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            Thursday, August 20, 2015, Vol. 16, No. 164



BAHA MAR: Opening of Resort to be Delayed Beyond Christmas Season


JALLES MACHADO: S&P Affirms 'BB-' Corp. Rating; Outlook Stable
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO: Fuel Unit Sale Approval Was Split
PDG REALTY: S&P Lowers CCR to 'CCC-' & Puts on Creditwatch Neg.

C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

3G LOW FUND: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Aug. 27
BIBBY INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 3
COLORADO SECURITIES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
FIFTH AVENUE: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 23
FIFTH AVENUE GLOBAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 23

ISLAND PROPERTY: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
NAMBU COMPANY: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 14
RAINBOW BEACH: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 15
SAMPRASS LIMITED: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
TIMEPIECE HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 16

VIRGIL HOLDINGS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up


CHILE: GDP Grows More Than Expected on Expansionary Policy
CHILE: Challenges Persist for Corporates, Fitch Says

D O M I N I C A N   R E P U B L I C

BANCO PERAVIA: Superintendence Defends Handling of Collapse
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Exports Fall 16.3%


COBRE DEL MAYO: Fitch Cuts Issuer Default Ratings to 'CCC'
FRONTIER STAR: Meeting of Creditors Set for Sept. 1
NOGALES MUNICIPALITY: Moody's Changes Outlook & Affirms B2 Rating

P U E R T O    R I C O

ANNA'S LINENS: Lender Says Parties Still Discussing DIP Terms
PMC MARKETING: PRASA's Bid to Dismiss Suit Granted
PUERTO RICO AQUEDUCT: S&P Rates 2015A Sr.-Lien Revenue Bonds CCC-
PUERTO RICO AQUEDUCT: Stabilizing Prices May Lure High-Yield CEFs

T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Bharath Says Forex Woes to Clear Up After Polls


LATIN AMERICA: Corporates Under Pressure, Fitch Says

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BAHA MAR: Opening of Resort to be Delayed Beyond Christmas Season
Tim McLaughlin at Reuters reports that the opening of the $3.5
billion Baha Mar mega-resort in the Bahamas is expected to be
delayed beyond the start of the Christmas season, with the
developer deep in an escalating legal battle with the Chinese
companies that are providing most of the finance and construction

Even if construction on the unfinished resort resumed this month,
there is little chance the project could be completed by mid-
December, the start of the high season for Bahamas resorts,
according to local contractors who have worked on the project,
according to Reuters.  They asked not to be named because they are
still seeking payment for some of their work, the report notes.

Reuters relays that these sources said it would take a least five
months to complete the resort, partly because the project has
fallen behind on inspections while some key contractors have moved
on to other jobs.

Baha Mar missed a March 27 opening because of construction delays
and dwindling cash, Reuters recalls.  Missing the high season,
when resorts charge premium prices, would further hurt its
finances, the report notes.

Sarkis Izmirlian, whose Baha Mar Ltd is developer of the project,
is trying to restructure the project's finances in U.S. Bankruptcy
Court in Delaware.  A Bahamas resident, Izmirlian is the son of
Armenian billionaire Dikran Izmirlian who made his fortune in the
peanut market.

But the Bahamian government, along with China's Export Import Bank
and China Construction America (CCA), are trying to block that
move as they initiate a separate liquidation proceeding in Nassau.
China ExIm has bankrolled most of the project and CCA is the main
contractor, the report notes.

Baha Mar's legal battle and internal squabbles have roiled the
country's fragile economy, Reuters relays.

During a July 28 radio interview in the Bahamas, Mr. Izmirlian
said Baha Mar could open for the Christmas season, but that window
was closing "very rapidly," as legal maneuvers by the Chinese and
Bahamas government would only delay an opening, Reuters notes.

A lawyer for Baha Mar Ltd told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey
that settlement talks between Izmirlian and the Chinese remain
halted, the report relays.  With no face-to-face meetings, energy
is being put toward the ongoing litigation, said Tyson Lomazow, a
lawyer at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, the report discloses.

Baha Mar Ltd declined to comment on the possibility of a Christmas
opening, but said in a statement it was trying to get a resolution
that would allow an opening as soon as possible, Reuters adds.

                         About Baha Mar

Orlando, Florida-based Northshore Mainland Services Inc., Baha Mar
Enterprises Ltd., and their affiliates sought protection under
Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on June 29, 2015 (Bankr. D.Del.,
Case No. 15-11402).  Baha Mar owns, and is in the final stages of
developing, a 3.3 million square foot resort complex located in
Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas.

The case is assigned to Judge Kevin J. Carey.

The Debtors are represented by Paul S. Aronzon, Esq., and Mark
Shinderman, Esq., at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, in Los
Angeles, California; and Gerard Uzzi, Esq., Thomas J. Matz, Esq.,
and Steven Z. Szanzer, Esq., at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
LLP, in New York.  The Debtors' Delaware counselare Laura Davis
Jones, Esq., James E. O'Neill, Esq., Colin R. Robinson, Esq., and
Peter J. Keane, Esq., at Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, in
Wilmington, Delaware.  The Debtors' Bahamian counsel is Glinton
Sweeting O'Brien.  The Debtors' special litigation counsel is
& Kim LLP.  The Debtors' construction counsel is Glaser Weil Fink
Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP.

