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  1. Carteles ii

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    Facultad Nacional de Agronomía Medellín, Tercer Simposio Forestal

    2013-01-01

    Aquí se puede encontrar un resumen de las presentaciones orales y de los carteles del tercer simposio forestal. Entre los que se encuentran: •Turno tecnológico para postes de Pinus caribeae mediante simulación de variables predictoras e información análoga. •Propuesta metodológica para la medición de desperdicios en el aserrado de la madera. •Recuperación del conocimiento sobre plantas aromáticas y medicinales en la comunidad campesina la maría: estrategias de propagación formul...

  2. Cartel prohibition may increase prices

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    Haan, Marco A.

    In this paper, we show that a policy that forbids cartels may benefit dominant firms, and hurt consumers. When cartels are prohibited, an incumbent monopolist can commit not to form a cartel should a new entrant enter the market. This reduces the entry threat, which implies that entry occurs less

  3. Competition policy and cartel size

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    Bos, A.M.; Harrington Jr., J.E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines endogenous cartel formation in the presence of a competition authority. Competition policy makes the most inclusive stable cartels less inclusive. In particular, small firms that might have been cartel members in the absence of a competition authority are no longer members.

  4. Imperfect cartelization in OPEC

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    Okullo, S.J.; Reynès, F.

    2016-01-01

    A model of global oil production is applied to study cartelization by OPEC countries. We define a measure for the degree of cooperation, analogous to the market conduct parameter of Cyert et al. (1973), Geroski et al. (1987), Lofaro (1999), and Symeonidis (2000). This parameter is used to assess the

  5. Imperfect Cartelization in OPEC

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    Okullo, Samuel; Reynes, F.

    2016-01-01

    A model of global oil production is applied to study cartelization by OPEC countries. Writing out the shadow price on quota allocations so as to draw correspondence to coefficients of cooperation (Cyert et al. 1973), we examine the incentives that different OPEC members to collude. We find that

  6. Joseph Goebbels. Cartel y propaganda

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    Martínez Ceballos, Verónica

    2016-01-01

    Análisis de la propaganda en la Segunda Guerra Mundial con su máximo impulsor, Joseph Goebbels, analizando la cartelería producida durante el régimen nazi. Este análisis se efectuará desde una visión histórica y social, en el que se indagará en Joseph Goebbels, los medios de comunicación y las características del cartel nazi para comprender la utilización de la propaganda, el uso del cartel y la intención comunicativa que esperaban de ellos. Grado en Publicidad y Relaciones Púb...

  7. Yellowcake: the international uranium cartel

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    Taylor, J.H.; Yokell, M.D.

    1979-01-01

    The dramatic events that occurred in the uranium market between 1972 and 1976, and their repercussions is discussed. In particular, the book concentrates on the international uranium cartel's attempt to fix yellowcake prices. The background of the yellowcake industry is discussed in Part I of the book, and the demand for uranium and the nuclear fuel cycle isdiscussed, along with a brief anecdotal history of the uranium industry. Part II describes the political conflicts in Australia which led to the public exposure of the uranium cartel and the situation in the world uranium market that led to the cartel's formation. The legal repercussions of the cartel's exposure are discussed in Part III, and in Part IV, the authors reflect on the ramifications of the events described in the book and some of the issues they raise

  8. Cartel Stability and Economic Integration

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    Schröder, Philipp

    2004-01-01

    This paper investigates the effect of economic integration on the ability of firms to maintain a collusive understanding about staying out of each other's markets. The paper distinguishes among different types of trade costs: ad valorem, unit, fixed. It is shown that for a suffcient reduction of ad...... valorem trade costs, a cartel supported by collusion on either quantities or prices will be weakened, thus integration is pro-competitive. If integration consists of a reductions in unit (fixed) trade costs a price setting cartel is strengthened (unaffected), while a quantity setting one is weakened....

  9. Cartel Stability and Economic Integration

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    Schröder, Philipp J.H.

    2007-01-01

    This paper revisits the notion that economic integration - modeled as a reduction of trade costs - may be anti-competitive, in the sense that it may reinforce the ability of an international cartel to maintain a collusive understanding about staying out of each other's markets. The paper is novel...

  10. The Child Welfare Cartel, "Redux"

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    Stoesz, David

    2016-01-01

    In response to "The Child Welfare Cartel," defenders of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) make three errors: First, restricting federal funds to schools of social work is "not" authorized by the statute cited in the creation of NCWWI. Second, social work is "not" the only discipline engaged in…

  11. Career development after cartel prosecution: cartel versus non-cartel managers

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    Rosenboom, N.S.R.

    2012-01-01

    I examine the career development of managers after they have been subjected to cartel prosecution by the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). A representative function is used as an indicator for a career outcome after prosecution. I compare the career development of Dutch managers involved in a

  12. OPEC and other commodity cartels: a comparison

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    Alhajji, A.F.; Huettner, D.

    2000-01-01

    The economic literature provides specific characteristics for cartels. Although the theory of international cartels in not well developed in the literature, and every cartel is unique, some of these characteristics exist in each cartel. This study investigates the existence of these characteristics in six known commodity cartels including OPEC. In addition, it compares the oil companies' cartel, 'the Seven Sisters', to OPEC, and summarizes the findings of OPEC econometric models developed in the literature in the last 25 years and concludes that the results do not support cartel or competitive models for OPEC. Although other cartels are more successful than OPEC, many books and articles in economics use OPEC as a cartel example. Neither statistical tests nor theory support the popular use of OPEC as a cartel example. Indeed, this article concludes that OPEC is composed of Saudi Arabia, the dominant world producer, plus several distinct sub-groups and that separate models are required to explain the behavior of each. Assigning the power of some OPEC members to OPEC has caused confusion about its behavior. Recent OPEC success is attributed to political, natural, and technical capacity limitations in the oil fields that prevented countries from cheating on their quota. In other words, OPEC adherence to the quota, except for Saudi Arabia, is anything but voluntary. (author)

  13. Managing Cartels: how Cartel Participants Create Stability in the Absence of law

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    Jaspers, J.D.

    2017-01-01

    textabstractFirms enter cartels (e.g. price-fixing; bid-rigging) in order to control market uncertainties and gain collusive profits, but face challenges in controlling the cartel itself. A challenge for business cartels is how to organise collective illegal activities without the use of formal

  14. Self-Disclosure at International Cartels

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    Brenner, Steffen

    2011-01-01

    We study revelation behavior at illegal international cartels. Our hypotheses suggest that a resource advantage induces executives of large multinational enterprises (MNEs) to be more likely to reveal the cartel and to cooperate with the antitrust agency during the prosecution stage. Moreover, we...

  15. Mexico: A Mosaic Cartel War

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    2011-06-12

    JUN 2011 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2011 to 00-00-2011 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Mexico : A Mosaic Cartel War 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b...GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S...AND ADDRESS(ES) US Army War College,National Security Studies,Carlisle,PA,17013 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER 9. SPONSORING/MONITORING

  16. Market-induced rationalization and welfare-enhancing cartels

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    Tuinstra, J.; in 't Veld, D.L.

    2014-01-01

    We show that incomplete cartels in quantity-setting oligopolies may increase welfare, without any efficiencies or synergies being internalized by cartel formation. The main intuition is that the cartel has an incentive to contract output and that the firms outside the cartel react to this by

  17. Market-induced rationalization and welfare enhancing cartels

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    in 't Veld, D.; Tuinstra, J.

    2012-01-01

    We show that incomplete cartels in quantity-setting oligopolies may increase welfare, without any effi ciencies or synergies being internalized by cartel formation. The main intuition is that the cartel has an incentive to contract output and that the firms outside the cartel react to this by

  18. Is the Definition of a Cartel Ballooning?

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    Rein Wesseling

    2013-01-01

    Arguably, however, the factors preventing the cartel concept from widening and becoming more blurred are no longer as pre-eminent as the concept has moved away from the U.S. criminal law framework. Rein Wesseling (Stibbe)

  19. Mexican Cartels: The Threat Along Our Southern Border

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    2011-12-01

    extends to Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz . The Gulf Cartel has entered into a greater alliance with the Sinaloa Cartel and LFM in recent years...York: United Nations Publication Sales . 23 1 Killebrew & Bernal, Crime Wars Gangs

  20. Improving Deterrence of Hard-Core Cartels

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    Mariana Tavares de Araujo

    2010-01-01

    Holding perpetrators accountable and tailoring the optimal mix of sanctions through a combination of administrative and criminal penalties are two core elements of Brazil’s anti-cartel enforcement. Mariana Tavares de Araujo (SDE, Brazil)

  1. Have the Mexican Drug Cartels Evolved into a Terrorist Insurgency?

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    2013-06-14

    one another, both the Sinaloa Cartel and the Juarez Cartel have recruited numerous street gangs in Ciudad Juarez. Thus, while the violence between the...46 two rival cartels has abated, violence between competing street gangs continues to be a problem around Ciudad Juarez. While not entirely...number is drastically understated. They estimate 230,000 people have fled the city of Ciudad Juarez and an estimated 6,000 businesses have closed due

  2. Cadre, catch-all or cartel? A comment on the notion of the cartel party

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    1996-01-01

    The recently proposed (ideal) type of a modern political party, the 'cartel party', evokes questions both about the conceptual clarity of the new type and about its empirical validity. The analysis of the relationship between civil society and the state, which constitutes a central element in Katz

  3. Balancing the Public Interest-Defence in Cartel Offenses

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    Schinkel, M.P.; Tóth, L.

    Horizontal agreements may be exempted from cartel law if they advance certain public interests, such as public health or the environment, enough to compensate the consumers damaged by their anti-competitive effects. We formalize the balancing of cartel unit price overcharges on a private good

  4. THE ANALYSE OF THE REGULATIONS AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL REGARDING CARTELS. CASE SUDY: CARTEL BETWEEN THE COMPANIES CHIQUITA AND PACIFIC

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    Berinde Mihai

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The present paper tries to make an analyse of the policy in the field of competition, at the level of the European Union, more exactly the policy applied on cartels. It is important to know the regulations regarding cartels, especially the way in which procedures are done in the case of a cartel. Cartels have a negative impact on competition and consumers, and that’s why it is extremely important that they are discovered on time and after that, by using correction measures to try to recuperate the created damage. The used research method is the analyze of the legislation in force regarding cartels and the study of the existing literature in this field, and in order to give an example of the procedures in the case of a cartel, we analyzed the cartel between two companies Chiquita and Pacific. It is extremely important for these regulations to be known, and in order to discourage such practices, the European Committee has thought of a series of advantages for the companies that give information and evidence regarding the existence of a cartel. Among these advantages we could mention immunity to fine, that permits the company to be absolved of all its fines. The paper presents schematically the legislation that forbids anti-competitive practices, at the level of the European Union, and after that the applied procedure when a law violation is discovered. The modality in which the procedures are applied, in the case of suspecting a cartel, have been presented step by step, and after that, the case study does not exist only to give an example of procedures, but also to present the applied methods, in the case of success in proving the existence of a cartel. The importance of competition policy at a European level cannot be denied because of the fact that only by implementing of a proper policy in this field, an economy can develop further.

  5. Nuclear proliferation. II. Monopoly or cartel

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    Baker, S.J.

    1976-01-01

    Increasing competition between a growing number of nations exporting nuclear technology and recent exporting of full fuel-cycle facilities raise fears of nuclear proliferation and widespread nuclear weapons. As a result of the 1973 oil crisis, industrial nations seeking a share in the international nuclear market in order to protect their economic interests must also cooperate to protect these same interests from nuclear risks. Disagreement over the form of cooperation centers on the competing exporters' tactics of undercutting safeguards and political restrictions. Monopoly was never an option for even the United States. Government intervention in the international nuclear market in the form of subsidies and financial incentives is a more practical approach than a free market. A cartel arrangement is appropriate to nuclear energy in the sense of reducing economic uncertainties, but political objections would be strong and there would be some risk of independent nuclear development. As a strategy to forestall proliferation, however, the cartel can control exports of enrichment and reprocessing facilities and make it more expensive for nations to independently develop nuclear weapons. An enlargement of safeguards arrangements by nuclear suppliers will require nations to trade some of their economic interests in order to achieve international political objectives

  6. SCREENING METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF CARTELS

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    Mihail BUŞU

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available During their everyday activities, the economic operators conclude a multitude of agreements in tacit or written form, such as: contracts or conventions. Some of these arrangements are absolutely necessary for the development of their current activities. These are agreements which, by respecting the rules of competition, are able to bring benefits to consumers and to the entire economy, as a whole. On the other hand, the economic operators often conclude agreements which are harmful to the economy as well as to the consumers, violating the competition rules. Some examples in this respect are: operators’ agreements on price fixing, on market or customers sharing. Before investigating the violation of competition rules, the relevant authorities should identify the possibility of the existence of such illegalities. The theoretical models for detecting the cartels do represent a proactive tool concerning the antitrust activity of competition authorities. The present paper furnishes a review of the methods for detecting cartels as well as a part of their practical application.

  7. Assessing the effects of a road surfacing cartel in Switzerland

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    Hüschelrath, Kai; Leheyda, Nina; Beschorner, Patrick Frank Ernst

    2009-01-01

    The paper assesses the impact of the detection of a hard-core cartel in the Swiss market for road surfacing on post-cartel competition. In addition to an investigation of supply-side factors, demand-side factors, and market prices, the paper also derives estimates of the economic effects of the decision. The results indicate that the detection of the cartel may have led to short-term price reductions; however, the persistent collusion-friendly industry structure forecloses larger and durable ...

  8. Legal problems of doing business with foreign energy cartels

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    Sayler, R.H.

    1983-01-01

    This paper focuses on the uranium cartel - or marketing arrangement as its admitted participants styled it. The clash between US antitrust laws and cartels that fix prices is examined with particular emphasis on the uranium antitrust litigation and on a US antitrust lawsuit in which the courts rejected an attack on OPEC's price-fixing and output-limitation activities. Basic legal principles pertaining to this type of litigation are explained. Even more specialized defenses are available to complicate the litigation when foreign governments are involved with the cartel: sovereign immunity, act of state, and foreign governmental compulsion. It is concluded that antitrust litigation against a foreign cartel is not impossible, but it may be unwise in the long run if it precipitates an international reversion to protectionism. 35 references

  9. Partners in ecocide: Australia's complicity in the uranium cartel

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    Venturini, V.G.

    1983-01-01

    In 1972 uranium producers from France, South Africa, Australia, Great Britain and Canada organized an international cartel to control the production and sale of uranium. The complicity of Australia in the manipulation of the market by and on behalf of C.R.A., Mary Kathleen Uranium, Pancontinental and Queensland Mines is discussed. The roles of both governments and companies and the antitrust implications of the cartel are considered

  10. Measuring the effectiveness of anti-cartel interventions : A conceptual framework

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    Katsoulacos, Yannis; Motchenkova, E.; Ulph, David

    This paper develops a model of the birth and death of cartels in the presence of enforcement activities by a Competition Authority (CA). We distinguish three sets of interventions: (a) detecting, prosecuting and penalising cartels; (b) actions that aim to stop cartel activity in the short-term,

  11. El Cartel Cultural en Bogotá 1986 - 2006

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    Castell, Edmon; Cortez Guzmán, Diego

    2009-01-01

    Hoja de Mano (plegable) de la muestra museográfica que expone la historia del cartel como patrimonio visual en las categorias de Bogotá, Arquitectura, Editorial y letras, Cine, Teatro y danza, Infantil, Música, Diseño Gráfico, Academia Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Arte, Fotografía y Cultura y patrimonio.

  12. Using Collaboration to Understand Border Security and Cartels [video

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    Jones, Jason

    2016-01-01

    Jason Jones, Captain (ret) Texas Department of Public Safety, is interviewed in this first episode of a series of Casual Conversations with CHDS Alumni and other subject matter experts in Homeland Security. This video focuses on the importance of collaboration among US organizations to understand cartels and border security.

  13. THE CARTEL IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ROMANIA - RETROSPECTIVE OF THE YEARS 2009-2013

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    Berinde Mihai

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The cartel is considered the most harmful anti-competitive practice; therefore the competition authorities were concerned about the continuous improvement of the legislation governing this practice. In order to stimulate companies to withdraw from participating to a cartel in the European Union, the leniency policy has implemented. The present paper aims at achieving the hindsight of the years 2009-2013 regarding the evolution of cartel cases detected both at EU level and in Romania. The research methodology used is the study of literature, followed by the analysis of the legislation governing the European cartel and the analysis of all decisions issued between 2009-2013, both by the European Commission and by the Competition Council of Romania. The paper is structured in four parts. The first part presents the cartel from the theoretical and legislative point of view. The second and third parts of the paper include the analysis of cartel cases detected both at European and national level. The following aspects were taken into account when analysing the cartel cases: the date when the decision was issued by the competition authorities, the number of companies involved in the cartel, the opening date of the investigation, the method of opening the investigation, the field in which the cartel operated, the duration of the cartel as well as the amount of the fine. The final part of the paper highlights a number of conclusions. In the reviewed period 22 cartel cases were detected in the European Union and 23 cartel cases in Romania. The amount of the fines imposed at a European level is 251 times higher than the fines imposed by the Competition Council of Romania. In the European Union there were 11 long-term cartel cases, 10 medium-term cases and only one case lasted less than a year. In Romania there have been detected 4 long term cartel cases, 7 medium-term cases and 12 cases of short-term cases.

  14. Does OPEC still exist as a cartel? An empirical investigation

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    Bremond, Vincent; Hache, Emmanuel; Mignon, Valerie

    2010-11-01

    The aim of this paper is to determine if OPEC acts as a cartel by testing whether the production decisions of the different countries are coordinated and if they have an influence on oil prices. Relying on co-integration and causality tests in both time series and panel settings, our findings show that the OPEC influence has evolved through time, following the changes in the oil pricing system. While the influence of OPEC is found to be important just after the counter-oil shock, our results show that OPEC is price taker on the majority of the considered sub-periods. Finally, by dividing OPEC between savers and spenders, we show that it acts as a cartel mainly with a subgroup of its members. (authors)

  15. The Logic of Violence in Criminal War: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil

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    Lessing, Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    Why do drug cartels fight states? Episodes of armed conflict between drug cartels and states in Colombia, Brazil and Mexico have demonstrated that `criminal wars' can be just as destructive as civil wars. Yet insurgents in civil wars stand a reasonable chance of winning formal concessions of territory or outright victory. Why fight the state if, like drug cartels, you seek neither to topple nor secede from it?Equally puzzling are the divergent effects of state crackdowns. Mexico's militarized...

  16. Political constraints on government cartelization: the case of oil production regulation in Texas and Saudi Arabia.

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    Gary Libecap; James L. Smith

    2001-01-01

    We examine government cartelization efforts in crude oil production. Texas and Saudi Arabia are alleged to act as swing producers to maintain the interstate (1933-1972) and OPEC (1973 on) oil cartels respectively. We analyze the political constraints that affected the ability of Texas and Saudi Arabia to act as residual producers within their respective cartels. In the case of Texas, political factors molded individual firm production quotas, advantaging high-cost producers and hence, reducin...

  17. Examining the Rise in Mexican Drug Cartel Related Violence

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    2016-06-10

    to seek out corruption and prosecute the offenders .19 Additionally, he took several new approaches to weaken the cartels. He reignited the policy to...areas to target offenders . Critics said his methods allowed the police to harass minor offenders who were not part of the drug trade, but Leyzaola...birthday party, President Calderon came to Juarez and heard firsthand the reports from the mothers of the slain teens and was criticized for his

  18. On the instance of misuse of unprofitable energy prices under cartel law

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    Schoening, M.

    1993-01-01

    The practice of fixing prices which do not cover the costs can on principle not be considered an instance of misuse pursuant to Articles 22 Section 4 Clause 2 No. 2, 103 Section 5 Clause 2 No. 2 of the GWB (cartel laws). If the authority for the supervision of cartels takes action against companies operating with unprofitable prices, this constitutes a violation not only of cartel law, but also of the constitution. The cartel authorities have no right to dismiss a dominating company's referral to poor business prospects on the ground that its business report is theoretically manipulable. Rather, the burden of proof of concealment is on the authorities. (orig.) [de

  19. On price taking behavior in a nonrenewable resource cartel-fringe game

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    Withagen, C.A.A.M.; Benchekroun, H.

    2012-01-01

    We consider a nonrenewable resource game with one cartel and a set of fringe members. We show that (i) the outcomes of the closed-loop and the open-loop nonrenewable resource game with the fringe members as price takers (the cartel-fringe game à la Salant, 1976) coincide and (ii) when the number of

  20. Endogenous Lysine Strategy Profile and Cartel Duration : An Instrumental Variables Approach

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    Zhou, J.

    2012-01-01

    Abstract: Colluding firms often exchange private information and make transfers within the cartels based on the information. Estimating the impact of such collusive practices— known as the “lysine strategy profile (LSP)”— on cartel duration is difficult because of endogeneity and omitted variable

  1. Bargaining in the shadow of the European settlement procedure for cartels

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    Schinkel, M.P.

    2011-01-01

    The article discusses the European Commission's legal settlement procedures regarding cartels, with emphasis given to its denial of plea bargaining bargaining and negotiation. The author argues that such a hard stance on settlements may actually have negative effects on cartelization deterrence

  2. OPEC and Venezuelan oil production: Evidence against a cartel hypothesis

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    Reynolds, Douglas B.; Pippenger, Michael K.

    2010-01-01

    This study revisits the OPEC cartel hypothesis using a case study. A test is conducted to see if Venezuela has its production Granger cause its OPEC quota or whether the OPEC quota for Venezuela Granger causes Venezuelan production. The results show both occur at different times. In the short run, OPEC's oil production quota for Venezuela Granger causes Venezuelan production. However, shortly after cuts, Venezuela cheats on agreements, suggesting a tit-for-tat oligopoly game, which is not anti-competitive. In the long run, we show that Venezuelan oil production Granger causes OPEC's quota for Venezuela, but not vice versa. Having Venezuelan oil production Granger cause OPEC quotas for Venezuela in the long run suggests OPEC does not coordinate outputs as much as it reacts to them. The evidence suggests Venezuela is not a part of an OPEC anti-competitive syndicate even though we show that Venezuelan oil production is low. An alternative explanation for why Venezuela and possibly other OPEC members have low oil production outputs is that institutions and risk aversion, not cartel participation, is the cause. A vector error correction model shows that there is no tendency for Venezuelan oil production to converge to OPEC's quota for Venezuela.

  3. Cartel practice in Brazil : A Study of the Decisions of CADE and the profile of Convictions Cartel

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    Felipe Braga Albuquerque

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work is to analyze the cartel practice in Brazil, aiming to identify the effective use of the judiciary in control practices violations of the economic order. The study concludes, based on a methodology of theoretical and documentary research, that although there is in Brazil a good administrative structure to protect the competitive environment, this structure strengthened from the Law 12.529/2011, there remains a deficiency of knowledge of antitrust policy by the population, resulting in a small number of processes aimed at compelling infringing practices or work for the restoration of damage. Initially, the paper addresses the protection of competition in Brazil , and then analyzes the administrative structure and the Brazilian System of Competition Defense, after sets the focus on the analysis of cartel cases, sort of violation of the economic order, promoting the survey cases sentenced by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE between the years 2000 to 2013, and finally It is made a review analysis.

  4. From victims of trafficking to felons: Migrant smugglers recruited by Mexican cartels

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    Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios

    2017-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to examine what are the methods used by Mexican drug cartels to recruit migrant smugglers and which are the activities carried by former migrant smugglers in these organizations. A qualitative methodology was used, consistent in the realization, between 2011 and 2015, of interviews with 107 migrant smugglers (105 men and 2 women). This paper concludes that after 2013, there has been an increase of recruitment of migrant smugglers by drug cartels without coercion...

  5. Methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel in the resale market of fuels

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    Costa, Cleber Ribeiro da Silva; Tiryaki, Gisele Ferreira; Ramos, Maria Olivia

    2010-01-01

    The existence of anti competitive conduct such as cartels would lead to a situation of high prices and profits harming competition and society in general. The methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel by the ANP in the resale market of fuels involves analysis of the behavior of the average prices of resale and distribution, the nominal average gross margin on resale, the coefficient of variation of prices of resale and distribution of fuel for a given period by the municipality. Combining the analysis of these elements, the ANP has suggested the investigation into possible cartels. This text aims to bring contributions for a better definition of the relevant market in the analysis of economic evidence in cartel in the market for resale of fuel and add elements currently not considered in the analysis of ANP and regulation of the sector. To this end, this article is organized into three sections besides the introduction and final consideration. The first section takes place at the constitution some myths about cartels thread reseller retailer of automotive fuel by analyzing the main causes leading to complaints by consumers. Then presents a conceptual analysis of relevant market, since this definition is essential to characterize anti-competitive practices of operations performed by companies holding market power, notably the formation of cartels. Finally, it is a discussion on how the action of the main bodies involved in dismantling of anti competitive practices in the industry. Expected to find results that work with greater integration between agencies to safeguard competition and better defining the relevant market segment for the resale of fuel. (author)

  6. Methodology of analysis of economic evidence of cartel in the resale retail of the fuel sector

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    Costa, Cleber Ribeiro da Silva; Tiryaki, Gisele Ferreira; Ramos, Maria Olivia

    2010-01-01

    The existence of anti competitive conduct such as cartels would lead to a situation of high prices and profits harming competition and society in general. The methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel by the ANP in the resale market of fuels involves analysis of the behavior of the average prices of resale and distribution, the nominal average gross margin on resale, the coefficient of variation of prices of resale and distribution of fuel for a given period by the municipality. Combining the analysis of these elements, the ANP has suggested the investigation into possible cartels. This text aims to bring contributions for a better definition of the relevant market in the analysis of economic evidence in cartel in the market for resale of fuel and add elements currently not considered in the analysis of ANP and regulation of the sector. To this end, this article is organized into three sections besides the introduction and final consideration. The first section takes place at deconstitution some myths about cartels thread reseller retailer of automotive fuel by analyzing the main causes leading to complaints by consumers. Then presents a conceptual analysis of relevant market, since this definition is essential to characterize anti-competitive practices of operations performed by companies holding market power, notably the formation of cartels. Finally, it is a discussion on how the action of the main bodies involved in dismantling of anti competitive practices in the industry. Expected to find results that work with greater integration between agencies to safeguard competition and better defining the relevant market segment for the resale of fuel. (author)

  7. From victims of trafficking to felons: Migrant smugglers recruited by Mexican cartels

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    Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to examine what are the methods used by Mexican drug cartels to recruit migrant smugglers and which are the activities carried by former migrant smugglers in these organizations. A qualitative methodology was used, consistent in the realization, between 2011 and 2015, of interviews with 107 migrant smugglers (105 men and 2 women. This paper concludes that after 2013, there has been an increase of recruitment of migrant smugglers by drug cartels without coercion, and that the activities carried out by them are increasingly violent.

  8. WTO law and economics and restrictive practices in energy trade : The case of the OPEC cartel

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    Marhold, Anna

    2016-01-01

    The World Trade Organization cannot deal comprehensively with restrictive export practices maintained by energy cartels such as the OPEC. The main reason for this is the absence of competition rules in the multilateral trading system. However, in spite of the fact that the WTO does not have rules on

  9. La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexican Security

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    2010-12-01

    Michoacán, ministerial police discovered a methamphetamines lab construct- ed and operated by La Familia in Colonia Santa Lucía, in southern Puebla .18...spots in Puebla , Reynosa, Cancún, Oaxaca, and Nue- vo Laredo. The cartel proffered a $5 million reward in dollars, euros, or another currency to anyone

  10. Inconvenient Truths: A Response to the Article by David Stoesz, "The Child Welfare Cartel"

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    Clark, James J.; Yegidis, Bonnie L.

    2016-01-01

    David Stoesz offers a sweeping critique of the Children's Bureau and social work education by claiming the existence of a "child welfare cartel." He also attacks the quality of social work education and research, which he claims has poorly invested government funding and helped create the unmitigated failures of the American child…

  11. Mexican Drug Cartels and al Qaeda: Credible Link or Impracticable Alliance?

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    2011-10-28

    ideological or political ends. Some experts identified their aims as being defined by their greed and corruption that they propagate with the primary goals...generation cartels. The risk is simply too great at this stage of a cartels’ development. Whatever amount a terrorist organization could bribe the

  12. THE IMPACT THE COMPETITION POLICY HAS ON THE LIBERALISATION OF INTERANTIONAL TRADE. CASE STUDY: THE CARTEL

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    Berinde Mihai

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The liberalization of international trade is the key when we talk about globalization from an economic aspect, because only when there will be a single global market can we talk about abundance as to what economic globalization is concerned. It is a known fact that market economies can work in free competition conditions. Taking into account the present tendencies of international trade, a decisive role is played by competition authorities. The policy in this field and the commercial policies play complementary roles, because in the absence of one of the two policies, we cannot see economic development and growth. In order to benefit from the full advantages of a free trade, companies must respect the laws of competition. In this context, in this paper, we proposed to study the way in which the existence of a cartel on a certain market can cancel the positive effects of international trade. The working hypothesis from which we started in this study was the following: identifying a cartel that functioned on the European market before and after the Uruguay Round, in order to study the negative effects that this anti-competition practice had. The Uruguay negotiation Round has been chosen, because the best results concerning the liberalization of international trade have been achieved in it. The cartel case was not chosen at random; we have searched to find one that was active in a field which got significant customs tax reductions in the Uruguay Round. We have decided to analyze the impact which a cartel had in the field of industrial products. Following our study, we have managed to empirically demonstrate the way in which a cartel can cancel the benefits of international trade liberalization. The analysis of the way in which the Industrial Tubes cartel acted on the EU market, as well as the analysis of the indicators that led to the undisputable conclusion that this cartel case canceled the positive effects which should have been felt on the

  13. The Future of Mexico’s Drug War - Balancing Security and Rule of Law Against Cartel Freedom of Maneuver

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    2011-10-28

    control over the distribution and cross-border sale of drugs in the United States. Exploiting their pre- existing associations, Mexican cartels...Norte Aug 11 Finance & Logistics Los Zetas Financial and logistics sectors Op Veracruz Seguro Oct 11-Pres Veracruz Los Zetas, Gulf, Sinaloa... Veracruz not to pay the demanded extortion fees.33 Whether or not the people view the cartel as a hero remains to be seen, but the issue does pose a trust

  14. Formal Rules Versus an Economic Approach in Dealing with Cartels: the Need for More Coherence in European Competition Law

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    Radu Muşetescu

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Cartelizing is today among the most hunted business conduct in the world. Competition authorities from the countries where these statutes were adopted embrace the wisdom that such agreements between competitors are unquestionably anti-competitive. As opposed to other business practices, cartel agreements seem to offer an undeniable proof of intent that confers comfort for those who are investigating and prosecuting them. A cartel is today qualified as per se illegal. No further proof is needed but the formal agreement and the shared intentions. They are, at least until now, the only business practice that has lead, in certain jurisdictions, to jail terms and criminal record for individuals who were engaged in their negotiation and implementation. However, cartels are business practices that do not fundamentally aggress against any property right. From a public policy perspective, the harsh attitude towards cartels is lacking a theoretical coherence. Today, when competition policies all over the world and especially in the European Union are gradually transiting towards a more economic approach to evaluating the welfare effects of business practices, reassessing cartels is a critical imperative in the effort for a more coherent and reasonable public policy.

  15. No Need for Conspiracy: Self-Organized Cartel Formation in a Modified Trust Game

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    Peixoto, Tiago P.; Bornholdt, Stefan

    2012-05-01

    We investigate the dynamics of a trust game on a mixed population, where individuals with the role of buyers are forced to play against a predetermined number of sellers whom they choose dynamically. Agents with the role of sellers are also allowed to adapt the level of value for money of their products, based on payoff. The dynamics undergoes a transition at a specific value of the strategy update rate, above which an emergent cartel organization is observed, where sellers have similar values of below-optimal value for money. This cartel organization is not due to an explicit collusion among agents; instead, it arises spontaneously from the maximization of the individual payoffs. This dynamics is marked by large fluctuations and a high degree of unpredictability for most of the parameter space and serves as a plausible qualitative explanation for observed elevated levels and fluctuations of certain commodity prices.

  16. Problems of cartel law in license contracts within the power economy

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    Hueffer, U.

    1992-01-01

    First the licence contract is presented as a particularly important instrument of the power economy. In a second step a link is established with cartel law; that is, the special status of the power economy under cartel law and the significance of the licence contract within this context are illuminated. On this basis then, a very controversial complex of problems is entered into: the assessment of so-called expiration clauses in licence contracts, i.e. the legal situation upon expiration of a licence contract. It turns out that qualms about the time value being the takeover price have no legal basis. The fact that they were expressed at all is due to the lack of a synopsis of the relevant subareas of commercial law. Scientific purposes require a synopsis of the commercial law concerned rather than an argument in which each party splits off single aspects of the issue. (orig./HSCH) [de

  17. Impacts of Weather Shocks on Murder and Drug Cartel Violence in Mexico

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    Miguel, E.; Hsiang, S. M.; Burke, M.; Gonzalez, F.; Baysan, C.

    2014-12-01

    We estimate impacts of weather shocks on several dimensions of violence in Mexico during 1990-2010, using disaggregated data at the state-by-month level. Controlling for location and time fixed effects, we show that higher than normal temperatures lead to: (i) higher total murder rates, (ii) higher rates of drug cartel related murders, and (iii) higher suicide rates. The effects of high temperatures on inter-personal violence (murders) and on inter-group violence (drug cartel related murders) are large, statistically significant and similar to those found in other recent settings. The use of panel data econometric methods to examine the effect of weather on suicide incidence is novel. We assess the role of economic channels (i.e., agricultural production affected by weather) and conclude that they cannot account for most of the estimated impacts, suggesting that other mechanisms, including psychological explanations, are likely to be important in this setting.

  18. El cartel como recurso para presentar resultados de investigación científica

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    Omar A. Piñeiro Fernández

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se hace referencia al cartel como recurso para presentar resultados de investigación en reuniones científicas. Se especifican los requisitos mínimos que se deben cumplir en su preparación y se ofrecen elementos básicos en relación con su estructura. Se enumeran sus ventajas y se dan algunas orientaciones a los efectos de su exposición. Se fundamenta la utilidad de publicar posteriormente los trabajos presentados en cartelReference is made to posters as a means for exhibiting research work outcome in scientific events. The minimum design requirements and the basic structural elements of posters are specified. Likewise, poster advantages, recommendations for exhibition and the usefulness of publising the papers which are presented in posters are also set forth

  19. LIMITATIONS OF EU COMPETITION LAW AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON RECIDIVISM AND DETERRENCE: ANALYSIS OF THE CONVENIENCE OF A PENAL APPROACH TO CARTELS

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    Amaya ANGULO GARZARO

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Competition law seeks to foster competition and innovation through the sanctioning of antitrust behavior, and it especially seeks to discourage the creation of hardcore cartels. To that effect, the European Union imposes administrative sanctions to cartels, whereas the United States use their penal system against them. This paper will analyze the advantages and limitations of each option, and will determine whether it would be more effective for the European Union to also use its penal system against cartels.

  20. TRANSATLANTIC SHIPPING CARTELS AND MIGRATION BETWEEN EUROPE AND AMERICA, 1880-1914

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    Drew Keeling

    1999-01-01

    The greatest intercontinental migration in human history was also the first large-scale international transportation business. One century ago, transnational shipping cartels helped make the oceanic transport of European migrants to America a widespread enterprise in which capacity management, not opportunistic exploitation, was the crucial element. The cartels’ success underscores the overlapping and transatlantic job-seekers in the facilitation and limited regulation of mass migration.

  1. Addressing responsibility of owners and managers in cartel agreements: A competition law perspective

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    Pavlic Ljiljana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Horizontal agreements between competitors with t h e object/effect of reducing competition between them through market partitioning, bid rigging, production/distribution quantities limitation and price fixing are considered to be the infringements of competition law. Cartel is an agreement under which competitors agree not to compete with each other and presents the most serious form of anticompetitive behaviour. Such arrangements allow companies to exert market power they would not otherwise have by artificially restricting competition with deleterious effect on welfare. Competition authorities around the world continue to declare cartel detection and conviction in competition enforcement as their highest priority. Taking part in cartel can have severe consequences for managers as well for the undertaking. In some jurisdictions employees involved in the infringement of competition law are criminally prosecuted facing financial fines and possible imprisonment. The reason behind it is an acknowledgment by competition authorities that the mere threat of sanctions against managers and personal liability could be a more effective deterrent than the possibility of only undertaking-focused sanctions. The amount of fines imposed for antitrust infringements, and for hard core cartel violations in particular, has notably augmented over the last years. This paper will argue why managers are employed in harmful activities risking imposition of severe fines and adverse reputational impact for themselves and the owners of the undertakings they work for and what are the tools within undertaking that can reduce the risk of being involved in unlawful antitrust practices and minimize the negative impact if anticompetitive behaviour has occurred.

  2. By Land, Sea, or Air A Comparative Analysis of Cartel Smuggling Strategies

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    2017-06-01

    like to thank my wife, Kristina, and my kids , Brenden and Kaytee, for all of their love and support during this major milestone in our lives. xvi...New Narcoeconomy (New York: Zed Books , 2012), 13. 3 narcotics to be used only for medical purposes.”5 Furthermore, after the temperance movement...border, cartels are using more 16- and 17-year olds, and younger kids , to bring across drug shipments.”28 However, the human body is fairly limited

  3. Cartel law as an instrument for ensuring security of energy supply; Kartellrecht als Instrument der sicheren Energieversorgung

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    Roth, W.H. [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung

    2007-07-01

    The title of this paper - cartel law as an instrument for ensuring security of supply - may seem surprising to some. After all, the concepts of security of supply and cartel law are generally viewed as conflicting with one another, as when prohibitive or interdictive norms of cartel law are restricted or suspended in the name of ensuring security of supply. The title implies that there is also another perspective on this relationship, namely that cartel is geared to the goal of maintaining a viable competitive environment. To the extent that competition serves the purpose of ensuring consumers' greatest possible security of supply, even though this may not be its only purpose, any economic system that is driven by competition will also work towards ensuring the security of the energy supply. Seen from this perspective the paper's title is aptly worded, speaking of security of supply through competition rather than through its (justified) restriction. The creation of a European internal energy market in which energy resources are offered and demanded across borders will contribute to ensuring the security of the energy supply. To the extent that cartel law acts towards keeping markets open and safeguarding competition it will also serve the purpose of ensuring security of supply. This applies in particular in cases where contractual bonds act as a repellent, preventing other suppliers from entering the market and thus also counteracting the diversification of buying sources.

  4. Methodology of analysis of economic evidence of cartel in the resale retail of the fuel sector; Metodologia de analise de indicios economicos de cartel no segmento de revenda varejista de combustiveis

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    Costa, Cleber Ribeiro da Silva [Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Tiryaki, Gisele Ferreira [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Ramos, Maria Olivia [Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), BA (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The existence of anti competitive conduct such as cartels would lead to a situation of high prices and profits harming competition and society in general. The methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel by the ANP in the resale market of fuels involves analysis of the behavior of the average prices of resale and distribution, the nominal average gross margin on resale, the coefficient of variation of prices of resale and distribution of fuel for a given period by the municipality. Combining the analysis of these elements, the ANP has suggested the investigation into possible cartels. This text aims to bring contributions for a better definition of the relevant market in the analysis of economic evidence in cartel in the market for resale of fuel and add elements currently not considered in the analysis of ANP and regulation of the sector. To this end, this article is organized into three sections besides the introduction and final consideration. The first section takes place at deconstitution some myths about cartels thread reseller retailer of automotive fuel by analyzing the main causes leading to complaints by consumers. Then presents a conceptual analysis of relevant market, since this definition is essential to characterize anti-competitive practices of operations performed by companies holding market power, notably the formation of cartels. Finally, it is a discussion on how the action of the main bodies involved in dismantling of anti competitive practices in the industry. Expected to find results that work with greater integration between agencies to safeguard competition and better defining the relevant market segment for the resale of fuel. (author)

  5. Methodology of analysis of economic indicia of cartel in the resale retail of the fuel sector; Metodologia de analise de indicios economicos de cartel no segmento de revenda varejista de combustiveis

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    Costa, Cleber Ribeiro da Silva [Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Tiryaki, Gisele Ferreira [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Ramos, Maria Olivia [Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), BA (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The existence of anti competitive conduct such as cartels would lead to a situation of high prices and profits harming competition and society in general. The methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel by the ANP in the resale market of fuels involves analysis of the behavior of the average prices of resale and distribution, the nominal average gross margin on resale, the coefficient of variation of prices of resale and distribution of fuel for a given period by the municipality. Combining the analysis of these elements, the ANP has suggested the investigation into possible cartels. This text aims to bring contributions for a better definition of the relevant market in the analysis of economic evidence in cartel in the market for resale of fuel and add elements currently not considered in the analysis of ANP and regulation of the sector. To this end, this article is organized into three sections besides the introduction and final consideration. The first section takes place at deconstitution some myths about cartels thread reseller retailer of automotive fuel by analyzing the main causes leading to complaints by consumers. Then presents a conceptual analysis of relevant market, since this definition is essential to characterize anti-competitive practices of operations performed by companies holding market power, notably the formation of cartels. Finally, it is a discussion on how the action of the main bodies involved in dismantling of anti competitive practices in the industry. Expected to find results that work with greater integration between agencies to safeguard competition and better defining the relevant market segment for the resale of fuel. (author)

  6. Methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel in the resale market of fuels; Metodologia de analise de indicios economicos de cartel no segmento de revenda varejista de combustiveis

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    Costa, Cleber Ribeiro da Silva [Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e BiocombustIveis (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Tiryaki, Gisele Ferreira [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Ramos, Maria Olivia [Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), BA (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    The existence of anti competitive conduct such as cartels would lead to a situation of high prices and profits harming competition and society in general. The methodology of economic analysis of evidence of cartel by the ANP in the resale market of fuels involves analysis of the behavior of the average prices of resale and distribution, the nominal average gross margin on resale, the coefficient of variation of prices of resale and distribution of fuel for a given period by the municipality. Combining the analysis of these elements, the ANP has suggested the investigation into possible cartels. This text aims to bring contributions for a better definition of the relevant market in the analysis of economic evidence in cartel in the market for resale of fuel and add elements currently not considered in the analysis of ANP and regulation of the sector. To this end, this article is organized into three sections besides the introduction and final consideration. The first section takes place at the constitution some myths about cartels thread reseller retailer of automotive fuel by analyzing the main causes leading to complaints by consumers. Then presents a conceptual analysis of relevant market, since this definition is essential to characterize anti-competitive practices of operations performed by companies holding market power, notably the formation of cartels. Finally, it is a discussion on how the action of the main bodies involved in dismantling of anti competitive practices in the industry. Expected to find results that work with greater integration between agencies to safeguard competition and better defining the relevant market segment for the resale of fuel. (author)

  7. Los carteles del narcotráfico en el Fútbol Profesional Colombiano: estructura de oportunidad

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    Mejía Morales, Juan Felipe

    2014-01-01

    El interés de este trabajo de grado es analizar la incidencia que ha tenido la estructura de oportunidad en la participación de los carteles del narcotráfico en el Fútbol Profesional colombiano. Este elemento es fundamental para entender este fenómeno pues desviste la arbitrariedad con la que se ha pretendido entender la entrada de estos colectivos al Fútbol. Igualmente, desde los conceptos teóricos de Charles Tilly, Sidney Tarrow y Doug McAdam, se evalúan los patrones de comportamiento de es...

  8. La tipografía del cartel taurino en el siglo XIX

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    Begoña Torres González

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se aborda -por primera vez- el estudio de la tipografía en el cartel taurino del siglo xix. Resulta una nueva aportación puesto que, sobre este tema concreto, no existe ninguna bibliografía. Para llevarlo a cabo, se ha comenzado por intentar aclarar el panorama confuso de las clasificaciones tipográficas. Basándonos en la clasificación Vox -aceptada internacionalmente- se han diferenciado, uno por uno y de forma cronológica, el tipo de caracteres empleados en la cartelería taurina decimonónica. También se han investigado los modelos estéticos, los intercambios entre imprentas, la perduración de diferentes estilos en el tiempo, el concepto tan peculiar de «legibilidad» del cartel, la relación con el libro y otros impresos, el diseño de letras manuales... en fin, la estrategia de la comunicación, el atractivo de la representación y el inmovilismo, frente a la originalidad y la renovación.This article addresses -for the first time the study of graphic tipology represented in the bullfight affiche of the 19th century. Since specific bibliography on the topic is inexistent, this is an innovative contríbution to the field. The initial intention is to clarify the, so far, confusing classification ofits graphic tipology. Following the internationally accepted Vox classification, the goal of the study has been to differenciate one by one, each typographic character in the tauromachy poster of the 19th century. In addittion, this is an overview ofthe aesthetic patterns, the exchanges among printers, the persistency of certain styles throughout time, the alway peculiar concept of «legibility» in a poster, the relationships between a poster and other books and printed material, the design of the handwritten letters... and ultimately, the communication strategy, the appeal of representation and the dynamics between inmovilist attitudes and original and innovative ones.

  9. Market control in the electricity production and wholesale markets. A critical analysis of the more recent views of the Federal Cartel Office

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    Drozella, Gisela; Krebs, Harald

    2013-01-01

    In its sector-specific investigations in the electricity production and wholesale markets the German Federal Cartel Office continues to apply its concept of what it terms a primary sales market. The authors describe the discrepancy that exists between the beliefs about market action that underlie the Cartel Office's determination of market boundaries and market action as it actually occurs in reality. The legal concept of the exercise of unilateral market control by several companies as developed by the Cartel Office on the basis of an economic instrument appears unsustainable, both legally and economically. This is compounded by methodological shortcomings. It is therefore the authors' opinion that the approach taken by the Cartel Office in its sector-specific investigations does not afford a sustainable basis for its finding of electricity production companies exercising market control.

  10. European Union Antitrust Enforcement against Cartels – Priorities in the Context of Globalisation of Business and Economic Crisis

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    Iordache Lucia

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In the context of globalisation and EU member states’ efforts to overcome the difficulties of the economic crisis, realising the full potential of the Single Market is the main component of a credible plan for higher and sustainable growth in the EU. Competition policy is the central pillar of the Single Market. A strong antitrust enforcement, especially fighting cartels and preventing the creation of new ones, is at the core of open and fair pan-European markets, higher productivity and growth across Europe. This article summarizes the activities of the European Commission for the investigation and sanctioning of companies involved in cartels, focusing on the effectiveness of preventive policy of the Commission in antitrust enforcement, reflected in particular by the evolution of the fines imposed in cartel cases. The analysis outlines how antitrust policy contributes to strengthening the single market and the EU economic growth and examines the challenges for the implementation of antitrust policy caused by the changes in the dynamics and complexity of the economic environment, at the national and international level.

  11. THE POSITION OF INDIRECT EVIDENCE AS VERIFICATION TOOLS IN THE CARTEL CASE

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    Veri Antoni

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Indirect (circumstantial evidence, either economic evidence or communication evidence, has been used in cartel cases in many countries such as United States of America, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, and others. According to Indonesia criminal procedure law, the position of indirect (circumstantial evidence is categorized as an indication (clue evidence whereas according to Indonesia civil procedure law, indirect (circumstantial evidence is categorized as presumption. Considering the characteristics the antimonopoly law which aims to find material truth, the position of indirect evidence is more properly said to be an indication. Owing to its status as an indication, indirect evidence should be exhibited together with the other direct evidence.   Indirect evidenceatau bukti tidak langsung, baik bukti ekonomi atau bukti komunikasi, telah digunakan dalam kasus-kasus kartel di banyak negara, seperti Amerika Serikat, Jepang, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, dan lain-lain. Menurut hukum acara pidana Indonesia, posisi bukti tidak langsung dikategorikan sebagai indikasi (bukti petunjuk, padahal menurut hukum acara perdata Indonesia, bukti tidak langsung dikategorikan sebagai praduga. Mengingat karakteristik hukum anti-monopoli yang bertujuan untuk mencari kebenaran materiil, posisi bukti tidak langsung lebih tepat dikatakan indikasi. Karena statusnya sebagai indikasi, bukti tidak langsung harus dipamerkan bersama dengan bukti langsung lainnya.

