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11 Jan 2021 GUATEMELA CITY
In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala. In the footage, a male jaguar arrives near the waterhole and apparently lies in wait for an hour. It lets a potentially dangerous prey animal, a large tapir, pass by, but when the ocelot stops to drink, the jaguar pounces and carries off the smaller predator...
11 Dec 2020 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Hurricanes Aggravate Economic Crisis In Central America; Migration Expected To Rise; Waterborne Disease Risk
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19...
31 Mar 2020 GUATEMALA CITY
This month, in Guatemala, the Peaceful Resistance “La Puya” celebrates eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens to pollute or dry up already scarce water supplies in an area just north of Guatemala City. Day after day, since March 2012, community members have rotated in shifts to keep 24-hour watch over the access gate to the “El Tambor” gold mining project.
27 Apr 2019 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Climate Change And Migration: UNFAO And WFP Request $72 Million USD For Central American Dry Corridor
In an April 25 appeal for over 2 million people in Central America, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have requested $72 Million USD to provide food assistance.The crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua along what is called the “Central American Dry Corridor” has arisen due to prolonged drought followed by heavy rain that has destroyed more than half the crop of maize and soybeans; there are no food reserves...
12 Oct 2018 Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti was jailed for 15 years this week for her involvement in an $18 Million USD fraudulent state contract with an Israeli water technology company. A Guatemalan court also sentenced Baldetti’s brother Mario to 13 years and businessman Uri Roitman to 11 years in prison for their roles in the scandal which became known as the “Magic Water” case...
22 Mar 2018 GUATEMALA CITY
One Banana said it has invested in several smart irrigation techniques for better use of water and improved energy consumption. According to the company, the technologies implemented over the last nine years have contributed to improving the productive yield of their plantations.
14 Sep 2017 WATERLOO ON
Focusing on high schools in Guatemala City, researchers from Waterloo and the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit of Guatemala found that that the beverage industry is very visible in schools through industry-sponsored food and drink kiosks, advertisements, and donated goods. Further, students attending public schools lacked access to free drinking water during school.
29 Jun 2016 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Nearly one million people in Guatemala are facing hunger as a result of prolonged regional drought, UN agencies have warned.The four-year-old drought has affected some 2.8 million people in the country, and put 900,000 at risk for malnutrition and in need of immediate support, according to the United Nations...
12 Apr 2016 GUATEMALA CITY
The United Nations food relief agency has committed to assisting 1.6 million people grappling with the effects of droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
3 Feb 2016 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Honduras’ National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewerage (SANAA) announced this week that it will begin rationing water in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as part of its measures to deal with ongoing drought.Prensa Latina quoted Carlos Hernández, SANAA’s director in Tegucigalpa, as saying the city’s water treatment plants are currently producing only 2,000 liters of water per second, rather than the usual 3,300 liters...
5 Oct 2015 GUATEMALA CITY
On Saturday, Guatemala's Foreign Minister warned the United Nations that as many as 120,000 families are still facing food insecurity due to the drought conditions. He further warned that the drought is migration and exacerbating poverty across Central America.
30 Jul 2015 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week.The Pasion River has been declared an ecological disaster due to pollution with pesticides used by oil palm growers. The UN says 23 species of fish have been affected, and thousands of families who depend on the river for drinking water, hygiene and livelihoods are at risk...