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Ana Mirian Romero with her Front Line Defenders Award.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Honduran human rights activist Ana Mirian Romero has been awarded the 2016 Front Line Defenders Award for nearly a decade’s work defending her communi(...)

Criminals with offshore links: Peruvian drug trafficker Ment Floor Dijkhuizen Cáceres, known as El Holandés;  “Queen of the South” Marllory Dadiana Chacón Rossell; Boss of Bosses Semion Mogilevich – the Ukranian was dubbed “the most dangerous mobster in the world” and Fernando del Valle, Chilean money launderer

In November 2005, customs officials at the Dutch port of Rotterdam got a tip: a shipment of asparagus from Peru might contain something besides veget(...)

Chinese dissident Harry Wu speaking to reporters  during a human rights news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. File photo from 2000: AFP/Getty Images

Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu, who spent 19 years as a political prisoner and later campaigned against the “laogai” system of labour camps,(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

In the City of Brotherly Love, there was not much sisterly affection for Hillary Clinton among Bernie Sanders’s supporters at a rally on Monday night.(...)

A woman holds a picture of Honduran Human Rights activist Berta Caceres Flores who was killed at her home on March 3. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

United Nations rights experts and more than 200 campaign groups called on the government of Honduras on Thursday to protect a key witness in the killi(...)

Leticia de Araujo holding her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Sika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph:  Antonio Lacerda/EPA

As the Zika virus spreads in Latin America, Catholic leaders are warning women against using contraceptives or having abortions, even as health offici(...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

A man fumigating a house in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the country’s campaign against the Zika virus. Photograph: Mexican Secretary Office of Health/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infe(...)

Jazmen Boone: “I’d heard Irish people were super-nice and they actually are. Every house we enter they offer us a cup of tea.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Jazmen Boone: arrived from the US, 2015 Jazmen Boone (23) always imagined she would follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military when she(...)

Spain heads the list of countries where Irish citizens are most likely to run into trouble with police, according to figures from the past five years (...)

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