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  • Araguaia Ferronickel Mine, Brazil

    With the nickel market’s prospects transformed after 2 years of intense focus on the practicalities of the energy transition, Horizonte Minerals last month closed a $633 million project finance package for its Araguaia ferronickel mine – a Tier 1 project which could bolster Brazil’s status as a long-term source for the world’s nickel needs

  • Brazil’s thriving infrastructure market

    Brazil’s business environment is booming with foreign investors confident in the investment climate that the country has cultivated. This success is tied into specific stand-out industries in Brazilian infrastructure – such as transport, which has long been a cornerstone of growth for the country and will see continuous upward momentum in 2022

  • Antioquia port, Colombia

    A consortium of 9 sponsors will shortly break ground on the Antioquia port project – arguably the country’s most important infrastructure investment in decades which reached a hard-fought financial close in the final days of 2021

  • Rio de Janeiro public lighting, Brazil

    Brazil’s emerging smart city sector took a significant step forward in November 2021 as Rio de Janeiro’s public lighting PPP – the second-largest in the country so far – reached financial close

  • IJGlobal Awards 2021 – Latin America Judging Team

    We are delighted to announce the judging team for Latin America – an esteemed group of infrastructure professionals who will gather to debate and discuss company submissions

  • Aburrá Oriente tunnel refi, Colombia

    Odinsa recently closed a Ps 700 billion refinancing for the Aburrá Oriente tunnel in a deal that broke new ground for the use of locally-placed bonds in Colombian project finance

  • Brazil’s infra tipping point?

    Three years after Jair Bolsonaro came to power, the Brazilian president’s economic policies continue to redraw the national infrastructure map – and now his government is launching an all-out offensive to get more international investors in on the act

  • IJGlobal ESG Energy Deal of the Year, Americas – Jacaranda Solar

    Atlas Renewable Energy was a hit with the judges who were deeply impressed by the social impact achieved on Jacarandá Solar Project in Brazil combined with its wider programme to improve diversity

  • IJGlobal ESG Award, Social – Atlas Renewable Energy

    Atlas Renewable Energy can take pride in the accolade it was “one of few entries to demonstrate true commitment to diversity” as a worthwhile winner in the social category

  • IJLatAm: Viva a 'infrastructure' revolução!

    Attendees at our recent IJLatAm 2021 conference – a hybrid event, and one we sorely hope to be the last affected by international travel restrictions – received an insight into Brazil’s ambitious pipeline of infrastructure PPPs that continues to advance at breakneck speed

  • AMLO cracks down on power market

    After two years of Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador trying to reform the country's power sector, the statesman has dealt his last card – a constitutional reform that would "decimate" the industry, according to deal watchers

  • Digital infra to fuel LatAm growth

    Poorly developed digital infrastructure across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) serves as a major impediment to economic development in the region, according to speakers at the IJLatAm 2021 conference hosted this week in New York

  • Cardones-Polpaico transmission refi, Chile

    In a deal that took almost a year to close, Interchile, a subsidiary of Colombia's Interconexion Electrica, raised $1.2 billion of bonds to refinance a sprawling transmission portfolio interconnecting the entire northern half of Chile

  • And the winner is… the Mexican Army!

    Few things warm the heart of an infra hack more than projects being won… but when it comes to airports in Mexico, that’s more likely to elicit wails of anguish. The latest development on the ground (not so much in the air) is a farce of monumental proportions – on a similar scale, indeed, to the scrapping the under-construction airport in 2018

  • UK enters new era for trade with Central America

    UKEF chief executive Louis Taylor and CABEI executive president Dante Mossi join forces to write and op-ed for IJGlobal in the wake of their signing an MoU earlier this year to presage an uptick in activity between the 2 organisations

  • Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

    Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the private sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

  • Autopista Río Magdalena 2, Colombia

    Colombia's success with the 4G programme – a nationwide plan to revitalise the country's road infrastructure – has set in motion plans for 5G which will go beyond highways to include airports, railways and waterways

  • Telfers acquisition, Panama

    This summer, a consortium of investors led by InterEnergy Group was able to seal its purchase of the 656MW Telfers LNG-to-power project in Panama, bringing to close a process they had embarked on 2 years ago

  • The Astris Finance Interview

    On time to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary, Astris Finance has been awarded Latin American financial adviser of the year, for the third year in a row – and for good reason. This boutique firm is deeply embedded in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the region, having been active there for the last 2 decades

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