Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
15-21 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, the number of demonstration events remained high. Anti-government demonstrations were reported in Guatemala, Haiti, and Costa Rica. In Guatemala, the approval of the 2021 budget amid suspicions of corruption led to discontent. In Haiti, the impunity of gangs and resulting insecurity continued to drive mobilization. In…

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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
11-17 October 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region, demonstrations against the negotiation of a deal between Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased following the president’s call for a national dialogue. In Mexico, people affected by floods caused by the Gamma tropical storm set up several roadblocks and demanded financial support from…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
4-10 October 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, demonstrations against tax reforms continued to climb in Costa Rica, as demonstrators pressure the government to pull out of negotiations of a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Guatemala and Mexico, women demonstrated against gender-based violence amid increasing rates of violence targeting women.…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
27 September-3 October 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, demonstrations against tax reforms soared in Costa Rica, as the government negotiated a financial aid package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Mexico, women demonstrated across the country on the International Safe Abortion Day, calling for the legalization of abortion. Teachers in Mexico continued…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
20-26 September 2020

Last week, the number of demonstration events remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. In Costa Rica, people demonstrated against the rise of taxes and austerity policies, while in El Salvador, war veterans demanded the payment of their pensions. In Panama, demonstrations over job losses were reported. In Mexico, teachers blocked train tracks…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13-19 September 2020

Last week, demonstrations remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Despite the sharp decrease in coronavirus-related demonstrations in the region in recent weeks, in Saint-Martin and Sint-Maarten, demonstrators from both sides of the islands called for the reopening of the border. In Haiti, the arrest of a police officer continued to trigger unrest…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 September 2020

In Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high last week. Workers from different sectors called for the lifting of coronavirus lockdown measures and the resumption of business activity in Cuba, Honduras, and Mexico. Unrest over the killing of a respected lawyer persisted in Haiti, while the dismissing of a police spokesperson and the…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
2 August-5 September 2020

Last month in Central America and the Caribbean, demonstrations continued at high levels, though there was a sharp decline in events directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. In Mexico, protests were reported over a US-Mexico bilateral water treaty. In Haiti, the killing of a constitutional lawyer following a controversial interview sparked unrest across the country.…