  12. Stories of Drug Trafficking in Rural Mexico: Territories, Drugs and Cartels in Michoacán

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    Salvador Maldonado Aranda

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract:In the international media, drug-related violence, corruption and militarization have received much attention. While this is understandable in view of the prominence of border area operations of drug cartels, drug trafficking is a pervasive phenomenon in other parts of Mexico as well, not in the least in significant parts of Western Mexico (especially in Guerrero, Colima and Michoacán. The latter state has a long history of drug production and trafficking (poppies and marihuana, and of military campaigns against it, especially in the area known as the 'Tierra Caliente', Michoacán. In recent decades, however, the situation has acquired a new dimension. This paper will examine the socio-economic and political characteristics of the area and analyse the emergence of drug trafficking as part of profound processes of agrarian transformation, especially since the 1980s. What are these transformations and how can the drug economy of the area be understood? In recent years the Tierra Caliente has become the scene of particularly atrocious confrontations between rivalling drug cartels; hence it was also the first target of military intervention after Felipe Calderón assumed power. How is this explained and what are the main consequences for violence, human rights and the drug and peasant economy?Resumen: Historias del narcotráfico en el México rural: Territorios, drogas y cárteles en MichoacánEn los medios masivos internacionales el tema de las drogas y la violencia relacionada con la corrupción y la militarización ha recibido mucha atención. Si bien esto es comprensible en vista de la importancia de las operaciones de los cárteles de la droga en la zona fronteriza, el tráfico de drogas es un fenómeno generalizado en otras partes de México y de manera importante en el occidente de México (especialmente en Guerrero, Colima y Michoacán. Este último estado tiene una larga historia de producción y tráfico de drogas (marihuana y

  13. Arte y artistas para la imagen de Sevilla y sus fiestas; el cartel y su función artístico-publicitaria

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    Barrera García, Agustín Israel

    2012-01-01

    Con Sevilla como escena, realizamos un recorrido por la historia del cartel, nos encontraremos con una idea aproximada del panorama y la evolución de los pintores locales o las tendencias estéticas de cada momento, para así poder seguir a los autores relevantes de la evolución artística en la capital hispalense o de los gustos y tendencias de cada periodo, además de comparar las distintas colecciones cartelísticas de la capital hispalense, Fiestas de primavera, Real Maestranza de Caballería y...

  14. Cartel internacional do estanho: a importância da indústria brasileira na quebra do conluio International tin cartel: the importance of Brazilian industry in the breach of collusion

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    Julio Cesar Cuter

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta a indústria estanífera internacional como um oligopólio concentrado que se organiza em torno do International Tin Council, constituindo-se em um cartel com importante participação na formação dos preços do estanho, principalmente entre os anos 1960 e início dos anos 1980. Em virtude dos choques do petróleo e da crise internacional no final dos anos 1970, a associação dos produtores passa a ter dificuldades para administrar os interesses dos membros e gerir o estoque regulador, possibilitando a expansão de novos produtores. A indústria brasileira emerge neste cenário, aproveitando-se dos preços artificialmente elevados no mercado internacional, dos incentivos concedidos pelo governo brasileiro e das suas jazidas de boa qualidade, ampliando sua participação no mercado internacional, influenciando a quebra do conluio em 1985.This article presents the international tin industry as an oligopoly organized around the International Tin Council, making it a cartel with important participation in determining tin prices, mainly between the years 1960 and beginning of 1980. As a consequence of the oil shocks and the international crisis in the end of years 1970, the association of manufacturers began to have difficulties in managing the interests of its members and in controlling the buffer stock, facilitating the appearance of new producers. The Brazilian industry emerges in this scenario, benefiting from the artificial prices in the international market, from incentives granted by the Brazilian government and from its good quality mines, thus increasing its participation in the international market and contributing to the end of the collusion in 1985.

  15. Price movements guided by the OPEC cartel, when there is a possible increase on prices inside the Market

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    Alex Paubel Junger

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    Full Text Available The main purpose of this paper is to calculate the estimation of oil supply and demand in the last 12 quarters (2013-2015, using an OLSconometric model, indicating the supply and demand of the market, in a second moment the oil market current supply and demand curves would be indicated for the average price of Brent oil in the abovementioned period. So that in a second moment the "dead weight" of OPEC's economic price model is calculated and how this deadweight economically affects the oil and gas market globally, economically withdrawing the profits that the main producers could obtain if OPEC did not set the price artificially in unstable political scenarios. Lastly, regarding the global economy, and more precisely, the loss in the energy through financial results due the actions taken by OPEC led by Saudi Arabia and its partners in the Middle East, indicating the market failures caused by a cartel.

  16. Los carteles del periódico Tierra: construcción de la identidad del obrero colombiano

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    Victoria Eugenia Peters

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende hacer una revisión del periódico Tierra, órgano central del Partido Comunista, en el periodo comprendido entre 1932 y 1939. Esta publicación se configuró como dispositivo de enunciación articulado con las actividades de un proyecto político que empezó a surgir en la década de 1930. La revisión incorpora una mirada analítica de algunas de las imágenes de dicho periódico, realizadas en xilografía y aplicadas a carteles políticos.

  17. Free Competition Theory and the secret agreements between companies. Saint-Gobain under the charges of cartel

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    Andreas STAMATE

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The European view of economic competition, which is the European Parliament view and enforced by the European Commission does not have a coherent theory of efficiency in allocating resources and justice on a market. The positive law proceeds at incriminating and penalizing with arbitrarily fixed fines the players on different markets but not offering a definition of what competition or free market means, not to mention a theory of the firm. It delivers, of course, a sort of theory, but we argue that it is not coherent and moreover, pretends to be what it cannot possible be, nam¬ely free of any value judgments. The present paper exposes an alternative view to the theory used by EC when decided to fine with 1.4 billion euros the European car glass suppliers Saint-Gobain, Pilkington, AGC and Soliver for cartelizing, and it also presents the case from the perspective of free competition theory based on private property rights of owners.

  18. El destape del cartel de cine español. La nueva libertad sexual en la transición española

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    Rocío Collado Alonso

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, que sintetiza los resultados de un trabajo más amplio, pretende explorar la relación entre el cartel de cine y el cambio social, centrándose en el análisis del primero y no del segundo, por lo que se trata de un estudio comunicacional y no sociológico, buscando las interrelaciones que pueden producirse entre ambas opciones: el uso del cartel como reflejo de los valores sociales existentes y como elemento provocador del cambio social. Para ello situamos nuestro análisis en el período de la transición española, momento histórico de profundas transformaciones políticas, económicas y sociales. Es evidente que en nuestro país, desde comienzos de la década de los setenta, todavía con Franco, empieza a notarse el cambio político que estaba por llegar, sobre todo la permisividad oficial hacia un cine que se atreve a plantear temas anteriormente intocables, relacionados sobretodo con la política y con el sexo. La censura franquista había silenciado durante muchos años el deseo sexual y el erotismo, pero desde finales de los años sesenta comienza a surgir un cine comercial que manifiesta una clara tendencia hacia una cierta liberalización en temáticas sexuales, que terminará afianzándose en los años setenta apareciendo los primeros desnudos en la pantalla. Con todo ello, nuestro trabajo pretende analizar el papel del cartel de cine como reflejo de esta nueva situación. 

  19. Estereotipos de género en los orígenes de la publicidad: la imagen femenina en el cartel artístico

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    Bueno Doral, Tamara

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    En esta investigación nos proponemos estudiar la publicidad desde un enfoque histórico, por un lado, y desde un enfoque de género, por el otro. La descodificación del mensaje persuasivo visual, se asienta sobre tres premisas diferentes: la revisión conceptual, la contextualización del objeto de estudio y el análisis de contenido. En este sentido, hemos seleccionado un importante medio de comunicación persuasiva de masas (el único existente en la época) como fue el cartel artístico, para es...

  20. El cartel político, social y cultural de la izquierda chilena en el Gobierno de la Unidad Popular: 1970-1973

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    Vico Sánchez, Mauricio Esteban

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    El objeto del trabajo de investigación que aquí se presenta ha sido la localización, rescate, datación, catalogación y documentación del conjunto de carteles o afiches que se editaron en Chile durante el período comprendido entre el lanzamiento de la campaña electoral de Salvador Allende para las elecciones presidenciales de 1970, hasta el golpe de Estado protagonizado por el general Augusto Pinochet que le puso término, acabando así con el Gobierno de la Unidad Popular, y con la vida del Pre...

  1. Los murales y carteles como recurso didáctico para enseñar ciencias en Educación Primaria

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    María Rosario Díaz Perea

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En la era de las nuevas tecnologías, siguen siendo necesarios los recursos educativos más tradicionales que motiven a los alumnos y les ayuden en su proceso de enseñanza – aprendizaje. Estos recursos, contextualizados en una metodología activa y globalizada, fomentan el desarrollo de las diferentes competencias básicas y promueven que los alumnos interactúen y cooperen para aprender. En este artículo se describen y analizan varias actividades relacionadas con la elaboración y el rendimiento didáctico de murales y carteles en la enseñanza de las ciencias en Educación Primaria. Además, se describe y evalúa una experiencia didáctica que hemos llevado a cabo en un colegio de Educación Primaria de la Comunidad de Madrid, durante dos cursos académicos consecutivos 2009-2010 y 2010-2011, cuyo eje principal fue la elaboración de murales y carteles científicos con alumnos de primer ciclo. Con esta experiencia, resaltamos la conveniencia de orientar la formación inicial y permanente del profesorado hacia la introducción de estrategias organizativas y metodologías cooperativas, que aseguren aprendizajes científicos significativos y funcionales, orientados también a la atención de la diversidad de nuestras aulas.

  2. The ''Jahrhundertvertrag'' (contract guaranteeing enhanced use of inland coal for electricity generation up to the end of the century) examined in the light of German and EC cartel law

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    Maertens, M.

    1995-01-01

    The horizontal agreements concluded between the various electric utilities within the framework of the ''Jahrhundertvertrag'', (JHV), are a violation both of section 1 GWB (act against restraints on competition) and Art. 85 of the EC Treaty, and thus are void. The same applies to the horizontal agreements concluded between the coal mining companies in Germany, representing a violation of Art. 65, section 1 of the ECSC Treaty. As a result, the various vertical contracts concluded by the electical utilities and the coal mining companies are likewise affected by the decisions declaring the above agreements to be void. None of the applicable cartel law regimes permits exemptions from prohibition of restrictive practices beyond those provided for by cartel law. The electric utilities might receive permission from the German Federal Minister of Economics under section 8, sub-sec. 2 GWB, legalizing their agreements, but this permission would give legal effect to the cartel agreements in terms of civil law only if the EC Commission would decide to exempt this cartel from prohibition of restrictive practices of the EC Treaty by a decision in compliance with Art. 85, section 3 of the EC Treaty. The horizontal agreements of the mining companies are subject to Art. 65, section 2 of the ECSC treaty, and these stringent provisions do not leave room for an exemption in this case [de

  3. Methodology applied by the Petroleum, Natural Gas and Bio fuels National Agency for detection of cartels - their limits and perspectives; Metodology adotada pela Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis para detectecao de carteis - seus limites e perspectives

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    Pedra, Douglas Pereira; Sales, Orlando de Araujo Vilela; Baran, Patricia Huguenin; Paiva, Rodrigo Milao de [Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Regulacao de Petroleo, seus Derivados, Alcool Combustivel e Gas Natural; Bicalho, Lucia Maria de Oliveira Navegantes [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (PPE/COPPE/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Planejamento Energetico

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    This paper presents the present methodology used by the Defense Competition Coordination of the Petroleum National Agency for detection of vestiges of cartels in the Brazilian fuel market, their limits, in view of the instruments presently at the disposal of the Agency and perspectives of modification from the eventual availability of new instruments.

  4. Nuclear exporters cartel

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    Mandelbaum, M.

    1977-01-01

    Events that have transpired in the past few years that have caused renewed concern about the spread of nuclear weapons are reviewed. Many proposals have been made recently for keeping the bomb from spreading. The author feels that the most novel and intriguing of them is the one advanced by Senator Abraham Ribicoff and Steven J. Baker; in their proposal, the world market for nuclear reactors would be divided into precisely defined shares among the industrial nations that now manufacture them for export; each exporter would be guaranteed a certain number of sales annually; and each would pledge not to sell uranium enrichment or plutonium reprocessing technology, as Germany did to Brazil. This might not halt proliferation, but it would give the world a few more years to find a solution

  5. The Child Welfare Cartel

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    Stoesz, David

    2016-01-01

    The probity of the Children's Bureau's National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) is examined with respect to the status of child welfare as well as the performance of social work education. By requiring that funding go only to accredited schools of social work, which is not authorized by relevant provisions of the Social Security Act,…

  6. Cartel para una esquina

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    Héctor Rojas Herazo

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    Full Text Available Sí, realmente es la nuestra la más dura, anónima y dramática de todas las tareas : la de emplearnos a fondo -con nuestros huesos, con nuestra piel y con nuestro traje- en la misión de vivir. Poner los nervios, los cabellos y los sentidos frente a la luz. Estar en ellos. Moler los días y las noches en nosotros.

  7. Madrid, destino turístico de posguerra. Los carteles de Madrid editados por la Dirección General de Turismo 1939-1951

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    Rocío Herrero Riquelme

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La promoción turística siempre ha necesitado iconos y figuras. Imágenes que identifiquen un lugar con el fin de actuar como una ventana abierta al mundo para mostrar los paisajes, los rincones y los monumentos de una ciudad y ofrecerlo de la forma más atractiva y sugerente posible. Este estudio trata de la percepción de Madrid en los carteles que se editaron durante la Dirección General de Turismo, organismo encargado de gestionar el turismo español desde 1939 a 1951. De esta manera, comprobaremos los dibujos y las instantáneas que pretendieron hacer de la capital del país un destino merecedor para aquellos turistas decididos a conocer la España de la posguerra.

  8. Motivations and Implications of Community Service Provision by La Familia Michoacána / Knights Templar and other Mexican Drug Cartels

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    Shawn T. Flanigan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Research demonstrates that service provision by violent organizations can be an effective strategy for coercing the local community to accept and conceal a group’s violent activities, and for creating loyalty to these groups. This has been most frequently explored among political organizations such as terrorist groups, with organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas very visibly engaged in providing social welfare in addition to their violent activities. Recent reports indicate that criminal organizations in Mexico also are involved in instances of public service provision in local communities. This article explores the extent to which drug cartels operating in Mexico are involved in public service provision to members of communities where they operate, and considers possible motivations and implications for public service provision by these criminal organizations, with specific attention to the organization La Familia Michoacána/ Knights Templar. The article also gives attention to the consequences to citizenship and government of service provision by violent nonstate actors, and the ways such service provision may disrupt the social contract between the citizen and the state.

  9. Cartel Car Bombings in Mexico

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    2013-08-01

    to have ties to drug traffickers. The Mexico City newspaper Universal reported that police said members of the family of Rafael Caro Quintero...targets of attack and likely the first to respond to a bomb scene. Police and other local level responders (emergency medical services), the Cruz Rojo

  10. El 'leit motiv' de la estética de Pedro Almodóvar analizado a través de la cartelística de su obra

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    María Tabuenca Bengoa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Pedro Almodóvar está considerado un representante de la estética y el savoir faire de una generación de artistas y creadores surgidos en España en la década de los ochenta, justo en plena ebullición de las libertades. Es el objetivo, por tanto, determinar concretamente cuál es la estética que marcó a Almodóvar durante los años de la Movida madrileña y las posibles repercusiones que ésta ha podido tener en su evolución creativa.Tratamos de ver cuál es pues el verdadero alcance de las influencias artísticas experimentadas y compartidas por el director y comprobar, por lo tanto, cómo estos influjos tienen un reflejo en la elección de los carteles designados para identificar sus películas y una progresión en el tiempo.El objetivo del presente estudio es el análisis tanto formal (gráfico, tipográfico y cromático, como de contenido de los carteles que han anunciado y promocionado las películas de cineasta manchego a lo largo de su carrera como director, la cual viene desarrollándose íntegramente en España durante las cuatro últimas décadas.

  11. The Hungarian car insurance cartel saga

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    Cseres, K.J.; Szilágyi, P.; Rodger, B.

    2013-01-01

    his chapter discusses the landmark Hungarian case relating to the car insurance and repair markets, which involved both vertical and horizontal agreements. The case concerned the horizontal relationship between Hungary’s two largest insurance companies and their vertical relationships with car

  12. Can a cartel fuel the engine of economic development?

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    Noguera, Jose; Pecchenino, R. A.

    -, č. 280 (2005), s. 1-30 ISSN 1211-3298 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70850503 Keywords : OPEC * macroeconomic stability * resource curse Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp280.pdf

  13. MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS AND TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, A NEW ALLIANCE

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    the United States and partner nations.5 Corruption refers to dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery . It is...violence, corruption , exploitation of country differences, and legally through legitimate businesses.4 Transnational criminal organizations (TCOs...forging alliances with corrupt foreign government officials and some foreign intelligence services; destabilizing political, financial, and security

  14. Exploiting Weaknesses: An Approach to Counter Cartel Strategy

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    2011-12-01

    85 In addition to Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon, Los Zetas has also taken over the piracy business in Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla ...Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Chiapas, Puebla , Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Zacatecas, Durango, Guerrero, Oaxaca

  15. Strict Slaves of Slogans: Response to ''The Social Work Cartel''

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    Epstein, William M.

    2016-01-01

    The corruption of the social work enterprise is not simply episodic but systemic and long-standing including education, research, governance, and practice. Reform is unlikely since the constituency within the field and outside of it that wishes to change the situation is small and ineffective. The corruption of social work reflects the unfortunate…

  16. Rationality and contradictions in the competition for concessions. A (second) contribution to the Joint Practical Guide of the German Federal Cartel Office and Federal Network Agency for the allocation of electricity and gas concession tolerated and to change the concessionaire of 21 May 2015; Rationalitaet und Widersprueche im Wettbewerb um Konzessionen. Ein (zweiter) Beitrag zum Gemeinsamen Leitfaden von Bundeskartellamt und Bundesnetzagentur zur Vergabe von Strom- und Gaskonzessionsvertraegen und zum Wechsel des Konzessionsnehmers vom 21. Mai 2015

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    Steinbeck, David; Templin, Wolf [Boos Hummel und Wegerich Rechtsanwaelte, Berlin (Germany)

    2015-08-15

    This article follows to an essay in the ZNER of 2011 (S. 121 et seq.) for the first Joint Practical Guide of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and Federal Cartel Office (FCO) from the year 2010, in which the authors had attested authorities a good ''step towards to more competition ''. In the essay is examined and shown that the Joint practical guide from the year 2010 this target could meet and what effect the now in its second edition newly revised guidelines on competition to distribution networks may have. The revision of the guidelines will be given to municipalities further action assistance to the hand, but - with few exceptions - only reproduces the jurisprudence of the staked legal framework. One proposed solution for the more diverse existing problems remains undone, whereas new problem areas are put up in several places. Nevertheless, the will of the authorities is to recognize, to avoid legal problems in the concession process and net acquisitions from the outset. [German] Dieser Beitrag knuepft an einen Aufsatz in der ZNER 2011 (S. 121 ff.) zum ersten Gemeinsamen Leitfaden von Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) und Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) aus dem Jahre 2010 an, in dem die Autoren den Behoerden einen richtigen ''Schritt hin zu mehr Wettbewerb'' attestiert hatten. In der Abhandlung wird untersucht und dargestellt, ob der Gemeinsame Leitfaden aus dem Jahr 2010 diesem Ziel gerecht werden konnte und welche Auswirkungen der nunmehr in der zweiten Auflage neu ueberarbeitete Leitfaden auf den Wettbewerb um Verteilnetze haben kann. Die Ueberarbeitung des Leitfadens wird den Kommunen eine weitere Handlungshilfe an die Hand gegeben, die aber - bis auf wenige Ausnahmen - den durch die Rechtsprechung abgesteckten Rechtsrahmen nur wiedergibt. Ein Loesungsvorschlag fuer die noch vielfaeltig bestehenden Probleme unterbleibt, wohingegen an mehreren Stellen neue Problemfelder aufgemacht werden. Gleichwohl ist der Wille der Behoerden

  17. Explaining Variation in the Apprehension of Mexican Drug Trafficking Cartel Leaders

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    Jorge Ramos. “Senado posterga analizar iniciativas de Calderón.” El Universal May 9, 2009. Calderón, Felipe. “El Presidente Calderón en la visita a...California, San Diego, 2002). Presidencia de la Republica . “El Presidente Calderon en la visita a las Tropas que participan en la Operacion Conjunta

  18. OPEC and the international oil market: can a cartel fuel the engine of economic development?

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    Noguera, Jose; Pecchenino, R. A.

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    Roč. 25, č. 1 (2007), s. 187-199 ISSN 0167-7187 Institutional research plan: CEZ:MSM0021620846 Keywords : OPEC * International oil market * oil export Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.464, year: 2007

  19. Cartel Next: How Army Design Methodology Offers Holistic and Dissimilar Approaches to the Mexican Drug Problem

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    2011-06-30

    information on the term „problematization‟, see also: Michel Foucault , Discourse and Truth: The Problematization of Parrhesia (originally covered in six...lectures given by Michel Foucault at the University of California, Berkeley in October-November, 1983. Published online at: http://foucault.info

  20. Una historia de diseño del cartel en Portugal del siglo XVII al XIX

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    Full Text Available To write an history of the design of the poster about three centuries in Portugal allows to understand how this artefact has changed over time. Usually, the result does not configure the reasons that gave rise of the poster, because they are not always visible and so, they don’t illustrate the reality in which they emerged. This article reveals a series of factors associated not only with the historical events, as well the adjacent constraints to design a poster. Portugal has in some cases a particular path with regard to the design history of the poster. To reveal this history the adopted methodology to explain this narrative will refer the technology (paper production and selection, printing techniques, use of different materials, programme (categories of posters – political, cultural and commercial – in parallel with the historical events and authorship (anonymous and identified posters, styles and references. The article is divided in four sections, where each section is related to one century. The set of examples collected contribute to the knowledge of the history of design of the poster in Portugal.

  1. THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL GLOBAL CARTELS OF THE 1990s: OVERVIEW AND UPDATE

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    “Greed is good.” --Gordon Gecko in Wall Street (1987) “Greed Is Bad.”--Paul Krugman, The New York Times, June 4, 2002 “For many years, Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s philosophy of customer relations could be summed up by a quote from former ADM President James Randall: ‘Our competitors are out friends. Our customers are the enemy.’ This motto animated the company’s business dealings and ultimately led to blatant violations of U.S. antitrust law, a guilty plea and a staggering criminal fine agai...

  2. The COIN Approach to Mexican Drug Cartels: Square Peg in a Round Hole

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    2011-10-28

    religious mysticism of the La Familia Michoacána or Los Caballeros Templarios (The Knights of Templar) arguing that, like the Taliban, they...Petraeus and James Mattis in 2006, is therefore inappropriate for Mexico. Some COIN principles and practices – what the author calls COIN a la ...Some COIN principles and practices – what the author calls COIN a la carte – can, however, support the current U.S.-Mexican law-enforcement strategy

  3. Drug Cartels and Gangs in Mexico and Central America: A View through the Lens of Counterinsurgency

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    victory by Conservative party leader Ospina Peres, La Violencia symbolized the escalation of a long-standing friction between Liberal and Conservative...1950s. La Violencia claimed 300,000 lives and displaced more than 2 million people from their townships.50 This period of violence officially...nature of 47 Rebasca and Chalk, 23 48 Ibid., 23. 49 Onwar, “The ‘ Violencia ’ in Colombia 1948-1958

  4. Reframing Financial Sector Identity: Options For Reducing Mexican Drug Cartel Economic Power

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    Revolucionario Institucional , or PRI], served as a ‘referee of disputes’ and an apparatus that had the capacity to control, contain, and simultaneously protect... education programs already in place, to magnify the scope and scale of those programs; • The Interagency team should reassess funding and capability

  5. Greed and Grievance and Drug Cartels: Mexico’s Commercial Insurgency

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    facing a “heroin epidemic,” with compounding social and healthcare effects. Running this operation, as the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA...especially protracted, rural ‘people’s war,’ they will innovate.”36 Focusing on the psychological aspects of future insurgency, Metz identified two...driven less by the desire for justice than wealth. Its psychological foundation is a warped translation of Western popular culture which equates wealth

  6. The Evolution of Los Zetas in Mexico and Central America: Sadism as an Instrument of Cartel Warfare

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    Benavides. The Arizona Daily Star reported the death of Ser- gio Gómez, 34, founder of the popular group K-Paz de la Sierra , which featured fast-paced...Level of Presence of Los Zetas Oaxaca 80.5 Medium-low Guerrero 79.2 Low Chiapas 78.1 Medium-low Hidalgo 74.3 High Puebla 74.2 Medium-low Tlaxcala 73.4...Coahuila (especially Piedras Negras ). 36 If youngsters can make several hundred dollars a month, they are willing to cast their lot with the underworld

  7. Competing with the Cartels: How Mexico’s Government Can Reduce Organized Crime’s Economic Grip on its People

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    2011-10-28

    on Mexico , but has also caused some significant socio-economic adjustments, many of which are not yet fully understood. Not only has NAFTA lowered...industrial competitiveness, and greater macroeconomic stability.19 Under NAFTA , the total quantity of goods traded between the U.S and Mexico has...significantly. The study also stated that NAFTA had actually resulted in greater income disparity across Mexico .23 While many young workers have

  8. Standards Como Eventual Limite À Concorrência: Breve Consideração Acerca Do Cartel Do Cimento No Brasil

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    V. Bagnoli (Vicente); M.F. Madi (Maria)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractStandards can be defined as technical or quality requirements for products, production processes or services. Even knowing that the standard setting might lead to economic efficiencies, the antitrust literature also shows that markets where standards are excessive, free competition may

  9. The sectorial investigation power generation / electricity wholesaling of the Federal Cartel Office. Excellent analysis, insufficient consequences; Die Sektoruntersuchung Stromerzeugung/Stromgrosshandel des Bundeskartellamts. Ausgezeichnete Analyse, unzureichende Konsequenzen

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    Becker, Peter [Becker Buettner Held (Germany)

    2011-04-15

    The office faced a difficult task: Are the German prices for electric power at the Wholesale level abusively excessive from the point of view of antitrust law? If so, what are the consequences? The investigation follows on two methods, which ended without result for the electricity customers: the abuse proceedings by the Commission against E.ON (Munich, Federal Republic of Germany) and the abuse proceedings of the offices against RWE AG (Dortmund, Federal Republic of Germany), both of which have been adjusted. Therefore, the expectations to the office were high. The investigation fulfills the restricted formulation of a question. The investigation will not fulfill the statutory mandate. The question of the instruments and their relationship to one another often remains open.

  10. Legal and economic implications of the competition policy of the Federal Cartel Office for the public sector of the power supply industry

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    Hartmann, U.

    1994-01-01

    The German gas industry defends itself against the planned amendments of the German Energy Act and the Antitrust Law, objections being based on energy, environmental and regulatory considerations. The amendments most under debate are intended to discontinue demarcation agreements among suppliers, and to establish mandatory Third Party Access. The author's concluding statement is that the gas industry cannot see the point in the Government's move to prescribe such a (probably lethal) medicine to a flourishing branch of industry. (orig./HSCH) [de

  11. Aderentes e militantes: a participação político-partidária na era do Partido Cartel.

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    Full Text Available Resumo O artigo analisa o estado da arte da literatura sobre as transformações nas formas de participação político-partidária produzida nas últimas décadas. Dois objetivos principais guiam nossa argumentação: (i fornecer um panorama de referência que possa contribuir ao desenvolvimento de pesquisas sobre esta temática e (ii atenuar a segmentação que caracteriza as distintas correntes analíticas. Revisando trabalhos publicados em revistas e livros anglo-saxões e franceses, comparamos suas problemáticas, as questões teóricas subjacentes, bem como os métodos de administração da prova utilizados. Destarte, identificamos a estruturação de dois campos de produção politológica que se comunicam pouco. De um lado, uma tradição “Political Science”, mainstream, cujos estudos privilegiam uma abordagem sistêmica e comparada, apoiando-se em uma demonstração fundamentalmente estatística. De outro lado, uma tradição “Sociologie Politique” desenvolvida na França e cuja perspectiva de análise é internacionalmente pouco conhecida. Influenciadas pelo paradigma interacionista, suas pesquisas empregam o método sócio-etnográfico e redirecionam o foco de análise aos níveis meso e micro social. Fazendo um balanço crítico das principais contribuições de ambas as vertentes, apontamos algumas tendências atuais observadas pelos especialistas. Insistimos, particularmente, no potencial heurístico oferecido pelo enfoque da Sociologia Política para agregar novos elementos para a compreensão deste fenômeno.

  12. Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

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    2012-09-01

    Cartel, La Familia De Michoacan, the Juarez cartel, the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO), and the Tijuana cartel. These organizations compete with each...to “expand operations into the territories of other cartels—and further challenge the sovereignty of the Mexican state.”35 The La Familia cartel...gains control of the populace and furthers its aims by infiltrating social, political, and religious organizations. La Familia uses religion to portray

  13. Indemnización de perjuicios a los afectados por acuerdos de cartel y las investigaciones por violación al régimen de competencia: concurrencia de acciones civiles y administrativas

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    López Corzo, Juan Fernando

    2017-01-01

    El régimen jurídico de la competencia y en especial, la regulación sobre conductas anticompetitivas afronta la dualidad de penalizar la conducta y el resarcimiento de los afectados. Es claro que el mayor beneficiado de la competencia en el mercado es el consumidor, y el mayor afectado cuando se viola dicho régimen. Las investigaciones para su penalización son realizadas por la SIC como autoridad residual, pero no tiene la capacidad de resarcir a los afectados, la cual debe ser llevada ante la...

  14. Mexico and the Triple Threat

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    2011-10-20

    the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas, Juarez Cartel, and La Familia Michoacana. Profits are huge, and the enterprise is sprawling, reaching...Angeles Times (August 4, 2010). Accessed online at http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/04/world/ la -fg-mexico-calderon-20100805. 8 DEA/Benson Testimony...2011). Acessed online at http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/27/local/ la -me-border-cleric-20110127. 3 smuggle weapons and equipment into the

  15. Monopolization by "Raising Rivals' Costs": The Standard Oil Case.

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    1996-01-01

    Standard monopolized the petroleum industry during the 1870s by cartelizing the stage of production where entry was difficult--petroleum transportation. Standard enforced the transportation cartel by shifting its refinery shipments among railroads to stabilize individual railroad market shares at collusively agreed-on levels. This method of cartel policing was effective because Standard possessed a dominant share of refining, a dominance made possible with the assistance of the railroads. The...

  16. Regulatory fallacies in global telecommunications: The case of international mobile roaming

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    Knieps, Günter; Zenhäusern, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    International mobile roaming cartel agreements prompted the EU to intervene, firstly encompassing competition law measures by a cartel exemption, then ini-tiating several competition proceedings based on the accusation of abuse of a dominant market position, and finally applying price regulations of increasing scope. The paper exposes the temporary market power regulations, including the designated local break out measures, as insufficient and misleading. The solu-tion is to solve the cartel ...

  17. Organized Crime and National Security: The Albanian Case

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    Gjoni, Ilir

    2004-01-01

    .... It shows that the new institutions are fragile and at times unable to cope with powerful organized criminal syndicates, rampant corruption, illegalism, elite bureaucratic cartels, and weak judicial...

  18. The Threat of Convergence of Terror Groups with Transnational Criminal Organizations in Order to Utilize Existing Smuggling Routes and Techniques to Aid in the Covert Entry of Operatives into the United States

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    2015-06-12

    US Homeland. There are many drug trafficking cartels that make their living operating across our US borders. Mexican drug cartels have been...implicated in several murders and compete for territory within the United States. Broad spectrum here, from Chinese human trafficking networks, to Mexican ...

  19. Integración de las actuales definiciones sobre función ejecutiva

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    2007-01-01

    Cartel expositivo del curso sobre Integración de las actuales definiciones sobre función ejecutiva realizado por la Universidad de Salamanca en colaboración con la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

  20. Can collusion promote sustainable consumption and production?

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    Schinkel, M.P.; Spiegel, Y.

    2016-01-01

    Several competition authorities have taken public interest considerations, such as promoting sustainable consumption and production, into account in cartel proceedings.We show that when consumers value sustainable products and firms choose investments in sustainability before choosing output,

  1. Redefining Terrorism: Why Mexican Drug Trafficking is More than Just Organized Crime

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Mexican drug traffickers are more than criminals. They are terrorists. And that's not hyperbole. The tactics, strategy, organization, and even (to a limited extent the goals of the Mexican drug cartels are all perfectly consistent with those of recognized terrorist organizations. Admittedly, the cartels lack the motivating political or religious ideology most terrorist groups display, and some argue this precludes the application of the "terrorist" label. However, we will show this objection is inclusive at best. Were the United States government to formally recognize the Mexican cartels as the terrorists they are—or at least hybrid organizations that employ terrorist tactics—a more effective range of options would become available for combating the cartels and curtailing the violence that todayengulfs the US/Mexico borderlands.

  2. Supersuecas & Juanita Calavera

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    González Mairena, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    Cartel con motivo de los conciertos Supersuecas & Juanita Calavera, dentro del marco de Conciertos de Uniradio, celebrados el 16 de diciembre en Espacio Plocc, y organizados por la Universidad de Huelva.

  3. In view of unified market how liberalize the natural gas market

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    Cavicchia, V.

    2000-01-01

    A liberalization to make in parallel with a electric market. That separate clearly the operations of retail and transport, that liberalize the access to stock, clear directions of prices structure avoid cartel agreement among transport managers [it

  4. Strategic Studies Quarterly. Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2014

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    2014-01-01

    than religion. 30. Ioan Grillo, El Narco, (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2011), Kindle Loc. 2747/6409. 31. “ Teens Lured into Mexican Drug Cartels,” Big...Country (Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.), 19 April 2009, www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/ teens -lured-into-mexican-drug-cartels/d /story/cSPztt2XMEW2GeUVZ...unlikely to support military action unless a hostile act equiva- lent to an armed attack can successfully be attributed to an offending party. Because

  5. 電力連盟と電気委員会 : 電力業におけるカルテルと公益規制

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    橘川, 武郎

    1982-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to compare the origin and function of Denryoku Renmei with those of Denki Iinkai, and to make clear the relation between the cartel control and the public regulation concerning the electric power industry in the first half of the 1930s. Denryoku Renmei (the League of Electric Power Companies) was the cartel organized by five big electric power companies, Tokyo Electric Light Co., Great Consolidated Electric Power Co., Toho Electric Power Co., Nippon Electric Power...

  6. Legal basis of energy economy. Collection of important laws and regulations of the amended power economy law. 7. ed.; Rechtsgrundlagen der Energiewirtschaft. Sammlung wichtiger Gesetze und Vorschriften zum novellierten Energiewirtschaftsrecht

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    Herrmann, B.J.; Schweers, E.

    2007-07-01

    The book under consideration is an actual collection of important laws and regulations according to the amended power economy law. It is the 7th edition and contains components of the European and national cartel law. Furthermore, the power economy law, the regulations of mains access, and the regulations of mains fee are revised editorial. The book consist of four main chapters: (a) General energy law; (b) Bylaws to energy economical laws; (c) Law of privileged energy supports; (d) cartel law.

  7. What We’re Getting Wrong About Mexico

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    2011-01-01

    type of violence used by Colombia’s Medellin cartel in the 1980s when Pablo Escobar directed an attack on the Palace of Justice and was responsible...to expand its reach into Cali’s markets at the same time as the Colombian government was launching a crackdown against the Medellin cartel.18 Pablo ... Escobar declared war against the Colombian government and attacked an array of civilian and state targets. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the

  8. Merida and Integrated Strategic Solutions

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    2011-10-28

    dealt a severe blow to the La Familia Michoacana cartel killing one of its founders and leaders.xlv Several aspects of this successful operation...the leader of La Linea, the armed branch of the Juarez cartel who ordered the killing of a U.S. Consulate employee, was arrested in Mexico City.xci...l ix Mérida Part II. xc Ibid. xci “Report: Leader of La Linea gang arrested in Mexico - CNN”, July 30, 2011

  9. Military Support to Law Enforcement Agencies Along the United States Southwestern Border

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    2011-06-10

    the Military. There are numerous resources available discussing the Merida Initiative developed along the same lines as Plan Colombia was in previous...all US cocaine transits Mexico. Mexico is also the dominant source of methamphetamine production for the US market . The drug cartels have criminal...low wages makes the Mexican employees an easy target for cartels. A recent study of pharmaceutical shipment thefts found that 65 percent of the

  10. An 'OPEP' to the natural gas?; Uma 'OPEP' (Organizacao dos Paises Exportadores de Petroleo) para o gas natural?

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    Moreira, Tathiany R. [Agencia Nacional do Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Szklo, Alexandre S.; Machado, Giovani V. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Planejamento Energetico

    2008-07-01

    The development of the worldwide natural gas industry and the importance that this energy source has acquired in the energy matrix of various countries has given rise to certain uneasiness amongst the importing countries regarding the increase in gas dependence. This preoccupation is due to the fact that natural gas occurs in concentrated areas and that its major producers have joined together in the Gas Exporter Countries Forum, giving rise to a debate of the possibility of this Forum developing into cartel configuration. This paper aims at an analysis of the viability of cartel formation in the natural gas industry, following the same model as that of the oil industry. Considering the basic conditions necessary for successful cartel activities in the natural gas industry, the text presents some factors that can indeed contribute towards collusion among the exporting countries. However, the positive effects that a gas cartel can generate for the exporting countries are not guaranteed. On the contrary, what is actually observed are conditions favorable to the rupture of collusive deals and to an increase in the penetration of substitute energy sources, given that monopoly prices are fixed to the natural gas by the cartel. (author)

  11. Participation acquisitions at and between redistributors; Beteiligungserwerbe an und zwischen kommunalen Weiterverteilern

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    Klaue, S. [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaften

    2007-10-15

    In the contribution under consideration the author reports on participation acquisitions at and between redistributors. The imperfect treatment of the acquisition of minority participations at public utilities by cartel authorities and courts did not bring satisfying results for the structure to the power economy. The preconditions for more competition became worse due to the changes in the structure of power economy which were not prevented by the cartel authorities. The competitive order loses at clarity, if the previous practice of the cartel authorities is continued. It is undecided whether the development of a dominating market system by a multiplicity of minority acquisitions can be described as an improper use of a market dominating position according to paragraph 19 of the law against restraints of competition.

  12. Vertcal integration: origins of oil industry integration

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    Rainbow, R.

    2001-01-01

    This article examines the structure of the US oil industry in relation to the history of the industry, capital market assumptions, and advice on the enhancement of 'shareholder value'. The driving forces behind the attempts to establish cartels and vertical integration are considered, and the emergence of US companies resulting from the break-up of the Standard Oil Trust cartel, the influence of costs and logistics on the structure of the industry outside the USA , and the structure of the natural gas industry are discussed along with the discovery of large Middle East oil reserves, the enormous growth in demand for oil products in Europe and Japan, and the formation of the OPEC cartel. Details are given of the breaking down of vertical integration in the big oil companies, the theory of conglomerates, the success of big companies, the importance of scale to balance exploration risks, and the need to adjust in time to shifts in the business environment

  13. Impactul cartelizării sistemului de partide din România asupra consolidării sistemului democratic

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    Silviu-Dan Mateescu

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the cartelization of the Romanian party system and its impact on citizen representation and on the consolidation of democracy. Consequently, I analyze the development of the Romanian party systems with emphasis on those electoral rules and regulations that limit open political competition as well as on the system of party finance. I show that electoral rules have gotten progressively harsher and that the system of party finance clearly handicaps new competitors. This holds true in regard to the rules for the formal registering of new political parties. Moreover the cartel has been extremely successful in keeping new competitors out of Parliament.

  14. Deregulation and regulation by the national and European antitrust laws. The development and amendment of antitrust laws and their effects on the public utilities. Papers

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    Baur, J.F.

    1994-01-01

    The papers presented at the meeting discuss the following subjects: The public utilities and their scope of exemptions from provisions of the antitrust laws as established by court rulings; reimbursement for electricity supplied to the grid and the phasing out of franchise agreements; the competition policy of the Federal Cartel Office towards the public utilities; legal and economic implications of the competition policy adopted by the Federal Cartel Office for the structures of the public sector of the power supply industry; ensuring safe and priceworthy power supply in Europe. The five papers can be separately retrieved from the database. (HSCH) [de

  15. Mexico – A New Narco-Democracy in Latin America?

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    Lidija Kos-Stanišić

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the author analyses the democratic transition and the first decade of the Mexican democracy. She points out that the democratic transition took place parallel with a huge expansion of the drug business, which caused the creation of extraconstitutional actors – drug cartels. The situation is particularly pressing in six Mexican federal states where the drug cartels cause deficiencies in the functioning of the majority of partial regimes of constitutional democracy. The conclusion raises fears that the collapse of democracy might extend to other federal states and that Mexico could turn into a narco-democracy in its entire national territory.

  16. Future of gas

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    Forbes, A.; Widdershoven, C.; Nicola, S.; Cragg, C.

    2009-01-01

    Two articles and two columns in this section on the future of natural gas. In the first article attention is paid to the possibility that large natural gas producers are setting up a cartel a la OPEC. Most experts argue that the structure of gas markets makes the gas business much less amenable to cartelisation than the oil business. If that is true, why are so many people in the gas industry afraid of a gas cartel? The second article focuses on the future role of North Africa in the supply of natural gas

  17. The Scale and Geography of Collusion in the European Market

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    Buch-Hansen, Hubert; Levallois, Clement

    2015-01-01

    Europe has a long history of cartels, but the changes in the scale and geography of collusion in the European market from the post-war decades until the present have not been systematically investigated. Using network analysis methods and an original dataset based on decisions in EU cartel cases......, this paper maps the developments in detected collusion in the European market from 1958 to 2008 and tentatively explains these developments. It appears that collusive activities increased during the 1960s and after the mid-1980s and that a long decline in the scale of collusion began in the mid-1990s...... in the business environment and the size of national economies....

  18. Nonstate Actors and the Open Border Policy: The Border Security Case Study of Nepal and India

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    2014-12-01

    them illegally, that they increase poverty and homelessness , and that they encourage money laundering.216 Although, the cartel money laundering is a...raise poverty and homeless levels, and will take advantage of government services. According to the CBO, most unauthorized immigrants cannot receive...ethnic or religious group in another region can incite protests against outsiders, increase poverty , and possibly escalate criminal activity

  19. Losing American Students, Mexican Universities Struggle against a Scary Image

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    Ambrus, Steven

    2012-01-01

    Like most Mexicans, Eugenio Yarce has been deeply affected by the violence between drug cartels and the Mexican army, which has filled news coverage with accounts of kidnappings, assassinations, and torture. But for Mr. Yarce, deputy rector for outreach here at the private Autonomous Popular University of the State of Puebla, or Upaep, the…

  20. Evaluating the Impact of Drug Trafficking Organizations on the Stability of the Mexican State

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    2010-06-11

    58 viii ACRONYMS AFI Agencia Federal Investigacion , Federal Investigation Agency (Mexico) BATFE Bureau of...the almost 2000 miles of shared land border; the two nations are inextricably linked economically, socially , and culturally. There can be no doubt...political, military, social , diplomatic, and economic programs. STRATFOR’s December 2008, paper, “Mexican Drug Cartels: Government Progress and

  1. The Role of Religion in the Mexican Drug War

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    2011-10-28

    Estados Unidos Mexicanos, last modified 2011, http://en.presidencia.gob.mx/presidency/president/ 17 Mexico has decided since its independence...latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/07/20/patterned-after- knights-templar-drug-cartel-issues-code-conduct/ Presidencia de La Republica, Estados Unidos

  2. Mexico’s National Interest in Drug Profits

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    2011-05-03

    prosecutor who handled the case, stated that Wachovia‘s blatant disregard for U.S. banking laws gave international cocaine cartels a virtual carte...narcos: ¿mito o realidad ?‖ Blog del Narco, March 1, 2011; http://www.blogdelnarco.com/2011/03/pacto-con-los-narcos-mito-o-realidad.html; Internet

  3. Geopolitics. OPEC weakened by international turmoil

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    Widdershoven, C.

    2008-01-01

    The future of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has become unclear. The oil cartel is suffering from growing internal strains which may threaten its future. In particular the crash of the dollar is undermining the dominant position of moderate member Saudi Arabia and strengthening the lobby of Iran and Venezuela

  4. The Drug war: Diplomatic and Security Implications for Mexico and the United States

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    2011-06-10

    composed of all Mexican personnel and flew P-47 Thunderbolts with Mexican insignia on the tail of the aircraft.17 The Drug War: Timeline This portion...elements or gangs that operate and work for the cartels. These criminal elements such as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, engage in kidnapping, auto theft

  5. Analysis of the Properties of Current Penalty Schemes for Violations of Antitrust Law

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    Motchenkova, E.; Kort, P.M.

    2004-01-01

    The main feature of the penalty schemes described in current sentencing guidelines is that the fine is based on the accumulated gains from cartel or price-fixing activities for the firm.These gains are usually difficult to estimate, but they can be approximated by a fraction of the turnover.The

  6. An economic analysis of leniency programs in antitrust law

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    Hinloopen, J.

    2003-01-01

    Within a dynamic market environment the forces that drive the effectiveness of leniency programs in antitrust law are analyzed. This effectiveness unambigously is enhanced by (i) increasing the reduction in fine payments in return for reporting a cartel, and (ii) increasing the expected per-period

  7. The Diversification of Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations and its Effects on Spillover Violence in the United States

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    2013-06-14

    4 Juarez Cartel ................................................................................................................ 5 La Familia ...CIA Central Intelligence Agency CRS Congressional Research Service DTO Drug Trafficking Organization GDP Gross Domestic Product LFM La Familia ...are vacant leaving the organization highly susceptible to take over by one of the other TCOs. La Familia Michoacana La Familia Michoacana (LFM

  8. Collusion in the Dutch construction industry: an industrial organization perspective

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    Doree, Andries G.

    2004-01-01

    Several investigations by parliament, cabinet, justice and antitrust authorities have shown a widespread use of cartels and structural bid rigging within the Dutch construction industry. The reputation of the Dutch construction industry has been dented with both the general public and clients. As a

  9. 77 FR 44179 - Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License

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    2012-07-27

    ...., 209 U.S. 1 (1908). The Court decided that piano rolls were not considered `copies' of a musical work... of reproduction to include mechanical devices like piano rolls would enable a cartel of music... potentially affect copyright owners and licensees. To what degree would these requirements burden or benefit...

  10. OPEC behavior

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    Yang, Bo

    This thesis aims to contribute to a further understanding of the real dynamics of OPEC production behavior and its impacts on the world oil market. A literature review in this area shows that the existing studies on OPEC still have some major deficiencies in theoretical interpretation and empirical estimation technique. After a brief background review in chapter 1, chapter 2 tests Griffin's market-sharing cartel model on the post-Griffin time horizon with a simultaneous system of equations, and an innovative hypothesis of OPEC's behavior (Saudi Arabia in particular) is then proposed based on the estimation results. Chapter 3 first provides a conceptual analysis of OPEC behavior under the framework of non-cooperative collusion with imperfect information. An empirical model is then constructed and estimated. The results of the empirical studies in this thesis strongly support the hypothesis that OPEC has operated as a market-sharing cartel since the early 1980s. In addition, the results also provide some support of the theory of non-cooperative collusion under imperfect information. OPEC members collude under normal circumstances and behave competitively at times in response to imperfect market signals of cartel compliance and some internal attributes. Periodic joint competition conduct plays an important role in sustaining the collusion in the long run. Saudi Arabia acts as the leader of the cartel, accommodating intermediate unfavorable market development and punishing others with a tit-for-tat strategy in extreme circumstances.

  11. IS OPEC'S ALLOCATION OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION EFFICIENT? (Bachelor Thesis in Economics)

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    ud din, Fateh; hazar, Hazal; salih, ali

    2009-01-01

    The foundation of OPEC (Organization of Oil Exporting Countries) was laid in the early 1960‟s by the five major oil exporters, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, in Baghdad, Iraq. OPEC is supposed to allocate its production level among its member countries based on cartel- dominant firm model, for profit maximization.

  12. Dynamic Transfer Schemes and Stability of International Climate Coalitions

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    Nagashima, M.N.; Dellink, R.B.; Ierland, van E.C.

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines the formation and stability of coalitions in international climate agreements with a combined game-theoretic and integrated assessment model. The empirical model comprises twelve regions and investigates partial coalition formation in a one-shot cartel game. We argue that a

  13. in_focus - Competition and Development: The Power of Competitive ...

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    2008-01-01

    Jan 1, 2008 ... This book demonstrates the importance of true and fair competition to sustainable development and an effective marketplace, touching on issues of globalization, consumer welfare, cartels and monopolies, and trade liberalization. It provides an introduction to competition, and competition law and policy in ...

