US and Cuba hail ‘encouraging’ talks

Differences remain on human rights and US embargo

Argentina: Strange death of Alberto Nisman

The mystery surrounding the fate of the country’s state prosecutor has rocked the government

Fernández: Nisman’s death not a suicide

President suggests intelligence agents manipulated prosecutor

Brazil minister warns of austerity

Reform of unemployment benefits possible

Mexico pushes on with oilfield auctions

Process seen as the sale of the nation’s crown jewels

Venezuela’s Maduro announces reform push

Forex system to be revamped while fuel subsidies may be axed

Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

Move comes as government struggles to rebuild trust in stagnant economy

Struggling Rousseff needs convincing vision of future

Economists speak of an urgent need to restore confidence in government policies

Argentines protest over Nisman’s death

Questions remain over ‘suicide’ of prosecutor at peak of career

Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans

Petrol price rise of up to 8.5% plus 3% financial transaction tax

Argentine state prosecutor found dead

Nisman was to explain accusations he made against Fernández

Premier Oil says Falklands field in doubt

Explorer says it cannot develop Sea Lion field with crude below $50

South America seeks new economic model

End of commodities boom opens dangerous trade and financing gaps

Violent bus fare protests rock São Paulo

Sign that Rousseff’s austerity campaign face opposition

Rousseff honeymoon wavers

Brazil president’s transformation matched by tests she faces, say critics

West loses intellectual self-confidence

Faith in markets, democracy and American power has faltered

Brazil tries to fix ‘sugar daddy’ problem

Rousseff seeks to reform nation’s overburdened pension system

Dilma Rousseff plans state visit to US

Brazil vows to improve relations with Washington

Rousseff in gamble with $6.7bn cuts

Brazil’s president moves to win back investors’ trust

Argentina’s banking talent stays away

Émigré financiers carve out a niche on Wall Street