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Regional Overview: South America
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in South America, the number of demonstration events remained steady in comparison to the previous week. Protests erupted in Brazil in the aftermath of the municipal elections. Demonstrations against police violence were held in Brazil, Peru, and Chile. In Colombia, the armed forces killed the top leader of a paramilitary group. In Venezuela,…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 November 2020

18 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…

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Regional Overview: South America
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in South America, protests continued to decrease across the region. In Chile, political tensions increased after the nomination of a new Minister of the Interior. In Colombia, former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels held demonstrations asking for better security. Armed clashes also took place in the country between military forces and…

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Regional Overview: South America
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations decreased across all countries in the region. In Argentina, a violent eviction led to protests in favor of housing initiatives from the government. Protests continue to be held to demand access to basic services in Venezuela. In Colombia, demobilized rebel combatants called for government protection. In Bolivia, opposition groups…

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Regional Overview: South America
18-24 October 2020

28 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues significantly decreased across the region. In Venezuela, protests continue to be held to demand access to basic services and to call for economic reforms. In Bolivia, the presidential election led to the comeback of Evo Morales’ left-wing party. Tensions increased in Chile during the anniversary of…

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Regional Overview: South America
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in South America, indigenous groups carried out protests across the region over various demands. Demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues and against the government significantly increased in Argentina. In Bolivia, the week before the elections was relatively peaceful, with few reports of violent events. Tensions increased in Chile in the lead up to the constitutional…

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Regional Overview: South America
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings took place in Colombia, and social and political unrest was reported  in Chile and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between armed groups and state forces.  The number of coronavirus pandemic-related demonstration events significantly declined across the region in…

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Regional Overview: South America
27 September-3 October 2020

7 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues decreased across the region. Political killings continued to be reported in Colombia, while upcoming elections and referendums increased tensions in Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela. In Peru, protests by indigenous groups were reported. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between criminal groups and state forces. The number of…

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Understanding the Killing of Social Leaders in Colombia During COVID-19

5 October 2020

This is a joint brief published with the London School of Economics (LSE) Latin America and Caribbean Centre by Carolina Castro (University of the Andes), María del Pilar López Uribe (University of the Andes), Fernando Posada (UCL Americas), Bhavani Castro (ACLED), and Roudabeh Kishi (ACLED). For a Spanish version, please click here. The 2016 Peace Agreement…

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