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             Wednesday, March 18, 2009, Vol. 9, No. 54

                            Headlines

A N T I G U A  &  B A R B U D A

STANFORD INT'L BANK: IRS Seeks US$227Mln in Back Taxes From Owner


A R G E N T I N A

AEROPOL SA: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on May 27
AGROVERSATIL SA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until April 24
BANCO CETELEM: Moody's Lowers Bank Financial Strength Rating to E+
CIMACO SA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 5
CLINICA PRIVADA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 29

MAC FRUT: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on April 20
RAMON ALBERTO: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on June 3
RUTA 5 SA:  Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 12
SERVIPALLETS SA: Asks for Opening of Preventive Contest
STANDARD BANK: Moody's Lifts Bank Financial Strength Rating to 'D'


B E L I Z E

HL'S ENTERPRISE: Two Tax Cases Presented to Revenue Magistrate


B R A Z I L

BRASCAN RESIDENTIAL: Fitch Assigns 'BB-' Issuer Default Rating
COSAN LTD: S&P Puts 'BB-' Corporate Rating on Negative CreditWatch
GERDAU SA: Ratings Cut to “Underperform” at Santander SA
TELE NORTE: UBS AG Raises Company to “Buy” on Strong Cash Flow


C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

BRAC 2: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
CARLUCCI INVESTMENTS: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
CHANNEL BRIDGE ET AL: Liquidator to Present Wind-Up Report
CIBC GLOBAL: Sole Shareholder Hears Wind-Up Report
D.B. ZWIRN: Members to Receive Wind-Up Report on March 19

EOC CORP: Shareholders to Hear Wind-Up Report Today
GLAUX INVESTMENTS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
HARBOR DRIVE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
IRONOPOLIS FUND: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
MJX MACRO: Liquidator Presents Wind-Up Report

NITC (CAYMAN ISLANDS): Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
PENGANA ABSOLUTE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
PIONEER FUND: Sole Member Hears Wind-Up Report
ROCKBAY CAPITAL ET AL: Liquidator to Present Wind-Up Report
SATURN INC: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report

SS7 HOLDINGS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
TUTSAN INVESTMENTS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
ZS CAYMAN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report


J A M A I C A

AIR JAMAICA: Government to Reveal Divestment Update This Week
CABLE & WIRELESS: Regulator Ready to Intervene in Digicel Dispute
JPSCO: IDT to Begin Hearing on Workers Payments Dispute


M E X I C O

SARE HOLDING: Moody's Affirms Ba3 Senior Unsecured Debt Rating


V E N E Z U E L A

PDVSA: To Sign Guangdong Joint Venture With China National


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STANFORD INT'L BANK: IRS Seeks US$227Mln in Back Taxes From Owner
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The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a motion on
March 13 in the US District Court in Dallas, asking a judge to
let it continue to seek at least US$226.6 million in back taxes
from Robert Allen Stanford, Bloomberg News reports.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Feb. 17, charged
Mr. Stanford and three of his companies for orchestrating
a fraudulent, multi-billion dollar investment scheme centering on
an US$8 billion Certificate of Deposit program.  Mr. Stanford's
companies include Stanford International Bank, Stanford Group
Company, and investment adviser Stanford Capital Management.

“The IRS shall file a fairly significant claim against Mr.
Stanford,” agency lawyer Manuel Lena Jr. wrote in the motion to
intervene in the case brought against Mr. Stanford by the SEC,
Bloomberg News relates.

Mr. Lena, Bloomberg News notes, said Mr. Stanford’s federal tax
bill has doubled from the previously reported as penalties and
interest piled up, and it may grow further because Stanford hasn’t
filed his 2007 tax return.

The report recalls Mr. Stanford claimed residence in the British
Virgin Islands since 2006, and by law is required to file his tax
returns with the territorial Virgin Islands Internal Revenue
Bureau, not with the IRS, which has the right to audit the
returns.  It isn’t known whether Stanford filed returns with the
territorial tax collector, Bloomberg News say.

Bloomberg News notes Mr. Stanford arrived in the Virgin Islands
months after suing the IRS in February 2006 to contest a tax bill
for 1999-2003 that had grown to US$104.2 million by August 2008,
according to liens on his properties in Florida and Texas.  Mr.
Lena, the report relates, said in court papers that the IRS had
also placed liens on his assets in St Croix.

                     US$104 Million Tax Lien

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
February 27, 2009, The Miami Herald News said the U.S. IRS filed a
federal tax lien for US$104,236,285.85 against Mr. Stanford and
his ex-wife, Susan Stanford in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court.  The
court records cited by The Herald said the IRS lien, filed
Aug. 21, 2008, in Miami, covers tax years 2002 through 2004.

The same report related based on tax court records, the Stanfords
are challenging IRS assessments in U.S. Tax Court related to
federal income taxes for other years, and have fought tax bills at
least as far back as 1996.

According to the Herald, an unnamed Stanford employee said Mr.
Stanford retained Brendan V. Sullivan, a senior partner at the
Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly, to represent
him in his legal woes.

                   About Stanford International

Domiciled in Antigua, Stanford International Bank Limited --
http://www.stanfordinternationalbank.com/-- is a member of
Stanford Private Wealth Management, a global financial services
network with US$51 billion in deposits and assets under management
or advisement.  Stanford Private Wealth Management serves more
than 70,000 clients in 140 countries.


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AEROPOL SA: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on May 27
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The court-appointed trustee for Aeropol SA's reorganization
proceedings, will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
May 27, 2009.

