Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
22-28 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high. In Cuba, repression by state forces of a hunger strike organized by the San Isidro Movement following the arrest of an activist triggered demonstrations of unprecedented scale in recent history. In Guatemala, demonstrations against the 2021 national budget continued amid allegations of state…

Regional Overview: South America
22-28 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations slightly decreased across the region. Demonstrations over women’s rights were held in several countries, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, while anti-abortion protests were held in Argentina. In Chile, Brazil, and Peru, citizens demonstrated over government policies and called for institutional changes. Violence levels…

Regional Overview: Middle East
22-28 November 2020

Last week in the Middle East, fighting intensified between pro-Hadi and pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces along Yemen’s At Tariyah front, while Houthi shelling reportedly killed Saudi soldiers in Marib. Houthis also targeted Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure in Jeddah. In Syria, Israeli warplanes continued to target the positions of pro-Iran militia forces, while Islamic State…