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Energy & Commodities
The profits, politics and luck behind Russia's growing footprint.
Canada's oil-rich province has a new government - and a different approach to energy.

Preliminary results from Mexico's first oil and gas auctions in nearly 80 years are promising—but pitfalls abound.

By partnering with other progressive Latin American countries, Paraguay can stir things up at this year's critical UN climate meeting

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met Tuesday with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City to foster a closer relationship between the two largest markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

After winning a final appeal at the WTO, both countries are preparing to pursue retaliatory measures against U.S. exports unless the requirement is dropped.

This week’s likely news stories: Raúl Castro has an audience with the Pope; Michelle Bachelet shakes up her Cabinet; Colombia bans coca spraying; a Guatemalan judge is linked to a corruption scandal; Germany will invest in Central American geothermal projects.

Removing the barriers to allowing a crude oil swap between the United States and Mexico would solidify the strong energy relationship between the two countries, and would allow Mexico to receive the same treatment as our other NAFTA partner, Canada.

The Guatemalan government’s inability to create effective mechanisms to address Indigenous grievances and ensure a peaceful resolution of conflicts has eroded governance in the area.

This week’s likely top stories: Brazilians demonstrate against corruption; Colombian generals investigated;  Obama and Castro hold meeting; Puerto Rico seeks debt help; Chilean communities fight mining companies over water.

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