The trustee will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports.  The National Commercial Court of First
Instance No. 25 in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk
No. 50, will determine if the verified claims are admissible,
taking into account the trustee's opinion, and the objections and
challenges that will be raised by the company and its creditors.

Creditors will vote to ratify the completed settlement plan
during the assembly on May 20, 2010.


AGROVERSATIL SA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until April 24
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The court-appointed trustee for Agroversatil S.A.'s reorganization
proceedings will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
April 24, 2009.

The trustee will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports on June 10, 2009.  The National Commercial
Court of First Instance in Buenos Aires will determine if the
verified claims are admissible, taking into account the trustee's
opinion, and the objections and challenges that will be raised by
the company and its creditors.

Inadmissible claims may be subject to appeal in a separate
proceeding known as an appeal for reversal.

A general report that contains an audit of the company's
accounting and banking records will be submitted in court on
July 23, 2009.

Creditors will vote to ratify the completed settlement plan
during the assembly on February 11, 2010.


BANCO CETELEM: Moody's Lowers Bank Financial Strength Rating to E+
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Moody's Investors Service downgraded Banco Cetelem Argentina's
bank financial strength rating to E+ from D-.  The E+ BFSR
translates into a baseline credit assessment of B1.  At the same
time, Moody's affirmed the bank's global local currency rating at
Ba1, which incorporates both the assessment of very high parental
support from its ultimate parent, BNP Paribas (France), as well as
very low systemic support.  Moody's also assigned a Not Prime
short-term local currency deposit rating.

Moody's also affirmed the bank's Caa1/Not Prime long and short
term foreign currency deposit ratings and the bank's Aaa.ar and
Ba1.ar national scale local and foreign currency deposit ratings,
respectively.

All ratings have stable outlook.

The rating action reflects Banco Cetelem Argentina's weakening
profitability and asset quality partly due to its niche focus on
consumer credit, a business model that is particularly susceptible
to economic cycles.

During 2008, the credit quality of the loan book deteriorated
significantly which led the bank to register much higher
provisions.  Earnings were also negatively affected by moderating
business volumes in response to milder demand, as well as a surge
in operating costs relative to revenues.

Moody's noted it believes the bank will continue to be challenged
to grow earnings and maintain good asset quality in light of the
economic slowdown anticipated for Argentina during 2009.

Banco Cetelem Argentina S.A., located in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
is a subsidiary of Cetelem S.A. (France) and a member of the BNP
Paribas Group. Banco Cetelem Argentina's liabilities are
guaranteed by BNP Paribas.

As of December 31, 2008 Banco Cetelem Argentina had Ar$ 269.26
million (US$ 77.97 million) in assets and Ar$ 27.54 million (US$
7.97 million) in equity.

This rating of Banco Cetelem Argentina was downgraded:

  -- Bank Financial Strength Rating: E+, with stable outlook

These ratings of Banco Cetelem Argentina were affirmed:

  -- Long Term Global Local Currency Deposit Rating: Ba1, with
     stable outlook

  -- Foreign Currency Deposit Rating: Caa1/ Not Prime, with stable
     outlook

  -- National Scale Local Currency Deposit Rating: Aaa.ar, with
     stable outlook

  -- National Scale Foreign Currency Deposit Rating: Ba1.ar, with
     stable outlook

This rating of Banco Cetelem Argentina was assigned:

  -- Short Term Local Currency Deposit Rating: Not Prime, with
     stable outlook


CIMACO SA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 5
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The court-appointed trustee for Cimaco S.A.'s bankruptcy
proceedings will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
May 5, 2009.


CLINICA PRIVADA: Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 29
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The court-appointed trustee for Clinica Privada Florencio Varela
S.A.'s reorganization proceedings will be verifying creditors'
proofs of claim until May 29, 2009.

The trustee will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports on July 13, 2009.  The National Commercial
Court of First Instance in Buenos Aires will determine if the
verified claims are admissible, taking into account the trustee's
opinion, and the objections and challenges that will be raised by
the company and its creditors.

Inadmissible claims may be subject to appeal in a separate
proceeding known as an appeal for reversal.

A general report that contains an audit of the company's
accounting and banking records will be submitted in court on
September 15, 2009.

Creditors will vote to ratify the completed settlement plan
during the assembly on May 4, 2010.


MAC FRUT: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on April 20
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Mirta Andrada, the court-appointed trustee for Mac Frut SA's
bankruptcy proceedings, will be verifying creditors' proofs of
claim until April 20, 2009.

Ms. Andrada will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports.  The National Commercial Court of First
Instance No. 23 in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk
No. 46, will determine if the verified claims are admissible,
taking into account the trustee's opinion, and the objections and
challenges that will be raised by the company and its creditors.

The Trustee can be reached at:

          Mirta Andrada
          Avenida Corrientes 676
          Buenos Aires, Argentina


RAMON ALBERTO: Proofs of Claim Verification Due on June 3
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Mirta Polistina, the court-appointed trustee for Ramon Alberto
Forti SA's bankruptcy proceedings, will be verifying creditors'
proofs of claim until June 3, 2009.

The trustee will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports.  The National Commercial Court of First
Instance No. 25 in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk
No. 50, will determine if the verified claims are admissible,
taking into account the trustee's opinion, and the objections and
challenges that will be raised by the company and its creditors.

The Trustee can be reached at:

          Mirta Polistina
          Hipolito Yrigoyen 4027
          Buenos Aires, Argentina


RUTA 5 SA:  Trustee Verifying Proofs of Claim Until May 12
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The court-appointed trustee for Ruta 5 S.A.'s reorganization
proceedings will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
May 12, 2009.

