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2008-07-28 09:01:47

This Fall, Faith In Practice will honor the work of Dr. Rafael Espada, Vice President of Guatemala, former Houston cardiac surgeon and Faith In Practice Board Member at its annual Gala "A Heart For Mission" Tuesday, October 14, 2008 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Westin Galleria Houston. Dr. Espada practiced in Houston for over 30 years at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center and was a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. Most recently he was elected Vice...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

The Central American country of Guatemala has decided to become a member of Petrocaribe, a regional oil alliance with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment. The Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has announced that the agreement will be signed within the framework of the fifth extraordinary Petrocaribe summit of alliance government officials to be held in Venezuela on July 13, 2008. Subsequently, the agreement is expected to be sent to the Guatemalan Congress and...

2008-07-04 18:00:18

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 4, 2008) - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG) today announced that the Marlin mine in Guatemala has experienced power interruptions as a result of tampering with lines supplying power to the mine site, resulting in periodic idling of the mill facility. Mining activities at the underground and open pit have been largely unaffected and ore continues to be stockpiled on site. The interference with the operation of the power line is being carried out...

2008-07-03 09:00:58

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Pacific Rim Mining Corp. ("Pacific Rim" or "the Company") (TSX:PMU)(AMEX:PMU) has taken the first steps toward reducing its El Salvador work force in preparation for a slow down in exploration and investment activity on its El Dorado, Santa Rita and Zamora- Cerro Colorado gold projects in El Salvador. As the El Dorado drilling program consumed the bulk of the Company's direct exploration costs in El Salvador, the Company believes it...

2008-06-30 12:02:23

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Ina May Gaskin - the woman widely described as the "most famous" and "most authentic" midwife in the world - never even took a formal midwifery course. Nevertheless, obstetricians, who in most of the developed world prefer to deliver all babies themselves, have given her the ultimate honor - naming an obstetric procedure that literally saves life and limb after this unusual woman. Observing how uneducated, poor women deliver babies under primitive...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

HudBay Minerals Inc. ("HudBay") (TSX: HBM) and Skye Resources Inc. ("Skye") (TSX: SKR) are pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their respective businesses (the "Transaction"). Skye's principal asset is the world class Fenix Nickel Project (the "Fenix Project") in Guatemala, which includes 41.4 million tonnes of reserves. The Transaction will be structured as a Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) between HudBay...

2008-06-20 09:00:35

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Castle Gold Corporation ("Castle Gold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CSG) is pleased to announce that it has filed its consolidated interim financial statements and management discussion and analysis for the three month period ended March 31, 2008 and reported a first quarter profit of US$0.01 per share on net income of US$764,662 and revenues of US$1,610,271. Coincident with the filing of the financial statements the Company has...

2008-06-14 00:00:31

By Staff Report DAYTON -- In the absence of hospitals and most modern conveniences, the ailing people of La Labor, Guatemala, have one important resource, caring "amigos" from Grandview Medical Center. A team of doctors, nurses and support staff traveled to the town 18 miles out of Guatemala City for 10 days this spring. In this latest mission, they performed 77 procedures, including hernia operations, biopsies, hand surgeries, cysts removals, osteopathic manipulative therapy, pediatric...

2008-03-07 03:00:15

By Keven Ann Willey, The Dallas Morning News Mar. 7--SAN CRISToBAL, Mexico -- Contrasts are what produce "wow" moments in Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state. It's Mexican. But it's really more Mayan. The Spanish were afraid of the jungle and never succeeded in conquering the region. It's modern. Five airports, two large cities (Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal), better BlackBerry reception than in parts of Texas. But it's also ancient. The Mayans developed a number system based on...

2007-03-09 00:00:00

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA GUATEMALA CITY - Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday. "That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture," Juan Tiney, the director of a Mayan nongovernmental...


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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