From left are Indonesian president Joko Widodo, Norway’s prime minister Erna Solbergof, UN special envoy on climate change  and former Irish president Mary Robinson, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, Gabonese president Ali Bongo and an unidentified aide   at the COP21 world climate change conference, Le Bourget,  France,  November 30th,  2015. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

UN special envoy on climate change Mary Robinson has said she is optimistic an agreement can be reached at the global summit on climate chang(...)

People survey the damage in  Concon, Chile, some 110kms northwest of Santiago, on Thursday, 2015 after a massive earthquake hit the area. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake killed eight people and forced a million to leave their homes. Photograph: AFP

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves int(...)

Villarrica volcano, 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, erupting on March 3rd, 2015 forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people in nearby villages. Photograph: AFP Photo/Antonchile/Carlos Rocuant

Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky and forcing the evacuati(...)

In ‘Villa’, Pauline Hutton, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy have a debate coursing with agendas, bitterness and distrust

  The Mac, Belfast ****   The staging is deceptively simple – we sit in a small, grey circular arena designed by Ciaran B(...)

Pauline Hutton, Emma O’Kane, Eleanor Methven, Bernadette Brown and Amy Molloy, the cast of Prime Cut’s Chilean Trilogy

In a country emerging from years of conflict and political unrest, a fledgling peace and reconciliation process has started asking awkward question(...)

Children sleep in the open in an elevated area in the city of Iquique, northern Chile, in expectation of further tremors this week. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late yesterday in the wake of the fatal major quake on Tuesday, but there were no(...)

Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast. Photograph: Cristian Viveros/AP

Thousands of people who were evacuated from Chile’s low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a t(...)

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 (...)

Che Guevara: spawned a cadre of enthusiastic imitators when he went pillion with his friend Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

When Che Guevara went pillion with his pal Alberto Granado on their now legendary motorcycle tour of South America, they spawned a cadre of enthusiast(...)