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2011-08-09 10:37:00

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC) announced today the release of its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, together with its Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the corresponding period. These documents will be posted on the Company's website at www.pacificrubiales.com and SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: "The second...

2011-08-06 00:00:30

Dr. Mathew Mosher, specializing in plastic surgery in the Vancouver area, recently returned from his volunteer mission to rural Guatemala, where he and 20 volunteers completed 75 procedures on impoverished locals. Langley, BC (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 Dr. Mathew Mosher of YES MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre (http://www.drmosher.com/), a plastic surgery clinic near Vancouver, recently returned from a volunteer medical mission to rural Guatemala with volunteer organization Project HANDS. Dr....

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2011-07-25 10:10:00

A genetic study focusing on the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) recently turned up surprising results for a team of Smithsonian scientists involved in the conservation of this critically endangered species. Small tissue samples collected from 238 wild turtles at 15 different locations across their range in Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala revealed a "surprising lack" of genetic structure, the scientists write in a recent paper in the journal Conservation Genetics. The...

2011-07-07 10:17:00

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Disabled children in Guatemala supported by Children International can now look forward to living more independently after receiving free wheelchairs from Free Wheelchair Mission through Children International. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/46398/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/MM29414) Free Wheelchair Mission...

2011-07-01 13:13:00

OLATHE, Kan., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guatemala Peace Secretary has selected Jorge Coromac of Heart to Heart International, a health-focused humanitarian aid organization, to serve as an Ambassador of Peace for Guatemala in 2011 and 2012. Those selected for this position represent organizations that advocate for the peace of the Guatemalan people. Coromac was recognized at the Guatemala National Palace on June 17 for receiving this position. Heart to Heart International's...

2011-05-27 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Company has unanimously approved a spin out transaction (the "Spin Out") whereby Radius will transfer all of its Yukon and Alaskan property assets and $1.0 million in cash to a new company ("Newco") in return for Newco shares and warrants, the majority of which will then be distributed to Radius shareholders by way of a plan of arrangement.  The...

2011-05-20 02:34:00

LONDON, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Actis, the pan-emerging markets private equity investor, has reached an agreement with GAS NATURAL FENOSA, a leading multinational in the gas and electricity sector, to acquire a group of companies dedicated to the transportation and supply of electricity to 1.4m customers in Guatemala in a transaction worth US$345m plus assumed debt. The core of the business lies in its two electricity distribution and supply companies, DEOCSA and DEORSA;...

2011-05-16 07:30:00

VANCOUVER, May 16 /PRNewswire/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to report results from the first trench on the new Pino zone at the 100% owned HB project located in eastern Guatemala.  Radius holds over 1,500 sq. km. of granted concessions and concession applications in the region covering a virtually unexplored Tertiary volcanic belt that has recently been shown to host world class intermediate and low sulphidation silver/gold deposits. In a release of May 5, 2011...

2011-05-12 19:15:00

TORONTO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) (BVC: PREC) provided today an update on its exploration and production assets in Colombia, Peru and Guatemala for the first four months of 2011. Exploration Update: The Company's exploration portfolio currently covers 18,723,075 acres (gross), including 1,693,437 additional acres incorporated after the recent acquisition of 49.999% of the interests held by Maurel et Prom (Euronext Paris:  MAU.FP) in...

2011-05-09 07:02:00

NEWARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PIERS, The Standard in Trade Intelligence, is now providing the government of Guatemala with trade intelligence tools to enhance efforts to expand foreign investment. The trade intelligence solutions were provided to a division of the Guatemalan government that is funded by the European Union with the primary goal of increasing direct foreign investment, especially in the agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, call center & BPO, natural resource,...


Latest Guatemala Reference Libraries

Pacaya
2014-04-09 10:53:58

Pacaya is an active complex volcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc. It reaches and elevation of 8,373 feet and is located on a volcanic caldera, along with Lago de Amatitlán, that has been the cause of at least nine large explosive eruptions in the past 300,000 years. Its edifice collapsed about 1,100 years ago, producing a landslide that traveled sixteen miles and left a crater where the current cone is still forming. The active magma chamber...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

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...

Highland Guan, Penelopina nigra
2012-03-22 21:37:56

The Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in the highlands of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Populations of this species have declined in recent times. It was originally listed as a species of Least Concern in 1994, but then up-listed to Near Threatened in 2000. After studies confirmed the Highland Quail was less common than previously...

Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2012-01-11 16:23:56

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), also known as the Giant Grebe, Giant Pied-billed Grebe, and Poc, is an extinct species of water bird. It was endemic to Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 5,600 feet above sea level. Before the bird became extinct, it was extensively studied by American ecologist Anne LaBastille for 25 years. Due to this, its decline is comprehensively known. The Atitlan Grebe reached a length of about 18 to 19.6 inches. Its appearance was similar to the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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