Guillermo Galdos is our Latin America Correspondent for Channel 4 News based in Lima, Peru.
He is a producer and cameraman as well, and has spent the last fifteen years making documentaries and producing exclusive news stories from Latin and South America for a range of international broadcasters including Channel 4 News. He has covered human rights abuses, the drug trade, immigration and exposed police corruption and the human trafficking industry.
His exclusive story in 2009 for Channel 4 News about a woman who escaped the clutches of a brutal Mexican gang (reported by Nick Martin) won the Foreign Press Association award that year.
His documentaries have been shown at film festivals across the world and in 2006 a three part series he produced for Channel 4, Cocaine, was nominated for a Bafta.
In the Peruvian Amazon, traffickers are increasingly desperate to catch, kill and sell exotic animals to make ends meet.
Vaccines alone aren’t enough to bring the pandemic under control, scientists have warned – something Chile has found out, the hard way.
Chinese industrial fishing fleets have been plundering the waters off the Galapagos coast.
A number of child soldiers are reported to have been killed when Colombian forces launched an airstrike on a rebel camp earlier this month.
Hundreds of vessels have spent weeks trawling for stocks, in a region which is considered one of the world’s most biodiverse marine areas.
The country’s top court is now trying to find a new leader to end the uncertainty.
Major travel restrictions in place across the world have had a huge impact on this illegal industry and its traditional smuggling routes.
Peru locked down hard and early, but now it’s battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world with their president declaring it “a war”.
This selfless grandmother is feeding hundreds of poor and sick neighbours in Covid-struck Peru.
Peru now has the fifth highest number of cases worldwide despite having a population of only 30 million, with poverty and crowded food markets blamed for fuelling the spread of the virus.
Colombia acted swiftly to lock down early and yet cases there keep on rising.
The danger to indigenous people is not limited to Brazil. Guillermo Galdos has travelled along the Amazon from the Peruvian capital Lima to Shipibo.
We have followed one family who lost their rented flat and livelihoods in the Colombian capital Bogota, and were forced to begin their way home by foot.
In the UK, we are understandably obsessed with quantifying this unfathomable crisis: counting the ventilators, the tests, the infected and of course the dead.
The Foreign Office says it’s “working furiously” to arrange flights.