China’s international lending has limits

Crisis holds mirror to Beijing’s state-to-state financing model

US and Cuba hail ‘encouraging’ talks

Differences remain on human rights and US embargo

Argentina: Strange death of Alberto Nisman

The mystery surrounding the fate of the country’s state prosecutor has rocked the government

Venezuela in bind over default dilemma

Maduro needs access to financial markets and to end shortages

Fernández: Nisman’s death not a suicide

President suggests intelligence agents manipulated prosecutor

Mexico pushes on with oilfield auctions

Process seen as the sale of the nation’s crown jewels

Argentines protest over Nisman’s death

Questions remain over ‘suicide’ of prosecutor at peak of career

Argentine state prosecutor found dead

Nisman was to explain accusations he made against Fernández

South America seeks new economic model

End of commodities boom opens dangerous trade and financing gaps

Violent bus fare protests rock São Paulo

Sign that Rousseff’s austerity campaign face opposition

Rousseff honeymoon wavers

Brazil president’s transformation matched by tests she faces, say critics

Brazil tries to fix ‘sugar daddy’ problem

Rousseff seeks to reform nation’s overburdened pension system

Rousseff in gamble with $6.7bn cuts

Brazil’s president moves to win back investors’ trust

Argentina’s banking talent stays away

Émigré financiers carve out a niche on Wall Street

Scandal is an Olympic hurdle for Brazil

Allegations of kickbacks cloud preparations for the 2016 games

Brazil metro graft case comes to a head

Contractors accused of running a cartel to win tenders

US-Cuba ‘war’ ends with no clear winners

Obama seen as acting unilaterally in decision to ease sanctions

Mexico looks to police with one voice

Fuerza Civil seeks to lead by example in fight against corruption

On Cuba, no side has got it right

It is strange that non-threatening Cuba remains a focal point of American foreign policy

Euphoria hits Cuba amid doubts on detente

Easing of US relations could spark a boom but large-scale emigration is a risk