Latin America occupies an extremely large portion of the Western Hemisphere and covers six time zones. From north to south, this region extends from Tijuana, Mexico (33° north latitude) to the city of Ushuaia, Argentina (55° south latitude). From west to east, the region extends from Tijuana (120° west longitude) to Recife, Brazil (37° west longitude).

According to the World Energy Council, the Latin America/Caribbean area is a net exporter of energy resources and is expected to continue to be a net exporter over the next 25 years. In 2002, this region held approximately 9–12% of the oil reserves and...

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