The trustee will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports on June 22, 2009.  The National Commercial
Court of First Instance in Buenos Aires will determine if the
verified claims are admissible, taking into account the trustee's
opinion, and the objections and challenges that will be raised by
the company and its creditors.

Inadmissible claims may be subject to appeal in a separate
proceeding known as an appeal for reversal.

A general report that contains an audit of the company's
accounting and banking records will be submitted in court on
August 18, 2009.

Creditors will vote to ratify the completed settlement plan
during the assembly on February 16, 2010.


SERVIPALLETS SA: Asks for Opening of Preventive Contest
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Servipallets SA asked for the opening of preventive contest.

The company stopped its payment on March 9, 2009.


STANDARD BANK: Moody's Lifts Bank Financial Strength Rating to 'D'
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Moody's Investors Service upgraded Standard Bank Argentina S.A's
bank financial strength rating to D from D- .  The rating has a
stable outlook.

At the same time, Moody's affirmed the long- and short-term global
local-currency deposit ratings of Ba1 and Not Prime as well as the
long- and short-term foreign currency deposit ratings of Caa1 and
Not Prime.  The Aaa.ar local-currency and a Ba1.ar foreign-
currency deposit ratings in the Argentine national scale were also
affirmed.

Moody's noted that the upgrade of Standard's BFSR recognizes the
successful integration of the business and operations it acquired
from BankBoston in 2007.  The rating action also incorporates
Standard's improved financial performance which resulted from its
adequate positioning of a new banking brand in the competitive
Argentinean banking segment.

In that regard, Moody's said that the bank's 2008 pre-provision
profits were supported by improved recurring earnings generation,
as management focused on expanding the consumer and corporate
lending business (up by 9.63%), as well as boosting fee-
generating income (up by 55.6%), during 2008.  The rating is also
supported by Standard's adequate asset quality indicators when
compared to similar rated peers in Argentina and in the Latin
American region.  The bank's sizeable deposit franchise is a
strength in the ratings and has proven sustainable to recent
ownership change and to the recent heightened of market volatility
and investors selectiveness.

Conversely, Moody's believes that as the business dynamics change
-- along with the anticipated economic slowdown in Argentina in
2009 -- Standard Bank is likely to be challenged to manage
potential worsening in asset quality and pressures in its
profitability.  Moody's explained that it has applied a number of
scenarios (base and stressed) to Standard Bank's loan book to test
the bank asset quality and how the bank capitalization would be
affected as asset quality deteriorates.  In both cases the current
level of capitalization will remain above the minimum capital
required by the Argentinean regulator.  Moreover, Standard well
resisted the liquidity stress test, which was based on past
liquidity stress experience in Argentina.

Moody's Ba1 global local-currency deposit rating incorporates
Standard's baseline credit assessment of Ba2, which is mapped from
the D BFSR, as well as Moody's assessment of a high probability of
parental support and moderate systemic support.

Standard Bank is a full-service operation bank with a network of
93 branches in Argentina.  The bank is the eight private bank in
terms of deposits with a market share of 3.0% of total deposits.

As of December 2008 the Bank had Ar$ 10.275 million in assets and
Ar$801 million in equity.

This rating was upgraded:

  -- Bank Financial Strength Rating: D from D- (D minus), with
     stable outlook

These ratings were affirmed:

  -- Long- and short-term local-currency deposit ratings: Ba1 /
     Not-Prime, with stable outlook

  -- Long- and short-term foreign-currency deposit ratings: Caa1 /
     Not-Prime, with stable outlook

  -- Long- term local-currency national scale rating: Aaa.ar

  -- Long- term foreign-currency national scale rating: Ba1.ar



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HL'S ENTERPRISE: Two Tax Cases Presented to Revenue Magistrate
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The two tax cases against HL's Enterprise was presented to Revenue
Magistrate Edd P. Usher on March 5, 2009, Amandala News reported.
The report related the company, Social Security, and General Sales
Tax (GST) office were present in the event, and was represented by
their lawyers -- Hubert Elrington, Oswald Twist, and Jacqueline
Meighan, respectively.

According to the report, Mr. Twist argued that the Notice of
Bankruptcy that the country's oldest food chain issued to its
debtors did not constitute a bankruptcy declaration within the
meaning of the Bankruptcy Act under the Laws of Belize.  However,
the report said Mr. Elrington told Magistrate Usher that for the
purposes of the Bankruptcy Act, the Notice of Bankruptcy serves
the same purpose of explaining that the company was unable to meet
its financial obligation.

The report recalled HL’s Enterprise filed for bankruptcy in
February after it was unable to pay its debt to General Sales Tax
and Social Security Board.

Amandala News noted Mr. Usher told the parties it would wait for
the Supreme Court decision on the company’s bankruptcy claim.

Mr. Usher, the report related, also indicated:

   * he does not have the legal authority to proceed with the
     claims of the company’s bills at the present time;

   * only the official receiver has that kind of authority to
     discuss or make commitment regarding the company’s finances;
     and

   * the board of directors of the company is now only acting as
     Trustees of the company, due to the declaration of the
     company’s bankruptcy petition.

Amandala News said the company is still obligated to pay its bills
to Social Security, which is classified in the Social Security Act
as a “Secure Creditor.”

Mr. Usher, the report added, adjourned the two tax cases until a
later date after the Supreme Court makes an order and a
receivership is appointed to deal with the affairs of the company.



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BRASCAN RESIDENTIAL: Fitch Assigns 'BB-' Issuer Default Rating
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Fitch Ratings has assigned Brascan Residential Properties S.A.
Issuer Default Ratings and other ratings:

  -- Foreign Currency IDR of 'BB-';
  -- Local Currency IDR of 'BB-';
  -- Long-term National Rating of 'A+(bra)'.

