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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.

Ms. O’Grady was honored with the Walter Judd Freedom Award from The Fund for American Studies in 2012. She also received the Thomas Jefferson Award from The Association of Private Enterprise Education in 2009. In 2005, Ms. O’Grady was the recipient of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism awarded by the International Policy Network. This recognition was given for her articles on various topics including the World Bank, the underground economy in Brazil, and the questionable economic advice provided by the U.S. to Latin American countries. Additionally, in 1997, Ms. O’Grady won the Daily Gleaner Award for editorial commentary from the Inter American Press Association.

Ms. O’Grady obtained an English bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and pursued an M.B.A. in financial management from Pace University.