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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...

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2010-01-26 13:12:58

In Guatemala, archeologists have discovered a Mayan sculpture head that could prove that the little-known site in the Peten region may have once been a city, according to a recent Reuters report. The stucco sculpture, which stands 11.5 feet tall and is 10 feet wide, was buried close to the border with Belize for centuries at the Chilonche ruins. This discovery could mean that the site is much older than previously thought because Mayans constructed new buildings by using older ones as...

2010-01-20 06:45:00

SUSSEX, Wis., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the United Nations' 2nd World Water Development Report, more than a billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, lack access to safe drinking water. As a result, the World Health Organization says, a child dies every 8 seconds from drinking unsafe water - or 5000 children every single day. Recently hard at work to combat such trends are two Milwaukee organizations - CannedWater4Kids and the University of...

2010-01-13 03:00:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- World Energy Research (WER) of New Zealand has secured a renowned German company to build hydroelectric turbines in Guatemala. By 2020 the world energy demand will have risen by 50%. Knowing that only 22% of the world's prospective hydropower is being utilized, WER unites with Wasserkraft Volk AG and Energia Total to catalyze and conserve this potential. Wasserkraft Volk AG (WKV) of Gutach, Germany has been commissioned to build three of 13...


Latest Guatemala Reference Libraries

Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-22 15:56:59

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-08 08:58:15

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

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...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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