In 2017-18 we visited the Meta department in Colombia on multiple occasions. Located right where Colombia’s Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains) disappear south into the vastness of the Amazon…

Erwin de Nys, Nicolás Salazar |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Some months ago, during a visit to one of the Central American countries, while we were on a call with the head of the electricity dispatch center, we noticed by the tone of his voice, that he was…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |

The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21st.  After more than 50 years of civil war, we finally have a national Peace Day to celebrate in Colombia, too.
 

Marcelo Jorge Fabre |

Construction works at Sobradinho Reservoir in Bahia, Brazil.
Photos by Marcello Casal Jr./ABr.

Martin Raiser |

Buyers agreed to destroy obsolete equipment to prevent its reuse in the power distribution network What do electricity meters and mobile phones have in common? Answer: both are present in millions…

Christophe de Gouvello, Marcio Batitucci |

(istock/Daniel Ernst) In 2016, Colombia has the opportunity to make history. After more than three years of negotiations, the country is very close to achieving an “Agreement to terminate the…

Gerardo Corrochano |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,…

Robert Montgomery |

World Bank's VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, describes his visit to Uruguay.
  Jorge Familiar en Uruguay

Jorge Familiar |

Why are petroleum prices dropping so fast anyway? Have they reached rock bottom yet? Should we be worried if they continue to fall? These are questions that probably every finance minister in…

Francisco G. Carneiro |