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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...

2007-02-21 09:00:00

By Rotenberg, James A ABSTRACT.- Established parks and nature reserves may be inadequate to preserve long-term biotic diversity, especially in tropical regions of Latin America where anthropogenic disturbance and land- conversion is an ongoing problem. Demand for economically productive land uses, such as cattle pastures or monoculture plantations, is one of the greatest threats to habitat and wildlife preservation. As a result, conservation biologists have turned to examining attributes of...

2006-08-26 13:19:44

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Vinicio Aguilar, a radio journalist in Guatemala, was jogging near his house one morning this week when two men drove up on a motorcycle, shot him in the face and left him for dead. Aguilar, who survived, believes the attack was related to the daily call-in talk show he hosts, which regularly covers topics like organized crime, corruption and tax evasion by big businesses. "I think a pistol shot in the mouth is a clear message to silence...

2006-08-21 07:05:00

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS -- Gene and Laura Hindeland moved to New Orleans to party. Antonio Santos came for better wages that will help him get home to Guatemala. Mike and Diana Appel felt God called on them to help rebuild the city. From around the United States and beyond, an adventurous group of people is moving to devastated New Orleans, and the city they raise may be different from the one at felled by Hurricane Katrina a year ago. Some of these risk-takers are looking to do well,...

2006-07-28 21:46:24

By Mica Rosenberg SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - On the 25th anniversary of his killing by a Guatemalan death squad, an American priest was honored on Friday by hundreds of Mayan Indians at the church where his heart and intestines are buried. The Rev. Stanley Rother, who is being considered for sainthood, worked for 13 years with the poor in Santiago Atitlan, a town popular with foreign tourists, about three hours from Guatemala City. Priests and nuns who worked with...


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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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