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Viva has become the third-biggest carrier in Colombia, where it started seven years ago, and the number two operator in Peru where Viva Air Peru started operations in 2017

Viva Air, the Latin American group of carriers owned by a founder of Ryanair, has plans for a third airline in the region plus an initial public offe(...)

Brazilian journalist Rafael Henzel in June 2017. Only six people survived the 2016 crash on a hillside near Medellin, Colombia. Photograph: Tercio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Henzel, a radio reporter who survived the crash that killed most of the Chapecoense football team in 2016, died of a heart attack on Tuesday, t(...)

Ivan Duque, the Democratic Center Party candidate for the presidency of Colombia. Mr Duque will compete with Colombia Humana party candidate Gustavo Petro in the second round of elections on Sunday. Photograph: Jhon Jairo Bonilla/EPA

After a bitter campaign marred by a flood of disinformation spread via social media, Colombia will elect a new president on Sunday with the outcome se(...)

Irish workers bees and a queen bee with a yellow spot on back pictured in a hive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has joined a group of 20 countries trying to halt a decline in bee populations that threatens food production and biodiversity. Pollinators, (...)

Pope Francis arrives to offer  a Mass at the Catama Park of Villavicencio, capital of Meta department, Colombia,  September 8th, 2017. He is on a five-day visit in Colombia. Photograph: Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Former Colombian Farc rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, now the head of a new political party, on Friday asked for forgiveness from the visiting Pope Fra(...)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile as he arrives at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to ena(...)

A commander of the National Liberation Army (ELN)  in the northwestern jungles in Colombia on August 30th. Photograph: Federico Rios/Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through to mid-January 2018. The announce(...)

A tourist ferry is  seen sinking in the Guatape reservoir in Colombia. Photograph: Reuters

At least nine people have died and dozens are missing after a tourist boat carrying about 150 people sank in a reservoir in north-west Colombia, near (...)

 Manuel Noriega in a photo released by the US Marshals Service in January, 1990. Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the US, died on May 29th, 2017.
Obituary: Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, politician and military officer Born: 11th February 1934. Died; 29th May 2017 Manuel Noriega, who has died aged 83, (...)

Archbishop Thomas White was only the second Irish man in the history of the Catholic Church to have served as a Papal Nuncio in a country where he did not already hold a bishopric.

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Ame(...)

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