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The bullet-pen is a joint creation of Comombia’s education ministry, using deactivated bullets which had been carried by soldiers in combat. The sentence printed on the case reads “Bullets wrote our past. Education (will write) our future”. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will use a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a h(...)

Colombian government press representative Marcela Duran and Farc representative Luis Alberto Alban announce that both sides have agreed a ‘definitive’ ceasefire. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

Colombia’s government and leftist Farc rebels said on Wednesday they had reached agreement on a definitive ceasefire that would end hostilities in the(...)

People look at the arrival of US Carnival cruise ship Adonia at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba’s 1959 revolution, Cuba. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

The first US cruise ship in nearly 40 years has crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana, restarting commercial travel on waters th(...)

Cuban former leader Fidel Castro during his appearence in public made  in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Cuban state television/EPA

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro (89) made a rare appearance outside his home on Thursday, visiting a school to mark the birthday of a late revolu(...)

A poster bearing a youthful image  of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro (89) on  a street in Havana earlier this month.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

Retired leader Fidel Castro accused US President Barack Obama of sweet-talking the Cuban people during his visit to the island last week and of ignori(...)

US president Barack Obama dances the tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Barack Obama is tangoing into history, and there’s something perfect about that. The tango has been described as vertical solitude. And this president(...)

Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

A Cuban military band played “The Star-Spangled Banner” under a billowing Cuban flag as the US president and a Cuban Politburo member appeared side by(...)

Cuban president Raúl Castro   attends US president Barack Obama’s speech at the  Gran Teatro in Havana, Cuba: Mr Obama said  there was “an evolution” and “a generational change” taking place inside Cuba. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP

US president Barack Obama told the Cuban people in a televised address that he had come to Havana on his historic visit “to bury the last remnant of (...)

A woman sports a T-shirt in the livery of the US flag while riding pillion on a motorcycle in Havana. Photograph: Getty Images

“It’s the hardest thing in the world,” says Yamis Lidbring (35) of trying to afford nappies for her five-month-old son, Jason Alexander. Her baby sit(...)

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