Regional Overview: South America
19-25 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decline in demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile; political killings in Colombia; and continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region last week. In Argentina, kindergarten owners…

Regional Overview: South America
28 June-4 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; violent state repression in Colombia; as well as continued armed clashes between state forces and criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events slightly increased in the region last week. In Chile, demonstration events over the government’s…

Regional Overview: South America
21-27 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; fighting between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissident groups in Colombia; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; as well as increased armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region. In…

Regional Overview: South America
31 May – 6 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela; the killing of a Mapuche indigenous leader in Chile; protests against gender-based violence in Argentina; protests against racism and police brutality in Brazil and French Guiana; and demonstrations both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil,…

Regional Overview: South America
17-30 May 2020

Over the past two weeks in South America, key developments include: protests led by health workers around the region; demonstrations over the economic impact of the coronavirus in Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, and Venezuela; political killings in Colombia; demonstrations in Bolivia calling for general elections; occupation of a private mine by local workers in Suriname; and…

Regional Overview: South America
10-16 May 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations around the region over the economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as protests led by health workers; clashes involving the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia; demonstrations in Bolivia calling for general elections; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; and demonstrations both for and against…

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
19-25 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations in Colombia and Venezuela over governmental aid; prison riots in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru; intensified Mapuche militia activities in Chile; protests against quarantine measures in Brazil and protests in favor of military intervention, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces;…