Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 05:57
Elections in Peru are just five days away. In what is a remarkable—and wholly lamentable—turn of events, attention was dramatically shifted from the candidates and their proposals for leading the country for the next five years to the controversial decision by electoral authorities to exclude two candidates, raising serious questions about the process itself.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 07:55
President Obama’s trip to Cuba emphasizes the determination on the part of the United States and Cuba to enter a new era. The decision to normalize relations with Cuba, to increase trade, travel and cultural exchange, and to urge Congress to end the U.S. embargo is clearly in our national interest.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:34
It is very uncommon for the perpetrators of sexual violence to be held accountable, especially in conflict contexts. While Guatemala has made important strides in addressing war crimes committed in the past, this is the first time the courts are hearing a case of sexual violence, and it is the first time ever that a case of sexual and domestic slavery is being prosecuted in a domestic court.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 07:39
In recent years Mexico has seen a wave of drug-related violence, and more than 180,000 homicides since 2007. Lax gun laws in the United States, which allow firearms to flow easily acrossthe border, have significantly contributed to this death toll.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:33
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) joined American Civil Liberties Association (ACLU) and other civil society voices in the United States in challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) use of so-called “upstream” data collection techniques, which involve the mass surveillance of global internet communications. This practice directly affects WOLA’s ability to communicate effectively with its contacts and partners throughout the Americas.
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:04
Vice President Biden is traveling today to Guatemala to meet with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to discuss how the United States can help assist these governments in addressing epidemic levels of violence, poor governance, and lack of economic opportunities driving migration from the region.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:45
Across the hemisphere, we have recently seen violent clashes between protestors and militarized police forces. Tipping point events—such as the clashes in Brazil in the summer of 2013 and in Ferguson, Missouri last month—have provoked public outrage and calls for “de-militarization” of police forces.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 00:00
It is interesting to think how different this is from Hugo Chavez's approach to the same plaza 11-12 years ago
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 00:00
The undersigned organizations urge the governments to deepen the dialogue and agree on a work agenda, which should discuss and define actions taken to reduce the negative impact of drug policies on human rights
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 00:00
The trip follows nearly eight years of neglect toward Latin America under the Bush Administration. Would a McCain Administration be any different?