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Motagua

(mōtä`gwä), river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, rising in S central Guatemala and flowing NE to the Gulf of Honduras. The longest river within Guatemala, it waters a valley where hemp and bananas are raised. The trans-Guatamala railroad follows the valley.
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The closure of the Entre Rios customs at the Guatemalan border with Honduras due to the collapse of the bridge over the Motagua river meant that Izabel in Guatemala was cut off from the Honduran industrial capital, San Pedro Sula.
To visit Quirigua Park--which, like Tikal and Antigua, has been declared a UNESCO human heritage site--you would travel east along the Motagua river valley.
The site, on the Motagua River in Guatemala, takes its name from a nearby village and became known to the wider world when Frederick Catherwood illustrated Quirigua's monuments in John Lloyd Stephens' book, Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, published in 1841.
A year ago the PDH charged the Las Vacas River Hydroelectric Company, along with government ministers and several mayors, of violating human environmental rights and health for contaminating the Motagua River.
The discovery of jadeite rocks (jadeitites) in Guatemala in 1954 led to the recognition of the Motagua River Valley as a Maya jade source.
Hydroelectric plants have been constructed or are being planned along the Salama and Motagua rivers in central Guatemala (neither of which are considered as environmentally sensitive as the Usumacinta and Cahabon), as well as along the Rio Chixoy, yet another branch of the Usumacinta.