Analysis & Commentary

Rethinking NAFTA after 20 Years

Open letter to the heads of state of Mexico, the United States, and Canada
WOLA and other international organizations sent an open letter to leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada as they prepare to meet for the sixth North American Leaders' Summit.

Colombia and the U.S. Must Prioritize Protection of Afro-Colombians

Letter Calls Attention to Security Crisis
In a letter signed by U.S. and international organizations and individuals, groups call for the protection of Afro-Colombian activists at risk.

Jim DeMint’s Fear-Mongering About El Salvador

WOLA responds to the Heritage Foundation's scare tactics
DeMint and the Heritage Foundation substitute mud-slinging for serious analysis of El Salvador's upcoming presidential elections.

Mexico: One of the Most Dangerous Places to Practice Journalism

State of Veracruz Leads in Number of Killings Nationwide
Something sinister is happening in the Mexican state of Veracruz. This week, another journalist was murdered there, the tenth killed in Veracruz since current governor Javier Duarte took office in December 2010. Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

Americans Support Normalizing Relations with Cuba by Large Margin, Floridians by Even More

Growing support for a change in U.S.-Cuba policy gives President Obama more political space to do the right thing.

Afro-Colombians Targeted for Standing Up for Their Rights

WOLA Briefs Congressional Black Caucus on Dire Situation
In a letter to Congressional Black Caucus aides, WOLA identifies dangerous trend of attacks against afrodescendant leaders and calls for action.

New Wiretapping Scandal Casts Doubt on Colombian Military's Support for Peace Talks

According to an investigation by the Colombian magazine Semana, the Colombian military has been wiretapping peace process negotiators in Havana

U.S. Congress Expresses Concern over Anti-Union Violence in Colombia

Letter to Colombian Attorney General Demands Protection for Union Leaders
In a January 27, 2014, letter to Colombian Attorney General Luis Eduardo Montealegre, Congressmen Miller, Levin, and McGovern expressed their concern over continued threats and attacks against trade unionists in Colombia.