Slim has eyes for Guatemalan hydro projects

The construction arm of the business empire of Mexico's Carlos Slim is among several companies that have shown interest in Guatemalan government plans to build five hydroelectric plans with a total capacity of 418 megawatts.

Friday, May 30, 2008

The government also hopes to construct five thermal plants, three of them fired by coal.

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Legal Certainty Under Question in Panama

August 2016

The stoppage of the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Project has raised concerns about the legal certainty of investments made within the framework of the country's development plans.

From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP):

Growth of Guatemalan Investments in Nicaragua

July 2016

Investment made by Guatemalan companies in Nicaragua almost tripled between 2014 and 2015, with money mainly going into energy, sugar, palm oil and tourism.

In the past eight years Guatemalan companies have invested $246 million in Nicaragua, according to ProNicaragua. In 2013 the highest amount in the last five years was recorded, with $46 million being invested in the country. In 2014 the amount of investment was only $6 million, while in 2015 it amounted to $16.7 million.

FDI down in Central America and Caribbean

September 2009

The manufacturing sector as a whole saw a decline in FDI due to a sharp drop in flows to Central America and the Caribbean.

In Central America and the Caribbean (other than financial centres), the decline in FDI inflows was largely due to a 20% fall in flows to Mexico, which mainly resulted from a halving of inflows to the manufacturing sector (CNIE, 2009).

Nicaragua studies the construction of small hydro dams

July 2008

The government will undertake feasibility studies to analyze the construction of micro dams in the Caribbean region, which is not currently served by the Spanish energy company Unión Fenosa.

These studies will be funded with 100.000 euros provided by the Energy and Environment Alliance of Finland and Austria, with a counterpart funded by the government of Managua.

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