Videos

Videos

On this page, WOLA posts videos of its events, of interviews with its partners, reports from the field, and of other timely developments in Latin America.

WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

WOLA is a leading research and advocacy organizations working to advance human rights in the Americas. To learn more about WOLA's work, please watch this short video.

Explosion Negra: Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

In this taped interview, renowned Colombian hip-hop group Explosión Negra (Black Explosion) share how, through music, they are contributing to the creation of a Colombia at peace.

WOLA's 2014 Human Rights Awards

On November 12, WOLA honored Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz, former Attorney General of Guatemala, and Congressman George Miller with its 2014 Human Rights Award. Click here to watch video of their acceptance speeches.

Human Rights in Mexico: Recent Abuses Highlight Persistent Challenges

Recent cases in Iguala, Guerrero and Tlatlaya, State of Mexico raise serious concerns about the actions of Mexico's security forces and the government's commitment to respect human rights, end impunity, and combat corruption.

Human Rights in Mexico’s Criminal Justice System

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

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.

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

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.

Addressing Economic Marginalization of Ethnic Minorities as Colombia Transitions from Conflict to Peace

Aid programs are working in Colombia; how can they be leveraged to support an eventual peace accord?

Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

In this taped event, the Colombian hip-hop group Explosion Negra presents on how they use music to involve Afro-Colombian youth and combat racism and violence in their communities.

WOLA's Walsh Presents at the OAS on the Issue of Drugs in the Americas

In this taped event, WOLA Senior Associate John Walsh joins drug policy reform advocates and practitioners in a discussion at the OAS on drug policy in the hemisphere. Walsh acknowledges that there exists a growing realization among both officials and reform advocates that current policies have not been effective.