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.

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

Why is Honduras the world's deadliest country for environmentalists?

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán says that the death of Berta Cáceres indicates the grave risk faced by Honduran human rights defenders.
The Guardian

Inside the Booming Smuggling Trade Between Venezuela and Colombia

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson explains why smuggling is so profitable between Colombia and Venezuela.

Marxist Group Once Led by Priest to Talk Peace With Colombia

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson talks about what negotiations with the ELN will mean for Colombia's future.

Colombia peace talks miss goal and are likely to go on for months, observers say

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson discusses how the FARC in Colombia will demobilize after the signing of a potential peace agreement.
Los Angeles Times

Obama Hopes Cuba Visit Can Be Harbinger of Political Change

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale discusses the context around President Obama's historic trip to Cuba.
New York Times

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