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2011-06-07 08:00:00

WOBURN, Massachusetts, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- XIUS, a leader in delivering innovative telecommunications solutions for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide, today announced that Telefonica Movistar has chosen XIUS's Payment Manager Solution to power its electronic prepaid recharge service in five Latin American countries: Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Telefonica is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, offering communications...

2011-02-03 19:47:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate --created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com)-- announced today that Fundacion Azteca --Grupo Salinas' non-profit arm-- has officially inaugurated activities of Fundacion Azteca El Salvador. In an event attended by El Salvador President Mauricio Funes,...

2011-01-21 12:45:00

A report showed on Thursday that countries that vaccinate babies against rotavirus, which can cause severe diarrhea and kill in days, have significantly reduced the number of children that have been hospitalized due to the disease. Data from the U.S., Australia, Mexico and El Salvador show steep and swift falls in the number of children under five becoming ill with the virus. The report showed large reductions in rotavirus disease among older, unvaccinated children, suggesting that...

2010-09-22 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In "Expectations for Change and the Challenges of Governance," the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) examines accomplishments and unfinished business as President Mauricio Funes completes his first year as El Salvador's president. "El Salvador commands our attention as a country addressing its pressing economic and security challenges and as a nation whose foreign policy encompasses both ties with Cuba and a very close relationship...

2010-07-15 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, today announced an agreement with Intelfon S.A. de C.V., operating under the RED brand, in El Salvador to extend their International Direct Connect service. International Direct Connect is an extension of NII's high-performance Push-to-Talk service, DirectConnect®, which allows users to...

2010-06-24 06:45:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the religious women who were assassinated by the military in El Salvador in 1980, author Mary Judith Ress wrote "Blood Flowers" (published by iUniverse), a novel that gets inside the hearts and minds of dedicated missionary nuns, offering a close look at the idealistic motivation that has brought a whole generation of nuns to serve the poor in Latin America since the 1970s. "Blood Flowers" is the story of Sister Meg Carney who is fresh...

2010-06-15 09:23:00

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, through its Miles For Kids In Need® program, along with Airline Ambassadors International and Gift of Life International, is transporting 30 Salvadoran children to the United States this week to receive desperately needed heart surgery. On June 15 a group of children and their caretakers will depart San Salvador International Airport for Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami, and another group will...

2010-06-10 14:14:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, today announced the launch of its new nonstop flight between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL). The airline is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary serving the Central American country. American is operating the new flights using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 148 seats, 16 of which are in Business...

2010-06-02 07:04:54

Tropical Storm Agatha was the first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, and took an inland route, drenching El Salvador and Guatemala this past weekend. By Tuesday, June 1, Agatha's remnants had moved into the northwestern Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan peninsula. Environmental conditions in the area, however, likely won't permit Agatha to reform into a tropical cyclone. Over the weekend, by Sunday, May 30, Tropical Storm Agatha had already moved inland and its heavy...

2010-05-07 12:28:00

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a diverse group of private sector representatives in San Salvador today, encouraging them to join the sea turtle conservation effort. Sea turtles, which are an endangered species, nest along the Salvadoran coastline. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Robert Blau and representatives from USAID participated in a...

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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

2007-12-18 13:00:42

The Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist mountain vegetation and heavily degraded former forest.

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.