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           Friday, August 23, 2013, Vol. 14, No. 167


                            Headlines



B O L I V I A

BANCO FIE: Moody's Affirms Local Currency Sr. Debt Rating at Ba3


B R A Z I L

GOL LINHAS: Reveals Prelim. Air Traffic Figures for July 2013
MARFRIG ALIMENTOS: Complies With Provision of Article 12 of CVM


C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

ADVENT OXEA: Shareholders to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 10
BIBI INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 12
DIA BARCELONA: Members to Hear Wind-up Report on Sept. 16
DIA MADRID: Members to Hear Wind-up Report on Sept. 16
DUNE EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15

DUNE HOLDINGS: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
ED EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
ELYN CORPORATION: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
EMERALD DUNES: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
EMERALD EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15

EMERALD INVESTMENTS: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
FIVE POINTS: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
FRONTIER SECURITIZATION: Member to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
KE U SIMJO: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
KEY FUND: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 2


E L   S A L V A D O R

* EL SALVADOR: To Get US$25MM IDB Loan to Boost Coastal Tourism


J A M A I C A

SAGICOR LIFE: Expands Mandate With Citi for Fund Administration
* JAMAICA: Upcoming Fare Increase Will Impact Inflation Rate


M E X I C O

DESARROLLADORA HOMEX: Hires Restructuring Advisers
SANLUIS RASSINI: S&P Raises CCR to 'B+'; Outlook Stable


X X X X X X X X

* Fitch Says Return on Equity Negative for Latam Corporates


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BANCO FIE: Moody's Affirms Local Currency Sr. Debt Rating at Ba3
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Moody's Latin America affirmed all ratings for Banco FIE S.A.
These are the E+ bank financial strength rating, which maps to a
baseline credit assessment of b1, the Ba3/Not Prime global local
currency and the B1/Not Prime global foreign currency deposit
ratings, for long and short-term respectively. At the same time,
the Ba3 and B2 global local currency senior and subordinated debt
ratings were affirmed.

Additionally, the long and short-term local currency Aa1.bo/BO-1
and foreign currency Aa2.bo/BO-1 national scale deposit ratings
were affirmed, as well as the Aa3.bo long-term national scale
rating assigned to FIE's local currency subordinated debt.

The outlook on all ratings is stable.

The following ratings assigned to Banco FIE S.A. (Bolivia) were
affirmed:

Bank Financial Strength Rating: E+

Global Local Currency Deposit Rating: Ba3/NP

Global Local Currency Senior Debt Rating: Ba3

Global Local Currency Subordinated Debt Rating: B2

Global Foreign Currency Deposit Rating: B1/NP

Long Term Local Currency National Scale Deposit Rating: Aa1.bo

Short Term Local Currency National Scale Deposit Rating: BO-1

Local Currency National Scale Senior Debt Rating: Aa1.bo

Local Currency National Scale Subordinated Debt Rating: Aa3.bo

Long Term Foreign Currency National Scale Deposit Rating: Aa2.bo

Short Term Foreign Currency National Scale Deposit Rating: BO-1

Ratings Rationale:

In affirming FIE's ratings, Moody's noted its well-established
franchise within the Bolivian microfinance industry, which has
been bolstered by its transition to a full-fledged bank operation
in early 2010, with benefits to its product mix and funding
profile, as it has permitted FIE to get funding at lower cost and
increase the granularity of its deposits (98% of saving accounts
and 75% of term deposits outstanding balance is lower than
$5.000).

The ratings also incorporate FIE's increased lending appetite and
growing market share, as evidenced by a compound average loan
growth rate of 34% over the past three years, which is higher than
the banking system average of 23% and a multiple of 1.45x of
Bolivia's 23.5% nominal annual economic expansion in the same
period.

FIE has traditionally been a microfinance lender, but since
obtaining its bank license in 2010, it has sought to diversify its
loan portfolio mix, by focusing also on lending to small and
medium-sized companies (SMEs), therefore continuing to bank its
customers as they move up the income ladder. Loans to SMEs have
come to represent about 20% of loans as of December 2012. The
portfolio growth has been accompanied by the expansion of FIE's
branch network and workforce, in an attempt to boost its presence
in rural areas of the country. While Moody's acknowledges FIE's
strategy of leveraging its customer base, it views its rapid loan
growth with concern as it increases risks to its future asset
quality, particularly as the bank broadens its business scope and
footprint. Moreover, this strategy has led to deterioration in its
efficiency indicators because of higher administrative and
personnel costs, which caused the cost-to-income ratio to reach
76.7% as of June 2013, from 66.7% as of YE2012.

