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           Thursday, August 9, 2012, Vol. 13, No. 158


                            Headlines



A R G E N T I N A

GPAT COMPANIA: Moody's Rates ARS50-Mil. Debt Issuance 'B1'
JM SEOANE CONSTRUCCIONES: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 17
MAXIM SA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 5
PEPI SA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 27


B R A Z I L

INDUSTRIAS METALURGICAS: Trend Cues Fitch to Hold Ratings
WPE INT'L: Fitch Affirms 'B+' Rating on $360MM Sr. Unsec. Notes


C A Y M A N   I S L A N D S

BELMONT LATIN MAERICA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 10
BLUEFIN HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
CAPRICORN INVESTMENT: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 10
DB SEDANKA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 31
DB TWEED: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 31

IRONBOUND ASIA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
IRONBOUND PARTNERS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
IRONBOUND PARTNERS BRAZIL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
IRONBOUND PARTNERS OVERSEAS: Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
UNIFORTUNE MARKET: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30


C H I L E

EMBLEM FINANCE 2: S&P Cuts Rating on Chilean Peso Notes to 'BB+'


M E X I C O

AXTEL SAB: Moody's Downgrades Corporate Family Rating to 'Caa2'


P U E R T O   R I C O

PICHI'S INC: Court Grants Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case


T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O

CARIBBEAN CEMENT: Trinidad Protest Boosts Sales


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GPAT COMPANIA: Moody's Rates ARS50-Mil. Debt Issuance 'B1'
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Moody's Investors Service assigned a B1 global local-currency debt
rating to the expected ninth issuance of GPAT Compania Financiera
(GPAT) Class A, up to the amount of AR$50 million which will be
due in 270 days, and Class B, up to the amount of AR$150 million
which will be due in 18 months. At the same time, Moody's Latin
America assigned Aa2.ar national scale local currency debt rating
to GPAT's issuances.

The following ratings were assigned to GPAT Compania Financiera
S.A.'s issuances:

Class A: AR$50 million senior unsecured debt issuance:

    B1 Global Local Currency Debt Rating

    Aa2.ar Argentina National Scale Local Currency Debt Rating

Class B: AR$150 million senior unsecured debt issuance:

   B1 Global Local Currency Debt Rating

   Aa2.ar Argentina National Scale Local Currency Debt Rating

Ratings Rationale

Moody's explained that the local currency senior unsecured debt
rating derives from GPAT's B1 global local currency issuer rating.
Moody's also noted that seniority was taken into consideration in
the assignment of the debt ratings.

Moody's National Scale Ratings (NSRs) are intended as relative
measures of creditworthiness among debt issues and issuers within
a country, enabling market participants to better differentiate
relative risks. NSRs differ from Moody's global scale ratings in
that they are not globally comparable with the full universe of
Moody's rated entities, but only with NSRs for other rated debt
issues and issuers within the same country. NSRs are designated by
a ".nn" country modifier signifying the relevant country, as in
".mx" for Mexico.

GPAT Compania Financiera S.A. is headquartered in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, and reported Ar$ 1.136 million of total assets and Ar$
249 million of shareholders' equity as of March 31, 2012.


JM SEOANE CONSTRUCCIONES: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 17
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Fernando Agustin Delavault, the court-appointed trustee for JM
Seoane Construcciones Instalaciones SRL's reorganization
proceedings, will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
Sept. 17, 2012.

Mr. Delavault will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports.  The National Commercial Court of First
Instance No. 1 in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk
No. 2, 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:

         Fernando Agustin Delavault
         Av. Belgrano 845
         Argentina


MAXIM SA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 5
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Maria Cristina Rodriguez, the court-appointed trustee for Maxim
SA's bankruptcy proceedings, will be verifying creditors' proofs
of claim until Sept. 5, 2012.

Ms. Rodriguez will present the validated claims in court as
individual reports.  The National Commercial Court of First
Instance No. 24 in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk
No. 47, 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:

         Maria Cristina Rodriguez
         Av. Corrientes 3169
         Argentina


PEPI SA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 27
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Leonor Veiga, the court-appointed trustee for Pepi SA's bankruptcy
proceedings, will be verifying creditors' proofs of claim until
Sept. 27, 2012.

