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    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Cuban cowboys

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

    2. 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 Havana...

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    1. 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 from...

    2. 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, have...

    3. 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 the...

    4. 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 a...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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 and...

    7. 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 Cuba...

    8. 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 year-long...

    9. 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 potential...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 move to...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 sits...

    15. 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 restrictions on...

    16. 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 swapped...

    17. 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 war,...

    18. 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,...

    19. November 20, 2014

      Colombian rebels agree to free hostages

      Colombian Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to release a general and four other hostages, in a move likely to allow the...

    20. November 4, 2014

      Havana International Ballet Festival, Cuba – review

      This biennial get-together for the world’s dance community, now in its 24th incarnation, is the continuing legacy of...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2014

      Circus school in Havana

      Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters Cuban children practise during a training session at a circus school in Havana, located inside...

    22. July 30, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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