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2010-10-26 06:00:00

MIAMI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dionisio Gutierrez has resigned from his position as host and director of the popular Guatemalan TV News Program Libre Encuentro. For almost 20 years, Libre Encuentro served as an open forum, encouraging and promoting the public discussion of ideas and solutions to national problems in an effort to preserve and strengthen Guatemala's democratic institutions. On October 17, 2010, Gutierrez announced he would resign from his program, Libre Encuentro, in a...

2010-10-18 14:06:00

VANCOUVER, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to announce that drilling will commence shortly at its HB silver/gold projects in eastern Guatemala.  Radius discovered and drilled these projects with a series of shallow holes between 2002 and 2003 when the silver and gold spot prices were close to their record lows.  However, recent discoveries in the region - including Tahoe Resources Inc.'s world class Escobal silver deposit - have highlighted the...

2010-10-18 06:30:00

TORONTO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC) announced today that it has executed a Farm-in Agreement  with Flamingo Energy Investment (BVI) Ltd., Chx Guatemala Limitada, and Compania Petrolera del Atlantico, S.A., through which the Company will earn-in a 55% participating interest, as well as operatorship, in the "7-98" Contract, which corresponds to the area known as "A-7-96", made up of the "N-10-96" and "O-10-96" blocks located in the...

2010-10-08 14:13:56

Findings from the past have implications for research in the future The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication. She calls for the need to learn from history to better protect human subjects in the developing world. Susan M. Reverby, a professor at Wellesley College, describes how she unearthed...

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2010-10-03 07:00:00

The U.S. government has apologized for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhea and syphilis as part of medical tests over 60 years ago. None of the people studied, who were mentally ill patients and prisoners, consented to the research. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom accused the U.S. of the "crimes against humanity." U.S. President Barack Obama called Colom to apologize and said the acts ran contrary to American values. Syphilis causes heart problems,...

2010-09-02 10:15:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to provide an update on the Company's broad portfolio of gold projects in Central America and the Yukon Territory. Briefly: - Drilling has commenced at Radius' 100% owned Sixty Mile project in the Yukon Territory and management anticipates that drilling will commence at the HB silver-gold project in Eastern Guatemala in October - Radius' partner B2Gold is making progress on both the...

2010-07-07 02:59:00

HERZLIAH, Israel, July 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Now its Official, 5 Million of Tigo's Subscribers Will be Able to Access MagoMovil and Play our new Fantasy World Cup 2010 Online Mobile Game Volas Entertainment Ltd, a leading mobile content service provider and Investro Group, a leading High-Tech solution provider Group in Latin America today announce the official launch of MagoMovil, a mobile content portal, on Tigo, Guatemala's leading mobile operator with over 5 million...

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2010-06-28 11:03:37

NASA's infrared satellite imagery captured high, cold, strong thunderstorms within Tropical Storm Alex over the past weekend and they are still creating heavy rainfall. Alex's center is now moving out into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and departing the Yucatan Peninsula. Alex is moving into warm waters and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the next day. Today, June 28, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Belize and the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of...

2010-06-23 13:08:54

New report highlights how groups spur governments into action: Students get books in Guatemala, teacher absenteeism addressed in Ghana, plus an embarrassment revealed in India's clinics"”drugs unavailable, pharmacists gone Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services, according to a global report released...

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2010-06-23 07:33:59

Work to augment efforts to clean and protect lake and drinking water from harmful algae blooms A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, DRI, Arizona State University and University of California, Davis has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. The lake's water is contaminated with...


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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