Prat-Gay named Argentina finance minister

Alfonso Prat-Gay

Mauricio Macri chooses ex banker to help reinvigorate economy

Brazil bank chief held in Petrobras probe

‘Car wash’ corruption case widens with senator arrest

Brazil economic plan shows political rift

Vice-president’s liberal platform is break from leftist Rousseff

Mexico tries to ignite energy investment

Oil companies borrow model from US shale boom to monetise assets

Scandal runs Rolls-Royce through ‘Car Wash’

Series of cases around Petrobras inquiry relate to $20bn of state contracts

Macri vows to end Argentina’s isolation

Presidential challenger is pushing pro-market reforms

Venezuela sues US currency website

Critics dismiss ‘cyber terrorism’ claims as scapegoating

Chile’s gloom becomes self-fulfilling

Fear of reforms is crimping investment despite economic strength

Champagne on ice for AB InBev’s Megabrew

Litany of regulatory and cultural hurdles must be cleared for brewer’s dream to be realised

Hedge fund pressures Peru on old debt

‘Agrarian Reform Bonds’ back in focus as US firm seeks payment

Scioli powers to lead in Argentina polls

Buenos Aires governor vows ‘gradual’ change in stagnating economy

Colombia to sign peace deal with rebels

Agreement to punish rights abusers brings end to long war closer

Former comedian leads Guatemalan election

Poll heads to second round in country torn by corruption scandal

Judge rallies Brazil to anti-graft war

Sérgio Moro battles political opposition to Petrobras probe

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

Move by vice-president creates new problems for Rousseff

Rousseff battles sense of crisis in Brazil

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

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

Anti-graft drive lifts Dilma legacy hopes

President rules over a declining economy but strengthening institutions


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