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Latin America Today

Dec 17, 2019

WOLA Director for the Andes Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli explains Colombia's four-week-old wave of social protests, peace accord implementation, and what WOLA staff saw and heard during October field research in the conflictive Arauca and Chocó regions.

Nov 18, 2019

Though the Trump administration is purportedly pro-business, its Cuba policy has hit the island's nascent private sector very hard. Oniel Díaz of AUGE, a Cuban business development team, discusses the damage done and how entrepreneurs are adapting.

Nov 14, 2019

Tensions are very high in Bolivia in the days since President Evo Morales resigned, following a fraud-marred election. From Cochabamba, Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network explains the situation and the alarming turn that events are taking.

Sep 10, 2019

WOLA's Adam Isacson and Maureen Meyer covered nearly 400 miles of the Mexico-Guatemala border during a mid-August visit. Amid a U.S.-inspired crackdown on irregular migration, they saw National Guardsmen, checkpoints and patrols, a nearly collapsed refugee reception system, and thousands of asylum seekers from Cuba,...

Sep 5, 2019

WOLA·s president, Matt Clausen, shares what he saw and heard during a recent delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Family migration increased 1,500% there this year, and the "Remain in Mexico" program has been implemented mercilessly amid sharply rising violent crime rates in Juárez.