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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(Even more here) January 31, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Nancy A. Youssef, “Pentagon Sending More Than 3,500 Additional Troops to Mexico Border” (The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2019). More than 3,500 active-duty troops will be sent to the border, according to a letter written by Rep. Adam Smith (D., Wash.), chairman of the House […]

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Some articles I found interesting this morning

(Even more here) January 30, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Molly o’toole, “Lawmakers Are Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border” (The Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2019). The Defense Department officials said they were engaged in planning around the possibility of Trump’s declaring a national emergency and tapping into either military construction […]

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(Even more here) January 29, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Alicia A. Caldwell, “Illegal Migrant Crossings Surge in Remote New Mexico Desert” (The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2019). Official statistics aren’t available for this barely populated area of New Mexico, but agents say groups of 100 or more migrants have crossed the border there at […]

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(Even more here) January 28, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Felicia Sonmez, Robert Costa, “Trump Will Secure Border ‘With or Without Congress,’ Mulvaney Says” (The Washington Post, January 28, 2019). President Trump is again considering invoking emergency powers to build his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval “Editorial: Convicted for Leaving Water for […]

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(Even more here) January 23, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown” (The New York Times, January 23, 2019). If both measures fall short, the votes could add new energy to efforts to negotiate a bipartisan compromise Kristine Phillips, “They Left Food and Water […]

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(Even more here) January 22, 2019 Argentina Juan Gabriel Tokatlian, “La Estrategia de ee.uu. Hacia la Argentina” (Universidad Di Tella (Argentina), El Cohete a la Luna (Argentina), January 22, 2019). La Integrated Country Strategy sobre la Argentina merece una lectura y un seguimiento. Ahí están los trazados principales de la política exterior de Washington hacia […]

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(Even more here) January 21, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Dara Lind, Li Zhou, “Here’s Trump’s Latest Offer to End the Shutdown — and Why Democrats Aren’t Interested” (Vox, January 21, 2019). President Donald Trump just blinked on the government shutdown. But his standoff with congressional Democrats doesn’t appear to be headed to a resolution anytime […]

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(Even more here) January 14, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Greg Grandin, “The Border Patrol Has Been a Cult of Brutality Since 1924” (The Intercept, January 14, 2019). “Practically every other member” of El Paso’s National Guard “was in the Klan,” one military officer recalled, and many had joined the Border Patrol upon its establishment Christopher […]

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(Even more here) January 7, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Damian Paletta, Juliet Eilperin, Nick Miroff, Robert Costa, “As Shutdown Drags on, Trump Officials Make New Offer, Seek Novel Ways to Cope With Its Impacts” (The Washington Post, January 7, 2019). It demanded $5.7 billion “for construction of a steel barrier for the Southwest border” but […]

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(Even more here) January 4, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Richard Gonzales, Tom Bowman, “Troops to Be Deployed to Border to Build and Upgrade 160 Miles of Fencing” (National Public Radio, January 4, 2019). The deployment and fence construction along the California and Arizona borders would be paid for by the Pentagon, from the Department of […]

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(Even more here) January 3, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Damian Paletta, Erica Werner, “Trump Falsely Claims Mexico Is Paying for Wall, Demands Taxpayer Money for Wall in Meeting With Democrats” (The Washington Post, January 3, 2019). “Somebody said $2.5 [billion],” Trump said to reporters. “No. Look, this is national security we’re talking about” Aaron Rupar, […]

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(Even more here) January 2, 2019 Western Hemisphere Regional Grace Segers, “Trump Invites Congressional Leaders to White House For “Briefing” on Border Security” (CBS News, January 2, 2019). President Trump has invited congressional leaders of both parties to the White House on Wednesday for a “briefing” on border security Molly Hennessy-Fiske, “Migrant Families Shift to […]

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