Challenges hound organisers of Rio Games

Hurdles include huge logistics issues and Olympic-size rodents

Brazil makes 10 Olympic terrorism arrests

Justice chief says cell took part in Isis initiation over internet

Video: World: Brazil in three numbers

Brazil in 3 standout numbers

Figures to illustrate rapidly growing middle class and unstable political system

Farc fighters in formation
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Farc rebels train for life after war

Colombia’s guerrillas contemplate civilian life after decades in the jungle

Trump score over Supreme Court’s Ginsburg

US justice promise to be circumspect after remarks draw criticism

Peña Nieto gets lesson in school politics

Mexico’s president under pressure to weaken education reforms

Venezuelans cross border in hunt for food

Mass shortages prompt thousands to enter Colombia to shop 

Realism drives Macri’s foreign rethink

Argentine leader seeks to court US without alienating China

Messi given jail term over tax fraud

Spanish court hands Argentine footballer 21-month sentence

Missing ex-Gitmo detainee unnerves Brazil

Country ramps up security as it prepares for Olympic Games

Latin American links scale new heights

Gathering of leaders marks shift back towards economic orthodoxy

Rousseff resorts to crowd-funding

Brazil’s suspended president campaigns against impeachment

Mexico raises rates to shore up peso

Currency has taken hammering since Britain voted to leave EU

Citizenship is for sale to the wealthy

Malta is among states to offer second passports

Relaxed Brazil wakes up to terror threat

From waiters to police, locals are being trained to spot trouble

Brazil makes excess look like child’s play

The paradox of the country’s armies of hired help

Venezuela peace emissary stays optimistic

Former Dominican Republic president leading economic ‘dialogue’ seeks to prevent a failed state

Colombia announces ceasefire with rebels

Deal paves way for end to one of world’s longest wars

Latin America: Under new management

Region rejects populism even as the US and Europe flirt with it

McIlroy pulls out of Rio over Zika fears

Irish golfer says health risk to him and his family is too high