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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...
25 Mar 2020 TEGUCIGALPA
The mine can’t be reached from the gate along the road, which is guarded by soldiers bearing M-16s and a helmeted foreman with a shotgun over his chest. So if you want to see the sprawling mineral extraction complex being constructed here in Honduras’s lush Bajo Aguán valley, you have to hike past El Guapinol, one of the villages many fear the mine will poison.
20 Aug 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The US Trump administration is looking to make good on threats to cancel funding for billions of dollars in foreign aid funding, especially for programs not fully endorsed by the White House, Ivanka Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.Six weeks before the fight begins on the extension of the national budget, Mr...
17 May 2019 TEGUCIGALPA
The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) – Costa Rica’s water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal areas.
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...
4 Dec 2018 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro-electric dam.Judges at the court in Tegucigalpa November 29 said two officials from the construction firm Desa - Sergio Rodríguez and Douglas Bustillo - had helped organize the killing along with former soldier Mariano Díaz...
1 Aug 2018 LONDON, UK
2017 Most Deadly Year For Environmental Activists; Agribusiness Kills More Than Mining Industry For First Time
A new report published July 31 by international NGO Global Witness records a rise in 2017 in the number of “environmental defenders” killed last year to 207 - the highest total ever recorded by the organization since inception in 2010.A land or environmental defender is described by the report “At What Cost?” describes an environmental defender as “anybody who takes peaceful action, either voluntarily or professionally, to protect environmental or land rights”...
30 Jan 2017 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. In this article a young professional in the water sector shares his experience and views with respect to water issues in his home country...
21 Sep 2016 TEGUCIGALPA
In early March 2016, Honduras's most prominent and outspoken environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was killed in her home. So why was she killed? And what makes Honduras one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists?
7 Sep 2016 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Honduran government officials, along with representatives of the Polytechnic University of Engineering (UPI), and the agricultural and livestock sector, met last week with technicians and scientists working on a US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded solar desalination project.The Agua del Sol ("Water from the Sun") pilot project, carried out under USAID’s "Securing Water for Food,” aims to remove salt from water in natural aquifers, UPI engineer Luis Eveline told La Tribuna on September 3rd...
29 Jul 2016 BOGOTA
Honduras must develop a long term approach to combat the impact of drought exacerbated by climate change and put the poorest and most vulnerable at the center of government initiatives and funding, according to Mary Robinson, U.N. special envoy for El Nino and climate change.
13 Jul 2016 MARCALA
Late last week, the body of Lenca indigenous environmental activist Lesbia Yaneth Urquía was found near the municipal dump of the town of Marcala. Ms. Urquía was a member of COPINH, the Civic Council of People's and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras and like Berta Cáceres, who was shot to death in March, had been actively involved in organizing protests against mining companies that have been building dams in Honduras to provide water for their environmentally-destructive activities.