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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 • 34 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.

    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
    Colombia After the Paro Nacional: A Report Back From Cali

    Colombia After the Paro Nacional: A Report Back From Cali

    Lisa Haugaard, director of the Latin America Working Group, is just back from accompanying a human rights delegation to Cali, Colombia, an epicenter of April-June protests. She conveys what witnesses told her about police brutality and new civic energy.

    • 48 min
    A New Wave of Political Unrest in Haiti

    A New Wave of Political Unrest in Haiti

    For those closely following Haiti, the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and the chaos and political uncertainty following it have been years in the making, in a country tragically familiar with political and humanitarian crises.

    • 49 min
    Aligning Policy with Reality at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Aligning Policy with Reality at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Former WOLA Director Joy Olson just carried out dozens of interviews along the Texas-Mexico border. She came back saddened by expelled migrants' suffering, perplexed by the Biden administrations' halting measures, and calling for bold policy changes.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 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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