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.

Longreads

9 Latin America longreads from June

Everything here is at least 2,500 words long, but worth your time. Colombia Hector Silva Avalos, , “Narino, Colombia: Ground Zero of the Cocaine Trade” (InsightCrime, June 9, 2017). Perhaps nowhere else in the country are the challenges of a post-conflict Colombia more evident, and perhaps no other part of the world is more indicative […]

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9 Latin America longreads from May

Everything here is at least 2,500 words long, but worth your time. Brazil Jonathan Watts, “Wild Amazon Faces Destruction as Brazil’s Farmers and Loggers Target National Park” (The Guardian (Uk), May 29, 2017). The forces lined up against conservation have deep roots. The post-colonial history of Brazil is, to a large extent, the history of […]

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11 Latin America longreads from March

Everything here is at least 3,000 words long, but worth your time. March 31, 2017 Cuba Jose De Cordoba, “The Buried Train and the French Teacher’s Daughter: A Cuban Exile’s Search for Home” (The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2017). Traveling back through his family’s history, a reporter struggles with whether to return to the […]

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