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  • [2012-05-15] Can Argentina block energy development in the Falklands? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, the Argentine government said it had begun legal proceedings against five British oil companies it has accused of carrying out "illegal operations" in waters near the disputed Falkland Islands. It also asked ...
  • [2012-03-05] Can Bolivia Become a Regional Energy Hub? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    News broke last week that France's Total has made a ""major"" gas discovery in Bolivia. The find, however, is tempered by YPFB's April 8 announcement of the results of a reserves study by U.S. company Ryder Scott. The study ...
  • [2012-08-27] Can Central America overcome its energy woes? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Earlier this month, an ECLAC executive said that Central America would be more competitive once the regional energy integration system SIEPAC comes online and reduces energy costs. Meanwhile, four Central American nations ...
  • [2012-05-02] Can Latin America Become a Major Player in Rare Earths? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazilian mining giant Vale last fall discovered what it described as a rich deposit of rare minerals (also called rare earths) at its Salobo copper mine in Carajas, Brazil. Prices of certain heavy rare earth metals ...
  • [2011-09-01] Can Latin America Capitalize on Oil Wealth in the Long Term? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Venezuela holds some 85 percent of Latin America's crude oil reserves, and the region overall has the world's second-largest oil reserves after the Middle East, according to figures presented by the Latin American Energy ...
  • [2012-01-13] Can Shale Gas Really Transform the Region's Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Argentina has the world's third largest technically recoverable shale-gas resources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with several large shale gas discoveries recently announced in the country's ...
  • [2012-02-28] Central America's Energy Challenges 

    Eguizábal, Cristina
    This article discusses Central America's current energy matrix and outlines the next steps that the region may consider, such as more hydropower projects, wind parks, and small-scale renewable energy projects in rural ...
  • [2012-08-29] Central America/Caribbean Can Reduce their Oil Dependency, Says WB Report 

    World Bank
    This is a press release that summarizes a July 2012 World Bank report on mitigating market vulnerability to oil prices in Central American and the Caribbean. It briefly discusses how renewable energy sources, energy ...
  • [2011-02-10] Chairman of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board Affirms New Energy Policy is a Transcendental one for Present and Future Generations 

    Matos Silva, Astrid
    This press release announces the approval of two laws related to renewable energy: (1) Law of Energy Diversification through Renewable and Sustainable Energy, and (2) Puerto Rico Law of Green Energy Incentives. In addition, ...
  • [2012-02-28] Challenges of Designing an Optimal Petroleum Fiscal Model in Latin America 

    Tissot, Roger
    This article traces the recent history of petroleum fiscal models throughout Latin America, including market-oriented models to state corporatism models based on resource nationalism.
  • [2012-09-07] Chevron faces asset seizure in Brazil over $18 billion Ecuador judgment 

    Hinton, Karen
    This article provides information about the second legal enforcement action filed by Ecuadorian indigenous communities to force Chevron to pay for the clean-up of an oil disaster that resulted in several health problems ...
  • [2010-09-21] Creating Digital Heritage content; bridging communities and mediating perspectives 

    van der Elst, Judith; Richards-Rissetto, Heather; Garcia, Jorge
    In this paper we focus our attention on an often overlooked aspect of digital heritage content, namely by whom how, and with what purpose such content is created. We evaluate digital materials that are anthropological and ...
  • [2010-12-02] Declaración Conjunta Centroamerica-USA (CONCAUSA) 

    The Governments of Central America and the United States of America
    This Joint Declaration establishes a regional approach between the governments of Central America and the United States to coordinate and implement sustainable development policies in Central America. This document covers ...
  • [2012-09-07] Declaration of indigenous peoples 

    World Council of Indigenous Peoples; Consejo Mundial de los Pueblos Indígenas
    This file is an audio recording of the Declaration of Indigenous Peoples, written at the World Council of Indigenous Peoples held in Port Alberni, British Columbia on October 27-31, 1975. While its language is poetic, it ...
  • [2011-03-16] Declaration of Margarita - Building the Energy Integration of the South 

    Governments of South America; Gobiernos de Sudamérica
    This document was prepared by the Governments of South America during the First South American Energy Summit to discuss the issues of the production of ethanol fuel and the creation of a South American Energy Council, made ...
  • [2012-05-10] Declaration of the IX Indigenous Advisory Council 

    Unknown author
    This declaration was written by the IX Indigenous Fund Assembly. It recommends changes necessary to preserve indigenous sovereignty and rights.
  • [2011-06-17] Development Plan for the Energy Sector 2007 - 2017 

    Agency of Mines and Energy; Bureau des Mines et de L'energie
    The national program for the development of the energy sector of Haiti seeks to enable policy makers and various stakeholders providing them with a management tool for the industry. The program covers the period 2007-2032. ...
  • [2010-09-21] Digital tools, Strategic Alliances, and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge 

    Singer, B; van der Elst, J; Garcia, J
    This white paper provides a means for indigenous peoples to communicate current information and impacts among constituents and tribal groups. These concepts are very important in understanding how these groups disseminate ...
  • [2012-03-05] Does Chile Face an Imminent Energy Crisis? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In response to a drought that has crimped hydroelectric output and in the face of soaring fuel prices that are hitting consumers, the Chilean government has pushed for new fuel subsidy legislation and enacted several ...
  • [2012-05-02] Does Insecurity Threaten Colombia's Booming Oil Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colombia's ELN rebels kidnapped 11 oil workers last month and released them last week. However, as a result of the security situation, Emerald Energy, which is owned by China's Sinochem, announced that it has suspended ...