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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.
9 June 2022
Last week in South America, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissident factions led several attacks in Colombia in response to the killing of a FARC leader in Venezuela as voters went to the polls for the first round of presidential elections on 29 May. In Brazil, suspected organized groups carried out several targeted attacks…Read More
1 June 2022
Last week in South America, heightened levels of violence continued in Chile as student demonstrations turned violent in Santiago and suspected Indigenous militia members attacked forestry workers and police in the southern regions. In Colombia, a local social leader was killed during a multiple-fatality clash between the Gulf Clan and police forces in Antioquia department.…Read More
26 May 2022
Last week in South America, demonstrations fell compared to the week prior. While organized political violence decreased overall in the region, targeted attacks against state officers and members of vulnerable groups were reported in several countries. In Brazil, violence significantly increased in Pará state due to targeted attacks against retired and active security officers, while…Read More