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’s government

Anti-graft drive lifts Dilma legacy hopes

President rules over a declining economy but strengthening institutions

Brazil police raid ex-president’s home

Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari seized from ex-leader Collor as Petrobras scandal escalates

Companies break faith with Brazil reforms

Business groups complain they are bearing brunt of austerity push

Fifa scandal tests Trinidad’s Robin Hood

The football boss divides loyalties but all agree he has influence

Patagonian shale raises hopes and fears

Argentina is sitting on a wealth of undeveloped energy resources

Guyana tests waters of a ‘new era’

Poor nation has a new leader and the chance of oil

Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

Heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

US tackles Brazil’s dirty game

Fifa arrests expose corruption claims in Latin American football

US arrests man who owns Brazil football

José Hawilla to return $151m after pleading guilty in Fifa case

Brazil politics broken, says former leader

Cardoso warns of ‘crisis of legitimacy’ amid corruption scandals

Regulators struggle to lift finance ethics

Companies fall short in efforts to address risk culture

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