Guillermo Galdos , Latin America Correspondent

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.

  • 13 Aug 2018

    It’s an ancient medicine that’s been a way of life for Amazon communities for thousands of years. But Ayahuasca has also become increasingly popular with tourists, eager to seek out its hallucinogenic and healing properties.

  • 1 Aug 2018

    We have following two people who, with tens of thousands of others, are so desperate to flee the danger and destruction in their homelands, they risk everything in the attempt to make it to the United States on the ‘El tren de la muerte’ – the Death Train. When President Trump introduced tough new policies to stop migrants…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    Another place that’s felt the cold wind of President Trump’s threatened trade wars is the US’s neighbour, Mexico. A new president has been elected there. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known by his initials as AMLO, is a populist. That’s where the similarities with his counterpart north of the border end. He’s a left winger who’s…

  • 11 Jun 2018

    The fury of Guatemala’s Mount Fuego volcano has not fallen silent yet. This weekend it released another flow of burning debris and rock, a week after the eruption which left at least 110 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed. Some families are so desperate to find out what’s happened to their missing relatives that…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Last week, this programme exposed how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have intervened – often secretly – in elections around the world. Now the secrets are unspooling. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. Last week, that country’s Prime Minister…

  • 12 Feb 2018

    Our Latin America Correspondent Guillermo Galdos spent a week in the city of Ciudad Juarez, one of the key routes for drugs and people into the United States and where the war’s frontlines are becoming even more blurred.

  • 11 Dec 2017

    America’s addiction to opioids is so great that in October President Donald Trump declared a National Health Emergency. And the statistics are grim with hundreds of people losing their lives to overdoses every week. The problem is particularly acute in the US territory of Puerto Rico, where people are still trying to get back on…

  • 25 Aug 2017

    Venezuela’s mounting problems have driven thousands of people to leave the oil-rich nation. Guillermo Galdos travelled to Trinidad and Tobago, which has seen an influx of Venezuelans looking for work. In his report, he meets women who have turned to prostitution in order to feed their families back home. A warning, it does contain strong…

  • 31 Jul 2017

    The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in a vote that will allow him to rewrite the constitution and give hand almost unlimited powers to the ruling Socialist Party. But the United States has already dismissed yesterday’s election as a sham, while opponents have rejected official claims that 8 million people turned out to…

  • 30 Jun 2017

    Eighty protesters have now died in months of violent clashes with police. Today the UN has urged Venezuela’s President to uphold the rule of law and the right of people to protest. Along with the crackdown on protests, the economic situation is getting worse.  And it’s Venezuela’s most vulnerable who are suffering most, as Guillermo…

  • 27 Jun 2017

    For three months, Venezuela has been rocked by violent unrest. At first protesters took to the streets against the Government and its increasingly unpopular President Nicolas Maduro.  Anger has grown  and the demonstrations have become a national movement against Venezuela’a crippling long-term social problems. basic services. There are food shortages and hospitals are struggling to…

  • 14 May 2017

    Violence has broken out at demonstrations around the country. Opposition activists vow to keep up pressure on the government.

  • 4 May 2017

    Donald Trump insists he WILL build his wall – but both Congress and Mexico are refusing to pay for it, and even his supporters are sceptical it’ll keep illegal immigrants out – tonight we have a special report.

  • 14 Apr 2017

    A series of riots in jails across Brazil in recent months have left dozens of prisoners dead. The incidents, in a country with the third largest prison population in the world, have raised serious questions about conditions and staffing in Brazil’s jails.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    What’s happening right now along that 1,900 mile border, to those who hoped to follow their American dream and escape to a new life? Guillermo Galdos has been out with the US border patrol and finding that the situation along the frontier may already be changing.