2019 has been a tumultuous year for South America. In recent months, mass protests have swept across several countries, including major oil and gas producers Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Continued political and social turbulence will likely contribute to stagnant oil and gas production growth in these countries. Conversely, Brazil and Guyana are on track to become the region’s largest sources of supply growth.
Top content from the weekly Energy Advisor publications this year.
Top selections from the Latin America Advisor’s editorial staff of issues covering especially important developments during 2019, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Presenting a document that defines a comprehensive package of early childhood care based on evidence and its respective cost.
What is at the root of citizens’ discontent in Colombia, and will the nation see the same sort of violence than other countries in South America?
Dialogue Presidents Leadership Council member Claudia Blum has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.
What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to release former FARC leader Seuxis Hernández?
Colombia’s government has developed a roadmap for expanding the country’s oil and gas reserves, Deputy Energy Minister Diego Mesa said.
The largest tropical rainforest on the planet, the Amazon plays a critical role as a storehouse of carbon and mediator of the global water cycle and holds a greater share of the world’s known biodiversity than any other ecosystem. However, unchecked development is placing the Amazon under threat, pushing deforestation rates to near-record levels throughout the region.
The development of energy resources is an integral component of many of Latin America’s economies, from established producers like Colombia and Brazil to newcomers to the global energy market like freshly oil-rich Guyana. However, policymakers and energy companies throughout the region must devise solutions to a variety of fiscal, political, social, and environmental hurdles to ensure successful and sustainable projects, explained speakers at an Inter-American Dialogue event on May 10.
Does Duque need to change his approach in order to push through his agenda, and if so, how?
What advantages and disadvantages does being part of the OECD bring for Latin American countries and the region as a whole?
¿Cómo está respondiendo el Presidente Duque a la violencia de guerrillas en Colombia?
President Iván Duque in November completed his first 100 days leading Colombia. How did he fare?
How well is peace taking hold in Colombia, two years after the signing of the peace accord?