Economy & Policy

Fitch downgrades Costa Rica

Debt Capital Markets Economy & Policy

Rating agency cites large deficits and high near-term financing needs as reasons for the cut

Mexico leaves bonds plans in a lurch

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Last week's meetings disappoint investors and cast doubt on Pemex's goals, sources say

Colombia repays Ruta del Sol 2 lenders

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Debt

ANI earmarks $200m to pay back banks and win back confidence of local and foreign financiers

Chile builds new infra fund

Funds Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy

Foinsa plans to present a five-year plan by March 31

Bolsonaro takes aim against Chinese investments

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Regulation

Chinese firms are eyeing hydropower and nuclear assets in Brazil, source says

Lawsuits not to unplug Electricaribe sale

M&A Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Colombian government "reformulates" the auction process to allow more bidders, source says

IDB offers disaster relief to Argentina

Loans Debt Economy & Policy

Multilateral lender grants a $300m standby loan for recovery from floods and earthquakes

BRK Ambiental finances Recife PPP

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

Brookfield-owned water company secures a $156m loan from BNB

Brazil endorses Embraer-Boeing partnership

M&A Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Government says aircraft manufacturers have promised to maintain current jobs in Brazil

Sabesp selects new CEO

People Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Former chairman Benedito Braga returns to take the helm at the São Paulo state water company

Fitch casts negative outlook on Ecuador

Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Capital Markets

Sovereign issuer faces large financing needs and uncertain market access, rating agency says

Petrobras looks to lease fertilizer units

M&A Energy Economy & Policy

Brazil's state-owned energy company opens the bidding process for plants in Bahia and Sergipe

Mexico lowers taxes on IPOs

Economy & Policy Equity IPO

Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa also announces plans to cut corporate bond taxes for foreign investors

BNDES seeks to offload equity stakes

M&A Equity Project & Infrastructure Finance

Brazil's national development bank aims to pay back $27bn in debt this year

Peru awards six broadband concessions

Project & Infrastructure Finance Economy & Policy Telecoms

China's YOFC and Peru's Yachay partner to win four bids, while a local consortium wins the other two