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Title: Energías Renovables No Convencionales en Chile (Unconventional Renewable Energy in Chile)

URL: http://everdechile.wordpress.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Energías Renovables No Convencionales en Chile was created as a virtual meeting place for professional actors and specialists of renewable energy in both the public and private worlds of Chile. It aims to disseminate news and progress of initiatives concerning the research, development, and implementation of renewable energy in the country. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 7 times between Sep 07, 2010 and Nov 29, 2012

Subject:   Solar Biomass Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Latin America Biofuel Geothermal Wave Chile Tidal

Title: Erenovable (Erenewable)

URL: http://erenovable.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Spain, Erenewable is a blog that focuses on the issues surrounding renewable and alternative energy sources. It posts articles on a daily basis on energy issues from around the world, including Latin America. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 36 times between Sep 07, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Biomass Oil Mines Hydroelectric Wind Latin America Nuclear Biofuel Hydrogen Mineral Geothermal Wave

Title: Renewbl.com

URL: http://www.renewbl.com/category/south-america

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Renewbl.com is a site dedicated to following the latest news and developments on renewable energy. It focuses on both the technological and economic aspects of renewable energy. Articles in English.

Captured 29 times between Sep 07, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Solar Biomass Hydroelectric Wind Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Geothermal Thermal Microalgae Methanol

Title: O Centro Nacional de Referência em Biomassa (CENBIO) (The National Reference Centre on Biomass)

URL: http://cenbio.iee.usp.br/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, CENBIO is a research group that focuses on bioenergy issues. It seeks to promote the development of research activities and disseminate the scientific, technological, and economic support to enable the use of biomass in Brazil. Articles in Portuguese.

Captured 8 times between Jul 02, 2010 and Nov 29, 2012

Subject:   Biomass Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Energy Biogas Biodiesel Brazil

Title: The Sergio de Salvo Brito Reference Center for Solar and Wind (Centro de Referência para Energia Solar e Eólica Sérgio de Salvo Brito)

URL: http://www.cresesb.cepel.br/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Brazil, the Sergio de Salvo Brito Reference Center for Solar and Wind was established to disseminate knowledge on solar and wind energy, broaden the dialog between stakeholders, and encourage the implementation of studies and projects. Its posts include periodicals, presentations, lectures, dissertations, and theses. Articles in Portuguese and English.

Captured 13 times between Jul 02, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Subject:   Solar Electric Wind Latin America Climate Energy Consumption Fossil Fuel Brazil

Title: The Wind Energy Centre (Centro de Energia Eólica)

URL: http://www.pucrs.br/ce-eolica/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil,the Wind Energy Centre was established to promote research and the technological development of wind energy and coordinate initiatives undertaken by regional and national groups working in this area.

Captured 5 times between Jul 02, 2010 and Apr 21, 2012

Subject:   Wind Latin America Brazil

Title: Renewable Energy Latin America (RELA)

URL: http://latamrenewables.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in the United States, the RELA website was developed by a group of students at the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley. The website focuses its discussion on renewable energy development and trends in Latin America. Articles in English.

Captured 20 times between Jul 02, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Geothermal Biodiesel Microalgae

Title: Climatico: Independent Analysis of Climate Policy

URL: http://www.climaticoanalysis.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in the United States, Climatico focuses on the latest developments in national-level, climate change policy throughout the world. The site aims to assess government policies and provide independent analysis from a network of researchers and climate change experts. Articles in English.

Captured 20 times between Jul 02, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Subject:   Biomass Hydroelectric Biofuel Climate Agreement Environment Brazil Technology Renewable Energy Carbon Emissions

Title: Abya Yala Colectivo (Abya Yala Colectivo)

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: A website created following the Third Summit of the Peoples of the Americas held in Mar del Plata, Argentina in November 2005. The website is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and features a broad range of articles on indigenous peoples from the Americas, including energy issues. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Oil Mines Hydroelectric Alternative Latin America Argentina Megaproject Energy NGO Mineral

Title: Bolpress

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Bolpress is a Bolivian news website publishing daily articles on various issues, including alternative energy. It focuses primarily on Bolivia but also covers other Latin American countries. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Electric Biomass Oil Mines Pollution Hydroelectric Pipeline Trade Power Wind Renewable Alternative Andes Region Amazon River Region Latin America Bolivia Nuclear Mineral

Title: Egreen: Renewable Energies in Chile (Everde: Energías Renovables en Chile)

URL: http://eblogverde.blogspot.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Chile, Egreen was established as a forum for the discussion of sustainability issues. It aims to bring together a broad community of participants and facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opinions, and comments on issues of sustainability. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Solar Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Pipeline Wind Nuclear Megaproject Biofuel Ethanol Coal Geothermal Thermal Wave Lithium Chile Georeactor Geomagnetic

Title: Energy Press (Energía Negocios)

URL: http://www.energypress.com.bo/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Bolivia, Energy Press is a news publication that focuses on energy issues in Latin America. It aims to create a space in which to share information, debate proposals, and contribute to decision-making processes on energy policy. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 33 times between Nov 17, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Electric Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Pipeline Wind Latin America Bolivia Biofuel Climate Thermal Andean Region

Title: The Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Planning (The Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Planejamento Energético)

URL: http://www.nipeunicamp.org.br/site/index.php/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based at the State University of Campinas in Brazil, The Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Planning was established to organize, support, and implement research on energy. Focusing on research, its website posts information on the research projects that are currently in progress and the articles that it publishes. Articles in English and Portuguese.

