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  1. Bolivia.

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    1986-10-01

    Background notes by the U.S. States Department on the landlocked country of Bolivia, in the center of South America are presented. Bolivia has 6.25 million persons, about 1/3 each of Aymara indians, Quechua indians and mixed races. The growth rate is 2.6%, despite high death rates: infant mortality is 123/1000 and life expectancy is 49 years. There are fertile tropical lowland climate, hills and valleys, high plateaus and very high, dry cold mountain regions. Bolivia is the least developed, poorest nation in South America (per capita income is $536). There are remarkable cultural resources in archaeology, art, music, folklore and crafts, however. The country is plagued with military coups, social unrest, debt, poverty, and the disruption of international traffic in illegal drugs. One of the major resources, tin, has been lost as income due to collapse in tin prices in 1985. Other resources include natural gas, zinc, silver, tungsten, coffee, and undeveloped lithium, potassium and borax. Bolivia has had difficulties with border disputes with Chile, and since 1980, with many former friendly nations, including the U.S. due to a repressive military dictatorship. Recently, a more moderate government came into power, and relations and economic aid have resumed. PMID:12177934

  2. Bolivia Deforestation

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    2002-01-01

    Once a vast carpet of healthy vegetation and virgin forest, the Amazon rain forest is changing rapidly. This image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Loggers have cut long paths into the forest, while ranchers have cleared large blocks for their herds. Fanning out from these clear-cut areas are settlements built in radial arrangements of fields and farms. Healthy vegetation appears bright red in this image. This scene was acquired by Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on January 8, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, red, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's panchromatic band. Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch

  3. Transformaciones constitucionales en Bolivia.

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    Franco Gamboa Rocabado.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the main problems that the new Political Constitution of Bolivia is facing before being implemented, once it was approved on February 2009. In addition, it also studies how the constitutional provisions were negotiated in order to make the constitutional referendum viable. What were the political conflicts in the critical juncture 2008-2009, and what kind of reflection should be considered as to how the new emerging regional and local governments—together with its decentralized structures—are able to renew democracy in Bolivia within the framework of the Plurinational State? The multiple challenges ahead are highly difficult to confront from democratic theory perspectives.

  4. Bolivia : Poverty Diagnostic 2000

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    World Bank

    2002-01-01

    The report presents a diagnostic of poverty, human development, and access to social infrastructure in Bolivia, based on analytical work, to serve as an input for the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Findings suggest that poverty affects half of the population in large cities, two thirds in other urban areas, and eighty percent in rural areas. Nonetheless, there is seemingly a rece...

  5. Bolivia: Poverty Reduction Strategy

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    Government of Bolivia; Gobierno de Bolivia

    2001-01-01

    After 18 years of democracy and 15 years of structural reforms, Bolivia has made important strides in consolidating its institutions and its economic stability. The process of change is not over, however, there is still a need to pursue the efforts toward greater equity that will make it possible to reduce the high levels of poverty prevailing especially in rural areas.

  6. Transformaciones constitucionales en Bolivia.

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    Franco Gamboa Rocabado

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes the main problems that the new Political Constitution of Bolivia is facing before being implemented, once it was approved on February 2009. In addition, it also studies how the constitutional provisions were negotiated in order to make the constitutional referendum viable. What were the political conflicts in the critical juncture 2008-2009, and what kind of reflection should be considered as to how the new emerging regional and local governments—together with its decent...

  7. Urbanization Trends in Bolivia

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    Trohanis, Zoe Elena; Zangerling, Bontje Marie; Sanchez-Reaza, Javier

    2015-01-01

    This note is a summary of a report that considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial 2025. The report uses data available at the national level from censuses and household surveys from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the Social and Economic Po...

  8. Survey report: Bolivia.

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    Shane, B

    1990-01-01

    This article is a summary of the National Demographic and Health Survey in Bolivia (ENDSA-1989). Bolivia has one of America's lowest population densities and one of its highest fertility rates. During a Bolivian woman's lifetime she will have 5.1 children. 61% of women in union want no more children, and surprisingly 41% of women age 15-19 want no more children. 30% of women are using contraception, yet 75% of women recognize at least 1 contraceptive method and 70% know where to obtain a method. 53% of women with a middle or higher education use contraception, while 12% of uneducated women use contraception. ENDSA-1989's assessment of Bolivia's infant and child health care describes a need for oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and preventive immunizations (e.g. few children with diarrhea receive ORT and 20% of children under age 5 have documented immunization records). There is also little maternal health care. More than 1/2 of the mothers interviewed received no prenatal health care and only 40% received medical assistance during delivery. PMID:12316016

  9. Bolivia: racismo y prensa

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    Torrico V., Erick R.

    2005-01-01

    El carácter incompleto de su conformación como una unidad nacional es, sin duda, uno de los problemas fundamentales de Bolivia. Y ello, como es obvio, condiciona de manera negativa su presente y sus posibilidades de futuro. Pero, ¿se podrá decir que esa insuficiencia congénita del país lo inhabilita de forma definitiva, o más bien habrá alguna alternativa para construir un porvenir compartido, especialmente hoy que la globalización presenta nuevos e improrrogables retos? Dar contestación a es...

  10. Bolivia: Poverty Reduction Strategy

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    Government of Bolivia; Gobierno de Bolivia

    2001-01-01

    After 18 years of democracy and 15 years of structural reforms, Bolivia has made important strides in consolidating its institutions and its economic stability. The process of change is not over, however, there is still a need to pursue the efforts toward greater equity that will make it possible to reduce the high levels of poverty prevailing especially in rural areas.Abstract: La Estrategia Boliviana de Reducción de Pobreza (EBRP) parte de una premisa irrefutable: la pobreza, la inequidad y...

  11. Altiplano Sur de Bolivia

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    Alvarez-Flores, Ricardo; Bommel, Pierre; Bourliaud, Jean; Chevarria Lazo, Marco; Cortes, Geneviève; CRUZ, Pablo; Del Castillo, C.; Gasselin, Pierre; Joffre, Richard; Leger, Francois; Nina Laura, Juan Peter; Rambal, Serge; Rivière, Gilles (ed.); Tichit, Muriel; Tourrand, Jean-François

    2014-01-01

    Alimento de base de las poblaciones andinas desde hace milenios, la quinua se ha convertido hoy en un producto apreciado en el mercado internacional de alimentos dietéticos, orgánicos y equitativos. Este cambio lo iniciaron los mismos productores del Altiplano Sur de Bolivia hace aproximadamente unos 40 años. En medio de un desierto de altura, ellos lograron desarrollar una floreciente producción agrícola de exportación. Aunque cuentan con lucrativos nichos de mercado, los productores de quin...

  12. Bolivia: A Gasified Democracy

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    Willem Assies

    2004-01-01

    In October 2003 a wave of popular protest  brought down the Sánchez de Lozada government  in Bolivia. The intention to export natural gas to  the United States and Mexico triggered the protests, but actually stood for widespread discontent  with the Sánchez de Lozada government, the  preceding governments and the economic policies  pursued since 1985. The events belie the opinion  of various students of the Latin American democratic transitions who held that Bolivian democracy  was on its way...

  13. Radiation protection in Bolivia

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    Radiation protection in Bolivia has gone through a number of stages. Initially, in the 1970s, the focus was mainly on the analysis of environmental sources resulting from the nuclear tests carried out by France in the Pacific Ocean. Subsequently, the focus switched somewhat to radiation protection in connection with the mining of uranium and in the area of public health. During the third stage, radiation protection in other areas became important as the use of radiation sources was introduced. Finally, during the present -- fourth -- stage, radiation protection regulations are being introduced and mechanisms for the control of radiation sources are being established. (author)

  14. Deforestation in Bolivia

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    2002-01-01

    This image from Landsat7, acquired on August 1, 2000, shows the new agricultural settlements east of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia in an area of tropical dry forest. Since the mid-1980s, this region has been rapidly deforested as a result of the resettlement of people from the Altiplano (the Andean high plains) and a large agricultural development effort, called the Tierras Baja project. The pie or radial patterned fields (left) are part of the San Javier resettlement scheme. At the center of each unit is a small community including a church, bar/cafe, school, and soccer field-the essentials of life in rural Bolivia. The rectilinear, light-colored areas (right) are fields of soybeans cultivated for export that are mostly funded by foreign loans. The dark strips running through these fields are wind breaks. These are advantageous because the soils in this area are fine and prone to wind erosion. Large version of pie-shaped fields (420 kb) Large version of linear fields (360 kb) Landsat image courtesy USGS EROS Data Center and Landsat7 science team. Photographs courtesy Compton Tucker, NASA GSFC.

  15. Bolivia: A Gasified Democracy

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    Willem Assies

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available In October 2003 a wave of popular protest  brought down the Sánchez de Lozada government  in Bolivia. The intention to export natural gas to  the United States and Mexico triggered the protests, but actually stood for widespread discontent  with the Sánchez de Lozada government, the  preceding governments and the economic policies  pursued since 1985. The events belie the opinion  of various students of the Latin American democratic transitions who held that Bolivian democracy  was on its way towards consolidation and suggest that the recent inquiries into the quality of Latin  American democracies may point a way ahead in  rethinking democracy in the region. Taking such  assessments as a reference, this article reviews the  ‘gas war’ and looks at the Bolivian political regime as it has functioned over the past decades. It  will be argued that the ‘pacted democracy’, that  until now sustained institutionality, and the economic model adopted in 1985 have excluded an  important part of the population, both in political terms and where poverty alleviation and equity is  concerned. Increasing popular protest has been  met with increasing repression, which gradually  turned Bolivia into a ‘democradura’, or a ‘gasified  democracy’ that relies on teargas and bullets to  uphold itself. At present the country finds itself at  a crossroads. It either may reinvent democracy or  become an institutionalized ‘democradura’. Resumen: Bolivia: una democracia gasificadaEn octubre de 2003 una ola de protesta popular  llevó a la caída del gobierno de Sánchez de Lozada en Bolivia. La intención de exportar gas natural a los Estados Unidos y México gatilló dichas  protestas, aunque en realidad reflejaron un descontento general con el gobierno Sánchez de  Lozada, los gobiernos anteriores y las políticas  económicas implementadas desde 1985. Los  sucesos desmienten la opinión de varios analistas  de las

  16. International Commercial Arbitration in Bolivia

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    Elena P. Ermakova

    2014-01-01

    In this paper author evaluates legal regulation of international commercial arbitration in Bolivia. Author cites statistics of arbitration centers in Bolivia activities. Arbitration Act and Conciliation number 1770 (Arbitration Act) was enacted in 1997 and based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (UNCITRAL Model Law). Arbitration Act contains a few differences from the UNCITRAL Model Law. The Arbitration Act provides that following disputes can not be subje...

  17. Bolivia renewable energy development

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    Smith, P.

    1997-12-01

    The author summarizes changes which have occurred in Bolivia in the past year which have had an impact on renewable energy source development. Political changes have included the privatization of power generation and power distribution, and resulted in a new role for state level government and participation by the individual. A National Rural Electrification Plan was adopted in 1996, which stresses the use of GIS analysis and emphasizes factors such as off grid, economic index, population density, maintenance risk, and local organizational structure. The USAID program has chosen to stress economic development, environmental programs, and health over village power programs. The national renewables program has adopted a new development direction, with state projects, geothermal projects, and private sector involvement stressed.

  18. Bolivia survey reveals disparities.

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    1999-01-01

    Findings from the Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey in 1998 indicate that large fertility and reproductive health disparities based on education level and geographic location still persist in the country. Despite substantial improvement in the overall education level of Bolivian women in the past 5 years, urban women are almost 5 times more likely to attend high school than rural women are. Major differences in education level also exist between provinces. Total fertility rate is at 4.2 children per woman, with women without education having more than 3 times the number of children compared to those with higher education. At such rates, rural women will have an average of 6.3 children, which are 2.5 children more than their urban counterparts. Moreover, nearly 80% of women in union know of a modern method of contraception and 45% of them are using some form of family planning. The highest levels of contraceptive use are among women with higher education and women in urban areas. There is also a notable increase in the number of women who receive assistance from a trained medical professional during delivery. Infant and child mortality rates remain among the highest in Latin America although both rates have declined since the 1994 survey findings. Infant mortality rates are still 80% higher in rural areas than urban areas. PMID:12349605

  19. Bolivia's economy--an update.

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    Weisbrot, Mark; Sandoval, Luis

    2008-01-01

    This report looks at Bolivia's main economic indicators over the past year (mid-2006 to mid-2007), noting improvements in growth, fiscal balances, balance of payments, and international reserves. These improvements were largely due to government policies and choices, such as increased hydrocarbons royalties and control over the hydrocarbons sector, and have allowed the government to embark on a number of programs targeting the poor and landless. The report also notes that Bolivia faces many challenges: expansion of land reform, more rapid growth and poverty reduction, the reduction of regional and demographic disparities, and an accelerated diversification of the economy away from hydrocarbons and minerals. PMID:18459287

  20. CAPTURED : evaluación Bolivia : Bolivia Country Evaluation

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    Orellana Halkyer, R.; Brouwers, J.H.A.M.

    2012-01-01

    El presente informe contiene los resultados de la Evaluación en Bolivia y se produce como parte de la evaluación final del proyecto CAPTURED. El equipo AGRUCO logro formular una Programa de Formación Continua intercultural descolonizador, que va desde el técnico operativo, medio y superior, licencia

  1. Adaptive watershed management in Tiraque, Bolivia

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    Botello, Rubén; Figueroa, I.; Amaya, N.; O. Vargas; Saavedra, Ana Karina; Alwang, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Poster outlining the project's objectives at the Bolivia site. The overall objectives are: to enhance and support the local capacity to raise policies and interventions to increase incomes, improve social conditions and protect environment in Guaranda, Ecuador and Tiraque, Bolivia. The project's primary objectives are: 1) to understand the economic, social, political and environmental conditions and their determinants in Chimbo, Ecuador and Tiraque, Bolivia, 2) to generate and validate sustai...

  2. Help with Bolivia's water resources

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    The Regional State Corporation for Development (CORDECO) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is seeking geoscientists who can help plan and carry out a variety of hydrological projects. Water pollution, erosion control, basin management, and small-scale irrigation programs are all within the scope of these projects, as are land control and reclamation, river regulation and control, and village water supplies.CORDECO will welcome scientists and graduate students who have relevant experience. CORDECO will provide local office and fieldwork facilities (including technicians) and will cover the projects' expenses. The participating scientists must arrange for their subsistence and travel expenses to and from Bolivia to be paid by their own institutions. It is not necessary for the participating scientists to know Spanish.

  3. The Southern Altiplano of Bolivia

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    Alvarez-Flores, Ricardo; Bommel, Pierre; Bourliaud, Jean; Chevarria Lazo, Marco; Cortes, Geneviève; CRUZ, Pablo; Del Castillo, C.; Gasselin, Pierre; Joffre, Richard; Leger, Francois; Nina Laura, Juan Peter; Rambal, Serge; Rivière, Gilles; Tichit, Muriel; Tourrand, Jean-François

    2015-01-01

    Quinoa has been a staple food for Andean populations for millennia. Today, it is a much-appreciated product on the international health-food, organic and fair-trade food markets. Quinoa producers in the southern Altiplano of Bolivia initiated this change approximately 40 years ago. On high desert land, they succeeded in developing a thriving agricultural crop for export. Although they enjoy lucrative niche markets, quinoa producers are not specialized farmers, nor do most of them live yearrou...

  4. International Commercial Arbitration in Bolivia

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    Elena P. Ermakova

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper author evaluates legal regulation of international commercial arbitration in Bolivia. Author cites statistics of arbitration centers in Bolivia activities. Arbitration Act and Conciliation number 1770 (Arbitration Act was enacted in 1997 and based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (UNCITRAL Model Law. Arbitration Act contains a few differences from the UNCITRAL Model Law. The Arbitration Act provides that following disputes can not be subject to arbitration: 1 disputes on which a final judgment, except for matters related to the execution of the judgment, 2 disputes regarding civil entity, its legal capacity; 3 disputes in respect of the property or rights of disabled without prior judicial authorization, and 4 disputes regarding the state as a legal entity, and 5 labor disputes. Large commercial disputes are often resolved in two centers: 1 Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia (CNC; 2 Center for Reconciliation and Commercial Arbitration of the Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Santa Cruz (CAINCO. Among other arbitration organizations may be called arbitration and Conciliation center of the Chamber of trade and Services Cochabamba (CADECO.

  5. Environmental Management in Bolivia : Innovations and Opportunities

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    World Bank

    2013-01-01

    Pollution management is at the top of the development agenda of Bolivia, and this program helps address it in a cross-sectoral manner. In the context of the implementation of the program environmental management in Bolivia: innovations and opportunities which was conducted from September 2010 until October 2012, the World Bank has implemented a technical assistance program and supported a ...

  6. Sistema de salud de Bolivia The health system of Bolivia

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    Carmen Ledo; René Soria

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se describen las características generales del sistema de salud de Bolivia: su organización y cobertura; sus fuentes de financiamiento y gasto en salud; los recursos físicos, materiales y humanos de los que dispone; las actividades de rectoría que desarrolla, y el nivel que ha alcanzado la investigación en salud. También se discuten las innovaciones más recientes que se han llevado a cabo en los últimos años, incluyendo el Seguro Universal Materno Infantil, el Programa de Exte...

  7. Reinventing Democracy in Bolivia and Latin America

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    Ton Salman

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available – Citizenship in Latin America, by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg (eds. Boulder/London: Lynne Rienner, 2006. – Participación política, democracia y movimientos indígenas en los Andes, by Jorge León, et al. La Paz, Lima: PIEB / IFEA / Embajada de Francia en Bolivia, 2005. – El estado del Estado en Bolivia – Informe Nacional sobre Desarrollo Humano 2007, coordinación general George Gray Molina. UNDP / PNUD, Bolivia, 2007. – El Estado de la opinión: los bolivianos, la Constitución y la Constituyente – Encuestas para el Desarrollo Humano, coordinadores George Gray Molina, Alfonso Ferrufino and Antonio Araníbar. UNDP / PNUD, Bolivia, 2007. – Democracia de alta tensión – Conflictividad y cambio social en la Bolivia del siglo XXI, by César Rojas Ríos. La Paz: Plural Editores, 2007.

  8. La democracia directa en Bolivia

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    Salvador Romero Ballivián

    2008-01-01

    Inexistente a principios del siglo XXI, el referéndum se ha convertido en Bolivia en un instrumento político de primer orden, lo que no va sin dificultades o contratiempos. El estudio de su importancia así como de los problemas que ha planteado es el objetivo del artículo, para lo cual realiza un análisis del marco legislativo, la estructura institucional, el marco regulador de la Corte Nacional Electoral, financiamiento, rendición de cuentas, dinámica de la campaña, la educación del elect...

  9. Primeras manifestaciones del nacionalismo cultural en Bolivia

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    Lorini, Irma

    2016-01-01

    En Bolivia, al igual que en los países de América Latina, el nacionalismo, como corriente cultural y política tuvo sus primeras manifestaciones en las primeras décadas del siglo veinte. Los estudios sobre esta corriente son casi inexistentes. De ahí el intento de analizar las primeras manifestaciones nacionalistas en Bolivia, para responder a las preguntas ¿cómo se presentaron las diversas corrientes del nacionalismo latinoamericano en Bolivia y cuáles fueron sus características? El trabajo q...

  10. Reinventing Democracy in Bolivia and Latin America

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    2008-01-01

    – Citizenship in Latin America, by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg (eds). Boulder/London: Lynne Rienner, 2006. – Participación política, democracia y movimientos indígenas en los Andes, by Jorge León, et al. La Paz, Lima: PIEB / IFEA / Embajada de Francia en Bolivia, 2005. – El estado del Estado en Bolivia – Informe Nacional sobre Desarrollo Humano 2007, coordinación general George Gray Molina. UNDP / PNUD, Bolivia, 2007. – El Estado de la opinión: los bolivianos, la Constitución y la Co...

  11. Aeromagnetic and Bouger Gravity Data from Bolivia

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — As part of a two-year assessment of the geology and mineral resources of the Altiplano and Cordillera Occidental, Bolivia, aeromagnetic and gravity data were...

  12. Medical applications for biomaterials in Bolivia

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    Arias, Susan

    2015-01-01

    This book investigates the potential medical benefits natural biomaterials can offer in developing countries by analyzing the case of Bolivia. The book explores the medical and health related applications of Bolivian commodities: quinoa, barley, sugarcane, corn, sorghum and sunflower seeds. This book helps readers better understand some of the key health concerns facing countries like Bolivia and how naturally derived biomaterials and therapeutics could help substantially alleviate many of their problems.

  13. Microfinance – Special Case of Bolivia

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    Pečmanová, Anna

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the thesis is to evaluate microfinance market in Bolivia and to make a comparison with its neighboring countries. In order to understand the microfinance sector in Latin America, brief overview of the sector is given. Moreover, the key features of Latin American model are provided in order to understand the unique development when compared to the rest of the world. Even though Bolivia has a strong microfinance sector, the decelerating tendencies have been observed over the last dec...

  14. Reforms and counter-reforms in Bolivia

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    Jemio, Luis Carlos; Candia, Fernando; Evia, Jose Luis

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyzes reforms and counter-reforms in Bolivia in recent decades and their effects on the policymaking process (PMP) and productivity. Bolivia’s PMP has shifted from a formal representative democracy to a “participative and direct type of democracy” where street protest and other non-conventional forms of political participation have become dominant. While reforms have increased productivity, they have failed to secure the political support necessary to assure long-term sustainabi...

  15. An Energy Overview of Bolivia

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    anon.

    2003-08-13

    The DOE Office of Fossil Energy maintained a web site that was meant to provide useful business- and energy-related information about countries and regions of the world for exporters, project developers, and researchers. The site consisted of more than 130 country pages (organized into seven different world regions), with each country page having its own set of links to information sources about that country. There were also more than 30 Country Energy Overviews at the web site -- each of these was a comprehensive review of a specific country's entire energy situation, including sections on Energy Policy, Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Hydroelectric/Renewables, Nuclear Power, Energy Transmission Infrastructure, Electricity, Electric Industry Overview, Environmental Activities, Privatization, Trade, and Economic Situation. The specific country highlighted in this Country Energy Overview is Bolivia.

  16. La democracia directa en Bolivia

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    Salvador Romero Ballivián

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Inexistente a principios del siglo XXI, el referéndum se ha convertido en Bolivia en un instrumento político de primer orden, lo que no va sin dificultades o contratiempos. El estudio de su importancia así como de los problemas que ha planteado es el objetivo del artículo, para lo cual realiza un análisis del marco legislativo, la estructura institucional, el marco regulador de la Corte Nacional Electoral, financiamiento, rendición de cuentas, dinámica de la campaña, la educación del elector y la actual propuesta de reforma a la legislación que regula esta figura de democracia directa.

  17. Institucionalidad y desarrollo en Bolivia

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    Escóbar Llanos, Flavio; Vásquez Grandchant, Claudia

    2002-01-01

    El presente documento presenta una revisión de la reforma institucional en Bolivia entre 1982, año de la recuperación de la democracia, 1985, año de la aplicación de la economía de mercado y el año 2000. Es una revisión crítica asumiendo que la democracia y la economía de mercado no son compatibles per-se y requieren de mecanismos particulares en cada país para una aplicación más armoniosa. Si bien han habido avances importantes en el desarrollo boliviano en este período, sobre todo en la ins...

  18. Bolivia: instruction through interactive radio.

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    Teas, M M; Tilson, T

    1989-01-01

    The Education Development Center in Bolivia is developing and testing a new application for interactive radio instruction (IRI) to teach health in primary schools. The project is funded by USAID and has been undertaken to help the Bolivian government include health education in primary schools as part of a strategy to reduce child mortality. Each radio health program will be broadcast weekly for school children in twenty-minute segments. The broadcasts and complementary post-broadcast activities will give special emphasis to child survival topics such as oral rehydration therapy and nutrition. Special features include IRI scripts which simulate interaction between the radio teacher and the students, new topics introduced in a systematic way engaging students in problem-solving activities, and extensive oral and written student participation. Complementary IRI program materials will include take-home exercises designed to involve family participation, and teachers' guides to provide teachers with practical hands-on activities to strengthen children's understanding of basic health concepts. Short, in-service training sessions will prepare teachers to facilitate radio classes and carry out post-broadcast activities with students. The potential of IRI to improve student and teacher understanding of health and nutrition is only beginning to be recognized. PMID:12346418

  19. Radiological Protection and Environmental Monitoring in Bolivia

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    The paper describes the main activities of the Department of Radiological Protection, Nuclear Energy Commission of Bolivia. The following topics are covered: organization, environmental control of air, water, milk and plants, personal dosimetry, instrumentation and calibration, protection in uranium mines. Standard setting and international cooperation aspects are also presented

  20. Democracy and New Social Forces in Bolivia

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    Domingo, Pilar

    2005-01-01

    The forced resignation of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada from the presidency in October 2003 attests to the fragility of the process of democratization in Bolivia. A period of political and economic stability following the 1985 economic austerity measures prevailed for over ten years, but social discontent with the inadequacies of the political and…

  1. Making motherhood safer in Bolivia.

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    Blaney, C L

    1994-02-01

    The Bolivian government and other organizations aim to reduce maternal deaths and improve maternal health through a variety of initiatives. The goal is to reduce infant mortality by 1997 from 480 to 250 per 100,000 births. In a rural area of Inquisivi, maternal mortality in 1990 was 1400 per 100,000 births. Hospital and family planning service improvements are targeted, as well as increases in prenatal visits and training of birth attendants. The Protection a la Salud (PROSALUD) is concerned with improvements in technical, managerial, and interpersonal quality of care. The complaint has been difficulties with access and availability of services, and poor quality of services. PROSALUD centers have a referral system aimed at reducing maternal death. Training is provided in family planning counseling, because preventing unwanted pregnancies reduces complications from unsafe abortions that cause 27% of maternal mortality nationally. Lack of knowledge about contraception was reported by many women who were hospitalized for complications from unsafe abortion. Modern contraceptive usage is 12%, compared to 57% in Brazil and 55% in Colombia. Contraceptives only recently have become available in public facilities, but availability is still limited. Women avoid hospitals because of fears that their traditional practices will not be respected. Quechua and Aymara women deliver their children in upright positions, because of the ease of delivery. The placenta is delivered carefully, because it is viewed as a body combining the spirits of the mother and infant and deserving a proper burial. The traditional hospital delivery requires lying down in a cold room with unfamiliar attendants, and the patients complain of having to walk too early and leave the hospital too early. In rural areas, modern and traditional approaches that are put into action with the participation of the community work best. Mothercare and Save the Children/Bolivia have been successful in encouraging

  2. Understanding changes in social cohesion in Bolivia

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    Werner L. Hernani-Limarino

    2010-01-01

    This paper attempts to measure and explain the changes in “social cohesion” that took place in Bolivia during the first term of presidency of Evo Morales Ayma - Bolivia’s first indigenous president. Following Maxwell (2006), we define social cohesion as a distribution of beliefs, values and modes of thinking that make people feel they are members of the same community, engaged in common enterprises, and facing shared challenges. Accordingly, we measure the lack of social cohesion as the obser...

  3. Land reform in Bolivia: the forestry question

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    Lorenzo Pellegrini; Anirban Dasgupta

    2009-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper we discuss forestry issues related to land reform in Bolivia. We find that although the current land reform satisfies most of the conditions that are necessary for adequately addressing development issues in the agrarian sector, it does not deal with many of the challenges related to forest management and actually contains provisions that come in conflict with the objectives of sustainable forest management. Given that a large part of the land that is being titled is...

  4. DESCENTRALIZACION Y RELACIONES INTERGUBERNAMENTALES EN BOLIVIA

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    Iván Carlos Arandia Ledezma

    2002-01-01

    La mayor parte de los países latinoamericanos ha optado por la descentralización como una alternativa para mejorar los niveles de eficacia, eficiencia y legitimidad en la administración pública. Estos cambios han determinado modificaciones en la estructura del Estado, marcado cambios fundamentales en el funcionamiento del aparato gubernamental y las formas de interacción entre sus diferentes instancias. En Bolivia, el proceso de descentralización, indisolublemente asociado a...

  5. Environmental and socio-economic consequences of forest carbon payments in Bolivia: Results of the OSIRIS-Bolivia model

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    Andersen, Lykke E.; Busch, Jonah; Curran, Elizabeth; Ledezma, Juan Carlos; Mayorga, Joaquin; Bellier, Mélissa

    2012-01-01

    Bolivia has significant potential to abate climate change by reducing deforestation. This opportunity presents economic and environmental tradeoffs. While these tradeoffs have been hotly debated, they have as yet been the subject of little quantitative analysis. We introduce the OSIRIS-Bolivia model to provide a quantitative basis for decision-making. OSIRIS-Bolivia is an Excel-based tool for analyzing the potential effects of incentive payments to reduce emissions from deforestation (REDD) i...

  6. La Política Energética de Bolivia y las Relaciones entre Bolivia y Brasil

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    Christensen, Steen Fryba

    2006-01-01

    I artiklen analyseres Bolivias nationalisering af energiforekomster i 2006 i et historisk lys. Med dette udgangspunkt går analysen til sit centrale fokus, nemlig betydningen af nationaliseringen for de bilaterale relationer mellem Bolivia og Brasilien, der er blevet "ramt" af nationaliseringen. D...

  7. New species and host plants of Anastrepha (Diptera: Tephritidae) primarily from Peru and Bolivia.

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    Norrbom, Allen L; Rodriguez, Erick J; Steck, Gary J; Sutton, Bruce A; Nolazco, Norma

    2015-01-01

    Twenty-eight new species of Anastrepha are described and illustrated: A. acca (Bolivia, Peru), A. adami (Peru), A. amplidentata (Bolivia, Peru), A. annonae (Peru), A. breviapex (Peru), A. caballeroi (Peru), A. camba (Bolivia, Peru), A. cicra (Bolivia, Peru), A. disjuncta (Peru), A. durantae (Peru), A. echaratiensis (Peru), A. eminens (Peru), A. ericki (Peru), A. gonzalezi (Bolivia, Peru), A. guevarai (Peru), A. gusi (Peru), A. kimi (Colombia, Peru), A. korytkowskii (Bolivia, Peru), A. latilanceola (Bolivia, Peru), A. melanoptera (Peru), A. mollyae (Bolivia, Peru), A. perezi (Peru), A. psidivora (Peru), A. robynae (Peru), A. rondoniensis (Brazil, Peru), A. tunariensis (Bolivia, Peru), A. villosa (Bolivia), and A. zacharyi (Peru). The following host plant records are reported: A. amplidentata from Spondias mombin L. (Anacardiaceae); A. caballeroi from Quararibea malacocalyx A. Robyns & S. Nilsson (Malvaceae); A. annonae from Annona mucosa Jacq. and Annona sp. (Annonaceae); A. durantae from Duranta peruviana Moldenke (Verbenaceae); and A. psidivora from Psidium guajava L. (Myrtaceae). PMID:26624697

  8. Bolivia: El Referéndum

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    Salazar Elena, Rodrigo

    2008-01-01

    En el presente documento se revisan las características de los instrumentos de democracia directa en Bolivia, que hasta 2004 era uno de los pocos países de la América Latina continental que carecían de disposiciones formales en este sentido (Zovatto, 2006). El análisis retoma las dos experiencias de estos instrumentos que se han realizado hasta el momento (en los años 2004 y 2006). En la primera parte se describen las características de la legislación boliviana sobre democracia directa y del ...

  9. : Las nuevas constituciones de Bolivia y Ecuador

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    Wolff, Jonas

    2010-01-01

    La democracia en América Latina coexiste con estructuras sociales caracterizadas por desigualdades múltiples y masivas. Tal coexistencia significa que la igualdad política formal establecida por el sistema democrático no se traduce en un ejercicio real de los derechos políticos y civiles que fuera también (al menos relativamente) equitativo. Los proyectos políticos promovidos por los gobiernos de Evo Morales (Bolivia) y Rafael Correa (Ecuador) precisamente apuntan a cambiar esta situación. Un...

  10. Analisis del sector salud de Bolivia

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    A. Lorena Prieto; Camilo Cid

    2010-01-01

    Bolivia tiene grandes retos en el sector salud y el gobierno ha demostrado su interés y compromiso en superar estos retos en base a reformas y políticas. Aunque los problemas son en muchos casos similares a los de otros países de la región, entre otros por ejemplo acceso y equidad - la reforma tiene características innovadoras como la creación de un sistema único que considera la interculturalidad. El presente informe entrega una descripción y análisis integral del sector de la salud en Boliv...

  11. POBREZA ABSOLUTA Y RELATIVA EN BOLIVIA

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    Rodrigo Julian Mogrovejo Monasterios

    2010-01-01

    El carácter multidimensional de la pobreza obliga a estudiar no sólo un tipo de ella, sino una variedad de pobrezas. Por lo tanto, en el presente artículo estudiaremos la incidencia de la pobreza en Bolivia en sus dos concepciones teóricas, la absoluta y la relativa. En cuanto a la primera, se hace referencia a la pobreza de ingresos y a las necesidades básicas insatisfechas que padece la población, y respecto a la segunda, o pobreza relativa, se describe la pobreza más allá de su pobreza de ...

  12. Mercado laboral y reformas en Bolivia

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    Muriel H., Beatriz; Jemio M., Luis Carlos

    2010-01-01

    El estudio presenta un panorama de las reformas sociales y económicas implementadas en Bolivia desde 1985, en su relación e incidencia con el funcionamiento del mercado de trabajo. Inicialmente, se destaca la efectividad de las llamadas Reformas Estructurales, aplicadas durante 1985-2005, en la generación de la estabilidad macroeconómica; en la captación de inversión extranjera directa, en la apertura de mercados y en la disminución de la pobreza (medida por Necesidades Básicas Insatisfechas)...

  13. GeoBolivia the initiator Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Plurinational State of Bolivia's Node

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    Molina Rodriguez, Raul Fernando; Lesage, Sylvain

    2014-05-01

    Started in 2011, the GeoBolivia project (www.geo.gob.bo)aims at building the Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (IDE-EPB by its Spanish initials), as an effort of the Vice Presidency of the State to give an open access to the public geographic information of Bolivia. The first phase of the project has already been completed. It consisted in implementing an infrastructure and a geoportal for accessing the geographic information through WMS, WFS, WCS and CSW services. The project is currently in its second phase dedicated to decentralizing the structure of IDE-EPB and promoting its use throughout the Bolivian State. The whole platform uses free software and open standards. As a complement, an on-line training module was developed to undertake the transfer of the knowledge the project generated. The main software components used in the SDI are: gvSIG, QGis, uDig as GIS desktop clients; PostGreSQL and PostGIS as geographic database management system; geOrchestra as a framework containing the GeoServer map server, the GeoNetwork catalog server and the OpenLayers and Mapfish GIS webclient; MapServer as a map server for generating OpenStreetMap tiles; Debian as operating system; Apache and Tomcat as web servers. Keywords: SDI, Bolivia, GIS, free software, catalog, gvSIG, QGIS, uDig, geOrchestra, OpenLayers, Mapfish, GeoNetwork, MapServer, GeoServer, OGC, WFS, WMS, WCS, CSW, WMC.

  14. International Gas Trade : The Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline

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    Law, Peter L.; Franco, Nelson

    1998-01-01

    The Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline, which will transport natural gas more than 3,000 kilometers, will cost US$2.1 billion to construct. Despite the substantial benefits for both Bolivia and Brazil and the involvement of reputable private partners, the perceived risks and complexities of this large project made financing it a major challenge. The pipeline will link supply in one countr...

  15. Sintesis estratigrafica y geodinamica del Carbonifero de Bolivia

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    Diaz Martinez, Enrique

    1996-01-01

    El Carbonifero de Bolivia se puede subdividir en dos "series" o secuencias, que son continuacion de ciclos tectosedimentarios mas amplios. Existen datos recientes de palinologia, micropaleontologia, paleobotanica y dataciones absolutas que permiten revisar las edades de las unidades carboniferas de Bolivia. La "serie" inferior corresponde a la terminacion del ciclo Cordillerano, es de edad Fameniano superior a Serpukhoviano, y esta representada por el Grupo Ambo en el Altiplano, por el Grupo ...

  16. Bolivia's new constitution: Towards participatory democracy and political pluralism?

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    Almut Schilling-Vacaflor

    2010-01-01

    In Bolivia, rights to increased political participation and the recognition of indigenous political systems are interrelated. The new constitution of 2009 defines Bolivia as a representative, participatory and communitarian democracy. It incorporates enhanced mechanisms and institutions for participatory democracy. Moreover, new social rights have been anchored in the constitution and a plurinational state is supposed to be constructed. The article raises the question of whether the new const...

  17. Impacts of Unsustainable Mahogany Logging in Bolivia and Peru

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    Marc K. Steininger; Raymond E Gullison; Arthur G. Blundell; Martha Martinez; Roberto F. Kometter; Rice, Richard E.

    2004-01-01

    Although bigleaf mahogany [Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae)] is the premier timber species of Latin America, its exploitation is unsustainable because of a pattern of local depletion and shifting supply. We surveyed experts on the status of mahogany in Bolivia and Peru, the world's past and present largest exporters. Bolivia no longer has commercially viable mahogany (trees > 60 cm diameter at breast height) across 79% of its range. In Peru, mahogany's range has shrunk by 5...

  18. New Devonian fossil localities in Bolivia

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    Blieck, A.; Gagnier, P.-Y.; Bigey, F. P.; Edgecombe, G. D.; Janvier, P.; Loboziak, S.; Rachebȩuf, P. R.; Sempere, T.; Steemans, P.

    1996-11-01

    An examination of Palaeozoic sections west of Cochabamba, and west of Lake Poopó, in western Bolivia, was conducted during a field expedition in 1991. The Río Iglesiani valley, west of Cochabamba, surprisingly yielded a Middle Devonian age to all the visited sites, originally supposed to be Ordovician. This result is based on spores, shelly faunas (brachiopods and bivalves), and trilobites. The Copacabana de Andamarca section, west of Lake Poopó, is also dated as Middle Devonian on account of its rather rich fauna (bryozoans, corals, brachiopods, conulariids, hyolithids, tentaculitids, ostracodes, trilobites, crinoids, vertebrates). Both localities correlate to the Icla and/or Huamampampa Formation of the Tarabuco area and Subandean belt, and to the Belén and/or Sica Sica Formation of the northern Altiplano.

  19. DESCENTRALIZACION Y RELACIONES INTERGUBERNAMENTALES EN BOLIVIA

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    Iván Carlos Arandia Ledezma

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La mayor parte de los países latinoamericanos ha optado por la descentralización como una alternativa para mejorar los niveles de eficacia, eficiencia y legitimidad en la administración pública. Estos cambios han determinado modificaciones en la estructura del Estado, marcado cambios fundamentales en el funcionamiento del aparato gubernamental y las formas de interacción entre sus diferentes instancias. En Bolivia, el proceso de descentralización, indisolublemente asociado a la municipalización, enfrenta la necesidad de importantes ajustes, principalmente en lo relacionado con los niveles intermedios de gobierno que, como articuladores de las políticas públicas locales y nacionales, han demostrado notables debilidades.

  20. Market brief : the oil and gas market in Bolivia

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    This report presents a market overview of the oil and gas sector in Bolivia and describes the potential for Canadian suppliers to enter into joint ventures to establish local production facilities and transfer technology expertise. Bolivia has an estimated 54.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves and 440.5 million barrels of proven oil reserves. The main hope for future economic growth in Bolivia hinges on increasing natural gas exports. Opportunities for Canadian companies exist in exploration, production and pipeline construction. There is also a demand for drilling machinery equipment, pipeline components and services for the expansion of the proposed Bolivia-Brazil pipeline. The largest energy company in Bolivia is Repsol YPF which operates through its subsidiary Empress Petrolera Andina. The largest end-users of oil and gas equipment and services include domestic upstream operators and international oil majors and international exploration and production companies. This report describes the key factors shaping market growth along with the competitive environment, local capabilities, international competition and the Canadian position. Considerations for market-entry in Bolivia were also outlined

  1. LAS RAZAS DE MANÍ DE BOLIVIA The peanut landraces from Bolivia

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    Antonio Krapovickas

    2010-07-01

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    Bolivia se destaca como probable lugar de origen del maní cultivado y un centro de variación único en el mundo, lo que señala a Bolivia como una importante fuente de materiales para el mejoramiento de este cultivo de importancia mundial. En este estudio para maní se diferencian para Bolivia 62 razas de maní cultivado de las cuales, 42 pertenecen a Arachis hypogaea L subsp. hypogaea var. hypogaea, 17 a A. hypogaea susbp. fastigiata Waldron var. fastigiata, 1 a A. hypogaea susbp. fastigiata var. vulgaris y 2 a A. hypogaea subsp. fastigiata var. peruviana Krapov. & W. C. Gregory. Bolivia constituye un centro de variación independiente pues sus razas son exclusivas de su territorio, salvo muy pocas excepciones. Bolivia como unidad, se caracteriza por las razas "Crema", "Colorado San Simón", "Bayo americano", "Overo" y "Overo carenado", que se cultivan en todo el país. Se pueden delimitar algunas regiones de mayor diversidad: la región de los Yungas de La Paz, donde se coleccionaron 11 razas de las cuales 3 son exclusivas y la región montañosa de Santa Cruz y Cochabamba, con 18 razas de las cuales 6 son exclusivas. Estas dos regiones pertenecen a la cuenca del Amazonas. Una
    tercera región se encuentra en el Departamento de Tarija, perteneciente a la cuenca del Plata, donde se coleccionaron 14 razas, de las cuales 2 son exclusivas. Todas estas razas pertenecen a la var. hypogaea. La subsp. fastigiata, presenta un centro de variación muy notable en la cuenca del río Beni, donde en un área muy pequeña se coleccionaron 10 razas, de las cuales 9 son exclusivas. Se destaca Bolivia como un centro de variación único en el mundo y la gran variabilidad del maní señala a Bolivia como una importante fuente de posibilidades para el mejoramiento de este cultivo
  2. The oil and gas equipment and services market in Bolivia

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    The economy of Bolivia is based mainly on agriculture and resource extraction, making Bolivia one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Approximately 14 per cent of exports are hydrocarbons. Starting in 1996, the oil and gas sector was privatised, resulting in the domination of multinational corporations. It is estimated that the natural gas reserves of Bolivia stand in excess of 2.2 trillion cubic metres. Equipment, materials, and services used in all stages of the oil and gas production and distribution chain are all in demand in Bolivia. Over the medium term, it is expected that pipelines and equipment required for gas-fired power plants represent the most important opportunity in the country. Incentives for vehicle and industrial conversion were included in the new domestic energy plan, as well as the extension of the domestic gas distribution system to 250,000 homes. Canadian geomatics capability could fill the requirements concerning the Bolivian oil and gas assets still in the exploration, development, and documentation stages. Companies with exploration and development contracts, companies producing from commercial fields, refinery operators, producers in the liquid propane gas and compressed natural gas sub-sector, as well as pipeline operators are all considered key players, in addition to the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons. The customers are sophisticated buyers who purchase based on technical specifications and price negotiations. There are no significant non-tariff barriers, and Bolivia has adopted liberal trade policies. 9 refs., 3 tabs

  3. International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) national favourability studies: Bolivia

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    Bolivia has an area of 1,098,580 square kilometers. Its capital is La Paz. The western part of the country is dominated by two ranges of the Andes Mountains, the Cordillera Occidental on the vest flank of the high plateau (Altiplano) and the Cordillera Real (or Oriental) on the east flank. The northern Andes average 5,486 meters in elevation; the southern Andes are not as lofty. The Altiplano is 3,658 to A,267 meters high and 129 km. in average width; it is the largest basin of inland drainage in South America and contains the renowned Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian-Bolivian border. The eastern tropical lowlands or pampas (Oriente) comprise about two-thirds of the country, with rain forest in the northern portion. An intermediate zone of valleys and basins lies between the eastern Andes and Oriente. Bolivia differs from other Andean countries, like Chile, Peru and Ecuador, in having large areas of Preeambrian schists, gneisses, migmatites and granites. These crop out in the eastern part of the country. Parts of these rocks contain banded iron formations (i.e., in the Muttin region) and are probably early Precambrian in age. Little systematic exploration for uranium was undertaken in Bolivia until the late 1960's. In 1967, 1968 and 1969 technical assistance was requested from, and provided by, the IAEA. This work led to evaluation of radioactive anomalies in veins of northeast Bolivia and in sandstones in the extreme southern part of the country. Although no uranium reserves are now credited to Bolivia, the geologic possibilities for several kinds of uranium deposits coupled with the relatively limited work done to date suggest that uranium orebodies will be discovered. It is estimated that the potential resources of Bolivia are in the range of 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes uranium

  4. The MAS Six Years in Power in Bolivia

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    Review Essay of:– The Rise of Evo Morales and the MAS, by Sven Harten. London/New York: Zed Books, 2011.– Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo in Bolivia; The First Term in Context, edited by Adrian J. Pearce. London, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2011.– El estado de derecho como tiranía, by Luis Tapia. La Paz: CIDES/UMSA, 2011.– From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation and the Politics of Evo Morales, by Jeffery R. Webber. Chicago: Haymark...

  5. Bolivia. The new nuclear research center in El Alto

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    2016-05-15

    Research reactors in Latin America have become a priority in public policy in the last decade. Bolivia wants to become the 8th country to implement peaceful nuclear technology in this area with the new Center for Research and Development in the Nuclear Technology. The Center will be the most advanced in Latin America. It will provide for a wide use of radiation technologies in agriculture, medicine, and industry. After several negotiations Bolivia and the Russian Federation signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy and the construction of the Nuclear Research and Technology Center.

  6. Bolivia. The new nuclear research center in El Alto

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    Research reactors in Latin America have become a priority in public policy in the last decade. Bolivia wants to become the 8th country to implement peaceful nuclear technology in this area with the new Center for Research and Development in the Nuclear Technology. The Center will be the most advanced in Latin America. It will provide for a wide use of radiation technologies in agriculture, medicine, and industry. After several negotiations Bolivia and the Russian Federation signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy and the construction of the Nuclear Research and Technology Center.

  7. Como Lo Hago Yo: Mielomeningocele En Bolivia

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    Carlos F Dabdoub

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Neural Tube Defects (NTD are the second congenital malformation, second only to cardiac malformations. Myelomeningocele (MMCL is the most frequent NTD and the more complex. In Bolivia, like in many countries in South America, the low socio economical level of the population increases its incidences and complicates its management. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of 70 cases of MMC at Hospital Universitario Japonés (HUJ, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, between 2008-2011. Sixty had surgery. Results: Prenatal care in 27 women (38.6%, positive diagnosis for spinal disraphism in 2 (7.4%. The child arrived after 24 hours of birth (65.5%. Lumbosacral lesion (64.3%. Of those 67.2% were open, with 32.9% evidencing partial motor lesion in contrast with 47.1% who were paraplegic bellow the level of the lesion. Three children were not operated because they had complex and severe malformations associated to the MMCL. The most common surgical complications were; wound dehiscence or infection (16.6%, CSF fistula (10% CNS infection (11.7%. Mortality and specifically postoperative mortality were 7.1% y 3.3%, respectively. Hydrocephalus wass evident in 80% of the patients who were operated, they received a VP shunt medium pressure. Nine patients who had long term follow up presented with tethered cord. Conclusions: A characteristic, delayed referral. No gender predominance. Majority of cases were lumbar or lumbar sacral. Mortality similar to what is reported in the literature. Few patients came for follow up. MMCL is a pathology that requires concentrated attention by the national authorities. A multi center and multi national study will improve our management of these patients.

  8. Oil and gas market report. Bolivia. Panorama and perspective for business

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    Bolivia, with its large oil and natural gas potential, is becoming an increasingly important link in South American energy trade. With new fields and pipeline construction, the nation is becoming the natural gas hub for the Southern Cone. In 1998, Bolivia experienced 4,7% GDP growth, the fastest in South America, and Bolivia's best performance since 1988. In addition, Bolivia brought its inflation rate to a 2-decade low of 4,4 %. In addition to tight global capital markets, investments also is expected to decrease due to the completion of the Bolivia to Brazil gas pipeline. This extremely capital-intensive project accounted for a significant portion of Bolivia's investment for 1998 and 1999. Bolivia has made significant economic improvements over the past few years by adopting a series of free market policies. The mayor improvements in economic growth have been made possible primarily through the government's unique capitalization program of key national industries. In addition to the Capitalization Program, Bolivia's economic growth is a result of its involvement in several free trade associations. Bolivia, as well as Chile, is an associate partner of the Mercosur, whose members include Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Bolivia is also member of the Andean Pact, which comprises Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Bolivia's unique involvement in both of these trade groups is allowing it to become an important cornerstone in the integration of the South American continent. Specifically, Bolivia is increasingly becoming an important transport hub within the continent. Energy is one of the main products Bolivia is attempting to transport. According to the government, nearly $5 billion of investment is needed by 2005 so Bolivia can succesfully develop its oil and gas reserves, build pipelines, and construct power plants if it wishes to emerge as the regional hub

  9. Education Reform in Bolivia: Transitions towards Which Future?

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    Arrueta, Jose Antonio; Avery, Helen

    2012-01-01

    This article concerns the impact of educational reforms on young people in Bolivian society as they transition into adulthood, against the backdrop of globalisation and far-reaching structural changes. Ethnicity and cultural capital are linked in complex ways with social stratification in Bolivia. In a pluricultural society, the language of…

  10. Forest management in Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua: reform failures?

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    L. Pellegrini (Lorenzo)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractThis study is a policy assessment contrasting forestry reforms and their intended objectives against the state of the forestry sector in Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua. The study finds that there is a gap between policy objectives and the state of forestry in the three countries, and th

  11. Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs?: evidence from Bolivia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2004-01-01

    Significant changes in public investment patterns - in both the sectoral uses of funds, and their geographic distribution - emerged after Bolivia devolved substantial resources from central agencies, to municipalities in 1994. By far the most important determinant of these changes are objective indicators of social need (for example, education investment rises where illiteracy is higher). ...

  12. Crisis, inflexion y reforma del sistema de partidos en Bolivia.

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    Fernando Calderon.

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available In this article the authors evaluate the multi-party system in Bolivia in order to identify its evolution, limits, achievements and failures. Following this analysis, a strategy for strengthening the party system is elaborated upon, including changes in the representation system, pacts, deliberative processes, political opening and modernization, and the formulation of policies designed to satisfy social demands.

  13. Poverty and Nutrition in Bolivia. A World Bank Country Study.

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    McGuire, Judith; Lopez, Cynthia

    In Bolivia, malnutrition afflicts about 25 percent of children under 3 and 12-24 percent of women. It contributes to high death rates, immune deficiency, learning disabilities, and low work productivity. Malnutrition and its effects are particularly severe among poor, rural, and indigenous populations. Malnutrition is both caused by and causes…

  14. The Corrosion control in the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline; O controle da corrosao no Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil

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    Coelho, Jorge Fernando Pereira [TBG - Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia Brasil S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2003-07-01

    This paper presents the techniques and procedures adopted for the corrosion control of the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline. In buried pipes, the corrosion process may occur on the external surface in contact with the surrounding soil as well on the internal surface in contact with the conveyed fluid, being necessary the simultaneous mitigation of the both processes. (author)

  15. Medicinal ethnobotany in Huacareta (Chuquisaca, Bolivia

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to document the types of diseases treated by the use of medicinal plants, their main applications and also to have a report of the major diseases treated at the Hospital of San Pablo de Huacareta (Chuquisaca Bolivia. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews on the use medicinal plants with 10 local informants, and categorized the kinds of diseases treated by traditional medicine. We obtained reports of cases treated at the Hospital of Huacareta in order to compare the use frequency of traditional medicine and allopathic medicine for the treatment of recurrent diseases in the area. Results Our survey identified 258 traditional medicine uses, spanning a total of 13 diseases categories and including 91 native and exotic plant species and one unidentified sample plant type. Gastrointestinal disorders (55% were most frequently treated with medicinal plants, followed by afflictions of the musculoskeletal system (25% and dermatological disorders (24%. Hospital information indicates that the most common diseases are acute respiratory infections (47% and acute diarrheal diseases (37%. The herbal remedies were mostly used in the form of teas and decoctions. The informants used mainly native plant species, although exotic species has been introduced to the pharmacopoeia. Conclusions The treatment of gastrointestinal disorders is the primary objective of the medical ethnobotany of the inhabitants of Huacareta, while respiratory system diseases are mostly treated in the hospital. Looking at the data from the Hospital records we can infer that gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common diseases in the study area. For most respondents, traditional medicine is a reliable choice for the care of their illnesses. However, the preference of the population for either traditional medicine or allopathic medicine needs to be clarified in future comparative studies to obtain more convincing results. The

  16. Medicinal ethnobotany in Huacareta (Chuquisaca, Bolivia)

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    2012-01-01

    Background The aim of this study was to document the types of diseases treated by the use of medicinal plants, their main applications and also to have a report of the major diseases treated at the Hospital of San Pablo de Huacareta (Chuquisaca Bolivia). Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews on the use medicinal plants with 10 local informants, and categorized the kinds of diseases treated by traditional medicine. We obtained reports of cases treated at the Hospital of Huacareta in order to compare the use frequency of traditional medicine and allopathic medicine for the treatment of recurrent diseases in the area. Results Our survey identified 258 traditional medicine uses, spanning a total of 13 diseases categories and including 91 native and exotic plant species and one unidentified sample plant type. Gastrointestinal disorders (55%) were most frequently treated with medicinal plants, followed by afflictions of the musculoskeletal system (25%) and dermatological disorders (24%). Hospital information indicates that the most common diseases are acute respiratory infections (47%) and acute diarrheal diseases (37%). The herbal remedies were mostly used in the form of teas and decoctions. The informants used mainly native plant species, although exotic species has been introduced to the pharmacopoeia. Conclusions The treatment of gastrointestinal disorders is the primary objective of the medical ethnobotany of the inhabitants of Huacareta, while respiratory system diseases are mostly treated in the hospital. Looking at the data from the Hospital records we can infer that gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common diseases in the study area. For most respondents, traditional medicine is a reliable choice for the care of their illnesses. However, the preference of the population for either traditional medicine or allopathic medicine needs to be clarified in future comparative studies to obtain more convincing results. The results presented can be

  17. Como Lo Hago Yo: Mielomeningocele En Bolivia

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    Dabdoub, Carlos F.; Dabdoub, Carlos B.; Villavicencio, Ramiro; Quevedo, Germán

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: Las malformaciones del tubo neural (MTN) representan la segunda causa más frecuente de anomalías congénitas, luego de las cardiopatías. En este grupo se destaca el mielomeningocele (MMC) por su mayor incidencia, y por ser la más incapacitante y la más compleja entre todas las demás malformaciones del sistema nervioso c`entral (SNC). En Bolivia, como en muchos países de Sudamérica, los bajos niveles socio-culturales y la debilidad en el sistema sanitario, hacen que su incidencia y su morbilidad, sean mayores que en las naciones más desarrolladas. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de 70 casos de MMC, atendidos por un equipo multidisciplinario en el Hospital Universitario Japonés (HUJ) de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, entre 2008-2011. De ellos, 60 fueron intervenidos quirúrgicamente. Resultados: Se realizaron controles prenatales sólo en 27 mujeres (38.6%), diagnosticándose una disrafia espinal en apenas dos casos (7.4%). La edad de ingreso del MMC en su mayoría fue después de las 24 horas (65.6%), predominando su localización en la región lumbosacra (64.3%). De ellos, 67.2% eran abiertos, presentando un 32.9% un daño neurológico motor parcial mientras que 47.1% tenían paraplejia por debajo de la lesión. De los 70 casos, tres (4.3%) no fueron intervenidos, por presentar defectos congénitos severos o estado general grave. Las principales complicaciones posoperatorias inmediatas fueron: dehiscencia de sutura y/o infección de la herida (16.6%), fístula de líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR) (10%) e infección del SNC (11.7%). La mortalidad general y postoperatoria fue de 7.1% y 3.3%, respectivamente. Al mes de vida presentaban hidrocefalia un 80% de los pacientes operados, colocándose una derivación ventriculoperitoneal (DVP) de presión media. De 9 pacientes que tuvieron un acompanamiento de dos o más años, seis presentaron una médula anclada, que fueron intervenidas quirúrgicamente. Conclusi

  18. Sale, storage and use of legal, illegal and obsolete pesticides in Bolivia

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    Jasmin Haj-Younes; Omar Huici; Erik Jørs

    2015-01-01

    Unregulated selling practices, bad storage habits and the use of illegal pesticides in Bolivia are widespread, with increasing negative consequences on public health and the environment. The present study describes the selling, storage and use of legal, illegal and obsolete pesticides among pesticide retailers and farmers in Bolivia. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 191 pesticide-using farmers and 40 pesticide retailers. Data were gathered in 2009 in La Paz County, Bolivia. A question...

  19. The MAS Six Years in Power in Bolivia

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    Ton Salman

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Review Essay of:– The Rise of Evo Morales and the MAS, by Sven Harten. London/New York: Zed Books, 2011.– Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo in Bolivia; The First Term in Context, edited by Adrian J. Pearce. London, Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2011.– El estado de derecho como tiranía, by Luis Tapia. La Paz: CIDES/UMSA, 2011.– From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation and the Politics of Evo Morales, by Jeffery R. Webber. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2011.– La democracia desde los márgenes: Transformaciones en el campo político boliviano, by María Teresa Zegada, with Claudia Arce, Gabriela Canedo and Alber Quispe. La Paz: Muela del Diablo Editores/CLACSO, 2011.

  20. Average monthly and annual climate maps for Bolivia

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    Vicente-Serrano, Sergio M.

    2015-02-24

    This study presents monthly and annual climate maps for relevant hydroclimatic variables in Bolivia. We used the most complete network of precipitation and temperature stations available in Bolivia, which passed a careful quality control and temporal homogenization procedure. Monthly average maps at the spatial resolution of 1 km were modeled by means of a regression-based approach using topographic and geographic variables as predictors. The monthly average maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation and potential exoatmospheric solar radiation under clear sky conditions are used to estimate the monthly average atmospheric evaporative demand by means of the Hargreaves model. Finally, the average water balance is estimated on a monthly and annual scale for each 1 km cell by means of the difference between precipitation and atmospheric evaporative demand. The digital layers used to create the maps are available in the digital repository of the Spanish National Research Council.

  1. MITOS Y VERDADES ACERCA DEL CAMBIO CLIMATICO EN BOLIVIA

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    Marcos Andrade

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los recientes desastres naturales han llamado la atención de los medios de comunicación hacia los posibles efectos del cambio climático en Bolivia. Muchos de los desastres fueron atribuidos al calentamiento global, a El Niño o al agujero de ozono, entre otros. El presente artículo trata de identificar la posible relación de los desastres naturales observados o predichos con estos fenómenos así como aclarar, cuando asó sea pertinente, algunos conceptos para evitar confusiones e interpretaciones erróneas. En este sentido se toman diez aseveraciones relativamente comunes y se las analiza en términos de su consistencia científica para tratar de separar mitos y verdades del cambio climático en Bolivia.

  2. The evolution of microfinance in Bolivia: a commercialized industry

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    Bodnar, Tammy Elizabeth

    2010-01-01

    As the microfinance industry has grown into a worldwide development, many different strategies and lending technologies have surfaced. With a focus on sustainable and profitable operations, the commercialization trend has taken over much of Latin America. This paper examines the impacts of, and the motivations and methods behind the commercialization process by exploring the highly commercialized microfinance industry in Bolivia. The Bolivian case study demonstrates how the commercialization ...

  3. Citizenship and the State. Obligatory Military Service in Contemporary Bolivia

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    Marta Cabezas Fernández

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This article examines an institution which is central to sustaining racist, classist and patriarchal differentiated citizenship in Bolivia: obligatory military service. Through an analysis of the parliamentary debates that took place throughout 2008, during the first term in office of the governing Movement Towards Socialism (MAS party, this research reveals the effectiveness of the state legislation mandating obligatory military service in legitimizing and naturalizing processes of domination.

  4. Mercury pollution in the Upper Beni River, Amazonian basin : Bolivia

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    Maurice Bourgoin, Laurence; Quiroga, I.; Guyot, Jean-Loup; Malm, O.

    1999-01-01

    Mercury contamination caused by the amalgamation of gold in small-scale gold mining is an environmental problem of increasing concern, particularly in tropical regions like the Amazon, where a new boom of such gold mining started in the 1970s. In Brazil, research into these problems has been carried out for many years, but there is no available data for Bolivia. The present paper surveys mercury contamination of a Bolivian river system in the Amazon drainage basin, measured in water, fish, an...

  5. Intimate partner violence and mental health in Bolivia

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    Meekers, Dominique; Pallin, Sarah C; Hutchinson, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Background Latin America has among the highest rates of intimate partner violence. While there is increasing evidence that intimate partner violence is associated with mental health problems, there is little such research for developing countries. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between Bolivian women’s experiences with physical, psychological, and sexual intimate partner violence and mental health outcomes. Methods This study analyzes data from the 2008 Bolivia Demog...

  6. Econometric Model for Cement demand and supply in Bolivia

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    Melitón Ramirez Mattos

    2005-01-01

    This document introduce the obtained results of the econometric estimation of cement demand and supply in Bolivia considered as a simultaneous equations model, based on two equations, one for the demand and another for the supply. The objective of this study is to quantify the forces that affect the cement market in the period understood among the years 1994 up to 2003. Five models of simultaneous equations were considered, which are based on the respective linear functions of cement demand a...

  7. Towards hegemony: the rise of Bolivia's indigenous movements

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    Salt, Sandra Jean

    2006-01-01

    Analysing the rise of Bolivia's indigenous movements from the perspective of Otero's political-cultural formation theory (PCF), this thesis focuses on the Katarista movement, in the 1970s-1980s; and on the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) which has become the country's governing party. In examining the progression of these movements through the PCF, this project considers the impact of three determining factors; regional cultural and economic processes, state intervention, and leadership types...

  8. Quinoa in Bolivia - Food Sovereignty and Food Security

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    Filipovska, Kalina; Yusuf, Ayaann; Viera da Silva, Yasmin; Fredskild Pedersen, Nanna

    2015-01-01

    Within this project, the main objective is to investigate the effects of the quinoa boom in Bolivia. Most importantly - to examine the understanding, use and implementation of the concept of Food Sovereignty, and the related concept of Food Security, by means of two actors - The Government and the Quinoa Producers. By utilizing a theoretical framework consisting of Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Moral Economy and Globalization, an inductive approach has been taken to research the problem fo...

  9. The southern altiplano of Bolivia : chapter 5.1.b

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    Winkel, Thierry; Alvarez-Flores, R.; Bommel, P. van; Bourliaud, J.; Chevarria Lazo, M.; Cortes, G.; De Cruz, P.; Del Castillo, C.; Gasselin, P.; Joffre, R; Léger, F; Nina Laura, J.P.; Rambal, S.; Rivière, G.; Tichit, M.

    2015-01-01

    Quinoa has been a staple food for Andean populations for millennia. Today, it is a much-appreciated product on the international health-food, organic and fair-trade food markets. Quinoa producers in the southern Altiplano of Bolivia initiated this change approximately 40 years ago. On high desert land, they succeeded in developing a thriving agricultural crop for export. Although they enjoy lucrative niche markets, quinoa producers are not specialized farmers, nor do most of them live year...

  10. In Spaces of Marginalization: Dispossession, Incorporation, and Resistance in Bolivia

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    Kaup, Brent Z.

    2015-01-01

    Recent scholarship conceptualizing primitive accumulation as an ongoing process in global capitalism has noted the difficulties faced in bringing struggles against exploitation and dispossession together. While some scholars suggest that an 'organic link" exists between these conflicts. they have yet to clearly specify the conditions and mechanisms through which such a link can form. Examining cases in Bolivia at the turn of the twenty-first century. I argue that struggles against exploitatio...

  11. Apex Organizations and the Growth of Microfinance in Bolivia

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    Sergio Navajas; Mark Schreiner

    2001-01-01

    Bolivia has the most advanced microfinance sector in Latin America and has been a model worldwide. Apex organizations--second-tier wholesaling mechanisms that lend and offer non- financial assistance to retailing microfinance organizations--have not been responsible for this success. Former and current Bolivian apex organizations have engaged in little market development. Some have provided some liquidity to microfinance organizations, but they have not played an indispensable role in the dev...

  12. The Political Ecology of Natural Gas Extraction in Southern Bolivia

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    Humphreys Bebbington, Denise

    2010-01-01

    Capital investment in natural resource extraction has fuelled an unprecedented rush to secure hydrocarbon and mining concessions and contracts throughout the Andes-Amazon-Chaco region leading to increased tensions and conflict with lowland indigenous groups residing in the areas that contain subsoil resources. This thesis explores resource extraction and conflict through an ethnography of state-society interactions over proposed hydrocarbon extraction in Bolivia. It asks, how does a “post-...

  13. Decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia.

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2012-01-01

    Decentralization is meant to deepen democracy, improve public services, and make government more accountable. But evidence from across the globe is contradictory. Is it all empty fashion? A giant mistake? Jean-Paul Faguet uses the remarkable case of Bolivia to investigate reform over a generation. Public investment shifted dramatically towards primary services and resource distribution became far more equitable. Change was driven by Bolivia’s smaller, poorer municipalities prioritizing their ...

  14. Datasets: decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2012-01-01

    These are the two databases on which all the quantitative work in the book 'Decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia' (econometrics, graphs, charts, etc) is based. They contain essentially the same data, but formatted in version 1 for cross-sectional regressions, and in version 2 for panel regressions. Both databases follow similar naming conventions, provided in the data key. The data are organized by municipality and cover the period 1987-2007. Financi...

  15. The Climate Change Effects on the Agricultural Sector of Bolivia

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    Aliaga, Javier; Aguilar, Tirza

    2009-01-01

    Bolivia as many other countries in the world, it is looking for some mechanism that allows to fight against the adverse impacts produced by climate variability. There is consensus that more adaptation and mitigation measures if we want to reduce the adverse effects produced by the climate change - in addition the vulnerability1 to these phenomena depends also on other stress factors. The aim of our research seeks to evaluate the economic impact of climate change in the agricultural sector of ...

  16. The climate change effects on the agricultural sector of Bolivia

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    Aliaga Lordemann, Javier; Aguilar, Tirza J.

    2009-01-01

    Bolivia as many other countries in the world, it is looking for some mechanism that allows to fight against the adverse impacts produced by climate variability. There is consensus that more adaptation and mitigation measures if we want to reduce the adverse effects produced by the climate change - in addition the vulnerability to these phenomena depends also on other stress factors. The aim of our research seeks to evaluate the economic impact of climate change in the agricultural sector of B...

  17. Quinoa: An Option for Improving Rural Income in Bolivia

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    Beatriz Muriel; Tania Evia

    2011-01-01

    This research examines the production of quinoa as an option for improving rural incomes in the Altiplano of Bolivia; due to, on one hand, the grain is aligned perfectly to the customs and traditions of work and family of the habitants of this region, on the other hand, international demand for the product has increased substantially generating good economic opportunities and better prices. Through microsimulation is observed that in the the Southern Highlands households would benefit from th...

  18. Can sub-national autonomy strengthen democracy in Bolivia?

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2014-01-01

    Bolivia is one of the most radical and sincere of decentralization reformers. It recently implemented new reforms granting autonomy to departmental, regional, municipal, and indigenous and rural governments. What effects might these have on public investment patterns, government responsiveness, intergovernmental fiscal relations, the sustainability of public finances, and political accountability? I examine autonomies in light of both fiscal federalism theory and evidence on the effects of Bo...

  19. Reproducing Racism: Schooling and Race in Highland Bolivia

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    Canessa, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    Bolivia is one of the few Latin American nations with a majority indian population. Strong assimilationist policies over the past fifty years have meant indians have been discriminated against in many areas of social life. Rural schools have been a principal tool in assimilation. Over the past decade political and education reform have shifted policy away from an assimilationist model to a multicultural one. Of great significance is the requirement for use of indigenous language in school an...

  20. Las condenadas : an ethnography of sexuality and violence in Bolivia

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    Borda Niño, Adriana Carolina

    2014-01-01

    This is an ethnographic study of discourses and experiences concerning sexual exchanges among kin “who are too closely related to marry each other” (OED), or what in lay language is called “incest”. I investigate the ways in which a certain kind of incest, that between older men and younger women, primarily from different generations, is experienced by women of predominantly rural origin, who have been hospitalized in the major public psychiatric hospital in Bolivia, in Sucre. ...

  1. AN ANALYSIS OF LAND DISTRIBUTION AND CONCENTRATION IN BOLIVIA

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    Valdivia, Fernando Crespo

    1991-01-01

    Despite the implementation of Bolivia's land reform in 1953, the agrarian structure continues to have an extreme concentration of land. Furthermore, in the last two decades regional agrarian structure have been aggravated by population pressures and a lack of new technological practices for most small scale farmers and peasants. Public and private institutions and urban residents observe hundreds of landless and near-landless families in the cities searching for jobs. Most end up becoming par...

  2. The debate on family planning and reproductive rights in Bolivia.

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    De La Fuente, M

    1991-01-01

    Using Bolivia as the example, the author critiques international organization and health professional emphasis upon providing family planning services as inadequate to meet the needs and interests of poor women. The feminist and women's movements should be expected to fight to regain the right of self-determination, and to demand integral health care for women. Contraception will constitute but a component of this holistic approach. Poverty, natalism, development, and population policies are all interrelated issues in Bolivia as the country proceeds through a period of democratization. Where total fertility averages 5 children/women as it does in Bolivia, women should certainly have the right to choose contraception in the control of fertility. Simple provision of such services and supplies will not, however, suffice to solve more deeply rooted social and economic problems faced by those women. The author further fears that some parts of the feminist movement have forgotten that population and related policies developed and imposed by other cultures have little interest in respecting the self-determination of women as individuals. Support for these policies by movement members only reinforces and helps to reproduce existing conditions of poverty and unequal rights. PMID:12284538

  3. Progress Made in Promoting Relations With Bolivia to a New Level

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    Hua; Jiaguang; Xiao; Xiao

    2013-01-01

    <正>The South American country of Bolivia is currently making great efforts to advance political,economic and social reforms,with the focus on developing a broad-based economy that can improve the livelihood of its people. With the country now at a crucial stage in development and reform, Bolivia-China friendship has become of great significance for future develop-

  4. Teacher Education Reform and Subaltern Voices: From Politica to Practica in Bolivia

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    Delany-Barmann, Gloria

    2010-01-01

    In 1994, the National Educational Reform in Bolivia instituted reforms that called for a model of education that held at its center the knowledge and languages of Indigenous people. The types of change called for by the reforms in Bolivia signify major transformations in teacher preparation practices and a concerted emphasis on training in…

  5. Incomplete, slow, and asymmetric price transmission in ten product markets of Bolivia

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    Varela, Gonzalo J.

    2012-01-01

    With food prices on the rise, understanding the transmission of price shocks, both internationally and domestically, is central for trade policy analysis. This paper examines spatial market integration and its determinants for ten key food products in Bolivia, across the four most important cities, and with the world, over the period 1991-2008. Within Bolivia, markets for onions, chicken, ...

  6. A review of forest economics research in Bolivia

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    Hjortsø, Carsten Nico Portefee; Helles, Finn; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl;

    Economic values play a significant role in social development, whether they are made explicit or just perceived by social actors. In this chapter we introduce a comprehensive concept of resource value. Considering direct use values, indirect use values and non-use values we attempt to encompass t...... total value of forest resources. Taking Bolivia as an example, we present a review of forest and environmental economics literature, providing an overview of the state-of-the-art of this research field in an Andean country....

  7. Bolivia: Perspectivas Económicas 2005 - 2014

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    Mercado, Alejandro F.; Leitón, Jorge; Medinaceli, Mauricio; Aguilar, Tirza; Chacón, Marcelo; Ibiett, Javier

    2005-01-01

    La difícil situación por la que atraviesa Bolivia desde inicios del milenio, caracterizada por una confrontación de dos visiones de país y de futuro casi irreconciliables, es el resultado de dos fenómenos: Por una parte, un sistema político que ha sido incapaz de crear un espacio de representación, que permita un marco mínimo de gobernabilidad en un sistema de democracia representativa y, por la otra, un patrón de desarrollo económico excluyente, que ha sumido en la pobreza a una importante p...

  8. Movilización popular por la salud en Bolivia

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    Javier Torres Goitia T.

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta la experiencia de una política de salud democrática y participativa que pudo aplicarse exitosamente en Bolivia simultáneamente con la recuperación de la democracia después de 18 años de gobiernos de facto y dictaduras militares. Esta experiencia estuvo inspirada en los conceptos emergentes de la medicina social y tuvo como base una forma de concebir la participación popular en salud muy diferente a la tradicional que busca que la población coopere con los servicios. Lo que la expe...

  9. Dinámicas provinciales de bienestar en Bolivia

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    Hinojosa-Valencia, Leonith; Chumacero, Juan Pablo; Chumacero, Mauricio

    2009-01-01

    Este informe de investigación presenta los resultados de un ejercicio de microsimulación que busca conocer la orientación de los cambios en indicadores de bienestar (gasto per cápita, pobreza y desigualdad) en Bolivia y mapear tales cambios en el territorio nacional, a fin de identificar las desigualdades espaciales en la distribución del crecimiento y el desarrollo ocurrido en el período intercensal 1992 – 2001 a nivel de unidades geográficas pequeñas. La caracterización de dinámicas provinc...

  10. Pachakuti en Bolivia (2008-2010). Un diario personal

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    James Dunkerley

    2011-01-01

    The writing of this personal Diary approaches crucial public “moments” in Bolivian history and connects them with present debates around the exercise of democracy in the context of the New Political Constitution of the State (2006) and of the recently founded Plurinational State (2010). In an effort to embrace a Pachakuti logic, the writing avoids a strict chronological order of the facts, rather unfolding a concern with the ‘historicity’ of where Bolivia now stands and where she might be ‘go...

  11. Migración Municipal en Bolivia: Un Enfoque Espacial

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    Vargas, Martin

    2005-01-01

    At this work we study the increased migration streams at municipal level using information of the national census 2001, we used two types of analysis the first one based in classical regressions and the second one based in spatial expanded models. El presente trabajo estudia los flujos de migración reciente en Bolivia a nivel municipal, utilizando la información obtenida en el Censo Nacional 2001, son utilizados dos tipos de an´alisis de los flujos de migración: el análisis convencional...

  12. Application of the Code of Conduct in Bolivia

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    The system of radiation in Bolivia has the radiation Protection and Safety Law with its own regulations for the control of ionizing radiation sources. The Competent National Authority is The Bolivian Institute of Science and Nuclear Technology (IBTEN). The control of ionizing radiation sources is based on several licenses and authorizations. Each one of these elements offers courses, personnel dosimetry, emergency response systems, calibration and others, etc. All the elements of control need to be followed by all the personnel involved for the efficient functioning of their jobs. (author)

  13. El siglo XIX: Bolivia y América latina

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    Abendroth, Hans Huber; Albo, Xavier; Barragán, Rossana; Bridikhina, Eugenia; Cajías, Dora; Canqui, Roberto Choque; Chávez, Iván Ramiro Jiménez; Cusicanqui, Silvia Rivera; DEMÉLAS-BOHY, Marie-Danielle; Gérard DUFOUR; F., Eduardo Cavieres; G., Cecilia Méndez; García, Aimer Granados; Garrido, Margarita; Gotkowitz, Laura

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    Este libro es resultado del Primer Encuentro Internacional de Historia sobre "El Siglo XIX en Bolivia y América Latina", organizado por la Coordinadora de Historia y el Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos (IFEA) el año 1994 en la ciudad de Sucre en homenaje postumo a Gunnar Mendoza. Dedicado al siglo XIX, por ser un período poco abordado en general por la historiografía de los últimos años, tuvo el propósito de analizar, con mayor profundidad y rigor, tanto las continuidades coloniales como...

  14. Factores que inciden en el rendimiento escolar en Bolivia

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    Alejandra Mizala; Pilar Romaguera; Teresa Reinaga

    1999-01-01

    Mejorar la calidad educativa es una de las tareas prioritarias en América Latina y particularmente en países como Bolivia, donde la educación ha comenzado a ser un tema crucial en la agenda pública, especialmente a partir de 1994 cuando se implementa una nueva Reforma Educativa. El objetivo de este trabajo es examinar los factores que inciden en el desempeño de los alumnos, identificando tanto factores asociados a los niños y sus características familiares, como factores asociados a los coleg...

  15. Men and Women Facing Political Violence in Bolivia

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    Pierre Beaucage

    2008-01-01

    In this article, I propose to outline the stories of violence between men and women from the countryside and low-income neighborhoods in the cities, based on 33 interviews conducted in Bolivia in the summers of 2005 and 2006. I don’t consider «violence» as a universal concept, but rather as a combination of representations related to widely distributed practices within society. I will clearly point out the commonalities between men and women, on the one hand, and among inhabitants of the coun...

  16. Urban transmission of Chagas disease in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Chagas disease is a major public health problem in Bolivia. In the city of Cochabamba, 58% of the population lives in peripheral urban districts ("popular zones" where the infection prevalence is extremely high. From 1995 to 1999, we studied the demographics of Chagas infections in children from five to 13 years old (n = 2218 from the South zone (SZ and North zone (NZ districts, which differ in social, environmental, and agricultural conditions. Information gathered from these districts demonstrates qualitative and quantitative evidence for the active transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in urban Cochabamba. Seropositivity was high in both zones (25% in SZ and 19% in NZ. We observed a high risk of infection in children from five to nine years old in SZ, but in NZ, a higher risk occurred in children aged 10-13, with odds ratio for infection three times higher in NZ than in SZ. This difference was not due to triatomine density, since more than 1,000 Triatoma infestans were captured in both zones, but was possibly secondary to the vector infection rate (79% in SZ and 37% in NZ. Electrocardiogram abnormalities were found to be prevalent in children and pre-adolescents (SZ = 40%, NZ = 17%, indicating that under continuous exposure to infection and re-infection, a severe form of the disease may develop early in life. This work demonstrates that T. cruzi infection should also be considered an urban health problem and is not restricted to the rural areas and small villages of Bolivia.

  17. In Spaces of Marginalization: Dispossession, Incorporation, and Resistance in Bolivia

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    Brent Z. Kaup

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Recent scholarship conceptualizing primitive accumulation as an ongoing process in global capitalism has noted the difficulties faced in bringing struggles against exploitation and dispossession together. While some scholars suggest that an 'organic link" exists between these conflicts. they have yet to clearly specify the conditions and mechanisms through which such a link can form. Examining cases in Bolivia at the turn of the twenty-first century. I argue that struggles against exploitation and dispossession do not merely converge when facing a common oppressor. but also as the changing forms and geographies of exploitation and dispossession bring people together in more proximate locations. I illustrate that the changing means through which Bolivia was incorporated into the global economy enhanced levels of marginalization and subsequently resulted in patterns of migration that led to a convergence of peasant and proletarian struggles. As both segments of Bolivian society were excluded from the country's major economic sectors. they migrated to the places where they thought they could best satisfy their livelihood needs. But as people continually struggled to meet these needs, these places became spaces of marginalization, and eventually, spaces of resistance.

  18. Impacts of Unsustainable Mahogany Logging in Bolivia and Peru

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    Marc K. Steininger

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Although bigleaf mahogany [Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae] is the premier timber species of Latin America, its exploitation is unsustainable because of a pattern of local depletion and shifting supply. We surveyed experts on the status of mahogany in Bolivia and Peru, the world's past and present largest exporters. Bolivia no longer has commercially viable mahogany (trees > 60 cm diameter at breast height across 79% of its range. In Peru, mahogany's range has shrunk by 50%, and, within a decade, a further 28% will be logged out. Approximately 15% of the mahogany range in these two countries is protected, but low densities and illegal logging mean that this overestimates the extent of mahogany under protection. The international community can support mahogany conservation by funding park management and by encouraging independent verification of the legality of mahogany in trade. Our findings demonstrate that a systematic expert survey can generate reliable and cost-effective information on the status of widespread species of concern and help to inform appropriate management policy.

  19. Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae

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    Márcia S. Couri

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae. Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosiinae is a very well represented genus in the Neotropical Region, known from almost 100 species. In Bolivia, it is known only from four species: N. declivis, N. incurva, N. oculata and N. recedens, all described by Stein. The study of material from South America deposited at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France, enabled the description of one new species to science. A key for the recognition of the five species known to Bolivia is given.

  20. La política exterior argentina hacia Bolivia y Paraguay

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    Tini, María Natalia

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es investigar la política exterior argentina, hacia Bolivia y Paraguay. A través de nuestro análisis buscamos descubrir las razones del por qué ambos países fueron excluidos de la agenda de política exterior argentina, a pesar de la significación de ciertos temas como la cuestión gasífera con Bolivia, y el ámbito del MERCOSUR con Paraguay entre otros. El vínculo con Bolivia y Paraguay cobraron vida ocasionalmente en el transcurso de la evolución de los bilate...

  1. Pachakuti en Bolivia (2008-2010. Un diario personal

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    James Dunkerley

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The writing of this personal Diary approaches crucial public “moments” in Bolivian history and connects them with present debates around the exercise of democracy in the context of the New Political Constitution of the State (2006 and of the recently founded Plurinational State (2010. In an effort to embrace a Pachakuti logic, the writing avoids a strict chronological order of the facts, rather unfolding a concern with the ‘historicity’ of where Bolivia now stands and where she might be ‘going.’ The Diary begins on February 7, 2009 (inauguration of the new Political Constitution of the State and concludes on February 13, 2010 (with a report of the British newspaper The Guardian commenting that the government of Evo Morales has created a Space Agency and plans to launch, in 2013, a satellite that will be called Tupac Katari.La escritura de este Diario personal aborda “momentos” públicos cruciales en la historia de Bolivia y los conecta con los debates actuales en torno al ejercicio de la democracia en el contexto de la Nueva Constitución Política del Estado (2006 y del recientemente fundado Estado Plurinacional (2010. En un esfuerzo por darle a la escritura una lógica de Pachakuti, no se sigue el orden cronológico de los hechos, más bien se despliega una preocupación por la historicidad de dónde está parada Bolivia y hacia dónde podría estar yendo.  El Diario se inicia el 7 de febrero de 2009 (inauguración de la nueva Constitución Política del Estado y concluye el 13 de febrero de 2010 (con un reporte del periódico británico The Guardian comentando que el gobierno de Evo Morales ha creado una Agencia Espacial y planea lanzar, en 2013, un satélite que se llamará Tupac Katari.

  2. Reflexiones sobre territorio e identidad de género en Bolivia.

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    Ana Rosa López

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo analiza la relación entre identidad cultural femenina y el territorio en Bolivia. Se reflexiona sobre la Reforma Agraria, la Ley de Participación Popular y el nuevo Estado Plurinacional.

  3. Discursos de otredad, conflictos políticos y movimientos sociales en Bolivia

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    Jeppesen, Anne Marie Ejdesgaard

    Sociale bevægelser, demokrati, deltagelse og konflikt. Bogen undersøger de sociale bevægelsers rolle som aktører i de politiske forandringsprocesser i Bolivia i begyndelsen af det nye årtusind...

  4. Small-scale gold mining : examples from Bolivia, Philippines and Zimbabwe

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    Jennings, Norman S

    1999-01-01

    Discusses three small-scale mining operations in Bolivia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. Focuses on issues of health and safety, legislation, links with large mines, and the coordination of assistance.

  5. A Social Accounting Matrix for Bolivia Featuring Formal and Informal Activities

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    Rainer Thiele; Daniel Piazolo

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Bolivia for the year 1997. Three distinctive features render the SAM a useful starting point for distributional analyses. First, production in the agricultural and services sect

  6. Analysis of the Hydrocarbon Sector in Bolivia: How are the Gas and Oil Revenues Distributed?

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    Christian Velasquez-Donaldson

    2007-01-01

    This report analyzes the importance of the hydrocarbon sector in Bolivia. The oil and gas sector currently represents a vital component of the Bolivian economy, accounting for 7 percent of the GDP in term of production and more than 30 percent of total government income. In addition, the hydrocarbon sector not only represents an important economic sector but also a political and social instrument for negotiations, mobilization and social participation. The hydrocarbon sector in Bolivia also p...

  7. New species and records of Macrodactylus Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Macrodactylini) from Bolivia.

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    Arce-Pérez, Roberto; Morón, Miguel Ángel

    2014-01-01

    Two new species of Macrodactylus Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Bolivia are described and illustrated: M. megaphyllus new species (from Comarapa, Santa Cruz and Sehuenca, Cochabamba) and M. yunganus new species (from Mairana and Comarapa, Santa Cruz). In addition, the species Macrodactylus bolivianus Moser, M. gracilis Moser, and M. nobilis Frey are redescribed and illustrated to help facilitate identification of these species. A key to the 10 species of Macrodactylus presently known from Bolivia is provided.  PMID:25283110

  8. Ideology and Social Improvement in Bolivia during the 20th Century

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    Brian Norris

    2011-01-01

    This essay relates improvements in social indicators in Bolivia during the Twentieth Century to ideological changes during the same period. During the Twentieth Century, most social indicators improved dramatically in Bolivia. Separately, scholars have vigorously debated ideologies, such as neoliberalism and its macroeconomic competitors, and the potential social impact of these ideologies. Despite the separate emphases on ideas and social outcomes, no systematic attempt has been made by scho...

  9. Circulating Practices: Migration and Translocal Development in Washington D.C. and Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    Christopher Strunk

    2013-01-01

    Migrant remittances are increasingly seen as a potential form of development in the global South, but the impact of international migration on sending regions is far from straightforward. In this article, I analyze migrant communities of origin in rural Bolivia as dynamic places that are constantly reproduced through connections with other places. I document the movement of migrant practices between Washington D.C. and Cochabamba and the influence of monetary and non-monetary flows on Bolivia...

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

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Impacts and Consequences of the New Regime of Autonomies in Bolivia: Elements for a Discussion

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    Jean-Paul Faguet

    2011-01-01

    This paper brings the proposal for a second round of reforms aimed to deep decentralization in Bolivia to light for a wider audience, and informs and enriches the current debate within Bolivia on how autonomies can be implemented in ways that strengthen democracy and give voice to the poor. In this sense, it discusses the possible effects on public investment patterns, government responsiveness, government fiscal relations, the sustainability of public finances, and political accountability.

  12. Indigenous Political Voice and the Struggle for Recognition in Ecuador and Bolivia

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    Lucero, Jose Antonio

    2004-01-01

    Over the last three decades, indigenous movements in Ecuador and Bolivia have grown increasingly powerful and made great gains in political voice. Different structures of opportunity in each country, however, made Ecuadorian indigenous movements more unified than Bolivian ones. This background paper briefly explores the common conditions that enabled indigenous people to challenge the terms of recognition in Ecuador and Bolivia as well as the contrasting contexts which have produced different...

  13. Tectonic control of erosion and sedimentation in the Amazon Basin of Bolivia

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    Baby, Patrice; Guyot, Jean-Loup; Hérail, Gérard

    2009-01-01

    The western Amazon drainage basin, which extends from southern Colombia to northern Bolivia, comprises the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes and its adjacent Foreland basin system. In northern Bolivia, the orogenic wedge of the eastern Andes is very large, and its forward propagation controls the morphology of the Madeira drainage basin. We consider here the erosion and sedimentation mass balance in this part of the Amazon Basin, estimated on the basis of recent sediment yield data, within the...

  14. 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...

  15. Transformation from below in Bolivia and Bangladesh: decentralization, local governance, and systemic change

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2015-01-01

    I examine decentralization through the lens of the local dynamics it unleashed in the much-noted case of Bolivia and the less-noted case of Bangladesh. I argue that the national effects of decentralization are largely the sum of its local-level effects. Hence to understand decentralization we must first understand how local government works. This implies analysing not only decentralization, but also democracy, from the bottom up. Beginning with Bolivia, I explore the deep economic and institu...

  16. ¿Qué ocurrió realmente en Bolivia?

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    Mario Torrico

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to dispute the explanations which assume that the process Bolivia is going through is similar to the processes other Latin–American countries are experiencing. These perspectives suggest the triumph of Evo Morales in the presidential elections of December 2005 was produced by the failure of the neoliberal policies carried out in this region during the period following the debt crisis of the eighties. Showing data that reveal that the bolivian economic performance in the neoliberal period was better compared to the performance of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, this article offers an alternative explanation, which not denying the poverty of the bolivian majorities, asserts that the breakdown of the political system and the parties that alternated in power for twenty years is the main factor explaining the rise of the first indigenous president.

  17. Fiscal policy and economic growth: a simulation analysis for Bolivia

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    Carlos Gustavo Machicado

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE model to analyze the growth effects of fiscal policy in Bolivia. It is a multi-sector model with five representative sectors for the Bolivian economy: Non-tradables, importables, hydrocarbons, mining and agriculture. Public capital is included as a production factor in each of these sectors. The model is calibrated and a number of interesting scenarios are simulated by modifying each of the available fiscal policy instruments. In particular, we analyze the sustainability of Bolivian social policy based on government transfers to households along with the short- and long-run implications of fiscal policy for growth and welfare. We find that fiscal policy alone is unable to generate high rates of growth: it must be accompanied by an efficient provision of public capital and productivity boosts in the economic sectors.

  18. La efectividad de la ayuda externa en Bolivia

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    Lykke E. Andersen; Evia, José Luis

    2003-01-01

    Durante los últimos cinco años, Bolivia recibió más de $US 3.000 millones en ayuda externa oficial y más de $US 3.500 millones en Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED). El país también logró la condonación de parte de su deuda externa con un valor neto presente de $US 1.300 millones e implementó una Estrategia Nacional de Reducción de Pobreza. Sin embargo, durante el mismo tiempo la tasa de crecimiento del PIB cayó desde un nivel promedio de 4,7% entre 1993 y 1998, hasta un nivel promedio de 1,7...

  19. Bolivia: New Presidential Electoral System and Political Parties Coordination

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    Mario Torrico

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the incentives generated by presidential electoral systems in Bolivia. The system that was in place until 2005 led to the formation of coalition governments that aimed at giving the Executive the majority in Congress. However, these coalitions gradually lost the electorate confidence, and citizens sought alternative political options to major parties from the early nineties on, giving rise to a social dissatisfaction with democracy. This, in turn, led to the resignation of Sánchez de Lozada and, later, to the triumph of Evo Morales. The new electoral system for electing the president, included in the 2009 Constitution, increases the likelihood that the elected government does not have a majority in Congress. Similar situations in the past led to political crisis and anticipation of elections. In a more favorable context characterized by greater satisfaction with democracy and their parties, the challenge is to take decisions inclusively, something unprecedented in Bolivian politics.

  20. Modeling forest dynamics along climate gradients in Bolivia

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    Seiler, C.; Hutjes, R. W. A.; Kruijt, B.; Quispe, J.; Añez, S.; Arora, V. K.; Melton, J. R.; Hickler, T.; Kabat, P.

    2014-05-01

    Dynamic vegetation models have been used to assess the resilience of tropical forests to climate change, but the global application of these modeling experiments often misrepresents carbon dynamics at a regional level, limiting the validity of future projections. Here a dynamic vegetation model (Lund Potsdam Jena General Ecosystem Simulator) was adapted to simulate present-day potential vegetation as a baseline for climate change impact assessments in the evergreen and deciduous forests of Bolivia. Results were compared to biomass measurements (819 plots) and remote sensing data. Using regional parameter values for allometric relations, specific leaf area, wood density, and disturbance interval, a realistic transition from the evergreen Amazon to the deciduous dry forest was simulated. This transition coincided with threshold values for precipitation (1400 mm yr-1) and water deficit (i.e., potential evapotranspiration minus precipitation) (-830 mm yr-1), beyond which leaf abscission became a competitive advantage. Significant correlations were found between modeled and observed values of seasonal leaf abscission (R2 = 0.6, p <0.001) and vegetation carbon (R2 = 0.31, p <0.01). Modeled Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) and remotely sensed normalized difference vegetation index showed that dry forests were more sensitive to rainfall anomalies than wet forests. GPP was positively correlated to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation index in the Amazon and negatively correlated to consecutive dry days. Decreasing rainfall trends were simulated to reduce GPP in the Amazon. The current model setup provides a baseline for assessing the potential impacts of climate change in the transition zone from wet to dry tropical forests in Bolivia.

  1. Somos nosotros, somos gobierno. Experiencia de movimientos sociales en Bolivia

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    María Virginia Quiroga

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of social movements in the public arena had to do with neoliberalism´s negative consequences. Different actors with different interests worked together against the system, which became their “common antagonist”.  On the one hand, after years of autonomous organization, these social movements won social recognition and increased their power. On the other, political parties and trade unions lost legitimacy.  In December 2005, a faction of the Bolivian social movements won the general elections, and Evo Morales (the cocalero movement´s leader became the first Aymara president in Bolivian history. How to manage this government it is one of the majors challenges the social movements confront in today’s Bolivia. La emergencia de movimientos sociales en la esfera pública está ligada a las consecuencias negativas del neoliberalismo.  Actores sociales provenientes de distintos sectores y con intereses distintos unieron fuerzas contra un sistema que se convirtió en el “antagonista común”.  Después de años de organización autónoma, estos movimientos lograron reconocimiento político e incrementaron su poder de gestión, mientras los partidos políticos y los sindicatos perdían legitimidad.  En diciembre 2005 una facción de los movimientos sociales ganó las elecciones generales y Evo Morales (líder del movimiento cocalero se convirtió en el primer Presidente aymara de la historia de Bolivia. Cómo gestionar este gobierno constituye hoy día uno de los mayores retos que enfrentan los movimientos sociales.

  2. Impactos socio-económicos y ambientales de compensaciones por la reducción de emisiones de deforestación en Bolivia: Resultados del modelo OSIRIS-Bolivia

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    Andersen, Lykke E.; Busch, Jonah; Curran, Elizabeth; Ledezma, Juan Carlos; Mayorga, Joaquin; Ruiz, Pablo

    2012-01-01

    Bolivia tiene un gran potencial para mitigar el cambio climático a través de la reducción de la deforestación. Mientras que las posibles complicaciones han sido intensamente debatidas, se ha realizado poco análisis cuantitativo al respecto. Introducimos el modelo OSIRIS-Bolivia con el fin de crear una base cuantitativa para la toma de decisiones. OSIRIS-Bolivia es una herramienta en Excel capaz de analizar los efectos de los incentivos REDD en Bolivia. Esta herramienta está basada en un model...

  3. ‘We Want a Democracy for Us!’ Representation and Democracy: Current Debates in and on Bolivia

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    Ton Salman

    2009-01-01

    – Unresolved Tensions – Bolivia Past and Present, edited by John Crabtree & Laurence Whitehead. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008; – El Alto, Rebel City – Self and Citizenship in Andean Bolivia, by Sian Lazar. Durham/London: Duke University Press, 2008; – Struggles of Voices – The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes, by José Antonio Lucero. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008; – Bolivia, 25 años construyendo la democracia – Visiones sobre el proc...

  4. Economic approach of pipelines: TBG (Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Brasil-Bolivia) case; Analise economica de gasoduto: o caso TBG (Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Brasil-Bolivia)

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    Pinho, Celso P.; Pettendorfer, Erick P. [Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil, S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2005-07-01

    The objective of this paper is offer to the industry an example of successful project finance in an emergent country. The Bolivia-Brazil pipeline was projected to develop an industry of natural gas in Brazil. The total costs invested was around US$ 1, 5 billion (Brazilian side) and BID, BIRD, CAF, BEI, BNDES- Finame, Marubeni, Mediocredito with main lenders. There are tree contracts with Ship or Pay clauses that are the main guarantees of the project. We will describe the mains variables of this project and the economic model that was created to calculate the tariff and project all financial reports of Bolivia-Brazil Pipeline. (author)

  5. Environmental management programs of the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline; Programa de gestao ambiental do gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil

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    Santos, Helio Joaquim dos [TBG - Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia Brasil S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2003-07-01

    One of the largest South America's enterprises of energy integration of the Bolivia/Brazil gas pipeline in Brazilian side own and operated by TBG has interacted with 05 states, 137 districts and 06 environment governmental entities (IBAMA and States' department) of environment multilateral financial institutions and group of ten of other governmental and not governmental organizations. The level of approved investment was of the order of 1,5 billion dollars, of which about 29 million had been destined the ambient activities. Thus, without precedents in Brazil this work presents the plan of ambient management of the enterprise, created to develop and implement the ambient programs during the construction and operation of the gas pipeline stage. The work here presented will give prominence to the programs of ambient compensation and social communication inside Brazil. (author)

  6. The Bolivia crisis and the impacts on gas industry; A crise na Bolivia e seus impactos para a industria de gas

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    Trebat, Nicholas Miller; Almeida, Edmar de

    2007-07-01

    New exploration contracts among producers and the government can give to the Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales de Bolivia (YPFB) up to a participation of 50 percent in gas and petroleum projects. The state enterprise will also rise her participation in the petroleum and gas chain, including transmission, refining and distribution.

  7. Anopheles of Bolivia: new records with an updated and annotated checklist.

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    Lardeux, Frédéric; Chávez, Tamara; Rodríguez, Roberto; Torrez, Libia

    2009-05-01

    Anopheles squamifemur has been identified from CDC light trap collections carried out at Arca de Israel, a small community located in the extreme north-east of Bolivia (Pando Department) on the banks of the river Madera, on the border with Brazil. Anopheles costai and An. forattinii have been identified in place of An. mediopunctatus which has been removed from the Bolivian list of Anopheles species. The first identification of An. trinkae in Bolivia by Dr. J.C. Lien in 1984 is cleared. The presence of An. deaneorum in Bolivia has been confirmed by our mosquito captures carried out in Guayaramerín (Pando Department, north-east of Bolivia), a border city separated from the type locality of An. deaneorum, the Brasilian city of Guajara-Mirin, by the large Mamoré River. These new findings increase to 43 the total number of known Anopheles species for Bolivia for which an updated and partially annotated checklist is given. PMID:19393981

  8. Chagas Disease Vector Control in Tupiza, Southern Bolivia

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    G Guillen

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Heavy domestic and peridomestic infestations of Triatoma infestans were controlled in two villages in southern Bolivia by the application of deltamethrin SC25 (2.5% suspension concentrate at a target dose of 25 mg a.i./m². Actual applied dose was monitored by HPLC analysis of filter papers placed at various heights on the house walls, and was shown to range from 0 to 59.6 about a mean of 28.5 mg a.i./m². Wall bioassays showed high mortality of T. infestans during the first month after the application of deltamethrin. Mortality declined to zero as summer temperatures increased, but reappeared with the onset of the following winter. In contrast, knockdown was apparent throughout the trial, showing no discernible temperature dependence. House infestation rates, measured by manual sampling and use of paper sheets to collect bug faeces, declined from 79% at the beginning of the trial to zero at the 6 month evaluation. All but one of the houses were still free of T. infestans at the final evaluation 12 months after spraying, although a small number of bugs were found at this time in 5 of 355 peridomestic dependencies. Comparative cost studies endorse the recommendation of large-scale application of deltamethrin, or pyrethroid of similar cost-effectiveness, as a means to eliminate domestic T. infestans populations in order to interrupt transmission of Chagas disease

  9. Geochemical report on the Sajama geothermal area, Bolivia

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    The geotherml area of Sajama, Northwestern Bolivia, occurs very close to the border with Chile and about 60 km away from the border with Peru. During Tertiary the volcanic activity was related to two main fault systems, formed during the orogenic phase of the period, with N-S and E-W trends. Later on a quaternary volcanism developed in relation to NW-SE and NE-SW systems. This latter volcanism was characterized by stratovolcanoes producing lavas and pyroclastic rocks, that are now overlying the tertiary ignimbrites. The most important thermal manifestations, representing a deep fluid coming at the surface after flashing, occur near Rio Junthuma at an elevation of 4400 m a.s.l. and are directly related to the NW-SE system. Seven kilometers eastward and 200 m downward other occurrences are found, with lower salinity, that can be regarded as a lateral outflow of the same system. This lateral outflow seems diluted with a meteoric water having an isotopic composition more negative than the thermal waters near Rio Junthuma have. Reservoir temperature, according to ionic geothermometers, is between 230 and 250 deg. C; isotopic data support these values. Only gas samples from occurrences fed by residual fluid (after flashing) have been collected, they are depleted of trace components and so cannot be used as geothermometers, being not representative of reservoir conditions. (author). 4 refs, 15 figs, 2 tabs

  10. Geochemical report on the Laguna Colorada geothermal area, Bolivia

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    The geothermal area of Laguna Colorada is located at the southern end of Bolivia, near the border with Chile and Argentina. To date five boreholes have been drilled: AP1, SM1, SM2, SM3 and SM4; except the last one all of them are productive. Chemistry and isotopic composition of the produced fluids are almost identical to those of the geothermal field of El Tatio (Chile), just over 20 km away from there. The real difference between the two fields regards surface manifestations: otherwise than at El Tatio, no thermal discharge of Laguna Colorada shows a substantial inflow of deep liquid phase; only a few thermal springs at the edge of Salar de Challviri, some 10 km to the SE of the well, have a very little contamination. Several are instead the zones with an inflow of steam and gas derived from phase separation at depth: impressive systems formed by hot pools and fumaroles occur in the neighbourhood of SM1, SM2 and SM3 wells (Sol de Manana area), and 10 km to the W of the wells (Huaylla Jara and Aguita Brava areas). (author). 7 refs, 13 figs, 6 tabs

  11. Men and Women Facing Political Violence in Bolivia

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    Pierre Beaucage

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available In this article, I propose to outline the stories of violence between men and women from the countryside and low-income neighborhoods in the cities, based on 33 interviews conducted in Bolivia in the summers of 2005 and 2006. I don’t consider «violence» as a universal concept, but rather as a combination of representations related to widely distributed practices within society. I will clearly point out the commonalities between men and women, on the one hand, and among inhabitants of the country and the city, on the other. One of the common characteristics of all is the perception of living in a dangerous world. Women place a considerably bigger emphasis on dangers of a supernatural kind, as well as damages cause by symbolic violence, such as «badmouthing.» The inhabitants of poor urban environments place more importance on delinquent violence, and take measures to confront it. Both sexes refer to gender violence within the family, but it is women who cite lived experiences to that respect. In terms of causes for the violence, in the city both sexes seem to be incorporating into their imagination elements of academic discourse about structural violence

  12. International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) orientation phase mission summary report: Bolivia

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    A report has recently been published which describes the findings of the International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) mission to Bolivia. The IUREP Orientation Phase mission to Bolivia estimates that the Speculative Uranium Resources of that country fall within the range of 100 to 107 500 tonnes uranium. The majority of this potential is expected to be located in the Precambrian crystalline and sedimentary rocks of the southwestern part of the Central Brazilian Shield. Other potentially favourable geologic environments include Palaeozoic two mica granites and their metasedimentary hosts, Mesozoic granites and granodiorites as well as the intruded formations and finally Tertiary acid to intermediate volcanics. The mission recommends that approximately US$ 13 million be spent on exploration in Bolivia over a five-year period. The majority of this expenditure would be for airborne and surface exploration utilising geologic, magnetometric, radiometric, and geochemical methods and some pitting, trenching, tunneling and drilling to further evaluate the discovered occurrences. (author)

  13. Sobre la presencia de Vitreorana oyampiensis (Lescure, 1975 (Amphibia: Centrolenidae en Bolivia

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    Muñoz, Arturo

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available República de Bolivia, departamento de Pando, provincia Federico Román, reserva de Vida Silvestre Bruno Racua, arroyo Tambaqui (9º 50' 15,3" S, 65º 33' 09,0" O. Fecha de colección: 16 y 17 noviembre, 2006. Colector: Arturo Muñoz. Colección de vertebrados Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny (MHNCA-1054, MHNCA-1057, MHNCA-1072, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Tres ejemplares adultos, machos (19,92; 20,56; 19,98 mm LHC respectivamente.

  14. Anopheles of Bolivia : new records with an updated and annotated checklist

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    Lardeux, Frédéric; Chavez, Tamara; Rodriguez, Roberto; Torrez, Libia

    2009-01-01

    Anopheles squamifemur has been identified from CDC light trap collections carried out at Arca de Israel, a small community located in the extreme north-east of Bolivia (Pando Department) on the banks of the river Madera, on the border with Brazil. Anopheles costai and An. forattinii have been identified in place of An. mediopunctatus which has been removed from the Bolivian list of Anopheles species. The first identification of An. trinkae in Bolivia by Dr. J.C. Lien in 1984 is cleared. The p...

  15. La Evolución de la Pobreza en Bolivia: Un Enfoque Multidimensional

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    Werner L. Hernani-Limarino; Paul Villarroel

    2012-01-01

    Este documento construye una medida de pobreza multidimensional para Bolivia basado en todos los derechos fundamentales establecidos en la Constitución de 2008 que pueden ser medidos en las encuestas; y documenta los cambios de pobreza observados en Bolivia durante la última década utilizando un enfoque multidimensional. En particular, extendemos el análisis de Hernani-Limarino (2010) de la evolución de la pobreza monetaria con un análisis que incorpora cinco dimensiones no monetarias: acceso...

  16. Multiculturalismo, mestizage y nacionalidad: un estudio comparado sobre Brasil, Bolivia y Perú

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    Felipe Arocena

    2006-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las diferentes estrategias de resistencia cultural desarrolladas por grupos étnicamente discriminados en Brasil, Perú y Bolivia. Los movimientos afro brasileños y las poblaciones indígenas de Brasil están luchando cada vez más contra la discriminación, desarrollando sus propias identidades culturales y desmitificando el mito de la democracia racial brasileña. Algo similar está sucediendo en Perú y Bolivia donde las poblaciones indígenas están desafian...

  17. Bolivia en el mundo: Sus relaciones económicas internacionales

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    Morales, Juan Antonio

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo se examina las nuevas condiciones para las relaciones económicas internacionales de Bolivia que ha creado el gobierno del Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS). La visión más común en los gobiernos anteriores a los del MAS era que si Bolivia ha de desarrollarse, necesitaba participar ampliamente en el comercio internacional y atraer, al mismo tiempo, flujos de capital externo para financiar las inversiones requeridas para su crecimiento. Se veía a la participación en la globalización...

  18. Guadua chacoensis in Bolivia : - an investigation of mechanical properties of a bamboo species

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    Lindholm, Maria; Palm, Sara

    2007-01-01

    This Master thesis has been performed at CTD- the Centre for Wood Technology and Design at the University of Linköping and has been carried out in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. The objective of this thesis is to study the mechanical properties and uses of Guadua chacoensis, a bamboo native to Bolivia. Throughout history, bamboo has been used in many countries for a variety of purposes. In Asia bamboo is an important raw-material for buildings and furniture. It is also used for making pa...

  19. Una base impermeabilizante de los populismos: Bolivia y su historia reciente

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    María Teresa Pinto Ocampo.

    2006-01-01

    El artículo analiza la idea de la presencia de líderes populistas exitosos en Bolivia en años recientes. Desarrolla la idea de que en Bolivia no hay incentivos estructurales para que se desarrolle un líder populista debido al hecho de que los populistas no crecen en un contexto de extrema organización popular independiente. En la primera parte presenta una discusión sobre el marco teórico de la noción de populismo y de la definición del autor; la segunda parte presenta el caso del populismo b...

  20. Tasas de Mortalidad Materna en Bolivia: Escenarios de Proyección y Requerimientos Financieros

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    Martin Vargas

    2007-01-01

    Los objetivos del estudio son proyectar el valor de la tasa de mortalidad materna por 100,000 nacidos vivos para el año 2015 bajo un escenario de tendencia y encontrar la opción más costo-eficiente para alcanzar la meta del milenio de reducir esta tasa en ¾, lo que implica, en el caso de Bolivia, reducirla hasta el valor de 104. Utilizando un modelo construido con técnicas de dinámica de sistemas, se concluye que Bolivia no alcanzará la meta; por el contrario, el valor de la tasa de mortalida...

