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.

Family Of Slain Indigenous Rights Activist Wants U.S. To Stop Funding Honduras

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale comments on the significance of the Honduran government's response to the assassination of Berta Cáceres.

Community activist freed after more than 2 years in Mexican prison

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer says community activists are regularly imprisoned in Mexico for speak out against government policies.
Los Angeles Times

Cuba Releases Four Dissidents Ahead of Obama Visit

WOLA Senior Associate Marc Hanson discusses the changes that are underway in Cuba.
Wall Street Journal

Congress stalls as Obama prepares for Cuba visit

WOLA Senior Associate Marc Hanson talks about the growing support in the U.S. Congress for ending the embargo on Cuba.
USA Today

Central America prepares for a flood of U.S. aid to combat violence

USA Today cites WOLA's analysis of the 2016 aid package to Central America.
USA Today

The UAE created a minister of happiness, but what does that even mean?

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde talks about Venezuela's Ministry of Happiness.
Washington Post

Deporting People to their Doom in Murderous Central America

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses violence and weak institutions in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The Daily Beast

Colombia seeks dollars to fight the peace

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson says an increase in U.S. aid to Colombia is possible.
Financial Times

History weighs as Obama, Santos plot Colombia peace

WOLA Senior Associate Gimena Sánchez says for many Colombians affected by the conflict, 'Plan Colombia' is shorthand for a never-ending war.

Colombia's president seeks U.S. support for historic peace deal

WOLA Senior Associate Gimena Sanchez says the security gains made under 'Plan Colombia' came at a high cost to human rights.
Los Angeles Times