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    1. December 19, 2014

      Divine intervention

      Sir, It comes as no great surprise to learn that the Pope was involved in brokering the recent thaw in American-Cuban...

    2. December 19, 2014

      President Obama breaks free of domestic shackles

      Just a month ago, Barack Obama’s remaining time in office looked set to be dominated by gridlock at home and wavering...

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    1. December 19, 2014

      Passions rise in Miami as Cuban old guard loses its grip

      The battle for Cuba-American hearts and minds President Barack Obama’s startling move this week to seek normal relations...

    2. December 19, 2014

      How Pope Francis helped melt the US-Cuba freeze

      Pope Francis is not usually one to tout his own accomplishments. But even the modest Argentine pontiff could not resist the...

    3. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Cuba and US trade: Two-minute guide to what next

      The move by US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, to announce the tentative resumption of...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Euphoria grips Cuba amid doubts over detente

      Mariel is a hardscrabble, provincial Cuban town. It has a rundown electricity plant and rusting concrete factory, and sits...

    5. December 18, 2014

      Investors eye gains from US-Cuba detente

      Cargill, the private US commodities trader, was among the first to welcome the announced easing of US trade restrictions on...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2014

      Alan Gross arrives home

      Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for five years, arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The US and Cuba agreed...

    7. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - When the gold standard was really a dollar standard. - “As much as you think of the possibility...

    8. December 18, 2014

      Cuba detente is the latest sign the cold war is over

      The US Constitution gives considerable latitude to the president to make foreign policy and on Wednesday Barack Obama...

    9. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Obama - when a lame duck quacks

      When the Republicans took control of both houses of Congress last month, the conventional wisdom was that the final two...

    10. December 17, 2014

      US-Cuba script written in Papal Library

      When Barack Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican in March, they exchanged pleasantries for the photographers and swapped...

    11. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    12. December 17, 2014

      Bruised oil drillers recover from rout

      Oil drillers Nabors Industries, Noble Corp and Transocean surged as investors returned to the companies left with the...

    13. December 17, 2014

      Obama opens door to new relations with Cuba

      The stand-off between the US and Cuba has endured for more than five decades. It has survived the end of the Vietnam war,...

    14. The World

      December 17, 2014

      Cigars all round: the thaw in US-Cuba relations

      It was on February 7 1962 that John F Kennedy signed the US policy now known as the Cuban embargo into law. The day before,...

    15. December 17, 2014

      US moves to restore relations with Cuba

      The US is to open talks with Cuba about establishing full diplomatic relations and reopening an embassy in Havana,...

    16. December 7, 2014

      Six Guantánamo detainees moved to Uruguay

      The US has transferred six detainees from Guantánamo Bay to Uruguay, the first prisoners from the controversial facility to...

    17. December 1, 2014

      Signs of political thaw lift hopes for US contractor in Cuba jail

      Alan Gross completes his fifth year in a Cuban jail on Wednesday for alleged spying, and the 65-year old US contractor...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

      The fighting has been going on for so long that few remember why it began. It has taken place near some of the largest oil...

    19. October 29, 2014

      Medical mission against Ebola brings pride and fear to Cuba

      Ebola provokes panic in most countries and Cuba, it seems, is little different – despite Havana’s widely-applauded move to...

    20. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a new...

    21. The World

      October 13, 2014

      Why third time might be unlucky for Evo Morales

      After changing the constitution so he could run again, Evo Morales has just won another term as president of Bolivia – his...

    22. October 12, 2014

      WTO begins talks to break deadlock over ‘consensus’ principle

      Leading members of the World Trade Organisation have begun discussions on how to circumvent the founding principle that all...

    23. August 19, 2014

      Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

      Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

    24. August 13, 2014

      Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

      G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract wins...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2014

      On the concerns facing directors of a major Russian energy company, right now...

      The agenda of the Board of Directors meeting includes the following items: 1. Participation of Inter RAO in other...

    26. August 1, 2014

      Modi’s move to thwart WTO deal causes confusion

      As a means to trim the bureaucratic impediments to global commerce, the World Trade Organisation’s laboriously-negotiated...

    27. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

    28. July 30, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

    29. July 29, 2014

      Business presses India to drop objections to trade deal

      Business groups have called on India to drop its objections to an international deal to ease the flow of goods through...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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