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.
Voters in Argentina are heading to the polls today in a general election. It’s taking place amid a challenging situation for the country with inflation running at 140 per cent and spiralling poverty. All eyes are on Javier Milei, a Donald Trump-admiring libertarian who’s hoping to attract disillusioned supporters away from Argentina’s main parties. He…
Presidential elections in Ecuador are going to a run off – after no candidate managed to get enough votes in the first round to be declared the winner.
Our Latin America correspondent Guillermo Galdos, has travelled to a settlement near the town of Puerto Breu, deep in the Amazon near Peru’s border with Brazil to discover what happens when the modern world makes contact.
Peru has suffered by far the worst covid death toll of any country in the world per capita – and it’s currently battling another deadly disease.
We travelled the treacherous human trail to the United States called the Darien Gap.
We gain rare access inside the world’s most dangerous crime cartels, making one of the world’s most deadly opioid drugs.
Peru has been wracked by violent street protests against the president for almost two months, after her left-wing predecessor was unseated and arrested.
There have been fierce running battles in Peru between protestors and police overnight as thousands of people gathered for what was billed as the “take over of Lima”.
In Brazil, President Lula has visited the damaged buildings stormed by rioters – and condemned what he called the ‘terrorist acts’ carried out by supporters of his right-wing predecessor Jair Bolsonaro.
President Lula and authorities in Brazil say the rioters, supporting Jair Bolsonaro, who stormed key government sites last night will “not succeed in destroying Brazilian democracy” – accusing them of ‘terrorist acts’.
Members of the Sinaloa drug cartel and their associates went on a rampage.
Haiti is once again in the grip of a cholera outbreak which has already killed hundreds, most of them children. And it is just the latest tragedy of a never ending series of humanitarian crises. Since the president was assassinated last summer the security situation in the country has deteriorated, with the government there calling…
The leader of a group of indigenous people in Peru has warned that unless the government does more to help them with the aftermath of local oil spills, there will be more disruption of riverboats in the region.
One place on the planet where climate change is being keenly felt is Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.
Search teams are continuing to scour a stretch of a remote Brazilian river, looking for a British journalist and indigenous expert who have been missing for more than a week.