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: May 8, 2019

I’m writing, but should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Nothing on the calendar today. I’ll be writing at home in the morning, and writing in the office in the afternoon.

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The day ahead: May 7, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Other than a couple of meetings in the mid-afternoon, I should be in the office writing as much as possible.

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The day ahead: May 6, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) This is my last week in Washington for a while, I’ve got four different work-related trips between next Monday and May 27. Today I’m at home in the morning while the gas company tears up our front yard to put in a new line. […]

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The day ahead: May 3, 2019

I’ll be reachable for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ll be at a Colombia event this morning, at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Then a farewell lunch with my spring-semester intern, and a few hours of writing. I may be in the office late in order to pick up my daughter at […]

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The day ahead: May 2, 2019

I’m around in the late morning and late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m writing at home for a couple of hours, then sitting in on a mid-day event at WOLA. I have an early afternoon meeting with a philanthropic organization, then a couple more hours of writing—there’s a lot to respond to on the […]

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The day ahead: May 1, 2019

I’m hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m working at home this morning, as more and more writing projects are in danger of becoming overdue. (It’s nice and quiet here.) I’ll be in the office mid-day, but in the afternoon recording a podcast with colleagues and then heading to Capitol Hill for a […]

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The day ahead: April 29, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ve got a few internal WOLA meetings scattered through the day, a call with a congressional office, and a Colombia event to moderate at WOLA this evening. I’ll be sort of reachable in the late afternoon, but working head-down in the office to get some […]

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The day ahead: April 25, 2019

I’ll be difficult to contact today. (How to contact me) I’ll barely be in the office today: I’ve got a meeting to talk about the border with a congressional staffer, a long mid-day meeting to help choose a human rights award nominee, and an afternoon medical appointment for my daughter.

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The day ahead: April 24, 2019

I’m in the office from late morning until end of day. (How to contact me) I’m home in the morning, at my computer while repair work gets done on our house. Other than a lunch with the interns and a meeting with some Colombians brought up by a State Department visitors’ program, I’ll be in […]

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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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