Captured 8 times between Nov 19, 2010 and Aug 28, 2012

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Biomass Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Energy Consumption Brazil Bioethanol Hydroelectricity

Title: RenovaByte

URL: http://www.renovabyte.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: RenovaByte is a blog that was created to share information on renewable energy issues, sustainable development, and climate change. Its posts focus on news articles generated in Latin America. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 26 times between Dec 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Electric Biomass Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Hydrogen Geothermal Biogas Microalgae Bioethanol

Title: The Science and Development Network

URL: http://www.scidev.net/en/climate-change-and-energy/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in England, the Science and Development Network is a non-profit organization that was established to provide reliable information concerning science and technology for the developing world. The website is intended as a platform for researchers, policymakers, the media, and civil society to explore how science and technology can improve the standard of living of residents of the developing world. Energy and climate change are among the major issues discussed on the site. Articles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Captured 26 times between Dec 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Videos: 41 Videos Captured

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Biomass Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Nuclear Biofuel Climate Hydrogen Fossil Fuel Wave

Title: SERVINDI News Agency (La Agencia de Noticias SERVINDI)

URL: http://www.servindi.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Peru, SERVINDI News Agency is a news site that focuses on indigenous and ecological issues within the country and beyond. The site aims to disseminate information on these issues in an effort to strengthen indigenous peoples, communities, and organizations. Its posts include news articles, special reports, interviews, and audio-visual material. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 49 times between Dec 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Biofuel Ethanol Climate Andean Region Peru

Title: America (Tierramérica)

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Uruguay, Tierramérica is a UN-supported website that aims to promote the exchange of information and facilitate participatory debate on issues of human development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of its mission, it provides articles on alternative energy (among other topics). Articles in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Captured 31 times between Oct 20, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Electric Biomass Oil Mines Hydroelectric Wind Latin America Minerals Biofuel Ethanol Climate Agreement Coal Lithium Biodiesell Mercury

Title: Energy Policy Platform (La Plataforma de Política Energética)

URL: http://plataformaenergetica.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Energy Policy Platform is a website maintained by the Center for the Study of Labor and Agrarian Development (CEDLA), based in Bolivia. The website serves as a forum to share information, generate knowledge, promote research, and facilitate public debate on energy policy and energy issues in the country. The website features a wide variety of articles, all related to energy issues. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Videos: 71 Videos Captured

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Oil Hydroelectric Pipeline Wind Renewable Latin America Bolivia Nuclear Biofuel Ethanol Climate Energy Consumption Agreement Lithium

Title: The Earth Foundation (La Fundación TIERRA)

URL: http://www.ftierra.org/ft/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Bolivia, The Earth Foundation is an NGO that aims to promote and support the sustainable development of rural indigenous communities in the country. It features articles on energy issues, with an emphasis on mining and oil extraction. Articles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and German.

Captured 10 times between Nov 19, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Biomass Oil Mines Pollution Hydroelectric Wind Latin America Bolivia Nuclear Minerals Biofuel Ethanol Climate Uranium Lithium Environment

Title: Clean Energy (Energías Limpias)

URL: http://www.energiaslimpias.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: The Clean Energy website is an initiative of the Clean Energy and Development Foundation, based in Argentina. Its objective is to promote clean and renewable energy initiatives in Argentina. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 9 times between Nov 19, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Subject:   Solar Electric Biomass Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Nuclear Argentina Biofuel Ethanol Energy Consumption Coal Geothermal Biodiesel

Title: Alternative Energy Net (Red Energía Alternativa)

URL: http://redenergiaalternativa.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Colombia, Alternative Energy Net aims to create a network for the sharing of knowledge on alternative energy and the promotion of alternative energy initiatives in the country. It features various articles on energy issues, particularly concerning Colombia but also other countries of Latin America. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 7 times between Nov 29, 2010 and Nov 29, 2012

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Biomass Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Biofuel Climate Colombia

Title: Biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean (Biodiversidad en América Latina y El Caribe)

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Argentina, this website is operated by Biodiversity Action, an NGO that promotes the protection of biodiversity in Latin America. The website focuses on disseminating information, promoting proposals formulated by Latin American organizations working to preserve biodiversity, and publicizing the activities and initiatives of and individuals organizations operating in the region. Articles in Spanish and Portuguese.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Videos: 124 Videos Captured

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Biomass Oil Mines Hydroelectric Pipeline Wind Latin America Nuclear Megaproject Biofuel Ethanol Climate NGO Coal Mineral Biodiesel Mining

Title: Another World is Possible (Otro Mundo Es Posible)

URL: http://www.otromundoesposible.net/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Spain, this website features articles from the magazine, Otro Mundo Es Posible (Another World is Possible). It aims to promote sustainability and support sustainable initiatives. It includes articles on energy issues (among other topics of sustainability) and focuses on the various countries of Ibero-America. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Videos: 34 Videos Captured

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Pipeline Wind Renewable Latin America Climate Wave Microalgae Marine Amazon Sustainable

Title: Oilwatch South America (Oilwatch Sudamérica)

URL: http://www.oilwatchsudamerica.org/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Oilwatch South America is part of the larger Oilwatch network of resistance to petroleum activities in the tropical countries. It seeks to halt the expansion of the oil industry and provides support to local populations in resisting oil extraction projects. As part of its mission, it posts articles related to oil and alternative energy. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 10 times between Nov 19, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Videos: 71 Videos Captured

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Electric Biomass Oil Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Nuclear Biofuel Ethanol Climate NGO Energy Consumption Agreement Coal Hydrocarbon Hydrogen Mineral Fossil Fuels

Title: Oil Monitoring of the South (Observatorio Petrolero Sur)

URL: http://opsur.wordpress.com/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in Argentina, Oil Monitoring of the South is an organization dedicated to working with local communities and organizations in areas impacted by oil exploration and to responding to the aggressive promotion of oil and gas exploration in Argentina, particularly in Patagonia. The site posts many articles concerning oil and energy, including a section on alternative energy sources. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 27 times between Nov 14, 2010 and Jan 13, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Biomass Oil Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Nuclear Argentina Biofuel Ethanol Climate Energy NGO Hydrogen Uranium Geothermal Biogas Green Ban

Title: Bandanas in Rebellion (Pañuelos en Rebeldía)

URL: http://www.panuelosenrebeldia.com.ar/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Bandanas in Rebellion is a non-governmental organization, based in Argentina, that focuses on support social movements through popular education. As part of this project, its website includes articles on indigenous peoples' struggles and energy issues. Most of the articles focus on Argentina or adjacent countries. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 10 times between Nov 19, 2010 and Nov 27, 2012

Subject:   Solar Indigenous Electric Biomass Oil Mines Pollution Hydroelectric Wind Alternative Latin America Nuclear Argentina Radioactive Storage Biofuel Ethanol Mapuche Climate Energy NGO

Title: Binational Movement of People Affected by Yacyretá (Movimiento Binacional de Afectos por Yacyretá)

URL: http://yacyreta.info/www/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This website was created by a social movement opposed to the construction of the Yacyretá hydroelectric dam that was built along the border between Argentina and Paraguay during the 1990s. The hydroelectric plant launched full operations on July 7, 1998. It includes various articles and photos concerning the hydroelectric project and energy issues. Articles in Spanish.

