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.

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December 2019

The day ahead: December 6, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I was up late finishing two writing projects, which will both go online within the next 10 days. Today I’m catching up on research and correspondence. WOLA’s board of directors is meeting today, and I’ll be intermittently involved with their visit.

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The day ahead: December 5, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Other than an internal meeting and a border-related conference call mid-day, I should be at my desk, writing, all day. This morning I’m at home trying to bang out an analysis of militaries’ role in all the recent turmoil in Latin America. In the […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) December 4, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Rafael Romo, “Five Keys to Understanding Latin America’s Turmoil” (CNN, December 4, 2019). It would be overly simplistic to point to a single common denominator or trigger. But there are some keys to understanding how turmoil in one place can feed turmoil elsewhere Argentina Werner Pertot, […]

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The day ahead: December 4, 2019

I’m in meetings nearly all day. (How to contact me) I’ll be reachable at the beginning of the workday, but after that I’m on a call to discuss an upcoming speaking engagement, attending an event about migration at the border, in an internal meeting at WOLA, and meeting with Colombia-focused NGOs.

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) December 3, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional “Protestas en America Latina: Como los Militares Volvieron al Primer Plano de la Politica en la Region” (BBC Mundo, La Prensa (Nicaragua), December 3, 2019). En las últimas semanas aparecieron, con poca distancia unas de las otras, varias imágenes con una misma escena: distintos presidentes sudamericanos […]

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The day ahead: December 3, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach until late in the day. (How to contact me) I’m writing at home all morning with the phone off. By mid-day I’ll be in the office, but have a series of internal meetings. I plan to be in the office until very late in order to pick up my kid […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) December 2, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Andrei Serbin Pont, “No Es Que los Militares Vuelven, Nunca se Fueron” (CRIES (Argentina), Perfil (Argentina), December 2, 2019). Debemos comprender que los militares no solo no salieron de la escena, sino que se los ha fortalecido y el contexto actual facilita aún más su crecimiento […]

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The day ahead: December 2, 2019

I’m around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m here in Washington all week, putting final touches on two big reports and putting together a visit next week to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Today, I’ve got a weekly staff meeting in the morning and should be at my desk all afternoon.

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Latin America-related events in Washington this week

Monday, December 2 1:30–3:00 at WOLA: Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis: Could an Oil-for-Food Program Work? (RSVP required). 3:00–4:30 at CSIS: AMLO’s First Year in Office: Challenges and Opportunities (RSVP required). Tuesday, December 3 11:00–1:00 at the International Republican Institute: Colombia’s New Crossroads: How Venezuela’s Crisis Impacts Local Governance (RSVP required). Wednesday, December 4 9:00–11:00 at the […]

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