Central America is suffering from one of its worst droughts in decades.

A prolonged heat wave brought on by the El Niño weather cycle has killed thousands of cattle, and dried up crops across the region.

In Guatemala, the government has declared a state of emergency, as many families in rural areas are facing food shortages.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from San Jose Calderas, in Guatemala's west.

Source: Al Jazeera