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  1. ??Desarrollo o decadencia? La Esmeralda como modelo de progreso para los yanomami del Alto Orinoco

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    Acu??a Delgado, ??ngel

    2008-01-01

    La Esmeralda ocupa la cabecera del municipio Alto Orinoco dentro del Estado Amazonas (Venezuela). Los yanomami, grupo ??tnico m??s numeroso de la zona, no tienen residencia fija en dicho lugar pero s?? acuden regularmente a ??l, por ser el espacio m??s pr??ximo donde se reproduce, supuestamente, el esquema m??s avanzado de la sociedad rural venezolana. Pero ??qu?? encuentran en ese lugar? ??Cu??l es el modelo de desarrollo que desde all?? se les propone? A ello responderemos en base a la expe...

  2. Los reptiles del Delta del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Molina, César; Señaris, josefa; Rivas, Gilson

    2004-01-01

    Como resultado de cinco años (1992-1997) de exploraciones herpetológicas, revisiones bibliográficas y examen de museos nacionales, se presenta un análisis taxonómico, ecológico y biogeográfico preliminar de los reptiles del delta del río Orinoco, Estado Delta Amacuro. Se reconocen 70 especies de reptiles agrupados en tres órdenes, 22 familias y 53 géneros. El orden Squamata es el más diverso, con dominancia de las serpientes de la familias Colubridae y Boidae, y los lagartos de las familias G...

  3. Evaluation of Venezuela's Orinoco bitumen as an MHD fuel

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    The Orinoco Belt in Venezuela contains huge deposits of a bitumen that is complex to handle and refine into lighter hydrocarbon fractions. These deposits are in the early commercialization stage, being marketed as an emulsion with 30% water as a boiler fuel. The fuel is similar to oil in heating value (about 18,100 BTU/lbm) and ash (less than 0.4%). It has an extremely high carbon to hydrogen ratio, a parameter that is important in MHD for electrical conductivity. In this paper, the authors evaluate the potential for this bitumen as a fuel for an MHD Steam Combined Cycle Power Plant. An experimental program to demonstrate the merit of the bitumen as an MHD fuel and validate the calculations is suggested

  4. Holocene evolution of the western Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

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    Aslan, A.; White, W.A.; Warne, A.G.; Guevara, E.H.

    2003-01-01

    The pristine nature of the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela provides unique opportunities to study the geologic processes and environments of a major tropical delta. Remote-sensing images, shallow cores, and radiocarbon-dating of organic remains form the basis for describing deltaic environments and interpreting the Holocene history of the delta. The Orinoco Delta can be subdivided into two major sectors. The southeast sector is dominated by the Rio Grande-the principal distributary-and complex networks of anastomosing fluvial and tidal channels. The abundance of siliciclastic deposits suggests that fluvial processes such as over-bank flooding strongly influence this part of the delta. In contrast, the northwest sector is represented by few major distributaries, and overbank sedimentation is less widespread relative to the southeast sector. Peat is abundant and occurs in herbaceous and forested swamps that are individually up to 200 km2 in area. Northwest-directed littoral currents transport large volumes of suspended sediment and produce prominent mudcapes along the northwest coast. Mapping of surface sediments, vegetation, and major landforms identified four principal geomorphic systems within the western delta plain: (1) distributary channels, (2) interdistributary flood basins, (3) fluvial-marine transitional environments, and (4) marine-influenced coastal environments. Coring and radiocarbon dating of deltaic deposits show that the northern delta shoreline has prograded 20-30 km during the late Holocene sea-level highstand. Progradation has been accomplished by a combination of distributary avulsion and mudcape progradation. This style of deltaic progradation differs markedly from other deltas such as the Mississippi where distributary avulsion leads to coastal land loss, rather than shoreline progradation. The key difference is that the Orinoco Delta coastal zone receives prodigious amounts of sediment from northwest-moving littoral currents that transport

  5. Mud volcanoes of the Orinoco Delta, Eastern Venezuela

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    Aslan, A.; Warne, A.G.; White, W.A.; Guevara, E.H.; Smyth, R.C.; Raney, J.A.; Gibeaut, J.C.

    2001-01-01

    Mud volcanoes along the northwest margin of the Orinoco Delta are part of a regional belt of soft sediment deformation and diapirism that formed in response to rapid foredeep sedimentation and subsequent tectonic compression along the Caribbean-South American plate boundary. Field studies of five mud volcanoes show that such structures consist of a central mound covered by active and inactive vents. Inactive vents and mud flows are densely vegetated, whereas active vents are sparsely vegetated. Four out of the five mud volcanoes studied are currently active. Orinoco mud flows consist of mud and clayey silt matrix surrounding lithic clasts of varying composition. Preliminary analysis suggests that the mud volcano sediment is derived from underlying Miocene and Pliocene strata. Hydrocarbon seeps are associated with several of the active mud volcanoes. Orinoco mud volcanoes overlie the crest of a mud-diapir-cored anticline located along the axis of the Eastern Venezuelan Basin. Faulting along the flank of the Pedernales mud volcano suggests that fluidized sediment and hydrocarbons migrate to the surface along faults produced by tensional stresses along the crest of the anticline. Orinoco mud volcanoes highlight the proximity of this major delta to an active plate margin and the importance of tectonic influences on its development. Evaluation of the Orinoco Delta mud volcanoes and those elsewhere indicates that these features are important indicators of compressional tectonism along deformation fronts of plate margins. ?? 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. An Estimate of Recoverable Heavy Oil Resources of the Orinoco Oil Belt, Venezuela

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    Schenk, Christopher J.; Cook, Troy A.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Pollastro, Richard M.; Klett, Timothy R.; Tennyson, Marilyn E.; Kirschbaum, Mark A.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Pitman, Janet K.

    2009-01-01

    The Orinoco Oil Belt Assessment Unit of the La Luna-Quercual Total Petroleum System encompasses approximately 50,000 km2 of the East Venezuela Basin Province that is underlain by more than 1 trillion barrels of heavy oil-in-place. As part of a program directed at estimating the technically recoverable oil and gas resources of priority petroleum basins worldwide, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the recoverable oil resources of the Orinoco Oil Belt Assessment Unit. This estimate relied mainly on published geologic and engineering data for reservoirs (net oil-saturated sandstone thickness and extent), petrophysical properties (porosity, water saturation, and formation volume factors), recovery factors determined by pilot projects, and estimates of volumes of oil-in-place. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean volume of 513 billion barrels of technically recoverable heavy oil in the Orinoco Oil Belt Assessment Unit of the East Venezuela Basin Province; the range is 380 to 652 billion barrels. The Orinoco Oil Belt Assessment Unit thus contains one of the largest recoverable oil accumulations in the world.

  7. Late quaternary evolution of the Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

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    Warne, A.G.; Guevara, E.H.; Aslan, A.

    2002-01-01

    The modern Orinoco Delta is the latest of a series of stacked deltas that have infilled the Eastern Venezuelan Basin (EVB) since the Oligocene. During the late Pleistocene sea-level lowstand (20,000 to 16,000 yrs BP), bedrock control points at the position of the present delta apex prevented the river channel from incising as deeply as many other major river systems. Shallow seismic data indicate that the late Pleistocene Orinoco incised into the present continental shelf, where it formed a braided-river complex that transported sediment to a series of shelf-edge deltas. As sea level rose from 16,000 to 9,500 yrs BP, the Orinoco shoreline shifted rapidly landward, causing shallow-marine waves and currents to form a widespread transgressive sand unit. Decelerating sea-level rise and a warmer, wetter climate during the early Holocene (9,500 to 6,000 yrs BP) induced delta development within the relatively quiet-water environment of the EVB embayment. Sea level approached its present stand in the middle Holocene (6,000 to 3,000 yrs BP), and the Orinoco coast prograded, broadening the delta plain and infilling the EVB embayment. Significant quantities of Amazon sediment began to be transported to the Orinoco coast by littoral currents. Continued progradation in the late Holocene caused the constriction at Boca de Serpientes to alter nearshore and shelf hydrodynamics and subdivide the submarine delta into two distinct areas: the Atlantic shelf and the Gulf of Paria. The increased influence of littoral currents along the coast promoted mudcape development. Because most of the water and sediment were transported across the delta plain through the Rio Grande distributary in the southern delta, much of the central and northwestern delta plain became sediment starved, promoting widespread accumulation of peat deposits. Human impacts on the delta are mostly associated with the Volca??n Dam on Can??o Manamo. However, human activities have had relatively little effect on the

  8. Cytogenetic characterization of Brycon amazonicus (Spix et Agassiz, 1829) (Teleostei: Characidae) from Caicara del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Mariguela,T; Nirchio, M.; E Ron; Gaviria, J.; Fausto Foresti; Claudio Oliveira

    2010-01-01

    A cytogenetic analysis by conventional Giemsa staining, silver staining, C-banding, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was carried out on Brycon amazonicus from Caicara del Orinoco, Venezuela. The karyotype of this species is characterized by the presence of 2n = 50 chromosomes, a karyotypic formula 22m+14sm+14st, and a fundamental number of 100 chromosomal arms. Nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) and 18S rDNA genes are located in the terminal regions of the long arms of the s...

  9. Líderes políticos indígenas en Amazonia: Política y auto-representación entre los ye'kwana del Alto Orinoco

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    Matthew Lauer

    2005-01-01

    Este articulo examina el ascenso de un líder indígena entre los ye’kwana del sur de Venezuela para analizar la política de identidad indígena de la región. Debido a unas circunstancias extraordinarias que crearon un municipio en Alto Orinoco exclusivamente poblado de indígenas, los ye’kwana tienen la posibilidad de elegir representantes indígenas para los cargos públicos. Estos nuevos líderes políticos ye’kwana están bajo muchas presiones contradictorias porque organizaciones no gubernamental...

  10. The in situ combustion pilot project in Bare field, Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Perozo, H.A.; Mendoza, A.J.; Teixeira, J.; Alvarez, A.; Vasquez, P. [PDVSA Intevep (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    In heavy oil fields, in-situ combustion technology can be used as a means to enhance oil recovery. This process consists of burning some part of the oil present in the reservoir to produce heat that allow increased oil displacement. The aim of this study is to present an in situ combustion pilot project (ISCPP). This project will be conducted by PDVSA Intevep and its partners in the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela, to assess the effect of in situ combustion in increasing recovery factors from heavy crude oil reservoirs. The laboratory combustion test analyses, the static and dynamic reservoir simulations, the design, construction and completion of all wells and the study, analysis and development of surface facilities are discussed. The ISCPP is expected to be running by the end of 2011.

  11. Dentectus barbarmatus, a new genus and species of mailed catfish from the Orinoco Basin of Venezuela (Pisces, Siluriformes, Loricariidae)

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    Martin Salazar, F.J.; Isbrücker, I.J.H.; Nijssen, H.

    1982-01-01

    Dentectus barbarmatus, a new genus and species of mailed catfish of the subfamily Loricariinae, tribe Loricariini, is described from tributaries of the northern margin of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. Morphometric and meristic data of several specimens are presented and illustrations are given. The relationships of the new genus with other genera of the tribe are discussed. It is assigned to the subtribe Planiloricariina, together with Pseudohemiodon Bleeker, 1862, Rhadinoloricaria Isbrücke...

  12. Karyotypic characterization of Prochilodus mariae, Semaprochilodus kneri and S. laticeps(Teleostei: Prochilodontidae) from Caicara del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Claudio Oliveira; Mauro Nirchio; Ángel Granado; Sara Levy

    2003-01-01

    Fish of the family Prochilodontidae are considered one of the most important components of commercial and subsistence fishery in freshwater environments in South America. This family consists of 21 species and three genera. In the present study, the karyotypes of Prochilodus mariae, Semaprochilodus kneri, and S. laticeps from Caicara del Orinoco, Bolivar State, Venezuela were studied. The species P. mariae, S. kneri and S. laticeps exhibited 2n=54 chromosomes (40 metacentric and 14 submetacen...

  13. Experiences and best practices in the use of PCPs in Orinoco Belt, Carabobo area, Venezuela

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    Ramos, M.A.; Brown, J.C.; Quijada, M.; Parra, R.; Romero, J. [Petroleos de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela); Seince, L. [PCM, Vanves (France)

    2008-07-01

    Artificial lift methods used to produce heavy oil in Venezuela's Orinoco oil belt were discussed. Progressive cavity pumps (PCPs) have been used in the region since the 1990s as an alternative method of producing the region's heavy oil. Artificial lift is now used in over 50 per cent of the region's producing wells, and accounts for approximately 45 per cent of current production. This paper discussed modifications made to the PCP implementation process, new designs, improvements to fluid handling capabilities, and reduced costs. The region has developed artificial lift systems as well as new horizontal and multi-lateral wells. PCP production methods have reduced the lifting cost and increased the reliability of the system. Modifications included pump capacity, downhole pressure sensors, top drives and variable speeds. The use of PCP in vertical and deviated wells. Gas separators have been designed to increase pumping efficiencies, reduced carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) emissions and corrosion. 3 refs., 2 tabs., 11 figs.

  14. Datos sobre la vegetación de los humedales de América del Sur: de las sabanas bolivianas a los Llanos del Orinoco (Venezuela)

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    Galán de Mera, Antonio; Linares Perea, Eliana

    2008-01-01

    Datos sobre la vegetación de los humedales de América del Sur. De las sabanas bolivianas a los Llanos del Orinoco (Venezuela). En base a los inventarios fitosociológicos levantados en 3 humedales de América del Sur (Llanos de Moxos y Pantanal, Bolivia; Llanos del Orinoco, Venezuela) damos a conocer semejanzas y diferencias en la composición de comunidades vegetales. Como resultado, describimos 4 asociaciones [Hydrocleydo nymphoidis-Nymphoidetum herzogii (comunidades de ninfeidos), Oxycaryo cu...

  15. Líderes políticos indígenas en Amazonia: Política y auto-representación entre los ye'kwana del Alto Orinoco

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    Matthew Lauer

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo examina el ascenso de un líder indígena entre los ye’kwana del sur de Venezuela para analizar la política de identidad indígena de la región. Debido a unas circunstancias extraordinarias que crearon un municipio en Alto Orinoco exclusivamente poblado de indígenas, los ye’kwana tienen la posibilidad de elegir representantes indígenas para los cargos públicos. Estos nuevos líderes políticos ye’kwana están bajo muchas presiones contradictorias porque organizaciones no gubernamentales, grupos trasnacionales, políticos venezolanos, y los grupos étnicos de la región tienen diferentes expectativas de cómo los líderes indígenas deben manejar los recursos del estado y deben actuar como políticos. Se ofrece una perspectiva critica sobre las diferentes expectativas que tienen estos grupos. El análisis tendrá como objetivo mostrar cómo los cambios políticos en el Alto Orinoco han creado una situación casi insuperable para líderes indígenas porque los líderes están atrapados entre expectativas contradictorias.

  16. LISTA DE LOS MOLUSCOS (GASTROPODA-BIVALVIA) DULCEACUÍCOLAS Y ESTUARINOS DE LA CUENCA DEL ORINOCO (VENEZUELA)

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    Lasso, Carlos A.; Martínez-Escarbassiere, Rafael; Capelo, Juan Carlos; Morales-Betancourt, Mónica A.; Sánchez-Maya, Alejandro

    2009-01-01

    Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica y de colecciones en museos, así como de datos originales de los autores, para reconocer las especies dulceacuícolas y estuarinas de moluscos gastrópodos y bivalvos presentes en la cuenca del Orinoco (Venezuela). Se consolida un listado preliminar para la cuenca de 104 especies distribuidas entre la clase Gastropoda (14 familias y 58 especies) y la clase Bivalvia (13 familias y 45 especies). Entre los gastrópodos la familia Ampullaridae fue la más diversa ...

  17. New own design an application of electric heating cable for the Orinoco oil belt wells in Venezuela

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    Quezada, A; Jorge, L [PDVSA PETROLEOS S.A. (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    In the heavy oil industry, thermal recovery processes are common methods to reduce oil viscosity and the oil steaking factor. One of these methods consists of using a heating element to increase the well's temperature.. A new heating system, the down hole electric heating system (CEF), has been developed where the hold cable for the horizontal section is heated and used as a resistive heating element; the aim of this paper is to present this new technology system and its application. The system was installed one of PDVSA's wells in the Zuata Field in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela and has now been in use for 8 months. Results showed a production increase of 20% with the use of the down hole electric heating system. Through successful application in a well in Venezuela, this paper showed that the down hole electric heating system can be a good alternative to produce oil from heavy oil reservoirs.

  18. Evaluation of thermal performance in fields subjected to steam injection (SW-SAGD mode), Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Armas, F.; Mago, R.; Franco, L.; Rodriguez, J.; Gil, E. [PDVSA EandP (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The first well to operate the SW-SAGD process in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela was built in 2006 by Petroleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA). SW-SAGD is a thermal recovery process consisting in the injection of steam through a horizontal well pipe insulation. In order to follow the behavior of steam and the movement of heated fluids in such a process better, PDVSA installed a monitoring system composed of high temperature fiber optic and thermocouple type sensors. The aim of this paper is to assess the thermal behavior of reservoirs in wells under the SW-SAGD process. A pilot test has been conducted over the last 3 years. Results show an increase in production and estimations show a recovery factor twice as high as in other wells. This study demonstrated that SW-SAGD is an excellent alternative solution to stimulate reservoirs in the Orinoco oil belt and valuable information on the reservoir's thermal behavior was established.

  19. Regional controls on geomorphology, hydrology, and ecosystem integrity in the Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

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    Warne, A.G.; Meade, R.H.; White, W.A.; Guevara, E.H.; Gibeaut, J.; Smyth, R.C.; Aslan, A.; Tremblay, T.

    2002-01-01

    Interacting river discharge, tidal oscillation, and tropical rainfall across the 22,000 km2 Orinoco delta plain support diverse fresh and brackish water ecosystems. To develop environmental baseline information for this largely unpopulated region, we evaluate major coastal plain, shallow marine, and river systems of northeastern South America, which serves to identify principal sources and controls of water and sediment flow into, through, and out of the Orinoco Delta. The regional analysis includes a summary of the geology, hydrodynamics, sediment dynamics, and geomorphic characteristics of the Orinoco drainage basin, river, and delta system. Because the Amazon River is a major source of sediment deposited along the Orinoco coast, we summarize Amazon water and sediment input to the northeastern South American littoral zone. We investigate sediment dynamics and geomorphology of the Guiana coast, where marine processes and Holocene history are similar to the Orinoco coast. Major factors controlling Orinoco Delta water and sediment dynamics include the pronounced annual flood discharge; the uneven distribution of water and sediment discharge across the delta plain; discharge of large volumes of water with low sediment concentrations through the Rio Grande and Araguao distributaries; water and sediment dynamics associated with the Guayana littoral current along the northeastern South American coast; inflow of large volumes of Amazon sediment to the Orinoco coast; development of a fresh water plume seaward of Boca Grande; disruption of the Guayana Current by Trinidad, Boca de Serpientes, and Gulf of Paria; and the constriction at Boca de Serpientes. ?? 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Multiple Paternity in a Reintroduced Population of the Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius at the El Frio Biological Station, Venezuela.

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    Natalia A Rossi Lafferriere

    Full Text Available The success of a reintroduction program is determined by the ability of individuals to reproduce and thrive. Hence, an understanding of the mating system and breeding strategies of reintroduced species can be critical to the success, evaluation and effective management of reintroduction programs. As one of the most threatened crocodile species in the world, the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius has been reduced to only a few wild populations in the Llanos of Venezuela and Colombia. One of these populations was founded by reintroduction at Caño Macanillal and La Ramera lagoon within the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela. Twenty egg clutches of C. intermedius were collected at the El Frío Biological Station for incubation in the lab and release of juveniles after one year. Analyzing 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci from 335 hatchlings we found multiple paternity in C. intermedius, with half of the 20 clutches fathered by two or three males. Sixteen mothers and 14 fathers were inferred by reconstruction of multilocus parental genotypes. Our findings showed skewed paternal contributions to multiple-sired clutches in four of the clutches (40%, leading to an overall unequal contribution of offspring among fathers with six of the 14 inferred males fathering 90% of the total offspring, and three of those six males fathering more than 70% of the total offspring. Our results provide the first evidence of multiple paternity occurring in the Orinoco crocodile and confirm the success of reintroduction efforts of this critically endangered species in the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela.

  1. Characterization, origin and hierarchy of lateral shale-barriers in the Petrocedeno heavy oil field, Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Hegner, J. [Petrocedeno, Total E and P (Venezuela); Bejarano, C. [Petrocedeno, PDVSA, CVP (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The Petrocedeno heavy oil field located in the western part of the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela, is in its last stages of primary recovery with over 10 years of production and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects are now being considered. A better reservoir characterization is required to implement those EOR projects and thus the aim of the study is to improve understanding of the reservoir barriers and baffles. Based on available data, core description and wire-line pressure depletion data from the Petrocedeno field, a shale barrier model was developed. It was found that thick mudstone may provide shale barriers and interact with production. In addition a hierarchy for the Petrocedeno area was proposed. This study provided a better understanding of shale barriers in the Petrocedeno heavy oil field but further research should be undertaken to refine the recognition of shale origin.

  2. Geostatistical modeling of a fluviodeltaic reservoir in the Huyapari Field, Hamaca area, in the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    De Ascencao, Erika M.; Munckton, Toni; Digregorio, Ricardo [Petropiar (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The Huyapari field, situated within the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco (FPO) of Venezuela presents unique problems in terms of modeling. This field is spread over a wide area and is therefore subject to variable oil quality and complex fluvial facies architecture. Ameriven and PDVSA have been working on characterizing the ld's reservoirs in this field since 2000 and the aim of this paper is to present these efforts. Among others, a 3-D seismic survey completed in 1998 and a stratigraphic framework built from 149 vertical wells were used for reservoir characterization. Geostatistical techniques such as sequential Gaussian simulation with locally varying mean and cloud transform were also used. Results showed that these geostatistical methods accurately represented the architecture and properties of the reservoir and its fluid distribution. This paper showed that the application of numerous different techniques in the Hamasca area permitted reservoir complexity to be captured.

  3. Iron and copper in Plagioscion squamosissimus (Piscis: Sciaenidae) of river Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Bauxite exploitation of the Orinoco River in recent years is an important source of heavy metals discharge in the ecosystem, changing the natural biochemical flow of these elements and their concentrations in water, sediment and organisms. Iron and copper concentrations were measured in the fish Plagioscion squamosissimus in the Orinoco river, by sampling the fish population for three months (September-November 1998) in the main channel of the middle Orinoco. The internal organs of 30 fishes per month and site were stove-dried, pulverized and dried in disecator for 30 min to use as indicators with the acid digestion method for predicting the effect of heavy metals. We found relatively high values of iron and copper concentrations in fishes of the lagoon, and high seasonal variations in the iron concentration. (Author)

  4. 3a static model of Oligocene and lower Miocene oil reservoirs, Junin 5 block, Orinoco heavy oil belt, Venezuela

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    Rojas, G.; Simon, C.; Capoferri, E.; Redaelli, M.; Marcano, E. [Eni Venezuela B.V., Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Solorzano, E. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). CVP

    2009-07-01

    The presence of oil in Venezuela's Orinoco heavy oil belt has been known since the 1930's, but the first rigorous evaluation of the resource was only made in the 1980's and revised in 2005. The Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco (FPO) has been divided into 4 areas, namely the Boyaca (6 blocks), Junin (11 blocks), Ayacucho (7 blocks) and Carabobo (4 blocks). The Junin 5 block covers a surface area of 672 km{sup 2} and consists of extra-heavy oil accumulations with an average API gravity of 8. Field static and dynamic models were generated as part of a joint study agreement between PDVSA and Eni Venezuela that included the quantification and the certification of stock tank oil initially in place (STOIIP). A reservoir analysis was performed based on original geophysical, petrophysical, stratigraphic and sedimentological studies. The Cretaceous to Oligo-Miocene reservoir sequence consists of a complex mix of fluvial and tidal delta facies interbedded with alluvial and coastal plain non-reservoir intervals. Structurally, the sequence consists of a faulted monocline dipping north-northeast and onlapping southwards onto Paleozoic meta-sediments. The 6 petrophysical facies include coarse-medium sand, fine-medium sand, heterolithic deposits, coal, tight facies and shale. A relationship between petrophysical facies derived from electric logs and sedimentological facies described from bottom-hole cores was found. At least 15 hydraulic units were defined in the whole sequence. All the results of the reservoir analysis were integrated into a geo-cellular model of the whole Junin 5 block. The STOIIP of the Junin 5 block, which was computed taking into account all the pay facies, was found to be 39,416 MMSTB. The most important reservoirs are the Arenas Basales and the Oligocene which contain more than 85 per cent of the oil volume. 12 refs., 1 tab., 14 figs.

  5. Haematological values of post-laying Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) in the Orinoco River, Venezuela

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    Rossini, Mario; Blanco, P.A.; Marin, E.;

    2012-01-01

    The Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) is an endangered species, as a result of long-lasting, unsustainable exploitation. To obtain reference haematological values from the wild Podocnemis expansa during postlaying, 20 turtles were captured in the Orinoco River. Blood was obtained from the dorsal...

  6. SAGD pilot project, wells MFB-772 (producer) / MFB-773 (injector), U1,3 MFB-53 reservoir, Bare Field. Orinoco oil belt. Venezuela

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    Mago, R.; Franco, L.; Armas, F.; Vasquez, R.; Rodriguez, J.; Gil, E. [PDVSA EandP (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    In heavy oil and extra heavy oil fields, steam assisted gravity drainage is a thermal recovery method used to reduce oil viscosity and thus increase oil recovery. For SAGD to be successfully applied in deep reservoirs, drilling and completion of the producer and injector wells are critical. Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is currently assessing the feasibility of SAGD in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela and this paper aims at presenting the methodology used to ensure optimal drilling and completion of the project. This method was divided in several stages: planning, drilling and completion of the producer, injector and then of the observer wells and cold information capture. It was found that the use of magnetic guidance tools, injection pipe pre-insulated and pressure and temperature sensors helps optimize the drilling and completion process. A methodology was presented to standardize operational procedures in the drilling and completion of SAGD projects in the Orinoco oil belt.

  7. Multiple Paternity in a Reintroduced Population of the Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) at the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela

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    Lafferriere, Natalia A. Rossi; Antelo, Rafael; Alda, Fernando; Martensson, Dick; Hailer, Frank; Castroviejo-Fisher, Santiago; Ayarzagueena, Jose; Ginsberg, Joshua R.; Castroviejo, Javier; Doadrio, Ignacio; Vila, Carles; Amato, George

    2016-01-01

    The success of a reintroduction program is determined by the ability of individuals to reproduce and thrive. Hence, an understanding of the mating system and breeding strategies of reintroduced species can be critical to the success, evaluation and effective management of reintroduction programs. As one of the most threatened crocodile species in the world, the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) has been reduced to only a few wild populations in the Llanos of Venezuela and Colombia. O...

  8. Data from sediment studies of the Rio Orinoco, Venezuela, August 15-25, 1982

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    Nordin, Carl F.; Meade, R.H.; Curtis, C.C.

    1983-01-01

    Water and suspended-sediment discharges were measured and bed-material samples were collected during August, 1982, at 9 cross sections along a 800-kilometer reach of the Rio Orinoco. Flows varied from approximately 31,000 to 72,000 cubic meters per second, and sediment discharge varied from approximately 1,600 to 8,000 kilograms per second. The bed material is mostly fine to medium sand and almost one-third of the suspended sediment is sand.

  9. Petrophysical and sedimentological characterization of the Zuata field in Orinoco Oil Belt. Venezuela

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    The Zuata field is in the middle of the Jun in block in Orinoco Oil Belt and its production is handled by the district of Cabrutica which planning to develop a comprehensive reservoir model that allows leverage a correct management of hydrocarbon reserves. The purpose of this study is to generate a sedimentological and petrophysical model to know the architecture and quality of the rocks

  10. Karyotypic characterization of Prochilodus mariae, Semaprochilodus kneri and S. laticeps(Teleostei: Prochilodontidae from Caicara del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Fish of the family Prochilodontidae are considered one of the most important components of commercial and subsistence fishery in freshwater environments in South America. This family consists of 21 species and three genera. In the present study, the karyotypes of Prochilodus mariae, Semaprochilodus kneri, and S. laticeps from Caicara del Orinoco, Bolivar State, Venezuela were studied. The species P. mariae, S. kneri and S. laticeps exhibited 2n=54 chromosomes (40 metacentric and 14 submetacentric, a single chromosome pair with nucleolus organizer regions, and a large amount of heterochromatin found at centromeric and pericentromeric positions in almost all chromosomes. The P. mariae specimens studied displayed 0 to 3 supernumerary microchromosomes. The data obtained here confirm the conservative nature of the chromosome number and morphology of Prochilodontidae and reinforce the hypothesis that small structural chromosome rearrangements were the main cause of the karyotypic diversification seen in this group.Os peixes da família Prochilodontidae são considerados um dos componentes mais importantes da pesca comercial e de subsistência em ambientes de água doce na América do Sul. Essa família compreende 21 espécies e três gêneros. No presente estudo foram analisados os cariótipos de Prochilodus mariae, Semaprochilodus kneri e S. laticeps provenientes de Caicara del Orinoco, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. As espécies P. mariae, S. kneri e S. laticeps apresentaram 2n=54 cromossomos (40 metacêntricos e 14 submetacêntricos, um único par de cromossomos com regiões organizadoras de nucléolo e uma grande quantidade de heterocromatina em posição centromérica e pericentromérica de quase todos os cromossomos. Os espécimes estudados de P. mariae apresentaram de 0 a 3 microcromossomos supranumerários. Os dados obtidos aqui confirmam a natureza conservada do número e da morfologia cromossômica dos Prochilodontidae e reforçam a hipótese de

  11. Drilling fluids engineering to drill extra-heavy oil reservoir on the Orinoco Oil Belt, eastern Venezuela

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    Pino, R.; Gonazalez, W. [Proamsa, Maturin, Monagas (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    Petrocedeno is an exploration and development company operating in Venezuela. As part of a multidisciplinary group, Proamsa has been working with Petrocedeno to drill horizontal wells while minimizing issues related to the handling of drilling fluids. Proamsa is the only 100 per cent Venezuelan Company involved in drilling extra-heavy oil wells. The drilling plan for Petrocedeno was divided into two campaigns. More than 400 horizontal wells were drilled during the first campaign from 1999 to 2003 which represented over 2,500,000 drilled feet into the Oficina Formation (pay zone of the field). From 2006, during the second drilling campaign, and another 154 horizontal wells having been drilled until 2006 utilizing the xantam gum viscoelastic fluid. This paper discussed the field geology of the Orinoco oil belt. Well design was also explained and discussed and drilling fluid design and new fluid formations were presented. The benefits of xantam gum viscoelastic fluid were also discussed. It was concluded that recycling of drilling fluid from well to well minimized volume and reduced costs. In addition, centrifugation of drilling fluids either on intermediate or horizontals sections while the rig was skidding was always a very good practice avoiding mixing additional volumes. It was also demonstrated that the initial idea to provide a drilling fluid service company with a 100 per cent national value was a success, as demonstrated by the high performance shown by Proamsa during the second drilling campaign with external technologic support. 6 refs., 4 tabs., 4 figs.

  12. Reservoir characterization of hydraulic flow units in heavy-oil reservoirs at Petromonagas, eastern Orinoco belt, Venezuela

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    Merletti, G.D.; Hewitt, N.; Barrios, F.; Vega, V.; Carias, J. [BP Exploration, Houston, TX (United States); Bueno, J.C.; Lopez, L. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    An accurate integrated reservoir description is necessary in extra-heavy oil prospects where pore throat geometries are the ultimate control on hydrocarbon primary recovery. The key element in producing accurate oil reservoir descriptions and improving productivity is to determine relationships between core-derived pore-throat parameters and log-derived macroscopic attributes. This paper described the use of the flow zone indicator technique (FZI) to identify hydraulic units within depositional facies. It focused on a petrophysical analysis aimed at improving the description of reservoir sandstones containing heavy or extra heavy oil in the eastern Orinoco belt in Venezuela. The Petromonagas license area contains large volumes of crude oil in-place with an API gravity of 8. Production comes primarily from the lowermost stratigraphic unit of the Oficina Formation, the Miocene Morichal Member. Facies analysis has revealed various depositional settings and core measurements depict a wide range in reservoir quality within specific depositional facies. The reservoir is divided into 4 different rock qualities and 5 associated non-reservoir rocks. The use of the FZI technique provides a better understanding of the relationship between petrophysical rock types and depositional facies. 4 refs., 4 tabs., 8 figs.

  13. "Muy poco se sabe de los resultados": Francis E. Bond's expedition to the Paria Peninsula and delta of the Orinoco, Venezuela (1911).

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    Dorr, L J

    2010-01-01

    The natural history expedition of the American banker and stock broker Francis E. Bond and companions to the Paria Peninsula and delta of the Orinoco, Venezuela, in early 1911 is described. Biographical details are provided for the three principles: Francis E. Bond, Stewardson Brown and Thomas S. Gillin. The itinerary of their three and a half month expedition is elaborated, and notes are provided on the collection of plants, animals, and artefacts that they gathered in South America and deposited in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia on their return. PMID:21137585

  14. Haematological values of post-laying Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) in the Orinoco River, Venezuela.

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    Rossini, M; Blanco, P A; Marín, E; Comerma-Steffensen, S; Zerpa, H

    2012-02-01

    The Arrau turtle (Podocnemis expansa) is an endangered species, as a result of long-lasting, unsustainable exploitation. To obtain reference haematological values from the wild Podocnemis expansa during post-laying, 20 turtles were captured in the Orinoco River. Blood was obtained from the dorsal cervical sinus in lithium heparin tubes. Red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), thrombocytes (TC), packed cell volume (PCV), plasmatic protein (PP), haemoglobin (Hgb), mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and differential leukocyte count were determined. Haematological values were: RBC 0.9×10(9)/L, WBC 5.7×10(9)/L, TC 5.4×10(9)/L, PCV 35.6%, PP 4.2g/dL, Hgb 11.8g/dL, MCV 411fL. The differential leukocyte count comprised: 71% heterophils, 23% lymphocytes, 3% eosinophils, 1.6% basophils, and 1% monocytes. The reports of reference haematology values for the wild P. expansa are limited; therefore, the results presented herein contrast with those values obtained in captivity. This study represents a contribution to the referential haematological values of the wild P. expansa. PMID:21122881

  15. Development of extra-heavy oil reservoirs in block MPE-3 in the Orinoco Belt, Venezuela

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    Zhang, S.; Xu, G.; Liu, D.; Liu, Y.; Yang, J. [CNPC America Ltd., Caracas (Venezuela); Reina, E.; Serna, C.; Torres, A.; Salazar, O. [PDVSA, Caracas (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    This paper described development plans for an extra heavy oil reservoir in Venezuela. The reservoir was principally comprised of non-consolidated sandstones. Development plans were based on an initial reservoir description that used detailed subdivisions and correlations, accurate reservoir seismic-structural interpretations, lithographical analyses and seismic-petrophysical inversions. The analyses were used to develop a detailed geological model which served as a guide for horizontal well drilling in the region. The plan was made with consideration of the geological features and the extra heavy oil reservoir characteristics in the region. The technology was implemented in the MPE-3 block of a heavy oil field in Venezuela. A high quality 3-D simulation tool was used to separate the block into several different sections. Main productions layers were developed simultaneously in order to reduce costs. As a result of the model, the development included 3D horizontal well cluster drilling, advanced low-rate washout coring and core cooling techniques, and sand control using electric submersible pump and progressive cavity pumps. It was concluded that 95 wells are now achieving production rates of 123,500 barrels per day, and have achieved an additional $2 billion in income per year. 12 refs., 3 tabs., 9 figs.

  16. [Gradients, stability and conservation status of fishes in the Andean mountain streams of the Orinoco versant, Venezuela].

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    Rodríguez-Olarte, Douglas; Barrios Gómez, Margenny

    2014-09-01

    Most Andean mountain streams of the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela, had been suffering various disturbances. In spite of this, fish communities have been poorly evaluated in terms of spatial and temporal gradients. Thus, the generation of information about these communities is a priority, since it may support conservation of regional hydrobiological resources. For this, six sites were monthly evaluated in tributaries of upper Turbio River in Sierra de Portuguesa (770-1,305 msnm), during the dry season and the beginning of the rainy season (January-April 2012); we characterized stream dimensions, substrate and water physicochemical variables. Electrofishing was used to determine the number and abundance of fish species. The fish communities and their stability were evaluated by exploring the changes in richness and abundance, coefficients of variation, hierarchical classification and non-metrical multidimensional scaling analysis. The sites conservation status was estimated with a habitat integrity index. Our results showed that richness of the 12 species found varied accord- ing to the mountain elevation, the tributaries and the conservation status of the sites. Chaetostoma dorsale, Creagrutus taphorni and Chaetostoma milesi comprised 90.8% of the relative abundance, and maintained the first ranks during the study period. The communities had little spatio-temporal variation which was associated with a gradient signed principally by the amount of shadow, rocks and gravel cover, water temperature and conductivity. Stability was moderate but varied with elevation and according to site conservation status. The tributaries in upper Turbio River were found to be under severe impacts and their fishes were found impoverished and at risk. PMID:25412531

  17. ORINOCO CROCODILE CROCODYLUS INTERMEDIUS

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    Seijas, Andrés E.; Antelo, Rafael; Thorbjarnarson, John B.; Ardila Robayo, María Cristina

    1992-01-01

    The Orinoco crocodile is a large, relatively long-nosed crocodile restricted to the middle and lower reaches of the Orinoco River and its tributaries in Venezuela and Colombia Although this crocodile was found in a wide variety of habitats, including rivers in tropical evergreen forest and piedmont streams in the foothills of the Andes, it reached its greatest numbers in the seasonal rivers of the Llanos savanna region

  18. Vector bionomics and malaria transmission in the Upper Orinoco River, Southern Venezuela.

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    Magris, Magda; Rubio-Palis, Yasmin; Menares, Cristóbal; Villegas, Leopoldo

    2007-06-01

    A longitudinal epidemiological and entomological study was carried out in Ocamo, Upper Orinoco River, between January 1994 and February 1995 to understand the dynamics of malaria transmission in this area. Malaria transmission occurs throughout the year with a peak in June at the beginning of the rainy season. The Annual Parasite Index was 1,279 per 1,000 populations at risk. Plasmodium falciparum infections accounted for 64% of all infections, P. vivax for 28%, and P. malariae for 4%. Mixed P. falciparum/P. vivax infections were diagnosed in 15 people representing 4% of total cases. Children under 10 years accounted for 58% of the cases; the risk for malaria in this age group was 77% higher than for those in the greater than 50 years age group. Anopheles darlingi was the predominant anopheline species landing on humans indoors with a biting peak between midnight and dawn. A significant positive correlation was found between malaria monthly incidence and mean number of An. darlingi caught. There was not a significant relationship between mean number of An. darlingi and rainfall or between incidence and rainfall. A total of 7295 anophelines were assayed by ELISA for detection of Plasmodium circumsporozoite (CS) protein. Only An. darlingi (55) was positive for CS proteins of P. falciparum (0.42%), P. malariae (0.25%), and P. vivax-247 (0.1%). The overall estimated entomological inoculation rate was 129 positive bites/person/year. The present study was the first longitudinal entomological and epidemiological study conducted in this area and set up the basic ground for subsequent intervention with insecticide-treated nets. PMID:17568935

  19. Vector bionomics and malaria transmission in the Upper Orinoco River, Southern Venezuela

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A longitudinal epidemiological and entomological study was carried out in Ocamo, Upper Orinoco River, between January 1994 and February 1995 to understand the dynamics of malaria transmission in this area. Malaria transmission occurs throughout the year with a peak in June at the beginning of the rainy season. The Annual Parasite Index was 1,279 per 1,000 populations at risk. Plasmodium falciparum infections accounted for 64% of all infections, P. vivax for 28%, and P. malariae for 4%. Mixed P. falciparum/P. vivax infections were diagnosed in 15 people representing 4% of total cases. Children under 10 years accounted for 58% of the cases; the risk for malaria in this age group was 77% higher than for those in the greater than 50 years age group. Anopheles darlingi was the predominant anopheline species landing on humans indoors with a biting peak between midnight and dawn. A significant positive correlation was found between malaria monthly incidence and mean number of An. darlingi caught. There was not a significant relationship between mean number of An. darlingi and rainfall or between incidence and rainfall. A total of 7295 anophelines were assayed by ELISA for detection of Plasmodium circumsporozoite (CS protein. Only An. darlingi (55 was positive for CS proteins of P. falciparum (0.42%, P. malariae (0.25%, and P. vivax-247 (0.1%. The overall estimated entomological inoculation rate was 129 positive bites/person/year. The present study was the first longitudinal entomological and epidemiological study conducted in this area and set up the basic ground for subsequent intervention with insecticide-treated nets.

  20. Integrated reservoir characterization and oil in place estimation for Ayacucho area, Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Hernandez, E.; Bauza, I.; Cadena, A. [Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    This paper presented the results of a study that investigated the reservoir rock and fluid properties of the main formations in the Orinoco Oil Belt. The four major areas of the basin include the Boyaca, Junin, Ayacucho and Carabobo. An integrated reservoir model based on geological analysis, petrophysics, 2D seismic, fluid analysis, 3D Geocellular modeling was developed to characterize the Ayacucho area, in which oil traps are mainly stratigraphic in the lowermost sand-bodies of Oficina Formation. The main oil bearing intervals are sand beds of the basal part of the formation. Five major geological zones have been identified in the Oficina Formation based on sequence stratigraphy, lithology and facies change, core description, and log-derived properties. The uppermost part of the Oficina Formation (zone A) has the most extensive indications of marine influence in its strata succession. The sandstone beds of the middle part (zone B) are massive to cross bedded and have been deposited in shoreline. Zones C and D are composed of shale, siltstone, mudstone, coaly beds, and sand-bodies, and are the depositional product of tide-dominated coastal plain settings. The main reservoir is located in the lowermost sand-bodies of the formation. The main oil bearing intervals are sand beds of the basal part of the formation, namely zones E. These sand-bodies were deposited in a braided fluvial setting. The oil bearing zones thicknesses are variable and most of the faults are normal and oriented east-west. It was concluded that the Oficina Formation in Ayacucho contains 166 MMMSTB of original oil in place. The average viscosity value for Ayacucho is estimated at 5000 cp. decreasing from south to north. 14 refs., 2 tabs., 18 figs.

  1. Orinoco River Suspended Sediment Studies Using 99mTc - Venezuela [Case Study: Radiotracer Applications for Investigation of Suspended Sediment Transport

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    In April 2006, under the IAEA TC project VEN/8/019: ''Management of Sediments throughout the Navigation Channel of the Orinoco River'' radiotracer studies were performed in Orinoco River, Venezuela, in the stretch Guarguapo-Barrancas-Ya Ya, in order to evaluate bottom and suspended sediment transport. The objective of the former study was related to the choice of dumping site for the dredged material in the ship channels. The main objective of the latter was to study the behavior of fine sediment in suspension: advection velocity, dispersion coefficient, sedimentation rate (SR) and dilution, taking into account that the fine sediment is the main carrier of heavy metals and other pollutants in the water environment. The Orinoco River basin is, nowadays, experiencing a fast industrial development with many industries being installed in the river margins and having outfalls discharging into the watercourse. In relation to the suspended sediment study, two sub-superficial injections of mud labelled with 99mTc were performed in the points PS-1 and PS-2.The initial activities used during the injections were respectively, 2.1 and 1.6 Ci (78 and 59 GBq). The detection was performed by a boat with two scintillation detectors placed at 1.5 m (Detector 1) and 0.5 m (Detector 2) below the water surface

  2. Horizontal alternating steam drive process for the Orinoco heavy oil belt in eastern Venezuela

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    Edgar A. Fernandez R.; Bashbush, J.L. [Schlumberger, Sugar Land, TX (United States)

    2008-10-15

    Horizontal alternating steam drive (HASD) processes use single horizontal wells that cyclically switch between injection and production phases. The steam chambers generated by the wells are laterally driven by the pressure differentials created by adjacent producers to form a sweeping front between the wells. This feasibility study assessed the use of HASD processes at a heavy oil reservoir in Venezuela. The study used numerical simulations from a representative reservoir with a 5-horizontal well array to asses the HASD recovery technique under various scenarios. Sensitivity analyses were also conducted to consider the positioning of the horizontal well placement in the reservoir column; different injection sequences; variations in the duration of injection cycles; injection rates; and the lengths of the horizontal reach of the wells. Results of the study suggested that HASD is a suitable alternative for reservoirs with sands in the 20 foot to 50 foot thickness range. HASD achieved average recovery factors of above 20 per cent over a 15 year period, and required fewer wells than steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) processes. It was concluded that the wells must be designed to consider the additional thermal stresses resulting the repeated injection and production cycles associated with HASD processes. The 6 refs., 2 tabs., 16 figs.

  3. Evaluation of downhole electrical heating in heavy oil of the Orinoco belt, Venezuela

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    Marfissi, S.; Campos, F.; Osuna, C.; Brown, J. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). Exploration and Production

    2009-07-01

    The study analyzed the benefits of using downhole electrical heating technologies at extra-heavy and heavy oil fields in Venezuela. A method of simulating artificial lift methods using a nodal analysis technique for rod pumping and progressive cavity pumps was presented. Wells were configured in relation to pump type, lengths and tubing and casing diameters. Vertical and horizontal multiphase flow correlations were used for heavy and extra-heavy oil production. The fluid characteristics of fluids, water cut, oil rates and well productivity indices from wells located in the oil fields were used in the artificial lift simulations. Current and predictive oil production rates were analyzed. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) were conducted in order to determine the influence of the electrical heating system on the pay zone and reservoir formation. The study showed that heating generated a significant reduction in oil viscosity and reduced frictional pressure drops, which in turn allowed the pumps to handle a greater amount of fluids. Higher flow rates reduced heat losses. Oil temperatures at the pump inlet did not influence elastomer properties in progressive cavity pumps. It was concluded that productivity increases when wells are shut down for a period of 7 days during the heating process. 6 refs., 1 tab., 14 figs.

  4. Multiple Paternity in a Reintroduced Population of the Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) at the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela.

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    Rossi Lafferriere, Natalia A; Antelo, Rafael; Alda, Fernando; Mårtensson, Dick; Hailer, Frank; Castroviejo-Fisher, Santiago; Ayarzagüena, José; Ginsberg, Joshua R; Castroviejo, Javier; Doadrio, Ignacio; Vilá, Carles; Amato, George

    2016-01-01

    The success of a reintroduction program is determined by the ability of individuals to reproduce and thrive. Hence, an understanding of the mating system and breeding strategies of reintroduced species can be critical to the success, evaluation and effective management of reintroduction programs. As one of the most threatened crocodile species in the world, the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) has been reduced to only a few wild populations in the Llanos of Venezuela and Colombia. One of these populations was founded by reintroduction at Caño Macanillal and La Ramera lagoon within the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela. Twenty egg clutches of C. intermedius were collected at the El Frío Biological Station for incubation in the lab and release of juveniles after one year. Analyzing 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci from 335 hatchlings we found multiple paternity in C. intermedius, with half of the 20 clutches fathered by two or three males. Sixteen mothers and 14 fathers were inferred by reconstruction of multilocus parental genotypes. Our findings showed skewed paternal contributions to multiple-sired clutches in four of the clutches (40%), leading to an overall unequal contribution of offspring among fathers with six of the 14 inferred males fathering 90% of the total offspring, and three of those six males fathering more than 70% of the total offspring. Our results provide the first evidence of multiple paternity occurring in the Orinoco crocodile and confirm the success of reintroduction efforts of this critically endangered species in the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela. PMID:26982578

  5. Multiple Paternity in a Reintroduced Population of the Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) at the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela

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    Alda, Fernando; Mårtensson, Dick; Hailer, Frank; Castroviejo-Fisher, Santiago; Ginsberg, Joshua R.; Castroviejo, Javier; Doadrio, Ignacio; Vilá, Carles; Amato, George

    2016-01-01

    The success of a reintroduction program is determined by the ability of individuals to reproduce and thrive. Hence, an understanding of the mating system and breeding strategies of reintroduced species can be critical to the success, evaluation and effective management of reintroduction programs. As one of the most threatened crocodile species in the world, the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) has been reduced to only a few wild populations in the Llanos of Venezuela and Colombia. One of these populations was founded by reintroduction at Caño Macanillal and La Ramera lagoon within the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela. Twenty egg clutches of C. intermedius were collected at the El Frío Biological Station for incubation in the lab and release of juveniles after one year. Analyzing 17 polymorphic microsatellite loci from 335 hatchlings we found multiple paternity in C. intermedius, with half of the 20 clutches fathered by two or three males. Sixteen mothers and 14 fathers were inferred by reconstruction of multilocus parental genotypes. Our findings showed skewed paternal contributions to multiple-sired clutches in four of the clutches (40%), leading to an overall unequal contribution of offspring among fathers with six of the 14 inferred males fathering 90% of the total offspring, and three of those six males fathering more than 70% of the total offspring. Our results provide the first evidence of multiple paternity occurring in the Orinoco crocodile and confirm the success of reintroduction efforts of this critically endangered species in the El Frío Biological Station, Venezuela. PMID:26982578

  6. Seasonal variability of total dissolved fluxes and origin of major dissolved elements within a large tropical river : the Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Laraque, Alain; Moquet, J.S.; Alkattan, R.; Steiger, J.; Mora, A.; Adèle, Georges; Castellanos, B.; Lagane, C.; Lopez, J. L.; Perez, J.; Rodriguez, M.; Rosales, J.

    2013-01-01

    Seasonal variations of total dissolved fluxes of the lower Orinoco River were calculated taking into account four complete hydrological cycles during a five-year period (2005-2010). The modern concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) of the Orinoco surface waters were compared with data collected during the second half of the last century published in the literature. This comparison leads to the conclusion that chemical composition did not evolve significantly at least over the last thi...

  7. Technical feasibility assessment of horizontal alterning steam drive (HASD) implementation as a thermal recovery option for the Junin 8 block in Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Velasquez, R.G.; Figueroa, Y.; Pinto, L.R. [PDVSA CVP (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco, Venezuela, is the largest accumulation field in the world, extraction is mainly achieved with cold production and recovery factors are around 10%. Thus the implementation of new technologies such as thermal recovery methods is needed to increase oil production through better recovery factors. This study aimed at assessing the technical feasibility of applying the horizontal alternate steam drive (HASD) method which consists of 3 or more parallel horizontal wells acting alternately as injectors and producers. Simulations, sensitivity analyses, uncertainty assessments and optimizations were conducted on a base case of 4 well pad in the Junin 8 block. Parameters influencing the oil recovery factor and the steam oil ratio were found as well as the optimal operational conditions; under those conditions, a recovery factor of more than 30% was observed. This study suggested that HASD could be technically feasible but an economical assessment should be undertaken.

  8. Optimization of stimulation and cleaning works with coiled tubing equipments in low productivity wells of the Zuata Field, Junin Block Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Romero, H.; Amaya, R.; Bernard, J. St. [PDVSA (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The Zuata Field in the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela, has important recoverable reserves but faces sand production and low reservoir pressures in many cases. Thus solid removal and cleaning are necessary and increase stimulation time and cost. The aim of this paper is to present a new technique for minimizing the rig time/cost. This new scheme of completion uses a cleaning technology with CCTU WellVac SandVac to clean the filling and remove formation damage from low pressure wells. Field tests were conducted in the Zuata Field on two wells operated by PDVSA. The new methodology proved successful in stimulating low pressure reservoirs and results showed that sediments were removed without significant loss of fluids, the CAPEX/OPEX per well was reduced and profitability in low and medium production wells increased. The methodology proposed herein was shown to be a good alternative for stimulating and cleaning low productivity wells.

  9. Seasonal variability of total dissolved fluxes and origin of major dissolved elements within a large tropical river: The Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Laraque, Alain; Moquet, Jean-Sébastien; Alkattan, Rana; Steiger, Johannes; Mora, Abrahan; Adèle, Georges; Castellanos, Bartolo; Lagane, Christèle; Lopez, José Luis; Perez, Jesus; Rodriguez, Militza; Rosales, Judith

    2013-07-01

    Seasonal variations of total dissolved fluxes of the lower Orinoco River were calculated taking into account four complete hydrological cycles during a five-year period (2005-2010). The modern concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) of the Orinoco surface waters were compared with data collected during the second half of the last century published in the literature. This comparison leads to the conclusion that chemical composition did not evolve significantly at least over the last thirty to forty years. Surface waters of the Orinoco at Ciudad Bolivar are between bicarbonated calcic and bicarbonated mixed. In comparison to mean values of concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) of world river surface waters (89.2 mg l-1), the Orinoco River at Ciudad Bolivar presents mainly low mineralized surface waters (2005-10: TDS 30 mg l-1). The TDS fluxes passing at this station in direction to the Atlantic Ocean between 2005 and 2010 were estimated at 30 × 106 t yr-1, i.e. 36 t km-2 yr-1. It was observed that the seasonal variations (dry season vs wet season) of total dissolved fluxes (TDS and dissolved organic carbon (DOC)) are mainly controlled by discharge variations. Two groups of elements have been defined from dilution curves and molar ratio diagrams. Ca2+, Mg2+, HCO3-, Cl- and Na+ mainly come from the same geographic and lithologic area, the Andes. K+ and SiO2 essentially come from the Llanos and the Guayana Shield. These findings are important for understanding fundamental geochemical processes within the Orinoco River basin, but also as a baseline study in the perspective of the development of numerous mining activities related with aluminum and steel industries; and the plans of the Venezuelan government to construct new fluvial ports on the lower Orinoco for the transport of hydrocarbons.

  10. Temporal variation and fluxes of dissolved and particulate organic carbon in the Apure, Caura and Orinoco rivers, Venezuela

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    Mora, A.; Laraque, Alain; Moreira Turcq, Patricia; Alfonso, J. A.

    2014-01-01

    The concentrations of total suspended sediments (TSS), dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and particulate organic carbon (POC) were measured in water samples taken monthly in the Apure, Caura and Orinoco rivers during a hydrological cycle (between Sept. 2007 and Aug. 2008). The DOC concentration values ranged between 1.5 and 6.8 mgC l(-1) in the Apure River; 2.07 and 4.9 mgC l(-1) in the Caura River and 1.66 and 5.35 mgC l(-1) in the Orinoco River. The mean concentration of DOC was 3.9 mgC l-1 in...

  11. Temporal variation and fluxes of dissolved and particulate organic carbon in the Apure, Caura and Orinoco rivers, Venezuela

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    Mora, Abrahan; Laraque, Alain; Moreira-Turcq, Patricia; Alfonso, Juan A.

    2014-10-01

    The concentrations of total suspended sediments (TSS), dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and particulate organic carbon (POC) were measured in water samples taken monthly in the Apure, Caura and Orinoco rivers during a hydrological cycle (between Sept. 2007 and Aug. 2008). The DOC concentration values ranged between 1.5 and 6.8 mgC l-1 in the Apure River; 2.07 and 4.9 mgC l-1 in the Caura River and 1.66 and 5.35 mgC l-1 in the Orinoco River. The mean concentration of DOC was 3.9 mgC l-1 in the Apure River, 3.24 mgC l-1 in the Caura River and 2.92 mgC l-1 in the Orinoco River at Puerto Ordaz. The three rivers showed a similar temporal pattern in the concentrations of DOC, with higher DOC values during the increasing branch of the hydrograph due to wash-out processes of the organic material stored in soils. The mean concentration values of POC were 1.33 mgC l-1; 0.77 mgC l-1 and 0.91 mgC l-1 in the Apure, Caura and Orinoco rivers, respectively. The inverse relationship found between the percentage in weight of the POC and the concentrations of TSS in the three rivers fits a logarithmic model, as it has been previously reported for other worldwide rivers. The POC concentrations in the Orinoco River showed a positive relationship with the TSS, suggesting that the POC in the Orinoco is the result of terrestrially organic matter. Although the fluxes of organic carbon (OC) in the three studied rivers are dependent on the values of water discharge, the fluxes of DOC during the increasing branch of the hydrograph are higher than those found during the decreasing stage, due to the yield of organic material accumulated in soils during the preceding dry season. The mean annual flux of total organic carbon (TOC) of the Orinoco River at Puerto Ordaz was about 4.27 × 106 TonC yr-1. Of this, 3.28 × 106 TonC yr-1 (77%) represents the flux of DOC and about 0.99 TonC yr-1 (23%) represents the flux of POC. The mean annual input of TOC from the Apure River to the Orinoco River was about

  12. An environmentally safe treatment scheme for gases to be produced in the in situ combustion pilot project (Mucura District, Orinoco belt, Venezuela)

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    Perozo, H.; Sena, A.; Vasquez, P.; Harner, R. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). INTEVEP

    2009-07-01

    The in situ combustion pilot project (ISCPP) to be conducted in the Bare field, in the Orinoco oil belt of Venezuela is a technological project lead by Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) Intevep together with the Exploration and Production Division of Faja. The project is expected to increase the recovery factor to values between 20 and 60 per cent. By its execution, it is expected that relevant quantities of gases such as sulphur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), hydrogen sulphide (H{sub 2}S), and carbon monoxide (CO) will be produced. These gases require proper treatment to meet Venezuelan environmental standards. It was therefore necessary to develop a taylor made scheme in order to adjust the process for the environmentally safe management of noxious gases according to a non-producing-waste approach. This paper described the experimental methodology and laboratory results that led to the development of an environmentally sound flue gas treatment system that could be scaled up for the ISCPP. The paper discussed the thermal oxidation process and flue gas desulphurization. The laboratory tests regarding thermal oxidation were also discussed. The preparation of the gas mixture and results were then presented. The laboratory tests conducted by PDVSA Intevep demonstrated that at 300 degrees Celsius or more, a high yield of H{sub 2}S to SO{sub 2} conversion can be achieved. 5 refs., 6 tabs., 4 figs., 1 appendix.

  13. Ecological and spatial modeling : mapping ecosystems, landscape changes, and plant species distribution in Llanos del Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Moreno, E.J.C.

    2007-01-01

    The transformation of Llanos del Orinoco, focused on the flooding savanna, is evaluated in terms of the change and replacement of the savanna ecosystem and the plant species distribution under a Landscape Ecological approach. This research is carried out at three spatial scales: sub-continental, regional and local. At sub-continental scale, monthly composites NOAA-AVHRR normalized vegetation index (NDVI) images were interpreted based on the phenology of savanna ecosystems in the Llanos del Or...

  14. Weathering processes and the composition of inorganic material transported through the orinoco river system, Venezuela and Colombia

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    Stallard, R.F.; Koehnken, L.; Johnsson, M.J.

    1991-01-01

    The composition of river-borne material in the Orinoco River system is related primarily to erosion regime, which in turn is related to tectonic setting; especially notable is the contrast between material derived from tectonically active mountain belts and that from stable cratonic regions. For a particular morpho-tectonic region, the compositional suites of suspended sediment, bed material, overback deposits, and dissolved phases are fairly uniform are are typically distinct from whose of other regions. For each region, a consistent set of chemical weathering reactions can be formulated to explain the composition of dissolved and solid loads. In developing these formulations, erosion on slopes and storage of solids in soils and alluvial sediments are important considerations. Compositionally verymature sediment is derived from areas of thick soils where erosion is transport limited and from areas where sediments are stored for extended periods of time in alluvial deposits. Compositionally immature sediments are derived from tectonically active mountain belts where erosion is weathering limited. Weathering-limited erosion also is important in the elevated parts of the Guayana Shield within areas of sleep topography. Compared to the mountain belts, sediments derived from elevated parts of the Shield are more mature. A greater degree of chemical weathering seems to be needed to erode the rock types typical of the Shield. The major-element chemistry and mineral composition of sediment delivered by the Orinoco River to the ocean are controlled by rivers that have their headwaters in mountain belts and cross the Llanos, a region of alluvial plains within the foreland basin. The composition of sediments in rivers that drain the Shield seems to be established primarily at the site of soil formation, whereas for rivers that drain the mountain belts, additional weathering occurs during s episodes of storage on alluvial plains as sediments are transported across the Llanos

  15. Optimization of the recovery factor by implementing a continuous steam injection pilot in the Huyapari Field located in the Orinoco oil belt. Venezuela

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    Li, L.; Munckton, T.; Armas, F.; Johan, J.; Barrios, A. [PDVSA PetroPiar (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    Located in Venezuela, the Orinoco heavy oil belt (Faja) is one of the world's biggest accumulations of extra heavy crude oil. Recovery rates in the Faja are relatively low and so one of the key objectives is to increase it. The thermal recovery process could be a way to increase production as it has been proven in other heavy oil fields and PDVSA has started a pilot project to test the process on the Faja reservoirs. This paper aimed at providing an overview of the project. The different steps of the Huyapari thermal pilot project are discussed: the objectives and challenges of the project, project design, uncertainty management, site selection, modeling of the site subsurface and optimization planning in terms of well configuration and constraints. This project is under development and further steps will be required before there are results but when there are, it is expected that they will provide valuable information on the technical and economic feasibility of thermal recovery projects in the Faja area.

  16. Simulation study for designing an in-situ combustion pilot in the Orinoco belt of Venezuela : from laboratory studies to the field scale

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    Anaya, I.; La Cruz, R.E.; Alvarez, A.J. [Petroleos de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Gutierrez, D.; Skoreyko, F.A.; Card, C. [Computer Modelling Group, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2010-07-01

    This paper described a computerized simulation used to design an in-situ combustion pilot program in the Orinoco belt of Venezuela. Laboratory experiments were conducted to assess the technical feasibility of in-situ combustion techniques for the recovery of heavy oil in the region. A simulation tool was then built to select optimum well locations and recovery strategies. The model included a tool designed to characterize foamy oil behaviour as well as a kinetic model developed to model the combustion process. Oil was characterized by matching pressure-volume-temperature data into the same pseudo-components utilized by the kinetic model. A dispersed gas foamy oil model was used to obtain a match with field-measured data. History matching with the combustion tube test was achieved using an assisted history matching tool. Results obtained from the test were then applied to the developed field model. Various pilot configurations were studied in order to determine the most appropriate locations for vertical and horizontal wells. Results of the study indicated that the pilot program should be operated at a variable injection rate, and that injectors should be located 100 meters from the toe of the horizontal producers. 12 refs., 8 tabs., 21 figs.

  17. Venezuela nationalises oil and gas industries

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    Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has stated he will nationalise the Orinoco belt's extra-heavy oil operations and ask for 'special powers' to rule the country. Since last year, the government has been negotiating with international consortia currently operating in the Orinoco area, so that Venezuela state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) attains a majority stake in each project (ml)

  18. Biología del cocodrilo o caimán del Orinoco (Crocodylus intermedius) en la Estación Biológica El Frío, Estado Apure (Venezuela)

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    Antelo, Rafael; Ayar Zagüen A., José; Hernández, Omar; Castroviejo, Javier

    2008-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados obtenidos, durante un periodo de estudio de casi 5 años, sobre la Biología del cocodrilo o caimán del Orinoco (C. intermedius) en la Estación Biológica El Frío (EBF), Estado Apure, Venezuela y áreas adyacentes, en los llanos inundables. Se trata de sabanas influenciadas por las cuencas de los ríos Apure y Arauca, que siguiendo la acusada estacionalidad climática se inundan (de mayo a noviembre) y se secan (el resto del año) periódicamente. Los est...

  19. [The phorophyte occupation patterns by vascular epiphyte species in the High Orinoco tropical humid forest, Amazonas State, Venezuela].

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    Hernández-Rosas, J

    2001-01-01

    By international agreement (Austria-Venezuela), an experimental area was selected for canopy ecology studies. A tower crane was installed that allows direct access to the canopy of 1.5 ha area of the forest. This is a quantitative study of the phorophyte occupation patterns by vascular epiphyte species in an Amazon tropical humid forest. The forest of Surumoni consists roughly of four arboreal strata, i.e., emergent (conspicuous), superior, middle and lower. The largest proportion of trees occurs in the lower diametric classes (smaller DBH), and the total distribution approaches an "inverted J" curve. The most abundant tree species in the three strata is Goupia glabra (Celastraceae); making this forest a case where a single arboreal species dominants. Mean of epiphyte individuals per occupied phorophyte is too variable, depending on phorophyte species and showing no correlation with occupied tree percentage. The species Eschweleira parviflora (Lecythidaceae) represented in the study area by a single individual of the superior stratum with high density of vascular epiphytes, indicates that this support species is particularly favorable for the establishment epiphytic flora. PMID:11915448

  20. High levels of Mercury and Lead detected by hair analysis in two Venezuelan environments Altos níveis de Mercúrio e Chumbo detectados pela análise de cabelo em dois ambientes venezuelanos

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    Eunice Marcano

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Mercury and Lead concentrations obtained by ICP-OAS analysis of human hair from riverside communities along the Orinoco river in the Amazon state (Venezuela were compared with those from Caracas, Venezuela. Taking into account the characteristics of these two environments and the values of the average concentrations of Mercury and Lead, baselines were established suggesting that gold mining activity near the Orinoco river is responsible for the high levels of Mercury in hair from the Amazon state, whereas automobile activity is responsible for high levels of Lead in hair in Caracas.Concentrações de mercúrio e chumbo obtidas pela análise ICP-OAS de amostras de cabelo humano de comunidades ribeirinhas ao longo do rio Orinoco no estado de Amazonas (Venezuela foram comparadas com outras de Caracas, Venezuela. Levando em consideração as características desses dois ambientes e os valores das concentrações médias de mercúrio e chumbo, foram estabelecidas linhas basais que sugerem que as atividades de minério de ouro próximo ao rio Orinoco são responsáveis pelos altos conteúdos de mercúrio em cabelo no estado de Amazonas. Entretanto, a indústria automotriz é responsável pelo alto conteúdo de chumbo em cabelo em Caracas.

  1. La sedimentación del Delta del río Orinoco y sus implicaciones geopolíticas en las relaciones entre Venezuela y Trinidad-Tobago

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    Remigio Cedeño

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available La sedimentación del delta del río Orinoco podría influir en las relaciones geopolíticas entre Venezuela y Trinidad-Tobago, ya que los espacios deltaicos abarcan superficies cada vez más extensas, y de esta manera generan un acercamiento progresivo entre territorio venezolano y trinitario. Al norte y sur de Trinidad existen ciudades importantes como Puerto España, Point Fortín y La Brea, con recursos e industrias vinculadas a la actividad petrolera vitales para su desarrollo económico, que mantienen relaciones de intercambio comercial y cultural con centros poblados situados en el estado Delta Amacuro y la península de Paria, conformándose así la frontera entre Venezuela y Trinidad-Tobago, a pesar de existir barreras en cuanto a idioma, cultura y costumbres. Para el Estado venezolano, el delta del río Orinoco constituye la fachada atlántica que proyecta su Zona Económica Exclusiva y por este motivo, Venezuela y Trinidad-Tobago comparten un espacio que posee recursos marinos, mineros y pesqueros de alta rentabilidad. Para la explotación de estos recursos, se recurrió a la delimitación jurídica a objeto de establecer el derecho que cada Estado posee en la zona, sin embargo, los espacios respectivos que cada país ha adquirido en virtud de dicha delimitación podrían verse afectados por la sedimentación deltaica, en los aspectos social, económico, político y limítrofe, tal y como se concluye en este artículo.

  2. New designed device allows significant savings in PCP completions, in the Zuata Field, Junin block of the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Busto, T.; Brunings, C. [PDVSA (Venezuela); Grisoni, J. [TIET, C.A. (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    In the Zuata principal field in the Orinoco oil belt, PDVSA has implemented a new device named FMB-TIET. This device is a retrievable mechanically activated tool designed with a torque anchor which converts a tubular PCP into an insertable PCP. In the Zuata principal field, the insertable PCPs have been used since 2001 but, given the intent of PDVSA to increase its oil production rates and decrease its operational expenditure, the FMB-TIET device was tried in well ZPZ0047 in February, 2010. This implementation along with Flush by unit resulted in a considerable saving: the operational expenditure for replacement service was reduced by 63%, rig time was reduced by two days and production delays were also reduced by two days. The test of the FMB-TIET device in one well of the Orinoco oil belt has proved to be successful and PDVSA is planning to install twenty devices in the short term.

  3. Caura River basin: Weathering rates, CO2 consumption, and chemistry of major and trace elements in an Orinoco River tributary coming from the Precambrian Guayana Shield, Venezuela

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    Mora, Abrahan; Alfonso, Juan A.; Baquero, Juan Carlos; Balza, Laura; Pisapia, Daniel

    2010-11-01

    This study describes the geochemistry of dissolved elements in the Caura River and gives information about weathering rates and associated CO2 consumption in an Orinoco River subbasin. Physicochemical variables (pH, conductivity, HCO3-, dissolved O2, and temperature), dissolved elements (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Si, Al, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, and Cr), total suspended sediments (TSS), and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations were measured monthly from June 2007 to August 2008 in the Caura River. Major element concentrations (Na, Ca, Mg, and Si) showed an inverse correlation with discharge, whereas K showed high concentration values during the rising waters, probably due to biogenic sources. All these elements are provided mainly from weathering of plagioclases and K feldspars. The weathering rate (riverine flux of dissolved major cations and SiO2 derived from weathering per unit area) and the CO2 consumption rate in the Caura basin (15.4 tons km-2 yr-1 and 1.1 × 105 mol km-2 yr-1, respectively) were higher than those reported for the Orinoco basin and other black water river basins. This fact can be due to several factors such as lithology (volcanic rocks), high runoff, and the presence of organic acids, which can enhance the chemical weathering. The variability of the trace elements showed a different behavior than major elements. Fe and Al concentrations were correlated with DOC. Dissolved Mn content was correlated with pH, whereas the low concentrations of Cu and Cr are possibly associated with the low content of small size organic colloids. The high values of Zn observed during the decreasing stage suggest biogenic input of Zn to river waters.

  4. Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of banjo catfish with the description of a new species from the Orinoco River system of Colombia and Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae

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    John P. Friel

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of small banjo catfishes (Pseudobunocephalus, gênero novo (< 80 milímetros SL, se distingue de todos os outros gêneros de Aspredinidae pelas seguintes características: dentes mandibulares limitados a uma faixa perto da sínfise mandíbular; contato entre o metapterigóide e o quadrado ausente; autopalatino furcado posteriormente com duas cartilagens separadas; ausência do quarto faringobranquial; ausência de rastros em todos os arcos branquiais; e falta de espinhos hemais bífidos nas vértebras que se articulam com os pterigióforos da nadadeira anal. Conforme definido Pseudobunocephalus contém uma nova espécie, P. lundbergi da bacia do rio Orinoco, além de outras cinco espécies previamente atribuídas ao gênero Bunocephalus: P. amazonicus, P. bifidus, P. iheringii, P. quadriradiatus e P. rugosus.

  5. Early human occupation and land use changes near the boundary of the Orinoco and the Amazon basins (SE Venezuela): Palynological evidence from El Paují record

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    Montoya, Encarnación; Rull, Valentí; Nogué, Sandra

    2011-01-01

    This paper shows a Holocene paleoecological reconstruction based on a peat bog sequence (El Paují, 4°28′N–61°35′ W, 865 m elevation) located in the transition zone between the Gran Sabana (SE Venezuela) savannas and the Amazon rainforests. Paleoecological trends are based on the analysis of pollen and pteridophyte spores, algal and animal remains, fungal spores, and charcoal particles. Thewhole record embraces the last ca. 8000 cal yr BP, and was subdivided into five pollen zones, representin...

  6. Composición proximal, ácidos grasos y características fisicoquímicas de aceite de harina artesanal de caribe (Serrasalmus rhombeus Pisces: Characidae proveniente de Caicara del Orinoco-Venezuela

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    Granados, Ángel

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Caribe (Serrasalmus rhoembeus is a Characidae fish that lives in the basins of the Orinoco and Amazon rivers. It is an  underutilized specie although in the last years has been marketed in the form of of a meal which is obtained through a handmade process but without information about its chemical composition. This research was conducted to evaluate the proximate composition of commercial caribe meal, the fatty acids profile and some physicochemical properties of its lipidic extract. Three aleatory samples of meal were selected in Caicara del Orinoco shops, Bolívar state –Venezuela. Moisture (6.00 ± 0.45 %, crude protein (N x 6.25: 52.78 ± 2.36 %, crude fat (22.47 ± 1.08 % and total ash (24.58 ± 3.12 % were determined in each sample. The fat was extracted with nhexane and it was analyzed for free fatty acids (5.66 ± 0.15 % as oleic acid, peroxide value (23.50 ± 1.02 meq O2/kg, iodine value (152.2 ± 0.5, saponification value (186.5 ± 0.3 mg KOH/g and unsaponifiable matter (2.3 ± 0.4 g/kg. The fatty acids profile showed an unsaturated acids/ saturated acids ratio of 5.62 with 59.9 % of monounsaturated fatty acids and 25.0 % of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Caribe meal is an important source of nutrients and a potential raw material for human food.El caribe (Serrasalmus rhombeus es un pez de la familia Characidae de la cuenca de los ríos Orinoco y Amazonas, de poco valor comercial debido a su estructura espinosa y a creencias relacionadas con su hábito alimentario, pero que en años recientes los pobladores de las zonas donde existe naturalmente le han dado utilidad mediante la obtención artesanal de una harina que es expendida para consumo humano; sin embargo, no se dispone de información referente a su composición química. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar la composición química proximal del producto comercializado como harina de caribe y algunas características fisicoquímicas del extracto lipídico de la misma

  7. First deep azimuthal electromagnetic resistivity and rotary steerable system geonavigation project result in complex sands for Bare field in Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela.

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    Machado, P.; Guzman, R.; Rojas, C.; Ache, A. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Hazboun, N.K.; Gonzalez, K. [Schlumberger, Piso (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) in the Mucura District has been evaluating the use of new technologies that facilitate reaching reservoirs with complex geologies, such as thin sands, uncertain dip changes, and unconsolidated sands. The objective was to improve overall operational efficiency. PDVSA carried out a pilot project in a thin and unconsolidated package where a very high drilling rate was expected. The selected sand, known as TL sand in the Oficina formation of the Bare field, was initially planned for cold production, with expected implementation of thermal enhanced oil recovery processes in the future. This paper discussed the pilot project, with particular reference to geology; well placement for thermal processes; planning; and objectives and challenges of the high viscosity of the oil contained in the Bare field. Details of the pre-job modelling were presented along with updates of the geological model. Achievements were also presented. It was concluded that the greatest value that this technology brings resides in the ability to measure the boundary distance in real time, allowing for appropriate action to be taken. 3 refs., 19 figs.

  8. Short- and long-term monitoring of radon, thoron and carbon dioxide in soil-gas at Altos de pipe, Venezuela

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    Radon and thoron activities in soil-gases have been measured since July 9, 1997 Cariaco earthquake (Mw=6.9) until the end of 2000. Carbon dioxide concentrations were also monitored between 1998-2000. The soil-gas was collected between 50-55 cm depths at two sampling points at Altos de pipe (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas-IVIC) near Caracas, Venezuela. The radon and thoron measurements were performed daily employing radiation monitors with scintillation cells and the carbon dioxide was monitored with portable gas analyzers. Average weekly and monthly values were calculated and plotted for this three-four year period. In general, both the radon and carbon dioxide values showed sinusoidal trends due to seasonal changes. During the dry season the radon and carbon dioxide values decreased, while the radon activity was relative constant (flat) during the rainy season at one of the sampling points. Only two monthly radon values were seen to be anomalous in the graphs in respect to seven anomalous periods for the average weekly values. No anomalous periods were clearly seen for carbon dioxide. Finally, it was difficult to try to relate these radon anomalous periods with specific earthquakes due to the large number of minor earthquakes during these years, but it seem that the minor earthquake (Mb=5.9) of October 4, 2000 could be associated with the radon anomalous period in September, when there were no other minor earthquakes (Mb≥4.0). (author)

  9. Harttia merevari, a new species of catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae from Venezuela

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    Francisco Provenzano R.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Harttia merevari, a new species of loricariid catfish, is described from eight specimens captured in the upper Caura River, Orinoco River basin, Venezuela. The new species is recognized by the following combination of characters: abdomen naked; two or three preanal plates; a bony plate before each branchial opening; seven lateral plates between the pectoral and pelvic fins; maxillary barbel short and attached to the oral disk by a fleshy fold; head dorsal surface and anterior portion of the body light or dark yellow with numerous, round black spots; posterior region of the body light or dark yellow with five black transverse bands, dorsal central area of the two anterior bands diffused. The discovery of this new species extends the distribution of the genus northwest to include the Orinoco River basin on the northern slope of the Guyana shield.Harttia merevari, uma espécie nova de bagre loricarideo é descrita com base em oito exemplares capturados no alto rio Caura, bacia do rio Orinoco, Venezuela. A espécie nova se distingue pela seguinte combinação de caracteres: abdome nu; duas ou três placas preanais; presença de uma placa óssea anterior a cada abertura branquial; sete placas laterais entre as nadadeiras peitorais e pélvicas; barbilhão maxilar curto e unido ao disco oral por uma dobra carnosa; superfície dorsal da cabeça e região anterior do corpo amarelo escuro ou marrom claro com numerosos pontos negros arredondados, região dorsal e posterior do corpo amarelo escuro ou marrom claro com cinco bandas transversais negras, as duas bandas anteriores com a parte dorsocentral difusa. A descoberta desta espécie nova estende a distribuição do gênero ao noroeste incluindo a bacia do rio Orinoco na vertente norte do Escudo das Guianas.

  10. New developments in Orinoco oil belt projects reflect a positive effect on the areas reserves

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    Villarroel, T. [PDVSA, La Campina, Caracas (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    The Orinoco oil belt is located in the eastern Venezuela basin, parallel to the Orinoco River. The area is divided into four zones which include four projects that convert crude oil to synthetic crudes. Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) believes that the extra heavy oil reserve scenario of this area is extremely promising. This paper discussed several positive effects that recent developments have had on the reserve numbers within the area. Reserve numbers of the five joint venture projects currently operating in the area were presented. The paper discussed the location of the Orinoco oil belt and presented the general geology of the region. Basic reservoir properties and ongoing projects in the Orinoco heavy oil belt were described. Production methods for extra heavy oils were also explained. It was concluded that huge investment opportunities existed in the area, especially for those interested in participating in mixed enterprises with the Venezuelan government. 6 refs., 16 figs.

  11. Turismo Sustentable como Alternativa de Desarrollo en las Comunidades de la Faja Petrolífera del Orinoco. Caso: Sector Laguna de Mamo, Municipio Independencia, Estado Anzoátegui, Venezuela

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    María Virginia Blanco; Miguel Antonio Flores

    2012-01-01

    La Laguna de Mamo tiene una superficie de 55 km2; recibe las aguas de los ríos Camoruco y Merey y desemboca en el Orinoco por el río Mamo. Está ubicada al sur-oeste del estado Anzoátegui en el municipio Independencia, parroquia Mamo y pertenece al Área Carabobo de la Faja Petrolífera del Orinoco. La zona en la que se ubica la Laguna de Mamo concentra grandes posibilidades de desarrollo turístico a nivel local, pues cuenta con varios sitios naturales para la recreación y el esparcimiento al ai...

  12. A new species of Peckoltia from the Upper Orinoco ( Siluriformes , Loricariidae )

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    Armbruster, Jonathan W; Lujan, Nathan K

    2016-01-01

    Abstract A new species of the suckermouth armored catfish genus Peckoltia is described from the lower Ventuari River, a tributary of the upper Orinoco River in Amazonas State, Venezuela. Specimens of this species were formerly included in the wide-ranging Amazonian species Peckoltia vittata , but a recent molecular phylogeny found Orinoco individuals to be distantly related to Amazon Basin individuals spanning the range of Peckoltia vittata syntypes. Detailed morphological examination confirm...

  13. LDC nuclear power: Venezuela

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    Venezuela had an aggressive nuclear program when it was under a dictatorship in the 1950s, but it is currently assuming a wait-and-see stance. The country has one small research reactor, but it may have a reactor on-line in the mid-1990s. CONADIN, Venezuela's nuclear energy planning agency, has commissioned feasibility studies and requested proposals for a reactor-siting survey. A recent study for the Venezuelan state oil company suggests tha a natural-uranium, gas-cooled reactor could provide process steam to extract oil from the bituminous tar sands of the Orinoco Basin. Venezuela is also exploring for uranium reserves. 23 references, 1 figure, 2 tables

  14. The conquest of the Caribs of the Orinoco basin

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    Neil L Whitehead

    1984-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the Spanish conquest of those Carib groups who, at the time of the first contact, occupied the eastern llanos of Venezuela, the north and south banks of the lower Orinoco and the region between the Sierra Imataca and Essequibo River. An historical analysis of Carib resistance to the Conquistadors and missionaries, during the years 1498-1771 is presented. Alongside this general theme certain specific issues in Carib history and ethnography are a...

  15. PECES DEL RÍO TOMO, CUENCA DEL ORINOCO, COLOMBIA

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    Maldonado-Ocampo, Javier Alejandro; Lugo, Miryan; Bogotá-Gregory, Juan David; Lasso, Carlos A.; Usma, José Saulo; Vasquez, Lucena; Provenzano Rizzi, Francisco; Donald C. Taphorn

    2006-01-01

    La región Neotropical posee la fauna más rica en especies de peces dulceacuícolas en el mundo. Algunas estimaciones consideran que ésta puede alcanzar las 8000 especies, lo cual representa cerca del 25% de toda la diversidad de peces, incluyendo las formas marinas y de agua dulce.La cuenca del río Orinoco es compartida por Venezuela y Colombia y posee 1,080,000 km2, de los cuales 643,000 corresponden a Venezuela (70,5% de su superficie) y 437,000 a Colombia (20,2% de su superfi...

  16. Contribution to Early Holocene vegetation and climate history of Eastern Orinoco Llanos, Venezuela, from a paleoecological record of a Mauritia L.f. swamp Contribuição para a história da vegetação e clima durante o Holoceno Temprano do Llanos Orientais do Orinoco, Venezuela, a partir de um registro paleoecológico de um pântano Mauritia L.f.

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    Alejandra Leal; Tibisay Perez; Bibiana Bilbao

    2011-01-01

    A palynological analysis of an organic paleosol found at 150-125 cm depth in a Mauritia swamp from the Eastern Orinoco Llanos is presented. The 25 cm pollen record summarizes the vegetation history during the Early Holocene, from 10,225 to 7,800 calendar yr BP. The vegetation was characterized by a Poaceae marsh, where Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, Schefflera-type and Phyllanthus were the most abundant shrubs and trees. Pollen-types richness was lower than that recorded today in similar enviro...

  17. Orinoco Outdoor Wireless LAN

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    ECT Team, Purdue

    2007-01-01

    Wireless communication allows mobile communications to be located at various places within a construction site and communicate with each other as well as with a central, fixed location such as the jobsite trailer. Wireless LAN is one of the wireless data communication technologies that can be used in a jobsite. The Orinoco Outdoor system consists of Central Outdoor Router(COR), Remote Outdoor Router(ROR) and Internet Client Software.

  18. Turismo Sustentable como Alternativa de Desarrollo en las Comunidades de la Faja Petrolífera del Orinoco. Caso: Sector Laguna de Mamo, Municipio Independencia, Estado Anzoátegui, Venezuela

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    María Virginia Blanco

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La Laguna de Mamo tiene una superficie de 55 km2; recibe las aguas de los ríos Camoruco y Merey y desemboca en el Orinoco por el río Mamo. Está ubicada al sur-oeste del estado Anzoátegui en el municipio Independencia, parroquia Mamo y pertenece al Área Carabobo de la Faja Petrolífera del Orinoco. La zona en la que se ubica la Laguna de Mamo concentra grandes posibilidades de desarrollo turístico a nivel local, pues cuenta con varios sitios naturales para la recreación y el esparcimiento al aire libre; así como valores culturales que pueden ser aprovechados para el turismo de naturaleza, bajo la modalidad del turismo rural. Durante la celebración de las diversas fiestas patronales que se celebran en la zona, en temporadas de Semana Santa y Carnaval, las comunidades son visitadas por grupos de personas que se trasladan, principalmente en vehículos propios, a pasar el día en los ríos y lagunas. La zona se caracteriza por la presencia de gran variedad de cuerpos de agua, en torno a los cuales se desarrolla una de las principales actividades económicas de la región, como es la pesca. Estos cuerpos de agua, constituyen pequeños ecosistemas en los que habitan diversas especies de flora y fauna autóctonas y que también pueden ser aprovechadas con fines turísticos. El objetivo de la investigación consistió en identificar las posibilidades de desarrollo del turismo sustentable bajo la modalidad del turismo rural, en torno a la Laguna de Mamo, como una alternativa económica regional

  19. Contribution to Early Holocene vegetation and climate history of Eastern Orinoco Llanos, Venezuela, from a paleoecological record of a Mauritia L.f. swamp Contribuição para a história da vegetação e clima durante o Holoceno Temprano do Llanos Orientais do Orinoco, Venezuela, a partir de um registro paleoecológico de um pântano Mauritia L.f.

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    Alejandra Leal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A palynological analysis of an organic paleosol found at 150-125 cm depth in a Mauritia swamp from the Eastern Orinoco Llanos is presented. The 25 cm pollen record summarizes the vegetation history during the Early Holocene, from 10,225 to 7,800 calendar yr BP. The vegetation was characterized by a Poaceae marsh, where Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, Schefflera-type and Phyllanthus were the most abundant shrubs and trees. Pollen-types richness was lower than that recorded today in similar environments, and Mauritia pollen was absent. Results suggest that climate was as humid as present during the beginning of the Holocene, with a decreasing trend in humidity from around 8,000-7,000 yr BP, in coincidence with the beginning of the "Early-Mid-Holocene Dryness" that affected deeply the Amazon Basin and neighboring areas. Dry climatic conditions could have existed in the study site until the Mid-Late Holocene when a Mauritia swamp developed, and humid conditions similar to present established. Main climate phases inferred in our study site fit well with regional trends recorded in other places located north Amazon Basin. However, conclusions are still limited by the lack of additional Quaternary records in the Orinoco Llanos area, avoiding regional correlations.Realizou-se uma análise de pólen amostrada em paleossolos orgânicos, entre 150-125 cm de profundidade, em um pântano Mauritia os lhanos do Orinoco. O registro de pólen dessa amostra resumiu a história da vegetação durante o Holoceno Temprano, entre 10,225-7,800 cal. anos AP. A vegetação durante esse período foi caracterizada por um pântano de Poaceae, com maior abundância de arbustos e árvores de Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, tipo-Schefflera e Phyllanthus. Encontrou-se que a riqueza de tipos polínicos no Holoceno Temprano foi menor do que a riqueza atualmente encontrada em ambientes similares; o pólen de Mauritia esteve ausente de todas as amostras. Os resultados deste estudo

  20. Morfoanatomía foliar de epífitas presentes en un bosque nublado, Altos de Pipe, Estado Miranda, Venezuela

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    Olga Lucía Casañas; Damelis Jáuregui

    2011-01-01

    Se describe la anatomía foliar y algunos rasgos morfológicos de 20 especies epífitas que crecen en un bosque nublado ubicado en Altos de Pipe, estado Miranda, con el fin de discutir sus patrones de distribución con relación al hábitat. Las especies pertenecen a cinco familias: Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Gesneriaceae, Orchidaceae y Piperaceae. Las hojas fueron fijadas en FAA y se procesaron por los métodos tradicionales de microtecnia vegetal. En las epífitas evaluadas predominan hojas mesófilas c...

  1. Perspectives for advanced nuclear power technology applications in the development of the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt

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    Venezuela has the world's greatest deposits of extra-heavy oil located at the Orinoco Oil Belt, estimated to contain 1-2x1012 barrels of crude oil. In addition, deposits other than the Orinoco Oil Belt, containing around 260x109 barrels of oil with less than 14 0API, have been identified in the country. Assuming a recovery of just 15-20%, Venezuela could sustain a production rate of 2x106 bpd during more than two centuries. So it becomes of great importance for Venezuela to develop and to make these energy reserves available, not just for its own benefit, but for the rest of the world. Steam injection is the most promising method for heavy oil extraction. Also, it is unavoidable to process this kind of oil to obtain useful commercial products. Both the extraction and the processing require substantial amounts of medium and high temperature process heat, implying a large demand of energy which might even get close to a negative net energy balance if inefficient energy production methods are employed. Recent important developments in advanced nuclear power technologies open new possibilities which demand their consideration as the main energy sources in the Orinoco Oil Belt development. Moreover, it has been found that extra amounts of hydrogen are required for obtaining light synthetic crudes from heavy oil. High temperature reactors represent a valid option for the production of the required hydrogen. Additional perspectives appear for the future as abundant hydrogen produced by nuclear plants might be used as an energy transportation mean to supply part of the energy demand of the main populated centers of Venezuela. This paper covers a preliminary study, indicating good perspectives for the use of nuclear energy in the exploitation of the extra-heavy oil resources from the Orinoco Oil Belt. (author). 11 refs, 7 figs, 2 tabs

  2. Aspectos Musicales del Joropo de Venezuela y Colombia

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    Claudia Calderón Sáenz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El Joropo es una expresión de arte popular en permanente evolución, originalmente una fiesta campesina o pueblerina que integra poesía, canto, música y danza en un sistema de creatividad improvisatoria sobre estructuras establecidas y parámetros definidos de estilo. El Joropo se caracteriza por un sistema de estructuras cristalizadas a lo largo de la historia a partir de canciones y danzas tradicionales que se erigieron en formas musicales, sirviendo como base para a variantes en la letra, o convirtiéndose en formas puramente instrumentales. El Joropo es una tradición que abarca casi la totalidad del territorio venezolano y al menos la cuarta parte del territorio colombiano. En Venezuela el Joropo es considerado el baile nacional por excelencia y existen tres tipos de Joropo clasificados por regiones con importantes variantes de instrumentación y estilo: el Joropo Oriental, el Joropo Central y el Joropo Llanero. Solamente el Joropo Llanero, extendido alrededor de la cuenca central del Orinoco, es común a Colombia y Venezuela, siendo el más difundido de todos, tanto por la amplia discografía y radiodifusión como por la abundancia de festivales, concursos y torneos que involucran a ambos países. Además es notable el auge y desarrollo urbano que ha tenido esta música en los últimos años en las respectivas capitales. Sus orígenes se remontan a las músicas ibéricas del Siglo XVII y XVIII, tales como el múltiple Fandango, las Folías, Peteneras, Jotas y Malagueñas andaluzas, sazonadas con la influencia de ocho siglos de dominación árabe y posteriormente transformadas en América con el mestizaje de elementos africanos e indígenas, bajo el sol abrasador de la Cuenca del Orinoco y la vastedad infinita de sus horizontes y llanuras. Los antecesores del Joropo incluyen la música de marineros y trovadores que llega en los galeones provenientes de España, transformándose en música arraigada en el suelo americano y dando lugar a

  3. High levels of Mercury and Lead detected by hair analysis in two Venezuelan environments Altos níveis de Mercúrio e Chumbo detectados pela análise de cabelo em dois ambientes venezuelanos

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    Eunice Marcano; Mary Labady; Clara Gomes; Guillermina Aguiar; Jorge Laine

    2009-01-01

    Mercury and Lead concentrations obtained by ICP-OAS analysis of human hair from riverside communities along the Orinoco river in the Amazon state (Venezuela) were compared with those from Caracas, Venezuela. Taking into account the characteristics of these two environments and the values of the average concentrations of Mercury and Lead, baselines were established suggesting that gold mining activity near the Orinoco river is responsible for the high levels of Mercury in hair from the Amazon ...

  4. Redescription of Odontostilbe pulchra (Gill, 1858 (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae, and description of two new species from the río Orinoco basin

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    Cristina M. Bührnheim

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Odontostilbe pulchra, previously considered species inquirenda in Cheirodontinae and doubtfully assigned from the río Orinoco basin, is redescribed with the rediscovery of two syntypes. Originally described to the Island of Trinidad, O. pulchra is widespread in Venezuela, the río Orinoco basin, in smaller coastal drainages of northern South America, in the Lake Valencia system, and río Essequibo basin. A punctual occurrence in the upper rio Negro, near southernmost headwaters of the río Orinoco, extends its distribution to the Amazon basin. Additionally, two new species of Odontostilbe from the río Orinoco basin are described.Odontostilbe pulchra, anteriormente considerada como species inquirenda em Cheirodontinae e registrada com dúvidas para a bacia do río Orinoco, é redescrita com a redescoberta de dois síntipos. Descrita originalmente para a ilha de Trinidad, O. pulchra apresenta-se largamente distribuída na Venezuela, incluindo a bacia do río Orinoco, pequenas bacias costeiras do norte da América do Sul, no sistema do lago Valencia e bacia do río Essequibo. Uma ocorrência pontual na região superior do rio Negro, próximo às cabeceiras do río Orinoco, estende sua distribuição para a bacia Amazônica. Adicionalmente, são descritas duas novas espécies de Odontostilbe da bacia do Orinoco.

  5. Unbekannte Venezuela-Karten Alexander von Humboldts

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    Ulrike Leitner

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Article in German, Abstracts in English and German.During his American journey Humboldt was mainly interested in geosciences, as the later published geographical folio atlasses and an enormous number of drawings in his diaries indicate. The following gives three almost unknown examples of how Humboldt enriched the geographical and geological knowledge about Venezuela:1. a profile map of Venezuela’s coast. Only in 1853 Humboldt sent this result of the American journey to the editor Julius Ewald who published it in his important geological journal.2. Humboldt’s manuscript map of the Orinoco, which has not been published until today;3. a geographical map (published in 1812 of the river Casiquiare, which connects the Orinoco and the Rio Negro. Humboldt studied the Casiquiare during his Orinoco boat trip to show this connection (this was of high economic interest at the time and, furthermore, the bifurcation of the Orinoco (one of the most important geographical results of Humboldt’s American journey.

  6. Auguste morisot, un pintor en el orinoco, 1886-1887. diario de auguste morisot, 1886-1887: exploración de dos franceses a las fuentes del orinoco.

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    León Vargas, Karim

    2011-01-01

    Entre 1886 y 1887, el pintor Auguste Morisot acompaño a su compatriota Jean Chaffajon, quién había estado antes en Venezuela, a buscar las fuentes del río Orinoco, uno de los ríos mas largos del mundo, sorprendentemente el registro pictórico de aquel viaje, realizado hace 113 años, apenas se dio a conocer al público en el 2002.

  7. Inventario preliminar de la familia Aneuraceae en Venezuela

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    Rico G., Ricardo

    2006-01-01

    Con base en registros de literatura investigada se presenta un listado preliminar de 23 especies de la familia Aneuracea (Hepatophyta) para Venezuela, de las cuales 1 corresponde al género Aneura y 22 al género Riccardia. Los Andes y la región al sur del río Orinoco, son las áreas con mayor información disponible.

  8. Venezuela 1976: the meeting of Odin Teatret with the Yanomamis

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    Arianna Berenice De Sanctis

    2012-01-01

    – In 1976, Odin Teatret was invited to the Festival of Caracas (Venezuela) to present the performance Come! And the day will be ours. That journey is a landmark in the history of Odin since it was the first time the whole group went to Latin America. The Odin Teatret group remained six weeks in Venezuela. In this period, the group organized a barter with the Yanomamis, an indigenous community of the Upper Orinoco in the Amazonian Rainforest. This barter is the main topic of our analysis; it i...

  9. Redescription of Odontostilbe pulchra (Gill, 1858) (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae), and description of two new species from the río Orinoco basin

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    Cristina M. Bührnheim; Luiz R. Malabarba

    2007-01-01

    Odontostilbe pulchra, previously considered species inquirenda in Cheirodontinae and doubtfully assigned from the río Orinoco basin, is redescribed with the rediscovery of two syntypes. Originally described to the Island of Trinidad, O. pulchra is widespread in Venezuela, the río Orinoco basin, in smaller coastal drainages of northern South America, in the Lake Valencia system, and río Essequibo basin. A punctual occurrence in the upper rio Negro, near southernmost headwaters of the río Orino...

  10. Una nueva especie de centrosema (dc.) benth. (leguminosae: papilionoideae) del orinoco

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    Schultze Kraft, Rainer; Williams, Ronald J.

    2012-01-01

    Una nueva especie de Centrosema es descrita como C. tetragonolobum. Su distribución está limitada a la región del río Orinoco entre latitudes 4° y 6° N en la Comisaría del Vichada, Colombia, y el Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela. Son características de la especie las legumbres aladas, hojas cartáceas a coriáceas, y un hábito de crecimiento erecto-trepador.

  11. The history of a continent from U-Pb ages of zircons from Orinoco River sand and Sm-Nd isotopes in Orinoco basin river sediments

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    Goldstein, S.L.; Arndt, N.T.; Stallard, R.F.

    1997-01-01

    We report SHRIMP U-Pb ages of 49 zircons from a sand sample from the lower Orinoco River, Venezuela, and Nd model ages of the fine sediment load from the main river and tributaries. The U-Pb ages reflect individual magmatic or metamorphic events, the Sm-Nd model ages reflect average crustal-residence ages of the sediment sources. Together they allow delineation of the crust-formation history of the basement precursors of the sediments. The U-Pb ages range from 2.83 to 0.15 Ga, and most are concordant or nearly so. Discrete age groupings occur at ??? 2.8, ??? 2.1, and ??? 1.1 Ga. The oldest group contains only three samples but is isolated from its closest neighbors by a ??? 600 Ma age gap. Larger age groupings at ??? 2.1 and ??? 1.1 Ga make up about a third and a quarter of the total number of analyses, respectively. The remaining analyses scatter along concordia, and most are younger than 1.6 Ga. The ??? 2.8 and ??? 2.1 Ga ages correspond to periods of crust formation of the Imataca and Trans-Amazonian provinces of the Guyana Shield, respectively, and record intervals of short but intensive continental growth. These ages coincide with ??? 2.9 and ??? 2.1 Ga Nd model ages of sediments from tributaries draining the Archean and Proterozoic provinces of the Guyana Shield, respectively, indicating that the U-Pb ages record the geological history of the crystalline basement of the Orinoco basin. Zircons with ages corresponding to the major orogenies of the North Atlantic continents (the Superior at ??? 2.7 Ga and Hudsonian at 1.7-1.9 Ga) were not found in the Orinoco sample. The age distribution may indicate that South and North America were separated throughout their history. Nd model ages of sediments from the lower Orinoco River and Andean tributaries are ??? 1.9 Ga, broadly within the range displayed by major rivers and dusts. This age does not coincide with known thermal events in the region and reflects mixing of sources with different crust-formation ages. The

  12. LA GRAN CUENCA DEL ORINOCO

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    Domínguez, Camilo

    1998-01-01

    ¿Qué es la Orinoquia? El concepto básico para identificar la región de la Orinoquia es el de cuenca hidrográfica, aguas que confluyen eh el río Orinoco. Esto Es decir, el área donde se recogen todas las incluye: a) las vertientes andinas donde nacen los tributarios del norte y del occideñte; b) el Macizo de las Guayanas, donde nacen los tributarios del sur; y, c) las planicies, hacia el centro, donde nacen las aguas de morichales y pequeñas sérranías, que se agregan, en su mayoría, a los ...

  13. A new species of Peckoltia from the Upper Orinoco (Siluriformes, Loricariidae).

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    Armbruster, Jonathan W; Lujan, Nathan K

    2016-01-01

    A new species of the suckermouth armored catfish genus Peckoltia is described from the lower Ventuari River, a tributary of the upper Orinoco River in Amazonas State, Venezuela. Specimens of this species were formerly included in the wide-ranging Amazonian species Peckoltia vittata, but a recent molecular phylogeny found Orinoco individuals to be distantly related to Amazon Basin individuals spanning the range of Peckoltia vittata syntypes. Detailed morphological examination confirmed distinctiveness of Orinoco specimens, and found them to be diagnosable from true Peckoltia vittata by having generally greater than 25 teeth (vs. less), spots on the nape (vs. nape lacking spots), the upper lip with two to three black bar-shaped markings in a line like a moustache (vs. lips generally with a hyaline wash), and by the snout having a medial black line disconnected from the moustache markings (vs. medial snout stripe connected to a bar just above the lip). Peckoltia wernekei displays remarkable genetic similarity to its sister species, Peckoltia lujani, but differs morphologically by having dentary tooth rows meet at an angle less than 90° (vs. >90°), by having large faint blotches on the abdomen (vs. abdomen with no blotches), by a smaller internares width (21.2-26.6% vs. 28.5-46.5% of interorbital width), and a larger dorsal spine (148.1-178.6% vs. 80.1-134.5% of abdominal length). PMID:27110153

  14. A new species of Peckoltia from the Upper Orinoco (Siluriformes, Loricariidae)

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    Armbruster, Jonathan W.; Lujan, Nathan K.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract A new species of the suckermouth armored catfish genus Peckoltia is described from the lower Ventuari River, a tributary of the upper Orinoco River in Amazonas State, Venezuela. Specimens of this species were formerly included in the wide-ranging Amazonian species Peckoltia vittata, but a recent molecular phylogeny found Orinoco individuals to be distantly related to Amazon Basin individuals spanning the range of Peckoltia vittata syntypes. Detailed morphological examination confirmed distinctiveness of Orinoco specimens, and found them to be diagnosable from true Peckoltia vittata by having generally greater than 25 teeth (vs. less), spots on the nape (vs. nape lacking spots), the upper lip with two to three black bar-shaped markings in a line like a moustache (vs. lips generally with a hyaline wash), and by the snout having a medial black line disconnected from the moustache markings (vs. medial snout stripe connected to a bar just above the lip). Peckoltia wernekei displays remarkable genetic similarity to its sister species, Peckoltia lujani, but differs morphologically by having dentary tooth rows meet at an angle less than 90° (vs. >90°), by having large faint blotches on the abdomen (vs. abdomen with no blotches), by a smaller internares width (21.2–26.6% vs. 28.5–46.5% of interorbital width), and a larger dorsal spine (148.1–178.6% vs. 80.1–134.5% of abdominal length). PMID:27110153

  15. More than 200 multilateral wells drilled in the Faja Del Orinoco extra-heavy oil recovery reservoir

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    Fipke, S.R. [Halliburton Energy Services, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2008-07-01

    Reduced drilling costs, lower environmental impacts, increased recovery and improved well production are some of the benefits offered by multilateral wells over conventional horizontal wells. In the Faja Del Orinoco of Venezuela, multilateral technology has been successfully incorporated into heavy oil development. In order to achieve the maximum reservoir exposure and the best production rates per well, hundreds of wells have been drilled by heavy oil producers in the Orinoco area. The PetroAnzoategui is a project to produce, upgrade, and commercialize extra heavy crude oil from the San Diego field, located in the Anzoategui region of the Orinoco Belt in eastern Venezuela. This paper described the on-going successes of multilateral well design in this heavy oil development project, as well as many technical details of the multilateral technology that has been extensively utilized. The paper also discussed the variety of different well designs and unique applications for multilateral well architecture in heavy oil reservoirs. The paper discussed level 4 multilateral technology and the key features of the operational steps and technical specifications of the level 4 junction construction system, including recent improvement and innovations to improve operation and the quality of the junctions. The reliability of multilateral technology was also discussed. It was concluded that multilateral wells can be a more practical way to improve the recovery factor of interbedded heavy oil reservoirs. 4 refs., 13 figs.

  16. Baseline air quality evaluation for the Venezuelan Orinoco Bitumen Belt

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    To achieve a harmonic relationship between oil exploration and production activities and the environment, Petroleos de Venezuela and its affiliated companies conducted environmental evaluations of the physical and bionic media in the Orinoco Bitumen Belt. This region covers an area of approximately 42000 km2 with estimated bitumen reserves on the order of 3 x 1012 barrels, one of the largest bitumen reservoirs in the world. This paper presents the results of a study of baseline air quality conditions: an emissions inventory, surface and upper layer meteorological conditions and measurements of air quality parameters of interest (CO, HC, NOx, SO2, H2S and T.S.P.) taken by a network of automated air quality stations using standard international reference techniques. The temporal (hourly and daily basis) and spatial air quality variability and the variables/activities that might determine the observed trends are discussed. NO, NO2, SO2 and H2S concentrations were lower than the detection limits of the analytical methods, while O3 and CO 1-hour average levels ranged from 5-30 ppb and 0.5-1.8 ppm, respectively, and T.S.P. daily means varied from 10-50 μg/m3, all of which is close to natural background concentrations. Maximum hourly average reactive hydrocarbon concentrations of 0.37 ppm were found near a producing oil field

  17. BIODIVERSIDAD DE LA CUENCA DEL ORINOCO: BASES CIENTÍFICAS PARA LA IDENTIFICACIÓN DE ÁREAS PRIORITARIAS PARA LA CONVERSACIÓN Y USO SOSTENIBLE DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD

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    Lasso, Carlos A.; Usma, José Saulo; Trujillo, Fernando; Rial B., Anabel

    2010-01-01

    La cuenca del Orinoco se localiza al norte de Suramérica entre -60 y -75 grados de longitud y entre los 2 a 10 grados de latitud norte. El Orinoco es uno de los ríos mas largos de Suramérica (2.150 km), el tercero a nivel mundial en caudal (31.061 m3/seg) y el quinto en transporte de sedimentos (150 millones de ton/ano). Se extiende a lo largo de 981.446 km2 compartidos por Venezuela (65%) y Colombia (35%) y sintetiza las tres grandes estructuras geológicas de la naturaleza: cordilleras de pl...

  18. Evaluación del estatus taxonómico del cocodrilo del orinoco Crocodylus intermedius (Graves, 1819) en Colombia mediante marcadores mitocondriales como herramienta para establecer estrategias de conservación de la especie

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    Posso-Peláez, Carolina

    2013-01-01

    La correcta identificación taxonómica de poblaciones de especies en peligro para programas de reproducción en cautiverio y de reintroducción es fundamental para su éxito. El cocodrilo del orinoco, Crocodylus intermedius es uno de los dos representantes del género Crocodylus presentes en el territorio colombiano. Esta especie, endémica de Sur América, se distribuye en el curso medio e inferior del río Orinoco y sus afluentes en Venezuela y Colombia. Actualmente está catalogado como en Peligro ...

  19. BIODIVERSIDAD DE LA CUENCA DEL ORINOCO: II.ÁREAS PRIORITARIAS PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN Y USO SOSTENIBLE

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    Lasso, Carlos A.; Rial B., Anabel; Matallana, Clara L.; Ramírez, Wilson; Celsa Señaris, Josefa; Díaz-Pulido, Angélica; Corzo, Germán; Machado-Allison, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    El área definida de la cuenca binacional del Orinoco comprende 981.446 km2. Sus límites se han establecido al occidente por la división de aguas de la cordillera Oriental de Colombia, al oriente por su desembocadura en el Océano Atlántico, al norte por la divisoria de aguas de la vertiente sur de la cordillera de la Costa en Venezuela y al sur por la cuenca del río Guaviare. Se subdividió en las siguientes unidades de análisis: 1) Orinoquia Llanera, 2) Orinoquia Andina, 3) Altillanura Orinoqu...

  20. Harttia merevari, a new species of catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Venezuela

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    Francisco Provenzano R.; Antonio Machado-Allison; Barry Chernoff; Phil Willink; Paulo Petry

    2005-01-01

    Harttia merevari, a new species of loricariid catfish, is described from eight specimens captured in the upper Caura River, Orinoco River basin, Venezuela. The new species is recognized by the following combination of characters: abdomen naked; two or three preanal plates; a bony plate before each branchial opening; seven lateral plates between the pectoral and pelvic fins; maxillary barbel short and attached to the oral disk by a fleshy fold; head dorsal surface and anterior portion of the b...

  1. Optimization of diluent use for extra-heavy oil production in a field of the Orinoco belt

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    Valderrama-Loyola, F.J. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    The primary challenge for extra-heavy oil production is its high viscosity. In order to obtain a diluted crude oil with reduced viscosity for transport purposes, all operators in the Orinoco oil belt have used a dilution scheme by mixing the Orinoco crude with lighter hydrocarbons. Bare field is an extra-heavy oil field located in the Orinoco region and operated by Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). This paper discussed a study that examined the way in which diluent is used in the field. The purpose was to determine the impact it has on the production system and to identify possible actions to use diluent more efficiently. The paper discussed a review of past studies on the topic as well as the five options that were identified. These included improvement of the pressure distribution in the existing diluent network; use of viscosity reducers; use of oil-in-water emulsions as an alternative to dilution; and increasing the diluent temperature and injecting diluent downhole. Each option was simulated using multiphase flow simulation software, and compared in terms of effect on pressure distribution on the flowline network and volume of diluent required at the wellhead. The simulation results showed that the use of oil-in-water emulsions could have a great effect on wellhead pressure reduction. The emulsions could facilitate the dilution process needed before commercialization, since it could be performed at the main facilities instead of at the wellheads. 16 refs., 4 tabs., 2 figs., 1 appendix.

  2. SAGD or cold production : a case study for an Orinoco heavy oil field

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    Granado, C.E.; Velasquez, A.J.; Serna, A.J. [Computer Modelling Group, Calgary, AB (Canada); Barrios, J.R.; Zambrano, A. [PDVSA-CVP, Caracas (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    This paper examined the potential of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology for increasing productivity in the Orinoco heavy oilfields of Venezuela. A computerized simulation tool was used to generate a matrix of parameters needed to compare SAGD processes with cold production techniques in the Carabobo region of the Orinoco belt. Parameters included vertical connectivity, oil saturation, and net pay. Monte Carlo simulations and uncertainty assessments were used to generate cold production scenarios. Optimized SAGD scenarios were then designed for each case. Results of the study suggested that vertical local connectivity was an important parameter for the identification of suitable areas for EOR and SAGD. Unfavorable conditions for the application of SAGD during early production stages were identified. SAGD behaviour improved through the adjustment of injection rates during different stages of the process. It was concluded that the simulation run times were improved through the use of the design and uncertainty assessment tool. A sensitivity analysis demonstrated that cold production techniques were suitable in some cases. 16 refs., 5 tabs., 16 figs.

  3. Comparison of steam-based processes for the Orinoco heavy oil belt

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    Ruiz, J.; Gonzalez, K.; Bashbush, J.L.; Cova, J. [Schlumberger, Piso (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    A workflow comparison of different oil recovery methods suitable for use in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela were presented. The aim of the engineering study was to determine the economic feasibility and process performance of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), horizontal alternating steam drive (HASD) and single well steam assisted gravity drainage (SW-SAGD). The workflow study included a technical screening of the methods as well as an economic evaluation model that considered energy requirements, incremental oil production and production costs. The effect of steam displacement and gravity segregation was considered. Each of the methods was then linked to an optimization routine in order to evaluate influential parameters related to the net present value (NPV). Recovery methods were then compared using the optimized response for the reservoir conditions of 2 sand thicknesses typically found in the Orinoco belt. The study showed that all steam-based methods increased oil at the end of a 10-year period. The percentage of oil recovery increased in thicker reservoirs. It was concluded that carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration costs will increase the cost of all enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods. 8 refs., 10 tabs., 27 figs.

  4. A new species of Corydalus Latreille from Venezuela (Megaloptera, Corydalidae).

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    Contreras-Ramos, Atilano; von der Dunk, Klaus

    2010-01-01

    A new species of dobsonfly, Corydalus wanningeri, from Venezuela, is described and illustrated. It superficially resembles Corydalus neblinensis Contreras-Ramos, with a uniform reddish coloration of body and wings. Yet, because of male genitalic structure it might be closely related to Corydalus crossi Contreras-Ramos. Specimens were collected from a rain forest transitional zone between the Orinoco lowlands and the Gran Sabana plateau, in Bolívar state. This is the 15(th) species of Corydalus to be recorded from Venezuela, rendering this the country with the highest number of documented Corydalus species. A key to the sexually dimorphic, long-mandibled Venezuelan species of the genus is provided. PMID:21594032

  5. Venezuela 1976: the meeting of Odin Teatret with the Yanomamis

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    Arianna Berenice De Sanctis

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available – In 1976, Odin Teatret was invited to the Festival of Caracas (Venezuela to present the performance Come! And the day will be ours. That journey is a landmark in the history of Odin since it was the first time the whole group went to Latin America. The Odin Teatret group remained six weeks in Venezuela. In this period, the group organized a barter with the Yanomamis, an indigenous community of the Upper Orinoco in the Amazonian Rainforest. This barter is the main topic of our analysis; it is of particular relevance for studying the phenomena related to learning and sensoriality. Our study is based on selected material from the CTLS’ archive (Hölstebro, Denmark and on interviews with the Odin Teatret’s actors. We analysed our material from an ethnoscenological point of view.

  6. A new species of Corydalus Latreille from Venezuela (Megaloptera, Corydalidae

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    Atilano Contreras-Ramos

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A new species of dobsonfly, Corydalus wanningeri, from Venezuela, is described and illustrated. It superficially resembles C. neblinensis Contreras-Ramos, with a uniform reddish coloration of body and wings. Yet, because of male genitalic structure it might be closely related to C. crossi Contreras-Ramos. Specimens were collected from a rain forest transitional zone between the Orinoco lowlands and the Gran Sabana plateau, in Bolívar state. This is the 15th species of Corydalus to be recorded from Venezuela, rendering this the country with the highest number of documented Corydalus species. A key to the sexually dimorphic, long-mandibled Venezuelan species of the genus is provided.

  7. en Venezuela

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    Allan R. Brewer Carías

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La Constitución de Venezuela, en la cual se establecen las regulaciones fundamentales relativas a la justicia constitucional y, en particular, a la Jurisdicción Constitucional, regula sólo dos supuestos, tanto en materia de control difuso como de control concentrado de la constitucionalidad de las leyes, en los cuales los jueces están autorizados para actuar de oficio. Sin embargo, mediante la jurisprudencia constitucional y en la Ley Orgánica del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de 2004, sin fundamento constitucional alguno se han dispuesto poderes de control constitucional de oficio, en algunos casos, en forma ilimitada. Este trabajo tiene por objeto analizar todos estos supuestos.

  8. en Venezuela

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    Luis Caraballo Vivas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos proponemos esbozar los escenarios de gobernabilidad e ingobernabilidad de la democracia en Venezuela a partir del rol cumplido positiva o negativamente por los partidos políticos. Abordamos la cuestión de la crisis de gobernabilidad como un fenómeno complejo. La ingobernabilidad se presenta como una crisis básicamente como crisis de legitimidad, crisis, de conducción política y crisis del Estado, es decir no se logra conformar un ambiente y escenario definido por la legitimidad y eficiencia que conlleva a un deterioro del sistema político a causa de la disfunción de los partidos como productores de representación y gobernabilidad en la sociedad venezolana a finales de los años ochenta. Finalmente analizamos el agotamiento del bipartidismo y la llegada del fenómeno Chávez y naturalmente la persistencia antes y ahora de indicadores de ingobernabilidad democrática.

  9. Upgrading the extra heavy oil from Orinoco petroleum belt : a global energy development opportunity

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    Martinez Acurero, I.G.; Quijada Alvarado, T.J.; Guzman-Garcia Marin, C. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) plans to construct 2 extra heavy crude oil (XHO) upgrader complexes in the Orinoco Petroleum Belt (OPB) in order to enhance Venezuela's large reserves of XHO. Each complex will consist of at least 2 upgraders, 1 Industrial Hub and the associated infrastructure for handling, transporting and dispatching the liquid and solids products. Each Upgrader will have a minimum capacity of processing 200 MBD of crude oil of about 8.5 API from the Carabobo and Junin areas of the OPB, to produce a better quality oil with more than 30 API and less than 0.1 per cent sulfur by weight. The oil can be used as diluent in the preparation of mixtures that can be processed at existing refineries. PDVSA has conducted several studies on the upgrading process, some of which consider new technologies like hydrogen addition instead of carbon rejection. It was concluded that the use of HDHPLUS technology offers the best advantages because it has the best profitability indicators and higher dilution capacity. 6 refs., 8 figs.

  10. Redescription of Astyanax guianensis Eigenmann 1909 (Characiformes: Characidae), a poorly known and widespread fish from the Amazon, Orinoco and Guiana Shield drainages.

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    Marinho, Manoela M F; Camelier, Priscila; Birindelli, José L O

    2015-01-01

    Astyanax guianensis is redescribed based on the holotype, paratypes, and additional specimens from the rio Essequibo in Guyana, rio Orinoco in Venezuela and from several localities in the Amazon river basin in Brazil, Colombia and Bolivia. Astyanax guianensis is diagnosed by having five to 10 maxillary teeth, 31 to 35 pored lateral-line scales, 21 to 25 branched anal-fin rays, and a dark vertical humeral blotch followed by a clear area and then by a dark longitudinal stripe, ending before the caudal-fin rays. In addition, comments on the importance of revisionary studies on the species of the Characidae are provided. PMID:25781846

  11. ANÁLISIS BIOGEOGRÁFICO DE LOS PECES CHARACIFORMES DE VENEZUELA Biogeographic Analysis of the Characiformes Fishes of Venezuela

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    ANA BONILLA RIVERO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un análisis biogeográfico basado en los peces Characiformes de Venezuela con el objetivo de explorar la importancia relativa de los procesos que han contribuido con el establecimiento de los patrones de distribución actuales de la ictiofauna continental venezolana. La información geográfica y filogenética disponible se analizó siguiendo los métodos de Análisis de Parsimonia de Endemismos (PAE y Análisis de Parsimonia de Brooks (BPA. El PAE señaló fundamentalmente a los Llanos Occidentales y el sur del Amazonas como áreas de endemismo. El BPA realizado con la información filogenética de siete géneros mostró un patrón generalizado con los clados (Caribe + Maracaibo y ((((Río Negro+Orinoco + Paria + Valencia + Cuyuní, donde se destaca un evento de dispersión desde la cuenca del río Negro hacia el río Orinoco. Los resultados de ambos métodos biogeográficos indican que la región de los llanos - amazonas, donde se conjugó la biota del incipiente Orinoco con la biota amazónica, contiene el mayor número de especies, las áreas de endemismo mejor sustentadas, así como distintos eventos de especiación y posterior dispersión hacia otras regiones. La biota de la región nortecostera del país parece más bien gobernada por procesos de especiación vicariante de carácter puntual por el aislamiento histórico de sus drenajes.Based on the information available on fishes of the order Characiformes of Venezuela a biogeographical analysis was performed to explore the relative importance of the processes that may have contributed to the establishment of current distribution patterns of the Venezuelan continental ichthyofauna. Geographic and phylogenetic information available for this group of fishes was analyzed by Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE and Brooks Parsimony Analysis (BPA. PAE uncovered the western plains and southern Amazonas as areas of endemism. BPA, using the phylogenetic information of seven genera

  12. Fishes and aquatic habitats of the Orinoco River Basin: diversity and conservation.

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    Lasso, C A; Machado-Allison, A; Taphorn, D C

    2016-07-01

    About 1000 freshwater fishes have been found so far in the Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela and Colombia. This high ichthyological diversity reflects the wide range of landscapes and aquatic ecosystems included in the basin. Mountain streams descend from the high Andes to become rapid-flowing foothill rivers that burst out upon vast savannah flatlands where they slowly make their way to the sea. These white-water rivers are heavily laden with sediments from the geologically young Andes. Because their sediment deposits have formed the richest soils of the basin, they have attracted the highest density of human populations, along with the greatest levels of deforestation, wildfires, agricultural biocides and fertilizers, sewage and all the other impacts associated with urban centres, agriculture and cattle ranching. In the southern portion of the basin, human populations are much smaller, where often the only inhabitants are indigenous peoples. The ancient rocks and sands of the Guiana Shield yield clear and black water streams of very different quality. Here, sediment loads are miniscule, pH is very acid and fish biomass is only a fraction of that observed in the rich Andean tributaries to the north. For each region of the basin, the current state of knowledge about fish diversity is assessed, fish sampling density evaluated, the presence of endemic species and economically important species (for human consumption or ornamental purposes) described and gaps in knowledge are pointed out. Current trends in the fishery for human consumption are analysed, noting that stocks of many species are in steep decline, and that current fishing practices are not sustainable. Finally, the major impacts and threats faced by the fishes and aquatic ecosystems of the Orinoco River Basin are summarized, and the creation of bi-national commissions to promote standardized fishing laws in both countries is recommended. PMID:27250805

  13. The late Miocene Phractocephalus catfish (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae from Urumaco, Venezuela: additional specimens and reinterpretation as a distinct species

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    John G. Lundberg

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    . However, the genus does not occur west or north of the Andes or Venezuelan coastal ranges. Recognizing the Urumaco Phractocephalus as a distinct species does not alter the obvious conclusion that this catfish marks a large river connection between the Caribbean coastal region and the Orinoco system during at least part of the Neogene. Other Urumaco fossils show this same biogeographic relationship.É descrita uma nova espécie fóssil de bagre pimelodídeo proveniente da Formação Urumaco do Mioceno superior no estado Falcón, Venezuela. O exemplar fóssil foi originalmente atribuído a espécie recente Phractocephalus hemioliopterus. Porém, com base em exemplares fósseis adicionais provenientes da Formação Urumaco, essa espécie extinta é descrita como uma nova espécie. As características diagnósticas da nova espécie †Phractocephalus nassi são as seguintes: 1 a metade posterior do frontal e a metade anterior do supraocciptal apresentam uma ornamentação caracterizada por altos relevos e sulcos alongados, assim como reticulações e algumas depressões subcirculares; 2 o mesetmóide é muito largo e está ornamentado; 3 a margem do etmóide lateral é convexa, não apresenta o entalhe orbital e não se projeta anteriormente sobre o côndilo palatino; 4 a fontanela cranial anterior está fechada e forma uma pequena depressão; 5 a margem do processo supraoccipital é redonda lateral e posteriormente, e cobre completamente o complexo de Weber quando visto dorsalmente; 6 o opérculo está ornamentado com reticulações e depressões; 7 o cleitro encontra-se densamente ornamentado ao longo da margem ventral da área de articulação do espinho peitoral; 8 o espinho peitoral encontra-se ornamentado com estrias e sulcos. †Phractocephalus nassi é comparada com a espécie recente P. hemioliopterus e com outra especie fóssil da Formação Solimões do Mioceno superior do Acre no Brasil, a qual ainda não foi descrita. Apresentam-se novas características diagn

  14. El Orinoco ilustrado en la Europa dieciochesca

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    El presente artículo estudia el fenómeno de la lectura en la Europa del siglo XVIII, a partir del caso del Orinoco ilustrado (1741-1745), del jesuita español José Gumilla. Se trata de una primera contribución al estudio de la recepción y la circulación de esta obra, a través de las múltiples lecturas que de Gumilla hicieron sus contemporáneos en España, Francia y los Países Bajos. El objetivo es poner esta obra en el contexto de su época, tanto desde el punto de vista literario como de la his...

  15. Integrated 3D geology modeling constrained by facies and horizontal well data for Block M of the Orinoco heavy oil belt

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    Longxin, M.; Baojun, X.; Shancheng, Z.; Guoqing, H. [CNPC America Ltd., Caracas (Venezuela)

    2008-10-15

    Horizontal well drilling with cold production were used to develop most of heavy oil fields in Venezuela's Orinoco heavy oil belt. This study interpreted the horizontal well logs of Block M of the Orinoco heavy oil belt in an effort to improve production from this highly porous and permeable reservoir. The reservoir is comprised primarily of non-consolidated sandstones. A porosity calculation formula for the horizontal well without porosity logs was established based on the study of horizontal well logging data of block M in the Orinoco heavy oil belt. A high quality 3-D simulation tool was used to separate the block into several different sections. A set of methods were presented in order to identify if the well track was approaching an adjacent formation, to estimate the distance between the well track and the adjacent formation, and to correct the deep resistivity of the horizontal section affected by the adjacent formation. A set of interpretation techniques were established, based on the combination of well logging data, seismic data and the oilfield development performance data. It was concluded that the development of the precise 3D geological model helped to establish a solid foundation for guiding the well position design and the drilling of the horizontal well. It also contributed to the reservoir numerical simulation and the effective development of the oil field. 6 refs., 2 tabs., 14 figs.

  16. Distribution, status, and traditional significance of the West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus in Venezuela

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    O'Shea, Thomas J.; Correa-Viana, Martín; Ludlow, Mark E.; Robinson, John G.

    1988-01-01

    Aerial and interview surveys were conducted in 1986 to determine the current distribution, status, and traditional significance of the West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus in Venezuela. Aerial surveys provided just eight tentative sightings in 73 hours of searching. These discouraging results may have been due to poor visibility, small populations, and perhaps reduced dry season manatee activity. Results of interview surveys, however, permitted a number of important generalizations. A remnant manatee population exists in Lake Maracaibo, but none occur along the more than 1500 km of Caribbean coastline. Abundance is greatest in eastern Venezuela bordering the Golfo de Paria, in the Orinoco Delta, and in the middle Orinoco and tributaries. Local market hunting in the middle of this century probably greatly reduced manatee populations in these areas. Recent protection laws, education efforts, and manatee scarcity have resulted in a declining interest in manatee hunting. Much excellent manatee habitat persists in these regions, and a continued decline in hunting could result in an optimistic outlook for future manatee populations if the incidental take in net fisheries is controlled. Traditional beliefs and legends concerning manatees in Venezuela, including hunting taboos, show that these animals remain a colorful part of the folk culture. However, manatee protection does not pose economic hardships or infringe upon traditional spiritual beliefs.

  17. Overcoming Squeezing in the Yacambú-Quibor Tunnel, Venezuela

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    Hoek, E.; Guevara, R.

    2009-04-01

    The 5 m diameter 23.3 km long Yacambú-Quibor tunnel is designed to carry water through the Andes from the Yacambú dam in the wet tropical Orinoco basin to the semi-arid but fertile Quibor basin in western Venezuela. The tunnel is excavated in silicified and graphitic phyllites at depths of up to 1270 m below surface and extreme squeezing problems have been encountered. Construction involved 8 contracts extending over 32 years with breakthrough being achieved in July 2008. Several excavation methods and various lining designs were used over the years until the adoption of yielding support permitted the Owner and the Contractor to agree that only a circular section would be used and emphasis was placed on developing a routine construction procedure, irrespective of the rock conditions encountered at the face. This paper describes some of the rock engineering issues that were faced during the construction of this tunnel.

  18. Effects of induced inter-bedded shale breakage on SAGD performance in the Orinoco belt

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    Bashbush, J.L.; Fernandez, E.; Rodriguez, A.; Pina, J.A.; Ruiz, J. [Schlumberger, Piso (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    Venezuela's Orinoco oil belt (Faja) which covers an area of 13 MM acres is being developed using primary recovery techniques that render recovery factors below 6 per cent. The national oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela SA is seeking to increase recovery factors to at least 20 per cent. Sandshale sequences in the oil belt vary from a few feet thick to hydrocarbon impregnated sand packages of 100 feet or more. Shales act as barriers to vertical flow and have to be considered when selecting an enhanced recovery mechanism to increase the recovery factor. This study assessed the effect of having inter-bedded shales in 2 possible scenarios for steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), namely as permanent barriers or as temporary barriers amenable to be breakage as a function of temperature and thickness; and comparing steam chamber generation/propagation and its impact on production in the model before and after a potentially induced shale bed breach as a response to the thermal stresses during a SAGD process. Steam condensation will generate fresh water which can produce shale swelling and a change in permeability of the shales. This paper presented a numerical simulation study analyzing the behavior of a series of shale beds lamination schemes in a 100-foot reservoir. Recovery was compared by considering the shales as permanent barriers to vertical flow and the potential generation of flow paths of varying conductivities through the thinner shale beds as a function of thermal stress, length of exposure to steam and its condensate and pressure differentials. The study showed that breaching the vertical seals to allow flow through inter-bedded shales and shale stringers will increase the oil production rates and the recovery factors for the Faja type reservoir. 8 refs., 3 tabs., 16 figs.

  19. Fish assemblages of the Casiquiare River, a corridor and zoogeographical filter for dispersal between the Orinoco and Amazon basins

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    Winemiller, K.O.; Lopez-Fernandez, H.; Taphorn, D.C.; Nico, L.G.; Duque, A.B.

    2008-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether the Casiquiare River functions as a free dispersal corridor or as a partial barrier (i.e. filter) for the interchange of fish species of the Orinoco and Negro/Amazon basins using species assemblage patterns according to geographical location and environmental features. Location: The Casiquiare, Upper Orinoco and Upper Negro rivers in southern Venezuela, South America. Methods: Our study was based on an analysis of species presence/absence data and environmental information (11 habitat characteristics) collected by the authors and colleagues between the years 1984 and 1999. The data set consisted of 269 sampled sites and 452 fish species (> 50,000 specimens). A wide range of habitat types was included in the samples, and the collection sites were located at various points along the entire length of the Casiquiare main channel, at multiple sites on its tributary streams, as well as at various nearby sites outside the Casiquiare drainage, within the Upper Orinoco and Upper Rio Negro river systems. Most specimens and field data used in this analysis are archived in the Museo de Ciencias Naturales in Guanare, Venezuela. We performed canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) based on species presence/absence using two versions of the data set: one that eliminated sites having < 5 species and species occurring at < 5 sites; and another that eliminated sites having < 10 species and species occurring at < 10 sites. Cluster analysis was performed on sites based on species assemblage similarity, and a separate analysis was performed on species based on CCA loadings. Results: The CCA results for the two versions of the data set were qualitatively the same. The dominant environmental axis contrasted assemblages and sites associated with blackwater vs. clearwater conditions. Longitudinal position on the Casiquiare River was correlated (r2 = 0.33) with CCA axis-1 scores, reflecting clearwater conditions nearer to its origin

  20. Technological challenges in the integral development of the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco

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    Villarroel, T.; Zambrano, A.; Enernandez, J. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). CVP; Lugo, R.G. [Repsol, Madrid (Spain); Martorano, P. [Arc Solutions, Durham, NC (United States)

    2009-07-01

    This paper reviewed the technologies that are needed for the successful exploitation of Venezuela's Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco (FPO). Developers in the FPO must consider a combination of production schemes and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes in order to account for reservoir heterogeneities. A regional geological model is being prepared and updated with new well and seismic data. Geochemistry and rock-fluid studies are needed in order to characterize the reservoir system. New well completion and well servicing technologies are needed to improve pumping and horizontal drain completions. A high water handling capacity is required in order to enhance water management for multiphase pumps and pipeline systems in areas with strong aquifer influxes. Wellbore hydraulics studies are needed to ensure the economic recovery of the high viscosity oil. New surfactant products are needed to reduce the damage to wells and increase productivity. Unconventional well architectures will include highly deviated, stair-shaped, u-shaped, and snake-shaped wells. Waste management techniques must also be developed to ensure the disposal of drilling muds and cuttings. It was concluded that the principal technological challenge for the region is the development of an accurate asset characterization method. 25 refs., 25 figs.

  1. Estimating technically recoverable reserves in the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco : FPO

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    Dusseault, M.B. [Waterloo Univ., ON (Canada); Zambrano, A.; Barrios, J.R.; Guerra, C. [PDVSA, La Campina, Caracas (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    In Venezuela, the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco (FPO) is the largest hydrocarbon accumulation. This paper reported on a methodology to determine the proportion that was technically recoverable with existing production methods. The approach was described using an example from Carabobo region and was based on geophysical, geological and log data. The paper discussed technology suitability for the FPO including field trial recommendations; a review and rationale for PPT trials; a review and rationale for cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) trials; steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) potential in the FPO; and rationale for horizontal steam stimulation (HCS) to SAGD trials. Stratigraphy of the Carabobo area and sedimentation and facies summary were presented. Last, the paper discussed a technology screening exercise. It was concluded that a reasonable recoverable reserves estimate for the Venezuelan FPO was an overall recovery for the entire FPO of approximately 20 per cent and that pilot tests in the FPO have shown good responses. 10 refs., 5 tabs., 5 figs.

  2. Cephalopod Resources of Venezuela

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    Arocha, Freddy

    1989-01-01

    The cephalopod resources of Venezuela are reviewed, based on previous literature and observations from commercial catches. The history of the squid and octopus fishery in the major fishing grounds is presented along with information on the catches and seasonality. Squids are landed in Venezuela throughout the year, with a high in February when most of the catch consists of the arrow squid, Doryteuthis plei. Octopus, Octopus vulgaris, is abundant in the catches from June until October, with a ...

  3. Yogurt funcional alto CLA

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    Massa Grilli, Elisa

    2012-01-01

    La presencia de compuestos bioactivos en la grasa láctea ha despertado gran interés ya que se le atribuyen efectos preventivos frente a enfermedades de alto impacto en la población. Se ha demostrado que los sistemas de alimentación basados en pastoreo incrementan la presencia de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados y específicamente del acido linoleico conjugado, obteniéndose un alimento funcional que presenta propiedades beneficiosas sobre la salud. El objetivo del presente ...

  4. Hemiancistrus guahiborum, a new suckermouth armored catfish from Southern Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae

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    David C. Werneke

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Hemiancistrus guahiborum, new species, is described from the Orinoco River drainage of Venezuela. Hemiancistrus guahiborum can be separated from all other Hemiancistrus and all Peckoltia except P. braueri and P. cavatica by having an orange edge to the dorsal and caudal fins. Hemiancistrus guahiborum can be separated from Peckoltia cavatica and P. braueri by having the dorsal fin with separated light spots or uniformly colored (vs. with dark spots forming bands and the sides either solidly colored or with tan blotches (vs. with dark dorsal saddles.Hemiancistrus guahiborum, espécie nova, é descrita para a bacia do río Orinoco na Venezuela. Se distingue de todas as espécies de Hemiancistrus e Peckoltia, com exceção de Peckoltia cavatica e P. braueri por possuir uma franja alaranjada no bordo das nadadeiras dorsal e caudal. Se distingue de P. cavatica e P. braueri por possuir a nadadeira dorsal com colorido uniforme ou com manchas claras, e por possuir as laterais do corpo de cor uniforme ou com manchas claras.

  5. Common distribution patterns of marsupials related to physiographical diversity in Venezuela.

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    Ventura, Jacint; Bagaria, Guillem; Sans-Fuentes, Maria Assumpció; Pérez-Hernández, Roger

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to identify significant biotic regions (groups of areas with similar biotas) and biotic elements (groups of taxa with similar distributions) for the marsupial fauna in a part of northern South America using physiographical areas as Operational Geographical Units (OGUs). We considered Venezuela a good model to elucidate this issue because of its high diversity in landscapes and the relatively vast amount of information available on the geographical distribution of marsupial species. Based on the presence-absence of 33 species in 15 physiographical sub-regions (OGUs) we identified Operational Biogeographical Units (OBUs) and chorotypes using a quantitative analysis that tested statistical significance of the resulting groups. Altitudinal and/or climatic trends in the OBUs and chorotypes were studied using a redundancy analysis. The classification method revealed four OBUs. Strong biotic boundaries separated: i) the xerophytic zone of the Continental coast (OBU I); ii) the sub-regions north of the Orinoco River (OBU III and IV); and those south to the river (OBU II). Eleven chorotypes were identified, four of which included a single species with a restricted geographic distribution. As for the other chorotypes, three main common distribution patterns have been inferred: i) species from the Llanos and/or distributed south of the Orinoco River; ii) species exclusively from the Andes; and iii) species that either occur exclusively north of the Orinoco River or that show a wide distribution throughout Venezuela. Mean altitude, evapotranspiration and precipitation of the driest month, and temperature range allowed us to characterize environmentally most of the OBUs and chorotypes obtained. PMID:24806452

  6. Common distribution patterns of marsupials related to physiographical diversity in Venezuela.

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    Jacint Ventura

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to identify significant biotic regions (groups of areas with similar biotas and biotic elements (groups of taxa with similar distributions for the marsupial fauna in a part of northern South America using physiographical areas as Operational Geographical Units (OGUs. We considered Venezuela a good model to elucidate this issue because of its high diversity in landscapes and the relatively vast amount of information available on the geographical distribution of marsupial species. Based on the presence-absence of 33 species in 15 physiographical sub-regions (OGUs we identified Operational Biogeographical Units (OBUs and chorotypes using a quantitative analysis that tested statistical significance of the resulting groups. Altitudinal and/or climatic trends in the OBUs and chorotypes were studied using a redundancy analysis. The classification method revealed four OBUs. Strong biotic boundaries separated: i the xerophytic zone of the Continental coast (OBU I; ii the sub-regions north of the Orinoco River (OBU III and IV; and those south to the river (OBU II. Eleven chorotypes were identified, four of which included a single species with a restricted geographic distribution. As for the other chorotypes, three main common distribution patterns have been inferred: i species from the Llanos and/or distributed south of the Orinoco River; ii species exclusively from the Andes; and iii species that either occur exclusively north of the Orinoco River or that show a wide distribution throughout Venezuela. Mean altitude, evapotranspiration and precipitation of the driest month, and temperature range allowed us to characterize environmentally most of the OBUs and chorotypes obtained.

  7. [Immigration to Venezuela].

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    Picouet, M; Pellegrino, A; Papail, J

    1986-11-01

    Immigration to Venezuela is examined using census data with the focus on the period 1971-1981. A brief overview of trends since the beginning of the twentieth century is first presented. The analysis indicates that "immigration to Venezuela is clearly of a short-term nature. Flows follow job opportunities and adjust to the labour market and to the financial capacity of the exchange market. The large increase of migratory movements to Venezuela in the 1970's is characterized by a diversification of their places of origin and by a greater instability. To a large extent, the migrants are illegal, especially those coming from Colombia and the Caribbean islands. Because of the crisis of the early 1980's, which is now worsened by the down trend of both oil prices and the U.S. dollar, Venezuela has become less attractive to immigrants, particularly from neighbouring countries." The authors observe that migrants in Venezuela are not well integrated and may depart, disrupting the labor supply in certain technical and specialized occupations (SUMMARY IN ENG AND SPA) PMID:12341015

  8. Venezuela recasts itself as a new frontier in the Americas

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    In January of this year, Venezuela captured the attention of the international energy community by welcoming back the foreign oil companies that, 20 years earlier, it had shut out of the country by nationalizing the hydrocarbon sector. The tool used to attract that attention, a new exploration bidding round, is the most publicized event staged to date in the country's aperture process. However, it is only the latest in a series of steps taken by officials to bring international oil and gas companies back to Caracas. Venezuela's physical attraction is easily understood. The country possesses roughly one-half of Latin America's (including Mexico) 125 billion bbl of established, conventional crude oil reserves, plus an estimated 300 billion bbl of additional, nonconventional reserves in the ultra-heavy crude belt of the Orinoco basin. Averaging 2.8 million bpd in 1996, Venezuelan crude production represents over 35% of regional oil output. Natural gas reserves total 138 Tcf, or just over one-half of the region's total reserves of 274 Tcfg. Annual gas output averages just under 5 Tcf, of which roughly 30% is reinjected as part of tertiary oil recovery schemes. This paper reviews the incentives, deregulation, and government policies to restore the oil and gas industry to the country

  9. Two new Bryconamericus: B. cinarucoense n. sp. and B. singularis n. sp. (Characiformes, Characidae from the Cinaruco River, Orinoco Basin, with keys to all Venezuelan species

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    Román-Valencia, C.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Here we describe for the first time Bryconamericus cinarucoense n. sp. and Bryconamericus singularis n. sp., two new species of Characiformesfrom the Cinaruco River, Orinoco Basin in Venezuela. B. cinarucoense n. sp. is distinguished from all other species of the genus in having: upper jaw extending beyond lower, maxilla short with only one or two teeth, cartilaginous rhinosphenoid extending to anterior part of prevomer, pelvic bone with cartilage along anterior edge, lateral line pores in straight line. B. singularis n. sp. is distinguished from congeners by having top of head flat, dentary with six or seven small unicuspid teeth, a dark lateral band extending from posterior edge of humeral spot to midbase of caudal fin which widens behind dorsal-fin origin, and in having five supraneurals which lack cartilage on the upper and lower extremities. Keys to aid identification of all known Venezuela species are included. Bryconamericus motatanensis is placed in the synonymy of B. alpha. Previous reports of B. breviceps and B. heteresthes from Venezuela are misidentifications, and are here considered as either B. cinarucoense n. sp., or another as yet undescribed species.

  10. Dynamic characterization of the M19 area, Cerro Negro Field, corresponding to Carabobo Block, Orinoco oil belt.

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    Ortiz, A. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). E and P Orinoco Belt Division

    2009-07-01

    The Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela is divided into the Boyaca, Junin, Ayacucho and Carabobo areas. This study characterized the M19 area of the Cerro Negro Field, corresponding to Carabobo Block, one of the most prospective areas in the Orinoco oil belt. This small section of Carabobo Block involves a stock tank original oil in place of 11,000 MMSTB with an API gravity between 7.8 and 8. The initial reservoir pressure is about 1,200 psia and solution gas drive is the predominant primary production mechanism. The range of viscosities varies from 2,000 to 6,000 cps. The average porosity is 30 per cent and permeability varies from 2 to 7 Darcies. This study focused on obtaining a better understanding of the reservoir behaviour. Results from geophysics, petrophysics, sedimentology, and reservoir engineering analysis were integrated in order to characterize the area with a simulation model and to address many uncertainties which have affected exploitation of the oil field since 1980. These issues are related to vertical drainage, horizontal well spacing, and horizontal well length. The pressure model did not reveal any evidence of main compartments within the reservoir. The petrophysical properties and fluid model honours the production behaviour of the whole field. The critical gas saturation that is needed to achieve a production gas match is approximately 3 per cent. The optimum horizontal length should not exceed 4600 feet and vertical drainage suggests a well spacing of 80 ft in order to minimize interference. The cold recovery factor would increase by reducing the horizontal spacing up to 200 mts. The need for implementing a thermal and chemical process to increase the recovery factor was reinforced. 7 refs., 5 tabs., 47 figs.

  11. Approaching viscosity control: electrical heating of extra heavy oil as alternative to diluent injection in down hole in Cerro Negro Field, Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco

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    Salazar, Manuel [Petroleos de Venezuela SA, PDVSA (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    Electrical heating is a method used to enhance oil recovery in extra heavy oil reservoirs. This method can be used when diluent injection or other methods are not able to reduce oil viscosity sufficiently or when problems of product quality or quantity arise. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the performance of electrical heating, individually and simultaneously with injection of diluents. For this purpose, simulations were undertaken in one well with integrated electrical heating and diluent injection in Cerro Negro Field in the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela. Results have shown that the application of both methods together is more profitable than the application of electrical heating alone. This paper demonstrated that the use of electrical heating and diluent injection combined is a valid alternative to diluent injection alone, reducing production loss.

  12. Lessons learned from Orinoco belt's first developments : the impact of meteoritic waters on fields' development plans

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    Foulon, D. [Total E and P Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada); Dal, M.; Brousse, R.; Bois, M. [Total, Calgary, AB (Canada); Draoui, E [Petrocedeno, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    Despite the huge oil accumulations in Venezuela's Orinoco oil belt, the current recoveries are below 2 per cent in all 4 areas developed thus far, which is typical of a low maturity, high stakes basin with a steep learning curve. This paper reported on a study of the Petrocedeno field in the Junin region of the oil belt to determine key parameters for development. One of the main lessons learned was the importance of contemporary low-salinity meteoritic water invasions flushing parts of the reservoir, with first-order consequences on water production profiles and oil quality. Large volumes of oil were found to be dynamically connected to the flushed zone, which can be efficiently developed through cold production. The large volumes of oil located directly above the flushed zone cannot be recovered through cold production because of lower extra heavy oil quality and because of the larger impact of unfavourable oil/water mobility ratios so close to mobile water. The flushed zone itself is hydrocarbon bearing, with oil saturation as high as 70 per cent. Continuous progress has been made in terms of understanding the nature and spatial distribution of flushed areas, and assessing their impact on natural depletion schemes. It was concluded that this study may help new developments to benefit from previously learned lessons and optimize the recovery strategy on the Orinoco basin assets. 11 refs., 14 figs.

  13. Limnological Characterization of Wetlands of the Floodplain of the Orinoco River (Orinoco, Colombia)

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    We carried out a physical and chemical characterization of the major rivers, streams and wetlands of the surrounding area of the town of Puerto Carreno (Vichada, Colombia) in the flooding and dry seasons, as well as a biological characterization in the dry season. Most of the studied systems showed an acid pH and low ion and nutrient concentrations. The hydrologic regime has an important impact on aquatic ecosystems: during the flooding season, transparency and the concentration of some nutrients increased but conductivity and chlorophyll-a levels decreased. During the dry season, the dominant algal groups were Bacillariophyceae and Zygnemaphyceae, and the taxonomic composition of zooplankton was similar to those found in other systems of the Amazon-Orinoco complex. Macroinvertebrate communities were dominated by Coleoptera, Odonata and Ephemeroptera, and the greatest diversity of functional groups and morphotypes was recorded in litter substrates. Results suggest that the bank vegetation plays a very important role in providing a source of energy and shelter to aquatic communities during the dry season, but at the same time the low mineralization of these ecosystems renders them very susceptible to pollution from urban, agricultural and cattle ranching sources.

  14. Radium isotopes in the Orinoco estuary and Eastern Caribbean Sea

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    Radium isotopes provide a means of identifying the source of freshened waters in the ocean and determining the time elapsed since these waters were in the estuary. The authors present evidence that during April, waters from the Amazon mixing zone pass within 50 km of the mouth of the Orinoco River. These Amazon waters are characterized by a lower 228Ra/226Ra activity ratio (AR) than are waters from the Orinoco at similar salinities. During autumn, the increased discharge of the Orinoco displaces the freshened Amazon waters seaward, yet the two can be distinguished clearly. Within the Caribbean Sea, waters of Orinoco origin carry a characteristic radium signature including excess activities of 224Ra. This isotope may be used to estimate the time elapsed since the waters were removed from contact with sediments. Current speeds based on 224Ra dating ranged from 15 to 33 cm/s during April. The radium isotopes also provide an assessment of sediment mixing in the estuary. During low discharge (April), considerable mixing of older sediment by physical or biological processes or dredging maintained high activities of 228Ra in the estuary and produced the highest 228Ra/226Ra AR's yet measured in any estuary. During high discharge (September), a large fraction of the 228Ra was derived from desorption from fresh sediment rather than mixing of older sediments. Activities of 224Ra were high in the estuary during both high and low discharge, indicating that considerable mixing of recently introduced sediment must occur during each period. During April, 224Ra and 228Ra activities in the water were about equal, indicating that most of the sediment being resuspended had been stored in the estuary long enough to reestablish radioactive equilibrium in the 232Th decay series (i.e., 20 years). 19 refs., 11 figs., 3 tabs

  15. A Surface Water Model for the Orinoco river basin

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    Schot, P.P.; Poot, A.; Vonk, G.; Peeters, W.H.M.

    2001-01-01

    This report describes the surface water model developed for the Orinoco river basin. In the next chapter hydrology and climate of the study area are presented. In the third chapter the general model concept is described. The fourth chapter describes the effects of various processes in the model on the model results, resulting in the choice of a model with least complexity and maximum efficiency. In the fifth chapter, calibration and verification of the chosen model are discussed. The possibil...

  16. Suspended sediments of the modern Amazon and Orinoco rivers

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    Meade, R.H.

    1994-01-01

    The Amazon and Orinoco Rivers are massive transcontinental conveyance systems for suspended sediment. They derive about 90% of their sediment from the Andes that support their western headwaters, transport it for thousands of kilometers across the breadth of the continent and deposit it in the coastal zones of the Atlantic. At their points of maximum suspended-sediment discharge, the Amazon transports an average of 1100-1300 ?? 106 tons per year and the Orinoco transports about 150 ?? 106 tons per year. Relations of sediment discharge to water discharge are complicated by unusual patterns of seasonal storage and remobilization, increased storage and reduced transport of sediment in the middle Orinoco during periods of peak water discharge, and storage of suspended sediment in the lower Amazon during rising discharge and resuspension during falling discharge. Spatial distributions of suspended sediment in cross-sections of both rivers are typically heterogeneous, not only in the vertical sense but also in the lateral. The cross-channel mixing of tributary inputs into the mainstem waters is a slow process that requires several hundred kilometers of downriver transport to complete. Considerable fine-grained sediment is exchanged between rivers and floodplains by the combination of overbank deposition and bank erosion. ?? 1994.

  17. Maximizing reservoir exposure with proactive well placement in high geological complexity field of Venezuelan Orinoco Belt

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    Castaneda, Luis; Leon, Maryesther; Meunier, Antoine [Schlumberger, Caracas (Venezuela); Lara, Manuel; Herrera, Yoanna; Granado, Miguel [Petrolera Indovenezolana S.A. (PIV), El Tigre (Venezuela)

    2012-07-01

    In 2010, Petrolera Indovenezolana S.A. (PIV), a joint venture between Corporacion Venezolana del Petroleo (CVP) and the Indian company ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), started planning for two horizontal wells in the Norte Zuata (San Cristobal) field in the Orinoco belt of eastern Venezuela. The focus for this campaign was to evaluate the productivity of horizontal wells in thin sands and avoid areas of complex geology because of the high uncertainty in the structural behavior, applying technology that provided absolute control of the drilling process into the Oficina formation. Within the Oficina formation, thin sand reservoirs with variations in thickness and dip, geologically facies changes and sub seismic faults presented the main challenge to geosteering a horizontal well. Because the project faced high geological uncertainties, a pilot hole was drilled as the first stage in the first well to verify the structural levels and the continuity of the sand bodies. To achieve the above challenges, the combination of a rotary steerable system (RSS) 'point-the-bit' and a deep azimuthal electromagnetic resistivity tool (DAEMR) was used. The measurements provided accurate information to the well-placement engineers for proactive decisions in real time, mitigating the possible loss of the target by these geologic uncertainties. High-quality and valuable data for real time geological model update were the expected results obtained from the effort made by PIV in the Norte Zuata (San Cristobal) field, and the data showed the oil-producing potential of one of the main reservoir (Sand F,G). This application of high-tier technologies demonstrated that drilling and data measurements can be improved and optimized to yield added value for reservoir development and 100% net to gross (NTG) targets. This reduces operational cost, makes it possible to drill in the right place the first time, and pushes forward the limit of the achievable in terms of reservoir exposure. (author)

  18. Venezuela takes responsabilidad

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    No federal government officials showed up at the Oct. 29 ceremony to lauch the Responsabilidad Integral program of Asoquim, the Venezuelan chemical industry association. But that did not discourage industry representatives. Industry has tried to keep the Ministry of Environment Affairs involved as much as possible, says Danay Zoppi de Perez, corporate v.p. with Grupo Quimico. But industry was proud to be doing it anyway, despite the absence of government. It's a private, proactive initiative. Asoquim's program is based on the six Responsible Care codes. At the ceremony, 56 companies from Asoquim's membership of 150, which represents 90% of chemicals production in the country, signed on. Signatories include stateowned Petroquimica de Venezuela (Pequiven), domestic private-sector firms, and most of the multinationls operating in Venezuela. The ceremony drew officials from the fire service and civil defense authorities who have to deal with spills and accidents

  19. Venezuela ups the ante

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    Strong performances by small and medium sized oil companies in Venezuela have contributed to the success of its oil industry. This paper considers the historical progress of the industry since its nationalisation twenty-one years ago, charting its attractiveness to investors and plans for expansion. Its very success has brought the Venezuelan oil industry into conflict with OPEC's quota system, which it argues, needs to be charged. (UK)

  20. HYDROCARBONS RESERVES IN VENEZUELA

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    Gonzalez Cruz, D.J.

    2007-07-01

    Venezuela is an important player in the energy world, because of its hydrocarbons reserves. The process for calculating oil and associated gas reserves is described bearing in mind that 90% of the gas reserves of Venezuela are associated to oil. Likewise, an analysis is made of the oil reserves figures from 1975 to 2003. Reference is also made to inconsistencies found by international experts and the explanations offered in this respect by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MENPET) and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) regarding the changes that took place in the 1980s. In turn, Hubbert's Law is explained to determine peak production of conventional oil that a reservoir or field will reach, as well as its relationship with remaining reserves. Emphasis is placed on the interest of the United Nations on this topic. The reserves of associated gas are presented along with their relationship with the different crude oils that are produced and with injected gas, as well as with respect to the possible changes that would take place in the latter if oil reserves are revised. Some recommendations are submitted so that the MENPET starts preparing the pertinent policies ruling reserves. (auth)

  1. Estado de conocimiento de las concentraciones de cadmio, mercurio y plomo en organismos acuáticos de Venezuela - Current state of knowledge of the concentrations of cadmium, mercury and lead from aquatic organisms of Venezuela

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    Salazar Lugo, Raquel

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEn Venezuela, la contaminación por metales pesados está relacionadacon el desarrollo de la industria siderúrgica y petrolera, así como a la explotación indiscriminada de otros metales como el oro. Está bastante documentada la contaminación del lago de Maracaibo dado al desarrollo en sus cercanías de actividades urbanas, industriales, mineras y agropecuarias; del lago de Valencia, del río Tuy, Orinoco y Manzanares, entre otros En este trabajo se revisa el estado de conocimiento, en los últimos 10 años, de la concentración de plomo, cadmio y mercurio en especies acuáticas de diferentes áreas del País.SummaryContamination due to trace metals in Venezuela is related withindiscriminate exploitation of metals like gold, transport of river runoff, oil and siderurgica industries and urban zones. The Tuy, Orinoco, Tigre, Manzanares rivers and others basins as Valencia and Maracaibo lakes has been reported as polluted for many years. In this work, we reviewed the state of knowledge, in the last 10 years, of metals concentrations specially lead, cadmium and mercury, in aquatic species from diverse areas of country.

  2. Debt Conversion Program in Venezuela Debt Conversion Program in Venezuela

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    Efraín Velásquez

    1989-03-01

    Full Text Available Debt Conversion Program in Venezuela This paper describes Venezuela's debt capitalization program and analyzes its general and sectoral impact. Especial emphasis is placed on the reasons as to why the program has been unsuccessful in reaching government's goals in therms of atracting new foreign capital.

  3. H2S and CO2 generation mechanisms on a steam injection project on Petrocedeno Field, Orinoco belt.

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    Uzcategui, D. [PDVSA, Petrocedeno (Venezuela); Lamoureux-Var, V (IFP-Energies nouvelles (France)); Berger, E. (PDVSA Petrocedeno seconded by TOTAL (France))

    2011-07-01

    The Petrocedeno field situated in the Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela contains high volumes of extra heavy oil. Due to the oil's nature, the recovery factor is low and an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) Pilot Project is underway to determine how continuous steam injection techniques could improve the recovery. The aim of this paper is to present this project and the experiments carried out to study the H2S and CO2 generation. Characterization of different oil sand cores from the EOR pilot area was conducted as well as aquathermolysis experiments in IFPEn laboratories to reproduce the contact between reservoir rocks and steam. Results showed an important production of both CO2 and H2S, and determined that H2S is mainly generated by heavy oil while the matrix could be the main source for CO2 generation. This study determined the sources of H2S and CO2 generation and its results were used in the design of Petrocedeno EOR project.

  4. Thin sand modeling based on geostatistic, uncertainty and risk analysis in Zuata Principal field, Orinoco oil belt

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    Cardona, W.; Aranaga, R.; Siu, P.; Perez, L. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-07-01

    The geological modelling of the Zuata Principal field in Venezuela, particularly the Junin Block 2 belonging to Orinoco oil belt, is a challenge because of the presence of thin sand bodies in an unexploited zone. This paper presented the results obtained from a horizontal well that contacted 96 per cent of pay count sand in the field. Geostatistical modelling and sensibility analysis were used for planning the well. The model was generated by processing and interpreting information from production and exploratory fishbones. Information provided by nearby wildcat wells suggested that the proposed area was not prospective. However, information provided by several exploratory fishbones offered some possibility of draining additional reserves. From available information, facies models and uncertainty analysis were made to statistically determine the best option, notably to drill additional stratwells to obtain a more accurate characterization or apply the already obtained model for drilling a production well in the investigated area. The study showed that geological uncertainty does not only depend on how much information is available, but also on how this information can be processed and interpreted. Decision analysis provides a rational basis for dealing with risk and uncertainties. 4 refs., 7 tabs., 7 figs., 1 appendix.

  5. Integrated rock properties and fluid distribution determination using core and log data, Oficina Formation, Ayacucho area, Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt

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    Useche, F.; Bejarano, C. [Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (Venezuela); Didanloo, A.; Shahbazian, S. [Petropars Ltd. (Venezuela)

    2008-07-01

    This paper presented the results of an integrated study of the Ayacucho area in the southern flank of Eastern Venezuela Basin in which the flow behaviour in different parts of the central Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt was investigated. The thickest and most extensive oil bearing sand bodies were studied in an effort to maximize the recovery of hydrocarbons in the area. The sedimentology of the Oficina Formation was presented along with a review of pore types and sizes, core descriptions, thin-sections and SEM photomicrographs. Three-dimensional modeling of the Oficina Formation in Ayacucho area was carried out through geological and reservoir engineering studies. All core description information was digitized and taken quantitatively into account during the studies, particularly the lithotyping. All relevant core and log data were loaded and analyzed in Geolog6 software, which was also used for the geological correlation and petrophysical evaluation. Eleven major lithofacies were identified in the lower to middle sections of the Oficina Formation. Three additional lithofacies were only observed in the middle to upper sections. The Flow Zone Indicator method was used to predict permeability. Seven different flow units were compared and further validated with the capillary measurements and pore throat size distributions. All the relevant properties were propagated in the 3D geological models, through most representative relationships established between the core and log data. 13 refs., 2 tabs., 18 figs.

  6. Enzootic Transmission of Yellow Fever Virus, Venezuela

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    Auguste, Albert J; Lemey, Philippe; Bergren, Nicholas A.; Giambalvo, Dileyvic; Moncada, Maria; Morón, Dulce; Hernandez, Rosa; Navarro, Juan-Carlos; Weaver, Scott C.

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    Phylogenetic analysis of yellow fever virus (YFV) strains isolated from Venezuela strongly supports YFV maintenance in situ in Venezuela, with evidence of regionally independent evolution within the country. However, there is considerable YFV movement from Brazil to Venezuela and between Trinidad and Venezuela.

  7. Sutilezas de la producción cartográfica en el mapa del Orinoco de Humboldt Subtleties of cartographic production in Humboldt’s Orinoco Map

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    Ángela Pérez Mejía

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Cuando en 1804 Alexander Von Humboldt y Aimé Bonpland salieron del territorio de la Nueva Granada para continuar con su recorrido por la América equinoccial, habían dejado en manos del Virrey Pedro Mendinueta y Muzquiz el primer mapa del río Magdalena (nunca antes dibujado en su totalidad, mapas que corregían la ruta del Orinoco y el plano de Cartagena y de Santa fé. Eran ocho pliegos de cartografía, que dadas las circunstancias políticas, representaban un objeto de porte imperial. El regalo era apenas una formalidad hacia quien les había permitido viajar sin restricciones por los territorios de Venezuela y Colombia. El verdadero legado que dejaba Humboldt quedaba en manos de sus amigos independentistas: un vasto conocimiento geográfico que ayudaría a alimentar la causa patriótica. La producción geográfica de la expedición de Humboldt y Bonpland tuvo repercusiones concretas en la formación de las nuevas repúblicas. No obstante, el proceso de producción de ese conocimiento geográfico, a menudo ignorado en nuestro afán por alabar al geógrafo, fue también el producto de una interesante red de relaciones personales, científicas y políticas cuya interpretación contribuye a nuestro conocimiento geográfico del momento. El presente artículo es una versión corregida del capítulo sobre la producción geográfica de Humboldt de mi libro La geografía de los tiempos difíciles (Pérez Mejía, 2002 y plantea una interpretación de la producción geográfica de Humboldt, concretamente de su mapa “Itinerario del Orinoco”, en busca de las claves sobre la multiplicidad de ese proceso de producción cartográfica y sus repercusiones locales.When Alexander Von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland left the New Granade’s territory in 1804 to continue their trip across intertropical America, they left the first map of the Magdalena river in the hands of the Viceroy Pedro Mendinueta and Muzquiz (never before fully drawn, along with maps that

  8. Earthworm Populations in Savannas of the Orinoco Basin. A Review of Studies in Long-Term Agricultural-Managed and Protected Ecosystems

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    Danilo López-Hernández

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Earthworm biomass and production in savannas are limited by seasonal precipitation and the lack of organic and nutrient resources; I hypothesize that after a long-term protection of savanna from fire and agricultural activities drastic changes in the physical and chemical characteristics of the soil occur with a concomitant increase in earthworm abundance and activities. Similar changes might occur after a long-term fertilization of savannas with manure. This review article considers the earthworm communities and other soil quality indices in Trachypogon savannas of the Orinoco Basin in an organic agricultural forestal savanna (OAFS amended with compost over forty years in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, and in an Experimental Station long-term protected (PS from fire and cattle raising from more than four decades in Central Llanos, Venezuela, comparison is made with results from similar savannas. Long-term additions of organic manure or a long protection have induced significant changes in the soil physical and chemical properties of the natural savanna (NS soils that induce a significant increase in the density and biomass of earthworm populations. On the other hand, the protection of the savanna promotes an improvement in the physical and chemical properties of the soil, which favors an increase in the density and biomass of earthworms in the PS compared with the NS subjected to recurrent burning and grazing. The results emphasize the importance of appropriate organic matter management and the relevance of earthworms in such agroecosystems.

  9. Thermal oxidation of hydrogen sulfide associated to a petroleum reservoir submitted to in-situ combustion in the Orinoco oil belt

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    Perozo, H.A.; Belandria, V. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). INTEVEP

    2009-07-01

    This paper described an in-situ combustion (ISC) pilot project that is being developed by Venezuela's state oil company in the Orinoco oil belt. Thermal oxidation is commonly used to remove contaminants from waste gases. Petroleos de Venezuela SA examined the effectiveness of this process for eliminating hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S) from flue gas associated with heavy oil thermal upgrading projects, with particular focus on the effect of temperature on H{sub 2}S oxidation. Laboratory-scale experiments were conducted in an isothermal batch reactor at temperatures between 200 and 500 degrees C. A synthetic gas stream was prepared. The experimental results showed that it is feasible to oxidize 100 per cent of the H{sub 2}S at temperatures as low as 300 degrees C by optimizing excess air and residence time in the reactor. Compared to the minimum required temperature of 760 degrees C to reach 98 per cent oxidation efficiency of H{sub 2}S in the conventional thermal oxidation process of most sour gases, this study found a lower temperature that satisfactorily eliminates H{sub 2}S for the desired application. The results confirmed the feasibility of using thermal oxidation to deal with H{sub 2}S in the flue gas stream during the application of ISC. 5 refs., 8 tabs., 5 figs.

  10. Water buffaloes in Venezuela

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    J. Reggeti G.

    2010-01-01

    Water buffalo was introduced into Venezuela 85 years ago, but real growth and development started in the 70’s. ASOBUFALO, the Venezuelan buffalo breeder’s society, was formed in 1985, at the start buffalo were bred for beef, very soon their milking potential was realized and most farmers opted for a dual purpose milk/meat operation. Milk production and milk processing have become the principal operation of buffalo breeders. There are over 669 buffalo farmers in the country Our pri...

  11. ORDENAMENTO TERRITORIAL DO ALTO ACRE

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    Siviero, Amauri; Bayma, Marcio Muniz Albano; Medeiros, Magaly F.S.T.

    2008-01-01

    A implantação do ordenamento territorial do Alto Acre é etapa fundamental para o planejamento da ocupação dos espaços e direcionamento de atividades em busca do desenvolvimento regional. Este trabalho teve como objetivo criar um referencial teórico para a implantação do ordenamento territorial da região do Alto Acre. A organização deste trabalho foi dividida em duas partes: a primeira tratou da contextualização jurídico-institucional do ordenamento territorial da Amazônia, sua interface com z...

  12. Baryancistrus demantoides and Hemiancistrus subviridis, two new uniquely colored species of catfishes from Venezuela (Siluriformes: Loricariidae

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    David C. Werneke

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Baryancistrus demantoides and Hemiancistrus subviridis are two new species of loricariids from southern Venezuela with an olive ground coloration and white to cream-colored or golden-yellow spots. Baryancistrus demantoides is known only from the upper río Orinoco drainage while H. subviridis is also known from the río Casiquiare drainage. In addition to its coloration, B. demantoides can be distinguished from all other ancistrins by having the dorsal and adipose fins connected by an expanded posterior section of the dorsal-fin membrane, golden-yellow spots confined to the anterior portion of the body, and greater than 30 teeth per jaw ramus. Hemiancistrus subviridis can be separated from all other ancistrins by coloration, lacking a connection between the dorsal and adipose fins and having less than 30 teeth per jaw ramus.Baryancistrus demantoides e Hemiancistrus subviridis são duas espécies novas de loricariídeos do sul da Venezuela, de cor de fundo verde-oliva e manchas brancas a creme ou amarelo-douradas. Baryancistrus demantoides é conhecida somente da bacia do rio Orinoco superior, enquanto H. subviridis é também conhecida da bacia do rio Casiquiare. Além da coloração, B. demantoides pode ser distinguido de todos os outros ancistríneos por ter as nadadeiras dorsal e adiposa conectadas por uma secção posterior expandida da membrana da nadadeira dorsal, manchas amarelo-douradas restritas à porção anterior do corpo, e mais de 30 dentes por ramo mandibular. Hemiancistrus subviridis pode ser separado de todos os outros ancistríneos pela falta de uma conecção entre as nadadeiras dorsal e adiposa e por possuir menos de 30 dentes por ramo mandibular.

  13. International Commercial Arbitration in Venezuela

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    Elena P. Ermakova

    2014-01-01

    In the above article author describes evolution of legal regulation of international commercial arbitration in Venezuela. Author cites statistics of arbitration centers in Venezuela activities. In past two decades many Latin American countries have reformed their arbitration law. In an effort to modernize its arbitral institutions several Latin American countries adopted Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). In addition, ...

  14. Apheresis activity in Venezuela.

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    Saltiel, Christiane

    2005-07-01

    Interest for apheresis activity has been growing in Venezuela. In 1976 there were only a few devices; in 2003, 80 apheresis machines performed 27,675 donor apheresis procedures and 547 therapeutic procedures countrywide. We report the activity at the Metropolitan Blood Bank (the largest one of the country) in the period 1999-2003: 597 therapeutic procedures were performed in 171 patients, during 212 crisis episodes. The average age was 38 +/- 16 years, 65% male and 35% female. Most of the therapeutic procedures were therapeutic plasma exchange for hematology diseases (mainly thrombotic thrombocitopenic purpura and hemophilia inhibitors), including 184 therapeutic procedures with the Autopheresis-C (Baxter Healthcare Corp., Deerfield, IL). Most common adverse effects (3.9%) were hypotension and allergic reactions to the plasma. PMID:15880361

  15. Petrochemical development in Venezuela

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    This presentation highlighted the evolution of the petrochemical industry in Venezuela. Comparative advantages for the industry such as (1) abundant low cost energy, (2) attractive geographical position, (3) good infrastructure, (4) skilled, low cost labour force, and (5) regional integration, were reviewed. A summary of national production, refining, and marketing facts for petrochemicals, coal, orimulsion, and marine transportation were presented, along with financial information concerning revenues from sales, and profits and investments. Future plans to maximize the creation of value for the nation through increased oil production and partial privatization of state petroleum enterprises, were reviewed. The current state and future plans for focused development of fertilizers, olefins and olefin derivatives, and methanol products were outlined. Production statistics for three large petrochemical complexes, - El Tablazo, Moron and Jose - were also presented. 9 figs

  16. Venezuela Rahvusraamatukogu juht kuulutas sõja

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    2008-01-01

    Venezuela Rahvusraamatukogu direktor Fernando Baez kuulutas, et tema juhtimisel püüab Venezuela rahvusraamatukogu saavutada juhirolli Ladina-Ameerikas, kuna USA Kongressi Raamatukogust on saanud raamatukogude suurimaid vaenlasi ajaloos

  17. Venezuela paneb kokku regionaalset energeetikaliitu / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan

    2007-01-01

    Venezuela pealinnas toimus organisatsiooni Petrocaribe kolmas tippkohtumine. Petrocaribe, mis liidab peamiselt Kariibi mere riike ja tegeleb energeetikaküsimustega, algatas 2 aastat tagasi Venezuela president Hugo Chavez. Organisatsiooni kuulub 16 riiki

  18. La ordenación territorial en la Venezuela Bolivariana. Entre la catálisis sustentable y la desaceleración petrolera

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    Antonio De Lisio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se discuten las variaciones en las políticas de ordenamiento territorial del Gobierno de la “Venezuela Bolivariana”, atendiendo a tres momentos cruciales. El primero, corresponde a la aprobación de la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela en 1999, en cuyo texto se consagra la obligación del Estado Venezolano en el logro de territorios sustentables. En esta etapa, se formula la propuesta sustentable de la Región Plan Orinoco-Apure. Un segundo momento que nos interesa destacar, es el vinculado al “salto hacia adelante” de 2004, en el cual se resaltó el carácter endógeno del modelo de desarrollo sustentable nacional a seguir. Se privilegió al Eje Norte Llanero como Región Plan. El tercero, concierne a la reorientación socialista del proceso bolivariano a partir de 2007. En esta etapa los postulados del desarrollo duradero alternativo parecen pasar a un segundo plano, a juzgar por los resultados de la evaluación del Plan Socialista Orinoco.

  19. A violência na Venezuela: renda petroleira e crise política Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-01-01

    O presente artigo analisa as mudanças na violência ocorridas na Venezuela nos últimos quarenta anos, relacionadas com os altos e baixos da renda petroleira e com a crise política no país, fatos que contribuíram para um aumento nas taxas de homicídios: de 7 por cem mil habitantes em 1970 a 12 em 1990; 19 em 1998; e 50 no ano de 2003. O artigo caracteriza a Venezuela como sociedade rentista e, a partir daí, faz uma retrospecção cobrindo desde a violência rural até os inícios da violência urbana...

  20. Uranium prospection in Venezuela

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    Full text: The worldwide increase of energy consumption and high fossil fuels costs generates the necessity of alternative energy sources. At present, nuclear energy is substituting the use of hydrocarbons, due to its high performance and contribution to environmental preservation, since it avoids the emission of greenhouse gases. Uranium consumer countries will continue to increase its demand, and even, is expected the incorporation of new reactors in countries with emerging economies. Base in the statement considered above, investment in new mineral deposit is justified. At present, some countries are motivated to start or continue the uranium exploration because of the evolution of the nuclear energy industry. Venezuela started exploration in the mid of 1970s, and stopped at 1980s. Our purpose is to evaluate uranium resources potential in the country, both for own use or export. In order to locate potential areas for exploration, in this initial phase all data from previous period is being compiled, incorporating information from oil exploration (seismic data, wells profiles, etc.). This information is been digitalized to generate a database into a geographical information system. Preliminary results show three areas of interest, where new geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys are propose. At this time, we do not have specific information about ore reserves, but we have anomalous areas that have been established as starting points to continue the uranium exploration in the country. (author)

  1. Venezuela natural gas outlook

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    This paper reports on the natural gas outlook for Venezuela. First of all, it is very important to remember that in the last few years we have had frequent and unforeseen changes in the energy, ecological, geopolitical and economical fields which explain why all the projections of demand and prices for hydrocarbons and their products have failed to predict what later would happen in the market. Natural gas, with its recognized advantages over other traditional competitors such as oil, coal and nuclear energy, is identified as the component that is acquiring more weight in the energy equation, with a strengthening projection, not only as a resource that covers demand but as a key element in the international energy business. In fact, natural gas satisfies 21% of overall worldwide energy consumption, with an annual increase of 2.7% over the last few years, which is higher than the global energy growth of other fossil fuels. This tendency, which dates from the beginning of the 1980's, will continue with a possibility of increasing over the coming years. Under a foreseeable scenario, it is estimated that worldwide use of natural gas will increase 40% over the next 10 years and 75% on a longer term. Specifically for liquid methane (LNG), use should increase 60% during this last decade. The LPG increase should be moderate due to the limited demand until 1995 and to the stable trends that will continue its use until the end of this century

  2. Desarrollo humano en Venezuela

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    Idana Berosca Rincón Soto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente artículo tiene como objetivo principal analizar la tendencia y evolución del desarrollo humano en Venezuela para el periodo 2000-2010. Se abordó la investigación enmarcada en una metodología de tipo positivista con técnicas estadísticas. Se concluyó que los recursos escasos y las dificultades históricas exigen un incremento de esfuerzos presupuestarios y de gestión, en cantidad, calidad y transparencia por parte del Estado a través del gasto público. En los últimos años, el Estado no ha aprovechado plenamente el potencial de la política fiscal y los periodos de bonanza económica, precedidos por los auspiciosos auges petroleros, para fomentar, estimular y consolidar el desarrollo humano que permita a la población en general tener calidad de vida cónsonos con una sociedad conducente al bienestar general sostenible y permanente. Esto se explica por diversas limitaciones y retos afrontados, como la falta de diversificación del financiamiento y gasto público, la exigua carga fiscal, la corrupción dentro de la praxis política, la estructura mayormente regresiva del sistema de recaudación, el gasto público y social insuficiente e inequitativo.

  3. Lacasa de alto potencial redox

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    Maté, Diana M.; Valdivieso, Malena; Fernández, Layla; Alcalde Galeote, Miguel

    2010-01-01

    La presente invención describe la evolución dirigida de una lacasa de alto potencial redox expresada funcionalmente en S. cerevisiae que presenta una alta tasa de producción, una elevada actividad y una gran termoestabilidad. La presente invención se refiere a la secuencia aminoacídica de dicha lacasa y a la secuencia nucleotídica que codifica para dicha lacasa. La lacasa de la invención presenta aplicaciones en diversos sectores: nano- biotecnología, industria papeler...

  4. ATLAS Virtual Visit-Venezuela-Colombia-05-06-2014

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    2014-01-01

    The Virtual Center of High Energy Studies (Centro Virtual de Altos Estudios en Altas Energias CeVALE2) is a Colombian-Venezuelan initiative to promote the research on particle physics in the region. It groups four Colombian universities and four Venezuelan institutions. The two main objectives of CeVALE2 are the development and transfer of collaborative and organizational platforms in the area and the creation of opportunities for the dissemination of particle physics such as courses and seminars. A cycle of conferences has been organized during June 2014 for teachers and students from the member institutions. The ATLAS Virtual Visit will be a key part of this experience - See more at: http://atlas-live-virtual-visit.web.cern.ch/atlas-live-virtual-visit/2014/Venezuela-Colombia-2014.html#sthash.tZw8PxLn.dpuf

  5. La credibilidad del sistema de banda cambiaria de Venezuela.

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    Maria I. Campos

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia la credibilidad del régimen cambiario de bandas de fluctuación crecientes a tasa constante de Venezuela durante el periodo julio de 1996-febrero de 2002. Mostramos que los análisis de credibilidad aplicados a zonas objetivo, introduciendo algunas modificaciones, también pueden utilizarse para estudiar la credibilidad de sistemas cambiarios de bandas de fluctuación crecientes a tasa constante. En este trabajo aplicamos tanto el denominado test de credibilidad de Svensson como el método de ajuste de la deriva. Con ambos métodos obtenemos resultados similares en cuanto al alto grado de credibilidad del sistema durante el periodo analizado.

  6. Opportunities of downhole dielectric heating in Venezuela : three case studies involving medium, heavy, and extra-heavy crude oil reservoirs

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    Ovalles, C.; Fonseca, A.; Lara, A.; Alvarado, V.; Urrechaga, K.; Ranson, A.; Mendoza, H. [Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intevep, Caracas (Venezuela)

    2002-07-01

    This paper presented some potential applications for electromagnetic radiation, radiofrequency (RF) and microwaves (MW) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). A study was conducted to examine how RF and MW can be used for downhole dielectric heating. This was accomplished by modelling reservoir dielectric heating through the use of the Lambert's equation coupled to a commercial simulator. The model was validated using crude oil and sand cores from 3 different reservoirs of medium, heavy and extra-heavy crude oils from the Lake Maracaibo reservoir in the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela. A numerical simulation demonstrated a significant acceleration in the oil production due to RF and MW heating. This was attributed to reduced viscosity of the crude oil plus the favourable water-to-oil permeabilities. It was concluded that, according to numerical simulations, there is a high potential for dielectric heating technology for medium, heavy and extra-heavy crude oils. 33 refs., 3 tabs., 13 figs.

  7. A tale of two countries : blessed with huge heavy oil resources, Canada and Venezuela pursue different paths

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    enjoying a fresh pool of talent from Venezuela, including the petrochemist Pedro Pereira-Almao, who was recently made co-director of the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for In Situ Energy. Because of the similarities between the Orinoco Belt in Venezuela and Alberta's oil sands, the technologies are transferable. Alberta is now enjoying the expertise of about 2000 technically skilled Venezuelans. 2 figs

  8. Energy sector developments in Venezuela

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    The current state and future development of the oil, gas and coal sector in Venezuela was discussed. Venezuela has oil reserves of 73 billion barrels, gas reserves of 143 TCF and coal reserves of 6 billion BOE. The country has a refining capacity of 2.9 million barrels per day, a petrochemical capacity of 7.7 million tons per year, and a coal capacity of 4.6 million tons per year. The largest refiners in Venezuela are Shell, Exxon, PDVSA, Mobil, BP, Chevron and Texaco. In 1996 the total oil and derivatives exports for Venezuela were 2.8 million barrels per day. Fifty-eight companies from 14 countries participate in the Venezuelan upstream market. Fifteen operating agreements have been awarded to 27 companies from nine countries. Third round operating agreements have been awarded to 26 companies and profit sharing agreements are in force involving 14 companies. Four vertically integrated projects (Maraven-Conoco, Maraven-Total, Corpoven-Arco-Texaco-Phillips, and Lagoven-Mobil-Veba) are currently underway. The Orimulsion(R) project, the refining system, the natural gas production, marketing and transmission system, associated future projects for the 1997-2006 time frame, and developments in the field of petrochemicals also have been reviewed. 21 figs

  9. Energy sector developments in Venezuela

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    Pantin, R. [Corpoven, (Venezuela)

    1997-12-31

    The current state and future development of the oil, gas and coal sector in Venezuela was discussed. Venezuela has oil reserves of 73 billion barrels, gas reserves of 143 TCF and coal reserves of 6 billion BOE. The country has a refining capacity of 2.9 million barrels per day, a petrochemical capacity of 7.7 million tons per year, and a coal capacity of 4.6 million tons per year. The largest refiners in Venezuela are Shell, Exxon, PDVSA, Mobil, BP, Chevron and Texaco. In 1996 the total oil and derivatives exports for Venezuela were 2.8 million barrels per day. Fifty-eight companies from 14 countries participate in the Venezuelan upstream market. Fifteen operating agreements have been awarded to 27 companies from nine countries. Third round operating agreements have been awarded to 26 companies and profit sharing agreements are in force involving 14 companies. Four vertically integrated projects (Maraven-Conoco, Maraven-Total, Corpoven-Arco-Texaco-Phillips, and Lagoven-Mobil-Veba) are currently underway. The Orimulsion(R) project, the refining system, the natural gas production, marketing and transmission system, associated future projects for the 1997-2006 time frame, and developments in the field of petrochemicals also have been reviewed. 21 figs.

  10. Media and Consumerism in Venezuela.

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    Martin, Richard; And Others

    1979-01-01

    Outlines opposing theories of the role of the commercial mass media in national economic development; reports on a survey of the attitudes of 636 adult residents of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, with respect to consumption, advertising, and national development, and shows how the results relate to the theory proposed by Daniel Lerner. (GT)

  11. English Teaching Profile (Provisional): Venezuela.

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    British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.

    This profile of the English language teaching situation in Venezuela discusses the status of English in society and in the educational system. It also gives an account of Venezuelan political, economic, and social life. A description is given of the education system and reforms that have been proposed for nursery school through higher education.…

  12. World status: Petroleos de Venezuela

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    A brief review is given of the petroleum industry in Venezuela. The industry was nationalized in 1975 and by 1990 was the world's fifth largest oil company. They have ambitious plans to expand production capacity and are looking to the major oil companies to assist. The prospects for sales of Orimulsion are also discussed. (UK)

  13. Venezuela. America = Las Americas [Series].

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    Toro, Leonor; Avery, Robert S.

    This bilingual English/Spanish social studies resource booklet provides an encyclopedia-style overview of Venezuela's history, geography, economy, and culture for teachers to use with migrant children in the elementary grades. Topics presented in the English portion include climate, land, people, customs, government, arts, food, culture, wildlife,…

  14. International Commercial Arbitration in Venezuela

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    Elena P. Ermakova

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In the above article author describes evolution of legal regulation of international commercial arbitration in Venezuela. Author cites statistics of arbitration centers in Venezuela activities. In past two decades many Latin American countries have reformed their arbitration law. In an effort to modernize its arbitral institutions several Latin American countries adopted Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL. In addition, many Latin American countries have adopted the monistic system. Author pays detailed attention to this issue, discusses concept of a monistic system - a system in which a unique set of rules governs both domestic and international arbitration. Author argues that legal system of Venezuela fits this definition. Venezuelan law on arbitration in 1998 makes no distinction between domestic and international arbitration. Arbitration was included in judicial system under the Constitution of Venezuela of the 1999. Art. 258 of the Venezuelan Constitution states that arbitration, conciliation and mediation are alternative ways of resolving disputes.

  15. Combination of Radar Altimeter and In-Situ Measurements to deduce Rating-Curves at Some Virtual Stations in the Ungauged Amazon and Orinoco Basins

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    Leon, J.; Seyler, F.; Calmant, S.; Bonnet, M.

    2008-12-01

    In the last two years, virtual gauged stations have been proposed to increase the density of hydrological network in ungauged or very poorly monitored basins (Leon, 2006). In spatial hydrology a virtual station is considered as any crossing of water body surface (i.e., large rivers) by radar altimeter satellite tracks. The main objective of this study is to review the usefulness of altimetric data presenting rating curves obtained for some virtual stations at the poorly gauged basins of Caqueta (Colombian Amazon basin), Uaupes and Upper Negro (Brazilian Amazon basin) and Upper Orinoco. Rating curve parameters at virtual stations are estimated by fitting with a power law distribution the temporal series of water surface altitude derived from ENVISAT satellite measurements and modeled discharges. The applied methodology (Leon et al. 2006a) allows the ellipsoidal height of effective zero flow to be estimated. This parameter is a good proxy of the mean water depth from which the river bed slope can be computed. These quantities combined with rating-curve parameters are highly valuable for understanding hydrological behaviour, especially at ungauged basins where hydrodynamical studies had always been prevented by the lack of in-situ data. The results obtained allow to propose a new insight into the hydrological behaviour of the region shared by Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela, which is very difficult to access, and then very poorly known.

  16. Estado Lara, Venezuela

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    Mónica Oropeza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La parroquia Diego de Lozada, ubicada en el municipio Florencio Jiménez, en la parte sur del estado Lara, presenta un alto potencial para el desarrollo turístico, pero esta actividad se encuentra limitada, y para impulsarla se deben considerar las condiciones socioeconómicas del área, sus potencialidades físiconaturales y las limitantes vinculadas a estas variables. El objetivo de este documento es identificar las potencialidades y restricciones en el aprovechamiento de los recursos turísticos en la parroquia Diego de Lozada. Para ello se ha evaluado una base de datos ambientales básicos conformada por la clasificación de los tipos de paisajes, condiciones climáticas, hídricas y cobertura vegetal, y se determinaron las principales características socioeconómicas de la población; se identificaron las restricciones jurídicas y físico-naturales, y se representaron espacialmente. Se encontró, como resultado del estudio, que las mayores restricciones son de tipo jurídico (presencia de ABRAE y en segundo lugar amenazas naturales (hidrogeomorfológicas, que juntas restringen el 40% del área total. A pesar de ello, el desarrollo de la actividad turística puede impulsarse reforzando los servicios actuales de atención y recepción de la población visitante (mejoramientos de la vialidad, alumbrado eléctrico público, restauración, creación de infraestructuras de recepción, señalización de servicios y lugares, a fin de consolidar las condiciones de calidad de vida de los habitantes del área y de la población flotante o visitante

  17. Espacios culturales comunitarios en Venezuela

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    Peña, José Adolfo

    2014-01-01

    The community centre programme in Venezuela (ECC,Spanish initials for Espacios Culturales Comunitarios) wasundertaken in 2001 on the initiative of the Deputy Ministry ofCulture’s Department of Cultural Buildings. The idea was todesign an extremely simple, flexible and inexpensive system,readily applicable all across the country and suitable for atropical climate. The programme was headed by ProfessorJuan Pedro Posani, who created the architectural design forthese centres. Eng...

  18. Venezuela opens up to explorers

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    The opening of Venezuela's first exploration bidding round since oil nationalisation in 1976 was a turning-point in the country's energy policy. The state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), has said that the bidding round could generate investment of some $11 billion eventually in development investment and that over the next 10 years, nearly 20 percent of a planned $55 billion, 10-year state oil company investment programme could also come from foreign or private sector oil investment. Should this optimistic prediction materialise, Venezuela, whose 2.75 million b/d oil production in October was some 400,000 b/d over its Opec quota, will remain both the dominant oil producer in Latin America and the top-ranking oil exporter to the US market. In May this year, Venezuelan oil exports topped 1.43 million b/d, or some 16.8 percent of the US market, compared with Saudi Arabia's 15.7 percent. (author)

  19. Protected Areas legislation and the conservation of the Colombian Orinoco Basin natural ecosystems

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    Full Text Available Colombia has shown a strong commitment to the achievement of the CBD´s biodiversity target, by promoting the conservation of at least 10% of its natural ecosystems. Protected Area categories in Colombia are undergoing a standardization process that should enhance the country´s capacity to protect its natural ecosystems. In this study we use a spatial analysis to examine how the legislation and the civil society´s initiatives help in the conservation of natural ecosystems in the Colombian Orinoco Basin. We found that differentiation in use restriction legislation limits the conservation potential of some Protected Area categories. The only fully Protected Areas in Colombia are the Natural National Parks System Areas, which protect only 10% of the area of natural ecosystems and less than 50% of the natural ecosystems in the Colombian Orinoco Basin. Indigenous Reserves help significantly in the conservation of the natural ecosystems in the Colombian Orinoco Basin, but are not a Protected Area category, making it difficult for indigenous groups to aid in the accomplishment of conservation goals in Colombia.A small percentage of ecosystems of the Colombian Orinoco Basin fall outside of any Protected Area or Indigenous Reserve and urgent actions may be needed to protect them. Future similar studies should use current and updated information on Protected Areas and take into account changes in land cover, for a better understanding of the role of different categories of Protected Areas in the achievement of conservation objectives in Colombia.

  20. Biological Ocean Margins Program. Active Microbes Responding to Inputs from the Orinoco River Plume. Final Report

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    Jorge E. Corredor

    2013-01-28

    The overall goal of the proposed work is to identify the active members of the heterotrophic community involved in C and N cycling in the perimeter of the Orinoco River Plume (ORP), assess their spatial distribution, quantify their metabolic activity, and correlate these parameters to plume properties such as salinity, organic matter content and phytoplankton biomass.

  1. Family Cluster of Mayaro Fever, Venezuela

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    Torres, Jaime R.; Russell, Kevin L.; Vasquez, Clovis; Tesh, Robert B.; Salas, Rosalba; Douglas M Watts

    2004-01-01

    A cluster of protracted migratory polyarthritis involving four adult family members occurred in January 2000 after a brief overnight outing in a rural area of Venezuela. Laboratory testing demonstrated Mayaro virus as the cause of the cluster. These results documented the first human cases of Mayaro virus in Venezuela.

  2. Hugo Chavez and the Future of Venezuela

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    Ellner, Steven; Myers, David

    2006-01-01

    Steven Ellner, Department of Economic History, Universidad Central de Venezuela, and David Myers, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, talked about democracy in Venezuela and the Chavez movement. The accompanying audio files provide the complete recording and audience discussion of the talks given by the authors. Those who download the audio files must have their own software for playing and listening.

  3. Massive Variability Surveys from Venezuela

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    Briceno, Cesar

    2003-01-01

    At the Venezuela National Astronomical Observatory we are carrying out variability surveys spanning many hundreds of square degrees near the celestial equator, using an 8k x 8k CCD Mosaic Camera optimized for drift-scanning on a 1m Schmidt telescope. Among the initial efforts was a project to obtain the first moderately deep, homogeneous sample of young stars over an area of ~180sqr.deg. encompassing the entire Orion OB1 association, one of the nearest and most active regions of star formatio...

  4. Importance of energy efficiency in Venezuela

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    Venezuela's economic development relies heavily on oil. The nation's energy production equals 3.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. Oil comprises 71% of the energy Venezuela produces, natural gas 20%, hydro 9% and coal 1%. Of the energy produced, Venezuela exports three quarters and consumes the remainder. Over 99% of Venezuela's energy exports are crude oil and oil products. Economic problems have constrained Venezuela's development in recent years. Saddled with an external debt of $US 32 billion, Venezuela will continue to encounter barriers for years to come. The nation is, however, in the process of restructuring its economy. As part of this process, the Venezuelan government has begun to integrate opportunities for improving the efficiency of its energy use. As a major oil producer and exporter, Venezuela is conscious of its responsibility to the international community to limit its emissions of energy-related CO2 into the atmosphere. For this reason, the Venezuelan government is in the process of creating a program to conserve and ration the use of energy. This effort incorporates a number of measures including the substitution of natural gas for liquid fuels for all end uses (including transportation activities), the increased reliance on hydropower in the generation of electricity and the reduction of waste in the production of natural gas to 2% of the economically recollectable volume

  5. Consideraciones sobre la produccion de frutas en Venezuela

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    Jesús Aular

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available En la presente revisión se presenta información sobre superficie, producción, y rendimiento de los frutales en Venezuela. Además se hacen consideraciones sobre los sistemas de producción, destacando limitaciones, avances y sugerencias. La fruticultura en Venezuela ocupa el 3er. lugar dentro del sector agrícola vegetal. Existen 167.691 Ha de frutales y una producción 2.232.088 TM por año. Se producen comercialmente una docena de rubros frutícolas, siendo los principales: plátano, banano, naranjo y piña. Las áreas de producción van desde zonas bajas y áridas, en donde se obtienen uvas y piñas; hasta zonas altas y húmedas donde se hallan duraznos y fresas. Ha habido reducción de la superficie plantada, con excepción de lechosa, piña y aguacate. El manejo hortícola de los huertos frutícolas es heterogéneo, ya que se observa desde bajo hasta alto nivel de tecnología. La incorrecta aplicación de las prácticas hortícolas origina baja productividad y calidad de fruta. La poscosecha podría mejorarse a través del desarrollo e implementación de normas de clasificación, empaque, embalaje, y cadena de frío. La exportación de frutas venezolanas se ha reducido en los últimos años y se concentra en mango, naranja y lima Tahití. Los principales destinos son Colombia, Europa, Norteamérica y las islas del Caribe. Sólo la naranja se procesa de manera importante en Venezuela. Las perspectivas para la fruticultura venezolana es continuar como una actividad dirigida al mercado interno, no se vislumbra una mayor participación del país en el mercado internacional.

  6. Venezuela: World Oil Report 1991

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    This paper reports on Venezuela's expansion by state oil company PDVSA has gone from a mere concept a year ago to a well-defined plan. The five-year project that began this year and runs through 1995 received a $4-billion upgrading last fall to $25 billion. Money will be spent in increments of $5 billion/year, and all sectors are involved. Largest share, about $10.5 billion, will go to upstream projects, with $6 billion to be invested in refining, $6 billion in petrochemicals, $1.5 billion in coal and $800 million in domestic marketing. PDVSA intends to finance most of the spending directly from its cash flow. The upstream spending will go toward boosting oil production to more than 3.6 MMbpd by the beginning of 1996, with capacity topping at 4.2 MMbopd. Such heavy spending should prove a boon to the Venezuelan economy. The oil industry constitutes 23% of Venezuela's GNP, accounts for 75% of governmental revenues and produces 70% of the nation's annual foreign exchange earnings. The Ministry of Planning already is forecasting a 7% leap in real growth of the GNP this year

  7. Quality of democracy in Venezuela

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    Daniel H. LEVINE

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Discussions of democracy in contemporary Venezuela lack a settled definition of the subject, how to study it, or indeed of what counts as «democracy» in the first place. The regime has been described as everything from participatory democracy, hybrid, mixed, and personalist to populist, illiberal, or no longer democratic but rather competitive authoritarian. The goal of this article is to measure the quality of democracy in Venezuela, within the terms of a procedural concept of democracy as detailed in our earlier work. Empirical measurement of the quality of democracy on five dimensions (electoral choice, participation, responsiveness, accountability, sovereignty reveals a low level overall and deep institutional weakness under a personalist leadership, with little change from 2005 to 2010. Future scenarios, after the 2012 presidential election result, include reinforcement of authoritarian trends, open militarization, liberalization and institutional strengthening, or long term volatility and polarized conflict. All scenarios are contingent on the health of President Chávez, who is a central unifying factor for his movement and regime

  8. Pediatric multiple sclerosis in Venezuela

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    Joaquín A. Peña

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Venezuelan pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis (MS. METHODS: Database records from the National Program for MS were searched for patients with an established diagnosis of MS whose first symptoms appeared before age 18. RESULTS: The national database held records of 1.710 patients; 3.8% had onset of the first symptoms before age 18. 46.7% were boys, yielding an F:M ratio of 1.13:1. Many children had a disease onset characterized by motor impairment (30.7%, brainstem/cerebellum and spinal cord affectation (27.6%, headache (26%. Less frequent symptoms were sensory symptoms (8% and optic neuritis (7%. DISCUSSION: Pediatric MS patients in Venezuela represent a significant proportion of all MS cases. The clinical pattern is characterized by motor symptoms at onset, and predominantly monosymptomatic presentation with a relapsing-remitting pattern. This is the first systematic attempt to estimate the prevalence of pediatric MS in Venezuela.

  9. Helicobacter pylori Infection in Rural and Urban Dyspeptic Patients from Venezuela.

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    Contreras, Monica; Fernández-Delgado, Milagro; Reyes, Nelson; García-Amado, María Alexandra; Rojas, Héctor; Michelangeli, Fabian

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    The goal of this work was to assess the Helicobacter pylori prevalence in a rural mestizo population and compare it to an urban population from Venezuela. The study was performed in gastric juice samples of 71 dyspeptic patients from Caracas (urban) and 39 from Tucupita (rural), in the Orinoco Delta region. Helicobacter pylori was detected by amplification of 16S rRNA, glmM, and ureA genes in 55.0% patients from urban and 87.2% from rural populations. cagA was found positive in 51% and 62% urban and rural patients, respectively. Non-H. pylori Helicobacter species were not detected in the urban population, but was found in 7.7% of patients in the rural study site. Frequency values of the 16S rRNA, glmM, and ureA genes were higher in the rural population. The odds ratio for each gene was 15.18 for 16S rRNA, 2.34 for glmM, 2.89 for ureA, and 1.53 cagA, showing significant differences except for cagA when gene frequency was compared in both populations. These results demonstrate a higher frequency of H. pylori and gastric non-H. pylori Helicobacter infection in a rural mestizo population with low hygienic standards as compared with city dwellers, representing a potential risk for the development of gastroduodenal diseases. PMID:26195456

  10. É mesmo confiável a tradução venezuelana de Theodor Koch-grünberg: "Vom Roraima Zum Orinoco"? - Comparação crítica entre o original e a edição de Caracas, 1979-82.

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    FRANK, ERWIN H.

    2015-01-01

    Partindo da curiosa observação que, mesmo sondo (sem dúvidas) uma das mais importantes fontes da etnografia e teno-história de Roraima, os autores brasileiros quase nunca citam o original (em alemão) da famosa obra do antropólogo alemão Theodor Koch-Grünberg "Vom Roraima zum Orinoco" (Berlin/Stuttgar 1917-1926), mas a tradução dela ao espanhol que - duas décadas atrás - o Banco Central da Venezuela lançou em Caracas (1997-82), esse ensaio ofereceu uma resposta metodicamente argumentada à dúvi...

  11. Republic of Venezuela. Country profile.

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    1985-06-01

    Venezuela's current economic and demographic situation is described. Venezuela is a major oil country, and the oil industry accounts for 90% of the country's foreign exchange, 70% of the government's revenues, and 15% of the gross domestic product. The economy experienced a sudden and high rate of economic growth in the mid-1970s as a result of high oil prices; however, in recent years, declining oil prices have had a negative effect on the economy. The country is now faced with a serious trade deficit, and the government recently imposed restrictions on imports. Imports in recently years had increased markedly. The emphasis on the oil industry weakened the agricultural sector and, as a result, food imports increased. In addition, the rapid economic growth experienced during the 1970s greatly increased the demand for imported consumer goods. Venezuela has the 4th highest foreign debt in the world (US$35 billion). Despite these problems Venezuela has a relatively high per capita income (US$4,140) and living standard, compared to other countries in the region. Venezuela's total population is 14.6 million, and the population is unevenly distributed. 86% of the population lives in cities of 2500 or more. 37.4% of the population and 70% of the industry is concentrated in the Federal District which contains Caracas, and in the surrounding states of Aragua, Miranda, and Carabobo. This area constitutes only 2.36% of the country's territory. Most of the oil fields are located in the state of Zulia which also contains the country's 2nd largest city (Maracaibo). The country's coastal area contains most of the agricultural lands, and the prairies just south of the coastal mountain ranges are devoted primarily to cattle raising. The remaining 58.2% of the country's territory is essentially jungle and contains only 6.9% of the country's population. The annual population growth rate is 3.11%. Although the rate declined in recent years it is higher than in most of the other

  12. Sutilezas de la producción cartográfica en el mapa del Orinoco de Humboldt Subtleties of cartographic production in Humboldt’s Orinoco Map

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    Ángela Pérez Mejía

    2007-01-01

    Cuando en 1804 Alexander Von Humboldt y Aimé Bonpland salieron del territorio de la Nueva Granada para continuar con su recorrido por la América equinoccial, habían dejado en manos del Virrey Pedro Mendinueta y Muzquiz el primer mapa del río Magdalena (nunca antes dibujado en su totalidad), mapas que corregían la ruta del Orinoco y el plano de Cartagena y de Santa fé. Eran ocho pliegos de cartografía, que dadas las circunstancias políticas, representaban un objeto de porte imperial. El regalo...

  13. Evaluation of water and energy balances ovet the Colombian Orinoco Catchment Basin

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    Abril, C.; Baquero-Bernal, A.

    2012-04-01

    This study presents a comparison between in-situ observations and gridded data from reanalyses and from a regional climate model over the Colombian Orinoco Catchment Basin, in South America, with focus on the surface water and energy balances. We use datasets from the regional climate model REMO and re-analyses ERA40, ERAInterim and NCEP/NCAR. The in-situ observations have been provided by the Colombian Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM). The balances are for the 1958-2011 period. Statistical analyses of temperature and precipitation are also presented. Discrepancies between gridded datasets and observations are evaluated and possible sources of error in each of the datasets are discussed. The research presented is the first intercomparison of the surface water and energy balances over the Colombian Orinoco Catchment Basin from different datasets.

  14. Freshwater shrimps of the colombian tributaries of the amazon and orinoco rivers (palaemonidae, euryrhynchidae, sergestidae)

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    A review of freshwater shrimps belonging to the genera Palaemonetes,Pseudopalaemon, Euryrhynchus and Acetes of the Colombian tributaries of theAmazon and Orinoco Rivers is presented. The species found in this work arerecorded for the fi rst time for Colombia: Palaemonetes ivonicus Holthuis, 1950,Palaemonetes mercedae Pereira, 1986, Pseudopalaemon amazonensis Ramos-Porto,1979, Pseudopalemon chryseus Kensley & Walker, 1982, Euryrhynchus amazoniensisTiefenbacher, 1978 and Acetes paraguayensi...

  15. Multisensor observations of the Amazon-Orinoco river plume interactions with hurricanes

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    Reul, Nicolas; Quilfen, Yves; Chapron, Bertrand; Fournier, Severine; Kudryavtsev, Vladimir; Sabia, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    An analysis is presented for the spatial and intensity distributions of North Atlantic extreme atmospheric events crossing the buoyant Amazon-Orinoco freshwater plume. The sea surface cooling amplitude in the wake of an ensemble of storm tracks traveling in that region is estimated from satellite products for the period 1998-2012. For the most intense storms, cooling is systematically reduced by approximate to 50% over the plume area compared to surroundings open-ocean waters. Historical sali...

  16. Examining organic carbon transport by the Orinoco River using SeaWiFS imagery

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    López, Ramón; Del Castillo, Carlos E.; Miller, Richard L.; Salisbury, Joseph; Wisser, Dominik

    2012-09-01

    The Orinoco River is the fourth largest in the world in terms of water discharge and organic carbon export to the ocean. River export of organic carbon is a key component of the carbon cycle and the global carbon budget. Here, we examined the seasonal transport of organic carbon by the Orinoco River into the eastern Caribbean using the conservative relationship of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in low salinity coastal waters influenced by river plumes. In situ measurements of CDOM absorption, DOC, and salinity were used to develop an empirical model for DOC concentration at the Orinoco River Plume. Satellite remote sensing reflectances were used with empirical models to determine DOC and Particulate organic carbon (POC) river transport. Our estimates of CDOM and DOC significantly correlated with in situ measurements and were within the expected ranges for the river. Total organic carbon transport by the Orinoco River during the period of 1998 to 2010 was 7.10 ×1012 g C y-1, from 5.29 × 1012 g C y-1 of DOC and 1.81 × 1012 g C y-1 of POC, representing ˜6% increase to previous published estimates. The variability in organic carbon transport responded to the seasonality in river flow more than to changes in organic carbon concentration in the river. Our results corroborate that is possible to estimate organic carbon transport using ocean color data at global scales. This is needed to reduce the uncertainties of land-ocean carbon fluxes.

  17. Spatial and temporal length distribution of Zungaro zungaro caught in the Orinoco River Basin of Colombia

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    ABSTRACT Objetive. To determine the effect of fishing on capture size of both male and female Zungaro zungaro catfish, historical records of size and spatial distribution of the species were analyzed from the Orinoco Basin in Colombian. Materials and methods. Information was collected by sampling fishing port landings in the region between 1979 and 2011. Each specimen was measured, weighed and sexed. With 5411 records, the average size at capture were compared in time and among the different...

  18. Surface Freshwater Storage Variations in the Orinoco Floodplains Using Multi-Satellite Observations

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    Frédéric Frappart; Fabrice Papa; Yoann Malbeteau; Juan Gabriel León; Guillaume Ramillien; Catherine Prigent; Lucía Seoane; Frédérique Seyler; Stéphane Calmant

    2014-01-01

    Variations in surface water extent and storage are poorly characterized from regional to global scales. In this study, a multi-satellite approach is proposed to estimate the water stored in the floodplains of the Orinoco Basin at a monthly time-scale using remotely-sensed observations of surface water from the Global Inundation Extent Multi-Satellite (GIEMS) and stages from Envisat radar altimetry. Surface water storage variations over 2003-2007 exhibit large interannual variability and a str...

  19. The phenomenon of migration in birds: a view from the Orinoco

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    Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela

    2010-01-01

    Migration is a phenomenon that has attracted the attention of researchers throughout the world and history of science. This biological process has been well studied in birds, however, in Colombia and especially in the Orinoco region, much remains unknown about these travelers. This paper presents the phenomenon of migrationin Neotropical birds. First of all, presents an evidence of a collection of literature on migration in birds and some of its most relevant aspects, then an analysis of this...

  20. Surface Freshwater Storage Variations in the Orinoco Floodplains Using Multi-Satellite Observations

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    Frédéric Frappart

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Variations in surface water extent and storage are poorly characterized from regional to global scales. In this study, a multi-satellite approach is proposed to estimate the water stored in the floodplains of the Orinoco Basin at a monthly time-scale using remotely-sensed observations of surface water from the Global Inundation Extent Multi-Satellite (GIEMS and stages from Envisat radar altimetry. Surface water storage variations over 2003–2007 exhibit large interannual variability and a strong seasonal signal, peaking during summer, and associated with the flood pulse. The volume of surface water storage in the Orinoco Basin was highly correlated with the river discharge at Ciudad Bolivar (R = 0.95, the closest station to the mouth where discharge was estimated, although discharge lagged one month behind storage. The correlation remained high (R = 0.73 after removing seasonal effects. Mean annual variations in surface water volume represented ~170 km3, contributing to ~45% of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE-derived total water storage variations and representing ~13% of the total volume of water that flowed out of the Orinoco Basin to the Atlantic Ocean.

  1. Heavy water. A production alternative for Venezuela

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    A survey of heavy water production methods is made. Main facts about isotopic and distillation methods, reforming and coupling to a Hydrogen distillation plant are presented. A feasibility study on heavy water production in Venezuela is suggested

  2. CEO and Director Turnover in Venezuela

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    Urbi Garay; Maximiliano González

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study is to achieve a better understanding of corporate governance structures and mechanisms outside the United States by looking at a specific emerging economy: Venezuela. We first build a corporate governance practices index for publicly listed companies in this country; the overall results indicate that Venezuela exhibits relatively low corporate governance scores. Using this limited sample, we are able to find a positive relation between this corporate governance index and...

  3. Nuclear power planning study for Venezuela

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    The optimum capacity for nuclear power plants that might be built in Venezuela in the period 1985-2000 and the best time for incorporating them into the electric system is defined. The most recent forecasts regarding growth of the population and demand, and of the economy in general, and the taking into account the costs for the fossil-fuel and hydroelectric resources known to exist in Venezuela, as compared with the costs of importing uranium, are discussed

  4. Radioactive wastes handling problems in Venezuela

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    A brief description of the radioactive wastes problem in Venezuela is presented. The origins of the problem are shown in a squematic form. The requirements for its solution are divided into three parts: information system, control system, radioactive wastes hadling system. A questionnaire summarizing factors to be considered when looking for a solution to the problem in Venezuela is included, as well as conclusions and recomendations for further discussion

  5. Venezuela plans to import and export gas

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    Venezuela has long term plans to be an exporter of natural gas. Two LNG schemes are under discussion as well as a gas pipeline to Argentina. Much of the gas required for these ambitious projects, however, has yet to be produced and, if anything, Venezuela is short of gas at present. For this reason, it has just agreed to build a pipeline to import natural gas from Colombia. (author)

  6. Urban venezuela, a gaze from the barrios

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    Bolívar Barreto, Teolinda

    2010-01-01

    Venezuela is the most urbanized country of Latin America. Venezuelan big cities, as most cities in Latin America, have a noticeable difference between the self constructed zones (without planning), called barrios in Venezuela, and the zones constructed according to the norms and other urban regulations, called urbanizations. In the article the helplessness in regulation terms of community life as well as in the planning practices stands out as well as the means and mechanisms that are adapted...

  7. TSUNAMI HAZARD IN NORTHERN VENEZUELA

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    B. Theilen-Willige

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on LANDSAT ETM and Digital Elevation Model (DEM data derived by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM, 2000 of the coastal areas of Northern Venezuela were investigated in order to detect traces of earlier tsunami events. Digital image processing methods used to enhance LANDSAT ETM imageries and to produce morphometric maps (such as hillshade, slope, minimum and maximum curvature maps based on the SRTM DEM data contribute to the detection of morphologic traces that might be related to catastrophic tsunami events. These maps combined with various geodata such as seismotectonic data in a GIS environment allow the delineation of coastal regions with potential tsunami risk. The LANDSAT ETM imageries merged with digitally processed and enhanced SRTM data clearly indicate areas that might be prone by flooding in case of catastrophic tsunami events.

  8. Food irradiation experience in Venezuela

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    Studies were performed in the course of 1967 to 1973, using a 10,000 Curie Co60 source on a number of foods in Venezuela. Double the storage period (from 3 to 6 months) was obtained with a number of tuber (9-12 Krads) and bulb (3-4 Krads) crops (potatoes, onions, and celery), eight times (from 3 to 24 months) with maize and black beans (20-30 Krad), four times (from 6 to 25 days) with tomatoes (100 Krad), six times (from 3 to 18 days) with peppers (100 Krad) and chilli (200 Krad), and double (from 3 to 7 days) with some annouceus fruits (25 Krad). A dose of 25 Krad was sufficient for disinfestation of papaya and of 200 Krad for pasteurization (elimination of mesophilic aerobic and enterococci) of precooked rice meal. No deleterious changes in chemical composition or in other characteristics have been observed

  9. La actividad cooperativa en Venezuela

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    Karelys Osta

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El cooperativismo ha sido presentado como un elemento estratégico del gobierno venezolano para incorporar sectores importantes de la población al desarrollo económico. Esta investigación tiene como objetivo explorar la actividad cooperativista en Venezuela, para lo cual se realizó un estudio, basado en fuentes secundarias. Se evidencian avances entre el modelo cooperativista prescriptivo, pero también diferencias al no haber propiciado cambios en el pensamiento de las personas incorporadas a este sector, en el cual deben imperar valores, normas y procedimientos disímiles a los del sector privado de la economía, especialmente en cuanto a la inexistencia de relaciones laborales de los asociados y los principios que las sustentan.

  10. Anatomía de los órganos vegetativos de dos especies de Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) de Venezuela

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    Damelis Jáuregui; Mercedes Castro; Thirza Ruiz-Zapata; Marlene Lapp

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    En Venezuela, Atriplex está representado por A. cristata y A. oestophora, siendo esta última endémica, las mismas habitan zonas costeras con altas temperaturas, alta radiación solar y suelos arenosos con alto contenido de sales. Se caracterizaron anatómicamente sus órganos vegetativos con el fin de aportar rasgos para delimitarlas taxonómicamente y precisar caracteres que contribuyan a su adaptabilidad a las condiciones edafoclimáticas imperantes en su hábitat. El material vegetal fue recolec...

  11. Radioactivity concentration and heavy metal content in fuel oil and oil-ashes in Venezuela

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    During the last years an intensive national program was developed to determine the environmental radioactivity levels in Venezuela. Gamma dose and the radon concentrations indoors, in drinking water, in caves and in artificial cavities including the effect of radon transported to the surface with the earth gas have been studied. To continue this project the oil and other natural energy resource should be considered. It is expected that the environmental radiation level is modified in regions where the oil industrial activity is more aggressive such as in the Zulia State and the Faja Petrolifera del Orinoco, (Central Region). In these regions Venezuela is producing 1.750 thousand barrels of oil from the near-to-the- surface or deep oil drilling. Petroleum constitutes an important source of energy and as the majority of natural source contains radionuclides and their disintegration products, being U, Ra, Pb, Bi, Po and K the most often encountered. The combustion of petroleum concentrate in the ashes those radioelements, and later enter the environment by different ways producing adverse effects on the quality of man life. The concentration of radioelements varies greatly between oil fields, then we still requiring local survey studies in this area. Moreover due to the recent national interest in recycling processes, it becomes important to take precaution in the selection of materials that may contain by-products of industrial origin, including oil. In fact the oil ashes, oil slurry and other mining by-products are thought to be employable in the building industry. The concentration of radioactivity in the ash from thermoelectric power plants that use petroleum as a primary energy source was determined. The analysis include the two major thermoelectric power plants in Venezuela, Ricardo Zuluaga on the northern sea side of Caracas and Planta Centro on the littoral of Carabobo State. The study cover different samples: fuel oil No 6, ashes, heavy and medium petroleum

  12. Calidad de la democracia en Venezuela

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    Luis Eduardo León Ganatios

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    Full Text Available A partir de una reforma constitucional en Venezuela, en el año 1999 se introdujeron mecanismos de democracia directa como el referendo o el plebiscito. A pesar de que este proceso amplió las vías de participación ciudadana en la vida política, hubo importantes retrocesos en libertades y derechos civiles y políticos básicos. La finalidad de este artículo consiste en medir la calidad de la democracia en Venezuela con base en una serie de indicadores derivados de la concepción de poliarquía de Robert Dahl (1993.Palabras Clave: Calidad de la democracia; Venezuela; Indicadores; estudio comparado; poliarquía.Quality of Democracy in VenezuelaAbstractSince 1999 a constitutional reform in Venezuela introduced some mechanisms of direct democracy such as the referendum and the plebiscite. Although this process broadened the means for citizens’ participation in the political system, there were important setbacks in political and civil liberties. The goal of this paper is to measure the quality of democracy according to a series of indicators that draw upon Robert Dahl’s conception of polyarchy.Keywords: Quality of democracy; Venezuela; indicators; comparative studies; polyarchy.

  13. venezuela

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    Katty Montiel

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se propone la aplicación de técnicas que permitan establecer una zonificación de amenaza geomorfológica para el barrio Cerros de Marín del municipio Maracaibo, expresada en términos de inestabilidad y propensión al colapso de laderas. Se efectuó un estudio de las condiciones biofísicas como litología, procesos morfogenéticos, precipitaciones y el efecto de las actividades humanas, basado en el método heurístico de Van Westen. Mediante la teledetección, inspección de campo y la aplicación de un Sistema de Información Geográfica, se determinaron las limitaciones y áreas críticas con base a tres rangos de amenaza: baja, moderada y alta. El análisis de los mecanismos implícitos en el colapso de material geológico, la estimación sobre la tendencia futura y detección de las áreas de amenaza, constituyen las bases para una adecuada mitigación del problema de procesos de ladera. La evaluación de las condiciones geomorfológicas, la identificación de áreas de amenaza y el estudio de las características de las construcciones de las viviendas, basada en la tipología constructiva de Ferrer y Lafaille, permiten presentar una serie de planos orientados a la planificación territorial de esta área urbana altamente conflictiva dada la amenaza natural latente y la inadecuada utilización del espacio. Se pretende que esta investigación sirva de marco de referencia e insumo en estudios del componente social, desarrollo urbano y programas de habilitación de barrios.

  14. Can Venezuela's oil sector endure Chavez' ambitions any longer?

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    The author describes the decline of Venezuela's oil industry as well as President Chavez' reaction to Venezuela's budgetary crisis. Politicization, falling investment and the obligation to take upon itself a plethora of social spending have left national oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. unable to produce efficiently and maintain production levels. Falling oil production and lower oil prices have in turn left president Hugo Chavez unable to spread the wealth to Venezuela's poor and he is searching desperately for ways to extract yet more from Venezuela's dysfunctional economy. As funds run out, Venezuela's expensive foreign policy, supporting regional allies, in particular Cuba, and seeking to export anywhere but the United States, proves overly expensive. Venezuela's impoverished masses, still supportive of Chavez during February's elections, may become less so as funds for social programmes run out. For Chavez it is a time for making choices... otherwise the people of Venezuela will choose for him.

  15. Muuga joodab Venezuela naftaga Valgevene tehaseid / Anne Oja

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    Oja, Anne, 1970-

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    Venezuela toornaftat veetakse Valgevenesse Muuga sadama kaudu. Riia sadam loodab suurema osa Venezuela nafta transiidist endale saada, samas peaks sadam selleks tegema mitmeid töid, nt. süvendama akvatooriumi

  16. Espacios culturales comunitarios en Venezuela

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    Peña, José Adolfo

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The community centre programme in Venezuela (ECC,Spanish initials for Espacios Culturales Comunitarios wasundertaken in 2001 on the initiative of the Deputy Ministry ofCulture’s Department of Cultural Buildings. The idea was todesign an extremely simple, flexible and inexpensive system,readily applicable all across the country and suitable for atropical climate. The programme was headed by ProfessorJuan Pedro Posani, who created the architectural design forthese centres. Engineer José Adolfo Peña and architectCarmen Yáñez authored the structural and buildingengineering. The solutions devised to meet constructionrequirements were based on two principles: the choice of alightweight prefabricated building system and the definition ofthe extreme climatic conditions characteristic of the tropics asthe core issue to be addressed.In terms of architectural and humanist policy, the project is anarchitectural commitment to the environment, buildingtechnology and the conditions and demands of a clearlydisadvantaged social community.El programa de los Espacios Culturales Comunitarios (ECCen Venezuela surge de la dirección de EdificacionesCulturales del ViceMinisterio de Cultura en el año 2001. Laidea consiste en diseñar un sistema extremadamente sencillo,flexible y económico que pueda multiplicarse rápidamentepor todo el país y que sea capaz de responderadecuadamente a las condiciones contextuales del trópico. Elprograma ha sido dirigido por el profesor Juan PedroPosani, quien concibió la arquitectura de los mismos. Laconcepción estructural y constructiva es obra del ingenieroJose Adolfo Peña y de la arquitecta Carmen Yáñez. Larespuesta a las condiciones de partida se basó en dosprincipios: la elección de un sistema de prefabricación ligeray la consideración en primer plano de las condicionesclimáticas extremas propias del trópico.El proyecto, en términos de arquitectura y de política humanista,es un compromiso arquitect

  17. Los pueblos ind??genas del orinoco: una propuesta did??ctica

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    Argente del Castillo S??nchez, Francisco Jos??

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    La cuenca del Orinoco forma una unidad de paisaje en la que el clima ha dado lugar al desarrollo de espacios de sabana y de selva tropical. Este espacio fue ocupado por una gran variedad de etnias que establecieron unas formas de relaci??n con el medio. As??, desarrollaron su cultura material y espiritual, en gran medida ya olvidada. Esto ha sucedido como consecuencia de los procesos de aculturaci??n vividos. Este trabajo constituye una unidad did??ctica sobre las etnias que...

  18. PLAN DE ACCIÓN EN BIODIVERSIDAD DE LA CUENCA DEL ORINOCO – COLOMBIA

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    La cuenca del río Orinoco en Colombia sobresale por su riqueza hídrica, su importancia histórica como medio de comunicación y de transporte nacional e internacional, y su diversidad cultural, de paisajes y ecosistemas terrestres y acuáticos que albergan distintas formas de vida hasta ahora poco conocidas. Con un proceso histórico de ocupación y uso de sus recursos que ha generado diversos y controvertidos conflictos, es también una de las regiones menos densamente pobladas del país, y a...

  19. EVOLUCIÓN DE LA ECONOMÍA INFORMAL EN VENEZUELA

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    William J. Díaz G.; Melvy Y. Corredor C.

    2008-01-01

    La generación y crecimiento de la economía informal en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela constituyó una respuesta a la solución de los altos índices de desempleo originado principalmente por la deformación estructural de la economía; en cuanto a su permanencia en el tiempo es producto de esa misma deformación y la incapacidad de los gobiernos de aplicar medidas que minimicen o eliminen dicho sector. No obstante a partir de 1998 con la diversificación de la economía y la aplicación de dete...

  20. Gestión sostenible de los recursos ambientales en el Alto Orinoco: identificación y evaluación de alternativas productivas

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    Beltrán Calderón, Diego Estiben

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    El presente estudio se pregunta por las alternativas para los sistemas de producción agrícola en un modelo de gestión sostenible para la Alta Orinoquia colombiana, para lo cual se aplicó la metodología delphi con un grupo de 30 expertos, a los cuales se les solicitó que validaran una matriz de criterios para evaluar sistemas productivos utilizando un enfoque de sostenibilidad, y que identificaran sistemas productivos viables según la oferta ambiental y cultural de la región. El...

  1. Calidad de las escuelas bolivarianas de Venezuela

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    Cantón Mayo, Isabel; Barrios Briceño, Nanci

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    Introducción. Venezuela ha vivido los últimos años una experiencia singular con la creación de las escuelas bolivarianas. Se refieren a centros de educación primaria con unas connotaciones metodológicas y didácticas específicas derivadas de los principios constitucionales del país. El objeto de este estudio es conocer y evaluar la calidad de estas escuelas que tienen ya más de 10 años de implantación en Venezuela. Material y métodos: se ha utilizado una metodología descriptivoexplicativa y ex...

  2. Venezuela slates second oil field revival round

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    This paper reports that Venezuela will accept bids under a second round next year from private foreign and domestic companies for production contracts to operate marginal active as well as inactive oil fields. The first such round came earlier this year, involving about 55 other marginal, inactive fields. It resulted in two contractors signed with domestic and foreign companies. It represented the first time since nationalization of the petroleum industry in Venezuela in 1976 that private companies were allowed to produce oil in the country. A public bid tender was expected at presstime last week

  3. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF THE VENEZUELA ROUND STINGRAY UROTRYGON VENEZUELAE SCHULTZ FROM THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN

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    Full Text Available As for most batoid species, little is known about the basic biology of the Venezuela round stingray Urotrygon venezuelae (Urotrygonidae. This study presents information about the reproductive biology of the species, including fecundity, embryonic development stage, relationship between maternal size and fecundity, gonadosomatic (GSI and hepatosomatic (HSI indices, sex ratios, maturity size and size at birth. With all this information, a preliminary reproductive cycle is proposed. A total of 269 specimens were caught with beach seine in Salguero beach, Colombian Caribbean Sea, between August 2005 and October 2006. We propose for U. venezuelae a biological cycle with three reproductive peaks: November-December, March-April and August. Size at sexual maturity was calculated in 176 mm (total length for females and 227 mm for males; fecundity ranged between one and six embryos per female. We found that cloacal diameter and liver weight were better predictors for fecundity than total length for U. venezuelae.

  4. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF THE VENEZUELA ROUND STINGRAY UROTRYGON VENEZUELAE SCHULTZ FROM THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN

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    KELLY ACEVEDO; FABIÁN MORENO; MARCELA GRIJALBA-BENDECK; ARTURO ACERO; JORGE PARAMO

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    As for most batoid species, little is known about the basic biology of the Venezuela round stingray Urotrygon venezuelae (Urotrygonidae). This study presents information about the reproductive biology of the species, including fecundity, embryonic development stage, relationship between maternal size and fecundity, gonadosomatic (GSI) and hepatosomatic (HSI) indices, sex ratios, maturity size and size at birth. With all this information, a preliminary reproductive cycle is proposed. A total o...

  5. Influence of the Orinoco River on the primary production of eastern Caribbean surface waters

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    López, Ramón; López, José M.; Morell, Julio; Corredor, Jorge E.; Castillo, Carlos E.

    2013-09-01

    The influence of the Orinoco River on the primary production in eastern Caribbean waters was investigated using fast repetition rate fluorometry (FRRF) and ocean color remote sensing. FRRF-based carbon fixation rates significantly correlated with independent estimates based on the 14C uptake method (r = 0.92, n = 9). Satellite-derived estimates of primary production, using the Carbon Based Productivity Method (CbPM), moderately correlated with in situ FRRF-based measurements. These estimates varied with river plume dilution gradients, with the highest rates associated with waters under river plume influence (CbPM 631 mg C m-2 d-1 and FRRF 570 mg C m-2 d-1). A time series of satellite-derived estimates (2002-2011) revealed seasonal variations associated with river discharge and climate driven fluctuations. Regional integrated productivity of about 2.80 Tg C yr-1 was calculated based on the average spatial coverage of the Orinoco River plume over the last decade.

  6. [Growth of the Orinoco Caiman (Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylia: Crocodylidae) under two captivity conditions].

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    Perez, Aldeima T T

    2008-03-01

    Growth of the Orinoco Caiman (Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylia: Crocodylidae) under two captivity conditions. In order to determine the growth of Caiman of the Orinoco (Crocodylus intermedius) under two conditions of captivity, 40 specimens were raised during 11 months and 15 days in two circular tanks, with 28.3 m2 of surface area and a volume of 62.2 m3 in each tank. The tanks were built with concrete walls and guarded blocks covered internally with sheets of myrrhlike resin, and a roof of galvanized sheets. One tank was covered partially with the galvanized sheets (tank I), the other was totally covered (tank II). Twenty caimans were placed in each tank, and both groups were fed with 85% beef, 10% fresh fish, 5% hen eggs and a mixture of minerals and vitamins. The length and weight differed significantly between the groups (p < 0.001). Mean growth (103.0 +/- 6.81 cm) and weight (3 987 +/- 0.98 g) were higher in tank II, (tank I: 88.9 +/- 7.58 cm; 2 705 +/- 0.69 g). The greater growth in tank II reflects higher air and water temperatures. The survival rate was 97.5%. These results can be used for rearing caimans in captivity for conservation and commercial purposes. PMID:18624249

  7. Distribution of gamma emitter radionuclides in offshore sediments of the Orinoco Delta

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    Surface sediments from 5 stations and 1 m long sediment core from three stations on the Orinoco Delta offshore zone were analysed by high resolution gamma spectroscopy for natural and anthropogenic radioactive elements. The resulting compositional dataset was subjected to factorial and cluster analysis. The highest concentrations of radionuclide in surface sediments are found in the eastern of the area under study. This can be attributed to the unequal composition of natural series radionuclides in sediments contributed by the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, and the unequal clay fraction in sediments originating from both rivers. When studying the radioactive disequilibrium between 226Ra and its daughters 214Pb and 214Bi, contrary tendencies to equilibrium were obtained for each daughter when changing the latitude of samples. Average content of radioelements is higher in the core more distant from the coast line. As general tendency, in the nearest core the total activity increases with depth, in contrast, the total activity decrease with depth in the outer core. The application of Factor Analysis suggests that 228Ac, 226Ra, 214Pb, 212Pb, and 208Tl presumably are present in the same mineral, while 40K and 137Cs may be associated to different ones. The radionuclide concentration reported in this work is useful as reliable baselines and can be used to compare with future sediment studies. (author)

  8. The Rio Orinoco and the haven - two major cases from a legal point of view

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    The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund), an inter-governmental organization with 49 member states, has recently been involved in two major oil spills of great interest from both a legal and a technical point of view. The Rio Orinoco incident occurred in Canada and the Haven incident took place in Italy. The Rio Orinoco was carrying asphalt when it grounded in the Gulf of St Lawrence. The grounding led to extensive salvage and cleanup operations carried out on behalf of the Canadian authorities. The claims for compensation, totalling 15 million Canadian dollars (12.5 million US dollars), were settled out of court. This paper discusses the main legal problems that arose, for example, the reasonableness of certain operations and the relationship between pollution prevention and salvage. The Haven exploded off Genoa with 144,000 metric tons of crude oil on board. A large quantity of oil escaped, necessitating extensive cleanup operations in Italy, France, and Monaco. Over 1,300 claims for compensation have been submitted totalling US$1.4 billion. This paper deals with some of the main legal problems that have arisen as a result of this incident, for example, the admissibility of claims relating to non-economic damage to the marine environment and the method to be applied for the conversion of the maximum amount payable by the IOPC Fund into Italian lire

  9. Multisensor observations of the Amazon-Orinoco river plume interactions with hurricanes

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    Reul, Nicolas; Quilfen, Yves; Chapron, Bertrand; Fournier, Severine; Kudryavtsev, Vladimir; Sabia, Roberto

    2014-12-01

    An analysis is presented for the spatial and intensity distributions of North Atlantic extreme atmospheric events crossing the buoyant Amazon-Orinoco freshwater plume. The sea surface cooling amplitude in the wake of an ensemble of storm tracks traveling in that region is estimated from satellite products for the period 1998-2012. For the most intense storms, cooling is systematically reduced by ˜50% over the plume area compared to surroundings open-ocean waters. Historical salinity and temperature observations from in situ profiles indicate that salt-driven vertical stratification, enhanced oceanic heat content, and barrier-layer presence within the plume waters are likely key oceanic factors to explain these results. Satellite SMOS surface salinity data combined with in situ observations are further used to detail the oceanic response to category 4 hurricane Igor in 2010. Argo and satellite measurements confirm the haline stratification impact on the cooling inhibition as the hurricane crossed the river plume. Over this region, the SSS mapping capability is further tested and demonstrated to monitor the horizontal distribution of the vertical stratification parameter. SMOS SSS data can thus be used to consistently anticipate the cooling inhibition in the wake of TCs traveling over the Amazon-Orinoco plume region.

  10. Spur cell anaemia and acute haemolysis in patients with hyperreactive malarious splenomegaly. Experience in an isolated Yanomamo population of Venezuela.

