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2010-01-27 12:00:00

Reduces its debt from approximately $800 M to $75 M MONTREAL, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ - Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. (formerly ACTS) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with its lenders to reduce its outstanding debt and create an appropriate capital structure to support the company's long-term strategic plan and business objectives. Under the terms of the agreement, Aveos' first and second lien debt will be reduced from approximately $800 million to $75 million. In...

2009-11-12 15:22:00

Citi Foundation, FedEx, Aerocasillas Support Vital Airlift WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emergency shipment of tents, tarps and other critical supplies are being rushed to El Salvador to aid the survivors of devastating Hurricane Ida, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Thirteen pallets with a special shelter kit - which also includes water purification tablets, canteens, cooking equipment and more - arrives Friday to San Salvador. Citi Foundation donated...

2009-11-12 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has airlifted relief supplies to El Salvador and provided an initial $100,000 for the local purchase of additional relief items and fuel for the helicopter and airplanes the government of El Salvador is using to transport supplies and fly assessment missions over the areas affected by Tropical Storm Ida. In total, USAID has provided approximately $280,000 to assist those affected by Tropical...

2009-11-10 15:47:00

Hard-Hit El Salvador Needs Relief for 10,000 People WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 10,000 survivors of Hurricane Ida in urgent need of food, medicine and shelter, donations are being collected through a safe website called www.PanAmericanRelief.org, the Pan American Development Foundation announced today. "Our neighbors in El Salvador are desperate for emergency relief, and we are asking people to help at this critical time," says Amy Coughenour, PADF's...

2009-10-18 11:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "De La Locura A La Esperanza (From Madness to Hope)." A theatre-dance-music performance about the 1980-1992 Salvadoran Civil War. In Spanish with English supertitles. Presented with accompanying exhibits. WHO: Conceived and directed by William Flores. Choreographed by Saul Mendez. Produced by Olin Theater Presenters and Saul Mendez Folkloric Ballet. Featuring over 30 performing artists. WHERE: Los Angeles Theatre Center, in the 280-sear...

2009-09-03 08:15:40

French-Spanish documentary director and photo journalist Christian Poveda has been shot and killed in El Salvador, police said. Poveda, 52, is best known for his 2008 film festival favorite, La Vida Loca, which was about street gangs in the Central American country. Police told the BBC Poveda's body was found in a car north of the capital, San Salvador. The British broadcaster quoted Salvadorean President Mauricio Funes as saying he was shocked by Poveda's death. Police are investigating the...

2009-08-24 07:10:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Honduras coup and subsequent cold shoulder from surrounding countries -- including the U.S. -- calls for a re-examination of foreign policy in Latin America. In C.L. Levy's new novel, "El Volcan" (published by AuthorHouse), Levy uses the setting of a 1990s Communist insurgency in a fictional Central American country to address foreign policy mistakes, chiefly a lack of focus on the complex nature of a country's culture. "[T]he countries...

2009-08-21 16:28:00

Teamsters General President Calls for Justice WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa applauded the announcement by the Salvadoran government that it will reopen the investigation into the assassination of Teamsters Port Division Representative Gilberto Soto after nearly five years since his death in Usulutan, El Salvador. Recently elected Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes ordered the reopening of the case following requests from labor...

2009-06-16 12:20:00

A University of Colorado at Boulder team has uncovered an ancient and previously unknown Maya agricultural system -- a large manioc field intensively cultivated as a staple crop that was buried and exquisitely preserved under a blanket of ash by a volcanic eruption in present-day El Salvador 1,400 years ago.Evidence shows the manioc field -- at least one-third the size of a football field -- was harvested just days before the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano near San Salvador in roughly...

2009-05-29 10:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador's fixed and mobile data markets will double in size by 2014 as mobile data services, fixed broadband, and pay-TV drive growth, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). Communications Markets in El Salvador offers a precise, incisive profile of the country's converged telecommunications, media, and technology sectors based on...

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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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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.