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Venezuelan migrants climb on a truck on the road from Cúcuta to Pamplona in  Colombia as humanitarian aid is blocked from entering the country. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP

In dismissing the need for the international aid operation being organised by his political opponents, President Nicolás Maduro defiantly said Venezue(...)

David Nihill: “The tech scene is dynamic and if you want to work for it, San Francisco has more opportunities than anywhere.”

From Firhouse to San Francisco, David Nihill’s career has seen him work in 12 countries and learn several languages along the way. Although he began(...)

Members of the security forces and rescue personnel  at the site of car bomb explosion at a police cadet training school in Bogotá last week. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate ac(...)

Security forces stand guard at the site of an explosion at a police academy in Bogotá  on Friday. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, the government(...)

The scene after the car bomb at Bogotá’s police academy. Photograph: BQ noticias

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia’s capital Bogotá on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 20 in an attack (...)

Former minister for foreign affairs Eamon Gilmore has been working as the EU special representative to the Colombian peace process in recent years. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has nominated a predecessor as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, to head up the EU’s human rights monitoring and adv(...)

Farc  guerrillas wash clothes at their camp in the Transitional Standardisation Zone in Pondores,  Colombia, in April  2017. Photograph: Joaquin Sarmiento/ AFP

For years he was one of the top tailors in the left-wing Farc guerrilla group: carrying his sewing machine through Colombia’s jungles on the back of a(...)

A farmer harvesting coca leaves in the department of Cauca, Colombia. The UN report estimated that enough coca was grown to produce 1,379 tonnes  of cocaine – up 31 per cent on 2016. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/GettyImages)

Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to b(...)

 Ecuador has opened a ‘humanitarian corridor’ to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela’s free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border. Photograph: AFP

The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Na(...)

PJ Gallagher and Una McKevitt. When did you last cry? “Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely nothing about. Protestant hurling.”

When did you last cry? Una: Watching about five episodes of This Is Us. PJ: Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely not(...)

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