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Energy Resource Development in Latin America

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.

Nate Graham

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Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2019

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.

Gene Kuleta, Anastasia Chacón González

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Turmoil in South America and the Impact on Energy Markets

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.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Istituto Affari Internazionali

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Impacts of Politics and Oil Price Collapse on South America’s Smaller and Emerging Producers

Political changes are shaping the outlook in many of South America’s smaller and emerging oil and gas producers, including Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. At a webinar co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE), panelists discussed how political developments and the oil price decline are likely to impact producers in the region.

Sarah Phillips

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Capitol Crude Podcast by S&P Global Platts Video

A new president for Guyana, the next non-OPEC oil giant

Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, sits down with S&P Global Platts to discuss Guyana’s newly inaugurated president and the implications for its oil future.

Lisa Viscidi

Interviews ˙ ˙ S&P Global Platts

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Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

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India’s Approach to Engagement with the Latin American Region

Margaret Myers and Steven Holmes discuss developing trends in the India-LAC dynamic, including India’s appetite for crafting a regional foreign policy for Latin America and potential increased commercial competition with China in the region.

Margaret Myers, Steven Holmes, Mahendra Gaur

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi

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Will Venezuela’s Maduro Order an Invasion of Guyana?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the border conflict between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region.

Michael Shifter, Andrea Colombo, Riyad Insanally, Gustavo Roosen, Julia Buxton, Patrick Duddy, Barry R. McCaffrey

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Chavez: “El momento no es casualidad”

En una entrevista con CNN, Rebecca Bill Chavez, Presidenta y CEO del Diálogo Interamericano, analizó las implicaciones geopolíticas del conflicto territorial entre Venezuela y Guyana, y la posibilidad de que esta disputa escale.

Rebecca Bill Chavez

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN