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Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto (centre) congratulates interior secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and defence secretary Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda after his speech about the recapture of drug baron Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Loera. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Statistics from Mexico’s war on drugs tell a story so cruel it can be difficult to comprehend. Estimates of the number killed over the past decade ran(...)

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City’s airport on January 8th, 2016 following his recapture during a  military operation in Los Mochis,  Sinaloa State. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

A light rain pattered on the rooftops of Los Mochis in Friday’s pre-dawn darkness, the town silent and still as the Sea of Cortez lapped its shore. H(...)

The man was diagnosed with HIV in 2006 and the case report says this enabled the growth of the cancer cells within the tapeworm. Photograph: Getty Images/File photo

A man died after developing tumours from cancer cells carried by a tapeworm in his body, according to a report published in the New England Journal of(...)

The unmanned aerial vehicle is, we are told, the new wonder weapon in the “War on Terror”. Circling over Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen or Gaza, these pi(...)

Fiona Dolan: ‘They are truly happy to see foreigners visiting what, less than 20 years ago, was the world’s most dangerous city, home to Pablo Escobar and his infamous drugs cartel.’

This article was received as an entry into the Generation Emgiration “Why I love living in...” competition, which closes this Saturday, June 6th. For (...)

‘Colombians are often quite interested when they hear I am Irish; they want to know more about the IRA (Or ‘eee-rah’ as they pronounce it) and how our nation managed to achieve peace.’

Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is a strange city. Despite being close to the equator, its high altitude gives it a chilly wet climate that makes (...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)

Jhon Jairo Velasquez (right) pictured with drug lord Pablo Escobar in Colombia in the 1980s.

One of Colombia’s most feared drug cartel assassins walked free last night after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by drug lord P(...)

Roberto Alcantara, CEO IAMSA and Chairman of Viva Aerobus, with Carlos Sanchez Pavon, Head of ProMexico United Kingdom, at yesterday’s conference

The chairman of VivaAerobus, a Mexican low fares airline backed by the Ryan family, said in Dublin yesterday that he would like to expand the business(...)

A Colombian soldier stands guard next to the rubble of a collapsed building in Medellin. Photograph: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

Eleven people are missing after a high-rise apartment building collapsed in Colombia. Although no deaths have been confirmed so far, searchers are hun(...)