Washington Office on Latin America

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 00:00
Analyzing both the Uruguayan regulation proposal and existing models of regulation, the participants identified strengths and weaknesses in regulation frameworks and helped chart a path forward for cannabis reform.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 00:00
If the Honduran government is seeking international support, it needs to establish its credibility by carrying out systematic investigations of police corruption and criminality.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 00:00
This paper examines the history of the use of the island by the Navy, of the eventual legislation that furthered the punishment of the people, and the need for a more aggressive response to address the conditions that continue to afflict the people of Vie
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 00:00
So far, the trial suggests that Guatemala is taking seriously its obligation to prosecute and punish those who commit crimes against humanity. This will be the true foundation for a more just, secure, and peaceful Guatemala.
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 00:00
So far, the trial suggests that Guatemala is taking seriously its obligation to prosecute and punish those who commit crimes against humanity. This will be the true foundation for a more just, secure, and peaceful Guatemala.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 00:00
"This trial is a historic step forward for justice and the rule and law in Guatemala," said Geoff Thale, WOLA's Program Director, who will be present at the start of the trial.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 00:00
The amnesty thwarted further action on the specific cases, the process of institutional reform has been partial and uneven, and the danger of organized crime and its penetration of the state is perhaps higher today that it was in 1993.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 00:00
This new model of citizen security -- with its focus on prevention, citizen participation, and non-militarized policing -- has a long way to go before it is accepted as the dominant approach to reducing crime and violence in the country.
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 00:00
Ideological divisions definitely exist. But Latin America's new found unity is based on economic and political pragmatism, and a long-term desire for greater independence from the US
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 00:00
The four spots (watch them here) present the full text of article 231 of the Constitution together with images of Nicolas Maduro, Cilia Flores and Chavez arguing that the Constitution should be respected at all costs

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