A Venezuelan woman changes her baby’s nappy next to official CEBAF taxis, at the border crossing between Ecuador and Peru. Photograph: Paul Musiol

In November 1984 political representatives from across Latin America gathered in Colombia to discuss the refugee exodus provoked by civil war in Centr(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and his wife Mary McCarron

A retired Irish doctor who has been stranded in Peru with his wife since early March and who contracted Covid-19 while in Latin America has arrived ba(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and Mary McCarron who are still stranded in Cusco, Peru after being unable to board a flight.

A retired Irish doctor still stranded in Peru because of the Covid-19 pandemic has said he and his family are caught in a “dire situation” after being(...)

Christina Park with her two boys, Cathal and Oisín Whelan.

Unable to leave their holiday apartment in Peru, following a national lockdown order, Christina Park, her husband and their two boys have, nevertheles(...)

With only 500 permits available per day,  travellers are urged to book the trek, which ends at the 550-year old Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Photograph: Getty Images

Anyone hoping to trek the Inca Trail in 2018 better start planning, as permits are about to be released – four months earlier than usual. Until this (...)

President Michael D. Higgins  waves after being decorated with the Order of the Sun by Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

President Michael D Higgins ended his visit to Peru praising its ancient culture and expressing his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him by the Pe(...)

President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro at the Cuban Embassy in Dublin last November with his wife Sabina. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Models of economic growth developed in Latin America provide a valuable alternative to “neoliberal” policies, President Michael D Higgins said Thursda(...)