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

The Colombian armed forces’ aerial bombing campaign against leftist guerrillas killed a member of the rebel negotiating team who had participated in p(...)

Colombian soldiers carry the body of a comrade killed after a rebel attack in La Esperanza village, Colombia, last month. Farc rebels on Friday suspended a ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters. Photograph: Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga/Files

Colombia’s Marxist Farc rebels suspended a unilateral ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters, the guerrilla group said on Friday,(...)

Cuba’s musical diaspora is one of the most charismatic forces in music, carrying the island’s infectious rhythms out into the wider world, ene(...)

Pope Francis with Cuban president Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/EPA/Pool

Pope Francis held a cordial hour-long meeting in the Vatican on Sunday with Cuban President Raul Castro, signalling the two men were in accord on issu(...)

A real treat in the foothills of the Burren is Hazel Mountain Chocolates, a quirky cafe with gluten free cakes and pastries in a 1950s cottage frontin(...)

Omar Khadr smiles at his lawyer Dennis Edney as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters 1:28

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursd(...)

US president Barack Obama. The Obama administration has   approved the first ferry services in decades between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images

The Obama administration has approved the first ferry services in decades between the US and Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of (...)

Pope Francis and Cuban President Raul Castro will meet  in the Vatican next Sunday. Photograph: iampiero Sposito/Reuters

In an not entirely surprising move, the Holy See has announced the Cuban President Raul Castro will meet with Pope Francis for a private audience in t(...)

Kilfenora celebration of all things Ted

Bray Jazz FestivalThe Bray Jazz Festival takes place from May 1st-3rd with a range of local and international acts including Havana Ché (Cuba), Ed Mot(...)

Pope Francis’s September visit to Cuba will precede his journey to Washington, New York and Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Photograph: Getty Images

Cuba’s foreign minister has welcomed the Vatican announcement that Pope Francis is to visit the country en route to the US in September. Vatican spoke(...)