Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

Heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

US tackles Brazil’s dirty game

Fifa arrests expose corruption claims in Latin American football

Venezuela braces for low oil price era

In the absence of Opec cuts, country launches plan to boost market share

US arrests man who owns Brazil football

José Hawilla to return $151m after pleading guilty in Fifa case

Cuba: Showtime in Havana

Dance troupes excite audiences but reforms are urgent in the Caribbean island to boost the economy

Brazil politics broken, says former leader

Cardoso warns of ‘crisis of legitimacy’ amid corruption scandals

Sluggish Latin America sees fall in FDI

Few signs of improvement as outlook in the region remains gloomy

Dealmaking plummets due to economic woes

The economy is expected to contract by more than 1% this year

Bachelet remakes government in Chile

President reshuffles cabinet amid scandals and faltering economy

Peru fails to dig its way out of deadlock

The copper producer’s once stellar growth crashes down to earth

Latin America braces for higher US rates

Liquidity and austerity are new buzzwords for region’s officials

Hope for Haiti

Industries old and new are helping the nation recover following the 2010 earthquake

Mexico forced to change tack on corruption

Strategy approved by congress aims to strengthen institutions and apply across the board

Political scandals put brake on reform agenda

Legislators’ attention also includes constitutional reform

Chile: Copper bottomed

Facing higher costs and lower prices, copper producers are being asked to improve their environmental record

King of soya’s high-tech farming vision

Gustavo Grobocopatel’s innovative approach has been studied far beyond his native Argentina

Chile hints at way out of region’s gloom

World’s top copper exporter set to escape downturn

Petrobras raises Brazil corruption stakes

Foreign companies may come to regret ‘jeitinho’ rule-flouting

Mexico’s economic gloom hard to crack

Families lose patience with Peña Nieto's reforms

Batista judge on embezzlement charges

Accusations are latest setback in Brazilian insider trading trial