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The new five and ten Bolivar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar) bills. As it tries to curb hyperinflation - which, by some measurements, is the worst in Latin American history - the government is also slashing fuel subsidies and raising the minimum wage by 3,000 per cent.

Venezuela resorted to desperate measures to arrest an economic collapse on Monday, lopping five zeros off the bolívar, devaluing it by 95 per cent and(...)

Colombia’s new president Iván Duque during the inauguration ceremony at Bolivar Square in Bogota, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s youngest elected president has been sworn in to office, promising to “make corrections” to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divide(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reacts after explosives detonated in drones above  an event in Caracas on Saturday. Venezuelan government TV/via Reuters

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has escaped a reported assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives while he was giving a speech on (...)

Drug dog Sombra has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP

Colombian cartels have reportedly put a bounty on the head of a police dog that has made a series of drug busts. Sombra, a six-year-old German shephe(...)

Members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) political party (from left)  Victoria Sandino, Pablo Catatumbo, Marco Calarca and Olmedo Ruiz, at the Capitol in Bogotá for the new Congress on Friday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Half a century after their Marxist comrades took up arms in the Colombian mountains and vowed to overthrow the state, members of the country’s once-fe(...)

Newly elected Colombian president Ivan Duque celebrates with supporters in Bogota. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Iván Duque vowed to make “corrections” to Colombia’s controversial 2016 peace agreement after he was elected president of the South American nation on(...)

Ivan Duque, who won  Sunday’s first-round vote in the Colombian presidential election, with his running mate for vice-president, Marta Lucia Ramirez, in Bogotá on Sunday. Photograph:  Fernando Vergara/AP

Colombia headed for its most divisive presidential race in decades after right-winger Ivan Duque won Sunday’s first-round vote, triggering a runoff wi(...)

Presidential candidate Iván Duque with  former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe at a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Nacho Doce

The flower displays are wilting at the Casa de Nariño palace in Bogotá where, after two terms as president, Juan Manuel Santos is in a reflective mood(...)

Farc supporters demonstrate against the arrest of Farc former peace negotiator Jesús Santrich, outside the General Prosecutor’s Office in Medellin, Colombia,  earlier this month. File photograph: Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images

The decision by the nephew of a former senior Colombian guerrilla leader to co-operate with the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has sparked the lates(...)

Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

When Inti Guerrero, the curator of EVA International 2018, made an exploratory visit to Limerick to get a sense of what kind of exhibition he might ma(...)

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