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
17-23 April 2021

28 April 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations erupted in Chile for access to pension funds amid the economic crisis. In Colombia, attacks against indigenous communities intensified, and armed clashes between dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and military forces continued. In Venezuela, protests continued to be held demanding better access to vaccinations against…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
17-23 April 2021

28 April 2021

Last week in East Asia, just two months before his term expires, the president of Mongolia issued an order to disband the majority party in parliament, claiming it had violated the constitution. The current president, who is seeking re-election, is a member of the main minority opposition party in the Mongolian parliament. A series of…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
17-23 April 2021

28 April 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, there continued to be a high level of demonstrations. In Nicaragua, police attacked and arrested members of the opposition amid protests to commemorate the third anniversary of the 2018 anti-government uprising. In Honduras, taxi and bus drivers protested, demanding subsidies and lower gasoline prices to cope…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
10-16 April 2021

22 April 2021

Last week was marked by the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim world, which takes place during the coronavirus pandemic for the second consecutive year. While some countries allowed for mosques to reopen despite the pandemic, although only to men in some instances, others imposed restrictions on religious practices and closed…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
10-16 April 2021

22 April 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar boycotted celebrations of the national Thingyan holiday, which marks the Burmese new year, in honor of those who had been killed by security forces since the 1 February coup. Demonstrations also decreased as demonstrators took up more symbolic forms of protest to evade violent crackdowns by…

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Regional Overview: United States
10-16 April 2021

21 April 2021

Demonstrations in the United States surged last week, increasing by about 40% compared to the week prior. The increase was primarily driven by demonstrations around the police killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, and secondarily by the release of body camera footage showing the police killing of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy.…

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