Morgan Stanley mulls sale of gas business

Bank’s move after Fed raises concerns about risks

Codelco sticks with ambitious plans

Chilean copper miner plans more than $23bn of investments

Rousseff faces fresh Petrobras pressure

Public spending watchdog raises questions over Comperj refinery

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Brazil’s markets track election polls

Day traders exploit volatility as presidential race heads for tie

Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

Brazil’s president looks to put corruption scandal behind her

Brazil’s Neves prays for rain

Drought threatens support for opposition campaign in key state

Brazil poll candidates launch personal attacks

Presidential hopefuls Rousseff and Neves clash

An man passes by a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
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Education and taxation called to arms in Mexico’s effort to handle obesity

Scale of the problem has reached epidemic proportions. Plus: robots join drive to boost healthcare services

Cosmetic surgery cuts neatly into Brazil’s psyche

Appearance, ethnicity, status and social mobility are behind the phenomenon. Plus: efforts to improve treatment of diabetes

Fears mount of Venezuela default

Deteriorating economy has forced president to slash imports to cover foreign debt payments

Latin America is plagued by incumbents

Term limits are shifting toward eternal presidential tenures

Petrobras scandal stokes Brazil election

Negative headlines could not have come at worse time for incumbent president Dilma Rousseff

Morales says ‘Evo for ever’ not on cards

Newly re-elected Bolivian president rules out staying in power until 2025

Two Citi scandals too much for Medina-Mora

Bitter pill for driven Mexican banker who prepares to exit US bank

Rousseff and Neves lock horns in debate

Brazilian president fends off attacks in television contest

Scandal in Brazil – do voters care?

Rousseff supporters say hearings timed to do maximum damage to campaign

Mexican drug barons continue to flourish

Many veteran bosses are behind bars or dead but new groups continue to spring up

Morales secures redistributionist mandate

Bolivia president says victory a ‘triumph of the anti-capitalists’

Petrobras holding back Brazil’s airlines

State-controlled oil group’s jet fuel pricing policy under fire