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

Religion, Environment and Social Conflict in Latin America

Join us for a presentation that examines key cases which offer a perspective on the ways in which religion impacts multilateral climate policy.

Colombia Set to Promote Military Officers Linked to ‘False Positives’ Scandal, Other Abuses

In a letter to Colombia's Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Villegas, WOLA emphasized its concerns over the recommendation to promote seven officers to the rank of general who are either under investigation, awaiting trial, or facing allegations that they oversaw appalling human rights violations.

Recommendations to the United States to Support the Consolidation of Peace in Colombia

Analysis & Commentary
Lisa Haugaard, Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), in consultation with Peace Brigades International and Colombian human rights & victims organizations developed this recommendations to the United States to support the consolidation of peace in Colombia.