Crunch time for attempt to oust Maduro

Venezuelan presidency faces push for a recall referendum

Container ship values are slumping.

Latam forex weakness yet to boost exports

Benefits of currency depreciations remain muted as global trade volumes fall for third month

Brazil makes 10 Olympic terrorism arrests

Justice chief says cell took part in Isis initiation over internet

Canada urges EU members to back trade deal

Trudeau’s government leverages diplomatic resources to save CETA

Coups becoming rarer, but exact high price

Successful coups bad for growth in democracies; unsuccessful ones worst in autocracies

IOC explores banning Russia from Rio games

Governing body delays final decision after doping allegations

Video: World: Brazil in three numbers

Brazil in 3 standout numbers

Figures to illustrate rapidly growing middle class and unstable political system

Review — ‘Brazillionaires’, by Alex Cuadros

Kickbacks and state patronage have been inherent in business

Economist Paul Romer to get World Bank job

Appointment as chief economist would add provocative voice to research department

EMs gain from revival in aerospace FDI

In spite of headwinds, emerging markets are among biggest gainers from uptick in cross-border investment

Farc rebels train for life after war

Colombia’s Marxist guerrillas contemplate civilian life after decades in the jungle

Peña Nieto gets lesson in school politics

Mexico’s president under pressure to weaken education reforms

Olympics will not save Brazilian workers

Worst recession in a century set to shift workplace relations

Venezuelans cross border in hunt for food

Mass shortages prompt thousands to enter Colombia to shop 

Realism drives Macri’s foreign rethink

Argentine leader seeks to court US without alienating China

Uruguay defeats Philip Morris lawsuit

Tobacco group was suing country for strict rules on smoking

Climate change chief joins race to head UN

Costa Rican diplomat has been credited with sealing Paris accord

Brazil’s Olympics ‘51% over budget’

Report says cost of games still modest compared with past events

Messi given jail term over tax fraud

Spanish court hands Argentine footballer 21-month sentence

Missing ex-Gitmo detainee unnerves Brazil

Country ramps up security as it prepares for Olympic Games