Beware passionate preachers of populism

Jeremy Corbyn and his ilk are the Elect, not the electable, writes Simon Schama

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Brazil weighs another impeachment move

Roussef finds herself in the same boat as former president Collor

Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

Move by vice-president creates new problems for Rousseff

Germen Crew paints Palmitas neighborhood...In the Las Palmitas barrio of Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, a rehabilitation project has decorated a poor, marginal hillside community and at the same time helped its residents reconstruct the social fabric of their divided neighborhood.The graffiti artists of the Germen Crew, in conjunction with the Mexican Interior Ministry's Prevention and Citizen Participation division, has painted a radiant mural using a palette of 190 colors and the facades of the houses as their canvas. Antonio CerÛn, a neighborhood resident who was hired by the Germen Crew, works painting a wall.

Mexico neighbourhood paints over troubles

Neglected barrio north of capital transformed by art

Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

Fears rise that political instability could exacerbate recession

Region will suffer from Venezuela failure

Caracas has refused to respond to economic collapse, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, is shown at the presidential compound of Los Pinos, during an interview with Jude Webber of the Financial Times
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Peña Nieto exonerated by government probe

Mexican president did not act improperly over house purchase

Ingram Pinn illustration
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Brazil cleans up act, so should Mexico

Brazil seems to realise that standards have shifted, Mexico does not, writes John Paul Rathbone

Brazil jobless rate hits five-year high

Policymakers struggle to tackle deepening recession

PEN slams Mexico’s ‘censorship by bullet’

Reporters in ‘deadly peril’ following string of attacks

Rousseff battles sense of crisis in Brazil

President is focus of mounting fears about the country’s direction

Fresh protests pile pressure on Rousseff

Impeachment calls grow amid recession and scandal

Brazil’s disaffection with Rousseff grows

The president should stay in office despite calls for impeachment

Kerry in democracy call as Cuba ties thaw

US flag flies over Havana embassy for first time in more than five decades

US raises flag over embassy in Havana

Ceremony ends diplomatic freeze dating back to cold war

Deaths of the truth-seekers roil Mexico

Drugs violence undermines confidence in President Peña Nieto

Iran holds clues to future US-Cuba ties

Re-establishing relations is only a first step in a long, complex process of rapprochement

Peronist leads Argentine president race

Daniel Scioli faces run-off vote against Mauricio Macri to succeed Fernández

Venezuela: ‘Terrorised by oil price drop’

Of the top oil producers it has been hit hardest