President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

It was a shame President Michael D Higgins wasn’t able to make Nicaragua the fourth stop on his tour of Latin America this week along with Mexico, El (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla speaking to reporters after their meeting yesterday. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has praised Costa Rica for the high proportion of women in political office in his first public comments since arriving in(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla yesterday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/ Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has lauded Costa Rica for the high proportion of women in political office in his first public comments since arriving in (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, arrive at the Central American University in San Salvador.  Photograph: Reuters/Ulises Rodriguez

President Michael D Higgins will meet President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica today after arriving in the Central American state on Saturday on the f(...)

President Michael D Higgins will visit Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica over the next week. Photograph: Inpho

President Michael D Higgins kicks off an official visit to three countries in Central and South America today.With engagements in Mexico, El Salvador (...)