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Seth Kugel covers Brazil for GlobalPost, examining the country's booming industry, immense natural resources, complicated politics and growing role as a player in the globalized economy. Kugel has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1998, covering the Bronx and immigrant New York, and he has contributed as a columnist in the Travel section. He has also contributed to Gourmet, O! The Oprah Magazine, ARTnews, Education Week, Every Day with Rachel Ray, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and the Boston Globe. Kugel has shot video for nytimes.com, appeared on New York 1's "The New York Times Close Up," on New York's Univisión affiliate, and on the popular Brazilian late night talk show, "Programa do Jô." He has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and he has taught in the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies' journalism program. Kugel is co-author of "Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs."