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…

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
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
3-9 May 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: protests led by health workers around the region; a failed coup plot in Venezuela; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; insurgent activity in Paraguay; increased political tensions in Guyana as a ballot recount begins; and demonstrations against quarantine measures and in support of President Jair Bolsonaro in…

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…