  14. Peddling Pablo: Escobar's Cultural Renaissance

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    Pobutsky, Aldona Bialowas

    2013-01-01

    Nearly two decades after his death, Pablo Escobar has reemerged in a number of autobiographical publications that revisit the era of the Medellín cartel and its most infamous capo. Rather than providing strictly historical information, these texts adopt an anecdotal and intimate angle from the positions of Escobar's hitman, his lover, his…

  15. The Use of Special Operations Forces in Support of American Strategic Security Strategies

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    2014-01-01

    efforts. Throughout the final decades of the 20th century, Colombia was a hotbed for drugs and violence punctuated by the operations of Pablo Emilio... Escobar , the drug lord in charge of the infamous Medellín Cartel. Following limited success in counter-narcotic operations during the early 1990s

  16. Illicit Drug Funding: The Surprising Systemic Similarities between the FARC and the Taliban

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    2010-05-20

    revolutionary tax” on territory where coca was grown. Nonetheless, Pablo Escobar , the infamous head of the Medellín cartel, bought a great deal of this...result in Escobar forming groups to assassinate FARC members. However, this was not the case everywhere that coca was cultivated and produced. It

  17. Importancia del trabajo de enfermería en la clasificación. Una revisión bibliográfica

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    Blanco Jiménez, Soledad

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de este trabajo conocer la importancia del triaje o clasificación de pacientes en la atención segura proporcionada al paciente.

  18. Trade Liberalization and the Degree of Competition in International Duopoly

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    Ashournia, Damoun; Hansen, Per Svejstrup; Hansen, Jonas Worm

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyzes how a reduction in trade costs influences the possibility for firms to engage in international cartels, and hence how trade liberalization affects the degree of competition. We consider a particular intra-industry trade model amended to allow for firms producing differentiated...

  19. Importancia del trabajo de enfermería en el envejecimiento saludable. Una revisión bibliográfica

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    Blanco Jiménez, Soledad

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer cómo influye la realización de actividad física en el envejecimiento saludable.

  20. Embarazo, infancia y adolescencias : prevención e intervención en tabaquismo : III Jornada de la Red Asturiana de Centros Sanitarios Libres de Humo de Tabaco.

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    Díaz, Victoria; Fernández, Isabel

    2017-01-01

    Cartel de la III Jornada de la Red Asturiana de Centros Sanitarios Libres de Humo de Tabaco, celebrada el 28 de noviembre de 2013 en la cual se aborda la prevención y atención del consumo de tabaco y tabaquismo, y respiración de su humo, en mujeres embarazadas, infancia y adolescencia

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    Barter system. Individuals. Coins (gold standards) Exchange against common standard. Gold. Private individuals or cartels. Money-substitutes. An alternate, at times promissory –. Bank notes,. Banks, financial may be for future drafts, claims institutions money. Fiat money. Juristic, enforced common currency. Coins, currency.

  2. Military Review, December 1991. Volume 71, Volume 12

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    1991-12-01

    Escobar’s brother, Roberto, and the Colombian Constituent Assembly was a leg- Gustavo Flores , another Medellfn Cartel mem- islative one, and the executive...Herad, 10 February 1987. Session, Executive Report No. 97-34.20 November (Legislative day, 2 Novem- 13. ae 83.ber) 1981..14 . eCc Pirzon Rueda . El

  3. Child Welfare Research and Training: A Response to David Stoesz

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    Smith, Brenda D.; Vandiver, Vikki L.

    2016-01-01

    In this response to David Stoesz' critique, "The Child Welfare Cartel," the authors agree that child welfare research and training must be improved. The authors disagree, however, with Stoesz' critique of social work education, his assessment of the most-needed forms of child welfare research, and his depiction of the goals and…

  4. The electoral vulnerability of social democratic parties in Europe

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    Krouwel, A.P.M.; Reis Santos, J.; Wall, M.T.; Stetter, E.; Duffek, K.; Skrzypek, A

    2013-01-01

    Despite the pervasive myth that the major political parties in Western Europe are forming powerful and stable party cartels and are closing the electoral market, the opposite seems to be occurring. The mainstream centre-left and centre-right – the social democrats and Christian democrats – have

  5. Border Cracks: Approaching Border Security From a Complexity Theory and Systems Perspective

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    2012-12-01

    the Gulf Cartel is currently battling the new organization for control of smuggling routes in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Veracruz .99...organization has also expanded its operations to Zacatecas, Veracruz , Tabasco, Campache, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas, in addition to increasing its... sale of alcoholic beverages. This created a crisis along the border and the Immigration Services Border Patrol was quickly expanded to 450 officers

  6. CTC Sentinel. Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2012

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    2012-02-01

    Gulf Cartel, the former bodyguards surged back into the criminal underworld, with well established bases in Nuevo Laredo, Fresnillo, Veracruz ...parties over the sale of a chromite mine that cost approximately $100,000.18 Among the dead was Sherabat Khan, a senior deputy to Hafiz Gul Bahadar

  7. Influencia de las nuevas tecnologías en la promoción de la salud

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    Aranda Aranda, Federico Manuel; González Castillo, Silvia; Roldán Roldán, Raquel

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de esta comunicación ha sido analizar si el desarrollo de las TICs influye en la promoción de la salud.

  8. How does article 101(3) TFEU case law relate to EC guidelines and the welfare perspective?

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    Rosenboom, N.S.R.

    2013-01-01

    The cartel exemption of article 101(3) TFEU offers room to include public interest. The 2004 guidelines of the European Commission state that only direct economic benefits should be included an only users on the relevant market (or other related markets) can benefit. This condition raises important

  9. IDRC Pre-ICN Forum on Competition and Development Alliance ...

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    dzavalamora

    2011-05-17

    May 17, 2011 ... Distinction Between Competition. Law and Competition Policy. • Traditional antitrust law: – Cartels. – Mergers. – Abuse of dominance. – (Possibly deceptive and misleading advertising). • Comprehensive competition policy - all laws and government actions that directly or indirectly restrict competition. 4 ...

  10. Enfermería en la escuela y bullying: una revisión bibliográfica

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    Blanco Jiménez, Soledad

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer como la enfermera escolar puede intervenir en el fenómeno del bullying.

  11. A comparative value chain analysis of smallholder burley tobacco production in Malawi – 2003/4 and 2009/10

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    Prowse, Martin Philip; Moyer-Lee, Jason

    2014-01-01

    Smallholders grow the majority of Malawi’s main export crop – burley tobacco. We analyse this value chain segment for the 2003/4 and 2009/10 seasons. The comparison shows smallholder profits in 2003/4 were limited by two main factors: a cartel of leaf merchants at auction and inefficient marketing...

  12. Industry structure and collusion with uniform yardstick competition : theory and experiments

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    Dijkstra, Peter; Haan, Marco A.; Mulder, Machiel

    2014-01-01

    We study cartel stability in an industry that is subject to uniform yardstick regulation. In a theoretical model, we show that the number of symmetric firms does not affect collusion. In a laboratory experiment, however, we do find an effect. If anything, increasing the number of firms facilitates

  13. Old and New Insurgency Forms

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    2016-03-01

    global illicit economy, cartel “para- state” areas have witnessed an expansion of criminal- ity via extortion and street taxation , kidnapping, bulk and... double issue Global Crime on “Criminal- States and Criminal-Soldiers,” Vol. 7, Iss. 3-4, August/November 2006, pp. 456-457. 82. Author’s email

  14. O mercado internacional de petróleo: a influência da OPEP e o poder de mercado

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    A criação da Organização dos Países Exportadores de Petróleo (OPEP) foi um marco para o mercado internacional de petróleo. Para a opinião pública a OPEP é um cartel devido aos choques do petróleo ocorridos na década de 1970, porém na literatura econômica não existe consenso sobre a OPEP ser ou não um cartel. Sob a ótica da teoria dos cartéis, esta pesquisa tem como objetivo evidenciar o papel da OPEP e verificar se a mesma exerce poder de mercado, demonstrando aspectos históricos que desencad...

  15. Can OPEC hold it together?

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    2002-01-01

    This presentation described the status of OPEC and whether it can continue to operate under the current economic situation. OPEC is the most successful commodity cartel in history, but the author cautions that it is only a matter of time before it self destructs. OPEC has not served the interest of Saudi Arabia in the past and it will not be able to serve its interest in the future without strong incremental demand for OPEC oil. The author stated that OPEC is threatened by Islamic fundamentalists and by financial difficulty due to a decline in export revenues. Other threats for OPEC are environmental, strategic and technological. The author concluded that Saudi Arabia is likely to choose to abandon OPEC, because the cartel will continue to be at the mercy of world oil demand and non-OPEC supply. 19 figs

  16. Mexico and Trilateral Air Defense, Is NORAD the Answer?

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    2009-02-20

    military forces. During WWII, the Escuadron Aereo de Pelea 201 (201st Mexican Fighter Squadron) of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (Fuerza Aerea...war on drugs is also the war on terror. Arguably, drugs and the corrupt people who transport them by infiltrating a country violate a nation’s... transportation of drugs can be easily used for transporting terrorists and/or terrorist material. The fact that the drug cartels use their money and

  17. Leniency, Asymmetric Punishment and Corruption: Evidence from China

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    Perrotta Berlin, Maria; Spagnolo, Giancarlo; Qin, Bei

    2015-01-01

    Leniency policies and asymmetric punishment are regarded as potentially powerful anticorruption tools, also in the light of their success in busting price-fixing cartels. It has been argued, however, that the introduction of these policies in China in 1997 has not helped fighting corruption. Following up on this view, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party passed, in November 2015, a reform introducing heavier penalties, but also restrictions to leniency. Properly designing and ...

  18. Rehabilitación y fisoterapia en un caso de lesión de ocupación de espacio

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    Cortés Fernández, Eva

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Se establecen como objetivos: Mantener recorrido articular, evitar rigideces musculoesqueléticas. Fortalecimiento de la musculatura parética y preservada.Medidas antiedema. Prevenir lesiones de cintura escapular, (especialmente miembro superior parético), columna vertebral y musculatura facial.

  19. JIATF-SWB: Building an Operational Bridge for the Southwest Border

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    2011-04-12

    mexican_cartels_integr.htm. (accessed 20 March 2011). 4 Office of the President. “Obtener la base de datos de Fallecimientos ocurridos por presunta rivalidad...Obtener la base de datos de Fallecimientos ocurridos por presunta rivalidad delincuencial en el periodo diciembre 2006 a diciembre 2010... basing , technical, intelligence, and training support to JIATF-SWB. 15. SUBJECT TERMS Mexico, Southwest Border, USNORTHCOM, Interagency, 16

  20. POTENSIAL PELANGGARAN HUKUM PERSAINGAN PADA TATA NIAGA GULA

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    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available As a public policy instruments, implementation of sugar import commerce system should subject to fulfilling society needs especially customers, such as sugar cane farmers and sugar factories. The potential law violent towards cartel and oligopoly is based on "rule of reason" prohibition so that there is an act in accordance to elements of new related paragraphs when has been proven having negative effects.

  1. Uranium: a foreign resource N.L

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    Venturini, V.G.

    1983-01-01

    The issue of the mining and export of Australian uranium is examined. Particular reference is made to the existence of a uranium cartel between 1970 and 1975 and the associated U.S. Westinghouse Antitrust suite. Problems associated with nuclear power and benefits to Australia associated with the mining of uranium are questioned. Changing government policy on the issue is discussed. Recommendations of the Ranger uranium environmental enquiry are noted

  2. Criminal Violence and State Responses in the Northern Triangle

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    2016-12-01

    relationship with the Zetas has become a very lucrative source of income for the gang, as they operate with the cartel to traffic humans as well as...INTRODUCTION At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve 2004, people were finishing their last-minute Christmas shopping and returning home on a city...military remains military. In this vein, other factors matter more for shaping military behavior . The second viewpoint is that militaries can be used

  3. The Lost Path: Regulating Transit Illegal Immigration on Mexico’s Southern Border

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    2014-12-01

    producers (Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru ), the intermediary Mexican drug cartels, and the U.S. drug market makes it a strategic transit route for organized...497 “Pone en Marcha el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto el Programa Frontera Sur,” Presidencia de la República, last...updated July 07, 2014, http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/articulos-prensa/pone-en-marcha-el- presidente -enrique-pena-nieto-el-programa-frontera-sur/. 498

  4. Two Faces of Attrition: Analysis of a Mismatched Strategy against Mexican and Central American Drug Traffickers

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    2017-03-31

    Mexico in the fight against Mexican TCOs.”15 10 Presidenicia de la Republica, “Palabras presidente EPN...City, July 12, 2016), https://www.gob.mx/presidencia/prensa/palabras- presidente -epn-en- inauguracion-de-las-instalaciones-del-12-regimiento-de...growing rapidly in territory now operating in eight states plus the Federal District.12 The cartel allegedly has contacts in Colombia, Peru , Bolivia

  5. Reconsidering Military Support to Counterdrug Operations Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

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    2009-12-11

    Member Dwayne K. Wagner, M.A. Accepted this 11th day of December 2009 by: , Director, Graduate Degree Programs Robert F...reported by law enforcement departments as the move valid estimate. 30 Larry Copeland and Kevin Johnson , ―Mexican Cartels Plague Atlanta,‖ USA Today, 8...Interagency, and Multinational Operations USACGSC 100 Stimson Avenue Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2301 Mr. Dwayne K. Wagner Department of Joint

  6. Air & Space Power Journal. Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2004

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    2004-09-01

    incapacitate vehicles and on sticky slimes and foams that have the effect of radically slowing down any sort of movement. Disorienting weapons—for 19...revolutionary.” 4. Both the Colombian drug cartels and the Vietcong made liberal use of car bombs to kill specific enemies and to sow chaos and fear ...not to conquer but to instill fear . They will strike without warn­ 36 AIR & SPACE POWER JOURNAL FALL 2004 ing; their soldiers will not be visible

  7. SOF in Unlit Spaces: Understanding the World’s Dark Spots in the Context of SOF Operational Planning

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    2013-05-23

    individuals around the world. The killing of the notorious Medellin drug cartel kingpin, Pablo Escobar , is one such example.52 Recent examples include the...incident in 1993. Moreover, entering 52 Bowden, Mark, Killing Pablo : The Hunt for The World’s Greatest Outlaw, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press...D.C.: Congressional Research Service, 2013. Bowden, Mark. Killing Pablo : The Hunt for The World’s Greatest Outlaw. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press

  8. The Marine Corps Civil Military Operations (CMO) Capability: Inadequate for Current and Future Irregular Environments

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    2011-05-02

    34drug lord" Pablo Escobar , who is still considered SOI)1ething of a "saint" in Medellin, Colombia, for the number of schools, soccer fields, hospitals...34 Roberto Escobar Gaviria and David Fisher, The Accountant’s Story; Inside the violent world of the Medellin Cartel (New York: Grand Central...Co liege, Countering Irregulal· Threats Elective, Quantico, VA, Jan 20, 20 1.1. Escobar , Roberto Gaviria and David Fisher. The Accountant’s Story

  9. Mexico at the Precipice: Are Lessons from Plan Colombia Operationally Relevant to United States Northern Command?

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    2009-05-04

    operandi for narcotics cartels across the globe. While several young men would emerge as key leaders within the organization, Pablo Escobar would come...and signals intelligence (SIGINT) gathering capabilities, a Colombian Army Special Forces unit called Search Bloc located and killed Pablo Escobar in...Report on the Americas Vol. 41, Iss. 2 (March-April 2008): 21-28. http://www.proquest.com/ (accessed 25 February 2009). Wikipedia. “ Pablo Escobar

  10. Silicon to syringe: Cryptomarkets and disruptive innovation in opioid supply chains.

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    Gilbert, Michael; Dasgupta, Nabarun

    2017-08-01

    Cryptomarkets offer insight into the evolving interplay between online black markets and cartel-based distribution. The types and forms of heroin, fentanyl, and prescription drugs show wide diversification. In this commentary we describe changes in the conceptualizations, technologies and structures of drug supply chains in the 21st Century, with special attention to the role of cryptomarkets as tools, contexts, and drivers of innovation in public health research. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Lack of agreement over the use and ownership of the internationally shared resources (such as air space, outer space and the oceans) leading to international conflict

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    1975-01-01

    The lack of adequate institutional mechanisms to regulate, monitor and govern the use of commonly owned world resources appears to be politically destabilizing and subject to socioeconomic pressures of overpopulation, food shortages, cartelism, terrorism, and wealth distribution to developing countries. The capacity and propensity to wage war and its potential consequences are elaborated. It is shown that technology is one of the dominant factors affecting the exploration and management of commonly shared resources.

  12. Mexico: The Accidental Narco?

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    2011-06-30

    9 Gonzales, Maria de la Luz (2009-03-25). "Suman 10 mil 475 ejecuciones en esta administracion : PGR" (in Spanish). El Universal. http...2010; and Jose de Cordoba and David Luhnow, “Mexican Army Officers Detained for Cartel Payments”, Wall Street Journal, 15 June 2009, URL: http...commercial use. Select non- commercial use is licensed via a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license per our Terms of Use. No FACTUAL STATEMENT should be

  13. Comparación de aceites para la prevención de úlceras por presión

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    Cebrián Arroyo, Manuela

    2017-01-01

    Cartel presentado en el 3er Congreso Internacional de Comunicación en Salud (3ICHC), celebrado los días 19 y 20 de octubre de 2017 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. El objetivo de este trabajo es comparar la eficacia del aceite de coco con los ácidos grasos hiperoxigenados en pacientes con riesgo de desarrollar úlceras por presión.

  14. An Approach to the 40-Year Drug War

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    2012-05-17

    of the Arellano Felix family, Rafael Caro Quintero, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Juan José “El Azul” Esparragoza, Ernesto Fonseca, Joaquín Guzmán Loera... Sanchez .153 This cartel operates solely along the border with Texas in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.154 The primary drugs...Jose De Jesus Mendez Vargas and Nazario Moren Gonzalez maintained the organization leadership until 2010. In the same year, after Moreno’s death, La

  15. Violencia postestructural: migrantes centroamericanos y cárteles de la droga en México

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    Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios

    2016-01-01

    Post-structural violence refers to those situations where the victim becomes the executioner as a survival mechanism in a violent environment. This article, based on in-depth interviews with 53 Central American migrants kidnapped and forced to participate in criminal activities in Mexico, analyses the mechanisms used by Mexican drug cartels to recruit undocumented migrants, and concludes that the fear of losing their lives transforms peaceful and fearful labor migrants into ferocious criminals.

  16. U.S. - Mexico Security Cooperation: The Time to Act Is Now

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    2011-01-06

    fueled violence in Colombia.40 The second program, ― Familias en Accion‖ (Families in Action) is a USAID-sponsored crop eradication program under Plan... internet readers daily on both sides of the U.S. — Mexican border announcing the latest crimes committed by the self-styled drug cartels: murder...appear to be thawing. The director of the Mexican Armed Forces University ( La Universidad del Ejército y Fuerza Aérea Mexicanos), Brigadier General

  17. Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations: A Threat to the United States National Security

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    2011-03-03

    to be an existing member of Los Zetas. The immigrant, who was arrested by the Zapata Sheriffs Department while smuggling 400 pounds of marijuana...new pubs/jp1 02. pdf . Retrieved 20 February 2011. 2. US Department of Justice, National Drug Threat Assessment 2010 (Washington D.C.: National Drug...Cartels, CRS Report for Congress, (October 16, 2007), http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34215. pdf . 8. Jeremy Roebuck, "Violence the result of fractured

  18. Merida Initiative: Insight Into U.S. Mexico Relations

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    2016-09-01

    accomplishment. I would like to thank my parents for their love and support in all of life’s endeavors and encouraging me to pursue a military...accessed May 7, 2016, https://www.stratfor.com/sites/default/files/ styles /stratforfull/public/main/images/ mexico_cartels_v7_1.jpg?itok=oPd1GY7E. 31...countries like Pakistan , Afghanistan, 128 Ibid., 171–172. 129 Liana Sun Wyler, Weak and Failing

  19. Proceedings of the Second IDA-CIISS Workshop: Common Security Challenges and Defense Personnel Costs

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    2008-01-01

    revolutionaries, Iraqi and Uigher insurgents, Nigerian oil fighters, drug cartels Potential for US-PRC cooperation is increasing The topic assigned was to...empowered global guerillas—Al Qaeda, Iraqi and Uigher insurgents, Nigerian oil fighters, drug cartels—seek to weaken states so that they can prosper...enforcement (terrorism; smuggling: drugs, weapons, people, …; fisheries , piracy, …) Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief UN peace operations

  20. La politica economica del fascismo. La crisi del ‘29

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    Paolo Sylos Labini

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Text of a speech held at the University of Rome in 1965. The author discusses the economic policy of Fascism, claiming that several of its characteristic features, e.g. the policy of industrial and financial bailouts, the policy of industry cartels and firms’ groups, and protectionism, were part of an international trend. In these areas international similitudes probably outweigh differences. What was peculiar of Fascism was the approach towards trade unions and the peculiarly corporatist policy.

  1. Colombia: Learning Institutions Enable Integrated Response

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    2010-09-01

    publica - tions of the “human rights cartel.” The frames whereby the parastates assessed the conflict remained virtually unchanged, and in some cases...Politica de Defensa y 144 | FRoM the FIeld PRISM 1, no. 4 Seguridad Democratica, requires slightly more pages for its presentation but is identical...capability” to “establish security force presence throughout the country” (lograr presencia fuerza publica en todo territorio nacional). Though a

  2. The Closest Alligator to the Boat: Mexico’s Drug-Fueled Violence

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    2011-01-28

    outside stimulus. This plays into why cartels are able to so freely recruit new members into their ranks. Machismo , a learned response and a real...part of Hispanic culture, is one of the overriding forces driving the Latin American male psyche. Machismo , directly translated from Spanish...closest English word to machismo is macho which seems to be an out of vogue word in 2010 America. In America, it is acceptable to be in touch with

  3. Defense or Development? A Decisive Question in Latin America

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    2008-03-05

    extraordinary Cuban- Venezuelan package of military assistance allowed the upgrade of bases and facilities, stimulating the armed forces without imposing on...decades-long violent conflict involving outlawed armed groups, drug cartels and gross violations of human rights .31 During the 1990s the 40-year conflict...Burnham’s government attempts to build a socialist society, including banning importing of basic foodstuffs, caused a massive emigration of skilled

  4. Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Mexico, 1999-2002

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    2003-02-01

    Reforma [ Mexico City], 8 September 2002, 2. 17 Martin Morita, “Descartan a Osiel Como Lider de Cartel” [Osiel’s Cartel Leadership Downplayed], El...Isaac Guzman, “De polleros as reyes del narco” [From Alien Smugglers to Kingpins], Reforma [ Mexico City], 3 June 2001, 12. 25 Statement by Thomas A...Union-Tribune, 28 November 2002, A23. 28 Abel Barajas, “Para Extradición de Caro Quintero” [Caro Quintero Extradition Halted], Reforma [ Mexico City

  5. Drug Trafficking as a Lethal Regional Threat in Central America

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    2011-12-16

    presents certain tendencies with respective advantages and disadvantages to my thesis. Most of the research published comes from sources outside of...of firms (or such entities as drug cartels) are able to shape the rules of the game to their advantage through massive illicit and non-transparent...essentially turns over or franchises out part of its territory to non-state groups to carry out their own agenda with the blessing and protection of the

  6. Violencia postestructural: migrantes centroamericanos y cárteles de la droga en México

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    Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Post-structural violence refers to those situations where the victim becomes the executioner as a survival mechanism in a violent environment. This article, based on in-depth interviews with 53 Central American migrants kidnapped and forced to participate in criminal activities in Mexico, analyses the mechanisms used by Mexican drug cartels to recruit undocumented migrants, and concludes that the fear of losing their lives transforms peaceful and fearful labor migrants into ferocious criminals.

  7. Winning the war on drugs in Mexico? Toward an integrated approach to the illegal drug trade

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    Reyes Garces, Alfonso.

    2009-01-01

    Approved for public release, distribution unlimited The illegal drug trade has been present in Mexico since the beginning of the twentieth century when prohibition of the opium trade started. Since then, the social harm of the illegal drug trade in all its forms has been constantly increasing. Today, the most obvious example of the social harm of the illegal drug trade in Mexico is drug-related crime. As a result, Mexican authorities have launched a frontal attack against the drug cartels ...

  8. The Grand Strategy of the United States

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    2014-10-01

    voluntary organiza- tions, terrorist groups, drug cartels , international criminal syndicates, or others—was limited. In the main, national security...rendered final with the ejec- tion of Spain from Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898.9 Territorial expansion through the Louisiana Purchase, Mexican -American...security agenda. Increasingly, other threats such as narcotrafficking, illegal im- migration , environmental degradation, demography (for example, “youth

  9. Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization

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    2013-01-01

    financial, pharmaceutical , defense, and food industries —indeed, all industry groups—engage in such activity. Public institutions including...order to take advantage of the emerging situations that they ix Foreword find themselves in. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , for instance...Delta in Nigeria, and drug-trafficking organizations such as the now defunct Medellín Cartel in Colombia . Over time, as the illicit economy grows and

  10. Network industries deregulation and energy industries reorganization

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    Delaporte, P.; Chevalier, J.M.; Bourdaire, J.M.

    1999-01-01

    The electric power distribution systems deregulation is going to change the economical and institutional scenery. The empowerment term can be anything but a happy change for the customer by giving him the free choice. But this evolution calls the public power in question again. Meanwhile the government has to remain vigilant and watch over the safety in terms of cartel and environment risk. (A.L.B.)

  11. Pivot to the Homeland - An Escalated Maritime Interdictions Approach Towards Combating Transnational Criminal Networks in the Western Hemisphere

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    2015-06-03

    Despite increases in supply reduction spending, the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ) arguably shifted drug flows towards the U.S. via Mexico ...not focus on other illicit drugs such as heroin, methamphetamines, synthetics, or marijuana that are primarily trafficked across the U.S./ Mexico ...interdicted at sea move largely uncontested through Central America and Mexico . Mexican cartels then smuggle smaller loads across the southwest border and

  12. Mitigating the Risk of Environmental Hazards in Mexico

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    2011-10-28

    October 10, 2011). Gallagher, Kevin P. Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico , NAFTA , and Beyond. http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp...Hazards in Mexico 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Terry E...government of Mexico is grappling with vicious cartels, global economic recession, a substantial decline in the country’s known oil reserves, and

  13. OPEC and the world oil prices: Is the genie back in the bottle

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    Griffin, J.M.

    1992-01-01

    After reviewing and analyzing OPEC's behavior in the past two decades, a simulation model is employed to explore plausible paths for oil prices. OPEC's members are subdivided into analytically convenient maximizing groups. Lener index analysis is applied to measure observed market power and the potential monopoly power for the cartel core. Price paths for the 1990s under alternative OPEC configurations are presented, and it is suggested that the return to monopolization is large. Price levels of the 1970s were not sustainable even with a perfectly disciplined cartel core. Long run supply and demand elasticities were much greater than OPEC expected. Even though cheating contributed to OPEC's predicament in the 1980s, the primary determinant of oil price decline was external market forces. Future price instability is possible for both political and economic reasons, with a likely scenario of prices oscillating around the cartel core's optimum price path that features prices in the present range rising moderately. 8 refs., 6 tabs., 3 figs

  14. cartazes utilizados nas campanhas de saúde

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    Vânia Lúcia Bezerra Oliveira

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudio de abordaje etnográfico realizado en 2003, con el objetivo de conocer el modelo explicativo popular y el del profesional de salud, de los mensajes divulgados en un cartel de una campaña del Ministerio de Salud. Los informantes conformaban distintos grupos de profesionales y usuarios de un centro de salud del municipio de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. Para cada uno de los grupos fueron dadas tres cuestiones conductoras durante la entrevista individual. Como resultados se obtuvieron modelos explicativos popular y profesional divergentes en lo referente a la comprensión del mensaje, a las reacciones/emociones despertadas, a las motivaciones para actuar en función del autocuidado, y a los elementos que dificultan la comprensión del mensaje divulgado en el cartel. Se concluye la necesidad de participación del receptor final en la elaboración del contenido y arte de los carteles utilizados en las campañas de salud, asumiendo ese receptor dimensiones del proceso comunicacional, las cuales son determinadas por los factores culturales, económicos, sociales, entre otros.

  15. The OPEC strategy dilemma, Middle East politics, and the figures that don't match

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    Bourdaire, J.M.; Noreng, O.

    1991-01-01

    The present paper answers two question: Is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) a cartel, and do cartels learn? In both cases the answer is conditionally positive. OPEC is a cartel in the sense that as an organization of oil exporters it is able to set or strongly influence the price of the oil by allocating market shares, at last as long as productive capacity is not fully utilized. OPEC appears to have learned from the ups and downs of the oil market since the early 1970s, in the sense that the OPEC states have experienced their own interaction with the world economy and the risks involved in oil price discontinuities. Oil exporters may gain in short-term cash flow from an oil price shock, but the easy money dislocates their economies. Subsequently, they are subject to an impairing income squeeze as oil demand falls due to the setback of the world economy triggered by the initial oil price shock. This trauma now belongs to the common intellectual and political heritage of the oil exporters. As a result of this experience, there is now an apparent consensus among the OPEC nations that they have more to gain from volume expansion than from price increases in the oil market

  16. Merger control in the energy sector. An empirical investigation for the Federal Republic of Germany; Fusionskontrolle in der leitungsgebundenen Energiewirtschaft. Eine empirische Untersuchung fuer Deutschland

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    Lauk, Martina Margret

    2008-11-06

    In 1998, EU legislation initiated a liberalisation process among European energy markets. The process of market opening has significantly changed the functioning of the markets and the competition conditions of the energy sector. At the same time, the industry witnessed a surge of mergers and far-reaching changes in the structure of German electricity and natural gas markets occurred. Against this background, the doctoral thesis at hand surveys the merger activities in the energy sector as well as the merger control policy of the German Federal Cartel Office during the first years of liberalisation. The study starts with a portrayal of the institutional framework of the German merger control regime and a survey of the relevant economic literature on horizontal and vertical mergers. Subsequent to the legal and theoretical considerations, the merger activities and the merger control policy of the German Federal Cartel Office are investigated empirically. The data set is based on information taken from merger control files at the archive of the Federal Cartel Office in Bonn. It contains information on more than 250 merger cases and appendant decisions in the German natural gas and electricity sector put before the Federal Cartel Office between 1999 and 2003. In order to perform a statistical analysis, the information contained in the written decisions is transformed into variables. The data set is complemented by information on electricity and gas networks taken from external data sources. The empirical part of the study is divided into two parts: The aim of the first part is to investigate the integration strategies of energy utilities with respect to basic characteristics of the firms involved as well as structural factors of the markets affected by the respective mergers. In the descriptive section, key patterns of the integration strategies of the energy utilities can be identified. The results of the discrete choice analysis show that in addition to firm size of

  17. Price abuse monitoring under paragraph 29 of the Law Against Restraints on Competition; Die Preismissbrauchskontrolle nach paragraph 29 GWB

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    Koleva, Raliza

    2013-08-01

    Written against the backdrop of criticism levelled at paragraph 29 of the Law Against Restraints on Competition (GWB) the present study undertakes a critical discussion of this legal norm along with questions and points of criticism that have been raised in its context in the literature and case law. It first addresses the central question as to whether paragraph 29 GWB conforms to the stipulations of European law and the German constitution. It then expounds the system behind paragraph 29 GWB, making a detailed examination of the individual elements of the offences covered by the regulation while giving thorough consideration to existing case law on instruments of price abuse monitoring that have been used to date under cartel law. A further focus of the present study is on the question as to what circumstances a supply company under suspicion of price abuse may claim in attempting to justify significant differences that have been found to exist between its own prices and those of a comparable company. This aspect is of great practical relevance in lawsuits concerning price abuse under cartel law, since the option of demonstrating justification is the most important line of approach for supply companies under suspicion of price abuse in attempting to fend off such allegations. Based on an analysis of past practice of the German Federal Cartel Office and the antitrust courts the author undertakes to determine a scale for assessing the costs which the responding supply company can claim in its defence. Finally she endeavours to methodologically capture the price limit concept, making proposals for its practical application with due consideration to the findings that have transpired from the study.

  18. The social costs to the US of monopolization of the world oil market, 1972--1991

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    Greene, D.L.; Leiby, P.N.

    1993-03-01

    The partial monopolization of the world oil market by the OPEC cartel has produced significant economic costs to the economies of the world. This paper reports estimates of the costs of monopolization of oil to the US over the period 1972--1991. Two fundamental assumptions of the analysis are, (1) that OPEC has acted as a monopoly, albeit with limited control, knowledge, and ability to act and, (2) that the US and other consuming nations could, through collective (social) action affect the cartel's ability to act as a monopoly. We measure total costs by comparing actual costs for the 1972--1991 period to a hypothetical ''more competitive'' world oil market scenario. By measuring past costs we avoid the enormous uncertainties about the future course of the world oil market and leave to the reader's judgment the issue of how much the future will be like the past. We note that total cost numbers cannot be used to determine the value of reducing US oil use by one barrel. They are useful for describing the overall size of the petroleum problem and are one important factor in deciding how much effort should be devoted to solving it. Monopoly pricing of oil transfers wealth from US oil consumers to foreign oil producers and, by increasing theeconomic scarcity of oil, reduces the economy's potential to produce. The actions of the OPEC cartel have also produced oil price shocks, both upward and downward, that generate additional costs because of the economy's inherent inability to adjust quickly to a large change in energy prices. Estimated total costs to the United States from these three sources for the 1972--1991 period are put at $4.1 trillion in 1990$($1.2 T wealth transfer, $0.8 T macroeconomic adjustment costs, $2.1 T potential GNP losses). The cost of the US's primary oil supply contingency program is small ($10 B) by comparison

  19. Gafas

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    Ramon Balius i Juli

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este número de la revista, como podéis ver, es un número monográfico dedicado al tema Visión y Deporte. Era necesario encontrar una portada adecuada a estos dos conceptos. Pensamos que reúne estas cualidades un cartel de la Colección de la Biblioteca del Deporte, en el cual un atleta con gafas, vestido con una camiseta del BUC (Barcelona Universitari Club,* está a punto de lanzar la jabalina. Su aspecto es el de un deportista de diseño bien estructurado, quizá un poco cuadriculado, que está haciendo su trabajo con seguridad. Este cartel se había editado para anunciar los 3.os Campeonatos de España Universitarios de Atletismo que se celebraron en Barcelona, en el Estadio de Montjuich (sic los días 9 y 10 de mayo de 1936. Menos de dos meses después tenía que inaugurarse en el mismo escenario la denominada Olimpíada Popular, acontecimiento que la sublevación militar del 18 de julio, inicio de la Guerra Civil, impidió. Lo que resulta significativo de este cartel son las gafas del protagonista. Creemos que son pocos los deportistas que compiten con esta ayuda. Posiblemente con las gafas se quería potenciar el carácter intelectual y universitario del atleta. Creemos que no es casual que el récord del mundo de 1936 lo poseía el finés Matti Jarvinen, que usaba gafas.

  20. El contrato administrativo: sus directrices básicas

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    Romero-Pérez, Jorge Enrique

    2014-01-01

    Desde la emisión del Código Fical en 1885, numeral 747, se estableció que el Estado puede constrtar seleccionando a su con-contratante mediante el procedimiento del concurso o licitación pública. Recientemente, se promulgó una reforma a la Ley de la Administración Financiera de la República (LAFR), en la parte relatica a esta materia, y se decretó un reglamento. Sin embargo, las partes interesadas claman por una ley de contratos del Estado y la eliminación de una serie  de carteles de licitac...

  1. "Y el resto se hace con gritos": Notas sobre literatura y teatro

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    Marcela Arpes

    2009-01-01

    Quisiera comenzar con un, más o menos extenso, listado de obras de teatro que aún permanecen en cartel o, en todo caso, algunas de ellas lo estuvieron hasta marzo, en salas oficiales y alternativas del circuito teatral porteño pero, también, del interior del país: Tres para el té sobre textos de Lewis Carroll; Galileo, sobre la mesa sobre el texto de Bertolt Brecht; Federico tuvo un sueño, inspirada en el cuento de Antonio Tabucchi y en textos poéticos de Federico García Lorca; Los siete loco...

  2. Efectividad del programa Promoción de alimentación saludable en estudiantes de escuelas públicas del estado de Sonora

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    Trinidad Quizán Plata; Claudia Anaya Barragán; Julián Esparza Romero; María Esther Orozco García; Armida Espinoza López; Adriana Verónica Bolaños Villar

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto de un programa de intervención en escolares de seis a ocho años en Hermosillo, Sonora. Fue un estudio experimental aleatorio y controlado, tres escuelas intervenidas (n= 62) y tres escuelas no intervenidas (n= 64). El programa de intervención incluyó talleres educativos, carteles publicitarios, disponibilidad de alimentos saludables, premiación por consumo de alimentos saludables, copla infantil y folletos informativos. La disponibilidad de alimen...

  3. Tres poetas norteamericanos contemporáneo

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    Oscar Uribe

    1967-01-01

    Full Text Available He conocido extrañas enfermeras de Bondad. ¡Las he visto besar al enfermo, atender al anciano, darle dulces al demente! ¡Las he mirado, en la noche, oscuras y tristes, rodando sillas de ruedas cerca al mar! ¡He conocido los gordos pontífices de la, Bondad, la pequeña anciana de cabellos grises, el sacerdote de la vecindad, el famoso poeta, la madre, los he conocido a todos! los he mirado, en la noche, oscuros y tristes, pegando carteles de misericordia sobre rígidos postes en desesperación.

  4. Importancia de la tetanalgesia en la realización de técnicas dolorosas en el recién nacido

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    Luque López, Eva; Sanchez Pascual, María José; Muros Naranjo, María Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: Hoy en día, es conocido que las estructuras que transmiten el dolor están totalmente desarrolladas antes del nacimiento, al contrario de lo que se pensaba hasta hace no mas de una década. Así pues, hay numerosos estudios que demuestran que los recién nacidos son capaces de sentir dolor e incluso tener una respuesta mas e...

  5. PROMOTING COMPETITIVENESS BY FIGHTING AGAINST ABUSES OF A DOMINANT MARKET POSITION

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    Lucia IRINESCU

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Competition is a basic mechanism of the market economy involving supply and demand. The legislative framework of the European competition policy is provided by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU(Articles 101–109. Without an effective EU competition policy, the Single Market cannot reach its full potential. Competition policy is also crucial in allowing the EU to crack down on abuses of dominant position, cartels and concerted practices that harm consumers. To be in a dominant position is not itself illegal. A dominant company has a special responsibility to ensure that its conduct does not distort competition.

  6. Campañas de salud y gestión de recursos: uso de pulsioximetría fetal en paritorio

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    Sánchez Guisado, María del Mar; Martos López, Isabel María; Guedes Arbelo, Chaxiraxi

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: La monitorización de la Frecuencia Cardiaca Fetal (FCF) es una prueba sensible frente al bienestar fetal, pero de baja especificidad.Cuando el registro cardiotocográfico (RCTG) es anormal su valor predictivo positivo desciende al 50% ; Esto hace que la monitorización electrónica de la FCF sea por sí sola insuficiente par...

  7. La ciencia reta a la muerte

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2016-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015.Ponente:Dra. María Blanco. Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas. Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  8. Prensa corrupción y poder.

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    Echeverría, Lolo

    2000-01-01

    Un comandante militar acusado de corrupción aparece en un programa periodístico de televisión, la entrevista es pregrabada, pero mientras ella se difunde, un grupo de sindicalistas proclama a gritos la inocencia del comandante frente a las puertas de la estación televisara. Las cámaras, de tiempo en tiempo, muestran a los manifestantes, recogen sus opiniones y leen los carteles que portan. El conductor del programa le plantea al comandante unas preguntas serviciales acerca de las acus...

  9. ARE. Regional energy supplies - progress report 2000-2001; ARE. Regionale Energieversorgung 2000-2001. Taetigkeitsbericht

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    2002-05-01

    The ARE progress report discusses the following issues: Economic development and its effects on power supply; Deregulation of the electricity and gas market; Competition between regional utilities; Energy policy of the new German government; European regulations; Legislation on energy supply; Energy supply and cartel law; Regional supply in the East German states. [German] Der Taetigkeitsbericht der ARE befasst sich mit folgenden Themen: Gesamtwirtschaftliche Entwicklung und ihre Auswirkung auf die Energiewirtschaft, Oeffnung des Monopoles fuer Strom und Gas, Wettbewerb der regionalen Energieversorger, Energiepolitik der neuen Bundesregierung, Europaeische Richtlininen, energiewirtschaftsrecht, Versorgungswirtschaft und Kartellrecht und der Regionalversorgung in den neuen Bundeslaendern.

  10. Regional power supply in 1998-1999. Progress report of the association of regional utilities - Arbeitsgemeinschaft regionaler Energieversorgungs-Unternehmen - ARE e.V.; Regionale Energieversorgung 1998-1999. Taetigkeitsbericht der Arbeitsgemeinschaft regionaler Energieversorgungs-Unternehmen - ARE - e.V.

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    2000-04-01

    The ARE progress report discusses the following issues: Economic development and its effects on power supply; Deregulation of the electricity and gas market; Competition between regional utilities; Energy policy of the new German government; European regulations; Legislation on energy supply; Energy supply and cartel law; Regional supply in the East German states. [German] Der Taetigkeitsbericht der ARE befasst sich mit folgenden Themen: Gesamtwirtschaftliche Entwicklung und ihre Auswirkung auf die Energiewirtschaft, Oeffnung des Monopoles fuer Strom und Gas, Wettbewerb der regionalen Energieversorger, Energiepolitik der neuen Bundesregierung, Europaeische Richtlininen, energiewirtschaftsrecht, Versorgungswirtschaft und Kartellrecht und der Regionalversorgung in den neuen Bundeslaendern.

  11. La melatonina: ¿Una alternativa saludable para combatir el insomnio?

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    Pérez Collado, Elisa María; Quesada Martínez, María Inmaculada; Parra Parra, Yolanda

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: la melatonina es una hormona que se encuentra de forma natural en el cuerpo, producida por la glándula pineal. Participa en procesos celulares, neuroendocrinos y neurofisiológicos. La melatonina determina el ciclo sueño-vigilia. La cantidad de melatonina producida por nuestro cuerpo disminuye a medida que envejecemos. Ob...

  12. The Semi-Submersible Network

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    2012-12-01

    www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/04/20124142424595176.html. 91 CCTV, “Colombia Peru Sign FTA with the EU,” June 27, 2012, http...www.caracol.com.co/noticias/judicial/alias-oliver-solarte-era-el-contacto-de-las-farc-con-carteles-mexicanos-revela- presidente - santos/20110315/nota...colombia-qaeda- interview-idUKTRE6034L920100104. CCTV. “Colombia Peru Sign FTA with the EU.” June 27, 2012. http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate

  13. Prevención primaria del traumatismo obstétrico y la episiotomía

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    Martos López, Isabel María; Sánchez Guisado, María del Mar; Guedes Arbelo, Chaxiraxi

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: el traumatismo obstétrico consecuencia del parto predispone a una mujer a padecer disfunción del suelo pélvico (incontinencia urinaria o fecal, dispareunia, dolor perineal persistente y debilidad de la musculatura del suelo pélvico). Objetivo: resumir la evidencia científica sobre la efectividad del fortalecimiento d...

  14. Ondas gravitacionales y teoría de cuerdas

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2016-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015.Ponente: Dr.Fernando Marchesano. Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UAM-CSIC). Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  15. Mecanismos para combatir la colusión en licitaciones: efectos de las decisiones sancionatorias sobre el proceso licitatorio en Colombia

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    Ramírez Duarte, Olga Lucia

    2012-01-01

    El trabajo constituye en primer lugar, un ejercicio importante de recopilación y sistematización de la regulación existente en materia de competencia, y en especial, de la colusión en licitaciones como una de las prácticas restrictivas de la Competencia. De igual forma, contiene un análisis microeconómico de un cartel, a efectos de explicar las razones que lo promueven y lo desestimulan. Luego de ello, se hace un análisis profundo de las normas específicas en la materia, contenidas en el Decr...

  16. Mexiko a boj s drogami

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    Kadlecová, Markéta

    2011-01-01

    This thesis concerns with the issue of war on drugs in Mexico. The paper analyses development of drug trafficking, reasons of its origin and the role of the United States. Also it observes drug policies of both states and their common programmes and operations. One of them is the Mérida Initiative, programme of financial assistance for Mexico to combat the drug trafficking. The aim of this thesis is also to present actual mexican drug production and drug cartels. The final part pays attention...

  17. The Mexican War on Drugs: an analysis of the militarised approach and its consequences

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    Pîrlea, Liliana

    2017-01-01

    t r| I rI t I T r| r| rl t r| t rl t t t I t I Abstract The following research analyses the impact of the War on Drugs in Mexico. Albeit acknowledgin:g the importance of the United States in the counter-narcotic efforts, the research is focused on the actors that:experienced the conflict in the first place: the Mexican state, the cartels and the Mexican population. The research exits the realist perspective and discusses the case study from a constructitist point of view, with afocus on the s...

  18. Estudio descriptivo de la dieta de pacientes diabéticos paquistaníes durante el Ramadán

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    Calpe Cristino, Ainhoa; Fructuoso González, Elisabeth; Ochando Aymerich, Montserrat; Rodero Nuño, Montserrat; Hidalgo Ortiz, Manuela; Chueco Ochando, Aida; Pérez-Hervada Maestre, María; Grau Bartomeu, Jordi; Plaza Espuña, Isabel

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    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: A propósito de un estudio de investigación: “Efectividad de una dieta adaptada a los hábitos culinarios de la población paquistaní en el grado de control metabólico de la diabetes”, ensayo clínico aleatorizado multicéntrico (desarrollado en tres Equipos de Atención Primaria (EAP): EAP Fondo en Santa Coloma de Gramenet, E...

  19. People as a Problem : A discourse analysis of the Favela residents´portrayal in Rio de Janeiro´s press

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    Kaukonen, Susanna

    2012-01-01

    Many Latin American countries have during the past decades experienced an increase in violence (Howard et al 2007:716). The expansion of youth gangs and drug cartels in many countries of the region, and the states policy to fight these groups with a strong fist, has created a situation bearing the characteristics of an un-proclaimed civil war, that has come to affect all social classes (ibid:719). This expansion of the problem of violence, and the notion of insecurity it brings, has resulted ...

  20. The ‘versus’ habit: Bristol, Banksy and the Barons

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    Gough, P.

    2011-01-01

    Little is ever forgotten in Bristol. The historic enmity between the two halves of the city may be well hidden, but it is played out in the psycho-geographies of a ‘federal’ city. During the eighteenth century, gathered to the north around Georgian Clifton lived the high Anglican, high Tory, merchant class, largely represented by the Society of the Merchant Venturers. Over centuries they became the most powerful mercantile cartel in Bristol and the region; their wealth and status partly found...

  1. Major recent trends in the oil industry

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    Babusiaux, D.

    2000-01-01

    The article shows how globalisation of the petroleum industry continues to expand and accelerate with a strong trend to internalisation of national companies and corporate share capital. Globalisation tends to safeguard against shortages and the dependence of the West on the Middle East. Although geopolitical factors are important, it is economic considerations that are decisive. Technological innovation is the key to boosting competitiveness and offsetting the depletion of reserves. Worldwide, energy interdependence is growing but environmental factors cannot be overlooked. The behaviour of cartels with respect to pricing is explained

  2. La nutricion durante el embarazo

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    Pérez Chanivet, Gwendolin; Aragón Flores, Jose Andrés; Cabeza Garcia, María Luisa

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: durante los primeros meses de embarazo, es cuando se forma los órganos vitales por lo que es muy importante , una buena dieta materna. Existe un estudio que pone de manifiesto la relación de la aparición de alergias en el recién nacido y el estado nutricional materno. Objetivo: evaluar el estado nutricional durante...

  3. MÉXICO: ENTRE LA VIOLENCIA Y LA CONSOLIDACIÓN DEL SISTEMA DE PARTIDOS Mexico: Between Violence and the Consolidation of the Party System

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    ESPERANZA PALMA

    2010-01-01

    El año 2009 fue de particular relevancia para México. Los eventos más destacables fueron la agudización de la llamada narcoviolencia, generada por la lucha entre carteles de drogas en torno al control de territorios y entre éstos y el gobierno, la crisis económica y la realización de elecciones locales y de elecciones intermedias para renovar a los 500 diputados federales que conforman la Cámara. A la vez que se ha escalado la violencia en algunos estados del país, el sistema de partidos se h...

  4. El origen de la vida en la Tierra...¿o fuera de ella?

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2015-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015.Ponente:Dr. Carlos Briones. Científico Titular del CSIC en el Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), donde dirige el grupo de Evolución Molecular y Mundo RNA.Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  5. Interés astrobiológico de la extremofilia

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen

    2016-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015. Ponente: Dr. Ricardo Amils, Investigador del Centro de Astobiología (CAB-INTA), Prof. Microbiología Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Divulgadores del Misterio.

  6. Competition And Antitrust Law In Ecuadorian Constitution

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    Marcelo Marín Sevilla

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This work allows us to establish the Economic Constitution and the Competition Law (C.L in the Constitution. Additionally, the paper analyzes whether the rules outlined in the C. L. and in doctrine are consistent and appropriate with the Constitution of Ecuador. The Competition and Antitrust Laws has rules for investigating and punishing the cartels, the abuses of power market (dominant position, the rules for merger control, the behaviors of Abuse of economic dependence, and unfair competition behaviors. Always the Antitrust Authority will analyze these behaviors in terms of welfare of both: the consumer and the market.

