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  1. April 14, 2014

    Le Frisco, Mauritania

    Where: Nouakchott, Mauritania WiFi: Yes, free Plug sockets: Yes Price of a coffee: 700 ouguiya ($2.40) Open: Sun-Thurs,...

  2. August 16, 2013

    Devil’s advocate who leapt to the side of the indefensible

    Anti-colonialist, iconoclast and lawyer, Jacques Vergès was a Frenchman who gained international renown for defending some...

  1. May 3, 2013

    In praise of revolution

    Durga, a 16-armed Indian goddess able to slay demons while astride a tiger, and Virupaksha, the Chinese guardian king of the...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 19, 2013

    Greek pensioners protest

    Aris Messinis/AFP Pensioners shout slogans and hold a flag depicting Che Guevara during an anti-austerity demonstration in...

  3. October 26, 2012

    Fidel Castro reflections fade to a shadow

    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro delivered some truly historic news to the world and his people this week, and it wasn’t...

  4. The World

    October 24, 2012

    Fidel is alive, but Che may be dying

    (JUAN CARLOS BORJAS/AFP/Getty Images) And so it was, again. After persistent rumours he was dead, it turned out this week...

  5. September 20, 2012

    Just another bloody day in the underworld

    Everyone is out to kill everyone else in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly. It rains blood. But professional hitman Brad...

  6. September 10, 2012

    Tea strike leaves bitter taste for France

    Behind the gates of a tea factory draped in protest banners, in an office with pictures of Che Guevara hung on the walls,...

  7. August 31, 2012

    A revolutionary idea

    One day, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were knocking up a couple of golf balls at the abandoned Havana Country Club in a...

  8. August 24, 2012

    Fact and fiction

    Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life, by Artur Domoslawski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Verso, RRP£25/$34.95, 464 pages Some...

  9. June 5, 2012

    Return to Greece’s past a radical mistake

    It has become accepted wisdom that Alexis Tsipras, the leftwing Greek politician vying to become the country’s next prime...

  10. March 30, 2012

    The lensman who immortalised Che Guevara

    When French photographer Marc Hutten pushed his way through weeping local villagers into the laundry room of Our Lady of...

  11. February 12, 2012

    Venezuela picks candidate to face Chávez

    Venezuelans voted on Sunday in an opposition primary expected to name a young state governor to challenge Hugo Chávez this...

  12. October 24, 2011

    A penny for the anti-capitalist guy

    Guy Fawkes seems an unlikely man of the moment. On November 5 a few Britons will burn him in effigy on Bonfire Night, a...

  13. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2011

    Bye bye Mr Sugar

    Cuba’s great age of sugar has passed, so too its wealth and with it, now, one of the island’s most astute observers. Jerry...

  14. August 12, 2011

    Redeemers

    While writing his memoirs, Gabriel García Márquez recalled the afternoon in his home village of Aracataca when his...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2011

    Come get your MBA in...Cuba?

    Havana may not yet rival Harvard, but an MBA course is shortly to be launched in the communist-ruled Cuban capital. Che...

  16. June 23, 2011

    Transdniestria: the country that did not come in from the cold

    Neither country nor province: communist symbols on display in Transdniestria Drive two hours east out of Chisinau, Moldova’s...

  17. May 13, 2011

    Man in the News: Alexei Navalny

    He may have been dubbed Russia’s Julian Assange but outwardly there is little Alexei Navalny seems to have in common with...

  18. March 13, 2011

    Clegg makes ‘radical liberal’ pitch to voters

    Nick Clegg told Liberal Democrats to cast aside the “comfort blanket of opposition” and grab the centre ground of British...

  19. December 3, 2010

    Cyber guerrillas can help US

    Just two weeks before WikiLeaks released its diplomatic cables, Alec Ross, a leading proponent of all things digital at the...

  20. December 3, 2010

    The heart and soul of New China

    Merely listing the highlights of Huang Hua’s career, impressive though they are, would be to do him an injustice. For more...

  21. December 2, 2010

    Rise of the corporate insurgents

    Although it sounds like an obscure joke from a cheap Christmas cracker, Usain Bolt, Che Guevara and Richard Branson really...

  22. October 25, 2010

    The Story of Che Guevara

    The Story of Che Guevara, by Lucía Álvarez de Toledo, Quercus, RRP£20, 464 pages Is it a requisite for a competent...

  23. October 2, 2010

    Los de Abajo: Actitud Calle

    Los de Abajo Actitud Calle (Wrasse) The hyper-politicised Mexico City ska punks take up where they left off on 2005’s LDA v...

  24. September 17, 2010

    Man in the News: Raúl Castro

    There are two very different visions of the young Raúl Castro who fought alongside his older brother Fidel and Che Guevara...

  25. August 30, 2010

    Pickles, the Tory hippo in a hurry

    As Conservative party chairman in opposition, Eric Pickles was barely in David Cameron’s outer circle, let alone the inner...

  26. August 13, 2010

    Outside Edge: A real-life flight of fancy for the fed-up

    A swashbuckling new figure has joined the pantheon of folk heroes alongside Robin Hood, Che Guevara and Charlie Chaplin’s...

  27. July 5, 2010

    Cuban cigar maker welcomes increase in millionaires

    Cuba is perhaps best known for cigars and for bucking the status quo, and that certainly is the atmosphere at the...

  28. March 6, 2010

    A legendary catalogue of hair-raising exploits

    Ryszard Kapuscinski, who was born in 1932 to a poor family in Pinsk, in today's Belarus, became Poland's most celebrated...

  29. March 6, 2010

    Outrage at biography of flawed Polish hero

    Poland has few internationally known heroes, and one of them was Ryszard Kapuscinski. He was among the world's best-known...

  30. March 6, 2010

    A legendary catalogue of hair-raising exploits

    Ryszard Kapuscinski, who was born in 1932 to a poor family in Pinsk, in today's Belarus, became Poland's most celebrated...

  31. March 5, 2010

    Outrage at biography of flawed Polish hero

    Poland has few internationally known heroes, and one of them was Ryszard Kapuscinski. He was among the world’s best-known...

  32. March 3, 2010

    Off the beaten path

    Rachman Blog (Daniel Dombey): There was a certain comic opera quality to the Uruguayan presidential inauguration that...

  33. The World

    March 2, 2010

    Clinton in LatAm: Off the diplomatic beaten path

    By Daniel Dombey, US diplomatic correspondent There was a certain comic opera quality to the Uruguayan presidential...

  34. January 21, 2010

    He who learns fast lives longest

    Prison is the best place from which to contemplate freedom: you see it whole as if it were another planet. No wonder so many...

  35. January 20, 2010

    Film releases: January 22

    Prison godfather: Niels Arestrup (right) with Tahar Rahim in ‘A Prophet’ Prison is the best place from which to contemplate...

  36. September 1, 2009

    Gaddafi throws 40th anniversary party

    Dancers rehearse in an open-air theatre in Tripoli Libya has pulled out all the stops to throw a party to celebrate the...

  37. July 24, 2009

    Side of the recession that's far from home

    Brian, a well-spoken, slim Scot in his early 50s, recently had a dream that he was waving a flag with the words bankruptcy...

  38. July 23, 2009

    Side of the recession that’s far from home

    Brian, a well-spoken, slim Scot in his early 50s, recently had a dream that he was waving a flag with the words bankruptcy...

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