I’m working until mid-afternoon, then on holiday with family for the rest of the week. (How to contact me)

It’s been quite a time here in Washington, monitoring the protests in Colombia while pushing two massive research reports out the door. Those reports, one on Mexico’s southern border and one on our October trip to Arauca and Chocó, Colombia, are almost completely out of my hands at this point.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States: like Christmas, a day when the entire country grinds to a total halt. I plan to leave work early and spend the rest of the week with family here in the Washington area. I will be monitoring the region while I’m off, though.