Andrés Oppenheimer is the Latin American editor and foreign affairs columnist for The Miami Herald syndicated column. His report appears two times in a week in The Miami Herald and more than other 40 U.S. and Latin American newspapers. Andrés Oppenheimer is the 1987 co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal.
Andrés Oppenheimer won the Inter-American Press Association in two occasions (1989 and 1994). He awarded with a large number of prices: the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists; the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain′s daily El País; the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University; the 2001 King of Spain Award given out by the Spanish news agency EFE and King Juan Carlos I of Spain; and an Overseas Press Club Award in 2002.
Andrés Oppenheimer ′s first book, “Castro′s Final Hour: An eyewitness account of the disintegration of Castro′s Cuba” was described by Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, as “a spectacular job of reporting, investigating and observing,” and by The Dallas Morning News as “the definitive book on Cuba in the past decade.” His second book, “Bordering on Chaos” was described by Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” as “A fascinating account of political and financial corruption in Mexico,” and was selected by The Los Angeles Times′ Book Review as one of the “best books” of that year. Andrés Oppenheimer ‘s fourth book, “Ojos Vendados: Estados Unidos y el Negocio de la Corrupción en América Latina“, on the role of U.S. corporations in recent Latin American corruption scandals, topped Argentina′s list of best-sellers in May, 2001, and was on the best-sellers′ list in Mexico and several other Latin American countries in 2001 and 2002.
Andrés Oppenheimer was selected by the Forbes Media Guide as one of the “500 most important journalists” of the United States in 1993, and by Poder magazine as one of the “100 most powerful people” in Latin America in 2002.
Andrés Oppenheimer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied law for four years at the University of Buenos Aires′ Law School, and he obtained a Master′s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York in 1978.