Before moving to Colombia I was in Chile, working mostly for The BBC and The Economist but for other media too, from Time magazine to The Guardian to NPR. I've been a journalist for over 25 years. I started at Reuters, where I was staff for 14 years. I covered conflicts in Iraq and Lebanon, World Cups in South Korea and South Africa and dozens of other major news stories. I was bureau chief in Dublin and Santiago. More recently I’ve started teaching journalism to others. I’ve run training courses for the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela and for the United Nations in Panama. I work in print, radio and television.
The FT's Gideon Long asks if the Venezuelan strongman can hold onto power during the global pandemic