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News and analysis of politics, security, development and U.S. policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, from the Washington Office on Latin America.

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    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

News and analysis of politics, security, development and U.S. policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, from the Washington Office on Latin America.

    “We can’t deter our way out of this”: a view from the Honduras-Nicaragua border

    “We can’t deter our way out of this”: a view from the Honduras-Nicaragua border

    WOLA staff report from Honduras after a visit to the border with Nicaragua, where we witnessed a historic migration flow. As government and service providers struggle to manage this result of a series of policy failures, it's not clear what lies ahead.

    • 36 min
    "The days of hoping for a magical solution are long gone": Geoff Ramsey on Venezuela

    "The days of hoping for a magical solution are long gone": Geoff Ramsey on Venezuela

    A conversation about the political and humanitarian moment in Venezuela, efforts to resolve the country's crisis, and the U.S. role, with Geoff Ramsey, who recently departed WOLA's Venezuela Program and is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

    • 47 min
    Guatemala: An Eroding Democracy Approaches New Elections

    Guatemala: An Eroding Democracy Approaches New Elections

    Guatemala's deteriorating democracy is approaching June elections with disqualified candidates, imprisoned or exiled judicial workers and journalists, and a U.S. policy that's hard to pin down. Analysis from WOLA Central America Program Director Ana María Méndez and Council on Foreign Relations Latin America Fellow Will Freeman.

    • 48 min
    Peru's Turmoil and "the Danger of a Much Deeper Crisis"

    Peru's Turmoil and "the Danger of a Much Deeper Crisis"

    December 2022 in Peru has seen a president's failed attempt to dissolve Congress and subsequent jailing, and now large-scale protests met with a military crackdown. Senior Fellow Jo-Marie Burt explains what's at stake in a deeply divided nation.

    • 45 min
    Unprotected at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Reporting Back from Texas and Arizona

    Unprotected at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Reporting Back from Texas and Arizona

    WOLA staff spent a mid-November week visiting several points along the U.S.-Mexico border. We spoke to many migrants stranded in Mexico, in shelters and in rustic camps, unable to seek protection in the United States. What will happen if and when Title 42 ends?

    • 54 min
    Mexico Sends in the Troops: Stephanie Brewer on the Militarization of Public Security

    Mexico Sends in the Troops: Stephanie Brewer on the Militarization of Public Security

    Mexico has been increasing its armed forces' role in public security for many years, but the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has just taken it to historic new lengths. WOLA's Mexico Program director, Stephanie Brewer, explains.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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This is the single best podcast being produced on immigration, drugs, and security policy in the Americas. It’s scrupulously researched and conveys a deep commitment to social justice.

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Essential listening for anyone who wants to keep on top of regional developments and know more about US policy towards the region too.

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