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Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife / Canary Islands and Santa Cruz in the background.

Have bag, ready to travel tomorrow or Saturday? Return flights this weekend to Tenerife or Lanzarote are available for a song from tuiholidays.ie. Tr(...)

‘Historia del Huerfano’, or The Orphan’s Story, charts the progress of a 14-year-old Spaniard who leaves Granada and heads to the Americas to seek his fortune. File photograph: iStock

Four hundred years after it was written, a lost and supposedly cursed Golden Age novel chronicling the splendour, adventure and violence of Spain’s im(...)

Barry McKinley in Paris: a doctor poked a finger under my ribs and said, “You do realise that the liver is supposed to be an internal organ?”

I quit drinking in New York City on January 1st, 2003. I was a regular feature in half the Irish bars in Manhattan, always paid my tab and tipped well(...)

A demonstrators throws a tear gas canister back towards police during clashes after the pardoning of former president Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defended his pardon for former president Alberto Fujimori as justified clemency for an ailing man whose authori(...)

Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera greets president Michelle Bachelet upon her arrival at his residence in Santiago. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images

With his election on Sunday to a new term as president of Chile nearly four years after his first ended, Sebastián Piñera has confirmed South America’(...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

Andrew Cox, from Dublin, is a chef de partie in Lima, Peru

As part of Food Month at The Irish Times, Irish chefs working abroad tell us about their jobs. Andrew Cox, from Dublin, is working at a contemporary P(...)

Cote Calmet Bello: It was my first time ever seeing snow but Dublin just felt like home straight away. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shortly after Cote Calmet Bello arrived in Ireland in October 2010 the temperatures began to drop. By December, the whole of Dublin was covered in a d(...)

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