Coronavirus

Moody's cuts Bolivia to B2  

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Ratings agency cites erosion of fiscal and currency reserve buffers, weak hydrocarbon sector

Avianca submits bankruptcy plan

Debt Bonds Loans

Colombian airlines asks a US court to endorse a $2 bln financing program with a $722 mln convertible loan

FACTBOX 09/22/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: Colombia proposes indefinite VAT exemption period for the tourism sector

Neuquén gives bondholders more time

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Argentine province asks creditors to be "collaborative" in offer to swap $694 mln in external bonds

IDB finances healthcare services in Jamaica

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

US-based development bank provides a $100 mln to treat non-communicable diseases

FACTBOX 09/21/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: Colombia makes 100,000 subsidized mortgage loans available until December 2022

Tonosol to sell out to US firm

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Uruguayan hotel operator to bail on business as mounting losses push it toward default

FACTBOX 09/18/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: Costa Rica holds interest rates at 0.75% to extend counter-cyclical monetary policy

Moody's sees mixed recoveries in Chile, Peru

Economy & Policy Debt Andean

Retailers, airlines and toll roads are likely to languish in Chile as power and gas utilities make rapid returns in Peru

IDB Invest funds women-led SMEs in El Salvador

Loans Debt Central America

Multilateral lender provides $60 mln for BAC Credomatic's Mujer Acelera program

Ripley eyes selling stake in Nuevos Desarrollos

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy M&A

Chilean shopping mall operator could fetch $250 mln for investments and debt payments

Argentine companies face restrictions in paying debts

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Central bank tightens access to US dollars for principal payments in a move to protect its own reserves

Banco ABC issues social bonds in Brazil  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Capital Markets

IDB Invest buys the $100 mln in five-year notes from the Brazilian branch of the Bahrain-based lender

FACTBOX 09/16/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of COVID-19  

Economy & Policy Coronavirus Latin America

UPDATE: Paraguay says social expenditures to rise 16% in first nine months of the year, mainly due to COVID-19 response

Vale says will repay COVID-19 loans  

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans Debt

Brazilian miner withdrew $5 billion from two credit lines at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March