Captured 5 times between Nov 29, 2010 and Nov 29, 2012

Subject:   Indigenous Hydroelectric Power Wind Renewable Alternative Argentina Megaproject Paraguay Yacyretá Ecology NGO

Title: LA-ENERGAIA

URL: http://laenergaia.unm.edu/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Based in the United States at the University of New Mexico, LA-ENERGAIA aims to develop an easy-to-use knowledge base on energy policy, regulation, and dialog in Latin America, with a particular emphasis on the impact of alternative energy on indigenous communities in the region. Embracing a variety of formats, the project focuses on the collection, translation, analysis, and dissemination of information. Articles in Spanish, Portuguese, English, and Quechua.

Captured 119 times between Oct 13, 2010 and Jan 30, 2013

Subject:   Natural Gas Solar Indigenous Oil Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Alternative Latin America Energy

Title: Biofuels in Debate: Should Bolivia Follow the Example of Brazil?, Brazilian Expert Says Yes

URL: http://plataformaenergetica.org/content/1041

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Presentation of André Amado's work, "Biofuels and The Food Security Factor," looking at the Brazilian experience with biofuel production, how it can contribute to food security, and the potential for biofuel production in other developing countries, such as Bolivia. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Latin America Bolivia Biofuel Brazil

Title: LIDEMA Warns that Biofuels Generate Social and Environmental Risks

URL: http://plataformaenergetica.org/content/1003

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: A report by the League for the Defence of the Environment (LIDEMA) warns that the production of biodiesel would be highly damaging for Bolivia and that biofuel production would threaten food security. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Bolivia Biofuel Biodiesel Bioethnol Soybean Sunflower

Title: Marcona Wind Park Project Advances

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1556&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: The Environmental Impact Study submitted by the Windfarm Company concerning the project to install 16 wind turbines was approved by the General Directory of Environmental and Energy Affairs, under the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM). Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Wind Renewable Environment Peru

Title: The Lithium-Potassium Mega-Negotiations

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010050507

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: Article on the ongoing negotiations between the Bolivian government and foreign mining companies concerning the extraction of lithium and potassium deposits in the country. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Electric Mines Bolivia Agreement Mineral Lithium Mining Potassium Battery Negotiations

Title: Bolivia May Produce Lithium Ion Batteries

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010111010

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: A brief interview with Wolfgang Voigt, professor of inorganic chemistry at the Freiberg TUBergakademie (in Germany), who is currently investigating the lithium deposits in Bolivia and Germany. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Mines Bolivia Mineral Lithium Mining Battery

Title: Evo and Nuclear Power Generation for Bolivia

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010110105

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article advocates for the development of nuclear energy in Bolivia as a clean, alternative energy source. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Alternative Andes Region Latin America Bolivia Nuclear

Title: Bolivia to Invest $902 million in the Industrialization of Lithium Between 2011 and 2014

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010102103

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article details the Bolivian government's plan to invest in the development of a lithium battery industry in the country using a 3-step process and through agreements with foreign investors for technology transfer. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Mines Bolivia Mineral Lithium Mining Battery Technology Transfer

Title: Evo Morales: Iran will be a Partner in the Industrialization of Lithium

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2010102702

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: The article announces an agreement between Bolivia and Iran for the extraction of Bolivia's lithium deposits and the transfer of technology to Bolivia from Iran as part of that agreement. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Mines Bolivia Agreement Mineral Lithium Mining Iran Technology Transfer Battery

Title: Soybean Biodiesel Produces Genetic Mutations

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=eco&nro=503

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article identifies a study into the environmental impact of soybean biodiesel versus regular diesel. The study found that the soybean biodiesel produced genetic mutations in organic material. This would have implications in the case of a biodiesel spill. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Biofuel Biogas Biodiesel Environment Brazil Soybean

Title: A Road Built to be Flooded

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3770

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the rush to complete the Interoceanic Highway South, in southeastern Peru, a highway that will connect Peru and Brazil. While laborers rush to complete the highway on time, a major problem remains that 100 kilometers of this road will be covered with water as the land overlaps with the Inambari hydroelectric dam project. Much of the section of road that will be flooded has already been completed. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Hydroelectric Power Amazon Brazil Peru Interoceanic Highway South Inambari Development Water Flood

Title: Argentina: Resistance to Chinese Plan to Expand Soy in Patagonia

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3773

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the concern expressed by a number of environmental and social organizations in Argentina concerning an agreement with China to expand soybean production in the southern Argentine province of Río Negro. They are concerned that the expansion of soybean production could pose a threat to the region's biodiversity and food sovereignty. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Trade Latin America Argentina Biofuel NGO Agreement Environment China Food Sovereignty Soybean Food Security Biodiversity

Title: Lithium Batteries: Government Says Iran Not Elected as Strategic Partner

URL: http://plataformaenergetica.org/content/2352

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: The Bolivian government announced that there was no definite agreement for Iran to be Bolivia's strategic partner in the planned industrialization of lithium resources. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Mines Bolivia Agreement Mineral Lithium Mining Iran Japan South Korea France Industrial Investment Reserves Battery

Title: Tell Ikea that Palm Oil Candles Destroy the Forest

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Campanas_y_Acciones/Repitale_a_Ikea_que_las_velas_de_aceite_de_palma_destruyen_la_selva

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article calls for resistance to Ikea's production and sale of palm oil candles on the basis that palm oil production is destroying the environment, the climate, and human life. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Renewable Alternative Biofuel Biodiesel Sustainable Environment Greenwashing Candle Palm Oil RSPO Certification Ikea

Title: The IMF and World Bank Admit that Biofuels Harm

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/El_FMI_y_el_Banco_Mundial_admiten_que_los_biocombustibles_hacen_dano

