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
10-16 April 2021

Last week in South America, coronavirus-related demonstrations increased across the region after the implementation of new restriction measures. In Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, many citizens were opposed to stricter quarantine rules, while in Paraguay and Venezuela, many expressed concerns over the workload of health workers and vaccination schedules. While tensions decreased in the Venezuela-Colombia border…

Regional Overview: South America
13-19 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations increased compared to the previous week. Anti-government demonstrations continue to take place in Paraguay, while thousands protested in Bolivia following the arrest of former interim President Janine Áñez (Bolivia.com 16 March 2021). In Peru, demonstrations were reported across the country as transport workers went on strike to demand a…

Regional Overview: South America
27 February-5 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations decreased by 10% compared to the previous week. Nevertheless, demonstrations related to the coronavirus pandemic were reported in several countries, including in Argentina, Paraguay, and Venezuela. In Argentina, citizens took to the streets against the vaccination of authorities close to the government, while citizens protested in Paraguay against the…

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…