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           Friday, March 15, 2013, Vol. 14, No. 53


                            Headlines



C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

AGLLEON STRATEGIC: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
CAFFEBENE CHINA: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
CAFFEBENE GLOBAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
GALLEON EXPLORERS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
GENPOWER CARBON: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up

GMFF CERES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
GMFF GYES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
GMFF PEGASUS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
GMFF VULCAN: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
IRONSIDES LIMITED: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up

M & D INC: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
NASH PROPERTIES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
PRS GLOBAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
PSAM WORLDARB: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
RAMIUS ALTERNATIVE: Commences Liquidation Proceedings

REAL ESTATE: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
RP ASSET: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
RP CA HOLDINGS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
ZLP INVESTMENTS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
ZLP INVESTMENTS MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings


M A R S H A L   I S L A N D S

DEEP WATER: S&P Affirms 'B' Corp. Credit Rating; Outlook Negative


H O N D U R A S

* HONDURAS: Moody's Assigns B2 Rating to US$500-Mil. Bond Issue


M E X I C O

FINANCIERA INDEPENDENCIA: Fitch Affirms Long-Term IDRs at 'BB-'
BANCO MERCANTIL: Moody's Affirms Ba1 Rating on Junior Debt
BANCO MERCANTIL: Moody's Outlook on Ba1-Rated Debt is Negative


P U E R T O   R I C O

ADVANCED COMPUTER: Plan Filing Deadline Extended to April 30


T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O

PETROTRIN: Over 2,000 Employees on Strike


U R U G U A Y

* URUGUAY: Gets US$550MM IDB Loan to Increase Investment


X X X X X X X X

* Fitch Reports Net Negative Sovereign Rating Actions in 2012
* Wilk Auslander Among Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Nominees




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C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S
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AGLLEON STRATEGIC: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the sole shareholder of Aglleon Strategic Fund,
Ltd. resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

The company's liquidator is:

         Delta FS Limited
         c/o Jyoti Choi
         Telephone: +1 (345) 743 6627
         P.O. Box 11820 Grand Cayman
         Cayman Islands


CAFFEBENE CHINA: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 3, 2012, the shareholders of Caffebene China Ltd resolved
to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 22, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Jae-Hee Lim
         Trade Center ASEM Tower 704
         Samseong l-dong
         Gangnam-gu, Seoul
         Korea
         Telephone: +8 (223) 438 6858
         Facsimile: +8 (226) 001 1057


CAFFEBENE GLOBAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 3, 2012, the shareholders of Caffebene Global Holdings
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 22, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Jae-Hee Lim
         Trade Center ASEM Tower 704
         Samseong l-dong
         Gangnam-gu, Seoul
         Korea
         Telephone: +8 (223) 438 6858
         Facsimile: +8 (226) 001 1057


GALLEON EXPLORERS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the shareholders of Galleon Explorers Offshore,
Ltd. resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

The company's liquidator is:

         Delta FS Limited
         c/o Jyoti Choi
         Telephone: +1 (345) 743 6627
         P.O. Box 11820 Grand Cayman
         Cayman Islands


GENPOWER CARBON: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the sole member of Genpower Carbon Solutions GP,
Ltd. resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 23, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Gene Dacosta
         c/o Noel Webb
         Telephone: (345) 814 7394
         Facsimile: (345) 945 3902
         P.O. Box 2681 Grand Cayman KY1-1111
         Cayman Islands


GMFF CERES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole shareholder of GMFF Ceres Fund resolved
to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ogier
         c/o Jo-Anne Maher
         Telephone: (345) 815 1762
         Facsimile: (345) 949 9877
         89 Nexus Way Camana Bay
         Grand Cayman KY1-9007
         Cayman Islands


GMFF GYES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole shareholder of GMFF GYES Fund resolved
to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ogier
         c/o Jo-Anne Maher
         Telephone: (345) 815 1762
         Facsimile: (345) 949 9877
         89 Nexus Way Camana Bay
         Grand Cayman KY1-9007
         Cayman Islands


GMFF PEGASUS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
--------------------------------------------
On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole shareholder of GMFF Pegasus Fund
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ogier
         c/o Jo-Anne Maher
         Telephone: (345) 815 1762
         Facsimile: (345) 949 9877
         89 Nexus Way Camana Bay
         Grand Cayman KY1-9007
         Cayman Islands


GMFF VULCAN: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole shareholder of GMFF Vulcan Fund
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ogier
         c/o Jo-Anne Maher
         Telephone: (345) 815 1762
         Facsimile: (345) 949 9877
         89 Nexus Way Camana Bay
         Grand Cayman KY1-9007
         Cayman Islands


IRONSIDES LIMITED: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole member of Ironsides Limited resolved to
voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 23, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Gene Dacosta
         c/o Noel Webb
         Telephone: (345) 814 7394
         Facsimile: (345) 945 3902
         P.O. Box 2681 Grand Cayman KY1-1111
         Cayman Islands


M & D INC: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Oct. 10, 2012, the sole shareholder of M & D Inc. Ltd. resolved
to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 22, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Wendy Cutri
         280 Soledad Place
         Coronado, CA 92118
         USA
         Telephone: +1 (619) 4358 2602


