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
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstration levels and political violence remained high. In Guatemala, people demonstrated across the country against the dismissal of the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI). Also in Guatemala, a journalist was killed by unidentified armed men. In Honduras, a candidate running for congress…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, security forces in Myanmar launched a deadly crackdown at an anti-coup protest in Mandalay city on 27 July. Meanwhile, the military regime officially annulled the 2020 election results, alleging widespread electoral fraud by the leading party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). In Sagaing region, deadly clashes broke…

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Regional Overview: South America
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in South America, anti-government demonstrations took place in Brazil and Colombia. In Ecuador, teachers carried out a nationwide protest in support of an education law reform. In Colombia, intense fighting between armed groups continued in the Antioquia department, while in Chile, indigenous militias exchanged fire with state forces. In Brazil, tensions increased along…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban continued operations in Afghanistan, including attacks on provincial capitals, as Afghan state forces and the US responded with airstrikes. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists targeted Chinese laborers, increasing Chinese concerns about the safety of its citizens in Pakistan. In the Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region, members of…

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Regional Overview: United States
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States moderately decreased last week compared to the week prior. While demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions declined, they nevertheless account for the largest share of demonstrations. Conversely, demonstrations related to the COVID-19 pandemic modestly increased, continuing an upward trend that is primarily driven by…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, anti-government demonstrations were held in many countries. In Hungary, demonstrators demand recognition of LGBT rights and a repeal of anti-LGBT legislation. In multiple countries, demonstrators criticize COVID-19 restrictions, including soon-to-be-implemented health passes. In Malta, protests took place in response to findings of state involvement in a…

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