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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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Regional Overview: South America
20-26 September 2020

1 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, social and political unrest was reported in Colombia, Bolivia, and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between armed groups and state forces.  The number of pandemic-related demonstrations slightly decreased last week across the region in comparison to the…

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Regional Overview: South America
13-19 September 2020

23 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues increased across the region. Political killings continued to be reported in Colombia, as well as an increase in political tensions in Bolivia over the upcoming presidential elections. In Chile, indigenous militia activities remained high, while in Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 September 2020

17 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…

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Regional Overview: South America
2 August-5 September 2020

10 September 2020

Last month in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings in Colombia significantly increased, as did political unrest in Chile, Venezuela, and Guyana. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations significantly increased across the region in the…

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Regional Overview: South America
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues remained steady across the region. Political killings in Colombia have increased, as well as political unrest in Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela. In Argentina, pot-banging protests took place throughout the country. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. Pandemic-related demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: South America
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decline in demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile; political killings in Colombia; and continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region last week. In Argentina, kindergarten owners…

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Regional Overview: South America
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Chile; political killings and clashes between armed groups in Colombia; continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil; and the inauguration of Suriname’s new president. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events slightly increased in the…

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