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    Can 2015 be the Year of Sustainable Development?

    What events should take place in order to consider 2015 as the Year of Sustainable Development? How about a meeting of the world leaders to chart reforms of the global financial system? Or a meeting again to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide national and global policies to 2030. Definitely an assembly to “adopt a global agreement to head […]

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    “Women’s Political Participation Makes Democracy Deliver”

    Organized by a local Enactus team from Universidad del Valle, the conference began with some data about the current situation of women in Guatemala. Two problems were showcased: the lack of reproductive health and the violence against women. Among the data presented were the alarming rates of teenage pregnancy (even in girls between 10 and […]

  • Deb Walters on her kayak for Safe Passage

    Paddling for a safe passage

    Last July, Dr. Deb Walters, a retired scientist and grandmother from Maine, left her hometown in her kayak. Paddling alone through the Intracoastal Waterway and then along the Great Mayan Reef, she intends to reach her final destination, Guatemala, around May 2015. What drove Dr. Walters to take this unusual trip? Why Guatemala? As she would […]

  • Guatemala Solar LED Light Installation. John Barrie

    The dawn of solar energy in Central America

    Set to install 1.5 Gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity by 2018, Central America is attracting attention from solar energy developers from around the world, according to a new report from IHS Technology. According to IHS, the projected capacity of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá will reach 22 Megawatts this year, up from […]

  • The most urgent of messages. Leonardo DiCaprio and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    The most urgent of messages

    American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, newly appointed UN Messenger for Peace, carried “The most urgent of messages” when he spoke at the opening of Climate Summit 2014. This gathering, which took place at UN Headquarters in in New York,  intended to be a public platform for leaders at the highest level, as well as finance, business, civil society and […]