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  1. Latina Landscape: Queer Toronto

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    Jimenez, Karleen Pendleton

    2008-01-01

    A group of Latinas sat down one day around a wooden table on the third floor of a downtown Toronto community center, lit candles and began to write. They came together through a flier inviting all Latinas interested in writing. On the second meeting, they named themselves Lengua Latina (Latin Tongue). Lengua Latina is a structure established by…

  2. ISLANDIA LATINA

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    Jensson, Gottskálk; Marner, Astrid Maria Katharina

    2014-01-01

    The aim of ISLANDIA LATINA is to collect the remains of Latin literacy in Iceland, and to organize this information in a single database. We wish to assemble a richly documented list of all Latin authors and works known and used, in one way or another, in Medieval Iceland (and Norway, to a lesser...... will hopefully inaugur a new approach to Latin letters in the west Nordic area, by gathering in one place a broad amalgam of new and established identifications of Latin fragments and translated texts, including codicological, bibliographical and prosopographical sources....

  3. Latinas in Need

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    Dempsey, Beth

    2007-01-01

    In the summer of 2006, the New York City-based Spanish-language newspaper "La Prensa" ran a series of articles on the surprisingly stressful life of the young Latina in America. The series brought to light grim statistics uncovered in the academic community that had largely escaped the mainstream. Namely, young Latinas--ages 12-17--are more likely…

  4. Latina Teen Suicide and Bullying

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    Romero, Andrea J.; Wiggs, Christine Bracamonte; Valencia, Celina; Bauman, Sheri

    2013-01-01

    Latina adolescents experience depression and suicidal ideations in a disproportionate manner compared to their non-Latina counterparts. We investigate suicide and depressive symptoms among a state-wide sample (N = 650) of adolescent Latina girls with a focus on bullying as a predictor. Bullying rates are higher than previous studies have found for…

  5. Latina/o Students' Needs

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    Mahaffy, Kimberly A.; Pantoja, Christina

    2013-01-01

    To better understand Latina/o students' needs in a predominantly White institution of higher education with low Latina/o retention rates, semistructured interviews were completed with 30 Latina/o students. The themes that emerged through qualitative analysis of the interviews were: linguistic and financial barriers; a need for unity; availability…

  6. Feminist Identity among Latina Adolescents

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    Manago, Adriana M.; Brown, Christia Spears; Leaper, Campbell

    2009-01-01

    This study explores developing conceptions of feminism among Latina adolescents, their prevalence of feminist endorsement, and whether home environment and well-being are related to feminist identity. One hundred and forty Latina girls (Grades 9 to 12, M age = 15) wrote personal narratives of their understanding of feminism and whether they…

  7. Emprendedurismo en America Latina

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    Jimmy Federico Telléz Figueroa

    2013-01-01

    América latina es y ha sido siempre una región, que por sus características en particular socio políticas, no ha generado la mejor de las condiciones para el desarrollo y el fomento del emprendedurismo en todos sus niveles; por el contrario a simple vista nos permite inferir que en mayor o menor grado, dependiendo de los países, las condiciones científicamente ideales para la incubación de emprendimientos no son precisamente las ideales para que los “emprendedores” corran el riesgo de “empren...

  8. Landschaftsbereiche der Provinz Latina

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    Luigi Piemontese

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Das Konzept der Landschaft setz sich zusammen aus verschiedenen Bezugspunkten und Interpretationen, je nach dem Blickpunkt, und ihre Wahnehrung veraendert sich je nach der verschiedenartigen Brille mit der man sie sieht. Der Artikel, geht von der Definition der Landschaft aus, wie sie in der Eurpaischen Konvention zitiert ist :“ Ein Teil des Landes, wie es von seinen Volk gesehen ist, dessen Charakter geformt ist aus naturlichen und menschlichen Faktoren und deren Wechselverhaeltnis”. Er wird fortgefuehrt mit der Identifikation der Landschaftsbereiche der Provinz Latina, die angesehn werden sollen als klimatisch, litologisch und morphologisch aenliche Landschaftsportionen, in denen erstens die Merkmale der Flora und Fauna klar werden und an zweiter Stelle, durch den Gebrauch des Territoriums und die Veraendungen mit denen er es gezeichnet hat, das Tun des Menschen. Die Methodik ruht teilweise auf der Klassifizierung des Territoriums, ausgearbeitet von C.Blasio und dem Konkretfall angeglichen.

  9. Emprendedurismo en America Latina

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    Jimmy Federico Telléz Figueroa

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available América latina es y ha sido siempre una región, que por sus características en particular socio políticas, no ha generado la mejor de las condiciones para el desarrollo y el fomento del emprendedurismo en todos sus niveles; por el contrario a simple vista nos permite inferir que en mayor o menor grado, dependiendo de los países, las condiciones científicamente ideales para la incubación de emprendimientos no son precisamente las ideales para que los “emprendedores” corran el riesgo de “emprender”.Podemos empezar el análisis desde México hasta Argentina pasando por supuesto por Brasil y todos los demás países, y podríamos concluir que de alguna manera, incluso las legislaciones y normativas están en la mayoría de los casos pensados para las grandes corporaciones industriales, comerciales y de servicios generadores de altos niveles de empleo, exceptuando esta en casos muy particulares, pero que no necesariamente generan un efecto multiplicador que influya en la economía de los países y menos aun en la reducción de sus indicadores de pobreza.

  10. América Latina

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    Marcos Olalla

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el sentido intelectualista de la producción literaria modernista de Latinoamérica. Dicho enfoque es revisado en la obra del escritor argentino Manuel Ugarte (1875-1951 El porvenir de América Latina (1910. Nuestra lectura ofrece algunas líneas para la discriminación de las diversas fuentes ideológicas del intelectualismo en el “americanismo literario”. Consideramos en tal sentido la perspectiva historicista con la que Ugarte describe la composición social de América Latina.

  11. Teacher's Guide to "Artes Latinae".

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    Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others

    The purpose of this guide is to assist teachers in the classroom utilization of "Artes Latinae", the Encyclopaedia Britannica Latin instructional system. This guide is intended as a supplement to the publisher's teacher's manual and presupposes familiarity with it. Stress has been placed on the early units of the textbook, since the inexperienced…

  12. Diabetes-Related Behaviors in Latinas and Non-Latinas in California

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    O’Brien, Matthew J.; Davey, Adam; Alos, Victor A.; Whitaker, Robert C.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Certain dietary and physical activity behaviors have been associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, yet little is known about the prevalence of these behaviors among Latinas (Latino women). The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare the prevalence of diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, we compared self-reported diabetes-related behaviors of Latinas ...

  13. Latina Titans: A Journey of Inspiration

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    Menchaca, Velma D.; Mills, Shirley J.; Leo, Filomena

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative research examined the journey of renowned female leadership in higher education. Two top level Latina administrators of universities were interviewed extensively to discover their journey to leadership. The theoretical framework used was Latina critical race theory, feminist theory, and counter-storytelling. Themes that surfaced…

  14. Latina Adolescent Childbearing in East Los Angeles.

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    Erickson, Pamela I.

    This book is about teenage pregnancy among Latina teenagers in East Los Angeles (California). It focuses on teenage pregnancy and motherhood among economically disadvantaged Latinas aged 17 and under. The young mothers in this study were participants in a series of intervention efforts to prevent repeat pregnancy at a family planning clinic. This…

  15. A Latina Principal Leading for Social Justice

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    Hernandez, Frank; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Cerecer, Patricia Quijada

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the role that racial identity plays among Latina school principals is examined through a case study of a principal in a K-3 elementary school. Based on a Latina/o critical race framework and a phenomenological research approach, the study explores the degree to which having a strong understanding of one's racial identity formation…

  16. Decomposing trends in nonmarital fertility among Latinas.

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    DeLeone, Felicia Yang; Lichter, Daniel T; Strawderman, Robert L

    2009-09-01

    For Latinos, high rates of nonmarital fertility reinforce economic inequality and slow the pace of social and economic incorporation into American society. Changes in the nonmarital fertility ratio--nonmarital births as a percentage of all births (NMFR)--among women aged 15-44 over the period 1994-2005 were partitioned into three components: changes in marital and in nonmarital fertility, and in the proportion of women who were married. Annual birth data were drawn from the national Natality Detail File, and population estimates were drawn from the Current Population Surveys. Analyses were conducted for blacks, whites and Latinas, as well as for selected subgroups of Latinas; differences in NMFRs between racial and ethnic groups were also calculated. NMFRs were largely unchanged between 1994 and 2002, and then began to rise; they averaged 43% for Latinas, 69% for blacks and 23% for whites over the study period. In 2005, 48% of births to Latinas were nonmarital. Most of the rise in Latinas' NMFR was linked to a decline in marriage. Among foreign-born Latinas, a six-percentage-point increase in the NMFR was due mostly to a rise in nonmarital fertility and a decline in marital fertility, which offset the beneficial effects of a rising marriage rate. The difference between Latinas' and whites' NMFRs was largely attributed to Latinas' higher nonmarital fertility, whereas the difference between blacks' and whites' NMFRs was driven mostly by lower marriage rates among blacks. Efforts to reduce out-of-wedlock childbearing among Latinas are needed, and programs should promote healthy marriages, especially among foreign-born Latinas.

  17. Diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas in California.

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    O'Brien, Matthew J; Davey, Adam; Alos, Victor A; Whitaker, Robert C

    2013-02-01

    Certain dietary and physical activity behaviors have been associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, yet little is known about the prevalence of these behaviors among Latinas (Latino women). The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare the prevalence of diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas. Using data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, we compared self-reported diabetes-related behaviors of Latinas (n = 4,321) to non-Latinas (n = 21,112) after excluding women who were pregnant or had diabetes. For six behaviors, we determined the cut point for the least healthy tertile: walking, doing moderate to vigorous physical activity, and consuming fried potatoes, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), desserts, and fast food. We used logistic regression to examine the association between Latina ethnicity and being in the least healthy tertile compared with the other two tertiles for each of these behaviors. In multivariate models adjusted for age, income, education, marital status, health status, smoking, and acculturation, Latinas had a higher risk (odds ratio [95% CI]) of being in the least healthy tertile for the consumption of fast food (1.94 [1.63-2.31]), SSBs (1.53 [1.29-1.82]), and fried potatoes (1.32 [1.18-1.67]), and lower risk for desserts (0.82 [0.70-0.95]). Latinas and non-Latinas had similar physical activity levels. Dietary differences between Latinas and non-Latinas (particularly in the consumption of fast food and SSBs) may be the focus of interventions to prevent diabetes in Latinas. Further research among Latinas is needed to understand and modify these dietary behaviors.

  18. Latina

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    Lidia M. Rodríguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una revisión del trabajo desarrollado por Paulo Freire, cuyo pensamiento constituye un fecundo aporte realizado al campo de la Educación durante el siglo XX. En un esfuerzo de historización, se realiza un recorrido por el proceso intelectual del pedagogo brasileño, desde sus primeras experiencias de trabajo en Brasil, pasando por Chile y países africanos en procesos de descolonización, y regresando a su país natal cuando las condiciones políticas se lo permitieron, comprometido con la propuesta del Partido de los Trabajadores. La investigación que da origen a este artículo se propuso recuperar algunos de los aspectos más fecundos del aporte freireano, para vincularlos a problemáticas especificas de la educación de jóvenes y adultos y a desarrollos teóricos ligados a la comunicación y la cultura.

  19. Genetic Ancestry and Risk of Breast Cancer among US Latinas

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    Fejerman, Laura; John, Esther M.; Huntsman, Scott; Beckman, Kenny; Choudhry, Shweta; Perez-Stable, Eliseo; Burchard, Esteban González; Ziv, Elad

    2008-01-01

    US Latinas have a lower incidence of breast cancer compared to non-Latina White women. This difference is partially explained by differences in the prevalence of known risk factors. Genetic factors may also contribute to this difference in incidence. Latinas are an admixed population with most of their genetic ancestry from Europeans and Indigenous Americans. We used genetic markers to estimate the ancestry of Latina breast cancer cases and controls and assessed the association with genetic a...

  20. "Mujeres" in the Principal's Office: Latina School Leaders

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    Méndez-Morse, Sylvia; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Byrne-Jiménez, Mónica; Hernandez, Frank

    2015-01-01

    This article is based on a national survey of Latina/o principals and assistant principals conducted by the National Latina/o Leadership Project and focuses on the women participants. Included is a description of Latinas' leadership experiences, their career paths, and the influence of racial/ethnic identity on their leadership practice. The…

  1. Latina Teacher Agency in Public Schools: Love, Tensions, and Perseverance

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    Ramirez, Pablo; Gonzalez, Gustavo

    2012-01-01

    This article examined the manner in which Latina teachers' enacted agency to challenge institutional barriers impacting Latinas/os in the educational system. A theoretical framework is suggested as a tool to describe the practices of four Latina teachers working in elementary schools serving a high population of Latino students in Southern…

  2. "La Importancia de la Hermandad Latina": Examining the Psychosociocultural Influences of Latina-Based Sororities on Academic Persistence Decisions

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    Delgada-Guerro, Marla; Gloria, Alberta M.

    2013-01-01

    Using a psychosociocultural (PSC) approach, we examined how self-beliefs, social support, and cultural fit influenced the academic persistence decisions of 115 Latina sorority members. Upper-division Latinas reported higher self-efficacy than lower-division Latinas; however, lower-division students reported higher college stress and more perceived…

  3. América Latina

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    José de Jesús Ibarra Cárdenas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La existencia de ciertos rasgos autoritarios que afectan a los derechos de participación política y al cumplimiento de los acuerdos democráticos, ha sido motivo de crisis y colapso de varios gobiernos en América Latina. La importancia de la función judicial radica en que siempre y cuando mantenga la "independencia" y la "imparcialidad" como principios que le caracterizan, puede reforzar la cooperación entre agentes políticos y sociales por medio de: a el desarrollo de una cultura jurídica de respeto y promoción de los derechos, y b un poder judicial que establezca una relación estable entre comportamiento humano y prescripción normativa, es decir, que en la justificación de sus decisiones articule de manera satisfactoria el código de valores socialmente construido, y el marco normativo establecido por la regla de reconocimiento del sistema jurídico.

  4. The Latinas' Guide to the Information Superhighway: A Bilingual Guide for Latinas by Latinas = Guia para Mujeres Latinas sobre la Supercarretera de la Informacion: Una Guia Bilingue para Latinas por medio de Latinas.

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    MANA, A National Latina Organization, Washington, DC.

    This guide to the Internet is designed to give Latinas basic information on computers and the information superhighway. Written in both Spanish and English, the guide begins by defining the Internet and making some suggestions about acquiring access to a computer. Among the topics discussed are how to choose an Internet service provider, how to…

  5. El ius latii y los muncipia latina

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    Estela GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La asociación del derecho latino y status municipal parece haber tenido lugar en época de Augusto. Así, la equivalencia de las expresiones oppidum Latinum-municipium latinum y los datos suministrados por la epigrafía permiten retrasar, en principio, la promoción de muchas de las comunidades citadas por Plinio a época cesariana. Sin embargo, la presencia de colonias latinas y no de municipios en la Narbonense, la ausencia de toda referencia directa a la acción «latinizadora» de César en Hispania o la posibilidad de que el cognomem Iulium esté ocultando promociones postcesarianas, invita a pensar en Augusto como el responsable de la aparición primera de los municipio Latina. No se puede descartar tampoco la posibilidad de que este emperador efectuase modificaciones administrativas aisladas con el fin de asimilar el status de algunas colonias latinas existentes en Hispania como Cástulo o Gracchurris a los municipia Latina que estarían surgiendo.SUMMARY: The association of latin right and municipal status seems to have taken place in the Augustan age. The equivalence of the expression and the data supplied by epigraphy, allow us to date back, the promotion of many of the communities mentioned by Plinius to the time of Caesar. Nevertheless, the presence of latin colonies and not municipalities in the Narbonensis, the absence of any kind of direct reference to the «latinization» in Hispania carried out by Caesar or the possibility that the Cognomem Iulium may be concealing postcaesarean promotions leads to the belief that Augustus was responsible for the earliest appareance of the municipia Latina. Neither can we reject that this emperor might have brought about isolated administrative modifications in order to some possible latin colonies established in Hispania like Castulo o Gracchurris should resemble the municipia Latina which were probably arising.

  6. Mujeres Latinas--Santas y Marquesas.

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    Arredondo, Patricia

    2002-11-01

    This presidential address is a conceptualization and application of psychohistorical and mestizo psychology frameworks to address gender and ethnic identity conflicts for contemporary Latinas. Connections are made between historical and cultural icons and Latina literature of the 21st century with protagonists who give voice to the struggles of acculturated and self-empowered women. Spanish terms are used to communicate and give emphasis to the Latino landscape. The article comes to conclusion with personal reflections about María Morales de Zaldívar, or Mamá, the author's grandmother, who embodies the santa y marquesa life script.

