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  1. Guatemalan Community Leaders Demand Cancellation of Mining Licenses

    15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Some 50 community leaders from the municipality of Cabricán, in Guatemala's Quetzaltenango department, have demanded a public hearing in the country's Constitutional Court ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2014 - 11:58

  2. Guatemalan Congress Urged to Advance Water Law

    25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Analysts and environmental experts are calling on the Guatemalan Congress to restart discussions on creating a water law. A proposal for a General Water Law was put forward in 2003 by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2014 - 10:10

  3. Another Water Delivery Man Shot in Guatemala City

    4 Feb 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Eddy Salvador Vega became the latest water delivery man to be shot and killed while working in Guatemala City, Prensa Libre reported last week. Witnesses told the National Civil Police ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2014 - 22:54

  4. Pharmaceutical Residue Found in Guatemalan Rivers

    13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/13/2013 - 10:11

  5. Guatemalan Departments on Alert for Cholera From Mexico

    20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The National Hospital of Huehuetenango, located in the Huehuetenango department on Guatemala's border with Mexico, has issued a yellow alert after two cases of cholera were ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/20/2013 - 10:00

  6. Recycling Plant to Reduce Pollution in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

    18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala’s Sololá municipality inaugurated the new Tzolojyá recycling plant, which is expected to help reduce pollution levels in nearby Lake Atitlan. Several municipalities ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2013 - 10:05

  7. Guatemalan Health Ministry Issues Regulations on Water Chlorination

    11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala's Ministry of Health last week released new regulations for water providers in the form of a manual on “vigilance and control of the quality for water for human ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2013 - 10:35

  8. Indigenous Rapporteur Find High Degree of Conflict Over Megaprojects in Guatemala

    5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/05/2013 - 10:02

  9. Goldcorp Suspends Operations at Guatemalan Mine

    8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 12:50

  10. Guatemala Moves Forward With Plan to Clean Lake Atitlan

    26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan government authorities met last week to discuss plans to clean water in the Lake Atitlan basin, which has experienced cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms since 2010. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2013 - 10:09

  11. Guatemalan President Proposes Two-Year Moratorium on New Mining Licenses

    16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is proposing a two-year moratorium on granting mining licenses. During his television show "De frente con el Presidente" last week, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/16/2013 - 10:02

  12. Thousands Protest Cement Plant Near Guatemala City

    10 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Thousands of residents of San Juan Sacatepéquez municipality on the edge of Guatemala City protested against a cement factory in the area, which was inaugurated on July 5, demanding ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/10/2013 - 10:04

  13. Guatemalans Protest New Cement Factory Over Environmental Concerns

    9 Jul 2013- 09:38 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY World War 4 Report Some 1,000 or more indigenous and campesino Guatemalans demonstrated on July 5 in San Juan Sacatepéquez municipality, about 30 km northwest of Guatemala City in Guatemala department ...

    Local Press Report - 07/09/2013 - 09:38

  14. Guatemalan Companies Do Not Know True Cost of Water: Expert

    27 Jun 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Companies in Guatemala do not know the real cost of the water they are consuming, experts from the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Ageexport) said last week. "Many companies ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/28/2013 - 10:01

  15. Conflict Over Guatemalan Mine Leaves Two Dead

    The Guatemalan government’s decision to authorize a mine has led to violent protests, leaving two people dead, at least 16 community leaders captured, and causing the government to declare a state of siege in the departments of Jalapa and Santa Rosa. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 14:10

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