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    1. February 4, 2016

      Spain confirms Europe’s first Zika virus case in pregnant woman

      Spain on Thursday became the first European country to confirm the Zika virus in a pregnant woman — a milestone in the...

    2. February 3, 2016

      It could be too late to avoid catastrophe in Venezuela

      As markets brace themselves for the negative effects of the decline in oil prices, Venezuela will probably be the first...

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    1. February 3, 2016

      Colombia seeks dollars to fight the peace

      Colombia’s long civil war finally sucked Washington into an anti-narcotics and anti-guerrilla offensive called “Plan...

    2. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Colombia lifts rates for fifth straight time to 6%

      Colombia has raised interest rates for the fifth straight time, as the country looks to rein in rising inflation and a...

    3. January 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

    4. 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...

    5. January 25, 2016

      China-made ‘$5 insanity’ drug goes global

      On the street, the drug is called “$5 insanity” because of its quick, cheap hit. Alternatively known as Flakka, it is...

    6. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Argentine stocks: when a sell-off isn't all bad

      Argentine stocks are crashing, but not for the reasons you might think. Including Wednesday’s 4 per cent drop, the...

    7. 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...

    8. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Colombia's Ecopetrol become latest oil downgrade

      Colombia’s oil major, Ecopetrol, has been downgraded to a notch above junk status by Moody’s, as crude continues its...

    9. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Copper mining boom lifts Peru's economy

      Peru’s economy continues to regain some of its lost lustre. Gross domestic product expanded a better-than-expected 4...

    10. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Emerging market stocks retreat to lowest since 09

      On sale this Friday: pretty much everything except high-quality bonds and haven assets like gold. There are few places...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Emerging markets offer original cultural voices

      In Colombian film-maker Ciro Guerra’s new movie Embrace of the Serpent , he intercuts the stories of parallel journeys...

    12. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Colombia sells power generator to Brookfield

      Colombia’s government has finally bitten the bullet, and on Wednesday sold a controlling stake in the state-controlled...

    13. December 23, 2015

      Argentine gold miner praises Macri for scrapping gold tax

      Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, has extended his move to scrap taxes on agricultural exports to the mining...

    14. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Colombia follows Fed with own rate increase

      Another Latin American country has raised its interest rates following the US Federal Reserve’s move this week...

    15. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      So who will move next after the Fed?

      As widely expected, the Federal Reserve has raised US interest rates by a quarter percentage point in its first rise...

    16. December 16, 2015

      Casino: dicey

      Good gamblers are greedy but disciplined. With over 50 subsidiaries in 14 countries, Casino Guichard, the French retail...

    17. December 16, 2015

      Colombia moves closer to peace deal with Farc

      Colombia’s government and leaders of the Farc Marxist rebel group announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on...

    18. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      EM assets out of favour as oil heads lower

      Emerging market stocks and currencies anyone? Anyone? EM assets are continuing to struggle to find buyers on Monday, as...

    19. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Colombia's Ecopetrol slashes 2016 capex by 40%

      Ecopetrol, Colombia’s state-run oil major, has become the latest energy company to substantially slash its capital...

    20. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Oil slump sends Mexican, Colombian pesos to lows

      It’s not just the South African rand that’s hitting new lows against the dollar on Friday. The pesos of Colombia and...

    21. December 5, 2015

      Colombia locates wreck of 18th century treasure ship the San José

      It was the late Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez who made a treasure-laden shipwreck near Cartagena world famous....

    22. November 27, 2015

      Profile: Miguel Angel Rojas, one of Colombia’s modern masters

      Art rarely shines at art fairs. Confronted with a mall of miscellany, those works which grab the eye are usually...

    23. November 19, 2015

      Football’s opaque finances blasted by Transparency International

      Half of the world’s top 10 football associations do not publish any financial accounts, illustrating the scale of the...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2015

      Netflix takes aim at emerging markets, with India in the bull’s eye

      India is an enticing prospect for many digital content brands today. With nearly a sixth of the world’s population and...

    25. November 18, 2015

      Trafigura made $4.3bn of direct payments to state oil cos

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, made direct payments of $4.3bn to state oil companies in 2013,...

    26. November 12, 2015

      Grupo Sura: a rare ‘multilatina’ on the deals trail

      As Latin American companies struggle with currencies falling hard against the US dollar, the value of mergers and...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 2, 2015

      The TPP: widening Latin America's economic divide

      The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has united 12 nations in the Asia Pacific region and the Americas around a...

    28. FT Data

      October 24, 2015

      Datawatch: Vietnam is the world second-largest coffee producer

      Coffee production in Vietnam doubled in the last 10 years making the country the world’s second-largest producer after...

    29. October 14, 2015

      How to survive a ‘multilatina’ merger

      Latin America is often imagined as a culturally homogenous place, a clichéd region of scrupulous cordiality and...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 12, 2015

      Violent cities need whole-government solutions

      Like thousands of viewers and many critics worldwide, I have a new addiction: the Netflix series Narcos, depicting the...

    31. October 8, 2015

      Trafigura details more of Claude Dauphin’s past

      Almost 1,000 people crowded into Eglise de Saint-Joseph in the centre of Geneva on Wednesday to pay their respect to...

    32. October 6, 2015

      Juan Manuel Echavarría: photography without blame or pity

      In Colombia, fighting has been going on for so long, few remember why it began. After decades of an internecine war and...

    33. September 29, 2015

      Stalled dollar debt sales signal emerging market angst

      The scale of emerging markets’ weakness is palpable in the rapid stalling of foreign currency debt sales in Brazil and...

    34. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance seeks leverage by joining bigger groupings

      Latin America’s rival trade blocs — the two-decades-old Mercosur anchored by Brazil and the much younger Pacific...

    35. September 27, 2015

      Pension funds prove slow in crossing frontiers of the Pacific Alliance

      Several years since Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia signed a landmark trade agreement promising to unify their...

    36. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance: Like minds aim to tread united line

      Does the environment create the mindset, or the mindset the environment? This philo­sophical “nature versus nurture”...

    37. September 27, 2015

      Colombia prioritises infrastructure plans

      The Colombian government’s transport infrastructure programme promises to boost the country’s slowing economy. But the...

    38. 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...

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