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           Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Vol. 15, No. 124


                            Headlines



A R G E N T I N A

ARGENTINA: Asks U.S. Judge for Talks in Debt Dispute
ARGENTINA: Judge Picks Lawyer to Oversee Talks


B R A Z I L

OSX BRASIL: Incurs $1 Billion Loss in First Quarter


C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

AVONDALE LTD: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
CITRICO INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 18
FAIRLOP INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
GRACE LIMITED: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
JUBILEE INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17

NEXUS ADVISORS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
ORMIEY LTD: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
SHALOM INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
T & T HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
YONDER STAR: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17


D O M I N I C A N   R E P U B L I C

* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: To Boost Health Care With $100MM IDB Loan


M E X I C O

CUERNAVACA: S&P Raises LT National Scale Rating to 'mxBB'


P U E R T O   R I C O

COSTA BONITA: Court Orders Voluntary Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case
CUE & LOPEZ: Harrison Seeks to Withdraw as Debtor's Counsel


V E N E Z U E L A

PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA: Loses US$15.1 Billion in Fuel Subsidy


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ARGENTINA: Asks U.S. Judge for Talks in Debt Dispute
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Ken Parks and Nicole Hong, writing for The Wall Street Journal,
reported that Argentina took its first step in U.S. court toward
negotiating with holdout creditors in a bid to end a dispute over
unpaid debt and avoid a default.

According to the report, Argentine stocks and bonds rallied after
Argentina asked U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa to give it more
time to seek a deal with hedge funds suing to collect on bonds
affected by the country's 2001 default.  The court filing
indicated Argentina still wanted to make a deal, investors said,
the Journal related. In a signal that talks could soon get under
way, Mr. Griesa appointed attorney Daniel Pollack to preside over
negotiations, the report further related.


ARGENTINA: Judge Picks Lawyer to Oversee Talks
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Bloomberg News reports that the managing partner of McCarter &
English LLP in New York, Daniel Pollack, was assigned to mediate
the stalemate between Argentina and its holdout bondholders after
the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision requiring full payment
on the debt.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa directed that Mr. Pollack
preside as a special master over settlement negotiations between
Argentina and creditors the country refers to as "vultures,"
according to Bloomberg News.  The talks may take place in public
or private, Judge Griesa said in a court filing, adding that Mr.
Pollack doesn't have power to issue rulings, Bloomberg News
relates.

"I am moving as rapidly as possible to be of assistance to the
parties," Mr. Pollack told Bloomberg News in a phone interview.

Argentina defaulted on a record $95 billion debt in 2001,
replacing the defaulted bonds with new ones at a sharp discount in
two restructurings, Bloomberg News recalls.  Bondholders that
refused the exchange, including NML Capital, won their court
battle when the high court on June 16 declined to review judge
Griesa's ruling that Argentina must pay holders of defaulted bonds
when it pays the holders of its restructured debt, notes the
report.

                          Court Orders

The country, which has refused to comply with court orders in the
past, says its $29 billion of foreign reserves are too low to meet
the burden placed on it by the court rulings, Bloomberg News adds.

Mr. Pollack specializes in financial litigation in the firm's New
York office and his clients have included T. Rowe Price Associates
Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.  Mr. Pollack has served as an adjunct
professor at the University of Arizona Law School, where he
teaches a seminar on negotiating employment agreements.

Carmine Bocuzzi, a lawyer for Argentina in New York, asked Judge
Griesa in a letter to delay all of the proceedings "to allow for
the commencement of good faith negotiations between Argentina and
its creditors," Bloomberg News relates.

A stay would allow Argentina to make a June 30 debt payment on
restructured bonds while beginning talks with the holdouts.

                         Major Disputes

Bloomberg News discloses that Argentina has settled major disputes
with foreign creditors in recent months, Mr. Bocuzzi said in his
letter to the court.  In May, the government reached an agreement
to compensate Madrid-based Repsol SA (REP) for seizing its
Argentine unit in April 2012, and three weeks later reached a $9.7
billion accord with the Paris Club group of lenders.