  7. Application of Core Theory to the Airline Industry

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    Raghavan, Sunder

    2003-01-01

    Competition in the airline industry has been fierce since the industry was deregulated in 1978. The proponents of deregulation believed that more competition would improve efficiency and reduce prices and bring overall benefits to the consumer. In this paper, a case is made based on core theory that under certain demand and cost conditions more competition can actually lead to harmful consequences for industries like the airline industry or cause an empty core problem. Practices like monopolies, cartels, price discrimination, which is considered inefficient allocation of resources in many other industries, can actually be beneficial in the case of the airline industry in bringing about an efficient equilibrium.

  8. Colágeno asimilable. Fuente de prevención de enfermedades osteoarticuladas

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    Parra Parra, Yolanda; Quesada Martínez, María Inmaculada; Pérez Collado, Elisa María

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: El colágeno es la proteína más abundante de nuestro cuerpo humano y uno de sus componentes esencial de articulaciones, cartílago, ligamento, tendones, huesos, piel. Su especial estructura lo hacen único, presenta una estructura fibrosa, que aporta gran resistencia y flexibilidad a los tejidos de los que forma parte. Cu...

  9. José Rosa y La guaracha del Macho Camacho de Luis Rafael Sánchez: texto, iconotexto y palimpsesto

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    Rita De Maeseneer; Carmen A. Pont

    2014-01-01

    La edición de Cátedra de La guaracha del Macho Camacho (2000) de Luis R. Sánchez lleva en su portada una reproducción incompleta de un llamativo cartel del artista puertorriqueño José Rosa. Esta obra, un iconotexto que estudiamos y reproducimos íntegramente, incorpora una rica serie de citas –falsas y verdaderas– de La guaracha. Proponemos un recorrido interpretativo de la configuración visual y textual de esta imagen, creada con otro fin que el de servir de pórtico a la novela. Con ella Rosa...

  10. The oil price outlook in 1993 and beyond

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    Himona, I.

    1993-01-01

    The current reality appears to be that with spare capacity at a minimum, oil prices are truly market determined. OPEC's actual and perceived influence is much reduced, and in the absence of the cartel, in view of weak demand and fears about potential Iraqi return, the market's tendency is to push prices down. On the basis of ''good, old fashioned extrapolation'', if the current spare capacity of 5 percent is enough to depress prices, then the forecast excess capacity of 19 per cent by 1996 will certainly achieve as much - if not more. (author)

  11. Técnicas de relajación en comunicación enfermera

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    García García, Mª Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: las técnicas de relajación son procedimientos cuyo objetivo principal es enseñar a la persona a controlar su propio nivel de activación a través de ejercicios basados en la modificación directa de las condiciones fisiológicas sin ayuda de recursos externos. Las técnicas de relajación tienden a aumentar la actividad paras...

  12. Congreso Mexicano de Recursos Forestales 2017

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    González Tagle, Marco Aurelio; Alanís Rodríguez, Eduardo

    2017-01-01

    El Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Recursos Forestales es un foro de comunicación dirigido a estudiantes, profesores, investigadores y gestores de los recursos naturales. El objetivo del congreso es promover y compartir los avances, soluciones y problemáticas de las diferentes disciplinas a través de conferencias magistrales, ponencias orales y carteles. Además, el congreso busca fortalecer la participación e interacción activa de estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado con investigadores y pr...

  13. Red viaria y red urbana en la Lusitania imperial

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    Mantas, Vasco Gil

    2015-01-01

    Hace algunos años, en el transcurso de un viaje a Oxford, nos encontramos un enorme cartel a la salida de Londres, junto a una vasta zona residencial condenada a la demolición, donde se leía solo lo siguiente: Los romanos, antes que cualquier otra cosa, construían una calzada. Esta simple frase, motivada por el proyecto de una autopista que exigió la destrucción de un barrio periférico, de alguna manera así justificada, no solo evoca de forma pragmática los aspectos esenciales de ...

  14. La musicoterapia en neonatos como herramienta terapeútica

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    Montiel López, Mónica; Montiel López, Francisco Javier; Mata Castilla, Beatriz de la; Bataller Monzó, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: La musicoterapia es el uso de la música o elementos musicales con el fin de brindar soporte emocional e indirectamente un efecto relajante divergiendo la atención al dolor y al estrés. La musicoterapia es útil en el tratamiento del dolor del recién nacido, donde son manipulados frecuentemente y sometidos a procedimientos...

  15. La empatía como elemento clave en la comunicación enfermera-paciente

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    García García, Mª Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: la empatía es la capacidad de sintonizar con las emociones y sentimientos del otro; la capacidad de ponerse en su lugar y saber lo que siente. Es una variable fundamental en el estudio de la conducta humana, y su análisis resulta de enorme interés tanto en el ámbito de la psicopatología como en el estudio de la con...

  16. El papel del celador en el hospital

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    Pérez Alcocer, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: el celador es una pieza fundamental , cuando se realiza tanto un ingreso como un alta , ya que es el encargado de llevar el paciente hasta su destino e informarle de las normas del centro hospitalario. Objetivo: dar a conocer las funciones del celador. Metodología: realizamos una búsqueda bibliográfica en Pubmed y...

  17. Los beneficios de la comunicación asertiva en la práctica profesional enfermera

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    García García, Mª Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: distinguimos, tres estilos de comunicación que son el estilo pasivo, son personas que están como ausentes, que no son claras, que dudan cuando hablan o que no te miran a la cara, el estilo agresivo, en el que la persona se comunica gritando y de mala manera y, por último, el estilo asertivo, que lo consideramos como el e...

  18. Frenando la extinción: utilidad del ADN en especies en peligro

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2016-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015.Ponente:Dr. Jose Luis Hórreo.Investigador posdoctoral, en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC). Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  19. Promoción de la salud. Inversión para el futuro

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    Carvajal Martín, María José; Vidal Salcedo, Ana; Carmena Hernández, Ana Isabel

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: en 2002, con la finalización del traspaso de competencias sanitarias a las comunidades autónomas, la promoción de la salud había quedado casi en el olvido, después, hasta 2012, sólo se detecta un descenso del consumo habitual de alcohol y aumento del consumo de psicofármacos. A pesar de ello, los expertos consideran que...

  20. Comunicación del personal sanitario ante la gestante victima de violencia de género

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    Pérez Espinosa, Ana Belén; Fajardo Hervás, Beatriz

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: la violencia de género sigue siendo un problema importante a nivel mundial. Se define como "todo acto de violencia basado en la pertenencia al sexo femenino que tenga o pueda tener como resultado un daño o sufrimiento físico, sexual o psicológico para la mujer, así como las amenazas de tales actos, la coacción o la priva...

  1. In the Line of Fire: The Construction of Masculinity among Tamaulipan Youth Linked to Drugs Trafficking

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    Rosío Córdova Plaza

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to examine the conditions in which masculinity is constructed among the young men known as «falcons» engaged in surveillance and security for drug cartels. It analyses the ethnographic experience collected in two scenarios: Ciudad de Mante in the state of Tamaulipas and the Coatzacoalcos prison in Veracruz. We show methods of recruitment and operations, the roles these young men play and what their work means for their gender identities. We also reflect on ethnography in contexts of violence and suggest tools like cyberethnography and websites specializing in the issue with discussion forums, as a direct source of information for individuals outside the law.

  2. Chinese Organized Crime in Latin America

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    2011-12-01

    cartels and Chinese organized crime in the importation of contra- band goods, including in the port of Veracruz , previously controlled by Los Zetas...as well as various Pacific coast ports. at the time this study was written, most of the retail sales of CHInESE orGAnIzED CrIME In lAtIn AMErICA...mines in the region and its sale to China.57 Chinese criminal groups are similarly reported to be engaged in illegal min- ing in the remote province

  3. Electricity supply contracts in the light of the opening of the electricity market

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    Balthasar, M.

    2007-01-01

    This article takes a look at the limits placed on electricity supply contracts by cartel legislation in Switzerland. The realisation of the staggered liberalisation of the Swiss electricity market and the necessary prevention of discrimination and market distortion are discussed. The findings of a dissertation on the subject are reviewed. The historical background of the opening of the Swiss market is presented and comparisons with the situation in Europe are made. The influence of the new legislation on long and short-term supply contracts is examined

  4. Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TICs) en Ciencias de la Salud

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    Guedes Arbelo, Chaxiraxi; Martos López, Isabel María; Sánchez Guisado, María del Mar

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentaoa en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TICs) se pueden definir como el conjunto de recursos, procedimientos y técnicas cuya finalidad es el procesamiento, almacenamiento y trasmisión de la información. La incorporación de las TICs en Ciencias de la Salud han supuesto un avance en la organización y gestión d...

  5. Mexico’s ’Narco-Refugees’: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security

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    2011-10-01

    produced mass movements of people across borders in other cases—whether it be Colombia and Peru from the 1980s through the 1990s or Burma in the 1990s...Hillary Clinton described Mexico as an “insurgency” that is “looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago.”19 Phil Wil- liams and I borrow...begin to move. In Ciudad Mier, medical services were affected by cartel violence. Pharmacies were closing, and the pharmaceutical reserves in town

  6. La influencia del marketing y la publicidad en la alimentación infantil: Los niños como objetivo

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    Polo Esteban, Henar

    2016-01-01

    El marketing y la publicidad se iniciaron en España a finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX mediante los carteles, pero el marketing y la publicidad alimentaria con target infantil se han desarrollado a partir de las últimas décadas del siglo XX. El estudio de las características psicológicas y mentales de los niños, por parte de los publicistas de las empresas agroalimentarias, ha llevado a la segmentación del mercado siguiendo un criterio demográfico, ya que se ha puesto de manifiest...

  7. Counterinsurgency and the Mexican Drug War

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    2010-04-26

    Nuevo Laredo. The Sinaloa cartel’s attempt to seize control of the plaza from their Gulf rivals led to a 300% increase in the number of murders over the...enforcement officials take unsanctioned measures for profit or more devious and deadly reasons. U.S. led population control measures will also aid in...in, a new war on Mexico‟s drug cartels, 22 Jan 2007 9 Andrea Merlos and Maria de la Luz Gonzalez, El Universal, Federal Government begins Operation

  8. La politica economica del fascismo. La crisi del ‘29.(Economic policy under the fascist regime: the crisis of 1929

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    Paolo Sylos Labini

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Text of a speech held at the University of Rome in 1965. The author discusses the economic policy of Fascism, claiming that several of its characteristic features, e.g. the policy of industrial and financial bailouts, the policy of industry cartels and firms’ groups, and protectionism, were part of an international trend. In these areas international similitudes probably outweigh differences. What was peculiar of Fascism was the approach towards trade unions and the peculiarly corporatist policy.    

  9. Problems Faced by Mexican Asylum Seekers in the United States

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    J. Anna Cabot

    2014-01-01

    Violence in Mexico rose sharply in response to President Felipe Calderón’s military campaign against drug cartels which began in late 2006. As a consequence, the number of Mexicans who have sought asylum in the United States has grown significantly. In 2013, Mexicans made up the second largest group of defensive asylum seekers (those in removal proceedings) in the United States, behind only China (EOIR 2014b). Yet between 2008 and 2013, the grant rate for Mexican asylum seekers in immigration...

  10. Eficacia del masaje perineal realizado durante el embarazo

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    Martín Ortigosa, María Esther

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: El momento del parto es clave para la mujer y a la vez una fuente de temores. La mayoría quiere dar a luz sin desgarros perineales, sin episiotomías y suturas que causan dolor y malestar posterior. El trauma perineal después del parto vaginal se asocia con una significativa morbilidad a corto y largo plazo, relacionándos...

  11. Importancia de la comunicación de una paciente en UCI: plan de cuidados estandarizado

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    Albín Carreras, Esther; García Medina, Verónica; Checa Punzano, Irene; Romero García, Rafael

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: paciente de 44 años de edad que ingresa en UCI tras una intervención quirúrgica la cual se complicó sufriendo un shock hemorrágico precisando politransfusión y clampaje de la vena cava. Objetivos: establecer un plan de cuidados para mejorar la comunicación, privada en este momento por la intubación o...

  12. American Security and the International Energy Situation. Volume 1. Introduction and Summary

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    1975-04-15

    diplomatic isolation of Israel and its sole ally, the U.S. Thij nightmare scenario might help to explain Business Week interview, o£. clt . HI-2239...NATO cohesion and the U I .jM US.- Japanese Mutual Securif« T "••t.In to be negative. ’ "^ ’^ —-S seCond factor ^^ ^ conservation. By now My...about substantial price reductions by breaking the cartel. It Is no wonder that some (many?) Europeans and Japanese still believe that Secretary

  13. Net-Warlords: An Information Analysis of the Caballeros Templarios in Mexico

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    2014-12-01

    border crossing points) while guaranteeing its own security through the corruption of political leaders. According to Proceso Magazine, Chapo Guzman’s...Indoctrination Manual ,” InSight Crime, December 2013, http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/5023-revelations-of-mexicos-knights- templar...indoctrination- manual ?highlight=WyJpbmRvY3RyaW5hdGlvbiJd 209 Grayson, The Cartels, 215. 210 Grillo, El Narco, 199. 211 Ibid., 200. 212 “Los Templarios desafían

  14. Niños no colaboradores en la consulta de odontología de atención primaria. ¿Cómo afrontar su abordaje?

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    Perandrés Yuste, Sergio Antonio; Costela Serrano, Carmen; Murcia Gallardo, Gloria Rosa

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: El tratamiento dental en niños supone uno de los mayores desafíos a los que se enfrenta el odontólogo de atención primaria. El PADI (Plan de Atención Dental Infantil) cubre tratamientos en dientes permanentes en niños de entre 6 y 15 años. La complejidad de algunos de estos tratamientos requiere una absoluta cooperación ...

  15. Es hora de un cambio. Entrevista motivacional

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    Fernández Morales, María Irene; Manzano Felipe, María de los Ángeles; Pérez García, Carmen

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introduccion: la entrevista motivacional fue ideada por William Miller y Steve Rollnich en 1991, con la intención de trabajar la motivación, centrándose en el paciente, ayudándolo a resolver contradicciones sobre conductas o hábitos insanos y a desarrollar habilidades propias. Se trata de una “estrategia” de asistencia directa centrad...

  16. Programa de fisioterapia y ergonomía para la prevención de lesiones por el uso de nuevas tecnologías informáticas y de comunicación

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    Sierra Vinuesa, Rocío; Cortés Fernández, Eva

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: las nuevas tecnologías informáticas y de comunicación han invadido nuestras vidas: móviles, internet, tabletas, ordenadores, libros electrónicos…tanto en nuestra vida profesional como personal; esto puede derivar en lesiones si no se usan en las posturas adecuadas o si se abusa de las mismas. Tipos de lesiones: Postura...

  17. Too Big to Control?

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    Wigger, Angela; Buch-Hansen, Hubert

    no formal role in the overall course of the enforcement of EU competition rules. Paradoxically, whereas cartels that reduce competition in specifically agreed areas are fiercely prosecuted, mergers and acquisitions that permanently eliminate all competition are stimulated. The Commission has legitimized its......Some of the world’s most powerful global agro-chemical companies are gearing up to join forces, which will grant them even greater control over essential food markets. Although the European Commission is tasked with the role of ‘competition watchdog’, its track record for the enforcement of merger...

  18. Tecnologías para la evaluación visual de conductores de vehículos

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    Issolio, Luis Alberto

    2016-01-01

    El sistema visual es una herramienta fundamental con que contamos para adquirir información sobre el medio en que nos desenvolvemos. Nuestras capacidades visuales nos permiten desarrollar muchas actividades de nuestra vida cotidiana, siendo la conducción vehicular de las que mayor exigencia requiere al sistema visual. Detectamos objetos en nuestro campo visual, leemos carteles y señales, verificamos la diversa información que nos da el tablero del vehículo, entre otras tareas que suelen ser c...

  19. Notas para entender a realidade mexicana

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    Víctor Manuel Durand Ponte

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A combinação de decisões equivocadas de política econômica, fragilidade do Estado de direito e rigidez conservadora do sistema político conduziram o México ao presente estado de crise social aguda. A violência brutal desencadeada pelo crime organizado trouxe à luz essas profundas deficiências.Bad economic policy decisions, weak rule of law and the conservative rigidity of Mexico's political system have led the country to its present state of deep social crisis. The brutal violence of the drug cartels has made explicit the failures of the Mexican state.

  20. A Marte a través del cine. Ficción y realidad

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    Fernández-Alonso, M. Carmen; Platón, María

    2016-01-01

    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015. Ponente:Dr. Jesús Martínez Frías-Instituto de Geociencias IGEO (CSIC-UCM).Grabación y edición de los vídeos: DC SciComm

  1. Protección de la salud: prevención en el inicio del consumo de tabaco en adolescentes

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    Roldán Roldán, Raquel; González Castillo, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid En la adolescencia no valoran el riesgo que supone fumar, ya que los peligros se producen a largo plazo y lo creen como algo impalpable, frente a ello tenemos, lo que podríamos denominar, las “ventajas de fumar”, asociando el consumo a ser aceptado en un grupo, inicio de conversación, identidad,…, puede ser una acción de socialización...

  2. OPEC: 10 years later

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    1983-09-01

    This paper summarizes the trends and developments in the OPEC cartel since the Arab oil boycott. It discusses the economic developments among OPEC countries and the impacts on the US economy caused price increases. It discusses the adjustments the US and other world markets are making to cut the amounts of oil consumption. The paper also goes on to discuss the effects of a possible Persian Gulf cut-off of oil to the US and US allies. The effects of falling oil prices on Arab oil producers as compared to benefits are compared.

  3. OPEC: 10 years after the Arab oil boycott

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    Cooper, M.H.

    1983-09-23

    OPEC's dominance over world oil markets is waning 10 years after precipitating world-wide energy and economic crises. The 1979 revolution in Iran and the start of the Iranian-Iraqi war in 1980 introduced a second shock that caused oil importers to seek non-OPEC supplies and emphasize conservation. No breakup of the cartel is anticipated, however, despite internal disagreements over production and price levels. Forecasters see OPEC as the major price setter as an improved economy increases world demand for oil. Long-term forecasts are even more optimistic. 24 references, 2 figures, 2 tables. (DCK)

  4. The Political Economy of World Heavyweight Boxing during the Great Depression

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    Vlad ROŞCA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the paper is to show how boxing managed to remain an affordable and consumable good for the USAmerican citizens in the times of the Great Depression of 1929-1933, when industrial production was closing. Moreover, while other economic activities faced problems, boxing continued to produce money. The research analyzes the economic market of professional heavyweight boxing, presenting some of the tools that helped promoters produce and sell the fight shows to the consumers – like price discrimination and cartel agreements, for example, and, thus, helped generating incomes and assured money circulation in the economy.

  5. The argument for robust competition supervision in developing and transition countries

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    Frank Emmert

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses first the differences between market economic models, socialist or planned economies, and economies controlled by monopolies or cartels, to make the case for competition supervision. Subsequently it argues for a broad approach to competition super-vision - beyond a narrow view of antitrust law. The second part of the paper discusses monopoly or dominant position and the criteria to measure them. It reviews the reasons for merger control as a preventive step against monopoly or dominant position. Finally it discusses the issues related to collusion in the form of cartels and how to detect them. The third part of the paper focuses on the best ways for developing and transition countries to introduce or reinforce comprehensive competition supervision: Functioning institutions and how they have to be empowered and structured; priorities to be set; how competition oversight has to be embedded in the legal system, including court review; and why effective enforcement is so important and how it can be promoted. In an annex** there are links to some 75 countries which have newly introduced competition laws in the past 25 years and their legislative materials. Finally, there are links to another 30 countries which have substantially revised their legislative bases in the same time frame.

  6. Institutional arrangements for the reduction of proliferation risks formulation, evaluation, and implementation of institutional concepts. Appendices

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    1979-12-01

    The purpose of this supporting analysis is to provide a foundation for developing a model, an international or multinational institution capable of accomodating the back end of the fuel cycle, while meeting US nonproliferation goals. The analysis is based on a review of selected, defunct and extant institutions which, although not necessarily concerned with nonproliferation, have faced a trade-off between acceptability and effectiveness in meeting their objectives. Discussion of the various institutions is divided into three categories: international organizations, multinational consortia, and cartels or producer associations. Examples of international organizations include the International Seabed Authority, Intelsat, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The International Seabed Authority is discussed. Multinational consortia are organizations that have been developed primarily to meet common commercial objectives. Membership includes at least three member nations. Examples include the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), URENCO, Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurochemic, Eurodif, Euratom, European Coal and Steel Community, and Serena. Cartels or producer associations are multinational agreements that restrict market forces; viz, production, market share, customers or prices. Examples include the Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries (CIPEC), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Fifth International Tin Agreement (ITA), as well as agreements governing diamonds and uranium, bauxite and coffee. OPEC, CIPEC and ITA are discussed.

  7. Abuse of dominant position in Albania based in jurisprudence

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    Endri Papajorgji

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Competition law and cartel is the basis of a modern economy. While in the US, competition law exists and is terminologically known and is part of legislation since 1890 (Sherman Law, in Europe, it has become part of the founding treaties of the EU since 1957 by the Treaty of Rome. However, at that time, “culture of competition” would be born in the member states of the EU, which traditionally favour cartel agreements, state aid and the promotion of national products. Some EU member states have included competition law in their national legislation in the early 90-s. Rules were set for the first time on competition in the coal and steel market under Articles 65 and 66 of the Treaty of Rome, constituted a new terminology for member states. Albania has worked during these 24 years of democracy, to apply the basic principles of market economy and along with it the Lisbon Treaty, Regulations and EU Directives in the frame of competition. Main purpose of this manuscript is to give an overview of the abuse of dominant position in the frame of the most important court decision of this legal institution in Albania.

  8. Getting out of the game: desistance from drug trafficking.

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    Campbell, Howard; Hansen, Tobin

    2012-11-01

    This ethnographic study was conducted along the U.S.-Mexico border, the centre of the western hemispheric illicit drugs trade. It examines factors that encouraged or discouraged drug traffickers to "get out of the game" (a common slang reference to leaving the drug business). In-depth, life history interviews were conducted of thirty ex-traffickers in the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez area. Participants discussed their experiences exiting drug trafficking and their retrospective, often conflicted, feelings about the trade. Although leaving drug trafficking is a complex and multi-faceted process, the principle factors for study participants were (1) punishment (by authorities or other traffickers), (2) self-image and identity, (3) social ties, (4) life course changes and (5) drug use/abuse. Traffickers often want to quit, but their divided self-identities make it difficult to relinquish the power and exhilaration they derive from the illicit drugs business. Harm reduction policies are needed that address the embeddedness of trafficker identities in dense webs of family, community, street gangs and transnational cartels, and the larger society, as well as the seductive appeal of Hollywood and pro-cartel narco-media. Traffickers need pathways that allow them to exit the illicit drugs business without surrendering their identity. Prison sentences are not enough to encourage traffickers to stop-also needed are culturally sensitive policies that help traffickers get out of the game and stay out. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. An Examination of Criminalization of Russia’s Anti-Bid Rigging Policy

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    Natalya Mosunova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper investigates enforcement of criminal sanctions in anti-bid rigging policy in Russia. Although cartels were criminalized in 1997, parties of numerous anticompetitive agreements on tenders are punished by corporate or individual fines, or disqualified. Statistics on sentences for bid rigging are highly controversial although legislative conditions for efficient criminalization are presented not only by criminal norms but also by leniency programmes in administrative and criminal proceedings which were designed to contribute to anticartel enforcement.The aim of this research is to determine factors that have caused the very rare use of criminal sanctions for cartel enforcement with the focus on bid rigging. For the purpose of the research, the paper outlines the regulation of tendering in Russia and the system of sanctions for bid rigging, including leniency. Case analysis of the first custodial sentence for anticompetitive agreement on a public tender highlights specific features resulting in successful prosecution. Since this is one of the first attempts to assess criminalization of bid rigging in Russia, original empirical data including interviews with officials from federal competition authorities and regional representatives constitute the basis of the study.Findings of the research determine the influence of social norms on the enforcement as the main challenge for criminalization of bid rigging which is weighed down by the insufficient political influence of competition authorities. The paper’s findings may be of interest for assessing enforcement in other jurisdictions experiencing the same difficulties.

  10. The outlook for US oil dependence

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    Greene, D.L.; Jones, D.W.; Leiby, P.N.

    1998-01-01

    Oil dependence is defined as a dynamic problem of short- and long-run market power. The potential monopoly power of an oil cartel depends on its market share and the elasticities of oil supply and demand, while the economic vulnerability of oil-consuming states depends most directly on the quantity of oil imported and the oil cost share of gross domestic product (GDP). Of these factors, only the market share of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and the rate of growth of world oil demand are clearly different than they were 25 years ago. OPEC still holds the majority of world oil and, in the future, will regain market share. A hypothetical 2-year supply reduction in 2005-2006, similar in size to those of 1973-1974 or 1979-1980, illustrates the potential benefits to OPEC and harm to the US economy of a future oil price shock. OPEC's revenues are estimated to increase by roughly $0.7 trillion, while the US economy loses about $0.5 trillion. Strategic petroleum reserves seem ineffective against a determined, multi-year supply curtailment. Increasing the market's price responsiveness by improving the technologies of oil supply and oil demand can greatly reduce the costs of oil dependence. Each element of this interpretation of the oil dependence problem is well supported by previous studies. This paper's contribution is to unite these elements into a coherent explanation and to point out the enormously important implications for energy policy. (Author)

  11. Institutional arrangements for the reduction of proliferation risks formulation, evaluation, and implementation of institutional concepts. Appendices

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    1979-12-01

    The purpose of this supporting analysis is to provide a foundation for developing a model, an international or multinational institution capable of accomodating the back end of the fuel cycle, while meeting US nonproliferation goals. The analysis is based on a review of selected, defunct and extant institutions which, although not necessarily concerned with nonproliferation, have faced a trade-off between acceptability and effectiveness in meeting their objectives. Discussion of the various institutions is divided into three categories: international organizations, multinational consortia, and cartels or producer associations. Examples of international organizations include the International Seabed Authority, Intelsat, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The International Seabed Authority is discussed. Multinational consortia are organizations that have been developed primarily to meet common commercial objectives. Membership includes at least three member nations. Examples include the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), URENCO, Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurochemic, Eurodif, Euratom, European Coal and Steel Community, and Serena. Cartels or producer associations are multinational agreements that restrict market forces; viz, production, market share, customers or prices. Examples include the Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries (CIPEC), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Fifth International Tin Agreement (ITA), as well as agreements governing diamonds and uranium, bauxite and coffee. OPEC, CIPEC and ITA are discussed

  12. Outlook for mineral raw materials

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    Meyerhoff, H.A.

    1979-04-01

    No better summary of the outlook for the mineral raw materials industry during the next two decades can be offered than the oft-repeated aphorism, The more things change, the more they remain the same. Each mineral commodity will pursue its own individual course, but overall, the growth and increasing sophistication of the world population will double consumption and narrow such gaps as exist between supply and demand. Sources of supply will be found over a widening geographic range and will cross an increasing number of political boundaries. Although the need for an international mineral policy is obvious, confrontation between the industrial nations of the West and the anti-colonialism and nationalism of Third World countries offers little hope of anything better than ad hoc solutions in the form of bilateral agreements or cartelization of specific commodities involving several producing nations with common interests. Japan has shown the efficacy of bilateral agreements; the International Tin Council and OPEC are examples of cartelization. Although its mineral resources make the USSR all but self-sufficient, analysis of its military and maritime programmes indicates that one of its aims is to fill the vacuum created by the lack of an international mineral policy. It is following closely a modernized formula for world domination set forth by Sir Halford Mackinder in 1904. Success would enable it to impose a mineral policy on the rest of the world, which will be well advised to ponder this possibility.

  13. OPEC: Market failure or power failure?

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    Cairns, Robert D.; Calfucura, Enrique

    2012-01-01

    The actions of OPEC and Saudi Arabia are discussed in terms of their objectives and their technical and social constraints. It is concluded (1) that OPEC does not act as a cartel and (2) that Hotelling’s rule is not an important feature of pricing or production. OPEC’s (more specifically, Saudi Arabia’s) ideal policy is to keep price moderate to try to assure a market for their high reserves over the long run. Such an action would require heavy investments in capacity, including in excess capacity, for times of interruption of supply from other countries as in the 1990s and for times of high demand as in the 2000s. The action may be inconsistent with other objectives and in any case may be too difficult to achieve. - Highlights: ► Hotelling models abstract from the essence of oil technology. ► Members of OPEC do not act as members of a classical cartel. ► Political–economic considerations influence objectives. ► The aim of Saudi Arabia, the price leader, is to keep price moderate. ► Supply was inelastic in the 2000s. Saudi investment was not adequate.

  14. The social costs to the US of monopolization of the world oil market, 1972--1991

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    Greene, D.L.; Leiby, P.N.

    1993-03-01

    The partial monopolization of the world oil market by the OPEC cartel has produced significant economic costs to the economies of the world. This paper reports estimates of the costs of monopolization of oil to the US over the period 1972--1991. Two fundamental assumptions of the analysis are, (1) that OPEC has acted as a monopoly, albeit with limited control, knowledge, and ability to act and, (2) that the US and other consuming nations could, through collective (social) action affect the cartel's ability to act as a monopoly. We measure total costs by comparing actual costs for the 1972--1991 period to a hypothetical more competitive'' world oil market scenario. By measuring past costs we avoid the enormous uncertainties about the future course of the world oil market and leave to the reader's judgment the issue of how much the future will be like the past. We note that total cost numbers cannot be used to determine the value of reducing US oil use by one barrel. They are useful for describing the overall size of the petroleum problem and are one important factor in deciding how much effort should be devoted to solving it. Monopoly pricing of oil transfers wealth from US oil consumers to foreign oil producers and, by increasing theeconomic scarcity of oil, reduces the economy's potential to produce. The actions of the OPEC cartel have also produced oil price shocks, both upward and downward, that generate additional costs because of the economy's inherent inability to adjust quickly to a large change in energy prices. Estimated total costs to the United States from these three sources for the 1972--1991 period are put at $4.1 trillion in 1990$($1.2 T wealth transfer, $0.8 T macroeconomic adjustment costs, $2.1 T potential GNP losses). The cost of the US's primary oil supply contingency program is small ($10 B) by comparison.

  15. KEBIJAKAN MODAL MINIMUM, KEBIJAKAN KEPEMILIKAN TUNGGAL DAN PENYALAHGUNAAN POSISI DOMINAN DALAM PERSAINGAN USAHA INDUSTRI PERBANKAN

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with three issues. First, , this paper describes the policy of minimum capital and the single presence policy and its consequences on market structure.  Secondly,  abuse  of dominant position,  and the third about the steps to prevent it in order to create healthy competition in the banking industry.  The minimum core capital policy and the single presence policy is suspected to have contributed to the formation of the concentration of the banking structure or oligopoly market structure.  This could potentially lead to a dominant position. Abuse of dominant position in the oligopoly market structure could cartel prices or interest rates. The cartel is  very detrimental to consumers because consumers bear the cost of higher interest than when there  is no cartel.Therefore the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition must act decisively and prevention efforts. The Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition  should actively perform preventive action by advising policy revision of minimum capital, single presence policy, the revision of the legal lending limit, the setting of public funds related and unrelated, it is necessary to prohibit the cross-crediting a cross between a bank, and cooperate with the Deposit Insurance Institution or LPS to create a healthy business competition in the banking industry.

  16. Middle East gas: utilization, development and policies

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    Mabro, R.

    1997-01-01

    The relationships between gas and liquid hydrocarbon fuels are interesting.Gas can be and being used to boost oil production and recovery factors in oil fields. This is proper use of gas. Gas displaces oil as a fuel in energy markets but yields a low net back. If all gas and oil producers formed a single cartel they will produce oil first and delay gas. But they are not. As a result the drive for gas harms oil and there is therefore an opportunity cost which gas producers who, in many instances, are also oil exporters, should consider. The economics of gas often depend on the condensates. In some instance gas is the economics by-product of condensates and not the other way round. Thus more gas means also more oil supplies in international markets

  17. Crude prices - is OPEC relevant?

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    Verleger, P.K. Jr.

    1994-01-01

    Oil-exporting nations are in deep trouble. A global recession is suppressing consumption growth and frustrating exporter attempts to boost prices. Future prospects for oil exporters appear even bleaker. New production from several satellites of the former Soviet Union (FSU) will reach the market within a few years, limiting the increase in OPEC scales, and the FSU's incremental output will be augmented by much larger exports from Iraq. An oil price surge resulting from turmoil in Nigeria will, ironically, only serve to emphasize OPEC's loss of influence. When a cartel-like organization breaks down, the result is usually lower and more volatile prices, and so political or physical production disruptions have a greater impact on volumes supplied. In the future, these disruptions will occur more often because of the worsening financial situation in exporting countries. (author)

  18. Modelling long-term oil price and extraction with a Hubbert approach: The LOPEX model

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    Rehrl, Tobias; Friedrich, Rainer

    2006-01-01

    The LOPEX (Long-term Oil Price and EXtraction) model generates long-term scenarios about future world oil supply and corresponding price paths up to the year 2100. In order to determine oil production in non-OPEC countries, the model uses Hubbert curves. Hubbert curves reflect the logistic nature of the discovery process and the associated constraint on temporal availability of oil. Extraction paths and world oil price path are both derived endogenously from OPEC's intertemporally optimal cartel behaviour. Thereby OPEC is faced with both the price-dependent production of the non-OPEC competitive fringe and the price-dependent world oil demand. World oil demand is modelled with a constant price elasticity function and refers to a scenario from ACROPOLIS-POLES. LOPEX results indicate a significant higher oil price from around 2020 onwards compared to the reference scenario, and a stagnating market share of maximal 50% to be optimal for OPEC

  19. Modeling OPEC behavior: theories of risk aversion for oil producer decisions

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    Reynolds, D.B.

    1999-01-01

    Theories of OPEC such as price leadership, cartel, or game theoretic models suggest an incentive for OPEC members to expand their production capacity well above current levels in order to maximize revenues. Yet individual OPEC members consistently explore for and develop oil fields at a level well below their potential. The cause of low oil exploration and development efforts among OPEC members, and even some non-OPEC members, may have to do with risk aversion. This paper describes an alternative theory for OPEC behavior based on risk aversion using a two piece non-Neumann-Morgenstern utility function similar to Fishburn and Koehenberger (1979, Decision Science 10, 503-518), and Friedman and Savage (1948, Journal of political Economy 56). The model shows possible low oil production behavior. (author)

  20. Triulzi, Alessandro & Ercolessi, M. Cristina (eds.). — State, Power, and New Political Actors in Postcolonial Africa. Milano, Feltrinelli (« Annali della Fondazione Giangiacomo »), 2004, 284 p.

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    Roy, Alexis

    2005-01-01

    Cet ouvrage, riche de quatorze articles, tente de réconcilier les différentes approches de l’étude du politique en Afrique, historiquement écartelées entre celles qui privilégient l’étude de l’État et celles qui prônent l’approche « par le bas ». A. Triulzi et C. Ercolessi préfèrent encourager l’étude des relations entre l’État et la société en Afrique. À la suite des nombreux changements politiques qui ont traversé le continent durant les années 1990 (essor de la démocratie et pluralisme pol...

  1. Organiser les solidarités. La construction du bien-être par l'interface public-privé en Europe

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    Cattacin, Sandro

    1996-01-01

    Nos sociétés complexes sont caractérisées par le fait organisationnel: la mise en œueve des activités humaines tend à être le fait d’une multitude d’organisations de type différent, et ceci dans toutes les sphères de la société. C’est pourquoi Charles Perrow (1986 et 1989) parle de “société des organisations” (organizational society). Parmi celles-ci, on compte l’État et ses institutions, mais aussi toutes les entreprises et structures dont le marché s’est doté (cartels, groupes d’intérêt, co...

  2. Solar thermal technology development: Estimated market size and energy cost savings. Volume 1: Executive summary

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    Gates, W. R.

    1983-02-01

    Estimated future energy cost savings associated with the development of cost-competitive solar thermal technologies (STT) are discussed. Analysis is restricted to STT in electric applications for 16 high-insolation/high-energy-price states. The fuel price scenarios and three 1990 STT system costs are considered, reflecting uncertainty over future fuel prices and STT cost projections. STT R&D is found to be unacceptably risky for private industry in the absence of federal support. Energy cost savings were projected to range from $0 to $10 billion (1990 values in 1981 dollars), dependng on the system cost and fuel price scenario. Normal R&D investment risks are accentuated because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel can artificially manipulate oil prices and undercut growth of alternative energy sources. Federal participation in STT R&D to help capture the potential benefits of developing cost-competitive STT was found to be in the national interest.

  3. Violência e sociedade em Festa no Covil, de Juan Pablo Villalobos

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    Andre Rezende Benatti

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem como objetivo uma leitura da violência no romance Festa no Covil, do escritor mexicano Juan Pablo Villalobos. Abordaremos dentre outras questões como a violência se torna parte da rotina do pequeno narrador do romance, Tochtli, tornando-se não mais uma surpresa ou estranheza ou repulsa, mas algo corriqueiro que o acompanha diariamente. No romance, Tochtli é o herdeiro de um cartel de narcotráfico e é criado em um meio no qual a violência está tão presente que o menino não a percebe. Para a leitura nos valeremos de conceitos de Ronaldo Lima Lins (1990 e José Ovejero (2012.

  4. What has changed in the 8th amendment of the GWB for the energy industry, water resource management and district heating industry?; Was aendert sich durch die 8. GWB-Novelle fuer die Energie-, Wasser- und Fernwaermewirtschaft?

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    Haellmigk, Christian F.; Pelka, Sascha C. [Sozietaet CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart (Germany)

    2013-01-15

    Compared with the Restriction of Competition (GWB) in its actual version, the eighth amendment of the GWB provides modifications especially in the misuse control, in the fusion control, in the cartel regulation adversity law and sanctions with respect to the factual application areas of the GWB. Under this aspect, the authors of the contribution under consideration report on the modifications of the general antitrust regulations with special impacts on the energy industry, water resources management and district heating industry. Furthermore, the authors report on a prolongation of the special misuse control in the energy industry with respect to paragraph 29 GWB as well as on the transfer of the special antitrust misuse regulations for the water resource management. Innovations in the range of legal consequences of a violation of the GWB are presented.

  5. Obligations to power supply and Antitrust Law of the European Community; Strombezugsverpflichtungen und EG-Kartellverbot

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    Lerch, Dirk

    2008-07-01

    In the European electricity supply industry, a change to competition-oriented national markets under development of a common European electricity market is observed for some years. Under this aspect, the author of the contribution under consideration reports on obligations to the current power supply and on the trust prohibition in the European Community. The contribution under consideration consists of the following three chapters: (a) Discussion of fundamental questions regarding to cartel legal evaluation of obligations to power supply; (b) Conditions of the art. 81 sect. 1 EEC and application to obligations for power supply; (c) Exemption from the obligation to power supply according to art. 1 sect. 3 EEC. In particular, the regulation of the group exemption for vertical agreements of 22nd December, 1999, is considered.

  6. Awarding legal and Union legal specifications for the routing and operation of district heating pipelines in the public street space; Vergabe- und unionsrechtliche Vorgaben fuer die Verlegung und den Betrieb von Fernwaermeleitungen im oeffentlichen Strassenraum

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    Reidt, Olaf

    2012-08-15

    The contribution under consideration deals with the question which requirements arise from the national competition and procurement law under EU law for the construction, the continued existence and operation of district heating pipes in public streets. In particular, the question will be whether the planned signing of a concession agreement or the imminent expiry of a fixed-term concession agreement are to be made known throughout the Union. Various constellations in the district heating sector will comment on whether the EU law procurement directives require the compliance with the antitrust laws. Then the requirements of the European primary law are presented for such cases in which the public procurement directives and the cartel procurement law are not relevant.

  7. Anti-trust control of power prices; Kartellrechtliche Kontrolle von Strompreisen

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    Becker, Peter [Becker Buettner Held, Marburg (Germany)

    2009-01-15

    The European Commission (Bruessel, Belgium) intensively examined the question, whether electricity tariffs in Germany are formed abusively formed. For this, the centres of the four German energy utilities were examined in the year 2006. A billions-worth penalty against E.ON AG (Duesseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany) could be avoided, because E.ON AG committed itself to the sale of the high-voltage power supply grid and to the sale of power plant capacities. In the Federal Republic of Germany, only few things are done according to the control of electricity tariffs, although the legislator has given an incentive with paragraph 29 of the Law against Restraints of Competition. The author of the contribution under consideration examines the cartel law situation regarding to the price formation at the stock exchange and discusses an increased transparency.

  8. Confinement of the antitrust control of abuse in the energy sector. At the same time comment to OLG Duesseldorf from 19th October, 2011. Reference VI-3 Kart 1/11 (V) - GAG Ahrensburg; Grenzen der kartellrechtlichen Missbrauchskontrolle im Energiebereich. Zugleich Anmerkung zu OLG Duesseldorf v. 19.10.2011. Az. VI-3 Kart 1/11 (V) - GAG Ahrensburg

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    Weyer, Hartmut [Technische Univ. Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)

    2012-10-15

    Up to the amendment of the Energy Economy Law (EnWG) 2005 the legislator permitted parallel applicability of the Energy Economy law as well as the Restriction of Competition (GWB) to energy situations. Based on the GWB, especially in procedures by competition authorities key decisions on the reliable behaviour of operators of power distribution systems and natural gas distribution systems were disposed. This approach was restricted by the amendment of the EnWG 2005 with the introduction of paragraph 111 EnWG. In compliance with this, this restriction was implemented in paragraph 130 sect. 3 GWB. From now on, paragraph 111 Sect. 1 and 2 EnWG exclude the antitrust control of abuse according to the paragraphs 19, 20 and 29 GWB. With this, the competence of the cartel authorities are excluded in favour of the regulatory legal prescriptions of the EnWG.

  9. Risk-centered calculation of network charges in the power transmission sector; Risikoorientierte Kalkulation von Netznutzungsentgelten in der Stromverteilungswirtschaft

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    Maennel, W. [Friedrich-Alexander-Univ., Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany). Betriebswirtschafliches Inst.

    2004-04-01

    Utilities insist that contrary to the opinions of the Federal Cartel Office and network users, distribution network operation is a high-risk enterprise. The contribution starts by listing typical relevant risks in power distribution and then proceeds to discussing risk factors one by one. Empirical findings generated with the Capital Asset Pricing Mode (CAPM) prove that the conservative approach for calculating the risk-based surcharges laid down in the VV II plus agreement is appropriate. (orig./CB) [German] Entgegen der Auffassung von Bundeskartellbehoerden und Netznutzern ist das stark anlagenintensive Netzgeschaeft mit bedeutsamen Unternehmerrisiken behaftet, deren Ueberwaelzung nur begrenzt moeglich ist. Ausgehend von generell bedeutsamen und typischen Unternehmerrisiken im Stromverteilungssektor beschaeftigt sich der Artikel mit den direkt auf die Eigenkapitalverzinsung einwirkenden Risikofaktoren. Mit dem Capital Asset Pricing Mode (CAPM) genierierte empirische Befunde bestaetigen die konservativen Wagniszuschlaege in der VV II plus. (orig.)

  10. Historical Review: Problematic Malaria Prophylaxis with Quinine.

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    Shanks, G Dennis

    2016-08-03

    Quinine, a bitter-tasting, short-acting alkaloid drug extracted from cinchona bark, was the first drug used widely for malaria chemoprophylaxis from the 19th century. Compliance was difficult to enforce even in organized groups such as the military, and its prophylaxis potential was often questioned. Severe adverse events such as blackwater fever occurred rarely, but its relationship to quinine remains uncertain. Quinine prophylaxis was often counterproductive from a public health viewpoint as it left large numbers of persons with suppressed infections producing gametocytes infective for mosquitoes. Quinine was supplied by the first global pharmaceutical cartel which discouraged competition resulting in a near monopoly of cinchona plantations on the island of Java which were closed to Allied use when the Japanese Imperial Army captured Indonesia in 1942. The problems with quinine as a chemoprophylactic drug illustrate the difficulties with medications used for prevention and the acute need for improved compounds. © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  11. How would the gas exporting countries forum influence gas trade?

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    Wagbara, O.N.

    2007-01-01

    The cleanest burning fossil fuel, today, is natural gas. While many businesses have gone global, it has remained an exception. An impending challenge facing the industry, however, is the evolution of a cartel from the 5-year-old Gas Exporting Countries Forum. How would this new organization influence the trade of gas globally? Does its existence imply a threat to the development of gas trade? The paper reviews this fairly new organization within the context of the above questions. It is mainly a comparative study of the body in relation to OPEC's historical, political and economic development. Subsequently, the author proposes probable influence options available to the Forum and the impending consequence of such actions on the market. The outcome of this study calls for further analysis and research on new issues and questions of interest. (author)

  12. Political and Economic Decisions and Competition – What is the Efficient Antimonopoly Policy?

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the influence of economic decisions which affect the antitrust and competition support policies. Many countries provide governmental initiatives for improving antirust legislation. There is an effort to develop efficient legislation, to define market boundaries, to identify dominating companies, and to prevent cartel development. A review of the literature has shown that refined legislation does not work. Qualified and non-politicized economic decisions are required to provide fair and equitable competition in the marketplace. The discussions of various researchers are profiled on the economic issues. This article analyzes The Republic of Georgia’s 20 year unique market experiences in Eastern Europe. Recommendations have been proposed to increase the effectiveness of an anti-monopoly policy. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

  13. Progress report 1978/79

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    This report emphasizes a few central points of interest to be found in the activities of the VIK whose tasks are primarily to promote in general the energy industry, unholding its members common interests in energy management. The following subjects are dealt with: 1. Avoidance of a power gap as a common task for industry and politics 2. Power industry legislation, legislation governing power supply contracts, cartel laws, legislation governing the protection against nuisances, and water legislation 3. Power generation and fuels and 4. Further developments in the field of steam generators and power plants, focusing especially nuclear power stations. The final part of the report is dedicated to the cooperation between members and to public relations. (UA) [de

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

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    Banks, Catherine M; Sokolowski, John A

    2009-03-01

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

  15. Politics of Uranium

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    1982-01-01

    Uranium is the most political of all the elements, the material for the production of both the large amounts of electricity and the most destructive weapons in the world. The problems that its dual potential creates are only now beginning to become evident. Author Norman Moss looks at this situation and sheds light on many of the questions that emerge. The nuclear issue always comes back to how much uranium there is, what can be done with it, and which countries have it. Starting with a concise history of uranium and explaining its technology in terms the nonspecialist can understand, The Politics of Uranium considers the political issues that technical arguments obscure. It tells the little-known story of the international uranium cartel, explains the entanglements of governments with the uranium trade, and describes the consequences of wrong decisions and blunders-especially the problems of nuclear waste. It also examines the intellectual and emotional roots of the anti-nuclear movement

  16. Carbon Democracy. Le pouvoir politique à l’ère du pétrole

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    2014-01-01

    Après le pic de production du charbon, se profile celui du pétrole même si des technologies au coût environnemental exorbitant comme la fracturation hydraulique semblent en repousser l’échéance. L’auteur, titulaire d’une chaire sur le Moyen-Orient à Columbia University, examine une thèse aux multiples tiroirs : les transformations politiques du XXe siècle seraient sous l’influence majeure de l’organisation géostratégique des flux d’énergie fossile. Ainsi, s’instruit le procès du cartel des co...

  17. Competition and the Reference Pricing Scheme for pharmaceuticals.

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    Ghislandi, Simone

    2011-12-01

    By introducing n (>1) firms with infinite cross-price elasticity (i.e. generic drugs), we explore the effects of competition on the optimal pricing strategies under a Reference Pricing Scheme (RPS). A two-stage model repeated infinite number of times is presented. When stage 1 is competitive, the equilibrium in pure strategies exists and is efficient only if the reference price (R) does not depend on the price of the branded product. When generics collude, the way R is designed is crucial for both the stability of the cartel among generics and the collusive prices in equilibrium. An optimally designed RPS must set R as a function only of the infinitely elastic side of the market and should provide the right incentives for competition. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Modeling of geographical pricing: A game analysis of siberian fuel costs

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    Sivushina, Anastasiya; Kombu, Anchy; Ryumkin, Valeriy

    2017-11-01

    In the present study, we propose a novel game-theoretic pricing model describing the interaction between producers and retailers of goods in conditions of poor transport infrastructure and sparse geographical distribution of the points of sale. The proposed model generalizes the Stackelberg leadership model for an arbitrary number of leaders and followers. We show that the model always has a Nash and Stackelberg equilibria. We also provide formulas for the equilibrium prices and volume of sales. As an example we model diesel pricing in south Siberia. Our model found no signs of a cartel. The results of this paper can be used by policymakers to inform market regulations aimed at promoting free competition and avoiding monopolies in production and retail of goods.

