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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. El Niño Puts Unprecedented Strain on Humanitarian Aid System: Oxfam

    8 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OXFORD, United Kingdom This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week.  The group said in a statement that acc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/08/2016 - 09:59

  4. UN Seeks $20 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance in 2016

    9 Dec 2015- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations and humanitarian partners around the world will need $20.1 billion USD to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries in 2016, according the UN’s ne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/09/2015 - 11:45

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Activists Hold Conclave Against Mining in Mexico's Puebla State

    20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/20/2014 - 10:13

  9. Pharmaceutical Residue Found in Guatemalan Rivers

    13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/13/2013 - 10:11

  10. Central American Integration System Calls for Development of Wastewater Systems

    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 Amer ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/10/2013 - 10:18

  11. Guatemalan Departments on Alert for Cholera From Mexico

    20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The National Hospital of Huehuetenango, located in the Huehuetenango department on Guatemala's border with Mexico, has issued a yellow alert after two cases of cholera were detec ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/20/2013 - 10:00

  12. Recycling Plant to Reduce Pollution in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

    18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala’s Sololá municipality inaugurated the new Tzolojyá recycling plant, which is expected to help reduce pollution levels in nearby Lake Atitlan. Several municipalities particip ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2013 - 10:05

  13. Guatemalan Health Ministry Issues Regulations on Water Chlorination

    11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala's Ministry of Health last week released new regulations for water providers in the form of a manual on “vigilance and control of the quality for water for human consump ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2013 - 10:35

  14. Resident of Guatemalan Community Block Road to Demand Piped Water

    16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Approximately 300 people blocked the road between the communities of Candelaria Xolhuitz and Salvador Xolhuitz in southwestern Guatemala's Retalhuleu department last week to dema ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/16/2013 - 10:01

  15. Indigenous Rapporteur Find High Degree of Conflict Over Megaprojects in Guatemala

    5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/05/2013 - 10:02

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