NASH PROPERTIES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Nov. 26, 2012, the sole shareholder of Nash Properties Ltd.
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Collin Walwyn
         Jirehouse Management Nevis Limited
         No. 9 Springates, Government Rd.
         P.O. Box 156
         Charlestown, Nevis, WI
         Telephone: +1 (869) 469 4462
         Facsimile: +1 (869) 469 4463


PRS GLOBAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the sole shareholder of The PRS Global
Investments Fund resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's
operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ogier
         c/o Michael Lubin
         Telephone: (345) 815 1793
         Facsimile: (345) 949 9877
         89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay
         Grand Cayman KY1-9007
         Cayman Islands


PSAM WORLDARB: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
---------------------------------------------
On Dec. 20, 2012, the sole shareholder of PSAM Worldarb SRI Fund
Limited resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Appleby Trust (Cayman) Ltd.
         Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
         PO Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
         Cayman Islands


RAMIUS ALTERNATIVE: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the sole shareholder of Ramius Alternative
Replication Fund Ltd. resolved to voluntarily liquidate the
company's business.

The company's liquidator is:

         Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC
         c/o Sharon Gnessin
         599 Lexington Avenue, 19th Floor
         New York
         New York 10022 United States of America
         Telephone: +1 (646) 562 1702


REAL ESTATE: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 21, 2012, the sole shareholder of Real Estate Property
Limited resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 4, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Kiyohiko Ide
         Kamiyacho Central Place, 6th Floor
         4-3-13 Toranomon, Minato-ku
         Tokyo 105-0001
         Japan


RP ASSET: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 19, 2012, the sole member of RP Asset Manager Holding Co.
Cayman Islands Limited resolved to voluntarily wind up the
company's operations.

The company's liquidator is:

         Gavin Lowe
         Turners Management Ltd.
         Strathvale House, 90 North Church Street
         PO Box 2636 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands
         Telephone: +1 (345) 814 0712


RP CA HOLDINGS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Dec. 18, 2012, the sole member of RP CA Holdings Limited
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

The company's liquidator is:

         Gavin Lowe
         Turners Management Ltd.
         Strathvale House, 90 North Church Street
         PO Box 2636 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
         Cayman Islands
         Telephone: +1 (345) 814 0712


ZLP INVESTMENTS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Dec. 20, 2012, the shareholders of ZLP Investments, Ltd.
resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Michael Penner
         c/o Rachel Williams
         Deloitte & Touche
         Citrus Grove Building, 4th Floor
         Goring Avenue, George Town KY1-1109
         Cayman Islands
         Telephone: +1 (345) 814 3302
         Facsimile: +1 (345) 949 8258


ZLP INVESTMENTS MASTER: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
---------------------------------------------------------
On Dec. 19, 2012, the shareholders of ZLP Investments Master Fund,
Ltd. resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

Only creditors who were able to file their proofs of debt by
Jan. 21, 2013, will be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

         Michael Penner
         c/o Rachel Williams
         Deloitte & Touche
         Citrus Grove Building, 4th Floor
         Goring Avenue, George Town KY1-1109
         Cayman Islands
         Telephone: +1 (345) 814 3302
         Facsimile: +1 (345) 949 8258
         E-mail: rachelwilliams@deloitte.com


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DEEP WATER: S&P Affirms 'B' Corp. Credit Rating; Outlook Negative
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B' long-term
corporate credit rating on Marshal Islands-domiciled ultra-deep
water driller Ocean Rig UDW Inc.  The outlook is negative.

S&P also affirmed its 'CCC+' ratings on Ocean Rig's senior
unsecured debt and S&P's 'B' ratings on the senior secured debt.
The recovery ratings of '6' (estimate of 0%-10% recovery) on the
unsecured debt, and '3' (50%-70%) on the secured debt, were
affirmed.

At the same time, S&P removed all the ratings from CreditWatch,
where they were placed with negative implications on Dec. 6, 2012.

The rating actions reflect S&P's view that Ocean Rig's liquidity
has improved after receiving a $1.35 billion credit facility to
finance three drill ships in 2013, but S&P still views it as less
than adequate.  S&P foresees low single-digit headroom under
financial covenants attached to the company's debt in the first
half of this year.  And, under S&P's base-case scenario, it
assumes there will be no headroom under a leverage covenant until
after the second quarter.

"Furthermore, in our opinion Ocean Rig's operating performance in
2012 was poor, and substantially weaker than we had expected.
Although we anticipate a gradual improvement this year, this
continues to weigh on the rating.  We now forecast EBITDA of $500
million-$550 million in 2013, after $355 million last year, and
$850 million-$900 million in 2014.  The bulk of the improvement
will likely come from new rigs to be delivered in the second half
of 2013, and contracts with higher day rates.  We estimate free
operating cash flow at negative $1 billion-$1.1 billion in 2013,
owing to the purchase of the three new vessels, but don't believe
a cash dividend is likely this year," S&P said.

"Although we saw an improvement in Ocean Rig's business risk
profile over 2012, it remains weak in our opinion.  With the new
vessels, the company will have a more diverse fleet of nine ultra-
deep drillships by the end of this year.  Also, Ocean Rig has
signed several large contracts at attractive rates (more than
$600,000 per day), and we foresee industry conditions remaining
positive over the next one to two years.  We are mindful, however,
that the favorable operating conditions could also lead to excess
capacity in the industry after 2015," S&P added.

