Analysis & Commentary

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.

Central America’s Child Exodus: One Year Later the Humanitarian Crisis is Far From Over

In an op-ed first published in The Hill's Congress Blog, WOLA Senior Associates Adriana Beltrán and Marc Hanson, the two urge Congress to address the causes of mass migration from Central America at their source.

Pope’s Visit to Bolivia Underscores Need for Drug Law Reform

In a long-anticipated trip, Pope Francis arrives in Bolivia today. His trip underscores the need for drug law reform.

Is the Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S. Border Still Ongoing?

Massive Migration Will Continue Until Root Causes Are Addressed
In the July 1 issue of the Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor, WOLA Senior Associate for Citizen Security Adriana Beltrán asked if the humanitarian crisis that began along the border in 2014 had ended. According to her, however, it is still raging.