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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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 30, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional Terrence Mccoy, Mary Beth Sheridan, “Coronavirus Collides With Latin America’s Maid Culture — With Sometimes Deadly Results” (The Washington Post, March 30, 2020). Imported by the wealthy, the virus is now reaching into impoverished communities, at times through domestic employment, infecting people with fewer resources to […]

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Latin America-related online events this week

Tuesday, March 31 4:00 at atlanticcouncil.org: Impact of the oil market crash on the major producers in Latin America: A closer look at Brazil and Mexico (RSVP required). Wednesday, April 1 12:00–1:00 at thedialogue.org: Price War Meets Pandemic – Energy’s Perfect Storm in Latin America (RSVP required). Thursday, April 2 9:00–10:30 at thedialogue.org: Impact of […]

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5 links from the past week

If coronavirus wasn’t putting a halt to such things, this week the U.S. government would’ve sent back to Colombia one of the maximum leaders of the AUC paramilitary group, Salvatore Mancuso, who was extradited to face drug trafficking charges in 2008. In a detailed piece at Canada’s National Post, Brian Fitzpatrick tells the story of […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 27, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional Charles T. Call, “As Coronavirus Hits Latin America, Expect Serious and Enduring Effects” (The Brookings Institution, March 27, 2020). Many now fear that Latin America may go the way of Italy — with too many cases already circulating to gain control of the virus for many […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 26, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional Kevin Sieff, “Soldiers Around the World Get a New Mission: Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns” (The Washington Post, March 26, 2020). In every region, under all kinds of political systems, governments are turning to increasingly stringent measures — and deploying their armed forces to back them up Brazil […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 25, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional “Americas at a Crossroad: Human Rights Response to Covid-19” (Amnesty International, March 25, 2020). Amnesty International believes that authorities must show leadership by prioritizing human rights and by refraining from abusing their power in the middle of this emergency. Here is a preliminary list of “Do’s” […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 24, 2020 Argentina Che Apalache, “Argentina’s Day of Remembrance Recalls a Ghastly Past” (TalkHouse, March 24, 2020). The US-backed government was oppressive and murderous, and Pau Barjau’s family endured it Bolivia John Quigley, “Bolivia Suspends Presidential Election Due to Virus Lockdown” (Bloomberg, March 24, 2020). Electoral body says May 3 vote […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 23, 2020 Brazil Tom Phillips, “Brazilians Protest Over Bolsonaro’s Muddled Coronavirus Response” (The Guardian, March 23, 2020). Bolsonaro has continued to downplay the pandemic, despite more than 20 members of a delegation he recently led to the US becoming infected with Covid-19 Jamie Mcgeever, Pedro Fonseca, “Brazil’s Bolsonaro Plays Down Coronavirus […]

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Latin America-Related Online Events This Week

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. Monday, March 23 11:30–12:30 at wilsoncenter.org: The Effect of the Coronavirus on Latin American Economies 1:00–2:00 at atlanticcouncil.org: Latin America’s response to COVID–19 Tuesday, March 24 11:30 at migrationpolicy.org: Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health Thursday, March 26 10:00–11:00 at wilsoncenter.org: Evaluating the […]

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5 Links from the Past Week

The Americas Society / Council of the Americas has been keeping an updated record, using the Johns Hopkins database and other sources, of how coronavirus is affecting 19 Latin American countries plus Puerto Rico, and how governments are responding. At The New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson interviews Evo Morales, Jeanine Añez, and many others for […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 20, 2020 Brazil Oliver Stuenkel, “Bolsonaro Faces His Biggest Crisis – and Is Struggling” (Americas Quarterly, March 20, 2020). Huge pot-banging protests show how vulnerable Brazil’s president is amid the coronavirus outbreak. Coming days will be critical Diane Jeantet, Mauricio Savarese, “Brazil’s Bolsonaro Strives to Regain Leadership Amid Virus” (Associated Press, […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 19, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional Mariano Aguirre, “Dialogo, Diplomacia y Mediacion en America Latina” (Nueva Sociedad, March 19, 2020). América Latina y el Caribe cuenta actualmente con tres problemas de muy diferentes características políticas que requieren diálogo político y diplomacia, tanto de la tradicional como de la de segunda vía Brazil […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 18, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional “Where Is the Coronavirus in Latin America?” (Americas Society – Council of the Americas, March 18, 2020). Below, AS/COA Online takes a look at measures taken and economic impact felt in Latin America Javier Lafuente, “America Latina Afronta la Crisis del Coronavirus Entre Tensiones Politicas y […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 17, 2020 Western Hemisphere Regional Ryan Dube, Nicholas Bariyo, Juan Forero, “Africa, Latin America Brace as Coronavirus Threatens Weaker Health Systems” (The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2020). Few countries are as poorly prepared to handle an onslaught of cases as Venezuela, which reported its first two cases Friday and 15 […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) March 16, 2020 Bolivia Jon Lee Anderson, “The Fall of Evo Morales” (The New Yorker, March 16, 2020). Morales’s alleged electoral fraud, and his party’s acceptance of new elections without him, makes it difficult to call his ouster a coup. Añez’s behavior makes it hard not to Brazil Jen Kirby, “Brazilian President […]

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