Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
8-14 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean region, the number of violence against civilians remained high. In Mexico, Guatemala, and Cuba, journalists continue to be the victims of targeted attacks. In Mexico, a journalist was killed in the state of Guanajuato, sparking demonstrations across several states. In Guatemala, a journalist was shot and…

Regional Overview: South America
8-14 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations significantly increased across the region. Tensions increased in Peru following the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra. In Argentina, anti-government protests were held across the country. Protests against the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic were reported in Chile. In Colombia, farmers protested to demand government support amid an agricultural…

Regional Overview: East Asia
8-14 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, the disqualification of four elected pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong prompted strong reactions domestically and internationally. Following the disqualification, 15 pro-democracy lawmakers announced their resignations en masse to protest against the decision. In Japan, women continued to gather across the country to protest against an MP’s comments that were perceived…

Regional Overview: Africa
8-14 November 2020

Last week in Africa, the worsening conflict in Ethiopia spilled into neighboring Eritrea; a longstanding ceasefire was breached in the disputed Western Sahara; and French forces killed a senior Al Qaeda-affiliated militant in Mali. The conflict between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopian federal forces continued to worsen in Ethiopia, spilling into neighboring…