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Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (C)  in Caracas. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The imminent arrival in neighbouring countries of humanitarian aid destined for crisis-stricken Venezuela has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the (...)

A woman walks in front of Canada’s embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

The Canadian government has said it would withdraw up to half of its diplomatic staff in Havana, as it disclosed that another employee had fallen ill (...)

View of the waves at the Havana’s boardwalk, Cuba on 22 January 2019. Photograph: Yander Zamora/EPA

The president of Cuba says a tornado in eastern Havana has killed three people and injured 174 others. The Cuban capital was battered late on Sunday (...)

 Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, holds a copy of the Venezuelan constitution during a rally against  President Nicolás Maduro’s government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, in Caracas this week.  Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

At the start of this year, few people in Venezuela – let alone outside it – knew much about Juan Guaidó. Now the 35-year-old has been formally recogni(...)

Embattled  Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro speaks  to members of  the Venezuelan armed forces  during a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, earlier this month. File photograph: Cristian Hernandez/EPA

Time has been called too often on the chavista regime during its two decades in charge of Venezuela for anyone to declare with confidence that its end(...)

Members of the security forces and rescue personnel  at the site of car bomb explosion at a police cadet training school in Bogotá last week. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate ac(...)

The bus that overturned near Guantanamo in eastern Cuba, while driving on the road linking the city of Baracoa, near the island’s eastern tip, to the capital Havana. Photograph: AFP Photo/www.cubadebate.cu

Seven people have died and five are in critical condition after a bus carrying tourists and local travellers crashed in eastern Cuba. Two Argentine w(...)

Tom Cavanagh at the opening of the Cavanagh bridge at University College Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Turin, Moscow and Havana are three iconic cities which helped shape the outlook and work of Tom Cavanagh, businessman, philanthropist and optimist. I(...)

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A couple performs a symbolic marriage with US Reverend Roger LaRade, during a gay parade in Havana. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP

The commission in charge of writing communist-run Cuba’s new constitution has revised an original draft to remove the concept of marriage altogether a(...)

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