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.

Chart Of The Day

WOLA’s graph showing the rise in migrant deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border since 1996 was featured as the Chart of the Day on Andrew Sullivan’s “The Dish”.
The Dish

The Crackdown Along the U.S.-Mexico Border Is Causing More Migrants to Die

WOLA Senior Associates Adam Isacson and Maureen Meyer discuss the growing number of migrant deaths along the border and the need for immigration reform.
New Republic

An Interview with Coletta Youngers

Senior Fellow Coletta Youngers discusses the current situation with the war on drugs and her work over the years to advocate for drug policy that respects human rights. (Spanish only)

What Should Investors Know About Security Issues On Mexico's OTHER Border?

According to Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán, the growth of drug trafficking has led to an increase in violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in recent years.

For Francis and Obama, many possible topics of discussion

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale says that the meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama will give Francis the opportunity to encourage dialogue with Cuba.
National Catholic Reporter

Piden a la CIDH impulsar políticas de drogas centradas en DDHH

Senior Fellow Coletta Youngers explains how existing drug policies criminalize poverty during a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (Spanish only)

El Salvador elections settled in court decision

Program Director Geoff Thale discusses the challenges facing newly-elected Salvadoran President Sánchez Cerén.
WBEZ Chicago

CIDH discutirá consecuencias de políticas antidroga en América Latina

WOLA and other humanitarian organizations will discuss the effects of the ‘war on drugs’ on human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (Spanish only)

Venezuela: un mes de protestas en las que todos pierden

According to Senior Fellow David Smilde, Maduro’s government may continue to unfairly blame the country’s economic problems on the protests. (Spanish only)
BBC Mundo

Colombia’s Santos may face livelier opposition in new Congress

According to Senior Associate Adam Isacson, Uribe’s strong showing in the recent congressional elections may make it harder for President Santos to pass legislation.
World Politics Review