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: South America
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in South America, demonstrations fell compared to the week prior. While organized political violence decreased overall in the region, targeted attacks against state officers and members of vulnerable groups were reported in several countries. In Brazil, violence significantly increased in Pará state due to targeted attacks against retired and active security officers, while…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence increased, driven by attacks against civilians and clashes between state forces and gangs in Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. In Honduras, police arrested one of the leaders of the Montes Bobadilla gang, whose extradition had been requested by the US government. In Mexico,…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Demonstration activity slightly increased in the United States last week, while it decreased in Canada. In the United States, demonstrations related to the leaked Supreme Court majority draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade rose sharply. Meanwhile, two mass shootings in which people were targeted for their identities also took place during week. Finally, reported…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in the Middle East, violent activity decreased in Yemen following a spike in violence the week prior. In Iraq, violence between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) also fell despite ongoing Turkish operations. In Syria, Israeli strikes continued to target regime forces and pro-Iran militias in Rural Damascus for the second…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, conflict continued in Myanmar between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs). In the Philippines, overall levels of political violence and demonstrations decreased compared to the week prior despite ongoing outbreaks of election-related violence. In Papua New Guinea, inter-clan violence continued for a second consecutive week. In…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continued. In Tajikistan, police used lethal force against anti-government demonstrators. Meanwhile, demonstrations against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the killing of a journalist in Palestine, and LGBT+ discrimination took place across the region. In Russia, unidentified groups continued to target military…

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