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Protecting Latin American Investments

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In an article for Viewpoints Americas, Jonathan Hamilton, Partner at White & Case LLP, examines the recent trend in some parts of Latin America to reject arbitration for resolving investment disputes. It is unlikely that foes of neutral dispute mechanisms will be able to  "put the arbitration genie fully back into a bottle," he writes. ... Read More

Brazil Wins Cotton Case, Promotes Biofuels

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva headed to Africa to promote a "biofuel revolution" just as his country won a victory in a World Trade Court case disputing U.S. cotton subsidies. During a recent AS/COA roundtable, Brazilian governors discussed biofuel opportunities. A hemispheric update examines Brazil’s energy policy at home and abroad. ... Read More

Entrevista con Carlos Villegas Quiroga

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

En esta entrevista exclusiva con Carlos Villegas Quiroga, ministro de hidrocarburos de Bolivia, el ministro promueve que “las empresas privadas inicien programas y proyectos de exploración conjuntamente con la empresa estatal Boliviana.” Mirando hacia el futuro, nota las condiciones necesarias para empezar un diálogo sobre temas energéticos con Chile y menciona que Bolivia tendrá una idea clara a mediados de diciembre sobre las inversiones de Petrobras. ... Read More

Putting "Sustainable" Before "Energy": Biofuels in a Sustainable Energy Future

Monday, April 2, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

John Sheehan, a senior strategic analyst at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, analyzes the long-term limits of greater biofuel use. Alternative energy topped the agenda at recent meetings between U.S. President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ... Read More

Andean Energy Panel: A Closer Examination of Colombia and the Andean Region's Energy Policy

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

To explore energy policy in the Andean Region, with a specific focus on Colombia, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas convened media and public sector experts to look at energy reform, energy integration, and oil production and exploration. This summary provides an overview of the main points from the discussion. ... Read More

A Triple Dividend from Biofuels

Monday, February 26, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Otaviano Canuto, an executive director at the World Bank, believes biofuels may yield a triple dividend: greater energy security, a cleaner environment, and more economic development. For less developed countries, biofuels offer an outlet for using idle or underemployed human and natural resources. ... Read More