Resources & Analysis

Mexico Must Prioritize Quality over Quantity in Judicial Reform Process

With Ten Months Remaining, 40 Percent of Mexicans Still Lack Access to the Reformed System
Analysis & Commentary
While it is true that significant efforts are currently being made to reform Mexico’s judicial system, it is still too early to claim victory in their implementation.

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.

What's Happening in Guatemala?

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán explains why Guatemala may be entering a new era of accountability in light of President Otto Pérez Molina's resignation.

Update: Guatemala's President Resigns Amid Strong Allegations of Corruption and Calls for Justice

Analysis & Commentary
After years of a persistent lack of accountability for corruption in government, thousands of Guatemalans are taking a stand. The streets of cities around the country have been flooded in a “paro nacional,” or general strike.

The Colombia-Venezuela Border Crisis Must Be Resolved Respecting Human Rights

Analysis & Commentary
To address their border dispute, Venezuela and Colombia need to sit down and figure out how to resolve their issues without xenophobia or hostile rhetoric, in a responsible manner that targets the real problems.

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

An intense and riveting film, Alias Maria shows the human cost of Colombia's armed conflict and raises ethical issues about the meaninglessness of war.

On Assault Weapons, States and Private Companies Lead the Way

President Obama Should Follow
Analysis & Commentary
Wal-Mart’s move is only the latest effort to reduce gun violence in the United States even as Congress stalls.

International Community Must Guarantee Rights of Dominico-Haitian Defenders

Analysis & Commentary
Following ruling 168-13 of the the Domican Republic's Constitutional Court, Dominico-Haitian defenders have been under attack. The deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent have further created an environment that requires international community to guarantee protection of human rights.

"Building on Progress" in Bolivia

Kathryn Ledebur on Bolivia's Unheralded Drug Policy Success
Bolivia's government has rejected the U.S. model of illegal drug control—and cultivation of coca has dropped by 34%. Adam talks with Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network, co-author of a new report with WOLA.

WOLA Digest: June/July 2015

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