South America

WOLA has a long history of working on South America. WOLA's commitment to analysis and advocacy that promotes human rights, social justice, and democracy was forged in response to the coup d'etat in Chile in the early 70's and the military dictatorships that prevailed in that era.

Today, WOLA tackles a variety of issues throughout the region. Here you will find analysis of the political landscape in Venezuela, transitional justice issues, and hemispheric relations in general.

South America News & Analysis

How the film 'NN' explores issues of the missing in Peru

Analysis & Commentary
WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt introduced the film 'NN' at the AFI's Latin American Film Festival, where she spoke about enforced disappearances in Peru during the years of political violence.

WOLA Deplores Venezuelan Court's Conviction and Sentencing of Leopoldo López

Yesterday, Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for allegedly inciting violence as part of anti-government protests last year.

Screening of 'NN:' Join WOLA at the AFI's Latin American Film Festival

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt will introduce NN, a film about political violence in Peru, at the American Film Institute's Latin American Film Festival.