Mac Margolis


A longtime correspondent and foreign affairs writer, Mac Margolis has spent four decades reporting on Brazil and the rest of Latin America, as a correspondent for Newsweek magazine and a regular contributor to The Economist, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He wrote regularly on Latin America for The Washington Post Global Opinions, (2021-2023) and before that as a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion (2014-2021). 

Margolis wrote the screenplay for the documentary series Archaeologies: In Search of the First Brazilians, which aired on Brazilian television (2017). He is the author of The Last New World: the Conquest of the Amazon Frontier (WW Norton).

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