The Debtors' investment banker and financial advisor is Moelis
Company LLC.  The Debtors' claims and noticing agent is Prime


JALLES MACHADO: S&P Affirms 'BB-' Corp. Rating; Outlook Stable
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its global scale 'BB-'
and national scale corporate ratings on Jalles Machado S.A..  The
outlook remains stable.

The ratings affirmation reflects S&P's expectation that Jalles
will continue to operate close to or at full capacity, diluting
fixed costs, while it increases its industrial efficiency and
maintains capex at maintenance levels.  Moreover, the company's
cash inflow from the sale of one of its energy cogeneration assets
strengthened its cash position and offset its high short term
debt.  These factors result in gradually higher free operating
cash flow generation, enabling Jalles to lower its debt levels and
to gradually improve its capital structure, even under
persistently low global sugar and ethanol prices, and despite the
effects of foreign exchange volatility on its debt.

PETROLEO BRASILEIRO: Fuel Unit Sale Approval Was Split
Juan Pablo Spinetto at Bloomberg News reports that Petroleo
Brasileiro SA's board authorized the sale of a 25 stake in its
fuel distribution business at a meeting in which the chairman
voted against the proposal, signaling strategy divergences at the
state-controlled producer.

Murilo Ferreira, who was appointed chairman in April, said
Petrobras should first hire retail specialists to design a new
business plan for Petrobras Distribuidora SA to improve its
performance before divesting a stake, the producer said in a
filing, according to Bloomberg News.

Bloomberg News notes that the sale was also opposed by director
Deyvid Bacelar on the grounds of unfavorable market conditions.

The Rio de Janeiro-based company is planning the sale as part of a
cost-cutting and divestment strategy at a time when a collapse in
oil prices undermines values and the resources of would-be buyers,
Bloomberg News relays.

Crude has lost more than half its value in the past year, with
Brent falling below $50 a barrel, Bloomberg News discloses.

The fuel unit, known as BR, is Latin America's largest distributor
and marketer of petroleum derivatives and biofuels.  The company
was valued by banks at between BRL30 billion ($8.6 billion) and
BRL40 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told
Bloomberg earlier this month, asking not to be named because talks
are private, Bloomberg News notes.

BR controls the largest gasoline station network in Brazil, with
about 8,000 units and more than 1,000 convenience stores. It also
sells fuels including diesel and ethanol.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Aug. 13, 2015, Moody's Investors Service affirmed all ratings for
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) and ratings based on
Petrobras' guarantee. This includes the affirmation of Petrobras'
Ba2 senior unsecured debt rating.  The company's b2 baseline
credit assessment (BCA) is unchanged.  The outlook is stable for
Petrobras and its guaranteed debt.

PDG REALTY: S&P Lowers CCR to 'CCC-' & Puts on Creditwatch Neg.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its global scale
corporate credit rating on PDG Realty S.A. Empreendimentos E
Participacoes (PDG) to 'CCC-' from 'B-'.  In addition, S&P lowered
its national scale rating to 'brCCC-' from 'brB-' on the company.
At the same time, S&P lowered the issue-level rating on PDG's
secured debt to 'brCCC' from 'brB' the issue-level rating on its
unsecured debt to 'brCCC-' from 'brB-'.  S&P also placed all
ratings on CreditWatch negative.

The downgrade follows PDG's announcement that it has started a
process to restructure its debt.  The company hired Rothschild to
work on this process, and it expects to renegotiate terms and
conditions with several banks over the next few months.  The debt
restructuring process may result in a distressed exchange if
investors receive less than the original promise.

A distress exchange could be characterized by:

   -- The combination of any cash amount and principal amount of
      new securities offered is less than the original par amount;

   -- The interest rate is lower than the original yield;

   -- The new securities' maturities extend beyond the original

   -- The timing of payments is slowed (e.g., zero-coupon from
      quarterly paying, or bullet from amortizing); or

   -- The debt seniority ranking is altered to more junior.

C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

3G LOW FUND: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Aug. 27
The shareholder of 3G Low Volatility Fund Partners Ltd. will hear
on Aug. 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., the liquidators' report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidators are:

          E. Andrew Hersant
          Christopher Humphries
          Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries
          36A Dr. Roy's Drive, George Town
          P.O. Box 2510 Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 3344
          Facsimile: (345) 949 2888

BIBBY INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 3
The creditors of Bibby International Services (Cayman Islands)
Limited are required to file their proofs of debt by Sept. 3,
2015, to be included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on July 22, 2015.

The company's liquidator is:

          David Griffin
          c/o Kayla Anderson
          FTI Consulting (Cayman) Limited
          2D Landmark Square, 64 Earth Close
          P.O. Box 30613 Grand Cayman KY1-1203
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 743 6830

COLORADO SECURITIES: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
On July 23, 2015, the sole shareholder of Colorado Securities
Limited resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Commerce Corporate Services Limited
          P.O. Box 694 Grand Cayman
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: 949 8666
          Facsimile: 949 0626

FIFTH AVENUE: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 23
The creditors of Fifth Avenue Value Creation Offshore Fund Ltd.
are required to file their proofs of debt by Sept. 23, 2015, to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 21, 2015.

