Guatemala's government is planning to create a fund from the fees paid by hydropower stations.
According to an article in Prensalibre.com "the creation of an energy fund could be, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), a solution to the social conflict caused by hydroelectric energy, although the proposal already has opponents. "
In Guatemala the hydroelectric stations Renace II and Oxec which are being built in the department of Alta Verapaz have faced problems which have forced them to delay the startup of operations by 4-6 months.
In the case of Rebirth II it is expected that operations will start by the end of April, while the Oxec project could be delayed by up to four months longer than expected.
After months in a difficult process, the Superintendence of Telecommunications has finally be formed.
According to reports by MIPUNTO.com, "The institution was created as a result of the privitization of mobile telephone and internet services as contemplated in the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the Dominican Republic and the United States, which came into effect in Costa Rica on January 1.
The Union of Construction Workers of Panama is demanding $4.90 per hour minimum wage from companies who provide services to the Panama Canal or are operating in the reverted areas.
The request was made by the Trade Union of Construction Workers and Similar Entities (Suntracs). According to Saul Mendez, general secretary of Suntracs, the minimum wage for companies who work for the Canal or in the reverted areas is $2.90 hour and was established in 1980, in other words, it has not been revised in 33 years.
On November 6 companies in the sector will meet in San Salvador to discuss the regulatory framework of the electricity market and the integration of renewable energy in the country.
From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador (Camarasal):
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador will bring together a large group of industrialists in the Second National Forum on electricity, entitled "Energy for All" with the aim of analyzing the regulatory framework of the electricity market and making suggestions for improvements to help economic development and businesses in the country.
The laws in Costa Rica have forced companies providing data on natural persons and legal entities to plan new strategies.
Elfinancierocr.com reports that "the actions have occurred in response to the fact that on March 5 the deadline was reached for the reorganization of their operations to comply with the provisions of the Law on Protection of the individual against the processing of their personal data (Act 8968) ".
Claro, Movistar and the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad are competing for a contract for telecommunications services in isolated communities.
These three operators submitted bids in a contest sponsored by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) to provide telecommunications services to residents of the communities of La Lidia, La Curia and Aguas Fría in the district of Roxana de Pococí in Limon.
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