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  • [2011-10-03] Costa Rica Decrees Moratorium on Oil Exploitation for Remainder of President Chinchilla's Term 

    Rodríguez, George
    Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla’s administration decided to say no to oil exploitation in this Central American nation’s territory, declaring a three-year moratorium on the activity on Aug. 1. The measure covers ...
  • [2010-05-27] El Salvador a microcosm of the biofuels macrocosm 

    NotiCen writers
    Having proved itself a worthy ally in the Iraq war by steadfastly continuing to send its troops into that inferno, El Salvador has earned a place on a new front in US global policy, the ethanol wars. US President George ...
  • [2010-06-03] El Salvador's mayors sidestep government on unique fuel deal with Venezuela 

    NotiCen writers
    El Salvador's Asociacion Internacional de Energia para El Salvador (ENEPASA) has closed a deal with Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) that eliminates the intermediary and promises to funnel less expensive fuel into the gas ...
  • [2010-05-27] Region could suffer severely from U.S ethanol policy 

    NotiCen writers
    The tortilla paradox is coming to Central America. First seen in Mexico (see SourceMex, 2007-01-10 and SourceMex, 2007-01-31), the phrase has come into use to denote a price reversal by which tortillas now cost more in ...
  • [2010-05-27] Region embrances ethanol; a CAFTA complication 

    NotiCen writers
    In its desperate search for solutions to skyrocketing energy costs (see NotiCen, 2005-06-16), Central America may have stumbled upon an alternative that could end up costing even more. The production of ethanol, a plant-based ...