Regional Overview: South America
2 August-5 September 2020

Last month in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings in Colombia significantly increased, as did political unrest in Chile, Venezuela, and Guyana. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations significantly increased across the region in the…

Regional Overview: South America
26 July-1 August 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues remained steady across the region. Political killings in Colombia have increased, as well as political unrest in Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela. In Argentina, pot-banging protests took place throughout the country. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. Pandemic-related demonstrations…

Regional Overview: South America
19-25 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decline in demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile; political killings in Colombia; and continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region last week. In Argentina, kindergarten owners…

Regional Overview: South America
12-18 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Chile; political killings and clashes between armed groups in Colombia; continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil; and the inauguration of Suriname’s new president. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events slightly increased in the…

Regional Overview: South America
28 June-4 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; violent state repression in Colombia; as well as continued armed clashes between state forces and criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events slightly increased in the region last week. In Chile, demonstration events over the government’s…

Regional Overview: South America
21-27 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; fighting between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissident groups in Colombia; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; as well as increased armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region. In…

Regional Overview: South America
14-20 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; political killings in Colombia and Paraguay; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces in Brazil. As coronavirus infections surpassed two million cases in Latin America, pandemic-related demonstrations were reported…

Regional Overview: South America
7-13 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; demonstrations against government policies in Argentina and Chile; political killings in Colombia and Paraguay; and protests against racism and police brutality in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces. Pandemic-related demonstrations were reported around…

Regional Overview: South America
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela; the killing of a Mapuche indigenous leader in Chile; protests against gender-based violence in Argentina; protests against racism and police brutality in Brazil and French Guiana; and demonstrations both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil,…