As the bank expands and diversifies, its profitability has been
sound but declining, evidencing the costs of its expansion, as
shown by an increase in operating expenses of 30% in 2012 and the
effect of increasing competition on margins, reflected in higher
growth in interest expense (38% in 2012) than in interest income
(29% in 2012). Moody's believes that going forward financial
margins are going to come under pressure, as for other banks in
the Bolivian banking system, because of higher taxes on earnings
and the potential impact of the new financial services law, which
is expected to be passed in the coming weeks. The law is likely to
reduce banks' profitability through the imposition of caps on
lending rates for productive sectors and housing financing, as
well as minimum deposit rates.

Moody's notes that FIE maintains high loan and deposit
granularity, and a balance sheet with limited mismatches in its
term structure or currency denomination of assets and liabilities.
Moreover, the bank presents adequate capitalization levels, with a
total capital ratio of 13.01% and a Tier 1 ratio of 8.58% as of
June 2013. Those ratios reflect its shareholders' extraordinary
capital contributions in 2011 and 2012 of $5 million and $4.5
million respectively, and the issuance of BS 70M of subordinated
debt in November 2012, to support its expansion strategy, as well
as a policy of reinvesting a high proportion of earnings.

Moody's also notes that FIE's deposit ratings incorporate one
notch of uplift from its stand-alone baseline credit assessment of
b1, reflecting Moody's assessment of the probability of systemic
support because of its increasing market share in deposits.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Global Banks
published in May 2013.

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.

Banco FIE S.A. is headquartered in La Paz, Bolivia, and had BS 7.3
billion in assets, BS 5.5 billion in deposits, and BS 0.55 billion
in shareholders' equity as of June 2013.


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GOL LINHAS: Reveals Prelim. Air Traffic Figures for July 2013
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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. disclosed its preliminary air
traffic figures for July 2013.

PRASK, Yield and Fuel Prices

Net PRASK presented an 18% growth over July/12, even with a supply
reduction of 4.8% in the domestic market in the period.  This is
the highest PRASK increase of the last two years, and demonstrates
the Company's efforts in optimizing its supply and maximizing the
profitability of its routes.

Net yield in July posted a 28% increase year-over-year, to between
R$24.5 and R$25.0 cents, in line with GOL's strategy of upgrading
its services and attracting business and leisure passengers during
the winter holidays high season.

Fuel prices moved up by 4% in the month when compared to July/12,
driven by the depreciation of the Real against the Dollar in the
last months comprising the jet fuel price formation period, which
carries a time lag.  With the recent Dollar hike, the company
expect record fuel prices for the next months.

Domestic Market

In July, GOL maintained its strategy of optimizing domestic
supply, leading to a 4.8% reduction in the domestic market when
compared to July/12.

International Market

In July, supply moved up by 26.4%, when compared to the same month
in 2012, mainly due to the flights to Santo Domingo, Miami and
Orlando launched in December/12.

Gol said that in the second half it will study the opening of new
destinations in the U.S., which currently includes just Miami and
Orlando, the report discloses.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Feb. 7, 2013, Fitch Ratings assigned an expected rating of
'B/RR5(exp)' to Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.'s proposed
unsecured notes.  Fitch also assigns a 'B+' rating to its foreign
and local currency long-term Issuer Default Ratings.


MARFRIG ALIMENTOS: Complies With Provision of Article 12 of CVM
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Marfrig Alimentos SA disclosed to shareholders and the market, in
complying with the main provision of article 12 of Brazilian
Securities Commission (CVM) Ruling No. 358 dated Jan. 3, 2002,
that it has received notice, to the effect that shareholder
Capital Research Global Investors, ("CRGI"), acting in the
capacity of holding company for a number of overseas investment
management companies, now holds 4.87% of common shares of stock
issued by Marfrig Alimentos, such that it now manages a total of
25,384,300 common shares of stock issued and outstanding. The
Company's total capital stock is currently represented by
520,747,405 common shares.

