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  1. Cuba.

    1985-08-01

    Cuba's population characteristics, geography, history, government, political conditions, and foreign relations were briefly described. Cuba, the largest island in the East Indies, has a tropical climate and is made up of a large area of rolling plains and a smaller mountainous region. Cuba's current population of 9.946 million (1983) is 70% urban and 30% rural. The annual population growth rate is 1.1%. The literacy rate among those aged 10-49 years is 96%, and school is compulsory for 6 years. The infant mortality rate is 21/1000 live births, and life expectancy is 74.7 years. 47% of the work force is engaged in industry and commerce, 28% in services and government, and 25% in agriculture. Since the revolution, Cuba has had a centrally planned, nonmarket economy. Large state enterprises run all segments of the economy, and economic policy is formulated by a central planning board. Farmers are allowed to privately market some of their produce. The government provide a wide range of social services. Most of the services are free, but some entail a minimal fee. Cuba's economy is depressed and overly dependent on the production of sugar. Since the revolution, Cuba's sugar production has increased by only 1.1% annually. In addition to sugar production, the country is engaged in some food processing and other light forms of industry. Cuba has a large reserve of nickle. Cuba's economic indicators are calculated differently than those used in market countries and are not comparable to those used in market countries. In 1983, disposable national income was US$15.8 billion, and per capita income was US$2,590. Cuba's imports exceed her exports. In 1983 exports totalled US$6.5 billion and imports amounted to US$7.2 billion. Cuba's foreign debt is increasing annually, and Cuba is highly dependent on economic assistance from Russia. Between 1961-83, the USSR provided Cuba with US$30 billion in economic aid and US$10 billion in military aid. The country's serious economic

  2. CUBA

    C. F. de la Fé

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Ferias Locales de Agrobiodiversidad en su sentido más amplio se inician en Cuba a finales de 1999, con la celebración de la Primera Feria de Maíz en áreas del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA enmarcada en el Pro- yecto Cubano de Fitomejoramiento Participativo (PCFP. Como respuesta a la importancia que el desarrollo de las Ferias de Agrobiodiversidad tienen en la diversificación de la base varietal sobre la que se sustenta la seguridad alimentaria y de mercado de los agricultores cubanos y sus perspectivas de generaliza- ción en diferentes cultivos y regiones del país es que se ha tenido a bien la elaboración de la presente guía metodológica, con el objetivo de compartir las experiencias adquiridas por un colectivo de investigadores del INCA, de manera que en algu- na medida pueda con ello contribuirse a la conservación y ampliación de la diversidad de los recursos fitogenéticos de los agricultores cubanos. El documento se halla subdividido en dos secciones principales. En la primera, “Generalidades sobre las ferias de agrobiodiversidad’’, se ofrece una informa- ción resumida sobre tópicos tales como: definición y tipos de ferias, experiencias en el desarrollo de ferias en otros países, las ferias de agrobiodiversidad en otros países, las ferias de agrobiodiversidad en Cuba y términos asociados a estas, mien- tras que en su segunda sección, se presenta lo más detallada- mente posible la guía para su organización y desarrollo en Cuba. A lo largo de la misma, el usuario puede hallar informa- ción precisa sobre los principales aspectos a tener en cuenta. En el orden de presentación de cada aspecto contemplado se ha tratado de mantener un orden lógico de organización de modo que facilite aún más el trabajo de los usuarios.

  3. Cuba now

    Catherine A. Sunshine

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] The Cuba reader: the making of a revolutionary society. PHILIP BRENNER, WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE, DONNA RICH, and DANIEL SIEGEL (eds.. New York: Grove Press, 1989. xxxv + 564 pp. (Paper US $14.95. Cuba: the test of time. JEAN STUBBS. London: Latin America Bureau, 1989. xvii + 142 pp. (Paper UK £3.95. Cuba: politics, economics and society. MAX AZICRI. London: Pinter Publishers Ltd., 1988. xxiii + 276 pp. (Cloth US $35.00, Paper US $12.50. Cuba libre: breaking the chains? PETER MARSHALL. Boston: Faber & Faber, 1987. viii + 300 pp. (Cloth US $18.95. The closest of enemies: a personal and diplomatic account of U.S.-Cuban relations since 1957. WAYNE S. SMITH. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1987. 308 pp. (Paper US $8.95. Imperial state and revolution: the United States and Cuba, 1952-1986. MORRIS H. MORLEY. New Rochelle, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. ix + 571 pp. (Paper US $16.95, Cloth US $59.50. From confrontation to negotiation: U.S. relations with Cuba. PHILIP BRENNER. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1988. x + 118 pp. (Cloth US $30.00, Paper US $9.95. Nineteen eighty-eight marked the completion of the Cuban revolution's third decade. Several events that year suggested that Cubans might finally look forward to a lessening of the island's international isolation, if not its domestic economic woes. The revolution had survived eight years of hostility from the Reagan administration. Washington's attempts to secure international censure of Cuba on human rights grounds had culminated in the visit of a United Nations delegation, at Havana's invitation and with relatively little damage to Cuba's image. Fidel Castro's visits to Ecuador and Mexico to attend the inaugurations of two Latin American presidents underscored Cuba's reinsertion into the hemispheric community. Finally, Cuban military successes against South African troops in Angola and Cuba's role in the subsequent negotiations over Angola and Namibia

  4. Farm Production Growth in the Upper and Middle Parts of the Yellow River Basin, China, During 1980-1999

    LI Xiang-lian; LUO Yu-zhou; GAO Qiong; DONG Suo-cheng; YANG Xiu-sheng

    2008-01-01

    The impact of inputs on farm production growth was evaluated by analyzing the economic data of the upper and middle parts of the Yellow River basin,China for the period of 1980-1999.Descriptive statistics were employed to characterize the temporal trends and spatial patterns in farm production and five pertinent inputs of cultivated cropland,irrigation ratio, agricultural labor,machinery power and chemical fertilizer.Stochastic frontier production function was applied to quantify the dependence of the farm production on these inputs.The growth of farm production was decomposed to reflect the contributions by input growths and change in total factor productivity,The change in total factor productivity was further decomposed into the changes in technology and in technical efficiency.The gross value of farm production in the region of study increased by 1.6 fold during 1980-1999.Among the five selected farm inputs,machinery power and chemical fertilizer increased by 1.8 and 2.8 fold,respectively.The increases in cultivated cropland,irrigated cropland,and agricultural labor were all less than 0.16 fold.The growth in the farm production was primarily contributed by the increase in the total factor productivity during 1980-1985,and by input growths after 1985.More than 80%of the contributions by input growths were attributed to the increased application of fertilizer and machinery.In the change of total factor productivity,the technology change dominated over the technical efficiency change in the study period except in the period of 1985-1990,implying that institution and investment played important roles in farm production growth.There was a decreasing trend in the technical efficiency in the region of study,indicating a potential to increase farm production by improving the technical efficiency in farm activities.Given the limited natural resources in the basin,the results of this study suggested that,for a sustainable growth of farm production in the area

  5. Tsunamis in Cuba?; Tsunamis en Cuba?

    Cotilla Rodriguez, M. O.

    2011-07-01

    Cuba as neo tectonics structure in the southern of the North American plate had three tsunamis. One of them [local] occurred in the Central-Northern region [1931.10.01, Nortecubana fault], the other was a tele tsunami [1755.11.01, in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula] that hit the Bay of Santiago de Cuba, and the third took place at 1867.11.18, by the regional source of Virgin Islands, which produced waves in the Eastern Cuban region. This tsunami originated to the NE of Puerto Rico in 1918.10.11, with another earthquake of equal magnitude and at similar coordinates, produced a tsunami that did not affect Cuba. Information on the influence of regional tsunami in 1946.08.08 of the NE of the Dominican Republic [Matanzas] in Northwestern Cuba [beaches Guanabo-Baracoa] is contrary to expectations with the waves propagation. The local event of 1939.08.15 attributed to Central- Northern Cuba [Cayo Frances with M = 8.1] does not correspond at all with the maximum magnitude of earthquakes in this region and the potential of the Nortecubana fault. Tsunamis attributed to events such as 1766.06.11 and 1932.02.03 in the Santiago de Cuba Bay are not reflected in the original documents from experts and eyewitnesses. Tsunamis from Jamaica have not affected the coasts of Cuba, despite its proximity. There is no influence in Cuba of tsunamigenic sources of the southern and western parts of the Caribbean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Set out the doubts as to the influence of tsunamis from Haiti and Dominican Republic at Guantanamo Bay which is closer to and on the same latitude, and spatial orientation than the counterpart of Santiago de Cuba, that had impact. The number of fatalities by authors in the Caribbean is different and contradictory. (Author) 76 refs.

  6. Tsunamis in Cuba?

    Cuba as neo tectonics structure in the southern of the North American plate had three tsunamis. One of them [local] occurred in the Central-Northern region [1931.10.01, Nortecubana fault], the other was a tele tsunami [1755.11.01, in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula] that hit the Bay of Santiago de Cuba, and the third took place at 1867.11.18, by the regional source of Virgin Islands, which produced waves in the Eastern Cuban region. This tsunami originated to the NE of Puerto Rico in 1918.10.11, with another earthquake of equal magnitude and at similar coordinates, produced a tsunami that did not affect Cuba. Information on the influence of regional tsunami in 1946.08.08 of the NE of the Dominican Republic [Matanzas] in Northwestern Cuba [beaches Guanabo-Baracoa] is contrary to expectations with the waves propagation. The local event of 1939.08.15 attributed to Central- Northern Cuba [Cayo Frances with M = 8.1] does not correspond at all with the maximum magnitude of earthquakes in this region and the potential of the Nortecubana fault. Tsunamis attributed to events such as 1766.06.11 and 1932.02.03 in the Santiago de Cuba Bay are not reflected in the original documents from experts and eyewitnesses. Tsunamis from Jamaica have not affected the coasts of Cuba, despite its proximity. There is no influence in Cuba of tsunamigenic sources of the southern and western parts of the Caribbean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Set out the doubts as to the influence of tsunamis from Haiti and Dominican Republic at Guantanamo Bay which is closer to and on the same latitude, and spatial orientation than the counterpart of Santiago de Cuba, that had impact. The number of fatalities by authors in the Caribbean is different and contradictory. (Author) 76 refs.

  7. How Cuba Fought Illiteracy

    Kozol, Jonathan

    1977-01-01

    This article describes the successful effort to reduce illiteracy in Cuba by sending young student teachers into the rural areas to teach reading to workers in isolated spots throughout the country. (JD)

  8. Cuba na OEA

    Antônio Carlos Lessa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A Organização dos Estados Americanos abriu caminho para o possível retorno de Cuba à organização, pondo fim à medida que por 47 anos baniu os países comunistas e era o mais importante sinal do isolamento de Cuba na região. 

  9. An Island Called Cuba

    Jean Stubbs

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Review of: An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. Ruth Behar, photographs by Humberto Mayol. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007. xiii + 297 pp. (Cloth US$ 29.95 Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography. Fidel Castro & Ignacio Ramonet. New York: Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2008. vii + 724 pp. (Paper US$ 22.00, e-book US$ 14.99 Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know. Julia E. Sweig. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv + 279 pp. (Paper US$ 16.95 [First paragraph] These three ostensibly very different books tell a compelling story of each author’s approach, as much as the subject matter itself. Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography is based on a series of long interviews granted by the then-president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, to Spanish-Franco journalist Ignacio Ramonet. Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, by U.S. political analyst Julia Sweig, is one of a set country series, and, like Ramonet’s, presented in question/answer format. An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba, with a narrative by Cuban-American anthropologist Ruth Behar and photographs by Cuban photographer Humberto Mayol, is a retrospective/introspective account of the Jewish presence in Cuba. While from Ramonet and Sweig we learn much about the revolutionary project, Behar and Mayol convey the lived experience of the small Jewish community against that backdrop.

  10. Nuclear cardiology in Cuba

    This paper is a brief summary of the Nuclear Cardiology history in Cuba, mentioning the current main mortality causes, the usefulness and results of nuclear tests among the imaging techniques nowadays used in Cardiology, including gated-SPECT, PET and hybrid imaging combining anatomical and functional information. This paper also reviews our present worldwide performance in Nuclear Cardiology, with emphasis on our development and future trends, and proposes some recommendations. (author)

  11. Cuba on our minds

    Charles Rutheiser

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Conversatons with Cuba. C. PETER RIPLEY. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999. xxvi + 243 pp. (Cloth US$ 24.95 Real Life in Castro's Cuba. CATHERINE MOSES. Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000. xi + 184 pp. (Paper US$ 18.95 The Cuban Way: Capitalism, Communism, and Confrontation. ANA JULIA JATAR-HAUSMANN. West Hartford CT: Kumarian Press, 1999. xvii + 161 pp. (Paper US$21.95 Castro and the Cuban Revolution. THOMAS M. LEONARD. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. xxv + 188 pp. (Cloth US$ 45.00 Cuba has attracted a great deal of attention from both scholarly and popular authors since 1959. The literature that they have produced has generated much heat, but has shed a considerably smaller amount of light. Most accounts have been situated at the polar extremes of ideology, either condemning or celebrating the island's revolutionary experiment and its maximum leader (for the former is often virtually totally collapsed into the personage of Fidel Castro with the same degrees of vociferous, simplistic certitude. However, neither the fulminating diatribes of the anti-Castro Right nor the fulsome paeans of the Euro-American Left have done much justice to making sense of the complex, confounding, and contradictory realities of Cuban society before, during, and after the Revolution. Indeed, contemporary developments have only magnified the distortions rendered by the astigmatic lenses of cold war intellectualism.

  12. Sea level rise threatens Cuba

    The article surveys the results of studies of climatic changes on Cuba and gives views on temperature rise up to the year 2100. The land studies have reviewed effects and adaptations in six sectors: The water resources, the coastal areas and fisheries, agriculture and forestry, biomass and habitation. Potential adaptations to the effects of the climatic changes are discussed. Some facts about Cuba are presented

  13. Contratados peninsulares para Cuba

    Iglesias García, Fe

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Not available.

    Ante las presiones británicas, la metrópoli española y los ideólogos de los hacendados cubanos tuvieron que dar, desde la tercera década del siglo XIX, una respuesta a la previsible escasez de mano de obra esclava. El artículo estudia los sistemas de contrata implantados en la isla para abastecer de mano de obra blanca y barata a Cuba, deteniéndose particularmente la autora en el estudio de las condiciones de semiesclavitud que se escondían en las mencionadas contratas y en el perfil de los inmigrantes (profesiones, sexo, edad, procedencia....

  14. Peat resources in Cuba

    During the last few years the drastic cut in oil supply provoked a critical situation in Cuba. The shortage of domestic oil production and the absence of alternative energy sources, such as wide rivers and coal deposits, drove us to decide that the most promising option was to develop our huge peat deposits. However, there are problems concerning skills and finance. This report reviews the potential for peat development to date in the Cuban territory. The figures and characteristics are partly taken from the surveys done by the Russian and Cuban specialists during the 60's. There is some new data compiled from the work done more recently in some of the Cuban peat deposits. The conditions for draining and harvesting are very challenging and difficult if the peat deposits are to be developed without doing any unnecessary damage to the fragile environment of Cuban wetlands. However, if the required financing and skills are available, the work can be carried out and significant risks avoided

  15. Turkey vulture surveys in Cuba

    Wotzkow, C.; Wiley, J.W.

    1988-01-01

    Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), were surveyed monthly in Cuba from March 1982-January 1983. A total of 25371 vultures were tallied in 7186 km (3.5 vultures/transect km) of roadside counting along main highways leading from the city of La Habana (northwestern Cuba) to the city of Las Tunas (southeast). Numbers of vultures counted declined substantially beyond 200 m from the transect road. Density of vultures observed within 200 m of the road along the transect route was 0.06/ha. Highest counts were obtained in March, April and June. Turkey Vulture flying activity was greatest during the periods 0900-1200 H and 1400-1700 H.

  16. 48 Human Rights in and around Cuba

    Gustafsson, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The article takes point of department in the current reform process in Cuba and its perspectives regarding human rights. To understand the background of the fundamental human rights' problems in Cuba, an analysis of the 'constituting dichotomy' is included and discussed in relation to its represe...... representation in the film, 'Strawberry and Chocolate'. The further perspectives for human rights in Cuba in relation to other Developments in Latin America constitutes the last part....

  17. Cuba: Multidimensional numerical integration library

    Hahn, Thomas

    2016-08-01

    The Cuba library offers four independent routines for multidimensional numerical integration: Vegas, Suave, Divonne, and Cuhre. The four algorithms work by very different methods, and can integrate vector integrands and have very similar Fortran, C/C++, and Mathematica interfaces. Their invocation is very similar, making it easy to cross-check by substituting one method by another. For further safeguarding, the output is supplemented by a chi-square probability which quantifies the reliability of the error estimate.

  18. El envejecimiento poblacional en Cuba.

    Rosario Bernal Sánchez

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available En todo el mundo las poblaciones de los distintos países están envejeciendo, por tanto, la gente vive más tiempo y el número de personas adultas es cada vez mayor. Esto requiere de la toma de medidas con el fin de lograr mantener a estas personas vinculadas a la sociedad. Cuba teniendo en cuenta esta realidad se ha enfrascado en una serie de programas al respecto en lo cual Sancti Spíritus no se ha quedado detrás, llegando a cada rincón del país. Este trabajo presenta la investigación llevada a cabo de un estudio referativo sobre el envejecimiento poblacional en Cuba, cuyos objetivos son, profundizar en las diferentes aristas del tema así como valorar las dimensiones del mismo, para lo cual se emplearon métodos del nivel teórico y empírico. Entre los resultados obtenidos se encuentra diseño de un trabajo referativo que abarca doce dimensiones del envejecimiento poblacional en Cuba. La realización de este documento facilita el estudio del tema ya que permite profundizar en el contenido sobre Adulto Mayor visto como un sistema desde múltiples aristas.

  19. 31 CFR 515.420 - Travel to Cuba.

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Travel to Cuba. 515.420 Section 515....420 Travel to Cuba. The prohibition on dealing in property in which Cuba or a Cuban national has an...) also prohibits payment for air travel to Cuba on a third-country carrier unless the travel is...

  20. El envejecimiento poblacional en Cuba.

    Rosario Bernal Sánchez; Blanca R. Tejeda Ortiz

    2008-01-01

    En todo el mundo las poblaciones de los distintos países están envejeciendo, por tanto, la gente vive más tiempo y el número de personas adultas es cada vez mayor. Esto requiere de la toma de medidas con el fin de lograr mantener a estas personas vinculadas a la sociedad. Cuba teniendo en cuenta esta realidad se ha enfrascado en una serie de programas al respecto en lo cual Sancti Spíritus no se ha quedado detrás, llegando a cada rincón del país. Este trabajo presenta la investigación llevada...

  1. Cuba's oil crisis spells trouble for Castro

    This paper reports on Cuba's oil crisis which presents long term woes for the government of Fidel Castro but new opportunities for foreign petroleum investment. That's the main thesis of a study by East-West Center (EWC), Honolulu. Since the cutoff of subsidized oil supplies from the former Soviet Union at the first of the year, Cuba has endured a crippling loss of export revenues and draconian energy rationing measures at home. The Soviets had reduced oil supplies to Cuba since 1989 after decades of providing the Castro government with subsidized oil supplies. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev exempted Cuba from paying market prices for Soviet oil in 1991 while requiring that of Soviet trading partners in eastern Europe. With the collapse of Communism in the former U.S.S.R., however, oil supplies from that region are available to Cuba only at market prices and for hard currency. That has triggered a crisis in the Western Hemisphere's sole Communist regime as Cuba's gross special product - equivalent to GNP - fell by 5% in 1990 and a further 20% in 1991. The foreign exchange loss of $1.6 billion stemming from the loss of Soviet subsidized oil supplies exceeds that of total foreign exchange earnings from all other sources. If Cuba imports oil in 1989 volumes at current prices, its oil import tab alone will be $1.3 billion, EWC projects

  2. Through the looking glass on Cuba

    Jean Stubbs

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba. Antonio Carmona Báez. Sterling VA: Pluto Press, 2004. vii + 264 pp. (Paper US$ 29.95 La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami. Miguel A. de la Torre. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. xi + 181 pp. (Paper US$ 21.95 By Heart/De Memoria: Cuban Women’s Journeys in and out of Exile. María de los Angeles Torres (ed.. Philadelphia PA: Temple University Press, 2003. vii + 192 pp. (Paper US$ 19.95 Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society. Rafael Hernández. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003. vii + 145 pp. (Cloth US$ 24.95 In the politically charged world of scholarship on Cuba, it is salutary to comment in one review essay on four quite different volumes, each complementing the others. Three are single-authored, two on island Cuba (by Antonio Carmona Báez and Rafael Hernández and one on Miami (by Miguel A. de la Torre. All three draw on theory and concepts and are male-authored and place-centric (Cuba/Miami. The fourth (by María de los Angeles Torres is an edited collection of the personal testimonies of women seeking a place in between the hardened politics of Cuba and Miami.

  3. Cuba y su Medio Ambiente Marino

    Carrillo C., E.; Contreras, J

    1998-01-01

    Cuba y su archipìélago de islas y atolones representan el complejo de islas más grande del Caribe (110,860 km2). Los recursos marinos, que incluyen las tortugas de ese medio, son una fuente importante de alimento y comercio de exportación para la población casi estable de Cuba de 10.96 millones de habitantes (0.21%, tasa anual de incremento en 1994).

  4. Cuba: The Sleeping Caiman of the Caribbean

    Gámez Garcell, Tamila, 1974-

    2010-01-01

    Cuban society has for decades been characterized by its egalitarian policies. In recent years, Cuba has initated a process of privitization which has enabled capitalist initiatives in the country. This master thesis has the objective to analyze the general business environment prevalent in Cuba and find opportunities for possible investors in the Cuban market and ways of entry which are available at the moment. Qualitative research, (specifically a desk research) is the primary method use...

  5. Book review: The economic war against Cuba

    Wingrove, Paul

    2013-01-01

    "The Economic War Against Cuba." Salim Lamrani. Monthly Review Press. April 2013. --- Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than fifty years of American ...

  6. Cuba: A Short Critical Bibliographic Guide

    Basosi, Duccio

    An island with a population of approximately eleven million citizens, Cuba has been the topic of a huge amount of books and articles by scholars, politicians, artists, tourists and—why not?—foreign undercover agents. A random search in a well-known on-line bookshop gives some 118,000 results for the island's name. In brief, to present a selection of basic works on Cuba is a very harsh task that necessarily leads to difficult choices.

  7. Becoming a Chemist in Cuba

    Taft, Hessy L.

    2003-08-01

    Education in Cuba is a national priority. Overall, the population is skilled and motivated to use all available resources; furthermore teachers are dedicated and focused on their mission. This paper reports on information obtained as a result of visits to several secondary schools and three premier institutions of higher learning: the University of Havana, the Higher Polytechnic Institute "Jose Antonio Echevaria", and an Institute for Pedagogy. University tuition is free for all Cubans: students can not work for a salary during the typical five-year program of post-secondary study and instead serve as interns in government, industry, or schools. Experience working abroad is encouraged upon graduation. An overview of Cuban university admissions criteria, some specific programs of study, and placement of students in career jobs upon graduation is presented.

  8. National Program of Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy in Cuba

    It tries on the establishment of a Quality Assurance Nacional System, a Quality Assurance Committee implemented in Cuba, and a Quality Auditory National Program implemented in Cuba to control and assure radiotherapy quality

  9. HISTORICAL ECOTOXICOLOGICALASSESSMENT OF SAN JUAN ECOSYSTEM, SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA

    Argota, George

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Currently, the environmental decision-making related to watershed preservation is oriented under the precepts of an historical environmental assessment. The objective of this research was to conduct a historical ecotoxicological assessment of the San Juan de Santiago de Cuba ecosystem. This was considered a systematic environmental monitoring which ran from 2010 to 2013, made q?uarterly. Physicochemical parameters such as electrical conductivity, total alkalinity, total hardness, pH, total solids, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand were determined. All parameters of environmental risk prediction were performed using the GECOTOX program. The concentrations of Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd on three target organs (brain, gills and liver in the biomonitor adult Gambusia punctata (Poecilidae were analyzed. In this species, the effect of total protein and enzymatic activity of acetylcholinesterase as biomarkers were evaluated. In general, the parameters were outside the values set used by the Cuban quality standards. The GECOTOX program said that the waters of the San Juan ecosystem presented a high rate of risk. The highest concentrations of metals were determined in the gills, liver and brain, respectively. Biomarker values w? ere high, being higher for females. Finally, it was concluded that from one year to another all responses were ascending; thus, the San Juan ecosystem presented ecotoxicological effects in time.

  10. Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba

    Hernández, J.; Volpato, G.

    2004-01-01

    Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba. Traditional herbal mixtures in Eastern Cuba are investigated through interviews with 130 knowledgeable people and traditional healers of the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. One hundred seventy plant species and other products

  11. Astronomy TV outreach, CUBA experiences

    Alvarez, Oscar

    2015-08-01

    As professional astronomer and science communicator, I want to share my personal experience communicating Astronomy and general science principles in maybe, the most popular science outreach devoted TV program in Cuba. It is broadcasted nationwide in a prime time schedule every Sunday. The Science Popularization on TV, is in a Third World Country hard to do if you want to produce attractive materials for a broad audience. Budgets constraints in most of the cases and lack of the technical equipment required to produce first class visual materials conspire, against motivation and creativity of local scientists and media professionals. A way to show the advance of the national scientific community in Science fields and connecting them in a friendly relation with a broad majority of the people, is to combine the wisdom and knowledge of the local scientists together with the most spectacular TV production of the first world countries. Commenting, analyzing and conveying the hard science into the public debate of the common citizens. Here is shown a way to convey cutting edge science to the general public, using limited resources to produce imaginative television productions, highlighting the development, knowledge and wisdom of the local scientists.

  12. Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza

    Gail Reed

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El Comité Editorial de MediSur agradece a Gail Reed, editora de Medicc Review la autorización expresa, para reproducir el artículo titulado “Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza”. Este trabajo resume el esfuerzo realizado por todos los organismos en Cuba y en especial el Ministerio de Salud Pública en la lucha para disminuir los efectos de la influenza H1N1 en la población. El artículo original se puede encontrar en: Reed G. Faceoff: Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza. MEDICC Review. 2010; 12(1:6-12. Disponible en: http://www.medicc.org/mediccreview/index.php?issue=11

  13. A Perspective on Physics in Cuba

    Handy, Carlos R.

    The author is Cuban by birth: the son of an Afro-Cuban mother and an Afro-American father. He spent the first 8 years of his life attending schools in Havana and New York City. He left Cuba in 1958 so as to gain a more uninterrupted educational experience. This led to his PhD in theoretical physics from Columbia University in 1978, followed by a post-doctoral appointment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He returned to Cuba in 1980 as a member of an academic tour organized by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. This provided an introduction to various government-run scientific facilities in Havana and the easternmost city of "Santiago de Cuba" in the province of Oriente.

  14. Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza

    Gail Reed

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El Comité Editorial de MediSur agradece a Gail Reed, editora de Medicc Review la autorización expresa, para reproducir el artículo titulado “Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza”. Este trabajo resume el esfuerzo realizado por todos los organismos en Cuba y en especial el Ministerio de Salud Pública en la lucha para disminuir los efectos de la influenza H1N1 en la población. El artículo original se puede encontrar en: Reed G. Faceoff: Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza. MEDICC Review. 2010; 12(1:6-12. Disponible en: http://www.medicc.org/mediccreview/index.php?issue=11

  15. Spain and Cuba: A very Special Relationship?

    Joaquín Roy

    1995-11-01

    Full Text Available In spite of political changes than include the rise and fall of the Franco regime, the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and the restoration of democracy in Spain, historical links have had and still have an influence on the continuation of a very specialrelationship between Spain and Cuba since the Spanish Civil War.Spain not only did not brake its diplomatic relation Cuba, but during the harshest periods of international isolation and ideological confrontation Madrid still became the primary economic partner of Havana in the capitalist world. Under the PSOE leadership, Spain's role in the pre-transition in Cuba, via aid and cooperation programs,impressive trade figures, and investment, has produced polemical debates with the opposition including threats of termination of aid in the event of a PP victory in the coming elections of March 1996.Spain's foreign policy toward Latin America has experienced an evolution from a policy of substitution and legitimation, to one of pressure. In the case of Cuba, justification for increased trade, aid, and political agreements seems to based on a more traditionalhistorical obligation, plus the added feature of doing fast business. However, the absence of clear accomplishments in the political arena have created a climate of frustration in Spanish diplomatic circles, which has resulted in leaks to the press and resignations.This added to the frequent verbal confrontations and discussions on the U.S. economic embargo, has converted the Cuban topic from a foreign issue to an "internal matter" of Spain. Finally, in spite of the active pressure that Spanish government has applied in Brussels during the second semester of 1995 as president of the European Union,the project of an agreement with Cuba received a delay when political liberalization did not meet European expectations.Only when the final stage of true political and economic transition takes place in Cuba, will the proper evaluation of Spain's role in

  16. International petroleum agreements : Republic of Cuba

    Foreign investment in the oil and gas sector has had a profound impact on the development of crude oil production in Cuba. In 1982, in order to encourage economic development, the Cuban government adopted a form of Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for international petroleum agreements. In 1990, the first PSC was negotiated with a consortium of European companies. This was followed in 1992 through 1994 with companies from Canada, Europe and Latin America. Then in 1995, a more comprehensive foreign investment law was enacted to further encourage foreign investment in Cuba. Onshore and shallow water regions of Cuba were divided into 45 blocks, 19 of which were under licence in 2001. In addition, in 1999 the government of Cuba offered 53 blocks in the deep water zones of the Cuban sector of the Gulf of Mexico to foreign investment, of which 6 are already under licence. Most exploration for oil and gas since 1991 has been carried out by foreign companies. Crude oil production in 1991 totalled 11,000 bopd of heavy oil production from the north coast of Cuba. By 2001, domestic crude oil production increased to more than 50,000 bopd, mostly due to foreign investment in exploration and development. This paper described the model form for Cuban Production Sharing Contracts with reference to parties, rights granted, terms, relinquishments, minimum exploration commitments, discovery of hydrocarbons and recovery of petroleum operation expenses. The paper also discussed gross production, cost recovery for contractors, and sharing of profits with contractors and the state oil company, CubaPetroleo. 1 fig

  17. The history of physics in Cuba

    Renn, Jürgen; Wendt, Helge

    2014-01-01

    This book brings together a broad spectrum of authors, both from inside and from outside Cuba, who describe the development of Cuba's scientific system from the colonial period to the present. It is a unique documentation of the self-organizing power of a local scientific community engaged in scientific research on an international level. The first part includes several contributions that reconstruct the different stages of the history of physics in Cuba, from its beginnings in the late colonial era to the present. The second part comprises testimonies of Cuban physicists, who offer lively insights from the perspective of the actors themselves. The third part presents a series of testimonies by foreign physicists, some of whom were directly involved in developing Cuban physics, in particular in the development of teaching and research activities in the early years of the Escuela de Física. The fourth part of the volume deals with some of the issues surrounding the publishing of scientific research in Cuba. C...

  18. Protecting the Marine Environment in Cuba

    The Cienfuegos Environmental Studies Centre (CEAC) in Cuba is a marine environmental research centre with expertise in nuclear and isotopic technologies. Cuba’s food security, transportation and tourism depend upon a healthy marine environment. CEAC scientists master resource challenges to produce the validated data needed for better environmental management

  19. Cuba shows jump in HIV positives.

    Cuba experienced a substantial increase in the number of HIV cases in 1996 due primarily to a growth of foreign tourism and an increase in prostitution, health officials said. The Juventud Rebelde newspaper said that since HIV/AIDS testing began in 1985, government-run hospitals and clinics have detected 1609 HIV-positive cases. In 1995 the total was reported at 1196, meaning that 413 new cases were detected in 1996. This compared with only 97 new cases reported during 1995. HIV infection among the island's 11 million inhabitants has remained relatively low due to a massive testing program and a public health infrastructure that provides universal and free medical treatment. Cuba was a pioneer in the use of interferon on those testing HIV-positive. Cuba produces its own interferon, which prolongs the life expectancy of patients, and also reagents for AIDS testing. There are special sanitariums for AIDS patients in most of Cuba's 12 provinces. Cuban adults who test HIV-positive are required to enter the sanitarium in a policy reminiscent of the way tuberculosis patients were tested in the US earlier in this century. Officials said the isolation of patients in sanitariums has been somewhat relaxed over past years by introducing greater flexibility in allowing persons who are considered reliable to live at home or make prolonged visits. PMID:12292465

  20. Reflections on Educational Reform in Cuba.

    Lindahl, Ronald A.

    1998-01-01

    Reviews Cuban educational reforms, highlighting 1959, 1976, and 1980s initiatives. Compares Cuba's progress with John Kotter's eight-step process based on establishing a sense of urgency, creating a guiding coalition, developing and communicating the change vision, empowering broad-based action, generating short-term wins, consolidating gains, and…

  1. El movimiento del Software Libre en Cuba

    Héctor Rodríguez Figueredo; Alain Guerrero Enamorado; Allan Pierra Fuentes; Sergio E. Tamayo Bermúdez

    2011-01-01

    Se describe el movimiento de Software Libre y estándares abiertos de software en Cuba, su surgimiento y evolución hasta la fecha. Se analiza además la necesidad de incorporarlo en el proceso de informatización de la sociedad cubana y lo que ha venido haciéndose en ese sentido.

  2. 15 CFR 746.2 - Cuba.

    2010-01-01

    ... in 31 CFR part 515. OFAC's Terrorism List Government Sanctions Regulations in 31 CFR part 596... of international terrorism. For anti-terrorism controls, see Supplement 2 to part 742 of the EAR. (d... § 746.2 Cuba. (a) License requirements. As authorized by section 6 of the Export Administration Act...

  3. The normalization of sexual diversity in revolutionary Cuba

    Kirk, Emily J.

    2015-01-01

    Cuba, once understood to be a highly homophobic country, has been lauded internationally for its attention to sexual diversity rights since 2008. This Thesis examines and analyzes the development of the normalization of attitudes towards sexual diversity in revolutionary Cuba. This includes the evolution of homophobia in Cuba, the Federation of Cuban Women’s development of sexual education, the establishment of the Nation Centre for Sexual Education (CENESEX), and how these elements engage wi...

  4. Cuba and Russia trips enhance geography courses

    Virginia Tech News

    2004-01-01

    No sooner is geography professor Joseph L. Scarpaci back on campus after leading the largest faculty-led study abroad course in the history of Virginia Tech last month than he is already planning another class tour. He took a record-breaking 112 students to Cuba for his urban design and planning class (Geography 4984) and will offer the class again from May 23 to June 7.

  5. Nuclear cardiology in Cuba present and perspectives

    Heart Diseases represent the first cause of death worldwide (WHO, 2011); 80% of these deaths in developing countries (WHO, 2011); Coronary Heart Disease is responsible of 69% of all cardiovascular deaths. In Cuba, National programs have been developed to control the most important associated coronary risk factors; Research projects have been also carried out as part of the Ministry of Public Health’s program on non-transmissible chronic diseases; Strengthening of Nuclear Cardiology in Cuba, as well as its adequate integration in a diagnosis algorithm, focusing on improving the quality of medical care, in accordance with the principles of evidence-based medicine. Recommendations: Extend Nuclear Cardiology throughout the country; Conduct cost-effectiveness studies comparing different imaging techniques in cardiology; Develop coronary flow and metabolic studies with PET; Introducing studying adrenergic innervation; Develop hybrid imaging in cardiology; Set up committees of experts to analyze the value of different imaging techniques in cardiology in accordance with the possibilities and resources of Cuba, aimed at the implementation of a medicine individualized for patients. (author)

  6. Drinking water in Cuba and seawater desalination

    The lack of drinking water has become a problem at world level because, in many places, supplies are very limited and, in other places, their reserves have been drained. At the present time there are estimated to be around two thousand million people that don't have drinking water for several reasons, such as drought, contamination and the presence of saline waters not suitable for human consumption. Because of the human need for water, they have always taken residence in areas where the supply was guaranteed, sometimes impeding the exploitation of other areas that can be economically very interesting. However, this resource is usually very close and in abundance in the form of seawater but its salinity makes it unusable for many basic requirements. Humanity has been forced, therefore, to take into consideration the possibilities of the economic treatment of seawater. Cuba has regions where the supplies of drinking water are scarce and others where the lack of this resource limits economic exploitation. The present work is approached with regard to the situation of hydro resources in Cuba, it includes: a description of the main hydrographic basins of the country; the contamination levels of the waters and the measures for mitigation; analysis of the supplies and demand for drinking water and its quality; regulatory aspects. The state of seawater desalination in Cuba is also included and the possibility of its realisation using nuclear energy and the advantages that this would bring is evaluated. (author)

  7. Cuba y la OEA: cambio y continuidad

    Arturo LÓPEZ LEVY

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta de la OEA proclamó la norma de gobernabilidad democrática que validó la importancia de la democracia representativa como central a la paz y estabilidad del hemisferio occidental. Aunque ese compromiso normativo tuvo sentido en la era de la política del buen vecino, el multilateralismo y la no intervención, el abandono por Estados Unidos de esos principios desde la administración Eisenhower debilitó la norma y creó una crisis de legitimidad en la OEA a raíz de los casos de Guatemala en 1954 y Cuba en 1962. La aprobación de la Resolución VI en la reunión de cancilleres de 1962, excluyendo a Cuba de la OEA debido a la ideología marxista de su gobierno fue un caso de institucionalización contraproducente de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática. Este artículo explora el ciclo de retroceso y renovación de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática a través del examen del tratamiento de Cuba en la OEA desde 1962 hasta la Asamblea General n.° 39 de la OEA en San Pedro Sula en junio de 2009.

  8. CUBA Y LA OEA: CAMBIO Y CONTINUIDAD

    Arturo LÓPEZ LEVY

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta de la OEA proclamó la norma de gobernabilidad democrática que validó la importancia de la democracia representativa como central a la paz y estabilidad del hemisferiooccidental. Aunque ese compromiso normativo tuvo sentido en la era de la política del buen vecino, el multilateralismo y la no intervención, el abandono por Estados Unidos de esos principios desde la administración Eisenhower debilitó la norma y creó una crisis de legitimidad en la OEA a raíz de los casos de Guatemala en 1954 y Cuba en 1962. La aprobación de la Resolución VI en la reunión de cancilleres de 1962, excluyendo a Cuba de la OEA debido a la ideología marxista de su gobierno fue un caso de institucionalización contraproducente de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática. Este artículo explora el ciclo de retroceso y renovación de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática a través del examen del tratamiento de Cuba en la OEA desde 1962 hasta la Asamblea General n.° 39 de la OEA en San Pedro Sula en junio de 2009.

  9. Physics in Cuba from the Perspective of Bibliometrics

    Marx, Werner; Cardona, Manuel

    We present a bibliometric analysis of the development of the physical sciences in Cuba since the revolution of 1959. We analyze, using available databases (Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators, INSPEC), the development of the output (number of publications of authors based in Cuba) and of their impact (number of citations) from 1959 until now. We discuss the productivity of Cuba in comparison to the Latin American sister republics and the collaborative efforts between Cuba and highly developed countries. The most important areas of scientific activity within the field of physics, the preferred journals and the leading affiliations are identified. The most frequently cited Cuban physics publications are given. Finally, the overall scientific ranking of Cuba among the world nations is investigated.

  10. Theological Higher Education in Cuba. Part 4: The Historical Roots and Milestones of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Theological Seminary

    Esqueda, Octavio J.

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an overview of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Theological Seminary. The seminary was founded in the city of Santiago de Cuba, on October 10, 1949, by the Eastern Baptist Convention. The seminary exists to provide training for pastors in the Eastern Baptist Convention. The school offers a four-year program leading to a bachelor in…

  11. Nuclear law in Cuba. Utopia or reality

    The present article is a summary review of the legal basis for the use of nuclear energy in Cuba. Background, historical evolution and the current concept of the Cuban legislation are approached by illustrating the reader on a topic that is practically unknown, in spite of its daily presence in places such as hospitals, factories or airports. The awareness, perception and acceptance of nuclear energy applications consequently should have an impact on the ignorance of their legal edges, the issue we approached presenting a group of weighing elements, in pursue of the answer. Utopia or Reality

  12. Nuevos registros de clorofitas marinas para Cuba

    A. Moreira; Fujii, M.T.; Suárez, A. M.; Wynne, M.J.

    2013-01-01

    A partir de muestras colectadas en la bahía de Cienfuegos y de Santa Lucía (Pinar del Río), se identificaron dos nuevos registros de macroalgas marinas (clorofitas) para Cuba: Cladophora blomquistii C. Hoek y Udotea fibrosa D. S. Littler & M. M. Littler. C. blomquistii se registra por primera vez para la región del Caribe ya que se había consignado solo para lagunas costeras de la Florida, y la parte noreste del golfo de México. Se ofrecen además comentarios sobre la taxonomía, ...

  13. An overview of genetic counseling in Cuba.

    Cruz, Araceli Lantigua

    2013-12-01

    This brief report provides an overview of the history and current status of genetic services in Cuba. In 1971, the University of Medical Sciences of Havana began to train doctors in medical genetics according to the medicine development plan in Cuba. With the aim of introducing genetic services to the population, two main issues were identified: the impact of neural tube defects as a cause of infantile mortality, and a founder effect resulting in a high frequency of sickle cell anemia, which increased the mortality rate and impacted the quality of peoples' lives. The impact of consanguinity is variable; it depends on the isolation of the population, with rates of 1 to 11% in different regions for first and second cousin marriages. From 1981, the services of medical genetics began to expand to the entire country, according to a government directive, and the need to design a program for the specialty became evident. From 1995 to 2000, two Masters-level programs were designed by professors of the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, and authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education. One program in medical genetics was designed for physicians with other specialties, and the second program was designed to train professionals to become genetic counselors. The majority of graduates from the latter program are working at the primary level of healthcare. PMID:23934326

  14. Oil and gas exploration in Cuba

    Echevarria-Rodriguez, G.; Hernandez-Perez, G.; Lopez-Quintero, J.O.; Lopez-Rivera, J.G.; Rodriguez-Hernandez, R.; Sanchez-Arango, J.R.; Socorro-Trujillo, R.; Tenreyro-Perez, R.; Yparraguirre-Pena, J.L. (Union Del Petroleo, Havana (Cuba))

    1991-07-01

    Oil and gas exploration in Cuba began with the discovery of the Motembo oilfield in 1881, and some 25 oilfields have subsequently been discovered, the largest of which are Boca de Jaruco and Varadero. Two oil-bearing provinces are known: the Northern Cuban Province, which includes the overthrust belt; and the Southern Cuban Province, to the south of the overthrust belt, which includes a number of Cretaceous-Tertiary basins. Rocks in the overthrust belt are intensely faulted and folded, with folds trending NE in western Cuba and NW elsewhere on the island. The Northern Cuban Province is about 1,000-kms long and 80- to 100-kms wide; sediments here are generally 10- to 12-kms thick. Seven overthrust surfaces have been identified by drilling, and correspond to different oil zones; thus, oilfields are characteristically located within different tectonic-stratigraphic units. The Southern Cuban Province covers an area of about 60,000 sq. kms, and is composed of several basins, whose development was different from those to the north. Oil has been located in the Central Basin, where oilfields are present in positive structures, but not so far in any other basins here, although surface and subsurface oil steeps are common in this area. (author)

  15. La guerra de 1895 en Cuba y sus consecuencias

    Tarragó, Rafael E.

    2009-01-01

    On 24 February 1895 most people in Cuba did not want a war of independence, because reforms for the island had been approved by the Madrid parliament. The reaction to the insurrection begun in Cuba on that date by the Spanish government of Antonio Cánovas del Castillo was to treat all Cubans as rebels. In 1896 Cánovas sent general Weyler to Cuba, and by the end of 1897 he had stopped the advances of the insurrectionists, but the forced removal of the rural population into urban settlements th...

  16. Biothechnology conferences held in Cuba. Cuba no biotechnology gakkai ni sankashite

    Murata, M. (Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Tokyo, (Japan))

    1990-04-25

    Three biotechnology conferences including Cuba International Interferon Conference were held at Havana in April 1989, and the author participated in them. The number of participants was about 3,000. Most of them were from the Middle and the Central America, but there were also those from Europe, the USSR and the USA. The three conferences were composed of 16 symposiums and they covered a wide range of field such as medical science, agriculture and industry. High leveled reports were read in the conferences: on the application of interferons to medical treatments, curing effects of infections caused by herpes virus and B type hepatitis virus, anti-tumor effects, and anti-virus effects against AIDS virus; on the production of protein and vaccini by gene engineering, large quantity production of interleukin and epithelium cell multiplication genes. Especially impressing were the efforts the whole nation of Cuba makes to promote biotechnology and its modern facilities. 3 figs.

  17. Multi-scale landslide risk assessment in Cuba

    Castellanos Abella, E.A.

    2008-01-01

    Landslides cause a considerable amount of damage in the mountainous regions of Cuba, which cover about 25% of the territory. Until now, only a limited amount of research has been carried out in the field of landslide risk assessment in the country. This research presents a methodology and its implementation for spatial landslide risk assessment in Cuba, using a multi-scale approach at national, provincial, municipal and local level. At the national level a landslide risk index was generated, ...

  18. Development of a system for landslide risk assessment for Cuba

    Castellanos Abella, E.A.; Westen, C. J. van

    2005-01-01

    In many developing countries, such as Cuba, landslide-affected areas are not systematically mapped in a national inventory and no “regional to local” approach for landslide hazard and risk assessment has been carried out so far. Most of the conventional landslide studies in Cuba are qualitative in nature and focus on description of phenomena or on landslide susceptibility assessment. Moreover, most of the quantitative landslides risk assessment methodologies that have been developed elsewhere...

  19. Climate vulnerability in Cuba. The role of social networks

    Sygna, L.

    2005-10-01

    The case of Cuba offers a unique opportunity to investigate the dynamics of climate vulnerability. This paper takes a closer look at recent economic and social developments in Cuba, and how these affect patterns of vulnerability. Faced with the ongoing processes of climate change and economic globalization, Cuban households are carefully trying to sustain livelihood. Findings suggest that social networks are important as means of accessing coping strategies. Their access is on the other hand not equally distributed.

  20. Santiago de Cuba : la modernización postergada

    Fleitas Monnar, María Teresa

    1995-01-01

    La autora expone las limitaciones que ocasiona la guerra de independencia de 1868-1878 en el progreso cubano de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba. El paso creciente de mediados del siglo XIX hacia la modernización fue paralizado y, por el contrario, Santiago de Cuba mostraría una imagen decadente. La voluntad civilizadora quedó latiente, pero sería postergada a décadas interbélicas.

  1. Disaster management and multihazard risk assessment in Cuba

    Castellanos Abella, E.A.

    2008-01-01

    The success, statistically proved, of the civil defense system in Cuba have been justified differently worldwide. While some experts relate this fact to the social welfare others debate about the forced evacuation. Beside, the long term development of disaster reduction in the country is commonly forgotten by many disaster experts. This paper presents a pragmatic analysis of the evolution of the civil defense system in Cuba and the key factors for their success. The analysis of the system sta...

  2. Climate vulnerability in Cuba. The role of social networks

    The case of Cuba offers a unique opportunity to investigate the dynamics of climate vulnerability. This paper takes a closer look at recent economic and social developments in Cuba, and how these affect patterns of vulnerability. Faced with the ongoing processes of climate change and economic globalization, Cuban households are carefully trying to sustain livelihood. Findings suggest that social networks are important as means of accessing coping strategies. Their access is on the other hand not equally distributed

  3. Radiological monitoring of food in Cuba

    The appearing of the problem for protecting the environment from radioactive contamination is not an accidental matter. The introduction into the earth crust of radioactive material coming from nuclear weapons, accidents, wastes, etc, has caused, as a consequence, the contamination of the biosphere. The extensive trade of food in our country has made necessary the establishment of radiological monitoring in food, which was organized by the Department of Public Health. The structure, functions, characteristics and aspects related to radiological monitoring of food in Cuba are shown in the present paper. The organization and resources for performing the monitoring program, both for normal conditions and for nuclear and/or radiological emergency cases, are detailed. (author). 12 refs., 2 figs

  4. Cuba [Energy indicators for sustainable development

    The ISED framework methodology is an appropriate tool for analysing different energy policies, with respect to their social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions. The lack of certain data prevented a complete analysis of all the implemented energy policies in Cuba at the necessary level of detail. Nevertheless, with collected data, analyses were performed with acceptable results. The use of the ISED framework methodology contributed significantly to enhancing Cuba's statistical capabilities. It was possible to introduce appropriate changes into the national statistical system within a short period of time. Three new surveys were introduced into the system, and capabilities were enhanced to make the national statistics system compatible with international standards for the first time. Fuel import dependence decreased by rising domestic crude oil and associated gas production, but this dependence could be further lowered if the sugarcane sector recovered from its depressing trend. Nevertheless, the use of associated gas for electricity generation eliminated contamination by sulphur emissions in a major tourism area, and contributed to the enhanced efficiency of electricity generation with the introduction of new technology (i.e., combined cycle units). Increased domestic crude oil and associated gas production provided fuel for the generation of 93% of the electricity produced in the country in 2003. The potential for renewable energy has not been fully realized, since the principal sources from which it is obtained (i.e., biomass, and especially sugarcane biomass) faced considerable constraints - low prices in the international market, lack of funds and fertilizers required for better performance in production, etc. Nevertheless, electrification with PV systems, hydro and wind power have had an important social impact for major social entities (e.g., schools, hospital, etc.). A new programme for the exploitation of reservoirs and 'run of river

  5. La guerra de 1895 en Cuba y sus consecuencias

    Tarragó, Rafael E.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available On 24 February 1895 most people in Cuba did not want a war of independence, because reforms for the island had been approved by the Madrid parliament. The reaction to the insurrection begun in Cuba on that date by the Spanish government of Antonio Cánovas del Castillo was to treat all Cubans as rebels. In 1896 Cánovas sent general Weyler to Cuba, and by the end of 1897 he had stopped the advances of the insurrectionists, but the forced removal of the rural population into urban settlements that he decreed in order to prevent their assistance to the insurgents, led to thousands of deaths by hunger and disease, and in the United States public opinion began to clamor for intervention in Cuba to expel Spain, and this was advised by people like the Consul General in Havana, Fitzhugh Lee. The war begun in 1895 for the independence of Cuba had as consecuences the war of the United States with Spain in 1898 and its transformation into a world power with the colonies that it took from Spain in Asia and America.El 24 de febrero de 1895 la mayor parte de los habitantes de Cuba no deseaba una guerra de independencia, porque se acababa de votar en el parlamento de Madrid por reformas liberalizantes para la isla. La reacción del gobierno de Antonio Cánovas del Castillo a la insurrección iniciada en Cuba en esa fecha fue no implementar las reformas y tratar a todos los cubanos como insurrectos. En 1896 Cánovas envió al general Weyler a Cuba, quien logró frenar el avance de los insurrectos, pero la reconcentración de los campesinos en centros urbanos que este decretó para privar de su apoyo a los insurrectos causó miles de muertes por hambre y enfermedad y en los Estados Unidos la opinión pública comenzó a favorecer la intervención en Cuba, acción aconsejada por expansionistas como el Cónsul General de los Estados Unidos en La Habana, Fitzhugh Lee. La guerra comenzada en 1895 para la independencia de Cuba tuvo como consecuencias la guerra de

  6. Sistema de vigilancia de las infecciones intrahospitalarias en Cuba Intrahospital infection surveillance system in Cuba

    Francisco Manuel Izquierdo-Cubas; Andrés Zambrano Cárdenas; Ileana Frómeta Suárez

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: destacar la importancia de la vigilancia y control de las infecciones intrahospitalarias. DESARROLLO: se expuso los antecedentes de los sistemas de vigilancia epidemiológica en el mundo, las características de los principales diseños y se describió el sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica en Cuba que comenzando en 1983, recogía datos de todos los hospitales de más de 100 camas. Se expusieron otros aspectos como actualizaciones, metodología, definiciones, objetivos, premisas y propues...

  7. Reemergence of dengue in Cuba: a 1997 epidemic in Santiago de Cuba.

    Kourí, G; Guzmán, M. G.; Valdés, L.; Carbonel, I.; del Rosario, D.; Vazquez, S; Laferté, J.; Delgado, J.; Cabrera, M. V.

    1998-01-01

    After 15 years of absence, dengue reemerged in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba because of increasing migration to the area by people from disease-endemic regions, a high level of vector infestation, and the breakdown of eradication measures. The 1997 epidemic was detected early through an active surveillance system. Of 2,946 laboratory-confirmed cases, 205 were dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 12 were fatal. No deaths were reported in persons under 16 years of age. Now the epidemic is fully...

  8. Nuclear safety. Concerns about the nuclear power reactors in Cuba

    In 1976, the Soviet Union and Cuba concluded an agreement to construct two 440-megawatt nuclear power reactors near Cienfuegos on the south central coast of Cuba, about 180 miles south of Key West, Florida. The construction of these reactors, which began around 1983, was a high priority for Cuba because of its heavy dependence on imported oil. Cuba is estimated to need an electrical generation capacity of 3,000 megawatts by the end of the decade. When completed, the first reactor unit would provide a significant percentage (estimated at over 15 percent) of Cuba's need for electricity. It is uncertain when Cuba's nuclear power reactors will become operational. On September 5, 1992, Fidel Castro announced the suspension of construction at both of Cuba's reactors because Cuba could not meet the financial terms set by the Russian government to complete the reactors. Cuban officials had initially planned to start up the first of the two nuclear reactors by the end of 1993. However, before the September 5 announcement, it was estimated that this reactor would not be operational until late 1995 or early 1996. The civil construction (such as floors and walls) of the first reactor is currently estimated to be about 90 percent to 97 percent complete, but only about 37 percent of the reactor equipment (such as pipes, pumps, and motors) has been installed. The civil construction of the second reactor is about 20 percent to 30 percent complete. No information was available about the status of equipment for the second reactor. According to former Cuban nuclear power and electrical engineers and a technician, all of whom worked at the reactor site and have recently emigrated from Cuba, Cuba's nuclear power program suffers from poor construction practices and inadequate training for future reactor operators. One former official has alleged, for example, that the first reactor containment structure, which is designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material into

  9. Orienete Province, eastern end of Cuba as seen from Gemini 7 spacecraft

    1965-01-01

    Oriente Province, eastern end of Cuba is photographed by Astronaut Frank Borman and James A. Lovell during the 14th revolution of the Gemini 7 mission. Guantanamo Bay is in the center of picture on southern coast of Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is located about one inch from the bottom edge of the picture, or about three inches westward down the coast from Guantanamo.

  10. La batalla contra el racismo en la Cuba de hoy

    Fernández Robaina, Tomás

    2014-01-01

    En el artículo se reflexiona en torno a la problemática del racismo en Cuba en las últimas décadas y se presenta cuestiones capitales en el debate sobre la integración de las identidades raciales en Cuba. Desde un punto de vista antropológico, Fernández Robaina repasa las cuestiones sociales que ejemplifican la compleja integración racial en la historia de la Isla para relacionarla con las actuaciones políticas que se llevan a término en los últimos años, no solo en Cuba, sino también en otro...

