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Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

An ex-ISIS commander confirmed that…

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

Experts appear to be increasingly…

Geopolitics / South America

COLOMBIA: Oil Production Up, but FARC Still Targeting Infrastructure

COLOMBIA: Oil Production Up, but FARC Still Targeting Infrastructure

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:32 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Colombia’s oil production is up to an average of 1.01 billion barrels per day as of January 2013—the first time it’s surpassed the targeted 1 billion barrel mark.…

INVESTOR WARNING: Bolivia Nationalizes Airport Management Company

INVESTOR WARNING: Bolivia Nationalizes Airport Management Company

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: Evo Morales’ expropriation of Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos SA (SABSA)--a subsidiary of the Spanish businesses Abertis and Aena--is another warning for foreign investors in Bolivia. SABSA managed the…

What to Expect from a Post-Chavez Venezuela

What to Expect from a Post-Chavez Venezuela

Jan 11, 2013 at 17:02 | Daniel J. Graeber

It's unlikely that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will return to power after missing his Thursday inauguration because of ongoing cancer treatment in Cuba. That leaves Vice President Nicolas Maduro…

Can Hugo Chavez's New Term of Government Start without Him?

Can Hugo Chavez's New Term of Government Start without Him?

Jan 07, 2013 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

Venezuela’s ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party: PSUV) has, since mid-December 2012, been working on devising a plan to initiate President-elect Hugo Chávez Frias’ new term in…

If Chavez Dies, What Next for U.S. - Venezuelan Energy Relations?

If Chavez Dies, What Next for U.S. - Venezuelan Energy Relations?

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:15 | John Daly

Despite contradictory information from Caracas, one thing is clear – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the country’s chief executive since 1998, is a very sick man.Having won reelection in…

Colombia: Will Negotiations Work This Time?

Colombia: Will Negotiations Work This Time?

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:56 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Pres. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón of Colombia is working toward the start of negotiations to end the protracted civil war with FARC and to essentially end FARC’s significant position in…

Business as Usual for Big Oil Despite Falkland Tensions

Business as Usual for Big Oil Despite Falkland Tensions

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:44 | Jen Alic

While tensions between Britain and Argentina have been rising as a natural response to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland War, oil is the primary driver of a renewed Falkland…

How Energy Independence Influences Brazilian Geopolitics

How Energy Independence Influences Brazilian Geopolitics

Apr 03, 2012 at 17:35 | Geopolitical Monitor

Brazil is a rare gem, a rising power that has put itself on the path of energy independence thanks to a combination of forward-looking energy policies and newly discovered oil…

Brazil's Desire for Superpower Status

Brazil's Desire for Superpower Status

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:49 | Editorial Dept

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The Chilean Winter and Return of Student Activism

The Chilean Winter and Return of Student Activism

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

While the United States and Europe stagger around blindsided by their self-inflicted economic wounds, the rest of the world has been enthralled by the dramatic events occurring in the Middle…

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