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
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in South America, several explosive attacks were perpetrated by the Gulf Clan in northwest Colombia. In Brazil, a civil and military police raid left at least 18 people dead in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro city. Meanwhile, two politicians were attacked by unidentified armed men in separate events in the country’s…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity decreased in both countries to some of the lowest levels seen so far this year. In both countries, demonstrations by labor groups calling for better pay and working conditions constituted the largest share of events last week. In the United States, reported far-right militia and…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence remained high amid clashes between rival gangs and attacks against civilians in Haiti and Mexico. In Haiti, clashes between the Jean-Denis gang and the Baz Gran Grif de Savien gang resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people. In Mexico, members of the La…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, as further evidence of unannounced mobilization efforts for the war surfaced in Russia. Anarchist groups clashed with riot police in Greece. Climate-related protests were held amid a heat wave across the region. In the United Kingdom, anti-racist demonstrations against…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels increased in Yemen after five weeks of relatively stable levels amid the ongoing UN-mediated truce (see ACLED’s Yemen Truce Monitor for more on truce violations). In Syria, Israel targeted regime forces and pro-Iran militias in Rural Damascus. In Iraq, a high casualty artillery strike triggered…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, the Myanmar military clashed with the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) in Rakhine state and the Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) in Kachin state. Meanwhile, anti-coup protesters marked the 75th Martyrs’ Day on 19 July with demonstrations across multiple regions. In Papua New Guinea, tribal…

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