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 October 2021

13 October 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, attacks against Indigenous communities and social leaders increased while levels of demonstrations remained high. In Nicaragua, armed settlers attacked members of the Maygnas indigenous community, killing one Indigenous man while another three were reported missing. Violence against members of the Nicaraguan political opposition intensified last week,…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
2-8 October 2021

13 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces continued their offensive in Marib governorate in Yemen, as the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) rejected the renewal of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. In Saudi Arabia, multiple civilians were injured during Houthi drone and missile strikes. In Bahrain, the inauguration of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
25 September-1 October 2021

7 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities repressed religious practices under the pretext of security and curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In Bahrain, government authorities summoned Shiites for participating in communal mourning rituals in violation of coronavirus-related safety measures, while Iraqi authorities closed another border crossing for foreign Shiite pilgrims…

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Regional Overview: United States
25 September-1 October 2021

7 October 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States decreased last week compared to the week prior. This decline can be attributed to a drop in events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which nevertheless continued to account for the largest share of demonstrations for the tenth consecutive week. Demonstrations involving environmental groups also subsided last week, following a…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
25 September-1 October 2021

7 October 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, far-right groups rioted and attacked students and antifascist demonstrators in northern Greece. Opposition parties demonstrated against the outcomes of the Russian election, while the federal election in Germany also incited demonstrations. A border crisis between Serbia and Kosovo ended after almost two weeks of military build…

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Regional Overview: South America
25 September-1 October 2021

7 October 2021

Last week in South America, armed clashes between state forces and organized criminal groups, as well as between criminal groups, continued to be reported in Brazil. In Paraguay, farmers and indigenous groups demonstrated against a bill that increases the criminal punishment for private property occupations, while attacks against political candidates increased ahead of municipal elections.…

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