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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...

2009-12-18 08:17:00

MIAMI, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foreign Ministry of Guatemala today launched a public outreach program to inform Guatemalan nationals in the United States of its free legal assistance program, "Global Justice" and an easy to access, speedy and groundbreaking internet system -- www.palmigua.com -- to reach Guatemalans in need of legal support in the United States. Global Justice was launched last year to assist Guatemalans on legal issues confronted daily in the United States -- who...

2009-11-19 16:26:00

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seeking to combat the food security crisis in Guatemala's Dry Corridor, which is located in the country's eastern region, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced plans to provide $15 million in emergency assistance Nov. 19. USAID's Guatemala Mission Director Wayne R. Nilsestuen and the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Stephen G. McFarland announced the U.S. government's intent while meeting with...

2009-11-19 13:36:00

GUATEMALA CITY, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seeking to combat the food security crisis in Guatemala's Dry Corridor, which is located in the country's eastern region, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced plans to provide $15 million in emergency assistance Nov. 19. USAID's Guatemala Mission Director Wayne R. Nilsestuen and the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Stephen G. McFarland announced the U.S. government's intent while meeting with Guatemalan...

2009-11-12 23:01:00

CALGARY, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ - In the chaos of a 37-year civil war, traditional weaving for women of the Maya culture had become a lost art. A group of local women from Taltimiche, in Comitancillo, Guatemala, hoped to change this, and formed a co-op to teach each other the skill, supplementing their families' incomes through sales of the finished weavings. A Calgary based charity group, Dentistry for All (DFA) came across the beautiful crafts while working in Guatemala, and knew they could...

2009-11-03 02:00:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- World Energy Research (WER) has secured construction contracts and purchase power agreements for three new hydro electric projects in Guatemala. The contracts are the result of full-fledged support from the Guatemalan government. The impoverished nation has rich sources of renewable and non-renewable energy, yet only a small percentage of them have been accessed. WER continues research and development of Guatemala's largely untapped energy...

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2009-10-31 11:40:00

Scuba divers are investigating the bottom of a volcanic lake in Guatemala to search for clues about a prehistoric island where Mayan pilgrims traveled to revere their gods before it was submerged by water. Samabaj, the first archaeological ruins found underwater in Guatemala, were found by chance 12 years ago by a diver swimming in Lake Atitlan, surrounded by Mayan villages. "No one believed me, even when I told them all about it. They just said 'he's mad'," laughed Roberto Samayoa, a...

2009-10-21 18:31:00

Chevron, OAS, PADF Respond to Guatemala's Plea for Food WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four cargo containers with desperately needed food will be sent to Guatemala's drought-stricken regions to help stave off malnutrition and starvation due to the worst drought in this country in 30 years, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced. Three of the four containers are filled with fortified rice and soy protein meal packages. Each of the three containers holds...

2009-10-14 16:49:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Walmart Foundation announced today a donation of $350,000 in disaster relief for people impacted by recent droughts in Guatemala, flooding in southern India and natural disasters in Southeast Asia. "At Walmart, we are dedicated to providing support for communities around the world, especially when they need us the most," said Margaret McKenna, president, Walmart Foundation. "Given the scale and devastating impact of these...

2009-10-13 13:25:00

LOD, Israel, October 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FutureIT Inc. (FITI.OB), a leading provider of software solutions for the automated and effective management of Microsoft SQL servers, today announced its expanded market penetration in Central America, beginning in Guatemala with a planned regional expansion throughout Central America including Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras. FutureIT's flagship product, EZManage SQL Pro, provides a centralized all-in-one software solution for...


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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