WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
19 Nov 2018 | Podcast

Latin America and the Midterm Elections’ Outcome

What a Democratic House majority means for U.S. policy toward the region

The Democratic Party won a majority of the House of Representatives in the November 6 midterm election. Adam Isacson talks with WOLA’s Director for Cuba, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, about what this means. They explain what an opposition party can do when it has majority control of a chamber. They identify some of the Democratic members of Congress who will play key roles in determining U.S. policy toward the region. They look at how oversight of diplomacy and security policy might improve. And they assess the likelihood of changes to Cuba policy, border security policy, and U.S. assistance programs.