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(...)

26-year-old Patrick Curtin was an employee of Liebherr Ireland crane factory in Killarney and frequently worked abroad with the company.

Anne Lucey The funeral has taken place in Co Kerry of the former inter-county footballer Patrick (Paddy) Curtin, who was killed last month in a car (...)

Patrick Curtin (26) was airlifted to hospital in Miami after the incident, said to be a car crash, which took place in Gautemala.

Tributes have been paid to a Kerry footballer who died after being involved in a workplace incident in Central America. Patrick Curtin (26) was airli(...)

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(...)