Euphoria hits Cuba amid doubts on detente

Easing of US ties could spark a boom but large-scale emigration is a risk

Investors eye gains from US-Cuba detente

Easing of trade rules could benefit cruise operators and airlines

The Big Read: Oil’s winners and losers

Inflation and strong dollar could curb global economic impact

Argentina pressed to strike creditor deal

Cool reaction to latest offer on debt worsens precarious economic state

Uruguay seeks kudos from Guantánamo deal

Government burnishes progressive reputation by taking inmates

Chile rethinks its free market experiment

Critics warn reforms threaten the country’s economic ‘miracle’

Brazilians brace for ‘Scissorhands’ cuts

New finance minister targets tax breaks and unemployment benefits

Brazil lifts benchmark rate to 11.75%

Government strives to regain investor trust

Containers sit stacked in the Santos Brasil Terminal at the Port of Santos in Santos, Brazil, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Struggling with the transition

The end of the commodity supercycle is bringing challenges

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Case study: Melissa shoes

Company finds way to cope with the dreaded ‘Brazil cost’

Oil slide hits struggling Venezuelans

Falling crude likely to lengthen queues for basic goods such as food and medicine

Brazil’s leader and the market-friendly Levy

A bullish sign but the finance minister faces a tough task

Hopes rise for US ‘spy’ jailed in Cuba

Rapprochement moves by Washington and Havana could lead to deal to free Alan Gross

Brazil economy crawls out of recession

Growth of 0.1% illustrates challenge for economics team

Germany drops opposition to Canada deal

Berlin says opting out would be ‘disaster’

São Paulo-based exchange eyes LatAm rivals

BM&FBovespa hopes to make bold move to assert regional influence

GM struggles with Latin American slowdown

One of the world’s fastest growing car markets is cutting costs

Demand for debt is strong, despite talk of a slowdown

Widening deficits and slow growth do not spell doom and gloom for the region

Mexico insures against oil price fall

Hedging programme locks in sale prices of the commodity that funds a third of federal revenue

Brazil’s economy faces grim Christmas

Low demand and weak currency will hit imports, says Maersk

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