General Pinochet came to power by a military coup aided by the CIA. The workers resistance is violently and brutally crushed. The price paid by the Chilean working class was terrible. 50, 000 workers are murdered, 100,000 disappear and many are forced to take up exile. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of migrants, in Santiago, Chile(...)

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(...)

A file   file photo  showing   Cuban president Fidel Castro in September 1999.  Fidel Castro died last night   in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced. Photograph: AFP

No street bears his name and there is not a single statue in his honour but Fidel Castro did not want or need that type of recognition. From tip to(...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (c) attends the closure event of her electoral campaign in Santiago de Chile on Thursday. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/EPA

Former president Michelle Bachelet is virtually guaranteed to win Chile’s election runoff today and the centre-left leader is gunning for a landslide (...)

Chilean President Gen Augusto Pinochet salutes during the Indendence Day celebration in Santiago, Chile on September 18th, 1985.

We are reminded today, on the 40th anniversary of the Gen Augusto Pinochet’s blood-sodden coup in Chile, of a cruel dictatorship that still casts a pa(...)

Rodolfo Reyes (left), grandnephew of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, carries his coffin covered with the Chilean flag, inside the grounds of his house-museum after the exhumation of his remains in the coastal town of Isla Negra,  northwest of Santiago yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The remains of Chile’s Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were exhumed yesterday by authorities inv(...)