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As a long-serving correspondent for the Guardian, Rory Carroll has covered war zones, survived a kidnapping in Iraq, and reported from all over Africa. For five years, throughout the writing of this book, Carroll was stationed in Caracas as the Guardian’s chief correspondent in Latin America. He now lives in LA, where he is the paper’s US west coast correspondent. His work has been longlisted for the Orwell Prize, the UK’s pre-eminent prize for political writing.