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
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Last week in South America, nationwide anti-government demonstrations were held in Colombia. In Venezuela, a ceasefire was reached after more than two months of clashes in Apure state. Tensions continued to mount in Peru ahead of the second round of the presidential elections, which took place on 6 June. In Brazil, thousands took to the…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations continued in support of Belarusian political prisoners. Parliamentary elections took place in Cyprus, revealing an increase in support for a far-right party. Nationwide protest movements were held in Spain, France, and Italy denouncing the lack of government support for certain social policies. Coronavirus-related demonstrations continued,…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, public gatherings were held in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, despite a sweeping ban on the annual vigil due to coronavirus restrictions. In Taiwan, amid a surge in COVID-19 infection cases, people protested by driving cars outside the Presidential Office to demand the government accelerate the…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Mexico, the number of incidents targeting politicians ahead of the federal elections increased compared to the previous week. In Nicaragua, the government’s crackdown on members of the opposition continued with the arrest of Cristiana Chamorro, a serious contender in the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in Africa, prominent national political figures survived assassination attempts in Uganda and Somalia; the French government announced a suspension of joint military operations in Mali, despite ongoing attacks by Islamist militants throughout the Central Sahel; and the government extended the state of siege in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, amid sustained and…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
22-28 May 2021

4 June 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, demonstrations against the military junta continued in Myanmar amid a growing trend of low-intensity explosions targeting government buildings and infrastructure across the country. Meanwhile, deadly fighting between the Myanmar military and armed groups in Kachin, Karenni, and Chin states continues unabated. Deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire of these…

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