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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 10, 2014

    Volcano eruption in Ecuador

    Andres Reyes/AFP Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Codelco chief says miner at “inflection point”

    Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner, is at an “inflection point” after tackling soaring costs and bringing a new mine...

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  1. April 8, 2014

    English law cannot stop Scots being sterling squatters

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has stated that if Scotland became independent following September’s referendum,...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Ecuador bonds: saying adios to China?

    Wasn’t it the case, about five years ago, that Ecuador’s foreign debt was “illegitimate” and its bondholders “real...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Guest post: The IMF approach to sovereign debt restructuring

    This year’s IMF-World Bank Spring Meeting is likely to include discussion of proposals to change the fund’s policy on...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Santos: Pacific Alliance seek closer political ties

    The Casa de Huéspedes Ilustres, Colombia’s presidential residence on Cartagena’s bay, was abuzz as the evening sun faded...

  5. March 4, 2014

    Chevron wins case over Ecuador pollution

    Chevron has won an important victory in its battle to avoid a $9.5bn damages award for pollution in Ecuador, as a US judge...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 2, 2014

    The week ahead, Mar 3-9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Ashton in Kiev; China’s NPC kicks off; Pistorius on trial; it’s Carnival! Monday, March...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Electoral blow sparks changes in Ecuador but Correa still firmly in charge

    A year ago Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftwing president, was riding high after winning a third term in a landslide election....

  8. February 25, 2014

    Salmond feels the heat over plan to go it alone

    When Ecuador adopted the dollar in 2000 in a desperate bid to restore stability, one economist likened it to a fat woman...

  9. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2014

    Venezuela's social gains are under threat - but from whom?

    When 1m protesting Brazilians took to the streets last year, Dilma Rousseff, the president, sought to defuse their...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    February 4, 2014

    Tungurahua volcano

    Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador   ...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Ecuador to bond market: we're back!

    Calling all courageous bond-buyers out there! Ecuador says it is trying to re-enter the bond market, taking advantage of...

  12. January 19, 2014

    IWC backs Charles Darwin Foundation’s Galápagos conservation work

    The business of expensive watches is largely about brands making handsome profits by selling well-heeled customers things...

  13. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2013

    Ecuador: plenty to offer the high-end traveller

    Casa Gangotena in Quito: The view from your suite With snowy Christmas and New Year holidays at hand, has the luxury...

  14. December 10, 2013

    Foreign start-ups trek to Santiago

    Chile may be one of the world’s most geographically isolated countries, but in the past three years it has created one of...

  15. November 17, 2013

    Chile, Peru and Colombia lead growth in Andes region

    After a year of sluggish returns in “sounder” emerging markets across the globe, many investors have been searching for...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    Ecuador gets Fitch upgrade - but does it deserve it?

    Like Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder that it is sheltering in its London embassy, Ecuador and the state of its...

  17. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2013

    Argentina: it pays to cozy up to China

    China's VP Li Yuanchao and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in May Ask the governments of Ecuador or Venezuela: good relations...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    October 15, 2013

    Protester at the Chevron trial

    Carlo Allegri/Reuters A protester from Ecuador holds up an oil-covered hand outside a court in New York ahead of Chevron...

  19. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2013

    Venezuela's latest economic hope: fingerprint scanners

    Even after its facelift a few years ago, taking off from Maiquetia, Venezuela’s main international airport, is still often a...

  20. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2013

    Ecuador approves oil drilling in the Amazon

    Some say it took millions of years, others say it took seven days, for the Amazon rainforest to be shaped. But it took just...

  21. September 27, 2013

    Short cuts: walking holidays in Nepal, London’s new Ace Hotel and luxurious Galápagos cruises

    Philippines Philippine Airlines has announced it will restart services from Manila to London Heathrow from November 4...

  22. September 27, 2013

    Foreign buyers help spark property boom in Ecuador’s Cuenca

    In recent years Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city, has quietly emerged as one of the most popular expatriate communities...

  23. September 25, 2013

    From Thailand to Ecuador: A tale of two shrimp farmers

    Driven to despair by a plague that has laid to waste young shrimps across east Asia, Suraphol Pratuangtham, a seafood farmer...

  24. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2013

    Chevron's Ecuador lawsuit: moving Chevron's way?

    Will Ecuador’s long-running dispute with Chevron sour its relations with Argentina? After all, Argentina’s state-run YPF...

  25. September 23, 2013

    Latin American: Brand power on the rise

    In branding terms, it must have seemed like an open goal – until the Brazilian street protests erupted. Adidas, the sponsor...

  26. September 20, 2013

    Blow to Gulf shrimp producers

    The US will not slap duties on more than $2bn in annual imports of shrimp from five emerging economies after the...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2013

    Mexico tourism: sun is still shining

    Mexico’s tourist industry is temporarily in chaos, with, according to some estimates, 60,000 visitors stranded in the...

  28. September 13, 2013

    Ecuador: a rainforest hotel

    High above Ecuador’s cloud forest, I have a toucanet’s view of the jungle. I’m sitting on a two-person “sky-bike”, suspended...

  29. August 18, 2013

    Not all forms of resource nationalism are alike

    When Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico’s most revered president, took the then revolutionary step of nationalising Mexico’s oil...

  30. August 16, 2013

    Ecuador admits defeat in plan to keep oil in the ground for a fee

    Ecuador has abandoned its effort to persuade rich countries to pay it not to develop its oil reserves in a protected part of...

  31. August 16, 2013

    First carnivore discovered in Americas for 35 years

    WASHINGTON, August 15 – The long-tailed, orange-furred, big-eyed olinguito – said to resemble a cross between a house cat...

  32. August 13, 2013

    Thailand and Indonesia spared from US shrimp duties

    The US commerce department declined to set duties on shrimp imports from Thailand and Indonesia, – sparing two of the...

  33. August 13, 2013

    Oil majors welcome Mexico’s opening of energy sector to outsiders

    Oil companies gave a thumbs-up to Mexico’s planned energy reform, but said the government will have to offer competitive...

  34. August 6, 2013

    A currency is anything that two people agree is a currency

    Loyal readers of this column, if there are any, will know that a few weeks ago I was in the Galápagos Islands, part of...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    América Móvil gets LatAm boost

    It was BT, the British phone company, that used the legendary advertising slogan “It’s good to talk” nearly 20 years ago....

  36. July 15, 2013

    Russia’s Putin calls Edward Snowden unwanted Christmas present

    Vladimir Putin sarcastically likened US fugitive Edward Snowden to an unwanted Christmas present on Monday in remarks that...

  37. July 11, 2013

    Cinema reviews: We Steal Secrets, Monsters University and more

    Truth, contended the crusaders of WikiLeaks, should be free, universal and out there. Except in the case of the leading...

  38. July 2, 2013

    Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

    Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

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