  11. Controlling AIDS in Cuba. The logic of quarantine.

    Bayer, R; Healton, C

    1989-04-13

    Cuba has initiated a program to control Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that is designed to limit the spread of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by implementing compulsory elements of the public health tradition. Widespread screening for HIV infection began 3 years ago, and persons identified as infected have been sent to a sanatorium located in a Havana suburb. The program also reflects concern over the marked increase in prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases. Educational effects in Cuba stress that AIDS is not a disease exclusively of homosexuals and can affect any individual. Condoms are recommended for protection. In contrast to virtually every other nation, Cuba has not made education the key focus of its anti-AIDS strategy. Education is relegated to a marginal role. Key to the policy is identifying infected individuals and bringing them under medical control. Cuba's HIV surveillance program has been carried out with use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blot assay, and antigen tests that have been developed domestically. The director of the Cuban AIDS Investigations Laboratory reports that nearly 3 million Cubans have been tested. It is estimated that among the 7 low-infection groups tested in Cuba, between 21 and 53 persons may have been inaccurately considered positive as a result of testing. Cuban authorities have expressed much interest in obtaining commercially available HIV screening kits -- both ELISA and Western blot assays -- as a standard against which to measure their own test. Despite the inevitability of continued viral transmission, Cuba's policy of a modified quarantine certainly will limit the toll of HIV infection markedly yet comes at a great price. For other nations, the imperatives of prevention, however important, are not the only values to be considered in the battle against AIDS. PMID:2927477

  12. Intelectualidad criolla y nación en Cuba

    Luis Miguel GARCÍA MORA

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se analizan las interacciones entre las posiciones intelectuales de los autonomistas cubanos y su idea de la nacionalidad, y la utilización que de la "raza" hicieron los científicos criollos. En una primera parte, se estudian los debates en torno a los pobladores "ideales" con los que constituir una nación moderna y "civilizada", que alejara de Cuba el fantasma de la "africanización". La segunda parte del trabajo se centra en el análisis de la publicación cultural más importante del momento, como fue la Revista de Cuba (1877-1884. Una publicación al servicio de una ciencia criolla, en la que se expuso el concepto de nacionalidad y el proyecto político de los autonomistas, compartido por la mayoría de los científicos cubanos. Palabras Clave: Cuba, ciencia criolla, autonomismo, intelectuales, nacionalidad. ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the interactions between the Cuban Autonomists, their intellectual positions and their ideas about "nationality", and the use of the concept of "race" made by the Criollo scientists. The first part studies debates on the "ideal" settlers for the forming of a modern and "civilized" nation, which would remove the spectre of "Africanization" from Cuba. The second part of this work is focused on the analysis of the most important cultural review of the time, the Revista de Cuba (1877-1884. It was in this publi- cation —which acted as the voice of Criollo science— that the concept of nationality and the political project of the Autonomists, which was shared by most of the Cuban scientists, was expressed. Key words: Cuba, Criollo Science, Autonomism, Intellectuals, Nationality.

  13. A New Approach to Health Services and Pharmacy in Cuba.

    Sánchez, Alina M

    2015-12-01

    In December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama surprised the world by announcing his intention to enter into negotiations aimed at reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, expectations and interest regarding the health system of that country have increased. This report focuses on the Cuban health and pharmacy systems from a practical and educational standpoint. Pharmaceutical services, strengths, opportunities, and challenges are described. Cuba's new trends toward patient-centered care are analyzed to provide insights for developing pharmaceutical care practice and implementing policies suitable for practice in all health care settings. PMID:26684551

  14. Nueva especie de Loxostethus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperini) para Cuba

    Garrido, Orlando H.; Gutierrez, Esteban

    2010-01-01

    El género Loxostethus fue descrito por Triplehorn (1962), describiendo las especies fasciatus y opacifrons para Cuba, jamaicensis para Jamaica, y unicolor para Puerto Rico. Todas fueron halladas en hongos, y si bien no han sido reportadas de la Isla de Santo Domingo no es de extrañar que eventualmente aparezcan. Zayas (1989) describió L. quadrimaculata para Trinidad, Cuba-sin embargo, esta última especie cae dentro de la variación individual de L. fasciatus de acuerdo a la descripción de Trip...

  15. Christmas, Natal, Navidad in Cuba, Mexico, and Portugal.

    Fontes, Maria Joao, Ed.; Fontes, Manuel da Costa, Ed.

    This material is a compilation of junior high school student-developed stories and games about the way Christmas is celebrated in Portugal, Mexico, and Cuba. The material was developed in the classroom by Portuguese, Mexican, and Cuban immigrant students and by American students who do not have a recent immigrant background, all of whom were…

  16. Fifty years of Cuba's medical diplomacy: from idealism to pragmatism.

    Feinsilver, Julie M

    2010-01-01

    Medical diplomacy, the collaboration between countries to simultaneously produce health benefits and improve relations, has been a cornerstone of Cuban foreign policy since the outset of the revolution fifty years ago. It has helped Cuba garner symbolic capital (goodwill, influence, and prestige) well beyond what would have been possible for a small, developing country, and it has contributed to making Cuba a player on the world stage. In recent years, medical diplomacy has been instrumental in providing considerable material capital (aid, credit, and trade), as the oil-for-doctors deals with Venezuela demonstrates. This has helped keep the revolution afloat in trying economic times. What began as the implementation of the one of the core values of the revolution, namely health as a basic human right for all peoples, has continued as both an idealistic and a pragmatic pursuit. This article examines the factors that enabled Cuba to conduct medical diplomacy over the past fifty years, the rationale behind the conduct of this type of soft power politics, the results of that effort, and the mix of idealism and pragmatism that has characterized the experience. Moreover, it presents a typology of medical diplomacy that Cuba has used over the past fifty years. PMID:21506308

  17. Economic evaluation of seawater desalination in Cuba using DEEP

    Full text: DEEP is a Desalination Economic Evaluation Programme developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The version 3 of DEEP (DEEP-3.0) was acquired and implemented in the country as a result of the cooperation between the IAEA and Cuba. The above-mentioned programme has been used in the national project 'Feasibility of seawater desalination in Cuba', which will be implemented in the 2005 - 2007 triennium. This project is aimed at analyzing different technologies of seawater desalination so as to determine the most feasible technology for Cuba from the technical and economic viewpoints. DEEP was used in the economic evaluation of different desalination plants with reverse osmosis (RO) technology. Real data obtained from the RO plant performance such as required capacity, modular unit size, seawater pump efficiency, feed salinity, and design flux as well as data of the RO plant costs was used. The selected energy source was grid electricity (stand-alone RO). The results obtained from the modeling of the desalination plant located at the Cayo Largo Island (at the Southern portion of Cuba) are shown. The RO plant, which uses Italian technology, has a capacity of 1000 m3/day. The paper presents the results of the sensitivity analyses by changing the interest rate, total capacity of the desalination plant, feed salinity, feed temperature and purchased electricity cost. (author)

  18. Ciencia y coleccionismo en Cuba en el siglo XIX

    Valero González, Mercedes

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article a panoramic is exposed about museums and cabinets which existed in Cuba during the nineteenth century, describing functions and characteristics as well as the causes that made some of them disappear. It is also shown the continuity, asumed by the scientific collection over since major nationalized-institute in the nineteenth century. It is likewise intended to give a general and complete chronology about the development of museum in Cuba, taking into account the lasting-long or not of such institute. The authors regret the work shortege that considers the subject and total absence from the comparative standpoint.

    En este artículo se brinda una panorámica de los museos y gabinetes que existieron en Cuba durante el siglo XIX, describiéndose las características y funciones, así como las causas que hicieron desaparecer a algunos de ellos. También se destaca la continuidad asumida por el coleccionismo científico desde el siglo XVIII y su mayor institucionalización en el XIX. Asimismo se intenta dar una cronología muy general sobre el desarrollo de los museos en Cuba, teniéndose en cuenta la perdurabilidad o no de dicha institucionalización. Los autores lamentan la escasez de trabajos que traten el tema y la ausencia total desde el punto de vista comparativo.

  19. A New Look at the Literacy Campaign in Cuba.

    Kozol, Jonathan

    1978-01-01

    Based on interviews in Cuba and publications generally unavailable in the U.S., author examines history and success of Cuban literacy campaign. Outlines logistical/pedagogical challenges; describes recruitment and training of volunteer teachers and development of instructional methods. Concludes with case studies illustrating application of Paulo…

  20. From the Outreach Front! IAC Conference in Cuba

    Lerman, Zafra M.

    2003-04-01

    This articles summarizes the 17th Conference of Chemistry, held in Santiago de Cuba, December 4-6, 2002, which was attended by a group of 13 chemical educators. The trip was organized by the International Activities Committee of the Division of Chemical Education.

  1. Medicinal plants sold at the El Rio Market, Camaguey, Cuba

    Godinez-Caraballo, D.; Volpato, G.

    2008-01-01

    Information regarding medicinal plants sold in the El Rio Market, Camaguey, Cuba, revealed 184 species belonging to 69 vascular plant families. The most important family was Fabaceae s.l. with 13 species, followed by Lamiaceae with 12, and Asteraceae with 8. More than 90 general medicinal indication

  2. [Some general considerations concerning Cuba's population policies].

    Aldana Martinez, L

    1978-01-01

    The policies developed in Cuba after the revolution that influenced population were primarily intended to alter basic structures hindering social and economic development rather than to affect population growth. Fertility has declined rapidly from 35.1/1000 in 1963 to a preliminary figure of 19.8/1000 in 1977, and interprovincial differences have significantly lessened. Factors influencing the decline include the increased participation of women in economic activities, improved access to contraception, the higher cultural level of couples and especially women made possible through adult education, and increased urbanization following the agrarian reform. Infant mortality declined from about 80/1000 live births in the late 1950s to 24.6/1000 live births in 1977, while mortality for 1-4 year olds is now 1.1/1000. Maternal mortality declined from 10.7/10,000 live births in 1965 to 4.6 in 1976. Expectation of life at birth was 70 years for both sexes in 1976. The most significant factors in the mortality decline appear to have been general improvements in material standards and the disappearance of nutritional deficiencies in children and mothers, creation of the National Health System which offers free health care nationwide, and improved educational levels. By the beginning of the century 40% of the urban population resided in places with over 2000 inhabitants. In 1953 the proportion was 51.4% and Havana contained 23% of the national population. The policy of the Revolution has been to exploit the natural resources of the entire country and to reform agriculture and livestock raising. The growth rate of the urban population between 1953 and 1970 of 3.1% was only slightly higher than the growth rate of 2.19% of the entire country. Havana grew by only 2.2% during the same time, and by only 1.3% between 1971-74. Intermediate cities increased their share of the total population from 10.6% in 1958 to 17.3% in 1970. Government programs to orient migration toward

  3. Antenatal cytogenetic testing in Havana, Cuba.

    Méndez-Rosado, Luis A; Quiñones, Olga; Molina, Odalys; González, Nereida; del Sol, Marylin; Maceiras, Luanda; Bravo, Yomisleidy

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Antenatal cytogenetic testing was started in Havana in 1984, as a diagnostic option for fetal chromosome complement. The techniques applied are amniocyte culture, chorionic villus sampling, cordocentesis and fluorescence in situ hybridization in interphase cells. OBJECTIVE Describe the results of antenatal cytogenetic testing in the cytogenetic laboratory of the Cuba's National Medical Genetics Center in Havana, from 1984 through 2012. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was carried out of the 22,928 pregnant women who had antenatal testing with conclusive results during the period 1984-2012. Information was obtained from laboratory databases for four antenatal diagnostic techniques. Variables studied were: antenatal diagnostic method, indications for genetic testing, type of chromosomal abnormality detected and couple's decision concerning pregnancy continuation if hereditary disease was diagnosed. Results were reported in absolute numbers and percentages. RESULTS Overall positivity was 2.8% (641 cases). Of the total, 20,565 samples were from amniocyte culture (558 positive cases, 2.7%); 1785 chorionic villus sampling (38 positive, 2.1%); 407 cord blood culture (28 positive, 6.9%); and 171 fluorescence in situ hybridization in interphase cells (17 positive, 9.9%). Advanced maternal age was the predominant indication for amniocyte culture and chorionic villus sampling. Positivity was higher for the two less frequently used methods, cordocentesis (6.9% positivity) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (9.9%). The predominant chromosomal abnormality was Down syndrome, with 45.4% of cases detected (291/641; 279 pure lines and 12 mosaic trisomies), followed by Edward syndrome with 12% (77/641, 71 pure lines and 6 mosaics) and Patau syndrome 4.7% (30/641, 27 pure lines and 3 mosaics). Sexual aneuploidy with pure lines affected 6.9% of cases (44/641) and with mosaicism 4.7% (30/641). Structural chromosomal abnormalities were detected in 22.5% of cases

  4. Pesticide use, alternatives and workers' health in Cuba.

    Alexander, R; Anderson, P K

    1984-01-01

    Cuba provides a unique example of a country that is actively implementing a program to reduce its dependence on pesticides. This paper addresses Cuba's current efforts to develop and implement alternatives to pesticides and legislation to limit exposure and protect workers in the interim. In 1980 Cuba embarked on a national program to utilize alternatives to chemical pest control. This three-part program includes expansion of knowledge of Cuban agro-ecology in order to implement cultural control practices; research and implementation on biological control of pests; and research on plant resistance and development of resistant crop varieties. To date, the program has enabled Cuba to reduce pesticide usage in sugar cane, citrus, tobacco, corn, and vegetable crops, among others. While alternatives to chemical pest control are being developed, the Cubans are paying special attention to regulating pesticide use and the safety of workers and members of the public exposed to toxic chemicals. In addition to the Resolution on Health and Safety (1967) and the Safety and Health Law (1978) which cover all workers, including Cuba's 250,000 agricultural workers, the Ministry of Public Health promulgated Resolution 335 in 1967. This resolution addresses requirements and administration of structural pest control, production, importation, transport and storage of pesticides, as well as requirements for worker contact with pesticides, pesticides for domestic use, aerial application of pesticides, and violations of the regulations. The paper concludes with a description of how the system works on the provincial level, as exemplified by Villa Clara, and the steps that have been taken to eliminate worker exposure to pesticides, to utilize pesticides which pose less of a hazard to workers, and to assure early detection of ill effects. PMID:6715092

  5. La tuberculosis pulmonar, enfermedad reemergente en Cuba

    Margarita González Tapia

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Sr. Editor: La tuberculosis es una de las enfermedades remergentes en Cuba; por ello en todas las provincias cubanas se trabaja con mucha fuerza, dedicación y profesionalidad con respecto a esta problemática. En este contexto, resulta muy acertada la publicación del artículo “Algunas variables clínico-epidemiológicas de la tuberculosis pulmonar. Puerto Padre, 2008-2012”, que salió en el Vol.38 No.6.01 del mes de junio de 2013 de la Revista Electrónica Dr. Zoilo E. Marinello Vidaurreta; tanto por el significado social que reviste la divulgación de este tema, como por el propio resultado de la investigación realizada. La historia de la tuberculosis es un tema apasionante. En pocas enfermedades es posible documentar su estrecha relación con la historia de la propia humanidad como en la que nos ocupa. Existen evidencias paleológicas de tuberculosis vertebral en momias egipcias que datan aproximadamente del año 2400 a.C. La tuberculosis se ha conocido a través de la historia, con los nombres de: tisis, consunción, escrófula, mal de Pott, plaga blanca y mal del rey.1 En el artículo se plantea como conclusión que la tendencia de la tuberculosis en el quinquenio de estudio es estacionaria, pero en los últimos cuatro años tiende al ascenso. En los casos diagnosticados de tuberculosis en este quinquenio más de dos tercios correspondieron al sexo masculino y mayores de 45 años, las ocupaciones que más prevalecieron fueron recluso, desocupado, ama de casa y jubilado. Los factores de riesgo que más se relacionaron fueron el albergamiento prolongado en instituciones cerradas, el alcoholismo, y la edad mayor de 65 años; la forma clínica de mayor incidencia en casi la totalidad de los pacientes fue la pulmonar y, dentro de ella, los casos con baciloscopia positiva. Hubo fallas en el diagnóstico, ya que alrededor de la mitad de los casos se diagnosticaron en la atención secundaria y con un tiempo de demora de más de dos meses de

  6. La Educacion de los Jesuitas en Cuba durante el Siglo XVI (1566-1574) (Jesuit Education in Cuba during the 16th Century (1566-1574).

    Puentes, Roberto Valdes

    2000-01-01

    Explains the relationship between Spanish colonialism in Cuba, evangelization of the Indians, and the origins of Cuban culture, as well as the role the Jesuits played in this process of transculturation. Analyzes the first phase in the history of the educational work of the Jesuits in Cuba (1566-1574). (BT)

  7. Hundimiento de las aguas al sur de Cuba Downwelling wa ters in the south of Cuba

    Benigno Hernández

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizan 23 estaciones oceanográficas a bordo del Buque de Investigaciones Científicas BIC "Ulises" en marzo de 1994 y abril de 1996 en el polígono de estudio situado en los 21°00'-21°30'N y 81°50'-83°00'W al sureste de la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, con el objetivo de estudiar algunas de las relaciones hidrofísicas que controlan la dinámica de las larvas de langosta espinosa Panulirus argus en la interfase del talud con el océano. Se analizan el viento, transporte Ekman, turbulencia, profundidad de inicio de la termoclina, temperatura superficial del mar y estabilidad vertical en el hundimiento de las aguas cercanas al talud en los dos cruceros de primavera. El índice de transporte (IT mostró un movimiento neto hacia la costa, provocando un hundimiento en la zona cercana al talud. El hundimiento produce un efecto de mezcla o falso afloramiento llamado "efecto cascada" que mantiene los nutrientes resuspendidos por un período que varía según la intensidad del viento y las corrientes imperantes en la zona. Este efecto, al parecer, es responsable de la retención larvaria en esta regiónTake account 23 oceanographic stations on Oceanographic Research Vessel BIC "Ulises" in March 1994 and April 1996 in the study polygon located in the 21°00'-21°30'N and 81°50'-83°00'W in southwest of Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, with the main objective to study hydrophysical relationships that control the dynamics of the Panulirus argus spiny lobster larvae in the boundary shelf. Importance of the wind, Ekman transport, turbulence, depth of the top of the thermocline, sea surface temperature, vertical stability in the convergence or downwelling nearshore waters in this important area of spawns, was demonstrated. Transport Index (IT showed a net movement toward the coast causing nearshore downwelling. The downwelling produces a mixture effect or false upwelling called also "cascade effect" that maintains nutrients suspended for one period that

  8. Radium-226 on drinking water of Camaguey, Cuba; Radio-226 en agua potable de Camaguey, Cuba

    Montalvan Estrada, Adelmo; Brigido Flores, Osvaldo; Barrera Caballero, Aldo [Centro de Atencion a la Actividad Nuclear, Camaguey (Cuba)]. E-mail: sean@caonao.cmw.inf.cu; Escalante, Alexander [Centro Provincial de Higiene y Epidemiologia, Camaguey (Cuba)

    2001-07-01

    The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water of Camaguey city, Cuba, was measured using the emanometric method. The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water ranged from 15 {+-} 5 mBq.l{sup -1} to 39 {+-}12 mBq.l{sup -1}. The mean specific activity of Ra-226 was found to be 27 {+-} 8 mBq.l{sup -1}. No seasonal variation was found. Water samples were collected from the two main sources of drinking water: private wells and governmental water supply system, being the mean specific activities of Ra-226: 25 {+-} 7 mBq.l{sup -1} and 31 {+-} 9 mBq.l{sup -1} , respectively. Based upon measured concentrations the age-dependent associated effective doses due to the ingestion of Ra-226, as a consequence of direct consumption of drinking water, have been calculated. For the age interval 1 year to 5 years, the average effective dose was 6,2 {mu}Sv.y{sup -1}, and for adults the average effective dose was 5,2 {mu}Sv.y{sup -1}. (author)

  9. Development and current state of dosimetry in Cuba

    In Cuba, the application of the radiation technologies has been growing in the last years, and at present there are several dosimetry systems with different ranges of absorbed dose. Diverse researches were carried out on high dose dosimetry with the following dosimetry systems: Fricke, ceric-cerous sulfate, ethanol-chlorobenzene, cupric sulfate and Perspex (Red 4034 AE and Clear HX). In this paper the development achieved during the last 15 years in the high dose dosimetry for radiation processing in Cuba is presented, as well as, the current state of different dosimetry systems employed for standardization and for process control. The paper also reports the results of dosimetry intercomparison studies that were performed with the Ezeiza Atomic Center of Argentine and the International Dose Assurance Service (IDAS) of IAEA. (author)

  10. Cuba's transition to market-based energy prices

    Since 1960 the Soviet Union has been, for all practical purposes, Cuba's exclusive supplier of energy products. For certain time periods, Soviet sales of oil and oil products to Cuba were made at concessional prices; prior to 1991, they were priced using transferable rubles and were essentially bartered for Cuban goods, especially sugar. Effective January 1, 1991, the Soviet Union shifted to world market prices and convertible currency payments for all traded commodities, including energy products. The shift to market prices and convertible currencies in Cuban-Soviet energy trade has already brought - or is likely to bring - a number of adjustments in four areas: (1) the trade balance; (2) the ability to reexport oil and oil products; (3) energy consumption patterns; (4) and the structure of energy supplies. 33 refs., 8 tabs

  11. China, Global Governance and the Future of Cuba

    Adrian H. Hearn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available China’s deepening engagement with Latin America has been accompanied by concerns about the Chinese government’s regard for international conventions of economic governance. Critics claim that across Latin America and the Caribbean, Chinese aid and trade are characterised by excessive state intervention. This article argues that, for two reasons, the rationale for these misgivings is dissipating. First, since the onset of the global financial crisis, China has gained influence in multilateral institutions, prompting them toward greater acceptance of public spending in developing countries. Second, recent developments in Cuba show that China is actively encouraging the Western hemisphere’s only communist country to liberalise its economy. China sits at the crossroads of these local and global developments, prompting Cuba toward rapprochement with international norms even as it works to reform them.

  12. La postemancipación y trabajo en Cuba

    Michael Zeuske

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los procesos de transculturación y fecundación mutua entre los espacios de trabajo en la postemancipación. El caso de Cuba es complejo, pues se dio en una época de desestructuración progresiva de la esclavitud, jalonada por guerras anticoloniales y una modernización tecnológica ininterrumpida. Se argumenta que aunque las condiciones de trabajo no mejoraron en lo sustancial, sí lo hizo la división sexual del trabajo, los patrones de movilidad, y el acceso a la propiedad informal de la tierra. La modernización de Cuba como productor azucarero introdujo fuerzas de inmenso calado en las luchas sociales del período.

  13. Occurrence and managing of fruit flies in Cuba

    Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) are considered to be pests of potential importance because they damage fruits or limit their commercialisation. They therefore constitute one of the principal problems for the fruit industry world-wide. Of particular interest are the species of the genus Anastrepha Schiner widely distributed in the neotropical region where, according to Norrbom and Chung (1988), more than 180 species are known. In Cuba, five members of this genus are reported in addition to Toxotrypana curvicauda Gerstaeker and up to now, no other species are known (Alayo and Garcia, 1983). Although Ceratitis capitata Wiedeman or pest fruit flies from the genus Anastrepha and Bactrocera do not exist in the country, a defence programme has been operating for many years which includes among other measures, fruit sampling and trapping. The present work was undertaken in order to study the status of these insects in Cuba

  14. Nuclear instrumentation in Cuba and for osseous densitometry

    The present job describes the technical characteristics and operation of two clinical equipment designed in Cuba, for the determination in vivo of the osseous mineral content in forearm, based on the of gamma absorption technique of a single photon. The development of these equipment and the measurements done with one of them are the first intents carried out in the country to diagnose osseous illnesses by means of this method. (author)

  15. An annotated checklist of the cladocera of Cuba

    Gutiérrez, M.E.; Varela, C.

    2008-01-01

    Although Cuba is the most studied Caribbean island with regard to freshwater Cladocera, our knowledge of their species composition and distribution is still limited. In this study, all available published and unpublished, reliable sources were reviewed for all records of this group of crustaceans. Thus, a revised and updated list of 70 species of the orders Ctenopoda and Anomopoda recorded for the island is here presented, including all sources of information. From the total numbe...

  16. Phylodynamics of the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba.

    Edson Delatorre

    Full Text Available Previous studies have shown that the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba displayed a complex molecular epidemiologic profile with circulation of several subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRF; but the evolutionary and population history of those viral variants remains unknown. HIV-1 pol sequences of the most prevalent Cuban lineages (subtypes B, C and G, CRF18_cpx, CRF19_cpx, and CRFs20/23/24_BG isolated between 1999 and 2011 were analyzed. Maximum-likelihood analyses revealed multiple introductions of subtype B (n≥66, subtype C (n≥10, subtype G (n≥8 and CRF18_cpx (n≥2 viruses in Cuba. The bulk of HIV-1 infections in this country, however, was caused by dissemination of a few founder strains probably introduced from North America/Europe (clades B(CU-I and B(CU-II, east Africa (clade C(CU-I and central Africa (clades G(CU, CRF18(CU and CRF19(CU, or locally generated (clades CRFs20/23/24_BG. Bayesian-coalescent analyses show that the major HIV-1 founder strains were introduced into Cuba during 1985-1995; whereas the CRFs_BG strains emerged in the second half of the 1990s. Most HIV-1 Cuban clades appear to have experienced an initial period of fast exponential spread during the 1990s and early 2000s, followed by a more recent decline in growth rate. The median initial growth rate of HIV-1 Cuban clades ranged from 0.4 year⁻¹ to 1.6 year⁻¹. Thus, the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba has been a result of the successful introduction of a few viral strains that began to circulate at a rather late time of the AIDS pandemic, but then were rapidly disseminated through local transmission networks.

  17. Catholic Church and State in Cuba: past and present relationships

    Delia CONTRERAS GARCÍA

    2013-01-01

    After centuries of a deep presence in Cuba, the Catholic Church has always been part of a complex relationship with the political establishment. The break between Church and State that occurred after the Revolution, would soon show the institution’s ability to survive in unfavorable conditions. Now, after more than fifty years of revolutionary experience, the Catholic Church has become the sole internal interlocutor with the regime. The aim of this article is to analyze the process by which t...

  18. Modelling urban bus transport emissions in Santiago de Cuba

    Warren, James; Avila, Jordi Mirabent

    2010-01-01

    This study described and focuses on the public transport bus system in Santiago de Cuba. Specifically we explore the fuel consumption of the various diesel buses over a three year period from 2007 to 2009 and with a forecast for the forthcoming years. The study considers the potential for fuel savings through a variety of methods which are each described and then modelled. Pollution is also calculated for a variety of scenarios and some suggestions are made in order to lower the overall...

  19. The Bayamo Earthquake (Cuba) of the 18 October 1551

    Diego Córdoba-Barba; Mario O. Cotilla-Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    Using contemporary and original documents from the Archivo General de Indias it has been possible to complete the data for the 18 October 1551 earthquake in Cuba. The seism took place at midday, approximately. It had foreshocks and aftershocks. In Bayamo, 7 inhabitants were injured, and the town was severely affected. Maximum seismic intensity was IX degrees on the MSK scale, and the area of perceptibility is estimated at 40,000 km2. Liquefaction processes and soil type in Bayamo contributed ...

  20. Experience in the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources in Cuba

    Disused radioactive sources in Cuba, when they cannot be returned to the provider, are managed as radioactive waste by the Centre for Radiation Protection and Hygiene. They are collected and transported to waste management facilities, where they are characterized, conditioned and stored. The paper describes the different approached followed for conditioning the different types of disused radioactive sources and devices containing radioactive sources, such as lightning rods, smoke detectors and different kind of nuclear gauges. (author)

  1. Intimate Encounters: Affective Economies in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

    Amalia L. Cabezas

    2011-01-01

    Drawing on research in Cuba and the Dominican Republic this paper explores the uses of intimacy in both the corporate sector and in romantic relationships. I use research with hotel workers and with people involved in sexual-affective exchanges connected to tourism to link intimacy to the political economic structures of transnational tourism. These are new spaces of analysis that present practices of transnational corporategenerated intimacy that combine love – or the exploitation of worker’...

  2. EL LARGO COMPROMISO DE CANADÁ CON CUBA: PARADOJAS Y POSIBILIDADES

    Thomas LEGLER

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Tanto la Unión Europea como América Latina, e incluso Estados Unidos, han iniciado distintos procesos de diálogo con Cuba. ¿Cuáles lecciones relevantes se pueden extraer de la larga historia canadiense de compromiso con la Revolución Cubana? Este artículo documenta la evolución de las relaciones entre Canadá y Cuba desde la década de 1940, centrándose en sus altibajos desde que se lanzó, a mediados de la década de 1990, una política de «compromiso constructivo ». Se argumenta que este acercamiento (en sus diversas formas no ha tenido mayor influencia en la liberalización de la política cubana. Además, la poca influencia que Canadá pudo haber tenido durante el «Periodo Especial» ha disminuido con la recuperación económica y diversificación de las relaciones exteriores de Cuba en la última década. En ese sentido, los autores concluyen que la estrategia más apropiada para Canadá y otros actores es llevar a cabo un acercamiento coordinado y de largo plazo que brinde apoyo a una variedad de procesos endógenos de cambio en Cuba. Una estrategia realista debería incluir diálogo de bajo perfil con el régimen actual, cooperación con un amplio espectro de posibles reformadores dentro y fuera del Estado y apoyo para la realización de cambios sociales más extensos a través del comercio, la inversión extranjera, el turismo así como los intercambios académicos y culturales.

  3. CUBA: TRANSICIÓN, SUCESIÓN, ESTABILIDAD, SEGURIDAD

    Joaquín ROY

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto durante el último periodo de la administración de George W. Bush como con Barack Obama ya asentado en la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, las delicadas circunstancias de Cuba (precariedad económica, desastres naturales, dependencia alimentaria y energética, etc. señalan que la prioridad de los intereses nacionales de Estados Unidos se centran primero en la estabilidad del escenario. Incluso al precio del retraso de la evolución del régimen, un cierto grado de seguridad es necesario para enfrentarse a los riesgos de una emigración incontrolada y las hipotéticas tensiones internas que provoquen confrontaciones.

  4. Tricontinental Routes of Solidarity: Stokely Carmichael in Cuba

    Sarah Seidman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Stokely Carmichael’s visit to Cuba for three weeks in the summer of 1967 illustrates a convergence in the transnational routes of the African American freedom struggle and the Cuban Revolution. African American activists saw Cuba as a model for resisting US power, eradicating racism, and enacting societal change, while the Cuban government considered African Americans allies against US imperialism and advocates of Cuba’s antiracist stance. Amidst racial violence in the United States and Cuba’s efforts to inspire revolution, Carmichael’s presence at the Organization of Latin American Solidarity conference in Havana—and in particular his interactions with Fidel Castro—caused ripples worldwide. A shared “tricontinental” vision that promoted unity in the Global South against imperialism, capitalism, and racism facilitated Carmichael’s solidarity with Castro. Yet divergent views on the role of race in fighting oppression limited their solidarity. Carmichael and Castro’s spectacular alliance demonstrated their personal affinity and ideological commonalities but did not result in an institutional alliance between the black liberation movement and the Cuban state. Instead Carmichael’s connection with the Cuban Revolution left an underexplored legacy. Examining Carmichael’s visit to Cuba illustrates the possibilities and pitfalls of transnational solidarity and furthers our understanding of postwar struggles for change.

  5. Radioactive waste management national policy and strategy in Cuba

    Due to the use of sources of ionizing radiation, radioactive wastes are generated which require an adequate management in conditions of radiological safety and protection during all phases; from their generation to their final disposal, for protecting human health and the environment, both currently and in the future, without imposing undue burden upon the next generations. Therefore there was a need for the establishment of a National Policy and Strategy with regard to the management of the radioactive wastes generated, in a way such that allows long term considerations in conception and vision, having as a reference; the legal framework in force in Cuba, the IAEA's recommendations, as well as the diagnosis and assessment of the current and future situation in Cuba. This work deals with key issues for the safe management of the radioactive wastes such as; objectives and goals, responsibilities and role of the organizations involved in the management, possible management options for each type of radioactive waste generated in the country, manpower and funding for an adequate management, control over the generation of the radioactive wastes, and the need for availability of a facility for their final disposal, among other issues. The Policy and Strategy for the management of radioactive wastes will serve as a basis for the users/facilities, that generate and manage radioactive wastes, to draft their own strategies, and for the achievement of a harmonized level of radioactive wastes in the country. Furthermore, they would contribute to enhance the National Environmental Strategy implemented in Cuba. (author)

  6. Radioactive waste management in Cuba results and perspectives

    The future safe development of nuclear energy and progressive increasing use of radioactive materials in medicine, research, industry and other fields in the Republic of Cuba in the past years have determined the necessity to formulate and apply a national policy to assure harmless and ecologically rational management of radioactive wastes. The ruling principles for the application of the established radioactive waste management policy in Cuba are summarized. The elements of the infrastructure existing in the country, the legislative framework and the technical resources for attachment of important tasks related to the radioactive waste including spent sealed source management are further brought. Some results of the studies, which served as a basis for design and construction of a facility for treatment and conditioning of low level liquid and solid radioactive wastes, are also given. The main characteristics of the facility are described. The main ideas which govern the improvement of the safety and effectiveness of the radioactive waste management in Cuba in the coming years are finally discussed. (author). 9 refs, 3 figs, 2 tabs

  7. Fire protection system at the Juragua nuclear power plant, Cuba

    The paper describes the general fire protection system at the Juragua nuclear power plant in Cuba. The factors which led to the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Cuba and the planning of others in the near future are outlined. Reference is made to existing Cuban legislation on fire protection, particularly with regard to the protection of facilities which constitute a radiation hazard. Attention is drawn to the fact that, although Cuba does not have much experience in this area, considerable work has been done in a brief span of time on legislation, standardization and monitoring in nuclear facilities in order to guarantee safe operating conditions. The potential risk of fires at the Juragua plant under normal and accident conditions is analysed, and the technical and organizational measures required to minimize existing risks are discussed in the light of this analysis. The basis for determining the manpower and equipment needed by the plant's fire protection service is also defined. Finally, certain criteria concerning the special psychological and technical qualities required of personnel, as well as the necessary qualifications and training, are presented. The point is made that very little has been published at the international level on this subject and that it is a research area which deserves more attention. The serious, responsible attitude adopted in designing the plant's fire protection system, with a view to achieving optimum safety conditions during operation, is also highlighted. (author)

  8. Towards active community participation in dengue vector control: results from action research in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    Toledo, M E; Vanlerberghe, V.; Baly, A.; Ceballos, E.; Valdes, L.; Searret, M.; Boelaert, M; Van der Stuyft, P.

    2007-01-01

    Community participation is advocated as essential for attaining effective dengue prevention, but knowledge of how to foster this is limited. In Santiago de Cuba, multiple small task forces were created at the neighbourhood level that included all stakeholders in the control of Aedes aegypti. The task forces assessed the perceived needs and elaborated action plans to promote specific behavioural change and to reduce environmental risks through social communication strategies and intersectoral ...

  9. MÚSICA CAMPESINA Y CULTURA POPULAR EN CUBA

    Radisbel Galán Rizo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La música campesina en Cuba constituye la base fundamental para el estudio de la cultura del país. En ella confluye junto a escasos elementos de la población aborigen las culturas de diferentes etnias que conformaron el amplio mosaico cultural de la Isla siendo la música campesina síntesis inequívoca de este proceso. A través de un análisis crítico, se tomaron en consideración ideas planteadas por varios autores, lo que permite enriquecer los términos y la comprensión del tema. El estudio de la realidad posibilitó analizar la presencia de la música campesina en el contexto nacional a través de sus componentes étnicos, motivaciones, características, rasgos originales, evolución histórica y social como parte indisoluble en la conformación de la nación y su salvaguarda como reafirmación de identidad. De esta forma, el presente texto responde a la insuficiencia de información acerca de los esfuerzos para la salvaguarda y rescate de la tradición musical campesina en Cuba. PALABRAS CLAVE: Música campesina; cultura popular; identidad. THE CONTRY MUSIC AND POPULAR CULTURE IN CUBA ABSTRACT The country music in Cuba is the fundamental for the study of the country's culture base. It converges with few elements of Aboriginal people from different ethnic cultures that shaped the broad cultural mosaic of the island country music being unequivocal synthesis of this process. Through critical analysis, were taken into consideration ideas raised by several authors, allowing enrich the terms and understanding of the subject. The study of reality allowed analyze the presence of country music in the national context through its ethnic components, motivations, characteristics, original features, historical and social evolution as an indissoluble part in shaping the nation and its protection as a reaffirmation of identity. Thus, this text responds to insufficient information on efforts to safeguard and rescue of peasant musical

  10. Acute myocardial infarction mortality in Cuba, 1999-2008

    Nurys B. Armas

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Acute myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of death in the world. This is also true in Cuba, where no national-level epidemiologic studies of related mortality have been published in recent years. OBJECTIVE Describe acute myocardial infarction mortality in Cuba from 1999 through 2008. METHODS A descriptive study was conducted of persons aged >25 years with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction from 1999 through 2008. Data were obtained from the Ministry of Public Health's National Statistics Division database for variables: age; sex; site (out of hospital, in hospital or in hospital emergency room and location (jurisdiction of death. Proportions, age- and sex-specific rates and age-standardized overall rates per 100,000 population were calculated and compared over time, using the two five-year time frames within the study period. RESULTS A total of 145,808 persons who had suffered acute myocardial infarction were recorded, 75,512 of whom died, for a case-fatality rate of 51.8% (55.1% in 1999-2003 and 49.7% in 2004-2008. In the first five-year period, mortality was 98.9 per 100,000 population, falling to 81.8 per 100,000 in the second; most affected were people aged >75 years and men. Of Cuba's 14 provinces and special municipality, Havana, Havana City and Camagüey provinces, and the Isle of Youth Special Municipality showed the highest mortality; Holguín, Ciego de Ávila and Granma provinces the lowest. Out-of-hospital deaths accounted for the greatest proportion of deaths in both five-year periods (54.8% and 59.2% in 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, respectively. CONCLUSIONS Although risk of death from acute myocardial infarction decreased through the study period, it remains a major health problem in Cuba. A national acute myocardial infarction case registry is needed. Also required is further research to help elucidate possible causes of Cuba's high acute myocardial infarction mortality: cardiovascular risk studies

  11. 31 CFR 515.564 - Professional research and professional meetings in Cuba.

    2010-07-01

    ... exportation”) and items not eligible for Department of Commerce GFT or BAG License Exceptions, 15 CFR 740.12..., academic nature; (ii) The research comprises a full work schedule in Cuba; (iii) The research has a.... Example 1 to paragraph (d): A musicologist travels to Cuba to do research on Cuban music pursuant to...

  12. Theological Higher Education in Cuba: Part 2--Origins and Ministry of Protestant Seminaries

    Esqueda, Octavio J.

    2007-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the main Protestant theological seminaries in Cuba: Western Cuba Baptist Seminary, Cedars of Lebanon Seminary, The New Pines Evangelical Seminary, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, Nazarene Theological Seminary and International School of Theology. The history and…

  13. Present status and trends of petroleum exploration/production in Cuba; Estado actual y perspectivas de la exploracion/produccion de petroleo en Cuba

    Marrero, Manuel [Ministerio de la Industria Basica, La Habana (Cuba)

    1994-12-31

    This work presents the present status and trends of the petroleum exploration and production in Cuba, and demonstrates how the necessity of fast increase in the oil production level (15000 mbp in 1990) became a national high priority. That necessity came up from the abrupt cut in the oil supply due to the breakup of USSR which reached 13 million of tons in 1989. Cuba is presently forecasting new large deposits in the next years 4 figs.

  14. Present situation of regulatory control of radiation sources in Cuba

    The report explains the basis for an effective regulatory control and in particular refers to the system established in Cuba for such purposes. Reference is made to the new Decree-Law No. 207 'On the Use of Nuclear Energy' and the main topics it covers and to the 'Rules for Authorization of Practices Involving the use of Radiation Sources' which have been in force since 1998. Following it, the report illustrates the existing Cuban system of notification, registration and licensing, and of inspection and enforcement, including information of the established classification of radiation practices in the country. (author)

  15. MÚSICA CAMPESINA Y CULTURA POPULAR EN CUBA

    Radisbel Galán Rizo

    2015-01-01

    Resumen La música campesina en Cuba constituye la base fundamental para el estudio de la cultura del país. En ella confluye junto a escasos elementos de la población aborigen las culturas de diferentes etnias que conformaron el amplio mosaico cultural de la Isla siendo la música campesina síntesis inequívoca de este proceso. A través de un análisis crítico, se tomaron en consideración ideas planteadas por varios autores, lo que permite enriquecer los términos y la comprensión del tema. El...

  16. Environmental gamma radiation measurements on providence of Camaguey, Cuba

    The population exposure to those living on the Camaguey Province of Cuba, was estimated by measuring the natural gamma background. Gamma spectra of soils and measurements of absorbed dose rate in air were taken. Radiological measurements carried out with a portable ionization chamber RSS-112 at the sampled sites revealed an average outdoor absorbed dose rate of 63.6 n Gy.h 1 - due to cosmic rays and terrestrial gamma radiation. Computed dose rates obtained through the UNSCEAR(1993) dose coefficients range from 5-136 n Gy.h 1 - , with a mean value of 39.2 n Gy.h 1 - , due to natural terrestrial gamma radiation

  17. Ciência em Cuba: uma aposta pela soberania

    Orfilio Peláez Mendoza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available No dia 15 de janeiro de 1960, o então primeiro-ministro do Governo Revolucionário, Fidel Castro Ruz, disse que o futuro de Cuba teria que ser necessariamente um futuro de homens de ciência, um futuro de homens de pensamento. Meio século depois de pronunciada tão profética frase, a ilha caribenha é um país de pesquisadores, especialistas e operários altamente qualificados, que dispõe de uma das indústrias biotecnológicas mais importantes do mundo, com resultados comparáveis aos atingidos pelas nações líderes nessa área do conhecimento, e na qual a atividade científica está a caminho de se converter numa potente força produtiva, geradora de significativo ingresso de divisas e de um bem-estar maior para a sociedade.El 15 de enero de 1960 el entonces primer ministro del Gobierno Revolucionario, Fidel Castro Ruz, dijo que el futuro de Cuba tendría que ser necesariamente un futuro de hombres de ciencia, un futuro de hombres de pensamiento. Medio siglo después de pronunciada tan profética frase, la Isla caribeña es un país de investigadores, especialistas y obreros altamente calificados, que dispone de una de las industrias biotecnológicas más pujantes del mundo, con resultados comparables a los alcanzados por las naciones líderes en esta esfera del conocimiento, y donde la actividad científica va en camino de convertirse en una potente fuerza productiva, generadora de significativos ingresos en divisas y de un mayor bienestar para la sociedad.On January 15, 1960, Fidel Castro Ruz, then prime minister of the Revolutionary Government, said that Cuba's future would necessarily have to be a future of men of science, a future of men of thought. Half a century after this prophetic announcement, the Caribbean island is a country of researchers, specialists and highly skilled workers, boasting one of the world's most important biotechnological industries, with achievements comparable to those of leading nations in this field of

  18. Epidemiology of Suicide in Cuba, 1987-2014.

    Corona-Miranda, Beatriz; Hernández-Sánchez, Mariela; Lomba-Acevedo, Paula

    2016-07-01

    INTRODUCTION Suicide is a health problem influenced by biological, genetic, psychological, social and economic factors. It is responsible for 50% of violent deaths in the male population, worldwide, and 71% in the female. In the Americas, 65,000 deaths by suicide occur every year. It is the ninth most frequent cause of death in Cuba, and third among people aged 10-19. OBJECTIVE Characterize the epidemiology of suicide in Cuba from 1987 to 2014. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was conducted. The information comprised all records of death by suicide from January 1, 1987 to December 31, 2014, in the Cuban Ministry of Public Health's National Statistics Division database. The variables were sex, age, skin color, employment status/occupation, marital status, and method of suicide. Crude and age-standardized mortality rates and age-sex specific mortality rates were calculated, all per 100,000 population, as well as the sex ratio. Relative change over the series was calculated as a percentage. Distribution of suicides by variable was calculated and proportions expressed as percentages. RESULTS A total of 51,113 deaths by suicide were reported (annual average 1825), of which 34,671 (67.8%) were among men. The sex ratio was 2.1:1 for the entire study period, and 3.9:1 for 2011-2014. Over the course of the period studied, age-standardized suicide rates decreased from 23.9 to 10.8 per 100,000 population (54.8% reduction). The group aged ≥60 years had the highest average age-standardized rate, 44.6 per 100,000 population. The highest suicide burden by age was in the group aged 20-59 years (60.5%). By skin color, the highest burden was in those recorded as white, 68.9%. By marital status, the highest burden was in persons with a stable partner (46.7%), and by employment status/occupation, in retired (25.9%). The most commonly used method was hanging (59.4%). CONCLUSIONS Over the course of about three decades, suicide mortality rates have declined by almost half and

  19. Isotopic hydrodynamic of the aquifer systems Jaruco and Aguacate, Cuba

    An isotopic dispersive model is applied to the Jaruco and Aguacate karstic groundwater basins of Western Cuba. The best fit of the model was validated with stable (18O and 2H) and radioactive (3H) isotopes. Modeling showed an aquifer stratification in two basic levels with turnover times of three month to upper level and close to 100 years to the lower level. The last one mainly supplies the base flow of the Ojo de agua and Bello springs and therefore, controls the dry season exploitation yields of the aqueducts of El Gato and Bello. Model results introduces an important constraint in the exploitation of groundwater resource of both aquifer systems

  20. Notes on the presence of Justicia secunda (Acanthaceae in Cuba.

    Julio Pavel García-Lahera

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A detailed and illustrated characterization of the botanical species denominated Justicia secunda, exotic plant cultivated as medicinal and ornamental in Cuba, probably of recent introduction, is presented, in order to facilitate its identification and differentiation from the plants with it is usually confused: Justicia spicigera and Justicia candicans. The work trait to get the attention of the Cuban scientific community about the promissory ethnobotany of the plant, because of the interesting medicinal properties that people attributed, as well as on its possible naturalization in the country and potentialities as an invasive plant.

  1. El edificio Bacardí en Santiago de Cuba

    Lanuza Jarquín, Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Encontrar los criterios que delinearon el proceso de diseño para el proyecto de oficinas de Bacardí y Compañía en Santiago de Cuba de Mies van der Rohe, poniéndolo en relación con trabajos anteriores y estableciendo criterios que se reconocen como propios de su arquitectura, y como las condicionantes que presenta esta ubicación hacen replantear a Mies otras maneras de establecer re-laciones formales, espaciales y estructurales.

  2. Turismo y cambio social en Santiago de Cuba

    Iwaki, Idris M.; Beaton, Hector O.; López, Ernesto A.; Ferrer, Javier M.

    1996-01-01

    Este artículo presenta una aproximación a la influencia del turismo internacional en los cambios en la sociedad cubana. Se centra en el análisis de un espacio público representativo de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, el Parque Céspedes, en el que se profundiza sobre la aparición de un nuevo grupo social, «los jineteros», y su influencia sobre el resto de los grupos sociales que conviven en el parque. Por último, se plantean unos interrogantes para la reflexión sobre el fen...

  3. L’insegnamento della lingua e letteratura italiane a Cuba.

    Mayerìn Bello Valdés

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Nel suo articolo l’autrice ricostruisce la storia dell’insegnamento delle lingua e della letteratura italiane a Cuba dal Novecento ai giorni nostri, e fornisce una ricca documentazione sui corsi di italiano, sugli studi e  sulle opere più importanti pubblicate a Cuba sulla nostra letteratura e sulle manifestazioni realizzate per la diffusione della cultura italiana nel paese. In particolare riferisce dell’importante ruolo svolto dalla rivista “Cuadernos de italianística cubana” – e dalle istituzioni accademiche e culturali che ad essa fanno riferimento – nel campo della ricerca linguistica, della glottodidattica, dello studio della cultura italiana nelle sue diverse manifestazioni, tra cui la musica e l’opera lirica, e nella diffusione dell’italiano attraverso specifici programmi televisivi.  Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} In her article the author reconstructs the history of Italian language and literature teaching in Cuba from the Nineteen Hundreds up to the present and provides a wealth of documentation on the Italian courses, studies and the most important works published in Cuba on our literature, as well as on events organized to spread Italian culture throughout the country.  In particular

  4. Cuba's oil crisis spells trouble for Castro; Opportunity for foreign petroleum investment

    1992-07-06

    This paper reports on Cuba's oil crisis which presents long term woes for the government of Fidel Castro but new opportunities for foreign petroleum investment. That's the main thesis of a study by East-West Center (EWC), Honolulu. Since the cutoff of subsidized oil supplies from the former Soviet Union at the first of the year, Cuba has endured a crippling loss of export revenues and draconian energy rationing measures at home. The Soviets had reduced oil supplies to Cuba since 1989 after decades of providing the Castro government with subsidized oil supplies. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev exempted Cuba from paying market prices for Soviet oil in 1991 while requiring that of Soviet trading partners in eastern Europe. With the collapse of Communism in the former U.S.S.R., however, oil supplies from that region are available to Cuba only at market prices and for hard currency. That has triggered a crisis in the Western Hemisphere's sole Communist regime as Cuba's gross special product - equivalent to GNP - fell by 5% in 1990 and a further 20% in 1991. The foreign exchange loss of $1.6 billion stemming from the loss of Soviet subsidized oil supplies exceeds that of total foreign exchange earnings from all other sources. If Cuba imports oil in 1989 volumes at current prices, its oil import tab alone will be $1.3 billion, EWC projects.

  5. Radiological control of the junk exports in Cuba

    Even when in Cuba a strict control exists on the radiation sources that enter to the country to be used in the different applications, it can be given the case that sources or contaminated materials that never were under this control due fundamentally to that entered to the country before the same one existed, appear in the junk that is marketed. In our country it is effective the Combined Resolution CITMA-MINCEX dated on April, 2002 that settles down the necessity and obligation that has all that manipulates, imports, exports or process junk of carrying out it a radiological control. From April, 2002 making use of a minimum of resources, an own methodology, a properly qualified personnel and the support of a credited laboratory by the ISO 17025 standard, the radioactivity measurement service in junk belonging to the Center of Protection and Hygiene of the Radiations (CPHR), it has reduced the risks that sources or contaminated materials are found in the junk that is exported in the main exporter companies of this line in Cuba avoiding possible radiological emergency situations that affect the population and the environment. (Author)

  6. Biological indicators in Cuba. Current trends and forecasting

    The introduction and development of biological indicators of radiation damage began in Cuba in 1986 with the creation of the department of Radiobiology at the Centre for Hygiene and Radiation Protection. The first experiences however began in Cuba in the sixties. The initial task of the work started in the 80 was to introduce the cytogenetic dosimetry. This task finalised with the consolidation of a regular cytogenetic service, currently analyses the cases of presumed overexposures in the country. Additionally a group of research projects are carried out using cytogenetic indicators among them a project with children from territories affected by the Chernobyl accident. The biochemical indicators of radiation damage were developed in a parallel way, at the moment a group of them are available.The nucleic acid concentration and oxidative stress indicators in patients selected for bone marrow transplants are in use in research projects. In the near future a comet assay and the p53 expression will be include in the list of laboratory indicators. In the paper are presented the main results obtained until the moment in the regular services, in the ongoing projects and the works planing for the future. (author)

  7. The role of popular energy education and diffusion in Cuba

    Montesinos Larrosa, A. [Sociedad Cubana para la Promocion de las Energias Renovables (Cuba); Moreno Figueredo, C. [Centro de Estudio de Tecnologias Energeticas Renovables (Cuba)

    2008-07-01

    Cuba's Energy Revolution is a national program for developing renewable energy sources to conserve energy, promote sustainable development and address environmental concerns. It includes the Energy Saving Program by the Ministry of Education (PAEME), the Electricity Saving Program in Cuba (PAEC) by the Ministry of Basic Industry (MINBAS) and the National Program for Energy Sustainable Culture developed by CUBASOLAR. The most important programs related to the use of renewable energy sources have been carried out in the field of biomass, hydropower, wind energy, water supply and solar photovoltaic energy in rural areas. This paper presented the Cuban experiences on education, diffusion and publication of energy themes. Mass communication including television, radio and magazines has been used to explain the rationale of using renewable energy, its efficiency and social impact. The positive results thus far indicate that these measures can be applied in other developing countries such as Latin America and Caribbean, and could also serve as a guide for other areas, including developed countries.

  8. Las finanzas de Cuba en el ocaso colonial

    Iglesias García, Fe

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The author discusses the repercussions of the War of Independence on the Cuban economy as a Whole. The data provided include costs per sector, their effects on exports, customs figures and collection of taxes. In addition, the author's analysis on property imposts provides the reader with information on Cuba´s financial situation and that of the landowners at the time when the reconstruction of the country began.

    En este artículo se estudian las repercusiones provocadas por la Guerra de Independencia en el conjunto de la economía cubana, así mismo se aporta información del costo por sectores, su repercusión sobre las exportaciones, los ingresos aduaneros y el cobro de impuestos, y se traza en líneas generales la situación financiera de Cuba y de los propietarios al momento de iniciarse la reconstrucción del país, a partir del estudio de los gravámenes que afectaban la propiedad.

  9. Impact of the 1970 Reforms to Cuba's National Tuberculosis Control Program.

    Beldarraín, Enrique

    2015-07-01

    INTRODUCTION To reach the goal of eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem in Cuba, the epidemiological evolution of the disease and of strategies designed to prevent and manage it to date must be well understood. In this context, in 1970, changes were introduced in Cuba's National Tuberculosis Control Program. OBJECTIVE Review background and evolution of Cuba's strategy for tuberculosis control, the changes implemented in the 1970 revision of the Program, and their impact on the subsequent evolution of the disease in Cuba. METHODS Published articles on the history of tuberculosis control in Cuba were reviewed, along with archival documents and medical records. Documents concerning the situation of pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba, including measures adopted to address the disease and its extent, were selected for study, with an emphasis on the period of the Program. Interviews with key informants were conducted. RESULTS Cuba's fight against tuberculosis began in Santiago de Cuba, with the creation of a local Anti-Tuberculosis League in 1890. Strategic changes introduced by Cuba's public health sector, stressing health promotion and disease prevention, led to the 1959 creation of the Tuberculosis Department, which implemented Cuba's first National Tuberculosis Control Program in 1963. This Program was completely reorganized in 1970. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (1963) covered a network of 27 tuberculosis dispensaries, 8 sanatoriums and 24 bacteriology laboratories. Diagnosis was based on radiographic imaging criteria. Incidence was 52.6/100,000 in 1964 and reached 31.2 in 1970. The Program was updated in 1970 to include two major changes: the requirement for bacteriological confirmation of diagnosis and directly-observed outpatient treatment fully integrated into health services. By 1971, incidence was down to 17.8/100,000, and further reduced to 11.6 in 1979. The decrease is interpreted as the result of the greater specificity of

  10. Radiological control of the junk exports in Cuba; Control radiologico de las exportaciones de chatarra en Cuba

    Dominguez L, O.; Capote F, E.; Carrazana G, J.A.; Zerquera, J.T.; Ramos V, O.; Alonso A, D.; Fernandez, I.M.; Caveda R, C.A.; Madrazo M, S.; Barroso P, I. [CPHR, Calle 20 No. 4113 e/41 y 47, Playa, C.P. 11300, A.P. 6195, C.P. 10600 La Habana (Cuba)]. e-mail: orlando@cphr.edu.cu

    2006-07-01

    Even when in Cuba a strict control exists on the radiation sources that enter to the country to be used in the different applications, it can be given the case that sources or contaminated materials that never were under this control due fundamentally to that entered to the country before the same one existed, appear in the junk that is marketed. In our country it is effective the Combined Resolution CITMA-MINCEX dated on April, 2002 that settles down the necessity and obligation that has all that manipulates, imports, exports or process junk of carrying out it a radiological control. From April, 2002 making use of a minimum of resources, an own methodology, a properly qualified personnel and the support of a credited laboratory by the ISO 17025 standard, the radioactivity measurement service in junk belonging to the Center of Protection and Hygiene of the Radiations (CPHR), it has reduced the risks that sources or contaminated materials are found in the junk that is exported in the main exporter companies of this line in Cuba avoiding possible radiological emergency situations that affect the population and the environment. (Author)

  11. Cuba: los entornos cambiantes de la partcipación

    Haroldo DILLA ALFONSO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La participación popular ha sido una permanente invocación del discurso político revolucionario cubano, particularmente en las instancias comunitarias. Este ensayo trata de analizar la evolución de los diseños, instituciones y realidades participativas a partir de su relación con las situaciones políticas y los modelos de reproducción económicos. Por su relevancia, se presta especial atención al sistema municipal cubano. Este fue creado en 1976 y ha experimentado diversas modificaciones, las más importantes de las cuales tuvieron lugar en 1992. Los cambios económicos y sociales que han tenido lugar en Cuba en los últimos diez años imponen a la participación nuevos retos, entre ellos la necesidad de una concepción más autónoma y pluralista del accionar popular en la esfera pública, lo que de alguna manera ya se expresa en algunos esfuerzos oficiales por adecuar los patrones de participación existentes (esencialmente una participación paternalista-clientelista y en la emergencia de movimientos comunitarios que intentan controlar y transformar las vidas cotidianas en los vecindarios.ABSTRACT: Popular participation has been a permanent slogan in the political discourse of revolutionary Cuba, particularly at the community level. This article deals with the design and evolution of institutions and participatory realities starting with its relation with the political situation and economic models of reproduction. Special attention is given to the municipal system created in 1976 and modified severa! times from which the most important modification was the one in 1992. The social and economic changes of Cuba during the last ten years have posed new challenges to participation such as the need for a more autonomous and pluralistic conception of "popular praxis" in the public sphere. This is present in the official efforts to adequate existing participatory norms (particularly the paternalistic-clientelistic participation and

  12. Farming like we're here to stay : the mixed farming alternative for Cuba

    Funes Monzote, F.R.

    2008-01-01

    Keywords: Crop-livestock, agro-diversity, mixed farming, dairy production, agro-ecological indicators, sustainability, energy efficiency, local development, Cuba Specialization, as opposed to diversification, and export orientation have been historically the basis for patterns of dependence on ext

  13. First report of a Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Cuba

    Alvarez-Aleman, Anmari; Beck, Cathy A.; Powell, James A.

    2010-01-01

    Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Florida utilize intake and effluent canals of power plants as resting and thermoregulatory habitat. We report the use of a power plant canal in Cuba by a known Florida manatee, the first documented case of movement by a manatee between Florida and Cuba. In January, February, and April 2007, two manatees (mother and calf) were reported entering a power plant canal in north Havana, Cuba. The larger manatee had several distinctive scars which were photographed. Digital images were matched to a previously known Florida manatee (CR131) with a sighting history dating from December 1979 to July 2006. Exchanges of individuals between Florida and Cuba may have important genetic implications, particularly since there appears to be little genetic exchange between the Florida manatee subspecies with populations of the Antillean manatee subspecies (T. m. manatus) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

  14. A review of the genus Berosus Leach of Cuba (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae)

    Albert Deler-Hernandez; Martin Fikácek; Franklyn Cala-Riquelme

    2013-01-01

    Abstract The Cuban fauna of the genus Berosus Leach, 1817 is reviewed based on newly collected material as well as historical and type specimens. Nine species are recognized, including three recorded from Cuba for the first time: Berosus infuscatus LeConte, 1855, Berosus interstitialis Knisch, 1924 (= Berosus stribalus Orchymont, 1946 syn. n.) and Berosus metalliceps Sharp, 1882. Only one of the nine Cuban species, Berosus chevrolati , remains endemic to Cuba, as two other species previously ...

  15. Heritage Modern: Cityscape of the Late Socialist Political Economy in Trinidad, Cuba

    Tanaka, Maki

    2011-01-01

    The overall theme of this dissertation is to understand, through the heritage cityscape of Trinidad, aspects of the processes of the reconfiguration of political economy in today's Cuba. In late socialist Cuba, tourism is a key sector sustaining the revolution, and heritage cityscape constitutes one of the main tourist attractions. In this regard, the city of Trinidad provides a vantage point to analyze heritage practices and the tourism economy. I argue that the heritage cityscape of Trinida...

  16. Vodú Chic: Haitian Religion and the Folkloric Imaginary in Socialist Cuba

    Grete Viddal

    2012-01-01

    During the first three decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Haitian agricultural laborers arrived in Cuba seeking employment in the expanding sugar industry. Historically, Haitian cane cutters were marginal and occupied the lowest socio-economic status in Cuban society. Until relatively recently, the maintenance of Haitian spiritual beliefs, music, dance, and language in Cuba were associated with rural isolation and poverty. Today however, the continuation of Haitian cus...

  17. Assessment of Human Health Vulnerability to Climate Variability and Change in Cuba

    Bultó, Paulo Lázaro Ortíz; Rodríguez, Antonio Pérez; Valencia, Alina Rivero; Vega, Nicolás León; Gonzalez, Manuel Díaz; Carrera, Alina Pérez

    2006-01-01

    In this study we assessed the potential effects of climate variability and change on population health in Cuba. We describe the climate of Cuba as well as the patterns of climate-sensitive diseases of primary concern, particularly dengue fever. Analyses of the associations between climatic anomalies and disease patterns highlight current vulnerability to climate variability. We describe current adaptations, including the application of climate predictions to prevent disease outbreaks. Finally...

  18. Rivulus berovidesi, a new killifish species (Teleostei: Rivulidae) from western Cuba.

    Silva, Rodet Rodriguez

    2015-01-01

    Rivulus berovidesi, a new killifish species, is described from a small stream in Sierra de Cajalbana, northwestern Cuba. It is readily distinguished from Rivulus cylindraceus Poey by the combination of an exclusive color pattern and meristic characters such as a d-type frontal scalation pattern (versus e-type pattern in Rivulus cylindraceus). The current diagnosis of Rivulus berovidesi based on chromatic, morphological and meristic characters is consistent with a recent molecular analysis of this genus in Cuba. PMID:25947808

  19. Studies on NORMs in Cuba: Results and perspective

    The following scenarios of exposures to NORM have been studied in Cuba: processing and use of phosphates; extraction, processing and use of oil and gas; production of refractory bricks for industrial ovens; civilian aviation; spas and health resorts and scrap metal recycling. Some of these activities have been characterized exhaustively, and others only partially. Some scenarios of exposure to NORM have associated doses comparable with typical doses received by workers of several practices (in the order of units of mSv/year). In this connection some recommendations were issued to the Regulatory Authority in order to establish a regulatory approach to the problem of exposures to NORM. Some problems associated with NORM in the recycling industry remain unsolved, waiting for a more detailed characterization of the by-products involved. (author)

  20. The regulatory framework for similar biotherapeutic products in Cuba.

    Hechavarría Núñez, Yanet; Pérez Massipe, Rodrigo Omar; Orta Hernández, Santa Deybis; Muñoz, Lázara Martínez; Jacobo Casanueva, Olga Lidia; Pérez Rodríguez, Violeta; Domínguez Morales, Rolando Bárbaro; Pérez Cristiá, Rafael B

    2011-09-01

    Biopharmaceuticals make up a significant proportion of medicinal products used for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, cardiac dysfunctions and AIDS. Access to therapies based on the use of these products has been limited as a result of the high marketing costs. Cuba has a biopharmaceutical industry with great potential for innovation, capable of developing new products and to produce others, like the biosimilars destined to fulfill the needs of its National Health System. The Center for State Control on the Quality of Drugs (CECMED) the Cuban NRA, is facing the challenge of regulating the approval of biosimilar products manufactured locally. Consequently, CECMED has issued a position paper establishing the basic principles for regulation of these products and a specific guideline on this was elaborated. PMID:21930393

  1. Inventory of land snails from Boquerones, Ciego de Avila, Cuba

    Félix Jonathan Pereira-Miller

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A census of mollusks in Boquerones, Ciego de Avila, Cuba was carried out. Biodiversity index were studied by vegetal formation, which are: Evergreen Forest, Semideciduous Forest and Mogote Vegetation Complex. The families best represented were Helicinidae, Annularidae, Urocoptidae and Subulinidae, taking the 97.6% of the species some degree of national endemism and being the 45.24% of these local endemic. The most widely distributed species was Farcimen camaguayanum Torre & Bartsch 1941 and the rarest was Euclastaria euclasta Shuttleworth 1852. The highest biodiversity values were observed in the Mogote Vegetation Complex being of 2,856 according to Shannon-Wiener (H´ index. So far species extinction events are not seen but not discarded for the future due to a decline in local rainfall during the last 15 years as well as human activities such as agriculture and local tourism.

  2. Cuba y la cuestión racial

    Velia Cecilia Bobes

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes race relations in Cuba within the context of her different historical conjunctures, and aims to demonstrate the existence of a racial cleavage in the present, within the dominant idea of the Nation as a supraracial and homogenous body. The paper demonstrates that the question of race has been present in all political movements in Cuba’s history, since it has always permeated the way in which Cubans perceive both themselves and others. Finally, the problem is analyzed within the framework of the revolutionary transformations from 1959 on, with special attention to the tensions implicit in the disjunction of equality before de low vs. the survival of racial prejudice.

  3. Catholic Church and State in Cuba: past and present relationships

    Delia CONTRERAS GARCÍA

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available After centuries of a deep presence in Cuba, the Catholic Church has always been part of a complex relationship with the political establishment. The break between Church and State that occurred after the Revolution, would soon show the institution’s ability to survive in unfavorable conditions. Now, after more than fifty years of revolutionary experience, the Catholic Church has become the sole internal interlocutor with the regime. The aim of this article is to analyze the process by which the Cuban Catholic Church has managed its relations with the Castro regime, balancing its pastoral mission with its social responsibilities, that has been increasing as new factors emerged, on both the national stage and on the International Relations front.

  4. Mycoplasmas hyorhinis in different regions of cuba: diagnosis

    Evelyn Lobo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available M. hyorhinis is considered one of the etiological agents of arthritis in sucking pigs, but recently as seen, some strains can produce pneumonia that could not be distinguished from the mycoplasmosis caused by M. hyopneumoniae. The study was conducted to research the presence of Mycoplasma hyorhinis (M. hyorhinis in different regions of the country from exudates of pig lungs with typical EP lesions. Exudates from 280 pig lungs with typical EP lesions were studied using molecular techniques such as PCR, real time PCR and amplification of the 16S-23S rRNA. It was detected that the 66% of the samples studied resulted positive to M. hyorhinis, and the presence of this species was detected in all the provinces. Amplification and studies on the intergenic region 16S-23S of M. hyorhinis rRNA demonstrated the existing variability among strains of a same species. This study is the first report on M. hyorhinis detection in Cuba.

  5. Los intereses sectoriales de la vivienda social en Cuba

    Adriana Rabinovich

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Dans les premières années qui ont suivi la révolution cubaine, l’Etat embrassa la responsabilité totale dans le domaine du logement social. Cette contribution analyse les modalités de prise en compte des tensions entre critères technocratiques et ceux du « design » ainsi que le rôle attribué à la population dans les politiques et programmes d’habitations collectives depuis 1959. Elle met en lumière le modèle étatique sectoriel lequel a progressivement priorisé la quantité et défini la qualité par des critères de productivité à bas coûts. L’exemple de l’ONG Habitat-Cuba illustre également la fragilité des expériences innovantes des années 1990 qui ont tenté de réconcilier les aspects technocratiques avec les attributs esthétiques, spatiaux et fonctionnels de l’habitat par des approches dites participatives.In the first few years following the Cuban revolution, the State assumed full responsibility for public housing. The present contribution analyzes modalities for dealing with the tensions between technological and design-related criteria, as well as the role set aside for the public in collective housing policies and programmes since 1949. It sheds light on the statist model that has gradually given priority to quantity while defining quality via criteria for low-cost productivity. The example of the NGO Habitat-Cuba also illustrates the fragile nature of the innovative experiments of the 1990s, which attempted to reconcile technocratic aspects with the aesthetic, spatial and functional attributes of housing by means of so-called participatory approaches.

  6. Avocado breeding in Cuba. State of the art biotechnologies

    Genetic diversity studies of avocado germplasm: Genetic diversity among avocado varieties cultivated in Cuba was undertaken considering 22 agronomic and morphological traits, 12 AFLP and 16 SSR primer combinations. Using agromorphological traits, cultivars clustered within racial groups confirming the ecological classification and a catalogue was prepared. AFLP and SSR markers were useful for providing a more accurate estimate of genetic distances between the cultivars. Identification and characterization of soil-borne isolates: A collection of Phytopohthora spp. and Phytium spp. strains isolated from commercial avocado orchards was constructed. Identification and characterization of these isolates was done based on morphological, physiological and molecular markers (ITS and Lpv 3 primers pairs) differentiating both genus and confirming the usefulness of using a combined approach for an accurate identification. A first description about P. palmivora affecting avocado trees in Cuba was reported based on morphological traits, maximum temperature of growing, amplification pattern using ITS primer combinations and sequencing information of the amplified product obtained with Lpv 3 primer pairs. Radiosensitivity curves useful for breeding purposes: Radiosensitivity curves to Gamma rays were determined in 'Duke-7' and 'Hass' cultivars commonly used as rootstocks. LD50 values were calculated to be 28 and 27 Gy for each cultivar, respectively. Selection for salinity conditions using zygotic embryos: Survival curves (LD50) were calculated for 'Duke-7' (56 mM of NaCl), 'Jose Antonio' (66 mM) and 'Catalina' (148 mM). LD20 and LD10 values, useful for breeding purposes, were also determined. Breeding avocado rootstocks using biotechnologies: An in vitro propagation method for avocado breeding purposes was optimized using zygotic embryos, combined with the LD50 values for Gamma rays and LD50 values for NaCl to obtain mutant lines from rootstock 'Duke-7' with improved salt

  7. A magnetic survey of mineral resources in northeastern Cuba

    Batista Rodriguez, Jose Alberto [Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico de Moa (Cuba)

    2006-01-15

    Interpretation of the aeromagnetic survey of northeastern Cuba at scale 1 50 000 is presented. Mainly ophiolitic rocks are characterized by a high magnetic response. The aeromagnetic data was reduced to the pole and the horizontal and vertical gradients, as well as the upward continuation were calculated. To define areas of serpentinized ultrabasic rocks at surface and depth, the magnetic field transformations were interpreted. We discuss lateral extension of outcrops, thickness variation of the ophiolitic rocks, basement extension and fault zones. Hydrothermal alterations indicate associated precious metal secondary mineralization. Operations are planned to limit damage to mining by siliceous material in Fe+Ni laterites. [Spanish] Cuba, en la cual afloran fundamentalmente rocas ofioliticas caracterizadas por un alto grado de magnetizacion. Los datos aeromagneticos fueron reducidos al polo y luego se realizaron los calculos de gradientes horizontales y verticales y la continuacion analitica ascendente. A partir de los resultados de estas transformaciones se delimitaron zonas donde predominan las rocas ultrabasicas serpentinizadas tanto en superficie como en profundidad, definiendose la extension lateral de estas rocas por debajo de las rocas que afloran en superficie. Tambien se estimaron las variaciones de los espesores de las rocas ofioliticas, el basamento de las rocas que afloran, la presencia de estructuras disyuntivas, y se proponen nuevas estructuras de este tipo. Por ultimo se delimitan las zonas de alteracion hidrotermal, lo cual posee gran importancia, ya que con las mismas se pueden vincular mineralizaciones de metales preciosos. Ademas, su delimitacion en depositos lateriticos permite orientar los trabajos de explotacion minera, teniendo en cuenta el dano que causa al proceso metalurgico la presencia de material silicio en las lateritas Fe+Ni.

  8. Isolation and identification of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus from sugarcane varieties in Cuba

    Marcia Rojas

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Sugarcane is one of the most important commercial crops in Cuba and other countries in the world. The worldwide occurrence of G. diazotrophicus in sugarcane and other plants suggest a beneficial association between this species and grass species. The potentialities of endophytes in the agricultural biotechnology are very high, that is why the detec-tion of this bacterium inside of sugarcane is so important. The aim of this work was to detect the occurrence of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus in 18 varieties of sugarcane growing in Cuba. This species was isolated in 13 varieties on the basis of micromorphological and colonies characteristics. For the first time it was isolated G. diazotrophi-cusfrom varieties Cuba 1616-75, Cuba 751-75, Campos Brasil 44-52 and SP701143 cultivated in Cuba. The 46 isolates from the varieties Jaronú 60-5, Cuba 323-68 and Media Luna 318 were identified as G. diazotrophicusby morphological and biochemical test.

  9. El Sistema de Control Interno para el Perfeccionamiento de la Gestión Empresarial en Cuba (Internal Control System for the Improvement of Corporate Governance in Cuba)

    Dinaidys Gómez-Selemeneva; Blanca Blanco Camping; Juan R. Conde Camilo

    2013-01-01

    Spanish abstract. En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio sobre los antecedentes del control interno empresarial, caracterizando el mismo en Cuba y exponiendo los principales postulados para la gestión del cambio empresarial y su aplicación. Así mismo se describe el proceso de cambio para la implementación del control interno en una organización. English abstract. In this study we examine the history of corporate internal control in order to characterize it in Cuba and to expose the main...

  10. Prevalencia de anemia infecciosa equina en el municipio de Santa Clara, Cuba - Prevalence of equine infectious anemia in the municipality of Santa Clara, Cuba

    Castillo Cuenca, Julio C

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenDada la naturaleza de contagiosidad y fatalidad de la anemia infecciosa equina nos propusimos realizar un estudio serológico con el objetivo de conocer la tasa de prevalencia de la enfermedad en el municipio de Santa Clara, provincia de Villa Clara, Cuba.SummaryGiven the nature of infectiousness and fatality of the equine infectious anemia we intended to carry out a serological study with the objective of knowing the prevalence rate of the disease in the municipality of Santa Clara, Villa Clara province, Cuba.

  11. Aspecto de interés sobre la ciguatera en Cuba (Aspects of interest on the ciguatera in Cuba

    Arencibia Carballo, Gustavo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLos pescadores caribeños alardean de poder descubrir cuando un pez esciguato (contaminado con las toxinas del ciguatera usando métodospropios, como llevar a cabo bioensayos como dar un pedazo del pez a ungato, verificando si las escamas se le caen a un peces recién capturado o sisus ojos son voluminosos o con poco brillo y que los pescadores creenvehementemente son pruebas apropiadas. Los archivos epidemiológicosen la muestra de Cuba recogen dos brotes de ciguatera por consumo depeces en la misma región del país asociada con la ingestión de este especie de pez, entonces mal identificado de Caranx fallax. Hay una necesidad urgente de identificar técnicas económicas para detectar diferentes complejos de toxinas del Ciguatera incluida palytoxinas y toxinas de diarreicas en el pez contaminado.SummaryCaribbean fishermen boast of being able to detect when a fish is “ciguato” (contaminated with ciguatera toxins by using folk methods, such as carrying out their own “bioassay” by feeding a piece of the fish to a cat,checking if the scales fall off a freshly caught fish, or if its eyes are bulky, that they vehemently claim to be appropriate tests. Epidemiological records in Cuba show there were in the past two Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP outbreaks in the same region of the country associated with the ingestion of the same kind of fish, then misidentified as Caranx fallax.There is an urgent need for economic techniques to detect different toxins of the CFP complex (which includes palytoxins and DSP toxins in the sameblack box in contaminated fish.

  12. Corrupción, burocracia colonial y veteranos separatistas en Cuba, 1868-1910

    Quiroz, Alfonso W.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Administrative corruption in Cuba during the nineteenth century was a serious problem addressed both by Spanish authorities and the critics of the colonial system in Cuba. In the long run the fiscal, financial, institutional, and ideological costs of corruption undermined Spanish colonial control in Cuba. While the state and Cuban taxpayers had to pay for the increased costs of corruption, corrupt public officials and private contractors and financiers benefited. This study uses both archival manuscript administrative sources and published sources to assess the impact of corruption and its institutional bases during the final phase of Spanish colonialism in Cuba and the early period of post-colonial transition.

    La corrupción administrativa en Cuba durante el siglo XIX constituyó un problema reconocido como muy grave tanto por las autoridades españolas como por los críticos del sistema colonial cubano. Los costos fiscales, institucionales, e ideológicos de la corrupción contribuían a la erosión del dominio español en Cuba. A causa de la corrupción el Estado percibía menos ingresos y los contribuyentes cubanos se veían forzados a llevar a cuestas una creciente deuda pública. Los funcionarios corruptos y los contratistas y financistas privilegiados por el rígido sistema colonial, por el contrario, percibían los beneficios informales a que se creían acreedores por defender el dominio territorial español en Cuba. Utilizando fuentes administrativas manuscritas de archivos cubanos y españoles, así como fuentes públicas impresas, este trabajo evalúa el impacto de la corrupción y sus particulares bases institucionales en la fase final del colonialismo español en la isla y la transición post-colonial temprana.

  13. Intimate Encounters: Affective Economies in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

    Amalia L. Cabezas

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Drawing on research in Cuba and the Dominican Republic this paper explores the uses of intimacy in both the corporate sector and in romantic relationships. I use research with hotel workers and with people involved in sexual-affective exchanges connected to tourism to link intimacy to the political economic structures of transnational tourism. These are new spaces of analysis that present practices of transnational corporategenerated intimacy that combine love – or the exploitation of worker’s emotions − and labour. The central aim is to intertwine the intimate with the global, from the formal customer service policies of transnational hotels with the informal, on-the-ground, intimate encounters between tourists and hospitality workers. The commercialization of intimacy, including sexual-affective relations in the delivery of hospitality services, is linked to political and economic processes that are part of transnational tourism practices. This paper challenges the notion that sex tourism and sex work are individualistic practices that exist outside of the spaces of corporate global profit. It further posits that relationships where money is exchanged are not necessarily devoid of care and intimacy.Resumen: Encuentros íntimos: economías afectivas en Cuba y República Dominicana A partir de investigaciones en Cuba y la República Dominicana, este trabajo explora los usos de la intimidad, tanto en el sector empresarial como en las relaciones románticas. Se hicieron investigaciones entre trabajadores de hostelería y personas involucradas en el intercambio afectivosexual relacionado con el turismo con el fin de vincular la intimidad de las estructuras políticoeconómicas del turismo transnacional. Estos son nuevos espacios de análisis que las prácticas de las empresas transnacionales generan por el uso de la intimidad que combinan el amor – o la explotación de las emociones del trabajador – y la mano de obra. El objetivo central

  14. Microorganismos indicadores de la calidad del agua potable en cuba

    Marlen Robert Pullés

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los agentes patógenos transmitidos por el agua constituyen un problema mundial que demanda un urgente control. Las bacterias, virus y parásitos causan enfermedades que varían en severidad. La determinación de microorganismos en el agua de consumo y su concentración proporcionan herramientas de control, indispensables para la toma de decisiones. Los controles rutinarios de todos los microorganismos, potencialmente riesgosos para la salud, resultan difíciles de llevar a cabo, debido a que ello representa, varios días de análisis y costos elevados. Para hacer una evaluación sencilla, económica y fiable de la presencia de patógenos, la vigilancia de la calidad del agua se efectúa mediante indicadores de contaminación, aplicando diferentes enfoques técnicos, cada uno con sus cualidades, defectos y limitaciones. El objetivo de esta revisión fue analizar el enfoque actual existente a nivel nacional e internacional, en relación con los indicadores microbiológicos empleados para la evaluación del agua potable, como elementos clave, y a partir de estos, proponer un esquema de monitoreo en Cuba. Los resultados reflejaron, la alternativa de considerar, la aplicación de un esquema para monitoreo complementario en Cuba, que incluya como indicadores de contaminación del agua potable además de las bacterias, algunos agentes biológicos no considerados en la norma, como los virus y los parásitos. Asimismo indicaron la necesidad de establecer un valor de referencia y definir los microorganismos a emplear en los monitoreos de validación, operativo o verificación. Esta propuesta aportaría importante información para la actualización de la norma cubana sobre la base del conocimiento de los estándares internacionales más reconocidos.

  15. Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of Cymbopogon citratus essential oil from Cuba and Brazil against housefly.

    Pinto, Zeneida Teixeira; Sánchez, Félix Fernández; dos Santos, Arith Ramos; Amaral, Ana Claudia Fernandes; Ferreira, José Luiz Pinto; Escalona-Arranz, Julio César; Queiroz, Margareth Maria de Carvalho

    2015-01-01

    Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus collected from Brazil and Cuba was tested to a chemical characterization and then was tested on the post-embryonic development of Musca domestica. The chemical composition analysis by GC-MS of the oils from Brazil/Cuba allowed the identification of 13 and 12 major constituents respectively; nine of them common to both. In the both oils, the main components were the isomers geranial and neral, which together form the compound citral. This corresponds to a total of 97.92%/Brazil and 97.69%/Cuba of the compounds identified. The monoterpene myrcene, observed only in the sample of Cuba, presented a large relative abundance (6.52%). The essential oil of C. citratus (Brazil/Cuba) was dissolved in DMSO and tested at concentrations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100% and citral was prepared by mixing 16.8 mg with 960 µL DMSO. Both essential oils and monoterpene citral were applied topically to newly-hatched larvae (1µL/larva). The results showed a lethal concentration (LC50) of 4.25 and 3.24% for the Brazilian and Cuban essential oils, respectively. Mortalities of larval and newly-hatched larvae to adult periods were dose-dependent for the two both oils as for monoterpene citral, reaching 90%. Both essential oils and citral caused morphological changes in adult specimens. PMID:25909251

  16. Nuclear energy in Cuba: its perspectives and the realities of today's world

    This is a study of Cuba's plan for assimilating nuclear energy. It explains that over a period of approximately 15 years, more than 25% of the country's electricity production will be transferred to nuclear power plants and explains the need for and importance of this task. The paper makes a comparative analysis between the Third World countries that are carrying out nuclear programs and Cuba, highlighting Cuba's creation of important bases for infrastructure, education and scientific and technical potential, and points out the fact that as a socialist country Cuba is able to use its resources rationally to promote development and maintain broad, beneficial international cooperation. Cuba's general conditions for facing this task are referred to and the various steps that have been taken since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution are explained, with emphasis on the basic directions in which the country's efforts have been concentrated since 1980, including, concretely: nuclear energy, fundamental and applied research; the application of nuclear technology to medicine, the economy and other branches; the creation of radiological protection measures and systems; the education and training of personnel; international relations and the encouragement of cooperation plans. The crisis of the capitalist energy scheme is raised as well as the Third World's inability to assimilate nuclear energy. The new strategy of the industrialized countries is analyzed. It also raises the struggle and perspectives for the new technologies, as well as the ideological struggle with regard to the Cuban nuclear program. (B.R.D.)

  17. Diversidad haplotípica en el manatí Trichechus manatus en Cuba: resultados preliminares

    Hernandez-Martinez, Damir; Alvarez-Aleman, Anmari; Bonde, Robert K.; Powell, James A.; Garcia-Machado, Erik

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this analysis was to obtain information regarding the mtDNA haplotype composition of the manatee (T. manatus) occupying the Cuban archipelago. A fragment of 410 bp of the non-coding region was analyzed for 12 individual manatees from Cuba and one from Florida, USA. Only two haplotypes were identified. Haplotype A1, found exclusively in Florida (including in the sample analyzed here) but also found in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, was the most frequent haplotype (11 of the 12 samples from Cuba) and widely distributed. The second haplotype A3, previously referred to as endemic from Belize, was identified from an individual stranded in Isabela de Sagua, north of Cuba. These preliminary results provide information about three major aspects of manatee biology: (1) the mtDNA genetic diversity of T. manatus in Cuba seems low as compared to other regions of the Caribbean; (2) the Cuban population likely belongs to the group comprising Florida and the portions of the Greater Antilles; and (3) the territories of Belize and Cuba have exchanged individuals at present or in a relatively recent past.

  18. Radium-226 on drinking water of Camaguey, Cuba

    The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water of Camaguey city, Cuba, was measured using the emanometric method. The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water ranged from 15 ± 5 mBq.l-1 to 39 ±12 mBq.l-1. The mean specific activity of Ra-226 was found to be 27 ± 8 mBq.l-1. No seasonal variation was found. Water samples were collected from the two main sources of drinking water: private wells and governmental water supply system, being the mean specific activities of Ra-226: 25 ± 7 mBq.l-1 and 31 ± 9 mBq.l-1 , respectively. Based upon measured concentrations the age-dependent associated effective doses due to the ingestion of Ra-226, as a consequence of direct consumption of drinking water, have been calculated. For the age interval 1 year to 5 years, the average effective dose was 6,2 μSv.y-1, and for adults the average effective dose was 5,2 μSv.y-1. (author)

  19. EL NÍQUEL EN SUELOS Y PLANTAS DE CUBA

    Olegario Muñiz Ugarte

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El contenido de Níquel (Ni en el suelo es muydependiente del material parental que le dio origen. Por otraparte, el Ni existente en su superficie, puede ser tambiénun reflejo de su contaminación. La literatura internacionalseñala valores de Ni total en los suelos del mundo entre0,2 y 450 mg kg-1. Se conoce en la actualidad, que aunqueel Ni es esencial para las plantas superiores, su exceso enforma disponible puede ser tóxico, por lo que se consideraun Metal Pesado. En Cuba las encuestas realizadas reflejanun contenido medio de 122,3 mg kg-1de Ni total, muysuperior al señalado por la literatura internacional y valoresextremos de hasta 2850,0 mg kg-1en suelos desarrolladossobre rocas ultrabásicas (serpentinita. Sin embargo, noexisten reportes de valores elevados (tóxicos del elementoen los cultivos. En el trabajo se discute el origen y formasen que se encuentra el Ni en los suelos cubanos; así comosu posible efecto tóxico para las plantas y animales que sealimentan de ellas. Finalmente, se concluyó planteando lanecesidad de establecer Límites Permisibles de Ni en elsuelo, diferenciados de acuerdo al tipo de suelo y su uso.

  20. Dangerous wastes management in Cuba. Current situation and perspectives

    The appropriate handling of the dangerous waste has become a topic of high priority for all the countries and especially for those developing one that in general, they lack solid technical infrastructure, suitable technologies and human resources properly qualified to carry out this work without causing negative impacts on the environment. For these countries, this matter represents a true challenge, requiring you to have financial resources to create capacities and to acquire technologies, that which reality should be made with the support of the developed countries, but that up to now it doesn't stop to be a commitments without in the practice it is materialized in an effective way. The collaboration and the cooperation among the countries in development are also an useful road that should be increased. This work seeks to expose as Cuba it has faced this challenge, presenting the carried out actions, the confronted difficulties and the future actions that will be attacked so that the handling of dangerous waste doesn't constitute an environmental problem to solve

  1. Population effective collective dose from nuclear medicine examination in Cuba

    In an attempt to estimate the effective collective dose imparted to the population of Camagueey-Ciego de Avila territory (Cuba)), we have made use of the statistics from nuclear medicine examinations given to a population of 1.1 million inhabitants for the years 1995-1999. The average annual frequency of examinations was estimated to be 3.82 per 1000 population. The results show that nuclear medicine techniques of thyroid imaging with 43.73% and thyroid uptake with 43.36% are the main techniques implicated in the relative contribution to the total annual effective collective dose, which averaged 54.43 man Sv for the studied period. Radiation risks for the Camagueey-Ciego de Avila population caused by nuclear medicine examinations in the period studied were calculated: the total number of fatal and non-fatal cancers was 16.33 and the number of serious hereditary disturbance was 3.54 as a result of 21,073 nuclear medicine procedures, corresponding to a total detriment of one case per thousand examinations. (authors)

  2. Total arsenic in marine organisms from Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba

    Full text: Levels of total arsenic were determined in muscle tissues of species of finnish, crustaceans and molluscs from Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba. The arsenic contents in the samples were determined using an Energy Dispersive X Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) method. The highest values of Total arsenic were found in crustaceans. Averages found for fish, crustaceans and molluscs were 10.2, 26.5 and 22 μg g-1 dry wt, respectively. These results are considered to be characteristic for normal or naturally altered areas. Cienfuegos Bay, situated in the Southern part of Cuba, is a semi-enclosed bay with a surface area of 90 km2 and an average depth of 14 m. It is connected to the Caribbean Sea by a narrow channel 3 km long. The bay is divided in two well defined hydrographic basins, due to the presence of a submerged ridge 1m below the surface. The Northern basin receives most of the anthropic impact from the outfall of Cienfuegos city (150,000 inhabitants), industrial pole in the country, and the freshwater input of Damuji and Salado rivers. The Southern basin is subjected to a smaller degree of anthropic pollution originating from the Caonao and Arimao rivers. Part of the Southern basin is a natural park, which represents a niche for protected migratory birds and marine species. The bay represents the most important natural resource in the province, due to fishing activities, maritime transport, tourism industry and natural parks. During the last decade it has acquired an important economic and social development, resulting in an increase of industrial and domestic wastes which are discharged into the bay. Direct input of Arsenic to Cienfuegos bay occurs through the Nitrogen Fertilizer Factory, which was authorized to release Arsenic residuals up to 1981 and where two accidental As spills took place in 1979 and 2001. Marine organisms represent an important component of the diet of the population of Cienfuegos. In particular, people from the coastal areas of Castillo de Jagua

  3. Total arsenic in marine organisms from Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba

    Full text: Levels of total arsenic were determined in muscle tissues of species of finnish, crustaceans and molluscs from Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba. The arsenic contents in the samples were determined using an Energy Dispersive X Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) method. The highest values of Total arsenic were found in crustaceans. Averages found for fish, crustaceans and molluscs were 10.2, 26.5 and 22 μg g-1 dry wt, respectively. These results are considered to be characteristic for normal or naturally altered areas. Cienfuegos Bay, situated in the Southern part of Cuba, is a semi-enclosed bay with a surface area of 90 km2 and an average depth of 14 m. It is connected to the Caribbean Sea by a narrow channel 3 km long. The bay is divided in two well defined hydrographic basins, due to the presence of a submerged ridge 1m below the surface. The Northern basin receives most of the anthropic impact from the outfall of Cienfuegos city (150,000 inhabitants), industrial pole in the country, and the freshwater input of Damuji and Salado rivers. The Southern basin is subjected to a smaller degree of anthropic pollution originating from the Caonao and Arimao rivers. Part of the Southern basin is a natural park, which represents a niche for protected migratory birds and marine species. The bay represents the most important natural resource in the province, due to fishing activities, maritime transport, tourism industry and natural parks. During the last decade it has acquired an important economic and social development, resulting in an increase of industrial and domestic wastes which are discharged into the bay. Direct input of Arsenic to Cienfuegos bay occurs through the Nitrogen Fertilizer Factory, which was authorized to release Arsenic residuals up to 1981 and where two accidental As spills took place in 1979 and 2001. Marine organisms represent an important component of the diet of the population of Cienfuegos. In particular, people from the coastal areas of Castillo de Jagua

  4. Seven years of individual monitoring service in Cuba

    The Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) has been carrying out from 1987 the individual monitoring of workers occupationally exposed to the ionizing radiations in the Republic of Cuba, excepting those that employ X-rays in diagnostic radiology. In this paper the results of the individual monitoring services during the period 1987-1993 are discussed. For all occupational practices the current system of dose limitation established in the country with 50 mSv as limit of annual dose is satisfied. The distribution in all occupational practices other than nuclear medicine and gamma-therapy is characterized by having more than 95% of the controlled personnel with an effective dose lower than 5 mSv. In the case of nuclear medicine and gamma-therapy more than 80% of the workers were below that dose value. For the practices evaluated in this paper the possibility of assuming the system of dose limitation recommended by ICRP is evident. The evaluations carried out for the introduction of operational quantities Hp(0.07) and Hp(10) in dose assessment procedure are presented. The expressions obtained during the characterization of the film badge dosemeter, in terms of operational quantities guarantees a deviation of response of the dosemeter with depending upon energies, lower than 20 %. (author)

  5. Evolution of Rates of Return to Schooling in Tunisia: 1980-1999

    Salma Zouari- Bouatour

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available With reference to the theory of human capital, we estimate the Mincerian earnings functions based on individual data from national surveys of population and employment in 1980 and 1999. We show that the rates of return to education are, in 1980 and 1999, increasing proportionally with educational level. This growth of return rates means that the incentives for human capital accumulation continue to be strong. This result is general, it is observed for men and women, and in urban and rural areas. However, between 1980 and 1999, the average rate of return to education declined from 9.5% to 5.9%. Furthermore, this decline in the rates of return is general for all levels of education. This phenomenon affects the urban and rural areas as well as men and women. But the decline in the rate of return increases when the education level is low: the less the education level is, the bigger the decline in the rate of return is. This can result in a general deficiency in demand for labor by companies which seriously affects low qualified people. Following Heckman (1979, we re-estimate the earnings functions corrected for selection bias due to Mill's reversed ratio. The new findings of education return rates are superior to those obtained from the standard estimates. The results prove that education return rates increase when the education level increases; moreover, it explained the decline that happened between 1980 and 1999, which touched all education levels. However, the relative decrease in returns to education becomes larger in higher education levels; the lack of demand for labor would be felt more for the more educated.

  6. The Reorganization of Basic Science Departments in U.S. Medical Schools, 1980-1999.

    Mallon, William T.; Biebuyck, Julien F.; Jones, Robert F.

    2003-01-01

    Constructed a longitudinal database to examine how basic science departments have been reorganized at U.S. medical schools. Found that there were fewer basic science departments in the traditional disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, and physiology in 1999 than in 1980. But as biomedical science has developed in an…

  7. Medical care and deaths due to coronary artery disease in Brazil, 1980-1999

    Ines Lessa

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of medical care preceding deaths due to coronary artery diseases (CAD in different Brazilian regions and capitals and to describe trends in medical care from 1980 to 1999. METHODS: Information on medical care preceding deaths due to coronary artery diseases/acute myocardial infarction in adults > 20 years from 1980 to 1999 was collected in the DATASUS, the databank of the Brazilian Health Ministry. Sex, states, and capitals selected for 1999 were analyzed in the study. Medical care was stratified as follows: with, without, and ignored medical care. The descriptive analysis comprised frequencies, ratios of frequency, test for proportions, and increments or reductions in frequencies. RESULTS: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI represented 75 to 85% of the CAD in the period; the frequency of deaths with medical care ranged from 48.9 to 63%, and that of ignored medical care ranged from 27.2 to 41.5%. The frequency of other CAD with medical care ranged from 56 to 76%. The frequency of deaths preceded by medical care decreased by 17.8%, and that with ignored medical care increased by 36.5% (RF=2. The values for the other CAD were -20.2% and +64.6% (RF=44.4. Deaths preceded by medical care were more frequent in females at all ages and in all Brazilian regions. CONCLUSION: The results show a high frequency of sudden death and suggest errors in diagnosis or codification and overestimation of the statistics about mortality. Validation of the death certificate diagnosis and frequent surveillance are required.

  8. Cuba: the strategic choice of advanced scientific development, 1959-2014

    Baracca, Angelo

    2016-01-01

    Cuba is continuing attracting the attention of the international scientific community for some important and unexpected achievements in applied science such as health biotechnology. They represent outcomes of the 1959 decision of Cuba to develop an advanced scientific system in order to address the most urgent problems for the development of the country and to overcome the condition of subalternity. This ambitious objective was tackled in a very original way, making a broad and wide-ranging recourse to every effective support and collaboration, with Soviet but also Western scientists and institutions, in addition to a peculiar Cuban inventiveness. Indeed, immediately after the revolution, Cuba developed an advanced and articulated scientific system, and achieved a level of excellence in leading scientific fields, like biotechnology, quite independently from the Soviet Union, which was behind in this field. Even the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, that could have put the achievements of the Re...

  9. Quality control to the service of diagnostic radiology in policlinics and hospitals of Santiago de Cuba

    The work presents the results obtained in the Quality Control in diagnostic X-ray equipment accomplished in 33 clinics of Santiago de Cuba city. The performed test were, to the X-ray generator, X-ray tube, devices collimation and alignment, as well as to the light boxes, dark rooms, and radiographic screen-film combinations. Moreover the work presents the results of the Entrance Doses for a reference patient in radiographic projections of frequent use in clinics of Santiago de Cuba city (chest, lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis). For the evaluation of the verified technical parameters were used the tolerance criterions recommended by the Technical Guide elaborated by the State Control Centre of Medical of Cuba. In the case of the Entrance Dose were used the dose levels that recommended by the International Basic Safety Standards for protection against ionizing radiation and for safety of radiation sources

  10. Cuba’s Academic Advantage: Why Student’s in Cuba Do Better in School

    Michael O’Sullivan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In Cuba’s Academic Advantage, Martin Carnoy analyses the success of the Cuban school system as measured by the results achieved by Cuban students in international math, science, and language tests. The study includes data from Chile and Brazil whose students consistently test less well than Cuban students on these same tests despite the fact that these two countries enjoy better socio-economic indicators than does Cuba and educational reform efforts have been undertaken by their respective governments. He references studies, the results of which are well known by researchers, which demonstrate that academic success among socially disadvantaged students is far less likely than for students from better-off families (p. 45. Why does this co-relation not hold true for Cuba? Carnoy argues that an important component of student success in Cuba, including students from lower socio-economic circumstances, is the result of what he terms state-generated social capital.

  11. Dinámica de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba (1846-1931).

    Orestes Gárciga Gárciga

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo forma parte de una investigación mayor que estudia la actividad laboral de la población cubana en el periodo de 1846-1931, mediante el procesamiento de los datos estadísticos correspondientes a los censos de 1846, 1862, 1899, 1907, 1919 y 1931. El trabajo está compuesto por cuatro partes: «Método para el estudio de la estructura ocupacional de Cuba»; «La población de Cuba entre 1846 y 1931»; «La evolución de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba de 1846 a 1931» y «Fuerza de trabajo calif...

  12. Masculinities studies in eastern Cuba: imaginaries significations. Estudios de masculinidades en la región oriental de Cuba: develando imaginarios. Estudios de masculinidades en la región oriental de Cuba: develando imaginarios.

    Denise Regina Quaresma da Silva

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we approached a study about masculinities imaginaries significations in eastern Cuba. Firstly, we rescued relevant moments of the masculinities studies in the country and some theoretical contributions to understand the social production of the masculinities. Besides, we show the qualitative results from the groups with men.En este artículo abordamos un estudio sobre significaciones imaginarias en torno a las masculinidades en la región oriental de Cuba. Primeramente, rescatamos momentos relevantes del desarrollo de los estudios de masculinidades en el país y algunas contribuciones teóricos que consideramos necesarias para comprender la producción de las masculinidades. Presentamos, además, los resultados cualitativos que emergieron de grupos de discusión realizados con hombres.En este artículo abordamos un estudio sobre significaciones imaginarias en torno a las masculinidades en la región oriental de Cuba. Primeramente, rescatamos momentos relevantes del desarrollo de los estudios de masculinidades en el país y algunas contribuciones teóricos que consideramos necesarias para comprender la producción de las masculinidades. Presentamos, además, los resultados cualitativos que emergieron de grupos de discusión realizados con hombres.

  13. Especies nuevas del género Gibberula (Mollusca: Cystiscidae de Cuba y Venezuela New species of the genus Gibberula (Mollusca: Cystiscidae from Cuba and Venezuela

    José Espinosa

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describen 3 especies nuevas de moluscos marinos: Gibberula palmasola sp. n., recolectada en la vegetación asociada a rocas rodeadas de sedimentos blandos en una laguna costera cercada por mangle en la península de Guanahacabibes, Cuba, y caracterizada por presentar, el animal vivo, la cabeza negra y una distribución típica de bandas negras y pardas con lunares anaranjados en el manto bajo la concha; Gibberula dosmosquises sp. n., recolectada en fondos rocosos del Caribe insular de Venezuela, se caracteriza por una discreta coloración del manto y un patrón de manchas en el pie, y Gibberula thetisae sp. n, proveniente de los pastos marinos del golfo de Batabanó, Cuba, con 3 pliegues en la columela, el último muy débil, y un labio externo casi cortante, caracteres que permiten separarla de todas las demás especies conocidas en el área antillana, aunque se desconozca la anatomía del animal. Se discute la lista de especies válidas del género para Cuba y Venezuela, y se hacen adiciones y consideraciones al complejo de especies en torno a Gibberula ubitaensis Espinosa y Ortea, 2000.Three new species of marine molluscs are described. Gibberula palmasola new species, collected in vegetation associated with rocks surrounded by soft sediments in a coastal lagoon surrounded by mangroves in Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba, and characterized by a black head and typical distribution of black and brown bands and orange spots in the mantle. Gibberula dosmosquises new species, collected in rocky bottoms of a Caribbean island from Venezuela, characterized by a simple staining in the mantle and a pattern of spots on the foot, and Gibberula thetisae new species, from sea grass in the gulf of Batabano, Cuba, with shell having 3 columellar folds, the last very weak, and a sharp outer lip; although, its anatomy is not known, these conchological characters separate it from all other known species in the Antilles. Aditionally, the list of valid species

  14. Justo de Lara y la evolución del periodismo en Cuba

    Garrell, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    Justo de Lara es probablemente un gran desconocido de la historia de Cuba, aunque se le reconocen ciertos méritos literarios y periodísticos que deberían ser suficientes para rescatarlo del baúl de la historia y recordarlo como a uno de los protagonistas con una importancia relativa pero con una validez notable a la hora de sumergirnos tanto en la historia del periodismo como en la historia misma de Cuba. Justo de Lara nos ofrece una ventana, un mirador excepcional desde el cual reseguir los ...

  15. Validation and use of an ELISA kit for the diagnosis of Babesia bovis in Cuba

    Babesia bovis, the most important etiological agent causing bovine babesiosis, is widely distributed in Cuba and affects mainly adult cattle. A survey of the prevalence of the disease in cattle using an ELISA kit (FAO/IAEA) revealed that 34.2% of the animals between 6 and 18 months of age were positive to Babesia bovis, whereas 69.9% on the cattle older than 18 months were positive. Antibodies to Babesia bovis were detected in 96.9% of calves vaccinated with an attenuated Babesia bovis vaccine. A good correlation was found between the results of ELISA kit with those from indirect immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase tests developed in Cuba. (author)

  16. Reading the Revolution: Where Has the Literature Taken Us in Understanding Cuba?

    Antoni Kapcia

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available – Cuba. A New History, by Richard Gott. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. – The Cuban Revolution. Past, Present and Future Perspectives, by Geraldine  Lievesley. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. – People’s Power. Cuba’s Experience with Representative Government, by Peter  Roman. (Updated edition Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.  – Cuba. A Revolution in Motion, by Isaac Saney. Black Point, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Books; London: Zed Books, 2003.

  17. Metrology positronic issuers for nuclear medicine in Cuba: current state and development prospects

    At work the current state of metrology positronic issuers for nuclear medicine in Cuba is presented. the main achievements in the implementation of measurement standards and issues affecting the uncertainty of measurements at different levels of hierarchy of the existing chain of traceability for determinations of the activity of F-18 and Ga-68 is described, the main radionuclides expected to be used in the short term in PET and PET / CT applications in the country. Immediate prospects development of measurement standards positronic emitters for use in nuclear medicine in Cuba, in particular the possibilities of establishing equivalence between Cuban standards and national and international standards are also set. (author)

  18. The new 2nd-generation laser station at Santiago de Cuba

    Masevich, A. G.; Chepurnov, B. D.; Fundora, M.; del Pino, J.; Kautzleben, H.

    The new laser-radar station at Santiago de Cuba was equipped in cooperation between the Academies of Sciences of the USSR, Cuba and the G.D.R. The system is based on a modified satellite-tracking camera (SBG). Its basic concept and the technical performance are similar to the laser-radar station of the Central Institute for Physics of the Earth, Potsdam. During a first 6-weeks-observation campaign (Dec. 1985 - Jan. 1986), 70 satellite passes (including 40 passes of the geodynamical satellite LAGEOS) were obtained.

  19. Control Programs of tuberculosis from 1963 to 1970 in Cuba. Historic analysis

    Enrique Ramón Beldarraín Chaple

    2015-01-01

    The fight against tuberculosis began in Cuba at the end of the XIX century, in Santiago de Cuba. At the beginning of the XX century the League Against Tuberculosis was created with a limited action for the lack of funds and an adequated strategy. In 1936 The National Board of tuberculosis was created, that accomplished few activities and they did not cause impact neither in morbidity nor in mortality produced by the disease in the population. In 1959, with the change of strategy introduced by...

  20. Cuba: transición, sucesión, estabilidad, seguridad

    Joaquín ROY

    2010-01-01

    Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto ...

  1. Dinámica de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba 1846-1931 (II)

    Orestes Gárciga Gárciga

    2014-01-01

    En «Dinámica de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba 1846-1931» se estudia el procesamiento de los datos estadísticos que, acerca de la actividad laboral de la población, presentaron los censos de 1846, 1862, 1899, 1907, 1919 y 1931. Debido a su extensión, la obra ha sido dividida en tres partes para ser publicada en Novedades en Población. El presente artículo examina la evolución de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba de 1846 a 1931, a través de diversas clasificaciones internacionales empleadas en estos ...

  2. Mortalidad por tuberculosis en Cuba, 1902-1997

    Edilberto González Ochoa

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Se describió el comportamiento de la mortalidad por tuberculosis en Cuba desde 1902 hasta 1997. Durante el siglo xx se ha estudiado esta en varias etapas, pero no se han publicado trabajos que reflejen de forma integrada su comportamiento. Se tomaron las notificaciones de tuberculosis y las poblaciones por sexo, edad y provincias disponibles desde 1902 en los archivos de la Dirección Nacional de Estadísticas del Ministerio de Salud Pública. Se analizaron la tendencia y los porcentajes de variación de las tasas crudas y específicas. La tendencia de la mortalidad por tuberculosis resultó descendente, con tasas desde 230,9 × 105 en 1902 hasta 0,7 en 1997. Descendió 71,7 % en el período 1902-1940, 74 % de 1943 a 1959, 85 % de 1960 a 1978 y 0,16 % de 1985 a 1991. De 1991 a 1994 aumentó 40 % y de 1994 a 1997 volvió a descender 30 %. Tanto las pulmonares como extrapulmonares descendieron por igual. En el sexo femenino fueron mayores hasta 1940 y a partir de 1943 predominaron en el masculino. Las tasas más altas estuvieron en el grupo de edad de 65 años y más. En menores de 15 años fue insignificante en los últimos 30 años. La capital del país presentó las tasas más altas. Se concluyó que las tasas de mortalidad por tuberculosis han tenido un gran descenso durante el presente siglo, y deberá desaparecer como problema de salud en los próximos 10 años.The behavior of mortality from tuberculosis in Cuba from 1902 to 1997 was described. During the xx century, tuberculosis has been studied in various stages, but no papers reflecting its behavior in a comprehensive way have been published so far. To this end, the notifications of tuberculosis and the populations by sex, age and provinces available since 1902 in the archives of the National Statistics Division of the Ministry of Public Health were taken into consideration. The trend and the percentages of variation of the gross and specific rates were analyzed. A descending trend of

  3. Emergency response during the radiological control of scraps in Cuba

    In the last few years, in the international scene, incidents have been reported due to the presence of radioactive materials in the scrap. This reality has motivated the adoption of measures of radiological security, due to the implications that these incidents have for the public and the environment, as well as for the international trade. Among theses actions is the implementation of the radiological control of scrap, with the additional requirement that this control has to be implemented in the framework of a Quality Management Program.Taking into account the international experience, our institution designed and organized in 2002 a national service for the radiological monitoring of scrap, being the clients the main exporting and trading enterprises of this material in the country. During these years, several contaminated materials have been detected, causing incidents that activated the radiological emergency response system. In this sense, since some years ago, our country has been working in the implementation of a national and ministerial system for facing and mitigating the consequences of accidental radiological situations, conjugating efforts and wills from different national institutions with the leadership of the Center of Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) and the Center of Nuclear Security (CNSN) in correspondence with the social responsibility assigned to the them. These incidents propitiate to have not only a system of capacity and quick response oriented to limit the exposure of people, to control the sources, to mitigate the consequences of the accident and to reestablish the conditions of normality, but also a previous adequate planning that guarantees the speed and effectiveness of it. In these work the experiences reached by the specialists of the CPHR from Cuba during the occurrence of an incident in the execution of the service of radiological monitoring of scraps are exposed. (author)

  4. Graham Greene and Cuba: Our man in Havana?

    Peter Hulme

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana was published on October 6, 1958. Seven days later Greene arrived in Havana with Carol Reed to arrange for the filming of the script of the novel, on which they had both been working. Meanwhile, after his defeat of the summer offensive mounted by the Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, in the mountains of eastern Cuba, just south of Bayamo, Fidel Castro had recently taken the military initiative: the day after Greene and Reed’s arrival on the island, Che Guevara reached Las Villas, moving westwards towards Havana. Six weeks later, on January 1, 1959, after Batista had fled the island, Castro and his Cuban Revolution took power. In April 1959 Greene and Reed were back in Havana with a film crew to film Our Man in Havana. The film was released in January 1960. A note at the beginning of the film says that it is “set before the recent revolution.” In terms of timing, Our Man in Havana could therefore hardly be more closely associated with the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. But is that association merely accidental, or does it involve any deeper implications? On the fiftieth anniversary of novel, film, and Revolution, that seems a question worth investigating, not with a view to turning Our Man in Havana into a serious political novel, but rather to exploring the complexities of the genre of comedy thriller and to bringing back into view some of the local contexts which might be less visible now than they were when the novel was published and the film released.

  5. Radiological Surveillance in the Central Region of Cuba

    This work shows the results of the radiological surveillance of the environment, carried out by the Center of Environmental Studies from Cienfuegos province, in the central region of Cuba during 1994-2014. the environmental equivalent gamma dose rate was daily measured with a Gamma Tracer GF1588 probe. The activity concentrations of 40K, 137Cs and 226Ra were determined in sugar, milk and bananas, and the activity concentrations and the activity fluxes of 7Be, 40K, 137Cs and 210Pb were determined in aerosols by means of high resolution gamma spectrometry. The environmental equivalent gamma dose rate showed a constant tendency with 89 nSvh-1 standard deviation; the activity concentrations of 40K, 137Cs and 226Ra in sugar, milk and bananas were very below the action level for radionuclides in general consumption foods, dedicated to the international trade; the activity concentrations of 137Cs and 226Ra were below the detection limits. The existence of a fundamental pattern in the annual behavior of the radionuclides in aerosols was demonstrated by means of the multivariate statistical analysis. It was mainly determined by the rains, and it was characterized by a maximum of activity concentration and a minimum of activity flux in January-May; a minimum of activity concentration and a maximum of activity flux in June-October and by a transit period in November-December, with low values in both variables. The general decreasing tendency of the atmospheric 137Cs and the quick decreasing behavior of the 131I, coming from the Fukushima accident in Japan were demonstrated. (Author)

  6. ¿Dominio público en Cuba?.

    Nerbys Hernández Dorta

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available La construcción doctrinal del Dominio Público como categoría jurídica nació con la finalidad de articular un sistema de protección de las necesidades colectivas que satisfacían determinados bienes. Esta función de protección se le atribuyó al Estado, su titular. La titularidad de éste sobre los bienes de Dominio Público no podía ir acompañada de las facultades de disposición propias del derecho de propiedad. Sin embargo, la existencia dentro del Dominio Público de bienes creados por el hombre y bienes provenientes de la naturaleza dio lugar a la distinción entre el “Dominio público natural”, integrado por los recursos naturales destinados al uso común de todos, y el “Dominio público artificial”, formado por bienes de uso público construidos para dar respuesta a las necesidades del hombre. Por ello se cuestiona si constituye el Dominio Público un mecanismo de gestión ambiental en Cuba. Pudiendo determinarse que no existe una nominación de dominio público en el país y por consiguiente no se utiliza esta institución como mecanismo de protección ambiental, recomendando prestar una especial atención a este novedoso mecanismo de protección con la finalidad de su aplicación en el territorio nacional.

  7. Biogas potential in the meat installation of Santiago de Cuba

    The Meat Processing Center of Santiago is located 13 kilometers from the city of the same name in the National Freeway. There, 61 heads of bovine livestock are sacrificed daily approximately around 325 Kg. of weight average and 197 pigs of 80 kg. of weight average, which has a demurrage average between 2 and 3 days in the corrals of the Meat Processing Center which generates a significant amount of excretes, rumen (food not digested by the bowels), bleed fluff, slops, meat residuals and fatty, as well as tripes, all that which constitutes a waste of a discharge at the present time loads pollutant that besides not taking advantage, for the maintenance of some appropriate norms of hygiene, the Meat Processing Center of meat by products is under the obligation of using big quantities of water, which constitutes an important factor of the elaboration cost. After that, the treatment in the plant and its final discharge in acceptable drains increase the general expenses. The big slaughterhouses can produce waste waters with a biochemical demand of oxygen of five days of 1300 ppm. The treatment of the waste and elimination of the waste waters coming from slaughterhouses and meat processing plants are an economic necessity and of public health. The main objectives of this work were: 1) To calculate the energy potentialities of the residuals of the productions pig, bovine and other residuals to transform them into energy and their effluents like organic fertilizer cleans of pathogen elements, by means of the process of anaerobic fermentation. 2) To Transform the Biomass into energy given by the different economic activities of the entity, taking advantage of the same one in the process. To achieve these results we have used the literature in this respect and the experience that exists in the province of Santiago from Cuba in this direction, as for the use of the residuals for the biogas production and to dedicate it to the cooking of food and the production of electric

  8. Emergency response during the radiological control of scraps in Cuba

    In the last few years, in the international scene, incidents have been reported due to the presence of radioactive materials in the scrap. This reality has motivated the adoption of measures of radiological security, due to the implications that these incidents have for the public and the environment, as well as for the international trade. Among these actions is the implementation of the radiological control of scrap, with the additional requirement that this control has to be implemented in the framework of a Quality Management Program. Taking into account the international experience, our institution designed and organized in 2002 a national service for the radiological monitoring of scrap, being the clients the main exporting and trading enterprises of this material in the country. During these years, several contaminated materials have been detected, causing incidents that activated the radiological emergency response system. In this sense, since some years ago, our country has been working in the implementation of a national and ministerial system for facing and mitigating the consequences of accidental radiological situations, conjugating efforts and wills from different national institutions with the leadership of the Center of Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) and the Center of Nuclear Security (CNSN) in correspondence with the social responsibility assigned to them. These incidents propitiate to have not only a system of capacity and quick response oriented to limit the exposure of people, to control the sources, to mitigate the consequences of the accident and to reestablish the conditions of normality, but also a previous adequate planning that guarantees the speed and effectiveness of it. In these work the experiences reached by the specialists of the CPHR from Cuba during the occurrence of an incident in the execution of the service of radiological monitoring of scraps are exposed. (author)

  9. Biología reproductiva de Polioptila lembeyei (Aves: Polioptilidae) en la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    Sánchez-Losada, Margarita; Reyes Vázquez, Ángel Eduardo; Rodríguez Santana, Freddy; Viña Dávila, Nicasio; López Iborra, Germán Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Se estudió la biología reproductiva de Polioptila lembeyei en la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba durante los años 2006 y 2007 en seis formaciones vegetales. Se describieron aspectos de su reproducción en términos de cronología reproductiva, tamaño de puesta, duración del período de incubación, permanencia de los polluelos en el nido, morfometría de nidos y huevos, y caracterización del sitio de nidificación en cuanto a la altura de los nidos y especie y altura de las ...

  10. Cuba y la transición política: tan cerca y... tan lejos. Reflexiones 2009 sobre el futuro político en Cuba

    Carlos Manuel RODRÍGUEZ ARECHAVALETA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de una revisión teórica de autores fundamentales sobre democratizaciones en la tercera ola, el artículo intenta analizar los escenarios del poder actual en Cuba, tanto formales como informales, la singularidad institucional y los posibles reacomodos en la nueva élite política cubana. Asumimos la premisa de que la sociedad civil y la presión exterior no han logrado impactos relevantes en estos años; por tanto, nuestra unidad de observación será la composición de la élite política a partir de la estructura del régimen, las reglas electorales y el diseño institucional, y la definición de actores cuyas decisiones e interacciones puedan afectar los resultados políticos futuros; por tanto, intentamos formalizar las interacciones estratégicas de Raúl y la oposición moderada para valorar el potencial de negociación de una transición política en Cuba. Entonces, ¿es posible una alianza entre reformistas moderados en el gobierno y una oposición moderada en Cuba que permita una transición política?

  11. CUBA Y LA TRANSICIÓN POLÍTICA: TAN CERCA Y... TAN LEJOS. REFLEXIONES 2009 SOBRE EL FUTURO POLÍTICO EN CUBA

    Carlos Manuel RODRÍGUEZ ARECHAVALETA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de una revisión teórica de autores fundamentales sobre democratizaciones en la tercera ola, el artículo intenta analizar los escenarios del poder actual en Cuba, tanto formales como informales, la singularidad institucional y los posibles reacomodos en la nueva élite política cubana. Asumimos la premisa de que la sociedad civil y la presión exterior no han logrado impactos relevantes en estos años; por tanto, nuestra unidad de observación será la composición de la élite política a partir de la estructura del régimen, las reglas electorales y el diseño institucional, y la definición de actores cuyas decisiones e interacciones puedan afectar los resultados políticos futuros; por tanto, intentamos formalizar las interacciones estratégicas de Raúl y la oposición moderada para valorar el potencial de negociación de una transición política en Cuba. Entonces, ¿es posible una alianza entre reformistas moderados en el gobierno y una oposición moderada en Cuba que permita una transición política?

  12. Comparación de 2 poblaciones de mosquitos Aedes aegypti de Santiago de Cuba con diferente conducta de reposo

    Juan A Bisset

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Se separaron 2 poblaciones de Aedes aegypti que se colectaron en Santiago de Cuba durante la epidemia de 1997, por manifestar diferentes hábitos de reposo, unos mosquitos reposaban de forma natural en las paredes hasta 1 m de altura (Cepa Santiago de Cuba y otros se encontraron reposando en los techos de las viviendas (Cepa Santiago de Cuba Techo. Ambas cepas no mostraron diferencias significativas en cuanto a sus características morfológicas. Los mosquitos pertenecientes a Santiago de Cuba Techo presentaronn los mismos parches que los de Santiago de Cuba. La resistencia a los insecticidas organofosforados es muy similar en ambas poblaciones, sin embargo, difieren en la alta resistencia al piretroide deltametrina en Santiago de Cuba Techo en comparación con Santiago de Cuba. Desde el punto de vista bioquímico y mediante el uso del sinergista DEF se demostró que las esterasas están asociadas con la alta resistencia a clorpirifos en ambas cepas, no resultando así las MFO, lo cual se demostró con el sinergista piperonil butóxido. Sin embargo, la enzima GST parece ser la responsable de la alta resistencia detectada a deltametrina en Santiago de Cuba Techo por el valor elevado de frecuencia de ese gen en esta cepa. Se utilizó la técnica del ADN polimórfico amplificado a la azar para observar la variabilidad genética entre las 2 poblaciones; los resultados revelaron que existió polimorfismo genético entre las poblaciones en estudio, lo cual pudiera tener una implicación en la ecología y epidemiología del vector.Comparison of 2 populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from Santiago de Cuba with different rest conduct

  13. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Cuba: Relationship and mutual benefit

    This paper states the characteristic of the IAEA and Cuba cooperation. This collaboration is a complement and support of the Nuclear Strategy in the IAEA members states. This collaboration guarantees the financial and material resources and manpower training. The benefit balance and the impacts of the IAEA collaboration are exposed

  14. Cognitive Functioning and the Probability of Falls among Seniors in Havana, Cuba

    Trujillo, Antonio J.; Hyder, Adnan A.; Steinhardt, Laura C.

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the connection between cognitive functioning and falls among seniors (greater than or equal to 60 years of age) in Havana, Cuba, after controlling for observable characteristics. Using the SABE (Salud, Bienestar, and Envejecimiento) cross-sectional database, we used an econometric strategy that takes advantage of available…

  15. Contribution to the study of the genus Helicopsyche (Trichoptera) from Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico

    Botosaneanu, L.; Flint, O.S.

    1991-01-01

    Seven new species and one new subspecies of Helicopsyche von Sieboid are described from Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico based on adults; additionally four species and one subspecies belonging to the fauna of these islands are redescribed. Both sexes are described when correct association of female

  16. Emerging Interaction of Political Processes: The Effect on a Study Abroad Program in Cuba

    Clarke, Ruth

    2007-01-01

    The emerging interaction of political processes sets the stage for the level of macro uncertainty and specific risk events that may occur in an international relationship. Strongly defined social control in Cuba, formal and informal, dominates the dynamics of the relationship, while simultaneously government, formal, action in the U.S. dominates…

  17. The University for Older Adults: On Cuba's Universalization of the University

    Rangel, Clara Lig Long; Proenza, Antonia Zenaida Sanchez

    2006-01-01

    In this study we focus on a new program in Cuba, university studies for older adults or seniors. Specifically, we look at the Special Municipality of the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) in the context of the larger policy of "universalization of higher education." We provide information about Cuban perspectives on adult education, discuss the…

  18. Critical metals (REE, Sc, PGE) in Ni laterites from Cuba and the Dominican Republic

    Aiglsperger, T.; Proenza, J. A.; Lewis, J. F.; Labrador, M.; Svojtka, Martin; Rojas-Purón, A.; Longo, F.; Ďurišová, Jana

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 73, March 01 (2016), s. 127-147. ISSN 0169-1368 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : Caribbean * Cuba * Dominican Republic * Falcondo mining area * Moa Bay mining area * Ni laterite * Platinum Group Elements * Rare Earth Elements * Scandium Impact factor: 3.558, year: 2014

  19. Emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates producing KPC-2 carbapenemase in Cuba

    D. Quinones

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase (KPC has now become a global concern. As a part of a nationwide multicentre surveillance study in Cuba, three K. pneumoniae clinical isolates resistant to carbapenems were detected for a 1-month period (September to October 2011. PCR and sequence analysis revealed that the three strains harboured blaKPC-2. They showed resistance or intermediate susceptibility to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins, other ß-lactams, a ß-lactam/ß-lactamase inhibitor combination, and gentamicin. Two strains were susceptible only to colistin, whereas the other strain showing colistin resistance was susceptible to fluoroquinolones. These blaKPC-2-positive K. pneumoniae strains were classified into ST1271 (CC29, a novel clone harbouring blaKPC-2, and were revealed to be genetically identical by PCR-based DNA fingerprinting. The three patients infected with the KPC-producing K. pneumoniae had common risk factors, and had no overseas travel experience outside Cuba, suggesting local acquisition of the resistant pathogen. This is the first report of a KPC-producing K. pneumoniae in Cuba. Although detection of KPC in Enterobacteriaceae is still rare in Cuba, our finding indicated that KPC-producing bacteria are a global concern and highlighted the need to identify these microorganisms in clinical laboratories.

  20. Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago De Cuba

    Tobias, Robert; Brugger, Adrian; Mosler, Hans-Joachim

    2009-01-01

    This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is performed in the following steps: (1) Psychological constructs are selected to detect problems in performing the target behavior, and data are gathered on these constructs.…

  1. An option for the disposal system of low and intermediate radioactive waste in Cuba

    The search and selection of an area for the disposal of low-and intermediate-level radioactive wastes in Cuba is presented. The preliminary evaluation shows that there are favourable technical conditions for the safe disposal of this type of wastes. 13 refs., 3 figs

  2. Extreme non-regular sea level variations in Cuba under the influence of intense tropical cyclones.

    Hernández González, M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper aimed at analyzing non-regular sea level variations of meteorological origin under the influence of six major tropical cyclones that affected Cuba, from sea level hourly height series in twelve coastal localities. As a result, it was obtained a characterization of the magnitude and timing of extreme sea level variations under the influence of intense tropical cyclones.

  3. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition - by Von Humboldt, Alexander [Ressenya

    Sánchez Cobos, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    Review of the book: Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition / Alexander von Humboldt; edited by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette.- Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xxvi+519 p. - ISBN 9780226465678. - (Alexander von Humboldt in English)

  4. ¿Qué estamos haciendo en Cuba en evaluación educativa?

    Torres, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo explica las acciones que hemos venido realizando en Cuba en materia de Evaluación Educativa. Primeramente, describimos los resultados de los Operativos Nacionales para la evaluación del rendimiento de los estudiantes. Posteriormente, revelamos los pasos que hemos venido dando para la implementación de un Sistema Evaluativo Nacional.

  5. ER-E3 regulation. Minimal instrumentation that must operate nuclear medicine in Cuba

    The purpose of this regulation is to define the instrumentation that must exist in any institution conducting the practice of nuclear medicine in Cuba. This regulation emphasizes two aspects: The minimum equipment necessary to operate a nuclear medicine laboratory for use 'in vitro' and the minimum equipment required to operate a Nuclear Medicine use 'in vivo'

  6. Turning Javanese: The Domination of Cuba's Sugar Industry by Java Cane Varieties (1880-1950)

    Bosma, U.; Curry Machado, J.M.

    2013-01-01

    By the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, two islands had come to dominate global cane-sugar production. For most of the sixty-year period between 1870 and 1930, around half of the world's internationally traded crop came from Cuba and Java. The two islands had many topogr

  7. HIV-1 Genetic Variability in Cuba and Implications for Transmission and Clinical Progression.

    Blanco, Madeline; Machado, Liuber Y; Díaz, Héctor; Ruiz, Nancy; Romay, Dania; Silva, Eladio

    2015-10-01

    INTRODUCTION Serological and molecular HIV-1 studies in Cuba have shown very low prevalence of seropositivity, but an increasing genetic diversity attributable to introduction of many HIV-1 variants from different areas, exchange of such variants among HIV-positive people with several coinciding routes of infection and other epidemiologic risk factors in the seropositive population. The high HIV-1 genetic variability observed in Cuba has possible implications for transmission and clinical progression. OBJECTIVE Study genetic variability for the HIV-1 env, gag and pol structural genes in Cuba; determine the prevalence of B and non-B subtypes according to epidemiologic and behavioral variables and determine whether a relationship exists between genetic variability and transmissibility, and between genetic variability and clinical disease progression in people living with HIV/AIDS. METHODS Using two molecular assays (heteroduplex mobility assay and nucleic acid sequencing), structural genes were characterized in 590 people with HIV-1 (480 men and 110 women), accounting for 3.4% of seropositive individuals in Cuba as of December 31, 2013. Nonrandom sampling, proportional to HIV prevalence by province, was conducted. Relationships between molecular results and viral factors, host characteristics, and patients' clinical, epidemiologic and behavioral variables were studied for molecular epidemiology, transmission, and progression analyses. RESULTS Molecular analysis of the three HIV-1 structural genes classified 297 samples as subtype B (50.3%), 269 as non-B subtypes (45.6%) and 24 were not typeable. Subtype B prevailed overall and in men, mainly in those who have sex with men. Non-B subtypes were prevalent in women and heterosexual men, showing multiple circulating variants and recombinant forms. Sexual transmission was the predominant form of infection for all. B and non-B subtypes were encountered throughout Cuba. No association was found between subtypes and

  8. San José de las Lajas, La Habana, Cuba

    Yanely Mulet del Pozo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años se ha trabajado en demostrar la importancia e incidencia de los abonos orgánicos en el desarrollo de los cultivos, en la obtención de producciones más sanas a partir del mejoramiento de los nutrientes del suelo. Por lo anterior resulta necesario el conocimiento de los factores que determinan su interacción y comportamiento con las plantas, suelos y los procesos mecanizados en que dichos abonos se encuentran presentes. Actualmente el humus de lombriz representa un abono orgánico de mucho interés, dadas las ventajas que posee para la nutrición de las plantas, por eso, resulta interesante y valioso conocer sus propiedades y así facilitar los procesos tecnológicos relacionados con la manipulación, transportación y distribución en el campo, así como su interacción con el suelo y las plantas. Por tanto, el objetivo de este trabajo es la determinación de algunas propiedades físico-mecánicas, químicas y biológicas del humus de lombriz obtenido en condiciones de la vaquería de la finca Guayabal, San José de las Lajas, La Habana, Cuba. Se precisaron las metodologías correspondientes para la separación de muestras y efectuar los análisis físico mecánicos, químicos y biológicos. Las propiedades obtenidas son: peso volumétrico libre, peso volumétrico compactado, coeficiente de compactación, ángulo de caída libre, ángulo de derrumbamiento y humedad del humus, pertenecientes a las llamadas propiedades físico- mecánicas. Las propiedades químicas: contenidos de: N, P, K, Mg, Ca, acidez (pH y cantidad de materia orgánica. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que el humus de lombriz estudiado posee condiciones y propiedades que le permiten mejorar la estructura del suelo, su interacción con los plantas y definir parámetros de conjuntos mecanizados para su tratamiento y distribución

  9. de producción popular de arroz en Cuba

    Maikel Orlando Arrastia Acosta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas de poscosecha influyen directamente sobre la calidad del arroz molinado, tanto en términos de composición como de apariencia. Dentro de estas se destacan las operaciones de secado y molinado. En Cuba las tecnologías empleadas, actualmente, por el sector de producción popular de arroz en estas etapas del proceso productivo no siempre son las más adecuadas. Generalmente se utiliza el secado solar y el molinado en molinos del tipo Engleberg (o criollos construidos de forma artesanal y con medios propios. A través de este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del equipamiento de molinado sobre la calidad del arroz producido por productores del sector popular de arroz. Para ello se utilizó arroz con cáscara (variedad IACuba-31 producido en el municipio Yaguajay, Sancti Spíritus. El mismo fue sometido a métodos de secado empleados por estos productores y posteriormente se realizó el proceso de molinado por medio de dos tecnologías: a en un molino criollo y b en una descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada a un molino criollo. Como resultado de la comparación del producto final obtenido en estas tecnologías de molinado se pudo determinar que no existen diferencias significativas en cuanto a los porcentajes de granos enteros y partidos obtenidos con respecto a las diferentes formas de secado empleadas. La introducción de la descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada al molino criollo mejoró la calidad del arroz molinado, dando lugar a un incremento del porcentaje de granos enteros del 7 %. Además, garantiza la producción de arroz molinado con porcentajes de granos partidos inferiores al 25 %, lo que hace al arroz producido por este sector más competitivo y mejora sus posibilidades de comercialización. El uso de este sistema de molinado también mejora los ingresos de los productores y contribuye al establecimiento de precios de acuerdo con la calidad del producto en los mercados agropecuarios.

  10. Lo público y lo privado en los escritos de Alexander Von Humboldt sobre Cuba

    Rebok, Sandra

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This study seeks to collect the comments and judgements that Humboldt makes about Cuba and evaluate their character. The resulting analysis and interpretation will be undertaken on two different levels: One refers to the information that can be found in his unofficial works, which means the letters Humboldt sent during or shortly after of his visits to Cuba, as well as the diaries he used during his expedition. The other is based on the official works, which include his travel description, his famous Essay on Cuba and his autobiographical text written in 1804. Constrasting these descriptions, we will compare the evaluations of this Prussian traveller elaborated in the moment he visited the island, with the works he wrote 22 years after his return to Europe.

    Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envió durante o poco tiempo después de sus visitas a Cuba, y en los diarios que utilizó a lo largo de su expedición. El otro se fundamenta en los escritos oficiales, que comprenden su narración del viaje, el famoso Ensayo sobre Cuba y la memoria autobiográfica escrita en 1804. Mediante el contraste de estas descripciones se pretende comparar las apreciaciones de este viajero prusiano elaboradas en el preciso momento que visita la isla, cotejándolas con las obras que redactó 22 años después de su vuelta a Europa. Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envi

  11. The Roles of Women, Children and Men in Household Food Planning, Purchasing, Preparation and Consumption in Santiago, Cuba

    Garth, Hanna

    2009-01-01

    This work explores the roles of Women, Children and Men in Household food planning, purchasing, preparation and consumption in Santiago de Cuba. The data for this investigation were collected over a 10-week period during the Summer of 2008. This work focuses on Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago, located in the southeastern part of the island, Santiago provides an urban setting through which to view urban food cultivation and food symbolism in Cuba. Little scholarly work has been published ...

  12. First report of larval stages of Fasciola hepatica in a wild population of Pseudosuccinea columella from Cuba and the Caribbean.

    Gutiérrez, A.; Vázquez, A. A.; Hevia, Y.; Sánchez, J; Correa, A. C.; Hurtrez-Boussès, S.; Pointier, J.-P.; Théron, A.

    2011-01-01

    A wild population of the lymnaeid snail Pseudosuccinea columella infected by larval stages of Fasciola hepatica was discovered in the Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba. One of 100 snails was infected in a rice culture field. This is the first time this species has been found acting as intermediate host of F. hepatica under natural conditions, not only for Cuba but also for the Caribbean area.

  13. What is the role of the pharmacist?: physicians' and nurses' perspectives in community and hospital settings of Santiago de Cuba

    Niurka María Dupotey Varela; Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira; Caridad Sedeño Argilagos; Kisvel Oliveros Castro; Elisveidis Mosqueda Pérez; Yelina Hidalgo Clavel; Nelly Sánchez Bisset

    2011-01-01

    This study was carried out to understand the perceptions and expectations of the other health care professionals about pharmacists' role in primary health care centers and hospitals in Santiago de Cuba (Cuba). A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted, applying a self-administered questionnaire to health care professionals. The sample included 763 professionals (40.9% physicians and 59.1 % nurses) from hospitals and primary health care clinics, chosen by random stratified sampling,. T...

  14. Cuba: A country profile on sustainable energy development

    This publication is the product of an international project led by the IAEA to develop and test a suitable approach for the comprehensive assessment of national energy systems within a sustainable development context. This country profile on Cuba is the result of an intensive effort conducted by Cuban experts, primarily from the Centro de Gestion de la Informacion y Desarrollo de la Energia (CUBAENERGIA) with the collaboration of experts from energy related institutions in the country, jointly with the IAEA and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The framework, approach and guidelines set forth in this study comprise one set of effective mechanisms for incorporating the concepts of sustainable development into practical implementation strategies. The assessment is specifically directed at one of the most important sectors affecting economic and social development - energy. It is part of an initiative, officially registered as a Partnership with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, that contributes to Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the goals and objectives of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The study is, to a certain extent, a continuation and implementation at the national level of two worldwide studies exploring the ties between energy and sustainable development: the World Energy Assessment undertaken by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDESA and the World Energy Council; and the Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development undertaken by the IAEA, the International Energy Agency, UNDESA, Eurostat and the European Environment Agency. No study of a national energy system within the context of sustainable development can be final and definitive. To be useful, the assessment process must be adaptable over time to fit ever-changing conditions, priorities and national sustainable energy development criteria. This publication proposes one such approach for

  15. CUBA竞争平衡研究%The Resarch of Competitive Balance in CUBA

    谢科

    2015-01-01

    运用测度联赛竞争性平衡的基尼指数(GINI )、胜率标准差(SDWP )、赫芬达尔指数(HHI )等方法对CUBA竞争性平衡进行统计分析,结果表明:(1)CUBA 男子与女子联赛都存在不同程度的竞争不平衡.随着联赛的发展,男女联赛之间的竞争性平衡差距反而越大,呈现轻度负相关(-0.135);(2)高校高水平运动员的招生、学业管理、经费投入是影响CUBA 竞争平衡的主要因素.根据研究结果与分析,提出以下建议:确保高校构建高水平篮球队的经费;注重运动员训练和学业两方面的表现,借鉴NCAA 关于运动员学业的管理制度(Academic Progress Rate )等.%By testing the methods of measuring competitive balance of league matches, such as the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, Gini Coefficient, the Standard Deviation of Winning Percentages, the article analyzes the competitive balance of CUBA statistically. The result shows that:(1) it exists a competitive unbalance problem in men′s and women′s CUBA to some extent. With the development of the league matches, more gaps is growing between men′s and women′s CUBA, and they show a negative correlation(-0.135).(2) High level student sports athlete′s admission, academic management and financial outlay devotion are the key factors of high standard sport teams′ construction which affects the competitive balance of CUBA. According to the research findings, there are several suggestions as follows:(1) Ensure enough budget of establishing high standard basketball team among high schools. (2) Pay attention to athlete′s performance of discipline and study, referring to Academic Progress Rate of NCAA.

  16. Cuba y la transición política: tan cerca y... tan lejos. Reflexiones 2009 sobre el futuro político en Cuba

    Carlos Manuel RODRÍGUEZ ARECHAVALETA

    2010-01-01

    Partiendo de una revisión teórica de autores fundamentales sobre democratizaciones en la tercera ola, el artículo intenta analizar los escenarios del poder actual en Cuba, tanto formales como informales, la singularidad institucional y los posibles reacomodos en la nueva élite política cubana. Asumimos la premisa de que la sociedad civil y la presión exterior no han logrado impactos relevantes en estos años; por tanto, nuestra unidad de observación será la composición de la élite política a p...

  17. Cáncer del páncreas: un acercamiento a la mortalidad en Cuba Pancreas cancer: an approach to mortality in Cuba

    José Hurtado de Mendoza Amat; Carlos Fábregas Rodríguez; Teresita Montero González; Alexis Fuentes Peláez; Reynaldo Alvarez Santana; Reina A. Coello Salazar; Adoración Duarte Vilariño

    2008-01-01

    Se estudiaron 906 autopsias de casos con cáncer de páncreas, como causa básica de muerte, extraídas de la Base de Datos de Autopsias del Centro Nacional del Sistema Automatizado de Registro y Control de Anatomía Patológica, Registro Nacional de Autopsias en Cuba, con el objetivo de demostrar sus características generales, causas directas de muerte, evaluación de los diagnósticos premortem y aspectos evolutivos. Se representaron 40 hospitales de las distintas provincias del país, entre los que...

  18. Calidad de vida e indicadores de salud: Cuba, 2001-2002 Quality of life and health indicators. Cuba, 2001-2002

    Rosa Marina García Pérez; Raúl Pérez González; Orlando Landrove Rodríguez

    2004-01-01

    En Cuba se han desarrollado instrumentos de medición con el objetivo de evaluar el estado de salud y su relación con la calidad de vida. El 30 de octubre del año 2000 se aprobó el acuerdo 3790 del Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo de Ministros, que crea el programa nacional de salud y calidad de vida y la comisión nacional de salud y calidad de vida. El presente trabajo, con un diseño descriptivo, expone los indicadores de evaluación que se construyeron a partir de un enfoque intersectorial y por ...

  19. Enhancement of the agronomic effectiveness of phosphate rock in a ferralsol from Cuba

    The Ferralsols from Ciego de Avila, Cuba, have a pH near neutrality and very low exchangeable acidity, thus, they are not suitable for direct application of phosphate rock. In laboratory and greenhouse experiments, different P fertilizers were tested in order to assess their agronomic effectiveness through the use of nuclear and conventional methods. The phosphate rocks (PRs) came from different deposits (Higuanojo, La Pimienta and Trinidad de Guedes from Cuba; Riecito, Baja California and North Carolina from other countries). Partial acidulation (PA) of some of these rocks was also evaluated. Trinidad de Guedes PAPRs were found to be highly effective compared to their natural PR when evaluated through dry matter production, P uptake and isotopic parameters. Further field experiments are needed to validate the greenhouse results to enhance the agronomic effectiveness of the local Trinidad de Guedes PR through partial acidulation. (author)

  20. Quality control of X-ray equipment in some hospitals of Las Tunas province in Cuba

    This paper presents the results of the quality controls executed in 33 X-ray rooms of Las Tunas Province in Cuba. Specific tests for the X-ray generators, X-ray Tube, as well as the visualization systems and darkrooms were included. The results also include the estimation of patient doses for some standard radiographic projections (thorax, lumbar spine, abdomen, skull, and pelvis). The results of the evaluation of X-ray equipment was made following the procedures and tolerance included on the technical guidelines elaborated by the National Control Center of Medical Devices, which is the center for regulation of medical devices in the Republic of Cuba. Patient doses obtained were compared with the references levels reported in The International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS). (author)

  1. The Chemical Diversity of Lantana camara: Analyses of Essential Oil Samples from Cuba, Nepal, and Yemen.

    Satyal, Prabodh; Crouch, Rebecca A; Monzote, Lianet; Cos, Paul; Awadh Ali, Nasser A; Alhaj, Mehdi A; Setzer, William N

    2016-03-01

    The aerial parts of Lantana camara L. were collected from three different geographical locations: Artemisa (Cuba), Biratnagar (Nepal), and Sana'a (Yemen). The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. A cluster analysis of 39 L. camara essential oil compositions revealed eight major chemotypes: β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, ar-curcumene/zingiberene, γ-curcumen-15-al/epi-β-bisabolol, (E)-nerolidol, davanone, eugenol/alloaromadendrene, and carvone. The sample from Cuba falls into the group dominated by (E)-nerolidol, the sample from Nepal is a davanone chemotype, and the sample from Yemen belongs to the β-caryophyllene chemotype. The chemical composition of L. camara oil plays a role in the biological activity; the β-caryophyllene and (E)-nerolidol chemotypes showed antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. PMID:26917060

  2. GEOLOGY OF THE FLORENCIA GOLD – TELLURIDE DEPOSIT (CAMAGÜEY, CUBA AND SOME METALLURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    López K Jesús M.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the results from a study of the Florencia gold-telluride deposit in Central Cuba, including mineralogical, petrographical, microprobe and chemical analysis. Valuable information is provided for the exploration, mining and processing of gold ores from other nearby deposits with similar characteristics. Results highlight changes in the mineralogical composition of the ores between the north and south sectors of the deposit, as reflected in metallurgical concentrates after beneficiation and flotation of samples from these sectors.
    It is shown that gold deposits of the Cretaceous Volcanic Arc of Cuba largely consist of native gold, telluride and pyrite, where arsenopyrite is almost absent. Traces of lead, zinc and cadmium are present in the periphery of the main ore zones.

  3. Economic analysis for the electricity production in isolated areas in Cuba using different renewable sources

    Despite the effort and commitment of the Cuban government in more of 50 year, there are houses without electricity in remote areas of the Electricity Network. These houses or communities have the promise and commitment of the local and national authorities to help them in improve his life quality. How the houses and communities are remote of the electricity network, the cost to extend the network is considerably high. For that reason, the use of renewable sources in these areas is an acceptable proposal. This article does an analysis to obtain different configurations depending to the number of houses. It do a proposal with the use of the Hydrothermal Carbonization process in the cases where is not feasible introduce different renewable source; a technology new in Cuba, and advantageous taking into consideration the kind of biomass that exist in Cuba. The study of the chemical process of the Hydrothermal Carbonization with the Cuban biomass should be further researched. (full text)

  4. Racial Geographies, Imperial Transitions: Property Ownership and Race Relations in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1894–1899

    Bonnie Lucero

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores race relations in the provincial city of Cienfuegos, Cuba, during a time of immense political change from 1894 to 1899. In those five years, Cuba was transformed from a Spanish colony struggling for independence to an occupied territory of the United States. This political transformation brought into direct confrontation two models of race relations: one Spanish, characterized by racial integration, and the other American, renowned for Jim Crow segregation. This essay examines the lived significance of this political transformation through interracial property transactions recorded in the notarial protocols of Cienfuegos. The findings suggest that the final war of independence provided opportunities for Afro-descendants to purchase prime properties within the official city bounds. Yet, with US intervention in 1898, a subtle but increasing marginalization of men and women of color from the market in urban property is evident. Lucero contends that this marginalization reflects a shift in race relations due to the American imperial presence.

  5. Comparing environmental issues in Cuba before and after the Special Period: balancing sustainable development and survival.

    Maal-Bared, Rasha

    2006-04-01

    Following the Earth Summit in 1992, Cuba designed and implemented a variety of programs, administrative structures, and public awareness activities to promote sound environmental management and sustainable development. This came shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and the strengthening of the US blockade in 1990, which resulted in a 35% drop in Cuban GDP. This period, referred to as the Special Period, witnessed a decrease in many environmentally damaging activities both by choice and by necessity, but also resulted in many decisions to resuscitate the Cuban economy. The purpose of this work was to compare and rank the environmental risks Cuba faced before and during the Special Period (1990-2000) using two Comparative environmental risk assessments (CERAs). To do so, an ecosystem integrity risk assessment matrix was constructed with 42 risk end points. The matrix assessed the risk posed by 17 problem areas including air pollution, water contamination, solid waste sites, pesticides and ecosystem degradation. The risks were calculated using five criteria: area affected, vulnerability of affected population, severity of impact, irreversibility of effect and uncertainty. To construct this matrix, both literature reviews and expert interviews in Cuba were conducted in 2000. The results showed a general decrease in risk scores during the Special Period. Before the Special Period, high risks were posed by: terrestrial degradation and industrial wastewater and sludge, followed by freshwater degradation, surface water stressors, and pesticides. After the Special Period, industrial wastewater and sludge and pesticides were no longer high-risk areas, but municipal wastewater and marine coastal degradation ranked higher than previously. Also, the risk endpoints most stressed after 1990 were affected by activities controlled by the government, such as mining and tourism, and lack of infrastructure. Therefore, the claims that public environmental education is the main

  6. Science, Sentiment and the State; community genetics and the pursuit of public health in Cuba

    Gibbon, S. E.

    2013-01-01

    Contributing to an emerging field of social science literature by examining the translation of genomic medicine across global and transnational fields of research and medicine, this article examines how genetics is allied to public health in Cuba. It examines the sociopolitical and cultural discourses and practices that constitute community genetics or challenge or impede the translation and expansion of genomics as public health. Focusing on the experience of health practitioners, the articl...

  7. Public health services, an essential determinant of health during crisis. Lessons from Cuba, 1989-2000

    de Vos, P.; García-Fariñas, A.; Alvarez-Pérez, A.; Rodríguez-Salvá, A.; Bonet-Gorbea, M.; Van der Stuyft, P.

    2012-01-01

    During the 1990s, Cuba was able to overcome a severe crisis, almost without negative health impacts. This national retrospective study covering the years 1989-2000 analyses the country's strategy through essential social, demographic, health process and health outcome indicators. Gross domestic product (GDP) diminished by 34.76% between 1989 and 1993. In 1994 slow recuperation started. During the crisis, public health expenses increased. The number of family doctors rose from 9.22 to 27.03 pe...

  8. Farming like we're here to stay : the mixed farming alternative for Cuba

    Funes Monzote, F.R.

    2008-01-01

    Keywords: Crop-livestock, agro-diversity, mixed farming, dairy production, agro-ecological indicators, sustainability, energy efficiency, local development, Cuba Specialization, as opposed to diversification, and export orientation have been historically the basis for patterns of dependence on external inputs and centralized decision-making in the Cuban agricultural model. Low autonomy in farmers’ decision-making (centrally-planned collective farms), scarcity of production inputs and extensiv...

  9. CardioVilla 2011: congratulations to the health of cardiovascular medicine in Cuba

    Raúl Dueñas Fernández; Alberto Morales Salinas; Rubén Tomás Moro Rodríguez; Jesús A. Satorre Ygualada

    2011-01-01

    In this editorial, some of the most relevant issues dealt with in CardioVilla IV Cardiac Congress 2011 are presented. This congress was held in Santa Clara, Cuba, from October 13th to 15th, 2011. It was sponsored by several scientific societies, including the American Society of Cardiology. A video conference was organized with the representatives of this society. At the conference, the 25th anniversaries of Cardiology Centers Saturmino Lora, William Soler and Ernesto Che Guevara were...

  10. Wastewater Treatment Project for Palma Soriano, Cuba: Assessment of Cultural and Ecological Conditions

    Corvillon, Daniela Peña

    2014-01-01

    The Palma Project is an experiment in the use of cultural identity as a social trigger to address ecological degradation. The research methodology draws from environmental, social and urban analyses to unveil the best strategy to address the ecological, river restoration and water treatment challenges in Berkeley, California’s “Sister City” in southeast Cuba, Palma Soriano. The objective is to provide a better quality of life and to create new opportunities for the local community to reconne...

  11. Corrosion of steel reinforced concrete in the tropical coastal atmosphere of Havana City, Cuba

    Abel Castañeda; Juan José Howland; Francisco Corvo; Tezozomoc Pérez

    2013-01-01

    The influence of chloride deposition rate on concrete using an atmospheric corrosion approach is rarely studied in the literature. Seven exposure sites were selected in Havana City, Cuba, for exposure of reinforced concrete samples. Two significantly different atmospheric corrosivity levels with respect to corrosion of steel reinforced concrete were observed after two years of exposure depending on atmospheric chloride deposition and w/c ratio of the concrete. Changes in corrosion current are...

  12. Imposing Capitalism: Japanese and American Colonialism in Taiwan, the Philippines, and Cuba, 1890s-1920s

    Guzman, Marco Antonio

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation project focuses on the emergence of capitalism in sugar-producing colonies during the early 20th century and seeks to answer two specific questions: how did American and Japanese empires export capitalist modes of production to their respective colonies and how did these new modes of production transform local social class relations. Whereas Japan acquired Taiwan, Korea and Manchuria after defeating China in 1895, the United States acquired the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico...

  13. Agriculture in the City: A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

    Caridad Cruz, M.; Sánchez Medina, R.

    2003-01-01

    This book presents the results of a 3-year research project on the history and state of urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba. A multidisciplinary team of 15 professionals, coordinated by the authors, assess the long-term potential for including urban agriculture in the social economies of two areas of Havana, as well as in city-wide environmental management programs. The results will be of particular interest to municipal, local, and community authorities considering how to convert emergency foo...

  14. Multielemental analysis by neutron activation of sediments in the Ana Maria Gulf, Cuba

    In this paper general samples of marine sediments taken from six control stations of the Ana Maria Gulf (Cuba) were analyzed. For this purpose the thermal neutron activation analysis method was used. 18 elements were determinated. They are: Al, Ce, Co, Cs, Cr, Eu, Fe, Hf, La, Lu, Mo, Mn, Rb, Sc, Ta, Th, Yb and Zn. The accuracy varied between 5 and 30% for all elements. 10 refs

  15. Perspectivas de la Infotecnología para la Editorial Universitaria (Cuba)

    Torricella Morales, Raul G.; Hernández Monzón, Aldo; Huerta Espinosa, Victor M.

    2010-01-01

    The word "Infotecnología" defines the key discipline for reaching the training and the development of the technical-social relationships and the communications infrastructure of the Cuban Higher Education. The use of Information Technology for producing and publishing the graduation theses is highly important for the best use of TICs in Higher Education in Cuba, so, since the 2008-2009 course the decision was make that all the Cuban students should produce their graduation theses in digital f...

  16. Perspectivas de la Infotecnología para la Editorial Universitaria en Cuba

    Torricella Morales, Raul G.; Hernández Monzón, Aldo; Huerta Espinosa, Victor M.

    2010-01-01

    The word "Infotecnología" defines the key discipline for reaching the training and the development of the technical-social relationships and the communications infrastructure of the Cuban Higher Education. The use of Information Technology for producing and publishing the graduation theses is highly important for the best use of TICs in Higher Education in Cuba, so, since the 2008-2009 course the decision was make that all the Cuban students should produce their graduation theses in digital f...

  17. TEJEDORAS DE SONIDOS DE LA REGIÓN CENTRAL DE CUBA

    Giselda Hernández Ramírez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This article is a reflection on the role of women in the geo-cultural region of Villa Clara, Cuba, in the development of music in the above area, it emphasizes the different roles of a group of women who served or do today as a musician, composers and pedagogues. It uses a metaphor that moves through time stamp of women in the music of Villa Clara

  18. España y Cuba. Cien años de relaciones financieras

    Inés ROLDÁN DE MONTAUD

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde la pérdida del imperio continental americano, Cuba se convierte en el territorio colonial de mayor importancia para la metrópoli. Mercado preferencial para la producción española y fuente de capitales que ayudó a paliar el déficit del Tesoro peninsular, las páginas siguientes se dedican a estudiar las diferentes etapas por las que atravesaron las relaciones financieras entre metrópoli y colonia a lo largo del siglo XIX. Estudio centrado en el aspecto institucional, es decir, en las relaciones entre los Tesoros y por tanto en la especial configuración de la Hacienda colonial y la concepción y estructura del sistema presupuestario. Palabras Clave: España, Cuba, Siglo XIX, Relaciones financieras, Hacienda colonial, Presupuestos. ABSTRACT: After metropolis lost its empire on the American continent, Cuba became its most important colonial territory and a preferential market for Spanish production as well as a source of capital which helped to mitigate the deficit in the Spanish Treasury. The pages that follow study the different stages through which the financial relations between the metropolis and the colony passed during the 19th century. This study focuses on the institutional aspect, i.e., on the relations between the treasuries and therefore on the special configuration of the colonial Treasuty and the conception and structure of the budgetary system. Key words: Spain, Cuba 19th Century, Financial Relation, Colonial Treasury, Budgets.

  19. Is the 'New Man' dead? Tourism, self-perception and relative deprivation in Cuba

    Halsør, Marte

    2012-01-01

    This study is about the relationship between the growth of tourism in Cuba and the sense of relative deprivation experienced by many Cubans, and about the results of this relationship in the society at large. I argue that by comparing themselves to their compatriots who have better access to CUC (Cuban convertible peso, one of the two official currencies in use in the country), and who thus enjoy a higher standard of living, many Cubans perceive themselves as relatively deprived. This thesis ...

  20. Emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates producing KPC-2 carbapenemase in Cuba

    D. Quinones; Hart, M.; F. Espinosa; Garcia, S.; Carmona, Y; Ghosh, S.; N. Urushibara; M. Kawaguchiya; Kobayashi, N.

    2014-01-01

    The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase (KPC) has now become a global concern. As a part of a nationwide multicentre surveillance study in Cuba, three K. pneumoniae clinical isolates resistant to carbapenems were detected for a 1-month period (September to October 2011). PCR and sequence analysis revealed that the three strains harboured bla KPC-2. They showed resistance or intermediate susceptibility to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins, other β-lactams, a β-lactam/β-la...

  1. "Toward Being a Complete Woman": Reflections on Mothering in Santiago de Cuba

    Garth, Hannah

    2010-01-01

    This article gives a brief look at how state policy and programming may have achieved the intended consequence of getting more women into the workforce in Santiago de Cuba. It also shows that by accomplishing this, household work was shifted onto grandmothers leaving a generation of women with the notion that womanhood is conflated with motherhood but without the space and skills for their own mothering.

  2. Floraciones algales nocivas en la bahía de Santiago de Cuba

    Gómez, L.; Díaz, U.; Fernández, A.; Licea, Y.; Álvarez, I.

    2006-01-01

    Santiago de Cuba bay is an ecosystem eutrophic and vulnerable to FANs events. This work preset the results of monitoring during three year in eight stations located in the less polluted area of the bay, leading to the determination of the possible seasonal distribution and FANs frequency. 117 Phytoplankton species were identifying, which belong to 5 divisions; 28% of these species are reported as potentially toxic and/ or noxious. This zone of the bay classifies as politrophic,...

  3. Construyendo identidades desde la excepcionalidad: mujer, divorciada y maestra en Santiago de Cuba, siglo XIX

    Provencio Garrigós, Lucía

    2008-01-01

    This work deals with a complex matter: the construction of female gender identity, and it does so though the figure of a paradigmatic woman: Baldomera Fuentes Segura (Santiago de Cuba 1807-1876), a cultivated, learned schoolteacher, married and divorced. She knew how to make her way in life, both personally and intellectually, from the exceptionality marked by the gender discourse, except for when she used her wit and intelligence both orally and in writing, to defend her autonomy as well as ...

  4. Control biológico en el cultivo del arroz en Cuba. (Resultados 1970 – 2005).

    Rafael Meneses

    2007-01-01

    El cultivo del arroz en Cuba está afectado por diversas plagas, fundamentalmente: Tagosodes orizicolus, Lissorhoptrus brevirostris, Oebalus insularis y Spodoptera frugiperda. A partir de 1970 se iniciaron los estudios sobre los principales controles biológicos de estas plagas. Para T. orizicolus se ha determinado que Paranagrus perforator y Tytthus parviceps son los principales enemigos naturales de esta plaga. El porcentaje de huevos de T. orizicolus parasitados por P. perforator ha lleg...

  5. Relationship between geographic distribution and morphological patterns in genus Cerion (Mollusca: Cerionidae) in Cuba

    Alejandro Rodríguez-Ochoa

    2014-01-01

    The genus Cerion, with 90 species described for Cuba, is highly polytypical and it had been litle studied. The idea of the absence of and spatiall arrage-ment of morphotypes had been mantained even knowing that in other distri-bution areas several patterns had arise. The goal of this paper was to charac-terize morphological variation on the Cuban species of Cerion and to assess relationship between geographic distances between populations and shell shape differences. Geometric morphome...

  6. Construyendo identidades desde la excepcionalidad: mujer, divorciada y maestra en Santiago de Cuba, siglo XIX

    Provencio Garrigós, Lucía

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with a complex matter: the construction of female gender identity, and it does so though the figure of a paradigmatic woman: Baldomera Fuentes Segura (Santiago de Cuba 1807-1876, a cultivated, learned schoolteacher, married and divorced. She knew how to make her way in life, both personally and intellectually, from the exceptionality marked by the gender discourse, except for when she used her wit and intelligence both orally and in writing, to defend her autonomy as well as her personal and professional dignity, facing attacks which aimed to discredit her. Henceforth, her accusers (her husband and the Board of Public Instruction in Cuba would turn her attributes as inappropriate for the female gender situation, as a wife and schoolteacher, being thus Baldomera an impossible exception.

    Este trabajo aborda un tema complejo: la construcción de la identidad genérica femenina y lo hace al hilo de una paradigmática mujer. Ella es Baldomera Fuentes Segura (Santiago de Cuba, 1807-1876, culta, ilustrada, maestra, casada y divorciada, caminos vitales e intelectuales que supo andar desde la excepcionalidad posible que marcaban los discursos genéricos, salvo cuando usó su ingenio e inteligencia, a través de la palabra y la escritura, para defender su autonomía y dignidad personal y profesional, frente a ataques que pretendían desprestigiarla. A partir de ese momento, sus acusadores (marido y Junta de Instrucción Pública de Cuba convertirán esos atributos en impropios del espacio genérico femenino, de esposa y maestra, pasando a ser Baldomera una excepción imposible.

  7. Geology, age and tectonic evolution of the Sierra Maestra Mountains, southeastern Cuba

    Bojar, A.V.; García-Delgado, D.E.; Rojas-Agramonte, Y.; Neubauer, F.; Hejl, E.; Handler, R.

    2006-01-01

    We summarize the available geological information on the Sierra Maestra Mountains in southeastern Cuba and report new zircon fission track and biotite Ar-Ar ages for this region. Two different and genetically unrelated volcanic arc sequences occur in the Sierra Maestra, one Cretaceous in age (pre-Maastrichtian) and restricted to a few outcrops on the southern coast, and the other Palaeogene in age, forming the main expression of the mountain range. These two sequences are overlain by middle t...

  8. Anemia in children under five years old in Eastern Cuba, 2005-2011

    Gisela M. Pita; Santa Jiménez; Beatriz Basabe; René G. García; Consuelo Macías; Lisette Selva; Clarisa Hernández; Margarita Cruz; Roxana Herrera; Regla O'Farrill; Isabel Calderius; Karelia Paulí; Moraima Leyva; Caridad Arocha; Dania Herrera

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Anemia is the main nutritional problem in Cuban preschool children, prompting several interventions to prevent and control it. An enhanced national strategy was established in 2008, and particular attention paid to the eastern provinces, the region with greatest challenges in social determinants of health. OBJECTIVE Determine anemia prevalence in children aged 6-59 months in Cuba's five eastern provinces in three separate years within a decade, as well as association of anemia wi...

  9. A History of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba: gendered labor and its representations

    Martinez, Andrew Michael

    2013-01-01

    This thesis examines the ways that the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC) was enfranchised into the 1959 Cuban Revolution. By foregrounding the national projects of the Revolution and examining representations of the homosexual Cuban male experience, I explore how the internationally distinct Cuban ballet technique emerged in dialogue and in response to the new man (el hombre nuevo) and the new nation that was being forged. Part I explores the Cuban ballet technique as a repository of the socio-po...

  10. El largo compromiso de Canadá con Cuba: paradojas y posibilidades

    Thomas LEGLER

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Tanto la Unión Europea como América Latina, e incluso Estados Unidos, han iniciado distintos procesos de diálogo con Cuba. ¿Cuáles lecciones relevantes se pueden extraer de la larga historia canadiense de compromiso con la Revolución Cubana? Este artículo documenta la evolución de las relaciones entre Canadá y Cuba desde la década de 1940, centrándose en sus altibajos desde que se lanzó, a mediados de la década de 1990, una política de «compromiso constructivo ». Se argumenta que este acercamiento (en sus diversas formas no ha tenido mayor influencia en la liberalización de la política cubana. Además, la poca influencia que Canadá pudo haber tenido durante el «Periodo Especial» ha disminuido con la recuperación económica y diversificación de las relaciones exteriores de Cuba en la última década. En ese sentido, los autores concluyen que la estrategia más apropiada para Canadá y otros «actores» es llevar a cabo un acercamiento coordinado y de largo plazo que brinde apoyo a una variedad de procesos endógenos de cambio en Cuba. Una estrategia realista debería incluir diálogo de bajo perfil con el régimen actual, cooperación con un amplio espectro de posibles reformadores dentro y fuera del Estado y apoyo para la realización de cambios sociales más extensos a través del comercio, la inversión extranjera, el turismo así como los intercambios académicos y culturales

  11. IAEA Director General welcomes Cuba's intention to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Full text: IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomed Cuba's announcement to accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to ratify the Treaty of Tlatelolco establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean. He expressed the hope that Cuba will conclude soon a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the Agency, as required under Article III of the NPT. 'With Cuba's intention to become party to the NPT, we have come a step closer to a universal nuclear non-proliferation regime,' Mr. ElBaradei said. Only three countries worldwide with significant nuclear activities now remain outside the NPT. With 188 countries party to the Treaty, the NPT is the most adhered to international agreement after the United Nations Charter and the most widely adhered to multilateral arms control treaty. The NPT makes it mandatory that all non-nuclear-weapon States conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements with the IAEA, and thus put all of their nuclear material under IAEA safeguards. The Director General also welcomed Cuba's ratification of the Tlatelolco Treaty, which completes the process of having all countries in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean as members of the nuclear-weapon-free zone in that region. Mr. ElBaradei said that, 'the Tlatelolco Treaty provides a good model for other regional nuclear-weapon-free zones to follow'. He added that 'universal adherence of all countries in regions having nuclear-weapon-free zone arrangements is important to further strengthen the non-proliferation regime'. (IAEA)

  12. Cuba: transición, sucesión, estabilidad, seguridad

    Joaquín ROY

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto durante el último periodo de la administración de George W. Bush como con Barack Obama ya asentado en la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, las delicadas circunstancias de Cuba (precariedad económica, desastres naturales, dependencia alimentaria y energética, etc. señalan que la prioridad de los intereses nacionales de Estados Unidos se centran primero en la estabilidad del escenario. Incluso al precio del retraso de la evolución del régimen, un cierto grado de seguridad es necesario para enfrentarse a los riesgos de una emigración incontrolada y las hipotéticas tensiones internas que provoquen confrontaciones

  13. Height, Zinc and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Schoolchildren: A Study in Cuba and Cambodia

    Brechje de Gier

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Soil-transmitted helminth (STH infections and zinc deficiency are often found in low- and middle-income countries and are both known to affect child growth. However, studies combining data on zinc and STH are lacking. In two studies in schoolchildren in Cuba and Cambodia, we collected data on height, STH infection and zinc concentration in either plasma (Cambodia or hair (Cuba. We analyzed whether STH and/or zinc were associated with height for age z-scores and whether STH and zinc were associated. In Cuba, STH prevalence was 8.4%; these were mainly Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura infections. In Cambodia, STH prevalence was 16.8%, mostly caused by hookworm. In Cuban children, STH infection had a strong association with height for age (aB-0.438, p = 0.001, while hair zinc was significantly associated with height for age only in STH uninfected children. In Cambodian children, plasma zinc was associated with height for age (aB-0.033, p = 0.029, but STH infection was not. Only in Cambodia, STH infection showed an association with zinc concentration (aB-0.233, p = 0.051. Factors influencing child growth differ between populations and may depend on prevalences of STH species and zinc deficiency. Further research is needed to elucidate these relationships and their underlying mechanisms.

  14. CHARACTERISTICS OF GAMBUSIA PUNCTATA (POECILIDAE FOR ITS SELECTION AS BIOMONITOR IN AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY IN CUBA

    Argota, George

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of natural organisms in their capacity as biomonitors allows the evaluation of the environmental conditions of aquatic ecosystems. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of Gambusia punctata Poey, 1854 (Poeciliidae for selection as a biomonitor in aquatic ecotoxicology. The species was selected to be representative and monitored from 2004 to 2012 on a quarterly basis, with two of them corresponding to periods of rain and little rain outside the Almendares -Vento Basin in San Juan Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, respectively. The description of the characteristics of the referred species considered whether they met seven criteria for biomonitoring: 1 cosmopolitan distribution, 2 easy taxonomic identification, 3 appropriate size, 4 limited mobility and relatively long life cycle, 5 tolerant to contamination, 6 easy handling in laboratory studies, and 7 correlation between the contaminant of interest and other environmental matrices. The characteristics were met for each of the seven criteria, and thus have conditional use as biomonitors in ecotoxicology studies and for the ecosystem at San Juan Almendares, Cuba.

  15. Adolescent fertility in Cuba: some reflections on its behavior by provinces and areas of residence

    Daylin Rodríguez Javiqué

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to describe the adolescent fertility in Cuba during the period 2010-2014 and analyze its proximate determinants both nationally and by territory. Based on the data published in Demographic Yearbook, Studies and Data of the Population and birth databases of the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI, adolescent fertility rates in Cuba are calculated according to the groups 10-14 and 15-19, by province and area of residence. In addition, data on family formation, contraception and abortion of Cuban adolescents are shown. These elements could allow hypothesizing about the behavior of adolescent fertility in Cuba. The first important result is that fertility among 15-19 years group had a slight decrease in the period; however, the 10-14 years group has increased its level. On the other hand, the analysis by area of residence shows that urban fertility has gained prominence in the Cuban provinces, with an increase between 2010 and 2012 in more than half of them. Similarly, about a third of the provinces analyzed show higher levels of adolescent fertility in urban areas than in rural areas. High rates of abortion in adolescence, which exceeds fertility rates in ten provinces of the country; early onset of sexual intercourse and first marriage, and improper use of contraceptive methods, are elements worth looking into in order to find explanations to the reproductive behavior of Cuban adolescents.

  16. Dinámica de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba (1846-1931.

    Orestes Gárciga Gárciga

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo forma parte de una investigación mayor que estudia la actividad laboral de la población cubana en el periodo de 1846-1931, mediante el procesamiento de los datos estadísticos correspondientes a los censos de 1846, 1862, 1899, 1907, 1919 y 1931. El trabajo está compuesto por cuatro partes: «Método para el estudio de la estructura ocupacional de Cuba»; «La población de Cuba entre 1846 y 1931»; «La evolución de la fuerza de trabajo en Cuba de 1846 a 1931» y «Fuerza de trabajo calificada». En el presente artículo se incluyen las dos primeras partes, donde se explica el método empleado, las dificultades que se vencieron para desarrollarlo, así como sus posibilidades de análisis. Además, se examina el comportamiento de la población, en general, entre 1846 y 1931, se analizan variables de gran importancia, como los recursos laborales y los habitantes según edad, sexo y raza; y se hace hincapié en los aportes de la inmigración y la población ocupada, lo que es imprescindible, como fase introductoria al estudio del tema.

  17. Strengthening the Radiation Protection System in Cuba (SRPS - Cuba). A co-operation project between Cuban and Swedish institutions, February 2001 - June 2003

    This project results from the co-operation between a number of Cuban and Swedish institutions. It started in February 2001 and ended in June 2003 and was made possible thanks to the contributions of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), the Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Cuba (CPHR), and the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI). The overall objective was to strengthen the radiation protection system in Cuba, and in this way contribute with the control and reduction of risks to man and the environment from exposures to ionizing radiation. The project focused on four priority areas: 1) Protection of workers and patients exposed to radiation in radiation practices; 2) Preparedness for response to an emergency situation; 3) Environmental radiological protection; and, 4) Exposure to radiation in areas with high levels of natural radioactivity. The present report summarizes the findings of the whole project period, providing an overview of the overall achievements, as well as listing its deliverables. The results of an evaluation of the project, conducted during the final workshop, are also included. The report ends with a list of generic and specific conclusions and recommendations for implementation of the project's achievements and for further development of co-operation

  18. Strengthening the Radiation Protection System in Cuba (SRPS - Cuba). A co-operation project between Cuban and Swedish institutions, February 2001 - June 2003

    Avila, Rodolfo; Larsson, Carl-Magnus; Prendes, Miguel; Zerquera, Juan Tomas

    2004-02-01

    This project results from the co-operation between a number of Cuban and Swedish institutions. It started in February 2001 and ended in June 2003 and was made possible thanks to the contributions of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), the Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Cuba (CPHR), and the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI). The overall objective was to strengthen the radiation protection system in Cuba, and in this way contribute with the control and reduction of risks to man and the environment from exposures to ionizing radiation. The project focused on four priority areas: 1) Protection of workers and patients exposed to radiation in radiation practices; 2) Preparedness for response to an emergency situation; 3) Environmental radiological protection; and, 4) Exposure to radiation in areas with high levels of natural radioactivity. The present report summarizes the findings of the whole project period, providing an overview of the overall achievements, as well as listing its deliverables. The results of an evaluation of the project, conducted during the final workshop, are also included. The report ends with a list of generic and specific conclusions and recommendations for implementation of the project's achievements and for further development of co-operation.

  19. Acting of the radiological surveillance of food in Cuba before anomalous situations; Actuacion de la vigilancia radiologica de alimentos en Cuba ante situaciones anomalas

    Fernandez G, I.M.; Rodriguez C, G.; Carrazana G, J.; Capote F, E. [CPHR, Calle 20, No. 4113 e/41 y 47, Playa, La Habana, 11300 (Cuba)]. e-mail: isis@cphr.edu.cu

    2006-07-01

    Keeping in mind the real possibility of that would be imported to Cuba polluted foods with radionuclides, product of a nuclear or radiological accident happens one contamination of foods inside the national territory, it was designed and was into effect in January, 2000, a Program of Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water, in the marks of the National Program of Surveillance of Pollutants in Foods and Water. This surveillance is executed in group among the National Unit of Health Environmental of the Ministry of Health and the Center of Protection and Hygiene of those Radiations of the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment. In this work the design in the way of acting of the Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water in Cuba, in the event of detection of anomalous situations is presented. The same one includes, the establishment of investigation levels for radionuclides in foods, the ways of performance of the System, of to be overcome or to be equaled the performance levels or established investigation, the flow of the information, as well as the work routine to continue by the essay laboratories, in the event of an anomalous situation. (Author)

  20. „Era un llamado de la Revolución“ – Colaboración cultural y científica entre Checoslovaquia y Cuba en los años 60, 70 y 80 del s. XX

    Bortlová, Hana

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 7, č. 1 (2013), 23-39. ISSN 2222-4181 Institutional support: RVO:68378114 Keywords : Cold War foreign relations * Soviet bloc and Cuba * Cuba and Czechoslovakia Subject RIV: AB - History http://wordsandsilences.org

  1. Actitudes lingüísticas en Cuba. Cambios positivos hacia la variante nacional de lengua

    Roxana Sobrino Triana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de La Habana, frente al español de Cuba y hacia el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigación (RCN. La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando a una muestra de 400 informantes, estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. El análisis está centrado en las denominaciones dadas a la lengua española, las percepciones cognitivo-lingüísticas y las actitudes, tanto positivas como negativas, que manifiestan los informantes hacia su variedad nacional y el resto de los países hispanohablantes, así como las opiniones sobre corrección y unidad lingüísticas. Entre los resultados obtenidos destaca la valoración positiva hacia la variante cubana, en relación con investigaciones anteriores. El estudio contribuye a actualizar el panorama sobre actitudes en Cuba y se suma a la serie de trabajos, que con una metodología común, se han realizado en el mundo hispánico dentro del proyecto LIAS. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of native Spanish speakers from Havana, towards Spanish spoken in Cuba and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is a result of the LIAS-Project (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, funded by The Research Council of Norway (RCN. The data were gathered in the capital of the country, interviewing a stratified sample of 400 respondents based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The analysis addresses several issues, such as the various names given to the Spanish language in Cuba, the cognitive linguistic perceptions and the positive and negative attitudes of Cuban speakers towards Spanish, as well as their opinions

  2. 31 CFR 515.560 - Travel-related transactions to, from, and within Cuba by persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

    2010-07-01

    ... utilization of charge cards, including but not limited to debit or credit cards, for expenditures in Cuba. (2... as charge card issuers or intermediary banks, of charge card instruments (e.g., vouchers, drafts, or sales receipts) for expenditures in Cuba. The issuer of a charge card, or a foreign charge card...

  3. El lugar de la inteligencia empresarial en el entorno conceptual de la gestión del conocimiento. Evolución en Cuba

    Orozco-Silva, Eduardo

    2001-01-01

    The relationship between business intelligence and knowledge management is analyzed, as well as their links to information management. Also explored are their relationships with technology foresighting, together with the compared characteristics of both business intelligence and knowledge management. Included in the article is a brief report on business intelligence activities in Cuba Keywords: Business intelligence, Knowledge management,Information management, Technology foresight, Cuba

  4. Las antinomias de la nación Cubana: la agenda de Cuba en la perspectiva de Iberoamerica y frente a los EE.UU.

    Rafael HERNÁNDEZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo, el autor analiza las relaciones entre EEUU. y Cuba en la actualidad y sus perspectivas. Para ésto, pasa revista a algunas de las facturas que son presentadas para explicar la política de bloqueo de EEUU. a Cuba, concretamente la alianza de Cuba con la Unión Soviética y la ayuda de aquélla a regímenes antiamericanos. El autor sostiene que esas facturas no son las causas principales de la política americana ya que ésta tiene una lógica propia en función de controlar una Cuba que, desde siempre, ha sido un objetivo geopolítico de EE.UU. Por último, el autor analiza las perpectivas de transformaciones internas del régimen cubano como respuesta a la crisis actual.ABSTRACT: The current relations between United States and Cuba are analyzed in this work. It shows some factors that explain the USA blockade to Cuba; specifically the Soviet Union - Cuba alliance and the help of the Soviets to the anti- American political regimes. The author believes that such factors are not the main causes of the American foreing policy because this policy has its own logic: to control Cuba which has always been a USA geopolitics objective. Finally, he analizes the perspectives of the international transformations of Cuban political system. as response to the present crisis.

  5. Communication of 27 March 1995 received from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the International Atomic Energy Agency

    The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has received a letter of 27 March 1995 from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba informing the Agency that the Government of the Republic of Cuba signed the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty) on 25 March 1995

  6. Política, ethos social e identidad en la cuba contemporánea Politics, social ethos and identity in contemporary Cuba

    Luis RONIGER

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La persistencia del modelo político cubano es paradójica al analizarla sobre e! transfondo de extrema penuria económica, pérdida de apoyo internacional y presiones en aumento de parte de los Estados Unidos y la oposición anticastrista fuera de Cuba. No obstante las circunstancias internacionales adversas que debió enfrentar Cuba tras la caída de la Unión Soviética -su principal fuente de apoyo económico- el gobierno revolucionario logró mantenerse en e! poder. Los autores analizan las condiciones que posibilitaron la proyección del compromiso revolucionario, las medidas económicas y los mecanismos políticos adoptados en la última década a fin de adaptarse a la cambiante situación global al tiempo que mantuvieron la estabilidad interna, pese a los serios desafíos internacionales y las presiones internas. Se sugiere que un factor clave en la persistencia del modelo deriva de su conexión con las identidades colectivas y el ethos social de la nación cubana en el período postrevolucionario. Este factor instrumental en asegurar la continuidad de! modelo cubano, ha limitado empero su proyección actual en las otras naciones latinoamericanas, a pesar de los alcances destacados en ámbitos de desarrollo humano, como son la salud y la educación.The resilience of the Cuban political model appears paradoxical against the backdrop of extreme economic hardship, loss o foreign support and increasing pressure by the United States and the anti-Castro opposition. Notwithstanding adverse global circumstances following the demise of the Soviet Union -its main source of economic support- the Cuban revolutionary government has managed to hold onto power. In this paper the authors analyze the conditions under which Cuba has remained committee to its revolutionary path and the economic measures and political mechanisms it has adopted to maintain internal stability, despite serious international challenges and internal pressures. They suggest that

  7. Situación de la gestión de inventarios en Cuba/Situation of Stock Management in Cuba

    Igor Lopes-Martínez

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar la situación de la gestión de inventarios en Cuba, a partir de las experiencias obtenidas durante más de 10 años en entidades de los sectores de servicios, comerciales y producción. En nuestro país existen problemas como: la falta de disponibilidad, la inestabilidad de suministros, la baja rotación de inventarios, los deficientes estudios realizados sobre demanda y productos obsoletos; todos los cuales están relacionados directamente con los inventarios. Es por ello que se propone analizar estos problemas desde la perspectiva de la empresa y tratarlos a nivel de cadena de suministro, integración débilmente estructurada en nuestras entidades. Se realiza un análisis de la relación entre la legislación vigente en Cuba y la gestión del inventario, por lo que se recomienda la utilización, en próximos estudios, de un modelo de referencia para evaluar la situación de la gestión de los inventarios en las empresas y cadenas de forma más integral./The main objective of this article is to analyze the stock management situation in Cuba, taking into account the experiences obtained for more than 10 years in several enterprises which develop their activities in connection with the service, commercial and production fields. Cuban companies are facing problems such as: lack of availability, supply instability, low rotation of the stock, poor studies of demand, and obsolete productions; which have in common their relation with the stock management. That is why this research proposes to make an assessment of these problems from the point of view of the enterprise in connection with their supply chains. Such a comprehensive analysis is poorly developed in Cuban enterprises so far. It is also proposed an analysis of the laws and their connection with stock management. Finally, it is suggested the introduction of a reference model in order to assess, with more integrality, the status of the stock

  8. The Media’s Construction of Cuba. An Analysis of the Journalistic Discourse of The Washington Post

    Mg. Miguel Ernesto Gómez Masjuán

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The article shows the main findings of a qualitative piece of research based on a unique, inclusive, descriptive case aimed at critically analysing the journalistic discourse of American newspaper The Washington Post about Cuba in two significant moments of the island´s recent history: Fidel Castro´s Proclamation in July 31, 2006, and Raúl Castro’s Presidential election in February, 2008. The main topics, discursive strategies and linguistic resources prioritised by the newspaper to portray Cuba during that period are examined and several converging points between the newspaper´s discourse and Bush Administration´s political discourse about Cuba are revealed.

  9. Epidemic neuropathy in Cuba: a plea to end the United States economic embargo on a humanitarian basis.

    Román, G C

    1994-10-01

    During 1992-1993, an epidemic of neurologic disease in Cuba affected 50,862 patients with optic neuropathy, sensorineural deafness, predominantly sensory peripheral neuropathy, and dorsolateral myelopathy. The clinical syndromes were identical to those of prisoners of war subjected to nutritional restriction in tropical prison camps during World War II (Strachan's disease). A dietary deficiency of group B vitamins and sulfur-containing amino acids appears to have been the primary cause of the epidemic. This was a consequence of economic and political events in Cuba linked to the collapse of the Soviet Union and socialist countries. The recently toughened 30-year-old US economic embargo on Cuba contributed to these problems and hampered the investigation, treatment, and prevention of the epidemic. A plea is made to the neurologic community to request the lifting of the trade blockade on a humanitarian basis. PMID:7936221

  10. Los caminos hacia una Sociología en Cuba: avatares históricos, teóricos y profesionales The pathways towards a Sociology in Cuba: historical, theoretical and professional changes

    Teresa Muñoz Gutiérrez

    2005-01-01

    La ponencia realiza un panorama de la Historia de la Sociología en Cuba, a partir de la combinación de los enfoques de la Historia de las Ideas y de la Historia de la Ciencia. Brinda una caracterización de las etapas fundamentales por las que ha atravesado la ciencia sociológica en el país, combinando una mirada de lo universal, lo regional y lo nacional, destacando las especificidades de los procesos en Cuba, así como sus correlatos en Europa y en América Latina. Se atiende a los procesos de...

  11. Desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras de Cuba (Metabolic imbalances and minerals deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders in dairy cattle in Cuba

    García Díaz, Juan R

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar los principales desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a los problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras mestizas Holstein x Cebú en un sistema de producción con amamantamiento restringido en la región central de Cuba.SummaryThe objective of this study was to diagnose the principal metabolic imbalances and deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders especially due to mineral deficiency in crossbreed (Holstein × Cebu dairy cows under restrained system of production in the central region of Cuba.

  12. Apuntes para la historia de las malformaciones congénitas en terneros de la región central de Cuba - Notes for the history of congenital malformations in calves of the central region of Cuba

    Rojas Lleonart, Isaías

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenSe realizó un estudio retrospectivo sobre los hallazgos de malformaciones congénitas en terneros en la región central de Cuba a partir de los primeros años de la década del 70 hasta nuestros días.SummaryIt was carried out a retrospective study on the discoveries of congenital malformations in calves in the central region of Cuba starting from the first years of the decade of the 70’s until our days.

  13. Niveles de eficiencia de las policlínicas de Matanzas, Cuba, según el método de análisis envolvente de datos Efficiency of outpatient clinics in Matanzas, Cuba, using data envelopment analysis

    Anai García Fariñas; Zoe Sánchez Delgado; Magalys Chaviano Moreno; Miriam Muñiz Cepero

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Determinar el índice de eficiencia de todas las policlínicas de la provincia de Matanzas, Cuba, identificar las unidades de mejor práctica y estimar las reservas de eficiencia de cada unidad. METODOLOGÍA: Se realizó una investigación descriptiva durante el primer trimestre de 2006 en las 40 policlínicas de la provincia de Matanzas, Cuba. Las policlínicas se agruparon según su nivel de complejidad y el nivel socioeconómico del municipio en el que se ubican. Se consideraron cinco ind...

  14. Apuntes sobre la evolución histórica de las bibliotecas para personas con discapacidad visual en Cuba Some notes on historical course of libraries for visual impaired persons in Cuba

    Isabel Portales Tamayo

    2004-01-01

    Se trata el origen, evolución histórica y estado actual de los servicios bibliotecarios para personas con discapacidad visual en Cuba y otras regiones del mundo. Se destaca el lugar de IFLA, como organización líder en el desarrollo de las bibliotecas para ciegos; así como la labor realizada por Cuba en el desarrollo de los servicios de información para los discapacitados, especialmente en el Sistema Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas. En muchos países del tercer mundo, los discapacitados visual...

  15. Los contactos lingüísticos y el español no estándar de Santiago de Cuba (Linguistic contacts and non standard Spanish from Santiago, Cuba)

    Vicente Jesús Figueroa Arencibia

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo entrega los resultados obtenidos en un trabajo de camporealizado en Santiago de Cuba y se propone mostrar el papel desempeñado principalmente por las lenguas bantúes y el criollo haitiano en la aceleración de determinadas tendencias lingüísticas provenientes del mediodía peninsular en el español no estándar santiaguero. (This article shows the results obtained in a field study carried out in Santiago, Cuba. Its objective is to show the role represented by Bantu languages and Hai...

  16. Una década de trabajo del Registro Sanitario de Juguetes en Cuba Ten years of work related to the health registry of toys in Cuba

    Maritza T. Suárez Pita

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Los juguetes son un instrumento vital para el desarrollo de los niños y las niñas, por lo que es una prioridad el cumplimiento de los requisitos de su seguridad para evitar así riesgos de daño a la salud. Una herramienta eficaz para verificar y controlar la seguridad de los juguetes, es su certificación sanitaria. En Cuba, previo a su comercialización, los juguetes se someten al proceso de registro sanitario, el cual culmina con el otorgamiento del certificado sanitario que avala su inocuidad. El objetivo de este artículo es brindar una síntesis del trabajo realizado por el Registro Sanitario de Juguetes en Cuba en el período 1999-2009 y brindar algunas consideraciones para mejorar esta actividad. En una década de trabajo se aprobaron 1993 certificados, se rechazaron 79 referencias de juguetes por diferentes causas, entre ellas, deficiencias en la terminación del producto, etiquetado inexistente o incorrecto y problemas en el diseño. Se ha brindado asesoría técnica a las empresas que forman parte de la cadena de distribución, impartido conferencias y cursos y participado en talleres que permitieron el intercambio entre los especialistas. En la actualidad se trabaja en el fortalecimiento de los requisitos de seguridad para los juguetes en concordancia con los progresos científicos, la evolución del mercado y el mayor conocimiento acerca de cuestiones de salud y seguridad.Toys are a vital tool for the development of children, thus, it is a priority the fulfillment of requirement of its safe to avoid the risks of health damage. An effective tool to verify and to control the toys' safe is its safe. In Cuba, prior to its marketing, the toys underwent a health registry process, which end with the granting of a health certification endorsing its safe. The objective of present paper is to offer a synthesis of the work performed by the Toy's Health Registry in Cuba from 1999 to 2009 and also some considerations to improve this activity

  17. Fuentes de infeccion de histoplasmosis en la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba Sources of infection of histoplasmosis in the Island of Youth, Cuba

    Carlos Manuel Fernandez Andreu

    1992-10-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo es reportar el aislamiento de Histoplasma capsulation, agente etiológico de la histoplasmosis, a partir del suelo de lugares habitados por murciélagos y gallinas en la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. El hongo fue cultivado también a partir de los órganos de cuatro especies de murciélagos capturados en cuevas. La identificación de H. capsulatum se realizó mediante la conversión de la fase miceliana a levadura y por el test de exoantígenos. Se señala el valor epidemiológico de estos hallazgos en cuevas de gran importancia arqueológica, espeleológica y turística, así como el riesgo potencial que representan para la salud humana. Los autores concluyen con recomendaciones para evitar la infección por H. capsulatum en aquellas personas que por determinadas razones tengan que estar en contacto con estos ambientes contaminados.The purpose of this work is to report the isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum, etiologic agent of histoplasmosis, from soil in sites inhabited by bats and chicken in the Island of Youth, Cuba. The fungus was cultured from four species of cavedwelling bats too. The identification of H. capsulatum was done by mycelial to yeast conversion and exoantigen test. It is pointed out the epidemiological value of some of these isolations in caves of great importance from the archeologic, speleologic or touristic point of view; and the potential risk that they represent to human health. The authors conclude with some recommendation to prevent the infection with H. capsultatum in people who have to keep in contact with those environments.

  18. Building Partnerships for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security in Cuba

    Full text: Soil erosion and the associated land degradation have long been recognized as major environmental concerns and a constraint to food security and sustainable development. The United Nations has highlighted soil degradation as one of the most significant challenges for sustainable food production in the 21st century (World Summit on Sustainable Development, 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa). The ARCAL (Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Advancement of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean) Regional Strategy Profile identified the inefficient use of soil resources and the resulting permanent loss of productive agricultural land as major limitations to achieving food security in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Currently, about 300 million hectares of land have been affected by degradation. Indicators of the present soil conservation status and probable environmental consequences are essential for an assessment of national economic potential and evaluation of political and social consequences. Large-scale soil erosion assessments, for example in a watershed, cannot be based on direct conventional measurements because of methodological restrictions and excessively high temporal and spatial variability. This can be addressed through the use of fallout radionuclides (caesium-137, lead-210 and beryllium-7), which are widely distributed in the environment, adsorbed by soil particles and hence transported in the landscape in a similar way to soil particles. Therefore the monitoring of their redistribution provides an excellent fingerprint for soil redistribution by erosion or sedimentation. These radionuclide techniques also offer an advantage over the conventional methods, by being much less laborious and pinpointing the sources of soil loss. In 2009, a regional technical cooperation project (RLA/5/051 - ARCAL) was initiated for Latin America, with 15 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti

  19. Cuba y el despertar de los nacionalismos en la España peninsular

    Enric UCELAY DA CAL

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente artículo analiza el papel nuclear que el nacionalismo cubano tuvo en la aparición y crecimiento de los nacionalismos contemporáneos en España. Tanto el nacionalismo español como los nacionalismos periféricos, especialmente el catalán y el vasco, estuvieron determinados por el modelo y las formas nacionalistas que surgieron de manera pionera en la Gran Antilla. Por otro lado, el enfrentamiento entre nacionalismo cubano y respuesta españolista establecería las pautas ideológicas de radicalización que posteriormente serían repetidas en contextos metropolitanos. Desentrañar esas determinaciones y esas pautas en el marco de la dimensión cubana de la política española es, pues, el tema central de este trabajo. Palabras Clave: Cuba, España, Imperio, Nacionalismo cubano, Nacionalismos peninsulares. ABSTRACT: The article analyzed the central role that Cuban nationalism played in the appearance and growth of contemporary nationalism in Spain. Both Spanish nationalism and peripheral nationalism, especially in Catalonia and the Basque Country, were determined by the nationalist model and forms that were pioneered in Cuba. Moreover, the confrontation between Cuban nationalism and the Spanish response was to establish the ideological lines of radicalization that would subsequently be repeated in metropolitan contexts. The deciphering of these determinations and these lines in the framework of the Cuban dimension of Spanish politics is thus the central theme of this study. Key words: Cuba, Spain, Empire, Cuban Nationalism, Peninsular Nationalism.

  20. Metrological support for radiation protection activities in the Republic of Cuba

    Full text: The Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL) of the Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) is engaged with the maintenance of traceability to International Measurement System (SI) of dosimetric measurements at radiation protection levels in Cuba. In this way, it maintain the Cuban reference standards and provides the calibration, irradiation and legal verification service to gamma dosimeters in the country. These services are worked under performance of a Quality Assurance System which meet the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 and it is accredited by the National Accreditation Office of the Republic of Cuba (ONARC) that at the same time is a full member of the ILAC. One essential element to reach the accreditation it was the participation of the SSDL in the IAEA/WHO network which give the possibility to be included in the intercomparison programme and postal audits regularly organized in the network to calibration services. These programmes help on the maintenance of the reference standards and verify the correct application of the dosimetry protocols and calibration procedures. The stability of the reference standard was confirmed by the results of the quality controls. The 0.49% of standard deviation is observed in 6 years of study using a 90Sr check source. The paper presents how is conformed the metrological base for radiation protection measurements in Cuba and show the progress of the SSDL in the service management. In addition, it is presented the satisfactory results of the on the intercomparison exercises and postal audits at radiation protection levels since 1997. (orig.)

  1. Genetic origin, admixture, and asymmetry in maternal and paternal human lineages in Cuba

    Martínez-Fuentes Antonio

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Before the arrival of Europeans to Cuba, the island was inhabited by two Native American groups, the Tainos and the Ciboneys. Most of the present archaeological, linguistic and ancient DNA evidence indicates a South American origin for these populations. In colonial times, Cuban Native American people were replaced by European settlers and slaves from Africa. It is still unknown however, to what extent their genetic pool intermingled with and was 'diluted' by the arrival of newcomers. In order to investigate the demographic processes that gave rise to the current Cuban population, we analyzed the hypervariable region I (HVS-I and five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA coding region in 245 individuals, and 40 Y-chromosome SNPs in 132 male individuals. Results The Native American contribution to present-day Cubans accounted for 33% of the maternal lineages, whereas Africa and Eurasia contributed 45% and 22% of the lineages, respectively. This Native American substrate in Cuba cannot be traced back to a single origin within the American continent, as previously suggested by ancient DNA analyses. Strikingly, no Native American lineages were found for the Y-chromosome, for which the Eurasian and African contributions were around 80% and 20%, respectively. Conclusion While the ancestral Native American substrate is still appreciable in the maternal lineages, the extensive process of population admixture in Cuba has left no trace of the paternal Native American lineages, mirroring the strong sexual bias in the admixture processes taking place during colonial times.

  2. Meseta de Boniato y Graben de Santiago de Cuba: un enfoque geomorfológico de su desarrollo morfoestructural

    José Juan Zamorano Orozco; Mario Arturo Ortiz Pérez; Maria Teresa Ramírez Herrera; José Ramón Hernández Santana

    2000-01-01

    La aplicación de os métodos de análisis morfoestructura a territorio de la meseta de Bon aro-graoen oe Santiago de Cuba permitió revelar la influencia teutónica del mecanismo de transformación izqueroa imperante oesae e O goceno-M oceno a lo largo de de Carioe septentriona. Las manifestaciones transcurrentes determinaron la formación de la cuenca de tracción de la bahía de Santiago de Cuba y sus componentes de desplazamiento vertical, una marcada diferenciación en bloques de la escama ...

  3. LAS ESTRATEGIAS DE ENSEÑANZA Y APRENDIZAJE EN LA HISTORIA DE CUBA EN LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA MULTIGRADO

    Ada Iris Nápoles Cruz; José Ignacio Reyes González

    2015-01-01

    Este artículo contiene ideas que reflexionan sobre la necesidad de desarrollar en las escuelas primarias multigrados estrategias didácticas para el proceso de enseñanza aprendizaje de la Historia de Cuba en este contexto educativo, que potencie las relaciones entre los componentes de dicho proceso y promueva las estrategias, tanto para el maestro como para los escolares primarios, que favorezcan la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la Historia de Cuba con el objetivo de materializar las aspirac...

  4. Characterization of red rice in the province of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. I. Biotypes of straw-colored glumes.

    Jorge García de la Osa; Manuel Delgado Rigo

    2013-01-01

    Trials were made in The Research Local Station of Grains areas, Sur del Jíbaro from 2005 through 2011. 27 morpho-agronomic characters were evaluated regarding the main red rice biotypes of straw-colored glumes in the province of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, and in three commercial varieties of witness rice (IACuba-31, Perla de Cuba y Jucarito-104). It also was determined a broad diversity and variations in these features that permitted to differenciate the biotypes between them and with other rice ...

  5. Cancer mortality in Cuba and among the Cuban-born in the United States: 1979-81.

    Shai, D

    1991-01-01

    The Cuban-born population of the United States, enumerated at 608,000 in the 1980 census, has been little studied with regard to cancer mortality. Being older and rarely migrating back to Cuba, Cuban Americans present a good subject for comparative cancer mortality. Age-adjusted death rates for selected causes of cancer are compared in this paper for Cubans in Cuba, the Cuban-born in the United States, and all whites in the United States. Two forms of cancer have been of particular concern in...

  6. Diversidad haplotípica en el manatí Trichechus manatus en Cuba: Resultados preliminares

    Hernández Martínez, D.; Álvarez-Alemán, A.; Bonde, R.K; Powell, J A; García-Machado, E.

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue obtener información preliminar acerca de la composición de haplotipos del ADN mitocóndrico (ADNmt) del manatí (Trichechus manatus) que habita en el archipiélago cubano. Se analizó un total de 13 individuos, 12 de Cuba y uno procedente de la Florida, EU. Las secuencias de un fragmento de 410 pb de la región de control del ADNmt (D-loop) permitieron identificar dos haplotipos. El haplotipo A1, único encontrado en la Florida (incluida la mues...

  7. Vila de Cuba. Evolução urbana e estudo de um ensanche

    Sofia Raquel Pires Vitória Moedas

    2012-01-01

    Em pleno coração da planície do Baixo Alentejo, encontra-se a vila da Cuba, como é reconhecida pela população, de carácter concentrado e fechada sobre si mesma, contrastando com os vastos campos agrícolas, salpicados por montes e herdades ao seu redor. A um núcleo urbano consolidado, integra-se um plano de expansão de matriz ortogonal e racionalidade geométrica, denunciando um crescimento urbano acentuado, que se verifica sobretudo a partir de inícios de oitocentos, morfologicamente semelhant...

  8. LA SALUD PÚBLICA EN CUBA DURANTE EL PERIODO COLONIAL ESPAÑOL

    Juan Francisco Tejera Concepción

    2008-01-01

    En las tres conferencias impartidas hasta el momento les hemos brindado una somera explicación del papel que jugaron en la administración de salud pública en Cuba durante los siglos XVI, XVII y primer tercio del XVIII los cabildos o ayuntamientos, integrantes del gobierno municipal y la Iglesia Católica; pasamos después a estudiar las instituciones propias de la organización de la salud pública durante la etapa colonial casi en su totalidad: el Real Tribunal del Protomedicato de La Habana con...

  9. Atunero congelador al cerco de 1000 m3 de capacidad en cubas

    Elena Vázquez, Adrián

    2015-01-01

    El proyecto que aquí se presenta consiste el diseño y calculo de un buque atunero congelador de pesca al cerco, el cual tiene como requerimientos de partida la siguiente especificación. Especificación Capacidad en cubas para el atún congelado 1000 m3 Velocidad en pruebas a 90% MCR 16 nudos Capacidad de combustible 500 m3 Capacidad de congelación 50 t/día Alojamiento 16 tripulantes Equipo propulsor Motor diesel con reductor Sociedad de clasificación American Bureau of S...

  10. Il quarto governo Fanfani e la crisi di Cuba del 1962

    Anastasi, Matteo

    2015-01-01

    Il presente saggio è incentrato sull’analisi del ruolo giocato dall’Italia durante uno dei momenti di maggiore attrito della guerra fredda: la crisi dei missili di Cuba. La scelta di questo tema deriva dalla volontà di esaminare un frangente della storia contemporanea particolarmente battuto, quale la tensione dell’ottobre 1962, alla luce dell’azione italiana nella crisi, quest’ultimo aspetto, invece, relativamente poco studiato. Obiettivo del lavoro è dimostrare da un lato l’impegno profuso ...

  11. Corrosion of steel reinforced concrete in the tropical coastal atmosphere of Havana City, Cuba

    Abel Castañeda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The influence of chloride deposition rate on concrete using an atmospheric corrosion approach is rarely studied in the literature. Seven exposure sites were selected in Havana City, Cuba, for exposure of reinforced concrete samples. Two significantly different atmospheric corrosivity levels with respect to corrosion of steel reinforced concrete were observed after two years of exposure depending on atmospheric chloride deposition and w/c ratio of the concrete. Changes in corrosion current are related to changes in chloride penetration and chloride atmospheric deposition. The influence of sulphur compound deposition could also be a parameter to consider in atmospheric corrosion of steel reinforced concrete.

  12. Solution in Cuba to ensuring the radiological protection in nuclear medicine

    In the middle of the 80's in Cuba takes place a widespread use of nuclear techniques in the national economy, particularly in nuclear medicine practice. In order to harmonize the constructive projects of the nuclear medical facilities, the National Regulatory Authority for Radiation Protection assessed the requirements to be adopted for the purpose of ensuring the optimum fulfillment of the radiation protection regulations in force in the country. As a result of this work a functional solution was developed for the distribution of the sites for the storage, dosage and handling of radioactive substances and the temporary deposit of the radioactive wastes produced. (authors). 4 refs., 1 tab

  13. Ilustrated guide for identification of comercial shrimps (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata, Penaeoidea of Cuba

    Manuel Ortiz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available An illustrated key for the identification of all the shrimps and prawns of economic importance recorded on the Cuban Archipelago is herein presented. It includes the dicothomic keys for the two Suborders, one Infraorder, one Superfamily, three Families, ten Genera and twenty two Species. The most important figures, in order to help in the classification of each species, as well as the common names, are also included. The restricted synonymy of more interest for users, the distribution of each species in Cuba, and in the Western North Atlantic, as well as a glossary, are also pointed out.

  14. La palabra es de ustedes, me callo por pudor: Antiintelectualismo y emergencia del testimonio en Cuba

    2013-01-01

    El artículo señala y analiza la presencia del testimonio como función no conceptualizada en los debates sobre el papel del intelectual revolucionario en la Cuba de los años sesenta. Algunas canciones de la Nueva Trova Cubana aludían explícitamente a la enunciación testimonial como una forma de superar el descrédito que la voz intelectual había sufrido en esos debates, ligando la emergencia del testimonio al auge del antiintelectualismo. Esa relación se hallaba ya presente, como demuestra el a...

  15. DESARROLLO DEL CULTIVO DE LA VID EN EL SECTOR CAMPESINO-COOPERATIVO DEL OCCIDENTE DE CUBA

    C. de la Fé; Hernández, O.; Palacios, J.; Palacios, J. A.; González, E.

    2001-01-01

    Contrario a la exclusividad atribuida al cultivo de la vid en zonas frías de Asia, Europa y América, sin dudas, este ha encontrado en Cuba condiciones favorables para su desarrollo, hecho atribuible a la obtención de nuevos cultivares con adaptación a diferentes condiciones ambientales. Los cri- terios antes expuestos encuentran su confirmación en los re- sultados obtenidos por destacados viticultores cubanos du- rante más de 10 años de cosechas consecutivas con rendi- mientos competitivos,...

  16. Genetic polymorphisms and racial groups in the population of Pinar del Rio province (Cuba)

    Díaz Narváez, Víctor P.; Hidalgo Calcines, Pedro; Castellanos Pérez, Tomás; González González, Olga; Calzadilla Núñez, Aracelis; Valenzuela Yuraidimi, Carlos; Rodríguez Pérez, Margarita

    2002-01-01

    Se estudió el polimorfismo genético de 13 marcadores genéticos en tres grupos raciales (blancos, mulatos y negros) en la provincia de Pinar del Río (Cuba). Se encontraron diferencias fenotípicas en 8 de los 13 marcadores estudiados. Las diferencias de las frecuencias alélicas encontradas en los marcadores fueron altamente significativas entre los grupos raciales examinados. Los loci estudiados permitieron mostrar claras diferencias de un grupo racial respecto de los otros. Los hallazgos obten...

  17. President Obama should pursue measures aimed at ending the Cuba embargo

    Allen, Natalie

    2014-01-01

    President Obama’s handshake with Cuban President Raúl Castro at Nelson Mandela’s funeral last December prompted speculation that after more than 50 years of its embargo against the country, the U.S. may be becoming open to a more normal relationship. Natalie Allen takes a close look at the history and effects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, and argues that it has largely failed as a policy. She writes that while there is currently little likelihood of Congress overturning the embargo in the...

  18. Psychological studies of children affected by the Chernobyl accident made during their stay in Cuba

    This study evaluates the psychological, medical and social effects of the Chernobyl accident on children who live in the Chernobyl area. 404 children were studied in the age group of 11 to 17 years who spent the holidays in Cuba. The special objective of the study was to estimate in the light of the accident their personal characteristics, their mental health and their psychosocial adaptation. Different psychological tests were performed and the data were evaluated and compared with similar research carried out by other research groups. 12 refs

  19. Las finanzas públicas y el papel del estado en Cuba

    Yoania Castillo Padrón; Obanis Miguel Camejo Monasterio

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo titulado ”Las Finanzas Públicas y el Papel del Estado en Cuba ” tiene como objetivo presentar una recopilación de diferentes puntos de vistas acerca del papel de las finanzas y relación con las administración financiera del Estado. Como resultados del trabajo se puede apreciar como ha sido la evolución cronológica de las finanzas y los principales momentos que han marcado cada etapa hasta nuestros días. Teniendo en cuenta que en la actualidad la ciencia se convierte en una...

  20. Relaciones en disputa: nación, género, raza y turismo en Cuba

    Ana Alcázar Campos

    2014-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza la manera en que la introducción del turismo de masas en Cuba, en los años noventa, produce una serie de contradicciones en la ideología nacional cubana, la cual parte del mito fundacional latinoamericano del mestizaje y se refuerza, a partir del triunfo revolucionario de 1959, con la defensa de una supuesta lógica igualitaria. En un contexto caracterizado como aislado —algo vigorizado por el bloqueo estadounidense y las restricciones migratorias cubanas—, las “zon...

  1. La Guerra de Cuba y la Memoria Colectiva. La crisis del 98 en la prensa sevillana

    Sevilla Soler, Rosario

    1996-01-01

    Pocos hechos de la historia de España han permanecido tan arraigados en la memoria colectiva como la guerra de Cuba. Pero si de todos es conocido el impacto que el fin de España como potencia tuvo entre las clases dirigentes e intelectuales, no ocurre lo mismo con el que tuvo en el resto de la población. Este libro pretende examinar esa guerra tal y como llegaba a España a través de la prensa, que prácticamente informaba sobre el asunto cada día, y las reacciones de la población tanto ante...

  2. Preliminary comparative estimate of the environmental externalities of the electrical generation in Cuba

    Determination of the externalises associated with the electrical generation and fundamentally its atmospherically environmental impact, win greater importance nowadays, with the objective that to medium term these could be incorporated into the economy of electricity production as the surest way to reduce this impact. In the work is accomplished a comparative preliminary estimate of the externalises of the electrical generation in Cuba based in the results obtained in the External Project (Externalises of Energy) and the emissions of the domestic Power Plant. Different processes to reduce these emissions are proposed. The economic feasibility of installing Abatement Emissions Technologies based on the calculated externalises is analyzed

  3. Soporte alimentario, nutrimental y metabólico de los fenilcetonúricos en Cuba

    Marcos Plasencia, Ligia María

    2011-01-01

    La Fenilcetonuria es un error congénito del metabolismo del aminoácido esencial fenilalanina, de herencia autosómica recesiva. En Cuba existe un programa para su pesquisaje y seguimiento desde 1986. En este trabajo se integran resultados de investigaciones realizadas por la autora desde el año 2000, relacionados con esta temática, los cuales aportan aspectos metodológicos-teóricos-prácticos sustentados científicamente y relacionados con el tratamiento alimentario-nutrimental y metabólico de l...

  4. CardioVilla 2011: congratulations to the health of cardiovascular medicine in Cuba

    Raúl Dueñas Fernández

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In this editorial, some of the most relevant issues dealt with in CardioVilla IV Cardiac Congress 2011 are presented. This congress was held in Santa Clara, Cuba, from October 13th to 15th, 2011. It was sponsored by several scientific societies, including the American Society of Cardiology. A video conference was organized with the representatives of this society. At the conference, the 25th anniversaries of Cardiology Centers Saturmino Lora, William Soler and Ernesto Che Guevara were commemorated. In addition, the new Board of Directors of the Cuban Society of Cardiology was elected.  

  5. Methodology for the application of the probabilistic safety analysis to the cobalto therapy units in Cuba

    Presently work the main elements are discussed kept in mind for the use of the Analyses Probabilistas of Security in the evaluation of the security of the units of cobalto therapy of Cuba and it is presented, like part of the results of the first stage of the Study, the Methodological Guide that is being used in a Contract of Investigation of the OIEA that at the moment carries out the community of authors of the CNSN, of group with other specialists of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP)

  6. Cuba : medio físico e infraestructura económica

    Díaz Vásquez, Julio A.

    1997-01-01

    El trabajo compendia lo más relevante del medio geográfico de Cuba. Ofrece, en apretada síntesis, una caracterización de los recursos naturales, así como las formas que asume la explotación de la tierra y el desempeño del sector agropecuario de la Isla. Describe el potencial y comportamiento de los sectores económicos incluyendo las principales ramas industriales del país. Relaciona el nivel alcanzado en el desarrollo de las actividades industriales, transporte y comunicaciones que apoyan el ...

  7. Two Islands, One Commodity: Cuba, Java, and the Global Sugar Trade (1790-1930

    Jonathan Curry-Machado

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Sugar had become, by the eighteenth century, a global commodity. Originating in East Asia, plantations in the Americas fed the growing taste for its use in Europe, with its consumption increasingly popularised. The 1791 Revolution in Saint Domingue (Haiti and the 1807 British abolition of the slave trade prompted shifts in the epicentres of sugar, the most important of these being arguably to Cuba and Java. These two fertile islands saw the burgeoning development of sugar-plantation systems with major inputs of foreign capital and forced labour. In the process the two islands each, respectively, became central to the very much truncated Spanish and Dutch colonial empires left after the Napoleonic wars and the Latin American wars of liberation; and by the mid-nineteenth century in the case of Cuba, and by the late nineteenth century in the case of Java, they had been catapulted to global sugar pre-eminence. There has been an abundance of study on the two islands each in their own right, but none systematically examines their parallel trajectories. Yet the question arises as to how sugar came to dominate the agriculture, industry and trade of these two islands; and how these two islands in particular, in two different colonial systems and parts of the world, should rise to sugar pre-eminence in the way they did and when they did. Are there connections and similarities between the two that help explain this phenomenon? This article analyses the conditions that led Java and Cuba to become the prime cane-sugar exporters of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Initiative for this came from the linkages between their dominant elites and the transnational, transimperial networks of trade and capital. This furthered the stimulation of technological and scientific innovation in both, enabled not only through the introduction of the latest advances in machinery and method, but also the immigration of technical skilled workers from Europe and North

  8. The Microtron MT-25 facility in Cuba. A contribution to the regional cooperation

    One of the main difficulties to develop nuclear application research is the lack of nuclear facilities. Different approaches and initiatives have been raised looking for more comprehensive exchanges. However, it is still necessary to strengthen regional cooperation in nuclear applications, in particular in the common use of accelerators and other nuclear facilities, based on a cooperative scheme in which each country contributes with its own facilities. The Microtron MT-25 Project in Cuba is proposed to deal with this kind of scheme. The construction of an electron accelerator up to 25 MeV, called Microtron MT-25, was finished in 1990 for Cuba, as a result of the collaboration of Cuban and Russian physicists in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. The Microtron MT-25 is an electron cycle-accelerator which allows electrons, gamma rays and neutrons to be obtained. The principal characteristics of the accelerator and radiation are described in the paper. The Microtron-Havana facility is conceived for fundamental and applied research. The fundamental research topics of interest are photonuclear reaction studies, Nuclear Astrophysics reactions and photofission reactions. The applied research program involved in the Microtron Project consists of Gamma and Neutron Activation Analysis applied in Environment, Agriculture, Geology, Minerals, as well as materials science. Production of radioactive sources and radioisotopes. Medical and biological applications.To develop the research program, interested institutions need to form a User's Club. It will be formed, among others, by Brazil (Institute of Physics, Univ. Sao Paulo, Linear Accelerator Lab.), Argentina (Tandem Accelerator, called Tandar), Mexico (Institute of Physic, UNAM, Experimental Physics Department), Cuba (ISCTN, CEADEN, Isotopes Center, and IMRE from Havana University.) The participation of the members in the program exploitation will be based on projects in which the financial matters and

  9. Procedure for the record, calculation and analysis of costs at the Post Company of Cuba.

    María Luisa Lara Zayas

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Cuban Company is immersed in important changes, which lead to a new economic model that requires to increase the productivity of work and to enlarge the economic efficiency by means of rational use of material resources, financial and humans. In the present work it is proposed a procedure based on the application of cost techniques, for the record, calculation and costs analysis of activities in the Post Company of Cuba in Sancti Spiritus with the objective to obtain a major efficiency from the rational use of resources.

  10. Evidencias de infección por Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato en Cuba

    Rodríguez González, Islay

    2012-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados de un conjunto de investigaciones realizadas con el propósito de aportar evidencias científicas sobre la presencia de la infección por Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato en Cuba, que incluyó la evaluación de métodos microbiológicos para la detección de esta espiroqueta, la confirmación de la infección en muestras clínicas de pacientes con sospechas clínico-epidemiológicas de enfermedad de Lyme, la estimación de la seroprevalencia de anticuerpos contra este agent...

  11. transferencia de tecnología: análisis en Cuba

    Liudmila Morán Martínez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el análisis de la gestión de la propiedad industrial en el marco de la transferencia de tecnología en Cuba. Se exponen los diferentes supuestos que pueden concurrir en el caso de las empresas mixtas sobre la materia de propiedad industrial. Los diferentes escenarios abordados se valoran desde las perspectivas doctrinales, legislativas y enriquecidas con los criterios valorativos de la autora a partir de su experiencia práctica.

  12. Leptospirosis humana:un abordaje de su epidemiología en Cuba

    Verdasquera Corcho, Denis

    2011-01-01

    La leptospirosis humana constituye la zoonosis de mayor impacto en salud pública. En Cuba, durante los últimos diez años se notifican brotes en varias provincias. Este trabajo abarcó un ciclo de investigaciones operacionales insertadas en el funcionamiento del Programa Nacional de Prevención y Control de la Leptospirosis.. El universo temporal de los estudios transcurrió entre 1998 y 2009. Se analizó la variación, la tendencia y el pronóstico de la morbilidad y la mortalidad por leptospirosis...

  13. Improving Oasis Beach: Creating a sustainable and attractive beach around hotel Oasis in Varadero Cuba

    Vrolijk, E.F.; Poelhekke, L.; Schlepers, M.H.; De Boer, G.G.

    2014-01-01

    In the North of Cuba, the Oasis beach area is situated. The beach suffers from structural erosion and earlier measures to deal with this have not succeeded. In this project, a solution is offered to reach two goals: foremost, a beach improvement to the Oasis beach sector and second, a halt to the structural erosion in the sector in order to maintain the beach improvement. These goals are strongly linked to one another and contain several research questions to be able to find suitable solution...

  14. NUEVOS PRECEPTOS PARA REGULACIONES URBANAS DEL REPARTO VISTA ALEGRE EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

    María Teresa Muñoz Castillo; Luis Enrique Bello Caballero

    2012-01-01

    El reparto Vista Alegre constituye un sitio de significativos valores patrimoniales de Santiago de Cuba. Desde su génesis, en 1907, desarrolló particularidades urbano-arquitectónicas que revelaron su trascendencia como un proyecto vanguardista para su tiempo y lugar cuya praxis lo convirtió en la experiencia urbanística más importante del siglo XX en la ciudad. Sin embargo, en las últimas décadas se ha observado un creciente deterioro de la imagen urbana en Vista Alegre que ha puesto en pelig...

  15. Santiago de Cuba y su Jurisdicción : 1770-1790

    Portuondo Zúñiga, Olga

    1995-01-01

    La autora caracteriza la sociedad de la jurisdicción de Santiago de Cuba, en el extremo oriental de la Gran Antilla, entre 1770-1790. En aquellos veinte años se conserva el régimen de haciendas ganaderas pero en vías de resquebrajarse, y en potencial disposición el patriciado criollo de asumir nuevas vertientes de desarrollo. Tras la aparente inmovilidad hay indicios de evolución paulatina, tema inexplorado en la historiografía cubana.

  16. El Colegio Seminario San Basilio Magno y los primeros estudios de derecho civil en Cuba

    Martínez Quintana, Lester

    2013-01-01

    El artículo muestra el contexto histórico en que se produjeron los estudios de derecho civil (romano) en el Seminario San Basilio Magno de Santiago de Cuba, uno de los dos Seminarios eclesiásticos cubanos de la época, (siglo XVIII y XIX) textos, autores, y características de su enseñanza, como parte del proceso de difusión del Derecho de Roma en la Isla bajo el dominio político español.

  17. Peligrosidad sísmica de la región de Santiago de Cuba

    Tomás J. Chuy-Rodríguez; Griselda Despaigne-Longchamp; Laudiber González-Simón

    2001-01-01

    Se caracteriza la peligrosidad sísmica de la provincia y ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, en términos de intensidad, aceleración, velocidad y desplazamiento. Los parámetros de peligrosidad sísmica se presentan en forma de mapas independientes utilizando períodos de recurrencia para cada valor de los parámetros de la amenaza; a tiempo que, de forma probabilística para diferentes tiempos de vida útil y probabilidad de ocurrencia para una red de cuadrículas de 1 km2 en toda la cuenca de Santiago de C...

  18. Música popular y nacionalismo en los campamentos insurgentes. Cuba (1895-1898

    Jaddiel Díaz Frene

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This article reconstructs the social uses of the décimas (ten-line stanzas sung in the insurgent camps during the war for independence that began in Cuba in 1895. Through a review of personal diaries, newspapers, and photos of the conflict, the article attempts to answer various questions: What emotions did this poetic musical genre produce in the everyday life of the combatants? How did the war affect such cultural practices? Is it possible to find black and mulatto decimistas among the Cuban troops? What role did officers play in these everyday forms of expression about the political life of the country?

  19. EL CULTIVO DEL MAÍZ, SU ORIGEN Y CLASIFICACIÓN. EL MAIZ EN CUBA

    Rosa Acosta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Conocer acerca del origen y la clasificación del maíz, así como las teorías que amparan los procesos evolutivos del cultivo, son temas que revierten especial interés en la actualidad. Esta reseña ofrece una visión de las teorías más discutidas al respecto y un debate sobre la clasificación racial existente en Cuba, así como el rol de los maíces criollos en la conservación y generación de diversidad in situ.

  20. Rescate de una antología: España canta a Cuba

    Sánchez López, Pablo

    2010-01-01

    This article analyses the poetic anthology España canta a Cuba, published in Paris in 1962 by the anti-francoist publishing house Ruedo Ibérico. An hommage to the Cuban revolution, this anthology has been hardly studied, in spite of the presence of reknowned poets like Rafael Alberti, Blas de Otero, Gabriel Celaya, Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Ángel Valente and Carlos Barral, who contributed a poem that has never been republised elsewhere. This antology is relevant in order to understand not onl...

  1. Dengue y dengue hemorrágico, Cuba 1981-2005

    Guzmán Tirado, Maria Guadalupe

    2008-01-01

    En Cuba existen reportes de varias epidemias tipo dengue en el siglo XIX (81-83). En 1945, se notificó un brote en la Habana no reportándose de nuevo la enfermedad clínica hasta el año 1977 cuando se produce una epidemia de FD causada por el virus Den 1 durante la cual se documentó casi medio millón de enfermos de todo el país. Estudios seroepidemiológicos realizados con anterioridad (1975) y posterioridad (1978) a esta epidemia, mostraron que de una cifra de 2.6% personas inmunes a dengue e...

  2. Las epidemias y su enfrentamiento en Cuba l860-1865

    Beldarrain Chaple, Enrique

    2011-01-01

    La investigación se inicia con la exposición de algunos antecedentes históricos de las principales epidemias ocurridas en el mundo y de las que azotaron particularmente a la isla de Cuba durante el período de estudio. Se analiza la situación higiénica de la colonia y se hace referencia a las primeras instituciones que trabajaron en el terreno de la atención a la salud de la población. Se distinguen la viruela, la fiebre amarilla y el paludismo como las enfermedades epidémicas más importantes ...

  3. Prediction of electric energy consumption in Cuba for the period 2000-2015

    This paper consists on a prediction of the growth in electric energy consumption in Cuba, for the period 2000-2015 and with respect to 1990, it also considers the specific features of the National Electroenergetic System. Validated Guidelines in accordance with the Delphi method, which incorporates the basis characteristics considered by international programs for these predictions, were used for this purpose. From the analysis of the behaviour in power consumption of the different consumers and of the expected changes in them according to the expected scenarios, a prediction on the growth in the demand of electric energy is made

  4. Cuba desde la posguerra fría: dilemas y desafíos

    Roberto González Arana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Al cumplirse 45 años del triunfo de la revolución en Cuba resulta opor-tuno reflexionar sobre las vicisitudes de este país caribeño, aislado de losplanes del ALCA, marginado de la OEA y distante de la Unión Europea, ya quese observan evidentes contrastes entre la apremiante necesidad de una ma-yor integración de la Isla al mundo capitalista y la oleada de acciones drásti-cas de este régimen contra la oposición política interna.

  5. Experience in Cuba in the licensing during import, commissioning and operation of an Irradiator LLCo ISOGAMMA

    This work presented the experiences during the process of licensing an irradiator ISOGAMMA LLCo model according to the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA). Aspects of the safety assessment are detailed, as well as control and verification requirements for radiation safety and security at different stages of the process (import, transportation, installation irradiator loading 60Co sources, commissioning and operation) of irradiator recently installed in Cuba. The results of the evaluation carried a source of reference and consultation necessary for the work of the regulator to consider for similar processes that lie ahead in other facilities irradiation

  6. MICROSATELLITE CHARACTERIZATION OF GUAVA (Psidium guajava L.) GERMPLASM COLLECTION IN CUBA

    Juliette Valdés-Infante; N. N. Rodríguez; Becker, D.; Bárbara Velázquez; D. Sourd; Georgina Espinosa; Rohde, W

    2007-01-01

    El guayabo (Psidium guajava L.) es uno de los frutales más importantes económicamente dentro de Myrtaceae. El programa de mejoramiento en Cuba ha estado limitado a la selección e introducción de genotipos con características promisorias, desde el punto de vista agronómico, pero no se han realizado trabajos encaminados a conocer cómo está organizada la diversidad genética existente, lo cual es de gran importancia para la identificación de progenitores con potencial para ser utilizados en el pr...

  7. El paleomargen pasivo mesozoico de la América del Norte en Cuba

    Jorge L. Cobiella-Reguera

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Cuatro dominios paleogeográficos y paleotectónicos se distinguen en los cortes mesozoicos cubansos. De norte a sur, ellos son: 1. Secuencias de un paleomargen pasivo septentrional (PPS; 2. El cinturón ofiolítico septentrional (COS; 3. El terreno de arcos volcánicos cretácicos (TAVK, y 4. Secuencias metamorfizadas de un paleomargen pasivo meridional (PPM. Tres tipos de cortes de secuencias de margen pasivo, geográficamente bien diferenciados, afloran en el norte de Cuba: A-Cortes de Guaniguanico, divisibles a su vez en tres subtipos: Sierra del Rosario, Sierra de los Órganos y Cinturón Cangre; B-Cortes del norte de Cuba Central, caracterizados por una manifiesta zonalidad estratigráfica y estructural, y C-Cortes de Maisí, caracterizados poe el metamorfismo de bajo grado de sus rocas. En estas tres regiones los cortes más jóvenes, comenzando en el Jurásico Superior, son casi exclusivamente carbonatados, mientras que su parte inferior (Oxfordiano y más antiguo es terrígena, exceptuando los más septentrionales, en Cuba central, donde están presentes evaporitas. Los cortes A y B presentan una discordancia qie se correlaciona estrechamente con el Mid-Cretaceous Sequence Boundary, detectado en el sur del golfo de México y el estrecho de La Florida. Las similitudes, en particular entre las regiones A y B, indican una misma identidad geológica. Su posición actual, yuxtapuestos a las plataformas de Bahamas y Yucatán de la placa norteamericana, y su bien confirmado tránsito a los cortes de Bahamas en el norte de Cuba central, indican que los cortes del PPS deben formar parte del margen pasivo mesozoico de la América del Norte. La continuación al este de los cortes de Guaniguanico es visible en varios afloramientos y registrada por numerosos pozos de prospección desde el oeste de La Habana hasta Matanzas. Por tanto, no hay razón para considerar los cortes de Guaniguanico como parte de los "terrenos sudoccidentales". Siguiendo esta

  8. Genetic polymorphisms and racial groups in the population of Pinar del Rio province (Cuba

    Díaz Narváez, Víctor P.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el polimorfismo genético de 13 marcadores genéticos en tres grupos raciales (blancos, mulatos y negros en la provincia de Pinar del Río (Cuba. Se encontraron diferencias fenotípicas en 8 de los 13 marcadores estudiados. Las diferencias de las frecuencias alélicas encontradas en los marcadores fueron altamente significativas entre los grupos raciales examinados. Los loci estudiados permitieron mostrar claras diferencias de un grupo racial respecto de los otros. Los hallazgos obtenidos permiten confirmar la hipótesis de que la población estudiada no es homogénea.

  9. Ictiofauna del archipiélago Jardines de la Reina, Cuba

    Pina-Amargós, F.; Salvat Torres, H.; López-Fernández, N.

    2012-01-01

    En el período comprendido entre 2009 y 2012 se realizaron inventarios de la ictiofauna en el archipiélago Jardines de la Reina, en la región suroriental de Cuba. Este trabajo presenta el segundo inventario de la ictiofauna en este grupo insular. La identificación de los peces se realizó principalmente in situ, mediante buceo libre, al azar. La ictiofauna está compuesta por 283 especies. Se adicionan 37 especies a la lista de peces de Jardines de la Reina. Las familias más diversa...

  10. Los caminos hacia una Sociología en Cuba: avatares históricos, teóricos y profesionales The pathways towards a Sociology in Cuba: historical, theoretical and professional changes

    Teresa Muñoz Gutiérrez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La ponencia realiza un panorama de la Historia de la Sociología en Cuba, a partir de la combinación de los enfoques de la Historia de las Ideas y de la Historia de la Ciencia. Brinda una caracterización de las etapas fundamentales por las que ha atravesado la ciencia sociológica en el país, combinando una mirada de lo universal, lo regional y lo nacional, destacando las especificidades de los procesos en Cuba, así como sus correlatos en Europa y en América Latina. Se atiende a los procesos de construcción de un pensamiento, de su institucionalización y de la formación de una comunidad científica.This article presents an overview of the History of Sociology in Cuba, combining approaches from History of Ideas and History of Science. It offers a characterization of the fundamental stages sociological science has undergone in Cuba, combining a look at the universal, the regional, and the local, underlining specificities of Cuban processes as well as their correlates in Europe and Latin America. It attends to the processes of construction of a type of thinking, its institutionalization, and the formation of a scientific community.

  11. Apuntes sobre la evolución histórica de las bibliotecas para personas con discapacidad visual en Cuba Some notes on historical course of libraries for visual impaired persons in Cuba

    Isabel Portales Tamayo

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Se trata el origen, evolución histórica y estado actual de los servicios bibliotecarios para personas con discapacidad visual en Cuba y otras regiones del mundo. Se destaca el lugar de IFLA, como organización líder en el desarrollo de las bibliotecas para ciegos; así como la labor realizada por Cuba en el desarrollo de los servicios de información para los discapacitados, especialmente en el Sistema Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas. En muchos países del tercer mundo, los discapacitados visuales sufren una doble desventaja informacional, un hecho que se pudo constatar en la recién terminada Primera Cumbre de la Sociedad de la Información.The origin, historical course and current state of library services for the visually handicap in Cuba and other countries is discussed. The placed ocuppied by IFLA, as leading organization in the development of libraries for the blind and Cuba´s work in the development of information services for the handicap, specially in the National System of Public Libraries is pointed out. In many developing countries the visual impaired undergo a twice informational disadvantage, as it was confirm in the First Summit of Information Society.

  12. An option for the disposal system of low and intermediate radioactive waste in Cuba; Una opcion para el sistema de evacuacion de desechos radiactivos de baja y media actividad en Cuba

    Chales S, G.; Peralta V, J.L.; Franklin S, R.; Gil C, R.; Rodrigues R, A. [Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnologia y Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba). Agencia Nuclear

    1995-12-31

    The search and selection of an area for the disposal of low-and intermediate-level radioactive wastes in Cuba is presented. The preliminary evaluation shows that there are favourable technical conditions for the safe disposal of this type of wastes. 13 refs., 3 figs.

  13. MEMÓRIAS PÓSTUMAS DE BRÁS CUBAS: TRILHAS DE LEITURA

    Verbena Maria Rocha Cordeiro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a recepção de Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas, de Machado de Assis, perfazendo os vários significados históricos e estéticos que as muitas gerações de leitores lhe atribuem. Como orientação para essa travessia, recorremos à Estética da Recepção, de Jauss e Iser, destacando o lugar do leitor histórico e os efeitos estéticos de uma obra literária sobre o leitor real. Embora a fortuna crítica de Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas aponte leitores circunscritos em horizontes de expectativas diferentes, o diálogo que se estabeleceu entre vozes tão variantes reafirma o quanto o lugar e o tempo de cada leitura movem os múltiplos sentidos que essa obra suscita. Nossa intenção foi compreender que a vinculação de uma obra literária à moldura histórica de sua produção e recepção explicita o que esse romance, a partir de seu sentido original, pôde significar através dos tempos ou o que significa hoje para nós, leitores do século XXI.

  14. Una revisión de los estudios sismotectónicos en Cuba

    Cotilla Rodríguez, M. O.

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Seismotectonic investigations in Cuba using Russian and German methodologies are analysed until 1994. The result of the second methodology showed to be efficient enough to diagnose the earthquakes' occurrence in Cabo Cruz (26.08.1990 Ms = 5,9 and 25.05.1992 Ms =6,9 and in San José de las Lajas (09.03.1995 Ms =2,5 and permitted to propose a nodal seismoactive mechanism. Nevertheless, there are not an unique seismotectonic scheme or map.Se analizan críticamente las investigaciones sismotectónicas realizadas con metodologías rusa y alemana para Cuba hasta 1994. La aplicación de la segunda metodología ha demostrado ser eficiente en al menos el diagnóstico de dos sismos en Cabo Cruz (26.08.1990 Ms = 5,9 y 25.05.1992 Ms = 6,9 Y otro en San José de las Lajas (09.03.1995 Ms =2,5 y permite sustentar un mecanismo de nudos sismoactivos. Dada la insuficiente información de base no existe un único esquema o mapa de zonas sigmogeneradoras.

  15. The History of Cuba Lesson an effective way for the professional guidance to pedagogical careers.

    Isdarey Hernández González

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available An interesting vision about the process of vocational professional pedagogical guidance is exposed in the present article, the article is written to the teachers of junior high schools. The proposal of the author is based on the conception of the development of the guidance of the pedagogical profession through teaching tasks which lead to the search and finding of an adequate place for the pedagogical profession in the system of professions. Its main contribution is centred in the creation of a pedagogical environment in History of Cuba lessons which lead to the conscious selection and self-determination of a pedagogical career in correspondence to the social needs. It is shown how the History of Cuba, as a subject has the potentialities to guide the students, in a professional way to pedagogical careers, because it shows to the students the manner for understanding the importance, the social significance and the necessity of teachers in society, through life numerous patriots acted as teachers and they contributed to form generations of revolutionary people in the purest patriotic traditions, through their legacy and outstanding acting.

  16. LINKING THE COMMUNITY IN THE MIGRATORY RAPTOR BIRDS COUNTS (BIRDS: FALCONIFORM IN EASTERN CUBA

    Naylien Barreda-Leyva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Through interviews, workshops, conferences and sociocultural meeting, is carried out the linking of three communities from the high area of Gran Piedra to the studies and counts of migratory raptors birds developed in the east of Cuba. These small communities are near to one of the two points of count of migratory raptors of the region. During the interviews we could verify that some residents possessed basic knowledge on the raptors birds, but didn't know about the migration of these birds. 100 % of the interviewees coincided in that the main local problematic is the loss of birds of pen due to the attack of raptors, specifically the endemic Cuban threatened Accipitter gundlachi. The workshops were able to create spaces of exchange and reflection about the importance of the raptor’s conservation in the region. This linkage of cooperation and increasing awareness, allow an approaching between the communitarians and the researchers and volunteers that work in the counts of raptor birds in Cuba and the feedback of the scientific knowledge with the popular knowledge.

  17. Empowered objects, powerless subjects: citizenship, religion, and political representation in twentieth-century Cuba

    Olivia Maria Gomes da Cunha

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Measures of Equality: Social Science, Citizenship, and Race in Cuba, 1902-1940. Alejandra Marina Bronfman. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xi + 234 pp. (Paper US$ 19.95 Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity. Christine Ayorinde. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. ix + 283 pp. (Cloth US$ 59.95 In the last ten years, research topics such as race and nation have been privileged areas for the historical and anthropological understanding of Caribbean and Latin American societies. Regarding Cuba in particular, social scientists have dedicated important scholarship to these issues by mapping conceptions of citizenship and political representation, while situating them within a broader debate on the making of the new postcolonial and republican society at the beginning of the twentieth century. By pursuing different aims and following distinct approaches, Alejandra Bronfman and Christine Ayorinde have made contributions to this academic literature. Through divergent theoretical and methodological perspectives, both of their books explore alternative ways of interpreting the making of the nation founded upon a multiple and fluid rhetoric of race.

  18. Determination of the optimum composition of adobe brick for a school in Cuba

    Saroza, B.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The present article describes a study conducted to determinethe ideal composition of both traditional and stabilizedadobe as a construction material. The clay soil of avillage in Villa Clara, Cuba, was characterized for its suitabilityto build several adobe structures for a facility forpre-schoolers.Consolidation, simple compressive strength and capillaryabsorption tests were run on both traditional adobe andmaterial stabilized with different doses of hydrated lime,molasses and asphalt.The results, compared hereunder, led to the conclusionthat the highest strength and moisture resistance isachieved by stabilizing traditional adobe with 2% asphalt.El objetivo del presente articulo es estudiar la composicionque debe tener el adobe, tanto simple como estabilizado,como material de construccion. Con este proposito,se caracteriza el suelo arcilloso de un pueblo de VillaClara, Cuba, donde se preve la construccion de variascasas de adobe, asi como de una escuela infantil.Se realiza un estudio de compactacion, resistencia acompresion simple y de absorcion capilar, tanto al adobesimple como al adobe estabilizado con cal, miel yasfalto, segun diferentes dosificaciones.En este articulo, se presentan los resultados obtenidos,comparandolos entre si, y llegando a la conclusion deque la estabilizacion del adobe simple con un 2% delasfalto utilizado confiere al adobe las mejores propiedadestanto resistentes como frente a la humedad.

  19. EL CULTIVO DEL TRIGO. ALGUNOS RESULTADOS DE SU PRODUCCIÓN EN CUBA

    Irene Moreno

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de dar a conocer la historia del trigo en Cuba así como sus carac- terísticas; también se presentan los resultados del comporta- miento de las principales variedades que han sido estudiadas en las condiciones agroclimáticas del país. Resulta de interés dar a conocer la agronomía del cultivo, los factores que influ- yen en su rendimiento, la fertilización química y la biofertilización aplicada a las condiciones de Cuba. Se hace referencia a las principales fechas de siembra y su período óptimo, atendiendo al factor clima, además de la eficiencia del agua; por último, se presenta una amplia bibliografía que ayuda a una mejor comprensión de lo expuesto por los autores.

  20. Astronomy in Cuba: practice and trends. An effort to develop a non-formal education programme

    Pomares, Oscar A.

    In the recent past years, a daily stronger movement of non-professional astronomers has become the center of development for astronomy, a subject of study practically absent now from the national education system in Cuba. A key roll in this movement has been played by the professional staff of the Department of Astronomy of the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy. As direct outcome of this joint effort between astronomers and amateurs is the research on meteors and comets, presented in two national and one international scientific meeetings. The opening last year of the "Palacio de las Ciencias" in the main building of the country, "El Capitolio Nacional", the participation in conferences and workshops of professional astronomers facing the general public, and their participation in prime-time TV and radio programs open a way for the growth of astronomical knowledge among the Cuban people. Two national meeetings gathering together professional and non- professional astronomers have been held already. Future works in the NEOs international campaign are foreseen. Practice and trends of astronomy in Cuba clarify views of our future in the oldest natural science.

  1. Differential Vulnerability to Hurricanes in Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic: The Contribution of Education

    Adelheid Pichler

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The possible impacts of the level of formal education on different aspects of disaster management, prevention, alarm, emergency, or postdisaster activities, were studied in a comparative perspective for three countries with a comparable exposure to hurricane hazards but different capacities for preventing harm. The study focused on the role of formal education in reducing vulnerability operating through a long-term learning process and put particular emphasis on the education of women. The comparative statistical analysis of the three countries was complemented through qualitative studies in Cuba and the Dominican Republic collected in 2010-2011. We also analyzed to what degree targeted efforts to reduce vulnerability were interconnected with other policy domains, including education and science, health, national defense, regional development, and cultural factors. We found that better education in the population had clear short-term effects on reducing vulnerability through awareness about crucial information, faster and more efficient responses to alerts, and better postdisaster recuperation. However, there were also important longer term effects of educational efforts to reduce social vulnerability through the empowerment of women, its effect on the quality of institutions and social networks for mutual assistance creating a general culture of safety and preparedness. Not surprisingly, on all three accounts Cuba clearly did the best; whereas Haiti was worst, and the Dominican Republic took an intermediate position.

  2. The geodynamic polygon of Santiago de cuba: A scientific and socio-economic perspective

    Marqués, M. E.; Hernández, J. R.; Chuy, T.; Venereo, A.

    1983-09-01

    Since 1971 the Cuban Institute of Geodesy and Cartography and the Institutes of Geography corresponding to the Academy of Sciences from Cuba and the U.S.S.R. have been investigating recent geodynamic processes in Cuban territory, applying geodesy, geologic and geomorphologic methods. In the eastern region the correlation of morpho-structural characteristics with the velocities of recent vertical crustal movements, the results of seismologic observations and the socio-economic importance of the region Santiago de Cuba, led to the necessity for the establishment of a geodynamic polygon, for the study in complex and integral form of the relation between recent vertical movements and seismicity, to assist in the prediction of earthquakes. This paper shows the results in the preliminary profiles corresponding to relative velocities of vertical crustal movements for the most important first and second order nivelation routed in the studied area, the territorial distribution of the seismological events in the southeastern region, as well as judgments in the density of epicentral distribution; it explains the proposed altimetric observation net for a geodynamic polygon and the complex system of geoscientific investigations which must be carried out.

  3. Relationship between geographic distribution and morphological patterns in genus Cerion (Mollusca: Cerionidae in Cuba

    Alejandro Rodríguez-Ochoa

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The genus Cerion, with 90 species described for Cuba, is highly polytypical and it had been litle studied. The idea of the absence of and spatiall arrage-ment of morphotypes had been mantained even knowing that in other distri-bution areas several patterns had arise. The goal of this paper was to charac-terize morphological variation on the Cuban species of Cerion and to assess relationship between geographic distances between populations and shell shape differences. Geometric morphometry was used in 812 individuals from 45 species to describe shell shapes, using procrustes dis-tances, centroide size and principal warps, keeping shell lenght as size measure. Morphological distances and size differences was correlated to geographic dis-tances using Mantel tests. Size show a weak correla-tion (-0.12 but morphological and geographic distanc-es was correlated (0.401. A morphological variation pattern was detected in the second principal warp, ordering geographic groups in a way consistent to clinal variation of shell shapes described to Cerion in the eastern region of Caribbean. All results reinforce the need of a taxonomic review of the genus in Cuba.

  4. Levels of dose in head exams by TAC in Cuba. Interrelation with parameters of image quality

    In the last years an increment in the use of Computer Tomography (CT) has been observed as an efficient diagnostic method. On the other hand, this type of study involves high doses levels which are imparted to the patient. In Cuba, there are not reported values of that doses levels for typical CT studies. The National Control Center for Medical Devices has been developing for several years investigations for knowing the guidance doses levels for different examinations in radiodiagnosis, taking into account the recommendations made for The International Basic Safety Standards, which have been adopted in Cuba. This paper presents an study of imparted doses for typical head examinations in 10 CT scanners (6 are helical and 3 axial technology). Values of CTDI, CTDIw (weighed) and nCTDIw (weighted and normalized) were calculated. The relation between CTDI at surface and CTDI in the center of the phantom for the highest slice width was calculated for each CT scanner. Others parameters, such as CT number and its special uniformity, noise, contrast scale, sensibility profiles, MTF evaluation, table movement and alignment between lasers and radiation field, have also obtained. These parameters were evaluated by means of the manufacturer's phantom (Siemens). (author)

  5. Serotypes and antimicrobial resistance of meningeal isolates of Streptococcus pneumonia. Cuba, 2007-2012

    Gilda Toraño-Peraza

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available An observational study was conducted to know the serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae responsible for meningitis in Cuba, where there is no vaccine yet to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease. The study included the total number of isolates submitted to the "Pedro Kourí" Institute between 2007 and 2012 (N=237. Serotypes identification was performed using capsular swelling test and antimicrobial susceptibility was studied by determining the minimum inhibitory concentration using the broth microdilution method. Predominant serotypes were 6A, 6B, 14, 19F and 23F and other non-vaccinal 18 serogroups/serotypes were identified in 29.1% of the isolates. A tendency to an increased resistance to penicillin (44.3 % was observed; the most common resistance patterns were: penicillin-trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and penicillin-erythromycin (21.1% and 10.5%, respectively. The largest number of isolates resistant to penicillin was in serotypes 6B, 14, 19F and 23F and the possibility of resistant non-vaccine serotypes emergence should be considered. The results show that 70.4 % of the isolates studied corresponds to the serotypes included in 13-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine, but with 10-valent it would achieve a lower vaccination potential coverage (56.1%. This information must be considered when evaluating the decision to use in Cuba any commercially available vaccine or the proposal of another strategy of vaccination from autochthonous vaccine candidates.

  6. Acting of the radiological surveillance of food in Cuba before anomalous situations

    Keeping in mind the real possibility of that would be imported to Cuba polluted foods with radionuclides, product of a nuclear or radiological accident happens one contamination of foods inside the national territory, it was designed and was into effect in January, 2000, a Program of Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water, in the marks of the National Program of Surveillance of Pollutants in Foods and Water. This surveillance is executed in group among the National Unit of Health Environmental of the Ministry of Health and the Center of Protection and Hygiene of those Radiations of the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment. In this work the design in the way of acting of the Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water in Cuba, in the event of detection of anomalous situations is presented. The same one includes, the establishment of investigation levels for radionuclides in foods, the ways of performance of the System, of to be overcome or to be equaled the performance levels or established investigation, the flow of the information, as well as the work routine to continue by the essay laboratories, in the event of an anomalous situation. (Author)

  7. Los primeros tiempos de Cuba en la ruta antillana del café

    García Álvarez, Alejandro

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The author analizes the historical process of Cuban coffee along two and a half centuries (until the end of Spanish colonial era, its transformation in a international commoditie from the end of XVIIIth century (after Saint Domingue revolution, its phases, the coffee cultivated land dismiss for sugar production and coffee popular difussion in Cuban cities and villages.En el presente artículo se da a conocer el proceso cafetalero en Cuba durante siglo y medio de actividad (desde su introducción al fin del dominio español sobre la isla, su transformación en objeto de comercio internacional desde finales del siglo XVIII tras la destrucción de Saint Domingue, sus etapas de auge y decadencia en la isla, el abandono de sus tierras de cultivo en favor del azúcar y la rápida difusión de su ingesta por la población de ciudades y pueblos de Cuba.

  8. Valoraciones sobre la gestión del sistema de seguridad vial en Cuba.

    Tania Ivón Sosa Ibarra

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo valorar con enfoque crítico el cumplimiento de la agenda del Observatorio Iberoamericano para la Seguridad Vial (OISEVI que evidencie los aciertos y desaciertos en esta actividad, se analiza en la literatura los enfoques de los autores Tony Bliss y Jeanne Breen que enfatizan en la concepción de sistema no solo a la seguridad vial sino también a la gestión de esta como sistema y se realiza una aplicación de los aspectos de la encuesta del OISEVI a la gestión de la seguridad vial en Cuba por el grupo de asesores de la Comisión Nacional de seguridad vial, pertenecientes a la Universidad de Sancti Spíritus, que durante los últimos años estudian esta problemática, detallando los argumentos que conciben para otorgar los valores en las respuestas al cuestionario. Con esta encuesta se obtiene una primera aproximación del estado de la gestión de la seguridad vial en el país, y se arriban a valoraciones acerca de cómo se encuentra Cuba respecto a los lineamientos básicos y generales que hacen exitosa a la gestión en seguridad vial, basada en los cinco pilares del Plan Mundial para el Decenio de Acción para la Seguridad Vial 2011-2020.

  9. Alcohol Control in Cuba: Preventing Countervailing Cultural and Mass Media Influences.

    González-Menéndez, Ricardo Á

    2016-07-01

    Harmful use of alcohol-the prime gateway drug to other addictions-is also a problem in Cuba, even though the National Program for Prevention of Harmful Use of Alcohol includes the most effective measures used in analogous programs around the world. As a participant in the program's committee and empirical observer of its accomplishments and unaccomplished goals, I draw attention to the community's attitude of tolerance toward intoxication manifested by the lack of proportional consequences, and I insist on the need to broaden the community's understanding of the risks of non-social drinking, which in Latin America is practically limited to alcoholism and its complications. This undervalues the damage wreaked by unpredictable and dangerous behavior under the influence, as well as the suffering of codependents and other "passive drinkers," and the adverse effects of even social drinking. KEYWORDS Alcohol abuse/prevention and control, alcohol consumption, alcohol drinking/culture, alcoholism, drinking behavior, behavior and behavior mechanisms, social determinants of health, social reinforcement, mass media, communication, Cuba. PMID:27510935

  10. National subprogram 'Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Radiologica Ambiental y de los Alimentos en la Republica de Cuba'

    The purpose of this work is to inform and raise awareness about the Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Radiologica Ambiental y de los Alimentos in the Republica de Cuba. The radiological environmental monitoring is defined as the assessment of current or potential exposure of the population to radiation and radioactive materials released into the environment. It determines when is required the radiological environmental monitoring, what is a radiological environmental monitoring program, which are the points to consider during the design of this kind of program and what are their objectives. In addition, the program on the Republica de Cuba is focused, referring to the components of a radiological environmental monitoring program; equipment for the detection of radiations; the procedures for collecting environmental samples and laboratory analysis capabilities. It also noted the techniques of radiological environmental monitoring and is described extensively the Red Nacional de Vigilancia Ambiental of the Republica de Cuba. Likewise, it is included the table on radiological monitoring of food and water. Other radiological monitoring programs in Cuba are commented as the radiological control of industrial scrap

  11. Comparación de la corrosividad atmosférica del acero al carbono en Colombia y Cuba

    Delgado Lastra, Juan

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Samples of structural carbon steel were exposed to the atmosphere in a number of sites in Colombia and Cuba for periods of 2, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months. Corrosion rate was determined by mass loss measurements, and cause-effect relationship to exposure time and pollutants (deposited chloride and sulfur oxides were calculated. Analysis let to adjust models by the multiple regression method. Also, comparison of atmospheric corrosion rates between Colombia and Cuba were done using covariance analysis.

    Se expusieron a la atmósfera probetas de aceros estructurales de bajo contenido de carbono, en varios sitios de Colombia y Cuba, que se retiraron a intervalos de 2, 3, 6, 12, 18 y 24 meses. Se determinó la corrosión por pérdida de masa y se buscaron relaciones de causalidad con el tiempo de exposición y las cantidades de cloruro y óxidos de azufre depositados. El análisis permitió ajustar modelos de regresión múltiple y también, a través de variables dicótomas, realizar la comparación de la corrosión atmosférica entre Colombia y Cuba, mediante análisis de covarianza.

  12. Processes give selection location like fundamental approach gives the security for the repositories radioactive waste (radioactive installation) in Cuba

    On the base for the best international practice, the requirements given by the IAEA, specialized national experience, the technician economic conditions and social matters give Cuba, it has been documented in the country the process the documented location for evacuation and storage the worn-out fuel lingeringly

  13. Sentido e impacto de la participación negra en la guerra de la independencia de Cuba

    Helg, Aline

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Blacks joined en masse the struggle for Cuba's independence from its beginning. In the process, many increased their expectations regarding their position in an igualitarian future. This article explores some dimensions of Afro-Cubans' war experiences and discusses the concerns their massive participation raised among certain white separatist leaders who did not hesitate to jeopardize Cuba Libre's most decisive victory against Spain and to lobby for U.S. intervention in order to limit the revolutionary potential of the war.

    Desde sus comienzos, los negros se unieron en masa a la lucha por la independencia de Cuba. En el proceso, muchos forjaron grandes expectativas en cuanto a su posición en un futuro igualitario. Este ensayo investiga algunos de los aspectos de la experiencia de los cubanos de color en la guerra y examina las preocupaciones que su participación masiva provocó entre algunos líderes separatistas blancos quienes no vacilaron en frustrar la victoria más decisiva de Cuba Libre contra España, ni en cabildear a favor de la intervención de EEUU con el propósito de limitar el potencial revolucionario de la guerra.

  14. Communication of 16 June 1997 received from the permanent mission of Cuba to the International Atomic Energy Agency

    The document reproduces the text of the communication and the attached circular letter dated 16 June 1997 received by the Director General of IAEA from the Permanent Mission of Cuba in connection with the most recent actions being set in motion in the Congress of the United States of America regarding the Cuban nuclear programme

  15. The Power of Being There: Study Abroad in Cuba and the Promotion of a "Culture of Peace"

    Bond, Lynne; Koont, Sinan; Stephenson, Skye

    2005-01-01

    If one of the main purposes of study abroad is to promote a greater understanding between members of the host and home nation via face-to-face relations and in-country living experiences, there is no place in the world where United States students studying abroad takes on more significance than it does in Cuba. Given a situation in which home and…

  16. Falta Petroleo! Perspectives on the emergence of a more ecological farming and food system in post-crisis Cuba

    Wright, J.

    2005-01-01

    Keywords: ecological / organic / agriculture / transition / farming systems / co-operatives / Cuba / food security / food system / institutional learning / crisis / rural livelihoods / coping strategies / localisation

    This research takes as its

  17. Dra. Ana Larralde Pineda. Primera mujer especialista en cirugía maxilofacial en Cuba Ana Larralde Pineda. The first female surgeon specialized in maxillofacial surgery in Cuba

    Nelson Miguel Aguiar González de la Peña

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En ocasión de cumplirse próximamente, en el mes de mayo, 50 años de la creación de la Cirugía Maxilofacial en Cuba como especialidad, se le rinde tributo a la doctora Ana Larralde Pineda, primera mujer especialista en esta ciencia quirúrgica. Objetivo: El artículo pretende homenajear su trayectoria académica, científica y política. Método: Se destacan aspectos relacionados con su origen familiar, los estudios básicos y universitarios, labor docente y asistencial, así como elementos relacionados con su especialidad, labor científica, misiones internacionalistas y reconocimientos recibidos, entre otros; recogidos a través de las entrevistas a familiares y compañeros de trabajo como método fundamental, y tomados de su expediente profesional. Conclusiones: Es interés de los autores divulgar la vida y la obra de esta revolucionaria mujer, ejemplar profesora y consagrada cirujana maxilofacial para que estudiantes, profesores y trabajadores del sector conozcan su meritorio desempeño.Introduction: Since the 50th anniversary of the setting up of maxillofacial surgery as a medical specialization in Cuba will be celebrated next May, a tribute shall be paid to Ana Larralde Pineda, the first female specialist in maxillofacial surgery. Objective:This article intends to acknowledge her academic, scientific and political career. Method: Several aspects related to her family background, basic and university studies, her teaching and attending work as a specialist, as well as her scientific contributions, internationalist missions and obtained awards are described. The information was gathered mainly by means of interviews to relatives and work mates, and by document review of her professional file. Conclusions:The authors are interested in introducing the life and work of this revolutionary woman, model teacher and devoted maxillofacial surgeon so that students, teachers and workers of the health sector get to know her

  18. La psicología organizacional en colombia período 1980-1999 (poc 80/99)

    Acosta R., Carlos A.

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo se hizo dentro de la asignatura Psicología Social Laboral, capítulo "Situación actual y prospectiva de la Psicología Organizacional" La aplicación de la encuesta y la tabulación fue de los estudiantes del 2° semestre de 1999 mientras que del profesor fue el cuestionario y la redacción del informe.   Para responder a la pregunta ¿Como está la Psicología Organizacional en Colombia? (POC), quizás, la respuesta más cercana a la realidad sea la opinión de los profesionales que forman ...

  19. APUNTES SOBRE LA ZONIFICACIÓN AGROECOLÓGICA DE LOS CULTIVOS. PARTICULARIDADES EN CUBA

    Gicli M. Suárez Venero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de reseñar los principales aspectos de la zonificación agroecológica (ZAE de los cultivos y sus particularidades en Cuba, se realizó el presente trabajo que sirve a técnicos, decisores y productores como fuente de información para garantizar una planificación y uso más racional de sus tierras. Se exponen las principales definiciones sobre la zonificación agroecológica. Se sintetiza la historia y el origen del tema a nivel internacional, con las principales motivaciones que hicieron posible el surgimiento y aplicación de estos estudios. Por la importancia que reviste la aplicación del tema en diferentes condiciones agroecológicas del mundo y la necesidad de que los técnicos, decisores y productores ejecuten acciones para su implementación, se expresan algunas consideraciones metodológicas, en función de ser adaptadas a las condiciones particulares de cada territorio. Como parte de la aplicación de estos estudios bajo las condiciones concretas de Cuba, se realizó un análisis de los antecedentes, necesidades y potencialidades para la ejecución de la zonificación en diferentes cultivos de interés económico en el país. Se concluye que todas las definiciones de la ZAE, permiten la demarcación de superficies homogéneas que suplan los requerimientos de los cultivos, la metodología a emplear deberá ser adaptada a las condiciones particulares de las regiones y que bajo las condiciones edafoclimáticas y socioculturales de Cuba, se impone la necesidad de priorizar los trabajos de zonificación agroecológica, en aquellos cultivos que demandan de una política de reordenamiento de acuerdo con las características de los agroecosistemas.

  20. Diversidad de especies vegetales en fincas de la agricultura suburbana en Santiago de Cuba

    Belyani Vargas Batis

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La investigación tuvo lugar con el objetivo evaluar el comportamiento de la diversidad de especies arvenses y arbóreas y arbustivas en cuatro fincas de la agricultura suburbana de Santiago de Cuba. Se delimitaron parcelas de 100 m2 para el conteo de las especies presentes en el área. Identificadas las especies se elaboró un listado florístico y se calcularon los indicadores de diversidad Alfa Riqueza de especies (S, Dominancia (Simpson D y Diversidad general (Shannon H´. En el caso de la diversidad Beta se tuvieron en cuenta los índices de Jaccard (Ij, Morisita-Horn (IM-H y Subordinación Ecológica (SE. Se registraron62 509 individuos pertenecientes a 65 familias, 154 géneros y 183 especies. Para ambos grupos de especies los indicadores de diversidad Alfa mostraron una tendencia al aumento de un período al otro con valores dentro del rango establecido para cada indicador, excepto para la finca La Caballería donde el índice de Shannon H´ no estuvo dentro del establecido para una correcta diversidad y abundancia en la época poco lluviosa. Los indicadores de la diversidad Beta arrojaron disimilitud entre las muestras que se comparan lo que evidencia la presencia de especies específicas adaptadas a las condiciones ambientales del lugar. Plant diversity on farm of sub urban agriculture in Santiago de Cuba. ABSTRACT The research was carried out to evaluate the performance of the diversity of weeds and tree and shrub species in four farms of suburban agriculture Santiago de Cuba. Plots of 100 m2 were sampled for counting the species. Identified plant species list was developed and diversity indicators were calculated alfa (α species richness (S, Dominance (Simpson D and General Diversity (Shannon H'. In the case of the beta (β diversity indices Jaccard (Ij, Morisita-Horn (IM-H and Subordination Environment (SE were taken into account. 62 509 individuals belonging to 65 families, 154 genera and 183 species were recorded. For

  1. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cuba: description and tentative explanation of its low HIV prevalence

    Clémençon Stéphan

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Cuban HIV/AIDS epidemic has the lowest prevalence rate of the Caribbean region. The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Cuba and to explore the reasons for this low prevalence. Methods Data were obtained from the Cuban HIV/AIDS programme established in 1983. This programme has an extensive adult HIV testing policy, including testing of all pregnant women. HIV and AIDS cases have been recorded since 1986. Persons found to be HIV-positive are interviewed on their sexual behaviour and partners. Tracing and voluntary testing of these partners are organised. Epidemiological description of this epidemic was obtained from analysis of this data set. Using elementary mathematical analyses, we estimated the coverage of the detection system (percentage of HIV-positive adults detected and the average period between HIV infection and detection. Estimated HIV prevalence rates were corrected to account for the coverage. Results HIV prevalence has increased since 1996. In 2005, the prevalence among pregnant women was 1.2 per 10,000 (16/137000. Estimated HIV prevalence among 15- to 49-year-olds was 8.1 per 10,000 (4913/6065000; 95%CI: 7.9 per 10,000 – 8.3 per 10,000. Most (77% of the HIV-positive adults were men, most (85.1% of the detected HIV-positive men were reported as having sex with men (MSM, and most of the HIV-positive women reported having had sex with MSM. The average period between HIV infection and detection was estimated to be 2.1 years (IQR = 1.7 – 2.2 years. We estimated that, for the year 2005, 79.6% (IQR: 77.3 – 81.4% of the HIV-positive persons were detected. Conclusion MSM drive the HIV epidemic in Cuba. The extensive HIV testing policy may be an important factor in explaining the low HIV prevalence. To reduce the HIV epidemic in Cuba, the epidemic among MSM should be addressed. To understand this epidemic further, data on sexual behaviour should be collected. Now that

  2. Neogene-Quaternary tectonics along the North Caribbean transform fault, Cuba

    Rojas-Agramonte, Y.; Neubauer, F.; Handler, R.; Garcia-Delgado, D. E.; Friedl, G.; Delgado-Damas, R.

    2003-04-01

    The Neogene to Recent North Caribbean (Oriente) Transform Fault (OTF) off the coast of southern Cuba is part of the northern Caribbean transform fault system. It has affected the southern Sierra Maestra mountain range, SE Cuba, and portrays the dynamics and tectonic evolution of the southern Cuban coast in the boundary zone between the Caribbean and North American plates. The region has been affected by historical earthquakes and shows many structures due to brittle deformation in Neogene to Pleistocene shallow-water limestones. Present-day structures vary along strike of the OTF, with dominant transpression in the east and transtension in the west. The focal mechanisms of historical earthquakes are in agreement with dominant ENE-WSW compression found onland. Neogene-Pleistocene limestones are deformed, faulted, fractured, and contains calcite- and karst-filled extension gashes. Type and orientation of the principal normal paleostresses vary along strike in accordance with observations of large-scale submarine structures at the southern Cuban continental margin. Deformation phase D1 comprises N-S extension, exemplified mainly by karst-filled extensional veins and normal faults. We correlate this deformation with the regional kinematics in the Caribbean realm, imposed by the opening of the Cayman trough and the disruption between Cuba and Hispaniola. D2 and D3 comprise NE-SW to nearly N-S and subsequent NW-SE-directed compression and generated conjugate Mohr shears that correlate with strike-slip movement along the main fault to the south. These phases are also associated with a transpressional tectonic regime in the submarine Santiago Deformed Belt and with deformation processes along the Oriente Deep, both located off the southern Cuban coast. D4 reflects ENE-WSW to E-W-directed compression and corresponds to reactivation of sinistral strike-slip faults and formation of Riedel shears, consistent with stress orientations deduced from earthquake focal mechanisms

  3. Caballos de tracción de la ciudad de Santa Clara, Cuba. III Glicemia y electrolitros (Traction horses of Santa Clara city, Cuba. III Glycaemia electrolytes

    Julio César Castillo Cuenca

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de bioquímica sanguínea glicemia y electrolitos (Na, K, Ca, Mg en 100 caballos machos castrados seleccionados al azar utilizados en el transporte local de pasajeros en la ciudad de Santa Clara, Cuba. La sangre se extrajo directamente de la yugular determinándose la glicemia mediante la técnica de la glucosa oxidasa y los electrolitos por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. El análisis estadístico reveló diferencias altamente significativas al comparar los valores medios obtenidos de la glucosa y los electrolitos con los correspondientes a la media referencial para la especie. Exceptuando el potasio, en el resto de los parámetros la media real fue inferior a la referencial, aunque en todos los casos, estos valores se encuentran dentro del rango planteado. Los equinos están sometidos a un trabajo exhaustivo y prolongado, que afecta el correcto funcionamiento de su organismo y el incremento de la concentración de iones potasio en el plasma es un buen indicador del esfuerzo físico a que son sometidos los animales.

  4. Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba

    Fernandez G, I.M.; Zerquera, J.T.; Carrazana G, J.; Capote F, E.; Rodriguez C, G. [CPHR, La Habana (Cuba)]. e-mail: isis@cphr.edu.cu

    2006-07-01

    The 'Elguea' spa, located in the north coast of the county of Villa Clara, Cuba, is considered one of those more important spas of Latin America. The waters of this spa are rich in salts of chlorine, sodium, bromine, sulfides and its contain radon. As a result of measurements of environmental gamma dose rates carried out in the area of the spa, its were considered levels of dose between 0.13 and 2.3 mSv. The obtained results motivated that it was carried out a characterization, from the radiological point of view, of the spa. This characterization is of supreme importance to be able to evaluate the impact that it has and the discharges of its waters on the environment, as well as, those dose that the population potentially affected can receive by these discharges. With this end its were carried out quantitative determinations of those existent natural more significant radionuclides in different environmental objects coming from the area of the spa and its surroundings, as well as one characterization gamma 'in situ' of the same one. The obtained results are present in this work. (Author)

  5. Evaluation of radiation packages type A from the center of isotopes in Cuba; Evaluacion radiologica de los bultos tipo A del centro de isotopos de Cuba

    Balbona, Zayda Amador; Pijuan, Saul Perez, E-mail: zabalbona@centis.edu.cu [Centro de Isotopos (CENTIS), Mayabeque (Cuba); Gual, Maritza Rodriguez, E-mail: mrgual@instec.cu [Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas (InSTEC), la Habana (Cuba)

    2013-07-01

    The Isotope Center (CENTIS) of the Republic of Cuba makes the transportation of its products mainly in packaged type A. To undertake the design of packages, packaging components from 6 producing firms (including those found Amersham, CISBIO and IZOTOP) are studied. From the applicable regulations, security features and requirements are established as well as the technical characteristics of the packaging components. This study evaluated according each radioisotope, product and specific activity, high activity that can be included in a Type A package with the limitation that the dose rate on their surfaces is less than or equal to 2 mSv/h. In addition, each package is characterized taking into account the value of the maximum dose rate at maximum contact and the transport index for the day of transport. For this, the Microshield code using version 5.0.3. The dose rate in contact with the package of {sup 90}Y is calculated using the Monte Carlo code MCNPX version 2.6.0. The maximum possible activity values are obtained for each shielding transport radionuclides CENTIS produced, namely {sup 131}I, {sup 125}I, {sup 32}P, {sup 99}Mo/{sup 99m}Tc, {sup 99m}Tc, {sup 188}Re and {sup 90}Y and 69 radioactive packages type A are evaluated.

  6. Work- influence of the renewable energy sources in the environment, their use in Cuba; Trabajo- Influencia de las fuentes energeticas renovables en el medio ambiente, su aplicacion en Cuba

    Mendez Gonzalez, Mercedes; Sarmiento Sera, Antonio [Instituto Superior Politecnico Jose A. Echeverria (ISPJAE), Ciudad de la Habana (Cuba)

    2000-07-01

    Among the different renewable energy technologies, wind provides better possibilities in regions in which this resource is available. The advantages of wind, as well as solar energy technologies are less or none fuel costs and less environmental impacts. According to the current available technology development, the use of hybrid systems of photovoltaic and wind energy presents large opportunities to cover the energy needs of isolated areas, specially in facilities that don't have connection to the national transmission grid. This study presents the different environmental impacts that hybrid systems have (incorporing the landscape impacts as well as socioeconomical impacts) for the electricity generation in Cuba. We conclude that these systems allow an important power generation in Cuba, and that they have neglected impacts to the environment. The use hybrid systems in Cuba are particularly important in ecotourism facilities and other small industries. [Spanish] Dentro de las posibilidades energeticas y medioambientales de los distintos tipos de energias renovables; la eolica por su caracter limpio e inagotable, permite un gran desarrollo en aquellas areas que cuentan con el potencial necesario para su aplicacion. De forma similar la energia solar presenta ventajas importantes, ambos son recursos gratuitos, no contaminantes y disponibles en muchas localidades. Segun las tecnologias actualmente disponibles, la utilizacion de sistemas hibridos de energia solar fotovoltaica y eolica presenta mayor interes hoy en dia para cubrir consumos aislados, en instalaciones alejadas de la red nacional de electrificacion. Este trabajo plantea un estudio, de la afectacion que sobre el medio ambiente, tanto en el aspecto visual como socioeconomico, tienen las fuentes energeticas renovables, y especificamente los sistemas hibridos eolico- fotovoltaicos para la generacion de electricidad en Cuba, a partir de conocer los recursos eolico y solar disponible en el lugar del

  7. Construcción de la agenda mediática en Santiago de Cuba. Propuesta de modelo sobre el funcionamiento de la agenda política

    Viviana Muñiz Zúñiga; Rafael Fonseca Valido; Ruslán Guerra Marzo

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación propone un modelo que permita medir la agenda política en Santiago de Cuba, en relación con la agenda mediática; un camino inexplorado en el país. Así mismo, se determinan los procesos de construcción de la agenda en los medios de prensa provinciales de Santiago de Cuba, y los factores tanto internos como externos que inciden en el proceso.

  8. Las relaciones entre México y Cuba después del 11 de septiembre y el papel de EE.UU.

    Pablo Telman Sánchez Ramírez

    2008-01-01

    For several decades, Mexican-Cuban relations left apart ideological issues, what allowed the development of a constant and stable bi-lateral relationship: Mexican stance towards Cuba featured an explicit support towards the Cuban process, the former becoming thechief Latin American investor on the island, and the latter its second main business partner in the Caribbean. According to the author, the relationship between Mexico and Cuba has been modified, due to pressures from the US governemen...

  9. Science, sentiment, and the state: community genetics and pursuit of public health in Cuba.

    Gibbon, Sahra Elizabeth

    2013-12-01

    Contributing to an emerging field of social science literature by examining the translation of genomic medicine across global and transnational fields of research and medicine, this article examines how genetics is allied to public health in Cuba. It examines the sociopolitical and cultural discourses and practices that constitute community genetics or challenge or impede the translation and expansion of genomics as public health. Focusing on the experience of health practitioners, the article explores how their work is circumscribed by cultural values and social ideologies that collectively reveal an unexpected heterogeneity in how genetics is being constituted and reproduced. Although the Western quest for genomics as "personal medicine" is revealed here as both ideologically and practically problematic, such challenges paradoxically work to reinforce a commitment to maintaining the distinctive field of Cuban community genetics in its orientation to collective public health. PMID:24213970

  10. Public perception of the activities of the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies Agency of Cuba

    Contreras, Marta; Arencibia, Alois; Alvarado, Jorge; Garcia, Dulce; Rodriguez, Ingrids; Hernandez, Noslen [Centro de Gestion de la Informacion y Desarrollo de la Energia (CUBAENERGIA), La Habana (Cuba); Aguilar, Aurora; Perera, Maricela [Centro de Investigaciones Psicologicas y Sociologicas (CIPS), La Habana, (Cuba); Rodriguez, Ramon [Agencia de Energia Nuclear y Tecnologias de Avanzada (AENTA), La Habana, (Cuba); Alonso, Ivonne [Centro Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear (CNSN), La Habana, (Cuba); Quintana, Natacha [Centro de Aplicaciones Tecnologicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN), La Habana, (Cuba); Cardenas, Juan; Ramos, Odalys [Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones (CPHR), La Habana, (Cuba); Elias, Lidia Lauren [Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas (InSTEC), La Habana, (Cuba)

    2013-07-01

    The work presents the results of a study of perception of the nuclear activities of the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies Agency of Cuba, carried out by means of a study of image. The public object was a wide group of clients, providers, journalists and experts of the governing and regulatory organs which constitute its external public. For the investigation a methodology was prepared with a questionnaire and a semi structured interview, which allowed to obtain complementary information of qualitative character. In general, the perception of the Agency turned out to be positive and the human resources were the best evaluated aspect. Nevertheless, the visibility of the Agency in the public day pupils is considered to be insufficient. The study provided the necessary information so as to design the strategy of communication of the Agency. (author)

  11. Radionuclide content in building materials in Camaguey and Ciego de Avila provinces of Cuba

    A study was initiated by the Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, three years ago, to estimate the various natural radiation components that contribute to the annual effective dose to the population of Camaguey and Ciego de Avila. The natural radioactivity of some building materials commonly used in the above mentioned provinces of Cuba was measured by gamma spectrometry. Typical concentrations, so far encountered, are in the ranges: 47 to 2511 Bq.kg-1 for 40K; 9 to 71 Bq.kg-1 for 226Ra; and 2 to 38 Bq.kg-1 for 232Th. The relationship between the activity concentration and the corresponding annual effective dose is a function of many parameters. The external gamma ray absorbed doses in indoor air, and the corresponding effective dose equivalents in a typical dwelling are presented in this paper

  12. La biblioteca del marqués de Someruelos, gobernador de Cuba (1799-1812)

    Vázquez Cienfuegos, Sigfrido; Amores Carredano, Juan Bosco

    2007-01-01

    El análisis de la biblioteca personal, cuyo catálogo hemos encontrado en la Sección Nobleza del Archivo Histórico Nacional, nos permite de algún modo desentrañar la atmósfera cultural y política en la que se desenvolvió la vida y acción política de Salvador José Muro y Salazar, segundo marqués de Someruelos, cuyo mandato en Cuba entre 1799 y 1812 fue uno de los más largos de la colonia y que además se desarrollo en unos momentos muy complicados para España.

  13. National strategy on education and training in radiation protection in Cuba

    The development of the nuclear applications in Cuba has been accompanied by a strong infrastructure of radiological protection, which includes the regulatory system and diverse scientific techniques services needed by the program. It is recognized the fact, that the preparation of the human resources has played an important role in safety levels reached in the practices accomplished. Presently, the processes of selection, training and authorization of the personnel working with ionizing radiations have been regulated. This paper aims at the development of a strategy to create a national system of sustainable education and training in the field of the radiological protection able to accomplish the demands of the regulatory organizations. Present necessities and the perspective of training were analyzed; in addition involved academic and non-academic institutions were identified. The design of the realistic-based national training program is described as well as the responsibility of each of the involved institutions. (author)

  14. [Considerations concerning the theory of the demographic revolution. Its development in Cuba].

    Hernandez Castellon, R

    1983-01-01

    A review of the world's literature on the demographic transition is presented. The author, in his analysis of the non-Marxist literature, suggests that considerable efforts have been made to update demographic transition theory in order to take into account recent demographic trends in developing countries. On the other hand, the Marxist literature is divided into studies in which attempts are made to develop general demographic theories and those in which the value of such theories is questioned. The paper concludes with a description of the demographic transition process as it has been experienced in Cuba, and it is noted that a major feature of this process has been a general trend toward a reduction in demographic differentials. PMID:12279811

  15. What is the bioelectric that the sugar industry and Cuba need?

    The most relevant bioelectric illustrating its current development on the basis of which technical and economic parameters to support the definition of a strategy are discussed are described. These include, efficiency, consumption of process steam, alternative biomass and storage, water quality, the ability to harvest and no harvest, new technologies, cost and price of biomass and kWh , investment and financing conditions, among others. We conclude that the result of bioelectrical has to be not only ecological but also economic, to be maximized power production operating at higher pressure and temperatures possible with turbo extraction-condensing and biomass availability is crucial because regulating capacity, economies of scale, duration of the operation and profitability of bioelectrical. We must urgently assess whole cane processing and eventually to the briquetting of biomass store. It is desirable to standardize the capacity of sugar factories. The SEN can and must assimilate biokWh at any time of day, anywhere from Cuba to occur. (full text)

  16. Screening for prostate cancer in 8 health areas from Santiago de Cuba province

    A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 28 917 men over 50 years of age, belonging to 8 health areas of Santiago de Cuba, from November 2007 to July 2010, to determine the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and thus detect prostate cancer hidden morbidity. The test was performed in 18 007 screened individuals, of whom 1 745 had pathological findings, and of them 1 630 were evaluated at the urology department of the selected polyclinic according to the established flow chart. Finally, 125 males were diagnosed with the disease, so that it was confirmed the importance of having a greater dissemination of PSA test, benefits of which allow the family physician to know the health of their patients, and the risk population obtain such assistance annually through the doctor's offices

  17. A educação em Cuba entre 1959 e 2010

    Justo Alberto Chávez Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo propõe uma análise do desenvolvimento histórico da educação em Cuba desde 1959, ano do triunfo da Revolução, até nossos dias (2010. Para isso, o texto se divide em períodos que refletem as problemáticas pelas que atravessou a educação em cada etapa. Repassando todos os níveis de ensino (básico, médio e superior, com ênfase nos processos de criação de novas instituições e a formação de profissionais na área pedagógica para cobrir os déficits existentes antes da Revolução, o artigo mostra a evolução do sistema educativo da Ilha. Desde a erradicação do analfabetismo, já na década de 1960, até os planos para uma educação de cultura geral integral, mostrando, também, o papel dos educadores cubanos fora da Ilha.El artículo propone un análisis del desarrollo histórico de la Educación en Cuba desde 1959, año del triunfo de la Revolución, hasta nuestro días (2010. Para ello, dividimos el texto en períodos que reflejan las problemáticas por las que atravesó cada etapa. Repasando todos los niveles de educación (básico, medio y superior, con énfasis en los procesos de creación de nuevas instituciones y la formación de profesionales para cubrir los déficits existentes antes de la Revolución, el artículo demuestra la evolución del sistema educativo en la Isla. Desde la erradicación del analfabetismo, ya en la década de 1960, hasta los planes para una educación de cultura general integral, repasando, también, el papel de los educadores cubanos fuera de la Isla.This article analyzes the historical development of education in Cuba from 1959, the year of the triumph of the Revolution, to the present (2010. The text is divided into periods that reflect the problems facing education at each stage. By reviewing all levels of education (primary, secondary and higher and emphasizing the processes that led to the creation of new institutions and the training of teaching professionals to cover the

  18. Validation of a method to measure plutonium levels in marine sediments in Cuba

    The main objective of this research was to develop and to validate a method of radiochemical separation of plutonium, suitable from the economic and practical point of view, in Cuba conditions. This method allowed to determine plutonium activity levels in the marine sediments from Cienfuegos Bay. The selected method of radiochemical separation was that of anionic chromatography and the measure technique was the quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The method was applied to a certified reference material, six repetitions were carried out and a good correspondence between the average measured value and the average certified value of plutonium was achieved, so the trueness of the method was demonstrated. It was also proven the precision of the method, since it was obtained a variation coefficient of 11% at 95% confidence level. The obtained results show that the presence of plutonium in the analyzed marine sediment samples is only due to the global radioactive fallout. (author)

  19. Los derivados de la caña de azúcar en Cuba

    Marianela Cordovés-Herrera

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La agroindustria azucarera cubana ha estado experimentando diferentes transformacio- nes en los últimos años que comenzaron con su redimensionamiento en el año 2002. El crecimiento de la producción de derivados de la caña de azúcar, con énfasis en las pro- ducciones de alimento animal y de alcoholes de diferentes denominaciones, se incluye dentro de las proyecciones de desarrollo del sector, como parte de las soluciones estra- tégicas y altamente valoradas para las esferas de la energía, los alimentos y los biopro- ductos. En el presente trabajo se presenta la actualización de las fábricas de derivados quie existen en Cuba, su localización y capacidades productivas. Se exponen, asimismo, los antecedentes de estas producciones, su actual situación, problemática e influencia en la rentabilidad azucarera.

  20. [The sources of histoplasmosis infection on the Isla de la Juventud, Cuba].

    Fernández Andreu, C M; Martínez Machin, G

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this work is to report the isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum, etiologic agent of histoplasmosis, from soil in sites inhabited by bats and chicken in the Island of Youth, Cuba. The fungus was cultured from four species of cave dwelling bats too. The identification of H. capsulatum was done by mycelial to yeast conversion and exoantigen test. It is pointed out the epidemiological value of some of these isolations in caves of great importance from the archaeological, speleological or tourist point of view, and the potential risk that they represent to human health. The authors conclude with some recommendation to prevent the infection with H. capsulatum in people who have to keep in contact with those environments. PMID:1342108

  1. Copper, zinc and lead bioaccumulation in marine snail, Strombus gigas, from Guacanayabo Gulf, Cuba.

    Díaz Rizo, O; Olivares Reumont, S; Viguri Fuente, J; Díaz Arado, O; López Pino, N; D'Alessandro Rodríguez, K; Arado López, J O; Gelen Rudnikas, A; Arencibia Carballo, G

    2010-09-01

    Levels of copper, zinc and lead were determined in sediments and edible muscle of marine snail Strombus gigas collected from Guacanayabo Gulf, Cuba. The concentration range of each metal in marine snail muscle on mg kg(-1) wet weight varied as follows: Cu = 6.4-32.6, Zn = 20.4-31.1 and Pb = 0.2-2.3; and in corresponding sediments (on mg kg(-1) dry weight) as: Cu = 157-186, Zn = 56-94 and Pb = 20-37. The average biota-sediment accumulation factors (BSAFs) obtained for studied metals are less than unity in all cases, indicating that only a little fraction of metal content in the sediments is bioavailable, independently of their possible enrichments in the sediments. The concentrations of copper and lead in some of the marine snails are above typical public health recommended limits. PMID:20676604

  2. Revisión bibliográfica. LA EXPERIMENTACIÓN CAMPESINA EN CUBA

    Manuel Ponce Brito

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se recogen los principales resultadosy consideraciones actuales de diversos autores a través de laexperimentación campesina, como una alternativa a los procesosclásicos de investigación y transferencia de tecnologías querealizan los programas nacionales desde los centros experi-mentales y, en muchos casos, de las investigaciones en fincasde los productores. En Cuba, mediante la Asociación Nacionalde Agricultores Pequeños (ANAP y los centros de investigación,se ha creado un movimiento que está tomando fuerza entre los pequeños productores, para ampliar el campo de opciones a ladiversificación de sus sistemas de producción y mejorar sucompetitividad en los mercados. Esta ha sido una respuesta ala poca disponibilidad de tecnologías para los sistemas deproducción campesina que son muy diversos.

  3. A Comprehensive Study of the Development of Physics in Cuba from 1959

    Baracca, Angelo; Fajer Avila, Víctor Luis; Rodríguez Castellanos, Carlos

    The present paper aims to reconstruct the main stages of the above-mentioned process from the Cuban Revolution (1959) to the present time. A general premise is necessary on the documentary sources used and the method adopted in this research. The written documents available on the development of physics in Cuba related to the early two decades are quite scarce, so that the reconstruction presented here is based mainly on oral history research. Most of the information presented in this study is sourced from interviews with Cuban colleagues who played leading roles in the events described here. This approach obviously implies drawbacks since the information obtained relies on the personal memories and views of the interviewees, and in some cases uncertain or controversial aspects arise. Despite this drawback, every effort has been made to verify the information.

  4. State of arbitrary complexity and Model Driven Architecture in the software development in Cuba

    Nemury Silega

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Informatic systems play an important role in the society because are used in the majority of fields. The community of software researchers and developers devotes substantial efforts to determine how software systems can increasingly improve the environment in which they are deployed, for example, in medicine, business management, education, among other domains. But paradoxically these efforts do not correspond to those devoted to improving the environment of software development itself. There are insufficient proposals to streamline the software development process. The authors conducted an analysis of several proposals to improve the software development process in Cuba, propose how to address the problem based on the paradigm of Model Driven Architecture and make an assessment of the impact this may have on Cuban software industry.

  5. Assessment of Current Heavy Metal Contamination in the Sediments of Nuevitas Bay (Cuba)

    Surface sediments from six stations located in Nuevitas Bay (Cuba) were collected in order to determine concentrations of chromium; nickel, copper, zinc and lead by external standard method of X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF). The level of contamination were calculated by several parameters like Enrichment factor (EF), Degree of contamination (DC), Modified degree of contamination (mCd) and the Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs). A 2003 study performed by Engineering Center of Environmental Management of Coast and Bays was used as a baseline in all obtained index in order to corroborate changes after one decade. The Cr content in sediments shows a strong variation across the studied stations (89-513 mg.kg-1, in contrast with the other elements studied. The comparison with Sediment Quality Guidelines and toxicity mean quotients shows that 100% of the Sediments are associated with the occasional presence of possible adverse effects to human health. (Author)

  6. Leptospirosis en niños de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

    Suárez Hernández Miguel; Martínez Sánchez Raydel; Posada Fernández Pedro; Bustelo Aguila José; Carrera Nodal Olga; Fleite Fernando Bravo; García Ignacio Vidal; Sánchez Sibello Antonio

    1999-01-01

    Se analiza la morbilidad por leptospirosis humana en niños de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba en el período de 1982 a 1995 donde se diagnosticaron 253 casos. Los casos aislados predominaron sobre los presentados en brotes. Con respecto a los grupos de edades predominó el de 10 a 14 años seguido del grupo de 5 a 9 años. Fue más frecuente el sexo masculino que el femenino, en esta etapa se presentó un fallecido. En la presentación de casos por meses se reporta un incremento de enfermos a p...

  7. Mortality due to malignancies in Santiago de Cuba province during 2010

    A descriptive and cross-sectional study on mortality due to cancer in Santiago de Cuba province during 2010 was carried out, taking into account 1 819 deceased at a rate of 173,9 every 100 000 inhabitants. This rate increased compared to the previous year with a male mortality predominance of elderly aged 75 and over, as well as mortality in Mella and II Frente municipalities. Most common malignancies in women were detected in lungs, breast, and colon; while in men, they were preponderantly diagnosed in prostate, lungs, and colon. For this reason, it is recommendable addressing and planning health actions according to the stratified mortality risk in each municipality of this province. (author)

  8. Identificación de aspectos ambientales en la comunidad Loma de Cruz, Santiago de Cuba

    Luís Ángel Paneque Pérez; Liliana Kindelán Castellanos; Pablo Marrero Labrador

    2013-01-01

    El trabajo se desarrolló en la comunidad Loma de la Cruz, ubicada en la vertiente sur del poblado del Cobre, a 14 kilómetros de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba. Se inició el estudio en la vegetación y la fauna en las áreas seleccionadas, utilizando para los muestreos los métodos de transección y se analizaron los parámetros físico- químicos del agua utilizada como fuente de energía en el proceso de generación de electricidad en la minihidroeléctrica, de acuerdo a las instrucciones para el monit...

  9. Public perception of the activities of the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies Agency of Cuba

    The work presents the results of a study of perception of the nuclear activities of the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies Agency of Cuba, carried out by means of a study of image. The public object was a wide group of clients, providers, journalists and experts of the governing and regulatory organs which constitute its external public. For the investigation a methodology was prepared with a questionnaire and a semi structured interview, which allowed to obtain complementary information of qualitative character. In general, the perception of the Agency turned out to be positive and the human resources were the best evaluated aspect. Nevertheless, the visibility of the Agency in the public day pupils is considered to be insufficient. The study provided the necessary information so as to design the strategy of communication of the Agency. (author)

  10. Isotope and Hydrochemical Study of Seawater Intrusion into the Aquifers of a Coastal Zone in Cuba

    The Artemisa-Quivican Basin is located in the southern sector of the province of Havana, Cuba. This basin contains the most important aquifer of Havana province. It has a length of nearly 120 km and is 25 km in width. Recharge depends on the precipitation regime and rain infiltrates in a considerable proportion due to the intense development of karstic features. This aquifer is used for water supply to population, industry, and irrigation and is affected by over-exploitation and risk of contamination by saline sea intrusion. The main objective of this study is the isotope and chemical characterization of the aquifer and the delimitation of the area influenced by saline intrusion. Groundwater and river water are of the calcium bicarbonate type except those with evidence of mixture with saline water. Groundwater exhibits a variable proportion of mixture with seawater, indicating the presence of the saline intrusion. (author)

  11. Scenarios Susceptible to Induced Liquefaction Caused by High Magnitude Earthquakes in Santiago de Cuba

    Liuska Fernández-Diéguez

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this investigation was to define the zoning of soil liquefaction potential for the Guillermón Moncada Popular Council in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba. The engineering and geological conditions and seismic peculiarities favoring a seism to take place were assessed. The safety factor was re-calculated after determining possible maximum intensity values based on seismic magnitudes that can trigger the soil of the investigated area to liquefy. A scheme of the area´s soil susceptibility to liquefaction was obtained. Based on this result, it was concluded that the sectors that are most likely to experience soil liquefaction if an earthquake of magnitudes ranging between 7,75 and 8 occurs are located towards the center-east of the Popular Council with sandy-clayey soils being predominant. This information is very useful for the location and planning of engineering construction works in the area.

  12. LOS SISTEMAS OPERATIVOS EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA INFORMÁTICA EN CUBA

    Gabriel Francisco Valenzuela Pérez

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se realiza un análisis de la inclusión, estudio, características e influencia de los sistemas operativos en la informática educativa en Cuba, mediante la comparación entre sus dos etapas importantes dentro del sistema de educación cubano, basado en indicadores como: tipo de interfaz de usuario y características, la metodología empleada para su estudio y ejercitación, la producción de software, y la motivación de estudiantes y profesores hacia el uso de esta tecnología, entre otras.

  13. LOS SISTEMAS OPERATIVOS EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA INFORMÁTICA EN CUBA

    Gabriel Francisco Valenzuela Pérez

    2014-01-01

    En este artículo se realiza un análisis de la inclusión, estudio, características e influencia de los sistemas operativos en la informática educativa en Cuba, mediante la comparación entre sus dos etapas importantes dentro del sistema de educación cubano, basado en indicadores como: tipo de interfaz de usuario y características, la metodología empleada para su estudio y ejercitación, la producción de software, y la motivación de estudiantes y profesores hacia el uso de esta tecnología, entre ...

  14. Seismic microzoning of Santiago de Cuba An approach by SH waves modelling

    Alvarez, L; Femandez, B; García, J; González, B; Panza, G F; Pico, R; Reyes, C; Vaccari, F; Zapata, R J A

    2002-01-01

    The expected ground motion in Santiago de Cuba basin from earthquakes which occurred in the Oriente fault zone is studied. Synthetic SH-waves seismograms have been calculated along four profiles in the basin by the hybrid approach (modal summation for the path source-profile and finite differences for the profile) for a maximum frequency of 1 Hz. The response spectra ratio (RSR) has been determined in 49 sites, distributed along all considered profiles with a spacing of 900 m. The corresponding RSR versus frequency curves have been classified using a logical-combinatorial algorithm. The results of the classification, in combination with the uppermost geological setting (geotechnical information and geological geometry of the subsoil) are used for the seismic microzoning of the city. Three different main zones are identified, and a small sector characterised by big resonance effects, due to the particular structural conditions. Each zone is characterized in terms of its expected ground motion parameters for th...

  15. La emigración canaria a Cuba en la primera mitad del siglo XIX

    Manuel HERNÁNDEZ GONZÁLEZ

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los profundos cambios que afectaron a la economía y la sociedad cubana desde finales del siglo XVIII tuvieron una repercusión directa en los flujos migratorios que desde la metrópoli llegaban a la Perla de las Antillas como punto de destino. En ese marco se inscribe una notable emigración canaria que responde y es síntoma de la crisis económica que vive Canarias en esa época. El presente artículo analiza las características principales de esa emigración así como los factores internos y externos que la condicionan a lo largo de la primera mitad del siglo XIX y que suponen algunas notas diferenciadoras con relación a la emigración de los peninsulares. Palabras Clave: Cuba, Canarias, Siglo XIX, Emigración, Economía. ABSTRACT: The profound changes that affected Cuban economy and society as from the end of the 18th century had direct repercussions on the emigration from the metropolis to the "Pearl of the Antilles". Inscribed within tthis framework is the considerable emigration from the Canary Islands as a response to and symptom of the economic crisis experienced in the Canary Islands at that time. This article analyzes the main characteristics of that emigration as well as the internal and external factors that conditioned it throughout the first half of the 19th century and which entail some points which differentiate it from peninsular emigration. Key words: Cuba, Canary Islands, 19th Century, Emigration, Economy.

  16. Emergency response to radiological occurrences in the centre of isotopes in Cuba

    It is internationally recognized that establishment and implementation emergency provisions are key issues for an effective response. This paper aims to summarize the experiences in responding to radiological events in the Centre of Isotopes (CENTIS), the biggest radioactive facility in Cuba. Specific potential accident scenarios are assessed by identifying maximum radioactive inventories, operational procedures, room dimensions and ventilation system parameters. Additionally, transport accidents are analyzed since CENTIS is also the main carrier of radioactive materials in Cuba. A range of events is considered from highly improbable events of larger consequence to more frequent events of small radiological impact. The maximum radionuclide release events are identified. A review of the radiological occurrences from 1997 to 2007 is conducted, using the Cuban's regulatory classification system. The details of these occurrences have been entered into the Radiological Event Database (RED). Spills of 131I in controlled zone are mainly registered. It has been not reported any incident in about two thousand road shipments carried out. Results show a good agreement between hypothesized occurrences and those registered. There were obtained the maximum values of exposures for workers and first responders as follows: 2.23mSv (effective dose (E)), 0.7mSv (committed effective dose) and 50.49mSv (equivalent dose to hands). The biggest contribution to E took place during opening a radioactive package with 14.8GBq of 90Sr in controlled zone. Suitable sets of individual protective means and monitoring equipment have been guaranteed. The programmes of training and full-scale exercises are fulfilled. Finally, it is concluded that findings from operational experience and preparedness infrastructure have contributed to CENTIS' emergency response capabilities. (author)

  17. Radiological impact during the extraction, processing and use of phosphate minerals in Cuba

    The use of phosphates for the production of fertilisers is a practice broadly diffused in the world. Their wide use is associated to the contribution of this material to formulation of Nk fertilisers. It is known in turn that phosphates have in their composition appreciable quantities of radioactive elements of natural origin. For this reason the use of phosphates in the composition of fertilizers can cause a radiological impact to both workers and public during all the phases of extraction and processing of phosphates, as well as during the production and application of these fertilizers. Finally the transfer of radionuclides contained in the fertilizers to the products of human consumption (vegetables, milk, meat) can produce an additional radiological impact on population. In Cuba there exist six locations of phosphoric rocks, located in the counties of Pinar del Rio, Havana, Matanzas, Sancti-Spiritus and Holguin. From these deposits there were studied the two ones which are in exploitation: 'La Pimienta' deposit, located in the West part of the country and 'Trinidad de Guedes' deposit, located in the Centre-West of Cuba. Paper shows the results obtained by the Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) in the determination of radionuclides concentrations in collected in the sites samples. Based on these results and taking into account both the features of routine works carried out in the sites and the later use of collected mineral as fertilizer, doses to mining workers and to members of the public were estimated. Estimated doses are in the range 0.3 - 2.70 mSv per year for workers and in the range 1.3 - 17 μSv per year. (author)

  18. La trayectoria del aborto seguro en Cuba: evitar mejor que abortar

    María Elena Benítez Pérez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El aborto provocado o inducido es una práctica que se ha observado en todos los países. A su alrededor la neutralidad parece no existir al estar permeado por posturas que terminan polarizando todo debate. En Cuba ha sido un método extensamente usado por las mujeres para regular su procreación y este será el problema de investigación del presente trabajo. Su desarrollo parte de la hipótesis general de que aún bajo condiciones seguras, el aborto reduce; pero no elimina, riesgos y secuelas para la salud femenina. El objetivo está dirigido a fundamentar por qué evitar siempre es mejor que abortar. Su base teórica es el método de los determinantes próximos enunciado por Davis y Blake. Abstract The abortion -also known as inducted- is a practice that it has been observed worldwide. Neutrality seems not to exist around this practice, but quite a number of postures that at the end polarize the debate. This method has been used widely by women in Cuba, in order to control their procreation. This will be the research problem of the present work. Its development is based on the general hypothesis of that still under save conditions; the abortion reduces, but doesn't eliminate, risks and sequels for the feminine health. The objective is aimed to explain why avoiding always is better that aborting. Its theoretical support is the method of the next determinants, enunciated by Davis and Blake.

  19. Atmospheric deposition patterns of 210Pb and 7Be in Cienfuegos, Cuba

    The radiometric composition of bulk deposition samples, collected monthly for one year, February 2010 until January 2011, at a site located in Cienfuegos (22° 03′ N, 80° 29′ W) (Cuba), are analysed in this paper. Measurement of 7Be and 210Pb activity concentrations were carried out in 12 bulk deposition samples. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb are in the range of 13.2–132 and 1.24–8.29 Bq m−2, and their mean values are: 56.6 and 3.97 Bq m−2, respectively. The time variations of the different radionuclide have been discussed in relation with meteorological factors and the mean values have been compared to those published in recent literature from other sites located at different latitudes. The annual average flux of 210Pb and 7Be were 47 and 700 Bq m−2 y−1, respectively. Observed seasonal variations of deposition data are explained in terms of different environmental features. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb were moderately well correlated with precipitation and well correlated with one another. The 210Pb/7Be ratios in the monthly depositions samples varied in the range of 0.05–0.10 and showed a strong correlation with the number of rainy days. - Highlights: • We evaluated for first time in Cuba the atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb. • The annual average flux of 210Pb and 7Be were 47 and 700 Bq m−2 y−1, respectively. • The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb are correlated with precipitation. • 7Be and 210Pb present similar removal behaviour from the atmosphere

  20. Radiological Impact During the Extraction, Processing and Use of Phosphate Minerals in Cuba

    The use of phosphates for the production of fertilisers is a practice broadly diffused in the world. Their wide use is associated to the contribution of this material to formulation of NPK fertilisers. It is known in turn that phosphates have in their composition appreciable quantities of radioactive elements of natural origin. For this reason the use of phosphates in the composition of fertilizers can cause a radiological impact to both workers and public during all the phases of extraction and processing of phosphates, as well as during the production and application of these fertilizers. Finally the transfer of radionuclides contained in the fertilizers to the products of human consumption (vegetables, milk, meat) can produce an additional radiological impact on population. In Cuba there exist six locations of phosphoric rocks, located in the counties of Pinar del Rio, Havana, Matanzas, Sancti-Spiritus and Holguin. From these deposits there were studied the two ones which are in exploitation: 'La Pimienta' deposit, located in the West part of the country and 'Trinidad de Guedes' deposit, located in the Centre-West of Cuba. Paper shows the results obtained by the Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) in the determination of radionuclides concentrations in collected in the sites samples. Based on these results and taking into account both the features of routine works carried out in the sites and the later use of collected mineral as fertilizer, doses to mining workers and to members of the public were estimated. Estimated doses are in the range 0.3 - 2.70 mSv per year for workers and in the range 1.3 - 17μ Sv per year. (author)

  1. Consideraciones sobre el servicio de asesoramiento al regante para las condiciones de Cuba

    Enrique Cisneros Zayas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los Servicios de Asesoramiento al Regante (SAR son sin duda una de las herramientas más interesantes para hacer del regadío una actividad sostenible, al tener como finalidad principal la mejora en la eficiencia en el uso y la gestión integral del agua de riego. En Cuba, el riego y el drenaje son imprescindibles para tener producciones de calidad, es por ello que no podemos renunciar a su ejecución. Por otra parte la mecanización masiva del riego, mediante la extensión de las máquinas de pivote central y otras, aunque logran elevadas productividades de áreas regadas por hombre, muestran signos de poca efectividad agrícola y baja eficiencia en el uso del agua, que están relacionada generalmente a su empleo incorrecto y al desconocimiento del modo de operar estas tecnologías, una de las vías para mejorar esta situación es a través de los SAR. En nuestro país se pretende poner en funcionamiento este servicio y ya se cuenta con algunas experiencias, las que están propiciando un flujo de información y conocimientos. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo dar a conocer las experiencias adquiridas en Cuba durante su creación, se completa la información con los resultados obtenidos y se dan algunas consideraciones a tener en cuenta para su futura puesta en marcha.

  2. Seismic microzoning from synthetic ground motion parameters: Case study, Santiago de Cuba

    Synthetic seismograms (P - SV and SH waves) have been calculated along 6 profiles in Santiago de Cuba basin, with a cutoff frequency of 5 Hz, by using the hybrid approach (modal summation for a regional (ID) structure plus finite differences for a local (2D) structure embedded in the first). They correspond to a scenario earthquake of MS = 7 that may occur in Oriente fault zone, directly south of the city. As initial data for a seismic microzoning, the characterisation of earthquake effects has been made considering several relative (2D/1D) quantities (PGDR, PGVR, PGAR, DGAR, IAR etc.) and functions representative of the ground motion behaviour in soil (2D) with respect to bedrock (ID). The functions are the response spectra ratio RSR(f), already routinely used in this kind of work, and the elastic energy input ratio EIR(f), defined, for the first time, in this paper. These data, sampled at 105 sites within all the profiles have been classified in two steps, using logical combinatory algorithms: connected sets and compact sets. In the first step, from the original ground motion parameters or functions extracted from the synthetic seismograms, 9 sets have been classified and the partial results show the spatial distribution of the soil behaviour as function of the component of motion. In the second step, the results of the classification of the 9 sets have been used as input for a further classification that shows a spatial distribution of sites with a quasi-homogeneous integral ground motion behaviour. By adding the available geological surface data, a microzoning scheme of Santiago de Cuba basin has been obtained. (author)

  3. Captura de tiburones en la región noroccidental de Cuba

    Consuelo Aguilar

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Los tiburones han sido una importante fuente de alimento e ingresos en Cuba. A pesar de esto, es muy escasa la información sobre este grupo y, en las últimas décadas, no han sido objeto de una investigación organizada. De octubre 2009 a junio 2011 se recolectaron datos biológicos (229 tiburones examinados y pesqueros en cuatro sitios de desembarque de la región noroccidental de Cuba. En esta región, los tiburones son capturados en pesquerías comerciales multiespecíficas en la plataforma insular y de manera incidental en pesquerías deportivas de corto radio de acción durante la captura de grandes especies pelágicas de mar abierto. Se registró un total de 17 especies; seis en pesca comercial, dominada por Carcharhinus perezii, Sphyrna mokarran y Carcharhinus leucas, y 14 en pesca deportiva (artesanal de pequeña escala, no propiamente recreacional, dominada por Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus paucus, Carcharhinus longimanus, Carcharhinus falciformis, Galeocerdo cuvier y Prionace glauca. La CPUE mensual en las pesquerías deportivas, varió de 0,43 a 4,44 tiburones capturados por diez viajes de pesca. La mayoría de los tiburones oceánicos capturados en las pesquerías deportivas son especies altamente migratorias y sus poblaciones muestran gran conectividad ecológica en el Golfo de México y aguas adyacentes. Este hecho y la presencia de una gran proporción de individuos de C. longimanus y C. falciformis por debajo de la longitud de madurez, son resultados que deben ser considerados en los planes regionales de conservación y uso racional de los tiburones.

  4. Meio século de artes plásticas em Cuba

    Adelaida de Juan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante as recentes décadas, as artes plásticas em Cuba desenvolveram diversas tendências como a abstração, o fotorrealismo, o neoexpressionismo, o conceitualismo etc., enquanto algumas temáticas e alguns caracteres cuja base remete às culturas afro-cubanas são mantidos. Às manifestações com antecedentes nacionais se agregará, como manifestação orgânica, o design gráfico, que vem se constituindo numa escola de particularidades próprias. Na atualidade proliferam as instalações e as performances, muitas vezes com caráter interdisciplinar, como no caso da video art.Durante las recientes décadas, las artes plásticas en Cuba han desarrollado diversas tendencias como la abstracción, el fotorrealismo, el neoexpresionismo, el conceptualismo, etc., mientras mantienen algunas temáticas y caracteres cuya base se remite a las culturas afrocubanas. A las manifestaciones con antecedentes nacionales se añadirá, como manifestación orgánica, el diseño gráfico que se ha constituido en una escuela de caracteres propios. En la actualidad proliferan las instalaciones y los performances, a menudo con carácter interdisciplinario, así como el video art.During recent decades, several trends have emerged in the Cuban visual arts, e.g., abstraction, photorealism, neoexpressionism and conceptualism, among others, without losing sight of certain themes and characters based on Afro-Cuban cultures. To the manifestations of a national heritage should be added, as an organic expression, graphic design, which is becoming a school with unique features. Today, we have a proliferation of performances and installations, often of interdisciplinary nature, as is the case of video art.

  5. Geological interpretation of Eastern Cuba Laterites from an airborne magnetic and radioactive isotope survey

    Batista, J.A; Blanco, J [Departamento de Geologia, Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico de Moa, (Cuba); Perez-Flores, M.A [Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Baja California (Mexico)

    2008-04-15

    In eastern Cuba area several geophysical techniques have been applied to distinguish the main geological characteristics of the laterites which are of economical importance for the extraction of iron, nickel and chrome. The geophysical measurements include an aeromagnetic survey and thorium (eTh), potassium (K) and uranium (eU) isotope measurements. The results of gamma spectrometer measurements make a distinction between laterite reservoirs. The application of the magnetic and isotope methods allowed the determination of the distribution and development of the laterite crust, as well as the determination of hydrothermal alterations affecting the laterites, which is very useful for mining exploration and exploitation. Such alterations indicate the presence of silicates, which have negative effects on the metallurgic process. It is known that laterite crust has a high content of eU and eTh. [Spanish] Se han utilizado varias tecnicas geofisicas en la region oriental de Cuba para distinguir las principales caracteristicas geologicas de las lateritas, que poseen importancia economica para la extraccion de hierro, niquel y cobalto. Las mediciones geofisicas incluyen un estudio aeromagnetico y mediciones de isotopos de torio (eTh), potasio (K) y uranio (eU). Los resultados de las mediciones espectrometricas establecen diferencias entre los yacimientos de lateritas. De la aplicacion del metodo magnetico e isotopico se determino la distribucion y desarrollo de las cortezas lateriticas, asi como la ubicacion de alteraciones hidrotermales que afectan a las lateritas, lo cual es muy util durante la exploracion y explotacion minera. Esas alteraciones indican la presencia de silicatos, que tienen un efecto negativo en el proceso metalurgico. Se conoce que las cortezas lateriticas tienen altos contenidos de eU y eTh. De los contenidos de eU y eTh se infiere que las lateritas de la region de Moa se formaron antes que las de Mayari. De estas mediciones fue posible inferir el

  6. Peligrosidad sísmica de la región de Santiago de Cuba

    Tomás J. Chuy-Rodríguez

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Se caracteriza la peligrosidad sísmica de la provincia y ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, en términos de intensidad, aceleración, velocidad y desplazamiento. Los parámetros de peligrosidad sísmica se presentan en forma de mapas independientes utilizando períodos de recurrencia para cada valor de los parámetros de la amenaza; a tiempo que, de forma probabilística para diferentes tiempos de vida útil y probabilidad de ocurrencia para una red de cuadrículas de 1 km2 en toda la cuenca de Santiago de Cuba, se definen para cada una de ellas, las correspondientes curvas de nivel de amenaza. Los parámetros de peligrosidad sísmica están preparados como Bases de Datos Digitales, para su implementación en Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG con fines de prevención y manejo de desastres sismológicos, por ser imprescindibles para la planificación, proyección y diseño del desarrollo socioeconómico de estos territorios, ya que permiten la valoración del nivel de riesgo que se quiera asumir en áreas de interés. En la actualidad son la base de referencia y consulta para el establecimiento de definiciones de planeamiento urbano y de uso de suelos, así como para proyectos ubicados en estos territorios. Constituyen, igualmente, un elemento de consulta por la Defensa Civil en los planes de medidas para caso de terremotos

  7. Primer reporte de monogeneos del género Enterogyrus Paperna, 1963 (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae en tilapias de cultivo en Cuba - First report of monogeneans of the genus Enterogyrus Paperna, 1963 (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae in cultivated tilapias of Cuba

    Fernando Lucas Prats León

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl examen parasitológico del tracto digestivo de Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864; Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758 e híbridos rojos de tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852 x Oreochromis spp. decultivos intensivos en jaulas, provenientes de diferentes embalses dulceacuícolas, reveló la presencia por primera vez para Cuba de dos representantes del género Enterogyrus Paperna, 1963 (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae en estómago.AbstractThe parasitologic exam of Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864; Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758 and hybrid red of tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852 x Oreochromis spp. stomach from intensive cage culture, coming from different freshwater reservoirs of Cuba, revealed the presence for the first time of two representatives belonging Enterogyrus Paperna, 1963 (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae.

  8. «Brazos para el azúcar», esclavos para vender. Estrategias de comercialización en la trata negrera en Santiago de Cuba, 1789-1794

    Belmonte Postigo, José Luis

    2010-01-01

    The current article analyzes the commercial strategies of the slave trade in Santiago de Cuba during the early years of liberalization. After the port of Santiago de Cuba was successfully refitted for handling the marketing of slaves in 1789, the number of slaves introduced into the capital of western Cuba increased substantially. Nevertheless, the entry of these slaves did not necessarily mean that they were to stay put in the town or its surroundings, because reselling served as a means of ...

  9. Desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras de Cuba (Metabolic imbalances and minerals deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders in dairy cattle in Cuba)

    García Díaz, Juan R; Silveira Prado, Enrique A; Cuesta Mazorra, Mario; Quiñones Ramos, Reinaldo; Hernández Barreto, Miguel A.; Mollineda Trujillo, Ángel

    2011-01-01

    ResumenEl objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar los principales desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a los problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras mestizas Holstein x Cebú en un sistema de producción con amamantamiento restringido en la región central de Cuba.SummaryThe objective of this study was to diagnose the principal metabolic imbalances and deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders especially due to mineral deficien...

  10. Catholic Church and State in Cuba: past and present relationships Iglesia católica y estado en la República de Cuba: pasado y presente de sus relaciones

    Delia CONTRERAS GARCÍA

    2013-01-01

    After centuries of a deep presence in Cuba, the Catholic Church has always been part of a complex relationship with the political establishment. The break between Church and State that occurred after the Revolution, would soon show the institution’s ability to survive in unfavorable conditions. Now, after more than fifty years of revolutionary experience, the Catholic Church has become the sole internal interlocutor with the regime. The aim of this article is to analyze the process by which t...

  11. Distribución de los cangrejos porcelánidos (Decapoda: Anomura) en la costa de Santiago de Cuba, con la adición de especies para Cuba

    Diez García, Y. L.; Jover Capote, A.

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta la lista de los cangrejos porcelánidos de la costa de Santiago de Cuba, la clave taxonómica para su identificació y los apuntes sobre su distribución batimétrica. Se adicionan cuatro especies a la lista de porcelánidos de las costas cubana (Neopisosoma angustifrons, Petrolisthes marginatus, P. politus, y P. quadratus).

  12. LA DEFORESTACIÓN DEL BOSQUE SIEMPRE VERDE EN SOROA CANDELARIA, ARTEMISA, CUBA THE DEFORESTATION OF THE EVERGREEN FOREST IN SOROA CANDELARIA, ARTEMISA, CUBA

    Seidel González Díaz

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La acción depredadora del hombre ha incidido en la desaparición de especies que identifican al bosque siempre verde. Este artículo demuestra el efecto de la deforestación del bosque en la comunidad de Soroa del municipio Candelaria, Artemisa, Cuba así como las potencialidades existentes en el área para revertir la actual situación, desde una perspectiva económica, social y ambiental. El objetivo es evaluar la incidencia de la proximidad a la comunidad sobre la afectación de las especies del bosque siempre verde en Soroa. Se seleccionaron al azar 20 parcelas en las cuales se contabilizó la abundancia de especies forestales, midiéndose también la distancia hasta la comunidad y el diámetro de árboles y arbustos. Se aplicó la regresión logística binaria para estimar la probabilidad de encontrar una proporción superior al 25% de las especies características de la zona, se calcularon los índices de diversidad y equidad, en los estratos arbóreos y arbustivos que fueron comparados con la aplicación de la prueba de rangos con signos de Wilcoxon. Se formaron así dos grupos, uno en que la distancia desde la comunidad es inferior a 2,5 km y el otro para una distancia mayor o igual a 2,5 km. Se realizó la prueba U de Mann Whitney para comparar los diámetros en los dos grupos, demostrándose con ello que la actividad antrópica es una de las causas que incide en la deforestación del bosque siempre verde del macizo montañoso en Candelaria.The negative man’s action on the forest has impacted in the disappearance of many species that belong to the evergreen forest. The present investigation demonstrate the grade of interference on the forest in the community of Soroa, Candelaria, Artemisa, Cuba and the existent potentialities in the area to revert this situation, from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The objective is to evaluate the influence of the proximity to community in the affectation of species to the

  13. Evaluación de la estrategia de mercadotecnia social del condón en Cuba Evaluation of social marketing strategy for condon in Cuba

    Nery Suárez Lugo

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available La estrategia de mercadotecnia social para promover el uso del condón en la prevención de las ITS/VIH/SIDA pretende lograr el posicionamiento de una idea y una práctica: conducta sexual protegida, con un producto tangible, el condón masculino y debe acompañarse con un algoritmo y metodología de investigación que permita evaluarla. Se presenta la metodología elaborada y puesta a prueba en Cuba en el año 2004, que como investigación de mercados de salud, tiene el objetivo de identificar calidad y disponibilidad de condones, accesibilidad económica y geográfica, uso y barreras, conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas en la población, productores, proveedores y comercializadores. Se trata de un estudio transversal que permite obtener una instantánea de la situación existente en el momento de la toma de información, mediante una encuesta de distribución realizada en los puntos de ventas tradicionales y no tradicionales y la conformación del perfil del consumidor mediante la encuesta, grupos focales y entrevistas a informantes claves de la población joven y grupos de riesgo. Se constató que no se expresa una cultura de calidad sobre el condón en proveedores, distribuidores y comercializadores, que la cantidad de condones ofrecidos no cubre las necesidades y que los jóvenes de menos de 20 años señalaron considerar alto el precio del condón, entre otros resultados. La metodología de evaluación y los instrumentos diseñados y utilizados, permitieron evaluar la estrategia y pueden ser tomados como referencia para otros estudios de esta naturalezaThe social marketing strategy to promote the use of condon for the STI-HIV-AIDS prevention is aimed at fixing the idea of protected sexual behaviour with a tangible product that is the male condon. It should be accompanied with an algorithm and a research methodology allowing its evaluation. This paper presented the methodology and its implementation in Cuba in 2004 which, as a health

  14. The use of the MMPI and MMPI-2 in Cuba: a historical overview from 1950 to the present

    Karina Mendoza Quevedo; James N. Butcher

    2005-01-01

    Una de las primeras innovaciones en la evaluación objetiva en Cuba fue la traducción del MMPI del inglés al español. La traducción a la lengua española fue consecuencia de la relación personal entre el Doctor Starke Hathaway, uno de los autores del MMPI, e Idelfonso Bernal del Riesgo. El MMPI fue usado por numerosos clínicos en Cuba antes de 1959. Con el advenimiento de la revolución, la enseñanza y la práctica de la Psicología experimentaron drásticos cambios, surgiendo una «p...

  15. Tendencia del cambio en el cubrimiento vivo por corales pétreos en los arrecifes coralinos de Cuba

    Alcolado, P.M.; Caballero, H.; Perera, S

    2009-01-01

    Los promedios ponderados de cubrimiento de corales pétreos obtenidos con la información más reciente disponible en Cuba (2003 a 2009) fueron 17,6% para crestas y 13,4% para arrecifes frontales. La tasa de disminución anual promedio del cubrimiento vivo del fondo por corales pétreos para las crestas de arrecifes y para los arrecifes frontales de Cuba fueron muy parecidas, de 1,78%/año y 1,75%/año respectivamente, con un promedio conjunto de 1,76%/año. Este último promedio es algo inferior a lo...

  16. Los inmigrantes en Cuba, de región a nación (1880-1902)

    Ramos Martínez, Jon Ander

    2010-01-01

    Cuba será, junto a Argentina y Uruguay, uno de los destinos elegidos por los emigrantes españoles a lo largo del siglo XIX. En teoría seguía siendo una provincia más, aunque en la práctica distaba mucho de serlo. Esta particularidad hizo que los inmigrantes se asociaran principalmente en base a su procedencia, dando lugar a multitud de asociaciones jurídicamente de carácter regional e incluso local. El año 1898 marcara el fin del sueño: Cuba dejara de ser territorio colonial de España y tras ...

  17. Natural radioactivity in some building materials in Cuba and their contribution to the indoor gamma dose rate

    The natural radioactivity of some building materials commonly used in Cuba was measured by gamma spectrometry. Typical concentrations, so far encountered, are in the ranges: 47 to 2511 Bq.kg-1 for 40 K; 9 to 71 Bq.kg-1 for 226 Ra; and 2 to 38 Bq.kg-1 for 232 Th. The external gamma ray absorbed doses in indoor air, and the corresponding effective dose equivalents in a typical dwelling are presented in this work. (author)

  18. La pesca en Cuba : apuntes para su historia (II) : la pesca desde 1492 hasta 1902 : etapa colonial

    Baisre, J. A.

    1987-01-01

    En la época colonial algunas especies de peces cubanos retienen sus nombres por los cuales eran conocidos por los aborígenes: biajaca, biajaiba, cojinúa, jiguagua, cibí. Aún hoy se designan de igual forma. En esta época aparece la primera obra científica impresa en Cuba, los primeros pueblos pescadores y los primeros científicos.

  19. Qualitative landslide susceptibility assessment by multicriteria analysis : a case study from San Antonio del Sur, Guantánamo, Cuba

    Castellanos Abella, E.A.; Cees J. van Westen

    2009-01-01

    Geomorphological information can be combined with decision-support tools to assess landslide hazard and risk. A heuristic model was applied to a rural municipality in eastern Cuba. The study is based on a terrain mapping units (TMU) map, generated at 1:50,000 scale by interpretation of aerial photos, satellite images and field data. Information describing 603 terrain units was collected in a database. Landslide areas were mapped in detail to classify the different failure types and parts. Thr...

  20. Cuba: exploring the history of admixture and the genetic basis of pigmentation using autosomal and uniparental markers.

    Beatriz Marcheco-Teruel

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available We carried out an admixture analysis of a sample comprising 1,019 individuals from all the provinces of Cuba. We used a panel of 128 autosomal Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMs to estimate the admixture proportions. We also characterized a number of haplogroup diagnostic markers in the mtDNA and Y-chromosome in order to evaluate admixture using uniparental markers. Finally, we analyzed the association of 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs with quantitative estimates of skin pigmentation. In the total sample, the average European, African and Native American contributions as estimated from autosomal AIMs were 72%, 20% and 8%, respectively. The Eastern provinces of Cuba showed relatively higher African and Native American contributions than the Western provinces. In particular, the highest proportion of African ancestry was observed in the provinces of Guantánamo (40% and Santiago de Cuba (39%, and the highest proportion of Native American ancestry in Granma (15%, Holguín (12% and Las Tunas (12%. We found evidence of substantial population stratification in the current Cuban population, emphasizing the need to control for the effects of population stratification in association studies including individuals from Cuba. The results of the analyses of uniparental markers were concordant with those observed in the autosomes. These geographic patterns in admixture proportions are fully consistent with historical and archaeological information. Additionally, we identified a sex-biased pattern in the process of gene flow, with a substantially higher European contribution from the paternal side, and higher Native American and African contributions from the maternal side. This sex-biased contribution was particularly evident for Native American ancestry. Finally, we observed that SNPs located in the genes SLC24A5 and SLC45A2 are strongly associated with melanin levels in the sample.

  1. Situación actual de los recursos pesqueros del Archipiélago Sabana-Camagüey, Cuba

    Claro, R.; García Arteaga, J.P.; Gobert, B.; Cantelar Ramos, K.; Valle Gómez, S.V.; Pina Amargos, F.

    2004-01-01

    The main objectives of the present study were to describe the historical development of finfish fisheries in the Archipelago Sabana-Camagüey and adjacent northeast region (Cuba), and to assess the current status of fisheries resources. Species and size composition of trawl, trap, and gillnet catches were surveyed, fisheries statistics from fishing enterprises of the area were analysed, and experienced fishermen were interviewed. The historical evolution of catches and changes in fishing effo...

  2. Cuba: exploring the history of admixture and the genetic basis of pigmentation using autosomal and uniparental markers.

    Marcheco-Teruel, Beatriz; Parra, Esteban J; Fuentes-Smith, Evelyn; Salas, Antonio; Buttenschøn, Henriette N; Demontis, Ditte; Torres-Español, María; Marín-Padrón, Lilia C; Gómez-Cabezas, Enrique J; Alvarez-Iglesias, Vanesa; Mosquera-Miguel, Ana; Martínez-Fuentes, Antonio; Carracedo, Angel; Børglum, Anders D; Mors, Ole

    2014-07-01

    We carried out an admixture analysis of a sample comprising 1,019 individuals from all the provinces of Cuba. We used a panel of 128 autosomal Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMs) to estimate the admixture proportions. We also characterized a number of haplogroup diagnostic markers in the mtDNA and Y-chromosome in order to evaluate admixture using uniparental markers. Finally, we analyzed the association of 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with quantitative estimates of skin pigmentation. In the total sample, the average European, African and Native American contributions as estimated from autosomal AIMs were 72%, 20% and 8%, respectively. The Eastern provinces of Cuba showed relatively higher African and Native American contributions than the Western provinces. In particular, the highest proportion of African ancestry was observed in the provinces of Guantánamo (40%) and Santiago de Cuba (39%), and the highest proportion of Native American ancestry in Granma (15%), Holguín (12%) and Las Tunas (12%). We found evidence of substantial population stratification in the current Cuban population, emphasizing the need to control for the effects of population stratification in association studies including individuals from Cuba. The results of the analyses of uniparental markers were concordant with those observed in the autosomes. These geographic patterns in admixture proportions are fully consistent with historical and archaeological information. Additionally, we identified a sex-biased pattern in the process of gene flow, with a substantially higher European contribution from the paternal side, and higher Native American and African contributions from the maternal side. This sex-biased contribution was particularly evident for Native American ancestry. Finally, we observed that SNPs located in the genes SLC24A5 and SLC45A2 are strongly associated with melanin levels in the sample. PMID:25058410

  3. Narcolepsy with cataplexy after A/H1N1 vaccination – A case reported from Cuba

    Mesa, Yaimi Rosales; Meira e Cruz, Miguel Gonçalves

    2014-01-01

    Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a rare sleep disorder with a neurological basis which has been recently linked to H1N1 vaccination either in children or adults. Cases from Europe, United States and Brasil were registered. Authors describe a case report of a 15 years old boy who developed narcolepsy with cataplexy after H1N1 vaccination in Havana. As far as it is concerned this is the first case reported from Cuba.

  4. CONTRIBUCIÓN A LA SOBERANÍA ALIMENTARIA DE LA AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

    Daniel Rafael Vuelta-Lorenzo; Miriela Rizo-Mustelier; Lilian Bárbara Molina-Lores; Tatiana Bell-Mesa

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajotiene por objetivo la descripción y análisis de losprocesos que median en el desarrollo de la Agricultura Familiar en elmunicipioSantiago de Cuba. Se hace referencia alosresultadospositivos y negativos que ha tenido dicho municipio. Aunque el saldogeneral es positivo, se revelan tendencias negativas que limitansuspotencialidades. Se exponeun conjunto de reflexiones y análisis queexplicanla necesidad de continuar p...

  5. Womens' opinions on antenatal care in developing countries: results of a study in Cuba, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Argentina

    Farnot Ubaldo; Carroli Guillermo; Ba'aqeel Hassan; Al-Mazrou Yagob; Garcia Jo; Villar José; Al-Osimy Muneera; Rojas Georgina; Romero Mariana; Kuchaisit Chusri; Langer Ana; Nigenda Gustavo; Lumbiganon Pisake; Belizán José; Bergsjo Per

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background The results of a qualitative study carried out in four developing countries (Cuba, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Argentina) are presented. The study was conducted in the context of a randomised controlled trial to test the benefits of a new antenatal care protocol that reduced the number of visits to the doctor, rationalised the application of technology, and improved the provision of information to women in relation to the traditional protocol applied in each country. Method...

  6. Falta Petroleo! Perspectives on the emergence of a more ecological farming and food system in post-crisis Cuba

    Wright, J.

    2005-01-01

    Keywords: ecological / organic / agriculture / transition / farming systems / co-operatives / Cuba / food security / food system / institutional learning / crisis / rural livelihoods / coping strategies / localisationThis research takes as its case for analysis the nationwide change to a more self-reliant agricultural production and food sector inCubaat the end of the 1990s, almost a decade after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc of theUSSRandEastern Europe. Understanding the Cuban experience i...

  7. Public hospital management in times of crisis: lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996-2008) (Reprinted from Health Policy, 2010)

    De Vos, Pol; Ordúñez-García, Pedro; Santos-Peña, Moisés; Van der Stuyft, Patrick

    2010-01-01

    Cuba's public health system is well known for its integrated first line services based on family medicine. Less publicized is the country's experience in public hospital management. After a harsh economic crisis in the first half of the 1990s had brought the Cienfuegos hospital near to collapse, from 1996 onwards the hospital management team took advantage of the incipient economic recovery to launch an ambitious recovery process. This article reconstructs this endeavor, based on annual hospi...

  8. The use of ISSR markers for species determination and a genetic study of the invasive lionfish in Guanahacabibes, Cuba

    Elizabeth Labastida; Dorka Cobián; Yann Hénaut; María del Carmen García-Rivas; Pedro P Chevalier; Salima Machkour-M’Rabet

    2015-01-01

    The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) and devil fire-fish (Pterois miles) are invasive species that pose a threat to the biodiversity and stability of coral reefs in the Western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Species identification of lionfish is uncertain in some parts of Cuba, and research has mainly been focused on their biology and ecology. The principal aim of this study was to determine highly polymorphic markers (Inter Simple Sequence Repeat, ISSR) that could be used in rese...

  9. The use of ISSR markers for species determination and a genetic study of the invasive lionfish in Guanahacabibes, Cuba

    Elizabeth Labastida

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The red lionfish (Pterois volitans and devil fire-fish (Pterois miles are invasive species that pose a threat to the biodiversity and stability of coral reefs in the Western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Species identification of lionfish is uncertain in some parts of Cuba, and research has mainly been focused on their biology and ecology. The principal aim of this study was to determine highly polymorphic markers (Inter Simple Sequence Repeat, ISSR that could be used in research on lionfish population genetics in addition to confirming the presence of Pterois species in the Guanahacabibes National Park. The genetic profile or "fingerprint" of individuals collected in Mexico, formally identified as P. volitans, was compared with the genetic profile of specimens from Cuba. There were very few "diagnostic bands" and a high number of "common bands", demonstrating that the same species exists in both countries. Furthermore, Nei's genetic distance and the unrooted tree do not show significant differences between both localities. In light of these results, we can confirm the presence of P. volitans in the Guanahacabibes National Park, Cuba. This study demonstrates the functionality of ISSR as a molecular tool for species identification and their application for genetic population studies of this invasive fish species.

  10. La Transición hacia el Trabajo Libre en Cuba, 1870 - 1886

    Camillia Cowling

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the role of women of colour in Cuba's transition to free labour (1870 - 1886. It was found that a significant majority of petitions for freedom or for amelioration of the conditions of slavery was made by women. Women had a major, and specific, role to play in resisting slavery. This is attributed to various factors Women's responsibility for their own families meant that they had a vested interest in manipulating the legal system in order to free their children or relatives, or ameliorate their conditions. Many female slaves were also involved, due to their role as domestics, in the white family and household. Women of color thus had a role in the crossing of boundaries. This sometimes extended to sexual relations with white men and to their part in transmitting Afro-Cuban culture. The language lased in appeals shows not only that, women had a different material position within the slave system, but that their discursive positioning was different also. The system spoke primarily to the subjugation of black males by whites, leaving women in an ambiguous position which sometimes worked to their advantage.The fact that women of colour have largely been omitted from the writing of Cuban history means that these kinds of issues have not been examined in the Cuban context. An approach which includes both race and gender perspectives may lead us substantially to rethink Cuban history in this period.//Este artículo examina el rol de las mujeres de color en la transición de Cuba al trabajo libre (1870-1886. Se encontró que una cantidad significativa de las peticiones de libertad y de mejoramiento de las condiciones de esclavitud fueron hechas por mujeres. Las mujeres tenían un papel específico que jugar dentro de la resistencia a la esclavitud. Esto se atribuye a varis factores; la responsabilidad de las mujeres en sus respectivas familias significa que tenían un interés particular en librar a sus hijos y parientes de la

  11. Primer reporte de empleo de marcadores AFLP en Asteraceae en Cuba

    Grecia Montalvo Fernández

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Título en ingles: First report of the employment of AFLP markers in Asteraceae in Cuba. Resumen: Rhodogeron coronopifolius Griseb., es una especie vegetal de la familia Asteraceae, que se encuentra en peligro crítico de extinción. Es endémico de la provincia Villa Clara en la región central de Cuba. Habita en el matorral xeromorfo sub espinoso sobre serpentina. Existen solo cinco poblaciones naturales dentro de un área protegida, la principal causa de amenaza es la fragmentación de su hábitat por acciones antrópicas. Debido a su situación de conservación, se hace necesario realizar estudios de la diversidad genética de las poblaciones naturales para así generar información básica y diseñar una estrategia de conservación. El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar de manera preliminar la diversidad genética de cuatro poblaciones de esta especie utilizando marcadores AFLP (Polimorfismo de Longitud de Fragmentos Amplificados. Se emplearon dos combinaciones de iniciadores y se evaluó el porcentaje de polimorfismo así como la similitud entre los individuos.  Se obtuvieron 165 loci de los cuales el 78,7 % fueron polimórficos. La población de mayor polimorfismo fue Corojito con 85,2%, de manera general el polimorfismo fue alto con valores entre 75 y  87%. La similitud entre los individuos también fue alta con un promedio de 0,74. El agrupamiento genético fue independiente a la población de procedencia, lo que sugiere que existe intercambio genético entre las poblaciones y que estas comparten más del 80 % de los alelos que fueron analizados. Los resultados obtenidos son importantes para el mantenimiento in situ de la especie y para tomar decisiones en aras de su conservación. Palabras clave: Rhodogeron coronopifolius, peligro de extinción, polimorfismo, conservación. Abstract: Rhodogeron coronopifolius Griseb., is a specie of Asteraceae family, in critical danger of extinction. It is an endemic of Villa Clara city in the

  12. Estilos del arte rupestre en Cuba. Una nueva interpretación

    Gerardo Izquierdo Díaz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A partir del hallazgo de una cueva con pictografías en Isla de Pinos, en 1922, fecha anterior al descubrimiento de la caverna con dibujos rupestres de Lascoux, en Francia, se desató una fiebre por el estudio de esas célebres pinturas parietales entre arqueólogos y estudiosos de la historia y la cultura cubanas. Un alto nivel abstraccional de los pictogramas de la cueva no 1 de Punta del Este en Isla de Pinos, aparentemente no coincidente con la cultura a que aparecen asociados los dibujos, planteó un enigma acerca del Arte rupestre de los aborígenes del País que ha llegado indemne prácticamente hasta el presente. Estudios precedentes de destacadas personalidades de la ciencia han permitido, gracias a su sistematicidad, una base de datos que es utilizada por los autores del presente trabajo para una contrastación de las tendencias de desarrollo del arte rupestre en Cuba mediante métodos computarizados.Los conceptos propios de la pintura y el arte plástico en general, en el estudio de estas manifestaciones en el País, son reenfocados con criterios homogéneos y el rigor científico necesario. Igualmente las referencias al nivel de desarrollo sociocultural de las comunidades aborígenes que se han supuesto sus autores, requirieron de un tratamiento especial de acuerdo con los conocimientos más actualizados sobre la arqueología en el momento de la realización del estudio; todo ello con el fin de deslindar objetivamente los endebles nexos entre autor y obra propios del arte rupestre. Los análisis desarrollados posibilitaron comprobar que los conceptos de figuración y abstracción en las comunidades aborígenes de Cuba concuerdan con las distintas fases de los procesos de “neolitización” en que aquellas se encontraban; y Punta del Este en Isla de Pinos es un caso particular que, no obstante, se enmarca coherentemente en un proceso de esta naturaleza. Pudo constatarse, asimismo, que la relación de las cuevas con su entorno influy

  13. COMPORTAMIENTO DE LAS REACCIONES ADVERSAS A MEDICAMENTOS EN CUBA. AÑO 2007

    Ashley Chao Cardeso

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La farmacovigilancia es una actividad de salud pública destinada a la identificación, evaluación y prevención de los riesgos asociados a los medicamentos una vez comercializados. En Cuba existe un sistema de Farmacovigilancia con una tasa elevada de reporte de efectos adversos por medicamentos (7000 a 10 000 casos anuales. Desarrollo. Se realizó un estudio farmacovigilancia, descriptivo, transversal y retrospectivo, que utilizo la Metodología y Procedimientos de Trabajo de la Unidad Coordinadora Nacional de Farmacovigilancia, donde se analizaron todos los reportes de RAM llegados a la unidad durante el 2007 procedentes de todo el país. Resultados: Se analizaron 6928 notificaciones de reacciones adversas medicamentosas (RAM, notificándose 12963 RAM a razón de 1.9 RAM por notificación, de ellas 4251 fueron reacciones importantes (61.3% según criterios establecidos por la unidad coordinadora nacional de farmacovigilancia de Cuba. Los sistemas de órganos más afectados durante el año fueron piel y anejos (1774, 25.6% seguido del tracto gastrointestinal (1438, 20.7%. Entre los fármacos con mayor numero de reportes se encontró captopril (418/6.03%, el ibuprofeno 289 / 4.2% y ciprofloxacina 259/3.7%. Predominaron las RAM probables (68.7% y moderadas 47.1% y las más frecuentes fueron erupción cutánea, vómitos y fiebre. Entre las asociaciones fármaco - RAM muy importantes y con baja frecuencia de aparición se reportaron en total unas 2953 (35.9% en el año, de ellas el 9.1% fueron reacciones no descritas en la literatura revisada. Conclusiones: se detectaron entre una o dos reacciones adversas a medicamentos por cada notificación realizada. Dejando claro la importancia en la selección de los medicamentos y su uso racional. Los fármacos más asociados a las reacciones adversas notificadas fueron captopril, ciprofloxacina e ibuprofeno, la piel y el sistema digestivo fueron los sistemas más afectados y las reacciones

  14. Applicability assessment of concrete with recycled coarse aggregates in Havana, Cuba

    Pavón, E.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The recent viability studies carried out in Havana, Cuba, according to natural or recycled aggregates, exhibited high volume production of construction and demolition waste (CDW. The last well-known data of concrete waste generation reached to 1800 m3/month. This situation, together with the depletion of the quarry aggregates closed to the capital, requires the use of such debris as aggregate for concrete production. In this work, four origin recycled concrete aggregates (RCA were produced and characterized. Recycled aggregate concrete with 25%, 50% and 100% of RCA and 0.45, 0.50 and 0.55 of water-cement ratio were produced. Physical, mechanical and durabilidty properties of thoses concretes were determined and evaluated, and their applicability as structural material in different aggressive environments according to Cuban normative was defined.Los estudios de viabilidad realizados recientemente en La Habana, Cuba muestran elevadas cifras de producción de residuos de construcción y demolición (RCD. Los últimos datos conocidos de generación de escombros de hormigón alcanzan valores cercanos a los 1800m3/mensual. Esta situación unida al agotamiento de los áridos en las zonas cercanas a la capital hace necesaria la utilización de estos escombros como áridos en la fabricación de hormigones. En el trabajo realizado se trituraron escombros de hormigón de cuatro orígenes diferentes, después de su caracterización se fabricaron hormigones con 25%, 50% y 100% de árido reciclado y con relaciones agua-cemento de 0.45, 0.50 y 0.55. A partir de la evaluación de las propiedades físico-mecánicas y de durabilidad obtenidas por los hormigones reciclados, se define la aplicabilidad de los mismos como hormigón estructural para ser utilizados en los diferentes tipos de ambientes de agresividad que tiene definido la normativa cubana.

  15. Design of the network for the radiological control in the recycling of metal scrap in Cuba

    Full text: During the last six years, the Centre of Protection and Hygiene of the Radiations (CPHR) has given answer to the problem about the presence of radioactive materials in the scrap which is exported in Cuba. The service of radioactivity measurement in scraps has reduced the risks of the occurrence of this type of events in the main import and export enterprises in Cuba. This has been carried out using few resources, a properly qualified staff and a laboratory credited by the norm ISO 17025:00. There is not the same control in the enterprises that manipulate and process metallic scrap inside the country. With the objective of extending the radiological control of the metallic scrap to the whole country, a monitoring network was designed. The design was based on the experience accumulated during the years of service to the import and export enterprises. First, It was defined the most vulnerable points in the whole recycle chain for each province, prioritizing the scrap melting plants and the longest scrap yards. All possible scenarios were identified, a quality system was also designed and implemented and a course of Radiological Protection oriented to the metallurgist technicians who are linked with the performance of this practice was elaborated. The monitoring has two phases. First, the measurements are carried out in the measurement points in each province and the transmissions of the data related to the monitored scrap loads are sent to the CPHR. The second phase is the confection of the Declaration of Conformity at the CPHR. This declaration certifies that this scrap may be processed. For the operation of this network, two software were developed and are currently used. One of them allows the control of the information in monitoring point and sends the necessary data to CPHR for the confection of the Declaration of Conformity. The other controls all the information received from the monitoring points and generates the Declaration of Conformity

  16. Preliminary results of a national quality audit programme in radiotherapy services in Cuba

    The current state of radiotherapy in Cuba has allowed to pass to a superior stage in the process of quality assurance, the establishment of a National Quality Audit Program (PNAC). The National Control Center for Medical Devices, as national regulator entity for the control and supervision of the medical devices of the National Health System, is responsible for the implementation of this program. This paper presents the preliminary results of the execution of the PNAC in teletherapy services with isotopic units of 60Co. The audits were carried out according to the methodology settled down in the normalized procedure of operation of the PNAC. The physical aspects related with the treatment were audited, such as: the installation and unit's safety, mechanical and dosimetric aspects of the treatment unit and organizational aspects of the institution quality assurance program. Also carried out, in the clinical aspect, verifications of cases type planned by the qualified personnel of the service. The results corresponding to the determination of the reference dose for each institution were compared with those obtained in a postal audit with the International Atomic Energy Agency. These first audits allowed to evaluate the performance of the institutions' program of quality assurance and a feedback for the setting about to the PNAC. (author)

  17. Experiences in the transport of radiopharmaceuticals and labelled compounds in the last decade in Cuba

    The Center of Isotopes (CENTIS) it is the main transport entity of radioactive materials of the Republic of Cuba in whose activity almost accumulates a decade. Its are executed the design, the production, the maintenance and/or repair of the packings, as well as the preparation, remission, charges, transporting (including the in traffic storage), it discharges and reception in the final destination, of the remittances. Presently work the results of the implementation of the radiological safety and quality assurance programs developed for the safe transport of radioactive bulks and the experiences in the design and essay of bulks type A are shown. The postulated radiological events are evaluated. Three courses of 10 school hours each one, they are imparted, with theoretical and practical exams. The maximum, minimum and average values of the annual effective doses of the workers and the collective doses per year are reported, for the period 1996-2005. It is guaranteed the administrative control and the traceability of the bundles. (Author)

  18. Medicinal plant reported with adverse reactions in Cuba: potential interactions with conventional drugs

    Ioanna Martínez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Context: Herbal drugs are a mixture of active compounds and the chemical complexity of each formulation increase with the possibility of interactions between them and conventional drugs. Many mechanisms are implicated in the interactions; scientific community has dedicated the attentions to enzymes as P-gp and CYP450. Aims: To investigate in the literature the principal plants with suspicions of adverse reactions in Cuba and their potential interactions with conventional drugs. Methods: PubMed was the database used as source of information until February 2014. Key words: Herb-Drug, Drug-Plant, Herbal–Drug, Interactions with scientific names of plants was used. Information was structured and analysed with EndNote X4. Analysis and integration of the information: Allium sativum L. (garlic was the plant with the high number of studies related with CYP450 and P-gp. Plants with great demand as Morinda citrifolia L. (noni, Psidium guajava L. (guayaba, Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger and Eucalyptus spp. (eucalyptus have a very small number of studies. The professionals of the health should keep in mind the possibility of interactions between herbal products and conventional drugs to increase the effectiveness of phytotherapy. Conclusions: It is necessary enhance reports and investigations and to put to disposition of the system of health information on the interactions of plants and to stimulate the investigation that offers information for the rational use of our medicinal plants.

  19. Cuba's Salgen: a provincial informatics network for genetic services to pregnant women and newborns.

    Rodríguez-Vázquez, Miguel; Pérez, Rubén; Valero, Damicel; Santiago, Darío G

    2014-01-01

    The Sancti Spíritus Provincial Medical Genetics Network has been using the Salgen IT platform since 2009 for health care, administrative and research activities concerning pregnant mothers and newborns. The network uses the national Infomed backbone to provide real-time connection between community-based polyclinics in primary health care and the Provincial Medical Genetics Reference Center. The platform has records for 23,025 pregnant women and sequential clinical data on genetic risk assessment in early pregnancy, first trimester ultrasound, sickle cell anemia screening, alpha-fetoprotein levels, cytogenetic antenatal diagnosis, second trimester ultrasound, delivery and newborn characteristics, neonatal metabolic screening, and infant clinical assessment. The system makes health care results immediately available and provides health alerts to enable timely preventive care for pregnant women. It also provides guidelines for processes and practices, and streamlines administrative and monitoring activities through statistical reports. The database generates indicators for assessing fetal growth and applies international standards for antenatal ultrasound quality control. Salgen provides a new source of information for medical research and knowledge management, and its use in this case fulfills Cuba's criteria for an integrated health services network. PMID:25208122

  20. CATYCLIA «FREE THE FIVE». PRIMER CULTIVAR DE ORQUÍDEA EPIFITA OBTENIDO EN CUBA

    Lorenzo Suárez Guerra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Según la Lista de Sander´s, dirigida por la Sociedad Hortícola Real, responsable del registro de orquídeas híbridas, existen más de 10 000 híbridos registrados en el mundo. En Cuba se cuenta con más de trescientas veinte especies nativas y autóctonas y un solo híbrido de orquídea Spathoglottis «Bella Lorena». En este trabajo se presentan las características principales de un nuevo cultivar de orquídea epifita, obtenido por el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA, provincia Mayabeque. Catyclia «Free the Five», es el resultado de la polinización manual cruzada realizada en mayo de 2003, entre Cattleya leuddemanniana y Encyclia phoenicea, las semillas híbridas fueron germinadas mediante el cultivo in vitro y lasprimeras plantas comenzaron a florecer en julio del 2010 después de siete años de cultivo. Actualmente se encuentra publicado en Orchids Review Supplement 119 (1293: marzo 2011.

  1. Seasonal variations in antibiotic resistance gene transport in the Almendares River, Havana, Cuba

    Charles W Knapp

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Numerous studies have quantified antibiotic resistance genes (ARG in rivers and streams around the world, and significant relationships have been shown that relate different pollutant outputs and increased local ARG levels. However, most studies have not considered ambient flow conditions, which can vary dramatically especially in tropical countries. Here, ARG were quantified in water-column and sediment samples during the dry-and wet-seasons to assess how seasonal and other factors influence ARG transport down the Almendares River (Havana, Cuba. Eight locations were sampled and stream flow estimated during both seasons; qPCR was used to quantify four tetracycline, two erythromycin, and three beta-lactam resistance genes. ARG concentrations were higher in wet-season versus dry-season samples, which combined with higher flows, indicated greater ARG transport downstream during the wet season. Water-column ARG levels were more spatially variable in the dry-season than the wet-season, with the proximity of waste outfalls strongly influencing local ARG levels. Results confirm that dry-season sampling provides a useful picture of the impact of individual waste inputs on local stream ARG levels, whereas, the majority of ARGs in this tropical river were transported downstream during the wet season, possibly due to re-entrainment of ARG from sediments.

  2. Ascensão e queda do pacto populista em Cuba, 1934-1959

    Gillian McGillivray

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O regime que pôs fim aos "100 dias de reforma" em Cuba é rotulado com frequência como "contrarrevolução" quando, na verdade, a expressão mais apropriada seria a de "populismo autoritário". O novo regime não reverteu a Revolução de 1933; muito pelo contrário, suas lideranças valeram-se da violência combinada com reformas revolucionárias como forma de incorporar, de maneira compulsória, um número cada vez maior de pessoas em um novo e ampliado sistema estatal de liderança. Fulgencio Batista recebeu o apoio de parte da classe trabalhadora ao longo do período democrático que vigorou durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, mas o anticomunismo da Guerra Fria desestabilizou seu regime, esvaziando o populismo cubano de grande parte da sua substância.

