Pope Francis decries Mexico drug trade

Pontiff urges politicians and bishops to resist corruption

Court clears Venezuela emergency measures

Justices overrule country’s new opposition-controlled legislature

Venezuelans add default to list of fears

Country short of options to deal with looming debt crisis

A reasonable deal to end Argentina’s saga

Holdout investors should accept the offer from Buenos Aires

Argentina offers $6.5bn to debt holdouts

Buenos Aires aims to end US ‘sovereign debt trial of the century’

UN risks Zika clash with LatAm leaders

Call for access to abortion in religiously conservative countries

Default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

If imports are cut again, hardship could become a humanitarian crisis

Colombia seeks dollars to fight the peace

Santos to ask Obama to boost aid as deal with Farc looms

Gramercy files $1.3bn claim against Peru

Hedge fund alleges nation refuses to repay long-defaulted bonds

Argentina to pay Italian ‘holdouts’

Deal is first in country’s stand-off with international creditors

The Zika virus and the contagion of fear

We must break pattern of responding to pandemics as they occur

Argentina resumes ‘holdout’ creditor talks

Macri’s election raises hopes of breakthrough in decade-long dispute

Latin America’s ills compound Zika crisis

Virus finds fertile ground in economic and political dysfunction

Brazil unveils $20bn recession lifeline

State-run banks to help groups from farmers to real estate companies survive

Argentina steps up fight against drugs

Attempt to stop narcotics gangs from gaining strong footholds

WHO warns over ‘explosive spread’ of Zika

Mosquito-borne disease has now affected 21 countries

Haiti cancels elections indefinitely amid violence

Democratic impasse in one of the world’s poorest countries

Protests mar run-up to Haiti election

Opposition candidate Célestin is boycotting Sunday’s vote

Fears of Venezuela debt default rise

Oil exports at around $21 a barrel have crushed the economy

Argentina pledges to pay holdout creditors

Finance minister says accumulated interest costs to be negotiated