The recent settlements, which Mr. Bocuzzi called "voluntary and
equitable," were "breakthroughs that reflect Argentina's focus on
emerging from the crisis of 2001 and normalizing its relationship
with its creditors," Bloomberg News notes.

Mr. Bocuzzi said Argentina can't afford to pay some of its
creditors in full while not paying others, Bloomberg News notes.
Mr. Bocuzzi said that the total amount due to holdouts from the
republic's debt restructuring "exceeds half the country's
reserves."

"No country could pay half of its reserves, and Argentina cannot
afford to be left without the means to manage its currency or
handle the rest of its economy, including meeting the needs of its
citizenry," Mr. Bocuzzi said in a letter to the judge, Bloomberg
News discloses.

Judge Griesa didn't rule on the request for a delay.

The case is NML Capital v. Republic of Argentina, 08-cv-6978, U.S.
District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


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OSX BRASIL: Incurs $1 Billion Loss in First Quarter
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Reuters reports that OSX Brasil SA posted a net loss of BRL2.42
billion (US$1.08 billion) in the first quarter, the company said
in a securities filing.

OSX reported a net loss of BRL17.9 million in the same period last
year, according to Reuters.

Brazilian shipbuilding firm OSX Brasil SA, controlled by
businessman Eike Batista, filed for protection from creditors on
November 2013 on liabilities of BRL5.34 billion (US$2.30 billion).
OSX Brasil filed for bankruptcy -- called "judicial recovery" in
Brazil -- after Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA, formerly known as OGX
Petroleo e Gas Participacoes, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 30,
2013.

OSX had outstanding debts of around US$2.2 billion as of June 30,
2013, including dollar-and real-denominated loans and bonds held
by a mix of banks, investors and government institutions, such as
Brazil's Merchant Marine Fund, according to The Wall Street
Journal.

The move on Nov. 11 at a Rio de Janeiro court follows a default
and bankruptcy filing the prior month for Mr. Batista's flagship
oil firm OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, n/k/a Oleo e Gas,
according to the WSJ report.  The firm went public in 2008 for
$4.1 billion but failed to produce nearly any of the up to 10.8
billion barrels it claimed to have.


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AVONDALE LTD: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Avondale Ltd. are required to file their proofs
of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 20, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


CITRICO INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Aug. 18
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The creditors of Citrico International Ltd. are required to file
their proofs of debt by Aug. 18, 2014, to be included in the
company's first and final dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Timothy Le Cornu
          c/o KRyS Global
          Governors Square
          23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue
          P.O. Box 31237 Grand Cayman KY1-1205
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +345 947 4700
          Facsimile: +345 946 6728


FAIRLOP INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Fairlop Investments Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 20, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


GRACE LIMITED: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Grace Limited are required to file their proofs
of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 19, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


JUBILEE INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Jubilee Investments Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 19, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


NEXUS ADVISORS: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On May 29, 2014, the sole member of Nexus Advisors Limited
resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's business.

The company's liquidator is:

          Margaret Chin-Wolf
          341 Bukit Timah Road
          #08-02 Honolulu Tower, 259719
          Singapore


ORMIEY LTD: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Ormiey Ltd are required to file their proofs of
debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the company's dividend
distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 20, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


SHALOM INVESTMENTS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Shalom Investments Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 19, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


T & T HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of T & T Holdings Limited are required to file their
proofs of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on May 20, 2014.

The company's liquidator is:

          Citron 2004 Limited
          Telephone: +44 1534 282276
          Facsimile: +44 1534 282400
          Clifton House, 75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands


YONDER STAR: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due July 17
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The creditors of Yonder Star Limited are required to file their
proofs of debt by July 17, 2014, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on June 4, 2014.

