Farc peace may prove hard sell for Colombia

Public opinion is split on deal and a referendum could tip the country into unfamiliar territory

Colombia agrees peace deal with Farc

Accord to end long civil war depends on ‘yes’ vote in plebiscite

Olympics 2016: Brazil bows out in style

Closing ceremony marks return of chutzpah to crisis-mired nation

Brazil’s favela kids eye Olympic glory

Slums the source of some of the brightest sporting talent

Eduardo Costantini at MALBA Museum Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Eduardo Costantini — property developer

Opportunities arose during the volatility in his native Argentina

Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil football redemption

Brazil beat Germany on penalties to finally win Olympic gold

Rio 2016: Lochte scandal hits raw nerve

Swim saga twist restores pride in nation that feels misunderstood

Venezuela’s problems cannot be ignored

Its multiple crises are increasingly becoming international issues

FC96KK Fizzy carbonated soft drinks for sale in a shop. Sugary fizzy drinks cause diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease.

Mexico urged to double sugary drinks tax

Campaign to cut obesity and raise revenue closely watched abroad

Local lessons for tackling global diseases

Low-cost steps and policies could help save lives, writes Michael Bloomberg

Brazil eyes goals beyond football

Hopes rise that the national team’s path to the Olympic final presages a broader economic revival

Kidnappers strike at Mexican resort

State prosecutors point blame at rival criminal gangs

João Havelange, football chief, 1916-2016

Fifa president who became tainted by bribery findings

Murray caps super Sunday for Britain

Tennis gold comes on top of wins for Whitlock, Rose and Kenny

US Olympic swimmers robbed at gunpoint

Taxi carrying Ryan Lochte stopped by armed men posing as Rio police

Venezuela zoos in crisis as recession bites

Zookeepers claim animals are suffering from scarcity of food

Ivo Pitanguy, cosmetic surgeon, 1923-2016

Stylist whose scalpel and syringe honed celebrity looks

The Zika virus — the long-term prognosis

Research is gathering pace as the mosquito-borne disease explodes across Latin America

Rio Olympics opens with extravaganza

But political intrigue was never far away in the opening ceremony

The costs of building Rio Games

R$7.1bn has been spent on building and renovating facilities