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: 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
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
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.…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
7-13 June 2020

Last week, a significant number of demonstrations were reported across Central America and the Caribbean, despite a decrease in coronavirus-related mobilization. Solidarity protests with the US Black Lives Matter movement as well as demonstrations against police abuse took over the agenda, amidst rallies linked to other socioeconomic issues. The number of battles remained steady across…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week battles and violence targeting civilians decreased in Central America and the Caribbean in comparison to the previous two weeks. However, turf wars between gangs continued in Mexico, leading to several lethal attacks. The coronavirus pandemic remains a key driver for demonstration activity, but the American Black Lives Matter movement also sparked demonstrations across…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
3-9 May 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, battles and violence targeting civilians continued at similar levels to weeks prior. The coronavirus pandemic remains the main driver for demonstration activity across the region. Health workers continued to protest for greater protection against the coronavirus and improved working conditions in Mexico. In Honduras, Mexico, and Panama, workers continued…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
26 April – 2 May 2020

Battles and violence targeting civilians remain high across Central America and the Caribbean. Demonstrations increased last week amidst coronavirus lockdowns, with demands centered on the provision of state subsidies and the resumption of work. Unrest fueled by healthcare and economic concerns led to clashes with state authorities enforcing coronavirus restrictions.  Nearly 80% of all demonstrations…