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


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* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: To Boost Health Care With $100MM IDB Loan
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100
million loan to boost health care in the Dominican Republic
through investments designed to increase the efficiency and
effectiveness of spending in the sector and improving the quality
of services aimed at the country's poorest people.  This financing
is part of a credit line for investment projects that could be
increased to as much as $300 million.

The goal is to improve service-management capability by expanding
a results-based financing model to the "0" health region (Santo
Domingo, Monte Plata and the National District).  The program will
benefit directly nearly 900,000 people of modest resources, who
account for nearly 29 percent of the poor in the Caribbean nation.

This model of financing will enhance coverage and the quality of
health care services in the Dominican Republic, with emphasis on
primary level care and preventive care.  An estimated 33 percent
of ambulatory care in the Dominican Republic is delivered at this
level, whereas the World Health Organization recommends that it
should be around 80 percent.  Additionally the financing will help
improve the supervisory capacity of the Ministry of Health and
Social Assistance, especially in the areas of regulation and
health intelligence.

This operation is in line with the National Development Plan of
2010-2030 and the Multi-Year Public Sector Plan of 2013-2016. The
main goals of the latter include providing universal access to
health care, developing assistance networks and strengthening the
supervisory role of the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance
and regional health services, including guaranteed access to
quality medicines and the consolidation of a health care
information management system.

The loan is over 16.5 years with a grace period of 14 and has an
interest rate pegged to the LIBOR.


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CUERNAVACA: S&P Raises LT National Scale Rating to 'mxBB'
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term national
scale rating on the city of Cuernavaca to 'mxBB' from selective
default (SD).  The outlook is stable.

RATIONALE

The upgrade reflects the restructuring of Cuernavaca's last
defaulted credit line.  As of this report's date, the city has
only three long-term loans with commercial banks, which it's
honoring.

The rating still reflects the city's "very negative" liquidity
which reflects Cuernavaca's prolonged period of default.  The
additional rating constraint is the city's poor fiscal internal
controls, as seen in the vulnerability to spending during
political cycles and failure to honor fiscal obligations.

The rating also incorporates Cuernavaca's expenditure constraints,
the absence of large contingent liabilities, and the institutional
framework in which all Mexican municipalities operate and that S&P
assess as "developing and unbalanced."

As of the end of March 2014, its total debt was MXN736 million.
Fifty four percent of the federal tax transfers, which the city
receives, guarantee two of its three outstanding loans.  These two
loans account for 81% of Cuernavaca's total debt.  Assuming that
city won't issue additional debt for the rest of 2014, its debt
will account for 64% of its discretionary revenues and debt
service for 10% by the year-end. Its debt service could diminish
if the city partly refinances its debt in the next few months.
Currently, Cuernavaca is fully honoring its financial obligations
and reports no use of short-term debt of any kind.  S&P's
expectation is that it will keep a conservative debt policy for
the next two years.

"Cuernavaca's budgetary performance improved in the past two
years.  This stems from the significant reduction of its capital
expenditures (capex) for the same period. Our base-case scenario
for the end of 2014 and the next two years assumes that the city
would post deficits after capex of about 10% of its total revenues
and operating surpluses of approximately 5% its operating
revenues.  Our assumption incorporates an annual average capex of
MXN240 million during the same period, as well as an annual
operating expenditure growth of up to 10%.  Despite the city's
efforts to control its operating expenditures, past-due payments
to suppliers (ADEFAS) will continue to pressure them until the end
of the current administration in 2015," S&P said.

Cuernavaca maintains a higher level of discretionary revenues than
those of its national peers, which benefits its financial
flexibility.  As of the end of 2013, its discretionary revenues
had totaled MXN503 million, equivalent to 49% of its operating
income, up from about 45% for the previous three years.  The good
performance in 2013 resulted from its solid nontax revenue
performance.  However, the city faces the MXN200 million payment
to ADEFAS in 2014 and the annual average debt interest payment of
MXN46 million through 2016.  Moreover, S&P don't rule out the
additional operating expenses in 2015 due to an election year.

