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Latin America Today

Mar 31, 2020

Since 1997 John Otis has been reporting from Colombia, covering the Andes, currently for NPR and the Wall Street Journal. He talks here about what has changed during his tenure, the peace process, and some places and people who've left strong impressions.

Mar 30, 2020

After 20-plus years of movement away from military rule and toward civilian democracy, Latin America's militaries are again playing larger, more political roles—a trend that COVID-19 is exacerbating. Here to talk about this is Greg Weeks of UNC-Charlotte.

Mar 28, 2020

Audio of a March 27 WOLA web discussion of events in Bolivia since the October 2019 general elections and the onset of COVID-19, with analyst Linda Farthing, Robert Albro of American University, and John Walsh, WOLA's director for drug policy and the Andes.

Mar 27, 2020

Daniella Burgi-Palomino, co-director of the Latin America Working Group, explains the devastating blows that the Trump administration has dealt to the right to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border—and how COVID-19 response has taken it to further extremes.

Mar 26, 2020

More than 60,000 people have disappeared in Mexico since 2006. The current government is taking some initial steps to address the crisis. Mariano Machain of SERAPAZ Mexico and Lucy Díaz of the Colectivo Solecito in Veracruz talk with WOLA's Mexico staff.