Analysis & Commentary

9 Key Questions about New Cuba Regulations

What Do They Mean for Trade, Travel, Americans, and Cubans?
On January 15, 2015, the Obama administration released sweeping regulations to implement its new Cuba policy. This list covers the most significant measures and offers insight on how these regulations will make a difference for U.S. travelers to Cuba and the Cuban people.

WOLA's Past: Advocacy Training in Central America

WOLA's Advocacy Training Program was established in 1996 and was active until 2005. By disseminating the materials below, WOLA sought to help give civil society actors in Central America the necessary tools to promote change in their own countries.

Afro-Colombian Activists Facing Increased Threats

U.S. and Colombian Governments Must Improve Protection for the Victims and Sanction Perpetrators
A recent wave of threats against Colombian human rights defenders underscores the need for immediate action.

Advocating for Drug Policy Reform at the United Nations

Learn more about what kind of drug policy reform WOLA is advocating for at the UNGASS in 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's Visit

President Obama Should Stand Up for Human Rights
In recent months, President Obama has shown tremendous leadership and courage, taking bold action on both immigration policy and U.S.-Cuba relations. He should approach his meeting with President Peña Nieto in the same spirit.

WOLA's Past: Peru's Fujimori Trial

WOLA worked closely with the Peruvian human rights groups that led the trial against former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for human rights violations and abuse of power. The materials below showcase WOLA's observations and advocacy around the trial that rocked Peru from 2007 to 2008.

The View from Havana: WOLA Was on the Ground When History Was Made

Members of WOLA's Cuba program staff were in Cuba when the news broke about the release of Alan Gross and President Obama's announcement. Program Director Geoff Thale shares his on-the-ground perspective of how the news was received in Cuba.

Biofuels: A False Global Solution and Local Destruction in Colombia

In this book on biofuels, WOLA Senior Associate Gimena Sanchez contributes a chapter on the impact of palm oil on displaced and Afro-Colombian communities.