South America

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 Angel Montalvo and Emily Bench protest for the protection of the Amazon rainforest in front of the Brazilian consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

Protesters have laid siege to Brazilian embassies around the world as international outrage over Jair Bolsonaro’s failure to protect the Amazon intens(...)

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, last week. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

This year’s burning season in South America has provoked worldwide alarm that Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is overseeing the destructio(...)

Mussels are delicious and easy to cook. Photograph: iStock

Summer always makes me yearn for shellfish, even if rain dominates the Irish skyline. There’s something about sitting down to a bowl of steamed mussel(...)

Patients attend the Remote Area Medical Clinic which treats the poorest in America, those squeezed out by ‘the punishing health system’. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

It’s shortly after 5.30am on Saturday morning and on the outskirts of the small town of Emporia in rural Virginia, it is still the black of night. Ou(...)

Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungus. Image: iStock

Of the three main groups of microorganisms, which do you think would be the most enjoyable to share a night out with? Why, fungi, of course. Bad joke(...)

Bernard Sumner: ‘I was 17 and worked in a general office, thinking, ‘Jesus, to quote a Peggy Lee song, is this all there is?’. Photograph: Warren Jackson

It’s been a disappointing summer, but the sun is shining and New Order are back in town. Speaking of sunshine, their singer, Bernard Sumner, in his 20(...)

The Taoiseach said Ireland has to avoid becoming a country that is against free trade. File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Government must be careful not to bow to beef farmers’ wishes to thwart the Mercosur trade deal, only to prejudice access to more important market(...)

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristinao: ‘There isn’t an agreement where only one side wins.’ Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

For Brazilian beef farmer Jonatan Pereira Barbosa the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc in South America is(...)

Pulitzer Prize-winning American Poet Laureate Robert Frost: Derry was where Frost wrote much of his early work

Like me, you may have been labouring under the misapprehension that potatoes were first introduced to Ireland from North America, and that Walter Rale(...)

Opening up EU markets to beef from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay was apparently a sweetener that got agreement after 20 years of negotiations over the line. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The trade deal between the EU and Mercosur countries in South America is noteworthy for its scale and timing. It creates a market straddling the Atlan(...)

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