The IMF has made an upward revision to its GDP growth outlook for the region, but trimmed its forecasts for several major economies.
The Peruvian government is extending an economic lifeline to Agrobanco and the World Bank has approved a major aid package for devastated Dominica.
With Andrés Manuel López Obrador leading the polls ahead of Sunday's first TV debate, analysts are taking a careful look at fiscal proposals for Mexico and see investor concerns largely easing, except on the question of the new Mexico City airport.
Hopeful on Nafta, the Mexican president met US VP Mike Pence at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, as well as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and the leaders of the Pacific Alliance to discuss the formal entry of 'associate' nations at the July meeting.
Despite going to jail for corruption this month, Lula is still the frontrunner for the October election, while Jair Bolsonaro holds a small lead over Marina Silva.
The latest growth indicator reinforces views of a tepid economic performance in the first quarter.
The monetary authority is worried about growing market concentration, according to local daily Valor.