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Geopolitics / South America

Cash Strapped Venezuela To Import Gasoline As Crisis Escalates

Cash Strapped Venezuela To Import Gasoline As Crisis Escalates

May 19, 2017 at 16:30 | Luis Colasante

For over forty days, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken over the main streets and roads of the country to protest against the dictatorial Venezuelan regime. Since the protests…

Venezuela Is The Wild Card In The OPEC Deal Extension

Venezuela Is The Wild Card In The OPEC Deal Extension

Apr 10, 2017 at 13:46 | Jacob Urban

News coming out of Venezuela over the past two years has reeked of corruption and failed political leadership: a long list of shortages, rampant poverty, incrimination of the…

Latin America Energy Advisory – 7th February 2014

Latin America Energy Advisory – 7th February 2014

Feb 07, 2014 at 14:53 | Editorial Dept

This week we’re stepping back to focus on Latin America again due to the volume of energy developments in the region. This week and last we were debriefed by our…

BG Group to Start First Honduras Exploration

BG Group to Start First Honduras Exploration

Jan 21, 2014 at 17:01 | Charles Kennedy

UK-based BG Group is preparing to launch oil and gas exploration on Honduras's Atlantic coast with an initial investment of at least $20 million, marking the first contract…

What Mexico’s “Pemex Reform” Really Means

What Mexico’s “Pemex Reform” Really Means

Dec 19, 2013 at 21:50 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Mexico’s Senate on 11 December—after a 19-hour session—approved legislation to modernize the energy sector and open it up to private investment, though some of the bill’s points are…

Amid Declining Latin American Output, Colombian Oil is Booming

Amid Declining Latin American Output, Colombian Oil is Booming

Dec 10, 2013 at 17:11 | Nick Cunningham

Oil production has been stagnating or declining in many Latin American countries (Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and Ecuador), but Colombia is quietly ramping up production. Colombia’s oil production lagged over the…

Chile, Bachelet and the Ostensible ‘Lurch to the Left’

Chile, Bachelet and the Ostensible ‘Lurch to the Left’

Nov 29, 2013 at 15:58 | Southern Pulse

Bottom Line: How far left will Bachelet take Chile? Not as far as it might seem in the face of continual political stalemate.

China Optimistic on Peru Outlook, but Other Investors Wary

China Optimistic on Peru Outlook, but Other Investors Wary

Nov 08, 2013 at 16:55 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: China’s optimism as it enters final talks to acquire Petrobras’ assets in Peru is not shared yet with other potential foreign investors as the country fails to make…

Elections in Argentina May Quicken Investment Pace

Elections in Argentina May Quicken Investment Pace

Oct 25, 2013 at 16:03 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: Opposition to the economic policies of President Cristina Fernández Kirchner will translate into votes for anti-kirchneristas, and may contribute to a quicker pace of investment going into 2014.

Push-Back from Investors Improves Libra Prospects

Push-Back from Investors Improves Libra Prospects

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:41 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: In its final rules for the Libra auction scheduled for 21 October, the government of Brazil loosened the mandate to permit the winning bidder to retain 50% of…

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