BRP's ratings reflect the integration of the company's operations,
which include a solid and geographically diversified land bank
(potential sales value - PSV- of BRL16.4 billion), the strong
shareholders structure as well as BRP's consistently improving
operating and financial performance over the past three years.
Furthermore, the ratings take into consideration the competitive
advantages obtained from the merger with Company S.A. (Company) in
October 2008, as well as the adequate performance, liquidity and
leverage ratios recorded on a combined pro-forma basis.

BRP's Negative Outlook is consistent with the rating action taken
by Fitch for the overall homebuilding sector on Jan. 21, 2009,
reflecting the expectation that homebuilders in Brazil will face a
challenging operating environment as well as significant financial
pressures in 2009 and 2010.

The ratings incorporate the negative impact that the merger with
Company (rated by Fitch, with IDR 'BB-' and National Scale Rating
'A+(bra)'; Negative Outlook) will have on the BRP's financial
profile, although financials should still be above-industry-norms.
For the latest 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2008, the combined
entity's pro-forma EBITDA margin was 32.9%, which is below BRP's
39.1% stand-alone margin but above industry average.

The merger with Company will moderately weaken BRP's stand-alone
leverage, although the combined entity's leverage will remain
stronger on average than many of its peers.  The combined total
debt/EBITDA and net debt/EBITDA were 2.3 times (x) and 1.3x,
respectively, as of Sept. 30, 2008, verses BRP's total debt/EBITDA
and net debt/EBITDA on a stand alone basis were 1.8x and 1.0x,
respectively, during the same period. Leverage ratios are expected
to increase over the next three years, primarily due to an
increase in Housing Financial System loans.  It should be noted
that these loans do not affect cash flow for principal repayment.
With more than half of future debt expected to be funded through
SFH loans, total debt/EBITDA is expected to reach a maximum of
3.5x by 2011, while cash should amount to at least BRL200 million.

Pro-forma liquidity and debt structure for the combined entity is
expected to be adequate.  The merger positively benefited
Company's financial position while increasing BRP's share of the
Sao Paulo real estate market, which positions the combined company
well for the challenging environment ahead.  On Sept. 30, 2008,
the combined entity recorded BRL336 million of total cash on a
pro-forma basis, equivalent to 111% of the combined short-term
debt and 44% of the combined total debt.  Receivables of completed
units not linked to debt amounted to BRL449 million on a pro-forma
basis, representing significant liquidity reserves for the
combined entity.  The BRL200 million paid by BRP to Company's
former shareholders in the fourth quarter 2008 (4Q08) is expected
to be replaced through a new capital subscription announced on
Jan. 15, 2009 in order to maintain the entity's solid liquidity
position.

BRP is a real estate holding company that specializes in high- to
low-middle income residential projects and office buildings, with
the company's operations enjoying significant geographic
diversification.  The combined group is indirectly controlled by
Brookfield Asset Management, an international asset manager of
US$90 billion, including US$38 billion in real estate assets.  BAM
is rated 'BBB+' by Fitch, with Stable Outlook.


COSAN LTD: S&P Puts 'BB-' Corporate Rating on Negative CreditWatch
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its 'BB-' corporate
credit ratings on Cosan Ltd. and its Brazilian operating
subsidiary Cosan S.A.  Industria e Comercio on CreditWatch
negative.  The CreditWatch listing follows Cosan's announcement
that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with
Rezende Barbosa S.A.  Administracao e Participacoes (Rezende
Barbosa; not rated), the controlling shareholder of Nova America
S.A. Agroenenergia (Nova America; not rated), to combine their
interests in the sugar and ethanol business.

"With four mills and an estimated crushing capacity of
10.6 million tons of sugar, Nova America is one of the sector's
largest players.  The company also benefits from the brand name
"Uniao"--the leader in Brazil's refined sugar retail market.  The
transaction will be equity financed, as it will not imply a cash
payment from Cosan to Rezende Barbosa.  Upon the conclusion of the
deal, Rezende Barbosa will become one of Cosan's largest
shareholders with an approximate 11% stake.  On the other hand,
Cosan will assume Nova America's R$1.145 billion indebtedness,
placing considerable pressure on its consolidated credit metrics.
According to Cosan, it is currently in an advanced stage in
renegotiating the refinancing terms of a major portion of this
debt position with Nova America's creditors, aiming at extending
the maturities up to five years, which would reduce immediate cash
flow pressures," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Reginaldo
Takara.  The conclusion of the deal is subject to the successful
debt renegotiation.

Cosan expects to derive a number of mutually advantageous benefits
through the acquisition and expand its presence in the sugar and
ethanol market.  Nevertheless, the CreditWatch listing reflects
downward pressure on the ratings due to the increased financial
leverage from assuming Nova America's debt and potential
deterioration in the company's financial metrics in the face of
uncertainty regarding current market trends and their effect on
the company's profitability and cash flows.

"We expect to resolve the CreditWatch listing in the next couple
of months as S&P obtain further information on the company's
ultimate capital structure and projected consolidated cash flows
over the next few years," Mr. Takara added.


GERDAU SA: Ratings Cut to “Underperform” at Santander SA
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Gerdau S.A.'s rating was cut to “underperform” from “buy” at
Santander SA, citing a potential debt downgrade and Brazil’s
deepening recession, Veronica Navarro Espinosa of Bloomberg News
reports.

“Indebtedness has become a concern; we believe that Gerdau will
likely lose its investment-grade status,” Santander analysts led
by Felipe Reis wrote in a report obtained by the news agency.  The
12-month target share price was cut to BRL14.30 from BRL21,
Bloomberg News relates.

