David Mercer

David Mercer

Guatemala

Guatemala migrants: Climate change driving exodus

Average daytime temperatures in Guatemala have risen over the past decade, while crop-damaging frosts are more common.

Guatemala migrants: Climate change driving exodus

Latin America

Ridicule of indigenous Oscar nod highlights racism in Mexico

Yalitza Aparicio was the first indigenous woman to be nominated for best actress, but public reaction reflects persistent discrimination.

Ridicule of indigenous Oscar nod highlights racism in Mexico

Latin America

Missing migrants: 19 people disappear in Mexico

Mexican government said it is launching a search for 19 migrants who were pulled from a bus last week by armed men.

Missing migrants: 19 people disappear in Mexico

Latin America

Lake Atitlan artwork gives Guatemala tourism a boost

An ambitious painting project on a lakeside town in Guatemala is attracting tourists from around the globe.

Lake Atitlan artwork gives Guatemala tourism a boost

Latin America

Thousands of Honduran migrants arrive in Guatemala City

Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to Guatemala unless they stop the Hondurans.

Thousands of Honduran migrants arrive in Guatemala City

Guatemala

Guatemalans protest against Morales' annulment of CICIG

Thousands take to the streets against president's decision to not renew anti-corruption body mandate.

Guatemalans protest against Morales' annulment of CICIG

Latin America

When will the chronic malnutrition of Guatemala’s children end?

Almost half of all children in Guatemala under the age of five are chronically malnourished.

When will the chronic malnutrition of Guatemala’s children end?

Latin America

Guatemala volcano: Farmers try to recover in the aftermath

Destroyed corn and bean crops will force local farmers to buy these staple foods, but without crops to sell, they will need to rely upon government help.

Guatemala volcano:  Farmers try to recover in the aftermath

Latin America

Fuego volcano disaster: Search operation suspended

While grieving their losses, families are searching for their loved ones in order to put them to rest.

Fuego volcano disaster: Search operation suspended

Latin America

Guatemala volcano: Rescuers struggle as death toll rises

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 65.

Guatemala volcano: Rescuers struggle as death toll rises

Latin America

Guatemala: A disabled women's struggle for more independence

From transportation to building access, getting around in Guatemala City can be a struggle, when not downright dangerous, for disabled people, but one government worker is trying to change that.

Guatemala: A disabled women's struggle for more independence

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