Petrocaribe, Central America, and the Caribbean:
Who Will Subsidize the Future?

A New Atlantic Council Report

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US Vice President Joe Biden used his recent trip to Latin America to announce a new initiative to promote energy security in the Caribbean. Is it enough?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for a timely discussion on the future of Petrocaribe.  The huge Venezuelan oil subsidy enters its tenth year, and continues to provide Caracas with political support from its closest neighbors – but at what cost to the region? Given Venezuela’s economic demise, will Petrocaribe continue delivering into the future?  Now is the moment to examine energy alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America.

This event will launch the Atlantic Council's new report, Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela, authored by Arsht Center Senior Nonresident Energy Fellow David L. Goldwyn and his associate, Cory R. Gill.

David Goldwyn
Senior Nonresident Energy Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council;
President, Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC;
Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, US State Department

Jorge Piñón
Director, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Jed Bailey
Managing Partner, Energy Narrative; Coauthor, Inter-American Development Bank's "Pre-Feasibility Study of the Potential Market for Natural Gas as a Fuel for Power Generation in the Caribbean"

Moderated by

Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
*Additional speakers to be confirmed 

Event Schedule
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Discussion: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
A light breakfast will be served.