Fitch: Energy investors' confidence in Latin America shaky

Latin America's energy industry will require more than $225 billion in investments in the coming decade, but the region's political and economic environment suggests that external financing will be difficult to find and expensive to obtain.Concerns over sovereign-related issues could jeopardize the region's ability to raise the capital needed for all types of energy projects, Alejandro Bertuol, senior director of Fitch Ratings in New York, told analysts and reporters during a conference call last month.The $225 billion estimate includes upstream and downstream oil and natural gas projects, petrochemical projects, power projects, and associated infrastructure capital investment...

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