Sandra Pellegrini is a Central America Research Manager at ACLED. In her role, she supports the coding of political violence and protest events in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. She holds an International Master in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow and a Master of International Relations from KIMEP University Almaty. Her research interests include geopolitics, conflict prevention, minority rights and challenges faced by civil society organizations across Latin America and the post-Soviet space.

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
17-23 April 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, there continued to be a high level of demonstrations. In Nicaragua, police attacked and arrested members of the opposition amid protests to commemorate the third anniversary of the 2018 anti-government uprising. In Honduras, taxi and bus drivers protested, demanding subsidies and lower gasoline prices to cope…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 March 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high as thousands of women mobilized against gender-based violence on International Women’s Day on 8 March across a number of countries. A significant number of demonstration events were recorded in Mexico, with violent clashes with law enforcement reported across the country. In Guatemala, women…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13-19 February 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, unrest and violence continued ahead of key electoral dates. In Haiti, the opposition continued to demonstrate against President Jovenel Moise. A demonstrator was killed by armed men and several journalists covering the demonstrations were injured by police. In Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico, civil servants, members of…