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 Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)

Francisco Ruvalcaba and his wife Agnieszka with their baby boy Franek at  home in Maynooth. “When I went to register him I was like ‘holy crap, I have an Irish son’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Francisco Ruvalcaba had just finished his degree in business information systems, was living at home with his parents and had begun working with a fri(...)

Colombian deputy foreign minister Patti Londoño welcomes Michael D Higgins to Bogota where he spoke about the peace process.

President Michael D Higgins has visited a camp where the Colombian rebel army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are demobilis(...)

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(...)

Micheál Martin suggests dinner date with Simon Coveney to raise money for Marymount Hospice.

All this talk of building walls and restoring barriers and pulling up drawbridges is very unsettling. Why can’t we all just get along? Like they d(...)

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(...)

‘Fundamentalist Catholics’?

Sir, – Fr Joe McVeigh offers some ideas as to how the Catholic Church might address the problems of falling church attendance and an ageing population(...)

A file image from 1989 shows a  white dove landing on Cuban president Fidel Castro’s shoulder as he delivers a speech to Cuban youth  in Havana.

Suggestions that President Michael D Higgins neglected human rights concerns in his statement on Fidel Castro are “both unsustainable and unwarranted’(...)

People place candles beside a picture of Fidel Castro, as part of a tribute,  in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, following the announcement of the Cuban leader’s death. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

With the death on Friday of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the age of 90 Latin America has lost its most important political figure of the 20th c(...)

 Fidel Castro in one of his houses in the Vedado district of Havana in July 1964. Photograph: Jack Manning/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who died on Friday night at the age of 90. “I have learned w(...)

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