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Carnsore wind farm in Wexford which contributes to Total Produce’s energy requirements.

Fruit and vegetable producer Total Produce has moved to 100 per cent renewable electric energy sources to power its Irish business as it targets a red(...)

Support for Daniel Ortega is often framed in mystical terms, locating him above the fray of everyday life.   Photograph:  INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

In the years following the Sandinista revolution of 1979, labour day was routinely marked in Nicaragua by mass gatherings that honoured fallen heroes (...)

Anti-government demonstrators  at an improvised barricade in the town of Masaya, 35 km from Managua. Photograph:  Inti Ocon/ AFP/ Getty Images

Auxiliadora Cardoze greeted me in a backyard where exuberant plants and fresh washing left just enough room for the plastic chairs and coffee cups lai(...)

Angel Gahona, journalist, was allegedly killed by a police sniper in Bluefields as he live streamed during an anti-government protest. Drawing: Pedro Molina, April 2018

Iris Parrales, at her Managua home, with pictures of her son Noel Calderón and her husband Humberto, both killed in May 2018. Photograph: Mich(...)

Squeezing out a hard-boiled egg. Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian

When the Toronto foodie Valentina Bachkarova-Lord recently posted a video of her favourite way to peel a bulb of garlic, Twitter went crazy. “ALL THIS(...)

The USA players celebrate their victory over Japan in the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

United States World ranking: 1 World Cup record: They’ve appeared in all seven World Cup finals and have never finished outside the medals, winning (...)

Bean and gone: Klatch has already sold out of its Elida Geisha Natural coffee. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Would you pay $75 – that’s €67 – for a cup of coffee? (And, no, you don’t get to keep the cup for that price.) You can weigh up the pros and cons of (...)

Viva has become the third-biggest carrier in Colombia, where it started seven years ago, and the number two operator in Peru where Viva Air Peru started operations in 2017

Viva Air, the Latin American group of carriers owned by a founder of Ryanair, has plans for a third airline in the region plus an initial public offe(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro attends a ‘march to reaffirm the absolute loyalty’ of the Venezuelan army. Photograph: HO/PresidencyGetty

After Tuesday’s military uprising that was either stillborn, or never existed in the first place, Venezuela returned to what now passes for normal in (...)

As any user of a smart speaker knows, occasionally ambient noise is mistaken for the wake word, triggering the recording by accident. Photograph: Bloomberg

When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company’s AI-powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a new (...)

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