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.

  • 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.

  • 16 Jan 2017

    It was one of Donald Trump’s key campaign promises: a wall along the US southern border with Mexico. But the policy also led to a surge in people trying to make it to the US before the election.

  • 4 Jan 2017

    United Nations officials in Colombia have got into trouble after they were filmed dancing with leftist FARC rebels while they were supposed to be monitoring a peace deal.

  • 10 Nov 2016

    He called Mexicans “rapists and drug dealers” and threatened to send 11 million undocumented migrants home. Few policies have been as contentious as Donald Trump’s plans to deal with immigration, especially that of Hispanic migrants.¬†They react to his election here.

  • 1 Nov 2016

    We travel with two sisters from El Salvador desperate to be reunited with their mother in America – before Donald Trump has a chance to build a wall to keep them out. Film by Guillermo Galdos and Thom Walker

  • 22 Dec 2015

    It’s already one of the world’s biggest industries. But now, a new strain of coca plant could spark a surge in the global production of cocaine.

  • 14 Aug 2015

    Just seven countries in the world – including the Vatican – outlaw abortion without exception. Latin America correspondent Guillermo Galdos has been meeting those affected in Chile.

  • 5 Aug 2015

    Photojournalist Ruben Espinosa was shot dead after seeking refuge in Mexico’s capital. When I last saw him over a year ago, he was already worried about his safety.

  • 15 May 2015

    It had almost been 6 years since I was last in Cuba. I had been told by colleagues and friends that things had been changing.

  • 27 Feb 2015

    Gomez was head of the Knights Templar cartel, which rules Mexico’s wild west with an iron fist – and Channel 4 News obtained the last interview with him before his arrest.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    The killing of a beauty queen in Honduras in 2014 shed light on a country where drugs violence, criminal impunity and machismo have created a culture where females are murdered as a matter of course.

  • 30 Nov 2014

    The deaths of 43 students, handed over to a Mexican cartel by the police, has led to dramatic protests across the country. And families of another 25,000 missing also want answers.

  • 11 Nov 2014

    The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico sparks a wave of violent clashes against the government and its brutal cartels. Guillermo Galdos travels to the country as Mexicans begin to demand answers.

  • 13 Oct 2014

    Edwin Chota was one of four friends who died trying to protect the land in one remote area of Peru from illegal loggers. Now his people also fear for their lives.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    The barrios of Medellin are controlled by criminals and are full of prostitutes, with virgins commanding the highest prices. Guillermo Galdos meets one woman who fears for her daughter’s future.