Former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

A leading Guatemalan human rights lawyer who represented families of the victims of Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s has called for an internationa(...)

Policemen escort five Syrian men after they were detained at Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 (€9,340) each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek docum(...)

Guatemala’s president-elect Jimmy Morales, who has never held elected office. Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg.

Jimmy Morales, a comedian who has never held elected office, won Guatemala’s presidency on Sunday after voter fury over corruption scandals fuelled mo(...)

Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez (left) is taken away under custody at the end of a hearing at the Supreme Court. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina (above) was jailed just hours after resigning as president over a corruption scandal that gutted his government and p(...)

Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala’s president,  who is thought to be involved in a customs racket dubbed “La Linea”. Photograph: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg

A Guatemalan judge has issued a detention order for President Otto Perez, the attorney generals office said on Wednesday, amid a graft scandal that ha(...)

 Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lesotho and Kazakhstan, are among the countries where Irish people chose to marry last year.

The small Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the landlocked African country of Lesotho and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, are just some of the(...)

Alejandra Tizal, a Mayan teen from the highlands city of Quetzaltenango, was 16 when she left home to try to make a life in the US. Photograph:  Jennifer Hough

Alejandra Tizal was 16 when she made up her mind to go. “I told my family I wanted to go to the US,” says Tizal, from the western highlands city of Qu(...)

Mexico’s Attorney General Arely Gomez shows a picture of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a press conference in Mexico City. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Mexican authorities must have colluded with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to enable the country’s top drug lord to escape from a maximum security prison a(...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the  American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference yesterday. Mr Netanyahu is to address  Congress today. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress today in one of the most politically divisive speeches by a foreign(...)