Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel spray water on a fire at the collapse site on Friday. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Families and friends of the 159 people missing after the collapse of a condo building in a Miami suburb were clinging to hope on Friday as rescue work(...)

Demonstrators in  Asunción, Paraguay,  protesting  at surging coronavirus cases and the country’s weak  healthcare system. Photograph: Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/The New York Times

For nearly a year Paraguay was a leader in keeping the Covid pandemic at bay, and despite its persistent troubles the country remained fairly calm. No(...)

 Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu reaches out to shake hands with Paraguay’s then leader Horacio Cartes at a 2016 meeting in Jerusalem. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is closing its embassy in Paraguay and recalling its ambassador from Asunción to protest against Paraguay’s decision to move its Israeli embass(...)