Venezuelans cross border in hunt for food

Mass shortages prompt thousands to enter Colombia to shop 

Realism drives Macri’s foreign rethink

Argentine leader seeks to court US without alienating China

Codelco looks to private capital in slump

Chile’s national copper champion considers drastic measures in face of low prices

EU trade deal bows to parliaments’ power

Brussels cedes ratification of pact with Canada to member states

Latin American links scale new heights

Gathering of leaders marks shift back towards economic orthodoxy

Brazilian corruption probe spreads to JBS

Nationwide operation includes raid on one of meatpacker’s owners

Mexico raises rates to shore up peso

Currency has taken hammering since Britain voted to leave EU

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Luis Curi wants deeper Brazil-Lebanon ties

The businessman says Brazil’s auto market crisis is an ‘embarrassment’ to be overcome

Venezuela peace emissary stays optimistic

Ex-Dominican president leads ‘dialogue’ in crisis-hit country

Latin America: Under new management

The region is rejecting populism even as the US and Europe flirt with it

Oi in Brazil’s biggest bankruptcy filing

Move by telecoms operator comes after restructuring talks with creditors fail

Ex-Kirchner official held over cash bags

Former planning aide accused of trying to bury $9m in convent

Peru’s new president seeks to heal divisions

Ex-Wall St banker vows market reform mixed with populist measures

Venezuela gives boost to bond investors

Against the odds, the country has met its debt repayments

Brazil woes provide export silver lining

Rise in shipments of beef and poultry provide glimmer of hope amid deep recession

Macri eyes $400bn foreign cash stash

Argentina’s president plans big tax amnesty to fund spending boost

Peru hits back at US fund on $1.6bn claim

Gramercy files for arbitration over long-defaulted bonds

Brazil’s data reveal depths of recession

Economy shrinks 5.4% in evidence of trouble facing new government

Brazil economy shrinks 5.4%

Contraction less than feared but nation faces its worst recession

Brazil moves to shrink the state

Temer’s interim government is trying to deflate bloated spending