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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The day ahead: April 23, 2019

I’ll be around, but writing, in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got a call with an NGO colleague, a dentist appointment, and a mid-day interview on CNN Español to talk about border militias. Then about four hours at my desk this afternoon, where I hope to work on one of four different writing […]

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The day ahead: April 22, 2019

I’ll be reachable for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’m guest-teaching a class at American University and participating in WOLA’s weekly staff meeting. Other than a couple of phone calls in the early afternoon, I plan to be in the office writing; I now have a few active projects running […]

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The day ahead: April 19, 2019

I’m off today. (How to contact me) As the child of a mixed marriage with two religious traditions, it’s always nice when Passover and Easter coincide. Even better when it’s on a weekend. I’ve got family showing up this afternoon, and will not be available for work-related stuff today. Have a good holiday.

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The day ahead: April 18, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I’m in the office, and will be finishing a big-picture article, for a Latin American publication, about current U.S. policy toward the region. Also adding new information to my database. I’m off tomorrow, Good Friday/Passover.

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The day ahead: April 17, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Holy week is setting in, with Congress out of session and much of Latin America on vacation. Other than a long-ish phone interview with a reporter, I’m going to be in the office all day, catching up on tasks left undone because of last […]

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The day ahead: April 16, 2019

I’m reachable in late morning and late afternoon, and that’s about it. (How to contact me) This is my first day back in the office since April 5, after a week of travel and a day off yesterday. (I paid my taxes on the deadline, and I’m not one of the multi-millionaires to whom Trump […]

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Notre Dame

There’s my wife and (now-teenage) daughter in 2010, one of two times I actually got invited to give a talk in France. Looking at one of my favorite buildings in the world, which was horribly damaged in a fire today. I hope they rebuild it, even if it takes another 200 years. The 21st century […]

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The day ahead: April 10, 2019

I’m difficult to reach today. (How to contact me) Good morning from Tijuana. I’ve got meetings with two migrant shelters and the U.S. consulate on the schedule today. This evening, I’ve signed up for “airport duty” with the migrant shelter on the U.S. side. I’ll be hard to contact throughout the day.

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The day ahead: April 9, 2019

I’ll be very hard to contact today. (How to contact me) I’ll be spending day 2 in San Diego in an all-day meeting with a great assemblage of border and migration activists. It promises to be a forward-looking, proposal-focused discussion. I won’t be near a keyboard much, though I’ll be looking to see whether CBP, […]

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The day ahead: April 8, 2019

I’m traveling and will be hard to reach. (How to contact me) Hello from San Diego. I have two meetings with U.S. border-security agencies today, and I’ll be working a long shift at the local shelter for migrant families who’ve been released from custody. There’s a time in late afternoon (early evening East Coast) when […]

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The day ahead: April 5, 2019

I’ll be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) It’s my last day in the office until April 15, as I’m headed back to the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend. This morning I’m giving a talk about Colombia at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. I’m in the office the rest of […]

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The day ahead: April 4, 2019

I’ll be available late morning and late afternoon. (How to contact me) First thing this morning I’ll be Skyping and recording a podcast with an expert on Colombia’s conflict. During the first half of the afternoon I’ll be on a call with border groups and then have a meeting with a migration-focused philanthropy here in […]

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The day ahead: April 3, 2019

I’ll be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got a morning meeting with a congressional office and lunch with a longtime colleague who’s an expert on migration. Today we should be putting out a good jointly written piece about the crisis at the border. I’ll also be finishing prep for my visit […]

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The day ahead: April 1, 2019

I’ll be in meetings and events all day. (How to contact me) I’ll be in the office, but barely at my desk at all today. A radio interview, a conference call with European diplomats, a long weekly staff meeting, a strategizing meeting, a visit from a border/migration litigator, then we’re hosting an event on Colombia […]

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The day ahead: March 29, 2019

I’ll be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) The last two days were so activity-filled that I haven’t even posted news links to this site. Today is less frantic: just a meeting with a new congressional office in the morning, and I’ll be at my desk the rest of the day. I hope […]

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