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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(Even more here) April 18, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Alicia A. Caldwell, “Yuma, Ariz., Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Crisis” (The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2019). U.S. Border Patrol agents released nearly 1,300 migrants in Yuma, which has a population of about 100,000, in the past three weeks Dara Lind, “Attorney General Barr […]

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(Even more here) April 17, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Katie Benner, Michael D. Shear, “In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers” (The New York Times, April 17, 2019). Mr. Barr’s decision does not affect unaccompanied children or families who cross into the United States illegally. A longstanding settlement in a […]

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(Even more here) April 4, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Aaron Martinez, Aaron Montes, Vic Kolenc, “Cbp to Close Cargo Lanes at el Paso International Bridge as It Shifts Officers to Aid Migrant Processing” (The El Paso Times, April 4, 2019). McAleenan announced that CBP officers currently at the ports of entry would be reassigned to […]

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(Even more here) April 3, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Julian Borger, “Latin Americans Fear Precedent Set by Legal Justification for Syria Intervention” (The Guardian (Uk), April 3, 2019). Countries fear that legal standard of states being ‘unwilling or unable’ to deal with terrorism could be used in Latin America Nick Miroff, “Ruben Garcia Has Sheltered […]

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The day ahead: April 2, 2019

I’ll be around in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) We’ve got a draft piece about the current border situation that I’d like to post ASAP, and I’ll be scrambling to finish by bits of it before 10:00, when I start a series of meetings: 2 internal strategy meetings, a visit to the Mexican […]

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(Even more here) April 1, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional “Editorial: Yes, There’s a Problem at the Border. Trump’s Wall Won’t Fix It.” (The Washington Post, April 1, 2019). Mr. McAleenan would like Congress to give him authority to hold these migrants for up to eight weeks. That would allow time to process their claims, which […]

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(Even more here) March 29, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional D. Parvaz, “Pentagon Officials Struggle to Explain Diverted Funding for Trump’s Border Wall” (ThinkProgress, March 29, 2019). The Pentagon notified Congress Monday night that it authorized the reallocation of $1 billion in department funding to be used for new wall construction — but at the same […]

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(Even more here) March 26, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Emily Cochrane, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, “With Override Vote Coming, Congress Examines Military Cuts That Will Fund Wall” (The New York Times, March 26, 2019). This time, on the veto override, their appeal is more parochial: Look where the wall money will come from T. Christian Miller, “If […]

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(Even more here) March 25, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Robert Moore, “Border Patrol Inland Checkpoints Shut Down So Agents Can Help Process Asylum Seekers” (Texas Monthly, March 25, 2019). “It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border Molly Hennessy-Fiske, “Trump Says Barbed Wire ‘Can […]

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(Even more here) March 22, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Molly o’toole, “Marine Corps Commandant Says Deploying Troops to the Border Poses ‘Unacceptable Risk’” (The Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2019). Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), vice chairman of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said Neller’s memos showed the danger in diverting Pentagon funds to build Trump’s […]

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(Even more here) March 21, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Amanda Holpuch, Lauren Aratani, “Alarm Over Leaked Us Database Targeting Journalists and Immigration Activists” (The Guardian (Uk), March 21, 2019). The debate about immigrants’ rights, about the treatment of immigrants, about the treatment of asylum seekers, is going to be suppressed or censored Elliot Spagat, “New […]

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(Even more here) March 20, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Rebekah Entralgo, “The Pentagon Can’t Explain Where $2.5 Billion in Border Wall Funding Is Coming From” (ThinkProgress, March 20, 2019). Trump announced that in addition to diverting money from the military reconstruction budget, he would also take $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s counter-drug funding. But as […]

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(Even more here) March 19, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Molly o’toole, Sarah D. Wire, “Pentagon Discloses Military Projects in California That It Could Tap for Trump’s Wall” (The Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2019). “Now that members of Congress can see the potential impact this proposal could have on projects in their home states, I […]

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(Even more here) March 18, 2019 Argentina Pablo Corso Heduan, “Destinan Mas de Us$ 600 Millones para el Ejercito en el Ano Electoral” (Perfil (Argentina), March 18, 2019). Con la mira puesta en las elecciones de octubre, Mauricio Macri reforzó al Ejército con una millonaria inversión en equipamiento militar para la lucha contra el narcotráfico […]

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(Even more here) March 15, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Erica Werner, John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, “Senate Votes to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Setting Up President’s First Veto” (The Washington Post, March 15, 2019). The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-to-41 Senate vote will send the measure to the president’s desk. […]

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