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  1. Los grupos de socialización como factor protector contra la depresión en personas ancianas: Baranquilla, Colombia

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    Tuesca-Molina Rafael

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La depresión en personas ancianas es un problema de salud pública dada su prevalencia y comorbilidad. Los objetivos de este trabajo son determinar el papel de los grupos de socialización como factor protector para depresión; determinar otros factores socioculturales asociados; estimar la prevalencia y determinar la concordancia de las pruebas de cribado para depresión - criterios de la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría y el test de Hamilton. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Participaron 602 personas ancianas de entre 60 y 94 años (223 varones y 379 mujeres, muestra representativa para la población residente del sur-occidente de Barranquilla, Colombia. Previo consentimiento, se aplicó una encuesta de administración directa. Se estudiaron las variables demográficas, socioeconómicas, limitación física, enfermedades degenerativas, disfunción familiar y dos tests de depresión para determinar la concordancia. Se realizó análisis bivariado entre la depresión y la pertinencia a grupos de socialización al igual que la depresión y otras variables. Se determinó análisis de cribado e índice de Kappa para la concordancia de pruebas. Resultados: La participación en grupos de socialización fue un factor protector de presentar depresión. (OR: 0,5, IC 95%: 0,34-0,73. La prevalencia de depresión fue de 29,9% (IC95%: 21,4%-39,4%, siendo en los varones 32,7%. La concordancia con el test de Kappa fue 0,63. (moderada a buena La sensibilidad fue del 56,1%, (48,5% a 63,4%; la especificidad de 99,3%, (IC95%: 97,8%-99,8% y el valor predictivo positivo del 97,1% ( IC95%: 97,2%-99,3%. Conclusiones: Esta investigación determina factores de riesgo para padecer depresión en ancianos potencialmente modificables. La participación en grupos de socialización es un factor protector. La disfunción familiar de tipo moderado y severo, las limitaciones sensoriales como ceguera y sordera, la soledad, ausencia de vivienda y bajos

  2. Efecto de un programa educativo para cuidadores de personas ancianas: una perspectiva cultural

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    2012-01-01

    Objetivo Determinar el efecto de la aplicación de un programa educativo con perspectiva cultural para cuidadores de personas ancianas en situación de discapacidad y pobreza en un sector de Bogotá - Colombia, sobre las variables: auto percepción de salud, funcionalidad familiar, carga del cuidador y depresión. Métodos Estudio cuasiexperimental con pre-prueba y pos-prueba. Participaron 56 cuidadores familiares, 37 en el grupo experimental (ge) y 19 en el grupo control (gc).El programa educativo...

  3. Colombia

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    2013-01-01

    Disasters resulting from natural hazards represent an important challenge for Colombia’s fiscal sustainability and stability. Colombia is one of the countries with the highest recurrence rate of disasters caused by natural hazards in Latin America. As the country’s population and economy continue to grow, so will the economic losses resulting from such events, an average of 600 disaster ev...

  4. Terapia floral y acupuntura en una anciana con alopecia areata

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    Mercedes Gay Muguercia; Felipa Nerys López Veranes

    2014-01-01

    Se presenta el caso clínico de una anciana de 64 años de edad, quien presentaba alopecia areata desde hacía más de 25 años, para lo cual había recibido tratamiento convencional (hormonas) en varias ocasiones, pero sin resultados, de manera que en esta ocasión se le indicó terapia floral (sublingual y tópica) y acupuntura (martillo de 7 puntas); resultados que fueron evaluados a los 3 meses, a los 6 y al año. Finalmente, la combinación de estos procederes resultó efectiva

  5. Terapia floral y acupuntura en una anciana con alopecia areata

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    Mercedes Gay Muguercia

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso clínico de una anciana de 64 años de edad, quien presentaba alopecia areata desde hacía más de 25 años, para lo cual había recibido tratamiento convencional (hormonas en varias ocasiones, pero sin resultados, de manera que en esta ocasión se le indicó terapia floral (sublingual y tópica y acupuntura (martillo de 7 puntas; resultados que fueron evaluados a los 3 meses, a los 6 y al año. Finalmente, la combinación de estos procederes resultó efectiva

  6. Significado de la experiencia de cuidar durante la vejez a otra persona anciana dependiente

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    Alcañiz Garrán, María del Mar

    2015-01-01

    Uno de los mayores logros en la historia de la Humanidad es el fenómeno del envejecimiento de la vejez, es decir, el aumento de las personas de 80 y más años. Desde luego, no es la edad cronológica lo que determina el comportamiento y las vivencias de las personas ancianas, sino la diversidad de factores biológicos, psicológicos y sociales que hacen a las personas más vulnerables. Cuando la persona anciana es dependiente y demanda ayuda, la familia se concibe como el recurso básico del cuidad...

  7. Alfabetización mediática e integración social de la población reclusa anciana

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    Xosé Antonio Neira Cruz

    2016-01-01

    Las cárceles reflejan paulatinamente el proceso de envejecimiento demográfico que vive la sociedad. Sin una consideración específica en el sistema penitenciario vigente, la población reclusa anciana vive un doble ostracismo en el cual, el aislamiento de los medios de comunicación contrasta con un mundo repleto de pantallas, reforzando las dificultades de una futura reinserción social. El proyecto campUSCulturae, coordinado desde la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de ...

  8. ¿Hay diferencias en la manera en que observan hombres y mujeres a los adultos mayores, ancianas y ancianos?

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    Anahí Urquiza Gómez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo trata sobre las diferencias y similitudes de percepción que hombres y mujeres jóvenes, tienen sobre la vejez y el envejecimiento, partiendo de la evaluación de los conceptos: adulto mayor, anciana y anciano. El análisis se apoya en corrientes del pensamiento gerontológico, destacando que muchas de las minusvalías de las personas mayores provienen de su exclusión social y de un contexto cultural desfavorable, más que del estado de sus organismos o condición mental. Cómo el género podría tener relación con la configuración de estas exclusiones, es el objeto de la investigación realizada entre jóvenes chilenos a partir de la aplicación de una prueba de diferencial semántico a 682 estudiantes universitarios de ambos sexos. Los resultados dan cuenta de una generalizada y consistente imagen negativa proyectada, por hombres y mujeres, sobre los tres conceptos. Si bien se aprecian algunas diferencias de género en las percepciones sobre la vejez éstas, no alcanzan a ser significativas, por lo que se concluye que las imágenes sociales sobre el envejecimiento trascienden las diferencias de género, dando cuenta de la fuerza y peso que tienen en la construcción de imágenes que pudieran estar afectando las expectativas de las actuales y futuras personas mayores.

  9. Santandes (Colombia

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    J.D. Mercado Gómez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió e ilustró la morfología polínica de 5 géneros y 29 especies de Melastomataceae registradas para Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia, los taxa incluidos en el presente trabajo fueron: Chaetolepis, Leandra, Miconia, Monocheatum y Tibouchina. Las observaciones de los granos de polen se realizaron con microscopio de luz. La morfología polínica presenta una gran variabilidad entre los géneros ya que estos son radialmente simétricos, usualmente heterocolpados, heterosincolpados y estefanocolporados; presentan una exina psilada, escabrada hasta rugulada. Esta diversidad de formas, le confieren a la familia un carácter eurinopalinológico, que coincide con su presencia en gran número de hábitats y biomas.

  10. (Colombia 2010

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    Sandra Constanza Cañón

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio pretende indagar sobre las prácticas y comportamientos sexuales en una población universitaria, ya que comportamientos positivos pueden desarrollar mejores habilidades para la prevención de conductas de alto riesgo, mayor satisfacción sexual y, por ende, vivir más plenamente. La presente investigación es de tipo transversal y en ella participaron estudiantes de todas las facultades de la Universidad de Manizales (Caldas, Colombia, que estaban cursando entre primero y noveno semestre. La muestra de esta investigación la constituyeron 267 personas sobre una población de 3600 estudiantes regulares; se obtuvo mediante un muestreo probabilístico estratificado por género y facultad. La edad media fue de 21.69 años; la mayor proporción fue de mujeres en un 58.8%; 1.5% eran homosexuales y un 5%, bisexuales, el método de anticoncepción más usado fueron los métodos de barrera en un 41.3%; el 15.2% habían tenido alguna infección de transmisión sexual. En lo que se refiere a las prácticas sexuales el 22.8% realizan todas las prácticas (masturbación, sexo oral, sexo anal, sexo vaginal; en cuanto al promedio de edad de inicio de relaciones sexuales fue de 16.09 años; están de acuerdo con la despenalización total del aborto en un 53.1%; el 73.2% adoptan una posición de aceptación y tolerancia hacia la homosexualidad. El estudio permitió ver la influencia de varias variables como género, familia, religión y formación educativa sobre el comportamiento y la práctica sexual responsable.

  11. Counterterrorism policy in Colombia

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    Self, Kevin A.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to suggest a coherent, credible, and long-term counterterrorism policy in Colombia. The events of September 11, 2001 heightened U.S. awareness of Colombian terrorist organizations, the most powerful being the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The U.S. counterterror approach in Colombia appears fragmented, with only minor changes to its previous drug control policies. In contrast, the Colombian government has developed and implemented a policy to ...

  12. Dental education in Colombia

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    JORGE A. JARAMILLO; Pulido, Jairo H. Ternera; Núñez, Jaime A. Castro; Bird, William F.; Komabayashi, Takashi

    2010-01-01

    This article describes Colombia's development of formal dentistry, its dental school system, curriculum, and dental licensure, and current issues in oral health care. In 1969, there were only 4 dental schools in Colombia; at this writing there are 21. Five dental schools are public and the other 16 are private. Nearly all classes are conducted in Spanish. Undergraduate pre-dental coursework is not a prerequisite for dental school in Colombia. To obtain licensure, Colombian dental students mus...

  13. Calentamiento global en Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2011-01-01

    En atención a los conocidos eventos invernales que asolan la Patria, me he permitido adaptar este material sobre los efectos del Calentamiento global para el caso de Colombia, a partir de una conferencia que titulara Cambio climático y turismo en Colombia (2008), como una colaboración de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales para conmemorar el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, invitando a reflexionar sobre la importancia de la adaptación ambiental.

  14. Terrorism in Colombia.

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    Paredes Zapata, Gabriel Darío

    2003-01-01

    Colombia is a poor country that has been plagued by ongoing violence for more than 120 years. During the 1940s, subversive terrorist groups emerged in rural areas of the country when criminal groups came under the influence of Communism, and were later transformed into contemporary groups, such as the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) or National Liberation Army and Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionares de Colombia (FARC) or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Paramilitary terrorist groups emerged in response to subversive groups and were later transformed into contemporary groups, such as the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) or United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia. Terrorism has placed an enormous burden on modern Colombia. From 1995 to 2002, 9,435 people were killed by terrorism-related events, of which 5,864 were killed by subversive terrorist activities and 3,571 were killed by paramilitary terrorist activities. In 2002, at least nineteen attacks produced 10 or more casualties, of which 18 were bombings. In 2002, terrorists killed at least 12 mayors, 71 legislators, and internally displaced 300,000 persons from their homes. Since terrorist groups in Colombia are typically supported by drug manufacturing and trafficking, it has been difficult at times to distinguish violence due to terrorism from violence due to illicit drug trafficking. Terrorism has also had a major adverse effect on the economy, with restricted travel, loss of economic resources, and lack of economic investment. In addition to political, military, and commercial targets, terrorists have specifically targeted healthcare infrastructure and personnel. At the national and local levels, much emergency planning and preparedness has taken place for terrorism-related events. The Centro Regulador de Urgencias (CRU) or Emergency Regulation Center in Bogota plays a major role in coordinating local prehospital and hospital emergency response in the capital city and the national level where

  15. Revisio violacearum colombiae

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    2012-01-01

    Con el propósito de presentar un estudio crítico al Tercer Congreso Botánico Suramericano que debía celebrarse en Bogotá en el año de 1953, iniciamos en 1950 una revisión de la familia VIOLACEAE en Colombia. Aunque oportunamente se anunció que este Congreso no se realizaría, continuamos en nuestro empeño considerando que ésta sería una contribución útil al estudio de la Flora de Colombia.

  16. Colombia : Accounting and Auditing

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    World Bank

    2003-01-01

    This report is based on the findings of a review of accounting and auditing standards and practices in Colombia. The review exercise focused mainly on the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional framework that supports a corporate financial reporting system in the country. The current legal and regulatory requirements on accounting have led to issuance of conflicting accounting stand...

  17. English Teaching Profile: Colombia.

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    This profile of the English language teaching situation in Colombia discusses the role of English in the educational system and in Colombian society. The status of English as the country's first foreign language is examined. It is noted that because Spanish is sufficient for most needs and because there is a relatively small number of Colombians…

  18. Recruiting Teachers in Colombia

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    Blair, Robert

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about a system of special schools in Colombia which introduces students to teaching careers as early as the 8th grade. The Colombian system is based on a simple idea: Every student is a potential teacher. Principals talk about molding "ciudadano-pedagogos"--citizen-educators who view teaching as a way of…

  19. Niveles de protección contra la hemaglutinina del virus de influenza A/Johannesburg/82/96(H1N1 en un hogar de ancianas

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    Suset Oropesa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La vacunación anual contra la influenza es una acción estratégica fundamental para reducir la morbilidad, la mortalidad y las complicaciones ocasionadas por esta enfermedad. Su aplicación se recomienda en los grupos de riesgo, sobre todo en los ancianos con peligro de desarrollar una influenza severa o complicada. Atendiendo a esta condición se evaluó, después de aplicar una dosis única (0,5 mL por vía intramuscular de la vacuna Agrippal S1/Chiron, recomendada por la OMS para la temporada 1997-1998, la respuesta inmune humoral antihemaglutinina en 38 mujeres con una edad ³ a 65 años, todas pertenecientes a un hogar de ancianas (institución estatal de La Habana, Cuba. Para ello se utilizó la técnica de inhibición de la hemaglutinación en muestras de suero, obtenidas a partir de la sangre extraída en tres etapas: prevacunación (inmediatamente antes de su aplicación, posvacunación (30 días después y un año después de la inmunización durante la temporada de influenza 1997-1998. Al aplicar el test de Student en los resultados obtenidos se observó que al comparar los niveles de anticuerpos protectores detectados en la etapa posvacunal (78,94% y al año de la inmunización (42,11%, con los identificados en la etapa prevacunal, existían diferencias estadísticamente significativas (p=0,0094 y p=0,0018, respectivamente. La comparación de los porcentajes de positividad detectados en las tres etapas investigadas (28,94%; 97,36% y 86,84% fue también significativo mediante el test de Chi cuadrado (p<0,00001. La respuesta a la inmunización antigripal obtenida en este grupo de riesgo apoya la política de revacunación en los ancianos, individuos donde se observan las mayores tasas de mortalidad por influenza y neumonía.

  20. Alfabetización mediática e integración social de la población reclusa anciana

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    Xosé Antonio Neira Cruz

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Las cárceles reflejan paulatinamente el proceso de envejecimiento demográfico que vive la sociedad. Sin una consideración específica en el sistema penitenciario vigente, la población reclusa anciana vive un doble ostracismo en el cual, el aislamiento de los medios de comunicación contrasta con un mundo repleto de pantallas, reforzando las dificultades de una futura reinserción social. El proyecto campUSCulturae, coordinado desde la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, ha puesto en marcha iniciativas de alfabetización mediática en el Centro Penitenciario de Teixeiro (A Coruña, siguiendo las técnicas de la observación participante y el aprendizaje servicio. Dichas iniciativas se han plasmado en la elaboración de un Archivo de Voces del Mundo, que refleja y pone en valor el caudal de diversidad cultural que convive entre los muros de la cárcel, así como la elaboración de un programa de radio y la inculturación en el empleo de nuevos medios a través del desarrollo de una iniciativa de autopoéticas personales plasmadas a través de narrativas digitales. Los primeros resultados de este trabajo evidencian el poder de los medios de comunicación en la recuperación de dinámicas de dignificación y autorrepresentación; estimulan la participación activa, el desarrollo de la conciencia crítica y la recuperación de la memoria personal como una forma simbólica de reinserción de las personas privadas de libertad en la “sociedad mediática y multipantalla” (Pérez Tornero, 2008: 15 de la que también forman parte y de la que , por exigencias penitenciarias, viven ajenos.

  1. Loodushariduse mammutkongress Colombias / Aarne Tõldsepp

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    Tõldsepp, Aarne

    2009-01-01

    Sel suvel toimunud rahvusvahelisest matemaatika- ja loodushariduse kongressist Colombia ajaloolises sadamalinnas Cartagenas, mille peakorraldajaks oli 19 aastat tagasi Valgevenest Colombiasse emigreerunud professor Juri Orlik

  2. Efectos del ejercicio físico sobre la memoria episódica en ancianas chilenas sanas (Effects of Physical Exercise on the Episodic Memory in Healthy Elderly Chileans

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    Norman López

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar el efecto de un programa de actividad física regular sobre la memoria episódica verbal y visuoespacial en ancianas chilenas mentalmente sanas. Participaron 74 ancianas sin deterioro cognitivo, divididas en un grupo de intervención, integrado por 34 de ellas, que realizaron actividad física por seis meses; y un grupo control integrado por 40 sedentarias. Se utilizó el Test de Aprendizaje Auditivo Verbal de Rey (TAAVR y el Test de la Figura Compleja de Rey (TFCR para la evaluación de la memoria episódica. Asimismo, se realizaron análisis inter e intragrupales con t student y d de Cohen para medir el tamaño de efecto de las pruebas t. Los resultados evidenciaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el postest entre el grupo de intervención (GI y grupo control (GC, observándose mejor rendimiento en las pruebas de memoria episódica verbal y visual del GI con un tamaño de efecto alto. Se concluye que la actividad física regular aumenta la capacidad de procesamiento, retención y evocación de la información verbal y visual episódica en mujeres ancianas sanas. Abstract: Our objective was to analyze the effect of a regular physical activity program on the verbal and visuospatial episodic memory on mentally healthy elderly Chileans. Participated 74 elderly women without cognitive impairment – divided into an intervention group = 34 elderly women, who carried out physical activity for six months; and a control group = 40 sedentary women. We used the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT, and the Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT for the evaluation of the episodic memory. Analysis were performed inter- and intra-group with t student and d of Cohen to measure the effect size of t-tests. The results showed statistically significant differences in the post-test between the Intervention Group (IG and Control Group (CG; noticing better yields in the verbal and visual episodic

  3. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN COLOMBIA

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    LUIS FLÓREZ-ALARCÓN

    2006-01-01

    An historical analysis about the evolution of health psychology in Colombia is made, taking as starting point someinvestigations carried out in the field of the behavioral medicine in the decade of the 70’s, and concluding with thedescription of 25 investigation groups that right now exist in many universities of the country, which carry out researchactivities in psychology and health. It is underlined that the development of this investigation field and practice inpsychology have been bound ...

  4. Colombia : Public Expenditure Review

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    World Bank

    2005-01-01

    The thrust of the argument in this report is that, from the fiscal policy perspective, Colombia's long term economic performance will best benefit from: lower public sector debt levels; a lower size of public expenditure; a simpler and (almost) neutral tax structure; a closer linkage between revenue and expenditure responsibilities at different government levels; stronger demand incentives and private sector participation in connection with social expenditures and the related public services...

  5. Notas sobre aves de colombia

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    Borrero H., José Ignacio; Olivares, Antonio; Hernández Camacho, Jorge

    2012-01-01

    We present some notes concerning principally with the distribution and systematic position of some species or subspecies of birds from the valley of the Magdalena river in the Departments of Santander, Cundinamarca and Tolima in Colombia.  The field-work in Santander was carried under the auspices of the Instituto Carlos Finlay of Bogotá, Colombia.

  6. Energetic Planning in Colombia

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    In the country one of the most dynamic sectors in the last years, it has been the mining - energy sector that has had rates of increase superiors to 5%. The most critical situation corresponds to the sector of hydrocarbons, where the exploration in Colombia has arrived at its lower historical levels as they are those of 22 and 30 perforated wells, and 2148 and 2300 acquired kilometers of seismic 2d, in the years of 1996 and 1997, that which doesn't agree with the National Energy Plan NEP that inclined to perforate 100 exploratory wells per year, for the period 1997 - 2010, with the purpose of maintaining the production of 1.0 mbd starting from the year 2000 and this way to avoid that Colombia loses its self-sufficiency and be importer in the 2004 again. The oil politics in charge of the Ecopetrol, will have to be revised with different approaches if one wants a reactivation, because from 1989, year in that included the escalation clause, not alone it has not been possible to increase the exploration, but rather it has fallen at the mentioned levels. In the electric sector; the Regulation of Energy and Gas Commission - REGC, has been a supremely difficult to put priorities, because measures and immediate and urgent changes are needed. To medium term, Colombia should solve its institutional, normative problems and of infrastructure, to be able to have a true integral planning, that takes us to receive the next millennium with true energy self-sufficiency and a consolidation of the country in the export of coal and petroleum, if they take the necessary measures and avoid the lost of the self-sufficiency in hydrocarbons

  7. Colombia Firm Energy Market

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    Peter Cramton; Steven Stoft

    2007-01-01

    A firm energy market for Colombia is presented. Firm energy—the ability to provide energy in a dry period—is the product needed for reliability in Colombia’s hydro-dominated electricity market. The firm energy market coordinates investment in new resources to assure that sufficient firm energy is available in dry periods. Load procures in an annual auction enough firm energy to cover its needs. The firm energy product includes both a financial call option and the physical capability to supply...

  8. Serpientes de colombia

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    M. Rodrigo Ángel

    2013-01-01

    En este libro es una guía práctica sobre las serpientes de Colombia en cuanto a su clasificación y tratamiento del envenenamiento causado por sus mordeduras. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: 1. Características generales, 2. Serpiente Colombianas, 3. Aparato venenoso, 4. Clasificación fisiopatología de los efectos del veneno, 5. Mordedura por serpientes venenosas en Antioquía, listas de nombres populares y científicos, la bibliografía. Esta es una introducción a esta práctica guí...

  9. Aging in Colombia

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    Santos Pérez, María Lourdes; Valencia Olivero, Nelcy Yoly

    2016-01-01

    A partir de datos procedentes de fuentes estadísticas y de informes oficiales, se propone una aproximación crítica a la vejez en Colombia, específicamente desde el punto de vista de las políticas públicas que se están llevando a cabo o que se hallan en proyecto. Nuestra hipótesis principal es que dichas medidas renuncian a un tratamiento integral de la vejez en términos de necesidades y derechos apostando por un sistema de carácter asistencialista, lo que contribuye a afianzar un imaginario d...

  10. Hydroelectric power in Colombia

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    Ospina, C.S.

    1987-07-01

    At present 77 per cent of Colombia's power generation is produced from hydro stations, and the priority for the future will be developing more of the country's abundant hydro resources. Reviews the development of the Colombian hydro industry, discussing, for example, the impact of the country's interconnection system on the planning and construction of large schemes during the 1970s. A description is included of Guavio, the country's largest hydro scheme under construction at present, which will have a capacity of 1600 MW.

  11. Una Colombia imaginada

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    Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo, José Félix Fuenmayor y Manuel Francisco Sliger Vergara escribieron, respectivamente, Barranquilla 2132, Una triste aventura de 14 sabios y Viajes interplanetarios en Zepelines que tendrán lugar el año 2009. Se trata de tres novelas de ciencia ficción que fueron publicadas en Colombia en la década de 1930. En estas obras se perfila una Colombia imaginada, muchas veces deseada y, por suerte o desgracia, nunca alcanzada. El objetivo de este texto es presentar las propuestas de reforma política anunciadas por estos tres autores en sus obras de ciencia ficción, centrando la atención en la obra de José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo por ser la más compleja y elaborada de las tres, así como por estar directamente ligada al pensamiento político de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.

  12. Una Colombia imaginada

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    Miguel A. Ramiro Avilés

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo, José Félix Fuenmayor y Manuel Francisco Sliger Vergara escribieron, respectivamente, Barranquilla 2132, Una triste aventura de 14 sabios y Viajes interplanetarios en Zepelines que tendrán lugar el año 2009. Se trata de tres novelas de ciencia ficción que fueron publicadas en Colombia en la década de 1930. En estas obras se perfila una Colombia imaginada, muchas veces deseada y, por suerte o desgracia, nunca alcanzada. El objetivo de este texto es presentar las propuestas de reforma política anunciadas por estos tres autores en sus obras de ciencia ficción, centrando la atención en la obra de José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo por ser la más compleja y elaborada de las tres, así como por estar directamente ligada al pensamiento político de Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.

  13. Gravity Data For Colombia 1997

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The gravity station data (9,050 records), were observed and processed by the Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi(IGAC), in Colombia from 1958 to 1996. This data...

  14. Colombia contemporánea

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    Sánchez Gómez, Gonzalo; Gómez Albarello, Juan Gabriel; Zuluaga Nieto, Jaime; Fazio Vengoa, Hugo; Ramírez Vargas, Socorro; Tokatlian, Juan Gabriel; Tirado Mejía, Álvaro; Vasco Uribe, Luis Guillermo; Thomas, Florence; Reyes Posada, Alejandro; Cepeda Ulloa, Fernando

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    Preliminares. Presentación, pág. 1; Introducción, pág.3; Capítulo 1. Conflicto armado y derecho humanitario en Colombia, pág. 11; Capítulo 2. Antecedentes y perspectivas de la política de paz, pág. 47; Capítulo 3. Colombia y América Latina en las relaciones internacionales contemporáneas, pág. 87; Capítulo 4. Colombia, América Latina y el Caribe: Una presencia precaria en el movimiento de países no alineados, pág. 109; Capítulo 5. Colombia, política exterior y no alineamiento: entre la expec...

  15. Colombia : Coffee Sector Study 2002

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    2002-01-01

    Colombia is the world's third-largest producer of coffee and by far the largest single producer of washed arabica coffee. This introduction outlines the global situation in brief and sets the context with a synopsis of Colombia's coffee history and its unique coffee culture. Chapters 2 and 3 assess the impact of the current coffee situation in both economic and social terms. Chapters 4 and...

  16. Marine biodiversity in Colombia

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    One decade ago, the seas and oceans were considered biologically less diverse that the terrestrial environment. Now it is known that it is on the contrary; 33 of the 34 categories of animals (phylum), they are represented in the sea, compared with those solely 15 that exist in earth. The investigation about the diversity of life in the sea has been relatively scorned, but there are big benefits that we can wait if this is protected. The captures of fish depend on it; the species captured by the fisheries are sustained of the biodiversity of their trophic chains and habitats. The marine species are probably the biggest reservoir of chemical substances that can be used in pharmaceutical products. The genetic material of some species can be useful in biotechnical applications. The paper treats topics like the current state of the knowledge in marine biodiversity and it is done a diagnostic of the marine biodiversity in Colombia

  17. Old age and elderly people: social representations of adolescent students Vejez y persona anciana: representaciones sociales de adolescentes escolares Velhice e pessoa idosa: representações sociais de adolescentes escolares

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    Maria Célia de Freitas

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to know the main elements of social representations about elderly people and old age among adolescents at a public high school. METHOD: 172 adolescents between 14 and 19 years of age participated. The free evocation of words technique was applied through the terms elderly and old age. RESULTS: The main elements of the representations significantly designed for elderly people were: respect and disrespect, 78; experience, 49; care, 32; wisdom, 23; fragility, 19. For old age: disease, 51; retirement, 27; experience, 27; wisdom, 19; wrinkles, 17. The social representations of adolescents are strongly marked by physical, psychological and social aspects, with positive and negative aspects about old age. CONCLUSION: Participatory health education activities are needed to make adolescents critically reflect on and the condition of elderly people in contemporary society. OBJETIVO: Conocer los elementos centrales de las representaciones sociales de adolescentes de una institución de enseñanza media pública sobre la persona anciana y la vejez. MÉTODO: Participaron 172 adolescentes, entre 14 e 19 años. Se aplicó la técnica de evocación libre de palabras a través de los términos inductores persona anciana y vejez. RESULTADOS: Los elementos centrales de las representaciones significativamente construidos para persona anciana fueron: respeto y desacato, 78; experiencia, 49; atención, 32; sabiduría, 23; fragilidad, 19. Para vejez fueron: enfermedad, 51; jubilación, 27; experiencia, 27; sabiduría, 19; arrugas, 17. Las representaciones sociales de los adolescentes están fuertemente marcadas por aspectos físicos, psicológicos y sociales con aspectos positivos y negativos sobre la vejez. CONCLUSÍON: Se concluyó por la necesidad de realización de actividades de educación en salud participativas de manera a conducir los adolescentes a la crítica y reflexión sobre el envejecimiento y la condición del anciano en la sociedad contempor

  18. Sequencing targeting insurgents and drugs in Colombia

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    Farrell, Michelle L.

    2007-01-01

    Colombia President Pastrana President Uribe Drug Trade Coca Counter-narcotics FARC FARC-EP Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Government of Colombia Insurgency Terrorism Plan Colombia Plan Patriota Demilitarized Zone Democratic Defense and Security Policy DSP Peru's success in first defeating the Shining Path guerrilla movement in the early 1990s and then reducing coca cultivation in the mid-1990s demonstrates the effectiveness of a s...

  19. Diagnósticos de enfermagem de idosas carentes de um programa de saúde da família (PSF Diagnósticos de enfermería de ancianas carentes de un programa de salud de la familia (PSF Nursing diagnoses of pauper elderly women of a family health program (FHP

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    Maria José Sanches Marin

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Considerando que as mulheres idosas e pobres são propensas à maior vulnerabilidade nas condições de saúde, no presente estudo propôs-se a identificar os diagnósticos de enfermagem, segundo a taxonomia II de NANDA, sobre um grupo de idosas consideradas muito pobres. Foram selecionadas 69 idosas, a partir da aplicação do instrumento de Classificação Econômica Brasil (CCEB em 301 idosos residentes na área de abrangência de um PSF. O estado de saúde das idosas foi avaliado utilizando-se a Avaliação Geriátrica Ampla (AGA, que envolve os aspectos funcionais, emocionais, sociais e ambientais. Foram identificadas 23 categorias diagnósticas nas idosas do estudo e uma média de 7,4 diagnósticos/ idosa. Entre os diagnósticos mais freqüentes destacam-se " Mobilidade física prejudicada","Dor crônica","Manutenção do lar prejudicada". Os diagnósticos revelaram-se impor tantes na caracterização das complexas necessidades apresentadas pelas idosas e no grande avanço no direcionamento da assistência.Considerando que las mujeres ancianas pobres son propensas a mayor vulnerabilidad en las condiciones de salud, proponemos en este estudio identificar los diagnósticos de enfermería según la taxonomía II de NANDA de un grupo de ancianas consideradas muy pobres. Fueran seleccionadas 69 ancianas, a partir de la aplicación del instrumento de Clasificación Económica Brasil (CCEB en 301 ancianos residentes en el área de alcance de un PSF. El estado de salud de las ancianas fue evaluado utilizándose de la Evaluación Geriátrica Amplia (AGA que involucra los aspectos funcionales, emocionales, sociales y ambientales. Fueron encontradas 23 categorías diagnósticas en las ancianas del estudio y un promedio de 7,4 diagnósticos/anciana. Entre los diagnósticos más frecuentes se destacan: " Mobilidad física perjudicada"; "Dolor crónica"; "Manutención del hogar perjudicada". Los diagnósticos se han revelado importantes en la

  20. The Colombia Seismological Network

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    Blanco Chia, J. F.; Poveda, E.; Pedraza, P.

    2013-05-01

    The latest seismological equipment and data processing instrumentation installed at the Colombia Seismological Network (RSNC) are described. System configuration, network operation, and data management are discussed. The data quality and the new seismological products are analyzed. The main purpose of the network is to monitor local seismicity with a special emphasis on seismic activity surrounding the Colombian Pacific and Caribbean oceans, for early warning in case a Tsunami is produced by an earthquake. The Colombian territory is located at the South America northwestern corner, here three tectonic plates converge: Nazca, Caribbean and the South American. The dynamics of these plates, when resulting in earthquakes, is continuously monitored by the network. In 2012, the RSNC registered in 2012 an average of 67 events per day; from this number, a mean of 36 earthquakes were possible to be located well. In 2010 the network was also able to register an average of 67 events, but it was only possible to locate a mean of 28 earthquakes daily. This difference is due to the expansion of the network. The network is made up of 84 stations equipped with different kind of broadband 40s, 120s seismometers, accelerometers and short period 1s sensors. The signal is transmitted continuously in real-time to the Central Recording Center located at Bogotá, using satellite, telemetry, and Internet. Moreover, there are some other stations which are required to collect the information in situ. Data is recorded and processed digitally using two different systems, EARTHWORM and SEISAN, which are able to process and share the information between them. The RSNC has designed and implemented a web system to share the seismological data. This innovative system uses tools like Java Script, Oracle and programming languages like PHP to allow the users to access the seismicity registered by the network almost in real time as well as to download the waveform and technical details. The coverage

  1. Environmental information in Colombia

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    This article is a chapter from the paper, Elements for the description of an environmental information system, which was written by the author as a requirement for the degree of specialist on environment and Geoinformatics at the school of engineering. Universidad de Antioquia. The original paper attempted a description of the context and development of a particular environmental information system, built at the eastern region of Antioquia by CORNARE (a regional autonomous corporation for the environment and the natural resources). This article refers to the Colombian institutional context for environmental information. With particular emphasis laid on the strategic character that must be conceded to the administration of information. Towards the construction of equitable and sustainable development models under autonomous orientation an efficient and transparent environmental administration as is needed by such models is only attainable through the design and application of environmental information systems committed to the pursuit of collective interests. Here a balance is sought between accomplishments and failures reached during the long standing discussion held in Colombia around the formulation of public policies that acknowledge and strengthen the role of information as a cornerstone of environmental administration, and a contribution towards the goal of human sustainable development

  2. Mantidflies of Colombia (neuroptera, mantispidae).

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    Ardila-Camacho, Adrian; García, Alexander

    2015-01-01

    This study revises the Mantispidae of Colombia. 151 adult specimens of 12 entomological museums of Colombia were examined and identified. On the basis of the specimens studied and a comprehensive literature search, it is determined that 20 nominal species (including two doubtful records) plus four proposed as new to science, in ten genera (Anchieta, Plega, Trichoscelia, Gerstaeckerella, Buyda, Climaciella, Dicromantispa, Entanoneura, Leptomantispa, and Zeugomantispa) and, three subfamilies (Symphrasinae, Drepanicinae, and Mantispinae) occur in Colombia. In addition, A. eurydella (Westwood), C. amapaensis Penny and P. fasciatella (Westwood) are redescribed, providing complementary information to the original descriptions. A list of Colombian Mantispidae, distribution maps and taxonomic keys to subfamilies, genera and species are included. Illustrations of the external morphology and male genitalia are provided for selected species. The taxonomic status of P. hagenella (Westwood) is discussed, and its diagnostic characters are redefined. Anchieta remipes (Gerstaecker) is newly transferred to this genus from Trichoscelia. PMID:25947479

  3. Renewable energy potential in Colombia

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    Correa Guzman, Jose Luis

    2008-12-01

    Renewable energy flows are very large in comparison with humankind's use of energy. In principle, all our energy needs, both now and into the future, can be met by energy from renewable sources. After many years trying to develop the alternative energy potential of Colombia, a major effort is principally being made since 2000 to explore and assess the renewable resources of the entire country. Until 2000, the availability of conventional energy sources in Colombia prevented renewable energy exploration from reaching a higher level. However, the extreme energy crisis of 1992 - 1993 alerted the authorities and the community to the necessity for exploring alternative energy sources. This energy study is a general approach to the current and future renewable energy scenario of Colombia. It was prepared in response to the increased interest around the world and in particular in Colombia to develop its non-fossil energy prospective. It, therefore, represents a working document giving an initial impression of the possible scale of the main renewables sources as a response to the concern about energy security and fossil fuel dependence problems. The assumptions made and calculations reported may therefore be subject to revision as more information becomes available. The aim of this dissertation is not only to improve the public understanding and discussion of renewable energy matters in Colombia but also to stimulate the development and application of renewable energy, wherever they have prospects of economic viability and environmental acceptability. To achieve such goal this paper reviews several renewable technologies, their availability, contribution and feasibility in Colombia.

  4. Sismos y volcanes en Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2010-01-01

    Notas sobre las zonas de amenaza sísmica y principales fuentes sísmicas de Colombia, y los segmentos volcánicos de los Andes colombianos con los principales volcanes activos, de conformidad con los estudios del Ingeominas. Anexos a títulos con sus correspondientes enlaces, para ofrecer artículos relacionados con sismos y volcanes, en los que se consideran aspectos de interés para la gestión del riesgo sísmico y volcánico en Colombia

  5. Serpientes de Colombia

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    M. Rodrigo Ángel

    1983-06-01

    Full Text Available En este libro es una guía práctica sobre las serpientes de Colombia en cuanto a su clasificación y tratamiento del envenenamiento causado por sus mordeduras. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: 1. Características generales, 2. Serpiente Colombianas, 3. Aparato venenoso, 4. Clasificación fisiopatología de los efectos del veneno, 5. Mordedura por serpientes venenosas en Antioquía, listas de nombres populares y científicos, la bibliografía. Esta es una introducción a esta práctica guía sobre las serpientes Colombianas: Desde el origen del hombre, a través de la evolución de las distintas culturas y aún en la época actual en un amplio sector sociocultural, la serpiente ha sido considerada como un animal dotado de ciertos poderes sobrenaturales, bien sea como fuente de mal, de beneficio, de poder, de sabiduría o de salud. Considerada por su aspecto tóxico, la influencia en la patología humana es evidente y de gran importancia como causa de morbilidad sobre todo en aquellos países donde se le considera animal sagrado. En el aspecto simbólico, el folklor es abundante en creencias y tradiciones, que generalmente coinciden en la mayoría de los pueblos. En un país tropical como Colombia, con diversidad de climas y bosques, las serpientes venenosas de gran poder tóxico son también abundantes y significan un peligro real para nuestra población campesina en lucha abierta con la naturaleza. Los envenenamientos causados por sus mordeduras, graves de por sí, empeoran frecuentemente debido a diversos factores tales como la escasez y alto costo del suero antiofídico y la demora en la atención médica, condicionada esta última no sólo por la deficiencias de nuestras vías de comunicación, sino por la influencia nefasta del curandero. Sobre tema tan importante de nuestra patología, es entonces necesario que nuestras instituciones educativas y las encargadas de velar por la salud, se preocupen no sólo por su

  6. Colombia extends its exploration horizon

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    The Return 1 Contract, currently being awarded under the tender system, faithfully reflects Colombia's new approach to hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. This policy aims to increase reserves and has Ecopetrol assume a more aggressive role in its direct activities by sharing the exploration risks with private partners

  7. Astroparticle Physics at Eastern Colombia

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    Asorey, Hernan

    2015-01-01

    We present the emerging panorama of Astroparticle Physics at Eastern Colombia, and describe several ongoing projects, most of them related to the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) Project. This research work is carried out at the Grupo de Investigaciones en Relatividad y Gravitaci\\'on of Universidad Industrial de Santander.

  8. Republic of Colombia. Country Profile.

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    Canak, W L

    1985-03-01

    This discussion of Colombia covers population growth, age distribution, regions and cities, households and families, housing and construction, ethnicity and religion, labor force and income, education, communications and transportation, and sources of information. Colombia's 1985 population is estimated at 28.7 million, making it the largest country in South America after Brazil. Colombia's growth in the last 5 years has averaged 2% annually, compared with an average of 2.3% a year for Latin America as a region. Colombia's moderate growth has been accompanied by shifts in population distribution and composition. In particular a massive internal migration has increased the urban population from roughly 1/3 in th 1950s to 2/3 at this time. Improved housing, education, and access to public health facilities have accompanied this rural to urban migration. At this time Colombia is holding its own economically and anticipates economic growth based on recovery in the US and Europe as well as on its own coal exports. Colombia's fertility rate, at 3.9 children/women in 1980-81, is the lowest in tropical South America but higher than the total fertility rate in the more temperate South American countries. Compared with other South American nations, Colombia's crude birthrate of 29-31 births/1000 population is low. Reflecting the impact of urban migration and the widescale effectiveness of family planning programs initiated in the 1960s and 1970s, median age has increased from 17 years in 1970 to almost 21 years in 1985. About 37% of the population is aged 14 or under at this time. The population aged 65 and older is only 3.8% and by 2000 will constitute only 4.5% of the population. From 1951-82 the urban population grew at 4.4% annually, exceeding the national average of 2.6% and the rural growth rate of less than 1%. Since 1982 the urban growth rate has been about 3% annually. In 1964 the average completed family size was 6.8 children. By 1980 it was 3.9 children. A steady

  9. Suicídio entre pessoas idosas: revisão da literatura Suicidio entre personas ancianas: revisión de la literatura Suicide in elderly people: a literature review

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    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizada revisão da literatura sobre os principais fatores associados à ideação, tentativas e suicídio propriamente dito de pessoas idosas. Foram pesquisadas as seguintes bases de dados: MEDLINE, PsychInfo, SciELO e Biblioteca Virtual em Violência e Saúde da BIREME, referentes ao período de 1980 a 2008. Foram selecionadas e analisadas 52 referências, que mostraram forte relação entre ideação, tentativas e efetivação do ato fatal em pessoas idosas, que resulta da interação de fatores complexos: físicos, mentais, neurobiológicos e sociais. O suicídio associado à depressão em idosos é prevenível desde que a pessoa esteja devidamente tratada. Há necessidade de investimento em pesquisa no Brasil, dado o crescimento persistente das taxas de suicídio entre idosos, sobretudo do sexo masculino.Se realizó revisión de la literatura sobre los principales factores asociados con la formulación, intentos y suicidio propiamente dicho de personas ancianas. Las siguientes bases de datos fueron investigadas: MEDLINE, PsychInfo, SciELO y Biblioteca Virtual en Violencia y Salud de la BIREME, correspondientes al período de 1980 a 2008. Fueron seleccionadas y analizadas 52 referencias, que mostraron fuerte relación entre formulación, intentos y realización del acto fatal en personas ancianas, que resulta de la interacción de factores complejos: físicos, mentales, neurobiológicos y sociales. El suicidio asociado con la depresión en ancianos es prevenible siempre cuando la persona sea debidamente tratada. Hay necesidad de invertir en investigación en Brasil, dado el crecimiento persistente de las tasas de suicidio entre ancianos, sobretodo del sexo masculino.A literature review was carried out focusing on the main factors associated with suicidal ideation, attempts and completed suicide in elders. The following databases were searched: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, SciELO and Biblioteca Virtual em Violência e Saúde da BIREME (BIREME

  10. Forced displacement in Colombia: Magnitude and causes

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    Ana María Ibáñez

    2009-01-01

    The article describes the magnitude, geographical extent, and causes of forced populationdisplacements in Colombia. Forced migration in Colombia is a war strategy adopted by armed groups to strengthen territorial strongholds, weaken civilian support to the enemy, seize valuable lands, and produce and transport illegal drugs with ease. Forced displacement in Colombia today affects 3.5 million people. Equivalent to 7.8 percent of Colombia’s population, and second worldwide only to Sudan, this s...

  11. Fiscal and Macroeconomic Effects of Colombia`s Pension Reform Fiscal and Macroeconomic Effects of Colombia`s Pension Reform

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    Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available In 1994 Colombia started replacing its state-run and pay-as-you-go (PAYG pension system by a privately-run and fully-funded scheme. Numerical simulations for the government's reform transition reveal implicit PAYG debt levels and corresponding reform transition deficits that are high relative to other countries, considering that Colombia's old pension system was characterized by low coverage, low system maturity, and a young population.Simulation results show that output could increase by 10% due to higher future saving caused by financing the pension deficit by a fiscal contraction -but this would occur only in the very long term. Sooner and possibly larger gains could be reaped from higher employment and production in formal sectors, and the development of capital markets spurred by the reform. In addition, Colombia's new pension systemthat includes a redistributive pillar targeted at the poor -is potentially more equitable than the old scheme, To reap these efficiency and equity bellefits, however, the Colombian government would have to adopt complementary reforms. They include giving the private fully-funded pension pillar a commanding role, supporting the development of capital markets, and bolstering formal-sector employment by the reduction of deadweight tax burden of non-pension programs that are currently financed by payroll taxes on labor. In 1994 Colombia started replacing its state-run and pay-as-you-go (PAYG pension system by a privately-run and fully-funded scheme. Numerical simulations for the government's reform transition reveal implicit PAYG debt levels and corresponding reform transition deficits that are high relative to other countries, considering that Colombia's old pension system was characterized by low coverage, low system maturity, and a young population.Simulation results show that output could increase by 10% due to higher future saving caused by financing the pension deficit by a fiscal contraction -but this would

  12. The genus Triphora (Triphoreae, Orchidaceae in Colombia

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    Szlachetko Dariusz L.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In Colombia, four species of Triphora (Orchidaceae are recognized. Two species (Triphora galeanoi and T. vichadaensis are newly described. As circumscribed here, the two new species occur exclusively in Colombia apart from T. foldatsii, being known from Colombia and Venezuela, and T. gentianoides, ranging from the USA (Florida in the north to Colombia in the south. For the species treated, a taxonomic description, synonymy and information about distribution are provided. Additionally,for the two new species, illustrations of flower parts are provided. A key for the determination of the Colombian species of Triphora is included.

