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2013-05-09 23:50:45

Escape Villas sees rise in medical tourism clientele in light of fourth annual Medical Tourism Congress that promotes Costa Rica as prime retirement and medical vacation destination. San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rican Medicine (PROMED) welcomed more than 250 wellness and tourism companies from 15 different countries during the recent Costa Rica Medical Tourism Summit. The event was held in Playa Herradura from April 24-26...

2013-04-30 23:01:46

Elastix launched their new microUCS server in Mexico at the opening of their new regional office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Mexico City, Mexico (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Elastix, one of the most successful open source Unified Communications platforms in the world, recently opened a regional office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean in Mexico City. The grand opening was attended by distributors, integrators and Voice over IP/Unified Communications enthusiasts from...

2013-03-11 23:03:27

ONE CONNXT signs Representation Agreement with Digital Media Technologies Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 ONE CONNXT, an award winner in broadcast video delivery service, and Monterrey, Mexico based Digital Media Technologies (DIMTEC) have entered into a representation agreement focusing on Mexico and Central America. DIMTEC, headed by international broadcast executive Mauricio Lozano, brings multiple regional and local video broadcast business relationships to this new relationship....

Rainforests May Be Resilient To Climate Change
2013-03-11 04:51:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Tropical forests may be more resistant to the effects of greenhouse gas emissions than previously believed, according to a new study published online this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. In what Olive Heffernan of Nature refers to as “the most extensive study of its kind,” researchers from the US, the UK, Australia and Brazil created a simulation of the impact that carbon-based emissions would have on tropical...

2013-03-05 15:05:27

International nurse migration is a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon. Historically, Mexicans and Central Americans have not played a significant part in the migration of nurses to the United States. A new report, Strengthening health systems in North and Central America: What role for migration?, sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), seeks to draw attention to the cross-border migration in the Americas and suggests ways the migration could be managed to meet the demand for...


Latest Central America Reference Libraries

Silky short-Tailed Bat, Carollia brevicauda
2013-06-26 13:09:32

The silky short-tailed bat (Carollia brevicauda) can be found in Central and South America. Its range includes Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Guyana. It prefers to reside in a large variety of habitats including savannahs, disturbed forests, and lowland rainforests. It can be easily confused with C. perspicillata in southeastern areas of Brazil. The diet of the silky short-tailed bat consists mainly of the fruit of Piper, but...

Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Aletta
2012-07-23 11:08:03

Tropical Storm Aletta was the first storm of the Eastern Pacific Season and it formed on May 14 off the coast of Central America. 11AM on May 14th Aletta had winds near 35mph and a central pressure of 1006mb. By May 15th Aletta had strong enough winds to support tropical storm status. The 17th of May found Aletta out in the Eastern Pacific interacting with colder waters and quickly weakened back to Tropical Depression strength. May 19th brought the last day of Aletta as it started to interact...

Guatemalan Black Howler, Alouatta pigra
2012-07-06 19:09:05

The Guatemalan black howler (Alouatta pigra), also known as the Yucatan black howler, is a species of howler monkey that is native to Central America. Its range includes Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and areas near the Yucatan Peninsula. It prefers to live in semi deciduous, evergreen, and lowland rainforests. The Guatemalan black howler is one of the largest of all New World monkeys, and the largest of all howler monkeys. Males are typically larger than females, weighing up to 25 pounds,...

2012-06-15 06:23:50

Symbol: IXOPH Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Distribution: IxophorusSchltdl. distribution:USA(HI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Commelinidae Order   Cyperales Family   Poaceae –...

Desert Red Bat, Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits, and this hinders mating because they are always in different areas at different times. They will mate...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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