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.

Impeachment beckons for Guatemala's president

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltran explains why the recent corruption scandals in Guatemala, and the subsequent protests, have important implications for the presidency.
WBEZ Worldview

Dos periodistas fueron asesinados por su trabajo en Veracruz

Senior Associate Maureen Meyer says Veracruz has become a particularly dangerous state in Mexico for journalists.
El Economista

How Bolivia became a drug war success story—after ousting Uncle Sam

WOLA Senior Fellow Coletta Youngers explains why Bolivia's coca production has decreased dramatically, and how the U.S.-backed war on drugs has not produced the anticipated results.

Young immigrants placed in sponsor homes are at risk of abuse, experts say

The LA Times cites WOLA statistics on the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
LA Times

Bolivia Cuts Coca Production for Fourth Consecutive Year, U.N. Says

The Wall Street Journal cites WOLA's report on the decline of coca production in Bolivia
Wall Street Journal

High-Level U.S. Delegation To Make First Trip To Cuba Since 1961

NPR's Michele Kelemen interviews WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale on how his 20 years of advocacy work on Cuba has paid off as the U.S. embassy reopens.

Emotional politics: American flag to be raised in Cuba

Program Director Geoff Thale discusses why the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba is an emotional moment for many.
USA Today

U.S. flag set to fly over Havana on Friday

Program Director Geoff Thale talks about the complicated diplomacy behind the opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba.
USA Today

John Kerry opens Cuba embassy amid GOP attacks

Program Director Geoff Thale says most Cubans he has spoken with are happy the United States and Cuba have restored diplomatic ties.

In Latin America, Quiet Diplomacy Bears Fruit

Executive Director Joy Olson says engagement with Cuba has changed U.S. relations with the rest of Latin America
New York Times