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
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week in South America, political violence slightly increased compared to the week prior, while demonstration events significantly decreased. In Argentina, government supporters marched near the presidential palace to celebrate Peronist Activism Day on 17 November, days after the government lost control of the senate in midterm elections on 14 November. In Bolivia, opposition groups…

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

25 November 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence increased in Honduras amid an escalation of violence targeting politicians ahead of the general elections on 28 November. In Cuba, police arrested several members of opposition movements, and government supporters staged several ‘acts of repudiation’ against critics of the government, both preventing anti-government demonstrations scheduled…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
6-12 November 2021

19 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, morality-related events constituted the majority of religious repression and conflict, while repression of religious minorities also continued unabated. In Egypt, authorities banned the American superhero film, Eternals, for containing scenes which were described as contradicting the values of Egyptian society. In Iraq, a criminal court sentenced…

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Regional Overview: United States
6-12 November 2021

18 November 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States remained relatively stable last week. Labor-related demonstrations substantially increased last week compared to the week prior, accounting for the largest share of demonstration events last week. Meanwhile, demonstration events related to the COVID-19 pandemic declined slightly, yet still accounted for the second-largest share of demonstrations last week. Demonstrations against…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
6-12 November 2021

18 November 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the migrant crisis along the EU-Belarus border continued. In Northern Ireland, suspected sectarian property destruction was reported amid growing tensions around the Northern Ireland Protocol. Demonstrations calling for climate action continued across the region during the second and final week of the 2021 United Nations Climate…

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

18 November 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence remained high amid ongoing gang-related violence in Haiti, Mexico, and El Salvador. In Haiti, gang violence continued in Port-au-Prince in the days prior to the G-9 gang alliance’s announcement of a truce on 12 November. In Mexico, gang violence increased last week in Michoacan, Zacatecas,…

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