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.

More Central Americans fleeing violence to enter U.S., suggesting another major surge

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson comments on the root causes of migration from Central America.
Los Angeles Times

Ruling in Mexico Sets Into Motion Legal Marijuana

WOLA Senior Associate John Walsh discusses the Mexican Supreme Court's ruling on legal cannabis cultivation.
New York Times

Brazil quits Venezuela observer team after Leader barred

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde says Brazil's decision to quit the international team monitoring Venezuela's elections is bad news.

U.S. Withholds $5 Million in Antidrug Aid to Mexico as Human Rights Rebuke

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer explains why the U.S. government withheld $5 million in aid to Mexico over human rights concerns.
New York Times

U.S. blocks some anti-drug funds for Mexico over human rights concerns

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer discusses the U.S. State Department's decision to withhold conditioned Merida Initiative funds over human rights concerns.
Washington Post

Abuse of migrants in Mexico rises even as numbers fall

Reuters cites WOLA's statistics on complaints against Mexican police from Central American migrants.

Mexico's migration crackdown escalates dangers for Central Americans

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer discusses U.S. policy towards Central American migrants crossing the U.S. Mexico-border.
The Guardian

US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer discusses the U.S. government's response to Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Guardian

White House Silent On Torture In Mexico's Missing Students Case

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer says torture is a serious problem for Mexico's criminal justice system.
Huffington Post

Flow of Central American Children Headed to U.S. Shifts but Doesn’t Slow

The New York Times cites WOLA's statistics on migrant detentions in the United States and Mexico.
New York Times