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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Cuban cowboys

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. March 6, 2015

      Prosecutors consider corruption charges against senior US senator

      The US senator Robert Menendez is likely to face corruption charges over allegations that he used his position to do favours...

    23. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Colombian peace talks brought to you by YouTube

      It is testament to the power of social media that some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, have...

    24. MBA blog

      March 2, 2015

      MBA Quiz 2015

      “Which French bank was fined a record $8.9bn by a US court after pleading guilty to helping clients bust sanctions against...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2015

      Young Cuban dancer waits for a bus

      Caridad Vidal waits for a bus in downtown Havana after performing at her dance school marking the 120th anniversary of the...

    26. February 19, 2015

      Human rights fears rise in Venezuela

      Lilian Tintori repeats a question her five year-old daughter has asked more than once during the past year: “Will daddy die...

    27. February 18, 2015

      Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran

      Jeb Bush outlined a foreign policy agenda on Wednesday that mixed red meat for the Republican Party base about the perceived...

    28. February 6, 2015

      Venezuelan migrants use Cuban tactics to steer US political debate

      Over cornbread sandwiches and cold beer, the Friday evening conversation at El Arepazo in Doral would quicken the pulse of...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      February 5, 2015

      Capitol complaint

      Protesters listen during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Thursday in Washington, DC....

    30. February 1, 2015

      Foreign businesses tread carefully as Cuba opens up

      With a view of the sea sparkling in the distance, Ceiba Investments enjoys some of the best corporate office space in Cuba’s...

    31. February 1, 2015

      Defaulted Cuban loans appeal to frontier investors

      The unexpected strengthening of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US in December has increased the appeal of defaulted...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Packing pineapples in Havana

      Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the...

    33. January 23, 2015

      Concern grows over banks exiting riskier emerging markets

      Some of the world’s biggest banks are in talks with regulators about loosening privacy laws to allow the sharing of more...

    34. January 23, 2015

      US hails ‘encouraging’ talks on restoring Cuba ties

      US and Cuban diplomats meeting in Havana this week grappled with unresolved differences on human rights, the US embargo and...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Pedicab to Cuba

      A pedicab (bicitaxi in Cuba) with a US flag on a street in Havana. The US is to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2015

      Cuban street salon

      On the street outside her home, hairdresser Lisandra works on a woman’s extensions as others await their turn in Old Havana,...

    37. January 14, 2015

      Oil price rout forces Venezuela to rethink petro-diplomacy

      Jamaica has its “Hope Zoo”, in Nicaragua garish yellow sculptures decorate the avenues of Managua called “The Trees of...

    38. January 11, 2015

      South American nations struggle to find new economic model

      Four years ago, when the China-driven commodity price boom was in full swing and south-south ties were all the rage, Dilma...

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