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Adam Grennan visits the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Less than a year ago, Machu Picchu, the Amazonian jungle and the Bolivian salt flats seemed well out of reach for this 60-year-old. However, early ret(...)

Irish holidaymakers and emigrants are trying to get back to Ireland this week as the number of Covid-19 cases rises. Photograph: iStock

As the numbers diagnosed with coronavirus around the world continues to rise, countries are closing their borders. Flights have been cancelled and who(...)

The collapse earlier this week of the trial in Bolivia that grew out of the 2009 police operation that killed Michael Dwyer and two other men was inevitable once the country’s president Evo Morales fled into exile last November.

The collapse earlier this week of the trial in Bolivia that grew out of the 2009 police operation that killed Irish man Michael Dwyer and two other me(...)

Michael Dwyer was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009.

The criminal trial that followed the police raid in Bolivia which left Irish man Michael Dwyer dead has collapsed after prosecutors dropped all charge(...)

Snowdrops.

It’s funny how the arrival of spring so often takes us by surprise. Each day a few more precious minutes of daylight until nature’s pendulum silently (...)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

Protesters at a road block on the highway from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz in Bolivia.   It is in  the coca-growing region where former Bolivian president Evo Morales got his political start.  Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The road to Evo Morales’ political stronghold, in the heart of Bolivia’s coca farming region, is nearly impassable these days. First, tyres and wooden(...)

Opposition Senator Jeanine Anez (C) greets supporters after assuming the interim Presidency of Bolivia after the resignation and exile of former president of Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph: EPA

The head of Bolivia’s senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political (...)

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard (left), receives former president from Bolivia Evo Morales  and former vice president Álvaro García Linera at the International Airport of Mexico City, Mexico on Tuesday. Photograph: Maria Guzmán/EPA

Bolivia’s former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to stay in politics as security forces back home quelled unrest over the lon(...)

Bolivian president Evo Morales. Photograph: HO/Bolivian Presidency/AFP via Getty

When it eventually came, the end was swift for Evo Morales. Once the Organisation of American States said early on Sunday morning that its team of aud(...)

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