Political scandals put brake on reform agenda

Legislators’ attention also includes constitutional reform

Chile: Copper bottomed

Facing higher costs and lower prices, copper producers are being asked to improve their environmental record

Argentina casts a wide net for cash

Economy under mounting pressure despite strong bond sale

Chile hints at way out of region’s gloom

World’s top copper exporter set to escape downturn

Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

Third contractor in as many weeks to seek bankruptcy protection

Argentina sues UK oil groups in Falklands

Buenos Aires threatens to extradite and jail company executives

Agriculture vital to economic development

Coffee and chocolate production are fertile ground for job creation

‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

Lawmakers introduce bill which would help seal Pacific Rim deal

Ford set to unveil $2.5bn Mexican push

Carmakers attracted to country by low labour costs

A woman holds a placard reading 'Petrolao Brazilian Shame' in reference to the Petrobras money laundering and corruption scandals, during a protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15 March 2015
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Rousseff accused of ‘outsourcing’ politics

Crisis-hit Brazilian president weighs benefit of giving up control of key roles

Mexico’s economic gloom hard to crack

Families feel pain of austerity despite improvements in the country’s outlook

Americas summit marks region’s change

But more decisive than US-Cuba talks is the end of commodity boom

Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

Findings underscore task facing Brazil’s president’s efforts to set public finances back on track

Emerging markets: The great unravelling

Developing economies are experiencing high capital outflow levels

Argentina struggles to pay bondholders

Buenos Aires is desperately trying to meet a financial deadline in defiance of a US court ruling

Fernández holds out for debt fight win

Argentina’s waiting game with creditors carries a heavy price

Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

Economists predict the deepest recession in decades this year

Lure of big ships fuels canal boom

Chinese companies bet on rival Latin American trade routes

An agenda for an outward-looking economy

A panel of business observers met to discuss the areas Brazil’s leaders must focus on now that the commodity boom has come to an end

China: With friends like these

Beijing has lent billions to spread its influence, but as defaults loom its approach is shifting

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