Central America. Nicaragua will strengthen its power sector; El Salvador's fuel prices went up again, but it saved money on imported electricity.


Greater Antilles. The Dominican Republic is signing the electricity pact; APR Energy is powering up Puerto Rico; and the World Bank approved US$35m for Haiti's clean energy.


Lesser Antilles.  Barbados is trapped between the IMF and a currency devaluation.


Northern South America. PDVSA avoided debt default…for a while; Colombian oil producers will no longer deduct royalties from their corporate tax; and Suriname believes its oil prospects are good.


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