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.

  • 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.

  • 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.