Presidents Lula da Silva, Evo Morales, Néstor Kirchner and Hugo Chávez will meet in Puerto de Iguazú, Argentina this Thursday, May 4. The South American presidents will discuss common strategies in energy sector development, according […]
Belizean environmentalists and community leaders gathered May 2 to protest Canadian power company Fortis´ rate hikes and repeated failures to comply with environmental regulations. The protests came on the eve of the company´s annual meeting […]
Pressure from international environmental groups and growing criticism from Ecuador´s government has forced Brazil´s national oil company Petrobras to abandon plans to build an access road into Yasuni National Park (located in the Ecuadorian Amazon). […]
The smell of gas hangs strongly in the air as a crowd of flag-waving Bolivians celebrate outside the Petrobras Gualberto Villaroel oil and gas refinery. A state worker clad in a tan work suit and hardhat props a wooden ladder against the front wall of the refinery just beneath the blue metal letters that read PETROBRAS, and ascends the ladder as the crowd looks on.
On May 1st Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia’s natural gas reserves. The extent to which this nationalization will take place is still unknown. He ordered the military to occupy gas fields in 56 locations around the country, threatening to kick out foreign companies that did not acknowledge state control.
The U.S. State Department has developed the secret formula to dismantle the armed groups of Colombia’s war. Or so it believes. It is believed that the demobilization of 28,000 members of the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) was the result of threatening its leaders – notably Salvadore Mancuso and Don Berna – with extradition to the US.