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  1. Guatamalan Mega-Dam Linked to Human Rights Abuses, Deaths

    27 Mar 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian A planned mega-dam in Guatemala, whose carbon credits will be tradable under the EU’s emissions trading system, has been linked to grave human rights abuses, including the killing of six ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2015 - 10:02

  2. 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

  3. Coca-Cola Program to Replenish Watersheds in Latin America

    12 Sep 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Coca-Cola Company Latin Center and local Coca-Cola bottlers Area Continental, BEPENSA and Coca-Cola FEMSA have teamed up with the Latin American Water Funds Partnership to pro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2014 - 10:26

  4. 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

  5. Guatemalan Congress Urged to Advance Water Law

    25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Analysts and environmental experts are calling on the Guatemalan Congress to restart discussions on creating a water law. A proposal for a General Water Law was put forward in 2003 by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2014 - 10:10

  6. 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

  7. Colombia's EPM to Invest $4 Billion in Infrastructure in Next Four Years

    7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Colombian multi-utility Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P. (EPM), a specialist in energy, natural gas, and water, announced last week that it will invest $4 billion USD for infrastructure p ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2013 - 10:08

  8. 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

  9. Goldcorp Suspends Operations at Guatemalan Mine

    8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Canadian mining giant Goldcorp last week announced it has suspended its Cerro Blanco gold mine project in Guatemala, citing an unfavorable global financial context for investing in met ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/14/2013 - 12:50

  10. Salvadoran NGOs Demand Law Against Mining

    29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Board Against Metal Mining, an umbrella group for Salvadoran NGOs, is demanding that the country's Legislative Assembly discuss and approve a law presented in 2006 a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/29/2013 - 10:01

  11. Guatemalan, Colombian Ex-Presidents Meet to Discuss Water and Peace

    24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTA MARTA, Colombia Former Guatemalan President Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo and Colombian ex-President Ernesto Samper Pizano met in Santa Marta, Colombia last week to discuss water and peace during the 56th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/24/2013 - 10:05

  12. Mexico, Guatemala Meet Over Wastewater Discharges

    18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico Representatives of the Mexican and Guatemalan governments met on July 12 to discuss pollution from Guatemala that is affecting the Mexican community of El Ocotal in Cuauhtémoc City, lo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/18/2013 - 10:01

  13. Guatemalan President Proposes Two-Year Moratorium on New Mining Licenses

    16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina is proposing a two-year moratorium on granting mining licenses. During his television show "De frente con el Presidente" last week, Pé ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/16/2013 - 10:02

  14. Thousands Protest Cement Plant Near Guatemala City

    10 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Thousands of residents of San Juan Sacatepéquez municipality on the edge of Guatemala City protested against a cement factory in the area, which was inaugurated on July 5, demanding i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/10/2013 - 10:04

  15. Guatemalans Protest New Cement Factory Over Environmental Concerns

    9 Jul 2013- 09:38 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY World War 4 Report Some 1,000 or more indigenous and campesino Guatemalans demonstrated on July 5 in San Juan Sacatepéquez municipality, about 30 km northwest of Guatemala City in Guatemala department ...

    Local Press Report - 07/09/2013 - 09:38

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