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    1. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Bill Gates’s hen donation plan ruffles feathers in Bolivia

      The trademark anti-Yankeeism of Bolivia’s leftist president Evo Morales has won him accolades as well as enemies. He...

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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. FT Photo Diary

      June 3, 2016

      Disability protest

      Demonstrators with a physical disability stand in front a riot police barricade during a protest calling on the...

    2. May 17, 2016

      Firm economics help Bolivia buck commodities downturn

      Few countries can claim to have bucked today’s global trend for collapsing commodity prices and the chaos this brings...

    3. May 6, 2016

      ‘I turned electronic waste into robots’

      I was only 10 when I first watched the Pixar film Wall-E in 2008. I immediately liked the character — that small, ugly,...

    4. The World

      April 16, 2016

      White House Countdown: When in Rome

      After a rough and tumble debate with Hillary Clinton on Thursday night in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders flew overnight to...

    5. FT Data

      April 14, 2016

      Lithium price on the rise

      Commodities prices are generally falling but lithium spot price tripled in the past year, driven by demand for...

    6. March 13, 2016

      Bolivia’s water people are left high and dry

      Vicente Valero wears a poncho that tells the story of his ethnic group, the Uru-Murato, in multicoloured stripes....

    7. February 24, 2016

      Evo Morales concedes defeat in Bolivia referendum

      Bolivian voters narrowly defeated Evo Morales’ bid to run for a fourth term in a referendum on a constitutional change...

    8. February 23, 2016

      Evo Morales learns the limits of power in Bolivia

      In robes fit for an emperor, Evo Morales has received the chieftain’s staff three times in the pre-Inca ruins of...

    9. The World

      February 23, 2016

      Morales defeat lifts hopes for LatAm democracy

      The blocking of Evo Morales’ desire to run for a fourth consecutive presidential term in Bolivia is an encouraging...

    10. February 22, 2016

      Bolivians say ‘thank you but no’ to Evo Morales

      Preliminary results suggest Bolivians have rejected an attempt by President Evo Morales to remain in power by changing...

    11. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Bolivia's Morales heads for defeat in referendum

      Early results and exits polls suggest Bolivia’s President Evo Morales may have failed in his bid to persuade the South...

    12. February 21, 2016

      Bolivia’s Morales determined to keep on serving

      Bolivia’s longest-ruling president, Evo Morales, is a political animal. He knows it. His foes know it. His peasant...

    13. February 19, 2016

      Morales’ political future hangs in the balance

      With a history of resistance dating back to the Incas and then the Spanish conquistadors, the ethnic Aymara-majority of...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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