Anthony Faiola


Foreign affairs columnist deciphering diplomacy and global events.

Education: Florida International University, BA in communications

Anthony Faiola is a columnist on The Post’s foreign desk, where he is interim anchor of the Today's WorldView newsletter and column. He has stepped away from his role as South America/Caribbean bureau chief through April 2022. Faiola joined The Post in 1994 and has reported for the paper from more than 60 countries on six continents and served as bureau chief in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, New York, London and Berlin. From Washington, he has also covered global economics and the U.S. financial crisis. Faiola graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 1990 and began his journalism career
Latest from Anthony Faiola

At Miami’s Art Basel, a canvas of global inequality in the pandemic age

Miami’s massive art show marks a post-coronavirus coming out party for the global mega-rich in a city that offers a glimpse into post-pandemic inequality.

December 3, 2021

Brazil’s far-right Bolsonaro reaches for an unlikely title: President of the Poor

To the surprise of some, Jair Bolsonaro, the same welfare critic who once suggested that one cure for poverty was birth control has also sought to reinvent himself as something of a fiscal Robin Hood, taking from Brazil’s public coffers to give to the poor.

December 1, 2021

As the omicron variant arrives in the West, wealthy countries are reaping what they sowed

Perhaps no other moment in the pandemic has lent more truth to the often ignored mantra that “no one is safe until we are all safe.”

November 29, 2021

Chile’s election is a window into Latin America’s polarization

The country long held up globally as a free market model run by moderates has inexorably slipped into the world of political extremes, taking with it the illusion of Chile as an oasis in a sea of instability.

November 24, 2021

Squeezed by mandates and restrictions, Europe’s anti-vaxxers rebel

The world is getting smaller for anti-vaxxers in Europe, who face more pandemic restrictions and vaccine mandates. Thousands turned out to protest in cities across the continent over the weekend.

November 22, 2021

How debt is making global inequality worse

The developing world is growing more heavily indebted, worsening fears that the post-pandemic world will see global inequality get worse.

November 19, 2021

Drowning nations disappointed with outcome of U.N. climate summit may have one move left: Lawsuits

Island nations may be the biggest losers of the Glasgow climate summit. They're turning to a new strategy to get major emitters to pay up: Lawsuits.

November 17, 2021

Belarus is the latest country to use migrants as pawns. The West is guilty, too.

Belarus's move to lure migrants toward E.U. borders marks a next-level evolution in the use of desperate asylum seekers as pawns in diplomatic blackmail.

November 15, 2021

The ‘new’ Drug War and how the U.S. aided the capture of Colombia’s most wanted man

In an interview, Colombia’s Defense Minister Diego Molano describes how the U.S. helped capture Colombia's most wanted man.

November 12, 2021

Britain’s Boris Johnson should be basking in a global moment. Instead he is mired in ‘sleaze.’

Britons are seething over a scandal in which a member of Parliament and Johnson ally was found to have broken lobbying rules — and Downing Street pushed to avoid accountability.

November 10, 2021