The President, Michael D Higgins, talks with Olusegun Obasanjo, the co-chairman of the InterAction Council, at Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The changing nature of work, poverty, food insecurity and climate change are among the global challenges that require imagination and new human, ethic(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos: by putting himself and Farc commander-in-chief Timochenko front and centre of the agreement he alienated as many voters as he attracted. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

It could not have been closer: by a margin of one-half of 1 per cent, the people of Colombia rejected a peace agreement that would have brought a form(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

 Former  Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez speaks to journalists after a meeting  Lilian Tintori (right)  and other  wives of Venezuelan imprisoned opposition leaders, and  members of the opposition alliance  in Caracas, on Monday. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González has made a short visit to Venezuela to offer support to two jailed politicians in a move which has he(...)

Commander of the Farc-Ep leftist guerrilla Pablo Catatumbo reads a statement during the peace talks with the Colombian government at Convention Palace in Havana. Photograph: Alberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

The Colombian armed forces’ aerial bombing campaign against leftist guerrillas killed a member of the rebel negotiating team who had participated in p(...)

Jhon Jairo Velasquez (right) pictured with drug lord Pablo Escobar in Colombia in the 1980s.

One of Colombia’s most feared drug cartel assassins walked free last night after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by drug lord P(...)