  19. To the punishability of manipulations of the trade at the electricity market EEX in Leipzig; Zur Strafbarkeit von Manipulationen des Handels an der Stromboerse EEX in Leipzig

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    Jahn, Matthias [Erlangen-Nuernberg Univ. (Germany). Lehrstuhl fuer Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht

    2009-01-15

    The reproaches of the manipulation of the price formation at the electricity market EEX (Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany) require supervision-legal, cartel legal and European legal attention. On 12 June 2008, the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) expressed doubts, E.ON AG (Duesseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany) possibly used its dominating market position. So far, the criminal content of the manipulation reproaches was not considered yet. Circumstances can justify the first suspicion due to criminal experience on criminal offences. This is valid not only for the facts constituting an offence of the stock exchange fraud towards the electricity market EEX for the disadvantage of the customer, but also for the current trade at the EEX in accordance with paragraph 20 of the law of securities transactions.

  20. Human networks in the European electric power industry

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    Barjot, Dominique; Kurgan-van Hentenryk, Ginette

    2004-01-01

    Behind electrical systems, we should not forget the human networks. The European case is interesting for that matter. There were major players involved, from the pioneers up to the conceivers of national and international systems. More particularly, the engineers should be considered for their technical as well as organizational performance. Attitudes must also be stressed: in Europe, electricity has constantly been developed with both nationalist and internationalist considerations, as shown by the passage from Unternehmergeschaeft to Bankgeschaeft after 1918. Neither should we forget the role played by institutions in the formation of networks: schools, holdings, cartels, and also those frontier zones formed by small countries like Belgium and Switzerland. The human networks, finally, left long term results such as: interconnection, inter-firm cooperation, technocracy, and the growing intervention of the State

  1. Aproximación a la literacidad crítica literacidad - doi: 10.5007/2175-795X.2010v28n2p353

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Exploramos aquí los conceptos de literacidad y de crítica, o de lectura y escritura de ideologías, tomando “ideología” como el posicionamiento que hace un autor en su texto sobre cualquier cuestión (política, social, deportiva, etc.. Analizamos el campo semántico de ambos conceptos, sus raíces filosóficas, pedagógicas y lingüísticas, y los vocablos usados en varios idiomas para denominarlos. Formulamos finalmente la distinción teórica entre un lector crítico y acrítico, a partir de las aportaciones del Análisis Crítico del Discurso, y lo ejemplificamos con el caso de un cartel político de 5 palabras.

  2. New Models of International Agreement for Refugee Protection

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    Susan F. Martin

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In June 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR announced that more than 65 million persons have fled conflict and persecution. While certainly large in its own right, the number actually underestimates displacement in today’s world. Many millions more are displaced each year and cumulatively from a much broader range of life-threatening humanitarian crises than are captured by UNHCR’s figures. An average of 26.4 million were displaced annually by acute natural hazards since 2008 and an unknown but sizable number displaced by gang and cartel violence, electoral and communal violence, nuclear and industrial accidents, and a range of other human-made disasters. This article argues for new frameworks to more effectively address the situation of the totality of displaced persons, citing two recent efforts — the Nansen Initiative and Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative — as examples of practical ways to move forward in this regard.

  3. How would the gas exporting countries forum influence gas trade?

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    Wagbara, Obindah N.

    2007-01-01

    The cleanest burning fossil fuel, today, is natural gas. While many businesses have gone global, it has remained an exception. An impending challenge facing the industry, however, is the evolution of a cartel from the 5-year-old Gas Exporting Countries Forum. How would this new organization influence the trade of gas globally? Does its existence imply a threat to the development of gas trade? The paper reviews this fairly new organization within the context of the above questions. It is mainly a comparative study of the body in relation to OPEC's historical, political and economic development. Subsequently, the author proposes probable influence options available to the Forum and the impending consequence of such actions on the market. The outcome of this study calls for further analysis and research on new issues and questions of interest

  4. Elliott Erwitt : "Personal Best"

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    Guillemette Minisclou

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Le photographe américain Elliott Erwitt expose à la MEP une sélection de ses travaux intitulée « Personal Best » ou « le meilleur de ses photographies personnelles ».Si les cartels ne précisent ni le format ni le type de tirages, l’exposition réunit un ensemble éclectique de photographies exclusivement noir et blanc (à l’exception de la dernière image représentant la cérémonie d’investiture du président Barack Obama en janvier 2009. Cette rétrospective oscille entre différents genres photogr...

  5. Energy and competition. Supplying Europe with safe and low-cost energy

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    Kuhnt, D.

    1994-01-01

    The EC Commission and the Energy Committee of the European Parliament want to achieve more competition in energy supply. To this end, deregulation is to be carried out as a first step. The proposals under discussion are based on the English-Welsh model which, however, can hardly be applied to the whole of the EC and not at all to Germany, as it provides for government controlled ''pseudo''-competition to override real competition. At the same time, the German Federal Cartel Office tries to abolish altogether the concept of territorial protection. In a ''competition'' brought about by such means, foreign utilities operating in Germany would enjoy advantages over domestic utilities. From an all-European point of view, also the draft amendment to the Energy Economy Act proposed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics, and a number of regulations covering energy trust legislation, are appearing at the wrong time. (orig.) [de

  6. Los colombianos y las redes del narcotráfico en Nueva York durante los años 70

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    Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available La idea que se tiene sobre el narcotráfico desde Colombia es que éste ha sido manejado por “carteles”. Lo que la evidencia empírica muestra es que además de las grandes organizaciones criminales, el narcotráfico durante las últimas décadas, y en particular durante los años 70, objeto de este escrito, ha sido un negocio abierto con innumerables participantes (incluyendo mulas “free lancers” que se constituían en microempresarios del narcotráfico, en buena parte colombianos pero también de otras nacionalidades. De ahí que la idea de carteles que ejercen poderes monopólicos, es equivocada. La información inédita con la que se escribió este ensayo es tomada principalmente de una serie de archivos norteamericanos.

  7. De la inseguridad a la incertidumbre: el desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de México

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    Carlos Emilio Ibarra Montero

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta las características del desplazamiento forzado interno en el noroeste de México, caso especíco de Sinaloa; parte de la idea de que el individuo ve trastocada su identidad en tres momentos: antes, durante y después, y su finalidad es entender el proceso de desplazamiento hacia las ciudades, de miles de familias provenientes de zonas rurales, que, como consecuencia del conflicto entre Estado y carteles de la droga, son ultrajadas y transgredidos sus derechos y, por lo tanto, marginadas por instituciones estatales e internacionales, pues pasan de la inseguridad a la incertidumbre que las ciudades de destino les imponen.

  8. Prevención de factores de riesgo en la cardiopatía isquémica

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    Toledo Agua, María José; Cerezo Luque, Montserrat

    2015-01-01

    Cartel presentado en la Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Comunicación en Salud, celebrada el 23 de octubre de 2015 en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Introducción: en el servicio de codificación hemos observado que de unos años atrás y hasta la fecha se ha elevado el ingreso de personas con problemas de cardiopatía isquémica. En la gran mayoría de los casos observábamos que llevan asociadas otras enfermedades que hacen que esta patología se agrave con la consecuencia de más días de...

  9. Manejo del aula, competencia básica del maestro líder

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    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Es necesario establecer dos áreas específicas para llevar a cabo un proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje efectivo: la de los contenidos programáticos y la de la naturaleza del quehacer de aula. El autor se concentra en este último aspecto, fundamentado en un enfoque conductual. Se establecen tres componentes para el manejo de aula: (a Definición de conductas apropiadas e inapropiadas. (b La forma de llamar la atención de los estudiantes que no cumplen con las expectativas. (c El desarrollo de un sistema de manejo de conducta. Los docentes que utilizan carteles de normas en sus clases, encontrarán dos ejemplos, en los que descubrirá aciertos y errores. Se resalta la importancia de las "palmaditas positivas" o recompensas y se alerta del peligro de utilizar los castigos en forma indebida.

  10. The H0 function, a new index for detecting structural/topological complexity information in undirected graphs

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    Buscema, Massimo; Asadi-Zeydabadi, Masoud; Lodwick, Weldon; Breda, Marco

    2016-04-01

    Significant applications such as the analysis of Alzheimer's disease differentiated from dementia, or in data mining of social media, or in extracting information of drug cartel structural composition, are often modeled as graphs. The structural or topological complexity or lack of it in a graph is quite often useful in understanding and more importantly, resolving the problem. We are proposing a new index we call the H0function to measure the structural/topological complexity of a graph. To do this, we introduce the concept of graph pruning and its associated algorithm that is used in the development of our measure. We illustrate the behavior of our measure, the H0 function, through different examples found in the appendix. These examples indicate that the H0 function contains information that is useful and important characteristics of a graph. Here, we restrict ourselves to undirected.

  11. Measuring energy security. Can the United States achieve oil independence?

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    Greene, David L.

    2010-01-01

    Stochastic simulation of the direct economic costs of oil dependence in an uncertain future is proposed as a useful metric of oil dependence. The market failure from which these costs arise is imperfect competition in the world oil market, chiefly as a consequence of the use of market power by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel. Oil dependence costs can be substantial. It is estimated that oil dependence costs to the US economy in 2008 will exceed $500 billion. Other costs, such as military expenditures or foreign policy constraints are deemed to be largely derivative of the actual or potential economic costs of oil dependence. The use of quantifiable economic costs as a security metric leads to a measurable definition of oil independence, or oil security, which can be used to test the ability of specific policies to achieve oil independence in an uncertain future. (author)

  12. Mexican journalists: an investigation of their emotional health.

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    Feinstein, Anthony

    2012-08-01

    Mexican journalists are frequently the victims of violence, often drug related. The purpose of the study was to assess their mental well-being. Of 104 journalists recruited from 3 news organizations, those who had stopped working on drug-related stories because of intimidation from the criminal drug cartels (n = 26) had significantly greater social dysfunction (p = .024); and more depressive (p = .001) and higher intrusive (p = .027), avoidance (p = .005), and arousal (p = .033) symptoms than journalists living and working under threat in regions of drug violence (n = 61). They also had more arousal (p = .05) and depressive (p = .027) symptoms than journalists (n = 17) never threatened before and living in regions without a drug problem. These findings provide preliminary data on the deleterious effects of drug-related violence on the Mexican media, amplifying the concerns expressed by journalist watchdog organizations monitoring the state of the press in the country. Copyright © 2012 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

  13. 40th annual meeting on energy law. Review and lookout; 40. Energierechtliche Jahrestagung: Rueckblick und Ausschau

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    Ehricke, Ulrich (ed.)

    2012-11-01

    Within the 40th energy legal annual meeting at 3rd November, 2011 in Cologne (Federal Republic of Germany) the following lectures were held: (1) Development of the electrical grid as a central element of the future energy supply (Matthias Kurth); (2) Practice of cartel law in times of the energy policy turnaround (Andreas Mundt); (3) The annual meetings of the Institute for Energy Law (Juergen F. Bauer); (4) On the relation between energy law and energy industry (Marc Oliver Bettzuege); (5) Constitutional issues of the nuclear power phaseout (Rupert Scholz); (6) 5 Years of price regulation of the power distribution systems: Inventory and expectations (Boris Scholtka); (7) Impacts of the energy policy turnaround on the Energy State and Industry State North Rhine-Westphalia (Harry K. Voigtsberger); (8) On the way to an environmentally friendly energy supply in Germany - what was actually achieved? Which tasks will surrender yet? (Ursula Heinen-Esser).

  14. Solar thermal technology development: Estimated market size and energy cost savings. Volume 1: Executive summary

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    Gates, W. R.

    1983-01-01

    Estimated future energy cost savings associated with the development of cost-competitive solar thermal technologies (STT) are discussed. Analysis is restricted to STT in electric applications for 16 high-insolation/high-energy-price states. The fuel price scenarios and three 1990 STT system costs are considered, reflecting uncertainty over future fuel prices and STT cost projections. STT R&D is found to be unacceptably risky for private industry in the absence of federal support. Energy cost savings were projected to range from $0 to $10 billion (1990 values in 1981 dollars), dependng on the system cost and fuel price scenario. Normal R&D investment risks are accentuated because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel can artificially manipulate oil prices and undercut growth of alternative energy sources. Federal participation in STT R&D to help capture the potential benefits of developing cost-competitive STT was found to be in the national interest.

  15. Od zabijáka k lúzrovi. Literární postava jako vyjádření proměny ve vztahu jedince a bytí // From hired killer to loser

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    Lada Hazaiová

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The face of the Colombian literature in the last twenty years has changed and next to the poetics of magical realism new discourses emerged expresing the changing social, cultural and ideological values. One of them represents Fernando Vallejo’s novel Our Lady of Assassins. Another contemporary discourse represents other Colombian writer Sergio Álvarez whose novel 35 dead was published in 2011 in Bogotá, respectively almost 20 years later. He works very similar issues as Vallejo, like urban violence, drug cartels and hired killers, but he also has given life to a special protagonist, called “loser“. The aim of this paper is to compare general features of both protagonists and to suggest that in loser a new type of protagonist has appeared, and not only in the Colombian literature.

  16. DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND PARTY FUNDING: MODELS AND CHARACTERISTICS

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The first modern political parties were formed at the end of the 18th century and have, from those times up to now, undergone 4 developing phases; each of the phases is bound to ideal-type political party model: cadre parties, mass parties, catch-all parties and cartel parties. Each of these party models differentiates in various characteristics: party foundation, number of members, and way of leading the election campaigns, but also in ways of financing. This paper describes the above mentioned 4 phases of political parties’ development and 4 phases of parties' finances development; it will be analysed in detail positive and negative sides of each of the models of party financing.

  17. Estrategias políticas para el tratamiento de las drogas ilegales en Colombia / Political Strategies for Treating Illegal Drugs in Colombia

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    ebastián Quintero

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Para la década del noventa, la institucionalidad en Colombia se encontraba vulnerada frente a grandes carteles que traficaban y comercializaban con narcóticos. Fue en este contexto en el cual surgió el Plan Colombia, estrategia para recuperar la institucionalidad, reducir los cultivos ilícitos de coca y amapola, debilitar la economía de los grupos ilegales insurgentes, y finalmente recuperar la confianza inversionista. Hoy 13 años después de implementado el Plan, los cultivos ilícitos han tenido una disminución pero persisten, el tráfico y el comercio de psicoactivos han mutado y el consumo se ha incrementado, por lo tanto se cuenta con una necesidad social manifiesta por abordajes que realmente procuren un desarrollo sostenible y que den respuesta a una demanda comunitaria por acciones que procuren la prevención, la atención, el tratamiento y la rehabilitación de las personas, con servicios de salud adecuados. During the 1990's, institutionality in Colombia was negatively affected by large drug-dealing cartels. It was in this context where the Plan Colombia was born. This plan was a strategy to recover institutionality, reduce illegal coca and poppy plantations, weaken the economy of illegal insurgent groups, and restore investor confidence. Today, 13 years after the implementation of the Plan, the amount of illegal plantations has decreased. However they are still present, the traffic and trade of psychoactive substances have evolved, and consumption has increased. Therefore, there is now an evident societal need for strategies which address these issues that truly lead to sustainable development. Likewise, the community requires actions aimed at preventing this issue and promoting the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of those affected by this reality while providing adequate healthcare service

  18. Labor Migration, Drug Trafficking Organizations, and Drug Use: Major Challenges for Transnational Communities in Mexico.

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    García, Víctor; González, Laura

    2009-06-01

    In our article, we present the recent findings of our ethnographic field study on drug use and the emergence of a drug use culture in transnational communities in Mexico. Transnational communities are part of a larger migratory labor circuit that transcends political borders and are not restricted to a single locality. Transnational migrants and returning immigrants link the multiple localities through their social networks. In southern Guanajuato, Mexico, using a transnational migration paradigm, we examined the manner in which transnational migration and drug trafficking organizations are contributing to a growing drug problem in these communities. We found that transnational migrants and returning immigrants, including deported workers, introduce drugs and drug use practices, and contribute to the creation of a drug use culture within the communities. The social conditions in the community that foster and proliferate drug use are many: the erosion of the traditional family, truncated kinship bases, and new social formations. These conditions are all consequences of migration and emigration. Recent drug cartel activities are also contributing to this growing drug problem. The cartels have aggressively targeted these communities because of availability of money, existing drug use, a drug use culture, and the breakdown of traditional deterrents to substance abuse. Although a number of communities in three municipalities were part of our study, we focus on two: Lindavista, a rancho, Progreso, a municipal seat. Our field study in Mexico, one of four sequential ethnographic field studies conducted in Guanajuato and Pennsylvania, was completed over a six month period, from September, 2008, through February, 2009, using traditional ethnography. The four field studies are part of a larger, ongoing, three-year bi-national study on drug use among transnational migrants working in southeastern Pennsylvania. This larger study, near its third and final year, is funded by the

  19. Violencias en el Norte de México: el caso de Ciudad Juárez

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    Alberto Aziz Nassif

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se hace un análisis de los diferentes tipos de violencia que se generan en la crisis de una ciudad que fue abatida por las bandas del narcotráfico en la frontera de México con Estados Unidos. Hay efecto combinado de guerra entre cárteles por el control de la plaza, que se mezcla con la mala estrategia de enfrentamiento y la penetración de los cuerpos policíacos, lo que da como resultado una amplia destrucción de personas, familias y espacios. Las violencias se construyen porque hay causas estructurales, como el modelo de ciudad, porque hay una deficiente presencia del Estado y por una estrategia de guerra entre cárteles. Todo esto produce la crisis de violencia que se vive en Ciudad Juárez.   Abstract   This paper provides an analysis of the different types of violence that are generated in the crisis of a city that was shot down by drug gangs in Mexico’s border with the United States. The combined effects of the war between cartels for control of the square, mixed with the bad strategy of confrontation and the penetration of the police forces give as a result extensive destruction of individuals, families and spaces. Violence is built because there are structural causes such as the city’s model, because there is a weak State presence and war strategy between cartels. All this results in the violence crisis that exists in Ciudad Juarez.

  20. Impacto de las corporaciones y organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro en la gobernabilidad en Medellín

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    Efraín José Martínez Meneses

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:La transferencia del poder que ha venido ocurriendo desde hace 30 años en Medellín y concretamente en sus comunas deprimidas, ha evidenciado el olvido al que sometió el Estado a los barrios estigmatizados por el flagelo del narcotráfico. Es precisamente toda esta organización criminal de los llamados capos de la droga, la que paulatinamente ha venido dejando el poder a la deriva, y la recuperación del mismo se ha realizado con herramientas sociales provenientes de entidades sin ánimo de lucro que a través de programas de ayuda y educación han arrebatado a los aún persistentes carteles del narcotráfico, gran cantidad de miembros y posibles miembros.Palabras clave:Corporación social, derechos humanos, ONG, emprendimiento social, educación.Abstract:The transfer of power has been happening for 30 years in Medellin and specifically in their communes depressed, it became obvious oblivion to which the state submitted to the neighborhoods stigmatized by the scourge of drug trafficking. It is precisely all this criminal organization called drug lords, which have been gradually leaving the power to drift, and its recovery has been made with social tools from nonprofit organizations through programs that help and education have taken the drug cartels still persistent, large numbers of members and potential members.Palabras clave:Corporación social, derechos humanos, ONG, emprendimiento social, educación.

  1. Humanitarian Protection for Children Fleeing Gang-Based Violence in the Americas

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    Elizabeth Carlson

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available By the end of 2011, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP began to see a steady rise in the number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC from Central America, particularly from the Northern Triangle countries—El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala—arriving to the US-Mexico border. The number of children entering the United States from these countries more than doubled during fiscal year (FY 2012 and continued to grow through FY 2014. In FY 2013, CBP apprehended over 35,000 children. That number almost doubled to 66,127 in FY 2014, with Central American children outnumbering their Mexican counterparts for the first time. Research has identified high levels of violence perpetrated by gangs and drug cartels in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico as a primary reason for this surge. Under the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA passed with bi-partisan support in 2008, children from Central America cannot be immediately deported and must be given a court hearing.In contrast, unless there are indicia of trafficking, Mexican children are returned immediately to their country. Advocates have expressed concern that expedited removal of Mexican children places children with valid humanitarian claims at risk of being returned to harm, including forcible recruitment into drug cartels and trafficking rings. After the spike in arrivals in FY 2014, several members of Congress called for a change in the TVPRA, urging that Central American children be treated like Mexican children and undergo expedited procedures for their removal. Many of their constituents supported such measures. The Obama administration requested additional funds to strengthen border security, speed up deportation procedures and implement measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Central America. Groups and individuals across the country came together to provide shelter, medical and psychological care and legal representation to many

  2. La editorial Ricordi y su aportación a la publicidad italiana de principios del siglo XX / The publisher Ricordi and his contribution to the Italian advertising early twentieth century

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    Rut Francia Ferrero

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de estudio de la presente investigación es el nacimiento de las campañas publicitarias gráficas orquestadas por la fructífera colaboración entre empresarios, editores e ilustradores entre los siglos XIX y XX en Italia. El estudio se centra en la Casa Editorial Ricordi porque fue la creadora e impulsora del moderno cartel artístico y publicitario italiano, con un vasta producción de ejemplares, hoy considerados obras maestras del género. La etapa de oro del cartel italiano coincide, no por casualidad, con el predominio técnico y artístico de esta empresa en Italia que nada tenía que envidiar a sus competidoras francesas (como la prestigiosa Imprimerie Chaix parisina, tan querida por Jules Chéret, alemanas o inglesas. El período analizado (1890-1914 es el de mayor actividad y esplendor artístico en las artes gráficas. Son los años de los primeros pasos en el campo de la publicidad. Como en todos los comienzos, abundan las ideas, la energía, la ingenuidad y las ganas de experimentar. Es un tiempo lleno de cambios: la transformación económica, social e industrial que vivió Europa en un lapso tan corto de  tiempo es probablemente la mayor de su historia.The purpose of this research is the birth of graphic advertising campaigns orchestrated by the fruitful collaboration between employers, publishers and illustrators between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Italy. The study focuses on the Ricordi publishing house because it was the creator and driving force of the modern Italian poster art and advertising with a vast production of copies, today considered masterpieces of the genre. The golden age of Italian poster coincides, not coincidentally, with the technical and artistic dominance of this company in Italy that had nothing to envy their French competitors (including the prestigious Paris Imprimerie Chaix, so beloved by Jules Cheret, German or England. The period analyzed (1890-1914 is the most active and

  3. Multi-period natural gas market modeling Applications, stochastic extensions and solution approaches

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    Egging, Rudolf Gerardus

    This dissertation develops deterministic and stochastic multi-period mixed complementarity problems (MCP) for the global natural gas market, as well as solution approaches for large-scale stochastic MCP. The deterministic model is unique in the combination of the level of detail of the actors in the natural gas markets and the transport options, the detailed regional and global coverage, the multi-period approach with endogenous capacity expansions for transportation and storage infrastructure, the seasonal variation in demand and the representation of market power according to Nash-Cournot theory. The model is applied to several scenarios for the natural gas market that cover the formation of a cartel by the members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, a low availability of unconventional gas in the United States, and cost reductions in long-distance gas transportation. 1 The results provide insights in how different regions are affected by various developments, in terms of production, consumption, traded volumes, prices and profits of market participants. The stochastic MCP is developed and applied to a global natural gas market problem with four scenarios for a time horizon until 2050 with nineteen regions and containing 78,768 variables. The scenarios vary in the possibility of a gas market cartel formation and varying depletion rates of gas reserves in the major gas importing regions. Outcomes for hedging decisions of market participants show some significant shifts in the timing and location of infrastructure investments, thereby affecting local market situations. A first application of Benders decomposition (BD) is presented to solve a large-scale stochastic MCP for the global gas market with many hundreds of first-stage capacity expansion variables and market players exerting various levels of market power. The largest problem solved successfully using BD contained 47,373 variables of which 763 first-stage variables, however using BD did not result in

  4. Necropolitics, narcopolitics, and femicide: gendered violence on the Mexico-U.S. border.

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    Wright, Melissa W

    2011-01-01

    In 1993, a group of women shocked Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, with the news that dozens of girls and women had been murdered and dumped, like garbage, around the city during the year. As the numbers of murders grew over the years, and as the police forces proved unwilling and unable to find the perpetrators, the protestors became activists. They called the violence and its surrounding impunity "femicide," and they demanded that the Mexican government, at the local, state, and federal levels, stop the violence and capture the perpetrators. Nearly two decades later, the city's infamy as a place of femicide is giving way to another terrible reputation as a place of unprecedented drug violence. Since 2006, more than six thousand people have died in the city, as have more than twenty-eight thousand across the country, in relation to the violence associated with the restructuring of the cartels that control the production and distribution of illegal drugs. In response to the public outcry against the violence, the Mexican government has deployed thousands of troops to Ciudad Juárez as part of a military strategy to secure the state against the cartels. In this essay, I argue that the politics over the meaning of the drug-related murders and femicide must be understood in relation to gendered violence and its use as a tool for securing the state. To that end, I examine the wars over the interpretation of death in northern Mexico through a feminist application of the concept of necropolitics as elaborated by the postcolonial scholar Achille Mbembe. I examine how the wars over the political meaning of death in relation both to femicide and to the events called "drug violence" unfold through a gendering of space, of violence, and of subjectivity. My objective is twofold: first, to demonstrate how the antifemicide movement illustrates the stakes for a democratic Mexican state and its citizens in a context where governing elites argue that the violence devastating Ciudad Ju

  5. Mexico: a regional power or a failed State?

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    Karol Derwich

    2015-10-01

    Caribbean region for many years. This opinion has strong foundations. Territory, geographical location, economy, and political influence are the key factors that predestine this country to the role of a regional power. The democratic transition that has taken place in Mexico in last decades and economic cooperation with the United States also allow it to play a role of regional leader. However, Mexico has significant problems that make it difficult for the country to play the role of a real leader. The most important one is the development of narcobusiness. This phenomenon brings not only the growing activity of drug cartels but also the eruption of narcoviolence in Mexico. This gives rise to grave problems for the Mexican authorities. The development of narcobusiness is partially the result of weakness of some of its institutions. For example, police forces do not carry out their tasks and are closely related to the drug cartels. As a result, the Mexican state is incapable of assuring security to its citizens – one of the most important functions of every state. Is it able to control its territory? It definitely does not have a monopoly for the use of violence on its territory. Huge corruption enables different non-state actors to influence decision making processes. All these problems make substantiated theses that the Mexican state is dysfunctional in some areas. Some analysts go much further in their opinions and describe Mexico as a failed state. The aim of the paper is to analyze the present position of Mexico in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Are the contemporary problems so big that they can lead to the collapse of the Mexican state or does Mexico have a real potential to play the role of a local leader and regional power? The author would like to analyze the impact of the present day internal problems in Mexico’s geopolitical position.

  6. Multi-Period Natural Gas Market Modeling. Applications, Stochastic Extensions and Solution Approaches

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    Egging, R.G.

    2010-11-01

    This dissertation develops deterministic and stochastic multi-period mixed complementarity problems (MCP) for the global natural gas market, as well as solution approaches for large-scale stochastic MCP. The deterministic model is unique in the combination of the level of detail of the actors in the natural gas markets and the transport options, the detailed regional and global coverage, the multi-period approach with endogenous capacity expansions for transportation and storage infrastructure, the seasonal variation in demand and the representation of market power according to Nash-Cournot theory. The model is applied to several scenarios for the natural gas market that cover the formation of a cartel by the members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, a low availability of unconventional gas in the United States, and cost reductions in long-distance gas transportation. The results provide insights in how different regions are affected by various developments, in terms of production, consumption, traded volumes, prices and profits of market participants. The stochastic MCP is developed and applied to a global natural gas market problem with four scenarios for a time horizon until 2050 with nineteen regions and containing 78,768 variables. The scenarios vary in the possibility of a gas market cartel formation and varying depletion rates of gas reserves in the major gas importing regions. Outcomes for hedging decisions of market participants show some significant shifts in the timing and location of infrastructure investments, thereby affecting local market situations. A first application of Benders decomposition (BD) is presented to solve a large-scale stochastic MCP for the global gas market with many hundreds of first-stage capacity expansion variables and market players exerting various levels of market power. The largest problem solved successfully using BD contained 47,373 variables of which 763 first-stage variables, however using BD did not result in

  7. La guerre contre les drogues illicites : Est-ce qu’elle est perdue ? - Has the war against drugs been lost ? - La guerra contro le droghe è persa ?

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    Dominick M.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Le système légal du Mexique est dans un état de ruine à cause des cartels de la drogue soutenus et subventionnés par les États-Unis d'Amerique. En effet, les États-Unis sont le marché principal de la marijuana, de la cocaine et, en moindre quantité, des drogues synthétiques provénantes du Mexique. L’article met en évidence que les régions frontalières du Mexique sont pris en otage entre d’une part, les principaux producteurs mondiaux de coca et d’autre part, les principaux consommateurs (de l’Amerique du Nord et de l’Europe. Pour cela, l’avis de l’autrice et de son collaborateur est que le Mexique ne peut résoudre seul les problèmes liés au narcotrafique. The Mexican legal system is in a state of ruin because of illegal drug cartels supported, sustained and subsidized by the United States of America. It is the U.S. which is the market for marijuana, cocaine and to a lesser extent synthetic drugs trafficked through Mexico. This article evidences that especially the frontier regions of Mexico have been taken hostage between, on the one hand, the principal world producers of cocaine and, on the other hand, the principal consumers (from North America and from Europe. Accordingly, it is the view of the author and her collaborator that Mexico cannot resolve in isolation the problems involved in narco-trafficking.Il sistema legale messicano versa in uno stato disastroso a causa dei cartelli della droga sostenuti e sovvenzionati dagli Stati Uniti d’America. Infatti, gli USA rappresentano il principale mercato della marijuana, della cocaina e delle droghe sintetiche (queste ultime in misura minore provenienti dal Messico. L’articolo mette in evidenza che le regioni frontaliere del Messico sono prese in ostaggio, da una parte, dai principali produttori modiali di cocaina e, dall’altra, dai principali consumatori (che si trovano nell’America del Nord ed in Europa. Pertanto, secondo l’autrice ed il suo collaboratore

  8. Making Sense of an Unstable Legislature: Committee Assignments in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, 1946–2001 La lógica de una legislatura inestable: la distribución de comisiones en la Cámara de Diputados Argentina, 1946-2001

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    Silvina Lilian Danesi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Latin American legislatures have gone largely unstudied, with the functioning of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies prior to the 1980s being an entirely unexplored subject. This paper fills that gap by examining the organization of the Chamber, with particular focus on its standing committee system from 1946 to 2001. We assess the portability of two U.S.-based theoretical approaches to legislative organization by applying them to committee assignments. An original data set of Argentine deputies was constructed and a way of measuring political power in committees was devised for this study. Despite weak democratic governments, military interventions, and changes to the electoral system, we find that ruling parties have consistently influenced the committee system, shaping its structure and securing an over-proportion of their deputies in key committee positions. These results support the applicability of the U.S. originated Cartel Theory of legislative organization to understanding and studying legislatures outside that country.Las legislaturas latinoamericanas no han recibido debida atención. Un caso emblemático es la Cámara de Diputados Argentina, cuyo funcionamiento previo a los 1980’s ha sido inexplorado. Este artículo persigue llenar ese vacío examinando la organización de su sistema de comisiones permanentes desde 1946 hasta 2001. Para ello, evaluamos la aplicabilidad de dos teorías norteamericanas sobre organización legislativa para analizar la integración de comisiones, creamos una base de datos de diputados argentinos y diseñamos una forma de medir su poder político en las comisiones. A pesar de la inestabilidad institucional y los cambios de sistema electoral, los resultados demuestran que los partidos que controlaron la Cámara influenciaron en forma sistemática el sistema de comisiones, cambiando su estructura y asegurando la sobrerrepresentación de sus diputados en cargos clave. El estudio confirma, asimismo, la

  9. An assessment of the optimal timing and size of investments in concentrated solar power

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    Massetti, Emanuele; Ricci, Elena Claire

    2013-01-01

    We extend the WITCH model to consider the possibility to produce and trade electricity generated by large-scale concentrated solar power plants (CSP) in highly productive areas that are connected to demand centers through High Voltage Direct Current cables. We test the attractiveness of the CSP option by imposing a global cap on Greenhouse gases concentration equal to 535 ppm CO 2 -eq in 2100, with and without constraints to the expansion of nuclear power and IGCC coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS). We find that it becomes optimal to produce with CSP from 2040 and to trade CSP electricity across the Mediterranean from 2050. Therefore projects like DESERTEC seem to be premature. After 2050, CSP electricity shares become significant. CSP has a high stabilization cost option value: depending on the constraints, it ranges between 2.1% and 4.1% of discounted GDP in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), between 1.1. and 3.4 in China, between 0.2% and 1.2% in the USA, between 0.1 and 1.3% in Eastern Europe and between 0.1 and 0.4% in Western Europe. A moderate level of subsidy to invest more and earlier in CSP might increase welfare. However, large-scale deployment should occur after 2040. We also show that MENA countries have the incentive to form a cartel to sell electricity to Europe at a price higher than the marginal cost. This suggests that a hypothetical Mediterranean market for electricity should be carefully regulated. - Highlights: ► An extensive use of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) will be optimal after 2050. ► Trade of CSP electricity between MENA and Europe will start in 2050. ► CSP reduces greatly the option value of nuclear power and coal with CCS. ► Learning externalities motivate moderate subsidies for earlier CSP investments. ► MENA countries have the incentive to form a cartel to sell electricity to Europe

  10. La comunicación personalizadora en el 11-N. Un análisis de caso en la circunscripción de Málaga

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    Francisco Collado Campaña

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El avance de los medios de comunicación y las nuevas tecnologías han llevado a que se hable cada vez más de una “democracia mediática” o “democracia de audiencias”. En este sentido, los líderes de los partidos realizan importantes esfuerzos por captar a sus votantes a través de distintos canales y soportes. Esto ha llevado a que los recursos como la tradicional cartelería y el merchandising entre otros cumplan nuevas funciones. Así, el trabajo se centra en estudiar los efectos que persiguen dichos soportes de cara al electorado de los dos partidos más votados (PP y PSOE en la circunscripción de Málaga en la campaña para las elecciones generales de 2011. Finalmente, se observa cómo estos recursos de marketing político tienen como finalidad principal convertir al líder en una marca, legitimarlo y socializarlo, antes que la búsqueda del voto entre el electorado. De esta forma, la comunicación política se convierte en un instrumento de legitimación de los líderes de los respectivos partidos.

  11. The surveillance of the electricity wholesale market and emission trading market

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    Luedemann, Volker

    2015-01-01

    The Regulation on Wholesale Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) and the German Law on the Establishment of a Market Transparency Office for Wholesale Trade in Electricity and Gas (MTS-G) have fundamentally changed the surveillance of electricity wholesale trade in Germany. From now on the Federal Network Agency and the Federal Cartel Office will be jointly responsible for monitoring the electricity wholesale trade for suspicious market phenomena and abusive behaviour. The REMIT specifies that the electricity trade must be surveilled ''with due consideration to interactions'' with the emission trade system. However, occurrences observed in recent years have shown that the emission trading system is in need of reform. This has also been recognised and has prompted extensive corrective action by the regulatory authorities of the European Union. These changes have yet to be transposed into the national surveillance regimes. The present article explains why the new role accorded to the Federal Network Agency under the REMIT fails to eliminate the structural shortcomings of the old surveillance system. At least the decision to put the collection and evaluation of data exclusively in the hands of the market transparency office and the cooperation this will prompt between the supervisory authorities responsible will make the task of surveilling the energy wholesale trading market a lot easier for the authorities. The energy transition and its exigencies will yet lead to further changes in the market and its surveillance regime.

  12. GIS application on modern Mexico

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    Prakash, Bharath

    This is a GIS based tool for showcasing the history of modern Mexico starting from the post-colonial era to the elections of 2012. The tool is developed using simple language and is flexible so as to allow for future enhancements. The application consists of numerous images and textual information, and also some links which can be used by primary and high school students to understand the history of modern Mexico, and also by tourists to look for all the international airports and United States of America consulates. This software depicts the aftermaths of the Colonial Era or the Spanish rule of Mexico. It covers various topics like the wars, politics, important personalities, drug cartels and violence. All these events are shown on GIS (Geographic information Science) maps. The software can be customized according to the user requirements and is developed using JAVA and GIS technology. The user interface is created using JAVA and MOJO which contributes to effective learning and understanding of the concepts with ease. Some of the user interface features provided in this tool includes zoom-in, zoom-out, legend editing, location identifier, print command, adding a layer and numerous menu items.

  13. OPEC abandons quotas, more violence in Nigeria and British give away gas

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    Anon

    2006-01-01

    OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna on 11th September agreed to leave the production ceiling unchanged at 28 mn bpd. The cartel, however, is to move away from formal quotas to a system of adjusting total production to world demand. The change recognizes the fact that many OPEC countries cannot produce their full quota allowances. The new policy is described by OPEC as trying ''to ensure that supply and demand (remain) in balance with prices at reasonable levels''. ''Reasonable levels'' were not defined in the communique, but most ministers agreed they should be in the region to $60-65/bbl. The oil markets were sceptical and prices fell below $60, reaching a seven-month low at the start of October. Nigeria announced a production cut of 120,000 bpd, though this may be a recognition of the difficulty of producing oil there at present. During September, the country was plagued by further violence in the Niger Delta, including attacks on oil workers, kidnappings and sabotage to oil installations. Oil workers went on strike for two days, threatening further walk-outs. By late September, nearly 875,000 bpd of production was estimated shut-in as a result of the current unrest. Shell said it had suspended plans to repair damaged facilities in the Niger Delta because of the continuing high level of violence. (author)

  14. Sustainable fuel, food, fertilizer and ecosystems through a global artificial photosynthetic system: overcoming anticompetitive barriers.

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    Bruce, Alex; Faunce, Thomas

    2015-06-06

    This article discusses challenges that artificial photosynthetic (AP) systems will face when entering and competing in a global market characterized by established fossil fuel technology. It provides a perspective on the neoliberal principles underpinning much policy entrenching such environmentally destructive technology and outlines how competition law could aid overcoming these hurdles for AP development. In particular, it critiques the potential for competition law to promote a global AP initiative with greater emphasis on atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen fixation (as well as solar-driven water splitting) to produce an equitable, globally distributed source of human food, fertilizer and biosphere sustainability, as well as hydrogen-based fuel. Some relevant strategies of competition law evaluated in this context include greater citizen-consumer involvement in shaping market values, legal requirements to factor services from the natural environment (i.e. provision of clean air, water, soil pollution degradation) into corporate costs, reform of corporate taxation and requirements to balance maximization of shareholder profit with contribution to a nominated public good, a global financial transactions tax, as well as prohibiting horizontal cartels, vertical agreements and unilateral misuse of market power.

  15. Un cortometraje «a lo Almodóvar»

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    Elena Pascual Aliaga

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo contiene la explicación de la unidad didáctica «Un cortometraje a lo Almodóvar», dirigida a alumnos de nivel C1-C2 (MCER. El objetivo general de la unidad es que los alumnos, a través del cine de Pedro Almodóvar, trabajen diferentes contenidos (como el conocimiento y reproducción de los rasgos del habla coloquial y reflexionen sobre los estereotipos de la sociedad española. La unidad plantea una metodología por tareas e incluye propuestas de trabajo cooperativo. El cine de Almodóvar es el engranaje que une las diferentes tareas y conduce a una tarea final, entendida como la creación de un conjunto de productos: un guión cinematográfico, un cortometraje, un tráiler, un cartel y una presentación oral. Todo ello se plantea mediante la integración de recursos TIC en las tareas (Hot Potatoes, Educaplay, Glogster y Windows Movie Maker y mediante el uso de una wiki, que constituye la base del aprendizaje cooperativo.

  16. O Sistema Brasileiro de Defesa da Concorrência em parceria com o Ministério Público: ampliando eficácia pela regulação responsiva

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    Vitor Moreira Magalhães de Oliveira

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – To analyze the possibility of a partnership between the Ministério Público (Public Prosecutor's Office, henceforth “MP” and the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, henceforth “CADE” to enable a better analysis of the effects of concentration on relevant lower-income markets. Methodology/approach/design – Brief bibliographic review of the theory of responsive regulation in light of the current state of the Competition Defense System and possible further governmental innovations. Findings – There is room for an increased partnership between MP and CADE also in economic concentration analyzes, public communication and awareness, not only in cooperation to combat cartels, which can be a good space to be explored by the State for the implementation of new public policies. Practical implications – In this case, the understanding that there are new forms of partnership between the institutions under discussion would lead to possible changes in public policies directions in this area. In doing changes, we might achieve a great geographical spreading of the Brazilian System of Defense of Competition. Originality/value – This paper shows the originality bringing up a debate on which paths can be taken to advance in regulatory prevention of relevant markets that today do not receive attention.

  17. Competition policy for health care provision in Portugal.

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    Barros, Pedro Pita

    2017-02-01

    We review the role of competition among healthcare providers in Portugal, which has a public National Health Service (NHS) at the core of the health system. There is little competition among healthcare providers within the NHS. Competition among NHS primary care providers is hindered by excess demand (many residents in Portugal do not have a designated family doctor). Competition among NHS hospitals has been traditionally limited to cases of maximum guaranteed waiting time for surgery being exceeded. The Portuguese Competition Authority enforces competition law. It has focused on mergers between private hospitals and abuse of market power (including cartel cases) by private healthcare providers. The Healthcare Regulation Authority produced several reports on particular areas of activity by private healthcare providers. The main conclusion of these reviews was lack of conditions for effective competition, with the exception of dentistry. Within the NHS, the use of tendering procedures was able to create "competition for the market" in particular areas though it was not problem free. Details in the particular design adopted matter a lot. Overall, the scope for competition policy and for competition among healthcare providers to have a main role in a health system based on a public National Health Service seems limited, with more relevance to "competition for the market" situations than to "competition in the market". Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Recent developments in national antitrust practice and case law: January 2012 – May 2013

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    Mario Siragusa

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In the period under review, the Italian Competition Authority and administrative courts analyzed many important cases in different economic sectors. Some of the these cases raised extremely complex legal and economic issues. The analysis of decision practice and case law highlights some critical aspects of recent antitrust enforcement, namely: (i the need to strengthen the fight against cartels; (ii the need to refine the tools used in merger analysis, also through the use of modern econometric methods; (iii the need to enhance the role of economic analysis in the assessment of unilateral exclusionary conduct, in line with the Commission’s Guidance on Article 102 TFEU; and (iv the need to find a better balance between competition rules and sector-specific regulation, so as to avoid overlapping and inconsistencies. A further critical issue is the need to reinforce the protection of the rights of defense. In order to improve the current administrative enforcement system, it is necessary to enhance the procedural guarantees and to remove the limits on judicial review of antitrust decisions, thus enabling administrative courts to review fully, in fact and in law, any aspect of the ICA’s finding of infringement, and to pronounce also on the merits of the case.

  19. Essays on the economics of licensing nuclear power plants

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    Cohen, L.R.

    1979-01-01

    Regulation and licensing of nuclear power plants by the United States Atomic Energy Commission and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission are discussed. Chapter 1 overviews the licensing process and issues raised in licensing cases. Based on a sample of plants licensed between 1967 and 1978, a statistical study of the impact of public participation in licensing is performed. The study concludes that public participation has had a major impact on licensing and power-plant costs. The impact is due to a fundamental weakness of the Commissions: their inability to resolve certain issues related to acceptable social risk. The study has important policy implications for reforming the Federal licensing process. Chapter 2 contains an analysis of the Price-Anderson Act, a Federal program for compensating victims of large nuclear accidents. The Price-Anderson Act is placed within the context of generalized federal disaster relief. A model is developed that allows an evaluation programs on the basis of moral hazard and equity principles. Chapter 3 analyzes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's treatment of its mandatory antitrust review of applicants for nuclear power plants. The main conclusion of the chapter is that the reviews have not addressed the central economic issues of antitrust that are relevant to nuclear power. Instead, the reviews contribute to further cartelization of the electric utility industry. While politically expedient, the reviews are counter-productive to the development of an optimal industry structure

  20. Regional energy supply in 1996/1997. Progress report of the working pool of regional power supply companies (ARE e.V.); Regionale Energieversorgung 1996-1997. Taetigkeitsbericht der Arbeitsgemeinschaft regionaler Energieversorgungs-Unternehmen - ARE - e.V

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    1998-04-01

    Generally speaking the present report deals with the regional power supply as part of the whole economy. In this connection it also addresses issues of economic development. The following topics are covered in its report on the activities of ARE since the annual meeting of 1996; energy policy, regional supply in the new Laender, European common market for electricity and natural gas, energy-economic law, special provisions under cartel law concerning public utilities. The report concludes with a description of the organisation of ARE (tasks and aims, members, executive board, management, committees, headquarters). (RHM) [Deutsch] Gegenstand des Berichtes ist zunaechst die regionale Energieversorgung im Rahmen der Gesamtwirtschaft. Dabei wird sowohl auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung als auf die regionale Energieversorgung eingegangen. Anschliessend wird ein Ueberblick ueber die Taetigkeit des ARE seit der Jahrestagung 1996 gegeben. Dabei werden Aktivitaeten in den Bereichen Energiepolitik, Regionalversorgung in den neuen Bundeslaendern, europaeischer Binnenmarkt fuer Elektrizitaet und Gas, Energiewirtschaftsrecht sowie kartellrechtlicher Ausnahmebereich Versorgungswirtschaft behandelt. Abschliessend wird die Organisation der ARE (Aufgaben und Ziele, Mitglieder, Vorstand, Geschaeftsfuehrung, Ausschuesse, Geschaeftsstelle) beschrieben. (RHM)

  1. Duopoly price competition on markets with agricultural products

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    Marie Prášilová

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A situation, in which two firms compete, is in the economic theory described by duopoly models. Market equilibrium on the duopoly market is formed in a reciprocal adjustment process of market prices and materialized market opportunities. The goal of the analysis is to find out whether the agricultural products market is significantly influenced by appearance of duopolies, what form they have and if they can fundamentally influence the price level of food. That food chain stores endeavour to mutually adapt food product prices is generally known; it is set especially by the inelastic demand for the mentioned goods on the side of consumers, i.e., by the need to demand basic food. Duopoly reactions to price competition in food chain stores are particularly strong in the case of commodities of milk and tomatoes, where the reactions and approximation of prices can be clearly seen. Based on statistical research it is obvious that the reactions are most reflected on sales of the food chain stores Billa and Albert. To identify specific reactions of price duopoly at retail chains the ANOVA statistical method was used. The firm’s duopoly behaviour as such on the food market need not be a subject for applying punishment from the antimonopoly bureau, if it does not have the cartel agreement character. An example can be the identical potato prices inquiry in the supermarkets of food chain stores.

  2. Building the world's supply of quinine: Dutch colonialism and the origins of a global pharmaceutical industry.

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    Goss, Andrew

    2014-03-01

    Quinine, a naturally occurring alkaloid from the Cinchona tree, was one of the first drugs produced and sold by a global pharmaceutical industry during the nineteenth century. Factories in Europe and North America dominated the manufacturing industry, and between 1890 and 1940, Cinchona plantations on Java supplied most of the bark for the quinine pharmaceutical business. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Dutch colonial state kept a hands-off approach to the Cinchona enterprises, in keeping with its liberal orientation. But the persistent low-price for bark, which led to the near ruin of the Cinchona planters, eventually pushed the colonial state to actively protect the Cinchona plantations. Colonial officials sought to stabilize the colonial Cinchona export-business by encouraging the integration of the quinine industry on a global scale. Most important was the colonial state's sponsorship in 1913 of the Quinine Agreement, establishing a set price for Cinchona bark, which created the world's first pharmaceutical cartel. In the interwar period, an alliance of Dutch government officials, planters, scientists, doctors and drug-makers, working in both the motherland and the colony, actively promoted the expansion of quinine consumption, as well as the merit of the Quinine Agreement, which they argued supplied guaranteed a steady supply of quinine, all for the wellbeing of global humanity. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Deregulating with no regulator: Is the German electricity transmission regime institutionally correct?

