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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These two busts followed closely upon an apparently unrelated interruption in the trajectory of 750 kg of that same substance in Esquintla at the end of July.
Duke Energy will acquire two generating plants owned by Grupo Generador at Esquintla and Lake Amatitlan, with a combined capacity of the plants 167 Megawatts, said Duke Energy Global Markets President/CEO Bruce Williamson.
In small municipalities in Esquintla on the south coast, for instance, a political campaign can cost US$65,000.
Radio Qawinagel, an indigenous station operating out of a school in Palin, Esquintla, had to mortgage the school building to pay more than US$52,000 to keep its frequency.
Twelve of the departments with the greatest population have suffered major damage, among them San Marcos with 645,000 inhabitants, Quetzaltenango with 503,000, Esquintla with 386,000, and Solola with 222,000.
Witnesses counted 18 dead, tattooed bodies carried out of the prison known as El Hoyon at Esquintla.
Juan Carlos Catalan director of the jail at Comisaria 31 in Esquintla told an Inforpress reporter of the levels of organization he witnessed among incarcerated members: "They all eat together in a circle.
In Esquintla they blocked the coastal highway for six hours.
Parts of the country ranking just below the capital in numbers of criminal police are: Esquintla, 60; Retalhuleu, 33; Jalapa, 26; Santa Rosa, 23; and Baja Verapaz, 19.
Frente Civico membership is not limited to the capital, but has attracted adherents in Quiche, Esquintla, and Quetzaltenango.