Mary Anastasia O'Grady

Mary Anastasia O'Grady

Opinion Columnist, The Americas, The Wall Street Journal

Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes "The Americas," a weekly column on politics, economics and business in Latin America and Canada that appears every Monday in the Journal. Ms. O'Grady joined the paper in August 1995 and became a senior editorial page writer in December 1999. She was appointed an editorial board member in November 2005. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Indianapolis­-based Liberty Fund.

In 2012 Ms. O’Grady won the Walter Judd Freedom Award from The Fund for American Studies. In 2009 Ms. O'Grady received the Thomas Jefferson Award from The Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2005 Ms. O'Grady won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism awarded by the International Policy Network for her articles on the World Bank, the underground economy in Brazil and the bad economic advice the U.S. often gives to Latin American countries. In 1997 Ms. O'Grady won the Inter American Press Association's Daily Gleaner Award for editorial commentary.

Ms. O'Grady received a bachelor's degree in English from Assumption College and an M.B.A. in financial management from Pace University.

Latest Articles

The Americas

A letter from Sens. Hagerty and Cardin says one culprit is the Honduran government.

October 30, 2022

The Americas

Leaks show the army has information linking drug cartels with the ruling class.

October 16, 2022

The Americas

Doing business with dictators in Cuba and Venezuela is foreign-policy malpractice.

October 9, 2022

The Americas

Lula won, but not by enough to avoid a runoff with Bolsonaro on Oct. 30.

October 3, 2022

The Americas

Treasury joins in toppling a regional bank head who stood up to Beijing.

September 25, 2022

The Americas

President López Obrador is further militarizing his country’s government.

September 18, 2022

The Americas

Voters repudiated a constitutional rewrite, but as usual in Latin America the political class won’t accept the democratic verdict.

September 11, 2022

The Americas

Important voices on the right and the left oppose the proposed new constitution.

August 28, 2022

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