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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
18-24 June 2022

30 June 2022

Last week in South America, presidential elections in Colombia elected for the first time a leftist president and former rebel, Gustavo Petro, amid ongoing clashes between state forces and armed groups. In Argentina, truck drivers blocked roads to protest diesel shortages and increasing prices. In Ecuador, nationwide Indigenous protests continued to be held for the…

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Regional Overview: South America
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Last week in South America, state forces killed a high-ranking dissident of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Colombia. In Chile, Indigenous militias blocked highways in the Araucanía region and carried out arson attacks in the Araucanía and Biobío regions. The attacks were followed by an extension of the state of emergency in…

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Regional Overview: South America
4-10 June 2022

16 June 2022

Last week in South America, supporters of opposition parties took to the streets in Peru, demanding the resignation of President Pedro Castillo over corruption allegations. In Chile, Indigenous militias carried out four arson attacks against forestry companies and farmers in the Araucanía region. In Colombia, unidentified armed groups killed at least five social leaders, while…

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