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Advocating for Drug Policy Reform at the United Nations

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

WOLA Endorses Uruguayan Candidate for Next OAS Secretary General

Foreign Minister Luis Almagro is a Great Candidate to Ensure Human Rights in the Hemisphere
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.

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

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
Por primera vez, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) llevará a cabo una audiencia sobre daños causados por las políticas de drogas.

2013 WOLA-Duke Book Award Winner: The Big Truck That Went By by Jonathan M. Katz

Watch a reading and discussion with author Jonathan M. Katz from the 2013 WOLA-Duke Book Award Presentation

WOLA and Duke University Present the 2013 Human Rights Book Award to Jonathan M. Katz

Reading and discussion of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
On Wednesday, March 12, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University will present the 2013 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award to Jonathan M. Katz for his critically acclaimed novel, "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster."

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

Analysis & Commentary
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.

WOLA and Duke University Announce Human Rights Book Award Winner

"The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" by Jonathan M. Katz
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University have named Jonathan M. Katz’s book "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" as the winner of the 2013 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award.

Summit of the Americas: WOLA Resources

WOLA is pleased to provide these resources about the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

Summit of the Americas: Walking the Walk on Partnership

Analysis & Commentary
The presidents of the Americas (with some notable exceptions) will gather once again later this month. President Obama will likely again focus on partnership, engagement, and co-responsibility. These are the right ideas, and they can revolutionize our relationship with the hemisphere.

WOLA: Promoting Human Rights, Democracy, and Social Justice

As the year winds to a close, we hope you will enjoy this video about how WOLA works with partners in the region to advance human rights in Latin America. If you have not done so, we hope you will consider making a donation to WOLA to support our continued efforts. Your support makes a difference.

OAS General Assembly to Emphasize Citizen Security Amidst Mounting Crime and Violence

WOLA will be in attendance in San Salvador
The upcoming OAS General Assembly, has as its theme “Citizen Security in the Americas,” a key issue given the alarming levels of violence in the region.

The week: Elections in Haiti, Colombia's luxury military prison, Mexico's army and public security

Adam looks at the preliminary result of Haiti's election, revelations of plush conditions for Colombian military human rights abusers, and a UN human rights body's recommendation that Mexico take the armed forces out of internal security.

A First Look at the 2012 U.S. Foreign Aid Request

The foreign aid budget—which accounts for most aid to the region—is being cut deeply.
Analysis & Commentary
As the Obama administration seeks to close the huge U.S. deficit without raising taxes, cutting defense or reducing entitlements, programs like foreign assistance are likely to suffer.

Recommendations for Sustainable Reconstruction of Haiti

Haiti Reconstruction Six Months after the Earthquake
Six months after the devastating earthquake, Haiti's reconstruction has been painfully and detrimentally slow.

Waiting for Change

Waiting for Change documents the complexities and disappointments of the Obama Administration’s relations with Latin America in its first year. The report identifies an underlying trend toward greater militarization of U.S. foreign policy which spans Democratic and Republican administrations alike.

WOLA Supports Move to Bring Haitian Voices on Reconstruction to Policy-Makers

Read a compilation of documents from Haitian civil society and diaspora organizations, conferences and coalitions putting forth their thoughts and recommendations for Haiti’s reconstruction.

Letter to Congress in Support of Emergency Supplemental Aid to Haiti

WOLA and 37 other NGOs sent a letter urging Congress to support a supplemental appropriations request for the reconstruction of Haiti.