Izabal


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Izabal

(ēsäbäl`), lake, c.30 mi (48 km) long and 15 mi (24 km) wide, E Guatemala, largest lake in the country. Known also as the Golfo Dulce, it drains to the Caribbean Sea through the Golfete Dulce, a small adjacent lake, and the Rio Dulce, a broad tropical river. In Spanish colonial times Lake Izabal was the scene of lively trading between the seacoast and the highlands, and the small town of Izabal on its south shore was a thriving port, constantly subjected to raids in the 17th cent. by English and Dutch buccaneers. Today shipping is negligible, although Lívingston, at the mouth of the Rio Dulce, is of some importance. Nearby are many pre-Columbian ruins, the most outstanding being at Quiriguá.
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Por ejemplo, la lexia "voces de extranjeros", incluida en este texto, obtenido de un documento que Izabal anexo a sus Memorias, y publicado en el Diario Oficial, en 1906, contiene las respuestas de algunos empresarios extranjeros a un cuestionario elaborado por el propio Izabal.
Fragilaria crotonensis is a species restricted to the highlands and the Eastern lowlands in Guatemala, whereas Staurosirella pinnata was only collected in Lake Izabal, in the Eastern lowlands of Guatemala.
Como resultado de este trabajo, fueron seleccionados 57 arboles plus en 6 procedencias: Izabal, Guatemala; La Ceiba, Honduras, y Florencia de San Carlos, Guapiles, Sarapiqui y Siquirres, estas 4 ultimas de Costa Rica.
The aircraft, belonging to Aeroruta Maya company, was flying from Guatemala City to El Estor, in northern Izabal department, when it crashed.
In a telephone interview from her hospital bed, Nancy Dryden, 67, said her husband Daniel, 66, was killed by four men who boarded their sailboat late on Saturday while it was anchored in Lake Izabal.
Asi que en ocasion de la redaccion de un informe acerca del estado de la guerra, Rafael Izabal aprovecho la circunstancia "para manifestarle confidencialmente, pero con toda franqueza" al presidente, como no obstante el maximo empeno de cooperacion de las autoridades civiles
Lejos de cualquier justificacion, el conflicto se habia vuelto un "bonancible ramo de industria", en donde "la trinidad Izabal, Torres y Corral imperaba ya por lustros apoyada por la casta militar, que se enriquecia a costa del erario nacional" (33).
Howard and Jose left the Peten and drove to Izabal, in the southeast, to try to find Metamasius callizona.
The same language was invoked by Bishop Gabriel Penate Rodriguez, apostolic vicar of Izabal in Guatemala, when he spoke of the menace to Guatemala posed by mineral exploitation.
The first thing we saw in the construction industry is that there was an increase in the prices in energy-related inputs," says Ruben Izabal, general director of Homex, a Mexican construction company.
En Guatemala realizo estudios de prospeccion geologica petrolera en las selvas del Peten, Alta Verapaz e Izabal, principalmente.