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  1. LOS GRUPOS DE SOCIALIZACION COMO FACTOR PROTECTOR CONTRA LA DEPRESION EN PERSONAS ANCIANAS. BARANQUILLA, COLOMBIA

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    Rafael Tuesca-Molina

    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

  2. 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

  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. Caracterización de la convivencia en familias con adolescentes y personas ancianas

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    Dania Ondina Feria-González

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abordó regularidades de las familias multigeneracionales en la convivencia con personas ancianas y longevas que influyen en la orientación que se les brinda a los adolescentes para vivir en compañía de otros con un sentido de empatía en las relaciones humanas. Presentó los contenidos orientacionales y las situaciones de aprendizaje que se introducen en los talleres de reflexión que permiten definir los rasgos que caracterizan la convivencia multigeneracional. Planteó la necesidad de que la orientación para la convivencia con personas ancianas y longevas se considere un contenido formativo de esencialidad en la secundaria básica por su incidencia en la formación ciudadana de los adolescentes.

  5. Memoria, funciones ejecutivas y deterioro cognitivo en población anciana

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    Yolanda Clemente

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Las funciones cognitivas hacen referencia a las funciones intelectivas o funciones mentales superiores. Suelen ser estos procesos los que primero sufren deterioro cognitivo asociado a la edad. El objetivo del presente estudio fue: analizar el estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas en población anciana con y sin deterioro cognitivo; y comparar el estado cognitivo entre ancianos de un centro de personas mayores y ancianos en sus hogares. Se administró un test de screening para comprobar el nivel de deterioro cognitivo (Mini Examen Cognoscitivo MEC-35, para posteriormente, aplicar el Test de Alteración de Memoria (T@M y el Test de las Anillas. Los participantes fueron 24 sujetos, de los cuales 12 pertenecían a un centro de personas mayores y 12 residían en sus hogares. La edad media de los participantes fue de 78 años. El estudio permitió determinar la relación significativa entre el nivel de deterioro cognitivo y el estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas. El sexo fue indiferente en la variable memoria, pero no en funciones ejecutivas. Finalmente, el hecho de que la persona resida en una institución no mostró diferencias significativas frente a aquellos que residen en sus hogares en cuanto al estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas.

  6. Plan Colombia

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    Noam Chomsky

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Colombia recibe más ayuda militar de Estados Unidos que el resto de América Latina y el Caribe unidos, y esta situación puede profundizarse con la ejecución del Plan Colombia, fundamentado en la lucha antidrogas. Sin embargo, el pais ha sido calificado con el récord en violación de derechos humanos. En este contexto se aplica la reforma económica más significativa en la década de los noventa, generando condicionantes en los procesos de integración con sus vecinos. En concordancia con el secretario de Defensa, Henry Stimson, desde los años 60 Estados Unidos estaba autorizado para controlar su propio sistema regional, mientras todos los demás intenlos serian desmantelados. La presentación ambigua de esta política del gobierno estadounidense en Colombia es cómo disociar esta guerra contra la droga y la lucha irregular contrainsurgente En Estados Unidos hay otra opinión que debe conocerse para comprender las divergencias en e! interior de dicho país. Este artículo del prestigioso profesor universitario del MU, Noam Chomsky, es un referente obligado en términos de opinión pública y académica de dimensión internacional, por el inmenso respeto que infunde tanto en América como en Europa

  7. ¿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.

  8. Dosquebradas, Colombia

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    Edgar Diego Erazo Caicedo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Una investigación fenomenológica, adelantada desde la perspectiva latinoamericana de los Estudios Culturales en Pereira y Dosquebradas, en el Departamento de Risaralda, Colombia, tendiente a comprender la relación entre mediaciones tecnológicas y procesos de subjetivación juvenil, permitió identificar que estos procesos adoptan hoy una forma que hemos denominado «subjetivaciones tecnojuveniles», categoría ésta que refiere la interdependencia existente entre ambos fenómenos, es decir, la necesidad que experimentan los jóvenes de interactuar cotidianamente con las tecnologías, pero, así mismo, la necesidad que experimentan los mediadores que están detrás del fenómeno respecto al aporte de los jóvenes para la transformación permanente de tales discursos y prácticas no discursivas (de poder. Estos procesos de subjetivación se están transformando a un ritmo vertiginoso y están produciendo formas emergentes de dialogicidad y de estilos de vida juvenil, caracterizados, entre otros rasgos, por una sensación de poder sobre el propio trayecto vital, expresado, entre otras manifestaciones, por expectativas favorables sobre sí mismos, su presente y su futuro

  9. (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.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. Colombia : Accounting and Auditing

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    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...

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Child health in Colombia.

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    Nieto, G Arias; Mutis, F Suescun; Mercer, R; Bonati, M; Choonara, I

    2009-11-01

    Colombia is a country with major problems, mainly a high degree of inequality and an unacceptably high level of violence (both armed military conflict and crime related). There are unacceptably high variations in health and health provision. Despite these difficulties, there are important steps being taken by both the government and independent organisations to try and improve child health and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in relation to poverty, hunger and health issues. The participation of different sectors and stakeholders (including government, non-governmental organisations and other organisations of civil society) is essential to overcome Colombian history and to promote a better place for children. PMID:19586926

  5. Astronomy in Colombia

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    Cepeda-Peña, W. E.

    2006-08-01

    Astronomy in Colombia has been done since the beginning of the nineteen century when in 1803 was built one of the oldest or maybe the older astronomical Observatory of America. This is a very beautiful, historical and ancient building. A small dome with a small telescope is also inside the university campus . The Observatory leads since then the development of astronomy in Colombia as a professional science. At the present time a Master Program and a Specialization Program are successfully carried out with a good number of smart young students. The Observatory has a staff of eleven professors all with a master degree in sciences; two of them are PhD and in a couple of years five staff members will be PhD in Physics. With some international collaboration they will shoulder in few years a doctoral astronomical program. There are several research lines mainly in the fields of Astrometry, Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrostatistic and Astrobiology. Three research groups have got recognition from the governmental institution that supports the research in sciences COLCIENCIAS. Several papers have been published in national and international journals. Besides the professional line in astronomy, the Observatory sponsors several non professional Colombian astronomical groups that work enthusiastically in the field of astronomy.

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Colombia: justicia y conflicto

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los desgarradores hechos ocurridos en los últimos tiempos en Colombia, justifican, en gran medida, la esperanza en la negociación política del conflicto, como la única vía a ensayar; porque se parte de una verdad incontrovertible: la confrontación armada ha demostrado, hasta la saciedad, que no es el paliativo que necesita la sociedad para encontrar salida a los problemas de marginalidad social, ni mucho menos el escenario dentro del cual han de resolverse las controversias ciudadanas. En un contexto enrarecido al máximo por el forcejeo entre quienes añoran una salida básicamente militar al conflicto y aquellos que, desde el otro lado del espectro social y político, pugnan por imponer una salida política negociada, han surgido importantes acontecimientos que hacen pensar en la posibilidad real de las negociaciones entre la insurgencia y el Estado colombiano.

  14. Security of supply in Colombia

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    Lobo-Guerrero, L.

    2002-03-01

    The paper analyses the impact of the armed conflict in Colombia on the country's coal industry. It gives a socio-political assessment of the coal industry in respect of personnel, facilities, environment, productivity, and corporate investment. It also gives the risk guidelines for safe operations. An intelligent preventive security strategy will save companies operating in Colombia's considerable amounts of money in the long-run, especially because running a coal project is a long-term activity. Colombia has high quality coal, good investment conditions and adequate infrastructure. Therefore, the armed conflict need not deter investment in the Colombian coal industry. 1 fig., 1 tab., 3 photos.

  15. 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.

  16. Sismos y volcanes en Colombia

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    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

  17. de Manizales, Colombia

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    Hernán Humberto Vargas López

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se deriva de una investigación realizada con 29 jóvenes escolarizados de la ciudad de Manizales, Colombia, en la cual se indagó por los sentidos y significados de la ciudadanía. Para la recolección de información se utilizó el taller pedagógico, en tanto permitió combinar diversas técnicas e instrumentos tales como la entrevista semiestructurada, la entrevista a profundidad y la discusión. El estudio concluye que las y los jóvenes significan y comprenden la ciudadanía desde cuatro referentes: el lugar del sujeto en la sociedad y la cultura, el sentido del derecho y la ley en la organización y la convivencia, las percepciones del actuar moral y político de los líderes y de los políticos, y las percepciones y consumos de ciudad que hacen los ciudadanos. Se concluye que las y los jóvenes sitúan la ciudadanía desde un referente de la acción, manifestado fundamentalmente en la participación, el enjuiciamiento político y la posibilidad de ser representados por otros. Igualmente, se plantea que las y los jóvenes orientan la ciudadanía desde los principios y marcos de significación cultural de ciudad, expresados en los vínculos y compromisos que adquieren los ciudadanos con su ciudad y viceversa. Finalmente, se afirma que se trata de una ciudadanía significada en el respeto, la libertad, la justicia social y el reconocimiento del potencial humano universal

  18. 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.

  19. Colombia es una cosa penetrable

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    Gilberto Loaiza Cano

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Colombia es una cosa impenetrable. Raíces de la intolerancia y otros ensayos sobre historia política y vida intelectual. Juan Guillermo Gómez García. Bogotá, Diente de León, 2006, 454 pág.

  20. 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

  1. A vulnerabilidade da mulher idosa em relação à AIDS La vulnerabilidad de mujeres ancianas en relación a la SIDA Aged woman's vulnerability related to AIDS

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    Carla Marins Silva

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de revisão sistemática da literatura que abrange o período de 1994 a 2009, cujo objetivo foi discutir a vulnerabilidade da mulher idosa em relação às Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis e Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida (Aids. Foi realizada a busca nas bases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS e Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE, usando-se como descritores vulnerabilidade, mulher e Aids. Foram analisados 18 textos incluindo artigos em periódicos, teses e dissertações. Concluiu-se que mulheres idosas e vulnerabilidade à Aids estão diretamente relacionadas, através de características de gênero que perpassam pela submissão, construídas histórica e socialmente. É fundamental o desenvolvimento de estudos que gerem publicações acessíveis às mulheres, de modo a possibilitar que estas possam ver a si mesmas como sujeitos em risco de contrair Aids pelo simples fato de serem mulheres.Este es una revisión sistemática de literatura que incluyó el período de 1994-2009, cuyo objetivo fue discutir la vulnerabilidad de la mujer anciana con respecto a Síndrome de la Imunodeficiencia Adquirida (Sida. La búsqueda poor los textos científicos fue cumplida en las bases Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS e Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE, usando los descriptores vulnerabilidad, mujer y Sida. Se analisaran 18 textos incluyendo artículos en periódicos científicos, tesis y disertaciones. Concluyese que mujeres ancianas y vulnerabilidad a la Sida están directamente relacionadas por características de género incluyendose la sumisión y que se construyeron histórica y socialmente. Consideramos como fundamental el desarrollo de estudios que

  2. 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

  3. Forced displacement in Colombia: Magnitude and causes

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    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...

  4. 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

  5. COLOMBIA 2009, PROGRESO E INCERTIDUMBRE Colombia 2009, Progress and Uncertainty

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    ANGELIKA RETTBERG

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta datos generales, políticos y económicos sobre Colombia desde 2009, así como una breve descripción de eventos coyunturales que marcaron el debate público. Sugiere que la incertidumbre acerca de una segunda reelección del Presidente Uribe generó malestar en torno a la designación de funcionarios públicos clave, las investigaciones en torno a seguimientos indebidos a líderes políticos y sociales desde la agencia estatal de inteligencia y la adjudicación de subsidios agrícolas. El artículo propone que estos malestares permearon las relaciones del país con sus vecinos.This article presents general political and economic information about Colombia since 2009. In addition, it briefly describes several events that stirred public debate. The article suggests that uncertainty regarding a second reelection of president Uribe contributed to some of the uneasiness surrounding the nomination of key public servants, investigations about undue monitoring of political and social leaders by the national intelligence agency, and distribution of agricultural subsidies. The article suggests that this uncertainty affected Colombia's relations with its neighbors.

  6. 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.

  7. [Violence and health in Colombia].

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    Franco Agudelo, S

    1997-02-01

    In Colombia, violence seems uncontrollable. Along with massacres and group killings of astonishing cruelty, there are also kidnappings and disappearances, abuse of children and the elderly, and rape of young adolescents. Every day, without respite, Columbians are witnesses or victims of street crimes as well as racial, sexual, and socioeconomic discrimination. Unwillingly, they become agents of aggression in public transport, at home, at school, and at work. Colombia has the highest rates of mortality from homicide in the world. Apart from the enormous institutional burden that violence imposes on the health services and forensic medicine, it now constitutes the principal public health problem in the country. To confront it, the health sector must develop policies and finance actions, develop innovative ways to train personnel, implement public education processes, and devote more effort and greater creativity to research, which up to now has provided some, but not enough, important answers. Violence, which is the substitution of force for any type of dialogue, must be considered within the context of life and health. This it not merely an attempt to rationalize violence, much less to substitute words or reflection for action, but rather an attempt to understand it in depth in order to search for alternatives. With that goal, this article analyzes the subject of violence in Colombia, principally from the perspective of its effect on the health of the citizens and its implications for the health sector. The author fully recognizes the subjectivity and limitations of the views he expresses herein.

  8. 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…

  9. LA INGENIERÍA EN COLOMBIA

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    GABRIEL POVEDA RAMOS

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reproduce este texto como la única fuente confiable de consulta hallada, acerca de la historia de la ingeniería en Colombia. Originalmente fue publicado en “Historia Social de las Ciencias en Colombia", como resultado de una investigación de más de 10 años

  10. 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.

  11. Banca y Region en Colombia

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    Juan Santiago Correa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el desarrollo del sistema monetario y bancario de Colombia entre 1850 y 1880. El debate político y la lucha de poder entre las élites regionales, y entre los grupos políticos en el ámbito nacional, configuraron el modelo económico de la época. Más allá de su viabilidad técnica, las decisiones económicas estuvieron asociadas a la visión de nación que cada grupo de poder quería imponer a los demás.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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

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    Néstor Javier Mancera Rodríguez

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    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

  16. 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...

  17. Conflict fields of journalistic praxis in Colombia

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    Rousbeh Legatis

    2010-01-01

    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 wag...

  18. Demobilized Women Combatants: Lessons from Colombia

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    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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. Las marcas propias en Colombia

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    Carlos Felipe Payán Rodríguez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la situación actual de las marcas propias en Colombia, teniendo en cuenta su creciente auge al interior de las grandes superficies. Mediante este tipo de marcas el mismo distribuidor vende productos y servicios con su nombre o recurriendo a una marca de su propiedad, compitiendo con las marcas ya posicionadas en el mercado de los fabricantes. El texto se articula, primero, en una contextualización con base en doctrina comparada respecto de las marcas propias. Luego, se aplican las reglas de dichos conceptos doctrinales a la situación actual colombiana. Por último, se plantean dos problemas jurídicos respecto de las marcas propias, uno, analizado desde la propiedad industrial, y el otro, desde las reglas del Estatuto del Consumidor.

  1. El comportamiento criminal en Colombia

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    Jaime Samudio

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los principales factores que influyen en el comportamiento criminal, que son de cuatro clases: precriminógenos (factores sociohistóricos y biológicos, criminógenos 1 (pautas de crianza, criminógenos 2 (en la pubertad y adolescencia y citcunstanciales (condiciones que aumentan la probabilidad de la conducta criminal facilitándola. Se describen varios casos, incluyendo los "gamines" de Colombia, la llamada "cultura de la violencia", la migración, y otros. Se analiza el papel de los factores biológicos en el crimen. Se les concede gran importancia a las pautas de crianza, que en el caso de los criminales incluyen técnicas inapropiadas de educación, disciplina inconsistente, castigo, poca atención y poco interés por los hijos, comportamiento violento en el hogar, alcoholismo y/o abuso de drogas por parte al menos de uno de los padres. Se obtiene así un cuadro coherente de los orígenes del comportamiento criminal, aunque se enfatiza la necesidad de realizar más investigaciones sobre estos importantes temas.

  2. en Colombia, 2002-2012

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    Camilo Tamayo

    2014-01-01

    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.

  3. 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

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

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    María Sol Barón Pino

    2011-12-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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    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

  7. Colombia frente al manejo del Presupuesto Nacional

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    Germán Enrique Reyes Forero

    2009-07-01

    Colombia pasa de 38 puntos en el 2007 a 46 puntos en el 2009, mejoría que no se corresponde con los múltiples escándalos de corrupción; ésta mejoría responde al manejo de tecnicismos como se intentará aclarar en el presente articulo.

  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. 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.

  10. Lifelong Learning in Colombia and Denmark

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    Olesen, Henning Salling

    2004-01-01

    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...

  11. Colombia Exports Its "New School" Blueprint.

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    Lopez, Asbel

    1999-01-01

    To compensate for disadvantages of traditional rural schools, Colombia's Escuela Nueva (New School) movement offers solutions such as self-instruction guides geared to aspects of daily life and flexible school schedules. Teacher training that encourages student and community involvement is a key element. Escuela Nueva successes have led to its…

  12. 78 FR 47046 - Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental...

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    ... Suggestions for Environmental Cooperation Pursuant to the United States-Colombia Environmental Cooperation... the first United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Work Program. SUMMARY: The Department... Program for implementing the United States--Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which...

  13. 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

  14. CSM: Profamilia's approach in Colombia.

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    1982-03-01

    Colombia's PROFAMILIA has successfully operated a contraceptive social marketing (CSM) program since 1973. Beginning with 1 salesperson distributing primarily to Cajas de Subsideio, the CSM program is now distributed through 70-80% of the 6000 registered pharmacies in the country, as well as pharmacy counters of several supermakets in urban areas. During 1981, PROFAMILIA's 5 salespersons accountd for commerical sales of oral contraceptives (OCs) to 225,000 couples and sales of barrier methods to another 75,000. Program sales of contraceptives and other products generated approximately US $1.7 million in revenue for the same year. PROFAMILIA's marketing approach is unique in its product and promotinal characteristics. Supplies are obtained directly from local and foreign manufacturers and are resold without any repackaging. While it is generally believed that CSM programs expand the market for contraceptives, data analysis and analysis of PROFAMILIA's distribution system suggests that the PROFAMILIA CSM program has simply absorbed some of the previously existing commerical market. Total commerical market sales of oral contraceptives (OCs) have grown at an annual rate of 3-4% since 1975. During the same period, direct sales of Schering, Wyeth, and other competitors have declined. PROFAMILIA's community-based program operates mainly among urban and semi-rural lower income populations. It sells products through established retail outlets rather than through institutional or non-retail outlets. PROFAMILIA's community-based program in all respects but its use of a staff of 112 salaried "instructoras" is as much a marketing program as PROFAMILIA's sales through pharmacies. Taken together, the 2 program expanded the commerical makert by about 1/2 since 1975. The contraceptive social marketing or pharmacy sales program appears to excel at generation of revenue and delivery of products to higher income clients. The community-based program excels at delivery of information

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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    Buriticá, Pablo

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    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.

  19. 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

  20. Fiesta y golpe de estado en Colombia

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    César Augusto Ayala Diago

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El proceso histórico que terminó con el establecimiento en Colombia de la República Liberal (1930 1946, llevó a que los conservadores, que habían gobernado la sociedad colombiana durante 45 años, se sintieran violentados física y espiritualmente. Para las regiones del país de mayorías conservadoras, fue la llegada de los liberales al poder, el episodio que dio inicio a la violencia en Colombia. En los tiempos de la Revolución en Marcha (1934-1938, las élites conservadoras, gracias a su beligerante oposición, consiguieron enfriar los ímpetus liberales de secularizar el país. Las reformas en la educación, en las relaciones entre la Iglesia y el Estado, al igual que la reforma agraria se echaron atrás.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Citizen perception about the education in Colombia

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    Elias Said-Hung; Mónica Borjas; Jorge Valencia Cobos; Jorge Enrique Palacio-Sañudo; Carlos Guzmán

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    This article presents the results of the Project “Analysis of the determinants of the citizens’ perception about education in Colombia” developed by Universidad del Norte from the National Survey of Citizens’ Perception developed by Educación Compromiso de Todos in 2010. The objective of this study is to analyze the main determinants influencing the citizens’ perception concerning education in Colombia. This work starts with an inferential analysis where a better valuation of education in Col...

  7. Determinants of Internet access in Colombia

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    Botello Peñaloza, Héctor Alberto

    2016-01-01

    Objective: to identify the determinants of Internet access in Colombian homes during 2013.Methodology: Socioeconomic characteristics were incorporated within a discrete choice model in order to estimate the probability of Internet access in Colombian households. It was based on microdata from the quality of life survey conducted by DANE (The National Administrative Department of Statistics).Results: a marked increase in the use of Internet in Colombia was found: in 2007, 17% of Colombians had...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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...

  13. Firm exit and armed conflict in Colombia

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    Camacho, Andriana; Rodriguez, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    This paper uses two unique panel data sets to study the causal effect that armed conflict has over entrepreneurial activity in Colombia. Using a fixed effect estimation methodology at the plant level and controlling for the possible endogeneity of armed conflict through the use of instrumental variables, we find that a one standard deviation in the number of guerrilla and paramilitary attacks in a municipality increases the probability of firm exit in 8.1 percentage points. This effect is str...

  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. Mineral resources of Colombia (other than petroleum)

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    Singewald, Quentin Dreyer

    1950-01-01

    The following report summarizes data acquired during 1942-45, in Colombia, by geologists and engineers of the Foreign Economic Administration, with whom the United States Geological Survey cooperated. Twenty-nine mineral commodities are considered, but the data for five of them are scant because they were of no interest to FEA personnel. Petroleum is not considered. Preliminary to a review of individual mineral commodities, resumes are given of the general geography and geology of Colombia and of the country's mining laws. The principal mineral commodities, besides petroleum, produced in Colombia are (1) emeralds, gold, platinum, and silver, mainly for export, and (2) barite, cement, clay, coal, gypsum, salt, sand and gravel, silica, and stone, mainly for the domestic market. A large number of other mineral commodities are known in "raw" prospects, some of which may eventually become productive. Their distribution and apparent potentialities, as of 1945, are given. Factors unfavorable to mining are the ruggedness of the terrain, the scarcity of outcrops, and the very high transportation costs.

  16. 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”.

  17. El Terraconcreto en Colombia: Apuntes para su historia

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    Hernando Vargas Caicedo

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper considers the first recorded uses of soil-cement in rural house building in Colombia in 1942 after its promotion by Hernando Vargas Rubiano as architect with ICT (Instituto de Crédito Territorial. It studies the following developments in Colombia leading to the birth of the CINVA-RAM during the next decade.

  18. 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...

  19. Year of displaced people’s rights in Colombia

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    Marco Alberto Romero

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Effects of distinct physical activity and meditation programs on quality of life and depression levels in active elderly women Efectos de distintos tipos de actividad física y programas de meditación sobre la calidad de vida y los niveles de depresión en mujeres ancianas activas

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    Sedentary aging can evolve to depression which interferes both qualitatively and quantitatively on elderly’s quality of life. The present study compared quality of life and depression levels between sedentary and active elderly women. For this, a correlational ex post facto study was employed, the sample was divided in four groups: dance group (DG, n=23; age=70.79±6.36 years-old; weight training group; meditation group and control group. The protocols used in evaluations were World Health Organization Quality of Life Group-old questionnaire (quality of life and Beck Depression Inventory (depression. In multiple comparisons the results found were satisfying (p<0.05 in dom2, dom3, QVG, dom1 and dom4 variables. Depression also revealed satisfying results: DGxCG (IC=-48.00,-8.86, WGxCG (IC=-53.55,-7.95 and MGxCG (IC=-61.71,-16.11. These results indicate that exercise programs have provoked satisfying results, contributing to better quality of life and depression levels when compared to those presented by the sedentary elderly women.
    Key Words:quality of life; depression; weight training; meditation and dance.

    Envejecer de manera sedentaria puede evolucionar hacia una depresión afectándose la calidad de vida de las personas mayores. El presente estudio comparó la calidad de vida y los niveles de depresión entre ancianas sedentarias y activas. Para esto, un estudio ex post facto fue aplicado, la muestra fue dividida en cuatro grupos: grupo de danza o aerobic; grupo de entrenamiento de musculación o con resistencias; grupo de meditación  y grupo control. Los protocolos empleados en las evaluaciones fueron el cuestionario de calidad de vida “World Health Organization Quality of Life Group-old” y el de determinación de depresión denominado “Beck Depression Inventory”. En comparaciones múltiples los resultados fueron satisfactorios (p<0.05 en

  4. 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...

  5. Calidad de los combustibles en Colombia

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    Jorge Humberto Arango

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Para conocer el estado actual de los combustibles usados en Colombia y para conocer las necesidades en el marco de los biocombustibles, el Ingeniero Jorge Humberto Arango, gerente de refinados de Ecopetrol, presenta un resumen de la calidad de la gasolina, diesel, biodiesel, y el gas natural, tomando en cuenta aspectos tales como el contenido de azufre, la presencia de aromáticos y la emisión de material particulado. En resumen, se muestra el interesante e importante trabajo de Ecopetrol desde los años 90, relacionado con el cumplimento de los estándares nacionales e internacionales. Por ejemplo, para el caso de diesel, Colombia muestra uno de los contenidos más bajos en azufre con respecto a Latinoamérica, llegando a niveles de 500 ppm para la ciudad de Bogotá. Para el caso de aromáticos en gasolina, Colombia presenta una de las mejores en el mundo en términos de aromáticos, con contenidos de gasolina regular en 20% y en gasolina Premium en 22 %. Por otro lado, la emisión de compuestos azufrados y material particulado no se está reduciendo en la misma proporción que la calidad de los combustibles colombianos, que están siendo mejorados especialmente en parque automotor de trasporte pesado antiguo (mayor de 25 años. / In order to acquire a brief understanding of the state o the fuels in Colombia and then frame the necessities for biofuels, the engineer Jorge Humberto Arango, fuels refining manager at Ecopetrol, displayed a summary regarding the work carried out by Ecopetrol during the last decade to improve the quality of gas, diesel, biodiesel, and natural gas by analyzing aspects such as sulfur and aromatics presence, and particle matter emissions when fueling motors. For example, sulfur concentration for Diesel reaches one of the lowest reported in Latinamerica (500 ppm moreover, the aromatics content in Colombian gasoline projects it as one of the best in world (regular gasoline, 20 % and Premium 22 %. On the other hand, even

  6. Condiciones laborales en enfermeras de Cartagena, Colombia

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    ZULEIMA COGOLLO MILANÉS; EDNA GÓMEZ BUSTAMANTE

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    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...

  7. 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.

  8. Energy scenarios for Colombia: process and content

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    Smith, Ricardo A. [National Univ. of Colombia, Escuela de Geosciencias y Medio Ambiente, Medellin (Colombia); Vesga, Daniel R.A. [Unidad de Planeacion Minero Energetica, Bogota (Colombia); Cadena, Angela I. [Los Andes Univ., School of Engineering, Bogota (Colombia); Boman, Ulf [Kairos Future AB, Stockholm (Sweden); Larsen, Erik [Cass Business School, London (United Kingdom); Dyner, Isaac [Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Energy Inst., Medellin (Colombia)

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    This paper presents the approach undertaken, and the four energy scenarios that have been developed, to support long term energy policy in Colombia. The scenarios were constructed with emphasis on maximum interaction between stakeholders in the Colombian energy sector. The process directly involved over 120 people. The scenarios were developed as strategic support tools for the Energy and Mining Planning Unit (UPME), which is the Colombian institution in charge of developing the country's energy strategies and National Energy Policy. The methodology employed is presented, followed by a detailed description of each of the four scenarios. (Author)

  9. Evaluation of institutional cancer registries in Colombia.

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    Cuervo, L G; Roca, S; Rodríguez, M N; Stein, J; Izquierdo, J; Trujillo, A; Mora, M

    1999-09-01

    The four primary objectives of this descriptive study were to: 1) design a quality-measurement instrument for institutional cancer registries (ICRs), 2) evaluate the existing ICRs in Colombia with the designed instrument, 3) categorize the different registries according to their quality and prioritize efforts that will efficiently promote better registries with the limited resources available, and 4) determine the institution with the greatest likelihood of successfully establishing Colombia's second population-based cancer registry. In 1990 the National Cancer Institute of Colombia developed 13 institution-based cancer registries in different Colombian cities in order to promote the collection of data from a large group of cancer diagnostic and treatment centers. During the first half of 1997, this evaluation reviewed 12 registries; one of the original 13 no longer existed. All of the Colombian institutions (hospitals) that maintain institution-based cancer registries were included in the study. At each institution, a brief survey was administered to the hospital director, the registry coordinator, and the registrar (data manager). Researchers investigated the institutions by looking at six domains that are in standard use internationally. Within each domain, questions were developed and selected through the Delphi method. Each domain and each question were assigned weights through a consensus process. In most cases, two interviewers went to each site to collect the information. The university hospitals in Cali, Pereira, and Medellín had substantially higher scores, reflecting a good level of performance. Four of the 12 institutions had almost no cancer registry work going on. Five of the 12 hospital directors considered that the information provided by the cancer registries influenced their administrative decisions. Three of the registries had patient survival data. Four of the institutions allocated specific resources to operate their cancer registries; in the

  10. 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.

  11. Desigualdad y deudas hipotecarias en Colombia

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    Guerrero-Pino, Y.

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the impact of internal variables of the financial system (FS regarding the economic inequality in Colombia during the 1993 through the 2010 period. It begins with the integration of two perspectives about the inequality induced by financial debts and the social responsibility of the FS. This investigation was done with an auto-regressive and distributed backwardness model, and a Granger Test. The results indicate that the economic inequality grows if the mortgage debt, the real estate dations as payment of debts, and the banking asset interest rates grow. Likewise, if the price of low status housing decreases, the economic inequality increases.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

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

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    Rosen, Jonathan D.; Roberto Zepeda Martínez

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    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

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    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. NEW RECORDS OF SPECIES OF LEUCOSPIDAE (HYMENOPTERA: CHALCIDOIDEA FOR COLOMBIA Registros nuevos de especies de Leucospidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea para Colombia

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    Full Text Available Two new records of Leucospis are reported from Colombia: Leucospis aliena and Leucospis enderleini. Including the species reported here, eleven species of Leucospis occur in Colombia. This paper also reports a new locality for Leucospis colombiana from Colombia in the department of Magdalena and an additional record of Polistomorpha conura in the department of Amazonas. The specimens are deposited in the entomological collection José Hernández Camacho Museum of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute (IAvH-E, Villa de Leyva (Boyacá, Colombia.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.

  2. 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

  3. NUEVOS REGISTROS DE ROYAS (UREDINALESPOTENCIALMENTE IMPORTANTES EN COLOMBIA NEW FUNGI (UREDINALES RECORDS POTENTIALLY IMPORTANT IN COLOMBIA

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    Pablo Buriticá Céspedes

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se registran nuevas enfermedades de cultivos, producidas por Uredinales, en Colombia: En Anthirrhinum - Puccinia antirrhini; en Dianthus - Puccinia arenariae; en Gladiolus - Uromyces gladioli; en Artemisa - Puccinia tanaceti var. dracunculina; en Hypericum - Uromyces triquetrus y en Tectona - Olivea neotectonae; algunas de ellas son nuevos registros tanto para la uredobiota colombiana como para el índice de enfermedades.New plant diseases, produced by Uredinales are registered for Colombia: in Anthirrhinum - Puccinia antirrhini; in Dianthus - Puccinia arenariae; in Gladiolus - Uromyces gladioli; in Artemisa - Puccinia tanaceti var. dracunculina; in Hypericum - Uromyces triquetrus and in Tectona - Olivea neotectonae; being some of them, new records for the colombian uredobiota and for the index of diseases.

  4. 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

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    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.

  5. 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

  6. Delegation of Externado University Of Colombia Visits China

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    2009-01-01

    <正>Invited by the CPAFFC, a 67-member delegation orga- nized and sent by the Externado University of Colombia visited Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong from June 29 to July 16. In

  7. Back-to-back CCMR METs in Bogota, Colombia

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    CCMR conducted two seminars in Bogota, Colombia from August 20th to 29th. During the first week, Professor Erik Dahl (from the Naval Postgraduate School’s National Security Affairs Department), Lectur...

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Amendment of the Foreign lnvestment Juridical regime in Colombia

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    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.

  14. 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

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    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...

  15. 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...

  16. The forgotten insurgency is there hope for Colombia?

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    Lopez, Jesus K.

    2005-01-01

    Colombia's four decades-old insurgency has been largely forgotten by the United States. With U.S. attention diverted towards Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, Colombia has undertaken a new strategy to deal with problems of the insurgents, paramilitaries, and narco-terrorists which have plagued the country since 1948. The current administration of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has shifted strategy from one of negotiation and concessions to an active campaign to restore security and st...

  17. The forgotten insurgency: is there hope for Colombia?

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    Longhurst, Ricky M.; Lopez, Jesus K.

    2005-01-01

    Colombia's four decades-old insurgency has been largely forgotten by the United States. With U.S. attention diverted towards Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East, Colombia has undertaken a new strategy to deal with problems of the insurgents, paramilitaries, and narco-terrorists which have plagued the country since 1948. The current administration of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has shifted strategy from one of negotiation and concessions to an active campaign to restore security and st...

  18. [Main migration trends and economic internationalization in Colombia].

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    1993-04-01

    The author examines migration flows to and from Colombia and notes that "Colombia has been experiencing in the last decades different kinds of spatial mobility, towards the United States, Europe, Venezuela and other countries in Latin America. Since the 80s return flows have become important." The impacts on migration of improved education and women's status, and the lack of legal employment opportunities are examined. (SUMMARY IN ENG)

  19. 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 ...

  20. Colombia a la espera del tren andino

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    Duque Escobar, Gonzalo

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    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...

  1. Women, truth, justice and reparation in Colombia

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    María Eugenia Ibarra Melo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper account for the main collective actions undertaken by two women networks in Colombia: Women’s Peace Route and the Colombian Women Initiative for Peace, during transition justice process and the implementation of the Justice and Peace Law (2004-2009. From a sociological approach to the political process and the gender category, this paper discusses how gender ideologies inform new ways of mobilization affecting discourses, purposes and repertoires of those claiming identities and defending human rights. The main conclusion here is that the feminist influence in redistribution and acknowledgement claims for victims from the armed conflict have encouraged collective actions that begin to modify their relationship to the State. This is proved by their achievements at Court and social acknowledgement victims have gained as social actors.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC biomarkers in Colombia

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    María Cristina Navas

    2007-02-01

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    The hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC account for 70 to 85% of primary liver cancer worldwide. SouthEast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa represent the areas with the highest incidence; instead Europe and North America correspond to low incidence areas. The data available for Latin American countries show a low incidence (<3.3/100.000 inhabitants in most of the countries including Colombia. The rate of incidence is <5.6/100.000 in Central America, Peru and Argentina and <10/100.000 in Chile and Brazil.

  6. Privatization And Vouchers In Colombia And Chile

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    Arenas, Alberto

    2004-07-01

    The voucher model of financing schooling is becoming increasingly common throughout Latin America, with at least 12 countries using vouchers or voucher-like schemes. The present study focuses on the voucher models of Colombia and Chile, which have the most extensive programs of this type and those of the longest standing in the region. Using empirical evidence, the author compares the two models along four evaluative dimensions: educational quality, segregation, choice and socialization. After weighing the successes and weaknesses of each system, he concludes that, among other characteristics, the most effective and equitable voucher model features: (a) a flexible interpretation of educational quality; (b) financial grants which target solely the poor; (c) vouchers which cover the entire cost of tuition; (d) open enrolment at participating schools; (e) the participation of both secular and religious private schools; (f) accessible and meaningful information to parents; and (g) strong systems of accountability.

  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. 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.

  9. Fast shrinkage of tropical glaciers in Colombia

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    Ceballos, Jorge Luis; Euscátegui, Christian; Ramírez, Jair; Cañon, Marcela; Huggel, Christian; Haeberli, Wilfried; Machguth, Horst

    As a consequence of ongoing atmospheric temperature rise, tropical glaciers belong to the unique and threatened ecosystems on Earth, as defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Houghton and others, 2001). Worldwide glacier monitoring, especially as part of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), includes the systematic collection of data on such perennial surface ice masses. Several peaks in the sierras of Colombia have lost their glacier cover during recent decades. Today, high-altitude glaciers still exist in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Sierra Nevada del Cocuy and on the volcanoes of Nevados del Ruiz, de Santa Isabel, del Tolima and del Huila. Comparison of reconstructions of maximum glacier area extent during the Little Ice Age with more recent information from aerial photographs and satellite images clearly documents a fast-shrinking tendency and potential disappearance of the remaining glaciers within the next few decades. In the past 50 years, Colombian glaciers have lost 50% or more of their area. Glacier shrinkage has continued to be strong in the last 15 years, with a loss of 10-50% of the glacier area. The relationship between fast glacier retreat and local, regional and global climate change is now being investigated. Preliminary analyses indicate that the temperature rise of roughly 1° C in the last 30 years recorded at high-altitude meteorological stations exerts a primary control on glacier retreat. The investigations on the Colombian glaciers thus corroborate earlier findings concerning the high sensitivity of glaciers in the wet inner tropics to temperature rise. To improve understanding of fast glacier retreat in Colombia, a modern monitoring network has been established according to the multilevel strategy of the Global Terrestrial Network for Glaciers (GTN-G) within GCOS. The observations are also contributions to continued assessments of hazards from the glacier-covered volcanoes and to integrated global change

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. Editorial. The role of the university community in the post agreement or post conflict in colombia

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    Alfonso Insuasty Rodriguez; Eulalia Borja Bedoya

    2016-01-01

    To Colombia, a historical stage opens up, the construction of peace after signing theagreements, which aim to close a long and bloody armed confrontation between the FARCEP guerrillas and the Government of Colombia.

  13. 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

  14. 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...

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

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    Maya Muñoz, Guillermo

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    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...

  16. 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.

  17. 3 CFR - Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

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    2010-01-01

    ... the Government of Colombia Presidential Documents Other Presidential Documents Presidential... of Colombia Memorandum for the Secretary of State the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the authority... (22 U.S.C. 2291-4), I hereby certify, with respect to Colombia, that (1) interdiction of...

  18. 77 FR 30359 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS...

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    2012-05-22

    ... 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...

  19. 78 FR 72972 - Meeting of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation...

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    ... of the United States-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission...) are providing notice that the United States and Colombia intend to hold the first meeting of the... implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) and...

  20. 77 FR 27548 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement-Colombia

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    ... 9000-AM24 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement--Colombia AGENCY: Department of Defense... Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade... eligible products and services from Colombia. DATES: Effective Date: May 15, 2012. Comment Date:...

  1. 75 FR 9578 - Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates

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    ... International Trade Administration Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates... Commercial Service is organizing a Trade Mission to Bogot and Cartagena, Colombia and Panama City, Panama... The mission will stop in Bogot , and Cartagena, Colombia, and Panama City, Panama. In each...

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Health care for older persons in Colombia: a country profile.

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    Gómez, Fernando; Curcio, Carmen-Lucía; Duque, Gustavo

    2009-09-01

    Colombia is a country of approximately 42 million inhabitants, with some 2.5 million being aged 65 and older. Currently, life expectancy in Colombia is 72.3. By 2025, the population life expectancy at birth will be 77.6 for women and 69.8 for men. The quality of care that people receive as they age in Colombia varies according to where they live. Individuals living in the highly urbanized areas of Colombia receive high-quality care, whereas elderly subjects living in rural areas and in the southern and northern regions are exposed to unemployment, low income, inequity of access to health care, drug trafficking, and armed conflict. In spite of these problems, characteristics of aging of older people in terms of functionality and healthcare access are similar to those of people living in developing countries around the world. This article reviews the particular characteristics of the elderly population in Colombia, especially the significant changes that have happened in recent years, when social instability and conflict have determined that health resources be redirected to other budget priorities such as defense and security. PMID:19515103

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. The reference setting for engineering in Colombia

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    Enrique Ramírez Romero

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Some say that yesterday’s news is today’s history, others that it has now reached its end, whereas the more prudent find it advisable to examine it when its protagonists have already disappeared, to avoid controversy and making it becoming more intensified. There is also a boundary between what is historic and what is understood by policy, this now being prohibited by analysing topics in the so-called rear-view mirror. Without greater analysis, almost by memory, sufficiently well-known facts are simply mentioned from independence, the end (in Colombia of the prolonged middle ages, the traumatic entry to the contemporary era at the gates of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium in the midst of amazing advances in science and technology, along with some seen as a return to the caveman era. Mentions of dates and real names have been omitted from the main body of the text and placed in footnotes so that young people can review such history more easily. This article describes the following items: leaving the middle ages, towards modernity, regeneration and catastrophe, Republican peace, new convulsions, the subversive plague, narcotic peace and the Colombian miracle.

  10. Reviews of engineering’s most notable milestones in Colombia

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    Tomás Turriago

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This section presents some outlines describing the advances made by engineering in Colombia. Turriago begins the section by describing aspects regarding the history of petrol in Colombia until the middle of the 20th century. René Andrés Meziat Restrepo then gives a summary of his book entitled GestiónAmbiental—Obras Civiles y Construcciones (Environmental Management–Civil Work and Construction and Hernando Monroy Valencia describes the development of Colombian construction-related engineering whilst Augusto Ruiz Corredor closes the section with a report about pre-stressed concrete bridges in Colombia. These reviews provide readers with an opportunity to learn more about part of the role which engineering has played in Colombia’s development.

  11. 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.

  12. Toxicosis by Plant Alkaloids in Humans and Animals in Colombia.

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    Diaz, Gonzalo J

    2015-12-11

    Due to its tropical location, chains of mountains, inter-Andean valleys, Amazon basin area, eastern plains and shores on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Colombia has many ecosystems and the second largest plant biodiversity in the world. Many plant species, both native and naturalized, are currently recognized as toxic for both animals and humans, and some of them are known to cause their toxic effects due to their alkaloid content. Among these, there are plants containing the hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, neurotoxins such as the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine and the piperidine alkaloids coniine and γ-coniceine and tropane alkaloids. Unfortunately, the research in toxic plants in Colombia is not nearly proportional to its plant biodiversity and the scientific information available is only very scarce. The present review aims at summarizing the scarce information about plant alkaloid toxicosis in animals and humans in Colombia.

  13. Toxicosis by Plant Alkaloids in Humans and Animals in Colombia

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    Gonzalo J. Diaz

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    Full Text Available Due to its tropical location, chains of mountains, inter-Andean valleys, Amazon basin area, eastern plains and shores on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Colombia has many ecosystems and the second largest plant biodiversity in the world. Many plant species, both native and naturalized, are currently recognized as toxic for both animals and humans, and some of them are known to cause their toxic effects due to their alkaloid content. Among these, there are plants containing the hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, neurotoxins such as the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine and the piperidine alkaloids coniine and γ-coniceine and tropane alkaloids. Unfortunately, the research in toxic plants in Colombia is not nearly proportional to its plant biodiversity and the scientific information available is only very scarce. The present review aims at summarizing the scarce information about plant alkaloid toxicosis in animals and humans in Colombia.

  14. Género y destino. La tragedia griega en Colombia

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    Romero Rey, Sandro

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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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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; Taphorn, Donald C.

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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...

  17. Radioastronomy at the National Astronomical Observatory of Colombia

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    Guevara Gómez, J. C.; Calvo-Mozo, B.; Martinez Oliveros, J. C.

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    Colombia is located in the northern tip of South America close to the amazon rain forest. This makes astronomical observations in the visible range very challenging, as cloud coverage is relatively high. Hence, radio astronomy becomes a natural and good choice. We present the design, characterization and first results of the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional solar radio spectrograph. This instrument is a Log-Periodic Dipole Array Antenna (LPDA) working between 100 MHz and 1 GHz optimized for solar observations. The radio spectrograph is a working prototype for a more ambitious solar radio interferometer, that will be the first instrument of this kind in Colombia.

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

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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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

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

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    Winifred Tate.

    2009-01-01

    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...

  3. Unpublished Documents for the History of Education in Colombia

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    Fernando Betancourt-Serna

    2012-11-01

    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.

  4. 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

    2009-01-01

    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

  5. 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...

  6. reivindicación afro en Colombia.

