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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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...

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    1. Investing in Cuba

      A rapprochement with the US has raised hopes that Cuba will open up to the world, with...
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      The capital of the United Kingdom has welcomed migrants since Roman times and now this...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 30, 2015

      Havana floods

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Cuban cowboys

      People react as they watch a rodeo show at the International Livestock Fair in Havana, Cuba. ...

    20. March 15, 2015

      EU foreign policy chief to visit Cuba as relations with west thaw

      The EU’s foreign policy chief is to visit Cuba this month in the latest sign of the rapid thaw in relations between...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Malpaso, Joyce Theater, New York — review

      For its US debut last spring, the Havana contemporary dance troupe Malpaso (“Bad Move” in Spanish) commissioned a piece...

    22. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Colombian peace talks brought to you by YouTube

      It is testament to the power of social media that some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc,...

    23. 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...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Students of Castro

      Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2014

      Ending the cycle in Havana

      A bicycle is parked under pictures of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, brother of Fidel and Cuba’s...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. December 17, 2014

      US moves to restore relations with Cuba

      The US is to open talks with Cuba about establishing full diplomatic relations and reopening an embassy in Havana,...

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