The communication received from "CRGI" further states that, in
addition to the abovementioned ownership interest, Capital Group
International, Inc. ("CGII"), a company belonging to the same
economic group as "CRGI", manages 27.294.200 common shares
representing 5.29% of the Company's shares of stock issued and
outstanding.

Moreover, neither "CGII", nor Capital Research Global Investors,
or any person related thereto, is a contracting party to any
agreement purporting to regulate shareholder voting rights or the
buying and selling of securities issued by the Company.

                     About Marfrig Alimentos

Marfrig Alimentos SA (formerly Marfrig Frigorificos e Com de
Alimentos SA) is a Brazil-based company engaged in the processing
and distribution of meat and poultry products.  Its products
include cooked beef, bacon, sausages, beef cubes, minced
knuckles, steaks and other food items including pre-cooked and
frozen potato, frozen vegetables, canned meat, fish and ready
meals.  The Company operates in 13 countries, and exports its
products to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter - Latin America on
May 13, 2013, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its
global scale corporate credit rating to 'B' from 'B+' and its
national scale rating to 'brBBB-' from 'brBBB+' on Marfrig
Alimentos S.A.  The outlook is negative.


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ADVENT OXEA: Shareholders to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 10
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The shareholders of Advent Oxea (Cayman) Limited will receive on
Sept. 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Delta FS Limited
          c/o Janeen Aljadir
          Telephone: (345) 743 6626
          PO Box 11820 Grand Cayman KY1-1009
          Cayman Islands


BIBI INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 12
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The creditors of Bibi Investments Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by Sept. 12, 2013, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on July 23, 2013.

The company's liquidator is:

          Buchanan Limited
          c/o Allison Kelly
          Telephone: (345) 949 0355
          Facsimile: (345) 949 0360
          P.O. Box 1170, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


DIA BARCELONA: Members to Hear Wind-up Report on Sept. 16
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The members of Dia Barcelona Leasing Ltd will receive on Sept. 16,
2013, at 10:00 a.m., the liquidator's report on the company's
wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Sophia Richards
          69 Dr. Roy's Drive, George Town
          PO Box 1043 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


DIA MADRID: Members to Hear Wind-up Report on Sept. 16
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The members of Dia Madrid Leasing Ltd. will receive on Sept. 16,
2013, at 10:00 a.m., the liquidator's report on the company's
wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Sophia Richards
          69 Dr. Roy's Drive, George Town
          PO Box 1043 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


DUNE EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of Dune Equity Limited will hold their final
meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


DUNE HOLDINGS: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of Dune Holdings Limited will hold their final
meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 9:45 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


ED EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of ED Equity Limited will hold their final
meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


ELYN CORPORATION: Members Receive Wind-Up Report
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The members of Elyn Corporation received on Aug. 22, 2013, the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Wang Chin-Po
          c/o Michelle R. Bodden-Moxam
          Telephone: (345) 946 6145
          Facsimile: (345) 946 6146
          Portcullis TrustNet (Cayman) Ltd.
          The Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre
          Oleander Way, 802 West Bay Road
          P.O. Box 32052 Grand Cayman, KY1-1208
          Cayman Islands


EMERALD DUNES: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of Emerald Dunes Finance Limited will hold their
final meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:15 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


EMERALD EQUITY: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of Emerald Equity Limited will hold their final
meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


EMERALD INVESTMENTS: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 15
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The shareholders of Emerald Equity Investments Limited hold their
final meeting on Oct. 15, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., to receive
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Bonnie Willkom
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


FIVE POINTS: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
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The shareholder of Five Points Offshore Fund, Ltd. will receive on
Sept. 20, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Intertrust SPV (Cayman) Limited
          190 Elgin Avenue, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9005
          Cayman Islands
          c/o Kim Charaman/Jennifer Chailler
          Telephone: (345) 943 3100


FRONTIER SECURITIZATION: Member to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
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The member of Frontier Securitization XVI Limited will receive on
Sept. 20, 2013, at 8:45 a.m., the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Intertrust SPV (Cayman) Limited
          190 Elgin Avenue, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9005
          Cayman Islands
          c/o Kim Charaman/Jennifer Chailler
          Telephone: (345) 943 3100


