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  1. July 18, 2014

    The Diary: Adnan Sarwar

    Li Po, working in the eighth-century Tang dynasty, wrote a poem about a lonely young wife; Ezra Pound did his best to bring...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s Latin American trip places trade ahead of ideology

    When Xi Jinping went to Latin America last year he visited US allies such as Mexico and Costa Rica – leading some in...

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    The capital of the United Kingdom has welcomed migrants since Roman times and now this...
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  1. June 13, 2014

    The beautiful, discreet enclaves where the super-rich congregate

    Between the ocean and mountains of California’s Santa Barbara County sits Montecito, a small, beautiful bubble of wealth...

  2. May 23, 2014

    Santos seeks his finest hour in Colombia

    From his campaign bunker, a former cloister, President Juan Manuel Santos describes Colombia’s presidential election on...

  3. March 2, 2014

    Venezuela: In search of a solution

    Until this month, Angel Vivas was a little-known figure who had retired from Venezuela’s armed forces seven years ago after...

  4. The World

    February 24, 2014

    Venezuela as Ukraine?

    “We could turn Venezuela into Ukraine!” a student protester shouted in Caracas this weekend. It is striking how similar the...

  5. January 31, 2014

    ‘The Man Who Loved Dogs’, by Leonardo Padura

    The Man Who Loved Dogs, by Leonardo Padura, translated by Anna Kushner, Bitter Lemon Press, RRP£20 / Farrar, Straus and...

  6. January 28, 2014

    Latin American leaders gather in Cuba for summit

    In a country famous for its political billboards, Cuba this week prepared to welcome Latin American heads of state to Havana...

  7. January 21, 2014

    Glimmers of change in Cuba as fear and secrecy fade

    Apartment building meetings are no longer what they used to be in Havana. A few years ago, they were thinly attended...

  8. January 17, 2014

    Raúl Castro’s unhurried reforms of Cuba economy falter

    In a dusty Havana parking lot, a group of Cubans examine the prices of the modern cars they can now buy from the state for...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Castro's peso dilemma: a Cuban Big Bang, or gradualism?

    CUCs and CUPs - know your pesos Monetary reform rarely gets the pulse racing. But on the colonial streets of old Havana,...

  10. The World

    December 11, 2013

    In the Picture: Celebrating Nelson Mandela

    (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Thousands gathered in Soweto’s enormous stadium for a lively memorial service celebrating...

  11. November 17, 2013

    Santos optimistic on peace in Colombia

    Inaugurating a school in a region once teeming with Marxist guerrillas, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s President, broke in...

  12. November 6, 2013

    Colombia takes next step in Farc peace plan

    Colombia’s government and rebel leaders of the Farc announced jointly on Wednesday that they have partially agreed on the...

  13. October 3, 2013

    Cuba’s new port offers a small opening to the global economy

    When Havana hosts its annual international trade jamboree next month, officials will be sure to tout Cuba’s new container...

  14. August 20, 2013

    Farc expresses sorrow for ‘cruelty and pain’

    Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla group for the first time on Tuesday admitted partial...

  15. August 7, 2013

    Cuban exiles and their curious vigil

    Every August, a distinguished group of Cuban-American scholars – from Harvard sociologists to moonlighting International...

  16. July 18, 2013

    North Korea condemns ‘violent’ ship seizure

    Pyongyang has condemned Panama’s “violent” seizure of a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba and demanded the...

  17. 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...

  18. The World

    June 27, 2013

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

    Edward Snowden is fast becoming a hot potato nobody wants to handle. Russia does not want him – so he can’t leave the...

  19. June 21, 2013

    Cuba, home of the world’s oddest property market

    It’s only 9am but it’s already 33C on the Malecón, Havana’s corniche, and my brain feels like a conch fritter. I’ve come to...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    June 12, 2013

    Australian begins 100-mile swim

    Franklin Reyes/AP Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba on Wednesday. Ms McCardel...

  21. June 10, 2013

    Colombians debate political role for Farc rebels

    Almost 20 years later, Iván Cepeda still vividly recalls the day his father, then a senator, was murdered. “I came out of...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2013

    Week ahead, June 10-15

    Coming up this week: the US-Islamic Forum in Doha coincides with the fourth Islamic Banking Conference in Kuala Lumpur on...

  23. May 26, 2013

    Progress seen in Colombia’s peace talks with Farc

    Colombia’s government and rebel leaders of the Farc announced on Sunday they have agreed on the first point of the peace...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    May 1, 2013

    Fidel, Che and Chávez

    Ramon Espinosa/AP People hold up images showing Fidel Castro, second from right, Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez,...

  25. April 19, 2013

    Five of the best: Havana hangouts

    Sloppy Joe’s Bar This was once America’s favourite Havana bar, frequented by stars such as silent-screen ingénue Mary...

  26. April 16, 2013

    Venezuela forces Cuba’s pace of change

    Hugo Chávez’s death, the narrow election victory of Nicolás Maduro, his chosen successor, and Venezuela’s stuttering economy...

  27. The World

    April 1, 2013

    Making peace in Colombia

    They say that a bad agreement is better than a good fight. But not, it seems, in Bogotá. Last September, President Juan...

  28. March 7, 2013

    Spanish political worries circle Iberia

    A paradox permeates the labour unrest Iberia, the lossmaking Spanish airline. The longer the costly protests go on,...

  29. March 5, 2013

    Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez dies

    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday after suffering complications from cancer surgery, putting an end to the...

  30. March 5, 2013

    End of Chávismo spells woe for Castros

    Havana was full of whispers. Cuban officials traded on rumours of the great man’s health. For some, his heartbeat was almost...

  31. March 5, 2013

    Venezuela expels US embassy official

    Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chávez’s cancer was an "attack" by enemies as he announced the expulsion...

  32. February 27, 2013

    Yahoo sets the trend with home work ban

    “Yahoos,” begins the memo to staff. “From Sunnyvale to Santa Monica, Bangalore to Beijing – I think we can all feel the...

  33. February 26, 2013

    Castro pledge is chance for change

    Never underestimate Havana’s ability to delay change. Raúl Castro became de facto president of Cuba in 2006, and has long...

  34. February 24, 2013

    Castro to step down but not until 2018

    Raúl Castro accepted a new five-year term as Cuban president on Sunday promising that it would also be his last, thereby...

  35. February 22, 2013

    Chávez still suffering from lung infection

    Hugo Chávez’s difficulty in breathing as a result of a lung infection after cancer surgery in Cuba more than two months ago...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2013

    Chávez's return raises more questions than it answers

    Most Venezuelans have probably lost count of how many times Hugo Chávez has triumphantly returned from Cuba after cancer...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 9, 2013

    Venezuela devaluation: it finally happened

    At last it happened. With traffic jams piling up all across the country as most Venezuelans were taking off for the beach to...

  38. February 8, 2013

    In Castro, a glimpse of Chávez’s future

    Last Sunday the world had its first proper sighting in almost three years of a once limelight-hogging leader. It was Fidel...

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