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2013-06-27 23:16:30

Dr. Christopher Powell Leads Archaeology Trip to Iconic and Seldom-Seen Sites Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Maya civilization began as early as 1500 B.C. and reached its pinnacle during the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. Throughout the jungles of Belize and Guatemala, the story of the Maya is told in the ruins of grand cities and mysterious glyphs etched into stone. This year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new educational tour for archaeology...

2013-06-04 23:27:08

The Health and Welfare Tourism Commission of AGEXPORT in the search of entering into the market of the self-insured companies of the U.S., signed an agreement with Stop Loss Brokerage, which will promote through the Latin American Preferred Health Plan (LAPHP), exclusively created for Guatemala, medical procedures like cardiovascular surgeries, orthopedic, among others. The agreement between these two companies will benefit the country creating economical development and new job...

2013-05-07 23:26:40

Imperial Coffee and Services Inc., the leading office coffee supplier in Ontario, Canada, is empowering women in Canada and Guatemala by adding Femenino Fair Trade coffee to its product line. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Imperial Coffee and Services Inc., the Toronto and Southern Ontario market leader in office coffee, vending and water services, today added to its product line Café Femenino, a fair trade and organic coffee produced by a women´s cooperative in...

2013-04-20 23:03:40

With the Support of Digital Marketing, the Communications Department of the Guatemalan Exporters Association -AGEXPORT-, launched the AGEXPORT TODAY Digital platform. This tool intends to become the first option on last minute news about the exporting industry. Guatemala, Guatemala (PRWEB) April 20, 2013 AGEXPORT Staff, partners, members of the board of directors, commercial attaché, journalists, commercial contacts, students between the ages of 17 to 28, businessman and...

2013-03-11 23:02:28

Dr. Jen Janousek doesn´t just teach public health–she lives it. The director of the Master of Public Health program at Concordia University, Nebraska, will participate in a mission trip to Guatemala this March. Seward, NE (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Dr. Jen Janousek doesn´t just teach public health–she lives it. The Director of the Master of Public Health program at Concordia University, Nebraska, will participate in a mission trip to Guatemala this March. Dr. Janousek...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'