  13. La industria maltera en colombia

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    Parra Restrepo, Bernardo

    2011-01-01

    Este artículo estudia la industria maltera de Colombia, su origen, evolución y el estado en que se encuentra. Presenta cifras respecto al comportamiento de la producción y ventas. Muestra las relaciones de propiedad y describe la importancia relativa de la empresa con las otras subsidiarias del grupo económico al que pertenece. De otra parte analiza las relaciones obrero/patronales en el contexto actual y las relaciones con la agroindustria colombiana.

  14. Ways for peace in Colombia

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    Eduardo Andrés Sandoval Forero

    2013-01-01

    This paper addresses the socio-political conflict and direct violence, structural and cultural performing in Colombia comes from the decade of the fifties of last century. From the peace studies and conflict, reflects on the armed confrontation of different perspectives of negotiation between the government and the insurgency, and peace building. Are some significant ideas of civilsociety organizations around the peace process, and made some reflections on the possible scenarios of negative...

  15. Energy sector development in Colombia

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    Ospina, G. [Ecopetrol, (Colombia)

    1997-12-31

    The current status of the petroleum industry in Colombia with reference to exploration, production, reserves and hydrocarbon potential was discussed. The upstream operations structure and challenges that the industry will encounter in the next century were outlined. Colombia ranks fifth in Latin America`s oil production and fourth in terms of reserves. By December 1997, when the Cusiana and Cupiagua fields reach a production of almost 450,000 barrels per day, Colombia will produce almost 900,000 barrels per day. Exploration and production activities are under way in 11 of the 18 Colombian basins. Ecopetrol is responsible for much of the exploration activity in the Llanos Foothills. The risk sharing contract concept, developed by Ecopetrol, was described. Under this mechanism, Ecopetrol participates jointly with a partner by underwriting 50 per cent of the investment necessary for exploration and for development. In return, the partner carries out the exploration at its own risk, and is given a contract for 28 years (six years for exploration and 22 years for production). The distribution of revenues after a 20 per cent royalty charge up front, is 50 per cent to Ecopetrol and 50 per cent to the associate, up to a production of 60 million barrels. Above this level, the distribution is according to the `R` factor which establishes a ratio between the accumulated revenue and the outlays of the associate.

  16. Energy sector development in Colombia

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    The current status of the petroleum industry in Colombia with reference to exploration, production, reserves and hydrocarbon potential was discussed. The upstream operations structure and challenges that the industry will encounter in the next century were outlined. Colombia ranks fifth in Latin America's oil production and fourth in terms of reserves. By December 1997, when the Cusiana and Cupiagua fields reach a production of almost 450,000 barrels per day, Colombia will produce almost 900,000 barrels per day. Exploration and production activities are under way in 11 of the 18 Colombian basins. Ecopetrol is responsible for much of the exploration activity in the Llanos Foothills. The risk sharing contract concept, developed by Ecopetrol, was described. Under this mechanism, Ecopetrol participates jointly with a partner by underwriting 50 per cent of the investment necessary for exploration and for development. In return, the partner carries out the exploration at its own risk, and is given a contract for 28 years (six years for exploration and 22 years for production). The distribution of revenues after a 20 per cent royalty charge up front, is 50 per cent to Ecopetrol and 50 per cent to the associate, up to a production of 60 million barrels. Above this level, the distribution is according to the 'R' factor which establishes a ratio between the accumulated revenue and the outlays of the associate

  17. Prevention of School Desertion in Colombia

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    Walker, Sarah

    2004-01-01

    Colombia has been ravaged for over 40-years by escalating civil conflict and more than half of its population of 42 million live below the poverty line. As a result, many children and young people are excluded from school and drop out rates of those who gain places are high. It is in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, where many displaced families…

  18. Expanding Opportunities for Rural Finance in Colombia

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    Gutierrez, Eva; Reddy, Rekha

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this note is to provide policy recommendations to improve access to credit of rural populations and small agricultural producers under financially sustainable schemes. Although the agricultural sector remains an important source of employment, agricultural credit is a small fraction of commercial credit in Colombia. The share of agricultural credit in Colombia is below level...

  19. COMERCIO DE FAUNA SILVESTRE EN COLOMBIA WILDLIFE TRADE IN COLOMBIA

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    Néstor Javier Mancera Rodríguez; Otto Reyes García

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo ofrece un panorama sobre las actividades relacionadas con el comercio de bienes derivados de las especies de fauna silvestre en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva, el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país y el desarrollo y promoción de alternativas productivas sustentadas en su aprovechamiento. Se analizó la información secundaria de entidades como el Ministerio de Ambiente, Viv...

  20. Efecto sobre el consumo de recursos hospitalarios de un programa de atención geriátrica domiciliaria en personas ancianas con patología cardiorrespiratoria muy evolucionada

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    Pérez Martín Alejandro

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Los equipos de atención geriátrica domiciliaria tienen entre sus objetivos el seguimiento de pacientes ancianos con alto riesgo de reingreso hospitalario. Aunque llevan años funcionando en nuestro país, no se tienen datos sobre la repercusión que dicho seguimiento representa en el consumo de recursos hospitalarios. El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar el efecto que supone, sobre dichos recursos, el control por una unidad de atención geriátrica domiciliaria de pacientes con patología cardiorrespiratoria crónica muy evolucionada. Métodos: En el estudio se incluyó a los pacientes con patología cardiorrespiratoria crónica atendidos por la unidad entre enero de 1995 y enero de 1999, habiéndose excluido a los que permanecieron menos de 3 meses en seguimiento. Se comparan el número de visitas al servicio de urgencias hospitalario, ingresos en planta y días de estancia en el año anterior a la atención por la unidad y durante el tiempo de seguimiento por la misma.Resultados: 81 pacientes con una edad media de 80,57 años (DE 7,39 y una mediana de atención por la unidad de 9 meses (5-13,5, fueron incluidos en el estudio. Los consumos por paciente y mes de seguimiento disminuyeron en 0,07 visitas a Urgencias (0,02-0,11 (p=0,04, 0,10 ingresos hospitalarios (0,07-0,14 (p < 0,001, y 2,01 días de ingreso (1,87-2,15 (p < 0,001. Conclusiones: Una unidad especializada de atención geriátrica domiciliaria disminuye el consumo de recursos hospitalarios de población anciana con enfermedad cardiorrespiratoria crónica.

  1. Infraestructura de transporte en Colombia

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    Tito Yepes; Juan Mauricio Ramírez; Leonardo Villar; Juliana Aguilar

    2013-01-01

    Colombia necesita adoptar una agenda estratégica para poder atender el rezago en que se encuentra el sector de infraestructura de transporte. Dos reformas largamente aplazadas son determinantes para el éxito de esa agenda: Primero, aprovechar la oportunidad que representa la agenda de Cambio Climático para hacer la infraestructura de una manera más consistente con nuestra geografía. Segundo, desarrollar las instituciones que acompañan el desarrollo físico de la agenda de transporte. Estas se ...

  2. MICROCRÉDITO EN COLOMBIA

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    Bernardo Barona Z

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como propósitos: proporcionar una visión general de la forma en que el financiamiento de los microempresarios y los estratos más vulnerables de la población ha sido abocada en Colombia; resumir los grandes retos que enfrenta en la actualidad el programa de microfinanzas en el mundo, presentar el programa de investigación que están adelantando las Universidades Icesi y del Valle en Colombia en asocio con la Universidad de Laval en Canadá y con algunos centros de Investigación de Filipinas, Marruecos y Benin y algunos resultados parciales de este esfuerzo investigativo; y, presentar algunas recomendaciones tendientes a fortalecer a las organizaciones microfinancieras en el país. Una revisión de la historia y el estado actual del microcrédito en Colombia indica que los esfuerzos hasta ahora realizados parecen haberse quedado muy cortos frente a las necesidades de financiación de los microempresarios: la cobertura de microemepresarios alcanzada por instituciones gubernamentales, ONG y la banca convencional ha sido muy baja. En cuanto a los retos que afronta el movimiento microfinanciero en el mundo dos muy importantes son (i, clarificar el efecto de los diferentes esfuerzos de microcrédito realizados en la reducción de la pobreza de la población del país y, (ii, identificar mecanismos para lograr un aumento significativo de la cobertura mediante un balance adecuado entre regulación, supervisión y disciplina de mercado. Los principales resultados (parciales obtenidos en la línea de investigación descrita en este artículo son (i, contrario a lo que con frecuencia se asume, a medida que una organización cooperativa crece en tamaño no necesariamente se torna más eficiente: los posibles beneficios de la mayor escala fueron más que compensados en las empresas estudiadas por nosotros por la propensión al gasto excesivo que exhiben los gerentes en caso de instituciones de mayor tamaño (ii, las cooperativas

  3. La industria maltera en Colombia

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    Bernardo Parra Restrepo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo estudia la industria maltera de Colombia, su origen, evolución y el estado en que se encuentra. Presenta cifras respecto al comportamiento de la producción y ventas. Muestra las relaciones de propiedad y describe la importancia relativa de la empresa con las otras subsidiarias del grupo económico al que pertenece. De otra parte analiza las relaciones obrero/patronales en el contexto actual y las relaciones con la agroindustria colombiana.

  4. Food Innocuousness: Prospect In Colombia

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    Ana Elvira Ortiz Amaya

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Food innocuousness, on all over the world, is receiving more attention due to the increment in the incidence of food borne diseases (ETAs, the worry about emergent known dangers and the globalization of trade. Consequently, this literature review shows the progress in relation to this thematic, in Colombia. It covers topics as the relation between food innocuousness and safety, the international and national organizations involved, the developments, in legislation, the system of epidemiological surveillance of ETAs and their perspectives, as cornerstones to ensure food quality

  5. COMERCIO DE FAUNA SILVESTRE EN COLOMBIA WILDLIFE TRADE IN COLOMBIA

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    Néstor Javier Mancera Rodríguez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama sobre las actividades relacionadas con el comercio de bienes derivados de las especies de fauna silvestre en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva, el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país y el desarrollo y promoción de alternativas productivas sustentadas en su aprovechamiento. Se analizó la información secundaria de entidades como el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial, las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y Autoridades Ambientales Urbanas, el Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural-INCODER, las Autoridades Policiales, los Institutos de Investigación, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales-DIAN, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, y PROEXPORT. entre otras. En Colombia, el comercio de especies de fauna silvestre está centrado principalmente en la extracción de ejemplares de forma ilegal, lo cual ha generado desequilibrios en las poblaciones naturales y ha repercutido en el deterioro de la dinámica de los ecosistemas. El comercio legal de fauna silvestre se basa en la producción de unas pocas especies entre las que se destacan la babilla (Caiman crocodilus, el chigüiro (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris, cerca de 200 especies de peces ornamentales y en menor medida el lobo pollero (Tupinambis nigropunctatus, la iguana (Iguana iguana, la boa (Boa constrictor, escarabajos (Dynastes hercules y mariposas. En el país no se tiene información exacta sobre el número de incautaciones realizadas en los operativos de control al tráfico ilegal de fauna, y no existe un conocimiento de la dinámica de este comercio ilegal.This work offers a current view on the activities related to the trade of derived from the wildlife species in Colombia, approaching the topic from the development that has had its productive activity

  6. El Quindio Colombia Earthquake, January 25, 1999

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The El Quindio earthquake was one of the most destructive natural disasters to have occurred in Colombia in recent years. Long lasting economic and social impacts...

  7. Cuatro especies nuevas de Cyclanthaceae de Colombia

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    Tuberquia Dino

    1997-01-01

    Four new species of Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia trilobulata, A. gigantea, Dicranopygium arusisense and D. odoratum, from the Cabo Corrientes area on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, are described and illustrated. Their taxonomic status and probable relationships are dicussed.Se describen e ilustran cuatro especies nuevas de Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia trilobulata, A. gigantea, Dicranopygium arusisense y D. odoratum, de la región del Cabo Corrientes en la Costa Pacífica de Colombia. Se discute su posi...

  8. CLILL: COLOMBIA LEADING INTO CONTENT LANGUAGE LEARNING

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    Monica Rodriguez Bonces

    2011-01-01

    Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has been adopted by many nations as a methodology to reach bilingualism. Nonetheless, the implementation of CLIL in Colombia goes beyond teaching a core area in English. It implies a long process, including multiple factors to achieve success. This article presents a general background of the process of bilingualism in Colombia and how different kinds of institutions approach this governmental policy through a critical reflection. The paper pres...

  9. Climate protection in Colombia. An overview

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    The effects of the climatic change in Colombia includes the increase of sea level at the Caribbean and the Pacific coast, the increase of temperature, the increase of precipitation, effecting the agricultures, the ecosystems, the water supply and the public health. Colombia has already started specific programs, adaptation measures with respect to the effects of the climatic change, reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions and projects with respect to the reduction of emissions due to deforestation and degradation.

  10. Demobilized Women Combatants: Lessons from Colombia

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    Giraldo, Saridalia

    2012-01-01

    In Colombia, a country with one of the longest civil wars in the world, women combatants return to civil society in the midst of ongoing tension. In this transition, women suffer triple difficulties: the reaction of their home communities; hostility from armed illegal groups still engaged in conflict, and disregarding from the government itself. What accounts for these obstacles? First, in a patriarchal society such as Colombia, demobilized women face the denigration of their community which ...

  11. Aditions to the flora of colombia

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    Hermann, J. F.

    2012-01-01

    During the first four months of 1944 while the writer was engaged in exploration for sources of rotenone in Colombia, principally in the Eastern Llanos, some opportunity was found for general botanical collecting. Although both time and facilities for this purpose were limited to the extent that somewhat less than 500 numbers were obtained, these collections included a few undescribed plants and several species apparently not so far reported from Colombia. In addition to the two novelt...

  12. Barriers to combating human trafficking in Colombia

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    2015-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Despite international and domestic policies and programs intended to combat human trafficking, Colombia remains one of the countries with the highest instances of human trafficking in the Western Hemisphere. Factors contributing to human trafficking in Colombia, such as internal violence and displacement, drug trafficking, a weak central government, and widespread corruption, have overpowered what energies the government marshaled agai...

  13. Idosas residentes em instituições de longa permanência: uso dos espaços na construção do cotidiano Ancianas residentes en instituciones de larga estancia: uso de los espacios en la construcción del cotidiano Elderly residents in long-term institutions: the use of spaces in the construction of everyday life

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    Maria Eliana Peixoto Bessa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: conhecer o modo como a pessoa idosa institucionalizada organiza seus espaços para viver o cotidiano. MÉTODOS: Estudo de abordagem qualitativa que utilizou a estratégia de estudo de caso, realizado em uma instituição de longa permanência para idosos (ILPI, localizada na cidade de Fortaleza-CE. Participaram como sujeitos nove idosas residentes nessa instituição no período de abril e maio de 2006. Para a coleta de dados, foram usadas a observação direta não participante, com registro no diário de campoe a entrevista baseada no roteiro de história de vida. RESULTADOS: A reconstrução dos espaços individualizados foi pautada pela estrutura organizacional da instituição, utilização dos espaços comuns e como a idosa reorganiza seu universo particular. CONCLUSÕES: A (re construção do cotidiano do idoso no contexto asilar é um processo complexo que necessita de esforço do idoso. Neste estudo, observou-se que as idosas estão conseguindo reestruturar suas vidas.OBJETIVO: conocer el modo cómo la persona anciana institucionalizada organiza sus espacios para vivir el cotidiano. MÉTODOS: Estudio de abordaje cualitativo que utilizó la estrategia del estudio de caso, realizado en una institución de larga estancia para ancianos (ILPI, localizada en la ciudad de Fortaleza-CE. Participaron como sujetos nueve ancianas residentes en esa institución en el período de abril y mayo del 2006. Para la recolección de los datos, se utilizó la observación directa no participante, con el registro en el diario de campo de la entrevista basada en la guía de historia de vida. RESULTADOS: La reconstrucción de los espacios individualizados fue marcada por la estructura organizacional de la institución, utilización de los espacios comunes y cómo la anciana reorganiza su universo particular. CONCLUSIONES: La (re construcción del cotidiano del anciano en el contexto asilar es un proceso complejo que necesita de esfuerzo del mismo. En

  14. Nuclear Medicine week in Colombia

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    During the week of 6-12 October 2003 the IAEA organized a Research Coordination Meeting on 'Relationship between lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Gastroesophageal reflux and bronchial Asthma in children' at Hospital San Ignacio in Bogota. Besides there were four workshops in Bogota; workshops on Bone infection and Bone scan in Pediatric ortopaedics at Hospital Militar and Fundacion CardioInfantil, a workshop for Nuclear Medicine Technologists and a workshop on Sentinel Lymph Node mapping and Surgical Gamma Probe Application at Institute of Oncology. A nuclear cardiology workshop was organized in Medellin, and finally crowning them all was the 9th Congress of the Colombian Association of Nuclear Medicine at Cali from 10-12 October, 2003; probably the largest and best Colombian nuclear medicine congress every held in the country. A workshop was also organized in Cali for nuclear medicine technologists in conjunction with the Annual Convention. It was a mix of IAEA's Technical Cooperation and Regular Budget activities along with the activities of Colombian Association of Nuclear Medicine, bringing in absolute synergy to galvanize the entire nuclear medicine community of the country. The week saw nuclear medicine scientists from more than 20 IAEA Member States converging on Colombia to spread the message of nuclear medicine, share knowledge and to foster International understanding and friendship among the nuclear medicine people of the world

  15. en Colombia, 2002-2012

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    Camilo Tamayo

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece una mirada interpretativa de las principales ten- dencias que han guiado el estudio sobre la relación entre los medios de co- municación, el periodismo y la confrontación armada en Colombia entre 2002 y 2012. ¿Cuál es la agenda investigativa que la academia, las organiza- ciones sociales y de periodistas han elaborado sobre esta problemática? El estudio reúne 89 trabajos que se pueden agrupar en tres tendencias prin- cipales: las miradas al oficio: riesgos, libertades y garantías para informar en medio del conflicto; las agendas del conflicto: fuentes, lenguajes y pú- blicos de la información, y los escenarios emergentes: (posconflicto, víc- timas y memoria. El artículo cierra con 12 aprendizajes que resultaron de la interpretación de las tendencias encontradas, y que pretenden propiciar puntos de atención sobre los lugares de mirada del periodismo, la academia y las organizaciones de la sociedad en contextos de conflicto armado.

  16. The coal sector in Colombia

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    Inside the plan of development of the sub-sector coal, implemented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, has like one of the objectives to achieve that in the year 2001, this is the energy second in order of importance for the consumption of the country, overcome alone for the petroleum and their derived. The consumption of this energy in Colombia has shown a stable behavior in the last 15 years, period in which incursions of the coal have not been observed in new markets of the national economy, having a growth of so single 2.1% a year. Inside the plan of development of the sub-sector coal, implemented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the coal is had as one of the objectives to achieve that in the year 2001, this it is the energy second in order of importance for the consumption of the country, overcome alone for the petroleum and their derived. The author also refers to the role of the state; the coal in the national economy and it shows charts related with the exports and demand, among other items

  17. Postales audiovisuales. exotismo, turismo y pa’ colombia

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    María Sol Barón Pino

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    Full Text Available Pa’ Colombia (Carlos Lersundy, 1971-1979 es un ensayo audiovisual producto de un contexto en el cual, desde diferentes acercamientos, se estimuló la producción cinematográfica nacional, mientras se difundía la imagen del país a través de políticas para promover el sector turístico que generarían un amplio espectro de imaginarios exóticos y folclóricos sobre Colombia. El registro directo de Lersundy, a través del ejercicio de viaje que dio forma al cortometraje Pa’ Colombia, contrasta con la difusión visual generada por la Corporación Nacional de Turismo, y permite plantear una lectura crítica enmarcada dentro del panorama cinematográfico colombiano de la década de los setentas.

  18. The century of the Petroleum in Colombia

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    A recount of the big changes is made with hydrocarbons in Colombia during the X X century. The X X century it meant everything for Colombia in oil matter. In this century it took off and it consolidated their industry of the hydrocarbons and with her great part of the industrialization process and development of the country. It is undeniable that the petroleum was one of the big main characters of the century X X and Colombia has not been unaware to the sways of a highly changing industry. The creation of the OPEC, the warlike conflicts, the times of high and low prices, the technological advances, the processes of energy integration and the mega coalitions are hardly some of the ingredients that seasoned the Oil Industry in the years 1900

  19. Sistema de salud de Colombia The health system of Colombia

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    Ramiro Guerrero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una breve descripción de las condiciones de salud de Colombia y una descripción detallada del sistema colombiano de salud. Esta última incluye una descripción de su estructura y cobertura, sus fuentes de financiamiento, el gasto en salud, los recursos con los que cuenta, quién vigila y evalúa al sector salud y qué herramientas de participación tienen los usuarios. Dentro de las innovaciones más recientes del sistema se incluyen las modificaciones al Plan Obligatorio de Salud y a los montos de la unidad de pago por capitación, la integración vertical entre empresas promotoras de salud y las instituciones prestadoras de servicios, así como el establecimiento de nuevas fuentes de recursos para lograr la universalidad e igualar los planes de beneficios entre los distintos regímenes.This document briefly describes the health conditions of the Colombian population and, in more detail, the characteristics of the Colombian health system. The description of the system includes its structure and coverage; financing sources; expenditure in health; physical material and human resources available; monitoring and evaluation procedures; and mechanisms through which the population participates in the evaluation of the system. Salient among the most recent innovations implemented in the Colombian health system are the modification of the Compulsory Health Plan and the capitation payment unit, the vertical integration of the health promotion enterprises and the institutions in charge of the provision of services and the mobilization of additional resources to meet the objectives of universal coverage and the homologation of health benefits among health regimes.

  20. Cuatro especies nuevas de Cyclanthaceae de Colombia

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    Tuberquia Dino

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Four new species of Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia trilobulata, A. gigantea, Dicranopygium arusisense and D. odoratum, from the Cabo Corrientes area on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, are described and illustrated. Their taxonomic status and probable relationships are dicussed.Se describen e ilustran cuatro especies nuevas de Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia trilobulata, A. gigantea, Dicranopygium arusisense y D. odoratum, de la región del Cabo Corrientes en la Costa Pacífica de Colombia. Se discute su posición y relaciones taxonómicas.

  1. Problematic of mining environmental liabilities in Colombia

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    Mining environmental liabilities (PAM from its acronym in Spanish) are areas where there is a need for restoration, mitigation or compensation for environmental damage or unmanaged impact, produced by inactive or abandoned mining that threatens health, quality of life or public or private property. In Colombia the environmental liabilities from mining have not been regulated, but given the age and the prevalence of informality in mining, there is increasing interest in defining, regulating and managing these obligations. In this paper we approach the problem of valuing mining environmental liabilities by examining different management approaches for such liabilities around the world. We also identify key information requirements to manage mining environmental liabilities in Colombia.

  2. Plan para control de malaria en colombia

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    Rey, Hernando

    2011-01-01

    Con motivo de la colaboración de la Oficina de Relaciones Interamericanas en la solución de algunos problemas de Higiene pública en Colombia, el Secretario del Ministerio de Trabajo, Higiene y Previsión Social, doctor Alfonso Orozco, me pidió la elaboración de un breve plan para control de Paludismo en Colombia. El Plan fué presentado al Ministerio por una parte y por otra enviado al doctor Mark F. Boyd de la International Health Division de la Fundación Rockefeller.

  3. La influencia de la red social en la salud mental de la población anciana The influence of the social network on mental health in the elderly

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    Carol Lahuerta

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir la red social, el apoyo social y la salud mental en la población no institucionalizada de 65 o más años de Barcelona, y analizar la relación entre salud mental, red social y apoyo social según el sexo y el grupo de edad. Métodos: Estudio transversal. La muestra esta formada por personas de 65 o más años entrevistadas en la Encuesta de Salud de Barcelona 2000 (389 varones y 609 mujeres. La salud mental se valoró mediante el General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo, así como un análisis bivariado y multivariado (regresión logística, para evaluar la relación entre la presencia de trastornos mentales y las variables de red y apoyo social, ajustado por el estado de salud percibido y las discapacidades. Resultados: Según el GHQ-12, el 21,8% de las mujeres y el 9,4% de los varones sufren trastornos mentales. El análisis multivariado en los varones pone de manifiesto que no ver a los amigos regularmente está asociado con sufrir trastornos mentales en el grupo ≥ 75 años (odds ratio [OR] = 5,76; intervalo de confianza [IC] del 95%, 1,77-18,7; el menor apoyo social, según el Perfil de Duke, y la falta de apoyo emocional están relacionados en los 2 grupos de edad analizados (65-74 y ≥ 75 años. En las mujeres de 75 o más años, el no ver a los amigos regularmente también se asocia con la presencia de trastornos mentales, y el menor apoyo social según el Perfil de Duke se asocia en ambos grupos de edad analizados. Conclusiones: Existe una relación entre la red y el apoyo social y la salud mental en la población anciana de Barcelona. Las políticas de integración social podrían tener efectos beneficiosos para la salud mental de esta población.Objectives: To describe social networks, social support and mental health among non-institutionalized individuals aged 65 years or older of Barcelona (Spain, and to analyze the relationship between mental health and social network

  4. Drugs, guns and early motherhood in Colombia

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    Millán-Quijano, Jaime

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines the effect of violent crime on the prevalence of early motherhood in Colombia. To instrument for the predominance of violent crime I use geographical and temporal variation in drug trafficking networks. My results suggest that one standard deviation increase in the homicide rate induces a 2.55 percentage points increase in the probability of early motherhood

  5. Astroparticle physics at the Eastern Colombia region

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    Asorey, Hernán; Núñez, Luis A.

    2015-12-01

    We present the emerging panorama of Astroparticle Physics at the Eastern Colombia region, and describe several ongoing projects, most of them related to the Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) Project. This research work is carried out at the Grupo de Investigaciones en Relatividad y Gravitacin of Universidad Industrial de Santander.

  6. Lifelong Learning in Colombia and Denmark

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    Olesen, Henning Salling

    The article examines education and learning opportunities in Colombia against the backdrop of Danish modernisation and reform experiences from second half of 20th Century. The article discusses possibilities to learn from Danish experiences in the development of a Colombian lifelong learning policy...

  7. Adiciones a las leguminosas de colombia

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    2012-01-01

    Nuevas para la flora de Colombia, y de especial interés para el conocimiento de nuestras Leguminosas, son las especies colectadas recientemente que voy a reseñar. La sigla HNC se refiere a ejemplares que se conservan en el Herbario Nacional Colombiano, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Bogotá.

  8. Fuelling a National Innovation System in Colombia

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    Lucio-Arias, Diana

    2006-01-01

    This presentation of the innovation-driven environment in Colombia derives from important national efforts to gather and store pertinent information. Two large surveys have tested the "innovative behaviour" of Colombian manufacturing firms--the more recent of these was in 2005. Another information source is the Scienti platform, an online effort…

  9. Orientações para idosas que cuidam de idosos no domicílio Orientaciones para mujeres ancianas que cuidan de familiares ancianos en su domicilio: relato de experiencia Teaching program for elderly women who care for elderly relatives in their home: report of experience

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    Maria José D'Elboux Diogo

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um relato de experiência de um programa de orientação para idosas cuidadoras de idosos no domicílio, realizado pelo Grupo de Atenção à Saúde do Idoso (GRASI, do Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Esse programa foi elaborado e desenvolvido para atender uma solicitação de idosas cuidadoras, e participantes do GRASI. Ao final das atividades, as participantes relataram que o programa possibilitou o melhor enfrentamento das dificuldades, a compreensão das distintas alterações presentes na velhice, e o desenvolvimento de procedimentos que facilitam a relação com o idoso no dia-a-dia.Este artículo es el relato de experiencia de un programa de orientación a mujeres ancianas que cuidan de familiares ancianos en su domicilio. Este programa fue desarrollado por el Grupo de Atención a la Salud del Anciano (GRASI, del Hospital de las Clínicas de la Universidad Estatal de Campinas. El objetivo del programa fue atender a la solicitud de mujeres ancianas cuidadoras y que participaban del GRASI. Al final de las actividades del mismo, las cuidadoras relataron que el programa posibilitó un mejor enfrentamiento de las dificultades vividas, la mejor comprensión de los cambios que suceden en la vejez y el desarrollo de procedimientos que favorecen la relación cotidiana con el anciano.This is a report of experience about the development of a program designed especially for the orientation of elderly people who care for elderly relatives at home. It was carried out by the coordinators of the Group of Attention for Elderly People's Health (GRASI, of the Campinas State University's Clinics Hospital. This program was developed based on the needs reported by elderly caregivers who take part in the activities of the GRASI. The participants reported that the program made coping with the difficulties related to caregiving better; that there had been an improvement in the understanding of the changes brought by the

  10. The regional response to the crisis in Colombia

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    Kaiser, Daniel R.

    2003-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the regional response to the crisis in Colombia. The major conclusions of the thesis are that the crisis directly affects the security of Colombia's neighbors; that the use of military force will be the most important element in a strategy to restore security and that the Colombian military will require external military assistance to do so; that while Colombia's neighbors have traditionally rejected ideas of intervention, there are indications that they may be willing ...

  11. Hydrocarbon export and production in Colombia. Present time and perspectives; Exportacion y produccion de hidrocarburos en Colombia: Actualidad y perspectiva

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    Herbert, Richard [BP Exploration (Colombia)

    1997-07-01

    The present projects of operation of new fields will increase the importance of Colombia as exporter of crude. This paper analyzes the process of operation and oil production in Colombia under three subjects: the transition process in this country, future challenges and the necessary associations between the private sector and the state for the success. A projection is made of the oil production in Colombia from 1980 to 2010, as well as of the reserves and production of gas. [Spanish] Los proyectos actuales de explotacion de nuevos campos aumentaran la importancia de Colombia como exportador de crudo. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de explotacion y produccion de petroleo en Colombia bajo tres temas: el proceso de transicion en este pais, sus retos futuros y las asociaciones entre el sector privado y el estado necesarias para el exito. Se hace una proyeccion de la produccion petrolera en Colombia de 1980 al 2010 asi como de las reservas y produccion de gas.

  12. UREDINALES DE PLANTAS CULTIVADAS DE INTERÉS FLORAL EN COLOMBIA UREDINALES OF CULTIVATED FLOWERS IN COLOMBIA

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    Víctor Manuel Pardo Cardona

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Treinta especies de Uredinales (royas se han registrado en Colombia parasitando a veintiseis especies de plantas cultivadas de interés floral comprendidas en 21 géneros y 15 familias botánicas. Se registra para Colombia y la zona andina de Sudamérica a Puccinia hemerocallidis Thuemen. Se confirma la presencia en Colombia de Puccinia antirrhini Dietel & Holway y Uromyces gladioli P. Hennings.Thirty species of Uredinales (rust fungi are registered in Colombia parasitizing 26 species of cultivated flowers belonging to 21 genera and 15 botanical families. Puccinia hemerocallidis Thuemen is a new record for Colombia and the Andean zone of South America. Puccinia antirrhini Dietel & Holway and Uromyces gladioli P. Hennings are first records for Colombia.

  13. Los hongos de colombia-ii: nuevas especies de uredinales

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    Buriticá, Pablo

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo incluye resultados parciales del estudio de los materiales coleccionados conjuntamente con el doctor Kent P. Dumont en Colombia y Ecuador. Es, por otra parte, la primera contribución hacia la preparación de una Flora Micológica de Colombia.  Se describen aquí cuatro especies nuevas de Uredinales, dos de las cuales se conocen únicamente de material coleccionado en Colombia, una del Ecuador y otra representada por ejemplares procedentes de Colombia y de Puerto Rico.

  14. Apoio social entre idosas de uma localidade de baixa renda no Munícipio do Rio de Janeiro Apoyo social entre ancianas de una localidad de baja renta en el Municipio de Rio de Janeiro Social support among elderly women in a low income area in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro

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    Ana Inês Sousa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar a percepção de disponibilidade e oferta de apoio social informal e formal entre idosas de uma localidade de baixa renda do Município do Rio de Janeiro. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, de corte seccional realizado por meio de inquérito domiciliar com 369 (83,5% idosas da comunidade. RESULTADOS: As mulheres tinham condição social desfavorável (49,3% eram não letrados, 71,3% não tinham companheiro, 62,3% referiram renda mensal de até um salário mínimo e 22,0% não tinham renda. Os tipos de apoio informais mais recebidos foram dinheiro, cuidado pessoal e companhia para se locomover. No entanto, elas se apoiavam no cuidado dos netos, moradia e dinheiro. Apenas 20% declararam receber apoio do Estado ou instituições, destacando-se, sobretudo, a cesta básica. As três principais fontes desses apoios formais foram: governo municipal, Igreja e governo estadual. CONCLUSÃO: O fluxo das relações de troca foi maior no sentido das idosas para suas famílias do que o contrário. Ao cuidar dos netos, as idosas possibilitavam que seus filhos trabalhem e, consequentemente, aumentem a renda familiar.OBJETIVO: Identificar la percepción de disponibilidad y ofrecimiento de apoyo social informal y formal entre ancianas de una localidad de baja renta del Municipio de Rio de Janeiro. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo, de corte seccional, realizado por medio de encuesta domiciliar con 369 (83,5% ancianas de la comunidad. RESULTADOS: Las mujeres tenían una condición social desfavorable (49,3% eran analfabetas, 71,3% no tenían compañero, 62,3% informaron una renta mensual de hasta un salario mínimo y 22,0% no tenían renta. Los tipos de apoyo informales más frecuentes fueron dinero, cuidado personal y compañía para la locomoción. Sin embargo, ellas apoyaban en el cuidado de los nietos, vivienda y dinero. Apenas 20% declararon recibir apoyo del estado o instituciones, destacándose, sobre todo, la alimentación b

  15. Steam injection in Colombia under challenging environment

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    Waghray, J.P. [Mansovar Energy Colombia Ltd (Colombia)

    2011-07-01

    Mansarovar Energy Columbia Ltd. is a company extracting heavy oil from its Colombian fields. In order to enhance the production and at the same time to contribute to the economic recovery, they are using the cyclic steam injection method. The aim of this presentation is to show what are the challenges facing heavy oil extraction in Colombia, what is the state of the art, and what needs to be improved. Heavy oil extraction in Colombia presents two sorts of challenges: operational ones related to sanding problems and diluents and gas availability; and commercial ones, related to low return rates. The use of steam injection in conventional wells can, however, increase both productivity and the rate of return while at the same time enhancing the recovery factor by 10 to 15%. For the future, improvement in drilling and completion, production, and steam efficiency will be necessary as well as the implementation of the appropriate enhanced oil recovery processes.

  16. Sirenomelia: two cases in Cali, Colombia.

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    Saldarriaga, Wilmar; Salcedo-Arellano, Maria Jimena; Ramirez-Cheyne, Julian

    2015-01-01

    We report two cases of sirenomelia, a rare congenital defect with a prevalence rate of 1:100 000 births; both cases were observed in Cali, Colombia. Both pregnant women were referred from Buenaventura, Colombia. The expecting mothers shared multiple adverse sociodemographic factors. Their homes were located in a city where the entire population is of low socioeconomic status living under conditions of extreme poverty. They were uneducated, with nutritional deficiencies and no access to drinking water most of the time. Both were exposed to water and fish from a nearby river contaminated with leachate from a poorly managed landfill. A similar relation was previously reported in Cali in 2005 between environmental factors and sirenomelia. We suggest that there is a common aetiological factor of environmental origin between these two sirenomelia cases and propose that exposure to derivatives from landfills should be included among the factors for this rare defect of multifactorial aetiological origin. PMID:25636631

  17. Conflict fields of journalistic praxis in Colombia

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    Rousbeh Legatis

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The chronic uncertainty for journalists and editors in carrying out their professional work in Colombia has many sources and has been serious for decades. Currently – besides indicators of extreme physical violence (such as daily attacks, abuse, kidnappings and murders – problem areas are strongly marking journalistic work in Colombia that are often neglected in the international discussion, such as inadequate training offerings, unsatisfactory infrastructure in the workplace, precarious wage situations, lack of independence in relationship to editors and a poorly taught understanding of professional ethics. These structural problems produce qualitative deficiencies – especially in conflict reportage. But instead of stagnation, change is occurring. Colombian journalists are revising their self-image, at the same time developing a problem consciousness in their own work, and are actively trying to correct the deficiencies.

  18. Franchises in Colombia, legal regulations and features

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    María Andrea Camacho Solana

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo es una reflexión sobre el estudio de la franquicia en Colombia y su desarrollo a través de los años. También analiza cómo los abogados sin tener ninguna regulación expresa han podido manejar esta figura, en particular con los Estados Unidos, que ha sido el país que ha tenido más injerencia en la evolución de este contrato en la economía colombiana. Se parte de un análisis de la figura en Colombia, de sus principales características y elementos, ejemplos prácticos de franquicias ...

  19. Franchises in Colombia, legal regulations and features

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    María Andrea Camacho Solana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es una reflexión sobre el estudio de la franquicia en Colombia y su desarrollo a través de los años. También analiza cómo los abogados sin tener ninguna regulación expresa han podido manejar esta figura, en particular con los Estados Unidos, que ha sido el país que ha tenido más injerencia en la evolución de este contrato en la economía colombiana. Se parte de un análisis de la figura en Colombia, de sus principales características y elementos, ejemplos prácticos de franquicias en el país y riesgos que puede presentar la figura.

  20. Colombia en la guerra de Corea Colombia in Korea ’s war

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    Adolfo León Atehortúa Cruz

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se ocupa de cinco aspectos poco explorados con respecto a la Guerra de Corea: la decisión de participar en el conflicto por parte del gobierno colombiano; la selección de los oficiales al frente del Batallón Colombia; la búsqueda de armas para el gobierno de Laureano Gómez; la experiencia obtenida por el Ejército de Colombia, y la influencia norteamericana profundizada con ella.This article refers five aspects scarcely explored on the Korea ’s War: the Colombian decision of participating in the conflict; the selection of the officials in the Battalion Colombia; the search for weapons by Laureano Gómez; the experience obtained by the Colombian Army, and the North American influence established on that period.

  1. Political participation and war in Colombia

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    García, Miguel; Hoskin, Gary

    2003-01-01

    This study analyses the impact of the war on political participation in the March 2002 elections to the lower house of the Colombian Congress. The specific research question is whether the dynamics of violence in Colombia has affected the way voters behaved in those elections. In order to provide some answers, this article seeks to pinpoint the relationship between war and democracy by focusing upon a key component of democratic regimes, namely political participation. The article is organize...

  2. Percepciones venezolanas sobre la crisis de colombia.

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    Miriam Kornblith.

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyzes the effects of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela and the perceptions of threat of the country's leading political actors regarding Colombia's security crisis. The author discusses the tangible consequences of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela. Second, the ways in which the security crisis has been perceived and politically maneuvered by the Venezuelan government is explored. Finally, the article traces the interaction been the securitization of security and defense iss...

  3. Plant Turnover and Structural Reforms in Colombia

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    Marcela Eslava; John Haltiwanger; Adriana Kugler; Maurice Kugler

    2006-01-01

    In a healthy economy, plant turnover increases aggregate productivity because efficient producers are more likely to survive. Given high entry and exit rates and the potential importance of turnover in accounting for aggregate productivity, in this paper we examine the determinants of plant exits and then examine how exits and other forms of output reallocation contribute to aggregate productivity. Using a unique plant-level longitudinal data set for Colombia for the period 1982-98, we examin...

  4. Tests psicológicos en Colombia

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    José M. González

    1977-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to find out test usage by Colombian psychologists, a questionnaire was sent to a sample of members of the Colombian Federation of Psychology. Thírty-three percent of the questionnaires were answered. The most widely used tests in Colombia are: (1 Weschler, (2 Rorschach, (3 Kuder, (4 TAT, and (5 CAT, HMP, and Raven. The results are compared with those found in other countries.

  5. Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation in Colombia

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    Pombo, Carlos; Luis H. Gutiérrez

    2007-01-01

    This paper studies the separation of ownership and control of 108 listed companies in Colombia from 1996 to 2002, finding that voting rights are greater than cash flow rights because of indirect ownership across firms. The paper also examines the association of various ownership and control measures and separation ratios with a firm’s value and performance for the same sample of companies that traded their stock from 1998 to 2002. Large blockholders were found to exert a positive influence up...

  6. The constitutional control system in Colombia

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    Luis Javier Moreno Ortiz

    2010-01-01

    The system of constitutional control in Colombia designed in the Legislative Act n.º 3 of 1910 is a milestone in a long and fruitful political and constitutional tradition owes much to his Hispanic roots and its American developments. Both the public action of unconstitutionality as the plea of unconstitutionality have clear precedents in the constitutionalism of Spain and the Colony were prepared by a Constituent Assembly acted with knowledge and faithfulness to that tradition and have been ...

  7. Depositor Behavior and Market Discipline in Colombia

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    Roberto Steiner; Adolfo Barajas

    2000-01-01

    This study examines how depositors choose among different banks and over time in Colombia, focusing on whether they discipline bank behavior. By controlling for a more comprehensive set of risk/return factors, the study improves upon conventional market discipline tests. Panel data estimations for 1985-99 show that depositors prefer banks with stronger fundamentals, and that banks tend to improve their fundamentals after being “punished” by depositors. Banks with stronger fundamentals benefit...

  8. Has plan Colombia ignored neighboring countries?

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    Andrade-Garzon, Celso.

    2008-01-01

    The United States government has two main concerns in South America's Andean region. The first is drug production and trafficking. This study focuses on the drug supply from the Andean region. The second concern is the insurgency conducted by Colombian narco-guerilla groups. The Colombian government is dedicated to defeating those illegal groups as the main cause of regional violence. Their primarily military strategy, implemented by local government, is Plan Colombia, which in the last s...

  9. Colombia : Creditor Rights and Insolvency Proceedings

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    Rouillon, Adolfo

    2006-01-01

    This article analyzes the legislation and institutions connected with creditor rights and insolvency proceedings in Colombia. It aims to contribute to the debate on the conditions required to restore the vitality of the Colombian credit environment. In relation to creditor rights, there is a particular emphasis on mechanisms for establishing security interests used in granting corporate credit. The analysis identifies the principal factors affecting the efficiency of security interests. These...

  10. Contributions to an orchid flora of colombia

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    Hawkes, Alex D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past several years the writer has been amassing materials for a proyected illustrated monographic treatment of the 0rchidaceae of Colombia. At an early date it became evident that the materials involved were insufficient for critical revisions of the vast majority of the complex genera involved. A large number of the typical specimens of Schlechters myriad Colombian taxa were destroyed during the Second World War, and since they were in the main unicates, must in many cases -until ...

  11. A transdisciplinary political science in Colombia

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    Julián Andrés Caicedo Ortiz; Sergio Angel Baquero; Julián Andrés Cuellar Argote

    2015-01-01

    The article proposes an epistemological interpretation of the disciplinary development of political science in Colombia. Through a hermeneutical exercise it builds the need to think and recognize the political science in a (trans) disciplinary way to show then that in the process of formation of the different faculties have participated professionals from different branches, revealing the difficulty to set up programs with disciplinary specificities. The article concludes that this transdisci...

  12. How Profitable is Higher Education in Colombia?

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    Gustavo Hernández

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the education premium for graduate students in Colombia, focusing on the screening hypothesis which is tested via sheepskin effects. A new dataset for higher education is constructed using administrative records of educational institutions and social security information. The findings suggest that the Colombian labor market places a high value on an individual’s alma mater, followed in, second place, by undergraduate field of study. Finally, the evidence also implies that ...

  13. The holding of the earth in Colombia

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    A description of the modern cadastre, the cadastral tendency to world level and its state in Colombia is done, as well as distribution of rural properties, in order to impelling to the sustainable development of the country, which depends on the summary, and upgrade and popularization of the use of the cadastral information. Finally some statistics coming from the national base of cadastre are done

  14. Colombia: la aplanadora minera a toda marcha

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    Grisales Gonzáles, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a brief characterization of the legislation governing the mining industry, particularly the reforms issued from the first decade of the century XXI, highlighting the incentives given to big business for the sake of turning Colombia into the country of destination large investments in this sector of the industry. It continues with some relevant figures regarding mining application and certification in the country, concluding with some relevant elements concerning the poss...

  15. Child soldiers in Colombia: Five views [Niños soldados en Colombia: cinco visiones

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    Jaime Alberto Carmona Parra

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper offers explanations of the meanings that push children to illegally armed groups in Colombia from the testimony of 21 demobilized young girls from the region of Antioquia (Colombia. The girls’ answers are placed on a typology of explanations drawn from academic reports, and compared to three samples of attributions of students, teachers and policemen of their same region. The visions “idealizing” and “criminalizing” mobilization are practically marginal in all samples. The dominant vision among the girls is called “self-assertive”. From the rest of the samples, as well as for the experts, the majority of the views are “victimizing”.

  16. Hohenbergia andina (bromeliaceae), nueva especie del noroccidente de colombia

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    Betancur, Julio

    2012-01-01

    Se describe e ilustra Hohenbergia andina J. Betancur, una interesante especie nueva de Bromeliaceae de la vertiente Occidental de los Andes en el noroccidente de Colombia. H. andina representa el primer registro del género para Colombia y aparentemente es endémica para la región de la que es descrita.

  17. Year of displaced people’s rights in Colombia

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    Marco Alberto Romero

    2007-01-01

    A Campaign for the Rights of Displaced People in Colombia, launched in 2007 by UNHCR, Colombian NGO CODHES and the Catholic Church, has tried to raise awareness in Colombia and the international community about the severity of the country’s displacement crisis and its failure to guarantee the rights of displaced people.

