About Steven Eric Bodzin

I am a reporter and photographer in Santiago, Chile. I have lived in Venezuela and traveled extensively in Latin America. I speak fluent Spanish and English. I am the Santiago, Chile correspondent for Monocle and the Christian Science Monitor. I also maintain a website of notes and observations, mostly about energy in South America. You can write me. Or check out my Twitter feed.

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A couple anonymously written blogs are claiming I’m a drug-trafficking extortionist crypto-right-winger. For the record, I’m not. The posts appeared after I wrote a widely read exposé about reputation management on my blog. I hope it’s obvious that drug kingpins don’t hire guys who go out in public like this. And that if I were interested in extortion, I would have taken the cash rather than publish that story. (In the end I spent eight months on that story and didn’t get paid a cent.) As far as my politics? If you have specific questions, just ask.


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