"...there are all these discussions about even hooking up Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela into a grid that of power plants and electrical lines that would go from northern South America up through Central America into Mexico.
That's way down the line, but you can't get there until you integrate Mexico and Central America. This is the first real step.
It's difficult because initially they were planning on building a huge dam in the Usumacinta river valley to generate the power that Mexico would sell to Central America. That dam got blocked because of environmental and ethnographic concerns so I'm not sure where the power that's going to come from Mexico to Guatemala will come from."Posted by Dave at September 01, 2008 10:09 AM