The company's liquidators are:

          Jacqueline Stirling
          Ian Morgan
          Bessemer Trust Company (Cayman) Limited
          Telephone: (345) 949-6674
          Facsimile: (345) 945-2722
          P.O. Box 2254 Grand Cayman KY1-1107
          Cayman Islands

FIFTH AVENUE GLOBAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 23
The creditors of Fifth Avenue Global Equity Offshore Fund Ltd. are
required to file their proofs of debt by Sept. 23, 2015, to be
included in the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 21, 2015.

The company's liquidators are:

          Jacqueline Stirling
          Ian Morgan
          Bessemer Trust Company (Cayman) Limited
          Telephone: (345) 949-6674
          Facsimile: (345) 945-2722
          P.O. Box 2254 Grand Cayman KY1-1107
          Cayman Islands

ISLAND PROPERTY: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
At an extraordinary general meeting held on July 21, 2015, the
shareholder of Island Property Inc resolved to voluntarily wind up
the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Commerce Corporate Services Limited
          P.O. Box 694 Grand Cayman
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: 949 8666
          Facsimile: 949 0626

NAMBU COMPANY: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 14
The creditors of Nambu Company Limited are required to file their
proofs of debt by Sept. 14, 2015, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 17, 2015.

The company's liquidator is:

          Lion International Management Limited
          P.O. Box 71 Craigmuir Chambers
          Road Town, Tortola
          British Virgin Islands
          c/o Philip C Pedro
          HSBC International Trustee Limited
          Compass Point
          Bermudiana Road
          Hamilton HM 11
          Telephone: (441) 299-6482
          Facsimile: (441) 299-6526

RAINBOW BEACH: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 15
The creditors of Rainbow Beach Ltd. are required to file their
proofs of debt by Sept. 15, 2015, to be included in the company's
dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 21, 2015.

The company's liquidator is:

          Lion International Management Limited
          P.O. Box 71 Craigmuir Chambers
          Road Town, Tortola
          British Virgin Islands
          c/o Philip C Pedro
          HSBC International Trustee Limited
          Compass Point
          Bermudiana Road
          Hamilton HM 11
          Telephone: (441) 299-6482
          Facsimile: (441) 299-6526

SAMPRASS LIMITED: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
On July 21, 2015, the sole shareholder of Samprass Limited
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

The company's liquidators are:

          Probitas Limited
          Equitas Limited
          Clifton House
          75 Fort Street
          P.O. Box 1350 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands

TIMEPIECE HOLDINGS: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Sept. 16
The creditors of Timepiece Holdings Limited are required to file
their proofs of debt by Sept. 16, 2015, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on July 23, 2015.

The company's liquidator is:

          Mufeed Rajab
          c/o Dominique Massias
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands

VIRGIL HOLDINGS: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
On July 22, 2015, the sole shareholder of Virgil Holdings Ltd
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Commerce Corporate Services Limited
          P.O. Box 694 Grand Cayman
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: 949 8666
          Facsimile: 949 0626


CHILE: GDP Grows More Than Expected on Expansionary Policy
Javiera Quiroga at Bloomberg News reports that Chile's economy
grew more than analysts forecast in the second quarter fueled by a
pick-up in consumer demand as the central bank pursues the most
expansionary monetary policy in the Americas.

Gross domestic product grew 1.9 percent from the year earlier, the
central bank said, compared with the 1.7 percent medium estimate
of 23 economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

From the previous quarter, GDP was unchanged.

Chile has the lowest real interest rates among inflation-targeting
central banks in the Americas and Europe outside of war-ravaged
Ukraine and recession-hit Russia, as the economy remains weak,
according to Bloomberg News.  The expansionary monetary policy and
increased public spending helped domestic demand rise 2 percent in
the second quarter from the year earlier, up from 1.3 percent in
the previous three months, Bloomberg News notes.

Bloomberg News relates that the "figures confirm that the recovery
is still sluggish, but recent industrial production and retail
sales data suggest that the underlying trend remains positive,"
Andres Abadia, senior international economist at Pantheon
Macroeconomics Ltd., said in a note to clients.

The central bank kept its benchmark rate at 3 percent last week.
The rate is 1.6 percentage points below inflation, compared with
0.3 point in Peru and close to zero in Colombia, Bloomberg News
notes.  In Mexico, the key rate is 0.3 point above inflation and
in Brazil the differential is 4.7 points, Bloomberg News says.

                        Manufacturing Gain

Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg forecast Chile will grow 2.6
percent this and for Latin America as a whole to expand 0.1
percent, Bloomberg News relays.

Bloomberg News discloses that Chilean growth picked up toward the
end of the second quarter.  Manufacturing unexpectedly rose 1.7
percent in June from the year earlier, while retail sales gained
faster than expected and copper production was the highest since
January, Bloomberg News notes.

An 18 percent slump in the peso against the dollar in the past
year has helped some industries remain competitive, while the
unemployment rate has also risen less than analysts expected,
sustaining domestic demand, Bloomberg News relays.

The peso fell 1.3 percent to 698.99 to the dollar Tuesday, Aug. 18
as the price of copper, which accounts for more than half of
Chilean exports, tumbled to $2.28 per pound, the lowest since
2009, Bloomberg News notes.

"Downside risks to growth predominate," Mr. Abadia said. "Copper
prices have fallen massively in recent months," Mr. Abadia added.

Investment fell 3 percent in the second quarter from the year
earlier, after contracting 1.9 percent in the previous three
months, the central bank said, Bloomberg News discloses.

