US-Cuba ‘war’ ends with no clear winners

Obama seen as acting unilaterally in decision to ease sanctions

Nicaragua breaks ground with $50bn canal

Ortega seeks to allay fears over China’s role in inter-ocean project

Mexico looks to police with one voice

Fuerza Civil seeks to lead by example in fight against corruption

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Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

The US has turned the table on many of its critics in the region

Colombia braced for effects of oil’s fall

Finance minister confident despite potential impact on public finances

On Cuba, no side has got it right

It is strange that the island is still a focal point of US foreign policy, says Cardiff Garcia

Miami’s Cuban old guard loses its grip

Growing number of Cuban-Americans are less ideological

How the Pope helped melt US-Cuba freeze

Diplomatic triumph was achieved through a series of canny moves

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

Carrefour sells Brazil stake for $672m

Deal with billionaire Diniz paves way for São Paulo listing

Cuba detente latest sign cold war is over

US debate had shifted from what the island does beyond its borders to what it does within them

Coffee hit by higher Brazil forecasts

Volcafe estimates add to bearishness of market

The Big Read: Oil’s winners and losers

Inflation and strong dollar could curb global economic impact

Argentina pressed to strike creditor deal

Cool market reaction to latest offer on debt worsens country’s precarious economic situation

Mexico’s drama faces painful second act

As growth fails to take off, can Peña Nieto avoid a tragic ending?

Climate talks struggle into overtime

Delegates in Lima agree just one paragraph for final text

Mexico minister defends house purchase

Videgaray says he is willing to submit to an independent investigation

Mexico sets rules for historic oil tender

Terms impose five-block limit and ban oil majors from teaming up

Kerry issues warning at Lima climate talks

US secretary of state visit comes as Beijing takes tough stance