Silva claims Rousseff smear campaign

Former Brazil frontrunner says she was branded homophobic

Rousseff faces fresh Petrobras pressure

Public spending watchdog raises questions over Comperj refinery

Brazil’s markets track election polls

Day traders exploit volatility as presidential race heads for tie

Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

Brazil’s president looks to put corruption scandal behind her

Brazil’s Neves prays for rain

Drought threatens support for opposition campaign in key state

Brazil poll candidates launch personal attacks

Presidential hopefuls Rousseff and Neves clash

Fears mount of Venezuela default

President slashes imports to cover foreign debt payments

US revival defies Washington’s sclerosis

Local leadership and private enterprise dwarf the capital’s impact, writes Roger Altman

Petrobras scandal stokes Brazil election

Negative headlines could not have come at worse time for incumbent president Dilma Rousseff

Morales says ‘Evo for ever’ not on cards

FT interview with newly re-elected Bolivian president

Rousseff and Neves lock horns in debate

Brazilian president fends off attacks in television contest

Mexican drug barons continue to flourish

Many veterans are behind bars or dead but new groups spring up

Morales secures redistributionist mandate

Bolivia president says victory a ‘triumph of the anti-capitalists’

Morales wins third term in Bolivia

Leftist president re-elected with roughly 60% support

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

Make debt restructuring deals as inclusive as possible at outset

Drama of state violence grips Mexico

Peña Nieto is accused of failing to clean up official corruption

Brazil markets rally on election result

Strong gains by pro-business candidate cheer investors

Silva blames ‘old politics’ for defeat

Support for Brazil’s outsider fell after PT’s slick campaign