Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 September 2020

In Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high last week. Workers from different sectors called for the lifting of coronavirus lockdown measures and the resumption of business activity in Cuba, Honduras, and Mexico. Unrest over the killing of a respected lawyer persisted in Haiti, while the dismissing of a police spokesperson and the…

Regional Overview: South America
6-12 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, killings in Guyana rekindled civil unrest and racial tensions in the country, and political unrest continued to take place in Colombia and Chile. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations have decreased…

Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity decreased across Eastern Europe. In Belarus, large demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued. Demonstrations were also reported in Montenegro against the use of Serbian symbols by the pro-Serbian opposition, which claimed victory in elections last week. In Belarus, demonstrations against the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued. More than…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
6-12 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, fighting continued between various ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and the military in Myanmar. In the Philippines, deadly clashes were reported between state forces and Islamist groups, alongside a decrease in fighting with communist rebels. Other key developments include: intra-ethnic clashes in Papua province in Indonesia, and ongoing anti-government demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
6-12 September 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the long-awaited intra-Afghan talks began in Doha, Qatar, amid persistent violence in Afghanistan. In Kazakhstan, different labor groups staged protests demanding better labor rights, while claims of police torture continued to spark protests in Georgia’s South Ossetia region. Another political party was excluded from the upcoming elections…