Meeting him was to connect to the golden line of British scholar-traveller-adventurers from Patrick Leigh Fermor to Gavin Young
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Friday 20 December 2013
Despite possible appearances some animal charities have got their priorities right
Wednesday 18 December 2013
The actor released a statement to confirm he was with a New York businessman who had been spirited out of Bolivia after spending over two years in captivity for crimes he claims he did not commit
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Officials in La Paz launch inquiry as dissident leaves country with the aid of Brazilian embassy
Saturday 13 July 2013
Fugitive from US intelligence services emerges from hiding at Moscow airport and says he wants to be allowed to fly to Latin America
Edward Snowden: 'US will say I aided our enemies,' says NSA whistleblower in newly released video interview
Monday 08 July 2013
Edward Snowden, the 30-year-old wanted by American authorities for leaking information about classified US surveillance programs, predicted he would be seen in violation of the Espionage Act and that the “US government will say I aided our enemies”.
Saturday 06 July 2013
WikiLeaks says Snowden has applied to six new countries in his quest for asylum, bringing the total approached worldwide up to 27
South American nations to hold summit over grounding of Bolivian president Evo Morales' plane, as France apologises
Thursday 04 July 2013
The 12-nation Unasur bloc meeting as regional leaders express anger over incident
Thursday 04 July 2013
Grounding President’s plane was an ‘act of aggression’ that will result in complaint to UN
The match that got really Messi: Lionel Messi sick on pitch after struggling to breathe at altitude during Argentina World Cup qualifier with Bolivia
Wednesday 27 March 2013
The Barcelona striker was ill due to the high altitude of Argentina's match
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Glaciers in the Andes have shrunk by up to 50 per cent since the 1970s, and some could disappear altogether, a study warns.
Thursday 10 January 2013
Thousands of supporters of Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace in Caracas today in an alternative inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.
Sunday 16 December 2012
A third of the Earth's land surface is classified as desert, from the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica to the North African Sahara – and it is a subject that represents a life's passion for landscape photographer George Steinmetz. Inspired by a hitchhiking trip across North Africa in the 1970s, the American aerial artist has spent the past 15 years documenting deserts from above.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is clearly a fan of lexical clarity – last week, he put a motion to congress to change his country's name from the United Mexican States to, simply, Mexico. It would put Mexicans in a select group of countries without the need to point out that they're an Independent Democratic Republic of Whatever (well done, Canada, Malaysia, Georgia and others).
Tips and deals of the week: The Bak'tun Route, Air Europe to Bolivia and Kuoni honeymoons at John Lewis
Sunday 18 November 2012
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for his photograph of Bolivian woman who (only reluctantly) agreed to have her portrait taken.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'