John Dinges is a contributing producer at Retro Report and an award-winning journalist and author. He has reported widely in Latin America for The Washington Post, TIME, The Miami Herald, NPR, Caretas (Lima) and The Clinic (Chile). Previously, he served as managing editor and international editor of National Public Radio News, where he was named in two DuPont-Columbia broadcasting awards (gold and silver batons). He was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot gold medal for excellence in reporting on Latin America and is currently the Cabot Professor of International Journalism Emeritus of Columbia University. His books include: The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents, [Assassination on Embassy Row]() (with Saul Landau) and Our Man in Panama.