  7. Engineering Education through the Latina Lens

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    Villa, Elsa Q.; Wandermurem, Luciene; Hampton, Elaine M.; Esquinca, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    Less than 20% of undergraduates earning a degree in engineering are women, and even more alarming is minority women earn a mere 3.1% of those degrees. This paper reports on a qualitative study examining Latinas' identity development toward and in undergraduate engineering and computer science studies using a sociocultural theory of learning. Three…

  8. Latina Social Studies Teachers Negotiating Public Institutions

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    Rivas, Elizabeth D.

    2017-01-01

    This mixed methods study explores the institutionalized master narrative of public institutions and how the mandated policies enacted by public institutions impact Latina social studies teachers when delivering instruction to their students. A socio-transformative constructivist framework guides this study to affirm that knowledge is socially…

  9. Occupational exposures and health outcomes among Latina hotel cleaners.

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    Hsieh, Yu-Chin Jerrie; Apostolopoulos, Yorghos; Hatzudis, Kiki; Sönmez, Sevil

    2014-01-01

    The poor working conditions of Latina hotel cleaners render them particularly vulnerable to elevated occupational hazards that lead to adverse health outcomes. This article presents a comprehensive review of occupational risks (including physical, chemical, biological, and psychosocial risk factors) and health outcomes (including musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory diseases, dermatological diseases and allergies, and psychological disorders) for Latina hotel cleaners, within their unique sociocultural contexts. Preventive interventions for improving Latina hotel cleaners' work and health conditions are recommended.

  10. América Latina marginada

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    Tito Drago

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La renovación en los países comunistas atrae la atención, el comercio, las inversiones y la ayuda de Estados Unidos, Japón y Europa Occidental. En una primera etapa, ello incidirá negativamente en las relaciones de ese continente con América Latina, es creciente y está en pleno proceso acelerado, la marginación del comercio exterior de la Comunidad Europea. Las inversiones directas no presentan perspectivas. Asegura que a esto se suma la invasión a Panamá, que fue interpretada como que las potencias llegaron a acuerdos en Malta para el reparto del mundo.Con la perestroika la situación de América Latina desmejoró notablemente.

  11. Panorama linguistico e interculturale in America Latina

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    Melissa Maravilca

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In America Latina, la tradizione amerindia è entrata in contatto con altre vertenti culturali, specialmente l'ispanica perciò si sono intrecciati, in passato e nell'attualità , molteplici e complesse reti sociali come conseguenza delle varie interazioni, che potrebbero essere strumentali, comunicative, cooperative o conflittuali. La popolazione indigena latino-americana, che attualmente sono circa cinquanta milioni di persone è determinante nella configurazione storica e culturale del continente e soprattutto nel futuro dell'educazione dei popoli. A continuazione, analizzerò gli inizi e le cause che hanno portato tutta l'America Latina ad ascoltare la voce decisa e altisonante delle sue popolazioni indigene. Così come l'impegnativo percorso che l'interculturalità  ha realizzato negli ultimi 30 anni.

  12. Latina Youth, Education, and Citizenship: A Feminist Transnational Analysis

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    Bondy, Jennifer M.

    2016-01-01

    This article explores adolescent Latinas' citizenship identities in school from a feminist transnational perspective. Data were drawn from qualitative research studies on Latina youths' educational experiences and from a qualitative project conducted by the author. Cultural citizenship theories were used to analyze the data. The analysis revealed…

  13. Familism, Family Environment, and Suicide Attempts among Latina Youth

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    Pena, Juan B.; Kuhlberg, Jill A.; Zayas, Luis H.; Baumann, Ana A.; Gulbas, Lauren; Hausmann-Stabile, Carolina; Nolle, Allyson P.

    2011-01-01

    In this study, we examined the relationship between familism and family environment type as well as the relationship between family environment type and suicide attempts among Latina youth. Latina teen attempters (n = 109) and nonattempters (n = 107) were recruited from the New York City area. Latent class analysis revealed three family…

  14. Latina/o School Principals: Identity, Leadership and Advocacy

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    Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Hernandez, Frank; Mendez-Morse, Sylvia; Byrne-Jimenez, Monica

    2016-01-01

    This study sought to further define and inform about the influence of Latina/o principals in schools as an alternative to traditional forms of leadership. The principals' Latina/o identity, their leadership styles and advocacy towards the improvement of student achievement were examined. This research focused on three questions: (a) How did…

  15. Wanted and Used: Latina Bilingual Education Teachers at Public Schools

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    Amos, Yukari Takimoto

    2016-01-01

    In response to the increasing number of Spanish-speaking students at public schools, Spanish-speaking teachers are in demand. In regards to this high demand, how are Latina/o bilingual education teachers treated at school? Using critical race theory's counter-stories, this study investigated the working conditions of two Latina bilingual teachers.…

  16. Sociocultural determinants of teenage childbearing among Latinas in California.

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    Dehlendorf, Christine; Marchi, Kristen; Vittinghoff, Eric; Braveman, Paula

    2010-03-01

    U.S. Latinas have a persistently high rate of teenage childbearing, which is associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and child. This study was designed to investigate the roles of socioeconomic factors and acculturation in teenage childbearing in this population. Logistic regression was used to analyze the association of measures of acculturation (language spoken at home, nativity, and age at immigration) and respondents' parents' education with age at first birth in a stratified sample of post-partum women in California. The unadjusted odds ratio for teenage birth for Latinas versus non-Latina Whites was 5.2 (95% CI 4.1-6.6). Nativity was not significantly associated with teen birth, but speaking Spanish at home was positively associated and immigrating at a later age was negatively associated with teen birth. Overall, these measures of acculturation accounted for 17% (95% CI 8-28%) of the difference in odds of teen birth between Latinas and non-Latina Whites. Higher levels of education among respondents' parents had differentially protective effects across the racial/ethnic groups. Controlling for disparities in respondents' parents' education without changing its differential effects across racial/ethnic groups reduced the odds ratio for Latinas compared to non-Latina Whites by 30% (95% CI 14-60%). These findings call into question common assumptions about the protective effect of acculturation on teen fertility and suggest that improving childhood socioeconomic factors among Latinas may decrease teen childbearing.

  17. Latina Community College Leadership in California: Pathways to Executive Management

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    Delgadillo, Monica D.

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the learned experiences, challenges, and leadership pathways of Latinas currently in California community college management positions. Latinas have been underrepresented in community college leadership positions. Currently, women constitute a majority of those attending college, and…

  18. Estrategias para mejorar los resultados academicos para las latinas (Strategies for Improving the Educational Outcomes of Latinas). ERIC Digest.

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    Schwartz, Wendy

    The educational experiences of Latinas are affected by the interaction of many factors, including poverty, racism, sexual harassment, and lack of English language proficiency. This Spanish-language digest presents a range of strategies that schools can employ to promote the academic achievement of Latinas. Schools should communicate that Hispanic…

  19. A glass half empty: Latina reproduction and public discourse

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    Chavez, LR

    2004-01-01

    Latina reproduction and fertility have become ground zero in a political war-not just of words, but of public policies and laws. This article builds on a theoretical framework that includes issues of stratified reproduction, which characterize some women as reproductive threats to society. From an examination of the discourse found in 10 national magazines over a 35-year period, beginning in 1965, emerge three interrelated themes concerning Latina reproductive threat: 1) high fertility and po...

  20. Perceived workplace mistreatment: Case of Latina hotel housekeepers.

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    Hsieh, Yu-Chin Jerrie; Sönmez, Sevil; Apostolopoulos, Yorghos; Lemke, Michael Kenneth

    2017-01-01

    Latina hotel housekeepers' social class, gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, and United States immigration status render them particularly vulnerable to workplace mistreatment. We sought to reveal the array of policy- and interpersonal-related mistreatment experienced by Latina hotel housekeepers in the southeastern United States employed at 75 local hotels which included 4-star, 3-star, 2-star, and 1-star properties. This ethnographic study involved 27 in-depth interviews with Latina hotel housekeepers. Using semi-structured in-depth interview guides, participants were interviewed until collected data reached saturation. Data were coded to explore themes and relationships for the housekeepers' work environments, and thick descriptions of these environments were developed. Participants ranged in work experience from 1 to 15 years, with all but one unable to reach full-time status, and were paid between $7.25 and $8.00 per hour. Policy-related phenomena, such as low pay, lack of paid sick leave or overtime, and absence of appropriate cleaning tools or protective equipment were all perceived as forms of mistreatment by Latina hotel housekeepers. Interpersonal mistreatment in the form of supervisor favoritism, unfair work assignments, biased allocation of cleaning supplies, disrespect, and verbal abuse due to ethnicity was also perceived. Latina hotel housekeepers endure mistreatment that impacts their psychosocial and physical occupational health. We provide recommendations to minimize workplace mistreatment and improve well-being of Latina hotel housekeepers.

  1. civilizatorio de América Latina

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    Javier Ocampo López

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene por objeto el estudio de las ideas del educador y antropólogo brasileño Dr. Darcy Ribeiro, teniendo en cuenta su experiencia de gran trascendencia como primer Rector de la Universidad de Brasilia. Sus experiencias en la educación superior lo llevaron a plantear reformas educativas universitarias para el Brasil, Uruguay y Venezuela, con base en las nuevas tendencias. Desde su teoría del proceso civilizatorio analiza la situación de los pueblos de América Latina a través de su etnología e historia, para explicar lo que ocurre con los países en subdesarrollo o en proceso de desarrollo. Esta gran teoría lo lleva a interpretar el problema de las Universidades latinoamericanas, su crisis permanente y sus anhelos por realizar una reforma universitaria, de acuerdo con los tiempos actuales.

  2. constitucional en América Latina

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    Jorge Mario García Laguardia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema de los derechos humanos en América Latina ocupa un lugar primordial desde el proceso mismo de conquista y colonización, con aportaciones esenciales de algunos juristas y teólogos de la época, como Vitoria. Estas primeras reflexiones al respecto serán fundamentalmente de carácter moral, aunque algunas encontrarán proyección en documentos legislativos que entrarán en conflicto con un entramado de intereses de todo tipo en contra de su eficacia. Ahí podemos encontrar ya la raíz de lo que ha sido una constante del constitucionalismo latinoamericano desde sus orígenes: el nominalismo programático, en virtud del cual la gran mayoría de los textos constitucionales encuentran su fundamento no sólo en la limitación del poder de los gobernantes, sino también como expresión de un programa de gobierno con un fuerte contenido democrático y social. Precisamente por ello, y aunque la inmensa mayoría de los regímenes constitucionales en América Latina ha sido objeto de frecuentes interrupciones por regímenes autoritarios hasta las últimas décadas del siglo XX, las Constituciones vigentes en cada momento, con mayor o menor fuerza normativa, han desempeñado y siguen desempeñando un papel de importancia excepcional como factores de gobernabilidad y de legitimidad del sistema democrático.

  3. Latina and Non-Latina Mothers' Perceived Health Barriers and Benefits and Their Relationship to Children's Health Behaviors.

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    Highland, Krista B; Lundahl, Alyssa; Kidwell, Katherine M; Hankey, Maren; Caballos, Miguel; McChargue, Dennis

    2016-06-01

    Objectives Disparities exist in rates of overweight/obesity between Latino and non-Latino populations. Attention should be given to risk factors that may be modifiable through interventions involving both the parent and child. The current study sought to identify ethnic differences in parental health beliefs and their relation to children's health behaviors. Methods Latina and non-Latina mothers (N = 203) at rural and urban clinics and health departments completed self-report questionnaires. Key information included beliefs about barriers and benefits to health practices and children's health behaviors. Results Children of Latina mothers consumed significantly more soda and fried foods and exercised less than children of non-Latina mothers. Latina mothers were significantly more likely to perceive barriers to healthy eating and significantly less likely to perceive benefits to healthy eating and physical activity than non-Latina mothers. Ethnicity mediated the relationship between maternal views of health benefits and soda consumption. Conclusions Policy changes are needed to promote health education and increase the accessibility of healthy foods and safe places to exercise for Latino families.

  4. Genetic ancestry and risk of mortality among U.S. Latinas with breast cancer

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    Fejerman, Laura; Hu, Donglei; Huntsman, Scott; John, Esther M.; Stern, Mariana C.; Haiman, Christopher A.; Pérez-Stable, Eliseo J.; Ziv, Elad

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    Multiple studies have reported that Latina women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer at more advanced stages and have poorer survival than non-Latina White women. However, Latinas are a heterogeneous group with individuals having different proportions of European, Indigenous American and African genetic ancestry. In this study we evaluated the association between genetic ancestry and survival after breast cancer diagnosis among 899 Latina women from the San Francisco Bay Area. Geneti...

  5. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Understand Cervical Cancer Screening among Latinas

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    Roncancio, Angelica M.; Ward, Kristy K.; Sanchez, Ingrid A.; Cano, Miguel A.; Byrd, Theresa L.; Vernon, Sally W.; Fernandez-Esquer, Maria Eugenia; Fernandez, Maria E.

    2015-01-01

    To reduce the high incidence of cervical cancer among Latinas in the United States it is important to understand factors that predict screening behavior. The aim of this study was to test the utility of theory of planned behavior in predicting cervical cancer screening among a group of Latinas. A sample of Latinas (N = 614) completed a baseline…

  6. Cervical Cancer Screening Interventions for U.S. Latinas: A Systematic Review

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    Corcoran, Jacqueline; Dattalo, Patrick; Crowley, Meghan

    2012-01-01

    The high cervical cancer mortality rate among Latinas compared with other ethnic groups in the United States is of major concern. Latina women are almost twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as non-Hispanic white women. To improve Latina cervical cancer screening rates, interventions have been developed and tested. This systematic review…

  7. Personal characteristics associated with injecting drug use among Latinas in the United States of America

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    Jorge Delva

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    Full Text Available This study examines nonmedical injecting drug use (IDU among Latinas aged 12 years and older in a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. Data from the 1990-1995 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse disclosed 154 Latinas with self-reported histories of IDU out of 18 335 Latinas who responded. Hypotheses about correlates of IDU were tested by using the conditional form of multiple logistic regression to compare the characteristics of these IDUs with those of 602 noninjecting Latinas matched on neighborhood of residence. In the USA, an estimated 1% of Latinas age 12 years and older have injected drugs for non-medical purposes on at least one occasion. IDU was 4.6 to 6.5 times greater for adult Latinas (18-44 years old when compared to Latinas aged either 12 through 17 years (P < 0.05 or older than 44 years. IDU was an estimated 7.1 times greater for Latinas who reported marijuana use and 5.4 times greater for Latinas who reported inhalant use when compared to Latinas not using these drugs (P < 0.01. In light of recent studies indicating that IDU is a serious public health problem for Latinas in the United States, the observed associations represent first steps in an effort to understand the Latina subgroups most affected by IDU and the underlying risk factors or causes of this behavior.

  8. Successful Latina Scientists and Engineers: Their Lived Mentoring Experiences and Career Development

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    San Miguel, Anitza M.; Kim, Mikyong Minsun

    2015-01-01

    Utilizing a phenomenological perspective and method, this study aimed to reveal the lived career mentoring experiences of Latinas in science and engineering and to understand how selected Latina scientists and engineers achieved high-level positions. Our in-depth interviews revealed that (a) it is important to have multiple mentors for Latinas'…

  9. Soy Mujer!: A Case Study for Understanding Latina Achievement in Higher Education

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    Stephens, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    Latinas are one of fastest growing segments of the population in the United States, which clearly shows a need to better understand and support education for Latinas within higher education. This study sought to understand the process for and experience of Latinas' academic achievement within higher education. The study focused particularly on the…

  10. Associations of Acculturation with Self-Report and Objective Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors among Latinas

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    Perez, Lilian G.; Chavez, Adrian; Marquez, David X.; Soto, Sandra C.; Haughton, Jessica; Arredondo, Elva M.

    2017-01-01

    Background: Less than 50% of Latinas meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Acculturation is a complex cultural phenomenon that may influence health behaviors, but associations between acculturation and Latinas' activity and sedentary levels are unclear. Aim: To examine associations of acculturation with Latinas' domain-specific and total PA…

  11. Promoting College Access among Latina/o English Language Learners: Implications for Professional School Counselors

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    Cook, Amy L.; Pérusse, Rachelle; Rojas, Eliana D.

    2015-01-01

    According to the U.S. Department of Education (2010), Latina/o English language learners (ELL students) are less likely to complete high school and attend college compared to their White non-Latina/o peers. Numerous factors affect Latina/o ELL students' academic achievement, including insufficient resources, acculturation issues, attitudinal…

  12. Latina breast cancer survivors informational needs: information partners.

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    Sorensen, Lena; Gavier, Maria; Hellesø, Ragnhild

    2009-01-01

    The ability to access and understand health information is becoming more critical to managing one's own health and illness. Informatics tools are increasingly the central resources for responding to these needs. But just as information is culturally bound, so are the tools used to access it; both are bounded by the contexts in which they are situated. Latinas face more barriers in accessing needed information due to cultural, linguistic and health access inequities in the US. Although breast cancer rates for Latinas are lower than for non-Latina white women, they are more likely to have a more advanced stage at diagnosis and poorer quality of survivorship. Few studies have explored Latina breast cancer survivors' information needs & strategies. This community-based study focused on Mexican American women with breast cancer and explored their health information experiences, needs, and strategies; it examined their perceptions of how their relationships with providers influenced how information was accessed and utilized. Managing information was not an individual responsibility for any of these women. All of these women had access and used the Internet either directly or through their support networks. All emphasized the importance of having a select support network of people (information partners) for receiving, searching, and interpreting all health information about their illness. If information partners are strategies preferred by Latinas, then we must refocus our assessment of e-health literacy competencies on networks rather than individuals.

