Washington Office on Latin America

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 00:00
Today the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) delivered a bi-national petition to the White House calling on the Obama administration to take tough executive action to tighten U.S. laws to prevent international gun trafficking
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 00:00
This represents the successful conclusion of an arduous process in which Bolivia has sought to reconcile its international treaty obligations with its 2009 Constitution
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 00:00
With no transparency at all over how these tonnage estimates are derived, the U.S. cocaine-production numbers are wide open to charges of politicization
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 00:00
Concluding that Mexico is complying with the human rights requirements in the Merida Initiative-in the face of clear evidence to the contrary-will only undermine the credibility of U.S. foreign policy commitments.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 00:00
Washington Office on Latin America outlines its concerns regarding the framework for peace and justice within the military
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 00:00
Civilians in rural areas are trapped in regions where all of the armed groups are active. These groups operate in and around Afro-Colombian and indigenous territories
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 00:00
President Obama's rhetoric will likely again focus on partnership, engagement, and co-responsibility. He is trying to embed the idea that our futures are linked and that we must face challenges together.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 00:00
Colombia has not advanced as much as many hoped prior to the FTA vote. In fact it is now taking backwards steps on human rights
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 00:00
The legacy of the Jesuits is alive today, and evident in two important issues now being debated in El Salvador. The first has to do with amnesty and impunity - whether those with power and influence can commit human rights abuses without fear of prosecuti
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 00:00
Unfortunately, there are serious concerns about the development of the electoral process, the potential for electoral fraud, and the possibility of post-election conflict.