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.
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.
The Brazilian embassy in London says two bodies have been found in the search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.
On a single Saturday in March 62 people were killed – it was El Salvador’s deadliest day since the civil war ended three decades years ago. This was despite a steady decline in murder rates for years. The Central American country has long been known as one of the most dangerous places on earth –…
The consequences of drought caused by global warming are only too evident in Peru, where melting glaciers mean the water which used to supply local communities is drying up fast.
The Brazilian Amazon is being burned and flattened, taking away not only a critical carbon store and pristine habitat, but also the land of the Amazon’s first inhabitants.
Pulling in greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will be crucial in the fight against climate change.
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.