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    1. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

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    2. December 19, 2014

      BBC warns of Netflix challenge as it toasts ratings success

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    1. December 9, 2014

      Uruguay seeks kudos from Guantánamo deal

      Having spent 13 years in prison himself, Uruguay’s leftwing President José “Pepe” Mujica has some understanding of what the...

    2. December 7, 2014

      Six Guantánamo detainees moved to Uruguay

      The US has transferred six detainees from Guantánamo Bay to Uruguay, the first prisoners from the controversial facility to...

    3. December 1, 2014

      Vázquez to extend reforms in Uruguay

      Although Tabaré Vázquez’s victory in Uruguay’s presidential elections on Sunday makes him the most powerful man in the...

    4. December 1, 2014

      Strong poll win for Vázquez cements rule of Uruguay leftists

      Tabaré Vázquez won a decisive victory in Uruguay’s presidential elections on Sunday, extending the rule of his leftist...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      The US and India: a trade truce with a twist

      Last week was a bad week for us sceptics of global governance, or so it seemed. The US and China struck a deal on reducing...

    6. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      Guest post: The case for sovereign reprofiling the IMF way, part one

      ‘Reprofiling’ is a controversial word in the world of sovereign debt at the moment. The IMF is gathering responses on a...

    7. October 27, 2014

      Uruguay presidential poll goes to run-off

      Tabaré Vázquez, Uruguay’s ruling leftwing coalition candidate, failed to secure enough votes to win the presidential...

    8. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Uruguay's presidential poll is echo of Brazil's

      Uruguay has grabbed more than its fair share of headlines recently, thanks to its atypical and endearing president, José...

    9. September 23, 2014

      High for Uruguay’s progressive policies

      Uruguay may not be important in geopolitical terms, but it punches well above its weight in other areas. It is now applauded...

    10. August 19, 2014

      Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

      Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

    12. July 13, 2014

      Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America, Royal Academy, London – review

      Not only New York but other large port cities of the eastern seaboard of the Americas – Montevideo, São Paulo, Buenos Aires...

    13. July 8, 2014

      Brazil shell-shocked by World Cup horror show

      Brazil mourns World Cup rout It’s hard to think of a bigger humiliation in sporting history than Brazil 1 Germany 7....

    14. beyondbrics

      July 4, 2014

      New farming frontiers in Latin America

      By Lucinda Elliott of LatAm Confidential Commodity prices may be weaker but South American food producers still enjoy...

    15. The World

      July 2, 2014

      Colombia's World Cup brio helps shed memories of murdered Escobar

      It was a fateful moment in Colombia’s long and troubled history of drug-fueled violence. On July 2 1994 Andrés Escobar,...

    16. The World

      June 25, 2014

      Suárez the villain takes 'la garra charrúa' too far

      Every World Cup needs a villain, and Uruguay’s Luis Suárez must have been the pre-tournament bookmakers’ favourite to fill...

    17. June 25, 2014

      World Cup: Luis Suárez at risk of losing sponsors over ‘bite’

      Luis Suárez, the Uruguayan footballer accused of biting an opponent, is facing not just the end of his World Cup but the...

    18. June 23, 2014

      Pessimistic English put their money on Costa Rica

      England’s World Cup humiliation is complete. The punters, normally among the most patriotic of supporters for the national...

    19. June 23, 2014

      Hot and confused Italian team await their fate

      In the northern Brazilian beach town of Natal, a hot and very confused Italian team await what may be the last match of...

    20. The World

      June 19, 2014

      Suarez puts England on the brink of elimination

      Credit: Reuters By Simon Kuper in São Paulo England deserve to go home early. A poor witless team was undone by Luis Suarez,...

    21. June 18, 2014

      World Cup: Statistics give England cause for optimism v Uruguay

      The English debate about their team is usually so distorted by frustration that ahead of England-Uruguay in São Paulo, it is...

    22. June 13, 2014

      Montevideo enjoys the fruits of new building boom

      The fashionable beach resort of Punta del Este has dominated Uruguay’s property market for more than a decade, but the...

    23. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Guest post: don't cry for rogue debtor Argentina

      By Arturo C Porzecanski José Barrionuevo, the former Barclays Capital emerging markets strategist who came up with the...

    24. May 28, 2014

      Growth data, GDP – and a few goals

      Every four years, teams of highly paid, competitive individuals gather together and try to beat their international rivals....

    25. May 9, 2014

      Uruguay’s smoking laws draw tobacco fire

      While Uruguay has been celebrated by liberals around the world for its bold steps to regulate cannabis, with new rules...

    26. 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...

    27. April 1, 2014

      Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

      To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

    28. March 14, 2014

      Alejandro Zaffaroni, life scientist and entrepreneur, 1923-2014

      As the second world war drew to a close in 1945, Alejandro Zaffaroni hitched a ride on a US military cargo ship from his...

    29. February 2, 2014

      Discoveries: Art, Science & Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums, Two Temple Place, London – review

      Can you distil the intellectual life of centuries into an exhibition? If so, Cambridge’s eight major museums are uniquely...

    30. January 24, 2014

      LGBT youth suffer isolation and intolerance

      When Dan Savage put up a YouTube video in 2010 in reaction to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a teenager in Indiana who was...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2014

      Uruguay: an international (legal) cannabis hub?

      Could Uruguay’s groundbreaking marijuana law lead to more than just legal spliffs? Politicians, government officials and...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2014

      Argentina: top-end car tax starts to bite

      Nice car Tough times for consumers in Argentina. Thanks to a 35 per cent tourist tax, many are swapping the white sands of...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      January 10, 2014

      Uruguay lightning strikes

      Mariana Suarez/AFP Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace, seat of the government in...

    34. January 3, 2014

      Drugs policy enters a brave new world

      On New Year’s day the US state of Colorado began an experiment in drugs policy that is attracting the attention of policy...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2013

      Uruguay loses finance minister in year-end dampener

      It had all been going so well for Uruguay’s president, José “Pepe” Mujica. The passing of a groundbreaking law this month...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2013

      Caribbean and drugs: time for some healing?

      Richard Thomas, a dreadlocked Jamaican sound engineer and musician, is still livid over the last time he was arrested and...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2013

      The Weekender, December 14

      The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

    38. December 12, 2013

      Uruguay is right to opt out of the world war on drugs

      It is not immediately obvious what a boy from a small south Wales mining village and the government of Uruguay have in...

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