Hindi Diamond is a professional writer and editor with 35 years of experience. She has been a foreign correspondent, a news analyst, an investigative reporter, a photographer, and has authored several books on a variety of subjects. She has been an adjunct professor at Florida International University for six years, teaching the art of writing.
She was awarded the top civilian Gold Presidential Medal of Panama for her excellence in Journalism. She has appeared in "Who's Who of American Women" and recently won the "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award" for excelling in a world previously dominated by men.
Mrs. Diamond helped found the Miami International Press Club of which she is still Vice-President and served also as President of Women in Communications for Greater Miami. The City of Miami awarded her its Gold Medal for her promotion of tourism in her Spanish-language news magazine INDUSTRIA TURISTICA which was circulated throughout Latin America and the United States.
GrinGa, My Love Affair with Panama (Writer's Publishing Cooperative, 2005) is a memoir of Mrs. Diamond's life and her exciting career.
As a journalist for a prominent Panamanian newspaper, Hindi Diamond broke through the barriers of Latin American machismo and placed herself at the center of an exciting world. She interviewed world leaders, dictators, dignitaries, celebrities, and ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.
This book tells the behind-the-scenes stories of her "scoops" and sources and includes exclusive photographs of Peron in his underwear which was featured in LIFE magazine. She also tells the story of her search in the jungle to find lost King Leopold of Belgium and stories about life for Americans in the Canal Zone, including their own repertory theater. Amply illustrated with over sixty outstanding photographs.