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.

In brief trip to Havana, Kerry to preside over U.S. embassy flag-raising

Program Director Geoff Thale explains why the opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba is a celebretory moment.
Miami Herald

How to Pull Colombia Back From the Brink

Foreign Policy cites WOLA's commentary on the FARC's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in Colombia.
Foreign Policy

Despite Rhetoric, Border Security Less Urgent in 2015

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson comments on why border security is less urgent in 2015, despite recent statements by presidential candidates.
Associated Press

Legal U.S. gun-runners are arming Mexico’s cartels

Program Officer Clay Boggs discusses WOLA's recent report on arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border, and what the president can do to stop it.
El Daily Post

EU: Tráfico ilegal de armas de fuego

Joy Olson, WOLA's Executive Director, gives concrete recommendations to reduce gun trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border.
El Universal

GOP House member files bill to end U.S. embargo on Cuba

Marc Hanson, WOLA's Senior Associate for Cuba, discusses the growing movement within the Republican Party to normalize relations with Cuba.
USA Today

U.S. outsources its migrant problem… to Mexico

WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer gives insight on Mexico's crackdown on Central American migrants.
PBS Newshour

Despite Grave Human Rights Abuses in Mexico, State Department Aid Keeps Flowing

The Huffington Post cites WOLA's recent memo urging the State Department to withhold conditioned Merida Initiative aid to Mexico.
Huffington Post

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Escape in Mexico Adds to Strains With U.S.

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson gives the New York Times his take on El Chapo's escape.
The New York Times

Colombia Blames Twin Bombings in Bogota on Rebel Group ELN, Arrests 15

Senior Associate Adam Isacson discusses theories about a double bombing in Bogota, Colombia.