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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...
15 Jan 2019 SAN SALVADOR
The Archbishop of San Salvador, Mgr José Luis Escobar, urged Salvadorans to vote responsibly in the presidential elections on 3 February. The Archbishop advised voters to choose "the people who can best answer the legitimate interests of the people." Archbishop Escobar also took the opportunity to call local officials to work for peace by ruling "with justice for the common good", and to avoid any attempt to privatize water, one of the most serious problems.
26 Sep 2018 SAN SALVADOR
In May, the Salvadoran’s right-wing Arena party retook control of the national assembly and quickly made moves to put water under the control of the private sector. In June, right-wing politicians introduced a proposal for an “integral water law” which would create a governing body to regulate water, approve permits for water use and establish taxes and tariffs...
7 Jul 2018 SAN SALVADOR
Students and staff of the National University of El Salvador, or UES, gathered in front of the educational institution to protest against the possible privatization of drinking water in El Salvador. Demonstrators marched towards the Legislative Assembly where they intended to have their demands heard by a commission of deputies of the different political factions...
14 Jun 2018 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 of thirst", cites Pope Francis' encyclical "On Care for Our Common Home" which states "Access to potable and secure water is a basic, fundamental and universal human right because it determines the survival of people and therefore is a condition for the exercising of all other rights...
25 Jan 2017 NASSAU
True to its mandate to provide accessible and affordable water to all its customers across the archipelago, the Corporation continues to undertake a series of water supply improvements on several Family Islands. The Corporation has signed a $1.69Million contract with Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd to extend and improve water supply to San Salvador.
20 May 2016 SAN SALVADOR
Water rights defenders in El Salvador have garnered international support for their years-long fight for a proposed General Water Law as a United Nations envoy urged the country to adopt the law that has long stagnated in Congress due to conservative opposition.
16 May 2016 SAN SALVADOR
The fight to protect the right to water in El Salvador, the most water-stressed country in Central America, has been a long and uphill battle as social movements and progressive politicians run up against powerful corporate interests over whether water resources are public or private goods.
15 Apr 2016 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén on April 14th took the historicall unprecedented step of declaring a national state of emergency due to water shortages.The declaration comes as the country is grappling with ongoing drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon and the effects of climate change...
2 Mar 2016 LIMA, Peru
Thousands of residents of the Peruvian capital, Lima, demonstrated at the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation on February 29th to demand water and sanitation services.The protesters, who come from the San Juan de Miraflores, Villa Maria del Triunfo and Villa El Salvador neighborhoods, want to ensure that $7...
25 Feb 2016 SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY
Over 30 Indigenous communities from the northern Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta said Tuesday they would go to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights after having exhausted all national legal resources to accuse local authorities of failing to respect their right to prior consultation regarding the exploitation of salt mines which potentially causes water scarcity and contamination.
24 Aug 2015 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Governments of Central American and the Dominican Republic last week issued an official alert over severe drought in the region.Following a meeting in El Salvador on August 20th, they agreed to take steps to mitigate the impacts of the drought and to “call attention to the problem … and to ask for cooperation from the international community,” according to Salvadoran Agriculture Minister Orestes Ortez...