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Building Peace from the Ground Up in Medellín

In this taped event, Catalina Cock of the Fundacion Mi Sangre of Colombia explains how the organization--founded by recording artist Juanes--works with landmine victims and at-risk youth to build peace in Medellin and throughout the country.

Women, Drug Policy, and Incarceration in the Americas

This roundtable, organized by the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS, CIM/OAS, IDPC, and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) explored the increased participation of women in all spheres of the illicit drugs market, as well as the gender dynamics of their involvement.

VIDEO: Four Deportation Practices that put Migrants in Danger

See WOLA's video from a migrant’s shelter in Matamoros—a city in Mexico across from Brownsville, Texas, that is plagued with drug-related violence. Often, drug cartels prey on deported migrants because they are particularly vulnerable. In spite of security risks, deportations to this city have increased five-fold in the last four years.