"This is particularly worrisome as investment has been the main
drag on economic activity in the current cycle, and is not showing
any signs of stabilization yet," Mr. Abadia added.

CHILE: Challenges Persist for Corporates, Fitch Says
Chilean corporates face challenging conditions due to weak
macroeconomic conditions, lower commodity prices, and aggressive
capex plans financed using debt, according to Fitch Ratings'
Chilean Corporate Outlook Report.

"Credit metrics continue to deteriorate in Chile. Approximately
15% of the corporates have Negative Rating Outlooks," according to
Alejandra Fernandez, a Director at Fitch. "Of the four issuers
with Negative Outlooks: GeoPark and CAP are under enormous
pressure due to low commodity prices, Masisa's results are
suffering because of weak conditions in Brazil, Venezuela and
Argentina, while Entel's leverage has increased significantly due
to its aggressive investments in Peru."

Leverage has increased for the majority of the 28 Chilean
corporates with international ratings over the past few years. As
of March 31, 2015, the median net debt/EBITDA ratio was 3.5x. This
ratio compares with 2.4x in 2011. Negative operating cash flow
trends have been a key driver of higher leverage. The cash flow
from operations of these issuers has deteriorated by double digits
since 2012.

Another key contributor to rising debt levels has been debt-funded
M&A activity, which has expanded the presence of many corporates
in Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Among these countries, the
investments in Brazil remain as pressure points for Chilean
corporates. Among the 10 issuers with operations in Brazil, Masisa
remains in the weakest position, followed by Latam. Andina is also
expected to come under pressure from negative consumer trends in
that market.

Positively, foreign exchange risk is largely manageable for the 28
Chilean corporates in aggregate. Derivatives are common and
issuers can find instruments that match the terms of the bonds.
Issuers have done a reasonable job balancing the currency of their
debt versus the currency of their cash flow.

D O M I N I C A N   R E P U B L I C

BANCO PERAVIA: Superintendence Defends Handling of Collapse
Dominican Today reports that the Superintendence of Banks states
that it has acted and managed the Banco Peravia collapse
transparently and firmly and with strict adherence to the Monetary
and Financial Law 183-02 and its application regulation, with a
view to protecting the rights of account holders and the wellbeing
of the national financial system.

In a communique, it declares that it has presented a formal
criminal lawsuit against 17 individuals and that it is still
actively awaiting the conclusion of the investigation being
carried out by the National District Prosecutor's Office with a
view to proceeding against all parties deemed to have any degree
of responsibility in the case, according to Dominican Today.

In response to the information based on an interrogation conducted
by prosecutors with Natacha Gabriela Castillo, suggesting that
"Mr. Jos‚ Luis Santoro sent the sum of RD$200,000 to an employee
identified as Iromi Castro, via a messenger under the category of
expenses," the Superintendence stated that Mr. Heiromy Castro had
served as director of the Asset Laundering and Financial Crimes
Prevention Department, and that he was removed from the
institution on July 10th 2015 for reasons not connected with the
Banco Peravia case, the report notes.

The communique adds that the Superintendence was not aware that
Heiromy Castro had held any meetings with Jose Luis Santoro, or
that he had received RD$200,000, the report relays.

* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Exports Fall 16.3%
Dominican Today reports that in contrast with the recent figures
supplied by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
reports that during this year's first quarter, exports from the
Dominican Republic have declined by 16.3% compared to the same
period in 2014.

The regional body adds that this decrease was accompanied by a
21.6% growth in imports during the period in question, according
to Dominican Today.

According to ECLAC, in monetary terms the country exported US$1.9
billion worth of goods between January and March 2015, while
imports reached US$4.017 billion, a deficit of US$2.025 billion,
the report adds.


COBRE DEL MAYO: Fitch Cuts Issuer Default Ratings to 'CCC'
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the long-term foreign and local
currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Cobre del Mayo S.A. de
C.V. (CdM) to 'CCC' from 'B', and the rating for its senior
unsecured 10.75% notes due 2018 to 'CCC/RR4' from 'B/RR4'. CdM's
national rating has also been downgraded to 'CCC(mex)' from 'BBB-


Elevated Unit Costs:

CdM encountered a number of operational issues since the second
half of 2014 that have lowered copper production and increased
unit costs from Fitch's previous expectations. Production issues
include greater levels of altered ore, slowing down production of
copper cathodes resulting in higher production costs on a per unit
basis. During the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), the company's C1
cost of production increased to $2.40/lb of copper compared to
$2.08/lb in 1Q14. During this period, copper prices declined
significantly to between $2.40/lb-$2.30/lb currently from around
$3.10/lb on average in 2014, exacerbating operational challenges.
Fitch's mid-cycle price assumption for copper during 2015 and 2016
is $2.72/lb on average, rising to $2.95/lb in 2017 and beyond.

High Leverage Expected in 2015:

Fitch's base case for CdM indicates EBITDA generation in the
region of $26 million in 2015 representing a significant decline
when compared to over $80 million in previous expectations
adjusting for revised prices for copper of $2.72/lb for the year.
The company's EBITDA was $64 million in 2014 and $92 million in
2013. The year-on-year decline in EBITDA was attributable to
copper cathode production decreasing to 75.5 tonnes per day (tpd)
in 2014 compared to 83.3 tpd in 2013 while average realized copper
prices to fell $3.21/lb from $3.31/lb. Production issues that
materialized during the second half of 2014 (2H14) are in the
process of being resolved by the company with improvement expected
in 2H15. Costs are expected to reduce in-line with a return to
CdM's installed copper cathode production capacity of around 87
tpd from 70.2 tpd achieved during 1Q15. As a result of these
issues, CdM's total debt to EBITDA ratio is expected at above 9x
in 2015, declining to below 5.0x in 2016 and around 3.0x in 2017
as production levels recover.

