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Victims of the Colombian armed conflict mark International Human Rights Day in Bogotá in December 2018. Colombia and Mexico accounted for just over half of last year’s total of 321 deaths of human rights defenders globally, said the Front Line Defenders report. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

A record number of human rights defenders were murdered during 2018 in a year that saw global progress set back by a rise in populist right-wing polit(...)

Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales addresses the media on the country’s withdrawal from a  UN-sponsored anti-corruption commission at the National Palace in Guatemala City on Monday. Photograph:  Moises Castillo/AP

Guatemala has said it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president. Ji(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump dug in on his demand for border wall funding as the partial government shutdown approached its first full week Friday, threa(...)

Activists at the gate near the border crossing fence at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas,  during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration’s family separation policy. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Seen from above, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico are a single city. Only on the ground can you see it split by a tall fence – a “wall”, if y(...)

A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the US, wraps a raincoat around himself to protect from rainfall at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on December 25th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died in US government custody in New Mexico early on Christmas Day, after being detained by border agents, US imm(...)

US Customs and Border Protection  officials stand guard on the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A seven-year old girl died in the custody of US border control agents after crossing the border with Mexico last week, sparking outrage among Democrat(...)

Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/New York Times

During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Victorina Morales has made Donald Trump’s bed,(...)

 The Fuego Volcano erupting, as seen from El Rodeo municipality, in Escuintla department, 45km southwest of Guatemala City. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s dis(...)

Migrants from Central America make their way to the town of Tapanetepec, in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday. The caravan is still hundreds of miles from the US. Photograph:  Todd Heisler/The New York Times

US defence chiefs are sending 5,200 troops to the southwest border with Mexico in an extraordinary military operation ordered just a week before midte(...)

Central American migrants Santiago Mardoqueo, 19, plays with his son, Carlos (2), while taking a break as they make their way to Pijijiapan, Mexico, with a caravan to the US.  Photograph: AP Photo/ Rodrigo Abd

US president Donald Trump will dispatch more than 800 US troops to the border with Mexico in anticipation of the advance of a “caravan” of migrants mo(...)

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