"We assess Ocean Rig's management and governance as weak, mainly
owing to the company's weak operating performance in 2012, amid
certain related-party transactions.  In particular, we note the
weakening performance and liquidity of DryShips Inc., Ocean Rig's
main shareholder.  We are aware of certain factors that, to some
degree, ring-fence Ocean Rig from its weaker shareholder.
Nevertheless, the risk of a default of DryShips, and the possible
impact on Ocean Rig, will likely continue to weigh on our
assessment of Ocean Rig's creditworthiness," S&P noted.

Ocean Rig's credit ratios are low for the ratings.  Funds from
operations (FFO) to debt is below 10% and debt to EBITDA above 7x,
and likely to stay at these levels in 2013.  But S&P recognizes
that debt will peak in the fourth quarter, owing to payment for
the new rigs.  With all rigs in operation, S&P expects a vast
improvement in 2014, with FFO to debt and debt to EBITDA
approaching 15% and below 5x respectively.

The negative outlook reflects S&P's concerns regarding the
company's limited covenant headroom in the first half of this
year, weak operating performance, and its majority shareholder's
financial profile.

This downside scenario relates mainly to liquidity issues.
Although Ocean Rig has now confirmed funding for the new rigs it
has ordered, S&P still anticipates it having difficulty meeting
its financial covenants over the next six months.  If S&P believed
that Ocean Rig would likely breach these covenants, S&P could take
a negative rating action.  Likewise, inability to improve
profitability in line with S&P's forecasts would lead to rating
pressure.  S&P continues to monitor developments at DryShips and
the possible implications for Ocean Rig.

S&P views ratings upside as limited at this stage.  However, given
Ocean Rig's modern and advanced fleet, its liquidity and credit
ratios could improve on the back of better operating performance
and as new rigs start operating.  S&P might consider an upgrade if
the adjusted FFO-to-debt ratio reached 20% or higher on a
sustainable basis.  With the current debt amortization profile,
this could happen after 2015 if industry conditions remain
favorable.  A positive rating action would also likely depend on
there being no further weakening of DryShips' creditworthiness.


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H O N D U R A S
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* HONDURAS: Moody's Assigns B2 Rating to US$500-Mil. Bond Issue
---------------------------------------------------------------
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a B2 rating to the $500
million bond issued by the government of Honduras, maturing on
March 15, 2024. The rating matches the B2 sovereign rating of
Honduras, whose outlook was revised to negative from stable on
February 26, 2013.

The negative outlook reflects Moody's concerns about (1) the
deterioration of the government accounts in 2012 and the low
likelihood of significant fiscal consolidation in 2013, given that
it is an election year, and (2) a weakening of the external
accounts, including a widening current account deficit, which is
only partially covered by FDI.

Consideration of a stable outlook would require clear evidence of
a return to a path of fiscal consolidation, as well as material
improvement in the external accounts. Alternatively, the rating
could be downgraded in the event of a continued and marked
deterioration of fiscal and/or external finances.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Sovereign Bond
Ratings published on 9-Sep-2008.


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FINANCIERA INDEPENDENCIA: Fitch Affirms Long-Term IDRs at 'BB-'
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Financiera Independencia's long-term
foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BB-'.
In addition, Fitch has affirmed Findep's national scale ratings at
'AA-(mex)' and 'F2(mex)'. The Rating Outlook is Stable.
Key Rating Drivers

The affirmation of Findep's ratings reflects its strong franchise
in the consumer finance sector and its adequate business scale, as
well as its reasonable funding and well managed liquidity profile.
Recent strategic changes on underwriting and collection processes,
portfolio clean-up, and loan loss reserves enhancement are also
considered as positive key rating drivers.

However, Findep's ratings remain constrained by the delayed
capital reconstitution (tangible equity to tangible assets ratio
year-end 2012 [YE12]: 12.9%, slightly below than YE11), given that
Findep has not yet compensated the goodwill generated from the
acquisitions of Apoyo Economico (AEF) and Finsol, since its recent
financial performance has remained poor due to high credit costs
(loan impairment charges) and weakening efficiency. Earnings in
2012 were particularly affected by a non-recurring loan portfolio
clean-up and smaller business volumes driven by the review of its
business model towards less risky segments of its clientele.

The affirmation of Findep's ratings also consider Fitch's
expectation that recent changes in operational standards will
result in certain profitability recovery over the near future, but
not to pre-crisis levels, given the persistence of fiercer
competition and more stringent loan loss reserves practices.
Consequently, tangible capital ratios may only recover gradually
and converge towards 20% over the next three years.

Rating Sensitivities

Findep's ratings could be downgraded if the company fails to
improve its financial performance in the near future, following
the completion of the aforementioned review of its business model.
Negative pressure would arise if the loan charge-off ratio remains
above 20%, loan loss reserves coverage falls below 100%, operating
profits are lower than 2% of average assets, and/or if the
tangible equity to tangible assets ratio falls below 12%. Also, a
downgrade could arise if the currently weak financial condition
materially affects its funding profile. In turn, Fitch considers
the upside potential for FINDEP's ratings to be limited over the
next 12 to 24 months.
Credit Profile

Findep is well recognized as one of the main companies in the
unsecured personal lending sector, having expanded its
geographical presence in 2011, through the acquisition of Apoyo
Economico Familiar or AEF, another well-known player for personal
loans, and by diversifying its product base following the 2010
purchase of Finsol, the second national leader in microfinance
group-based lending.

