Frail economy dents Brazil’s car industry

Hundreds of workers laid off as economy falters

Be less picky choosing allies than foes

Renaissance states made and broke alliances. Should the west do the same, asks Philip Bobbitt

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

New framework for sovereign defaults

Effort to prevent re-run of Argentine and Greek wrangles

Silva shakes up Brazilian election

October’s presidential vote is now a three-way contest

Peña Nieto fails to dispel Mexican gloom

Reforms win overseas plaudits but not at home

Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

Default seen as part of a broader shift by Fernández

WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

Recent restrictions ruled as violating global trade regulations

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system

Argentine bonds fall on debt swap plan

Proposal makes early resolution of ‘holdouts’ saga less likely

Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

Plans aimed at evading US court ruling

LatAm swaps populists for apparatchiks

Beijing’s readiness to invest without judgment facilitates regimes to ape China

Mexico’s historic reform drive

Plaudits for passing laws, but the hardest part lies ahead

Brazil’s Silva raises investors’ hopes

Idealist Silva turns up the heat on Rousseff

Activist spurs Brazil’s leadership race

Brazil socialists pick Silva as candidate

Environmentalist to take place of late Eduardo Campos

Fernández wanes as Argentines struggle

Fears grow that default will deepen recession

Brazil shaken by candidate’s death

Death of Eduardo Campos changes presidential election

Brazil crash kills presidential candidate

Death of Eduardo Campos in jet accident alters election dynamics

Brazilian presidential candidate in jet crash

Eduardo Campos in plane downed near São Paulo