“Gerdau’s operating performance was more strongly affected by the
crisis and sooner than we anticipated,” Mr. Reis was quoted by the
report as saying.

According to Bloomberg News, Santander forecasts earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization will be BRL5.9
billion (US$2.6 billion) in 2009, 30% below the bank’s previous
estimate.

                         About Gerdau S.A.

Headquartered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Gerdau S.A. --
http://www.gerdau.com.br/-- produces and distributes crude
steel and related long rolled products, drawn products, and long
specialty products.  In addition to Brazil, Gerdau operates in
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, India and the
United States.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Aug. 28, 2008, Moody's Investors Service changed to positive from
stable the outlook of all ratings related to Gerdau S.A. (Ba1
Corporate Family Rating and Ba1 US$600 million guaranteed
perpetual bonds).



TELE NORTE: UBS AG Raises Company to “Buy” on Strong Cash Flow
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Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A.'s shares increased 2.6% to
BRL31.19, on March 16, at 1:37 p.m. New York time in Sao Paulo
trading, after UBS AG raised the company to “buy” on the outlook
for “strong” cash flow, Paulo Winterstein of Bloomberg News
reports.

“Potential synergy gains the company expects to obtain after
integrating Brasil Telecom and also a faster drop in local
interest rates, which is particularly important for a company as
leveraged as Telemar, are pointing to free cash flow yields of 15
percent,” analyst Carlos Sequeira wrote in a note obtained by the
news agency.

According to the report, Mr. Sequeira said Tele Norte, which paid
BRL5.37 billion (US$2.37 billion) to take over Brasil Telecom
Participacoes SA, will likely reduce costs by about BRL700 million
after the purchase is completed.  The company may also save BRL250
million in 2009 tax payments, and BRL285 million in tax savings
next year, from amortization of goodwill, the Rio de Janeiro-based
analyst added.

The report relates Mr. Sequeira said the money saved from lower
interest payments as Brazil’s benchmark rate falls may be used to
pay down debt or as part of dividends.

                         About Tele Norte

Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tele Norte Leste
Participacoes S.A. -- http://www.telemar.com.br-- is a provider
of fixed-line telecommunications services in South America.  The
company markets its services under its Telemar brand name.  Tele
Norte's subsidiaries include Telemar Norte Leste SA; TNL PCS SA;
Telemar Internet Ltda.; and Companhia AIX Participacoes SA.

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As of March 9, 2009, the company continues to carry Standard and
Poors long- term issuer credit rating at BB+.



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BRAC 2: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of BRAC 2 Company met on March 4, 2009, and
received the liquidators' report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidators are:

          Max Lever
          Stephen Marquardt
          c/o Matthew Goucke
          Walkers
          Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9001, Cayman Islands
          Tel: 345 914-6332
          Fax: 345 814-8332
          e-mail: matthew.goucke@walkersglobal.com


CARLUCCI INVESTMENTS: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
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The members of Carlucci Investments Ltd. met on March 2, 2009, and
received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          CDL Company Ltd.
          P.O. Box 31106 SMB, Grand Cayman


CHANNEL BRIDGE ET AL: Liquidator to Present Wind-Up Report
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On March 19, 2009, Boussard & Gavaudan Asset Management, LP will
present the companies' wind-up report and property disposal to the
members of:

   -- Channel Bridge Special Situations Fund Limited; and
   -- Channel Bridge special Situations Master Fund Limited.

The Liquidator can be reached at:

          Boussard & Gavaudan Asset Management, LP
          Calder House, 1 Dover Street, W1S 4LA London
          c/o Maples Corporate Services Limited
          PO Box 309, Ugland House
          Grand Cayman KY1-1104 Cayman Islands


CIBC GLOBAL: Sole Shareholder Hears Wind-Up Report
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The sole shareholder of CIBC Global (Cayman) Ltd. received on
March 2, 2009, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Ogier
          c/o James Bagnall
          Telephone: (345) 949-9876
          Facsimile: (345) 949-1986


D.B. ZWIRN: Members to Receive Wind-Up Report on March 19
---------------------------------------------------------
The members of D.B. Zwirn Equity Investments Holdings (Cayman)
Limited will meet on March 19, 2009, to hear the liquidator's
report on the company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Lawrence Cutler
          c/o Maples and Calder, Attorneys-at-law
          P.O. Box 309, Ugland House
          Grand Cayman KY1-1104, Cayman Islands


EOC CORP: Shareholders to Hear Wind-Up Report Today
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The shareholders of EOC Corp VI will meet today, March 18, 2009,
to hear the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Robert Bigelow III
          c/o Blue River Asset Management, LLC
          7 North Willow Street, Suite 8A
          Montclair, NJ 07042, USA


GLAUX INVESTMENTS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
------------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of Glaux Investments Limited met on March 5,
2009, and received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-
up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Raymond E. Whittaker
          c/o FCM LTD.
          PO Box 1982, Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Tel: 345-946-5125
          Fax: 345-946-5126


HARBOR DRIVE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of Harbor Drive Master Fund, Ltd. met on March 6,
2009, and received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-
up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Walkers SPV Limited
          Walker House, 87 Mary Street
          George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9002
          Cayman Islands


IRONOPOLIS FUND: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
-----------------------------------------------
The members of Ironopolis Fund met on March 5, 2009, and received
the liquidators' report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidators are:

          Giles Kerley
          Jan Neveril
          Maples Finance Limited
          P.O. Box 1093GT, Grand Cayman
          Cayman Islands


MJX MACRO: Liquidator Presents Wind-Up Report
---------------------------------------------
On March 10, 2009, Maricorp Services Ltd. will present the
companies' wind-up report and property disposal to the members of:

   -- MJX Macro Strategies, Ltd.; and
   -- MJX Macro Strategies Master Fund, Ltd.

