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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
22-28 October 2022

3 November 2022

Last week in South America, disagreement over the timing of the national census in Bolivia sparked nationwide demonstrations and outbreaks of violence. In Peru, an Indigenous group took three state-owned Petroperú workers and a civilian hostage. In Venezuela, the military launched operations targeting drug trafficking and armed groups in southern Bolívar. In Chile, Indigenous militia…

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Regional Overview: South America
15-21 October 2022

27 October 2022

Last week in South America, election-related violence continued in Brazil, while university students, teachers, and administrative staff protested education budget cuts. Peronists in Argentina gathered to celebrate Peronist Loyalty Day on 17 October. In Colombia, Embera Indigenous demonstrators clashed with police. In Chile, locals took to the streets to mark the third anniversary of the…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 October 2022

20 October 2022

Last week in South America, Indigenous people in Chile and Argentina staged demonstrations to demand the release of Mapuche political prisoners on 11 October, coinciding with the anniversary of the arrival of European colonizers to the American continent. In Brazil, clashes were recorded between military police and a drug trafficking group in Espírito Santo state,…

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