Findep's bank facilities are sourced from different entities at
comfortable terms and tenors, with relatively ample available
credit lines for projected growth. In addition, the company has
continuously accessed the local, and more recently the global debt
market. The high turnover of its loan portfolio represents its
major source of liquidity, but the entity faces challenges to roll
over its debt maturities under terms that do not stress in the
future positive liquidity gaps (already compressed by the
increased competition).

The personal unsecured loan market has been affected by local and
less formal competitors that do not report to credit bureau and
offer lower interest rates, leading to a highly indebted market.
Those conditions, coupled with Findep's massive lending model,
have resulted in increasing loan impairments. Since the second
half of 2012, the entity has enhanced underwriting and collection
processes, while reducing credit approvals and portfolio size,
which is driving early and gradual improvements in key asset
quality figures.

At the end of 2012, Findep decided to clean-up its portfolio,
recording one time provisions for about MX$175 million and
writing-off MX$300 million of impaired loans. New operating
standards have improved portfolio delinquency and impaired loans
are now reserved over 100%. Fitch expects that recent actions may
continue stabilizing its loan impairment charges.

A confluence of negative factors have constrained returns since
2010: higher funding costs, impairment charges, and weaker
efficiency ratios, most of them associated to the recent
acquisitions. Earnings in 2011 and 2012 were additionally affected
by tight competition, resulting in net losses (YE12 ROA: -1.1%,
ROE: -3.9%).

Fitch has affirmed these ratings:

Findep:
-- Long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'BB-';
-- Short-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'B';
-- US$200 million senior unsecured notes at 'BB-';
-- National-scale long-term rating at 'A-(mex)';
-- National-scale short-term rating at 'F2(mex)';
-- National-scale long-term rating for local issues of senior
    unsecured debt at 'A-(mex)'.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.


BANCO MERCANTIL: Moody's Affirms Ba1 Rating on Junior Debt
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Moody's Investors Service affirmed all of Banco Mercantil del
Norte, S.A.'s global foreign currency subordinated and junior
subordinated debt ratings and maintained a negative outlook. The
following ratings on Banorte were affirmed: Baa3 (hyb) long-term
global foreign currency subordinated debt and Ba1 (hyb) long-term
global foreign currency junior subordinated debt ratings. The
outlook on these ratings remains negative.

At the same time, Moody's affirmed the A3 global foreign currency
senior debt rating of Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A. (Cayman
Islands). The outlook on this rating is negative.

The following ratings were affirmed with negative outlook

Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A.

- Global foreign currency subordinated debt rating of Baa3 (hyb),
negative outlook

- Global foreign currency junior subordinated debt rating of Ba1
(hyb), negative outlook

Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A. (Cayman Islands)

- Global foreign currency senior debt rating of A3, negative
outlook

Ratings Rationale:

Moody's continuation of the negative outlook on Banorte's ratings
reflects ongoing uncertainty regarding the bank's financial
performance as the bank is asked to support the servicing of its
holding company Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B.'s (GFNorte)
bridge loan, taken on to finance the bank's acquisition of
Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro Bancomer, S.A. de C.V.
(Afore Bancomer). It is still unclear how or when the holding will
ultimately repay the sizable $800 million of new debt it has
contracted.

Moody's acknowledges that the downstreaming of resources from
GFNorte to replenish the bank's capital supports the $700 million
in goodwill generated by the acquisition of Afore Bancomer.

However, as the debt remains on the group's balance sheet and
given that Banorte is the largest earnings and cash generator of
the group, it represents a potential drain on the bank's capital
resources particularly if the group seeks to upstream additional
dividends to the holding in order to service the debt. Moody's
also noted that although a number of alternatives may be available
to GFNorte to repay its debt and strengthen its capital adequacy,
i.e. through a future public offering of shares, these are
contingent upon market conditions and are subject to strategic
decisions not yet taken or disclosed, which adds uncertainty to
the group's future capital adequacy and cash flow.

Banorte has historically presented a weaker capital profile
relative to large Mexican bank peers' as suggested by a lower
share of high-quality Tier-1 capital. In this context, despite the
downstreaming of the bridge loan by GFNorte to the bank, the
acquisition of Afore Bancomer and the bank's high industry and
single borrower credit concentrations bring additional pressure to
Banorte's capital adequacy and may challenge the bank's growth
strategy as it expands to more capital-consuming assets such as
consumer loans.

Sub-Sovereign Sector Exposure

The negative outlook on Banorte's ratings also reflects the bank's
large and growing exposure to Mexico's sub-sovereign sector, and
particularly its high single borrower credit concentrations with
local governments relative to capital and earnings. The majority
of the bank's exposure to the 20 largest borrowers is comprised of
large loans to Mexican states, which account for more than 1.3
times Tier 1 capital and 3.4 times core earnings, according to
Moody's estimates. Moreover, the five largest single loans to
local governments represent 82% of the bank's Tier 1 capital.
These high credit concentrations to a single sector point to weak
loan granularity and risk diversification.

Moody's also indicated that the future viability of Banorte's
business with local governments, which currently represents one
fifth of total loans and contributes a good share of total loan
revenues is being threatened by potential new legislation and
regulatory changes currently under discussion. This is critical to
Banorte to the extent that business with local governments
represents one of the major cornerstones of the bank's current and
future growth strategy. Such potential changes in the regulatory
front include: (i) new norms limiting concentrated exposures to
sub-sovereign entities, including those backed by federal tax
transfers; ii) new legislation that contemplates restricting the
borrowing and spending activities of states and municipalities,
and iii) the possibility of direct guarantees by the federal
government being proffered to states and municipalities that could
influence the pricing and hence the profit dynamics of banks
lending to this segment, including Banorte.

Affirmation Of Standalone And Deposit Ratings

In affirming the standalone C-/baa2 ratings, Moody's cited
Banorte's strong franchise value supported by important market
shares and recurrent earnings power.

Banorte's A3 deposit rating incorporates two notches of uplift
from the baa2 standalone credit assessment because of Moody's
assessment of a high probability of systemic support from the
Mexican government in a stress situation given the bank's
importance as a leading deposit-taker and lender in the Mexican
market.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Moody's
Consolidated Global Bank Rating Methodology published in June
2012. The date of the last Credit Rating Action on Banorte was on
5 March 2013 when Moody's concluded the review of Mexican banks'
subordinated debt ratings.

Banorte is headquartered in Mexico City. As of December 31, 2012,
the bank reported MXP604 billion in assets.


BANCO MERCANTIL: Moody's Outlook on Ba1-Rated Debt is Negative
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Moody's de Mexico affirmed all of Banco Mercantil del Norte,
S.A.'s ratings and maintained a negative outlook. The following
ratings on Banorte were affirmed: C- standalone bank financial
strength rating and A3 long-term global local currency deposit
rating. Banorte's standalone C- BFSR maps to a baa2 standalone
baseline credit assessment (BCA). Moody's also affirmed the Baa3
long-term subordinated debt and Ba1 junior subordinated debt
ratings. The outlook on all these ratings remains negative.

At the same time, Moody's affirmed the A3 global local currency
issuer ratings of Arrendadora y Factor Banorte, S.A. as well as
the A3 issuer rating of Casa de Bolsa Banorte, S.A. The outlook on
these ratings is negative.

The Mexican National Scale ratings of all these related issuers
were not affected by this action. The ratings of Ixe Banco, S.A.
and Casa de Bolsa Banorte Ixe, S.A. were not affected by this
action either.

The following ratings were affirmed with negative outlook

Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A.

- Bank financial strength rating (BFSR) of C-, negative outlook

- Long-term global local currency deposits of A3, negative outlook

- Global local currency subordinated debt of Baa3, negative
outlook

- Global local currency subordinated debt program of (P) Baa3

- Global local currency junior subordinated debt of Ba1 (hyb),
negative outlook

- Global local currency junior subordinated debt program of (P)
Ba1

- Mexican National Scale subordinated debt of Aa2.mx, negative
outlook

- Mexican National Scale subordinated debt program of Aa2.mx

- Mexican National Scale junior subordinated debt of Aa3.mx (hyb),
negative outlook

Arrendadora y Factor Banorte, S.A.

- Global local currency issuer of A3, negative outlook

- Global local currency senior debt program of (P) A3

Casa de Bolsa Banorte, S.A.

- Global local currency issuer rating of A3, negative outlook

Ratings Rationale:

Moody's continuation of the negative outlook on Banorte's ratings
reflects ongoing uncertainty regarding the bank's financial
performance as the bank is asked to support the servicing of its
holding company Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B.'s (GFNorte)
bridge loan, taken on to finance the bank's acquisition of
Administradora de Fondos para el Retiro Bancomer, S.A. de C.V.
(Afore Bancomer). It is still unclear how or when the holding will
ultimately repay the sizable $800 million of new debt it has
contracted.

Moody's acknowledges that the downstreaming of resources from
GFNorte to replenish the bank's capital supports the $700 million
in goodwill generated by the acquisition of Afore Bancomer.

However, as the debt remains on the group's balance sheet and
given that Banorte is the largest earnings and cash generator of
the group, it represents a potential drain on the bank's capital
resources particularly if the group seeks to upstream additional
dividends to the holding in order to service the debt. Moody's
also noted that although a number of alternatives may be available
to GFNorte to repay its debt and strengthen its capital adequacy,
i.e. through a future public offering of shares, these
alternatives are contingent upon market conditions and are subject
to strategic decisions not yet taken or disclosed, which adds
uncertainty to the group's future capital adequacy and cash flow.

Banorte has historically presented a weaker capital profile
relative to large Mexican bank peers' as suggested by a lower
share of high-quality Tier-1 capital. In this context, despite the
downstreaming of the bridge loan by GFNorte to the bank, the
acquisition of Afore Bancomer and the bank's high industry and
single borrower credit concentrations bring additional pressure to
Banorte's capital adequacy and may challenge the bank's growth
strategy as it expands to more capital-consuming assets such as
consumer loans.

Sub-Sovereign Sector Exposure

The negative outlook on Banorte's ratings also reflects the bank's
large and growing exposure to Mexico's sub-sovereign sector, and
particularly its high single borrower credit concentrations with
local governments relative to capital and earnings. The majority
of the bank's exposure to the 20 largest borrowers is comprised of
large loans to Mexican states, which account for more than 1.3
times Tier 1 capital and 3.4 times core earnings, according to
Moody's estimates. Moreover, the five largest single loans to
local governments represent 82% of the bank's Tier 1 capital.
These high credit concentrations to a single sector point to weak
loan granularity and risk diversification.

