Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan lord of misrule

Joe Cummings illustration

The isolated president sits tight as his country slides deeper into chaos, writes John Paul Rathbone

Brazil taps Ilan Goldfajn as bank chief

Interim government is recruiting big names to restore confidence

Fragile recovery in emerging markets

Policymakers would be ill advised to slack off reform

Wanderson da Silva Araújo, 38, who rents out chairs on the beach, poses on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in this April 12, 2016.
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Brazil: Tales of everyday agony

The decline from emerging market star to struggling nation is taking its toll on Rio’s citizens

Stakes high for Brazil’s money man

New finance tsar leads team trying to restore economic credibility

Temer prepares to take over in Brazil

Six-month suspension from power for Dilma Rousseff after Senate vote

Brazil impeachment proceedings back on track

Vote on removal of president set for Wednesday

Brazil speaker annuls impeachment vote

Currency falls as expected removal of Rousseff hits obstacle

EM tourists go back to bricks and mortar

Online services lose appeal as consumers opt for face-to-face contact

Brazil court suspends key Dilma foe

Eduardo Cunha is architect of impeachment drive against Rousseff

Argentina’s rise fuels rivalry with Brazil

Buenos Aires embraces economic reform, but craves free judiciary

Venezuelans add beer to list of privations

The socialist government has starved the private sector

BTG founder Esteves freed by Brazil court

Star banker still being investigated over Petrobras scandal

Rousseff presses her case in Brazil drama

Impeachment fight said to have the feeling of a ‘telenovela’

Argentina puts end to long holdouts saga

Judge lifts injunctions on country after it pays creditors $9.3bn

Macri enlists business as austerity bites

Argentina is in a painful transition from interventionist policies

Ecuador says rich will fund quake recovery

Levy to be imposed on citizens whose wealth exceeds $1m

Cuba pops the bubble of high expectations

Communist party congress ends hopes of timely reform

Argentina faces real work after bond sale

Will the country’s new bondholders repent at leisure after sale?

Argentina returns with $16.5bn debt sale

Scale of order book sparks grey market scramble