The Washington Office on Latin America's Defense Oversight Program uses this site to organize and guide its research on security in the Western Hemisphere, especially U.S. defense, military, and border security policy.

What you see here is a database divided into several sections. We’re pleased to share most of it with the public.

These are the four public sections:

Data Clips:

We use this page for note-taking about U.S. security relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. It contains bits of text, audio, and graphics, all taken from official sources or officials’ statements in the media, organized by country and topic.

Library of Reports:

This is our archive of official government reports about U.S. defense and security relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. Reports are organized by title and by date of issue. Information we glean from them is in the “Clips” section.

Military and Police Aid Programs:

Our listing of 113 aid programs through which the U.S. government trains, equips, or supports foreign security forces, or through which U.S. military personnel deliver non-military aid.

News Links:

This is where we keep links to notable media coverage about security in Latin America and the Caribbean.

We encourage you to use this related resource:

Security Assistance Monitor Latin America:

The Latin America section of the Center for International Policy’s worldwide U.S. military aid monitoring project, to which WOLA is a contributing organization.