Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco seek priority status over other creditors of the Brazilian conglomerate.
The presidential elections in Paraguay come down to choosing between the ruling party candidate and a liberal challenger. Either winner will be expected to sustain strong growth, boost the middle class and fight poverty.
The pace of lending growth dipped in the 12 months through February, as five lenders headed by Santander's local unit continue to lead the pack by a healthy margin.
The monetary authority is concerned about the effects high concentration has on the interest rate for consumers.
President Raúl Castro's likely successor, to be named Thursday, is expected to hold on tightly to the nation's communist ideology. However, continued statist economic policies offer little hope to end stagnated growth.
Mexico's more affluent internet users are increasingly open to doing their shopping and banking online, according to a study by regulator IFT.