David Mercer

David Mercer

Latin America

Calls for improved children rights in Guatemala

Despite having one of the healthiest economies in Latin America, the UN says that Guatemala is failing its children.

Calls for improved children rights in Guatemala

Latin America

How NAFTA helped stir Mexico health crisis

While economists have praised economic growth brought about by the trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico, healthcare workers in Mexico say the pact has had disastrous consequences.

How NAFTA helped stir Mexico health crisis

Mexico

Mexico earthquakes: Thousands of people homeless

Hundreds are still living in temporary camps in Mexico 32 years after they lost their homes in a massive earthquake. The list of those looking for a home grew even longer when another big quake struck Mexico City in September.

Mexico earthquakes: Thousands of people homeless

Mexico

Mexico City to reform traffic laws over accidents

On the roads of Mexico City, where you do not have to take a test to get a driving licence, three people are killed every day, on average, and thousands of traffic accidents reported.

Mexico City to reform traffic laws over accidents

Latin America

Mexico's presidential race chaotic as independents join the race

The 2018 presidential election in Mexico will allow candidates to run without party backing, but with voter discontent running high, every candidate will have an uphill battle.

Mexico's presidential race chaotic as independents join the race

Latin America

Guatemala upcycles decommissioned US school buses

Hundreds of decommissioned school buses from the US are driven south to Guatemala every month.

Guatemala upcycles decommissioned US school buses

Latin America

Mexico City better prepared for earthquakes than in 1985

Mexico City's 20 million people were well prepared when the strongest earthquake in 100 years struck them last week.

Mexico City better prepared for earthquakes than in 1985

Latin America

Guatemala president faces impeachment amid corruption scandal

Guatemala’s president may inch closer to impeachment on Monday. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress should decide whether to strip Jimmy Morales of his immunity.

Guatemala president faces impeachment amid corruption scandal
Colombians on border see economic benefits from Venezuelan influx

Latin America

Venezuela vote brings border traffic to a standstill

The flow of Venezuelans passing into neighbouring Colombia nearly came to a standstill at one popular border crossing on Sunday as President Maduro’s government held its controversial vote.

Venezuela vote brings border traffic to a standstill

Latin America

Venezuelans protest over food shortages and inflation

More anti-government protests in Venezuela have been broken up by security forces on Saturday. Opposition politicians called for a march to protest against food shortages in the crisis-stricken country.

Venezuelans protest over food shortages and inflation

Latin America

Venezuela crisis : Senior citizens hit the worst

As the political and economic situation becomes increasingly volatile in Venezuela, senior citizens are suffering the most, Nine out of 10 Venezuelans aren't earning enough to cover their basic needs, and 63 percent do not have health insurance.

Venezuela crisis : Senior citizens hit the worst