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Edward Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday. Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Handout/Reuters

Yesterday’s news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is to seek temporary political asylum in Russia after three weeks in the transit zone of Moscow(...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa (centre), flanked by Argentina’s foreign minister Hector Timerman (right) and Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino, attend yesterday’s presidential meeting in Cochabamba. Photograph: Danilo Balderrama/Reuters

President Evo Morales warned he could close the US embassy in Bolivia as South America’s left-wing leaders rallied round after his plane was rerouted (...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales (centre) holds a statue of indigenous hero Tupac Katari after his arrival at the El Alto airport in the outskirts of La Paz, last night. Latin American leaders condemned  European governments for diverting Mr Morales’ plane on rumours it was carrying a wanted former US spy agency contractor, and announced an emergency summit in a new diplomatic twist to the Edward Snowden saga. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived home to a hero’s welcome late last night. Mr Morales condemned as a provocation aimed at all of South America t(...)

Visitors talk near Paul Cezanne’s ‘Les Pommes,’ during a preview of Sotheby’s  Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The first of New York’s famous spring auctions got off to a strong start with Sotheby’s solid sale of Impressionist and modern art last night t(...)

Spain’s largest telephone company Telefonica plans to sell shares of its Colombian division as early as this year after halting an initial publ(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis appears at the window of his future private apartment to bless the faithful, gathered below in St Peter's Square. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

More than 100,000 people gathered to hear Pope Francis say his first Angelus from the papal apartments at the Vatican this afternoon In (...)

N ot since Fidel Castro was in his 1960s revolutionary pomp has a Latin America n leader captured the world’s a(...)

NEW YORK TIMES : “With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chape(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis  conducts a blessing as he appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Photograph:
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It has happened. People around here have been talking about it for years and years but it has finally happened. The cardinals of the Cath(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina at the Vatican last night. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to take office as Pope Francis I is an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature(...)

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