Ms. Veiga will present the validated claims in court as individual
reports.  The National Commercial Court of First Instance No. 15
in Buenos Aires, with the assistance of Clerk No. 29, 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:

         Leonor Veiga
         Bartolome Mitre 1711
         Piso 1, Oficina 10
         Argentina



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INDUSTRIAS METALURGICAS: Trend Cues Fitch to Hold Ratings
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings of Industrias
Metalurgicas Pescarmona S.A.I.C.y F. (IMPSA):

  -- Foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B+';
  -- Local currency IDR at 'B+';
  -- USD225 million senior unsecured notes due 2014, at 'B+/RR4'.

Fitch has also affirmed the following ratings of IMPSA:

  -- National scale IDR at 'AA(arg)';
  -- USD225 million senior unsecured notes due 2014 at 'AA(arg)';
  -- Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 senior unsecured notes at 'AA(arg)'.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

IMPSA's 'B+' ratings reflect the positive trend for the company's
long term business fundamentals due to sustained global demand for
hydro and wind power generating equipment.  They also incorporate
the company's growing business presence in Brazil and its sizeable
backlog, which provides some certainty to the company's cash
generation over the medium term. Balanced against these strengths
are the company's high leverage, aggressive capital expenditure
program and its backlog concentration on a few large projects in
developing countries.  A sudden downturn in key markets would
negatively impact IMPSA's ability to develop new projects.

The company's operations have a significant concentration in
Brazil. For the latest 11 months to March 2012, 53% of revenues
and 37.5% of EBITDA came from Brazil.  The growth of the company's
business in Brazil has reduced IMPSA's exposure to more volatile
markets such as Argentina and has increased its access to multiple
funding sources.  This has reduced concerns about IMPSA's need to
finance its working capital needs in Argentina should trading
conditions in that market deteriorate.  Additionally, it has
enabled the company's foreign currency rating to exceed the 'B'
country ceiling of Argentina.  Going forward, it is expected that
above 50% of IMPSA's total revenues will be generated by its
Brazilian production facilities.

At March 2012, IMPSA's backlog was USD3.9 billion with 78% in wind
manufacturing, 74% in projects with third parties and 45% in
Brazil.  The actual backlog shows an improvement from the USD3.16
billion during January 2011 and USD2.16 billion during January
2010.  Given the long-term production cycle of IMPSA's
developments (usually in the range of four years for hydro and 12-
18 months for wind farms), this backlog level provides some
certainty to the company's cash generation in the medium term.
Existing PPAs also contribute to the company's future revenue
generating ability.  By the second quarter of 2012 (2Q'12), IMPSA
will finish building its second factory in Brazil that will double
IMPSA's Hydro capacity.  Next year, the Recife Wind Factory will
increase its capacity to 500 from 400 generators per year.

IMPSA's backlog concentration remains somewhat high, with five
projects representing 55% of total backlog as of March 2012.  The
main project in the hydro equipment business unit is Belo Monte
(Brazil), whereas main projects in the wind equipment unit are
Arauco IV (Argentina) and Ceara III (Brazil).

The company's free cash flow (FCF) is anticipated to remain
negative during 2012 and 2013 due to capital expenditures and
growing working capital needs.  Investments in the construction of
wind farms are estimated at approximately USD500 million for
fiscal year end (FYE) 2012 and USD625 million for FYE 2013.  Much
of the cash deficit will be funded with non-recourse, project
financing to develop wind farm projects in Brazil.

Fitch expects IMPSA's total recourse debt to latest 12 months
(LTM) EBITDA ratio to remain above 4.0x, and decrease in
accordance with the successful execution of the project backlog
and the cash flow generation of the new energy projects in
operation.  As of March 31, 2012, IMPSA had USD1.279 million of
total debt, of which USD384 million was structured as project
finance.  The total recourse debt-to-EBITDA ratio, estimated
annualizing EBITDA for the 1Q'12, was 4.5x at March 2012 (3.8x at
December 2011).

In 2010, IMPSA underwent a liability management program that
included the creation of WPE International Coorperatief (WPEI).
Between September 2010 and March 2011, WPEI issued USD390 million
notes due in 2020 which comprised 43% of IMPSA's recourse debt at
March 2012.  These notes are irrevocably and unconditionally
guaranteed by IMPSA and WPE (IMPSA's Brazilian subsidiary) on a
senior unsecured basis.  Through these issuances, IMPSA extended
its debt average life to seven years from 2.4 years, as part of
the proceeds were used to repurchase USD188 million out of the
USD225 million notes maturing 2014.  Proceeds were also used to
cancel short term loans and finance CAPEX.

