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    1. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Pope, Russian Orthodox Church leader to meet for first time

      Pope Francis will meet the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church next week in the first meeting between leaders of the...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Castro on trade mission to Paris

      Raúl Castro, the Cuban president, visits Paris on Monday as part of a diplomatic push by the communist-run nation to...

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    1. Latin American Brands

      With economies slowing, unemployment and debt burdens rising, many households are unde...
    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. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Colombians agree to bring UN in for peace deal

      A deal to end five decades of violent conflict between the Colombian government and the Farc Marxist rebel group took...

    2. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Mexico eyes natural gas exports to Cuba

      Mexico is exploring the prospect of exporting natural gas to Cuba as the Caribbean island advances in its...

    3. January 14, 2016

      Stranded Cuban migrants head for US

      A group of 180 Cuban migrants heading for the US, stranded for two months on Costa Rica’s northern border after...

    4. January 13, 2016

      Arturo O’Farrill Quintet, Ronnie Scott’s, London — ‘Flamboyance and melodrama’

      Latin jazz flourishes on the flamboyant brass and dense web of percussion that light up Arturo O’Farrill’s current...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2015

      Alphachat: the life of a dissident Cuban economist; a Mexico-US free travel zone; "Hamilton"!

      Please tell us how you think we can improve Alphachat at www.ft.com/alphasurvey. A segment-by-segment guide of this...

    6. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      Cuba outlook brightens at Moody's as frost thaws

      Cuba still has a long way to go before it can return to the international bond market. But the Communist-led island...

    7. December 2, 2015

      MSC Cruises doubles up on Cuba as it eyes Caribbean opportunity

      MSC Cruises is to dock a second ship in Havana next year as it looks to gain a lead in the race for Cuban tourism and...

    8. November 27, 2015

      Cuba libre: The country comes in from the cold

      As US-Cuban relations began to thaw following the agreement struck last year between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, the...

    9. November 22, 2015

      Review: ‘JFK’s Forgotten Crisis’, by Bruce Riedel

      A few weeks before he was assassinated in November 1963, John Kennedy said: “I can tell you that there is nothing that...

    10. November 11, 2015

      Crunch time for Obama over Guantánamo plans

      On his first day in the White House in 2009, Barack Obama signed an order to close the prison in Guantánamo Bay “as...

    11. November 9, 2015

      Cuba detente creates migrant crisis in Mexico

      One family’s dangerous journey to reach the US “They have to move faster, there are a lot of people waiting here...

    12. November 2, 2015

      US investors trail rivals as Cuba opens up to trade and commerce

      Chinese and British developers are building luxury golf resorts. Mexico and other countries are investing in a...

    13. October 20, 2015

      Crédit Agricole pays $787m penalty for busting US sanctions

      Crédit Agricole will pay a $787m penalty for allegedly processing $32bn in transactions that violated US sanctions...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      October 12, 2015

      Room to roost

      Jose poses with his rooster named Luis whilst meeting tourists in Trinidad, Cuba ...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2015

      Alphachat: Anne-Marie Slaughter on gender equality, invisible Xi, and Emily Parker on the Internet in Cuba

      We’re thrilled to announce that today we are launching a new longform-only* podcast about economics and business — a...

    16. September 27, 2015

      Pope says ‘God weeps’ for abuse victims as US-Cuba trip ends

      Pope Francis visits US The pope met victims of clerical sexual abuse, visited a prison and issued a call for the...

    17. September 25, 2015

      ‘Pink tide’ on turn as Latin American revolutions fade

      Fifty-three years ago, a Soviet ship, the Poltava, berthed in Cuba with a cargo of ballistic missiles. So began the...

    18. September 24, 2015

      Colombia to sign peace deal with rebels

      Colombia’s government and rebel Marxist leaders on Wednesday agreed to sign a peace deal in six months to end the...

    19. September 23, 2015

      Pope Francis backs Barack Obama on climate change

      Pope Francis visits US Pope Francis has used his first visit to the US to push for action on climate change by backing...

    20. September 23, 2015

      Cuban rum: Battle for authenticity plays out

      “Would the ‘real’ brand please stand up?” That is a complicated question at the best of times. But when the brand is...

    21. The World

      September 22, 2015

      Surprises the Pope may have in store on his US tour

      Pope Francis landed in the US around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon after a three-and-a-half hour flight from eastern Cuba,...

    22. September 20, 2015

      Pope Francis preaches reconciliation in first Cuban mass

      Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro on Cuba trip Pope Francis celebrated his first Cuban mass in Havana’s Revolution...

    23. September 19, 2015

      Pope urges US and Cuba to ‘persevere’ in detente

      Pope Francis urged US and Cuban leaders to “persevere” in the detente he helped broker last year, saying the two...

    24. September 18, 2015

      US lawmaker vows to boycott Pope

      A Republican congressman from Arizona will boycott next week’s speech to Congress by Pope Francis because of the...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Waiting for Francis

      A portrait of welcoming Pope Francis hangs from a door in Holguin, on Friday. The pope is visiting Cuba from Saturday,...

    26. September 18, 2015

      Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

      As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip...

    27. August 19, 2015

      Cuban thaw poses tourism threat to Caribbean neighbours

      The sight of the Stars and Stripes being hoisted over the newly opened US embassy in Cuba last week, was one of the...

    28. August 14, 2015

      John Kerry urges democracy on Cuba in break with cold war

      Slideshow: Cuba comes in from the cold The US and Cuba have decided to “stop being the prisoners of history”, John...

    29. August 14, 2015

      US raises flag over embassy in Havana

      Slideshow: Cuba comes in from the cold The US reopened its embassy in Havana on Friday, ending a diplomatic freeze with...

    30. August 13, 2015

      Iran could offer a road map for US-Cuba ties

      Slideshow: Cuba comes in from the cold It is 54 years since Cuba and the US severed diplomatic relations. But last...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      July 31, 2015

      Havana haircut

      Samuel Garcia, 12, has his hair cut by a friend at the doorstep of his home in Havana. Cuba ...

    32. July 29, 2015

      Arrest brings Odebrecht into the spotlight

      When Marcelo Odebrecht was transferred to prison last week after his company was charged with cheating Petrobras out of...

    33. July 26, 2015

      Bioven seeks IPO to help market Cuban cancer drug

      A Malaysian biotech company developing a cancer drug discovered in Cuba is planning to float in London. Bioven has its...

    34. FT Data

      July 23, 2015

      Datawatch: increasing support for ending the US trade embargo of Cuba

      Nearly three-quarters of the US population is in favour of ending the country’s trade embargo of Cuba, up from two...

    35. July 14, 2015

      Obama gambles legacy on nuclear deal with Iran

      The Iranian nuclear accord that US President Barack Obama secured on Tuesday will go down in history as the crowning...

    36. July 6, 2015

      Pope prepares to take his fight for the poor to Latin America

      Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking encyclical letter on climate change, Pope Francis on Monday begins a week-long...

    37. July 3, 2015

      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...

    38. 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...

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