WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Threatening Democratic Norms and Closing Civil Space in Latin America

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 5 August 2020


Join the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for the third event in a four-part series that brings together experts across the region to examine the Trump administration’s Latin America policy and its consequences for human rights and democracy. 

Next Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) will hold the third panel in our series exploring the Trump administration’s profound impact on human rights and democracy throughout Latin America—and imagining alternative, human rights-respecting approaches to U.S. foreign policy. The panel, titled “Threatening Democratic Norms and Closing Civil Space in Latin America,” will examine declining support for democratic norms and institutions in the hemisphere. The panel will also examine how Trump’s praise for grave human rights violators and constant criticism of the U.S. media has emboldened other leaders to curtail freedom of expression and tacitly condone attacks on journalists and social critics. 

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for the third panel in this series which will take stock of how the Trump administration has ideologized its support for democracy in Latin America and undermined freedom of expression. You can send your questions during the event by using #WOLATakingStock and tagging @WOLA_org on Twitter.

Event Details:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT


Kathryn Ledebur
Director, Andean Information Network, Bolivia 

Ana Cristina Ruelas
Director, ARTICLE 19, Mexico and Central America 

 Laura Gil
La Línea del Medio, Colombia


John Walsh
WOLA Director for Drug Policy and the Andes

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be available.

Instructions for webinar access will be emailed to registered participants.

Watch videos of past events in the series here.