David Mercer

David Mercer

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

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