Venezuelan leader faces a chaotic exit

The drama of Maduro’s presidency is set to end in tragedy, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez

Lufthansa grounds flights to Venezuela

German airline cites economic woes and currency controls

Brazil needs deep reforms as fear bites

Political changes required to try remove the carrots that incentivise corruption

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved

Rio games will ‘not significantly alter’ the spread of Zika

The Avenida 9 de Julio and its obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires
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Argentina to plunge in global wealth list

Revision of figures from Fernández administration suggests 40% chasm in GDP per head

Venezuelans resort to looting as food shortages bite

Scarcity of basic goods threatens to worsen social unrest

China takes long view on LatAm investment

Infrastructure spending to proceed despite upheaval, survey shows

Brazil: a lack of Temer-ity

New government shows few signs of implementing bold solutions

Venezuela sells gold reserves to repay debt

State’s stock of precious metal at record low

Corruption and car fumes in Mexico

Notebook: Ninety minutes to drive 4km but still Mexicans use their cars, writes Jude Webber

WhatsApp Brazil ban sparks sector fears

Judicial moves to temporarily block messaging service in Latin America’s biggest economy draw ire

Temer seeks spending cap as scandal bites

Brazil’s interim president floats budget measures after wiretap leak

Brazil’s Petrobras probe has silver-lining

Political weather is changeable but institutions are holding firm

Trade pacts: Latin America’s faultline

Despite talk of ‘convergence with diversity’, Pacific Alliance and Mercosur take different paths

Brazil’s Temer faces test as minister quits

Romero Jucá allegedly plotted to stop Petrobras corruption probe

El Salvador declares bloody war on gangs

Police in murder capital accused of violence ‘without limits’

Investors wake up: Brazil is no quick fix

Brazil’s structural problems will take steam out of rally

Capriles rallies voter revolt in Venezuela

Opposition leader seeks recall referendum to remove president Maduro

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan lord of misrule

Isolated president sits tight as country slides deeper into chaos

New Petrobras head bans political posts

Appointment of Pedro Parente at Brazil oil group hailed as market-friendly move

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