Oilwatch in Latin America

Oilwatch affiliate activities and news from the Latin American Region


Brazil to hold 1st pre-salt auction in October

La Prensa Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (EFE).- Brazil's first auction of contracts to develop offshore oil and gas reserves in the pre-salt region will be held in October, or earlier than previously scheduled, the government said Thursday. The government's National Council...

Yasunizing the World (2)

Triplecrisis.com Joan Martinez Alier, Guest Blogger In May 2013, the international press has become alive to the fact thatthere is a lot of unburnable fossil fuels. "Unburnable" carbon hasbecome a buzz word in The Economist and in The New York Times. If theoil, gas...

Yasunizing the world?

THE AFRICA REPORT When Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate, published the first articles on climate change in 1896, the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere was 300 parts per million (ppm). It is now reaching 400 ppm and rising 2 ppm per...

Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms

THE GUARDIAN Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process Ecuador plans to auction off more than three million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, angering...

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