Havana

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Martha Amorocho, whose two sons, Alejandro and Juan Carlos, were caught up in the bombing at El Nogal. Alejandro died and Juan Carlos was badly injured. Photograph: David McKechnie

It was a Friday evening when Martha Amorocho, her husband Francisco and their 20-year-old son Alejandro arrived back at their apartment in the financi(...)

Tanja Niemeijer, a Dutch-born Farc guerrilla who was on the insurgent group’s negotiating team during peace talks in Havana, photographed in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year. Photograph: David McKechnie

It says something for the trajectory of Tanja Nijmeijer’s life that her role as one of Farc’s principal negotiators in Havana is one of the things for(...)

Commander Olmedo Ruiz with his dog, Costenho, of the Farc’s 57th Front at the demobilisation camp in Chocó, Colombia, on March 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Julieta Aponte

In a small clearing in a seemingly endless jungle of plantain trees, two austere, uniformed men sit with assault rifles in their laps. Cloud cover has(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

The famous poster (right) of Che Guevara created by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, and an image of Camilo Guevara (left) given a similar treatment. Illustration: Paul Scott

Even Camilo Guevara sometimes struggles to separate the man from the myth. For those who never met him, Che Guevara is an elusive character, an amalga(...)

A public wifi hotspot in Havana: In 2015, the Cuban government opened the first public wifi spots. It also reduced prices and increased speeds for internet access at state-run cybercafes. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Wifi, wifi,” calls Frank Rodriguez, sitting on a park bench as the morning crowds hurry past. Most of Parque Centre, on one of Havana’s most famous (...)

 Cardinal Jaime Ortega  arriving at the Cathedral of Havana to celebrate his last mass as Archbishop  on May 7th, 2016. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

In May 2014, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the long-time archbishop of Havana and one of the most influential political figures in Cuba, travelled to Washin(...)

A classic car in a Habana Vieja street in Havana: For many Cubans, the question is how to open up in ways that allow society to protect the achievements of the revolution. Photograph: Alvaro Fuente/NurPhoto/Getty

It’s almost midnight, and the queue stretches so far down the street that it disappears into the dark Havana night. The music seems to be pulsing ou(...)

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, in Paston near Peterborough, Britain, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Opposition parties matter only inasmuch as they stake a claim to office. The weather is made by those who wield power or those with a reasonable expec(...)

Five of the key trends in Marks & Spencer’s new spring summer collection, unveiled in Dublin today:  From left, Havana, Simply Elevated, Earth, The Event Edit and Craftwork

Belinda Earl, style director at Marks & Spencer, paid a rare visit to Dublin today (dressed in a handsome navy power suit) to present the season’s(...)

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