As of March 2012, IMPSA had USD48.4 million of cash and marketable
securities, covering short-term recourse debt by 19%.  The company
is expected to meet its upcoming debt obligations with a mix of
cash from operations and the rollover of existing debt.  IMPSA has
increased Brazilian short term credit lines up to USD200 million
and has issued USD30 million notes in the local capital market in
June 2012.  In December 2011, Santa Catarina Wind Farm (222 MW)
started operations so IMPSA would improve its cash flow coming
from energy revenues or a possible sale of its participation in
this project.

Potential Rating and Outlook Drivers:

The company's ratings could be downgraded or a Negative Outlook
could be assigned if non-recourse financing increases above levels
anticipated by Fitch.  Additionally, any material performance
problems that threaten future projects and cash flow, or a failure
to comply with the terms for the operation of the wind farms (for
which long term PPAs have been signed with Eletrobras and the CCEE
and are financed by BNDES) could also result in a Negative Outlook
or downgrade.


WPE INT'L: Fitch Affirms 'B+' Rating on $360MM Sr. Unsec. Notes
---------------------------------------------------------------
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings of WPE
International Coorperatief (WPEI):

  -- Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B+';
  -- Local Currency IDR at 'B+';
  -- US$390 million Senior Unsecured Notes due 2020, at 'B+/RR4'.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

WPE International Coorperatief (WPEI) is a direct subsidiary of
WPE, which in turn is wholly owned by Industrias Metalurgicas
Pescarmona (IMPSA).  WPEI notes are irrevocably and
unconditionally guaranteed by IMPSA and WPE (IMPSA's Brazilian
subsidiary) on a senior unsecured basis.  The ratings reflect the
creditworthiness of the guarantors.  Fitch rates IMPSA at 'B+',
while WPE is a fully owned subsidiary of IMPSA with strong
operating, strategic and financial ties to its parent company.
The 'B+' IDR assumes all WPEI's future debt issuances would be
fully and unconditionally guaranteed by IMPSA, and will rank pari
passu with IMPSA's senior unsecured debt.

IMPSA's 'B+' ratings reflect the positive trend for the company's
long-term business fundamentals due to sustained global demand for
hydro and wind power generating equipment.  They also incorporate
the company's growing business presence in Brazil and its sizeable
backlog, which provides some certainty to the company's cash
generation over the medium term.  Balanced against these strengths
are the company's high leverage, aggressive capital expenditure
program and its backlog concentration on a few large projects in
developing countries.  A sudden downturn in key markets would
negatively impact IMPSA's ability to develop new projects.

IMPSA's operations have a significant concentration in Brazil.
For the latest 11 months to March 2012, 53% of revenues and 37.5%
of EBITDA came from Brazil.  The growth of the company's business
in Brazil has reduced IMPSA's exposure to more volatile markets
such as Argentina and has increased its access to multiple funding
sources.  This has reduced concerns about IMPSA's need to finance
its working capital needs in Argentina should trading conditions
in that market deteriorate.  Additionally, it has enabled the
company's foreign currency rating to exceed Fitch's 'B' country
ceiling rating for Argentina.  Going forward, it is expected that
over 50% of IMPSA's total revenues will be generated by its
Brazilian production facilities.

At March 2012, IMPSA's backlog was USD3.9 billion, with 78% in
wind manufacturing, 74% in projects with third parties, and 45% in
Brazil.  The actual backlog shows an improvement from the USD3.16
billion during January 2011 and USD2.16 billion during January
2010.  Given the long-term production cycle of IMPSA's
developments (usually in the range of four years for hydro and 12-
18 months for wind farms), this backlog level provides some
certainty to the company's cash generation in the medium term.
Existing power purchase agreements (PPAs) also contribute to the
company's future revenue generating ability. By 2Q'12, IMPSA will
finish building its second factory in Brazil which will double
IMPSA's hydro capacity.  Next year, the Recife Wind Factory will
increase its capacity to 500 from 400 generators per year .

