Category: The Politics of Oil

Mexico’s Energy Reform

The small, white-washed classroom at the University in Minatitlán, Veracruz, was packed with a couple dozen people who, although neighbors, had never met…

Brazil’s Oil Scandal

When I moved to Brazil in the giddy days of 2011, many people were voicing that phrase. After all, the economy seemed to be sizzling after posting 7.5 percent…

Energy and Politics in Brazil

With Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras engulfed in a massive corruption scandal, the government looks poised to introduce an energy sector overhaul…

China in Latin America

All eyes will be on China in 2016, as it prepares to host its first-ever G-20 summit. While the rest of the world discusses this symbolic act of new global…


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