  18. A Geographical Information System for Malaria in Colombia (SIGMA)

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    A Geographical Information System for Malaria in Colombia (SIGMA) is introduced and its capabilities and modules are described. It allows the interactive visualization of the Colombian Ministry of Social Protection database at national, regional and municipal levels and the analysis of relationships with different environmental and climatic variables. SIGMA is a powerful decision support system for human health intervention and management programs in Colombia

  19. 76 FR 53165 - Certification Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia

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    2011-08-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Certification Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of... for aerial eradication of illicit crops in Colombia is being used in accordance with EPA...

  20. Colombia : Inputs for Sub-Regional Competitiveness Policies

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    2008-01-01

    In recent years, the Government of Colombia (GoC) has placed a high priority on competitiveness. Increasing globalization trends and Colombia's decision to increase trade integration, with the negotiation of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US, has led the government to focus on a complementary agenda to boost competitiveness in order to reap the benefits of increased trade integratio...

  1. THE GENUS SCLERIA (CYPERACEAE) IN COLOMBIA. AN UPDATED CHECKLIST

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    CAMELBEKE KONRAED; GOETGHEBEUR PAUL

    2002-01-01

    An updated, annotated checklist of the genus Scleria (Cyperaceae) for Colombia ispresented. An identification key to the 32 species recognized in this treatment isincluded. Following species are new records for Colombia: Scleria huberi, S.longigluma, S. macrogyne, S. martii, S. setuloso-ciliata, S. splitgerberiana, S.stipularis and S. tepuiensis.

  2. Ithomiini butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hymphalidae) of Antioquia, Colombia.

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    Giraldo, C E; Willmott, K R; Vila, R; Uribe, S I

    2013-04-01

    Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. However, economic and scientific investment in completing inventories of its biodiversity has been relatively poor in comparison with other Neotropical countries. Butterflies are the best studied group of invertebrates, with the highest proportion of known to expected species. More than 3,200 species of butterflies have been recorded in Colombia, although the study of the still many unexplored areas will presumably increase this number. This work provides a list of Ithomiini butterflies collected in the department of Antioquia and estimates the total number of species present, based on revision of entomological collections, records in the literature and field work performed between 2003 and 2011. The list includes 99 species and 32 genera, representing 27% of all Ithomiini species. We report 50 species of Ithomiini not formerly listed from Antioquia, and found the highest diversity of ithomiine species to be at middle elevations (900-1,800 m). The mean value of the Chao2 estimator for number of species in Antioquia is 115 species, which is close to a predicted total of 109 based on known distributions of other Ithomiini not yet recorded from the department. Nine species are potentially of particular conservation importance because of their restricted distributions, and we present range maps for each species. We also highlight areas in Antioquia with a lack of biodiversity knowledge to be targeted in future studies. This paper contributes to mapping the distribution of the Lepidoptera of Antioquia department in particular and of Colombia in general. PMID:23949748

  3. Energy resources of Pacific Coast of Colombia

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    Bueno Salazar, R.

    1986-07-01

    Despite failure of modest exploration efforts to yield commercial hydrocarbon production in the Choco-Pacific coastal basin of Colombia, recent geophysical, geochemical, and surface geologic investigations indicate a potential for petroleum accumulations, which could be related to fields located on the western basins of Ecuador that in fact constitute an extension of the Colombian Pacific geologic scheme. The Choco-Pacific coastal basin of Colombia covers an area of approximately 70,000 km/sup 2/, of which 14,000 km/sup 2/ lies offshore. The structural style of this area corresponds to a convergent plate basin created over folded oceanic sediments and adjacent to the subduction zone. Such a framework could be conducive to an attractive array of potential hydrocarbon-bearing traps. Geochemical knowledge of potential source rocks of Cretaceous and early Tertiary age confers an added attraction to the area. Most evaluations reveal kerogen-rich, gas-prone organic matter. Nevertheless, the existence of oil seeps from Cretaceous outcrops could indicate sufficient thermal maturity for oil generation. Adequate reservoirs could be found in sandy or calcareous rocks of late Eocene to Oligocene age, predominantly of marine origin with an estimated thickness exceeding 20,000 ft. Colombia has been one of the leading world producers of gold and platinum, mostly derived from the vast alluvial cover of the onshore area of the basin. In rocks cropping out in the Western Cordillera (eastern margin of the basin), deposits of potentially commercial value of porphyry copper and molybdenum, as well as massive sulfur, manganese, and bauxite, have been found.

  4. Taxation and Economic Growth in Colombia

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    Steiner, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    This Working Paper assesses the impact on investment of a reduction in corporate taxes and the impact on employment, labor formality, and growth of a reduction in non-wage labor costs in Colombia. First, and following Hall and Jorgensen (1967), we estimate an investment function, which depends on the user cost of capital, one of whose determinants is the corporate tax rate. Our estimations suggest that a reduction of the corporate tax rate from 33 to 23 percent--as originally envisioned by th...

  5. Condiciones laborales en enfermeras de Cartagena, Colombia

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    ZULEIMA COGOLLO MILANÉS; EDNA GÓMEZ BUSTAMANTE

    2010-01-01

    Objetivo: identificar las condiciones laborales del profesional de enfermería en instituciones de salud en Cartagena, Colombia. Método: se diseñó un estudio descriptivo que incluyó personal de enfermería de instituciones públicas y privadas. El cuestionario preguntaba características demográficas, características del cargo desempeñado, relaciones laborales, tipo de contratación, condición de seguridad laboral y la escala de satisfacción laboral SL-SPC que explora elementos materiales o de inf...

  6. The Colombia Plan: a model for intervention?

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    Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available In the context of the deep crisis the Andean region is going through, Colombia’s situation is the most catastrophic and potentially serves as a model for external intervention in internal affairs in the hemisphere. The author examines this new kind of war the countryis experiencing as well as the so called new external interventionism and possible solutions to the conflict. This armed conflict is a mix of political war, criminal violence and a systematic violation of human rights. The importance of the outcome is encouraging external interference and the United States with its multimillion dollar contribution to the Colombia Plan is playing an ever more important role.

  7. The constitutional control system in Colombia

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    Luis Javier Moreno Ortiz

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The system of constitutional control in Colombia designed in the Legislative Act n.º 3 of 1910 is a milestone in a long and fruitful political and constitutional tradition owes much to his Hispanic roots and its American developments. Both the public action of unconstitutionality as the plea of unconstitutionality have clear precedents in the constitutionalism of Spain and the Colony were prepared by a Constituent Assembly acted with knowledge and faithfulness to that tradition and have been and are institutions of our capital social and democratic state of law.

  8. Percepciones venezolanas sobre la crisis de colombia.

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    Miriam Kornblith.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the effects of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela and the perceptions of threat of the country's leading political actors regarding Colombia's security crisis. The author discusses the tangible consequences of the Colombian conflict in Venezuela. Second, the ways in which the security crisis has been perceived and politically maneuvered by the Venezuelan government is explored. Finally, the article traces the interaction been the securitization of security and defense issues in Venezuela, and perceptions about the Colombian security crisis and its effects.

  9. Turismo en colombia: un sector en crecimiento

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    César Augusto Prieto Cárdenas

    2014-01-01

    El turismo es un sector aún en crecimiento en Colombia que requiere para su fortalecimiento del capital humano primordialmente, permitiendo la dinamización intensiva del empleo. Como respuesta al fortalecimiento de este sector, los dos últimos gobiernos han señalado al turismo como una herramienta clave para el crecimiento, adoptando una política dirigida a poner mayor énfasis en la oferta turística y a incrementar los recursos para la promoción del país. Según el DANE, el turismo es el terce...

  10. Why does Colombia lack agricultural commodity futures?

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    Pablo Moreno-Alemay

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the reasons why futures contracts are not traded as an alternative to price hedging for agricultural goods in Colombia. Based on surveys, interviews and statistical analysis, this study identified that conceptual gaps in contract negotiation, lack of consensus in the agricultural sector regarding the use of financial mechanisms and the sector’s infrequent contact with Colombia’s financial institutions, are the main reasons why a futures contracts market has not emerged.

  11. Puertos para el siglo XXI en Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2008-01-01

    En la cuenca del Pacífico se generan 2/3 del PIB mundial. Por lo tanto, aunque la cuenca del Atlántico mantiene su importancia, la del Pacífico es la cuenca de la economía del Siglo XXI. Pese a nuestra posición geoestratégica, por descuido en la actual infraestructura portuaria, Colombia no se ha articulado a las rutas interoceánicas donde se imponen las grandes embarcaciones, con capacidad por encima de 75 mil toneladas. Mientras el Pacífico sólo tiene en Buenaventura un puerto estructuralme...

  12. Comercio de fauna silvestre en colombia.

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    Mancera Rodríguez, Néstor Javier; Reyes García, Otto

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo ofrece un panorama sobre las actividades relacionadas con el comercio de bienes derivados de las especies de fauna silvestre en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva, el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país y el desarrollo y promoción de alternativas productivas sustentadas en su aprovechamiento. Se analizó la información secundaria de entidades como el Ministerio de Ambiente, Viv...

  13. La Seguridad Social en Salud en Colombia

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    Luz M. Diaz

    2008-01-01

    El presente documento tiene por objeto analizar en qué medida ha existido una correspondencia real entre los códigos originalmente establecidos y los valores para los cuales fue creada la política de seguridad social en salud en Colombia, y si en su trayectoria ha tenido una significativa contribución al desarrollo nacional. Para responder a estas dos preguntas claves se ha partido de un análisis del proceso de reforma, transición y privatización de la seguridad social en salud desde la exped...

  14. A transdisciplinary political science in Colombia

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    Julián Andrés Caicedo Ortiz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The article proposes an epistemological interpretation of the disciplinary development of political science in Colombia. Through a hermeneutical exercise it builds the need to think and recognize the political science in a (trans disciplinary way to show then that in the process of formation of the different faculties have participated professionals from different branches, revealing the difficulty to set up programs with disciplinary specificities. The article concludes that this transdisciplinary methodology leads to a diversity and an evanescent definition of the object of study, that while not constituting an epistemological disadvantage, prove the lack of a cohesive and identity element for the discipline

  15. Notas sobre fiebre amarilla en colombia

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    Patiño Camargo, Luis

    2011-01-01

    I-Introducción ll.-Datos clínicos anteriores al período de las investigaciones de laboratorio. Época colonial. III-Período de laboratorio anterior al descubrimiento de los animales receptivos. IV.-Período posterior al descubrimiento de los animales receptivos y a la prueba de protección. V.-Trabajos en Colombia durante el período de las investigaciones. VI. El servicio de fiebre amarilla cooperativo entre el Departamento Nacional de Higiene y la Fundación Rockejeller. VIl.-Consideraciones gen...

  16. Labor Market Rigidities and Informality in Colombia

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    Camilo Mondragón-Vélez; Ximena Peña; Daniel Wills

    2010-01-01

    Informality is at the center of the economic debate in Colombia, fueled by the high level prevalent in the country and its substantial increase during the 1990s. We study the effect of labor market rigidities, namely the increase in non-wage costs and the minimum wage on the size of the informal sector, the transition into and out of informality, and wages. Our results indicate that rises in non-wage costs and the minimum wage, increase the probability of transition into informality as well a...

  17. Shadow Banking y Liquidez en Colombia.

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    Pamela Cardozo; Jorge Cely; Andrés MUrcia

    2013-01-01

    En este estudio calculamos un indicador de la actividad de shadow banking en Colombia para el período comprendido entre enero de 2011 y marzo de 2013. Dicho indicador sugiere que esta actividad ha venido incrementándose y representa cerca del 9,9% del PIB de 2012. Adicionalmente, evaluamos el nivel de prociclicidad que puede tener la decisión de apalancamiento de un grupo de intermediarios financieros especialmente asociados a este tipo de actividad, encontrando que dicha prociclicidad está a...

  18. Environmental occurrence of arsenic in Colombia: A review

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    The international literature on the presence of arsenic (As) in Latin America does not disclose the true magnitude of the presence of As in Colombia. In this paper, we summarize the literature on As occurrence in Colombia. The data reveal that As is present in matrices such as soil, sediments and water and in the food chain. Some of the As concentrations exceed the limits specified by national and international regulations. Arsenic higher concentrations are associated with mining regions (e.g., soils, up to 148 mg/kg; sediments, up to 1400 mg/kg) and agricultural areas (e.g., vegetables, up to 5.40 mg/kg; irrigation water, up to 255 μg/L), and underscore the potential human and environmental risks associated with the presence of As in the country. This review highlights the importance of focusing research on understanding the occurrence, origin and distribution of As in Colombia to better understand its environmental and public health impact. -- Highlights: • Information about arsenic (As) studies in Colombia is provided. • Occurrence of As in Colombia. • Compilation help to increase knowledge of As presence in Latin America. • Need for more research on the occurrence, origin, distribution, speciation and remediation of As in Colombia. -- This review communicates the untold story of arsenic in Colombia and draws attention to the need for more rigorous research on the metalloid. It also contributes to the information available on As in Latin America

  19. The Drug War and International Cooperation: the Case of Colombia

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    Rosen, Jonathan D.; Roberto Zepeda Martínez

    2016-01-01

    This article examines the U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia with respect to drug trafficking. The analysis concentrates not only on the War on Drugs in Colombia but also on the interests of the U.S. in this country and in the region as a whole. The position of Colombia in the War on Drugs and the response of Washington to this problem highlight the foreign policy of the U.S. towards other countries in the region regarding drug trafficking and organized crime. This work analyzes cooperation...

  20. The War on Drugs in Colombia and Mexico: failed strategies

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    Daniel Rosen, Jonathan; Zepeda Martínez, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    Objectives:to identify and evaluate the experience of the strategies and results of the war on drugs in Colombia and Mexico through initiatives such as Plan Colombia and the Merida Initiative.Methodology: in order to analyze programs of anti-narcotics cooperation in the Americas, particularly among the United States, Colombia and Mexico a qualitative method was used. The analysis was focused on the production and trafficking of drugs, criminal organizations or drug cartels and violence levels...

  1. Is There a Culture of Violence in Colombia?

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    Peter Waldmann

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available During the past decade, economic factors have been given a prominent role in explaining political violence. The example of Colombia shows that economic factors can explain the ubiquitous nature of violence in that country only in the context of a socio-culturally rooted propensity to use violence. The study draws on relevant published research to identify evidence of a culture of violence in Colombia and discusses the structural conditions that allow or cause such a culture to arise. It is shown that violence in Colombia cannot be explained without taking into account cultural factors that are in turn dependent on other explanatory factors, including economic ones.

  2. Persistentorganic pollutants in Colombia: quantificationand diagnosisfororganochlorine pesticides

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    César Augusto García Ubaque

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available To meet Colombia commitments with Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs, the country carried out identification and quantification of organochlorine pesticide stocks, in order to update and consolidate information on storage sites and contaminated soils. Methodology proposed by the United Nations program for development (UNDP was used and covered the following stages: (a consultation of secondary information available in previous inventories, (b review activities related to these products life cycle, (c location of warehouses and sites of destruction or burial and (d visit a sample of identified sites. Colombia has 159 812 kg of DDT in stock and it was estimated 88 629 m3 of contaminated soil by POPs pesticides. It were unable to identify a vast underreporting quantities of pesticides used and contaminated sites, not only in the country, but in inventories in other countries of the region; reflecting that the reported results are partial and contamination from unidentified sources may occur. It is important to intensify activities of research and innovation not only for wastes and contaminated soils treatment, but for agricultural production and crop protection.

  3. Tuberculosis control and managed competition in Colombia.

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    Arbelaez, Maria Patricia; Gaviria, Marta Beatriz; Franco, Alvaro; Restrepo, Roman; Hincapié, Doracelly; Blas, Erik

    2004-01-01

    Law 100 introduced the Health Sector Reform in Colombia, a model of managed competition. This article addresses the effects of this model in terms of output and outcomes of TB control. Trends in main TB control indicators were analysed using secondary data sources, and 25 interviews were done with key informants from public and private insurers and provider institutions, and from the health directorate level. We found a deterioration in the performance of TB control: a decreasing number of BCG vaccine doses applied, a reduction in case finding and contacts identification, low cure rates and an increasing loss of follow up, which mainly affects poor people. Fragmentation occurred as the atomization and discontinuity of the technical processes took place, there was a lack of coordination, as well as a breakdown between individual and collective interventions, and the health information system began to disintegrate. The introduction of the Managed Competition (MC) in Colombia appeared to have adverse effects on TB control due to the dominance of the economic rationality in the health system and the weak state stewardship. Our recommendations are to restructure the reform's public health component, strengthen the technical capacity in public health of the state, mainly at the local and departmental levels, and to improve the health information system by reorienting its objectives to public health goals. PMID:15686059

  4. Case studies: Managing nuclear information in Colombia

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    Full text: The advances in the managing of nuclear information in Colombia are presented, this has allowed recapturing the activities starting from 1999 contributing the INIS with the results of the investigations related with the OIEA mission, for benefit of the international scientific community. In Colombia, the nuclear documental handling were first performed by the Institute of Nuclear Affairs (IAN) and then by the Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Alternative Energy (INEA). Later on in 1998 these functions were assigned to INGEOMINAS; in such a way that INGEOMINAS has been playing this role. At the present time INGEOMINAS has the nuclear information and the documentation that in accordance with its nature as geological service includes (geology, mining, underground waters, geotechnics, and geophysics among other), however; until two years ago two libraries were established, specialized in nuclear topics, both with headquarters in Bogota. Once the documentation was organized in the two documental centers (Library and Technical Documents) some contracts have been made in order to scanning the Technical Reports (texts and maps) stored in the Center of Technical Documents; in such a way that today we have approximately 80% of the technical documents in digital format. The technical reports are indexed in the documental database; called SERMIN (Metadata service) which can be seen through Internet (www.ingeominas.gov.co). The books, congress memories, thesis, magazines and other materials related to nuclear topics located in the library, are not yet indexed in the documental database. For this year we plan to hire a company to compile the metadata in order to become available through the Internet. Starting 1999 INGEOMINAS reactivated the activities and compromises with the International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA; a new INIS - Liaison Officer was named and Colombia restarted activities as realization, indexing and sending of records to the INIS System in Vienna; as

  5. Hohenbergia Andina (Bromeliaceae), nueva especie del noroccidente de Colombia Hohenbergia Andina (Bromeliaceae), nueva especie del noroccidente de Colombia

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    Betancur Julio

    1991-01-01

    Se describe e ilustra Hohenbergia andina J. Betancur, una interesante especie nueva de Bromeliaceae de la vertiente Occidental de los Andes en el noroccidente de Colombia. H. andina representa el primer registro del género para Colombia y aparentemente es endémica para la región de la que es descrita. Hohenbergia andina J, Betancur, an interesting new species of Bromeliaceae from the western slopes of the Andes in Colombia is described and ilustred, and its distribution is discussed. H. andin...

  6. MORTALIDAD POR CÁNCER EN COLOMBIA EN 2005 Cancer mortality in Colombia in 2005

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    Francisco Luis Ochoa-Jaramillo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Durante el año 2005, el cáncer cobró la vida de 7,6 millones de personas en el mundo, de los cuales el 75 por ciento de ellas se presentaron en países de bajos o medianos ingresos. Objetivo. Describir la mortalidad por cáncer en Colombia en 2005. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo-retrospectivo de las muertes por cáncer en Colombia en 2005 utilizando la base de datos de los certificados de defunción del DANE y los datos oficiales del último censo. Se ajustaron las tasas nacional y específica por sexo utilizando EpiDat 3.1®. Resultados. De las 189.022 defunciones en Colombia el 17,8 por ciento fueron por cáncer, para una tasa bruta de 81,3/100.000 habitantes. La edad promedio de las defunciones fue de 64,3 ± 18 años. Dos de cada tres defunciones ocurrieron en mayores de sesenta años. Entre los hombres las primeras causas fueron los tumores de estómago, próstata, pulmón y bronquios, mientras que en las mujeres fueron los de mama, estómago y cuello uterino. Bogotá, Antioquia y Valle contribuyeron con el 46 por ciento de las defunciones, y los departamentos del Eje Cafetero, junto con Valle y Antioquia, presentaron las tasas más elevadas de muerte por cáncer. Conclusión. El cáncer tiene una gran carga en la morbi mortalidad del país, por lo que es urgente priorizar las políticas orientadas a esta enfermedad en una población que envejece. Se requiere mayor compromiso del personal sanitario para solicitar las pruebas de tamizaje reglamentadas en Colombia. Son necesarios más estudios sobre el comportamiento de los tumores en el país, especialmente en las zonas de mayor riesgoBackground. In 2005, cancer killed 7.6 million people worldwide, of which 75 percent of them occurred in low and middle incomes. Objective. To describe cancer mortality in Colombia in 2005. Materials and methods. Retrospective descriptive study of cancer deaths in Colombia in 2005 using the database of death certificates and DANE last

  7. Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) in snakes from Colombia Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) en ofidios de Colombia

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    Carolina Lenis; Juan Camilo Arredondo; José Ignacio Calle

    2009-01-01

    Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 is a parasite that has been identified in snakes from different locations in Colombia and is considered of veterinary importance. Here, we present a redescription based on morphological traits of juveniles and adults. Parasite burden of O. heterocoelium in the host varied between 3-207 individuals which were localized in the oral cavity of snakes, causing damage that range from small infections to mechanical obstruction of the esophagus and Jacobson's ...

  8. Situation and perspectives for biofuels in Colombia; Situacion y perspectiva de biocombustibles en Colombia

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    Kafarov, Viatcheslav; Ojeda, Karina; Sanchez, Eduardo [Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS/CISYC), Bucaramanga (Colombia). Centro de Investigaciones en Simulacion y Control

    2006-07-01

    The article presents the situation, perspectives and forecasting of biofuel production in Colombia, such as bioethanol and biodiesel, take into account that for the country's development it is necessary improve the efficiency of power generation processes and optimization of fuel consumption in the transportation sectors, ensuring rational use of energy. Also presents the 'Programa Nacional de Alcoholes Carburantes' with its legal aspects.

  9. A new termite (Isoptera, Termitidae, Syntermitinae, Macuxitermes) from Colombia.

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    Postle, Anthony C; Scheffrahn, Rudolf H

    2016-01-01

    A new species of termite, Macuxitermes colombicus Postle & Scheffrahn is described from soldiers and workers collected from Departamento Magdalena, Colombia. The soldier of Macuxitermes colombicus differs from its lone congener in having no protuberances on the head capsule. PMID:27408525

  10. Una nueva especie de Hyptis (Labiatae) de Colombia

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    Fernández Alonso, José Luis

    2010-01-01

    Se describe e ilustra Hyptis jacobi Fern. Alonso, una nueva especie de porte arbustivo, conocida sólo de la cuenca media del río Chicamocha (departamento de Santander) en la vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Oriental de Colombia. Esta planta que tiene alguna afinidad con la especie andina H. tafallae (sección Umbellatae) es muy diferente de las especies de Hyptis conocidas previamente de Colombia.

  11. Is There a Culture of Violence in Colombia?

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    2007-01-01

    During the past decade, economic factors have been given a prominent role in explaining political violence. The example of Colombia shows that economic factors can explain the ubiquitous nature of violence in that country only in the context of a socio-culturally rooted propensity to use violence. The study draws on relevant published research to identify evidence of a culture of violence in Colombia and discusses the structural conditions that allow or cause such a culture to arise. It is sh...

  12. Malaria in gold-mining areas in Colombia

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    Angélica Castellanos; Pablo Chaparro-Narváez; Cristhian David Morales-Plaza; Alberto Alzate; Julio Padilla; Myriam Arévalo; Sócrates Herrera

    2016-01-01

    Gold-mining may play an important role in the maintenance of malaria worldwide. Gold-mining, mostly illegal, has significantly expanded in Colombia during the last decade in areas with limited health care and disease prevention. We report a descriptive study that was carried out to determine the malaria prevalence in gold-mining areas of Colombia, using data from the public health surveillance system (National Health Institute) during the period 2010-2013. Gold-mining was more prevalent in th...

  13. Riesgo operativo en el sector salud en Colombia

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    Franco-Arbeláez, Luis Ceferino; Franco-Ceballos, Luis Eduardo; Murillo-Gómez, Juan Guillermo; VENEGAS-MARTÍNEZ, FRANCISCO

    2015-01-01

    In this research, based on the guidelines of the Basel agreements and its relationships with the health sector according to the respective resolutions of the Ministry of Social Protection of Colombia, the operational risk in the social security in Colombia is quantified in the context of so-called advanced measurement approaches (AMA), particularly the Loss Distribution Approach (LDA). To do this, the Monte Carlo simulation method and the Panjer’s (1981) recursion algorithm are used.

  14. Colombia : Country Economic Memorandum, The Foundations for Competitiveness

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    2005-01-01

    Since Colombia's last Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) (1989) the country has endured several years of slow growth, burgeoning fiscal deficits, and high levels of debt. Colombia now is seeking to join a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States in the hope of stimulating growth and improving living conditions for the country as a whole. In response to the opportunities and challenges presented by the proposed FTA with the United States, the Colombian government has launched an "inter...

  15. Determining rainfall thresholds that trigger landslides in Colombia

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    Considering that rainfall is the natural event that more often triggers landslides, it is important to study the relationship between this phenomenon and the occurrence of earth mass movements, by determining rainfall thresholds that trigger landslides in different zones of Colombia. The research presents a methodology that allows proposing rainfall thresholds that trigger landslides in Colombia, by means of a relationship between the accumulated rain in the soil (antecedent rainfall) and the rain that falls the day of the landslide occurrence (event rainfall)

  16. Alternative feedstuffs for swine in Colombia: what are our options?

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    Jorge H Agudelo Trujillo

    2009-01-01

    Both the increasing demand of grains for food and the recent ethanol crisis have an economic impact on swine producers in many countries, including Colombia. The continuous increase in grain and corn prices push swine nutritionists everywhere to search for alternative energy feedstuffs in order to provide adequate feed to pigs. Colombia, where a variety of crops are grown, lacks effective alternative feedstuffs to replace corn, which is widely used as the main energy ingredient in common anim...

  17. Guerrilla violence in Colombia: examining causes and consequences

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    Roman, Juan F.

    1994-01-01

    Approved for public release, distribution unlimited Colombia's history is replete with acts of political violence. Guerrilla violence has been of major historical significance in the country, where guerrilla groups have operated without interruption since the mid-1940s. This thesis investigates the causes and consequences of guerrilla violence in Colombia. The research begins with an examination of the country's political history, in which the constant oscillation between two traditional p...

  18. Unpublished Documents for the History of Education in Colombia

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    Fernando Betancourt-Serna; Carolina Tovar Torres

    2012-01-01

    Territory Education journal attached to the Institute of Scientific Research of the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Philosophy and Arts of the University Foundation Juan de Castellanos opens this section under the title of unpublished historical documents for Education in Colombia. The publication of these sources is modeled after the trail left by the Hon. Prof. Dr. D. Guillermo Hernandez de Alba (1909 - 1988) with his monumental Documents for the history of education in Colombia; work of ...

  19. El género polypogon (poaceae: pooideae) en colombia

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    Se dan a conocer dos novedades para la flora de Colombia: Polypogon monspeliensisy Polypogon viridis. Se presenta una sinopsis del género para Colombia, la queincluye la distribución geográfica, las preferencias ecológicas, los nombres vulgares,los números cromosómicos y las afinidades morfológicas para las cuatro especiespresentes en el territorio colombiano, así como una clave para reconocerlas.

  20. State of the knowledge of flora of hepaticas of Colombia

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    The Colombian hepatic flora is a very rich one. About 60% of all the species of tropical America and one sixth of the world's hepaticas occur in Colombia. The country has more species than the whole of Africa south of the Sahara and almost twice as many as Europe. The new catalogue of the hepaticas of Colombia accepts 840 species (in 36 families and 136 genera): 832 species of Hepaticae and 8 species of Anthocerotae

  1. Amendment of the Foreign lnvestment Juridical regime in Colombia

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    Cristina Vargas Guzman

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available Colombia, integrated in the Andean Group, is now going through a period of economic and institutional modernization and has initiated a serie of modifications, specially of its international trade, finantial, tax, exchange and labour regimes. These have involved some changes which guarantee legislative stability to investors and thus set the grounds for the foreign participation in the economic modernization and internationalization process in Colombia. These facilities need the support of developed countries to achieve its aims.

  2. The Intersection of Violence and Land Inequality in Modern Colombia

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    Nelson, Laurence Gabriel

    2014-01-01

    This dissertation examines the emergence and endurance of state-sponsored land reform in Colombia. Despite inadequate results from two previous rounds of land reform, Colombia's current president instituted a bill in 2011 that promised to return land to poor farmers displaced by a forty-year conflict that involved the military, anti-government insurgent groups, paramilitary organizations, and narco-traffickers. During the latter stages of this devastating conflict, 57% of Colombian municipali...

  3. Estado actual de la esclerosis múltiple en Colombia

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    Jiménez, C.E.

    2015-01-01

    Dos estudios epidemiológicos de esclerosis múltiple (EM) la describen como de bajo riesgo en Colombia. Hay, sin embargo, nuevos sistemas de información que permiten una aproximación más precisa. El objetivo de este artículo es estimar la prevalencia nacional de EM, así como por regiones del país, y analizar los costos de los fármacos usados en Colombia.

  4. El Sistema de patentes en Colombia

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    Rafael Viana Barceló

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se realiza un análisis económico del Sistema de Patentes de Colombia. Para ello, se establece el efecto que tienen las patentes concedidas a los inventores foráneos sobre la Inversión Extranjera Directa y el Producto Interno Bruto Nacional, a través de la técnica de regresión de data panel. De igual manera, se identifican los sectores económicos que registran mayores tasas de innovación por parte de los inventores nacionales y extranjeros. Se muestra que el sistema nacional de propiedad intelectual tiene un grado de fortaleza acorde con el resto de países latinoamericanos; para ello, se construye un índice de grado de fortalecimiento de sistema de patente nacional que luego será comparado con el de otros países latinos.Palabras Clave: Sistema de Patentes; Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual; Inversión Directa extranjera; Producto Interno Bruto e innovación tecnológica. The system of patents in ColombiaAbstractIn this document an economic analysis of the System of Patents of Colombia is made. For it, the effect that has the patents granted to the foreign inventors on the Direct Foreign Investment and the Internal Product Gross National, through the technique of regression of data settles down panel. Of equal way, the economic sectors are identified that register greater rates of innovation on the part of the national and foreign inventors.Sample that the national system of intellectual property has a degree of agreed strength with the rest of Latin American countries; for it, an index of degree of fortification of system of national patent is constructed that soon will be compared with the one of other Latin countries.Keywords: System Patent; Rights of Intellectual Property; Foreign Direct Investment; Gross Domestic Product and Technology Innovation.

  5. Colombia's "National Project for Sex Education".

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    Martinez Mendez, Z

    1996-01-01

    Colombia's National Project for Sex Education, established in 1993, seeks to change negative views of sexuality, further social justice through a redefinition of traditional gender roles, promote reproductive health and sexual responsibility, and encourage respect and self-determination within families. Given the racial and cultural diversity within Colombian society, as well as a trend toward school decentralization and autonomy, there is no single curriculum. To date, more than 2000 teachers have attended 180 workshops on human sexuality. To ensure a future supply of trained teachers, universities are being asked to implement sex education studies. In addition, 36 regional teams have been formed and 145 people have been trained in program development. 12 sexuality education booklets have been prepared, as well as poster displays, media advertisements, and videotapes. Program evaluation will be an important component of this strategy. PMID:12320001

  6. psicólogo en Colombia

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    Víctor Hugo Charria Ortiz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, en Colombia, ha crecido el interés por la identificación y evaluación de las competencias como elemento de formación y posterior desarrollo profesional. Es de interés de este artículo, abordar el concepto de competencia a partir de múltiples definiciones y posturas teóricas del concepto, y que dan cuenta al lector acerca de la pluralidad que entrañan según sea su utilización. También se mostrarán diferentes clasificaciones que los estudiosos del constructo atribuyen a la competencia y, finalmente, se describirán algunos estudios y posiciones que se han desarrollado sobre las competencias del psicólogo profesional, con énfasis en el caso colombiano.

  7. El TLC y la seguridad en Colombia.

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    Ann C. Mason.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States has led to discussions of the negative consequences that such an accord might have for Colombian security in the event that the rural economy is further weakened. Although the relation between deteriorating economic conditions in the countryside and a worsened security environment is easy to establish, establishing a link between agricultural development and improved security is not as simple. This article suggests that a FTA that spurs rural economic development could improve Colombia’s security situation, but it could also have the unexpected effect of increasing security by providing resources to illegal armed groups. The author argues that in order for economic development to have a positive effect upon the security issue, it should be complemented with the development of private and public institutions, and adequate guarantees of public order on the part of the state.

  8. Imaginaries of Judicial Practices in Cali, Colombia

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    Lina Buchely

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the emotions of users and functionaries involved in the justice system and the administration of justice in Cali, Colombia. The analysis presented argues that the state not only employs a bureaucratic rational language but also invokes emotions and feelings. In this sense, it is not only the central imaginaries of the state justice system and judicial processes but also the idea of justice itself that is marked by tediousness, delay and chaos, imaginaries of the system that were identified by the users and the officials involved in the administration of the system. There is no justice if it is not a process that is tedious, marked by ritual, mysticism, disorder and difficulties. These findings demonstrate that, against liberal discourses that emphasize the order, unity and rationality of public actions, that the power of the state actually operates through the disaggregated, the irrational and the emotional, a much wider and inexplicable framework.

  9. Colombia a la espera del tren andino

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2014-01-01

    Colombia ha perdido 33 escaños en el ranking de valoración del sistema logístico internacional entre 160 países, elaborado por el Banco Mundial, en el que advierte del rezago del país respecto a los miembros de la Alianza del Pacífico. Pero gracias a que los fletes carreteros con el tren se pueden reducir 3 a 4 veces y con el río Magdalena 6, la solución a esta problemática se puede dar implementando la multimodalidad, integrando la Región Andina conectando el Altiplano con dicha hidrovía y c...

  10. Native Colombia: Contact, Conquest and Colonial Populations

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    Villamarín, Juan

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Studies done on Colombia’s population history during the last three decades have been influenced by the ideas, methods and approaches of Woodrow Borah. We will discuss three issues that he and Sherburne Cook considered in the course of their work on Latin American demography – probable size of native populations on the eve of European contact; the effects of climate and elevation on the intensity of different groups’ decline; and the impact on native populations of diseases brought from the Old World to the New. We examine the information available on Colombia’s diverse highland and lowland regions, and in that context explore questions that have arisen recently regarding nutrition and health levels of native people prior to European conquest.

    Los estudios que se han realizado sobre la historia demográfica de Colombia durante las tres últimas décadas se han visto influidos por las ideas, métodos y planteamientos de Woodrow Borah. Discutiremos tres aspectos que él y Sherburne Cook han tenido en cuenta a lo largo de sus trabajos sobre la demografía latinoamericana: el volumen de la población nativa en vísperas del contacto con los europeos; los efectos del clima y de la altitud en el declive de la intensidad demográfica de los diferentes grupos; y el impacto en la población nativa de las enfermedades procedentes del Viejo Mundo. Examinamos la información disponible en el altiplano y en la zona costera de Colombia y, en dicho contexto, valoramos cuestiones que han surgido recientemente con relación a los niveles de nutrición y salud de la población nativa antes de la conquista europea.

  11. 78 FR 47046 - Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental...

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    2013-08-02

    ... and protection of biodiversity, and strengthening of environmental law enforcement. Article III of the... Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation... the first United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Work Program. SUMMARY: The...

  12. On The Crisis Hypothesis of Economic Reform: Colombia 1989-91

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    Sebastián Edwards; Roberto Steiner

    2000-01-01

    On July 1999 Colombia entered into an extended facility agreement with the IMF. Clearly, problems currently affecting Colombia go well beyond economics, as political and social tensions have intensified. Many of the policies contemplated in the IMF progra

  13. A new species and new records of Cryptodacus (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru

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    Cryptodacus bernardoi Rodriguez & Rodriguez, new species, is described from Colombia. It was reared from fruits of Phoradendron sp. near piperoides (Kunth) Trel. New distribution records are reported for Cryptodacus ornatus Norrbom from Colombia and Peru, for Cryptodacus trinotatus Norrbom & Korytko...

  14. Freed together, split by creed - A comparative study of the development strategies of Colombia and Venezuela

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    Colombia and Venezuela were once united as Gran Colombia, but since the liberation under Simon Bolivar in 1819, both countries have since taken different paths. Especially during the 1990’s, where Colombia implemented Neoliberalism, while Hugo Chavez initiated the Bolivarian Revolution. This comparative study defined criterias for economic success and social justice, which will be used to measure the performance of both countries on the basis of different indicators. While Colombia performs b...

  15. Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae in snakes from Colombia Ochetosoma heterocoelium (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae en ofidios de Colombia

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    Carolina Lenis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 is a parasite that has been identified in snakes from different locations in Colombia and is considered of veterinary importance. Here, we present a redescription based on morphological traits of juveniles and adults. Parasite burden of O. heterocoelium in the host varied between 3-207 individuals which were localized in the oral cavity of snakes, causing damage that range from small infections to mechanical obstruction of the esophagus and Jacobson's organ. The low levels of abundance and prevalence in the snakes Leptodeira septentrionalis, Bothriechis schlegelli, Bothrops asper and Porthidium nasutum coming from the localities of Maceo, Vegachí and Acandí regions, suggest that the parasite is not a threat to the snakes of Colombia. We propose a treatment program that consists of manual removal of Digenea as well as treating snakes with antihelminthics, the applaying of soft antiseptics and monitoring recovery. The prevalence of O. heterocoelium was established in new regions, namely Middle Magdalena, Valle de Aburrá, Urabá Chocoano and northern Colombia. This extends the known geographical distribution from Brazil and Venezuela. New hosts were also identified: Atractus lasallei, Bothriechis schlegelli, Bothrops asper, Chironius carinatus, Leptodeira septentrionalis, Leptophis ahaetulla and Porthidium nasutum.Se identifica Ochetosoma heterocoelium Travassos, 1921 como un parásito de importancia veterinaria en ofidios de diferentes localidades de Colombia y se redescribe con base en las características morfológicas de individuos juveniles y adultos. La carga parasitaria de O. heterocoelium varió de 3-207 individuos alojados en la cavidad bucal de los ofidios, causando desde infecciones leves hasta obstrucción mecánica en el esófago y órgano de Jacobson. Los bajos valores de abundancia y prevalencia en las localidades de Maceo, Vegachí y Acandí y en los ofidios Leptodeira septentrionalis

  16. Enhancing Youth Skills and Economic Opportunities to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Colombia

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    Gimenez, Lea; Van Wie, Sara Hause; Muller, Miriam; Schutte, Rebecca; Rounseville, Megan Zella; Viveros Mendoza, Martha Celmira

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    The Government of Colombia (GoC) has identified teenage pregnancy as a priority issue. The current strategic framework to address teenage pregnancy in Colombia is outlined in the CONPES 147, effective from February 2012 until March 2014. The CONPES 147 establishes a multi-sectoral framework that aims to address the determining factors of teenage pregnancy within Colombia (Box 1). The nati...

  17. 78 FR 49972 - Importation of Cape Gooseberry From Colombia Into the United States

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    ... of Cape Gooseberry From Colombia Into the United States AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection... regulations to allow the importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States. As a condition... importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States while continuing to provide...

  18. A new species of Anastrepha from Colombia related to Mexican fruit fly (Díptera: Tephritidae

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    ALLEM L NORRBOM

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    Full Text Available Anastrepha manizaliensis Norrbom & Korytkowski, new species, is described from Colombia. lt breeds in fruit of Juglans neotropica Diels (Juglandaceae, commonly known in Colombia as "cedro negro". The new species was previously confused with Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew, a major pest of citrus and mango, leading to quarantine problems, bul true A. ludens does not occur in Colombia.

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    ... Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032) AGENCY: Defense... United States--Colombia Trade Promotion ] Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade... amends DFARS part 252 to implement the United States--Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement...

  20. 3 CFR - Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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  1. Corporate Governance in Colombia. Current trends Gobierno corporativo en Colombia. Tendencias actuales

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    Sandra Gaitán Riaño

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This document provides a look at The Colombian Corporate Governance System, from the promulgation of the Law 275 of 2001. The guidelines of international standards on corporate governance are commented and compared with the Colombian legislation. Features of the Code of Good Governance in Colombia are evaluated in which look for get competitiveness, sustainability, and deepening of the stock market, according to the principles of the OECD. It is presented a comparative study make in the country during 2002 and 2007 where there were deficiencies in the codes of the company's investor protection, the role of boards and transparency of information. The author shows a study about the annual penetration in adopting good governance practices in Colombia and concludes that the private financial sector is concerning to adopt them. That study present that 60% of companies have made no changes to the code since its inception.La Ley 275 de 2001 determinó el sistema de Gobierno Corporativo colombiano. El presente documento permite una mirada desde su entrada en vigencia. Se comentan los lineamientos de los estándares internacionales en esta materia y se comparan con la legislación nacional. Se evalúan las características del Código de Buen Gobierno en Colombia donde se promueve el logro de la competitividad, sostenibilidad y profundización del mercado accionario con base en los principios de la OCDE. Se cotejan estudios realizados en el país (2002, 2007 donde se observa deficiencia en los códigos de las empresas en cuanto a la protección del inversionista, el papel de las juntas directivas y la transparencia en la información. Se expone también cómo ha sido la penetración anual en la adopción de prácticas de buen gobierno en Colombia y la preocupación de empresas privadas del sector financiero por adoptar dichas prácticas. El 60% de las organizaciones no han efectuado modificaciones al código desde su puesta en marcha.

  2. Historia del paramilitarismo en Colombia History of the paramilitarismo in Colombia

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    En Colombia, desde la década de los años ochenta del siglo XX tomó fuerza el paramilitarismo como estrategia contrainsurgente, política que no ha sido reconocida como tal por parte de los distintos gobiernos y se expresa como terrorismo de Estado. Incidió en el surgimiento de tal fenómeno, la ideología anticomunista que profesan la mayoría de miembros de las fuerzas armadas, la cultura política derivada de la violencia, la corrupción y el clientelismo, así como el narcotráfico, al igual que l...

  3. Apertura económica y agricultura en Colombia / Economic openness and Agriculture in Colombia

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    Maya Muñoz, Guillermo

    1992-01-01

    El presente ensayo sobre la apertura económica y la agricultura en Colombia está construido en cuatro partes: En la primera parte se plantean las características del modelo de substitución de importaciones en nuestro país. En la segunda parte se hace referencia a la apertura económica, tanto en lo que corresponde a la experiencia internacional como a la actual propuesta colombiana. En la tercera se plantea la problemática de la apertura y el sector agropecuario. En este aparte, se relaciona l...

  4. Adiciones a la Biota de Uredinales (fungi de Colombia Addictions to the Uredinales Biota (fungi in Colombia

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    Katherin Maritza Vanegas Berrouet

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Colecciones de plantas con síntomas de hongos royas (Uredinales, Basidiomycota realizadas en los últimos años en los departamentos de Amazonas, Antioquia, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Tolima y Valle del Cauca han sido estudiadas y depositadas en el Museo Micológico de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín (MMUNM. Entre las novedades encontradas, se registran por primera vez para Colombia las royas: Puccinia investita, Sphenospora pallida, Crossopsora piperis, Uredo psychotriicola y Pucciniosira solani. Se adiciona la familia botánica Dioscoreaceae para la Biota de Uredinales colombianos. Se hace la corrección del nombre anamórfico Uredo parthenii publicado para Colombia en 2003, por el nombre teliomorfico válido Puccinia schileana. Son registrados seis nuevos hospedantes parasitados por royas en Colombia, entre estos reviste importancia la colección sobre Origanum vulgare L. una planta aromática y medicinal cultivada mundialmente.Plant collections with symptoms of rusts fungi (Uredinales, Basidiomycota made during recent years in provinces of Amazonas, Antioquia, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Tolima and Valle del Cauca have been studied and deposited in Museo Micológico of Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín (MMUNM. The rusts species Puccinia investita, Sphenospora pallida, Crossopsora piperis, Uredo psychotriicola and Pucciniosira solani are new records for Colombia. A first record for this country of rust fungi in plants of family Dioscoreaceae has been also made. The anamorphic name Uredo parthenii published in 2003 in Colombia, has been corrected by the valid teleomorph Puccinia schileana. Finally, six new hosts parasitized by rusts are recorded, including Origanum vulgare L. a world-wide important aromatic and medicinal plant.

  5. Hidroeléctrica de Chivor Colombia

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    Tobar Guzmán, Gabriel

    1977-05-01

    Full Text Available The Chivor hydroelectric power plant is the largest ever built in Colombia. This plant, which is located 160 km to the northwest of Bogotá, on the Bata River, in the Bocaya Province near Santa María, will have a capacity of 1.000.000 kW and its development will take place in two stages of 500.000 kW capacity each. The first 125.000 kW unit was commissioned in the middle of 1976 and the fourth unit to complete the first 500.000 kW stage was ready in December 1976. Construction of the units 5 through 8 are programmed for commissioning in 1978. This article describes the Esmeralda dam, rock, with an impermeable clay core, 237 m high, considered as the third tallest in the world, of this type; the reservoir, the overflow; the loading tunnel; the loading pipe network; and the machinery building.Con el proyecto de Chivor comenzó la construcción de la Central Hidroeléctrica más grande de Colombia. Esta central, situada a 160 km al noroeste de Bogotá, sobre el río Bata, en el Departamento de Boyacá, cerca de Santa María, tendrá una capacidad de 1.000.000 de kilovatios y su desarrollo se hará en dos etapas de 500.000 kW de capacidad cada una. La primera unidad de 125.000 kW entró en servicio a mediados de 1976 y la cuarta unidad, para completar la primera etapa de 500.000 kW, estaba lista en diciembre de 1976. La construcción de las unidades 5 a 8 están programadas para entrar en servicio en 1978. En este artículo se describen: la presa La Esmeralda, de enrocado con núcleo impermeable de arcilla, y 237 m de altura, considerada la tercera más alta del mundo de este tipo; el embalse; el rebosadero; el túnel de carga; la tubería de carga, y la casa de máquinas.

