Spectre of default looms over Venezuela

Caracas struggles to meet international bond payments

Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

Outlook on Brazil’s debt marked down ahead of polls

Fernández battles to save ‘fatherland’

Critically low bank reserves threaten economic crisis

‘Marina effect’ lifts Brazilian assets

Equity markets have rallied, but real’s rise has been more muted

Peña Nieto pushes on with change

Leader promises a Mexico ‘on the move’ despite growing scepticism

Ingram Pinn illustration

Holdouts give vultures a bad name

Argentina’s creditors should try to protect themselves from the vagaries of American judges

Rivals try to stop Silva’s rise in Brazil

Environmentalist is now favourite to win election

Frail economy dents Brazil’s car industry

Hundreds of workers laid off as economy falters

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

New framework for sovereign defaults

Effort to prevent re-run of Argentine and Greek wrangles

Peña Nieto fails to dispel Mexican gloom

Reforms win overseas plaudits but not at home

Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

Default seen as part of a broader shift by Fernández

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system

Argentine bonds fall on debt swap plan

Proposal makes early resolution of ‘holdouts’ saga less likely

Fernández wanes as Argentines struggle

Fears grow that default will deepen recession

Brazil crash kills presidential candidate

Death of Eduardo Campos in jet accident alters election dynamics

Argentina: Unresolved debts

Default creates uncertainty over future sovereign debt cases

Argentina v holdouts: plus ça change

Argentina crisis clouds Kirchner’s sunset

Default will hit the president’s legacy when she leaves officenext year

Argentina default triggers swaps payout

‘Credit event’ enables CDS investors to seek payment