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Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa after   meeting  then taoiseach Charles Haughey at Shannon airport. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dear Prime Minister Haughey,I know that you have followed our successful efforts to develop a bipartisan consensus behind US policy toward Central Ame(...)

Mikhail  Gorbachev and Charles Haughey after their  meeting  at Shannon airport. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev stopped over at Shannon on April 2nd, 1989, on his way to Cuba, for a meeting with then taoiseach Char(...)

A thing of the past? Farc soldiers parading in the main square of San Vicente del Caguán, in what was then rebel-controlled southern Colombia in 2001. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

When the Farc guerrilla movement’s chief peace negotiator said this week that Colombia’s half-century civil war was drawing to a close, it was just th(...)

Sarah O’Brien with her parents Ann-Marie and Aidan after winning on Beach of Falesa at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ambivalent gave Newmarket trainer Roger Varian his first Group One success in Ireland with a gritty performance in the Oxigen Environment Pretty Polly(...)

Saddler’s Rock rates a solid selection to lift the Gold Cup for Ireland at Royal Ascot.

Having endured the agony of three runner-up finishes in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, victory for the champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins with Simenon in(...)

Anti-abortionists protest  in San Salvador, El Salvador, in the days before a woman known as “Beatriz”  had a Caesarean section to end her pregnancy. Photograph: Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters

A pregnant woman at the centre of an abortion controversy in El Salvador had her malformed foetus delivered yesterday by Caesarean section to save her(...)

A member of Amnesty International at a demonstration outside the El Salvador embassy in Mexico City in support of a 22-year-old Salvadoran woman identified as Beatriz, who is seeking an abortion. Photograph: Reuters/Henry Romero

El Salvador’s supreme court has denied a sick woman an immediate abortion, despite warnings from doctors that her life is at risk and the foetus is(...)

Genocidaire
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  • May 15, 2013, 01:00

It’s been a long time coming – three decades – but the conviction and sentencing on Friday of 86-year-old former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero: seen by many as a martyr, he was assassinated after asking El Salvadorean soldiers to obey God’s law

has approved the beatification process of the late archbishop of El Salvador Oscar Romero. Gunned down in a small hospital chapel in Sa(...)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before he became pope

Deep divisions between the conservative Argentine province of the Jesuits, for long headed by Fr Jorge Mario (...)

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