The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in the Andes region examines opportunities and challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Issues include democratic governance, security and drug policy, cross-border relations, and energy. 

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Reviving Venezuela’s Oil Sector: The Role of Western Oil Majors

With Venezuela’s state oil company in disarray, international oil companies will be the key to tapping the country’s oil resources. The Inter-American Dialogue interviewed eight large Western oil companies about the conditions that will determine how rapidly, and to what degree, they start or ramp up operations in Venezuela following a political transition.

Clean Energy Auctions in Latin America

Long-term power supply auctions are an increasingly popular instrument worldwide for attracting renewable energy investment while cutting prices, increasing energy security, and reducing emissions. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to boost renewable energy capacity. This study analyzes design and outcomes of government-led long-term power auctions with participation from non-conventional renewable sources in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Jamaica) since 2015.

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El primer objetivo al que debe apuntar Guaidó es lograr elecciones democráticas, terminando así con la tensión política. Hace un año que Estados Unidos está aplicando sanciones económicas a Venezuela y Maduro está bastante cómodo, ha sobrevivido. Hay que romper con esto. Las sanciones pueden ser un instrumento para lograr la negociación y, de ahí, a elecciones. 
Pompeo will probably seek support from Costa Rica and Jamaica for the re-election of Almagro, which he considers a priority given his firm stance against Maduro. He will do what he can to ensure that the strong opposition of the region to Maduro, and his insistence on a democratic transition, does not decline.