Moody's also indicated that the future viability of Banorte's
business with local governments, which currently represents one
fifth of total loans and contributes a good share of total loan
revenues is being threatened by potential new legislation and
regulatory changes currently under discussion. This is critical to
Banorte to the extent that business with local governments
represents one of the major cornerstones of the bank's current and
future growth strategy. Such potential changes in the regulatory
front include: (i) new norms limiting concentrated exposures to
sub-sovereign entities, including those backed by federal tax
transfers; ii) new legislation that contemplates restricting the
borrowing and spending activities of states and municipalities,
and iii) the possibility of direct guarantees by the federal
government being proffered to states and municipalities that could
influence the pricing and hence the profit dynamics of banks
lending to this segment, including Banorte.

Affirmation Of Standalone And Deposit Ratings

In affirming the standalone C-/baa2 ratings, Moody's cited
Banorte's strong franchise value supported by important market
shares and recurrent earnings power.

Banorte's A3 deposit rating incorporates two notches of uplift
from the baa2 standalone credit assessment because of Moody's
assessment of a high probability of systemic support from the
Mexican government in a stress situation given the bank's
importance as a leading deposit-taker and lender in the Mexican
market.

The principal methodology used in these ratings was Moody's
Consolidated Global Bank Rating Methodology published in June
2012.

Banorte is headquartered in Mexico City. As of 31 December 2012,
the bank reported MXP604 billion in assets (source: Comision
Nacional Bancaria y de Valores).

Moody's National Scale Ratings 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.

The date of the last Credit Rating Action on Banorte was on March
4, 2013 when Moody's concluded the review of Mexican banks'
subordinated debt ratings.

The period of time covered in the financial information used to
determine Banorte's rating is between December 31, 2006 and
December 31, 2012.

The sources and items of information used to determine Banorte's
rating include 2011 and 2012 interim financial statements (source:
Grupo Financiero Banorte); year-end 2011 and 2012 audited
financial statements (source: Grupo Financiero Banorte, audited by
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited); financial statements and
information on market position (source: CNBV); regulatory capital
information (source: Banxico); debt offering memorandum (source:
Grupo Financiero Banorte).


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ADVANCED COMPUTER: Plan Filing Deadline Extended to April 30
------------------------------------------------------------
At the request of Advanced Computer Technology, Inc., the
Bankruptcy Court extended until April 30, 2013, the Debtor's
deadline to file a Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement.

As reported in the March 11, 2013 edition of the TCR, the Debtor
in August 2012 filed two separate motions for the turnover of
property, requesting:

   a) The turnover to the Debtor of $262,307.60 deposited by
      the Public Buildings Authority of Puerto Rico in Civil
      Case No. KCD2004-0604, with the Clerk of the Court of
      First Instance of Puerto Rico, San Juan Section;

   b) The turnover to the Debtor of $692,340.24, deposited
      by Banco Santander Puerto Rico and Doral Bank in Civil
      Case No. KAC2009-1257, with the Clerk of the Court of
      First Instance.

During a hearing held Sept. 25 on the Debtor's motion for leave to
use Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria's cash collateral, the Debtor
and BBVA agreed on a stipulation for the interim use of cash
collateral and adequate protection, and for the Court to enter an
order directing the Court of First Instance to turn over the funds
deposited in Civil Cases Nos. KCD2004-0604 and KAC2009-1257 in
order for those funds to be deposited with the Clerk of the
Bankruptcy Court.

On Nov. 30, 2012, the Bankruptcy Court entered the orders
directing the Court of First Instance to turn over the funds
deposited in Civil Cases Nos. KCD2004-0604 and KAC2009-1257 in
order for those funds to be deposited with the Clerk of the
Bankruptcy Court.

On Dec. 5, 2012, the Debtor informed -- and requested -- the Court
of First Instance to comply with the turnover orders.  On Dec. 18,
Gomez Holdings, Inc., filed an opposition to Debtor's motion for
turnover in Civil Case No. KAC2009-1257.  On Dec. 21, the Court of
First Instance in Civil Case No. KAC2009-1257 entered an order for
the turnover of funds as unopposed.   On Dec. 28, the Court of
First Instance in Civil Case No. KAC2009-1257 entered an order
denying GHI's opposition.  On Jan. 2, 2013, GHI filed a motion for
reconsideration of the order of Dec. 21 and requested the stay of
the turnover.  On Jan. 4, GHI filed a motion for reconsideration
of the Dec. 28 order, and also requested the stay of the turnover.

On Jan. 23, 2013, the Court of First Instance in Civil Case No.
KAC2009-1257 notified the entry of its order directing Debtor to
respond to GHI's motions.

In its request for extension of the Plan filing deadline, the
Debtor noted that it is currently preparing its response to GHI's
motions.  As to Civil Case No. KCD2004-0604, the Public Buildings
Authority of Puerto Rico filed an opposition to the turnover order
and requested the Court of First Instance not to proceed until its
counsel returned from vacation.  In addition, GHI filed a request
for intervention under Rule 21 of the Rules of Civil Procedure of
Puerto Rico in Civil Case No. KCD2004-0604.

