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  1. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Guatemala

    2 Sep 2014- 09:48 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Three Latin American nations have offered immediate aid to thousands of Guatemalans affected by drought, Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced on Sunday. Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2014 - 09:48

  2. Guatemala Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought, Calls for International Aid

    29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina on August 25th announced a state of emergency for 16 of the country’s 22 departments due to drought. He said the ongoing lack of rain could pote ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2014 - 10:34

  3. Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

    26 Aug 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 famil ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:15

  4. Guatemala Presents Progress Report on Lake Amatitlán Pollution Control Plan

    7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Representatives of Spanish water and environmental consultancy INCLAM Group and Guatemala's Authority for the Sustainable Management of Lake Amatitlán (AMSA) last week presented r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2014 - 11:04

  5. 40,000 Families in Guatemala Affected by Drought

    30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2014 - 10:34

  6. Central America’s Drought Expected to Continue Through October

    25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October. Following a recent Cl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/25/2014 - 10:22

  7. Guatemalan Indigenous Community Threatened by Dam Project

    22 May 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian The indigenous inhabitants of Margaritas Copón, Guatemala, have survived for more than 100 years by cultivating the land along the Chixoy and Copán rivers with virtually no assistance fr ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2014 - 09:59

  8. Guatemala’s Santiaguito Volcano Discharges Ash Into Nima II River

    15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The Santiaguito Volcano in Guatemala’s eastern Quetzaltenango department, which erupted last week, is discharging millions of cubic meters of volcanic ash into the Nima II River, auth ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2014 - 10:01

  9. Guatemala to Host International Water Conservation Conference

    14 May 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Costa Rica News Some 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will meet in Guatemala in September to discuss a better use of water in the Central American country. The event will be orga ...

    Local Press Report - 05/14/2014 - 10:19

  10. 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 t ...

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

  11. 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, t ...

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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