KE U SIMJO: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 20
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The shareholder of Ke U Simjo will receive on Sept. 20, 2013, at
9:15 a.m., the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Intertrust SPV (Cayman) Limited
          190 Elgin Avenue, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9005
          Cayman Islands
          c/o Kim Charaman/Jennifer Chailler
          Telephone: (345) 943 3100


KEY FUND: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 2
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The shareholder of Key Fund Ltd. will receive on Sept. 2, 2013, at
10:00 a.m., the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

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


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* EL SALVADOR: To Get US$25MM IDB Loan to Boost Coastal Tourism
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El Salvador's Ministry of Tourism will receive a US$25 million
loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance the
development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulutan
coastal regions.

Tourism is a young but dynamic sector in El Salvador, as the
number of hotels and restaurants grew by 30 percent over the past
seven years, and the number of international tourist arrivals
climbed to 1.25 million in 2012.  Domestic tourism accounts for
over 4 million trips a year.

However, most of the country's beaches and other coastal
attractions lack the infrastructure required to increase the
number of overnight visitors or to treat wastewater generated by
such activities.  The national development plan has made tourism a
priority to improve job opportunities.

Coupled with other projects being carried out as part of a broader
coastal development strategy, the IDB-financed project will help
El Salvador boost tourism revenue and employment in La Libertad,
which is known as a destination for surfers, and Usulut n, which
is home to the largest mangroves in Central America.

The project will finance multiple infrastructure works such as
boardwalks, piers, wharfs, handcraft markets, scenic outlooks,
visitor centers and wildlife observation points.  The goal is that
such public amenities will enable further private investments in
lodging and other tourism services that will attract more visitors
for longer stays.

In addition, the project will support local micro, small and
medium-sized businesses in improving their services for tourists
and will help strengthen the institutions responsible for tourism
and environmental management in the coastal regions.

The project will also finance improvements in wastewater treatment
in key tourism centers, including Alegrˇa, El Tunco, Jiquilisco
and Puerto El Triunfo.  Land use plans and other environmental
studies will also be carried out for the B lsamo Coast and the
Jiquilisco Bay.

The IDB loan is for a 25-year term, with a 5.5-year grace period
and an interest rate based on LIBOR.


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SAGICOR LIFE: Expands Mandate With Citi for Fund Administration
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Citi has expanded its mandate from Sagicor Life Jamaica to provide
a comprehensive suite of fund administration, global custody and
treasury services for Sagicor Investment Jamaica Limited (SIJL):
Sagicor Sigma Funds (Unit Trust) and Sagicor Investments
(Securities Dealer), as well as Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited's
(SBJL) proprietary assets. With a proud history dating back to
1840, Sagicor views itself as a dynamic group which has been
redefining financial services in the Caribbean, building a strong
base from which it has expanded into the international financial
services market.

Citi currently provides daily securities valuation,
reconciliation, fund accounting, reporting and custody services
for Sagicor Life Jamaica and Sagicor Life Cayman Islands.

"We are very pleased to extend our relationship with Citi for
these additional assets," said Ivan Carter, CFO, Sagicor Jamaica.

"Citi's local presence, proprietary global sub-custody network and
proven expertise as a fund administrator were all important
factors in our decision to expand our relationship further."

With US$13.4 trillion in assets under custody and US$1.9 trillion
assets under administration, Citi is a leading service provider to
the global financial services industry.  Citi's full suite of
investment service solutions delivered through Citi OpenInvestor
lets managers focus on their core activities of managing assets
and serving their clients.

"This new mandate from Sagicor is further evidence that managers
in emerging markets, like the Caribbean, are increasingly
recognizing the value of outsourcing investment services and
treasury functions," said Neeraj Sahai, Global Head, Securities
and Fund Services, Citi.

Peter Moses, Jamaica Citi Country Officer, added "We are pleased
to help Sagicor become more efficient and expand their business by
leveraging our global scale and operational expertise."

Citi Open Investor provides institutional, alternative and wealth
managers with middle-office, fund services, custody, investing and
financing solutions that are focused on their specific challenges
and customized to their individual needs.

