Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans

Petrol price rise of up to 8.5% plus 3% financial transaction tax

Price-fixing fines hit record high

Crackdown on cartels levies penalties of $5.3bn for year

Scandal is an Olympic hurdle for Brazil

Allegations of kickbacks cloud preparations for the 2016 games

Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

Contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

Mexico minister defends house purchase

Videgaray says he is willing to submit to an independent investigation

Chile rethinks its free market experiment

Critics warn reforms threaten the country’s economic ‘miracle’

Brazilians brace for ‘Scissorhands’ cuts

New finance minister targets tax breaks and unemployment benefits

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Argentina says HSBC aided tax evasion

Buenos Aires says bank put clients’ money in secret Swiss accounts

São Paulo-based exchange eyes LatAm rivals

BM&FBovespa hopes to make bold move to assert regional influence

The ‘new Mexico’ goes up in flames

Scandals threaten to derail Peña Nieto’s reforms

Brazil’s economy faces grim Christmas

Low demand and weak currency will hit imports, says Maersk

Lazard’s Weiss set to join US Treasury

White House confirms banker’s nomination to domestic finance role

Petrol rise fuels Brazil inflation fears

Price increases threaten Dilma Rousseff’s already thin support

Police detain mayor after Mexico manhunt

Abarca is suspected of involvement in disappearance of students

YPF seeks foreign partners for shale

Oil group chief hopes law reforms will boost investment

Brazil reveals its largest monthly deficit

Real weakens on worse-than-expected fiscal performance

Rate rise lifts economic hopes in Brazil

Investors are betting Dilma Rousseff will change fiscal tack

Argentina seeks its own shale boom

Country wants investors not scared off by default

Real falls sharply on Brazil election result

Markets concerned by Rousseff victory

Uruguay presidential poll goes to run-off

Leftwing candidate Tabaré Vázquez fails to win outright

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