Resources & Analysis

Mexicans Now the Minority of Migrant Apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Analysis & Commentary
This year, for the first time ever, Mexican citizens made up less than half of the migrants whom U.S. Border Patrol apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Human Rights in Mexico’s Criminal Justice System

Video
Join WOLA and experts from Mexican civil society groups as they examine Mexico’s justice reforms from a human rights perspective.

Creating Peace on the Ground in Two of Colombia’s Conflict Hot Spots: Chocó and Buenaventura

Video
In this taped event on human rights in Colombia, leading human rights defenders share on-the-ground information on the Colombian conflict and identify ways the international community can support peace.

Labor Rights Violations Continue in Colombia as Officials Declare “Victory”

WOLA letter highlights continued abuses, need for continued monitoring
Analysis & Commentary
Contrary to government statements, serious labor rights violations continue in Colombia.

International Impacts of the U.S. Trend towards Legal Marijuana

Video
In this taped event, leading drug policy reform advocates, experts, and former officials share their analyses of the current trend toward legal, regulated marijuana markets and the tensions these initiatives have with existing international legal commitments.

Marijuana Legalization is an Opportunity to Modernize International Drug Treaties

Publication
In a new report from WOLA and the Brookings Institution, John Walsh and Wells Bennett analyze the new legal, regulated marijuana markets in the context of existing international drug treaties.

Wave of Threats Hit Colombian Human Rights Defenders

Month dubbed "Black September" for spike in death threats
Analysis & Commentary
In what has been dubbed “Black September,” over 150 death threats have been issued in the month of September against Colombian human rights defenders, journalists, and labor leaders.

U.S.-Cuba Policy: No Longer a Third Rail in South Florida Politics

Analysis & Commentary
For years, Cuba policy has been the third rail of South Florida politics. But recent events demonstrate that far from being a political death sentence, supporting travel to Cuba may in fact be politically advantageous.

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.

New Developments along Mexico’s Southern Border

Mexico’s Government Deploys Additional Forces and Requests Funds for Southern Border Program
Analysis & Commentary
WOLA and Fundar provide an analysis of Mexico's stepped-up migration enforcement strategy at its southern border.