More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe floodi(...)

Newly-elected Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has been crushed in mid-term elections held on Sunday as the country’s self-styled Bolivarian revolution suffered i(...)

A supporter of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro holds a poster with a picture of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez  during the last campaign rally with pro-government candidates for Sunday’s upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

With the political sands shifting in South America, the Bolivarian revolution of the late Hugo Chávez faces a major dilemma heading into crucial mid-t(...)

French president Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Taoiseach  Enda Kenny on his arrival for the opening of the UN conference on climate change in Paris. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the EU agriculture greenhouse emissions target for Ireland are “unrealistic” and has blamed a “lost decade” of(...)

Opposition leader Mauricio Macri during his closing campaign rally in Hamahuaca. He is expected to become the first right-wing politician to be elected Argentina’s president. Photograph: Frente Cambiemos/EPA

Argentina stands on the verge of a seismic political shift this weekend. Opinion polls in the South American country show opposition leader Mauricio M(...)

The whiff of weed is spreading across the globe as more countries decriminalise the possession of small quantities of cannabis. The Netherlands has(...)

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(...)

Daniel, the son of Prof John Crowe – former president of the Royal College of Physicians – and Dr Margaret Crowe from Dublin, first met Olivia, who(...)

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster at a press conference on Sunday after Saturday’s England’s 60-3 Pool A victory over Uruguay. Veteran Nick Easter and World Cup debutant Jack Nowell scored a hat-trick of tries. Photograph: AFP Photo

While England’s players will have the chance to put their early World Cup exit out of their minds with the return of the Premiership next week, coach (...)

Michael Cheika’s Australia can secure top spot in the pool of death if they beat wales on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

The first press conference Michael Cheika conducted when the Australia squad arrived in London from Bath was at eight in the morning in an oppressivel(...)