Mayor could hold key to power in Colombia

Gustavo Petro’s ousting risked derailing the peace process

Slim secures control of Telekom Austria

Agreement with ÖIAG gives tycoon foothold in European telecoms

Latin rebels turn to pragmatism

But take Venezuelan and Argentine reform with pinch of salt

Venezuela sees a pragmatic revolution

Maduro is taking orthodox steps to rescue the economy

US on back foot in web negotiations

Washington has lost ‘moral authority’ after Snowden leaks

Foreign policy approach weakens Brazil

Inability to contradict authoritarian partners weakens influence

Rio’s Olympics preparation faces crisis

Brazil’s lack of forward planning made worse by bureaucracy

Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas

Cuba fed a president’s fears in Venezuela

Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím

Brazil’s anti-poverty plan plaudits wane

‘Bolsa família’ scheme fails to show boost to educational levels

An appliance store, frequented by the emerging middle class in Brazil, in the city center of Sao Paulo

Brazil aspiration at risk

Revolution of social expectations spirals into malaise

Rousseff hits back at Petrobras criticism

Brazil president says group is target of campaign

Papal envoy put to test in Venezuela talks

Vatican diplomat called in to help break political deadlock

Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

FT analysis questions durability of march out of poverty in emerging markets

Pressure mounts on Rousseff over Petrobras

Police seize company documents in corruption inquiry

Rousseff faces Brazil inflation threat

President’s electoral prospects hit by economic data

Venezuelan rivals set for peace talks

Opposition demands release of imprisoned leader

Sleaze v spin in Mexico’s race for reform

Enrique Peña Nieto combines a drive for reform with rigid control

Bachelet tested by Chile’s earthquake

Brazil raises rates to two-year high

Increase to 11% seen to mark end of tightening cycle

Alliance founders seek closer political ties

Colombia’s president says that the path of partnership reaches beyond commercial arrangements