Frail economy dents Brazil’s car industry

Hundreds of workers laid off as economy falters

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

Composite picture of logos of Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Vivendi and GVT

Vivendi chooses Telefónica for GVT unit

French group selects Spanish operator over Telecom Italia

New framework for sovereign defaults

Effort to prevent re-run of Argentine and Greek wrangles

Brazil park service provider lures Advent

US private equity group taps growing Brazil tourism industry

Silva shakes up Brazilian election

October’s presidential vote is now a three-way contest

US slaps duties on Mexican sugar imports

Dispute highlights trade friction despite Nafta agreement

Argentina attacks BNY over debt payments

Trustee refuses to transfer bond payments after ruling

Peña Nieto fails to dispel Mexican gloom

Reforms win overseas plaudits but not at home

Peru to be world’s second biggest in copper

Pipeline of Chinese projects now worth $20bn, officials say

Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

Default seen as part of a broader shift by Fernández

WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

Recent restrictions ruled as violating global trade regulations

Argentina: a Lilliputian market

Companies will benefit from ending isolation

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

Antofagasta to split top jobs

Luksic steps back from day-to-day operations

Argentine bonds fall on debt swap plan

Proposal makes early resolution of ‘holdouts’ saga less likely

Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

Plans aimed at evading US court ruling

LatAm swaps populists for apparatchiks

Beijing’s readiness to invest without judgment facilitates regimes to ape China

Mexico’s historic reform drive

Plaudits for passing laws, but the hardest part lies ahead

Brazil’s Silva raises investors’ hopes