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Weekly adamisacson.com - Issue #4

A week ago right now, I was flying back from Colombia. That trip feels like it happened a very long t
Weekly adamisacson.com - Issue #4
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A week ago right now, I was flying back from Colombia. That trip feels like it happened a very long time ago. This week, while catching up on what I missed during that 9-day trip (and celebrating my 48th birthday on Tuesday), I wrote a few things that will come out over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, here’s some stuff I posted this week.

The Trump administration released data showing a jump in child and family migrant arrivals at the border in August.
Further proof that tough rhetoric and threats of family separation and detention won’t deter people fleeing horrific levels of violence and bad governance.
The data may also point to a modest, but sharply increased, number of Nicaraguans escaping their country’s authoritarian meltdown.
Charts: migration at the U.S.-Mexico border in August
We posted a neater, more streamlined presentation of this data at WOLA’s website. It concludes: “Zero Tolerance? Zero Deterrence.
Latin America-related events in Washington next week
I see only a few on the calendar, and more than half of them take place at 10:00 Tuesday, for some reason.
Not included here is WOLA’s annual Human Rights Awards Gala next Thursday night, which costs money to attend and is just about sold out. But join us if you’re able—it’s a fun night and the donated Chilean wine is amazing.
Tuesday, September 18
  • 10:00 in Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building: Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on “The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives.”
  • 10:00 in Room 419, Dirksen Senate Office Building: Business meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for ambassadorial nominations (Suriname, Nicaragua, Honduras).
  • 10:00–11:30 at CSIS: Crisis Response: Tracking Venezuela’s Unprecedented Migrant and Refugee Flows (RSVP required).
  • 3:30–5:00 at the Wilson Center: Book Launch—Under-Rewarded Efforts: The Elusive Quest for Prosperity in Mexico (RSVP required).
Wednesday, September 19
  • 10:00–12:00 in Healey Family Student Center, Georgetown University: Responding to Venezuela’s Exodus (RSVP required).
Links to some important Latin America reads
Five links from the past week
Civil-military relations in Latin America: links from the past month
Music I've had on heavy rotation
"Confusion In The Marketplace" by The Hold Steady (2018). Craig Finn has been quietly releasing singles all year, and some, like this one, have been among his best work.
"Confusion In The Marketplace" by The Hold Steady (2018). Craig Finn has been quietly releasing singles all year, and some, like this one, have been among his best work.
"Me and My Husband" by Mitski (2018). Critics love her new album; I can see why, but it's full of 2-minute songs like this one that end just as they're getting going.
"Me and My Husband" by Mitski (2018). Critics love her new album; I can see why, but it's full of 2-minute songs like this one that end just as they're getting going.
"Cool" by Soccer Mommy (2018).
"Cool" by Soccer Mommy (2018).
"Lake Erie" by Wild Pink (2018). As of now, this Brooklyn band's 2nd album is probably my favorite of the year.
"Lake Erie" by Wild Pink (2018). As of now, this Brooklyn band's 2nd album is probably my favorite of the year.
"Claudion" by Helena Deland (2018).
"Claudion" by Helena Deland (2018).
Links to all the most notable Latin America news I saw this week
Some articles I found interesting this morning
Some articles I found interesting this morning
Some articles I found interesting this morning
Some articles I found interesting this morning
Some articles I found interesting this morning
Thanks for reading. See you in a week.
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