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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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