  6. Exclusive breastfeeding duration in Cali, Colombia, 2003

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    Cabrera Gustavo Alonso

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Exclusive breast-feeding (EB is the nutritional gold standard of children in their 0-6 months of life and its practice is recommended in the current national plans of health, feeding and nutrition. Objective: To describe the duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EB in a cohort of women who breastfed, from Cali, Colombia, in 2003. Methods: A cohort of 438 urban women was established, with first singleton live birth in immediate postpartum, whose childbirth was cared without complications, in one of the six institutions (4 public and 2 private that concentrate 80% of all deliveries from the city, approximately. With the previous consent of each woman and through structured questionnaires, these women were interviewed in the first hours after postpartum; then, they were visited and a face to face interview was applied at home, at days 8, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 since the birth, until abandon of EB was identified or woman could not be found. Results: At recruitment, 15 out of 453 puerperal women captured in postpartum rooms refused to participate in the study; 38 (8.5% women were lost during the following. At the end of the months 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, 5° and 6°, respectively, only 28%, 15%, 9%, 5%, 2% and 1.6% of the women included to the study kept EB practice, according to the adopted criteria. Conclusion: High participation in the prenatal and delivery care of the institutions selected for this study, low lost of women during the following and broad socio-economic distribution of recruited women, allow to suggest that observations from this cohort characterise the duration of EB in 1, 2, 3 and 4 socio-economic strata of urban area of Cali, Colombia, in 2003. The duration of EB in the studied cohort is very short regarding to national and international recommendations. This fact indicates the scarce effects of both, national packages of National Security System in Health and national and local initiatives addressed to

  7. Edad sexual en escolares de Cali, Colombia.

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    Luis H. Conde

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Se ha observado en países de ingresos altos y medios que la edad de maduración sexual es cada vez más temprana; esto se puede explicar por el desarrollo socioeconómico, los estilos de vida de las poblaciones urbanas y la disminución de la desnutrición. En Colombia se encontró sólo un estudio donde se determinan algunos estadíos de maduración por aparición de vello pubiano mamas y genitales externos. Varias publicaciones aseguran que las edades de maduración sexual son tardías y similares en los países del tercer mundo aunque este hecho es debatible como lo indican otros estudios. Es necesario determinar la edad de la pubertad para evitar riesgos para enfermedades de trasmisión sexual, embarazo y enfermedades crónicas. El propósito general del estudio fue evaluar los de factores de riesgo para enfermedades crónicas no trasmisibles en población escolarizada y entre ellos la determinación de maduración sexual. Se realizó este estudio en Cali, Colombia, ciudad de unos dos millones de habitantes, promedio anual de temperatura de 28º C, dividida en seis estratos socioeconómicos. Se evaluaron 2821 escolares de diferentes instituciones educativas del área urbana, con representación de edad, género y estratos socioeconómicos. Los resultados indican que la edad de maduración sexual en esta población es igual a la informada en varios países de ingresos altos y medios en varios continentes. La edad promedio para las etapas de maduración de Tanner suceden a edades inferiores a las que se asignan a países del tercer mundo. Los estratos bajos tienen aún un retardo del promedio de edad alrededor de seis meses en comparación con estratos medio y alto. Además de la importancia que implica por sí mismo el desarrollo o la maduración sexual, es importante relacionarlo con otras manifestaciones tales como la velocidad de crecimiento, los cambios en masa corporal, lípidos sanguíneos y la determinación temprana de riesgos para

  8. La universidad y la paz en Colombia

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    Suzy Bermúdez Q.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available La crisis notoria que vive Colombia, manifiesta particularmente desde los noventas del siglo pasado, por razones como el conflicto armado, procesos de ingobernabilidad, inseguridad ciudadana y el deterioro económico, ha tenido una significativa incidencia en las universidades del país, generándose en ellas respuestas diferenciadas al respecto. El presente escrito, con carácter exploratorio, tiene cuatro propósitos: primero hacer referencia a algunas de las acciones que se han llevado a cabo desde las instituciones – enfrentándose éstas a duros cuestionamientos en los últimos decenios, ante el recrudecimiento de la crisis antes expuesta; segundo, reseñar programas de educación para la paz o en temáticas afines que se ofrecen al público en el presente como ejemplo de las tareas llevadas a cabo; tercero, presentar unas ideas finales frente a los puntos desarrollados; y cuarto, anexar una lista de publicaciones producidas por centros universitarios sobre violencia, conflicto y paz a partir de 1980, para complementar la información consignada y ejemplificar algunas afirmaciones expuestas en el texto.Because of armed conflict, processes of nongovernability, economic decline, among others, Colombia has passed through a deep crisis, particularly since the1990s, which has significantly impacted its universities, where several responses to this crisis have been generate. This exploratory text has four objectives: first, to make reference to some of the actions that institutions –which have faced severe critiques during the last decades– have carried out in order to reply to this crisis; second, to review the educational programs in peace and related topics that are presently offered to the public as an example of the actions carried out; third, to present some conclusions about the aspects developed here; and finally, to provide a list of documents published by universities about violence, conflict, and peace since 1980 in order to

  9. COMERCIO DE PECES ORNAMENTALES EN COLOMBIA

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    MANCERA-RODRÍGUEZ NÉSTOR JAVIER

    2008-04-01

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    Este trabajo ofrece un panorama actualizado sobre el comercio de peces ornamentales en Colombia, abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva y el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país. Se analizó la información de entidades como el Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural, el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial, las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y Autoridades Ambientales Urbanas, las Autoridades Policiales, los Institutos de Investigación, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, y Proexport. En Colombia, el comercio de peces ornamentales está centrado principalmente en la extracción de ejemplares de especies de agua dulce, lo cual ha generado desequilibrios en las poblaciones naturales y ha repercutido deteriorando los ecosistemas hídricos.

    Según el Incoder las exportaciones realizadas durante el 2004 fueron de 26'587.740 unidades de ejemplares vivos que representaron un ingreso de divisas de US$7'271.800, y para el año 2005 de 29'512.391 de ejemplares vivos con un ingreso de divisas de US$6'257.551. Las principales especies exportadas son el cardenal, Paracheirodon axelrodi, las corredoras Corydoras sp. (22 especies, y las cuchas (32 especies diferentes, el otocinclo Otocinclus sp., el tetra neón Paracheirodon innesi, el tetra brillante Hemigrammus arstrongi, y el tetra rodostomo Hemigrammus rhodostomus, las cuales representaron más del 70% de las exportaciones del 2002. En el país no se tiene información exacta sobre el número de incautaciones de peces ornamentales realizadas en los operativos de control al tráfico ilegal de fauna, y no existe un conocimiento de la dinámica de este comercio ilegal.

  10. Petroleum geochemistry of Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia

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    Ramon, J.C. [HOCOL S.A., Bogota (Colombia); Dzou, L.I. [Amoco EPTG, Houston, TX (United States)

    1999-07-01

    Twenty-five crude oil samples from tertiary reservoirs in the Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia, were studied by geochemical methods in order to understand their genetic relationships. The oils were probably derived from both calcareous and siliciclastic facies of the Upper Cretaceous La Luna Formation. Some oils in the eastern margin contain relatively higher concentrations of land plant derived biomarkers than the remaining oil samples. The molecular compositions of the oils observed in this study appear to be consistent with the inferred depositional sequence of anoxic marine/pelagic carbonate facies in the north and western sectors of the Middle Magdalena Valley, while the eastern sector received a higher proportion of clastic input. Biomarker maturity parameters indicate that most of the oils were generated from the early phase of the oil window, except for the Colorado-38 oil that was generated during the peak of the oil window. Geochemical data support ''local'' generation and migration of the Middle Magdalena oils as opposed to longer distance migration from the region of the eastern Cordillera. The range of oil gravities measured in the Middle Magdalena Valley is attributed to organic facies variations, different levels of biodegradation, and late charge of condensate rather than to thermal maturity and migration-related effects. (author)

  11. Malaria vector species in Colombia: a review.

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    Montoya-Lerma, James; Solarte, Yezid A; Giraldo-Calderón, Gloria Isabel; Quiñones, Martha L; Ruiz-López, Freddy; Wilkerson, Richard C; González, Ranulfo

    2011-08-01

    Here we present a comprehensive review of the literature on the vectorial importance of the major Anopheles malaria vectors in Colombia. We provide basic information on the geographical distribution, altitudinal range, immature habitats, adult behaviour, feeding preferences and anthropophily, endophily and infectivity rates. We additionally review information on the life cycle, longevity and population fluctuation of Colombian Anopheles species. Emphasis was placed on the primary vectors that have been epidemiologically incriminated in malaria transmission: Anopheles darlingi, Anopheles albimanus and Anopheles nuneztovari. The role of a selection of local, regional or secondary vectors (e.g., Anopheles pseudopunctipennis and Anopheles neivai) is also discussed. We highlight the importance of combining biological, morphological and molecular data for the correct taxonomical determination of a given species, particularly for members of the species complexes. We likewise emphasise the importance of studying the bionomics of primary and secondary vectors along with an examination of the local conditions affecting the transmission of malaria. The presence and spread of the major vectors and the emergence of secondary species capable of transmitting human Plasmodia are of great interest. When selecting control measures, the anopheline diversity in the region must be considered. Variation in macroclimate conditions over a species' geographical range must be well understood and targeted to plan effective control measures based on the population dynamics of the local Anopheles species. PMID:21881778

  12. Non-neoplasic osteomalacia in Colombia

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    The Objective is to describe the characteristics of presentation of 20 patients with non-neoplasic osteomalacia in several hospitals in Colombia. Material and methods: this multi-center study was undertaken to describe the demographic, clinical, radiographic, biochemical and etiological aspects of 20 patients with non-neoplasic osteomalacia. Results: the patients' ages were 17-70 (mean age 40.6), 11 men and 9 women. The most common symptoms were muscle weakness (16/20), and muscle pain (16/20). The two symptoms were present in the same patients in 13 occasions (65%). The most common radiological characteristic was osteopenia, confirmed by bone densitometry. The most common biochemical findings were: hypocalcemia (14/20), normophosphatemia in 12 out of 20, and hypo-phosphaturia in 5. Low levels of 1-25 (OH) 2 Vit D in one case. Alkaline phosphatase was high in 18 cases. The biochemical alterations turned to normal levels after the treatment. Conclusion: the general characteristics were not different from those reported in the medical literature. The osteomalacia is a rare condition, usually neglected when compared to other metabolic bone diseases and may be present with a wide variety of clinical and radiographic manifestations mimicking other musculoskeletal disorders. Generally there is a delay of the diagnosis, thus generating a striking morbidity in patients

  13. Geophysical monitoring of the Purace volcano, Colombia

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    M. Arcila

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Located in the extreme northwestern part of the Los Coconucos volcanic chain in the Central Cordillera, the Purace is one of Colombia's most active volcanoes. Recent geological studies indicate an eruptive history of mainly explosive behavior which was marked most recently by a minor ash eruption in 1977. Techniques used to forecast the renewal of activity of volcanoes after a long period of quiescence include the monitoring of seismicity and ground deformation near the volcano. As a first approach toward the monitoring of the Purace volcano, Southwest Seismological Observatory (OSSO, located in the city of Cali, set up one seismic station in 1986. Beginning in June 1991, the seismic signals have also been transmitted to the Colombian Geological Survey (INGEOMINAS at the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVS-UOP, located in the city of Popayan. Two more seismic stations were installed early in 1994 forming a minimum seismic network and a geodetic monitoring program for ground deformation studies was established and conducted by INGEOMINAS.

  14. Catalogue of Diptera of Colombia: an introduction.

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    Wolff, Marta; Nihei, Silvio S; Carvalho, Claudio J B De

    2016-01-01

    Colombia has an imposing natural wealth due to its topography has many unique characteristics as a consequence of having Caribbean and Pacific shores, as well as sharing part of the Amazon basin and northern Andes mountains. Thus, many natural and biological features are due to the convergence of three biogeographical regions: Pacific, Andes and Amazonia. The Andean uplift created a complex mosaic of mountains and isolated valleys, including eleven biogeographical provinces (Morrone 2006). The Andes dominate the Colombian topography and cross the country south to north. There are three mountain ranges (Western, Central, and Eastern) with a maximum elevation of 5,775 m, and an average elevation of 2,000 m. The Magdalena and Cauca River valleys separate these ranges, that along with the Putumayo and Caquetá Rivers, the Catatumbo watershed, the Darién, Pique Hill, the Orinoquia Region (with its savannas), the Amazon region (with tropical rainforests), and some lower mountain ranges (Macarena and Chiribiquete), have generated the conditions for very high levels of endemism. This variety of conditions has resulted in an extremely diverse plant and animal biota, and in which 48% of the nation remains unexplored. PMID:27395251

  15. New records of spider wasps (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae from Colombia

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    Ana Castro Huertas

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available New records of genera and species of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae from Colombia are provided. Agenioideus, Cryptocheilus, Evagetes, Mystacagenia, and Xerochares are newly recorded genera from Colombia. Nineteen species are first recorded from Colombia: Aimatocare vitrea (Fox; Ageniella azteca (Cameron; Ageniella curtipinus (Cameron; Ageniella fallax (Arlé; Ageniella hirsuta Banks; Ageniella pilifrons (Cameron; Ageniella pretiosa Banks; Ageniella sanguinolenta (Smith; Ageniella zeteki (Banks; Agenioideus birkmanni (Banks; Aporus (Aporus cuzco Evans; Aporus (Cosmiaporus diverticulus (Fox; Aporus (Notoplaniceps canescens Smith; Euplaniceps exilis (Banks; Euplaniceps herbertii (Fox; Irenangelus clarus Evans; Mystacagenia bellula Evans; Phanochilus nobilitatus (Smith and Xerochares expulsus Schulz. The following species and genera have their occurence ranges expanded for South America: Ageniella azteca (Cameron; Ageniella zeteki (Banks; Agenioideus birkmanni (Banks; and Xerochares expulsus Schulz; Cryptocheilus Panzer; and Xerochares Evans.

  16. A model of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano, Colombia

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    Williams, Stanley N.; Meyer, Hansjürgen

    A workshop was held at the Observatorio Vulcanologico de Colombia in Manizales, Colombia, March 28 to April 1, 1988, to review the accumulated data on the disastrous November 13, 1985, eruption and related activity of Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Figure 1). Approximately 30 scientists from eight countries presented data, developed a preliminary model, and addressed the future problems of Ruiz. The volcano (see Figure 2) erupted just prior to the meeting, covering the meeting site with 1-2 mm of ash.The workshop was convened by Stanley N. Williams (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) and Hansjürgen Meyer (Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia). A special volume of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research is planned for the papers and letters presented at the workshop, with some additional contributions. Publication is expected in mid-1989.

  17. Registros nuevos de especies de Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea para Colombia

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    Arias Penna Diana Carolina

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Dos especies de Leucospis se reportan por primera vez para Colombia Leucospis aliena y Leucospis enderleini. Teniendo en cuenta estos nuevos registros, el número de especies de Leucospis reportadas para el país se eleva a 11. Además se reporta una nueva localidad en Colombia para Leucospis colombiana en el departamento del Magdalena y un registro adicional para Polistomorpha conura en el departamento del Amazonas. Los especímenes se encuentran depositados en la colección entomológica del Museo José Hernández Camacho del Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH-E, Villa de Leyva (Boyacá, Colombia.

  18. The great tumaco, Colombia earthquake of 12 december 1979.

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    Herd, D G; Youd, T L; Meyer, H; C, J L; Person, W J; Mendoza, C

    1981-01-30

    Southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador were shaken by a shal-low-focus earthquake on 12 December 1979. The magnitude 8 shock, located near Tumaco, Colombia, was the largest in northwestern South America since 1942 and had been forecast to fill a seismic gap. Thrust faulting occurred on a 280- by 130-kilometer rectangular patch of a subduction zone that dips east beneath the Pacific coast of Colombia. A 200-kilometer stretch of the coast tectonically subsided as much as 1.6 meters; uplift occurred offshore on the continental slope. A tsunami swept inland immediately after the earthquake. Ground shaking (intensity VI to IX) caused many buildings to collapse and generated liquefaction in sand fills and in Holocene beach, lagoonal, and fluvial deposits. PMID:17816596

  19. MICOSIS SUPERFICIALES Y CUTÁNEAS EN UNA POBLACIÓN GERIÁTRICA DE TUNJA Superficial cutaneous mycoses among a geriatric population from Tunja. Colombia

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    Diana Carolina Gutiérrez Grosso

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Las micosis en la población geriátrica son frecuentes, condiciones higiénicas, ambientales y el deterioro del tejido tegumentario facilita su proliferación. Objetivo. Determinar la frecuencia de micosis superficiales y cutáneas que padece la población geriátrica de Tunja, los agentes etiológicos y los factores ambientales, sociales o fisiológicos que posiblemente conllevan a su desarrollo. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal. Entre abril y agosto del 2007 en la Universidad de Boyacá se procesaron 149 muestras procedentes de piel, cabello y uñas de 53 adultos mayores pertenecientes a los Programas “Grupo Revivir”, “Edad Dorada” Asilo San José y hogar geriátrico de Tunja, se realizó encuesta, examen directo a lesiones y cultivo. Resultados. Se identificó los agentes involucrados en el desarrollo de micosis cutáneas en la población geriátrica de Tunja, Candida albicans (27,78%, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, (12,96%, Candida parapsilosis (11,11% Trichophyton rubrum (7,41%, Scytalidium hialinum (7,41% Scytalidium dimidiatum (5,56% Trichophyton sp (3,70% Candida Krusei (3,70% Candida rugosa (3,70% Candida tropicalis (3.70 Fusarium oxysporum (3,70% Fusarium sp (3,70% Candida guillermondi (1,85% Candida sp (1,85% Cryptococcus sp (1,85%; las micosis de tipo interdigital son las más frecuentes con el 64 por ciento seguida de las onicomicosis (28%, la dermatitis seborreica (5% y las micosis en pies (3%. Conclusión. Cifras similares en estudios de Antioquia y Valle, se difiere de estudios internacionales. Este primer reporte hecho en población boyacense sugiere mayor atención dermatológica a la población anciana.Backgound. Mycosis in the geriatric population are frequent, hygienic conditions, environmental deterioration tissue tegumentario facilitates their proliferation. Objective. To determine the frequency of fungal skin surface and endured the geriatric population of Tunja, the etiologic agents and

  20. Sinopsis del género aechmea (bromeliaceae) para colombia

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    Se presenta la sinopsis de Aechmea (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae) para Colombia, la cual incluye la descripción del género, una clave para la identificación de las especies y la lista anotada de las mismas. Además, para cada especie se incluyen comentarios sobre el hábito de crecimiento, la categoría de amenaza y la distribución geográfica y altitudinal. Se registran 44 especies de Aechmea para Colombia, de las cuales nueve son endémicas: A. anomala, A. nivea, A. stenosepala, A. subpetiolata y...

  1. 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

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    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...

  2. CATÁLOGO DE LA FAMILIA POACEAE EN COLOMBIA

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    Diego Giraldo-Cañas

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    Se presenta un inventario de las especies de Poaceae de Colombia junto con un análisis de la diversidad específica de esta familia según las regiones naturales colombianas, los gradientes de altitud y de precipitaciones, y la distribución sistemática. Se realizaron 96 expediciones de campo a las diez grandes regiones naturales de Colombia (Amazonia, Andes, Caribe, Chocó Biogeográfico, Guayana, islas caribeñas, Orinoquia, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, valle del río Cauca y valle del río Magdal...

  3. El Ferrocarril Cafetero para la competitividad de Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

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    El gran impacto del Ferrocarril Cafetero para Colombia, parte de articular el Sistema Férreo Central con el Tren de Occidente en el Km 41 y con la hidrovía del Magdalena en La Dorada, para facilitar la multimodalidad y el transporte de carga a menor costo entre Región Andina y los mares de Colombia, detonando de paso dos plataformas logísticas: una entre La Dorada y Honda, y otra entre La Felisa y La Virginia. Este tren andino de 150 km y el Túnel Cumanday doble de unos 17 km, con la Transves...

  4. Unpublished Documents for the History of Education in Colombia

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    Fernando Betancourt-Serna

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    Full Text Available Territory Education journal attached to the Institute of Scientific Research of the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Philosophy and Arts of the University Foundation Juan de Castellanos opens this section under the title of unpublished historical documents for Education in Colombia. The publication of these sources is modeled after the trail left by the Hon. Prof. Dr. D. Guillermo Hernandez de Alba (1909 - 1988 with his monumental Documents for the history of education in Colombia; work of compilation and editing of primary sources that meant surrender to this work for 18 years of his life as a researcher.

  5. Reforma sanitaria, equidad y derecho a la salud en Colombia

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    Hernández Mario

    2002-01-01

    Se presenta una visión de largo plazo para la valoración de los avances en la equidad y en el derecho a la salud de la reforma del sistema de salud en Colombia. En medio de un sistema político restringido, los actores del campo de la salud en Colombia han construido opciones de tipo individualista que tienden a legalizar las desigualdades ligadas a la capacidad de pago de las personas. A pesar de los complejos mecanismos de regulación establecidos en el nuevo Sistema General de Seguridad Soci...

  6. Cambio climático y turismo en Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2008-01-01

    Este material trata sobre los efectos del Cambio Climático en la actividad turística de Colombia, cuyo potencial se soporta en la variada oferta de su medio ecosistémico y escenario pluricultural. Entre los escenarios del ordenamiento territorial del país aparecen los distritos turísticos de Cartagena de Indias y Santa Marta, y regiones de atención especial como el Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia, los Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia y los Territorios Indígenas. Las principal...

  7. A regulations’ survey for the wireless telecommunications deployment in Colombia

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    José Gustavo Morales-Guarín

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the current wireless telecommunications infrastructure deployment regulations in Colombia. It also refers to the possible effects that this infrastructure could cause to the country`s health and environment. similarly, the results obtained show a comparison between the Argentina’s current regulations, one of the most relevant researches carried out and the Colombian case. finally, some recommendations are proposed that can be considered in the project of regulations applicable in Colombia for the ensuring purpose that the non-ionizing radiation generated by wireless communications systems do not have effects on health and the environment.

  8. Potential for geologically active faults department of antioquia, colombia

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    Luis Hernán Sánchez-Arredondo; Orlando Giraldo-Bolivar

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    Con base en estudios geoestadísticos de estimación global de los datos de sismicidad reportados por la Red Sismológica Nacional de Colombia (RSNC), se determinó un módulo geoestadístico ( mg 95 ) que permitió categorizar el nivel de actividad del fallamiento cortical en el Departamento de Antioquia (DA), Colombia. El mg 95 relaciona los valores de estimación con krigeage poligonal y su error correspondiente para cada uno de los municipios antioqueños con un parámetro de Student al 95% de conf...

  9. Género y destino. La tragedia griega en Colombia

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    En Colombia, un país entre dos océanos en el norte de la América del Sur, ha habido diversas manifestaciones del arte y la cultura en las que la presencia de la tragedia griega sigue siendo un recurso pertinente para hablar de las heridas de su realidad. Género y destino: la tragedia griega en Colombia es una reflexión enmarcada en sesenta años (entre 1954 y 2014) en los que las obras de Esquilo, Sófocles y Eurípides han estado presentes en sus escenarios, en sus letras o en sus nuevas tenden...

  10. El comercio informal en Colombia: causas y consecuencias

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    Camargo, Enrique López

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    Las capitales de departamento entre ellas Tunja, afrontan una problemática de orden socio-económico, producto de la invasión del espacio público en grande proporciones para la instalación de comercio informal, cada vez mucho más creciente frente a unas autoridades locales inoperantes, incluso complacientes en la mayoría de veces con este fenómeno.Diversas son las causas que generan este tipo de economía en Colombia, entre las cuales podemos citar, el alto índice de desempleo en Colombia que s...

  11. El activismo estadounidense en derechos humanos y el Plan Colombia.

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    Winifred Tate.

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    Non-governmental organizations claim to play a central role in defining U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the field of human rights. Here, I will examine the role of human rights and humanitarian groups in the debates over U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia, focusing on the design and subsequent additional appropriations for Plan Colombia, a multi-billion dollar aid package beginning in 2000. I argue that NGOs were able to build on the legacy of prior human rights activism focusing on La...

  12. Región, espacio y territorio en Colombia

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    Vargas, Gloria María; Offen, Karl; Chaparro, Jeffer; Espinosa Rico, Miguel Antonio; Avella, Francisco; Ramírez, Fabián Orlando; Osorio Vieira, Felipe; Sánchez, Fabio Vladimir; León Rodríguez, Nohra; Rodríguez, Bladimir; Castiblanco Roldan, Andrés; Vargas Cuervo, Germán; Espinosa Cuervo, José Oswaldo; Bocchetti Nery, Carla

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    El tema regional y territorial en Colombia es abordado desde diversas perspectivas, enfoques y escalas por los autores de los artículos que integran esta obra. En ella se exponen desde análisis espaciales y territoriales que reivindican el protagonismo de las regiones colombianas, hasta perspectivas que recogen interpretaciones de las formas socioespaciales que están resultando de la incursión de Colombia dentro de la lógica de un mundo que se muestra abierto y globalizado. Algunos de los tra...

  13. Colombia 1990-2000: Globalización y crisis / Colombia 1990-2000: Globalization and Crisis

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    2002-01-01

    En este ensayo se hace una narrativa del proceso de globalización en Colombia entre los años 1990-2000 para encontrar una explicación sobre la crisis de la economía colombiana. Las políticas liberalizadoras, tanto comerciales como de capitales, conjuntamente con la independencia del Banco de la República fueron el centro de la agenda económica./ Abstract.This essay is a narrative of the globalization process in Colombia between the years 1990-2000 for an explanation about the crisis of the Co...

  14. COMERCIO DE PECES ORNAMENTALES EN COLOMBIA The Trade Of Ornamental Fishes In Colombia

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama actualizado sobre el comercio de peces ornamentales en Colombia , abordando el tema desde el desarrollo que ha tenido su actividad productiva y el aprovechamiento extractivo, así como la dinámica de su comercio legal e ilegal en el país. Se analizó la información de entidades como el Instituto Colombiano de Desarrollo Rural, el Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial, las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y Autoridades Ambientales Urbanas, las Autoridades Policiales, los Institutos de Investigación, el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, y Proexport. En Colombia , el comercio de peces ornamentales está centrado principalmente en la extracción de ejemplares de especies de agua dulce, lo cual ha generado desequilibrios en las poblaciones naturales y ha repercutido deteriorando los ecosistemas hídricos. Según el Incoder las exportaciones realizadas durante el 2004 fueron de 26’587.740 unidades de ejemplares vivos que representaron un ingreso de divisas de US$7’271.800, y para el año 2005 de 29’512.391 de ejemplares vivos con un ingreso de divisas de US$6’257.551. Las principales especies exportadas son el cardenal, Paracheirodon axelrodi, las corredoras Corydoras sp. (22 especies, y las cuchas (32 especies diferentes, el otocinclo Otocinclus sp., el tetra neón Paracheirodon innesi, el tetra brillante Hemigrammus arstrongi, y el tetra rodostomo Hemigrammus rhodostomus, las cuales representaron más del 70% de las exportaciones del 2002. En el país no se tiene información exacta sobre el número de incautaciones de peces ornamentales realizadas en los operativos de control al tráfico ilegal de fauna, y no existe un conocimiento de la dinámica de este comercio ilegal.This work offers a current view on the trade of ornamental fish in Colombia , approaching the

  15. Anoplocephala perfoliata en el noroccidente de Colombia Anaplocephala perfoliata in the Northwest of Colombia

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    Full Text Available Diferentes estudios han sido desarrollados en relación al diagnóstico y prevalencia de Anoplocephala perfoliata, sin embargo en países tropicales como Colombia existen pocos reportes en la industria equina. En esta comunicación se describe la presencia de A. perfoliata en tres municipios del noroccidente de Colombia por métodos de sedimentación/ flotación en 135 équidos: 105 equinos, 2 asnales y 28 mulares. Tres caballos positivos a A. perfoliata fueron examinados por necropsia para determinar la carga parasitaria. Como resultado, el 31,7% de los animales resultaron positivos en los correspondientes municipios, 15% Marmato, 13% Marquetalia, 3,7% Supía. Mediante coprologías no se encontró relación significativa de tipo estadístico (P > 0,05 entre la presencia de A. perfoliata y variables como edad, sexo, especie, aptitud, manejo, tratamiento terapéutico y problemas de cólico. En las necropsias parasitarias fue colectada una alta cantidad de endoparásitos en ciego y válvula ileocecal entre 412 a 1.500 por animal. Los resultados coprológicos indicaron significativas diferencias (P Different studies have been developed in relation to the diagnostic and prevalence of Anoplocephala perfoliata, however, in tropical countries such as Colombia there are few descriptions of this in the equine industry. The aim of this study is to describe the presence of this parasite in the Northwest regions of Colombia by using methods of sedimentation/flotation in 135 equids: 105 horses, 2 ass and 28 mules. A total of 31.7% animals resulted positive: 15% in Marmato, 13% in Marquetalia and 3.7% in Supía. There was no statistically significant relation (P > 0,05 between the presence of A. perfoliata and variables such as age, sex, specie, aptitude, manage, therapeutic treatment and colic problems. In the parasitic necropsies a high quantity of endoparasites in the caecum and ileocaecal valve, among 412 to 1,500 per animal, were collected. The coprology

  16. Asbestos in Colombia: A silent enemy = Asbesto en Colombia: un enemigo silencioso

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    Ossa Giraldo, Ana Claudia

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    Full Text Available Asbestos is a group of fibrous non-metallic minerals, composed of double chain silicates, that shows high resistance to tension and chemical degradation and low thermal conductivity. Despite being recognized as carcinogenic agents by the World Health Organization (WHO, based on experimental evidences and population studies, asbestos are still used in many countries at the expense of the health of workers. This has become a worldwide problem associated with the increase of asbestos-related diseases in exposed persons. In this article, we review asbestos and their associated diseases; the use, exposure and existing regulations on asbestos both in Colombia and in other countries. Finally, we raise the possibility of evaluating the usefulness of genetic monitoring in addition to following-up exposed individuals. This would enable a better surveillance in our country with respect to lung cancer, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

  17. Colombia and the free trade agreement Colombia y el tratado de libre comercio

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    Full Text Available The Government has stated its intention of making all efforts to enterNAFTA as soon as possible. It wants to widen its markets and gainadvantages for exports. In Congress and public opinion in the United States there is opposition to the idea, based on Colombia's flagrant violations of human rights, and accusations that the drug-traffickers have infiltrated the economy and politics. Curiously, though,Colombian exports have had privileged access to Europe and the United States, but Colombia has not taken advantage of this and the balanceof trade ins negative. The success of integration does not depend one conomic policy alone: social policy must also come into play.El gobierno colombiano ha expresado su intención de orientar todos los esfuerzos por ingresar a Nafta en el menos tiempo posible. Se trata de ampliar el mercado y obtener ventajas para las exportaciones. En el Congreso y en la opinión pública de los Estados Unidos hay conceptos adversos a este ingreso, por las flagrantes violaciones de los derechos humanos y por las denuncias de infiltraciones del narcotráfico en la economía y la política del país. Lo curioso es que en el último lustro, los productos colombianos de exportación han tenido condiciones privilegiadas de acceso a los mercados europeo y estadounidense, pese a ello no se las han sabido aprovechar y nuestra balanza comercial es negativa. El éxito de la integración no depende ya tan solo de políticas económicas, también son esenciales políticas sociales.

  18. English Teaching and the Economic Development of Colombia.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.

    To supply the large number of workers qualified for complex jobs, a demand created by the growing needs of a rapidly growing population, Colombia must make provisions for an expanded system of higher education. This can be accomplished by sending students abroad to study at the university level. The large number of students coming to the United…

  19. Critical Literacy as Policy and Advocacy: Lessons from Colombia

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    Mora, Raúl Alberto

    2014-01-01

    This article, the first column for this issue's Policy and Advocacy department, features a discussion about a recent experience in a graduate program in Medellín, Colombia introducing students to critical literacy. Graduate students used ideas from critical literacy to engage in an in-depth analysis of textbooks they had used in their…

  20. Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia: Who Is at Risk?

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    Friedemann-Sanchez, Greta; Lovaton, Rodrigo

    2012-01-01

    The role that domestic violence plays in perpetuating poverty is often overlooked as a development issue. Using data from the 2005 Demographic Health Survey, this paper examines the prevalence of intimate partner violence in Colombia. Employing an intrahousehold bargaining framework and a bivariate probit model, it assesses the prevalence of and…

  1. La primera escuela de servicio social en Colombia

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    Lorena Gartner Isaza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo reseña el punto de partida del proceso de profesionalización del trabajo social en Colombia, mediante la creación de la Escuela de Servicio Social, anexa al Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, en 1936. La propuesta educativa

  2. Sapho Syndrome. Presentation of the first case in Colombia

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    The SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) is characterized by simultaneous involvement of skin, joints and bone. In this paper we presented the first case of SAPHO in Colombia and reviewed the most out standing aspects of the literature with respect to this syndrome

  3. Eight new species of Gomphichis (Orchidaceae, Spiranthoideae) from Colombia

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    S. Nowak; D.L. Szlachetko; J. Mytnik-Ejsmont; A.M. Cleef

    2014-01-01

    Eight new species of the genus Gomphichis from Colombia are described. Each species is illustrated, and detailed habitat and distribution data are provided. A distribution map of the new species is presented. A dichotomous key for determination of the Gomphichis species in northern South America is

  4. 75 FR 22207 - Importation of Papayas From Colombia and Ecuador

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    2010-04-28

    ... published in the Federal Register (74 FR 18161-18166, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0050) a proposal\\1\\ to amend the... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 319 RIN 0579-AC95 Importation of Papayas From... importation of commercial shipments of fresh papayas from Colombia and Ecuador into the continental...

  5. 77 FR 59064 - United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

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    2012-09-26

    ..., (77 FR 29519), modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') as set forth..., 1993 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), because it pertains to a foreign affairs function of the United... 178 RIN 1515-AD88 United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement AGENCY: U.S. Customs and...

  6. Education, Conflict and Social (In)Justice: Insights from Colombia

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    Novelli, Mario

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the dynamics of repression and resistance within the Colombian education system through exploring human rights violations against educators. Drawing on the findings of several fieldwork visits carried out since 2005 across Colombia, the paper focuses on the darker side of the education/conflict relationship, demonstrating…

  7. Teacher Training in Colombia: A Need for Continuous Education

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    Camargo, M.; Calvo, G.; Franco, M. C.; Londono, S.; Vergara, M.

    2007-01-01

    Educational authorities of most countries, including those of Colombia, typically associate the quality of education with the teacher's role. The teacher then is conceived as a fundamental actor in an educational process and as such assembles and directly transmits pertinent knowledge. This paper is divided into two parts. The first part deals…

  8. Teaching Writing in the Republic of Colombia, 1800-1850

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    Clark, Meri L.

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the enduring importance of handwriting in the early republic of Colombia. Colonial practice informed writing instruction but Colombians re-established it in national terms from the 1820s onward. Teaching writing became a critical tool of state formation: an ideal republic of virtuous functionaries depended on uniform…

  9. Conceptualizations of Nature from Science Students in Northeastern Colombia

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    Medina-Jerez, William

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore rural and provincial students' conceptualizations of nature in Colombia alongside the science education offered in their school communities. Students' perceptions of nature were produced from interviews that revolved around a focusing event and two eliciting devices to document their views about home,…

  10. New departmental records for Digitonthophagus gazella (Coleoptera: scarabaeidae) in Colombia

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    The introduced dung beetle Digitonthophagus Gazella was reported for the Caribbean Region of Colombia in the 90's. During a survey carried out along the Magdalena River, new records of the presence of this species were found in the departments of Boyaca, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Santander and Tolima for the first time.

  11. Serotyping of Salmonella Isolates from Broiler Vertical Integrations in Colombia

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    This study analyzed 106 Salmonella isolates from different points in broiler vertical integrations of two important poultry areas of Colombia. It was possible to identify the presence of Salmonella in five categories: breeder farm (17.9%), hatchery (6.6 %), broiler farm (38.7 %), processing plant (9...

  12. A Comparative Study of School Effectiveness in Aguablanca, Colombia

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    Burgess, Michael; Dixon, Pauline

    2012-01-01

    The principal aim of this article is to describe and document a comparison of public and private school effectiveness in the marginalized (often referred to as slum) district of Aguablanca, in the city of Cali, Colombia. The data suggest that teachers and parents are largely satisfied with the current status of education provision in Aguablanca.…

  13. Working with Urban Youth: Experiences from Medellin, Colombia.

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    Hearn, Lydia

    1994-01-01

    In the slums of Medellin, Colombia, a program seeks to improve children's physical health, intellectual development, and self-concept through such activities as carpentry, breadmaking, and sports and literature clubs. These activities help develop ethical and moral values, planning and organizing skills, and a future orientation. (SK)

  14. Las Garrapatas de la República de Colombia

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    Osorno Mesa Ernesto

    1942-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio comprende las especies de garrapatas colombianas conocidas, como también las de la República de Panamá. En las claves incluyo las especies descritas y halladas en Colombia. Las referencias fueron tomadas de las descripciones originales y de todas las publicaciones sobre garrapatas de los dos países.

  15. Las garrapatas de la república de colombia

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    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio comprende las especies de garrapatas colombianas conocidas, como también las de la República de Panamá. En las claves incluyo las especies descritas y halladas en Colombia. Las referencias fueron tomadas de las descripciones originales y de todas las publicaciones sobre garrapatas de los dos países.

  16. Territorial autonomy, energy resources administration and regalia regime in Colombia

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    The paper includes topics like the territorial organization in Colombia, the energy administration, the organization of the Colombian system of regalia, options of the not-renewable natural resources administration, reorganization of the Colombian system of regalia, articulation to the territorial organization of the country and an administration proposal is made

  17. The Urgent Situation of the Cuiva Indians of Colombia.

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    Arcand, Bernard

    The Cuiva Indians of Colombia are now threatened with cultural and physical extermination at the hands of Colombian cattle herders. The Cuiva build no permanent houses and have no permanent settlements. They do not practice agriculture, obtaining their food from hunting and gathering. For more than 4 centuries after their discovery, little has…

  18. Petróleo e impacto ambiental en colombia

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    Avellaneda, Alfonso

    2009-01-01

    Sobre los problemas que desata las exploraciones petrolíferas para el medio ambiente en Colombia. Particularmente, las proyectadas en los Parques Nacionales de La Macarena, Tirigua, Los Picachos y La Playa, y las ya realizadas en otros 7 parques, desconociendo el Código de los recursos Naturales y del medio ambiente

  19. Ecology and policy for exclusive breastfeeding in Colombia: a proposal

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    Julio Cesar Mateus Solarte

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Breastfeeding promotion is one of the most important strategies against infant mortality and to control child undernourishment. Despite policies and plans to promote and protect breastfeeding in Colombia, its practice is low and its duration is short. Objective: To propose an ecology framework to interpret and incorporate contextual, interpersonal, and individual factors associated with the practice of breastfeeding and duration. Thereby, the plans and policies addressed to promote and pro­tect breastfeeding in Colombia could be reinforced. Conclusions: To implement an ecology framework for Breastfeeding in Colombia, it is necessary to identify the effect of contextual factors in the biggest cultural regions of Colombia, to recognize the limitations of Infant-Friendly Hospital Initiatives to improve exclusive breastfeeding duration, to execute prospective studies in order to identify factors associated with breastfeeding duration, to design and implement plans and policies based on comprehensive planning strategies of healthcare interventions, to develop appropriate and cost-effective extra-institutional strategies aimed at prolonging the duration of breastfeeding, and to implement more reliable breastfeeding surveillance systems. 14.00 800x600 Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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    Mateus Solarte, Julio César

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Breastfeeding promotion is one of the most important strategies against infant mortality and to control child undernourishment. Despite policies and plans to promote and protect breastfeeding in Colombia, its practice is low and its duration is short.Objective: To propose an ecology framework to interpret and incorporate contextual, interpersonal, and individual factors associated with the practice of breastfeeding and duration. Thereby, the plans and policies addressed to promote and protect breastfeeding in Colombia could be reinforced.Conclusions: To implement an ecology framework for Breastfeeding in Colombia, it is necessary to identify the effect of contextual factors in the biggest cultural regions of Colombia, to recognize the limitations of Infant-Friendly Hospital Initiatives to improve exclusive breastfeeding duration, to execute prospective studies in order to identify factors associated with breastfeeding duration, to design and implement plans and policies based on comprehensive planning strategies of healthcare interventions, to develop appropriate and cost-effective extra-institutional strategies aimed at prolonging the duration of breastfeeding, and to implement more reliable breastfeeding surveillance systems.

  1. EduCamp Colombia: Social Networked Learning for Teacher Training

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    Fonseca, Diego Ernesto Leal

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a learning experience called EduCamp, which was launched by the Ministry of Education of Colombia in 2007, based on emerging concepts such as e-Learning 2.0, connectivism, and personal learning environments. An EduCamp proposes an unstructured collective learning experience, which intends to make palpable the possibilities of…

  2. Urban Poor Perceptions of Violence and Exclusion in Colombia

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    Moser, Caroline; McIlwaine, Cathy

    2000-01-01

    The study documents how people living in poor urban communities in Colombia, perceive violence, and identifies, the categories of violence affecting communities, the costs of different types of violence, the effect of violence on social capital, and the causes, and effects of social exclusion. Social institutions were identified across the nine research communities, making the distinction ...

  3. Algunas aves de gaitania: (municipio de ataco, tolima, colombia)

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    2012-01-01

    This paper is a contribution to the knowledge of the avifauna of the Upper Magdalena River in Colombia.  The birds, representative of 50 species and subespecies, were taken at Gaitania Municipio de Ataco, Tolima, a zone of humid forest on the eastern of the Central Andes (30) 8 N., 750 49' W. of Greenwich. Alt. 2100 m. approx.).