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    Glachant, Jean-Michel; Dubois, Ute; Perez, Yannick

    2008-01-01

    From 1998 to 2005, the German transmission grid has been put under a self-regulated arrangement. It seems hard to believe that transmission lines can be opened to 'third-party access' only with a 'negotiated access regime' and no regulator supervision. It seems contradictory with the notion of 'ex post contractual hazards' promoted by V. Goldberg and O. Williamson. If a weak institutional arrangement is implemented, one might assume that it has to be harmful to network and market access. If it is not to be inefficient, why and how could it work? When looking at rules and prices for accessing the transmission network and the corresponding wholesale markets in Germany, the 'club' arrangement for transmission opening does not appear so harmful. Accordingly, we have to reconsider the ex ante and ex post institutional mechanism of such a 'club' arrangement. Ex ante, we first reconsider skills and strengths of industrial consumers and German Business associations in defining and assessing rules of transmission access. We underline that incomplete vertical and horizontal integration of German electricity companies impeded extensive cartel collusion. Ex post, we first look at a strong Competition Authority backing. Then we discover that ex ante and ex post dimensions are much more mixed and reinforced in an open 'cumulative pro-competition process' framed by the Competition Authority. (author)

  4. Global leaf companies control the tobacco market in Malawi.

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    Otañez, Marty G; Mamudu, Hadii; Glantz, Stanton A

    2007-08-01

    To examine the influence of US-based tobacco leaf-buying companies, Universal Corporation and Alliance One International, on Malawi's economy and trade policy in 2000-6. Analyses of ethnographic data and tobacco industry documents. Universal Corporation and Alliance One International, through their subsidiary companies Limbe Leaf and Alliance One, respectively, in Malawi, control policy-making advisory groups and operate a tobacco cartel to influence Malawi's economic and trade sectors. Limbe Leaf's corporate secretary and lawyer is a member of several policy-making committees that advise the Malawi government on tobacco-related trade policy. The corporate representative's presence prevents other committee members from taking positions against the tobacco industry and ensures government policy that advances industry interests to obtain low-cost tobacco. The World Bank and Malawi's Anti-corruption Bureau report allegations of collusion between Limbe Leaf and Alliance One over prices at tobacco markets. Allegations of collusion between Limbe Leaf and Alliance One prompted Malawi President Bingu Mutharika in 2006 to warn the companies to end non-competitive practices or leave the country, but there was no meaningful follow-up action. Findings from interviews with small-scale tobacco traders in Malawi suggest that Universal and Alliance One International purchase smuggled raw tobacco from the neighbouring countries, Zambia and Mozambique, undermining growers' efforts to benefit from tobacco farming in Malawi. These actions restrict competition, depress tobacco prices for Malawi's farmers and contribute to poverty in Malawi, while keeping the country dependent on tobacco growing.

  5. Regional energy supply in 1994/1995. Progress report of the working pool of regional power supply companies (ARE e.V.); Regionale Energieversorgung 1994/1995. Taetigkeitsbericht der Arbeitsgemeinschaft regionaler Energieversorgungs-Unternehmen - ARE - e.V

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    1996-04-01

    Generally speaking the present report deals with the regional power supply as part of the whole economy. In this connection it also addresses issues of economic development. The following topics are covered in its report on the activities of ARE since the annual meeting of 1994; energy policy, regional supply in the new Laender, European common market for electricity, energy-economic law, special provisions under cartel law concerning public utilities. The report concludes with a description of the organisation of ARE (tasks and aims, members, executive board, management, committees, headquarters). (RHM) [Deutsch] Gegenstand des Berichtes ist zunaechst die regionale Energieversorgung im Rahmen der Gesamtwirtschaft. Dabei wird sowohl auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung als auf die regionale Energieversorgung eingegangen. Anschliessend wird ein Ueberblick ueber die Taetigkeit des ARE seit der Jahrestagung 1994 gegeben. Dabei werden Aktivitaeten in den Bereichen Energiepolitik, Regionalversorgung in den neuen Bundeslaendern, europaeischer Binnenmarkt fuer Elektrizitaet, Energiewirtschaftsrecht sowie kartellrechtlicher Ausnahmebereich Versorgungswirtschaft behandelt. Abschliessend wird die Organisation der ARE (Aufgaben und Ziele, Mitglieder, Vorstand, Geschaeftsfuehrung, Ausschuesse, Geschaeftsstelle) beschrieben. (RHM)

  6. Sustainable fuel, food, fertilizer and ecosystems through a global artificial photosynthetic system: overcoming anticompetitive barriers

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    Bruce, Alex; Faunce, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses challenges that artificial photosynthetic (AP) systems will face when entering and competing in a global market characterized by established fossil fuel technology. It provides a perspective on the neoliberal principles underpinning much policy entrenching such environmentally destructive technology and outlines how competition law could aid overcoming these hurdles for AP development. In particular, it critiques the potential for competition law to promote a global AP initiative with greater emphasis on atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen fixation (as well as solar-driven water splitting) to produce an equitable, globally distributed source of human food, fertilizer and biosphere sustainability, as well as hydrogen-based fuel. Some relevant strategies of competition law evaluated in this context include greater citizen–consumer involvement in shaping market values, legal requirements to factor services from the natural environment (i.e. provision of clean air, water, soil pollution degradation) into corporate costs, reform of corporate taxation and requirements to balance maximization of shareholder profit with contribution to a nominated public good, a global financial transactions tax, as well as prohibiting horizontal cartels, vertical agreements and unilateral misuse of market power. PMID:26052427

  7. [Colombia: out of the eye of the hurricane, but still close].

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    Pérez Gómez, Augusto

    2013-01-01

    Colombia is not the same country of the 80s and 90s of last century. The big drug cartels disappeared, but their heirs diversified their activities, created alliances with guerrillas and paramilitaries, and increased the number of minors associated with criminal behaviours. The country has not been systematic in its drug abuse data collection, and there is a remarkable imbalance in the investments made on drug supply and drug demand: 98% and 2%, respectively. However, the official reports assert that there are at least 300,000 people in need of treatment. Regarding drug abuse, Colombia is in the "middle range" in Latin America, together with Peru and Mexico; Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are above them, and Ecuador and Bolivia below. Drug consumption was decriminalized in 1994, and the implication was that those involved in drug abuse problems had to find their way out by themselves; this implication contributed to the poor development of the state treatment system. In spite of a new law imposing the obligation of free treatment to everyone asking for it, the health system is on the border of collapse and won't be able to face those requirements.

  8. Efectividad del programa Promoción de alimentación saludable en estudiantes de escuelas públicas del estado de Sonora

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    Trinidad Quizán Plata

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto de un programa de intervención en escolares de seis a ocho años en Hermosillo, Sonora. Fue un estudio experimental aleatorio y controlado, tres escuelas intervenidas (n= 62 y tres escuelas no intervenidas (n= 64. El programa de intervención incluyó talleres educativos, carteles publicitarios, disponibilidad de alimentos saludables, premiación por consumo de alimentos saludables, copla infantil y folletos informativos. La disponibilidad de alimentos saludables en las tiendas escolares aumentó después de aplicar el programa de intervención (p≤0.05 y se incrementó el consumo de frutas y verduras durante el recreo. Los escolares no intervenidos presentan mayor riesgo de consumir alimentos no saludables durante el recreo ( RM , 95% IC , 3.7, 1.7-7.8, p=0.001. El consumo de los macronutrimentos fue menor (p≤0.05 en el grupo de intervención. El PI tuvo efecto positivo en el consumo de alimentos de los escolares.

  9. Paisaje sonoro de una invasión marciana - La intervención de los principios constructivos radiofónicos en el proceso de creación de las imágenes auditivas de 'La guerra de los mundos' (Orson Welles, 1938

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    Lic. Lourdes Novalbos Bou

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    Full Text Available La densa iconosfera que caracteriza la civilización contemporánea postindustrial (desde la fotografía a la imagen sintética generada por ordenador, pasando por el cartel, el cómic, el cine o la imagen electrónica de televisión constata que el ser humano es un "animal visual"; un "animal visual" que sobrevive, fundamentalmente, gracias a la agudeza del aparato ocular y que se relaciona con el entorno y obtiene información, gratificación intelectual, cultural, espiritual e incluso sexual a través de la mirada. En definitiva, vivimos en un mundo creado para los ojos, en una civilización basada, desde sus orígenes, en la percepción visual. En este "universo ocular", el sentido del oído ha quedado relegado a un segundo plano, supeditado a las necesidades y carencias de la vista. Y la radio con él: la mayoría de los estudiosos de los medios de comunicación audiovisual orientan sus investigaciones hacia el ámbito de la imagen visual del cine y la televisión. Las imágenes auditivas radiofónicas, sin embargo, parecen haber quedado relegadas en el olvido.

  10. Oil market structures-strategies and performances of the actors of the international petroleum system

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    Djermaine, Rebai

    1999-01-01

    The rises of petroleum prices as revealed by the oil crises of the 1970's are the consequences of a beside market perverse game between artificial factors. The public management and the intervention of public authorities have contributed to the unbalancing of oil markets and to the confusion of the actor's strategies in the international petroleum system. The chronical decay of the petroleum prices indicate the slow and silent come back of the economical forces (laws). The management of an exhaustible asset like petroleum, raises lot of intriguing problems. This work aims at exploring the problems linked with this type of management where the decisions of the profession, of private and public companies and of the governments are closely interfering. The study is largely inspired of the meso-economical approach which consists in examining the markets structure and their determining factors, and the strategies and results of the actors of the world petroleum system. The examination of the structures/strategies/results sequence does not neglect the relations and feedbacks between each of these elements. The economical theory of oligopoly and cartel markets is also used to examine the way how prices are determined in petroleum markets. A critical presentation of the energy models allows to show how it is possible to understand, foresee and control the evolution of these prices and the possible supply/demand equilibrium. The study takes also into consideration the debates and controversies about the 'green tax' and its impact of petroleum supply and demand. (J.S.)

  11. Energy law. The legal boundary conditions of power supply. 2. rev. ed.

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    Stuhlmacher, Gerd; Stappert, Holger; Jansen, Guido

    2015-01-01

    Now appearing in its second edition, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the legal framework governing the energy sector. It provides readily understandable coverage, across the relevant subfields of law, of the legal regulations applicable to any manner of activity in the energy sector along with a wealth of practical advice on the interpretation and application of legal provisions. The content has been thoroughly revised, updated to reflect the current status of legislation and supplemented with numerous chapters. The 2014 amendment of the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) and its practical impact have also been taken into account. The following topics are covered amongst others: unbundling of network operation; connection and access to networks and metering; network charges and incentive regulation; easement contracts; energy supply and basic services; energy and electricity taxes; cartel law, law on operating aids, procurement law; energy trade OTC and at exchanges; energy trade surveillance law; fuel production and fracking; conventional and nuclear power production; renewable energy production (including offshore production); energy storage and power-to-gas; transmission line construction; climate protection (including the 2014 EEG, emission trade and the Law on the Promotion of Renewable Energy in the Heat Sector); cogeneration law, district heating and contracting; and investment protection.

  12. Entramados institucionales y delincuencia. El caso de Michoacán, México

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    Full Text Available A pesar de la emergencia social que ha significado la inseguridad en México existe poco debate académico sobre las políticas públicas que deben darse en el corto y mediano plazo para resolver el problema. Desde la perspectiva del Estado Federal Mexicano, la médula de la inseguridad la constituye la alta demanda de drogas en los Estados Unidos que alienta el crecimiento de carteles delincuenciales dedicados al tráfico de enervantes. En esta misma perspectiva, la facilidad en tráfico de armas de asalto contribuye a agravar la situación. La realidad, sin embargo, es que existen problemas institucionales severos que han minado la capacidad del Estado por normar la convivencia entre los ciudadanos. El caso de Michoacán refleja entramados institucionales débiles producto de una transición política que no ha logrado consolidar instituciones a nivel de gobierno estatal y municipal, lo suficiente solidas para normar efectivamente la convivencia entre los michoacanos.

  13. MÉTODOS CONTRACEPTIVOS: ESTRATÉGIA EDUCATIVA COM ADOLESCENTES

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    KELANNE LIMA DA SILVA

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue describir estrategias de educación en salud conversando sobre métodos contraceptivos con 20 adolescentes de 12 a 15 años de edad, del 7o año de una escuela pública de Fortaleza, en noviembre de 2007. La metodología participativa, del tipo relato de experiencia, fue utilizada durante las prácticas educativas, con duración de 150 minutos en media. Los adolescentes fueron divididos en cuatro subgrupos interactuando en forma rotativa. Los métodos explorados fueron: control, vasectomía, ligadura, dispositivo intrauterino (DIU, diafragma, preservativos masculino y femenino y anticonceptivo oral. Cada método fue explicado a través de materiales como carteles, globos, dibujos y diversiones con encuestas a los grupos. Se verificó un déficit de conocimiento sobre anatomía y fisiología, acarreando dudas sobre algunos métodos. El preservativo masculino fue el método más popular; el femenino fue el DIU y el diafragma que mostraron ser los métodos menos esclarecidos. La participación del enfermero en la escuela facilita el aprendizaje de nuevos conocimientos para el adolescente.

  14. The sex industry in fiction: Rolo Diez’ Poussière du désert and women’s exploitation in Mexico

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    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The frontier between Mexico and the United States is known for some of the most violent crimes in contemporary Mexican society, and these include women’s exploitation. Argentine writer Rolo Diez chooses to set his crime novels in this context of violence and criminality: La vida que me doy (2000 and Matamujeres (2001 explore the exploitation of women through brutality, prostitution, disappearances and murders. Certainly willing to depict the brutality of this lawless chaos, crime novels often comply with sensationalist codes such as eroticization of female bodies and complaisance in representing the extreme violence of cartels and prostitution. Thus, they cannot avoid the ethical questioning they are willing to submit contemporary Mexican society to. This essay explores to what extent literature is able to examine brutal exploitation without being endangered by exhibitionism. After examining the possibility for literature to represent obscenity without perverting both the author and the reader, this article will analyse Rolo Diez’ representation of sexual business and violence towards women in Mexico, and question whether or not his crime novels avoid the risk of voyeurism.

  15. “Benvenuti all’inferno”: aggressione neo-nazista e cultura hip-hop turco-tedesca negli anni Novanta

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article explores the trauma of the racist attacks of Hoyerswerda, Rostock-Lichtenhagen, Mölln and Solingen in the early 1990s and their impact on the Turkish community in Germany using the example of rap lyrics composed during those years. Hip-hop culture in Germany is primarily appropriated by male immigrant youths, especially with Turkish roots. During the first years of German rap (early 1990s, it is thus natural that the themes of the rappers were dominated by issues of social integration, multicultural coexistence and, after traumatic events of the racist attacks, of xenophobia and racism. After a short introduction to Turkish-German hip-hop culture (general features, social and cultural implications, Kanaksta Rap and the Kanak Attak community, the article provides some lyrics (in German and Turkish and an analysis of the reception of the attacks in German hip-hop culture, especially in the production of the rap formation Cartel, a merging of several hip-hop groups with mainly Turkish elements.

  16. OPEC's optimal crude oil price

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    Horn, Manfred

    2004-01-01

    OPEC decided to stabilise oil prices within a range of 22-28 US Dollar/barrel of crude oil. Such an oil-price-level is far beyond the short and long run marginal costs of oil production, beyond even that in regions with particularly high costs. Nevertheless, OPEC may achieve its goal if world demand for oil increases substantially in the future and oil resources outside the OPEC are not big enough to accordingly increase production. In this case OPEC, which controls about 78% of world oil reserves, has to supply a large share of that demand increase. If we assume OPEC will behave as a partial monopolist on the oil market, which takes into consideration the reaction of the other producers to its own sales strategy, it can reach its price target. Lower prices before 2020 are probable only if the OPEC cartel breaks up. Higher prices are possible if production outside OPEC is inelastic as assumed by some geologists, but they would probably stimulate the production of unconventional oil based on oil sand or coal. Crude oil prices above 30 US Dollar/barrel are therefore probably not sustainable for a long period. (Author)

  17. La problemática del narcotráfico en México y los esfuerzos institucionales para responder al flagelo

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En el sexenio del presidente Felipe Calderón (2006-2012 se toma la decisión de enfrentar a los carteles que operan en el país. Iniciada la “guerra contra las drogas”, el Estado mexicano no puede contar con las fuerzas de seguridad pública porque identifican en las mismas grandes problemas de organización, falta de eficacia y corrupción. Por ello optan como solución de compromiso sacar a los militares de los cuarteles, desempeñando estos posiciones de jefes de Policía en los principales estados y municipios mexicanos, y operando de forma directa con unidades militares regulares en las calles. Se señala esta como una de las causas del gran aumento de la violencia en México. Fruto de una reflexión “profesional”, Genero García Luna, secretario de Seguridad Pública impulsa paralelamente, con el apoyo político del presidente y de los gobernadores, una reforma compleja que busca modernizar el sistema de seguridad pública del país.

  18. CRIMINAL AGENDAS AND PEACE PROCESSES IN COLOMBIA: THE CASE “DONBERNABILIDAD” IN MEDELLIN

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    ESTEBAN ARRATIA SANDOVAL

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The widespread impact of criminal violence in Latin America, has led it to be ranked as the most dangerous region in the planet by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. This situation, combined with the ineffectiveness of the policies implemented so far to mitigate it has generated an intense debate about how, some classic conflict resolution tools as mediation could be explored to contain the violence associated with drug cartels, militias and gangs. However, which are the principal risks to mediate with criminal groups? This article aims to answer this question, using as a case study the city of Medellin. In 2003, the Antioquian capital experienced a dramatic drop in homicides product of aka Don Berna hegemony over all the armed actors operating in the city and subsequent demobilization of his paramilitary group Cacique Nutibara Block, period best known locally as Donbernability. In this way, based on the Colombian case, this work analyzes, under a qualitative approach, the main constraints faced by Governments to mediate with criminal actors to reduce the levels of lethality, usually in exchange for judicial benefits.

  19. El uso de minijuegos en la enseñanza–aprendizaje de Física y Química de Bachillerato

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El proyecto realizado se ha cimentado en el empleo de minijuegos educativos gratuitos que guarden alguna relacio?n con la materia de Física y Química. Esta temática ha sido seleccionada por consenso con los alumnos en base a las utilidades didácticas de los videojuegos, a la seducción que ejercen sobre los estudiantes y a la mejora en el desarrollo de sus habilidades TIC. Esta acción se realizó durante el curso 2012–2013 con alumnos de 1º de Bachillerato de las modalidades de salud y científico–tecnológica. Los estudiantes se organizaron por equipos de trabajo heterogéneos e inicialmente seleccionaron y analizaron minijuegos. Una vez escogidos, realizaron las siguientes tareas: una revista digital, una fotografía interactiva, un test multimedia y un cartel de presentación. Estas actividades fueron compartidas en la red social Edmodo. A tenor de los resultados obtenidos en la autoevaluación efectuada por los alumnos, se puede consideran la ejecución de este proyecto como un éxito. 

  20. The Leniency Agreement as Antitrust Guardianship instrument in Brazil Abrir no Google Tradutor Feedback Google Tradutor https://translate.google.com.br/?hl=pt-BR Inglês. Português. Espanhol. Detectar idioma. Português. Inglês. Espanhol. Traduzir texto ou ... Participe da comunidade do Google Tradutor. Google Tradutor ... Google Tradutor https://translate.google.com.br/?hl=pt-PT Inglês. Português. Francês. Detectar idioma. Português. Inglês. Francês. Traduzir texto ou página Web. Escreva texto ou o endereço de um Web site ou traduza ... Tradutor Inglês Português tradutor.babylon-software.com/ingles/portugues/ Tradutor Inglês para Português Gratuito da Babylon. Traduza Inglês Português ou simplesmente baixe o nosso dicionário de definições e traduções gratuito. Reverso | Tradução online grátis, dicionário www.reverso.net/text_translation.aspx?lang=PT Reverso.net: serviço de tradução gratuita em Inglês, Português, Francês, Espanhol, Italiano, Alemão, Russo, Hebraico, Chinês, Japonês. Tradutor Ingles Português www.tradutoringlesportugues.biz/ Tradutor Ingles Português livre, O tradutor traduz qualquer texto de Português para Inglês e de Inglês para Português. Tradutor Português-Inglês www.tradutor24x7.com/portugues/ingles/ Livre Português para a tradução Inglês. Traduzir Português para Inglês on-line gratuito. Tradutor Inglês-Português www.tradutor24x7.com/ingles/portugues/ Livre Inglês para a tradução Português. Traduzir Inglês para Português on-line gratuito. Tradutor Online, Tradutor Inglês Português - Guia de Mulher www.guiademulher.com.br/tradutor.htm Tradutor inglês português, tradutor online de textos do inglês para o português. Ferramenta de idiomas. Use aqui o tradutor do google. Dicionário Inglês-Português - Tradução - bab.la pt.bab.la/dicionario/ingles-portugues/ Pesquisar no dicionário Inglês-Português: Encontre uma tradução para português no dicionário de inglês gratuito do bab.la. Bing Tradutor br.bing.com/translator/ 0/5000. Opções de Voz. Masculina. Feminina. Traduzir. Português ... Faça mais com o Tradutor. Privacidade e Cookies · Legal · Anunciar · Sobre os nossos ... Pesquisas relacionadas a tradutor ingles portugues tradutor ingles portugues gratis on line tradutor ingles portugues online gratuito tradutor ingles portugues gratis online tradutor ingles portugues download tradutor ingles portugues yahoo tradutor ingles portugues uol tradutor ingles portugues babylon tradutor ingles portugues bussola 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Mais

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    Full Text Available The market economy countries have significant concerns with the restraint of trade, requiring constitute regulatory frameworks and mechanisms to protect economic competition, so that economic efficiency is governed by legislation determined by the State. To mitigate the problems arising from the formation of a cartel that prevent free competition, causing damage to the community, the Office of the leniency agreement arises, administered by the Board of Directors and Economic Defense - CADE - the body responsible for prevention and repression of offenses against economic order. The leniency agreement is one of the most effective tools used by antitrust authorities to provide effective enforcement of antitrust law as regards the repression of anti-competitive practices although there are some contradictions in the field of ethics. In fulfilling the leniency agreement, the proposing informer may have the extinction of the punitive action or reduction of one to two thirds of the penalty applicable at the administrative level and in the criminal context, automatically terminate the punishment of crimes against the economic order.

  1. [Deaths by homicide in Mexico: trends, socio-geographical variations and associated factors].

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    González-Pérez, Guillermo Julián; Vega-López, María Guadalupe; Cabrera-Pivaral, Carlos Enrique; Vega-López, Agustín; Muñoz de la Torre, Armando

    2012-12-01

    This study seeks to analyze the trend of homicide rates (total and by firearm) in Mexico between 1990 and 2009 and identify the variables that best explain the geographical variations of these rates in the 2008-2009 two-year period. Homicide rates, adjusted for age, were calculated for both sexes between 1990 and 2009 and for each state in 2008-2009. Factors associated with the interstate variations in the homicide rates were identified using multiple linear regression analysis. Results show that the homicide rate in Mexico decreased between 1990 and 2007, but doubled over the last two years (from 7.6 to 16.6 per 100,000). In 2009, the male homicide rate was almost 9 times higher than the female rate and about two-thirds of homicides involved firearms. Multivariate analysis reveals that impunity, drug trafficking, alcohol and drug consumption and school dropout in basic education - in that order - are key factors for understanding the geographical variations in homicide rates in Mexico in 2008-2009. Findings suggest that to reduce the number of homicide victims and spatial variations in the rate, it is necessary not only to fight the drug cartels, but above all to implement structural reforms in the criminal justice system and reduce the socioeconomic disparities among states.

  2. Los Zetas and Proprietary Radio Network Development

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    James Halverson

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The years from 2006 through 2011 were very active years for a number of Mexican drug trafficking organizations. However, the group that probably saw the most meteoric rise in this period, Los Zetas, had a unique and innovative tool at their disposal. It was during these years that the group constructed and utilized a proprietary encrypted radio network that grew to span from Texas to Guatemala through the Gulf States of Mexico and across much of the rest of the country. This network gave the group an operational edge. It also stood as a symbol of the latitude the group enjoyed across vast areas, as this extensive illicit infrastructure stood, in the face of the government and rival cartels, for six years. This investigation explicates the process by which Los Zetas constructed, concealed and utilized this network and attempts to draw conclusions about the motivations and organizational dynamics that brought the network to be, with attention paid to what this case says about the complex engineering capabilities of non-state entities in general.

  3. THE MANIFESTATION OF THE ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION IN THE CURRENT ROMANIAN ECONOMY

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The abuse use of a dominant position constitutes an important form of manifestation of anti-competitive practices. Almost all competition laws have some provisions on the abuse of dominant position. Most European laws, including the one of the European Union, contain an express provision prohibiting the abuse of dominant position. However, they rarely include a definition of what constitutes abuse of dominant position, but most of them pass in review examples of behaviors that may be considered illegal. In countries with a developed market economy, the legal provisions regarding abuse of dominant position were not so important and so widely used as the provisioning governing mergers and the cartel behavior. The explanation is that in a developed economy, the markets are larger, firms are more numerous, and the entry on the market is relatively easy. As a result, there are few markets where a firm with a dominant position can exercise its market influence for longer periods without new entries being attracted. For this study we decided to present the most famous cases involving the abuse of dominant position registered on Romanian market of mobile phones in 2011 and sanctioned by the Romanian Competition Council.

  4. Law of the energy economy. A practical manual. 4. new rev. ed.

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    Schneider, Jens-Peter; Theobald, Christian

    2013-01-01

    This manual presents the laws governing the electricity and gas markets, a field that has evolved at ever greater speed since the onset of liberalisation. Its content is of practical relevance and well-founded, yet nonetheless readily comprehensible to the layman. Following introductory sections on the technical and economic as well as national and European foundations of energy law are a wealth of contributions offering detailed analyses of the regulation of market structures; planning and licensing of energy infrastructure and energy installations; granting of municipal concessions to energy supply companies; trade in energy and emission permits as well as grid operation and grid utilisation; energy regulatory authorities and procedures; promotion of renewable energy, cogeneration and energy saving. The manual consistently takes account of the relevant regulations of cartel, municipal, environmental, tax, contractual and financial market law. Links to energy law proper are duly covered wherever practically relevant. The following legislation in particular has been incorporated in this new edition: 2011 amendment to the Energy Economy Law (unbundling, transmission system operator, grid development plans, modernisation in metrology, new consumer rights); 2012 amendment to the Nuclear Energy Law; Grid Expansion Acceleration and Transmission System Law of 2011 (NABEG); Renewable Energy Law of 2012; and Cogeneration Law of 2012.

  5. Classrooms in Peace Within Violent Contexts: Field Evaluation of Aulas en Paz in Colombia.

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    Chaux, Enrique; Barrera, Madeleine; Molano, Andrés; Velásquez, Ana María; Castellanos, Melisa; Chaparro, Maria Paula; Bustamante, Andrea

    2017-10-01

    Classrooms in Peace (Aulas en Paz) is an elementary school-based multicomponent program for prevention of aggression and promotion of peaceful relationships. Inspired by international programs and socio-emotional research, it includes (1) a classroom universal curriculum, (2) parent workshops and home visits to parents of the 10% most aggressive children, and (3) extracurricular peer groups of two aggressive and four prosocial children. Activities seek to promote socio-emotional competencies such as empathy, anger management, creative generation of alternatives, and assertiveness. A 2-year quasi-experimental evaluation was conducted with 1154 students from 55 classrooms of seven public schools located in neighborhoods with the presence of youth gangs, drug cartels, and high levels of community violence in two Colombian cities. Despite several implementation (e.g., about half of the activities were not implemented) and evaluation (e.g., randomization problems, large number of missing data, and changes between treatment and control groups) challenges, positive results were found in prosocial behavior and in reduction of aggressive behavior, according to teacher reports, and in assertiveness and reduction of verbal victimization, according to student reports. Furthermore, implementation cost (25 US dollars per student per year) was very low compared to other programs in developed countries. This study shows that the Classrooms in Peace program has an important potential to generate positive results and highlights the challenges of implementing and evaluating prevention programs in highly violent environments.

  6. Solar thermal technology development: Estimated market size and energy cost savings. Volume 2: Assumptions, methodology and results

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    Gates, W. R.

    1983-02-01

    Estimated future energy cost savings associated with the development of cost-competitive solar thermal technologies (STT) are discussed. Analysis is restricted to STT in electric applications for 16 high-insolation/high-energy-price states. Three fuel price scenarios and three 1990 STT system costs are considered, reflecting uncertainty over future fuel prices and STT cost projections. Solar thermal technology research and development (R&D) is found to be unacceptably risky for private industry in the absence of federal support. Energy cost savings were projected to range from $0 to $10 billion (1990 values in 1981 dollars), depending on the system cost and fuel price scenario. Normal R&D investment risks are accentuated because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel can artificially manipulate oil prices and undercut growth of alternative energy sources. Federal participation in STT R&D to help capture the potential benefits of developing cost-competitive STT was found to be in the national interest. Analysis is also provided regarding two federal incentives currently in use: The Federal Business Energy Tax Credit and direct R&D funding.

  7. José Rosa y La guaracha del Macho Camacho de Luis Rafael Sánchez: texto, iconotexto y palimpsesto

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    Full Text Available La edición de Cátedra de La guaracha del Macho Camacho (2000 de Luis R. Sánchez lleva en su portada una reproducción incompleta de un llamativo cartel del artista puertorriqueño José Rosa. Esta obra, un iconotexto que estudiamos y reproducimos íntegramente, incorpora una rica serie de citas –falsas y verdaderas– de La guaracha. Proponemos un recorrido interpretativo de la configuración visual y textual de esta imagen, creada con otro fin que el de servir de pórtico a la novela. Con ella Rosa condensaba ya en 1977 de manera sorprendente muchos de los enfoques que los críticos literarios de Sánchez sólo desarrollarían mucho más tarde: la desacralización, el enmascaramiento racial, sexual y social, la dictadura del ocio y del consumo, el barroquismo... Como copista infiel y retozón, Rosa reinterpreta La guaracha insertando su autobiografía en ella y sobre todo insistiendo en que oigamos su trasfondo sonoro más profundo hecho de violencia, de racismo, de explotación y de exclusión.

  8. Natural gas - the energy source of the near future

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    Hagland, Jan

    2001-01-01

    According to Exxon, half of the world's total oil and gas reserves must be renewed before 2010. It is the responsibility of governments all over the world to see to it that also natural gas comes on the global energy market. Although oil remains the dominating energy source for the next twenty years, the demand for gas is increasing by fifty percent more than oil, and gas is regarded as the energy resource of the future. As a gas-producing nation, Norway will play an important role in the European gas market in the future. Norwegian gas will supply a considerable amount of gas to the European consumers, competing with Russian and Algerian gas. Norwegian gas resources exist in the North Sea, The Norwegian Sea, and possibly in the Barents Sea. One quarter of the world's oil reserves is found in the Middle East, while even greater quantities are found in the former Soviet Union. Thus, the axis Teheran-Moscow would be a powerful link in energy policy, controlling more than half of the world's gas resources and strongly influencing the gas price. A forum, GECF (Gas Exporting Countries Forum), has been established. This forum is led by Iran and has eleven members, including Norway. It denies that it will become a price-controlling cartel like OPEC

  9. Historicising ‘Irregular’ Migration from Senegal to Europe

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Contemporary discourses on migration from West Africa to Europe tend to frame migrants as victims of syndicated trafficking cartels that truck in human desperation. As part of this narrative, migrants are increasingly portrayed as ‘modern-day slaves’ in need of humanitarian protection. In both media and policy circles, African migrants are commonly referred to as desperate travellers who fall prey to exploitative ‘slave traders’ on their clandestine journeys to Europe. And yet, such framings do not adequately account for the ways in which migration from West Africa to Europe has a long and profound history, and thus does not sufficiently correspond to histories of enslavement. Nor do such framings appreciate how contemporary movements within and outside West Africa are informed by interrelated political genealogies that tie Europe to Africa in mutually dialectic ways. Focusing on the case of Senegal, this article aims to disrupt the ‘migrant as slave’ narrative by looking back at the histories of regional and international mobility that continue to shape population movements out of Senegal today.

  10. MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS IN COMPETITION POLICY

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    Full Text Available This paper presents some of the most important microeconomic tools used in assessing antitrust and merger cases by the competition authorities. By explaining the way that microeconomic concepts like “market power”, “critical loss” or “price elasticity of demand” are used by the modern competition policy, the microeconomics scholar can get a practical perspective on the way that these concepts fit into the more general concept of “competition policy”. Extensive economic research has shown what are the market forces and economic factors that determine how cartels, which are at the core of antitrust policy, are established and sustained over time. One of the most important of these factors is the markets exposure to innovation, especially disruptive innovation. In these markets, the paradox, from a competition policy perspective, can be considered the fact that collusion is one of the least important concerns, due to the specific elements that determine the nature of competition.Instead, the main anticompetitive risk in the markets exposed to intensive innovation is unilateral conduct by which dominant incumbents can exclude competitors.

  11. Problems Faced by Mexican Asylum Seekers in the United States

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Violence in Mexico rose sharply in response to President Felipe Calderón’s military campaign against drug cartels which began in late 2006. As a consequence, the number of Mexicans who have sought asylum in the United States has grown significantly. In 2013, Mexicans made up the second largest group of defensive asylum seekers (those in removal proceedings in the United States, behind only China (EOIR 2014b. Yet between 2008 and 2013, the grant rate for Mexican asylum seekers in immigration court fell from 23 percent to nine percent (EOIR 2013, 2014b. This paper examines—from the perspective of an attorney who represented Mexican asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas—the reasons for low asylum approval rates for Mexicans despite high levels of violence in and flight from Mexico from 2008 to 2013. It details the obstacles faced by Mexican asylum seekers along the US-Mexico border, including placement in removal proceedings, detention, evidentiary issues, narrow legal standards, and (effectively judicial notice of country conditions in Mexico. The paper recommends that asylum seekers at the border be placed in affirmative proceedings (before immigration officials, making them eligible for bond. It also proposes increased oversight of immigration judges.

  12. Nuclear power: in perspective

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    Agnew, H.M.

    1980-01-01

    Dr. Agnew, former director of Los Alamos Scientific Lab., observes that modern communications have made the over-populated and less-developed countries impatient to have the energy-intensive living standards enjoyed by Europe and the US. More cartels can be expected, he feels, to give these people economic leverage unless they are supplied with cheap, available energy. He notes that all energy sources, including nuclear, have a role and must be developed. The economic and environmental impacts of nuclear energy compare favorably with other major energy sources, but the public neds to be given factual rather than sensational information about nuclear energy so that realistic comparisons can be made. Dr. Agnew points to new types of reactors for land-based facilities that can be designed and that will be safer than the water-cooled design and eliminate some risks. He also finds fuel reprocessing removing some risks, in contrast to the failing nonproliferation policy. He admonishes opponents of nuclear energy to recognize that their position has serious social and economic implications for developing countries and possibly grave political and security repercussions for the US

  13. Deregulating with no regulator: Is the German electricity transmission regime institutionally correct?

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    Glachant, Jean-Michel; Dubois, Ute; Perez, Yannick [ADIS-Groupe Reseaux Jean-Monnet Research Centre, University of Paris-Sud 11, 27 Avenue Lombart, F-92260 Fontenay aux Roses (France)

    2008-05-15

    From 1998 to 2005, the German transmission grid has been put under a self-regulated arrangement. It seems hard to believe that transmission lines can be opened to 'third-party access' only with a 'negotiated access regime' and no regulator supervision. It seems contradictory with the notion of 'ex post contractual hazards' promoted by V. Goldberg and O. Williamson. If a weak institutional arrangement is implemented, one might assume that it has to be harmful to network and market access. If it is not to be inefficient, why and how could it work? When looking at rules and prices for accessing the transmission network and the corresponding wholesale markets in Germany, the 'club' arrangement for transmission opening does not appear so harmful. Accordingly, we have to reconsider the ex ante and ex post institutional mechanism of such a 'club' arrangement. Ex ante, we first reconsider skills and strengths of industrial consumers and German Business associations in defining and assessing rules of transmission access. We underline that incomplete vertical and horizontal integration of German electricity companies impeded extensive cartel collusion. Ex post, we first look at a strong Competition Authority backing. Then we discover that ex ante and ex post dimensions are much more mixed and reinforced in an open 'cumulative pro-competition process' framed by the Competition Authority. (author)

  14. Political corruption and weak state

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    Full Text Available The author starts from the hypothesis that it is essential for the countries of the region to critically assess the synergy established between systemic, political corruption and a selectively weak, “devious” nature of the state. Moreover, the key dilemma is whether the expanded practice of political rent seeking supports the conclusion that the root of all corruption is in the very existence of the state - particularly in excessive, selective and deforming state interventions and benefits that create a fertile ground for corruption? The author argues that the destructive combination of weak government and rampant political corruption is based on scattered state intervention, while also rule the parties cartel in the executive branch subordinate to parliament, the judiciary and the police. Corrupt exchange takes place with the absence of strong institutional framework and the precise rules of the political and electoral games, control of public finances and effective political and anti-monopoly legislation and practice included. Exit from the current situation can be seen in the realization of effective anti­corruption strategy that integrates preventive and repressive measures and activities and lead to the establishment of principles of good governance. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179076: Politički identitet Srbije u regionalnom i globalnom kontekstu

  15. Law of the energy economy. A practical manual. 4. new rev. ed.; Recht der Energiewirtschaft. Praxishandbuch

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    Schneider, Jens-Peter [Freiburg Univ. (Germany); Theobald, Christian (ed.)

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    This manual presents the laws governing the electricity and gas markets, a field that has evolved at ever greater speed since the onset of liberalisation. Its content is of practical relevance and well-founded, yet nonetheless readily comprehensible to the layman. Following introductory sections on the technical and economic as well as national and European foundations of energy law are a wealth of contributions offering detailed analyses of the regulation of market structures; planning and licensing of energy infrastructure and energy installations; granting of municipal concessions to energy supply companies; trade in energy and emission permits as well as grid operation and grid utilisation; energy regulatory authorities and procedures; promotion of renewable energy, cogeneration and energy saving. The manual consistently takes account of the relevant regulations of cartel, municipal, environmental, tax, contractual and financial market law. Links to energy law proper are duly covered wherever practically relevant. The following legislation in particular has been incorporated in this new edition: 2011 amendment to the Energy Economy Law (unbundling, transmission system operator, grid development plans, modernisation in metrology, new consumer rights); 2012 amendment to the Nuclear Energy Law; Grid Expansion Acceleration and Transmission System Law of 2011 (NABEG); Renewable Energy Law of 2012; and Cogeneration Law of 2012.

  16. ESR dating at K and X band of northeastern Brazilian megafauna

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    Kinoshita, Angela [Departamento de Fisica e Matematica, FFCLRP-USP, Av Bandeirantes, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Universidade Sagrado Coracao, 17011-160 Bauru, SP (Brazil); Magnolia Franca, Alcina [Departamento de Geologia-CTG/UFPE, Recife, PE (Brazil); Augusto Costa de Almeida, Jose [Departamento de Geociencias, UFPB, Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil); Maria Figueiredo, Ana [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares-IPEN-CNEN/SP, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Nicolucci, Patricia [Departamento de Fisica e Matematica, FFCLRP-USP, Av Bandeirantes, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Graeff, Carlos F.O. [Departamento de Fisica e Matematica, FFCLRP-USP, Av Bandeirantes, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Baffa, Oswaldo [Departamento de Fisica e Matematica, FFCLRP-USP, Av Bandeirantes, 14040-901 Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: baffa@ffclrp.usp.br

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    The archaeological dose (AD) was measured in three tooth samples of giant mammals that belonged to Brazilian megafauna using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy at X-band ({nu} {approx}9.5GHz) and K-band ({nu} {approx}24GHz). Samples were collected in Lagoa de Dentro, Puxinana city in Paraiba, a northeast state in Brazil and were identified as Haplomastodon waringi (Holland) (two teeth) and one tooth sample of Xenorhinotherium bahiense (Cartele and Lessa). The average AD led to an age for the Haplomastodon samples of 11.6kybp. For one sample (Haplomastodon) K-band was also employed to evaluate the AD. The K-band spectrum had three components, determined using spectral simulation as follows: a wide isotropic line with g factor 2.0048, an orthorhombic line with gx=2.0034, gy=2.0022 and gz=1.9974, and another isotropic line with g factor 2.0008. The amplitude of these three signals increase with the added dose and the average dose found was 26+/-5Gy. This result is compatible with the AD determined with X-band 21+/-3Gy.

  17. ESR dating at K and X band of northeastern Brazilian megafauna.

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    Kinoshita, Angela; Magnólia Franca, Alcina; Augusto Costa de Almeida, José; Figueiredo, Ana Maria; Nicolucci, Patricia; Graeff, Carlos F O; Baffa, Oswaldo

    2005-02-01

    The archaeological dose (AD) was measured in three tooth samples of giant mammals that belonged to Brazilian megafauna using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy at X-band (nu approximately 9.5 GHz) and K-band (nu approximately 24 GHz). Samples were collected in Lagoa de Dentro, Puxinanã city in Paraiba, a northeast state in Brazil and were identified as Haplomastodon waringi (Holland) (two teeth) and one tooth sample of Xenorhinotherium bahiense (Cartele and Lessa). The average AD led to an age for the Haplomastodon samples of 11.6 ky bp. For one sample (Haplomastodon) K-band was also employed to evaluate the AD. The K-band spectrum had three components, determined using spectral simulation as follows: a wide isotropic line with g factor 2.0048, an orthorhombic line with g(x)=2.0034, g(y)=2.0022 and g(z)=1.9974, and another isotropic line with g factor 2.0008. The amplitude of these three signals increase with the added dose and the average dose found was 26+/-5 Gy. This result is compatible with the AD determined with X-band 21+/-3 Gy.

  18. The Economics of Information, Studiously Ignored in the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing

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    Joseph Henry Vogel et. al.

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    Full Text Available The economics of information has been studiously ignored in the ten Conferences of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Nevertheless, an academic literature exists which recognises genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge as natural and artificial information. Its unambiguous prescriptions would widen the scope of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS and resolve almost all of the contentious issues identified by Kamau et al. One begins with retroactivity: because biological resources exhibit tangible and intangible aspects, the latter can be conceptualised as a set of natural information where value currently added in a patent is access to a subset not previously accessed. The economics quickly leads to a justification for a biodiversity cartel among countries of origin, wholly analogous to monopoly intellectual property rights. To achieve such a sea change in policymaking, the justification must be accompanied by a narrative that can penetrate the social sphere, much as Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights achieved through the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Several examples of bio-discoveries drawn from a popular medium are analysed in terms of the contentious issues of the Protocol and the distinct ABS that would eventuate under cartelisation. History also offers an analogy. The Parties’ eighteen years of resistance (1993-2011 to applying the economics of information to genetic resources is reminiscent to the twenty-seven years that the British Parliament rebuffed David Ricardo’s economic analysis of the Corn Laws (1815-1842.

  19. Energy law. The legal boundary conditions of power supply. 2. rev. ed.; Grundriss zum Energierecht. Der rechtliche Rahmen fuer die Energiewirtschaft

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    Stuhlmacher, Gerd [E.ON Global Commodities SE, Duesseldorf (Germany); Stappert, Holger; Jansen, Guido (eds.) [Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Duesseldorf (Germany); Schoon, Heike [BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V., Berlin (Germany)

    2015-11-01

    Now appearing in its second edition, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the legal framework governing the energy sector. It provides readily understandable coverage, across the relevant subfields of law, of the legal regulations applicable to any manner of activity in the energy sector along with a wealth of practical advice on the interpretation and application of legal provisions. The content has been thoroughly revised, updated to reflect the current status of legislation and supplemented with numerous chapters. The 2014 amendment of the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) and its practical impact have also been taken into account. The following topics are covered amongst others: unbundling of network operation; connection and access to networks and metering; network charges and incentive regulation; easement contracts; energy supply and basic services; energy and electricity taxes; cartel law, law on operating aids, procurement law; energy trade OTC and at exchanges; energy trade surveillance law; fuel production and fracking; conventional and nuclear power production; renewable energy production (including offshore production); energy storage and power-to-gas; transmission line construction; climate protection (including the 2014 EEG, emission trade and the Law on the Promotion of Renewable Energy in the Heat Sector); cogeneration law, district heating and contracting; and investment protection.

  20. Self-regulation - advantages and disadvantages in a German network operator's view; Selbstregulierung - Vor- und Nachteile aus Sicht eines deutschen Netzbetreibers

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    Marquis, G. [Lech-Elektrizitaetswerke AG, Augsburg (Germany)

    2001-06-18

    After a very short time the existing mechanisms of self-regulation in connection with the tariff control and the cartel control resulted in an intense and dynamic competition in Germany's energy sector. Within the scope of self-regulation it is now essential to successively eliminate the problems identified during the implementation of competition. The introduction of a regulator as such is no guarantee of quality for competition. A number of problems during the implementation of the liberalisation are based on causes a regulator cannot remove either. (orig.) [German] Die vorhandenen Mechanismen der Selbstregulierung haben in Verbindung mit der Tarifaufsicht und der Kartellaufsicht in kuerzester Zeit zu einem intensiven und dynamischen Wettbewerb im Energiesektor in Deutschland gefuehrt. Im Rahmen der Selbstregulierung gilt es nun, die erkannten Probleme in der Umsetzung des Wettbewerbs sukzessive zu beheben. Die Einfuehrung eines Regulators per se stellt keine Qualitaetsgarantie fuer den Wettbewerb dar. Eine Reihe von Problemen in der Umsetzung der Liberalisierung haben Ursachen, die auch ein Regulator nicht beheben kann. (orig.)

  1. The formation of the global natural gas industry: definition, constraints and challenges; A formacao da industria global de gas natural: definicao, condicionantes e desafios

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    Mathias, Melissa Cristina Pinto Pires

    2008-03-15

    This study aims to investigate the real possibilities for the natural gas industry to become a global energy industry. So, it is necessary to define what global energy industry really means. In order to do a comparative analysis between the oil and natural gas industries, it is necessary to define three distinct stages of the evolution of an energy industry, namely internationalization, mundialization and globalization. This study analyzes the evolution of the oil industry trying to identify the main aspects that promoted changes and transformed the oil business into a global industry. Then, the evolution of the natural gas industry is analyzed, looking for similarities between the structural changes in both industries, and trying to determine what is the current stage of the natural gas industry. Despite the increase in the natural gas international trade and the prospects of growth of natural gas demand, there are still some challenges for this industry to effectively become global. Some of the challenges are the need of investments in production infrastructure, transportation and distribution sectors, the access to the main reserves, the uncertainty related to the demand evolution and the possible creation of a natural gas producers cartel, like the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). (author)

  2. ESR dating at K and X band of northeastern Brazilian megafauna

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    Kinoshita, Angela; Magnolia Franca, Alcina; Augusto Costa de Almeida, Jose; Maria Figueiredo, Ana; Nicolucci, Patricia; Graeff, Carlos F.O.; Baffa, Oswaldo

    2005-01-01

    The archaeological dose (AD) was measured in three tooth samples of giant mammals that belonged to Brazilian megafauna using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy at X-band (ν ∼9.5GHz) and K-band (ν ∼24GHz). Samples were collected in Lagoa de Dentro, Puxinana city in Paraiba, a northeast state in Brazil and were identified as Haplomastodon waringi (Holland) (two teeth) and one tooth sample of Xenorhinotherium bahiense (Cartele and Lessa). The average AD led to an age for the Haplomastodon samples of 11.6kybp. For one sample (Haplomastodon) K-band was also employed to evaluate the AD. The K-band spectrum had three components, determined using spectral simulation as follows: a wide isotropic line with g factor 2.0048, an orthorhombic line with gx=2.0034, gy=2.0022 and gz=1.9974, and another isotropic line with g factor 2.0008. The amplitude of these three signals increase with the added dose and the average dose found was 26+/-5Gy. This result is compatible with the AD determined with X-band 21+/-3Gy

  3. Gonzo Strategies of Deceit: An Interview with Joaquin Segura

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    Brett W. Schultz

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The interview that follows is a dialogue between artist and gallerist with the intent of unearthing the artist’s working strategies for a general public. Joaquin Segura is at once an anomaly in Mexico’s contemporary art scene at the same time as he is one of the most emblematic representatives of a larger shift toward a post-national identity among its youngest generation of artists. If Mexico looks increasingly like a foreclosed home burning to the ground, Segura could likely be the one walking away, charred matchstick between thumb and forefinger and shit-eating grin on his face. His corrosive attacks on institutions, ideologies, and power reflect a deep general distrust of authority, increasingly evident within the work of younger Mexican artists. It is perhaps most directly the result of President Calderon’s deeply unpopular war against the cartels but no doubt equally the product of decades upon decades of rampant corruption and errant policy within Mexico.

  4. Solar thermal technology development: Estimated market size and energy cost savings. Volume 2: Assumptions, methodology and results

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    Gates, W. R.

    1983-01-01

    Estimated future energy cost savings associated with the development of cost-competitive solar thermal technologies (STT) are discussed. Analysis is restricted to STT in electric applications for 16 high-insolation/high-energy-price states. Three fuel price scenarios and three 1990 STT system costs are considered, reflecting uncertainty over future fuel prices and STT cost projections. Solar thermal technology research and development (R&D) is found to be unacceptably risky for private industry in the absence of federal support. Energy cost savings were projected to range from $0 to $10 billion (1990 values in 1981 dollars), depending on the system cost and fuel price scenario. Normal R&D investment risks are accentuated because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel can artificially manipulate oil prices and undercut growth of alternative energy sources. Federal participation in STT R&D to help capture the potential benefits of developing cost-competitive STT was found to be in the national interest. Analysis is also provided regarding two federal incentives currently in use: The Federal Business Energy Tax Credit and direct R&D funding.

  5. Oil Dependence: The Value of R{ampersand}D

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    Greene, D.L.

    1997-07-01

    Over the past quarter century the United States` dependence on oil has cost its economy on the order of $5 trillion. Oil dependence is defined as economically significant consumption of oil, given price inelastic demand in the short and long run and given the ability of the OPEC cartel to use market power to influence oil prices. Although oil prices have been lower and more stable over the past decade, OPEC still holds the majority of the world`s conventional oil resources according to the best available estimates. OPEC`s share of the world oil market is likely to grow significantly in the future,restoring much if not all of their former market power. Other than market share, the key determinants of OPEC`s market power are the long and short run price elasticities of world oil demand and supply. These elasticities depend critically on the technologies of oil supply and demand, especially the technology of energy use in transportation. Research and development can change these elasticities in fundamental ways, and given the nature of the problem,the government has an important role to play in supporting such research.

  6. REGULATING FIRMS’ BEHAVIOR IN THE MARKET UNDER THE COMPETITION LAW: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of competition law is to protect the process of rivalry between firms in the market.  It prohibits any anti-competitive behaviors such as cartel and abuse of dominant position. However, in practice regulating firms’ behaviors in the market is not an easy task.  It requires both legal and economic analysis to determine whether a firm is occupying a dominant position and whether the conduct is abusive. This paper seeks to identify the important provisions of “anti-competitive agreements” and “abuse of dominant position” under the Malaysian Competition Act 2010. It is observed that competition law across the counties have been heavily influenced by the UK and EU competition law. Despite the similar concepts applied across the jurisdictions, in practice the implementation differs. This paper seeks to explore the benefits of adopting foreign concepts on competition law and how the rules will be implemented especially in response to the different political, economic and social environment. This paper will also include the approach taken by Indonesia with regard to implementation of foreign ideas on competition law to suit the local need.

  7. Alkali-Metal-Mediated Magnesiations of an N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Normal, Abnormal, and "Paranormal" Reactivity in a Single Tritopic Molecule.

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    Martínez-Martínez, Antonio J; Fuentes, M Ángeles; Hernán-Gómez, Alberto; Hevia, Eva; Kennedy, Alan R; Mulvey, Robert E; O'Hara, Charles T

    2015-11-16

    Herein the sodium alkylmagnesium amide [Na4Mg2(TMP)6(nBu)2] (TMP=2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide), a template base as its deprotonating action is dictated primarily by its 12 atom ring structure, is studied with the common N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) IPr [1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene]. Remarkably, magnesiation of IPr occurs at the para-position of an aryl substituent, sodiation occurs at the abnormal C4 position, and a dative bond occurs between normal C2 and sodium, all within a 20 atom ring structure accommodating two IPr(2-). Studies with different K/Mg and Na/Mg bimetallic bases led to two other magnesiated NHC structures containing two or three IPr(-) monoanions bound to Mg through abnormal C4 sites. Synergistic in that magnesiation can only work through alkali-metal mediation, these reactions add magnesium to the small cartel of metals capable of directly metalating a NHC. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. DIREITOS DOS USUÁRIOS DA SAÚDE: ESTRATÉGIAS PARA EMPODERAR AGENTES COMUNITÁRIOS DE SAÚDE E COMUNIDADE

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    Gabriela Marcellino de Melo Lanzoni

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigación Convergente Asistencial bajo el punto de vista teórico de Paulo Freire, cuyo objetivo fue desvelar críticamente la Carta de los Derechos de los Usuarios de la Salud y crear estrategias de poderío de la comunidad mediante la realización de talleres educativos. Participaron 470 Agentes Comunitarios de Salud de Florianópolis/SC, organizados en pequeños grupos de dialogo, que elaboraron cinco estrategias para lograr el cumplimiento de los derechos y obligaciones de los usuarios, a saber: divulgar la importancia del Consejo Local de Salud en las visitas a domicilio; El plan de orientación a los usuarios acerca de los medicamentos; Fijar carteles en la Unidad Local de Salud sobre el primer principio de la Carta; Divulgar otros servicios de apoyo a la salud; y, Divulgación y poderío de la comunidad sobre sus derechos y deberes. Las intervenciones señaladas inspiran el fortalecimiento de las acciones en educación y salud, con miras a la instrumentalización del equipo de salud, sin exigir del Estado demandas en la estructura socio-económica.

  9. Considering extraction constraints in long-term oil price modelling

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    Rehrl, Tobias; Friedrich, Rainer; Voss, Alfred

    2005-01-01

    paths endogenously from OPEC's intertemporally optimal cartel behaviour. Thereby OPEC is faced with both the price-dependent production of the non-OPEC competitive fringe and the price-dependent world oil demand. World oil demand is modelled with a constant price elasticity function and refers to a scenario from ACROPOLIS-POLES. LOPEX results show, that the OPEC optimum - because of the cartel behaviour - depends much more on the present market situations than on intertemporal considerations. This qualifies the a priori assumption of perfect market foresight, tending to a more myopic decision making from OPEC. The results indicate that OPEC may have acted quite optimal since the seventies, at least in a ten-years average. LOPEX calculates a significant higher oil price from around 2020 onwards compared to the reference scenario, and a stagnating market share of maximal 50 % to be optimal for OPEC. (Author)

  10. Normas básicas de seguridad durante el manejo de equipos de radiaciones no ionizantes Safety basic rules when handling non-ionizing radiation equipment

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    Rosa María Armida Bretones

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La preocupación creciente de los trabajadores hacia los posibles efectos nocivos de la exposición a campos electromagnéticos, está suponiendo una percepción desproporcionada de los riesgos derivados de la exposición. En la actualidad, no existe evidencia científica sobre dichos efectos nocivos, siendo aconsejable la vigilancia sobre las exposiciones que están fuera de los límites de seguridad. Desde este Servicio de Prevención y en colaboración con el Servicio de Física Médica, hemos elaborado un procedimiento que garantice, mediante criterios preventivos básicos, la seguridad y salud de los trabajadores que manejan equipos emisores de radiaciones no ionizantes, en nuestro hospital y centros de especialidades. Para la elaboración de este procedimiento hemos revisado la literatura científica relativa a los efectos de los campos electromagnéticos sobre la salud, reuniones periódicas de trabajo entre ambos servicios, identificación y ubicación de los equipos de radiaciones no ionizantes, y asesoramiento por expertos en la materia. El procedimiento establece medidas de control para los trabajadores, y medidas de control para los equipos. Con la finalidad de conseguir una buena difusión e implantación de dicho procedimiento, hemos elaborado dípticos y carteles, donde reflejamos las medidas de control para trabajadores y equipos: Onda Corta, Microondas, Magnetoterapia, Resonancia Magnética Nuclear, Láser y Ultravioleta El procedimiento con sus carteles explicativos ha sido distribuido específicamente por servicios, realizando formación e información de los trabajadores que maneja dichos equipos.Employee increasing concern about possible dangerous effects of the exposure to electromagnetic fields is meaning a distorted perception of the exposure related risks. Currently, there is no scientific evidence of the dangerous effects mentioned although surveillance over the exposures out of the safety limits is recommended. Within

  11. Evaluación de una intervención de promoción de espacios sin humo en el ámbito educativo Evaluation of a schoolbased intervention to promote smokefree areas

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    José García-Vázquez

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conocer el efecto de un programa sobre el consumo visible de tabaco en los institutos de enseñanza secundaria (IES, la prevalencia y la intensidad del consumo del alumnado y el profesorado, y sus actitudes y conductas respecto al consumo en el centro. Métodos: Estudio casi experimental en 18 IES que realizaron el programa y en 18 que no lo realizaron (grupo control. Por observación directa se registró el consumo visible, la existencia de ceniceros y de carteles de «espacio libre de humo». Por encuesta al profesorado y al alumnado de 3.º de ESO y 2.º de Bachillerato, se recogieron datos de consumo de tabaco, grandes fumadores, consumo en el recinto escolar y opinión sobre la prohibición de fumar; a los profesores también se les preguntó sobre el consumo delante de los alumnos y sobre los intentos de dejar de fumar. Resultados: En el grupo de intervención había menor consumo en las zonas observadas (el 27,9 frente al 45,6% y el doble de carteles. No hubo diferencias en la prevalencia de consumo diario, pero sí en el porcentaje de grandes fumadores, que fue menor en el profesorado y el alumnado del grupo de intervención; también eran menos los alumnos de 3.º de ESO que fumaban en el centro. La opinión sobre la prohibición de fumar en el centro era favorable en los dos grupos. Conclusiones: El programa contribuyó a la reducción del consumo visible y del número de cigarrillos/día consumidos por profesorado y alumnado.Objective: To determine the effect of an intervention in secondary schools on visible tobacco use, the prevalence and intensity of smoking, and the attitudes and behaviors of teachers and students. Methods: We performed a quasiexperimental study in 18 public secondary schools that carried out the program and in 18 that did not (control group. Information was obtained on visible tobacco use and the number of ashtrays and smokefree posters through direct observation. Data were collected on tobacco use, the

  12. Strategic regulation of gas transport

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    Nese, Gjermund; Straume, Odd Rune

    2005-02-01

    -exporting cartel it may be more profitable for such a cartel to coordinate their availability pricing policy than their export volumes. Another result shows that increased competition in the import market may be a disadvantage for the exporting countries when the authorities use strategic availability pricing. Consequently the use of strategic availability pricing could contribute to increase the conflict levels between the exporting and importing countries as to competition policy. If all the participants use strategic availability pricing the conflict of interests between the upstream and downstream countries would be complete as the importing country would wish to stimulate increased competition in all parts of the value chain while the exporting countries would wish the opposite. The analysis is based on a theoretical model and is consequently based on several conditions that must be considered when interpreting the results. The authors think however, that the mechanisms revealed are central in the market for natural gas. As long as the national authorities permit a certain degree of flexibility in the regulation of the availability prices for the transport and distribution of natural gas the strategic availability pricing could be an important measure in the battle for as large a part of the profits as possible in a future market for natural gas characterized by increased competition. As to Norway this would mean that possible negative effects of a more liberalised European gas market could be counteracted through strategic adaptation of the availability price in the Norwegian gas transport system

  13. Problems faced by Bangladesh in introduction of nuclear power programme

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    Nurul Islam, A.B.M.; Quaiyum, M.A.; Hasnat, K.A.

    1977-01-01

    Bangladesh has one of the lowest per capita energy resources and consumption of energy. The per capita GDP of Bangladesh is also one of the lowest in the world. In view of this situation, the need and importance of nuclear power in providing cheaper and reliable energy for economic development of the country is discussed. Constraints being faced by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) in the initiation and development of a national nuclear power programme are dealt with. Following liberation of the country in 1971, its financial resources were mainly channelled for rehabilitation and restoration of its economy. As the size of the national grid has remained relatively small, unit sizes in the range of 100-200 MWe only could be considered for commissioning during the next decade. Lack of vendor interest in such small sizes and the difficulty of arranging long-term investment for nuclear station are the main constraints being faced by the BAEC. Other bottlenecks are due to the uncertainty about the nature and extent of future economic development, pricing policy for available indigenous fossil fuel, national energy planning criteria which are mainly influenced by financial resource constraint, drainage of trained man-power, national priority for various essential non-development expenditures which use up most of the country's own earnings and foreign aid, etc. The effect of the growth of opposition to nuclear power in developed countries on the public acceptability of nuclear power in Bangladesh is analysed. The paper also examines the prospective growth of a cartel of nuclear-exporting countries and its possible effect upon Bangladesh

  14. “The dangerous classes”: Hugo Grotius and seventeenth-century piracy as a primitive anti-systemic movement

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    Eric Wilson

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This essay discusses the historical and textual representations of piracy in the writings of Hugo Grotius, primarily De Indis/De iure praedae(1603-1608 and the Commentarius in Theses XI (c. 1600. Contrary to popular belief, Grotius, in stark contrast to Jean Bodin, was not an advocate of the constitutionally homogenous Nation-State. Rather, his central concept of divisible sovereignty, the lynchpin of the constitutional theory of his early writings, unambiguously presents us with the object of the heterogeneousState. In Grotian theory, the State may be “read” as a composite construction, with a residual degree of inalienable sovereignty accruing at each unit-level. Even if only unconsciously, Grotius describes a concurrent para-political sub-division of the state between institutional Government (the “magistrates”and civil society, one that constitutes an operational system of governance within the Nation-State. Like his contemporary Johannes Althusius, Grotius’theory allows for the emergence of a wholly “private,” albeit lawful, mode of authority. This is most apparent in Grotius’ treatment of the mercantile trading Company and its Privateering operations. The corporatist theory of sovereignty permits the Company’s private agents of violence, the legally ambivalent Privateer/Pirate, to be invested with a requisite degree of sovereignty. The Grotian theory of divisible sovereignty, investing the seventeenth-century Pirate band with legal personality, serves as a vital historical precursor to the quasi-statist (trans- national criminal cartels of the twenty-first century. The Grotian Pirate/Privateer/Just Avenger, therefore, is a “nomad”: a liminal entity that simultaneously transverses both geographical and juro-political spaces, rendering him or herselfin-determinable.

  15. Leniency programs and socially beneficial cooperation: Effects of type I errors

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    Natalia Pavlova

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This study operationalizes the concept of hostility tradition in antitrust as mentioned by Oliver Williamson and Ronald Coase through erroneous law enforcement effects. The antitrust agency may commit type I, not just type II, errors when evaluating an agreement in terms of cartels. Moreover, firms can compete in a standard way, collude or engage in cooperative agreements that improve efficiency. The antitrust agency may misinterpret such cooperative agreements, committing a type I error (over-enforcement. The model set-up is drawn from Motta and Polo (2003 and is extended as described above using the findings of Ghebrihiwet and Motchenkova (2010. Three effects play a role in this environment. Type I errors may induce firms that would engage in socially efficient cooperation absent errors to opt for collusion (the deserved punishment effect. For other parameter configurations, type I errors may interrupt ongoing cooperation when investigated. In this case, the firms falsely report collusion and apply for leniency, fearing being erroneously fined (the disrupted cooperation effect. Finally, over-enforcement may prevent beneficial cooperation from starting given the threat of being mistakenly fined (the prevented cooperation effect. The results help us understand the negative impact that a hostility tradition in antitrust — which is more likely for inexperienced regimes and regimes with low standards of evidence — and the resulting type I enforcement errors can have on social welfare when applied to the regulation of horizontal agreements. Additional interpretations are discussed in light of leniency programs for corruption and compliance policies for antitrust violations.

  16. Políticas públicas para la resocialización e integración social de los desmovilizados del conflicto armado interno en Colombia

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    Adonis Caro Madrid

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEn el presente artículo de investigación se presentanlos resultados de una investigación titulada Políticaspúblicas sobre resocialización e integración social de losdesmovilizados del conflicto armado interno en Colombia,donde se analizó que el problema de la delincuenciaemergente, producto del surgimiento de las bandascriminales, tiene su origen en la desmovilización de losgrupos armados al margen de la ley, las denominadasBACRIM, que son los remanentes de los grupos paramilitaresy algunos ejércitos privados de extintos carteles delnarcotráfico, cuya violencia y propagación del delito pasóde los campos rurales a los cascos urbanos, evolucionandohacia una nueva forma de delincuencia organizadaestructurada y compleja, en búsqueda de fortalecer suexistencia e influencia en la ya establecida delincuenciaque hace parte de Colombia. El presente trabajo analizala historia de la delincuencia organizada en los últimosaños de la nación, estableciendo una analogía entre losinstitutos de política criminal que procuran combatir ydisminuir los actos violentos de esta nueva ola de delito, yestudiando el origen de dichas organizaciones delictivas,analizando el papel del derecho estatal y las políticas oficiales,para prevenir el alzamiento de grupos al margende la ley, en este nuevo fenómeno de crimen organizado.Palabras clave: BACRIM, Política criminal, Delincuenciaorganizada, Políticas públicas estatales, Justicia ypaz, Criminología, Prevención del delito.

  17. Concepción del diseño en Cayetano Aníbal y su vertiente comunicativa

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    Full Text Available En este estudio se explica la trayectoria de Cayetano Aníbal en el ámbito del diseño, parte fundamental de su labor artística, y se profundiza en cómo  concibe precisamente el diseño este creador. Se acompaña de unos breves apuntes donde explicamos y contextualizamos su formación como artista y cómo comienza a tomar contacto con esta actividad, junto a algunos datos de su evolución y referencias a sus obras más señeras. Para seguidamente ir analizando algunas de ellas, incidiendo en el diseño de carteles, murales, carpetas de grabado, proyectos de esculturas, intercalando del mismo modo referencias a su producción editorial donde encontramos reflexiones en cuanto a concepción de diseño se refiere. En este análisis de su obra y cómo fue concebida, remarcamos su vertiente comunicativa y cómo consigue transmitir ciertos valores e ideas o proponer ciertos conceptos. Así, según el punto de vista de Cayetano Aníbal, el diseño es el producto de las capacidades y exigencias de la mente para reflejar, explicar, comunicar y transformar los entornos y los contextos. Terminamos con una reflexión de cómo debiera ser el diseño y el proceso mental por el que un artista debe enfrentarse a la concepción de una obra de arte.

  18. Los medios de comunicación al servicio de la lucha antivenérea y la protección de la salud materno-infantil (1900-50 The mass media at the service of the fight against venereal diseases and the protection of maternal-infant health (1900-50

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    Ramón Castejón

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo pretendemos analizar el uso del cartelismo sanitario en el contexto de las campañas de educación sanitaria que las instituciones sanitarias españolas diseñaron para difundir conocimientos científico-técnicos, influir en las actitudes e intentar modificar comportamientos en la población española. Nos centramos en los carteles relacionados con la protección de la salud materno-infantil y las enfermedades venéreas. La investigación analiza igualmente la utilización del cartelismo como instrumento para atraer pacientes a los servicios sanitarios. También se pretende analizar su contribución, junto a otros muchos factores, a la construcción de determinadas imágenes de la maternidad, de la infancia sana, de género y sexualidad en el marco del desarrollo de la salud pública española.Focusing on posters about the protection of maternal-infant health and about venereal diseases, the article analyzes their use within the context of the health education campaigns that Spanish health institutions devised to disseminate scientific and technical knowledge, influence attitudes, and modify the behavior of the Spanish people. The study also analyzes the use of posters as a tool for attracting patients to health services. It further analyzes this craft's contribution - in conjunction with many other factors - to the construction of certain images: maternity, a healthy childhood, gender, and sexuality, all within the framework of the development of Spanish public health.

  19. Jóvenes interactivos y culturas cívicas: sentido educativo, mediático y político del 15M

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    Juan Bautista Martínez Rodríguez

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Esta aportación se justifica en la necesidad de analizar el contenido participativo que los jóvenes interactivos transmiten en el uso de TIC y de las redes sociales durante el origen del movimiento social del 15M. Los objetivos se han dirigido a comprobar cómo los jóvenes sienten, viven y experimentan la ciudadanía democrática a través de los soportes digitales y mediáticos, participando en el lugar público de la plaza donde se está formando una más informada ciudadanía digital entre la convergencia tecnológica, la hipertextualidad y la no linealidad. Se ha tratado de identificar tanto el contenido educativo de sus interacciones e implicaciones como el uso de los soportes digitales mediáticos en su organización colectiva. La metodología utilizada es el estudio de caso en profundidad, realizado durante los días de la acampada en la plaza pública, recogiendo observaciones, entrevistas, información de las redes sociales (Twitter, Facebook, n-1 y Tuenti, noticias de los medios de comunicación así como de los medios generados en la acampada, y todas las fotografías y cartelería del evento. Desde esta perspectiva tecnoeducativa se analiza cómo estos jóvenes ensanchan sus relaciones comunicativas y se conectan en red construyendo nuevos significados de lo educativo, lo social y lo político. El análisis de sus discursos nos descubre una reapropiación de los jóvenes de las TIC participando en la comunicación pública y aportando nuevas perspectivas para la educación ciudadana.

  20. Syndication of the earth system: the future of geoscience?

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    Elliott, Scott M.; Hanson, Howard P

    2003-10-01

    Current global change policy debate reverberates around the polarized extremes of civilization-level cooperation through treaties as a mitigation tactic, on the one hand, and a wait-and-see approach that may lead to a climatic tragedy of the commons, on the other. Meanwhile, energy technology research is rapidly generating a perception that it will be possible to tune the earth system via carbon sequestration and other types of biogeochemical engineering. The consequences of this potential for planetary management, based on provincial self-interest, include the transition of the earth sciences into a security industry involving proprietary scientific knowledge bases of biogeochemical cycling and the evolution of a climate-design brokerage dominated by military/industrial interests. As the dominant political powers perceive the potential for planetary engineering and consider implementation, the global economy will adjust to exploit new opportunities, perceptions of which will be determined by the quality of system simulations. The growth of a viable international climate-design community will profoundly influence the trajectory of the earth system by providing either the illusion or the reality of predictability. Although this process will be chaotic at first, the probability of stabilization will ultimately be enhanced because the vast resources of the military/industrial sector will become involved. These concepts are disturbingly familiar in that they acknowledge the pervasion of competition and conflict in human technological affairs. However, they are consistent with approaches used in thermodynamics, ecological energetics, behavioral evolution, economics, and interdisciplinary climate science to describe collectively the evolution of the earth system. This paper argues that the perception that the climate can be regulated inexpensively will create an economic driving force for international cartel-style management of the total earth system. That is, the earth

  1. Pintores españoles y portadas de discos

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    Francisco Pérez-Bryan Muñoz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la invención del fonógrafo en el siglo XIX y el desarrollo de las compañías discográficas a mediados del XX la música ha jugado un papel fundamental en la sociedad de nuestro tiempo. Desde los primeros carteles del «Art Nouveau» la imagen ha acompañado, a través de las artes gráficas, a la industria de la cultura y el entretenimiento, siendo un reclamo para su consumo. Las portadas de discos son el resultado de la convergencia de varias sensibilidades estéticas, en este trabajo nos centraremos en dos de ellas: la pintura y la música. Son muchos los pintores que han unido su talento a los músicos y viceversa, de las vanguardias históricas a la nueva figuración, de la canción protesta al pop.çWith the invention of the phonograph in the nineteenth century and the development of the record companies to mid-twentieth century, music has played a fundamental role in society of our time. From the first signs of «Art Nouveau», the image is accompanied by graphic arts industry culture and entertainment being the claim for consumption. The album covers are the result of the convergence of several aesthetic sensibilities. In this paper we focus two of them: painting and music. The are many painter who have combined their talents to the musicians and viceversa. From historical avant-garde to figurative art, from protest song pop.

  2. Oil has its price. A qualitative outline of the world oil market

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    Hers, J.S.; Touber, F.

    2007-09-01

    As the relevance of the oil price has been recognised since the early seventies of the last century one would expect that both monitoring and modelling practice of the international oil industry would be well developed and effective. The recent developments on the international oil market seem to have come as a surprise to many sector analysts however. This report seeks to review the structure of the international oil market in order to identify relevant drivers and internal dynamics of the international oil market. In addition several modelling approaches, as undertaken by institutions in this field, have been reviewed on the basis of this narrative and qualitative analysis. The analysis of the international oil market suggests that the role of OPEC policies has gained increasing importance, both due to the increasing dependence on OPEC production and increasing coherence of OPEC decision making. None of the models surveyed structures the international oil market as an oligopolistic or cartel-driven market however, but rather as a competitive market with OPEC either as a price-following or a price-setting marginal producer. The first approach seems adequate for the simulation of the international market structure over the nineties of the past century but seems problematic for the current and future term. The second approach reflects the recent trend of increasing OPEC pricing power but fails to present a transparent logic on the price-setting strategy of OPEC. On the basis of these notions it is suggested that future modelling practice should embed game theoretic considerations regarding the strategic behaviour of the large oil producers [nl

  3. Syndication of the earth system: the future of geoscience?

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    Elliott, Scott M.; Hanson, Howard P.

    2003-01-01

    Current global change policy debate reverberates around the polarized extremes of civilization-level cooperation through treaties as a mitigation tactic, on the one hand, and a wait-and-see approach that may lead to a climatic tragedy of the commons, on the other. Meanwhile, energy technology research is rapidly generating a perception that it will be possible to tune the earth system via carbon sequestration and other types of biogeochemical engineering. The consequences of this potential for planetary management, based on provincial self-interest, include the transition of the earth sciences into a security industry involving proprietary scientific knowledge bases of biogeochemical cycling and the evolution of a climate-design brokerage dominated by military/industrial interests. As the dominant political powers perceive the potential for planetary engineering and consider implementation, the global economy will adjust to exploit new opportunities, perceptions of which will be determined by the quality of system simulations. The growth of a viable international climate-design community will profoundly influence the trajectory of the earth system by providing either the illusion or the reality of predictability. Although this process will be chaotic at first, the probability of stabilization will ultimately be enhanced because the vast resources of the military/industrial sector will become involved. These concepts are disturbingly familiar in that they acknowledge the pervasion of competition and conflict in human technological affairs. However, they are consistent with approaches used in thermodynamics, ecological energetics, behavioral evolution, economics, and interdisciplinary climate science to describe collectively the evolution of the earth system. This paper argues that the perception that the climate can be regulated inexpensively will create an economic driving force for international cartel-style management of the total earth system. That is, the earth

  4. Energy Choices. Global Energy Trends and Problems to Supply the Energy Demand; Vaegval Energi. Globala energitrender och problem att tillgodose energibehoven

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    Radetzki, Marian (Luleaa Univ. of Technology, Luleaa (Sweden))

    2008-09-15

    Although the use of renewable fuels is increasing, oil and other fossil fuels still dominate the global energy supply the next decades, as shown by a review of energy sector development from 1990 to today and projections up to 2030. Nothing indicates that the supplies of oil or any other fossil fuel will be depleted during the coming decades. Resource Nationalism has long characterized the oil market. OPEC has since 1970 successfully controlled the supply and price of oil for its producing member countries. The cartel's grip on the oil market has been strengthened in the 2000s commodity boom, not least as a result of improved production discipline among member countries. At the same time, the long-term trend in the world's great centers of consumption is towards a lower degree of self-sufficiency in energy. The EU dependence on import of oil is expected to rise to over ninety per cent by year 2030. In order to secure a stable energy supply, clear strategies in the oil-importing countries are needed. Tools include diversified import, storage and securing supplies through futures trading on commodity exchanges. Energy policy has long been focused on supply. But the environmental aspects of energy production and use has grown in importance and now the climate issue dominates the energy policy. So far, however, the policy measures to curb the effects of climate change has been both limited and cost-ineffective. The cost to seriously limit emissions of greenhouse gases will be high. To carry out serious climate measures will annually take at least one percent of global GDP, according to an estimate by the British economist Nicholas Stern. This can be compared to the additional cost of approximately five percent of global GDP as energy consumers had to absorb between 2005 and 2008 because of rising prices for fossil fuels

  5. La novela de sicarios y la violencia en Colombia

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    Erna von der Walde

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A finales de la década de los ochenta, en Colombia, el sicario cobró especial visibilidad. Pocos años antes, el Gobierno había conseguido una negociación de paz con la guerrilla que culminó poco después con el asesinato, por mano paramilitar, de casi todos los reintegrados. Pero la violencia parecía haberse desplazado del ámbito de lo estrictamente político hacia otro campo: el país se había convertido en el centro mundial de los carteles del narcotráfico y, por presión de los Estados Unidos, en 1989 el Gobierno declaró una guerra contra las drogas. La violencia, que antes se atribuía tan sólo a los conflictos políticos, se manifestaba como un fenómeno que atravesaba a toda la sociedad. Dos trabajos otorgaron una visibilidad particular al sicario y lo elevaron a categoría sociológica. El primero es la película documento-ficción del cineasta Víctor Gaviria Rodrigo D: no futuro (1989, en donde se relata la vida de los jóvenes de las comunas de Medellín, interpretada por muchachos de las mismas comunas. El segundo es el relato testimonio del sociólogo Alonso Salazar No nacimos pa’ semilla (1990, en el que varios jóvenes sicarios cuentan su historia.

  6. Cine e historia reciente de la educación española relato de una experiencia valiosa para la formación de los educadores. //Cinema and recent history of the Spanish education Story of a valuable experience for teacher training.

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    Virginia Guichot Reina

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available (ES Presentamos nuestro proyecto de innovación Cine y memoria oral: dos grandes recursos didácticos para el estudio del pasado educativo reciente, desarrollado en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de Sevilla con estudiantes de la asignatura “Política y Legislación Educativas” de quinto de Pedagogía. En él, se utilizan diferentes mecanismos para hacer más atractiva la materia al alumnado como la creación de una página web desde la que, además de acceder a una película seleccionada para estudiar un determinado período educativo, se pueden realizar diferentes actividades que conllevan consulta de documentos escritos de diversa índole, escucha de entrevistas a personajes relevantes para conocer de primera mano la educación de cierta época, visionado de carteles y exposiciones de material didáctico de dicho momento histó- rico, etc. // (EN We show the Project Cinema and Oral Memory: two great resources for the study about the educational contemporary past developed with students of the last year in the degree of Pedagogy in the University of Seville. This includes the use of films as a resource to work on the History of Education in Spain. In order to make the content concerning “Politics and Educational Legislation” more appealing to our students we have used different mechanisms by introducing innovative resources such as the creation of a web site. Here you can see the film which has been chosen to be studied in a specific educational period and you can consult different types of written documents, and listen to interviews of important people. You can also know from first hand experience the education of a specific historical moment, seeing posters and school objects from those years.

  7. Problems faced by Bangladesh in introducing a nuclear power programme

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    Nurul Islam, A.B.M.; Quaiyum, M.A.; Hasnat, K.A.

    1977-01-01

    The per capita energy resources and consumption of energy in Bangladesh are among the lowest in the world as in the per capita GDP of the country. The need for and importance of nuclear power in providing cheaper and reliable energy for economic development of the country is discussed in the light of this situation. The constraints faced by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) in the initiation and development of a national nuclear power programme are detailed. Following the liberation of the country in 1971 its financial resources were mainly channelled to the rehabilitation and restoration of the economy. As the size of the national grid has remained relatively small, unit sizes in the range of 50-200MW(e) only could be considered for commissioning. Lack of vendor interest in such small sizes and the difficulty of arranging long-term investment for nuclear stations are the main constraints faced by the BAEC. Other bottlenecks are due to the uncertainty about the nature and extent of future economic development, pricing policy for available indigenous fossil fuel, and national energy planning criteria, which are mainly influenced by the limited financial resources, national priority for various essential non-development expenditures, which use up most of the country's own earnings and foreign aid, etc. Problems that are likely to be faced in future are discussed. These include public acceptability of nuclear power in Bangladesh, the obstacles to the transfer of nuclear technology that may be erected through the prospective growth of a cartel of nuclear-exporting countries, drainage of trained manpower, etc. (author)

  8. El triunfo de la democracia a finales del siglo XX: ¿fin de la Historia?

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo que se ofrece a continuación pretende reflexionar acerca de los procesos de democratización de finales del siglo XX (la tercera ola, e introducir una nueva perspectiva que revise este fenómeno histórico partiendo de la comprensión particular de cada caso a través de la línea de investigación abierta por la historia del tiempo presente. Las ventajas que se derivan de utilizar la óptica propuesta son de dos tipos. Desde el plano teórico el campo temático en cuestión representa un periodo repleto de elementos e incógnitas que dan forma a la historia contemporánea de un grueso generacional importante y, por lo tanto, el análisis de los mismos resulta imprescindible para comprender su realidad contemporánea. En cuanto a la vertiente metodológica disponemos, además de las pautas interpretativas procedentes de otras ciencias (politología, sociología, etc., del testimonio oral de actores implicados directa o indirectamente y, por supuesto, de todo el enorme caudal informativo generado por estos en diversas plataformas: prensa, cine, radio, televisión, cartelística, etc. El objeti- vo central es aspirar a entender la democratización desde el punto de vista de sus pro- tagonistas dentro de contextos muy variados para señalar las claves del que pudo ser el último gran cambio que sienta las bases materiales e ideológicas del mundo actual. Palabras clave: Democratización, Historia del tiempo presente, Cambio político. 

  9. Aquel verano del 92 en el INEFC

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    Ramon Balius i Juli

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuestra Portada la ocupa un bonito y espectacular cartel dedicado a la inauguración de la nueva sede del INEFC el día 21 de junio de 1991. Sobre un fondo de color azul cielo intenso se destacan una parte importante de la “Acrópolis” del edificio y en el ángulo superior derecho de la obra, unos pequeños fragmentos de tres anillas de los colores olímpicos: amarillo, rojo y verde. El original es de los artistas Pilar Villuendas y Josep Ramon Gómez. Ambos autores habían creado en 1980 un estudio especializado en el diseño gráfico y la comunicación, esencialmente en el terreno sociocultural. Son un verdadero equipo que ha trabajado para la administración local y autonómica de Catalunya y para todo tipo de empresas públicas y privadas. Desde 1985 han sido distinguidos con numerosos premios LAUS, que anualmente otorga la Asociación de Directores de Arte y Diseñadores Gráficos del Fomento de las Artes Decorativas (ADG–FAD y en 1987 con el premio Nacional de Turismo Almara y el premio del Instituto de las Letras Catalanas. Como veremos, Pilar Villuendas y Josep Ramon Gómez tuvieron una importante colaboración artística durante el período olímpico de Barcelona ’92.

  10. How OPEC's high prices strangle world growth

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    The high energy costs brought on by price increases of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has reversed the trend of economic growth through cheap energy. Many economists feel that U.S. acceptance of these prices has supported the cartel. As a result, the world economy will lower, inflation and unemployment will intensify, and rescheduling the developing countries's $170 billion external debt will disrupt international finance. The increase of crude oil prices from $2.75 to $12 a barrel have caused the consuming nations to lose $600 billion in output while paying OPEC an additional $225 billion in new oil revenues. The U.S. lost $60 billion in GNP and over 2 million jobs in 1976 alone, according to George Perry of the Brookings Institution; capital investment has dropped and some has been diverted to the weapons industry. An overall tightening of the U.S. economy, which some economists think was too restrictive, has been the major U.S. response. Although world capital seems to be adjusting to the higher prices, some economists are concerned that the international financial structure cannot withstand present balance-of-payment deficits of $40 to $60 billion. Only large loans by OPEC will enable the developing countries to continue economic growth. The political impact of OPEC prices is resulting in a movement toward socialism and fascism in the developed countries and conservatism in the oil-producing countries. The Soviet Union has supported the price increases and the movement to the left. (DCK)

  11. The biochemistry of citric acid accumulation by Aspergillus niger.

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    Karaffa, L; Sándor, E; Fekete, E; Szentirmai, A

    2001-01-01

    Fungi, in particular Aspergilli, are well known for their potential to overproduce a variety of organic acids. These microorganisms have an intrinsic ability to accumulate these substances and it is generally believed that this provides the fungi with an ecological advantage, since they grow rather well at pH 3 to 5, while some species even tolerate pH values as low as 1.5. Organic acid production can be stimulated and in a number of cases conditions have been found that result in almost quantitative conversion of carbon substrate into acid. This is exploited in large-scale production of a number of organic acids like citric-, gluconic- and itaconic acid. Both in production volume as well as in knowledge available, citrate is by far the major organic acid. Citric acid (2-hydroxy-propane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid) is a true bulk product with an estimated global production of over 900 thousand tons in the year 2000. Till the beginning of the 20th century, it was exclusively extracted from lemons. Since the global market was dominated by an Italian cartel, other means of production were sought. Chemical synthesis was possible, but not suitable due to expensive raw materials and a complicated process with low yield. The discovery of citrate accumulation by Aspergillus niger led to a rapid development of a fermentation process, which only a decade later accounted for a large part of the global production. The application of citric acid is based on three of its properties: (1) acidity and buffer capacity, (2) taste and flavour, and (3) chelation of metal ions. Because of its three acid groups with pKa values of 3.1, 4.7 and 6.4, citrate is able to produce a very low pH in solution, but is also useful as a buffer over a broad range of pH values (2 to 7). Citric acid has a pleasant acid taste which leaves little aftertaste. It sometimes enhances flavour, but is also able to mask sweetness, such as the aspartame taste in diet beverages. Chelation of metal ions is a very

  12. THE ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - RESTRICTING COMPETITION PRACTICE. CASE STUDY: ENI

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The abuse of dominant position along with cartel, merger and state aid are practices restricting competition strictly regulated at EU level. These practices can have a disastrous effect on the internal market harming both competition especially consumers. These practices can have a disastrous effect on the domestic market harming both competition and especially consumers. This paper aims to analyze how the abuse of a dominant position is regulated in the European Union. The research methodology used is the study of literature, analysis of legislation, case study, and the collection and interpretation of statistical data. The Competition Law at European level is harmonized among European Union member states. The competition authorities of the EU Member States work together to detect and sanction the practice that is restrictive for competition. Improving legislation that regulates the abuse of dominant position has been an ongoing concern of competition authorities, which is why the EU currently enjoys a very well established procedure. The procedure governing the abuse of dominant position consists of a series of steps that must be taken gradually to have the desired result, i.e. restoring fair competition on a given market. The case study presented in this paper is indicative and shows very clearly the next steps for referral to an abuse of dominant position, with special reference to the outcome arising when applying the procedure correctly. The analysis of statistical data regarding the number of investigations opened and the number of decisions made by competition authorities on abuse of dominant position is relevant, outlining the evolution of the work performed by competition authorities. Throughout the period of ten years analyzed (January 2004 - February 2013 there were 1583 cases of violation of antitrust laws at European level. The percentage of investigations opened by the competition authorities of the Member States is 86%, much

  13. U.S. oil dependence in a global context

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    Mitchell, J.V.

    2002-05-01

    The plan of this paper is to review the role of the US in the evolution of international energy security in the past; to examine the present situation and outlook for international energy trade and investment on which the US, and most major consuming countries depend, and, finally, to speculate about the possible effect on energy security of the war against terrorism. It seems that, the slogans of past energy security are not a good guide to the present problems. All industrial countries depend to some extent on imported energy supplies, but have the capacity to pay for imports over a wide range of price scenarios. Price stability is not to be expected: there will be short term shocks to both buyers and sellers, medium term cycles with leads and lags in adjusting supply capacity to demand, and long term uncertainty about the effects of policies aimed at sustainability and protecting the climate. The diversity and flexibility of international trade and investment offers the best long and medium term security and is most likely to achieve adjustments at lowest cost. Competition between oil and other fuels, and between major oil exporters to secure markets for their oil reserves, will limit the possibilities for cartel behaviour. Short-term disruptions do, however, create problems. These have been managed during the last twenty years by a combination of actual or potential use of strategic stocks by importers and reserve capacity by OPEC exporters, particularly Saudi Arabia. The role of Saudi Arabia cannot be separated from its political relationships within the Middle East and with the US. The immense flexibility of policy which the US now enjoys as a superpower could be eroded by a weakening of the acceptance the US receives from governments in the Middle East. In the last resort, if the international system fails, the US and Europe could survive the termination of oil imports from the Middle East; Asia could not, and the consequences for the world economy including

  14. El "lavado verde" en la comunicación gráfica de la publicidad de condominios residenciales en Caruaru-Pernambuco

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    Tamires Maria de Lima Silva

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introdución: El término lavado verde (greenwashing se utiliza para nombrar el modo de comunicación desarrollado por empresarios para tratar de ocultar las verdades que impregnan sus productos y servicios, lo que puede indicar su débil compromiso con el medio ambiente. El objetivo de esa investigación fue el análisis de los atributos gráficos y textuales que figuran en los materiales publicitarios relacionados con comunidades residenciales en el municipio de Caruaru, Pernambuco, los cuales afirmaban tener aspectos "sostenibles". El análisis se ha centrado en entender en qué medida las prácticas de lavado verde podrían ser identificadas en este segmento de mercado. Método: Se realizó un estudio de campo entre enero y marzo de 2012 en los puntos de venta de las propiedades inmobiliarias de aquellos proyectos complementada por el estudio de las campañas de publicidad. Información adicional fue adquirida por conversaciones informales con los intermediarios y otras personas responsables de las acciones de marketing. Complementarmente se verificaron materiales de promoción tales como sitios web, folletos, catálogos, carteles y los stands de comercio. Resultados: Todos los proyectos examinados tenían algún grado de lavado verde en lo que respecta lo establecido en el documento denominado de "seis pecados del lavado verde", y el artículo 36 de la CONAR En cuanto a la infracción de la autenticidad en los medios de publicidad. Conclusión: Caruaru, por su crecimiento exponencial, atrajo empresas atrajo de distintos sectores empresariales. Sin embargo, se insta a repensar como se forman nuevas perspectivas y conceptos de vida y sostenibilidad a partir de desarrollo de acciones reales y transparentes y que cumplan con todos los grupos de interés de la ciudad.

  15. Pragmatismo corporativo. Estado y empresarios frente a la crisis de la agroindustria azucarera mexicana en la década de 1930

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    Crespo, Horacio

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available The Mexican sugar industry had undergone relapsing overproduction crises due to structural supply-demand imbalances and low competitiveness. Exports were confined to eventual stock surpluses which lowered the domestic, profit-depending prices. This article studies the State reaction to stock accumulation after the 1930 Depression, which endangered the viability of a key sector in rural employment. This reaction was based on the expansion of the domestic market, the conversion of sugar into a salary good, as well as the cartelization and regularization of sugar production by the Government. This latter, in its turn gave access facilities to official credit in order to finance the performance and expansion of the sugar business. The success of this program was one of the most outstanding cases of public intervention in the political economy in the thirties and later.

    La industria azucarera mexicana sufrió reiteradas crisis de sobreproducción por desajustes estructurales entre oferta y demanda y, por su escasa competitividad, sólo exportó para paliar eventuales excesos de existencias que deprimían el precio interno, del que dependían sus ganancias. Este artículo analiza la respuesta del Estado a la acumulación de stocks tras la depresión de 1930, que puso en peligro la viabilidad de un sector clave en el empleo rural, basada en la expansión del mercado interno, la conversión del azúcar en un bien salario, la cartelización de su producción y su completa regularización por parte del Gobierno, que a cambio facilitó el acceso al crédito oficial para financiar las operaciones y expansión del negocio. El éxito del programa fue uno de los hechos más destacados de la política de intervención pública en la economía a partir de los años treinta.

  16. The use of ion mobility spectrometry and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry for the detection of illicit drugs on clandestine records

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    Donnelly, Brian; Jourdan, Thomas; Fetterolf, Dean D.; Beasley, James O., II

    1995-01-01

    Illicit drug distribution has over the past decade grown tremendously from simple 'drug pushing' where drugs were distributed from poorly organized individuals to today's well organized and well financed drug cartels. This change to a more 'corporate-like' atmosphere has resulted in a greater use of record keeping to monitor the profits generated. The use of record keeping by drug distributors is not restricted to high level drug smugglers but is used at all levels within the distribution network. Dealers at all levels including street dealers are generally 'fronted', given on consignment quantities of drugs that they in turn sell to customers, thereby requiring the need for records to keep track of drug sales versus liabilities. These records because of their illicit nature are often encrypted to hide the fact that they are indeed records of drug transactions. The creation of a handwritten notation concerning a drug transaction is normally brought on because of a purchase or sale. In a sale, this is commonly accomplished through a consignment, or the designation of a quantity to a customer to whom that amount has been 'fronted'. Because this activity generates a debt, it follows that an accounting for payments made, as well as new transactions completed, is only logical. One of the most common means of representing these is through an 'accounting flow', in which payments are subtracted from a running balance while new sales are added to it. The examination of illicit drug records has been the key to the prosecution of numerous federal, state, and local drug cases for a number of years. The Document Section of the FBI Laboratory, through its Racketeering Records Analysis Unit (RRAU), has been involved in such analytical efforts since 1983. Detailed analytical research brought about an evolution in the systematic approach utilized in the RRAU since that time. The close proximity of the drugs to the records often results in trace drug evidence being transferred to

  17. Accidentes de tránsito de vehículos de motor en la población joven: evaluación de una intervención educativa en Cuernavaca, Morelos Road traffic injuries among youth: measuring the impact of an educational intervention

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    Elisa Hidalgo-Solórzano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar el efecto de una intervención educativa dirigida a incrementar el conocimiento sobre causas y factores de riesgo de accidentes de tránsito de vehículos de motor (ATVM en jóvenes de la ciudad de Cuernavaca. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utilizó un diseño cuasi-experimental en estudiantes de 15 a 19 años inscritos en preparatorias y universidades. La intervención educativa incluyó mensajes de radio, trípticos, pendones, carteles y tarjetas postales. La medida del efecto se estableció en los cambios en el conocimiento de factores de riesgo: velocidad, alcohol y uso de cinturón de seguridad, con base en la metodología de análisis factorial. RESULTADOS: Se observó un cambio significativo en el nivel de conocimiento (p=0.000 en 700 alumnos de 16 planteles educativos. CONCLUSIONES: Las intervenciones educativas representan un primer grupo de medidas para lograr cambios de conocimiento y conducta poblacionales. El presente estudio aporta una metodología para medir a corto plazo los cambios en el conocimiento sobre riesgos relacionados con el principal problema que afecta a los jóvenes mexicanos.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of an educative intervention intended to increase the knowledge of causes and risk factors associated with road traffic iinjries in the city of Cuernavaca. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study design was administered to students from 16 to 19 years old in colleges and universities in the city of Cuernavaca. The educative intervention included radio spots, banners, pamphlets, posters and cards. The measure of impact was established as changes in knowledge about speed, alcohol and the use of seat belts, using factor analysis methodologies. RESULTS: A significant change in the level of knowledge (p= 0.000 was observed in 700 students from 16 institutions. CONCLUSIONS: Educative interventions represent an initial strategy for changes in knowledge and population behaviours. The present study

  18. Assessing the Macroeconomic Importance of Gasoline and Vehicle Spending

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    Santini, Danilo J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Poyer, David A. [Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA (United States)

    2016-05-01

    Vector error correction (VEC) was used to test the importance of a theoretical causal chain from transportation fuel cost to vehicle sales to macroeconomic activity. Real transportation fuel cost was broken into two cost components: real gasoline price (rpgas) and real personal consumption of gasoline and other goods (gas). Real personal consumption expenditure on vehicles (RMVE) represented vehicle sales. Real gross domestic product (rGDP) was used as the measure of macroeconomic activity. The VEC estimates used quarterly data from the third quarter of 1952 to the first quarter of 2014. Controlling for the financial causes of the recent Great Recession, real homeowners’ equity (equity) and real credit market instruments liability (real consumer debt, rcmdebt) were included. Results supported the primary hypothesis of the research, but also introduced evidence that another financial path through equity is important, and that use of the existing fleet of vehicles (not just sales of vehicles) is an important transport-related contributor to macroeconomic activity. Consumer debt reduction is estimated to be a powerful short-run force reducing vehicle sales. Findings are interpreted in the context of the recent Greene, Lee, and Hopson (2012) (hereafter GLH) estimation of the magnitude of three distinct macroeconomic damage effects that result from dependence on imported oil, the price of which is manipulated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The three negative macroeconomic impacts are due to (1) dislocation (positive oil price shock), (2) high oil price levels, and (3) a high value of the quantity of oil imports times an oil price delta (cartel price less competitive price). The third of these is the wealth effect. The VEC model addresses the first two, but the software output from the model (impulse response plots) does not isolate them. Nearly all prior statistical tests in the literature have used vector autoregression (VAR) and

  19. Lucrècia Borja en la premsa espanyola de 1835 a 1875

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    Marc Gomar

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Resum: Entre 1835 i 1875 no hi ha mes on el drama o l’òpera Lucrècia Borja no estiga en cartell en alguna part d’Espanya. El periode analitzat comprén des de la seua estrena a la península fins a l’aparició de «Lucrecia Borgia, rehabilitada», un extens article sobre la biografia de Gregorovius en el primer número de la Revista contemporánea. Cal tenir en compte que, a la premsa de l’època és habitual retallar, copiar i enganxar amb el consegüent efecte multiplicador. Lucrècia Borja saltarà aviat de les crítiques teatrals i musicals a la secció de successos o a la crònica política, un mostra de la extraordinària popularitat aconseguida, això sí, des de la infàmia, com ocorrerà amb altres figures femenines poderoses que també són objecte de la ficció del XIX.   Paraules clau: Lucrècia Borja, Huit-cents, premsa, dones poderoses, drama   Abstract: In the period of time between 1835 and 1875, the opera (or play Lucrezia Borgia was always running somewhere in Spain. In this research it has been considered the period of time between its first release in the Iberian Peninsula and the publication of «Lucrecia Borgia, rehabilitada». This text is a very long essay about Lucrecia’s biography, written by Gregorovius, which was published in the first issue of Revista contemporánea. It needs to be considered that it was usual for journalists in that period of time to reduce, copy and paste texts, which has a multiplier effect. Lucrezia Borgia play reached an extraordinary popularity, and so it began to appear in affairs and politics columns, as well as in theatre and musical reviews columns. The same happened in the nineteenth century to other fictional characters of powerful women. Keywords: Lucrezia Borja, 19th century, newspaper, powerful women, play

  20. Entornos escolares sin humo de tabaco: entre la protección y la promoción de la salud Smoke-free school environments: between health protection and health promotion

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    Albert Moncada

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Las políticas de control del tabaquismo han vivido un importante impulso en cuanto a la protección de la población frente a la exposición involuntaria al humo ambiental de tabaco, pero estos avances han sido menores en lo que se refiere a la desnormalización de la conducta de fumar. Se describe una experiencia de sensibilización dirigida al ámbito escolar (especialmente a padres y madres, que incluye la señalización de los espacios de entrada y salida (vía pública de los centros de educación primaria de la ciudad de Terrassa como «entornos sin humo». Se colocó un cartel con la inscripción «Entorno sin humo. Educamos entre todos» en la fachada de 50 de los 54 centros de educación primaria de la ciudad. Se constató una muy buena aceptación de la propuesta. Nuestra experiencia pone de relieve la posibilidad de llevar a cabo, desde la iniciativa local, acciones que ayuden a desnormalizar el consumo de tabaco sin necesidad de recurrir al desarrollo normativo.Tobacco control policies have undergone a major boost in terms of protecting people from involuntary exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, but less progress has been made in the denormalization of smoking behaviour. We describe an experience focused on the educational environment, which included marking the waiting areas (streets of primary schools in the city of Terrassa as «Smoke-free environments». We placed a placard with the inscription «Smoke-free environment. We educate together» on the front of 50 out of 54 primary schools in the city. The proposal was well accepted. Our experience highlights the possibility of carrying out actions, based on local initiatives, that help to denormalize smoking without the need for legislative enforcement.

