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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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) July 16, 2018 Western Hemisphere Regional Annie Correal, Dan Barry, Manny Fernandez, Miriam Jordan, “Cleaning Toilets, Following Rules: A Migrant Child’s Days in Detention” (The New York Times, July 16, 2018). Do not misbehave. Do not sit on the floor. Do not share your food. Do not use nicknames. Also, it is […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) July 12, 2018 Western Hemisphere Regional Tal Kopan, “Trump Administration to Turn Away Far More Asylum Seekers at the Border Under New Guidance” (CNN, July 12, 2018). Under new guidance given Wednesday to the officers who interview asylum seekers at the US’ borders and evaluate refugee applications, claims based on fear of […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) July 11, 2018 Western Hemisphere Regional Colleen Long, “Border Protection Says Nyc Mayor Crossed Border Illegally” (Associated Press **, July 11, 2018). The agent told them they’d crossed the border illegally and asked them to remain there while he got a supervisor and took them to an official crossing for an inspection […]

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(Even more here) July 10, 2018 Western Hemisphere Regional Josh Gerstein, “Judge Rejects Trump Request to Alter Agreement on Release of Immigrant Kids” (Politico, July 10, 2018). Los Angeles-based U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as “tortured” the Trump administration’s legal argument to get out from under the so-called Flores consent decree Alfredo Corchado, […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) July 9, 2018 Western Hemisphere Regional Nicholas Kulish, “Border Patrol’s Last Line of Defense? It Isn’t at the Border” (The New York Times, July 9, 2018). Getting through the heavily patrolled 100-mile zone beyond the border can be just as difficult as getting into the country Elliot Spagat, “California, Long a Holdout, […]

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Some articles I found interesting from July 6

(Even more here) July 6, 2018 Colombia Angela Olaya, “Arrest of Major Farc Dissident Casts Doubt on Colombia Peace Accords” (InsightCrime, July 6, 2018). Rambo’s presumed return to the criminal world illustrates the risk the Colombian government takes when its implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC is perceived as inconsistent Juan Camilo Pedraza, […]

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Some articles I found interesting from July 5

(Even more here) July 5, 2018 Colombia Javier AlexÁnder MacÍas, “Lideres, Preocupados por Aumento de Asesinatos” (El Colombiano (Medellin Colombia), July 5, 2018). El asesinato de los líderes sociales Felicinda Santamaría en el departamento del Chocó y Luis Barrios en el Atlántico, en las últimas 48 horas, sumió Santiago Cardenas H., “El Mapa de los […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) July 4, 2018 El domingo asesinaron a dos policías en Las Esquinas, Carazo. Después de tres semanas ellos son la única “ley” en la zona Martha Vasquez Larios, “Humberto Ortega: Adelantar las Elecciones en Nicaragua Es Un “Si a la Paz”” (La Prensa (Nicaragua), July 4, 2018). El general en retiro y […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) June 6, 2018 Brazil David Biller, r.t. Watson, “Where Gangs Pick the Politicians, a Murder in Rio Ignites a People’s Revolt” (Bloomberg, June 6, 2018). The women known as the “seeds’’ of Marielle Franco are hoping to overcome all of that. About 10 from Rio intend to run for state assembly or […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) June 5, 2018 Argentina “Bullrich: “Hay Que Dar la Oportunidad a los Militares de Insertarse en la Democracia”” (Perfil (Argentina), June 5, 2018). La semana pasada esta idea fue defendida por el presidente Mauricio Macri, quien expresó la necesidad de que las Fuerzas Armadas brinden “apoyo logístico a las fuerzas de seguridad” […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) June 4, 2018 Brazil Nelza Oliveira, “Brazilian Army Conducts Training for Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police” (Revista Dialogo (U.S. Southern Command), June 4, 2018). The partnership calls for EB to provide Brazil’s PM with support, such as staffing, training, equipment, planning instruments, and intelligence Central America Regional, Mexico Adolfo Flores, “They Wanted […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) May 18, 2018 Brazil Cristina Maza, “Did Isis Reach Brazil? 11 People Are Charged With Trying to Set Up a Jihadi Cell” (Newsweek, May 18, 2018). The individuals did not know one another but allegedly were using the messaging app WhatsApp to discuss plans to conduct a terrorist attack Cuba Nora Gamez […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) May 17, 2018 Central America Regional, Mexico “Editorial: The Cruelty of Breaking Up Immigrant Families” (The New York Times, May 17, 2018). Even supporters of tougher enforcement should tell the White House that it is going too far. It can enforce immigration laws without such draconian measures and protect children Colombia “Editorial: […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) May 16, 2018 Brazil Aline Oyamada, Julia Leite, “He’s Vulgar, Offensive and Wildly Popular With Traders in Brazil” (Bloomberg, May 16, 2018). A little like what was so often heard during the 2016 U.S. campaign about Donald Trump, the refrain “he says what I’m thinking but can’t say” comes up time and […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) May 15, 2018 Central America Regional, Mexico Daniel Gonzalez, “Another Migrant Caravan Is Coming, Organizers Say, Despite Trump Backlash” (The Arizona Republic, May 15, 2018). The caravan will take place around the same time as this year, as it has for the past 10 years Colombia Juan Carlos Garzon v., Juan David […]

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