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

The Prisoners of Guantanamo: Politicized Human Rights

Analysis & Commentary
The proposal to receive various Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for release has become the central issue in Uruguay’s electoral race, politicizing an issue that deserves to be treated as a humanitarian crisis.

"Sanctions, Again...": Luis Vicente Leon Discusses Public Sentiment Toward Sanctions on Venezuela

Analysis & Commentary
On Sunday, July 13, leading Venezuelan pollster, Luis Vicente Leon, used his weekly column in El Universal to discuss his recent presentation at WOLA, including data from a new survey in Venezuela. To read his article, please click here.

CEJIL, DPLF y WOLA expresan su preocupación por el nombramiento del General (r) Daniel Urresti como Ministro del Interior en Perú

Urresti es actualmente investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988
Analysis & Commentary
ONG expresan preocupación sobre nombramiento de Ministro del Interior del Perú que está siendo investigado por su participación en el asesinato del periodista Hugo Bustíos en 1988

Examining the Likely Impacts of U.S. Sanctions Targeting Venezuelan Officials

Video
In this taped event, leading Venezuela analysts examine the impacts of proposed U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan officials. The panelists argue that sanctions will reduce the chances for dialogue and a resolution to existing tensions.