Regional Overview: South America
12-18 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: an increase in the number of demonstrations in Colombia and Venezuela; clashes between members of dissident Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) groups and military forces in Colombia; prison riots in Colombia, Chile, and Peru; intensified Mapuche militia activities in Chile; and protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces.…

Regional Overview: South America
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decrease in the number of demonstrations in most countries; political killings in Colombia; attacks on opposition supporters in Venezuela; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces; and steps taken by indigenous groups in Suriname and French Guiana to lockdown their communities to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.…

Regional Overview: South America
8-14 March 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased unrest in Chile; clashes involving the National Liberation Army (ELN) and political killings in Colombia; clashes between armed groups on the Colombian-Venezuelan border; opposition-led protests in Venezuela; continued risk to civilians caught in the crosshairs of fighting between armed groups in Brazil; and continued civil unrest in Guyana following a contested election process.…

Regional Overview: South America
23-29 February 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: three political killings in Colombia by armed groups; increased polarization leading to targeted attacks in Venezuela and Bolivia; continued violence involving the ELN in Venezuela; continued unrest in Chile; and a sustained strike by military police in Brazil alongside continued risk to civilians caught in the crossfire of fighting between state forces and criminal groups.…