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses a recent report released by the IMF and World Bank that found that hunger and malnutrition are worsening as food production is increasingly used as biofuel rather than for consumption. With more and more agricultural production becoming dedicated to biofuel production, food prices have risen, intensifying the threat to food security. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Alternative Biofuel Bioethanol Food Security Export Food Sovereignty

Title: Food Versus Fuel

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Alimentacion_v_s_combustible

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article contains a statement made by the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (FIIB) at the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10), which was held from October 18-29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The FIBB statement voices concern about the increasing production of biofuels, along with the declining production of food for human consumption. The FIBB recommends that legally-binding targets be implemented to curb the displacement of agricultural production for food consumption by crops dedicated to biofuel production. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Alternative Biofuel Biogas Biodiesel Bioethanol Food Security Food Sovereignty Food Consumption Biodiversity Energy Policy

Title: Brazil Wants to Forgo Environment Precaution with Biofuels

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/Brasil_quer_afastar_precaucao_ambiental_de_agrocombustiveis

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article examines the Brazilian governments position concerning the development of the biofuel industry, as expressed by government officials at the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Biodiversity, held in Nagoya, Japan from October 18-29, 2010. Article in Portuguese.

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Subject:   Biomass Alternative Biofuel Biodiesel Environment Bioethanol Biodiversity

Title: Argentina: The Struggle of a Community in Salta Against the Looting of Timber and Oil Industries

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Agencia_de_Noticias_Biodiversidadla/Argentina_la_lucha_de_una_comunidad_Wichi_en_Salta_contra_el_saqueo_de_industrias_maderera_y_petrolera

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article contains an interview with Zamora Octorina, a community leader of Wichi Honat Le Les in the province of Salta in northwestern Argentina. Zamora Octorina discusses the struggle of her community against the extractive activities of timber and oil industries. These activities have caused landslides and avalanches, thereby threatening the community of Wichi Honat Le Les. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Alternative Andes Region Argentina Amazon Timber Forestry Consultation

Title: Argentina: Community Defends Its Way of Life Against the Ravages of Mining and Quarrying

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Agencia_de_Noticias_Biodiversidadla/Argentina_Comunidad_kolla_defiende_su_modo_de_vida_ante_embates_de_la_mineria_extractiva

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article contains an interview with Matthias Quispe, a spokesperson for the community of Santa Ana de la Puna, which is located in the department of Cochinoca, in the province of Jujuy, in northwestern Argentina. Matthias Quispe discusses the threat that mining operations in the area pose to the indigenous way of life in the community of Santa Ana de la Puna. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines Alternative Andes Region Argentina Mineral Lithium Environment Mining Water Consultation

Title: Ecuador: Quichua Peoples in Struggle Against Mining Company Merodon

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/Ecuador_pueblos_Kichwas_en_pie_de_lucha_contra_minera_Merodon_denuncian_incursion_militar

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the ongoing struggle of three communities - Tzawata, Ila, and San Clemente Chucapi - in the province of Napo in Ecuador against the activities of mining company Merodon and the operations of the Ecuadorian military in the area. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines Andes Region Amazon River Region Mineral Mining Merodon Ecuador

Title: Indigenous Peoples Forum on Mining, Climate Change, and Good Living

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Foro_de_los_Pueblos_Indigenas_mineria_cambio_climatico_y_buen_vivir

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes a statement made by the Indigenous Peoples Forum on Mining, Climate Change, and Good Living that was held in Lima, Peru from November 18-20, 2010. The statement includes a section explicitly focusing on mining issues, in which forum participants assert their right to consultation concerning all mining projects that affect their communities and a demand for the annulment of all mining concessions in which indigenous communities were not consulted. The statement also includes a section dedicated to climate change, in which forum participants explicitly reject the development of a carbon market and assert that the development of the biofuel industry threatens food security. The statement is signed by a multitude of non-governmental indigenous organizations from various parts of the world. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines Ecology Climate NGO Mineral Environment Mining Consultation Food Security Food Sovereignty Climate Change Biodiversity

Title: Chile: Aymara Coordinator Rejects Statements by Secretary of Mining and Corema

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/Chile_coordinadora_aymara_rechaza_declaraciones_de_Subsecretario_de_Mineria_y_Corema

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article contains a statement from the Aymara Coordinators of Natural Resources Defense. The statement is a response to comments made by Pablo Warner y la Corema, the Chilean Mining Secretary, in the newspaper La Estrella de Arica in November 2010, concerning the consultation of local indigenous communities and the requirements of ILO Convention 169. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines NGO Mineral Thermal Environment Mining Chile Consultation ILO Convention 169 Policy Water Aymara

Title: Agroenergy: Does It Serve Life or Capital?

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/La_agroenergia_sirve_a_la_vida_o_al_capital

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the development of biofuels and energy sustainability within the context of a capitalist development model. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Renewable Biofuel Fossil Fuel Sustainable Environment Climate Change Economic Development

Title: Argentina: "The Nuclear Issue is Another Face of Development"

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Agencia_de_Noticias_Biodiversidadla/Argentina_El_tema_nuclear_es_otra_cara_mas_del_desarrollismo

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses a 24-page report released by the Sustainable Southern Cone Program (CSS) called "Nuclear Power in the Risk Society," as part of its Think Energy series. The article also includes an interview with Bertinat Pablo, a specialist in energy issues. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Alternative Nuclear Argentina NGO Sustainable Development South American Regional Integration Initiative (IIRSA) Cochabamba of the World People's Conference on Climate Change (CMPCC) Sustainable Southern Cone Program (CSS)

Title: Declaration of the Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Declaracion_de_la_Cumbre_Continental_de_Comunicacion_Indigena

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article is a statement released by the Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala, following its meeting held from November 8-12, 2010 in Cauca, Colombia that focused on the issues of "Coexistence, Territory, Dialogue and Negotiation." The statement declares the intention of the coalition to establish a Continental Network of Indigenous Communications in order to articulate the different networks, processes and experiences of indigenous peoples and nations. The statement includes a plan of action to establish this continental communication network. The statement also includes a condemnation of the actions of multinational mining, oil, gas and forestry companies in indigenous territories. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Indigenous Oil Mines NGO Mineral Colombia Mining Communication

