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  1. July 18, 2014

    The Diary: Adnan Sarwar

    Li Po, working in the eighth-century Tang dynasty, wrote a poem about a lonely young wife; Ezra Pound did his best to bring...

  2. July 1, 2014

    BNP fine sparks calls for cultural change

    Equity investors may have shrugged off BNP Paribas’s record $9bn fine for breaching sanctions on Sudan, Iran and Cuba, but...

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  1. beyondbrics

    July 1, 2014

    Corruption charges add to Argentina's debt woes

    It hasn’t been a good few days for Argentina’s government. First, a New York court ruled to block payments on its...

  2. June 27, 2014

    BNP Paribas nears $8.9bn settlement with US

    Executives at BNP Paribas are finalising the details of a record $8.9bn out-of-court settlement with US authorities over...

  3. The World

    June 20, 2014

    Guantánamo inmates settle in for fourth World Cup

    By Richard McGregor in Guantánamo Bay Caption: AFP There are many ways to measure the never ending “war on terror” but...

  4. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  5. June 8, 2014

    Bank crime and punishment

    In recent years the US has used financial sanctions as a key part of its foreign policy arsenal to combat regimes with which...

  6. June 8, 2014

    Venezuela gives US foreign policy makers a headache

    Perhaps it is because of years of mutual disregard that Latin America is rarely a US foreign policy priority. There always...

  7. June 6, 2014

    War of words on BNP Paribas reaches a roar

    The transatlantic war of words over BNP Paribas and whether it should be fined for violating US financial sanctions reached...

  8. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  9. FT Tech Hub

    June 4, 2014

    Online courses back up and running in Iran, but Cuba still waiting

    A win for online education and sensible sanctions regulation. Today, online course provider Coursera says it is able to...

  10. June 3, 2014

    Paris trade talks threat over US BNP fine

    France on Tuesday warned of potential consequences for transatlantic trade talks if the US pushed ahead with a $10bn-plus...

  11. June 1, 2014

    US soldier freed in Taliban prisoner swap

    A US soldier held captive for five years by the Afghan Taliban has been released after the US agreed to hand over five...

  12. April 30, 2014

    BNP warns of US fines ‘far in excess’ of $1.1bn provision

    US authorities are weighing criminal charges against BNP Paribas over possible violations of sanction rules as the...

  13. April 15, 2014

    Cuba fed a president’s fears and took over Venezuela

    The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of...

  14. April 11, 2014

    Ho Chi Minh’s dirty shoes and Fidel Castro’s modesty

    A reader has barked at me for praising the onyx in the lavatory at Aspinall’s in London: “Onyx? A bit nouveau, but what...

  15. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The Economist on Modi: He will probably become India’s next prime minister. That does not mean he...

  16. The World

    April 3, 2014

    Cuba hummingbird hovers over US psy-ops failure

    The Associated Press has just released a fascinating piece of investigative journalism about US psy-ops in Cuba, the plan...

  17. March 29, 2014

    Cuba cuts taxes for foreign investors

    Foreign investors, who have weathered a difficult decade in Cuba, will see their profits tax fall from 30 per cent to 15 per...

  18. March 10, 2014

    Uribe wins seat in Colombia’s Senate

    Álvaro Uribe has made a dramatic return to elected office in Colombia, winning a seat in Congress that gives the former...

  19. March 2, 2014

    Venezuela: In search of a solution

    Until this month, Angel Vivas was a little-known figure who had retired from Venezuela’s armed forces seven years ago after...

  20. The World

    February 24, 2014

    Venezuela as Ukraine?

    “We could turn Venezuela into Ukraine!” a student protester shouted in Caracas this weekend. It is striking how similar the...

  21. February 21, 2014

    Time for US policy change on Cuba

    If a policy is not achieving its objective, either the policy must change or the objective. For more than 50 years the US...

  22. February 7, 2014

    Romantic escapes

    Laguna, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean, $2.49m Where: Northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba in the Greater...

  23. January 31, 2014

    ‘The Man Who Loved Dogs’, by Leonardo Padura

    The Man Who Loved Dogs, by Leonardo Padura, translated by Anna Kushner, Bitter Lemon Press, RRP£20 / Farrar, Straus and...

  24. January 29, 2014

    US sanctions lead Coursera to block online learning in Iran and Cuba

    US sanctions on nations such as Iran and Cuba are making it harder for students there to access online education, as US...

  25. January 28, 2014

    Latin American leaders gather in Cuba for summit

    In a country famous for its political billboards, Cuba this week prepared to welcome Latin American heads of state to Havana...

  26. beyondbrics

    January 26, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 27-31

    This week sees Putin in Brussels, and Pena Nieto in Cuba. Taiwan, Russia and Philippines GDP is released. Plus, earnings...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2014

    Economy heading down, Fernandez heading for Cuba

    The boss is back – and how they need her. But wait. Amid economic pandemonium, Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president,...

  28. January 21, 2014

    Glimmers of change in Cuba as fear and secrecy fade

    Apartment building meetings are no longer what they used to be in Havana. A few years ago, they were thinly attended...

  29. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 20-25

    It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

  30. January 17, 2014

    Raúl Castro’s unhurried reforms of Cuba economy falter

    In a dusty Havana parking lot, a group of Cubans examine the prices of the modern cars they can now buy from the state for...

  31. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Castro's peso dilemma: a Cuban Big Bang, or gradualism?

    CUCs and CUPs - know your pesos Monetary reform rarely gets the pulse racing. But on the colonial streets of old Havana,...

  32. The World

    January 3, 2014

    Cuba cars

    Cuba has long had the kind of car fleet that passes for contemporary in much of the developing world – a mix of late model...

  33. December 20, 2013

    Twelve years on, prisoners of Guantánamo Bay face divergent paths

    As Congress made ready a new law this week that could allow most of the 158 detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay to be...

  34. December 13, 2013

    Bill could repatriate half of Guantánamo Bay prisoners

    More than half of the 160-odd prisoners still held at Guantánamo Bay could be repatriated under new legislation before...

  35. The World

    December 11, 2013

    What's in a handshake?

    It is not often that a handshake has such power to titillate. But then it depends on who is doing the shaking. Barack Obama...

  36. 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...

  37. November 26, 2013

    Weatherford to pay $253m bribery and sanctions busting settlement

    Weatherford International, one of the world’s largest oil services companies, has agreed to pay $253m to settle a series of...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 18, 2013

    Guest post: Obama’s Cuban two-step

    By Christopher Sabatini of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas Last week, President Barack Obama accomplished a...

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