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.

Border Patrol: Family, children arrests at border jump 52 percent, White House concerned

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson says detentions of unaccompanied children along the U.S.-Mexico border in August are the highest they have been since 2009.
Associated Press

US further eases trade, travel restrictions on Cuba

WOLA Senior Associate Marc Hanson says the easing of trade restrictions on Cuba will create business opportunities on the island and in the United States.

Guatemala sets pace in corruption fight

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán says that even though there is no precedent for the CICIG in Guatemala, it has been successful anyway.
BBC News

U.S. Wants Former Salvadoran Ally to Face Justice in 1989 Massacre

Program Director Geoff Thale says supporting the deportation of a former Salvadoran military officer is a significant shift for the United States.
The New York Times

Guatemala Outsources a Corruption Crackdown

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses the hybrid role of the CICIG to both help solve crimes and build capacity in Guatemala's justice system.
The Wall Street Journal

South American countries offer haven to migrants

Senior Associate Adam Isacson talks about the border crisis between Colombia and Venezuela on The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart.

Mexico's 43 missing students haunt president

Senior Associate Maureen Meyer discusses the importance of the Group of Experts in the investigation of the Ayotzinapa massacre.

How a peaceful political uprising happened in war-scarred Guatemala

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses the peaceful protests against corruption in Guatemala.
The Washington Post

Why Guatemalans rose up against government corruption

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán says the arrest of Guatemala's former president could be a turning point in the fight against corruption.
PBS Newshour

Former President of Guatemala jailed

WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán discusses the arrest of former Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina.