Sunday, April 6, 2008

Congress to Consider New Quetzal Notes and Law Protecting Women

April 6, 2008

This Tuesday, April 8th, the Guatemalan Congress will reconvene. Much of the Congress's recent attention has been focused on a law that would criminalize all violent acts against women. Further consideration of this topic is planned for Tuesday. Also on the agenda are discussion of the designs and colors for the proposed new Q200, Q500, and Q1000 notes. A third item on the agenda is a plan to lift the IVA tax on petroleum fuels and derivatives in order to reduce the cost of gasoline and diesel by Q3 or Q4.

Inguat to Promote Tourism in Izabal

April 6, 2008

According to an article by Rosa M. Bolaños of the Prensa Libre, in two weeks, Inguat will launch a massive campaign to promote tourism in Rio Dulce and Lago Izabal. The promotion will be via the embassies and through other media in various countries in Central America, Europe, and the United States. According to Maruja Acevedo, head of the Mercadeo del Instituto, the Mercadeo will also promote tourism to this area and will organize an International Garífuna Festival to take place in November.