John Holman

John Holman

Latin America

Mexicans already gathering to petition Obrador for help

Obrador will take office in December, but Mexicans have high expectations hoping he will be a leader who listens to the people.

Mexicans already gathering to petition Obrador for help

Nicaragua

Dissident police in Nicaragua: 'Prisoners or dead men'

Police officers speaking out against government's crackdown or asking to resign, face threats, arrest and even death.

Dissident police in Nicaragua: 'Prisoners or dead men'

Latin America

Mexico: Outgoing president delivers last state of union address

Enrique Pena Nieto defended the achievements made during his six years in office, but he made no mention of the corruption scandals that plagued his presidency.

Mexico: Outgoing president delivers last state of union address

Latin America

Nicaragua marks 38 years after end of national literacy crusade

Following the Sandinista revolution, thousands of Nicaraguans travelled into the countryside to teach in rural schools in a crusade to boost the literacy rate.

Nicaragua marks 38 years after end of national literacy crusade

Latin America

Nicaragua: Tourism industry crumbles after months of protests

Tourist operators say it will take years to regain trust with locals and foreign visitors, and that is only if the fragile calm in the country continues.

Nicaragua: Tourism industry crumbles after months of protests

Nicaragua

Nicaraguans marchers call for release of political prisoners

More than 2,000 people have been arrested during nearly four months of demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguans marchers call for release of political prisoners

Latin America

Mexico City: Drivers stuck in traffic treated to ballet

Why ballet dancers are being given right of way on Mexico's usually congested roads?

Mexico City: Drivers stuck in traffic treated to ballet

Latin America

Mexico drug war: 'El Mijis' goes from gangster to congressman

Following the death of his mother, Pedro Carrizales – nicknamed 'El Mijis' gave up a life of drugs, street violence and crime to help young people who are heading down the same path that he once did.

Mexico drug war: 'El Mijis' goes from gangster to congressman

Mexico

Mexico police officers 'underpaid, under-equipped'

Despite years of talk of police reform, little has changed, even as Mexico's violence rises to unprecedented levels.

Mexico police officers 'underpaid, under-equipped'

Latin America

Latin America trade: Regional powers seek closer ties

Latin American leaders pledge to deepen commercial and economic ties at a meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as they seek to counter the risk of a deepening trade war.

Latin America trade: Regional powers seek closer ties

Health

Why did a Mexican hospital use unapproved device on 474 patients?

Patients demand justice 10 years after being implanted with unauthorised tube at flagship neurological institute.

Why did a Mexican hospital use unapproved device on 474 patients?

Latin America

Peru corruption: Judges investigated over favours

More arrests are expected in a corruption scandal surrounding Peru's judiciary.

Peru corruption: Judges investigated over favours