Regional Hub:
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Region at a Glance
Week of 19 Nov 22

Data cover the period of 19 Nov 22 - 25 Nov 22. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.

Political Violence Events: 162

-9% from previous week

Demonstration Events: 142

-67% from previous week

Event Types:

Battles: 25 Events

Explosions/Remote Violence: 0 Events

Violence Against Civilians: 129 Events

Mob Violence: 8 Events

Protests: 125 Events

Violent Demonstrations: 17 Events

Find all ACLED data and analysis for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean below.

The Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean dataset is updated every Monday through the most recent Friday.

Curated Data

This file contains all political violence events, demonstration events, and strategic developments recorded in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean from the beginning of ACLED coverage to the present. Please note that historical coverage may vary by country. A full list of country-year coverage is available here.

For an explanation of how ACLED codes and categorizes data, see the ACLED Codebook. For more information, see our Resource Library. Guides specific to South America include:

Regional Overviews

Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

Regional Data Collection Partners

ACLED partners with a wide range of organizations to collect information in hard-to-access contexts and integrate thematic, regional, and country-level expertise into our data collection program. Click through the list to learn more about our partners in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) records major incidents of violence against aid workers. Initiated in 2005, to date the AWSD remains the sole comprehensive global source of this data, providing the evidence base for analysis of the changing security environment for civilian aid operations. The AWSD is a project of Humanitarian Outcomes.

DIALOGOS is a Guatemalan innovation lab that aims to contribute, through rigorous technical studies based on the use  of available evidence, to the dialogue and debate on social problems in the region. Their mission is to conduct in- depth research that leads to innovation for solving public problems at the local, national, and regional levels. Their main goals are the following: facilitate a serious, plural, and informed public debate; make specific contributions to public opinion, and provoke reflection of political actors, all of that from the perspective of academic research.

Front Line Defenders is an Irish-based international organisation, founded in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs); people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves. The organisation has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and in 2018 Front Line Defenders was awarded the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights.

Programa Estado de la Nación (PEN) is a public research center dedicated to the analysis of sustainable human development. Through innovation and collaborative research, PEN builds alliances with public and private organizations and international cooperation agencies, in order to carry out projects and activities that ensure methodological precision.

ProtectDefenders.eu is the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. ProtectDefenders.eu is committed to reaching Human Rights Defenders working in remote areas and countries where it is particularly dangerous to work in human rights defense. It focuses on defenders who are especially targeted, including women human rights defenders, defenders of LGBTI rights, land and environmental rights defenders, economic and social rights defenders, defenders of minorities, lawyers, and those fighting for freedom of expression and association.

Sismología Social: Investigación de Protestas en Nicaragua is a research project that systematically collects and analyzes data on Nicaraguan protests. Through the Protests Event Analysis technique and the revision of more than thirty mass media sources, the record includes more than 3,700 protest events across the country since 2016. Sismología Social records several variables, including actors, locations, forms of protests, repressions, alliances, and the number of participants. Sismología Social has analytical innovations, such as the creation of the Protest Intensity Index (IIP), which allows the analysis of the protests in the country beyond their frequencies. The repository of this research, released every month, offers an original, rigorous, and understandable analysis and description of Nicaragua’s social, economic, and political dynamics.

WM Consulting monitors and maps “narco” killings, killing of journalists, and killings of tourists in Mexico. WM Consulting’s mapping project seeks to bring to light the violence related to the drug war in Mexico. 

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Analysis