Steve Fainaru is a correspondent for The Post's foreign staff. He has covered the war in Iraq since 2004, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting in 2006. He has worked for The Post since 2000, previously covering civil liberties and the fight against terrorism and serving as an investigative reporter focusing on sports.
Previously he worked at The Boston Globe for 11 years, covering the Boston Red Sox, Wall Street and Latin America. He served as that newspaper's Latin- America bureau chief.
Steve, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is the co-author of The Duke of Havana: Baseball, Cuba and the Search for the American Dreám, which chronicled the odyssey of pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez and his defection from post-Cold War Cuba.