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

Obama Administration Should Look to Brazil as Refuge for Guantanamo Detainees

Offering Shelter to Detainees Could Further Brazil's Regional Leadership on Humanitarian Issues
News
Ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's Washington visit, WOLA joins with other international partners in calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to request that her government resettle Guantanamo detainees cleared for release.

Strengthening Multilateral Defense of Human Rights in the Americas

Analysis & Commentary
At this year's Summit of the Americas, member countries should work for a resolution to the political crisis in Venezuela alongside an end to U.S. sanctions on the country.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address Brazil’s Truth Commission

NGOs call for IACHR to Monitor Progress on Commission's Recommendations
News
On Friday, March 20, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a hearing on the December 2014 report of Brazil’s National Truth Commission (CNV).

WOLA Supports Luis Almagro's Bid for OAS Secretary General

Analysis & Commentary
Uruguay’s former Minister of Foreign Relations, Luis Almagro, is well-suited to take on the challenges facing the Organization of American States (OAS) in the 21st century.