  4. Depressão em idosos portadores de insuficiência renal crônica em tratamento hemodialítico Depresión en personas ancianas con insuficiencia renal crónica en tratamiento de hemodiálisis Depression in the elderly on hemodialysis for chronic renal failure

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    Rita de Cássia Helú Mendonça Ribeiro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Caracterizar idosos com insuficiência renal crônica submetidos à hemodiálise em um hospital escola e identificar níveis de depressão na população estudada. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de uma pesquisa descritiva - exploratória, de natureza quantitativa utilizando a Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS e questionário de caracterização populacional, sendo entrevistados 61 pacientes. Na análise dos dados foi utilizado método quantitativo progressivo (porcentagem e correlação de Spearmann. RESULTADOS: A média de idade foi de 69,97±7,51 anos, 57% eram do sexo masculino, 79% de cor branca, 72% eram casados, sendo 26% analfabetos. A média de respostas depressivas foi 10,43±4,37, o que sugere humor normal-levemente deprimido na população em geral. CONCLUSÃO: Houve correlação estatisticamente significativa entre renda mensal familiar e escolaridade (valor p=0, 004 e escore GDS e analfabetismo (p=0,028, mostrando que os analfabetos apresentaram mais respostas depressivas, sugerindo menor capacidade de adaptabilidade/resiliência desses indivíduos à doença e suas implicações.OBJETIVOS: Caracterizar a personas ancianas con insuficiencia renal crónica sometidos a hemodiálisis en un hospital docente e identificar niveles de depresión en la población estudiada. MÉTODOS: Se trata de una investigación descriptiva - exploratoria, de naturaleza cuantitativa en la cual se utilizó la Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS y el cuestionario de caracterización poblacional, siendo entrevistados 61 pacientes. En el análisis de los datos se utilizó el método cuantitativo progresivo (porcentaje y la correlación de Spearmann. RESULTADOS: El promedio de edad fue de 69,97±7,51 años, el 57% era del sexo masculino, el 79% de raza blanca, el 72% era casado, siendo el 26% analfabetos. El promedio de respuestas depresivas fue 10,43±4,37, lo que sugiere humor normal-levemente deprimido en la población en general. CONCLUSIÓN: Hubo correlaci

  5. Adaptaçâo de um instrumento que avalia alfabetização em saúde das pessoas idosas Adaptación de un instrumento que evalúa la alfabetización en salud de las personas ancianas Adaptation of an instrument to measure health literacy of older people

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    Lisiane Manganelli Girardi Paskulin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o processo de adaptação transcultural de instrumento que analisa a alfabetização em saúde das pessoas idosas. MÉTODOS: A adaptação compreendeu as etapas de equivalência conceitual e de itens, semântica e operacional. RESULTADOS: As etapas de equivalências conceituais e de itens mostraram que os itens e conceitos do instrumento canadense são adequados para uso no Brasil. As etapas de tradução inicial, retrotradução, avaliação por comitê de especialistas e pré-teste realizadas durante avaliação da equivalência semântica resultaram em alterações de alguns itens e reformulação de algumas questões. Na equivalência operacional, a entrevista mostrou-se adequada à realidade local. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar das etapas de adaptação transcultural, geralmente, serem adotadas para validação de instrumentos de aferição, elas foram utilizadas e permitiram aos pesquisadores adequá-las ao tipo de estudo.OBJETIVO: Describir el proceso de adaptación transcultural de un instrumento que analiza la alfabetización en salud de las personas ancianas. MÉTODOS: La adaptación comprendió las etapas de equivalencia conceptual y de items, semántico y operacional. RESULTADOS: Las etapas de equivalencias conceptuales y de items mostraron que los items y conceptos del instrumento canadiense son adecuados para el uso en el Brasil. Las etapas de traducción inicial, retrotraducción, evaluación por un comité de especialistas y pre test realizados durante la evaluación de la equivalencia semántica resultaron en alteraciones de algunos items y reformulación de algumas preguntas. En la equivalencia operacional, la entrevista se mostró adecuada a la realidad local. CONCLUSIÓN: A pesar de que las etapas de adaptación transcultural, generalmente, sean adoptadas para validación de instrumentos de comprobación, ellas fueron utilizadas y permitieron a los investigadores adecuarlas al tipo de estudio.OBJECTIVE: To describe

  6. Prevenção de câncer de mama em mulheres idosas: uma revisão La prevención de cáncer de mama en mujeres ancianas: una revisión Prevention of breast cancer in elderly women: a review

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    Cecília Maria Resende Gonçalves de Carvalho

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de revisão bibliográfica nacional, que objetivou refletir sobre a prevenção do câncer de mama em idosas. Esta curiosidade surgiu a partir da constatação da transição demográfica brasileira e da evidente feminização da velhice, o que impõe demandas assistênciais específicas e integrais para este segmento populacional. Ressalta-se a necessidade de ampliar o conhecimento a cerca da problemática, bem como a superação do negligenciamento na prevenção desta patologia, especialmente na velhice. Focalizaram-se dois tópicos reflexivos: Envelhecimento Feminino, Saúde e Gênero e Lacuna na integralidade da assistência à mulher idosa: conscientizar para libertar. Espera-se com esta reflexão possa subsidiar melhorias na assistência, favorecer a inclusão desta temática no ensino e estimular novas investigações.Se trata de una revisión bibliografica nacional que tuvo por objeto reflexionar sobre la prevención de cáncer de mama en las mujeres ancianas. Esta curiosidad surgió de la observación de la transición demográfica brasileña y del evidente feminización de la vejez, que impone demandas específicas e integrales para la ayuda a este grupo de población. Se insiste en la necesidad de ampliar el conocimiento sobre el problema, así como la superación de la negligencia en la prevención de esta enfermedad, especialmente en la vejez. Se centró dos temas de reflexión: El envejecimiento de Mujeres, Salud y Género y la Brecha de la exhaustividad de la asistencia a la mujer mayor: poner en libertad a la conciencia. Se espera con esta reflexión subvencionar la mejora de la asistencia, promover la inclusión de esta cuestión en la educación y estimular nuevas investigaciones.This is a national literature review that aimed to reflect on the prevention of breast cancer in the elderly woman. This curiosity arose from the observation of demographic transition and of course Brazilian feminisation of old

  7. GEOMETRIC MODEL OF THE NAZCA PLATE SUBDUCTION IN SOUTHWEST COLOMBIA

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    Monsalve J Hugo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A geometric model for the subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South American plate in southwestern of Colombia is proposed based on the relocation of hypocenters of local and distant
    earthquakes. By means of the simultaneous inversion of teleseismic P and SH body waves, the depths of the 15 events with Mw ≥ 5.8 were constrained, and the hypocenters of the 250 earthquakes recorded
    between 1990 and 2005 by the International Seismological Centre (ISC and U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC were constrained and relocated. A model is proposed
    for the hypocentral sections taking into account the trench along of the Earth and Colombia-Ecuador.
    Three different possible shapes of subduction of the Nazca plate in the Colombia-Ecuador trench were obtained: The first configuration, in the Cali A segment, the dip angle changes from17º to 45º down to a maximum depth of 100km; the second configuration, in the Popayán B and Nariño C segments, the dip angle holds approximately constant at 30º down to a maximum depth of 200 km; and the third configuration, in the Quito D segment, the dip angle changes of 9º to 50º to a maximum depth 220 km. The maximum depth of seismicity along the Colombia-Ecuador trench shows two increases, the first between latitudes 4.5ºN-5ºN and the second between the latitudes 1ºS-2ºS, which suggest that the presence of the Malpelo and Carnegie Ridges may generate a differential blockage at the Pacific Colombia-Ecuador basin.

  8. Bioprospección: Plan nacional y aproximación al estado actual en Colombia Bioprospection: National Plan and Up to Date Situation in Colombia

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    Melgarejo Luz Marina

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    Esta reflexión muestra algunos conceptos relacionados con el plan nacional y la situación de la bioprospección en ColombiaThis review shows some bioprospecction conceptual aspects and referes to the national plan and present situation in Colombia

  9. Unanswered Questions in Colombia's Foreign Language Education Policy (Preguntas por responder en la política educativa de lenguas extranjeras en Colombia)

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    Bonilla Carvajal, Camilo Andrés; Tejada-Sánchez, Isabel

    2016-01-01

    Following the trend of much of the Western, non-English speaking world, Colombia has tirelessly strived for spreading English education in an effort to augment economic benefits. This paper aims at providing a critical account of foreign language education policy in Colombia, with special attention to English. It outlines the impact of its…

  10. Condiciones laborales en enfermeras de Cartagena, Colombia

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    ZULEIMA COGOLLO MILANÉS

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: identificar las condiciones laborales del profesional de enfermería en instituciones de salud en Cartagena, Colombia. Método: se diseñó un estudio descriptivo que incluyó personal de enfermería de instituciones públicas y privadas. El cuestionario preguntaba características demográficas, características del cargo desempeñado, relaciones laborales, tipo de contratación, condición de seguridad laboral y la escala de satisfacción laboral SL-SPC que explora elementos materiales o de infraestructura laboral cotidiana, los beneficios laborales, políticas, relaciones sociales, desarrollo profesional, desempeño y relación con la autoridad. Se realizó un análisis univariado. Resultados: la edad del grupo osciló entre 23 y 55 años, media de 33,9 años (DS: 8,9. El 91% eran mujeres y el 44% tenía contratación por medio de cooperativas de trabajo asociado. El 67% de las enfermeras recibían salarios mensuales entre $1.384.500 y $1.846.000, con un promedio de $923.000, equivalente a US$487,25 mensuales, vigentes en 2008. El 65% recibía pago por honorarios sin prestaciones sociales. Referente a las condiciones físicas del puesto de trabajo y la dotación de materiales, el 34% de las enfermeras consideraron que los equipos y materiales de trabajo eran incompletos e inseguros, 32% identificaron la falta de señalizaciones dentro del área de trabajo, 31%, espacio reducido y temperatura inadecuada y 15%, niveles de ruido. Conclusión: en Cartagena el personal de enfermería identifica las condiciones de trabajo como deficientes en retribución económica, personal de apoyo, infraestructura física de los puestos de trabajo, materiales y equipos en el lugar de trabajo y alta carga laboral.

  11. Epidemiology of cervical cancer in Colombia

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    Muñoz, Nubia

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women, and the first or second most common in developing countries. Cervical cancer remains in Colombia the first cause of cancer mortality and the second cause of cancer incidence among women, despite the existence of screening programs during the last 3 decades. Bucaramanga, Manizales and Cali reported rates around 20 per 100,000 and Pasto 27 per 100,000. The Cali cancer registry has reported a progressive decrease in the age standardized incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer over the past 40 years. Reasons for the decline in incidence and mortality of cervical cancer are multiple and probably include: improvement in socio-economic conditions, decrease in parity rates and some effect of screening programs.Human papilloma Virus is the main cause of cervical cancer, HPV natural history studies have now revealed that HPVs are the commonest of the sexually transmitted infec¬tions in most populations. Most HPV exposures result in sponta¬neous clearance without clinical manifestations and only a small fraction of the infected persons, known as chronic or persistent carriers, will retain the virus and progress to precancerous and cancer. HPV 16 and 18 account for 70% of cervical cancer and the 8 most common types. (HPV 16, 18, 45, 33, 31, 52, 58 and 35 account for about 90% of cervical cancer. Case-control studies also allowed the identification of the following cofactors that acting together with HPV increase the risk of progression from HPV persistent infection to cervical cancer: tobacco, high parity, long term use of oral contraceptives and past infections with herpes simplex type 2 and Chlamydia trachomatis. The demonstration that infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV is not only the main cause but also a necessary cause of cervical cancer has led to great advances in the prevention of this disease on two fronts: (i Primary prevention by the use of

  12. Revisión preliminar de la familia Procyonidae en Colombia Preliminary review of the Procyonidae family in Colombia

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    Guzmán-Lenis Angélica R.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available La familia Procyonidae hace parte del orden Carnivora, se distribuye por el continente Americano desde el sur de Canadá hasta el norte de Argentina y está representada por siete especies en Colombia. Mediante este trabajo se realizó una clave taxonómica para la diferenciación de las especies presentes en el país, y un mapa de distribución preliminar. Para la realización de la clave y del mapa de distribución, se examinaron 67 individuos de la colección del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales en Bogotá, 78 de la colección del Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt en Villa de Leyva y revisión de la literatura. Como resultado se presenta una clave taxonómica de la familia Procyonidae en Colombia para caracteres morfológicos craneales y externos para la identificación de las especies y se complementa con su distribución preliminar.The Procyonidae family is a member of the order Carnivora. It distributes along the American continent, from South Canada to North Argentina; Colombia has in its territory seven species of this family. This paper presents a taxonomic key to differentiate the species of procyonids in Colombia, and a preliminary map of their distribution. The key and the distribution map, were based on the analysis of 67 individuals of the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales collection in Bogotá, 78 of the Instituto Alexander von Humboltd collection in Villa de Leyva and a literature review. The results show a taxonomic key of cranial and external characters for the species identification of the Procionidae family in Colombia and a preliminary distribution of their species.

  13. State-of-the-art of the historical seismology in Colombia

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    E. J. Salcedo Hurtado; A. A. G. Capera; A. Espinosa Baquero

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    In Colombia are available a discreet number of historical seismology investigations, dating back 50 years. This paper reviews basic information about earthquakes studies in Colombia, such as primary sources, compilation of descriptive catalogues and parametric catalogues. Father Jesús Emilio Ramírez made the main systematic study before 1975. During the last 20 years, great earthquakes hit Colombia and, as consequence, historical seismology investigation was developed in the frame of se...

  14. State-of-the-art of the historical seismology in Colombia

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    E. J. Salcedo Hurtado

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In Colombia are available a discreet number of historical seismology investigations, dating back 50 years. This paper reviews basic information about earthquakes studies in Colombia, such as primary sources, compilation of descriptive catalogues and parametric catalogues. Father Jesús Emilio Ramírez made the main systematic study before 1975. During the last 20 years, great earthquakes hit Colombia and, as consequence, historical seismology investigation was developed in the frame of seismic hazard projects.

  15. Effects of the war on drugs on official corruption in Colombia

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    This thesis analyzes the relationship between the war on drugs and official corruption in Colombia. Two variables are used in the study. The first one is official corruption in Colombia, which is measured using the number of articles on official corruption published by Colombia's newspaper El Tiempo and The Economist magazine. The second variable is action against illegal drugs. This variable is measured by a combination of the Colombian National Police budget and the level of commitment to a...

  16. Morphometric characterization of the mesoamerican slider (trachemys venusta, emydidae) from the atrato river basin, colombia.

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    Claudia P. Ceballos; William A. Brand

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    A group of 89 sliders, Trachemys venusta, were confiscated by the local authorities in the Atrato river basin of Colombia. The life history of this species has known from populations in different countries but in Colombia there is only one anecdotic report that is 50 years old. Given the wide biogeography and diversity of forms of this species throughout its range from Mexico to Colombia, we report this case of turtle confiscation and use this opportunity to document the morphometry that this...

  17. Morphometric Characterization of the Mesoamerican Slider (Trachemys venusta, Emydidae) from the Atrato river basin, Colombia.

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    Claudia P. Ceballos; William A. Brand

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    A group of 89 sliders, Trachemys venusta, were confiscated by the local authorities in the Atrato river basin of Colombia. The life history of this species has known from populations in different countries but in Colombia there is only one anecdotic report that is 50 years old. Given the wide biogeography and diversity of forms of this species throughout its range from Mexico to Colombia, we report this case of turtle confiscation and use this opportunity to document the morphometry that this...

  18. Comparación entre los intereses vocacionales en Colombia y Estados Unidos

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    Full Text Available A comparison was made of vocational interests in Colombia and the USA, by means of the Geist Picture Interest Inventory. The vocational interests of Colombian students of 3rd., 4th., 5th.. and 6th. high school lavel were explored, and the interests of a sample of university students and "professional" students of both sexes. The Inventory was standarized in Colombia previously. The similarities and differences between interests in Colombia and the US are indicated.

  19. Good Practices in City Energy Efficiency : Bogota, Colombia - Bus Rapid Transit for Urban Transport

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    Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is located near the geographic center of Colombia, 2,640 meters (8,661 ft) sea level. It is the largest and most populous city in the nation, with an estimated 8.2 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area in 2007 and a population density of 3,912 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its economy generates 25 percent of Colombia's total gross domestic p...

  20. Colombia's small and medium-size exporters and their support systems

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    The authors evaluate the role of dynamic small and medium-size manufacturing enterprises and entrepreneurs (SMEs) in Colombia's development. They also evaluate SME policy in Colombia, especially as it affects the country's export potential. The SME sector has received little attention from Colombia's policymakers despite its substantial weight in manufacturing, its importance as a seedbed for important future companies, and its demonstrated capacity to grow rapidly under favorable circumstanc...

  1. 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.

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    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

  2. Historia del paramilitarismo en Colombia History of the paramilitarismo in Colombia

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    Edgar de Jesús Velásquez Rivera

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    Full Text Available En Colombia, desde la década de los años ochenta del siglo XX tomó fuerza el paramilitarismo como estrategia contrainsurgente, política que no ha sido reconocida como tal por parte de los distintos gobiernos y se expresa como terrorismo de Estado. Incidió en el surgimiento de tal fenómeno, la ideología anticomunista que profesan la mayoría de miembros de las fuerzas armadas, la cultura política derivada de la violencia, la corrupción y el clientelismo, así como el narcotráfico, al igual que las influencias externas, provenientes principalmente de Francia y Estados Unidos. El paramilitarismo invadió las distintas estructuras del poder estatal, en la perspectiva de configurarse como un proyecto político, militar, social y económico de alcance nacional. Originado, según sus mentores, como una respuesta a los excesos de la guerrilla, el paramilitarismo ha privilegiado, como método de lucha, las masacres, asesinatos selectivos y desplazamientos de población civil, acusados de ser simpatizantes o colaboradores de las guerrillas. Al presidente Álvaro Uribe Vélez, se le atribuye el haber auspiciado el paramilitarismo y de institucionalizarlo en su gestión de gobierno.In Colombia, since the eighties of the XXth century, the paramilitarism has been taking force as a strategy against insurgence, a kind of politics which has not been yet recognized by part of different governments, being expressed State terrorism. It caused the emergence of such a phenomenon named anti-communist ideology, professed by most Armed Forces members, political culture that comes from violence, corruption and clientelism as well as from drug dealing, and external influences, mainly from France and the United States. Paramilitarism has invaded all the different structures of the state power aiming at forming itself as a political, military, social and economic project at national level. According to its mentors, paramilitary groups have resulted from a reaction

  3. U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia in the post-cold war era

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    In 1999, Colombia became the third largest recipient of U.S. security aid after Israel and Egypt. The purpose of this thesis is to identify and discuss the driving factors of the U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia. The main question is: "To what extent can the threats posed by drugs explain U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia in the post-Cold War era?" A common understanding of U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia is that it is driven by domestic concerns about the drug production...

  4. De la Cumbre de Durban al desastre de Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2011-01-01

    Mientras Colombia incluye el tema del calentamiento global en su Plan de Desarrollo 2010-2014, los ciudadanos del planeta deberemos esperar ocho años más, por cuenta de los países contaminantes. En Colombia se calentaría menos las zona Andina (2º a 3ºC), que las dos costas, la Orinoquía y la Amazonía (3º a 4ºC). Y aunque las causas se detengan desde ahora, la recuperación del ecosistema global tardará décadas, pero los daños serán irreversibles.

  5. El problema agrario en Colombia: causas y posibles soluciones

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    Ramírez Arias, Camilo Alexander

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    Este artículo presenta un análisis crítico de la estructura y el problema agrario en Colombia. A través de una aproximación integra a éste, obtenemos que el conflicto social y armado actual que se presenta en el territorio nacional, tiene algunas de sus raíces en causas sociales derivadas de la pésima situación del agro. Este trabajo intenta retomar el análisis y debate en torno al sector rural en Colombia; también, busca aportar en la construcción de una propuesta de completa solución a dich...

  6. [Public health policies as regards the elderly in Colombia].

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    Cardona Arango, Doris; Segura Cardona, Angela María

    2011-01-01

    A literature review was performed on the laws passed, and adopted in accordance with international regulations, in Colombia and which currently benefit or affect the quality of life of the elderly. Public policies in Colombia are inclined towards the well-being of the elderly, but this documental analysis concludes that the elderly Colombian is unprotected and defenseless against the obstacles and difficult situations due to the biological, political, social, economic and environmental conditions. This makes them vulnerable as it is a scheme that only benefits in cases of poverty and by being a member of the General Social Security in Health system, with transfer of obligations to the family, society and likewise the elderly. PMID:21388713

  7. Uso de los resultados de investigacion en salud en Colombia

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    Adalberto Campo-Arias

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En los países en vía de desarrollo, como Colombia, la investigación en todas las áreas del conocimiento debe ayudar a comprender la situación de los ciudadanos. Este es el comienzo para el desarrollo de estrategias de intervención para mejorar la calidad de vida de la población. Sin embargo, en la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos la producción de investigación es incipiente. Latinoamérica da cuenta de sólo el 1% o menos de la producción en investigación en los cinco continentes. Y Colombia es responsable de algo menos de una vigésima parte de la producción científica de la región1.

  8. Morphological and molecular study of Symphyla from Colombia

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    Diego Alberto Salazar Moncada

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The symphylans are a poorly studied group. In Colombia the number of symphylan species is unknown with only Scutigerella immaculata (Symphyla: Scutigerellidae being reported previously. The aim of this research was to collect and identify the symphylan pests of flower crops in Colombia. Morphological descriptions showed that our specimens shared more than one of the characters that define different genera within Scutigerellidae. The COI barcode haplotype showed interspecific level genetic divergence with S. causeyae (at least 23% and Hanseniella sp. (22%. Furthermore, our Colombian symphylans shared the same COI haplotype as some Symphyla found in Cameroon indicating a wide geographical distribution of this taxon. Our results suggest the presence of a new genus or subgenus in the class Symphyla.

  9. Morphological and molecular study of Symphyla from Colombia

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    Salazar-Moncada, Diego A.; Calle-Osorno, Jaime; Ruiz-Lopez, Freddy

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The symphylans are a poorly studied group. In Colombia the number of symphylan species is unknown with only Scutigerella immaculata (Symphyla: Scutigerellidae) being reported previously. The aim of this research was to collect and identify the symphylan pests of flower crops in Colombia. Morphological descriptions showed that our specimens shared more than one of the characters that define different genera within Scutigerellidae. The COI barcode haplotype showed interspecific level genetic divergence with Scutigerella causeyae (at least 23%) and Hanseniella sp. (22%). Furthermore, our Colombian symphylans shared the same COI haplotype as some Symphyla found in Cameroon indicating a wide geographical distribution of this taxon. Our results suggest the presence of a new genus or subgenus in the class Symphyla. PMID:25829846

  10. Meriania selvaflorensis (Melastomataceae, una nueva especie lianescente de Colombia

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    Mendoza-Cifuentes, Humberto

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    Full Text Available Meriania selvaflorensis (Melastomataceae from “Selvas de Florencia” National Park of the department of Caldas, Central Mountains, flank of Magdalena River, Colombia, is described and illustrated. It is unique among described species of the genus with climbing habit. Additionally it’s characterized by the circumscissile calyptra and minute external teeth in the base of the calyptra.Se describe e ilustra Meriania selvaflorensis (Melastomataceae procedente del Parque Nacional Natural Selvas de Florencia en el departamento de Caldas, Cordillera Central, vertiente del río Magdalena, Colombia. Es la única especie del género con hábito liana y adicionalmente se caracteriza por presentar una caliptra circuncísil y dientes externos calicinos diminutos en la base de la caliptra.

  11. Impact and environmental handling of the coal in Colombia

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    The coal is a natural resource of great strategic importance for Colombia, in virtue not only of the magnitude of the reserves that possesses the country, but also of its physical-chemistry characteristic, which make it very attractive for the energy generation mainly in European countries and in United States, for the environmental advantages that it offers to consume a coal with contained low percentage of sulfur (maximum 1%) and high heating power. In this chapter a general vision of the Colombian carboniferous sector is presented, followed by a discussion on the environmental impacts of more relevance, associated to the industry and the carboniferous mining that happen in the country. Finally activities and projects of environmental administration are commented, that are in Colombia, with the object to improve the environmental administration of this mineral resource, from the institutional perspective of the participation of the economic agents of the sector, in the solution of the environmental conflicts

  12. Innovación en hidrocarburos en Colombia

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    Juan Benavides Estévez-Bretón

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta parte del Proyecto DNP- Uniandes sobre Clusters en la industria minero energética. El análisis se centrará en la innovación en hidrocarburos: primero, el planteamiento básico; segundo, los retos y oportunidades, y tercero, las líneas de acción en las que Colombia puede trabajar.//This article presents a fragment of the DNP- Uniandes project on Clusters in the energy mining industry. Specifically, the analysis focuses on innovation in hydrocarbons, starting with the project's basic approach. Next, it exposes the challenges and opportunities present in the Colombian context. Finally, it discusses the lines of action within which Colombia will move forward.

  13. Familia y vejez: realidad y perspectivas en Colombia

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    Echeverri Ángel, Ligia

    1994-01-01

    Este libro es el resultado de una investigación para examinar la magnitud del cambio demográfico colombiano y sus implicaciones para la política social y para el sistema de seguridad social del país. / Contenido. Preliminares; Capítulo 1 - Aspectos estadísticos y demográficos de la vejez en Colombia; Capítulo 2 - Políticas sociales para la vejez; Capítulo 3 - Estructura familiar, tipología y dinámica; Capítulo 4 - Políticas de internalización en Colombia; Capítulo 5 - Socialización y vejez; C...

  14. EduCamp Colombia: Social Networked Learning for Teacher Training

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    Diego Ernesto Leal Fonseca

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a learning experience called EduCamp, which was launched by the Ministry of Education of Colombia in 2007, based on emerging concepts such as e-Learning 2.0, connectivism, and personal learning environments. An EduCamp proposes an unstructured collective learning experience, which intends to make palpable the possibilities of social software tools in learning and interaction processes while demonstrating face-to-face organizational forms that reflect social networked lear...

  15. Dos nuevas especies de colostethus (amphibia, dendrobatidae) de colombia

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    Rivero, Juan A.; Serna, Marco A.

    2012-01-01

    Hasta el momento de escribirse este trabajo se conocían 28 especies deColostethus en Colombia, pero cinco de estas, mencionadas en el trabajo detesis de S. R. EDWARS (1974), todavía no han sido descritas. Las dos especiesque se describen aqui han sido examinadas por W. DUELLMAN, del Museo deHistoria Natural de la Universidad de Kansas (en donde esta depositado elmaterial de EDWARDS), quien ha certificado que no se trata de ninguna desus especies.

  16. Varying Political Economy Weights of Protection: The Case of Colombia

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    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we examine trade policy determinants and trade reform in a developing country setting by using a political economy of trade policy model where the government determines tariffs by balancing the political support from the producers against consumers and places a higher political weight on producers' welfare relative to average citizens. We then expand it in several directions to guide our subsequent estimations at the three-digit industry level for Colombia between 1983 and 1998...

  17. Phylogenetic reconstruction of dengue virus type 2 in Colombia

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    Méndez Jairo A; Usme-Ciro José A; Domingo Cristina; Rey Gloria J; Sánchez Juan A; Tenorio Antonio; Gallego-Gomez Juan C

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Dengue fever is perhaps the most important viral re-emergent disease especially in tropical and sub-tropical countries, affecting about 50 million people around the world yearly. In Colombia, dengue virus was first detected in 1971 and still remains as a major public health issue. Although four viral serotypes have been recurrently identified, dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2) has been involved in the most important outbreaks during the last 20 years, including 2010 when the fa...

  18. Colombia 1990-2000: globalización y crisis.

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    Maya Muñoz, Guillermo

    2011-01-01

    En este ensayo se hace una narrativa del proceso de globalización en Colombia entre los años 1990-2000 para encontrar una explicación sobre la crisis de la economía colombiana. Las políticas liberalizadoras, tanto comerciales como de capitales, conjuntamente con la independencia del Banco de la República fueron el centro de la agenda económica.

  19. Politics, Policies and the Dynamics of Aggregate Productivity in Colombia

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    Eslava, Marcela; Melendez, Marcela

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes private actors’ involvement in Colombia’s policymaking process. While more transparent and formal channels are used to discuss horizontal policies, they are also less effective. The adoption of targeted policies, however, follows a faster track and depends more on political power than on those policies’ potential as engines for productivity growth. Data targeted policies and political characteristics across sector-region units are used to further characterize the differen...

  20. Public-Private Collaboration on Productive Development Policies in Colombia

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    Eslava Mejía, Marcela; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Perry, Guillermo

    2014-01-01

    This Working Paper analyzes the institutions that shape public-private collaboration for the design and implementation of productive development policies in Colombia. These policies are increasingly designed in the context of formal institutions and venues, with public-private collaboration being a pillar of that formal design. This paper focuses on two specific case studies: the Private Council for Competitiveness and its role in the National Competitiveness System and the Productive Transfo...

  1. An annotated checklist of the Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of Colombia.

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    Kotov, Alexey A; Fuentes-Reinés, Juan M

    2015-01-01

    Based on the revision of available literature on the Colombian Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda), we present an annotated checklist, with taxonomical comments for all taxa recorded since the start of research on this group in the country in 1913. We have listed 101 valid taxa, of which most records belong to the Caribbean region of Colombia. The situation in Colombian Cladocera taxonomy is, at present, unfavorable for any realistic conclusions on biodiversity, ecology and biogeography. PMID:26624722

  2. Disability and motorcycle taxi drivers in Cartagena, Colombia

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    Yaneth Herazo B; Regina Domínguez A; Sandra Olarte B; Liliseth Quitian C

    2011-01-01

    Objective: to estimate the functional dependency as a measure of disability in a group of motorcycle taxi drivers from Cartagena, Colombia. Methods: a retrospective descriptive study in which researchers reviewed 1123 files of motorcycle taxi drivers involved in traffic accidents in Cartagena during 2006. The level of functional dependence regarding performance of some basic activities of daily life was determined for 262 subjects using the Barthel scale. Furthermore, data analysis was carr...

  3. Productivity of Household Investment in Health: The Case of Colombia

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    Jairo Núñez; Rocio Ribero

    1999-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to understand how public and private investments in health in Colombia are related to future earnings of individuals. The returns to good health of individuals and the determinants of the health production function are analyzed. The magnitude of the returns to having good health status is identified through the direct effect of health variables on earnings of individuals. Regional (rural-urban) and gender aspects are considered separately. The significant IV estim...

  4. Financial soundness index for the private corporate sector in Colombia

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    Juan S. Lemus-Esquivel; Quicazan-Moreno, Carlos A.; Hurtado-Guarin, Joge L.; Lizardo-Cuellar, Angelica

    2015-01-01

    This paper has as main objective to build a composite metric of financial soundness for the private corporate sector in Colombia. Instead of relying on the individual and sometimes restrictive financial ratio analysis approach, the purpose of this document is to provide a single metric aimed at measuring the financial health of firms. Said metric, the financial soundness index, is derived by employing the cross-section approach of principal component analysis. For the time period of 2000-2013...

  5. Mercury and gold mining in Colombia: a failed state

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    Leonardo Güiza M; Juan David Aristizábal

    2013-01-01

    Identifying and analyzing the causes and consequences that generate the high consumption of mercury in gold mining activities is an international priority. In Colombia, eighty-seven percent of the country’s gold mines have no mining title and only 3% possess environmental licenses. High mining and environmental lawlessness, the failures of formalization programs and the inadequacy of importation controls on the supply are the cause of the high consumption of mercury in Colombian mining. To di...

  6. Exchange Rate Policy and Inflation Targeting in Colombia

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    H., Hernando Vargas

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines Colombia's experience with an inflation-targeting monetary policy following the abandonment of exchange rate bands in 1999, and two episodes in 2003 and 2004 that deviated from this general behavior. In these episodes, the Central Bank intervened in the forex market on a relatively large scale in order to affect the trend of the exchange rate (managed floating). These episodes are examined to draw lessons and highlight the main challenges facing monetary and forex policy. ...

  7. The institutionalization of drug trafficking organizations comparing Colombia and Brazil

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    Dominguez, Manuel J.

    2010-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited l took root with the introduciton of the drug trade in the region in the late 1970s to early 1980s. DTOs in Colombia and Brazil qualify as informal institutions based on structural composition, stability, behavioral control, and social cohesion. Sustainability in the Colombian case study is attributed to the DTOs' capacity to learn and adapt to U.S. and Colombian efforts while capitalizing on policy failures. Sustainability in the ...

  8. Board structure and firm performance: evidence from Colombia

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    Fortich, Roberto; Gutiérrez, Luis; Pombo, Carlos

    2008-01-01

    This paper studies the board structure and firm per- formance across 77 equity issuer corporations in Colombia for the 1998-2004 period. The sample is formed by 47 holding firms belonging to the top- two largest local conglomerates in the country, and 30 independent firms that were included as a control group. The paper presents for first time measures of board governance proxies such as independence, rotation, and members interlocking for this emerging market. Measurement results show that b...

  9. Eight new species of Gomphichis (Orchidaceae, Spiranthoideae) from Colombia

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    Nowak, S; Szlachetko, D.L.; Mytnik-Ejsmont, J.; Cleef, A.M.

    2014-01-01

    Eight new species of the genus Gomphichis from Colombia are described. Each species is illustrated, and detailed habitat and distribution data are provided. A distribution map of the new species is presented. A dichotomous key for determination of the Gomphichis species in northern South America is provided. Conservation status assessments are provided for each species; current International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List categories and criteria are listed. A brief discussio...

  10. Pilot Implementation of Breast Cancer Early Detection Programs in Colombia

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    Murillo, Raúl; Díaz, Sandra; Sánchez, Oswaldo; Perry, Fernando; Piñeros, Marion; Poveda, César; Salguero, Edgar; Osorio, Dimelza

    2008-01-01

    Breast cancer is increasing in developing countries, and Colombia has a double burden from cervical and breast cancer. Suitable guidelines for breast cancer early detection are needed, and the Breast Health Global Initiative provides a favorable framework for breast cancer control in low resource nations. The Colombian National Cancer Institute developed evidence-based guidelines for breast cancer early detection in which coordinated early detection in symptomatic women and hospital-based scr...

  11. El docente ante el avance del ciberperiodismo en Colombia

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza cómo es entendido el ciberperiodismo por los docentes de las Facultades de ComunicaciónSocial y Periodismo en Colombia. Los resultados aquí presentados, parten del proyecto de investigaciónde carácter explicativo, titulado “El Ciberperiodismo desde las Facultades de Comunicación Social y Periodismo enColombia”, finalizado en el segundo semestre de 2009, realizado desde la Universidad del Norte (Colombia. Los datosexpuestos aquí, parten del desarrollo y análisis de 63 encuestas en línea, respondidas por docentes de estas facultades,durante el trimestre I de 2009; de un total de 865 docentes identificados de 29 Universidades, adscritas a AFACOM2.En este trabajo se muestra como la definición de “ciberperiodismo” que tienen los docentes es de carácter operativo;así como también, la baja percepción en ellos y la pertinencia de la enseñanza dada en Colombia para el ejercicio delciberperiodismo, y por último, los factores que inciden en el desarrollo de la profesión en Colombia. Estos resultadosnos llevan a concluir que, pese a la creciente importancia del ciberperiodismo, es poco comprensible en los docentesun concepto que abarque todo lo que este término encierra; y que la promoción o no de estrategias que permitan eldesarrollo de factores profesionales, ontológicos, participativos y tecnológicos, relacionados con el ciberperiodismo,terminarán incidiendo en su presencia o no en el escenario comunicativo colombiano.

  12. Taking love seriously: the context of adolescent pregnancy in Colombia

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    2001-01-01

    Findings from a qualitative research study of the context of adolescent pregnancy are presented. Participants were 21 pregnant adolescents from Medellín, Colombia, and nearby villages in the region. Data were collected by means of 21 qualitative interviews, and analysis followed grounded theory procedures. The study reveals that adolescent pregnancy occurs in the context of a “genuine love affair” in which ideas of romantic love and gender rules guide young women’s behaviour. Regarding an ado...

  13. Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia

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    Lucía Mina

    2014-01-01

    Social protection tends to revolve around the labour market, social security and social welfare. In Colombia, these issues are characterised by social disarticulation, both at the level of institutional capacity, as well as between supply and demand. In the early 21st century, the social protection system began to adopt a social risk management approach, understood as a set of public policies to reduce vulnerability and improve the quality of life of Colombians, especially among the most unpr...

  14. Political science as an academic discipline in Colombia

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    Javier Duque Daza

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyzes the current state of political science as an academic discipline in Colombia. Considering the concept of institutionalization as a departure point, the author examines five discipline components, namely, the development of teaching, educators, research, publications, and the recent emergence of a profession association as well as the implementation of the first national congress. The author identifies strengths and weaknesses of the Colombia’s recent institutionalization p...

  15. Child Discipline and Social Programs: Evidence from Colombia

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    Lopez-Avila, Diana

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines how interventions during early childhood affect disciplining methods in Colombia, where poor households are eligible for a number of social programs targeted to young children, based on a proxy means index. These programs include child care options, nutritional programs and health checks. I analyze whether these programs affect parents' disciplining methods through two different identification strategies. I implement a regression discontinuity design exploiting the discont...

  16. Diversity of the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L.) in Colombia

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    Arango-Ulloa, Johanna; Bohorquez, Adriana; Duque, Myriam; Maass, Brigitte

    2009-01-01

    Germplasm of the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L.) was collected in five major regions of Colombia, i.e. the Andes, Caribbean, Amazon, Orinoco, and Pacific regions. Collecting this multipurpose tree was guided by the indigenous knowledge of farmers and artisans in each region. Large variation in fruit shapes and sizes was found, of which some forms were typical for certain regions. Overall 56 accessions were collected and roughly classified into 22 types by eight fruit shapes and eight siz...

  17. Notes on the genus nymphoides (menyanthaceae) of colombia

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    Nymphoides, a cosmopolitan genus, comprises to date 22 aquatic species. Two species are actually known to occur in Colombia, Nymphoides indica with a pantropical distribution and Nymphoides flaccida, an endemic species of the Colombian Llanos. Recently I got the opportunity to collect flowering and fruiting material of N. flaccida, which I take for presenting a broader description of the mentioned species. A key for the Colombian species is given. The geographical distribution, ecological pre...

  18. How much fiscal adjustment is enough? The case of Colombia

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    Easterly, William R.

    1989-01-01

    This paper concludes that Colombia's impressive fiscal adjustment during 1985 - 1987 was due to structural changes in fiscal policy, not simply to such fortuitous events as the coffee boom. Although impressive, the fiscal adjustment fell short of actually improving the government's net financial position. Total public debt as a percentage of GDP was roughly unchanged, even after correcting for the effect of currency devaluation on dollar denominated instruments. Public development lending as ...

  19. Patterns of Wartime Sexual Violence: Perspectives from Colombia

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    Nilsen, Lisa Govasli

    2014-01-01

    Sexual violence has been perpetrated as a strategy or practice in a number of conflicts across the globe, but research has found that the prevalence and practice of wartime sexual violence varies greatly between different conflicts, and between different armed actors within the same war (Cohen, Green, & Wood, 2013; Cohen & Nordås, 2014; Wood, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012). The purpose of this project was to map out patterns of wartime sexual violence in the ongoing internal conflict in Colombia, in...

  20. Colombia; Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

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    KEY ISSUES Context. Colombia’s economic performance has been robust, underpinned by a very strong policy framework. Last year, real GDP grew by 4.3 percent, with low inflation. The country has a strong external position; the financial system is sound; and fiscal policy remains guided by a structural fiscal balance rule. The authorities intend to undertake an ambitious infrastructure program to be executed through public-private partnerships. Outlook and risks. Real GDP growth is projected t...

  1. Poisonous plants for cattle in Colombia: research perspectives

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    Lozano, M. C.; Diaz, G. J.

    2013-01-01

    Even though Colombian cattle-farming makes an important contribution to the national economy it also has great potential for growth; however, this activity is carried out in areas where animals may become naturally exposed to poisonous plants, affecting their health and production. It is recognised that some plants may damage the livestock sector in countries placing an important emphasis on cattle-rearing. Such problem has received scarce attention from academic research in Colombia, and the...

  2. Ecology and policy for exclusive breastfeeding in Colombia: a proposal

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    Mateus Solarte, Julio César

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Breastfeeding promotion is one of the most important strategies against infant mortality and to control child undernourishment. Despite policies and plans to promote and protect breastfeeding in Colombia, its practice is low and its duration is short. Objective: To propose an ecology framework to interpret and incorporate contextual, interpersonal, and individual factors associated with the practice of breastfeeding and duration. Thereby, the plans and policies addressed to prom...

  3. The traditional packaged consumer goodstradein Colombia: consumer mobility

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    Emperatriz Londoño-Aldana; María E. Navas-Ríos

    2011-01-01

    The rapid growth of large-scale domestic and foreign sales coverage in many parts of Colombia since the mid-1990s, in line with theories explaining retail trade evolution, presumed that the small-scale consumer packaged goods traders would become extinct within a short time.The dynamism of trade adapting to society's evolution, as stated by Rebollo (1993), has quickly made obsolete those classifications grouping features or functions which are no longer use ful. However, the social phenomeno...

  4. New records of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Colombia.

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    Castro-Huertas, Valentina; Schwertner, Cristiano F; Fernández, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    New records of genera and species of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Colombia are provided. Two genera are new records for South America: Alathetus and Schraderiellus. Fifteen genera are new record for Colombia: Agaclitus, Boea, Ceratozygum, Euthyrhynchus, Eritrachys, Doesburguedessa, Lopadusa, Marmessulus, Paralincus, Patanius, Peromatus, Phalaecus, Phoeacia, Rio, and Tyrannocoris. Forty-nine species from five subfamiles are recorded for the first time in Colombia. Asopinae: Coryzorhaphis carneolus Erichson, Coryzorhaphis superba Breddin, Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus), Podisus sagitta Fabricius, Stiretrus anchorago (Fabricius), Stiretrus cinctellus Germar, Tylospilus peruvianus Horvath, Tyrannocoris nigriceps Thomas. Cyrtocorinae: Ceratozygum horridum (Germar). Discocephalinae: Agaclitus dromedarius Stål, Antiteuchus melanoleucus (Westwood), Antiteuchus sepulcralis (Fabricius), Dinocoris gibbosus (Fallou), Dinocoris variolosus (Linnaeus), Discocephalessa terminalis (Walker), Dryptocephala crenata Ruckes, Dryptocephala dentifrons (Latreille), Eurystethus ovalis Ruckes, Paralcippus dimidiatus (Ruckes), Alathetus rufitarsus Dallas, Eritrachys bituberculata Ruckes, Paralincus bimaculatus (Ruckes), Schraderiellus cinctus (Ruckes), Xynocoris recavus (Garbelotto & Campos). Edessinae: Brachystethus cribus (Fabricius), Brachystethus tricolor Bolívar, Doesburguedessa elongatispina Fernandes and Lopadusa fuscopunctata (Distant). Pentatominae: Banasa fulgida Thomas, Banasa paraexpallescens Thomas, Dichelops divisus (Walker), Dichelops nigrum Bergroth, Euschistus carbonerus Rolston, Mormidea bovilla (Distant), Mormidea triangularis (Walker), Murgantia bifasciata Herrich-Schaeffer, Murgantia violascens (Westwood), Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius), Oebalus ypsilon-griseus (DeGeer), Odmalea concolor (Walker), Patanius vittatus Rolston, Proxys albopunctulatus (Palisot), Proxys punctulatus (Palisot), Rhyncholepta grandicallosa Bergroth, Rio insularis Ruckes, Roferta

  5. A new genus of Rhytirrhinini from Colombia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

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    Morrone Juan J.

    1995-01-01

    Rupanius, new genus, comprises the single species R. carinatus, new species, endemic to the Paramo biogeographic province of Colombia. It is diagnosed based on the elytra subquadrate and with a conspicuous declivital carina, and is considered similar to Puranlus Germain and Acrorius Kirsch. The genus and species are described, illustrated, and compared with the other Colombian Rhytirrhinini.Rupanius, gen. n., comprende la única especie R. carinatus, sp. n., endémica de la provincia biogeográf...

  6. Flujos de capital, fragilidad financiera y desarrollo financiero en Colombia

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    José Eduardo Gómez; Luisa Silva; Sergio Restrepo; Mauricio Salazar

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudian las interrelaciones existentes entre flujos de capital y estabilidad financiera en Colombia en el período comprendido entre 1995 y 2011 con datos trimestrales. Utilizando modelos VAR cointegrados en niveles, se encuentra que si bien no parece haber una relación directa significativa entre flujos de capital y estabilidad financiera, existe una relación indirecta entre estas dos variables, intermediada por la relación cartera/PIB.

  7. Some factors for explaining resilience among young men in colombia

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    Klevens, Joanne; Restrepo, Ofelia; Roca, Juanita

    2010-01-01

    Based on an existing database, we explored childhood experiences that differentiated men who became delinquent or involved in substance abuse from those who did not (referred to as resilient) despite growing up in equally adverse circumstances, among a sub sample of men (n=168) included in a previous study on delinquency in five different cities in Colombia. The findings show that resilient men tend to perceive their caregiver as affectionate, available when needed, aware of their whereabouts...

  8. Craftsmanship learning and its social reproduction in Colombia

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    Daniel Roberto Vega Torres

    2012-01-01

    This review article defines the relationship between craftsmanship and education founded on a cultural comprehension of the traditional wisdom and the social customs characterizing the craft field. Craft activity in Colombia is determined by exclusion and poverty because it is usually in charge of people from county and secluded places of the country. The re-activation of craftsmanship as an economic area has been the most remarkable fact contributing to its technical improvement, innovation ...

  9. Colombia. Attracting new participants; Colombie. Attirer de nouveaux acteurs

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    Anon.

    1997-06-01

    After the discovery by BP, Total and Triton of the Cusiana field, NE of Bogota, Colombia decided to open more widely its territory to exploration. The Cusiana and Cupiagua fields comprise reserves estimated to 2 billions of barrels and produces 180000 b/day. The production of Colombia was 600000 b/j in 1996 and could reach 1 million b/day in 1999. However, petroleum companies are reticent in providing new investments because of the fiscal policy in force and the guerrilla threats. Thus, a revision of fiscal conditions of agreements is in progress for the new forthcoming partnership contracts. This paper describes the different partnership contracts signed in 1996 and 1997 for the development of small oil fields and for natural gas research and exploratory drilling. In 1993, the Colombian government started an ambitious program of extension of the gas distribution system with the building of a 2788 km pipeline network in order to double the domestic consumption between 1995 and 2005. The gas production of Colombia reached 7.68 Gm{sup 3} in 1995 from which 4.31 Gm{sup 3} was for domestic consumption. (J.S.)

  10. Malaria in gold-mining areas in Colombia.

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    Castellanos, Angélica; Chaparro-Narváez, Pablo; Morales-Plaza, Cristhian David; Alzate, Alberto; Padilla, Julio; Arévalo, Myriam; Herrera, Sócrates

    2016-01-01

    Gold-mining may play an important role in the maintenance of malaria worldwide. Gold-mining, mostly illegal, has significantly expanded in Colombia during the last decade in areas with limited health care and disease prevention. We report a descriptive study that was carried out to determine the malaria prevalence in gold-mining areas of Colombia, using data from the public health surveillance system (National Health Institute) during the period 2010-2013. Gold-mining was more prevalent in the departments of Antioquia, Córdoba, Bolívar, Chocó, Nariño, Cauca, and Valle, which contributed 89.3% (270,753 cases) of the national malaria incidence from 2010-2013 and 31.6% of malaria cases were from mining areas. Mining regions, such as El Bagre, Zaragoza, and Segovia, in Antioquia, Puerto Libertador and Montelíbano, in Córdoba, and Buenaventura, in Valle del Cauca, were the most endemic areas. The annual parasite index (API) correlated with gold production (R2 0.82, p gold produced, the API increased by 0.54 cases per 1,000 inhabitants. Lack of malaria control activities, together with high migration and proliferation of mosquito breeding sites, contribute to malaria in gold-mining regions. Specific control activities must be introduced to control this significant source of malaria in Colombia. PMID:26814645

  11. Malaria in gold-mining areas in Colombia

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    Angélica Castellanos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Gold-mining may play an important role in the maintenance of malaria worldwide. Gold-mining, mostly illegal, has significantly expanded in Colombia during the last decade in areas with limited health care and disease prevention. We report a descriptive study that was carried out to determine the malaria prevalence in gold-mining areas of Colombia, using data from the public health surveillance system (National Health Institute during the period 2010-2013. Gold-mining was more prevalent in the departments of Antioquia, Córdoba, Bolívar, Chocó, Nariño, Cauca, and Valle, which contributed 89.3% (270,753 cases of the national malaria incidence from 2010-2013 and 31.6% of malaria cases were from mining areas. Mining regions, such as El Bagre, Zaragoza, and Segovia, in Antioquia, Puerto Libertador and Montelíbano, in Córdoba, and Buenaventura, in Valle del Cauca, were the most endemic areas. The annual parasite index (API correlated with gold production (R2 0.82, p < 0.0001; for every 100 kg of gold produced, the API increased by 0.54 cases per 1,000 inhabitants. Lack of malaria control activities, together with high migration and proliferation of mosquito breeding sites, contribute to malaria in gold-mining regions. Specific control activities must be introduced to control this significant source of malaria in Colombia.

