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.


Links from the past month about organized crime-related corruption in Latin America

(I say “organized crime-related” to distinguish this kind of corruption from its slimy, tawdry, but usually less-deadly cousin, “graft.”) Colombia Ariel Ávila, “La Sinverguenceria de la Bandola Uribista” (Semana (Colombia), March 31, 2017). In his latest column, the security analyst goes over some of the historical ties between opposition leader and former president Álvaro Uribe’s supporters […]

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That’s about right

“To fight corruption, they’re going to establish a commission.” “What’s the percentage rate?”

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Ugly calls for military rule in Brazil

Brazil saw a new round of protests yesterday in favor of aggressive anti-corruption measures. But as the New York Times’ Dom Phillips notes, they were not only smaller than in the past, they were harder to the right in their politics. [M]any marchers in Rio de Janeiro said they would vote in the 2018 election for Jair Bolsonaro, a […]

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