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2013-01-17 23:02:41

Food assistance program will improve health and nutrition in women and children in rural areas. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 PCI (Project Concern International) is partnering with Save the Children to implement a new USAID-funded multi-year assistance program (under the Office of Food for Peace) to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in Guatemala´s western highlands. With Save the Children as the primary development organization, PCI´s portion of the project...

Teotihuacans Used Make-up To Honor Their Dead After Exhuming Their Body
2013-01-09 14:40:33

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analyzed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilizations on the American continent. In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honor their city's most important people. A research team from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of...

2012-12-15 05:02:43

Integrated Neighborhood Approach Hailed as Model for Urban Upgrading Mixco, Guatemala (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 PCI (Project Concern International) was awarded a $2 million Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to transform high-risk urban neighborhoods in the Municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, into healthier, safer and more productive communities. The 24-month project, called Barrio Mío, is a...

2012-10-11 04:00:03

The Commission of Software Export of AGEXPORT, just turned seven years, promoting the internationalization of companies in the sector of Information Technology. During this time, it has generated about 7,000 jobs per year and has presented an average annual growth of 14.9% in exports. Guatemala, Guatemala (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Data processing, biometric security, software design, BPM (Business Process and Performance Management), e-commerce, custom solutions, mobile solutions, HR...

Tomb Of Mayan Queen Discovered In Guatemala
2012-10-04 08:29:24

[ Watch the Video: Tomb of Maya queen K'abel Found in Guatemala ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, including scientists from the Washington University in St. Louis and the College of Wooster, has discovered the tomb of Mayan queen Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Holy Snake Lord considered one of the greatest queens of the Classic Maya civilization. During excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka´ in...

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts, Thousands Flee Their Homes
2012-09-13 19:09:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Guatemala´s Volcan del Fuego, one of the country´s most famous tourist attractions, erupted Thursday, spewing a cloud of ash more than 2 miles into the sky and forcing authorities to order the evacuation of thousands as lava raced down the mountain´s slopes. More than 33,000 residents in surrounding communities were ordered to leave their homes and seek shelter at safer grounds after a series of powerful eruptions...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.