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Mid Week Digest – 11/23/2022

Clashes between rival criminal groups in Colombia and destructive earthquake in Indonesia   Columbia: Clashes between rival criminal groups An armed confrontation between two criminal groups on Nov. 20 killed 18 people and displaced residents in Puerto Guzmán, a municipality in the Putumayo department located approximately 60 mi (96 km)

Mid Week Digest – 11/16/2022

Bombing attack in Turkey and disruptive census protests in Bolivia   Turkey: Istanbul bombing results in numerous casualties and arrests A bombing on a central shopping street in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district on Nov. 13 killed at least six people and wounded 81 others, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in

Mid Week Digest – 11/09/2022

Anti-government protests in Peru and rising gang violence in Ecuador   Peru: Recent Protests highlight deep dissatisfaction with government Several anti-government protests swept Peru during the first week of November, resulting in travel disruptions in Lima and the detention of local and foreign tourists in the Loreto department, located in

Mid Week Digest – 11/03/2022

Runoff Presidential election in Brazil and Tropical Storm Nalgae in the Philippines   Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters paralyze travel as Lula wins runoff Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva narrowly defeated far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in the Oct. 30 runoff presidential election, prompting Bolsonaro supporters to erect hundreds of

Mid Week Digest – 10/26/2022

Pro-Democracy Protests in Chad and Rising Violent Crime in Turks and Caicos   Chad: Pro-Democracy Rallies Met by Violent Government Crackdown A rare episode of anti-government protests occurred in Chad on Oct. 20, prompting a violent government security response and overnight curfews in multiple cities. The demonstrations began at around

Mid Week Digest – 10/19/2022

Disruptive Labor Strikes in France and Widespread Flooding in  Nigeria   France: Disruption Reported Across Various Sectors Amid Labor Strikes Labor unions across France joined a nationwide strike on Oct. 18 to demand higher salaries amid rising inflation, prompting significant disruptions across numerous industries. In addition to oil refinery workers

Mid-Week Digest 10/12/2022

Moscow Escalates Air Offensive in Ukraine and Thailand Renews Crackdown on Drugs  Ukraine: Russia Launches 2-Day Air Offensive, The Largest Since February  A wave of Russian airstrikes targeting civilian infrastructure shook 14 Ukrainian regions between Oct. 10-11, marking the largest escalation of the conflict since the initial invasion on Feb.

Mid-Week Digest 10/05/2022

Brazilian Presidential Election, Military Coup in Burkina Faso, and Escalating Insecurity in Haiti   Brazil: Lula and Bolsonaro to Compete in Late October Runoff Brazil’s presidential election will go to a second–round runoff after no candidate reached an absolute majority of the vote on Oct. 2, fueling concerns of rising

Mid-Week Digest 09/28/2022

Violent Anti-Government Protests in Iran and Major Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba and Florida   Iran: Ongoing Protests Demonstrate Widespread Political Discontent Nearly two weeks of sustained, anti-government protests in several Iranian cities have resulted in severe clashes with security forces, widespread travel disruptions, and telecommunications outages. The rallies erupted on

Mid-Week Digest 09/21/2022

Hurricane Fiona Strikes Several Caribbean Islands and Super Typhoon Nanmadol Batters Japan   The Caribbean: Hurricane Fiona Exposes Infrastructure Vulnerabilities  Hurricane Fiona has strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Sept. 21 and continues its path northward through the Atlantic after causing extensive property and infrastructure damage in Puerto Rico,

Mid-Week Digest 09/14/2022

unrest over constitution vote in chile and widespread flooding in thailand   Chile: Protests Over Constitution Vote Turn Violent in Several Regions Student protests over a rejected draft constitution erupted in Santiago and several other Chilean cities on Sept. 6, resulting in significant travel disruptions, looting, and destruction of public

Mid-Week Digest 09/07/2022

europe faces worsening energy shortage and south korea largely spared damage from typhoon   Europe: Energy Shortage Escalates as Winter Approaches Europe is struggling to cope with a worsening energy shortage linked to the ongoing war in Ukraine and exacerbated by an abnormally hot summer. European natural gas prices are

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