The Debtor also is in the process of recovering the funds
deposited with the Clerk of the Court of First Instance, which
will allow it to determine the nature of its bankruptcy exit plan.
Therefore, the Debtor said, it is indispensable for the Debtor to
recover the funds prior to the filing of its Plan and Disclosure
Statement.

                      About Advanced Computer

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Advanced Computer Technology, Inc.,
filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 12-04454) in
Old San Juan on June 6, 2012.  The Debtor, an information system
consulting firm, disclosed $10.34 million in assets and $6.176
million in liabilities in its schedules.  It said software and
licenses rights are worth $6.30 million.  The value of its 100%
ownership of Sprinter Solutions, Inc., is unknown.

The Debtor's only shareholder is Investigacion Y Programas, S.A.
Its president is Jaime Romano and its secretary and chief
executive officer is Osvaldo Karuzic, none of whom hold any shares
in the Debtor.

Bankruptcy Judge Brian K. Tester presides over the case.  Charles
Alfred Cuprill, Esq., at Charles A. Cuprill, PSC Law Offices, in
San Juan, P.R., serves as the Debtor's counsel.

William Santiago-Satre, Esq., at De Diego Law Offices, in
Carolina, P.R., represents Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Puerto
Rico as counsel.


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PETROTRIN: Over 2,000 Employees on Strike
-----------------------------------------
Susan Mohammed at Trinidad Express reports that over 2,000
employees of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago downed tools
and protested March 12, 2013, over what they said was the
nonpayment of outstanding money, promised upgrades, and health and
safety concerns.

Roger Stewart, first branch president of the Oilfields Workers'
Trade Union (OWTU) said Petrotrin workers at Trinmar in Point
Fortin, Santa Flora and Barrackpore also downed tools, according
to Trinidad Express.

Trinidad Express relates that several tankers awaiting entry into
Petrotin's Pointe-a-Pierre compound to be filled with gasoline for
distribution to service stations, remained parked outside as the
workers barred them from entering the compound.  By afternoon,
when the protest ended and workers dispersed, the tankers were
refilled, the report notes.

Trinidad Express says that OWTU branch secretary at Petrotrin,
Shaffick Hyatali, said the protest did not affect productivity at
the refinery.

Petrotrin said many employees were unable to get to work as a
result of the protest, Trinidad Express discloses.

"We want to reassure the public that contingency plans are in
place to ensure the continuation of our operations. This is a
critical year for Petrotrin as we seek to improve our oil
production and refinery throughput," the company said in a
statement, the report discloses.

Mr. Stewart said the protest may continue, the report adds.

Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago is the major state-owned
oil company in Trinidad and Tobago.  The company was established
in 1993 by the merger of Trintopec and Trintoc, two state-owned
oil companies.  Petrotrin's main holdings are extensive, mature
onshore fields located across southern Trinidad.  Large areas
have been leased out to small private producers who are able to
make a profit on wells that are unprofitable for Petrotrin,
giving it higher labor costs.  The company operates a refinery at
Pointe-Pierre, just north of San Fernando in south Trinidad.
Most crude petroleum produced in Trinidad is exported without
being refined. The refinery depends on imported crude (mostly
from Venezuela), which is either used domestically or exported.

                         *     *     *

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
June 9, 2010, Trinidad Express related that four members of
Petrotrin submitted their resignation letters.  According to the
report, Malcom Jones resigned as chairman of Petrotrin and from
the State boards.  The report related board members Lawford
Dupres, who chaired the National Petroleum board, attorney Kerwin
Garcia and Andrew McIntosh had also resigned.  Prime Minister
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the report noted, said that Cabinet had
ordered a forensic audit of Petrotrin as there were "grounds for
suspicion of misconduct" at Petrotrin similar to what may have
transpired at special-purpose State enterprise UDeCOTT.  The
report said that the company was experiencing serious financial
difficulties resulting in high cost overruns of its refinery
upgrade.   The situation was exacerbated by a US$12 billion
lawsuit by World GTL Inc. against Petrotrin, the report added.


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* URUGUAY: Gets US$550MM IDB Loan to Increase Investment
--------------------------------------------------------
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$550
million operation for Uruguay to fund the Program for Strategic
International Positioning, which aims to substantially increase
investment and exports by strengthening the regulatory and
institutional framework, promoting and facilitating trade, and
boosting entrepreneurial innovation.

The operation is notable for the following:

It is the first IDB operation structured as a programmatic policy-
based loan with a deferred drawdown option, which enables
countries to draw on the resources as required.

It is the first to use the new Reallocation Program approved by
the IDB in July 2012, which provides that countries can prepay
debt with the Bank to give them access to resources additional to
the IDB's regular allocation for the country.

It is the Bank's first policy reform operation in the area of
trade and integration that carries out the mandate of the IDB's
Ninth General Increase in Resources.

"This operation is part of a comprehensive and long-term effort
that the Bank has been carrying out in the country in the field of
investment promotion and trade facilitation, which includes both
technical and financial support," said Pablo Garcia, IDB project
team leader.

One program component will support Uruguay's efforts to
consolidate a set of sweeping reforms designed to strengthen the
overall policy framework for attracting investments.

