Brazil has found great success building its ethanol industry with the use of sugarcane, and there are suggestions that other countries in Latin America might replicate this feat, allowing them to use biofuels to increase their energy independence. Central American countries and Cuba share some similarities with Brazil, and they are the ones often mentioned for potential growth in biofuels. These countries face significant obstacles because of a lack of infrastructure and inadequate energy policies, which make them particularly dependent on foreign imports of fossil fuels to partially satisfy their populations' growing energy demand.
Sánchez, Adriana E.. "Biofuels Fighting for Space in Central America and Cuba." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/24