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110 air routes from US to Cuba to be decided The battle for Cuban air routes begins with the announcement that there will be 110 flights a day to the (...)

Ramon Castro, elder brother of Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro,  in Havana in  2006. Photograph: Claudia Daut/Reuters

Ramon Castro, the older brother of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul Castro, died on Tuesday aged 91. Castro, who kept a (...)

US president Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March, marking the first US presidential visit to the island since 1928. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba in March, becoming the first US president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades. The brief(...)

Pope Francis, Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto (right) and his wife, Mexico’s first lady Angelica Rivera stand together during a farewell ceremony in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 17th, 2016. Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Pope Francis ended his five-day visit to Mexico with a message of love and compassion for its people and the migrants who pass through it on their way(...)

Pope Francis  embraces Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill after signing a joint declaration on religious unity in Cuba. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/Reuters

Religious leaders in Ukraine have expressed alarm over a historic first meeting between the heads of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, whic(...)

Pope Francis in conversation with head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Getty Images

Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after eastern orthodoxy split with Rome, m(...)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin.  The rift between the western and eastern branches of Christianity dates to the Great Schism of 1054. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico next week to hold a historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Va(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

The head of the Farc delegation Ivan Marquez (R) and the head of the Colombian government delegation Humberto de la Calle (L) at peace talks  in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s government and leftist Farc rebels agreed on Tuesday to ask the UN Security Council to help monitor and verify a rebel disarmament should t(...)

A handout picture released  by the Colombian culture ministry shows the remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose, sunk off the Caribbean coast of Cartagena. The ship was sunk by British warships in 1708. Photograph: AFP/Culture ministry

The discovery of the “holy grail of shipwrecks” off the coast of Colombia this week has provoked a three-cornered fight over ownership of the gold, em(...)