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Concerns about Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico

Analysis & Commentary
The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned by recent developments that have taken place regarding the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Journalists in Mexico. We believe that such developments are likely to place HRDs and journalists at even greater risk.

WOLA's 2013 Human Rights Awards Gala in 'Washington Life Magazine'

The February 2014 issue of 'Washington Life Magazine' highlights WOLA's 2013 Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala.
Analysis & Commentary

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

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

Key Human Rights Appointment Presents a Test for the Mexican Government

Analysis & Commentary
If the Mexican government is serious about protecting human rights defenders and journalists, it should name someone highly qualified to direct the Human Rights Unit.

Multimedia Package: Five Ways to Stop Unsafe Deportations

Analysis & Commentary
Nearly two million people have been deported from the United States since 2009. Most of these migrants are Mexicans, and certain deportation practices put them at risk of being kidnapped, extorted, and even killed by drug cartels operating along the border. Here are five ways that the Obama administration can stop unsafe deportations.

Mexico’s National Institute of Migration: Migrant Rights and the Need for Reform

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On March 14, WOLA hosted an event featuring Dr. Sonja Wolf of the Institute for Security and Democracy. Dr. Wolf recently led an assessment of National Institute of Migration, the governmental agency in Mexico that is responsible for ensuring migrants’ safety.

Memo on Unsafe Deportations

Analysis & Commentary
Certain U.S. deportation practices are putting migrants at risk of being kidnapped, extorted, and even killed by drug cartels and criminal groups operating along the border. Eliminating unsafe deportation practices will bring greater order and security to the deportation process.

WOLA Experts Investigate Mexico's Southern Border: Blogs from the Field

Analysis & Commentary
WOLA's Border Security and Migration team just returned from a trip along the southern border of Mexico to investigate the situation along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and what it means in the context of the U.S. immigration debate. Click here to read Adam Isacson's daily blogs from the trip.

WOLA experts are traveling along Mexico's Southern Border: Blogs from the field

Analysis & Commentary
WOLA's Adam Isacson is on the road, investigating the situation along Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and what it means in the context of the U.S. immigration debate. Click here to read his latest post.

Rethinking NAFTA after 20 Years

Open letter to the heads of state of Mexico, the United States, and Canada
Analysis & Commentary
WOLA and other international organizations sent an open letter to leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada as they prepare to meet for the sixth North American Leaders' Summit.

Mexico: One of the Most Dangerous Places to Practice Journalism

State of Veracruz Leads in Number of Killings Nationwide
Analysis & Commentary
Something sinister is happening in the Mexican state of Veracruz. This week, another journalist was murdered there, the tenth killed in Veracruz since current governor Javier Duarte took office in December 2010. Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

Assessing the State of Judicial Reforms in Mexico

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On February 4, 2014, WOLA hosted an event with Miguel Sarre and Edgar Cortez, experts on justice reform, to discuss the current state of judicial reform in Mexico. It is estimated that fewer than 25 percent of crimes in Mexico are reported to authorities and that only two percent of those crimes result in a sentence.

What New Border Patrol Statistics Reveal about Changing Migration to the United States

Migrants, increasingly non-Mexican, are arriving in Texas -- and frequently dying in remote areas
News
This week, the U.S. Border Patrol released statistics about its activities in 2013. Graphics show increased migration of Central American citizens across the U.S.-Mexico border, a shift to southern Texas, and a stubbornly high number of people dying on U.S. soil.

What New Border Patrol Statistics Reveal about Changing Migration to the United States

Migrants, increasingly non-Mexican, are arriving in Texas -- and frequently dying in remote areas
Analysis & Commentary
This week, the U.S. Border Patrol released statistics about its activities in 2013. Graphics show increased migration of Central American citizens across the U.S.-Mexico border, a shift to southern Texas, and a stubbornly high number of people dying on U.S. soil.

Historic Achievement in Emblematic Human Rights Case in Mexico

Four Suspects in the Rape of Indigenous Women are Arrested
News
This case has underlined the Mexican government’s unfulfilled human rights obligations and the impunity that has existed for victims of human rights violations

Behind the Staggering Rise in Women's Imprisonment in Latin America

Harsh drug laws are driving a surge in the number of women imprisoned in Latin America
Analysis & Commentary
Unjust drug laws are behind much of the surge in Latin America's female prison population.

WOLA: Promoting Peace, Justice, and Human Dignity in the Americas

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WOLA envisions a future where human rights and social justice are the foundation for public policy in Latin America, in the U.S. relationship with the region; where change happens when people on-the-ground connect with people who make policy, and where people work together across borders to respect human rights and democratic values.