  1. International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) orientation phase mission report: Bolivia. Draft

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    The uranium exploration done so far in Bolivia has been carried out by COBOEN, partly with IAEA support, and AGIP S.p.A. of Italy, which between 1974 and 1978 explored four areas in various parts of Bolivia under a production sharing contract with COBOEN. The basic objective of the International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (IUREP) is to 'review the present body of knowledge pertinent to the existence of uranium resources, to review and evaluate the potential for discovery of additional uranium resources, and to suggest new exploitation efforts which might be carried out in promising areas in collaboration with the country concerned'. Following the initial bibliographic study which formed Phase I of IUREP, it was envisaged that a further assessment in cooperation with, and within, the country concerned would provide a better delineation of areas of high potential and a more reliable estimate as to the degree of favourability for the discovery of additional uranium resources. It was planned that such work would be accomplished through field missions to the country concerned and that these field missions and the resulting report would be known as the Orientation Phase of IUREP. The purpose of the Orientation Phase mission to Bolivia was a) to develop a better understanding of the uranium potential of the country, b) to make an estimate of the Speculative Resources of the country, c) to delineate areas favourable for the discovery of these uranium resources, d) to make recommendations as appropriate on the best methods for evaluating the favourable areas, operating procedures and estimated possible costs, e) to develop the logistical data required to carry out any possible further work, and f) to compile a report which would be immediately available to the Bolivian authorities. The mission reports contains information about a general introduction, non-uranium exploration and mining in Bolivia, manpower in exploration, geological review of Bolivia, past uranium

  2. Grazing and climatic variability in Sajama National Park, Bolivia

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    Yager, K.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Sajama National Park, the first protected area in Bolivia, includes five indigenous communities with a primary production base of pastoralism. The semi-arid region of the Central Andes is one of the most extreme areas of human occupation at 4200 meters altitude and affected by high climatic variability. This paper studies the relations between climate variability, resilience, biodiversity of pastures and pastoral production in Sajama National Park. We present a botanical study of palatable pasture herbs between two years, one humid (2006 and the other dry (2007. Thirty vascular plants were recorded. The number of species and the cover of iro (Festuca ortophylla peak in areas of intermediate disturbance; areas that are at a medium distance from camelid corrals. On the other hand, the cover of ephemeral plants between tussocks increases in high disturbance areas. This is interpreted as a result of the tradeoff between the damage of grazing and the benefit of the fertilization produced by the herding animals. The local people clearly perceive strong impacts of climate change, combined with changes in management and human pressures. The social dynamics and production management, combined with climate warming, water reduction, and the increasing variability of surface water regimes create potential risks for the local sustainability of pastoralism.

    El Parque Nacional Sajama, la primer área protegida de Bolivia, incluye a cinco comunidades indígenas con una base de producción principalmente de ganadería. Esta región semi-árida de los Andes Centrales es una de las áreas más extremas de ocupación humana a 4200 metros de altura y es afectada por una alta variabilidad climática. Este trabajo considera las relaciones entre la variabilidad climática, resiliencia, biodiversidad de pastos y la producción ganadera en el Parque Nacional Sajama. Presentamos un estudio botánico de las comunidades de hierbas palatables a lo largo de dos a

  3. Movilización popular por la salud en Bolivia

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    Javier Torres Goitia T.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la experiencia de una política de salud democrática y participativa que pudo aplicarse exitosamente en Bolivia simultáneamente con la recuperación de la democracia después de 18 años de gobiernos de facto y dictaduras militares. Esta experiencia estuvo inspirada en los conceptos emergentes de la medicina social y tuvo como base una forma de concebir la participación popular en salud muy diferente a la tradicional que busca que la población coopere con los servicios. Lo que la experiencia boliviana señala es que son los profesionales del área de salud los que deben cooperar con la población en la conquista de sus reivindicaciones y derechos, uno de los cuales es el Derecho a la Salud. Se analiza el importante papel que cumplieron los Comités Populares de Salud por un lado y médicos especialmente capacitados por otro, para acometer una serie de movilizaciones que lograron impactos importantes como la desaparición del bocio endémico que afectaba al 65.5% de la población escolar, la reducción de la mortalidad infantil de 200 por mil a 75 en un período de 10 años, la desaparición de enfermedades inmunoprevenibles como la poliomielitis y el sarampión y otros avances importantes.

  4. NUEVAS CITAS DE BULBOSTYLIS (CYPERACEAE) PARA LAS FLORAS DE BOLIVIA Y PARAGUAY New records of Bulbostylis (Cyperaceae) for the flora of Bolivia and Paraguay

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    María Gabriela López

    2010-01-01

    Durante la revisión del género Bulbostylis (Cyperaceae, Abildgaardieae) para la flora de
    América austral, se encontraron cinco nuevas citas, una de Bolivia: B. svensoniana Steyerm. y
    cuatro de Paraguay: B. consanguinea (Kunth) C.B.Clarke, B. loefgrenii (Boeck.) Prata &
    López, B. sellowiana (Kunth) Palla y B. papillosa Kük. Se hacen aclaraciones sobre estos&...

  5. Youth Transitions and Interdependent Adult-Child Relations in Rural Bolivia.

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    Punch, Samantha

    2002-01-01

    Draws on ethnographic fieldwork in southern Bolivia to explore how rural Bolivian youth negotiate structural constraints on choices of work versus secondary education, including local versus urban location, economic resources, parental attitudes, gender, family characteristics, social networks and support, and peer role models. Suggests the notion…

  6. en la doctrina y en la jurisprudencia. Una perspectiva en Bolivia

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    José Antonio Rivera S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor presenta en esta ponencia la configuración constitucional y legal, en el Derecho Boliviano, del derecho a la vida privada y del derecho a la libertad de información, y reseña la delimitación entre los mencionados derechos en la doctrina y la jurisprudencia de Bolivia.

  7. Output-Based Aid in Bolivia : Balanced Tender Design for Sustainable Energy Access in Difficult Markets

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    Reiche, Killian; Rysankova, Dana; Goldmark, Susan

    2007-01-01

    This newsletter looks at how Bolivia is implementing an innovative public-private approach to increase rural electricity access to extremely remote areas via Solar Home Systems (SHS) and how Novel Medium-term Service Contracts (MSCs) balance the Government's wish for sustainable service and maximum control with providers' aim for minimal risk exposure. The newsletter also provides informat...

  8. Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae

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    Márcia S. Couri

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae. Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosiinae is a very well represented genus in the Neotropical Region, known from almost 100 species. In Bolivia, it is known only from four species: N. declivis, N. incurva, N. oculata and N. recedens, all described by Stein. The study of material from South America deposited at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France, enabled the description of one new species to science. A key for the recognition of the five species known to Bolivia is given.Neodexiopsis Malloch da Bolivia com descrição de uma espécie nova (Diptera, Muscidae. Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosiinae é um gênero muito bem representado na região Neotropical, conhecido por quase 100 espécies. Na Bolívia, ele é conhecido por apenas quatro espécies: N. declivis, N. incurva, N. oculata e N. recedens, todas descritas por Stein. O estudo do material da América do Sul depositado no Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France, permitiu a descrição de uma nova espécie para a ciência. Uma chave para o reconhecimento das cinco espécies presentes na Bolívia é fornecida.

  9. Emergence and clonal dissemination of carbapenem-hydrolysing OXA-58-producing Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in Bolivia.

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    Sevillano, Elena; Fernández, Elena; Bustamante, Zulema; Zabalaga, Silvia; Rosales, Ikerne; Umaran, Adelaida; Gallego, Lucía

    2012-01-01

    Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging multidrug-resistant pathogen and very little information is available regarding its imipenem resistance in Latin American countries such as Bolivia. This study investigated the antimicrobial resistance profile of 46 clinical strains from different hospitals in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from March 2008 to July 2009, and the presence of carbapenemases as a mechanism of resistance to imipenem. Isolates were obtained from 46 patients (one isolate per patient; 30 males,16 females) with an age range of 1 day to 84 years, and were collected from different sample types, the majority from respiratory tract infections (17) and wounds (13). Resistance to imipenem was detected in 15 isolates collected from different hospitals of the city. These isolates grouped into the same genotype, named A, and were resistant to all antibiotics tested including imipenem, with susceptibility only to colistin. Experiments to detect carbapenemases revealed the presence of the OXA-58 carbapenemase. Further analysis revealed the location of the bla(OXA-58) gene on a 40 kb plasmid. To our knowledge, this is the first report of carbapenem resistance in A. baumannii isolates from Bolivia that is conferred by the OXA-58 carbapenemase. The presence of this gene in a multidrug-resistant clone and its location within a plasmid is of great concern with regard to the spread of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii in the hospital environment in Bolivia. PMID:21873380

  10. Bolivia Country Program Phase II : Rural Energy and Energy Efficiency Report on Operational Activities

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    2005-01-01

    The ESMAP Bolivia country program phase II (ESMAP II) consisted of two main components : rural energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). The activities under these components were designated to help the government consolidate the achievements of phase I and make further progress in : a) strengthen the government's capacity to ensure sustainable development of RE and EE; b) create incentives ...

  11. La Persistencia de la Pobreza Rural en Honduras, Nicaragua y Bolivia: un Fracaso del Neoliberalismo

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    C. Kay (Cristóbal)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractLos documentos de estrategia de lucha contra la pobreza, preparados por los gobiernos mediante un proceso en el que participan instituciones internacionales y actores de la sociedad civil, no dieron los resultados previstos. El artículo analiza los casos de Honduras, Nicaragua y Bolivia

  12. La producción de quinua en el sur de Bolivia

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    Jacobsen, Sven-Erik

    2012-01-01

    In Bolivia, one of the world’s most important centres of plant domestication, there is growing awareness of the value of native Andean crops, both for domestic consumption and for market sale – notably the virtually boom-like consumer demand for quinoa around the world. The southern altiplano of...

  13. A new genus and three new species of Pangoniini (Diptera: Tabanidae from Bolivia

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    John E Chainey

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available The genus Boliviamyia gen. nov. and it’s type species fairchildi sp. nov. are described. Two new species of Esenbeckia (Esenbeckia, griseipleura sp. nov. and gracilipalpis sp. nov. are described. Esenbeckia (Esenbeckia planaltina Fairchild is recorded from Bolivia.

  14. The emergence, growth and decline of political priority for newborn survival in Bolivia.

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    Smith, Stephanie L

    2014-12-01

    Bolivia is expected to achieve United Nations Millennium Development Goal Four, reducing under-five child mortality by two-thirds between 2021 and 2025. However, progress on child mortality reduction masks a disproportionately slow decline in newborn deaths during the 2000s. Bolivia's neonatal mortality problem emerged on the policy agenda in the mid-1990s and grew through 2004 in relationship to political commitments to international development goals and the support of a strong policy network. Network status declined later in the decade. This study draws upon a framework for analysing determinants of political priority for global health initiatives to understand the trajectory of newborn survival policy in Bolivia from the early 1990s. A process-tracing case study methodology is used, informed by interviews with 26 individuals with close knowledge of newborn survival policy in the country and extensive document analysis. The case of newborn survival in Bolivia highlights the significance of political commitments to international development goals, health policy network characteristics (cohesion, composition, status and key actor support) and political transitions and instability in shaping agenda status, especially decline-an understudied phenomenon considering the transitory nature of policy priorities. The study suggests that the sustainability of issue attention therefore become a focal point for health policy networks and analyses. PMID:24122129

  15. Participation, planning and natural resources in Bolivia: from fiction to practice?

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    2011-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper, we focus on participation in the main planning documents produced in Bolivia in the first decade of the 2000s: the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the National Development Plan (PND). We analyze how these planning instruments have been able to capture popular p

  16. Correlates of Adolescent Pregnancy in La Paz, Bolivia: Findings from a Quantitative-Qualitative Study.

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    Lipovsek, Varja; Karim, Ali Mehryar; Gutierrez, Emily Zielinski; Magnani, Robert J.; Gomez, Maria del Carmen Castro

    2002-01-01

    Study explores why some female adolescents in La Paz, Bolivia, become pregnant while others in similar circumstances avoid early pregnancy. Results reveal that girls who had experienced a pregnancy were less likely to have reported affectionate and supportive parents, more likely to have reported fighting in their home, and exhibited lower levels…

  17. Circulating Practices: Migration and Translocal Development in Washington D.C. and Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Migrant remittances are increasingly seen as a potential form of development in the global South, but the impact of international migration on sending regions is far from straightforward. In this article, I analyze migrant communities of origin in rural Bolivia as dynamic places that are constantly reproduced through connections with other places. I document the movement of migrant practices between Washington D.C. and Cochabamba and the influence of monetary and non-monetary flows on Bolivian cultural practices, politics, and development. I demonstrate how hometown associations and returning migrants have transferred organizational practices and political ideas about development from the United States to rural Bolivia. In addition, I explore migration’s role in struggles over belonging in Cochabamba, focusing on the efforts by migrants in Washington D.C. to stake their claim through transnational houses and collective remittance projects and on recent internal migration from other regions in Bolivia. Finally, I assess the sustainability of migrant-led development in Cochabamba. Although collaboration with migrants can strengthen the local state by providing more resources, it conditions the type of development that can take place and has yet to provide adequate opportunities for returning migrants or young people in rural Bolivia.

  18. Frontera Bolivia con Brazil, nuevos esquemas fronterizos en el marco de la integracion continental y nacional : el ejemplo de Pando

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    Perrier Bruslé, Laetitia

    2011-01-01

    En Bolivia, las fronteras orientales con Brasil siempre tuvieron una posición paradójica: pertenecieron al espacio ideal de Bolivia pero no fueron ocupadas por el Estado; aunque sirvió para la construcción del espacio imaginario de la nación. En el norte amazónico, el auge del caucho hizo que Bolivia pierda 191.000 km² de territorio a favor de Brasil, en 1903. Esa historia dejó en la memoria colectiva boliviana la idea de que la frontera norte tenía que ser fortalecida y defendida; porque esa...

  19. Enteropathogenic bacteria in the La Paz River of Bolivia.

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    Ohno, A; Marui, A; Castro, E S; Reyes, A A; Elio-Calvo, D; Kasitani, H; Ishii, Y; Yamaguchi, K

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    Diarrheal diseases often result from ingestion of contaminated water or food. The population of La Paz, Bolivia is directly or indirectly exposed to the sewage-contaminated La Paz River. We conducted a bacteriologic survey of the La Paz River to quantify the level of bacterial contamination, with particular reference to enteropathogens. A total bacterial count exceeding 10(6) colony-forming units (CFU)/ml, including lactose fermenting and nonfermenting, gram-negative bacilli of approximately 10(5) CFU/ml, respectively, were detected in river water samples collected near two densely populated areas. A total bacterial count of 10(5) CFU/ml was also detected at the most downstream area of the river near a sparsely populated area. At four sampling locations, several enteropathogens were detected, including five enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) (serotype O6, O15, and O159), two enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) (serotype O44), two enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) (serotype O29), and three Salmonella O4 group isolates. The heat-labile enterotoxin gene and the invasive toxin gene were detected in all ETEC and EIEC isolates by polymerase chain reaction analysis. Nine isolates of E. coli were found by the agar dilution method to be susceptible to ampicillin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, tetracycline, and chloramphenicol, and ampicillin resistance was found in only two isolates of EIEC 7-4 (serotype O29) and EPEC 7-5 (serotype O44). Ampicillin resistance was coded on plasmids and transferred conjugatively to E. coli chi1037 at a frequency of 10(-5) CFU/donor by the broth mating method. Strains of Aeromonas caviae, which can cause diarrheal disease in infants, were detected in vegetables grown in fields irrigated by water from the La Paz River. The survival of nine isolates of E. coli in filtered river water was compared with that of laboratory strains (E. coli chi1037, W3110, and ATCC29577). The survival time of seven isolates, excluding two ampicillin-resistant isolates

  20. Evolution of crustal thickening in the central Andes, Bolivia

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    Eichelberger, Nathan; McQuarrie, Nadine; Ryan, Jamie; Karimi, Bobak; Beck, Susan; Zandt, George

    2015-09-01

    Paleoelevation histories from the central Andes in Bolivia have suggested that the geodynamic evolution of the region has been punctuated by periods of large-scale lithospheric removal that drive rapid increases in elevation at the surface. Here, we evaluate viable times and locations of material loss using a map-view reconstruction of the Bolivian orocline displacement field to forward-model predicted crustal thicknesses. Two volumetric models are presented that test assumed pre-deformation crustal thicknesses of 35 km and 40 km. Both models predict that modern crustal thicknesses were achieved first in the northern Eastern Cordillera (EC) by 30-20 Ma but remained below modern in the southern EC until ≤10 Ma. The Altiplano is predicted to have achieved modern crustal thickness after 10 Ma but only with a pre-deformation thickness of 50 km, including 10 km of sediment. At the final stage, the models predict 8-25% regional excess crustal volume compared to modern thickness, largely concentrated in the northern EC. The excess predicted volume from 20 to 0 Ma can be accounted for by: 1) crustal flow to the WC and/or Peru, 2) localized removal of the lower crust, or 3) a combination of the two. Only models with initial crustal thicknesses >35 km predict excess volumes sufficient to account for potential crustal thickness deficits in Peru and allow for lower crustal loss. However, both initial thickness models predict that modern crustal thicknesses were achieved over the same time periods that paleoelevation histories indicate the development of modern elevations. Localized removal of lower crust is only necessary in the northern EC where crustal thickness exceeds modern by 20 Ma, prior to paleoelevation estimates of modern elevations by 15 Ma. In the Altiplano, crustal thicknesses match modern values at 10 Ma and can only exceed modern values by 5 Ma, post-dating when modern elevations were thought to have been established. Collectively, these models predict that

  1. The effectiveness of market-based conservation in the tropics: forest certification in Ecuador and Bolivia.

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    Ebeling, Johannes; Yasué, Maï

    2009-02-01

    During the last decade, forest certification has gained momentum as a market-based conservation strategy in tropical forest countries. Certification has been promoted to enhance forest management in countries where governance capacities are insufficient to adequately manage natural resources and enforce pertinent regulations, given that certification relies largely on non-governmental organisations and private businesses. However, at present there are few tropical countries with large areas of certified forests. In this study, we conducted semi-structured stakeholder interviews in Ecuador and Bolivia to identify key framework conditions that influence the costs and benefits for companies to switch from conventional to certified forestry operations. Bolivia has a much greater relative area under certified forest management than Ecuador and also significantly more certified producers. The difference in the success of certification between both countries is particularly notable because Bolivia is a poorer country with more widespread corruption, and is landlocked with less access to export routes. Despite these factors, several characteristics of the Bolivian forest industry contribute to lower additional costs of certified forest management compared to Ecuador. Bolivia has stronger government enforcement of forestry regulations a fact that increases the cost of illegal logging, management units are larger, and vertical integration in the process chain from timber extraction to markets is higher. Moreover, forestry laws in Bolivia are highly compatible with certification requirements, and the government provides significant tax benefits to certified producers. Results from this study suggest that certification can be successful in countries where governments have limited governance capacity. However, the economic incentives for certification do not only arise from favourable market conditions. Certification is likely to be more successful where governments enforce

  2. In the Name of the People: Democratization, Popular Organizations, and Populism in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador

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    Carlos de la Torre

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The regimes of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa undermine contestation while simultaneously increasing the material inclusion of the poor and the excluded. These regimes that are usually lumped together show distinct patterns in fostering participation. Whereas in Ecuador participation is reduced to voting in elections, participatory institutions were created in Venezuela and Bolivia. And whereas mobilization in Bolivia comes mostly from the bottom up, in Venezuela and Ecuador it comes from the top-down. To compare their divergent patterns this paper analyses: 1 the strength of subaltern organizations when these leaders were elected; 2 the confrontation between governments and the oppositions; and 3 the views of democratization of the coalitions that brought these regimes to power.Resumen: En nombre del pueblo: democratización, organizaciones populares y populismo en Venezuela, Bolivia y EcuadorLos regímenes de Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales y Rafael Correa atentan en contra del pluralismo a la vez que incluyen materialmente a los pobres y a los excluidos. Estos regímenes que por lo general son aglutinados en un mismo saco tienen diferentes patrones para promover la participación política. Es así que mientras que en Ecuador la participación se reduce a votar en elecciones, en Venezuela y Bolivia se crearon instituciones participativas. Mientras que en Bolivia la participación viene en gran medida desde las bases, en Ecuador y Venezuela viene desde arriba hacia abajo. Para comparar los diferentes patrones este trabajo estudia: 1 la fuerza de organizaciones de los subalternos cuando estos líderes fueron electos; 2 la confrontación entre el gobierno y las oposiciones; 3 las visiones sobre democratización de las coaliciones que llevaron al poder a estos líderes.

  3. Comparison of transmission parameters between Anopheles argyritarsis and Anopheles pseudopunctipennis in two ecologically different localities of Bolivia

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    Lardeux, Frédéric; Aliaga, Claudia; Tejerina, Rosenka; Torrez, Libia

    2013-01-01

    Background: Anopheles (Anopheles) pseudopunctipennis is a recognized malaria vector in the slopes of the Andes of Bolivia. There, other species might be involved in malaria transmission and one candidate could be Anopheles argyritarsis. Although it is generally admitted that this species is not a malaria vector in the neotropical region, its potential role in transmission is still controversial and this situation has to be cleared, at least for Bolivia. Comparing the vectorial efficiency of A...

  4. First Report of Widespread Wild Populations of Triatoma infestans (Reduviidae, Triatominae) in the Valleys of La Paz, Bolivia

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    Buitrago, Rosio; Waleckx, Etienne; Bosseno, Marie-France; Zoveda, Faustine; Vidaurre, Pablo; Salas, Renata; Mamani, Elio; Noireau, François; Brenière, Simone Frédérique

    2010-01-01

    Wild populations of Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease in the Southern Cone countries, may be involved in reinfestation of human dwellings, limiting the success of vector-control campaigns in Bolivia. Knowledge of the distribution of these populations remains incomplete. We report here the detection of T. infestans wild populations in large areas in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. Among 18 sylvatic areas investigated, 17 were positive with T. infestans specimens. The inf...

  5. Record of vicunas (Vicugna vicugna Molina 1782 as host of Amblyomma parvitarsum Neumann 1901 (Acari: Ixodidae in Bolivia

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    Beltrán-Saavedra L. Fabián

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Adult stage Ixodidae mites were collected from wild vicuna (Vicugna vicugna Molina 1782, captured at three locations from the Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Nacional Apolobamba, in the Department of La Paz, Bolivia. The collected ticks corresponded to the species Amblyomma parvitarsum (Neumann 1901. This paper constitutes the second report of A. parvitarsum in Bolivia and the first confirmed report for vicuna as definitive hosts in the Andean region of this country.

  6. ‘We Want a Democracy for Us!’ Representation and Democracy: Current Debates in and on Bolivia

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    Ton Salman

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available – Unresolved Tensions – Bolivia Past and Present, edited by John Crabtree & Laurence Whitehead. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008; – El Alto, Rebel City – Self and Citizenship in Andean Bolivia, by Sian Lazar. Durham/London: Duke University Press, 2008; – Struggles of Voices – The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes, by José Antonio Lucero. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008; – Bolivia, 25 años construyendo la democracia – Visiones sobre el proceso democrático en Bolivia 1982-2007, by Luis Tapia et al. La Paz: Vicepresidencia de la República, CIDES/UMSA, fBDM, FES-ILDIS, PADEP/GTZ, Idea Internacional, PNUD-Bolivia, 2008; – Ciudadanía, clase y etnicidad – Un estudio sociológico sobre la acción colectiva en Bolivia a comienzos del siglo XXI, by Álvaro Zapata. La Paz: Ediciones Yachaywasi, 2006.

  7. Desarrollo rural y conservación de la naturaleza en áreas protegidas de Bolivia: la Puna de Sajama (Bolivia)

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    Fernando Santa Cecilia; Roberto Martín Arroyo; Rafael Mata Olmo

    2009-01-01

    En pleno altiplano central de Bolivia está situado el Parque Nacional Sajama, el primer espacio protegido creado en la república boliviana, en 1939. Al pie del imponente nevado, en la dilatada puna que supera aquí los 4.200 m de altitud, viven comunidades aymarás dedicadas tradicionalmente al pastoreo de llamas y alpacas, organizadas social y territorialmente en torno a la institución del ayllu. Los cambios político-administrativos y las reformas de la propiedad y tenencia de la tierra impuls...

  8. Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline: a study on the economic viability; Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil: um estudo sobre a viabilidade economica

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    Silva, Fabiano Ionta Andrade; Almeida, Isaque da Silva [Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Santo Andre, SP (Brazil); Guerra, Sinclair Mallet Guy [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    In the year of 2003 the Brazilian government, as form of to stimulate the demand for natural gas in the country and to promote the success of the investment accomplished in the construction of the pipe line Bolivia-Brazil, it lowered the price of the Bolivian commodity' in US$0,85/MMBTU. In the end of 2005 and mainly in 2006, the current Bolivian president Evo Morales nationalized the energy reservations of your country. To main change it is related to the price of sale of the Bolivian input. The values stipulated in contract they were broken and new negotiations are in process. The maximum capacity of transport of natural gas was reached in 2007. However, before the crisis established due to the measure taken by the government from Bolivia, Brazil suspended the investments in compressors and the projections of increase of this capacity were stagnated. One of the forecasts was to increase in at least more 50% of the current capacity or even in 100% in a more promising scenery. Before this context this research makes the analysis of economical viability regarding the construction of the pipe line Bolivia-Brazil in agreement with three sceneries. The first of them suggests that the investments foreseen in compressors it was stopped and, this way, the pipe line will operate it ties the end of the amortization with your current maximum capacity. The second scenery already suggests that the investments were not interrupted, in other words, the current maximum capacity was overcome in 50%. Similarly to the previous ones, the third scenery makes reference the overrun of the current capacity in 100%. The methodology used for such an analysis it was lent of the financial mathematics and it is treated of the calculation of TIR and of VPL. Both studies show that in agreement with TIR (15%) and VPL the economical viability is satisfactory. The president of PETROBRAS is renegotiating the contract and the investments will probably be retaken. This measured it seeks to

  9. Bolivia, la otra que quiero y que empezaba a desconocer. Reflexiones en torno al Informe de Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia 2000

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    Luis VERDESOTO

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN: El artículo —que comenta el Informe Desarrollo Humano de Bolivia 2000— se pregunta ¿qué significa globalizarse para un país? ¿Es posible medirla desde las dimensiones subjetivas de la interacción social? ¿Cuáles son los límites de la modificación de la "personalidad social" de las naciones? Para proyectarse en el mundo globalizado es necesario interactuar desde la definición de los intereses "propios". Hay que definir los cambios en los paradigmas de la subjetividad para asumir la co...

  10. Sífilis materna y congénita en cuatro provincias de Bolivia Maternal and congenital syphilis in four provinces in Bolivia

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    Rita Revollo; Freddy Tinajeros; Carolina Hilari; Sandra G. García; Lourdes Zegarra; Claudia Díaz-Olavarrieta; Carlos J Conde-González

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Calcular las frecuencias de sífilis materna y congénita, transmisión del agente etiológico de la madre al recién nacido, y variables asociadas con la enfermedad, en seis hospitales públicos en Bolivia. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal de mayo a septiembre de 2004. Se administró la prueba rápida para sífilis Determine-TP y RPR cuantitativo a mujeres postparto sin RPR previo. Se incluyeron antecedentes demográficos y de atención prenatal de embarazos previos. A lo...

  11. Problemas metodológicos en las investigaciones sobre VIH/SIDA en Bolivia Methodological problems in the scientific research on HIV /AIDS in Bolivia

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    Susana Ramírez Hita

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo es una reflexión sobre las dificultades metodológicas que arrastra la producción científica, tanto epidemiológica como de ciencias sociales, relativa a la problemática del VIH/SIDA en Bolivia. Los estudios asociados a esta producción sirvieron de base para la implementación de programas del Fondo Mundial, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, cooperaciones internacionales, Organizaciones No Gubernamentales y el Ministerio de Salud y Deportes boliviano. El análisis de las cont...

  12. Integration planning of the power and natural gas sectors: the Bolivia-Brazil project; Planejamento integrado entre os setores eletrico e gas natural: o projeto Bolivia-Brasil

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    Ennes, Sergio Augusto Weigert; Ramos, Dorel Soares; Kamimura, Arlindo [Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    1995-12-31

    The paper points out the integration of the power and the gas sector as a way to make feasible the gas importation project from Bolivia and Argentina. It was assessed the struggle between the take-or-pay obligations for the imported gas consumption against the necessity of an efficient and responsible hydroelectric system operation. An interruptible gas market seems the solution to avoid the uneconomic use of gas in the power sector. This will require a development of a quite complex price system, based upon a gas seasonal and spot market. (author). 5 refs, 4 figs, 1 tab

  13. Análisis del comercio internacional terrestre de 2000 al 2014 entre el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia y República de Argentina

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    Fuentes Rico, Lenny Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Bolivia y Argentina que son países limítrofes y que necesariamente están relacionados, y existe un comercio internacional, por ejemplo Argentina importa de Bolivia Gas y Bolivia importa de Argentina: trigo, carne y etc. Bolivia y Argentina en lo que es el tránsito fronterizo terrestre, durante mucho años se dieron diferentes situaciones o problemas como el mercado informal que salió como consecuencia del mal control, la mala aplicación de las leyes y más; este fenómeno del contrabando no s...

  14. Distribution and Population Status of the Giant Otter Pteronura brasiliensis in Bolivia

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    Damme P. van

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available The giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis is one of the most endangered mammal species in the Neotropical region. In Bolivia, it has been reduced to very low population numbers as a result of poaching in the 40s and 70s. Recently, 14 researchers on the giant otter, who together estimated that around 350 individuals exist in Bolivia, published a preliminary distribution map. In this report, we briefly present the most recent information on the distribution and population status of this species in the Bolivian Del Plata and Amazon river basins. Moreover, we comment on the superposition of giant otter family groups, hydro-ecoregions, and National Parks. Finally, we present a short discussion on the possibilities of interchange between Bolivian giant otter subpopulations.

  15. Derrick Hindery. From Enron to Evo. Pipeline Politics, Global Environmentalism, and Indigenous Rights in Bolivia

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    Ignacio Arana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available From Enron to Evo is a long-term study of Enron and Shell’s construction of the Cuiabá pipeline in eastern Bolivia. The pipeline goes through the middle of the Chiquitano forest and affects a population of about 8,000. The project also has a negative impact on four critical ecoregions; the Gran Chaco and Cerrado, which are a mixture of grasslands and scattered trees, the Chiquitano dry forest, and the Pantanal wetlands. The Cuiabá pipeline has been highly contested by the thirty-four Chiquitano and two Ayoreo communities that live in the area. After years of field research, extensive interviews and document analyses, Dr. Hindery manages to expose the murky ways in which the hydrocarbon industry works in Bolivia. This is an industry where the powerful –mainly multinational oil companies and the Bolivian government– abuse the ecoregion and the indigenous populations that live on it.

  16. A New Snake Skull from the Paleocene of Bolivia Sheds Light on the Evolution of Macrostomatans

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    Scanferla, Agustín; Zaher, Hussam; Fernando E Novas; de Muizon, Christian; Céspedes, Ricardo

    2013-01-01

    Macrostomatan snakes, one of the most diverse extant clades of squamates, display an impressive arsenal of cranial features to consume a vast array of preys. In the absence of indisputable fossil representatives of this clade with well-preserved skulls, the mode and timing of these extraordinary morphological novelties remain obscure. Here, we report the discovery of Kataria anisodonta n. gen. n. sp., a macrostomatan snake recovered in the Early Palaeocene locality of Tiupampa, Bolivia. The h...

  17. New species of Neocompsa and Tropidion from Bolivia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Neoibidionini)

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    Wappes, James E.; Santos-Silva, Antonio

    2016-01-01

    Two Neoibidionini from Bolivia are described as new: Neocompsa schneppi sp. nov. and Tropidion nancyae sp. nov. The new species are compared to closely related species and previous keys by Martins and Galileo (2007, 2009) are modifi ed to include them. Illustrations of dorsal, ventral and lateral habitus, as well as head structures are included for both species. Comments are also included on color and pattern variation of each species.

  18. Migration as protest? Negotiating gender, class, and ethnicity in urban Bolivia

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    Tanja Bastia

    2011-01-01

    Feminist geographies of migration are often based on the assumption that migration brings about social change, potentially disrupting patriarchal structures and bringing about new spaces where gender relations can be renegotiated and reconfigured. On the basis of multisited research conducted with migrants from the same community of origin in Bolivia, I analyse how gender, class, and ethnicity are renegotiated through internal and cross-border migration. A transnational, multiscalar, multisit...

  19. Patriarchy, culture and land: challenges in securing women's ownership and titling rights in La Paz, Bolivia

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    Carvalho, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    Studies recognize that formal land ownership for poor rural women in developing countries may provide socio-economic benefits that may significantly improve women’s lives. Despite the high involvement of women in rural activities, in many developing countries women experience land tenure insecurity. Bolivia has some of the most advanced gender-sensitive land laws in Latin America, which explicitly recognize the goal of gender equality in land ownership and titling programs. Yet, full implemen...

  20. Stable isotope evidence for multiple pulses of rapid surface uplift in the Central Andes, Bolivia

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    Leier, Andrew; McQuarrie, Nadine; Garzione, Carmala; Eiler, John

    2013-01-01

    Paleoelevation histories from mountain belts like the Central Andes of Bolivia provide important constraints on the timing and geodynamic mechanisms associated with surface uplift. We present new oxygen and carbon isotope data (δ^(18)O, δ^(13)C, and Δ_(47)) from Oligocene–Miocene strata exposed in the Eastern Cordillera of the Bolivian Central Andes in order to reconstruct both the deformation and paleoelevation history of the region prior to late Miocene time. Paleosol carbonate in strata >2...

  1. Sleeping sites and lodge trees of the night monkey ( Aotus azarae) in Bolivia

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    García, Juan E.; Braza, Francisco

    1993-01-01

    Between 1984 and 1987, we recorded the sleeping-site and lodge tree preferences of night monkeys at the Beni Biological Station, Bolivia. We characterized the structure of sleeping-site compared lodge trees to nonlodge trees, and determined the frequency of their use. Aotus azarae used branch and liana platforms on trees of the middle strate of the forest as sleeping sites, but the lodge trees provided sparse cover. Monkeys may manipulate either natural accumulations of material or bird nests...

  2. Pension Liabilities and Public Financies in Bolivia: Evidence from a Reformer Country

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    Garrón Bozo, Jaime A.

    2007-01-01

    In 1996 Bolivia undertook a radical pension reform, switching from an unfunded to a fully funded privately managed system. This paper analyzes the impact of the pension reform and post-reform pension policies (1997-2003) on public finances; it shows initial estimates for the transition cost, analyzes the main factors that increased the financial burden for the Treasury to unexpected levels, presents some public accounting considerations, and examines post-reform linkages between the Treasury ...

  3. Breastfeeding intentions, patterns, and determinants in infants visiting hospitals in La Paz, Bolivia

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    Ludvigsson Jonas F

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Background Recent ecological research from Latin America has shown that infant health could be promoted through exclusive breastfeeding in infants aged 0–3 months and partial breastfeeding throughout the remainder of infancy. Methods In a cross-sectional study in 1995, the author interviewed 518 mothers with infants ≤ 1 year in La Paz, Bolivia, to describe the breastfeeding pattern and its determinants including socio-economic, religious and ethnic background. Results The rate of any...

  4. Ajuste macroeconómico y reformas estructurales en Bolivia, 1985-1994

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    Juan Antonio Morales

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito principal de este documento es ofrecer un estado de la situación macroeconómica, una revisión del programa de reformas estructurales, que comenzó con la estabilización de agosto de 1985 (con el Decreto Supremo 21060, y un análisis de las perspectivas de crecimiento. Se hace hincapié en las dificultades que Bolivia confronta para reanudar sostenidamente el crecimiento.

  5. Panic Emigration: Jewish Agricultural Settlements in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic, 1935-1960

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    Hoffman, Anthony August

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT OF THE THESISPanic Emigration: Jewish Agricultural Settlements in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic, 1935-1960byAnthony August HoffmanMaster of Arts in Latin American StudiesUniversity of California, Los Angeles, 2016Professor Stephen Bell, ChairAlthough Jewish agricultural settlements have had a long history in Latin America, particularly in Argentina and Brazil, those founded as a result of the panic emigration out of Europe on the heels of World War II are unique. Never before in...

  6. Child Labor, the Wealth Paradox, and Common Forest Management in Bolivia

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    Bluffstone, Randy

    2014-01-01

    That wealthier developing country households may rely more heavily on child labor than poorer households has come to be known as the “wealth paradox.” This paper tests for a wealth paradox with regard to common natural resource wealth by analyzing the relationship between child labor and improved common property forest management (CPFM) in Bolivia. Data are analyzed using several econometric methods and it is found that households experiencing more effective CPFM generally use more forest-bas...

  7. Bolivia under the Left Presidency of Evo Morales – Indigenous People and the End of Postcolonialism?

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    Nilsson, Martin

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the development in Bolivia under president Evo Morales, through a critical postcolonial approach. From a traditional liberal perspective, this article concludes that the liberal democratic system under Morales has not been deepening, though certain new participatory aspects of democracy, including socio-economic reforms have been carried out. In contrast, this article analyses to what extent the presidency of Evo Morales may be seen as the end of the postcolonialism, and...

  8. Participation, politics and technology : agrarian development in post-neoliberal Bolivia

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    Córdoba Blandón, D.M.

    2014-01-01

    The election of Morales – an indigenous and cocalero leader – and his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party became the most important political milestone in Bolivia’s recent history. The MAS promised to represent the most excluded sectors of the country, challenging the foundations of liberal democracy and the economic development model promoted during neoliberalism. This research analyses how did a highly politicized programme like that proposed by MAS in Bolivia come to implement rural deve...

  9. Gobernabilidad y reforma política. La experiencia de Bolivia

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    René Antonio MAYORGA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo, el autor analiza el problema de la consolidación y gobernabilidad democrática en Bolivia.Desde una perspectiva institucional, focaliza en tres dimensiones, a su juicio indicadores de la consolidación exitosa: en primer lugar, la política de pactos y coaliciones entre las fuerzas políticas, tanto para la constitución de las reglas de juego como para asegurar la gobernabilidad del Estado; luego, la ausencia de fuerzas políticas anti-sistema; y por último, la existencia de una política de reformas institucionales para modernizar el sistema político y el Estado. El autor ubica al sostenimiento de la Democracia Pactada, como el avance más importante para la gobernabilidad y consolidación en Bolivia.ABSTRACT: In this article, the author analyses the problem of democratic governability and consolidation in Bolivia.From an institutional perspective, he focuses on three dimensions, in his opinion indicatives of the successful consolidation: first, the politics of pacts and coalitions among the political forces, for the constitution of the procedimental rules as well as to assure the governability of the State; secondly, the absence of anti-system political forces; and at last, the existence of a policy of institutional reforms to modernize the political system and the State. The author considers the maintenance of Pacted Democracy, the more important advance for democratic governability and consolidation in Bolivia.

  10. Book review: decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia by Jean-Paul Faguet

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    Ferrero, Juan Pablo

    2014-01-01

    Winner of the UK Political Studies Association W.J.M Mackenzie Book Prize 2013, Jean-Paul Faguet’s Decentralization and Popular Democracy looks at how decentralization in Bolivia has improved public services and made government more accountable. Faguet combines broad econometric data with deep qualitative evidence to investigate the social underpinnings of governance, and aims to offer an evaluation of the potential benefits of decentralization and recommendations for structuring successful r...

  11. Bolivia: La experiencia populista de los años ochenta

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    Morales, Juan Antonio

    2008-01-01

    In late 1982 Bolivia returned to democracy, after a long period of mostly military governments, during whose tenure real wages had declined considerably. The first democratic government, presided by Dr. Hernán Siles Suazo inherited of the military governmets a much deteriorated economy, marked by the external debt crisis. Siles Zuazo found very difficult to mediate between macroeconomic adjustment and the demands of his electorate. The government's defensive populism was unable to cope with t...

  12. 'All of us are Presidents': Radical democracy and citizenship in the Chapare Province, Bolivia

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    Grisaffi, T.

    2013-01-01

    “All of us are presidents” examines the promise and disappointments of direct democracy that followed Evo Morales’ election as president of Bolivia. Working with the literature on politics, the state, and social movements in Latin America, the author contrasts ideas of normative democracy with radical democracy. The article pursues two ideas. First, in the wake of Morales’ election his core political base in the Chapare region perceived and engaged in politics as if they exercised direct, str...

  13. Bolivia (Part II: Management for sustainable forestry in other tropical countries)

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    Peña-Claros, M.; Guzman, R.; Dockry, M.

    2011-01-01

    Bolivia started to implement the Forestry Law (# 1700) in 1996. Since then the Bolivian forestry sector has changed significantly from an unplanned and exploitative logging regime to an organized system based on reduced impact logging techniques and management plans elaborated by trained forestry technicians and professionals. It has also expanded access to forest harvesting by allowing rural and indigenous communities the right to manage forest resources along with private companies. The law...

  14. Two new emerald geometrid species of Telotheta Warren from Ecuador and Bolivia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Geometrinae, Lophochoristini

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    Aare Lindt

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Two new species of the lophochoristine genus Telotheta Warren found in Ecuador and Bolivia are described. The paper focuses on the morphological description and illustration of the wing pattern and genitalia structures of the typus generis Telotheta muscipunctata Dognin and the newly identified species T. unoi and T. fresei. The distinguishing characters of the genera Telotheta and Paromphacodes are also briefly discussed.

  15. Farm Resilience in Organic and Nonorganic Cocoa Farming Systems in Alto Beni, Bolivia

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    Jacobi, Johanna; Schneider, Monika; Pillco Mariscal, María; Huber, Stephanie; Weidmann, Simon; Bottazzi, Patrick; Rist, Stephan

    2015-01-01

    Cocoa production in Alto Beni, Bolivia, is a major source of income and is severely affected by climate change impacts and other stress factors. Resilient farming systems are, thus, important for local families. This study compares indicators for social–ecological resilience in 30 organic and 22 nonorganic cocoa farms of Alto Beni. Organic farms had a higher tree and crop diversity, higher yields and incomes, more social connectedness, and participated in more courses on cocoa cultivation. Re...

  16. GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN OF CONTRACT OF WORK FOR COMPANIES OPERATING IN FISCAL RESERVE AREAS OF BOLIVIA

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    Glenn Jenkins

    1980-01-01

    The provisions for obtaining a mining concession in the fiscal reserve areas in Bolivia are set out in the Supreme Decree #11000 of 1972. The same provisions apply to both domestic and foreign companies and are very general in nature. As stated in the decree they are only designed to lay down minimum conditions for any subsequent contract to be signed between the government and a mining company.

  17. The quinoa boom in Southern Altiplano of Bolivia : Agrarian transformations, discourses and socio-environmental tensions

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    Vieira Pak, Manuela

    2012-01-01

    The globalization of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) production began in the 1980s in the Southern Highlands of Bolivia. It has generated transformations in the agrarian system of the region questioning the production sustainability. The low quinoa yields experienced by quinoa producers within indigenous communities is a major issue for the different actors of the production chain, scientists, development institutions and policy makers. Today, they mainly attribute it to soil degradation. Consens...

  18. La Quinua: Una opción para mejorar los ingresos rurales en Bolivia

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    Muriel H., Beatriz; Evia S., Tania

    2011-01-01

    This research examines the production of quinoa as an option for improving rural incomes in the Altiplano of Bolivia; due to, on one hand, the grain is aligned perfectly to the customs and traditions of work and family of the habitants of this region, on the other hand, international demand for the product has increased substantially generating good economic opportunities and better prices. Through microsimulation is observed that in the the Southern Highlands households would benefit from th...

  19. Maternal and congenital syphilis programmes: case studies in Bolivia, Kenya and South Africa.

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    Deperthes, Bidia D.; Meheus, André; O'Reilly, Kevin; Broutet, Nathalie

    2004-01-01

    Preventing congenital syphilis is not technically difficult, however operational difficulties limit the effectiveness of programmes in many settings. This paper reports on programmes in Bolivia, Kenya, and South Africa. All three countries have established antenatal syphilis control programmes. Early antenatal syphilis screening and management of positive cases were difficult to implement since most women presented for their first antenatal clinic visit after 6 months of pregnancy. Most women...

  20. Testing umbilical cords for funisitis due to Treponema pallidum infection, Bolivia.

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    Guarner, J.; Southwick, K.; Greer, P; Bartlett, J; Santander, A.; Blanco, S.; Pope, V.; Levine, W.; Zaki, S.

    2000-01-01

    To establish the frequency of necrotizing funisitis in congenital syphilis, we conducted a prospective descriptive study of maternal syphilis in Bolivia by testing 1,559 women at delivery with rapid plasma reagin (RPR). We examined umbilical cords of 66 infants whose mothers had positive RPR and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption tests. Histologic abnormalities were detected in 28 (42%) umbilical cords (seven [11%] had necrotizing funisitis with spirochetes; three [4%] had marked funi...

  1. Deslizamiento de cobertura en el Sinclinorio Mesocenozoico de Sevaruyo-Rio Mulato (Altiplano central de Bolivia)

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    Martinez, Claude; Soria, E.; Uribe, H.

    1995-01-01

    Una cuenca cenozoica muy subsidente caracteriza al sector septentrional del Altiplano de Bolivia, mientras que otras con menor subsidencia, ocupan el sector meridional. En la region central del Altiplano, un potente conjunto de capas meso-cenozoicas era considerado como el relleno de la "Cuenca de Sevaruyo-Rio Mulato", deformado en un amplio sinclinorio al oeste de la Cordillera Oriental. Interpretamos este conjunt plegado como el resultado de un deslizamiento plurikilometrico de la cobertura...

  2. Autonomía Indígena Originaria Campesina in Bolivia: Realizing the Indigenous Autonomy?

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    Alexandra Tomaselli

    2012-01-01

    In the last five years, Bolivia has been experiencing legal and institutional changes. A new legal scenario is dawning for indigenous peoples, at least in theory. The participation of indigenous people in the constituent assembly was extremely high. Because of this participation, as well as the lobbying of their organizations (e.g., CIDOB, CONAMAQ, CSUTCB), their agenda was (partially) included in the Magna Charta. In particular, a new complex system of autonomies, including the Autonomía Ind...

  3. The City Effect: Urban Institutions, Peripheries and Political Participations in Bolivia

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    Cielo, Maria Cristina Malong

    2010-01-01

    Mass mobilizations by historically marginalized citizens of Bolivia have radically reconfigured the country's social and political landscape in the last decade. Their protests, struggles, and eventual ascent to state power have demanded new state-society relations that challenge "modern" forms of propertied citizenship and representative democracy. Among the principal actors in these transformations are the urban poor who live in precarious, informal areas at the edges of cities, known as "pe...

  4. Contrasting Patterns of Urban Expansion in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia Between 1992 and 2009

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    Álvarez-Berríos, Nora L.; Isabel K. Parés-Ramos; Aide, T. Mitchell

    2012-01-01

    The global urban population is increasing rapidly, but patterns of urban expansion differ greatly among countries. Urban transition theory predicts that the shift from low to high urbanization depends on a country’s history and level of economic development. This study describes urban expansion in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia between 1992 and 2009. Urban dynamics were analyzed by combining nighttime lights and census data from 4032 municipalities. High-lit areas (>52–63 pixel values) ...

  5. Referéndum y asamblea constituyente: autonomías departamentales en Bolivia.

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    Fernando Mayorga Ugarte.

    2006-01-01

    On 2 July 2006, Bolivia held a national referendum about departamental autonomy as part of the process of state decentralization and as an institutional response to the dire political and social crisis. The inclusion in the constitution of figures such as referendum, constitutional assembly and citizen legislative initiation was the response to the social demands and unrest given under the framework of semi-direct democracy which allowed for an institutional solution to them. Even though the ...

  6. BELONGING AND IDENTITY, TERRITORIALITY AND BORDER -- THE CHIQUITANOS IN BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA

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    Joana Aparecida Fernandes Silva

    2012-01-01

    It is intended to reflect, from the history of the people Chiquitano, originally a set of more than twenty ethnic groups that were aldeadas by Jesuits in the Chiquitos mission, elements of contemporary identity and ethnicity. The proposal presented is to understand how identities are situated today relating to the territoritalities experienced in Bolivia and Brazil, since these people are currently split because the division of national states. The fact that they live in one country or in an...

  7. Decentralization and local government in Bolivia : an overview from the bottom up

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    Faguet, Jean-Paul

    2003-01-01

    Hundreds of studies have failed to establish the effects of decentralization on a number of important policy goals. This paper examines the remarkable case of Bolivia to explore decentralization's effects on government responsiveness and poverty-orientation. I first summarize econometric results on the effects of decentralization nationally, and then turn to qualitative research – the focus of the paper – that digs deep into local government processes to understand how decentralization did th...

  8. Prevalence of Marijuana Use among University Students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

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    Marya Hynes; Maria Demarco; Juan Carlos Araneda; Francisco Cumsille

    2015-01-01

    Young adults 18 to 25 years old show the highest prevalence of marijuana use in Latin America. This study analyzes the changes in prevalence of marijuana use among university students in the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) from two studies carried out in 2009 and in 2012. Data were collected through representative two-stage samples of universities and students in the Andean Community. An online survey was administered using a standardized questionnaire. Prevalence was...

  9. La "media luna" sobre Bolivia: nación, región y clase social

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    Willem ASSIES

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Durante los últimos años, se ha visto una serie de convulsiones sociales en Bolivia. Un aspecto de estas dificultades fue la aparición de discursos nacionalistas y regionalistas, los cuales dividían la parte oriental de la parte occidental del país, y al revés. Dichos discursos se han caracterizado por sus fuertes matices étnicos y acentuaban por un lado la identidad camba y por otro la identidad colla. No obstante, tales discursos tienen raíces muy distintas y reflejan proyectos y relaciones de clase muy diferentes. Partiendo de la metáfora de la «nevera al revés» (la nevera que genera calor hacia dentro y frío hacia afuera, este artículo busca elucidar la interrelación entre la política nacionalista/regionalista, la etnia y la clase social en la Bolivia contemporánea.ABSTRACT: Over the past years Bolivia has seen a series of «social convulsions». One aspect of these upheavals was the emergence of nationalist and regionalist discourses pitting the orient against the occident of the country, and vice versa. Such discourses were marked by strong ethnic overtones, accentuating either camba or colla identities. Nevertheless, such identity discourses have very different roots and reflect very different projects and class relations. Taking a lead from the «inverted fridge» metaphor –the fridge that generates warmth towards the «inside(r» and cold towards the «outside(r»– this paper seeks to elucidate the interrelation between the politics of nationalism/regionalism, ethnicity and class in contemporary Bolivia.

  10. Participation, planning and natural resources in Bolivia: from fiction to practice?

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    2011-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper, we focus on participation in the main planning documents produced in Bolivia in the first decade of the 2000s: the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the National Development Plan (PND). We analyze how these planning instruments have been able to capture popular participation through diverse mechanisms and how these practices fit in the current mainstream participation discourse. Special attention is paid to natural resources because of the predominant role...

  11. Comparing forest decentralization and local institutional change in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico and Uganda

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    Coleman, E.; Fleischman, F.; Bauer, J.

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we assess the institutional and environmental impacts of forest decentralization policies in Bolivia, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda. Although decentralization is often described as if it were a single policy intervention, many different types of reforms have been described as decentralization. We develop theories of institutional impacts based upon the specific decentralization reforms in the specific context of each country and then argue that decentralization impacts are moderated...

  12. A Scoring Model of the Risk of Costly Arrears at a Microfinance Lender in Bolivia

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    Mark Schreiner

    2001-01-01

    Can scoring models help microfinance lenders in poor countries as much as they have helped credit-card lenders in rich countries? I model the probability that loans from a microlender in Bolivia had arrears of 15 days or more. Although arrears in microfinance depend on many factors difficult to include in statistical models, I find that inexpensive data does indeed have some predictive power. In microfinance, computer models will not replace loan officers, but they can flag the highest risks ...

  13. Conflicts over gas and its governance: The case of the Guaraní of Tarija, Bolivia

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    Thomas Perreault

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the implications of natural gas developmentfor Guaraní indigenous communities in southeastern Bolivia. Duringthe 1990s, the Bolivian government enacted a series of neoliberalreforms designed to attract international investment for natural gasand petroleum exploitation and to facilitate the export of hydrocarbons.Protests over the management and distribution of the benefitsderived from natural gas contributed diretly to the election of EvoMorales, Bolivia´s first indigenous president. Nevertheless, anddespite the pro-indigenous discourse of Morales and his MAS (Movementto Socialism party, gas production has had negative effectsfor indigenous peoples in Bolivia´s Chaco region, who are directlyimpacted by extractive activities. This article examines the case ofthe Guaraní people of the Tierra Comunitaria de Orígen (OriginaryCommunal Land, TCO Itika Guasu, in Tarija department, whereRepsol´s Margarita ´mega-field´ is located. It is argued here thatgas exploitation in Guaraní territory has been conducted withoutadequate prior consultation or meaningful participation of thepopulations affected.

  14. BELONGING AND IDENTITY, TERRITORIALITY AND BORDER -- THE CHIQUITANOS IN BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available It is intended to reflect, from the history of the people Chiquitano, originally a set of more than twenty ethnic groups that were aldeadas by Jesuits in the Chiquitos mission, elements of contemporary identity and ethnicity. The proposal presented is to understand how identities are situated today relating to the territoritalities experienced in Bolivia and Brazil, since these people are currently split because the division of national states. The fact that they live in one country or in another causes different experiences and propositions of identity. However, until the 1980s the frontier between the two countries was not yet fully institutionalized, and it was possible a transit to and fro, and this freedom allowed maintenance of social relations and kinship networks. How are the identities currently in territorial diversity and historical? How they configure their territoritalities Chiquitanos in Bolivia and Brazil if the indigenous policies are different? How the self-identifications occur if there are different concepts for "Indians" - here and Bolivia indigenous "peasant" or "pueblos originales"? How the official recognition of ethnicity in Brazil Chiquitanos brought new elements that caused conflicts? These are questions we intend to answer in this paper.

  15. Prevalence of Marijuana Use among University Students in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

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    Full Text Available Young adults 18 to 25 years old show the highest prevalence of marijuana use in Latin America. This study analyzes the changes in prevalence of marijuana use among university students in the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru from two studies carried out in 2009 and in 2012. Data were collected through representative two-stage samples of universities and students in the Andean Community. An online survey was administered using a standardized questionnaire. Prevalence was calculated for lifetime, past year, and past month. Marijuana was the most widely used illicit substance consumed among university students, in 2009 and in 2012. Past month prevalence among university students in 2009 in Colombia was 5.27%, in Peru 1.00%, in Ecuador 1.68%, and in Bolivia 0.76%. Past month prevalence in 2012 in Colombia was 7.14%, in Ecuador 3.67%, in Peru 1.62%, and in Bolivia 1.45% in 2012. Among university students in the Andean Community, past month prevalence increased among both males and females between 2009 and 2012 in most countries. Marijuana continues to be the most commonly used illicit drug in Latin American countries. Increases in prevalence among young adults could have important implications for national drug policy.

  16. Stereo Pair with ASTER Image, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia

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    An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this stereoscopic view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon. The view is derived from an Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite image and a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation model. The circular feature covering much of the image, known as the Iturralde Structure, is possibly the Earth's most recent 'big' impact event recording collision with a meteor or comet that might have occurred between 11,000 and 30,000 years ago.Although the structure was identified on satellite photographs in the mid-1980s, its location is so remote that it has only been visited by scientific investigators twice, most recently by a team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in September 2002. Lying in an area of very low relief, the landform is a quasi-circular closed depression only about 20 meters (66 feet) in depth, with sharply defined sub-angular 'rim' materials. It resembles a 'cookie cutter' in that its appearance 'cuts' the heavily vegetated soft-sediments and pampas of this part of Bolivia. The SRTM data have provided investigators with the first topographic map of the site and will allow studies of its three-dimensional structure crucial to determining whether it actually is of impact origin.This stereoscopic image was generated by first draping the ASTER satellite image over the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital elevation model. Two differing perspectives were then calculated, one for each eye. They can be seen in 3-D by viewing the left image with the right eye and the right image with the left eye (cross-eyed viewing) or by downloading and printing the image pair and viewing them with a stereoscope. When stereoscopically merged, the result is a vertically exaggerated view of Earth's surface in its full three dimensions.Thick vegetation in part defines the surface that the SRTM radar sees as it maps the terrain. Much of the local

  17. A historical case in the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline: slope on the Curriola River; Caso historico no Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil: encosta no Rio Curriola

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    Oliveira, Hudson Regis; Vasconcellos, Carlos Renato Aragonez de [Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil, S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2003-07-01

    The Bolivia-Brazil Natural Gas Pipeline has 2.593 kilometers since Rio Grande City in Bolivia until Canoas City, in south Brazil. The pipeline crosses a lot of types of geological fields and difficult topography. The south spread of the gas pipeline is the most interesting because of its hard topography combined with the variety of geological materials, such as, colluvium deposits and debris flow areas. Curriola River is located at the kilometer 408, north part of Parana State. In this area, the pipeline crosses slopes of 45 degrees of inclination. The down part of Curriola's slope is composed by a non-resistance material (clay and little rock blocks) with a high porosity. Every year, during the rainy seasons, tension cracks are observed evidencing the earth movement. The slope stability is above the minimum expected for pipeline operation. The aim of this paper is to present the site characterization of the Curriola River Slope, together with all the investigation made in order to supply the studies with condensed information for the slope stabilization. (author)

  18. Entre cifras y normas legales: el trabajo de los menores en Bolivia Entre cifras y normas legales: el trabajo de los menores en Bolivia

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda la temática del trabajo de niños, niñas y adolescentes en Bolivia, a partir de una revisión de la normativa legal vigente, que pretende protegerlos, las cifras y datos estadísticos sobre este tipo de trabajo, y la relación entre las disposiciones legales y la realidad del trabajo en la calle y fuera de ella, evidenciando que resta mucho camino por recorrer para que se produzca una auténtica tutela de los derechos de los menores trabajadores.This The present article have the issue of child and teenager labor in Bolivia, from a review of the current legislation, that pretends to protect them, the statistics number about this kind of works and the relation between the legal dispositions and the job reality in the street and also outside it, showing that much remains to be done to produce a real protection of the rights of working children.

  19. Dolarization and Monetary Reform. Evidence from the Cochabamba Region of Bolivia Dolarization and Monetary Reform. Evidence from the Cochabamba Region of Bolivia

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    1992-03-01

    Full Text Available Using data on informal market loans in the Cochabamba region of Bolivia, we test the hypothesis that monetary reform in the 1985-87 period resulted in a dedollarization of the economy. A theoretical model of the loan market suggests variables to be examined in the empirical analysis. A PROBIT model of the probability of dollar-denominated loans is estimated as a function of Bolivian inflation, exchange-rate depreciation, and exchangerate volatility. In addition, policy reforms are modeled with dummy variables that switch on at the date of the reforms. In addition to the PROBIT estimates, we aggregate monthly average time series data for the informal market and investigate the hypotheses studied in this alternative data set.The evidence from the informal loan market suggests that the Bolivian stabilization plan was associated with an increase in dollarization rather than a decrease. Several possible reasons for this result are discussed, including a lack of credibility of the announced plan. Dolarization and Monetary Reform. Evidence from the Cochabamba Region of Bolivia

  20. Sífilis materna y congénita en cuatro provincias de Bolivia Maternal and congenital syphilis in four provinces in Bolivia

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Calcular las frecuencias de sífilis materna y congénita, transmisión del agente etiológico de la madre al recién nacido, y variables asociadas con la enfermedad, en seis hospitales públicos en Bolivia. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal de mayo a septiembre de 2004. Se administró la prueba rápida para sífilis Determine-TP y RPR cuantitativo a mujeres postparto sin RPR previo. Se incluyeron antecedentes demográficos y de atención prenatal de embarazos previos. A los recién nacidos de madres con sífilis se les practicó Western Blot IgM p47 y ELISA IgM. Las pruebas serológicas se procesaron en el Laboratorio Nacional de Referencia (INLASA. Se realizó un análisis estadístico bivariado y multivariado para establecer asociaciones con el diagnóstico positivo a T. pallidum. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de sífilis entre 1 594 mujeres postparto fue de 7.2%, con una proporción de transmisión de infección de madres a recién nacidos de 15.7 por ciento. La prevalencia de sífilis congénita por serología fue de 1.1%; 94% de estos neonatos no presentaron sintomatología. A pesar de una cobertura de control prenatal de 70.5% en Bolivia, aún existen mujeres que acuden directamente al parto institucional sin contar con tamizaje previo para sífilis con pruebas de rutina. El bajo nivel de instrucción formal (OBJECTIVE: Assess frequencies of maternal and congenital syphilis, mother-child transmission and variables associated with syphilis in six urban hospitals in Bolivia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed between May and September 2004. We administered the Abbot Determine-TP rapid test and quantitative RPR to postpartum women without prior RPR. Sociodemographic variables and prior prenatal care visits were studied. Newborns of syphilis positive mothers were studied with Western Blot IgM p47 and ELISA IgM. Serum samples were analyzed at the Central Reference Laboratory (INLASA

  1. Guidelines for the Presentation of Clean Development Mechanism Projects in Bolivia

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    Guevara, M.E.; Peres, A.; Jauregui, S.; Lorini, N.; Gonzales, J.; Sol Bagur, M. [National Climate Change Program, Clean Development Mechanism Office, La Paz (Bolivia)

    2004-03-01

    Bolivia ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1994 with its National Law Nr. 15761. The Kyoto Protocol (KP) was approved, and Bolivia ratified it through its National Law Nr. 1988 on 22nd July, 1999. The KP quantifies emission reductions of GHG for developed countries and countries with economies in transition (Annex I countries). The KP establishes that these reductions must be real, measurable, and long-term and that they should be achieved primarily through domestic efforts. However, the KP creates three flexibility mechanisms to mitigate climate change in a cost effective way: Joint Implementation allows claim credits for the emission reductions generated in projects between Annex I countries; GHG Emissions Trading allows the sale and purchase of emission certificates by Annex I countries; and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) contemplates to undertake projects of emissions reduction/offset of GHG in developing countries agreed that these projects support the sustainable development of host countries. The CDM gives Bolivia an opportunity to attract clean foreign investment to the forestry, energy, industrial and transport sectors as well as an entry channel to the GHG emission allowances market. To take advantage of these windows of opportunity, the National Climate Change Program established the National Clean Development Office (NCDMO) in March 2002. The NCDMO has, among its main purposes, the promotion, evaluation, operation and negotiation of climate change mitigation projects (in the CDM or in other schemes) in addition to the capacity building for social actors. The present guidelines define the criteria for submitting potential CDM projects to the Bolivian NCDMO, for the approval of the Designated National Authority (DNA), the Vice ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment, and their subsequent submission to the Executive Board of the CDM. This document has seven sections. The first three sections define the

  2. Ideology and Social Improvement in Bolivia during the 20th Century

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This essay relates improvements in social indicators in Bolivia during the Twentieth Century to ideological changes during the same period. During the Twentieth Century, most social indicators improved dramatically in Bolivia. Separately, scholars have vigorously debated ideologies, such as neoliberalism and its macroeconomic competitors, and the potential social impact of these ideologies. Despite the separate emphases on ideas and social outcomes, no systematic attempt has been made by scholars of Bolivia to link long–term ideological change to long–term social improvement in the country. This essay argues that it is probable that such a relationship exists, but it is important to consider mass ideology, which affects the whole of Bolivian society, in addition to elite ideology, which affects a much more limited portion of society.Este ensayo relaciona las mejoras en indicadores sociales en Bolivia durante el siglo XX con cambios ideológicos registrados durante el mismo periodo. Durante el siglo XX la mayoría de los indicadores sociales mejoraron dramáticamente en Bolivia. Los especialistas han debatido vigorosamente  la relación de estas mejoras con ideologías tales como el neoliberalismo y sus competidores macroeconómicos, discutiendo su potencial impacto social. Sin embargo, pese al énfasis otorgado a la relación de las ideas con los resultados sociales, no ha habido ninguna tentativa sistemática por parte de los especialistas de  relacionar el cambio ideológico de largo plazo con las mejoras sociales de largo plazo en el país. Este ensayo sostiene que es probable que tal relación exista, pero para visibilizarla es importante considerar la ideología de masas, que afecta al conjunto de la sociedad boliviana, además de la ideología de la élite, que afecta a una porción mucho más limitada de la sociedad. 

  3. Synopsis of the Study of the Insertion of Environmental Management in Sectorial Policies:The Energy and Industry case in Bolivia

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    2002-01-01

    This document summarizes the results of a study on insertion of environmental policies in sectoral activities in Bolivia, prepared for the IDB by the Center for Development Studies of the University of Los Andes. The analysis focuses on the industrial, mining and energy sectors in Bolivia.

  4. Litomosoides (Nemata: Filarioidea) of bats from Bolivia with records for three known species and the description of a new species.

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    Notarnicola, Juliana; Ruíz, F Agustín Jiménez; Gardner, Scott L

    2010-08-01

    Herein, we describe Litomosoides salazari n. sp. collected from the body cavity of the yellow bat, Lasiurus ega , from Bolivia. This new species of filarioid nematode is most closely related to the carinii group and is characterized by its relatively small size with the vulva located slightly posterior to the esophago-intestinal junction; an arrow-shaped buccal capsule; and a short, rounded tail. New host and locality records for both Litomosoides hamletti and L. chandleri in phyllostomid bats, and L. brasiliensis occurring in both phyllostomid and vespertilionid bats, are provided. The morphological variability of the specimens is documented by providing comparative measurements of 3 known species. Litomosoides brasiliensis occurs in 6 species of bats from Bolivia and was the most common species of filarioid nematode encountered. All 4 species of nematodes, including the new species, were found in sympatry at Chijchijpa, a locality in the Yungas of Bolivia. PMID:20738202

  5. First Report of Widespread Wild Populations of Triatoma infestans (Reduviidae, Triatominae) in the Valleys of La Paz, Bolivia

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    Buitrago, Rosio; Waleckx, Etienne; Bosseno, Marie-France; Zoveda, Faustine; Vidaurre, Pablo; Salas, Renata; Mamani, Elio; Noireau, François; Brenière, Simone Frédérique

    2010-01-01

    Wild populations of Triatoma infestans, the main vector of Chagas disease in the Southern Cone countries, may be involved in reinfestation of human dwellings, limiting the success of vector-control campaigns in Bolivia. Knowledge of the distribution of these populations remains incomplete. We report here the detection of T. infestans wild populations in large areas in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. Among 18 sylvatic areas investigated, 17 were positive with T. infestans specimens. The infection rate of captured T. infestans with Trypanosoma cruzi was 85.7% in adult specimens. These results expand the geographical distribution of wild populations of T. infestans; it may be distributed throughout the Inter-Andean Dry Forest eco-region of Bolivia. The current information allows us to propose the hypothesis that a sylvatic origin of the reinfestation is located in the valleys of La Paz. PMID:20348501

  6. Screening Genetic Resources of Capsicum Peppers in Their Primary Center of Diversity in Bolivia and Peru.

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    Full Text Available For most crops, like Capsicum, their diversity remains under-researched for traits of interest for food, nutrition and other purposes. A small investment in screening this diversity for a wide range of traits is likely to reveal many traditional varieties with distinguished values. One objective of this study was to demonstrate, with Capsicum as model crop, the application of indicators of phenotypic and geographic diversity as effective criteria for selecting promising genebank accessions for multiple uses from crop centers of diversity. A second objective was to evaluate the expression of biochemical and agromorphological properties of the selected Capsicum accessions in different conditions. Four steps were involved: 1 Develop the necessary diversity by expanding genebank collections in Bolivia and Peru; 2 Establish representative subsets of ~100 accessions for biochemical screening of Capsicum fruits; 3 Select promising accessions for different uses after screening; and 4 Examine how these promising accessions express biochemical and agromorphological properties when grown in different environmental conditions. The Peruvian Capsicum collection now contains 712 accessions encompassing all five domesticated species (C. annuum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, C. baccatum, and C. pubescens. The collection in Bolivia now contains 487 accessions, representing all five domesticates plus four wild taxa (C. baccatum var. baccatum, C. caballeroi, C. cardenasii, and C. eximium. Following the biochemical screening, 44 Bolivian and 39 Peruvian accessions were selected as promising, representing wide variation in levels of antioxidant capacity, capsaicinoids, fat, flavonoids, polyphenols, quercetins, tocopherols, and color. In Peru, 23 promising accessions performed well in different environments, while each of the promising Bolivian accessions only performed well in a certain environment. Differences in Capsicum diversity and local contexts led to distinct

  7. Screening Genetic Resources of Capsicum Peppers in Their Primary Center of Diversity in Bolivia and Peru.

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    van Zonneveld, Maarten; Ramirez, Marleni; Williams, David E; Petz, Michael; Meckelmann, Sven; Avila, Teresa; Bejarano, Carlos; Ríos, Llermé; Peña, Karla; Jäger, Matthias; Libreros, Dimary; Amaya, Karen; Scheldeman, Xavier

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    For most crops, like Capsicum, their diversity remains under-researched for traits of interest for food, nutrition and other purposes. A small investment in screening this diversity for a wide range of traits is likely to reveal many traditional varieties with distinguished values. One objective of this study was to demonstrate, with Capsicum as model crop, the application of indicators of phenotypic and geographic diversity as effective criteria for selecting promising genebank accessions for multiple uses from crop centers of diversity. A second objective was to evaluate the expression of biochemical and agromorphological properties of the selected Capsicum accessions in different conditions. Four steps were involved: 1) Develop the necessary diversity by expanding genebank collections in Bolivia and Peru; 2) Establish representative subsets of ~100 accessions for biochemical screening of Capsicum fruits; 3) Select promising accessions for different uses after screening; and 4) Examine how these promising accessions express biochemical and agromorphological properties when grown in different environmental conditions. The Peruvian Capsicum collection now contains 712 accessions encompassing all five domesticated species (C. annuum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, C. baccatum, and C. pubescens). The collection in Bolivia now contains 487 accessions, representing all five domesticates plus four wild taxa (C. baccatum var. baccatum, C. caballeroi, C. cardenasii, and C. eximium). Following the biochemical screening, 44 Bolivian and 39 Peruvian accessions were selected as promising, representing wide variation in levels of antioxidant capacity, capsaicinoids, fat, flavonoids, polyphenols, quercetins, tocopherols, and color. In Peru, 23 promising accessions performed well in different environments, while each of the promising Bolivian accessions only performed well in a certain environment. Differences in Capsicum diversity and local contexts led to distinct outcomes in

  8. Rodent consumption by Philodryas psammophidea (Serpentes: Colubridae), from the inter-andean dry valleys of central Bolivia

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    Quinteros-Muñoz, Oliver; Peñaranda, Diego A.; Navarro, Freddy

    2010-01-01

    In May 18, 2009 we found an adult female of Philodryas psammophidea (930 mm SVL), at a side of a crop field in the Tabacal valley (18º23'7.42" S – 64º38'7.88" W, 2015 m), Narciso Campero province southern Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ecologically, this valley belongs to the Inter-Andean Dry Forests of Bolivia. In the stomach of the snake probably killed by a settler, there was an adult female of Graomys domorum (Phyllotini; Sigmodontidae), a native rodent species widely distributed in the r...

  9. Rodent consumption by Philodryas psammophidea (Serpentes: Colubridae, from the inter-andean dry valleys of central Bolivia

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    Full Text Available In May 18, 2009 we found an adult female of Philodryas psammophidea (930 mm SVL, at a side of a crop field in the Tabacal valley (18º23'7.42" S – 64º38'7.88" W, 2015 m, Narciso Campero province southern Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ecologically, this valley belongs to the Inter-Andean Dry Forests of Bolivia. In the stomach of the snake probably killed by a settler, there was an adult female of Graomys domorum (Phyllotini; Sigmodontidae, a native rodent species widely distributed in the region.

  10. Aflatoxin Contamination of Red Chili Pepper From Bolivia and Peru, Countries with High Gallbladder Cancer Incidence Rates

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    Takao Asai; Yasuo Tsuchiya; Kiyoshi Okano; Alejandro Piscoya; Carlos Yoshito Nishi; Toshikazu Ikoma; Tomizo Oyama; Kikuo Ikegami; Masaharu Yamamoto

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    Chilean red chili peppers contaminated with aflatoxins were reported in a previous study. If the development of gallbladder cancer (GBC) in Chile is associated with a high level of consumption of aflatoxin-contaminated red chili peppers, such peppers from other countries having a high GBC incidence rate may also be contaminated with aflatoxins. We aimed to determine whether this might be the case for red chili peppers from Bolivia and Peru. A total of 7 samples (3 from Bolivia, 4 from Peru) a...

  11. Contaminación de la minería en Bolivia. El caso de la Cuenca Macha Pocoata

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    Loredo, V.; Alfonso Abella, María Pura; Casas Sabata, Josep M.

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    La minera es el sector económico más importante de Bolivia. Destaca la minería de metales base así como metales preciosos. Durante largo tiempo Bolivia ha sido el primer productor de Sn. La suavidad de las leyes ambientales y su escaso cumplimiento ha ocasionado que esta actividad, a lo largo de todos sus procesos, ocasione una gran contaminación ambiental.De esta manera tanto cursos fluviales como los suelos aluviales aptos para la agricultura se encuentran fuertemente contaminados en extens...

  12. Geomorphology subprogram: Geomorphological map of Occidental region of Bolivia, utilizing ERTS imagery

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    The author has identified the following significant results. Due to the receipt of ERTS-1 imagery, Bolivia will have for the first time a geomorphological map at a scale of 1:100,000. Now the researcher and the student will be able to compare the distribution of the existing shapes of the country, which have been modelled by diverse processes, factors, and agents. This geomorphological information will be very useful in its application to mining, especially alluvial beds, engineering work, and other geological studies. This map is divided into ten geomorphological units which coincide with the geostructural units of the western region of the country.

  13. Miocene-Quaternary structural evolution of the Uyuni-Atacama region, Andes of Chile and Bolivia

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    Tibaldi, A.; Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca; Corazzato, C.; Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca; Rovida, A.; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione Milano-Pavia, Milano, Italia

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    We describe the Miocene-Quaternary geological-structural evolution of the region between the Salar de Uyuni and de Atacama, Andes of Chile and Bolivia. We recognised four main tectonic events based on fold geometry, fault kinematics and stratigraphic data. The oldest event, of Miocene age, is characterized by folding and reverse faulting of the sedimentary successions with an E-W direction of shortening in the northern part of the studied area and a WNW-ESE shortening in the southern part. Th...

  14. La "media luna" sobre Bolivia: nación, región y clase social

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    Assies, Willem

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    RESUMEN: Durante los últimos años, se ha visto una serie de convulsiones sociales en Bolivia. Un aspecto de estas dificultades fue la aparición de discursos nacionalistas y regionalistas, los cuales dividían la parte oriental de la parte occidental del país, y al revés. Dichos discursos se han caracterizado por sus fuertes matices étnicos y acentuaban por un lado la identidad camba y por otro la identidad colla. No obstante, tales discursos tienen raíces muy distintas y reflejan proyectos y r...

  15. Where are the NGOs and why? The distribution of health and development NGOs in Bolivia

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    Galway Lindsay P

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The presence and influence of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs in the landscape of global health and development have dramatically increased over the past several decades. The distribution of NGO activity and the ways in which contextual factors influence the distribution of NGO activity across geographies merit study. This paper explores the distribution of NGO activity, using Bolivia as a case study, and identifies local factors that are related to the distribution of NGO activity across municipalities in Bolivia. Methods The research question is addressed using a geographic information system (GIS and multiple regression analyses of count data. We used count data of the total number of NGO projects across Bolivian municipalities to measure NGO activity both in general and in the health sector specifically and national census data for explanatory variables of interest. Results This study provides one of the first empirical analyses exploring factors related to the distribution of NGO activity at the national scale. Our analyses show that NGO activity in Bolivia, both in general and health-sector specific, is distributed unevenly across the country. Results indicate that NGO activity is related to population size, extent of urbanization, size of the indigenous population, and health system coverage. Results for NGO activity in general and health-sector specific NGO activity were similar. Conclusions The uneven distribution of NGO activity may suggest a lack of co-ordination among NGOs working in Bolivia as well as a lack of co-ordination among NGO funders. Co-ordination of NGO activity is most needed in regions characterized by high NGO activity in order to avoid duplication of services and programmes and inefficient use of limited resources. Our findings also indicate that neither general nor health specific NGO activity is related to population need, when defined as population health status or education level or poverty

  16. Petroleum industry in Latin America: volume III Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru

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    As the previous volume in this series, this concluding volume was divided into separately paged sections, one for each of Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico and Peru, each section being complete in itself. For each of the countries dealt with, there was a brief historical introduction, followed by a detailed analysis of its energy sector, a description of the physical and market characteristics, the transportation and infrastructure systems, the legal and regulatory issues pertaining to the petroleum industry, especially as regards investment and environmental requirements, and an analysis of the prevailing political climate. figs., tabs., refs

  17. La evolución político-institucional en Bolivia entre 1975 a 2005

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    José Antonio Rivera S.

    2008-01-01

    El presente trabajo aborda el estudio de la evolución político-institucional en Bolivia entre 1975 a 2005; con un análisis descriptivo del proceso que abarca el régimen democrático de gobierno, incluyendo el sistema político, el sistema electoral, los partidos políticos y mecanismos de participación ciudadana; el sistema judicial; los derechos fundamentales; y los mecanismos de defensa de la Constitución; para luego identificar los aspectos singulares de ese proceso de evolución; y concluyend...

  18. Bolivia: militares y policías. fuego cruzado en democracia

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    Quintana, Juan Ramón

    2013-01-01

    Contexto Pese a los 178 años de vida republicana, Bolivia todavía vive bajo el signo de la precariedad estatal, anclado en el pasado y sin proyecto plausible de futuro. Con una geografía desarticulada, sin estructura productiva básica, escindido étnica y políticamente y sumergido en un dramático cuadro de pobreza secular, actualmente marcha al filo del colapso social sin resolución pacífica aparente. Durante mucho tiempo, la historia política boliviana forjó el estigma de un país crónicamente...

  19. Elementos de sostenibilidad fiscal en países ricos en hidrocarburos: El caso de Bolivia

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    Zambrano, Omar; Aguilera-Lizarazu, Gabriela

    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el desempeño fiscal de Bolivia a la luz de la expansión y posterior contracción de los precios internacionales de los hidrocarburos entre 2005 y 2009. Se evalúa dicho desempeño desde el punto de vista de la posición estructural de la economía, es decir, descontando los efectos transitorios que, las desviaciones temporales del PIB potencial y del precio de equilibrio del petróleo, infringieron sobre los resultados fiscales. Asimismo, se analiza la respuesta de política fis...

  20. The Agency's technical co-operation programme with Bolivia 1983-1993 country programme summaries

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    This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Bolivia carried out during 1983-1993. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme evaluations and individual project evaluations. They attempt to provide a comprehensive, descriptive picture of the Agency's co-operation with a Member State in a manner that will be particularly useful for programming decisions. The attempt is very much to describe - largely through statistical data - not to provide independent analysis and evaluation

  1. Geographic Information System in Bolivia: a Case Study for Latin America

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    Adrien, P. M.

    1982-01-01

    Bolivia's Geological Service is concluding a successful project designed to give the Department of Oruro the capability to evaluate its natural resources using data generated by three United States satellites. A permanent integrated geographic information system was created for preparing base maps of soil characteristics, land use, geomorphology, geology, water resources and hydrology. The information compiled through the project was stored on magnetic disks and tapes to permit periodic updating, retrieval of data on specific aspects of development projects, and obtaining various data mixes to analyze aspects of prospective development projects. This is the first digital information system developed in Latin America.

  2. Bolivia-Brazil gas-pipeline implantation. The employment generation according to Leontief's matrix

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    During the past 15 years, a strong evolution in the concept of the use of energy for industrial purpose was brought in step by step by the Governments and users themselves. The progress within the fields of energy savings, thermal control and reduction of air pollution must be pointed out. Within this scheme the natural gas technology has overcome many technical difficulties and the solutions using natural gas rank among the most efficient to tackle current problems. The aim of this work is to analyse Bolivia-Brazil gas-pipeline implantation and it influences in the Brazilian economy

  3. Análisis de la elección presidencial de 2005 en Bolivia

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    Salvador ROMERO BALLIVIÁN

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN: Bolivia celebró en 2005 una elección presidencial anticipada que constituyó la respuesta a la grave crisis política y social que vivió el país en los años previos. El resultado de los comicios no tuvo precedentes en la historia democrática reciente pues por primera vez un candidato consiguió la mayoría absoluta y los partidos hasta entonces dominantes quedaron en una posición desairada. El triunfador, Evo Morales, encabezó una organización de izquierda que criticó con dureza el liber...

  4. Análisis de la elección presidencial de 2005 en Bolivia

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    Salvador ROMERO BALLIVIÁN

    2006-01-01

    [ES] Bolivia celebró en 2005 una elección presidencial anticipada que constituyó la respuesta a la grave crisis política y social que vivió el país en los años previos. El resultado de los comicios no tuvo precedentes en la historia democrática reciente pues por primera vez un candidato consiguió la mayoría absoluta y los partidos hasta entonces dominantes quedaron en una posición desairada. El triunfador, Evo Morales, encabezó una organización de izquierda que criticó con dureza el liberalis...

  5. Gobernabilidad y reforma política. La experiencia de Bolivia

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    René Antonio MAYORGA

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN: En este artículo, el autor analiza el problema de la consolidación y gobernabilidad democrática en Bolivia.Desde una perspectiva institucional, focaliza en tres dimensiones, a su juicio indicadores de la consolidación exitosa: en primer lugar, la política de pactos y coaliciones entre las fuerzas políticas, tanto para la constitución de las reglas de juego como para asegurar la gobernabilidad del Estado; luego, la ausencia de fuerzas políticas anti-sistema; y por último, la existenci...

  6. Multiculturalismo, mestizage y nacionalidad: un estudio comparado sobre Brasil, Bolivia y Perú

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    Felipe Arocena

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las diferentes estrategias de resistencia cultural desarrolladas por grupos étnicamente discriminados en Brasil, Perú y Bolivia. Los movimientos afro brasileños y las poblaciones indígenas de Brasil están luchando cada vez más contra la discriminación, desarrollando sus propias identidades culturales y desmitificando el mito de la democracia racial brasileña. Algo similar está sucediendo en Perú y Bolivia donde las poblaciones indígenas están desafiando la vieja idea de la integración a través de la asimilación y el mestizaje, y los bolivianos han elegido su primer presidente indígena. Este proceso forma parte de estrategias multiculturales recientes. La asimilación a través del mestizaje fue la solución que funcionó, al menos aparentemente, en la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos desde la construcción de los Estado-Nación. El aspecto positivo de esta solución fue la construcción de una relación interétnica pacífica, pero su lado negativo ha sido que los grupos étnicos fueran aceptados sólo parcialmente y no se reconociera suficientemente la discriminación cultural a la que fueron sometidos Abstract The objective of this article is to analyze the different strategies of cultural resistance developed by groups ethnically discriminated in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The Brazilian movements afro and the indigenous populations of Brazil are fighting more and more against the discrimination, developing their own cultural identities and demystifying the myth of the Brazilian racial democracy. Something similar is happening in Peru and Bolivia where the indigenous populations are defying the old idea of integration through the assimilation and the mestization, and the Bolivians have chosen their first indigenous president. This process comprises of recent multicultural strategies. The assimilation through mestization was the solution that worked, at least apparently, in most

  7. Integrating Forest Cover Change with Census Data: Drivers and Contexts from Bolivia and the Lao PDR

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    Sébastien Boillat; Hy Dao; Patrick Bottazzi; Yuri Sandoval; Abraham Luna; Sithong Thongmanivong; Louca Lerch; Joan Bastide; Andreas Heinimann; Frédéric Giraut

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to explore possible links between forest cover change and characteristics of social-ecological systems at sub-national scale based mainly on census data. We assessed relationships between population density, poverty, ethnicity, accessibility and forest cover change during the last decade for four regions of Bolivia and the Lao PDR, combining a parcel-based with a cell-based approach. We found that accessibility is a key driver of forest cover change, yet it has the ef...

  8. A new species of arboreal toad (Anura : Bufonidae : Chaunus) from Madidi National Park, Bolivia

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    Padial, J.M.; Reichle, S.; McDiarmid, R.; De la Riva, I.

    2006-01-01

    A new arboreal species of the Chaunus veraguensis group is described for the humid montane forest of Madidi National Park, in northern Bolivia. The new species differs from other species in the group by the combination small size, long and slender extremities, webbed hands, conspicuous tympanic membrane, well developed parotoid glands, absence of large glands on dorsum and extremities, nuptial excrescences of males composed of pungent spines on dorsal surface of thumb, greenish-brown coloration on dorsum with red warts in life, and green iris. It is only known from two nearby localities in the Serran Eslabon, Department La Paz. An operational key for species in the C. veraguensis group is provided.

  9. Econometric estimation of food demand elasticities from household surveys in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay

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    Lema, Daniel; Brescia, Víctor; Berges, Miriam; Casellas, Karina

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta una estimación de sistemas incompletos de demanda utilizando datos de encuestas de hogares para Argentina, Bolivia y Paraguay. El enfoque empírico consiste en la estimación de un sistema con especificación LinQuad corregido por sesgo de selección y (en el caso de Argentina) precios ajustados por calidad. El problema de la variable dependiente limitada por la numerosa aparición de ceros en casos de no consumo del alimento se trató utilizando la metodología en dos etapas d...

  10. Altiplano Sur de Bolivia : capítulo 5.1.b

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    Winkel, Thierry; Alvarez-Flores, R.; Bommel, P. van; J. Bourliaud; Chevarria Lazo, M.; Cortes, G.; Cruz, P.; Del Castillo, C.; Gasselin, P.; Joffre, R.; Léger, F.; Nina Laura, J.P.; S. Rambal; Rivière, G.; Tichit, M.

    2014-01-01

    Alimento de base de las poblaciones andinas desde hace milenios, la quinua se ha convertido hoy en un producto apreciado en el mercado internacional de alimentos dietéticos, orgánicos y equitativos. Este cambio lo iniciaron los mismos productores del Altiplano Sur de Bolivia hace aproximadamente unos 40 años. En medio de un desierto de altura, ellos lograron desarrollar una floreciente producción agrícola de exportación. Aunque cuentan con lucrativos nichos de mercado, los productores de quin...

  11. The Agency's technical co-operation programme with Bolivia 1986-1996 country programme summaries

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    This report contains a review of the Agency's technical co-operation activities in Bolivia carried out during 1986-1996. In terms of coverage and analytical depth, country programmes summaries stand somewhere midway between in-depth country programme evaluations and individual project evaluations. They attempt to provide a comprehensive, descriptive picture of the Agency's co-operation with a Member State in a manner that will be particularly useful for programming decisions. The attempt is very much to describe - largely through statistical data - not to provide independent analysis and evaluation

  12. Total Antioxidant Capacity and Content of Phenolic Compounds in Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca) Collected in Bolivia

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    Penarrieta, J. Mauricio; Alvarado, J. Antonio; Bergenstahl, Bjorn; Akesson, Bjorn

    2009-01-01

    To study the composition of wild strawberries grown at high altitude, total antioxidant capacity, total phenolic compounds, total flavonoids, and individual phenolic compounds were measured in wild strawberries (Fragaria vesca) collected between 2,650 and 3,300 m above sea level in Bolivia. Total antioxidant capacity, as assessed by the ferric-reducing antioxidant power and 2,2' -azino-bis(3-ethylbenzotiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) methods, was in the range 16-39 μmol of Trolox equivalents/g fw ...

  13. Mercury vapours emissions from the ingenios in Potosí (Bolivia).

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    Llanos Lazcano, Willans; MillÁn GÓmez, RocÍo; García, María Eugenia; Serrano, Carlos; Higueras Higueras, Pablo Leon

    2012-01-01

    Potosí (South West Bolivia) is a well known historical mining site in the world, with mining activity centered at the so-called Cerro Rico. It is an impressive mount formed by rhyolitic rocks affected by intensive hydrothermal alteration, and hosting a complex vein deposit including mainly Ag and Sn minerals. From the start of the mining activity, in the late 16th century, to 1850, the main ore was silver minerals, and from 1850 the silver ores exhausted, and mining activity centered on ti...

  14. Bolivia : refundación del modelo nacional y tensiones políticas

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    Lacroix, Laurent

    2007-01-01

    Desde 2003, una lucha de prioridades políticas existe en Bolivia entre los sectores sociales inscritos al partido Movimiento al socialismo del presidente Evo Morales y las organizaciones regionalistas de los departamentos más ricos. Los primeros reclaman una Asamblea Constituyente antes de 2007, los segundos exigen una previa autonomía departamental. Estas divergencias, a la vez políticas e ideológicas, se tradujeron en grandes movilizaciones que precipitaron la demisión del presidente Carlos...

  15. Descentralización y relaciones intergubernamentales en Bolivia, (1994-2006)

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    Arandia Ledezma, Iván Carlos

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigación analiza el proceso de descentralización de base municipal aplicada en Bolivia entre 1994 (promulgación de la Ley de Participación Popular) y 2006 (elección de prefectos y el referéndum por autonomías)1, planteando para este efecto una perspectiva analítica distinta a la generalmente utilizada en los tradicionales estudios sobre el tema en el país, esta vez centrada en las relaciones intergubernamentales como un enfoque que permite observar a las estructuras estatales...

  16. Destitution through “Development”: A Case Study of the Laka Laka Project in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    Avrum J. Shriar

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This study examined environmental and socioeconomic outcomes of a water project in rural Bolivia, and sought insights on how and why its planning was so flawed. The project destroyed an ancient, sustainable irrigation system, and replaced it with one that provides insufficient and diminishing quantities of water to many fewer people, appears to be causing land degradation and groundwater depletion, and has fueled conflicts. The study shows that even relatively small, NGO-led projects can generate significant negative impacts, and raises questions about the pressures on development agencies to charge ahead with projects, despite obvious potential for such impacts.

  17. Spatial planning for cooperative housing. A case study in Maria Auxiliadora, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    Hansson, Ida; Olausson, Anna

    2004-01-01

    Lack of housing is a problem in Bolivia, migrations from rural areas to towns causes problems in the fast growing cities. Since urban planning does not have the resources to keep up with the need for housing many settlements are illegal and often lead to a land use conflict. In some cities large parts of the population live in spontaneous settlements, often in areas planned for another use of land. In Cochabamba the number of inhabitants has grown rapidly, particularly in the past few decades...

  18. Is gender a risk factor for pesticide intoxications among farmers in Bolivia?

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    Jørs, Erik; Hay-Younes, Jasmin; Condarco, Madelaine A;

    2013-01-01

    seen. Being a female and having a low educational level were risk factors for "poor knowledge on pesticides" and a "risky behavior when handling pesticides." Females reported more symptoms of intoxication. The gender differences on knowledge and handling practices might explain why females report more......This study compares gender differences regarding knowledge, practice, and symptoms of intoxication when handling pesticides in farming. Data were gathered in La Paz County, Bolivia, in 2008 and 2009. Poor knowledge on safe handling, hazardous working practices, and use of very toxic pesticides were...

  19. Evaluación de la avifauna de la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia

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    Omar Martínez; Manuel Olivera; Carmen Quiroga; Isabel Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Desde el año 1996 al 2003, mediante métodos de observación directa, caminatas y capturas con redes niebla, realizamos un inventario y obtuvimos datos sobre la historia natural, gremios tróficos y patrones de migración de la avifauna de la ciudad de La Paz (Bolivia). Registramos 136 especies de aves en 30 localidades de estudio. Las familias más representativas fueron Tyrannidae, Emberizidae y Furnariidae con 19, 16 y 15 especies, re- spectivamente. Registramos 18 especies de aves acuáticas y ...

  20. Casuística de tétanos neonatal. Caranavi, La Paz, Bolivia

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    Ramón Varela González; Dania Faxas Rodríguez; Yanailys Ortiz Lima

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    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal de tres casos notorios de tétanos  neonatal,  durante un año en el Hospital de Caranavi, La Paz, Bolivia. Se analizaron los principales síntomas, así como las complicaciones y la técnica del cortar el cordón umbilical, se determinó el lugar de nacimiento y se evaluó la respuesta al tratamiento. Se arribó a conclusiones y se realizó una revisión del tema.

  1. Mass balance of Glaciar Zongo, Bolivia, between 1956 and 2006, using glaciological, hydrological and geodetic methods

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    Soruco, Alvaro; Vincent, C; Francou, Bernard; P. Ribstein; Berger, Thomas; Sicart, Jean-Emmanuel; Wagnon, Patrick; Arnaud, Yves; Favier, V.; Lejeune, Y.

    2009-01-01

    The longest continuous glaciological mass-balance time-series in the intertropical zone of South America goes back to 1991 on Glaciar Zongo, Bolivia. Photogrammetric and hydrological data have been used to (1) check the specific net balance over long periods and (2) extend the mass-balance time series over the last 50 years. These data reveal a bias in the glaciological mass balance which can be explained by the field-measurement sampling network. Our study shows a large temporal variability ...

  2. Environmental strategic evaluation (ESE) as an instrument for environmental management in Brazil: the case of Bolivia - Brazil gas pipeline (GASBOL); Avaliacao ambiental estrategica (AAE) como instrumento de gestao ambiental no Brasil: o caso do gasoduto Bolivia - Brasil (GASBOL)

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    Guimaraes, Lucy Teixeira; Veiga, Lilian Bechara Elabras [Universidade Federal (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Planejamento Energetico e Ambiental]. E-mails: lucy@ppe.ufrj.br; lveiga@ppe.ufrj.br

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    The present work analyses the state-of-art of the environmental strategic evaluation in Brazil and presents the methods suggested by the Ministry of Environment for the realization of the ESE. As a case study one of the first of ESE done in Brazil, in the year of 1997, has been considered, specifically the Bolivia - Brazil gas pipeline (GASBOL)

  3. Prevalence and correlates of physical, psychological, and sexual intimate partner violence in Bolivia.

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    Meekers, Dominique; Pallin, Sarah C; Hutchinson, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Despite increasing awareness that domestic violence is a major public health problem, existing studies focus on physical and sexual violence and give little attention to psychological violence. This study uses data from the 2008 Bolivia Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS) to examine the prevalence and correlates of physical, sexual, and psychological intimate partner violence in Bolivia. The results show that psychological intimate partner violence is extremely common (affecting nearly one in two women) and often occurs in addition to physical violence. While physical, psychological and sexual intimate partner violence have several common predictors, there are factors that only affect some types of violence. Common risk factors include urban residence, respondent's employment status and having witnessed interparental violence in childhood. Although marital status is not a risk factor for physical violence, unmarried cohabitation is a strong risk factor for psychological intimate partner violence. Our findings highlight the need for research to assess the potential consequences of psychological intimate partner violence, particularly for women's mental health. PMID:23534436

  4. Proyecciones de rabia canina en Argentina, Bolivia y Paraguay, usando series de tiempo

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    Full Text Available Se estudió el número de casos mensuales de rabia canina en Argentina (1971-1993, Bolivia (1987-1993 y Paraguay (1976-1993, a fin de identificar fluctuaciones regulares y predecir el comportamiento futuro de la rabia en dichos países. Los métodos empleados consistieron en análisis de series de tiempo, incluyendo el análisis armónico de Fourier y los modelos multiplicativos ARIMA-SARIMA de Box-Jenkins. Se evidenciaron ciclos en Argentina y Paraguay. La estacionalidad ocurrió a fines de invierno y primavera. Las recurrencias mostraron un período de aproximadamente cuatro años, pronosticándose la próxima alza para 1997Monthly prevalence of canine rabies in Argentina (1971-1993, Bolivia (1987-1993 and Paraguay (1976-1993 were analyzed to identify seasonal cycles of the disease. Moreover, data to forecast the evolution of rabies were studied. The time series analysis was employed. This included the Fourier Harmonie Analysis and Box-Jenkins ARIMA-SARIMA multiplicative models. Cycles were detected in Argentina and Paraguay. The seasonal cycles occurred at the end of winter and spring. Seasonal cycles were about every four years, and the next peak was estimated for 1997

  5. Por el reconocimiento y justiciabilidad del derecho humano a la vivienda en Bolivia

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    Sonia Elizabeth Jiménez C.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el intento de contribuir a la discusión, análisis y reflexión sobre la exigibilidad del derecho a la vivienda en Bolivia, el presente trabajo hace referencia a los derechos humanos internacionales de las Naciones Unidas y otros instrumentos multilaterales y regionales como la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, la Agenda Hábitat I, Hábitat II, Estambul + 5, la Declaración del Milenio y otros. Asimismo brinda una visión sobre la situación de la vivienda en Bolivia y sobre el derecho humano a la vivienda, soslayado de manera sistemática por el Estado Boliviano. Ausencia y resignación de obligaciones que han originado una barrera que debe ser superada con la exigibilidad del derecho inalienable e impostergable a una vivienda y hábitat adecuados para vivir con dignidad. La propuesta esbozada manifiesta con claridad la urgencia de incorporar en el nuevo texto constitucional "el derecho humano a la vivienda", así como la necesidad de conformar nuevas soluciones habitacionales que tomen en consideración los esfuerzos de la comunidad de bajos recursos, en base a un enfoque integral y en un marco de participación que propicie bienestar y dignidad humanos.

  6. New paleontological and geological data on the Ordovician and Silurian of Bolivia

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    Gagnier, P. Y.; Blieck, A.; Emig, C. C.; Sempere, T.; Vachard, D.; Vanguestaine, M.

    1996-11-01

    The oldest vertebrates of South America are from the thick Anzaldo (=Cuchupunata) Formation in central Bolivia. At the scale of the basin, the Anzaldo is overlain by the San Benito, Tokochi, Cancañiri, Llallagua and Kirusillas/Uncía formations. The Anzaldo was classically dated Caradoc (early Late Ordovician), but recent paleontological data have suggested a Llanvirn age (early Middle Ordovician). The only significant fossil invertebrates recently collected in the Anzaldo, viz., lingulid brachiopods, give an age not older than Late Ordovician. Fossils from the Tokochi suggest a Caradoc age. The microfossils (acritarchs and foraminifers mainly) collected in the Cancañiri and Kirusillas/Uncía formations indicate an Ashgill to Wenlock age (late Late Ordovician to late Early Silurian) for these formations. A Caradoc (or perhaps older) age thus seems more correct for the Anzaldo Formation. These new paleontological data have major implications on our knowledge of the Ordovician-Silurian basins of Bolivia: 1) transition from a Middle Ordovician marine foreland basin to a Late Ordovician-Llandovery glacial-marine to turbidite trough in the Altiplano occurred in the (late?) Caradoc; 2) a major sea-level rise developed around the Llandovery-Wenlock boundary; 3) a fossiliferous limestone member of shallow origin and early Wenlock age is present approximately between Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

  7. Burden of Norovirus and Rotavirus in Children After Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    McAtee, Casey L; Webman, Rachel; Gilman, Robert H; Mejia, Carolina; Bern, Caryn; Apaza, Sonia; Espetia, Susan; Pajuelo, Mónica; Saito, Mayuko; Challappa, Roxanna; Soria, Richard; Ribera, Jose P; Lozano, Daniel; Torrico, Faustino

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    The effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in the field may set the stage for a changing landscape of diarrheal illness affecting children worldwide. Norovirus and rotavirus are the two major viral enteropathogens of childhood. This study describes the prevalence of norovirus and rotavirus 2 years after widespread rotavirus vaccination in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Stool samples from hospitalized children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and outpatients aged 5-24 months without AGE were recruited from an urban hospital serving Bolivia's third largest city. Both viruses were genotyped, and norovirus GII.4 was further sequenced. Norovirus was found much more frequently than rotavirus. Norovirus was detected in 69/201 (34.3%) of specimens from children with AGE and 13/71 (18.3%) of those without diarrhea. Rotavirus was detected in 38/201 (18.9%) of diarrheal specimens and 3/71 (4.2%) of non-diarrheal specimens. Norovirus GII was identified in 97.8% of norovirus-positive samples; GII.4 was the most common genotype (71.4% of typed specimens). Rotavirus G3P[8] was the most prevalent rotavirus genotype (44.0% of typed specimens) and G2P[4] was second most prevalent (16.0% of typed specimens). This community is likely part of a trend toward norovirus predominance over rotavirus in children after widespread vaccination against rotavirus. PMID:26598569

  8. Integrity management of Brazil-Bolivia gas pipeline to reduce risks due third party damage

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    Vasconcellos, Carlos Renato Aragonez de; Monte, Oswaldo [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Colen, Eustaquio; Cunha, Roberto de Souza; Oliveira, Hudson Regis de [Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil, S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Lima, Rogerio de Souza [RSL Consultoria Geoprojetos (Brazil); Schultz Neto, Walter [Milton Braga Assessoria Tecnica (Brazil)

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    The Bolivia-Brazil Natural Gas Pipeline has 2.600 kilometers from Rio Grande City in Bolivia to Canoas City, in the south of Brazil. The right-of-way crosses a lot of types of topography and areas subjected to various kinds of anthropological actions, like areas in class locations 3, locals under agricultural activities, forests and minerals explorations, and near constructions of highway and railway, industrial constructions, new pipelines in the same right-of -way, channels, dams, that requires special projects to avoid that the gas pipeline could be subject to strengths that were not consider in the original design. The aim of this paper is to present the jobs developed by TBG during seven years of gas pipeline operations, as public awareness program, procedures to design, construct and inspect specials constructions along and near the right-of -way, control of mineral and forest explorations, monitoring and controlling of excavations on the right-of-way to install new pipelines and optical cables, to reduce risks of gas pipeline damage due third party, as a component of TBG' Managing Integrity Gas Pipeline Program. (author)

  9. Bolivia 2006: reforma estatal y construcción del poder

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    Grace Ivana Deheza

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Bolivia, en el 2006, inició una etapa nueva en su historia. Por primera vez un líder de origen aymara, Evo Morales Ayma, asumía constitucionalmente la Presidencia del país. Durante este año el Presidente emitió políticas destinadas a reformar el Estado y a recuperar el control estatal de los recursos naturales. El proceso de cambio de la Constitución política del Estado se abrió con el llamado a la Asamblea Constituyente y con el referéndum autonómico, procesos paralelos que están hasta la fecha redefiniendo la nueva configuración político-administrativa del país2006 marked a new era in Bolivian history. For the first time, an aymaran origin leader constitutionally assumed the country's Presidency. Throughout this year, President Evo Morales Ayma emitted policies to reform the State and recover the control of Bolivia's natural resources. The process of changing the Bolivian political Constitution started with the creation of a Constituent Assembly and an autonomic referendum, parallel processes that until today, are still redefining the country's new political - administrative configuration

  10. Chapare virus, a newly discovered arenavirus isolated from a fatal hemorrhagic fever case in Bolivia.

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    Simon Delgado

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available A small focus of hemorrhagic fever (HF cases occurred near Cochabamba, Bolivia, in December 2003 and January 2004. Specimens were available from only one fatal case, which had a clinical course that included fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, and vomiting with subsequent deterioration and multiple hemorrhagic signs. A non-cytopathic virus was isolated from two of the patient serum samples, and identified as an arenavirus by IFA staining with a rabbit polyvalent antiserum raised against South American arenaviruses known to be associated with HF (Guanarito, Machupo, and Sabiá. RT-PCR analysis and subsequent analysis of the complete virus S and L RNA segment sequences identified the virus as a member of the New World Clade B arenaviruses, which includes all the pathogenic South American arenaviruses. The virus was shown to be most closely related to Sabiá virus, but with 26% and 30% nucleotide difference in the S and L segments, and 26%, 28%, 15% and 22% amino acid differences for the L, Z, N, and GP proteins, respectively, indicating the virus represents a newly discovered arenavirus, for which we propose the name Chapare virus. In conclusion, two different arenaviruses, Machupo and Chapare, can be associated with severe HF cases in Bolivia.

  11. Geotechnical risks affecting pipelines : the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline experience

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    Geotechnical management practices for pipelines can minimize the risk of accidents caused by hazards such as landslides, foundation subsidence, settlement and erosion. This paper summarized the geotechnical risks affecting pipelines and presented some examples of practical work done by Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto (TBG) along the longest pipeline in South America, the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline. TBG is also responsible for the maintenance and operation of the 2593 km long pipeline which spans from Rio Grande in Bolivia to Canoas in southern Brazil. The pipeline crosses a range of difficult topography where both natural and human hazards can lead to high stress levels that can reach the steel yield strength limit and result in ruptures. The traction, compression, inflection or strain depend on the direction of the movement and the pipe position. The area most prone to geotechnical hazards is in the south due to its hard topography and a variety of geological materials such as colluvium deposits and debris flows. The right-of-way geotechnical risks that affect the pipeline were presented along with some of the practical remedial work that has been done by TBG along the pipeline route. The integrity management plans and the adopted actions that prevent geotechnical accidents were also presented. It was concluded that geotechnical hazard mapping should be emphasized in the planning phase of pipelines. New technologies such as the GEOPIG inspection tool combined with traditional preventive measures can effectively detect landslide areas. 2 refs., 2 tabs., 18 figs

  12. A model for predicting the growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedling stands in Bolivia

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    Guzman, G.; Morales, M.; Pukkala, T.; Miguel, S. de

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    Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most planted species in the Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia, where growing conditions are different from most places where eucalyptus have been studied. This prevents a straightforward utilization of models fitted elsewhere. In this study a distance-independent individual-tree growth model for E. globulus plantations in Bolivia was developed based on data from 67 permanent sample plots. The model consists of sub-models for dominant height, tree diameter increment, height-diameter relationship and survival. According to model-based simulations, the mean annual increment with the optimal rotation length is about 13 m3 ha{sup -}1 yr{sup -}1 on medium-quality sites and 18 m{sup 3} ha{sup -}1 yr -1 on the best sites. A suitable rotation length for maximizing wood production is approximately 30 years on medium sites and 20 years on the most productive sites. The developed models provide valuable information for further studies on optimizing the management and evaluating alternative management regimes for the species. (Author) 22 refs.

  13. Economics of secondary energy from GTL regarding natural gas reserves of Bolivia

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    This work aims the economics and the viability of Natural Gas Industrialization in Bolivia, by producing secondary fuels like gas to liquid (GTL)-diesel from natural gas (cleaner than the oil by-product), looking for a clean development with that environmentally well energy using this GTL process. Bolivia has resources that could fulfill these secondary energy resources from GTL. It is possible to process 30 MCMpd of gas obtaining profits from the gas and also from the liquid hydrocarbons that are found in it. Then the Bolivian GTL would present the following advantages: it would export diesel and/or gasoline and would not have to import it anymore.; the exportations of GTL-FT would reach 35 Mbpy, acquiring competitive prices; it would increase productive jobs not only due to the GTL itself, but also from secondary economy linked to GTL market; the use of GTL-FT diesel would bring a 'cleaner' environment especially in the urban areas; finally, from the macroeconomic perspective, the investment in the plant construction and supporting works would generate a great amount of job offers

  14. Economics of secondary energy from GTL regarding natural gas reserves of Bolivia

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    This work aims the economics and the viability of Natural Gas Industrialization in Bolivia, by producing secondary fuels like gas to liquid (GTL)-diesel from natural gas (cleaner than the oil by-product), looking for a clean development with that environmentally well energy using this GTL process. Bolivia has resources that could fulfill these secondary energy resources from GTL. It is possible to process 30 MCMpd of gas obtaining profits from the gas and also from the liquid hydrocarbons that are found in it. Then the Bolivian GTL would present the following advantages: it would export diesel and/or gasoline and would not have to import it anymore.; the exportations of GTL-FT would reach 35 Mbpy, acquiring competitive prices; it would increase productive jobs not only due to the GTL itself, but also from secondary economy linked to GTL market; the use of GTL-FT diesel would bring a ''cleaner'' environment especially in the urban areas; finally, from the macroeconomic perspective, the investment in the plant construction and supporting works would generate a great amount of job offers. (author)

  15. Tenure Security and Land Appropriation under Changing Environmental Governance in Lowland Bolivia and Pará

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    Pablo Pacheco

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    Full Text Available Appropriation of public lands associated with agricultural frontier expansion is a longstanding occurrence in the Amazon that has resulted in a highly skewed land-tenure structure in spite of recent state efforts to recognize tenure rights of indigenous people and smallholders living in or nearby forests. Growing concerns to reduce environmental impacts from agricultural development have motivated state governments to place greater attention on sustainable land management and forest conservation. This paper assesses the political and institutional conditions shaping tenure security and land appropriation in lowland Bolivia and the State of Pará in Brazil, and their links with environmental governance. The two cases show that clarifying and securing tenure rights is considered as the cornerstone for improving environmental governance. Thus, much attention has been given to the recognition of indigenous people and smallholder rights and to legalization of large-scale estates in agricultural frontiers, which have in turn influenced emerging conservation and environmental governance approaches. While policy frameworks share similar goals in the two cases, contrasting implementation approaches have been adopted: more agrarian in lowland Bolivia and more conservationist in the State of Pará.

