Thursday Aug 28
ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in Guatemala
Today a State of Public Calamity was declared for the departments of: Jutiapa, Chiquimula, Santa Rosa, Quich, El Progreso, Huehuetenango, Baja Verapaz, Zacapa, Retalhuleu, Solol, Totonicapn, Chimaltenango, San Marcos, Guatemala, Jalapa Suchitepquez, affected by El Nio, climate phenomenon inducing extreme weather conditions, resulting in a prolonged ... (more)
New plant gives hope to Guatemalan coffee growers
Guatemala City, Aug 12 On a plantation called Majadas del Tesoro, some 238 km east of Guatemala City, a group of coffee growers has given new hope to the sector in this country with the discovery of a strain of the coffee plant resistant to roya, a highly destructive fungus.
Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala
Guatemala's National Coffee Association, or Anacafe, announced the existence of a new variety of coffee plant immune to roya, a fungus that causes coffee rust and which damaged crops on 70 percent of Guatemalan plantations in 2012 and 40 percent in 2013.
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Guatemala Investigating Possible Death Of Minor In US Desert
GUATEMALA CITY, July 16 -- The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said.