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Alberto goes to work chopping wood near his village in the Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: Didem Tali

Alberto woke at 6am, had breakfast with his family, kissed his three daughters and headed to work. He spent the following hours chopping wood and get(...)

A woman kicks the shield of a National Guard soldier  during a protest demanding food, a few blocks from Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, on Thursday. Photograph: Ariana Cubillos/AP

Cuba threw its backing on Friday behind Venezuela’s embattled government in its fight against “imperialism” ahead of a regional summit that is set to (...)

Patxi Ziskar (in red), head coach of the Kurene club: “We want [the young players] to be good people, to have the right values regarding their behaviour and how they treat opponents and playing partners.” Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

With his tall, muscular frame, tanned face and Red Bull baseball cap, Iñaki Osa Goikoetxea tends to stand out from the crowd in his home town of Zumai(...)

Byron Presida fishes from a dugout canoe off the shore of Bangkukuk Taik, Nicaragua, a remote village home to the Rama people. A proposed canal would reach the Caribbean coast by cutting through the land of the indigenous Rama and Kriol people. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

A Spanish explorer conducted the first survey to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans here in the 16th century. Napoleon III of France dreamed abou(...)

Relatives of patients suffering from microcephaly gather at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil.  Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

When Viviane de la Ponte became pregnant just over six months ago she and her husband Thiago were, like most of Brazil, not aware of the dangers assoc(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

A researcher collecting larvae of mosquitos at Sao Paulo University, Brazil. Photograph: AFP Photo /Nelson Almeida

Brazil said yesterday that pregnant women should consult their doctors before travelling to there, but that no other restrictions were necessary regar(...)

Cubans and tourists walk through the Callejon de Hammel, which features Afro-Caribbean art, in Havana.  Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Wedged between a construction site and the shells of once grand colonial homes, a basketball game was under way, the neighbourhood pouring into the r(...)

A girl stands behind a Venezuelan flag and underneath a sign reading “Respect Dissidence in Venezuela” during a protest in Panama City ahead of this weekend’s Summit of the Americas. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

The recent détente between Cuba and the United States faces its first public test this weekend when presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama attend the(...)