Shareholder Support Necessary in 2015:

CdM's parent companies, Frontera Copper Corporation, S.A.P.I. de
C.V. (FCC), Frontera Cobre del Mayo Mexico S.A. de C.V. (FCDM) and
Lawrie Associates LLP, have demonstrated commitment to CdM's
capital structure while it continues to invest in maximizing
production through equity contributions totalling over $37 million
over the three year period spanning 2012 to 2014. Fitch's base
case indicates further shareholder contributions may be required
in 2015 to aid CdM in making its November coupon payment on the
10.75% senior unsecured notes due 2018, as it resolves its
operating and production issues. The shareholders' renegotiated
the announced acquisition of the common shares of Kupari Holdings
(KH) following the decline in copper prices resulting in CdM now
holding 40% of the total share capital of KH, with CdM accounting
for its participation using the equity method. Subsequently, KH,
Kupari Metals S.A. and Bi Metals Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. each
executed supplemental indentures whereby they became additional
guarantors of CdM's senior unsecured notes.


Fitch's key assumptions within the rating case for the issuer

-- Copper price of $2.72/lb in 2015 and 2016, increasing to
    $2.95/lb in 2017.
-- C1 cash cost of $2.26/lb in 2015 and between $1.80/lb to
    $2.00/lb during 2016 to 2018. Prior expectations for cash
    costs were around $1.60/lb from 2015-2018.
-- Copper sold of approximately 28,600 tonnes in 2015, 32,500
    tonnes in 2016 and 31,500 tonnes in 2017.


Refinancing Strategy:

Fitch's base case indicates that CdM will likely experience a
challenging operating scenario during 2015 and 2016 due to its
third-quartile cost of production combined with a period of low
copper prices. Fitch's previous expectations for CdM indicated a
gradual transition to a second quartile producer of copper.
Ongoing support from shareholders may be necessary to ensure
future interest payments are made on time over the next 18 to 24
months, a scenario that may result in difficulty refinancing CdM's
notes due 2018. Ratings could be downgraded further should
operating unit costs remain elevated with liquidity insufficient
and shareholder support not be forthcoming over this period.

A ratings upgrade is dependent upon the company significantly
lowering its C1 production costs to below $2/lb on a sustained
basis, demonstrating improved ongoing liquidity along with
proactive initiatives to secure funds for refinancing CdM's 10.75%
notes due 2018.


Liquidity Concern:

CdM's cash and marketable securities were $18 million as of March
31, 3015 compared to interest expense of $25 million and expected
capex of around $28 million due during the year. CdM may require
additional liquidity support to bridge the gap between lower cash
flow generation and its various financial obligations during the
year. Fitch's base case indicates low cash flow from operations
(CFFO) of around $16 million and FCF of negative $11 million in
2015. The company is on track to resolve its production issues and
should receive additional cost relief from the continued
depreciation in the Mexican Peso. Fitch expects CdM's EBITDA to
recover to over $50 million, CFFO to over $30 million and FCF to
$18 million in 2016 as production volumes increase to 89 tpd.

Higher Refinancing Risk:

CdM's 10.75% senior unsecured $217 million notes are due on Nov.
15, 2018 and comprise approximately 90% of total debt as of March
31, 2015 with the remaining debt mostly related to capital leases.
The company repurchased $7.8 million of the notes during March
2015 decreasing the outstanding amount from the $225 million
originally issued and proportionally lowering its interest payment
going forward. Lower copper prices and anticipated higher interest
rates may possibly complicate the refinancing process.


Fitch has downgraded the following ratings:

Cobre del Mayo S.A. de C.V.

-- Long-term foreign currency IDR to 'CCC' from 'B';
-- Long-term local currency IDR to 'CCC' from 'B';
-- Senior unsecured 10.75% notes due 2018 to 'CCC/RR4' from
-- National long-term rating to 'CCC(mex)' from 'BBB-(mex)'.

FRONTIER STAR: Meeting of Creditors Set for Sept. 1
The meeting of creditors of Frontier Star LLC and Frontier Star CJ
LLC is set to be held on Sept. 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., according to
a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Arizona.

The meeting will be held at the US Trustee Meeting Room, Suite
102, 230 N. First Avenue, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The court overseeing the bankruptcy case of a company schedules
the meeting of creditors usually about 30 days after the
bankruptcy petition is filed.  The meeting is called the "341
meeting" after the section of the Bankruptcy Code that requires

A representative of the company is required to appear at the
meeting and answer questions under oath.  The meeting is presided
over by the U.S. trustee, the Justice Department's bankruptcy

                       About Frontier Star

Guadalupe, Arizona-based Frontier Star LLC and Frontier Star CJ
LLC are owned by three grandchildren of Carl Karcher, who founded
the fast-food chain.  The grandchildren include the LeVecke
siblings Carl, Margaret and Jason, who is listed as chief
executive officer/manager of both companies.  The LeVecke siblings
had more than 130 Carl's Jr. and Hardee's franchises in seven
states and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as of late 2013, according to
an Arizona Republic article that announced the grand opening of a
new sports-themed Carl's Jr. restaurant in Glendale.