  13. Latina food patterns in the United States: a qualitative metasynthesis.

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    Gerchow, Lauren; Tagliaferro, Barbara; Squires, Allison; Nicholson, Joey; Savarimuthu, Stella M; Gutnick, Damara; Jay, Melanie

    2014-01-01

    Obesity disproportionately affects Latinas living in the United States, and cultural food patterns contribute to this health concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the qualitative results of research regarding Latina food patterns in order to (a) identify common patterns across Latino culture and within Latino subcultures and (b) inform future research by determining gaps in the literature. A systematic search of three databases produced 13 studies (15 manuscripts) that met the inclusion criteria for review. The Critical Appraisal Skills Program tool and the recommendations of Squires for evaluating translation methods in qualitative research were applied to appraise study quality. Authors coded through directed content analysis and an adaptation of the Joanna Briggs Institute Qualitative Assessment and Review Instrument coding template to extract themes. Coding focused on food patterns, obesity, population breakdown, immigration, acculturation, and barriers and facilitators to healthy eating. Other themes and categories emerged from this process to complement this approach. Major findings included the following: (a) Immigration driven changes in scheduling, food choice, socioeconomic status, and family dynamics shape the complex psychology behind healthy food choices for Latina women; (b) in Latina populations, barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle choices around food are complex; and (c) there is a clear need to differentiate Latino populations by country of origin in future qualitative studies on eating behavior. Healthcare providers need to recognize the complex influences behind eating behaviors among immigrant Latinas in order to design effective behavior change and goal-setting programs to support healthy lifestyles.

  14. macrosociales en América Latina

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    Jorge Martínez Pizarro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Luego de una década de intenso crecimiento de las remesas, cuya magnitud relativa es insoslayable en varios países, se evalúan sus posibles impactos macrosociales a nivel nacional en países de América Latina. Se presenta una breve alusión teórica al fenómeno de las remesas y se sintetizan las inquietudes que rodean a este fenómeno en la región: la estimación de su volumen, los costos de transferencia y las posibilidades para generar externalidades productivas en las áreas de recepción de estos recursos. Además, se pone atención en las asociaciones de migrantes que envían remesas colectivamente. Después se examinan sus impactos macrosociales contrastados con información empírica disponible sobre la pobreza, la distribución del ingreso y el gasto social en países seleccionados. Al hablar de “migración”, “remesas” y “desarrollo” conviene examinar científicamente esas relaciones con el bienestar y no únicamente emplear una visión optimista en función de su aumento y la magnitud absoluta y relativa que han alcanzado

  15. Access Barriers to Prenatal Care in Emerging Adult Latinas.

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    Torres, Rosamar

    2016-03-01

    Despite efforts to improve access to prenatal care, emerging adult Latinas in the United States continue to enter care late in their pregnancies and/or underutilize these services. Since little is known about emerging adult Latinas and their prenatal care experiences, the purpose of this study was to identify actual and perceived prenatal care barriers in a sample of 54 emerging adult Latinas between 18 and 21 years of age. More than 95% of the sample experienced personal and institutional barriers when attempting to access prenatal care. Results from this study lend support for policy changes for time away from school or work to attend prenatal care and for group prenatal care. © 2016. All rights reserved.

  16. Risk factors for macrosomia in infants born to Latina women

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    Wojcicki, JM.; Hessol, NA.; Heyman, MB.; Fuentes-Afflick, E.

    2015-01-01

    Objective To assess risk factors for macrosomic infant birth among Latina women. Study Design Prospective study of Latina women recruited during pregnancy from prenatal clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Information was obtained through a structured interview and review of medical records. Result A total of 11% of women delivered macrosomic infants (birth weight >4000 g). In unadjusted analyses, significant risk factors for macrosomia included older maternal age, increasing gravidity, previous history of macrosomic birth and pre-pregnancy overweight. After adjusting for confounders using multivariate analyses, older mothers (10-year increments) had an elevated risk of macrosomia (odds ratio (OR) 2.59; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.28 to 5.24). Conclusion Efforts to reduce macrosomia in Latina women should focus on older mothers. PMID:18596709

  17. HPV Vaccine Awareness, Barriers, Intentions, and Uptake in Latina Women.

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    Lechuga, Julia; Vera-Cala, Lina; Martinez-Donate, Ana

    2016-02-01

    Latina women are at heightened risk of cervical cancer incidence and mortality. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the principal cause of the majority of cervical cancer cases. A vaccine that protects against HPV was licensed in 2006. Eight years post-licensure, mixed research findings exist regarding the factors that predict vaccine uptake in Latinas. We conducted a population-based phone survey with a random sample of 296 Latinas living in a Midwestern U.S. City. Intention to vaccinate was significantly associated with health care provider recommendations, worry about side effects, knowing other parents have vaccinated, perceived severity of HPV, and worry that daughter may become sexually active following vaccination. Worry that daughter may become sexually active was the only factor related to vaccine uptake. Findings suggest that training providers to discuss the low risk of severe side effects, consequences of persistent HPV, and sexuality related concerns with Latino women may encourage vaccination.

  18. Serving the Needs of the Latina Community for Health Information

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    R. A. Yaros

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Latinos remain the largest US population with limited health literacy (Andrulis D.P. & Brach, 2007. Concerned with how local media can meet the information needs of underserved audiences, we interviewed Latinas who were pregnant or mothers of young children living in a Spanish speaking community, and surveyed 33 local health professionals. Findings are that Latina women’s most common source of health information was family and friends. They said they tune to Spanish television and radio programs, but gave low grades to news media for health information. Medical professionals agreed that Latinas generally get their health information through friends and family, and rated the media poorly in terms of serving Latinas’ needs. Since the data indicate that the local news media are not serving Latinas’ health information needs as much as they could, we offer recommendations to potentially exploit new technological affordances and suggest expansion of conventional definitions of health literacy.

  19. Evaluación previa Estrategia Madrid Regenera. Distrito Latina.

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    Santamera Arnao, Rosalía

    2017-01-01

    Esta evaluación realiza una valoración objetiva de la Estrategia Madrid Regenera aplicada en el distrito Latina de Madrid. Con esta evaluación previa se pretende analizar la racionalidad de la Estrategia Madrid Regenera, tanto de forma interna como en relación con otras intervenciones que afectan a la ciudad de Madrid, específicamente al Distrito Latina. Se trata de una evaluación sumativa, en tanto en cuanto, suministra información para ratificar la existencia de la Estrategia y format...

  20. Investigar desde América Latina y sobre América Latina, lo que nombra el nombre

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    Gloria Clemencia Valencia González

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La georreferencia denominada América Latina, su historia y los desafíos derivados de su configuración y re-configuración, de su encubrimiento, más que descubrimiento (Dussel, 1994, plantea desafíos para las ciencias sociales y para los científicos sociales tanto en lo teórico como en lo metodológico, a partir de cuestionar la territorialización de los resultados y de los trayectos seguidos en el trabajo con el conocimiento, sea que se investigue desde América Latina o sobre América Latina.

  1. Latina mothers’ influences on child appetite regulation

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    Silva, Karina; Power, Thomas G.; Fisher, Jennifer Orlet; O’Connor, Teresia M.; Hughes, Sheryl O.

    2016-01-01

    Parents influence child weight through interactions that shape the development of child eating behaviors. In this study we examined the association between maternal autonomy promoting serving practices and child appetite regulation. We predicted that maternal autonomy promoting serving practices would be positively associated with child appetite regulation. Participants were low-income Latino children—a group at high risk for the development of childhood obesity. A total of 186 low-income Latina mothers and their 4-5 year old children came to a laboratory on two separate days. On the first day, mothers and children chose foods for a meal from a buffet and were audio/videotaped so that maternal autonomy promoting serving practices could be later coded. On the second day, children completed the Eating in the Absence of Hunger (EAH) task to measure child appetite regulation. Mothers also completed the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) to measure other aspects of child appetite regulation (food responsiveness, satiety responsiveness, and emotional overeating). Maternal autonomy promotion during serving was assessed using seven separate measures of child and maternal behavior. Principal components analyses of these serving measures yielded three components: allows child choice, child serves food, and mother does not restrict. Consistent with hypotheses, maternal autonomy promoting serving practices (i.e., allows child choice and does not restrict) were negatively associated with maternal reports of child food responsiveness and emotional overeating (CEBQ). The results for the EAH task were more complex—mothers who were autonomy promoting in their serving practices had children who ate the most in the absence of hunger, but this linear effect was moderated somewhat by quadratic effect, with moderate levels of autonomy promotion during serving associated with the greatest child EAH. PMID:27083128

  2. "Ternura y tenacidad": "Testimonios" of Latina School Leaders

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    Martinez, Melissa A.; Marquez, Jocabed; Cantú, Yvette; Rocha, Patricia A.

    2016-01-01

    This study utilized "testimonio" as method to unearth the voices of four Latina school leaders from the southern region of the U.S. to shed light on their experiences, including triumphs and struggles, in navigating their career trajectories. The "testimonios" revealed distinctions as well as commonalities among the Latina…

  3. Sustaining Latina Student Organizations: An Exploratory Instrumental Case Study

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    Castellanos, Michelle

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing the exploratory case study methodology, the author examines the conditions that support and limit a Latina-based student organization at a predominately White institution of higher education. Seven organizational structures were found to influence the organization's ability to advance its aims, from interviews, documents, observations,…

  4. Gasto Social en América Latina

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    Carlos Gerardo Molina

    2003-01-01

    El presente trabajo ofrece un panorama de la evolución del gasto público social en América Latina; el contexto del nivel de los gastos sociales a través de su comparación entre países y regiones; y las relaciones del gasto con los resultados sociales.

  5. Sexuality Education among Latinas: Experiences, Preferences, Attitudes and Risk Behavior

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    Rojas-Guyler, Liliana; King, Keith A.

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated sexuality topics discussed by parents, sources of sexuality education, sexual risk behaviors, and attitudes about who should educate children about sexuality among a sample of 204 adult Latinas. Nearly half of sexually active women (having ever had sex) reported condom use and 36.7% reported discussing sexual history with…

  6. Latina intercultural identity transition: sociolinguistic and gender perspectives

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    Anna Yunatska

    2017-01-01

    Objective: to identify the specificity of the Latina cultural and gender identity transition through research of the language and discursive indicators of the identity evolution. Methods: sociolinguistic and intercultural analysis, discourse analysis, language contact and stylistic exploration, contextual analysis, selection and sampling, comparison, and generalization. Results: based on the sociolinguistic analysis and the outlined research methods, the mechanisms, key steps and results of L...

  7. Weaving Authenticity and Legitimacy: Latina Faculty Peer Mentoring

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    Núñez, Anne-Marie; Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Gonzales, Leslie D.

    2015-01-01

    As an alternative to typical top-down mentoring models, the authors advance a conception of peer mentoring that is based on research about collectivist strategies that Latina faculty employ to navigate the academy. The authors advance recommendations for institutional agents to support mentoring for faculty who are members of historically…

  8. School Securitization and Latina/o Educational Progress

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    Peguero, Anthony A.; Portillos, Edwardo L.; González, Juan Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Increasing control and security has become a common strategy to address school violence. Some argue, however, that increasing social control has detrimental consequences for racial and ethnic minorities, especially Latinas/os. This study utilizes mixed methods to research the influence of school justice, fairness, order, and discipline may have on…

  9. Chicana/Latina "Testimonios" on Effects and Responses to Microaggressions

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    Huber, Lindsay Perez; Cueva, Bert Maria

    2012-01-01

    "Testimonio" in educational research can reveal both the oppression that exists within educational institutions and the powerful efforts in which students of color engage to challenge and transform those spaces. We utilize "testimonio" as a methodological approach to understand how undocumented and U.S.-born Chicana/Latina students experience the…

  10. Latina Early Childhood Teachers Negotiating Language Policies "en La Frontera"

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    Valdez, Verónica E.

    2014-01-01

    Grounded in new language policy studies (McCarty, Collins, & Hopson, 2011), this qualitative study examines two bilingual Latina preschool teachers' language views, experiences, skills, and goals in a Texas/Mexico border community to determine how these factors mediate their choice to use Spanish/English in their instructional practices with…

  11. Gobernanza ambiental en América Latina

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    de Castro, F.; Hogenboom, B.; Baud, M.

    2015-01-01

    En términos de recursos naturales América Latina es la región más rica del mundo. Las múltiples finalidades de la naturaleza -subsistencia para las comunidades, ingresos para los Estados, commodities para las compañías, y biodiversidad para los conservacionistas- han convertido la gobernanza

  12. Racial Counternarratives and Latina Epistemologies in Relational Organizing

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    Bonilla, Christopher Milk

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the perceptions and actions of working-class Latina family leaders as they promote their epistemological values during the community organizing of a "huerta" (vegetable garden) in an urban bilingual school. I focus on how their racial counternarratives are embedded in the intersected oppression of their local context…

  13. Getting Personal: Progress and Pitfalls in HIV Prevention among Latinas

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    Amaro, Hortensia; Raj, Anita; Reed, Elizabeth; Ulibarri, Monica

    2011-01-01

    This article first presents the political, personal, and epidemiological context of Hortensia Amaro's 1988 publication in "Psychology of Women Quarterly" ("PWQ"), "Considerations for Prevention of HIV Infection Among Hispanic Women" (Amaro, 1988). Second, it provides a brief summary of progress in HIV prevention with Latinas. The third section…

  14. The Educational Journey of a Latina Feminist Community Psychologist

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    Guzman, Bianca

    2012-01-01

    This narrative describes how my educational journey led me to become a Latina feminist community psychologist. My experiences as a Central American woman living in the United States has made me deeply committed to feminist community values and the importance of social justice. Throughout the journey, I connect how immigration status, culture, and…

  15. Tests of escape theory of binge eating among Latinas.

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    Higgins Neyland, M K; Bardone-Cone, Anna M

    2017-07-01

    Despite comparable prevalence of some eating disorders (e.g., binge eating disorder) among Latinas compared with Caucasians, eating disorders are still thought of as primarily afflicting Caucasian women. This has led to a lag in research on eating disorders among Latinas. Our objective was to test 3 escape theory models involving the culturally specific independent variables of acculturative stress, family disconnection, and discriminatory stress; the mediator of negative affect; and the dependent variable of binge eating frequency. We recruited a female sample of 119 Latinas (78 who have suffered from an eating disorder, 41 who have never had an eating disorder). Results indicated that all of the relationships between culturally specific factors and binge eating were mediated by negative affect, and that there was a significant direct pathway from discriminatory stress to binge eating. Findings from this study can be used to tailor interventions to Latinas who engage in binge eating, targeting culturally specific factors and their relationships with negative affect and binge eating. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  16. Community Cultural Wealth and Latina/o Student Success: An Examination of Community Cultural Wealth in a Multicontextual Model of Latina/o 4-Year College Enrollment

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    Ozuna, Clarissa R.

    2017-01-01

    The collective educational gains made by Latina/os since 1980 are not only noteworthy because they document the social transformation of a population but because they seemingly challenge what we know about contributing factors to student success. As a whole, Latina/o students are achieving higher levels of education despite their stagnant or…

  17. The Exotic Other: Representations of Latina tropicalism in U.S. popular culture

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    Martynuska Małgorzata

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available U.S. Latina/o identity is a complex and panethnic construction. One of the most enduring tropes surrounding Latina women in US culture is that of tropicalism, which by erasing ethnic specificity helps construct homogenous stereotypes such as bright colours, rhythmic music, and brown skin that are represented in visual texts. Tropicalization helps position the Latina body as oversexed as well as sexually available; all that is identified with seductive clothing, curvaceous hips and breasts, long brunette hair or extravagant jewellery. The article concerns Latina images in US media and popular culture and focuses on such stars as Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek in order to explore the gendered signifiers surrounding Latinidad and Latina iconicity. The female ethnicity is depicted as other through its categorization and marginalization in relation to dominant constructions of Whiteness and femininity. The article bridges the approaches of gender studies and Latina/o studies with recent research on hybridity and transnational identities.

  18. Examining the Interplay Among Family, Culture, and Latina Teen Suicidal Behavior

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    Gulbas, Lauren E.; Zayas, Luis H.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we explored the relationships among culture, family, and attempted suicide by U.S. Latinas. We analyzed qualitative interviews conducted with Latina teen suicide attempters (n = 10) and their parents. We also incorporated data collected from adolescents with no reported history of self-harm (n = 10) and their parents to examine why some individuals turned to suicide under similar experiences of cultural conflict. Our results revealed that Latina teens who attempted suicide la...

