Escuintla


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Escuintla

 

a city in southern Guatemala. Capital of Escuintla Department. Population, 62,500 (1971). Escuintla is connected by railroad with Guatemala City and with the Pacific Ocean port of San José. The commercial center of an agricultural region that produces coffee, cotton, and sugarcane, Escuintla has a food-processing industry. An oil refinery is also located in the city.

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Greater proximity to Puerto San Jose, the largest port on Guatemala's Pacific coast, also will improve Lapco's distribution network from Escuintla, which is located about halfway between Guatemala City and the port.
It has commenced site and building improvements at its assembly factory in the "Technopark" area of Escuintla, Guatemala, to commence smartphone and tablet assembly operations about mid-January 2015; Roxana Baldetti, VP and Minister of Economy for Guatemala, announced that the government proposes to purchase 300,000 tablets to replace school textbooks in 2015; Details: www.
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Mobile vans that offer STI services are effective at reaching at-risk individuals in developing country settings who might not seek such services from traditional clinics, according to a study concluded in Escuintla province, Guatemala, between February 2006 and May 2009.
QUALCOMM and its partners will provide 17 computers with EV-DO wireless modems and training for each of the 15 rural schools within the regions of Alta Verapaz, Escuintla, Peten and San Marcos.
One of the few significant projects in the region is a planned cross-border natural gas pipeline that Guatemala and Mexico have agreed to build by 2004 that will extend from Cuidad Pemex, in southern Mexico, to Escuintla, Guatamela.
The producing regions mentioned are Coban, Alta Verapaz, Sehenaju, Antigua, Costa Cuca, Costa Grande, Barberena, Tumbador, Costa de Cucho, Chicacao, Chicacao Xolhuitz, Pochuta Malacatan, San Marcos, Chuva, Escuintla, San Vicenta, Pacaya, Moran, Amtitlan, Palmar, Motagua, Panan, Turgo, Sumatan, Zunil, and Colomba.
The bishop of Escuintla, Fernando Gamalero, whose diocese includes Nueva Concepcion, could not be reached for comment.
Mexico and Guatemala signed an MOU last April to build a $600 million, 370-mile pipeline to transport gas from Salina Cruz to Escuintla, Guatemala.
Thelma Aldana, attorney general and chief of the Public Ministry, explained that "the most vulnerable routes are Escuintla, Amatitlan and Sacatepequez, and the sectors most affected by highway robberies are food, industry, agriculture, construction, items for the home and fuel.
Since October 1, heavy and continuous rainfall associated with Hurricane Stan has caused severe flooding and mudslides in Guatemala, affecting communities in the provinces of Escuintla, Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula, San Marcos, Chimaltenango, El Quiche, and Baja Verapaz, and causing more than 120,000 people to evacuate to shelters.

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