Unions and social movements took aim at the Temer administration's labor and pension reform proposals with a 24-hour nationwide work stoppage.
Defying earlier expectations, Mexico's economy showed strength in the first quarter, while construction activity in Argentina broke a 14-month negative streak in March.
The Mexican bank posted solid first quarter results, lifted by higher interest rates and diverse growth in consumer lending.
The Central American Economic Integration Bank (CABEI) is the first multilateral to accept Cuba as a member.
The decision by the national monetary council comes amid massive corruption scandals and investigations in Latin America's largest economy.
We estimate the country's GDP per capita at US$7,420 in 2017. The Dominican Republic posted real GDP growth of 6.7% in 2016, and its 7.1% average growth rate of the last three years is the highest in the Latin American and Caribbean region, said S&P in a press release
Moody's expects a real GDP growth in Argentina to pick up to 3% for 2017 and 2018. In turn, the recovery of economic growth should boost tax revenues at both the local and the federal level, said the rating agency in a press release.