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    Torres R, J R; Magris, M; Villegas, L; Torres V, M A; Dominguez, G

    2000-12-01

    A prospective study, aimed to investigate the aetiology of an unusual clustering of cases of severe acute haemolytic anaemia affecting a high percentage of the adult population, was carried out in two isolated Yanomamo communities of the Upper Orinoco basin in Venezuela. Twenty-six patients with active or recent episodes of severe haemolysis were evaluated. All of them exhibited massive liver and spleen enlargement and fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the hyperreactive malarious splenomegaly (HMS) syndrome. In four cases with advanced non-alcohol-related chronic liver disease, hypersplenism, severe haemolytic anaemia and acanthocytosis, the characteristic clinical and laboratory findings of spur cell anaemia were documented. Chronic infection by the HBV and HCV was present in three of them. However, in most of the 22 additional HMS cases, the acute haemolytic condition appeared associated with the occurrence of a cold agglutinin-mediated autoimmune response. The clustering of a significant number of cases of severe acute haemolysis in HMS patients from this small isolated aboriginal community is most unusual, and represents a serious complicating factor for a population already beleaguered by a high prevalence of malaria due to multiresistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Moreover, the coexistence of HMS and severe chronic HBV or HCV infection may further aggravate the course of the haemolytic disorder, because of the occurrence of spur cell anaemia. PMID:11114387

  11. Mastery: A Lesson from Maria in Venezuela

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    Powell, Sandra Anez; Powell, Norman W.

    2012-01-01

    Children who have been born into poverty or into at-risk circumstances are often considered "disposable" and not a societal priority. These youngsters have few advocates and limited successful options in life. In the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, there is a large population of Amerindians who are called Guajiros. These indigenous people have…

  12. Radon concentration in thermal waters of Venezuela

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    The radon content in thermal waters of Venezuela has been measured, and a method for carrying out serial measurements has been developed. Besides radon, the thorium and radium content has also been measured. Drinking water sources in the area of Caracas has also been measured. (K.A.)

  13. Implementing Pre-Vocational Studies in Venezuela.

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    Kim, Young Mi

    This paper describes prevocational education in Venezuela on each educational level. First, it sets a historical context by identifying aspects of technical education that emerged at different times in its development; then it identifies certain strategies created to support the implementation of prevocationalization, and finally it concludes by…

  14. The history of aeronautical medicine in Venezuela

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    Iriarte, D. R.

    1986-01-01

    The Aerial Medical Service of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Venezuela was created on June 1949, and later became the Department of Aeronautical Medicine. Its functions include the medical examinations of future pilots, navigators and flight engineers. The importance of good mental and physical health in all flight and ground personnel to ensure the safety of air travel is discussed.

  15. The Development of Education in Venezuela.

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    Sanchez, George I.

    The present study aims to bring to the reader an understanding of Venezuela's educational patterns, needs, and development within the framework of the country's economic and social situation. Much of this report is devoted to historical backgrounds --to cultural development, politics, immigration, economics, and international attitudes-- to give…

  16. First commercial HDHPLUS{sup R}/SHP plant in Puerto La Cruz refinery, Venezuela

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    Negretti, V. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Rivas, G. [INTEVEP, Caracas, (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Funatsu, S. [JGC Corp., Yokohama (Japan)

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    Plans are underway to upgrade Petroleos de Venezuela SA's Puerto La Cruz (PLC) refinery by installing the first commercial HDHPLUS/SHP unit licensed by INTEVEP. This paper presented the main features of the HDHPLUS/SHP technology; a description of the overall project, including the process flow scheme and plot plan; and achievements during the Front-end Engineering and Design (FEED) stage. HDHPLUS is a hydroconversion process that converts vacuum residue (VR) of Orinoco extra heavy crude oil into lighter materials. A two-train HDHPLUS/SHP complex has been incorporated into the PLC refinery to process a total of 50,000 BPSD of VR with more than a 85 per cent VR conversion rate. The PLC refinery will be able to process much heavier crude and improve the product slate without depending on products imported from other PDVSA refineries. HDHPLUS uses slurry bed technology to achieve deep hydrocracking of the heavy residue. Most of the hydroconverted materials are sent to the SHP unit for further hydrotreating and hydrocracking while unconverted residue in the HDHPLUS unit is sent to the flaker unit for solidification via a vacuum flash tower. This process enables converting almost any type of feedstock without any limitation on metals, conradson carbon and asphaltene levels. Most of the facilities and equipment, such as piping, pumps, valves, furnaces, heat exchangers and vessels in the HDHPLUS unit, reactors and high-pressure-high-temperature separator, must be designed for slurry service, because the HDHPLUS process uses slurry bed reaction technology and coke particles are present in the feed. Up to 114 volume per cent liquid yield can be obtained. 2 tabs., 4 figs.

  17. Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis Violência na Venezuela: renda petroleira e crise política

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the changes in violence in Venezuela during the last forty years. It links the ups and downs of the oil revenues and the political crisis of the country to the changes in the homicide rates, which increased from 7 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 1970 to 12 in 1990, 19 in 1998 and 50 in 2003. The article characterizes Venezuela as a rentist society and shows its trajectory from rural violence to the beginning of urban violence, the guerilla movements of the 60s, the delinquent violence related to the abundance of oil revenues and the violence during the popular revolt and the sackings of 1989 in Caracas. After this, we analyze the coups d'état of 1992 and the influence the political violence exerted upon criminal violence. We describe the political and party changes in the country, their influence upon the stabilization of homicide rates since the mid-90s and their remarkable increase during the H. Chávez government. The article finishes with an analysis of the current situation, the official prohibition to publish statistics on homicides and with some thoughts about the perspective of greater violence in Venezuela.O presente artigo analisa as mudanças na violência ocorridas na Venezuela nos últimos quarenta anos, relacionadas com os altos e baixos da renda petroleira e com a crise política no país, fatos que contribuíram para um aumento nas taxas de homicídios: de 7 por cada cem mil habitantes em 1970 a 12 em 1990, 19 em 1998 e 50 no ano de 2003. O artigo caracteriza a Venezuela como sociedade rentista e, a partir daí, faz uma retrospecção cobrindo desde a violência rural até os inícios da violência urbana, o movimento guerrilheiro dos anos sessenta, a criminalidade resultando da abundância dos recursos petroleiros e a violência em decorrência da revolta popular e dos saques ocorridos em 1989 em Caracas. Em seguida são analisados os golpes de Estado de 1992 e o impacto que a violência política exerceu

  18. Nave de montaje Volkswagen, Venezuela

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    Full Text Available To assemble Volkswagen cars for the Venezuela market, a large hall has been built, which is fitted with full facilities for its purpose, such as painting and greasing installations, and large parking area for the finished vehicles. The siting of this hall was carefully studied, and such factors as nearness to industrial zones, climate, and ease of access were decisive aspects that were taken into account. The final choice was a site near Morón, in the Carabobo Department, close to the sea. The main constructional item is the roof of the large hall. It is made of a series of hyperbolic-parabolic reinforced concrete thin shells, of rectangular planform, and slightly inclined towards the north, to produce a saw edge profile. Each of these shells is supported by a central column. The hollow spaces along the saw edge profile have been used for ventilation. The enclosing walls consist of trellice material, which also provide ample facility for additional ventilation.Para el montaje de los coches Volkswagen destinados al mercado venezolano, se ha construido una gran nave dotada de todos los servicios necesarios: pintura, engrases, aparcamiento de los vehículos terminados, etc. La elección del lugar más apropiado para la situación de la nave y edificios anexos fue motivo de un detenido estudio, en el que la proximidad a zonas industriales, clima, fácil entrada de materiales procedentes de ultramar y salida para los acabados, fueron los factores decisivos. Definitivamente se eligió un solar en las cercanías de Morón, del departamento de Carabobo, y próximo al mar. Lo más notable es la cubierta de la gran nave, formada por una serie de láminas parabólico-hiperbólicas de hormigón armado, de planta rectangular, inclinadas ligeramente hacia el norte para formar un perfil en diente de sierra. Cada una de estas láminas se soporta por un montante central. Los huecos que dichos dientes de sierra dejan se han aprovechado para la ventilación. Los

  19. [Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) parasitoids of Lepidopteran eggs in Lara State, Venezuela].

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    Morales, José; Vásquez, Carlos; Pérez B, Nieves L; Valera, Neicy; Ríos, Yolmar; Arrieche, Norayda; Querino, Ranyse B

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    This work was conducted to determine the occurrence of Trichogramma wasp species in Lara State, Venezuela. Lepidopteran egg samples collected from various crop leaves were observed daily under laboratory conditions for emergence of Trichogramma species adult wasps. Trichogramma were also obtained from traps containing eggs from the hosts Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) and Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). In the laboratory, specimens of Trichogramma species were mounted on microscope slides to show male genitalia and other morphological characters used for its identification. Trichogramma atopovirilia Oatman y Platner emerged from S. frugiperda eggs collected in a cornfield at La Palomera, Humocaro Alto and at El Parchal, Humocaro Bajo, Municipio Morán. T. atopovirilia also emerged from S. frugiperda eggs collected in a cornfield at Sabana Grande and from S. cerealella eggs used as traps in a pepper culture at Tintinal, Municipio Andrés Eloy Blanco. T. exiguum Pinto y Platner emerged from S. frugiperda eggs used as traps or collected in cornfield at Totumito and at La Palomera, Humocaro Alto. T. pretiosum Riley emerged from Phthorimaea operculella Zeller eggs collected on stored potatoes at Monte Carmelo, Sanare. The identification of Trichogramma species in Lara State would be useful in the development of biological control programs for lepidopteran pests. PMID:17934619

  20. Onchocerciasis hyperendemic in the Unturán Mountains: the value of recombinant antigens in describing a new transmission area in southern Venezuela.

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    Botto, C; Gillespie, A J; Vivas-Martínez, S; Martínez, N; Planchart, S; Basáñez, M G; Bradley, J E

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    A recently described hyperendemic onchocerciasis area, located in the Unturán Mountains (between the Siapa and Orinoco basins) of southern Venezuela was studied using a cocktail of 3 low molecular weight onchocercal recombinant antigens (OvMBP/10, OvMBP/11, and OvMBP/29). The resulting seroepidemiological data were compared with those from a hypoendemic community (Altamira) situated in the northern coastal mountain range. Parasitological (skin biopsy) and serological (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA) methods for the specific diagnosis of Onchocerca volvulus in these 2 very different endemic areas were, respectively, 88% and 96% sensitive in Unturán, and 57% and 91% sensitive in Altamira. The mean microfilarial load, the mean optical density (OD), and the seropositivity rates all increased significantly with age in both communities. The serological variables (mean OD and prevalence of anti-O. volvulus antibodies) were both significantly higher in Unturán than in Altamira for children and young adults (aged Altamira for the same age-class. The prevalence of specific antibodies (mainly a marker of exposure to risk of infection) exceeded 85% in the remaining age-categories at the hyperendemic area. This is in agreement with the high community microfilarial load recorded in Unturán (> 20 mf/mg) and the presence of sclerosing keratitis and hanging groin, suggesting that onchocerciasis is a public health problem in this community. The ELISA test used here, based on a cocktail of 3 low molecular weight onchocercal recombinant antigens, appears, therefore, to constitute a practical tool for the description of endemicity levels in remote areas, particularly given the fact that finger-prick blood samples are routinely taken from children in the Upper Orinoco region for surveys of malaria incidence. Such studies could aid in defining the true extent of the Amazon focus (still unknown) and providing priority indicators for the selection of communities where

  1. Response to the Rio Orinoco incident: A small-scale indicent that lasted a whole year

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    When the tanker Rio Orinoco ran aground on October 16, 1990, in the Gulf of St Lawrence near Anticosti Island, approximately 200 metric tons, or 200,000 liters, of fuel oil were spilled. Most of the pollution drifted onto the shores of Anticosti Island, which is considered a hunting and fishing paradise. The island is a controlled provincial reserve that is home to more than 100,000 deer and many species of sea birds. It provides ideal grazing for deer and feeding grounds for sea birds. Within hours of the grounding, the Canadian Coast Guard set its emergency system in motion and dispatched a team of experts to the site. Since Anticosti Island is located in the middle of the Gulf of St Lawrence, the only way to reach the area quickly was to charter a plane. The first to arrive established a command post in the municipal offices of the small community of Port Meunier. During the first few days, experts hired by the insurance company devised a salvage plan. Unfortunately, it could not be carried out owing to bad weather, and all five attempts made in the weeks that followed were also futile. All this time, cleanup operations on the shoreline continued, with about a hundred men deployed over more than 60 kilometers. Getting to the shore proved to be a challenge since roads are nonexistent on most of the island. The Canadian Coast Guard turned to an air cushion vehicle to solve a tricky problem in an isolated area. Here in Canada, the elements are a constant challenge when trying to recover oil and clean up a shoreline. On December 21, 1990, Mother Nature got the upper hand, and there was no choice but to abandon, for the winter, the idea of removing the wreck of the Rio Orinoco. All winter long, it continued to pose a serious pollution threat. In June 1991, restoration and cleanup work on the shoreline resumed and this was completed in late July. The wreck of the Rio Orinoco was removed on August 6, 1991

  2. Tectonics and sedimentation interactions in the east Caribbean subduction zone: An overview from the Orinoco delta and the Barbados accretionary prism

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    Deville, Eric; Mascle, A.; Callec, Y.; Huyghe, P.; Lallemant, S.; Lerat, O.; Mathieu, X; De Carillo, C. Padron; Patriat, Martin; Pichot, Thibaud; Loubrieux, B.; Granjeon, D

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    Several marine geophysical data and piston-coring surveys acquired during the last decade allow one to better understand the close dynamic interactions between the sand-rich Orinoco turbidite system and the compressional structures of the Barbados prism. These interactions have been active since Eocene time as illustrated by the study of outcrops onshore Barbados Island. Because of strong morphologic and tectonic control in the east-Caribbean active margin, the present-day Orinoco turbiditic ...

  3. La importancia del desarrollo de la formación docente en la reforma curricular del proceso de descentralización educativa en Venezuela

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    María Valbuena; Roselia Morillo; Doris Salas de Molina

    2004-01-01

    El presente artículo plantea una reflexión teórica acerca del desarrollo de la formación docente y la descentralización en Venezuela, abarcando desde el gobierno de Guzmán Blanco en 1870 hasta el 2000, a través de distintos decretos y resoluciones que destacan la importancia de la formación docente como elemento esencial para la transformación del sistema educativo con un alto nivel de calidad y equidad social empleando la descentralización como una estrategia que conlleve a la formación del ...

  4. CARACTERIZACIÓN LIMNOLÓGICA DE HUMEDALES DE LA PLANICIE DE INUNDACIÓN DEL RÍO ORINOCO (ORINOQUÍA, COLOMBIA Limnological characterization of wetlands of the floodplain of the Orinoco river ( Orinoco , Colombia

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    Carlos Alberto Rivera Rondón

    Full Text Available En este estudio se desarrolló una caracterización física y química de los principales ríos, quebradas y humedales de la región aledaña a la ciudad de Puerto Carreño (Vichada, Colombia en la época de aguas altas y bajas del Río Orinoco; y una caracterización biológica durante la época de aguas bajas. La mayor parte de los sistemas presentaron pH ácido y una baja concentración de iones y nutrientes. El régimen hidrológico tuvo un impacto importante sobre los ecosistemas acuáticos: Durante el periodo de agua altas, aumentó la transparencia y la concentración de algunos nutrientes y se presentó una reducción en la conductividad y la clorofila-a. En aguas bajas, los grupos dominantes de algas fueron Bacillariophyceae y Zygnemaphyceae; la composición taxonómica del zooplancton fue común a la encontrada en otros sistemas del complejo Amazónico-Orinoqués. Las comunidades de macroinvertebrados estuvieron dominadas por Coleoptera, Odonata y Ephemeroptera y la mayor diversidad de grupos funcionales y de morfotipos se presentó en sustratos de hojarasca. Los resultados sugieren que la vegetación de la ribera juega un papel muy importante en el mantenimiento de una fuente de energía y un refugio para las comunidades acuáticas durante el periodo de aguas bajas. Así mismo, la baja mineralización de estos ecosistemas los hace muy susceptibles a contaminación de fuentes urbanas, agrícolas y ganaderas.We carried out a physical and chemical characterization of the major rivers, streams and wetlands of the surrounding area of the town of Puerto Carreño ( Vichada , Colombia in the flooding and dry seasons, as well as a biological characterization in the dry season. Most of the studied systems showed an acid pH and low ion and nutrient concentrations. The hydrologic regime has an important impact on aquatic ecosystems: during the flooding season, transparency and the concentration of some nutrients increased but conductivity and

  5. CNPC American (Venezuela) Ltd Successful in Overseas Operation

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    Wang Yikai; Liu Guoxiang

    2001-01-01

    @@ CNPC American (Venezuela) Ltd has made remarkable business achievements in the past four years. In 1997, CNPC won the 20-year operationship for tow oil fields - Caracoles and Intercampo - from the third international bidding mounted by Venezuela, in which the country offered 20 marginal oil fields.CNPC American (Venezuela) Ltd was established in July of the same year to operate these two oil fields.

  6. Plans to revive oil fields in Venezuela on track

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    This paper reports on the three operating units of Venezuela's state owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA which will begin receiving bids Feb. 28 from companies interested in operating 55 inactive oil fields in nine producing areas of Venezuela. Francisco Pradas, Pdvsa executive in charge of the program, the the company expects 88 companies or combines of foreign and domestic private companies to participate in the bidding. The program, announced last year, aims to reactivate production in marginal oil fields. It will involve the first direct participation by private companies in Venezuela's oil production since nationalization in 1976

  7. An Overview of the Giant Otter-Fisherman Problem in the Orinoco Basin of Colombia

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    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available The giant otter faces a new threat in the Orinoco Basin because fishermen in that area see it as a competitor. This study examines the species of fish caught by commercial and sport fishermen in the area and compares it to the species eaten by the otters. Although overlap exists in some of the families of fish that the otter consumes and those that the fishermen of the area extract, the competition for fish is minimal. Although we cannot ignore that a problem exists between otters and in particular the commercial fishermen, this is not because of any impact that the otter has on the populations of fish. Rather, the problem can be attributed to the local inhabitants' lack of information about the importance of the otter as a key species of the ecosystem.

  8. Main design aspects of an advanced nuclear plant for the Venezuelan Orinoco oil belt development

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    The main design aspects of a steam-supply advanced nuclear plant proposed for both the extraction and the preprocessing of extra-heavy oil from the Orinoco Oil Belt are presented. The model consists of a nuclear power plant in cogeneration mode able to supply a large fraction of the energy demand of an oil field producing 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Three 1200 MW(th) high-temperature gas-cooled reactors, built successively, supply a great portion of the process heat, the injection steam and the electricity required. Steam conditions are: for process heat, a pressure of 10 MPa at 5000C, and for injection steam, pressure between 12 and 17 MPa at saturation temperatures. (author)

  9. Lista de los mamíferos de la cuenca del río Orinoco

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    Ferrer Pérez, Arnaldo; Beltrán, Marisol; Díaz-Pulido, Angélica Paola; Trujillo, Fernando; Mantilla-Meluk, Hugo; Herrera, Olga; Alfonso, Andrés Felipe; Payán, Esteban

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    Se consolida un listado binacional de la mastofauna reportada para toda la cuenca del río Orinoco, constituido por 318 especies que se distribuyen en 12 órdenes, 40 familias y 156 géneros. Esta diversidad representa el 76,8% de la mastofauna venezolana y el 68,7% de la colombiana. El orden Chiroptera es el más representativo con 150 especies (47,5%), seguido por los roedores con 77 especies (24,4%). La región de la Guayana es la más diversa, mientras que en la región deltaica se presentó el m...

  10. Prospective area selection using statistical methods in Junin area of the Orinoco Oil Belt

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    Gonzalez, A.; Castillo, L.; Zambrano, A. [Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela); Pivert, J.M. [Lukoil, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2006-07-01

    This paper described a statistical method developed to calculate an opportunity index for determining optimal productive zones in the Junin area of the Orinoco Oil Belt. The method was designed to determine ideal stratigraphic locations for wells. The decision tool method developed mathematical relationships between rock and fluid parameters. The formulations were used to derive 4 different indices, notably (1) flow capacity, (2) oil volume, (3) mobile oil, and (4) uncertainty. The uncertainty index varied between 0 and 1, and considered a subjective matrix based on the data obtained in the study. The method was validated in an area of the Junin that had already been developed. Results of the validation study showed that the opportunity index values matched the locations where producing wells were located. The method will be used as a tool to cross-check new locations in the region. 6 refs., 19 figs.

  11. YURUPARÍ, MASKS AND POWER AMONG THE PIAROA FROM THE ORINOCO BASIN

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    Alexander Antonio Mansutti Rodriguez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In northwest Amazonia, among other kinds, two celebrations occur: one with masks dedicated to the harvest of Bactris gasipaes and other fruits, and another with sacred flutes that evoke extraordinary beings. When both coincide in a same village they occur at different moments. However, to the Piaroa and the Wirö peoples of the Orinoco basin, both ceremonies occur simultaneously at the same place. This paper shall describe participants and procedures of the ceremony and evaluate the gender and age based power game that comes to light during it. This ceremony consolidates alliances between the shamans and their communities with the masters who control animals and plants exploited by the Piaroa people, facilitates men’s expropriations and limits women power to the domestic sphere, and shifts a society with no major hierarchical organizations into a highly hierarchical one as long as the ceremony is occuring.

  12. Potential impact of the colored Amazon and Orinoco plume on tropical cyclone intensity

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    Newinger, C.; Toumi, R.

    2015-02-01

    The Amazon and the Orinoco river plumes modulate ocean stratification and color in the tropical North Atlantic. This changes air-sea interactions and may thus be important for tropical cyclones (TCs). Using a regional ocean model, we try to separate the potential impact of river freshwater and light absorption on ocean temperatures, stability, and TC intensity. While the freshwater plume stabilizes the water column, there is no significant change in sea surface temperatures. However, increased stability and temperature inversions may reduce surface cooling feedbacks. The cooling inhibition index (CI) is +2.2 (J/m2)1/3 larger when the river freshwater plume is present. Ocean color in the river plume on the other hand, blocks the deeper ocean from sunlight, leading to moderate surface warming (+0.1°C) and substantial subsurface cooling (-0.3°C 100 m mean temperature). As a consequence cold water is more readily available to passing storms and the CI decreases by -2.1 (J/m2)1/3. Using simple, idealized relationships between expected surface cooling and TC intensity, we find that river-induced stability enhances strong TCs by up to -5 to -12 hPa, while ocean color may reduce intensity by +8 hPa to +16 hPa. The net impact of the colored plume is negligible for weak storms and a slight intensity reduction for stronger cyclones. Within the Amazon and Orinoco plume, the river freshwater effect may thus be substantially reduced or even offset by light absorbing particles.

  13. Do the Amazon and Orinoco freshwater plumes really matter for hurricane-induced ocean surface cooling?

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    Hernandez, O.; Jouanno, J.; Durand, F.

    2016-04-01

    Recent studies suggested that the plume of low-saline waters formed by the discharge of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers could favor Atlantic Tropical Cyclone (TC) intensification by weakening the cool wake and its impact on the hurricane growth potential. The main objective of this study is to quantify the effects of the Amazon-Orinoco river discharges in modulating the amplitude of TC-induced cooling in the western Tropical Atlantic. Our approach is based on the analysis of TC cool wake statistics obtained from an ocean regional numerical simulation with ¼º horizontal resolution over the 1998-2012 period, forced with realistic TC winds. In both model and observations, the amplitude of TC-induced cooling in plume waters (0.3-0.4ºC) is reduced significantly by around 50-60% compared to the cooling in open ocean waters out of the plume (0.6-0.7ºC). A twin simulation without river runoff shows that TC-induced cooling over the plume region (defined from the reference experiment) is almost unchanged (˜0.03ºC) despite strong differences in salinity stratification and the absence of barrier layers. This argues for a weaker than thought cooling inhibition effect of salinity stratification and barrier layers in this region. Indeed, results suggest that haline stratification and barrier layers caused by the river runoff may explain only ˜10% of the cooling difference between plume waters and open ocean waters. Instead, the analysis of the background oceanic conditions suggests that the regional distribution of the thermal stratification is the main factor controlling the amplitude of cooling in the plume region.

  14. Unbekannte Venezuela-Karten Alexander von Humboldts

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    Ulrike Leitner

    2001-01-01

    Article in German, Abstracts in English and German.During his American journey Humboldt was mainly interested in geosciences, as the later published geographical folio atlasses and an enormous number of drawings in his diaries indicate. The following gives three almost unknown examples of how Humboldt enriched the geographical and geological knowledge about Venezuela:1. a profile map of Venezuela’s coast. Only in 1853 Humboldt sent this result of the American journey to the editor Julius Ewal...

  15. Crisis in Venezuela: Will Anybody Support Democracy?

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    Falomir Lockhart, Nicolás

    2014-01-01

    Since February 12th 2014, popular demonstrations both in favor of and against the government have been taking place in Venezuela. The protests started as a student expression but they were rapidly taken up by the opposition seeking to channel the general dissatisfaction of society with high costs of living and insecurity. In some cases, violence took over these events. As a result, nearly 30 people, including demonstrators – both in favor of and against the government– and law enforcement age...

  16. National Oil Companies: the view from Venezuela

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    National oil companies were key elements in the initial OPEC strategy and they brought a de-integration of oil industry. These companies have tried to move from crude marketing to product marketing through new investments at home and abroad in order to get higher value added and more secure markets for crude. Low prices bring new challenges. Venezuela's answers are strategic associations, operating contract for marginal fields and profit sharing agreements. (Author)

  17. Astrometry and Geostationary Satellites in Venezuela

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    Lacruz, E.; Abad, C.

    2015-10-01

    We present the current status and the first results of the astrometric project CIDA - ABAE for tracking geo-stationary satellites. This project aims to determine a preliminary orbit for the Venezuelan satellite VENESAT-1, using astrometric positions obtained from an optical telescope. The results presented here are based on observations from the Luepa space tracking ground station in Venezuela, which were processed using astrometric procedures.

  18. e-Science initiatives in Venezuela

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    Chaves, J. L.; Diaz, G; Hamar, V.; Isea, R.; F. Rojas; Ruiz, N.; Torrens, R.; Uzcategui, M.; Florez-Lopez, J.; Hoeger, H.; Mendoza, C.; Nunez, L. A.

    2007-01-01

    Within the context of the nascent e-Science infrastructure in Venezuela, we describe several web-based scientific applications developed at the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CeCalCULA), Merida, and at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas. The different strategies that have been followed for implementing quantum chemistry and atomic physics applications are presented. We also briefly discuss a damage portal based on dynamic, ...

  19. Logistics Strategies And Practices In Venezuela

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    2002-01-01

    (WP11/02 Clave pdf) This paper presents an empirical and statistical analysis identifies the key characteristics and opportunities of logistics in Venezuela. Among the key findings are conservative approaches to logistics in a protected market whose environment is changing faster than preferred by the responsible actors, limiting the application of modern logistics practices. This and other considerations, such as geographical location, production of commodities and the identification in the ...

  20. Venezuela- China Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, Tourism Fair

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Bordering Columbia, Brazil and Guyana,Venezuela's economy developed speedily in recent years. It is a comparatively active country in South America. The main industries of the country are petroleum, mining, telecom, husbandry and tourism. The visiting enterprises include the leading enterprises of each key industry. This fair provides abundant trade and investment opportunities for China's execution of "Introduce in and Walk Out" development strategy.

  1. Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of banjo catfish with the description of a new species from the Orinoco River system of Colombia and Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae)

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    John P. Friel

    2008-01-01

    Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of small banjo catfishes (< 80 mm SL), is distinguished from all other aspredinid genera by the following unique features: mandibular teeth restricted to a patch near symphysis of lower jaw; no contact between the metapterygoid and quadrate; autopalatine posteriorly forked with two separate cartilages; absence of the fourth pharyngobranchial; absence of gill rakers on all branchial arches; and lack of bifid hemal spines on vertebrae that articulate with anal-fi...

  2. Controls on the composition of fluvial sands from a tropical weathering environment: sands of the Orinoco River drainage basin, Venezuela and Colombia

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    Johnsson, M.J.; Stallard, R.F.; Lundberg, N.

    1991-01-01

    On the alluvial plains of the western Llanos, storage of orogenically derived sediment allows time for substantial chemical weathering. Through reworking of the alluvial sequences, freshly eroded sediment is exchanged for older, compositionally more mature material. The chemically weathered component increases as rivers cross the Llanos, resulting in an increase in overall compositional maturity of bed-load sand away from the orogenic terranes. -from Authors

  3. Tres fases de la violencia homicida en Venezuela Three phases of homicidal violence in Venezuela

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2012-01-01

    Venezuela era considerado uno de los países menos violentos de América Latina, sin embargo para el año 2010 estaba entre los que mostraban la más alta tasa de homicidios. Este artículo analiza la evolución de los homicidios ocurridos en Venezuela entre 1989 y 2010 y plantea la existencia de tres etapas que se corresponden a distintos momentos de la institucionalidad social y política del país. La primera de 1985 a 1993, caracterizada por la crisis social de los saqueos de 1989 y los golpes de...

  4. Rivers in the sea - Can we quantify pigments in the Amazon and the Orinoco River plumes from space?

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    Muller-Karger, Frank E.; Walsh, John J.; Carder, Kendall L.; Zika, Rod G.

    1989-01-01

    Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) images of the western tropical Atlantic (1979-1982) were combined into monthly mean surface pigment fields. These suggest that Amazon River water flows along northeastern South America directly toward the Caribbean sea early in the year. After June, however, the North Brazil Current is shunted eastward, carrying a large fraction of Amazon water into the North Equatorial Countercurrent (NECC). This eastward flow causes diminished flow through the Caribbean, which permits northwestward dispersal of Orinoco River water due to local Ekman forcing. The Orinoco plume crosses the Caribbean, leading to seasonal variation in surface salinity near Puerto Rico. At least 50 percent of the pigment concentration estimated in these plumes seems due to viable phytoplankton.

  5. Stratigraphic model deposit Ofi Inf SDZ-2X A1, Jun in block in Orinoco Oil belt

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    This work is about the Stratigraphic model deposit O fi I nf SDZ-2X A1, Junin block in Orinoco Oil belt.This model was based on a chrono stratigraphic interpretation and was defined the correlation between the main and secondary surfaces. The wells of the study area pass through the Cambrian, Cretaceous and Miocene sediments. The last is more interesting for the study because of the stratigraphic and sand body surface presence

  6. The Casiquiare river acts as a corridor between the Amazonas and Orinoco river basins: biogeographic analysis of the genus Cichla.

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    Willis, S C; Nunes, M; Montaña, C G; Farias, I P; Ortí, G; Lovejoy, N R

    2010-03-01

    The Casiquiare River is a unique biogeographic corridor between the Orinoco and Amazonas basins. We investigated the importance of this connection for Neotropical fishes using peacock cichlids (Cichla spp.) as a model system. We tested whether the Casiquiare provides a conduit for gene flow between contemporary populations, and investigated the origin of biogeographic distributions that span the Casiquiare. Using sequences from the mitochondrial control region of three focal species (C. temensis, C. monoculus, and C. orinocensis) whose distributions include the Amazonas, Orinoco, and Casiquiare, we constructed maximum likelihood phylograms of haplotypes and analyzed the populations under an isolation-with-migration coalescent model. Our analyses suggest that populations of all three species have experienced some degree of gene flow via the Casiquiare. We also generated a mitochondrial genealogy of all Cichla species using >2000 bp and performed a dispersal-vicariance analysis (DIVA) to reconstruct the historical biogeography of the genus. This analysis, when combined with the intraspecific results, supports two instances of dispersal from the Amazonas to the Orinoco. Thus, our results support the idea that the Casiquiare connection is important across temporal scales, facilitating both gene flow and the dispersal and range expansion of species. PMID:20149086

  7. South America's energy integration overshadows Venezuela-US confrontational posture

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    Venezuela's plans of a 10 000 km gas pipeline project spanning Latin America is presented. A brief analysis of Venezuela's petroleum industry is provided. President Hugo Chavez' main ambitions include reducing oil sales to the USA and to spark South America's energy integration

  8. Language Planning for Venezuela: The Role of English.

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    Kelsey, Irving; Serrano, Jose

    A rationale for teaching foreign languages in Venezuelan schools is discussed. An included sociolinguistic profile of Venezuela indicates that Spanish is the sole language of internal communication needs. Other languages spoken in Venezuela serve primarily a group function among the immigrant and indigenous communities. However, the teaching of…

  9. Using the Five Themes of Geography to Teach about Venezuela.

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    Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that Venezuela has many U.S. ties because of its relative proximity and economic significance. Asserts that the Five Themes of Geography can be used to design effective classroom lessons about Venezuela. Presents five activities that include student objectives, necessary materials, and step-by-step instructional procedures. (CFR)

  10. 78 FR 55096 - Ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela

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    2013-09-09

    ... publishing the notice in the Federal Register of July 25, 2013 (78 FR 44969). The conference was held in... COMMISSION Ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela Determination On the basis of the record \\1\\ developed in... Russia and Venezuela of ferrosilicon, provided for in subheadings 7202.21.10, 7202.21.50,...

  11. Critical Pedagogy and Empowering in Teacher Education in Venezuela.

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    Chacon, Carmen T.; Alvarez, Luisa Cristina

    This paper addresses the issue of the relationship between critical pedagogy and English as a foreign language (EFL) in Venezuela. Teacher-researchers have come to see the issues confronting nonnative educators in ELT as a more important issue than in previous years. They are particularly concerned about the current situation in Venezuela,…

  12. Venezuela - Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture

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    2009-01-01

    This country note briefly summarizes information relevant to both climate change and agriculture in Venezuela, with focus on policy developments (including action plans and programs) and institutional make-up. Like most countries in Latin America, Venezuela has submitted one national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with a second one under...

  13. Molecular diagnosis of the arowanas Osteoglossum ferreirai Kanazawa, 1966 and O. bicirrhossum (Cuvier, 1829 from the Orinoco and Amazon River basins

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    Maria Doris Escobar L.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The arowanas, fishes of Gondwanan origin, are represented in South America by the genus Osteoglossum. All species were initially reported as being exclusive to the Amazon region, with O. ferreirai restricted to the Negro River basin and O. bicirrhosum to the Amazon and Essequibo Rivers basin. Starting in the mid 1970's it was reported that O. ferreirai also occurs in the Orinoco River basin. In all regions the arowanas assumed significant socio-economic importance due to their popularity in the international ornamental fish trade, leading to over-exploitation of both species in some areas. The Orinoco populations are particularly heavily exploited, and thus conservation and management measures are needed. Both depend on the clarification of taxonomic status, and phylogenetic distinctness of the Orinoco populations. With the goal of molecularly characterizing the two species of Osteoglossum, and comparing populations of Osteoglossum from the Orinoco and Amazon basins, we characterized individuals sampled from eight localities, one in the Orinoco River basin and seven in the Amazon River basin. We sampled 39 individuals, obtaining 1004 base pairs, of which 79 were synapomorphies. Genetic distance between the two species calculated using the HKY + G model of molecular evolution was 8.94%. Intraspecific distances ranged from 0.42% in O. bicirrhosum to 0.10% in O. ferreirai. The genetic characterization confirmed the taxonomic status of O. ferreirai in the Orinoco basin, and suggested that its distribution in the Orinoco basin is unlikely to be the result of vicariance or natural dispersal, but rather an anthropic introduction.

  14. AP in PA (Advanced Programs in Palo Alto).

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    Lundy, Ruthe A.

    1979-01-01

    The article describes the various programs for gifted students in Palo Alto, California, a city with an unusually high percentage of gifted children. Programs are described at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. (DLS)

  15. Influence of the Amazon/Orinoco Plume on the summertime Atlantic climate

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    Vizy, Edward K.; Cook, Kerry H.

    2010-11-01

    A plume of fresh water forms in the Atlantic due to discharge from the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and creates a stable barrier layer near the surface that is associated with warm sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTAs). The boreal summer atmospheric response to this sea surface temperature (SST) forcing is investigated using a regional atmospheric model. Results from two ensembles, one with the plume SSTA removed, and the other with an idealized plume SSTA imposed, reveal that the scale of the SSTA forcing is large enough to influence the summer climate over the tropical western Atlantic and Central America. Rainfall increases over the SSTAs and downstream over the Caribbean Sea and Central America, as sensible and latent heating associated with the plume SSTAs force a Rossby/Kelvin wave dynamical response. The result is westward shift by 12° of longitude of the North Atlantic subtropical anticyclone, a northward repositioning of the summertime subtropical anticyclone extension over the Gulf of Mexico, and increased moisture convergence into Central America. Warm SSTAs associated with the plume also influence simulated summer tropical Atlantic storms. The presence of the plume increases the number of Atlantic basin storms by 60% (i.e., 4.66 more storms). An increase in storm intensity also occurs, with a 61% increase of the number of storms that reach tropical storm and hurricane strength. However, these storms tend to be shorter lived and are associated with a 12% decrease in the number of tropical storm days. Storm trajectories also shift westward over the western Atlantic associated with the presence of the plume, bringing them closer to the U.S. coast as both the steering winds and vertical wind shear over the Atlantic are modified. These results suggest that the August storm systems may be more likely to track closer to the U.S. coast and/or over the Gulf of Mexico. Since the Amazon and Orinoco rivers are fed primarily by rainfall in the Amazon Basin during

  16. YURUPARÍ: MÁSCARAS Y PODER ENTRE LOS PIAROAS DEL ORINOCO

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    ALEXANDER MANSUTTI RODRÍGUEZ

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In northwest Amazonia, among other kinds, two celebrations occur: one with masks dedicated to the harvest of Bactris gasipaes and other fruits, and another with sacred flutes that evoke extraordinary beings. When both coincide in a same village they occur at different moments. However, to the Piaroa and the Wirö peoples of the Orinoco basin, both ceremonies occur simultaneously at the same place. This paper shall describe participants and procedures of the ceremony and evaluate the gender and age based power game that comes to light during it. This ceremony consolidates alliances between the shamans and their communities with the masters who control animals and plants exploited by the Piaroa people, facilitates men’s expropriations and limits women power to the domestic sphere, and shifts a society with no major hierarchical organizations into a highly hierarchical one as long as the ceremony is occuring.En el noroccidente amazónico se realizan, entre otras, dos tipos de fiestas: una enmascarada dedicada a la cosecha de Bactris gassipaes y otras frutas, y otra con flautas sagradas dedicada a evocar seres extraordinarios. Ellas, cuando coinciden en un mismo pueblo, se realizan en momentos diferentes. Sin embargo, en el caso de los Piaroas y Wirös de la cuenca del Orinoco, ambas fiestas coinciden entiempo y lugar. En este ensayo vamos a describir los personajes y procedimientos que son parte de la fiesta y a evaluar algunos de los juegos de poder de género y edad que en ella se expresan.Se trata de una fiesta que consolida alianzas de los shamanes y sus comunidades con los dueños de animales y plantas sometidas a la depredación piaroa, que institucionaliza la expropiación por los hombres y la redefinición hacia lo doméstico del poder femenino, y que transforma una sociedad sin grandes jerarquías en su citianeidad en una sociedad altamente jerarquizada mientras dura la fiesta.

  17. e-Science perspectives in Venezuela

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    Díaz, G; Hamar, V; Hoeger, H; Mendoza, C; Mendez, Z; Núñez, L A; Ruiz, N; Torrens, R; Uzcategui, M

    2008-01-01

    We describe the e-Science strategy in Venezuela, in particular initiatives by the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CECALCULA), Merida, the Universidad de Los Andes (ULA), Merida, and the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas. We present the plans for the Venezuelan Academic Grid and the current status of Grid ULA supported by Internet2. We show different web-based scientific applications that are being developed in quantum chemistry, atomic physics, structural damage analysis, biomedicine and bioclimate within the framework of the E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America (EELA)

  18. Venezuela: A Nation In Need of Reform

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    Louise Allsopp

    2003-01-01

    The Venezuelan economy is currently undergoing tremendous economic and political upheaval. However, of the Latin American countries, it was one of the least damaged by the events in 2001 and also made a steady recovery from the Asian crisis of 1997. Using a combination of economic indicators, it is shown that VenezuelaÂ’s difficulties occurred not through contagion from other countriesÂ’ problems but through (a) its reliance on the oil sector and (b) poorly constructed and ill-sequenced polic...

  19. e-Science perspectives in Venezuela

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    We describe the e-Science strategy in Venezuela, in particular initiatives by the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CECALCULA), Merida, the Universidad de Los Andes (ULA), Merida, and the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas. We present the plans for the Venezuelan Academic Grid and the current status of Grid ULA supported by Internet2. We show different web-based scientific applications that are being developed in quantum chemistry, atomic physics, structural damage analysis, biomedicine and bio climate within the framework of the E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America (EELA). (Author)

  20. Lanzamiento de supermercados cheap en Venezuela

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    Oscar A. Colmenares D.; José Luis Saavedra

    2008-01-01

    El presente caso de estudio se plantea en el contexto del sector de distribución de alimentos al detal en Venezuela en los años 2005 al 2007, el cual ha ostentado diversas mutaciones y cambios en función de las condiciones socioeconómicas del país y las tendencias globales. La cadena internacional de Supermercados Cheap, de origen tailandés, es una empresa dedicada a la distribución al menor de productos de consumo masivo, que estaba interesada en abrir ...

  1. Population Structure and Genetic Diversity of the Endangered South American Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) from the Orinoco Basin in Colombia: Management Implications and Application to Current Conservation Programs.

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    Caballero, Susana; Correa-Cárdenas, Camilo A; Trujillo, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    Endangered giant otters, Pteronura brasiliensis, are found along the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and most of their tributaries. Hunting in the mid-1970s pushed giant otter populations to the brink of extinction. We studied population structure and genetic diversity of giant otters from Colombia's Orinoco basin using analyses of partial mitochondrial DNA control region sequences obtained from scat material. We collected and analyzed 54 scat samples from 22 latrines, 2 tissue samples primarily from captive giant otters and 2 from hunted animals near Puerto Carreño and Puerto Inírida (Colombian Orinoco), as well as one tissue sample from Puerto Leguizamo (Colombian Amazon). Thirty-nine partial control region sequences were obtained (258bp), corresponding to 15 unique haplotypes. Most of these haplotypes, found in samples collected around Puerto Carreño, defined one phylogeographic group (phylogroup) not previously described. Higher genetic diversity in the Colombian Orinoco populations than in other South American populations suggests that this newly described phylogroup, as well as a second phylogroup defined from a few Colombian Orinoco and Amazon samples, should be considered distinct genetic management units. National conservation programs, particularly those aiming to establish protected areas, should manage these independently. Current Colombian confiscated animal reintroduction and captive reproduction programs should also consider such differentiation when determining reintroduction locations or improving husbandry practices. PMID:26245782

  2. Kebijakan Politik Hugo Chavez Dalam Penanggulangan Krisis Ekonomi Venezuela (1998-2008)

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    Pinem, Try Edo Ati

    2015-01-01

    Hugo Chavez is the President of Venezuela who has an important role for change of political direction to resolve economic crisis in Venezuela with his Bolivarian Revolution. His political and economic policies able to cope with the bad condition in Venezuela. The purpose of this study was (1) to describe the condition of Venezuela when the economic crisis (2) Describe the Bolivarian Revolution (3) Describe the policies of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela tackling the economic crisis...

  3. [Zika virus: Another emerging arbovirus in Venezuela?].

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    Valero Nereida

    2015-09-01

    Current health conditions of Venezuela, together with the tropical proliferation of different types of Aedes (aegypti and albopictus), suggest the arrival to this country of ZIKA virus (ZIKV). The Pan American Health Organization urges Latin American countries to take measures to prevent the ZIKV entry and advises that these measures must be designed to detect the introduction of ZIKV in an area, track its spread and actively monitor the disease. In Venezuela and other Latin-American countries, where endemicity is high for other arboviruses such as dengue arid chikungunya, health authorities should strengthen their surveillance systems to detect early and timely introduction of ZIKV ap.d refine diagnostic methods to confirm the infection rate; however, the high incidence of cases due those viral agents reflects weakened and poorly timed insensitive monitoring systems, as well as, poor vector control measures, arising the questions: will this arbovirus pop in our country, will it set as the other as edemicepidemic and lead to alter their clinical behavior and severity of the disease? PMID:26710538

  4. Lanzamiento de supermercados cheap en Venezuela

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    Oscar A. Colmenares D.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente caso de estudio se plantea en el contexto del sector de distribución de alimentos al detal en Venezuela en los años 2005 al 2007, el cual ha ostentado diversas mutaciones y cambios en función de las condiciones socioeconómicas del país y las tendencias globales. La cadena internacional de Supermercados Cheap, de origen tailandés, es una empresa dedicada a la distribución al menor de productos de consumo masivo, que estaba interesada en abrir operaciones comerciales en Latinoamérica tomando como país piloto a Venezuela. Para ello, quiere desarrollar una red de tiendas con marca y concepto propio adecuada a las características y exigencias del mercado local. En este sentido, debe diagnosticar el escenario de negocios y del mercado actual del sector y diseñar un plan de acción para cumplir con su objetivo

  5. Nuevos significados de la democracia en Venezuela

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    Ingrid Karina Núñez Muñoz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es interpretar los nuevos significados de la demo- cracia en Venezuela, construidos a partir de los cambios y transformaciones iniciados en 1999 (proceso constituyente-reforma política, teniendo como centro los discursos y prácticas de una ciudadanía que debe participar de forma activa y organizada en los asuntos públicos con miras a la búsqueda de la solución de sus problemas más apremiantes. La aproximación metodológica (cualitativa-hermenéutica se realizó con- siderando que esta redefinición es una construcción intersubjetiva de los valores, acciones y normas en el ámbito político que intenta explicar cómo se construye la ciudadanía, fundamentalmente en el nivel local, a través de formas asociativas (como los consejos comunales en su interrelación con el Estado. Se concluye que a partir del nuevo orden constitucional de 1999 se comien- za a construir en Venezuela un nuevo sujeto que intenta viabilizar sus de- mandas a través de las organizaciones sociales.

  6. Haline hurricane wake in the Amazon/Orinoco plume: AQUARIUS/SACD and SMOS observations

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    Grodsky, Semyon A.; Reul, Nicolas; Lagerloef, Gary; Reverdin, Gilles; Carton, James A.; Chapron, Bertrand; Quilfen, Yves; Kudryavtsev, Vladimir N.; Kao, Hsun-Ying

    2012-10-01

    At its seasonal peak the Amazon/Orinoco plume covers a region of 106 km2 in the western tropical Atlantic with more than 1 m of extra freshwater, creating a near-surface barrier layer (BL) that inhibits mixing and warms the sea surface temperature (SST) to >29°C. Here new sea surface salinity (SSS) observations from the Aquarius/SACD and SMOS satellites help elucidate the ocean response to hurricane Katia, which crossed the plume in early fall, 2011. Its passage left a 1.5 psu high haline wake covering >105 km2 (in its impact on density, the equivalent of a 3.5°C cooling) due to mixing of the shallow BL. Destruction of this BL apparently decreased SST cooling in the plume, and thus preserved higher SST and evaporation than outside. Combined with SST, the new satellite SSS data provide a new and better tool to monitor the plume extent and quantify tropical cyclone upper ocean responses with important implications for forecasting.

  7. Main design parameters for an advanced nuclear plant for the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt development

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    The main design requirements for a steam-supply advanced nuclear plant proposed for both the extraction and the preprocessing of extra-heavy oil from the Orinoco Oil Belt are presented here. The model under consideration is a modular co-generation concept able to supply a large fraction of the energy required by an oil field producing 100,000 barrels per day of refinery ready synthetic oil. Three 1200 Mw(th) high-temperature gas cooled reactors, built successively, would supply most of the process heat, the injection steam and the electricity required, this in accordance with the main design criteria of a high variability of steam demand along the field life-time. The energy balance would be supplied by burning oil processing residues. Although design parameters depend on particular oil deposit characteristics and crude properties which may change with the field location in the OOB, the values established for this model are: process heat maximum conditions of pressure 100 bars at a temperature of 500 deg. C, and for injection steam pressures between 120 to 170 bars to saturation temperatures. Current design studies performed elsewhere, based on high-temperature gas cooled reactors, present design characteristics which could satisfy the requirements of the model under consideration. Further more detailed studies are recommended. (author). 19 refs, 9 figs, 3 tabs

  8. An advanced nuclear power plant for heavy oil exploitation in the Venezuelan Orinoco oil belt

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    The most important characteristics of the Orinoco Oil Belt (OOB) and of its heavy oil content, together with the main requirements for its exploitation, are presented here for analyzing the possibilities of the application of advanced nuclear power as main energy source in the heavy oil exploitation in the OOB. A steamsupply advanced nuclear cogeneration plant based on high temperature reactors is suggested for both the extraction and upgrading of the crude oil. The model consists of a plant for a 100 km2 oil field producing 100.000 barrels per day of refinery ready synthetic oil during 25 years. Three 1200 MW(th) reactors, built successively, supply a great portion of the required process heat, injection steam and electricity. Steam conditions are: for the process heat, a maximum pressure of 10 MPa at a temperature of 500deg C, and, for the injection steam, pressures between 12 and 17 MPa at saturation temperatures. Clear advantages for an advanced nuclear option application in the OOB development are substantiated, and a feasibility study is recommended. (orig.)

  9. Exploración y poblamiento en el bajo Orinoco, 1779-1787

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    Lucena Giraldo, Manuel

    1992-01-01

    La creación de Intendencia de Ejército y Real Hacienda de Venezuela el 8 de diciembre de 1776 trajo consigo un conjunto de cambios políticos de gran trascendencia. La nueva institución, que reunió prerrogativas de tipo militar, político y fiscal acometió un gran número de reformas destinadas a la mejora del dispositivo español de control del territorio venezolano. En este contexto, la ocupación de los espacios fronterizos cobró especial importancia y, por tanto, el papel jugado por la Guayan...

  10. Description of a new species of the genus Chaetostoma from the Orinoco River drainage with comments on Chaetostoma milesi Fowler, 1941 (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).

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    Ballen, Gustavo A; Urbano-Bonilla, Alexander; Maldonado-Ocampo, Javier A

    2016-01-01

    Chaetostoma joropo n. sp. is described from the piedmont of the Orinoco River drainage in Colombia. The new species has been long confused with Chaetostoma milesi, a species with similar overall morphology and color pattern that is restricted to the Magdalena-Cauca River Basin. We diagnose the new species on the basis of morphology as well as a precise description of the color pattern. Chaetostoma joropo n. sp. is also easily distinguished from C. formosae the most similar species and other species inhabiting the Orinoco River drainage in Colombia. Data on ontogenetic variation and sexual dimorphism are provided, as well as natural history notes and remarks on the usage of the name Chaetostoma milesi for specimens from both the Orinoco and Magdalena-Cauca drainages. A discussion on the usage of the name Chaetostoma platyrhynchus is also provided given its current instability in the literature. PMID:27394772

  11. Identification and Classification of Mass Transport Complexes in Offshore Trinidad/Venezuela and Their Potential Anthropogenic Impact as Tsunamigenic Hazards

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    Moscardelli, L.; Wood, L. J.

    2006-12-01

    Several late Pleistocene-age seafloor destabilization events have been identified in the continental margin of eastern offshore Trinidad, of sufficient scale to produce tsunamigenic forces. This area, situated along the obliquely-converging-boundary of the Caribbean/South American plates and proximal to the Orinoco Delta, is characterized by catastrophic shelf-margin processes, intrusive-extrusive mobile shales, and active tectonism. A mega-merged, 10,000km2, 3D seismic survey reveals several mass transport complexes that range in area from 11.3km2 to 2017km2. Historical records indicate that this region has experienced submarine landslide- generated tsunamigenic events, including tsunamis that affected Venezuela during the 1700's-1900's. This work concentrates on defining those ancient deep marine mass transport complexes whose occurrence could potentially triggered tsunamis. Three types of failures are identified; 1) source-attached failures that are fed by shelf edge deltas whose sediment input is controlled by sea-level fluctuations and sedimentation rates, 2) source-detached systems, which occur when upper slope sediments catastrophically fail due to gas hydrate disruptions and/or earthquakes, and 3) locally sourced failures, formed when local instabilities in the sea floor trigger relatively smaller collapses. Such classification of the relationship between slope mass failures and the sourcing regions enables a better understanding of the nature of initiation, length of development history and petrography of such mass transport deposits. Source-detached systems, generated due to sudden sediment remobilizations, are more likely to disrupt the overlying water column causing a rise in tsunamigenic risk. Unlike 2D seismic, 3D seismic enables scientists to calculate more accurate deposit volumes, improve deposit imaging and thus increase the accuracy of physical and computer simulations of mass failure processes.

  12. Roadkills of vertebrates in Venezuela Vertebrados mortos em estradas na Venezuela

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    Jan Pinowski

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of vertebrate roadkills in five different habitats of tropical South America. Observations of vertebrate roadkills were conducted in 1978, on a 572 km road between Caracas and Mantecal/Apure in Venezuela, during the rainy season (June-October). During five passages on this route, which includes five distinct habitats, 79 vertebrate carcasses - mammals and reptiles - were found. If we assume that the carcasses remain for two days on the road, vehicles can be exp...

  13. El salvaje y la retórica colonial en El Orinoco ilustrado (1741) de José Gumilla S. J.

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    Carlos Del Cairo; Esteban Rozo Pabón

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo constituye una aproximación hermenéutica a la obra El Orinoco ilustrado, escrita por el jesuita José Gumilla y publicada por primera vez en 1741. Los autores exploran los fundamentos de la retórica colonial que se advierte en el texto a través de la identificación de las instancias retóricas a las que recurre su autor para escribir la historia natural del Orinoco. Se resalta la funcionalidad geopolítica e imperial de las misiones en los territorios de fr...

  14. Tres nuevas especies de hyphessobrycon grupo heterorhabdus (teleostei: characiformes: characidae), y clave para especies de la cuenca del río orinoco

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    García, Carlos; Román, Cesar; Prada, Saul

    2012-01-01

    Se describen tres nuevas especies de Hyphessobrycon grupo heterorhabdus de lacuenca alta del río Orinoco, Orinoquia Colombiana. Hyphessobrycon mavro sp. n.se distingue de los otros Hyphessobrycon conocidos de la cuenca del Orinoco porpresentar 4 a 6 dientes en el maxilar, 17 dientes en el dentario, por la longitud del hocico9,9-15,2 % LC y la ausencia de ganchos en las aletas en machos. Hyphessobrycon nigersp. n. puede distinguirse por presentar nueve dientes en el dentario, cinco escamas con...

  15. The Orinoco megadelta as a conservation target in the face of the ongoing and future sea level rise.

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    Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T; Hernández, E; Rull, Valentí; Rull Vegas, Elisa

    2015-05-15

    Currently, risk assessments related to rising sea levels and the adoption of defensive or adaptive measures to counter these sea level increases are underway for densely populated deltas where economic losses might be important, especially in the developed world. However, many underpopulated deltas harbouring high biological and cultural diversity are also at risk but will most likely continue to be ignored as conservation targets. In this study, we explore the potential effects of erosion, inundation and salinisation on one of the world's comparatively underpopulated megadeltas, the Orinoco Delta. With a 1 m sea level rise expected to occur by 2100, several models predict a moderate erosion of the delta's shorelines, migration or loss of mangroves, general inundation of the delta with an accompanying submersion of wetlands, and an increase in the distance to which sea water intrudes into streams, resulting in harm to the freshwater biota and resources. The Warao people are the indigenous inhabitants of the Orinoco Delta and currently are subject to various socioeconomic stressors. Changes due to sea level rise will occur extremely rapidly and cause abrupt shifts in the Warao's traditional environments and resources, resulting in migrations and abandonment of their ancestral territories. However, evidence indicates that deltaic aggradation/accretion processes at the Orinoco delta due to allochthonous sediment input and vegetation growth could be elevating the surface of the land, keeping pace with the local sea level rise. Other underpopulated and large deltas of the world also may risk immeasurable biodiversity and cultural losses and should not be forgotten as important conservation targets. PMID:25706749

  16. Quaternary Faults and Stress Regime of Venezuela

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    F.A. Audemard M.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Spatial configuration of Quaternary active tectonic features along the southern Caribbean plate boundary suggests that the region is subject to a compressive strike-slip (transpressional senso lato regime, characterized by a NNW-SSE maximum horizontal stress (sH=s1 and/or an ENE-WSW minimum (s h=s3 or s2 horizontal stress. Stress inversion applied to fault-plane kinematic indicators measured essentially in Plio-Quaternary sedimentary rocks confirms this tectonic regime. Accordingly, this stress regime is responsible for the Quaternary activity and kinematics of six sets of brittle features along northern Venezuela (from Colombia in the west to Trinidad in the east: (1 east-west rightlateral faults, (2 NW right-lateral faults -acting as synthetic Riedel shears-, (3 ENE to east-west dextral faults -P shears-, (4 NNW normal faults, (5 almost north-south left-lateral faults -antithetic Riedel shears- and (6 mostly subsurface ENE reverse faults associated with folding of the same orientation. Brittle deformation conforms to the simple shear model, although not all the deformation can be accounted for it since strain partitioning is also taking place because regional folding and thrusting are due to the normal-to-structure component of the relative slip vector between the Caribbean and South America plates. On the other hand, the maximum horizontal stress in western Venezuela, particularly in the Maracaibo block and south of the Oca-Ancón fault, progressively turns counter-clockwise to become more east-west oriented, producing left- and right-lateral slip along the north-south striking and NE-SW striking faults, respectively. The orientation and spatial variation of this regional stress field in western Venezuela results from the superposition of the two major neighboring interplate maximum horizontal stress orientations (sH: roughly east-west trending stress across the Nazca-South America type-B subduction along the pacific coast of Colombia and NNW

  17. THE DELTA INDIGENE. THE GUARAÚNOS OF THE ORINOCO AT ETNOGRAPHY OF THE LORD SPIRITUAL TURRADO.

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    Jose Díaz Diego

    2008-01-01

    Typical of the positivist ethnographer from the beginnings of XX century, Ángel Turrado Moreno (1903-1961), missionary and bishop of Asso, had an essencialist vision of culture. For him, cultures had a lot of similar and comparable aspects which he tried to underline: marriage, family, authorities, deities, etc. Though Turrado did not carry out a deep analysis of cultural productions, he made a considerable effort to register the dimensions of daily life of Orinoco´s guaraunos with notable et...

