Adam Isacson

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 13:57

Adam looks at protests undercutting the popularity of Colombia's president; a crusading Colombian prosecutor's appointment to a UN anti-impunity office in Guatemala; and a survey of Latin American governments' views of intervention in Syria.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 - 10:16

Adam looks at the pope's visit to Brazil in the wake of mass protests, a new report on Colombia's conflict and the difficult effort to end it, and a wave of violence creating a dilemma for Mexico's president.

The Colombian Center for Historical Memory report mentioned in the podcast can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 00:00
Adding a second guerrilla group to an ongoing peace process with its own dynamic, though necessary, is no easy task. Negotiators must define three issues right away.
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 13:09

Adam looks at the capture of the Zetas' maximum leader in Mexico, regional fallout of the Snowden / NSA spying revelations, and the controversial campesino protests in Catatumbo, Colombia.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 00:00
Sending in the troops to do police work or enforce drug laws, though, is a poor choice. It is a last resort, an admission that all other government institutions have failed
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 00:00
If post-conflict Colombia features a politically aggressive, budgetarily bloated, judicially untouchable military, then it will be an example of an outcome to avoid.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 00:00
Talks between Colombia's government and the FARC guerrillas are official, and there are reasons for optimism.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 00:00
La caida de la urgencia del tema significa que ahora hay mas espacio para sostener una conversacion sobre politicas antidrogas alternas.
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 00:00
No matter what the issue in Colombia today, there is a glass-half-full and a glass-half-empty view.
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
In this new reality, the White House has made an astute choice of countries to visit. Each carries great symbolic value.