  19. Histoplasmosis en América Latina

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    Ricardo Negroni

    2011-03-01

    Es un hongo genéticamente heterogéneo; se han determinado 13 cariotipos y, según algunos autores, las disparidades genéticas observadas entre las cepas de los Estados Unidos y las de América Latina, podrían ser responsables de las diferencias detectadas en las manifestaciones clínicas de esta micosis en ambas regiones endémicas. La fuente de infección es la tierra rica en desechos orgánicos, y los seres humanos y otros animales se infectan por inhalación de las microconidias en la forma de micelios. La mayoría de las infecciones son asintomáticas o presentan manifestaciones respiratorias leves que curan espontáneamente. Las formas clínicas graves se producen por inhalación masiva de esporas en la infección primaria o por fallas en los mecanismos locales o generales de la inmunidad. La histoplasmosis es una infección fúngica de distribución geográfica amplia, que afecta a más de 60 países; sin embargo, su incidencia es más alta en América. Las áreas endémicas son las zonas de clima templado, subtropical o tropical húmedo, próximas a cursos de agua dulce. Los suelos suelen contener deyecciones de pájaros negros, como los estorninos, de aves de corral y de murciélagos. Estos lugares facilitan el desarrollo masivo de micelios de H. capsulatum y dan origen a los llamados "focos epidémicos". En ellos se producen infecciones masivas y brotes cuando varias personas o animales se exponen simultáneamente a esta fuente de infección. Estos brotes se producen por el ingreso a grutas, la limpieza de gallineros, la utilización de heces de aves como fertilizantes o por la remoción de tierra durante la ejecución de obras públicas, en lugares contaminados, etc. Las áreas donde se ha registrado el mayor número de casos clínicos se sitúan a lo largo de los valles de los ríos Ohio, Mississippi y Missouri en Norteamérica, en diversas zonas de México y del istmo centroamericano y en las cuencas de los ríos Orinoco, Magdalena, Amazonas, San

  20. Work and health among Latina mothers in farmworker families.

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    Arcury, Thomas A; Trejo, Grisel; Suerken, Cynthia K; Grzywacz, Joseph G; Ip, Edward H; Quandt, Sara A

    2015-03-01

    Work organization is important for the health of vulnerable workers, particularly women. This analysis describes work organization for Latinas in farmworker families and delineates the associations of work organization with health indicators. Up to 220 Latina women in farmworker families completed interviews from October 2012 to July 2013. Interviews addressed job structure, job demand, job control, and job support. Health measures included stress, depressive symptoms, physical activity, family conflict, and family economic security. Three fifths of the women were employed. Several work organization dimensions, including shift, psychological demand, work safety climate, and benefits, were associated with participant health as expected, on the basis of the work organization and job demands-control-support models. Research should address women's health and specific work responsibilities. Occupational safety policy must consider the importance of work organization in the health of vulnerable workers.

  1. Lessons learned from urban Latinas with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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    Adams, Carmen Rivera

    2003-07-01

    This study focused on Latinas (female Hispanics) with Type 2 diabetes because this disease has a high prevalence and incidence among this population and cultural norms may affect women's experiences with diabetes. The study used a descriptive phenomenology design with a purposive sample of 13 Latina volunteers recruited from a local community health center in southern New England. Data were collected via interviews in English or Spanish. Six themes emerged from the analysis: stress as a cause and effect; too little, too late; profound sadness, diabetic anger, and loss of control; obsession with diet; life under a magnifying glass; and religion as a lifeline. Further research should pursue development of a culturally relevant approach to the health care management of Latinos.

  2. Neighborhood Predictors of Mammography Barriers Among US-Based Latinas.

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    Molina, Yamile; Plascak, Jesse J; Patrick, Donald L; Bishop, Sonia; Coronado, Gloria D; Beresford, Shirley A A

    2017-04-01

    Little is known about how neighborhood factors are associated with Latinas' barriers to cancer screening, including mammography. To address this gap, we examined barriers to mammography by neighborhood racial/ethnic composition and socioeconomic status among a federally qualified health center (FQHC)-based sample of non-adherent Latinas in Western Washington State. Baseline data were drawn from a larger intervention study (n = 536 Latinas). Women indicated why they had not obtained a mammogram in the past 2 years (no reason, knowledge, psychocultural, economic). American Community Survey (2007-2011) data were used to calculate four neighborhood measures that were categorized in tertiles (T): socioeconomic-based concentration, socioeconomic-based segregation, Latino-based concentration, and Latino-based segregation. The proportion of women reporting knowledge-, psychocultural-, and economic-based reasons for not obtaining mammograms in the past 2 years was, respectively, 0.35, 0.19, and 0.31. Approximately 14 % indicated no particular reason. Relative to women residing in areas with greater Latino-based segregation, women in areas with less Latino-based segregation were less likely to report knowledge-based and economic-based reasons for not obtaining a mammogram (p ≤ 0.05). Relative to women residing in areas with greater concentration of Latinos, women in areas with the lowest concentrations were less likely to report knowledge-based reasons for not obtaining a mammogram (p ≤ 0.05). Our findings provide important information about the role of neighborhood characteristics and mammography use among Latinas obtaining care from FQHCs. Future research might examine the mediating role of neighborhood characteristics in the efficacy of mammography screening interventions.

  3. Associations between meal patterns, binge eating, and weight for Latinas.

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    Cachelin, Fary M; Thomas, Colleen; Vela, Alyssa; Gil-Rivas, Virginia

    2017-01-01

    Establishing a regular pattern of eating is a core element of treatment for binge eating, yet no research to date has examined meal patterns of Latina women. Compare eating patterns of Latinas who binge eat and those who do not, and examine associations between meal patterns and binge episodes, associated distress and concerns, and body mass index (BMI). One-hundred fifty-five Latinas [65 Binge Eating Disorder (BED), 22 Bulimia Nervosa (BN), 68 with no eating disorder] were assessed with the Eating Disorder Examination. There were no significant differences in eating patterns between groups. Breakfast was the least and dinner the most consumed meal. For the BED group: greater frequency of lunch consumption was associated with higher BMI while more frequent evening snacking was associated with lower BMI and with less weight importance; more frequent breakfast consumption, mid-morning snack consumption and total meals were associated with greater distress regarding binge eating. For the BN group, evening snack frequency was associated with less dietary restriction and more weight and shape concern; total snack frequency was associated with more weight concern. Regular meal eaters reported more episodes of binge eating than those who did not eat meals regularly. Associations with meal patterns differed by eating disorder diagnosis. Study findings mostly are not consistent with results from prior research on primarily White women. CBT treatments may need to be tailored to address the association between binge eating and regular meal consumption for Latinas. Culturally, appropriate modifications that address traditional eating patterns should be considered. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2017; 50:32-39). © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Real Women Have Curves: A Longitudinal Investigation of TV and the Body Image Development of Latina Adolescents

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    Schooler, Deborah

    2008-01-01

    Contextualizing Latina girls' body image development requires an appreciation of mainstream body ideals, Latino/a cultural values, and the process by which Latina girls traverse the borders between them. The current study examines how media use and acculturation act across adolescence to shape the development of body image among Latina girls.…

  5. The Impact of Individual, Interpersonal, and Institutional Factors on Latina/o College Students' Life Satisfaction

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    Vela, Javier C.; Ikonomopoulos, James; Hinojosa, Karina; Gonzalez, Stacey L.; Duque, Omar; Calvillo, Megan

    2016-01-01

    This manuscript investigated the contributions of individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors on Latina/o college students' life satisfaction. Participants included 130 Latina/o students enrolled at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Results indicated that search for meaning in life, mentoring, and family support were significant predictors…

  6. Discrimination against Latina/os: A Meta-Analysis of Individual-Level Resources and Outcomes

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    Lee, Debbiesiu L.; Ahn, Soyeon

    2012-01-01

    This meta-analysis synthesizes the findings of 60 independent samples from 51 studies examining racial/ethnic discrimination against Latina/os in the United States. The purpose was to identify individual-level resources and outcomes that most strongly relate to discrimination. Discrimination against Latina/os significantly results in outcomes…

  7. Culturally-Attuned Mentoring for Graduating Latina/o Social Workers to Foster Career Advancement

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    Nelly Rojas Schwan

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The underrepresentation of Latinas/os in the social work profession, especially in higher levels of administration, has been amply documented. Successful Latina/o professionals can address the need for Latina/o leadership in the field by mentoring new graduates and supporting their development and career planning as they enter the professional world. This article presents an innovative mentoring program for Latina/o social work professionals conceptualized and led by the Latina/o Network of the Latina/o Network of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW. The program matches a Latina/o master’s in social work graduating student with a senior Latina/o social work professional. The model of the mentoring program incorporates a coordinator, a liaison to each mentor-mentee dyad, a mentor-mentee developmental relationship, and group gatherings. A key aspect of the model is the attention to and inclusion of Latino cultural values of familismo, personalismo, confianza, and colectivismo, to foster the development of a sense of community. Empirical and anecdotal data illustrate the outcomes of the program. The implementation of the program, the lessons learned, and its applicability to other professionals and cultural groups are discussed.

  8. Examining the Precollege Attributes and Values of Latina/o Bachelor's Degree Attainers

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    Cerna, Oscar S.; Perez, Patricia A.; Saenz, Victor

    2009-01-01

    This article focuses on understanding successful Latina/o college student retention at 4-year institutions. Deficit models fail to consider how Latina/o students use different forms of capital (i.e., social, cultural, economic, and human) in earning a degree. Using data from the UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program, factors associated…

  9. Positive Psychology and Familial Factors as Predictors of Latina/o Students' Psychological Grit

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    Vela, Javier C.; Lu, Ming-Tsan P.; Lenz, A. Stephen; Hinojosa, Karina

    2015-01-01

    Positive psychology is a useful framework to understand Latina/o students' experiences. In the current study, we examined how presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, hope, and family importance influenced 128 Latina/o college students' psychological grit. We used the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), Subjective Happiness Scale,…

  10. Latinas and Postpartum Depression: Role of Partner Relationship, Additional Children, and Breastfeeding

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    Hassert, Silva; Kurpius, Sharon E. Robinson

    2011-01-01

    Breastfeeding, additional children, and partner relationship predicted postpartum depression among 59 Latinas who had an infant who was 6 months old or younger. The most powerful predictor was conflict with partner. Counselors working with Latinas experiencing postpartum depression should explore the partner relationship, particularly relationship…

  11. Talking about Ourselves, Talking about Our Mothers: Latina Prospective Teachers Narrate Their Life Experiences

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    Gomez, Mary Louise

    2010-01-01

    Through a Bakhtinian conceptual framework, this text explores Latina prospective teachers' life histories--their experiences at home, in their K-12 schooling, on campus in a Midwestern university, and in their teacher education program. Further, it shows how often, when asked about their own experiences, Latinas responded with stories of their…

  12. Latina Faculty Transcending Barriers: Peer Mentoring in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

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    Murakami, Elizabeth T.; Núñez, Anne-Marie

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors conducted a research metasynthesis of publications by a group of Latina tenure-track faculty participating in a peer mentoring group, the Research for the Educational Advancement of Latin@s (REAL) collaborative, housed in one Hispanic Serving Institution. Due to the small representation of Latinas in the academy, the…

  13. African American and Latina(o) Community College Students' Social Capital and Student Success

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    Sandoval-Lucero, Elena; Maes, Johanna B.; Klingsmith, Libby

    2014-01-01

    Using a framework of social and cultural capital, this study examined successful African American and Latina/o community college students. Based on focus group interviews with twenty two African American and Latina/o undergraduates at an urban community college, the authors reveal how social and cultural capital gained from students' relationships…

  14. Understanding Latina Doctoral Student Experiences: Negotiating Ethnic Identity and Academic Success

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    Arocho, Omayra

    2017-01-01

    Latinas currently attain the lowest number of terminal degrees in the United States when compared to White, African American, and Asian American women. While Latina doctoral students share common struggles with other minority/female doctoral students, the unique cultural expectations associated with their racial/ethnic and gender related…

  15. High School Counselors' Support and Latina/o Students' Career Development

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    Vela, Javier Cavazos; Flamez, Brandé; Clark, Ashley

    2015-01-01

    The current study examined the impact of high school counselors' support of Latina/o students' career development outcomes. We used a quantitative, predictive design to explore Latina/o students' vocational self-efficacy and outcome expectations. Perceptions of investment, accessibility, positive regard, appraisal, and expectations from school…

  16. "That "Fuego," That Fire in Their Stomach": Academically Successful Latinas/os and "Racial Opportunity Cost"

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    Venzant Chambers, Terah T.; Locke, Leslie A.; Tagarao, Annel M.

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the racial opportunity cost of academic achievement for Latina/o students who graduated from urban high schools and participated in a larger study of 18 high-achieving students of color. The article focuses on the ways the school context influenced their success. Interviews with the seven Latina/o participants reveal that…

  17. Healing Images and Narratives: Undocumented Chicana/Latina Pedagogies of Resistance

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    Pérez Huber, Lindsay

    2017-01-01

    This article draws from a longitudinal study of 38 in-depth "testimonio" interviews with 10 undocumented Chicanas/Latinas from 2008 to 2014, first as college students and then as professionals. A Chicana feminist theoretical perspective in education was utilized to explore how undocumented Chicana/Latina ways of knowing emerged in the…

  18. Primero Madres: Love and Mothering in the Educational Lives of Latina/os

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    Velazquez, Mirelsie

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the historical and contemporary role of Latina madres in the educational lives of their children and communities. Latinas, in their work as mother-activists, have played critical roles in the schooling lives of their children, seeking educational equality for their communities in general, amidst the growing racial politics…

  19. Internalized Racism, Perceived Racism, and Ethnic Identity: Exploring Their Relationship in Latina/o Undergraduates

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    Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P.

    2016-01-01

    For Latina/o undergraduates, ethnic identity is an important construct linked to self-esteem and educational attainment. Internalized and perceived racism have been hypothesized to hinder ethnic identity development in Latina/o undergraduates. To assess if internalized and perceived racism were inversely related to ethnic identity, the author…

  20. Literacy Benefits for Latina/o Parents Engaged in a Spanish Literacy Project

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    Larrotta, Clarena; Ramirez, Ysabel

    2009-01-01

    This qualitative study reports on a Latina/o parent literacy project teaching literacy lessons in Spanish to Latina mothers and their children enrolled at a public elementary school. The participating mothers study and practice reading strategies to later put them into practice with their children. Data sources include: Parents' reflective…

  1. Our Deliberate Success: Recognizing What Works for Latina/o Students across the Educational Pipeline

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    Rodríguez, Louie F.; Oseguera, Leticia

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to identify the best practices across the K-20 pipeline that work for Latina/o students for the purposes of developing a framework for Latina/o student success. The authors suggest that the field needs to be explicit when it comes to recognizing "what works" and encourage researchers, practitioners, and…

  2. Latinas and Problem Solving: What They Say and What They Do

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    Guerra, Paula; Lim, Woong

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors present three adolescent Latinas' perceptions of ideal mathematical competencies, their perception of their individual "abilities" in mathematics, and their work on a mathematics problem-solving task. Results indicate that these Latinas recognize flexible mathematics as the ideal mathematical competency in…

  3. High Expectations, Strong Support: Faculty Behaviors Predicting Latina/o Community College Student Learning

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    Lundberg, Carol A.; Kim, Young K.; Andrade, Luis M.; Bahner, Daniel T.

    2018-01-01

    In this study we investigated the extent to which faculty interaction contributed to Latina/o student perceptions of their learning, using a sample of 10,071 Latina/o students who took the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. Findings were disaggregated for men and women, but results were quite similar between the 2 groups. Frequent…

  4. Factors Associated with Delayed Childbearing: From the Voices of Expectant Latina Adults and Teens in California

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    Biggs, M. Antonia; Ralph, Lauren; Minnis, Alexandra M.; Arons, Abigail; Marchi, Kristen S.; Lehrer, Jocelyn A.; Braveman, Paula A.; Brindis, Claire D.

    2010-01-01

    There has been limited research on the protective factors that help Latinas delay childbearing until adulthood. In-depth interviews were conducted with 65 pregnant Latina teenage and adult women in California who were about to have their first child. Lack of or inconsistent birth control use as teens was attributed to wanting or ambivalence toward…

  5. Going beyond the injury: regulatory conditions contributing to Latina/o immigrants’ occupational psychosocial stressors

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    Airin Denise Martinez

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Utilizing a psychosocial stress approach, we report psychosocial stressors that Latina/o immigrant day laborers in Baltimore report as workplace hazards and the contextual factors that shape these stressors. METHODS: Through a community-academic partnership, we conducted focus groups (n=18 and key informant interviews (n=9 using instruments developed between academics and the community partner to inquire Latina/o immigrants’ jobs, hazard awareness, occupational illnesses and injuries, and reporting behaviors. We conducted a transcript-based thematic analysis.RESULTS: The psychosocial stressors that Latina/o day laborers report as dangers at work are anxiety beating the deadline and fear from wage theft, sudden termination and immigration enforcement.DISCUSSION: More attention needs to be given to Latina/o immigrant day laborers’ occupational psychosocial risks. Policies should be made to lower barriers for Latina/o immigrants to report grievances to state agencies.

