Costa Rica

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Picos de Europa Mountains.

“Vamos, amigos!” Andres said, as I looked down at the gushing waters of the Deva River in La Hermida Gorge, roughly 100m below the cliff where I am ha(...)

The Colombian-Venezuelan border in Cúcuta, Colombia. “There is a lot more military activity now on the Venezuelan side of the border,” says Abel López, who has a ringside view of the standoff from the rice farm he manages.  Photograph:   Marco Bello/Reuters

Early on Sunday morning the Tienditas International Bridge does not look like it is at the centre of an international crisis. The few Colombian police(...)

Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop. She will be hoping today’s warning fr(...)

New  report shows  average world temperatures  on course to far exceed  goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Negotiations at the UN summit in Poland, now entering their final political phase, continue to be dominated by issues around the strictness of a ruleb(...)

Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/New York Times

During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Victorina Morales has made Donald Trump’s bed,(...)

A Providence Resources oil rig off the southwest coast of Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A move to ban the issuing of fuel exploration licences in Ireland poses “enormous threats” to Ireland’s energy supply and could have “devastating econ(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega (right) and vice-president Rosario Murillo: deny government responsibility for the turmoil. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

The Nicaraguan authorities and paramilitary groups working with them have killed, tortured, raped and forcibly disappeared anti-government protesters,(...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

The cargo ship ‘Polar Chile’ was about to depart from Costa Rica en route to Cork when it was boarded and searched and the drugs found.

Cocaine valued at about €10 million and believed to be owned by the Kinahan cartel has been seized in Central America. It was being smuggled in sea (...)

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