These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Left-Center biased based on advocacy and reporting that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1974, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is a non-profit NGO whose stated goal is to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas. According to their about page, “We envision a future where public policies protect human rights and recognize human dignity, and where justice overcomes violence. WOLA tackles problems that transcend borders and demand cross-border solutions.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) is a non-profit NGO funded through donations. The organization is transparent as they provide financial information on the website. Notable donors include the MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Ford Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
WOLA is an advocacy organization that promotes human rights and social justice in the Americas. The WOLA website publishes statements and analyses that use moderately loaded emotional language, such as this U.S. and Mexico’s Disappointing Approach to Protection Seeking Venezuelans Puts Thousands at Risk.
WOLA regularly provides information and analysis to the executive branch, multilateral organizations, Congress members, and U.S. and Latin American news media. They have also been a resource for fact-checkers.
Editorially, they advocate for policy that is favored by the left, such as Women’s rights, the rights of displaced people, and easier, more compassionate immigration policies. Due to this, they often have negative opinions of conservatives, such as this Trump’s Immigration Proposals: Shameful, Unnecessary, and Sure to Cause Chaos. In general, WOLA is fact-based and holds a left-leaning advocacy bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Left-Center biased based on advocacy and reporting that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/12/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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