Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
12-18 April 2020

Gang violence continued steadily across Central America and the Caribbean last week, while violence targeting civilians increased after remaining low through the beginning of April. Demonstrations over the spread of coronavirus and insufficient government responses continued across the region. In several countries, police attacked civilians while enforcing coronavirus-related restrictions. The perception that governments have taken…

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

In Central America and the Caribbean, violence targeting civilians continued to trend below recent levels. However, battles between state forces and gang members, as well as violence between gangs, continued steadily in Mexico and the Northern Triangle. The economic consequences of government responses to the coronavirus pandemic fueled unrest throughout the region. The economic fall-out…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
22-28 March 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, disorder and related fatalities continued to decrease last week. While the overall number of demonstration events remained low, concern over the spread of the coronavirus prompted demonstration activity across a number of countries. Quarantines ordered by governments to limit the spread of coronavirus have had detrimental effects on livelihoods,…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
1-7 March 2020

Last week, land conflicts continued across Central America, with attacks in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. Demonstration events increased in comparison to previous weeks, especially in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama. Protests are motivated by issues with bad governance, stemming from a lack of access to water, poor infrastructure, and general insecurity. In Guatemala, two…