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Alejandro Giammattei: “If we don’t have the capacity to look after our own people, imagine what it will be like for foreigners.” Photograph: Oliver de Ros/AP

Guatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for hi(...)

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand fast-track deportation powers across the US. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them (...)

Single-adult male detainees stand inside a holding area inside the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas on July12th. Photograph: Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters

US vice president Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centres in Texas that he visited o(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Migrant children play soccer at  Homestead  in Florida, the largest child detention facility in the US. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

Leaving the sprawling metropolis of Miami and driving south, signs soon point towards Homestead. The small town about an hour south of Florida’s bigge(...)

Former first lady and candidate of the centrist National Unity of Hope Sandra Torres speaking to the press in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemala’s presidential election was headed for a run-off as results on Monday gave centre-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short o(...)

Migrants  heading to Tapachula, Mexico, this week after crossing the Guatemala border. Photograph: Carlos Lopez/EPA

As Donald Trump’s deadline for new tariffs on Mexican imports draws near, Mexico has stepped up security along its porous border with Guatemala – depl(...)

Cristhian Nuñez Centeno: “At the end of the day, when you think about what’s happening to millions of Nicaraguans, we’re very lucky.” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cristhian Nuñez Centeno was standing in the kitchen of his home in Managua when he first read about the student deaths in the capital city. Nuñez and (...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Sally O’Neill ‘brought us to the rubbish dumps in San Salvador at 6am in the morning where the bodies of those murdered were dumped’, President Higgins recalled at the service. Photograph: Frank Miller

Trócaire aid worker Sally O’Neill was described as a “remarkable worker for justice” by President Michael D Higgins, at a memorial Mass in Maynooth, C(...)

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