                            About Sagicor

Sagicor Life Jamaica is the leading life insurance group in the
country.  The company commenced operations in 1970 as Life of
Jamaica Limited, the first locally owned life insurance company
and the first life insurance company to be listed on the Jamaica
Stock Exchange (JSE).  Since its inception, Sagicor Life has
gained a solid reputation as an innovator and leader in the
Caribbean life insurance industry.  The company continues to be
the market leader among life and health insurance, fund management
and investments services.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Aug. 7, 2013, The Gleaner said that Sagicor Jamaica has got court
approval to restructure its operations under which all companies
within the group will become subsidiaries of a new holding
company.  Under the new scheme the new Sagicor Jamaica Group will
become the parent of insurance company Sagicor Life Jamaica
Limited, securities dealer Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited,
and commercial bank Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited, according to The
Gleaner.

Sagicor Jamaica commenced operations in 1970 as Life of Jamaica
Limited.  The insurance company was bailed out by the Jamaican
Government in the 1990s and subsequently sold to a Barbados
operation.  Its name and that of other local subsidiaries were
later changed to align with the brand identity of ultimate parent
Sagicor Financial Corporation.


* JAMAICA: Upcoming Fare Increase Will Impact Inflation Rate
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RJR News reports that concern is being raised about the impact of
the upcoming increase in bus and taxi fares on the country's
inflation rate.  It has been disclosed that effective Sunday,
August, 25, there will be 25 per cent hike in fares, according to
RJR News.

The report relates that economist, Dr. Davidson Daway, said with
transportation costs weighing heavily on the Consumer Price Index
(CPI) there will be a spike in inflation.  Data released earlier
this month showed the pace of price increases in July was more
than double that of June, RJR News notes.

RJR News discloses that the Statistical Institute of Jamaica
(Statin) reported that prices rose 0.5 per cent compared to 0.2
per cent in June.  July's inflation increased the rate for the
last 12 months to 4.4 per cent, the report adds.


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DESARROLLADORA HOMEX: Hires Restructuring Advisers
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Emily Glazer and Amy Guthrie at The Wall Street Journal report
that a group of bondholders in struggling Mexican homebuilder
Desarrolladora Homex has hired restructuring advisers, people
familiar with the matter said.

Investment bank Blackstone Group and law firm Akin Gump Strauss
Hauer & Feld LLP, along with local law firm Cervantes Sainz, are
working with some Homex bondholders, these people said, according
to The Wall Street Journal.  The group includes both U.S. and
foreign financial institutions representing close to 50% of Homex
debt, one of these people said, the report relates.

The Wall Street Journal notes that investor sentiment has soured
in recent months toward Mexican builders such as Homex, Urbi
Desarrollos Urbanos SAB and Corporacion Geo SAB that focus on low-
income housing.  The report relates that the builders have
attempted to stay in business as cash flow turned negative and
credit evaporated.

The Wall Street Journal discloses that the bondholder group is
willing to fund a new business plan for Culiacan-based Homex but
so far efforts to work with the Mexican banks haven't succeeded,
this person said. Plans may materialize in the coming months after
the bondholder group has access to more information on the
company, this person said.

In May, Homex said it hired J.P. Morgan Securities as a financial
adviser to "analyze alternatives" that could strengthen the
company's financial position, the report relates.

Homex defaulted in July on payments to holders of its $250 million
in 2019 bonds, the report notes.  The builder also has $250
million in notes due 2015 and $400 million due 2020 that ratings
agencies consider nonperforming, the report says.  Fitch Ratings
expects that Homex bondholders might be able to recover somewhere
between 30% to 50% of their investments.

The Mexican government, the report notes, faced with widespread
social problems from poorly planned and often isolated new
communities, began in 2011 to limit subsidies for developments it
sees contributing to urban sprawl or that otherwise aren't likely
to thrive.  Consumers have also increasingly rejected such homes,
which often lack comprehensive services and require long commutes
to work, the report relays.

The shift in government support and consumer demand has pushed
home builders like Homex into severe financial distress, the
report says.

Homex reported dismal second-quarter financial results that
Deutsche Bank analyst Esteban Polidura said increases the
likelihood of the builder entering into bankruptcy proceedings,
the report relays.

