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      Venezuela braces for low oil price era

      Venezuela appears to have quietly given up hope of persuading Opec peers to cut production to bolster the oil price, as the...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a...

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    1. beyondbrics

      May 18, 2015

      Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual?

      Much has been said over the last six months about the collapse of the Russian economy as a result of sanctions and the...

    2. May 16, 2015

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves take a hit

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves have dropped by nearly a third to less than $18bn since President Nicolás Maduro took office...

    3. 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...

    4. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners such...

    5. May 8, 2015

      Latin America braces for higher US rates

      The days of Latin American economies basking in the glow of high commodity prices, cheap cash and rampant Chinese demand...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Venezuelan art in the age of austerity

      As the afternoon drinks start to flow, the art scene in eastern Caracas resembles many similar exhibitions held in London or...

    7. May 6, 2015

      US accused of destroying Banca Privada d’Andorra

      US authorities destroyed an Andorran bank by accusing it of money laundering without warning, lawyers for the controlling...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 5, 2015

      Colombians of Venezuela

      Men sit at a fruit stand near a painting of Che Guevara that has been defaced with graffiti in the Petare neighborhood, home...

    9. May 5, 2015

      Latin America will be the hardest hit of emerging regions as the Fed tightens

      A striking feature of the latest updated forecasts from the International Monetary Fund was how sharply it cut growth...

    10. April 29, 2015

      Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

      Venezuela has turned to Wall Street to help it secure US dollar funding through its large gold reserves as the country...

    11. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    12. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2015

      Venezuelan militia celebrates anniversary

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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