FOUNDER Prior to launching CounterPunch in December of '93, Ken Silverstein worked for almost five years as a correspondent for the Associated Press based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He is the co-author, with Emir Sader, of Without Fear of Being Happy: Lula, the Workers Party and Brazil (Verso).

Mr. Silverstein has also freelanced for numerous publications including, The Nation, American Journalism Review, The Washington Monthly, Harper's, Interview, In These Times, and the New Statesman.

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