A lot of my work centers on Colombia, security, human rights, and borders. So for me, the past two weeks have just been a nonstop storm of new knowledge, a driving downpour of amazing things to read. Important new work and must-read documents have been coming nearly every day.
(This in addition to a wealth of live events and volumes of coverage of Colombia’s remarkable election outcome.)
Here are some links. Don’t even ask me to summarize these yet. I’m reading as fast as I can.
- The final report of Colombia’s Truth Commission, published June 28. (1,770 pages and counting)
- The Del Rio Horse Patrol Unit Investigation Report by CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility, published July 8. (511 pages)
- The UNODC’s annual World Drug Report, published June 28. (473 pages plus annexes)
- Latest quarterly report of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, published June 27. (19 pages)
- “Guardia Nacional: 3 Anos de Definicion Militarista,” by the Mexican NGO Causa en Común, published July 7. (26 pages)
- “Conflicto Violento Y Deterioro Ambiental en El Catatumbo,” by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, published July 5. (54 pages)
- “Prison or Exile: Cuba’s Systematic Repression of July 2021 Demonstrators,” by Human Rights Watch, published July 11. (41 pages)
- Nobody Is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States by Reece Jones, published July 5. (288 pages)
- Honorable mention because it was published three weeks ago: Against the Wall: My Journey from Border Patrol Agent to Immigrant Rights Activist by Jenn Budd, published June 21. (332 pages)
- The House Appropriations Committee’s draft foreign aid bill and narrative report, published July 1.
- The House Appropriations Committee’s draft Homeland Security bill and narrative report, published July 1.