Asylum Seekers

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Thousands of Hondurans wait on Mexico's border, hoping to find respite from poverty and political violence.

'I do not want to die': Central American exodus grows

Latin America

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Central Americans, some who are fleeing for second time, wait to receive humanitarian visas in Mexico.

'I was forced to leave': Central American caravan enters Mexico

Asylum Seekers

Undeterred by tightened borders, Honduran caravan continues to US

More than 1,800 Central Americans continue to make their way through Guatemala in search of better life in the US.

Undeterred by tightened borders, Honduran caravan continues to US

US-Mexico border

'Migration won't stop no matter how tall the wall is'

Undeterred by Trump's threats and US policies, another group of migrants leaves El Salvador.

'Migration isn't going to stop': Salvadorans join new caravans

Latin America

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis

Ivan Velasquez says he will step aside if President Morales backs away from his decision to shut down CICIG.

Head of anti-graft body offers to resign amid Guatemalan crisis

Honduras

'We live in a crisis in Honduras': New US-bound caravan forms

Over 1,000 Hondurans set off for US border, calling on Trump to give them asylum after fleeing 'crisis' at home.

Latin America

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Hundreds march in Guatemala City against President Morales's attack on constitutional order and anti-corruption efforts.

Guatemalans protest gov't decision to kick out anti-graft body

Opinion

Guatemala on the edge of the abyss

Guatemala is about to witness a major standoff between the presidency and the courts, which could hurt its democracy.

Alfredo Ortega Franco

by Alfredo Ortega Franco

Alfredo Ortega Franco

Corruption

Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of anti-graft body

Constitutional Court's decision comes days after President Morales suspends UN-backed anti-corruption commission.

Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of anti-graft body

Brazil

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

Latin America

Guatemala to withdraw from UN-backed anti-corruption body

Government gives CICIG staff 24 hours to leave the country, prompting criticism by activists and anti-graft campaigners.

Venezuela

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

The rebuke comes as President Nicolas Maduro is due to start a second term, following a controversial election.

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

US-Mexico border

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

Customs and Border Protection orders checks on every child in its custody after two Guatemalan children die this month.

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

Guatemala

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody is laid to rest

Jakelin Caal buried on Christmas Day, more than two weeks after she died in US Border and Protection custody.

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody is laid to rest

Latin America

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

The death of the eight-year-old boy is the second instance this month of a migrant child dying under US detention.

Guatemalan boy dies after being detained by US border agents