Brazil poll rivals clash on central bank

Rousseff campaign suggests independence will lead to famine

Foreign investors need to step up to a newly demanding, emerging region

Anti-corruption, antitrust and environmental policies in Latin America are increasingly coming under the microscope

Golden cola an improbable source of Peruvian national pride

Inca Kola is among a few privileged beverages more popular in their home markets than Coca-Cola

Brazilian markets look for Silva lining

Investors want economic orthodoxy, not interventionist policies

Chiquita bid marks banana history twist

Brazilian families expected to make final bid for Chiquita

Argentina appeals to a higher authority

Fernández hopes to get UN support in fight with creditors

Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

Ex-central bank president promises market solutions

Colombia seeks dividend from wealthy 1%

Tax on the rich aims to reduce inequality and pay for security

Lozoya drags Mexico’s Pemex from its solitude

Mexico’s oil monopoly must behave like a private company, says turnround champion

Fernández battles to save ‘fatherland’

Critically low bank reserves threaten economic crisis

Dazzling Lima is Latin America’s latest economic star

Middle class appetite grows for fine watches and jewellery

Peña Nieto pushes on with change

Rivals try to stop Silva’s rise in Brazil

Environmentalist is now favourite to win election

Frail economy dents Brazil’s car industry

Hundreds of workers laid off as economy falters

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

Peña Nieto fails to dispel Mexican gloom

Reforms win overseas plaudits but not at home

Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

Default seen as part of a broader shift by Fernández

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system

Fernández wanes as Argentines struggle

Fears grow that default will deepen recession

Brazil shaken by candidate’s death

Death of Eduardo Campos changes presidential election