Venezuelans add beer to list of privations

The socialist government has starved the private sector

Brazil’s central bank keeps rates on hold

Benchmark left at near-decade high as country braces for shake-up

IMF says Brazil resilience bodes well

Country attracts foreign direct investment despite crises

Argentina puts end to long holdouts saga

Judge lifts injunctions on country after it pays creditors $9.3bn

Macri enlists business as austerity bites

Argentina is in a painful transition from interventionist policies

Ecuador says rich will fund quake recovery

Levy to be imposed on citizens whose wealth exceeds $1m

Cuba pops the bubble of high expectations

Communist party congress ends hopes of timely reform

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Argentina faces real work after bond sale

Will the country’s new bondholders repent at leisure after sale?

Argentina returns with $16.5bn debt sale

Scale of order book sparks grey market scramble

Mining taps deep reserves of rage in Peru

Next leader faces conflicts over use of country’s rich resources

Argentina’s debt sale oversubscribed

Country ends a 15-year exile from international bond market

Pemex on roadshow to reassure investors

González Anaya faces tough task convincing market of stability

Brazil braces for political showdown

Legislators vote on Sunday whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Spain minister quits over Panama leaks

Resignation of Soria comes at awkward time for acting PM Rajoy

Pessimism pervades ahead of Cuba congress

Post-Obama optimism gives way to frustration and disenchantment

What vote on Rousseff’s impeachment means

Country could enter uncharted territory if president refuses to accept result

Rio ‘practically ready’ for Olympics

Mayor remains optimistic despite deepening political turmoil

Argentina flags up bond sale risks

Marketing material lists risks as Argentina prepares a multibillion-dollar return to the bond market

Brazilians grow weary of the walking dead

The country’s political system suffers from a crisis of legitimacy

Argentina nears return to debt markets

Marketing of $12bn in bonds to kick off in New York and London