NOGALES MUNICIPALITY: Moody's Changes Outlook & Affirms B2 Rating
Moody's de Mexico changed the outlook of the Municipality of
Nogales to negative from stable.  At the same time, the issuer
ratings were affirmed at B2/



The affirmation of Nogales' ratings reflects the extremely high
debt levels held by the municipality.  In 2014, Nogales' debt
represented 112.6% of operating revenues, the highest level among
Mexican municipalities rated by Moody's.  The ratings also reflect
the municipality's deteriorating own-source revenues, which
decreased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% between
2010 and 2014.  This has resulted in a deterioration of Nogales'
financial results.  Nogales' gross operating balance has passed
from 0.9 to -14.3% over the same period, with the latter level
broadly in line with Mexican municipalities rated in the B


The negative outlook reflects the likelihood that own-source
revenues will continue deteriorating over the short-term, in part
due to the weak tax collection, which will result in further
weakening of Nogales' financial metrics.

The change in outlook is also a reflection of Nogales' extremely
weak governance and transparency practices, which result in little
visibility over the municipality's short-term financial strategy.
Although Nogales registered a cash position of MXN 86 million at
the end of 2014, we anticipate that this cash will be fully used
in 2015, which will increase the likelihood of Nogales contracting
short-term debt by the end of 2015.  The expiration of the grace
period in January for Nogales' long-term debt will put additional
pressure on the municipality's finances as it begins to repay


Given the negative outlook and Moody's perspective of continuous
revenue decline, an upgrade in the next 12 to 18 months is
unlikely.  However, the outlook could be stabilized if Nogales
reverses its trend of deteriorating own-source revenues, leading
to a stabilization and eventual improvement in its gross operating
and cash financing results.  Conversely, deterioration in the
municipality's own-source revenues, leading to an increase in the
municipality's debt or a reduction in its liquidity position,
could exert downward pressure on the ratings.

P U E R T O    R I C O

ANNA'S LINENS: Lender Says Parties Still Discussing DIP Terms
Salus Capital Partners, LLC, filed a preliminary response to (I)
the various objections to Anna's Linens, Inc.'s motion for entry
of interim and final orders (i) authorizing the Debtor to (a)
obtain postpetition financing, and (b) utilize cash collateral;
and (II) informal issues raised by the Official Committee of
Unsecured Creditors.

According to Salus, it is in discussion with the Debtor, the
Committee regarding the terms of a final order that would be
acceptable to all of the parties and could be submitted to the
Court.  In the event the parties reach an agreement, and submit an
agreed final order, such final order will address substantially
all of the DIP objections.

In the event the parties are unable to reach an agreement prior to
the final hearing, the parties intend to seek a short continuance
of the final hearing in order to finalize discussions, or brief
the issues related to the final order.

Salus serves as administrative and collateral agent pursuant to
that certain senior secured super-priority debtor-in-possession
credit agreement by and among the Debtor, the lenders party

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter on July 27, 2015,
Shewak Lajwanti Home Fashions, Inc. and its affiliated creditors
asked the Court to deny the the DIP financing motion and the
assumption motion that the Debtor has filed.

Counsel to the objectors, Steven T. Gubner, Esq., at Ezra Brutzkus
Gubner LLP, in Woodland Hills, California, relates that by the DIP
financing motion, the Debtor sought approval to obtain an
$80 million senior secured super-priority revolving credit
facility from the DIP Lenders, the proceeds of which will be used
solely to:

   (a) extinguish certain prepetition obligations in the amount of
approximately $66.425 million, consisting of approximately (1)
$63 million in principal and interest, (2) $3.2 million in early
termination fees, and (3) $225,000 in credit monitoring fees; (b)
pay fees, costs and expenses in connection with the DIP financing
agreement, including payment of the Agent's and DIP Lender's
reasonable attorney's fees and other out of pocket expenses; (c)
pay Debtor's postpetition operating expenses incurred in the
ordinary course of business; (d) pay costs and expenses of
administration of the Chapter 11 case, including payment of the
Debtor's professional fees; and, (e) pay other amounts as
specified in the approved budget or operative documentation and
allowed by the Bankruptcy Court, in the case of (c) through (e),
in amounts and categories consistent with the approved budget.

Given these set-up, Mr. Gubner told the Court, the DIP financing
will ultimately provide the Debtor with only $13.6 million of new

Mr. Gubner added that the DIP Financing is also subject to
borrowing and availability limitations that may further reduce, or
completely eliminate, the New Money available to the Debtor by
virtue of the DIP Financing.

Mr. Gubner asserted that Shewak Lajwanti and related creditors,
referred to as the Vendors, file their objection because it
appears that the DIP financing motion and related motion are
intended to be vehicles for Salus Capital Partners, LLC, as agent
for the DIP lenders, to foreclose on prepetition collateral
quickly; to shift the expenses (including out of pocket expenses
and attorneys' fees) of that foreclosure to the estate's general
unsecured creditors, while simultaneously encumbering free-and-
clear assets that should be liquidated for the benefit of the
estate's general unsecured creditors.

