It’s late August. Much of Washington is on vacation (not the Senate, but they’re not working on anything relevant to Latin America this week). There are no public events on my calendar, and just a handful of meetings.

This will be my last week with a relatively quiet schedule. Three of us are headed to Colombia at the end of next week for a research trip. In addition to setting that up, during this week I hope to make lots of progress on—and in some cases finish—a report on the border, a book chapter on crime and corruption in Colombia, and an article about U.S. policy for a Colombian publication.