Coronavirus

Brazil's Senate allows multilateral loans

Loans Debt Regulation

São Bernardo do Campos gets the go-ahead to borrow $80 mln from CAF, while Paraná receives permission to take $50 mln from IDB

IDB approves loans for Argentina, Ecuador and Paraguay  

Debt Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Regional development bank grants $970 mln in financing to bolster healthcare in the three countries during the coronavirus pandemic

Arteris hands back highway contract  

Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt Economy & Policy

Brazilian toll road operator returns the Autopista Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro for the federal government to put up for auction again

Brazil considers more toll road concessions

Project & Infrastructure Finance Coronavirus Economy & Policy

Infrastructure Ministry and national development bank BNDES prepare auctions for 15 highway projects, starting in 2022

Fitch cuts Brazilian airlines to B-  

Debt Capital Markets Coronavirus

Azul, Gol and LATAM are not expected to make a full recovery from coronavirus travel restrictions before 2022, rating agency says

FACTBOX 5/20/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE: South Korea donates $50 mln to CABEI to help Central America

Argentina to extend restructuring talks beyond Friday  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Economy Minister Guzmán downplays concerns about a default as the government seeks a "sustainable deal" with creditors

CAF sets up social bonds in euros  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Latin American development bank hires Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas and Bank of America to arrange a benchmark-sized deal

BRF fills short-term liquidity needs  

Loans Debt Coronavirus

Brazilian meat company says it has taken out a total of $415 mln in loans to face market volatility

S&P downgrades Azul on grounded flights  

Debt Capital Markets Brazil

Rating agency says a 50% drop in demand will keep 40% of the airline's planes on the ground until the end of the year

FACTBOX 5/19/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE: Chile announces new program to provide food to 2.5 million homes

IDB contributes to Paraguay's coronavirus response  

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

DC-based development bank arranges $210 mln in financing to support low-income households and small businesses

FACTBOX 5/18/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Latin America Coronavirus

UPDATE: IMF approves $520 mln in emergency financial assistance for Jamaica

Argentina says debt restructuring talks 'positive'  

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Economy minister calls for creditors to submit counteroffers by May 22, raising expectations that a standby agreement can be reached

Jamaica gets $520 mln in IMF emergency funding  

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

World Bank approves $254 mln for cash transfers to low-income households in Bolivia