Brazil voters face dirty politics as usual

Corruption allegations fly as election campaigns begin

Defiant: Argentine president Cristina Fernández

Argentina braced for fresh debt default

Deepening recession, rising inflation and capital flight expected

Brazil injects $20bn into banking sector

Stimulus designed to boost credit in flagging economy

Court rules Poland allowed torture

Two prisoners win case over US renditions

Colombians demand justice, not just peace

Santos faces deep divisions over how to end the insurgency

Debt deal is impossible, says Argentina

Country will default on July 30 if no settlement reached

Free trade suffers for conservative errors

The bogeyman approach has failed progressive agenda and the US economy, writes Adam Posen

Tycoon Slim suggests three-day work week

Toil less but retire later, says world’s second-richest man

Immigration: Life on the line

As the US grapples with a border crisis, FT reporters speak to the immigrants and the Americans who are torn over their fate

Xi’s Latin trip puts trade before ideology

Washington fears over Chinese president’s visit are overblown

Stopping a repeat of Argentine debt war

Market insiders in moves to curtail power of holdouts

China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

Fears grow over Beijing’s hegemonic role in the grouping

Reform drive puts strain on Chávez legacy

Venezuela’s pragmatists will urge change

Brazil’s election campaign kicks off

Rousseff and her opponents argue over World Cup and its legacy

Brazil expects World Cup export boost

Tournament helped generate an estimated $6bn in deals

Argentina hangs head in dismay after loss

World Cup disappointment for country facing debt stand-off

Argentina looks to China and Russia

Fernández to welcome Putin and Xi after US debt dispute

Brazil poll contenders fear World Cup hangover

National mood has turned dark after football ‘massacre’

Brazil’s brilliance is also a curse

Schools and hospitals often seem to have played second fiddle to stadiums

Neymar injury unlikely to hurt Rousseff