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Latin America Today

Apr 28, 2021

Top Biden administration officials, including Vice-President Kamala Harris, are developing a new approach to Central America. The theme is familiar: addressing migration's "root causes." WOLA President Geoff Thale and Citizen Security Director Adriana Beltrán discuss.

Apr 7, 2020

In his latest book, "In Their Own Best Interest," Lars Schoultz of UNC Chapel Hill takes to task U.S. policymakers and advocates who seek to "uplift" Latin American nations, finding them to be part of a very long tradition. This makes for a lively discussion.

Mar 19, 2020

A conversation with Alex Fattal, whose 2018 book "Guerrilla Marketing," about the Colombian military's employment of ad campaigns to convince guerrillas to demobilize, explores the overlap between national security, capitalism, and "branding."

Nov 19, 2018

The Democratic Party won a majority of the House of Representatives in the November 6 midterm election. Adam Isacson talks with WOLA's Director for Cuba, Marguerite Jiménez, about what this means. They explain what an opposition party can do when it has majority control of a chamber. They identify some of...

Mar 30, 2018

The U.S. government finally has a budget for 2018. Congress almost completely rejected President Trump’s border wall proposal, and reversed his deep cuts in aid to Latin America. Adam Isacson, Maureen Meyer, and Geoff Thale discuss what happened.