Vale digs its way out of iron ore slump

An off road trucks carries mined for iron ore at the terraces in the Vale's iron ore Brucutu mine in Barao dos Cocais, Minas Gerais state Thursday, May 9, 2013. (Dado Galdieri)

Brazilian miner bounces back in second quarter with profits rise

Saipem implicated in Petrobras case

Art and cash allegedly paid to secure contracts

Brazil charges executives with corruption

Construction industry indictments are latest in Petrobras probe

Argentine small traders turn to bitcoin

Use of virtual currency soars as way to bypass capital controls

Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

Brazil crisis deepens amid allegations involving ex-president

Brazil police raid ex-president’s home

Ex-leader Collor’s luxury cars seized as Petrobras scandal grows

Eletrobrás exposes state impact on equity

Watchdog’s verdict intensifies debate over government holdings

Companies break faith with Brazil reforms

Business groups complain they are bearing brunt of austerity push

Mexico prepares for second oil revolution

Oil auction is a massive U-turn for government

Investors bet on Mexico and Chile

Clothes retailers, supermarket chains and shopping mall groups among those most favoured

Political crisis hits Chile’s economy

Business confidence undermined by reform programme and political crisis

Week in Review, July 4

BP settles over Gulf spill; Toyota, Petrobras and John Lewis also in the news

MSC Cruises to base ship in Havana

Optimal time to establish presence in Cuba, says cruise ship operator

Petrobras graft loss may be understated

Prosecutor says state oil company’s R$6.2bn estimate is ‘conservative’

Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade deal

Hopes raised for exchange of offers on tariffs by end of year

LatAm Autos: revved up for online car ads

Two Australians eye region’s auto classifieds market as it shifts to digital

Petrobras chief pledges investor focus

Bendine talk of ‘shareholder value’ promises fresh approach

Petrobras slashes investment to cut debt

Forecasts for domestic production by 2020 cut by a third

Snoop Dogg promotes cachaça to gringos

With huge market in Brazil, liquor raps on US door

Success stems from resilience of spirit

Troubled history has spawned thriving drinks industry which stretches from the Americas to Asia