Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jamaica grants license for natural gas project

A Hong Kong-based energy company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell announced Tuesday that Energy World International was granted a license to supply 381 megawatts of gas-fired generating capacity to the Caribbean island’s grid.

Gas Plant Being Built by Spain’s TR to Generate $890 Million for Bolivia

Latin American Herald Tribune - Gas Plant Being Built by Spain’s TR to Generate $890 Million for Bolivia

YPF, Chevron to Invest $1.6 Billion in 2014 in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

Argentine oil company YPF and U.S. energy supermajor Chevron Corp. plan to invest $1.6 billion this year to develop non-conventional oil and gas reserves in the Loma Campana area, part of the massive Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Nissan Inaugurates Major Complex in Brazil

Latin American Herald Tribune - Nissan Inaugurates Major Complex in Brazil

Peruvian Pres. Humala honored as "Statesman of the Year" in Canada

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the end of his three day visit to Canada was honored in Toronto by the Canadian Council of the Americas with the “Statesman of the Year” annual award. On thanking the award President Humala said that Peru during this year is expected to expand over 5.5% while investment is set to increase by 8%.

US VP Biden to Travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup | The White House

Vice President Biden to Travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup | The White House

US: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Pres. Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay | The White House

China's foreign minister on a round of Latin America to prepare Pres. Xi's visit

China's Foreign minister Wang Yi will be travelling to Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil from 18 to 27 April. The round comes two months ahead of Chinese president Xi-Jinping visit to Brazil for the BRICS summit next July in the northeastern city of Fortaleza. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

China buys cash one of Peru's largest copper mines operated by Glencore Xstrata

The mine is expected to produce more than 450,000 tonnes of copper a year in its first five years. China relies heavily on the metal, which is used in electronics production.

Mexico and OECD discussing relations with the Pacific Alliance

Mexico and OECD discussing relations with the Pacific Alliance — MercoPress