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.

Political Risk Outlook: Is The Security Crisis In El Salvador Getting Worse?

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán analyzes El Salvador's endemic violence.
Forbes

The only way to stop the next El Chapo: Why America needs to legalize all its drugs

WOLA Senior Associate John Walsh explains why drug prohibition in the United States has failed.
Salon

The Cuban Migrant Crisis

WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale explains why thousands of Cuban migrants in Mexico may be vulnerable to smugglers.
The New Yorker

Ghosts of Past Violence Haunt New President of Guatemala

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt writes about the necessity of addressing impunity in Guatemala.
Huffington Post

Is Venezuela’s opposition losing its mojo?

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde discusses the crisis over three disputed seats in Venezuela's National Assembly.
Fusion

Another migration crisis may be looming

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson discusses the root causes of migration from Central America.
Dallas Morning News

US to expand refugee admissions for Central Americans fleeing violence

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson discusses the steady rise in migration from Central America.
The Guardian

El Salvador: World's new murder capital

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses El Salvador's shocking homicide rate.
USA Today

Venezuela Just Swore in Its First Transgender Legislator

WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde says the Venezuelan opposition is branching out beyond its traditional base of support.
Foreign Policy

Guatemala Arrests Former Military Officers in Connection With Massacres

WOLA Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt comments on the arrest of 18 former Guatemalan military officials.
New York Times