Latest Latin America News

  • JICA joins Mexican solar financing

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency has joined two other development finance institutions to finance a 376 MW solar portfolio in Mexico

  • Brazil's fund approves financing for naval projects

    Brazil’s merchant marine fund (FMM) – which is subordinated to the Infrastructure Ministry – has approved R5.6 billion ($1.11 billion) to finance projects in the naval sector.

  • TC Energy hires veteran for new Mexico division

    TC Energy has hired Frédéric Bathy as a director and he will be tasked with establishing the company's new gas marketing business unit for Mexico, based in Mexico City

  • Colombia postpones oil bidding

    Colombia’s national agency of hydrocarbons (ANH) has postponed the next round of oil and gas projects.

  • EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: KOSPO, Samsung seek refi for Chilean CCGT

    The South Korean owners of a gas-fired plant in Chile had been looking a few months ago to refinance it through a private placement, but market conditions may now act as a deterrent

  • AES plots third Chilean wind project

    AES Gener is plotting the development of a 140MW wind farm in Chile, the third such project the company has filed paperwork for this month

  • São Paulo Metro Line 6 contract to end in May

    The government of São Paulo has extended by two months the date to end the concession for the construction and operation of Metro Line 6

  • Eneva changes financing plans for AES Tiete merger

    Brazilian energy company Eneva has changed strategy for its proposed merger with AES Tiete and will now delay refinancing bank loans it is raising to finance the deal due to adverse market conditions

  • Odebrecht's recovery plan vote postponed

    Odebrecht has postponed its general meeting to vote on its most recent judicial recovery plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • JBIC sign loans for Latam renewables

    JBIC has granted a $200 million loan to development finance institution Corporación Andina de Fomento to finance renewable projects in four Latin American countries

  • Peruvian developer plans solar project in Chile

    Lima-based generation company Atria Energía is plotting the development of a a 66MW solar park in Chile

  • Change at the top of Colombia’s UPME

    Colombia’s Mines and Energy Planning Unit has appointed an interim director after the previous incumbent, who oversaw the introduction of renewable energy auctions in the country, announced his resignation

  • Brazilian state postpones power auction

    Brazilian state Piauí has postponed the deadline to receive proposals for solar PV projects that will be contracted under a PPP model, due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Debt sought to kick-start Ruta del Sol III construction

    The concessionaire of the Ruta del Sol III toll road in Colombia is seeking to raise debt in order to restart construction on the project, which has been stalled since 2017

  • EXCLUSIVE Rush to finance Chile PMGDs before law change

    Project finance bankers in New York are eyeing PMGD (Pequeños Medios de Generación Distribuida) solar portfolios in Chile, which have become attractive investments—at least until the law changes