Tim Johnson spent 35 years as a journalist covering foreign affairs in Latin America and Asia for UPI, The Miami Herald, Knight Ridder Newspapers and McClatchy Newspapers. He was posted to Lima, Managua, Bogota, Beijing, Washington and Mexico City through his career. Johnson won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Colombia University for “valiant” reporting from the Americas, and was part of a small McClatchy team recognized with the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for its role in the global Panama Papers investigation into offshore tax havens. Johnson is author of the 2011 book Tragedy in Crimson: How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World But Lost the Battle with China (Nation Books). He retired in early 2019 and splits his time between Central America and the States.
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