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Snapshot,
Philippa Brant

Over the past few years, China's aid to Pacific Island countries has increased, but few understand the full amount of money Beijing has given to its neighbors. Here's where the money has gone.

Snapshot,
Christopher Sabatini

Cheap oil is generating headaches for Latin American countries that bet on high prices. Here's how Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela are managing the downturn. 

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Vito Laterza and Patience Mususa

Zambia is managing a boom in its copper mining industry and is on the verge of repaying its international debts. Political uncertainty following President Michael Sata's death, however, could unravel the country's progress.

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Ali Wyne

The strategy behind the U.S. pivot to Asia has a missing link: a stronger role in Latin America.

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Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Cryptocurrencies could enable the often neglected developing world to tap into crucial banking services.

Snapshot,
Van Jackson

Russia tends to make diplomatic overtures to North Korea whenever relations between Moscow and Washington sour. With U.S. strategy in Asia hanging in the balance, though, the repercussions of a stronger Russian-North Korean partnership could be different than ever before.

Postscript,
Salvatore Babones

It has been clear for a long time that China's rate of economic growth would eventually decelerate for a number of reasons.

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Jose W. Fernandez and Eric Lorber

Easing the U.S. embargo on Cuba will provide companies with immediate economic opportunities, so long as they are willing to bear the administrative and bureaucratic burdens of conducting business in a nation untouched by U.S. industry for 54 years.

Snapshot,
Matt Wheeler

The impeachment of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra threatens to derail more than her political career; it also imperils the military regime’s effort to suppress political discord.

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Kassia Yanosek and David G. Victor

Low oil prices could force some oil and gas producers to stop drilling. But the price slump may also create a sizable opportunity for new oil exploration projects, such as deep-water oil and gas fields, which have long lead times and do not rely solely on today’s oil prices.

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