Brazil Adds a New Class of Submarine to its Navy

The launching of Brazil’s submarine Riachuelo on December 14 marked a new phase in the country’s Navy Submarine Development Program (PROSUB). The event took place at the Naval Complex of Itaguaí, on the Southern coast of Rio da Janeiro state. It was attended by President Michel Temer and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The Commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, led the ceremony. The Director General of Nuclear and Technological Development, Admiral Bento Albuquerque, was also present.

Electricity Market Reforms in Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities

As part of a nationwide series of reforms, Ukraine has introduced a new law reforming its electricity market. This law provides an opportunity to synchronize the Ukrainian energy system with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and integrate Ukraine within the European market. Why are these reforms important, and what are the benefits, drawbacks, and potential outcomes for Ukraine and its neighbors?

La nueva reforma energética de México

Trece años después, la tan sometida a debate reforma ha llegado y se ha ido y México tiene un nuevo modelo energético. Este nuevo modelo ha generado controversia en la política de México, pero ha sido ampliamente celebrado en todo el mundo. Entre agosto y diciembre de 2013, el Congreso de la Unión debatió y luego aprobó una Reforma Constitucional que autorizaba la inversión privada y extranjera en la cadena de valor del sector energético por primera vez en 75 años.

Presentación: La Nueva Reforma Energética de México

El nuevo modelo energético de México ha sido polémico en el régimen mexicano, pero extensamente celebrado alrededor del mundo. Entre agosto y diciembre de 2013, el Congreso Mexicano debatió y, posteriormente, aprobó una reforma constitucional que permitió la inversión privada y extranjera en la cadena de valor del sector energético por primera vez en 75 años. En agosto de 2014, el Congreso aprobó la legislación secundaria y estableció un nuevo marco legislativo y regulador que permitió la creación de un piso parejo para todos los actores del sector.

Mexico's New Energy Reform

Thirteen years later, the much-debated reform has come and gone and Mexico has a new energy model. This new model has been controversial in Mexico’s polity, but widely celebrated around the world. Between August and December 2013, the Mexican Congress debated and then approved a Constitutional Reform that allowed private and foreign investment across the energy values chain for the first time in 75 years.

U.S. Spotlight Fixed Squarely on AMLO as He Takes Reins in Mexico

On Dec. 1, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will be sworn in as Mexico’s president. AMLO’s presidency will have important ramifications for the United States.

Through trade, travel, heritage and history, U.S.-Mexico relations touch the daily lives of more American citizens than ties with any other country. The two countries trade over $1 million a minute, have over $100 billion in mutual investment and share a million border crossings a day.