‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

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(...)

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(...)