Anti-Government Demonstrations in Latin America & the Caribbean: 2018-2020

More than 60,000 demonstrations have been reported in Latin America & the Caribbean from the start of 2018 to the present, including major spikes in anti-government unrest around the region. In this infographic, Research Analyst Curtis Goos reviews key trends from ACLED’s expanded Latin America & Caribbean dataset. For more, see our updated Latin America & Caribbean…

Regional Overview: Europe
29 November-5 December 2020

Last week, demonstration activity in Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus amid regime oppression and worsening weather conditions. In Moldova, anti-reformist members of parliament passed laws that will undermine President-elect Maia Sandu, prompting public protest. In Greece, anarchists clashed with police during demonstrations against the…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
29 November-5 December 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, political activists and opposition groups continued to be repressed by state forces. In Cuba, government repression continued with a new wave of arrests of members of the San Isidro Movement. In Nicaragua, police arrested and physically assaulted members of the opposition. Meanwhile, gang violence continued across…

Regional Overview: South Asia
29 November-5 December 2020

Last week in South Asia, non-state militants launched targeted attacks against civilians and security forces in Pakistan and India. Unidentified militants attacked tribal elders in Pakistan, killing at least seven civilians. Baloch separatists targeted the Frontier Corps in a remote-controlled explosion in Balochistan province of Pakistan. In India, violence involving Naxal-Maoist rebels was recorded in…

Regional Overview: Middle East
29 November-5 December 2020

Last week in the Middle East, pro-Hadi forces in Yemen captured strategic locations near Ad Dirjaj from pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) fighters, while Houthis captured areas in the Medghal and Raghwan districts from pro-Hadi forces. In Syria, Israeli warplanes continued aerial strikes against pro-Iranian militia forces in southern Syria, while Turkish forces intensified their shelling…