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      MSC Cruises to base ship in Cuba

      MSC Cruises will be the first major cruise operator to permanently berth a ship in Cuba, saying on Friday that the...

    2. July 1, 2015

      US and Cuba to open embassies

      The US and Cuba will announce on Wednesday that they are to open embassies in each other’s capitals, formally...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Cuba

      A rapprochement with the US has raised hopes that Cuba will open up to the world, with...
    2. The Business of Rum

      Rum has grown much in popularity in recent years and has a long history of adapting to...
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    1. June 29, 2015

      No vote means isolation, Europe warns Greeks

      European leaders have warned Greeks that Sunday’s vote on the international bailout is a referendum on membership of the...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Big money lies behind fight for Havana Club rum

      There is bird song in the grounds of Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club distillery in Cuba. In the warehouse, rum is mellowing in...

    3. June 16, 2015

      Spain’s Tabacalera set to take the cigar in US amid Cuba detente

      One of the biggest beneficiaries of the diplomatic rapprochement between the US and Cuba is likely to be a Spanish tobacco...

    4. June 15, 2015

      Opinion: Could Cuba be Vietnam in the Caribbean?

      What might Cuba look like a decade or two from now, when its ageing revolutionary leadership has faded from view? Consider...

    5. June 15, 2015

      US companies still face investment hurdles in Cuba despite thaw

      “There was a kind of euphoria after last December,” says Pedro Freyre, who chairs the international practice at law firm...

    6. June 15, 2015

      Moves to capitalise on Cuba’s wealth of scientific expertise

      Technically, it is called a skills mismatch, and Cuba has it in abundance. Take the Havana taxi driver who tells you he is...

    7. June 15, 2015

      Cuba likely to end dual currency system

      Cuba is likely to eliminate its dual currency system by the end of this year in a first step to simplifying a multiple...

    8. June 15, 2015

      Cuba’s free trade zone: a would-be capitalist enclave

      Waves of foreign businessmen have washed up on Cuba’s shores since the thawing of US-Cuba diplomatic relations. They are...

    9. June 15, 2015

      Thaw in US-Cuba relations heightens business expectations

      There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement and the January 1...

    10. June 15, 2015

      Cuba’s drive to extend co-operative model

      Early on a sunny Sunday morning in Havana, few passers-by or police are around to witness the two men at work. They emerge...

    11. June 15, 2015

      Florida’s Cuban-American business link bridges gaps

      Serafín Blanco has been described as the Florida Cuban émigré community’s equivalent of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart....

    12. June 15, 2015

      Property compensation claims are key to US-Cuba relations

      “I’ve been surprised by how quiet the claims people have been since last December,” says Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson...

    13. June 15, 2015

      Renewed relations with Cuba divide US opinion

      Barack Obama surprised the world in late December with the announcement that he planned to normalise relations with Cuba,...

    14. June 15, 2015

      Glimmers of glasnost begin to warm Cuba

      Shortly after the US and Cuba announced talks about normalising relations, a neighbourhood watch committee — often a bastion...

    15. June 7, 2015

      UK developer plans to invest $500m in Cuban resort

      London & Regional, the UK property developer, plans to invest more than $500m to develop a luxury Cuban tourist resort in...

    16. May 22, 2015

      Florida’s Stonegate Bank embraces Cuba

      American travellers seeking visas for Cuba will no longer have to turn up laden with cash, after a bank in Florida agreed to...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Cuba: Showtime in Havana

      Cuba: Show and tell It is a hot day in central Havana and the doorman at the Television Ballet building is asleep in the...

    18. May 15, 2015

      Vice goes to Cuba

      Spike Jonze is crouched in the shade of a tree on the kerbside outside a restaurant in Guanabacoa, a dusty Havana barrio....

    19. May 11, 2015

      Dangers in economy run by Cuba’s revolutionary in a business suit

      Both leaders wore business suits at the Panama summit last month. Raúl Castro, the one-time guerrilla from the Sierra...

    20. May 4, 2015

      Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula for alleged influence peddling

      Brazil’s federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s wildly popular former leader Luiz...

    21. May 3, 2015

      US business schools set their sights on Cuba

      The long-term prospects for business education in Cuba are undoubtedly bright following the warming of relations between...

    22. The Exchange

      April 23, 2015

      Why is Raúl Castro keen to end Cuba's isolation now?

      Since 1960, the US government has tried, with varying degrees of conviction, to undermine the Castro regime in Cuba by...

    23. April 17, 2015

      Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president

      The more things change, the more they can stay the same. Last week, Raúl Castro launched into a long speech against the US....

    24. April 17, 2015

      Venezuela steps up nationalist rhetoric as economy worsens

      Flanked by puffy-faced generals, Nicolás Maduro unveiled a 1.2km long flag this week, swore to crack down on businesses and...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The EU will launch one of the defining antitrust cases of the internet era today,...

    26. April 14, 2015

      Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

      President Barack Obama is to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a move that will further...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Rubio paints 2016 as generational choice

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican, on Monday painted his campaign to become the first Hispanic occupant of the...

    28. April 12, 2015

      Americas ‘love-in’ summit produces little action

      History may have been made at this weekend’s summit of leaders from 35 countries across the Americas, but in the end, words...

    29. April 11, 2015

      Castro and Obama vow to ease US-Cuba tensions

      The leaders of the US and Cuba have held their first formal face-to-face talks in more than half a century, vowing to “turn...

    30. April 10, 2015

      Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine takes shape

      First-term presidents dislike the idea of a foreign policy doctrine, fearing that it will limit their choices and force them...

    31. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    32. April 2, 2015

      Airbnb bets on boom in Cuba tourism

      Airbnb has opened its site to Cuba, making it one of the first US companies to open shop on the island since the dramatic...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2015

      For Venezuelans, the focus should be on Caracas, not US sanctions

      The Obama Administration’s new approach to Cuba has jolted Western Hemisphere leaders preparing for next week’s Summit of...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Cuban cowboys

      People react as they watch a rodeo show at the International Livestock Fair in Havana, Cuba. ...

    35. March 22, 2015

      Cuba flirts with free speech

      Cuba is using the internet to experiment with toning down its political censorship in a sign that a glimmer of glasnost has...

    36. March 15, 2015

      EU foreign policy chief to visit Cuba as relations with west thaw

      The EU’s foreign policy chief is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of the rapid thaw in relations between Havana...

    37. March 13, 2015

      The Life of a Song: ‘Guantanamera’

      This week’s song has undergone quite a journey: from a 19th-century Cuban national hero to a 21st-century recycling campaign...

    38. March 7, 2015

      Colombia and Farc rebels agree to clear landmines

      Alfonso Cano, the late commander of the Colombian rebel group Farc, said in an email intercepted eight years ago that it...

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