has long been a hot-button issue in Latin America.
Foreign companies were the first to exploit the region’s
oil and gas reserves, and the nationalization of oil
fields was, and is, a source of national pride and even
national myth. Mexico and Venezuela have seen their fortunes
rise and fall with the price of oil and have responded
in different ways to fluctuations in the commodity’s
price. While the politics of petroleum still have deep
resonance in Latin America, countries such as Brazil
are moving towards alternative energy sources. Will shifts
in energy consumption change the balance of power in
institute is free and open to all educators.
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and Social Science Standards - tenth,
eleventh and twelfth grades.
online or by calling Jean Spencer at 510-642-2162.
by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.
July 26, 2007, 8:30 am – 3:30
Friday, July 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
2223 Fulton, Sixth Floor