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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. February 7, 2014

    Romantic escapes

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. November 17, 2013

    Santos optimistic on peace in Colombia

    Inaugurating a school in a region once teeming with Marxist guerrillas, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s President, broke in...

  26. November 8, 2013

    Master of rum who shook Bacardi into a cocktail of brands

    As head of Bacardi, Manuel Cutillas launched the rum producer’s transformation into the multi-brand global enterprise it is...

  27. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China reverses first-half slowdown * Indian stocks close in on three-year high * Venezuela devaluation seen as on cards *...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    London headlines

    * China reverses first-half slowdown * Venezuela devaluation seen as on cards * Tele2 sale lifts Russia competition hopes *...

  29. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2013

    Further reading: US shutdown may hamper free trade

    Friday’s reads from the BB team: a setback for Obama’s Asia pivot – don’t give up, we say; China warms to the UK; death and...

  30. October 3, 2013

    Cuba’s new port offers a small opening to the global economy

    When Havana hosts its annual international trade jamboree next month, officials will be sure to tout Cuba’s new container...

  31. September 23, 2013

    Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, Cuban economist, 1940- 2013

    Dissident Cuban economist Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, whose work was censored by Havana, has died in Spain, aged 72, after...

  32. FT Data

    September 14, 2013

    African growth set to dominate world population increase

    After decades of explosive population growth, which is now slowing, Asia will remain the geographic region with the greatest...

  33. August 25, 2013

    Panama Canal: Out of the narrows

    After a visit to Panama almost four decades ago, the novelist Graham Greene saw the canal as becoming “less and less”...

  34. August 14, 2013

    Fidel Castro lauds North Korea as UN inspects weapons cargo

    HAVANA - Pyongyang gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former president Fidel Castro said on Wednesday as the...

  35. August 7, 2013

    Cuban exiles and their curious vigil

    Every August, a distinguished group of Cuban-American scholars – from Harvard sociologists to moonlighting International...

  36. July 31, 2013

    The benefits and perils of riding China’s coat-tails

    Few parts of the world have benefited as much from China’s rise as Latin America. In 1990, China was a lowly 17th on the...

  37. July 18, 2013

    North Korea condemns ‘violent’ ship seizure

    Pyongyang has condemned Panama’s “violent” seizure of a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba and demanded the...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2013

    Panama's diplomatic hot potato

    Panama, with a reputation as a Latin American growth superstar, suddenly has a diplomatic hot potato on its hands. The...

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