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
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XALAPA, Mexico Flooding from heavy rains in Mexico's Veracruz state on November 11th caused a crude oil spill from a storage tank in the Pajaritos Terminal of Maritime and Port operations in Coatzacoalcos, and forced Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to
  • 6 Nov 2013- 00:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico The use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has drained approximately half of the more than 200 wells that supply water to the municipality of Venustiano Carranza in Mexico's Puebla State, according to the municipality's mayor,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico Ricardo Arizpe Aguirre, mayor of Ramos Arizpe in Mexico’s Coahuila state, said last week that the city will end its contract with its public-private water utility, Agra. The announcement came following revelations of financial
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of the Sonora community of Ónavas and surrounding areas are being warned against using water from the Yaqui River after a tanker truck carrying 16,000 liters of sodium cyanide crashed in the area last week. On August 29,
  • 23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPOACAN, Mexico Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population. Fishermen and other locals claim
  • 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

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