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2014-04-01 08:23:47

VANCOUVER, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Eco Oro Minerals Corp. ("Eco Oro" or the "Company") (TSX: EOM) announces that the Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar, has announced that the boundaries of the Páramo of Santurbán (the "Santurbán Páramo") have been delineated. The Company has not as yet received the coordinates or cartography for such boundaries. A formal administrative act of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable...

2014-03-31 23:27:16

Forbes To Launch Technology Edition in Conjunction with eMerge Americas Miami , FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Forbes Americas will partner with eMerge Americas as the official Latin American magazine sponsor to promote innovation and technology in the Americas. Forbes Americas has announced plans to release a special Spanish edition focused on technology in conjunction with eMerge Americas, the seminal movement that is driving the creation of a technology corridor in the Americas with Miami...

2014-03-31 16:23:04

-- The discovery confirms Cano Sur's potential in the western area BOGOTA, Colombia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) reports that the exploratory well Tibirita-1A, located in the municipality of San Martin, Meta province (Colombia), has shown the presence of hydrocarbons. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090209/ARM001LOGO Initial testing at the well indicated a hydrocarbon column of 50 feet. Testing also indicated an...

2014-03-31 12:32:29

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Switch Gear Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Switch Gear market to grow at a CAGR of 8.53 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for renewable sources of energy. The Global Switch Gear market has also been witnessing the steady shift from conventional switch gear to modular...

2014-03-31 12:32:15

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure market to grow at a CAGR of 9.04 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for remote access interfaces. The Global Virtual Desktop Infrastructure market has also been witnessing the growing...

2014-03-31 08:31:22

MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE: AOI) today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Alliance One Brasil Exportadora de Tabacos ("AOB") and China Tabaco Internacional do Brasil ("CTIB"), the Brazilian subsidiary of China Tobacco, completed the formation of a new joint venture company, China Brasil Tobacos Exportadora SA ("CBT") in Brazil on March 26, 2014. CBT has operated as an independent subsidiary of AOB for the last two...

2014-03-31 08:28:35

Sae-A continues to invest in community, as S&H School will provide more than 400 Haitian students with free first-class education CARACOL, Haiti, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sae-A Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading global apparel manufacturer and exporter Sae-A Trading, formally celebrated the opening of its new S&H School in Haiti on Wednesday, March 26, further contributing to the country's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. The school, down the road from Sae-A's...

2014-03-28 16:21:24

- Ecopetrol America Inc. placed bids partnering with Murphy Exploration and Production Company -USA and Venari Offshore LLC BOGOTA, Colombia, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announces that its U.S. affiliate (Ecopetrol America Inc.) placed the most competitive bids for 11 blocks in the "Central Planning Area Lease Sale 231" round held in New Orleans on March 19, as disclosed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the...

2014-03-28 08:22:08

Nonprofit asks the public to donate 50 cents an acre to meet campaign goal of $50,000 WARRENTON, Va., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization focused on saving threatened lands and endangered species, has announced a cause campaign that invites the public to save 100,000 acres of Amazon rainforest that is home to jaguars, giant river otters, and other endangered wildlife. To launch its "Amazon Earth Day" campaign, Rainforest...

2014-03-27 16:23:39

"Like nowhere else, all in one place and so close" NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen cities around the world, seven of them located in Ecuador, will see giant 19-foot letters appear on April 1 at 9 a.m. ET in emblematic places. These letters, put together, will make up the phrase "ALL YOU NEED IS ECUADOR", the slogan of an ambitious tourism campaign that highlights the unmatched supply of tourism attractions this South American country has to offer. This initial...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

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