  16. Status and Distribution of Otters In the Amboro National Park, Bolivia

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    Dunstone N.

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    Full Text Available Otters have not fared well in the presence of man, both species have been extensively hunted for their pelts. In recent years an even greater threat is posed by the dynamiting and poisoning of rivers and clearance of bankside vegetation. Amboro is a relatively new National Park and should be regarded as a showpiece for Bolivia. The foresight of the Government, C.D.F., Prodena Bolivia, and particularly Reginald Hardy and Robin Clarke in getting this venture off the ground and for their continuing support is commendable. Considerable problems remain however, paramount of which, is the hunting of animals for food, for live export or for skins. Ample evidence of this practise has been found on both visits to Amboro. Pteronura brasiliensis occurred commonly in the Park up until 10 years ago, and was hunted for its pelt until 15 years ago. The species of otter which was commonly encountered was the neotropical river otter (Lutra longicaudis. As far as the otter populations are concerned, direct persecution is now minimal since there is no market for their skins. However the practise of fishing using dynamite or poison should be actively discouraged if the good populations of these animals are to be maintained.

  17. Conexiones revolucionarias: repercusiones de la expropiación petrolera mexicana en Bolivia, 1938

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    María Cecilia Zuleta

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo trata un tema relevante en la historiografía latinoamericana como es la expropiación petrolera mexicana durante el gobierno de Lázaro Cárdenas y aporta información original así como un enfoque innovador que desborda las historiografías estrictamente nacionales, intentando contribuir tanto a la historia de Bolivia como a la mexicana. La expropiación mexicana de 1938 alcanzó una dimensión trasnacional más allá de sus repercusiones diplomáticas: una experiencia percibida bajo muy diversos prismas en cada país latinoamericano. ¿Cómo fue vista la expropiación mexicana en los Andes bolivianos? Se argumenta que en la Paz, y en Sucre, diversos sectores de la sociedad leyeron esa expropiación tras los filtros del conflicto con la Standard Oil of Bolivia y del debate ideológico y político en torno a la recién creada YPFB, y cargaron de otro significado este episodio nacionalista al adaptarlo al contexto boliviano, dialogando simultáneamente con el sustrato previo de recepción de la revolución mexicana en la región, así como con el especial contexto político, económico y diplomático andino. Razones de orden nacional e internacional explican las reacciones ante el episodio petrolero mexicano en Bolivia, tanto como la percepción de estas por parte de la diplomacia mexicana.This article deals with a relevant subject in Latin American historiography, that being the Mexican oil expropriation during the Lázaro Cárdenas government and provides original information as well as an innovative approach that goes beyond strictly national historiographies, with the intention of contributing both to Bolivian and Mexican history. The Mexican expropriation of 1938 reached a transnational dimension beyond its diplomatic implications; an experience perceived through quite different prisms in each Latin American country. How was the Mexican expropriation viewed in the Bolivian Andes? We have argued that in La Paz and Sucre, various

  18. Stomach Content of a Juvenile Bolivian River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis) from the Upper Madeira Basin, Bolivia

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    Aliaga-Rossel, E.; Beerman, A.S.; Sarmiento, J.

    2010-01-01

    The article presents a study about the stomach content of a juvenile Bolivian river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis), an endemic subspecies of the Amazon River dolphin, found in the upper Madeira River basin in Bolivia. The study finds that the stomach of Bolivian river dolphin contained a mix

  19. Women's Theologies, Women's Pedagogies: Liberating Praxes of Latin American Women Educators in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Argentina

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    Jones, Lauren Ila

    2009-01-01

    In this dissertation, through semi-structured interviews with 36 female social movement participants and 3 male participants in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Argentina, I ask, "How do women in Latin American social movements perceive the influence of theology on these movements' pedagogies?" I argue that through this work, the women…

  20. The Role Of Women In Popular Education In Bolivia: A Case Study Of The "Oficina Juridica Para La Mujer"

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    Kollins, Judith M.; Hansman, Catherine A.

    2005-01-01

    This study examines how the Education Office of the "Oficina Juridica Para la Mujer" [Women's Legal Office] , a community-based popular education organization in Cochabamba, Bolivia, works with women to address personal, legal, and policy issues through local leadership training and popular education methodology. We investigate the marginalization…

  1. The Impact of Participation and Social Contacts on International Attitudes of Youth (The Case of Bolivia and Chile).

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    Menanteau-Horta, Dario

    Interviews with high school seniors in Bolivia (n=1,100) and Chile (n=2,460) demonstrated that individuals with international contacts hold more positive attitudes toward others than those individuals without this type of exposure. The study examined the students' opinions about other countries of the Latin American region, opportunities for…

  2. Residential metal contamination and potential health risks of exposure in adobe brick houses in Potosí, Bolivia

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    Potosí, Bolivia, is the site of centuries of historic and present-day mining of the Cerro Rico Mountain, known for its rich polymetallic deposits, and was the site of large-scale Colonial era silver refining operations, both of which have left a legacy of pollution. In this study...

  3. Buurtconsolidatie en urbane transformatie in El Alto : Een longitudinaal onderzoek naar veranderingsprocessen in de voormalige periferie van La Paz, Bolivia

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    Kranenburg, Ronald Hendrik

    2003-01-01

    This study is about the influence of the processes of neighbourhood consolidation and urban transformation in three self-help neighbourhoods in El Alto, a city on Bolivia’s plateau, adjacent the capital city of La Paz. Special attention was paid to the developments in the housing conditions, land us

  4. Problemas metodológicos en las investigaciones sobre VIH/SIDA en Bolivia Methodological problems in the scientific research on HIV /AIDS in Bolivia

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    Susana Ramírez Hita

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo es una reflexión sobre las dificultades metodológicas que arrastra la producción científica, tanto epidemiológica como de ciencias sociales, relativa a la problemática del VIH/SIDA en Bolivia. Los estudios asociados a esta producción sirvieron de base para la implementación de programas del Fondo Mundial, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, cooperaciones internacionales, Organizaciones No Gubernamentales y el Ministerio de Salud y Deportes boliviano. El análisis de las contradicciones y falencias metodológicas se realizó a través de una revisión bibliográfica y una investigación de metodología cualitativa, que se centró en la calidad de atención a las personas viviendo con VIH/SIDA en servicios públicos de salud y en cómo son realizados y diseñados los programas destinados a esta población. De esta manera se pudo observar las deficiencias en los diseños metodológicos que presentan los estudios epidemiológicos y de ciencias sociales que sirven de base para la implementación de programas sanitarios.This paper discusses the methodological problems in the scientific research on HIV/AIDS in Bolivia, both in the areas of epidemiology and social sciences. Studies associated with this research served as the basis for the implementation of health programs run by The Global Fund, The Pan-American Health Organization, International Cooperation, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports. An analysis of the methodological contradictions and weaknesses was made by reviewing the bibliography of the studies and by conducting qualitative methodological research, that was focused on the quality of health care available to people living with HIV/AIDS in public hospitals and health centers, and looked at how programs targeted at this sector of the population are designed and delivered. In this manner, it was possible to observe the shortcomings of the methodological design in the

  5. Genetic characterization of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru: identification of a new subtype ID lineage.

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    Patricia V Aguilar

    Full Text Available Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV has been responsible for hundreds of thousands of human and equine cases of severe disease in the Americas. A passive surveillance study was conducted in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador to determine the arboviral etiology of febrile illness. Patients with suspected viral-associated, acute, undifferentiated febrile illness of <7 days duration were enrolled in the study and blood samples were obtained from each patient and assayed by virus isolation. Demographic and clinical information from each patient was also obtained at the time of voluntary enrollment. In 2005-2007, cases of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE were diagnosed for the first time in residents of Bolivia; the patients did not report traveling, suggesting endemic circulation of VEEV in Bolivia. In 2001 and 2003, VEE cases were also identified in Ecuador. Since 1993, VEEV has been continuously isolated from patients in Loreto, Peru, and more recently (2005, in Madre de Dios, Peru. We performed phylogenetic analyses with VEEV from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru and compared their relationships to strains from other parts of South America. We found that VEEV subtype ID Panama/Peru genotype is the predominant one circulating in Peru. We also demonstrated that VEEV subtype ID strains circulating in Ecuador belong to the Colombia/Venezuela genotype and VEEV from Madre de Dios, Peru and Cochabamba, Bolivia belong to a new ID genotype. In summary, we identified a new major lineage of enzootic VEEV subtype ID, information that could aid in the understanding of the emergence and evolution of VEEV in South America.

  6. First records of five species of the genus Eleutherodactylus Duméril and Bibron, 1841 (Anura, Leptodactylidae for Bolivia

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    De la Riva, Ignacio

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    Full Text Available Five species of the genus Eleutherodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae are reported from Bolivia for the first time: E. altamazonicus from Departments Pando and La Paz; E. carvalhoi from Cochabamba; and E. ockendeni, E. skydmainos and E. zimmermanae from Pando. New departmental records are provided for other species: E. cruralis for Department Pando, E. danae for Beni and La Paz, E. platydactylus for Beni, E. toftae for Pando and La Paz and E. ventrimarmoratus for La Paz. Currently, 25 species of Eleutherodactylus are known in Bolivia. The taxonomic status of some species remains uncertain, new species are being described and others are still to be discovered. Therefore, the actual number of Bolivian Eleutherodactylus species is still unknown.En este trabajo se publican los primeros registros de cinco especies del género Eleutherodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae para Bolivia: E. altamazonicus en los Departamentos de Pando y La Paz; E. carvalhoi en Cochabamba; y E. ockendeni, E. skydmainos y E. zimmermanae en Pando. Además, se aportan las primeras citas de E. cruralis para el Departamento de Pando, de E. danae para Beni y La Paz, de E. platydactylus para Beni, de E. toftae para Pando y La Paz y de E. ventrimarmoratus para La Paz. La diversidad conocida de Eleutherodactylus en Bolivia es de 25 especies, aunque los problemas taxonómicos sin resolver, las especies en descripción y el alto número de especies aún no citadas que se considera probable encontrar, hacen que aún desconozcamos la verdadera diversidad de este género en Bolivia.

  7. Desarrollo rural y conservación de la naturaleza en áreas protegidas de Bolivia: la Puna de Sajama (Bolivia

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    Fernando Santa Cecilia

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available En pleno altiplano central de Bolivia está situado el Parque Nacional Sajama, el primer espacio protegido creado en la república boliviana, en 1939. Al pie del imponente nevado, en la dilatada puna que supera aquí los 4.200 m de altitud, viven comunidades aymarás dedicadas tradicionalmente al pastoreo de llamas y alpacas, organizadas social y territorialmente en torno a la institución del ayllu. Los cambios político-administrativos y las reformas de la propiedad y tenencia de la tierra impulsadas por el Estado boliviano en el último medio siglo, así como la propia evolución demográfica de las comunidades, han conducido a una situación de bloqueo del sistema ganadero y del modo de vida tradicional. El parque nacional constituye una oportunidad para el impulso de iniciativas de desarrollo territorial compatibles con los objetivos de conservación del espacio protegido, la salvaguarda del patrimonio cultural y las formas de organización comunitaria y la mejora en la calidad de vida de la población aymara.

  8. Manufacturing of glass from tin mining tailings in Bolivia; Obtencion de vidrio a partir de residuos de la mineria del estano en Bolivia

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    Arancibia, J. r. H.; Alfonso, P.; Garcia-Valles, M.; Martinez, S.; Parcerisa, D.; Canet, C.; Romero, F. M.

    2013-06-01

    Tailings from mining activities in Bolivia represent an environmental problem. In the vicinity of the tin mines of Llallagua, Potosi department, there are large dumps and tailings. We present a study of the use of these wastes as raw materials for the manufacture of glass. This procedure aims to contribute to environmental remediation of mining areas through the vitrification, a process which offers an alternative for stabilization of hazardous waste. In addition, the marketing of the obtained product would provide an additional income to the mining areas. For this study three samples of mining waste, with grain size between sand and silt, were used. The chemical composition of these raw materials, determined by X-ray fluorescence, is granitic, with high contents of heavy metals. On the basis of its composition, glass were made from silica glass by adding CaCO{sub 3} and Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}. The thermal cycle has been determined from TDA. Tg values of glass range from 626 degree centigrade to 709 degree centigrade. Leaching tests of the obtained glasses confirm their capacity to retain heavy metals. (Author) 38 refs.

  9. Retos y perspectivas de la gobernanza del agua y gestión integral de recursos hídricos en Bolivia

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    Sergio Antonio Ruiz; Ingo Georg Gentes

    2008-01-01

    Abstract: Challenges and perspectives of water governance and integrated water resource management in BoliviaBolivia is not only highly affected by social and political instability, but also by erosion and climate change and an indiscriminate and vast exploitation of its natural resources. The new policy structure seeks to establish a broad consensus on better water governance relying on a participatory democracy approach and the commitment to indicators for sustainable development. The creat...

  10. ”We are equal, we are different”: A social movements’ approach to the emergence of indigenous parties in Bolivia and Peru

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    Berge, Kjersti Monen

    2010-01-01

    This thesis discusses the emergence of ethnic, or indigenous, parties in Bolivia and Peru. More specifically, it seeks to explain why Bolivia has seen the emergence of indigenous-based political parties at the national level, while similar parties have so far only been successful at the local and regional levels in neighbouring Peru. The two cases share a number of attributes – most notably, both countries are Andean and they have large indigenous populations – but, significantly, differ on t...

  11. Palynology of the Iscayachi Formation (Cambro-Ordovician) from the Cordillera Oriental of Southern Bolivia : New data from the western margin of Gondwana

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    Vergel, M. M.; Aceñolaza, G. F.; Aráoz, L.

    2013-01-01

    The first late-Cambrian aged palynomorph assemblage of Bolivia is presented. The sampled material comes from the Cambro-Ordovician Iscayachi Formation cropping out in the Antenna of the Sierra de Sama, Tarija department, southern Bolivia. The palynomorph assemblage occurs in levels correlated to the Parabolina (Neoparabolina) frequens argentina trilobite biozone. It is comprised of Acanthodiacrodium spp., Cristallinium cambriense, Cymatiogalea cf. C. aspergillum, C. velifera, C. virgulta, Das...

  12. Social impacts of climate change in Bolivia : a municipal level analysis of the effects of recent climate change on life expectancy, consumption, poverty and inequality

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    Lykke E. Andersen; Verner, Dorte

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyzes the direct evidence of climate change in Bolivia during the past 60 years, and estimates how these changes have affected life expectancy and consumption levels for each of the 311 municipalities in Bolivia. Contrary to the predictions of most general circulation models, the evidence shows a consistent cooling trend of about 0.2°C per decade over all highland areas, slig...

  13. Earth Resources Technology Satellite data collection project, ERTS - Bolivia. [thematic mapping

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    Brockmann, C. E.

    1974-01-01

    The Earth Resources Technology Satellite program of Bolivia has developed a multidisciplinary project to carry out investigations in cartography and to prepare various thematic maps. In cartography, investigations are being carried out with the ERTS-1 images and with existing maps, to determine their application to the preparation of new cartographic products on one hand and on the other to map those regions where the cartography is still deficient. The application of the MSS images to the geological mapping has given more than satisfactory results. Working with conventional photointerpretation, it has been possible to prepare regional geological maps, tectonic maps, studies relative to mining, geomorphological maps, studies relative to petroleum exploration, volcanological maps and maps of hydrologic basins. In agriculture, the ERTS images are used to study land classification and forest and soils mapping.

  14. Diversidad y educación en México y Bolivia

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    Sonia Comboni Salinas

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The educational project in Latin American countries, especially those of Mexico and Bolivia, has been used as a nations integration and unification State instrument, since the beginning of the Colonization period. Even though, in the last twenty years, on both countries some Indian alternative project educational programs have been raised, they have important differences, which are shown, not only in their legislation but also in their policies and programs. The essence of these differences may be found in their own legislation, which states a “national, democratic, intercultural and bilingual education” for all Bolivian and an Indian population exclusive education in the Mexican care. This comparative study will be the objective of this article.

  15. Birthweight outcomes in Bolivia: the role of maternal height, ethnicity, and behavior.

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    Delajara, Marcelo; Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez, Florian

    2013-01-01

    We identify maternal behavioral factors associated with birthweight in Bolivia using data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of 2003. We estimate birthweight as a function of maternal behavior and the child's sex and gestational age. We control for maternal height, ethnicity, education, and wealth, and for differences observed across Bolivian regions in educational and health outcomes, demographic indicators, and altitude. We find that maternal age, fertility record, and birth spacing behavior are the main observable behavioral factors associated with birthweight, and that maternal height is associated with gestational age, a main determinant of birthweight. We also find that after controlling for gestational age, both ethnicity and altitude have an insignificant effect on birthweight. PMID:22560303

  16. El asentamiento irregular como principal fuente de crecimiento urbano en Bolivia: entre ilegalidad y constitucionalidad

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    Nataly Viviana VARGAS GAMBOA

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    Full Text Available La nueva norma constitucional boliviana ha introducido importantes cambios para la protección del derecho a la vivienda, propiciando un oportuno marco legal para la implementación de nuevas políticas que atiendan el acceso a la vivienda en condiciones dignas para la población pobre y vulnerable. A través de dichos cambios se han intentado generar programas habitacionales y de protección al derecho a la vivienda y servicios para los habitantes de los asentamientos irregulares en Bolivia, tratando de superar las ineficientes condiciones de acceso a la vivienda que han propiciado un crecimiento exponencial y descontrolado de las ciudades. Sin embargo, las acciones del sector público son todavía incapaces de dar soluciones a estos problemas.

  17. Profundización financiera y crecimiento económico en Bolivia

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    Juan Antonio MORALES

    2007-01-01

    Bajo cualquier medición la tasa de crecimiento de Bolivia ha sido muy baja. Con ese telón de fondo se examina la contribución del sector financiero a la tasa de crecimiento. ¿Cuáles son las características del sector financiero que podrían apoyar al crecimiento así como cuáles son los obstáculos que aparecen. Una restricción crítica a la inversión y al crecimiento es la disponibilidad de financiamiento y frecuentemente su alto costo. La acumulación de capital no depende solamente de aumentar ...

  18. “¡De empleada a ministra!”: despatriarcalización en Bolivia

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    Marianela Agar Diaz Carrasco

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el proceso de interpelación a los imaginarios de servilismo establecidoscomo horizontes de posibilidad para las mujeres indígenas aymaras yquechuas, a partir de la ocupación de cargos jerárquicos en los órganos del EstadoPlurinacional de Bolivia. Espacios que han sido históricamente restringidos para lasmujeres indígenas debido al colonialismo interno y a las relaciones de subalternizaciónexistentes. Se contextualiza dicho proceso en la historia reciente, desde el procesoconstituyente que deviene en la propuesta de despatriarcalización, la misma quegenera diversas, aunque aún iniciales, discusiones teóricas en torno al tema.

  19. [Reflections on community-based rehabilitation strategy (CBR): the experience of a CBR program in Bolivia].

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    Díaz-Aristizabal, Urko; Sanz-Victoria, Silvia; Sahonero-Daza, Milton; Ledesma-Ocampo, Sandra; Cachimuel-Vinueza, Mesías; Torrico, Marisabel

    2012-01-01

    Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is a strategy for community development endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Office (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is designed to promote rehabilitation, equal opportunity and social inclusion of Disabled Persons (DP) in their home communities by fostering cooperation among disabled individuals, their families, and other concerned social actors, it encourages community leadership and full social participation by DP through multi-sector cooperation. This article explores the historical antecedents and basic features of CBR strategy through an analysis of a directed culture change initiative developed by a foundation in the Cochabamba administrative region of Bolivia. Especially in intercultural environments, certain aspects of the socio-cultural context may determine whether CBR programs succeed or fail. PMID:22218550

  20. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood banks of seven departments of Bolivia

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    Roxana Carrasco

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    Full Text Available Trypanosoma cruzi infection was studied in 1,298 sera samples of blood banks from 7 capital departments of Bolivia, using the immunofluorescence test (IFI and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa. The percentages of positivity in these 7 departments have an average of 28% and are distributed as follows: Sta. Cruz 51%, Tarija 45%, Cochabamba 28%, Sucre 39%, La Paz 4.9%, Oruro 6% and Potosi 24%. The prevalence is related with the altitude levels of the different departments. However in Potosi (3,945 m we found a 24% of prevalence, probably due to the proximity of endemic valleys to the city. The authors suggest a strict control in blood donors since there exists a great risk of infection

  1. Sand fly fauna in Chapare, Bolivia: an endemic focus of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis.

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    Bustamante, Marinely; Diaz, Mery; Espinoza, Jorge; Parrado, Rudy; Reithinger, Richard; García, Ana Lineth

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    Data on the distribution and abundance of Lutzomyia spp. (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Bolivia is scarce. Sand flies from an area of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis endemicity in the Isiboro-Secure National Park in the Department of Cochabamba were captured and identified to species. In total, 945 sand flies (789 females and 156 males) belonging to 15 species were collected from the four collection points in two study villages in 2007. With 549 (58.1%) specimens, Lutzomyia shawi was the most abundant species, followed by Lutzomyia (Trichophoromyia) sp. (22.2%), Lutzomyia llanosmartinsi (8.3%), Lutzomyia antunesi (4.3%), and Lutzomyia olmeca (2.1%). Abundance and species composition varied between rainy and dry seasons, with 99.3% of all sand flies being collected outdoors. Because of species abundance and confirmed Leishmania infection in previous entomological collections, we believe Lu. shawi is the vector of L. (Viannia) braziliensis in Isiboro-Secure National Park. PMID:23025199

  2. La evolución político-institucional en Bolivia entre 1975 a 2005

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    José Antonio Rivera S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda el estudio de la evolución político-institucional en Bolivia entre 1975 a 2005; con un análisis descriptivo del proceso que abarca el régimen democrático de gobierno, incluyendo el sistema político, el sistema electoral, los partidos políticos y mecanismos de participación ciudadana; el sistema judicial; los derechos fundamentales; y los mecanismos de defensa de la Constitución; para luego identificar los aspectos singulares de ese proceso de evolución; y concluyendo el mismo con una reflexión sobre los avances y amenazas para la democracia.

  3. El modelo económico chileno y su relación con Bolivia

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    2009-01-01

    La presente investigación forma parte de una indagación de años y pretende conectar las economías chilena y boliviana en un escenario favorable para el encierro geográfico del país vecino. Durante los regímenes militares chileno y boliviano, y el proceso de transición a la democracia acontecido en Bolivia, perduro en el tiempo una relación bilateral económica apartada de los conflictos políticos presente en la Historia de los Estados en cuestión. Esta dinámica relación fue fomentada desde los...

  4. Bolivia 2006: reforma estatal y construcción del poder

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    Bolivia, en el 2006, inició una etapa nueva en su historia. Por primera vez un líder de origen aymara, Evo Morales Ayma, asumía constitucionalmente la Presidencia del país. Durante este año el Presidente emitió políticas destinadas a reformar el Estado y a recuperar el control estatal de los recursos naturales. El proceso de cambio de la Constitución política del Estado se abrió con el llamado a la Asamblea Constituyente y con el referéndum autonómico, procesos paralelos que están hasta la fe...

  5. Study of ongoing inflation at Uturuncu Volcano in Bolivia, 2003-2009

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    Motagh, M.; Hooper, A. J.; Walter, T. R.; Anderssohn, J.

    2009-12-01

    Geodetic measurements of surface deformation are critical in volcano and earthquake studies to place constraints on associated deformation sources, to understand the interaction between volcanic processes and tectonics surroundings, and to detect and investigate emplacement of magmas prior to eruptions. In this paper, we use Envisat data from 2003 to 2009 and apply an InSAR time-series technique to study ongoing deformation at Uturuncu volcano in SW Bolivia. Following this observation, we employ analytical models to infer information about the source of deformation at depth; perform detailed GIS analysis and numerical stress models to analyze the geology surroundings and compare the results. We also model, using Envisat data acquired in Wide Swath and Image Mode, the deformation associated with the 14 November 2007 Tocopilla earthquake that occurred approx. 300 km west of Uturuncu and investigate whether the stress change caused by the fault slip during this subduction event triggered a response in the movement of source beneath Uturuncu Volcano.

  6. Populismo, Estado y movimientos sociales. Posibles articulaciones en los contextos recientes de Argentina y Bolivia

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    María Virginia Quiroga

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    Full Text Available This article considers ‘kirchnerism’ and ‘evism’ to be popular identity movements which have attempted to provide answers to the open social dislocations since the crisis of December 2001 in Argentina, and the cycle of protests from 2000-2005 in Bolivia. The emergence of both of these identity constructions has involved at least three simultaneous processes. Firstly, the gradual incorporation of public decision-making on subjects and demands which were formerly ignored; secondly, political divisions within communities; and, finally, establishing a nation within the new institutional framework currently in force. As these processes developed, some points of approach and distancing between the case studies were noted.

  7. The Ignimbritic tertiary volcanism of the Andes (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina): its characteristics and uraniferous potentiality

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    The petrographic and geochemical characteristics of the volcanism and the primary U distribution at the magmatic stage: alkali-rich volcanic rocks (Peru) appear to be fertile source-rocks, whereas sub alkaline and calc-alkaline rocks (Bolivia and Argentina) are less favorable. Uranium can only be leached from the matrix, due to the stability of the accessory minerals during all the following events. The fertility of a volcanic rock is thus directly controlled by the volume proportion of the matrix and the U fractionation between glass and accessory minerals. The preconcentration and concentration stages: the existence of mineralizations in relation with a fertile rock will depend on other events which must occur successively at the same place: the cooling type and rate of the volcanic pile (pre-concentration stage), the intensity and the duration of the hydrothermal circulations, the presence of reducing agents and trapps. (author)

  8. Bolivia: las áreas metropolitanas en perspectiva de desarrollo regional

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    José Blanes

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    Cuando se avecina la creación de autonomías departamentales y la celebración de una Asamblea Constituyente en julio de 2006, las áreas metropolitanas se constituyen en los núcleos centrales del desarrollo económico. El artículo analiza el curso rápido en que Bolivia ha pasado de ser un país rural a otro urbano, en torno a un eje central que reunirá dentro de unas décadas a casi tres tercios de la población total -la gran mayoría de población indígena-, así como las demandas por servicios y me...

  9. From Conflict to Collaboration: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation in Bolivia

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    Kathryn Ledebur

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    Full Text Available Upon his presidential election, Bolivian coca grower leader Evo Morales adopted a policy of promoting consensual coca reduction through social control, a sophisticated coca monitoring system, and economic development. That strategy is paying off. In 2011, coca cultivation decreased by 13 per cent according to the U.S. government. The Morales administration has also made significant progress facing the ongoing challenges of drug production and trafficking. Seizures of coca paste and cocaine and destruction of drug laboratories have steadily increased since President Morales took office. Despite continued tensions in bilateral relations, U.S.-Bolivian counter-drug cooperation continues and the signing of a new framework agreement in 2011 should lead to an exchange of ambassadors. Internationally, Bolivia has successfully gained acceptance of the right to the traditional use of coca within its own territory. But Bolivia’s efforts must be carried out in tandem with effective demand reduction strategies to shrink the global cocaine market.

  10. REMITTANCES AND (UNDER DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIGRATORY SYSTEMS OF BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY

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    Pablo Sebastián Gómez

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between international remittances and development in the migratory systems of Bolivia and Paraguay in search of convergences and divergences. The issue of international remittances and development has been widely discussed in the literature, however, has attracted relatively little attention in the Southern Cone of Latin America.We debate the approach on the topic and analyze empirical evidence based on microdata from household surveys. In both countries, we suggest differences between households linked to the Global North and those linked to the Global South in three features:a sociodemographics; b socioeconomics and c the dynamics of sending, receiving and uses of remittances. Theysuggests two main features: 1 in recipient households: dependence;2 in all households: deepeninginequality.

  11. Household economic strategies and nutritional anthropometry of women in American Samoa and highland Bolivia.

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    Bindon, James R; Vitzthum, Virginia J

    2002-04-01

    This study compares findings from research projects involving different genetic, environmental, and cultural contexts: a study of lifestyle and health from American Samoa (ASLS) and the Bolivian project. Reproduction and Ecology in Provincia Aroma (REPA). This paper presents analyses of varying economic strategies and their association with nutritional status indicators in each population. The ASLS sample includes 66 Samoan women and the REPA sample includes 210 Aymara women. Principle components analysis of household economic resources within each sample extracted two significant factors: one represents modernizing influences including education and occupational status, and the other represents ethnographically salient traditional economic behavior. The traditional pattern includes adding household members in Samoa and selling agricultural products in Bolivia. This analysis places each woman along two continua, traditional and modern, based on her household mobilization of economic resources, permitting an understanding of the patterns underlying household economic behavior that is not possible in univariate analyses of socioeconomic variables. For the Bolivian women the strategy involving more education and higher occupational status was associated with higher measures of several nutritional status indicators, including body mass index, arm muscle area, and peripheral skinfolds. But among the Samoan women, where substantial obesity was the norm, there were no significant differences in anthropometric measurements based on economic strategies. These data argue for the importance of directly measuring the potential consequences of variation in household economic strategies rather than merely inferring such, and of assessing ethnographically relevant aspects of household economic production rather than limiting analyses to non-context-specific economic indicators such as income. This focus on household strategy is likely to be fruitful especially where economic and

  12. MULTICULTURALISMO, MESTIZAGE Y NACIONALIDAD: UN ESTUDIO COMPARADO SOBRE BRASIL, BOLIVIA Y PERÚ

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    Felipe Arocena

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las diferentes estrategias de resistencia cultural desarrolladas por grupos étnicamente discriminados en Brasil, Perú y Bolivia. Los movimientos afro brasileños y las poblaciones indígenas de Brasil están luchando cada vez más contra la discriminación, desarrollando sus propias identidades culturales y desmitificando el mito de la democracia racial brasileña. Algo similar está sucediendo en Perú y Bolivia donde las poblaciones indígenas están desafiando la vieja idea de la integración a través de la asimilación y el mestizaje, y los bolivianos han elegido su primer presidente indígena. Este proceso forma parte de estrategias multiculturales recientes. La asimilación a través del mestizaje fue la solución que funcionó, al menos aparentemente, en la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos desde la construcción de los Estado-Nación. El aspecto positivo de esta solución fue la construcción de una relación interétnica pacífica, pero su lado negativo ha sido que los grupos étnicos fueran aceptados sólo parcialmente y no se reconociera suficientemente la discriminación cultural a la que fueron sometidos. Palabras clave: Multiculturalismo. Asimilación cultural. Etnicidad. América Latina.

  13. Microsatellites reveal a high population structure in Triatoma infestans from Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

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    Juan Carlos Pizarro

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: For Chagas disease, the most serious infectious disease in the Americas, effective disease control depends on elimination of vectors through spraying with insecticides. Molecular genetic research can help vector control programs by identifying and characterizing vector populations and then developing effective intervention strategies. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The population genetic structure of Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae, the main vector of Chagas disease in Bolivia, was investigated using a hierarchical sampling strategy. A total of 230 adults and nymphs from 23 localities throughout the department of Chuquisaca in Southern Bolivia were analyzed at ten microsatellite loci. Population structure, estimated using analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA to estimate F(ST (infinite alleles model and R(ST (stepwise mutation model, was significant between western and eastern regions within Chuquisaca and between insects collected in domestic and peri-domestic habitats. Genetic differentiation at three different hierarchical geographic levels was significant, even in the case of adjacent households within a single locality (R(ST = 0.14, F(ST = 0.07. On the largest geographic scale, among five communities up to 100 km apart, R(ST = 0.12 and F(ST = 0.06. Cluster analysis combined with assignment tests identified five clusters within the five communities. CONCLUSIONS: Some houses are colonized by insects from several genetic clusters after spraying, whereas other households are colonized predominately by insects from a single cluster. Significant population structure, measured by both R(ST and F(ST, supports the hypothesis of poor dispersal ability and/or reduced migration of T. infestans. The high degree of genetic structure at small geographic scales, inferences from cluster analysis and assignment tests, and demographic data suggest reinfesting vectors are coming from nearby and from recrudescence (hatching of eggs that were laid

  14. Bovine trypanosomosis due to Trypanosoma vivax in the German Bush province, Bolivia

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    ROBERTO A M S SILVA

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Trypanosoma vivax is a hemoparasite found throughout the tsetse belt in Africa. It has, however, spread to other parts of Africa, Central America, South America, the West Indies and Mauritius. This paper report in the first time the occurence of the T. vivax in the German Bush province, Bolivia. T. vivax was identified in 45% of 80 cattle examined by microhematocrit test. The clinical signs observed were fever, anemia, abortion, progressive weakness, substantial weight loss in relative short time, and progressive emaciation and lymphonode enlargement. The results of this study suggets that the accelerate spreading of T. vivax could represent a serious impact to the economy of the regionTrypanosoma vivax es un hemoparasito encontrado en la región de la mosca tsé-tsé en Africa. Sin embargo, el se ha difundido a otras partes de Africa, Centro-América, Sud-América, Indias Occidentales e Islas Mauricio. Este trabajo es un relato de la primera occurencia de T. vivax en la provincia de German Bush, Bolivia. T. vivax fue identificado en 45% de los 80 bovinos examinados por el test de microhematocrito. Los síntomas clínicos observados fueran fiebre, anemia, abortos, emagrecimiento progresivo, pérdida substancial de peso en tiempo corto y emaciación progresiva y linfonodos aumentados. Lo resultados de este estudio sugieren que la difusión acelerada de T. vivax podrían representar un serio impacto a la economía de la región

  15. Environmental and socio-economic risk modelling for Chagas disease in Bolivia

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    Paula Mischler

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    Full Text Available Accurately defining disease distributions and calculating disease risk is an important step in the control and prevention of diseases. Geographical information systems (GIS and remote sensing technologies, with maximum entropy (Maxent ecological niche modelling computer software, were used to create predictive risk maps for Chagas disease in Bolivia. Prevalence rates were calculated from 2007 to 2009 household infection survey data for Bolivia, while environmental data were compiled from the Worldclim database and MODIS satellite imagery. Socio-economic data were obtained from the Bolivian National Institute of Statistics. Disease models identified altitudes at 500-3,500 m above the mean sea level (MSL, low annual precipitation (45-250 mm, and higher diurnal range of temperature (10-19 °C; peak 16 °C as compatible with the biological requirements of the insect vectors. Socio-economic analyses demonstrated the importance of improved housing materials and water source. Home adobe wall materials and having to fetch drinking water from rivers or wells without pump were found to be highly related to distribution of the disease by the receiver operator characteristic (ROC area under the curve (AUC (0.69 AUC, 0.67 AUC and 0.62 AUC, respectively, while areas with hardwood floors demonstrated a direct negative relationship (-0.71 AUC. This study demonstrates that Maxent modelling can be used in disease prevalence and incidence studies to provide governmental agencies with an easily learned, understandable method to define areas as either high, moderate or low risk for the disease. This information may be used in resource planning, targeting and implementation. However, access to high-resolution, sub-municipality socio-economic data (e.g. census tracts would facilitate elucidation of the relative influence of poverty-related factors on regional disease dynamics.

  16. Glass ceramic obtained by tailings and tin mine waste reprocessing from Llallagua, Bolivia

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    Arancibia, Jony Roger Hans; Villarino, Cecilia; Alfonso, Pura; Garcia-Valles, Maite; Martinez, Salvador; Parcerisa, David

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    In Bolivia Sn mining activity produces large tailings of SiO2-rich residues. These tailings contain potentially toxic elements that can be removed into the surface water and produce a high environmental pollution. This study determines the thermal behaviour and the viability of the manufacture of glass-ceramics from glass. The glass has been obtained from raw materials representative of the Sn mining activities from Llallagua (Bolivia). Temperatures of maximum nucleation rate (Tn) and crystallization (Tcr) were calculated from the differential thermal analyses. The final mineral phases were determined by X-ray diffraction and textures were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Crystalline phases are nefeline occurring with wollastonite or plagioclase. Tn for nepheline is between 680 ºC and 700 ºC, for wollastonite, 730 ºC and for plagioclase, 740 ºC. Tcr for nefeline is between 837 and 965 ºC; for wollastonite, 807 ºC and for plagioclase, 977 ºC. In order to establish the mechanical characteristics and efficiency of the vitrification process in the fixation of potentially toxic elements the resistance to leaching and micro-hardness were determined. The obtained contents of the elements leached from the glass ceramic are well below the limits established by the European legislation. So, these analyses confirm that potentially toxic elements remain fixed in the structure of mineral phases formed in the glass-ceramic process. Regarding the values of micro-hardness results show that they are above those of a commercial glass. The manufacture of glass-ceramics from mining waste reduces the volume of tailings produced for the mining industry and, in turn enhances the waste, transforming it into a product with industrial application. Acknowledgements: This work was partly financed by the project AECID: A3/042750/11, and the SGR 2009SGR-00444.

  17. The HIV-1 epidemic in Bolivia is dominated by subtype B and CRF12_BF "family" strains

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    Guimarães Monick L

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Molecular epidemiological studies of HIV-1 in South America have revealed the occurrence of subtypes B, F1 and BF1 recombinants. Even so, little information concerning the HIV-1 molecular epidemiology in Bolivia is available. In this study we performed phylogenetic analyses from samples collected in Bolivia at two different points in time over a 10 year span. We analyzed these samples to estimate the trends in the HIV subtype and recombinant forms over time. Materials and methods Fifty one HIV-1 positive samples were collected in Bolivia over two distinct periods (1996 and 2005. These samples were genetically characterized based on partial pol protease/reverse transcriptase (pr/rt and env regions. Alignment and neighbor-joining (NJ phylogenetic analyses were established from partial env (n = 37 and all pol sequences using Mega 4. The remaining 14 env sequences from 1996 were previously characterized based on HMA-env (Heteroduplex mobility assay. The Simplot v.3.5.1 program was used to verify intragenic recombination, and SplitsTree 4.0 was employed to confirm the phylogenetic relationship of the BF1 recombinant samples. Results Phylogenetic analysis of both env and pol regions confirmed the predominance of "pure" subtype B (72.5% samples circulating in Bolivia and revealed a high prevalence of BF1 genotypes (27.5%. Eleven out of 14 BF1 recombinants displayed a mosaic structure identical or similar to that described for the CRF12_BF variant, one sample was classified as CRF17_BF, and two others were F1pol/Benv. No "pure" HIV-1 subtype F1 or B" variant of subtype B was detected in the present study. Of note, samples characterized as CRF12_BF-related were depicted only in 2005. Conclusion HIV-1 genetic diversity in Bolivia is mostly driven by subtype B followed by BF1 recombinant strains from the CRF12_BF "family". No significant temporal changes were detected between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s for subtype B (76.2% vs 70

  18. Rights of nature and the indigenous Peoples in Bolivia and Ecuador: a Straitjacket for Progressive development Politics?

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    Rickard LALANDER

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    Full Text Available Is it possible to justify resource extractivism to provide progressive welfare politics and still respect the constitutional rights of nature? The Indigenous concept of Sumak Kawsay on human beings living in harmony with each other and the environment is the fundamental framing of the new constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia. These constitutional reforms embrace strengthened proper rights of nature and similarly of ethnic rights. However, the same constitutions grant the State the right to exploit and commercialize natural resources and extractivism has increased. This study revises the tensions between welfare politics, extractivism and the rights of nature and the Indigenous peoples in the new constitutional settings of Bolivia and, particularly, Ecuador. The article argues that Sumak Kawsay challenges dominating understandings of the concepts of welfare, common good and development, and likewise that a pragmatic approach is applied by national governments towards the constitutional rights of nature amidst other human values.

  19. Primary healthcare providers' views on improving sexual and reproductive healthcare for adolescents in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua

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    Jaruseviciene, L.; Orozco, M.; Ibarra, M.;

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    Objectives: To elicit the views of primary healthcare providers from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua on how adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) care in their communities can be improved. Methods: Overall, 126 healthcare providers (46 from Bolivia, 39 from Ecuador, and 41 from Nicaragua...... emphasized managerial issues such as the prioritization of adolescents as a patient group and increased healthcare providers' awareness about adolescent-friendly approaches. They noted that such an approach needs to be extended beyond primary healthcare centers. Schools, parents, and the community in general...... should be encouraged to integrate issues related to ASRH in the everyday life of adolescents and become 'gate-openers' to ASRH services. To ensure the success of such measures, action at the policy level would be required. For example, decision-makers could call for developing clinical guidelines...

  20. Normative changes and gender equity. From electoral quotas to parity in Latin America: the cases of Bolivia and Ecuador

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    Nélida ARCHENTI

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    Full Text Available This study, aimed at analyzing the impact of institutional factors on the efficacy of gender parity policy in Latinamerica. It compares regulatory changes and electoral results in Bolivia and Ecuador, the only two countries in Latinamerica that have implemented parity on national elections. These data demonstrate the persistence of obstacles for gender political parity effectiveness derived from electoral systems and from party aligned strategies channeled by electoral rationality.

  1. El Estado, los movimientos sociales y el ciudadano de a pie: exploraciones en Bolivia entre 2006 y 2011

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    Ton SALMAN

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    This article aims to analyze and contextualize the allegedly deteriorated relationship between the social movements aiding the electoral victory of the now governing party MAS, and this party once it became government, in Bolivia. The analysis is based on a systematic reading of publications in the country on contemporary political developments, on a series of street interviews, and on conversations with local scholars and journalists. It is argued that the relationship developed the way it d...

  2. Referéndum del gas en Bolivia 2004: mucho más que un referéndum

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    Astrid Arrarás

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    Full Text Available El 18 de julio del 2004 se dio el primer referéndum sobre los hidrocarburos en Bolivia; el proceso pre-referéndum puso en manifiesto problemas nacionales que amenazaban la estabilidad social. Este trabajo analiza las posiciones de los sectores sociales organizados y de los partidos políticos más importantes de Bolivia, en una coyuntura política conflictiva donde las diferencias entre los distintos actores sociales y políticos imposibilitaban el establecimiento de una política hidrocarburífera consensuada desde el Ejecutivo. Del mismo modo estudia cómo estos hechos influyeron en las características de la iniciativa presidencial en la política de hidrocarburos. Finalmente, muestra que en su momento el referéndum sirvió para legitimar al Presidente Carlos Mesa, pero a la larga las discrepancias entre el poder legislativo y el poder ejecutivo en torno a la interpretación de los resultados del referéndum contribuyeron al debilitamiento del Presidente y a su posterior renuncia.The referendum of July 2004 in Bolivia over hydrocarbon policies in Bolivia disclosed many of the national problems that threatened social peace. This paper analyses the attitudes of different labor unions, political parties, and civic communities within the context of the referendum and how the stances of political and social actors in the referendum produced internal divisions. It also examines how these groups' different points of view on President Mesa's hydrocarbon policy contributed to the call for a referendum. The work demonstrates that for a short period of time the referendum served to legitimize Carlos Mesa's presidency but in a long run defeated of it own presidency.

  3. Análisis de las actividades delictivas en Bolivia desde la perspectiva económica

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    Gimmy Nardó Sanjines Tudela

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    El objetivo de la presente investigacion es dar a conocer la correlacion espacial que determine la interaccion y dependencia espacial y temporal de las actividades delictivas en los diferentes departamentos de Bolivia. Para lograr este objetivo se analizan variables como: delitos contra la integridad corporal y la salud, homicidios, hurtos, robos, atracos o robos agravados, violaciones,estupros y abusos deshonestos, buscando explicar estos hechos delictivos mediante la realidad economica, rep...

  4. Implementation of a Stirling engine generation system for residential use in rural areas of Beni department of Bolivia

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    Ljunggren Falk, Hugo; Berg, Sandra

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    This thesis summarizes a degree project in Sustainable Energy Engineering, carried out by two students at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, in the year of 2014. As the extension of the power grid in Bolivia is largely underdeveloped, approximately half of the country’s rural inhabitants live in areas without access to electricity. Access to electricity not only improves standard of living for individuals, it also enables a more developed and sustainable society. The aim of this st...

  5. Enteric Parasitic in canines (Canis familiaris) in the urban area of Coroico, Nor Yungas department of La Paz Bolivia

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    Llanos Mariana; Condori Marcelina; Ibáñez Teddy; Loza-Murguia Manuel

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    A wide variety species of intestinal protozoa and helminthes are pathogen for the domestic animals. Between April and November 2009, a study was done with the purpose of determining the enteric parasitic infection in dogs (Cannis familiaris), 96 dogs (58 males and 38 females) with owner of 10 species, one hybrid, eight age groups in two seasons of the urban area of the Coroico town, Nor Yungas, department of La Paz, Bolivia. The coproparasitology diagnostic was made by direct examination, ...

  6. Pre-hospital Barriers to Emergency Obstetric Care : Studies of Maternal Mortality and Near-miss in Bolivia and Guatemala

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    Rööst, Mattias

    2010-01-01

    Maternal mortality is a global health concern but inequalities in utilization of maternal health care are not clearly understood. Severe morbidity (near-miss) is receiving increased attention due to methodological difficulties in maternal mortality studies. The present thesis seeks to increase understanding of factors that impede utilization of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) in Bolivia and Guatemala. Studies I and IV employed qualitative interviews to explore the role of traditional birth at...

  7. Aflatoxin contamination of red chili pepper from Bolivia and Peru, countries with high gallbladder cancer incidence rates.

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    Asai, Takao; Tsuchiya, Yasuo; Okano, Kiyoshi; Piscoya, Alejandro; Nishi, Carlos Yoshito; Ikoma, Toshikazu; Oyama, Tomizo; Ikegami, Kikuo; Yamamoto, Masaharu

    2012-01-01

    Chilean red chili peppers contaminated with aflatoxins were reported in a previous study. If the development of gallbladder cancer (GBC) in Chile is associated with a high level of consumption of aflatoxin-contaminated red chili peppers, such peppers from other countries having a high GBC incidence rate may also be contaminated with aflatoxins. We aimed to determine whether this might be the case for red chili peppers from Bolivia and Peru. A total of 7 samples (3 from Bolivia, 4 from Peru) and 3 controls (2 from China, 1 from Japan) were evaluated. Aflatoxins were extracted with acetonitrile:water (9:1, v/v) and eluted through an immuno-affinity column. The concentrations of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 were measured using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and then the detected aflatoxins were identified using HPLC-mass spectrometry. In some but not all of the samples from Bolivia and Peru, aflatoxin B1 or aflatoxins B1 and B2 were detected. In particular, aflatoxin B1 or total aflatoxin concentrations in a Bolivian samples were above the maximum levels for aflatoxins in spices proposed by the European Commission. Red chili peppers from Bolivia and Peru consumed by populations having high GBC incidence rates would appear to be contaminated with aflatoxins. These data suggest the possibility that a high level of consumption of aflatoxin-contaminated red chili peppers is related to the development of GBC, and the association between the two should be confirmed by a case-control study. PMID:23244129

  8. Perception and Interpretation of Climate Change among Quechua Farmers of Bolivia: Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource for Adaptive Capacity

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    Sébastien Boillat; Fikret Berkes

    2013-01-01

    We aim to explore how indigenous peoples observe and ascribe meaning to change. The case study involves two Quechua-speaking farmer communities from mountainous areas near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Taking climate change as a starting point, we found that, first, farmers often associate their observations of climate change with other social and environmental changes, such as value change in the community, population growth, out-migration, urbanization, and land degradation. Second, some of the peop...

  9. Rights of nature and the indigenous Peoples in Bolivia and Ecuador: a Straitjacket for Progressive development Politics?

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    Lalander, Rickard

    2014-01-01

    Is it possible to justify resource extractivism to provide progressive welfare politics and still respect the constitutional rights of nature? The Indigenous concept of Sumak Kawsay on human beings living in harmony with each other and the environment is the fundamental framing of the new constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia. These constitutional reforms embrace strengthened proper rights of nature and similarly of ethnic rights. However, the same constitutions grant the State the right to ex...

  10. Scaling-up a public health innovation: a comparative study of post-abortion care in Bolivia and Mexico.

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    Billings, Deborah L; Crane, Barbara B; Benson, Janie; Solo, Julie; Fetters, Tamara

    2007-06-01

    Post-abortion care (PAC), an innovation for treating women with complications of unsafe abortion, has been introduced in public health systems around the world since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). This article analyzes the process of scaling-up two of the three key elements of the original PAC model: providing prompt clinical treatment to women with abortion complications and offering post-abortion contraceptive counseling and methods in Bolivia and Mexico. The conceptual framework developed from this comparative analysis includes the environmental context for PAC scale-up; the major influences on start-up, expansion, and institutionalization of PAC; and the health, financial, and social impacts of institutionalization. Start-up in both Bolivia and Mexico was facilitated by innovative leaders or catalyzers who were committed to introducing PAC services into public health care settings, collaboration between international organizations and public health institutions, and financial resources. Important processes for successful PAC expansion included strengthening political commitment to PAC services through research, advocacy, and partnerships; improving health system capacity through training, supervision, and development of service guidelines; and facilitating health system access to essential technologies. Institutionalization of PAC has been more successful in Bolivia than Mexico, as measured by a series of proposed indicators. The positive health and financial impacts of PAC institutionalization have been partially measured in Bolivia and Mexico. Other hypotheses--that scaling-up PAC will significantly reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, decrease abortion-related stigma, and prepare the way for efforts to reform restrictive abortion laws and policies--have yet to be tested. PMID:17408826

  11. Rural migration in Bolivia: the impact of climate change, economic crisis and state policy

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    Mariscal, Carlos Balderrama; Tassi, Nico; Miranda, Ana Rubena; Canedo, Lucia Aramayo; Cazorla, Ivan

    2011-04-15

    This case study analyses current migration dynamics in two regions of Bolivia: Northern Potosi, one of the main areas of outmigration in Bolivia, and the municipality of San Julian in the Department of Santa Cruz, a major destination for internal migrants, some of whom come from Northern Potosi. The research was qualitative in nature, with specific attention to breadth and accuracy in the information and analysis. The methods used were participative and the research was done in collaboration with the rural and indigenous organisations in the two selected areas: the Federation of Indigenous Ayllus of Northern Potosi (Federacion de Ayllus Originarios Indigenas del Norte de Potosi Charka Qhara Qhara - FAOI-NP) and the Federation of Intercultural Communities of San Julian (Federacion de Comunidades Interculturales de San Julian). The information gathering process examined a wide range of factors that may trigger migration, including the possible influence of climate change and public policies on migration. The key challenge was to understand current patterns of migration, the processes involved and the social, cultural, economic and political causes and effects, taking into account issues that are increasing in importance, such as climate change, and seeking to discover the extent of their influence in the midst of other factors that drive migration. It is well known that migration is not a simple occurrence. In fact, it involves a series of processes, motivations, causes and decisions. Because it is a collective rather than an individual process, it takes on the character of a 'social phenomenon' that is historically and geographically determined. In many cases, there are cultural practices of transhumance, such as agriculture on different ecological levels or the use of winter and summer pastures. This involves people moving from one place to another, sometimes travelling long distances and crossing districts for several months at a time. These transhumance

  12. Imaging Lithospheric-scale Structure Beneath Northern Altiplano in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

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    Kumar, A.; Wagner, L. S.; Beck, S. L.; Zandt, G.; Long, M. D.

    2014-12-01

    The northern Altiplano plateau of southern Peru and northern Bolivia is one of the highest topographic features on the Earth, flanked by Western and Eastern Cordillera along its margin. It has strongly influenced the local and far field lithospheric deformation since the early Miocene (Masek et al., 1994). Previous studies have emphasized the importance of both the crust and upper mantle in the evolution of Altiplano plateau (McQuarrie et al., 2005). Early tomographic and receiver function studies, south of 16° S, show significant variations in the crust and upper mantle properties in both perpendicular and along strike direction of the Altiplano plateau (Dorbath et. al., 1993; Myers et al., 1998; Beck and Zandt, 2002). In order to investigate the nature of subsurface lithospheric structure below the northern Altiplano, between 15-18° S, we have determined three-dimensional seismic tomography models for Vp and Vs using P and S-wave travel time data from two recently deployed local seismic networks of CAUGHT and PULSE. We also used data from 8 stations from the PERUSE network (PERU Subduction Experiment). Our preliminary tomographic models show a complex variation in the upper mantle velocity structure with depth, northwest and southeast of lake Titicaca. We see the following trend, at ~85 km depth, northwest of lake Titicaca: low Vp and Vs beneath the Western Cordillera, high Vs beneath the Altiplano and low Vp and Vs beneath the Eastern Cordillera. This low velocity anomaly, beneath Eastern Cordillera, seems to coincide with Kimsachata, a Holocene volcano in southern Peru. At depth greater than ~85 km: we find high velocity anomaly beneath the Western Cordillera and low Vs beneath the Altiplano. This high velocity anomaly, beneath Western Cordillera, coincides with the well-located Wadati-Benioff zone seismicity and perhaps represents the subducting Nazca slab. On the southeast of lake Titicaca, in northern Bolivia, we see a consistently high velocity anomaly

  13. Análisis de la elección presidencial de 2005 en Bolivia

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    Salvador ROMERO BALLIVIÁN

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Bolivia celebró en 2005 una elección presidencial anticipada que constituyó la respuesta a la grave crisis política y social que vivió el país en los años previos. El resultado de los comicios no tuvo precedentes en la historia democrática reciente pues por primera vez un candidato consiguió la mayoría absoluta y los partidos hasta entonces dominantes quedaron en una posición desairada. El triunfador, Evo Morales, encabezó una organización de izquierda que criticó con dureza el liberalismo económico, reivindicó el nacionalismo, prometió una reforma profunda de la política e hizo énfasis en la identidad étnica indígena. Superó por amplio margen al ex presidente Jorge Quiroga y conformó el primer gobierno monocolor desde el retorno a la democracia. El artículo busca ofrecer una explicación política y sociológica de los principales datos de la elección, interesándose en el desarrollo de la campaña y el comportamiento de los votantes.ABSTRACT: Bolivia celebrated in 2005 a presidential early election that constituted the response to the serious political and social crisis that lived through the country in the previous years. The result of the assemblies did not have precedents in the democratic recent history since for the first time a candidate obtained the absolute majority and the parties till then dominant stayed in a graceless position. The winner, Evo Morales, headed an organization of left side that criticized with hardness the economic liberalism, claimed the economic nationalism, promised a deep reform of the politics and did emphasis in the ethnic indigenous identity. He overcame for wide margin the ex-president Jorge Quiroga and the first government shaped monocolor from the return to the democracy. The article seeks to offer a political and sociological explanation of the principal information of the election, being interested in the development of the campaign and the behavior of the voters.

