Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
18-24 October 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean region, demonstrations against the negotiation of a deal between Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continued to decrease. Costa Rican political parties and social movement representatives agreed to participate in a government-led dialogue and suspended mobilization. In Haiti, high school students demonstrated against the…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
19-25 July 2020

Last week, demonstration events remained relatively high in Central America and the Caribbean. Amidst coronavirus-related protests, the enforcement of lockdown policies led to two violent incidents in Haiti and Mexico. In Mexico, anti-government mobilization was reported for the fifth consecutive week and the lack of access to drinkable water generated unrest, while in Honduras, members…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
5-11 July 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, more than half of the demonstration events recorded last week were related to the coronavirus pandemic, with demands mostly centered on economic support. In addition to coronavirus-related mobilization, anti-government protests took place in Mexico and Haiti. As well, turf wars between organized crime groups continue to claim lives, especially…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
19-25 April 2020

Last week, battles and violence targeting civilians increased in Central America and the Caribbean, along with the number of reported fatalities stemming from these events. Rising gang violence prompted several governments across the region to bolster security. As some states further expanded coronavirus-related restrictions, demonstrations over adverse effects of the lockdown policies continued. The coronavirus…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
15-21 March 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, the number of recorded attacks against civilians, as well as demonstrations, substantially declined. The number of battles, however, only dropped slightly in comparison to previous weeks. Demonstrations stemming from responses to the coronavirus and measures associated with it were reported across the region. While the press in Guatemala reported…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
16-22 February 2020

While gang violence continues in Central America and the Caribbean, this violence has decreased slightly since the beginning of the year. However, the number of demonstration events last week considerably increased in comparison to previous weeks, with large demonstration movements in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, as well as protests in Belize and Martinique. Armed…