Ex Petrobras board members face probe

Finance minister Guido Mantega
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Investigation centres on whether investors were misled

Bears feast on coffee crop forecasts

Volcafe revises up its expectations by 5% to 51.9m bags

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is shown at the presidential compound of Los Pinos, during an interview with Jude Webber of the Financial Times.
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Mexico forced to change tack on corruption

Strategy approved by congress focuses on stronger institutions

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Probe comes as investigators target Rousseff campaign manager

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is shown at the presidential compound of Los Pinos, during an interview with Jude Webber of the Financial Times.
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Past still haunts Latin American leaders

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the crime and corruption in the region, writes Jude Webber

Brazil suffers from recession and scandal

President Rousseff’s new economic pragmatism faces a gruelling test

Extreme negotiation: Colombia and Farc

Jaramillo offers a lesson in dealing with a bitter enemy

TAP-Air Portugal pilots begin strike

Government and unions warn stoppage could destroy airline

Puerto Rico bonds slide as tax law fails

Financial warning over debts that have soared to more than $70bn

Brazil raises rates to 6-year high

Rousseff struggles to put economy back on growth path

Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

Caracas swaps part of reserves for $1bn in cash

Political scandals put brake on reform agenda

Legislators’ attention also includes constitutional reform

Singapore rig builders hurt by oil slide

Many existing contracts may be renegotiated as crude price falls

Chile: Copper bottomed

Facing higher costs and lower prices, copper producers are being asked to improve their environmental record

Russia seeks friends in Latin America

Putin wants to limit his global isolation by stepping up engagement in the region

Haiti revives eradication aim

Recent experience and limited funding point to the need for a more targeted approach

Antofagasta sells Chile water business for $1bn

UK-listed miner to use funds to develop copper projects and strengthen balance sheet

Petrobras struggles with losses

Group fends off default threat but corruption scandal casts pall

Brazil’s Petrobras takes $17bn hit

Corruption costs oil group $2bn and oil price fall billions more

Argentina casts a wide net for cash

Economy under mounting pressure despite strong bond sale

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