Demonstrators fire a homemade mortar during a protest against the government of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega in Managua on Wednesday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas

A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the church, military and business world for Nicaraguan(...)

Michael Dwyer was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009. Photograph: PA Wire

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has deemed admissible a petition filed against Bolivia by the family of Irishman Michael Dwyer o(...)