Free trade suffers for conservative errors

The bogeyman approach has failed the progressive agenda and the US economy, writes Adam Posen

Xi’s Latin trip puts trade before ideology

Washington fears over Chinese president’s visit are overblown

Brazil expects World Cup export boost

Tournament helped generate an estimated $6bn in deals

Argentina looks to China and Russia

Fernández to welcome Putin and Xi after US debt dispute

Slim’s next move: media assets?

Mexican billionaire keen on television, telephony and broadband

Slim to break up América Móvil empire

World’s second-richest man to sell chunk of telecoms assets

Argentina on the brink of technical default

Most investors believe the country will find a way to settle

Venezuela confronts volatile fuel dilemma

Maduro might have no choice but to raise petrol prices

Pedro Fontana, chief executive of Áreas
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Latin America acts to cushion the blows

Investment by former colonies helps take edge off crisis

Brazil tycoons look to resurrect Flamengo

Popular football club held back by debt and managerial problems

World Cup fever masks Argentina’s ills

A court decision this week has big economic implications

Colombia breaks away from traditional business mindset

The government has started to create programmes to help entrepreneurs who are responsible for developing anything from helpful apps to sattelites

Pemex sells bulk of Repsol holding

Move draws a line under fractious relationship between the groups

Chile’s president aims to soothe investors

Bachelet says tax and education plans will happen in ‘gradual’ way

Foreign groups bullish on Brazil despite slowdown

Lower-middle class growing fast as north and northeast boom

World Cup stadiums pose Brazil dilemma

Small host cities unclear about how to make facilities viable

Mexico slashes economic growth forecast

Economy grows lower than expected 1.8% partly due to bad US weather

Brazil tycoon hits at petrol price controls

Rubens Ometto ratchets up pressure on Rousseff government

Alcoa to sell excess energy in Brazil

Power prices soar as drought dries hydropower dams

Airport brings World Cup win for Brazil

Terminal opens with 32 days to spare