A record-breaking year for M&A deals
Most of the acquired companies were in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Most of the acquirers were in Brazil, the US and -- surprisingly -- in Colombia. Trends and data drawn from the Latin Business Chronicle 2012 Latin America’s top 100 M&A ranking.
Top 50 Energy Companies
From Petrobras to Comgas, a who's who in the oil and gas industry and in the electricity business
PDVSA: More Contradictions
PDVSA's 2009 profits are half of what company president Rafael Ramirez said they were only a few months ago.
The Mystery of PDVSA
Experts doubt PDVSA’s preliminary profit figures for last year as the market awaits the company's official 2009 report.
Venezuela Oil: Worse Shape
The Venezuelan economy may be in far worse shape than officially announced, and in a weaker position to face the present sharp fall in oil export revenue.
Chavez' Temporary Victory
Despite his referendum win, Hugo Chavez will likely be ousted by popular vote in 2012, experts predict.
PDVSA Finances Suffer
Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA will likely have to cut staff as a result of falling revenues and growing costs, risk analysts warn.
Venezuela Boom Slows Down
Falling oil prices mean weaker economic growth for Venezuela, but inflation will likely to grow at record levels.