  18. A new species of Tyttocharax (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the Güejar river, Orinoco river Basin, Colombia

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    César Román-Valencia; Carlos A. García-Alzate; Raquel I. Ruiz-C.; Donald, C; B Taphorn

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    A new Tyttocharax species from the Güejar River system, near the Macarena Mountains in Colombia is described. This is the first record for the genus from the Orinoco basin. The combination of the following characters distinguish Tyttocharax metae from its congeners: presence of bony hooks on the pectoral and caudal-fin rays; bony hooks on the anal-fin rays larger than those on the pelvic-fin rays; pectoral-fin rays i,5-6,i; presence of three unbranched dorsal-fin rays; absence of an adipose f...

  19. The political economy of economic liberalisation in Venezuela

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    DiJohn, Jonathan

    2004-01-01

    his article examines the political impact of economic liberalisation programmes in Venezuela from 1989 to 1998. Venezuela, a long-standing democracy, has experienced a virtual political implosion. The rapid downward spiral has seen an increasing crisis in governability that has been manifested by the collapse of the two main political parties, an increase in political polarization, more frequent coup attempts, alarming increases in voter absenteeism, the growing use of corruption scandals as ...

  20. Oculomicosis: una infección subestimada en Venezuela.

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    Margarita Rodríguez Durán; Fernando Gómez Daza

    2014-01-01

    Ocular mycosis: an underestimated infection in Venezuela Due to its climate, geographical and social situation, Venezuela has the profile for fungal ocular diseases. Even though the incidence and prevalence of this ocular morbidity is undetermined in our country, most of the ophthalmologist have encountered the disease yearly in public or private practice. Fungal keratitis is the most frequent form of presentation of ocular mycosis, it can ...

  1. Interruption of Onchocerca volvulus transmission in Northern Venezuela

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    Convit, Jacinto; Schuler, Harland; Borges, Rafael; Olivero, Vimerca; Domínguez-Vázquez, Alfredo; Frontado, Hortencia; Grillet, María E

    2013-01-01

    Background Onchocerciasis is caused by Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by Simulium species (black flies). In the Americas, the infection has been previously described in 13 discrete regional foci distributed among six countries (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela) where more than 370,000 people are currently considered at risk. Since 2001, disease control in Venezuela has relied on the mass drug administration to the at-risk communities. This report provides empiri...

  2. Influence of Dutch Disease to International Trade of Venezuela

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    Karimov, Hamid

    2015-01-01

    This thesis proves that Venezuela is going through the so called and shows all the effects of this disease to international trade indicators and finally evaluates which proposal how to help Venezuela to deal with it is most in line with the empirical data from World Bank and FRED. All the empirical evidences for Dutch disease worldwide effects are demonstrated on Oman, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ghana and Norway. The hypothesis about influences of Dutch disease on international trade of Venezuel...

  3. Reactor, radioactive isotopes and nuclear energy: their avatars in Venezuela

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    A brief history of nuclear affairs in Venezuela, since the decision to bring a research reactor (3MW) to Venezuela (1954) to current situation, is presented. Since the establishment of the National Council for Nuclear Affairs (CONAN) and then of the National Council for the Development of Nuclear Industry (CONADIN), steps are being taken to train nuclear engineers, since most studies thus far indicate the last few years of the Century as the time when nuclear energy will have to supplement other sources

  4. e-Science initiatives in Venezuela

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    Chaves, J. L.; Diaz, G.; Hamar, V.; Isea, R.; Rojas, F.; Ruiz, N.; Torrens, R.; Uzcategui, M.; Florez-Lopez, J.; Hoeger, H.; Mendoza, C.; Nunez, L. A.

    2007-07-01

    Within the context of the nascent e-Science infrastructure in Venezuela, we describe several webbased scientific applications developed at the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CECALCULA), Merida, and at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas. The different strategies that have been followed for implementing quantum chemistry and atomic physics applications are presented. We also briefly discuss a damage portal based on dynamic, nonlinear, finite elements of lumped damage mechanics and a biomedical portal developed within the framework of the E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America (EELA) initiative for searching common sequences and inferring their functions in parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, chagas and malaria. (Author)

  5. [Historical overview of antimalarials used in Venezuela].

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    Zerpa de Artiles, N

    1993-06-01

    A historical review of antimalarials used in Venezuela is presented from the time when the bark of quina was used until the massive distribution of quinine and metoquine by the Dirección de Malariología y Saneamiento Ambiental. The utility of chloroquine and primaquine against sensible parasite isolates and of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and quinine, currently used against P. falciparum resistant strains, is thoroughly discussed. The author suggests use of artemisimine and its derivatives as a very promising antimalarial drug. She also stresses the possibility of the application of new antimalaria vaccine against P. falciparum blood states, presently assayed in the country as an additional tool in malaria control programs. PMID:11640680

  6. Las elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela 2006

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    Romero Jiménez, Juan Eduardo

    2007-01-01

    IntroducciónEl pasado 3 de diciembre, se llevaron a cabo las elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela. La disputa estaba concentrada en las candidaturas del actual presidente Hugo Chávez Frías y la de Manuel Rosales, Gobernador del estado Zulia. Toda la campaña estuvo signada por una dinámica discusión en torno a la construcción de procesos enmarcadotes, a través de los cuales definían su perspectiva y visión acerca de la democracia, el sistema político y la utilización de la renta petrolera. P...

  7. e-Science initiatives in Venezuela

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    Within the context of the nascent e-Science infrastructure in Venezuela, we describe several webbased scientific applications developed at the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CECALCULA), Merida, and at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cienificas (IVIC), Caracas. The different strategies that have been followed for implementing quantum chemistry and atomic physics applications are presented. We also briefly discuss a damage portal based on dynamic, nonlinear, finite elements of lumped damage mechanics and a biomedical portal developed within the framework of the E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America (EELA) initiative for searching common sequences and inferring their functions in parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, chagas and malaria. (Author)

  8. Visual pollution in public spaces in Venezuela

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    Each day cities inhabitants are exposed to visual pollution. This work assess the environmental impact caused by visual pollution in public spaces, using as a case of study a mixed-use neighborhood in San Cristobal, the capital of Tachira state, Venezuela. Such assessment was made using a qualitative approach, where special emphasis was paid to the perception of these impacts by a purposive sample of users of this area. The compilation and analysis of information reveal the main visual pollutants existing in these public spaces where, in addition to outdoor advertising, overhead wires, rubbish, graffiti, vacant land, among others, cars and outdoor kiosks. Neighborhood users are sensitive to the presence of visual pollutants, which affects them physically and psychologically, as well as for the visual quality of their environment. Such signs were used to guide a qualitative appraisal of environmental impacts generated by these circumstances and to propose policies to mitigate them.

  9. e-Science initiatives in Venezuela

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    Chaves, J L; Hamar, V; Isea, R; Rojas, F; Ruiz, N; Torrens, R; Uzcategui, M; Florez-Lopez, J; Hoeger, H; Mendoza, C; Núñez, L A

    2007-01-01

    Within the context of the nascent e-Science infrastructure in Venezuela, we describe several web-based scientific applications developed at the Centro Nacional de Calculo Cientifico Universidad de Los Andes (CeCalCULA), Merida, and at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Caracas. The different strategies that have been followed for implementing quantum chemistry and atomic physics applications are presented. We also briefly discuss a damage portal based on dynamic, nonlinear, finite elements of lumped damage mechanics and a biomedical portal developed within the framework of the \\textit{E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America} (EELA) initiative for searching common sequences and inferring their functions in parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, chagas and malaria.

  10. Prevalencia de trastornos psicóticos en comparación con trastornos no psicóticos en una población de pacientes de Venezuela sometida a estrés

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    Óscar Medina Ortiz; Nairy Rangel; Concetina Galietta; Luis Pulido; Nora Sánchez Mora

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    Objetivo: Describir la prevalencia de trastornos psicóticos en comparación con trastornos no psicóticos según procedencia y sexo en pacientes que acuden a la consulta de psiquiatría en una población venezolana sometida a estrés de secuestros, sicarios y altos índices de criminalidad. Método: Estudio retrospectivo, descriptivo, de morbilidad entre julio y diciembre de 2008 de la consulta de psiquiatría de un hospital general de Venezuela. Resultados: En la consulta se atendieron 1.801 paciente...

  11. Distribución espacial de la violencia en la Universidad Central de Venezuela

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    Karen Cronickck

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta los resultados parciales de un proyecto de investigación e intervención sobre la caracterización de la violencia en la Ciudad Universitaria (CU de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV. En el artículo actual se trata de la elaboración de estadísticas descriptivas relacionadas con los delitos en la CU; el proyecto comprende, sin embargo, la producción eventual de una serie de mapas virtuales en línea que presentarán estadísticas específicos y desmenuzadas por diferentes zonas de la CU, junto con fotos y otros datos destinados a aumentar la conciencia del fenómeno, fomentar actos y tentativas de prevención para el beneficio de todos. Se incluye en este reporte una sección teórica sobre el fenómeno global y local de la violencia, el mapeo y la prevención de violencia. Los resultados parciales presentados aquí demuestran la presencia de robos y un alto porcentaje de violencias físicas. A pesar de la naturaleza no-representativa de las actuales estadísticas descriptivas, podemos observar que las víctimas femeninas sean víctimas del delito con mayor porcentaje que los hombres en la CU.

  12. CALIFA, the Calar alto legacy integral field area survey

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    Husemann, B.; Jahnke, K.; Sánchez, S. F.;

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    We present the first public data release (DR1) of the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area (CALIFA) survey. It consists of science-grade optical datacubes for the first 100 of eventually 600 nearby (0.005 < z < 0.03) galaxies, obtained with the integral-field spectrograph PMAS/PPak mounted on th...

  13. The Alto Tandem and Isol Facility at IPN Orsay

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    Franchoo, Serge

    Alto is an infrastructure for experimental nuclear physics in France that comprises both an on-line isotope-separation facility based on the photofission of uranium and a stable-ion beam facility based on a 14.5-MV tandem accelerator. The isotope-separation on-line section of Alto is dedicated to the production of neutron-rich radioactive ion beams (RIB) from the interaction of the γ-flux induced by a 50-MeV 10-µA electron beam in a uranium-carbide target. It is dimensioned for 1011 fissions per second. The RIB facility is exploited in alternating mode with the tandem-based section of Alto, capable of accelerating both light ions for nuclear astrophysics and heavy ions for γ-spectroscopy. The facility thereby offers the opportunity to deliver beams to a large range of physics programmes from nuclear to interdisciplinary physics. In this article, we present the Alto facility as well as some of the highlights and prospects of the experimental programme.

  14. Open Spaces for Arts Education ‐ The ALTO Ecosystem

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    Casey, John; Greller, Wolfgang; Davies, Hywel; Follows, Chris; Turner, Nancy; Webb-Ingall, Ed

    2012-01-01

    Casey, J., Greller, W., Davies, H., Follows, C., Turner, N., & Webb-­Ingall, E. (2011, 27-30 September). Open Spaces for Arts Education - The ALTO Ecosystem Model. Paper presentation of "Future Learning Spaces", at the 7th annual Designs on E-learning 2011 (DeoL) conference, Helsinki, Finland.

  15. David Meets Goliath on the Information Superhighway: Venezuela in the Context of the Electronic Communication Networks.

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    Sanchez-Vegas, Saadia

    1995-01-01

    Discusses Venezuela's information and communications technology infrastructure and usage patterns; examines future networking plans; and addresses political and economic considerations linked to the information and technology problems in Venezuela and in Latin America in general. (LRW)

  16. Formación de equipos de alto desempeño y estrategias gerenciales en proyectos de empresas publicitarias

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    ROSA ESTHER PALAMARY D'AGUILLO

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente las empresas publicitarias se ven presionadas a competir en un entorno donde productos y estrategias se asemejan cada día más debido a la globalización. El éxito de estas empresas dependerá de la práctica de la innovación en sus actividades así como del desarrollo del capital humano. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar la relación entre formación de equipos de alto desempeño y estrategias gerenciales en proyectos de empresas publicitarias; sustentada bajo una investigación descriptiva correlacional de campo transversal, con un diseño no experimental descriptivo transeccional. Se tomó como población a las empresas ubicadas en el municipio de Maracaibo (Venezuela pertenecientes a la Federación de Agencias Publicitarias. Los resultados obtenidos sirven para otras empresas que deseen asumir este reto.

  17. Lauraceae del herbario nacional de Venezuela (Ven Lauraceae at the Herbario Nacional de Venezuela (VEN

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    Hernán E Ferrer-Pereira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La familia Lauraceae comprende 50 géneros con aproximadamente 2750 especies. En el Neotrópico existen 27 géneros y al menos 1000 especies, la mayoría pertenecientes a la tribu Perseeae. Se realizó una revisión de la colección depositada en el Herbario Nacional de Venezuela (VEN y se analizaron 2973 exsiccata que respaldan la presencia de 214 espe­cies colectadas dentro del país. Entre las exsiccata indeterminadas, 348 han sido identificadas hasta género y 376 sólo hasta familia, las cuales representan 11,71% y 12,65% del total analizado, respectivamente. Los géneros más colectados y con mayor número de especies son Ocotea (89 especies y 916 exsiccata y Nectandra (26 especies y 310 exsiccata. En VEN se encuentran representadas 32 de las 42 especies endémicas de Venezuela.The Lauraceae family comprises 50 genera and almost 2750 species. In Neotropic, 27 genera and 1000 species at least exist, and most of them belongs to the tribe Perseeae. The exsiccata collection deposited at the Herbario Nacional de Venezuela (VEN was revised and 2973 sheets were seen and analyzed, supporting the presence of 214 species collected into the country. Among the indeterminated exsiccata, 348 have been identified up to genus and 376 only to family. The most collected genera and those with the higher species number are Ocotea (89 species and 916 exsiccata and Nectandra (26 species and 310 exsiccata. In VEN, only 32 of 42 endemic species are represented.

  18. PDV [Petroleos de Venezuela] ditches past to play leading role in Venezuela's future

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    The president of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDV) describes the transformation of Venezuelan society and economics which has come about between 1989 and 1992 and the effect of these political changes on the oil industry in this country. While political and social unrest has been widespread before and during these changes PDV, at least, considers that a more robust economy and a better and fairer society will result than would have been possible under the oil rent system which held sway prior to 1989. (author)

  19. Calidad de la democracia en Venezuela Quality of democracy in Venezuela

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    Daniel H. LEVINE

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    Full Text Available Los debates sobre la democracia en la Venezuela de hoy carecen de una definición común sobre el tema, sobre cómo estudiarlo, e incluso respecto a qué es democracia. El régimen ha sido descrito de muchas formas: democracia participativa, híbrido, mixto, personalista, populista, iliberal, autoritarismo competitivo. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el nivel de calidad de la democracia en Venezuela, en el marco de una concepción procedimental de la democracia. La evaluación empírica de cinco dimensiones de calidad de la democracia (decisión electoral, participación, respuesta a la voluntad popular, rendición de cuentas y soberanía revela un nivel bajo en conjunto, con escasa variación entre 2005 y 2010. Los escenarios posibles luego de las elecciones de 2012 incluyen: reforzamiento de las tendencias autoritarias, militarización abierta, liberalización política con fortalecimiento institucional, o volatilidad duradera con conflicto polarizado y debilidad institucional. La salud del presidente Chávez afectará estos escenarios, dado su carácter de factor central unificador de su movimiento y del régimen.Discussions of democracy in contemporary Venezuela lack a settled definition of the subject, how to study it, or indeed of what counts as «democracy» in the first place. The regime has been described as everything from participatory democracy, hybrid, mixed, and personalist to populist, illiberal, or no longer democratic but rather competitive authoritarian. The goal of this article is to measure the quality of democracy in Venezuela, within the terms of a procedural concept of democracy as detailed in our earlier work. Empirical measurement of the quality of democracy on five dimensions (electoral choice, participation, responsiveness, accountability, sovereignty reveals a low level overall and deep institutional weakness under a personalist leadership, with little change from 2005 to 2010. Future scenarios, after the

  20. Fuirena Robusta Kunth (Cyperaceae): Nuevo Registro Para Venezuela Fuirena Robusta Kunth (Cyperaceae): New record for Venezuela

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    Irene C. FEDÓN; Giuseppe COLONNELLO

    2004-01-01

    Se reporta un nuevo registro para Venezuela, Fuirena robusta Kunth (Cyperaceae), colectado en los Estados Delta Amacuro y Monagas. Se describe el material colectado, incluyendo información ecológica, localidades de colección y se contrasta por medio de una clave con F. incompleta y F. umbellata.The species Fuirena robusta Kunth (Cyperaceae), collected in the states of Delta Amacuro and Monagas, is reported as new to the Venezuelan flora. This date the genus Fuirena, was represented by F. inco...

  1. Aproximación al conocimiento de las briofitas de Venezuela

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    Efraín J. MORENO

    1992-01-01

    This paper introduces the up-dated taxonomic placement of 106 genera of Hepaticae and 233 genera of Musci known from Venezuela. Besides, a summarized version from the geographical distribution in Venezuela of 383 species of Hepaticae and 1009 species of mosses is presented. Information was derived from an exhaustive revision of bryophyte collections in the Venezuelan herbaria, and from publications about bryophytes collected in Venezuela. It is concluded that Venezuela, despite having been li...

  2. VENEZUELA 2010-2011: POLARIZACIÓN Y RADICALIZACIÓN DEL PROYECTO SOCIALISTA Venezuela 2010-2011: Polarization and Radicalization of the socialist project

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    RICKARD LALANDER

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En Venezuela el bienio de 2010 y 2011 se caracterizó por una polarización política y social y la radicalización continua del gobierno socialista de Hugo Chávez Frías, con la gecución de nuevas leyes, oficialmente para expandir y profundizar la democracia participativa y radical. Paralelamente, también se manifestó el retorno de la oposición política a partir de las elecciones parlamentarias de 2010. En el 2011, la crisis interna ya existente dentro del chavismo se acentuó con la enfermedad del presidente Chávez y los aspectos de incertidumbre en cuanto al liderazgo de un movimiento político que hasta la fecha se ha caracterizado por un alto grado de personalismo y poder concentrado en el Presidente. En el campo social, el gobierno ha mantenido sus políticas progresistas/asistencialistas de diferentes Misiones sociales del Estado, especialmente a partir del 2011 para confrontar la escasez habitacional. En 2011 igualmente se puede observar el inicio de la precampaña electoral para las presidenciales del 2012. En el presente estudio se ofrece un resumen político de Venezuela en 2010 y 2011 y habrá un enfoque analítico particular en las elecciones parlamentarias de 2010, así como en las tensiones entre dos modelos democráticos: uno liberal representativo y otro más radical y participativo. De este ultimo modelo, habrá un énfasis especial en la evolución de los consejos comunales y sus implicaciones para la democracia.Theyears of2010 and 2011 were characterized by political and social polarization and similarly by a radicalization of the socialist government of Hugo Chávez Frías, with the establishment of new laws to expand the model of radical participatory democracy. The period however also witnessed the return of the opposition to the National Assembly in 2010. In 2011, the already existing crisis within the chavismo was hit by the health problems of the President, which added to uncertainty regarding the leadership ofa

  3. Decomposition dynamics of mixed litter in a seasonally flooded forest near the Orinoco river

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    Bastianoni, Alessia; Chacón, Noemí; Méndez, Carlos L.; Flores, Saúl

    2015-04-01

    We evaluated the decomposition of a litter mixture in the seasonally flooded forest of a tributary of the Orinoco river. This mixture was prepared using three litter species, based on the litter fall rate observed over a complete hydro-period (2012-2013). The mixture loading ratio was 0.46 of Pouteria orinocoensis (Sapotaceae), 0.38 of Alibertia latifolia (Rubiaceae) and 0.16 of Acosmium nitens (Fabaceae). The initial chemical composition of each single litter species was also determined. Litterbags (20 × 20 cm, 2 mm opening) containing either each single species or the mixture, were deployed on the flooded forest soil and sampled after 30, 240, 270, 300 and 330 days. There were differences in initial total N and P concentrations, with A. nitens (AN) showing the highest nutrient concentrations (%NAN = 1.86 ± 0.19; %PAN = 0.058 ± 0.008) and P. orinocoensis (PO) and A. latifolia (AL) the lowest (%NPO = 0.92 ± 0.06; %NAL = 1.04 ± 0.04; %PPO = 0.029 ± 0.005; %PAL = 0.032 ± 0.001). Litter from AN showed the greatest mass loss (55%) and fastest decomposition rate (k = 0.00185 ± 0.00028) while litter from AL and the mixture showed the smallest mass loss (24% and 27% respectively) and the slowest decomposition rate (kAL = 0.00078 ± 0.00012 and kMIX = 0.00077 ± 0.00006). Decomposition rates were significantly and positively correlated with initial N (r = 0.556, p < 0.05) and P concentrations (r = 0.482, p < 0.05). Nevertheless, there were no significant differences between the expected decomposition rate and the observed decomposition rate of the mixture (additive response). To test the nature of the additivity, an enhancement factor (f) on decomposition rates for each single species was calculated. The species with the highest and smallest value of f were AN and AL, respectively. The fact that two out of the three species had values significantly different from 1, suggests that the additivity detected in our mixture was a consequence of the counterbalancing of

  4. Las decisiones de los hogares en Venezuela

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    Marakah Mancini

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza quién toma las decisiones en los hogares y los factores que afectan la decisión. Esta investigación se condujo en Venezuela, donde se preguntó a las mujeres sobre las decisiones de los hogares en cuatro áreas. Los resultados indican que la mayoría de los hogares toman decisiones conjuntamente. Excluyendo esta categoría, la mayoría de las mujeres toman decisiones concernientes a la compra de bienes y la educación de los hijos, mientras que los hombres dominan las decisiones acerca de las finanzas del hogar y el cambio de residencia. También se encontró que la mayoría de las parejas que trabajan comparten los gastos del hogar. Además, se identifican factores que afectan el poder de decisión de las mujeres como la participación femenina en el mercado laboral y la edad, no obstante, el nivel de educación no afecta su poder decisión.

  5. Social Change and Health Policy in Venezuela

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    Nuramy J. Gutiérrez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available This work reviews social changes occurring in Venezuela during the last two decades, examining how they led to the development of a new health policy. Initially, the political context of the nineties is examined; this was a time when the neoliberal politics of the 1980’s had a demonstrable impact on the living conditions and health status of the population. By 1999 social and political events led to a new Constitution which provided the juridical and legal framework for a new health policy. The conceptualization of health and the model of health care which arose from the constitutional process are considered, as well as the reaction of the dominant economic and political sectors to the new policies imposed by constitutional mandate. The emergence of Barrio Adentro and other social missions is analyzed as an essential factor in the initiation of structural changes within the country and its health institutions. The Barrio Adentro program is described in detail, along with key steps in the development of the Venezuelan National Public Health System. Finally, the impact of these new health policies on the quality of life of the Venezuelan population is delineated.

  6. Current Space Projects of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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    Hernández, R.; Acevedo R.; Varela, F.; Otero, S.

    2014-06-01

    Since 2008, with the successful launch of the first Venezuelan telecommunication satellite VENESAT-1, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela became an active player in the international space sector aimed at using space science and technology as a powerful tool to promote the national development. Based on that, through the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities (ABAE), Venezuela has been implemented several space projects such as the manufacturing and launch of the first Venezuelan remote sensing satellite, the construction of a design center for small satellite technologies, as well as research and development activities related with the estimation of the physical properties of the Earth. This paper presents a brief description of the current space projects that are being developed by Venezuela.

  7. Misery Index Corrected by Informality: Applicable to Venezuela

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    Josefa Ramoni Perazzi

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper suggests a variation of the IMO index (Okun's Misery Index, adapting it to markets with these characteristics, adding the ESI level (Employment in the Informal Sector to the unemployment level. This research compares the evolution of several standard misery indexes in several zones during the last decades, with emphasis on the case of Venezuela, for which the new proposed index is also estimated. Results show improvement in the well-being of groups of countries under study, compared to the deterioration of the indicator in Venezuela. In general terms, the IMO is controlled by unemployment, except in Venezuela. However, preponderance of inflation over unemployment in this country seems to occur by the underestimate that the unemployment rate has on the Venezuelan labor market situation.

  8. Assessing Whether Oil Dependency in Venezuela Contributes to National Instability

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    Adam Kott

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The focus of this article is on what role, if any, oil has on Venezuela's instability. When trying to explain why a resource-rich country experiences slow or negative growth, experts often point to the resource curse. The following pages explore the traditional theory behind the resource curse as well as alternative perspectives to this theory such as ownership structure and the correlation between oil prices and democracy. This article also explores the various forms of instability within Venezuela and their causes. Finally, the article looks at President Hugo Chavez's political and economic policies as well as the stagnation of the state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA. This article dispels the myth that the resource curse is the source of destabilization in many resource dependent countries. Rather than a cause of instability, this phenomenon is a symptom of a much larger problem that is largely structural.

  9. Caracterización del entrenador de alto rendimiento deportivo

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    Pérez Ramírez, Mª del Carmen

    2002-01-01

    En este trabajo se hace una revisión de aquellos estudios que están relacionados con el proceso de entrenamiento, la formación del entrenador, los componentes que influyen en que su trabajo sea eficaz y las características de personalidad que le identifican. De esta forma, trataremos de conocer lo que caracteriza al entrenador de alto rendimiento deportivo.

  10. Automatic Terminal Information System for El Alto Airport

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    Vargas-Cuentas, Natalia Indira; Román-González, A

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    The air traffic controllers of the El Alto airport must give to the landing and taking off aircrafts, necessary information such as the visibility of the runway, the wind speed and direction, cloud cover, temperature, pressure, etc. This information called Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) is essential for taking decision respect to the landing procedure. At aerodromes with a considerable level of traffic, the METAR issue has become a problem, may cause congestio...

  11. Independencia y formación del Estado en Venezuela

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    Rodríguez, Julián Isaías; Vázquez, Belín; Berbesi, Ligia

    2010-01-01

    El presente Documento de Trabajo publicado por IELAT reúne las ponencias que se presentaron en el Seminario internacional Independencia y formación de Estado en Venezuela celebrado en la Universidad de Alcalá el 25 de mayo de 2010. Dicho Seminario internacional fue organizado por la Embajada de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela ante el Reino de España, el Departamento de Historia II de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Alcalá, el Centro Nacional de Historia de Ven...

  12. La incorporación de Venezuela al MERCOSUR

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    Bastías, Julio Adrián

    2006-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la incorporación de Venezuela al MERCOSUR: qué aporte realiza, y cuales son sus ventajas y desventajas para el Bloque en el ámbito regional e internacional. Para ello se realizó un estudio del contexto actual del MERCOSUR, analizando sobre todo las crisis que actualmente atraviesa y se investigó cómo en éste escenario político se inserta Venezuela en el Bloque. Se estudiaron también los logros de la XXX Cumbre Presidencial del MERCOSUR y se vis...

  13. El Ahorro Privado en Venezuela: Tendencias y Determinantes

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    Matías Riutort; Rafael Muñoz; Juan Carlos Guevara; Luis Zambrano Sequín

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    La característica notable del comportamiento de la tasa de ahorro privado en Venezuela es su tendencia secular a reducirse desde los elevados niveles experimentados durante los años setenta a los muy reducidos de los noventa. Adicionalmente a esta tendencia al deterioro, habría que añadir su alta volatilidad. Las razones que explican este resultado no sólo están referidas a los sucesivos shocks, externos e internos, que han afectado a Venezuela, sino también a la forma peculiar como se ha ges...

  14. Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-01-01

    This article analyzes the changes in violence in Venezuela during the last forty years. It links the ups and downs of the oil revenues and the political crisis of the country to the changes in the homicide rates, which increased from 7 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 1970 to 12 in 1990, 19 in 1998 and 50 in 2003. The article characterizes Venezuela as a rentist society and shows its trajectory from rural violence to the beginning of urban violence, the guerilla movements of the 60s, the delin...

  15. Venezuela, 1. Fenomenologìa de una Crisis

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    Enrique Neira Fernández

    2000-01-01

    El autor muestra una primera reflexión, la coyuntura histórica presentada en la crisis de los procesos sociales y estructurales en Venezuela. Esta crisis presenta procesos simultáneos derivados del principal, que ha sido el que Venezuela ha pasado de ser un país agrariamente pobre a ser un país con una gran riqueza petrolera, lo cual ha provocado la modernización y urbanización de las ciudades, y por consiguiente la incorporación de ciencia avanzada y tecnología de punta en los diferentes cam...

  16. Venezuela: del neoliberalismo al socialismo del siglo XXI

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    Pedro Rodríguez Rojas

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se aborda la dinámica de la aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela y sus consecuencias económicas, políticas y sociales hasta llegar a la propuesta de construir el socialismo del siglo XXI. Para ello hacemos una breve retrospectiva de lo que ha sido la sociedad venezolana desde la década de 1970, del auge rentístico hasta llegar a la crisis de la década de 1980 y la inserción del programa neoliberal. La aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela, como en buen parte d...

  17. Events affecting gold exploration in Venezuela since 1999

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    Wilburn, David R.

    2014-01-01

    The structure of the gold mining industry in Venezuela has changed significantly since 1999 as a result of Government policy changes and industry response to these changes. This report documents the policy decisions that have affected the mining industry, discusses the response of the industry on a site by site basis, and suggests possible effects of these changes on the global economy. For the short term, at least, it appears that these changes have made Venezuela a more difficult place to invest for U.S. and Canadian companies, while investment by Chinese entities has been encouraged.

  18. Tropical Cyclone interaction with the Amazon-Orinoco river Plume: new insights from SMOS and Aquarius missions

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    Nicolas, R.; Yves, Q.; Joe, T.; Grodsky, S. A.; Bertrand, C.

    2012-12-01

    The fresh and neutrally buoyant water plume that forms in the Northwestern Tropical Atlantic from the discharge of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers is a salient oceangraphic feature at the surface of the main developement region of north atlantic Tropical Cyclones. The plume region is characterized by warmer ocean heat content, deeper thermocline and sub-surface barrier layers associated with the strong surface halocline. New microwave L-band radiometer sensors SMOS and Aquarius have clearly identified large scale haline changes after the passage of several hurricanes in 2010 and 2011 over that region. In this talk, we will give an overview of these observed signatures with a particular focus on hurricane Igor, a category 4 storm that developed in September 2010. Multiple satellite and in situ observations of Igor wake will be presented and discussed. In addition, we will present an historical perspective on the potential cooling inhibition impact of the plume and its potential feedback for hurricane intensification.

  19. THE DELTA INDIGENE. THE GUARAÚNOS OF THE ORINOCO AT ETNOGRAPHY OF THE LORD SPIRITUAL TURRADO.

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    Jose Díaz Diego

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Typical of the positivist ethnographer from the beginnings of XX century, Ángel Turrado Moreno (1903-1961, missionary and bishop of Asso, had an essencialist vision of culture. For him, cultures had a lot of similar and comparable aspects which he tried to underline: marriage, family, authorities, deities, etc. Though Turrado did not carry out a deep analysis of cultural productions, he made a considerable effort to register the dimensions of daily life of Orinoco´s guaraunos with notable ethnographic rigor. Despite of all their biases, these community studies are important documentary sources today to comprehend these societies. This article intends to summerize the material conditions of life, the social organization and the symbolic cosmovision of gauraunos using the work of this missionary, as well as to give ethnographic logic that is lacking in some parts of his text. Guarauno lexicon used here corresponds to the phonetic adjustments handled by Turrado.

  20. A new species of Tyttocharax (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae from the Güejar river, Orinoco river Basin, Colombia

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    César Román-Valencia

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A new Tyttocharax species from the Güejar River system, near the Macarena Mountains in Colombia is described. This is the first record for the genus from the Orinoco basin. The combination of the following characters distinguish Tyttocharax metae from its congeners: presence of bony hooks on the pectoral and caudal-fin rays; bony hooks on the anal-fin rays larger than those on the pelvic-fin rays; pectoral-fin rays i,5-6,i; presence of three unbranched dorsal-fin rays; absence of an adipose fin; four scales rows between the anal-fin origin and the lateral line; and four scale rows between the pelvic-fin and the lateral line. Ecological characteristics of the habitat of the new species are also presented.Una nueva especie de Tyttocharax se describe para la cuenca del río Güejar, Serranía de La Macarena en Colombia. Tyttocharax metae es un nuevo registro del género para la cuenca del río Orinoco. La combinación de los siguientes caracteres distingue a Tyttocharax metae de sus congéneres: presencia de ganchos óseos en los radios de las aletas pectorales y caudal; ganchos óseos en los radios de la aleta anal de mayor tamaño que los de las aletas pélvicas; radios de las aletas pectorales i,5-6,i; tres radios simples en la aleta dorsal; ausencia de una aleta adiposa; cuatro escamas entre la línea lateral y el origen de la aleta anal, y cuatro escamas entre la línea lateral y las aletas pélvicas. Se incluyen datos ecológicos del hábitat propio del nuevo taxón

  1. Present status of radiotherapy in Venezuela

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    The purpose of the work was to discover the conditions obtaining in the practice of radiotherapy in Venezuela; 15 public radiotherapy centres were visited, evaluated and information obtained on physical environment, treatment units, intracavitary radiotherapy groups, medical and para-medical personnel, recording of clinical data and number of patients. In the groups it was observed that: only one of 17 voltage stabilizing units was operating; the four linear accelerators can only be operated irregularly and there are 17 60Co units operating, but the majority of those are antiquated and worn out. One centre has a simulator and another has a computer. In intracavitary radiotherapy, approximately 50% of the centres do not carry out utero-vaginal implants in proper conditions. There are sufficient radiotherapists, but their working conditions cannot be compared with those in developed countries. There is a lack of auxiliary personnel, radiation physicists and dosimetrists. There is no training for radiotherapy technicians and there are not enough of them. In 50% of the centres, no treatment plans are made; one-third do not have any devices for immobilization. Four hospitals do not use radiotherapy histories or treatment graphics, and in four institutions no tumour record is used. The conclusion is that oncological radiotherapy is not adequate in most of the centres and it is recommended that: the damaged equipment should be repaired; the 60Co units with inadequate source-axis distances should be replaced; new sources should be acquired for the equipment with source-axis distances of 80 cm; maintenance should be constant; simulators should be provided; damaged intracavitary radiotherapy equipment and sources should be replaced; the numbers and training of technical personnel should be increased; physicists and dosimetrists should be trained; a national radiation physics centre should be set up, and the recording of clinical information should be improved. (author)

  2. La importancia del desarrollo de la formación docente en la reforma curricular del proceso de descentralización educativa en Venezuela

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    María Valbuena

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo plantea una reflexión teórica acerca del desarrollo de la formación docente y la descentralización en Venezuela, abarcando desde el gobierno de Guzmán Blanco en 1870 hasta el 2000, a través de distintos decretos y resoluciones que destacan la importancia de la formación docente como elemento esencial para la transformación del sistema educativo con un alto nivel de calidad y equidad social empleando la descentralización como una estrategia que conlleve a la formación del docente con visión holística, integral y capaz de propiciar la innovación, su acción promotora, orientadora y facilitadota de experiencias significativas que impulse el desarrollo sustentable en el contexto local, regional y nacional de la sociedad venezolana. La descentralización de la reforma educativa permite renovar la práctica pedagógica de las universidades al incorporarse los docentes en formación durante largos períodos, a la actividad académica para establecer los requerimientos socio-educativos y generar una educación que permita dar al país profesionales competitivos que impulsen el desarrollo sustentable para Venezuela.

  3. La rentabilidad del negocio azucarero en Venezuela. El caso de los precios y los productores del río Turbio

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    Sigala Venegas, Luis H.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available The profitability of the sugar business, cane supply and the productivity of the sector have suffered reductions in Rio Turbio, Venezuela, during the last years. This is partly due to uncertainties on the future of the sector and to its decapitalization. Taking into account the country’s hard economic situation and inflation high rates, this article studies the performance of sugar prices as a factor affecting profitability. The analysis is focused on the adjusting -constant or actual- prices paid to the producers, with the aim of comparing the different «zafras» along the 1988-2001 period .

    Los rendimientos del negocio azucarero, la oferta de caña y su productividad se han reducido en los últimos años en Río Turbio, Venezuela, en parte debido a la incertidumbre sobre el futuro del sector y a su descapitalización. Teniendo en cuenta la difícil situación económica y los altos niveles de inflación que ha sufrido el país, este trabajo estudia el comportamiento de las cotizaciones del azúcar como factor que afecta a la rentabilidad de su cultivo. Para ello analizan los precios recibidos por los productores, ajustándolos a valores constantes o reales, con el fin de poder comparar las diferentes zafras del período 1988-2001.

  4. Primer registro de Dondice parguerensis (Mollusca: Favorinidae para Venezuela First record of Dondice parguerensis (Mollusca: Favorinidae in Venezuela

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    Joany Mariño

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se cita por primera vez para Venezuela el aeolidaceo Dondice parguerensis Brandon y Cutress, 1985, parásito de los cnidarios Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 y Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774, hasta ahora sólo conocido de Puerto Rico, Panamá y Bermudas.The presence of the aeolidacean Dondice parguerensis Brandon and Cutress, 1985, parasite of the cnidaria Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 and Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774 is recorded for the first time in Venezuela. It was previously recorded in Puerto Rico, Panama and Bermuda.

  5. Study of renewable energies in Venezuela; Estudio del desarrollo de las energias alternativas en Venezuela

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    Posso, F. R.

    2004-07-01

    It is study the feasibility of development of the alternative energies, AE, in Venezuela based on its potential of exploitation, the analysis of its energetic system, and the attitude of the State before the AE. The results indicate that the country has a high potential of AE, that the hidroenergy in great scale is the unique one with an important participation in the energy system, and that the solar energy and the eolic are those of greater possibility of development. However, an assembly of factors impede the development in firm of the AE, fundamentally related to its historic condition of producer and consumer of fuel fossil in great scale at low cost. It is concluded that only with a change of attitude of the State and the concourse of all the actors involved in the sector, the {sup c}lean energies{sup w}ould be able to have an important weight in the national energetic balance. (Author)

  6. Roadkills of vertebrates in Venezuela Vertebrados mortos em estradas na Venezuela

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    Jan Pinowski

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of vertebrate roadkills in five different habitats of tropical South America. Observations of vertebrate roadkills were conducted in 1978, on a 572 km road between Caracas and Mantecal/Apure in Venezuela, during the rainy season (June-October. During five passages on this route, which includes five distinct habitats, 79 vertebrate carcasses - mammals and reptiles - were found. If we assume that the carcasses remain for two days on the road, vehicles can be expected to strike 350 spectacled caimans Caiman crocodilus Linnaeus, 1758 (Alligatoridae during the rainy season alone. Similar calculations for other species yield 313 snakes and lizards, 294 opossums Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758 (Didelphidae, 220 crab-eating foxes Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1776 (Canidae, 129 tamanduas Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758 (Myrmecophagidae, 55 capybaras Hydrochaerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766 (Hydrochaeridae and 37 eastern cottontails Sylvilagus floridanus Allen, 1890 (Leporidae. Numerous papers have been published on vertebrates killed by vehicles on roads in Europe, North America, and Australia, and several papers are available regarding vertebrate roadkills in Africa and Asia. From South America there are several papers on vertebrates, birds, and mammals, whereas from Venezuela only one and it deals with iguanas (Iguana iguana Linnaeus, 1758, Iguanidae.Este trabalho apresenta uma análise de vertebrados mortos em estrada em cinco habitats tropicais diferentes na América do Sul. As observações dos vertebrados mortos em estrada foram feitas em 1978, a 572 km da rodovia entre Caracas e Mantecal/Apure na Venezuela, durante a estação das chuvas (junho-outubro. Durante cinco passagens nesta rota, a qual inclui cinco habitats diferentes, foram encontradas 79 carcaças de vertebrados - répteis e mamíferos. Assumindo que as carcaças permaneçam por dois dias na estrada, é esperado que veículos matem 350

  7. Quaternary Faults and Stress Regime of Venezuela Fallas y campo de esfuerzos cuaternarios de Venezuela

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    F.A. Audemard M.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Spatial configuration of Quaternary active tectonic features along the southern Caribbean plate boundary suggests that the region is subject to a compressive strike-slip (transpressional senso lato regime, characterized by a NNW-SSE maximum horizontal stress (sH=s1 and/or an ENE-WSW minimum (s h=s3 or s2 horizontal stress. Stress inversion applied to fault-plane kinematic indicators measured essentially in Plio-Quaternary sedimentary rocks confirms this tectonic regime. Accordingly, this stress regime is responsible for the Quaternary activity and kinematics of six sets of brittle features along northern Venezuela (from Colombia in the west to Trinidad in the east: (1 east-west rightlateral faults, (2 NW right-lateral faults -acting as synthetic Riedel shears-, (3 ENE to east-west dextral faults -P shears-, (4 NNW normal faults, (5 almost north-south left-lateral faults -antithetic Riedel shears- and (6 mostly subsurface ENE reverse faults associated with folding of the same orientation. Brittle deformation conforms to the simple shear model, although not all the deformation can be accounted for it since strain partitioning is also taking place because regional folding and thrusting are due to the normal-to-structure component of the relative slip vector between the Caribbean and South America plates. On the other hand, the maximum horizontal stress in western Venezuela, particularly in the Maracaibo block and south of the Oca-Ancón fault, progressively turns counter-clockwise to become more east-west oriented, producing left- and right-lateral slip along the north-south striking and NE-SW striking faults, respectively. The orientation and spatial variation of this regional stress field in western Venezuela results from the superposition of the two major neighboring interplate maximum horizontal stress orientations (sH: roughly east-west trending stress across the Nazca-South America type-B subduction along the pacific coast of Colombia and NNW

  8. Building Coalitions for Change : Venezuela Judicial Infrastructure Development Project

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    Kuehnast, Kathleen

    2001-01-01

    In the early 1990s, the Government of Venezuela urgently requested assistance from the World Bank to combat corruption, improve the business climate, and create a sense of transparency and involvement of civil society in state matters. The country's judicial system was identified as the institution in which to begin such reforms, because it was widely perceived as lacking credibility and e...

  9. Education and the Labor Market in Venezuela, 1975-1984.

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    Psacharopoulos, George; Steier, Francis

    1988-01-01

    Examines various education-related aspects of Venezuela's labor market for 1975-1984, using a sample of 40,000 workers. Education returns have declined only two percent during a rapid educational expansion period. The increased supply of educated persons influenced the narrowing of earnings differentials and led to more equitable income…

  10. Illegal immigration and the general register of foreigners in Venezuela.

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    Michelena A; Antequera R; Mota C

    1984-01-01

    ILO pub. Working paper on irregular migrants (mainly immigration from Colombia) and the General Register of Foreigners in Venezuela - covers immigration in the 1970s and its relationship to economic conditions, migration policy, and the legal aspects and institutional framework for registering and legalizing immigrants. Bibliography. Restricted.

  11. Taska teeb Venezuela seebi eesti moodi / Verni Leivak

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    Leivak, Verni, 1966-

    2008-01-01

    Produtsent Kristian Taska ostis ära Venezuela seebiooperi "Lorenzo naine", et valmistada Kanal Spordis näitamiseks Eesti oludele mugandatud "Kalevi naised" (lavastaja Ingomar Vihmar, osades Maria Avdjuško, Andrus Vaarik, Jan Uuspõld, Anne Reemann)

  12. 78 FR 58556 - Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela

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    2013-09-24

    ... Venezuela. Background The Commission instituted these reviews on October 1, 2012 (77 FR 59970) and determined on January 4, 2013 that it would conduct full reviews (78 FR 4437, January 22, 2013). Notice of... Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on February 21, 2013 (78...

  13. Lymnaea cousini Jousseaume, 1887 (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae): first record for Venezuela

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    Pointier JP; O Noya; M Amarista; Théron, A.

    2004-01-01

    Lymnaea cousini Jousseaume, 1887 was collected in Mucubaji, Merida State, Venezuela, from a permanent pond located at a very high altitude (3760 m). Identification of the collected specimens was made by comparison with the original description of the shell by Jousseaume and the description of the renal organ and reproductive system of topotypic specimens by Paraense.

  14. Historical Development of Organochlorine Pesticides Legislation in Venezuela

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    Gerardo Alberto Isea Fernández; Lenin José Huerta Morillo; Ilsen Emérita Rodríguez Rodríguez

    2009-01-01

    Information about organochlorine pesticideslegislation in Venezuela was recovered, usingthe search engine Google. Progress and setbackswas analyzed, with information about imports,exports, inventories, storage sites, controls andactions taken for disposal and participation ininternational conventions. The country appearsto have adequate legislation, however, greaterconsistency of laws and decrees are required. Updatethe technical rule is necessary and increasesthe capacity to monitoring, iden...

  15. Use of nuclear techniques in agriculture in Venezuela

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    The agricultural activites being carried out so far in Venezuela are described. Failures and lessons learned from the induced mutation programme (sorghum and ajonjoli) are emphasized. Some of the results obtained with the use of isotopes in biological investigations with dairy and beef cattle and sheep are related. (M.A.C.)

  16. Reorganization and redimensioning of nuclear activities in Venezuela

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    This paper is of a self-critical nature, beginning with a retrospective look at nuclear activities in Venezuela. An inventory of human resources, materials and existing techniques is also made. National nuclear policies and developments are examined pointing out failures and successes. Finally, conclusions are presented about the technical assistance received from international organizations in research, nuclear safety and technological development

  17. Apendicularias de la región oriental de Venezuela

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    Zoppi de Roa, Evelyn

    1971-01-01

    El presente trabajo es una contribución al estudio de las Apendicularias de la región oriental de Venezuela. Presenta los resultados taxonómicos y de distribución de las especies recolectadas durante los años 1960 a 1962. Las muestras de plancton analizadas indicaron la presencia de 18 especies pert

  18. The Educational System of Venezuela. Education around the World.

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    Nemeth, Edward J.

    History, structure, legal bases, and planned reforms of the educational system of Venezuela are discussed. The conflicting roles of church and state in administering education have been reconciled within the past two decades, with resultant increases in enrollment and government financing. Curriculum regulation, coordination, and supervision are…

  19. Salinity gradient in the Manamo River, a dammed distributary of the Orinoco Delta, and its influence on the presence of Eichhornia crassipes and Paspalum repens

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    We describe a saline gradient established by the damming of the Manamo River, a former freshwater environment, in the Orinoco Delta and the influence of this gradient on the distribution of Eichhornia crassipes Solms (water hyacinth), and Paspalum repens Berg, The two most abundant aquatic macrophytes. The present work demonstrates, on the basis of measurements of leaf osmolality and ion concentrations, that salinity is acting in the dammed river as a regulator of the studied species E. Crassipes is a potential weed which was originally controlled by the hydrodynamics of waters in the Orinoco River. Plants and river water were sampled in ten sites, three of them with high salinity. The osmolality as well as relative proportions of the main soluble ions explain the relative tolerance to salinity of E. Crassipes in comparison with P. Repens. In sites where both species were present, the K+/Na+ ratio in the leaf sap was higher in the E. Crassipes than in P. repens (authors)

  20. Venezuela 2007: los motores del socialismo se alimentan con petróleo

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    Ángel E Álvarez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Venezuela vive actualmente una coyuntura crítica en la que combinan cambios políticos radicales y abundancia de recursos provenientes de los altos precios internacionales del crudo. Desde la campaña electoral presidencial del año 2006, el presidente Hugo Chávez anunció la implantación de un nuevo modelo económico y político al cual bautizó como "socialismo del siglo XXI". Ahora que fue reelegido, ha anunciado el arranque de los así llamados "cinco motores" del nuevo régimen. Puede que estos "motores" sean nuevos, pero el socialismo de Chávez se está alimentando del viejo rentismo petrolero. No cabe duda que los cambios en la actual coyuntura serán radicalmente profundos. Con la nueva reforma constitucional se pretende acabar con las "desviaciones capitalistas" de la Constitución de 1999. Mientras ella se produce, el gobierno adelanta políticas "antiimperialistas", de nacionalización y regulación económica. Los "chavistas" se agrupan en el Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (aunque no sin cierta resistencia interna. La oposición política, dividida en dos partidos, ensaya una nueva estrategia pacífica, electoral y de largo plazo para enfrentar al gobierno. Todo parece indicar que el nuevo esquema de cambio radical en lo económico y lo político será adoptado a marcha forzada y con poca o ninguna resistencia efectiva por parte de los partidos políticos y de la sociedad civilVenezuela is currently facing a new critical juncture that combines radical political changes with an economic boom driven by high oil prices in the international market. Since the 2006 electoral campaign, President Hugo Chavez announced a new program of radical economic and instructional change: the "XXI century socialism". Once reelected, Chávez has "started" the so-called "five engines" of the new regime. These engines may be brand new ones, but they still fuelled by the old oil-based rentistic model. Nonetheless, the new wave of political and

  1. A comparison of the suspended and dissolved matter dynamics of two large inter-tropical rivers draining into the Atlantic Ocean : the Congo and the Orinoco

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    Laraque, Alain; Castellanos, B.; Steiger, J.; Lopez, J. L.; Pandi, A.; Rodriguez, M.; Rosales, J.; Adèle, Georges; Perez, J.; Lagane, Christelle

    2013-01-01

    This study compares the total suspended sediment (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) dynamics of two major inter-tropical rivers, the Congo in Central Africa and the Orinoco in South America, focusing on sampling undertaken during the period 2006-2010. Both rivers are characterized by similar mean annual discharges into the Atlantic Ocean, on its eastern and western margins, respectively. For both rivers, the results presented are placed in the context of t...

  2. Molecular diagnosis of the arowanas Osteoglossum ferreirai Kanazawa, 1966 and O. bicirrhossum (Cuvier, 1829) from the Orinoco and Amazon River basins

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    Maria Doris Escobar L.; Farias, Izeni P.; Donald C. Taphorn B.; Miguel Landines; Tomas Hrbek

    2013-01-01

    The arowanas, fishes of Gondwanan origin, are represented in South America by the genus Osteoglossum. All species were initially reported as being exclusive to the Amazon region, with O. ferreirai restricted to the Negro River basin and O. bicirrhosum to the Amazon and Essequibo Rivers basin. Starting in the mid 1970's it was reported that O. ferreirai also occurs in the Orinoco River basin. In all regions the arowanas assumed significant socio-economic importance due to their popularity in t...

  3. East with the night: longitudinal migration of the Orinoco goose (Neochen jubata) between Manú National Park, Peru and the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia.

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    Davenport, Lisa C; Nole Bazán, Inés; Carlos Erazo, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    We report on the intra-Amazonian migration of a pair of Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata) from Manú National Park, Peru. The species is Critically Endangered in Peru, so a major aim of the study was to aid conservation planning by learning the wet season location of the country's last known breeding population. We captured a breeding pair on October 27, 2010, and fitted the birds with Microwave Telemetry, Inc. GPS/Argos satellite PTT's. The pair migrated ∼655 km from Manú National Park to the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia (Dept. of Bení) in a predominantly longitudinal migration, reaching their final destination on December 23, 2010. Major movements (>5 km per time period) were almost exclusively at night and were undertaken with and without moonlight. Foraging areas used at stopovers in the Llanos de Moxos were remarkably limited, suggesting the importance of grazing lawns maintained by the geese and other herbivores, possibly including cattle. Orinoco Geese are resident in the Llanos de Moxos year-round, so the Manú geese represent a partial migration from the Bení region. We hypothesize that cavity nest limitation explains the partial migration of Orinoco Geese from the Llanos de Moxos. PMID:23056512

  4. El salvaje y la retórica colonial en El Orinoco ilustrado (1741 de José Gumilla S. J.

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    Carlos Del Cairo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo constituye una aproximación hermenéutica a la obra El Orinoco ilustrado, escrita por el jesuita José Gumilla y publicada por primera vez en 1741. Los autores exploran los fundamentos de la retórica colonial que se advierte en el texto a través de la identificación de las instancias retóricas a las que recurre su autor para escribir la historia natural del Orinoco. Se resalta la funcionalidad geopolítica e imperial de las misiones en los territorios de frontera; la noción de historia en Gumilla; la diferencia colonial que se decreta a través de una retórica que recurre al cuerpo como instancia de manifestación del salvajismo, la ignorancia y el desgobierno de estas naciones, y la explicación teológica e histórica del origen y situación de los habitantes del Orinoco. Por último, se evidencian las representaciones y prácticas que justifican y hacen más eficaz el proyecto misional y civilizador, entre los “operarios” de la Compañía de Jesús en el siglo XVIII.

  5. East with the night: longitudinal migration of the Orinoco goose (Neochen jubata between Manu National Park, Peru and the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia.

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    Lisa C Davenport

    Full Text Available We report on the intra-Amazonian migration of a pair of Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata from Manú National Park, Peru. The species is Critically Endangered in Peru, so a major aim of the study was to aid conservation planning by learning the wet season location of the country's last known breeding population. We captured a breeding pair on October 27, 2010, and fitted the birds with Microwave Telemetry, Inc. GPS/Argos satellite PTT's. The pair migrated ∼655 km from Manú National Park to the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia (Dept. of Bení in a predominantly longitudinal migration, reaching their final destination on December 23, 2010. Major movements (>5 km per time period were almost exclusively at night and were undertaken with and without moonlight. Foraging areas used at stopovers in the Llanos de Moxos were remarkably limited, suggesting the importance of grazing lawns maintained by the geese and other herbivores, possibly including cattle. Orinoco Geese are resident in the Llanos de Moxos year-round, so the Manú geese represent a partial migration from the Bení region. We hypothesize that cavity nest limitation explains the partial migration of Orinoco Geese from the Llanos de Moxos.

  6. Cross-sectional study defines difference in malaria morbidity in two Yanomami communities on Amazonian boundary between Brazil and Venezuela

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    Teodardo José Marcano; Anastácio Morgado; Carlos Eduardo Tosta; José Rodrigues Coura

    2004-01-01

    It is well established that immunity to malaria is short-lived and is maintained by the continuous contact with the parasite. We now show that the stable transmission of malaria in Yanomami Amerindian communities maintains a degree of immunity in the exposed population capable to reduce prevalence and morbidity of malaria. We examined 508 Yanomami Amerindians living along Orinoco (407) and Mucajaí (101) rivers, on the Venezuelan and Brazilian Amazon region, respectively. At Orinoco villages, ...

  7. Mejoramiento Habitacional en la Ciudad de El Alto

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    David Quezada Siles; Anelise Meléndez Lundgren

    2005-01-01

    El artículo reflexiona sobre el trabajo que realizamos en elProyecto de Mejoramiento de la Vivienda en la ciudad de ElAlto, que en su inicio estuvo bajo la responsabilidad de la ONGRed Hábitat con apoyo financiero de la cooperacióninternacional, que le permitía cubrir costos de administración ymanejar los recursos para la vivienda como un Fondo Rotatoriocon Asistencia Legal y Técnica, Fortalecimiento deOrganizaciones Sociales y labores de Investigación.Posteriormente y ante la importancia que...

  8. Burnout, locus de control y deportistas de alto rendimiento

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    Medina Mojena, Greisy; García Ucha, Francisco Enrique

    2002-01-01

    Los estudios sobre burnout comenzaron en los 70 por Freudenberg (1974) y en los 80 en el deporte. En Cuba este es de los primeros sobre el tema. Se estudiaron 40 deportistas de alto rendimiento de pesas, balonmano, baloncesto y tackewondo. Con una edad entre los 18 y 28 años y experiencia deportiva entre 5 y 16 años. Las técnicas utilizadas son una adaptación, de Garcés de Los Fayos (1999) del Maslach Burnout Inventory (1981) y un test de Locus de control. Los principales resultados c...

  9. Estudio cualitativo sobre entrenadores de alto rendimiento deportivo

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    Pérez Ramírez, Mª del Carmen

    2002-01-01

    En este trabajo se utiliza la perspectiva ideográfica para identificar el perfil del entrenador que actúa en el deporte de elite, analizar el proceso formativo y selectivo de estos profesionales y caracterizar los tipos de actuación que realizan. Para ello, se ha disenado un modelo de entrevista que permitirá conocer lo que caracteriza al entrenador de alto rendimiento deportivo. In this paper we use a idiographic perspective to identify the profile of a high performance sport coach. We an...

