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    1. April 20, 2016

      Cuba pops the bubble of high expectations

      It was an overdue correction in the year-long bull market for expectations of rapid change in Cuba.  Ever since Barack...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Cuban Communist party re-elects Raúl Castro

      Cuba’s Communist party re-elected Raúl Castro and a hardline ideologue to its two top posts on Tuesday, dashing hopes...

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    1. April 15, 2016

      Cubans look to Communist Party Congress for evidence of reforms

      Oslavi Ramirez wistfully imagines the day when he can freely buy the cheese, tomato paste and disinfectant he needs to...

    2. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Colombia starts peace talks with ELN rebels

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that, after two years of back-channel talks, his...

    3. March 17, 2016

      Colombia’s guerrillas seek the civilian life

      First, Fidel Castro swapped his military fatigues for trainers and tracksuit. Then Hugo Chávez followed. Now the latest...

    4. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    5. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Fed rate rise: a reminder of the world in 2006

      The Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2006, a year when sub-prime had yet to...

    6. November 20, 2015

      White House caught off guard by refugee backlash

      Mohammed was driving a taxi and enjoying life playing soccer in Homs when Syria descended into civil war in 2011....

    7. August 14, 2015

      The List: Four surprising musical adventures

      Renowned for their dark sense of humour and willingness to grapple with totalitarian imagery — they once told a French...

    8. August 14, 2015

      John Kerry urges democracy on Cuba in break with cold war

      Slideshow: Cuba comes in from the cold The US and Cuba have decided to “stop being the prisoners of history”, John...

    9. August 14, 2015

      US raises flag over embassy in Havana

      Slideshow: Cuba comes in from the cold The US reopened its embassy in Havana on Friday, ending a diplomatic freeze with...

    10. May 21, 2015

      Cuba: Showtime in Havana

      Cuba: Show and tell It is a hot day in central Havana and the doorman at the Television Ballet building is asleep in...

    11. April 17, 2015

      Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president

      The more things change, the more they can stay the same. Last week, Raúl Castro launched into a long speech against the...

    12. March 15, 2015

      EU foreign policy chief to visit Cuba as relations with west thaw

      The EU’s foreign policy chief is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of the rapid thaw in relations between...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Students of Castro

      Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. August 7, 2013

      Cuban exiles and their curious vigil

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

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. February 25, 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,...

    38. 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...

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