Depending on your politics, the border crisis in the US southwest is a “humanitarian ” or an “immigration” crisis. Some Republicans even paint the 52,(...)

Relatives mourn for eight miners who remain buried since Wednesday, when their handmade gold mine caved in, near San Juan Arriba, Southern Honduras. Photograph: Gustavo Amador/EPA

Rescuers said there was little hope that eight miners trapped underground in an illegal Honduran gold mine would be found alive, as a group of local m(...)

Last month, leftist Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the ruling FMLN was elected as El Salvador’s next president. Outgoing President Mauricio Funes had alleged the spike in murders was related to the presidential race. Photograph: Jessica Orellana/Reuters

The number of murders in the small Central American country of El Salvador rose 44 per cent in the first three months of 2014 compared with th(...)

Denis O’Brien: Digicel sought rugby injunction

No try once again for Denis O’Brien’s Jamaican outfit Digicel in its efforts to prevent the loss of its sponsorship of the Fijian rugby team to(...)

Promoting Fairtrade Fortnight are Alfredo Ortega (right) vice-chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association and Alex Flores of the Aprainores Cashew Nut Co-op, El Salvador. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Irish supermarkets lag far behind their European counterparts when it comes to supporting Fairtrade products, the charity’s director, Peter G(...)

Conor Fox: “We can calculate the level of greenhouse gas emissions saved from entering the atmosphere each year when one of their new fuel-efficient stoves is used”

Repeated encounters with the aftermath of extreme natural disasters in South America set Conor Fox on the road to acquiring the skills he neede(...)

Jose Salvador Alvarenga gestures to El Salvador’s foreign minister Jaime Miranda amid his arrival at Comalapa airport in San Luis Talpa on the outskirts of San Salvador this morning. Mr Alvarenga was barely able to speak, sobbing as dozens of curiosity-seekers craned for a glimpse of him. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters 1:22

A Salvadoran man who told the authorities he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean before washing ashore in the Marshall Islands has ret(...)

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, operates mobile networks in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific .Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, plans to borrow more than €360 million from the capital markets to cover general compa(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)