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    Twenty Latin American countries have been meeting in Quito, Ecuador, in an effort to produce a common plan for the use and development of energy resources in the region.

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    Twenty Latin American countries have been meeting in Quito, Ecuador, in an effort to produce a common plan for the use and development of energy resources in the region.

    SYNOPSIS: The four day conference, which began on Monday (5 September) was organised by the Latin American Organisation for Energy. Energy Ministers from the twenty countries, were welcomed by their Ecuador counterpart, General Jaime Semblantes.

    The group was formed in 1972 with the aim of uniting the developing countries of the region into a self-sufficient economic force, independent of foreign energy supplies. To help achieve this the ministers proposed the establishment a regional energy information centres, and a common finance pool. But not everyone was satisfied with the proposals. A split developed at the conference between the large and small nations. Several smaller countries accused Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, and Brazil of thwarting efforts to establish a development bank. The plan was squashed after the failure to agree on common objectives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVATCC4BIUS54X2ZFVU129LHBU1
    Media URN:
    VLVATCC4BIUS54X2ZFVU129LHBU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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