WOLA

WOLA

WOLA is a leading research and advocacy organization committed to advancing human rights in the Americas. We create strategic partnerships with courageous people making social change—advocacy organizations, academics, religious and business leaders, artists, and government officials. Together, we advocate for more just societies in the Americas.

Justice Co-Opted: Venezuela’s Broken Judicial System

The situation in Venezuela represents one of the biggest challenges to democracy and human rights in the Americas, with the Venezuelan security forces and armed pro-government groups responsible for grave human rights abuses and crimes against humanity.

Diverse Social Sectors of the Foro Cívico Presented Agenda of Urgent Citizen Demands in Miraflores

On April 5, 2022, a meeting took place between members of the Venezuelan government and members of various civil society organizations, with the objective of presenting an agenda of citizens’ demands that have been comprised through social dialogue, conversations between organizations and citizens, and consultations with leadership from across the political spectrum.

Venezuelan American Caucus Urges the Extension of TPS for Venezuela

On February 17, 2022, the Venezuelan American Caucus, along with a coalition of 50 other organizations, sent a letter to President Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, urging the administration to extend the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela to include Venezuelan nationals who have arrived in the United States after March 9, 2021.

Venezuela Program

Geoff Ramsey

Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela @GRamsey_LatAm

David Smilde

David Smilde

WOLA Senior Fellow and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University

@dsmilde
Kristen

Kristen Martinez-Gugerli

Venezuela Program Associate

@kmgWOLA