‘In grim overhead cells, narrow passages, overcrowded graveyards and bleak interrogation rooms, the stories unfold and interlock, while, in the world outside, the bells of St Stephen’s ring out a message of hope’
Review: Terjas Verdes
  • Stage
  • June 5, 2014, 15:00

Tejas Verdes The Mac, Belfast****It is with a growing sense of trepidation that first steps are taken along a dusty corridor leading into the heart o(...)

A woman licks a statue of Sancho Panza underneath a state of Don Quixote at a monument that honours Miguel de Cervantes, one of Spain’s most important literary figures and author of the famous novel, Don Quixote, at Madrid’s Plaza de Espana. Photograph: Susana Vera / Reuters

He may be one of Spain’s literary heroes, but during his life four centuries ago, Miguel de Cervantes could have been considered something of “(...)

China’s then president Jiang Zemin (left) talks with Li Peng, then chairman of the National People’s Congress, at a conference in the Great Hall of Beijing in March 2002. A Spanish High Court judge Ismael Moreno has sought international arrest orders for the two men and others on allegations of genocide in Tibet. Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

A Spanish High Court judge has sought international arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, ex-prime minister Li Peng and others on al(...)

Chilean president-elected Michelle Bachelet (L) meeting with candidate of La Alianza, Evelyn Matthei (R) in Santiago, Chile yesterday. Photograph: EPA.

Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet has easily won the presidential run-off, returning centre-left parties to power by promising profound(...)

Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (c) attends the closure event of her electoral campaign in Santiago de Chile on Thursday. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/EPA

Former president Michelle Bachelet is virtually guaranteed to win Chile’s election runoff today and the centre-left leader is gunning for a landslide (...)

Chilean President Gen Augusto Pinochet salutes during the Indendence Day celebration in Santiago, Chile on September 18th, 1985.

We are reminded today, on the 40th anniversary of the Gen Augusto Pinochet’s blood-sodden coup in Chile, of a cruel dictatorship that still casts a pa(...)

Genocidaire
  • World
  • May 15, 2013, 01:00

It’s been a long time coming – three decades – but the conviction and sentencing on Friday of 86-year-old former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for(...)

Rodolfo Reyes (left), grandnephew of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, carries his coffin covered with the Chilean flag, inside the grounds of his house-museum after the exhumation of his remains in the coastal town of Isla Negra,  northwest of Santiago yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The remains of Chile’s Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were exhumed yesterday by authorities inv(...)

Michelle Shocked: recent meltdowns demonstrate the perils of growing old.

Is there no alternative to Reactionary Dufferism? Are all young leftists doomed to end up in golf-club bars ranting about immigration? There ha(...)