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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Salvadoran Catholic Church, Human Rights Group Call for End to Goldcorp Mine Project in Guatemala

    13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Catholic Church of El Salvador last week called on the international community to press for a ban on Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine in neighboring Guatemala, citing t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/13/2013 - 10:24

  4. Nineteen Latin American Countries Sign Agreement Promising Universal Water and Sanitation

    4 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Representatives of 19 Latin America and Caribbean countries signed a declaration promising universal water and sanitation during the third Latin American Sanitation Conference (LATINOSAN) he ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/04/2013 - 10:05

  5. Olopa Residents Protest Alleged Clandestine Mining in Guatemala

    3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OLOPA, Guatemala Some 400 residents of Olopa municipality in Guatemala’s Chiquimula department protested outside the municipal offices last week, accusing authorities of lying about works supposedly done to imp ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2013 - 10:06

  6. 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

  7. Conagua Grants Licenses for Small Hydropower Dams in Chiapas

    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. The basin contains a third of the country’s water. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/21/2013 - 21:52

  8. Water for People Launches New Monitoring Platform

    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. The platform allows the organization to maintain all informa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 08:46

  9. Latin American Governments Infringe on Indigenous Rights in Support of Mining Sector: RRI

    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, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  10. Mexico Only Captures 3 Percent of Rainwater Harvesting Potential

    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 that lack piped water, according to a study released last wee ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/21/2013 - 21:52

  11. Catholic Church of El Salvador Urges Guatemala to Shut Down Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine Due to “Toxic Pollution”

    The Catholic Church of El Salvador this week asked the Guatemalan government to halt the Cerro Blanco mining project due to pollution concerns. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/21/2013 - 10:22

  12. Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure on the Rise in Latin America

    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, including water and sanitation, according to a new report ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 08:46

  13. El Salvador Claims Guatemalan Mine Threatens Its Water

    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. The government of El Salvador is now calling on the Inter-American Commiss ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  14. Agriculture, Food Security at Forefront as COP 18 Talks Start

    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 and food security concerns for a growing world population ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/30/2012 - 09:33

  15. Guatemala Creates Reconstruction Ministry to Guide Recovery After Quake

    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 earlier this month. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2012 - 10:21

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