Bhavani Castro is the South America Research Manager at ACLED. She holds a M.A. in International Security from the Institut d´Études Politiques de Paris – Sciences Po Paris, and a B.A. in International Relations from University of São Paulo. Her research interests include ethno-nationalist conflicts, communal violence, and non-state armed groups and gender. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, and French and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Regional Overview: South America
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

Last month in South America, demonstrations decreased across the region. Nevertheless, a controversial abortion bill led thousands of Argentinians both for and against the bill to the streets. Some countries continued to experience significant political unrest, including Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela. In Peru, farmers across the country demonstrated to demand approval of a new farming…

CDT Spotlight: Demonstrations in Argentina

President Alberto Fernandez’s coronavirus response — and the subsequent economic fallout — has been a driving force behind rising anti-government demonstrations in Argentina. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and South America Research Manager Bhavani Castro track the uptick in protest activity amid the pandemic. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020…

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: 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…