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Venezuelan opposition representatives by Gran Polo Patriotico speak during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government to reject violence of recent days in the country and to ask the parliamentary immunity for opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrezz/EPA

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters today to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence tha(...)

A woman speaks along a flooded street on the outskirts of Trinidad, some 400 km northeast of the Bolivian capital La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters.
Flooding in Bolivia kills 38 people
  • World
  • February 6, 2014, 18:19

Torrential rain and floods in Bolivia have killed 38 people and left many homeless, the government said today.Forecasters are predicting more heavy ra(...)

Film review: All Is Lost

Gravity may have been the best shipwreck film released this year, but JC Chandor’s follow-up to Margin Call certainly runs it close. This is the real (...)

Some 197,000 passengers travelled on the Dublin to Lanzarote route between January and September 2013. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The number of passengers travelling on the London Heathrow to Dublin route have reached their highest levels since the financial crisis began, new (...)

The European Parliament’s resolution follows a submission to the UN of evidence gathered by Michael Dwyer’s family which they say proves their son was summarily executed by Bolivian authorities following a police raid on the hotel where he and  four other men were staying in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.

The European Parliament has called for an international investigation into the deaths of Irishman Michael Dwyer and two other EU nationals at the hand(...)

Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota (left), who resigned afte helping a Bolivian senator who had been accused of corruption, toasts US secretary of state John Kerry before a lunch  in Brasilia this month. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/Reuters

A controversial asylum seeker, a Latin American embassy and a daring escape. The ingredients of the diplomatic drama that has just forced the resignat(...)

The native of Aymara is illiterate, speaks no Spanish and has no teeth.

If Bolivia’s state records are correct there’s a man living in a remote village in the Andes who is 123 years of age.According to baptism records, Car(...)

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica (L) and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro hold talks at Havana’s Revolution Palace. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/Reuters.

Cuban president Raul Castro used a television address marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban revolution to assure the public that a (...)

Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer assisting former US whistleblower Edward Snowden, speaks to the media at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow yesterday. Snowden has no immediate plans to leave Russia, said Kucherena, who is assisting him in his request for temporary asylum. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Edward Snowden’s month-long stay at Moscow airport appeared no closer to ending yesterday after reports that the US whistleblower had been permitted t(...)

A thing of the past? Farc soldiers parading in the main square of San Vicente del Caguán, in what was then rebel-controlled southern Colombia in 2001. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

When the Farc guerrilla movement’s chief peace negotiator said this week that Colombia’s half-century civil war was drawing to a close, it was just th(...)

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