John Holman

John Holman

Latin America

Hurricane Irma leaves trail of devastation on Barbuda island

The Caribbean islands took the brunt of Hurricane Irma's fury. On the island of Barbuda, the government estimates 95 percent of buildings were damaged. Most residents have been moved to the neighbouring island of Antigua.

Hurricane Irma leaves trail of devastation on Barbuda island

Latin America

Aid groups rush to help as Hurricane Irma batters northern Haiti

Haiti's north was battered significantly, causing the UN and aid organisations to set up shelters and food supplies for tens of thousands of people in there.

Aid groups rush to help as Hurricane Irma batters northern Haiti

Latin America

Mexico's president highlights drug violence and NAFTA talks

Mexico is currently suffering the worst period of violence since the height of the country's drug war. At the same time the government is involved in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Canada.

Mexico's president highlights drug violence and NAFTA talks

Business & Economy

NAFTA: How 'ghost' unions exploit workers in Mexico

Labour experts hope NAFTA talks will spur action against unions profiting off workers and secure a better deal for them.

NAFTA: How 'ghost' unions exploit workers in Mexico

Latin America

Mexico workers' rights top agenda of NAFTA talks

The latest round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade agreement kicks off in Mexico this weekend. US President Donald Trump is already threatening to pull out of the agreement.

Mexico workers' rights top agenda of NAFTA talks

Latin America

Mexican theatre confronts violence through art

A theatre group in Mexico is confronting violence through art. There have been 2,000 murders recorded since January this year.

Mexican theatre confronts violence through art

Latin America

Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal. But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

Latin America

Mexico's wine industry fears climate change

Mexico's wine industry produces more than 25 million bottles of wine a year and it is gathering momentum.

Mexico's wine industry fears climate change

Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Many struggling to feed themselves

Venezuela's ongoing political crisis has been the focus of the international community for months, but many Venezuelans continue to suffer from the country's largest economic crisis in recent history.

Venezuela crisis: Many struggling to feed themselves

Latin America

Venezuela's top court orders jailing of opposition mayor

Ramon Muchacho, who governed the opposition bastion of Chacao, has gone into hiding after Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal sentenced him to 15 months in jail.

Venezuela's top court orders jailing of opposition mayor

Latin America

Venezuela: Tarek Saab appointed as new attorney general

Venezuela's newly elected representatives of the National Constituent Assembly have sworn in Tarek William Saab as the attorney general, following the removal of Luisa Ortega.

Venezuela: Tarek Saab appointed as new attorney general

Latin America

Venezuelan protesters call vote 'the end of democracy'

Venezuela has voted to select a new constitutional assembly, which would give President Nicolas Maduro's government virtually unlimited powers.

Venezuelan protesters call vote 'the end of democracy'