Mr. Gubner further argued that the Motions unreasonably seek to
give the DIP Lenders an interest in Chapter 5 causes of action to
the detriment of unsecured creditors. He adds that the Agent and
the DIP Lenders are to receive general releases from the estate
and parties-in-interest of any and all claims against them
(including those under section 506(c) of the Bankruptcy Code).
Mr. Gubner said that even more concerning, the Debtor ask that all
of the foregoing be approved before the Debtor's filings of its
schedules or any disclosure of any analysis of the potential
challenges to the Agent's or DIP Lender's liens or claims or the
potential recovery actions against the Agent and the DIP lender.

Salus is represented by:

         Howard J. Steinberg, Esq.
         1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
         Los Angeles, CA 90067
         Tel: (310) 586-7700
         Fax: (310) 586-7800

         Nancy A. Mitchell, Esq.
         200 Park Avenue
         New York, NY 10166
         Tel: (212) 801-9200
         Fax: (212) 801-6400

                   About Anna's Linens

Anna's Linens is a specialty retailer offering home textiles,
furnishings and decor at attractive prices.  Headquartered in
Costa Mesa, California, operates a chain of 268 company owned
retail stores throughout 19 states in the United States (including
Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.) generates over $300 million in
annual revenue and employs a workforce of over 2,500 associates.

Anna's Linens sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Bankr. C.D.
Cal. Case No. 15-13008) in Santa Ana, California, on June 14,

The case is assigned to Judge Theodor Albert.  The Debtor tapped
Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill LLP as counsel.  The Debtor
estimated assets of $50 million to $100 million and debt of $100
million to $500 million.

The U.S. trustee overseeing the Chapter 11 case of Anna's Linens
Inc. appointed seven creditors to serve on the official committee
of unsecured creditors.

PMC MARKETING: PRASA's Bid to Dismiss Suit Granted
Judge Brian K. Tester of the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the District of Puerto Rico granted Autoridad de Acueductos y
Alcantarillados' motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Noreen
Wiscovitch-Rentas, the Chapter 7 trustee for PMC Marketing

The defendant submitted the defense of insufficiency of service of
process, asserting that the Chapter 7 Trustee addressed the
complaint and summons to an individual not authorized to receive
summons on behalf of the defendant in accordance with Federal Rule
of Bankruptcy Procedure 7004.  The defendant pointed out that
attorney Walesca Diaz, the in-house attorney handling the case
upon whom summons for the defendant were served, is not per se the
administrative manager or general agent of the defendant.

Judge Tester held that Diaz, an in-house counsel for the
defendant, does not have adequate commanding discretion arising to
the level of that in a Chief Executive Officer or a General
Counsel, and cannot be said to be a managing or general agent of
the defendant.  As such, Judge Tester concluded that the plaintiff
has not met her burden for service requirements.

The case is IN RE: PMC MARKETING CORP, Chapter 7, Debtor(s) NOREEN
ADVERSARY NO. 12-00126 (Bankr. D.P.R.).

A full-text copy of Judge Tester's July 30, 2015 opinion and order
is available at

                        About PMC Marketing

PMC Marketing Corp. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition (Bankr.
D.P.R. Case No. 09-02048) on March 18, 2009.  The case was
converted into a Chapter 7 proceeding on May 19, 2010.  On May 20,
2010, Noreen Wiscovitch-Rentas was appointed the Chapter 7

PUERTO RICO AQUEDUCT: S&P Rates 2015A Sr.-Lien Revenue Bonds CCC-
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'CCC-' rating to
Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (PRASA)'s series 2015A
senior-lien revenue bonds.  S&P placed the rating and the 'CCC-'
rating on PRASA's existing senior-lien revenue debt on CreditWatch
with negative implications.  S&P also placed the 'CCC-' rating on
PRASA's debt that is first secured by a lien on the net revenues
of the system but ultimately backed by the commonwealth on
CreditWatch with negative implications.  The debt was issued under
a prior resolution that is subordinate to the senior-lien bonds.

"The CreditWatch action reflects our expectation that events could
unfold within the next three months that could expose PRASA to
greater restructuring efforts," said Standard & Poor's credit
analyst Theodore Chapman.  Should decision makers include PRASA
after all in creditor discussions, or should the commonwealth take
negative extraordinary intervention measures by looking to any
available option for emergency liquidity, the ratings on PRASA
debt would remain associated with the commonwealth's GO and
related ratings and would likely eventually reflect a default.

PRASA had approximately $3.3 billion in outstanding senior-lien
revenue bonds prior to this sale.  The bonds are secured, as per
the terms of the 2008 master agreement of trust (MAT) and as
amended in 2012, by a first lien on the gross revenues of PRASA's
retail waterworks and sanitary sewer system.  S&P understands that
bond proceeds will be used mainly to provide funding for approved
projects in PRASA's capital improvement program (CIP), to convert
$90 million in outstanding draws on a line of credit (LOC) to
long-term debt, as well as to reimburse the utility for cash on
hand that was recently used to pay down a large part of that LOC
balance.  PRASA uses the LOC as a bond anticipation note,
effectively providing interim capital for funding approved
projects in its CIP).

PRASA has roughly $285 million of rated debt backstopped by the
commonwealth, and another $899 million of unrated commonwealth-
backed debt; the unrated obligations are state revolving fund or
Rural Utilities Services loans.  S&P understands PRASA intends to
honor these obligations, as well as $162.7 million of debt also
secured by system net revenues and, if that is insufficient, from
an appropriation by the commonwealth.

