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Unrest in French Overseas Territories and Corsica: Analysis of Violent Demonstration Trends From 2020 to Early 2022

30 June 2022

This report examines the regional trends that have emerged out of increased demonstration activity in mainland France, the overseas territories, and Corsica, through COVID and the 2022 elections.

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Colombia: Legislative Elections

25 March 2022

Violence targeting civilians spiked in the months leading up to Colombia’s legislative elections. In this Election Watch infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller explores key trends in civilian targeting and their impact on Colombian politics.

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022: Colombia

15 February 2022

On 24 November 2021, Colombia commemorated the fifth anniversary of the 2016 Peace Agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which officially ended a decades-long conflict. During a visit to Colombia, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted advances since the agreement’s signature, such as progress in the reintegration of former FARC combatants into society…

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Deadly Demonstrations: Fatalities From State Engagement on the Rise

21 October 2021

The number of fatalities from state engagement in demonstrations around the world this year already exceeds the total reported for all of 2020. ACLED Research Coordinator Elliott Bynum and ACLED Analysis Coordinator Timothy Lay review the latest global data and examine three key cases: Myanmar, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. © 2021 Armed…

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Political Instability and Demonstration Trends in Peru

9 April 2021

This report reviews demonstration trends in Peru from 2018 to 2021. ACLED data show that increased political instability led to a significant spike in the number of demonstration events in 2020.

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Understanding Political and Social Unrest in Bolivia

24 March 2021

Since 2019, Bolivia has been in a state of political turmoil. Accusations of election fraud during the presidential election that year led to the resignation of longtime President Evo Morales. This event motivated many Bolivians, including supporters of Morales’ party, the left-wing Movement for Socialism (MAS), to demand more transparency from both government institutions and…

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