Adam Isacson

Still trying to understand Latin America, my own country, and why so few consequences are intended. These views are not necessarily my employer’s.

September 2017

Things from the past two weeks

I mean to post a link or some other notice to this site whenever I publish something elsewhere. But it has been such a fertile time at work lately, things have gotten away from me and I’ve neglected this space. In order to catch up a bit, here’s everything I’ve been up to since September […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) September 22, 2017 Argentina, Chile Eduardo Szklarz, “Argentina and Chile Hold Inalaf 2017 Annual Combined Exercise” (Revista Dialogo (U.S. Southern Command), September 22, 2017). The incursion consisted of a coordinated landing of marine troops by land and by helicopter. Brazil “Rio Pede Patrulhamento de Militares Em 103 Locais” (Veja (Brazil), September 22, […]

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The day ahead: September 22, 2017

I’ll be most reachable mid-day. (How to contact me) I’m taping a segment of Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano this morning. In the afternoon, I’ll be at a meeting of groups working on security assistance reform. In between, I’ll be trying to line up the last few speakers for a Colombia conference we’re putting on in just […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) September 21, 2017 Brazil “‘Ditadura Nunca e Melhor’, Diz Comandante Do Exercito” (Veja (Brazil), September 21, 2017). Apesar de negar que general que aventou intervenção militar será punido, Eduardo Villas Bôas afirmou que instituição se pauta pela estabilidade e legalidade “Juiz Da Lava Jato Condena Sergio Cabral a 45 Anos de Prisao” […]

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The day ahead: September 21, 2017

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I plan to be in the office, but doing an intense day of writing for an upcoming Colombia report, and work putting together (still recruiting speakers) for an October 16 Colombia conference. Later in the day, I look forward to the IPS Letelier-Moffitt award […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) September 20, 2017 Brazil Chayenne Polimedio, “Brazilians Are Losing Faith in Democracy and Considering a Return to Military Rule” (Vox, September 20, 2017). Bolsonaro is an avid advocate to a return of generals to the highest public office. After more than two decades advocating for a return to military rule, his rhetoric […]

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The day ahead: September 20, 2017

I’ll be most reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’ve got a couple of meetings in the office, with staff and a visiting researcher, then lunch with a European diplomat. I’ve cleared out the afternoon for writing and research about Colombia; I plan to work at home.

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) September 19, 2017 Brazil Giselle Ouchana, “Estacionamento Da Upp Da Rocinha Vira ‘Cemiterio’ de Motos e Carros Da Pm” (O Globo (Brazil), September 19, 2017). PMs, que não conseguiram impedir a invasão à Rocinha no domingo — sequer agiram diante de motoristas assaltados na frente deles pelo bando que tentava tomar o […]

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Latin America-related events in Washington this week

Tuesday, September 19 8:45-10:30 at the Inter-American Dialogue: English Language Learning in Latin America (RSVP required). 10:00-11:00 at 2456 Rayburn House Office Building: Journalists Expose Illegal Killings by Police in El Salvador (RSVP required). 2:30-4:00 at CSIS: Decades of the Global War on Drugs, Lessons Learned, and America’s Opioid Epidemic (RSVP required). 3:00-5:00 at American […]

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The day ahead: September 19, 2017

I’ll be most reachable in the morning. (How to contact me) We’re recording a podcast this afternoon, and I’ll be in a meeting with groups who work on Colombia. Otherwise, as yesterday, doing writing and research for an upcoming Colombia report, and putting together an October 16 conference about Colombia.

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) September 18, 2017 Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Venezuela Sergio Gomez Maseri, “Venezuela, Eje de la Cena de Santos y Lideres de la Region Con Trump” (El Tiempo (Colombia), September 18, 2017). A la reunión de esta noche están invitados, además de Santos, el presidente de Brasil, Michel Temer; el de Perú, […]

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The day ahead: September 18, 2017

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) Between a staff meeting in the morning and a Skype appearance on Colombia’s Semana En Vivo program in the evening, I’ll be putting together an October 16 conference on Colombia and writing one of two pieces about Colombia.

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