  12. PROBLEMÁTICA DE LOS PASIVOS AMBIENTALES MINEROS EN COLOMBIA

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    ARANGO ARAMBURO MARCELA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los pasivos ambientales mineros (PAM se refieren a "un área donde existe la necesidad de restauración, mitigación o compensación por un daño ambiental o impacto no gestionado, producido por actividades mineras inactivas o abandonadas que pone en riesgo la salud, calidad de vida o bienes públicos o privados" . En Colombia no se han reglamentado los PAM, pero dada la antigüedad y la prevalencia de la informalidad en la explotación minera, el interés en definir, reglamentar y gestionar estas obligaciones es creciente. En este artículo nos aproximamos a la problemática de la valoración de pasivos ambientales en Colombia, basándonos en la revisión de la gestión de PAM mineros en el mundo e identificamos los requerimientos de información clave para realizar dicha gestión en Colombia.

  13. The grand aurorae borealis seen in Colombia in 1859

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    Moreno Cárdenas, Freddy; Cristancho Sánchez, Sergio; Vargas Domínguez, Santiago

    2016-01-01

    On Thursday, September 1, 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington, for the first time ever, observes a spectacular gleam of visible light on the surface of the solar disk, the photosphere. The Carrington Event, as it is nowadays known by scientists, occurred because of the high solar activity that had visible consequences on Earth, in particular reports of outstanding aurorae activity that amazed thousands of people in the western hemisphere during the dawn of September 2. The geomagnetic storm, generated by the solar-terrestrial event, had such a magnitude that the auroral oval expanded towards the equator, allowing low latitudes, like Panama's 9°N, to catch a sight of the aurorae. An expedition was carried out to review several historical reports and books from the northern cities of Colombia allowed the identification of a narrative from Montería, Colombia (8° 45‧N), that describes phenomena resembling those of an aurorae borealis, such as fire-like lights, blazing and dazzling glares, and the appearance of an immense S-like shape in the sky. The very low latitude of the geomagnetic north pole in 1859, the lowest value in over half a millennia, is proposed to have allowed the observations of auroral events at locations closer to the equator, and supports the historical description found in Colombia. The finding of such chronicle represents one of the most complete descriptions of low-latitude sightings of aurorae caused by the Carrington Event.

  14. Implementation and adaptation in Colombia of the Communities That Care.

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    Mejía-Trujillo, Juliana; Pérez-Gómez, Augusto; Reyes-Rodríguez, María Fernanda

    2015-01-01

    For more than two years, Corporación Nuevos Rumbos (Colombia) has been carrying out, in eight Colombian communities, a preventive system called Comunidades Que se Cuidan (CQC), an adaptation of Communities That Care (CTC), created at the University of Washington (Seattle), developed for more than 25 years in the United States of America and implemented in eight countries of America, Oceania, and Europe. The system is based on the public health approach, and the social development strategy for community empowerment. The core idea is to teach communities how to make decisions based on data regarding drugs and alcohol consumption and the identification of protective and risk factors, on the basis of the original survey validated in Colombia: these will allow communities to choose the best preventive interventions, tailored for each of them according to their needs. This paper describes the process of implementation of CQC in Colombia, its differences with CTC, the creation of Colombian cut-points, the main difficulties and how these were solved. CQC seems to be a preventive system with a wide potential applicability in other Latin American countries. PMID:26706808

  15. Alcohol use disorders and psychiatric diseases in Colombia

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    Castillo, Alejandro; Prada, Sergio I

    2016-01-01

    Background: An accurate understanding of co-occurrence and comorbidity of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in Colombia is crucial for public health. Objective: A secondary analysis was conducted, using a 2003/2004 government´s population database to determine the lifetime associations between AUD and other mental and addictive disorders in people of Colombia aged 18-65 years. Methods: Several statistical analysis were performed: testing prevalence difference in mental disorders by whether the individual had an AUD; a stratified analysis by gender and logistic regression analyses accounting for differences in demographic, socio-economic, behavioral and self-reported health status variables. Results: People with AUD comprised 9% of the population, of which 88% were males and on average 37 years old. They were more likely to be males, be working, and be current smokers; and less likely to be at home or retired. The population with AUD had greater chance to comply with criteria for all disorders but minor depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, nicotine dependence, and oppositional defiant disorder. Conclusion: This study demonstrates a high prevalence of mental disorders in the adult population with AUD in Colombia. The findings highlight the importance of comorbidity as a sign of disease severity and impact on public health and supports the need for training of more professionals and developing appropriate interventions and services. PMID:27226662

  16. Open University Center of the Pontifical Javeriana University, Colombia

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    Omayra Parra de Marroquin

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available According to Garcia Canclini (1990 there is the assumption that Colombia is a hybrid society. Upon this standpoint, and within a traditional higher education structure characterized by being fundamentally conventional or campus based, the Open University Center of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was created as an education program that breaks with every traditional scheme, which in turn, encourages a new learning pattern. The Open University Center emerges as a "social response" focused on the "here and now" of today's society in Colombia.The Javeriana University (a hybrid university can be placed in this context as well as the Open University Center, as a part of it. Since its creation, through its programs this center offers education to the most vulnerable of Colombia's population, contributing to raise their quality of life.In this article, the authors outline the Open University Center's place in the University's context: its historical development and its structure concerning students, programs, regulations, infrastructure and technological equipment. They also identify the implications and relationships of the traditional education proper of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, as well as the projection and contributions of the Open University Center to the University's future in the pedagogical order of distance education towards virtual education.

  17. A new species of Caenis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from Colombia Una nueva especie de Caenis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) de Colombia

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    Carlos Molineri

    2009-01-01

    The new species Caenis tarapoto is described from male imagos collected in the Amazonas region from Colombia. This new species is characterized by a dark brown general coloration, presternal triangle anteriorly pointed, forelegs 0.7-0.9 times length of body, forceps apically pointed, central sclerite of styliger plate elongated, penes with gently convex posterior margin and with lobes of penes completely fused and projected laterally.La nueva especie Caenis tarapoto es descripta a partir de i...

  18. Observatorio de Discapacidad de Colombia / The Colombian Observatory of Disability

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    Liliana Y. Gómez-Aristizábal

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    Full Text Available Resumen La Dirección de Epidemiología y Demografía (ded y la Oficina de Promoción Social del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social (msps, dando cumplimiento a las competencias y obligaciones de seguimiento, evaluación y gestión del conocimiento establecidas para el sector salud y desde el rol de esta cartera como rector del Sistema Nacional de Discapacidad (snd, ha priorizado el Observatorio de Discapacidad de Colombia como un instrumento técnico para la formulación, desarrollo y evaluación de acciones de inclusión social para la población con discapacidad en el marco del Sistema Nacional de la Discapacidad y el cumplimiento de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad. El propósito de este artículo es describir la experiencia del Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social en la implementación del Observatorio de Discapacidad de Colombia, describiendo las actividades de planeación, mejoramiento y estructuración requeridas, así como la recolección sistemática, el análisis e interpretación de datos e información sobre la situación de discapacidad en el país. / Abstract The Direction of Epidemiology and Demography (ded and the Social Promotion Office of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in compliance with the responsibilities and duties of monitoring, assessing and managing the knowledge in the health sector and as the Director of the National System of Disability (snd, has prioritized the Observatory of Disability of Colombia as a technical instrument for the formulation, development and assessment of the actions of social inclusion for people with disabilities within the framework of the National System of Disability and in compliance with the Convention on the Rights of people with Disabilities. The purpose of this article is to describe the experience of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection while implementing the Observatory of Disability of Colombia, describing the planning

  19. Gestión del riesgo natural y el caso de Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2008-01-01

    Necesidad de reducir los efectos de los desastres por la vía de la vulnerabilidad en Latinoamérica y El Caribe, y particularmente en Colombia. El SINPAD y las amenazas naturales en Colombia. La gestión ambiental, los riesgos específico y de cúmulo, y relaciones con CTS.

  20. Abejas de Colombia II claves preliminares para las familias, subfamilias y tribus (Hymenoptera: apoidea

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    Full Text Available Ilustrated keys for families, subfamilies and tribes of Colombian bees are presented. Achek list of genera is given.Se presentan claves ilustradas para las familias, subfamilias y tribus de abejas existentes en Colombia, así como comentarios generales acerca de cada familia. Igualmente se anexa un listado de los géneros registrados hasta el momento para Colombia.

  1. Developing the Intercultural Perspective in Foreign Language Teaching in Colombia: A Review of Six Journals

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    Álvarez Valencia, José Aldemar

    2014-01-01

    The steadfast spread of English as the dominant world language has heightened the need to integrate culture in the foreign language teaching (FLT) curriculum, but how does this process crystallize in countries such as Colombia? The results of this review provide insight on the status of the intercultural perspective in FLT in Colombia by looking…

  2. 75 FR 9578 - Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates

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    2010-03-03

    ... International Trade Administration Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates..., September 20-24, 2010, to be led by a senior Commerce official. The mission will focus on helping U.S... participating in the Executive-led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama must complete and submit an...

  3. 75 FR 67011 - Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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    ... Congress of this determination. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, August 10, 2010 [FR Doc..., 2010 Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia Memorandum for the..., with respect to Colombia, that (1) interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be...

  4. Results of Global Youth Tobacco Surveys in Public Schools in Bogota, Colombia

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    Pardo, Constanza; Pineros, Marion; Jones, Nathan R.; Warren, Charles W.

    2010-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this paper is to use data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) conducted in Bogota, Colombia, in 2001 and 2007 to examine changes in tobacco use among youth 13-15 years of age. The current tobacco control effort in Bogota will be accessed relative to Colombia ratifying the World Health Organization Framework…

  5. 77 FR 50557 - Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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    2012-08-21

    ... Congress of this determination. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, August 10, 2012. [FR Doc...--Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia #0; #0; #0; Presidential..., 2012 Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia Memorandum for...

  6. 76 FR 53299 - Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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    .... (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, August 10, 2011 [FR Doc. 2011-21959 Filed 8-24-11; 11:15 am... Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia Memorandum for the Secretary of State the Secretary of... for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291-4), I hereby certify, with respect to Colombia,...

  7. First record of Diatraea tabernella in the Cauca River Valley of Colombia

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    Diatraea tabernella (Dyar) is first recorded in the Cauca River Valley of Colombia. Even though information on its status has been unknown for almost a century in Colombia, its recent register creates concern about its potential economic importance in virtue of its abundance and distribution in the ...

  8. 78 FR 6188 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement-Colombia

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    ... Regulation; Free Trade Agreement--Colombia AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services... Agreement is a free trade agreement (FTA) that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of... interim rule. The interim rule added Colombia to the definition of ``Free Trade Agreement country''...

  9. 78 FR 18877 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS...

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    ... Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032) AGENCY: Defense... (DFARS) to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of...

  10. Outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Córdoba, Colombia

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    Marylin Hidalgo

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF is a tick-borne disease caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Although RMSF was first reported in Colombia in 1937, it remains a neglected disease. Herein, we describe the investigation of a large cluster of cases of spotted fever rickettsiosis in a new area of Colombia.

  11. 77 FR 27548 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement-Colombia

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    2012-05-10

    ... same as for the Bahrain FTA, Dominican Republic-Central American FTA, Chile FTA, NAFTA, Oman FTA, and... Trade Agreement country'' the words ``Chile, Costa Rica'' and adding the words ``Chile, Colombia, Costa... (b) by removing from the table heading ``CAFTA-DR, Chile'' and adding ``CAFTA- DR, Colombia...

  12. Sustainable management after irrigation system transfer : experiences in Colombia - the RUT irrigation district

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    Urrutia Cobo, N.

    2006-01-01

    Colombiais a tropical country located in South America. It has a total area of 114 million ha. In Colombia two irrigation sectors are distinguished: the small-scale irrigation and the large-scale irrigation sector. The small-scale irrigation sector is developed on lands locat

  13. Una especie nueva de geotrigona ( hymenoptera: apidae, meliponini) con comentarios sobre el genero en colombia

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    Gonzalez, Victor H.; PAULA A SEPÚLVEDA

    2011-01-01

    Se describe la abeja sin aguijón Geotrigona kaba sp. nov. de la cordillera Central de Colombia. También se presentan nuevos registros geográficos y comentarios para las otras dos especies del género que se encuentran en Colombia.

  14. Registros de Págalos (Aves: stercorariidae) en las Costas de Colombia

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    Estela, F.A.; Naranjo, L.G.; Franke-Ante, R.

    2004-01-01

    This note confirms the presence of three species of Jaegers both on the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts of Colombia. In addition to an updated list of sightings for each species, the note reports on two specimens not previously recorded in the scientific literature. The presence of Catharacta skua, and possibly C. maccormicki in Colombia is also discussed.

  15. Targeting "Plan Colombia": A Critical Analysis of Ideological and Political Visual Narratives by the Beehive Collective and the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

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    Erler, Carolyn

    2008-01-01

    This article compares the Beehive Collective's "Plan Colombia" to a museum exhibition representing the official U.S. position on Plan Colombia. Through a dialectical (Kellner & Share, 2007; Greene, 1988) reading of "Plan Colombia" and "Target America," I examine how each uses visual narrative to promote a particular reading of Plan Colombia.…

  16. Estudios sobre invertebrados de colombia i.- presencia de los géneros krohnitta y pterosagitta (phylum chaetognatha) en el litoral caribe de colombia

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    Ruíz C., Pedro M.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper three species of the Phylum Chaetognatha (Krohnitta Pacifica, K. subtilis and Pterosagitta draco) are recorded by the first time from the Caribbean shore of Colombia. An statistical analysis is given for selected characters in P. draco.

  17. Cancer incidence estimates at the national and district levels in Colombia Incidencia estimada de cáncer en Colombia a nivel departamental y nacional

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    Marion Piñeros; Jacques Ferlay; Raúl Murill

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To estimate national and district cancer incidence for 18 major cancer sites in Colombia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National and district incidence was estimated by applying a set of age, sex and site-specific incidence/mortality ratios, obtained from a population-based cancer registry, to national and regional mortality. The work was done in Bogotá (Colombia) and Lyon (France) between May 2003 and August 2004. RESULTS: The annual total number of cases expected (all cancers but skin) w...

  18. Social effects of labour migration: the Colombia experience.

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    Cely Martinez, J N

    1989-06-01

    Colombia has traditionally been classified as a net exporter of manpower. However, the US's restrictions on immigration and the economic crisis in Venezuela, Colombia's sister republic, have affected both the volume and composition of emigration. It could be initially concluded that despite domestic difficulties and external problems, favorable economic prospects explain the present reduced outflow of immigrants. On the basis of a sample survey of applications taken during the last 2 years, 94% of arrivals were classified as professionals and technicians; the remainder were administrative workers. This achievement (which contrasts with high levels of unemployment among Colombian professionals) reflects new technological innovations. It appears that while Colombia exports engineers, it imports engineering. Opinion surveys conducted among employers, migrants, and educational authorities show that costs are not fully compensated by the migrant's improved standard of living in the country of destination, even if he has sent remittances to his country of origin. Investments in education and training yield no returns to the country if the recipient emigrates. The advantages of emigration, identified in the same surveys, include 1) reduction in internal pressure on the labor market, 2) improvement in the incomes of those who do not emigrate, and 3) resolution of economic problems for migrants. The Social Economics Plan implemented by the current government indirectly affects migratory processes by focusing on: 1) eradication of poverty; 2) the National Rehabilitation Plan, by which regional growth is stimulated in poor and economically precarious districts; and 3) the Integral Rural Development Plan which aims to eradicate poverty and improve production and commercialization in small-holding areas. The author concludes that the effects of migration on social structures must be examined in depth. PMID:12315892

  19. [Terrestrial flora of Malpelo Island, Colombia, Eastern Tropical Pacific].

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    González-Román, Rubén D; López-Victoria, Mateo; Silverstone-Sopkin, Philip A

    2014-03-01

    Malpelo Island is located 380km off the mainland continental coast of Colombia, in the Pacific Ocean. Several geological, ecological, and zoological studies, both marine and terrestrial, have been conducted in this island. Despite some marginal comments on some publications, no single specific survey has been devoted to botany so far. In order to make a floristic inventory of the terrestrial flora of this island, three field trips were made in 2010 to collect vascular plants, mosses, and lichens, as well as data on their distribution within the island. We collected and identified 25 species of lichens, two species of vascular plants and one moss. Lichens were the most diverse group found, including records of four new genera (Endocarpon, Fuscidea, Lecanographa and Verrucaria) and 13 new species for Colombia. The high lichen richness on Malpelo might be explained by their efficient form of asexual reproduction (soredia and isidia), that may have facilitated their transport to the island by migrating birds or wind. Once on the island, it is possible that lichens persist by being chemically protected against herbivores. The great number of new generic and species records for Colombia is explained by the low number of studies in saxicolous lichens conducted so far in the country, particularly on coastal areas and remote islands. Only two species of vascular plants were collected, a grass, Paspalum sp., and a fern, Pityrogramma calomelanos, and both of them correspond to new determinations for Malpelo. A moss species previously reported but with no positive identification was collected and identified as Octoblepharum albidum. Other species previously reported, for example, some species of shrubs, were not observed. The low number of vascular plants is probably due to a combination of soil conditions and herbivory by land crabs. This study is the first complete inventory of the flora of Malpelo and is a starting and reference point for future comparisons among islands in

  20. Synopsis Of The subfamily Spiranthoideae (Orchidaceae) In Colombia, Part II

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    As second and last contribution to the synoptic treatment of the Spiranthoideae for Colombia, the synopsis of the tribes Spirantheae (subtribes Cyclopogoninae: 3 genera, 41 species and Stenorrhynchidinae: 9 genera, 15 species) and Cranichideae (5 genera, 53 species), is presented. The most diverse genera in these tribes are: Cranichis (20 species), Cyclopogon (17), Ponthieva (15) and Pelexia (14). As part of the results of this study: a)- The transfer of Cybebus from the subtribe Spiranthinae (where it was commonly placed) to the subtribe Stenorhinchidinae, is proposed, based on the floral morphology (the rostellum and viscidium structure). b)- two genera are reported for Colombia as new records, each one with one species: Lyroglossa (L. grisebachii) and Helonoma; for the latter the new combination Helonoma peruviana (Szlach.) Salazar, Duenas and Fern. Alonso is proposed. c) New records in the previously known list of Colombian orchids are presented: Coccineorchis (C. cristata, C. navarrensis), Cyclopogon (C. maldonadoanus, C. olivaceus, C. rimbachii), Pelexia (P. hirta, P. palmorchidis), Ponthieva (P. venusta), and Sarcoglottis (S. grandiflora, S. maasorum, S. neglecta, S. stergiosii). d)- And additional 19 new records of species belonging to Aspidogyne and Microchilus, not reported in Duenas and Fernandez-Alonso (2007), are also included. e)- Finally an analysis of the distribution and diversity of the genera of this subfamily, according to altitude ranges in Colombia is presented. This group has predominant Andean distribution, being found mainly between 1300 and 3600 m of altitude. Genera broadly distributed as Microchilus, Gomphichis, Cyclopogon, Pelexia, Sarcoglottis, Coccineorchis, Stenorrhynchos, Cranichis and Ponthieva, are found almost from the level up to 3000 m, in all the regions of the country. In contrast, Beloglottis, Brachystele, Cybebus, Eltroplectris, Hapalorchis, Helonoma, Lankesterella, Lyroglossa, Kreodanthus, Pteroglossa and Sauroglossum

  1. Acupuntura un tratamiento viable para las adicciones en Colombia

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    Hernán López-Suescún

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La acupuntura es una antigua técnica terapéutica desarrollada en China, que ha evidenciado ser efectiva en síntomas como las náuseas, vómito y dolor dentario. A pesar del sustento fisiológico que posibilitaría un uso efectivo en otras patologías, incluyendo el campo de las adicciones, los estudios son contradictorios, posiblemente por la diferencias de visión entre la medicina oriental y la occidental. El consumo de psicoactivos es un problema de salud pública en Colombia y en el mundo que genera grandes costos tangibles e intangibles, los cuales, en países desarrollados, puede llegar hasta el 1,6 % del PIB. En contraste, el beneficio económico del tratamiento de las adicciones, según las Naciones Unidas Contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC, está entre 1:3 a 1:13; por lo tanto, cualquier esfuerzo que se realice en favor de los consumidores es una ganancia. Con base en estos datos, los organismos internacionales han generado políticas que ayudan a aminorar estos efectos. Colombia, como integrante de estos organismos, ha realizado varios compromisos para llevar a cabo dichas metas. Los tratamientos con auriculoterapia, como el protocolo NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, son los métodos más usados para las adicciones en el mundo, y aunque no se ha logrado evidenciar su efectividad, por su costo, facilidad y el poco riesgo de efectos adversos se hace viable en un país con pocos recursos económicos como Colombia.

  2. Violencias Cruzadas. Informe Derechos de las Mujeres Colombia, 2005

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    La Red Nacional de Mujeres entrega su Informe sobre Derechos de las Mujeres en Colombia, en una coyuntura en la cual el debate acerca del derecho a la vida y la integridad de las mujeres es uno de los ejes destacados en la controversia pública, al lado de la polémica por el derecho de las víctimas del conflicto armado, en particular de los paramilitares a la verdad, la justicia y la reparación. La violencia contra las mujeres es un problema de Estado y su pervivencia supone un déficit democrá...

  3. El campesinado en Colombia: la violencia en el mundo rural

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    Suárez Sánchez, Adela

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    RESUMEN: El tema que vamos a tratar a lo largo de este proyecto es la cuestión del campesinado colombiano. Cómo estos pobladores rurales tienen que hacer frente a numerosos problemas, que se dan de manera ajena a sus decisiones y actuaciones, y que desembocan en una situación de violencia en todos los aspectos de sus vidas. La violencia acompaña a Colombia desde el siglo XX, tomando un camino cada vez más virulento. Numerosos factores, tanto exógenos como endógenos, son los causantes de ta...

  4. Colombia: dos décadas en los movimientos agrarios

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    Fajardo Montaña, Darío

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    En Colombia, la distribución de la tierra y del poder político han sido factores centrales del conflicto armado. Los procesos organizativos de los trabajadores del campo han ocurrido en medio de la represión directa que ejercen el estado y el paramilitarismo, así como de otros factores como son las divisiones internas y la intervención de agentes externos a estos movimientos. La Constitución de 1991 abrió posibilidades de expresión política a los pueblos originarios y afrodescendientes pero l...

  5. La arquitectura de museos en Colombia, un caso de estudio

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    Tamasco Torres, Gisela

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo de orden conceptual aborda el tema de la arquitectura de los museos en Colombia. Se ha realizado un recorrido por algunos de los museos del país cuya edificación ha contado con un diseño arquitectónico, realizado específicamente para albergar la actividad museal. El caso de estudio se centra en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, por la relevancia de estar ubicado en la ciudad capital, por su colección de arte contemporáneo representativo de la N...

  6. Bayesian-inversion adjusted methane fluxes in Colombia and Panama

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    Guerrero, O. J.; Jimenez, R.; Lin, J. C.; Diskin, G. S.; Sachse, G. W.; Kort, E. A.; Kaplan, J. O.

    2011-12-01

    Methane is the second most important long lived greenhouse gas (GHG) in the Earth's atmosphere accounting for ~20% of the positive radiative forcing. The first step towards developing GHG mitigation strategies is to obtain sufficiently accurate and detailed source and sinks estimations. While ~2/3 of the global methane emissions are anthropogenic, the wetlands are the single largest source. Therefore, in many cases, wetland emissions must be included in inverse modeling calculations aimed at validating anthropogenic emission inventories from ambient air concentration measurements. High accuracy and precision methane measurements carried out in 2007 during NASA's TC4 mission revealed elevated enhancements over Colombia and Panama (up to ~500 ppbv CH4 over Uraba, Colombia). Aiming at identifying the origin of these enhancements and at validating the anthropogenic emission inventory, we used STILT to estimate methane mixing ratios based on surface fluxes at regional level over four regions of both Colombia and Panama. STILT was applied along with assimilated (GDAS and ECMWF) meteorological fields and a priori methane inventories for anthropogenic (EDGAR) and wetland emissions (Kaplan's and Matthews and Fung's). The modeled mixing ratios were compared to the TC4 mission measurements. A Bayesian inversion analysis allowed us to scale prior fluxes taking into account the uncertainty on modeled mixing ratios due to transport errors, which were calculated by comparison with meteorological observations. We obtained flux scaling factors for the whole domain of study and for each one of the four regions. Overall, the Bayesian inversion indicates that the prior anthropogenic inventory is reasonably accurate and the a priori wetland methane fluxes are overestimated almost by a factor 2. Although the posterior enhancements show a better agreement with measurements, the discrepancies cannot be reduced for 4 regions simultaneously, which points to the calculated meteorological

  7. La crisis de financiamiento hipotecario en Colombia: causas y consecuencias

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    Cardenas, Mauricio; Badel, Alejandro

    2003-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta evidencia según la cual la crisis reciente del sector hipotecario en Colombia fue consecuencia del incremento en la relación entre el saldo de los créditos y el valor de las garantías (LTV o loan-to-value ratio) que aumentó la vulnerabilidad de los hogares al ciclo económico. El incremento del LTV fue ocasionado por el efecto conjunto del mayor endeudamiento de los hogares, las reglas de indexación de los saldos de los créditos hipotecarios vigentes hasta 1999 y la desva...

  8. Diversidad de levaduras asociadas a chichas tradicionales de colombia

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    William Andrés López-Arboleda; Mauricio Ramírez-Castrillón; Luz Adriana Mambuscay-Mena

    2011-01-01

    Título en inglés: Yeast diversity associated to Colombian traditional “chichas” Resumen En Colombia el conocimiento de la comunidad levaduriforme ha sido limitado, ya que los estudios se han enfocado principalmente en especies de interés clínico. Las fermentaciones espontáneas a partir de diversos sustratos representan hábitats de gran importancia para el estudio de la dinámica de las poblaciones de levaduras nativas, por esta razón, en el presente estudio se aislaron e identificaro...

  9. EduCamp Colombia: Social Networked Learning for Teacher Training

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    Diego Ernesto Leal Fonseca

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a learning experience called EduCamp, which was launched by the Ministry of Education of Colombia in 2007, based on emerging concepts such as e-Learning 2.0, connectivism, and personal learning environments. An EduCamp proposes an unstructured collective learning experience, which intends to make palpable the possibilities of social software tools in learning and interaction processes while demonstrating face-to-face organizational forms that reflect social networked learning ideas. The experience opens new perspectives for the design of technology training workshops and for the development of lifelong learning experiences.

  10. Advance in the studies of atmospheric corrosion in Colombia

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    A recount of the works is made carried out in the last ten years to investigate different variables of the atmospheric corrosion in Colombia. it understand studies in the Cartagena Bay and in several areas of Antioquia; additionally, laboratory results are included. The studied materials have been steels to the carbon. Zinc, aluminum and copper, in some cases with paintings like protection form. Meteorological results are shown, of contamination and of speed of corrosion in the different areas. In the procedures national and international norms have been used

  11. ?Strange Attractors (chaos) in the hydro-climatology of Colombia?

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    Inter annual hydro-climatology of Colombia is strongly influenced by extreme phases of ENSO, a phenomenon exhibiting many features of chaotic non-linear system. The possible chaotic nature of Colombian hydrology is examined by using time series of monthly precipitation at Bogota (1866-1992) and Medellin (1908-1995), and average stream flows of the Magdalena River at Puerto Berrio. The power spectrum, the Haussdorf-Besikovich (fractal) dimension, the correlation dimension, and the largest Lyapunov exponent are estimated for the time series. Ideas of hydrologic forecasting and predictability are discussed in the context of nonlinear dynamical systems exhibit chaotic behavior

  12. Valoración y riesgo crediticio en Colombia

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    Luis Ángel Meneses Cerón; Ronald Alejandro Macuacé Otero

    2015-01-01

    El ejercicio de valorar el riesgo crediticio en Colombia, es una tarea ardua, toda vez que, son diversos los elementos del contexto que deben ser considerados en el mencionado proceso; situación que conduce necesariamente a la combinación de métodos, tanto cuantitativos como cualitativos, en aras de mejorar los criterios para la toma de decisiones. En este sentido, el presente documento, inicia con la revisión de las fuentes de financiación empresarial más comunes en el sistema financiero col...

  13. Oniromancia y perspectiva entre los ette del norte de colombia

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    Juan Camilo Niño Vargas

    2009-01-01

    En algunas sociedades la interpretación onírica se considera una labor lógi- ca y significativa. La explicación de este hecho se encuentra en la forma en que el mundo ha sido construido socialmente. El presente artículo se interesa por la particular articulación de estas ideas entre los ette, una sociedad indígena del norte de Colombia que le ha otorgado al fenóme- no del sueño un lugar central dentro de la vida diaria. Para este efecto, ...

  14. El Plan Colombia o el desarrollo como seguridad

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    Juan Pablo Guevara Latorre

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El Plan Colombia fue diseñado como un paquete de “ayuda” internacional para la búsqueda de la paz y la consecución de un nuevo modelo de administración pública local, en un marco de colaboración multilateral. Sin embargo, en su segunda y definitiva versión, el objetivo del plan fue la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas. Este trabajo pretende deconstruir y analizar los supuestos conceptuales que se encuentran detrás de los objetivos de la política en sus dos versiones y describir el significado de los cambios que sufrió. Para ello, se analizará el contenido de los dos textos: el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo de1998 y el Plan Colombia: plan para la paz, la prosperidad y el fortalecimiento del Estado, texto definitivo publicado por la Presidencia de la República en el año 2000. Este artículoplantea que la política pasó de hacer énfasis en la armonización de las relaciones sociales a nivel micro (Lederach, 1997, en las regiones más afectadas por la violencia y la ausencia del Estado, a partir de la generación de proyectos de desarrollo alternativo, en una perspectiva de desarrollo como seguridad (Duffield, 2001, 2002 y apoyo internacional, a concentrar sus objetivos en la lucha contra las drogas ilegales, con un amplio componente de inversión militar proveído principalmente por Estados Unidos. El trabajo propone un marco de análisis para entender el origen del Plan Colombia, sus transformaciones ylos contenidos de la política de construcción de Estado más relevante del siglo XXI en el país, desde una postura crítica. El documento permite establecer que el Plan Colombia es una forma privatizada de desarrollo, interpretada en términos de seguridad a partir de una incompleta comprensión del conflicto colombiano que prevalece hasta nuestros días. 

  15. Frequency and Clinical Manifestations of Dengue in Urban Medellin, Colombia

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    Berta Nelly Restrepo; Beatty, Mark E.; Yenny Goez; Ramirez, Ruth E.; G William Letson; Diaz, Francisco J.; Leidy Diana Piedrahita; Osorio, Jorge E.

    2014-01-01

    A dengue fever surveillance study was conducted at three medical facilities located in the low-income district of San Javier in Medellin, Colombia. During March 2008 to 2009, 781 patients with fever regardless of chief complaint were recruited for acute dengue virus infection testing. Of the 781 tested, 73 (9.3%) were positive for dengue infection. Serotypes DENV-2 (77%) and -3 (23%) were detected by PCR. One patient met the diagnostic criteria for dengue hemorrhagic fever. Only 3 out of 73 (...

  16. Army ants (Formicidae: Ecitoninae) in productive systems of Caqueta (Colombia)

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    Five species of army ants (Labidus coecus, Labidus coecus, Neivamyrmex punctaticeps, Cheliomyrmex andicola y Eciton dulcium) are recorded from land under seven different use regimes in Caqueta Department. The ants were captured in agricultural areas of the Amazonian foothills using four sampling methods (TSBF, screening of litter, formalin soil wash, and direct search). We provide information about distribution and habits for each species and report the presence of C. andicola and E. dulcium in Caqueta for the first time. These records contribute to a better knowledge of the ant fauna in Colombia.

  17. El mercado de acciones en Colombia: 1930-1998

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    Ignacio Velez-Pareja

    2009-01-01

    This article explores the behavior of the stock market in Colombia with the information given by the Bolsa de Bogotá Index (Indice de la Bolsa de Bogotá, IBB). The index is analyzed from January, 1930 to December, 1998. The inflation rate covers the same period; the inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index. This exploratory paper does not intend to present conclusive remarks: in fact, there more questions than answers. They are just ideas to work on. The trends of this analysis ...

  18. Comercio de Colombia con el Caribe Insular, 1990-1999

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    María Modesta Aguilera Diaz

    2001-01-01

    El Caribe insular es un mercado regional que ofrece una gran oportunidad de exportación para los bienes y servicios colombianos, debido a que es importador de la mayoría de los bienes que consume. Esta investigación analiza la evolución y magnitud del comercio que Colombia mantuvo con esta región económica en la década de los noventa, encontrando un mercado aún muy reducido con una alta especialización hacia la venta de petróleo, pero con una tendencia a la diversificación hacia otros product...

  19. Apuntes para la historia del paludismo en colombia

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    Revista, Facultad de Medicina

    2011-01-01

    La Revista viene publicando trabajos sobre paludismo realizados últimamente, unos bajo los auspicios del Ministerio de Higiene y lso más, del Departamento Tropical de la Facultad de Medicina. En este mismo número aparece el interesante y utilísimo estudio "Biología y distribución geográfica de los mosquitos anofelinos de Colombia", hecho por el doctor Augusto Gast de la Sección de Estudios Especiales y uno de los médicos más enterados en el problema del paludismo. En desarrollo del tema y por...

  20. COLOMBIA Y SUS COMPROMISOS CON LA PRIMERA INFANCIA

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    Nicolás Simarra Torres; Camilo Madariaga Orozco

    2012-01-01

    Los niños y niñas entre cero y seis años constituyen un grupo clave en el presente y futuro de cualquier nación. En este artículo se abordan los argumentos por los cuales es importante invertir en este periodo de la vida del ser humano, destacando programas relevantes en este ámbito y la incidencia de organismos internacionales en el tema. También se aborda la trayectoria de Colombia en la atención a la primera infancia, discriminando varios escenarios, los primeros, los recientes y el moment...

  1. Evolución de la normativa contable en colombia

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    Sierra González, Ernesto María

    2012-01-01

    Observando el contexto en el cual ha evolucionado la normativa contable en Colombia, desde las Ordenanzas de Bilbao hasta lo que hoy se denomina Periodo de Normalización Contable, el articulo parte de la consideración de que la contabilidad no debe ser vista como una variable aislada de la sociedad, sino par el contrario que se desarrolla en un mundo cambiante que involucra aspectos sociales, culturales, económicos y políticos. Teniendo en cuenta que es la sociedad en donde se originan los in...

  2. Star parties in Mexico, extended to Colombia and China

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    Torres-Peimbert, Silvia; Franco, Jose

    2015-08-01

    Sparked by the enthusiasm of the International Year of Astronomy, a set of simultaneous star parties have been held since 2008 in several cities in Mexico. These star parties have raised big expectations among the population and they have been repeated at least yearly. The activity has increased in size and participating sites. The most recent one took place on November 29th 2014, and it included 55 locations across Mexico as well as 5 in Colombia and one in China. To organize this activity a Mexican National Committee was created formed by several universities, the French Embassy, related industries and astronomical societies. We present more information on this activity.

  3. Aportes a la flora de colombia: estudios en compuestas - iii

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    Díaz Piedrahíta, Santiago

    2012-01-01

    El epíteto específico alude al nombre vernáculo "Gorrelana" (deformación de las palabras gorro de lana) dado por los pobladores de la vereda Chaguacá a esta especie, hasta ahora conocida como uno de los elementos de las consociaciones de Robles (Quercetum) de la Cordillera Oriental de Colombia.Agradezco al profesor Lorenzo Uribe por la revisión de la diagnosis latina y al señor Silvio Fernández por su esmero al ilustrar la especie.

  4. Sertula florae colombiae – xv: nuevas melastomatáceas

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    Uribe Uribe, Lorenzo

    2012-01-01

    El notable aumento de las colecciones del Herbario Nacional Colombiano muestran la riqueza de la flora melastomatácea de Colombia. Uno de los géneros más ricos y más bien caracterizados es Blakea. En este artículo describo dos nuevas especies muy interesantes. Dejo consignada mi gratitud para elnotable dibujante, don Silvio Fernández Valencia, a quien se deben las magníficas ilustraciones y muchos datos y mediciones de órganos pequeñísimos, que facilitaron  las descripciones exactas de las pl...

  5. Una nueva especie de pera (euphorbiaceae) de colombia

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    Cardiel Sanz, José María

    2012-01-01

    Se describe una nueva especie del género Pera Mutis, Pera colombiana, basada en material colombiano y en láminas inéditas de la Flora de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reyno de Granada (1783-1816). Se incluye una reseña sobre el género Pera en Colombia, y se comentan los manuscritos de la Expedición Botánica que aluden a este género y a la nueva especie.

  6. Bignoniáceas nuevas o notables de colombia

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    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se señalan por primera vez en la flora de Colombia cuatro géneros (Parmentiera, Roentgenia, scooinaria. y además Pyrostegia en estado silvestre) y varias especies de esta interesante familia botánica; se reduce un taxon recién descrito (Lundia colombiana Dugand) a la sinonimia de Lundia puberula Pittier; se señalan unas cápsulas extraordinariamente largas de Martinella obovata (H.B.K.) Bur. & K. .Schum.; se describe una nueva especie de Parmentiera y otra de Scobinaria, as...

  7. Comportamiento reproductivo en las etnias de Antioquia-Colombia

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    Arias-Valencia María Mercedes

    2001-01-01

    Objetivo. Caracterizar el calendario, la intensidad y el ritmo reproductivos en dos etnias: los Embera en los subgrupos Eyabida, Dobida y Chamibida, y los Zenúes. Material y métodos. Es un estudio sociodemográfico comparativo con la técnica de historia reproductiva. En una muestra no aleatoria, estratificada por etnia, se hacen comparaciones intra e interétnicas entre 1996 y 1997, en el Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. Las pruebas estadísticas aplicadas para muestras independientes, utili...

  8. Osteology of Atelopus muisca (Anura, Bufonidae) from Colombia.

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    Hoyos, Julio Mario; Medina, Paola; Schoch, Paulette

    2015-01-01

    The first comprehensive description of the skeleton of Atelopus muisca Rueda-Almonacid & Hoyos, 1991 (Bufonidae, Anura) from the Chingaza Natural National Park (Colombia) is provided, and comparisons with some characters described for this species by Coloma and related frogs of the group A. ignescens are done. The humerus of male presenting more developed crista ventralis and crista lateralis, and the articulation of the frontoparietal bones showed the presence of sexual dimorphism. These are character not described for species of the genus Atelopus belonging to the group A. ignescens. A. ignescens. Among the other osteological characters we did not find unique feature for the species.  PMID:25661025

  9. GENDER DIMENSIONS OF NON-FORMAL EMPLOYMENT IN COLOMBIA

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    ROCÍO RIBERO

    2003-01-01

    This paper analyzed gender in the informal sector in Colombia, using the urban part of the Encuesta Nacional de Condiciones de Vida 1997, under the hypothesis that many informal women belong to this sector because it is more convenient for their childcare and house care needs. It is found that informal women are less in the lower strata than informal men, have better housing than informal men, and are covered by social security more often. More informal women have a family business in the hou...

  10. Empleo informal y evasión fiscal en Colombia.

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    Jairo A. NUÑEZ MENDEZ

    2002-01-01

    El documento que presentamos a continuación tiene como objetivo principal la caracterización del empleo informal en Colombia, a partir de nuevas definiciones que permitan explorar de manera precisa el mercado laboral colombiano. El logro de nuevas perspectivas para la definición del Sector Informal (SI) es fundamental para percibir su evolución dentro del conjunto de la economía, y a la vez, da una idea detallada sobre el nivel de institucionalización y estructura de ésta última. Por tales ra...

  11. Estudio sobre el mercado de arrendamiento de vivienda en Colombia

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    Jorge Enrique Torres Ramírez

    2012-01-01

    Históricamente la producción formal de vivienda en Colombia ha presentado limitaciones en su dimensión y composición por la localización, el precio, el tipo de vivienda, etc. Esta oferta ha atendido las demandas de servicios habitacionales de los grupos de ingresos medios altos y altos. Los hogares de ingresos bajos y medios bajos han compensado esta condición del mercado principalmente mediante la producción informal y el arrendamiento. Sin embargo, la producción informal de vivienda acoge, ...

  12. Health system reform in chile and colombia: results and balance

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    Granados Toraño, Ramón; Gómez Montoya, María C.

    2011-01-01

    In order to understand the health system reforms, factors inherent to the health sector as well as external factors that gave origin to them must be considered. The policy of the World Bank acted as a determining factor and was taken into practice in the middle of processes that increased the inequalities in Latin America. The models of Chile and Colombia are examined from this background and some of the lessons that can be drawn from these experiences for other countries are pointed out.

  13. CAPITAL SOCIAL: IMPORTANCIA DE LAS MEDICIONES PARA COLOMBIA

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    Julio Foliaco-Gamboa

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The social capital as new research paradigm contributes to find out answers to big differences between social and economic development. International institutions and countries have intensified on these researches since the eighty´s decade. The specific purposes are: 1. Analyzing the concept of social capital as a new and universal research paradigm; 2. Enhance the results of measurements and research made in Colombia with Professor John Sudarsky’s leadership since 1997; 3. Compare the national measurements of social capital with those of other countries and regions; 4. Establish the structural reasons of the Colombian low social capital, making some reflections towards its improvement.

  14. Innovación en hidrocarburos en Colombia

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    Juan Benavides Estévez-Bretón

    2011-01-01

    Este artículo presenta parte del Proyecto DNP- Uniandes sobre Clusters en la industria minero energética. El análisis se centrará en la innovación en hidrocarburos: primero, el planteamiento básico; segundo, los retos y oportunidades, y tercero, las líneas de acción en las que Colombia puede trabajar.//This article presents a fragment of the DNP- Uniandes project on Clusters in the energy mining industry. Specifically, the analysis focuses on innovation in hydrocarbons, starting with the proj...

  15. Adiciones a la lista de aves conocidas en colombia

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    2012-01-01

    La siguiente es una lista de 20 especies y formas aviarias recientemente colectadas en Colombia, entre las cuales por lo menos 12 se señalan por primera vez en este país. La determinación taxonómica se ha hecho a base de pieles disecadas o sobre aves vivas que pertenecen a la colección zoológica del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Nacional y en cada caso se menciona la localidad donde fueron obtenidos los ejemplares. Las recolecciones fueron hechas principalmente por el Dr. ...

  16. Determinantes de la cuenta corriente en Colombia: un enfoque intertempora

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    Elkin Castaño; Héctor Arango; Wilman Gómez; Ramón Javier Mesa; Freddy Pérez; Remberto Rhenals

    1999-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende examinar los determinantes de la cuenta corriente en Colombia entre 1950 y 1997 a partir del enfoque intertemporal. Este plantea, en su forma más simple, que las desviaciones transitorias del ingreso, del consumo privado y del consumo público, afectan positivamente, en el primer caso, y negativamente, en el segundo y tercero a la cuenta corriente. Esto es, los agentes económicos financian las caídas transitorias del producto y los aumentos del consumo, con respecto a su...

  17. Forced Displacement Detrimental to the Health of Children in Colombia

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    Nina Wald

    2014-01-01

    Colombia has the highest number of internally displaced refugees in the world after Syria. The decade-long ongoing armed conflict between the Colombian police and the armed forces, paramilitaries, and guerilla groups has caused 5.7 million people—more than ten percent of the population—to flee their homelands. Many of them are women and children, driven off their lands, in most cases, to the misery of precarious living conditions and poor hygiene in destitute urban districts. A study by DIW B...

  18. Disfiguring disease, degeneration and climate in Colombia, 1880-1920.

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    Rodas, Hilderman Cardona; Valencia, María Fernanda Vásquez

    2011-06-01

    This text aims to unite two neglected areas of study in Colombian medical historiography: disfiguring disease and the concept of climate. It seeks to show how physicians in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Colombia associate a clinical semiology of disfiguring disease with the influence of certain climatic and hereditary conditions. Characterizing disfiguring disease associated with climate implies revising the way in which, at the close of the nineteenth century, medical discourse constructed etiological explanations using the applied rationalism of the period. Thus, the ideal pathological terrain was both the body of the patient and the territory he or she inhabited. PMID:21779688

  19. Innovaciones monetarias y fluctuaciones del producto en Colombia

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    Arango Thomas, Luis Eduardo; Henao Atehortúa, Edison

    1995-01-01

    Este trabajo intenta mostrar el vínculo entre los choques monetarios y las fluctuaciones del producto en Colombia, usando datos anuales entre 1950 y 1994, los cuales permiten el contraste de la no neutralidad de los choques monetarios en el corto plazo y de la proposición de neutralidad de largo plazo. Sin embargo, como veremos al final los resultados no permiten describir una relación clara entre dichas variables, en el sentido más convencional.