The Liquidator can be reached at:

          Maricorp Services Ltd.
          31 The Strand, 46 Canal Point Drive
          P.O. Box 2075, Grand Cayman KY1-1105
          Cayman Islands


NITC (CAYMAN ISLANDS): Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
----------------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of NITC (Cayman Islands) Ltd. met on March 3,
2009, and received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-
up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Chang Yuo-Seng
          No. 56, Lane 111, Min Chuan Road, Hsin Chu
          Taiwan, R.O.C


PENGANA ABSOLUTE: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-----------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of Pengana Absolute Return Real Estate Fund met
on March 6, 2009, and received the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Walkers SPV Limited
          Walker House, 87 Mary Street
          George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9002
          Cayman Islands


PIONEER FUND: Sole Member Hears Wind-Up Report
----------------------------------------------
The sole member of Pioneer Fund received on March 10, 2009, the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Dirserv Ltd.
          c/o PO Box 1043, Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands
          Tel: 949-0050
          Fax: 949-8062


ROCKBAY CAPITAL ET AL: Liquidator to Present Wind-Up Report
-----------------------------------------------------------
On May 29, 2009, Chris Johnson will present the companies' wind-up
report and property disposal to the members of:

   -- Rockbay Capital SI Master Fund, Ltd; and
   -- Rockbay Capital SI Offshore Fund, Ltd.

The Liquidator can be reached at:

          Chris Johnson
          c/o John D’Cunha
          PO Box 2499, Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 946-0820
          Facsimile: (345) 946-0864


SATURN INC: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-----------------------------------------------
The shareholders of Saturn Inc. met on March 9, 2009, and received
the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Prasob Snongjati
          9 Ratchadapisek Road
          30th Floor Zone A
          Jatujak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
          Tel: +662 544 2449-51
          Fax: +662 544 3317


SS7 HOLDINGS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of SS7 Holdings Inc. met on March 6, 2009, and
received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          David Dyer
          P.O. Box 1984, Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Telephone: (345) 949-8244
          Facsimile: (345) 949-5223


TUTSAN INVESTMENTS: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
-------------------------------------------------------
The shareholders of Tutsan Investments Limited met on March 5,
2009, and received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-
up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Raymond E. Whittaker
          c/o FCM LTD.
          PO Box 1982, Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Tel: 345-946-5125
          Fax: 345-946-5126


ZS CAYMAN: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
----------------------------------------------
The shareholders of ZS Cayman L.L.C. met on March 6, 2009, and
received the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Robert Horne
          1133 Avenue of Americas
          New York NY 10036, USA




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AIR JAMAICA: Government to Reveal Divestment Update This Week
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The Jamaican government will reveal this week if the March 31
deadline for the divestment of Air Jamaica Limited will be met,
Ingrid Brown of Jamaica Observer reports, citing Minister without
portfolio in the Ministry of Finance, Don Wehby.

"I will be having a meeting today, March 18, and after that
meeting I will be making a statement on the matter,"  the report
quoted Mr. Wehby as saying.  The report relates Dennis Lalor who
is heading up the Air Jamaica Privatisation Committee, and who is
also the official spokesperson, declined to comment.

An unnamed source told the Observer that while the deal might not
be finalized by March 31, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
could be signed by then, outlining the terms both parties would
agree to generally.  The report relates the source added the
negotiations were still ongoing and as such a final decision had
not been reached as yet.

               Could Liquidate if No Buyer Emerges

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Feb. 10, 2009, The Jamaica Gleaner said Mr. Wehby, head of Air
Jamaica Privatisation Committee, is giving the Jamaican government
an option to liquidate Air Jamaica if no viable investor was found
by the divestment deadline on March 31.

According to The Gleaner, Mr. Wehby said liquidation is a better
option than rolling out a new round of subsidies for the
struggling flagship airline in the fiscal year ahead.

"Trying to keep it could result in a forced closure because of the
lack of funds to carry the airline, especially in the context of
the present world economic downturn and the hard demands that are
being made on the budget," Mr. Wehby was quoted by the Gleaner
as saying.

The Jamaica Gleaner said the Air Jamaica Privatization Committee
confirmed it's been in serious discussions with three prospective
investors regarding the divestment of the national airline.

                        About Air Jamaica

Headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica, Air Jamaica Limited --
http://www.airjamaica.com/-- was founded in 1969.  It flies
passengers and cargo to almost 30 destinations in the Caribbean,
Europe, and North America.  Air Jamaica offers vacation packages
through Air Jamaica Vacations.  The company closed its intra-
island services unit, Air Jamaica Express, in October 2005.

The Jamaican government owned 25% of the company after it went
private in 1994.  However, in late 2004, the government assumed
full ownership of the airline after an investor group turned over
its 75% stake.  The Jamaican government does not plan to own Air
Jamaica permanently.

                          *     *     *

As reported by the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Nov. 6, 2008, Moody's Investors Service placed the debt ratings of
Air Jamaica Limited, B1 senior unsecured notes guaranteed by the
Government of Jamaica, on review for possible downgrade.  The
review coincides with Moody's action placing the ratings of the
Government of Jamaica under review for downgrade on
November 4, 2008.