Cuernavaca has made efforts to contain operating costs, and
improved public access to its finances.  However, S&P still
believes that the administration is vulnerable to political cycles
and in general it lacks internal controls over its finances.
Moreover, S&P believes that the administration will struggle to
strengthen its intermediate- to long-term fiscal planning and
liquidity policy.

Cuernavaca, with a population of 365,168 (as of the end of 2010,
according to Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geograf¡a e
Inform tica) is the capital city of the state of Morelos (not
rated).  According to S&P's calculations, its GDP per capita would
have reached $12,263.5 in 2013, in line with the national average.
Cuernavaca's tourism and real estate sectors benefit from the
city's proximity to Mexico City.  However, security problems in
recent years have weakened its tax collection, which were 7% lower
in 2013 than in 2011, highlighting the 17% drop in its property
transaction tax revenue.

The rating on Cuernavaca incorporates S&P's assessment of the
institutional framework for Mexican municipalities that S&P
considers as "developing and unbalanced."  S&P's assessment is
intended to capture the relevant aspects of an intergovernmental
system where an entity operates.

Liquidity

Cuernavaca's liquidity remains "very negative," according to S&P's
criteria definitions, despite having completed its debt
restructuring.  As of March 31, 2014, its debt to suppliers
totaled MXN585 million, while its cash balance was MXN63 million.
S&P estimates that about half of the city's cash balance of MXN70
million, as of the end of 2013, will be available, compared with
its debt service of MXN107 million in 2014 (33%).  S&P projects
that by the end of this year, its liquidity would remain "very
negative."

OUTLOOK

The stable outlook reflects S&P's expectation that Cuernavaca
could stabilize and gradually improve its budgetary performance
and maintain a conservative debt policy in the next two years.
Over the next 12-24 months, the rating could benefit from
surpluses after capex and debt repayment, reducing its high
liabilities related to suppliers.  On the other hand, deficits
after capex above 10% of its total revenue in 2014 and 2015 could
lead to a downgrade.

In accordance with S&P's relevant policies and procedures, the
Rating Committee was composed of analysts that are qualified to
vote in the committee, with sufficient experience to convey the
appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of the
methodology applicable.  At the onset of the committee, the chair
confirmed that the information provided to the Rating Committee by
the primary analyst had been distributed in a timely manner and
was sufficient for Committee members to make an informed decision.

After the primary analyst gave opening remarks and explained the
recommendation, the Committee discussed key rating factors and
critical issues in accordance with the relevant criteria.
Qualitative and quantitative risk factors were considered and
discussed, looking at track-record and forecasts.  The chair
ensured every voting member was given the opportunity to
articulate his/her opinion.  The chair or designee reviewed the
draft report to ensure consistency with the Committee decision.
The views and the decision of the rating committee are summarized
in the above rationale and outlook.

RATINGS LIST

Upgraded; CreditWatch/Outlook Action
                                        To                 From
Cuernavaca (City of)
Issuer Credit Rating
CaVal (Mexico) National Scale        mxBB/Stable/--     SD/--/--


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COSTA BONITA: Court Orders Voluntary Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case
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Costa Bonita Beach Resort, Inc., requested the District of Puerto
Rico Bankruptcy Court to grant a voluntary dismissal of the
Chapter 11 case.  While various creditors joined in Costa Bonita's
motion, secured creditor DF Servicing LLC opposed voluntary
dismissal and instead moved the Court to convert the case to a
Chapter 7 liquidation.  Asociacion de Condomines de Costa Bonita,
the homeowners' association for the Debtor's condominium
collateral, likewise requested that the Court convert the case.
DF holds a valid, perfected and secured claim of over $5.2 Million
in this single asset real estate (SARE) case.

