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Alma Guillermoprieto

Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for The New Yorker (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and The New York Review of Books . She is the author of Looking for History , The Heart That Bleeds , and Samba , and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995. Raised in Mexico and the United States, she now makes her home in Mexico City.