The former president, who is serving a prison term for corruption, remains the frontrunner for the October vote, ahead of ultra-right legislator Jair Bolsonaro.
El Salvador announced it has severed ties with Taiwan in favor of a one-China policy that opens investment opportunities with the economic giant. Costa Rica's finance minister said the fiscal deficit had reached 3.3% of GDP in July, calling on lawmakers to act swiftly on fiscal reform.
The loan portfolio contracted as the bank reduced its exposure to certain high risk segments.
The e-retailer will open a customer service center in Bogotá, as the region's e-commerce market grows above the global average and traditional retailers such as Falabella look to migrate sales online.
Chile's central bank announces an internal restructuring amid a growing concern about cybersecurity in the financial system. And lenders in Peru take action following a cyberattack.