Cuba: Showtime in Havana

Dance troupes excite audiences but reforms are urgent in the Caribbean island to boost the economy

Armed civilians patrol Mexico town

Community on guard after gang activity

Gangs challenge the ballot box in Chilapa

Violence is interwoven with politics in the strife-torn Mexican town

Brazil politics broken, says former leader

Cardoso warns of ‘crisis of legitimacy’ amid corruption scandals

Bachelet remakes government in Chile

President reshuffles cabinet amid scandals and faltering economy

Healthy eating becomes a luxury in EMs

Cost of fruit and vegetables has risen while that of junk food fell

Peru fails to dig its way out of deadlock

The copper producer’s once stellar growth crashes down to earth

A deadly new enemy in Mexico’s drugs war

More sophisticated narco-gangsters are replacing the old guard

Latin America braces for higher US rates

Liquidity and austerity are new buzzwords for region’s officials

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, is shown at the presidential compound of Los Pinos, during an interview with Jude Webber of the Financial Times.
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Mexico forced to change tack on corruption

Strategy approved by congress focuses on stronger institutions

Past still haunts Latin American leaders

No one answer for crime and corruption plaguing region

Brazil suffers from recession and scandal

President Rousseff’s new economic pragmatism faces a gruelling test

Extreme negotiation: Colombia and Farc

Sergio Jaramillo’s high-stakes work offers a lesson in dealing with a bitter opponent

Puerto Rico bonds slide as tax law fails

Financial warning over debts that have soared to more than $70bn

Supreme Court divided over gay marriage

Panel debates whether same sex couples have right to marry

US companies carry flag for gay rights

Businesses urge Supreme Court to overturn same-sex marriage bans

King of soya’s high-tech farming vision

Gustavo Grobocopatel wants plants to be seen as factories

Chile hints at way out of region’s gloom

World’s top copper exporter set to escape downturn

Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

Third contractor in as many weeks to seek bankruptcy protection

Dispossessed in search for a home

Five years after the earthquake, a housing shortage continues