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  • 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 quoted Elisandra Hernández, a researcher
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Mexican government has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Hidalgo state in the wake of flooding from hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel last month. Seventy-seven cases have been registered, and one person has died from the disease as of
  • 3 Oct 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) is requesting $22.9 million USD from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to evaluate the condition of dams in the country in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. A Conagua
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's critical infrastructure may be vulnerable to an attack from hackers, due to the use of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control systems, the country’s Excelsior newspaper has reported. The September 23
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Ministry of Health, in coordination with state government services and health institutions, has begun an operation to prevent and protect against health risks in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Hurricane
  • 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 indigenous territory during her recent tour
  • 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 metal mining. The mine site is located in
  • 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, Pérez confirmed that Minister of Energy and
  • 6 Jun 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week presented a National Climate Change Strategy aimed at developing “green growth” in the country. He said that the plan was based on eight axes of action, as well as the basic goals of
  • 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.
  • Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has approved a transfer of 20 million cubic meters of water from La Fragua Dam to La Amistad Dam. Both dams are located in Coahuila State, on the US-Mexican border.
  • Farmers in the municipality of Ixtacamaxtitlán in Mexico’s Puebla state are asking the National Water Commission (Conagua) to carry out an investigation into water being used by Canadian mining company Almaden Minerals in the community of Tulixtic, saying the community had not given Almaden permission to use the water.
  • Approximately 2,000 people from 11 municipalities in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain region have formed “civil self-defense battalions” to patrol the region to prevent the Canadian mining groups Black Fire and Gold Energy from carrying out what they say are illegal mineral extractions in the region.

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