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.


The day ahead: March 22, 2017

Today I should be out of meetings in the afternoon, but trying to write as quickly as possible. (How to contact me) The Human Rights Caucus hearing on Colombia, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed. (Thanks, “Trumpcare” bill.) So I won’t be spending today preparing testimony. Instead, I have a mandatory staff training all morning […]

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The day ahead: March 21, 2017

Today I’ll be very hard to contact. I may not be in my office at all. Text me if it’s urgent. (How to contact me) The Inter-American Human Rights Commission will be holding hearings this morning about Colombia and about U.S. migration and border-security policy. Simultaneously. So I’ll be at OAS headquarters from early morning until lunchtime. Then […]

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The day ahead: March 20, 2017

Today I’ll be pretty hard to contact: my only window when I’m not in meetings is between about 12 and 3, and I need to write. (How to contact me) I’ve got a staff meeting in the morning, a press interview in the afternoon, and I have to clear out of the office a bit early to […]

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The Week Ahead

It’s going to be another busy one. Lots of colleagues from all over the region are in town for the Inter-American Human Rights Commission hearings. I look forward to attending the Colombia hearings, plus one on U.S. border security, on Tuesday, and I’ll be at four or five other related get-togethers and conversations with visitors. […]

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The day ahead: March 15, 2017

Today I should be reachable until about 1:30, after which I’m in meetings. (How to contact me) I’ll be devoting this morning entirely to finishing our big upcoming report cataloguing all U.S. military assistance programs and authorities. We’ve identified 109 of them—see the draft descriptions here. I hope to finish editing all 109 descriptions by lunchtime. […]

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The day ahead: March 14, 2017

Today I should be reachable, especially after late morning. (How to contact me) No snow this morning. The forecast 6-10 inches turned out to be about 2 inches of unflavored snow-cone ice blanketing Washington. That’s enough to open schools and the government a couple of hours late. So I’m at home until mid-morning. Otherwise I’ve […]

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The day ahead: March 13, 2017

Today I should be reachable for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ll be in meetings for part of today—what promises to be a long weekly staff meeting, followed by an event on Venezuela here at WOLA–and then some time to focus on writing. I’ll be redrafting an upcoming commentary explaining the current […]

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The week ahead

It’s going to be another busy one here in Washington. It’s mid-March and everything is in session, from Congress to the universities. And at the end of the week, the OAS Inter-American Human Rights Commission starts its semi-annual sessions, so a lot of colleagues from around the region will be in town. Just look at […]

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