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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 • 35 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.

    Colombia's peace accord at five years

    Colombia's peace accord at five years

    Colombia's government and largest guerrilla group signed a historic peace accord on November 24, 2016. Five years later, is it being implemented? Not enough. WOLA Director for the Andes Gimena Sánchez walks us through what is going well and what is not.

    • 48 min
    Missing in Brooks County: A tragic outcome of U.S. border and migration policy

    Missing in Brooks County: A tragic outcome of U.S. border and migration policy

    Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss have produced a new documentary, "Missing in Brooks County," about thousands of migrants dying in ranchland surrounding a south Texas Border Patrol checkpoint. They are joined by Texas State U. anthropologist Kate Spradley.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Conversation with WOLA's New President, Carolina Jiménez Sandoval

    A Conversation with WOLA's New President, Carolina Jiménez Sandoval

    As of September 1, WOLA a new president. Carolina Jiménez has an impressive biography—and here, we talk about her work, how civil society has evolved throughout Latin America, the threat of authoritarianism, opportunities in US policy, and her next steps.

    • 47 min
    For Disappearances to End, Justice Must Begin: Justice for Disappeared Mexicans

    For Disappearances to End, Justice Must Begin: Justice for Disappeared Mexicans

    In this conversation, Adam and Stephanie discuss how Mexico's disappearance crisis grew to today's tragic scale, what has worked and has not worked for investigations into disappearances in the country, and some of the major findings of the WOLA's campaign on the issue. Please visit the campaign's website to see the in-depth findings and learn what you can do to support victims and family members of the disappeared in Mexico.

    • 46 min
    A Goodbye to WOLA President Geoff Thale

    A Goodbye to WOLA President Geoff Thale

    Geoff Thale, WOLA’s president, has retired after 40 years as an advocate for human rights in Latin America. When Geoff’s career began, the idea of citizens working full-time to change foreign policy was unheard of. Geoff reflects on how much has changed.

    • 40 min
    Addressing Cuba's Unseen Humanitarian Disaster

    Addressing Cuba's Unseen Humanitarian Disaster

    Last month's protests in Cuba captured international attention for the large groups that took to the street to express frustration with the island's current conditions.

    This week's podcast discusses the protests triggers, the island's ongoing humanitarian disaster, and what, if anything, the Biden administration can do to help the Cuban people.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Excellent

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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