CDT Spotlight: Demonstrations in Argentina

President Alberto Fernandez’s coronavirus response — and the subsequent economic fallout — has been a driving force behind rising anti-government demonstrations in Argentina. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and South America Research Manager Bhavani Castro track the uptick in protest activity amid the pandemic. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020…

Anti-Government Demonstrations in Latin America & the Caribbean: 2018-2020

More than 60,000 demonstrations have been reported in Latin America & the Caribbean from the start of 2018 to the present, including major spikes in anti-government unrest around the region. In this infographic, Research Analyst Curtis Goos reviews key trends from ACLED’s expanded Latin America & Caribbean dataset. For more, see our updated Latin America & Caribbean…

Regional Overview: South America
8-14 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations significantly increased across the region. Tensions increased in Peru following the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra. In Argentina, anti-government protests were held across the country. Protests against the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic were reported in Chile. In Colombia, farmers protested to demand government support amid an agricultural…

Regional Overview: South America
27 September-3 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues decreased across the region. Political killings continued to be reported in Colombia, while upcoming elections and referendums increased tensions in Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela. In Peru, protests by indigenous groups were reported. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between criminal groups and state forces. The number of…

Regional Overview: South America
20-26 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, social and political unrest was reported in Colombia, Bolivia, and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between armed groups and state forces.  The number of pandemic-related demonstrations slightly decreased last week across the region in comparison to the…

Regional Overview: South America
13-19 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues increased across the region. Political killings continued to be reported in Colombia, as well as an increase in political tensions in Bolivia over the upcoming presidential elections. In Chile, indigenous militia activities remained high, while in Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups…

Regional Overview: South America
6-12 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, killings in Guyana rekindled civil unrest and racial tensions in the country, and political unrest continued to take place in Colombia and Chile. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations have decreased…