Edward Schumacher-Matos, born in Colombia, has some 30 years of newspaper experience. He began as a reporter at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts, and then moved to The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was part of a team that in 1979 won a Pulitzer Prize. For nearly a decade afterwards, Schumacher Matos worked at The New York Times, mostly in Buenos Aires and Madrid. He left the Times in 1988 to write a book related to Vietnam. In 1991, he returned to New York as director of the Spanish Institute, a private cultural and public affairs institute dedicated to U.S.-Spain relations. Two years later, he joined The Wall Street Journal, where he was the founding editor and associate publisher of The Wall Street Journal Americas, insert editions in Spanish and Portuguese published throughout Latin America. Schumacher-Matos left in 2003 and founded Rumbo Newspapers/Meximerica Media, a chain of four Spanish language dailies in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. By its second year Rumbo was named one of the three best Hispanic newspapers in the US and had great impact in Texas, where Mr. Schumacher-Matos was on the front line of Latino issues. Due to the changing nature of advertising, the newspapers were converted into weeklies and recently sold. Schumacher-Matos received a bachelor's degree in literature and politics from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in international economics and politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Japan and a Bi-National Commission Fellow in Spain. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam.