How to purge emerging markets of graft

Guatemala provides some dramatic and unusually sharp lessons

Guatemala president resigns over charges

Pérez Molina accused of bribery and customs fraud

Brazil struggles to fix fiscal crisis

Finance minister battles to make headway amid a slumping economy

Venezuela secures $5bn China loan

Oil-backed credit a show of support for Latin American economy

Murders ignored in Guerrero, says report

Justice has collapsed in violent Mexican state, says rights group

Judge rallies Brazil to anti-graft war

Sérgio Moro battles political opposition to Petrobras probe

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Trafigura lifts Pacific Exploration stake

Commodity trader controls more than 10 per cent of oil producer

Colombia: peace dividend

Deal with Farc rebels could help offset the pain of low oil prices and peso depreciation

Israeli spy tools exports raise concerns

Privacy International says surveillance technology sold to Colombia

Marathon man tries to regain lost momentum

Year of corruption and scandal rocks Mexico’s president

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Brazil weighs another impeachment move

Roussef finds herself in the same boat as former president Collor

Venezuela cracks down on Colombia migrants

South American neighbours recall ambassadors in border dispute

Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

Move by vice-president creates new problems for Rousseff

Mexico neighbourhood paints over troubles

Neglected barrio north of capital transformed by art

Mexican watchdog probes Slim’s Telmex

Focus on whether terms of concession were breached

Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

Fears rise that political instability could exacerbate recession

Anglo agrees to sell Chilean copper mines

UK mining group reports some progress with its asset disposals

Region will suffer from Venezuela failure

Caracas is suffering from self-destructive political paralysis

World’s poor bank on a better future

Report says tipping point reached in push for financial inclusion