Title: Mining: A Serial Killer of Indigenous Peoples

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/La_mineria_un_asesino_en_serie_de_los_pueblos_indigenas

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: The National Confederation of Communities Affected by Mining (CONACAMI), a Peruvian NGO established in 1992, was invited to speak at the Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala, held in Cauca, Colombia in November 2010. This article looks at the history of CONACAMI and its struggle to raise awareness and identify alternatives for indigenous communities in responding to the activities of transnational corporations. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Hydroelectric Power Andes Region NGO Mineral Mining Peru Consultation National Confederation of Communities Affected by Mining (CONACAMI) Dispute

Title: Statement by Kichwa Village Rukullakta: Enough of the Extractive Policy in Amazonian Ecuador

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Noticias/Prununciamiento_de_Pueblo_Kichwa_de_Rukullakta._Basta_de_politica_extractivista_en_amazonia_ecuatoriana

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article is a statement from the Village Council of Rukullakta, a Kichwa village in the province of Napo in Ecuador. The statement denounces the activities of oil company Ivanhoe Energy Ecuador Inc. and calls for collective resistance to Ivanhoe operations in the region. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Amazon Kichwa Quechua Quichua Ecuador Ivanhoe Energy Ecuador

Title: Argentina: Salta Mission Mataco Wichi cornered by the Northern Gas Pipeline Expansion

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Argentina_Salta_Mision_Wichi_Mataco_acorralada_por_expansion_del_Gasoducto_Norte

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article examines the ongoing legal dispute between the Argentine indigenous Mission of Wichi Mataco Tolaba, located in the province of Salta in northwestern Argentina, and various natural gas companies contracted to extend the Northern Gas Pipeline (GN), which has been in operation since 1960. The article includes an interview with Victorino Lorenzo, chief of the mission, and Margarita Filippini, a missionary at Wichi Mataco Tolaba. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Indigenous Oil Pipeline Trade Bolivia Argentina Amazon Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN) Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) Northern Gas Pipeline (GN)

Title: A Leftist Indian and an "Extreme Right" with the Same Plan: The People Pay Rate Hikes for Corporations to Earn More

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2011011401

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the price increases for fuel implemented by the Bolivian and Chilean governments in late-December 2010, in a purported effort to encourage the exploitation of oil and gas deposits in their respective countries. The increase in Bolivia led to violent protests, forcing the Evo Morales government to cancel the fuel hike. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Oil Bolivia Chile Evo Morales Investment Exploration Policy Mobilization Resistance Export Sebastian Piñera Popular

Title: Public Hearing to Discuss the Installation of a Wind Farm in the Chocón

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1720&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article briefly discusses the proposed plan for the construction of 50 wind turbines by the High Valley Windfarm company in the province of Neuquen in central Argentina. The plan was announced by Nuequen's Secretary of the Environment, Ricardo Esquivel. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Power Wind Renewable Alternative Andes Region Argentina Mapuche Villa El Chocón

Title: Yasuni National Park: Free from Oil Extraction

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1658&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the ITT-Yasuni initiative that will prevent the extraction of 846 million barrels of oil from the subsoil of Yasuni National Park, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In exchange for conservation, the Ecuadorian government will receive economic support from the international community through the UNDP. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Amazon River Region Carbon Emissions Ecuador Yasuni National Park Nature Reserve UNDP ITT-Yasuni Conservation Climate Change

Title: On the Path to Aviation Biofuels

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1656&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article reports on the efforts to develop biokerosene as an aviation biofuel and potential export product for Paraguay. Testing is on-going at the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Asuncion (UNA). Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Oil Paraguay Biofuel Flight Aviation Jet Fuel Biokerosene

Title: Argentina: Concluded a Historic Year for the Wind

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1651&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article reports that the Argentina Wind Energy Association (EAA) celebrated 2010 as a landmark year for the wind in Argentina. During the previous 12 months, Argentina saw both the expansion of its energy infrastructure and the opening of its largest wind farm to date. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Wind Renewable Alternative Andes Region Argentina

Title: Argentina: Announcing the Bidding for Four New Wind Farms in Neuquen

URL: http://www.energias-renovables.com/america/ContenidoseccionesAm.asp?ID=14&Cod=1647&Tipo=&Nombre=Noticias

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the government-backed project to develop wind farms on private and public lands in the province of Neuquen in central Argentina. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Wind Renewable Alternative Argentina

Title: Interview with Chico Mendes

URL: http://www.everde.cl/2011/01/amazonia-entrevista-chico-mendes.html

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes a fictional interview with Chico Mendes, a rubber tapper and environmental activist that was murdered in 1988 by ranchers to end his defense of the Brazilian rainforest. The interview considers what Mendes' response to the current state of affairs in Brazil and the Amazon would be if he had not been killed. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Amazon Environment Brazil Chico Mendes Rubber Deforestation Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Development Conservation

Title: The Population that Watches Its Amazon

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3841

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the efforts of the Amazonian Association for the Amazon (AMPA) in Peru to obtain land concessions from the Peruvian government in order to conserve biodiversity and prevent deforestation. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines NGO Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Deforestation Water Climate Change Biodiversity Sustainability Conservation Development Protected Area Ecotourism Watershed The Amazonian Association for the Amazon (AMPA)

Title: The Clean Energy Beneath Our Feet

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3732&olt=491

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the potential for the development of geothermal energy across the world, including opportunities in Peru, Colombia, and Chile. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Electric Power Alternative Geothermal Colombia Chile Peru

Title: Extractive Industries of Peru Faces the Challenge of Transparency

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3702&olt=486

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article describes the Peruvian government's quest to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an intergovernmental organization that aims to increase transparency concerning the payment of revenues by mining and oil companies to governments. Peru is currently the only Latin American country to seek membership in the EITI. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Agreement Mineral Mining Peru Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) IGO

