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Journalists Under Attack in Mexico

11 April 2022

While Mexico consistently registers one of the highest rates of violence targeting journalists in the world, a surge in killings this year has triggered an unprecedented number of reporter-led demonstrations against the rising threat to the media. In the first quarter of 2022, at least nine journalists were reportedly killed in targeted attacks — more…

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: Haiti

15 February 2022

In 2021, the security situation in Haiti deteriorated as a result of increased gang activity amid the worsening political crisis. ACLED data show the highest levels of armed clashes and violence against civilians since the beginning of coverage in 2018.

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Gang Violence in Mexico: 2018-2020

9 December 2020

Over 11,400 events of gang-related violence have been recorded across Mexico since the beginning of 2018, more than 80% of which targeted civilians. In this infographic, Research Analyst Curtis Goos reviews key trends from ACLED’s expanded Latin America & Caribbean dataset. For more, see our updated Latin America & Caribbean Resources page featuring new analysis and an…

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Crackdown on Political Opposition in Cuba

9 October 2020

State violence against civilians is on the rise in Cuba. ACLED Research Analyst Curtis Goos and Central America & the Caribbean Research Manager Sandra Pellegrini track the increase amid the coronavirus pandemic. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Water Governance and Demonstrations in Chihuahua, Mexico

2 October 2020

Demonstrations over water governance policies have increased in Mexico so far this year. ACLED Research Analyst Curtis Goos and Central America Research Manager Sandra Pellegrini track the latest spike in the state of Chihuahua. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Pandemic and Political Unrest in Brazil and Nicaragua

23 July 2020

As the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 600,000 (Johns Hopkins University, 23 July 2020), few states continue to downplay the severity of the crisis. Of the remaining holdouts, two are in Latin America: Brazil and Nicaragua. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the presidents of both countries have been condoning or explicitly supporting political…

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