Analysis & Commentary

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War

Portraits from Prison Tell Stories of Women in the Drug War
Across the Americas, repressive drug policies make easy targets of small-scale dealers and people who use drugs, while doing little to thwart large-scale traffickers or organized crime.

The Mexican Government’s Failed Investigation into the 43 Students’ Enforced Disappearance

New Report by Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission Highlights Shortcomings
The CNDH report outlines six key points that are fairly basic steps in any criminal investigation and that Mexican authorities have not yet done.

Support for Expanding U.S.-Cuba Trade Grows Among Republican Party

After fifty years of a failed foreign policy on Cuba, one thing has become clear to Americans of all political stripes: it’s time to end the Cuban trade embargo.

Airbnb in Havana: Cuba’s Untapped Potential for Online Entrepreneurship

Airbnb and online platforms like it have enormous potential to fuel the ongoing economic reforms in Cuba. The only problem: Airbnb relies on internet access, which is highly limited on the island.

How Both Sides See the Recent Ups and Downs of Colombia's Peace Process

The last seven months have seen the pendulum of Colombia’s peace process swing back and forth rather wildly. For the months ahead, it’s worth looking at the volatile swings of 2015 from both sides’ on-the-record perspectives.

WOLA: Updating U.S.-Cuba Policy for the 21st Century

WOLA is working to end the embargo and to educate the general public, policymakers and members of Congress on the value of opening up trade, travel and diplomatic cooperation with Cuba.

WOLA: Defending Workers’ Rights in Colombia

In addition to supporting broader human rights in Colombia, WOLA works to ensure that union activists in the country do not face violence for their work. In recent years, this has meant monitoring the implementation of the Colombian Labor Action Plan (LAP).

For a Lasting Peace, Afro-Colombians Need a Seat at the Table

After more than two years of negotiations between Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s peace process can be strengthened by finding ways to engage a broader set of civil society stakeholders: Afro-Colombians.