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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. 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

  3. Drought Leaves Nearly One Million Hungry in Guatemala

    29 Jun 2016- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Nearly one million people in Guatemala are facing hunger as a result of prolonged regional drought, UN agencies have warned. The four-year-old drought has affected some 2.8 million pe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/29/2016 - 12:00

  4. WFP to Assist With Hunger Due to Drought in Central America, Caribbean

    12 Apr 2016- 08:23 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Caribbean 360 The United Nations food relief agency has committed to assisting 1.6 million people grappling with the effects of droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El Sa ...

    Local Press Report - 04/12/2016 - 08:23

  5. Guatemala Warns That Central American Drought Is Spurring Migration

    5 Oct 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY teleSUR On Saturday, Guatemala's Foreign Minister warned the United Nations that as many as 120,000 families are still facing food insecurity due to the drought conditions. He further warned that ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2015 - 09:50

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Guatemala City Authorities Lack Data on Water Use

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Metropolitan Guatemala City is facing a water crisis due to inequitable and disorganized supply, loss of water sources, a reduction in aquifer recharge, lack of water management legis ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:15

  10. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Guatemala

    29 Sep 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Tropical rains lead to floods, landslides and a collapsed bridge as authorities are still uncertain of the total dead. Spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (Conred), ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2014 - 10:18

  11. 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

  12. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Guatemala

    2 Sep 2014- 09:48 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Three Latin American nations have offered immediate aid to thousands of Guatemalans affected by drought, Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced on Sunday. Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2014 - 09:48

  13. Guatemala Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought, Calls for International Aid

    29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina on August 25th announced a state of emergency for 16 of the country’s 22 departments due to drought. He said the ongoing lack of rain could pote ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2014 - 10:34

  14. Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

    26 Aug 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 famil ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:15

  15. 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

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