  14. Bolivia, la otra que quiero y que empezaba a desconocer. Reflexiones en torno al Informe de Desarrollo Humano en Bolivia 2000

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    Luis VERDESOTO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo —que comenta el Informe Desarrollo Humano de Bolivia 2000— se pregunta ¿qué significa globalizarse para un país? ¿Es posible medirla desde las dimensiones subjetivas de la interacción social? ¿Cuáles son los límites de la modificación de la "personalidad social" de las naciones? Para proyectarse en el mundo globalizado es necesario interactuar desde la definición de los intereses "propios". Hay que definir los cambios en los paradigmas de la subjetividad para asumir la comparación y examinar las aptitudes para conservar y modificar a la nación. En suma, ¿Estamos construyendo formas específicas de ser en la globalización? La forma de entendernos en los "poderes" de la globalización es disponer de un arsenal mínimo de "saberes". Es una medición de la autonomía para relacionarse. Permite "negociar" la inserción en la globalización, que plantea las formas de una construcción conjunta y conflictiva de los sentidos de la historicidad (compromisos. Acerca de las tareas pendientes, en el ámbito político, el artículo sostiene que deben fortalecerse las instituciones: cuando la sociedad asedia con su dinámica contradictoria, las instituciones no pueden construir su lógica valórica. En el ámbito económico, debe re-enrumbarse el sentido de la competitividad: ¿Se puede conducir la eficiencia hacia la solidaridad? En el ámbito social, debe superarse la extrema pobreza: existe una enorme incapacidad para producir un pacto nacional contra la pobreza ya que los pactos políticos no tienen pactos sociales de sustento.La educación aparece como la posibilidad de (re conocer a la inserción internacional como una oportunidad. Es una apuesta por la ciudadanización, ejercicio de la capacidad de elección de los usuarios de la democracia. La utilización de las instituciones de la democracia está sustentada en la implantación ininterrumpida de la ciudadanía. Para que los valores sean parte del desarrollo

  15. Full moment tensors for small events (Mw<3) at Uturuncu volcano, Bolivia

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    Alvizuri, Celso; Tape, Carl

    2016-07-01

    We present a catalog of full seismic moment tensors for 63 events from Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia. The events were recorded during 2011-2012 in the PLUTONS seismic array of 24 broadband stations. Most events had magnitudes between 0.5 and 2.0 and did not generate discernible surface waves; the largest event was Mw 2.8. For each event we computed the misfit between observed and synthetic waveforms, and we used first-motion polarity measurements to reduce the number of possible solutions. Each moment tensor solution was obtained using a grid search over the six-dimensional space of moment tensors. For each event we show the misfit function in eigenvalue space, represented by a lune. We identify three subsets of the catalog: (1) 6 isotropic events, (2) 5 tensional crack events, and (3) a swarm of 14 events southeast of the volcanic center that appear to be double couples. The occurrence of positively isotropic events is consistent with other published results from volcanic and geothermal regions. Several of these previous results, as well as our results, cannot be interpreted within the context of either an oblique opening crack or a crack-plus-double-couple model. Proper characterization of uncertainties for full moment tensors is critical for distinguishing among physical models of source processes.

  16. The sensitivity of wet and dry tropical forests to climate change in Bolivia

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    Seiler, C.; Hutjes, R. W. A.; Kruijt, B.; Hickler, T.

    2015-03-01

    Bolivia's forests contribute to the global carbon and water cycle, as well as to global biodiversity. The survival of these forests may be at risk due to climate change. To explore the associated mechanisms and uncertainties, a regionally adapted dynamic vegetation model was implemented for the Bolivian case, and forced with two contrasting climate change projections. Changes in carbon stocks and fluxes were evaluated, factoring out the individual contributions of atmospheric carbon dioxide ([CO2]), temperature, and precipitation. Impacts ranged from a strong increase to a severe loss of vegetation carbon (cv), depending on differences in climate projections, as well as the physiological response to rising [CO2]. The loss of cv simulated for an extremely dry projection was primarily driven by a reduction in gross primary productivity, and secondarily by enhanced emissions from fires and autotrophic respiration. In the wet forest, less precipitation and higher temperatures equally reduced cv, while in the dry forest, the impact of precipitation was dominating. The temperature-related reduction of cv was mainly due to a decrease in photosynthesis and only to lesser extent because of more autotrophic respiration and less stomatal conductance as a response to an increasing atmospheric evaporative demand. Under an extremely dry projection, tropical dry forests were simulated to virtually disappear, regardless of the potential fertilizing effect of rising [CO2]. This suggests a higher risk for forest loss along the drier southern fringe of the Amazon if annual precipitation will decrease substantially.

  17. Physical growth and nutritional status of Tsimane' Amerindian children of lowland Bolivia.

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    Foster, Z; Byron, E; Reyes-García, V; Huanca, T; Vadez, V; Apaza, L; Pérez, E; Tanner, S; Gutierrez, Y; Sandstrom, B; Yakhedts, A; Osborn, C; Godoy, R A; Leonard, W R

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    This study examines patterns of growth and nutritional status of indigenous Tsimane' children under 9 years of age (n = 199 boys and 210 girls), based on a cross-sectional sample from 58 villages from the Beni Deparment of lowland Bolivia. Compared with US children, Tsimane' children are quite short, with linear growth tracking at or below the US 5th centile in both sexes. The prevalence of low height-for-age ("stunting;" HA Z-scores weight-for-height in Tsimane' children approximates the US median, with the prevalence of low weight-for-height ("wasting"; WH Z-scores children is similar to that of their US age peers, and this suggests that they are not experiencing acute protein malnutrition. Variation in measures of nutritional status of Tsimane' children is modestly correlated with village-level differences. Degree of isolation, as measured by distance to urban centers or to primary forest, was not a strong predictor of children's anthropometric status. Rather, in both boys and girls, nutritional status was most strongly associated with number of teachers in the village, a measure of access to education. Comparative analyses indicate that high levels of statural growth stunting are common among indigenous populations throughout lowland South America. This problem appears to be largely attributable to poor dietary quality (diets low in key micronutrients) and high disease loads. Further research is needed to identify the specific causes and potential interventions for the high rates of childhood growth stunting in this region. PMID:15386291

  18. ¿Qué ha pasado con el agua en el nuevo estado plurinacional de Bolivia?

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    Nataly Viviana VARGAS GAMBOA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available La protección del derecho al agua ha sido el principal objetivo de los más emblemáticos movimientos sociales de los últimos tiempos en Bolivia. Su continua violación ha ocasionado un quiebre en la dinámica social, propiciando un con?icto que ha derivado en el empoderamiento de las clases populares frente a los abusos del gobierno. Dichos movimientos sociales se han movilizado no solo por el cese de la violación puntual del derecho al agua, sino que conscientes de su poder han ido más allá y engendraron el germen de la Asamblea Constituyente, buscando reformar completamente el texto constitucional e incluir en él un amplio espectro de protección para el derecho al agua. Ello ha derivado en el replanteamiento de una serie de políticas por parte del sector público para la realización de este derecho, motivando una fuerte inversión y una gran protección jurisdiccional. Sin embargo, los con?ictos de acceso y protección aún persisten, siendo una gran fuente de preocupación por parte de la población.

  19. Levels of radon gas concentration and progeny in homes of Potosi City, Bolivia to 4000 m

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    Full text: In this work the presence of radon gas was determined, which is a radioactive contaminant that comes from underground, able to penetrate the houses. The danger is that when mixed air and when inhaled can cause serious damage to the lungs, for the short life time that has radon and progeny for decay, damaging the pulmonary alveoli and reducing breathing capacity of the habitants, then causing polycythemia in some cases. The study was carried out in homes in the city of Potosi, Bolivia located at 4000 m. The quantification of radon gas and progeny was performed with the equipment Alpha-Zaeller-2 (Az-2), quantification was realized in 6 zones of the city of Potosi, chosen randomly. In each zone were carried out measurements in 40 homes (2 rooms more permanent), both day and night, for a period of 3 days in two different seasons and with concentrations of average humidity of 20, 50 and 80%. The values obtained for each period vary depending on the season and 30 to 50% of the allowable values given by the EPA and Who for housing. (Author)

  20. Sustaining the benefits of rural water supply investments: Experience from Cochabamba and Chuquisaca, Bolivia

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    Davis, Jennifer; Lukacs, Heather; Jeuland, Marc; Alvestegui, Alfonso; Soto, Betty; LizáRraga, Gloria; Bakalian, Alex; Wakeman, Wendy

    2008-12-01

    Many rural water supply interventions in developing countries have been marked by a poor record of sustainability. Considerable progress has been made over the past several decades on the development of lower-cost technologies that are easier for communities in developing countries to maintain and also on improving project design and implementation to enhance sustainability of outcomes. Less attention has been given to the necessary and sufficient supports for water system maintenance in the postconstruction period. This study explores the contribution of various types of postconstruction support (PCS) to the sustainability of rural water supply systems in Bolivia. Using regression and matched pair statistical analyses, the effects of PCS on water system performance and user satisfaction with service are modeled. Communities that received management-oriented PCS visits from external agencies, and those whose system operators attended training workshops, had better performing systems than communities that received no such support. Engineering-oriented PCS visits to communities had no measurable impact on system functioning or user satisfaction.

  1. Prevalence of hepatitis A antibodies in Eastern Bolivia: a population-based study.

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    C, Masuet-Aumatell; J M, Ramon-Torrell; A, Casanova-Rituerto; M, Banqué-Navarro; M, Dávalos-Gamboa; S L, Montaño-Rodríguez

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    The seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) is changing from high to intermediate endemicity in several Latin American countries, but the pattern in the Andean Latin American countries is unknown. A seroepidemiological survey (n = 436) of HAV in schoolchildren living in the Cochabamba region of Bolivia was conducted in 2010. A questionnaire was completed by parents to obtain demographic, socio-economic, and housing data, and blood samples were collected. The overall prevalence of HAV IgG was 95.4% (95% CI 93.5-97.4). The prevalence was higher in children aged 5-10 years (97%) and pre-adolescents aged 10-13 years (97.9%). The prevalence was also higher in subjects whose parents had a low level of education (99.4-99.5%), who lived in rural areas (98.7%), lived in municipalities with low urban development (99.1-100%), had water delivered at home from a tanker (99.4%), and spoke Quechua at home (99.5%). The descriptive and bivariate analysis suggested that no change in HAV epidemiology has occurred in Cochabamba. PMID:23861034

  2. Four thousand years of environmental change and human activity in the Cochabamba Basin, Bolivia

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    Williams, Joseph J.; Gosling, William D.; Coe, Angela L.; Brooks, Stephen J.; Gulliver, Pauline

    The Cochabamba Basin (Bolivia) is on the ancient road network connecting Andean and lowland areas. Little is known about the longevity of this trade route or how people responded to past environmental changes. The eastern end of the Cochabamba valley system constricts at the Vacas Lake District, constraining the road network and providing an ideal location in which to examine past human-environmental interactions. Multi-proxy analysis of sediment from Lake Challacaba has allowed a c. 4000 year environmental history to be reconstructed. Fluctuations in drought tolerant pollen taxa and calcium carbonate indicate two periods of reduced moisture availability ( c. 4000-3370 and c. 2190-1020 cal yr BP) compared to adjacent wetter episodes ( c. 3370-2190 and c. 1020 cal yr BP-present). The moisture fluctuations broadly correlate to El Niño/Southern Oscillation variations reported elsewhere. High charcoal abundance from c. 4000 to 2000 yr ago indicates continuous use of the ancient road network. A decline in charcoal and an increase in dung fungus ( Sporormiella) c. 1340 -1210 cal yr BP, suggests that cultural changes were a major factor in shaping the modern landscape. Despite undisputable impacts of human populations on the Polylepis woodlands today, we see no evidence of woodland clearance in the Challacaba record.

  3. The Scale of Informality: Community-Run Water Systems in Peri-Urban Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    Andrea J. Marston

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The production of the urban waterscape is an ongoing process. In this paper, I examine the strategies used by members of 'water committees' in peri-urban Cochabamba, Bolivia in their attempts to ensure the long-term integration of their community-run water systems into municipal water plans. My analysis underscores two points. First, the water committees and their advocates have engaged a range of scalar strategies in an effort to transform their water systems from informal to quasi-formal (and therefore more temporally stable structures. Second, I contend that the literature on politics of scale can potentially enrich theories of urban informality. Interpreting the political strategies of informal collectives through a scalar lens highlights the fact that 'inter-institutional' alliances are usually also – and importantly – multi-scalar. The literature on politics of scale, moreover, offers an important reminder about the role of history in urban waterscapes. Scales of governance are not politically neutral, and scalar interventions can engage historical legacies that are not necessarily compatible with contemporary aspirations.

  4. Autonomía Indígena Originaria Campesina in Bolivia: Realizing the Indigenous Autonomy?

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    Alexandra Tomaselli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In the last five years, Bolivia has been experiencing legal and institutional changes. A new legal scenario is dawning for indigenous peoples, at least in theory. The participation of indigenous people in the constituent assembly was extremely high. Because of this participation, as well as the lobbying of their organizations (e.g., CIDOB, CONAMAQ, CSUTCB, their agenda was (partially included in the Magna Charta. In particular, a new complex system of autonomies, including the Autonomía Indígena Originaria Campesina (AIOC, has been introduced in the Bolivian constitutional order. Despite the initial enthusiasm after the creation of the first 11 municipality-based AIOCs in December 2009 and the enactment of the dense Autonomy Law in July 2010 (Ley Marco de Autonomías y Descentralización, Ley No. 031, there are still many pending issues, especially vis-à-vis formal requisites (e.g., the statutes. Hence, this article, after introducing some theoretical issues concerning the indigenous autonomies, analyses the development of the first municipality-based AIOCs, shedding some light on their complex legal framework.

  5. Advances in Ethical, Social, and Economic Aspects of Chronic Renal Disease in Bolivia.

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    Arze, S; Paz Zambrana, S

    2016-03-01

    Since 2005, great progress has been made in health care provision to patients with terminal renal failure in Bolivia. Access to dialysis and transplantation is regulated by the Ministry of Health, based on clinical criteria, applied equitably, without favoritism or discrimination based on race, sex, economic means, or political power. Until December 2013, there were no restrictions in dialysis and transplantation in Health Insurance institutions, but they covered only 30% of the population. Now the remaining 70% has access to free dialysis funded by the communities where patients live, with funds coming from the government and taxes on oil products. More than 2,231 people are getting dialysis, reaching a population growth of >60% annually. The number of hemodialysis units has increased by >200% (60 units), making access easier for end-stage renal failure patients. Treatment protocols have been drawn up to guarantee the best quality of life for the patients. The Law on Donation and Transplantation was enacted in 1996, and Supplementary Regulations were enacted in 1997 with various amendments over the past 5 years. A National Transplant Coordination Board, working under the National Renal Health Program, supervises and regulates transplants and promotes deceased-donor transplantation in an attempt to cover the demand for donors. Rules have been drawn up for accreditation of transplant centers and teams to guarantee the best possible conditions and maximum guaranties. Since January 2014, the National Renal Health Program has been providing free kidney transplants from living donors. PMID:27110002

  6. Bolivia: hundimiento de la Asamblea Constituyente y naufragio del proyecto de Constitución

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    Alberto A. Zalles

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Bolivia cierra una coyuntura en el cual la Asamblea Constituyente no sirvió sino para acentuar los problemas estructurales de la sociedad. Un nuevo proyecto de Constitución, cuya filosofía reivindica el carácter multiétnico de la sociedad y la aspiración colectiva de justicia social, no ha podido lograr la forma de un pacto social nacional ni una formulación sencilla favorable a la construcción de un nuevo Estado. Los cambios anunciados están trabados por el centralismo que el MAS ejerce en la toma de decisiones, por la ineficacia táctica de sus operadores políticos y por la dependencia de su política internacional. A pesar de un escenario interior conflictivo, la crisis boliviana podría atemperarse gracias a la influencia de los factores externos regionales: Brasil, potencia emergente, secundado por Argentina y Chile aspiran consolidar una zona libre de conflictos en el Cono Sur.

  7. A new snake skull from the Paleocene of Bolivia sheds light on the evolution of macrostomatans.

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    Full Text Available Macrostomatan snakes, one of the most diverse extant clades of squamates, display an impressive arsenal of cranial features to consume a vast array of preys. In the absence of indisputable fossil representatives of this clade with well-preserved skulls, the mode and timing of these extraordinary morphological novelties remain obscure. Here, we report the discovery of Kataria anisodonta n. gen. n. sp., a macrostomatan snake recovered in the Early Palaeocene locality of Tiupampa, Bolivia. The holotype consists of a partial, minute skull that exhibits a combination of booid and caenophidian characters, being the presence of an anisodont dentition and diastema in the maxilla the most distinctive trait. Phylogenetic analysis places Kataria basal to the Caenophidia+Tropidophiidae, and represents along with bolyeriids a distinctive clade of derived macrostomatans. The discovery of Kataria highlights the morphological diversity in the maxilla among derived macrostomatans, demonstrating the relevance of maxillary transformations in the evolution of this clade. Kataria represents the oldest macrostomatan skull recovered, revealing that the diversification of macrostomatans was well under way in early Tertiary times. This record also reinforces the importance of Gondwanan territories in the history of snakes, not only in the origin of the entire group but also in the evolution of ingroup clades.

  8. Aerosol composition at Chacaltaya, Bolivia, as determined by size-fractionated sampling

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    Adams, F.; van Espen, P.; Maenhaut, W.

    Thirty-four cascade-impactor samples were collected between September 1977 and November 1978 at Chacaltaya, Bolivia. The concentrations of 25 elements were measured for the six impaction stages of each sample by means of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence and proton-induced X-ray emission analysis. The results indicated that most elements are predominantly associated with a unimodal coarse-particle soil-dustdispersion component. Also chlorine and the alkali and alkaline earth elements belong to this group. The anomalously enriched elements (S, Br and the heavy metals Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Se, Pb and Bi) showed a bimodal size distribution. Correlation coefficient calculations and principal component analysis indicated the presence in the submicrometer aerosol mode of an important component, containing S, K, Zn, As and Br, which may originate from biomass burning. For certain enriched elements (i.e. Zn and perhaps Cu) the coarse-particle enrichments observed may be the result of the true crust-air fractionation during soil-dust dispersion.

  9. Mars-Relevant Environmental Conditions at the Lakes of Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia

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    Hock, A. N.; Cabrol, N. A.; Grin, E. A.; Kovacs, G. T; Rothschild, L. J.; Parazynski, S. E.; Prufert-Bebout, L.

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    In the Bolivian Altiplano, a number of environmental variables combine to produce some of the most exotic and poorly understood lacustrine environments on Earth. In a cold, arid environment with extreme ultraviolet flux, these lakes provide a habitat for biology and a proxy for the study of potentially analogous martian environments. Here, we present new data on the physical, chemical environment of three such lakes at Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia and explore the quantitative basis for an analogy to Mars. Licancabur (22°50`'S, 67°53`'W) is a large, dormant volcano on the western edge of the Bolivian Altiplano at the border with Chile. Two hypersaline lakes, Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, are located at the volcano`'s 4300 m base. Within the past thirty years, these two were connected as a single reservoir, but local climate-driven evaporation (precipitation 1000 mm/y) has resulted in two topographically and chemically distinct bodies connected by a small stream. At nearly 6000 m, the small crater lake of Licancabur is one of the highest known and least explored on Earth. While sub-freezing average air temperature and extreme ultraviolet flux create an environment similar to the surface of Mars, the lake harbors a small biological community and is ice-covered only part of the year.

  10. The expansion of brown rot disease throughout Bolivia: possible role of climate change.

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    Castillo, José Antonio; Plata, Giovanna

    2016-05-01

    Bacterial wilt is a devastating plant disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum species complex and affects different crops. Bacterial wilt infecting potato is also known as brown rot (BR) and is responsible for significant economic losses in potato production, especially in developing countries. In Bolivia, BR affects up to 75% of the potato crop in areas with high incidence and 100% of stored potatoes. The disease has disseminated since its introduction to the country in the mid-1980s mostly through contaminated seed tubers. To avoid this, local farmers multiply seed tubers in highlands because the strain infecting potatoes cannot survive near-freezing temperatures that are typical in the high mountains. Past disease surveys have shown an increase in seed tubers with latent infection in areas at altitudes lower than 3000 m a.s.l. Since global warming is increasing in the Andes Mountains, in this work, we explored the incidence of BR in areas at altitudes above 3000 m a.s.l. Results showed BR presence in the majority of these areas, suggesting a correlation between the increase in disease incidence and the increase in temperature and the number of irregular weather events resulting from climate change. However, it cannot be excluded that the increasing availability of latently infected seed tubers has boosted the spread of BR. PMID:26991236

  11. [Chemical characterization of integral flour from the prosopis spp. of Bolivia and Brazil].

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    Galán, Abel González; Corrêa, Angelita Duarte; de Abreu, Celeste Maria Patto; Barcelos, Maria de Fatima Piccolo

    2008-09-01

    The mature fruits of three species of algarroba found in Bolivia (Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stunz, P. alba Grisebach y P. nigra (Grisebach) Hieronymus) and of one of Brazil (P. juliflora (SW) DC) were analysed for some nutritional and antinutritional factors. P. nigra showed the highest levels of crude protein (11.33 g/100 g dry matter-DM) and ashes (4.12 g/100 g DM). P. juliflora presented the lowest levels of lipids (0.79 g/100 g DM), crude protein (8.84 g/100 g DM) and dietary fiber (40.15 g/100 g DM), and the highest levels of non reducing sugar (52.51 g/100 g DM) and in vitro protein digestibility (66.45%). Trypsin inhibitors concentration (0.29 to 9.32 UTI/mg DM) was inferior to that of raw soy; P. juliflora presented the higher values. Regarding saponin, hemagglutinin and poliphenol values, the levels found are considered low. As for nitrates, the levels found were higher than those reported for peas and beans, with P. chilensis presenting the highest value (2.92 g NO3(-)/kg DM). The levels of phytate varied from 1.31 a 1.53 g/100 g. PMID:19137996

  12. Ornithodoros peropteryx (Acari: Argasidae) in Bolivia: an argasid tick with a single nymphal stage.

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    Venzal, José M; Nava, Santiago; Terassini, Flavio A; Ogrzewalska, Maria; Camargo, Luis Marcelo A; Labruna, Marcelo B

    2013-10-01

    By the end of the 1960s, the argasid tick Ornithodoros peropteryx was described from larval specimens collected from the bat Peropteryx macrotis in Colombia. Since its original description, no additional record of O. peropteryx has been reported, and its post-larval stages have remained unknown. During July 2010, 18 larvae were collected from 9 bats (Centronycteris maximiliani), resulting in a mean infestation of 2.0 ± 2.2 ticks per bat (range 1-8). These bats were captured in a farm in northeastern Bolivia close to Guaporé River in the border with Brazil. Morphological examinations of the larvae revealed them to represent the species O. peropteryx. One engorged larva that was kept alive in the laboratory moulted to a nymph after 9 days. Fourteen days after the larval moulting, the nymph moulted to an adult female without taking any blood meal during the nymphal period. This adult female was used for a morphological description of the female stage of O. peropteryx. In addition, the larvae were used for a morphological redescription of this stage. One larva and two legs extirpated from the adult female were submitted to DNA extraction and PCR targeting a fragment of the mitochondrial 16S rDNA gene, which yielded DNA sequences at least 11 % divergent from any available argasid sequence in Genbank. We show that O. peropteryx ontogeny is characterized by a single, non-feeding, nymphal stage. This condition has never been reported for ticks. PMID:23543273

  13. Evaluación de la avifauna de la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia

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    Omar Martínez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Desde el año 1996 al 2003, mediante métodos de observación directa, caminatas y capturas con redes niebla, realizamos un inventario y obtuvimos datos sobre la historia natural, gremios tróficos y patrones de migración de la avifauna de la ciudad de La Paz (Bolivia. Registramos 136 especies de aves en 30 localidades de estudio. Las familias más representativas fueron Tyrannidae, Emberizidae y Furnariidae con 19, 16 y 15 especies, re- spectivamente. Registramos 18 especies de aves acuáticas y dos especies (Tachuris rubrigastra y Phleocryptes melanops de passeriformes especialistas de totorales. Dos especies de furnáridos (Cranioleuca henricae y Upucerthia harterti fueron endémicas bolivianas. Detectamos 57 especies en alguna categoría de migración. Movimientos altitudinales inusuales fueron observados para cinco especies (e.g. Pitangus sulphuratus, Pyro- cephalus rubinus. Diecinueve especies fueron consideradas raras (e.g. Lesbia nuna, Poospiza boliviana. Los insectívoros y frugi-granívoros son los gremios tróficos mas representativos entre comunidades. El valle de la ciudad de La Paz es una ruta obligatoria para muchas aves migrantes latitudinales (boreales y australes y altitudinales, que provienen del Altiplano por el oeste y las especies de Yungas por el este.

  14. Tendencias clave para el tercer gobierno del MAS, Bolivia 2015-2019

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    Xavier Albó

    2016-03-01

    Esta presentación tiene como trasfondo el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo y pretende resaltar algunos de los logros del presidente Evo Morales y los desafíos que enfrenta en su tercer gobierno (2015-2019. Comienza revisando información demográfica básica, según el Censo de 2012, para luego centrarse en la economía: los hidrocarburos, la minería, la producción agropecuaria y la ecología. El boom de la quinua, la expansión de la frontera agrícola y la suspensión de la construcción de una carretera que atraviese el TIPNIS son algunos de los temas que se discuten. Internacionalmente, hay motivos de optimismo con relación a la demanda marítima de Bolivia, mientras que, a nivel nacional, el MAS aseguró una victoria parlamentaria en el año 2014. Las reformas menos exitosas son las del órgano judicial. La presentación termina revisando los movimientos sociales que permitieron la formación la de Asamblea Constituyente y el asunto de la autonomía municipal, departamental e indígena.

  15. Small scale mining cooperatives in Bolivia: From lifeguard of the poor to machinery of political manipulation

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    Full Text Available This article argues that relations between social movements and organizations and the State are not only developed based on defended objectives and interests in political negotiations, but are also developed within particular situations, of specific cultures and histories. Our investigation about the relationship between mining cooperatives, their national organization, and the Bolivian State demonstrates the crucial importance of considering historical aspects, of collective memory, some regional and others within the organizations themselves. The traditions, memories, and abilities incorporated in the mining organizations and in the political realm will influence the way in which different parts relate to one another, design their strategies, and adapt to changing circumstances. This topic is illustrated firstly through a historical and contemporary account of mining in Bolivia focused in the sector of small scale mining. This is followed by outlining the position that cooperative mining occupies in the country and the strategies and self esteem that they display. Next, our case study is addressed: the ASOBAL cooperative. In the national outline, like in our case study, we connect the positions and strategieswith themes of identity, memory, and place.

  16. Satellite Imagery, Aerial Photo and Field Data For The Survey of Zongo Glacier, Bolivia

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    Arnaud, Y.; Mendoza, J.

    Andean tropical glaciers are one of the most sensitive gauges of global climatic changes. The importance of the studies of such glaciers is not only scientific but also economic: Zongo glacier located in the Royal Cordillera of Bolivia is the main water reserve for La Paz city hydroelectricity supply. Landsat, Spot, aerial photos and field measurements are combined in order to observe the dynamic of the glacier from 1948 to 2000. Glacier boundaries were delineated manually on each images. An obvious retreat of the glacier tongue as well as a speeding up of this recession has been high- lighted since the late 1980Ss and continues into 90Ss. On the lower part of the tongue, several DEM were calculated from 1948 to 2000, based on stereo aerial photographs and recent SPOT panchromatic stereo-images. These DEM allow us to calculate vol- ume variations and show higher mass lost in the last decade. It appears that one of the reasons for the retreat is linked to ENSO phenomenon and in particular to the increase of El Niño frequency compared to Normal or La Niña situations.

  17. Estado nutricional y características de la dieta de un grupo de adolescentes de la localidad rural de Calama, Bolivia Nutritional status and diet characteristics of a group of adolescents from the rural locality Calama, Bolivia

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    F. J. A. Pérez-Cueto; M. J. Almanza-López; J. D. Pérez-Cueto; M. E. Eulert

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    En 2003 se llevó a cabo una encuesta piloto en el área rural del Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia, con la finalidad de establecer los patrones de la dieta de un grupo de estudiantes de secundaria con escaso contacto con las zonas urbanas. El estudio consistió en una encuesta de consumo de alimentos (recordatorio de 24 horas), medidas antropométricas y la información sociodemográfica. Se encontró una prevalencia de 9% de sobrepeso en la muestra, siendo esta mayor en las mujeres (25%). No se obs...

  18. Lineage analysis of circulating Trypanosoma cruzi parasites and their association with clinical forms of Chagas disease in Bolivia.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The causative agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, is divided into 6 Discrete Typing Units (DTU: Tc I, IIa, IIb, IIc, IId and IIe. In order to assess the relative pathogenicities of different DTUs, blood samples from three different clinical groups of chronic Chagas disease patients (indeterminate, cardiac, megacolon from Bolivia were analyzed for their circulating parasites lineages using minicircle kinetoplast DNA polymorphism. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between 2000 and 2007, patients sent to the Centro Nacional de Enfermedades Tropicales for diagnosis of Chagas from clinics and hospitals in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, were assessed by serology, cardiology and gastro-intestinal examinations. Additionally, patients who underwent colonectomies due to Chagasic magacolon at the Hospital Universitario Japonés were also included. A total of 306 chronic Chagas patients were defined by their clinical types (81 with cardiopathy, 150 without cardiopathy, 100 with megacolon, 144 without megacolon, 164 with cardiopathy or megacolon, 73 indeterminate and 17 cases with both cardiopathy and megacolon. DNA was extracted from 10 ml of peripheral venous blood for PCR analysis. The kinetoplast minicircle DNA (kDNA was amplified from 196 out of 306 samples (64.1%, of which 104 (53.3% were Tc IId, 4 (2.0% Tc I, 7 (3.6% Tc IIb, 1 (0.5% Tc IIe, 26 (13.3% Tc I/IId, 1 (0.5% Tc I/IIb/IId, 2 (1.0% Tc IIb/d and 51 (25.9% were unidentified. Of the 133 Tc IId samples, three different kDNA hypervariable region patterns were detected; Mn (49.6%, TPK like (48.9% and Bug-like (1.5%. There was no significant association between Tc types and clinical manifestations of disease. CONCLUSIONS: None of the identified lineages or sublineages was significantly associated with any particular clinical manifestations in the chronic Chagas patients in Bolivia.

  19. Rodent consumption by Philodryas psammophidea (Serpentes: Colubridae), from the Inter-andean Dry Valleys of Central Bolivia

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    Quinteros Muñoz, Oliver; Peñaranda, Diego A.; Navarro, Freddy

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    In May 18, 2009 we found an adult female of Philodryas psammophidea (930 mm SVL), at a side of a crop field in the Tabacal valley (18º23’7.42” S – 64º38’7.88”W, 2015 m), Narciso Campero province southern Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ecologically, this valley belongs to the Inter-Andean Dry Forests of Bolivia. In the stomach of thesnake probably killed by a settler, therewas an adult female of Graomys domorum (Phyllotini; Sigmodontidae), a native rodent species widely distributed in the region....

  20. ¿MAS democracia? La democracia en Bolivia y el rol que desempeña el movimiento indígena boliviano

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    Olsen, Theis Lundgaard

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    Specialet omhandler udviklingen af demokratiet i Bolivia og de oprindelige folks bevægelses indflydelse på denne. Dette skal ses i lyset af en øget mobilisering af de oprindelige folk i Latinamerika generelt og mere specifikt ift. Bolivia, at Evo Morales i 2006 blev indsat som den første præsident i landets historie, der er af indiansk afstamning. Den teoretiske ramme udgøres af den franske sociolog Alain Touraines begreber om det "emancipatoriske subjekt" og aktørers "demokratiske ageren". N...

  1. Relaciones bilaterales signadas por la agenda energética : La política exterior argentina con respecto a Bolivia y Chile

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    López, Rodolfo

    2007-01-01

    La crisis energética argentina y las incertidumbres derivadas del decreto nacionalizador de los hidrocarburos el 1 de enero de 2006, por parte del gobierno boliviano han dominado las relaciones bilaterales entre Argentina, Bolivia y Chile, generando efectos diferenciales en sentido positivo en la relación Kirchner-Morales y negativo en la relación Kirchner-Bachelet. El estudio analiza el impacto que tuvo la nacionalización del gas en Bolivia en la política exterior de Argentina, con respec...

  2. Introduction of Mercury-free Gold Extraction Methods to Medium-Scale Miners and Education of Health Care Providers to Reduce the use of Mercury in Sorata, Bolivia

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    Appel, Peter W. U.; Astrid Andersen; Leoncio D. Na-Oy; Rudy Onos

    2015-01-01

    Background. Artisanal and small-scale miners in Bolivia release on the order of 120 tons of mercury annually. The mercury finds its way to the Amazon with catastrophic consequences for the biosphere. A project aimed at reducing the release of mercury was carried out in 2013 and 2014. Objectives. The project had two objectives: to test whether the mercury-free gold extraction method could be an alternative to whole ore amalgamation in medium-scale mining in Bolivia and to teach mercury toxi...

  3. Ethnic anti discrimination work in La Paz, Bolivia : A study of the perceptions and beliefs of the employees regarding the ethnic anti discrimination work at a public university.

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    Ericson, Anna; Widmark, Sara

    2015-01-01

    This thesis is based on a qualitative research made on a public university in La Paz, Bolivia. The aim was to examine the beliefs and perceptions of the employees regarding the ethnic anti discrimination work at the university. As the Bolivian anti discrimination law and the constitution of 2009 has been made to improve the rights for the indigenous groups in Bolivia,we also wanted to hear if the laws have been implemented in their daily work.Seven interviews were done with the help of an int...

  4. Comprendiendo el programa desnutrición cero en Bolivia: Un análisis de redes y actores

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    Natasha Morales; Eduardo Pando; Julia Johannsen

    2010-01-01

    Este estudio trata de comprender el proceso de implementación del Programa Desnutrición Cero en Bolivia a través del Análisis de Redes Sociales (ARS). Desde el año 2006 este Programa ha crecido substancialmente tanto en su cobertura como en su capacidad institucional. El estudio busca responder; ¿Cuáles son los factores que crean condiciones favorables para la implementación del Programa?, ¿Cómo ha logrado el Programa posicionarse (o no) en la Agenda de la Prefectura y del Municipio?, ¿Cuán e...

  5. La extranjerización del sistema bancario de Bolivia en la última década.

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    Hurtado, Enrique; Villacorta, Omar; Ferruz, Luis

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se describe el proceso de consolidación de la propiedad y el control de la gestión en los bancos que operaron en Bolivia durante el periodo de 1996 a 2006, y se evalúa de manera general el papel de los bancos extranjeros en el desarrollo del sistema bancario. El uso del concepto de subsidiaria extranjera en el país, más allá de la definición tradicional de sucursal extranjera, permite apreciar perspectivas diferentes a las habitualmente observadas sobre el desempeño de los ba...

  6. El Alto - La Paz (Bolivia) : Las transformaciones socio territoriales del neoliberalismo y la derrota del movimiento obrero

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    Díaz, Mariela Paula

    2014-01-01

    La ciudad de El Alto, actualmente la segunda ciudad más grande de Bolivia luego de Santa Cruz, era un barrio periférico de la ciudad de La Paz hasta que se convierte en marzo de 1985 en capital de la cuarta sección de la provincia de Murillo del departamento de La Paz, y posteriormente en ciudad independiente en septiembre de 1988.Los informes gubernamentales y los periódicos actuales señalan que esta transformación de carácter político administrativo de El Alto se debe “al empuje de sus veci...

  7. Epidemiología de la parálisis cerebral en el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, 2009-2012

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    Taboada, Noel; Quintero, Katia; Casamajor, Mavis; González, Keiler; Marrero, Juan; Cruz, Soleidy; Díaz, Evelyn

    2013-01-01

    Los autores de este artículo pretenden determinar la proporción de individuos con discapacidad intelectual, evaluar el grado de discapacidad intelectual, la forma clínica de presentación, la etiología y la capacidad funcional de los pacientes. Para cumplir con este objetivo se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal, se incluyeron 1961 personas con parálisis cerebral, que fueron identificadas en un estudio de base poblacional en Bolivia entre los años 2009 y 2012.

  8. La distancia sobre la cercanía: la política exterior argentina hacia Bolivia y Paraguay

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    Tini, María Natalia

    2008-01-01

    La integración sudamericana ha sido uno de los ejes que a pesar de las diferencias y ensayos planteados en política exterior por los gobiernos democráticos en la Argentina aun perdura. En este contexto se inserta nuestro trabajo que tiene como propósito analizar la política exterior argentina, hacia Bolivia y Paraguay. A través de nuestro estudio buscamos descubrir las razones del por qué ambos países fueron excluidos de la agenda de política exterior argentina, a pesar de la significación de...

  9. Proceso de enfermería: ¿qué significa para las enfermeras de Santa Cruz (Bolivia)?

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    José Granero-Molina; Cayetano Fernández-Sola; Maria Hilda Peredo de Gonzales; Gabriel Aguilera-Manrique; Judith Mollinedo-Mallea; Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez

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    Las enfermeras bolivianas no han incorporado definitivamente el método científico y las taxonomías a los cuidados. Este estudio cualitativo pretende comprender el significado atribuido al proceso de enfermería por docentes y profesionales del Departamento de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). Recolección de datos mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas y observación participante. Análisis bajo el marco teórico y metodológico del Interaccionismo Simbólico y la Teoría Fundamentada, usando el sof...

  10. Calidad de la Democracia e Instituciones Políticas en Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú

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    Pachano Holguin, Rodrigo Simón

    2010-01-01

    [ES] Esta tesis trata de identificar los factores que determinan los grados de la calidad de la Democracia en países que han vivido procesos recientes de democratización, para ello cuenta con una visión de conjunto de los procesos vividos en Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú desde finales de la década y de 1970 y comienzos de la siguiente, cuando se instauraron regímenes democráticos en cada uno de ellos. Además se realiza un debate conceptual acerca de la calidad de la democracia y de la clasificación...

  11. Not only climate change: mobility, vulnerability and socio-economic transformations in environmentally fragile areas in Bolivia, Senegal and Tanzania

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    2011-02-15

    This paper argues that migration is better defined as an adaptive response to socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental transformations, in most instances closely linked to the need to diversify income sources and reduce dependency on natural resources. Drawing on case studies in Bolivia, Senegal and Tanzania, it describes how environmental change at the local level interacts with other factors to shape migration patterns, and how such patterns in turn affect the livelihoods and resilience of individuals, households and communities in areas experiencing the impacts of climate change in the form of desertification, soil degradation, disrupted rainfall patterns and changes in temperature.

  12. Análisis de la situación epidemiológica de enfermedades vacunables en Bolivia

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    Carla Arrázola; Pello Latasa

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio es describir la evolución de la incidencia de enfermedades vacunables y la cobertura de las mismas en Bolivia por departamentos. Es un estudio descriptivo de tendencias temporales de la cobertura vacunal y de la incidencia de enfermedades vacunables por departamento: Ambos datos se confeccionaron en base a fuentes secundarias. Las incidencias se calcularon en base a la información del Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica del Sistema Nacional de Salud y la pobl...

  13. Prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en niños y adolescentes de Cochabamba (Bolivia): estudio transversal

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    Cristina Masuet-Aumatell; Josep Maria Ramon-Torrell; Marta Banqué-Navarro; María del Rosario Dávalos-Gamboa; Sandra Lucía Montaño-Rodríguez

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    Introducción: La antropometría en escolares y jóvenes adolescentes de países andinos es poco conocida. Objetivos: El objetivo de dicho estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en niños y adolescentes de la región de Cochabamba (Bolivia), y su relación con diferentes variables así como determinar la concordancia entre una clasificación nacional (BAP) e internacional (IOTF) de obesidad y sobrepeso. Métodos: Estudio transversal realizado en el año 2010 en escolares (n = 441)...

  14. Folkelig mobilisering mot demokratisk deltagelse? : en studie av "Ley de participación popular" i Bolivia, Latin Amerika

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    Popular Mobilisation against Democracy? The Case of »Ley de Participación Popular» in Bolivia, Latin America The problem: This thesis examines the manifestation of indigenous mobilisation and protest against a new law reform called «Ley de Participación Popular» (No. 1551) dated 20th April 1994. It is a surprising paradox that a law which gives new rights and intends to include previously excluded groups in the political system on the local level, is met with resistance from these same gro...

  15. La acción colectiva en los movimientos indígenas de Bolivia y Ecuador : una perspectiva comparada

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    Cruz Rodríguez, Edwin

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo estudia las dinámicas de acción colectiva de los movimientos indígenas en Bolivia y Ecuador en las dos últimas décadas. Compara sistemáticamente las estructuras de oportunidad política, las estructuras de movilización y los marcos de acción colectiva, para explicar las diferencias en cuanto a intensidad y constancia, ritmos e impactos de la acción colectiva. El movimiento indígena ecuatoriano consiguió una mejor articulación organizativa y un proceso de enmarcado ...

  16. From military instruments of dictatorship to political instruments of democracy: Regimes of exception in Bolivia 2000 - 2010

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    Wright, Claire; Soliz Landivar, Ana

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study is to discover the role played by regimes of exception (RoEs) in contemporary Bolivian politics. RoEs have been seldom studied by political scientists, despite constituting a key legacy of authoritarian regimes that have survived the transitions to democracy in Latin America. Focusing on the case of Bolivia, the research is based on relevant laws as well as 65 presidential decrees, which are analyzed with the method of content analysis. As a result of the analysis, we sh...

  17. Los hueseros Escobar. Hibridación entre la medicina tradicional y la biomedicina en Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    Salvador Hernandez, Pedro Pablo

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza el tratamiento del fenómeno de la salud y la enfermedad en el contexto de hibridación cultural de la clínica de los hueseros Farid y Aldo Escobar en el municipio de Cliza, en Cochabamba (Bolivia). Se abordan los elementos característicos de su terapia que combina ingredientes puramente mecánicos e “innovadores” (pertenecientes al campo de la medicina tradicional) como la maniobra Escobar aplicada a las hernias discales, con elementos que contribuyen a la eficacia ...

  18. Factores de riesgo asociados al inicio de relaciones sexuales en adolescentes mujeres estudiantes de secundaria en La Paz, Bolivia

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    Ana Torrico Espinoza; Ariel Salas Mallea; Alvaro Gutiérrez Avilés; Mauricio Arce Carreón; Jorge Salazar Fuentes

    2004-01-01

    Objetivo: identificar factores de riesgo asociados al inicio de la actividad sexual en adolescentes mujeres estudiantes de secundaria en La Paz, Bolivia. Métodos: se realizó un estudio transversal mediante una encuesta anónima aplicada a estudiantes mujeres de los dos últimos años de secundaria de colegios públicos y privados de la ciudad de La Paz. Resultados: se analizaron 275 encuestas (n = 275). La edad promedio fue de 17 ± 0.8 años. Los factores de riesgo identificados fueron consumo de ...

  19. Las chicas sólo quieren divertirse? Sexualidad, embarazo y maternidad en las adolecentes de Bolivia

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    Mariana Alfonso

    2008-01-01

    Este estudio busca cuantificar actividad sexual, embarazo y maternidad adolescente en Bolivia utilizando la Encuesta de Demografía y Salud más reciente. Los resultados descriptivos sugieren que la actividad sexual, el embarazo y la maternidad adolescente son más prevalentes entre aquellas jóvenes que tienen mayor probabilidad de ser vulnerables y socialmente excluidas. Además, la alta tasa de incidencia de embarazos no deseados entre adolescentes bolivianas sugiere que es necesario introducir...

  20. 4. Hallu hayllisa huti1. Identificacion étnica y procesos politicos en Bolivia (1973-1991)

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    Ortega, Ricardo Calla

    2014-01-01

    Casi resulta un lugar común afirmar que en Bolivia, a lo largo de las últimas dos décadas, se ha venido dando un “resurgimiento de la identificación étnica como la base de la acción política efectiva” de diversos grupos, partidos y movimientos. En efecto, en procesos de alcances desiguales e incluso divergentes, tal resurgimiento ha impactado tanto en ciertas estructuras y dinámicas del sindicalismo boliviano, en la fisonomía – aunque todavía poco significativamente– del espectro y de las con...

  1. Distribución potencial de la chinchilla de cola corta (Chinchilla chinchilla, Rodentia) en el sudoeste de Bolivia

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    María Eugenia Copa Alvaro; Geovana Shirley Mendieta; Amy L. Deane

    2014-01-01

    Actualmente, la presencia de la chinchilla de cola corta (Chinchilla chinchilla), abundante en la región andina sudamericana durante el siglo pasado, ha sido fehacientemente documentada en pocas localidades del norte de Chile y Argentina; en Bolivia aunque su presencia es altamente probable, los últimos registros confiables datan de 1939. La cacería con fines peleteros disminuyó significativamente la población silvestre de la especie lo que derivó en un estatus de conservación "En Peligro Crí...

  2. Miocene-Quaternary structural evolution of the Uyuni-Atacama region, Andes of Chile and Bolivia

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    Tibaldi, A.; Corazzato, C.; Rovida, A.

    2009-06-01

    We describe the Miocene-Quaternary geological-structural evolution of the region between the Salar de Uyuni and de Atacama, Andes of Chile and Bolivia. We recognized four main tectonic events based on fold geometry, fault kinematics and stratigraphic data. The oldest event, of Miocene age, is characterized by folding and reverse faulting of the sedimentary successions with an E-W direction of shortening in the northern part of the studied area and a WNW-ESE shortening in the southern part. The following two events, of Pliocene age, are characterized by lower shortening amounts; they occurred first by reverse faulting with a NW-SE-trending greatest principal stress ( σ1, computed with striated fault planes) and a vertical least principal stress ( σ3), followed by pervasive strike-slip faulting with the same NW-SE-trending σ1 and a horizontal NE-SW σ3. The fourth event, dating to the late Pliocene-Quaternary is characterized by normal faulting: the σ3 still trends NE-SW, whereas the intermediate principal stress σ2 exchanged with σ1. Volcanism accompanied both the contractional, transcurrent and extensional tectonic phases. The Mio-Pliocene compression appears directly linked to a rapid convergence and an apparently important coupling between the continental and oceanic plates. The E-W to WNW-ESE direction of shortening of the Miocene structures and the NW-SE σ1 of the Pliocene structures seem to be more linked to an intra-Andean re-orientation of structures following the WNW-directed absolute motion of the South-American Plate. The extensional deformations can be interpreted as related to gravity forces affecting the highest parts of the volcanic belt in a sort of asymmetrical (SW-ward) collapse of the belt.

  3. Carbonatite diversity in the Central Andes: the Ayopaya alkaline province, Bolivia

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    Schultz, Frank; Lehmann, Bernd; Tawackoli, Sohrab; Rössling, Reinhard; Belyatsky, Boris; Dulski, Peter

    2004-12-01

    The Ayopaya province in the eastern Andes of Bolivia, 100 km NW of Cochabamba, hosts a Cretaceous alkaline rock series within a Palaeozoic sedimentary sequence. The alkaline rock association comprises nepheline-syenitic/foyaitic to ijolitic intrusions, carbonatite, kimberlite, melilititic, nephelinitic to basanitic dykes and diatremes, and a variety of alkaline dykes. The carbonatites display a wide petrographic and geochemical spectrum. The Cerro Sapo area hosts a small calciocarbonatite intrusion and a multitude of ferrocarbonatitic dykes and lenses in association with a nepheline-syenitic stock. The stock is crosscut by a spectacular REE-Sr-Th-rich sodalite-ankerite-baryte dyke system. The nearby Chiaracke complex represents a magnesiocarbonatite intrusion with no evidence for a relationship to igneous silicate rocks. The magnesiocarbonatite (Σ REE up to 1.3 wt%) shows strong HREE depletion, i.e. unusually high La/Yb ratios (520 1,500). Calciocarbonatites (Σ REE up to 0.5 wt%) have a flatter REE distribution pattern (La/Yb 95 160) and higher Nb and Zr contents. The sodalite-ankerite-baryte dyke system shows geochemical enrichment features, particularly in Na, Ba, Cl, Sr, REE, which are similar to the unusual natrocarbonatitic lavas of the recent volcano of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania. The Cerro Sapo complex may be regarded as an intrusive equivalent of natrocarbonatitic volcanism, and provides an example for carbonatite genesis by late-stage crystal fractionation and liquid immiscibility. The magnesiocarbonatite intrusion of Chiaracke, on the other hand, appears to result from a primary carbonatitic mantle melt. Deep seated mantle magmatism/metasomatism is also expressed by the occurrence of a kimberlite dyke. Neodymium and strontium isotope data (ɛNd 1.4 5.4, 87Sr/86 Sr

  4. Medios interactivos y cultura digital: Alfabetización hipermedia en Perú y Bolivia

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    Jorge Mora Fernández

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se centra en las formas en que interfaces multimedia interactivas e hipermedia han cambiado las dinámicas clásicas de la comunicación y educación humanas creando un nuevo paradigma. Éste se origina en la interfaz, al permitir la multidireccionalidad comunicativa multimedia mediante la interacción con los elementos que la componen. Esta investigación describe los diferentes elementos estéticos, narrativos, emocionales y de valores integrados en las interfaces hipermedia culturales. Dichos elementos hipermedia son componentes fundamentales a tomar en cuenta durante la creación de productos multimedia interactivos educativos. Las funciones comunicativas son cambiantes entre emisor-receptor: autor-lecto-autor, creador-usuario, profesor-alumno... gracias a la introducción de expresiones multimedia interactivas e instrumentos tecnológicos que permiten distintos tipos de interacciones. Esta flexibilidad funcional genera nuevos modelos comunicativos así como dramáticos, de narrativa interactiva, donde la interacción de los receptores-emisores, lecto-autores, con las acciones narrativas se produce a nivel del personaje o avatar. Los componentes estéticos, narrativos, emocionales y de valores de la interfaz son estudiados, analizados y descritos en detalle gracias a un modelo innovador de análisis que sirve para la implementación y diseño de productos interactivos lúdico-educativos inmersivos. La aplicación de este modelo ayudó a la creación de interfaces de contenido cultural, permitiendo desarrollar no solo talleres educativos interactivos en Estados Unidos, Perú y Bolivia para más de 200 estudiantes, sino también una comunicación inmersiva multisensorial de calidad.

  5. Referéndum y asamblea constituyente: autonomías departamentales en Bolivia.

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    Fernando Mayorga Ugarte.

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    Full Text Available On 2 July 2006, Bolivia held a national referendum about departamental autonomy as part of the process of state decentralization and as an institutional response to the dire political and social crisis. The inclusion in the constitution of figures such as referendum, constitutional assembly and citizen legislative initiation was the response to the social demands and unrest given under the framework of semi-direct democracy which allowed for an institutional solution to them. Even though the law that called for the referendum defines its national character, in several articles it states that a regime of departamental autonomy will apply immediately after the new Constitution is ratified in those departments where the referendum question was approved by a simple majority of the vote. This dual interpretation with regards to the mandatory nature of the results — at the national or the departamental level — is added to the debate about the nature of the autonomies.The party of the government, whose position won in the referendum and won a majority of the constitutional assembly, sketches a proposal that includes different versions of autonomy — indigenous, regional, provincial, cantonal, communal — that run counter, in some instances, to the departamental autonomies. In sum, the referendum on departamental autonomy, far from solving the problem, has transfered it to the constitutional assembly which puts at risk the democratic legitimacy of its decisions given that the new constitution must answer the demands of diverse political and social actors. Aside from these dynamics, this experience of citizen participation in the decisiom-making process is an example of the positive impact of an institutional reform in the strengthening of the democratic legitimacy and the efficacy of political institutions.

  6. Oscillations, trends and anomalies in rainfall and air temperature in the principal cities in Bolivia

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    Villazon, M. F.

