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The Oil and the Glory

The politics of drilling in the dark zone

In late January, Spain's Repsol began drilling in the Northbelt Thrust, a stretch of the offshore Caribbean that may contain 6 billion barrels of oil. ...

The Oil and the Glory

Argentina won’t be joining the global petro-surge anytime soon

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, angry at a rising national oil bill and emboldened by her own populist fervor, has relieved Spain's Repsol of ...

Daniel W. Drezner

There’s socialism and then there’s socialism

Megan McArdle alerts us to the doings down Buenos Aires way:  Hemmed in by the global financial squeeze and commodities slump, Argentina's leftist government has ...

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