  6. Disparities in the survivorship experience among Latina survivors of breast cancer.

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    Olagunju, Tinuke O; Liu, Yihang; Liang, Li-Jung; Stomber, James M; Griggs, Jennifer J; Ganz, Patricia A; Thind, Amardeep; Maly, Rose C

    2018-04-06

    The authors investigated disparities in the survivorship experience among Latinas with breast cancer (BC) in comparison with non-Latinas. A cross-sectional bilingual telephone survey was conducted among 212 Latina and non-Latina women within 10 to 24 months after a diagnosis of BC (AJCC TNM staging system stage 0-III) at 2 Los Angeles County public hospitals. Data were collected using the Preparing for Life as a (New) Survivor (PLANS) scale, Perceived Efficacy in Patient-Physician Interactions Questionnaire (PEPPI), Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT) Symptom Checklist, Satisfaction with Care and Information Scale, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) tool, Charlson Comorbidity Index adapted for patient self-report, and the 12-item Short Form Health Survey. Controlling variables included age, stage as determined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging system, educational level, and study site in multivariate analyses. The mean ages of Latinas and non-Latinas were 51.5 years and 56.6 years, respectively. Compared with non-Latinas, Latinas reported less BC survivorship knowledge (27.3 vs 30.7; Psatisfaction with BC survivorship care (9.6 vs 8.8; P = .298), or their discussion with physicians (9.6 vs 8.1; P = .07). These ethnic group differences persisted in multivariate analyses, with the exception of PEPPI. Latina survivors of BC experienced disparities in BC knowledge and satisfaction with information received, but believed themselves to be prepared for survivorship and were as satisfied with providers, care received, and discussions with physicians as non-Latinas. Cancer 2018. © 2018 American Cancer Society. © 2018 American Cancer Society.

  7. Pregnancy intentions and teenage pregnancy among Latinas: a mediation analysis.

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    Rocca, Corinne H; Doherty, Irene; Padian, Nancy S; Hubbard, Alan E; Minnis, Alexandra M

    2010-09-01

    The extent to which pregnancy intentions mediate the relationship between individual, familial and cultural characteristics and adolescent pregnancy is not well understood. The role of intentions may be particularly important among Latina teenagers, whose attitudes toward pregnancy are more favorable than those of other groups and whose pregnancy rates are high. Prospective, time-varying data from 2001-2004 were used to investigate whether two measures of pregnancy intentions, wantedness and happiness, mediated associations between risk factors and pregnancy among 213 Latina adolescents in San Francisco. Participants were tested for pregnancy and interviewed about pregnancy intentions, partnerships, family characteristics and activities every six months for two years. Associations and mediation were examined using logistic regression. Neither pregnancy intention variable mediated relationships between participant characteristics and pregnancy. After adjustment for other measures, wantedness was strongly associated with pregnancy (odds ratio, 2.6), while happiness was not. Having a strong family orientation was associated with happiness (3.7) but unrelated to pregnancy. Low power in a sexual relationship with a main partner was associated with an elevated risk of pregnancy (3.3). If the pregnancy intentions of all participants were changed to definitely not wanting pregnancy, the estimated decline in pregnancy risk would be 16%. Pregnancy intentions were important not as mediators but rather as independent risk factors for pregnancy. Differences in pregnancy rates between groups of Latinas may be less a function of intentional choice than of situational factors. Interventions and research should focus on identifying and targeting factors that hinder effective contraceptive use among teenagers who want to avoid pregnancy. Copyright © 2010 by the Guttmacher Institute.

  8. La violencia homicida en América Latina

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    Roberto BRICEÑO-LEÓN

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo analiza la situación de la violencia homicida en América Latina, cuál es su ubicación en la situación mundial de violencia y cuáles serían las posibles explicaciones para el lugar que ocupa. Utilizando la base de datos de la Organización Mundial de la Salud se clasifican las regiones por su tasa de homicidios y se ubica a América Latina como la región más violenta. Los países de América Latina son clasificados en cuatro grupos de acuerdo a la relación de su tasa de homicidios con la tasa media mundial y se caracterizan socialmente las víctimas.Para interpretar esa situación se relacionan con los niveles de urbanización y pobreza y se presentan los factores que pueden originar, fomentar y facilitar el incremento o disminución de los homicidios y su potencial utilidad en las políticas públicas.ABSTRACT: This article explores the situation of homicide violence in Latin America, its position within the worlds violence situation and the possible explanations for that position. Using the data bases of the World Health Organization, regions are classified by their homicide rates, which puts Latin America as the most violent region. Latin American countries are set in four groups according to the relation of their homicide rates with the world’s rate, and a social classification of victims is built. For interpreting this situation, those factors are put in relation with the levels of urbanization and poverty, and the possible causes of the increase or decrease of homicides are presented, as well as their potential utility for public policy making.

  9. Pregnancy Intentions and Teenage Pregnancy Among Latinas: A Mediation Analysis

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    Rocca, Corinne H.; Doherty, Irene; Padian, Nancy S.; Hubbard, Alan E.; Minnis, Alexandra M.

    2010-01-01

    CONTEXT The extent to which pregnancy intentions mediate the relationship between individual, familial and cultural characteristics and adolescent pregnancy is not well understood. The role of intentions may be particularly important among Latina teenagers, whose attitudes toward pregnancy are more favorable than those of other groups and whose pregnancy rates are high. METHODS Prospective, time-varying data from 2001–2004 were used to investigate whether two measures of pregnancy intentions, wantedness and happiness, mediated associations between risk factors and pregnancy among 213 Latina adolescents in San Francisco. Participants were tested for pregnancy and interviewed about pregnancy intentions, partnerships, family characteristics and activities every six months for two years. Associations and mediation were examined using logistic regression. RESULTS Neither pregnancy intention variable mediated relationships between participant characteristics and pregnancy. After adjustment for other measures, wantedness was strongly associated with pregnancy (odds ratio, 2.6), while happiness was not. Having a strong family orientation was associated with happiness (3.7) but unrelated to pregnancy. Low sexual relationship power with a main partner was associated with an elevated risk of pregnancy (3.3). If the pregnancy intentions of all participants were changed to definitely not wanting pregnancy, the estimated decline in pregnancy risk would be 16%. CONCLUSIONS Pregnancy intentions were important not as mediators but rather as independent risk factors for pregnancy. Differences in pregnancy rates between groups of Latinas may be less a function of intentional choice than of situational factors. Interventions and research should focus on identifying and targeting factors that hinder effective contraceptive use among teenagers who want to avoid pregnancy. PMID:20887287

  10. Problemas éticos en América Latina

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    John Virtue

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La Ética y el profesionalismo son puntales de un medio exitoso. Sin embargo, los medios de comunicación no han escapado de la corrupción que azota a América Latina. El autor del texto analiza los comportamientos antiéticos, basados en historias verídicas del periodismo latinoamericano relacionados con tres categorías básicas: la poca independencia en las salas de redacción, la corrupción en ella y la conducta antiética en la preparación de noticias.

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    La ética y el profesionalismo son los puntales de un medio exitoso. Sin embargo, los medios de comunicación no han escapado de la corrupcion que azota a América Latina. ]ohn Virtue analiza comportamientos antiéticos, basados en historias verídicas del periodismo latinoamericano, relacionados con tres categorías básicas:la poca independencia en la sala de redacción, la corrupcion en ella y la conducta antiética en la preparación de noticias.

  12. Un hotel escuela para américa latina

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    Gonzalez Tejada, Marjorie Jannina; Perez Icaza, Mariuxi Elizabeth; Vaca Viteri, Maria Soledad; Loor Valdiviezo, Kleber

    2009-01-01

    La idea de "Un Hotel Escuela para América Latina" es netamente a favor del desarrollo turístico del Ecuador. Y para comenzar con esto, se ha considerado tomar en cuenta las siguientes sugerencias , planteadas en este articulo, al proyecto Hotel Escuela de Espol. El Turismo y la Gestión Socio Cultural y Económica del Ecuador.- El desarrollo del turismo genera toda una serie de efectos sobre el medio ambiente dentro del cual se desenvuelve. Los cuales pueden manifestarse tanto so...

  13. Idolos populares y literatura en América Latina

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    Carlos Monsiváis

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    Full Text Available A lo largo del siglo se produce en América Latina una importante operación literaria, ideológica y social de resultas de la cual muchos de los límites y de las barreras impuestas por la así llamada "alta cultura" -la representación de lo mejor de Occidente- se derrumban, y una serie de factores considerados "vulgares, de mal gusto, indignos del mínimo a precio", ocupan un sitio fundamental en las determinaciones culturales.

  14. Relationship power, control, and dating violence among Latina girls.

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    Lopez, Vera; Chesney-Lind, Meda; Foley, Julia

    2012-06-01

    We drew on the theory of gender and power and grounded theory methodology to explore how 18 Latina girls conceptualized power and control within their heterosexual dating relationships. Our findings indicate that boys/men used a number of strategies to control girls, including: regulating appearances and behaviors; cheating and threatening to cheat; and physical and sexual violence. Girls used a variety of strategies to resist these attempts to control them, including: lying, flirting, and cheating; reactive violence; breaking up; and maintaining emotional distance. Girls attempted to subvert boys' attempts to control them; however, these attempts were not always successful given the constraints of gender that adolescent females must negotiate.

  15. Costo social y desigualdad en América Latina.

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    La presente tesis busca realizar un acercamiento a la relación entre desigualdad y gasto social en América Latina para el periodo 1990-2013. Primeramente nos proponemos verificar si existe simultaneidad o doble causalidad entre las variables del gasto social y la desigualdad medida a través del índice de Gini. En caso afirmativo se analizará el efecto que las variables de gasto social (educación, salud, seguridad social, vivienda y otros) tienen sobre la desigualdad y el efecto que la desigua...

  16. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    2010-01-01

    Una de las características del proceso de democratización en América Latina es la incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa como el plebiscito, la iniciativa legislativa y la revocación del mandato. Este artículo analiza específicamente uno de ellos: la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP), definida como el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar proyectos de ley al Parlamento y/o exigir una consulta popular para aprobar o rechazar leyes o reformas legales. El artículo incluye una discu...

  17. América latina: la ciudad negada

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    Livingston Crawford; Pamela Flores

    2006-01-01

    Este ensayo hace un recorrido histórico sobre los significados que visibiliza la estructura urbana en América Latina desde la Colonia hasta el presente. Partiendo de la separación entre lo rural y lo urbano heredada del mundo colonial, el ensayo muestra las alteraciones que en la gramática urbana y en el imaginario simbólico, produce la explosión urbana de los años sesenta del siglo pasado, lo que constituye una noción deteriorada de espacio público como signo de la ciuda...

  18. Breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and early detection practices in United States-Mexico border Latinas.

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    Banegas, Matthew P; Bird, Yelena; Moraros, John; King, Sasha; Prapsiri, Surasri; Thompson, Beti

    2012-01-01

    Evidence suggests Latinas residing along the United States-Mexico border face higher breast cancer mortality rates compared to Latinas in the interior of either country. The purpose of this study was to investigate breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and use of breast cancer preventive screening among U.S. Latina and Mexican women residing along the U.S.-Mexico border. For this binational cross-sectional study, 265 participants completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire that obtained information on sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, family history, and screening practices. Differences between Mexican (n=128) and U.S. Latina (n=137) participants were assessed by Pearson's chi-square, Fischer's exact test, t tests, and multivariate regression analyses. U.S. Latinas had significantly increased odds of having ever received a mammogram/breast ultrasound (adjusted odds ratio [OR]=2.95) and clinical breast examination (OR=2.67) compared to Mexican participants. A significantly greater proportion of Mexican women had high knowledge levels (54.8%) compared to U.S. Latinas (45.2%, peducation, and insurance status were significantly associated with breast cancer screening use. Despite having higher levels of breast cancer knowledge than U.S. Latinas, Mexican women along the U.S.-Mexico border are not receiving the recommended breast cancer screening procedures. Although U.S. border Latinas had higher breast cancer screening levels than their Mexican counterparts, these levels are lower than those seen among the general U.S. Latina population. Our findings underscore the lack of access to breast cancer prevention screening services and emphasize the need to ensure that existing breast cancer screening programs are effective in reaching women along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  19. Social Capital and Well-Being: Structural Analyses of Latina Mothers by Nativity.

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    Held, Mary L; Cuellar, Matthew

    2016-09-01

    Objective This study examined the direct and mediating effects of maternal social capital on health and well-being for native- and foreign-born Latina mothers and their children. Methods Data were drawn from the baseline and nine-year follow up waves of the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study. The study included a sample of 874 Latina mothers. Mplus7 was used to perform structural equation modeling to determine whether exogenous indicators (age, education, and economic well-being) predicted social capital, whether social capital predicted mother and child well-being, and whether mediating effects helped explain each relationship. Results For native-born Latinas (n = 540), social capital did not predict maternal or child well-being. However, social capital significantly mediated the effects of age, education, and economic well-being on maternal well-being. For foreign-born Latinas (n = 334), social capital was a significant predictor of maternal well-being. Social capital also mediated the effects of age, education, and economic well-being on maternal, but not child well-being. Younger and foreign-born Latinas who report higher educational attainment and economic well-being have greater social capital, and thus better self-reported health. Conclusion Findings suggest that social capital is particularly relevant to the health of foreign-born Latinas. For all Latina mothers, social capital may serve as a protective mitigating factor to better health. Health service providers should evaluate the potential to integrate programs that promote social capital accumulation for Latinas. Further research should examine factors to improve the health of Latinas' children.

  20. Spirituality Among Latinas/os Implications of Culture in Conceptualization and Measurement

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    Campesino, Maureen; Schwartz, Gary E.

    2009-01-01

    Despite growing transnational migration between the United States and Latin American countries, culturally relevant conceptualizations of spirituality among Latinas/os remain lacking in healthcare research. Grounded in Latina feminist theology, this article elucidates cultural values that influence spirituality and describes findings from a study using a new questionnaire to explore spirituality among Latinas in Puerto Rico and the US mainland. Results support the saliency of cultural values such as personalismo and familismo as the context for spiritual perspectives, which may function independently of the Catholic Church structure. PMID:16495689

  1. América latina: la ciudad negada

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    Livingston Crawford

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo hace un recorrido histórico sobre los significados que visibiliza la estructura urbana en América Latina desde la Colonia hasta el presente. Partiendo de la separación entre lo rural y lo urbano heredada del mundo colonial, el ensayo muestra las alteraciones que en la gramática urbana y en el imaginario simbólico, produce la explosión urbana de los años sesenta del siglo pasado, lo que constituye una noción deteriorada de espacio público como signo de la ciudad negada, y la posterior conceptualización del espacio público, durante los noventa, como espacio de la diversidad. Al establecer un vínculo entre las perspectivas políticas y económicas de los diferentes momentos históricos de América Latina y la gramática espacial de la ciudad, los autores afirman que esta relación produce un texto que posibilita la comunicación (o incomunicación entre los ciudadanos y el Estado.

  2. TELEMEDICINA: UN DESAFÍO PARA AMÉRICA LATINA.

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    Litewka, Sergio

    2005-01-01

    La telemedicina es una tendencia creciente en la prestación de los servicios médicos. Aunque la eficacia de esta práctica no ha estado bien establecida, es probable que los países en desarrollo compartirán este nuevo paradigma con los desarrollados. Los defensores de la telemedicina en América Latina sostienen que será una herramienta útil para reducir las disparidades y mejorar la accesibilidad de atención de salud. Aunque América Latina quizá se convierta en un lugar para la investigación e investigación de estos procedimientos, no está claro cómo la telemedicina podría contribuir a mejorar la accesibilidad para las poblaciones desfavorecidas, o coexistir con sistemas de atención de salud públicos crónicamente enfermos.Telemedicine is a growing trend in the provision of medical services. Although the effectiveness of this practice has not been well established, it is likely that developing countries will share this new paradigm with developed ones. Supporters of telemedicine in Latin America maintain that it will be a useful tool for reducing disparities and improving health care accessibility. Although Latin America might become a place for research and investigation of these procedures, it is not clear how telemedicine could contribute to improving accessibility for disadvantaged populations, or coexist with chronically ill-funded public healthcare systems.