Title: Argentine Biofuels Begin

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3539&olt=462

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the implementation of government policy in Argentina concerning biofuels - through the blending of gasoline with ethanol and diesel fuel with biodiesel - in pursuit of lower carbon emissions. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Biomass Oil Alternative Argentina Biofuel Biodiesel Carbon Emissions Soybean Gasoline Fuel Petroleum Climate Change Carbon Dioxide Sugar Cane Corn Cassava Yuca Consumption Export Import Domestic Market Green Fuel

Title: Uruguayans From Mud and Clay

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3548&olt=463

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses experimentation with bioconstruction in the building of homes in Uruguay. Using straw, wood, clay, and mud, Uruguayans are building natural homes that are healthier, more affordable, more energy-efficient, and more sustainable than cement homes, but many barriers remain, hindering the growth of bioconstruction. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Alternative Housing Bioconstruction Uruguay Green Building Sustainability Natural Homes Energy Efficiency Consumption Permaculture

Title: Ecological Earthquake in Chile

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3582&olt=468

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the opportunities for incorporating renewable, alternative, and sustainable energy sources into reconstruction efforts following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Chile on February 27, 2010. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Electric Pollution Power Wind Renewable Alternative Chile Environmental Impact Biodiversity Reconstruction Destruction Earthquake Tsunami Sustainability Urban Planning Recycling Dry Toilet Compost Development Cell Phone Decentralization Consumption Household

Title: Tangled Road for Peruvian Forest Law

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3583&olt=468

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses new legislation that the Peruvian government is developing to protect the forests and wildlife of its Amazonian rainforest, as well as the indigenous communities living there. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Biofuel Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Forest Consultation Logging Deforestation Policy

Title: Environmentalists Call a Green Pause "The Chaco Dream"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3653&olt=479

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article details the deforestation that is continuing in the Gran Chaco region of South America (including Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil). The spread of cattle ranching and agriculture production (including that of soybean production) have been blamed for the deforestation. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Biomass Bolivia Argentina Paraguay Biofuel Gran Chaco Deforestation Logging Forest Soybean Biodiversity

Title: Colombian Forest Project Loans and Critical Harvest

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3614&olt=473

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the Procuenca Initiative, which is a tree plantation program that has been established in the watershed basin of Chinchiná, in western Colombia. The Procuenca Initiative, which has been certified as part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), may become one of the world's first sales of carbon credits for forest and biodiversity conservation. There remain many issues to consider surrounding this initiative however. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Andes Region Fossil Fuel Colombia Carbon Emissions Andean Region Coffee Biodiversity Carbon Market Greenhouse Gases Clean Development Mechanism Water Climate Change Carbon Credits Preservation Tree Plantations

Title: Fresh and Crystalline Water in the Basement of Mercosur

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3588&olt=469

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the Guarani Aquifer reserve, one of the largest reserves of freshwater in the world. Located in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil, the waters of the Guarani Aquifer can be used for: drinking water, irrigation for agriculture, thermal bathing (linked to tourism), and geothermal energy. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Argentina Paraguay Geothermal Brazil Uruguay Guarani Aquifer Water

Title: Bamboo Against Deforestation

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3595&olt=470

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the Foundation Takuara Renda, an NGO that was established in southern Paraguay. It seeks to promote permaculture, the design and maintenance of small productive ecosystems, the harmonious integration of people and their homes with the environment, and sustainable living practices. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Paraguay NGO Housing Bamboo Sustainability Bioconstruction Deforestation Foundation Takuara Renda Permaculture Home

Title: The Forests are Not to Absorb Carbon

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3608&olt=472

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the issues surrounding the decision to establish a carbon market to offset carbon emissions through the Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism. Reporting on some of the discussions that took place at the World Conference of the People Against Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April 2010, the article presents the concerns of social activists and environmentalist concerning this initiative. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Bolivia Fossil Fuel Colombia Brazil Carbon Emissions Greenhouse Gases Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Carbon Market Forest Preservation Venezuela Climate Change

Title: Xingu River Between Electricity and Diversity

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3681&olt=483

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the proposed construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in the Xingu River basin of the Brazilian Amazon. The project will threaten the biodiversity of the region. Also threatened are 30 indigenous land reserves inhabited by over 13,000 people from 24 ethnic groups, and 12 conservation areas, including four extractive reserves and other comprehensive protection. Ultimately, 50,000 inhabitants could be displaced by this project. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Hydroelectric Power Renewable Alternative Amazon Brazil Dam Water Environmental Impact Biodiversity Conservation Reserve Forest Xingu River Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

Title: Spanish Renewable Energy Sets Sights on West

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3689&olt=484

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the opportunities for investment in renewable energies in Latin America. Alternative energy companies based in Spain, who have been hit by the recession and cuts to their subsidies, are looking to invest in the Latin American market. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Power Wind Renewable Alternative Energy Consumption Fossil Fuel Brazil Carbon Emissions Chile Spain Sun Mexico Green Wind Farm

Title: China and Brazil Inundate Latin America with Dams

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3856&olt=511

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the growing competition between China and Brazil concerning capital investments in energy projects within Latin America. These projects include hydroelectric dams, geothermal projects, and oil and mineral exploration in Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Hydroelectric Power Megaproject Mineral Geothermal Amazon Environment Mining Brazil Peru Dam China Water Ecuador Deforestation

Title: Environmental Crime to Be Paid in Peru

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3851&olt=510

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article examines issues surrounding the establishment of penalties by the Ministry of the Environment in Peru for companies found guilty of committing environmental crimes in the country. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Oil Mines Pollution Andes Region Mineral Amazon Environment Mining Andean Region Peru Destruction Contamination Forest Deforestation River Policy Law Government Policy

Title: "It is Essential to Accelerate Changes to the Energy Model"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3852&olt=510

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes an interview with Sergio Otto who is a member of Spain's Wind Energy Association and a founding member of Renewable Foundation, an NGO based in Spain that aims to increase Spanish society's sensitivity to energy issues and promote changes to the existing energy model. According to Otto, there is great potential for renewable energy development in Latin America given Spain's advanced achievements in meeting European Union (EU) targets for renewable energy. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Biomass Wind Renewable Argentina Biofuel Biogas Chile Sun Spain

Title: Oswaldo Seva: "The Capital Offensive Against Indigenous Peoples and Peasants is Global"

