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      February 5, 2016

      UK 'completely' rejects that Assange was arbitrarily detained

      The UK government has “completely” rejected a ruling from a United Nations working group that WikiLeaks founder Julian...

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      February 5, 2016

      UN: Julian Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

      The UN has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s three and a half year stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London...

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    1. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    3. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Ecuador secures $970m credit line from China's ICBC

      Ecuador breathed a sigh of relief after the oil-rich nation that it had signed a $970m credit line with the Industrial...

    4. January 20, 2016

      EM borrowing costs rise as credit fears grow

      Emerging market borrowing costs hit their highest level in five years on Wednesday with investors warning that the...

    5. December 15, 2015

      Ecuador repays debt and makes history

      Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, said his country has repaid a foreign loan for the first time since the...

    6. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Ecuador: first overseas bond payment in 183 years

      It has only taken Ecuador 183 years, but the small Andean country, whose long history of unpaid debts has earned it the...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2015

      Tungurahua activity

      Volcanic activity at the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo, Ecuador, on Thursday. An increase in volcanic activtiy has been...

    8. November 17, 2015

      Ecuador’s pragmatic president Rafael Correa gets tough

      Rafael Correa’s followers in the audience cheered when Ecuador’s fiery leftwing president challenged an opposition...

    9. November 2, 2015

      Ecuador’s stability: far from assured

      Ecuador is at a crossroads. Lavish spending by a leadership not afraid to augment high oil revenues with extra debt has...

    10. October 12, 2015

      Police stood down from watching Julian Assange

      Police officers lying in wait outside the Ecuadorian embassy for Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and diplomatic...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      October 8, 2015

      Smoking Cotopaxi

      Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday ...

    12. September 29, 2015

      Costa Rica looks to China to plug deficit

      Despite China’s faltering growth, Costa Rica is looking to Beijing to help it plug a growing hole in its public...

    13. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance countries draw strength from liberal worldview

      Economic integration is often presented as a matter of intensified cross-border activity. As such, the Pacific Alliance...

    14. September 22, 2015

      Colombia and Venezuela ease tensions

      Colombia and Venezuela on Monday agreed to ease tensions after a month-long dispute over border security that led to...

    15. September 17, 2015

      Airlines face delay compensation payments

      Airlines could have to pay millions in compensation to passengers after the European Court of Justice ruled that...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      August 21, 2015

      Julian and Jesse

      WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with Reverend Jesse Jackson outside the Embassy of Ecuador in London   ...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2015

      Cotopaxi eruption

      A view of the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early on Tuesday. Ecuador’s president imposed a state of emergency...

    18. August 17, 2015

      Cargill makes bet on global appetite for farmed salmon

      Cargill has made the second largest acquisition in its 150-year history in a wager on strengthening global appetite for...

    19. August 12, 2015

      Julian Assange should leave his Knightsbridge bedsit

      For the past three years, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in...

    20. August 12, 2015

      Sweden and Ecuador agree to talks over Julian Assange

      Ecuador has agreed to hold talks with Sweden about questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over alleged sex...

    21. July 22, 2015

      Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

      An investigation into alleged corruption at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, is spreading...

    22. 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...

    23. June 23, 2015

      Debt default risk not just a Greece story

      Gripped by the prospect of default in Greece? You may be looking in the wrong direction. The southern European nation...

    24. June 11, 2015

      European bloc struggles as Beijing goes high-tech

      Robotic equipment fills every nook and cranny of a laboratory at Imperial College in central London. In one corner is a...

    25. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from...

    26. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    27. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed,...

    28. April 10, 2015

      Roses with altitude: why Ecuador’s flower industry stands out

      You might think of Ecuador as an ultimate “banana republic” by victim of being the world’s biggest exporter of bananas,...

    29. March 27, 2015

      Yolanda Kakabadse, president of the World Wide Fund for Nature

      In the mid-1970s, Yolanda Kakabadse was a successful educational psychologist based in Quito, Ecuador. In her spare...

    30. MBA blog

      March 25, 2015

      The power of Cotopaxi

      My first ever spring break got off to a great start as I accepted a summer internship position at biotech company...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Facing up to cheap oil: a tale of Latin America's two Opec members

      Last week Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and the president of Opec, called for an extraordinary meeting...

    32. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2015

      Guest post: China keeps credit flowing to Latin America's fragile economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher and Margaret Myers Despite the economic slowdown that is gripping Latin America, Chinese finance...

    33. February 6, 2015

      Ecuador’s Quito offers good value in a strategic commercial hub

      Located between two vast Andean mountain ranges and overlooked by snow-capped volcanoes, the city of Quito is typically...

    34. MBA blog

      January 23, 2015

      Winter break: leadership ventures and treks

      The first week back has been a wonderful reunion with friends after the winter break. As we chatted about vacation...

    35. January 8, 2015

      China’s courtship of Latin America tested

      Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced $20bn worth of investment from China. But left unsaid was whether he...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The youngest of the three French nationals sought by police over one of the deadliest terrorist assaults on European...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

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

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    38. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: Mexico's energy industry gushes with investment opportunity

      By Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo, Paul Hastings Mexico’s government recently passed reforms repealing...

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