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WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

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WOLA is a leading research and advocacy organizations working to advance human rights in the Americas. To learn more about WOLA's work, please watch this short video.

WOLA Endorses Uruguayan Candidate for Next OAS Secretary General

Foreign Minister Luis Almagro is a Great Candidate to Ensure Human Rights in the Hemisphere
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WOLA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro in his candidacy to be the next Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). WOLA believes that Minister Almagro is a great candidate to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law in the region.

Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas

WOLA Experts Contribute to NACLA Summer 2014 Issue
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In this summer issue of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), WOLA experts John Walsh and Coletta Youngers offer analysis on cannabis regulation and the turning point in the reform debate.

Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2014 Quito

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In this WOLA-TNI informal drug policy dialogue, civil society and government representatives discussed reform efforts throughout the region.

New Study Evaluates State Responses to Drug Consumption in the Americas

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A new study by the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (CEDD) finds that drug users continue to be dealt with in the criminal justice system.

Wednesday, May 21: New Study to be Launched on State Responses to Drug Consumption in Latin America

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The study will combine new research from eight Latin American countries.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds First Ever Hearing on Drug Policy

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On March 25, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held its first ever hearing to analyze the impact of current drug policy on human rights.

Histórica audiencia sobre políticas de drogas en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH)

Audiencia será llevada a cabo el martes 25 de marzo a las 2 p.m. EST
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Por primera vez, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) llevará a cabo una audiencia sobre daños causados por las políticas de drogas.

Shifts in Cultivation, Usage Put Bolivia’s Coca Policy at the Crossroads

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In a briefing in the World Politics Review, WOLA's Coletta Youngers explains how Bolivia's innovative drug policy has placed the government in complex political waters, balancing the demands of coca growers while still reducing coca produced for illicit markets.

Washingtonian Magazine Names WOLA as One of DC's "50 Great Places to Work"

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In the non-profit sector today, having good intentions simply isn’t enough. Organizations must be well-managed to be effective. We believe that promoting human rights and social justice in Latin America is of critical importance, and we work hard to ensure that WOLA is sustainably and efficiently run in order to have the greatest impact possible.

Bolivia is not a Narco-state

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While it continues to struggle with drug trafficking, Bolivia has made large steps reducing coca cultivation and cocaine production in recent years.

International Declaration on tenth anniversary of Black October

Ten Years of Protecting International Fugitives: It is Time for President Obama to Extradite Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín to Bolivia
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The massacres that devastated the families of Bolivia’s highlands ten years ago this month must not be forgotten.

Bolivia: Processes of Change

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In this taped event, John Crabtree presents his new book, Bolivia: Processes of Change, which explores the achievements and limitations of Morales’ MAS administration.

From Conflict to Collaboration

An Innovative Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation in Bolivia
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In this article in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, WOLA Senior Fellow Coletta A. Youngers and Andean Information Network Director Kathryn Ledebur explore Bolivia's unique--and successful--approach to drug policy.

Bolivia Officially Returns as a Party to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

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On February 10, Bolivia officially rejoined the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs with a reservation allowing for the traditional use of the coca leaf. This long overdue move is a significant step toward correcting a historic wrong.

Bolivia Wins a Rightful Victory on the Coca Leaf

Creates a Positive Example for Modernizing the UN Drug Conventions
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Bolivia has rejoined the leading international drug convention with an explicit exception allowing for the traditional use of the coca leaf. This marks a major step in bringing the UN drug conventions in line with cultural and political realities.

Bolivia Wins a Rightful Victory on the Coca Leaf

Creates a Positive Example for Modernizing the UN Drug Conventions
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Bolivia has rejoined the leading international drug convention with an explicit exception allowing for the traditional use of the coca leaf. This marks a major step in bringing the UN drug conventions in line with cultural and political realities.

Has Bolivia's coca-growing scheme worked?

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Bolivia's social control model of drug policy is showing positive results, WOLA Senior Associate John Walsh explained on Al Jazeera's Inside Story.