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    Moraima Camargo González

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante el 2001, como antropóloga, inicié un acercamiento a la comunidad afrocolombiana - más específicamente la comunidad palenquera de la ciudad de Barraquilla - y sus dinámicas identitarias. Las siguientes son algunas reflexiones realizadas entorno a dicho ejercicio y esbozadas por primera vez en el trabajo de grado ““Yo so…” alrededor de los procesos identitarios de la comunidad palenquera en Barranquilla”1. Enriquecido con posteriores observaciones e indagaciones, una primera versión de este texto fue presentado en el VII Seminario Internacional de Estudios del Caribe. 2 En Colombia desde hace algunas décadas comenzó un proceso de reivindicación étnica y política de las comunidades negras o afrocolombianas, a través de un movimiento social dirigido al reconocimiento explícito de la identidad colectiva, construcción, reconstrucción y resignificación de su identidad étnica, respondiendo ello, en parte, a la discriminación, estigmatización y exclusión que han vivido por el Estado y la sociedad colombiana. Partiendo de la experiencia en Barranquilla, se realizará, entonces, una aproximación a las representaciones sobre “lo étnico”, “lo afro” y “lo negro”, y la discriminación social y étnica como factores influyentes en las dinámicas de dichos movimientos sociales. Se abordará en este marco, la “naturalización” que ha sufrido el concepto de etnia y su proceso de reconfiguración.

  7. Causas de ceguera infantil en Cali, Colombia.

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    Claudia Zuluaga

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: La retinopatía de la prematuridad es la principal causa de ceguera en los niños que consultan a las instituciones responsables de la atención de este problema en el mundo. En Colombia y en Cali se desconoce el impacto de este daño sobre la salud de los niños. OBJETIVO: Cuantificar las principales causas de ceguera infantil en Cali y así dar las bases para crear programas de salud ocular que realmente produzcan un impacto en las enfermedades de mayor prevalencia en Cali. METODOLOGÍA: Se revisó el registro diario de admisión del Departamento de Psicología del Instituto para niños ciegos y sordos de Cali. Hubo 124 niños matriculados entre los periodos académicos 1994 a 2004; se revisaron las historias clínicas y cuando éstas no estaban disponibles, se les realizó ecografía ocular con los padres presentes y se cuantificó la distribución de enfermedades visuales en 8 categorías. HALLAZGOS: De los 124 niños que ingresaron al Instituto en el periodo mencionado, 42 (33.8% tuvieron diagnóstico de retinopatía de la prematuridad y el resto tuvo otros diagnósticos. CONCLUSIONES: Las principales causas de ceguera en los niños que estudian en el Instituto para niños Ciegos y Sordos del Valle del Cauca son prevenibles con prevención primaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad y la toxoplasmosis o con prevención secundaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad, el glaucoma, el retinoblastoma y la catarata.

  8. Causas de ceguera infantil en Cali, Colombia

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    Claudia Zuluaga

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La retinopatía de la prematuridad es la principal causa de ceguera en los niños que consultan a las instituciones responsables de la atención de este problema en el mundo. En Colombia y en Cali se desconoce el impacto de este daño sobre la salud de los niños. Objetivo: Cuantificar las principales causas de ceguera infantil en Cali y así dar las bases para crear programas de salud ocular que realmente produzcan un impacto en las enfermedades de mayor prevalencia en Cali. Metodología: Se revisó el registro diario de admisión del Departamento de Psicología del Instituto para niños ciegos y sordos de Cali. Hubo 124 niños matriculados entre los periodos académicos 1994 a 2004; se revisaron las historias clínicas y cuando éstas no estaban disponibles, se les realizó ecografía ocular con los padres presentes y se cuantificó la distribución de enfermedades visuales en 8 categorías. Hallazgos: De los 124 niños que ingresaron al Instituto en el período mencionado, 42 (33.8% tuvieron diagnóstico de retinopatía de la prematuridad, 19 (15.3% toxoplasmosis y el resto tuvo otros diagnósticos. Conclusiones: Las principales causas de ceguera en los niños que estudian en el Instituto para niños Ciegos y Sordos del Valle del Cauca son prevenibles con prevención primaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad y la toxoplasmosis o con prevención secundaria la retinopatía de la prematuridad, el glaucoma, el retinoblastoma y la catarata.

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

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    NÉSTOR JAVIER MANCERA-RODRÍGUEZ

    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

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

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    JA Benavides

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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    Ossa Giraldo, Ana Claudia

    2014-01-01

    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.

  12. Private Participation in Infraestructure: Considerations for Colombia Private Participation in Infraestructure: Considerations for Colombia

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    Philip Gray

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    Full Text Available This paper provides an analysis of issues the Colombian government faces with regard to increasing private participation in infrastructure. Although Colombia has ambitious plans for private participation in infrastructure and has started to build the legal and regulatory framework to support this objective, thus far progress has been mixed. Colombia in not yet capturing the full benefits of competition in infrastructure services –which are already evident in Colombia’s ports sector- and not yet achieving the private investment levels envisaged in the 1995 Development Plan. Several measures must be taken, therefore, to accelerate private participation in infrastructure. Failure to do this will not only defer realization of benefits from better and expanded infrastructure services but also jeopardize the sustainability of the recent legal and regulatory reforms. As mentioned in a number of CONPES documents, the Colombian government has been moving away from the outright ownership of infrastructure towards an approach that emphasizes private provision and competition. As of now, in pursuit of this new role, the government has created a series of semi-independent regulatory entities and pushed hard in the development of project financing of new infrastructure assets like gas pipelines and power generation plant. Private operators provide cellular telephony service and private companies, through joint ventures, are providing financing and installation for thousands of new phone lines. Private concessions are operating in ports, railways, airports and roads and these are set to grow in number. The main message of this paper is that the government should push harder in three areas: divestiture of existing infrastructure assets, developing the regulatory and competitive environment within which infrastructure services are provided, and ensuring that where the government does play a role in mitigating risks in private infrastructure deals, it does so

  13. 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

  14. 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

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    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

  15. A qualidade na atenção à saúde da mulher idosa: um relato de experiência La calidad en la atención a la salud de la mujer anciana: un relato de experiencias The quality concerning to health care for elderly women: an experience report

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    Maria Aparecida Vasconcelos Moura

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    Full Text Available Relato de experiências sobre a assistência integral a mulheres idosas em um Programa de Extensão desenvolvido no Hospital Escola da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Apresenta uma proposta pedagógica e assistencial de elevado significado social e de formação acadêmica resultado do empenho de uma equipe de profissionais.. Descreve o perfil do idoso que procura o serviço especializado e analisa a situação da atenção, com enfoque na melhoria da qualidade da assistência prestada. Utilizaramse os conceitos da Qualidade em Saúde e o Pacto pela Vida. Responde o porquê deste espaço, construído para o desenvolvimento de ações sob a visão de um modelo humanizado, em que as enfermeiras se apoiam nas práticas de educação em saúde. Concluiuse que a proposta pedagógica é um instrumento da atenção e possibilita analisar as expectativas e necessidades da clientela em uma perspectiva da melhoria da qualidade de vida e de saúde, buscando o nível de satisfação da clientela.Relato de experiencias sobre la asistencia integral a mujeres ancianas en un Programa de Extensión desarrollado en el Hospital Escuela de la Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Presenta una propuesta pedagógica y asistencial de elevado significado social y de formación académica, resultado del empeño de un equipo de profesionales. Describe el perfil del anciano que procura el servicio especializado y analiza la situación de la atención, con enfoque en la mejoría de la calidad de la asistencia prestada. Se utilizaron los conceptos de la Calidad en Salud y el Pacto de Vida. Responde el por que de este espacio, construido para el desarrollo de acciones bajo la visión de un modelo humanizado, donde las enfermeras se apoyan en las prácticas de educación en salud. Se concluyó que la propuesta pedagógica es un instrumento de la atención, posibilita analizar las expectativas y necesidades de la clientela en una perspectiva de la mejoría de la

  16. 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

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    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

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

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    Herrera Valencia Beethoven

    1994-12-01

    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. CONTRARREFORMA EDUCATIVA EN COLOMBIA.(EDUCATION COUNTER-REFORM IN COLOMBIA

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    Renan Vega Cantor

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de éste texto es presentar los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre las transformaciones que en las dos últimas décadas ha sufrido la universidad colombiana, en la perspectiva de mostrar un contexto histórico más amplio que vaya más allá de lo puramente coyuntural. En este texto se estudian cuatro aspectos: en primer término, se recuerdan algunas características del neoliberalismo educativo y la manera cómo se vincula con el capitalismo en Colombia; en segundo lugar, se examina cómo ha operado el neoliberalismo en la universidad colombiana en las dos últimas décadas, relacionando como punto de partida el gasto militar y el gasto educativo; posteriormente, se analiza el Proyecto de Ley 112; y, por último, se señalan algunos aspectos sobre el movimiento de protesta contra ese proyecto.AbstractThe main objective of this text is to present the results of a study on the transformations that in the last two decades has undergone the Colombian University, in the perspective of showing a broader historical context which goes beyond purely cyclical transformations. This text explores four aspects: firstly, some characteristics of the educational neoliberalism are addressed and the way how it is linked with capitalism in Colombia; secondly, it examines how neoliberalism has operated in the Colombian University in the last two decades, relating as a starting point the military spending and the education spending; subsequently, the Bill n° 112 is analyzed; and, finally, some aspects of the movement of protest against this project are identified.

  19. 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…

  20. Urban Poor Perceptions of Violence and Exclusion in Colombia

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    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 ...

  1. 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…

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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

  5. Historia de la Economía Cafetera: Colombia

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    Estrada, Fernando

    2014-01-01

    Fundamental research of the coffee economy have shown that regional class alliances were established imprecisely in the territories, usually in the central mountains of Colombia (although not exclusively or only way) and organized by the State being a necessary response to the inevitable need to defend certain values as embodied and structured regional coherence. Partnerships proposals actively promoted favorable conditions.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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...

  11. 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…

  12. 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...

  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. Petróleo e impacto ambiental en colombia

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    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

  15. 75 FR 22207 - Importation of Papayas From Colombia and Ecuador

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    ... 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...

  16. 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.

  17. Las garrapatas de la república de colombia

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    Osorno Mesa Ernesto

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Condiciones laborales en enfermeras de Cartagena, Colombia

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    ZULEIMA COGOLLO MILANÉS

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    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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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

    2003-01-01

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

  5. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

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

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    Harold Geist

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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.

  7. 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

  8. Present Status of Historical Seismicity Studies in Colombia and Venezuela

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    Sarabia, A.; Cifuentes, H.; Altez Ortega, R.; Palme, C.; Dimate, C.

    2013-05-01

    After the publication of the SISRA (CERESIS-1985) regional project, a unified catalog of seismic parameters and intensities for South America, researchers in historical seismicity have continued advancing on different scales in the area of this study of seismic hazard. The most important initiatives carried out in this area in Colombia and Venezuela can be grouped as follows: a) Reviews of destructive earthquakes in national and international historic archives, principally by Altez and FUNVISIS in Venezuela and Espinosa, Salcedo, and Sarabia et al in Colombia, leading to the preparation of seismologic catalogues, scientific and dissemination articles, reports, books, among others. b) Organization and systematization of historic information to develop public domain data bases and information, specifically the Historic Seismologic Teleinformation System in Venezuela, carried out between 2004 and 2008 under the coordination of Christl Palme and accessible on-line: http://sismicidad.ciens.ula.ve. As well, the "Historia Sísmica de Colombia 1550-1830" (Seismic History in Colombia 1550-1830) data base, in CD-ROM, by Espinosa Baquero (2003) and the historic seismicity information system of Colombia (Servicio Geológico Colombiano-Universidad Nacional de Colombia), published on the internet in 2012: http://agata.ingeominas.gov.co:9090/SismicidadHistorica/. c) Macroseismic studies for the development of intensity attenuation equations and the quantification and revaluation of basic historic earthquake parameters using isoseismal maps (Rengifo et al., Palme et al., Salcedo et al., among others) and procedures such as Boxer and Bakun & Wentworth (Palme et al., Dimaté, among others), which have produced significant changes in the parameters of some of the large earthquakes. d) Symposiums of researchers to promote interest and development in the discipline, including Jornadas Venezolanas de Sismología Histórica (Venezuelan Congress of Historical Seismology), held

  9. 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.

  10. Batallas contra la lepra: estado, medicina y ciencia en Colombia

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    Néstor Miranda Canal

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Diana Obregón Torres. Batallas contra la lepra: Estado, medicina y ciencia en Colombia, Medellín: Banco de la República / EAFIT, 2002, pp. 436. La historia de las ciencias y de la medicina en Colombia tiene sus orígenes en dos obras que aparecen en el siglo XIX: la Memoria sobre el estudio de la batán/ca en la Nueva Granada de Florentino Vezga (incluida en el primer número del Boletín de la Sociedad de Naturalistas Neogranadinos, en 1860 y las Memorias para la historia de la medicina en Santafé de Bogotá de Pedro María Ibáñez (publicada por la Imprenta de Vapor de Zalamea Hermanos, en 1884.

  11. The Software Industry in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia

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    Cuesta, Albeiro; Joyanes, Luis; López, Marcelo

    The so-called "Coffee Triangle" region is located in the Andean Region, in central Colombia, South America. This Andean Region is composed of the Departments of Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda. The Andean Region has been characterized by the production of coffee as a worldwide industry supported by high Quality and Research standards. These components have become the key bastions to compete in international markets. After the decline of the Coffee industry it is necessary to consider alternatives, supplemented by the success of the Software Industry at the global level. The strengthening of the Software Industry in the Coffee Triangle seeks to establish a productive alternative for regional growth in a visionary way, where knowledge, a fundamental input of the Software Industry, is emerging as one of the greatest assets present in this geographical area - Andean Region - of Colombia.

  12. Familia y vejez: realidad y perspectivas en Colombia

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    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...

  13. Colombia: ¿democracia, paracracia o simplemente desgracia?

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    Felipe Botero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace una síntesis de los eventos más importantes de 2006 en Colombia en términos de coyuntura económica y política. Se discuten con algo de detalle la revelación de la penetración paramilitar en la política nacional y los resultados de las elecciones legislativas y presidencialesThis article synthesizes the most salient political and economic events of 2006 in Colombia. The article discusses in somewhat greater detail the divulgement of the penetration of right-wing paramilitaries in national politics and the results of the legislative and executive elections

  14. 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.

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

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    Adalberto Campo-Arias

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    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.

  16. [Concepts, confusions and contradictions on the impact factor in Colombia].

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    Leon-Sarmiento, Fidias E; Bayona-Prieto, Jaime; Leon, Martha E

    2007-01-01

    Latin American scientists are making tremendous efforts to conduct good-quality research worthy of being published internationally. However, Colciencias, an entity created to support this research in Colombia, introduced scienciometric evaluations which had been re-evaluated elsewhere some time ago, based on measurements of aspects such as the ill-termed "impact factor". Even more serious is that the aforementioned government office is unaware that measures are based on debated mathematical principles, placing Colombian science at imminent risk of suffering from an academic yatrogeny of irreparable consequences. Therefore, an urgent restructuring of the way in which Colombia's scientific production is to be evaluated is thus mandatory before these measures have a negative impact thereon. PMID:17639682

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

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    Mendoza-Cifuentes, Humberto

    2011-12-01

    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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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. ...

  1. 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 ...

  2. Nociones generales de la libertad de empresa en Colombia

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    Luis Fernando Sabogal Bernal

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor realiza un estudio de la libertad de empresa en Colombia, analizando algunos de sus aspectos más descollantes tales como la ius fundamentalidad, el contenido esencial y los mecanismos de protección de este derecho. Así mismo, plantea algunas reflexiones en torno a su relación con la función social de la empresa y la autonomía privada

  3. Nociones generales de la libertad de empresa en Colombia

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    Luis Fernando Sabogal Bernal

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available El autor realiza un estudio de la libertad de empresa en Colombia, analizando algunos de sus aspectos más descollantes tales como la ius fundamentalidad, el contenido esencial y los mecanismos de protección de este derecho. Así mismo, plantea algunas reflexiones en torno a su relación con la función social de la empresa y la autonomía privada.

  4. Preceramic sequences in the el abra rock-shelters, Colombia.

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    Hurt, W R; Hammen, T; Urrego, G C

    1972-03-10

    A series of crude stone artifacts, characterized by a trimming mainly of the working edge of a single face of a chert flake or a fragment of a nodule, was excavated in the El Abra rock-shelters, north of Bogotá, Colombia. The tools indicate a cultural complex distinct from others that have been described for the Paleo-Indian of South America.

  5. The development of a new breed of sheep in Colombia.

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    Scott, H M; Ospina, O; Williams, H L

    1990-01-01

    A new breed of sheep has been developed in Colombia by crossing Scottish Blackface rams with the indigenous Criolla ewes and then interbreeding the progeny, with selection based on performance. It has been given the name Manchada Paramuna. The breed has been developed to provide the small producer (campesino) with a breeding ewe which has a high level of fertility, a good fleece, and which produces lambs with high survival rate and good growth rate. PMID:2331588

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Media in Colombia and the icing on conflict

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    Adelaida Nikolayeva

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available It has sparked a broad discussion in Colombia on the role of the media in the historical conflict. In good time the ice on this subject, breaks taboo for decades, from the program Hora 20, of the radio station Caracol, one of the distinguished radial country houses, who dared to take the plunge and go to Havana to panelists include as spokespeople peace delegation FARC-EP

  13. Un nuevo enfoque para abordar el desplazamiento forzado en Colombia

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    Olga Lucía López Jaramillo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo propone un nuevo enfoque para abordar un fenómeno como el desplazamiento forzado en Colombia: el enfoque de la resiliencia, con base en las teorías del estrés familiar. Se hace una reflexión acerca de la doble condición de la población más a

  14. Finding Eldorado: Slavery and long-run development in Colombia

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    Daron Acemoglu; Camilo García-Jimeno; James A. Robinson

    2012-01-01

    Slavery has been a major institution of labor coercion throughout history. Colonial societies used slavery intensively across the Americas, and slavery remained prevalent in most countries after independence from the European powers. We investigate the impact of slavery on long-run development in Colombia. Our identification strategy compares municipalities that had gold mines during the 17th and 18th centuries to neighboring municipalities without gold mines. Gold mining was a major source o...

  15. 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...

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

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    Kotov, Alexey A; Fuentes-Reinés, Juan M

    2015-11-20

    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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  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. 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. El docente ante el avance del ciberperiodismo en Colombia

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    Elias Said

    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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. The agrarian question and violence in Colombia: conflict and development

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    Thomson, Frances

    2011-01-01

    This article examines connections between Colombia’s internal armed conflict and agrarian questions. It pays attention to the country’s specific historical trajectory of agrarian change, the violent expression of social tensions that this elicited, and the particular ways in which these dynamics were influenced by a changing global context.This analysis of the intimate ties between violent conflict and agrarian questions in Colombia, both in terms of their historical development and their con...

  7. Blood parasites in some birds from eastern plains of Colombia

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    Oscar A Rodríguez; Nubia E. MATTA

    2001-01-01

    A total of 315 birds representing 75 species (23 families) from Villavicencio and San Miguel (Meta, Colombia) were examined for haematozoa. Fifty birds (15.9%) harbored blood parasites. Microfilariae were the most common haematozoans encountered, followed by species of the genera Haemoproteus, Plasmodium and Trypanosoma. This survey included 15 new host-parasite records and 8 species of birds that were examined for haematozoa for the first time. The prevalence registered in this research was ...

  8. 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...

  9. PRIMER REPORTE DE LA FAMILIA CHEIRIDIIDAE (ARACHNIDA: PSEUDOSCORPIONIDA EN COLOMBIA

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    Jorge Alexander QUIROZ-RODRÍGUEZ

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Durante un estudio de la fauna de artrópodos asociada a montículos de detritos de hormigas de la especie Atta colombica Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae en la hacienda Santa Isabel, corregimiento de Patio Bonito en el departamento de Córdoba, se encontraron representantes de la familia Cheiridiidae. Por tanto, estos pseudoescorpiones se convierten en el primer reporte de la familia para Colombia y por primera vez se registra su presencia en detritus de hormigas. Así mismo, este reporte, amplía su distribución conocida para Suramérica.First Report of Family Cheiridiidae (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida in ColombiaDuring a study of the arthropod fauna associated with mounds of detritus produced by Atta colombica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae in the Santa Isabel estate, locality of Patio Bonito, Department of Córdoba, were found representatives of the family Cheiridiidae. Therefore, these pseudoscorpions becomes in the first report of the family to Colombia and for the first time is recorded its presence in ant detritus. Also, this report extends its known distribution range in South America.   

  10. Las Ideas Psicológicas en Colombia

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    Rubén Ardila

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available El interés en los problemas que hoy llamamos psicológicos se encuentra en todas las grandes civilizaciones. En América existieron importantes ideas psicológicas en los Mayas, Aztecas, Incas y en los pobladores de la actual Colombia. La psicología en su conceptualización moderna comienza en 1879 con la fundación del primer Laboratorio de Psicología Experimental en la Universidad de Leipzig por obra de W. Wundt. Hoy la psicología como disciplina es tanto una ciencia como una profesión, y tanto una ciencia natural como una ciencia social. En el contexto colombiano el origen está ligado a la fundación del Instituto de Psicología Aplicada de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, el 20 de noviembre de 1947, con el cual comienzan los estudios profesionales de psicología en Colombia y en el resto de Latinoamérica. En este artículo se analiza el estado de la psicología como disciplina, como campo de investigación y como área de aplicación profesional. Se concluye que es necesario enfatizar más los aspectos científicos, además de los profesionales y trabajar en contextos multi e interdisciplinarios, con otros profesionales de las ciencias naturales y sociales.

  11. 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

  12. From War to Peace: Security and the Stabilization of Colombia

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    María Victoria Llorente

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Foreword for the Special Collection Citizen Security Dialogues in Colombia: Controlling the territory and building security and justice in post-conflict contexts From war to peace: security and the stabilization of Colombia, gathers research form leading scholars and practitioners to discuss key topics regarding recent developments around the peace process, between national government and the FARC rebels, in Colombia. After taking into account the impact of security policies implemented during the first decade of the twenty-first century (demobilization of paramilitary groups, strengthening of national armed forces and the containment and weakening of guerrilla groups, this issue further explores challenges, as well as policy options, faced by the state during a post conflict scenario, given a positive outcome of the ongoing peace process. Specifically, and using a broad data analysis, issues such as the ability of organized crime to sabotage post-conflict policy implementation, the absence of state and the rule of law in isolated areas of the country or the importance of local justice as an institutional strengthening strategy for stabilization, are addressed in order to draw important conclusions regarding the problems associated to the persistence of ungoverned and unstable territories in post-conflict contexts all over the world.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. First approach to molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in Colombia

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    Jimena Jojoa-Jojoa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To investigate the presence of Mycobacterium bovis and other Mycobacterium species in samples of cattle and buffalo in Colombia, to start the molecular characterization of M. bovis in the country. Material and methods. 492 samples were collected from herds identified with the presence of infected animals through the PPD, by the Group of Bovine Tuberculosis ICA Colombian Agricultural Institute in eight departments of Colombia. Lymph nodes of head, thorax and abdomen, gross lesions of tissues with tuberculosis, nasal swabs, milk, blood and fresh cheeses were included. Samples were subjected to detection of Mycobacterium bovis and other mycobacteria by conventional microbiological analysis and PCR-6110 and spoligotyping molecular assays. Results. In the samples analyzed especially in lymph nodes, Mycobacterium bovis was demonstrated with genotypes reported and not previously reported in the world, as well as M. tuberculosis in Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Magdalena departments. Conclusions. In Colombia there are at least 7 genotypes of M. bovis that are infected and sick cattle and buffalo from four different departments becoming serious threat to public health.