    2013-05-01

    Rainfall and temperature can be extremely variable in space and time especially in mountainous environment. The determination of climate variability and climate change needs a special assessment for water management. Increase our knowledge of the main climate trends in the region toward higher quality future climate determination is required. This research examines the anomalies of observed monthly rainfall and temperature data from 4 stations located in the principal cities in Bolivia (see Table below). Trends and anomalies in quantiles were determined for each station for monthly and 6-month seasonal block periods (wet period and dry period). The results suggest the presence of cycles rather than unidirectional trends. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) gives an indication of the development and intensity of El Niño or La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean. After determination of the anomalies for each of the stations, in both monthly rainfall and average temperature, together with the confidence intervals, comparison is made with the anomalies calculated in a similar way with data corresponding to the SOI. Comparison in cycles, shape and correlation has been performed between the anomalies from the observation data and the anomalies from the SOI with different time delay. The aim of this comparison is to identify the external influences of the anomalies in rainfall and temperature (Tele-connections). Influences have been identified during cycles of El Niño in the Andean zones La Paz, El Alto and Cochabamba dry cycles occur and in the most Amazonian side, Santa Cruz city, wet cycle is observed. This relation is opposite in La Niña periods.Meteorological stations under study;

  7. Colaboración Universidad-Empresa y Desarrollo Regional. El caso de Oruro (Bolivia

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    Antonio Padilla Meléndez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudian los facto res que determinan la Transferencia de Tecnología y Conocimiento (TT entre la universidad y la empresa, en un país en vías de desarrollo. Su objetivo es analizar el impacto de estas actividades sobre el desarrollo regional, adoptando la perspectiva de innovaci6n abierta y el enfoque del individuo. Para ello, tras una revisi6n de la literatura sobre el tema, se ha aplicado la metodología cualitativa, realizándose diez entrevistas personales semi-estructuradas a docentes de la Universidad Técnica de Oruro (UTO y gerentes de pequeñas y medianas empresas del Departamento de Oruro (Bolivia. Los principales resultados reflejan que estas actividades son todavía muy incipientes en la regi6n, por 10 que su impacto en el desarrollo regional es aun escaso. Como conclusiones, este estudio establece que los factores determinantes de las actividades de transferencia entre la UTO y el sector empresarial se pueden dividir en oportunidades y barreras. Entre las oportunidades para la UTO destacan las mejoras internas y un rol mas proactivo en la sociedad. Para las empresas son la mejora en la productividad y en la competitividad. Por otro lado, las barreras que dificultan la TT son burocráticas, falta de financiaci6n, falta de confianza y falta de profesionalidad. Por tanto, es clave establecer una política clara que regule las actividades de TT.

  8. Causes of groundwater salinization in a low lying area of Cochabamba Valley, Bolivia

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    The recent salinization of shallow groundwater in a depression in Cohambamba Valley, Bolivia, was examined by using geochemical and isotopic techniques. Groundwater C1-/Br- ratios in centre of this depression suggest that recharge of highly evaporated water occurred in the past although groundwater has subsequently been diluted. Depleted δ18O and δ2H values and low deuterium excesses (d = 5.1-5.8) in the centre of the basin indicate that groundwater was recharged during a cooler climate. The absence of 3H and low 14C concentrations (down to 11 pmc) in groundwater also suggests older groundwater ages. Thus the dilution observed could have been caused by recharge during the more humid, cool climate of a glacial epoch. Relative dating of 14C data, although not conclusive, given evidence of methanogenesis occurring in the centre of the basin, suggests a groundwater age of approximately 12,000 years, which corresponds to a glacial period. Na+/Ca++ ratios are much higher in the basin than in the major aquifer systems along the north side of the valley. This difference could be due to the dominance of clay aquitards in the depression, where both saline residual pore waters and ion exchange could cause groundwater to become increasing sodium rich. Higher silica and fluoride concentrations suggest longer residence times for groundwater in the basin. Furthermore, an abnormally high groundwater geothermal gradient exists in this area, suggesting slower groundwater velocities. Thus, groundwater salinization is due, at least in part, to the presence of saline groundwater at depth and to the use of this water for irrigation, although cultivation and irrigation practices may aggravate the salinity problem. (author). 21 refs, 4 figs, 1 tab

  9. Establishing an independent mobile health programme for chronic disease self-management support in Bolivia

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    John D Piette

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Mobile health (m-health work in low and middle-income countries (LMICs mainly consists of pilot programmes with an unclear path to scaling and dissemination. We describe the deployment and testing of an m-health platform for non-communicable disease (NCD self-management support in Bolivia. Methods: 364 primary care patients in La Paz with diabetes or hypertension completed surveys about their use of mobile phones, health and access to care. 165 of those patients then participated in a 12-week demonstration of automated telephone monitoring and self-management support. Weekly Interactive Voice Response (IVR calls were made from a platform established at a university in La Paz, under the direction of the regional health ministry. Results: 37% of survey respondents spoke indigenous languages at home, and 38% had six or fewer years of education. 82% had a mobile phone; half (45% used text messaging with a standard phone, and 9% had a smartphone. Smartphones were least common among patients who were older, spoke indigenous languages, or had less education. IVR programme participants completed 1007 self-management support calls, with an overall response rate of 51%. IVR call completion was lower among older adults, but was not related to patients’ ethnicity, health status or healthcare access. IVR health and self-care reports were consistent with information reported during baseline interviews. Patients’ likelihood of reporting excellent, very good, or good health (versus fair or poor health via IVR increased during programme participation, and was associated with better medication adherence. Patients completing follow-up interviews were satisfied with the programme, with 19/20 (95% reporting that they would recommend it to a friend. Conclusions: By collaborating with LMICs, m-health programmes can be transferred from higher-resource centres to LMICs and implemented in ways that improve access to self-management support among people

  10. Biotic nitrosation of diclofenac in a soil aquifer system (Katari watershed, Bolivia).

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    Chiron, Serge; Duwig, Céline

    2016-09-15

    Up till now, the diclofenac (DCF) transformation into its nitrogen-derivatives, N-nitroso-DCF (NO-DCF) and 5-nitro-DCF (NO2-DCF), has been mainly investigated in wastewater treatment plant under nitrification or denitrification processes. This work reports, for the first time, an additional DCF microbial mediated nitrosation pathway of DCF in soil under strictly anoxic conditions probably involving codenitrification processes and fungal activities. This transformation pathway was investigated by using field observations data at a soil aquifer system (Katari watershed, Bolivia) and by carrying out soil slurry batch experiments. It was also observed for diphenylamine (DPA). Field measurements revealed the occurrence of NO-DCF, NO2-DCF and NO-DPA in groundwater samples at concentration levels in the 6-68s/L range. These concentration levels are more significant than those previously reported in wastewater treatment plant effluents taking into account dilution processes in soil. Interestingly, the p-benzoquinone imine of 5-OH-DCF was also found to be rather stable in surface water. In laboratory batch experiments under strictly anoxic conditions, the transformation of DCF and DPA into their corresponding N-nitroso derivatives was well correlated to denitrification processes. It was also observed that NO-DCF evolved into NO2-DCF while NO-DPA was stable. In vitro experiments showed that the Fisher-Hepp rearrangement could not account for NO2-DCF formation. One possible mechanism might be that NO-DCF underwent spontaneous NO loss to give the resulting intermediates diphenylaminyl radical or nitrenium cation which might evolve into NO2-DCF in presence of NO2 radical or nitrite ion, respectively. PMID:27183461

  11. Predicting glacio-hydrologic change in the headwaters of the Zongo River, Cordillera Real, Bolivia

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    Frans, Chris; Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Lettenmaier, Dennis P.; Naz, Bibi S.; Clarke, Garry K. C.; Condom, Thomas; Burns, Pat; Nolin, Anne W.

    2015-11-01

    In many partially glacierized watersheds glacier recession driven by a warming climate could lead to complex patterns of streamflow response over time, often marked with rapid increases followed by sharp declines, depending on initial glacier ice cover and rate of climate change. Capturing such "phases" of hydrologic response is critical in regions where communities rely on glacier meltwater, particularly during low flows. In this paper, we investigate glacio-hydrologic response in the headwaters of the Zongo River, Bolivia, under climate change using a distributed glacio-hydrological model over the period of 1987-2100. Model predictions are evaluated through comparisons with satellite-derived glacier extent estimates, glacier surface velocity, in situ glacier mass balance, surface energy flux, and stream discharge measurements. Historically (1987-2010) modeled glacier melt accounts for 27% of annual runoff, and 61% of dry season (JJA) runoff on average. During this period the relative glacier cover was observed to decline from 35 to 21% of the watershed. In the future, annual and dry season discharge is projected to decrease by 4% and 27% by midcentury and 25% and 57% by the end of the century, respectively, following the loss of 81% of the ice in the watershed. Modeled runoff patterns evolve through the interplay of positive and negative trends in glacier melt and increased evapotranspiration as the climate warms. Sensitivity analyses demonstrate that the selection of model surface energy balance parameters greatly influences the trajectory of hydrological change projected during the first half of the 21st century. These model results underscore the importance of coupled glacio-hydrology modeling.

  12. An extended real-time flood impact forecasting system for the Chapare watershed in Bolivia

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    Rossi, Lauro; Gabellani, Simone; Masoero, Alessandro; Dolia, Daniele; Rudari, Roberto

    2016-04-01

    All over the world a lot of cities are located in flood-prone areas and million of people are exposed to inundation risk. To cope with that the social safety demands efficient civil protection structures able to reduce flood risk by issuing warnings. This task requires civil protection organisms to adopt systems able to support their activities in predicting floods and rainfall impacts. For this reason flood early warning systems, based on rainfall observations and predictions, has become very useful because they are able to provide in advance a quantitative evaluation of possible effects in term of discharge and peak flow. Traditionally those forecasting systems use hydrologic models coupled with meteorological models to forecast discharge in relevant river sections and are called hydro-meteorological chains. In order to have a better representation of the flood dynamics, these hydro-meteorological chains can be expanded to include bi-dimensional hydraulic models where the level exposure is high or flow singularities (e.g. junctions, deltas, etc.) require more accurate investigation. That information allows the generation of real-time inundation scenarios that can be used by civil protection and authorities to estimate impact on population and take counter-measures. The new real-time flood impact forecasting chain consists of a suite of hydrometeorological tools that combines meteorological models, a disaggregation tool and a fully distributed hydrological model and a bidimensional hydraulic model that produces inundation scenarios in the most exposed river segments of the flood plain and a scenario tool that allows the assessment of assets involved. The complete modelling chain has been implemented in the Chapare watershed in Bolivia and it is managed by the Dewetra platform, which since 2013 is used by the Civil Defense and National Meteorological service as the main national Early Warning supporting tool.

  13. Influence of ENSO and PDO on mountain glaciers in the outer tropics: case studies in Bolivia

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    Veettil, Bijeesh Kozhikkodan; Bremer, Ulisses Franz; de Souza, Sergio Florêncio; Maier, Éder Leandro Bayer; Simões, Jefferson Cardia

    2016-08-01

    This paper emphasize on the observational investigation of an ice-covered volcano and two glaciated mountains in the Central Andes from 1984 to 2011. Annual snowlines of the Nevado Sajama in the Cordillera Occidental and the Nevado Cololo and the Nevado Huanacuni in the Cordillera Apolobamba in Bolivia were calculated using remote sensing data. Landsat TM, Landsat ETM+, and LISS-III images taken during the end of dry season were used in this study. Changes in the highest annual snowline during May-September is used an indirect measure of the changes in the equilibrium line altitude of the glaciers in the outer tropics. We tried to understand the combined influence of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on the variations in the annual snowline altitude of the selected glaciers. Meteorological data in the form of gridded datasets were used for calculating the anomalies in precipitation and temperature during the study period. It is found that the glaciated areas were fluctuated with the occurrence of warm and cold phase of ENSO but the magnitude of the influence of ENSO is observed to be controlled by the phase changes of PDO. Snowline of the Nevado Sajama fluctuated heavily when cold and warm phases of ENSO occur during the cold and warm regimes of PDO, respectively. Nevado Cololo and Nevado Huanacuni are showing a continuous retreating trend during the same period. This clearly indicates that the changes in the Pacific SST patterns have more influence on glaciers in the Cordillera Occidental compared with those in the Cordillera Oriental of the Bolivian Andes.

  14. Rural power supply with local management: Examples from Bolivia, India and Nepal

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    Gerger, Aa.; Gullberg, M.

    1997-08-01

    Local management of rural power supply is being evaluated in a joint research project conducted by Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on new approaches to management and organization of rural electrification. The study is based on literature, and on data from eight visited local organizations for management of power supply in Bolivia (4), India (1) and Nepal (3). Common for these countries is that the national, rural electrification programmes have encountered difficulties. Governments have failed to generate enough funds from existing power supply systems to cover the cost for a continued rural electrification. In cases where large private companies exist, they have had few incentives for expanding into rural areas since it is often not profit making. A third category may be defined as local initiators to power supply, private or co-operative. In all these countries, locally managed power supply systems have developed as a complement to governmental and other large scale programmes. The national policies pertaining to rural power supply in general and local management thereof in particular are described for each country. From the study, it appears that local management of rural power supply is a feasible approach in developing countries. Local management of rural power supply can slightly lower the costs of electrification, and it may help accelerate the pace of load development in newly electrified areas. For successful local organizations though, the most significant factor appears to be local peoples` willingness to develop their own area. Important though, is that proper financial and technical assistance is provided the local organizations. Crucial for sound external assistance is that the national rural electrification policies are clear and consistent. 53 refs, 1 fig, 11 tabs

  15. Characteristics of the aerial regime of an aridisol at the central high plateau of Bolivia

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    In this work, the aerial regime of an aridisol with a loam clay-sandy texture of the central area of the high plateau of Bolivia, was determined as a function of the monthly volumetric moisture (using mean values) and the total porosity of the horizons Ap (0-19 cm), Bt (19-49 cm) and Cca (49-70 cm), Bt (19-49 cm) and Cca (49-70 cm). Values of moisture were determined during three year: 1983-84, 1984-5 and 1985-86 with the neutron probe. Fluctuations of the soil air content during the research period in the Ap and Bt horizons were strictly dependant on the precipitations and their seasonal variations due to porosity which was considered constant. Because this work was made in a soil with natural vegetation cover and without physical changes produced by tillage. The soil air content in the sandy Ap horizon showed higher values and greater difference (4-27%) than inferior horizons rich in clay (2-14%). The results were compared with quotes from the Czechoslovakian literature on the requirement of soil air content for certain crops: 15-35% for potatoes, 10-15% for cereals and 5-10% for pastures. This aridisol showing certain properties as clay horizons from 20 cm depth, unstable structure and insufficient air contents, can only be used for cereals and pastures. The use of these soils could be extended to crops with greater air requirements, if the water and aerial regimes are improved with the help of subsoilers, deepening the top soil and incorporating manure and green manure for improving the soil structure and porosity

  16. Treatment and prevention of malnutrition in Latin America: focus on Chile and Bolivia.

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    Weisstaub, Gerardo; Aguilar, Ana Maria; Uauy, Ricardo

    2014-06-01

    Seven million children under 5 years of age died worldwide in 2011, and one-third had malnutrition. Latin America and Caribbean countries stand out for the notable improvement of their health and nutrition situation, particularly in pregnant women and young children. Nutrition-sensitive interventions such as promoting food security, women's empowerment, social safety nets, clean water, and sanitation, among others, are critical for success. In Bolivia, the program Desnutrición Cero (Malnutrition Zero) was able to reduce mortality from severe malnutrition after 5 years from 25% to less than 5%, based on widespread implementation of the World Health Organization 10-steps protocol for hospitalized care and the application of community management. The Economic Commission for Latin America estimated the cost of malnutrition for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic as US $6,658 million. Approximately 1 million children have dropped out of school because of malnutrition, and as a result, malnourished children have 2 years less schooling, which brings social and economic losses not only to those affected but to society at large. National and international nutrition and food programs developed over the past 50 years have been implemented as integral components of broader strategies of primary healthcare and education, oriented toward preventing deaths and improving the quality of life of low-socioeconomic-status groups. Treating hundreds or thousands of affected children will not solve the global public health problem of malnutrition. Access to adequate amounts of quality foods represents a basic human right and is a necessary precondition for health. In turn, good nutrition and health are prerequisites for human, social, and economic development. PMID:25069292

  17. Case history: recovery of the Bolivia-Brazil natural gas pipeline at the Vocoroca reservoir crossing Parana state; Caso historico: recuperacao da travessia do gasoduto Bolivia-Brazil no reservatorio da barragem de Vocoroca-Parana

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    The Bolivia-Brazil Natural Gas Pipeline - GASBOL - begins in the city of Santa Cruz of La Sierra, in Bolivia, arriving in Canoas (RS), in Brazil, traveling an extension of 3.150 Km. Of this total, 2.593 Km are in Brazilian soil. In the kilometer 526+500m of the south spread, GASBOL crosses the reservoir of the Vocoroca's dam (COPEL), which had its operational level reduced, in face of the station of the droughts that usually reaches the area in the months of March to September. The lowing of the reservoir caused the turn of the course of Fojo River (Sao Joaozinho River) to its natural quota, forming a waterfall, whose hydraulic gradient caused the removal of the sediment and part of the foundation soil, discovering the pipe that was with space free from approximately 13 m of length. This paper discusses the solution adopted, as well as the several details of the recovery project, besides geotechnical and hydraulic studies and the aspects of safety of the Gas Pipeline. (author)

  18. Metrological control of the gas flow and analysis of mass conservation in Bolivia-Brasil gas pipeline; Controle metrologico da vazao de gas e analise da conservacao de massa no gasoduto Bolivia-Brazil

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    Palhares, Julio Cesar [TBG - Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil, S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Orlando, Alcir de Faro; Frota, Mauricio Nogueira [Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Curso de Pos-graduacao em Metrologia para Qualidade Industrial

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    International gas pipelines reflect a integrated commerce and impose a metrological challenge for the custody transferences that indistinctly imply in significant economic impact. This work argues the complex analysis of the mass balance and expression of uncertainties of the Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil (3.150 Km of length, 557 Km in Bolivian territory and 2.593 Km that cross Brazil of West for East), today carrying approximately 60% from its maximum capacity (30 million of cubic meters daily), operating for the Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia Brasil S.A., a enterprise controlled by PETROBRAS Gas S/A (GASPETRO). The TBG measuring methods always taking care of the necessities of the customers as well as being lined up with the changes of the natural gas market. In six years of existence, the TBG came along with the legislation created for regulating agency in formation and adjusted to the establishment of the contract inspector, important landmarks of the evolution of the market. This work presents the definitions that guide the metrological subjects of the TBG, making use of efficient tools in answers for each demand and searching to satisfy its proper necessities, the necessities of its customers and the new demands of the regulating agency. (author)

  19. How important are national companies for oil and gas sector performance? Lessons from the Bolivia and Brazil case studies

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    Control of natural resources, especially oil and gas, has been a major issue in the consideration of underdevelopment. In the present commodity boom, some Latin American economies are reforming their resource exploitation regimes, especially those issues linked with foreign capital share. The purpose of this report is to analyze these changes in the Bolivian and Brazilian oil and gas sectors in order to answer such questions as: Which property system combining public and private capital is the most suitable? Which regulating framework can guarantee a sustainable increase in output and investment? Our analyses lead to the conclusion that the regulatory framework can establish a particular ownership structure that is considered favorable for improving the performance of oil and gas sector, but the internal dynamics and the historical trajectories of enterprises will also be determining factors that interact with the given regulatory framework, generating mixed results. - highlights: • We analyze the influence of the regulatory framework in the growth of production. • We analyze the influence of the regulatory framework in investment dynamics. • We compare the regulatory frameworks for Brazil and Bolivia. • We compare the importance of public and private companies in hydrocarbons in Brazil and Bolivia

  20. Crisis de las hegemonías en América latina: los casos de Bolivia y Chile

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    Luis Albero Vivero Arriagada

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es comprender y distinguir cómo se manifiesta, la ruptura o crisis de la hegemonía de las clases dominantes, cómo se presentan los procesos y posibilidades de reconfiguración de las clases sociales y las correlaciones de las fuerzas políticas entre las élites dominantes y los sectores excluidos. Se toma como referencia los casos de Bolivia y Chile en el período comprendido entre los años 2006 y 2012 ya que permite tener como referencia los triunfos electorales de Evo Morales en Bolivia y en el caso de Chile el primer gobierno de Michelle Bachelet y el triunfo de Sebastián Piñera. Desde una perspectiva hermenéutica crítica se realiza una revisión y análisis interpretativo de las obras de Antonio Gramsci y de otros referentes del pensamiento crítico latinoamericano que nos aporta un marco teórico que ilumina el análisis interpretativo. Se concluye que los conflictos y las contradicciones presentes en estos países dan cuenta de la posibilidad de construcción de nuevas relaciones sociales y políticas a partir de las luchas contra hegemónicas que han venido protagonizando las clases excluidas.

  1. Determination of the Fault Plane of the 2013 Santa Cruz Earthquake, Bolivia, Through Relative Location of Aftershocks

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    Rivadeneyra Vera, J. C.; Assumpcao, M.

    2015-12-01

    The Central Andes of southern Bolivia is a highly seismic region due to the faults present in this area which eventually could generate earthquakes up to 8.5 Mw. Nevertheless most of them are shallow and have low magnitude. In 2013, an earthquake of 5.0 Mw ocurred in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, it was followed by five aftershocks in the two months after the mainshock. Distances between epicenters of the aftershocks and the mainshock are up to 34 km, which is greater than expected for an earthquake of this magnitude. Additionaly the uncertainty of the epicenters is around 20 km; this scenario is not suitable for studies looking to determine the seismogenic fault orientation. Using data from South American stations of the international network of the Incorporated Research Institutions dor Seismology (IRIS) and the relative location technique, that uses the surface waves (usually the clearest wave in noisy sismograms), the epicenters of five aftershocks of the Santa Cruz series were determinated in relation the mainshock. This method enabled to achieve epicentral locations with uncertainties smaller than 2 km, distances between the aftershocks and the mainshock are up to 7 km, in accordance with the magnitude of the earthquake. The result of the relative location showed a N - S trend of the epicenters in agreement with the location and orientation of the Mandeyapecua fault, the largest reverse fault in Bolivia. Key words: Relative location, Surface waves

  2. Análisis de la situación epidemiológica de enfermedades vacunables en Bolivia

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    Carla Arrázola

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es describir la evolución de la incidencia de enfermedades vacunables y la cobertura de las mismas en Bolivia por departamentos. Es un estudio descriptivo de tendencias temporales de la cobertura vacunal y de la incidencia de enfermedades vacunables por departamento: Ambos datos se confeccionaron en base a fuentes secundarias. Las incidencias se calcularon en base a la información del Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica del Sistema Nacional de Salud y la población censada en cada departamento. La cobertura de vacunación se calculó según la información de dosis de vacunas administradas disponible en el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y la población diana censada. Los datos son inconstantes y en muchos casos inexistentes. Con la información disponible podemos señalar que la distribución de las enfermedades así como la cobertura de vacunación es muy heterogénea en Bolivia. Debe trabajarse en reforzar el sistema de vigilancia para conseguir datos confiables y poder realizar planes específicos en cada departamento para combatir las enfermedades que mayor carga de morbilidad producen.

  3. Carbon storage and long-term rate of accumulation in high-altitude Andean peatlands of Bolivia

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    J.A. Hribljan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available (1 The high-altitude (4,500+ m Andean mountain range of north-western Bolivia contains many peatlands. Despite heavy grazing pressure and potential damage from climate change, little is known about these peatlands. Our objective was to quantify carbon pools, basal ages and long-term peat accumulation rates in peatlands in two areas of the arid puna ecoregion of Bolivia: near the village of Manasaya in the Sajama National Park (Cordillera Occidentale, and in the Tuni Condoriri National Park (Cordillera Real. (2 We cored to 5 m depth in the Manasaya peatland, whose age at 5 m was ca. 3,675 yr. BP with a LARCA of 47 g m-2 yr-1. However, probing indicated that the maximum depth was 7–10 m with a total estimated (by extrapolation carbon stock of 1,040 Mg ha-1. The Tuni peat body was 5.5 m thick and initiated ca. 2,560 cal. yr. BP. The peatland carbon stock was 572 Mg ha-1 with a long-term rate of carbon accumulation (LARCA of 37 g m-2 yr-1. (3 Despite the dry environment of the Bolivian puna, the region contains numerous peatlands with high carbon stocks and rapid carbon accumulation rates. These peatlands are heavily used for llama and alpaca grazing.

  4. From Adopt-a-Project to Permanent Services: The Evolution of Water For People’s Approach to Rural Water Supply in Bolivia

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    Kate Fogelberg

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The dominant paradigm in rural water provision in Bolivia has focused on the provision of infrastructure, whether by government agencies or international cooperation groups. However, the investment in infrastructure has led neither to universal access for all Bolivians nor to consistently high levels of services for those who do have access to a water system. This paper will describe the transition of one international non-profit organisation, Water For People, from supporting dispersed water projects throughout the country towards targeted support of water services at the municipal level, aiming to support permanent universal services. The institutional evolution – including changes in governance, implementation strategy, donor base, and indicators of success – that allowed field programmes to shift from projects to services provides the context for the change of approach in Bolivia. A discussion of the various aspects that have changed in the organisation’s operations in seven municipalities in Bolivia, from the scale of intervention, to municipal-wide planning information and tools, to support to service providers and service authorities, and an increased focus on post-construction monitoring, demonstrates how the Everyone, Forever approach is resulting in a more service- delivery-oriented approach in Bolivia.

  5. Bolivia : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

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    2002-01-01

    This report is on the observance of standards and codes (ROSC) for the "Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 40 Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and 8 Special Recommendations Combating the Financing of Terrorism." Bolivia's system to prevent and suppress money laundering fulfills most of the FATF 40 recommendations and applies to the insurance, stock market, and financial sectors. H...

  6. Dealing with the state, the market and NGOs : the impact of institutions on the constitution and performance of Community Forest Enterprises (CFE) in the lowlands of Bolivia

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    Benneker, C.E.B.

    2008-01-01

    The overall objective of this research was to determine whether and how the institutional environment influences the establishment and performance of Community Forest Enterprises (CFEs) in Bolivia. This study defines CFEs as organizations that: (1) manage collectively owned forests in name of all

  7. Mineralogy and thermal properties of kaolin from the San José (Oruro, Bolivia)

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    Alfonso, Pura; Garcia-Valles, Maite; Martínez, Salvador; Amando Penedo, Lucio; Elvys Trujillo, Juan

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    The San José mine, Oruro, Bolivia is known for provided a broad diversity of minerals. The San José Sn deposit is a Sn-Ag deposit composed of veins hosted in a complex of Miocene domes from monzonitic to dioritic composition within rhyolitic volcanic rocks hosted in Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Advanced argillitic alteration. is widespread in the surroundings of the deposit. Kaolinitization reach industrial importance and the kaolinitized rock is exploited, however it was not already been characterised. In this study we present a preliminary mineralogical and thermal characterization to determine the industrial applications of these kaolinitic materials. A sampling of the kaolinitized rocks in outcrops from the mining area was undertaken. The chemical composition of major and trace elements was determined by X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Mineralogy was obtained by powder diffraction X-ray (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Quantitative determination of phases was obtained by the Rietveld refinement method using the Fullprof software. Thermal properties were determined by differential thermal analysis-thermo gravimetry (DTA -TG) and dilatometry. Mineral phases determined are mainly quartz (54-55 wt. %), kaolinite (7-8 wt. %), K-feldspar (8-19 wt. %), muscovite (16-17 wt. %), plagioclase up to 3 wt. %, alunite up to 8 wt% and gypsum up to 4 wt%. DTA -TG show a first endothermic event related to the dehydration of gypsum, with a loss weight of 0.4 wt%. An endothermic peak corresponding to the loss of the OH- groups of kaolinite occurs about 520 °C and an exothermic, at 980 °C, due to the crystallization of the mullite phase. The endothermic peak is attributed to the transformation of kaolinite in metakaolinite: Al2Si2O5 (OH)4  Al2Si2O7 + 2H2O and the dehydroxilation of alunite; the loss weight associated with this event is 2.9-3.2 wt%. The exothermic peak is caused by the formation of mullite: 3Al2Si2O7  Al6Si2O13 + 4SiO2. Another loss weight, of 3wt%, is

  8. Application of WinSRFR4 program to zigzag corrugated furrow irrigation in Bolivia

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    Roldán Cañas, José; Moreno Perez, Maria Fatima; Garcia Moreno, Francisco Javier; Chipana, Rene

    2013-04-01

    Program WinSRFR4, developed by the Agricultural Research Service-U.S. Department of Agriculture, is used to perform surface irrigation evaluations, to establish appropriate irrigation parameters to get better irrigation efficiencies, to execute irrigation simulations and so to set several alternatives to the design of an irrigation. This paper aims to adapt WinSRFR4 program to zigzag corrugated furrow irrigation performed in the Andean regions of Bolivia. These irrigations are quite peculiar as they are carried out in areas with steep slope and with very low flow rates to avoid the risk of erosion. Besides of this, the flow rates are quite variable during the irrigation application. The greater length of the furrows is drawn on contours performing small jumps between consecutive contours. Available data are taken for seven irrigations for different periods of lettuce crop growth. First, a model that fits irrigations executed has been searched. For this, we have conducted a series of tests with the program WinSRFR4, being necessary to carry some simplifications given the peculiarity of this type of irrigation. The procedure consisted in determining the advance curves during irrigation. Later, the parameters of the Kostiakov - Lewis equation have been calculated by the method of Walker and Elliot. Although the furrow longitudinal profile was available, a mean slope was used at the time of establishing the model. WinSRFR provides a model of analyzed irrigation with a coefficient of determination ranged from R2 = 0.3520 to R2 = 0.9095. Finally, the errors obtained in the mass balances are between 2% and 14%. The model showed that application efficiencies ranged between 9% and 35%, rather poor, while runoff coefficients varied between 47% and 91%. Not too much importance is given to the fact that runoff occurs because runoff water is used in plots located at a lower level Irrigation simulations have been carried out using WinSRFR by changing the operation variables

  9. Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia and life in the Atacama: Environmental physics and analogies to Mars

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    Hock, Andrew Nelson

    Although there is no perfect environmental analog to Mars on Earth, quantitative study of relevant terrestrial field sites can serve as the basis for physical models and technology development to aid future exploration. This dissertation describes original field and laboratory research on two terrestrial analog sites: Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia, and the Atacama Desert, Chile. Atop Licancabur, at an elevation of nearly 6,000 meters above sea level, sits the highest volcanic lake on Earth. Prior to this work, little was known about the lake, its waters, the role of volcanism or its potential relationship to locales on Mars. In the first part of this work, I describe observations of the lake resulting from several years of field study, including data on meteorological conditions and solar irradiance. These and other measurements provide the basis for (1) the first quantitative mass and energy balance model of the lake, and (2) the first determination of the altitude effect on solar visible and ultraviolet flux from the high altitude summit. Under the observed conditions, model results indicate: lake waters are primarily meteoric in origin and evaporating rapidly; volcanic input is not required to explain observations of lake water temperature or year-end model results. Nearby, Chile's Atacama Desert is known to be one of the driest, most inhospitable environments on Earth. There, environmental similarities to Mars provide an apt testing ground for new astrobiological exploration technologies. In the latter part of this work, I present results from my work with the Life In The Atacama (LITA) Mars rover field experiment. In particular, I report on the development of a new data analysis tool named the LITA Data Scoring System (DSS). Subject to the user-defined constraints, the DSS was used to facilitate targeting, analysis and mapping of rover science results relevant to potential habitability and evidence for life at three desert field sites. Although experimental in

  10. Identifying and attributing common data quality problems: temperature and precipitation observations in Bolivia and Peru

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    Hunziker, Stefan; Gubler, Stefanie; Calle, Juan; Moreno, Isabel; Andrade, Marcos; Velarde, Fernando; Ticona, Laura; Carrasco, Gualberto; Castellón, Yaruska; Oria Rojas, Clara; Brönnimann, Stefan; Croci-Maspoli, Mischa; Konzelmann, Thomas; Rohrer, Mario

    2016-04-01

    Assessing climatological trends and extreme events requires high-quality data. However, for many regions of the world, observational data of the desired quality is not available. In order to eliminate errors in the data, quality control (QC) should be applied before data analysis. If the data still contains undetected errors and quality problems after QC, a consequence may be misleading and erroneous results. A region which is seriously affected by observational data quality problems is the Central Andes. At the same time, climatological information on ongoing climate change and climate risks are of utmost importance in this area due to its vulnerability to meteorological extreme events and climatic changes. Beside data quality issues, the lack of metadata and the low station network density complicate quality control and assessment, and hence, appropriate application of the data. Errors and data problems may occur at any point of the data generation chain, e.g. due to unsuitable station configuration or siting, poor station maintenance, erroneous instrument reading, or inaccurate data digitalization and post processing. Different measurement conditions in the predominantly conventional station networks in Bolivia and Peru compared to the mostly automated networks e.g. in Europe or Northern America may cause different types of errors. Hence, applying QC methods used on state of the art networks to Bolivian and Peruvian climate observations may not be suitable or sufficient. A comprehensive amount of Bolivian and Peruvian maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation in-situ measurements were analyzed to detect and describe common data quality problems. Furthermore, station visits and reviews of the original documents were done. Some of the errors could be attributed to a specific source. Such information is of great importance for data users, since it allows them to decide for what applications the data still can be used. In ideal cases, it may even allow to

  11. Chagas disease in an area of recent occupation in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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    Albarracin-Veizaga Hugo

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: A descriptive, entomological and seroepidemiological study on Chagas disease was conducted in a place of recent occupation on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia: Avaroa/Primer de Mayo (population:3,000, where the socio-economic level is low and no control measures have been made available. METHODS: The immunofluorescent antibody test (IFAT was used for IgG and IgM anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in filter paper bloodspot eluates from 128 subjects (73 females, 55 males selected by systematic sampling. Concerning each subject age, gender, birthplace, occupation, duration of residence and building materials used in their houses were recorded. Vectors were captured both in domestic and peridomestic environments. RESULTS: Seropositive, 12.5% (16/128: females, 15.1% (11/73; males, 9.1% (5/55. Average time of residence: 6.1 years for the whole population sample and 7.4 years for the seropositive subjects. Most houses had adobe walls (76.7% , n= 30, galvanized iron rooves (86.7% and earthen floors (53.4% 80% of the walls had crevices. One hundred forty seven specimens of Triatoma infestans were captured, of which 104 (70.7% were domestic, and 1 peridomestic Triatoma sordida. Precipitin host identification: birds, 67.5%; humans, 27.8%; rodents, 11.9%; dogs, 8.7%; cats, 1.6%. House infestation and density indices were 53.3 and 493.0 respectively. We found 21 (14.3% specimens of T. infestans infected with trypanosomes, 18 (85.7% of which in domestic environments. DISCUSSION: The elements for the vector transmission of Chagas disease are present in Avaroa/Primer de Mayo and the ancient custom of keeping guinea pigs indoors adds to the risk of human infection. In neighboring Cochabamba, due to substandard quality control, contaminated blood transfusions are not infrequent, which further aggravates the spread of Chagas disease. Prompt action to check the transmission of this infection, involving additionally the congenital and transfusional

  12. New 40Ar/39Ar Ages From Southwest Bolivia Refine the Timing of APVC Volcanism

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    Salisbury, M.; de Silva, S. L.; Jicha, B.; Singer, B.; Jiménez, N.; Ort, M.

    2008-12-01

    The Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex (APVC) of the Central Andes has produced prodigious silicic volcanism (at least 11,000 km3 of magma) over the last 10 Ma including some of the largest known ignimbrites on Earth. Despite excellent exposure, little previous work had been conducted on the timing and distribution of ignimbrite volcanism in the Lípez region of southwestern Bolivia, the heart of the APVC. To address this deficiency we have performed ~612 single crystal laser-fusion 40Ar/39Ar analyses from 39 pumice and bulk matrix samples collected from the main ignimbrite units within the Lípez region. Geochemistry of pumice and mineral samples, and paleomagnetic data are also being used to correlate individual ignimbrite units. Our new 40Ar/39Ar results establish new or refined eruption ages (with 2σ error) from the Vilama caldera at 8.41±0.02 Ma, Pastos Grandes caldera at 5.45±0.02 and 2.94±0.01 Ma, and Guacha caldera at 5.65±0.01, and 3.57±0.02 Ma. New ages were also determined for eruptions from the Panizos ignimbrite shield (6.86±0.03 Ma), Juvina ignimbrite shield (5.23±0.01 Ma), and the Laguna Colorado ignimbrite shield (2.21±0.05 and 1.95±0.03 Ma). The oldest ignimbrite we have found in the area is 10.33±0.64 Ma, a local unit beneath the Vilama ignimbrite. The youngest units have been identified west of the Guacha caldera with eruption ages of 1.70±0.6 Ma and 0.70±0.01 Ma. These results demonstrate that ignimbrite-producing eruptions in the Lípez region span the age of APVC volcanism previously established, with the largest eruptions occurring from long-lived, cyclic supervolcano caldera systems like Guacha and Pastos Grandes. The aggregate data from the APVC support the hypothesis that the APVC developed predominantly during distinct pulses of massive ignimbrite eruptions at ~8, 6, and 4 Ma and attest to episodic behavior of the magmatic system. Ignimbrites of geothermal presence and active local surface deformation suggest that the magma

  13. Precipitation comparison for the CFSR, MERRA, TRMM3B42 and Combined Scheme datasets in Bolivia

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    Blacutt, Luis A.; Herdies, Dirceu L.; de Gonçalves, Luis Gustavo G.; Vila, Daniel A.; Andrade, Marcos

    2015-09-01

    An overwhelming number of applications depend on reliable precipitation estimations. However, over complex terrain in regions such as the Andes or the southwestern Amazon, the spatial coverage of rain gauges is scarce. Two reanalysis datasets, a satellite algorithm and a scheme that combines surface observations with satellite estimations were selected for studying rainfall in the following areas of Bolivia: the central Andes, Altiplano, southwestern Amazonia, and Chaco. These Bolivian regions can be divided into three main basins: the Altiplano, La Plata, and Amazon. The selected reanalyses were the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, which has a horizontal resolution (~ 50 km) conducive for studying rainfall in relatively small precipitation systems, and the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis and Reforecast, which features an improved horizontal resolution (~ 38 km). The third dataset was the seventh version of the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission 3B42 algorithm, which is conducive for studying rainfall at an ~ 25 km horizontal resolution. The fourth dataset utilizes a new technique known as the Combined Scheme, which successfully removes satellite bias. All four of these datasets were aggregated to a coarser resolution. Additionally, the daily totals were calculated to match the cumulative daily values of the ground observations. This research aimed to describe and compare precipitations in the two reanalysis datasets, the satellite-algorithm dataset, and the Combined Scheme with ground observations. Two seasons were selected for studying the precipitation estimates: the rainy season (December-February) and the dry season (June-August). The average, bias, standard deviation, correlation coefficient, and root mean square error were calculated. Moreover, a contingency table was generated to calculate the accuracy, bias frequency, probability of detection, false alarm ratio, and equitable threat score. All four datasets correctly

  14. Estado nutricional y características de la dieta de un grupo de adolescentes de la localidad rural de Calama, Bolivia Nutritional status and diet characteristics of a group of adolescents from the rural locality Calama, Bolivia

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    F. J. A. Pérez-Cueto

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    Full Text Available En 2003 se llevó a cabo una encuesta piloto en el área rural del Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia, con la finalidad de establecer los patrones de la dieta de un grupo de estudiantes de secundaria con escaso contacto con las zonas urbanas. El estudio consistió en una encuesta de consumo de alimentos (recordatorio de 24 horas, medidas antropométricas y la información sociodemográfica. Se encontró una prevalencia de 9% de sobrepeso en la muestra, siendo esta mayor en las mujeres (25%. No se observaron diferencias significativas entre varones y mujeres en el aporte de nutrientes por parte de la dieta. La ingesta de energía fue repartida entre las cinco comidas regulares: 22 % en el desayuno, 20% en el recreo, 24% en el almuerzo, 12% a la hora del té, y 22% en la cena. Se compararon asimismo las características antropométricas de los varones de Calama con varones de la ciudad de La Paz, habiéndose hallado que las diferencias son solamente significativas con respecto a los niños en colegios privados. La información proporcionada en el presente estudio puede ser utilizada para fines de elaboración de políticas nutricionales en Bolivia.In 2003 a pilot study was carried out in the rural area of the Bolivian Department of La Paz aiming at the identification of dietary patterns among a group of secondary school adolescents who have little or scarce contact with the urban centres. The study consisted of a food intake survey (24 h recall, the measurement of anthropometrics and sociodemographic information. Nine percent was the global prevalence of overweight, although it was more present in girls. No statistically significant differences were found between nutrients in the diets of boys and girls. The energy intake was distributed in the five usual eating times as follows: 22% breakfast, 20% break time at school, 24% lunch, 12% tea time and 22% dinner. Furthermore, the anthropometric measures of boys were compared with their urban counterparts

  15. Construction of new tie-in in the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline (GASBOL) using hot tapping techniques; Derivacao do Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil com a tecnica de hot-tapping

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    Frisoli, Caetano [TRANSPETRO - PETROBRAS Transportes, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Frota, Cristiane Souto; Leite Filho, Ismael Casono; Lobao Filho, Jesualdo Pereira; Saavedra, Marcelo Curto [Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil, S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    To supply 2,4 MM m3/d of natural gas to Tres Lagoas thermo electric plant, it was necessary to install a new delivery point of 12'' in the 32'' trunk line of Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline. The most efficient method for executing new delivery points and maintenance repairs in pipelines is using the 'hot-tapping' technique, because there is no need to stop flow and blow down lines. This paper shows the project, specifications, planning and a detailed job execution to support this new city-gate, using a T split sleeve welded in the pipeline, explaining all the activities. Complex and innovative aspects related to the welding and inspection processes, executed in a API 5L X70 pipe at 92 kgf/cm{sup 2}, are also reported. (author)

  16. Efficiency analysis on the use of internal lining in the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline; Analise da eficiencia do uso de revestimento interno na tubulacao do gasoduto Bolivia-Brasil

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    Frisoli, Caetano [TRANSPETRO - PETROBRAS Transporte S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Silva, Marcos Jose Moraes da [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Bittencourt, Maria Angelica Santos; Coelho Junior, Robson Teixeira [TBG - Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia Brasil S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    The internal lining in gas pipelines aims the reduction of roughness and, consequently, the friction factor, therefore resulting in a reduction of pressure drop in natural gas flowing. During Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline basic design, the cost benefit of internal coating was analyzed, in terms of friction factor reduction and distances between Compressor Stations. It was observed an increase of transport capacity and reduction of compressors' power, thus leading to its utilization. Since the pipeline is already in operation, using a SCADA system with Advanced Functions, a comparison between the current real friction factor in the pipeline with that theoretical values used during the design phase becomes possible. Through this comparison, it is possible to evaluate internal coating's efficiency, quantifying its real benefit for gas pipelines. (author)

  17. La red de monitoreo glacio-hidrologico de ORSTOM y de sus contrapartes en Bolivia, Peru y Ecuador : une herramienta para el estudio del recalentamiento global y de sus consecuencias en los tropicos

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    Pouyaud, Bernard; Francou, Bernard; Ribstein, Pierre

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    Desde hace algunos años, junto con sus contrapartes sudamericanas de Bolivia, Peru y Ecuador, ORSTOM mantiene una red de mediciones en algunos glaciares representativos de estos 3 paises. Los glaciares tropicales son, en efecto, objetos hidrologicos que integran particularmente bien los efectos de un cambio climatico. Es asi que los primeros resultados evidenciaron la influencia de los acontecimientos ENSO sobre la hidrologia glaciar, con efectos contrastados en la Cordillera Real de Bolivia ...

  18. Risk factors for diarrhea in children under five years of age residing in peri-urban communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    George, Christine Marie; Perin, Jamie; Neiswender de Calani, Karen J; Norman, W Ray; Perry, Henry; Davis, Thomas P; Lindquist, Erik D

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    This study examined the relationship between childhood diarrhea prevalence and caregiver knowledge of the causes and prevention of diarrhea in a prospective cohort of 952 children Cochabamba, Bolivia. The survey of caregiver knowledge found that more than 80% of caregivers were unaware that hand washing with soap could prevent childhood diarrhea. Furthermore, when asked how to keep food safe for children to eat only 17% of caregivers reported hand washing before cooking and feeding a child. Lack of caregiver awareness of the importance of practices related to hygiene and sanitation for diarrhea prevention were significant risk factors for diarrheal disease in this cohort. The knowledge findings from this study suggest that health promotion in these communities should put further emphasis on increasing knowledge of how water treatment, hand washing with soap, proper disposal of child feces, and food preparation relate to childhood diarrhea prevention. PMID:25311693

  19. A field study of the socio-ecology of the Goeldi's monkey (Callimico goeldii) in northern Bolivia.

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    Pook, A G; Pook, G

    1981-01-01

    A 5-month field study on both the distribution and ecology of Callimico goeldii was carried out in the seasonally dry rain forest of north-western Bolivia. The species was found to be very sparsely distributed (approximately one group per 4 km2) in isolated groups of about 6 animals throughout the study area. Callimico was found to associate a great deal with two species of Saguinus that inhabit the same region in greater densities. It appears to be a habitat specialist, preferring low-lying and damp, but well-drained, bamboo forest and spending nearly all its time within 3 m of ground level, travelling mainly by vertical clinging and leaping. We believe that this ecological specialisation accounts for the species' discontinuous micro-distribution, and that this in turn is related to Callimico's distinctive pattern of social organisation. PMID:6792016

  20. Pueblos indígenas, democracia y representación: los casos de Bolivia y Guatemala

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    Iguanzo, Isabel

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    [ES] Este trabajo descriptivo estudia la representación de los intereses de los indígenas en la Cámara Baja en Bolivia (2006) y Guatemala (2008) a través de la distinción de actitudes y comportamiento, entre los que se consideran indígenas y no indígenas. El texto se sostiene en el análisis de las encuestas realizadas por Barómetro de las Américas del Proyecto de Opinión publica de América Latina (LAPOP) y las entrevistas a legisladores del Proyecto Elites Parlamentarias en América Latina. La...

  1. IMPACT OF ADDITIONALS CONTAMINANTS DUE TO ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN TRIBUTARIES OF THE PILCOMAYO RIVER FROM CERRO RICO, POTOSÍ, BOLIVIA

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    William H.J. Strosnider

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Intensive mining and processing of the polymetallic sulfide ore body of Cerro Rico de Potosí (Bolivia has occurred since 1545. To further investigate acid mine drainage (AMD discharges and their link to downstream contamination, data were gathered during two sampling events during the most extreme periods of the dry and wet seasons of one year. Concentrations of Ag, B, Ba, Mo, Sb, Se, Sn and V in AMD and receiving streams were greater than Bolivian discharge limits and receiving water body guidelines as well as international agricultural use standards. High concentrations of rare earth metals have been documented in this area. Results indicate that contamination from mining has a larger scope than previously thought and underscore the importance of remediation.

  2. Caracterización de la Violencia Intrafamiliar en mujeres del municipio Santa Ana. Beni Bolivia Junio-Diciembre 2010.

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    Yacquelynes Corona-Hechavarria

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    Full Text Available Abordó una investigación descriptiva en municipio Santa Ana, Beni en Bolivia para determinar el comportamiento de las mujeres que sufren violencia intrafamiliar en el 2010. Los datos se obtuvieron mediante la revisión de las fichas familiares e individuales, se realizaron encuestas directas a las mujeres que sufrían violencia intrafamiliar. Se concluyo que el grupo de edad más afectado fue el de 25-34, con nivel de escolaridad secundaria, predominaron las amas de casa, se encontraron pacientes que reconocían sufrir algún tipo de violencia, las causas más frecuentes fueron los celos y el alcoholismo. Se recomendó continuar la investigación para lograr un incremento del conocimiento sobre la violencia intrafamiliar en la mujer.

  3. ¿Descolonización real o falsa descolonización en Bolivia? Corrientes de pensamiento

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    Pablo Mamani Ramírez

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    Este artículo propone que descolonizar es desmontar, de manera radical, el actual sistema de valores y las instituciones que los sustentan. En Bolivia, este es un sistema de dominación que es neocolonial y racista. Aunque se vive la descolonización de la sociedad, desde el año 2009 el gobierno del MAS quebró la posibilidad de una descolonización del Estado. Sin embargo, el gobierno proclama el triunfo de la descolonización sobre la base de que Evo Morales es un presidente indígena. Para dimensionar el alcance de estos debates, el artículo estudia otras corrientes de pensamiento acerca de la descolonización, tales como el indianismo y el katarismo, y el multiculturalismo de Xavier Albó.

  4. LOS DERECHOS FUNDAMENTALES: LA CONSTITUCIÓN Y LOS TRATADOS EN EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO DE BOLIVIA

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    René Baldivieso Guzmán

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    Full Text Available Desde la primera Constitución boliviana del año 1826, estuvieron consagrados los derechos fundamentales de la persona. La Constitución de 1994, en actual vigencia, enumera en su art. 7 los derechos fundamentales, aunque de acuerdo con el art. 35 las declaraciones, derechos y garantías que proclama la Constitución no deben entenderse como negación de otros no enunciados que nacen de la soberanía del pueblo y de la forma republicana de gobierno. Desde la creación del Tribunal Constitucional en Bolivia, se ha dado mayor grado de efectividad a la protección de estos derechos, y se ha venido invocando como fundamento de algunas de sus resoluciones, cuando han sido pertinentes, las Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos, Declaración Americana de los Derechos y Deberes del Hombre, y la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, estableciendo una relación entre el ordenamiento jurídico interno con los postulados del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos.Human rights have had constitutional protection since the first Bolivian Constitution of 1826. Article 7º. of the current Constitution of 1994 enumerates the fundamental rights, although article 35 stipulates that the protection offered by the Constitution to those rights shall not be understood as a negation of others not mentioned, which emanate from the people's sovereignty and the republican form of government. Since the establishment of the Constitutional Court in Bolivia, the protection of human rights has strengthened, with the Court often invoking the American Convention on Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, as bases for its ruling, thus acknowledging the connection between internal Law and the International Law of Human Rights.

  5. Prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en niños y adolescentes de Cochabamba (Bolivia: estudio transversal

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    Cristina Masuet-Aumatell

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La antropometría en escolares y jóvenes adolescentes de países andinos es poco conocida. Objetivos: El objetivo de dicho estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en niños y adolescentes de la región de Cochabamba (Bolivia, y su relación con diferentes variables así como determinar la concordancia entre una clasificación nacional (BAP e internacional (IOTF de obesidad y sobrepeso. Métodos: Estudio transversal realizado en el año 2010 en escolares (n = 441 entre 5 y 16 años de edad de la región de Cochabamba (Bolivia. Los padres de los participantes fueron encuestados y a los escolares se les realizó un examen físico antropométrico. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo, bivariado y de concordancia entre clasificaciones. Resultados: La prevalencia global de sobrepeso en el 2010 fue del 20,9% (IC95% 17,1-24,7 y de obesidad del 3,2% (IC95% 1,6-4,8, con mayores tasas en cohortes más jóvenes de áreas rurales. No se detectaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas según género, nivel educativo de los padres, ingesta alimentaria ni actividad física. Hubo un grado de acuerdo moderado tanto a nivel global como en el sobrepeso, y excelente en la obesidad. Conclusiones: Este estudio determinó que la prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en escolares está aumentando, principalmente en cohortes más jóvenes de áreas rurales, independientemente de actividad física e ingesta alimentaria.

  6. Análisis de las actividades delictivas en Bolivia desde la perspectiva económica

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    Gimmy Nardó Sanjines Tudela

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente investigacion es dar a conocer la correlacion espacial que determine la interaccion y dependencia espacial y temporal de las actividades delictivas en los diferentes departamentos de Bolivia. Para lograr este objetivo se analizan variables como: delitos contra la integridad corporal y la salud, homicidios, hurtos, robos, atracos o robos agravados, violaciones,estupros y abusos deshonestos, buscando explicar estos hechos delictivos mediante la realidad economica, representada por las variables Producto Interno Bruto y Producto Interno Bruto Percapita, variables sociales como numero de operativos realizados y cantidad de droga incautada y finalmente variables ambientales como la temperatura. Con base en esta informacion se realiza el análisis aplicando modelos econometricos espaciales de panel para mostrar los impactos de las variables descritas en las actividades delictivas y sus niveles incrementales.Palabras Clave: Actividades delictivas; Econometria Espacial; Imoran; Autocorrelacion Espacial; Economia y Violencia. Analysis of the criminal activities in Bolivian from the economic perspectiveAbstractThe aim of this research is to present the spatial correlation to determine the interaction and spatial and temporal dependence of criminal activities in the various departments of Bolivia. To achieve this goal variables are discussed such as; crimes against bodily integrity and health, homicide, mugging, theft, burglary or aggravated robbery, violations, rapes and indecent assault,trying to explain these crimes by economic reality, represented by the variables Gross Domestic Product and Per Capita GDP, social variables such as number of operations performed and amount of drugs seized and finally environmental variables such as temperature. Based on this information the analysis is performed using spatial econometric panel models to show the impact of the variables described in criminal activities and incremental levels

  7. La extranjerización del sistema bancario de Bolivia en la última década

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    Hurtado, Enrique

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describe el proceso de consolidación de la propiedad y el control de la gestión en los bancos que operaron en Bolivia durante el periodo de 1996 a 2006, y se evalúa de manera general el papel de los bancos extranjeros en el desarrollo del sistema bancario. El uso del concepto de subsidiaria extranjera en el país, más allá de la definición tradicional de sucursal extranjera, permite apreciar perspectivas diferentes a las habitualmente observadas sobre el desempeño de los bancos extranjeros en Bolivia. Adicionalmente, un análisis definido por las etapas de la evolución de la cartera, con aproximaciones a indicadores macro y micro, utilizando la información publicada por los bancos, posibilita también la observación de características sobresalientes y particulares en bancos nacionales y sucursales o subsidiarias extranjeras. El estudio llega a la conclusión de que los cambios más substanciales de la última década en el sistema bancario del país anfitrión, fueron protagonizados por las subsidiarias extranjeras, ya que sus modelos de negocio y actividades fueron más allá de la especialización en operaciones de comercio exterior o de carácter corporativo, pero también muestra cómo los cambios en las estrategias de sus casas matrices extranjeras pueden ser perniciosos para un sistema financiero de las características del boliviano.

