Another phenomenal Venezuelan artist

Dear Readers, In this post, I highlight the career of Houston Ballet Principal, Karina Gonzalez. Like Gabriela Montero, the renowned pianist whom I’ve written about in the past, Karina is from Venezuela. Because I attend the ballet much less often than the symphony, I became aware of Karina through a car commercial! It seemed pretty random, but […]

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, […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Dec | W3-4

Weekly Highlights Mexico Pemex‘s oil price hit a low (Spanish) last week when the Mexican mix fell to $27 per barrel, and it continued flirting with record prices (Spanish) as it closed yesterday at $26.54 USD. Prices at this level hover close to the cost of production (estimated to be between $23 and $29 USD […]