While almost all U.S. voters are either oblivious to the nation’s politics or are focused on the impeachment of Donald Trump, the rest of the world is witnessing social unrest that could spread to the United States quickly.

This infographic shows where the global hot spots are currently.

Readers should note the number of civil disobediences, where they are happening and why the populations are restless.

For example, in Spain, the Catalonia crisis is about the independence of part of the country. It has simmered for many years but rather than be resolved the issues remains very volatile. This is a country that is part of the European Union (EU). Obviously, Brexit is causing much anxiety not only in the EU but in the United Kingdom, as well. Brexit seems to be dying a slow painful death.

In the Americas there is a long list of countries experiencing civil unrest. Most readers expect and know about the Mexican Drug War and unrest in Haiti, Guatemala, Venezuela, but how many know about the issues in Bolivia, Ecuador and especially in Chile, the darling of the global industrialists.

It should also be noted that the United States is as divided as it has ever been and thus it merits a place on the global unrest map.

Hong Kong and Chile should be worrisome to U.S. voters in that the unrest is the result of a dissatisfied populace tired of promises and political turmoil.

Everyone by now should understand that the United States is heavily divided. Now that impeachment is guaranteed – whether you agree with it or not – or if it ends in the removal Donald Trump, or not does not matter because no one will be happy. As the level of political rhetoric continues to rise across the country, the undercurrent of angst in the population continues to simmer.

Most Americans may not actively involve themselves in politics but as Hong Kong and Chile demonstrate, it is not active political operatives that start the civil unrest, but rather a small group who lights the match that blows up the angst built up within the population.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...