The Court conducted a two-day hearing on DF's Motion to Convert
and the Debtor's Motion to Dismiss in late April 2014.  Hon.
Enrique S. Lamoutte ultimately ordered dismissal with a 36-month
bar to refiling the case.

At the hearing, DF's experts estimated that the pre-petition value
of the estate was in excess of $12 million, and that as of the
hearing date the value had decreased more than $7 million to an
approximate market value of $5.2 million.  Further, DF's insurance
experts testified at the hearing that the Debtor had allowed the
existing insurance on the real estate collateral to lapse by
failing to make a premium payment of over $31,000.  Despite the
Debtor's contention that it had obtained replacement insurance
policies, DF's experts stated that the Debtor's purported
replacement insurance was defective and/or deficient for a host of
reasons.

The Debtor's Vice-President, Aida Escribano, testified at the
hearing that the Debtor had only generated revenue of $551,000
since filing its Chapter 11 Petition in February 2012, and had
paid more than $558,000 in expenses during the same time frame.
Further, Escribano admitted that the majority of the revenue
consisted of loans from stockholders and owners rather than
revenue from operations.  Escribano also admitted that the Debtor
has made no payments to DF, paid no taxes, nor even paid its
Chapter 11 counsel.  Escribano also admitted that the only
potential rehabilitation of the Debtor was the sale of the real
estate collateral to a third party buyer; however, there are
currently no prospective buyers.

Section 1112(b)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code permits, after notice to
the parties and a hearing, either dismissal or conversion --
whichever is in the best interest of the estate. The Court has
discretion in choosing between dismissal and conversion, and
applies a balancing test to determine which approach is in the
best interest of the bankruptcy estate.  In re DeJoungne, 334 B.R.
760, 770 (1st Cir. B.A.P. 2005).

In reaching its decision to dismiss, the Court opined that since
the Debtor is administratively insolvent, it is unlikely that the
Debtor can rehabilitate or fund a Plan of Reorganization.  The
Court acknowledged that creditors face multiple detriments in this
case, such as diminution of the property value, risk to collateral
due to the lack of insurance, and the Debtor's failure to provide
Monthly Operating Reports and to pay taxes which are due.
However, because liquidation at this time would result in
distribution solely to DF and not the remaining creditors, the
Court determined that dismissal of the Debtor's Petition with a
36-month bar on the refiling of a Petition to be in the best
interest of the estate.

DF is represented by Luis C. Marini-Biaggi, Esq., and Nayuan
Zouairabani, Esq., at O'Neill & Borges LLC of San Juan, PR.

                        About Costa Bonita

Costa Bonita Beach Resort, Inc., owns 50 apartments at the Costa
Bonita Beach Resort in Culebra, Puerto Rico.  It filed a
bankruptcy petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code for
the first time (Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 09-00699) on Feb. 3, 2009.
During this case, the Court entered an Opinion and Order finding
that the Debtor satisfied all three (3) prongs of the Single Asset
Real Estate, and, as such is a SARE case subject to 11 U.S.C. Sec.
362(d)(3). The Court also entered an Order modifying the automatic
stay to allow creditor DEV, S.E., to continue in state court
proceedings for the removal of the illegal easement and the
restoration of DEV, S.E.'s land to its original condition by the
Debtor.  The first bankruptcy petition was dismissed on May 10,
2011 on the grounds that the Debtor failed to comply with an April
21, 2011 Order and the Debtor's failure to maintain adequate
insurance.  The case was subsequently closed on Oct. 11, 2011.

Costa Bonita Beach Resort filed a second bankruptcy petition
(Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 12-00778) on Feb. 2, 2012, in Old San
Juan, Puerto Rico.  In the 2012 petition, the Debtor said assets
are worth $15.1 million with debt totaling $14.2 million,
including secured debt of $7.8 million.  The apartments are valued
at $9.6 million while a restaurant and some commercial spaces at
the resort are valued at $3.67 million.  The apartments serve as
collateral for the $7.8 million while the commercial property is
unencumbered.

