Recent Articles

At the OGP meeting in Brasilia, governments announced National Action Plans, including many concrete resource governance reforms.

Revenue Watch led an OGP summit panel on practical ways to incorporate oil and mining transparency into country commitments.

As more than 1,000 members of government, civil society and the private sector gather in Brasilia, the OGP's first civil society co-chair is appointed.

With RWI support, our partner Ibase has published a new report, giving an overview of Brazil's oil, gas and mining revenues.

A web video from RWI partner Ibase helps to halt the expansion of a steel mill and highlight industry impacts on the local community.
RWI's Latin America team delivers fresh news and insight. In issue June 30, Ecuador faces the long road to hydrocarbon contract renegotiation; Bolivia and Brazil increase investment to raise oil production; and Peru's rivers suffer from oil and mining pollution.
Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. In issue April 30, the Tía María mining project sparks a debate about the use of water and territory; the Bolivian government collects warranty payments from Jindal Steel; debates are underway on the distribution of royalties from Pre-sal in Brazil; Ecuador's President Rafael Correa pushes for new contracts; and more.
This July, Brazil installed a Parliamentary Investigation Committee to clarify a number of accusations of corruption involving the National Petroleum Agency and Petrobrás. The appointment of the committee comes at a momentous time, as Brazil debates a new legal framework for hydrocarbon management, prepares for general elections in 2010 and considers its future as a possible oil giant following massive recent petroleum discoveries. While determining the future governance of a potentially major petroleum power, Brazil's government must also ensure that the Committee can conduct a credible investigation as a necessary step towards greater transparency.
Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. Issue September 9 covers proposed regulatory changes for Brazil's pre-sal are; legislative Changes in Peru and Chile; and Mexico's PEMEX Reform.
Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. Issue August 25 covers debate in Peru over how to ensure that Camisea gas supplies can cover increasing domestic demand; Bolivia's proposal to amend gas contracts with Brazil and Argentina; and Ecuador's service contracts with private companies.
Issue July 9 covers mining canon resource distribution in Peru; the rising importance of state-owned oil companies in several Latin American countries; and PDVSA's efforts to find financing from bond issue to cover its debts.
Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. Issue February 3 covers Bolivia's new Constitution and its impact on the extractive sector; Latin American extractive companies efforts to find financing; and adjustments in oil price stabilization mechanisms for 2009.
Carlos Monge, RWI Latin America Regional Coordinator, and colleagues deliver fresh news and insight. Issue October 24 covers the effects of the international drop in major commodity prices in Latin America; the constitutionality of legislative decrees that facilitate opening indigenous and peasant communal lands to large private investment; and regional reforms in energy policy.