Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans

Petrol price rise of up to 8.5% plus 3% financial transaction tax

Premier Oil says Falklands field in doubt

Explorer says it cannot develop Sea Lion field with crude below $50

Contractors caught in Petrobras scandal

Fitch cuts ratings for builders facing financing constraints

South America seeks new economic model

End of commodities boom opens dangerous trade and financing gaps

Brazil tries to fix ‘sugar daddy’ problem

Rousseff seeks to reform nation’s overburdened pension system

Argentina’s banking talent stays away

Émigré financiers carve out a niche on Wall Street

Scandal is an Olympic hurdle for Brazil

Allegations of kickbacks cloud preparations for the 2016 games

Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

Contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

Nicaragua breaks ground with $50bn canal

Ortega seeks to allay fears over China’s role in inter-ocean project

Euphoria hits Cuba amid doubts on detente

Easing of US ties could spark a boom but large-scale emigration is a risk

The Big Read: Oil’s winners and losers

Inflation and strong dollar could curb global economic impact

Mexico minister defends house purchase

Videgaray says he is willing to submit to an independent investigation

Petronas signs Argentina shale deal

Malaysian state oil company agrees $550m joint venture with YPF

Bogotá reaps peace dividend

Dark days of fear give way to hope

City’s political skirmishes fail to discourage outside investors

The capital is prospering as a hub for Latin American business

Chile rethinks its free market experiment

Critics warn reforms threaten the country’s economic ‘miracle’

Brazilians brace for ‘Scissorhands’ cuts

New finance minister targets tax breaks and unemployment benefits

Brazil lifts benchmark rate to 11.75%

Government strives to regain investor trust

Antofagasta appoints new mining chief

Herrera now in the frame as potential group CEO

Struggling with the transition

The end of the commodity supercycle is bringing challenges