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: United States and Canada
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Demonstration activity decreased moderately in the United States and remained at similar levels in Canada last week. In the United States, demonstration levels tempered slightly, following a spike in activity the week prior after the leak of a Supreme Court draft majority opinion that argues in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade. Nevertheless, demonstration activity…

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Regional Overview: South America
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in South America, in Brazil, violence broke out in downtown São Paulo during a police operation in the open-air drug market known as Cracolândia. In Chile, the death of a journalist who was shot while reporting on the 1 May rallies sparked violent demonstrations. Furthermore, a new Mapuche militia in the Biobio region…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting continued between the Myanmar military and local resistance groups in Myanmar. North Korea conducted two missile tests. In the Philippines, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. and Sara Duterte won the national elections as president and vice-president, respectively, amid a surge in political violence and demonstrations related to…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen to reach its highest level since the start of the two-month UN-sponsored truce that came into effect on 2 April. In Syria, Israel conducted strikes targeting pro-Iran militias. In Iraq, Turkey continued its military campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the region saw continued violence in the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and along the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact. Demonstrations were recorded in countries across the region related to several causes, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, women’s reproductive rights, and in Greece, police presence on…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high, while rising fuel prices triggered demonstrations by transportation workers in Honduras and Panama. In Haiti, the 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped 17 passengers on a bus in Croix-des-Bouquet district and police clashed with gangs amid security operations. In Mexico, gang attacks targeting journalists…

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