Reporter's Notebook

Obama's unfinished Cuba business

Latin American leaders say restoring relations needs to be followed by lifting trade embargo imposed 55 years ago.

Opinion

Climate change: Europe's unfinished business

Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next ele

Jose Maria Figueres

by Jose Maria Figueres

Jose Maria Figueres

Latin America

Fleeing Central America's killing streets

Central America's civil wars and dictatorships in the 1980s helped create the violent situation today, a new report says

Fleeing Central America's killing streets

Opinion

Is the US 'losing' Latin America?

Is growing anxiety that the US is losing its positions in Latin America justified?

Gregory Weeks

by Gregory Weeks

Gregory Weeks

Human Rights

Lampard retires from international football

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, calls time on England career after winning 106 caps and scoring 29 goals.

Lampard retires from international football

Politics

Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba programme

Secret US operation to destabilise Cuba's government used Venezuelans, Costa Ricans and Peruvians.

Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba programme

Sport

Germany surge to the top

World champions top the latest FIFA rankings, Spain slip down to eighth, England lose 10 spots to sit 20th.

Germany surge to the top

Sport

Top 10 moments of Brazil 2014

There was shock and there was awe. There were plenty of goals, tackles, cards and injuries. Here, we list our top 10.

Top 10 moments of Brazil 2014

Sport

Play-off game is pointless: Van Gaal

Dutch manager does not see need for a third-place playoff and regrets not being able to use Tim Krul in the semis.

Play-off game is pointless: Van Gaal

Latin America

A Krul substitution sends Dutch through

Costa Rica suffer penalty blues as substitute Dutch goalie Tim Krul takes his side into the semi-finals of Brazil 2014

A Krul substitution sends Dutch through

Sport

QF preview: Holland v Costa Rica

The Dutch are big favorites to beat Costa Rica, but Los Ticos have prospered with their underdog status in Brazil.

QF preview: Holland v Costa Rica

Sport

The sun shines brightly on CONCACAF in Brazil

Regional hosts have turned out a great performance at Brazil 2014, much better than their European opposition.

The sun shines brightly on CONCACAF in Brazil

Sport

Italy shocked by unfancied Costa Rica

Italy's chances of progress are jolted by Costa Rica who seal their place in the last-16 at Brazil 2014 with the win.

Italy shocked by unfancied Costa Rica

Sport

England stunned by Suarez's double

Luis Suarez scores a brace after returning from injury as Uruguay revive their hopes of qualification for next round.

England stunned by Suarez's double

Sport

Great games, goals will be World Cup legacy

Brazil 2014 has already been a failure and success given the finances spent on it and the thrill witnessed on the field.

Great games, goals will be World Cup legacy