WOLA in the News

WOLA is the leading source for independent analysis and commentary on Latin America. Our experts are called upon regularly by members of the press for up-to-date news on developments in the region. This page provides a selected feed of recent articles quoting WOLA. For media inquiries, please contact our press office at press@wola.org or at (202) 797-2171.

UN Anti-Crime Commission's Future Uncertain in Guatemala

The Associated Press quotes WOLA's report on the UN-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)
The Associated Press

Poll shows vast majority of Cubans welcome closer ties with U.S.

In an analysis of an Univision/Fusion poll conducted in Cuba, The Washington Post quotes Program Director Geoff Thale on public attitudes in the island.
Washington Post

U.S., Cuba hold first formal talks on human rights

Program Director Geoff Thale remarks to Reuters that U.S.-Cuba talks on human rights will have to overcome a "legacy of mistrust."
Reuters

Maureen Meyer Interviewed in Washington Post Investigation on Use of Mexican Migrant Kids as Informants

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer says this program fails to protect the kids officials interrogate

Renovación del mandato de la CICIG es oportuna, adecuada y necesaria

Experta de WOLA Adriana Beltran dice que la CICIG ha demostrado que el sistema de justicia de Guatemala puede funcionar

Designación de Milton Romani en la Junta de Drogas es “señal de continuidad” en la política de regulación de la marihuana

WOLA Senior Associate for Drug Policy John Walsh praises Uruguayan President-elect Tabaré Vazquez's choice of Milton Romani as the country's next National Drug Secretary.
Semanario Búsqueda

Crisis in Mexico: Who Is Really Responsible for the Missing Forty-three?

WOLA is among the international human rights groups that have expressed concern over Mexico's apparent attempt to close the investigation into the Ayotzinapa disappearances
New Yorker

After decades of neglect, a promising new US strategy for Central America?

WOLA Senior Associates Adriana Beltrán and Marc Hanson argue that Central American aid should go to groups and governments with real political will to tackle inequality, corruption, and violence.
The Hill Blog

Justice in Guatemala Deferred, Again (Audio)

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt discusses the latest developments in the ongoing trial of former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt in an interview with Radio WBAI.
Radio WBAI

The Torture Report: Latin America’s Lessons for the United States

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt applauds the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture and discusses ways in which the U.S. could learn from past events in Latin America.
The Nation