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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 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 American Integration System (SICA). "The
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s Territorial Army on December 6 deployed two Mobile Water Filter Systems to Pahang and Terengganu areas, which were hit hard by recent flood, in order to provide clean water to residents. “The assistance will be channeled
  • 30 Oct 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA The Star (Malaysia) Conglomerate YTL Group is actively pursuing infrastructure assets in Johor which may include water treatment and power plants, sources said. It is understood that among the assets YTL is eyeing is Ranhill Energy and
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The China Post Malaysia's government agreed to pay $133 million USD in compensation to two foreign contractors for losses incurred in the problem-plagued Bakun Dam, an audit has revealed. The compensation, revealed in the Auditor-General&
  • 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
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Board Against Metal Mining, an umbrella group for Salvadoran NGOs, is demanding that the country's Legislative Assembly discuss and approve a law presented in 2006 against mining in the country. The demand was
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTA MARTA, Colombia Former Guatemalan President Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo and Colombian ex-President Ernesto Samper Pizano met in Santa Marta, Colombia last week to discuss water and peace during the 56th conference of the Colombian Association for
  • 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
  • 19 Jun 2013- 09:31 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Bernama The water restructuring deal with Perlis is still underway awaiting the corporatisation of the state's Water Supply Department (JBA), the Water Asset Management Company (PAAB) said. PAAB chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Faizal
  • 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 threats to the local water supply. “We cannot
  • 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 improve the water distribution system. The
  • 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.

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