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  1. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Out of Africa: mobile phone banking surges in EM

    Increasing numbers among an estimated 2.5bn “unbanked” people in poorer countries are turning to their mobile phones to pay...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2014

    Bolivia's Evo Morales: part-time pro footballer

    Once the first indigenous president of an impoverished country with an Indian majority has established his authority,...

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  1. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    S&P upgrades Bolivia amid upbeat growth outlook

    Bolivia, long associated with poverty and more recently state takeovers, seems to be riding high and enjoying a growing...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    IDB: LatAm lagging behind on broadband access

    Latin America and the Caribbean have some catching up to do in the provision of broadband internet services, according to a...

  3. May 8, 2014

    The salvager of lost languages

    Rotten teeth are a professional hazard for Greg Anderson. Not his own, but his research subjects’, many of whom are elderly...

  4. April 23, 2014

    Latin rebels turn to pragmatism

    Last year Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s leftist president, swore her country would never devalue. Then, in January, it...

  5. February 26, 2014

    Compensation deal overshadows quarterly results

    Repsol’s compensation deal with Argentina overshadowed the release of the group’s fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday,...

  6. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2014

    Venezuela's social gains are under threat - but from whom?

    When 1m protesting Brazilians took to the streets last year, Dilma Rousseff, the president, sought to defuse their...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Bolivia vs Rurelec: paying one way or another

    In the last week an international court ordered Bolivia to pay $41m in compensation to UK-based power generator Rurelec for...

  8. February 2, 2014

    Bolivia ordered to pay UK power company $41m over nationalised assets

    Bolivia must pay $41m in compensation to UK-based power generator Rurelec for the nationalisation of its assets after an...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    Chile and Peru: making up and moving on

    It has been a while coming but after a UN ruling on Monday it is finally time for Chile and Peru to put their maritime...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Muddy time on the Dakar Rally

    Juan Karita/AP After falling from his motorbike, Stephane Hamard of France gets help during the seventh stage of the Dakar...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2014

    No easy start for Chile's Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president elect, might well be excused for thinking she’s under fire from a new Triple Alliance....

  12. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    Guest post: ending 400 years of solitude

    For much of their history, the economies of Latin America have been isolated not only from the rest of the world but also...

  13. December 6, 2013

    WTO global trade deal nears approval

    Ministers from around the world were set on Saturday to seal the first global trade deal in almost two decades in a move...

  14. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2013

    Bolivia: banks start to feel the hand of the state

    Bolivia, often labelled as one of South America’s poorest countries, might pull a surprise in 2o13: the IMF expects this...

  15. November 17, 2013

    Chile, Peru and Colombia lead growth in Andes region

    After a year of sluggish returns in “sounder” emerging markets across the globe, many investors have been searching for...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Tunisia downgraded 2 notches by Fitch

    Tunisia became the third African sovereign to be downgraded by rating agency Fitch in October on Wednesday, alongside Zambia...

  17. October 11, 2013

    First Person: Margaret Anstee

    Dame Margaret Anstee has travelled widely around Bolivia ever since she first went there in 1960, as UN head of mission, and...

  18. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2013

    Bolivia: not all investors are equal

    Critics of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing president, say his enthusiasm for nationalisation is such that there will soon be...

  19. September 5, 2013

    KNOC looks to sell lossmaking Harvest Energy

    Korea National Oil Corp plans to sell Harvest Energy, its lossmaking Canadian subsidiary, as South Korea’s government steps...

  20. August 27, 2013

    Minister’s departure aims to defuse Brazil-Bolivia tensions

    The Brazilian government has fired its foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, after members of its own diplomatic staff...

  21. August 27, 2013

    Brazil’s foreign minister resigns amid Bolivia spat

    BRASÍLIA, August 26 – Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota resigned on Monday after one of his diplomats acknowledged...

  22. August 18, 2013

    Not all forms of resource nationalism are alike

    When Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s most revered president, took the then revolutionary step of nationalising Mexico’s oil...

  23. August 13, 2013

    Oil majors welcome Mexico’s opening of energy sector to outsiders

    Oil companies gave a thumbs-up to Mexico’s planned energy reform, but said the government will have to offer competitive...

  24. August 9, 2013

    Bolivia’s LAB airline: We regret to announce

    A truck laden with wooden crates rumbled into the­ ­provincial Bolivian town of Cochabamba in September 1925. Its payload...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    August 1, 2013

    Moscow beat

    Grigory Dukor/Reuters Russian police officers stand outside the embassy of Venezuela in Moscow on Thursday, the same day it...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    McDonald's: EM pioneer

    It’s quicker to list the countries where McDonald’s isn’t present than the ones where it is. The US fast food franchise now...

  27. July 5, 2013

    Bolivia threatens to close US embassy over plane incident

    Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is considering closing the US embassy in La Paz, in the latest ripple resulting from the...

  28. July 3, 2013

    Russian glee at US fades as Snowden stays

    When Edward Snowden, the former security contractor turned whistleblower, flew to Moscow on June 23 – apparently en route to...

  29. July 3, 2013

    Brazil condemns Europe for Bolivian aircraft diversion

    Latin American governments have responded furiously to the forced landing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet in Austria...

  30. July 2, 2013

    Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

    Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

  31. July 2, 2013

    The strange case of Edward Snowden

    The plight of Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor, worsens by the day. Last month he leaked...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2013

    Ecuador: saying goodbye to US trade preferences?

    Ricardo Patiño, Ecuador’s foreign minister, said on Monday from a hotel in Hanoi that his country was “considering” an...

  33. May 19, 2013

    Organisation of American States calls for debate on cannabis laws

    The Organisation of American States says some countries should consider decriminalising cannabis amid increased frustration...

  34. May 17, 2013

    Gustu, Bolivia

    I have never yet devoted this column to a restaurant I have not eaten in. But I believe the story of Gustu in La Paz,...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2013

    Spain's economic crisis: as seen through remittance flows

    Spain’s economic crisis is writ large in the Inter-American Development Bank’s latest statistics on remittance flows to...

  36. May 1, 2013

    Bolivian president expels US aid agency

    Bolivia’s president threatened a further deterioration of relations with Washington on Wednesday by demanding that the US...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    Beefing up PetroPeru... with Repsol?

    Ollanta Humala, Peru’s president, likes to keep everyone on their toes when it comes to his ideology. Having swapped his...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Bolivia court clears Evo Morales’ bid to run for third term * India’s opposition hits out over border dispute with China *...

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