URL: http://www.biodiversidadla.org/Principal/Contenido/Documentos/Oswaldo_Seva_La_ofensiva_del_capital_contra_los_pueblos_indigenas_y_campesinos_es_global

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes an interview with Oswaldo Seva, a Brazilian professor who has long opposed the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon and other energy megaprojects. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Power Renewable Megaproject Amazon Brazil Belo Monte Capital Investment

Title: Mendoza: The Obvious Decision of Officials Responsible for Plunder and Pollution

URL: http://opsur.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/mendoza-la-decision-obvia-de-los-funcionarios-responsables-del-saqueo-y-de-la-contaminacion/

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes a response from the Popular Assembly for Water, an Argentine NGO, to the Mining Environmental Authority's acceptance of the Environmental Impact Study that was submitted by CORO Mining Corp., a Canadian mining company hoping to mine copper in Mendoza, Argentina. The Popular Assembly for Water has long opposed this mining megaproject, also known as the San Jorge mining megaproject, over concerns about the impact the project will have on the local community and its water supplies. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Mines Argentina Megaproject NGO Mineral Environment Mining Copper Impact CORO Mining Corp. Water

Title: Fighting for Life: The Rebellion en Bagua, Peru

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/luchando-por-la-vida--la-rebelion-en-bagua--peru

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the ecological threats - including oil extraction, deforestation, and mining - facing the Peruvian Amazon and its indigenous peoples. Article in Spanish. 10 pages.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Ecology NGO Mineral Amazon Environment Mining Peru Bagua Climate Change Worldview Conservation Biodiversity Traditional Knowledge Capital Transnational Multinational Deforestation Corporation Company Land Rights Movement

Title: Mud Houses, Do It Yourself

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/casas-de-barro--hagalo-usted-mismo---jorge-belanko--violeta-moraga

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article provides a brief overview of the documentary "Mud, Hands, House", directed by Gustavo Marangoni. The documentary explores the issues surrounding the use of natural materials - such as mud, straw, thermal blocks, etc. - in building construction and provides information on how to construct a home using these materials. A copy of the documentary is available for download from the webpage. Article and video in Spanish.

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Subject:   Alternative Argentina Sustainable Housing Natural Bioconstruction Permaculture Natural Home Green Building

Title: The Community of Latin American and Caribbean Biofuels Will Expand and Accelerate the IIRSA

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/la-comunidad-de-estados-latinoamericanos-y-caribe-os-expandir--los-biocombustibles-y-acelerar--la-iirsa

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the ongoing efforts of Latin American and Caribbean governments to work together to promote the development of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources through new investments, geographical integration, physical infrastructure, and technology transfer in the region. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Solar Biomass Hydroelectric Wind Renewable Megaproject Biofuel Climate Agreement Geothermal Sustainable Environment Peru Water Summit of Latin American and Caribbean Integration and Development (CALC) Sun Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development (ILAC) Conservation Policy Fund for Technical Cooperation for Initiatives for Infrastructure Integration (FIRII) Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) National Waterways Development Plan (NHRP) Network of Waterways Amazon

Title: The Proclamation: Statement from the Congress of Indigenous Peoples of Colombia

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/la-proclama---palabra-del-congreso-de-los-pueblos-de-colombia

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes a statement from the Congress of Indigenous Peoples of Colombia that met in Bogota, Colombia between October 8-12, 2010. In the statement, the Congress of Indigenous Peoples calls for popular empowerment, the creation of a People's Constitution, and the establishment of a People's Legislative Agenda. As part of this statement, the Congress condemns the activities of transnational mining and energy companies in indigenous territories and the failure of the Colombian government to protect local communities and ensure community consultation concerning these mining and energy projects. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Mines Mineral Colombia Environment Mining Policy Consultation Sovereignty Congress of Indigenous Peoples of Colombia

Title: Rivers for Life: Building Social and Environmental Proposals

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/iirsa--la-amenaza-del-proyecto-de-hidrovia-industrial-sobre-los-rios-paraguay-parana

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This report focuses on the proposed Project of the Paraguay-Paraná, a strategy to use the Paraguay and Parana Rivers for the transport of soy, iron, and fuel. The Intergovernmental Committee of the Waterway (CIH) - which includes the governments of Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil - hopes to lower the cost of transport of these goods through the use of waterway transportation. This report looks at the impact such a strategy will have on the local environment and local communities. Report in Spanish. 20 pages.

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Subject:   Power Bolivia Argentina Paraguay Fossil Fuel Environment Brazil Uruguay Intergovernmental Committee of the Waterway (CIH) Impact Soy Iron Water Transportation Infrastructure Fuel River Paraguay River Parana River Project of the Paraguay-Paraná

Title: Megaprojects:The Indigenous of Colombia in the Orinoco

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/megaproyectos--a-la-caza-del-indigena-colombiano-en-la-orinoquia--sergio-de-castro-sanchez

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the Recovery of the Meta River Project, an infrastructure project developed through the Initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA). The project aims to transform the Meta River - a major river located in the Orinoco Basin of Colombia and Venezuela - into a permanent waterway for shipping that serves to integrate the region. The article also looks at how this project relates to another project in the works, The Revival of the Orinoco Project. Throughout the article, the author highlights how these projects could potentially impact indigenous communities in the region, with a particular focus on the Caño Owl Reserve, located in Colombia. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Biomass Oil Megaproject Ecology Biofuel Agreement Biodiesel Colombia Environment Carbon Emissions Bioethanol Infrastructure Transportation Venezuela Water River Recovery of the Meta River Project Revival of the Orinoco Project Regional Integration Policy Palm Sugarcane Coca Conservation Protected Area Reserve Forest Initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA)

Title: IIRSA: The Two Faces of South American Integration

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/iirsa-el-doble-rostro-de-la-integracion-sudamericana

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the infrastructure projects proposed by the Initiative for South American Regional Integration (IIRSA). The Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (IOTC) has expressed concerns regarding the development and implementation of these projects and the social and environmental impacts these projects could have on indigenous communities in the region. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Biomass Oil Mines Hydroelectric Pipeline Power Bolivia Argentina Megaproject Biofuel Agreement Mineral Colombia Environment Mining Chile Peru Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (IOTC) Initiative for South American Regional Integration (IIRSA) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Consultation Infrastructure Soybean Water Biodiversity Policy Impact Forest National Route 14 Garabi Hydroelectric Paraguay-Parana Project Northwest Pipeline Project (GNEA) Ecuador

