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.

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

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