The report says that Homex sold just 710 homes during the April-
June period as it struggled to finance operations on thin cash
reserves and operate under legal restrictions.  That compares with
more than 5,400 homes sold during the first three months of the
year and over 11,000 homes in the second quarter of 2012, the
report notes.

The report relates that revenue from home sales dwindled to MXN290
million from MXN4.40 billion in the year-ago quarter, curbed by a
moratorium on payments to the builder by Mexico's largest mortgage
lender, Infonavit.

The company reported a net loss of MXN10 billion for the second
quarter compared with a year-earlier net profit of MXN2 billion,
the report adds.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
April 18, 2013, Fitch Ratings downgraded Desarrolladora Homex,
S.A.B. de C.V.'s ratings:

-- Foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'B' from 'BB-';
-- Local currency IDR to 'B' from 'BB-';
-- USD250 million in senior notes due 2015 to 'B/RR4' from 'BB-';
-- USD250 million in senior notes due 2019 to 'B/RR4' from 'BB-';
-- USD400 million in senior notes due 2020 to 'B/RR4' from 'BB-'.


SANLUIS RASSINI: S&P Raises CCR to 'B+'; Outlook Stable
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term corporate
credit rating on SANLUIS Rassini S.A. de C.V. (SANLUIS Rassini) to
'B+' from 'B'.  The outlook is stable.

"The rating action reflects SANLUIS Rassini's improved credit
metrics and the gradual reduction of debt supported by the
company's effective financial management," said Standard & Poor's
credit analyst Luis Manuel Martinez.  It also reflects the
company's positive and sustainable medium-term growth prospects
amid more favorable industry fundamentals, and new contracts in
hand that should lead to stable revenue growth and margins.  The
rating action also incorporates S&P's expectations that the
company will increase cash flow generation and reduce its leverage
metrics in the next 12 to 18 months.

The rating on SANLUIS Rassini reflects S&P's assessment of the
company's "weak" business risk profile, "aggressive" financial
risk profile, and "adequate" liquidity.

S&P's assessment of SANLUIS Rassini's "weak" business risk profile
reflects the company's exposure to the cyclicality of the
automotive industry, as well as the company's limited product
portfolio and narrow geographic diversification.  The partly
offsetting factors are the company's high market shares in
components for suspensions and brakes in NAFTA and Brazil, which
are supported by a competitive cost structure, its longstanding
relationships with its key customers, and enhanced technological
additions throughout the manufacturing process to improve quality
standards.  S&P believes SANLUIS Rassini's relatively high
operating margins, when compared to its peers, also support the
rating.


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* Fitch Says Return on Equity Negative for Latam Corporates
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With return on equity (ROE) down for Latin American corporates,
shareholder pressure similar to that experienced in the U.S. could
emerge over the near term, according to a new Fitch Ratings
report.

"The trend for ROE turned negative in 2012, with 45 percent of
Latin America corporates with international ratings reporting ROE
of less than 8 percent," said Joe Bormann, a Managing Director at
Fitch Ratings. "The largest negative factor was region-specific,
with Brazil and Chile corporates the undisputed laggards. Median
ROE levels are in the mid-single digit levels in Chile and Brazil,
well below historical averages, and compares unfavorably with 12
percent in Mexico and Peru, and 10 percent in Colombia and
Argentina."

ROE was down in 2012 across nearly all rating categories, but
particularly among investment-grade names and in spite of growing
EBITDA. Higher-rated corporates continue to offer better average
ROE.

Among the weakest in the investment-grade category, 50 percent are
family owned or controlled and 16 percent are state owned. The
high prevalence of family-controlled corporates in Latin America
mitigates shareholder pressure for dividends and share buybacks.

Pulp and paper, and steel companies were among the most consistent
underperformers in Latin America. Pulp companies were hit by
excess capacity and weak demand in Europe. Steel companies,
particularly those in Brazil, bucked the Latin American growth
trend, with declining EBITDA levels and tighter margins, due to
rising costs and more imported steel in the market. Energy
companies also showed only modest returns, particularly state
owned or those exposed to political pressure.


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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
conferences@bankrupt.com


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Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America is a daily newsletter
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