Commander of the Farc-Ep leftist guerrilla Pablo Catatumbo reads a statement during the peace talks with the Colombian government at Convention Palace in Havana. Photograph: Alberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

(...) peace talks in Havana for the past 2-1/2 years in a bid to end Latin America’s longest war, which has(...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA

Qatar respectively, has felt the full-blown force of America’s prosecutorial powers. Charges of(...)

The strong dollar has been discouraging tourists from spending in its US stores, and also reduces the value of overseas sales.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

(...) strong demand for its Tiffany T line and higher sales in the Americas and Europe. Shares of the company(...)

Italian Pasquale Scotti after his arrest in the Brazilian city of Recife. Photograph: Brazilian Federal Police/Reuters

Brazilian police said today they had arrested an Italian Mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years and was convicted of killing more than 20 peo(...)

While other banks may be concerned about the impact of Britain leaving Europe, some are pressing ahead with building projects in London that would appear to secure the city’s position as Europe’s top financial centre

(...) strategically placed between the ‘Old World’ Europe and the ‘New World’ Americas.Fortune-seekers have flocked to(...)

Residents stand outside their homes as damaged cars are seen after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. Photograph: Ramiro Gomez/Reuters 1:25

A tornado has swept through a city on the US-Mexico border, killing at least 13 people.Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged home(...)

We could be the first country to energise its industrial and social frameworks by embracing population ageing as a positive phenomenon. Photograph: Thinkstock

When the Spanish conquistadors first encountered platinum in the Americas they were at a loss what(...)

Shell believes Arctic production can be competitive if the reserves it finds are large enough

(...) the exploration have said.Marvin Odum, Shell’s head of oil and gas production in the Americas, told(...)

‘Ireland is nonetheless historic because this is the first nation in the world to enshrine the right of same-sex couples to marry into its Constitution by means of a popular referendum.’ Above, people  in Dublin reacting to results coming in from constituencies around Ireland. Photograph:  EPA/AIDAN CRAWLEY

(...) the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution, forthcoming from Oxford University Press(...)

Chilled: Jon Hamm as Don Draper in ‘Mad Men’. Photograph: Courtesy of AMC

(...) new jingle for America’s biggest brand Coca-Cola. The duo were pop hit-makers for the likes of Andy(...)