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  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 Security...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 Chávez’s...

  2. 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 proposal...

  3. 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, especially...

  4. 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, the...

  5. 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 office...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2011

    London headlines

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

  9. 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. Light...

  10. 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 with...

  11. 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 Venezuela...

  12. 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 holiday...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 of the...

  15. 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 Honduras...

  16. 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 home. But...

  17. 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. But...

  18. 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 Bolivia...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 after...

  22. 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 was...

  23. 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 which he...

  24. 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 which...

  25. 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 a...

  26. 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 government led...

  27. 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 in...

  28. 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....

  29. 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 package...

  30. 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 power...

  31. 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 outskirts of...

  32. 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 iconoclastic...

  33. 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 help...

  34. 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 kill...

  35. 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...

  36. December 23, 2006

    Old enemies reconciled to rule in Nicaragua

    As a banker, Jaime Morales was an easy target for revolutionary justice in 1980s Nicaragua. His million-dollar mansion was...

  37. December 22, 2006

    Old enemies unite to govern Nicaragua

    As a banker, Jaime Morales was an easy target for revolutionary justice in 1980s Nicaragua. His million-dollar mansion was...

  38. December 4, 2006

    Cubans brace themselves for a post-Castro future

    Fidel Castro proved too ill to attend his 80th birthday festivities and a military parade last week, convincing diplomats...

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