  17. Environmental occurrence of arsenic in Colombia: a review.

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    Alonso, David L; Latorre, Sergio; Castillo, Elianna; Brandão, Pedro F B

    2014-03-01

    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.

  18. 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 Colombia.

  19. In vitro susceptibility of Plasmodium vivax to antimalarials in Colombia.

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    Fernández, Diana; Segura, César; Arboleda, Margarita; Garavito, Giovanny; Blair, Silvia; Pabón, Adriana

    2014-11-01

    The in vitro susceptibilities of 30 isolates of Plasmodium vivax to a number of antimalarials (chloroquine [CQ], mefloquine, amodiaquine, quinine, and artesunate [AS]) were evaluated. The isolates came from the region of Urabá in Colombia, in which malaria is endemic, and were evaluated by the schizont maturation test. The 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) was 0.6 nM (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.3 to 1.0 nM) for artesunate, 8.5 nM (95% CI, 5.6 to 13.0 nM) for amodiaquine, 23.3 nM (95% CI, 12.4 to 44.1 nM) for chloroquine, 55.6 nM (95% CI, 36.8 to 84.1 nM) for mefloquine, and 115.3 nM (95% CI, 57.7 to 230.5 nM) for quinine. The isolates were classified according to whether the initial parasites were mature or immature trophozoites (Tfz). It was found that the IC50s for chloroquine and artesunate were significantly different in the two aforementioned groups (P Colombia, P. vivax continues to be susceptible to antimalarials. This is the first report, to our knowledge, showing in vitro susceptibilities of P. vivax isolates to antimalarials in Colombia.

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

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    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.)

  1. 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 < 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. PMID:26814645

  2. 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.

  3. PROBLEMÁTICA DE LOS PASIVOS AMBIENTALES MINEROS EN COLOMBIA

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    ARANGO ARAMBURO MARCELA

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    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.

  4. Measurement on Usage of the Internet Banking in Colombia

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    Fredy ECS

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Internet Banking is a set of financial services through internet platforms. Its measure is oriented towards infrastructures more than users. For such a reason, it is required to understand the needs of strengthening measurements in Internet Banking uses. In Colombia, there were no studies identified in measurement of Internet Banking most used service and motivating factors for such uses. Therefore, the purpose of this study herein is to present the results on the measurements of Internet Banking uses in Colombia in order to explore which of those services are the most used in the country and which most important aspects influence such uses. Method used for this study is composed by a conceptual framework and an assessment process divided into a design and implementation of an adequate measurement system and presentation of results. These results have shown that bank statement and account statement are the most used Internet Banking based services in Colombia. Moreover, quality, familiarity, use and usability and trust are the most influencing factors in the use of Internet Banking in this country.

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

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    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...

  6. CHARACTERIZATION OF Phytophthora infestans POPULATIONS IN ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LAS POBLACIONES DE Phytophthora infestan EN ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    Elizabeth Gilchrist Ramelli

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    Full Text Available From the Phytophthora infestans collection of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, the isolates collected in different locations in Antioquia, Colombia between 1994 and 2000 were evaluated. These isolates were obtained from late blight lessons in different hosts. In 2000, these isolates were characterized by mating type, mitochondrial haplotype and virulence races. All isolates were of the A1 mating type and two mitochondrial haplotypes were identified: IIa, present in isolates from all the hosts tested, and Ib present only in isolates from tomato and water cucumber (Solanum muricatum. The Antioquia population of P. infestans showed a large complexity of virulence factors (10 out 11, especially those isolates collected from potato, while the tomato population was less complex. The A1 mating type and the mitochondrial haplotype IIa has been associated with the EC1 population that possibly is replacing the US1 population.De la colección de Phytophthora infestans de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, se evaluaron aquellos aislamientos provenientes de diferentes localidades de Antioquia, Colombia entre 1994 y 2000. Dichos aislamientos fueron obtenidos de lesiones de tizón tardío en diferentes hospederos. En el año 2000 se caracterizaron por el tipo de apareamiento, haplotipo mitocondrial y razas de virulencia. Todos los aislamientos correspondieron al tipo de apareamiento A1 y se presentaron dos haplotipos mitocondriales: IIa, en aislamientos de todos los hospederos evaluados, y Ib solamente en aislamientos colectados de tomate y pepino de agua (Solanum muricatum. La población antioqueña de P. infestans presenta una amplia complejidad de factores de virulencia (10 de 11, especialmente para los aislamientos colectados de papa, mientras que la población de tomate fue menos compleja. El tipo de apareamiento A1 y el haplotipo mitocondrial IIa han sido asociados a la población EC1 que posiblemente está desplazando la población US1.

  7. 77 FR 24759 - Implementation of United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Tariff-Rate Quota for Imports...

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    ... TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Implementation of United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Tariff-Rate...-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will be administered using certificates of quota eligibility. DATES..., the United States entered into the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the...

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    ... Importation of Swiss Chard From Colombia Into the Continental United States AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health... Colombia into the continental United States. Based on that analysis, we have concluded that the application... introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of Swiss chard from Colombia....

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  10. 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

  11. Gestión del riesgo natural y el caso de Colombia

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    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.

  12. 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.

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

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    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

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

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    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.

  15. 75 FR 55626 - Certification Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia Under the International Narcotics Control...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE Certification Related to Aerial Eradication in Colombia Under the International Narcotics Control and Law... determine and certify that: (1) The herbicide used for aerial eradication of illicit crops in Colombia...

  16. 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…

  17. 77 FR 50557 - 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, 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...

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

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    Álvarez Valencia, José Aldemar

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    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…

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  20. 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,...

  1. Time trends in educational inequalities in cancer mortality in Colombia, 1998-2012

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    E. de Vries (Esther); I. Arroyave (Ivan); C. Pardo (Constanza)

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    textabstractObjectives: To evaluate trends in premature cancer mortality in Colombia by educational level in three periods: 1998-2002 with low healthcare insurance coverage, 2003-2007 with rapidly increasing coverage and finally 2008-2012 with almost universal coverage (2008-2012). Setting: Colombia

  2. 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

  3. 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.…

  4. New records and geographical distribution of ctenid spiders (Araneae: Ctenidae) in Colombia.

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    Hazzi, Nicolás A; Valderrama-Ardila, Carlos; Brescovit, Antonio D; Polotow, Daniele; Simó, Miguel

    2013-01-01

    This study provides new records, geographical distribution extensions and a checklist of the current ctenids species in Colombia based on the review of four arachnological collections and published literature. A total of 15 new records for Ctenidae in Colombia are reported; nine of these species are new records for the country and the distribution of the remaining six is expanded. The genus Centroctenus Mello-Leitão, 1929 (C. ocelliventer Strand, 1909) is recorded for first time in Colombia and Cupiennius coccineus (F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1901) for South America. Due to the strategic geographic position of Colombia, which is a transition zone between Southern and Central American biotas, species inventories in different localities are important to fill distributional gaps. The number of known species of ctenids in Colombia is increased from 16 to 25 and these data will be useful for future studies in taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of this family.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. New records of dasiops spp (diptera: lonchaeidae) associated with pasiflora grown in colombia / nuevos registros de dasiops spp (diptera: lonchaeidae) asociados a pasifloras cultivadas en colombia

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    Ángela Patricia Castro Ávila; Cheslavo Korytkowski; Everth Emilio Ebratt Ravelo; Helena Luisa Margarita Brochero; Maikol Yohanny Santamaría Galindo

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    Abstract. Four new records for Dasiops were registered for Colombia: Dasiops brevicornis (Williston, 1896), D. rugifrons Henning 1948, D. plaumanni McAlpine 1964 y D. chotanus Korytkowski 1971. All samples were collected in McPhail traps located in passiflora crops. Aspect related with their taxonomy, biology and geographical distribution are presented.Resumen. Se registran cuatro especies del género Dasiops para Colombia: Dasiops brevicornis (Williston, 1896), D. rugifrons Henning, 1948, D. ...

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Acupuntura un tratamiento viable para las adicciones en colombia

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    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...

  11. 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.

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    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 (...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

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

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    Tamasco Torres, Gisela

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    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...

  15. A new species of Caenis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae) from Colombia

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    Molineri, Carlos

    2009-01-01

    La nueva especie Caenis tarapoto es descripta a partir de imagos machos colectados en la región Amazónica de Colombia. Esta nueva especie se caracteriza por una coloración general castaña oscura, triángulo prosternal aguzado anteriormente, patas anteriores 0.7-0.9 veces la longitud del cuerpo, forceps aguzados en el ápice, esclerito central de la placa estilígera elongado, penes con margen posterior suavemente convexo y con lóbulos peneanos completamente fusionados y proyectados lateralmente....

  16. Ciencia y tecnología, perspectiva para Colombia

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    Laura Mendivil Anaya

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente art iculo hace un recorrido por los siguientes temas: la importancia de la inversión en Ciencia y Tecnología, el panorama mundial de la inversión en Ciencia y Tecnología, así como la Ciencla y la Tecnología en Colombia, profundizando en el Sistema de Ciencia y Tecnología, el presupuesto asignado y las posibles rutas para cualificar el tema en el país.

  17. 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.

  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. A new species of Caenis (Ephemeroptera: Caenidae from Colombia

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    Carlos MOLINERI

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La nueva especie Caenis tarapoto es descripta a partir de imagos machos colectados en la región Amazónica de Colombia. Esta nueva especie se caracteriza por una coloración general castaña oscura, triángulo prosternal aguzado anteriormente, patas anteriores 0.7-0.9 veces la longitud del cuerpo, forceps aguzados en el ápice, esclerito central de la placa estilígera elongado, penes con margen posterior suavemente convexo y con lóbulos peneanos completamente fusionados y proyectados lateralmente.

  20. 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, ...

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. ¿Hay o no hay conflicto armado en Colombia?

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    Rafael Nieto Navia

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo busca demostrar que, no obstante que el Gobierno piense otra cosa, en Colombia existe un conflicto armado nterno. De esa consideración no se pueden derivar consecuencias tales como que se trate de grupos armados “beligerantes” con subjetividad internacional. Esos grupos son, además, terroristas y, como no reúnen las condiciones que el derecho internacional exige, no pueden ser reconocidos como sujetos.

  4. 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.

  5. ?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

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Enhanced Orographic Tropical Rainfall: An Study of the Colombia's rainfall

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    Peñaranda, V. M.; Hoyos Ortiz, C. D.; Mesa, O. J.

    2015-12-01

    Convection in tropical regions may be enhanced by orographic barriers. The orographic enhancement is an intensification of rain rates caused by the forced lifting of air over a mountainous structure. Orographic heavy rainfall events, occasionally, comes along by flooding, debris flow and substantial amount of looses, either economics or human lives. Most of the heavy convective rainfall events, occurred in Colombia, have left a lot of victims and material damages by flash flooding. An urgent action is required by either scientific communities or society, helping to find preventive solutions against these kind of events. Various scientific literature reports address the feedback process between the convection and the local orographic structures. The orographic enhancement could arise by several physical mechanism: precipitation transport on leeward side, convection triggered by the forcing of air over topography, the seeder-feeder mechanism, among others. The identification of the physical mechanisms for orographic enhancement of rainfall has not been studied over Colombia. As far as we know, orographic convective tropical rainfall is just the main factor for the altitudinal belt of maximum precipitation, but the lack of detailed hydro-meteorological measurements have precluded a complete understanding of the tropical rainfall in Colombia and its complex terrain. The emergence of the multifractal theory for rainfall has opened a field of research which builds a framework for parsimonious modeling of physical process. Studies about the scaling behavior of orographic rainfall have found some modulating functions between the rainfall intensity probability distribution and the terrain elevation. The overall objective is to advance in the understanding of the orographic influence over the Colombian tropical rainfall based on observations and scaling-analysis techniques. We use rainfall maps, weather radars scans and ground-based rainfall data. The research strategy is

  14. 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, ...

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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

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    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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

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

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    Alejandro Bernal Rodríguez

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    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...

  1. Plan Colombia II: ¿más de lo mismo? / Plan Colombia II: More of the Same?

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    Diana Marcela Rojas.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available In early 2007 the Colombian government introduced the Strategy for the Strengthening of Democracy and Social Development 2007-2013. This strategy is considered Plan Colombia’s second phase and it seeks to garner support from the international community to consolidate the Plan’s goals as well of those of the Policy of Democratic Security. This article analyzes the content of Plan Colombia II in order to identify the reasons for extending this strategy and the changes it contains compared to the initial plan. The author also highlights possible implications for state actions vis-à-vis the armed conflict and Colombian relations with the United States.

  2. 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

  3. La estrategia de inflación objetivo en Colombia

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    Johanna Inés Cárdenas Pinzón

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo examina las principales características que debe tener una economía para adoptar este tipo de régimen (Esquema de Inflación Objetivo;además hace énfasis en el manejo de la política monetaria en Colombia en la década de los noventa, en 1991 la Constitución Política de Colombia le otorga independencia al Banco de la República y le adjudica como principal objetivo velar por el poder adquisitivo de la moneda, de esta forma se da inicio al cambio de régimen monetario, se empiezan a adoptar algunos de los elementos del esquema de inflación objetivo. En 1994 se cambia de régimen cambiario,se pasa del esquema de minidevaluaciones diarias (crawling peg al sistema de bandas cambiarias, en 1999 se deja flotar del todo la tasa de cambio y a principios del nuevo milenio se adopta completamente el esquema de inflación objetivo utilizando como principal instrumento las Operaciones de Mercado Abierto (OMAs.

  4. Internal travel and risk of dengue transmission in Colombia.

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    Chaparro, Pablo E; de la Hoz, Fernando; Lozano Becerra, Juan C; Repetto, Silvia A; Alba Soto, Catalina D

    2014-09-01

    Human behavior plays a key role in the dynamics of dengue transmission. However, research on the relationship between human movement and dengue transmission within endemic countries is limited. From January 2008 to December 2011, the authors of this study conducted a retrospective analysis of imported dengue infections in Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá is a vector-transmission-free city that is also the capital district and most populated municipality in Colombia. The study revealed that 1) Bogotá inhabitants acquired dengue infection in diverse localities throughout the country but the largest proportion of cases (35.6%) were contracted at popular tourist destinations in dengue-endemic areas near Bogotá (<200-km radius from city limits), and 2) the number of imported dengue cases increased after major holidays, a transmission pattern not seen in dengue-endemic areas, where disease incidence correlates with rainy periods. It is therefore recommended that physicians consider the effect of travel when diagnosing their patients' illnesses, especially outside dengue-endemic areas where diagnosis of the disease can be challenging due to its nonspecific symptoms. The study also showed that analysis of dengue cases imported to regions free of vector transmission can generate an evidence-based model for characterizing the impact of human movement on the spread of diseases like dengue in countries where they are endemic. PMID:25418771

  5. Manuscrito sobre una procura de paz en Colombia

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    Raúl Gustavo Ferreyra

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available La abrumadora mayoría de los órdenes jurídicos estatales disponen un escalonamiento jerárquico y emplazan a la constitución como base indisponible del sistema de fuentes. Las escrituras del derecho constitucional, ciudadanas y seglares, deberían orientarse, principalmente, hacia la ordenación de la paz relativa de la comunidad estatal. La República de Colombia tiene fundamentos elegantes, sobrios y apropiados en su orden constitucional para fundar la paz, entendida como una edificación perenne de la especie humana. La rebeldía contra la guerra o cualquier tipo de conflicto bélico, interno o externo, siempre ha de ser inquebrantable y tenaz. Las nuevas palabras que reformarían la Constitución Política de Colombia de 1991, contenidas en el Acto Legislativo número 4 del 2015, en sintonía con el acuerdo de paz que se firmaría en 2016 –pese a su complejidad y alguna exorbitancia menor–, significan una contribución relevante para ordenar la paz y detener la guerra.

  6. [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

  7. Incrementando las relaciones comerciales entre Colombia y China

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    JAIME RAFAEL AHCAR OLMOS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Después de las reformas de fi nales de los años setenta, China consiguió su despegue económico a tal punto que, en la actualidad, se consolida como uno de los mercados más importantes del mundo, recibiendo la atención de investigadores y hombres de negocios a lo largo del planeta. En Colombia existen pocos estudios que hayan explorado las relaciones comerciales con China; en tal sentido, el presente artículo ofrece una amplia revisión de fuentes estadísticas y referencias bibliográfi cas, dando luces sobre las características y los factores que afectan las relaciones comerciales bilaterales. Los resultados muestran que, si bien China es un valioso proveedor de mercancías para Colombia, las exportaciones hacia ese país aún se encuentran por debajo de su potencial, y se genera un défi cit comercial enorme. También muestra que las exportaciones colombianas hacia China se hallan concentradas en unos pocos productos y que dado el tamaño y potencialidad de esta economía, se deberían comenzar negociaciones comerciales que busquen la fi rma de un acuerdo de libre comercio que permita incrementar el comercio entre ambos países.

  8. El contexto actual del derecho de la imagen en Colombia

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    Diego Fernando Guzmán Delgado

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La regulación del derecho a la imagen en Colombia se encuentra dispersa en diferentes tipos de leyes. Por un lado, sus aspectos sustanciales se pueden encontrar en la Ley de Derechos de Autor y en el régimen marcario. Además, la Corte Constitucional constantemente desarrolla jurisprudencialmente el derecho a la imagen reconociéndole el carácter de derecho fundamental autónomo sujeto a la acción de tutela. Recientemente, la regulación de protección de datos personales ha creado nuevos requisitos formales para las licencias de uso de imagen al considerarla un dato personal. Esto implica que los redactores de este tipo de contratos deben tener una perspectiva amplia sobre el derecho a la imagen por cuanto su inobservancia puede dar lugar a la nulidad o terminación anticipada. Tradicionalmente, los autores han abordado el tema de dos maneras distintas. Algunos se aproximan al derecho como si hubiese una sola ley, pasando por alto las diferencias sutiles que confiere cada tipo de protección. Otros lo presentan como si se tratara de regulaciones compartimentadas que no se afectan entre sí. En este artículo se analiza cómo todos estos diferentes regímenes inciden en la redacción de las licencias de uso de imagen en Colombia.

  9. La televisión Colombia es de autor

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    Omar Rincón

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Colombia tiene una marca narrativa en televisión. Somos el país de Yo soy Betty, la fea y Café con aroma de mujer y por eso Fernando Gaitán es nuestro gran contador cultural, así como lo fue antes García Márquez y su realismo mágico o Botero y sus gorditos divertidos. Nuestra marca Colombia de ficción televisiva se caracteriza por ser esa que hace otro melodrama e intenta otras éticas y estéticas, que innova y emociona distinto. Una ficción de autor. Eso comenzó desde el 13 de junio de 1954 cuando se inauguró la pequeña pantalla para conmemorar el primer año de gobierno del general Rojas Pinilla. En la primera emisión El niño del pantano, una breve de ficción adaptada para televisión de un cuento original de Bernardo Romero Lozano, ya marcaba el rumbo. Desde ese primer día la televisión colombiana buscó ser una mezcla entre lo de élite y lo popular, entre el gran drama y la comedia.

  10. [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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 .

  13. Ciudadanías y homosexualidades en Colombia

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    Jorge Luis Aparicio Erazo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta analizar las maneras en que las personas homosexuales están accediendo al ejercicio de las ciudadanías en Colombia. Se arguye que la participación ciudadana de los homosexuales no depende ni se agota únicamente en la dimensión política formal y normativa, sino que va de la mano de procesos individuales, informales y micropolíticos; así como de las negociaciones entre ambas esferas. Desde esta perspectiva, cobran importancia tanto las acciones realizadas por los grupos activistas formales como toda una serie de prácticas cotidianas y vinculaciones no formales que se transforman en mecanismos de integración o extrañamiento subjetivo de las homosexualidades en la sociedad. This article attempts to analyze the ways in which gay people can access the exercise of citizenship in Colombia. It is argued that citizen participation of homosexuals doesn’t depend nor is exhausted by the political and normative dimension, but that it goes hand in hand with individual, informal and micropolitical processes; as well as negotiations between the two areas. From this perspective, the actions realized by the formal activist groups, as well as a series of everyday actions and informal associations (that are transformed into mechanisms of integration or subjective alienation of homosexuals in society gain importance.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. The Grand Aurorae Borealis Seen in Colombia in 1859

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    Cárdenas, Freddy Moreno; Domínguez, Santiago Vargas

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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. Ingeniería y café en Colombia

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    C.E. Oliveros-Tascón

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Los aportes de ingeniería son claves para la sostenibilidad económica, ambiental y social de la caficultura, que en Colombia desarrollan cerca de 600.000 familias. La ingeniería ha contribuido con tecnologías que han permitido hacer más eficientes y sostenibles las labores agrícolas y el procesamiento del café a través de trabajos de investigación rigurosos. Se han generado tecnologías para recolección del café, para el beneficio ecológico del café por vía húmeda con reducción en el consumo de agua y control de la contaminación de más del 90%; así mismo, se han entregado tecnologías apropiadas para el secado solar y mecánico de café./ Engineering contributions are crucial for the economic, environmental and social sustainability of coffee growing in Colombia, undertaken by approximately 600.000 families. Through rigorous research, engineering has allowed the development of technologies that render agricultural labors and processes more efficient and sustainable. Technologies have been developed for manual harvesting, wet processing of coffee with a reduction of over 98% of water consumption and over 90% of water contamination, and appropriate efficient solar and mechanical coffee dryers.

  18. [Colombia: what has happened with its health reform?].

