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
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
21-27 June 2020

Last week, demonstrations in Central America and the Caribbean remained high despite a slight downward trend, with coronavirus-related demonstrations representing nearly a quarter of all recorded demonstration events. Workers across the region called for the resumption of professional activities, while health workers specifically continued to protest for better working conditions. In Mexico, anti-government protests continued…

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
10-16 May 2020

The number of demonstrations remained relatively unchanged in Central America and the Caribbean as coronavirus-related restrictions continue to disrupt daily activities. The number of battles remained high, while violence targeting civilians slightly decreased after a spike in mid-April. Workers from different sectors protested to call for the lifting of work restrictions implemented during the pandemic.…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
19-25 April 2020

Last week, battles and violence targeting civilians increased in Central America and the Caribbean, along with the number of reported fatalities stemming from these events. Rising gang violence prompted several governments across the region to bolster security. As some states further expanded coronavirus-related restrictions, demonstrations over adverse effects of the lockdown policies continued. The coronavirus…

CDT Spotlight:
Media Targeting

Many states are likely to use the pandemic as a pretext to impose new restrictions on civil liberties and increase repression — including attacks on the media. ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi maps attacks on journalists covering the coronavirus crisis around the world. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. ©…