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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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The bill also states that the national land fund (Fontierras) must give land titles to the campesinos already living in Sierra Caral (only in areas suitable for this, such as the buffer zone and certain parts of the multiple-use zone) to avoid agrarian disputes, as this has historically been a common problem in the department of Izabal and in many parts of Guatemala.
Torres Izabal to Brundage, 17 July 1962, ABC, Box 124, Reel 68, ICOSA.
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Mass marches, civic strikes, and coordinated actions occurred in dozens of cities, including in the departments of Alto Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Izabal, Quetzaltenango, Sacatepequez, Solola, Suchitepequez, and Totonicapan.
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Along with the release of Montiel and Cabrera, military investigators have launched an investigation of the soldiers accused of torturing the two to force them to make the false confessions on drug and weapons charges that led to their arrest, said Raul Izabal Montoya, the representative of the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) in Guerrero state.
The Rio Dulce, Guatemala's longest river and located between Lake Izabal and Amatique Bay on the Caribbean, is a tropical paradise.
The Rio Cahabon winds for about 80 miles from the department of Alta Verapaz in Guatemala's northeast highlands to Lake Izabal, the nation's largest body of water.
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The other 1% is to be split between the municipalities of Amates, Puerto Barrios and Livingston, in Izabal, and Panzos, in Alta Verapaz, and the Ministries of Environment and Energy and Mines.