Disasters

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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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 Initiative (RRI).
  • The Catholic Church of El Salvador this week asked the Guatemalan government to halt the Cerro Blanco mining project due to pollution concerns.
  • 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 Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to pressure Guatemala to halt Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco mine.