  10. The Calar Alto Observatory: current status and future instrumentation

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    Barrado, D; Aceituno, J; Pedraz, S; Sanchez, S F; Aguirre, A; Alises, M; Bergond, G; Galadi, D; Guijarro, A; Hoyo, F; Mast, D; Montoya, L; Sengupta, Ch; de Guindos, E; Solano, E

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    The Calar Alto Observatory, located at 2168m height above the sea level in continental Europe, holds a signi?cant number of astronomical telescopes and experiments, covering a large range of the electromagnetic domain, from gamma-ray to near-infrared. It is a very well characterized site, with excellent logistics. Its main telescopes includes a large suite of instruments. At the present time, new instruments, namely CAFE, PANIC and Carmenes, are under development. We are also planning a new operational scheme in order to optimize the observatory resources.

  11. THE BURNED BONES IN TOCA DO ALTO DO CAPIM

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    Mauro Alexandre Farias Fontes; Lucas Braga da Silva

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    Funerary practices are acts performed by a group and/or a family to the body of one or more individuals after death. Relating the terms funeral and practice is to admit the straight intentions of this research. By the way, it aims to search for archaeological evidence to attest the mortuary behavior in Toca do Alto do Capim, in the National Park of Serra das Confusões (Piauí). This site was dug up during three turns of researchthat happenedin 2008 and 2009. The remnants that were found are su...

  12. The Arctic Lower Troposphere Observed Structure (ALTOS) Campaign

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    2010-10-18

    The ALTOS campaign focuses on operating a tethered observing system for routine in situ sampling of low-level (< 2 km) Arctic clouds. It has been a long-term hope to fly tethered systems at Barrow, Alaska, but it is clear that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not permit in-cloud tether systems at Barrow, even if unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations are allowed in the future. We have provided the scientific rationale for long-term, routine in situ measurements of cloud and aerosol properties in the Arctic. The existing restricted air space at Oliktok offers an opportunity to do so.

  13. Can Venezuela's oil sector endure Chavez' ambitions any longer?; Kan Venezuela's oliesector Chavez' ambities nog langer dragen?

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    Honkoop, J.

    2009-07-15

    The author describes the decline of Venezuela's oil industry as well as President Chavez' reaction to Venezuela's budgetary crisis. Politicization, falling investment and the obligation to take upon itself a plethora of social spending have left national oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. unable to produce efficiently and maintain production levels. Falling oil production and lower oil prices have in turn left president Hugo Chavez unable to spread the wealth to Venezuela's poor and he is searching desperately for ways to extract yet more from Venezuela's dysfunctional economy. As funds run out, Venezuela's expensive foreign policy, supporting regional allies, in particular Cuba, and seeking to export anywhere but the United States, proves overly expensive. Venezuela's impoverished masses, still supportive of Chavez during February's elections, may become less so as funds for social programmes run out. For Chavez it is a time for making choices... otherwise the people of Venezuela will choose for him. [Dutch] De auteur beschrijft de teruggang van de olie-industrie van Venezuela en de reacties van president Chavez op de budgettaire crisis in Venezuela. Politisering, dalende investeringen en de verplichtingen m.b.t. de overvloed aan sociale uitgaven zorgen er voor dat de nationale oliemaatschappij Petroleos de Venezuela niet in staat is om efficient te produceren en de productie op peil te houden. Dalende olie-productie en lagere olieprijzen zorgen er ook voor dat de president niet in staat is om de rijkdom te verdelen over de armen in Venezuela. Hij is op zoek naar manieren om meer te halen uit de slecht functionerende economie. Zijn dure buitenlandse Venezuela beleid, onder meer door ondersteuning van regionale bondgenoten, in het bijzonder Cuba, en het zoeken naar export mogelijkheden, behalve naar de USA, pakt fiancieel gezien slecht uit. De verarmde massa's van Venezuela steunden Chavez nog in de verkiezingen in

  14. Tectonic and Sedimentation Interactions in the East Caribbean Subduction Zone: AN Overview from the Orinoco Delta to the Barbados Accretionary Prism

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    Deville, E.

    2011-12-01

    Recent marine geophysical acquisitions and piston-coring allow to better understand the close interactions between the sand-rich Orinoco turbidite system and the compressional structures of the Barbados prism. Because of the morphologic and tectonic control in the east-Caribbean active margin, the Orinoco turbiditic pattern system does not exhibit a classic fan geometry. The sea-floor geometry between the slope of the front of the Barbados prism and the slope of the South-American margin induces the convergence of the turbidite channels toward the abyssal plain, at the front of the accretionary prism. Also, whereas in most passive margins the turbidite systems are organized upstream to downstream as canyon, then channel-levee, then lobes, here, due to the tectonic control, the sedimentary system is organized as channel-levee, then canyons, then channelized lobes. At the edge of the Orinoco platform, the system has multiple sources with several distributaries and downward the channel courses are complex with frequent convergences or divergences that are emphasized by the effects of the undulating seafloor tectonic morphologies associated with active thrust tectonics and mud volcanism. On top of the accretionary prism, turbidite sediments are filling transported piggy-back basins whose timing of sedimentation vs. deformation is complex. Erosion processes are almost absent on the highly subsiding Orinoco platform and in the upper part of the turbidite system. Erosion processes develop mostly between 2000 and 4000 m of water depth, above the compressional structures of the Barbados prism (canyons up to 3 km wide and 300 m deep). In the abyssal plain, turbiditic channels develop on very long distance (> 1000 km) joining the mid-Atlantic channel (sourced mostly by the Amazon), filling several elongated basins corresponding to transform faults (notably the Barracuda Basin), and finally sourcing the Puerto-Rico trench, the deepest morphologic depression of this region

  15. Production and study of fission fragments, from Lohengrin to Alto

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    The study of nuclei far from stability is constitutive of the history of nuclear physics at its very beginning and has been making considerable great strides since then. The study of these nuclei give the opportunity to reach new information on the nuclear structure and thus to measure the solidity of our knowledge on nuclear matter and its validity when it is pushed to its limits. The reaction selected for the production of exotic nuclei in the framework of the PARRNe program is the fission of uranium 238. The nuclei produced have an intermediate mass and are very rich in neutrons. The technique to recover them in order to accelerate them is the thick target method called also the Isol technique. The installation of the ancient Lep injector at the Tandem line in Orsay (IPN) is expected to increase by a factor 100 the production rate of exotic nuclei in the PARRNe program, it is the Alto project. The work presented here concerns studies carried out at the Lohengrin spectrometer installed at the ILL in Grenoble, and at the Tandem installation in Orsay. This document is divided into 4 parts: 1) in flight techniques at Lohengrin, 2) the Isol technique, 3) magic numbers in the domain N=50, and 4) the Alto project

  16. CAFE: Calar Alto Fiber-fed Echelle spectrograph

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    Aceituno, J; Grupp, F; Lillo, J; Hernan-Obispo, M; Benitez, D; Montoya, L M; Thiele, U; Pedraz, S; Barrado, D; Dreizler, S; Bean, J

    2013-01-01

    We present here CAFE, the Calar Alto Fiber-fed Echelle spectrograph, a new instrument built at the Centro Astronomico Hispano Alem\\'an (CAHA). CAFE is a single fiber, high-resolution ($R\\sim$70000) spectrograph, covering the wavelength range between 3650-9800\\AA. It was built on the basis of the common design for Echelle spectrographs. Its main aim is to measure radial velocities of stellar objects up to $V\\sim$13-14 mag with a precision as good as a few tens of $m s^{-1}$. To achieve this goal the design was simplified at maximum, removing all possible movable components, the central wavelength is fixed, so the wavelentgth coverage; no filter wheel, one slit and so on, with a particular care taken in the thermal and mechanical stability. The instrument is fully operational and publically accessible at the 2.2m telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory. In this article we describe (i) the design, summarizing its manufacturing phase; (ii) characterize the main properties of the instrument; (iii) describe the red...

  17. The crisis of civil-military relations in Venezuela : testing rational choice, cultural, and institutional theories

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    Cortes Flores, Jose Luis.

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    The thesis analyzes the extent to which civil-military relations in Venezuela have deteriorated in the past decade. The thesis's central theme is that the civilian control over the military in Venezuela is far from ideal. The relations between the armed forces and the decision-makers are based only on the interactions of the President with the military. There are no other civilian institutions involved in the control of the military. However, the armed forces of Venezuela have shown very stro...

  18. EL DELTA INDÍGENA: LOS GUARAÚNOS DEL ORINOCO EN LA ETNOGRAFÍA DEL OBISPO TURRADO

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Typical of the positivist ethnographer from the beginnings of XX century, Ángel Turrado Moreno (1903-1961, missionary and bishop of Asso, had an essencialist vision of culture. For him, cultures had a lot of similar and comparable aspects which he tried tounderline: marriage, family, authorities, deities, etc. Though Turrado did not carry out a deep analysis of cultural productions, he made a considerable effort to register the dimensions of daily life of Orinoco´s guaraunos with notable ethnographic rigor. Despite of all their biases, these community studies are important documentary sources today to comprehend these societies. This article intends to summerize the material conditions of life, the social organization and the symbolic cosmovision of gauraunos using the work of this missionary, as well as to give ethnographic logic that is lacking in some parts of his text. Guarauno lexicon used here corresponds to the phonetic adjustments handled by Turrado.RESUMEN: Típico del etnógrafo positivista de principios del siglo XX, Ángel Turrado Moreno (1903-1961, misionero y obispo de Asso, mantuvo una visión esencialista de la cultura. Las culturas poseían para él una multitud de aspectos coincidentes y comparativos que se preocupaba de remarcar: matrimonio, familia, autoridades, deidades, etc. Aunque Turrado no llevó a cabo un profundo análisis de las producciones culturales, hizo un considerable esfuerzo por registrar, con notable rigor etnográfico, parte de la vida cotidiana de losguaraúnos del Orinoco. Estos estudios de comunidad, con todos sus sesgos, nos resultan hoy fuentes documentales de gran importancia para acercarnos a la comprensión de estas sociedades. Se pretende con este artículo dar un repaso por las condiciones materiales de vida,la organización social y la cosmovisión simbólica de los guaraúnos a través de los materiales de este misionero así como dar lógica etnográfica a algunas lagunas de su texto

  19. US energy security plans threatened by militant Venezuela

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    Faced with the need to import increasing volumes of crude oil and the desire to avoid over-dependence on the Middle East, the United States is looking to its own hemisphere for more oil. Unfortunately for Washington, the continent's largest oil exporter does not appear to want to co-operate. Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, wants to reduce his country's political and economic ties with the US and is seeking other markets for its oil. He has also picked a fight with US oil companies operating in Venezuela, disputing their taxes and refusing to approve their upstream investment programmes, giving rise to fears that oil and gas production will not grow as planned, thereby reducing future export levels. (author)

  20. A new minute Andean Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae from Venezuela

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    César L. Barrio-Amorós

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A new species of Pristimantis is described from the Venezuelan Andes. The new species is the smallest in its genus known in Venezuela and belongs to the Pristimantis unistrigatus Group. It differs from the rest of Venezuelan Andean congeners in body size (mean male SVL < 21.3 mm, female SVL < 26.3 mm, expanded discs on fingers and toes, absence of dorsolateral folds, and a distinctivecall consisting in 2–5 cricket-like short notes. The new species inhabits the southwestern part of the Cordillera de Mérida in Venezuela and the Venezuelan side of the Cordillera Oriental deColombia, and could be present on the Colombian portion of the cordillera as well.

  1. Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela

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    Forelle, Michelle; Howard, Phil; Monroy-Hernández, Andrés; Savage, Saiph

    2015-01-01

    Social and political bots have a small but strategic role in Venezuelan political conversations. These automated scripts generate content through social media platforms and then interact with people. In this preliminary study on the use of political bots in Venezuela, we analyze the tweeting, following and retweeting patterns for the accounts of prominent Venezuelan politicians and prominent Venezuelan bots. We find that bots generate a very small proportion of all the traffic about political...

  2. Radioisotope Concentration in Lake Sediments of Maracaibo, Venezuela

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    Maracaibo Lake is one of the most important water basing and oil producing regions in Venezuela. Changes in the local environment have been monitored for chemical pollution in the past. For this study we selected a set of sediment samples collected in the shore and analyzed for its radioisotope content. Results show the gamma emitting isotopes distribution. Isotopes concentrations have been determined within the natural K, Th and U families

  3. Thorium survey using thermoluminescence radiation dosimetry (Cerro Impacto, Venezuela)

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    Calibrated thermoluminescent dosimeters of LiF were utilized to map the radiation flux 0.5m beneath the surface of a thorium-rare-earth elements deposit in southern Venezuela. The isorad map obtained from measurements of the thermoluminescence induced in the buried dosimeters during their eight-month exposure period at the site, agrees well with the mapped thorium concentration at the surface of the deposit. The results indicate that thermoluminescence radiation dosimetry can be used for radiometric prospecting

  4. Historical Development of Organochlorine Pesticides Legislation in Venezuela

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    Gerardo Alberto Isea Fernández

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Information about organochlorine pesticideslegislation in Venezuela was recovered, usingthe search engine Google. Progress and setbackswas analyzed, with information about imports,exports, inventories, storage sites, controls andactions taken for disposal and participation ininternational conventions. The country appearsto have adequate legislation, however, greaterconsistency of laws and decrees are required. Updatethe technical rule is necessary and increasesthe capacity to monitoring, identification andelimination of organochlorine pesticides.

  5. Building a medicine bank for Venezuela. AIDS treatment access.

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    A partnership began in 1994 between United Against AIDS International (UAAI) of New York and Accion Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) of Venezuela has led to the development of a volunteer infrastructure including medicine and medical supply donors, airlines, truck drivers, customs officials, storage facilities, and medical personnel to bring treatment to people with AIDS (PWA) in Venezuela. Renate Koch, ACCSI director, began bringing medications home to Venezuela in early 1994, following a visit to New York City, where she met with representatives of ACT UP], the Global Network of People with AIDS, and other New York-based HIV/AIDS associations. Hugh Ward, who founded UAAI to provide HIV/AIDS drugs to PWA in Venezuela, later met with Koch and several other nongovernmental organizations in Caracas. Ward explained that most unused medicines and treatments given to people with AIDS in the US are thrown away after the patient has died or when the patient's health condition demands an alternate treatment. A network of New York-based AIDS organizations and doctors' groups now collects the medicines returned to them by PWA for donation to the medicine bank program. Once the medicines are received in Caracas, they are stored at Accion Ecumenica health clinic for distribution to PWA. While there is always a need for more medicines and supplies, the current network is able to back-stock enough quantities to ensure that patients will receive consistent and sustained treatment. Limited quantities of retrovirals and protease inhibitors are included in the medicine bank. PMID:12321757

  6. Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among Pregnant Women in Venezuela

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    Pedro Rifakis; Jesús Benitez; Gilberto Cabaniel; Elianet Araujo; Elizabeth Hernández; Magdary Colina; Blanco, Juan J.; Anna Viloria; Ymora Aguilera; Andrea Maldonado; Nestor Rubio; Gloria Gervasio; Oscar Urdaneta; Henry Perez; Marisela Ravelo

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    Introduction. Intestinal parasitic infections, especially due to helminths, increase anemia in pregnant women. The results of this are low pregnancy weight gain and IUGR, followed by LBW, with its associated greater risks of infection and higher perinatal mortality rates. For these reasons, in the setting of no large previous studies in Venezuela about this problem, a national multicentric study was conducted. Methods. Pregnant women from nine states were studied, a prenatal evaluation with a...

  7. ILLEGAL TRADING WILD BIRDS: A CASE IN VENEZUELA

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    Marín-Espinoza, Gedio; Guevara-Vallera, Santiago; Prieto-Arcas, Antulio; Muñoz-Gil, Jorge; Carvajal-Moreno, Yalicia

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    To determine the variability in temporal patterns of illegal trade of birds in Cumana, Venezuela, monthly inventories were performed in the municipal market during the periods April 1998- March 1999 (P1) / October 2002-September 2003 (P2), comparing indices of relative abundance, richness (S ), frequency of occurrence (FO), dominance (ID), Jaccard similarity chao1 (C ) and specific offer (SE). Mann-Whitney U-tests showed highly significant differences in the J , number of speci...

  8. 420 Lentil Allergy: First Report from Venezuela

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    Albarran, Carlos; Hulett, Arnaldo Capriles

    2012-01-01

    Background Allergy to lentils is infrequent in Latin America: this a first case report from Venezuela. A 5 year old female preschooler attended our allergology clinic with chief complaint of generalized giant urticaria inmediately after ingestion of cooked lentils; clinical history revealed frequent (>3) emergency visits, since the age of one year, with facial angioedema and generalized urticaria even from inhalation of vapors while cooking of lentils at home; moreover, also symptoms describe...

  9. Research in seismology and earthquake engineering in Venezuela

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    Urbina, L.; Grases, J.

    1983-01-01

    Venezuela has been affected by destructive earthquakes for the past four centuries. According to entries in the national seismic catalog, there have been about 180 earthquakes which have caused some type of damage to the country. The most catastrophic earthquake occurred on March 26, 1812, on the Bocono fault system and caused widespread destruction in the cities of Merida and Caracas and claimed an estimated 30,000 lives.

  10. La Tuberculosis Pulmonar: Pasado, Presente y Futuro en Venezuela

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    María Victoria Méndez

    2011-01-01

    Tuberculosis, is one of the oldest diseases of humanity, and currently a public health problem. The World Health Organization has estimated 2 billion individuals infected in 2007. In Venezuela there are about 6000 new cases per year. Research in this field have generated new knowledge and technologies that have improved its control, such as the introduction of TB drugs, vaccination, molecular diagnostic techniques and methods of molecular epidemiology. However, new challenges aim at multidis...

  11. Child labor and health in a public market, valencia, venezuela

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    Rojas Martini, Maritza; Briceno, Leonardo; Vegas, Zulay; Rodriguez, Lourdes

    2010-01-01

    Objectives This study was aimed at determining the living conditions, work practices, health effects and associated occupational risk factors in children working in a public market in Valencia, Venezuela.Methodology A questionnaire was administered which included demographic and exposure variables; a descriptive analysis was then made of the data. Forty-four children were selected. Results The average workday lasted 9.2 ± 3.2 hours/day. Children were most frequently employed...

  12. Genetic characterization of rabies field isolates from Venezuela.

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    de Mattos, C A; de Mattos, C C; Smith, J S; Miller, E. T.; Papo, S; Utrera, A; Osburn, B. I.

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    Twenty samples from cases of rabies in humans and domestic animals diagnosed in Venezuela between 1990 and 1994 and one sample from a vampire bat collected in 1976 were characterized by reactivity to monoclonal antibodies against the viral nucleoprotein and by patterns of nucleotide substitution in the nucleoprotein gene. Three antigenic variants were found: 1, 3, and 5. Antigenic variant 1 included all samples from dogs and humans infected by contact with rabid dogs. Unique substitutions per...

  13. X-ray Fluorescence in Member States: Venezuela. X ray Fluorescence in Venezuela at the Agronomy Faculty, Laboratory Unidad de Analisis Instrumental, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela

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    The research in the field of XRF was devoted to the development of methods for arsenic determination and the application of the TXRF technique in bioremediation studies and archeometry. X ray techniques and chemometrics were used for the determination of composition as well as for classification and provenance studies of archeological samples. The projects were conducted in collaboration with the Laboratory of Nuclear Physics at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela, the University of Concepcion and the University of Arica, Chile, the University of Buenos Aires, the CNEA (Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica de Argentina), and the Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria of Brasil

  14. Oculomicosis: una infección subestimada en Venezuela.

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    Margarita Rodríguez Durán

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Ocular mycosis: an underestimated infection in Venezuela Due to its climate, geographical and social situation, Venezuela has the profile for fungal ocular diseases. Even though the incidence and prevalence of this ocular morbidity is undetermined in our country, most of the ophthalmologist have encountered the disease yearly in public or private practice. Fungal keratitis is the most frequent form of presentation of ocular mycosis, it can lead to irreversible complications and even monocular blindness, especially for people living in the agricultural communities of the developing world. The disease is easily overlooked or missed, and delayed diagnosis is common. This fact increases the likelihood of severe sequelae and surgical interventions. Filamentous fungi are most frequently the causative organism for fungal keratitis associated with ocular trauma or contact lens wear. The purpose of this study is to present a clinical-epidemiological review-update, which includes diagnosis and treatment strategies of this underestimated disease in Venezuela, as well as to encourage future epidemiological studies to recognize risk factors and preventive treatment in our region.

  15. Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the changes in violence in Venezuela during the last forty years. It links the ups and downs of the oil revenues and the political crisis of the country to the changes in the homicide rates, which increased from 7 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 1970 to 12 in 1990, 19 in 1998 and 50 in 2003. The article characterizes Venezuela as a rentist society and shows its trajectory from rural violence to the beginning of urban violence, the guerilla movements of the 60s, the delinquent violence related to the abundance of oil revenues and the violence during the popular revolt and the sackings of 1989 in Caracas. After this, we analyze the coups d'état of 1992 and the influence the political violence exerted upon criminal violence. We describe the political and party changes in the country, their influence upon the stabilization of homicide rates since the mid-90s and their remarkable increase during the H. Chávez government. The article finishes with an analysis of the current situation, the official prohibition to publish statistics on homicides and with some thoughts about the perspective of greater violence in Venezuela.

  16. Venezuela: La descentralización en el socialismo

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    Pedro Rodriguez Rojas

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    Full Text Available La nueva dinámica del poder político y el desarrollo económico en Venezuela hay que entenderlos en el contexto de La Nueva geometría del Poder, el necesario reacomodo territorial, el fortalecimiento del poder popular, Comunal y de los Núcleos de Desarrollo Endógeno. En Venezuela el desarrollo endógeno es un mecanismo dentro del proceso para la construcción de nuestro socialismo. Por lo tanto este debe partir por el debate teórico y filosófico de los fundamentos que deben sustentar esta nueva economía y sociedad. Por eso el propósito de este trabajo tiene que ver con los cambios ocurridos en la administración publica, la dialéctica entre centralización y descentralización, la ocupación del territorio en Venezuela, y los espacios alcanzados por la organización popular, para entender el papel que juegan en el desarrollo armónico de las comunas y la sociedad socialista.

  17. The impact of landscape transformation on the reinfestation rates of Rhodnius prolixus in the Orinoco Region, Colombia.

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    Cordovez, Juan M; Guhl, Felipe

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    Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent responsible for Chagas disease, is widely distributed in the Americas in association to insect vectors and animal reservoirs. Triatomines are common vectors of Chagas disease and they vary in their distribution and affinity to human or sylvatic environments. Thus, control programs that include house spraying have been successful in regions were insects have a tendency to domiciliation. In the Orinoco region of Colombia, Rhodnius prolixus is the main vector presenting a stable sylvatic cycle, but is also found colonizing human dwellings. In 1997, health authorities developed a control program in the Department of Casanare spreading with insecticide houses in 667 localities. Infestation Indexes (I.I.) were calculated at the locality level before and after spraying. Times for re-infestation assessment varied between 1 and 67 months. Localities were classified into 3 groups according to their I.I. after spraying. Group 1 dropped their I.I. down to zero, Group 2 had a drop but remained positive and Group 3 increased its I.I. after spraying. We classified each group in terms of their land use characteristics before and after spraying based on satellite images obtained for the years 1997 (beginning of the study) and 2002 (end of program). We found that spraying significantly reduce the I.I. on average. However, we found that time after spraying does not produce significant differences in the I.I. Interestingly, land use changes and variations on I.I. after spraying for all groups were significantly dependent. PMID:26254003

  18. Preparation of a 4D seismic acquisition program for steam chambers monitoring on Petrocedeno Field in the Venezuelan Orinoco belt

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    Devaux, V.; Mus, M. [Petrocedeno, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); De Pellegars, O.; Hubans, C.; Yuh, S. [Total, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2009-07-01

    The Venezuelan Orinoco belt is a huge heavy oil accumulation covering an area of about 55,000 km{sup 2}. An enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot project was launched in 2006 encompassing a 30 km{sup 2} area of the Petrocedeno field in the Zuata sector of the oil belt. The recovery performances of 3 different steam assisted recovery techniques were evaluated, notably steam drive (SD), steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), and horizontal alternating steam drive (HASD). The objective was to better understand the relation between steam chambers geometry and measured oil recovery and to proactively adjust the steam injection strategy if necessary. The Petrocedeno field consists of channelized sandy reservoirs that were deposited during the Miocene period above a stiff over-compacted basement from the Cretaceous and Cambrian ages. 3D seismic was identified as a key monitoring method to understand the development of the steam chambers. A thorough feasibility study based on numerical simulations and field tests was conducted to evaluate adequate seismic acquisition technology and parameters. The study concluded that the traditional and widely used acquisition methods based on dynamite and vibro-truck seismic sources cannot properly detect the steam chamber signal in the field because of reservoir depletion that has been induced by cold production. 2 refs., 14 figs.

  19. Mixed layer impact of Hurricane Katia passing over the Amazon/Orinoco plume as viewed in remotely sensed salinity observations

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    Carton, J.; Grodsky, S. A.; Nicolas, R.; Lagerloef, G. S.; Reverdin, G. P.; Chapron, B.; Yves, Q.; Kudryavtsev, V. N.; Kao, H.

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    Hurricane strength increases dramatically with increasing sea surface temperature (SST) and decreases in response to entrainment of cooler sub-mixed layer water into the ocean mixed layer. At its seasonal peak the Amazon/Orinoco plume covers a region of one million square kilometers in the western tropical Atlantic with more than 1m of extra freshwater, creating a near-surface barrier layer that inhibits this mixing and warms to temperatures >29C. Here new remotely sensed sea surface salinity (SSS) observations help elucidate the ocean response to hurricane Katia, which crossed the plume in early fall, 2011. Its passage left a 1.5psu high salinity wake (in its impact on density, the equivalent of a 3.5C cooling) due to mixing of the shallow barrier layer, reminiscent of features previously observed at fixed locations in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Destruction of this barrier layer decreased SST cooling in the plume that would otherwise have occurred, thus preserving elevated SST and evaporation.

  20. Natación de alto rendimiento en discapacitados

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    Astray Mendoza, Mario

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    En este trabajo hago referencia a la evolución de la natación desde el inicio y su evolución histórica, haciendo una mención a sus principales fundadores y clubes, además de también nombrar a alguno de los nadadores más importantes de la historia de la natación española, para continuar con la evolución de las paralimpiadas y nuestros deportistas paralímpicos. Vemos las diferentes formas de entrenar en la natación de alto rendimiento, además de los músculos implicados en cada estilo y como ...

  1. EL ALTO MAGDALENA- COLOMBIA DE LA MANO CON ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS

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    Full Text Available El afán por destruir un paradigma, que mantiene encadenados a los habitantes de Girardot y la región, a una compañía de distribución de la energía eléctrica con sus altos precios para el kilowatt-hora, ha inspirado la investigación CUNDINAMARCA DE LA MANO DE LAS ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS, demostrando por diversos caminos que el montaje de paneles solares para generación de energía eléctrica en las cubiertas de las casas es la energía alternativa para la solución de diversos problemas, entre ellos: los costos elevados, las fluctuaciones de voltaje, los cortes de energía, los daños en los electrodomésticos

  2. Technical and scientific report of the Alto project

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    Essabaa, S; Grialou, D; Ibrahim, F; Le Scornet, J C

    2002-01-01

    The Alto project means the installation of an electron linear accelerator inside the experimental area of the tandem accelerator of the nuclear physics institute of Orsay (IPNO, France). This linear accelerator comes from CERN where it was operating as a pre-injector for LEP. This equipment will allow IPNO'teams to perform fast kinetics studies in a domain different from that of ELYSE accelerator. The time resolution will not be as high as that of ELYSE (picosecond) but will be sufficient (microsecond) to produce free radicals in aqueous and gaseous media. The main expectations of this installation can be classified according 3 axis: 1) basic research (mainly the study of nuclear matter through photo-fission, 2) research and development of accelerators (by providing a test bench for new high frequency systems and superconducting components), and 3) applied research for industry concerning: biochemistry under irradiation, radiation sensibility, DNA breaking, food and drug sterilization and behaviour of electro...

  3. The Alto Paraguay Alkaline Province: petrographic, geochemical and geochronological characteristics

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    The Alto Paraguay Province is located at the border of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraguay, between the coordinates 21 deg 10'to 23 deg 25'of Southern latitude and 57 deg 10' to 58 deg 00', having the city of Porto Murtinho as the main reference point. The geotectonic domain of the area is governed by the precambric units of the Southern extreme of the Amazonic craton which developed a long and accentuated activity, giving rise to folds and important faults, that in several cases seem to have exerted an effective control of the magmatic manifestations. Radiometric data indicate that the emplacement of the syenitic bodies took place in the Permo-Triassic period, with a major incidence in the interval 260-240 Ma, representing thus, an important phase of alkaline magmatic affinity associated to the Parana Basin which is believed is to be unique, since the other known areas (Central, Amambay and Rio Apa Provinces, Paraguay, Velasco Province, Bolivia) are considerably younger (140-120 Ma). Syenitic rocks from the Alto Paraguay Province show wide variation in the ratio 87 Sr/86 Sr (0.703361 - 0.707734). Excluding the Cerro Boggiani rocks (0.703837-0.707734), values for the nepheline syenites (0.703361-0.703672) general lower than those of the other syenites types. Alkaline syenites cover the interval 0.703510- 0.703872, while quartz syenites and syenogranites are 0.704562 and 0.707076, respectively. geologic evidence, in addition to petrographic, geochemical and isotopic (Sr) data, suggest that the syenitic rocks have been derived from an unique mantelic parental liquid, by fractional crystallization and assimilation processes, which are assumed to be occurred during the emplacement of the magma in the crust. (author)

  4. CAFE: Calar Alto Fiber-fed Échelle spectrograph

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    Aceituno, J.; Sánchez, S. F.; Grupp, F.; Lillo, J.; Hernán-Obispo, M.; Benitez, D.; Montoya, L. M.; Thiele, U.; Pedraz, S.; Barrado, D.; Dreizler, S.; Bean, J.

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    We present here CAFE, the Calar Alto Fiber-fed Échelle spectrograph, a new instrument built at the Centro Astronomico Hispano Alemán (CAHA). CAFE is a single-fiber, high-resolution (R ~ 70 000) spectrograph, covering the wavelength range between 3650-9800 Å. It was built on the basis of the common design for Échelle spectrographs. Its main aim is to measure radial velocities of stellar objects up to V ~ 13-14 mag with a precision as good as a few tens of m s-1. To achieve this goal the design was simplified at maximum, removing all possible movable components, the central wavelength is fixed, as is the wavelength coverage; there is no filter wheel, etc. Particular care was taken with the thermal and mechanical stability. The instrument is fully operational and publically accessible at the 2.2 m telescope of the Calar Alto Observatory. In this article we describe (i) the design, summarizing its manufacturing phase; (ii) characterize the main properties of the instrument; (iii) describe the reduction pipeline; and (iv) show the results from the first light and commissioning runs. The preliminar results indicate that the instrument fulfills the specifications and can achieve the planned goals. In particular, the results show that the instrument is more efficient than anticipated, reaching a signal-to-noise of ~20 for a stellar object as faint as V ~ 14.5 mag in ~2700 s integration time. The instrument is a wonderful machine for exoplanetary research (by studying large samples of possible systems cotaining massive planets), galactic dynamics (highly precise radial velocities in moving groups or stellar associations), or astrochemistry.

  5. The Alto Tiberina Near Fault Observatory (northern Apennines, Italy

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    Lauro Chiaraluce

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The availability of multidisciplinary and high-resolution data is a fundamental requirement to understand the physics of earthquakes and faulting. We present the Alto Tiberina Near Fault Observatory (TABOO, a research infrastructure devoted to studying preparatory processes, slow and fast deformation along a fault system located in the upper Tiber Valley (northern Apennines, dominated by a 60 km long low-angle normal fault (Alto Tiberina, ATF active since the Quaternary. TABOO consists of 50 permanent seismic stations covering an area of 120 × 120 km2. The surface seismic stations are equipped with 3-components seismometers, one third of them hosting accelerometers. We instrumented three shallow (250 m boreholes with seismometers, creating a 3-dimensional antenna for studying micro-earthquakes sources (detection threshold is ML 0.5 and detecting transient signals. 24 of these sites are equipped with continuous geodetic GPS, forming two transects across the fault system. Geochemical and electromagnetic stations have been also deployed in the study area. In 36 months TABOO recorded 19,422 events with ML ≤ 3.8 corresponding to 23.36e-04 events per day per squared kilometres; one of the highest seismicity rate value observed in Italy. Seismicity distribution images the geometry of the ATF and its antithetic/synthetic structures located in the hanging-wall. TABOO can allow us to understand the seismogenic potential of the ATF and therefore contribute to the seismic hazard assessment of the area. The collected information on the geometry and deformation style of the fault will be used to elaborate ground shaking scenarios adopting diverse slip distributions and rupture directivity models.

  6. Urban movements and disempowerment in Perú and Venezuela Movimientos urbanos y desempoderamiento en Perú y Venezuela

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    Daniel H. LEVINE; Romero, Catalina

    2010-01-01

    This paper addresses a core puzzle: why is continued citizen mobilization accompanied by growing disempowerment of those same citizens? Why do movements fail, leaders burn out and members disperse, and what are the implications of this organizational failure for demo¬cratic representation? Our consideration of the issues is rooted in a close examination of urban movements, mobilization, empowerment and disempowerment in the recent experience of Venezuela and Perú. The puzzle that concerns us ...

  7. Paleoseismology in Venezuela: Objectives, methods, applications, limitations and perspectives

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    Audemard M., Franck A.

    2005-10-01

    The privileged location of Venezuela along an active interplate deformation belt, despite of being a "so-called" developing country, has led to a long paleoseismic tradition as attested by 45 trench assessments since 1968. Since then, a first 2-trench study was carried out by the American Woodward-Clyde company across the Oca fault at Sinamaica. Since 1980, all further paleoseismic studies have been performed by FUNVISIS and the Uribante-Caparo hydroelectric project (southern Mérida Andes) became their first assessment where 22 huge trenches were bulldozer-dug. Except for these Compañía Anónima de Administración y Fomento Eléctrico (CADAFE) financed trenches and two others, all other assessments were for Petróleos de Venezuela S. A. -PDVSA-. In this paper, geographic and geologic factors, as well as logistic limitations, conditioning success in paleoseismic studies by trenching, shall be discussed based on the Venezuelan experience developed over the years. The scientific contribution of this approach refer to: confirmation of Holocene fault activity, slip-per-event and average slip rate of a given fault (or segment), seismic potential (repeat of maximum credible earthquakes) of known faults, fault segmentation, fault interaction as consequence of stress loading by stick-slip on contiguous faults, time-space distribution of seismic activity along a given tectonic feature, seismotectonic association of historical earthquakes and landscape evolution on the short term and its implications on the long-term evolution (poorly discussed since this is really part of the field of Neotectonics). In recent years (since 1999), a new approach has been introduced in Venezuela consisting in complementing the seismic history derived from trenching studies with the evaluation of seismically induced perturbations in the continuous Quaternary sedimentary record of (either active or fossil) lakes. The future of this discipline in Venezuela heads to more trenching and lake

  8. Socio-Economic Aspects of National Communication Systems: III. Radio Broadcasting in Venezuela. Communication and Society, 12.

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    Capriles, Oswaldo; And Others

    The third in a series that examines the role of radio broadcasting in the process of socioeconomic and cultural change in three countries with different types of broadcasting organization--Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Venezuela--this volume focuses on Venezuela. An overview of radio broadcasting in Venezuela describes various aspects and provides…

  9. The Alto Paraguay Alkaline Province: petrographic, geochemical and geochronological characteristics; Provincia alcalina Alto Paraguai: caracteristicas petrograficas, geoquimicas e geocronologicas

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    Velazquez Fernandez, Victor

    1996-12-31

    The Alto Paraguay Province is located at the border of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraguay, between the coordinates 21 deg 10{sup `}to 23 deg 25{sup `}of Southern latitude and 57 deg 10{sup `} to 58 deg 00{sup `}, having the city of Porto Murtinho as the main reference point. The geotectonic domain of the area is governed by the precambric units of the Southern extreme of the Amazonic craton which developed a long and accentuated activity, giving rise to folds and important faults, that in several cases seem to have exerted an effective control of the magmatic manifestations. Radiometric data indicate that the emplacement of the syenitic bodies took place in the Permo-Triassic period, with a major incidence in the interval 260-240 Ma, representing thus, an important phase of alkaline magmatic affinity associated to the Parana Basin which is believed is to be unique, since the other known areas (Central, Amambay and Rio Apa Provinces, Paraguay, Velasco Province, Bolivia) are considerably younger (140-120 Ma). Syenitic rocks from the Alto Paraguay Province show wide variation in the ratio {sup 87} Sr/{sup 86} Sr (0.703361 - 0.707734). Excluding the Cerro Boggiani rocks (0.703837-0.707734), values for the nepheline syenites (0.703361-0.703672) general lower than those of the other syenites types. Alkaline syenites cover the interval 0.703510- 0.703872, while quartz syenites and syenogranites are 0.704562 and 0.707076, respectively. geologic evidence, in addition to petrographic, geochemical and isotopic (Sr) data, suggest that the syenitic rocks have been derived from an unique mantelic parental liquid, by fractional crystallization and assimilation processes, which are assumed to be occurred during the emplacement of the magma in the crust. (author) 124 refs., 52 figs., 7 tabs.

  10. Venezuela loodab tüürida Kuuba saatust / Sirje Rank

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    Venezuela president Hugo Chavez soovib üle võtte Fidel Castro rolli võitluses USA ülemvõimu vastu. Venezuela odava nafta tähtsus Kuuba majandusele. Vt. samas: Kuuba nafta õõnestab USA embargot

  11. Earnings and Education in Venezuela: An Update from the 1987 Household Survey.

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    Psacharopoulos, George; Alam, Asad

    1991-01-01

    Uses data from Venezuela's 1987 Household Survey to update returns to education and compare them to 1975 and 1984 figures. Returns to education have been maintained despite the educational explosion occurring in Venezuela during the period investigated. Although higher education is most heavily subsidized, primary education remains the most…

  12. 78 FR 4437 - Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, Venezuela: Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct...

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    ... of institution (77 FR 59970, October 1, 2012) was adequate and that the respondent interested party... COMMISSION Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, Venezuela: Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct... duty orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela would be likely to lead...

  13. Using the Five Themes of Geography To Teach about Venezuela and Mexico.

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    Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Christensen, Lois

    Activities that employ the five themes of geography--location, place, relationships within places, movement, and regions--to teach about Venezuela and Mexico are described in this document. Each theme has objectives, a list of materials, and three types of activities--exploration, invention, and expansion. Background information on Venezuela and…

  14. 77 FR 59970 - Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela; Institution of Five-Year Reviews...

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    ..., and Venezuela (67 FR 36149). Following the five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective... silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela (73 FR 841, January 4, 2008). The Commission is now... amended at 74 FR 2847 (January 16, 2009). \\1\\ No response to this request for information is required if...

  15. 78 FR 9034 - Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Final Results of the Expedited Second...

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    ..., Kazakhstan, and Venezuela, 67 FR 36149 (May 23, 2002). On October 1, 2012, the Department initiated the... (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 77 FR 59897 (October 1, 2012) (``notice... International Trade Administration Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Final Results of...

  16. 78 FR 77423 - Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement of Preliminary...

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    ... Russian Federation and Venezuela: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 78 FR 49471 (August 14, 2013) (``Initiation Notice''). \\2\\ See id., 78 FR at 49474. As explained in the memorandum from the... International Trade Administration Ferrosilicon From the Russian Federation and Venezuela: Postponement...

  17. 78 FR 60846 - Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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    ... FR 59897 (October 1, 2012). \\2\\ See Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 78 FR 9034 (February 7, 2013). \\3\\ See Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Determination, 78 FR...

  18. Dengue in Venezuela : A study on viral transmission, risk factors and clinical disease presentation

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    2014-01-01

    Dengue is wereldwijd de belangrijkste door muggen overgedragen ziekte. In Venezuela komen regelmatig epidemieën van toenemende omvang voor. In het onderzoek beschreven in dit proefschrift werden ongeveer 2000 personen uit drie wijken in Maracay, Venezuela, bestudeerd middels een prospectieve "commun

  19. Downhole Upgrading of Orinoco Basin Extra-Heavy Crude Oil Using Hydrogen Donors under Steam Injection Conditions. Effect of the Presence of Iron Nanocatalysts

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    Cesar Ovalles; Victor Rivero; Arelys Salazar

    2015-01-01

    An extra-heavy crude oil underground upgrading concept and laboratory experiments are presented which involve the addition of a hydrogen donor (tetralin) to an Orinoco Basin extra-heavy crude oil under steam injection conditions (280–315 °C and residence times of at least 24-h). Three iron-containing nanocatalysts (20 nm, 60 nm and 90 nm) were used and the results showed increases of up to 8° in API gravity, 26% desulfurization and 27% reduction in the asphaltene content of the upgraded produ...

  20. «Gentes de infame condición». Sociedad y familia en Ciudad Real del Orinoco (1759-1772)

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    El nueve de abril de 1754 desembarcaban en Cumaná, la capital de la Nueva Andalucía venezolana, los miembros de la Expedición de Limites al Orinoco. Su misión fundamental era ejecutar el trazado de la línea divisoria entre los dominios españoles y portugueses en América acordado en el Tratado de Madrid de 1750 y cumplimentar un complejo conjunto de tareas encaminadas a la reforma polftica, social y económica de la frontera tropical.

  1. Herpetofauna de la estrella fluvial de Inírida (ríos Inírida, Guaviare, Atabapo y Orinoco), Orinoquia colombiana lista preliminar de especies

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    Morales-Betancourt, Mónica A.; Lasso, Carlos A.; Renjifo, Juan Manuel

    2009-01-01

    Con base en una evaluación rápida de campo realizada durante la estación seca (febrero 2008) en la Estrella Fluvial de Inírida (confluencia de los ríos Guaviare, Inírida, Atabapo y Orinoco), revisión de los decomisos faunísticos de las corporaciones regionales y análisis bibliográfico, se consolida un listado herpetológico preliminar. Fueron identificadas 62 especies, 31 para la clase Amphibia y 31 para Reptilia. La clase Amphibia está representada por el orden Anura y seis familias, siendo H...

  2. East with the Night: Longitudinal Migration of the Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) between Manú National Park, Peru and the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia

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    Lisa C Davenport; Nole Bazán, Inés; Carlos Erazo, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    We report on the intra-Amazonian migration of a pair of Orinoco Geese (Neochen jubata) from Manú National Park, Peru. The species is Critically Endangered in Peru, so a major aim of the study was to aid conservation planning by learning the wet season location of the country's last known breeding population. We captured a breeding pair on October 27, 2010, and fitted the birds with Microwave Telemetry, Inc. GPS/Argos satellite PTT's. The pair migrated ∼655 km from Manú National Park to the Ll...

  3. Caracteristicas morfologicas y cristalograficas del grafito de Osumita, Venezuela, y su uso como geotermometro

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    Benavides, A.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A morphologic, petrographic and crystallographic study was performed in some representative samples of disseminated graphite of the Cerro Osumita, Cojedes State, Venezuela with the aim of establishing the degree of mineral crystallinity (graphitization and the highest temperature reached by the rock. From the original rock (La Aguadita quartz-feldespatic-graphitic Gneiss, fractions enriched in graphite were obtained by means of leaching with HCI-HF and physical procedures (flotation and accumulation in liquid interfaces. The isolated graphite was analyzed by X-Ray Diffraction, whereas morphology was studied by Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM. The mineralogical association exhibited by the gneiss (quartz- oligoclase- hornblende (green- microcline - chlorite- biotite- epidote allows establishing the metamorphism of the rock in the upper zone of the green schist facies, in the biotite zone. Graphite grains present aspect of flakes, with a concentration oscillating between 7 and 10% in weight. The used enrichment process allowed obtaining fractions with more than 92% in graphi- te. Under Scanning Electronic Microscopy, graphite samples showed morphology dominantly as sheets, very well defined and ordered. The crystallinity index (measured by XRD is around 58 and 60, with a mean graphitization degree of 60, suggesting a high order in the crystalline net. The higher temperature reached by the rock, according to the graphitization degree, is of 472 f 27 "C.Muestras representativas del grafito diseminado del Cerro Osumita, Estado Cojedes, Venezuela, fueron objeto de un estudio morfológico, petrográfico y cristalográfico, con el fin de establecer el grado de cristalinidad del mineral y la temperatura máxima alcanzada por la roca. A partir de la roca original (gneis cuarzo feldespático grafitoso de La Aguadita se obtuvieron las fracciones enriquecidas en grafito mediante una combinación de ataque químico (HCI-HF y físico (flotación y

  4. Venezuela positioning itself to take key market role in wake of Gulf War

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    This paper reports on Venezuela which continues efforts to position itself in world markets to capitalize on fallout from the Persian Gulf war. The central government and state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA have accelerated already ambitious plans to expand activities in upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. Pvdsa has sharply increased its 1991-96 investment program from the level planned at the end of last year. The goal is to put Venezuela on a par with major Persian Gulf oil exporters in terms of productive capacity. Linchpin of those efforts could well be further steps toward privatization of Venezuela's oil sector. For the first time since nationalization in 1976, private foreign and domestic companies are being permitted to participate in Venezuelan exploration and development. In addition, the government is trimming the onerous tax burden the oil sector has carried in Venezuela, as well as its heavy subsidy of domestic petroleum products

  5. Scorpionism due to Tityus neoespartanus (Scorpiones, Buthidae in Margarita Island, northeastern Venezuela Escorpionismo por Tityus neoespartanus (Scorpiones, Buthidae na Ilha de Margarita, Nordeste da Venezuela

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    Leonardo De Sousa

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The first two cases of scorpion envenoming caused by Tityus neoespartanus (Buthidae are described. The accidents took place within human environments (one inside a home and the other inside a school, in the village of La Sierra, Margarita Island, State of Nueva Esparta, northeastern Venezuela. Both cases were moderately severe and developed pancreatic involvement and electrocardiographic abnormalities. This report allows inclusion of Margarita Island among the endemic areas of scorpionism in Venezuela.Descrevem se os dois primeiros casos de escorpionismo por Tityus neoespartanus (Scorpiones, Buthidae. Os acidentes ocorreram no ambiente antrópico (um no domicilio e outro na escola na aldeia de La Sierra, Ilha de Margarita, Estado de Nueva Esparta, nordeste da Venezuela. Os dois acidentes, moderadamente graves, cursaram com acometimento pancreático e alterações eletrocardiografias. Este reporte permite incluir à Ilha de Margarita entre as áreas endêmicas de escorpionismo na Venezuela.

  6. Origine de la sédimentation dans le delta de l'Orénoque et le golfe de Paria (Venezuela) : impact du système dispersif amazonien

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    Pujos, M.; Monente, J; Latouche, C.; Maillet, N.

    1997-01-01

    The suspended matter transported by the Orinoco to the Orinoco delta originates mainly in the Colombian Andes. The four clayey minerals (kaolinite, chlorite, illite and smectite) are always present in the deltaic suspensions, the delta deposits and the gulf of Paria. Illite contents are always dominant except in those regions of the gulf of Paria situated far from the mouths of the Orinoco tributaries characterized by smectites. In the delta, illite contents which are minimal during the dry s...

  7. Impactos Sociales de la apreciación y depreciación del dólar en Venezuela: explicación de impacto positivo y negativo

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    Frías Méndez, Erick Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    La apreciación y depreciación de las divisas han impactado socialmente a las economías mundiales. En Venezuela, tras la crisis de 1994, nace un ascendente interés per cápita por hacerse de la acumulación libre del dólar, reflejado en los muchos valores o precios (oficiales y paralelos) que se han originado dependiendo la zona o instancia cambiaria del país, llegando a los niveles más altos en Latinoamérica. La depreciación del dólar en una economía “Socialista” – o mixta –, intervenida dir...

  8. The impact of steam placement control on SAGD performance : a numerical study from the Orinoco heavy oil belt

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    Perdomo, L. [PDVSA, La Campina, Caracas (Venezuela); Damas, C.P.; Rincon, E.F. [Schlumberger Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2008-07-01

    The distribution and efficiency of a steam chamber can be significantly impaired from heel to toe as a result of the impact of pressure and heat transfer losses along the horizontal section of a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well. In order to modify the pressure distribution along the entire length of the wellbore, inflow/injection control devices (ICDs), such as nozzles or labyrinth channels, can be incorporated in the horizontal well completion as restrictive elements. Properly sized and distributed ICDs can create a more uniform inflow or injection profile along the horizontal section of the well regardless of permeability, formation damage, and wellbore location. This paper presented a numerical study that was performed to design a SAGD pilot for the Bare Field, located in the Orinoco heavy oil belt. The study was based on a sensitivity analysis on the most influential parameters of the process such as interwell and horizontal spacing and steam injection rate. The purpose of the study was also to evaluate the application of ICDs on the SAGD wells to test various degrees of inflow control and to understand the impact that creating an uniform steam distribution profile has on the efficiency of the SAGD process. Each of the SAGD wells were represented using an advanced well model. The paper provided a description of each of the stages performed in the study, as well as the results of the sensitivity analysis. The final optimization of the SAGD process for the Bare field was also presented. It was concluded that there was a considerable horizontal section towards the toe of the wells that was not contributing to any production/injection. In addition, proper simulation provided a significant potential to optimize the control parameters of a SAGD process. 7 refs., 7 tabs., 24 figs.

  9. Fortalezas y debilidades de la actitud democrática en Venezuela

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    Valia PEREIRA ALMAO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En el presente trabajo se evalúan para el año 2000, con base en datos provenientes de encuestas nacionales, las tendencias históricas que se han reportado sobre la actitud democrática de los venezolanos en relación a características sociodemográficas, políticas e ideológicas. Al respecto se concluye que no hay diferenciaciones en la preferencia democrática con base en esas características. También se analiza la consistencia de la actitud democrática, en especial con respecto a las valoraciones de tener un gobierno militar y un líder fuerte. En estos aspectos se obtienen incongruencias que contrastan con el alto nivel de aceptación que tiene la democracia en el país. Tal cosa permite establecer que existen para el año 2000 predisposiciones autoritarias que, de estimularse, podrían reducir en el tiempo el valor que la democracia ha tenido para los venezolanos.ABSTRACT: This paper evaluates the historical tendencies that have been reported about the attitudes of Venezuelans towards democracy. These attitudes are analyzed taken into account socio-demographic, political and ideological characteristics of Venezuelan. The analysis is done using survey data from national polls. The paper reaches the conclusion that in Venezuela there are not significant differences regarding the attitude towards democracy on the basis of socio-demographic, political or ideological variables. The paper also consider the level of coherence in the attitude towards democracy, using as control variables questions related to the support for a military government, and the support for a strong authoritarian leader. The paper found that there is a significant level of incoherence in the support for democracy among Venezuelan. A sizeable sector declares a preference for democracy on one hand, and for an authoritarian leader or a military government on the other. This is interpreted as meaning that by the year 2000, Venezuelan hold authoritarian

  10. Zonation of hydric regimens in Venezuela based on rainfall characteristics

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    Lobo, D.; Verbist, K.; Gabriels, D.; Puche, M.; Bracho, G.; Soto, G.; Santibañez, F.

    2012-04-01

    The climate in Venezuela is a product of a complex combination and interaction of meteorological and geographical factors such as the geographic location either north of Ecuador or in the tropics, and the presence of warm waters north and northeast, a vast tropical moist forest south and a mountain range west. In order to delimit the different climatic zones in Venezuela, a zoning of water regimes were used to classify climate indices primarily on rainfall parameters. A first index used was the length of a dry period, corresponding to the number of months in the year when precipitation is less than half of the reference evapotranspiration. Another index was the Aridity Index (Ia) proposed by UNEP (1997), for which calculations were based on values of average annual rainfall of the stations of the FAO database (1984, 2000). The reference evapotranspiration (ETo) was calculated by the CIRH program version 2.0 (Santibanez, 2005), which allows the calculation of ETo by the FAO (Allen et al.1998) or by the original Penman-Monteith formula, by Thornthwaite (1948), Turc (1961) or by Ivanov (1996). The results show that the distribution of the climatic regimes of Venezuela is determined by rainfall patterns. The central region is dominated by a sub-humid regime surrounded by a humid regime. The southern region is dominated by hyper-humid, hydric and hyper-hydric regimes, as well as the most western and eastern regions. In the northern and central-western regions the semiarid, arid and hyper-arid regimes dominate.

  11. Technical and scientific report of the Alto project

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    The Alto project means the installation of an electron linear accelerator inside the experimental area of the tandem accelerator of the nuclear physics institute of Orsay (IPNO, France). This linear accelerator comes from CERN where it was operating as a pre-injector for LEP. This equipment will allow IPNO'teams to perform fast kinetics studies in a domain different from that of ELYSE accelerator. The time resolution will not be as high as that of ELYSE (picosecond) but will be sufficient (microsecond) to produce free radicals in aqueous and gaseous media. The main expectations of this installation can be classified according 3 axis: 1) basic research (mainly the study of nuclear matter through photo-fission, 2) research and development of accelerators (by providing a test bench for new high frequency systems and superconducting components), and 3) applied research for industry concerning: biochemistry under irradiation, radiation sensibility, DNA breaking, food and drug sterilization and behaviour of electronic components under irradiation. This rapport details the research program that could be achieved with this equipment, describes its contributions in terms of economic development, cooperation with industry, student training, and specifies the needed investment and the operating and maintenance costs. (A.C.)

  12. Production of exotic nuclei by photofission. ALTO Project: First results

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    This PhD thesis has been carried out in the framework of ALTO Project (Accelerateur Lineaire Aupres du Tandem d'Orsay). a project exploiting photofission mode of neutron-rich nuclei for ISOL facilities. Our work deals with adaptation modes of the production environment represented by the target-ion source unit. We undertook an exhaustive radioprotection study in order to design and define the kinds of shielding necessary to face intense flux of photons and neutrons generated in the production target. Monte Carlo simulation with FLUKA code allowed to calculate the simultaneous transport of photons and neutrons with an entire modelling of very complicated geometrical structures. For the target-source unit and the critical points of beam loss, we propose an optimized shielding based mainly on the segmented structure. We have studied the adequacy of a thick carbide uranium target to produce neutron-rich nuclei by photofission. In particular, comparing the results of simulation with the experimental data, we have benchmarked FLUKA code for photofission with a 50 MeV electron beam. Finally, we present our works on the design and development of a FEBIAD-type-ion-source prototype: IRENA ion source, designed for next generation facilities. This work shows how important radioprotection considerations are also involved in the design of the ion source. (author)

  13. THE BURNED BONES IN TOCA DO ALTO DO CAPIM

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    Full Text Available Funerary practices are acts performed by a group and/or a family to the body of one or more individuals after death. Relating the terms funeral and practice is to admit the straight intentions of this research. By the way, it aims to search for archaeological evidence to attest the mortuary behavior in Toca do Alto do Capim, in the National Park of Serra das Confusões (Piauí. This site was dug up during three turns of researchthat happenedin 2008 and 2009. The remnants that were found are summarized in artifacts of chipped and polished stones, human and animal bones withburning marks, fires and a burial of a child. The results of this research were reached through spatial andosteological analysis, whichal lowed identifying a minimum number of five individuals, three chronological moments of occupation, as well as practices of primary burial and cremation.

  14. PANIC: the new panoramic NIR camera for Calar Alto

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    Baumeister, H; Vazquez, M C Cardenas; Fernández, M; Fried, J; Helmling, J; Huber, A; Mengual, J Ibanez; Gomez, J F Rodriguez; Laun, W; Lenzen, R; Mall, U; Naranjo, V; Ramos, J; Rohloff, R; Segura, A Garcia; Storz, C; Ubierna, M; Wagner, K

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    PANIC is a wide-field NIR camera, which is currently under development for the Calar Alto observatory (CAHA) in Spain. It uses a mosaic of four Hawaii-2RG detectors and covers the spectral range from 0.8-2.5 micron(z to K-band). The field-of-view is 30x30 arcmin. This instrument can be used at the 2.2m telescope (0.45arcsec/pixel, 0.5x0.5 degree FOV) and at the 3.5m telescope (0.23arcsec/pixel, 0.25x0.25 degree FOV). The operating temperature is about 77K, achieved by liquid Nitrogen cooling. The cryogenic optics has three flat folding mirrors with diameters up to 282 mm and nine lenses with diameters between 130 mm and 255 mm. A compact filter unit can carry up to 19 filters distributed over four filter wheels. Narrow band (1%) filters can be used. The instrument has a diameter of 1.1 m and it is about 1 m long. The weight limit of 400 kg at the 2.2m telescope requires a light-weight cryostat design. The aluminium vacuum vessel and radiation shield have wall thicknesses of only 6 mm and 3 mm respectively.