  1. Customer satisfaction as a mediator between causes (trust and communication and the outcome (customer loyalty in business-to-business relationship marketing in the South African cement manufacturing industry

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    Phineas Mbango

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Customer loyalty has become more relevant in the cement industry since the unbundling of the cartel system in 1994, the entrance of new competitors into the market and the effect of globalization. This study’s literature review reveals that there is limited published research in the Cement Industry, particularly in South Africa, which deals with customer loyalty management. The major objective of the study was to test satisfaction as a mediator between causes and outcome, the causes being trust and communication and the outcome being customer loyalty. The methodological approach followed was a survey and quantitative in nature. Data were collected from 362 major business-to-business cement customers throughout South Africa’s nine provinces using the face-to-face interview technique with self-administered questionnaires. The data collected in the empirical study were analysed using the structural equations modelling (SEM. The results show that in order to maintain customer loyalty, a cement supplier has to focus on strategies to build relationships on the basis of creating customer satisfaction and/or exceeding customer needs and wants. They also need to invest in enhancing customer trust and communication. Another important finding is that trust and communication have no direct effect on loyalty. Customer satisfaction is therefore the most important mediator as it leads to customer loyalty. Customer loyalty is crucial for business success in terms of repeat purchase, referrals (word-of-mouth marketing, retention and long-term profitability. There exists evidence from literature of an outcry for a need for future studies to examine causes and outcomes of satisfaction to specific industries. This study contributes to theory and practice by closing that gap, by providing a framework of causes and outcomes of satisfaction specifically aimed at the cement industry. Another contribution of this study is its examination of the sequential logic of

  2. “No es una crisis, es que ya no te quiero". Humor y protesta en el movimiento 15M

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    Romanos, Eduardo

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the relationship between humor and protest through a study of the strategic use of humor in the Spanish indignados movement. By focusing on four forms of communication (placards, performances, internal documents and Internet communications in Madrid in 2011, the article assesses the subversive potential of humor in the communication of demands, the internal organization of the movement, the recruitment of potential activists and the construction of a collective identity. At the theoretical level, the article draws attention to the benefits that arise from combining an expressive focus in the analysis of humor with another which sees this as an instrumental action of those involved. Results show that the Spanish indignados were to a large degree aware of a number of benefits associated with the use of humor that went beyond having fun and, therefore, organized several activities in order to obtain these benefits.Este artículo explora la relación entre humor y protesta a través del estudio de la utilización estratégica del humor en el movimiento 15M en Madrid en 2011. El análisis de diversas plataformas (carteles, performances, documentos internos y comunicación en internet sirve para evaluar el potencial subversivo del humor en relación con la comunicación de reivindicaciones, la organización interna del movimiento, el reclutamiento de activistas y la construcción de identidad colectiva. A nivel teórico, el artículo subraya las ventajas de combinar un enfoque expresivo con otro que entienda el humor como una acción instrumental de los participantes. Los resultados muestran cómo los activistas fueron en buena medida conscientes de una serie de beneficios asociados a la utilización del humor que iban más allá de la propia acción de divertirse y, en consecuencia, organizaron diversas iniciativas con el objetivo de alcanzar esos beneficios.

  3. Tears of the devil. A history of petroleum; Traenen des Teufels. Eine Weltgeschichte des Erdoels

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    Barudio, G.

    2001-07-01

    In his fascinating book, Guenter Barudio outlines the history and the power of that unique substance, petroleum. The first drilling experiments in Germany in the 18th century, the advances in drilling and production technology, early days in America and the rapid development of organic industry are described up to the development of the big oil companies Shell, Mobil OIl, Exxon, BP and others. Venezuala, Mexico, the Caucasian regions and the Arabian states are presented, as well as the dealings of the oil cartels in politics and the history of the OPEC. The role of petroleum in the two world wars is analyzed, and the history of North Sea Oil up to the 'Brent Spar' incident with its resulting consumer boycott is revisited. Latest developments are taken into account as well, e.g. heightened environmental awareness, ozone depletion, mega-mergers in the petroleum industry, and the price war of fuelling stations. The book ends with an urgent call for man to become aware of his role as a guardian of nature. [German] Es hat Wirtschaftsimperien geschaffen und die beiden Weltkriege beeinflusst, es hat die technische Entwicklung der Neuzeit vorangetrieben und ganze Erdteile reich gemacht. Es ist der Stoff, ohne den unser Alltag aufhoerte zu funktionieren - das Erdoel. Anschaulich und kompetent beschreibt Guenter Barudio die Geschichte und die Macht dieser einzigartigen Substanz. Die ersten Bergbauversuche im Deutschland des 18. Jahrhunderts, die Fortschritte in der Bohr- und Foerdertechnik, die Anfaenge in Amerika und die sich stuermisch entwickelnde organische Chemie bis zum Aufkommen des 'Big Oil': Shell, Mobil Oil, Exxon, BP und anderer. Venezuela, Mexiko, der Kaukasus und die arabischen Foerderlaender werden dargestellt, das Verhaeltnis der Oelkartelle zur Politik, die Geschichte der OPEC. Eingehend analysiert wird die Rolle des Erdoels in den Weltkriegen und bei der Erschliessung der Nordsee - bis zum 'Brent Spar'-Vorfall, der einen

  4. U.S. oil dependence in a global context

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    Mitchell, J.V. [Royal Institute of Interantional Relations, Londres (United Kingdom)

    2002-05-15

    The plan of this paper is to review the role of the US in the evolution of international energy security in the past; to examine the present situation and outlook for international energy trade and investment on which the US, and most major consuming countries depend, and, finally, to speculate about the possible effect on energy security of the war against terrorism. It seems that, the slogans of past energy security are not a good guide to the present problems. All industrial countries depend to some extent on imported energy supplies, but have the capacity to pay for imports over a wide range of price scenarios. Price stability is not to be expected: there will be short term shocks to both buyers and sellers, medium term cycles with leads and lags in adjusting supply capacity to demand, and long term uncertainty about the effects of policies aimed at sustainability and protecting the climate. The diversity and flexibility of international trade and investment offers the best long and medium term security and is most likely to achieve adjustments at lowest cost. Competition between oil and other fuels, and between major oil exporters to secure markets for their oil reserves, will limit the possibilities for cartel behaviour. Short-term disruptions do, however, create problems. These have been managed during the last twenty years by a combination of actual or potential use of strategic stocks by importers and reserve capacity by OPEC exporters, particularly Saudi Arabia. The role of Saudi Arabia cannot be separated from its political relationships within the Middle East and with the US. The immense flexibility of policy which the US now enjoys as a superpower could be eroded by a weakening of the acceptance the US receives from governments in the Middle East. In the last resort, if the international system fails, the US and Europe could survive the termination of oil imports from the Middle East; Asia could not, and the consequences for the world economy including

  5. The anti-competitive agreements in the prospective of the law on competition protection - An inside in the Albanian practices and legal framework

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    Rezana Konomi Perolla

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available In Albania legislation on competition was developed only after the 90s and this is natural depending on the economic development and market model, which before the 90s had spaces of a free and competitive development. Competition is an economic phenomenon that refers to such a state of a free market economy, where companies compete independently in order to benefit as many buyers so as to meet the objectives to increase profits and expansion of markets. In this way free competition is both beneficial for business development and profitable for consumers themselves, who should benefit from the prices set based on the demand–offer ratio. Competition should be perceived as a necessary mechanism that promotes increase of welfare in general, by providing enterprises with greater opportunities for profit and therefore better quality for consumers, a major benefit in the range of choices lower prices. Encouraged by the existence of competition, enterprises as market players should be motivated to be always on the alert and perhaps in uncertainty in order to be as much active in the way they compete with their competitors by providing investments and aggressive strategies as a reply to their, but also potential rivals. In competitive markets, the companies are motivated to gain market power in order to strengthen their positions in the markets where they operate and thereby they have an impact in the fulfillment of the growing needs of the consumer, which brings increase of welfare. Nevertheless, quite often companies have such an attitude that they may cause limitation of competition, such as the agreements, whose object or consequence is price fixing, market shares or the establishment of a market structure where competitors join (in case of concentrations. Price fixing is a classic element to all cases of cartels. By means of such behavior competitors try to avoid price competition between them to the detriment of the consumer, by applying higher

  6. L’audace de la culpabilité : les États-Unis et le rapport UNODC sur le crime organisé / The Audacity of Guilt: The U.S. and the UNODC’s Report on Organized Crime

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    Dominick M. F.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Comme cela avait été prédit l’an dernier dans cette revue, le cancer des cartels de la drogue mexicains s’est métastasé et des discours impolitiques sur la « faillite de l'état » et sur son impact concernant la politique étrangère et intérieure américaine se sont répandus, bien que restants encore relativement discrets.Parmi ces considérations et discours sur les perspectives effrayantes de la violence toujours croissante et terrifiante au Mexique – et même dans les débats qui ont entouré le lancement du rapport de Antonio Maria Costa « UNODC’s 2010 Drug and Organized Crime Reports » à New York et à Washington, D.C., l’été dernier – rares sont pourtant ceux qui pointent du doigt vers la cause première de la guerre perdue contre les drogues illégales, à savoir la demande américaine de cocaïne, de marijuana, d’opiacés et de drogues synthétiques et ses corolaires : approvisionnement et distribution criminels ; blanchiment d'argent et armes. Cet article cherche à enrichir les analyses sur la situation critique du Mexique en soulignant l’étendue et l’ancrage profond de l'usage illégal de stupéfiants et des autres délits liés aux drogues dans la société américaine, tant au niveau public que privé. Par exemple, au niveau fédéral, les standards en matière d’enquête préalables et de délivrance des habilitations de sécurité ont été, pendant les vingt-cinq dernières années, assouplis à un point tel qu’un passé « drug-free » (sans drogue est l'exception et non pas la règle pour l’emploi dans les services publics gouvernementaux.Les révélations les pires et les plus critiques sont celles qui concernent ces fonctionnaires de haut niveau, élus et/ou nommés, qui ont corrompu l'état de droit aux Etats-Unis en justifiant et/ou en mentant sur leurs propres culpabilités passées et présentes. C'est seulement au travers de la mise en œuvre de la formule « sunshine government

  7. O significado atribuído ao papel masculino e feminino por adolescentes de periferia El significado que los adolescentes de la periferia le atribuyen al rol masculino y femenino Meanings attributed to the masculine and feminine roles by socially-excluded adolescents

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    Maria Aparecida Baggio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de pesquisa-ação cujo objetivo foi compreender os significados atribuídos ao papel masculino e feminino pelos adolescentes/jovens integrantes de um projeto de inclusão social. Participaram 27 sujeitos vinculados aos grupos da Gastronomia, Estética e Nova Descoberta. Os dados derivam da oficina "conhecimento do corpo humano", desenvolvida nos três grupos em momentos distintos, por meio da construção de cartazes, atividades de recorte, colagem, desenho, escrita; utilização de manequim e abordagem dialógica do tema. Os dados foram analisados conforme o método de análise temática de conteúdo. Os resultados apontam duas categorias: "a fortaleza e o poder masculino" e "o papel contraditório do gênero feminino". Conclui-se que as diferenças dos papéis masculino e feminino, relacionadas ao contexto sócio-político-cultural no qual os adolescentes/jovens estão inseridos, tem repercussões importantes na forma que vivem a sua sexualidade, e, acima de tudo, na construção do seu viver saudável e de sua cidadania.Se trata de investigación -acción cuyo objetivo fue comprender los significados que los adolescentes de un grupo de inclusión social le atribuyen al papel masculino y femenino Participaron 27 sujetos vinculados a los grupos da Gastronomía, Estética y Nueva Descubierta. Los datos derivan del taller "conocimiento del cuerpo humano", desarrollado en los 3 grupos, en momentos distintos, a través de la creación de carteles , actividades para hacer collagede recorte , diseño, escritura; utilización de maniquí y abordaje dialógica del tema. Los datos fueron analizados con el método de análisis temático de contenido. Los resultados evidencian dos categorías: "la fortaleza y el poder masculino" y "el papel contradictorio del género femenino". Se concluye que las diferencias de papeles masculino y femenino, relacionadas al contexto socio-político-cultural en el cual los adolescentes/jóvenes están inseridos

  8. Percepções sobre cuidar de si, promoção da saúde e sobrepeso entre acadêmicos de enfermagem Percepciones sobre el cuidado de si mismo, promoción de la salud y sobrepeso en estudiantes de enfermería Perceptions of Self-care, health promotion and overweight among nursing students

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    Luciara Fabiane Sebold

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa qualitativa, Convergente Assistencial (PCA, desenvolvida com 42 acadêmicos de enfermagem, em uma Universidade Pública da Região Sul do Brasil. Objetivou identificar as percepções dos acadêmicos de enfermagem sobre o cuidar de si, para a promoção da saúde e a evitabilidade do sobrepeso. A coleta dos dados deu-se durante quatro encontros, através de dinâmicas de grupo, confecções de cartazes, atividades lúdicas, utilização de instrumento. A análise dos dados seguiu PCA. Categorias: Atividades físicas; Alimentação saudável; Ambiente familiar; Autoestima e autoimagem. Resultados: Os acadêmicos reconhecem a importância de Cuidar de Si; apresentam conhecimento e relacionam à temática; percebem o Cuidar de Si como forma de manter peso e/ou buscar peso adequado. As contribuições estão no sentido de novas reflexões sobre a realidade dos acadêmicos, e subsídios para inovação do ensino e aprendizagem, sensibilização dos futuros profissionais da área.Investigación cualitativa, Convergente Asistencial (PCA, desarrollada con 42 estudiantes de enfermería en una universidad pública en el sur de Brasil. El objetivo fue identificar las percepciones de los estudiantes de enfermería sobre el cuidado consigo mismo, para promover la salud y prevenir el sobrepeso. La recopilación de datos tuvo lugar durante cuatro sesiones: a través de dinámicas de grupo, de la producción de carteles, de actividades lúdicas, del uso de instrumentos. El análisis de datos siguió PCA. Categorías: actividades físicas, alimentación saludable, ambiente familiar, autoestima y autoimagen. Resultados: los académicos reconocen la importancia de cuidar de si mismos; presentan conocimientos y los relacionan con el tema; perciben el Cuidar de Si mismo como una manera de mantener el peso y / o buscar un peso adecuado. Las contribuciones son a un nuevo pensamiento sobre la realidad de los estudiantes, y subvenciones para la enseñanza y

  9. International Energy Market

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    Doringoni, S.; Pontoni, F.

    2008-01-01

    The paper analyzes recent market trends in the oil and natural gas sector. For the latter, a focus on the European gas market is then presented, whose consumption has grown considerably in these last ten years. As for the oil sector this paper investigates the key elements that have shaped its market in these years. As for oil consumption, we show that in these last 15 years China, India and the Middle East are the main responsible for the increase in World consumption. On the other hand, European OECD Countries have consistently reduced (almost 9%) their oil demand. This is due both to the dematerialization of their economy and their significant improvements in energy efficiency. As for energy intensity, in fact, Europe by far is the most efficient region in the World. On the other hand, OPEC has drastically raised its share of total production: at present the cartel accounts for more than 40% of overall production. OPEC members were the only producers to meet World's needs as oil demand expanded. The difficulties of other producers to keep up with the demand originated in the nineties, when no investment in new production capacity was brought about due to low oil prices. In the end of 2008, anyway, recession has eased the situation: for the first time in fifteen years, demand has not grown, compared to 2007 consumption. Recession has also shrunk prices, which, as soon as the demand started decreasing, have collapsed by almost 70%. As for the gas sector, the paper focuses on the European market where, after ten years from the beginning of the liberalization process, competition is still missing. In particular, the paper discusses whether LNG can bring about the competition so desperately needed. Unlike investments in pipelines, those in the LNG chain present a much lower degree of specificity, since the importer is not physically tied with the producer; moreover, it is getting increasingly common that part of the plant capacity is made available for spot

  10. Effects of a Liberalized European Gas Market

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    Austvik, Ole Gunnar

    2003-07-01

    After World War II a position that for some time was called ''left-liberal'' tried to reconcile the values of individual freedom with social justice and a more egalitarian distribution of income. According to this perception, the government should let markets work if they satisfy social goals. However, if markets are non-competitive, either by nature or cartelization, often a public authority or a regulator must intervene in order to secure social goals, such as the provision of important goods and services, to avoid excessive pricing practices etc. If the results from competitive markets achieved either by actual competition or by public regulations bring about unacceptable injustice or inequality between persons, groups or regions, governments should intervene to correct this by redistributing income through taxes and subsidies, partnership schemes with the industry, and so on. For the functioning of natural gas markets, the most crucial element is the cost of, and access to, transportation. Cost of gas transportation is often characterized by strong elements of scale and scope economies, making transporting firms natural monopolies in the markets in which they operate. In Europe, many public utilities operating as natural monopolies were nationalized in the aftermath of World War II. Being monopolists by nature (but sometimes only by law) they were considered bottlenecks in the development of each nation's competitiveness. Probably the most frequently used argument explaining these firms' inefficient use of resources, has been the lack of competition. Liberalization of a market represents a departure from the ''one management'' approach. However, the particular aspect of by-nature non-competitive markets, such as major parts of the European gas market, is that the goals of competition cannot be achieved only by removal of trade barriers. If the most efficient operation of a market is done by one, or only a few

  11. Vacunología en conflictos armados: una intervención puntual frente a poliomielitis en Afganistán Vaccinology in armed conflicts: a punctual intervention in poliomyelitis eradication in Afghanistan

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    Juan M. López-González

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Las situaciones de conflicto armado suponen un hándicap para la erradicación de la poliomielitis por las dificultades de acceso a la población susceptible. En Afganistán, tras la operación militar que supuso la caída del régimen talibán, se llevó a cabo por sanitarios militares españoles una intervención dirigida a mejorar el nivel de protección frente a poliomielitis en la población infantil de la zona donde realizaban su misión. Solventados los obstáculos logísticos y de planificación, se efectuaron 2 rondas de vacunación con vacuna de polio inactivada (VPI. Un cuestionario mediado por un intérprete permitió una aproximación al escenario vacunal, proporcionando información sobre las características sociodemográficas de los niños que acudieron, su estado vacunal, sus conocimientos sobre las vacunas y el alcance de los medios empleados para difundir la intervención. Fueron inmunizados 293 y 321 niños en dos rondas. Se observó que muy pocos estaban vacunados con anterioridad (10% y mostraban un bajo conocimiento sobre las vacunas. Los padres no se implicaron en la campaña, que obtuvo mejor resultado de difusión por carteles (70% que por cuñas radiofónicas (10%. La vacunación es una iniciativa de salud que allana el camino hacia la paz.The situations of armed conflict suppose a handicap for the eradication of the poliomyelitis due to the difficulties to access the susceptible population. In Afghanistan, after the military operation which put an end to the Taliban regime, Spanish military sanitarians made an intervention in order to immunize the children of the zone where they were conducting their mission, against poliomyelitis. After having solved planning and logistic problems, two rounds of vaccination with IPV were made. A local translator helped to fill out a questionnaire about the state of immunization in that zone, providing information regarding the socio-demographic data of the children that showed up

  12. Josep Renau y la recuperación de una belleza comprometida

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    Cabañas Bravo, Miguel

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Besides the question about the link between beauty and commitment, the paper analyses and proposes the restoration of both the existential and creative trajectory of Josep Renau (Valencia, 1907-Berlin, 1982, as one of the greatest Spanish modern painters without any doubt, but also a most singular, versatile and committed one. He was dedicated to painting, muralist painting, illustration, graphics and posters design or photomontage. His very intense development, in a sort of progression in relation to both socio-cultural commitment and artistic renovation, went through artistic and cultural stages of three significant countries binding his life, creativity and pilgrimage: Spain, Mexico and the former German Democratic Republic. Nevertheless, this commitment, so previously linked to his creative development, was simultaneously changing and varying from the impetuous commitment to the Spanish stage, to an endogen commitment of Mexican character and finally to the hexogen German stage, thus becoming from the seventies a functional implication adapted to the social requirement. At any rate, under such conditionings and during his development, he generated a kind of contingent or complex beauty –which we have called “committed beauty”-, the recovery of which must be undertaken while we also restore the figure of the artist himself.Junto a la pregunta por el vínculo de la belleza y el compromiso, se analiza y propone la recuperación conjunta de la trayectoria vivencial y creativa de Josep Renau (Valencia 1907-Berlín 1982, sin duda uno de los grandes creadores del arte español contemporáneo, pero también uno de sus artistas más singulares, polifacéticos y comprometidos. Dedicado a la pintura, el muralismo, la ilustración, el diseño gráfico, el cartel o el fotomontaje, su intensa evolución pasó, en una suerte de progresión respecto al compromiso socio-cultural y la renovación artística, por los ámbitos artístico-culturales de

  13. "Y el resto se hace con gritos": Notas sobre literatura y teatro

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    Marcela Arpes

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Quisiera comenzar con un, más o menos extenso, listado de obras de teatro que aún permanecen en cartel o, en todo caso, algunas de ellas lo estuvieron hasta marzo, en salas oficiales y alternativas del circuito teatral porteño pero, también, del interior del país: Tres para el té sobre textos de Lewis Carroll; Galileo, sobre la mesa sobre el texto de Bertolt Brecht; Federico tuvo un sueño, inspirada en el cuento de Antonio Tabucchi y en textos poéticos de Federico García Lorca; Los siete locos, de Roberto Arlt; Crave de Sarah Kane; Cielo rojo, el sueño Bolchevique del poeta Vladimir Maiacovsky; La Manchada, sobre Cuentos de la selva de Horacio Quiroga; Doña Flor y sus dos maridos de Jorge Amado; Grande y Pequeño del escritor alemán contemporáneo Botho Strauss; El diario de Anna Frank; Esa que no eres sobre textos de Alejandra Pizarnik, obra que recibió este verano el premio Estrella de Mar en la categoría mejor espectáculo del teatro off; La revolución silenciada sobre la obra Tres jueces para un largo silencio de Andrés Lizarraga, aquel escritor y dramaturgo argentino, el primero en recibir el premio Casas de las Américas; El mundo ha vivido equivocado de Roberto Fontanarrosa; Una vida más cuerda mañana, sobre textos de Griselda Gambaro, Sarah Kane y Vicente Zito Lema; La Divina Comedia de Dante Alighieri: Mi madre Mi Tierra donde conviven textos literarios de autores como Gloria Fuertes y Federico García Lorca; Sabor a Freud de José Pablo Feinman; El Corazón Delator de Edgar Allan Poe; El Relato de Lady Sotheby. de Marlene Spindler, espectáculo basado en textos de Fiodor Dostoyevsky y Stefan Zweig; Juicio al tango, sobre textos de Leopoldo Marechal; El día que Nietzsche lloró, título de la primera novela del profesor de psiquiatría de la Universidad de Stanford, Irvin Yalom; El último encuentro de Sándor Márai, versión escénica de la exitosa novela “El último encuentro” de Sándor Márai aquel escritor

  14. "Y el resto se hace con gritos": Notas sobre literatura y teatro

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    Marcela Arpes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Quisiera comenzar con un, más o menos extenso, listado de obras de teatro que aún permanecen en cartel o, en todo caso, algunas de ellas lo estuvieron hasta marzo, en salas oficiales y alternativas del circuito teatral porteño pero, también, del interior del país: Tres para el té sobre textos de Lewis Carroll; Galileo, sobre la mesa sobre el texto de Bertolt Brecht; Federico tuvo un sueño, inspirada en el cuento de Antonio Tabucchi y en textos poéticos de Federico García Lorca; Los siete locos, de Roberto Arlt; Crave de Sarah Kane; Cielo rojo, el sueño Bolchevique del poeta Vladimir Maiacovsky; La Manchada, sobre Cuentos de la selva de Horacio Quiroga; Doña Flor y sus dos maridos de Jorge Amado; Grande y Pequeño del escritor alemán contemporáneo Botho Strauss; El diario de Anna Frank; Esa que no eres sobre textos de Alejandra Pizarnik, obra que recibió este verano el premio Estrella de Mar en la categoría mejor espectáculo del teatro off; La revolución silenciada sobre la obra Tres jueces para un largo silencio de Andrés Lizarraga, aquel escritor y dramaturgo argentino, el primero en recibir el premio Casas de las Américas; El mundo ha vivido equivocado de Roberto Fontanarrosa; Una vida más cuerda mañana, sobre textos de Griselda Gambaro, Sarah Kane y Vicente Zito Lema; La Divina Comedia de Dante Alighieri: Mi madre Mi Tierra donde conviven textos literarios de autores como Gloria Fuertes y Federico García Lorca; Sabor a Freud de José Pablo Feinman; El Corazón Delator de Edgar Allan Poe; El Relato de Lady Sotheby. de Marlene Spindler, espectáculo basado en textos de Fiodor Dostoyevsky y Stefan Zweig; Juicio al tango, sobre textos de Leopoldo Marechal; El día que Nietzsche lloró, título de la primera novela del profesor de psiquiatría de la Universidad de Stanford, Irvin Yalom; El último encuentro de Sándor Márai, versión escénica de la exitosa novela “El último encuentro” de Sándor Márai aquel escritor

  15. LNG, Competition and Security of Supply: the Role of Shipping

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    Dorigoni, S.; Mazzei, L.; Pontoni, F.; Sileo, A.

    2009-01-01

    In the last few years, one of the main concerns of European Union in the energetic field has been that of facilitating the safeguard of raw materials' security of supply, especially that of natural gas. Import through LNG chain, that is, through the employment of LNG tankers for gas transportation, has been identified by the European Council as one of the instruments to achieve these goals. In fact, import via LNG does not require, for the importer, such investments as to determine an indissoluble physical tie between producer and buyer, as happens for transport via pipeline (Chernyavska et al., 2002). In other words, investments in pipelines are very specific. Moreover, as they are made in order to support specific transactions, contracts usually take the form of long-term agreements with minimum off take requirements (take or pay clauses): such contracts definitely contribute to the cartelization of the market, hindering competition. Unlike investments in pipelines, those in the LNG chain present a much lower degree of specificity: in fact, even though the construction of a re gasification plant is generally tied to the stipulation of a long-term agreement (with take or pay clause), LNG chain costs have significantly decreased over time (until a few years ago) and, moreover, it is getting increasingly common that part of plant capacity is made available for spot transactions. What's more, once the contract is expired and the investment is sunk, the importer may satisfy his gas supply needs on the basis of his relative gains. As far as LNG import contractual practices are concerned, significant changes have started to take places in the last few years, both in terms of agreements' length average duration has significantly decreased and in terms of price indexation in the most developed markets LNG price is tied to gas spot price (IEA, 2006). One of the many possible advantages of transport via LNG is that liquefied gas enables European importers to widen their gas

  16. Economics of lifecycle analysis and greenhouse gas regulations

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    Rajagopal, Deepak

    2009-11-01

    the market power of OPEC (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries), a cartel of nations which is the single largest oil exporting entity in the world, and is an entity considered unreliable. On the other hand, it reduces the demand for domestic farm subsidies. At the same crops comprise a small share of the retail price of food. As a result, the expected negative impact of biofuel was at worst a small increase in the retail price of food. However, the food price inflation in the year 2008 suggests that the negative impact on food consumers was significantly higher than expected and also outweighed the impact fuel consumers. I estimate the effect on biofuels on food and oil prices and compare them to other estimates in the literature and also relate these to prices observed in the real world. The third topic is the economics of greenhouse gas regulations of transportation fuels. Climate change policies such as United Nations' Kyoto protocol, European Union Emission Trading Scheme, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the US north-east mandate an aggregate emission target, called a cap and allow regulated entities to trade responsibilities for abatement. Furthermore, these policies have generally and sometimes exclusively targeted the electricity and industrial sector for emission reduction. However, the Low carbon fuel standard and Renewable fuel standard are two policies about to be implemented by the State of California and the US federal government, which exclusively target the transportation sector for emission reduction. Furthermore, these regulations mandate emission intensity target for fuels rather than aggregate emission reduction. I compare the cost-effectiveness of these two types of regulations, namely, aggregate emission caps versus emission intensity standards and discuss how prices, output and emissions vary between these two types of policies.

  17. Administrative Surveillance and Fear: Implications for U.S.-Mexico Border Relations and Governance

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    Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Fear has struck the people along the U.S.-Mexico border. Government authorities of the two nations have implemented techniques to secure the Rio Grande against drug trafficking, immigration, and terrorism. This article explores the issues and policies that have led to the escalation of violence on the U.S.-Mexico border and the ‘politics of fear’. Firstly, Mexican and U.S. governmental authorities are examined in the context of their actions against the various drug cartels. Secondly, the impact of such actions on the nations’ publics is analysed. The authors combine the theoretical conceptions of the ‘media spectacle’ and the politics of fear that create a ‘spectacle of fear’ to explain events in the region. Finally, the authors provide a theoretical interpretation of the politics and administration of security policies regarding the impact of violence in this border region, employing primarily the works of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, which are central to any discussion of the phenomena of politics and societal violence. Overall, this work seeks to interpret the ‘culture of fear’ forced on citizens and the conflict between power and violence. Resumen: Vigilancia Administrativa y Miedo: Implicaciones para la Gobernanza y las Relaciones Fronterizas México-Estados Unidos El miedo ha tomado por sorpresa a la población que habita en la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos. Las autoridades han implementado acciones para combatir, en ambos lados del Río Bravo, el tráfico de drogas, la migración y el terrorismo. En este artículo se explican las causas de la violencia fronteriza que derivan en la ‘política del miedo’. Primeramente, se analizan las acciones de las autoridades mexicanas y estadounidenses en contra de los denominados cárteles de la droga. En segundo lugar, se evalúa el impacto de dichas acciones sobre la sociedad en ambas naciones. Los autores combinan las nociones teóricas de

  18. Impact of different national biomass policies on investment costs of biomass district heating plants. Final report

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    2000-04-01

    costs to justify higher subsidies. Monitoring of actual costs could prevent this problem. The investigations also show that specific investment costs are closely related to the technical design of the plant. Applying strict technical criteria leads to high full load hours and thus decreases specific investment costs per heat produced. However, higher investment costs (e.g. for technical equipment) can also reduce the operation costs. Due to a lack of availability these costs were not analysed, but taken into account by forming different plant samples. Other identified measures for decreasing costs are: to provide organisational structures for professional training, standardised tender documents, increased quality of feasibility studies. European benchmarking, rigorous anti-cartel policies, organised advice for possible new operators, communication platforms for plant operators, model contracts with planners. (au)

  19. What kind of scientometrics and bibliometrics do we need in Poland? (in Polish

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    Michał KOKOWSKI

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research study and review article is to examine the scientific basis of scientometrics and bibliometrics, i.e. to show their real “detection and measurement” capabilities. The analysis is conducted from the author’s perspective of the integrated science of science and the history and methodology of the science of science following this perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on the history and methodology of scientometrics and bibliometrics and the history and methodology of science. This perspective is a new approach to the subject matter and determines a how to select publications and their interpretations and b which hierarchy the analyzed issues should follow. The article describes the view, dominant both in the world and in Poland, on the basics of scientometrics and bibliometrics and their numerous serious scientific restrictions, such as: a the incompatibility of the so­‑called scientometric laws and the Garfield law of concentration with the empirical data; b the domain bias, the language bias and the geographical bias of indexation databases; c various practices of scientific communication; d the local (national or state­‑level orientation of humanities, social sciences and citation indexes; e the disadvantages of the impact factor (IF, the manipulations with its values and the “impact factor game”; f  the numerous problems with and abuses of citations, e.g. the Mendel syndrome, the “classic” publication bias, the palimpsestic syndrome, the effect of the disappearance of citations, the so­‑called Matthew effect, the theft of citations, the so­‑called secondary and tertiary citations, negative citations, “fashionable nonsenses”, forced citations, the pathologies of the so­‑called citation cartels or cooperative citations, the guest authorship and the honorable authorship; g the distinction between the “impact of publication” and the “importance of publication” or the

  20. Mortalidad por homicidios en México: tendencias, variaciones socio-geográficas y factores asociados Deaths by homicide in Mexico: trends, socio-geographical variations and associated factors

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    Guillermo Julián González-Pérez

    2012-12-01

    ,000. In 2009, the male homicide rate was almost 9 times higher than the female rate and about two-thirds of homicides involved firearms. Multivariate analysis reveals that impunity, drug trafficking, alcohol and drug consumption and school dropout in basic education - in that order - are key factors for understanding the geographical variations in homicide rates in Mexico in 2008-2009. Findings suggest that to reduce the number of homicide victims and spatial variations in the rate, it is necessary not only to fight the drug cartels, but above all to implement structural reforms in the criminal justice system and reduce the socioeconomic disparities among states.

  1. Effects of a Liberalized European Gas Market

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    Austvik, Ole Gunnar

    2003-01-01

    After World War II a position that for some time was called ''left-liberal'' tried to reconcile the values of individual freedom with social justice and a more egalitarian distribution of income. According to this perception, the government should let markets work if they satisfy social goals. However, if markets are non-competitive, either by nature or cartelization, often a public authority or a regulator must intervene in order to secure social goals, such as the provision of important goods and services, to avoid excessive pricing practices etc. If the results from competitive markets achieved either by actual competition or by public regulations bring about unacceptable injustice or inequality between persons, groups or regions, governments should intervene to correct this by redistributing income through taxes and subsidies, partnership schemes with the industry, and so on. For the functioning of natural gas markets, the most crucial element is the cost of, and access to, transportation. Cost of gas transportation is often characterized by strong elements of scale and scope economies, making transporting firms natural monopolies in the markets in which they operate. In Europe, many public utilities operating as natural monopolies were nationalized in the aftermath of World War II. Being monopolists by nature (but sometimes only by law) they were considered bottlenecks in the development of each nation's competitiveness. Probably the most frequently used argument explaining these firms' inefficient use of resources, has been the lack of competition. Liberalization of a market represents a departure from the ''one management'' approach. However, the particular aspect of by-nature non-competitive markets, such as major parts of the European gas market, is that the goals of competition cannot be achieved only by removal of trade barriers. If the most efficient operation of a market is done by one, or only a few, firms, these must be made to behave in a way that

  2. What has Science’s open-access sting taught us about the quality of peer review?

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    Mićo Tatalović

    2013-11-01

    recent study by the same centre found what is calls”a citation cartel created for manipulative purposes by two predatory journals” published by a publisher based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but where many Serbian researchers regularly publish, in what the study called a cartel (i.e. scientists know they are doing a bad thing, paying public money to publish in their friends’ journals, and citing other studies in those journals to artificially boost their impact factors [12]. What these examples highlight is that by no means has the publishing misconduct - or at least suspect practices - bypassed our region. In fact, small scientific communities, peer review in local languages, and lack of publishing and scientific expertise are all likely to exacerbate the problems in conducting proper peer review in small and local journals. Indeed, out of five journals in the former Yugoslavia, which Bohannon targeted, only one - the journal you are reading - has recognized the problems with the fake paper and decided to reject it. The other four: International Journal of Integrative Medicine (In Tech, Croatia, Journal of Plant Biology Research (International Network for Applied Sciences and Technology, B&H, Acta Facultatis Medicae Naisensis (Medical Faculty of University of Niš, Serbia, and Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences (Institute of Immunobiology and Human Genetics in Skopje, Macedonia all accepted it and if this was not a journalistic investigation they could have all be by now had published similar fake papers. When asked about this case, the editorial offices of the Journal of Plant Biology Research and Acta Facultatis Medicae Naisensis did not reply to my e-mails, which is discouraging. It shows how little transparency some journals are prepared to have in their work, and to what extent they can simply ignore such exposes by even the venerable Science magazine. The answers I received from the other three journals’ editorial offices shine some light on the issues

  3. Relación del material didáctico con la enseñanza de ciencia y tecnología Relação do material didático com o ensino de ciência e tecnologia The Relationship Between Educational Material and the Teaching of Science and Technology

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    Maria Aidé Angarita-Velandia

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La formación de usuarios cultos de tecnología, capaces de tomar decisiones adecuadas con respecto a los avances científicos que impactan a la sociedad, implica el empleo de estrategias pedagógicas adecuadas al estudio de los conceptos científicos y tecnológicos, y sus aplicaciones. En este trabajo se reporta el impacto causado con la utilización de material didáctico innovador en el aula, con el fin de mejorar el proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje de algunos conceptos científicos y tecnológicos relacionados con la energía. Para las pruebas piloto se escogieron cinco instituciones educativas de la ciudad de Duitama (Colombia, y se trabajó con 450 niños de los grados tercero a quinto de educación básica y 17 docentes. Previa utilización de las ayudas didácticas, se desarrolló un plan de clase, cuyo primer punto consistía en la explicación teórica del concepto que se iba a estudiar y su aplicación, para luego explicar el prototipo que se utilizaría, indicando los cuidados y las posibilidades de su manejo, así como su relación con los conceptos teóricos impartidos previamente. Es interesante observar que antes de utilizar el material, menos del 20% de los estudiantes identificaron correctamente los conceptos de ciencia y tecnología, y más del 60% de ellos lo hicieron en forma apropiada después de la actividad. En cuanto a los profesores, se pudo notar que si bien es cierto todos utilizan ayudas tradicionales, como carteles, guías, libros y el computador, ninguno emplea material específicamente diseñado para impartir los conceptos tecnológicos.A formação de usuários cultos na tecnologia, capazes de tomar uma decisão adequada com respeito aos progressos da ciência que impactam a sociedade, involucra a utilização de estratégias pedagógicas apropriadas ao estudo dos conceitos científicos e tecnológicos, e suas aplicações. Neste artigo e reportado o efeito da utilização de material didático inovador na aula

  4. Replacing the Rare Earth Intellectual Capital

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    Gschneidner, Jr., Karl

    2011-04-01

    The rare earth crisis slowly evolved during a 10 to 15 year period beginning in the mid-1980s, when the Chinese began to export mixed rare earth concentrates. In the early 1990s, they started to move up the supply chain and began to export the individual rare earth oxides and metals. By the late 1990s the Chinese exported higher value products, such as magnets, phosphors, polishing compounds, catalysts; and in the 21st century they supplied finished products including electric motors, computers, batteries, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), TVs and monitors, mobile phones, iPods and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs. As they moved to higher value products, the Chinese slowly drove the various industrial producers and commercial enterprises in the US, Europe and Japan out of business by manipulating the rare earth commodity prices. Because of this, the technically trained rare earth engineers and scientists who worked in areas from mining to separations, to processing to production, to manufacturing of semifinished and final products, were laid-off and moved to other fields or they retired. However, in the past year the Chinese have changed their philosophy of the 1970s and 1980s of forming a rare earth cartel to control the rare earth markets to one in which they will no longer supply the rest of the world (ROW) with their precious rare earths, but instead will use them internally to meet the growing demand as the Chinese standard of living increases. To this end, they have implemented and occasionally increased export restrictions and added an export tariff on many of the high demand rare earth elements. Now the ROW is quickly trying to start up rare earth mines, e.g. Molycorp Minerals in the US and Lynas Corp. in Australia, to cover this shortfall in the worldwide market, but it will take about five years for the supply to meet the demand, even as other mines in the ROW become productive. Unfortunately, today there is a serious lack of technically trained

  5. Diseño, desarrollo y evaluación de una campaña publicitaria para la prevención de accidentes de tráfico

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    José Diego GARCÍA GARCÍA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente estudio se trata de una investigación experimental para intentar predecir la variabilidad que se puede producir por la influencia de una campaña publicitaria con el objetivo de prevenir los accidentes de tráfico en los niños de seis a catorce años. Más concretamente, se desarrollan todos los elementos que han intervenido en la aplicación educativa de un programa, que pretende modificar los niveles de error que cometen los niños en los pasos para peatones regulados con semáforo. El instrumento de intervención educativa consistió en un folleto que se facilitó a los alumnos y en un cartel que se situaba en las aulas, y en donde aparecen matizadas las conductas adecuadas que se han de llevar a cabo en el mencionado paso para peatones. El procedimiento se basa en las estrategias de las intervenciones experimentales, pero teniendo presente los factores que condicionan los resultados de las aplicaciones en los programas aplicados en un medio natural. Los resultados de la aplicación experimental han sido significativos, aunque hay que tener la influencia de algunos factores que han condicionado parte de los resultados. Asimismo, además de la conducta de los niños, se evaluó la conducta de los adultos, obteniéndose en todos los casos una variabilidad menor que en los primeros.ABSTRACT: The present study deals with experimental research that attempted to pre-- dict the variability that can be produced by the influence of an advertising campaign aimed at preventing traffic accidents in children aged six to fourteen. More concretely, we analyzed the elements that intervened in the educational application of a program aimed at modifying the number of errors committed by children at cross-walks regulated by traffic lights. The instrument of educational intervention consisted of a leaflet given to the students and a poster put up in the classroom, which showed the proper behaviour for using pedestrian cross-walks. The

  6. The Astronomy Club of Araranguá: Educating Science Teachers as Science Communicators. (Breton Title: Clube de Astronomia de AraranguÁ: a Formação de Professores de Ciências Como Divulgadores Científicos. ) Club de Astronomía de Araranguá: la Formación del Profesorado Como Comunicadores de la Ciencia

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    Damasio, Felipe; Allain, Olivier; Antunes Rodrigues, Adriano

    2013-07-01

    -se na Teoria da Aprendizagem Significativa, sempre procurando alcançar a pré-disposição em aprender e produzir material potencialmente significativo, as duas condições necessárias para que a aprendizagem significativa ocorra. El estudio relatado en este trabajo se lleva a cabo desde 2009 en el Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnología de Santa Catarina, campus Araranguá. En él se busca formar a comunicadores de la ciencia durante la formación inicial de los docentes Licenciatura en Ciencias Naturales con especialidad en Física, y también promover acciones de divulgación científica para el público en general en la región de Araranguá a través de un club de astronomía llamado CA2 (Clube de Astronomia Araranguá). Entres las acciones de los estudiantes que se promueven están: producción de videos, programas de radio, conferencias, observaciones nocturnas, la preparación y exposición de carteles, la educación en física para los niños, actividades de formación permanente del profesorado y enseñanza de la física de con el tema generador Astronomía. El trabajo de la formación del profesorado y la difusión de club científico se basa en la teoría del aprendizaje significativo, buscando siempre la predisposición para aprender y producir material potencialmente significativo, las dos condiciones necesarias para que ocurra el aprendizaje significativo.

  7. Quantum Fest 2016 International Conference on Quantum Phenomena, Quantum Control and Quantum Optics

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    2017-01-01

    -Ortiz (Physics Department, Cinvestav, Mexico)Besides the courses lectured by Profs. Gadella, Loaiza, Nieto and Rosas-Ortiz, there were 10 plenary presentations, 10 contributed talks and 31 posters. This time, more than 50 participants from Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Cinvestav, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Politécnica del Valle de México came together to attend the courses, talks and poster sessions delivered during the festival.We would like to emphasize that the plenary as well as the contribution talks are presented only by invitation of the festival Organizing Committee.The Plenary Speakers of Quantum Fest 2016 were:Bijan K. Bagchi (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Calcutta, India)Rafael Baquero (Physics Department, Cinvestav, Mexico)Rodolfo Id Betan (National University of Rosario, Argentina)Octavio Castaños (ICN-UNAM, Mexico)Véronique Hussin (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Montréal, Canada)Bogdan Mielnik (Physics Department, Cinvestav, Mexico)Mikhail S. Plyushchay (Physics Department, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile)Vladimir Rabinovich (ESIME-IPN, Mexico)José Recamier (ICF-UNAM, Mexico)Dieter Schuch (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt, Germany)The informal and lively discussions at Sala de Usos Múltiples of UPIITA during either the coffee breaks or the poster sessions, have been a breeding ground for scientific collaboration between the participants of the conference. We are certain that this is crucial to strength the rapprochement between students and researchers.This year, the academic recognition as the best poster expositor was awarded to Kevin Zelaya for his work entitled “Time-dependent exactly solvable potentials generated by Darboux transformations”. The figure in the cover of this volume has been borrowed from the cartel presented by Mr. Zelaya.The members of the 2016 Organizing Committee were:Sara Cruz y Cruz (UPIITA-IPN)Zurika Blanco (Physics

  8. Development of Entrepreneurial Activity of the Processing Industry under Conditions of Deepening of Integration Processes Развитие предпринимательской деятельности перерабатывающей отрасли в условиях углубления интеграционных процессов

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    Daniali Pedram

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The article considers theoretical aspects of entrepreneurial activity under conditions of deepening of integration processes. It studies tendencies of development of economic subjects. It identifies integration of entrepreneurial structures at inter-firm and intra-firm levels. It analyses parts of the synergetic effect. It considers different forms of integration. It analyses the world practice of the forms of integration of companies, namely: strategic alliances, consortia, cartels, syndicates, pools, associations, conglomerates, trusts, concerns, industrial holdings and financial and industrial groups. It allocates advantages of creation of consortia. It develops a matrix of main organisational forms of integration and their characteristic features. It systemises main forms of integration of companies. It determines specific features of transactions in Ukraine.В статье рассмотрены теоретические аспекты предпринимательской деятельности в условиях углублен��я интеграционных процессов. Исследованы тенденции развития хозяйствующих субъектов. Определена интеграция предпринимательских структур на межфирменном и внутрифирменном уровнях. Проанализированы части синергетического эффекта. Рассмотрены различные формы интеграции. Определена мировая практика форм интеграции компаний, а именно: стратегические альянсы, консорциумы, картели, синдикаты, пулы, ассоциации, конгломераты, тресты, концерны, промышленные холдинги, финансово-промышленные

  9. Une activité touristique et de loisir « amphibie » entre espaces de pratiques et territoires de gestion : la plaisance Uma atividade turística e de lazer “anfíbia” entre espaços de práticas e territórios de gestão : o nautismo

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    Ewan Sonnic

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available À l’ère du tourisme de masse et des loisirs, la plaisance est une expression particulière de territorialité à travers divers équipements sur le trait de côte (ports, marinas, chantiers navals, etc. et des flux tant maritimes que terrestres (itinéraires en mer des plaisanciers entre ports, liaisons domiciles-points d’embarquement, navettes domicile-travail des professionnels de la plaisance, etc.. Ce caractère « amphibie » confère à la plaisance une place atypique parmi les activités touristiques.En France, plus que d’autres loisirs, la plaisance est écartelée entre des espaces vécus, résultant pour l’essentiel des parcours des plaisanciers (bassins de navigation, bassins de croisière, bassins de plaisance…, et des territoires administratifs relevant d’une logique bien différente à terre (collectivités territoriales, subdivisions des affaires maritimes comme en mer (eaux territoriales, zone d’exercice du droit de police.Conformément à bien des espaces vécus, les aires de pratiques de la plaisance sont particulièrement complexes. Outre leur caractère chronique, compte tenu du caractère essentiellement saisonnier de l’activité, ces territoires vont dépendre de la diversité des pratiques plaisancières (pêche-promenade, balade en mer, croisière côtière, croisière hauturière, voile sportive…, des limites conscientes voire inconscientes que se fixe chaque plaisancier, du déterminisme physique (obstacles à la navigation, vents, courants…, de la réglementation en vigueur qui interdit la navigation au-delà d’une certaine distance d’un abri selon les différentes catégories de navires, etc. Pour leur part, les territoires de gestion relèvent d’une logique largement continentale, même en avant du trait de côte. L’inadéquation entre espaces de pratiques et de gestion est telle que plusieurs acteurs (collectivités territoriales, services déconcentrés de l’Etat, bureaux d