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  1. Ex Guatemala Veep Gets 15 Years Jail In "Magic Water" Case

    12 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/12/2018 - 10:03

  2. Guatemala Indigenous Communities Hit IADB With Ethics Complaint

    8 Aug 2018- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC Indigenous communities affected by Guatemala’s Pojom II and San Andrés dams filed a complaint August 7 before Inter-American Development Bank’s (IADB) independent accountability mechanism claimin ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/08/2018 - 10:16

  3. Banana Grower Highlights Water Saving Measures

    22 Mar 2018- 05:44 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fresh Plaza 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 ...

    Local Press Report - 03/22/2018 - 05:44

  4. International Community Urged to Address Humanitarian Crisis Caused by El Niño

    27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:44

  5. UN Warns That Palm Oil Production Threatens Guatemalan River

    30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 Riv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2015 - 11:49

  6. 90 Percent of Guatemala’s Freshwater Sources Are Contaminated: Study

    1 Jul 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Ninety percent of Guatemala’s freshwater sources are contaminated, according to a new report by Virginia Mosquera, a researcher at Rafael Landivar University’s Institute of Agriculture ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2015 - 10:48

  7. Seven Latin American Countries Pledge to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

    11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during COP2 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:40

  8. Guatemalan Communities Clash Over Water Pipeline Installation, Dam

    20 Nov 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Violence erupted last week between residents of the Guatemalan municipalities of Tajumulco and Ixchiguán, in the country’s San Marcos Department, over a project to reinstall water pip ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:02

  9. Guatemalan Mayan Communities Protest Mine in Sipicapa

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIPICAPA, Guatemala A group of Mayan communities in the municipality of Sipacapa, in Guatemala’s San Marcos department, protested in front of the constitutional court last week in opposition to the Los Chocoyo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  10. Study on Guatemala's Pinula River Finds High Levels of Contaminants

    16 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala A new study on Guatemala’s Pinula River, which feeds a number of other rivers in the country, has found high levels of restricted pesticides, heavy metals and sodium. The study, " ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/16/2014 - 10:31

  11. Honduran Legislator Proposes Creation of Irrigation Fund

    4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Ramón Chacón, a federal legislator with the Liberal Party of Honduras, has introduced a proposal to create a Fund for the Development of Irrigation Systems (Fonriego) to the National Congr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/04/2014 - 09:59

  12. Guatemala Presents Progress Report on Lake Amatitlán Pollution Control Plan

    7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Representatives of Spanish water and environmental consultancy INCLAM Group and Guatemala's Authority for the Sustainable Management of Lake Amatitlán (AMSA) last week presented r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2014 - 11:04

  13. Central America’s Drought Expected to Continue Through October

    25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October. Following a recent Cl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/25/2014 - 10:22

  14. Guatemala’s Santiaguito Volcano Discharges Ash Into Nima II River

    15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The Santiaguito Volcano in Guatemala’s eastern Quetzaltenango department, which erupted last week, is discharging millions of cubic meters of volcanic ash into the Nima II River, auth ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2014 - 10:01

  15. Guatemalan Community Leaders Demand Cancellation of Mining Licenses

    15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Some 50 community leaders from the municipality of Cabricán, in Guatemala's Quetzaltenango department, have demanded a public hearing in the country's Constitutional Court t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2014 - 11:58

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