14 May 2013 - 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — 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
7 May 2013 - 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has agreed to grant water use licenses for three “micro-hydroelectric” projects in the Grijalva-Usumacinta Basin in Chiapas state.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CO, DENVER — US-based international water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NGO Water For People announced last week that it was releasing the first version of its new monitoring platform, Re-Imagine Reporting.
29 Mar 2013 - 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, ac
14 Mar 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico is only capturing 3 percent of the approximately 1,500 cubic kilometers of rainwater that it could be capturing annually; that amount could supply the 15 million residents of the country tha
Catholic Church of El Salvador Urges Guatemala to Shut Down Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine Due to “Toxic Pollution”
21 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The Catholic Church of El Salvador this week asked the Guatemalan government to halt the Cerro Blanco mining project due to pollution concerns.
13 Feb 2013 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming more prevalent throughout the Latin American region, as governments look to expand infrastructure development and increase access to basic services
17 Jan 2013 - 06:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador has claimed a gold and silver mine in Guatemala would pollute the water quality of its essential Lempa River, which provides 37 percent of the country’s drinking water.
30 Nov 2012 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off this week in Doha, Qatar, with an emphasis on agriculture
19 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan government on November 17 announced creation of a National Reconstruction Committee to guide the recovery efforts in the wake of the 7.2- magnitude earthquake that hit the country ea
12 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — The earthquake that hit Guatemala on November 7 left 42 people dead and another 1.2 million affected by damaged infrastructure and lack of public services, President Otto Pérez Molina announced on
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — The Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) will discuss issues affecting children in the region, including lack of drinking water and sanitation, and seek solutions to them during its meeting
12 Sep 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA CITY (Costa Rica Star) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez stated that there are 111 communities in seven municipalities that are being severely affected by drought, but other villages and municipalities are also affected
24 Aug 2012 - 09:08 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA CITY (Fox News Latino) — The drought that has affected most of Guatemala in 2012 ruined half of this year's crops of the two main staples, maize and beans, the agriculture ministry said in a report released Thursday.&nbs
2 Aug 2012 - 08:41 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA CITY (AlertNet) — Nearly 2,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Guatemala with fears more may follow, reports Plan International. Heavy rain has waterlogged swathes of the tiny Central American cou
18 Jul 2012 - 08:50 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (ZEENEWS.com) — During recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping at the pre-Columbian city of Tikal–a paramount urban centre of the ancient Maya – a multi-university team led by the University of Cincinnati
9 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s congressional human rights commission blames governmental inefficiency and corruption for failure to uphold the right to water and sanitation in the country.
30 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — Municipalities in the Naranjo River Basin in southwestern Guatemala will receive $17.4 million USD for water projects as part of the country’s newly launched Water for All Program.
11 May 2012 - 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, SANTA CRUZ BARILLAS — Allegations of human rights abuses are emerging from the town of Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, after the government declared a state of emergency at the beginning of the month.
10 May 2012 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan government last week launched its new Water for All program, with $100 million USD in funds from Spain’s international development cooperation agency (AECID) and $60 million USD in
3 May 2012 - 14:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining announced on April 25 that it is joining the campaign the force Vancouver-based miner Goldcorp to stop mining in Latin America.
23 Mar 2012 - 09:18 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Tierramerica) — A water footprint can be applied to countries as a whole, or to specific industries or economic activities, such as mining or agriculture.
8 Mar 2012 - 01:01 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA CITY (The Independent (United Kingdom)) — A reduction in rainfall led to the collapse of the Mayan civilization more than 1,100 years ago, a study has concluded.
3 Jan 2012 - 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced a Central America Dry Corridor Project, an initiative of the FAO, the EU Commission on Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and th
28 Dec 2011 - 12:08 by Local Press Report
31 Oct 2011 - 21:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Central Region Water Board (CRWB) said it is abandoning its plan to install prepaid water meters to boost revenue collection.
20 Oct 2011 - 10:11 by Local Press Report
13 Oct 2011 - 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — As the final run-off for Guatemala’s presidential election on November 6 draws near, an official at the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources said both candidates -- Otto Perez Molina of
13 Oct 2011 - 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Researchers from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) have estimated that less than 20 percent of wastewater generated in Latin America and the Caribbean is treated, and that treatment
6 Oct 2011 - 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The effects of 11 extreme climate events of hydrometerological origin produced $13.6 billon USD in losses in Central America, Global Water Partnership (GWP)-Central America President Maureen Ball
6 Oct 2011 - 09:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) will lend Paraguay $20 million USD for water and sanitation services, while the Spanish government, through the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and S
15 Sep 2011 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — On September 11, Guatemalans took to the polls to vote in presidential elections.
18 Aug 2011 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) announced at the beginning of August that the Spanish government, through the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the
28 Jul 2011 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico urgently needs to develop rainwater capture programs, as huge amounts of water are lost due to a lack of this type of infrastructure, said the coordinator of the International Center for D
26 May 2011 - 10:06 by Local Press Report
TEGUCIGALPA (Mercopress/National Turk/Xinhua (China)) — Some 45 percent of children under the age of 18, or nearly 81 million children, live in poverty in Latin America, according to a new study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carib
5 May 2011 - 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Only 3 percent of the water of the Lempa River are in good condition, according to a report published in April by El Salvador’s National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (Anda).
24 Mar 2011 - 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Water and Development Alliance (WADA), a joint partnership between the Coca-Cola Company and U.S.
10 Mar 2011 - 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — Many municipalities in Guatemala may face water shortages this year, and may be forced to use the expensive alternative of pumping water from groundwater wells, according to National Institute of
20 Jan 2010 - 13:59 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS, GUATEMALA (SOS Children) — The European Commission pledged $2 million USD to help Guatemala cope with severe drought. The funds will be channeled
13 Jan 2010 - 13:35 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA, ROME (UN Dispatches) — Guatemala is experiencing food shortages due to a severe drought as well as rising food prices and falling wages. The UN's World Food Program has sent out a flash appeal to help offset the food