US could prove tough audience for Pope

Anti-capitalist and pro-climate change stances unsettle conservatives

Brazil faces spectre of budget deficit

Doubts over targets as country edges toward recession

Colombia to ease raids on Farc rebels

Move to cool down long-running Latin American armed conflict

Brazil charges executives with corruption

Construction industry indictments are latest in Petrobras probe

Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

Recession impact on tax revenues weighs on primary fiscal surplus

A woman holds a placard reading 'Petrolao Brazilian Shame' in reference to the Petrobras money laundering and corruption scandals, during a protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15 March 2015
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Recession and graft: Brazil’s rot grows

Even the president may face impeachment under the Petrobras probe

Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

Brazil crisis deepens amid allegations involving ex-president

Investors cold on Mexican oil tender

Only two of 14 blocks draw interest

Brazil police raid ex-president’s home

Ex-leader Collor’s luxury cars seized as Petrobras scandal grows

Companies break faith with Brazil reforms

Business groups complain they are bearing brunt of austerity push

Mexico prepares for second oil revolution

Oil auction is a massive U-turn for government

El Chapo’s getaway and Mexico’s oil sell-off

The drug lord’s escape is a pathetic reminder of state corruption

Mexico jailbreak puts president in a hole

Peña Nieto’s corruption strategy is derided after drugs lord flees prison

Mexican drug lord breaks out of jail again

Guzmán pulls off second prison escape in 15 years

Rousseff battles impeachment calls

Brazil’s president denies claims of illegal campaign donations

Latin lessons: China’s slowdown v Grexit

The latter is an absorbing problem; the former a bigger economic one

Political crisis hits Chile’s economy

Business confidence undermined by reform programme and political crisis

Canada braced for US-style attack ads

Political action committees take advantage of fixed election law

Rousseff struggles with approval ratings

Brazilian president’s unpopularity reaches record levels

Mexican peso hits record low — what now?

Strategists take opposing views on currency’s next move