Andrés Oppenheimer is the Latin American editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald. His column, The Oppenheimer Report, appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers, including El País, of Spain, La Nacion, of Argentina, and Reforma, of Mexico. He also anchors his own Spanish-language television show, “Oppenheimer Presenta,” which airs in CNN en Español in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
He is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994), and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País and the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University.
In his latest work “Sálvese quien pueda”,he analyzes the future of work in the era of automation, facing a phenomenon that will radically transform society. In other of his most recent works “Innovate or Die”, Andres Oppenheimer reveals the keys to success in the twenty-first century, in which innovation and creativity are the pillars of progress.
His book «Basta de Historias! La obsesión latinoamericana con el pasado y las 12 claves del futuro» is about his recent trips to India, China, Singapore, Finland and other countries that are making great progress in education, science and technology, and a comparison with what is happening in Mexico, Argentina, etc.
His book, «Ojos Vendados: Estados Unidos y el Negocio de la Corrupcion en America Latina» (Editorial Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2001; and Plaza & Janes, Mexico, 2001), 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.
Oppenheimer’s «Saving the Americas: Latin America’s dangerous decline, and what the United States must do» was described by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso as a “must-read.” Costa Rica President Oscar Arias called it “a landmark work” and “an engaging study that politicians, academics, journalists and other leaders will be citing for years to come.”
He 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 and 2008.