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 ten 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.
An army and police raid on an iron ore yard in Mexico’s Lazaro Cardenas port comes just a month after a Channel 4 News report into the Knights Templar drug cartel, run by Servanza “La Tuta” Gomez.
Mexico drug trafficker Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, who was arrested last month, is among the world’s most powerful people. Guillermo Galdos travelled to Culiacan, the city at the centre of his empire.
Our exclusive interview with the head of Mexico’s Knights Templar drug cartel went viral on YouTube. Here Guillermo Galdos explains why he risked grave danger to bring the story of “La Tuta”.
Servando “la Tuta” Gomez tells Guillermo Galdos he left teaching because it “wasn’t satisfying”. He now runs Mexico’s notorious Knights Templar drug cartel. For more, watch tonight’s Channel 4 News.
Brazil’s security forces are trying to clear Rio de Janeiro’s gang-held favelas before next year’s football World Cup. But they have a hard job on their hands, as Guillermo Galdos reports.
Global demand for Peruvian gold has led to illegal mining that has fuelled unprecedented levels of child prostitution. Filmmaker Guillermo Galdos reports for Channel 4 News.
The city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras is reported to be the most dangerous place on earth outside conflict zones – with three murders every day. Filmmaker Guillermo Galdos reports for Channel 4 News.
The Liberal Democrats plan a mass abstention on the Commons tuition fees vote, writes our Political Editor, Gary Gibbon – but it could all still fall apart.
Channel 4 News scooped two prizes at the Foreign Press Association awards: for Nick Martin’s investigation into Mexico’s missing children and Lindsey Hilsum’s report on rare earth minerals in China.