  3. TELEMEDICINA: UN DESAFÍO PARA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Litewka, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    La telemedicina es una tendencia creciente en la prestación de los servicios médicos. Aunque la eficacia de esta práctica no ha estado bien establecida, es probable que los países en desarrollo compartirán este nuevo paradigma con los desarrollados. Los defensores de la telemedicina en América Latina sostienen que será una herramienta útil para reducir las disparidades y mejorar la accesibilidad de atención de salud. Aunque América Latina quizá se convierta en un lugar para la investigación e investigación de estos procedimientos, no está claro cómo la telemedicina podría contribuir a mejorar la accesibilidad para las poblaciones desfavorecidas, o coexistir con sistemas de atención de salud públicos crónicamente enfermos. Telemedicine is a growing trend in the provision of medical services. Although the effectiveness of this practice has not been well established, it is likely that developing countries will share this new paradigm with developed ones. Supporters of telemedicine in Latin America maintain that it will be a useful tool for reducing disparities and improving health care accessibility. Although Latin America might become a place for research and investigation of these procedures, it is not clear how telemedicine could contribute to improving accessibility for disadvantaged populations, or coexist with chronically ill-funded public healthcare systems. PMID:21625326

  4. Por La Vida intervention model for cancer prevention in Latinas.

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    Navarro, A M; Senn, K L; Kaplan, R M; McNicholas, L; Campo, M C; Roppe, B

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    Our goal was to describe the development and implementation of an intervention on cancer prevention for Latinas in San Diego, Calif. Thirty-six lay community workers ("consejeras") were recruited and trained to conduct educational group sessions. Each consejera recruited approximately 14 peers from the community to participate in the program (total number = 512). Half of the consejeras were randomly assigned to a control group, in which they participated in an equally engaging program entitled "Community Living Skills." Implementation of the intervention was assessed by qualitative and quantitative methods. Preintervention and postintervention self-report information was obtained from project participants on access to health care services, cancer knowledge, preventive measures, and previous cancer-screening examinations. Base-line data suggest that lack of knowledge, costs of cancer-screening tests, and the lack of a regular health care provider are the major obstacles against obtaining cancer-screening tests. Predisposing factors, such as fear and embarrassment, also constitute barriers to getting regular cervical cancer screening. Preliminary analysis indicates that the Por La Vida intervention increases use of cancer-screening tests in comparison to a community living skills control group. Universal access to health care would remove some of the major financial barriers to cancer screening. The Por La Vida program attempts to overcome the substantial barriers by reaching out to low-income Latinas and by providing information regarding the availability, acceptability, and preventive nature of cancer-screening tests.

  5. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las características del proceso de democratización en América Latina es la incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa como el plebiscito, la iniciativa legislativa y la revocación del mandato. Este artículo analiza específicamente uno de ellos: la Iniciativa Legislativa Popular (ILP, definida como el derecho de los ciudadanos a presentar proyectos de ley al Parlamento y/o exigir una consulta popular para aprobar o rechazar leyes o reformas legales. El artículo incluye una discusión sobre los mecanismos de democracia directa en América Latina, una comparación de las leyes y reglamentos que regulan la ILP a nivel internacional, nacional y subnacional, un análisis sobre el uso de estos instrumentos en cuatro países (Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina y México, y una serie de conclusiones orientadas a identificar algunos factores críticos para su implementación y utilización.

  6. Personal characteristics associated with injecting drug use among Latinas in the United States of America

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    Jorge Delva

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    Full Text Available This study examines nonmedical injecting drug use (IDU among Latinas aged 12 years and older in a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. Data from the 1990-1995 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse disclosed 154 Latinas with self-reported histories of IDU out of 18 335 Latinas who responded. Hypotheses about correlates of IDU were tested by using the conditional form of multiple logistic regression to compare the characteristics of these IDUs with those of 602 noninjecting Latinas matched on neighborhood of residence. In the USA, an estimated 1% of Latinas age 12 years and older have injected drugs for non-medical purposes on at least one occasion. IDU was 4.6 to 6.5 times greater for adult Latinas (18-44 years old when compared to Latinas aged either 12 through 17 years (P En el presente estudio se examina el uso de drogas inyectables (UDI entre latinas de 12 años de edad y mayores en una muestra nacional representativa de hogares estadounidenses. Datos obtenidos de las Encuestas Nacionales Domiciliarias realizadas de 1990 a 1995 revelaron que 154 de un total de 18 335 latinas encuestadas habían referido tener antecedentes de UDI. Se pusieron a prueba diversas hipótesis sobre las variables relacionadas con el UDI mediante una regresión logística múltiple de tipo condicionado destinada a comparar las características de estas usuarias con las de 602 latinas que no usaban drogas inyectables y que se parearon con las usuarias por lugar de residencia. Se estima que en los Estados Unidos de América 1% de las latinas de 12 años o más han usado drogas inyectables para fines no médicos por lo menos en una ocasión. El UDI fue de 4,6 a 6,5 veces más frecuente entre latinas adultas (de 18 a 44 años al comparar a este grupo con el de latinas de 12 a 17 años (P < 0,05 o de más de 44. El uso estimado de drogas inyectables fue 7,1 veces más frecuente entre las latinas que dijeron haber fumado marijuana y 5,4 más frecuente

  7. It isn't all about language: communication barriers for Latinas using contraceptives.

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    Campo, Shelly; Kohler, Connie; Askelson, Natoshia M; Ortiz, Cristina; Losch, Mary

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    Little is known about barriers that Latinas in the United States face in preventing unintended pregnancies beyond those of language and cost. This study examined factors inhibiting contraceptive use among 18- to 30-year-old Latinas in the Midwest. Individual interviews (N = 31) were conducted in Spanish with Latinas residing across the state. The interview protocol included questions about contraceptives and unintended pregnancies. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, translated, and coded for themes related to barriers. The majority of the barriers were related to communication but not English proficiency. Respondents talked about specific situations and experiences in which communication presented obstacles to using contraceptives. While language and cost are important barriers, attention needs to be paid to the other communication issues that women face related to culture, religion, partners, family, and spontaneity. Health care providers need to address the range of communication barriers that affect Latinas' contraceptive use. © The Author(s) 2014.

  8. Motivational interviewing to reduce cardiovascular risk in African American and Latina women.

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    Witt, Dawn R; Lindquist, Ruth; Treat-Jacobson, Diane; Boucher, Jackie L; Konety, Suma H; Savik, Kay

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    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for women, and disproportionally so for African American and Latina women. CVD is largely preventable and many risks can be attributable to health behaviors, implementing and sustaining positive health behaviors is a challenge. Motivational interviewing is one promising intervention for initiating behavior change. The purpose of this review was to identify, synthesize, and critically analyze the existing literature on the use of motivational interviewing as a behavioral intervention to reduce CVD risk among African American and Latina women. Seven studies were identified that met inclusion criteria. Results of this review suggest that motivational interviewing has mixed results when used to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in African American and Latina women. More research using a standardized motivational interviewing approach is needed to definitively determine if it is an effective behavioral intervention to reduce CVD risk when used in populations of African American and Latina women.

  9. Sociocultural influences on the determinants of breast-feeding by Latina mothers in the Cincinnati area.

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    Vaughn, Lisa M; Ireton, Candace; Geraghty, Sheela R; Diers, Tiffiny; Niño, Vanessa; Falciglia, Grace A; Valenzuela, Jessica; Mosbaugh, Christine

    2010-01-01

    While breast-feeding initiation and duration among US Latina women appear to decrease with acculturation, health care providers in the Greater Cincinnati area have noted lower rates of breast-feeding among even first-generation Latina immigrants. This study's purpose was to identify determinants of breast-feeding for Latina mothers in Cincinnati through qualitative interviews and Spanish Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale ratings. Our findings suggest that, along with similar levels of breast-feeding self-confidence, foreign-born Latina women in the Greater Cincinnati area share similar breast-feeding determinants with the general population. However, characteristics of these determinants and their impact vary because of unique pressures experienced by this community.

  10. Examining the interplay among family, culture, and latina teen suicidal behavior.

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    Gulbas, Lauren E; Zayas, Luis H

    2015-05-01

    In this article, we explore the relationships among culture, family, and attempted suicide by U.S. Latinas. We analyzed qualitative interviews conducted with Latina teen suicide attempters (n = 10) and their parents. We also incorporated data collected from adolescents with no reported history of self-harm (n = 10) and their parents to examine why some individuals turned to suicide under similar experiences of cultural conflict. Our results reveal that Latina teens who attempted suicide lacked the resources to forge meaningful social ties. Without the tools to bridge experiences of cultural contradiction, the girls in our study described feeling isolated and alone. Under such conditions, adolescents turned to behaviors aimed at self-destruction. Unlike their peers who attempted suicide, adolescent Latinas with no lifetime history of attempted suicide were able to mobilize resources in ways that balanced experiences of acculturative tension by creating supportive relationships with other individuals. © The Author(s) 2014.

  11. Health-Related Issues in Latina Youth: Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Generational Status Differences

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    Few studies have examined the early development of a broad range of health issues of importance in adolescence in Latina (female) youth, despite their being potentially a vulnerable group. This study compared suicide and depressive symptoms, substance use, violence exposure, injury prevention, obesity, and health-related quality of life among Latina, African-American, and white females as well as Latino (male) youth in fifth grade, as well as differences related to immigrant generational stat...

  12. Protección social en salud en América latina y el Caribe ...

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    13 déc. 2010 ... Protección social en salud en América latina y el Caribe : Investigación y políticas. Couverture du livre Protección social en salud en América latina y el Caribe : Investigación y. Directeur(s) : Amparo Hernández Bello et Carmen Rico de Sotelo. Maison(s) d'édition : Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, ...

  13. Differences in knowledge of breast cancer screening among African American, Arab American, and Latina women.

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    Williams, Karen Patricia; Mabiso, Athur; Todem, David; Hammad, Adnan; Hill-Ashford, Yolanda; Hamade, Hiam; Palamisono, Gloria; Robinson-Lockett, Murlisa; Zambrana, Ruth E

    2011-01-01

    We examined differences in knowledge and socioeconomic factors associated with 3 types of breast cancer screening (breast self-examination, clinical breast examination, and mammogram) among African American, Arab, and Latina women. Community health workers used a community-based intervention to recruit 341 women (112 Arab, 113 Latina, and 116 African American) in southeastern Michigan to participate in a breast cancer prevention intervention from August through October 2006. Before and after the intervention, women responded to a previously validated 5-item multiple-choice test on breast cancer screening (possible score range: 0 to 5) in their language of preference (English, Spanish, or Arabic). We used generalized estimating equations to analyze data and to account for family-level and individual correlations. Although African American women knew more about breast cancer screening at the baseline (pretest median scores were 4 for African American, 3 for Arab and 3 for Latina women), all groups significantly increased their knowledge after participating in the breast cancer prevention intervention (posttest median scores were 5 for African American and 4 for Arab and Latina women). Generalized estimating equations models show that Arab and Latina women made the most significant gains in posttest scores (P American, Arab, and Latina women to promote adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines.

  14. Insights into BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling from Ethnically Diverse Latina Breast Cancer Survivors.

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    Rajpal, Neha; Muñoz, Juliana; Peshkin, Beth N; Graves, Kristi D

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    Despite the disproportionate underuse of genetic counseling and testing for BRCA1/2 (BRCA)-associated hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) risk among Latinas, little is known about the associated barriers and facilitators. We conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with 20 at-risk Latina women from diverse backgrounds. Eligible women were diagnosed with breast cancer 1 first-degree relative diagnosed personal beliefs about genetic counseling. In addition, older women were equally as interested in education, cancer prevention, and BRCA genetic counseling as younger women. These findings suggest that Latinas, regardless of age, increasingly acknowledge and prioritize their own health. Women reported their main motivator to undergo counseling was concern about family members' cancer risks. Main barriers included financial and insurance concerns, and lack of awareness about genetic services. Investigating the beliefs and attitudes of diverse populations of Latinas at risk for HBOC reveals logistical barriers to BRCA genetic counseling uptake within this under-represented community. Efforts are needed to provide at-risk Latina breast cancer survivors' knowledge of and access to genetic counseling and testing based on risk status and Latinas' increasing responsiveness and uptake of these services.

  15. Characteristics of Latinas in Puerto Rico and the US mainland receiving teriparatide in the DANCE observational study.

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    Ruff, Valerie A; Acosta, Agaph; Soto-Raices, Oscar; Sierra-Zorita, Radamés; Toro-Torres, Ramón; Rodríguez-Ginorio, Henry; Comulada, Angel; Chiang, Alan Y; Krohn, Kelly; Taylor, Kathleen A

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    The Direct Assessment of Nonvertebral Fractures in Community Experience (DANCE) study investigated the use of teriparatide in men and women with osteoporosis in the United States (US) and Puerto Rico (PR). In a sub-analysis, we evaluated whether the baseline characteristics of Latinas differed from those of white women in the study population and whether any patient attributes affected physicians' decisions to prescribe teriparatide. We assessed 3 patient cohorts treated with teriparatide 20 microg once daily for up to 24 months: 1) PR Latinas, 2) US Latinas, and 3) white women on the US mainland (white women). We analyzed differences related to ethnicity (Latina vs. white) and geography (PR vs. US mainland). Overall, 302 of the 3243 women (9%) enrolled in DANCE were Latina (205 of these 302 Latinas resided in PR). Significant differences were observed in 7 of 11 baseline characteristics. White women had more prior fragility fractures and family history of hip fracture than Latinas, while PR Latinas were generally older than US Latinas and had more comorbid conditions. A similar proportion of subjects in each cohort had received prior osteoporosis therapy. Physicians prescribed teriparatide more often for Latinas based on multiple risk factors for fracture and intolerance to previous osteoporosis therapy and to white women based on inadequate response to previous therapy or new (incident) fractures. Overall, Latinas were less persistent with teriparatide therapy than white women. We observed significant differences related to ethnicity and geography in the baseline demographics of Latinas enrolled in the DANCE study, criteria cited by physicians for initiating teriparatide therapy, and treatment persistence.

  16. Promotoras en Accíon: The Discursive and Pedagogical Practices of Latina Immigrants Doing Queer Advocacy Work

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    This qualitative study examine the discursive and pedagogical practices of a group of immigrant Latina mothers in Los Angeles who teach a workshop series that engages Latina/o parents and community members in conversations about queer Latina/o issues. The LGBT Acceptance Project is an LGBT curriculum designed and taught by the Promotoras of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. For the dissertation study, I was interested in how the Promotoras engaged parents and community members in conversations ...

  17. Video popular en América Latina

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    Octavio Gettino

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    Full Text Available El video es un nuevo medio de comunicación social que recupera la memoria popular. Éste está llamado a cumplir un rol fundamental en la sociedad contemporánea. En solo 10 años, las videotecas sustituyeron en los canales de televisión a las viejas filmotecas. El video está siendo utilizado en A. Latina en actividades de expresión artística, difusión cultural o simplemente experimentación audiovisual en un proceso de construcción de la identidad cultural de los países A la radio y al periódico popular ahora se agrega el video popular.

  18. Work and Health among Latina Mothers in Farmworker Families

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    Arcury, Thomas A.; Trejo, Grisel; Suerken, Cynthia K.; Grzywacz, Joseph G.; Ip, Edward H.; Quandt, Sara A.

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    Background Work organization is important for the health of vulnerable workers, particularly women. This analysis describes work organization for Latinas in farmworker families and delineates the associations of work organization with health indicators. Methods 220 Latino women in farmworker families completed interviews from October 2012 - July 2013. Interviews addressed job structure, job demand, job control, and job support. Health measures included stress, depressive symptoms, physical activity, family conflict, and family economic security. Results Three-fifths of the women were employed. Several work organization dimensions, including shift, psychological demand, work safety climate, and benefits, were associated with participant health as expected, based on the work organization and job demands-control-support models. Conclusions Research should address women's health and specific work responsibilities. Occupational safety policy must consider the importance of work organization in the health of vulnerable workers. PMID:25742536

  19. Imigração da Mulher Latina no Brasil

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    Mariângela Moreira Nascimento

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo traz, de forma modesta, algumas reflexões sobre a mulher imigrante latina no Brasil. Apresenta o fluxo migratório como um movimento de geração de diferenças e identidades que exige nova base teórica e empírica para ser compreendido. Dessa forma, procura compreender o fenômeno da migração em outra base teórico-metodológica permitindo-nos investigar a condição da mulher imigrante no contexto social brasileiro como sujeito ativo, contrariando o estereótipo da mulher migrante como dependente e passiva.

  20. Os imigrantes palestinos na América Latina

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    Denise Fagundes Jardim

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    Full Text Available QUANTIFICAR a imigração palestina e conhecer seu percurso na América Latina tem se conformando em um desafio de pesquisa. Neste artigo, problematizo tais dificuldades e trato de aspectos que revelam a experiência palestina em continuidade com outras levas de imigrantes de procedência árabe. Contudo, sugiro a existência de singularidades e novas possibilidades de pesquisa.QUANTIFYING Palestinian immigration and appraising their course in Latin America are topics shaping themselves as a research challenge. In this article, I assess these difficulties and deal with aspects that reveal the Palestinian experience in vis-à-vis continuity with other effluxes of immigrants of Arabian ascent. However, I both suggest that singularities exist and proffer new research possibilities.

  1. Salud y enfermedad en América Latina

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    Miguel Malo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La prolongada crisis económica de los países de la región y las políticas de ajuste macro económico han generado una situación económica y social que produce inequidades profundas. La década de los 90 mostró niveles de deterioro de las condiciones de salud de la mayoría de la población y en su acceso desventajoso a servicios de salud. Al momento son 200 millones de personas, en América Latina, que viven en la pobreza; e decir, 50 millones más que en 1980.

