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2009-03-17 18:32:00

Evangelistic campaign in Guatemala City grabs the nation's attention GUATEMALA CITY, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a 10-day, region-wide evangelistic campaign that brought international evangelist Luis Palau face-to-face with Guatemala's top leadership, the two-day Guatemala Festival at Parque de la Democracia (March 13-14) proved just as historic -- reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals with a clear Gospel presentation. Guatemala's president, first lady, vice...

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2009-03-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed stucco panels carved with images of cosmic gods, monsters and serpents in the northern jungles of Guatemala.  The two panels, each 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other, were created around 300 BC and are the oldest known depictions of a notorious Mayan legend, the Popol Vuh.It took investigators excavating El Mirador three months to uncover the carvings, said Richard Hansen, the site's lead researcher, during an interview with Reuters on Wednesday....

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2009-03-12 11:31:49

Archeologists in Guatemala's northern jungle have uncovered carved stucco panels from the Mayan civilization that depict cosmic monsters, gods and serpents that are the oldest known depictions of a famous Mayan creation myth, Reuters reported. Experts believe the panels were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh.  Both panels are 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other. The site's head researcher, Richard Hansen, said on Wednesday that...

2009-02-19 23:01:00

Young People Across the U.S. Documenting Service Projects DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the world famous advocate for peace and human rights, will visit the Grand Prize winning team of the Global Call to Action Challenge, co-sponsored by PeaceJam and The Pearson Foundation. The Global Call to Action encourages young people to commit themselves to 1 billion projects to serve their communities in the next 10 years. Open to youth volunteers in...

2009-01-13 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., today announced the launch of a major initiative which aims to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala. The project is conducted through the U.S. Department of State funded "Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships" project in Central America. WEC will work with Wal-Mart Stores' small and...

2009-01-13 08:25:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover the World Marketing has added Guatemala to its growing list of countries where it handles Hertz's sales and marketing. Presently, Discover represents Hertz in Bolivia, Chile, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Sri Lanka. "We anticipate a strong beginning this year in Guatemala," said Grace Villamayor, international sales and marketing director in Latin America for Hertz. "Because of their proven record with our product, our...

2008-12-23 05:14:00

RENO, Nev., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that the Executive Board of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ("UNFCCC") officially registered Ormat's Amatitlan Geothermal Project in Guatemala as a Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") on December 12, 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040422/LATH066LOGO) The Mechanism was designed to provide business from developed countries with an...

2008-11-04 18:00:13

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM) ("HudBay" or "the Company") today released its unaudited third quarter 2008 results. Net earnings in the third quarter were $2.8 million compared with $66.5 million in the third quarter of 2007. The lower earnings primarily reflect a lower average realized price for zinc and $27.2 million in asset impairment losses related to closure of the Company's Balmat mine. Operationally, HudBay had another strong quarter, delivering $54.5 million in operating cash...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Objectives. We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Methods. Face-to-face surveys were administered to 7961 pregnant women (more than 700 per site) between October 2004 and September 2005. Results. At all Latin American sites, pregnant women commonly reported that they had ever tried cigarette smoking (range: 78.3% [Uruguay]...

2008-10-01 12:00:27

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/92eada/guatemala_oil_and) has announced the addition of the "Guatemala Oil and Gas Markets Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to 2020" countryprofile to their offering. This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Guatemala. It details the market structure, regulatory...


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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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