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    Gómez-Arias, Rubén Darío; Nieto, Emmanuel

    2014-01-01

    The health reform adopted in Colombia in 1993 was promoted by different agencies as the model to follow in matters of health policy. Following the guidelines of the Washington Consensus and the World Bank, the Government of Colombia, with the support of national political and economic elites, reorganized the management of health services based on market principles, dismantled the state system, increased finances of the sector, assigned the management of the system to the private sector, segmented the provision of services, and promoted interaction of actors in a competitive scheme of low regulation. After 20 years of implementation, the Colombian model shows serious flaws and is an object of controversy. The Government has weakened as the governing entity for health; private groups that manage the resources were established as strong centers of economic and political power; and violations of the right to health increased. Additionally, corruption and service cost overruns have put a strain on the sustainability of the system, and the state network is in danger of closing. Despite its loss of prestige at the internal level, various actors within and outside the country tend to keep the model based on contextual reforms.

  19. Proyectos educativos: estudio comparativo entre Venezuela y Colombia

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    Mineira Finol

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El Proyecto Educativo Integral Comunitario (PEIC y el Proyecto Educativo Institucional constituyen la categoría de comparación entre Venezuela y Colombia; a tal fin, este estudio de tipo comparativo-documental se centró en determinar congruencias y discrepancias entre PEIC y PEI, utilizando el método comparativo estructurado en cuatro fases: descripción, interpretación, yuxtaposición y comparación, propuesto por Hilker y Bereday (1972 Entre los resultados se tienen: congruencias en cuanto surgen sobre las bases de diagnóstico externos efectuados por organismos internacionales UNESCO, CEPAL ante la inefectividad y baja productividad de ambos países; a nivel interno responden a políticas educativas reformadoras de currículum y leyes,. Discrepancias referidas al tiempo de implementación; en Venezuela a partir de 1996; Colombia en 1992; este último, consolidó las bases para la participación a través del gobierno escolar y de un sistema de evaluación institucional, muy incipiente en Venezuela.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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    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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

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

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

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    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...

  7. 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

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    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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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    Carlos Molineri

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 imagos machos colectados en la región Amazónica de Colombia. Esta nueva especie se caracteriza por una coloración general castaña oscura, triángulo prosternal aguzado anteriormente, patas anteriores 0.7-0.9 veces la longitud del cuerpo, forceps aguzados en el ápice, esclerito central de la placa estilígera elongado, penes con margen posterior suavemente convexo y con lóbulos peneanos completamente fusionados y proyectados lateralmente.

  11. 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

  12. Internally displaced "victims of armed conflict" in Colombia: the trajectory and trauma signature of forced migration.

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    Shultz, James M; Garfin, Dana Rose; Espinel, Zelde; Araya, Ricardo; Oquendo, Maria A; Wainberg, Milton L; Chaskel, Roberto; Gaviria, Silvia L; Ordóñez, Anna E; Espinola, Maria; Wilson, Fiona E; Muñoz García, Natalia; Gómez Ceballos, Angela Milena; Garcia-Barcena, Yanira; Verdeli, Helen; Neria, Yuval

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    While conflict-induced forced migration is a global phenomenon, the situation in Colombia, South America, is distinctive. Colombia has ranked either first or second in the number of internally displaced persons for 10 years, a consequence of decades of armed conflict compounded by high prevalence of drug trafficking. The displacement trajectory for displaced persons in Colombia proceeds through a sequence of stages: (1) pre-expulsion threats and vulnerability, (2) expulsion, (3) migration, (4) initial adaptation to relocation, (5) protracted resettlement (the end point for most forced migrants), and, rarely, (6) return to the community of origin. Trauma signature analysis, an evidence-based method that elucidates the physical and psychological consequences associated with exposures to harm and loss during disasters and complex emergencies, was used to identify the psychological risk factors and potentially traumatic events experienced by conflict-displaced persons in Colombia, stratified across the phases of displacement. Trauma and loss are experienced differentially throughout the pathway of displacement.

  13. 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

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    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.

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    Sandra M. Sánchez

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    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.

  17. Frutos y semillas de un bosque subandino en Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Obando Polo Sandra Heliany

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia los estudios sobre la morfología de frutos y semillas son escasos, especialmenteen plantas silvestres. En este estudio se caracterizó y analizó la morfología externa de los frutosy semillas de un bosque relictual localizado a 2.000 m, en los Andes de Colombia. Se estu-diaron los frutos y semillas de 60 especies nativas de tipo arbóreo y arbustivo distribuidas en34 familias y 53 géneros. Los frutos y semillas se colectaron durante la época de muestreodesde julio de 2001 a mayo de 2002. El estudio se basa en su totalidad del material frescoobtenido en el campo y en contadas excepciones se consultó material existente en los ejem-plares del Herbario Nacional Colombiano, principalmente para especies con estructuras detipo seco cuya morfología no sufre deformación en el secado. Los caracteres externos de los fru-tos y semillas muestran variación entre las familias y entre especies. Los caracteres de mayorutilidad taxonómica para las dos estructuras carpológicas son tamaño y forma estructural,aunque por sí solos no ofrecen una clara delimitación de las especies. De manera específica,en los frutos la superficie del exocarpo y en las semillas la superficie de la cubierta seminal sonlos más relevantes. En los resultados se incluyen aspectos taxonómicos y florísticos, se registrauna especie de Mabea (Euphorbiaceae nueva para la ciencia la cual está siendo descritaseparadamente, así como un nuevo registro para Colombia de una subespecie de Psychotria(Rubiaceae que solo había sido encontrada en Venezuela. Se elaboraron descripciones, clavessinópticas y dicotómicas e ilustraciones para los frutos y las semillas, para cada especie seincluye además la descripción general vegetativa, su distribución y usos. Los resultados finalesse esperan publicar en un manual de identificación de frutos y semillas.

  18. 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...

  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. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. Commodity Export Prices and the Real Exchange Rate in Developing Countries: Coffee in Colombia

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    Sebastian Edwards

    1985-01-01

    In this paper a model that analyzes the interaction between changes in commodity export prices, money creation, inflation, and the real exchange rate in a developing country is developed. The model is then tested using data for Colombia. A number of experts have argued that the fluctuations of Colombia's real exchange rate have been mainly determined by world coffee price changes, with more observers emphasizing the consequences of coffee price changes on money creation and inflation. The res...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  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 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 ...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. Percepciones y dimensiones de la crisis humanitaria y de derechos humanos en colombia.

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    Marcela Ceballos.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available This document analyzes several aspects of the humanitarian crisis in Colombia, including the perceptions of threat held by distinct governments regarding the humanitarian crisis and the armed conflict, the significance of concepts such as humanitarian crisis and human rights crisis, and internal armed conflict, and its acknowledgment by intergovernmental and state institutions. In addition, several regional manifestations of the humanitarian crisis, linked to conjunctural aspects of the crisis, are discussed, with emphasis on forced displacement in Colombia's border regions.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Sexualidad, Ciencia y Profesión en Colombia

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    Facundo, Angela; Brigeiro, Mauro; PARRA, IRENE

    2014-01-01

    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...

  1. COLOMBIA Y SUS COMPROMISOS CON LA PRIMERA INFANCIA

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    Nicolás Simarra Torres

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available 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 momento actual, lo que aporta una visión sobre los avances pero también los grandes retos a que se enfrenta el país.

  2. 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.

  3. Radon soil increases before volcano-tectonic earthquakes in Colombia

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    Garzon, G.; Serna, D. [Inst. de Investigacion e Informacion Geocientifica, Mineroambiental y Nuclear - INGEOMINAS, Volcanological and Seismological Observatory at Manizales (Colombia); Diago, J. [INGEOMINAS, Volcanological and Seismological Observatory at Popayan (Colombia); Moran, C. [INGEOMINAS, Volcanological and Seismological Observatory at Pasto (Colombia)

    2003-07-01

    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.)

  4. CONFLICTO, VIOLENCIA SOCIOECONÓMICA Y DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZADO EN COLOMBIA

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    Andrés Felipe Mora Cortés

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo introduce el concepto de violencia socioeconómica, que se refiere a mecanismos de regulación de conflictos distributivos y prácticas gubernamentales que eliminan las condiciones base para la reproducción de la vida. Se identifican tres expresiones clave de la violencia socioeconómica: el despojo, la inseguridad económica y la no generación de oportunidades. El artículo insiste en el efecto desproporcionado que dichas expresiones de violencia socioeconómica tienen sobre la población desplazada; también defiende la necesidad de una agenda mínima que erradique la violencia como lógica reguladora de los conflictos distributivos y que sirva de base para la construcción de paz con justicia social en Colombia.

  5. Gubernamentalización y Estado Social en Colombia

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    Esther Parra Ramírez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se pretende analizar la relación entre el proceso de gubernamentalización del Estado colombiano y el sistema de reproducción bipartidista luego de la crisis del modelo liberal clásico. Si bien, entre la I y la II Guerra Mundial se dio en Occidente un replanteamiento de la figura Estado a través del inevitable reconocimiento de la clase obrera como sujeto colectivo dinámico y de la adecuación de las instituciones hacia el Estado social, en Colombia la pretendida intervención del Estado bajo el principio de justicia social, sería obstaculizada por el reclutamiento partidista del personal administrativo y por la primacía de los intereses privados sobre los del Estado.

  6. 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.

  7. Agrocombustibles y soberanía alimentaria en Colombia

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    Álvaro Javier Ávila Díaz

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 costos de oportunidad que paga la sociedad en inversión social y deterioro ambiental. Se recomienda una diversificación de cultivos que garantice la soberanía alimentaria del país y que contribuya a mejorar la calidad de vida de la población rural, que alcanza altos índices de pobreza e indigencia.

  8. 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

  9. Exégesis de los delitos en Colombia, 2011

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    Ervyn Norza Céspedes

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito contiene un estudio descriptivo y analítico de los datos delictivos consolidados por la Policía Nacional en Colombia durante el año 2011, y reflexiona en la criminogenia observada en todo el territorio nacional, utilizando mapas criminales con la intención de avizorar geográficamente las dinámicas delictuales regionales. De otra parte, efectúa una descripción comparativa de los delitos de impacto social en los años 2010 y 2011, para luego cavilar sobre las principales variables en cada tipo penal y las modalidades utilizadas por los victimarios; finaliza en la presentación de tablas con índices estadísticos y el análisis espacial de los comportamientos criminosos de mayor impacto en el país.

  10. Explaining Patterns of Urban Violence in Medellin, Colombia

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    Caroline Doyle

    2016-02-01

    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.

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

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    Thompson, D. [Coal Export Services International, Inc. (United States)

    1998-12-31

    The coal seams uplifted by the Perija and Sierra Nevada de Santa marta Mountains along the border of Colombia and Venezuela are high quality reserves with low mining ratios that are in close proximity to the coast. Since the late 70`s and early 80`s, various mining developments have increased the production of these reserves to its current level of 37 million tons per year. Most of the production is shipped to European and to North and South American markets. Further exploitation of these reserves will require significant investments in mine development, inland transportation, and port facilities. This paper will summarize the current status of the Colombian and Venezuelan coal industry, as well as the potential and challenges for increased production and exportation.

  12. 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.

  13. Colombia in the seventies of the twentieth Century

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    César Augusto Ayala Diago

    2010-10-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. COLOMBIA: UNA REVISIÓN EN TRES DICCIONARIOS PARA BACHILLERATO

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    Eufrocina Rojas Arregocés

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo ofrece un análisis del sistema de ejemplificación en los diccionarios escolares utilizados por los alumnos de bachillerato en Colombia. Para tal fin, se seleccionaron tres diccionarios y, con base en ellos, se escogió un número limitado, pero representativo, de entradas y acepciones a analizar. Finalmente, se examinaron los ejemplos por cada diccionario. El análisis de los ejemplos tuvo tres objetivos: constatar qué presencia tienen los ejemplos en los diccionarios estudiados, investigar qué función o funciones cumplen estos en cada diccionario y, por último, examinar las características que presentan los ejemplos y su coherencia con el entorno lingüístico y social del estudiante colombiano.

  16. Leishmaniosis cutánea en Colombia y género Gender and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia

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    Iván Darío Velez

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia, tradicionalmente se ha visto la leishmaniosis como un problema de Salud Pública para hombres adultos dado que se considera que la transmisión es selvática y que ellos empiezan a infectarse cuando entran a los biotopos del vector con el fin de utilizar los recursos naturales. Sin embargo, el Programa de Estudio y Control de Enfermedades Tropicales (PECET ha observado iguales proporciones de hombres y mujeres con leishmaniosis activa y pruebas cutáneas positivas. Algunos factores, hasta ahora nunca analizados, parecen distorsionar el patrón de la enfermedad y al parecer existen diferencias inherentes al género relacionadas con el acceso a la atención en salud. Como consecuencia, el sufrimiento humano no es aliviado y las repercusiones socio-económicas para las amas de casa son significativas. El Ministerio de Salud subestima la magnitud de la transmisión intra y peridomiciliaria y la detección de casos activos se descuida para mujeres, por lo cual se deben mejorar los programas de control de leishmaniosis, especialmente en lo relacionado con la detección de casos activos, entrenamiento y educación, de tal forma que el diagnóstico se realice en forma más rápida.Leishmaniasis in Colombia has traditionally been seen as a health risk for adult males, as they become infected when they enter the vector's biotopes to tap natural resources. National health statistics seem to confirm this theory. However, during field studies, the Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (PECET observed both equal proportions of men and women with active leishmaniasis and delayed hypersensitivity skin tests and equal proportions of males and females having had contact with the parasite from early childhood. Several factors that have not been analyzed in depth in Colombia thus far appear to distort the disease's epidemiological pattern in the country, and gender-linked differences in access to health care appear to exist. As a

  17. 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.

  18. Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview

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    Medina José

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    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

  19. Serotypes of Salmonella in Broiler Carcasses Marketed at Ibague, Colombia.

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    JM Rodriguez

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Salmonella enterica is a large group of Gram-negative bacteria responsible for a number of foodborne infections associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry products. The hygienic status of raw chicken meat marketed at Ibague, Tolima, Colombia, is currently unknown. To address this issue, a cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of Salmonella spp., in raw chicken marketed at different outlets in this city. Salmonella spp. was isolated by standard microbiological methods, followed by biochemical, serological, and molecular confirmation. Additionally, risk factors associated with the presence of the bacteria were identified. The prevalence of Salmonella in raw chicken was 17.41% (47/270, and 14 different serotypes were found, out of which S. Paratyphi B (36.17%, S. Hvittingfoss (19.15% and S. Muenster (10.64% were the most prevalent and represented 65.95% of all serotypes. Amplification of 284 bp of the invA gene was achieved by PCR in a number of randomly selected isolates. Raw chicken as the only type of meat sold at stores (odds ratio: 2,157, p<0.05, and stainless steel as a contact surface of chicken meat (odds ratio: 13,29, p<0.05, were found to be potential risk factors for the presence of Salmonella in chicken meat. This work serves as a reference about the current status of Salmonella in chicken meat marketed in Ibague, Tolima, Colombia, and indicates the need to establish appropriate control and contingency measures to minimize the presence of the bacteria in raw chicken to prevent its transmission to humans.

  20. Hospital medication errors in a pharmacovigilance system in Colombia.

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    Machado Alba, Jorge Enrique; Moreno Gutiérrez, Paula Andrea; Moncada Escobar, Juan Carlos

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    Objetivos: analizar los errores de medicacion reportados en un sistema de farmacovigilancia en 26 hospitales para pacientes del sistema de salud de Colombia. Métodos: estudio retrospectivo que evaluo las bases de datos sistematizadas de reportes de errores de medicacion entre el 1 de enero de 2008 y el 12 de septiembre de 2013 de los medicamentos dispensados por la empresa Audifarma S.A a hospitales de Colombia. Se utilizo la clasificacion taxonomica del National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP). El analisis de los datos se realizo mediante SPSS 22.0 para Windows Se determino como nivel de significacion estadistica una p < 0,05. Resultados: se reportaron 9.062 EM en 45 servicios farmaceuticos hospitalarios. El 51,9% (n = 4.707) de los errores realmente se produjeron, de los cuales el 12,0% (n = 567) afectaron al paciente (categorias C a I) y causaron dano (categorias E a I) a 17 (0,36%). El proceso implicado en los EM ocurridos (categorias B a I) con mayor frecuencia fue la prescripcion (n = 1.758, 37,3%), seguido por la dispensacion (n = 1.737, 36,9%), la transcripcion (n = 970, 20,6%) y, por ultimo, la administracion (n = 242, 5,1%). Los errores relacionados con los procesos de administracion aumentaban 45,2 veces el riesgo de que el medicamento erroneo afectara al paciente (IC 95% 20,2-100,9). Conclusiones: es necesario aumentar la cobertura de los sistemas de reporte de errores de medicacion, y crear estrategias para su prevencion, especialmente en la etapa de administracion del medicamento.

  1. Registros de Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae en nuevas localidades de Colombia.

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    Mauricio Barreto

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los insectos del género Lutzomyia son vectores biológicos de bacterias, protozoarios y virus que atacan tanto a los seres humanos como a los animales. Tienen importancia sobre todo por cuanto las hembras, que son hematófagas, transmiten las diversas formas de leishmaniasis. En Colombia diferentes estudios han comunicado la distribución geográfica de estos dípteros. Con el presente trabajo se informan las especies en distintas localidades y se incluyen varios lugares sin registros conocidos antes. Materiales y métodos: Los ejemplares de este estudio se capturaron cuando pretendían picar a los colectores y con trampas donde el cebo era la luz o un animal. Varios especimenes se atraparon en sitios de reposo. A los flebótomos así obtenidos se les trató con diversos sistemas para poder disecarlos y montarlos entre lámina y laminilla a fin de hacer las identificaciones hasta especie. Resultados: A partir del estudio de 716 representantes, 124 machos y 592 hembras del género Lutzomyia, en 46 sitios de 29 municipios, 11 departamentos, fue posible identificar 33 especies. Discusión: Se amplía en forma considerable la distribución geográfica de los miembros del género Lutzomyia en varios sitios de Colombia. Se menciona la importancia de algunas especies antropofílicas en su responsabilidad como transmisores de enfermedades, sobre todo de las distintas leishmaniasis y se destaca la necesidad de estudios sistemáticos y taxonómicos a fin de fijar sus papeles en la diseminación de agentes patógenos que afectan a los seres humanos.

  2. [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.

  3. 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.

  4. Registros de Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae en nuevas localidades de Colombia

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    María Elena Burbano

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los insectos del género Lutzomyia son vectores biológicos de bacterias, protozoarios y virus que atacan tanto a los seres humanos como a los animales. Tienen importancia sobre todo por cuanto las hembras, que son hematófagas, transmiten las diversas formas de leishmaniasis. En Colombia diferentes estudios han comunicado la distribución geográfica de estos dípteros. Con el presente trabajo se informan las especies en distintas localidades y se incluyen varios lugares sin registros conocidos antes. Materiales y métodos: Los ejemplares de este estudio se capturaron cuando pretendían picar a los colectores y con trampas donde el cebo era la luz o un animal. Varios especimenes se atraparon en sitios de reposo. A los flebótomos así obtenidos se les trató con diversos sistemas para poder disecarlos y montarlos entre lámina y laminilla a fin de hacer las identificaciones hasta especie. Resultados: A partir del estudio de 716 representantes, 124 machos y 592 hembras del género Lutzomyia, en 46 sitios de 29 municipios, 11 departamentos, fue posible identificar 33 especies. Discusión: Se amplía en forma considerable la distribución geográfica de los miembros del género Lutzomyia en varios sitios de Colombia. Se menciona la importancia de algunas especies antropofílicas en su responsabilidad como transmisores de enfermedades, sobre todo de las distintas leishmaniasis y se destaca la necesidad de estudios sistemáticos y taxonómicos a fin de fijar sus papeles en la diseminación de agentes patógenos que afectan a los seres humanos.

  5. Chocó, Colombia: a hotspot of human biodiversity

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    Medina-Rivas, Miguel A.; Norris, Emily T.; Rishishwar, Lavanya; Conley, Andrew B.; Medrano-Trochez, Camila; Valderrama-Aguirre, Augusto; Vannberg, Fredrik O.; Mariño-Ramírez, Leonardo; Jordan, I. King

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    Objective Chocó is a state located on the Pacific coast of Colombia that has a majority Afro-Colombian population. The objective of this study was to characterize the genetic ancestry, admixture and diversity of the population of Chocó, Colombia. Methodology Genetic variation was characterized for a sample of 101 donors (61 female and 40 male) from the state of Chocó. Genotypes were determined for each individual via the characterization of 610,545 single nucleotide polymorphisms genome-wide. Haplotypes for the uniparental mitochondrial DNA (female) and Y-DNA (male) chromosomes were also determined. These data were used for comparative analyses with a number of worldwide populations, including putative ancestral populations from Africa, the Americas and Europe, along with several admixed American populations. Results The population of Chocó has predominantly African genetic ancestry (75.8%) with approximately equal parts European (13.4%) and Native American (11.1%) ancestry. Chocó shows relatively high levels of three-way genetic admixture, and far higher levels of Native American ancestry, compared to other New World African populations from the Caribbean and the United States. There is a striking pattern of sex-specific ancestry in Chocó, with Native American admixture along the female lineage and European admixture along the male lineage. The population of Chocó is also characterized by relatively high levels of overall genetic diversity compared to both putative ancestral populations and other admixed American populations. Conclusion These results suggest a unique genetic heritage for the population of Chocó and underscore the profound human genetic diversity that can be found in the region.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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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    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...

  9. 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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    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...

  10. COCCOIDEA DE COLOMBIA, CON ÉNFASIS EN LAS COCHINILLAS HARINOSAS (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE COCCOIDEA OF COLOMBIA , WITH EMPHASIS ON MEALY BUGS (HEMIPTERA: PSEUDOCOCCIDAE

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    Andrea Amalia Ramos Portilla

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    Full Text Available La presente revisión pretende reunir la mayor cantidad de información generada sobre estudios básicos del grupo Coccoidea con énfasis en Pseudococcidae para Colombia. Se revisaron en detalle 34 publicaciones, 11 nacionales y 23 internacionales sobre las escamas y chinches harinosas de Colombia. En total en Colombia se registran 216 especies de escamas, cochinillas y chinches harinosas de la superfamilia Coccoidea, agrupadas en 11 familias, las cuales atacan 88 familias de hospederos botánicos. 70 especies de escamas pertenecen a la familia Pseudococcidae, las cuales representan el 24% del total (282 de las especies de pseudocóccidos reportados en Centro y Suramérica. En la región del Caribe existen 24 géneros de importancia económica; 20 de estos se encuentran en Colombia. Para éstos, además de nombrar sus especies, se detalla su distribución geográfica, plantas hospederas y aspectos de su biología. 13 especies de Pseudococcidae se constituyen en serias amenazas como plagas potenciales entre los países que conforman la región Caribe.This review article attempts to summarize the majority of the information obtained from basic studies of the Coccoidea group, with emphasis on Pseudococcidae, in Colombia . Thirtyfour publications (23 international and 11 Colombian on the scales and mealy bugs of Colombia were reviewed. In total, Colombia has 216 species of scales, lice and mealy bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, grouped into 11 families, that attack 88 families of botanical hosts. Seventy species of scales belonging to the Pseudococcidae family, representing 24% of the total (282 of the species of pseudococcids reported for Central and South America. In the Caribbean region, there are 24 genera of economic importance; 20 of these occur in Colombia . For these species, in addition to listing the species names, this review details their geographic distribution, host plants, and some aspects of their biology. Thirteen species of

  11. 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)

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    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

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

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    Alejandro Bernal Rodríguez

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    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

  13. Taxation and lack of legitimacy in Colombia Tributación y falta de legitimidad en Colombia

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    López Héctor F.

