Hemisphere Highlights, Volume VI, Issue 6 - July 2007
July 9, 2007
Exxon Mobil and Conoco-Phillips abandon their petroleum operations in Venezuela. Energy shortages in Bolivia affect domestic and foreign markets. Ecuador submits an official request to rejoin the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with full-member status. Peruvian president takes Peru’s dispute with Chile to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Nicaraguan president meets with Fidel Castro in Havana. The government of Mexico presents a long-anticipated fiscal reform package to Congress. Proposed rulemaking for the land and sea portion of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is announced. Upcoming local elections present a key test for Colombia’s democracy. June is a particularly active month in Argentina’s political agenda.