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.

El Salvador declares bloody war on gangs

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale explains how gangs in El Salvador extort businesses and threaten people for money.
Financial Times

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt writes about the third anniversary of the Rios Montt genocide verdict in Guatemala.
The Huffington Post

U.S. intelligence warns of Venezuela collapse

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde explains how a lack of basic necessities in Venezuela harms regular citizens.
Los Angeles Times

This poignant photo is a reminder of the people forgotten in the immigration debate

WOLA's Adam Isacson tweeted a photo from U.S.-Mexico border, which showed how U.S. border security policies affect people on both sides.
Business Insider

Venezuela paves way for petition to recall Maduro

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde discusses Venezuela's polarized political environment.
Associated Press

Investigators of Mexican disappearances hit government roadblocks

WOLA Executive Director Joy Olson says the Mexican government's official theory in the case of 43 disappeared students is not sustained by the facts of the case.
Washington Post

Mexican Human Rights Defenders Say They Are Target of Smear Campaign

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer discusses a defamation campaign against the international Group of Experts investigating the case of 43 disappeared students in Mexico.

In one of the world's most violent countries, the police are adding to the carnage

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde says militarized forms of policing in Venezuela have proven ineffective many times over.
Business Insider

Keiko Fujimori, Ex-President’s Daughter, Heads to Runoff in Peru

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt discusses the candidates running in Peru's presidential election.
New York Times

A bad mix for Venezuela: oil and Chavez

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde talks about the legacy of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
NPR Marketplace