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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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán Is Highly Polluted

    31 Mar 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Tico Times Lake Atitlán is a justified staple on the Central American tourist trail. However, over the past few years, agrochemicals, raw sewage, litter and shore development have taken their toll, t ...

    Local Press Report - 03/31/2014 - 10:13

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Guatemala Begins Ambitions Agroforestry Project

    18 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Latin American Herald Tribune An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbo ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2013 - 10:04

  15. 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

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