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  • 14 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (CEDES) has  urged lawmakers to discard plans for privatizing water in the Central American country. A June 12 statement, entitled "We will not allow the poor to die
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Some 1.5 million Salvadorans-- approximately 23 percent of the population-- do not have access to water supply, according to Carlos Flores, leader of the El Salvador Water Fund, an umbrella group for 30 NGOs. In addition, 90
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama's Save the La Villa River Committee has called on the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Human Rights Commission to provide the Panamanian government with recommendations on how to repair and restore the  La
  • 17 Jun 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources last week unveiled a new drought monitoring system aimed at providing timely climate information to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and to the
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador's National Water and Sewerage Authority (ANDA) has been forced to put off replacing its obsolete pipeline system due to a lack of funds, according to ANDA President Marco Fortín. Fortín said the utility
  • 9 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The eruption of the Chaparrastique de San Miguel volcano in El Salvador on December 29 has not contaminated water in the area, El Salvador's Ministry of Environment announced late last week after preliminary water quality
  • 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 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week condemning the attempted assassination of
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador El Salvador has banned the use of 53 agrochemicals considered damaging to human health due to their potential to contaminate water and soil. The move came in response to a large number of deaths from renal failure in several
  • 26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Thousands of people marched to the Salvadoran Legislature on August 22, demanding approval of the proposed General Water Law for the country. Diario Co Latino reported that protesters had thrown garbage at the party
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvador Menéndez, the mayor of San Luis Talpa municipality, near El Salvador's capital of San Salvador, last week called on the country's attorney general to investigate whether abandoned chemicals are damaging the
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:38 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR Latin America Press In four years of government and only one away from ending his term, President Mauricio Funes has little to show on environmental matters. So say three experts consulted by Latinamerica Press who believe that no change has
  • 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
  • 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.

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