IMPSA's backlog concentration remains somewhat high, with five
projects representing 55% of total backlog as of March 2012.  The
main project in the hydro equipment business unit is Belo Monte
(Brazil), while main projects in the wind equipment unit are
Arauco IV (Argentina) and Ceara III (Brazil).

The company's free cash flow (FCF) is anticipated to remain
negative during 2012 and 2013 due to capital expenditures and
growing working capital needs.  Investments in the construction of
wind farms are estimated at approximately USD500 million for FYE
2012 and USD625 million for FYE 2013. Much of the cash deficit
will be funded with non-recourse, project financing to develop
wind farm projects in Brazil.

Fitch expects IMPSA's total recourse debt to latest 12-month
EBITDA ratio to remain above 4.0x, and decrease in accordance with
the successful execution of the project backlog and the cash flow
generation of the new energy projects in operation.  As of March
31, 2012, IMPSA had USD1.279 million of total debt, of which
USD384 million was structured as project finance.  The total
recourse debt-to-EBITDA ratio, estimated annualizing EBITDA for
the 1Q'12, was 4.5x at March 2012 (3.8x at December 2011).

In 2010, IMPSA undertook a liability management program that
included the creation of WPEI. Between September 2010 and March
2011, WPEI issued USD390 million notes due in 2020, which made up
43% of IMPSA's recourse debt at March 2012.  These notes are
irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed by IMPSA and WPE on a
senior unsecured basis.  Through these issuances, IMPSA extended
its debt average life to seven years from 2.4 years, as part of
the proceeds were used to repurchase USD188 million out of the
USD225 million in notes maturing 2014.  Proceeds were also used to
cancel short-term loans and finance CAPEX.

As of March 2012, IMPSA had USD48.4 million of cash and marketable
securities, covering short-term recourse debt by 19%.  The company
is expected to meet its upcoming debt obligations with a mix of
cash from operations and the rollover of existing debt.  IMPSA has
increased its Brazilian short-term credit lines up to USD200
million and has issued USD30 million in notes in the local capital
market in June 2012.  In December 2011, Santa Catarina Wind Farm
(222 MW) started operations so IMPSA would improve its cash flow
from either energy revenues or a possible sale of its
participation in this project.

Potential Rating and Outlook Drivers:

The company's ratings could be downgraded or a Negative Outlook
could be assigned if non-recourse financing increases above levels
anticipated by Fitch.  Additionally, any material performance
problems that threaten future projects and cash flow, or a failure
to comply with the terms for the operation of the wind farms (for
which long-term PPAs have been signed with Eletrobras and the CCEE
and are financed by BNDES) could also result in a Negative Outlook
or downgrade.



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BELMONT LATIN MAERICA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 10
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The creditors of Belmont Latin Maerica Ltd. are required to file
their proofs of debt by Sept. 10, 2012, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 6, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         Alternative Investment Solutions Ltd.
         P.O. Box 30841 SMB Grand Cayman KY1-1204
         Cayman Islands


BLUEFIN HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Bluefin Holdings Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 16, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         Walkers Corporate Services Limited
         Walker House, 87 Mary Street, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-9005
         Cayman Islands
         c/o Jennifer Chailler
         Telephone: (345) 814 6847


CAPRICORN INVESTMENT: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 10
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The creditors of Capricorn Investment Advisors (Cayman) Ltd. are
required to file their proofs of debt by Sept. 10, 2012, to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 11, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         Mikkel Thorup
         c/o SH Corporate Services
         P.O. Box 61 GT
         Harbour Centre, 4th Floor, George Town
         Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands


DB SEDANKA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 31
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The creditors of DB Sedanka Limited are required to file their
proofs of debt by Aug. 31, 2012, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 2, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         Jeremy Simon Spratt
         KPMG LLP
         8 Salisbury Square
         London
         EC4Y 8BB
         United Kingdom
         c/o Jacqueline Edwards
         Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7311 8563
         Facsimile: +44 (0) 20 7694 3533
         P.O. Box 493 Grand Cayman KY1-1106
         Cayman Islands
         FAO: David Thacker
         Telephone: 345-949-4800
         Facsimile: 345-949-7164