Other activities include the signing of bilateral investment and
trade treaties to prevent double taxation.  This will improve
transparency in the taxation of investment in line with global
standards of fiscal transparency.

In addition, the program will support the consolidation of the
regulatory framework for the development of large investment
projects in infrastructure through public-private partnerships.
Two other components include actions to support trade promotion
and facilitation, as well as improve capacity for business
innovation.

The program is expected to help increase the country's average
annual investment rate from 19% of GDP in 2009-2011 to 22% of GDP
in 2014-2016.  It is also expected to increase annual exports from
$12.8 billion in 2011 to $16.5 billion in 2016.  Other results
will include reducing time and costs required for export
activities and increasing business innovation.

The operation consists of two loans: one from the regular IDB
allocation for the country and the other from the Bank's
Reallocation Program.  The loan from the regular allocation is for
US$183.75 million; it has 20-year term, an interest rate based on
Libor, and a three-year term for using the resources, which is
renewable for an additional three years.

The loan from the additional allocation provided through the
Reallocation Program, in which Uruguay has opted to prepay its
debt with the IDB, is for US$366.25 million; it has an 11-1/2-year
term with a one-year grace period, an interest rate based on
Libor, and a non-renewable term of three years for using the
resources.


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* Fitch Reports Net Negative Sovereign Rating Actions in 2012
-------------------------------------------------------------
With the eurozone reverting to recession and emerging market
growth decelerating, sovereign rating actions turned net negative
in 2012. Downgrades topped upgrades by a ratio of 1.9 to 1 -- a
reversal of 2011's 0.5 to 1, according to a new report by Fitch
Ratings.

Fitch recorded seven sovereign upgrades in 2012, down from 19 in
2011. Downgrades climbed to 13 from 10. The resulting downgrade
rate (12.6%) readily topped the upgrade rate (6.8%), reversing
2011 results of 9.8% and 18.6%, respectively.

The 13 sovereign downgrades by region include:

        Asia Pacific                 1
        Europe                       8
        Latin America                2
        Middle East and Africa       2

The upward momentum of emerging market sovereigns slowed
considerably in 2012, with upgrades falling to six from 18 in 2011
and 11 in 2010.

Fitch registered a single long-term sovereign Issuer Default
Rating (IDR) default in 2012, Greece. The country sustained the
largest sovereign debt restructuring in modern times and the first
of any developed market economy since the Second World War.
Greece's default resulted in a Fitch sovereign issuer-based
default rate for 2012 of 0.96%.

This new study provides data and analysis on the performance of
Fitch's sovereign ratings in 2012 and over the long term,
capturing the period 1995-2012. The report provides summary
statistics on the year's key sovereign rating trends.

The study is titled 'Fitch Ratings Sovereign 2012 Transition and
Default Study' and is available on Fitch's web site under Credit
Market Research.


* Wilk Auslander Among Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Nominees
-------------------------------------------------------------
Wilk Auslander LLP has been named in Latin Lawyer's shortlist of
nominees for its Deal of the Year Award, in connection with the
firm's representation of Compania de Inversiones de Energia S.A.
("CIESA") in litigation in New York.  The firm represented, in
addition to CIESA, parties such as Petrobras Energia S.A. in the
litigation. Latin Lawyer, the leading business law resource for
Latin America, has shortlisted the CIESA litigation in the
Disputes category.  The litigation related to a restructuring of
"US$220 million worth of notes," as reported in an August 2, 2012
Latin Lawyer article by Rachel Hall.

The Wilk Auslander LLP litigation team included partners Jay S.
Auslander and Natalie Shkolnik and associate Julie Cilia.

Latin Lawyer will present its 7th Annual Deal of the Year Awards
ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 19, 2013.  The ceremony
will feature awards in the areas of Corporate Finance, M&A,
Restructuring, Project Finance, Disputes, Outbound Investment,
Regulatory, and Private Equity.

                    About Wilk Auslander LLP

Wilk Auslander LLP is a law firm with offices in New York City and
Europe.  Its litigation department represents clients in a wide
array of business disputes, including diverse matters relating to
general commercial issues, distressed debt, judgment enforcement,
regulatory enforcement, securities, real estate, and bankruptcy.
The firm also provides transactional legal services to clients in
areas such as real estate, tax, corporate, employment, and
intellectual property.


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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
sources during the prior week we think are reliable.   Those
sources may not, however, be complete or accurate.  The Monday
Bond Pricing table is compiled on the Friday prior to publication.
Prices reported are not intended to reflect actual trades.  Prices
for actual trades are probably different.  Our objective is to
share information, not make markets in publicly traded securities.
Nothing in the TCR-LA constitutes an offer or solicitation to buy
or sell any security of any kind.  It is likely that some entity
affiliated with a TCR-LA editor holds some position in the
issuers' public debt and equity securities about which we report.

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
publication.  At first glance, this list may look like the
definitive compilation of stocks that are ideal to sell short.
Don't be fooled.  Assets, for example, reported at historical cost
net of depreciation may understate the true value of a firm's
assets.  A company may establish reserves on its balance sheet for
liabilities that may never materialize.  The prices at which
equity securities trade in public market are determined by more
than a balance sheet solvency test.

A list of Meetings, Conferences and Seminars appears in each
Thursday's edition of the TCR-LA. Submissions about insolvency-
related conferences are encouraged.  Send announcements to
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