Latin America

Obama's unfinished Cuba business

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


Climate change: Europe's unfinished business

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

by 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


Is the US 'losing' Latin America?

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

by 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.


Costa Rica to probe US anti-Cuba programme

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


Germany surge to the top

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


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


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.