  20. Agrocombustibles y soberanía alimentaria en colombia

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    Álvaro Javier Ávila Díaz; Yesid Carvajal Escobar

    2014-01-01

    El impacto de la variabilidad climática y el cambio climático obligan a desarrollar políticas integrales y coherentes orientadas a la adaptación de los diferentes sectores productivos del país. En este artículo se analizan los beneficios e inconvenientes del uso de los agrocombustibles en Colombia, considerando un marco integral que incluye impactos ambientales, sociales y económicos. Se concluye que los beneficios fiscales que recibe el Estado por los agrocombustibles no corresponden con los...

  1. GEOMETRIC MODEL OF THE NAZCA PLATE SUBDUCTION IN SOUTHWEST COLOMBIA

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    Monsalve J Hugo; Pedraza Garcia Patricia; Vargas Carlos Alberto

    2007-01-01

    A geometric model for the subduction of the Nazca plate beneath the South American plate in southwestern of Colombia is proposed based on the relocation of hypocenters of local and distant
    earthquakes. By means of the simultaneous inversion of teleseismic P and SH body waves, the depths of the 15 events with Mw ≥ 5.8 were constrained, and the hypocenters of the 250 earthquakes recorded
    between 1990 and 2005 by the International Seismological Centre (ISC) and U.S. Geologi...

  2. MALARIA VECTORS IN SAN JOSÉDEL GUAVIARE, ORINOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    JIMÉNEZ, IRENE P.; Jan E Conn; Brochero, Helena

    2014-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine Anopheles species composition and their natural infectivity by human Plasmodium in 2 localities with the highest malaria transmission in San Jose del Guaviare, Guaviare, Colombia. A total of 1,009 Anopheles mosquitoes were collected using human landing catches during 8 months in 2010. Anopheles darlingi was the most abundant (83.2%) followed by An. albitarsis s.l. (8.6%), Anopheles braziliensis (3.8%), An. oswaldoi s.l. (1%), and An. rangeli (0.3%). Anoph...

  3. Contabilidad para Mipymes en Colombia “contexto y estrategia”

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    Castaño Rios, Carlos; Ramírez Bedoya, Leidy

    2009-01-01

    La plataforma económica de Colombia y la mayoría de países se encuentra sustentada básicamente por la presencia de MIPYMES que contribuyen a la generación de empleo y al crecimiento económico. Desde el Estado colombiano se han promovido algunas leyes que facilitan la gestión y la difusión de la situación económica y social actual de este grupo empresarial, además de proponer alternativas que conllevan a la sostenibilidad, crecimiento, competitividad y formalización. La contabilidad, vista des...

  4. Desigualdad de Resultados y Oportunidades en Colombia: 1997-2010

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    Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Marcela Meléndez

    2012-01-01

    Este documento usa las Encuestas de Calidad de Vida de 1997, 2003, 2008 y 2010 para realizar un diagnóstico de la desigualdad en Colombia. Encuentra que aunque ha habido progreso en el tiempo, en niveles absolutos la desigualdad es aún muy alta y lo es también en comparación con la de otros países latinoamericanos. Cuando la población se ordena según el gasto per cápita observado del hogar, las diferencias que emergen entre la calidad de vida de aquellos en los extremos alto y bajo de la dist...

  5. Algunos determinantes de la satisfaccion laboral en Colombia

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    Jeanne Ruiz Tavera

    2013-01-01

    El presente documento busca identificar algunos de los factores demográficos y de las características extrínsecas al trabajo que están relacionados con la satisfacción laboral en Colombia. Para esto, se usan dos modelos econométricos no lineales, un Probit Binario y un Probit Ordenado, con los que, a partir de una muestra de 6.641 observaciones obtenidas de la Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares de 2010, se encuentra que, respecto a la edad, la satisfacción laboral presenta comportamiento en f...

  6. Osornophryne, genero nuevo de anfibios bufonidos de colombia y ecuador

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    Ruíz Carranza, Pedro M.; Hernández Camacho, Jorge I.

    2012-01-01

    Se plantea una breve reseña del historial taxonómico de los "Atelopodidae" concluyendo que el grupo debe incluirse dentro de la familia Bufonidae ratificando la opinión de autores recientes. Se propone el nuevo género OSORNOPHRYNE, fundamentándolo principalmente mediante caracteres morfológicos externos, osteológicos y miológicos, con 0. percrassa sp, nov. (loc. typ.: Páramo de Herveo, Tolima, Colombia) como especie típica, y como especie referida a O. bufoniformis, comb. nov. (=Atelopus bufo...

  7. Desmidioflorula de lagunas de páramo en Colombia

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    González González Luz Estela; Mora Osejo Luis Eduardo

    1996-01-01

    A taxonomic treatment of the desmids (Chorophyceae) from seventeen "páramo" lagoons, located on the Central and Eastern Colombian cordilleras is presented. One hundred five desmid taxa were recorded. Of these taxa, forty-three resulted new reports for Colombia, belonging mainly to the genera Staurastrum, Closterium, Cosmarium and Staurodesmus. Keys for the whole group and for every genus were elaborated.Se expone, en este artículo, el tratamiento de las Desmidias presentes en 17 lagunas de pá...

  8. Acupuntura un tratamiento viable para las adicciones en colombia

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    Hernán López-Suescún; Miguel Cote-Menéndez; Héctor Rojas-Ramírez

    2014-01-01

    Resumen La acupuntura es una antigua técnica terapéutica desarrollada en China, que ha evidenciado ser efectiva en síntomas como las náuseas, vómito y dolor dentario. A pesar del sustento fisiológico que posibilitaría un uso efectivo en otras patologías, incluyendo el campo de las adicciones, los estudios son contradictorios, posiblemente por la diferencias de visión entre la medicina oriental y la occidental. El consumo de psicoactivos es un problema de salud pública en Colombia y en el mund...

  9. Informalidad laboral y pobreza en Colombia 2002-2013

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    Sánchez Torres, Roberto Mauricio

    2015-01-01

    La informalidad laboral y la pobreza tienen altos niveles de incidencia en América Latina. Lo anterior se explica porque en países de ingreso medio y bajo como los latinoamericanos, el vínculo entre la pobreza y el mercado laboral no se presenta a través de la problemática del desempleo, sino principalmente por la situación en el empleo. El objetivo de la tesis es explorar el vínculo entre informalidad laboral y pobreza en Colombia. Para ello, a través de diferentes metodologías, se estimarán...

  10. Criolla latina, criolla paisa y criolla colombia, nuevos cultivares de papa criolla para el departamento de antioquia (colombia)

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    Rodríguez, Luis Ernesto

    2010-01-01

    Se evaluaron nueve clones de papa criolla durante dos semestres consecutivos en cuatro localidades del departamento de Antioquia (Colombia), a través de las siguientes variables agronómicas: potencial de rendimiento del tubérculo, rendimiento en el proceso de enlatado, gravedad específica, respuesta a Phytophthora infestans y estabilidad fenotípica. La estabilidad fenotípica fue medida por el procedimiento de rendimiento-estabilidad. La contribución de cada clon en la interacción genotipo-amb...

  11. Environmental impacts of 'oil terrorism' in Colombia; Petrolio, terrorismo e ambiente in Colombia

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    Corbino, A. [Padua Univ., Padua (Italy). Dipt. di Geografia ' G. Morandini'

    1999-06-01

    Oil is one of Colombia's main richness; its exportation since 1986 has greatly contributed to the country's economic growth. But about 800 attacks to the oil pipelines system committed by the main terrorist organisations in 12 years, has been causing not only great economic losses but altos great environmental impacts in many regions of the country. This article analyses how this heavily damages the country's fragile ecosystems and bio-diversity patrimony, also affecting those social groups whose lives are strictly related to the natural resources.

  12. Administración de servicios de salud mental en Colombia / Management of mental health services in Colombia

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    Moica Peña, Luz Clarivel

    2012-01-01

    Este trabajo sobre Administración de la Salud Mental en Colombia, procura establecer la pertinencia y capacidad de las políticas públicas en el marco del sistema general de seguridad social en salud, para abordar los trastornos mentales que constituyen una creciente problemática de salud pública. Los trastornos mentales son alteraciones de procesos cognitivos y afectivos del desarrollo e inciden en una disfunción comportamental, psicológica o biológica. Su etiología es multifactorial y ge...

  13. Algunos aspectos de la distribución del ingreso en Colombia lncome distribution in Colombia: some aspects

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    La elaboración de indicadores de pobreza en Colombia ha sido objeto de varios estudios en el Departamento Nacional de Estadística, DANE, pero sólo ahora se intenta un análisis de la distribución de ingreso que explique las causas de la pobreza relativa. Con base en la información sobre la distribución del ingreso per cápita de las personas, según características socio demográficas, y a partir de la distribución de los ingresos laborales, se concluye que:  el mayor grado de desigualdad se observa en las categorías de ingresos de capital y ocasionales; los ingresos menos concentrados son los salarios y las transferencias;- la fuente principal de ingresos es la laboral; - la variable que mejor explica la distribución de ingresos de los ocupados es el nivel de educación y, por lo tanto, este es un elemento esencial de la movilidad social en Colombia; - y, por último, es significativa la dependencia entre los ingresos percibidos por los hombres y por las mujeres.

    The National Statistics Institute (DANE of Colombia has carried out several researches on poverty indicators but it is only recently that there is an attempt to analyze income distribution so as to explain the causes of relative poverty. Based on information on per capita income distribution
    related to social and demographic characteristics and data on labor income distribution, it is concluded that: - the greatest inequalities in income distribution are registered on capital revenues and occasional incomes, the lowest inequalities are those of salaries and transferences, - the principal source of income is labor, - the variable that explains the best the distribution of income among the employed is their educational level. Therefore this is an essential element for social mobility in Colombia, - and finally, there is an impotent difference between incomes perceived by men and women.

  14. Comportamiento reproductivo en las etnias de Antioquia-Colombia Reproductive behavior of ethnic groups in Antioquia, Colombia

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    María Mercedes Arias-Valencia

    2001-01-01

    Objetivo. Caracterizar el calendario, la intensidad y el ritmo reproductivos en dos etnias: los Embera en los subgrupos Eyabida, Dobida y Chamibida, y los Zenúes. Material y métodos. Es un estudio sociodemográfico comparativo con la técnica de historia reproductiva. En una muestra no aleatoria, estratificada por etnia, se hacen comparaciones intra e interétnicas entre 1996 y 1997, en el Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. Las pruebas estadísticas aplicadas para muestras independientes, utili...

  15. Un referente histórico de la seguridad social en Colombia A historical referent of social security in Colombia

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    Alejandro Bernal Rodríguez

    2001-01-01

    La prestación de los servicios de salud en colombia ha evolucionado a través del tiempo pasando de un sistema higienista sectorial y autoritario a uno de seguridad social amplio, generalizado, estatal y participativo. Las realidades que se vivieron en épocas remotas de la historia del país así como las normas que permitieron los primeros avances en la creación del actual sistema sirven de marco introductorio a los cambios que en el siglo XX vivió la república en esta materia. Se mencionan y d...

  16. Bryologia novo granatensis : estudios de los musgos de colombia IV ; catalogo nuevo de los musgos de colombia

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    Churchill, Steven P.

    2013-01-01

    A revised moss checklist for Colombia recognizes 877 species distributed among 242 genera and 65 families. Departmental distribution is provided for all species. This paper is based on the previous checklist by Florschütz-de Waard & Florschütz (1979), publications since that time, on the extensive holdings of the New York Botanical Garden, the Institute of Systematic Botany, Utrecht, and other herbaria, and on recent field work. Included in this list are a number of the collections made by Ag...

  17. Primer registro de Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) en Colombia First record of Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in Colombia

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    Luz Elena Velásquez; Juan Carlos Bedoya; Astrid Areiza; Imelda Vélez

    2006-01-01

    Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea:Heterophyidae) se registra por primera vez para Colombia en caracoles y peces del lago del Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe, de la ciudad de Medellín. Las redias y cercarias se obtuvieron del gastrópodo Melanoides tuberculata morfo MAD. Las metacercarias se obtuvieron de las branquias de peces de las familias Cichlidae y Poeciliidae y los adultos del intestino de aves infectadas experimentalmente. La prevalencia del parásito en los caracoles adultos fue d...

  18. Estadísticas e Indicadores de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2002

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    Garzón Gaitán, Carlos Alberto; Misas Arango, Gabriel; Hernández Rodríguez, Carlos Augusto; Niño Cruz, Jesús Virgilio; Lezama, José Oswaldo; Malagón Oviedo, Rafael Antonio; Bernal de Burgos, Dora; Mayorga R,, Martha lilia

    2003-01-01

    Presentación Capitulo 1. Temas de debate: Bases para una política académica de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Capitulo 2. Construcción de visibilidad: cifras y análisis Capitulo 2.1A. Filosofía, organización y resultados del programa Universidad Virtual de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Capitulo 2.1B. Filosofía, organización y resultados del programa Universidad Virtual de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Capitulo 2.1C. Filosofía, organización y resultados del pro...

  19. TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos y sus implicaciones en el turismo

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    Nancy Rocío Rueda Esteban

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El TLC entre Colombia y Estados Unidos presenta tanto ventajas como desventajas que hay que entender para poder afrontar. Con el presente artículo se pretende analizar y aclarar la importancia de los cambios que puede llegar a generar el TLC Colombia-Estados Unidos sobre el sector turístico y hotelero de Colombia. Se expone una idea clara sobre las necesidades del país para tener una oportunidad amplia y fuerte sobre los cambios económicos, sociales y culturales que sobrevienen con la firma y entrada en vigencia del tratado.

  20. Turismo medico como opción de desarrollo del sector salud en Colombia

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    Forestieri Bustos, Kelly Tatiana

    2012-01-01

    El turismo medico ha venido en desarrollo los últimos años como una importante línea de negocios al redor del mundo. En Colombia, se constituye además como una de las principales estrategias que las instituciones de salud están desarrollando para contrarrestar los efectos de la crisis actual del sistema de salud colombiano. En los últimos años, Colombia ha desarrollado estrategias desde el Gobierno y el sector privado para impulsar dicho sector y mostrar a Colombia como el nuevo paraíso pa...

  1. Impresiones de los Mexicanos sobre la imagen país de Colombia

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    Lina María Echeverri Cañas; Christian Estay-Niculcar; Hernán Parra

    2014-01-01

    La imagen país de Colombia ha sido objeto de discusión en los campos de los negocios internacionales y el marketing territorial. Colombia es un país con un posicionamiento tradicional asociado al narcotráfico y al café, situación que ha llevado a los gobiernos de la última década a definir nuevas estrategias que ayuden a mejorar la reputación del país en mercados internacionales. Sin embargo, sus esfuerzos han sido de poco impacto porque la imagen país de Colombia todavía mantiene una asociac...

  2. The "prehistory" of marihuana consumption and growing in Colombia between 1930 and 1960

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    Eduardo Sáenz Rovner.; Jasson Garry

    2008-01-01

    Marihuana consumption did not become widespread in Colombia as the simple result of its increased use as part of the north-American counterculture of the 1960s. Even though marihuana-growing spiraled to satisfy north-American demand at the end of the 1960s and 1970s there was an important market for domestic consumption in Colombia. "Exonerating-type" academic literature tending to see countries such as Colombia as the passive "victims" of externally-induced phenomena is thus questioned.

  3. CURRENT STATUS OF KNOWLEDGE OF SPHINGIDAE LATREILLE, 1802 (LEPIDOPTERA: BOMBYCOIDEA) IN COLOMBIA.

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    Correa-Carmona, Yenny; Vélez-Bravo, Andrés H; Echeverri, Marta Isabel Wolff

    2015-01-01

    A list of species and a photographic catalog of moths of the family Sphingidae reported for Colombia is presented. Following examination of 1463 specimens deposited in major entomological collections of Colombia, and a review of the literature, 188 species are reported for the country, of which 19 species and Phryxus genus are reported for the first time for Colombia. The genus Xylophanes has the most species recorded and also the most geographical records. The Andean region has the highest number of records. A diagnosis of each subfamily and genus, comments on the biology of many of the reported species and dichotomous keys are also presented. PMID:26250214

  4. Lista preliminar de las verbenaceae existentes en colombia con algunos de sus usos y nombres vulgares

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    2012-01-01

    Debido a la buena acogida que tuvo mi libro Verbenaceae  en Flora  de Venezuela, concebí el proyecto de escribir las Verbenaceae de la Gran Colombia.  Después de un trabajo de campo relativamente amplio en Colombia y Ecuador, me  di cuenta de que lo proyectado era superior a mi edad y a mis ambiciones.  De todo ello sólo quedaron un unas Verbenaceae inéditas, para una Flora Genérica Colombiana, una Lista de Verbenaceae de la Gran Colombia y esta, naturalmente provisional e incompleta, basada ...

  5. BREVE RESEÑA DE LA EVOLUCION DE LA AGRICULTURA ORGANICA EN COLOMBIA

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    CRUZ URIBE, FABIAN

    2011-01-01

    Colombia had during 2010 around 40190 Ha. Organic, with 7400 Ha. in conversion process. This mean that only 0,1% of the land was cultivated organically, very few in comparission with Argentina and Mexico that keep an area around 2-3% during the las 5 years. Colombia has 70% of their organic area dedicated to produce fruits, coffee and heart of palm, and other 25% to produce oils and cane. The country produced in 2010 around 7 millions tons of organic products. Colombia had sucessfull exper...

  6. The "prehistory" of marihuana consumption and growing in Colombia between 1930 and 1960

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    Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Marihuana consumption did not become widespread in Colombia as the simple result of its increased use as part of the north-American counterculture of the 1960s. Even though marihuana-growing spiraled to satisfy north-American demand at the end of the 1960s and 1970s there was an important market for domestic consumption in Colombia. "Exonerating-type" academic literature tending to see countries such as Colombia as the passive "victims" of externally-induced phenomena is thus questioned.

  7. Aster images for discrimination of agricultural use areas in Colombia

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    The advance of geographical information technology has led to the placement of new sensors for earth observation. ASTER (Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is considered as a latest generation sensor. It has special characteristics that places it as an alternative for studies of vegetation cover on earth. This work is based on its spatial, spectral and radiometric features to discriminate agricultural areas in the irrigation district of USOCOELLO in Colombia. We used a level 1B image from 2006, geometrically corrected, re sampled and its radiance values transformed into reflectance values allowing us to make two compositions: original images (VNIR-SWIR) and fusion images in IHS transformation. The thematic legend was established from the classification scheme Corine Land Cover - Colombia, defining 10 representative coverage categories in the image. The maximum likelihood classifier was used in the allocation phase. In the process of verifying and quantifying the level of accuracy, it was used, as ground truth, the database of geographical area at the site in the same date that the image was taken, obtaining an estimating a global reliability of 75 % for VNIR - SWIR images; if the variability of phenological stages of crops (rice, maize and sorghum) in the area and an important space contrast in the fusion image are taken into account, the obtained Kappa index was 0,75, which means that there is a substantial degree of agreement.

  8. Phylogenetic reconstruction of dengue virus type 2 in Colombia

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    Méndez Jairo A

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dengue fever is perhaps the most important viral re-emergent disease especially in tropical and sub-tropical countries, affecting about 50 million people around the world yearly. In Colombia, dengue virus was first detected in 1971 and still remains as a major public health issue. Although four viral serotypes have been recurrently identified, dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2 has been involved in the most important outbreaks during the last 20 years, including 2010 when the fatality rate highly increased. As there are no major studies reviewing virus origin and genotype distribution in this country, the present study attempts to reconstruct the phylogenetic history of DENV-2 using a sequence analysis from a 224 bp PCR-amplified product corresponding to the carboxyl terminus of the envelope (E gene from 48 Colombian isolates. Results As expected, the oldest isolates belonged to the American genotype (subtype V, but the strains collected since 1990 represent the American/Asian genotype (subtype IIIb as previously reported in different American countries. Interestingly, the introduction of this genotype coincides with the first report of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Colombia at the end of 1989 and the increase of cases during the next years. Conclusion After replacement of the American genotype, several lineages of American/Asian subtype have rapidly spread all over the country evolving in new clades. Nevertheless, the direct association of these new variants in the raise of lethality rate observed during the last outbreak has to be demonstrated.

  9. Estimations of the relationship a dimensional budyko in Colombia

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    Water and energy budgets in river basins are a condition for terrain forms growing and spatial distribution and productivity of vegetation. The Budyko non-dimensional number is defined as the relationship between mean annual precipitation (P) and mean annual evapotranspiration (PET), B = P/PET, in river basins. this non-dimensional number is defined as the ratio between available water (P) and available energy (PET), and has been employed for identifying water storage at vegetation, dryness, and net primary production in ecosystems. Literature reports have found that at B = 1 condition, denominated Budyko critical condition, Bc, there exist particular climate, geomorphologic and biodiversity conditions which make that this number becomes from particular interest on hydro climatology and ecology fields. Budyko number maps with a spatial resolution of 5 arcmin cell size for Colombia extent, and other with 30 seconds cell size for Antioquia extent are presented. Many non-direct methods for potential evapotranspiration estimation have been employed. It concludes that Colombia is characterized by energy limited vegetation

  10. Potential for geologically active faults Department of Antioquia, Colombia

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    Luis Hernán Sánchez-Arredondo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Con base en estudios geoestadísticos de estimación global de los datos de sismicidad reportados por la Red Sismológica Nacional de Colombia (RSNC, se determinó un módulo geoestadístico ( mg 95 que permitió categorizar el nivel de actividad del fallamiento cortical en el Departamento de Antioquia (DA, Colombia. El mg 95 relaciona los valores de estimación con krigeage poligonal y su error correspondiente para cada uno de los municipios antioqueños con un parámetro de Student al 95% de confianza, que depende del número de microsismos registrados localmente. Para determinar los niveles de fallamiento activo en cada municipio, se propone la siguiente escala de categorización: fallamiento activo probado mg 95  0  0.2 , fallamiento activo probable mg 95  (0.2  0.3] y fallamiento activo posible mg 95  0.3 .

  11. The legalization of small scale mining in Colombia

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    Alexandra Urán

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The following article presents conceptual and analytical elements that allow us to broaden the debate about the legalization of the mining in Colombia. Looking for items to be able to propose alternatives in order to consolidate a new mining process socially and environmentally sustainable, claiming the value of the ancestral practices and forms of the redistributive production. To this end, it is necessary to start with the discussion of the concepts of formalization and legality, so that we can generate a theoretical framework that will allow us to explore such delicate matter, we will continue to make the framework socio-political, in which it is based that strategy. Then there is a brief context of thereformulation of legal mining, focusing our attention particularly standards which involves or has effects on artisanal mining and/or small-scale mining. There we will find ourselves with a debate on the typology of the mining and the current difficulties to define schemasof legalization or formalization of small-scale mining in Colombia. To conclude with a proposal to formalize as a mechanism of transition to an administrative system - legislativethat will connect more effectively with the realities and skills of the ethnic communities that practice small-scale mining.

  12. Synanthropic Cockroaches (Blattidae: Periplaneta spp.) Harbor Pathogenic Leptospira in Colombia.

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    Gonzalez-Astudillo, Viviana; Bustamante-Rengifo, Javier A; Bonilla, Álvaro; Lehmicke, Anna Joy J; Castillo, Andrés; Astudillo-Hernández, Miryam

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    Leptospirosis cases in Colombia are typically linked to peridomestic rodents; however, empirical data suggest that Leptospira-infected patients with no apparent exposure to these reservoirs are common. Cockroaches (Periplaneta spp.) have equal or greater interaction with humans than rodents, yet their potential role as carriers of Leptospira has not been assessed. We determined if pathogenic Leptospira is harbored by Periplaneta spp. in Cali (Colombia) and the variables influencing this relationship. Fifty-nine cockroaches were captured from seven sites and DNA was extracted from the body surface and digestive tract for a multiplex polymerase chain reaction, targeting genes secY and flaB. Logistic regression models and proportion tests showed a higher likelihood for Leptospira to be isolated from body surfaces (P > 0.001) and from individuals inside houses (six times more likely). These findings are the first to demonstrate an association between Periplaneta spp. and Leptospira, suggesting the need to investigate the potential for cockroaches to serve as reservoirs or transport hosts for Leptospira. PMID:26553295

  13. Allochthonous Matter Input in Five Headwater Streams in Southwestern Colombia

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    Chara, J.; Baird, D.; Telfer, T.

    2005-05-01

    In order to determine the interactions between riparian vegetation and the stream environment in relation to the provision and seasonality of allochthonous energy, a study was done measuring the amount of litter inputs in five streams at mid altitude in southwestern Colombia during one year. Direct and lateral litter traps were placed in a 100m reach of each stream. Total amount of litter fall ranged from 1406 to 2812 g-m-2 year-1. Leaves were the most important component of the litter representing between 56 to 72% of direct and between 68 to 81% of lateral inputs. Seasonality of litter fall was minimal and only in one stream direct input was negatively correlated with rainfall (r=-0.62; p=0.033). According to these results, low-order streams in middle altitude in Colombia receive one of the highest amounts of litter fall reported so far. This supply is constant throughout the year providing a continuous source of food and substrate for the stream environment. As in temperate streams litterfall in the Andean zone is an important link between streams and the riparian environment. The higher amount recorded and the constant supply demonstrate that deforestation of riparian forests may be more negative for the streams in tropical areas.

  14. Mercury in Pelecanus occidentalis of the Cispata bay, Colombia

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    Saudith Burgos N.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Assessment the total concentration of mercury in the liver and feathers of Pelecanus occidentalis of the Cispata bay, Colombia. Materials and methods. Mercury concentrations in liver and feather of Pelecanus occidentalis residents in the Cispata bay – Colombia were evaluated by digestion with an acidic mixture of H2SO4–HNO3 and KMnO4 to eliminate organic matter. The concentration of mercury was determined by the Atomic Absorption - Cold Vapor method (CVAAS. Results. Total mercury levels found in this study were higher in feathers (0.31-9.17 mgHg/kg than in the liver (0.63–6.29 mgHg/kg, being higher than those reported in other seabirds studies. Conclusions. The high levels of total mercury in feathers and liver can be explained by the feeding habits of the organisms under study, showing the utility of feathers as a potential non-invasive tool for the monitoring of the ecosystem and thereby preventing the sacrifice of specimens.

  15. El activismo estadounidense en derechos humanos y el Plan Colombia.

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    Winifred Tate.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-governmental organizations claim to play a central role in defining U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the field of human rights. Here, I will examine the role of human rights and humanitarian groups in the debates over U.S. foreign policy towards Colombia, focusing on the design and subsequent additional appropriations for Plan Colombia, a multi-billion dollar aid package beginning in 2000. I argue that NGOs were able to build on the legacy of prior human rights activism focusing on Latin America, but failed to achieve significant grassroots mobilization around this issue. I examine the structural issues limiting such mobilization, as well as exploring how NGOs did leverage legislative conditions placed on the assistance package to keep human rights concerns part of the debates over U.S. policy. This case study will contribute to the historical record of how policy is made and developed, adding to the growing literature exploring how human rights claims translate into specific governmental policies.

  16. The Grand Aurorae Borealis Seen in Colombia in 1859

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    On Thursday, September 1, 1859, the British astronomer Richard Carrington, for the first time ever, observes a spectacular gleam of visible light on the surface of the solar disk, the photosphere. The Carrington Event, as it is nowadays known by scientists, occurred because of the high solar activity that had visible consequences on Earth, in particular reports of outstanding aurorae activity that amazed thousands of people in the western hemisphere during the dawn of September 2. The geomagnetic storm, generated by the solar-terrestrial event, had such a magnitude that the auroral oval expanded towards the equator, allowing low latitudes, like Panama's 9$^\\circ$ N, to catch a sight of the aurorae. An expedition was carried out to review several historical reports and books from the northern cities of Colombia, allowing the identification of a narrative from Monter\\'ia, Colombia (8$^\\circ$ 45' N), that describes phenomena resembling those of an aurorae borealis, such as fire-like lights, blazing and dazzling ...

  17. Esteatosis en un burro (Equus asinus. Primer reporte en Colombia

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    José Cardona Á.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describe un caso de esteatosis en un burro (Equus asinus, castrado, de 15 años de edad, procedente del municipio de San Antero (Córdoba, Colombia, al cual se le detectó ligamento nucal engrosado, duro y doloroso, dando la impresión de un doble cuello y edemas subcutáneos indurados en pared costal, abdominal y pectoral. Tambiénpresentó masas duras en la unión de músculos semimembranoso y semitendinoso. Por todo lo anterior, mostró dificultad para realizar movimientos coordinados del cuello, nuca y de traslado. Estos hallazgos obedecen principalmente a una deficiencia de selenio y vitamina E, sirviendo como parámetro diagnóstico para la identificación de esta enfermedad en equinos, por lo cual se determinó la actividad eritrocitica de la enzima glutatión peroxidada (GSH-Px, arrojando resultados muy bajos. Este cuadro es también conocido en equinos como enfermedad de la grasa amarilla o esteatitis, que produce degeneración del tejido adiposo, siendo reemplazado por tejido conectivo con depósitos de calcio. Puede estar asociada a miodegeneración nutricional o distrófica (enfermedad del músculo blanco. Es el primer reporte de esta enfermedad en burros(Equus asinus que se hace en Colombia.

  18. Structural vulnerability in transmission systems: Cases of Colombia and Spain

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    Highlights: • Vulnerability analysis of transmission electric systems in Colombia and Spain. • Based on scale-free graph statistic indexes. • Evaluating both current conditions and expansion plans of infrastructures. • Comparison of random error and deliberate attack tolerance evaluation. - Abstract: In this paper the authors apply methodological strategies for the structural vulnerability assessment in high voltage power networks based upon the combination of power flow models and scale-free graph statistic indexes. Thus, it is possible to study risk scenarios based on events that may trigger cascading failures within a power system. The usefulness of graph theory techniques has been validated on previous works of the authors, and may be applied in analysis of the vulnerability of different power electric networks. A case study for vulnerability analysis is carried out through methodologies that allow comparison on random error and deliberate attack tolerance evaluation in transmission electric systems from countries like Colombia and Spain. Such vulnerability assessment methodology takes into account the current conditions of the power networks (base case), as well as the impact of expansion plans into infrastructures as defined by their governments. Consequently, the authors show the advantage on the use of graph theory based techniques for vulnerability analysis of electrical power systems

  19. Risk factors for adult male criminality in Colombia.

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    Klevens, Joanne; Roca, Juanita; Restrepo, Ofelia; Martinez, Adriana

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study sought to establish, in Colombia, the importance of factors alleged to be causes or correlates of adult criminality according to the published literature from other countries. METHODS: A comparison was made of arrested male offenders from ages 18 to 30 (n = 223) and similar community controls (n = 222) selected from five cities in Colombia as to their family background, exposure to abuse, family stressors, perceived care and history of childhood disruptive behaviour problems. RESULTS: Compared with neighbourhood controls from similar social classes, offenders were significantly more likely to report having had parents with less education, a mother under the age of 18 or over the age of 35 at time of birth, family members involved in crime, experiencing extreme economic deprivation, parental absence, family conflict, severe punishments, physical abuse, and maternal unavailability, rejection and lack of supervision. Prevalence of childhood disruptive behaviour problems was similar among offenders and controls. These findings appear to be independent of economic status, family size or type, birth order, or primary caregiver. Although the independent contribution of most of these factors is small, once all others have been controlled for, their cumulative effect is strong. CONCLUSIONS: The findings obtained in this Latin American setting do not support the generalized view that adult antisocial behaviour is necessarily preceded by a history of childhood behaviour problems. However, they do add evidence for the importance of family factors in the risk for adult criminality. PMID:12048531

  20. [Active euthanasia in Colombia and assisted suicide in California].

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    Julesz, Máté

    2016-01-31

    The institution of active euthanasia has been legal in Colombia since 2015. In California, the regulation on physician-assisted suicide will come into effect on January 1, 2016. The legal institution of active euthanasia is not accepted under the law of the United States of America, however, physician-assisted suicide is accepted in an increasing number of member states. The related regulation in Oregon is imitated in other member states. In South America, Colombia is not the first country to legalize active euthanasia: active euthanasia has been legal in Uruguay since 1932. The North American legal tradition markedly differs from the South American one and both are incompatible with the Central European rule of law. In Hungary and in most European Union countries, solely the passive form of euthanasia is legal. In the Benelux countries, the active form of euthanasia is legal because the supranational law of the European Union does not prohibit it. Notwithstanding, European Union law does not prescribe legalization of either the active form of euthanasia, or the physician-assisted suicide. PMID:26801362

  1. Mixed malaria: prevalence in Colombia and Latin America = Malaria mixta: prevalencia en Colombia y América Latina

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    Arango Flórez, Eliana

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Mixed plasmodial infection (MxPI and mixed malaria (MxM are poorly understood.Objective: To review information about MxPI/MxM and to collect and organize Colombian and Latin American data.Methods: systematic review on MxIP/MxM; the terms ‘mixed malaria’ or ‘malaria mixta’ were used for a search in PubMed and Lilacs.Results and conclusions: Information retrieved was scarce, disperse and difficult to find. MxPI/MxM is underestimated by microscopy (thick blood smear. A second plasmodial species is often detected after successful treatment for infection with another. Epidemiological behavior of MxPI/MxM is variable and depends on transmission intensity and stability, rain cycles, age of patients and anopheline fauna. In Latin America, according to the results of thick blood smear, 0.46% of confirmed infections were MxPI, and with PCR, that proportion reached 12.78%. In Colombia, between 2001 and 2010, MxM (1.839 cases per year represented an average of 1.44% of the total malaria cases. To our knowledge, this is the first report about baseline data on MxPI/MxM in Colombia and Latin America.

  2. Primer registro de Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae en Colombia First record of Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae in Colombia

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    Luz Elena Velásquez

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea:Heterophyidae se registra por primera vez para Colombia en caracoles y peces del lago del Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe, de la ciudad de Medellín. Las redias y cercarias se obtuvieron del gastrópodo Melanoides tuberculata morfo MAD. Las metacercarias se obtuvieron de las branquias de peces de las familias Cichlidae y Poeciliidae y los adultos del intestino de aves infectadas experimentalmente. La prevalencia del parásito en los caracoles adultos fue de 74%. Se observó que los caracoles parasitados eran estériles.Centrocestusformosanus (Digenea:Heterophyidae is reported for the first time in Colombia, parasitizing snails and fish from the lake of the Joaquín Antonio Uribe botanical garden, Medellín City. Rediae and cercariae were obtained from MAD morphs of the snail Melanoides tuberculata. Metacercariae were found encysted on gills of fish of the families Cichlidae and Poeciliidae while adults were recovered from experimentally infected chicks. Prevalence in adult snails was 74%. Parasitized snails were found to be sterile.

  3. Consideraciones sobre la despenalización del aborto en Colombia Remarks on abortion decriminalization in Colombia

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    José Antonio García Pereáñez

    2010-08-01

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    La Corte Constitucional de Colombia, con la Sentencia C-325 de 2006, proporciona una fuente de análisis e interpretación jurídica para la despenalización del aborto en Colombia. Esa es una tarea difícil, ya que, por un lado, la población colombiana en la actualidad manifiesta una gran polarización respecto al tema, y por otro, la despenalización del aborto es objeto no solo del derecho sino también de diversas disciplinas científicas y filosóficas y de sistemas normativos como la ética, la moral y la religión. En este artículo se analiza, en primer lugar, lo que llevó a la Corte  onstitucional a pronunciarse sobre la despenalización del aborto en Colombia. En segundo lugar, se tratan las consideraciones de la Corte y el debate jurídico-ideológico que tuvo que librar para llegar a su decisión. A renglón seguido, se hace un análisis desde la bioética del debate ético-moral que ha generado tal Sentencia; y por último, se infieren algunas implicaciones de esta norma dentro del complejo funcionamiento de la sociedad colombiana.

     

    Ruling C-325 by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Colombia in 2006 constitutes a framework for the interpretation and analysis of restricted liberalization of abortion in Colombia. In the heated context of the Colombian idiosyncrasy, such decision by the Court was a complicated task, made even harder by the fact that the issue of abortion is discussed not only by the Law, but by other

  4. Technical Note: Does Core Inflation Help Forecast Total Inflation? Evidence from Colombia

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    John Thornton

    1998-01-01

    In Colombia core and total inflation are both (1) series, and core inflation is cointegrated with total inflation. Granger causality tests using error correction methodology indicate that divergence of total inflation from core inflation is quickly revers

  5. Language Policies in Colombia: The Inherited Disdain for our Native Languages

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    Carmen Helena Guerrero

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available As a contribution to enhance the discussion about the spread of the symbolic power of English in Colombia through a National Bilingual Policy, this paper aims at raising awareness about two main aspects: 1 Colombia has a variety of languages that should be seen as resources and not as problems (Ruíz, 1984 and 2 There is a pattern in our government language policies that tends to favor the elite. The conclusion of this paper is that not much has changed in the linguistic planning in Colombia since the Spanish colonization; privileged groups continue to legislate to favor privileged groups. This approach contributes to enlarge the gap between the haves and the haves not in Colombia.

  6. Fundamentos Dogm??tico-Constitucionales de la libertad religiosa en Colombia

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    Carrillo de la Rosa, Yesid

    2009-01-01

    Conferencia impartida por el Prof. Yesid Carrillo de la Rosa. Universidad de Cartagena. Colombia, en el curso: "Libertad de expresi??n y Sentimientos religiosos??? (Curso Interdisciplinar de Educaci??n a Distancia PAID 2009)

  7. The first report of Cosmocerca parva (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae from Colostethus fraterdanieli (Anura: Dendrobatidae in Colombia

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    Sandra M. Sánchez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available We discovered the nematode parasite, Cosmocerca parva, in C. fraterdanieli; this is the first record of this nematode species inColombia and C. fraterdanieli is a novel host of C. parva.

  8. The centipedes (Arthropoda, Myriapoda, Chilopoda) from Colombia: Part I. Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha.

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    Chagas, Amazonas; Chaparro, Elisa; Jiménez, Sebastián Galvis; Triana, Hernán Darío Triana; Flórez D, Eduardo; Seoane, José Carlos Sícoli

    2014-01-01

    This study presents an updated list of centipedes of the orders Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha from Colombia based on data from the literature, the World Catalogue of Centipedes (CHILOBASE), and specimens examined in museum collections. Four families, nine genera, 37 species and four subspecies are listed. One species belongs to Scutigeromorpha, and 36 species and four subspecies to Scolopendromorpha. Eleven species and four subspecies of scolopendromorphs are recorded for the first time from Colombia. Newportia Gervais, 1847 is the most diverse genus with 12 species and three subspecies. Six species of Scolopendromorpha are endemic. Three species-Otostigmus inermis Porat, 1876, O. scabricauda (Humbert & Saussure, 1870) and Cryptops iheringi Brölemann, 1902-are deleted from the fauna of Colombia. The Andean Región in Colombia has the most records of Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha. Maps showing the geographical distribution are given for the orders, genera, and some species. PMID:24871718

  9. Ladina-Ameerika Juudas jääb edasi Colombia riigipeaks / Allan Espenberg

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    2006-01-01

    Colombias valiti presidendiks tagasi Alvaro Uribe, kes on edukalt võidelnud nii tavakuritegevuse kui ka uimastikaubanduse vastu, samuti on tal olnud edu vasakpoolsete partisanirühmituste tegevuse likvideerimisel või kontrollimisel. Lisa: Konservatiivide masendav üleolek

  10. Colombia; Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the authorities of Colombia

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    2010-01-01

    This report focuses on Colombia’s economic policy framework and the policy response to the global crisis. In recent years, Colombia’s policies strengthened a strong macroeconomic performance, which helped in achieving higher tax revenues and restraint on current spending. Colombia was not affected too severely by the global crisis. The impact of the crisis was mitigated by the authorities through countercyclical monetary and fiscal policies. The monetary stance is expected to remain suppo...

  11. Morphologic characterization of 100 Capsicum accessions from the Germplasm Bank at Nacional University of Colombia Caracterización morfológica de cien introducciones de Capsicum del Banco de Germoplasma de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Palmira

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    Vallejo Cabrera Franco Alirio; García Mario; Pardey Catherine

    2006-01-01

    Morphologic characterization of 100 Capsicum accessions from the Germplasm Bank at Nacional University of Colombia. 100 accessions of 4 species of Capsicum from the germplasm bank at National University of Colombia, Palmira Campus, morphologically were characterized. The accessions were collected in different regions of Colombia such as Andean, Caribbean, Paciï¬c, Amazon, and East Savannas and some ones introduced from other countries of Central a...

  12. FEMINICIDIO EN COLOMBIA: RECONOCIMIENTO DE FENÓMENO SOCIAL A DELITO

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    Omar Huertas Díaz; Nayibe Paola Jiménez Rodríguez

    2016-01-01

    This article aims to show the development of the notion of femicide in Colombia. This document outlines its historical background by analyzing how the empowerment feminist movements have made the society aware of this phenomenon. It was the Supreme Court, the highest judicial body that used this notion to give a decision on an appeal. Finally the description of femicide as a separate offense was enacted as law in July, 2015, in Colombia.

  13. FEMINICIDIO EN COLOMBIA: RECONOCIMIENTO DE FENÓMENO SOCIAL A DELITO

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    Omar Huertas Díaz

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to show the development of the notion of femicide in Colombia. This document outlines its historical background by analyzing how the empowerment feminist movements have made the society aware of this phenomenon. It was the Supreme Court, the highest judicial body that used this notion to give a decision on an appeal. Finally the description of femicide as a separate offense was enacted as law in July, 2015, in Colombia.

  14. Colombia's economic recession : the impact of guerrilla violence, illicit drug trafficking, and the 1991 constitution

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    Acosta Bernal, Pedro Alonzo.

    2001-01-01

    Colombia has tolerated for almost fifty years the oldest guerrilla movements in the region, but at the same Colombia has tolerated for almost fifty years the oldest guerrilla movements in the region, but at the same puzzle is to establish which of the following variables; guerrilla violence, illicit drug trafficking, or the 1991 Constitution, have most affected economic stability in the last half of 1990s. The thesis will argue: (1) Guerrilla violence is the most important variable that impa...

  15. Repercusión del proyecto neoliberal en la educación superior en Colombia

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    Galindo, Camila Andrea; Gómez, John Freddy; Rodríguez, María Alejandra

    2015-01-01

    The present article, derived from a piece of research, provides some of the macroeconomic policies implemented in Colombia, imposed by the international financial institutions, the specific case being the International Monetary Fund and its extended agreement with Colombia, and how these have affected the development of the well-being of the population, making special emphasis on how the policies that have been imposed on Higher Education, have been affected.

  16. La formación del campo de estudios de Comunicación en Colombia

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    Jesús Martín-Barbero; Germán Rey

    1999-01-01

    Este documento presenta la evolución de la comunicación en Colombia, que aunque relativamente reciente, ha estado sujeta a constantes cambios y nuevos enfoques. Centrándose en tres aspectos la definición del objeto de estudio, la historia de su estudio en Colombia desde los años cincuenta, y los temas actuales de investigación, todos ligados a otras ciencias sociales.

  17. Cross-Border Interactions and Health in the Brazil-Colombia-Peru Border Zone

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    Martha Cecilia Suárez-Mutis; Claudia Mercedes Mora Cárdenas; Ligia del Pilar Perez Reyes; Paulo Cesar Peiter

    2010-01-01

    The border area between Brazil, Colombia, and Peru has a population of over 100,000 people; at least a quarter are indigenous (mostly Tikuna), and the rest is composed of people from the Andean region and some itinerant groups (migrants, traders, etc.). The “twin cities”, Tabatinga (Brazil) and Leticia (Colombia), receive a significant flux of people from the adjacent regions of each country, each one having a referral hospital for attending cases of moderate complexity. This region has a hig...

  18. The pesthouse in caño de loro, cartagena bay, Colombia

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    Sotomayor-Tribín Hugo Armando

    2011-01-01

    After presenting the synonyms that leprosy and leprosy patients have received,to establish a definition of the disease, its causative agents, its clinicopathologicmanifestations and the classification of the disease, it is provided an overview of thehistory of leprosy global dispersion and a very own particular periodization of history ofleprosy in Colombia. It is pointed the history of Caño de Loro leper colony on the island ofTierrabomba in the bay of Cartagena, Colombia, from its founding ...

  19. Imagen país de Colombia desde la perspectiva extranjera

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    Echeverri Cañas, Lina María; ter Horst, Enrique; Hernán Parra, José

    2015-01-01

    Colombia is a country with a negative historical positioning in international markets. Despite efforts by governments and influencers to improve its image, the perception of foreigners remains polarized, being associated with coffee and drug trafficking. This article is the result of a qualitative research conducted on foreign visitors from eight countries in the Americas with the largest number of visitors to Colombia in 2013: The United States, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, M...