DB TWEED: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 31
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The creditors of DB Tweed Limited are required to file their
proofs of debt by Aug. 31, 2012, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 2, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         Jeremy Simon Spratt
         KPMG LLP
         8 Salisbury Square
         London
         EC4Y 8BB
         United Kingdom
         c/o Jacqueline Edwards
         Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7311 8563
         Facsimile: +44 (0) 20 7694 3533
         P.O. Box 493 Grand Cayman KY1-1106
         Cayman Islands
         FAO: David Thacker
         Telephone: 345-949-4800
         Facsimile: 345-949-7164


IRONBOUND ASIA: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Ironbound Asia Overseas Ltd. are required to file
their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 16, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


IRONBOUND PARTNERS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Ironbound Partners Brazil Overseas Ltd. are
required to file their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 16, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


IRONBOUND PARTNERS BRAZIL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Ironbound Partners Brazil Onshore Ltd. are
required to file their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 16, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


IRONBOUND PARTNERS OVERSEAS: Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Ironbound Partners Overseas Ltd. are required to
file their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 16, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


UNIFORTUNE MARKET: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 30
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The creditors of Unifortune Market Neutral Fund Ltd. are required
to file their proofs of debt by Aug. 30, 2012, to be included in
the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 13, 2012.

The company's liquidator is:

         DMS Corporate Services Ltd.
         c/o Bernadette Bailey-Lewis
         Telephone: (345) 946 7665
         Facsimile: (345) 946 7666
         dms House, 2nd Floor
         P.O. Box 1344 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands



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EMBLEM FINANCE 2: S&P Cuts Rating on Chilean Peso Notes to 'BB+'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its rating on Emblem
Finance Co. No. 2 Ltd.'s Chilean peso 5,660,085,600 inflation-
adjusted notes series 5 to 'BB+ (sf)' from 'BBB- (sf)' and removed
the rating from CreditWatch with negative implications, where it
was placed May 3, 2012.

"The certificate issuance is an emerging market synthetic
structured financing with a first-to-default structure that is
credit-linked to Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona S.A. (La
Caixa; BB+/Negative/B), the reference entity. In addition, the
transaction includes collateral in the form of peso-denominated
and inflation-adjusted Chilean sovereign bonds (the underlying
collateral; 'AA') and a swap guaranteed by JPMorgan Chase Bank
N.A. (A+/Negative/A-1). The rating on the underlying collateral is
commensurate with the 'AA' local currency issuer credit rating on
the Republic of Chile," S&P said.

"The rating action follows the Aug. 3, 2012, downgrade of La Caixa
to 'BB+' from 'BBB-', and our removal of the rating from
CreditWatch negative," S&P said.

"If a credit event occurs regarding La Caixa, investors will
receive a cash settlement amount in U.S. dollars, which will be
calculated according to the reference obligation's market value
adjusted by the amount of liquidation proceeds realized from the
collateral," S&P said.

"The notes do not represent La Caixa's direct or contingent
financial obligations. This transaction is linked only to La
Caixa's credit risk. La Caixa did not issue the notes, and has no
obligation toward the parties involved in this deal," S&P said.

"We will continue to surveil the rating on this asset-backed
transaction and revise the rating as necessary to reflect any
changes in the transaction's underlying credit quality," S&P said.



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AXTEL SAB: Moody's Downgrades Corporate Family Rating to 'Caa2'
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Moody's Investors Service downgraded Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V.
(Axtel)'s corporate family rating to Caa2 from Caa1 given the
company's higher probability of default due to its tight liquidity
position and weak operating performance. Simultaneously, Moody's
affirmed Axtel's global notes at Caa2. The ratings outlook remains
negative.

Ratings affected:

- Axtel's corporate family rating: Downgraded to Caa2 from Caa1

- US$275 million of 7.625% Guaranteed Senior Unsecured Global
   Notes due 2017: Affirmed at Caa2

- US$490 million of 9% Guaranteed Senior Unsecured Global Notes
   due 2019: Affirmed at Caa2

- Outlook: Negative

Ratings Rationale

Moody's downgrade of Axtel's corporate family rating to Caa2 from
Caa1 reflects the company's higher probability of default given
its tight liquidity position and weak operating performance. The
low level of cash on hand as of June 30, 2012 at MXN694 million
casts doubt on the company's ability face upcoming cash outflows,
consisting mainly of working capital needs as well as about
MXN450 million of semiannual interest payments, due on
August/September and February/March on the rated notes. While
earnings and cash flow have been impacted by declining revenues
from long distance services, working capital needs have been above
trend mostly due to slow collection of receivables from certain
government entities.

