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2010-05-12 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Richard Gilbertson reports: IGEN has established offices in the US (212-518-6099), Canada (778-786-2922) and Honduras, Central America (630-299-0066). IGEN's email address is igen1000@gmail.com. Our website www.igen-networks.com is being constructed to reflect our growth internationally and will be operational within several days. IGEN is also pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Advisory Board, who will assist the...

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2010-04-27 13:34:53

The national seismological institute said the Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual" and "violent" eruption. It said that winds were carrying the ash in a northeasterly direction from the volcano, 7,500 feet above sea level in the province of Quetzaltenango, 123 miles west of the capital. The institute said that the ash plume spread across six provinces, raising fears of damage to crops, while classes were suspended at schools...

2010-03-23 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced it has developed the first large-scale Jatropha community-farming initiative in Central America and entered into the first project with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) to test and enhance sustainability standards for Jatropha cultivation. The SG Biofuels/RSB pilot is evaluating the practicality...

2010-03-21 23:01:00

NEWTON, Mass., GUATEMALA CIUDAD, Guatemala and LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- International CTIA Wireless Show -- MoreMagic Solutions, a leading mobile financial solutions provider, and Claro, a leading mobile network operator, are providing immigrants in the United States, Canada, and worldwide an easy and affordable way to send minutes home to relatives and friends in an expanded set of countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All Claro mobile operator...

2010-03-18 14:44:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and MCALLEN, Texas, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For 14 days, Soles4Souls, the international charity that provides footwear to those in desperate need in over 125 countries, continues to fight Mexican officials for the return of shoes en route to Guatemala that were seized at the Mexican border on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Sources from Soles4Souls confirmed that a local attorney has filed paperwork to retrieve the confiscated goods and the van transporting the goods. The...

2010-03-11 13:04:00

SHENZHEN, China, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS; http://www.htdsmedical.com/) and its subsidiary Mellow Hope announce that the company received Registration Certificate for its MEVAC-Vari vaccine in Guatemala. This is the first Final Approval for HTDS' Varicella vaccine in South America. In general, doctors regard Varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, as a mild viral illness. However, approx. 1 in 50 cases chickenpox associates with complications such as...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

MIAMI, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when more than 80% of Latin Americans have access to cellular phones, mobile financial technology has quickly emerged as critical to the development of Latin America. YellowPepper, a leading provider of mobile financial services in Latin America, delivers capabilities on which financial institutions, retailers and consumers-both banked and unbanked--rely, and adoption of these services has grown dramatically. In 2009 alone, YellowPepper supported 47...

2010-03-03 07:10:00

ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vystar® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, has signed a licensing agreement for Vytex NRL with GrupoAgroindustrialOccidente's "Pica de Hule Natural," located in Guatemala. (Logo:...

2010-02-22 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100 percent greater than existing varieties. JMax 100 is the first elite cultivar developed through the company's JMax Jatropha Optimization Platform. The platform provides growers and...

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2010-01-28 12:22:42

An 1,100 year old Mayan tomb, discovered by Mexican archaeologists during maintenance work last December, may shed light on what happened to the Mayan civilization, according to an Associated Press report. The tomb, which had ceramics from another culture inside of it, may help archaeologists determine who occupied the Mayan site of Tonina after the ancient civilization began fading. There is speculation of either internal warfare between Mayan cities or environmental degradation being the...


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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