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 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.
It was a policy that shocked the world – thousands of children separated from their parents as part of President Trump’s anti immigration crackdown at the US Mexican border.
Once viewed as the success story of Latin American democracy, with a strong economy, in the last few weeks Chile has seen almost daily street protests and a return to police violence unseen since the end of dictatorship three decades ago.
A young indigenous anti-logging activist has been shot dead in the Brazilian Amazon. Paulo Paulino Guajajara’s tribe said he was ambushed by illegal loggers while out hunting. Another tribesman was injured. Both were members of a local group formed to combat the threat of illegal logging gangs pillaging the rainforest. The Brazilian Justice Minister said…
Police in Mexico have been forced to release a man wanted on drugs charges after a huge street battle with cartel gunmen.
While the fires in the Brazilian Amazon have made headlines across the world for the past weeks, in neighbouring Bolivia fires have also been raging.
The Brazilian government has banned most land clearing for 60 days, in an attempt to stop the fires which have devastated parts of the Amazon rainforest.But another drain on natural resources there – and one far less reported – is mining, especially illegal gold mining.
Brazil could potentially accept $22m in aid to fight the Amazon wildfires, but there is a caveat.
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said his country was being treated like a colony.
What’s happened to the families who got caught up in President Trump’s zero tolerance policy at the border? The hundreds of parents who were separated from their children and deported without them? In the second of his special reports, we revisited one Guatemalan mother who was sent home without her family.
There’s a reason why so many thousands of people are so desperate that they’re fleeing everything they know in the hope of a safer life. And it’s the surge in gang violence which has made Latin America the world’s most dangerous region outside a war zone, with 43 of the 50 most violent cities across…
It’s been described as the worst refugee crisis in recent Latin American history – the majority of those fleeing Venezuela have crossed into neighbouring Colombia, and then on to Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Others have gone south to Brazil. Concerned by the influx, these countries are imposing tighter border restrictions. Channel 4 News’ Guilllermo Galdos went to Peru where migrants will require…
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.
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…