Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton: Like the four he chose to highlight, Francis defies easy categorisation.

There are clues to Pope Francis and what he values in the choices he made when he highlighted four Americans in his address to Congress: Abraham Linco(...)

Cristina Kirchner’s backing of Daniel Scioli only followed her failure to find a candidate among her own inner circle. Photograph: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian

If there was ever a question about what the investment community thinks of Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner, recent market activity is clearing(...)

Pope Francis arrives to give a mass in Holguin, Cuba, a cradle of Catholic faith and home of Fidel and Raul Castro. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

During the visit of Pope Francis to the US, which starts on Tuesday, the pontiff will address a group of 200 poor and sick beneficiaries of Catholic c(...)

 Pope Francis is greeted by Cuba’s president Raul Castro (back) as he arrives to lead a mass in the city of Holguín. Photograph: Tony Gentile/EPA

On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba on Monday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aid(...)

People survey the damage in  Concon, Chile, some 110kms northwest of Santiago, on Thursday, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed eight people and forced a million to leave their homes. Photograph: AFP 1:27

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves int(...)

Pope Francis tries on a pair of spectacles at his optician’s shop in Via del Babuino, in central Rome. Photograph: Daniel Soehne/AP 0:44

Tourists and shoppers in Rome’s central Via del Babuino, just off Piazza del Popolo, got a surprise on Friday evening when a man dressed as the pope s(...)

 Pope Francis holds a placard reading: ‘It’s time for dialogue between Argentina and the United Kingdom for Falklands.’ A spokesman said:  ‘The Holy Father did not even realise he had this object in his hands.’ Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP

Pope Francis was sucked into Argentina’s dispute with the UK over the Falkland Islands after an activist thrust a sign in his hands calling for dialog(...)

Mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri, who is attempting to become the first right-wing politician to secure Argentina’s presidency in free elections, speaking on Sunday as the results of primary elections began to come in. Photograph: AFP/Telam/Alejandro Santa Cruz

Argentina is set for its most open presidential election in years after primaries held on Sunday showed the country’s right-wing opposition was unusua(...)

Cristina Kirchner and Aníbal Fernández at a rally in Buenos Aires last month. Kirchner compared those allegedly behind the accusations to the death squads of the military dictatorship. Photograph: Charly Diaz Azcue/CON

A bitter internal feud has broken out in Argentina’s ruling Peronist movement in advance of primary elections tomorrow after a prominent journalist ac(...)

Celina Vieites, originally from Argentina, with her husband Macdara and their children, Felix and Liam, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:11

Celina Vieites and her future Irish husband were sitting in a cafe in Buenos Aires the day he popped the question. “He said, ‘Would you like to(...)