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    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.

  14. Discursos y disciplinamiento de la pobreza en la población desplazada por la violencia en Colombia (Discourses of poverty: a case of displacement population in Colombia

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    Diego Andrés Guevara Fletcher

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es señalar las distintas posiciones de los agentes que intervienen en el tema del desplazamiento forzoso en Colombia. Esto es, cómo la población en situación de desplazamiento producto de la violencia, siente y evalúa su condición así como la apreciación y percepción de actores del orden institucional que intervienen sobre esta problemática. En este sentido, la pobreza se convierte en un término que puede ser producido y reproducido por la sociedad. Los anteriores análisis se realizaron con base en información cualitativa y cuantitativa efectuada a la asociación de desplazados de Florida Valle, –Adesflovale– en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, al sur occidente de Colombia.The following article highlights the different discursive positions of the agents involved in the issue of forced displacement in Colombia. These are, as the population living in displacement situation and feel your condition and the various entities of national and international order that speak to this issue. In this sense, poverty becomes a term that can be produced and reproduced by society. The above analysis was conducted based on qualitative and quantitative information on the Florida association of displaced Valle, –Adesflovalle– in the department of Valle del Cauca, south western Colombia.

  15. Colombia, Many Countries in One: Economic Growth, Environmental Sustainability, Sociocultural Divergence and Biodiversity. Profile and Paradox. Volumes I and II. Fulbright Hays Summer Seminars Abroad 1997 (Colombia).

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    This Fulbright Summer Seminar focused on the environmental challenge posed by Colombia's biodiversity and addressed the relationship between the last decade of Colombian economic development and the country's sociocultural situation, taking into account its historical background and the role of natural resources in a context of sustainable…

  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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    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. Potential for Great Thrust Earthquakes in NE Colombia & NW Venezuela

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    Bilham, R. G.; Mencin, D.

    2013-05-01

    Sixty-five percent of the ≈19 mm/yr eastward velocity of the Caribbean Plate north of Aruba and the Guajira peninsula relative to the South American plate is accommodated by dextral slip on the Bocono Fault system in NW Venezuela at 12±1 mm/yr, the remaining ~3 mm/yr of shear apparently distributed to the NW of the fault (Perez et al., 2011). The N40E strike of the Bocono fault system, however, requires that 10.6±1 mm/yr of convergence should accompany this partitioned dextral shear, but GPS measurements reveal that less than 25% of this convergence occurs across the Venezuelan Andes. The remaining 6-8 mm of convergence is presumably accommodated by incipient subduction between the Bocono fault and a trench 300 km NW of the northern coast of Colombia. Hence NW Venezuela and NE Colombia may occasionally host great earthquakes. Our current poor understanding of the geometry of the plate interface permits the plate to be locked 300 km down-dip and possibly 600 km along-strike, and if the plate slips in 10 m ruptures it could do so every 1200 years in a M~9 earthquake. No great earthquake has occurred since 1492, since when ~4 m of potential slip has developed, but should slip occur on just 10% of the hypothesized décollement (100x150 km) it could do so now in an Mw=8.2 earthquake. In that a potential Mw>8 earthquake poses a future seismic and tsunami threat to the Caribbean it is important to examine whether great earthquakes have occurred previously near the NW Venezuela coast. It is possible that creep accommodates the entire convergence signal, since there is no suggestion from microseismicity for an abrupt locked-to-sliding transition, as, for example, signifies its location in the Himalaya. An alternative measure of future potential seismic energy release is to identify the locus and rate of present-day strain contraction. To this end, Venezuelan, Colombian and US (CU and UNAVCO) investigators are installing an array of more than a dozen continuous operating

  19. Evaporite deposits of Bogota area, Cordillera Oriental, Colombia

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    McLaughlin, Donald H.

    1972-01-01

    Four evaporite-bearing stratigraphic zones are known in Cretaceous strata of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia north and east of Bogota. The easternmost and oldest zone is probably of Berriasian to Valanginian age. The next oldest is probably late Barremian to early Aptian in age. The third appears to be Aptian. The westernmost and best known sequence in the Sabana de Bogota is Turonian to early Coniacian in age. This youngest sequence contains the thickest salt deposits known in Colombia and is probably the most widespread geographically. Most of the rock salt exposed in the three accessible mines (at Zipaquira, Nemocon, and Upin) has a characteristic lamination of alternating slightly argillaceous and highly argillaceous salt layers of varied but moderate thickness. Black, calcareous claystone, commonly very pyritic, is interbedded conformably with the laminated salt in many places throughout the deposits. Fragments of black claystone derived from the thinner interbeds are ubiquitous in all deposits, both as concordant breccia zones and as isolated clasts. Anhydrite is scarce at Zipaquira and apparently even rarer at Nemocon and Upin. Gypsum is produced at three small deposits in the oldest evaporite zone where it probably was concentrated by leaching of salt initially associated with it. The two intervening evaporite zones are not exposed, but their existence and distribution are indicated by brine springs and locally by "rute," a distinctive black, calcareous mud formed by the leaching of salt beds. Fossils show that the youngest salt-claystone zone, in the Sabana de Bogota, is contemporary with associated hematitic sandstone and siltstone, and with carbonaceous and locally coaly claystone. Although evidence is poor, this same facies relation probably exists within the other three evaporite zones. All salt deposits in this study probably are associated with anticlines, a relation best exemplified by the deposits on the Sabana de Bogota. Within these

  20. ORDENANDO EL CAOS: ELECCIONES LEGISLATIVAS Y REFORMA ELECTORAL EN COLOMBIA

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    Juan Carlos Rodríguez Raga

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta los resultados de las elecciones al Senado de marzo de 2006, este artículo hace una evaluación de la reforma política de 2003 en Colombia a partir de sus elementos constitutivos: el umbral, la cifra repartidora, las listas únicas y el voto preferente. Dicho análisis permite establecer que la reforma cumple con su objetivo básico de fomentar la cohesión partidista en el plano electoral. El artículo incluye, además, un análisis de los factores que, en el contexto de las nuevas reglas, estarían incidiendo en las posibilidades de éxito electoral de los candidatos al Senado. En la conclusión, se discute cómo la reforma, por diseño, sólo tiene alcances en el comportamiento electoral de los partidos y cómo, para efectivamente producir un sistema de partidos cohesionados y disciplinados, es necesario modificar también el comportamiento legislativo de los partidos y el esquema de financiación de campañasBased on the results of the March 2006 Senatorial races, this article assesses the 2003 political reform in Colombia by considering its central features: electoral threshold, d'Hondt formula, limitation of one list per party, and optional open lists. Our analysis shows that the reform satisfies its most basic goal of promoting party cohesion in the electoral dimension. The article also includes an analysis of the factors that, given the new set of rules, affect the likelihoods of electoral success for senatorial candidates. In the conclusion, the article discusses how the political reform, by design, can only have an impact on the electoral behavior of the parties. It also argues that it is necessary to modify the legislative behavior of the parties and the structure of campaign financing in order to produce parties that are effectively cohesive and disciplined

  1. Actitudes lingüísticas en Colombia

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    Julio Bernal

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de Bogotá, hacia al español de Colombia y el de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigaciones (NRC. La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando a una muestra de 400 personas, estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. Los resultados muestran que el habla de la capital cuenta con alto prestigio entre los bogotanos, en comparación con menor estima por las hablas de la costa del Caribe y la región nariñense, al sur del país; asimismo sienten una alta autoestima lingüística, ya que consideran el habla colombiana como parte esencial de la identidad nacional y poseedora de una corrección lingüística que supera la del español hablado en España, México y la Argentina. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of native Spanish speakers from Bogotá, towards Spanish spoken in Colombia and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is a result of the LIAS-Project (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, funded by The Norwegian Research Council (NRC. The data were gathered in the capital of the country, interviewing a stratified sample of 400 persons, based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The results of the project show that Spanish spoken in the capital has higher prestige than Spanish spoken on the Caribbean coast and in Nariño, the southern region of the country; the respondents show high linguistic self-esteem for Colombian Spanish, which they consider an essential part of their national identity, the linguistic correctness of which goes beyond that of Spanish spoken in Spain, Mexico and Argentina.

  2. El derecho disciplinario en Colombia. “Estado del arte”

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    Carlos Arturo Gómez Pavajeau

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available En el Derecho disciplinario de los últimos quince años, si bien se ha reafirmado su pertenencia como especie del género Derecho sancionador, ha adquirido autonomía e independencia frente al Derecho penal. Postulados filosóficos comunes los unen, pero también existen especificidades que lo diferencian, aspectos cruciales de una metodología dogmática que permite fundar los institutos que le dan forma y vida a la estructura dogmática sobre en la cual se soporta cada uno de los modelos de responsabilidad que se nos ofrecen. El trasegar temporal y la práctica de los operadores jurídicos han mostrado algunas dificultades para la consideración del estatus de ciencia autónoma e independiente que ha adquirido el Derecho disciplinario; no obstante, en los años 2009 y 2010, la jurisprudencia consolidó los logros de tal conceptualización, según se expone a continuación, a partir de los rasgos fundamentales de las categorías y subcategorías dogmáticas del Derecho disciplinario en Colombia. Este escrito se ha realizado teniendo en cuenta limitaciones espacio-temporales. En primer lugar, pretende ser un documento descriptivo de lo que ha sucedido en la doctrina y jurisprudencia de los tribunales colombianos; en segundo lugar está limitado, esencialmente, a dar cuenta de lo que se ha estimado sobre el tema en los dos últimos años. Para una mayor comprensión quiero comprometerme con la idea de presentar, al lector nacional e internacional, el “estado actual del arte” en Colombia y sugerir tendencias en cada uno de los temas tratados. Para el efecto trataré el amplio espectro de las temáticas que componen la materia disciplinaria, abordándolas desde la perspectiva filosófica, de derecho sustancial, de derecho procesal y del control contencioso administrativo de la actividad disciplinaria.

  3. Conflicto educativo y cultura política en Colombia

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    Martha Cecilia Herrera

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available La intensidad y crecimiento de las manifestaciones de la violencia en Colombia parecen señalar que la edificación de un proyecto colectivo debe estar mediado por la creación de un orden institucional que sea capaz de saldar la gran deuda social existente en el país y que, a su vez, proporcione mecanismos eficaces para resolver las disputas sociales sin recurrir al aniquilamiento individual o colectivo como fórmula válida y legítima de regulación de la vida social. Así mismo, en este contexto se ha puesto en discusión el papel que la educación puede jugar en la creación y afianzamiento de un proyecto cultural democrático. En esta perspectiva, nos interesa abordar tres puntos específicos en el presente artículo. Primero, mostrar algunas características esenciales del conflicto en la cultura política colombiana. Segundo se-ñalar a manera de esbozo el estado de la discusión en torno a las teorías del conflicto y observar la relación que existe entre la solución de los conflictos y la construcción de cultura democrática. Tercero, considerar el papel que puede jugar la educación en el proceso de construcción de un proyecto cultural democrático.The intensity and growth of manifestations of violence in Colombia appear to signal that the construction of a collective project should be mediated by the creation of an institutional order that is able to come to terms with the high social debt in the country and that at the same time, can provide effective mechanisms for solving social disputes way of regulation of social life. Likewise, in this context we a discussion is put forward about the role that education can play in the creation and establishment of a cultural democratic project. In this perspective, we approach three specific points in this article. First, to show some essential characteristics of conflict in Colombian political culture. Second, to sketch the outline of the state of the discussion around theories of

  4. UNIVERSIDAD ILUSTRADA NEOGRANADINA E INDEPENDENCIA DE COLOMBIA (1810 - 2010

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    Fernando Betancourt Serna

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    Full Text Available El autor revisa la común opinión según la cual el intendente D. Juan Francisco Gutiérrez de Piñeres en 1779 dio marcha atrás en la reforma universitaria ilustrada del fiscal D. Francisco Antonio Moreno y Escandón en 1774 en el Nuevo Reino de Granada (Colombia. Eso es cierto en relación con el plan de estudios de filosofía y teología. No así en relación con el plan de estudios de jurisprudencia. En efecto, los dos ilustrados, el neogranadino y el castellano, no sólo mantuvieron el plan de estudios de jurisprudencia de 1774, sino que, además, cediendo sutilmente en aquellos planes de filosofía y teología para «volver al método de antes», es decir, el escolástico -en franca decadencia-, añadieron la asignatura de Derecho público, natural y de gentes, adoptando como manual la obra de J. G. Heinnecio (1681 - 1741, «Elementa iuris naturae et gentium» (1738; autor incardinado en la corriente europea del derecho natural racionalista y, por tanto, pieza fundamental en las ideas liberales. En las pocas universidades de la monarquía española que la habían introducido fue abolida por real orden de 31 de julio de 1794 y ejecutada en el Nuevo Reino de Granada al año siguiente. Así pues, durante quince años aproximadamente los juristas peninsulares y neogranadinos se formaron en los ideales políticos de la Ilustración. Por tanto, demasiado tarde para desactivar, tanto en la Península como en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, esa «carga de efecto retardado». De ellos, 28 neogranadinos cayeron fusilados en la guerra de independencia de Colombia. Perdió así el naciente estado-nación su dirigencia jurídico política de primera línea. Circunstancia absolutamente determinante en sentido negativo para el posterior desarrollo político de la sociedad colombiana.

  5. The diversity of flower flies (Diptera: syrphidae) in Colombia and their neotropical distribution.

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    Montoya, A L; Pérez, S P; Wolff, M

    2012-02-01

    In Colombia, like most Neotropical countries, faunistic studies on flower flies have been occasional and most of them have been primarily focused on taxonomy. Colombia is the second-most species-rich country in flower fly diversity in the Neotropics after Brazil, and has one of the highest numbers of species per unit area (2.49 per 10,000 km²), based on a review of literature and national collections. Including new data presented here, a total of 47 genera and 300 species are recorded in Colombia. The genera Scaeva Fabricius and Lycastrirhyncha Bigot, as well as 101 species are recorded here for the first time. The altitudinal range and the distribution of the flower fly genera in Colombia are presented. A preliminary comparison of the fauna of Colombia with that of other Neotropical countries is given. A historical perspective is also provided in order to illustrate how Colombian Syrphidae knowledge has progressed over the last 168 years. Information presented here will be useful for ongoing and future biodiversity research as well as conservation projects on Syrphidae in the Neotropical region.

  6. Cotylophoron panamensis (digenea: paramphistomidae) in cattle from Meta and Guaviare, Colombia

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    Some species of Paramphistomidae (Trematoda: Digenea) that parasitize the digestive system of ruminants can cause decreases in milk and meat production. In Colombia, paramphistomosis cattle have been recorded from 1) dairy farms at high altitudes in the mountains of Antioquia (northwestern Colombia) where Cotylophoron cotylophorum was described as the causative agent; and 2) from lowland savannas in eastern Colombia, which has been attributed to several species of Paramphistomidae but with records remaining to be confirmed. Therefore, the discovery of digenea of cattle slaughtered in Guamal, Meta (eastern Colombia), was an opportunity to start with the description of the Paramphistomidae in this region. Between 2006 and 2008, we sampled 715 adult flukes from the rumen of 32 cattle from the departments of Meta and Guaviare. The morphological analysis shows that the adult has the following features typical of the family Paramphistomidae: Laurers canal crossing the excretory vesicle and opening posteriorly to the excretory pore; acetabulum small as in the genus Cotylophoron; pharynx as in Calicophoron; genital sucker without sphincter; absence of esophageal bulb and the lateral and dorsal vitellaria converging posteriorly in the body, below the acetabulum, as in C. panamensis. This study confirms the presence of paramfistomosis in Meta and it is the first report of Cotylophoron panamensis in cattle from the department of Guaviare, therefore expanding its geographic range in Colombia.

  7. 78 FR 69640 - Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Swiss Chard From Colombia Into the Continental...

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    ... published a notice\\1\\ in the Federal Register on July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40688-40689, Docket No. APHIS- 2013... From Colombia Into the Continental United States AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service... importation into the continental United States of Swiss chard from Colombia. Based on the findings of a...

  8. 77 FR 77035 - U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Bogota, Columbia and Panama City...

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    ... Register of December 4, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012-29306 on page 71778, first column, correct the subject... International Trade Administration U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Bogota, Columbia... Register of December 4, 2012 regarding the U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama May...

  9. François Correa Rubio (editor y coautor Infancia y trabajo infantil indígena en Colombia

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    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 

  10. Partículas flexuosas de aspecto viral aisladas de achira (canna edulis ker.) afectada por clorosis en colombia

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    Observaciones al microscopio electrónico de extractos de hojas de achira (Canna edulis) afectada por una clorosis, precedente del departamento del Huila (Colombia) revelaron la presencia de partículas flexuosas de aspecto viral de aproximadamente 600 nm x 10 nm. Este es el primer reporte de partículas flexuosas de aspecto viral infectando a achira en Colombia.

  11. La asistencia europea a colombia: ¿una contribución virtual a un plan virtual de paz?.

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    Joaquín Roy.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a detailed analysis of current European assistance to Colombia, indicating the differences between European and American perceptions of the causes of the problems that plague the country as reflected in their respective views of Plan Colombia. The European perspective ¡s illustrated by presenting the critical positions taken by various entities regarding Plan Colombia's excessive military focus, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, Spain and other European states. The author examines the contrasting view that stresses a broader range of needs and problems in Colombia to which the European Union's aid should respond, the difficulties met in this approach, and the philosophic basis of the European contribution to Colombia.

  12. Determinación ambiental de la salud: un reto para Colombia /Environmental health determination: a challenge for Colombia

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    Martha L. Vaca B

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available La sociedad actual se ha visto abocada a dar respuestas articuladas y con una visión integradora a los temas de condiciones de salud de la población, el cuidado de los recursos naturales y la generación de mecanismos de crecimiento económico sostenible. El presente artículo se enfoca en analizar tres aspectos básicos sobre la determinación ambiental de la salud, como un punto focal que puede integrar estos tres desafíos. En primera instancia, se precisa la definición del ambiente en sus diferentes concepciones como determinante de la salud; en segundo lugar, se plantean diferentes enfoques en torno a la salud ambiental; y finalmente, se proponen algunos conceptos que pueden ayudar a orientar y enriquecer tanto la discusión como la práctica de la salud pública en el tema de la determinación ambiental de la salud y la calidad de vida. Adicionalmente se analizan los principales aportes de la Política Pública de Salud Ambiental de Bogotá como un primer paso hacia la determinación social de la salud en Colombia. Society has been committed to provide articulated and integrated answers regarding issues such as population health conditions, natural resources conservation and sustainable economic growth. This essay focuses on analyzing three basic aspects of environmental health determination as a focal subject in order to face these challenges. First, the definition of environment as a determinant of health is clarified. Second, different approaches concerning environmental health are presented. Finally, some concepts are proposed which may guide and enrich both the discussion and practice of public health in environmental health and quality of life determination. Additionally, the main contributions of the Environmental Health Public Policy in Bogotá (Política Pública de Salud Ambiental as a first step towards the social determination of health in Colombia are discussed

  13. BIOPROSPECTING AS A POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM FOR COLOMBIA Bioprospección como posible mecanismo de desarrollo para Colombia

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    LUZ MARINA MELGAREJO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Bioprospecting has been on the agenda for discussion by the government, the academic community, businesses and other pertinent actors for many years now; it is an integral topic representing a potential approach to exploit biodiversity to the fullest. This document presents some definitions of what bioprospecting is (some restrictive, others with a broader perspective, depending on different approaches, actors, target markets and countries in the context of a mechanism for development and cooperation concerning the construction of capacities, advantages and disadvantages. It was found that bioprospecting in Colombia has been developing from a broad perspective (systematic study of biological-genetic resources, transformation into a product which has led to strengthening some value chains, small- and/or large-scale marketing and some advances in intellectual property rights and the distribution of benefits in order to provide greater benefits for the nation.La bioprospección ha sido durante varios años tema de discusión por los gobiernos, la comunidad académica, las empresas, y otros actores que se integran en el proceso, como potencial de acercamiento y uso de la diversidad biológica. A través del presente documento se presentan algunas definiciones de lo que es la bioprospección (algunas restrictivas otras de perspectiva amplia, dependientes de diferentes aproximaciones, actores, blanco de mercado, contexto del país, entre otros, la bioprospección como mecanismo de desarrollo y cooperación para la construcción de capacidades, ventajas y desventajas. Se encuentra que en Colombia se ha venido desarrollando bioprospección desde la perspectiva amplia (estudio sistemático del recurso biológico-genético, transformación en un producto lo que ha permitido el fortalecimiento de algunas cadenas de valor, comercialización a pequeña o gran escala y algunos avances en temas de propiedad intelectual y distribución de beneficios lo cual

  14. EL DARWINISMO EN COLOMBIA: VISIONES DE LA NATURALEZA Y LA SOCIEDAD Darwinism in Colombia: Visions of nature and society

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    Full Text Available Como ocurría en otros países latinoamericanos, durante el último cuarto del siglo XIX, el darwinismo generó en Colombia intensas discusiones entre sus partidarios y opositores. En el presente trabajo se describe el ambiente social en que se inscribieron las polémicas y se muestra la diferente participación que tuvieron distintos grupos, entre ellos, naturalistas, médicos, intelectuales, abogados, políticos y estudiantes universitarios, quienes vincularon la teoría de la evolución a sus diversas preocupaciones. Se evidencia cómo el debate fue simultáneamente científico y político, y abarcó temas como la reforma educativa y la educación de los jóvenes y de las mujeres, la religión y las relaciones entre la Iglesia y el Estado, y preguntas fundamentales acerca de la nación y la constitución racial de la población. Las polémicas en torno al darwinismo involucraron indistintamente al positivismo de Spencer y sus ideas acerca de la sociedad, la naturaleza humana y los límites del naturalismo científico.As was the case in other Latin-American countries, during the last quarter of the 19th century in Colombia, Darwinism generated intense discussion between its followers and its opponents. In the present work, I describe the social environment in which these polemics occurred and the participation of different groups, including naturalists, physicians, intellectuals, lawyers, politicians and university students, all of whom linked the theory of evolution to their different concerns. I present evidence about how the debate was simultaneously scientific and political and covered themes such as educational reform and the education of young people and women, religion and the relations between the Church and the State, and fundamental questions about the nation and the racial constitution of the population. The polemics around Darwinism were indistinctly related to the positivism of Spencer and his ideas about society, human nature and

  15. The hydrothermal system of Volcan Puracé, Colombia

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    Sturchio, Neil C.; Williams, Stanley N.; Sano, Yuji

    1993-05-01

    This paper presents chemical and isotopic data for thermal waters, gases and S deposits from Volcan Puracé (summit elevation ˜4600 m) in SW Colombia. Hot gas discharges from fumaroles in and around the summit crater, and thermal waters discharge from three areas on its flanks. The waters from all areas have δD values of-75±1, indicating a single recharge area at high elevation on the volcano. Aircorrected values of3He/4He in thermal waters range from 3.8 to 6.7 RA, and approach those for crater fumarole gas (6.1 7.1 RA), indicating widespread addition of magmatic volatiles. An economic S deposit (El Vinagre) is being mined in the Rio Vinagre fault zone at 3600 m elevation. Sulfur isotopic data are consistent with a magmatic origin for S species in thermal waters and gases, and for the S ore deposit. Isotopic equilibration between S species may have occurred at 220±40°C, which overlaps possible equilibration temperatures (170±40°C) determined by a variety of other geothermometers for neutral thermal waters. Apparent CH4-CO2 equilibration temperatures for gases from thermal springs (400±50°C) and crater fumaroles (520±60°C) reflect higher temperatures deeper in the system. Hot magmatic gas ascending through the Rio Vinagre fault zone is though to have precipitated S and generated thermal waters by interaction with descending meteoric waters.

