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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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....

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. January 9, 2015

      Rumours of Fidel Castro’s death swirl in Cuba and on social media

      Rumours that Fidel Castro is dead swept through Havana and Twitter on Friday, fanned by the revolutionary leader’s year-long...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Wednesday that it is willing to hold...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Venezuela's FX changes: is that it?

      Another year, another announced change to one of the world’s tightest and most complex foreign exchange regimes....

    17. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Hello 2015: Argentina and Venezuela - the emperor has no clothes

      By Russ Dallen, Caracas Capital Markets Trying to predict what will happen in South America’s wildest emerging markets in...

    18. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Guest post: Venceremos! Cuba's lessons from eastern Europe

      By Piroska Mohácsi Nagy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development An historic thawing of ties between Cuba and the...

    19. December 26, 2014

      Obama hopes for change in Cuban Florida

      The battle for Cuba-American hearts and minds President Barack Obama’s move to normalise US-Cuba relations has the potential...

    20. December 23, 2014

      US ‘war’ with Cuba ends with no clear winners

      In a televised response this weekend to Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes in US policy towards Cuba, Raúl...

    21. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not cut...

    22. December 21, 2014

      Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

      Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president, spoke for many when she remarked last week that US President Barack Obama’s move to...

    23. December 21, 2014

      On Cuba, both right and left are right and wrong

      For a long time I kept my views on US policy towards Cuba secret from my family. My parents were both born on the island,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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