Weekly Favorites: Venezuela

Gabriela Montero, a pianist and composer renowned for her improvisations, has been vocal about her opposition to the Maduro administration in Venezuela. She has expressed her views in a variety of ways, especially artistically. The following video includes one of her musical musings on the situation in her homeland. I also enjoyed reading a recent […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2016 Jan | W1

Weekly Highlights (plus a bonus) Feliz Año Nuevo | Happy New Year | Feliz Ano 2016!! Venezuela Earlier this week, newly elected opposition lawmakers were sworn in (English) to the Venezuelan Congress. The opposition won a super majority in Congress that is being challenged by the ruling Socialist party (PSUV). The country’s state-owned oil company, […]

You’ve Got a Friend in China, Venezuela

The Gist: Oil-dependent Venezuela receives $5 bn loan from the Chinese to help increase oil production, so it can earn enough to offset recent losses caused by tanking crude prices. Click Here for the Full Story