  3. Interrelation between results of individual dosimetric control and regulatory control in Cuba

    The increasing use of various applications of ionizing radiation in Cuba made it necessary to create a harmonic system of facilities that guarantees the radiological safety of radiation workers, the public and the environment. Therefore, in 1985 a Centre of Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) was created. Thereafter, in 1991, the regulatory function and the inspection of radiological and nuclear safety was assigned to the National Centre of Nuclear Safety. The introduction of this service has provided the regulatory body with a tool to control the existing situation with respect to registration and licensing. The results of the service in the period 1994-1996 and a comparison with previous years are given. The results obtained reflect that the system of supervision in general has guaranteed keeping levels of doses low. The dose values registered demonstrate the possibility to establish in the country as a does limit an annual average dose limit of 20 mSv which might rise to but shall on no account exceed 50 mSv per year without the need for costly investment and based on organizational measures

  4. Revolutionizing gender: Mariela Castro MS, director, National Sex Education Center, Cuba. Interview by Gail Reed.

    Castro, Mariela

    2012-04-01

    Medicine, social conditions, culture and politics are inextricably bound as determinants of health and wellbeing. In Cuba, perhaps this is nowhere more evident than in the arduous struggle to consider non-discriminatory analysis of gender-sensitive components as fundamental to population health, medical practice and research; national policy; and above all, public consciousness. Among the standard-bearers of this cause is Mariela Castro, psychologist and educator with a master's degree in sexuality, who directs the National Sex Education Center (CENESEX), its journal Sexologia y Sociedad, and the National Commission for Comprehensive Attention to Transsexual People. The Center's work is at the vortex of national polemics on sexuality, approaches to sex education and health, and respect for the human rights of people of differing sexual orientations and gender identities. The daughter of President Raúl Castro and the late Vilma Espín--who, as founder and leader of the Federation of Cuban Women, pioneered the defense of both women and homosexuals--Mariela Castro nevertheless speaks with her own voice in national as well as international debates. MEDICC Review talked with her about the range of issues that link gender to WHO's broad definition of health as the highest level of physical and mental wellbeing. PMID:22580546

  5. Analysis of the availability of biomass in Cuba with energy ends

    The sugar Power stations commonly are endowed with an area water heater energetics with I upset generators to burn biomass and to generate electricity, alone that make it in the period of harvest, the trash that generate in its industrial process for electricity to be self-sufficient in burning. For to continue generating the whole year is necessary the supply of other solid fuels (biomasses not sugar). In this case the supply of marabou biomass with more caloric power and smaller content of humidity that the trash, converts it in a more efficient fuel in this industry. This project opens a road for the use of more than 900.000 hectares today infested by marabou, some will be been able to use again, after more than disabled 25 years, for the agricultural production and others will be able to be reforested with energy forests that allow the sustainable of the project. These studies are guided to contribute to the increment and sustainable of the security electro-energetics in Cuba, facilitating the environmental recovery and the agricultural use of the floors, facilitating the adoption of systems that achieve an in agreement generation with the strategy approved in the principles of the Energy Revolution and proposal in the limits of the 6. Congress of Party. (author)

  6. Energy requirements and physical activity level of active elderly people in rural areas of cuba

    Obesity and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) are common in the Third Age and increasing in Cuba. Among the life-style changes associated with increased prevalence of obesity and its related disorders, diet and activity patterns are prime candidates. The transition to this life-style model may induce a decrease in the energy needs. There is an urgent need for tools which have been validated for measuring diet and physical activity in nutritional studies in the developing world, but also a more urgent need for reference values for the total energy requirements of healthy elderly people. Regular physical activity reduces the likelihood to develop diseases that characterise the metabolic cardiovascular syndrome. Previous studies done in Havana showed values of physical activity level (PAL) which are lower than the reported for elderly subjects. Elderly people living in rural areas use to have physical activity levels which differ from the observed in urban areas. With the purpose of estimating the energy requirements, a group of 40 apparently healthy people older than 60 years of age living in a rural mountain community will be submitted to a medical, epidemiological, dietary, anthropometric and insulin resistance study. Physical activity will be determined by questionnaire and by the calculation of the PAL from the basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total energy expenditure (TEE) measured with the doubly-labelled water method (DLW). Associations with the prevalence of insulin resistance and obesity will be assessed. (author)

  7. Metrological legal frame in the field of the photon dosimetry of radiotherapy in Cuba

    The Clinical Dosimetry in the planning of the doses to administer to patients under radiant treatment is of great importance. At the moment the clinical dosemeters its are manufactured with a high technology but errors of production or manipulation cannot be discarded that lead to errors in this planning. It also exists, a group of metrological and of operation parameters that are not checked in a routine calibration, and for those that are checked, legal base that restricts its use in cases of bad operation doesn't exist. This motivated to the Cuban standard elaboration NC 352:2005, for the verification of reference dosemeters of radiotherapy, process that trafficked for an exhaustive search and study of standards and international technical reports, selecting as base document, the standard IEC 60731:1997, for essays of approval of model of clinical dosemeters used in radiotherapy. The present article shows the main technical aspects considered and the requirements and verification methods for the declaration of aptitude of the dosemeters. This document constitutes the scientific base for the implementation from a verification service to national level and an important contribution to the standardization of the metrology of ionizing radiations of Cuba. (Author)

  8. Evaluation of prognostic and predictive factors in breast cancer in Cuba. Its role in personalized therapy

    The identification of prognostic and predictive factors in breast cancer has allowed applying personalized therapeutic programs without achieving, still, the individualization for all patients. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of estrogen receptors, progesterone and HER2 along with the expression of the EGFR1 and ganglioside NglicolilGM3. 1509 patients found the frequency of expression of the aforementioned receivers, which were correlated with the morphological and General variables. It was compared the AcM recognition ior egf/r3 with a game of diagnosis - shopping, and the AcM 14F7 vitro tissue fresh and included in paraffin and in vivo labelled with 99mTc. It was obtained the frequency in Cuba of these prognostic and prediction markers of response, noting her hormone dependence of tumor associated with less aggressive features. The AcM 14F7 showed a broad recognition that was not correlated with prognostic factors, but was able to detect live in primary breast tumors. The ior egf/r3 exhibited 100% specificity and positive predictive value, as well as a sensitivity and negative predictive value of 68 and 73% respectively. The recognition of the AcM 14F7 and ior egf/r3 opens a new possibility of therapeutic directed against these targets for breast cancer (author)

  9. Basis for the photoidentification of zebras (Equus burchellii in the National Zoological Garden of Cuba

    Ernesto Testé Lozano

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Variability in facial strip patterns in zebras aloud its individualization. This is the basis for photo identification techniques that substitute traditional marking methods that can be expensive and traumatic. Current paper present an identification key of Equus burchelli captive in the National Zoological Garden of Cuba using left side pictures of their faces. Region of interest was limited by axes traced from posterior mouth edge, the eye and the lower base of neck. Strips crossing each ax were counted building a numerical code for each individual. The 68 % of captive zebras (54 individuals were photo identified. A group of 12 individuals had a code completely different from others, identifying each one. Remaining individuals could be grouped by similar codes, resulting in 11 pairs, and four groups of three, four, five and six individuals each. Every individual was characterized by the occurrence of spots, truncated strips, bridges between vertical stripes, periorbital bands, and bifurcated stripes. With all this characters a visual identification key was developed.

  10. First study of airborne particulate pollution using PIXE analysis in Habana city, Cuba

    The present work reports the results of a first study of elemental composition in airborne particulate matter (fine and coarse) collected at the Municipality of Centro Habana, Havana City, Cuba, using the PIXE technique. At present, there is not any information available about element contents in airborne particulate from this region. A five months sampling campaign was carried out, collecting the samples under an air flux of 20 l/min with a Gent SFU Sampler equipped with a system which allows the aerosol collection in both size fractions simultaneously. A total of 144 aerosol samples were collected. For the PIXE analysis, the samples were irradiated by 2.0 MeV energy protons from a 2 MV Tandetron Accelerator. A total of 14 elements (S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br and Pb) were consistently detected with minimum detection limits from 1 ng/m3 to 10 ng/m3 for most of the elements. Enrichment factors were also calculated for both fractions in order to identify the natural and anthropogenic group of elements. The quantitative results obtained have revealed important information that has been used in a first attempt to understand and to characterize the atmospheric pollution of this area. (author)

  11. Evaluation of radiation packages type A from the center of isotopes in Cuba

    The Isotope Center (CENTIS) of the Republic of Cuba makes the transportation of its products mainly in packaged type A. To undertake the design of packages, packaging components from 6 producing firms (including those found Amersham, CISBIO and IZOTOP) are studied. From the applicable regulations, security features and requirements are established as well as the technical characteristics of the packaging components. This study evaluated according each radioisotope, product and specific activity, high activity that can be included in a Type A package with the limitation that the dose rate on their surfaces is less than or equal to 2 mSv/h. In addition, each package is characterized taking into account the value of the maximum dose rate at maximum contact and the transport index for the day of transport. For this, the Microshield code using version 5.0.3. The dose rate in contact with the package of 90Y is calculated using the Monte Carlo code MCNPX version 2.6.0. The maximum possible activity values are obtained for each shielding transport radionuclides CENTIS produced, namely 131I, 125I, 32P, 99Mo/99mTc, 99mTc, 188Re and 90Y and 69 radioactive packages type A are evaluated

  12. Mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito en Bayamo, Cuba 2011

    Arlines Piña-Tornés

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito en Bayamo, Cuba, en el año 2011 se realizó una revisión de los pacientes lesionados y fallecidos a causa de accidentes de tránsito, registrados en Hospital Carlos M. de Céspedes. Se atendieron en emergencias 1365 lesionados, predominando el grupo etario de 25 a 44 años con 372 pacientes (27,3%, y el sexo masculino con 1071 (78,5%. Fallecieron 46 personas, en su mayoría del mismo grupo de edad y de sexo masculino. Los traumatismos múltiples (52,6% y cráneofaciales (34,2% fueron las localizaciones predominantes. Se destacaron los atropellos por vehículo de motor con mortalidad del 26,3%. En conclusión, la mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito predomina en adultos jóvenes masculinos; cuyas consecuencias fatales son debido a traumatismos múltiples por atropellos.

  13. Colombia and Cuba, contrasting models in Latin America's health sector reform.

    De Vos, Pol; De Ceukelaire, Wim; Van der Stuyft, Patrick

    2006-10-01

    Latin American national health systems were drastically overhauled by the health sector reforms the 1990s. Governments were urged by donors and by the international financial institutions to make major institutional changes, including the separation of purchaser and provider functions and privatization. This article first analyses a striking paradox of the far-reaching reform measures: contrary to what is imposed on public health services, after privatization purchaser and provider functions are reunited. Then we compare two contrasting examples: Colombia, which is internationally promoted as a successful--and radical--example of 'market-oriented' health care reform, and Cuba, which followed a highly 'conservative' path to adapt its public system to the new conditions since the 1990s, going against the model of the international institutions. The Colombian reform has not been able to materialize its promises of universality, improved equity, efficiency and better quality, while Cuban health care remains free, accessible for everybody and of good quality. Finally, we argue that the basic premises of the ongoing health sector reforms in Latin America are not based on the people's needs, but are strongly influenced by the needs of foreign--especially North American--corporations. However, an alternative model of health sector reform, such as the Cuban one, can probably not be pursued without fundamental changes in the economic and political foundations of Latin American societies. PMID:17002735

  14. Establishment of the Auditing National Service of quality to the instrumentation of Nuclear medicine in Cuba

    Next to the vertiginous development of the technology in the Nuclear Medicine field, the possibility of early diagnosis of pathological processes without anatomical alterations, as well as its application with therapeutic purposes in the cancer treatment has grown. To assure a diagnosis and adapted therapy, it is vital to establish quality guarantee programs to the instrumentation. The State Medical Equipment Control Center (CCEEM), as regulator organ attributed to the Public Health Ministry of Cuba, it has licensed the Service of Quality Audits to the Nuclear medicine services, fulfilling all the technical and legal requirements to such effect. As base of these, the National Protocol for the Quality Control of the Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine has been implemented, put out in vigour 2 national regulations, and an inter-institutional and multidisciplinary auditor equipment has been licensed. The different followed steps, as well as the realization of the first quality audits, its show not only a better execution of the tests and bigger professionalism of the involved specialists, but an increment in the taking of conscience to apply adequately the quality concepts for achieving a better service to the patient. On the other hand, the necessity of incorporating the clinical aspects to the audits, fomenting an integral harmonized advance of the quality guarantee programs is evidenced. (Author)

  15. Hidden markers, open secrets: on naming, race-marking, and race-making in Cuba

    Michael Zeuske

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Focuses on how in Cuba race-marking was interrelated with surname-giving, also after the abolition of slavery. Through researching life histories on the local level in the Cienfuegos region, the author examines names of former slaves, finding that these were after abolition in notarial records often marked with the adjectives s.o.a., or "sin otro apellido" (without other surname, taking into account the Iberian double surname tradition. This, according to him, points to a stigmatization of these black citizens and related to their former status as possession, and is thus a racial marker, only more hidden than the open racial assignations during slavery. He relates these postemancipation surnames of former slaves to the dotation of surnames during slavery, whereby most surnames of slaves were those of the last owner of the slaves. He also discusses differences in name-giving between the notarial records and everyday life. He further indicates that a new racism developed in the Cuban society of the late 19th c. and early 20th c., which was voiced more openly in the realm of culture, and regarding events as incarceration and death, and more hidden within the civil and judicial spheres, where the fiction of a race-blind republic was maintained.

  16. The Agency's Technical Co-operation programme with Cuba, 1982-1992. Country programme summaries

    The country programme summary reported here is one in the series of such studies being undertaken of the Agency's TC programme with Member States. With almost $8.2 million of Agency support received, Cuba ranks 19th among all recipients of technical assistance in the period 1958 - 1991, whereby it ranked as high as 3rd in 1982 and 4th in 1984. Over three quarters of the assistance during the past ten years has been provided in the form of equipment (81%), followed by expert services (10%) and training (9%). Seventy-one per cent of the resources were made available through the Technical Assistance and Co-operation Fund, while 28% of the resources were provided by UNDP. The remaining 1% was made available through extrabudgetary and in-kind contributions. With regard to project disbursements by sector, the largest areas have been general atomic energy development (36%), agriculture (20%), nuclear physics and chemistry (10%) and nuclear safety (10%). Industry and hydrology, nuclear engineering and technology, and nuclear medicine have each received less than ten per cent of the assistance provided

  17. Atmospheric deposition patterns of (210)Pb and (7)Be in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

    Alonso-Hernández, Carlos M; Morera-Gómez, Yasser; Cartas-Águila, Héctor; Guillén-Arruebarrena, Aniel

    2014-12-01

    The radiometric composition of bulk deposition samples, collected monthly for one year, February 2010 until January 2011, at a site located in Cienfuegos (22° 03' N, 80° 29' W) (Cuba), are analysed in this paper. Measurement of (7)Be and (210)Pb activity concentrations were carried out in 12 bulk deposition samples. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb are in the range of 13.2-132 and 1.24-8.29 Bq m(-2), and their mean values are: 56.6 and 3.97 Bq m(-2), respectively. The time variations of the different radionuclide have been discussed in relation with meteorological factors and the mean values have been compared to those published in recent literature from other sites located at different latitudes. The annual average flux of (210)Pb and (7)Be were 47 and 700 Bq m(-2) y(-1), respectively. Observed seasonal variations of deposition data are explained in terms of different environmental features. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb were moderately well correlated with precipitation and well correlated with one another. The (210)Pb/(7)Be ratios in the monthly depositions samples varied in the range of 0.05-0.10 and showed a strong correlation with the number of rainy days. PMID:25233214

  18. Assessment of the population effective dose from the diagnostic use of radiopharmaceuticals in Cuba

    In an attempt to estimate the effective collective dose imparted to the population of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Las Tunas and Holguin territory, Cuba, has been made use of statistic from nuclear medicine examinations given to a population of 1.1 million inhabitants for the years 1995 through 1999. The average annual frequency of examinations was estimated to be 3.82 per 1000 population. The results show that nuclear medicine techniques of thyroid explorations with 43.73% and iodide uptake with 43.36% are the main techniques implicated in the relative contribution to the total annual effective collective dose which averaged 54.43 man·Sv for the studied period. Radiation risks for the Camaguey-Ciego de Avila population caused by nuclear medicine examinations in the period studied were calculated: the total number of fatal and non-fatal cancers was 16.33 and the number of serious hereditary disturbance was 3.54 as a result of 21073 nuclear medicine procedures. (author)

  19. Analysis by neutronic activation of samples of a geologic formation of Cuba

    The analysis by neutronic activation (AAN) is an analytical non destructive technique of high accuracy and sensibility. These advantages are very utilized in the determination of geological multielemental samples. In the job 22 elements are determined in 9 geological samples pertaining to the complex of dams of acid composition that includes the graphitic micaceous schist and the quartzites of the Canada Formation, developed fundamentally in the fasteners of the anticlinal Victoria (Yac. of Wolframio Lela, Island of the Youth, Cuba) The results obtained are of great importance for the evaluation of the potentiality of these rocks as fountains or of uranium adjusting and for the geologic prognostic of the region in study. The irradiation of the samples was carried out during three campaigns, in two occasions (October 1992 and November 1994) in the reactor of investigations of the ININ of Mexico, with a flow of thermic neutrons of 10a the 13 n.s-1 cm-2 and in an occasion in the nuclear reactor of the CAB (september 1994), with a flow of thermic neutrons of 6x 10 to the 12 n.s-1. The results were processed with the program ACTAM in the CEADEN. (S. Grainger)

  20. Characterization of Bacillus thuringiensis soil isolates from Cuba, with insecticidal activity against mosquitoes.

    González, Aileen; Díaz, Raúl; Díaz, Manuel; Borrero, Yainais; Bruzón, Rosa Y; Carreras, Bertha; Gato, René

    2011-09-01

    Chemical insecticides may be toxic and cause environmental degradation. Consequently, biological control for insects represents an alternative with low ecological impact. In this work, three soil isolates (A21, A51 and C17) from different regions of the Cuban archipelago were identified, characterized and evaluated against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus. The new isolates were compared with reference IPS82 strain and two strains isolated from biolarvicides Bactivec and Bactoculicida, respectively. The differentiation was done by morphological, biochemical, bioassays activity and molecular methods (SDS-PAGE, plasmid profile and random amplified polymorphic analysis). All isolates were identified as Bacillus thuringiensis. The A21, A51 and C17 isolates showed higher larvicide activity than Bactivec's isolated reference strain, against both A. aegypti and C. quinquefasciatus. A21 isolate had a protein profile similar to IPS82 and Bactivec strain. A51 and C17 isolates produced a characteristic proteins pattern. A21 and A51 isolates had plasmid patterns similar to IPS82 standard strain, while C17 isolate had different both plasmid profile and protein bands. All the studied isolates showed a diverse RAPD patterns and were different from the strains previously used in biological control in Cuba. PMID:22017108

  1. Isolation and characterization of entomopathogenic bacteria from soil samples from the western region of Cuba.

    González, Aileen; Rodríguez, Graciela; Bruzón, Rosa Y; Díaz, Manuel; Companionis, Ariamys; Menéndez, Zulema; Gato, René

    2013-06-01

    The use of insect pathogens is a viable alternative for insect control because of their relative specificity and lower environmental impact. The search for wild strains against dipterans could have an impact on mosquito control programs. We have made an extensive screening of soil in western Cuba to find bacteria with larvicidal activity against mosquitoes. A total of 150 soil samples were collected and isolates were identifying using the API 50 CHB gallery. Phenotypic characteristics were analyzed by hierarchical ascending classification. Quantitative bioassays were conducted under laboratory conditions following the World Health Organization protocol in order to ascertain the toxicity and efficacy of isolates. The protein profiles of the crystal components were determined by SDS-PAGE. Eight hundred and eighty-one bacterial isolates were obtained, and 13 isolates with entomopathogenic activity were isolated from nine samples. Nine isolates displayed higher entomopathogenic activity against both Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. aegypti compared with the reference strain 266/2. All toxic isolates showed higher biological potency than the 266/2 strain. These isolates with high entomopathogenic activity displayed a protein pattern similar to the B. thuringiensis var. israelensis IPS-82 and 266/2 strains. These results are a valuable tool for the control of Diptera of medical importance. PMID:23701606

  2. Analysis of the availability of biomass in Cuba with energy ends

    The quick decrease of the fossil fuels has taken to the search of renewable sources of energy. Cuba has in the biomasses one of the biggest potentialities of sources renewable of energy, but even with a small exploitation. The purpose of increasing the employment of the sources renewable of energy, in particular the biomasses one requires evaluation of the capacities with which it counts our country. Presently work the results of an are presented The study carried out directed to the evaluation of these sources focused basically to the possibility of their employment in processes thermochemical. The evaluation of the is attacked availability of these energy resources, their main ones characteristic, the potentialities are also determined of use of the selected biomasses. Equally you it makes an estimate of the availability of the biomasses chosen in dependence of the behavior of its consumption, for finally to carry out an appreciation of the one potential of energy obtaining starting from her and its technician-economic feasibility. (author)

  3. Peligros, controles y silencios atlánticos: censura y esclavitud en Cuba

    Karim Ghorbal

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo analizo las prácticas y los efectos censorios relativos a la expresión, circulación, difusión y recepción de ideas y escritos que versan sobre la esclavitud entre 1834 y 1845. Me centro, en primer lugar, en las maniobras de redes antiesclavistas atlánticas cuya propaganda convertía la esclavitud en un asunto sumamente subversivo en Cuba. En segundo lugar, muestro que el entramado censorio, si bien no apuntaba abiertamente a la cuestión de la esclavitud, dejaba poco espacio de expresión a liberales criollos contrarios al comercio de esclavos. Finalmente, al evocar la existencia de una red de información entre liberales peninsulares y cubanos, me hago eco del sentimiento de recelo y miedo que se traslucía en su correspondencia epistolar y observo cómo la conjunción del control colonial y de los intereses esclavistas favoreció el advenimiento de un fenómeno de autocensura.

  4. Cuba's Urban Landscape Needs a Second Round of Innovation for Health.

    Peña, Jorge

    2015-07-01

    Cuba's economy spiraled downward in the 1990s, reeling from the collapse of European socialism and a tightened US embargo. To mitigate the crash's drastic effects, measures were adopted that transformed our urban landscape, especially in large cities such as Havana, paradoxically linking the period to nascent health-promoting options. One of the most important was the introduction of bicycle lanes on city streets, paths daily ridden by people on the over one million bicycles imported to offset the nearly nonexistent public transport caused by fuel shortages. Second, urban gardens began to sprout up, involving urban dwellers in production of their own food, particularly vegetables. Without minimizing the impact of the crisis, these two seemingly disparate phenomena meant people were getting more exercise, consuming fewer fats and carbohydrates and more fresh vegetables. People were even breathing fresher air, with fewer CO2-belching trucks, old cars and buses on the streets and less diesel used to transport produce in from afar. PMID:26947159

  5. Antifungal activity of extracts from three species of lichens in Cuba.

    Daymara Idonay Vaillant-Flores

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the antifungal activity of the three lichens extracts. Extracts from Leptogium cyanescens, Physcia americana and Pyxine aff. cocoes were collected from the lichens thallus in 2009 in areas fromo the Cienfuegos Botanic Garden, Cuba. The fungicide activity was evaluated against phytopathogens fungi of potato: Rhizoctonia solani and Phytophthora nicotianae var parasitica. The study was conducted from 2009 to 2011. The compounds were extracted with acetone, concentrated by rotoevaporation, and evaluated at concentrations of 0,01 and 0,07% in potato dextrose agar (PDA culture medium; stock solution was made of 5% dimethilsufoxide. These extracts were classified by their toxicity as: toxic, slight and moderately toxic and harmless. The extracts from P. americana of 0,07% inhibited P. nicotianae 100%, and it showed values over 50% for R. solani. L. cyanescens only showed fungicide activity in both phytopathogens at the maximum concentration studied; similar results were obtained with the extract from P. aff. cocoes. The lichens extracts were classified as lightly toxic at the maximum concentration, and harmless at the minimum concentration.

  6. 230Th/U-dating of a late Holocene low uranium speleothem from Cuba

    We present 22 U-series ages for a stalagmite from north-western Cuba based on multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICPMS) and thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS). Our results reveal that the stalagmite continuously grew within the last ∼1400a. Low uranium content of the sample and thus, extremely low 230Th concentrations limit the precision and accuracy of 230Th/U-dating by TIMS. Samples measured by MC-ICPMS show a high variability of 232Th content along the growth axis with some sections significantly affected by initial 230Th from a detrital phase. An a-priori bulk earth ratio for (238U/232Th) cannot be used to accurately account for this initial 230Th. Using an age model based on the 230Th/U ages determined on samples with low or negligible 232Th concentration, we find that the (238U/232Th) activity ratio of the detrital phase is an order of magnitude larger than the bulk earth value, indicating the importance of an accurately determined correction factor.

  7. Use of information technologies to contribute for optimizing the safety radiation management in Cuba

    This paper presents the results achieved in Cuba, with the development of a group of information management tools to implement radiation safety systemic and proactive approaches to safety and ICT supported. These tools were designed for different organisms with responsibility for the security at the country level, to the regulatory authority, for user entities, for individual monitoring services and other radiation protection services. It describes the philosophy of information management model used, the characteristics of the developed tools and their integration, the work performed for the homogenization of information available and the ability to capture and deliver data at different levels in decision making. The tools developed are based on the use of variables and indicators of importance to the safety and the systemic approach adopted allows to facilitate the optimization process for supervision of safety practices as well as contribute to the management of knowledge in radiation safety, through a synergistic combination of process data, information, information management systems, and the creative and innovative radiation safety experts

  8. Leptospirosis en niños de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

    Suárez Hernández Miguel

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la morbilidad por leptospirosis humana en niños de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba en el período de 1982 a 1995 donde se diagnosticaron 253 casos. Los casos aislados predominaron sobre los presentados en brotes. Con respecto a los grupos de edades predominó el de 10 a 14 años seguido del grupo de 5 a 9 años. Fue más frecuente el sexo masculino que el femenino, en esta etapa se presentó un fallecido. En la presentación de casos por meses se reporta un incremento de enfermos a partir del mes de julio, siendo agosto, octubre y noviembre los meses de mayor incidencia; los síntomas y signos de mayor frecuencia fueron fiebre, cefalea y mialgia; el 92% de los casos eran anictéricos. Los diagnósticos presuntivos más planteados fueron síndrome febril agudo, leptospirosis y meningoencefalitis viral. En las posibles fuentes de infección el contacto con terrenos bajos y el baño en fuentes de agua dulce, presentaron el mayor número de casos. En lo referente al diagnóstico 162 se diagnosticaron por microaglutinación y 91 por prueba hemolítica. En la primera los serogrupos Canícola Australis y Pomona tuvieron el mayor reporte.

  9. Colombia, España, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador: Seguridad Social para el adulto mayor

    Oscar José Dueñas Ruiz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio de tres bloques de derechos necesarios para el adulto mayor: salud, pensiones y servicios sociales. Se analizan dentro de un marco conceptual jurídico e histórico, acudiéndose a un lenguaje sencillo y entendible. Este artículo es corolario de un proyecto investigativo ya terminado elaborado por la Universidad del Rosario y la Organización Iberoamericana de la Seguridad Social (OISS. Se estudiaron esos tres derechos en el escenario colombiano, con base en la normatividad, la jurisprudencia y la praxis. Para tener una visión del ámbito iberoamericano se investigó el tratamiento que se les da en otros países: España, Ecuador, Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, destacándose los rasgos más importantes. Varios capítulos fueron desarrollados con base en el método holístico dialéctico configuracional. Las conclusiones se ubican preferencialmente en un espacio jurídico. La principal consiste en que sea cual fuere el modelo de seguridad social, es indispensable una visión humanista.

  10. Mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito en Bayamo, Cuba 2011

    Arlines Piña-Tornés

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito en Bayamo, Cuba, en el año 2011 se realizó una revisión de los pacientes lesionados y fallecidos a causa de accidentes de tránsito, registrados en Hospital Carlos M. de Céspedes. Se atendieron en emergencias 1365 lesionados, predominando el grupo etario de 25 a 44 años con 372 pacientes (27,3%, y el sexo masculino con 1071 (78,5%. Fallecieron 46 personas, en su mayoría del mismo grupo de edad y de sexo masculino. Los traumatismos múltiples (52,6% y cráneofaciales (34,2% fueron las localizaciones predominantes. Se destacaron los atropellos por vehículo de motor con mortalidad del 26,3%. En conclusión, la mortalidad por accidentes de tránsito predomina en adultos jóvenes masculinos; cuyas consecuencias fatales son debido a traumatismos múltiples por atropellos.

  11. Experiences in the promotion of the safety culture in radiological activities in Cuba

    During the last decade, the need to promote and achieve high safety culture levels has been one of the priorities in the nuclear sector around the world, although it has been focused basically on nuclear power. Nevertheless, it is an important and current topic for any risk related activity, since it results in a greater involvement and commitment of managers and personnel to safety, thereby reducing the so called 'organizational failures', one of the most frequent contributors to several of the major industrial disasters in the recent years. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also pointed that out and in some of its recent publications and meetings has recognized the need for extending this concept to the area of radioactive source. In Cuba, the Regulatory Body has been working in this direction during several years, promoting national research and studies in this field, issuing documents and organizing events and other activities. With this it is expected to introduce new work methods and practices to be applied by management and personnel involved in the use of radioactive sources, reflecting a higher safety culture level. This paper summarizes the experience of Cuban Regulatory Body in this field. (author)

  12. NUEVOS PRECEPTOS PARA REGULACIONES URBANAS DEL REPARTO VISTA ALEGRE EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

    María Teresa Muñoz Castillo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El reparto Vista Alegre constituye un sitio de significativos valores patrimoniales de Santiago de Cuba. Desde su génesis, en 1907, desarrolló particularidades urbano-arquitectónicas que revelaron su trascendencia como un proyecto vanguardista para su tiempo y lugar cuya praxis lo convirtió en la experiencia urbanística más importante del siglo XX en la ciudad. Sin embargo, en las últimas décadas se ha observado un creciente deterioro de la imagen urbana en Vista Alegre que ha puesto en peligro su integridad como conjunto residencial de altos valores ambientales. El presente artículo ofrece una mirada diferente a esta problemática, a partir de la formulación de nuevas regulaciones urbanas para el reparto Vista Alegre, enfocado hacia la protección de su patrimonio construido. La actualización y reformulación de las mismas constituyó el principal aporte de esta investigación urbana.

  13. Seismic microzoning of Santiago de Cuba: An approach by SH waves modelling

    The expected ground motion in Santiago de Cuba basin from earthquakes which occurred in the Oriente fault zone is studied. Synthetic SH-waves seismograms have been calculated along four profiles in the basin by the hybrid approach (modal summation for the path source-profile and finite differences for the profile) for a maximum frequency of 1 Hz. The response spectra ratio (RSR) has been determined in 49 sites, distributed along all considered profiles with a spacing of 900 m. The corresponding RSR versus frequency curves have been classified using a logical-combinatorial algorithm. The results of the classification, in combination with the uppermost geological setting (geotechnical information and geological geometry of the subsoil) are used for the seismic microzoning of the city. Three different main zones are identified, and a small sector characterised by big resonance effects, due to the particular structural conditions. Each zone is characterized in terms of its expected ground motion parameters for the most probable strong earthquake (MS=7), and for the maximum possible (MS=8). (author)

  14. Ground Motion Zoning of Santiago de Cuba: An Approach by SH Waves Modelling

    Alvarez, Leonardo; García, Julio; Vaccari, Franco; Panza, Giuliano F.; González, Bertha; Reyes, Carmen; Fernández, Bárbara; Pico, Ramón; Zapata, José A.; Arango, Enrique

    The expected ground motion in Santiago de Cuba basin from earthquakes which occurred in the Oriente fault zone is studied. Synthetic SH-waves seismograms have been calculated along four profiles in the basin by the hybrid approach (modal summation for the path source-profile and finite differences for the profile) for a maximum frequency of 1 Hz. The response spectra ratio (RSR) has been determined in 49 sites, distributed along all considered profiles with a spacing of 900 m. The corresponding RSR versus frequency curves have been classified using a logical-combinatorial algorithm. The results of the classification, in combination with the uppermost geological setting (geotechnical information and geological geometry of the subsoil) are used for the seismic zoning of the city. Three different main zones are identified, and a small sector characterized by major resonance effects, due to the particular structural conditions. Each zone is characterized in terms of its expected ground motion parameters for the most probable strong earthquake (MS=7), and for the maximum possible (MS=8).

  15. Distribution of epiphytic macroalgae on the thalli of their hosts in Cuba

    Yander Luis Diez García

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the distribution of epiphytic macroalgae on the thalli of their hosts at eight localities along the southeastern coast of Cuba between June 2010 and March 2011. We divided he epiphytes in two groups according to their distribution on the host: those at the base of the thallus and those on its surface. We determining the dissimilarity between the zones and the species involved. We identified 102 taxa of epiphytic macroalgae. There were significant differences between the two zones. In 31 hosts, the number of epiphytes was higher on the surface of the thallus, whereas the number of epiphytes was higher at the thallus base in 25 hosts, and the epiphytes were equally distributed between the two zones in five hosts (R=−0.001, p=0.398. The mean dissimilarity between the two zones, in terms of the species composition of the epiphytic macroalgae, was 96.64%. Hydrolithon farinosum and Polysiphonia atlantica accounted for 43.76% of the dissimilarity. Among macroalgae, the structure of the thallus seems to be a determinant of their viability as hosts for epiphytes.

  16. Transfer coefficient study of Sr-90 in the soil-grass-milk chain for Cuba

    One of the most important problems in modern radioecology is the lack of able information about the features of radionuclide migration in tropical and subtropical environment. The development of nuclear energy and the enhancing in the applications of nuclear techniques in those latitudes indicate that studies in this area are necessary. Cuba is carrying out studies on radioecological characterization of the principal food chains in the country. One of the objectives of these studies is to define the values of the transfer coefficients to be used in the evaluation programs for the assessment of the radiological impact of practices which involve ionizing radiation. This paper shows the results obtained in the determination of Sr-90 transfer coefficients in soil-grass-milk food chain in 'La Quebrada', a place near the Havana City where an important part of the milk that the citizens consume is produced. Transfer coefficients for Sr-90 were calculated on the basis of data collected during 5 years in the region. Soil-grass transfer coefficients are in the range 0.18-5 while grass-milk coefficients are in the range of 1.2x10-4 - 6x10-3 day/L. These values are in accordance with values reported by other authors in the literature. (authors). 4 refs., 2 tabs

  17. Peinillas and Popular Participation: Machete fighting in Haiti, Cuba and Colombia

    T. J. Desch-Obi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo explora la historia de esgrima con machetes entre los afro-descendientes en Haití, Cuba y Colombia. El machete, como un ícono sagrado de éxito individual y de guerra en África, se convierte para los esclavizados Africanos en una herramienta usada en la explotación de su trabajo. Ellos retuvieron la maestría en esta arma a través de la extensión del arte de pelea con palos. Esta maestría en las armas blancas ayudó a transformar el machete en un importante instrumento en las batallas nacionales de esas tres naciones. Aún en el comienzo del siglo veinte, el arte de esgrima con machetes fue una práctica social muy expandida entre los Afro-Caucanos, que les permitía demostrar su honor individual, como también hacer importantes contribuciones a las batallas nacionales, como la Colombo-Peruana. Aunque la historia publicada de las batallas nacionales realza la importancia de los líderes políticos y militares, los practicantes de estas formas de esgrima perpetuaron importantes contra- memorias que enfatizan el papel de soldados Afros quienes con su maestría con el machete pavimentaron el camino para la victoria nacional.

  18. Development of drought tolerant tomato varieties through induced mutation in Cuba

    Having in mind the need to have tomato varieties growing under low water input conditions a tomato breeding program using nuclear techniques was started with the purpose of obtaining adequate yielding-potential cultivars under drought conditions. Seeds from INCA 9-1 variety were irradiated with 60Co gamma rays irradiated using of 300 Gy and 500 Gy. Starting from M2 generation, selection of high yield potential genotypes under low water supply conditions was made during 4 generations. Individual selection was done, taking into account the following criteria: healthy plants, determinate growth habit, yield per plant, fruit number per plant, average fruit weight, equatorial and polar fruit diameters were recorded in individually selected plants. The total soluble solids (Brix), acidity, dry matter and water content were evaluated in fruit of M5 generation. Different isoenzymatic systems, the protein concentration as well as the Random Amplified Polymorphism DNA (RAPD) were used in order to evaluate the genetic variability between the selected mutants and the donor variety. The most frequent variations observed in each generation were: plant cycle, fruit size, number, shape, colour and yield. It was possible to release two varieties of high yielding under low water input conditions. The tomato mutants Maybel and Mali are being used in tomato production for industrial purposes. These varieties are the firsts tomato varieties obtain from mutation induction in Cuba. (author)

  19. The electricity supply options in Cuba and the potential role of nuclear energy

    Cuba is poor in primary energy resources. After an economic crisis initiated in 1990, a recuperation process began in 1994, but in the electric sector we could not reach the 1989 generation level. A comparative assessment of different options to cover electricity demand until 2015 performed using DECADES tools shows that the most important options are: hydro, nuclear, biomass, combined cycle and combustion turbines. The nuclear power option in the evaluated electric system expansion cases can play an important economic and environment role. The introduction of one nuclear power plant will save 330 million dollars in the expansion of the national electricity system. Environment emissions calculations during the study period, taking into consideration only the generation step, show that only the introduction of one NPP until 2015 will produce significant environment benefits. With the assumption that in generation step hydro, nuclear and biomass plants do not produce emissions, if the amount of electricity generated by these plants during study period would be generated in conventional Oil Steam Boilers with typical emission factors for Cuban conditions, the CO2 emissions would increase in 26 millions tonnes, 576 thousand tonnes of SOx and 102 thousand tonnes of NOx. The NPP cover 80% of these reductions. (author)

  20. Associated Factors to Human Papilloma Virus. A study performed in Health Area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

    Miryam González González del Pino

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Human Papilloma Virus has been considered as the precursor of flat lesions in the cervical epithelium which develops Cervix uterine cancer. Objectives: to analyze risk factors associated to infections due to human papilloma virus. Method: An ambispective, descriptive study was carried out from January 2003 to January 2004, taking 60 patients whose Papanicolaou smears were abnormal. All these patients belonged to health area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. A guide for interview with different variables was used. Results: infected predominant ages were from 30 to 39 years old. 55% of the patients are married women or with stable sexual relationships. 6 patients comprised between 40 to 59 years old were observed with association to intra epithelium cervix neoplasias. For a 10 % of them, they have had from 3 to 12 sexual partners. The starting age to have sexual intercourse is from 15 to 19 years old. 75 % of the patients are smokers. Conclusions: results coincide with the medical literature reviewed regarding risk factors and its important relationship with NIC and so the cervicouterine cancer genesis.

  1. Impact of Natural Radioactivity in a Thermal Waters Spa: The Case of Elguea Spa in Cuba

    The use of thermal waters coming from deep geologic structures in spas has been identified as typical scenarios of exposure to radiation of natural origin. In general these scenarios can affect tourists and/or patients under treatment, as they can be in direct contact with the materials carrying radionuclides, as well as the workers whose permanency in sites with increased levels of radiation is greater than that of the patients. By this reason studies for assessing the radiological impact of these exposure scenarios over these population categories have been carried out worldwide. The spa Elguea, located in the north coast of Villa Clara, Cuba, is considered one of the most important spas in Latin America. This spa is equipped with three swimming pools, individual bathtubs with motors for massages, sauna, hydrotherapy and mud therapy. All these services use, in one way or another, the existent in the area of the spa thermal waters and mud. The waters of this spa are rich in chlorine, sodium and bromine salts, sulphides and they also contain significant levels of radon. Present paper shows the dose estimations made for both patients and worker based on the radiological characterization of the spa and its surroundings and for identified exposure scenarios. Dose values are in the range 1.0 to 180 μSv/year for workers, the most irradiated group, and these results suggest that it is not necessary to adopt any additional regulation or measure for protection. (author)

  2. Comparison of the 131I activity measurements with radionuclide calibrators in Nuclear Medicine in Cuba

    Results of a national comparison of 131I activity measurements with radionuclide calibrators in Nuclear Medicine, organized in Cuba in 2007, are shown. These results contribute to establish the uncertainty and traceability of the 131I activity values measured with radionuclide calibrators in the participating institutions: 9 hospitals and two laboratories of the Isotopes Centre directly involved in radiopharmaceuticals' production. Concerning the proportion of acceptable results, no improvement was observed in the participants' performance compared to results shown in such kind of exercises organized in the country during the 2002-2004. On the other hand, the reasonable uncertainty estimates of the 131I measurements reported by most of part of the participants show a qualitatively superior outcome in 2007 in comparison with the result obtained in the previously organized exercises. Moreover, the outcome of the bilateral comparison for 131I activity measurements between the Radionuclide Metrology Department of the Isotopes Centre (CENTIS-DMR) and the National Metrology Laboratory for Ionizing Radiation of the Brazilian Institute of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry (LNMRI-IRD) is also shown. This bilateral exercise provides additional evidences on comparability of the CENTIS-DMR measurement standards used to calibrate 131I reference solutions and samples. (Author)

  3. The traceability chain of 131I measurements for nuclear medicine in Cuba

    The national traceability chain for 131I activity measurements performed in nuclear medicine in Cuba is described. At the highest (primary) level, liquid scintillation counting employing the CIEMAT/NIST method is used; at the secondary level, a secondary standard radionuclide calibrator is utilized that allows for a quick and simple transference of the measurement unit to the tertiary level of end-users' instruments. The equivalence of Cuban standards and the assessment of measurement uncertainties at the end-user level are determined through the results of measurement comparisons. - Highlights: ► Three levels′ Cuban traceability chain for 131I measurements in nuclear medicine is described. ► At the highest (primary) level, LSC employing the CIEMAT/NIST method is used. ► At the secondary level, a secondary standard radionuclide calibrator is utilized. ► Unit transfer to the tertiary level of end-users assures same conditions as in routine works. ► Equivalence between Cuban standards and standards of other countries are ascertained.

  4. Seismic microzoning from synthetic ground motion parameters Case study, Santiago de Cuba

    Alvarez, L; Pico, R; Vaccari, F

    2003-01-01

    Synthetic seismograms (P - SV and SH waves) have been calculated along 6 profiles in Santiago de Cuba basin, with a cutoff frequency of 5 Hz, by using the hybrid approach (modal summation for a regional (ID) structure plus finite differences for a local (2D) structure embedded in the first). They correspond to a scenario earthquake of M sub S = 7 that may occur in Oriente fault zone, directly south of the city. As initial data for a seismic microzoning, the characterisation of earthquake effects has been made considering several relative (2D/1D) quantities (PGDR, PGVR, PGAR, DGAR, I sub A R etc.) and functions representative of the ground motion behaviour in soil (2D) with respect to bedrock (ID). The functions are the response spectra ratio RSR(f), already routinely used in this kind of work, and the elastic energy input ratio E sub I R(f), defined, for the first time, in this paper. These data, sampled at 105 sites within all the profiles have been classified in two steps, using logical combinatory algorith...

  5. Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba

    The 'Elguea' spa, located in the north coast of the county of Villa Clara, Cuba, is considered one of those more important spas of Latin America. The waters of this spa are rich in salts of chlorine, sodium, bromine, sulfides and its contain radon. As a result of measurements of environmental gamma dose rates carried out in the area of the spa, its were considered levels of dose between 0.13 and 2.3 mSv. The obtained results motivated that it was carried out a characterization, from the radiological point of view, of the spa. This characterization is of supreme importance to be able to evaluate the impact that it has and the discharges of its waters on the environment, as well as, those dose that the population potentially affected can receive by these discharges. With this end its were carried out quantitative determinations of those existent natural more significant radionuclides in different environmental objects coming from the area of the spa and its surroundings, as well as one characterization gamma 'in situ' of the same one. The obtained results are present in this work. (Author)

  6. Las relaciones entre México y Cuba después del 11 de septiembre y el papel de EE.UU.

    Pablo Telman Sánchez Ramírez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available For several decades, Mexican-Cuban relations left apart ideological issues, what allowed the development of a constant and stable bi-lateral relationship: Mexican stance towards Cuba featured an explicit support towards the Cuban process, the former becoming thechief Latin American investor on the island, and the latter its second main business partner in the Caribbean. According to the author, the relationship between Mexico and Cuba has been modified, due to pressures from the US governement: the Mexican governmentis currently subordinated to Washington, a situation that has meant a rupture with Latin America as a whole and Cuba specifically. Finally, the author indicates that the conditions are favorable for a Mexican change of attitude towards the re-establishment of an assertive and independent foreign policy, which would lead to the recovery of its leadership and prestige in Latin America.

  7. La aplicación práctica de la farmacoeconomía en la utilización de los medicamentos en Cuba The practical application of Pharmacoeconomics in the use of drugs in Cuba

    Manuel M. Collazo Herrera

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es exponer cómo los estudios farmacoeconómicos contribuyen a darle un uso más racional y eficiente a los medicamentos. Como consecuencia del enfoque actual que le dan las autoridades sanitarias de la República de Cuba a la farmacoeconomía, la industria farmacéutica se ha empezado a interesar por dichas técnicas analíticas y a utilizarlas para desarrollar sus estrategias de investigación-desarrollo, producción y comercialización de sus productos. La aplicación práct...

  8. Experience in Cuba in the licensing during import, commissioning and operation of an Irradiator LLCo ISOGAMMA; Experiencia en Cuba en el licenciamiento durante la importacion, puesta en servicio y operacion de un irradiador ISOGAMMA LLCo

    Forteza, Yamil Lopez; Reyes, Yolanda Perez; Garcia, Jose R. Quevedo; Molina, Igor I. Sarabia; Gonzalez, Leonel Omarovich; Zubiaur, Omar Cruz, E-mail: yamil@orasen.co.cu, E-mail: yolanda@orasen.co.cu, E-mail: quevedo@orasen.co.cu [Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnologia y Medio Ambiente (CNSN/CITMA), La Habana (Cuba). Centro Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear

    2013-07-01

    This work presented the experiences during the process of licensing an irradiator ISOGAMMA LLCo model according to the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA). Aspects of the safety assessment are detailed, as well as control and verification requirements for radiation safety and security at different stages of the process (import, transportation, installation irradiator loading 60Co sources, commissioning and operation) of irradiator recently installed in Cuba. The results of the evaluation carried a source of reference and consultation necessary for the work of the regulator to consider for similar processes that lie ahead in other facilities irradiation.

  9. Plantas medicinales que se venden en el mercado El Río, Camagüey, Cuba Medicinal plants sold at the El Río Market, Camagüey, Cuba

    Daimy Godínez-Caraballo; Gabriele Volpato

    2008-01-01

    Con la información obtenida de las plantas medicinales vendidas en el mercado El Río, Camagüey, Cuba, se registró un total de 184 especies pertenecientes a 69 familia de plantas vasculares. La familia más importante fue Fabaceae s.l. con 13 especies, seguida por Lamiaceae con 12 y Asteraceae con 8. Más de 90 indicaciones medicinales en general fueron recogidas para tratar un amplio rango de enfermedades y dolencias. El mayor número de especies y aplicaciones fueron reportadas para desórdenes ...

  10. Estimación de las repetibilidades en indicadores lecheros de búfalas Bufalipso en la provincia Granma, Cuba - Repeatability estimations in milking traits of Buffalypso buffaloes cows at the Granma province in Cuba

    Méndez Mendoza, Mildred; Fraga Benítez, Luís M; Mora Hernández, Marta

    2010-01-01

    ResumenEn la provincia Granma se fomenta el búfalo de agua con finesproductivos y de trabajo desde 1997. La masa bajo explotación hastaoctubre es de 2284 cabezas entre las distintas categorías produciendo un 4.7 % de la leche total del país (138400 kg).SummaryAt the Granma province in Cuba, water buffaloes are being developedwith productive and draft goals since1997. The total rearing head number was 2284 on october 2009 considering different cattle categories with a production level represen...

  11. TITLE: Recovery of an Anthology: España canta a Cuba. TÍTULO: Rescate de una antología: España canta a Cuba

    Pablo Sánchez

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This article analyses the poetic anthology España canta a Cuba, published in Paris in 1962 by the anti-francoist publishing house Ruedo Ibérico. An hommage to the Cuban revolution, this anthology has been hardly studied, in spite of the presence of reknowned poets like Rafael Alberti, Blas de Otero, Gabriel Celaya, Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Ángel Valente and Carlos Barral, who contributed a poem that has never been republised elsewhere. This antology is relevant in order to understa...

  12. La anemia por deficiencia de hierro en la población infantil de Cuba. Brechas por cerrar Iron deficiency anemia in the child population of Cuba. Gaps to be bridged

    Gisela Pita-Rodríguez; Santa Jiménez-Acosta

    2011-01-01

    La anemia es un problema de salud mundial que afecta tanto a los países desarrollados como a aquellos en desarrollo. Sus causas pueden ser multifactoriales y frecuentemente pueden coexisitir varias de ellas; la principal es la baja ingestión de alimentos con fuentes adecuadas de hierro, tanto en cantidad como en calidad. En Cuba se está trabajando desde el año 1987 en el desarrollo de programas de intervención para la prevención de la anemia por deficiencia de hierro en la población, pero a p...

  13. Desenvolvimento sustentável com perspectiva de gênero - Brasil, México e Cuba: mulheres protagonistas no meio rural Sustainable development from a gender perspective - Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba: women as protagonists in rural areas

    Teresa Kleba Lisboa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo traz para o debate as concepções de alguns autores sobre desenvolvimento sustentável e, a partir de uma pesquisa realizada em três países (Brasil, México e Cuba, ressaltamos o protagonismo das mulheres camponesas junto à produção de alimentos e ao manejo de recursos naturais; a força dos movimentos de mulheres camponesas na conquista de direitos; e a decisiva participação das mulheres na definição e propostas de políticas públicas que garantam a equidade de gênero no meio rural. Uma breve análise comparativa nos leva a deduzir que o modelo de desenvolvimento, nos três países, ainda prioriza a figura masculina no espaço agrícola, no que se refere à titularidade da terra, ao acesso à crédito e à aquisição de equipamentos ou outros recursos materiais. Sugere-se que, tanto em Cuba, um país socialista, como no México e Brasil, países capitalistas, os pressupostos das políticas sociais direcionadas para as trabalhadoras rurais devem levar em conta as necessidades básicas das mulheres camponesas para garantir um desenvolvimento mais humano e sustentávelThis article discusses different views about sustainable development, emphasizing - on the basis of a survey conducted in Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba - the role of rural women in food production and natural resource management, the strength of the rural women's movement in the conquest of rights, and the decisive participation of women in defining proposals for public policies that guarantee gender equality in rural areas. A brief comparative analysis leads us to conclude that the development model in the three countries still prioritizes the male figure in relation to land tenure, access to credit and purchase of equipment or other material resources. It is suggested that both in Cuba, a socialist country, and in Mexico and Brazil, capitalist countries, the assumptions of social policies directed to rural female workers should take into account the basic needs

  14. Past climate variability between 97 and 7 ka reconstructed from a multi proxy speleothem record from Western Cuba

    Winterhalder, Sophie; Scholz, Denis; Mangini, Augusto; Spötl, Christoph; Jochum, Klaus Peter; Pajón, Jesús M.

    2016-04-01

    The tropical hydrological cycle plays a key role in regulating global climate, mainly through the export of heat and moisture to higher latitudes, and is highly sensitive to climate change, for instance due to changes in the position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Previous work on Caribbean stalagmites suggests a strong connection of precipitation variability to North Atlantic (NA) sea surface temperatures on multidecadal to millenial timescales (Fensterer et al., 2012; Fensterer et al., 2013; Winter et al., 2011). Cold phases in the NA potentially lead to a southward shift of the ITCZ and thus drier conditions in Cuba. On orbital timescales, Cuban stalagmites suggest a relation of speleothem δ18O values with the δ18O value of Caribbean surface waters (Fensterer et al., 2013). Here we present an expansion of the Cuban speleothem record covering the whole last glacial period from the end of MIS5c (97 ka BP) until 7 ka with hiatuses between 93-80 ka, 37-35 ka and 13-10 ka. Stalagmite Cuba medio (CM) has been precisely dated with 60 230Th/U-ages, mainly performed by the MC-ICPMS technique. The δ18O and δ13C records are completed by a continuous, high resolution LA-ICPMS trace element profile. These data allow for the first time to establish a multi-proxy climate reconstruction for the North Western Caribbean at decadal to centennial resolution for this period. The long-term variability of the δ18O values probably reflects rainfall amount in Cuba. The response to some Dansgaard/Oeschger and Heinrich stadials confirms the previously observed correlation between Caribbean and NA climate variability. However, this connection is not clearly imprinted throughout the record. Furthermore, trace elements, such as Mg, do not proof without ambiguity drier conditions in Cuba during NA cold events, such as the Heinrich stadials. This suggests that climate variability in Cuba was more complex during the last 100ka, and that the NA was not the only driving factor

  15. Review of Standards and Standardization in Cuba%古巴标准与标准化综述

    王霞; 赵萍; 刘亚中

    2015-01-01

    本文整理了古巴的标准化管理特征、标准分类及数量,总结分析了古巴标准化工作重点.古巴的标准、计量、认证、质量由国家标准局统一管理.古巴标准包括强制性和自愿性标准两大类.目前共有113个标准化技术委员会,制定发布有4,502份古巴标准.出口产品完全采用国际和区域标准.古巴标准化的重点是进出口产品标准和家庭购物篮内产品标准,食品安全、环境、服务、能效以及重大工程已经成为标准化重点领域.%This article summarizes the characteristics of standardization management and classification and quantity of standards,and analyzes the focus of standardization work in Cuba.Standards,together with metrology, certification and quality,are administrated by the National Office of Normalization, which are composed of mandatory and voluntary ones. There are 113 technical committees of standardization(TNC)and 4,502 standards(NC)developed and released in Cuba currently. International and regional standards are adopted for the exporting products.Export and import product standards and household product standards are the focus of standardization,and food safety, environment, service, energy efficiency and key projects have become important areas of standardization in Cuba.

  16. La prohibition nord-américaine et la contrebande entre cuba et les états-unis durant les années vingt et trente

    Sáenz Rovner, Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    La prohibition des Etats-Unis entre 1920 et 1933 a stimulé la contrebande de liqueurs à partir de plusieurs pays, Cuba y compris. La Havane est devenue un centre du tourisme américain, non seulement pour sa position géographique, mais aussi pour son développement urbain, pour la croissance économique rapide et la richesse de Cuba, le caractère cosmopolite du pays, ainsi que la vitalité des courants migratoires internationaux et le développement des communications entre l'île et les Eta...

  17. Los caminos hacia una Sociología en Cuba: avatares históricos, teóricos y profesionales

    Gutiérrez Teresa Muñoz

    2005-01-01

    La ponencia realiza un panorama de la Historia de la Sociología en Cuba, a partir de la combinación de los enfoques de la Historia de las Ideas y de la Historia de la Ciencia. Brinda una caracterización de las etapas fundamentales por las que ha atravesado la ciencia sociológica en el país, combinando una mirada de lo universal, lo regional y lo nacional, destacando las especificidades de los procesos en Cuba, así como sus correlatos en Europa y en América Latina. Se atiende a los procesos de...

  18. Primer reporte en Cuba de miasis intestinal por Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) First report of intestinal myiasis caused by por Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

    Omar Fuentes González; Grisel Risco Oliva

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: Hermetia illucens, díptero de la familia Stratiomyidae es una especie reportada para Cuba relativamente frecuente en todo el territorio nacional. Ha sido incriminada como productora de miasis en humanos y animales. OBJETIVO: reportar por primera vez en Cuba una miasis entérica producida por esta especie. MÉTODOS: la paciente, una mujer blanca de 26 años presentó un cuadro de deyecciones líquidas posprandiales con cólicos abdominales. Al ingerir una infusión de plantas medicinale...

  19. Condiciones contingentes en el establecimiento de la agenda mediática sobre temas internacionales en Cuba. Casos Granma y Noticiero Nacional de Televisión

    Viviana Muñiz Zúñiga; Yánder Castillo Salina; Rafael Angel Fonseca Valido

    2015-01-01

    La presente se enmarca dentro del paradigma de la teoría de la agenda setting, y es la primera aproximación a la influencia mediática respecto a temáticas no experienciales en Cuba. Para ello estudia las informaciones internacionales presentadas por medios de amplia recepción en la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba: el periódico Granma y el Noticiero Nacional de Televisión. La perspectiva metodológica es mixta explicativa secuencial y el tipo de muestreo es probabilístico aleatorio simple. Los métod...

  20. Impacto de los residuales líquidos de la empresa comercializadora de combustible de Santiago de Cuba a la bahía.

    Colás Aroche, J.A.; Díaz Díaz, M.; Núñez Clemente, A.; Teuteló Nuñez, R.; Miller, S.; La Masa, J.N.; Sánchez Sotolongo, E.; López Díaz, A.; Riva, L

    2010-01-01

    Se ejecutaron dos campañas de muestreo comprendidas en el período 2008-2009, en una Empresa Comercializadora de Combustible. Se realizó el muestreo de aguas residuales en el drenaje del tanque 10 (denominado Tk A) en la poceta donde tributan los tanques 9, 5 y 7 (denominado Tk B). También en la poceta donde tributan los tanques 8, 2, 3, 4 y 23 (denominado Tk C) de la Empresa Comercializadora de Combustible de Santiago de Cuba, todas ellas vierten a la Bahía de Santiago de Cuba....