About US$30mn of US$70mn in total will go to well drilling in the Camamu and Ceará basins.
The studies to upgrade and expand the La Aurora international airport serving Guatemala City are being carried out by a consortium comprised of consulting firms Deloitte and Tetra Tech.
Companies issue option and appointment updates relating to gold, silver, lead and zinc projects in Chile and Mexico.
The economic bids of the three firms challenging for the operating contract will be unveiled in January. In the meantime, the government of the Argentine capital requested that the current concession be extended for another year.
Companies operating in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru provide updates on their exploration programs.
The ousting of Amos Ganish was the outcome of a struggle between Telecom Italia's main shareholders Vivendi, who backed Genish, and US venture capital group Elliot Management, who wanted him out. The board is controlled by Elliott and Genish had been appointed to the role by Vivendi.
Roberto Ramírez said that as the contract for the work was put out to tender, the Mexican water authority will probe those officials who accepted the bid.