Washington Office on Latin America

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 00:00
The 2012 presidential race is effectively underway, and the two leading candidates have both recently made statements about Cuba. While they may differ in emphasis, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney clearly share one thing: they are both out of touch when it c
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 00:00
With the relatively robust levels of funding going to the region to support citizen security, why do crime and violence rates continue to rise?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 00:00
If the traditional logic prevails, the talk will be all about battles with drug cartels and gang crime, and we'll see more specialized units and highly-sophisticated technology. If that’s what happens, the problems in the region will continue to grow.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 00:00
Geoff Thale, WOLA's program director cautioned that high-level meetings like the upcoming SICA Conference have had a tendency in the past to focus narrowly on the threat of drug trafficking and organized crime in lieu of addressing the full spectrum of cr
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 00:00
After 25 years, the victims of the military dictatorship in Uruguay may finally see justice.
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 00:00
In this new reality, the White House has made an astute choice of countries to visit. Each carries great symbolic value.
Friday, February 25, 2011 - 00:00
Since the first sentence was handed down by the National Criminal Court against a member of the Peruvian armed forces for human rights violations in 2007, there has been growing unrest within the Peruvian armed forces.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 00:00
The Santos administration will need to show real improvements in labor and human rights before the U.S. Congress considers a trade agreement.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:00
December's "Enabling Law" - which grants President Hugo Chavez far-reaching decree powers for 18 months - constitutes an illegitimate infringement on the new National Assembly's authority, subverting the will of the electorate.
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 00:00
The weight of the law falls on the most vulnerable individuals, overcrowding the prisons, but allowing drug trafficking to flourish.