Agents of the National Civil Police of El Salvador escort employees as they seize the office of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca in San Salvador. Photograph: Oscar Rivera/EPA

Authorities in El Salvador on Friday raided the local offices of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, seizing documents and equipment, the country’s a(...)

Denis O’Brien: Since Digicel’s IPO was pulled, he has faced the threat of stiffer competition in the Caribbean. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Businessman Denis O’Brien waived about $20 million (€17.5m) of cash dividends last year from his Digicel Group and has promised the mobile company’s l(...)

Schoolchildren in San José, Costa Rica, eat next to  a noticeboard warning against Zika  as part of a government campaign to prevent the spread of the aedes aegypti mosquitos . The words on the noticeboard read: “All against Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika”. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

A new study of 42 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in French Polynesia offers the strongest evidence to date that the Zika virus can trigger temporary(...)

Leticia de Araujo holding her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Sika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph:  Antonio Lacerda/EPA

As the Zika virus spreads in Latin America, Catholic leaders are warning women against using contraceptives or having abortions, even as health offici(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of insects carrying the Zika virus linked to thous(...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

A man fumigating a house in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the country’s campaign against the Zika virus. Photograph: Mexican Secretary Office of Health/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infe(...)

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True crime is a tricky genre. Read about a complex Ponzi scheme and you feel smart and informed, but pick up a rushed-out book about a high-profile m(...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)

Mercedes Casanellas and her husband Richard Cushworth are reunited with their baby boy. Photograph: Guardian

A British father who feared his baby had been swapped at birth and sold to human traffickers in El Salvador has reportedly been reunited with his son (...)