CABLE & WIRELESS: Regulator Ready to Intervene in Digicel Dispute
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Jamaican Telecommunications Minister Derrick Smith said his
Ministry stands ready to directly intervene in the on-going
dispute between LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless Jamaica) and
Digicel Jamaica, Radio Jamaica News reports.

"At present, the dispute does not really require the Ministry to
be directly involved (but) we have intervene ... we've had
meetings with both parties but the Office of Utilities Regulations
(OUR) and the Fair Trading Commission are currently dealing with
this issue.  On Thursday, I met with the Office of the Utilities
Regulation (OUR) and they confirmed that they are meeting with the
parties, dealing with this dispute," the report quoted Mr. Smith
as saying.

According to the report, the country's leading cellular service
providers have been locked in a fierce battle for market share and
supremacy which has spilled over into the courts.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
March 17, 2009, Cayman Net News said Digicel Jamaica will file a
defamation suit against competitor LIME in Kingston, contesting
charges that the Irish telecommunications giant had blocked
incoming calls to LIME customers.

The report relates Digicel said the suit comes in reaction to
“damaging allegations” made by its competitor, accusing the
operator of blocking calls to Jamaica from LIME customers across
the region.

The Jamaica Gleaner said LIME accused rival Digicel of blocking
calls from LIME customers in other Caribbean countries to the
Digicel network in Jamaica.

Lawrence McNaughton, LIME's executive vice-president of carrier
services for the Caribbean, told The Gleaner in an interview that
LIME customers in the Caribbean and some parts of the United
Kingdom, United States and Canada were unable to contact Digicel
customers in Jamaica because Digicel turned down a number of
circuits, which take traffic from the rest of the region and from
the US and other locations.

The Gleaner said Digicel rejected LIME's claim, stating
instead that at 4 p.m. January 7, Digicel customers were unable to
call LIME landlines as they appeared to be have been blocked at
the LIME end.  LIME executives denied the allegations, the same
report related.

                            About LIME

Lime (formerly Cable & Wireless Jamaica) --
http://home.cwjamaica.com/ -- is a provider of national and
international fixed line services.  The company is owned 82% by
Cable & Wireless plc. Cable & Wireless Jamaica also owns Jamaica
Digiport International Limited, a company which provides high
speed data and other telecommunications services exclusively to
freezone and offshore companies.

                      About Cable & Wireless

Headquartered in London, England, Cable & Wireless plc --
http://www.cw.com/-- is an international telecommunications
company.  The Company offers mobile, broadband and domestic and
international fixed line services to homes, small and medium-sized
enterprises, corporate customers and governments.  It operates in
39 countries through four major operations in the Caribbean,
Panama, Macau and Monaco & Islands.  It operates through two
businesses: International and Europe, Asia & US.  Its
International business operates full service telecommunications
companies through four major operations in the Caribbean, Panama,
Macau and Monaco and Islands.  Its Europe, Asia & US provides
enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecom
services across the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia and
the United States.  Its subsidiaries include Cable & Wireless UK,
Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd, Cable & Wireless Panama, SA, Cable &
Wireless (Barbados) Ltd and Monaco Telecom SAM.

                          *     *     *

As of March 17, 2009, Cable & Wireless plc continues to carry
Moody's "Ba3" long-term corporate family rating, "B1" senior
unsecured debt rating and "Ba3" probability of default rating with
a stable outlook.

The company also continues to Standard & Poor's "BB-" long-term
foreign and local issuer credit ratings and "B" short-term foreign
and local issuer credit ratings.


JPSCO: IDT to Begin Hearing on Workers Payments Dispute
-------------------------------------------------------
Jamaica's Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is expected to begin
the hearings this week into the dispute between Jamaica Public
Service Company (JPSCO)'s management and some of its workers,
Radio Jamaica News reports.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
March 9, 2009, Radio Jamaica said JPSCO may shutdown its
operations if the company fails to settle a long-standing dispute
over outstanding payments to employees.  The report related
employees unions contend that the payments are owed for overtime
work and redundancy adjustments from 2001 to 2007, which amounts
to about $600 million.

Labor Minister Pearnel Charles, as cited by Radio Jamaica, said
IDT will seek to interpret and clarify the agreement with a view
of settling the dispute.  "We want to have this finally settled
and therefore the (I) have signed the order and it has been
transmitted to the IDT. I expect that shortly they will meet and a
final decision will be made," Mr.  Charles was quoted by the
report as saying.

According to the report, the Labor Ministry obtained the 28 day
injunction barring JPSCO employees from taking industrial action
after efforts by the union and management to settle the matter
failed.

                           About JPSCO

Headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica -- https://www.jpsco.com --
Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPSCO) is an integrated
electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity
in Jamaica.  The company is engaged in the generation,
transmission and distribution of electricity, and also purchases
power from five Independent Power Producers.  Japanese-based
Marubeni Corporation owns 80 percent of the company.  The
Government of Jamaica and a small group of minority shareholders
own the remaining shares.  JPS currently has approximately 582,000
customers who are served by a workforce of over 1,600 employees.
The Company owns and operates 28 generating plants, 54
substations, and approximately 14,000 kilometers of distribution
and transmission lines.



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SARE HOLDING: Moody's Affirms Ba3 Senior Unsecured Debt Rating
--------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's de Mexico downgraded the national scale senior unsecured
debt rating of Sare Holding, S.A.B. de C.V. to Baa1.mx, from
A3.mx.  Concurrently, Moody's also affirmed Sare's global local
currency senior unsecured debt rating at Ba3.  The rating outlook
was revised to negative, from stable.

