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Insurance in Asia: Narrow-minded

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Watch out Fly Title:  Insurance in Asia Rubric:  Asia can do more to protect itself from the risk of natural catastrophes IT IS known as the insurance-protection gap. It can set vulnerable economies back years. It is growing inexorably, and nowhere does it yawn more widely than in Asia. The gap in question is ...

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Football in the Caribbean: Turning a blind eye

ON MAY 27th an early-dawn raid at a posh Swiss hotel brought nine bigwigs from FIFA, football’s international governing body, into custody for allegations of corruption. After years when the game’s leaders managed to avoid any consequences for their unsavoury mismanagement, fans around the world cheered the round-up as a first step towards cleaning up the sport. But the American ...

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The history of revolution: Aux armes, historiens!

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Who should govern Britain? Fly Title:  The history of revolution Rubric:  Why rising up and revolting became so popular Main image:  Hitting back Hitting back Revolutions Without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World. By Janet Polasky. Yale University Press; 371 pages; $35 and £25. REVOLUTIONARIES want to tear down walls. Between ...

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Bello: A warmer Latin climate for Obama

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What does Hillary stand for? Fly Title:  Bello Rubric:  The region will start to put pragmatism ahead of ideology in dealing with the United States Main image:  20150411_AMD001_0.jpg LATIN AMERICA can be tricky ground for leaders of the United States. In 1958 Richard Nixon, then the vice-president, survived an attack on his car by ...

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Normalisation with Cuba: The thrill of the thaw

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What does Hillary stand for? Fly Title:  Normalisation with Cuba Rubric:  American business is eager to cross the Florida Strait, but obstacles remain Location:  MIAMI Main image:  And they’re off, again And they’re off, again IN THE late 1950s, when the Fabulous Rockers were hitting the big time, their hometown of Ybor City, near ...

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Cuba and business travel: No business here

GULLIVER has been wanting to write about the biggest story in American travel—the thaw in US-Cuban relations—for weeks now. Even if you don’t plan on travelling to Cuba, you might have noticed some changes already—updated airline route maps that include Havana, for instance. But this is a business travel blog, and it’s been hard to figure out how the policy ...

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Haiti: Unhappy anniversary

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Seize the day Fly Title:  Haiti Rubric:  Five frustrating years later, an earthquake-torn nation searches for stability Location:  PORT-AU-PRINCE Main image:  20150117_AMP001_0.jpg FOR five years since an earthquake, known in Creole as the goudougoudou, struck Haiti on January 12th 2010, the capital’s cinemas have lain in ruins. The loss of hundreds of thousands of ...

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