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    1. February 12, 2016

      Free Lunch: Lifting the resource curse

      Choice, not fate “Oil will bring us ruin. It’s the devil’s excrement. We are drowning in the devil’s excrement.” Surely...

    2. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2016

      China doubles bets on ailing Latin American economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University As Western-backed development banks and the private sector are on the retreat...

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    1. The New Bolivia

      Bolivia has experienced profound transformation since Evo Morales became the first ind...
    2. Investing in the Pacific Alliance Countries

      The members of the Pacific Alliance — Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia — are more sta...
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    1. January 29, 2016

      Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize 2015 winner: ‘Dreams of the sea’, by Laurence Blair

      Second Lieutenant Nicolas Espejo serves in the navy of a landlocked nation. The 23-year-old commands at Puerto Busch,...

    2. January 25, 2016

      Mauricio Macri steps up fight against Argentina drug traffickers

      Argentina’s Mauricio Macri is stepping up the fight against drug trafficking as the reformist president seeks to...

    3. January 21, 2016

      Our Brand Is Crisis — film review: ‘Lumpen’

      Bolivia is the country where famous people go to die. Butch and Sundance; Che Guevara; now Sandra Bullock. The Gravity...

    4. January 19, 2016

      Latam faces longest recession since 1980s

      Latin America will suffer a second straight year of recession in 2016, the first time it has seen back-to-back years of...

    5. December 22, 2015

      Bolivia: why it is an inspiration for Jeremy Corbyn

      Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s Labour leader, has said that one of the countries he most admires is Bolivia. One of Latin...

    6. November 25, 2015

      Mauricio Macri will make a difference beyond Argentina

      This is how socialism ends, not with a bang but with a squeaker. After a commanding lead during the run-up to Sunday’s...

    7. November 25, 2015

      Frontier markets struggle to break through

      Frontier markets are sometimes referred to as pre-emerging economies in the belief that they will one day graduate to...

    8. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s tourism sector wants to go upmarket

      Not so long ago it was rare to come across lodgings in Bolivia that could be described as chic. But the country is...

    9. October 26, 2015

      How soya wealth is changing the Bolivia’s Santa Cruz province

      Hopping off a horse-drawn cart in the isolated Mennonite community of Manitoba, Johan Peters admits it is inconvenient...

    10. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia wants to become the energy heart of South America

      Daylight was fading on Bolivia’s southern border and the flames were dying down on the pyre where a baby llama had been...

    11. October 26, 2015

      An influence too far

      Evo Morales faces a challenge every bit as great as the looming effects of any gas or commodity price crash. This one,...

    12. October 26, 2015

      The historical roots of the Morales revolution

      On my first field trip as head of the UN mission to Bolivia in 1960, I accompanied the minister for rural affairs to a...

    13. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s mining co-operatives demanding greater investment

      Sometimes the mining industry hits a mother lode, a body of ore so rich that it shapes an entire nation. Five hundred...

    14. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s leftist revolution underpinned by consumer boom

      A giant new mural embellishes the interior of one of Bolivia’s finance ministry buildings; one that would have made the...

    15. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s indigenous groups must preserve their identity

      Sprawled over a high plateau above La Paz, El Alto is arguably Latin America’s largest indigenous city. It seems an...

    16. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s ‘jungle Baroque’ music sees revival

      Father Piotr Nawrot’s face glows as he examines a carefully restored fragment of the score from a rare Baroque mass....

    17. October 26, 2015

      Evo Morales: president, or president for life?

      When Evo Morales was a poor youngster herding llamas on the shores of Lake Poopó on Bolivia’s high plains, he learnt...

    18. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s investment drive is likely to be a hard slog

      It should be a truth universally acknowledged that centre-right governments in Latin America do not know their...

    19. October 26, 2015

      Bolivian president Evo Morales: Man of the people

      Evo Morales is probably the most travelled of Bolivia’s 63 heads of state since its foundation in 1825, even though...

    20. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance countries draw strength from liberal worldview

      Economic integration is often presented as a matter of intensified cross-border activity. As such, the Pacific Alliance...

    21. July 6, 2015

      Pope prepares to take his fight for the poor to Latin America

      Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking encyclical letter on climate change, Pope Francis on Monday begins a week-long...

    22. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela...

    23. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      Bolivia: lower gas prices and Andean deities

      Evo Morales was sworn in for his third consecutive term as president of Bolivia on Thursday. Before that, on Wednesday,...

    24. December 4, 2014

      Bolivia’s indigenous people flaunt their new-found wealth

      It is more than 20 years since Rosalío Vera left Bolivia to seek his fortune in the bright lights of Argentina’s...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      Bolivia facing up to lower gas export prices

      Bolivia, a key supplier of gas to the southern half of Latin America, is facing potentially harder times as falling...

    26. October 15, 2014

      Morales says ‘Evo for ever’ is not on the cards in Bolivia

      Evo Morales has every reason to smile. Bolivia’s incumbent president has just won a third term in a landslide election...

    27. The World

      October 13, 2014

      Why third time might be unlucky for Evo Morales

      After changing the constitution so he could run again, Evo Morales has just won another term as president of Bolivia –...

    28. October 13, 2014

      Bolivia’s Evo Morales secures redistributionist mandate

      Chants of “Evo once again!” resounded outside Bolivia’s presidential palace on Sunday night in celebration of a third...

    29. October 13, 2014

      Morales wins third presidential term in Bolivia

      Evo Morales won a third term as Bolivian president by a landslide on Sunday, according to exit polls, cementing his...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Wealth redistribution and Bolivia's boom

      Bolivian minister of rural development Carlos Romero (L), Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Bolivian...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: how Latin America is making the case for green growth

      By Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell of the Inter-American Dialogue As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in...

    32. October 10, 2014

      Evo Morales heads for third term in Bolivia

      On the shores of Lake Titicaca, the university chancellor stands before Bolivia’s two official flags – the national...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 1, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - “If Blair was Teflon man, Brown was Bostik man.” - The ECB and the Bundesbank. - An Olivier...

    34. beyondbrics

      August 25, 2014

      Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

      Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to...

    35. August 19, 2014

      Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

      Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

    36. August 1, 2014

      The world calls time on western rules

      Two months ago the hands on the clock on the Congress building in Bolivia began to move anticlockwise. This was not a...

    37. August 1, 2014

      Modi’s move to thwart WTO deal causes confusion

      As a means to trim the bureaucratic impediments to global commerce, the World Trade Organisation’s...

    38. July 29, 2014

      Business presses India to drop objections to trade deal

      Business groups have called on India to drop its objections to an international deal to ease the flow of goods through...

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