Venezuelans add beer to list of privations

The socialist government has starved the private sector

MSCI Peru ruling threatens Frontier index

Fears the move would drive foreign investment away from $67bn bourse

Judge questions Brazil impeachment system

Some lawmakers announced votes against Rousseff before ballot

Brazil’s central bank keeps rates on hold

Benchmark left at near-decade high as country braces for shake-up

IMF says Brazil resilience bodes well

Country attracts foreign direct investment despite crises

Venezuela civil servants on two-day week

Electricity shortages worsen in crisis-hit oil producer

Brazilians turn to retail therapy

Premium beer and lipstick alone defy economic collapse

Credit Suisse poaches UBS wealth team in Mexico

Swiss bank boosts its Mexico relationship manager division

BTG founder Esteves freed by Brazil court

Star banker still being investigated over Petrobras scandal

New FCA chief skipped interview for job

Andrew Bailey was not on shortlist, select committee told

Mexican gas demand will be vital for US

Sales to neighbour could be critical for struggling US market

Mexico criticised in missing students case

Torture and evidence planting claims likely to damage government

Rousseff presses her case in Brazil drama

Impeachment fight said to have the feeling of a ‘telenovela’

Argentina puts end to long holdouts saga

Judge lifts injunctions on country after it pays creditors $9.3bn

Ecuador despairs as quake costs mount

President Correa may have to swallow pride and seek IMF help

Macri enlists business as austerity bites

Argentina is undergoing a painful transition from interventionist policies

Argentina bonds in blockbuster return

Demand left investors with smaller allocations than hoped for

Ecuador says rich will fund quake recovery

Levy to be imposed on citizens whose wealth exceeds $1m

Temer denies conspiracy against Rousseff

Brazil’s vice-president denies allegations of parliamentary coup

Post-default bonds: buy for me Argentina

Nation’s poor record has been overlooked in the rush for yield