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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 (...)

Money is a powerful tool when you travel, especially in developing nations, and it is up to those spending it to be aware of this and use it wisely. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to travelling the world, the classic fantasy is spinning a globe at random or throwing a pin on a map, then gallivanting off to wherever(...)

Diaz  and Santo in Little Havana, Miami: fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power and are now American citizens who support Donald Trump. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Democrats may have taken over the city of Miami this week for the first debate of the 2020 US election season, but Republicans have not lost sight of (...)

Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

Don’t leave it until the last minute to get travel insurance  - almost 40 per cent of the claims are made before travel with illness and death the most likely reasons for cancelled holidays

We all get hung up on packing like Ninjas at this time of year as we ready ourselves for holidays overseas and look to save ourselves the costs associ(...)

US president Donald Trump has made containing illegal immigration a priority issue and has blamed Mexico for the problem since running for office in 2016. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.

US president Donald Trump has brandished a document confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs(...)

The tightening of the decades-old US embargo on the Caribbean’s largest island will further wound its crippled economy as well as hurt US travel companies File Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further (...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath  said he would attend the Stand Up to Trump rally on Thursday at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. Photograph: James Forde

Government minister Finian McGrath has said he will attend a protest against Donald Trump during his trip to Ireland this week because the US presiden(...)

Éamon de Valera in New York with Friends of Irish Freedom’s Judge Daniel  Cohalan and John Devoy in July 1919. Photograph:   Topical Press Agency/Getty

As Ireland continues to mark various centenaries connected to the struggle for independence, this month marks the 100-year anniversary of an important(...)

 Gay rights activists get together before the Annual March against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, May 14, 2016th. File photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia today despite several of them reporting they had(...)

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