  2. La nueva violencia urbana de América Latina

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    Briceño-León Roberto

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    Full Text Available El artículo procura mostrar que la situación de violencia que se presenta a inicios del Siglo XXI en América Latina es un fenómeno novedoso desde el punto de vista sociológico, tanto por el crecimiento en sus magnitudes, como por lo singular de sus características. Se trata, argumenta el autor, de una violencia que no tiene orígenes o propósitos políticos, sino sociales y está vinculada al proceso de empobrecimiento que ha tenido la región a partir de los años ochenta y que ha creado unas condiciones de exclusión educativa y laboral para una gran parte de la población. Esta nueva violencia afecta fundamentalmente a los jóvenes de la segunda generación urbana quienes están expuestos a unas altas expectativas de consumo que no pueden satisfacer por los medios proscritos por la sociedad, y quienes ven en la violencia y el uso de las armas de fuego un medio para construir su identidad como hombres y lograr medios económicos para satisfacer sus aspiraciones. Este proceso de violencia delincuencial se ve acompañado de un incremento en la violencia policial, todo lo cual tiene grandes costos psicológicos y económicos para la población, costos y daños que se ven agravados por la desconfianza e ineficencia del sistema de justicia penal existente en América Latina.

  3. Understanding the Stress Management Needs and Preferences of Latinas Undergoing Chemotherapy.

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    Martinez Tyson, Dinorah Dina; Jacobsen, Paul; Meade, Cathy D

    2016-12-01

    This exploratory study provides insights into everyday realities, concerns, and cultural perspectives of Latinas undergoing chemotherapy, and elicits information on stress management and information needs. Informed by a community-based participatory research approach using qualitative methods, we conducted ten interviews with providers, and two focus groups (n = 13) and 20 in-depth interviews with Latinas recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Providers and Latina patients acknowledged multiple physical and emotional stressors associated with cancer treatment, viewed a positive aspect of the cancer experience to include connection with God and enhanced spirituality, saw family as a motivating factor for recovery, and expressed a need to draw on existing coping strategies. Findings show considerable overlap between providers and Latina cancer patients' perceptions of stressors during chemotherapy. However, a few notable differences in perceptions of stress management needs during this treatment period emerged. While Latina cancer patients mentioned similar social/structural stressors (e.g., economic problems, lack of information) they tended to emphasize more of the interpersonal stressors related to family communication and relationships (e.g., providing and caring for family, distance from family), and intrapersonal stressors such as fear, changes in physical appearance, and side effects of chemotherapy. Our study illustrates the importance of including multiple perspectives. The information gained by including both providers and patient perspectives yielded a more complete understanding of the stress management needs of Latinas undergoing chemotherapy. Findings suggest that stress management educational interventions should aim to develop self-care skills, be culturally relevant and language-specific, and build upon stress-reducing strategies Latinas may already employ.

  4. Barriers and Facilitators to BRCA Genetic Counseling Among At-Risk Latinas in New York City

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    Sussner, Katarina M.; Jandorf, Lina; Thompson, Hayley S.; Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B.

    2012-01-01

    Objective Despite underuse of genetic services for hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer risk among Latinas (including counseling and testing for BRCA mutations), there is little known about the barriers and facilitators to BRCA genetic counseling among this group. It is imperative to first understand factors that may impede Latinas seeking BRCA genetic counseling, as it is considered a prerequisite to testing. Methods Quantitative telephone interviews (N=120) were conducted with at-risk Latinas in New York City to investigate interest, barriers and beliefs about BRCA genetic counseling. Statistical analyses examined predictors of intention to undergo BRCA genetic counseling. Results Despite moderate levels of awareness, Latinas held largely positive beliefs, attitudes and knowledge about BRCA genetic counseling. Perceived barriers included logistic concerns (e.g., where to go, cost/health insurance coverage), emotional concerns (e.g., fear, distress) and competing life concerns (e.g, too many other things to worry about, too busy taking care of children or family members). Multivariate results showed that the strongest predictor of intention to undergo BRCA genetic counseling was competing life concerns; Latinas with more competing life concerns were less likely to intend to undergo BRCA genetic counseling (p=0.0002). Other significant predictors of intention included perceived risk of carrying a BRCA mutation (p=0.01) and referral by their physician (p=0.02). Conclusion Educational efforts to promote BRCA genetic counseling among at-risk Latinas and increase referrals by their physicians should incorporate discussion of perceived barriers to counseling, such as competing life concerns that Latinas may need to overcome in order to seek genetic counseling. PMID:22987526

  5. Does Percentage of Latinas/os Affect Graduation Rates at 4-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs, and Non-HSIs?

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    Garcia, Gina A.

    2013-01-01

    As the population of college-aged Latinas/os grows, the number of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the percentage of Latinas/os has an effect on the institutional graduation rates of Latina/o students attending HSIs, emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs. Data were drawn from the Integrated…

  6. Pasa la Voz: using peer driven interventions to increase Latinas' access to and utilization of HIV prevention and testing services.

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    Ramos, Rebecca L; Green, Nancy Lorenza; Shulman, Lawrence C

    2009-02-01

    Promotoras along the U.S.-Mexico border in the role of animadoras (motivators) used a chain referral strategy called Pasa la Voz (Spread the Word). Latinas at high to moderate risk of HIV infection became better informed about prevention, accessed prevention services, and referred other at-risk Latinas for services.

  7. The Ethnic Niche as an Economic Pathway for the Dark Skinned: Labor Market Incorporation of Latina/o Workers

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    Morales, Maria Cristina

    2008-01-01

    A significant number of Latina/os are turning to employment in ethnic niches as an alternative to general labor markets. This study places special focus on how skin color segmentation or colorism influences job-market allocation. The hypothesis is that dark-skinned Latina/os are more likely to be employed in ethnically homogeneous jobsites or…

  8. Proyecto Bilingüe: Constructing a Figured World of Bilingual Education for Latina/o Bilingual Teachers

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    Ek, Lucila D.; Chávez, Guadalupe Domínguez

    2015-01-01

    Using theories of figured worlds, we demonstrate how Proyecto Bilingüe, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, constructs a figured world of bilingual education for Latina/o bilingual teachers. We drew from a larger qualitative study to conduct a thematic analysis of interviews with Latina/o bilingual teachers, their written…

  9. Straddling the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Gender Non-Conforming Microaggressions as a Latina Lesbian

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    Caraves, Jacqueline

    2018-01-01

    Although there is a growing body of work on the experiences of girls in juvenile justice and women in prison, still little is known about the experiences of Latinas in the prison pipeline. Accordingly, even less is known about lesbian/queer Latinas in the prison pipeline. Gabriela's case study reveals her experiences in and out of the Juvenile…

  10. Representacion E Identidad: Content Analysis of Latina Biographies for Primary and Preadolescent Children Published 1955-2010

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    Lara, Margaret A.

    2012-01-01

    This study discusses the results of a content analysis of 75 Latina biographies for primary and pre-adolescent students that were published over a 16-year period, spanning from 1995 to 2010. Significant to this study was how Latinas were represented in the biographies and what changes can be seen over time. Using a rubric based on research by…

  11. Unintended Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence before and during Pregnancy among Latina Women in Los Angeles, California

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    Martin, Kathryn R.; Garcia, Lorena

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationship between unintended pregnancy and intimate partner violence (IPV) before and during pregnancy among Latinas. A cross-sectional interview measuring pregnancy intent, IPV, and acculturation, using the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA-II), was conducted among Latina women…

  12. "Desafios y Bendiciones": A Multiperspective Examination of the Educational Experiences and Coping Responses of First-Generation College Latina Students

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    Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett

    2012-01-01

    Taking a multiperspective approach, seven Latina students, two student services personnel, and one mental health service provider are interviewed to gain different stakeholder perspectives regarding Latina first-generation college educational and coping experiences. Familial involvement and connections with family, peers, and university personnel…

  13. A Narrative Engagement Framework to Understand HPV Vaccination among Latina and Vietnamese Women in a Planned Parenthood Setting

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    Hopfer, Suellen; Garcia, Samantha; Duong, Huong T.; Russo, Jennefer A.; Tanjasiri, Sora P.

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    Disparities in cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination persist among Vietnamese and Latina women. Through a partnership with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) in Southern California, we conducted in-depth interviews with young adult Latina (n = 24) and Vietnamese (n = 24) women, and PPOSBC staff…

  14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Latina Breast Cancer Survivors’ Symptoms and Functioning

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    Christina L. Rush

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    Full Text Available Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM is used widely in cancer populations, particularly among women, and has shown promise for addressing symptom and functioning outcomes. Few studies to date have evaluated CAM use and associations over time with symptoms and function among Latina breast cancer survivors. We administered a baseline (N = 136 and follow-up (n = 58 telephone survey in Spanish or English assessing Latina breast cancer survivor demographics, physical function, anxiety, depression, fatigue, satisfaction with social roles, and both CAM activities and devotional and spiritual practices. About one-third of our sample (35% baseline; 36% follow-up reported using CAM (yoga, meditation, massage, or herbal/dietary supplements. We assessed devotional and spiritual practices separately from CAM (church attendance, prayer, religious groups, and reading devotional and religious texts; the majority of Latina survivors reported devotional and spiritual practices (80% baseline; 81% follow-up. At baseline, CAM demonstrated a positive association with better physical functioning and lower depression. In contrast, CAM use at the time of follow-up appeared to be related to lower levels of satisfaction with social roles and physical function. In longitudinal analyses, devotional and spiritual practices at baseline significantly predicted lower anxiety, depression, and fatigue at follow-up. Findings suggest CAM plays a complex and not always linear role in symptoms and function outcomes for Latina breast cancer survivors. These findings contribute to the literature on longitudinal CAM use and associations with symptom and functioning outcomes among Latina breast cancer survivors.

  15. Can Better Mother-Daughter Relations Reduce the Chance of a Suicide Attempt among Latinas?

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    Luis H. Zayas

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    Full Text Available National surveys and other research on adolescent Latinas show that adolescent females have higher rates of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts than other ethnic and racial minority youth. Internalizing behaviors and family conflicts are commonly associated with suicidality in research on adolescents. In the case of Latinas, we explore the connection between adolescent Hispanic cultural involvement, mother-adolescent mutuality, internalizing behaviors, and suicidality. This paper presents data from a study of 232 Latinas, some with a recent history of suicide attempts (n=122. The results show that higher adolescent Hispanic cultural involvement was associated with greater mother-daughter mutuality and thus led to reduction in the likelihood of suicide attempts. The relationship between mother-daughter mutuality and suicide attempts among Latinas is mediated by specific internalizing behaviors (withdrawn depressive. Our findings highlight the positive effect that Latino cultural values have in the relationship between Latina adolescent and their mothers and confirm the importance that internalizing behaviors and the mother-daughter relationship have for suicide attempters.

  16. Results from a pilot promotora program to reduce depression and stress among immigrant Latinas.

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    Tran, Anh N; Ornelas, India J; Kim, Mimi; Perez, Georgina; Green, Melissa; Lyn, Michelle J; Corbie-Smith, Giselle

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    The stressful experiences that Latino immigrants face throughout the migration process to the United States put them at increased risk for poor mental health. Latinas are at heightened risk due to stigma, limited access to mental health resources, domestic violence, and gender role expectations. In addition, for those who live in new immigrant settlement areas, such as the Southeast, these disparities are magnified by even fewer culturally appropriate services and limited social support. This study evaluates the impact of ALMA (Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma/Latina Friends Motivating the Soul), a pilot promotora intervention offered in three North Carolina counties to improve mental health among Latinas by offering coping skills training. The intervention trained community-based promotoras to conduct outreach to Latina women in their social network (compañeras). Using a pre-post test design, we assessed the mental health outcomes of compañeras. Compañeras improved on the following outcomes: depressive symptoms, attitudes of depression treatment, perceived and acculturative stress, perceived social support, and positive coping responses. Our findings suggest that promotora interventions, such as ALMA, that focus on building self-care strategies can be valuable to reducing preclinical symptoms and addressing health care disparities that are exacerbated by unavailable or underused mental health services.

  17. Engineering success: Undergraduate Latina women's persistence in an undergradute engineering program

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    Rosbottom, Steven R.

    The purpose and focus of this narrative inquiry case study were to explore the personal stories of four undergraduate Latina students who persist in their engineering programs. This study was guided by two overarching research questions: a) What are the lived experiences of undergraduate Latina engineering students? b) What are the contributing factors that influence undergraduate Latina students to persist in an undergraduate engineering program? Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth was used to the analyze data. Findings suggest through Yosso's (2005) aspirational capital, familial capital, social capital, navigational capital, and resistant capital the Latina student persisted in their engineering programs. These contributing factors brought to light five themes that emerged, the discovery of academic passions, guidance and support of family and teachers, preparation for and commitment to persistence, the power of community and collective engagement, and commitment to helping others. The themes supported their persistence in their engineering programs. Thus, this study informs policies, practices, and programs that support undergraduate Latina engineering student's persistence in engineering programs.

  18. Health locus of control, acculturation, and health-related Internet use among Latinas.

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    Roncancio, Angelica M; Berenson, Abbey B; Rahman, Mahbubur

    2012-01-01

    Among individuals residing in the United States, the Internet is the third most used source for obtaining health information. Little is known, however, about its use by Latinas. To understand health-related Internet use among Latinas, the authors examined it within the theoretical frameworks of health locus of control and acculturation. The authors predicted that acculturation would serve as a mediator between health locus of control and health-related Internet use, age and health-related Internet use, income and health-related Internet use, and education and health-related Internet use. Data were collected via a 25-minute self-report questionnaire. The sample consisted of 932 young (M age = 21.27 years), low-income Latinas. Using structural equation modeling, the authors observed that acculturation partially mediated the relation between health locus of control and health-related Internet use and fully mediated the relations among age, income, and Internet use. An internal health locus of control (p income (p Internet use. The Internet is a powerful tool that can be used to effectively disseminate information to Latinas with limited access to health care professionals. These findings can inform the design of Internet-based health information dissemination studies targeting Latinas.

  19. Impact of a bilingual education intervention on the quality of life of Latina breast cancer survivors.

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    Juarez, Gloria; Hurria, Arti; Uman, Gwen; Ferrell, Betty

    2013-01-01

    To test the effectiveness of a bilingual education intervention to improve the quality of life (QOL) of Latina breast cancer survivors (BCSs) after completing primary treatment for breast cancer. A two-group prospective, longitudinal, randomized, controlled trial. An ambulatory-care setting of a designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. 52 English- and Spanish-speaking Latina BCSs. Women were randomly assigned to the experimental or attention control group and completed measures of QOL, uncertainty, distress, and acculturation at baseline, and at three and six months postintervention. QOL, uncertainty, and distress. After controlling for acculturation, the four dimensions of QOL increased slightly in the groups or remained unchanged without significant group-by-time interaction. The social and psychological well-being subscales had the lowest scores, followed by physical and spiritual well-being. Although the group-by-time interaction was not statistically significant, the post-hoc difference for total QOL between time 2 and time 3 in the experimental group approached significance, with a slight increase in total QOL. Latina BCSs have multiple survivorship and QOL concerns that might put them at risk for poor QOL. More culturally congruent intervention studies are needed to address the paucity of intervention research with Latina BCS. Core values must be incorporated in the development of health education programs. Those programs also should be linguistically appropriate and available to non-English-speaking Latinas. In this way, the informational and supportive needs of all BCSs can be met.

  20. Behavioral HIV Prevention Interventions Among Latinas in the US: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.

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    Daniel-Ulloa, Jason; Ulibarri, M; Baquero, B; Sleeth, C; Harig, H; Rhodes, S D

    2016-12-01

    Compared to White women, Latinas are 4 times more likely to contract HIV. In an effort to determine the overall state of the science meant to address this disparity, we reviewed the current HIV prevention intervention literature for U.S. Latinas. We searched 5 online electronic databases from their inception through July, 2014, for HIV prevention interventions including a majority sample of Latinas. Of 1041 articles identified, 20 studies met inclusion criteria. We documented study designs, participant characteristics, outcomes, theories used, and other intervention characteristics. Overall, HIV knowledge and attitudes were the predominant outcome; a small minority of studies included self-reported condom use or STD incidence. Strategies used to address cultural factors specific to Latinas and HIV included; lay health advisors, using ethnographic narratives, or using the Theory of Gender and Power, however few of the interventions adopted these strategies. This study identified several gaps in the intervention literature that need to be addressed. In addition to including more direct measures of decreased HIV risk (ex. condom use), more systematic use of strategies meant to address gender and cultural factors that may place Latinas at increased risk (e.g., gender inequity, traditional gender role norms such as machismo and marianismo, and relationship power dynamics).

  1. Traditional Gender Roles and the Stress-Alcohol Relationship Among Latina/o College Students.

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    Perrotte, Jessica K; Baumann, Michael R; Knight, Cory F

    2018-02-09

    Latina/o college students have been shown to engage in more high risk drinking behavior than students from other ethnic minority groups, and are more likely to experience certain negative alcohol related consequences as a result of drinking. Previous research links stress to drinking among college students and indicates drinking occurs within a gendered context. Although this suggests an effect of gender role socialization, studies exploring these relationships among Latina/os are lacking. To explore potential relationships of stress, gender role prescriptions of the heritage culture, and drinking among Latina/o college students. Specifically, to explore potential interactions between stress and multiple dimensions of machismo and marianismo as related to alcohol use. Latina/o undergraduates (N = 248) completed a questionnaire. Self-reported stress, quantity of alcohol consumption, and frequency of binge drinking were recorded for all participants. Gender role prescriptions were assessed via endorsement of two dimensions of machismo (men) or two dimensions of marianismo (women). Stress was positively related to general quantity for women. Each dimension of machismo was distinctly related to binge drinking for men. Significant interactions emerged between both machismo and marianismo and stress as related to both alcohol use outcomes. For women, the moderating pattern between marianismo and stress varied according to type of alcohol use. Conclusions/Importance: Gender role beliefs influence the relationship between stress and alcohol use among Latina/o college students. Future research should account for the intersection of gender and culture when considering the stress-alcohol relationship.

