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Obama’s Billion Dollar Aid Request to Central America: How has it changed?

The latest bills from Congress cut back on President Obama’s aid request while increasing military assistance. Here is an update of current funding proposals for Central America.
Analysis & Commentary
The latest bills from Congress cut back on President Obama’s aid request while increasing military assistance. Here is an update of current funding proposals for Central America.

Statement by Representative Jim McGovern on Ending Corruption and Impunity in Honduras

In a recent statement on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke about the need for Honduras to end corruption and impunity.

Key Elements to Effectively Combat Impunity and Corruption in Honduras

WOLA details five key elements necessary in an effective international mechanism for strengthening the rule of law and combating impunity and corruption in Honduras.

The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights in the Americas

Drug policy reformers from throughout the hemisphere present on how drug policies have violated human rights.

Creating New Opportunities for Central American Youth

Join WOLA in a conversation with Father Francisco “Paco” Iznardo and William Reese on promising programs that connect youth with employment and more hopeful futures despite a reality of widespread violence, lack of quality education, job training, and entry-level jobs.

Using Militaries as Police in Latin America: A Discussion on Citizen Security and the Way Forward

Why have governments in Central America turned to their troops to provide domestic security? A WOLA-Center for International Policy (CIP) forum assesses how this trend affects populations, overall security, and civil-military relations.

The Impact of Drug Policy on Human Rights

The Experience in the Americas
This joint report analyzes the effects of drug policy in the Americas, including the militarization of law enforcement, the criminalization of consumption, the weakening of due process guarantees, mass incarceration, disproportionate penalties, and restrictions on access to health care.

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

Analysis & Commentary
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.

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

Massive Migration Will Continue Until Root Causes Are Addressed
Analysis & Commentary
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.

Security, Transparency, and Accountability in El Salvador and Honduras

On June 30, guests from El Salvador and Honduras discussed challenges to security, transparency, and accountability in the Northern Triangle.

Youth Violence and Resilience in Honduras and Northeast Africa

On June 22, WOLA and partner organizations discussed youth violence and resilience in Honduras and Northeast Kenya.

Mexico Now Detains More Central American Migrants than the United States

Mexico Takes on the United States' Role as Immigration Enforcer, Raising Humanitarian Concerns
New data analysis shows that the so-called 2014 ‘surge’ of unaccompanied minor migrants hasn’t really ended.

Women Across the Americas Incarcerated for Minor, Non-Violent, Drug-Related Crimes at an Alarming Rate

Photo Essay and Website Shed New Light on the Societal Cost of Failed Policies
Today, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), and the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) announce the launch of a new investigative website and photo essay to shed light on the human and societal cost of current drug policies in the Americas.

Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration in the Americas

A Joint Project to Promote More Humane and Effective Policies
Analysis & Commentary
In collaboration with gender and human rights organizations from throughout the world, IDPC, Dejusticia and WOLA have convened a group of leading experts to address the harmful effects of incarceration on women in the Americas.

Violent Responses to Crime in Central America

On May 20, WOLA and FIU hosted a panel discussion on security challenges in Central America and the dangers of pursuing repressive policies to confront crime and violence.

The Study of Safe and Inclusive Cities in Latin America

On May 14, WOLA and AU hosted a panel discussion on conceptual and methodological advances in research addressing pressing urban issues in Latin America.

The House Defense Bill Would Give Central America US$50 Million In New Military Aid

The proposed aid, not part of the "Alliance for Prosperity," follows the old drug-war model
Analysis & Commentary
The House Armed Services Committee threw an extra US$50 million in drug war aid for Central America into the 2016 Defense bill.

A Historic Summit of the Americas

Cuba Participation and New Prospects for U.S. Engagement with the Region
The upcoming Summit of the Americas will be the first such gathering attended by the government of Cuba, and presents new opportunities for the future of U.S.-Latin American relations.

Letter to The New York Times Editor: Aid to Central America

Analysis & Commentary
In a letter to the editor published in the New York Times, WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán stresses the importance of channeling U.S. aid to those governments and institutions firmly committed to promoting violence prevention, economic opportunity and genuine, long-term reform.

WOLA Monitoring the Administration's Central America Aid Request

Smart Investment Means Effectively Targeting Corruption, Violence, and Poverty
Analysis & Commentary
As it makes its way through Congress, WOLA is closely following the Obama administration's historic billion-dollar aid request to Central America for FY2016, a proposal which—if invested wisely—could address the underlying factors that have fueled record migration from the region in recent years.