Laurie Freeman

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Laurie Freeman "is WOLA’s former Associate for Mexico and Security Policy. She focused on promoting human rights, supporting democratic police reform, strengthening democratic processes, and changing U.S. counternarcotics policies in Mexico. Before joining WOLA, Laurie worked for more than three years in Mexico, first at the Miguel Agustín Pro Júarez Human Rights Center (PRODH) in Mexico City, and later as a researcher for The Washington Post’s Mexico bureau. While at the Post, Laurie contributed to a series on human rights and the rule of law in Mexico that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. During her time in Mexico, Laurie also researched and drafted WOLA’s Mexico Election Monitor 2000, which examined important issues in that country’s historic presidential elections. Laurie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University and is currently studying for her Master’s degree at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University." [1]

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  1. Staff, Washington Office on Latin America, accessed April 13, 2010.