Analysis & Commentary

WOLA Statement Opposing the House GOP Supplemental Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5230)

The proposed GOP house bill fails to address the root causes of child migration from Central America, strips protections for vulnerable children, and neglects the U.S. government's commitment to human rights in Central America.

WOLA's Adriana Beltrán's Testimony Before the Congressional Progressive Caucus

What drives a child or teenager to leave his or her home community in San Salvador or San Pedro Sula, and risk everything to make the extremely dangerous journey north? For many of these children, it is knowing how terrifying and potentially life threatening not going could be.

Is the International Community Ready for Post-Conflict Colombia?

Report-back on a research visit to Bogotá: the answer is "no, not yet"
In perhaps a year, donor countries, UN agencies, and multilateral bodies will be compelled to shift gears, increasing and reorienting their aid packages for Colombia. Are they ready to do that? Is the Colombian government helping them to prepare? What will the most urgent needs be?

Will More Funds for Border Security Address the Crisis of Central American Children at the Border?

Spending even more on border security, or sending the National Guard, will not resolve the unaccompanied minors crisis
There are already enough Border Patrol resources at the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress does not need to add more: Customs and Border Protection needs to distribute them to respond to the current situation. We *absolutely* do not need to take the drastic step of a new National Guard deployment.

"Sanctions, Again...": Luis Vicente Leon Discusses Public Sentiment Toward Sanctions on Venezuela

On Sunday, July 13, leading Venezuelan pollster, Luis Vicente Leon, used his weekly column in El Universal to discuss his recent presentation at WOLA, including data from a new survey in Venezuela. To read his article, please click here.

What the U.S. Government Can Do in Response to the Increase in Migration from Central America

Smart responses to increased migration from Central America
In a series of recommendations, WOLA, LAWG, the Women's Refugee Commission, JRS, the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, and the U.S. Jesuit Conference outline intelligent ways in which the U.S. government could respond to the increase in migration from Central America.

Cuba’s New Labor Code and Foreign Investment Law: Implications for Workers

Cuba's new labor code and foreign investment law both raise important questions about the future of social protections and labor rights in Cuba's changing economy.

CEJIL, DPLF y WOLA expresan su preocupación por el nombramiento del General (r) Daniel Urresti como Ministro del Interior en Perú

Urresti es actualmente investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988
ONG expresan preocupación sobre nombramiento de Ministro del Interior del Perú que está siendo investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988