These ratings actions reflect the weakening of Sare's operating
profits and its credit metrics, specifically interest coverage,
debt to EBITDA and leverage levels.  Furthermore, the company's
incremental high rise construction of middle and higher income
buildings has placed and will continue to place pressure on the
company's receivables collection cycle, which has been extended
towards the end of year.  These projects have also significantly
increased Sare's capital deployment, while providing slower cash
inflow.  The company's debt profile, in the past 12 months, has
been shortened substantially, through the large use of short-term
debt.  Positively, Sare is addressing this challenge by
refinancing approximately MXN$1,000 million pesos in short-term
debt, with secured bank construction financing ranging from two to
three years.  The refinancings are expected to be closed by 2Q09.
However, the cost of capital will increase, while the leverage
levels will remain at current levels, at a minimum, for the rest
of the year.

The negative rating outlook reflects Moody's expectation that the
company may continue to experience deterioration in its operating
profits and credit metrics, if projected sales and collections of
receivables (cash flows) for its high rise middle and higher
income developments do not meet the company's expectations for
2009.  Moody's also expects that Sare's leverage levels will not
start declining until later in 2009 and the current economic
downturn and credit crisis will continue to pressure the company's
operating and credit metrics in the interim.

According to Moody's, the current ratings reflect Sare's business
model as a home developer for all income sectors of the market
(with a focus on low- and middle-income buyers, which are thriving
demographic sectors), its strong land reserve strategy, its good
position in markets with strong demographic growth, its limited
regional concentration, and its experienced management team that
has been able to withstand periods of severe economic stress.  It
is one of the largest home developers in Mexico with over 40 years
of real estate experience, with continued solid earnings and solid
credit metrics.  The company has proven efficient controls,
construction expertise, sophisticated operating systems, and a
diversified portfolio of housing developments.  Sare has been in
business since 1967, developing single-family homes and office
buildings since 1977.  Sare is a publicly traded company, which
enhances its transparency and corporate governance.

Moody's stated that a return to stable would be predicated on a
reduction in leverage (as defined by debt to EBITDA) to under 2x
on a consistent basis, as well as successfully restructuring
and/or paying down all remaining short-dated debt maturities.  A
return to stable would also reflect adequate liquidity, with cash/
ST debt greater than 1x.  A rating upgrade is unlikely at this
time.  Negative rating pressure will result from substantial
missteps in the completion of high-rise projects as well as
collections and sales of the units.  Any liquidity issues and or
any material breach in bond covenants, resulting in an
acceleration of debt occur would result in a ratings downgrade.  A
weakening of the company's credit statistics: Total Debt/Total
Assets moving closer to 30%; Debt/EBITDA moving closer to 3x; and
fixed charge coverage close to 3.5x on a consistent basis would
also pressure the ratings.  Shifts in governmental housing
policies combined with a substantial increase in interest rates
would also place negative pressure on the ratings.

These ratings were downgraded with a negative outlook:

* Sare Holding, S.A.B. de C.V. -- national scale senior unsecured
  debt rating to Baa1.mx, from A3.mx; national scale issuer rating
  to Baa1.mx, from A3.mx

These ratings were affirmed with a negative outlook:

* Sare Holding, S.A.B. de C.V. -- Ba3 global scale local currency
  senior unsecured debt rating; Ba3 global scale local currency
  issuer rating.

Moody's last action with respect to Sare took place on April 17,
2008 when Moody's assigned an A3.mx national scale rating, and a
Ba3 global scale local currency issuer rating, to Sare's proposed
senior unsecured notes.  The rating outlook was stable

Sare Holding, S.A.B de C.V, based in Mexico City, Mexico, is a
fully integrated, diversified homebuilder engaged in the
development, construction, marketing, consulting, and sales of
affordable, middle- and upper income housing developments in
Mexico.  Sare was founded in 1967 and first developed single-
family homes and office buildings in 1977.  Sare has an important
presence in Mexico City and nine different states in the country:
State of Mexico, Jalisco, Puebla, Michoacan, Guanajuato,
Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Guerrero and Morelos.  Sare Holding,
S.A.B. de C.V. is one of the top eight home developers in Mexico.
As of December 31, 2008, Sare reported approximately $8.5 billion
Mexican pesos in assets and $4.6 billion Mexican pesos in
shareholders equity.

Sare's ratings were assigned by evaluating factors Moody's believe
are relevant to the credit profile of the issuer, such as i) the
business risk and competitive position of the company versus
others within its industry, ii) the capital structure and
financial risk of the company, iii) the projected performance of
the company over the near to intermediate term, and iv)
management's track record and tolerance for risk.  These
attributes were compared against other issuers both within and
outside of Sare's core industry and the company's ratings are
believed to be comparable to those of other issuers of similar
credit risk.



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PDVSA: To Sign Guangdong Joint Venture With China National
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China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) will submit a plan to set up
joint venture refinery with Petroleos de Venezuelas SA (PDVSA) in
Guangdong province, Xinhua News reports, citing Jiang Jiemin,
president of CNPC.

According to the report, Mr. Jiang said the refinery will process
20 million tons of crude oil annually, an equivalent of 400,000
barrels per day.  The report relates Mr. Jiang said CNPC will own
51% in the JV and PDVSA will take the rest.

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. -- http://www.pdvsa.com/-- is
Venezuela's state oil company in charge of the development of the
petroleum, petrochemical, and coal industry, as well as planning,
coordinating, supervising, and controlling the operational
activities of its divisions, both in Venezuela and abroad.

                          *     *     *

As of March 16, 2009, Petroleos de Venezuela continues to carry a
'BB-' local currency issuer rating from Moody's Ratings.

The company also continues to carry Standard and Poor's BB- Issuer
Credit Ratings.


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