The US$40 million in available committed revolving credit
facilities provide limited cushion to fund an eventual larger
level of working capital. Also, access to US$20 million of the
total committed facility is restricted to Axtel keeping
debt/EBITDA lower than 3.25 times, which may prove difficult to
comply with given the negative pressures on margins and FX risk.
The company has recently renegotiated the financial covenants
related to its credit facilities to allow for higher leverage.
Sale of certain assets and equity infusion could be external
sources of cash, as pointed by management in its 2Q12 earnings
call.

Axtel's debt maturity profile is comfortable as 88% of the company
debt matures in 2017 or thereafter. However, cross-default clause
in the notes indentures allow for acceleration of payment if Axtel
fails to pay any owed amount over US$20 million.

The ratings on the notes were maintained at Caa2 given the absence
of structural subordination in the company's different types of
debt. According to the Mexican bankruptcy law, suppliers credit
have no particular priority vis-a-vis other creditors. In
addition, while the syndicated facility is secured by collection
right on selected accounts receivable, this type of debt
represents only 7% of Axtel's total debt.

Uncertainty remains about Axtel's ability to significantly and
sustainably revert past weak operating results. Moody's believes
that, in the medium to long term, continued negative pressure on
revenues and margins due to tough competitive environment in all
of the company's business segments mostly from wireless service
providers and cable TV companies will keep placing pressure on
revenues margins, working capital, and capex. In addition, since
the end of 2011 Axtel operating performance has been negatively
impacted by a decline in international long distance tariffs, and
the consequence of increased competition from broadband services,
a trend that is expected to continue in the future. The company
posted adjusted EBITDA margin of 35.8% for the last twelve months
ended June 30, 2012 compared to 38% as of December 31, 2011.

Axtel's Caa2 ratings reflect the company's weak liquidity and
operating performance, tight maintenance leverage covenant, small
revenue size, negative free cash flow generation and deteriorated
credit metrics. In addition, the ratings reflect the operating
challenges arising from strong competition from incumbent Telmex
(A3 stable) and rising availability of broadband and telecom
services by cable TV operators as well as ongoing wireless
substitution. Somewhat mitigating these credit negatives is
Axtel's greater network investments over the last couple of years.

The negative rating outlook reflects Moody's view that Axtel's
liquidity will remain under pressure as its cash flow is impacted
by the need to invest in its operations and network to at least
maintain its market share.

Should Axtel's liquidity position weaken further from modest
operating results and continued negative free cash flow generation
or should the FX rate of the Mexican peso against the U.S. dollar
increase further, its ratings could undergo further negative
rating actions. Moody's will continue to closely monitor the
company's interest coverage ratio, as measured by EBITDA minus
capex to interest expense, and debt/EBITDA ratio. An
underperformance of Axtel's business that does not allow for an
improvement in interest coverage from current low levels or that
drive adjusted debt/EBITDA above 4 times for an extended period of
time would also pressure the ratings. The ratings would also
likely be downgraded in case of a covenant default which is not
cured immediately or due to a rising probability of debt reduction
or exchange, potentially under distressed terms, which could be
deemed as a default by Moody's.

Given the current situation, Moody's does not foresee positive
rating action in the near term. However, a positive rating action
would be possible if there is material improvement to the
liquidity picture due to assets sale or equity injection or if
there is a material improvement in the company's core operations
leading to consistent positive free cash flow generation.

The principal methodology used in rating Axtel was the Global
Telecommunications Industry Methodology published in December
2010.

Based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Axtel is a competitive
local telephone company providing bundled products including
voice, data and Internet services to business and residential
users within Mexico. Axtel is the second largest fixed line
telecom in Mexico. During the last twelve months ended in June 30,
2012, the company's revenues reached USD 808 million with a 35.8%
adjusted EBITDA margin.



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PICHI'S INC: Court Grants Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case
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The Hon. Edward A. Godoy of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Puerto Rico has dismissed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy
case of Pichi's Inc.

On March 14, 2012, the Debtor asked the Court to dismiss its case,
saying that it will be unable to reorganize under Chapter 11.  Its
assets are substantially encumbered in favor of Banco Popular de
Puerto Rico, as reflected by the Debtor's schedules.  The Debtor's
monthly operating reports reveal that it is operating at a loss.
The operation of the Debtor's casino is to be affected by
different motions filed by the owners of the gaming machines
directed to their recovery due to the Debtor's inability to pay
amounts required by the leases.

