Jose Sergio Tavora de Castro, a Brazilian banker who played an active role in the Latin American debt restructurings during the 1980s and early 1990s, died Aug. 16 after a long illness. He was 64.

At the time of his death, Mr. de Castro was deputy regional director in charge of corporate and institutional banking at Banco Real's New York branch. Sao Paulo-based Grupo Real has nearly $15 billion of assets and ranks as the fifth-largest banking group in Brazil. Real has U.S. offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, and Miami.

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