  8. Residential metal contamination and potential health risks of exposure in adobe brick houses in Potosí, Bolivia.

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    McEwen, Abigail R; Hsu-Kim, Heileen; Robins, Nicholas A; Hagan, Nicole A; Halabi, Susan; Barras, Olivo; Richter, Daniel deB; Vandenberg, John J

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    Potosí, Bolivia, is the site of centuries of historic and present-day mining of the Cerro Rico, a mountain known for its rich polymetallic deposits, and was the site of large-scale Colonial era silver refining operations. In this study, the concentrations of several metal and metalloid elements were quantified in adobe brick, dirt floor, and surface dust samples from 49 houses in Potosí. Median concentrations of total mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and arsenic (As) were significantly greater than concentrations measured in Sucre, Bolivia, a non-mining town, and exceeded US-based soil screening levels. Adobe brick samples were further analyzed for bioaccessible concentrations of trace elements using a simulated gastric fluid (GF) extraction. Median GF extractable concentrations of Hg, As, and Pb were 0.085, 13.9, and 32.2% of the total element concentration, respectively. Total and GF extractable concentrations of Hg, As, and Pb were used to estimate exposure and potential health risks to children following incidental ingestion of adobe brick particles. Risks were assessed using a range of potential ingestion rates (50-1000mg/day). Overall, the results of the risk assessment show that the majority of households sampled contained concentrations of bioaccessible Pb and As, but not Hg, that represent a potential health risk. Even at the lowest ingestion rate considered, the majority of households exceeded the risk threshold for Pb, indicating that the concentrations of this metal are of particular concern. To our knowledge, this is the first study to quantify key trace elements in building materials in adobe brick houses and the results indicate that these houses are a potential source of exposure to metals and metalloids in South American mining communities. Additional studies are needed to fully characterize personal exposure and to understand potential adverse health outcomes within the community. PMID:27100004

  9. Mercury pollution from the artisanal mining in Yani gold district, Northern Bolivia

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    Alfonso, Pura; Freixas, Anna; Bascompta, Marc; María Aranibar, Ana; Villegas, Karla; María García-Noguero, Eva; Higueras, Pablo; Cielito Saraiva, Angela

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    Artisanal gold mining is the main economic activity in the Yani district, Northern Bolivia. In this area abundant orogenic gold deposits constituted by quartz veins hosted in paleozoic turbiditic series that contain either free gold or associated with pyrite. Gold is recovered in processing plants by gravimetric methods using shaking tables in several communities of this district. Previously, miners ground the mineral in ball mills together with mercury. The present study aims to evaluate the effect of mercury used in the gold recovering process to the environment and human health in the Yani district. The assessment was based on the analysis of human hair, sediments and water from the river nearby the processing plant and drinking water from the fountain that supplies these communities. 47 samples of hair from miners and other people from the Yani and Señor de Mayo communities were obtained in 2014 and 52 samples in 2015. All were analysed to evaluate the mercury exposure in these places. The results from the 2014 sampling show a wide range of Hg concentration in hair, especially in Señor de Mayo, with values up to 136 μg/g THg. However, in 2015 among the 43 residents in Señor de Mayo, 29 (67%) exhibit concentrations higher than 2 μg/g THg, with an average value of 5.36 μg/g THg. On the other hand, in Yani only 40% have concentrations above 2 μg/g THg, with an average value of 2.34 μg/g THg. The content in Hg in most of the hair samples exhibit values above the tolerable limits established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (1 μg/g Hg) and the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2 μg/g Hg). These high Hg concentrations are found not only in miners but also in the other members of the community, in spite of low fish consumption in this area. Part of the hair was analysed before and after cleaning. Usually in the second case the content of Hg is reduced, but still show high Hg levels, then probably the atmosphere is polluted with Hg and population is

  10. Integrating Forest Cover Change with Census Data: Drivers and Contexts from Bolivia and the Lao PDR

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    Sébastien Boillat

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to explore possible links between forest cover change and characteristics of social-ecological systems at sub-national scale based mainly on census data. We assessed relationships between population density, poverty, ethnicity, accessibility and forest cover change during the last decade for four regions of Bolivia and the Lao PDR, combining a parcel-based with a cell-based approach. We found that accessibility is a key driver of forest cover change, yet it has the effect of intensifying other economic and policy-related underlying drivers, like colonization policies, cash crop demand, but also policies that lead to forest gain in one case. Poverty does not appear as a driver of deforestation, but the co-occurrence of poverty and forest loss driven by external investments appears critical in terms of social-ecological development. Ethnicity was found to be a moderate explanatory of forest cover change, but appears as a cluster of converging socio-economic characteristics related with settlement history and land resource access. The identification of such clusters can help ordering communities into a typology of social-ecological systems, and discussing their possible outcomes in light of a critical view on forest transition theory, as well as the relevance and predictive power of the variables assessed. Résumé: L’objectif de cet article est d’explorer les liens entre le changement de la couverture forestière et les caractéristiques des systèmes socio-écologiques à l’échelle nationale, principalement à l’aide de données de recensement. Nous avons évalué les relations entre la densité de population, la pauvreté, l’ethnicité, l’accessibilité et le changement de la couverture forestière pendant la dernière décennie pour quatre régions de Bolivie et du Laos, en combinant des approches par parcelles et par cellules. Nous avons constaté que l’accessibilité est un facteur clé du changement de

  11. Giant fossil tortoise and freshwater chelid turtle remains from the middle Miocene, Quebrada Honda, Bolivia: Evidence for lower paleoelevations for the southern Altiplano

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    Cadena, Edwin A.; Anaya, Federico; Croft, Darin A.

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    We describe the first Miocene turtle remains from Bolivia, which were collected from the late middle Miocene (13.18-13.03 Ma) of Quebrada Honda, southern Bolivia. This material includes a large scapula-acromion and fragmentary shell elements conferred to the genus Chelonoidis (Testudinidae), and a left xiphiplastron from a pleurodire or side-necked turtle, conferred to Acanthochelys (Chelidae). The occurrence of a giant tortoise and a freshwater turtle suggests that the paleoelevation of the region when the fossils were deposited was lower than has been estimated by stable isotope proxies, with a maximum elevation probably less than 1000 m. At a greater elevation, cool temperatures would have been beyond the tolerable physiological limits for these turtles and other giant ectotherm reptiles.

  12. The sustainability of quinoa production in Southern Bolivia : from misrepresentations to questionable solutions. Comments on Jacobsen (2011, J. Agron. Crop Sci. 197: 390-399)

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    Winkel, Thierry; Bertero, H. D.; Van Bommel, P.; Bourliaud, J.; Lazo, M. C.; Cortes, G.; Gasselin, P.; Geerts, S; Joffre, R; Leger, F.; Avisa, B. M.; S. Rambal; Rivière, G.; Tichit, M.; Tourrand, J.F.

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    Reviewing the situation of quinoa production in southern Bolivia, Jacobsen (2011, J. Agron. Crop Sci. 197: 390) argues that the booming export market has a negative effect on the environment and on the home consumption of quinoa, thereby leading to an environmental disaster in the region. In view of the scarcity of scientific knowledge on the rapid social and environmental dynamics in the region, we consider that Jacobsens review misrepresents the situation of quinoa production in southern Bo...

  13. The elites and the people, their alliances and divisions. a comparative study of the democratic coalitions in bolivia (1952 and 1985)

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    Pinto, María Teresa

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    Bolivia is the only country of South America which has gone through a popular revolution of important political and social dimensions. It had to support one of the most severe and repressive dictatorships of the Andean region and at present has encountered democratic stability. Which factors help to explain this trajectory? And, furthermore, what factors have contributed to establish the democratic periods in this country? This article attempts to compare such democratic processes through poi...

  14. Associations between intimate partner violence, childcare practices and infant health: Findings from Demographic and Health Surveys in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

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    Urke, Helga Bjørnøy; Mittelmark, Maurice B.

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    Background: Child health is significantly poorer in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV). However, a possible link to parental provision of childcare has been neglected. Methods: Utilizing data from Demographic and Health Surveys, this study examined the association between IPV and illness signs in children 0–59 months in Bolivia (n = 3586), Colombia (n = 9955) and Peru (n = 6260), taking into account socio-demographic factors, childcar...

  15. Informe: efectos del cambio climático sobre la producción del sector agrícola de Bolivia

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    Aliaga Lordeman, Javier; Aguilar Salas, Tirza J.

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    Bolivia as many other countries in the world, it is looking for some mechanism that allows to fight against the adverse impacts produced by climate variability. There is consensus that more adaptation and mitigation measures if we want to reduce the adverse effects produced by the climate change - in addition the vulnerability to these phenomena depends also on other stress factors. The aim of our research seeks to evaluate the economic impact of climate change in the agricultural sector of B...

  16. Social differentiation and embodied dispositions: a qualitative study of maternal care-seeking behaviour for near-miss morbidity in Bolivia

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    Liljestrand Jerker; Jonsson Cecilia; Rööst Mattias; Essén Birgitta

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background Use of maternal health care in low-income countries has been associated with several socioeconomic and demographic factors, although contextual analyses of the latter have been few. A previous study showed that 75% of women with severe obstetric morbidity (near-miss) identified at hospitals in La Paz, Bolivia were in critical conditions upon arrival, underscoring the significance of pre-hospital barriers also in this setting with free and accessible maternal health care. T...

  17. Evolucion paleogeografica del Paleozoico medio y superior de los Andes centrales (14°-18°S) en Bolivia : evidencia del desplazamiento latitudinal de la cuenca de antepais

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    Isaacson, P.E.; Diaz Martinez, Enrique

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    El estudio estratigrafico, sedimentologico y paleontologico de la secuencia del Devonico a Permico del oeste de Bolivia permite la reconstruccion de la paleogeografia de una parte de los Andes Centrales (14 a 18oS), cuya historia sedimentaria puede dividirse en cuatro fases: 1) Sedimentacion siliciclastica en una cuenca marina somera durante la mayor parte del Devonico (Lochkoviano a Frasniano), con un aumento de la sedimentacion durante el Emsiano y Eifeliano, y aparentes interrupciones dura...

  18. ¿Hacia un partido “tradicional”? Un análisis del cambio organizativo interno en el Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) en Bolivia

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    Harten, Sven

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    Since the electoral victory of Evo Morales and his Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) in December 2005, a lot has been written about the first indigenous president in Bolivia. However, less attention has been paid to study his “political instrument” (i.e. MAS). The present paper intends, therefore, to analyse qualitatively the internal organization of MAS with an emphasis on a comparative perspective between the party before and after 2004. Using participant observation and in-depth interviews, t...

  19. Dealing with the state, the market and NGOs : the impact of institutions on the constitution and performance of Community Forest Enterprises (CFE) in the lowlands of Bolivia

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    Benneker, C.E.B.

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    The overall objective of this research was to determine whether and how the institutional environment influences the establishment and performance of Community Forest Enterprises (CFEs) in Bolivia. This study defines CFEs as organizations that: (1) manage collectively owned forests in name of all community members and (2) follow forest management regulations established by the 1996 Forest Law. The theoretical point of departure for this research is that the institutional environment can both ...

  20. Triatoma boliviana sp. n. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) de los valles subandinos de La Paz - Bolivia, similar a Triatoma nigromaculata Stål, 1859

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    Martinez Avandano, Eddy; Chávez Espada, Tamara; Sossa Gil, Dino; Aranda Asturizaga, Roberto; Vargas Mamani, Benigno; Vidaurre Pietro, Pablo

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    Triatoma bolivianasp. n. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from Sub Andean valleys of La Paz - Bolivia, related to Triatoma nigromaculata Stål, 1859. We present the description of Triatoma boliviana sp. n. based on morphological external characters of 3 males and 3 females following the keys of Lent and Wygodzinsky (1979) and Carcavallo et al. (1997). The new species are very similar to Triatoma nigromaculata and was captured in Sub Andean valleys from Muñecas Province, Department of La Pa...

  1. Impacts of the Bolivian regulatory changes for the future of natural gas in Brazil; Impacto na relacao Brasil-Bolivia com a nacionalizacao dos hidrocarbonetos bolivianos de 2006

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    Duarte, Berrnardo Pestana Mello C.; Saraiva, Thiago Carvalho; Bone, Rosemarie Broker [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    This paper aims to clarify and understand the reasons for the current economic policy and trade between Bolivia and Brazil, the latter represented by PETROBRAS, as the year 2006. Focuses on the regulatory change in Bolivia that culminated in a period of re-nationalization of its mineral wealth as opposed to international interests, including Brazilians, and agreements entered into during the opening of the market in the country. Thus, set in the Latin American actual situation, we undertake to understand the process and its consequences for Brazil, which, even with the third largest gas reserves in the region, in the short term, it follows as an importer of this feature. To have a concrete base with foundations and analyze what happens today, we must understand the political history of Bolivia and their internal changes. So we divided the work into two parts: first, we analyze the neo liberal period, and the agreements signed with Brazil in the hydrocarbon sector, for mutual benefits. In the second part, we understand the political rise of Evo Morales and the nationalization process of national wealth and the consequent crisis that developed with the international oil companies, especially with PETROBRAS, to the final outcome on the price, production and export of gas.

  2. Reflexiones sobre la estrategia de rehabilitación basada en la comunidad (RBC: la experiencia de un programa de RBC en Bolivia Reflections on community-based rehabilitation strategy (CBR: the experience of a CBR program in Bolivia

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    Full Text Available La Rehabilitación Basada en la Comunidad (RBC es una estrategia de desarrollo comunitario avalada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO, que persigue la rehabilitación, la igualdad de oportunidades y la integración social de las Personas con Discapacidad (PD en sus entornos. Con este objetivo promueve la colaboración entre las PD, sus familias y los diferentes actores de la comunidad involucrados, así como el liderazgo comunitario y la participación de las PD mediante el impulso de la colaboración multisectorial. Este artículo expone los antecedentes históricos y las características fundamentales de la estrategia de RBC a partir de un programa llevado a cabo por una fundación del departamento de Cochabamba (Bolivia, para después incidir en algunos aspectos referentes al contexto sociocultural, que especialmente en situaciones de interculturalidad, pueden determinar que un programa de RBC tenga éxito o esté abocado al fracaso.Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR is a strategy for community development endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO, the International Labor Office (ILO and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO. It is designed to promote rehabilitation, equal opportunity and social inclusion of Disabled Persons (DP in their home communities by fostering cooperation among disabled individuals, their families, and other concerned social actors, it encourages community leadership and full social participation by DP through multi-sector cooperation. This article explores the historical antecedents and basic features of CBR strategy through an analysis of a directed culture change initiative developed by a foundation in the Cochabamba administrative region of Bolivia. Especially in intercultural environments, certain aspects of the socio

  3. Evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction assay for the diagnosis of bovine Trypanosomosis and epidemiological surveillance in Bolivia

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    Sporadic outbreaks of bovine Trypanosomiasis have been reported in Bolivia since 1996 when T.vivax and T.evansi were identified for the first time by parasitological means. However, comprehensive epidemiological information concerning T.vivax and T.evansi in the country is lacking. Current parasitological and serological diagnostic methods for Trypanosomiasis have important limitations either in their sensitivity or specificity, which can result in unreliable data when applied in epidemiological studies. PCR assays are a recently developed procedure that might help to overcome the constraints of parasitological and serological assays. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate PCR assays as a diagnostic tool for epidemiological studies in Bolivia. PCR assays for diagnosis of Trypanosome infection in cattle were evaluated for their ability to detect Trypanosome DNA in blood spots samples collected from cattle in four different provinces from the Bolivian lowlands and the results compared with those obtained with standard parasitological (Micro Haematocrit Centrifugation Technique (HCT) and stained smears) and serological methods (Card Agglutination Test for T.evansi (CATT), and Antibody ELISAs for T.vivax and T. congolense). Kappa agreement analysis showed a significant agreement between PCR assays and results from parasitological methods but there was no agreement when PCR was compared with serological assays. Some samples from T.vivax smear positive animals were negative by PCR, therefore modifications to the PCR assay conditions were undertaken to try to improve agreement between PCR and parasitological assays. Changes in the template DNA concentration or the use of an alternative primer sets resulted in improvements in the PCR detection rate, but not all the parasitologically positive samples were detected by PCR. Results from PCR assays for T.vivax and T.evansi were combined with results from parasitological and serological assays to provide

  4. Landscape processes, effects and the consequences of migration in their management at the Jatún Mayu watershed (Bolivia)

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    Penna, Ivanna; Jaquet, Stephanie; Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Kaenzig, Raoul; Schwilch, Gudrun; Jaboyedoff, Michel; Liniger, Hanspeter; Machaca, Angelica; Cuba, Edgar; Boillat, Sebastien

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    Bolivia has a large rural population, mostly composed of subsistence farmers that face natural and anthropogenic driven processes affecting their livelihoods. In order to establish sustainable management strategies, it is important to understand the factors governing landscape changes. This work explores the geomorphic imprint and effects of natural and anthropogenic driven processes on three mountain communities undergoing de-population in the Jatún Mayu watershed (Cochabamba, Bolivia). Based on satellite image interpretation, field work and household surveys, we have identified gullies and landslides as main active processes, causing land losses, affecting inter-communal roads, etc. While landslides are mostly occurring in the middle and lower section of the basin, gullies are especially affecting the upper part (especially the southern slope). Our analysis indicated that in the middle and lower part of the basin, landslides are developing in response to the Jatún Mayu incision (slopes reach a critical angle and slope failures increase). However in the upper part, where no river down-cutting is taking place, preliminary analysis indicates that past and present human interventions (over-grazing, agriculture, road construction, etc.) play a key role on driving land degradation toward the formation of gullies. Based on the comparison of high resolution images from 2004 and 2009, we determined an agricultural land loss rate of 8452 m2/year, mostly in the form of landslides. One single event swept away 0.03 km2 of agricultural lands (~13 parcels), approximately 87% of an average household property. People's main concerns are hail, frost and droughts because they cause an "immediate" loss on family incomes, but the impacts caused by landslides and gullies are not disregarded by the communities and the government. Communities are organized to set up and maintain key infrastructure such as irrigation canals and roads. They also intend to develop protective measures

  5. Late Quaternary geomorphic history of a glacial landscape - new sedimentary and chronological data from the Cordillera de Cochabamba (Bolivia)

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    May, J.-H.; Preusser, F.; Zech, R.; Ilgner, J.; Veit, H.

    2009-04-01

    Throughout the Central Andes, glacial landscapes have long been used for the reconstruction of Late Quaternary glaciations and landscape evolution. Much work has focused on the Andes in Peru, Chile and the Bolivian Altiplano, whereas relatively little data has been published on glaciation history in the eastern Andean ranges and slopes. Even less is known with regard to the postglacial evolution of these glacial landscapes. In the Cordillera de Cochabamba (Bolivia), local maximum advances probably peaked around 20-25 ka BP and were followed by significant readvances between ~12-16 ka BP. This generally points to temperature controlled maximum glacial advances along the humid eastern slopes of the Central Andes, which is supported by glacier-climate-modelling studies. However, most studies include only marginal information with regard to the complex geomorphic and sedimentary situation in the Cordillera de Cochabamba. Furthermore, the chronological results are afflicted with several methodological uncertainties inherent to surface exposure dating and call for application of alternative, independent age dating methods. Therefore this study aims at i) documenting and interpreting the complex glacial geomorphology of the Huara Loma valley in the Cordillera de Cochabamba (Bolivia), ii) analyzing the involved units of glacial sediments, and iii) improving the chronological framework by applying optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and radiocarbon dating (14C). For this purpose, geomorphic mapping was combined with field documentation of sedimentary profiles. The involved sediments were subject to geochemical and mineralogical analysis in order to deduce information on their erosional and weathering histories. In addition, the interpretation of OSL ages from glacial and proglacial sediments integrated several methodological procedures with regard to sample preparation and statistical analysis of the measurements in order to increase the degree of confidence. These

  6. Host choice and human blood index of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis in a village of the Andean valleys of Bolivia

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    Bouchité Bernard

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Human Blood Index (HBI, proportion of bloodmeals of a mosquito population obtained from man is relevant to epidemiological assessment and to the modification of measures to interrupt malaria transmission since the vectorial capacity of the vector varies as the square of the HBI. Anopheles pseudopunctipennis is a main malaria vector in South America. Unfortunately, few data exist concerning HBI values in its range of distribution and none from Bolivia where this species is considered as an important malaria vector in the central Andes. Methods The host choice of An. pseudopunctipennis has been studied in Mataral, a characteristic village of the central Andes of Bolivia. Mosquito host feeding preference experiments (equal accessibility to host in homogenous environment were monitored using baited mosquito nets in latin square designs. Host feeding selection experiments (natural feeding pattern in heterogeneous environment was measured by bloodmeal analysis, using ELISA to determine the origin of blood. Mosquito bloodmeals were collected on various occasions, using various techniques in a variety of sampling sites. A survey of the possible blood sources has also been carried out in the village. Data were analysed with the forage ratio method. Results An. pseudopunctipennis chooses amongst hosts. Sheep, goats, donkeys and humans are the preferred hosts, while dogs, pigs and chicken are rarely bitten. An. pseudopunctipennis has an opportunistic behaviour, in particular within the preferred hosts. The HBI in Mataral is ≈40% and in the central Andes, may range from 30–50%, in accordance to other findings. A high proportion of mixed meals were encountered (8%, and cryptic meals are likely more numerous. There was no difference amongst the HBI from parous and nulliparous mosquitoes. Conclusion Forage ratio analysis is a powerful tool to interpret mosquito host choices. However, refinements in sampling strategies are still

  7. Levels of radon gas concentration and progeny in homes of Potosi City, Bolivia to 4000 m; Niveles de concentracion de gas radon y progenie en viviendas de la Ciudad de Potosi, Bolivia a 4000 msnm

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    Mamani M, R. [Universidad Autonoma Tomas Frias, Carrera de Fisica, Av. del maestro s/n, Edif. Central Potosi, Villa Imperial de Potosi (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Claros J, J. [Universidad Autonoma Tomas Frias, Facultad de Minas Potosi, Centro de Investigacion, Av. Serrudo y Arce s/n, Villa Imperial de Potosi (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Vasquez A, R., E-mail: raulm2k13@hotmail.com [Instituto Boliviano de Biologia de Altura, Calle Hoyos 953, La Paz (Bolivia, Plurinational State of)

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    Full text: In this work the presence of radon gas was determined, which is a radioactive contaminant that comes from underground, able to penetrate the houses. The danger is that when mixed air and when inhaled can cause serious damage to the lungs, for the short life time that has radon and progeny for decay, damaging the pulmonary alveoli and reducing breathing capacity of the habitants, then causing polycythemia in some cases. The study was carried out in homes in the city of Potosi, Bolivia located at 4000 m. The quantification of radon gas and progeny was performed with the equipment Alpha-Zaeller-2 (Az-2), quantification was realized in 6 zones of the city of Potosi, chosen randomly. In each zone were carried out measurements in 40 homes (2 rooms more permanent), both day and night, for a period of 3 days in two different seasons and with concentrations of average humidity of 20, 50 and 80%. The values obtained for each period vary depending on the season and 30 to 50% of the allowable values given by the EPA and Who for housing. (Author)

  8. Research on passive solar energy application in Bolivia. Part 2. Development of weather data for air conditioning load calculation; Bolivia ni okeru passive ho no riyo kanosei ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Kukan fuka keisan`yo kiso data no sakusei

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    Ishizuka, O.; Kaihara, K.; Zhang, Q. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan)

    1994-12-08

    To know the applicability of passive solar energy in Bolivia, weather data were prepared for the air conditioning load calculation. As a representative city in the plateau, foot and plain, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz were selected, respectively. Based on the observation data in the airport`s weather stations, data were prepared on the atmospheric temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind velocity and cloudiness. Because there existed no data on the quantity of solar radiation, its daily integrated quantity was calculated by regression from the daily mean cloudiness recorded in the data which were collected in 1978 by the meteorological observatories belonging to both Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. More adaptable than the linear regression formula, the quadratic one gave correlation coefficients convergent in the region from 0.5 to 0.9 in most of the months. The daily integrated quantity of solar radiation was then divided by Collares model into its time-by-time quantities, which were further divided by Udagawa method into both their direct component and diffused component. Though the summer cloudiness is high in both El Alto and Cochabamba, the quantity of solar radiation is larger than that of the winter, which is judged attributable to the high solar angle of elevation. The wind is strong in El Alto. 5 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Rabies-vaccination coverage and profiles of the owned-dog population in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

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    Suzuki, K; Pereira, J A C; Frías, L A; López, R; Mutinelli, L E; Pons, E R

    2008-05-01

    The Bolivian government issued a regulation for rabies control in November 2005, owing to increasing the prevalence of dog and human rabies cases in recent years. An assessment of rabies-vaccination coverage and other factors that might influence the success of the on-going vaccination campaign was needed. The objective of this study was to investigate dog rabies vaccination coverage and risk factors associated with dogs being unvaccinated against rabies, and profiles of the owned-dog population in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, where dog rabies was endemic. Mainly due to logistical reasons, the WHO's expanded programme on immunization cluster-survey method was used. The 390 households were included in the study. Information about dog population and management characteristics was obtained for 542 dogs from 301 households. On average, households had 1.4 dogs and 1.8 dogs per dog-owning household (median = 1). The human-to-dog ratio was 4.6 : 1. During the last 1 year prior to the study, of the 539 dogs aged >or=1 month, 463 (85%; 95% CI 79-91; design effect 3.6) were classified as vaccinated. Amongst the study dogs, dogs aged 1-11 months were the higher risk of dogs not being vaccinated (OR = 8.2; 95% CI 4.3-15.6; P education efforts should address the importance of dog ownership and movement restriction, and the need to vaccinate young dogs. PMID:18387138

  10. LGM and Late Glacial glacier advances in the Cordillera Real and Cochabamba (Bolivia) deduced from 10Be surface exposure dating

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    Zech, R.; Kull, Ch.; Kubik, P. W.; Veit, H.

    2007-10-01

    Surface exposure dating (SED) is an innovative tool already being widely applied for moraine dating and for Late Quaternary glacier and climate reconstruction. Here we present exposure ages of 28 boulders from the Cordillera Real and the Cordillera Cochabamba, Bolivia. Our results indicate that the local Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in the Eastern Cordilleras occurred at ~22-25 ka and was thus synchronous to the global temperature minimum. We were also able to date several Late Glacial moraines to ~11-13 ka, which likely document lower temperatures and increased precipitation ("Coipasa" humid phase). Additionally, we recognize the existence of older Late Glacial moraines re-calculated to ~15 ka from published cosmogenic nuclide data. Those may coincide with the cold Heinrich 1 event in the North Atlantic region and the pronounced "Tauca" humid phase. We conclude that (i) exposure ages in the tropical Andes may have been overestimated so far due to methodological uncertainties, and (ii) although precipitation plays an important role for glacier mass balances in the tropical Andes, it becomes the dominant forcing for glaciation only in the drier and thus more precipitation-sensitive regions farther west and south.

  11. LGM and Late Glacial glacier advances in the Cordillera Real and Cochabamba (Bolivia deduced from 10Be surface exposure dating

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    H. Veit

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Surface exposure dating (SED is an innovative tool already being widely applied for moraine dating and for Late Quaternary glacier and climate reconstruction. Here we present exposure ages of 28 boulders from the Cordillera Real and the Cordillera Cochabamba, Bolivia. Our results indicate that the local Last Glacial Maximum (LGM in the Eastern Cordilleras occurred at ~22–25 ka and was thus synchronous to the global temperature minimum. We were also able to date several Late Glacial moraines to ~11–13 ka, which likely document lower temperatures and increased precipitation ("Coipasa" humid phase. Additionally, we recognize the existence of older Late Glacial moraines re-calculated to ~15 ka from published cosmogenic nuclide data. Those may coincide with the cold Heinrich 1 event in the North Atlantic region and the pronounced "Tauca" humid phase. We conclude that (i exposure ages in the tropical Andes may have been overestimated so far due to methodological uncertainties, and (ii although precipitation plays an important role for glacier mass balances in the tropical Andes, it becomes the dominant forcing for glaciation only in the drier and thus more precipitation-sensitive regions farther west and south.

  12. Immune Response to Trypanosoma cruzi Shed Acute Phase Antigen in Children from an Endemic Area for Chagas' Disease in Bolivia

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    Simone Frédérique Brenière

    1997-07-01

    Full Text Available A field study of the immune response to the shed acute phase antigen (SAPA of Trypanosoma cruzi was carried out in the locality of Mizque, Cochabamba department, Bolivia. Schoolchildren (266, with an average of 8.6 ± 3.6 years, were surveyed for parasitological and serological diagnosis, as well as antibodies directed against SAPA using the corresponding recombinant protein in ELISA. The antibodies against SAPA were shown in 82% of patients presenting positive serological diagnosis (IgG specific antibodies. The positive and negative predictive values were 0.88. Antibodies anti-SAPA were shown in 80.8% of the chagasic patients in the initial stage of the infection (positive IgM serology and/or positive buffy coat (BC test and in 81.4% of the patients in the indeterminate stage of the infection (positive IgG serology with negative BC and IgM tests. These results show that the anti-SAPA response is not only present during the initial stage of the infection (few months but extends some years after infection

  13. Differences in influence patterns between groups predicting the adoption of a solar disinfection technology for drinking water in Bolivia.

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    Moser, Stephanie; Mosler, Hans-Joachim

    2008-08-01

    The lack of safe drinking water is one of the major problems faced by developing countries. The consequences of contaminated water are diseases such as diarrhea, one of the main causes of infant mortality. Because of its simplicity, solar water-disinfection technology provides a good way of treating water at the household level. Despite its obvious advantages and considerable promotional activities, this innovation has had rather a slow uptake. We conducted a field survey in which 644 households in Bolivia were interviewed in order to gain insights on motivations that resulted in adopting the technology. The aim was to examine possible differences in the predictors for adopting this technology during the diffusion process using the theory of innovation diffusion. Our findings indicate that early adoption was predicted by increased involvement in the topic of drinking water and that adoption in the middle of the diffusion process was predicted by increased involvement by opinion leaders and by recognition of a majority who supported the technology. Finally, late adoption was predicted by recognition that a majority had already adopted. Suggestions for future promotional strategies are outlined. PMID:18508169

  14. Neoliberales y empresarios en la emergencia de la descentralización en la Bolivia de los 90

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    Darío Indalecio Restrepo Botero

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El gobierno de Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (1993-1997 lideró un audaz proceso de descentralización en Bolivia en alianza con el primer vicepresidente aymara, Víctor Hugo Cárdenas. El próspero empresario minero, y conductor político del ajuste estructural de 1986, ofreció superar la época de los sufrimientos mediante la creación de cientos de municipios dotados de recursos a los que podrían acceder representantes indígenas y campesinos, hasta ahora carentes de derechos cívicos y políticos. "El gobierno del Gony y del indio" realizó a la vez una enorme privatización de cinco de los seis grandes monopolios estatales bajo el nombre de capitalizaciones. La hipótesis aquí defendida es que la descentralización y el reconocimiento indígena no fueron meras monedas de cambio para legitimar la segunda fase del ajuste macroeconómico neoliberal. Por el contrario, la arquitectura descentralizada del Estado hizo parte también del ideario programático institucional de los neo-liberales, a la vez que era exigencia de los prósperos empresarios del Oriente que la necesitaban para ejercer un control estratégico sobre sus territorios.

  15. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV/AIDS and prevalence of HIV in the general population of Sucre, Bolivia

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    Carolina Terán Calderón

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: To analyse knowledge, attitudes and sexual practices on HIV/AIDS, and estimate HIV prevalence among residents of Sucre (Bolivia.Methodology: Population-based survey of residents aged 15-49 randomly selected during 2008/2009. Blood samples were collected on Whatman-filter paper and tested with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Knowledge on HIV/AIDS, sexual risk practices and discriminatory attitudes against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA were modelled with multiple logistic regression.Results: Of 1499 subjects, 59% were women. All subjects were HIV-negative. Inadequate knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention was observed in 67% and risk factors varied by gender (interaction p-value < 0.05. Discriminatory attitudes were displayed by 85% subjects; associated factors were: rural residence, low educational level and low income. Unsafe sex was reported by 10%; risk factors varied by residence area (interaction p-value < 0.05. In urban areas, risk factors were male sex, younger age and being in common-law union.Conclusions: Prevalence of HIV infection is very low and unsafe sex is relatively uncommon. Inadequate knowledge on HIV/AIDS and discriminatory attitudes towards PLWHA are extremely high and are associated to gender, ethnic and economic inequalities.

  16. Real-time aerial mapping for operations support and videotape documentation on a river spill, Rio Desaguadero, Bolivia

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    Owens, E.H. [Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, WA (United States); Reimer, P.D. [EML Mapping, Saanichton, BC (Canada)

    2001-07-01

    On January 30, 2000, approximately 29,000 bbls of mixed crude oil and condensate was released into the Rio Desaguadero River in Bolivia as a result of a fracture in the OSSA II pipeline. More than 6,000 km of river and wetlands were affected by the spill which was documented with aerial mapping and videotape using a customized, state-of-the-art integrated digital recording system with continuous Geographical Positioning System (GPS) coordination integration. The aerial videotape documented the oiling conditions during and after the cleanup operations. The affected area was divided into 7 zones for operational purposes. The oil residues were scattered over 400 km of river banks, meander flood plains, irrigation canals and hundreds of hectares of wetland flood plains. Multiple aerial passes were required to obtain complete coverage of the wide river. Maps were produced that showed either where oil remained that still required removal by cleanup teams, or the location of residual oil that did not meet the cleanup standards after the completion of cleanup. A procedure was developed for the real-time mapping of oil residues by location and type as the survey flight progressed. The resulting oil category map could be printed immediately upon landing to be given directly to cleanup operators. A cleanup completion form was prepared for each zone that had been surveyed and that met the cleanup standards to predefined criteria. 3 refs., 4 tabs., 7 figs.

  17. Take-or-pay contract robustness. A three step story told by the Brazil-Bolivia gas case?

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    Glachant, Jean-Michel; Hallack, Michelle [ADIS-Groupe Reseaux Jean Monnet, Universite de Paris Sud, 27, rue Lombard Fontenay aux Roses, Ile de France, Paris (France)

    2009-02-15

    Neo-institutional economics (NEI) has long shown that take-or-pay (ToP) long-term contracts provide a robust framework for safeguarding the interests of both upstream and downstream parties in the gas industry. The case of gas trade between Brazil and Bolivia presents an opportunity to re-examine empirically and to review the robust nature of the ToP framework over time. This case reveals that the positions of the contractors actually change giving rise to a veritable lifecycle of the contractual arrangement. Such a contract can be seen to span three successive phases. The first phase of the contract cycle begins when it is signed; allowing the investments to begin. The second phase starts when investments have been completed and the actual trade in gas begins. The third phase of the contract cycle comes when the increasing flow of gas comes close to saturating capacity and the volume levels for downstream market volume have been reached. These three contract phases are thus distinguished by how robust the alignment of the parties' interests is. The added value of the paper is then both empirical and analytical: the case study provides a brand new lifecycle analysis of the performance of ToP long-term contracting into an NEI framework. (author)

  18. Take-or-pay contract robustness: A three step story told by the Brazil-Bolivia gas case?

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    Glachant, Jean-Michel [ADIS-Groupe Reseaux Jean-Monnet, universite de Paris-Sud 11 (France) et European University Institute Florence (Italy); Hallack, Michelle [ADIS-Groupe Reseaux Jean Monnet, Universite de Paris Sud, 27, rue Lombard Fontenay aux Roses, Ile de France (France)], E-mail: mihallack@yahoo.com.br

    2009-02-15

    Neo-institutional economics (NEI) has long shown that take-or-pay (ToP) long-term contracts provide a robust framework for safeguarding the interests of both upstream and downstream parties in the gas industry. The case of gas trade between Brazil and Bolivia presents an opportunity to re-examine empirically and to review the robust nature of the ToP framework over time. This case reveals that the positions of the contractors actually change giving rise to a veritable lifecycle of the contractual arrangement. Such a contract can be seen to span three successive phases. The first phase of the contract cycle begins when it is signed; allowing the investments to begin. The second phase starts when investments have been completed and the actual trade in gas begins. The third phase of the contract cycle comes when the increasing flow of gas comes close to saturating capacity and the volume levels for downstream market volume have been reached. These three contract phases are thus distinguished by how robust the alignment of the parties' interests is. The added value of the paper is then both empirical and analytical: the case study provides a brand new lifecycle analysis of the performance of ToP long-term contracting into an NEI framework.

  19. Taxonomia de Bakeriella (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae da Bolívia Taxonomy of Bakeriella (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae from Bolivia

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    Celso O. Azevedo

    Full Text Available A fauna de Bakeriella da Bolívia é analisada taxonomicamente. Bakeriella bulbosa Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. labans Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. vicina Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. absens Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. e B. nuda Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. são descritas e ilustradas. Novos registros geográficos e dados de variações de B. montivaga (Kieffer, 1910, B. reclusa (Evans, 1969, B. incompleta Azevedo, 1994, B. inca Evans, 1964, B. polita Evans, 1964, B. flavicornis Kieffer, 1910 e B. lata Kawada & Azevedo, 2003 são fornecidos.The Bakeriella fauna from Bolivia is taxonomically analyzed. Bakeriella bulbosa Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. labans Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. vicina Azevedo & Moreira sp. nov., B. absens Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. and B. nuda Kawada & Azevedo sp. nov. are described and illustrated. New geographic records and variation data of B. montivaga (Kieffer, 1910, B. reclusa (Evans, 1969, B. incompleta Azevedo, 1994, B. inca Evans, 1964, B. polita Evans, 1964, B. flavicornis Kieffer, 1910 and B. lata Kawada & Azevedo, 2003 are provided.

  20. Perception and Interpretation of Climate Change among Quechua Farmers of Bolivia: Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource for Adaptive Capacity

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    Sébastien Boillat

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We aim to explore how indigenous peoples observe and ascribe meaning to change. The case study involves two Quechua-speaking farmer communities from mountainous areas near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Taking climate change as a starting point, we found that, first, farmers often associate their observations of climate change with other social and environmental changes, such as value change in the community, population growth, out-migration, urbanization, and land degradation. Second, some of the people interpret change as part of a cycle, which includes a belief in the return of some characteristics of ancient or mythological times. Third, environmental change is also perceived as the expression of "extra-human intentionalities," a reaction of natural or spiritual entities that people consider living beings. On the basis of these interpretations of change and their adaptive strategies, we discuss the importance of indigenous knowledge as a component of adaptive capacity. Even in the context of living with modern science and mass media, indigenous patterns of interpreting phenomena tend to be persistent. Our results support the view that indigenous knowledge must be acknowledged as process, emphasizing ways of observing, discussing, and interpreting new information. In this case, indigenous knowledge can help address complex relationships between phenomena, and help design adaptation strategies based on experimentation and knowledge coproduction.

  1. A robust University-NGO partnership: Analysing school efficiencies in Bolivia with community-based management techniques

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    Joao Neiva de Figueiredo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Community-based management research is a collaborative effort between management, academics and communities in need with the specific goal of achieving social change to foster social justice. Because it is designed to promote and validate joint methods of discovery and community-based sources of knowledge, community-based management research has several unique characteristics, which may affect its execution. This article describes the process of a community-based management research project which is descriptive in nature and uses quantitative techniques to examine school efficiencies in low-income communities in a developing country – Bolivia. The article describes the partnership between a US-based university and a Bolivian not-for-profit organisation, the research context and the history of the research project, including its various phases. It focuses on the (yet unpublished process of the community-based research as opposed to its content (which has been published elsewhere. The article also makes the case that the robust partnership between the US-based university and the Bolivian NGO has been a determining factor in achieving positive results. Strengths and limitations are examined in the hope that the experience may be helpful to others conducting descriptive quantitative management research using community-engaged frameworks in cross-cultural settings. Keywords: international partnership, community-engaged scholarship, education efficiency, multicultural low-income education.

  2. Primate diversity, habitat preferences, and population density estimates in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia.

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    Wallace, R B; Painter, R L; Taber, A B

    1998-01-01

    This report documents primate communities at two sites within Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in northeastern Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. Diurnal line transects and incidental observations were employed to survey two field sites, Lago Caiman and Las Gamas, providing information on primate diversity, habitat preferences, relative abundance, and population density. Primate diversity at both sites was not particularly high, with six observed species: Callithrix argentata melanura, Aotus azarae, Cebus apella, Alouatta caraya, A. seniculus, and Ateles paniscus chamek. Cebus showed no significant habitat preferences at Lago Caiman and was also more generalist in use of forest strata, whereas Ateles clearly preferred the upper levels of structurally tall forest. Callithrix argentata melanura was rarely encountered during surveys at Lago Caiman, where it preferred low vine forest. Both species of Alouatta showed restricted habitat use and were sympatric in Igapo forest in the Lago Caiman area. The most abundant primate at both field sites was Ateles, with density estimates reaching 32.1 individuals/km2 in the lowland forest at Lago Caiman, compared to 14.1 individuals/km2 for Cebus. Both Ateles and Cebus were absent from smaller patches of gallery forest at Las Gamas. These densities are compared with estimates from other Neotropical sites. The diversity of habitats and their different floristic composition may account for the numerical dominance of Ateles within the primate communities at both sites. PMID:9802511

  3. Sources of blood meals of sylvatic Triatoma guasayana near Zurima, Bolivia, assayed with qPCR and 12S cloning.

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    David E Lucero

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study we compared the utility of two molecular biology techniques, cloning of the mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA gene and hydrolysis probe-based qPCR, to identify blood meal sources of sylvatic Chagas disease insect vectors collected with live-bait mouse traps (also known as Noireau traps. Fourteen T. guasayana were collected from six georeferenced trap locations in the Andean highlands of the department of Chuquisaca, Bolivia.We detected four blood meals sources with the cloning assay: seven samples were positive for human (Homo sapiens, five for chicken (Gallus gallus and unicolored blackbird (Agelasticus cyanopus, and one for opossum (Monodelphis domestica. Using the qPCR assay we detected chicken (13 vectors, and human (14 vectors blood meals as well as an additional blood meal source, Canis sp. (4 vectors.We show that cloning of 12S PCR products, which avoids bias associated with developing primers based on a priori knowledge, detected blood meal sources not previously considered and that species-specific qPCR is more sensitive. All samples identified as positive for a specific blood meal source by the cloning assay were also positive by qPCR. However, not all samples positive by qPCR were positive by cloning. We show the power of combining the cloning assay with the highly sensitive hydrolysis probe-based qPCR assay provides a more complete picture of blood meal sources for insect disease vectors.

  4. APLICACIÓN DEL MODELO COMUNITARIO PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE LAS COMUNIDADES EN BOLIVIA

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    Mercedes Delgado Fernández

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    El artículo muestra la implementación del Modelo Comunitario de Desarrollo Integral en Bolivia con el Programa Comunidades en Acción (CeA para la transferencia y administración directa de recursos no reembolsables a las comunidades para su autogestión. La implementaci

  5. MODELO COMUNITARIO PARA EL DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE LAS COMUNIDADES EN BOLIVIA

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    La Constitución aprobada en el año 2009 en Bolivia expone la construcción de un Estado Plurinacional y Comunitario, siendo éste el momento en el que cobra su verdadera dimensión el “Modelo Comunitario”, cuyo

  6. Implicaciones Observables de la Teoría Clásica de la Inflación: Perú y Bolivia en los Ochenta Implicaciones Observables de la Teoría Clásica de la Inflación: Perú y Bolivia en los Ochenta

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    Grocio Soldevilla

    1994-03-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the empirical relevance of the classical theory of inflation for explaining the hyperinflationary experiences of Peru and Bolivia during the decade of the eighties, is evaluated using econometric methods. Taking a non-stationary time series methodology it was found that this model substantially explains the short and long-term dynamics of inflation in these countries. In this article, the empirical relevance of the classical theory of inflation for explaining the hyperinflationary experiences of Peru and Bolivia during the decade of the eighties, is evaluated using econometric methods.Taking a non-stationary time series methodology it was found that this model substantially explains the short and long-term dynamics of inflation in these countries.

  7. Chemical composition, antioxidant capacity and content of phenolic compounds in meals collected in hospitals in Bolivia and Sweden Composición química, actividad antioxidante y compuestos fenólicos en almuerzos colectados en hospitales de Bolivia y Suecia

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the proximal composition, as well as Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) and Total Phenols (TPH) in meals that represent a complex food matrix, from different hospitals in Bolivia and Sweden. Protein, fat, ash, dietary fiber and carbohydrate contents were measured in 29 samples: 20 from two Bolivian hospitals and 9 from the university hospital in Lund, Sweden. The antioxidant capacity was measured by three spectrophotometric methods: the ferric reducin...

  8. Implicaciones Observables de la Teoría Clásica de la Inflación: Perú y Bolivia en los Ochenta Implicaciones Observables de la Teoría Clásica de la Inflación: Perú y Bolivia en los Ochenta

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    1994-01-01

    In this article, the empirical relevance of the classical theory of inflation for explaining the hyperinflationary experiences of Peru and Bolivia during the decade of the eighties, is evaluated using econometric methods. Taking a non-stationary time series methodology it was found that this model substantially explains the short and long-term dynamics of inflation in these countries. In this article, the empirical relevance of the classical theory of inflation for explaining the hyperinflati...

  9. Social differentiation and embodied dispositions: a qualitative study of maternal care-seeking behaviour for near-miss morbidity in Bolivia

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    Liljestrand Jerker

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Use of maternal health care in low-income countries has been associated with several socioeconomic and demographic factors, although contextual analyses of the latter have been few. A previous study showed that 75% of women with severe obstetric morbidity (near-miss identified at hospitals in La Paz, Bolivia were in critical conditions upon arrival, underscoring the significance of pre-hospital barriers also in this setting with free and accessible maternal health care. The present study explores how health care-seeking behaviour for near-miss morbidity is conditioned in La Paz, Bolivia. Methods Thematic interviews with 30 women with a near-miss event upon arrival at hospital. Near-miss was defined based on clinical and management criteria. Modified analytic induction was applied in the analysis that was further influenced by theoretical views that care-seeking behaviour is formed by predisposing characteristics, enabling factors, and perceived need, as well as by socially shaped habitual behaviours. Results The self-perception of being fundamentally separated from "others", meaning those who utilise health care, was typical for women who customarily delivered at home and who delayed seeking medical assistance for obstetric emergencies. Other explanations given by these women were distrust of authority, mistreatment by staff, such as not being kept informed about their condition or the course of their treatment, all of which reinforced their dissociation from the health-care system. Conclusion The findings illustrate health care-seeking behaviour as a practise that is substantially conditioned by social differentiation. Social marginalization and the role health institutions play in shaping care-seeking behaviour have been de-emphasised by focusing solely on endogenous cultural factors in Bolivia.

  10. El etnocentrismo político-jurídico y el estado multinacional: nuevos desafíos para la democracia en Bolivia

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    Edwin COCARICO LUCAS

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Con la reforma constitucional de 1994, Bolivia dejó atrás el paradigma del Estado liberal y etnocéntrico, para asumir otro de carácter multicultural que se caracteriza por el reconocimiento de la diversidad etnocultural. A partir de la misma, también se reconoció con carácter limitado, la vigencia y validez del Derecho Consuetudinario Indígena como mecanismo legítimo y alternativo de resolución de conflictos. Al igual que para obtener dicho reconocimiento, ha sido necesario esgrimir argumentos y canalizar demandas a través de los movimientos indígenas, ahora corresponde cimentar nuevos fundamentos que destierren algunos mitos sobre la naturaleza de la justicia comunitaria, cuya complejidad ha hecho que el Estado retrase su tratamiento, siendo su reglamentación un tema pendiente en la agenda política.ABSTRACT: With the constitutional reform of 1994, Bolivia, left behind the paradigm of the liberal and ethno-centric State, to assume a new multicultural character that results from the constitutional recognition of ethno-cultural diversity. The reform also acknowledged, albeit in a limited form, the use and validity of community justice as a legitimate and alternative mechanism of conflict resolution. The indigenous movement played a key role in putting forward these demands, it is now necessary to dispel some of the misplaced myths that exist concerning community justice. Instead, we need to address the complexity of the issue, a complexity which to date has contributed to delaying the development of the corresponding regulatory legislative framework. This article examines through an empirical analysis the diversity of community justice in Bolivia.

  11. “Evo sólo es un colono mas”: conflictos interétnicos y nuevos poderes políticos de mujeres indígenas en Bolivia

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    López, Esther

    2010-01-01

    El presente trabajo plantea un análisis antropológico sobre conflictos entre grupos indígenas en Bolivia y nuevos poderes políticos de mujeres indígenas. Este análisis pretende investigar por qué las elecciones presidenciales de 2005 y 2009 un grupo mayoritario de Tacanas se posicionaron en contra de Evo Morales aun cuando su partido mantiene una política pro-indígena. Los conflictos violentos en Bolivia tienen su origen en fricciones entre las regiones de las tierras bajas y tierras altas, y...

  12. The organic matter of the Potosi basin (Cordillera Oriental, Bolivia) during the Upper Cretaceous-Lower tertiary: stratigraphic and palaeogeographic data

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    Blanc-Valleron, M.M.; Rouchy, J.M. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 75 - Paris (France)); Schuler, M.; Rauscher, R. (Strasbourg-1 Univ., 67 (France)); Camoin, G. (Aix-Marseille-1 Univ., 13 - Marseille (France))

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    Palynological and Rock-Eval pyrolysis studies of the Chaunaca and El Molino Fm (Santonian to Thanetian, Cordillera Oriental, Bolivia) indicate that some facies have economic significance as potential oil source rocks. The occurrence of Pediastrum and Azolla testify a lacustrine environment. In the Upper Molino, the environmental interpretation of an almost monospecific association of dinocysts is discussed. The presence of Apectodinium quinquelatum indicates that the age of the upper part of the Upper El Molino Fm is likely to be Upper Thanetian. (authors). 22 refs., 5 figs.

  13. Opciones de gestión para reducir la cacería ilegal: el caso de la Reserva de Vida Silvestre Amazónica Manuripi, Bolivia

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    Espinoza, Sophía Kantuta; Dresdner Cid, Jorge; Chávez Rebolledo, Carlos

    2013-01-01

    La recolección de castaña (Bertholletia excelsa) es la principal actividad forestal no maderable de Bolivia y la fuente de ingresos más relevante para comunidades y propietarios privados que habitan dentro el área Reserva Nacional de Vida Silvestre Amazónica Manuripi. Sin embargo, esta actividad está vinculada a problemas de conservación de la fauna silvestre como consecuencia de la cacería realizada por los recolectores que se internan en el bosque para recoger los frutos de la castaña. La c...

  14. OBSERVATION OF SPACE DEBRIS IN TARIJA’S OBSERVATORY, BOLIVIA IN THE FRAME OF THE PROGRAM ISON (INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC OPTICAL NETWORK)

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    R. Zalles Barrera; Molotov, I.; Agapov, V.

    2014-01-01

    El Observatorio Astron ́mico Nacional de Tarija, Bolivia con los telescopios que cuenta y en cooperaci ́n con o o la Red Internacional (ISON) en septiembre y octubre de 2005 llevaron a cabo observaciones experimentales de detecci ́n de basura espacial en la ́rbita m ́s poblada, la geoestacionaria, debido al mayor n ́mero de sat ́lites o o a u e que se han puesto en ́rbita. A partir de octubre de 2006 se realizan observaciones regulares con el Astr ́grafo o o de 23 cm y c ́mara CCD; posterio...

  15. POLÍTICAS EN TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y COMUNICACIÓN EN EL NUEVO CONTEXTO SOCIAL Y EDUCATIVO EN BOLIVIA

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    Antonio Crespo C.; Karina Ingrid Medinaceli Díaz

    2013-01-01

    La introducción de nuevas tecnologías en Bolivia ha buscado, desde el inicio, la utilización de las tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC) a favor del desarrollo local. Esto implica generar condiciones de infraestructura y desarrollar estrategias de capacitación que permitan eliminar el analfabetismo digital, transferir metodologías para innovar en el aula TIC, además de considerar las capacidades y la predisposición de los docentes a innovar en sus aulas. La presente investigación p...

  16. LA PRESERVACIÓN Y REVITALIZACION DEL CENTRO HISTÓRICO COMO LUGAR DE MEMORIA URBANA: El Caso de la Ciudad de Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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    Chugar Zubieta, I.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to show the preservation’s importance and revitalization of historical centers as a place of memory in urban cities. The study’s area includes the "Historic Center" of the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The methodology applied was observation and analysis, developed in two phases: direct observation through the lifting of the photographic studio urban cut, and indirect observation made through a literature review of books, magazines and newspapers to identify the historical and urban development. Some of the pictures were recorded by a photographic survey of museums and newspapers. Afterwards, it was made a diagnosis of the information obtained.

  17. Hegemonía y polarización en Bolivia. El primer año del gobierno de Evo Morales y el conflicto en Cochabamba

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    Marlene Choque Aldana

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Un conflicto sucedido en el departamento de Cochabamba al concluir el primer año de gobierno de Evo Morales evidencia la polarización existente en Bolivia, alrededor del proceso constituyente y la demanda de autonomías departamentales. Si bien el gobierno tuvo varios éxitos de gestión, las oscilaciones entre matrices de acción y discursos no armonizados en el seno del partido oficialista y los movimientos que lo respaldan plantearon desafíos políticos que continúan irresueltos.

  18. La comunicación en los procesos de cambio social en América Latina: Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador y Venezuela

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    Jorge Alonso; R de Frutos García; E Galarza Fernández

    2015-01-01

    Presentación y metodología de la investigación. En esta investigación se han analizado cuatro casos de procesos de cambio social en América Latina, prestando especial atención a la relación entre medios, democracia y poder. Se ha elegido una muestra de países que, por sus características específicas, representan distintos modelos de democratización de la comunicación: Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador y Venezuela. Resultados. Se han observado resultados similares entre los procesos de cambio social...

  19. La oposición hace la diferencia: una comparación entre las actitudes de diputados y ciudadanos en Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú

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    Abad, Angélica

    2011-01-01

    [ES] Este informe examina las actitudes que ciudadanos y diputados de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú exhiben hacia determinados aspectos del sistema político. Se utilizan datos del Barómetro de las Américas (LAPOP)1 y del Proyecto de Élites Parlamentarias de América Latina (PELA)2 del año 2010, para analizar los distintos niveles de satisfacción con el funcionamiento de la democracia, confianza en el Poder Legislativo y evaluación a la eficacia de los líderes políticos, entre individuos ad...

  20. Reflexiones sobre la cultura y las violencias contra Mujeres en situación de conflicto: el caso de la masacre de Pando, Bolivia

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    Urtazún, María Celina; Delmas, Flavia M.

    2014-01-01

    Nos proponemos en esta presentación analizar la violación a los derechos humanos de las mujeres en la masacre de Pando, Bolivia, más precisamente en la comunidad de El Porvenir, sucedida el 11 de septiembre de 2008, donde un grupo al mando del Prefecto Leopoldo Fernández1, integrado por personas del Comité Cívico2 y matones/sicarios, impidieron el paso3 a campesinos y campesinas que marchaban hacia la capital Cobija y cuyos objetivo eran el de la defensa del Instituto Nacional de Reforma Agra...