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When is the “best” season to visit Cuba, from the point of view of hurricane risk and excessively high temperatures? We would like a good hotel whi(...)

As you are going to be so close to Iguazu Falls, it would be interesting to see one of the Unesco world heritage sites.

We are a retired couple taking a cruise to Argentina in December. We have booked a hotel for the first six nights in Buenos Aires, after which we f(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos. The government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) have waded through a five-point agenda during negotiations to end 51 years of war. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he is confident he will be in a position to call a ceasefire with Marxist Farc rebels starti(...)

Models on the runway during the womenswear spring-summer show by Rick Owens during Paris Fashion Week in early October. Photographs: François Durand/Getty

The twice-yearly fashion weeks in Paris attract some 9,000 buyers from all around the world. To get a handle on this aspect of the trade, I joined (...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Gerry Adams in Havana, Cuba: he said that while change in Cuba would present “many challenges, such challenges are part of revolutionary struggle,”  Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP.

The people of Cuba have been vindicated by the recent change in US policy towards the island, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said on a visit to (...)

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said he was honoured to accept the position. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore has been appointed as the European Union envoy to the peace process in Colombia. Federica Mogh(...)

Havana: Rules on who can go to Cuba have been loosened recently. Photograph:  Ana Rodriguez/AFP/Getty Images
Road Warrior

New services from the US to Cuba coming This week the United States and Cuba will hold talks in Havana on resuming scheduled air services between the (...)

US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has met Cuban president Raul Castro at the United Nations in New York, marking the first meeting between the leaders of the (...)