US tackles Brazil’s dirty game

Fifa arrests expose corruption claims in Latin American football

Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

The heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

Venezuela braces for low oil price era

In the absence of Opec cuts, country launches plan to boost market share

US arrests man who owns Brazil football

José Hawilla to return $151m after pleading guilty in Fifa case

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French group trumpets Cuba pharma

Abivax plans IPO to fund Havana-developed hepatitis treatment

Colombia’s Santos calls for peace talks to accelerate

Announcement comes amid recent attacks by both sides in the five-decade-long conflict

Brazil economy contracting sharply

Hangover after end of commodities supercycle and credit-led boom

Haiti: Rising from the rubble

Much has been rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake, but it is more difficult to ensure the country’s economic future

Romero beatified amid spiralling violence

Thousands killed in San Salvador this year in gang clashes

42 cartel members dead in Mexico shootout

Government claims a victory over Jalisco New Generation

Florida’s Stonegate Bank embraces Cuba

US government urged bank to open account for communist nation

Campiani released from Uruguay prison

Businessman’s case underlines dangers of business in Uruguay

Puerto Rico suffers further rating cut

Moody’s move follows budget plan aimed at reviving bond deal

Cuba: Showtime in Havana

Reforms are urgent to boost the Caribbean island’s economy

Brazil and China reheat old news

While synergies between the two countries are self-evident, realising them has not been easy

Armed civilians patrol Mexico town

Community on guard after gang activity

Gangs challenge the ballot box in Chilapa

Violence is interwoven with politics in the strife-torn Mexican town

Guatemala’s central bank chief arrested

Julio Suárez and 14 others arrested on charges including fraud

China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

Deal worth $173m latest foreign buyout by Chinese institutions

Brazil politics broken, says former leader

Cardoso warns of ‘crisis of legitimacy’ amid corruption scandals