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 demonstrations against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces.…

Regional Overview: South America
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decrease in the number of demonstrations in most countries; political killings in Colombia; attacks on opposition supporters in Venezuela; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces; and steps taken by indigenous groups in Suriname and French Guiana to lockdown their communities to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.…