Analysis & Commentary

A Year without Justice: Remembering the Victims of the September 2014 Attacks in Guerrero, Mexico

As we commemorate the anniversary of the September 2014 attacks in Iguala, Guerrero, we remember all those who were affected by the violent events.

How the film 'NN' explores issues of the missing in Peru

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt introduced the film 'NN' at the AFI's Latin American Film Festival, where she spoke about enforced disappearances in Peru during the years of political violence.

How a New Report Challenges Mexico's 'Official Version' of the Case of 43 Disappeared Students

A summary of the Group of Experts' initial conclusions and recommendations

Mexico Must Prioritize Quality over Quantity in Judicial Reform Process

With Ten Months Remaining, 40 Percent of Mexicans Still Lack Access to the Reformed System
While it is true that significant efforts are currently being made to reform Mexico’s judicial system, it is still too early to claim victory in their implementation.

The Colombia-Venezuela Border Crisis Must Be Resolved Respecting Human Rights

To address their border dispute, Venezuela and Colombia need to sit down and figure out how to resolve their issues without xenophobia or hostile rhetoric, in a responsible manner that targets the real problems.

On Assault Weapons, States and Private Companies Lead the Way

President Obama Should Follow
Wal-Mart’s move is only the latest effort to reduce gun violence in the United States even as Congress stalls.

International Community Must Guarantee Rights of Dominico-Haitian Defenders

Following ruling 168-13 of the the Domican Republic's Constitutional Court, Dominico-Haitian defenders have been under attack. The deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent have further created an environment that requires international community to guarantee protection of human rights.

Reflections From Havana: WOLA’s Geoff Thale at the U.S. Flag-Raising in Cuba

When the U.S. flag went up in front of the newly reopened embassy in Havana, it launched a new era in U.S. relations with Cuba. WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale went to Havana for the official opening of the U.S. Embassy.