Brazil reveals its largest monthly deficit

Real weakens on worse-than-expected fiscal performance

Rate rise lifts economic hopes in Brazil

Investors are betting Dilma Rousseff will change fiscal tack

Argentina seeks its own shale boom

Country wants investors not scared off by default

Uruguay presidential poll goes to run-off

Leftwing candidate Tabaré Vázquez fails to win outright

Fears mount of Venezuela default

President slashes imports to cover foreign debt payments

Neves has momentum in Brazil election

Challenger clashes with Rousseff over how to restore growth

Morales heads for third term in Bolivia

Victory could make him the world’s most successful socialist

Sovereign bonds: old contemptibles

Best to make debt restructuring agreements as inclusive as possible at the outset

Brazil markets rally on election result

Strong gains by pro-business candidate cheer investors

IMF urges overhaul of sovereign bonds

Argentina default raises fears over future restructurings

Argentina’s central bank chief quits

Fábrega’s resignation comes after being criticised by president

Argentina central bank chief resigns

Move follows public criticism by President Fernández

Brazil markets hit by Dilma surge in polls

Ibovespa falls as president widens lead

Brazil poll rivals clash on central bank

Rousseff campaign suggests independence will lead to famine

US court holds Argentina in contempt

Judge says Buenos Aires sidestepped his orders on debt case

Argentina appeals to a higher authority

Fernández hopes to get UN support in fight with creditors

Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

Ex-central bank president promises market solutions

Colombia seeks dividend from wealthy 1%

Tax on the rich aims to reduce inequality and pay for security

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