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.

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Violence remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean last week, driven by attacks on government officials in Mexico, Haiti, and Honduras. In Mexico, conflict between the Los Ardillos gang and local self-defense groups intensified with a new explosive-charged drone attack, while criminal groups blocked roads in Michoacán and Sonora states following security operations.…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained stable in Yemen for the third consecutive week, although seeing a slight decline. In Syria, Israeli warplanes targeted Hezbollah positions in Tartous and Quneitra provinces. In Iraq, the Turkish air Operation Claw Lock escalated significantly. In Turkey, Turkish soldiers killed five Kurdistan Workers Party…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, violence continued throughout Myanmar, including heavy fighting, deadly airstrikes, and attacks on civilians and protesters. In Japan, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead at a political campaign event in Nara. In Papua New Guinea, polling for the general election began on 4 July amid demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: Africa
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, levels of violence remained high in the Sahel region as Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger and attacked a prison in the Federal…

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Regional Overview: South America
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in South America, several attacks targeting vulnerable communities, social leaders, and former combatants took place in Colombia, while the Gulf Clan continues to target police forces. In Brazil, clashes between state forces and armed groups linked to environmental crimes were reported in Rondônia state, while territorial disputes continued between criminal groups in Rio…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Demonstration activity moderately decreased in the United States last week while substantially decreasing in Canada, following a spike in the lead-up to Canada Day the week prior. In Canada, demonstrations involving labor groups calling for better pay and working conditions constituted the largest share of activity last week. In the United States, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations in…

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