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Luchita Hurtado. Public collections across the world, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the British Museum in London, now feature her work. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Luchita Hurtado Born: November 28th, 1920 Died: August 13th, 2020 Recent years have seen a number of female artists rise to international prominenc(...)

Sam Houston in The Battle of San Jacinto (detail) by the Belfast-born artist Henry Arthur McArdle

As our cargo ship was moving slowly along the canal from Galveston to Houston, Texas, we could see far ahead an immensely high obelisk. When we got ne(...)

 GlowDx founder and chief executive Blaine Doyle. Photograph:  Tomas Tyner, UCC.

GlowDX, an Irish diagnostics start-up mainly focused on Latin America, has just closed a €1.1 million funding round led by angel investors such as for(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

People remain outside buildings in Mexico City during the earthquake. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least four people and cutting off isolated villag(...)

American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medal winners in the 200m, stage their famous protest as  they give the black power salute on the winners’ podium  during the Olympic Games in Mexico.

By now we should have been six weeks away and drawing up the list of venues and events not to be missed. It feels a bit weird for anyone who has map(...)

Tommy Byrne: “There’s an awful lot going on here at the moment. I’ll never move back home.”

Born en route to hospital in the back of a car, racing driver Tommy Byrne was in a hurry from the start. “It was 1958 and my family didn’t even own a(...)

Commuters sit inside a bus with seats spaced to observe social distancing in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Two months ago, when there were roughly 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and the primal politics of survival was sweeping the world, shutting dow(...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador  inaugurated a daily press 7am conference soon after taking power in 2018. Photograph: EPA

In the course of a 2½-half-hour press briefing, the president claimed the country had “flattened” its coronavirus curve, despite official figures show(...)

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