Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
1-7 November 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, a number of developments took place. Hundreds of women demonstrated in Mexico on the Day of the Dead (2 November) against gender-based violence. Elsewhere in Mexico, teachers affiliated with the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) continued to demonstrate in the state of Michoacan. They…

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
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.…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
26 July-1 August 2020

Demonstrations continued at similar levels to previous weeks across Central America, with demands centered on the provision of state subsidies to combat the coronavirus and the resumption of work. Unrest and protests were reported over a bilateral water treaty, abortion, and same-sex marriage legal provisions in Mexico, in addition to anti-government protests. Meanwhile, battles remained…

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
12-18 July 2020

Last week in Central America and the Caribbean, the number of attacks against civilians slightly declined, while the number of battles remained steady, with several clashes involving criminal groups throughout Mexico. The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout remains a driver for demonstration activity, although demonstration events last week considerably decreased, especially in Mexico. In…

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
28 June-4 July 2020

Last week, demonstrations in Central America and the Caribbean continued to decrease, reaching similar levels as to those registered in early June. Coronavirus-related mobilization still represents the largest driver of protests, with health workers asking for better labor conditions and further lockdown measures while workers from a variety of sectors demand the reopening of businesses.…