Mexico captures gang lord ‘La Tuta’

Arrest of drugs kingpin is rare good news for embattled president

Judge removed from Eike Batista trial

Souza photographed driving former billionaire’s confiscated Porsche

Bush holds his ground as activists circle

Former Florida governor brushes off boos to win generous Republican applause

Judge rejects charges against Fernández

Argentine president accused of hiding Iran’s role in bombing

Venezuela cracks down on critics

Arrests raise fears the government is trying to crush dissent

Loan scandal clouds Bachelet’s reforms

Son’s bank loan deals serious blow to Chile president’s credibility

Building groups sued in Petrobras probe

Taskforce seeks R$4.5bn for alleged involvement in corruption scandal

Human rights fears rise in Venezuela

Besieged government is trying to stamp out dissent

Isis is not about Islam, says Obama

Republicans criticise president for denying religious dimension

Mexico urged to rebuild public’s trust

Finance minister in housing outcry seeks greater transparency

Civilian sacrifice likelier than a coup

Venezuela’s gaffe-prone Maduro might prove useful

The $100m man’s guide to Brazilian graft

A former Petrobras executive alleges a sprawling corruption scheme

Brazil drought pours cold water on Carnival

Money for celebrations being diverted to building water storage

Stage set for lengthy Argentine probe

Prosecutor pursues claims of cover-up by president over terrorist attack

Developing economies: Taking a load off

Morocco shows way to cut fuel and other subsidies

Presidential U-turns, fudges and gaffes

Mexico’s Peña Nieto seems puzzled that the government’s messages appear mixed, writes Jude Webber

São Paulo drought compounds Brazil’s woes

Water scarcity in country’s economic powerhouse sparks talk of impending rationing

Death revives Argentina’s dirty past

The Nisman case raises tough questions about state institutions

Venezuelans use Cuban tactics to steer US politics

Growing community similar rhetoric to influence the way US deals with their home country

Petrobras probe adds to storm for Rousseff

President tussles with the two faces of national oil champion