Clifford Krauss has been a correspondent for The New York Times since 1990. He currently is a national business correspondent based in Houston. He covered the State Department, Congress and the New York City police department before serving as Buenos Aires bureau chief and Toronto bureau chief. Before working at The Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and was the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is author of ‘Inside Central America: Its People, Politics and History,’ (1991). He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, GQ and Wilson Quarterly, along with other publications.