BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Water and Waste news in Latin America.
The funds will be allocated to grid expansion, substation maintenance, service quality improvements and initiatives to reduce energy theft, among other areas.
What are the economic costs of destroyed houses, businesses and infrastructure? Given that 90 of the world's 616 largest metropolitan areas are located within 150km of a volcano, this is an important question to ask, said Swiss Re in a press release.
Brazil is getting ready to tender 17 state waterworks concessions over the next year or so, and Rio de Janeiro state could turn out to be the most attractive in terms of opportunities.
Panama Canal Authority officials met with lawmakers from the public infrastructure commission to explore projects being managed by the authority, among them the Corozal port initiative.
The Mexican state earmarks more than US$52mn of the total for under-construction line No. 3 of capital Monterrey's metro system.
The country would take part in the initiative with a rail line between the city of Carmelo Peralta and the Bolivian town of Robore.