Title: Amazon Multimodal Axis of the IIRSA:The Pasto-Macoa Highway

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/eje-multimodal-amazonas-de-la-iirsa--la-carretera-pasto-mocoa

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This report examines the Pasto-Macoa Highway Project, an infrastructure project of the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA). The project proposes to construct a highway from Pasto to Macoa within Colombia as part of the eventual construction of a transcontinental highway, from Tumaco, Colombia to Belem, Brazil, thereby providing a road linking the Pacific to the Atlantic. The article looks at issues surrounding this project, including the potential impact on indigenous communities. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Megaproject Amazon Colombia Environment Brazil Peru Ecuador Road Highway Transportation Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) Infrastructure Forest Communication Reserve Protected Area Development

Title: The Business of Trafficking in the Path of Oil

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/el-negocio-de-la-trata-en-la-ruta-del-petroleo---observatorio-petrolero-sur

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the linkages between prostitution and oil production sites. It includes an interview with Mercedes Assorati, the General Coordinator of the Program Zero Slavery which is based in Argentina. The linkages between prostitution and soybean production are also discussed. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Oil Argentina Biofuel Prostitution Soybean Trafficking

Title: Cachuela Esperanza Hydroelectric Project Bolivia: Megadream or Meganightmare?

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/proyecto-hidroel-ctrico-de-cachuela-esperanza-bolivia---megasue-o-o-megapesadillao---henkjan-laats

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the Cachuela Esperanza Hydroelectric Project in Bolivia which is part of the Madeira River Complex, the most controversial project of the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA). The Cachuela Esperanza project could bring

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Subject:   Indigenous Hydroelectric Power Bolivia Megaproject Amazon Brazil TECSULT IIRSA (Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America) Madeira River Complex Cachuela Esperanza Hydroelectric Project

Title: When the Amazon is Protected with Plans

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3880&olt=515

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the importance of developing master plans for the conservation of protected areas in the Peruvian Amazon. These master plans establish what type of activities cannot be undertaken on protected lands and focus on the sustainable management of natural resources within a given territory. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Mineral Amazon Mining Peru Reserve Protected Area Conservation Exploration Consultation

Title: "The Sentence Against Chevron is Enforceable, Because it is Just"

URL: http://www.tierramerica.info/nota.php?lang=esp&idnews=3872&olt=514

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

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Subject:   Oil Pollution Environment Chevron Ecuador Regulation Court Destruction

Title: Tensions Between Extractive and Redistribution in the Process of Change in Latin America

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/tensiones-entre-extractivismo-y-redistribucion-en-los-procesos-de-cambio-de-america-latina--zibechi

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article includes a speech delivered by Raúl Zibechi, Uruguayan journalist and researcher, who spoke at the Social Forum of the Americas that was held at Asunción, Paraguay in August 2010. He speaks about the tensions inherent to the extractive model of development and the issues related to the redistribution of wealth under this model. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Oil Mines Hydroelectric Power Biofuel Mineral Amazon Environment Mining Extraction Development Distribution Wealth Social Movement Water Inequality

Title: Challenges of the Bolivian Crisis

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/desaf-os-de-la-crisis-boliviana--zibechi

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the popular uprisings in Bolivia in response to the increased fuel costs legislated by the Evo Morales government in Bolivia in December 2010. The author briefly examines what this popular resistance could mean for the region. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Power Bolivia Energy Development Model Evo Morales Resistance Popular Democracy Fuel Leftist Regulation Government Policy

Title: Oscar Olivera Takes Stock of Gasolinazo in Bolivia: "You Have to Propose New Ways of Doing Politics and Economics"

URL: http://www.abyayalacolectivo.com/web/compartir/noticia/oscar-olivera-hace-un-balance-del-gasolinazo-en-bolivia--hay-que-plantear-nuevas-formas-de-hacer-pol-tica-y-de-hacer-econom-a

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the popular uprising against rising fuel prices that occurred in Bolivia in December 2010. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Indigenous Power Bolivia Fuel Resistance Evo Morales Popular Government Policy Regulation

Title: Due to the Negligence of Officers at the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and YPFB, Bolivia Lost the Opportunity to Export Urea to Brazil

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2011021607

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the industrial production of urea (also known as carbamide) as a byproduct of the natural gas industry in Bolivia and Brazil. Urea is a compound that is in heavy demand in the "Mining Triangle" in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The author explains that Bolivia lost an opportunity to export industrial urea to Brazil, as Brazil is now in the process of developing its own plants to produce the compound from natural gas exported from Bolivia. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Mines Bolivia Mineral Mining Brazil Urea Carbamide Industrial Plant Chemical

Title: YPFB Offers New Areas of Operation to More than 60 Oil Companies in Sararenda Field, the Base of Bolivia's Energy Security

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2011020308

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the projected reserves of natural gas in Bolivia available for extraction and the Bolivian government's invitation to transnational oil companies for project proposals and partnership agreements to explore and exploit these reserves. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Oil Bolivia Thermal Nationalization Reserve Exploration Transnational Companies Development Project

Title: Disappearing Natural Gas Reserves in Bolivia

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2011012803

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article discusses the discrepancy between earlier estimates of the size of the natural gas reserves in Bolivia and more recent estimates that are much lower. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Natural Gas Bolivia Reserve Exploration Potential

Title: Looking to Substitute Oil

URL: http://www.bolpress.com/art.php?Cod=2011021602

Collection: LA ENERGAIA: Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialog in Latin America

Organization: University of New Mexico

Description: This article provides a general overview of the development of biofuels in Latin America in recent years. It focuses especially on the production of bioethanol from sugar cane. Article in Spanish.

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Subject:   Biomass Pollution Power Alternative Biofuel Fossil Fuel Sustainable Colombia Brazil Carbon Emissions Bioethanol Sugar Cane Maize Corn Cassava Potato Gasoline Power Plant

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