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Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Former bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey at a papal youth Mass in Galway when Pope John Paul II visited in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The remains of the former bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey will be received at Galway’s Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas at 7pm (...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

Supporters of Guillermo Lasso protest against the early results of Ecuador’s presidential election outside the National Electoral Council in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Ecuador’s socialist president Rafael Correa’s hand-picked candidate for Ecuador’s presidential election was leading the opening round of the poll, alt(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta: the collapse in 2015 of a case against him at the International Criminal Court was one of the many setbacks the court has faced. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

With the departure of the Democrats from the White House and the advent of Trump-style nationalism, expensive, unwieldy, well-intentioned internation(...)

  Chief negotiator of the National Liberation Army (ELN) Pablo Beltran and chief negotiator of the Colombian team Juan Camilo Restrepo shake hands  in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels began official peace talks with the government on Tuesday in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict that has (...)

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Former presidents Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil at the Portugal House in São Paulo. Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

While this year saw one populist tide sweep in on the democracies of Europe and North America, another was in retreat in South America. In contrast (...)

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