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    1. February 5, 2016

      Centuries after Great Schism, Pope and Patriarch to meet

      A Roman Catholic Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will hold their first meeting since the Great...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2015

      Arriving in Havana

      A Chinese Navy vessel enters the port of Havana on Tuesday ...

    7. 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...

    8. November 6, 2015

      On Your Feet!, Marquis Theatre, New York — ‘Irresistible’

      When I panned Mamma Mia!, I lost a few friends. Maybe they’ll come back when I say that I found On Your Feet!, the...

    9. 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...

    10. September 24, 2015

      Breakthrough in Farc talks triggers backlash in Colombia

      The breakthrough announced in Havana this week between Colombian peace negotiators and Marxist rebels has been welcomed...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 ...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. June 15, 2015

      Renewed relations with Cuba divide US opinion

      Barack Obama surprised the world in late December with the announcement that he planned to normalise relations with...

    24. June 15, 2015

      Glimmers of glasnost begin to warm Cuba

      Shortly after the US and Cuba announced talks about normalising relations, a neighbourhood watch committee — often a...

    25. June 15, 2015

      Cuba’s free trade zone: a would-be capitalist enclave

      Waves of foreign businessmen have washed up on Cuba’s shores since the thawing of US-Cuba diplomatic relations. They...

    26. June 15, 2015

      Cuba’s drive to extend co-operative model

      Early on a sunny Sunday morning in Havana, few passers-by or police are around to witness the two men at work. They...

    27. June 7, 2015

      UK developer plans to invest $500m in Cuban resort

      London & Regional, the UK property developer, plans to invest more than $500m to develop a luxury Cuban tourist resort...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      June 1, 2015

      Mutacion Forzada

      Actor Orlando Silva, 25, poses for a photo as he has his body painted to perform as part of the creation “Mutacion...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      April 30, 2015

      Havana floods

      People walk on a street after flooding caused by heavy rains in Havana on Thursday ...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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