Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president

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A rapprochement with America is part of his plan to save socialism from itself

Taking on Google is the Madisonian way

If there is one thing the leaders of our revolution feared, it was the concentration of power

Power of the US presidential partner

When we elect a leader we are electing two people, writes Kati Marton

Venezuela steps up nationalist rhetoric

Stark contrast between Venezuelan and Cuban approach to US

‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

Lawmakers introduce bill which would help seal Pacific Rim deal

US and China: rivals with common cause

The future of the relationship is not predetermined but for the leaders to shape, writes Kevin Rudd

Bernanke joins hedge fund in market debut

Ex-Fed chairman starts as Citadel recovers from $1bn trading loss

Warren attacks bank non-prosecution deals

Fines described as ‘slap on wrist’ by US senator pressing for trials

Clinton campaign highlights ordinariness

Rebrand tacks away from her in-depth knowledge of foreign and domestic policy issues

Obama’s climate change legacy at risk

Oklahoma attorney-general fights White House on role of EPA

Obama agrees Congress deal on Iran vote

White House withdraws veto threat after nuclear bill watered down

Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

Move will pave way for Havana to tap financial markets

Marco Rubio’s strengths and weaknesses

Youth a help and hindrance for Hispanic US presidential contender

Clinton’s second bid for the White House

She needs to give a clearer sense of the kind of president she would be

Study says low wages cost US $153bn a year

More than half of all fast-food workers rely on public assistance