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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. Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán Is Highly Polluted

    31 Mar 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Tico Times Lake Atitlán is a justified staple on the Central American tourist trail. However, over the past few years, agrochemicals, raw sewage, litter and shore development have taken their toll, ...

    Local Press Report - 03/31/2014 - 10:13

  3. 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

  4. Activists Hold Conclave Against Mining in Mexico's Puebla State

    20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/20/2014 - 10:13

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Central American Integration System Calls for Development of Wastewater Systems

    10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Central America and the Dominican Republic must invest in sanitation systems in order to reduce water contamination, according to a recent study by the San Salvador-based Central ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/10/2013 - 10:18

  8. Latin American Climate Change Ministers to Meet Ahead of COP 20

    27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland Spanish Agriculture, Food and Environment Minister Arias Cañete has called for a meeting of Latin American climate change ministers to coordinate ahead of future climate change meetings in Lima ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/27/2013 - 12:00

  9. 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

  10. Guatemala Begins Ambitions Agroforestry Project

    18 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Latin American Herald Tribune An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2013 - 10:04

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Resident of Guatemalan Community Block Road to Demand Piped Water

    16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Approximately 300 people blocked the road between the communities of Candelaria Xolhuitz and Salvador Xolhuitz in southwestern Guatemala's Retalhuleu department last week to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/16/2013 - 10:01

  14. Colombia's EPM to Invest $4 Billion in Infrastructure in Next Four Years

    7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Colombian multi-utility Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P. (EPM), a specialist in energy, natural gas, and water, announced last week that it will invest $4 billion USD for infrastructure ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2013 - 10:08

  15. 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

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