Tag: <span>Oil</span>

For Argentine Environmentalists, New President Macri Elicits Hope — and Skepticism

Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri entered the “Casa Rosada” today, bringing an end to 12 years of leftist “kirchnerismo” rule and ushering in, supporters hope, an era of economic liberalization and […] Read More >

Shares of Brazilian Oil Giant Petrobras Spike Due to Reports of CEO Resignation

Top Story — Shares of the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras on Tuesday soared by more than 15 percent — the company’s most significant one-day jump since 1999 — following newspaper […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Immigration Rules in Bahamas Sweep Up Haitians Frances Robles. The New York Times. January 30, 2015. Strict immigration laws in the Bahamas that require everyone to hold a passport have […] Read More >

Venezuelan President to Visit China and OPEC Countries as Economy Worsens

Top Story — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will embark on a week-long tour of China and several OPEC countries in a move to reverse Venezuela’s tumbling economy, he announced during […] Read More >

Venezuelan Capital Hit by Blackouts as Country’s Economy Worsens

Top Story — A blackout struck downtown and east Caracas on Thursday afternoon, causing subway stations to cease operating and passengers to be evacuated. Thursday’s blackout is the latest to […] Read More >

Argentina Passes a Controversial Bill to Attract Oil Investment

Top Story — Looking to take advantage of its vast and mostly untapped shale oil and gas deposits, Argentina’s Congress has passed a controversial bill that will make it easier […] Read More >

Colombia’s ELN Accused of Killing Two Oil Workers

Top Story — Suspected members of Colombia’s second-largest rebel group have killed two oil workers in a sniper attack, the military said Monday. The workers, contractors with the state-owned Ecopetrol oil […] Read More >

Colombia: Eleven Kidnapped Oil Workers Still Missing

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón announced Wednesday that at least  eleven oil workers remained missing in northeastern Colombia after being kidnapped by an […] Read More >

Havana, Cuba.

Oil Prospects in Cuba Have Some Rethinking U.S. Trade Embargo

WASHINGTON — As speculation surfaces of oil prospects in Cuba, officials are worried that the United States’ embargo will fall short with trade, as the island continues to attract global […] Read More >

Ecuador’s President Correa Calls for More Oil Revenue; Threatens To Nationalize Foreign Companies

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will push legislation to allow the expropriation of private oil companies from Spain, Brazil, Italy and China if […] Read More >