  15. Ventaja de jugar en casa en voleibol de alto rendimiento

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se ha pretendido estudiar la ventaja en casa en el Voleibol de alto rendimiento, apoyándonos en las estadísticas de los partidos que más pueden explicar ese fenómeno. Se han analizado 65.949 acciones de juego seleccionadas de la Liga Mundial 2005. El instrumento de observación que se ha elaborado es una combinación de formato de campo con sistemas de categorías. Los datos se han obtenido mediante el "Volleyball Information System" y se han analizado mediante la prueba t de Student, y la prueba ji-cuadrado. Los resultados demuestran que hay ventaja en casa en Voleibol (57,5% de victorias jugando en casa. Las estadísticas del ataque (t= 2.49, p = 0.01, del servicio (t= -2.18, p= 0.03, de la recepción (t= 16.74, p<0.001 y de la distribución (t= 2.03, p= 0.04 muestran rendimientos superiores para los equipos que juegan en casa. No se han encontrado diferencias en el rendimiento del bloqueo (t= -0.25, p= 0.80 y la defensa (t= 0.11, p= 0.92 entre los juegos disputados en casa y los disputados fuera.

  16. The Low Redshift survey at Calar Alto (LoRCA)

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    Comparat, J.; Chuang, C.-H.; Rodríguez-Torres, S.; Pellejero-Ibanez, M.; Prada, F.; Yepes, G.; Courtois, H. M.; Zhao, G.-B.; Wang, Y.; Sanchez, J.; Maraston, C.; Metcalf, R. Benton; Peiro-Perez, J.; Kitaura, F. S.; Pérez, E.; González Delgado, R. M.

    2016-05-01

    The Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) feature in the power spectrum of galaxies provides a standard ruler to measure the accelerated expansion of the Universe. To extract all available information about dark energy, it is necessary to measure a standard ruler in the local, z < 0.2, universe where dark energy dominates most the energy density of the Universe. Though the volume available in the local universe is limited, it is just big enough to measure accurately the long 100 h-1 Mpc wave-mode of the BAO. Using cosmological N-body simulations and approximate methods based on Lagrangian perturbation theory, we construct a suite of a thousand light-cones to evaluate the precision at which one can measure the BAO standard ruler in the local universe. We find that using the most massive galaxies on the full sky (34 000 deg2), i.e. a K2MASS < 14 magnitude-limited sample, one can measure the BAO scale up to a precision of 4 per cent (˜1.2 per cent using reconstruction). We also find that such a survey would help to detect the dynamics of dark energy. Therefore, we propose a 3-year long observational project, named the Low Redshift survey at Calar Alto, to observe spectroscopically about 200 000 galaxies in the northern sky to contribute to the construction of aforementioned galaxy sample. The suite of light-cones is made available to the public.

  17. La dirección escolar en Venezuela

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    Rodríguez, Nacarid; Meza, Mildred

    2006-01-01

    Se presenta una descripción de la dirección escolar en Venezuela desde la perspectiva que ofrecen las leyes, los reglamentos y otros documentos normativos de esta función para los niveles de la escolaridad obligatoria administrados por el Ministerio de Educación y Deportes. Se ubica el ejercicio de la dirección en el contexto de las características generales del sistema educativo venezolano y las innovaciones recientes. Se describen los requisitos para el ingreso a los cargos directivos, las ...

  18. Neutron Activation Analysis of Pre-Columbian Pottery in Venezuela

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    Pre-Hispanic pottery figurines from north-central Venezuela islands and mainland were analysed by neutron activation analysis (INAA and PGAA) at the Budapest Research to establish their provenience. In order to classify the samples of figurines, characteristic molecular and atomic components were determined. Several mass ratios were calculated for significant classification of the object of two origins. Results shed light on the origin of island figurines and suggest specific areas of their production on the mainland, contributing to better understanding of late pre-Hispanic migration patterns in the southeastern Caribbean region

  19. Child labour in Venezuela: children's vulnerability to macroeconomic shocks

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    Blanco, F.; C. A. Valdivia

    2006-01-01

    The study begins by providing a profile of working children in Venezuela for the 2000 reference year. This snapshot of the situation of working children is then used to provide a basis for examining the impact on children’s work produced by the economic crisis which hit the country during the period 2002-2003. The study shows that when households are at risk of seeing their income collapse due to economic shocks, their survival strategies are quickly reformulated in order to preserve their in...

  20. Obligaciones legales de las asociaciones cooperativas bancos comunales en Venezuela.

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    Coromoto Aguilar González, Herleny

    2009-01-01

    En Venezuela se promulga la Ley Especial de Los Consejos Comunales en el año 2006. El Consejo Comunal está constituido por tres órganos: Órgano Ejecutivo, Unidad de Gestión Financiera, y Unidad de Contraloría Social. La Unidad de Gestión Financiera o Banco Comunal adquirirá la figura jurídica de cooperativa, por consiguiente el presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar los deberes formales que debe cumplir el Banco Comunal: 1. Inscribirse en los registros correspondientes; 2. Llevar Libros L...

  1. [Microbiological quality of vanilla ice cream manufactured in Caracas, Venezuela].

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    de Tamsut, L S; García, C E

    1989-03-01

    A total of 122 samples of vanilla ice cream, the base product used for all flavors, prepared by eight different large firms at the Metropolitan Area of Caracas, Venezuela, were analyzed for aerobic mesophilic and psicrophilic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, and Filamentous fungi. Findings revealed that within the sampling, 56.6% complied with the international standards proposed for aerobic mesophilic bacteria, 68% for Staphylococcus aureus, and 23% for Enterobacteriaceae. Three serotypes of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, one of Salmonella, and one of Shigella were found. Ten genera of Filamentous fungi were isolated and identified. PMID:2487021

  2. Uranium exploration in Venezuela: Situation at the end of 1978

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    Uranium exploration started in Venezuela in 1951. The activities began with enthusiasm but interest waned because of the unfavourable economic conditions of the uranium market. In 1975, with the establishment of the National Council for the Development of the Nuclear Industry, emphasis was once again placed on exploration for radioactive minerals. Systematic exploration began 18 months ago, and so far exploratory targets have been found in phosphate rocks in Tachira state and in Palaeozoic granites at El Baul (Cojedes state); very favourable occurrences have been encountered in the Precambrian in Merida and Bolivar states, and in continental Tertiary rocks in Trujillo state. (author)

  3. Morbilidad oculta por parasitismo intestinal en Lagunita, municipio Girardot, Venezuela

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    Yanelis Núñez Gómez; Abdel Abad Hechavarría Espinosa

    2014-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo de corte transversal, con el objetivo de determinar la morbilidad oculta por parasitismo intestinal en Lagunita, municipio Girardot, Venezuela; en el período de enero a octubre de 2009. El universo fue de 286 niños, lo que se corresponde con la población total del grupo de edad de menores de 15 años. De estos se seleccionaron por muestreo aleatorio simple 43 pacientes, a los que se les aplicó un cuestionario y se confeccionó una guía de observa...

  4. Gross alpha radioactivity of drinking water in Venezuela

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    Bottled mineral water is consumed by a large population in Venezuela. The alpha emitters concentration was measured in samples of bottled water and water springs collected near the surface. Approximately 30% of the total mineral water suppliers was monitored. a database on natural and artificial radioactivity in drinking water was produced. Results indicate that 54% of the waters sampled contain a total alpha radioactivity of less than 0.185 Bql-1 and only 12% above 0.37 Bql-1. Our results revealed a total annual dose of 2.3 mSv year-1. (author)

  5. (In) gobernabilidad y partidos políticos en Venezuela

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    Luis Caraballo Vivas; José Antonio Rivas Leone

    2005-01-01

    Nos proponemos esbozar los escenarios de gobernabilidad e ingobernabilidad de la democracia en Venezuela a partir del rol cumplido positiva o negativamente por los partidos políticos. Abordamos la cuestión de la crisis de gobernabilidad como un fenómeno complejo. La ingobernabilidad se presenta como una crisis básicamente como crisis de legitimidad, crisis, de conducción política y crisis del Estado, es decir no se logra conformar un ambiente y escenario definido por la legitim...

  6. Petroleum industry in Latin America: volume II Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela

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    This second of a three volume work presented separately paged reviews of the energy sector of each of the three countries, i.e. Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Although the organization of the three sections varied slightly, in essence they were quite similar, providing in each case, a brief outline of the country's history, and examining in considerable depth the economic outlook, the physical and market characteristics, the legal and regulatory framework, and the prevailing political climate of the country, with a view to their potential effect on the energy sector. Figs., tabs., refs

  7. Venezuela No. 1 oil import source in S. America

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    This paper reports that with the exception of Venezuela, the U.S. is likely to import much oil from South American countries through 2010, the General Accounting Office reports. GAO, a congressional watchdog agency, noted the U.S. imports about 4% of its oil from Colombia, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago and possibly could import from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru in the future. It the the eight countries' crude oil reserves are expected to increase about 30% by 2000, then slide about 2% by 2010. Their oil production is expected to climb about 21% over 1990 by 2000, then level off until 2010

  8. Soil gas radon concentration across faults near Caracas, Venezuela

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    SSNTD were used across tectonic features of different degree of activity and lithology in four localities north of Caracas, Venezuela. The homemade dosimeters with LR115 film were buried 20-30 cm in the ground. This cheap and low- tech method proved very useful to understand the tectonic features involved, measuring higher Radon concentration above traces of active faults while in old and sealed faults the results only show the effect of the surrounding lithology. Radon concentration range is 4.3 - 27.2 kB/m3. (Author)

  9. Legalidad o ilegalidad de la desobediencia civil tributaria en Venezuela

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    Mariadela Bello Atencio; Mercedes Montiel de Henríquez

    2008-01-01

    La presente investigación estudió la legalidad o ilegalidad de la Desobediencia Civil Tributaria en Venezuela en lo que al término hermenéutico se refiere. El artículo 350 de la carta magna consagra el derecho del pueblo a desacatar cualquier régimen, autoridad o legislación cuando contraríe los principios y garantías constitucionales o menoscabe los derechos humanos. El objetivo fundamental es analizar la legalidad o ilegalidad de la misma. Se trata de una investigación jurídica documental d...

  10. Present Status of Historical Seismicity Studies in Colombia and Venezuela

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    Sarabia, A.; Cifuentes, H.; Altez Ortega, R.; Palme, C.; Dimate, C.

    2013-05-01

    After the publication of the SISRA (CERESIS-1985) regional project, a unified catalog of seismic parameters and intensities for South America, researchers in historical seismicity have continued advancing on different scales in the area of this study of seismic hazard. The most important initiatives carried out in this area in Colombia and Venezuela can be grouped as follows: a) Reviews of destructive earthquakes in national and international historic archives, principally by Altez and FUNVISIS in Venezuela and Espinosa, Salcedo, and Sarabia et al in Colombia, leading to the preparation of seismologic catalogues, scientific and dissemination articles, reports, books, among others. b) Organization and systematization of historic information to develop public domain data bases and information, specifically the Historic Seismologic Teleinformation System in Venezuela, carried out between 2004 and 2008 under the coordination of Christl Palme and accessible on-line: http://sismicidad.ciens.ula.ve. As well, the "Historia Sísmica de Colombia 1550-1830" (Seismic History in Colombia 1550-1830) data base, in CD-ROM, by Espinosa Baquero (2003) and the historic seismicity information system of Colombia (Servicio Geológico Colombiano-Universidad Nacional de Colombia), published on the internet in 2012: http://agata.ingeominas.gov.co:9090/SismicidadHistorica/. c) Macroseismic studies for the development of intensity attenuation equations and the quantification and revaluation of basic historic earthquake parameters using isoseismal maps (Rengifo et al., Palme et al., Salcedo et al., among others) and procedures such as Boxer and Bakun & Wentworth (Palme et al., Dimaté, among others), which have produced significant changes in the parameters of some of the large earthquakes. d) Symposiums of researchers to promote interest and development in the discipline, including Jornadas Venezolanas de Sismología Histórica (Venezuelan Congress of Historical Seismology), held

  11. Delimiting Evolutionarily Significant Units of the Fish, Piaractus brachypomus (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae), from the Orinoco and Amazon River Basins with Insight on Routes of Historical Connectivity.

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    Escobar, Maria Doris; Andrade-López, Juana; Farias, Izeni P; Hrbek, Tomas

    2015-01-01

    The freshwater fish Piaractus brachypomus is an economically important for human consumption both in commercial fisheries and aquaculture in all South American countries where it occurs. In recent years the species has decreased in abundance due to heavy fishing pressure. The species occurs in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, but lack of meristic differences between fishes from the 2 basins, and extensive migration associated with reproduction, have resulted in P. brachypomus being considered a single panmictic species. Analysis of 7 nuclear microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA sequences (D-loop and COI), and body shape variables demonstrated that each river basin is populated by a distinct evolutionarily significant unit (ESU); the 2 groups had an average COI divergence of 3.5% and differed in body depth and relative head length. Historical connection between the 2 basins most probably occurred via the Rupununi portal rather than via the Casiquiare canal. The 2 ESUs will require independent fishery management, and translocation of fisheries stocks between basins should be avoided to prevent loss of local adaptations or extinction associated with outbreeding depression. Introductions of fishes from the Orinoco basin into the Putumayo River basin, an Amazon basin drainage, and evidence of hybridization between the 2 ESUs have already been detected. PMID:26245778

  12. Aptitud combinatoria de líneas de maíz de valles altos en suelos con alto y bajo contenido de nitrógeno

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    Esaú del Carmen Moreno Pérez; David Lewis Beck; Tarcicio Cervantes Santana; José Luis Torres Flores

    2002-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar híbridos de maíz (Zea mays L.) de cruza simple de alto rendimiento en suelos de Valles Altos con alto y bajo contenido de nitrógeno. En 1999, en el Batán, México, se evaluaron 19 cruzas Ai x CML349 y x CML246, 33 cruzas Bj x CML244 y x CML352, donde Ai y Bj corresponden a líneas endogámicas derivadas de las poblaciones 902 y 903, respectivamente, del Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT); CML 349, 246, 244 y 352 son líneas pr...

  13. ANÁLISIS BIOGEOGRÁFICO DE LOS PECES CHARACIFORMES DE VENEZUELA Biogeographic Analysis of the Characiformes Fishes of Venezuela

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    ANA BONILLA RIVERO; HÉCTOR LÓPEZ ROJAS

    2013-01-01

    Se realizó un análisis biogeográfico basado en los peces Characiformes de Venezuela con el objetivo de explorar la importancia relativa de los procesos que han contribuido con el establecimiento de los patrones de distribución actuales de la ictiofauna continental venezolana. La información geográfica y filogenética disponible se analizó siguiendo los métodos de Análisis de Parsimonia de Endemismos (PAE) y Análisis de Parsimonia de Brooks (BPA). El PAE señaló fundamentalmente a los Llanos Occ...

  14. Venezuela, 1. Fenomenologìa de una Crisis

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    Enrique Neira Fernández

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor muestra una primera reflexión, la coyuntura histórica presentada en la crisis de los procesos sociales y estructurales en Venezuela. Esta crisis presenta procesos simultáneos derivados del principal, que ha sido el que Venezuela ha pasado de ser un país agrariamente pobre a ser un país con una gran riqueza petrolera, lo cual ha provocado la modernización y urbanización de las ciudades, y por consiguiente la incorporación de ciencia avanzada y tecnología de punta en los diferentes campos de la economía nacional. Las principales manifestaciones de esta crisis están en la inhabilidad de la clase política, la falta de una generación de líderes de relevo y la falta de institucionalización que ha dejado la sociedad sin marcos firmes y claramente definidos para encauzar su desarrollo. Se aúnan a todo lo anterior, los vicios presentes en la ciudadanía venezolana tales como la desidia en cuanto a la responsabilidad social, la cobardía cívica y la dejadez ante la propia suerte y la de la sociedad

  15. The periodicity of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in Venezuela.

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    Grillet, María-Eugenia; El Souki, Mayida; Laguna, Francisco; León, José Rafael

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the periodicity of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum incidence in time-series of malaria data (1990-2010) from three endemic regions in Venezuela. In particular, we determined whether disease epidemics were related to local climate variability and regional climate anomalies such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Malaria periodicity was found to exhibit unique features in each studied region. Significant multi-annual cycles of 2- to about 6-year periods were identified. The inter-annual variability of malaria cases was coherent with that of SSTs (ENSO), mainly at temporal scales within the 3-6 year periods. Additionally, malaria cases were intensified approximately 1 year after an El Niño event, a pattern that highlights the role of climate inter-annual variability in the epidemic patterns. Rainfall mediated the effect of ENSO on malaria locally. Particularly, rains from the last phase of the season had a critical role in the temporal dynamics of Plasmodium. The malaria-climate relationship was complex and transient, varying in strength with the region and species. By identifying temporal cycles of malaria we have made a first step in predicting high-risk years in Venezuela. Our findings emphasize the importance of analyzing high-resolution spatial-temporal data to better understand malaria transmission dynamics. PMID:24149288

  16. CURRENT SPACE PROJECTS OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

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    R. Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir del a ̃o 2008, con el lanzamiento exitoso del primer sat ́lite venezolano de telecomunicaciones, sat ́lite n e e VENESAT-1, la Rep ́blica Bolivariana de Venezuela pasa a formar parte del grupo de pa ́ u ıses que a nivel internacional utilizan activamente la ciencia y la tecnolog ́ espacial como una herramienta para promover el ıa desarrollo nacional. Sobre esa base, a trav ́s de la Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales (ABAE, se e ha impulsado la ejecuci ́n de diversos proyectos espaciales, entre los que destacan la fabricaci ́n y lanzamiento o o del primer sat ́lite venezolano para la observaci ́n de la Tierra, la construcci ́n de un centro especializado para e o o el dise ̃o y fabricaci ́n de sat ́lites de peque ̃o peso, as ́ como actividades de investigaci ́n y desarrollo relativas n o e n ı o a la medici ́n de propiedades f ́ o ısicas de la Tierra. El trabajo presenta una breve descripci ́n de los proyectos o espaciales desarrollados en Venezuela.

  17. Relaciones interorganizacionales en el entorno territorial de Maracaibo-Venezuela

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    Fernando Torres

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación es describir las relaciones interorganizacionales en el entorno territorial de Maracaibo - Venezuela, para lo cual se caracterizaron los elementos interconectores del capital social como soporte de la innovación y el emprendimiento. Desde el capital social se trabajaron con las perspectivas de Putnam et al (1993, Coleman (1988, Bourdieu (2001 y Lin (2001. La población la conformaron 475 empresas de siete sectores económicos. La técnica muestral empleada fue el muestreo no probabilístico de tipo intencional aplicado a 85 empresas. Se recolectaron los datos mediante un cuestionario estructurado a cada agente informante de las empresas, el cual fue validado por expertos y la confiabilidad de acuerdo a Alpha de Cronbach arrojó un 0.96, por lo que el instrumento demuestra alta confiabilidad. Las respuestas del cuestionario tuvieron un tratamiento estadístico descriptivo mediante el programa Statistical Package for the Social Sciencies (SPSS. Se concluye que hay una debil interconectividad de los elementos del capital social, incidiendo en el bajo nivel de innovación y emprendimiento, precarizando las fuerzas sustentadoras del desarrollo territorial de Maracaibo-Venezuela.

  18. Paragonimus mexicanus en hospederos naturales en el Estado Sucre, Venezuela.

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    Marcos Tulio Díaz y

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    Full Text Available Paragonimus mexicanus in natural hosts from two municipalities of the Sucre State, Venezuela.The Paragonimus mexicanus infection was studied in the opposum Didelphis marsupialis and crab Eudaniela garmani from the Sucre and Montes municipalities of Sucre State, Venezuela. In Sucre,prevalence of adult parasites in opposums was 13. 33% with an intensity of 1.50 parasites per individual; in Montes, prevalence was 31.88% with a parasite load of 6.82 parasites per host. Prevalence of metacercariae in crabs was 17. 98% in Montes and 4.07% in Sucre. No significant differences between prevalence, intensity and gender of the crabs was found in any of the two areas, but there was a positive and significant correlation with size. In Sucre, the crab parasite burden was higher, 8.20%, than in Montes,5.31%. It was concluded that the intensity of infection was higher in female crabs and in those of a larger body size. These results indicate the existence of zoonotic contamination in both areas, and the need tocontinue investigating in order to determine relevant elements of this parasitic interrelation.

  19. Obligaciones legales de las asociaciones cooperativas bancos comunales en Venezuela

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    Coromoto Aguilar González, Herleny

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    Full Text Available n Venezuela se promulga la Ley Especial de Los Consejos Comunales en el año 2006. El Consejo Comunal está constituido por tres órganos: Órgano Ejecutivo, Unidad de Gestión Financiera, y Unidad de Contraloría Social. La Unidad de Gestión Financiera o Banco Comunal adquirirá la figura jurídica de cooperativa, por consiguiente el presente trabajo tiene por objeto analizar los deberes formales que debe cumplir el Banco Comunal: 1. Inscribirse en los registros correspondientes; 2. Llevar Libros Legales; 3. Presentar Declaración Informativa de ISLR; 4. Practicar retención de ISLR; 5. Emitir factura de conformidad con lo establecido en la regulación venezolana.Venezuela promulgated the Special Law of the Communal Councils in 2006. The Communal Council is constituted by three agencies: Executive agency, Financial Management Unit, and Social comptroller Unit. The Financial Management Unit or Communal Bank will acquire the legal figure of a cooperative, therefore the present paper intends to analyze the formal duties established in the Venezuelan tax laws, that the Communal Bank must fulfil: 1. To register in the corresponding registration system; 2. Keep the accountancy Books required by tax laws; 3. To file an informative income tax return; 4. To practice income tax withholding; 5. To emit invoice in accordance with Venezuelan tax regulations.

  20. Venezuela: del neoliberalismo al socialismo del siglo XXI

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    Pedro Rodríguez Rojas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda la dinámica de la aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela y sus consecuencias económicas, políticas y sociales hasta llegar a la propuesta de construir el socialismo del siglo XXI. Para ello hacemos una breve retrospectiva de lo que ha sido la sociedad venezolana desde la década de 1970, del auge rentístico hasta llegar a la crisis de la década de 1980 y la inserción del programa neoliberal. La aplicación del modelo neoliberal en Venezuela, como en buen parte de América Latina, no fue un proceso fácil, por el contrario produjo fuertes conflictos y contradicciones. Asimismo, el periodo iniciado en 1999 con la llegada de Hugo Chávez al poder está cargado de dificultades y obstáculos, pero sin lugar a duda ha sido un proyecto contra el neoliberalismo. Por ello el objetivo de este trabajo es revisar el proceso venezolano hacia el socialismo.

  1. [A new species of Tityus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Turimiquire, Venezuela].

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    De Sousa, Leonardo; Manzanilla, Jesús; Parrilla-Alvarez, Pedro

    2006-06-01

    We describe a new species of Buthid scorpion, Tityus quirogae, from the Turimiquire mountains, eastern side of the La Costa range, Monagas and Sucre States, Venezuela. It is morphologically similar to T. nematochirus and T. meridanus. It differs from these species in the distribution of the dorsal femoral trichobothria and in the following combination of characters: (1) I caudal segment with two parallel ventral keels. Caudal segments II to IV with ventral keels that are double in the extremes of the segments and single in the middle, (2) noticeable sexual dimorphism, especially in pedipalp shape; the male chelae are markedly thin and long, (3) number of pectineous teeth (male: 18 in each pecten; female: 18 in the right pecten and 19 in the left one), and (4) number of denticle rows in the movable finger of the right chela (16 in both sexes). T. quirogae is the first species of this genus, in the Northeastern region of Venezuela, with thin and elongated pedipalps. PMID:18494317

  2. Wetlands at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site and Surrounding Areas, Texas

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This is a vector polygon coverage of wetlands at and surronding Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Texas. Roughly 20% of the park can be classified as...

  3. Aves de la ribera colombiana del rio negro (frontera de colombia y venezuela)

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    Dugand, Armando; Phelps, William H.

    2012-01-01

    The authors list 77 species and subspecies of birds collected on the Colombian bank of the Rio Negro, one of the larger northern tributaries of the Amazon. The Rio Negro, known as Guainía ("Huaynía") in the upper part of its course, forms the natural border of Colombia and Venezuela before entering the territory of Brazil. Of the birds listed, 74 were taken by Manuel Castro for the Coleccion ornitológica Phelps (Caracas, Venezuela), at San Felipe (opposite San Carlos, -Venezuela) and Macacuní...

  4. Farm Resilience in Organic and Nonorganic Cocoa Farming Systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia

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    Jacobi, Johanna; Schneider, Monika; Pillco Mariscal, María; Huber, Stephanie; Weidmann, Simon; Bottazzi, Patrick; Rist, Stephan

    2015-01-01

    Cocoa production in Alto Beni, Bolivia, is a major source of income and is severely affected by climate change impacts and other stress factors. Resilient farming systems are, thus, important for local families. This study compares indicators for social–ecological resilience in 30 organic and 22 nonorganic cocoa farms of Alto Beni. Organic farms had a higher tree and crop diversity, higher yields and incomes, more social connectedness, and participated in more courses on cocoa cultivation. Re...

  5. Metallogenic aspects of the feldspars and micas geochemistry in pegmatite from Alto-Ligonha (Mocambique)

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    This paper deals with metallogenic aspects concerning the huge Alto Ligonha pegmatite Province. The geological setting of the pegmatites is briefly reviewed and the metamorphic grade of the country rocks of the pegmatites, ranging from granulitic to greenschist facies, has been considered. The economically most interesting pegmatites are those emplaced within rocks with lighter metamorphism. The available geochronological data allow us to link, the most interesting pegmatites from Alto Ligonha, to the Pan-African granitoid magmatism, about 500 Ma ago. (author)

  6. New Vanadium Compounds in Venezuela Heavy Crude Oil Detected by Positive-ion Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry

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    Zhao, Xu; Shi, Quan; Gray, Murray R.; Xu, Chunming

    2014-06-01

    Metalloporphyrins are ubiquitous in nature, particularly iron porphyrins (hemes) and magnesium dihydroporphyrins or chlorophylls. Oxovanadium (IV) complexes of alkyl porphyrins are widely distributed in petroleum, oil shales and maturing sedimentary bitumen. Here we identify new vanadium compounds in Venezuela Orinoco heavy crude oil detected by Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). These compounds likely have the main structure of porphyrin, with the addition of more aromatic rings, thiophene and amino functional groups, corresponding to molecular series of CnH2n-40N4V1O1 (36 <= n <= 58),CnH2n-42N4V1O1 (37 <= n <= 57),CnH2n-44N4V1O1 (38 <= n <= 59),CnH2n-46N4V1O1 (43 <= n <= 54),CnH2n-48N4V1O1 (45 <= n <= 55),CnH2n-38N4V1S1O1 (36 <= n <= 41),CnH2n-40N4V1S1O1 (35 <= n <= 51),CnH2n-42N4V1S1O1 (36 <= n <= 54),CnH2n-44N4V1S1O1 (41 <= n <= 55),CnH2n-46N4V1S1O1 (39 <= n <= 55),CnH2n-27N5V1O1 (29 <= n <= 40),CnH2n-29N5V1O1 (34 <= n <= 42),CnH2n-33N5V1O1 (31 <= n <= 38),CnH2n-35N5V1O1 (32 <= n <= 41),CnH2n-27N5V1O2 (32 <= n <= 41) and CnH2n-29N5V1O2 (33 <= n <= 42). These findings are significant for the understanding of the existing form of vanadium species in nature, and are helpful for enhancing the amount of information on palaeoenvironments and improving the level of applied basic theory for the processing technologies of heavy oils.

  7. [Food and reproductive biology of Farlowella vittata (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) in Güejar River Basin, Orinoco, Colombia].

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    García-Alzate, Carlos A; Román-Valencia, César; Barrero, Ana M

    2012-12-01

    Neotropical fish live in streams with considerable spatial and temporal variability of their food items. Food availability depends on different factors such as discharge, channel morphology, physicochemical conditions and interactions with other species, as well as their food habits. On the other side, good food availability results in reproductive success. Because the study of those changes contributes to a better understanding of trophic interactions in fish populations, the present work describes and evaluates aspects of diet and reproduction of Farlowella vittata in Pringamosal Creek, Güejar River drainage, Orinoco River basin, Colombia. Five collecting expeditions were done during both high and low rain seasons of 2008 and 2009. Physical and chemical water parameters were measured, and fish were captured from several points along the total length of the 7km stream, to characterize their biometry and stomach contents. Our results showed that Pringamosal creek is a first order stream, about 3.5m wide and with an average depth of 1m in our study area. Dissolved oxygen values were 6.2mg/L during low water and 2.7mg/L during high water phase. The creek is classified as oligotrophic but with a tendency to eutrophication. A total of 130 fish samples were analyzed. Fishes were assigned to seven size range categories between 86.0 and 175.5mm standard length (SL). Stomach contents revealed that the diet of this species consisted mainly of algae (Bacillariophyceae) (84.6% Abundance Relative), but we observed a variation in the diet according to season; during low rainfall it feeds on phytoplankton (86.47% A.R.) and during high rainfall on zooplankton as well as plant material and organic material (0.685% A.R. and 18.83% A.R., respectively). A Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA showed statistically significant differences in food items between sexes. The condition factor (K) indicated that the species was well fed. Size at sexual maturity was 154mm SL for males and 124mm SL for

  8. camarón del Alto Golfo de California

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    Homero R. Cabrera M.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente la pesquería del camarón en el Alto Golfo de California genera preocupaciones referentes a su impacto sobre el medio ambiente, su viabilidad biológica y rentabilidad. Con el propósito de entender el manejo de esta pesquería y su productividad física, hemos examinado el comportamiento productivo de los barcos camaroneros de San Felipe, B.C. durante el periodo 1990-1993. Para ello usamos una función de producción frontera, flexible y no restringida, respecto a la cual estimamos la eficiencia técnica de cada una de las naves observadas. Nuestros resultados indican que la eficiencia promedio de la flota observada es del 80%, un valor de eficiencia cercano al mejor uso de la tecnología productiva y de los factores de la producción. Las naves más viejas resultaron menos eficientes, un resultado esperado; sin embargo, el tamaño de la cooperativa y calidad de su administración afectó positivamente los valores de eficiencia de las naves asociadas enmascarando con ello el efecto antes mencionado y favoreciendo el desarrollo de economías de escala. Los resultados indican también que el conocimiento acumulativo sobre la pesquería del camarón entre los productores es una variable importante, en términos de su efecto sobre la eficiencia productiva de las naves, mientras que la innovación tecnológica ha sido escasa, excepto por los excluidores de tortugas incorporados a su tecnología de captura durante 1996. Concluimos de nuestro análisis que la divulgación del conocimiento sobre la pesquería, como una variable social de cambio desincorporada a la función de producción, y el fortalecimiento de la calidad de los servicios administrativos, son dos aspectos fundamentales a promover para el desarrollo de esta pesquería. También argumentamos que la semejanza tecnológica y operativa entre ambas flotas, la de San Felipe, B.C. y el resto de la flota del camarón que pesca en el Golfo de California permite que nuestro an

  9. Valgevenest Iraanini : Venezuela liider koob USA-vastas ühisrinnet / Krister Paris

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    2006-01-01

    Venezuela president Hugo Chavez külastab mitmeid Ameerika Ühendriikidele probleemseid riike. Kohtumine Valgevene presidendi Aleksandr Lukashenkoga, eelseisvast visiidist Venemaale. Lisa: Chavez tahab julgeolekunõukogusse

  10. Venezuela tõusis presidendi sotsialismikursi vastu üles / Krister Paris

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    2007-01-01

    Venezuelas toimunud rahvahääletusel lükati tagasi president Hugo Chavezi ettepanekud, mis puudutasid põhiseaduse muutmist. President peab seda vaid ajutiseks tagasilöögiks. Lisa: Tudengid ja meedia riigipea vastu

  11. Biological and phylogenetic characterization of a genotype VII Newcastle disease virus from Venezuela: Efficacy of vaccination

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    Here we describe the characterization a virulent genotype VII Newcastle disease virus (NDV) from Venezuela and evaluate the efficacy of heterologous genotype commercial vaccination under field and controlled rearing conditions. Biological pathotyping and molecular analysis were applied. Results sh...

  12. Stability and spatio-temporal structure in fish assemblages of two floodplain lagoons of the lower Orinoco River

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    Nirson González

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    Full Text Available Fish assemblage structure and variability were analyzed in two floodplain lagoons (Las Arhuacas and Los Cardonales along the lower Orinoco over a hydrological cycle. Every three months during continuous three-day sampling, experimental gill nets (5 to 12.5 cm of mesh opening and 1 mm-mesh seine nets were utilized according to the types of habitats presents. A total of 133 fish species were found in Las Arhuacas and 95 species in Cardonales. Fifty five and 17 species were exclusive to Las Arhuacas and Los Cardonales respectively, and 77 were common to both lagoons. In Las Arhuacas, the most speciesrich orders were Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes and Gymnotiformes and in Los Cardonales, the most species-rich orders were Characiformes, Siluriformes, Clupeiformes and Perciformes. The richness, abundance and biomass were significantly higher (p Foram analisadas a estrutura e a variabilidade da comunidade de peixes ao longo de um ciclo hidrológico em dois lagos (Arhuacas e Cardonales da planície de inundação do baixo rio Orinoco. Amostragens trimestrais foram realizadas por meio de coletas contínuas durante três dias, utilizando-se redes de espera experimentais (5 a 12,5 cm de malha e redes de arrasto (1 mm de malha, de acordo com os tipos de habitats presentes. Foi encontrado um total de 133 espécies de peixes em Arhuacas e 95 espécies em Cardonales. Cinquenta e cinco espécies foram exclusivas do lago Arhuacas, 17 do lago Cardonales, e 77 foram comuns a ambos os lagos. Em Arhuacas, as ordens mais ricas em espécies foram Characiformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes e Gymnotiformes; em Cardonales, foram Characiformes, Siluriformes, Clupeiformes e Perciformes. A riqueza, abundância e biomassa foram significativamente mais altas (p < 0.001 em Arhuacas que em Cardonales. A comunidade de peixes teve alta variação durante a fase de cheia e permanceu moderadamente estável durante fase de seca em ambos os lagos, com mais estabilidade ou

  13. The political economy of anti-politics and social polarisation in Venezuela 1998-2004

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    This paper examines the decline of party politics in Latin America during the past two decades and the corresponding rise in what can be termed "anti-politics". It looks at populist leaders who appeal directly to the people and challenge existing political classes and parties. The author considers in particular the case of Venezuela, since the landslide victory of Hugo Chavez Frias in the 1998 presidential elections. The paper concludes that the return of party politics in Venezuela seems rem...

  14. Hugo Chavez and the crisis of political-party representation in Venezuela

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    2012-01-01

    This paper considers the current political situation in Venezuela a direct consequence of the collapse of the party system, with the AD and the COPEI being its traditional actors. The author further analyses the populist regime of Hugo Chavez as a “competitive authoritarianism”, insofar as the crisis of representation is concerned and points out that one of the particular features of the current development in Venezuela is that it does not necessarily constitutes the exercise of election, but...

  15. Scorpionism due to Tityus neoespartanus (Scorpiones, Buthidae) in Margarita Island, northeastern Venezuela.

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    De Sousa, Leonardo; Boadas, Jenny; Kiriakos, Demetrio; Borges, Adolfo; Boadas, Jesús; Marcano, Jenny; Turkali, Iván; De Los Ríos, Miguel

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    The first two cases of scorpion envenoming caused by Tityus neoespartanus (Buthidae) are described. The accidents took place within human environments (one inside a home and the other inside a school), in the village of La Sierra, Margarita Island, State of Nueva Esparta, northeastern Venezuela. Both cases were moderately severe and developed pancreatic involvement and electrocardiographic abnormalities. This report allows inclusion of Margarita Island among the endemic areas of scorpionism in Venezuela. PMID:18200425

  16. Second record of Tityus bahiensis (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Venezuela: epidemiological implications

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    Sousa, L.; Borges, A.; J. Manzanilla; I. Biondi; E. Avellaneda

    2008-01-01

    This work reports the second record of the scorpion Tityus bahiensis Perty from Venezuela. The specimen was found alive in a wardrobe at a hotel resort in Margarita Island, northeastern Venezuela. Morphological characterization allowed its assignment to the Tityus bahiensis population inhabiting the southernmost area of the species' geographic range, e.g. the state of São Paulo in Brazil, northern Argentina and Paraguay. The fact that the only available Venezuelan antiscorpion (anti-Tityus di...

  17. Characterization of antigenetic serotypes from the dengue virus in Venezuela by means of Grid Computing.

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    Isea, Raúl; Montes, Esther; Rubio-Montero, Antonio J; Rosales, José D; Rodríguez-Pascual, Manuel A; Mayo, Rafael

    2010-01-01

    This work determines the molecular epidemiology of dengue virus in Venezuela by means of phylogenetic calculations performed on the EELA-2 Grid infrastructure with the PhyloGrid application, an open source tool that allows users performing phylogeny reconstruction in their research. In this study, a total of 132 E nucleotide gene sequences of dengue virus from Venezuela recorded in GenBank(R) have been processed in order to reproduce and validate the topology described in the literature. PMID:20543442

  18. Rhynchospora Guaramacalensis,una nueva especie de Rhynchospora sección Paniculatae (Cyperaceae) de Venezuela

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    Mark T. STRONG

    2006-01-01

    RESUMEN Se describe e ilustra a Rhynchospora guaramacalensis M.T.Strong, una especie nueva de Rhynchospora sección Paniculatae Boeck. (Cyperaceae) procedente del estado Trujillo, Venezuela. Se presenta una discusión de las diferencias entre este nuevo taxon y R. macrochaeta, especie a la cual está cercanamente relacionado.ABSTRACT The new species Rhynchospora guaramacalensis M.T.Strong is described in Rhynchospora section Paniculatae Boeck. (Cyperaceae) from Trujillo State, Venezuela. An illu...

  19. Venezuela: mudanças políticas na era Chávez Venezuela: political changes in the Chávez era

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    Rafael Duarte Villa

    2005-01-01

    A VENEZUELA da época democrática, que se inicia em 1958, tem na emergência política de Hugo Chávez seu marco divisor do cenário político: pode-se, desta forma, apontar uma Venezuela democrática pré e pós-Chávez. Este ensaio analisa, pois, os fatores da mudança político-institucional venezuelana em quatro momentos: durante o auge e a queda do Pacto de Punto Fijo; o início do fenômeno chavista e suas características; a polarização social e política na Venezuela de Chávez; e, por fim, a Venezuel...

  20. Coal in Colombia and Venezuela: Production, transportation and export logistics

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    Thompson, D. [Coal Export Services International, Inc. (United States)

    1998-12-31

    The coal seams uplifted by the Perija and Sierra Nevada de Santa marta Mountains along the border of Colombia and Venezuela are high quality reserves with low mining ratios that are in close proximity to the coast. Since the late 70`s and early 80`s, various mining developments have increased the production of these reserves to its current level of 37 million tons per year. Most of the production is shipped to European and to North and South American markets. Further exploitation of these reserves will require significant investments in mine development, inland transportation, and port facilities. This paper will summarize the current status of the Colombian and Venezuelan coal industry, as well as the potential and challenges for increased production and exportation.

  1. Sucesos de la Venezuela Rentista, 1989 y 2014

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    Ibelis Coromoto Blanco Rangel

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    Durante el siglo XX, Venezuela fue catalogado uno de los países de Sudamérica más ricos del continente, destacándose por su y estabilidad económica. Sin embargo, el capitalismo rentístico tanto de la época democrática como en el socialismo del siglo XXI sobredimensionó el tamaño del estado, utilizó mecanismos de subsidios que desaceleró el aparato productivo, generó niveles de inflación y déficit fiscal que se reflejaron en malestar y estallido social. Este artículo hace una reflexión sobre l...

  2. Canine visceral leishmaniasis on Margarita Island (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela).

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    Zerpa, O; Ulrich, M; Negrón, E; Rodríguez, N; Centeno, M; Rodríguez, V; Barrios, R M; Belizario, D; Reed, S; Convit, J

    2000-01-01

    The frequency of American visceral leishmaniasis affecting humans on Margarita Island, Venezuela, has increased in recent years, and infected dogs appear to constitute the principal source of infection. ELISA tests with Leishmania donovani promastigotes and rK39 antigen from L. chagasi in serum from 541 dogs were positive in 33.1% and 21.6% of the samples, respectively. A second blood sample taken from 50 animals after 8-10 months revealed an increase from 24% to 40% of ELISA positivity to both antigens, suggesting high susceptibility and transmission in the canine population. Among 42 serologically positive dogs, 33% of which showed clinical signs of disease, 79% were positive in polymerase chain reactions using primers specific for the L. donovani complex. Control measures including epidemiological hypersurveillance, the humane sacrifice of infected dogs, and rapid diagnosis and treatment of human cases have been initiated. PMID:11132371

  3. Hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients in Maracaibo, Venezuela

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    Francisca Monsalve-Castillo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Over a two year period, the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV infection was evaluated in 29 hemodialysis patients, aged between 15 and 75 years (mean ± SD: 45 ± 39.5 years, from the University Hospital Hemodyalisis Unit, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela. Anti-HCV antibodies were determined using a fourth generation ELISA (Innotest HCV Ab IV kit and positive blood samples were tested using a recombinant assay kit (Inno-LIA HCV Ab III, both kits from Innogenetics N.V., Belgium. The findings indicate a lack of HCV seroconversion in the hemodialysis patients over the study period, confirmed by the recombinant assay. Risk factors for HCV infection were 0.3270 (95% confidence interval: 0.01323-8.080 in patients undergoing hemodialysis. The findings suggest a lack of significant sources for HCV infection due to the preventive measures to avoid its transmission in the hemodialysis unit.

  4. Services et développement urbains au Venezuela

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    Péné-Annette, Anne

    2013-01-01

    L’accès aux services urbains de base, et plus précisément à ceux de l’eau et de l’assainissement, constitue un angle d’approche intéressant pour rendre compte des conditions de vie urbaine au Venezuela et des réalités des réformes participatives. Nous partons d’une analyse des points de la loi sur l’eau et l’assainissement LOPSAPS concernant la gestion du service de l’eau en milieu urbain et la prise en compte de mesures en faveur d’une justice sociale. Puis nous nous penchons sur les implica...

  5. Gamma environmental dosimetry and radon concentration in Venezuela

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    The environmental radiation levels have been determined in Venezuela by means of different techniques including the passive dosimeters and the alpha and gamma dosimetry besides the gross alpha/beta counting. The most important conclusion is that the presence of artificial radionuclides (Cesium-137, Beryllium-7 and Cadmium-109) was observed in different environmental samples and in food considered contaminant. The values of gamma levels are between 28 and 40 mGy/day and the mean value of radon concentration in closed environment is 36 Bq/m3 ; the higher values of a factor 10 have been measured in the Andes region. The 20% of analysed drinking water has a concentration of alpha radionuclides emitters less than 0.005 Bq/l and only the 8% is greater than 0.450 Bq/l. (authors). 6 refs., 1 fig

  6. Radon concentrations in hot spring waters in northern Venezuela

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    Concentrations of 222Rn were determined in selected thermal water samples of the northern region of Venezuela. Concentrations in the range of 1-560 Bq/l were found. Soil radon concentrations and air radon concentrations related to the high values of radon concentration in water were investigated in El Castano and at a spa in Las Trincheras. An outstandingly high radon efflux was found in Las Trincheras with an average soil radon concentration of 122 kBq/m3, and an air radon concentration of 54 kBq/m3 in inhalation treatment pipes. Dose calculations revealed that regular consumption of the measured water samples presents an extra dose of radiation that may range up to 4 mSv/y

  7. La République bolivarienne du Venezuela et le droit

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    Mazet, Guy

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    Quel est l’état du droit dans la République bolivarienne du Venezuela à la lumière des évènements récents ? Le socialisme du xxie siècle, cher au Président Chávez, est-il compatible avec l’État de droit ? Durant ces derniers mois, on a en effet assisté à nombre de péripéties, tant au plan international qu’interne, qui nous convient à la réflexion : que signifie le retrait de la Communauté andine des Nations concomitant à l’entrée dans le Mercosur, la signature du Traité de Commerce entre les ...

  8. Plantas vasculares de los manglares del estado sucre, Venezuela

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    Luis Cumana C

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Los manglares en el oriente de Venezuela ocupan aproximadamente 138 000 ha. En el estado Sucre se extienden desde el Parque Nacional Mochima hasta la zona limítrofe con el estado Monagas. Con el objetivo de conocer la composición florística de los manglares del estado Sucre, se revisó el material del Herbario IRBR. Se determinaron 28 especies, seis de las cuales son mangles, tres de mangle rojo (Rhizophora harrisonii, R. mangle y R. racemosa, mangle negro (Avicennia germinans, mangle blanco (Laguncularia racemosa y mangle botoncillo (Conocarpus erectus, las 22 especies restantes corresponden a vegetación relacionada, dos de éstas son pteridófitos características de ambientes pantanosos litorales. Se incluye una clave, descripción de las especies y algunas ilustraciones representativas.

  9. Potential options to reduce GHG emissions in Venezuela

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    Pereira, N.; Bonduki, Y.; Perdomo, M.

    1996-12-31

    The Government of Venezuela ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December, 1994. The Convention requires all parties to develop and publish national inventories of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as well as national plans to reduce or control emissions, taking into account their common but differentiated responsibilities and their specific national and regional development priorities, objectives, and circumstances. Within this context, the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources and the Ministry of Energy and Mines developed the `Venezuelan Case-Study to Address Climate Change`. The study was initiated in October 1993, with the financial and technical assistance of the Government of United States, through the U.S. Country Studies Program (USCSP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  10. Ootaxonomic investigation of five Lutzomyia species (Diptera, Psychodidae from Venezuela

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    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available The eggshell fine structure of five sand fly species from Venezuela belonging to the genus Lutzomyia (L. migonei, L. ovallesi, L. absonodonta, L. gomezi and L. panamensis was examined by scanning electron microscopy. The chorionic sculpturing of L. migonei, L. ovallesi, L. absonodonta and L. gomezi was characterized by series of columns arranged in palisade to form sinuous ridges. In inter-ridge areas, the basal layer was covered with fibrous material. The outer chorion of L. panamensis had a pattern known as "mountain- or volcano-like". The morphology of the posterior pole and aeropyle had a common structure in the five species, with some species-specific characters. The eggshell features of the five species are compared with those of other phlebotomine sand flies.

  11. Legalidad o ilegalidad de la desobediencia civil tributaria en Venezuela

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    Mariadela Bello Atencio

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación estudió la legalidad o ilegalidad de la Desobediencia Civil Tributaria en Venezuela en lo que al término hermenéutico se refiere. El artículo 350 de la carta magna consagra el derecho del pueblo a desacatar cualquier régimen, autoridad o legislación cuando contraríe los principios y garantías constitucionales o menoscabe los derechos humanos. El objetivo fundamental es analizar la legalidad o ilegalidad de la misma. Se trata de una investigación jurídica documental de tipo descriptivo, con un diseño bibliográfico. El método utilizado fue el sociológico auxiliado por la hermenéutica jurídica, concluyéndose que la desobediencia civil tributaria es legal conforme al referido artículo 350.

  12. Market brief : the oil and gas equipment and services market in Venezuela

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    This report presents a market overview of the oil and gas equipment and services market in Venezuela and describes the potential for Canadian suppliers to enter into joint ventures to establish local production facilities and transfer technology expertise. Proven oil reserves in Venezuela are 77.8 billion barrels and proven natural gas reserves are 148 trillion cubic feet. Proven non conventional reserves are estimated at 235 billion barrels. The government of Venezuela is promoting opportunities for foreign exploration and production service companies to diversity the economy and reduce its dependence on imports. Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) is the state-owned oil monopoly that will inject $154 billion into the upstream oil and gas exploration and development over the 2004-2009 period. PDVSA also aims to increase production in existing oil wells and develop new non-conventional extra heavy crude oil and natural gas resources. Opportunities for Canadian companies include drilling equipment, spare parts for drilling production equipment and well completion services. Other opportunities lie in enhanced oil recovery services for marginal oil fields and heavy oil extraction. This report describes the key factors shaping market growth with particular reference to sector reform, and opportunities with actual and planned projects. The competitive environment was also discussed with reference to local capabilities, international competition, Canadian position, and a competitive advantage through Canadian government policies and initiatives. Considerations for market-entry in Venezuela were outlined. The use of a local agent or distributor is recommended for conducting business in Venezuela

  13. Los movimientos estudiantiles en Venezuela, 1958-1990

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo está centrado en los aportes del movimiento estudiantil al proceso político venezolano, en dos momentos clave: la renovación universitaria de 1969, y las protestas estudiantiles de 1987. Hemos identificado las particularidades de los diferentes grupos estudiantiles, y a sus principales dirigentes; sus mecanismos de intervención y de conflicto, su relación con los programas de partidos y movimientos políticos, y su incidencia en la situación política local y nacional. Recurriendo a fuentes biblio-hemerográficas, documentales y orales, el estudio consideró los aportes teórico-metodológicos de investigaciones relacionadas con los movimientos sociales en general y con el movimiento estudiantil en particular. Se concluye estableciendo que los movimientos estudiantiles fueron durante los primeros treinta años de la democracia puntofijista los principales protagonistas del conflicto social en Venezuela.____________________ABSTRACT:The present work describes the contributions of the student movement to the Venezuelan political process, in two focal moments: the university’s renovation of 1969, and the students’ protests of 1987. We have identified the peculiarities of the different students’ groups and their main leaders; their political mechanisms of intervention and conflict, their relation with programs of parties and movements, and their incidence in the local and national political situation. Referring to biblio-hemerographic, documentary and oral sources, the study has considered the theoretical-methodological contributions of researches related both to social movements in general and to student movements in particular. It is established that, during the first thirty years of the puntofijista democracy, student movements were the main protagonists of the social conflict in Venezuela.  

  14. Movimientos urbanos y desempoderamiento en Perú y Venezuela

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    Daniel H. LEVINE

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo plantea un puzzle principal: ¿por qué la movilización ciudadana continuada viene acompañada de un crecimiento del desempoderamiento de estos mismos ciudadanos? ¿Por qué los movimientos fracasan, los líderes se desgastan y los miembros se dispersan, y cuáles son las implicaciones del fracaso organizativo para la representación democrática? Nuestra consideración del asunto encuentra sus raíces en un profundo análisis de los movimientos urbanos, de la movilización, del empoderamiento y del desempoderamiento en la experiencia reciente de Venezuela y Perú. Después de una breve explicación de los movimientos ciudadanos urbanos y de la política en nuestros dos casos, concretaremos unas reflexiones generales sobre la naturaleza de ese proceso, y sobre la peculiar combinación de fortalezas y fragilidades que determinan muchos movimientos contemporáneos. Seguiremos con un examen de los tipos de movimientos y de sus vínculos con los partidos políticos y las protestas. Las características de la vida urbana son muy importantes en este contexto. Concluiremos con el análisis de las recientes oleadas de movilizaciones urbanas en Perú (que provocaron la salida del presidente Alberto Fujimori y en Venezuela (ambas a favor y en contra del presidente Hugo Chávez Frías, y con algunas reflexiones sobre el futuro más probable del empoderamiento y desempoderamiento de los ciudadanos urbanos y sobre las implicaciones de esta perspectiva para la representación democrática.

  15. Surname frequency and the isonymy structure of Venezuela.

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    Rodríguez-Larralde, Alvaro; Morales, Jorge; Barrai, Italo

    2000-05-01

    Isonymy in Venezuela was studied analyzing the surnames of 3.9 million adults 40 years and older, selected from the register of electors updated in 1991. The electors were not differentiated by sex and represented all 22 states of Venezuela and its Federal District. The states of Nueva Esparta, an island, and Mérida, in the Venezuelan Andes, have the highest coefficients of microdifferentiation (R(ST)) and of inbreeding due to random isonymy. The states of Miranda, Aragua, Carabobo, and the Federal District, which includes the capital, Caracas, or are very close to it, had the lowest R(ST) values. The weighted averages of Fisher's alpha, a measure of surname abundance, varied by state from 43 in Nueva Esparta to 226 in Miranda, with a value of 210 for the entire country, much smaller than those observed in Switzerland, Germany, or Italy (2,396, 2,855, and 5,855, respectively). The fact that 32% of the total Venezuelan sample has only 40 surnames easily accounts for this small alpha. The correlation between the Euclidean distance and the log of geographic distance between the capital cities of states in km is high and significant (r = 0.78). The dendrogram built with the Euclidean distance matrix indicates the presence of three main clusters. One is formed by 10 states located in the western-central part of the country. The states of Zulia and Falcón join this cluster at a distance of 0.54 Euclidean units. A second cluster is formed by Barinas and the three Andean states. After combining these two, a third cluster joins them, formed by six Eastern states. Finally, the state of Amazonas enters the dendrogram at a distance of 0.66 units. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 12:352-362, 2000. Copyright 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc. PMID:11534025

  16. Reactor, radioactive isotopes and nuclear energy: their avatars in Venezuela

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    Roche, M.

    1981-03-01

    The decision to bring a fair sized (3MW) research reactor to Venezuela, made in 1954 by a single, ambitious and prestige seeking individual working with a dictatorial government, is a clear case of cargo cult, an implicit desire to import industralized countries' science and technology by purchasing key in hand their expensive machine. The reactor has never ceased to experience difficulties since then, not so much of a physical or mechanical, but rather of a human nature and due to the almost grotesque distance between the machine's potentialities and the quantity and quality of personnel available. Demand and motivation have been scarce, because fossil and hydro energy have been so far plentiful. Military motivation was in theory absent. Perspectives have apparently improved, not that a scientific community has been trained and an infrastructure exists. Radioactive isotopes have been widely used in Venezuela, beginning in 1953, for medical practice and biological research. At present about 2.5 million bolivars worth of radioisotopes are imported annually, mostly from the US and to a lesser extent, from UK. Steps are being taken to train nuclear engineers, since most studies thus far indicate the last few years of the century as the time when nuclear energy will begin to enter the picture, and since a period of at least ten years is needed between the decision to build an atomic power plant and the time it goes into operation. Choice of technique has not been made, but an active, although still small, uranium prospecting program has been initiated. It seems as if, by the end of the century, either nuclear energy will have to supplement other sources, or standard of living of Venezuelans - at least that relative minority who can afford to live well - will drop. 2 figures, 2 tables.

  17. Using GRACE total water storage data to constrain the dynamics of surface flow in the Community Land Model in the Amazon and Orinoco basins

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    de Linage, C.; Lo, M.; Famiglietti, J. S.

    2009-12-01

    The surface water component is a major contributor to total water storage in the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. Global models that do not account for surface water routing often show poor agreement with the GRACE total water storage observations. In this study, we aim at constraining the spatial variations in surface flow simulated by the routing scheme of the CLM3.5. Two tests are performed corresponding to different choices for the surface-flow velocity value: a homogeneous-velocity model and a two-velocity model (with an upstream velocity that is larger than the downstream velocity in each river channel). The comparison with the GRACE observations is based on selected modes of a Principal Component Analysis of both data sets in order to take into account the spatio-temporal modes of the total water storage.

  18. Feasibility study for the installation of a nuclear reactor in thermal stimulation processes in heavy oil extraction from Orinoco oil belt

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    Due to strategic need in the exploitation of heavy and extraheavy oil wells of Orinoco oil belt, technical and economical studies have been carried out to determine an optimal method for oil production and exploitation. So far, studies indicate thermal stimulation is the most adequate technique. Experience shows that stimulation cost is high when traditional methods (boilers) are used. The profit is due to the high price of oil in international market. Due to actual oil price trends, evaluation of nontraditional methods to generate steam in thermal stimulation processes (steam injection) is in order. A nuclear reactor as steam generator was evaluated. It was found economical feasibility and saving in fuel cost between 31.08% and 72.63% depending on oil prices

  19. Added value of nuclear magnetic resonance logging as delineation tool in EHO context : an example from Orinoco Heavy oil belt

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    Cochet, F.; Mus, E. [PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of). Petrocedeno; Marcos, J. [Baker Hughes, Houston, TX (United States)

    2009-07-01

    In preparation for the upcoming implementation of a thermal oil recovery project, an intensive delineation campaign was recently conducted in a specific area of the Junin block main field of Petrocedeno, operated by Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) Petrocedeno joint venture. A complete acquisition program was defined in terms of conventional logging (GR, resistivity, neutron/density, sonic, formation pressure), coring, and unconventional logging with imagery logs and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) with the objective of delineating the field. The purpose of this paper was to show the significant added value and step forward the NMR acquisition brought in fluid and reservoir characterization. The paper described the input of standard NMR logging, including fluid characterization; petrophysical support; tool limitation; NMR gamma inversion reprocessing; methodology; and application to EOR project area. Applications for field development were also presented including application for cold and hot production development. It was concluded that the NMR is a suitable tool for fluid characterization and for improving future development of the Petrocedeno extra heavy oil field. It has the capability of identifying fluids that are poorly characterized, or not characterized, by conventional logs. 10 refs., 18 figs.

  20. Violence in Venezuela: oil rent and political crisis Violência na Venezuela: renda petroleira e crise política

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    Roberto Briceño-León

    2006-01-01

    This article analyzes the changes in violence in Venezuela during the last forty years. It links the ups and downs of the oil revenues and the political crisis of the country to the changes in the homicide rates, which increased from 7 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 1970 to 12 in 1990, 19 in 1998 and 50 in 2003. The article characterizes Venezuela as a rentist society and shows its trajectory from rural violence to the beginning of urban violence, the guerilla movements of the 60s, the delin...