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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. Latin American Brands

      With economies slowing, unemployment and debt burdens rising, many households are unde...
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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. April 13, 2016

      Cuba’s creditors hire sovereign expert for debt talks

      Creditors seeking to do a deal with Cuba over its defaulted private debt have appointed an expert on sovereign debt to...

    3. March 30, 2016

      The Pope’s popular magic does not work on everyone

      In the kind of gesture that has cemented Pope Francis’s status as a transformational leader of the Catholic Church, the...

    4. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Carnival shares lifted by healthy first quarter

      Travel stocks have not had an easy time of late as a spate of terrorist attacks has heightened nerves that...

    5. March 26, 2016

      Rolling Stones rock Havana

      Cuban fans of The Rolling Stones got more than enough satisfaction after the ageing British band crowned a historic...

    6. The World

      March 25, 2016

      LatAm Viva: Flawless in Cuba; jailbait in Brazil

      This is the latest edition of LatAm Viva, our weekly newsletter on the continent. To receive it every Friday by email,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2016

      Alphachat: the Cuban economy, and Caroline Freund on emerging-market billionaires

      Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. The Cuban economy Shannon assumes the hosting helm and...

    8. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Colombia misses peace deal deadline

      It takes time to end one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts – even with help from US President Barack...

    9. March 23, 2016

      Obama resets US relations with Argentina

      US President Barack Obama threw his weight behind Argentina’s new centre-right government in a speech in Buenos Aires,...

    10. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Obama in Argentina, sings Macri's praises

      US President Barack Obama threw his weight behind Argentina’s new centre-right government, saying he was “enormously...

    11. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      FirstFT - A history of awkward greetings

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. China’s struggle for a new normal Beijing...

    12. March 22, 2016

      Obama vows to bury the cold war in Cuba

      Change is coming to Cuba, says Obama Barack Obama said his historic trip to Havana would “bury the last remnant of the...

    13. March 22, 2016

      Cuba turns to diplomacy to ease flight of baseball stars to the US

      Yulieski Gourriel is about the nearest thing there is to baseball aristocracy in Cuba. The son of a former player and...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      March 22, 2016

      Obama arrives

      U.S. President Barack Obama walks on stage before delivering remarks at the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in...

    15. March 22, 2016

      US to declassify documents on Argentina’s ‘dirty war’

      Human rights have been a potentially explosive issue during Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba and they will also...

    16. FT Data

      March 22, 2016

      Datawatch: Cuba's trade relations with the world

      The US’s new policy on Cuba will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the island’s external commercial relations...

    17. March 22, 2016

      No flood of investment despite US-Cuba thaw

      While Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba has raised hopes of a new era in the countries’ relationship, there has been...

    18. March 22, 2016

      Old tensions re-emerge in Cuba for Obama

      Change is coming to Cuba, says Obama The promised new era in US-Cuban relations quickly gave way to old disagreements...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2016

      The US and Cuba: incrementalism, reversal risk and the Dictator's Dilemma

      To analogise the ongoing diplomatic maneuvering between the US and Cuba to a scenario of mutual hostage-taking doesn’t...

    20. March 21, 2016

      Starwood backs new $13.6bn Marriott bid

      Marriott International clinched a new deal with Starwood Hotels & Resorts on Monday, making a last-minute comeback to...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      March 21, 2016

      Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet in Havana

      U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro hold their first meeting in Havana on the second day of...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      March 21, 2016

      The Obamas arrive in Cuba

      US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One at the...

    23. March 21, 2016

      US farm lobby seeks faster policy shift on Cuba

      After 88 years, a US leader is back in Cuba Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba this week has been rich in symbolism,...

    24. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      FirstFT video: Obama in Cuba; Apple's dinky iPhones

      Josh de la Mare runs through the biggest stories of the day: More video...

    25. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      FirstFT: Cuba under the spotlight and art against the odds

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. High heels and boxing gloves Boardroom...

    26. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Brussels arrest stirs painful memories

      The world’s eyes are on Cuba – with sometimes a backwards glance at Brussels. Barack Obama kicked off a three-day Cuba...

    27. March 20, 2016

      Historic steps as Obama starts Cuba trip

      Historic steps for US and Cuba Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday afternoon for a historic visit after taking the...

    28. March 20, 2016

      Obama’s visit to Cuba justifies the long view

      For once, the word “historic” is not hyperbole. Barack Obama’s visit to Havana, which began on Sunday, is the first...

    29. March 20, 2016

      Starwood Hotels signs landmark Cuba deal

      Starwood Hotels signed an agreement to manage three prominent hotels in Havana, the first time in nearly 60 years that...

    30. March 19, 2016

      Cubans hope for magic from Obama show

      “I like this one,” says Miguel Angel Morales of the large poster he has placed outside his Old Havana restaurant ahead...

    31. FT Data

      March 18, 2016

      The key numbers behind the US and Cuba's troubled relationship

      The time is just right for relations between the US and Cuba to defrost and a series of numbers prove that. Firstly,...

    32. March 18, 2016

      Silicon Valley extends reach to Cuba

      Stripe, the payments company, will launch a service to help Cuban entrepreneurs set up bank accounts and register...

    33. March 18, 2016

      Barack Obama’s ‘open door’ message faces test during visit to Cuba

      When he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 Barack Obama told the audience in Oslo that dealing with...

    34. 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...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2016

      Cuban commute

      A taxi pedals his bicycle, decorated with Cuban and U.S. flags, as he transports a woman holding a sleeping girl, near...

    36. March 16, 2016

      Eighty-eight years after Coolidge, Cuba prepares to welcome a US president

      The last time a serving US president visited Cuba, its economy was still aglow from the “dance of the millions” sugar...

    37. February 23, 2016

      Barack Obama asks Congress to close Guantánamo detention facility

      President Barack Obama has proposed a plan to close the US prison at Guantánamo Bay in a final effort to persuade a...

    38. February 18, 2016

      Barack Obama to press for reforms during Cuba visit

      Barack Obama will use a trip to Havana in March to urge the Cuban government to open its economy and society, the White...

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