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    1. beyondbrics



      Brazil's reality show

      I have just returned from abroad. It felt like déjà vu from a distant past. Explaining Brazil has become complex again. “I...

    2. Nick Butler

      April 19, 2015

      Venezuela – reform postponed

      Can a country with an inflation rate of 70 per cent and a shortage of such basic goods as milk and toilet paper really be so...

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    1. April 17, 2015

      Petrocaribe: a legacy that is both blessing and a curse

      Shortly after the 2010 earthquake, Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, said he would write off Haiti’s $395m debt for...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2015

      Venezuelan militia celebrates anniversary

      Members of the Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela ...

    3. April 12, 2015

      Americas ‘love-in’ summit produces little action

      History may have been made at this weekend’s summit of leaders from 35 countries across the Americas, but in the end, words...

    4. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    5. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela is...

    6. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2015

      For Venezuelans, the focus should be on Caracas, not US sanctions

      The Obama Administration’s new approach to Cuba has jolted Western Hemisphere leaders preparing for next week’s Summit of...

    7. March 30, 2015

      Social media offers salve for Venezuela’s pain

      For weeks Elías Baduy ran from pharmacy to pharmacy in Caracas searching for medicine for his father, a survivor of a...

    8. March 18, 2015

      Imagining the world of Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

      The Arab street was in uproar at the shock news of the departure of its favourite peace envoy. Young men and women, holding...

    9. March 17, 2015

      China: With friends like these

      In global terms, the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in January ranked as a mere political...

    10. March 15, 2015

      Venezuela’s US spat takes on a Cold War edge

      Cries of “socialist motherland” ring out during nationwide military manoeuvres, and graffiti reading “Gringo respect!” or...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    12. March 11, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic woes spark election fears

      In the ramshackle shantytown of Ramo Verde outside the city of Los Teques, Henrique Capriles is pressing the flesh, slapping...

    13. March 11, 2015

      Saudi’s oil market strategy makes sense

      In December Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi posed an interesting question: “Is there a black swan out there that we...

    14. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Venezuelan default: not likely

      Venezuela has one of the worst managed economies on the planet and its bonds are trading at levels that suggest a default is...

    15. March 3, 2015

      Venezuela orders US to cut diplomat numbers

      Venezuela has given the US two weeks to drastically cut the number of diplomats allowed to work in the socialist nation in...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Facing up to cheap oil: a tale of Latin America's two Opec members

      Last week Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and the president of Opec, called for an extraordinary meeting of...

    17. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the moon but...

    18. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2015

      Guest post: China keeps credit flowing to Latin America's fragile economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher and Margaret Myers Despite the economic slowdown that is gripping Latin America, Chinese finance to...

    19. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      The singular goal of multiple exchange rates

      The intricacies of Venezuela’s bizarre economic policy apparatus long ago became a subject approached with confidence only...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      February 25, 2015

      Cazulo aims high

      Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against...

    21. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. An emergency Opec meeting will be called if the oil price slips any further,...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      Nigeria's oil minister opens door to an energy Bretton Woods, and more

      Nigeria’s oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke told the Financial Times (and FT Alphaville with them) on Monday she was happy...

    23. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2015

      Caracas offers coup plots to queuing Venezuelans

      As Venezuelans queued to buy dollars last week to protect their savings from the world’s fastest inflation, intelligence...

    24. February 23, 2015

      Venezuela cracks down on critics

      When Venezuelan security police dressed in camouflage and armed with assault rifles snatched Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of...

    25. February 19, 2015

      Human rights fears rise in Venezuela

      Lilian Tintori repeats a question her five year-old daughter has asked more than once during the past year: “Will daddy die...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2015

      The four potential crises stalking EM

      With US interest rate hikes likely this year, EM markets may be catapulted into four separate currency, sovereign or banking...

    27. February 15, 2015

      A civilian sacrifice is more likely than a coup in Caracas

      Venezuela’s cartoonish leaders have survived boulders and anvils that would eradicate most governments. For years,...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Scamming in the 1800s. Simpler times. - The austerity con: Simon Wren-Lewis long read. - Why 500 year...

    29. February 11, 2015

      Developing economies: Taking a load off

      Morocco’s leaders held their breath as the moment approached. Would riots erupt? Would inflation jump? But the day came and...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Venezuela: more of the same

      Instead of clarity, still more confusion out of Venezuela on Tuesday as officials made yet another announcement on a...

    31. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2015

      Guest post: Venezuela's collapse has nothing to do with falling oil prices

      By Francisco Toro As stories proliferate of Venezuelans waiting in line for hours for basic staples and people paying $755...

    32. February 6, 2015

      Venezuelan migrants use Cuban tactics to steer US political debate

      Over cornbread sandwiches and cold beer, the Friday evening conversation at El Arepazo in Doral would quicken the pulse of...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Guest post: make or break for Ukraine

      By Simon Quijano-Evans of Commerzbank Today’s surprise visit by President François Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel to...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      Unravelling the petrodollar liquidity enigma

      Whenever you mention the “petrodollar” issue, you get one of two responses. The first goes, “it’s really not an issue, the...

    35. February 4, 2015

      Big oil is not the biggest victim of cheap crude

      If only oil-producing countries that got into trouble could merge, bring in fresh management, lay off citizens, cut costs...

    36. February 4, 2015

      Venezuela takes over supermarket chain in crackdown on private business

      The Venezuelan government has taken over supermarket chain Dia a Dia and ordered the detention of its owners, as socialist...

    37. February 1, 2015

      Refiners say Keystone is route to oil independence

      Republicans backing the Keystone XL oil pipeline say it would create thousands of jobs in an economy grappling with slow...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Abkhazia: a new El Dorado on the Black Sea coast?

      Thousands of immigrants attracted by a construction boom is hardly front page news – but what if the latest El Dorado is an...

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