  16. Sprawl and Fragmentation. The case of Medellin Region in Colombia

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Sprawl and fragmentation are phenomena common to many cities but they do have particularities depending on the geographic, economic and societal context.  This paper will examine the particularities of these two phenomena, intrinsically related, in the Aburra Valley (the metropolitan area of Medellin – Colombia.  The phenomena will be analyzed from their origins, their different manifestations and the possible solutions of control within this context.Low density and discontinuous urban growth is a matter of great interest to city governments, transport authorities, urban planners, economists, sociologists and environmentalists. From a technical view, sprawl is associated with negative effects such as larger commuting times and greater consumption of fuel, which also means increase of pollution; increase in capital investment to accommodate population growth in space; acceleration of inner-city urban decline due to the abandonment of former urban spaces, social segregation manifested in spatial mismatch of population (poor living in inner city, rich living in peripheral areas.  But from the citizen’s perspective, regardless of income, small low-density communities, which shape sprawl, are an ideal of living. This dichotomy with its implicit factors represents a big challenge to contemporary urban governance.

  17. Styles of Knowledge Production in Colombia, 1850-1920.

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    García, Mónica; Pohl-Valero, Stefan

    2016-09-01

    Argument Using the notion of styles of knowledge we refer to the ways diverse scientific communities claim to produce true knowledge, their understandings regarding the attitudes and values that scientists should have in order to grasp natural and social reality, and the practices and technologies developed within such styles. This paper analyzes scientific and medical enterprises that explored the relationship between environment, population, and society in Colombia between 1850 and 1920. We argue that similar styles of knowledge production were shared in human geography, medical geography, and climatic physiology at the mid-nineteenth century; and that some physicians working in bacteriology and physiology since the 1880s established epistemic boundaries between their work and earlier scientific activities, while others found these distinctions irrelevant. However, the historical actors committed to any of the styles of knowledge production explored in this article agreed on the local specificity of their objects of inquiry, therefore questioning European science. These styles of knowledge production also shaped different ways of perceiving and addressing national problems. Hence, this article is a contribution to the recent literature on both historical epistemology and social and cultural history of science and medicine. PMID:27574000

  18. Preliminary Study of Mental Retardation in Rovira (Tolima, Colombia

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    Luis Gustavo Celis

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available limitationsin performance, significant deficiencyin intelligence and adaptative behavior, causingclinical and social disability. Most patients withmental retardation in Colombia do not receiveclinical genetics evaluation. The aims of thepresent study are to evaluate and characterizea group of patients with mental retardationfrom the population of Rovira. The presentstudy included twenty five patients with mentalretardation from Rovira (Tolima whichwere studied by clinical examination, metabolicscreening (ferric chloride, nitrosonaphtol,silver nitroprusiate, dinitrophenylhydrazineand benedict and cytogenetics (G-Bandingkariotype. Pesticide detection was perfomedby random sampling of water and tomatoes intwenty different places of water distribution,the center of the town and crop fields. A familywith three affected sibs (two females, onemale with mental retardation was identified,suggesting a genetic component. Metabolicscreening was negative and karyotypes werenormal. The analyses performed for organophosphateswere positive in 100% of the samples.Carbamates were positive in 60% of thewater source and 100% of tomato samples. Allthe samples tested were negative for organochlorides.Further studies as molecular fragile-X test, will be performed.

  19. Petroleum systems of the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia

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    Sarmiento, L.F.; Rangel, A. [Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo, Bucaramanga (Colombia). ECOPETROL

    2004-03-01

    In the Upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia, four petroleum systems were identified. Two petroleum systems are located in the Girardot sub-basin and the other two in the Neiva sub- basin. Limestones laterally changing to shales of the lower part of the Villeta Gp, deposited during Albian and Turonian marine flooding events, constitutes the main source rocks of the oil families. These rocks contain 1-4% TOC and type II kerogen. The littoral quartz arenites of the Caballos (Albian) and Monserrate (Maastrichtian) Fms. are the main reservoir rocks. Seal rocks are Cretaceous and Paleocene shales. Overburden includes the Cretaceous rocks and the Tertiary molasse deposited simultaneously with development of two opposite verging thrust systems during Cenozoic time. These deformation events were responsible for trap creation. Except for the Villarrica area, where the source rock reached maturity during the Paleocene, generation occurred during Miocene. Two oil families are identified, each in both sub-basins: One derived from a clay-rich source and the second from a carbonate-rich source rock lithofacies of the lower part of Villeta Gp. Geochemical source-rock to oil correlations are demonstrated for the three of the petroleum systems. Up-dip lateral migration distances are relatively short and faults served as vertical migration pathways. A huge amount of oil was probably degraded at surface, as a result of Miocene deformation and erosion. (author)

  20. Comportamiento sexual y erotismo en estudiantes universitarios, Cali, Colombia

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    Lina María García

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar los principales componentes de pensamiento y prácticas eróticas de los estudiantes de la Universidaddel Valle, Campus San Fernando.Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, durante los años 2008 y 2009 con 1,120 estudiantes estudiantes de dosfacultades de una universidad pública en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, para evaluar sus necesidades en salud sexual yreproductiva.Resultados: Se diseñó un sistema informático para el estudio. Fueron 695 (62% mujeres con una edad media de 20 años,con alta proporción de niveles socioeconómicos bajos. La edad media de inicio de relaciones sexuales fue 16 años sindiferencias por nivel educativo; 50% tuvo su primer coito antes de la adolescencia final y 42% ha tenido entre dos y cincoparejas sexuales. Las mujeres disfrutan menos las relaciones sexuales (p=0.022 con mayor proporción de relaciones extraparejaen los hombres (p<0.001.Conclusiones: Los hombres adoptan con mayor frecuencia comportamientos de riesgo en las prácticas eróticas tales comomayor número de parejas sexuales, mayor frecuencia de infidelidad, reportaron mayor placer durante las relaciones sexoeróticas.

  1. Valoración y riesgo crediticio en Colombia

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    Luis Ángel Meneses Cerón

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available 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 colombiano, a partir de las mismas, identifica los principales elementos a considerar en el momento de adelantar un proceso crediticio. Seguidamente, se examina la metodología de análisis financiero tradicional, se procede a destacar algunas experiencias a nivel de Latinoamérica con nuevos modelos probabilísticos de analisis financiero y finalmente, se señalan las bondades de dichos modelos, a partir de sus ventajas y desventajas.

  2. Styles of Knowledge Production in Colombia, 1850-1920.

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    García, Mónica; Pohl-Valero, Stefan

    2016-09-01

    Argument Using the notion of styles of knowledge we refer to the ways diverse scientific communities claim to produce true knowledge, their understandings regarding the attitudes and values that scientists should have in order to grasp natural and social reality, and the practices and technologies developed within such styles. This paper analyzes scientific and medical enterprises that explored the relationship between environment, population, and society in Colombia between 1850 and 1920. We argue that similar styles of knowledge production were shared in human geography, medical geography, and climatic physiology at the mid-nineteenth century; and that some physicians working in bacteriology and physiology since the 1880s established epistemic boundaries between their work and earlier scientific activities, while others found these distinctions irrelevant. However, the historical actors committed to any of the styles of knowledge production explored in this article agreed on the local specificity of their objects of inquiry, therefore questioning European science. These styles of knowledge production also shaped different ways of perceiving and addressing national problems. Hence, this article is a contribution to the recent literature on both historical epistemology and social and cultural history of science and medicine.

  3. Is periodontal disease a public health issue in Colombia?

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    Jorge Hernán Ramírez

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Oral health inequalities are a good indicator of socioeconomic contrasts in a country. This could be explained because people living in low socioeconomic strata receive an insufficient and inadequate education in oral health, lack the economic resources to visit a dentist, and frequently cannot acquire basic oral hygiene products. Furthermore, the limited economic resources designated in public health programs for oral diseases prevention and treatment are based in the misconception of separating oral health from general health and the idea of dental treatment as «esthetic» without recognizing the negative impact on people quality of life secondary to dental pain and tooth loss1. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO emphasized the need to promote oral health and published a guidance document for every nation to define their goals in oral health indicators by the year 20202. Periodontal disease is highly prevalent worldwide and is also a major cause of tooth loss. Gingivitis, the mildest form of periodontal disease is caused by the biofilm (bacterial plaque accumulating in the tooth surface adjacent to the gingival tissue (gums. Periodontitis, the more severe type of periodontal disease is characterized by the destruction of connective tissue and dental bone support after an inflammatory host response secondary to infection by periodontal bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Treponema denticola, Tannarella forsythensis, among others3. Untreated periodontitis may eventually cause tooth loss. In accordance with the Third National Survey of Oral Health (ENSAB III 50.2% of people living in Colombia have some degree of periodontal disease. Among those, 17.7% of the cases are classified from moderate to severe periodontitis4. Periodontitis causes an inflammatory response with elevation of multiple acute phase reactants like fibrinogen and C-Reactive Protein (CRP5. In diabetic patients periodontitis is

  4. Underground coal gasification technology impact on coal reserves in Colombia

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    John William Rosso Murillo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In situ coal gasification technology (Underground Coal Gasification–UCG– is an alternative to the traditional exploitation, due to it allows to reach the today’s inaccessible coal reserves’ recovery, to conventional mining technologies. In this article I answer the question on how the today’s reserves available volume, can be increased, given the possibility to exploit further and better the same resources. Mining is an important wealth resource in Colombia as a contributor to the national GDP. According with the Energy Ministry (Ministerio de Minas y Energía [1] mining has been around 5% of total GDP in the last years. This is a significant fact due to the existence of a considerable volume of reserves not accounted for (proved reserves at year 2010 were 6.700 million of tons. Source: INGEOMINAS and UPME, and the coal future role’s prospect, in the world energy production.

  5. Natural disasters and the media in Colombia: Information for prevention?

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    The relation between society and the treatment given by media to natural disasters have scarcely been studied in Colombia. This topic concerns the field of research called science communication. Interdisciplinary focus is needed in order to understand the conditions in which information is produced and the media construction of situation and more precisely public perception and appropriation. Some studies have shown that a tendency exists in media to dwell on the detailed description of success and to pass over explanations on causes and consequences given by scientists and experts. These explanations, when they exist, are limited and are even mixed with those of supernatural character. A closer comprehension of the way information is received is necessary, in order to understand that treatments of this type of information area not simple manipulations carried on by the media. It has been demonstrated that people are able to choose, as far as their imaginations are close to those proposed by media on the topic of natural disasters. Taking into account government and civil society responsibilities on this respect, the present paper, instead of avoiding it, invites to discuss the Colombian media responsibility on the topic of natural disaster prevention

  6. Oniromancia y perspectiva entre los ette del norte de Colombia

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    Juan Camilo Niño Vargas

    2009-07-01

    In some societies it is considered that dream interpretation is a meaningful and logic task. The explanation of this fact lies within the way in which the world has been socially constructed. The present paper focuses on the shape and articulation of these ideas among the Ette, an indigenous group of North Colombia that has granted the dream experience a central place in their everyday life. For this purpose, certain native notions about cos- mos and dream experience are described and analyzed. It is exposed how, for the Ette, the universe can be apprehended from different perspectives that, although differing from each other, are closely related. The way in which individuals experience the world while asleep is a special case of this conception. Thus, it is concluded that the main function of the dream inter- pretation is to make correspond the dream perspective and the common perspective, and in this way, relate two different levels of reality awareness. Keywords: ette, perspective, mode of existence and perception, dream, dream interpretation.

  7. Teaching EFL Academic Writing in Colombia: Reflections in Contrastive Rhetoric

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    Gómez Juan D.

    2011-04-01

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    This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context awareness would help said students in their writing of academic texts in English.

    Este ensayo relata observaciones acerca de las causas por las cuales los estudiantes de nivel avanzado de inglés como lengua extranjera tienen dificultades al redactar en dicha lengua. El ensayo señala algunas causas culturales, académicas y otras relacionadas con el campo específico de estudio, que podrían obstaculizar la asimilación de las normas del inglés escrito. Finalmente, propone que la enseñanza del reconocimiento de contexto les ayudaría a estos estudiantes a redactar textos académicos en inglés.

  8. Technological competences: a conceptual basis for technological development in Colombia

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    Óscar Fernando Castellanos Domínguez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available There are high levels of things unforeseen in the dynamics of supply and demand within the context of a changing economy, the- reby demanding that technological development requires high levels of efficiency offering pertinent solutions to social contexts and real market expectations. Technology is interpreted today from a broad perspective, involving hard and soft components. During the recent decade the specialised literature has emphasised that production apparatus development generally depends upon the latter. Aspects related to soft technology are not usually dealt with by academics and are practically ignored by the goods and services industry in countries having emergent economies. The present article proposes that technological competen- ce’s pertinence in production apparatus should be analysed, being involved as a key aspect of soft technology; a conceptual ba- se is thus initially reviewed and the topic’s development compared in different settings. The foregoing led to establishing the gaps between developed and emergent countries, in turn offering a basis for defining challenges in local contexts. Analysing the deve- lopment and impact of technological competence in the case of Colombia revealed the backward state of things, this being why recommendations are then made for promoting the topic.

  9. Assessment of cellulolytic microorganisms in soils of Nevados Park, Colombia

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    Lizeth Manuela Avellaneda-Torres

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A systematized survey was conducted to find soil-borne microbes that degrade cellulose in soils from unique ecosystems, such as the Superpáramo, Páramo, and the High Andean Forest in the Nevados National Natural Park (NNNP, Colombia. These high mountain ecosystems represent extreme environments, such as high levels of solar radiation, low atmospheric pressure, and extreme daily changes in temperature. Cellulolytic activity of the microorganisms was evaluated using qualitative tests, such as growth in selective media followed by staining with congo red and iodine, and quantitative tests to determine the activity of endoglucanase, β-glucosidase, exoglucanase, and total cellulase. Microorganisms were identified using molecular markers, such as the 16S rRNA gene for bacteria and the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS of ribosomal DNA for fungi. Multivariate statistical analysis (MVA was used to select microorganisms with high cellulolytic capacity. A total of 108 microorganisms were isolated from the soils and, in general, the enzymatic activities of fungi were higher than those of bacteria. Our results also found that none of the organisms studied were able to degrade all the components of the cellulose and it is therefore suggested that a combination of bacteria and/or fungi with various enzymatic activities be used to obtain high total cellulolytic activity. This study gives an overview of the potential microorganism that could be used for cellulose degradation in various biotechnological applications and for sustainable agricultural waste treatment.

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

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    Leonardo Güiza M

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available 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 diagnose the country’s gold mining activities and the excessive use of mercury in them, we used six information sources (semi-structured interviews, 2011 Census on Mining Activities, nine dependent and 21 independent variables. The study evidenced the miners’ partiality in favor of the use of mercury in the procurement of gold; the process is easy, quick and inexpensive. Mercury concentrations were found to be above tolerable levels. In response, government has opted for a policy of persecution of the activity rather than the promotion of their formalization.

  11. Characterization of a Zika Virus Isolate from Colombia

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    Lahon, Anismrita; Arya, Ravi P.; Kneubehl, Alexander R.; Vogt, Megan B.; Dailey Garnes, Natalie J. M.; Rico-Hesse, Rebecca

    2016-01-01

    Background Zika virus (Flavivirus genus) is the first mosquito-borne virus known to cause high rates of microcephaly and abortion in humans. Typically, Zika virus causes a self-limiting, systemic illness; however, the current outbreak of Zika virus in the Americas has been associated with increased rates of fetal malformations and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Very few Zika virus isolates have been described in the literature, and live viruses are needed to perform studies of pathogenesis and to develop vaccines and treatments. Methodology/Clinical findings We isolated Zika virus, strain FLR, directly from the serum of an individual infected in Barranquilla, Colombia (December, 2015). Here, we describe the patient’s clinical course and characterize strain FLR by its growth characteristics in mosquito and mammalian cells and its partial resistance to UV-inactivation. The full genome sequence of FLR was also analyzed (including the 3’ un-translated region), to determine its probable geographic origin, and to pinpoint structural differences from other Zika virus strains. Conclusions/Significance We anticipate that the study of this low passage, clinical isolate of Zika virus, which is available for worldwide distribution, will help uncover the mechanisms of viral replication and host immune responses contributing to the varied and sometimes severe clinical presentations seen during the current epidemic in the Americas. PMID:27654889

  12. POSTURAL ALTERATIONS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA (IN SPANISH

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    Wees-Verhelst Yolima

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: postural misalignment is the result of several factors such as the adoption of poor posture, mishandling of objects, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, stress and the lack of ergonomic furniture, among others. Objective: to describe the postural alterations in a school in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Methodology: this cross-sectional study evaluated the entire student population of a school. There were appraised 242 students. It was performed a physical examination and a plumb line was used to assess the deviation in the anterior, posterior, and lateral view of the anatomical planes in order to identify postural abnormalities. Results: the students were between five to 17 years old, being 60% male and 40% female. The most frequently observed postural abnormalities in the lower limbs were genu varum and supinator foot, being presented in all students. One-third of students had right hip elevation, 70% had metatarsus adductus, 51% had kyphosis, 48% had lordosis, 17% winged scapula and 54% had dextroscoliosis. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of several postural alterations in school children. The proper approach for these anomalies requires to promote the development of expertise among physiotherapists working in prevention and treatment of postural changes. Rev.cien.biomed. 2014;5(2:220-226. KEYWORDS Posture, Musculoskeletal and neural physiological phenomena, Lower extremity, Spine.

  13. Canine Leishmaniosis: tools for diagnosis in veterinary practice in Colombia

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    Víctor Acero P

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to perform a critical analysis and guide veterinarians in the management of canine Leishmaniosis. A systematic literature review was performed between 2005 and 2014 including scientific papers which take into account experiences and reports of: pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical presentation, treatment, vaccination, prevention and control strategies. We discuss the different aspects of VL management and aspects that should be taken into account depending on the country, after a patient is suspected or confirmed as positive, including the possibility of euthanasia. We describe the different clinical manifestations of the disease, diagnosis, signs and treatment of canine leishmaniosis. Canine leishmaniosis is present in different parts of the country, therefore it must be considered as a possible differential diagnosis in the veterinary clinic, in patients with dermatological and systemic signs that are compatible with various diseases. In Colombia, the patients diagnosed with cutaneous leishmaniasis could be treated and have a favorable prognosis, whereas in canines with diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis euthanasia should be considered because of the public health implications.

  14. Lecciones de psicología - Colombia siglo XIX

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    Gilberto Leonardo Oviedo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Manuel Ancízar publicó en 1851 sus Lecciones depsicología. El texto ha sido una muestra representativadel interés de los intelectuales colombianosde la época por esta disciplina. Los tratadistas dela historia de la psicología en Colombia han consideradoel siglo XIX como un periodo de pobrezaconceptual, caracterizado por el intento incipientede importar algunas prácticas profesionales de tipopsiquiátrico y educativo. Sin embargo, la obrade Ancízar mostró una amplia exposición sobre elobjeto de estudio de la psicología: la concienciahumana y las teorías que sirvieron de soporte a laformación de la nueva ciencia. El núcleo central dela obra gravitó en torno al drama secular, frente alcual Ancízar defendió el origen y la naturaleza sobrenaturaldel alma humana. El autor introdujo unapsicología ecléctica en la que las ideas modernas deorientación laica se integran con la concepción delalma como donación divina. La relectura de la obraha sido una labor pendiente e indispensable para lacomprensión de las formas ancestrales y autóctonasde acceder a los asuntos psicológicos.

  15. Review on hard coral recruitment (Cnidaria: Scleractinia in Colombia

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    Luisa F. Dueñas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Recruitment, defined and measured as the incorporation of new individuals (i.e. coral juveniles into a population, is a fundamentalprocess for ecologists, evolutionists and conservationists due to its direct effect on population structure and function. Because most coralpopulations are self-feeding, a breakdown in recruitment would lead to local extinction. Recruitment indirectly affects both renewal andmaintenance of existing and future coral communities, coral reef biodiversity (bottom-up effect and therefore coral reef resilience. This process has been used as an indirect measure of individual reproductive success (fitness and is the final stage of larval dispersal leading to population connectivity. As a result, recruitment has been proposed as an indicator of coral-reef health in marine protected areas, as well as a central aspect of the decision-making process concerning management and conservation. The creation of management plans to promote impact mitigation, rehabilitation and conservation of the Colombian coral reefs is a necessity that requires firstly, a review and integration of existing literature on scleractinian coral recruitment in Colombia and secondly, larger scale field studies. This motivated us to summarize and analyze all existing information on coral recruitment to determine the state of knowledge, isolate patterns, identify gaps, and suggest future lines of research.