PUERTO RICO AQUEDUCT: Stabilizing Prices May Lure High-Yield CEFs
Fitch Ratings expects some high-yield US municipal closed-end
funds (CEFs) to consider participating in the recently announced
$750 million offering from the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer
Authority (PRASA/Issuer Default Rating: CC/Rating Watch Negative).
"We believe that PRASA's recent price stability relative to other
Puerto Rican issuers may lure some managers."

Puerto Rico bears very high speculative risks, and until a clear
pathway for an orderly restructuring of debt occurs, purchasers
today face the risk of being part of a future restructuring.

The PRASA offering will be the first test of the market's appetite
for Puerto Rico-domiciled issues since Governor Alejandro Garcia
Padilla's June statement that the commonwealth's debts were
'unpayable'. On Jan. 1 2016, the commonwealth faces $370 million
due in debt service payments on its general obligations bonds.

If the PRASA offering is successful, a return of municipal CEF
managers as investors in Puerto Rico would be a benefit to the
commonwealth as they could be an important source of liquidity and
signal that market participants are more willing to estimate
recoveries post default of Puerto Rican issuers. However, even a
successful offering does not mean there are not significant risks

Fitch notes that under proposed changes to Fitch's rating criteria
for preferred stock of municipal CEFs, exposure to non-investment-
grade state-level issuers would be capped at no more than 10% of
the portfolio for calculating asset coverage. This lower exposure
is proposed given the amount of volatility seen in the price of
Puerto Rico bonds since 2013.

"As we've recently noted in the Fitch Wire article, 'Fitch: Puerto
Rico Holdings Small for Most Muni Closed-End Funds,' the majority
of municipal CEFs long ago reduced their Puerto Rico exposure,
protecting them from recent negative price performance of the
bonds. At of the end of May 2015, 57 of the 192 Fitch-rated
municipal CEFs still had some Puerto Rico holdings. The 57 funds
held an average 1.1% of exposure, and funds holding higher
allocations to Puerto Rico ranged between 2.5% to 6.0% of exposure
to the commonwealth."

T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Bharath Says Forex Woes to Clear Up After Polls
Verne Burnett at Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reports that Minister
of Trade, Industry, Investments and Communications, Vasant
Bharath, said the current problems being experienced by
businesspeople and citizens to get US dollars will clear up after
the general election.

The issue, he said, was not a lack of foreign exchange, noting
more than US$1 billion has been injected into the banking system,
according to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

The report notes that Mr. Bharath said, "The Central Bank itself
would have pumped almost twice as much foreign exchange into the
system for the corresponding period of 2014/2013.  I think it is
over a billion (US) dollars (TT$637,000,000,000) has been put into
the system as opposed to TT$690,000,000 in the corresponding

"It's really a question that every election time there is a
certain anxiety displayed by the population and what tends to
happen is that you don't get the same amount of inflows of foreign
exchange coming back into the system to be converted into TT
dollars, people are holding on to their foreign exchange rather
than converting it, so we expect that with the policies the
Central Bank is putting in place more foreign exchange into the
system," Mr. Bharath said, the report relays.

"I think they are due to put US$100,000,000 into the system again
and after the election we expect this matter to be freed up
completely." Mr. Bharath added.

Pressed about other policy options available to the Central Bank
and the Government instead of just pumping more and more foreign
exchange into the financial system, Mr. Bharath said, "That is a
dictate of the Central Bank to make a determination on that type
of policy because there are many repercussions to raising interest
rates.  That could lead to inflationary pressures, it could lead
to a depression of expenditure with regard to necessities, so
there are a lot of issues," the report relays.


LATIN AMERICA: Corporates Under Pressure, Fitch Says
Fitch Ratings expects operating cash flows of Latin America
credits to remain under stress during 2015. Governments have
increased taxes on consumers and corporates in response to falling
revenues. External conditions also remain weak, especially for
oil, copper and iron ore.

'Fitch foresees another tough 12 months for Latin American
corporates and that the ratio of downgrades to upgrades will not
reach a level of parity until the second half of 2016,' said Joe
Bormann, Managing Director at Fitch. 'During the first seven
months of 2015, downgrades for Latin American corporate issuers
outpaced upgrades by a ratio of 3.5x; this compares with a
downgrade ratio of 2.4x in 2014; 1.6x excluding Argentina.'

Refinancing risk is elevated for small, high-yield corporates
rated 'B+' or lower that have issued bonds of less than $400
million. Positively, exposure to this risk is light in 2015 and
2016. Posadas was the only high-yield issuer with a bond due in
2015, and it repaid its bond in January. Arendal ($80 million),
Ceagro ($100 million) and Marfrig ($375 million) are the 'B' rated
issuers with non-benchmark-sized bonds maturing in 2016.
While there was only $6 billion of Latin America debt amortization
during 2015, this figure rises to $14.2 billion in 2016 and to
$27.6 billion in 2017. High-yield issuers' debt accounts for $4.8
billion of the 2016 debt and $14.1 billion for 2017. During 2017,
nine issuers in the speculative 'B' and lower categories face $11
billion of debt maturities. About $9.2 billion of this is PDVSA
debt, which is subject to high repayment risk.


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.

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