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    1. January 9, 2015

      Rumours of Fidel Castro’s death swirl in Cuba and on social media

      Rumours that Fidel Castro is dead swept through Havana and Twitter on Friday, fanned by the revolutionary leader’s year-long...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Wednesday that it is willing to hold...

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    1. December 23, 2014

      US ‘war’ with Cuba ends with no clear winners

      In a televised response this weekend to Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes in US policy towards Cuba, Raúl...

    2. December 21, 2014

      Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

      Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president, spoke for many when she remarked last week that US President Barack Obama’s move to...

    3. December 21, 2014

      On Cuba, both right and left are right and wrong

      For a long time I kept my views on US policy towards Cuba secret from my family. My parents were both born on the island,...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2014

      Ending the cycle in Havana

      A bicycle is parked under pictures of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s...

    5. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    6. The World

      December 17, 2014

      Cigars all round: the thaw in US-Cuba relations

      It was on February 7 1962 that John F Kennedy signed the US policy now known as the Cuban embargo into law. The day before,...

    7. April 18, 2014

      Gabriel García Márquez, author, 1927-2014

      Gabriel García Márquez, the revered Colombian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, and once described...

    8. April 17, 2014

      Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

      Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel laureate author of the epic novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, died in Mexico City on...

    9. The World

      January 3, 2014

      Cuba cars

      Cuba has long had the kind of car fleet that passes for contemporary in much of the developing world – a mix of late model...

    10. The World

      November 22, 2013

      Smart reads November 22, 2013

      By Luisa Frey ♦ In India, prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi captures the attention of both bitter enemies and...

    11. November 8, 2013

      Master of rum who shook Bacardi into a cocktail of brands

      As head of Bacardi, Manuel Cutillas launched the rum producer’s transformation into the multi-brand global enterprise it is...

    12. October 3, 2013

      Cuba’s new port offers a small opening to the global economy

      When Havana hosts its annual international trade jamboree next month, officials will be sure to tout Cuba’s new container...

    13. September 6, 2013

      In tech we trust

      One November evening in 1989 I was loafing in my room at university when a friend began thumping on the door. “What is it?”...

    14. August 14, 2013

      Fidel Castro lauds North Korea as UN inspects weapons cargo

      HAVANA - Pyongyang gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former president Fidel Castro said on Wednesday as the...

    15. August 7, 2013

      Cuban exiles and their curious vigil

      Every August, a distinguished group of Cuban-American scholars – from Harvard sociologists to moonlighting International...

    16. June 27, 2013

      Ports: Bright shipping forecast follows investment plan

      When Fidel Castro set sail from Tuxpan bound for Cuba on the 60ft cabin cruiser, Granma, he could never have imagined the...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      May 1, 2013

      Fidel, Che and Chávez

      Ramon Espinosa/AP People hold up images showing Fidel Castro, second from right, Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez,...

    18. March 9, 2013

      Colombian guerrillas free German hostages

      Colombian guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, has freed two German hostages that had been captured in...

    19. March 8, 2013

      What’s left of the Latin left?

      Three weeks before Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, Yoani Sánchez, Cuba’s best-known pro-democracy blogger,...

    20. The World

      March 6, 2013

      Was Chavez the last of a kind?

      In recent years, it was Hugo Chávez – far more than Fidel Castro – who was the international face of Latin American...

    21. March 5, 2013

      End of Chávismo spells woe for Castros

      Havana was full of whispers. Cuban officials traded on rumours of the great man’s health. For some, his heartbeat was almost...

    22. February 24, 2013

      Castro to step down but not until 2018

      Raúl Castro accepted a new five-year term as Cuban president on Sunday promising that it would also be his last, thereby...

    23. February 8, 2013

      In Castro, a glimpse of Chávez’s future

      Last Sunday the world had its first proper sighting in almost three years of a once limelight-hogging leader. It was Fidel...

    24. January 13, 2013

      The Week Ahead: January 14 – January 20

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Retailers on display • See a full guide to the week’s Economic data Long-running...

    25. January 13, 2013

      The Week Ahead: January 28 – February 3

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Payrolls data due in US as GDP growth eases • See a full guide to the week’s...

    26. December 10, 2012

      Chávez departs

      On Friday, Hugo Chávez seemed in ebullient form. Returning to Caracas from cancer treatment in Havana, he asked jovially:...

    27. The World

      December 10, 2012

      Glimpsing the outline of a post-Chávez Venezuela

      A supporter of Hugo Chavez at a rally on December 9 (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty) 2013 may well be the year that biology trumps...

    28. December 6, 2012

      Brazilian architect Niemeyer dies

      Oscar Niemeyer, the architect who designed some of the world’s greatest modernist buildings, in the process shaping the...

    29. November 30, 2012

      Cuban revolutionaries

      Last December in Miami, on a sunny afternoon during Art Basel, Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros turned the elegant...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. The World

      September 6, 2012

      Obama banks on ‘big Mo’ from Charlotte

      If Twitter is any guide then Barack Obama may have extracted from Charlotte what Mitt Romney singularly failed to get last...

    33. 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...

    34. July 6, 2012

      Film star with a cause

      La Bodeguita del Medio is a crowded bar in Old Havana, once a bohemian haunt, now a tourist trap with a three-piece band...

    35. July 5, 2012

      Murder on the narrative express

      Episode movies. Portmanteau features telling separate stories. Don’t they drive you up the wall? For the filmgoer they are...

    36. June 21, 2012

      Cubans baffled as Fidel turns to Haiku

      The famously verbose Fidel Castro has begun writing 150 to 250-character notes in the cryptic style of the haiku poem,...

    37. June 15, 2012

      Sign of the times as autographs escalate

      It’s always tempting to see autographs as the preserve of star-struck teenagers – though Facebook “friending” and Twitter...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 25, 2012

      bb review: Juan of the Dead

      “They are zombies! They are the living dead!” explains a mysterious preacher towards the end of Cuban zombie comedy flick...

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