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Jair Bolsonaro:  on taking office he immediately downgraded the culture ministry to a mere secretariat under tourism and has since sought to choke the sector financially. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Another piece of Brazil’s cultural heritage went up in flames last week. A warehouse fire in São Paulo consumed an estimated four tonnes of material b(...)

 Rescuers seek people among the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, k(...)

Tthe Colombian National Army, soldiers and residents work together in rescue efforts in Mocoa, Colombia on Saturday. Photograph: Colombian Army Photo via AP

A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 154 people and injuring(...)

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

Links between Ireland and other nations will be celebrated during the  international Easter Rising commemoration programme. Photograph: The Irish Times

A three-month programme celebrating links between Argentina and Ireland, along with an exhibition and seminar on Roger Casement in Brazil, have been a(...)

Sir Roger Casement: executed for treason in August 1916

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy has discovered a letter written by his great-grandmother to Sir Roger Casement thanking him for his support for the poor of C(...)

Mocoa is the capital of  Putumayo, which lies in south-west of Colombia, bordering Ecuador and Peru.

The body of a British teenager who died after drinking a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual was left by the side of the road by two frightened(...)