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Guatemala, Honduras under international pressure following labour activist murders


While Ramos Castillo is the first union activist murdered in Guatemala this year, more than 70 worker activists have been killed since 2007 in a country where tensions have long simmered between authorities and trade unions

Guatemala’s political crisis: the start of a new beginning – or more of the same?


Popular pressure triggered the impeachment of outgoing Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, followed by presidential elections that could water down demands for good government

Guatemala "must do more" to protect trade unionists


The Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina has promised to continue investigating crimes against trade unionists and to provide them with more security if they consider their lives to be in danger