  20. Hacia una caracterización de los programas de posgrado en medicina alternativa en Colombia

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    Lara Cuellar, Leonardo

    2011-01-01

    Antecedentes El uso y estudio de la medicina alternativa tiene un interés creciente en la sociedad occidental y particularmente en Colombia. Han sido creados algunos planes de estudio de postgrado en medicina alternativa sin embargo estos no han sido caracterizados. Objetivo Caracterizar los programas de posgrado en medicina alternativa existentes en Colombia. Metodología Se realizó una investigación descriptiva con enfoque cualitativo. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructurad...

  1. Las briofitas del departamento de Nariño, Colombia : 1., musgos

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    Ramirez P., Bernardo R.; Churchill, Steven P.

    2002-01-01

    A moss inventory for Departamento de Nariño, Colombia records 392 species distributed among 169 genera and 51 families. Taxa newly recorded for Colombia include: Daltonia jamesonii Taylor, Dicranella varia (Hedw.) Schimp., Isopterygium subbrevisetum (Hampe) Broth., Lepyrodontopsis trichophylla (Hedw.) Broth., Macromitrium trichophyllum Mitt., Philonotis incana (Taylor) H. Rob., Racomitrium lamprocarpum (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger, Rauiella lagoensis (Hampe) W. R. Buck, Sphagnum cuculliformes H. A....

  2. Colombia; Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-Fiscal Transparency Module

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    2003-01-01

    This report examines the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency for Colombia. Colombia has made considerable progress in improving transparency in public finances. Major initiatives include: adoption of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Plan; improvement in the management of public banks; clarification of the expenditure responsibilities and resources among different levels of government; and introduction of modern accounting procedures. The legislative agenda now under way c...

  3. Epidemiological transition in colombia: from infectious diseases to not transmissible ones

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    Ramos-Clason Enrique Carlos

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: In Colombia, the patterns of mortality and birth rate have changed. Theincrease of mortal cases by not transmissible diseases with persistence of infectiouscauses is a phenomenon defined epidemiological transition.Objective: to describe the process of epidemiological and demographical transition in Colombia and Bolívar´s Department, as of published data by the National AdministrativeDepartment of Statistics (DANE).Methods: descriptive observational study. There were used the tab...

  4. Decentralisation's effects on public investment: evidence and policy lessons from Bolivia and Colombia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines decentralisation in Bolivia and Colombia to explore its effects on the uses and spatial distribution of public investment, as well as government responsiveness to local needs. In both countries, investment shifted from infrastructure to social services and human capital formation. Resources were rebalanced in favour of poorer districts. In Bolivia, decentralisation made government more responsive by re-directing public investment to areas of greatest need. In Colombia, mun...

  5. Notas técnicas uredinales (royas) de cordia l. (boraginaceae) en colombia

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    Pardo Cardona, Víctor Manuel

    2012-01-01

    Se presentan las especies de Uredinales (royas) colectadas en Colombia parasitando especies de Cordia L. (Boragillaceae). Se incrementa la información acerca de la flora de Uredinales de Colombia al registrar por primera vez a Puccinia johnstonii Arthur, así como un nuevo hospedante para Uredo cordiorum Kern & Whetzel. Se elaboran claves para los estados anamórficos y teliomórficos de los Uredinales Colombianos sobre Cordia L.

  6. Notas Técnicas Uredinales (Royas de Cordia L. (Boraginaceae en Colombia

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    Pardo Cardona Víctor Manuel

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    Full Text Available Se presentan las especies de Uredinales (royas colectadas en Colombia parasitando especies de Cordia L. (Boragillaceae. Se incrementa la información acerca de la flora de Uredinales de Colombia al registrar por primera vez a Puccinia johnstonii Arthur, así como un nuevo hospedante para Uredo cordiorum Kern & Whetzel. Se elaboran claves para los estados anamórficos y teliomórficos de los Uredinales Colombianos sobre Cordia L.

  7. Notas Técnicas Uredinales (Royas) de Cordia L. (Boraginaceae) en Colombia

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    Pardo Cardona Víctor Manuel

    1998-01-01

    Se presentan las especies de Uredinales (royas) colectadas en Colombia parasitando especies de Cordia L. (Boragillaceae). Se incrementa la información acerca de la flora de Uredinales de Colombia al registrar por primera vez a Puccinia johnstonii Arthur, así como un nuevo hospedante para Uredo cordiorum Kern & Whetzel. Se elaboran claves para los estados anamórficos y teliomórficos de los Uredinales Colombianos sobre Cordia L.

  8. Climate protection in Colombia. An overview; Klimaschutz in Kolumbien. Ein Uebersichtsbeitrag

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    Lemberg, Katrin [Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota (Colombia)

    2014-07-01

    The effects of the climatic change in Colombia includes the increase of sea level at the Caribbean and the Pacific coast, the increase of temperature, the increase of precipitation, effecting the agricultures, the ecosystems, the water supply and the public health. Colombia has already started specific programs, adaptation measures with respect to the effects of the climatic change, reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions and projects with respect to the reduction of emissions due to deforestation and degradation.

  9. Salvia guaneorum (Labiatae), a new species from the Chicamocha Canyon, Colombia

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    Fernández Alonso, José Luis

    2014-01-01

    [EN] A new species of Salvia subgen. Calosphace from the Chicamocha Canyon, in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia is described and illustrated. The morphological affinities and putative relatives with other Colombian species of the sections Angulatae and Longipes are discussed. [ES] Se describe e ilustra una especie nueva de Salvia subgen. Calosphace, procedente del Cañón del Chicamocha, en la Cordillera Oriental de Colombia. Se discuten sus afinidades morfológicas y posible relación con otr...

  10. The paradox of land reform, inequality and local development in Colombia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul; Sanches, Fábio; Villaveces, Marta-Juanita

    2016-01-01

    Over two centuries, Colombia transferred vast quantities of land, equivalent to the entire UK landmass, mainly to landless and poor peasants. And yet Colombia retains one of the highest concentrations of land ownership in the world. Why? We show that the effects of land reform on inequality and economic and human development were heterogeneous. On average, rural properties grew larger, land inequality and dispersion fell, and development increased across Colombia’s 1100+ municipalities ...

  11. International perspectives on developing pedagogy towards the construction of Peace in Colombia

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    McMullan, Martin

    2016-01-01

    This article seeks to propose proven examples from pedagogy in the international sphere that can help the development of pedagogy for peace in Colombia in light of a complex attitude towards peace among the general public. The article will argue that only a Critical pedagogy, as first framed by Paulo Freire, can be truly effective in addressing the multi-faceted reasons for the armed conflict in Colombia towards building a sustainably peaceful future. Cases of pedagogy from Northern Ireland a...

  12. The Family Compensation System as an Anti-Poverty Initiative in Colombia

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    Cajiao, Francisco; International Workshop of the Anti-Poverty Partnership Initatives Trust Fund (APPI Trust Fund): Fighting Urban Poverty,

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    This report was presented in the session 'Fighting Exclusion and Providing Social Services' at the International Workshop of the Anti-Poverty Partnership Initiatives Trust Fund: Fighting Urban Poverty, (April 18-19 2001, York University). It looks primarily at the social situation of Colombia in the 1990s, with a focus on inequality, income distribution, and the family as a social institution. The author sees the System as an initiative in the fight against poverty en Colombia and argues t...

  13. The effects of decentralisation on public investment: evidence and four lessons from Bolivia and Colombia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2005-01-01

    Hundreds of studies have failed to establish the effects of decentralisation on a number of important policy goals. This paper examines the cases of Bolivia and Colombia to explore decentralisation’s effects on government responsiveness and poverty-orientation. I first summarize economic data on the effects of decentralisation in each. In Bolivia, decentralisation made government more responsive by re-directing public investment to areas of greatest need. In Colombia, municipalities increased...

  14. Which Approach to Justice in Colombia under the Era of the ICC

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    Bueno, Isabella; Diaz Rozas, Andrea

    2013-01-01

    How could Colombia deal with the overwhelming cruelty of mass atrocities committed during its ongoing conflict? This article intends to thoroughly explain the strategies implemented in Colombia to deal with the issues of transitional justice in an ongoing conflict and to illustrate the state of the art of the approaches to justice. In order to do so, we will show the limits of the retributive justice approach at both the national and the international level and propose the applicability o...

  15. Feminismo afrodiaspórico. Una agenda emergente del feminismo negro en Colombia

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    Aurora Vergara Figueroa; Katherine Arboleda Hurtado

    2014-01-01

    Afro-diasporic Feminism. An Emerging A genda of Black Feminism in Colombia Abstract In this paper we reflect on the motivations, agenda and commitments set within the context of the first international seminar “Afro female Conspiracy: Rethinking feminisms from diversity” held between June 24th and 25th, 2011 in Cali, Colombia. In this scenario, it was proposed to understand Afrodiasporic feminism as a process, a research agenda, a strategy of social mobilization, a practice of solidarit...

  16. Gender and power -images of female politicians in Colombia : A critical discourse analysis

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    Särnhult, Victoria

    2014-01-01

    Colombia holds one of the most unequal sex ratios at government level in Latin America. The research therefore attempts to examine how the minority of women who have a seat in government are being reflected and reproduced in the media based on the representation of gender. In this qualitative study, the aim is to investigate, analyze and illustrate how women in high political office in Colombia are portrayed in Colombian newspapers. The study examines how gender affects the discourse of these...

  17. Biosecurity State in Gamecock (Gallus gallus) Breeding Farms in Yacuanquer, Nariño, Colombia

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    Juan Manuel Astaíza Martínez; Carmenza Janneth Benavides Melo; Carlos Alberto Chaves Velásquez; Diego Armando Pascuaza Erazo; Óscar Iván Pascuaza Erazo

    2015-01-01

    The poultry industry in Colombia is sanitarily controlled and regulated; therefore, gamecock breeding farms should be regulated, but to this moment there are no studies about the biosecurity measurements implemented, which is a growing concern due to the sanitary impact this might have on the poultry industry. The goal of this work was to assess the knowledge and application of biosecurity norms in gamecock (Gallus gallus) breeding farms from the Yacuanquer municipality, in Nariño, Colombia, ...

  18. Representation of global and national conservation priorities by Colombia's Protected Area Network.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: How do national-level actions overlap with global priorities for conservation? Answering this question is especially important in countries with high and unique biological diversity like Colombia. Global biodiversity schemes provide conservation guidance at a large scale, while national governments gazette land for protection based on a combination of criteria at regional or local scales. Information on how a protected area network represents global and national conservation priorities is crucial for finding gaps in coverage and for future expansion of the system. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We evaluated the agreement of Colombia's protected area network with global conservation priorities, and the extent to which the network reflects the country's biomes, species richness, and common environmental and physical conditions. We used this information to identify priority biomes for conservation. We find the dominant strategy in Colombia has been a proactive one, allocating the highest proportion of protected land on intact, difficult to access and species rich areas like the Amazon. Threatened and unique areas are disproportionately absent from Colombia's protected lands. We highlight six biomes in Colombia as conservation priorities that should be considered in any future expansion of Colombia's protected area network. Two of these biomes have less than 3% of their area protected and more than 70% of their area transformed for human use. One has less than 3% protected and high numbers of threatened vertebrates. Three biomes fall in both categories. CONCLUSIONS: Expansion of Colombia's Protected Area Network should consider the current representativeness of the network. We indicate six priority biomes that can contribute to improving the representation of threatened species and biomes in Colombia.

  19. Un contexto para el puerto de aguas profundas en Tribugá, Colombia

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

    2007-01-01

    Introducción. - Algo de historia del transporte. - El transporte y el PIB en Colombia. - Los modos de transporte en Colombia: transportes carretero, férreo, fluvial, aéreo, marítimo y oceánico. - El mundo de los contenedores. - El Canal del Suez y el Canal de Panamá: dos atajos. - El Pacífico colombiano: Tribugá y Buenaventura. -Conclusión

  20. Perfil altitudinal de la temperatura media del aire en Colombia

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    Eslava Jesus

    1992-10-01

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    Se establecen ecuaciones que relacionan la temperatura media anual del aire en

    Colombia con la altitud. Por medio de ellas se posibilita estimar los valores de esa temperatura en cualquier lugar, con el requisito de conocer únicamente el dato de su altitud y ubicación regional; también se determinan los gradientes altitudinales que, a su vez, posibilitan conocer cualquier otro dato de temperatura del aire,  conociendo los datos de otro sitio o estación base. Las ecuaciones muestran que los valores a nivel del mar y la variación altitudinal de la temperatura del aire en Colombia no son únicos, sino que cambian según las condiciones físicas de cada región o subregión y se diferencias sustancialmente de los valores propuestos con anterioridad por otros autores.

    Equations that establish relations between annual average temperature and altitude are defined for Colombia. These equations allow to estimate temperature values at any place, just by knowing altitude and regional location data. It is also possible to determine altitudinal gradients, which in turn allows to know the temperature of a given place, from the data for a base. The defined equations show that temperature is not a unique function of altitudinal changes, but it also depends on specific physical conditions for each region or subregion.

  1. Una especie nueva de Geotrigona ( Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini con comentarios sobre el genero en Colombia A New Species of Geotrigona(Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini, with Comments on the Genus in Colombia

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    Sepúlveda Paula A.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la abeja sin aguijón Geotrigona kaba sp. nov. de la cordillera Central de Colombia. También se presentan nuevos registros geográficos y comentarios para las otras dos especies del género que se encuentran en Colombia.We describe the stingless bee Geotrigona kaba sp. nov. from the cordillera Central of Colombia. We also provide new geographical records and comments on the other two species of the genus that occur in Colombia.

  2. UNA ESPECIE NUEVA DE Geotrigona (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE, MELIPONINI, CON COMENTARIOS SOBRE EL GÉNERO EN COLOMBIA A New Species of Geotrigona(Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini, with Comments on the Genus in Colombia

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    VICTOR H GONZALEZ

    Full Text Available Se describe la abeja sin aguijón Geotrigona kaba sp. nov. de la cordillera Central de Colombia. También se presentan nuevos registros geográficos y comentarios para las otras dos especies del género que se encuentran en Colombia.We describe the stingless bee Geotrigona kaba sp. nov. from the cordillera Central of Colombia. We also provide new geographical records and comments on the other two species of the genus that occur in Colombia.

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

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    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

  4. Del internacionalismo al nacionalismo: rumbos del conflicto armado en Colombia

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    Mónica Zuleta P.

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo tiene por propósito sugerir una interpretación del desarrollo del conflicto armado colombiano durante la última década del siglo XX mediante el uso de la concepción de poder de Michel Foucault. Ello con miras a presentar alternativas analíticas frente a la relación entre lo global y lo local donde se consideren algunas de las hipótesis contemporáneas sobre la cuestión del nacionalismo. El ensayo utiliza el término nacionalismo como sustantivo (lo que es en lugar de como adjetivo (lo que debe ser y ordena los conjuntos de acciones que, en torno al proyecto de lo nacional, han sido puestos en práctica por las guerrillas en Colombia.

  5. Colombia en las dos fases de globalización

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    Salomón Kalmanovitz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Los historiadores de la globalización periodizan dos grandes fases: una de 1860 a 1914, seguida de un período de desintegración de los flujos de capital, comercio y trabajadores, y otra de 1950 al presente. Este ensayo examina el comportamiento de la economía colombiana durante las dos globalizaciones. Aunque Colombia entró tardíamente a la primera fase, tuvo un comportamiento excelente, debido quizás a que partió de un punto muy bajo en la escala del desarrollo. Sus índices de comercio internacional y de participación en los flujos de capital se elevaron intensamente hasta 1930. En la segunda, el comportamiento fue relativamente mediocre; se erigieron altas barreras al comercio y a la inversión extranjera, mientras que se reprimió al sistema financiero en favor de agentes con poder político.

  6. Sexualidad, Ciencia y Profesión en Colombia

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    En este documento se presenta el análisis de los resultados del capítulo colombiano de la investigación “Sexualidad, Ciencia y Profesión en América Latina”. Con base en la descripción sobre la constitución el campo sexológico en Colombia, buscamos enfatizar cómo nuevas concepciones y valores sobre la sexualidad ganaron legitimidad en el país. Consideramos que a partir de la sexología se instaura y extiende un debate que es de cierto modo original, pero según un esquema ya familiar en la histo...

  7. Coal in Colombia and Venezuela: Production, transportation and export logistics

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    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.

  8. Los acuerdos con Perú y Colombia

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    Este capítulo analiza las transformaciones recientes de las relaciones entre la Unión Europea (UE) y Colombia y Perú, particularmente en la última década. El enfoque tradicional de la UE hacia estos dos países se ha desarrollado como parte de una política más amplia a la Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN) y la perspectiva de un acuerdo de región a región asociación era una de las prioridades de la relación bilateral durante varios años. Sin embargo, como resultado de las diferencias internas ...

  9. Miocene characid fishes from Colombia: evolutionary stasis and extirpation.

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    Lundberg, J G; Machado-Allison, A; Kay, R F

    1986-10-10

    Fossil fishes from the Miocene La Venta fauna of the Magdalena River Valley, Colombia, are identified as Colossoma macropomum (Characidae), a living species from the Orinoco and Amazon basins. The fossils document a long and conservative history for a species that is highly specialized for feeding on streamside plants. The phylogenetically advanced position of Colossoma in the subfamily Serrasalminae implies that six related genera and other higher characid taxa originated well before 15 million years ago. This discovery also corroborates neontological evidence for a vicariance event that contributed species from Miocene Orinoco-Amazon faunas to the original Magdalena region fauna. The fossils suggest a formerly diverse Magdalena fauna that has suffered local extinction, perhaps associated with late Cenozoic tectonism. This new evidence may help explain the depauperate nature of the modern Magdalena River. PMID:17746480

  10. First Case Report of Turcot Syndrome Type 1 in Colombia

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    Vallejo Dora

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Turcot syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder clinically characterized by the occurrence of primary tumors of the central nervous system and adenomatous colonic polyps during the first or second decades of life, with a spectrum of clinical features such as “café-au-lait” spots, axillary freckling, and hyperpigmented spots. Currently its prevalence globally and in Colombia remains unknown. We present the case of a 20-year-old male with a clinical presentation of both glioblastoma multiforme and multiple adenomatous colonic polyps. The molecular genetics study revealed a mutation in KrasAsp12 gene and altered expression of HMSH2 and HMSH6 proteins encoded by the DNA mismatch repair genes in two of the colonic polyps. Even though this clinical presentation may suggest a shorter survival rate, this patient is still alive after seven months of treatment. A literature review complements this report.

  11. POLÍTICAS ACTIVAS DE EMPLEO PARA CALI-COLOMBIA

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    Carlos Giovanni González Espitia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo discute la implementación de políticas activas de empleo para el mercado laboral en Cali-Colombia. El principal objetivo de una política activa de empleo es la reducción de la tasa de desempleo, la reducción de la participación en la informalidad y el reemplazo de trabajos malos o de baja calidad por trabajos buenos. La acción colectiva de las instituciones regionales públicas, los empresarios regionales y las instituciones académicas es fundamental para alcanzar empleo de alta calidad en la ciudad.

  12. Explaining Patterns of Urban Violence in Medellin, Colombia

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    Caroline Doyle

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    Full Text Available Latin America is one of the world’s most violent regions, with 40 of the 50 most violent cities, but with only 8% of the world’s population, and a staggering 33% of global homicides. At the forefront of these high levels of violence are gangs that are more flexible and persistent than previously thought. This paper provides a discussion on gangs in one Latin American city, Medellin, Colombia, where different non-state groups have contributed to changing patterns of homicide rates. The paper presents preliminary findings to show how, despite the city experiencing a 90% reduction in homicide rates in less than 25 years, violent non-state groups have become embedded as part and product of their environment, acting as coherent, logical and functional players, linked to the structural inequalities and institutional fragility of the larger society.

  13. FRECUENCIA FONEMÁTICA DEL ESPAÑOL DE COLOMBIA

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    Este artículo presenta resultados de una investigación sobre la frecuencia de fonemas del español colombiano, con base en la aplicación del programa Cratilo® a dos corpus, literatura y trova, en esta variedad de habla. Un algoritmo fonético que estableció el uso de fonemas en el corpus y la realización de compensaciones basadas en la frecuencia léxica permitió obtener la frecuencia fonemática del español de Colombia, lo que complementa estrategias de la lingüística del corpus y la lingüística...

  14. Agrocombustibles y soberanía alimentaria en Colombia

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    Álvaro Javier Ávila Díaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The impact of climate variability and climate change makes it necessary to develop comprehensive and coherent policies aimed at the adaptation of the country’s different productive sectors. The article analyzes the benefits and drawbacks of the use of agrofuels in Colombia, within a comprehensive framework that includes environmental, social, and economic impacts. It concludes that the tax benefits the State receives due to agrofuels do not counterbalance the opportunity cost for society with respect to social investment and environmental degradation. Finally, crop diversification is recommended in order to guarantee the country’s food sovereignty and improve the quality of life of the rural population, which shows high indices of poverty and indigence.

  15. Colombia in the seventies of the twentieth Century

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    César Augusto Ayala Diago

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    Full Text Available Inspired by the ideas of Antonio Gramsci about the organization of culture, the article explores Colombia's cultural level in the 1970s. It centers around the publication of cultural, political, and scholarly journals, and demonstrates how around these journals a whole plurality of sociabilities was woven that made daily life interesting and democratic, despite the obstacles imposed by the National Front. The article focuses not just on the circulation of ideas but also of the popular music in the period. It also shows the influence of dynamic worldwide historical processes on the ideas and activities of Colombian intellectuals in that decade. In sum, the article is an attempt to reconstruct the narrow relationship that existed at the time between culture, politics, and ideology.

  16. Evaluation of water and energy budgets over Colombia, South America

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    Baquero-Bernal, Astrid; Hagemann, Stefan; Hoyos-Rincón, Isabel; Sanchez-Rodriguez, Ines

    2010-05-01

    The study presents a dataset intercomparison of reanalyses, data from other authors, and one regional climate model applied over South America with special focus on the hydrological cycle and the surface energy budget. The model simulated the 41 years from 1960 to 2000 by using quasi-observed boundary conditions derived from ECMWF re-analysis (ERA). The intercomparison focuses on one large catchment covering an area of major research interest within Colombia. The variables used are monthly mean surface air temperature, precipitation and river discharge. From the modelling perspective, the potential advantages of such comparative analyses are to provide information about model performance, enhance the understanding of hydrological behavior in a systematic dataset comparison framework, characterize consistencies and differences in datasets, and identify the requirements for catchment-scale hydrological models to reliably simulate future behavior.

  17. Livelihood assessment in district 1 of Medellin – Colombia

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    Mendoza Ciro Alfonso Serna

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The livelihood approach aims at the analysis, understanding and restrictions that the poorest people have to face in order to recover from difficult situations. The Department for International Development model is applied to an urban zone with the purpose of making an assessment of the livelihood of the district ’la Comuna 1’ in Medellin, Colombia, which has been recognised as the poorest and one of the most dangerous districts of the city. The case study presents both a quantitative analysis (macro and qualitative (micro analysis, as a mixed method that allows a more complete analysis and understanding of livelihood, and providing a deeper understanding of the district from the livelihood approach. The results indicate a stable growth of livelihood during the period of analysis.

  18. Cambio Social en Colombia: Antioquia, 1900-1930

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    Sevilla Soler, Rosario

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    Este trabajo muestra cómo la renovación del sector exportador que tuvo lugar en Colombia en la primera parte del siglo XX, no sólo llevó por primera vez una cierta estabilidad económica al país, sino también a una profunda transformación social y política. Y el factor esencial para esa evolución fue el auge cafetero, que no sólo afectó a un área geográfica extensa, sino que por el modo de producción logró implicar en él a una parte importante de la población. Sirvió para crear una clase media...

  19. Reptiles de zonas bajas de Yacopí (Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Moreno Arias Rafael Ángel

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se efectuó un inventario de reptiles que ocurren por debajo de 1.000 m en el municipio de Yacopí, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Se registraron 47 especies (26 Sauria, 19 Serpentes, un Amphisbaenia y un Testudinata, la familia y género más ricos fueron Colubridae y Anolis. La riqueza entre Sauria y  Serpentes fue diferente a la que se encuentra en el país. La fauna se agrupó según su distribución en dos tipos:  Trasandino (al oeste de la cordillera Oriental y Amplio (tanto al este como al oeste de la misma cordillera, los Saurios fueron más numerosos en el primero y las Serpentes en el segundo. Se encontró que la mayoría de reptiles se distribuye entre 0 y 2.000 m.

  20. PROJECT FEASIBILITY OF CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM IN COLOMBIA

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    Jaime Andres Restrepo Giraldo

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of investigation of the likelihood that the Kyoto Protocol provides for the development of projects of the Clean Development Mechanism, CDM forestry, river basin Ot´un, Risaralda department, Colombia. It also analyzes the feasibility of implementation in this area consists of several national parks and protected areas for wildlife, likewise, the investigation establishes what are the potential risk factors (political, economic or technical in the implementation of CDM projects and proposes guidelines for administration. The study concludes and recommends that these projects may well go ahead and be successful if clear policies by the State, if it has the support of environmental NGOs and if, fundamentally, is achieved by the active participation of local communities in the definition and ongoing assessment.

  1. Radon soil increases before volcano-tectonic earthquakes in Colombia

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    Continuous studies of radon concentration changes in soils for the purpose of earthquake monitoring have been carried out in three colombian districts and in the edifices of Galeras and nevado del Ruiz volcanoes since 1995. In zones of active faulting have been measured radon soil emissions between 1000 and 2500 pCi/L. In an intersection of two active geological faults have been measured levels of 25 000 pCi/L. In the present work appears a compilation of examples of the registered anomalous radon emissions in several stations before earthquakes of tectonic character. Examples of registered radon increases before: (1) events of magnitudes between 2 and 4; (2) the occurrence of seismic swarms; and (3) the Quindio (Colombia) earthquake (M w = 6, 2) of January 1999, are described. A model of transport mechanism for the studied isotopes is presented. (orig.)

  2. Impresiones de los Mexicanos sobre la imagen país de Colombia

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    Lina María Echeverri Cañas

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    Full Text Available La imagen país de Colombia ha sido objeto de discusión en los campos de los negocios internacionales y el marketing territorial. Colombia es un país con un posicionamiento tradicional asociado al narcotráfico y al café, situación que ha llevado a los gobiernos de la última década a definir nuevas estrategias que ayuden a mejorar la reputación del país en mercados internacionales. Sin embargo, sus esfuerzos han sido de poco impacto porque la imagen país de Colombia todavía mantiene una asociación histórica negativa resultado del narcotráfico. En este sentido, el presente artículo aborda los resultados de una investigación realizada sobre las impresiones que tienen los mexicanos que han visitado y no han visitado a Colombia. Se eligió a México porque es el segundo emisor de turistas hacia Colombia procedentes de Norteamérica. Por medio de una investigación empírica aplicada a una muestra de 190 mexicanos mayores de 18 años, se encontró que el posicionamiento se mantiene negativo y se asocia al país con drogas, terrorismo, inseguridad y corrupción. Dicha percepción contrasta con un atributo que se destaca en el estudio, y es que se asocia a Colombia con la amabilidad de su población. Los resultados del estudio se obtuvieron finalizando el 2013. Palabras clave: Asociación; Colombia; imagen país; México; percepción; visitantes.Mexicans' impressions of Colombia's country imageAbstractThe country image of Colombia has been discussed in the fields of international business and territorial marketing. Colombia is a country with a positioning associated with drug trafficking and coffee. This situation has led governments in the last decade to define new strategies to help improve Colombia’s reputation in international markets. However, its efforts have been of little impact, because the image of Colombia country still maintains negative due to its historical association. In this sense, this article discusses the results

  3. Geodynamics of the northern Andes: Subductions and intracontinental deformation (Colombia)

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    Taboada, Alfredo; Rivera, Luis A.; Fuenzalida, AndréS.; Cisternas, Armando; Philip, Hervé; Bijwaard, Harmen; Olaya, José; Rivera, Clara

    2000-10-01

    New regional seismological data acquired in Colombia during 1993 to 1996 and tectonic field data from the Eastern Cordillera (EC) permit a reexamination of the complex geodynamics of northwestern South America. The effect of the accretion of the Baudó-Panama oceanic arc, which began 12 Myr ago, is highlighted in connection with mountain building in the EC. The Istmina and Ibagué faults in the south and the Santa Marta-Bucaramanga fault to the northeast limit an E-SE moving continental wedge. Progressive indentation of the wedge is absorbed along reverse faults located in the foothills of the Cordilleras (northward of 5°N) and transpressive deformation in the Santander Massif. Crustal seismicity in Colombia is accurately correlated with active faults showing neotectonic morphological evidences. Intermediate seismicity allows to identify a N-NE trending subduction segment beneath the EC, which plunges toward the E-SE. This subduction is interpreted as a remnant of the paleo-Caribbean plateau (PCP) as suggested by geological and tomographic profiles. The PCP shows a low-angle subduction northward of 5.2°N and is limited southward by a major E-W transpressive shear zone. Normal oceanic subduction of the Nazca plate (NP) ends abruptly at the southern limit of the Baudó Range. Northward, the NP subducts beneath the Chocó block, overlapping the southern part of the PCP. Cenozoic shortening in the EC estimated from a balanced section is ˜120 km. Stress analysis of fault slip data in the EC (northward of 4°N), indicates an ˜E-SE orientation of σ1 in agreement with the PCP subduction direction. Northward, near Bucaramanga, two stress solutions were observed: (1) a late Andean N80°E compression and (2) an early Andean NW-SE compression.

  4. [Proposal to establish an environmental contaminants surveillance system in Colombia].

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    Huertas, Jancy Andrea

    2015-08-01

    Environmental pollution is a growing problem that negatively impacts health with social and economic high costs. In this sense, coordinated surveillance of conditions, risks, exposures and health effects related to pollution is a useful tool to guide decision-making processes. The objective of this essay was to describe a surveillance system for environmental contaminants in Colombia and its design background. Using the technical guidelines proposed by the Pan American Health Organization, a literature review was conducted to identify the key elements to be included in such surveillance system and to establish which of these elements were already present in the Colombian context. Moreover, these findings were compared with successful experiences in Latin America. The surveillance system includes five components: Epidemiological, environmental and biological surveillance, clinical monitoring and recommendations to guide policies or interventions. The key factors for a successful surveillance system are: interdisciplinary and inter-sector work, clear definition of functions, activities, data sources and information flow. The implementation of the system will be efficient if the structures and tools existing in each country are taken into account. The most important stakeholders are inter-sector public health and environmental commissions and government institutions working in research and surveillance issues related to health, sanitation, environment, drugs and food regulation and control. In conclusion, Colombia has the technical resources and a normative framework to design and implement the surveillance system. However, stakeholders´ coordination is essential to ensure the efficacy of the system so it may guide the implementation of cost-effective actions in environmental health. PMID:26535737

  5. Un modelo geodésico para Colombia

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    Sánchez Rodríguez Laura Marlene

    1995-10-01

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    The processed gravimetric information is compiled in the SIMPLE BOUGUER GRAVITY ANOMALY MAP OF COLOMBIA, EASTERN PANAMA AND ADYACENT MARINE AREAS, published in 1989 by The Geological Society of America Inc. Based on Isostatic anomaly values (approximated obtained for difference between the observed Simple Bouguer anomaly values and itself, processed by means of the Bidimensional Fourier Transform, the Physical-Mathematical Stokes model was applied. With this model can be possible to determine the geoid undulations, relating the normal gravity, the anomaly potential and the gravity anomalies; these undulations are based on the WGS-84 ellipsoid.

    La información gravimétrica procesada esta compilada en el Mapa de anomalía Bouguer simple de Colombia, este de Panamá y aéreas marinas adyacentes, publicado por “The Geological Society of America Inc.” en 1989. A partir de los valores de la anomalía isostática (aproximada, resultante de la diferencia entre la anomalía Bouguer simple observada y la misma, procesada por medio de la Transformada de Fourier Bidimensional, se aplicó el modelo físico-matemático de Stokes, con el cual se determinan las ondulaciones geoidales relacionando la gravedad normal, el potencial anómalo y las anomalías de la gravedad; tales ondulaciones se referenciaron al elipsoide WGS-84.

  6. Caña de azúcar en Colombia

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    Ramos Gómez, Oscar Gerardo

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the sugar industry in Colombia, mainly in the Cauca Valley. The analysis is focused on the technical evolution undergone since its inception and the way in which a «sugar culture» evolved. This work also studies the participation of «hacendados» and croppers during the Independence period and the formation of republican oligarchies, their adaptation to the economy modernization processes in the 20th Century, as well as the State intervention and the associative mechanisms the sector used to confront the 1930 crisis. These mechanisms helped to expand the sector. Finally the recent performance of the sugar industry is analyzed, mainly its growth in the seventies and the present efforts at competitiveness, environmental impact and situation in the world trade.

    Este artículo analiza la industria azucarera en Colombia, sobre todo en el Valle del Cauca, su evolución técnica desde sus orígenes y el modo en que se fue configurando una cultura de la caña de azúcar. Además, estudia la participación de los hacendados y cultivadores en la independencia y la formación de las oligarquías republicanas, su adaptación a la modernización de la economía nacional en el siglo XX y la intervención el Estado y los mecanismos asociativos con que hizo frente el sector a la crisis de 1930 y que dieron lugar a una notable expansión del mismo. La parte final del texto explora el desempeño reciente de dicha actividad, su fuerte crecimiento en el decenio de 1970 y sus actuales esfuerzos por mejorar su competitividad, impacto medioambiental y posición en el comercio mundial.

  7. Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview

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    Medina José

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Traditional remedies are an integral part of Colombian culture. Here we present the results of a three-year study of ethnopharmacology and folk-medicine use among the population of the Atlantic Coast of Colombia, specifically in department of Bolívar. We collected information related to different herbal medicinal uses of the local flora in the treatment of the most common human diseases and health disorders in the area, and determined the relative importance of the species surveyed. Methods Data on the use of medicinal plants were collected using structured interviews and through observations and conversations with local communities. A total of 1225 participants were interviewed. Results Approximately 30 uses were reported for plants in traditional medicine. The plant species with the highest fidelity level (Fl were Crescentia cujete L. (flu, Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (flu and cough, Euphorbia tithymaloides L. (inflammation, Gliricidia_sepium_(Jacq. Kunth (pruritic ailments, Heliotropium indicum L. (intestinal parasites Malachra alceifolia Jacq. (inflammation, Matricaria chamomilla L. (colic Mentha sativa L. (nervousness, Momordica charantia L. (intestinal parasites, Origanum vulgare L. (earache, Plantago major L. (inflammation and Terminalia catappa L. (inflammation. The most frequent ailments reported were skin affections, inflammation of the respiratory tract, and gastro-intestinal disorders. The majority of the remedies were prepared from freshly collected plant material from the wild and from a single species only. The preparation of remedies included boiling infusions, extraction of fresh or dry whole plants, leaves, flowers, roots, fruits, and seeds. The parts of the plants most frequently used were the leaves. In this study were identified 39 plant species, which belong to 26 families. There was a high degree of consensus from informants on the medical indications of the different species. Conclusions This study

  8. Climate-based risk models for Fasciola hepatica in Colombia

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    Natalia Valencia-López

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A predictive Fasciola hepatica model, based on the growing degree day-water budget (GDD-WB concept and the known biological requirements of the parasite, was developed within a geographical information system (GIS in Colombia. Climate-based forecast index (CFI values were calculated and represented in a national-scale, climate grid (18 x 18 km using ArcGIS 9.3. A mask overlay was used to exclude unsuitable areas where mean annual temperature exceeded 25 °C, the upper threshold for development and propagation of the F. hepatica life cycle. The model was then validated and further developed by studies limited to one department in northwest Colombia. F. hepatica prevalence data was obtained from a 2008-2010 survey in 10 municipalities of 6,016 dairy cattle at 673 herd study sites, for which global positioning system coordinates were recorded. The CFI map results were compared to F. hepatica environmental risk models for the survey data points that had over 5% prevalence (231 of the 673 sites at the 1 km2 scale using two independent approaches: (i a GIS map query based on satellite data parameters including elevation, enhanced vegetation index and land surface temperature day-night difference; and (ii an ecological niche model (MaxEnt, for which geographic point coordinates of F. hepatica survey farms were used with BioClim data as environmental variables to develop a probability map. The predicted risk pattern of both approaches was similar to that seen in the forecast index grid. The temporal risk, evaluated by the monthly CFIs and a daily GDD-WB forecast software for 2007 and 2008, revealed a major July-August to January transmission period with considerable inter-annual differences.

  9. Molecular epidemiology of human oral Chagas disease outbreaks in Colombia.

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    Juan David Ramírez

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, displays significant genetic variability revealed by six Discrete Typing Units (TcI-TcVI. In this pathology, oral transmission represents an emerging epidemiological scenario where different outbreaks associated to food/beverages consumption have been reported in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela. In Colombia, six human oral outbreaks have been reported corroborating the importance of this transmission route. Molecular epidemiology of oral outbreaks is barely known observing the incrimination of TcI, TcII, TcIV and TcV genotypes. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: High-throughput molecular characterization was conducted performing MLMT (Multilocus Microsatellite Typing and mtMLST (mitochondrial Multilocus Sequence Typing strategies on 50 clones from ten isolates. Results allowed observing the occurrence of TcI, TcIV and mixed infection of distinct TcI genotypes. Thus, a majority of specific mitochondrial haplotypes and allelic multilocus genotypes associated to the sylvatic cycle of transmission were detected in the dataset with the foreseen presence of mitochondrial haplotypes and allelic multilocus genotypes associated to the domestic cycle of transmission. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest the incrimination of sylvatic genotypes in the oral outbreaks occurred in Colombia. We observed patterns of super-infection and/or co-infection with a tailored association with the severe forms of myocarditis in the acute phase of the disease. The transmission dynamics of this infection route based on molecular epidemiology evidence was unraveled and the clinical and biological implications are discussed.

  10. 2014 – 2018 Foresight for MSMEs dedicated to custom software development in Colombia; Prospectiva 2014 – 2018 para mipymes dedicadas al desarrollo de software por encargo en Colombia

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    Maria Isabel Diaz Vega; Manuel Jose Ospina Ospina

    2013-01-01

    his work was carried out in order to build and collectively adopt a Foresight Agenda for custom software development in Colombia for 2014 - 2018 through a process of reflection, consultation, and implementation of foresight tools. In this study, it was necessary to analyze the behavior of the software industry in Colombia, given that it is relatively recent, but “the country has the opportunity to capture a growing share of the market for Information Technology (IT), if committed to a long-te...

  11. Análisis del comercio de gas entre Colombia y Venezuela./ Analysis of natural gas trade between Colombia and Venezuela.

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    Osorio Ruíz, Sebastián; OLAYA MORALES, YRIS

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se analizan las oportunidades de intercambio de gas natural de Colombia con otros mercados regionales. Para dicho análisis, se propone un modelo del mercado de gas natural en Colombia, el cual incluye la oferta, la demanda, y las restricciones de transporte, así como las importaciones y exportaciones. El modelo se basa en la representación del comportamiento de los productores y su efecto en el mercado. Ya en este mercado la oferta es un oligopolio y el modelo es un modelo de ...

  12. Los determinantes de la tasa de cambio nominal en Colombia: 1991-2007 / The determinants of the nominal exchange rate in Colombia: 1991-2007

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    Montoya Ramírez, Jaime Horacio

    2010-01-01

    La presente investigación estudia el problema de la determinación del tipo de cambio nominal en Colombia; para tal efecto, primero se construye un modelo teórico del tipo de cambio basado en las ofertas y demandas de divisas siguiendo la metodología keynesiana de la demanda de dinero; así, tanto la demanda como la oferta de divisas se descomponen en fundamentales transaccionales y especulativos; en los fundamentales transaccionales se encuentran el PIB de Colombia, el PIB de Estados Unidos, e...

  13. Current status of the Colombia power plants emissions; Estado de las emisiones en las centrales termoelectricas de Colombia

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    Quijano Hurtado, Ricardo [Ministerio de Minas y Energia, (Colombia)

    1996-12-31

    The characteristics of the Colombian thermal electric resource and the environmental characteristics of the region such as: the climate where the power plants are located; the Geology and the type of soils; the technology employed for the atmospheric emissions control; the water consumption in the region; the systems for ash extraction an social-economical aspects are described [Espanol] Se describen las caracteristicas del parque termico de Colombia y las caracteristicas ambientales de la region como son: el clima donde estan localizadas las plantas; la geologia y los tipos de suelos; la tecnologia utilizada en el control de las emisiones atmosfericas; el consumo de agua en la region; los sistemas de extraccion de cenizas y aspectos socioeconomicos

  14. Un referente histórico de la seguridad social en Colombia A historical referent of social security in Colombia

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    Alejandro Bernal Rodríguez

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available La prestación de los servicios de salud en colombia ha evolucionado a través del tiempo pasando de un sistema higienista sectorial y autoritario a uno de seguridad social amplio, generalizado, estatal y participativo. Las realidades que se vivieron en épocas remotas de la historia del país así como las normas que permitieron los primeros avances en la creación del actual sistema sirven de marco introductorio a los cambios que en el siglo XX vivió la república en esta materia. Se mencionan y describen en forma cronológica la legislación y características principales que actualmente rigen la prestación de los servicios de salud en el país. Por último, el artículo presenta las recientes modificaciones a las leyes vigentes e invita a la reflexión acerca de la necesidad por parte de los funcionarios de la salud de mayores conocimientos en otros campos del saber que influyen en la prestación de dichos servicios. Health attention in Colombia has evolved from a hygienist, sectarian and authoritative system to a general, governmental, wide and participating social security system. Realities lived in the history of the country as well as the first rules in the present system creation are exposed as an introductory reference for the description of changes related to this subject during the past century in this republic. The main laws concerning Colombian health services are described in a chronological order. The article also presents the new laws‘modifications and invites to a reflection by health officers about the need for greater knowledge in other subjects that influence health attention

  15. Taxation and lack of legitimacy in Colombia Tributación y falta de legitimidad en Colombia

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    López Héctor F.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to establish the links between tax administration and lack of legitimacy in the context of the socio-cultural evolution of Colombia. It tries to demonstrate that the great ethical confusions of the nation transmigrate to the inside of the tax administration and determine its evolution. The practices of tax evasion and elusion, administrative corruption, and contraband constitute the major obstacles to tributary modernization. The policy strategies which would tend to eradicate these evils don't find an effective voice in the
    dominion of social integration; thus, the synthesis tends to come by way of fraud and not through the internalization of the law.El presente trabajo intenta establecer los nexos entre administración tributaria y falta de legitimidad en el contexto de la evolución socio-cultural de Colombia. Se intenta mostrar que los grandes desarreglos éticos de la nación transmigran al interior de la administración tributaria y determinan su evolución. Las prácticas de evasión y elusión de impuestos, corrupción administrativa y contrabando constituyen las principales trabas de la modernización tributaria. Las estrategias de política tendientes a erradicar estos males no encuentran interlocutor efectivo en el domino de integración social; así, la sintesis tiende a darse por vía del fraude y no por la interiorización de la ley.

  16. A new form of land concentration in Colombia Una nueva forma de concentración de la tierra en Colombia:la ley 1448 de 2011

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    Juan Pablo Henao Guzmán

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to show how the Law 1448 of 2011, which explains reparation and restitution of victims, and the National Development Plan (NDP 2011-2014 generate land concentration in Colombia. This is due to how the NDP objectives disintegrate the Law 1448 objectives; this phenomenon could be explained using an agency model and the subsequent moral risk issue formed between the State and the victims. Regarding these results, a game-theory model was built, and this effectively concludes that the Law 1448 and the NDP generate land concentration in ColombiaEn este artículo se pretende mostrar, mediante un análisis económico, cómo la Ley 1448 de 2011 (o Ley de Víctimas y Restitución de Tierras, junto al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (PND 2011-2014, generan concentración de la tierra en Colombia. Esto se debe a que los objetivos del PND terminan disgregando los que busca la Ley 1448, lo cual se explica con el uso de un modelo de agencia y el subsecuente problema de riesgo moral para el Estado y las víctimas del conflicto. A partir de los resultados anteriores se construye un modelo de teoría de juegos, del que se concluye que, efectivamente, la Ley 1448 y el PND generan concentración de la tierra en Colombia.

  17. Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae

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    Nates Parra María Guiomar

    1990-06-01

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    En este trabajo se presentan c1aves ilustradas para 11 géneros y 10 subgéneros de Meliponinae existentes en Colombia.

    IIustrated keys for 11 genera and 10 subgenera of Meliponinae of Colombia are presented.

  18. Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Abejas de Colombia. III. Clave para géneros y subgéneros de Meliponinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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    Nates Parra María Guiomar

    1990-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan c1aves ilustradas para 11 géneros y 10 subgéneros de Meliponinae existentes en Colombia.

    IIustrated keys for 11 genera and 10 subgenera of Meliponinae of Colombia are presented.

  19. Una nueva especie de schwartzia (complejo norantea, marcgraviaceae) de la región andina de colombia

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    GIRALDO-CAÑAS DIEGO

    2012-01-01

    Como resultado del estudio integral del Complejo Norantea se describe e ilustrauna nueva especie de Schwartzia. Se discuten sus afinidades morfológicas y sepresenta la clave para reconocer las siete especies del género presentes enColombia. Cuatro especies son endémicas de Colombia.

  20. François Correa Rubio (editor y coautor Infancia y trabajo infantil indígena en Colombia

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    Carlos Miñana Blasco

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available François Correa Rubio (editor y coautor  Infancia y trabajo infantil indígena en ColombiaBogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Organización Internacional de Trabajo (oit, 2010. 401 páginas