Bankruptcy Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte presides over the 2012 case.
Charles Alfred Cuprill, Esq., serves as counsel in the 2012 case.
The petition was signed by Carlos Escribano Miro, president.


CUE & LOPEZ: Harrison Seeks to Withdraw as Debtor's Counsel
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Attorney Patricia I. Varella Harrison seeks the Bankruptcy Court's
approval to withdraw as counsel for Cue & Lopez Construction, Inc.
Ms. Harrison ended her employment at Charles A. Cupril, FSC law
offices on May 15, 2014.  Cupril will continue as counsel for the
Debtor.

Meanwhile, Cue & Lopez Construction sought a third extension
within which to file its Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure
Statement in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

The Debtor previously obtained extensions through June 2, 2014.
The Debtor claims this brief extension is necessary because the
Debtor continues to renew and negotiate proofs of claim by the
Puerto Rico Treasury Department, the IRS, and Scotiabank Puerto
Rico.  Additionally, the Debtor is working to acquire new projects
which would affect plan feasibility.

Bankruptcy Judge Brian K. Tester granted the Debtor's request and
ordered the Debtor's Plan and Disclosure Statement due by June 23,
2014.

                         About Cue & Lopez

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Cue & Lopez Construction, Inc., sought
protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on Oct. 4, 2013
(Case No. 13-08297, Bankr. D.P.R.).  The case is assigned to Judge
Brian K. Tester.

Cue & Lopez Contractors, Inc., filed a separate Chapter 11
petition (Case No. 13-08299) on the same date.

The Debtors are represented by Charles Alfred Cuprill, Esq., at
Charles A Curpill, PSC Law Office, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  CPA
Luis R. Carrasquillo & Co., P.S.C., serves as accountant.

Cue & Lopez Construction scheduled $13,334,151 in total assets and
$17,520,089 in total liabilities.  The Chapter 11 petitions were
signed by Frank F. Cue Garcia, president.


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PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA: Loses US$15.1 Billion in Fuel Subsidy
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El Universal reports that the high fuel subsidy in Venezuela
continues causing losses to Petroleos de Venezuela (PSVSA).  The
company said its losses is due to "oil prices significantly below
production and marketing costs," the state-owned corporation
commented on its 2013 financial reports, according to El
Universal.

The balance indicates that "unrecoverable expenses and costs"
after domestic sales amounted to US$15.1 billion in 2013, mainly
attributed to "fuel sold at regulated prices and the irretrievable
value of certain assets related to refining, which are associated
to production and sale of fuel in the domestic market," the report
notes.

The figure reported in 2013 is actually 2.4% lower than that of
2012 (US$15.5 billion), the report relates.  However, the report
discloses that losses arising out of the fuel subsidy in the
internal market in 2013 stood 48% above those of 2011, calculated
at US$10.2 billion.

                  Growth on the Internal Market

Fuel domestic demand soared 3.2% in 2013, and ended at US$703,000
barrels per day, the report relates.

Nonetheless, gasoline sale means US$7,500 in losses annually,
based on Pdvsa's estimates, the report notes.  Demand was around
US$300,000 bpd, the report adds.

                           About PDVSA

Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. -- http://www.PDVSA.com/-- engages in
the exploration, production, refining, transport, and commerce of
hydrocarbons.  The company was founded in 1975 and is based in
Caracas, Venezuela.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
May 21, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B-'
debt rating to Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.'s (PDVSA; B-/Negative/-
-) proposed $5 billion senior unsecured notes due 2024. PDVSA
Petroleo S.A., PDVSA's exploration-and-production subsidiary (not
rated), unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees the notes.


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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
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Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America is a daily newsletter
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USA, Marites O. Claro, Joy A. Agravante, Rousel Elaine T.
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