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2009-09-29 16:56:26

Police in Massachusetts said a man who turned himself in on identity-theft charges told officers he wants to be deported home to Guatemala. Investigators said Carlos Boc, 29, approached the front window of the Framingham police station just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday and told an officer he had stolen his former roommate's identification after the other man moved home to Puerto Rico in 2007, The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham reported Tuesday. Boc, who came to the United States from...

2009-09-18 19:00:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- World Energy Research, a New Zealand-based energy research and investment company, is moving into energy exploration in Guatemala. WER plans to investigate the viability of 12 project sites with a focus on environmentally-friendly oil and natural gas extraction methods. Of the 12 sites, three are natural gas reserves off the Southern coast of Guatemala and nine are onshore sites located in the departments of Peten, Huehuetenango, Quiche and...

2009-09-18 12:46:00

GUATEMALA CITY, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cancer patients in Guatemala and across Central America now have access to advanced radiotherapy treatments, including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with RapidArc(R) technology. Hope International Centro de Radioterapia has become the first treatment center in Latin America to install the fast new treatment capability from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). With RapidArc, Hope International Centro de Radioterapia, a new...

2009-09-10 13:55:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The telecommunications market in Guatemala is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3 percent over the next five years, reaching $2.8 billion in 2014, with mobile data, broadband, and pay-TV leading the expansion, according to the latest report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). Communications Markets in Guatemala offers a precise, incisive profile...

2009-09-08 07:19:00

Pittsburgh-based orthopaedic team provides life-changing hip and knee replacements to the disabled PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Operation Walk Pittsburgh team, consisting of 50 healthcare providers from Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia recently returned from an extraordinary mission abroad to Antigua, Guatemala. Volunteer team members performed more than 63 successful hip and knee replacements on 50 patients suffering from debilitating joint disease. This trip to...

2009-07-28 10:19:20

A new analysis of jade found along the Motagua fault that bisects Guatemala is underscoring the fact that this region has a more complex geologic history than previously thought. Because jade and other associated metamorphic rocks are found on both sides of the fault, and because the jade to the north is younger by about 60 million years, a team of geologists posits in a new research paper that the North American and Caribbean plates have done more than simply slide past each other: they have...

2009-06-10 14:31:00

GUATEMALA CITY, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, founded by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego, through Guatemala-based subsidiaries of Grupo Elektra, Banco Azteca and Television Azteca formalizes this week its commitment to aid those most in need with the launch of Fundacion Azteca Guatemala. Fundacion Azteca was founded in Mexico as a non-profit organization over a decade ago as a strong promoter of socially responsible companies, bridging the gap between societal...

2009-05-21 16:39:00

RENO, Nev., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that on May 18, 2009, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ortitlan Limitada, signed a Note Purchase Agreement with TCW Global Project Fund II, Ltd., an energy and infrastructure investment vehicle managed by TCW Energy and Infrastructure Group (part of TCW Asset Management Company), providing for the issuance of up to $42 million to refinance Ormat's investment in the 20 MW Amatitlan geothermal power...

2009-05-18 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suspect Detection Systems Inc., (OTC: SDSS), a leading developer of counterterrorism and crime prevention technology, announced today the sale and successful installation of the first Cogito(TM) system in Guatemala. The installation was completed for a leading human resources company specializing in client security. Cogito Technology-developed by the company's subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.-will be utilized in Guatemala for...

2009-05-05 13:16:54

Police in New York state said a homeless day laborer asked an officer for a ride home to Guatemala and was arrested when he became angry at being refused. Southold Town police said Pilar Secaida Giron, 38, approached the officer's car at about 3 a.m. Monday and asked to be driven home to the country south of Mexico, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Giron, who police said was heavily intoxicated and slurring his speech, became angry after the officer told him he would have to make other...


Latest Guatemala Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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