Brazil central bank pledge against inflation

Official says country prepared to do whatever necessary to lower 9.6% rate

Brazil: Rousseff in the firing line

The president faces impeachment in a move that could bring recession-hit country to a standstill

Scioli powers to lead in Argentina polls

Buenos Aires governor vows ‘gradual’ change in stagnating economy

(from left) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos applaud after signing an agreement during the second day of the IX Summit of the Pacific Alliance, in Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico, on June 20, 2014
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Like minds aim to tread united line

Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru are more liberal, and open for business

Colombia to sign peace deal with rebels

Agreement to punish rights abusers brings end to long war closer

Tequila attracts a new global fan base

Drinkers discover a tequila that is no longer a throat-burning slammer

Room to gain a larger share of US market

As the number of Latinos in the US rises, so does their spending power

Big brands adjust to new reality

Economic volatility may see some brands attempting to increase market share in Latin America

Carlos Castaneda, 39, who was named Colombia's new Juan Valdez, poses with "Conchita" during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia, June 29, 2006
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Fictional figure boosts coffee sales

The advertising icon has served Colombian coffee growers well over the years

Brazil austerity sparks union fightback

Finance minister under wage pressure from public sector

Mexico’s small groups prepare for tremors

Peso volatility hits profits and stokes company fears

Argentina aims to join shale trailblazers

The country pins its energy hopes on enviable unconventional resources

Former comedian leads Guatemalan election

Poll heads to second round in country torn by corruption scandal

Judge rallies Brazil to anti-graft war

Sérgio Moro battles political opposition to Petrobras probe

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

Move by vice-president creates new problems for Rousseff

Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

Fears rise that political instability could exacerbate recession

Region will suffer from Venezuela failure

Caracas is suffering from self-destructive political paralysis

Brazil cleans up act, so should Mexico

Brazil seems to realise that standards have shifted, Mexico does not, writes John Paul Rathbone

Cuban thaw challenges Caribbean tourism

Surge of US visitors to Havana could suck vital dollars from other sun-kissed islands

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