The Debtor attempted to obtain post-petition financing, as well as
explored the selling of its assets to interested parties, in order
to structure a plan, to no avail.

On June 14, 2012, BPPR, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, and Bally
Gaming, Inc., joined the Debtor in its plea to dismiss the case.

The Debtor and its guarantors have consented to BPPR foreclosing
on all of collateral and the immediate appointment of an
administrator to run the Debtor's operations.  Bally agreed to
transfer to the Debtor certain assets which include 52 slot
machines and the marketing and operating system for the Debtor's
casino.  The purchase price for the assets will be $800,000,
payable in equal monthly payments during a period of 24 months by
the Debtor, through BPPR's appointed administrator, and guaranteed
by BPPR.  With the second monthly payment, the Debtor, through
BPPR's appointed administrator, will pay an additional $25,000 to
Bally to be deducted from the agreed upon purchase price.  The
first payment will be due when the conditions precedent have
occurred.  BPPR will have the right to cure any default, at its
discretion, of the Debtor under the agreement with Bally for the
purchase of the assets.

                       About Pichi's Inc.

Pichi's Inc. owns and operates the Best Western Pichi's Hotel in
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.  Pichi's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
(Bankr. D. P.R. Case No. 11-06583) on Aug. 3, 2011.  Judge Mildred
Caban Flores initially presided over the case, which has recently
been reassigned to the Hon. Edward A. Godoy.  Charles A. Cuprill,
Esq., at Charles A. Cuprill, P.S.C., Law Offices, in San Juan,
Puerto Rico, serves as the Debtor's bankruptcy counsel.  CPA Luis
R. Carrasquillo & Co., P.S.C., serves as financial consultants.
The petition was signed by Luis A. Emmanuelli Gonzalez, president.
In its schedules, the Debtor disclosed $31,402,359 in assets and
$36,619,020 in liabilities.

Luis C. Marini, Esq., and Ubaldo M. Fernandez, Esq., at O'Neill &
Borges, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, represents Banco Popular de
Puerto Rico as counsel.



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CARIBBEAN CEMENT: Trinidad Protest Boosts Sales
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Jamaica Gleaner reports that directors of the Caribbean Cement
Company described the outlook of the local cement operation as
challenging, despite finalizing what they say was a relatively
large contract and cutting its losses by some 40% to $578.1
million for its June second quarter 2012.

"The directors consider that the outlook will remain challenging,
despite some recent positive indicators of growth in the domestic
market for cement and plans for expansion into more lucrative
export markets," Brian Young, chairman, and Dr. Rollin Bertrand,
group chief executive officer in a joint statement which
accompanied the financials, according to Jamaica Gleaner.

The report notes that the group revealed that it is currently
negotiating the supply of a "relatively large" amount of cement to
a new customer under a three-year contract.

"That contract will make a significant contribution to the group's
forecasted turnover and net cash flow over the contract period,"
said the directors, who added that the group was also pursuing a
strategic initiative with a regional cement producer, which would
provide an opportunity for increased sales, Jamaica Gleaner says.

The report discloses that the company's management said that
operationally some of the challenges were addressed and total
sales jumped 22% over the review period to $2.4 billion.  The
increase in sales resulted from supplying its parent plant,
Trinidad Cement Limited, with stock following a strike in that
country, the report adds.

                      About Caribbean Cement

Caribbean Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Aug. 18, 2011, Caribbean Cement Company Limited has incurred a
JM$608.08 million loss in the three months ended April to June
2011 from JM$217.95 million loss in the same period last year.
The company incurred JM$857.56 million loss in the six months
ended January to June 2011 from a JM$213.40 million in the same
period 2010.  Caribbean Cement posted a JM$1.58 billion loss in
the year ended 2010.



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Monday's edition of the TCR-LA delivers a list of indicative
prices for bond issues that reportedly trade well below par.
Prices are obtained by TCR-LA editors from a variety of outside
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Tuesday's edition of the TCR-LA features a list of companies with
insolvent balance sheets obtained by our editors based on the
latest balance sheets publicly available a day prior to
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