Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

Ex-central bank president promises market solutions

Colombia seeks dividend from wealthy 1%

Tax on the rich aims to reduce inequality and pay for security

Pemex to spend $5.5bn on upgrades

Emilio Lozoya says Mexico’s energy reforms are bearing fruit

Circus laughter that makes Brazilians cry

Electoral hour is the 60 minutes of free television airtime, writes Joseph Leahy

Default call highlights Venezuelan weakness

Economist suggests Caracas bond move to share burdens

Peña Nieto pushes on with change

Leader promises a Mexico ‘on the move’ despite growing scepticism

Rivals try to stop Silva’s rise in Brazil

Environmentalist is now favourite to win election

Silva shakes up Brazilian election

October’s presidential vote is now a three-way contest

Peña Nieto fails to dispel Mexican gloom

Reforms win overseas plaudits but not at home

Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

Default seen as part of a broader shift by Fernández

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system

Fernández wanes as Argentines struggle

Fears grow that default will deepen recession

Brazil shaken by candidate’s death

Death of Eduardo Campos changes presidential election

Brazil crash kills presidential candidate

Death of Eduardo Campos in jet accident alters election dynamics

US political funding debate moves to judges

Development could undermine trust in legal system

Argentina crisis clouds Kirchner’s sunset

Default will hit the president’s legacy when she leaves officenext year

Obama denied funding for child migrants

Congress will not approve funds until at least September

Argentina default triggers swaps payout

‘Credit event’ enables CDS investors to seek payment

Hopes remain of deal on Argentine debt

Private banks have been discussing buying holdouts’ bonds

Judge Griesa weighs Argentina’s fate

Long career is marked by willingness to tackle powerful interests