  16. Sexual behavior and erotism in university students, Cali, Colombia

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    Liliana Arias

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To identify the main components related to the thoughts and erotic practices of students at Universidad del Valle, San Fernando Campus. Method: A descriptive study was conducted during 2008-2009 to evaluate the students´ necessities on sexual and reproductive health (SRH in two faculties in a public university in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. A total of 1120 students were evaluated. Results: An information technology system was designed for this study. Six hundred and ninety five (62% of the subjects were women with an average age of 20 years, mostly coming from underprivileged economic backgrounds. The average age for the beginning of sexual intercourse was 16 without differences by educational level. Fifty percent had their first intercourse before their final adolescence, 42.3% have had 2 to 5 sexual partners. Women enjoy sex with less frequency than men (p=0.022. Men have higher frequency of sexual intercourse outside of the couple than women (p=0.001. Conclusions: Men adopted risk behaviors in erotic practices such as more sexual couples, high frequency of unfaithfulness. Men report more pleasure in their erotic practices.

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

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    JIMÉNEZ, IRENE P.; CONN, JAN E.; BROCHERO, HELENA

    2015-01-01

    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%). Anopheles darlingi showed the highest human biting rate, and it was found naturally infected with Plasmodium vivax VK210 (0.119%) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. All species were collected biting both indoors and outdoors. Anopheles darlingi showed biting activity overnight with an indoor peak between 1200–0100 h. Therefore, we recommend that malaria prevention strategies focus on 1) insecticide-treated nets to reduce human–vector contact when people are most exposed and unprotected; 2) accurate diagnoses; 3) adequate treatment for patients; 4) more timely epidemiological notification; and 5) improved entomological surveillance. PMID:25102591

  18. Craftsmanship learning and its social reproduction in Colombia

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    Daniel Roberto Vega Torres

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 and design. However, craftsmen’s state of affairs has been affected by the global market competence, the local and touristic stuff, as well. As a result, craftsmanship has been considered as a pre-industrial and rather artistic activity circumscribed by consumer choices. But, craftsmanship is more than a value added technical production. It is the representation of remote societies daily life and a way to get through. Then, its preservation should go beyond the economic efforts to protect it and rely on its cultural and pedagogical features as historical and inherited wisdom.

  19. Sustainability: Actuality and necessity in the construction sector in Colombia

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    The construction industry, a part of being essential to achieve the society development, is also one of the main generators of solid waste and pollution, and it is also responsible for a great part of the landscape transformation and the energy usage. These are enough reasons for the industry not to be indifferent to the actual environmental problematic. This paper, which is intended for academic and professional community generally, presents a diagnosis about the current state of construction in Colombia regarding the environmental impact that it generates. To this end, it exposes the Colombian construction industry framed-related to its environmental impact, and documents, chronologically, the practices and strategies that have been used to reduce the negative impact on the environment throughout the time until nowadays. Finally, this document presents a survey result applied to a representative sample of constructive firms of the Valle de Aburra, Antioquia, where several aspects, regarding the concept of sustainable building and the environmental actions that the firm carries out, were inquired.

  20. Las Escuelas Normales de Varones del Siglo XIX en Colombia

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    Miryam Báez Osorio

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    Full Text Available En la década de los años setenta del siglo XIX, se fundaron doce escuelas normales de institutores en Colombia, así: una de carácter central, encargada de formar a los maestros para las demás escuelas normales del país, diez de carácter nacional en cada una de las capitales de los Estados Federados e incluso una más para el Estado de Bolívar con sede en Barranquilla. Además una escuela Normal por cuenta del Estado de Cundinamarca. La mayoría de las escuelas normales fueron organizadas y dirigidas por pedagogos alemanes que contrató el Estado colombiano. Todas las Instituciones asumieron la misión de preparar a los maestros, mediante el método pestalozziano que luego se encargaron de la educación primaria como política de popularización de la educación de los gobiernos radicales.

  1. Bigger opportunities of oil investment in Colombia, exploration and production

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    In accordance with that philosophy are occurring new and important steps to reinforce the oil sector: the amplification of the exploratory frontier by means of the incorporation of a bigger number of sedimentary areas, and the adoption of novel recruiting instruments. It is aware of the competition that exists in the attainment of fresh capitals of risk for the developments of the sector, but, equally optimistic of Colombia offers; the author explains the reach of the change that is giving to the system of oil recruiting, with the purpose of to incentive the exploratory investment and to guarantee to the country the self-sufficiency and the generation of surpluses exportable, bigger economic incentives for exploration of new areas with the purpose of enlarging the exploratory frontier. Stimuli to the exploration with areas that have projection for small fields, and more favorable conditions for the search of natural gas projects in front of the established terms for the petroleum by the govern, among other topics treaties

  2. El impuesto predial en Colombia: factores explicativos del recaudo.

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    Ana Maria Iregui B.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se evaluó el impacto que diversos factores económicos, políticos geográficos e institucionales pueden tener sobre el recaudo del impuesto predial en Colombia. Se utilizó la metodología de datos de panel para una muestra de 295 municipios, durante el periodo 1990-2002. Los resultados sugieren que la dependencia de las transferencias de la nación tiene un impacto negativo sobre el recaudo, aunque no significativo en los municipios más grandes. Por su parte, la violencia tiene un impacto negativo sobre el recaudo, siendo su efecto más importante en los municipios de tamaño mediano. Así mismo, la ubicación geográfica del municipio y el ciclo político inciden sobre el recaudo. Finalmente, se encontró que, en promedio, el recaudo per cápita es inferior en los municipios menos poblados del país.

  3. Governance of water resources in Colombia: Between progress and challenges

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    This work is an overview of water management in Colombia, emphasizing governance as a key element in this type of process. Therefore, from the collection and analysis of secondary data, identifies the evolution of water management in the country and, to that extent, aspects that reveal a crisis of governance in this area. In this sense, initially some relevant issues are raised in order to analyze the integrated water resource management and water governance. Later, it addresses factors that show that, despite significant progress in water management in the country, it is still to emerge a comprehensive approach that considers multiple criteria to provide governance on water resources. Thus, we propose that there is a crisis of governance on water expressed in terms of lack of experience and international context, lack of coordination and dispersion of water policy, ignorance of the various forms of local government, a wrong perception on the water abundance and richness of the country, and dissimulation or disinterest ignoring the many pressures that threaten water.

  4. Study of air pollution in the Aburra Valley, Colombia

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    Bedoya, J.; Bedoya, E.

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    A study of air pollution in the Aburra Valley, Colombia, showed that in 1978, the total vehicular (automobiles, buses, and trucks) fuel consumption, including gasoline, fuel oil, kerosine and aviation gasoline, was 136 million gal, which, based on EPA emission factors, produced 755 metric tons of particulate matter and 245 metric tons of sulfur dioxide. In the city of Medellin, during 1976-1979, sulfur dioxide concentrations averaged 40 jg/cu m annually at two sampling stations representing the worst cases, a value below the Colombian standard of 70 jg/cu m. The annual average for the city showed an increase of 22 jg/cu m in 1977 to 30 jg/cu m in 1979. In March 1978, the Olaya Herrera Airport in Aburra Valley was closed a number of hours due to lack of visibility caused by fumes; on 3/17/78, it was closed ten hours. The economic and demographic aspects of the Aburra Valley, industrial sources of pollution in the Valley and Colombian air pollution regulations are discussed.

  5. [Oral health: social representations among pregnant mothers. Medellin, Colombia].

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    Escobar-Paucar, Gloria; Sosa-Palacio, Catalina; Sánchez-Mejía, Angela

    2011-11-01

    Based on the theory of social representations, a qualitative investigation was conducted in order to assess social representations in oral heath in pregnant mothers living in an urban environment. Twenty-eight pregnant adult women attending a prenatal program at a health institution in the city of Medellín, Colombia, were interviewed. The interviews were recorded and transcribed; analysis was performed through open, axial and selective coding, in line with grounded theory. Findings revealed that although pregnant mothers are not greatly concerned about oral health after birth and in early childhood, it increases in importance during growth and development of the child when, besides chewing and feeding aspects, it acquires a socially important role. Analysis revealed how social representations anchored in tradition, with new elements from health professional discourses as well as mass media influences coexist in mothers in an urban environment. These include the close relationship between oral health and teeth, health linked to healthy practices as well as recourse to health services and oral health as a social advantage, related to esthetic aspects. PMID:22124835

  6. Gobernabilidad municipal en medio del conflicto armado en Colombia

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    José Adolfo Pedraza Beleño

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Ejercer el gobierno local en algunos municipios colombianos puede ser todo un reto en tanto tiene que desenvolverse en un contexto de disputa armada que dificulta, impide o restringe la acción de gobierno. En las últimas décadas se ha acentuado el conflicto armado en Colombia como consecuencia, en parte, del cambio de estrategia y la pugnaz lucha por el control local, el cual genera importantes dividendos. La acción de los grupos armados sobre los municipios se enmarca dentro de una generalidad lamentable en la historia colombiana. Uno de los intereses de este estudio es presentar el devenir de la injerencia de los grupos armados en el proceso gubernamental, pero también en la estructura social. Para ello se plantea en una primera parte el contexto en el que se enmarca la gobernabilidad; posteriormente se analiza el concepto de gobernabilidad teniendo en cuenta un escenario de conflicto armado y, finalmente, la importancia del municipio para los grupos armados ilegales teniendo como punto de partida la descentralización político-administrativa de principios de los años noventa.

  7. El fenómeno de bullying en Colombia

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    Ángela Paola Contreras Álvarez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe el nefasto fenómeno de violencia y hostigamiento en ambientes escolares denominado bullying o matoneo escolar, el cual, aunque ha sido analizado desde finales de los años setenta en los países escandinavos, tuvo auge en Colombia en el año 2000, adquiriendo fuerza y permanencia con el uso de redes sociales, evidenciando la falta de políticas nacionales educativas para la atención e intervención del problema, al igual que el olvido de educación en derechos humanos y resolución pacífica de conflictos en los colegios. Esta problemática se desarrolla a través del significado del bullying, la descripción de sus antecedentes, descripción general del fenómeno, relación de los deberes del Estado frente al tema, la concepción del fenómeno desde la perspectiva de la Corte Constitucional, concluyendo en algunas sugerencias para abordar la problemática escolar.

  8. Biocombustibles en Argentina, Brasil y Colombia: Avances y limitaciones

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    Silvina Cecilia Carrizo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los biocombustibles introducen espacios agrícolas en la producción energética. Luego modifican la gobernanza de las redes energéticas y de los territorios productivos. Las principales críticas a los biocombustibles se dirigen a su producción a partir de cultivos tradicionales, pero interesa preguntarse también sobre la sostenibilidad de su producción a partir de cultivos alternativos, que no competirían con los cultivos alimentarios, puesto que se ubicarían en regiones agrícolas marginales. El texto trata sobre las producciones de biocombustibles de los países de América del Sur, en sus contextos internacionales, nacionales y locales. Se profundiza la mirada sobre Argentina, Brasil y Colombia, líderes continentales en el sector. Se analizan la evolución del mercado energético, los actores involucrados y las políticas implementadas. A otra escala, se plantea la puesta en marcha de las cadenas de biocombustibles alternativos.

  9. Tendencia de los consumos de alimentos en Colombia

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    Kalmanovitz Salomón

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    Full Text Available En un tipo de economía como la colombiana, caracterizada por salarios que tienen muy poca ligazón con la productividad social del trabajo, estos son por lo general muy bajos y una parte de ellos, que llega a ser más de la mitad, se dedica a la adquisición de alimentos. Mientras el salario mínimo en Colombia era en enero de 1979 de US$ 3.10 diarios, en Estados Unidos era de US$ 3.75 la hora, al tiempo que la jornada de trabajo acá era un 20% más larga (48 horas a la semana contra 40 , lo que representa una diferencia abismal de 12 veces. Las diferencias de productividad industrial en 1974 eran de sólo 4 veces en términos de valor agregado por trabajador o sea que un capitalista operando en el país estrujaba 3 veces más trabajo sobrante a cada obrero que el correspondiente a un empresario yanki.

  10. Hydrodynamic Entrapment of Petroleum within the Llanos Basin, Colombia

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    Person, M. A.; Villamil, T.; Gable, C. W.

    2012-12-01

    A three-dimensional groundwater flow model was constructed to evaluate hydrodynamic effects on secondary oil migration within the Llanos Basin, Colombia (Fig. 1a). Hydrodynamic stagnation zones formed within the Carbonara reservoir (Fig. 1b) in the eastern portion of the Llanos Basin where structural slopes are low and hydraulic head mounds associated with river networks drives ground water flow eastward down structural dip. Computed Hubbert oil potentials within the Carbonara-7 reservoir indicate a hydrodynamic stagnation zone formed in the vicinity of the Rubiales oil field (gray pattern, Fig. 1b); a giant, enigmatic hydrocarbon accumulation with no known structural closure. Flat to titled oil water contacts predicted by Hubbert oil potentials (Fig. 1c) were found to be consistent with observed oil-water contacts (Fig. 1d). Best agreement for the location of this stagnation zone occurred when using an oil density of API 12 suggesting that the Rubiales field's position is in dynamic equilibrium with modern head conditions and present-day oil densities.

  11. FRONTERAS SIMBÓLICAS ENTRE EXPERTOS Y VÍCTIMAS DE LA GUERRA EN COLOMBIA

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    ANGÉLICA FRANCO GAMBOA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, I question the rationalities and sensitivities with which those implementing the Law of Victims in Colombia consider the subjects of their intervention. The article is divided into four parts. First, I present empirical elements that show the discrepancies between law, expert knowledge, and situated needs in bureaucratic contexts. Second, I analyze the social production of discordant notes in bureaucratic spheres. Third, I explore the relationship established between science as a distancing device in Colombia and the epistemic fissures underlying the law and the action of professional experts. Fourth, I present guidelines to contribute to destabilizing the westernist outlook of those who, under the authority of Law and Science, impact the life of war victims in Colombia.

  12. Rafael Maldonado Tapias: un símbolo de la arquitectura escolar en Colombia

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    Camilo Augusto Muñoz Cadena

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Rafael Maldonado Tapias: architect and graduate of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and lecturer in Architectural Design. He completed his postgraduate degree in school architecture and wrote his dissertation on Buildings for primary school teaching in Colombia, which turned out to lay the foundations for a career that has been dedicated to, above all, the study of school architecture. This led to his undertaking of the prize-winning research History of school architecture in Colombia, which is used as reference for both architects and researchers. He has developed several educational projects over the duration of his career in institutions such as the Centro Educativo Integral Colsubsidio in Bogotá, the Instituto Caldas, and the Universidad Autónoma in Bucaramanga.

  13. From War on Drugs to War against Terrorism: modeling the evolution of Colombia's counter-insurgency.

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    Banks, Catherine M; Sokolowski, John A

    2009-03-01

    Strategic and tactical planning for military intervention needs revision as the causes, methods, and means of conflict have evolved. Counter-insurgent engagement is one such intervention that governments, militaries, and non-governmental organizations seek to better understand. Modeling insurgencies is an acceptable means to gain insight into the various characteristics of asymmetric warfare to proffer prescriptive resolutions for mitigating their effects. Colombia's insurgency poses the challenge of assessing population behavior in a non-traditional revolutionary climate. Factors prevalent in traditional insurgency are not applicable in Colombia, specifically between the years 1993 and 2001 with the democratization of the drug cartels. The catastrophic events of September 11th reverberated in Colombia resulting in a new policy and strategy to the waging the counter-insurgency there. This research introduces a structured methodology to modeling the Colombian counter-insurgency incorporating qualitative assessment, mathematical representation, and a System Dynamics approach to represent the effects of the policy change. PMID:19569297

  14. The sexual and reproductive rights of internally displaced women: the embodiment of Colombia's crisis.

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    Alzate, Mónica M

    2008-03-01

    As of 30 June 2006, more than 3.5 million Colombians are internally displaced persons (IDPs), the second largest IDP population in the world after that of Sudan. While most IDP studies treat the plight of internally displaced women (IDW) as an isolated phenomenon, this paper demonstrates that their situation reflects Colombia's chronic cultural, political and socio-economic crisis. This paper uses a sexual and reproductive rights framework to establish a connection between IDW and Colombia's culture of violence, discrimination and inequality. The effects of this culture of violence, discrimination and inequality are highlighted during a discussion of the rights to health, reproduction, privacy, physical integrity, education, and freedom from violence and sexual exploitation. This paper argues that a holistic understanding of Colombia's humanitarian emergency is essential to improving the lives of IDPs. It ends with some concrete, short-term recommendations to meet some of the needs of IDPs and other vulnerable populations. PMID:18217922

  15. Survey for Toxoplasma gondii by PCR detection in meat for human consumption in Colombia.

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    Franco-Hernandez, Erika N; Acosta, Alejandro; Cortés-Vecino, Jesús; Gómez-Marín, Jorge Enrique

    2016-02-01

    The overall risk for toxoplasmosis in meat produced in Colombia is unknown. We analyzed by PCR assay meat samples for human consumption in two types of plants in Colombia: 120 samples from class I plants (60 samples from chicken, 30 from swine and 30 from beef) and 60 from class II plants (30 samples from beef and 30 from swine). Presence of Toxoplasma DNA was established by targeted B1 nested PCR assay. We detected 79 (43%) samples that were positive by B1 nested PCR (33 from chicken, 22 from beef, and 24 from pork). No differences were found by region or species. Eleven positive samples were confirmed by sequencing of the B1 repeated region. Some polymorphisms were detected without relation with clonal groups nor meat species. Food animals are highly exposed to Toxoplasma in Colombia. Detailed studies are needed to establish the reasons for differences in Toxoplasma prevalence between farms, regarding practices of animal food production.

  16. The scarab beetle tribe Pentodontini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) of Colombia: taxonomy, natural history, and distribution.

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    López-García, Margarita M; Gasca-Álvarez, Héctor J; Amat-García, Germán

    2015-11-27

    Pentodontini is the most diverse tribe of Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), and most of the genera are restricted to a single biogeographic region. In this work, the taxonomic composition of the Pentodontini in Colombia was determined, and genera and species were diagnosed based on external morphology and male genitalia. Records of 1,580 specimens from 31 departments and 398 localities in Colombia were obtained from 24 species in the genera Bothynus Hope, Denhezia Dechambre, Euetheola Bates, Hylobothynus Ohaus, Oxyligyrus Arrow, Parapucaya Prell, Pucaya Ohaus, and Tomarus Erichson. Oxyligyrus cayennensis Endrödi, Tomarus cicatricosus (Prell), and T. pullus (Prell) are reported for the first time from Colombia. Pucaya punctata Endrödi is reduced to synonymy with Pucaya pulchra Arrow. Possible changes in the classification of Denhezia Dechambre are discussed. Dichotomous keys are provided for Colombian genera and species. Taxonomic descriptions and distribution maps are included for all species.

  17. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RICKETTSIOSES RESEARCH IN COLOMBIA (1917-1943), LUIS B. PATIÑO CAMARGO.

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    Faccini-Martínez, Álvaro A; Botero-García, Carlos A; Hidalgo, Marylin

    2016-01-01

    Colombian physician Luis Benigno Patiño Camargo was one of the pioneers in the study of rickettsioses in South America, demonstrating for the first time in Colombia the presence of Rickettsia rickettsii as the etiological agent of a highly deadly exanthematic febrile syndrome in the 1930s. However, Patiño-Camargo performed other investigations from 1917-1943, which represent the first descriptions and scientific evidence of the presence of R. prowazekii and R. typhi in Colombia. Almost 60 years after the latest research conducted by Dr. Patiño-Camargo, rickettsioses were again a matter of interest and research. In the last decade over 20 research studies have been published, showing new endemic areas for R. rickettsii, as well as the description of new rickettsial species in Colombia.

  18. The sexual and reproductive rights of internally displaced women: the embodiment of Colombia's crisis.

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    Alzate, Mónica M

    2008-03-01

    As of 30 June 2006, more than 3.5 million Colombians are internally displaced persons (IDPs), the second largest IDP population in the world after that of Sudan. While most IDP studies treat the plight of internally displaced women (IDW) as an isolated phenomenon, this paper demonstrates that their situation reflects Colombia's chronic cultural, political and socio-economic crisis. This paper uses a sexual and reproductive rights framework to establish a connection between IDW and Colombia's culture of violence, discrimination and inequality. The effects of this culture of violence, discrimination and inequality are highlighted during a discussion of the rights to health, reproduction, privacy, physical integrity, education, and freedom from violence and sexual exploitation. This paper argues that a holistic understanding of Colombia's humanitarian emergency is essential to improving the lives of IDPs. It ends with some concrete, short-term recommendations to meet some of the needs of IDPs and other vulnerable populations.

  19. Population differentiation of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma maculata (Erichson, 1848) from Colombia and Venezuela.

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    Monsalve, Yoman; Panzera, Francisco; Herrera, Leidi; Triana-Chávez, Omar; Gómez-Palacio, Andrés

    2016-06-01

    The emerging vector of Chagas disease, Triatoma maculata (Hemiptera, Reduviidae), is one of the most widely distributed Triatoma species in northern South America. Despite its increasing relevance as a vector, no consistent picture of the magnitude of genetic and phenetic diversity has yet been developed. Here, several populations of T. maculata from eleven Colombia and Venezuela localities were analyzed based on the morphometry of wings and the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 (ND4) gene sequences. Our results showed clear morphometric and genetic differences among Colombian and Venezuelan populations, indicating high intraspecific diversity. Inter-population divergence is suggested related to East Cordillera in Colombia. Analyses of other populations from Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil from distinct eco-geographic regions are still needed to understand its systematics and phylogeography as well as its actual role as a vector of Chagas disease. PMID:27232127

  20. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA haplogroups in 1526 unrelated individuals from 11 Departments of Colombia

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    Juan J. Yunis

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The frequencies of four mitochondrial Native American DNA haplogroups were determined in 1526 unrelated individuals from 11 Departments of Colombia and compared to the frequencies previously obtained for Amerindian and Afro-Colombian populations. Amerindian mtDNA haplogroups ranged from 74% to 97%. The lowest frequencies were found in Departments on the Caribbean coast and in the Pacific region, where the frequency of Afro-Colombians is higher, while the highest mtDNA Amerindian haplogroup frequencies were found in Departments that historically have a strong Amerindian heritage. Interestingly, all four mtDNA haplogroups were found in all Departments, in contrast to the complete absence of haplogroup D and high frequencies of haplogroup A in Amerindian populations in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Our results indicate that all four Native American mtDNA haplogroups were widely distributed in Colombia at the time of the Spanish conquest.