Mexico outlines police and justice reforms

Peña Nieto acts after 43 students disappeared in September

Mexico’s first lady to sell family mansion

Former actress defends contentious property deal

Batista trial a landmark for Brazil

Former billionaire faces charges of insider trading

General’s kidnapping halts Farc talks

Colombian president suspends dialogue in Cuba

The ‘new Mexico’ goes up in flames

Scandals threaten to derail Peña Nieto’s reforms

Mexico’s powerful first ladies

Country’s leading women are no strangers to controversy

Brazil’s economy faces grim Christmas

Low demand and weak currency will hit imports, says Maersk

Hopes dashed for missing Mexican students

Attorney-general shows filmed testimony

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

Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

The country deserves every bit of help in reaching a Farc peace deal

YPF seeks foreign partners for shale

Oil group chief hopes hydrocarbons law reform will boost investment in Vaca Muerta

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

Ebola mission brings pride to Cuba

Castro’s initiative wins international praise – and scepticism

Mexico: Caught in the crossfire

Security woes threaten to ruin Peña Nieto’s record of success

Real falls sharply on Brazil election result

Markets react with concern to Rousseff victory

Rousseff scores narrow victory in Brazil

Brazilian real falls 3.1% to lowest since May 2005

Uruguay presidential poll goes to run-off

Leftwing candidate Tabaré Vázquez fails to win outright