Leonardo Coutinho

Leonardo Coutinho is a Brazilian journalist currently serving as foreign correspondent in Washington, D.C. for VEJA magazine. He has published several articles about corruption, drug trafficking, and transnational organized crime, as well as revelations about the nuclear connections between Iran, Venezuela and Argentina. Coutinho was also the first to publish official documents that provided evidence that Iranian cleric Mohsen Rabbani --named by the Argentine Judiciary as one of the architects of the 1994 AMIA attack--had secretly visited Brazil. In 2016, his reporting revealed the identities of the members of ISIS’s terror affiliate in Brazil as part of “Operation Hashtag.” A six-time winner of the Journalist Award from Grupo Abril, Mr. Coutinho is author the book “Hugo Chávez,  o espectro” (Portuguese edition) and has contributed to the book “Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America,” by Lexington Books and testified before both the U.S Congress and Brazilian Parliament.