Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s new president

Joe Cummings illustration

The honeymoon period following victory will be brief, write John Paul Rathbone and Benedict Mander

Migrant children stoke US border fears

Number of unaccompanied children from Mexico rises

Brazil’s shoppers turn to discounters

Hybrid wholesale/retailers gain appeal as recession bites

Brazil bank chief held in Petrobras probe

‘Car wash’ corruption case widens with senator arrest

Macri vows new economic order in Argentina

Centre-right leader inherits high inflation, low foreign reserves

Macri to urge Mercosur to bar Venezuela

Criticism of Caracas signals change of allegiance in Argentina

Mauricio Macri wins Argentina election

Centre-right candidate inherits complex economic workload

Teresa in Queen of the South La Reina del Sur

Soap opera ban is real drama in Venezuela

Government sensitive about depictions of narcotics trade

Fear campaign in Argentina falters

Scioli’s political strategy fails to convince voters

Ecuador’s pragmatic president gets tough

As the economy falters, Correa starts showing his darker side

Brazil economic plan shows political rift

Vice-president’s liberal platform is break from leftist Rousseff

Brazil institutions react well to crisis

Economy in bad way but some things are better than expected

Olympic works put Rio mayor in the spotlight

Recession fears intensify political pressure on games to succeed

Cuban migrants create crisis for Mexico

Improved relations with the US have prompted thousands more to flee the communist island

Massa stays neutral in Argentina poll

Influential congressman refuses to back either candidate

Brazil stares down budget black hole

Deteriorating public finances come amid worsening recession

Does sustainable forestry pay?

Study shows benefits far outweigh the costs

Case study: cashing in on the need to succeed

Cuts to Brazil’s student loan programme means opportunity for private companies

Serious times for Guatemala’s president

Voters know they can topple unwanted leaders through protest, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez

Maranhão shines amid gloom in Brazil

A political effort to revive the poor state has lessons for the country


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