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.

GOP House member files bill to end U.S. embargo on Cuba

Marc Hanson, WOLA's Senior Associate for Cuba, discusses the growing movement within the Republican Party to normalize relations with Cuba.
USA Today

U.S. outsources its migrant problem… to Mexico

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer gives insight on Mexico's crackdown on Central American migrants.
PBS Newshour

Despite Grave Human Rights Abuses in Mexico, State Department Aid Keeps Flowing

The Huffington Post cites WOLA's recent memo urging the State Department to withhold conditioned Merida Initiative aid to Mexico.
Huffington Post

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Escape in Mexico Adds to Strains With U.S.

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson gives the New York Times his take on El Chapo's escape.
The New York Times

Colombia Blames Twin Bombings in Bogota on Rebel Group ELN, Arrests 15

Senior Associate Adam Isacson discusses theories about a double bombing in Bogota, Colombia.

Central America’s Unresolved Migrant Crisis

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer responds to data on increased deportations of migrants from the Mexican border.
The New York Times

Monitoring legal pot: How do we know if it works?

WOLA's John Walsh describes the purpose of a recent WOLA-ACLU conference on evaluating cannabis policies in Seattle.
Associated Press

Protests bring pressure on Guatemala president amid scandals

Senior Associate for Citizen Security Adriana Beltran explains the importance of the recent anti-corruption protests in Guatemala
Associated Press

Guatemala asks for renewal of UN commission probing crime

The AP quotes WOLA's Adriana Beltran on the renewal of the CICIG's mandate in Guatemala, an important opportunity to strengthen the rule of law.
Associated Press

Not as many from Central America reaching US this year

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson lays out the main reason for diminished U.S. immigration from Central America: increased enforcement in Mexico.
USA Today