Meeting Energy Challenges in the Western Hemisphere
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ray Walser
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Latin American; PEMEX; PETROBRAS; Hugo Chavez
Coverage: United States
Meeting the nation's petroleum needs from affordable and secure sources is vital for national security. The best guarantee for future energy security remains a stable, democratic Western Hemisphere with relationships based on genuine respect for democracy, constitutional government with real checks and balances, and the rule of law.