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    1. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      We may never see $100 oil again. That’s according to Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, who said Opec producers would not...

    2. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a...

    1. July 6, 2013

      Bolivian president to offer Edward Snowden asylum ‘if asked’

      Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president, on Saturday said he would grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former National...

    2. July 6, 2013

      Venezuelan president offers asylum to Snowden

      Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro late on Friday said he was willing to offer asylum to Edward Snowden in the latest...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 22, 2013

      Colombia's Mineros bets on Nicaraguan gold

      The move by Mineros, Colombia’s leading gold producer to acquire a majority stake in Nicaragua’s Hemco, highlights two...

    4. January 10, 2013

      Absent Chávez wins show of solidarity

      Latin American leaders and a multitude of chavistas assembled in Caracas on Thursday to mark the beginning of Hugo...

    5. beyondbrics

      June 18, 2012

      Nicaragua's "pharaonic" canal project

      Nicaragua may be a small and very poor country but its president, Daniel Ortega, certainly thinks big. His latest...

    6. beyondbrics

      February 21, 2012

      Mining central America: easier said than done

      There’s gold in them thar Central American hills. Gold and several other valuable minerals. Mining companies,...

    7. The World

      January 12, 2012

      Ahmadi-Nejad's perplexing Latin love-in

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad’s “Hate America Tour” continues. First stop was the obligatory visit to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela,...

    8. November 7, 2011

      Ortega heads for re-election in Nicaragua

      Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s former Marxist guerrilla leader, was heading on Monday for a second consecutive term in...

    9. The World

      November 7, 2011

      Latin American strength comes in myriad guises

      Two ghosts from the Cold War returned to haunt Central America this weekend. Or so some believe. In Nicaragua, Sunday’s...

    10. November 7, 2011

      Ortega set for Nicaragua poll landslide

      MANAGUA, Nov 6 - Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla leader, appears to be heading for a landslide...

    11. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2011

      London headlines

      * Greece to form coalition government * G20 seeks more talks on eurozone crisis * BP’s $7bn Argentina disposal...

    12. November 3, 2011

      Daniel Ortega heads for third term

      Ivania Leiva lives on the western fringes of Managua with her extended family of 12 in a single room with five beds....

    13. July 18, 2011

      Venezuelan exiles plot return from Miami

      It is a nondescript corner of Miami where the maize “arepas” taste just like at home, the lavatory paper is printed...

    14. February 25, 2011

      Gaddafi’s LatAm allies tread carefully

      The upheaval in Libya has put Muammer Gaddafi’s traditional Latin American leftist allies in an awkward bind, with...

    15. August 7, 2009

      Putin has misread his Georgian lesson

      There is a dreadful sense of déjà vu to the sight of Vladimir Putin parading bare-chested for photographers while on...

    16. July 1, 2009

      A dangerous coup

      Gideon Rachman's blog: The news of the military coup in Honduras provides an unpleasant flash-back to the period when...

    17. The World

      June 30, 2009

      Back to black in Central America?

      The news of the military coup in Honduras provides an unplesant flash-back to the period when Central America was one...

    18. June 30, 2009

      Coup feeds leftist leaders' fear of return to crisis

      Leftwing Latin American presidents held an emergency meeting in Nicaragua yesterday to try to restore order to...

    19. June 8, 2009

      UN's turbulent priest refuses to go quietly

      Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly - in office for a year - have little time to make themselves at...

    20. June 7, 2009

      UN’s turbulent priest refuses to go quietly

      Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly – in office for a year – have little time to make themselves at home....

    21. September 14, 2008

      Summit seeks to end Bolivian flare-up

      Latin American leaders gather in Chile on Monday to seek a diplomatic solution to a dramatic upsurge of violence in...

    22. November 12, 2007

      Spanish king tells Chávez to shut up

      King Juan Carlos of Spain lost his royal cool at the weekend when he snapped at Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's outspoken...

    23. November 11, 2007

      Spanish king tells Chávez to shut up

      King Juan Carlos of Spain lost his royal cool at the weekend when he snapped at Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s outspoken...

    24. August 20, 2007

      The revolutionary, the lender and the box of cigars

      Having helped Jamaica restructure its debts in the late 1970s, Bill Rhodes was called in to do the same for Nicaragua...

    25. August 13, 2007

      Talk to the bad men too

      In the 1980s I travelled many times to Nicaragua, where I met President Daniel Ortega. At the height of the cold war, I...

    26. June 19, 2007

      Castro reasserts grip with ‘manifesto’

      A still convalescing Fidel Castro appeared to reassert his leadership over Cuba on Monday, issuing a “manifesto” in...

    27. June 19, 2007

      Convalescent Castro reasserts grip with 'manifesto'

      A still convalescing Fidel Castro appeared to reassert his leadership over Cuba yesterday, issuing a "manifesto" in...

    28. April 23, 2007

      Mexico’s Catholics battle to stop abortion bill

      Some 2,000 Roman Catholic faithful, many of them in holy orders, marched through central Mexico City at the weekend on...

    29. January 17, 2007

      Minister vows to pursue economic stability

      Alberto Guevara, Nicaragua's finance minister, has sent a clear message to investors that the new Sandinista...

    30. January 16, 2007

      Nicaragua promises to ease plight of poor

      Barely 24 hours have passed since Alberto Guevara, Nicaragua’s newly appointed finance minister, moved into his office...

    31. January 14, 2007

      Brazil roads U-turn puts spotlight on statists

      The timing could hardly have done more to suggest that Latin America is shifting towards state control of the economy....

    32. January 12, 2007

      Chávez outlines package of aid for Nicaragua

      Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's leftwing president, yesterday outlined a potentially huge social and economic assistance...

    33. January 11, 2007

      Ortega back in office in Nicaragua

      Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s former leftwing rebel leader and one-time enemy of Washington, on Wednesday returned to...

    34. January 10, 2007

      Nicaragua is caught between a new friend and an old enemy

      For as long as anyone cares to remember, José Benito Estrada Ceveño has been living with his 11 children on the...

    35. January 9, 2007

      Chávez shifts up a gear in his drive for ‘21st-century socialism’

      When, a little more than a month ago, Hugo Chávez secured a landslide victory in presidential elections, the...

    36. January 7, 2007

      Venezuela aid cements ties with Nicaragua

      A potentially huge economic and social-assistance package from Venezuela to Nicaragua, to be announced this week, will...

    37. January 7, 2007

      Venezuela aid to cement Ortega ties

      A potentially huge economic and social-assistance package from Caracas to Nicaragua to be announced this week will help...

    38. January 7, 2007

      In the Spotlight: Daniel Ortega’s long road back to power

      In 1990, shortly after losing the presidential election, Daniel Ortega stood in one of Managua’s main squares, publicly...

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