Washington Office on Latin America

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 00:00
These policy events amount to what in the United States is often called an "October surprise," i.e. a series of events that happen the month prior to the election and which have the potential to seriously impact the result.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 00:00
The past year has seen the opposition return to strategies from the past.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 00:00
Given the opposition's discourse that the April elections were stolen from them and that Maduro is an unpopular president, it could be difficult for them to accept the results of today's elections if they are adverse.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 00:00
Since government support is stronger in less densely populated rural areas where most municipalities are located, and the opposition is stronger in the urban areas.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 00:00
This report summarizes what we saw and heard, explains what we think is working, and recommends changes to U.S. and Mexican government policies and strategies.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 00:00
In Buenaventura, we saw Colombia's ardent-if ineffective-attempts to pave over its bloody past on full display
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 00:00
So far, the results from the Pena Nieto administration's strategy for reducing violence and combating the crimes that most affect society have been disappointing.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 00:00
During the course of 2013 the Maduro government has progressively increased its control over state-media. However, some glimpses of independence can still be seen in web-based outlets.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 00:00
WOLA joined Colombian and international individuals and civil society organizations in calling on the government to investigate the recent rash of "femicides" in Buenaventura.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 00:00
In this post we look at how Venezuelans evaluate the security reforms that have been put in place by the government, including human rights oriented police tactics.

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