  2. Anticipatory guidance preferences of Latina migrant farmworker mothers

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    Kilanowski, Jill F.

    2011-01-01

    Introduction The purpose of the study was to learn preferences of Latina migrant farmworker (MFW) mothers’ in the presentation of health education materials by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of numerous mixed-media samples. Method This community-based participatory study was qualitative and descriptive in design. Focus groups were conducted in Spanish in four Midwest migrant camps with a convenience sample of mothers (n=31). Adult learning and cultural care theories guided the study. Various modes of educational materials on various topics were presented. Results Mothers preferred comic book-style handouts, games, food replicas, text in English/Spanish, and DVDs, but almost all did not have media-playing equipment. They did not like black-and-white photos, or cartoon-like illustrations. Identified themes of importance were colored illustrations, sizes mothers could easily carry in purses, and limited verbiage on a page. Discussion Learned knowledge will be used to customize health promotion interventions that are sensitive to MFW preferred learning styles. The findings from this study can inform other interventions with Latino populations and serve as a prototype for other populations of immigrant non-English speaking mothers. PMID:23611456

  3. Seis nuevas inscripciones latinas de la Muralla de Segovia

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    Juan SANTOS YANGUAS

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo damos a conocer seis nuevas inscripciones latinas de la mutalla de Segovia. Se trata de cuatro estelas de granito y dos bloques de caliza. Estas inscripciones están muy deterioradas y hemos utilizado para leerlas papel-aluminio, en el cual, al contacto con la piedra, quedan impresas las letras. Unicamente está completa, aunque borrada en parte, una de ellas, de la cual ofrecemos el testimonio de dos fotografías.ABSTRACT: In this article are published six new roman inscriptions from the wall at Segovia. They are four granite stellae and two limestone blocks. As all they are very damaged it was necessary to use a sheet of aluminium-paper; when the sheet is pressed over the stone-surface, the few traces of the letters are more easier to be read. Two fotogtaphs illustrate on the only inscription which is wholy conserved, being its icxt unfortunately partly disappeared.

  4. De metrificação e poesia latina

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    A distinção fonética x fonologia é decisiva no estudo da prosódia latina, pois propicia o estudo dos versos dessa língua sem recurso à pronúncia em voz alta dos seus fonemas. Assim, para que o a inicial da Eneida cumpra seu papel, basta contar-se com que ele contém, por sua abertura máxima, todas as vogais da língua. O tempo, como unidade da língua, é importante na constituição do verso latino. Mas é preciso insistir em que tempo, aí, não é sílaba, portanto o verso latino t em constituição diferente do verso em idiomas modernos. Por isso, em latim, versos são realidade em grande parte psíquica, pouco importando se, para os romanos, eram também física. Só no conceito greimasiano de efeito de ou dos sentidos é que se tem um indicador seguro para a leitura de versos latinos.

  5. Inequidad y pobreza en América Latina. Particularidades

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    Nila Plaza Macías

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    Full Text Available En los últimos decenios la pobreza y la inequidad se han convertido en centro de atención de académicos, instituciones internacionales, y gobiernos nacionales. Existe un debate internacional desde diferentes posiciones teóricas e ideológicas en el que se visualiza un consenso sobre la necesidad de enfrentar la pobreza -extrema-, pero no las causas que la generan. América Latina ha logrado disminuir sus altos niveles de pobreza, pero continúa siendo la región más inequitativa del planeta. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo valorar las ideas contemporáneas sobre la pobreza y la inequidad, así como analizar la experiencia ecuatoriana. Entre los resultados fundamentales está la sistematización de las principales ideas cepalinas sobre el tema y sus propuestas de políticas, así como las lecciones extraídas de la experiencia de Ecuador, país que muestra avances notables al respecto. Palabras clave: equidad, desigualdad, riqueza y distribución, CEPAL

  6. El terrorismo global y América Latina

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    Francisco ROJAS ARAVENA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los atentados del 11-S subrayan que las respuestas a las nuevas amenazas requieren de la integración de políticas de Estado en cursos de acción efectivos. Por ello, este trabajo analiza, por un lado, los factores que dificultan el que América Latina participe en el diseño y formulación de las nuevas reglas del sistema internacional. Y, por otro lado, propone un nuevo concepto de seguridad basado en una perspectiva holística que relacione de manera efectiva los componentes de «seguridad internacional, seguridad estatal y seguridad humana».ABSTRACT: The September 11 attacks showed that the importance of the responses to new threats requires integration of the policies of the State for effective action. Therefore, this paper analyzes, on one side, the factors that complicate Latin America’s participation in the design and formulation of the new international system rules. And, on the other side, it proposes a new concept of security based on a holistic perspective that effectively relates the components of international security, state security, and human security.

  7. Weight-Related Eating Among Less-Acculturated Latina College Students.

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    Cordero, Elizabeth Diane; Gutierrez, Angelica

    2016-10-01

    Less-acculturated Latinos have been found to have unique patterns of weight-related eating attitudes and behaviors. This study examined body mass index (BMI), body image, and various facets of emotional distress as contributors to weight-related eating among less-acculturated female Latina college students. It was hypothesized that unique combinations of BMI, body image, depression, anxiety, and stress would predict routine restraint, compensatory restraint, susceptibility to external cues, and emotional eating in less-acculturated Latina college students. Participants were 141 college students from a rural region in southeastern California who completed questionnaires. Preoccupation with being overweight, a body-image variable, significantly predicted routine and compensatory restraint whereas stress was an important correlate of reasons for eating other than hunger. Implications of the findings include the potential to inform models of weight-related eating among less-acculturated Latina college students. Limitations include homogeneity of sample pertinent to Latino descent. Future directions are discussed.

  8. Physical activity promotion among churchgoing Latinas in San Diego, California: does neighborhood cohesion matter?

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    Martinez, Suzanna M; Arredondo, Elva M; Roesch, Scott

    2013-10-01

    This study examined the reciprocal relationship between Latinas' leisure-time physical activity and neighborhood cohesion following the implementation of a 6-month promotora-delivered pilot intervention. A one-group study design was used to promote leisure-time physical activity and build neighborhood cohesion among 143 churchgoing Latinas in San Diego, California. Using a three-wave autoregressive cross-lagged panel model, leisure-time physical activity and neighborhood cohesion (assessed at baseline, 3 and 6 months) were analyzed. Leisure-time physical activity and neighborhood cohesion increased across time. Neighborhood cohesion at 3 months predicted leisure-time physical activity at 6 months. A promotora model in the context of a faith-based setting may be appropriate to promote Latinas' leisure-time physical activity and make socioenvironmental improvements.

  9. The influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity of immigrant Latinas

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    D'Alonzo, Karen T.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose To verify and explicate the impact of marianismo beliefs on the physical activity behaviors of immigrant Latinas. Design/Method Twenty–eight immigrant Latinas, ages 18–40 years, were recruited to participate in two focus group interviews. Data collection and analysis were driven by Spradley’s Developmental Research Sequence (DRS) Results Two domain terms were identified: “Life is too fast here” and “The woman is the center of the family”. Six included terms and five cultural themes were specified. Discussion/Conclusions A combination of marianismo beliefs, acculturation stress, loss of social support and conflicts between collectivist and individualist values combine to adversely influence physical activity behaviors of immigrant Latinas. Implications for Practice Physical activity interventions for Hispanic women should capitalize on the strengths of the marianista, address factors leading to acculturation stress among women and their families and the establishment of bridges of social support among new groups of immigrants. PMID:22294337

  10. Regionalismo na América Latina e a contribuição da Cepal

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    Dissertação (mestraddo) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Jurídicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito, Florianópolis, 2011. Esta dissertação tem por objetivo analisar as estratégias de integração regional na América Latina, enfocando o papel da Comissão Econômica da América Latina e Caribe (CEPAL) nas duas ondas do regionalismo da América Latina. Formulando o arcabouço teórico, o organismo fomentou diversos processos de integração regional a partir da análi...

  11. Alcohol use Exacerbates Acculturative Stress Among Recently Immigrated, Young Adult Latinas.

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    Ertl, Melissa M; Dillon, Frank R; Martin, Jessica L; Babino, Rosa; De La Rosa, Mario

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    Associations between theorized sociocultural factors and acculturative stress were examined among Latina immigrants (aged 18-23 years) during their initial months in the US. Participants' quantity of alcohol use was hypothesized to be linked with more acculturative stress. Using respondent-driven sampling, 530 Latinas who recently immigrated to Miami-Dade County, Florida, were recruited from community activities, Latino health fairs, advertisements at community agencies, and online postings. A path analysis revealed associations between acculturative stress and more time in the US and greater commitment to ethnic identity. Marianismo gender role beliefs differentially related with acculturative stress. Quantity of alcohol use moderated the positive association between time in US and acculturative stress, such that women in the US for less time who drank more alcohol experienced higher levels of acculturative stress than their peers. Findings suggest quantity of alcohol use may exacerbate acculturative stress during some Latina young adult immigrants' initial months in the US.

  12. Associations between Cultural Stressors, Cultural Values, and Latina/o College Students' Mental Health.

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    Corona, Rosalie; Rodríguez, Vivian M; McDonald, Shelby E; Velazquez, Efren; Rodríguez, Adriana; Fuentes, Vanessa E

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    Latina/o college students experience cultural stressors that negatively impact their mental health, which places them at risk for academic problems. We explored whether cultural values buffer the negative effect of cultural stressors on mental health symptoms in a sample of 198 Latina/o college students (70 % female; 43 % first generation college students). Bivariate results revealed significant positive associations between cultural stressors (i.e., acculturative stress, discrimination) and mental health symptoms (i.e., anxiety, depressive, psychological stress), and negative associations between cultural values of familismo, respeto, and religiosity and mental health symptoms. Several cultural values moderated the influence of cultural stressors on mental health symptoms. The findings highlight the importance of helping Latina/o college students remain connected to their families and cultural values as a way of promoting their mental health.

  13. Pregaming among Latina/o emerging adults: Do acculturation and gender matter?

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    Perrotte, Jessica K; Zamboanga, Byron L; Lui, P Priscilla; Piña-Watson, Brandy

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    Among ethnic minority groups, Latina/o emerging adults are most likely to engage in pregaming, a risky drinking practice. This study examined how U.S. acculturation and enculturation are associated with pregaming and the extent to which gender moderates this relation in a sample of 312 Latina/o emerging adults (18 - 25 years of age). Results indicated that men consumed more alcohol when pregaming than women, but there were no gender differences in pregaming frequency. Results also showed that lower levels of U.S. acculturation were associated with greater alcohol consumption while pregaming for men, but not women. Gender did not moderate the association between acculturation and pregaming frequency. This study highlights the need to account for gender when examining sociocultural determinants of high risk drinking behaviors such as pregaming among Latina/o emerging adults.

  14. Beyond the discourse of reproductive choice: narratives of pregnancy resolution among Latina/o teenage parents.

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    Mann, Emily S; Cardona, Vanessa; Gómez, Cynthia A

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    Despite the fact that the US teenage birth rate has declined dramatically in recent years, teen births among Latinas are higher than any other racial/ethnic group. Most studies focus on the causes and consequences of early motherhood among Latina teenagers, neglecting other important dimensions of the issue. This study examines how Latina/o teenage parents living in California narrate their experiences with unintended pregnancy resolution. Qualitative analysis reveals three central themes. First, participants expressed shock upon learning they or their partner was pregnant, followed by acceptance about their impending parenthood. Second, participants' views of abortion and adoption largely foreclosed these options as pathways by which to resolve their unintended pregnancies. Third, participants recounted numerous stories of the messages they received from parents, other family members and male partners that were frequently directive regarding how to resolve their pregnancies. These findings have implications for young people's reproductive health and rights, and for reproductive justice more broadly.

  15. América Latina: petróleo y conflicto

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    Luis Humberto Hernández

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    Full Text Available En el actual escenario conflictivo mundial energético presentamos la siguiente reflexión sobre la situación petrolera de América Latina a partir de su discurrir pasado y la situación actual. Se ubica inicialmente una breve historia regional del petróleo en el mundo a partir de los hechos fundamentales que le dan razón a cada una de las ocho regiones petroleras existentes, concentrando la reseña en América Latina, acompañada de un balance del estado económico y político actual del petróleo en América Latina.

  16. The Plight of Transnational Latina Mothers: Mothering from a Distance

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    Rosa Maria Sternberg

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Economic globalization, trade agreements, and revolutionary changes in transportation and communication have fueled a steady increase in international migration. Foreign-born Latinas, driven by a strong desire to escape poverty and to improve life for their children, face difficult decisions as transnational mothers. These women emigrate from their countries of origin, leaving their children behind with relatives. After overcoming the hardships and dangers involved in a clandestine crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border, they continue to suffer the pain of separation from their children and to hope for eventual family reunification. This study focuses on the experiences of eight Latina transnational mothers and calls for reflection and solidarity by nurses and other health care professionals in order to influence the dynamics of social, economic, and political actions to relieve social suffering.La mondialisation, les accords commerciaux et les évolutions révolutionnaires que connaissent les secteurs des transports et des communications ont favorisé l'augmentation régulière de l’immigration internationale. Motivées par la volonté d’échapper à la pauvreté et d’offrir une vie meilleure à leurs enfants, les mères latino-américaines sont confrontées à des décisions difficiles en tant que mères transnationales. Ces femmes émigrent de leur pays d’origine, laissant leurs enfants à leur famille. Après avoir surmonté les épreuves et les dangers inhérents au passage clandestin de la frontière américano-mexicaine, elles continuent à souffrir du fait de la séparation d’avec leurs enfants et vivent dans l’espoir de se retrouver à nouveau en famille. Cette étude s’intéresse à l’expérience de huit mères latino-américaines vivant aux Etats-Unis et appelle les infirmières et autres professionnels de la santé à réfléchir et à faire preuve de solidarité afin d’influencer une dynamique d’actions sociales,

  17. COMERCIO ELECTRÓNICO EN AMÉRICA LATINA. PERSPECTIVAS

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    Internet constituye una plataforma adecuada para la comunicación de información con alcance global. Las condiciones de la economía actual exigen la internacionalización de la economía de un país, a través, fundamentalmente, de las exportaciones / importaciones de sus empresas. Por su parte, el uso de la red de redes en el desarrollo empresarial ha estado caracterizado por el éxito rotundo de ideas creadoras y también por la bancarrota, de la noche a la mañana, de negocios aparentemente muy prósperos. Si bien el movimiento financiero a través de la red no es para nada despreciable, su dinámica es actualmente muy inestable. Las perspectivas del comercio electrónico para América Latina se ven muchas veces disipadas por la falta de infraestructura tecnológica, pero fundamentalmente por las dificultades para lograr la competitividad frente a las grandes empresas ya establecidas. Las posibilidades reales del fortalecimiento empresarial electrónico en Latinoamérica, para soportar los embates empresariales de una economía globalizada, radican en la gestión ágil y efectiva de las empresas, sus recursos, y su mercado, en una palabra, que logren adaptarse a la era de la información. Para lograrlo, al menos en una primera etapa será decisiva la unión de esfuerzos y recursos y el apoyo gubernamental.

  18. Crimen sin castigo. Impunidad en América Latina

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El hecho de que la situación política de los países se dirija hacia la consolidación democrática no implica necesariamente que cesen las violaciones a los derechos humanos, situación que sí puede ser superada cuando los índices de impunidad se reduzcan al mímino a través del fortalecimiento de un sistema internacional de justicia. El panorama de derechos humanos en América Latina es crítico especialmente en Colombia, Brasil, Perú, México, Chile y Cuba. La implementación de estrategias como investigaciones exhaustivas e independientes, sanción a las violaciones de los derechos humanos, apoyo a los defensores de derechos humanos y respeto de los Estados a determinadas responsabilidades fundamentales es prioritario para la superación de la impunidad.ABSTRACT: The fact that the political situation in Latin American countries is moving towards democratic consolidation, does not imply the end of human rights violations. The impunity indexes should be minímized through the strengthening of an international system of justice. The human rights situation in Latin America is critical, especially in Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Chile and Cuba. To address impunity, the priority is the implementation of strategies such as exhaustive and unconstrained investigations, sanctions to human rights violations, support to the defendants of human rights and state respect to specific fundamental responsibilities.

  19. La violencia en América Latina

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se efectúa una revisión general de la violencia a nivel latinoamericano. Se utiliza la clasificación de la violencia señalada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Se muestra los índices de violencia en América Latina, en especial de la violencia política, la ocasionada a niños y adolescentes, la violencia ejercida a las mujeres, adultos y adultos mayores, en los que se aprecia tasas altas de los diferentes tipos, con un análisis particular en cada uno de los países. Se describe los esfuerzos que se están efectuando en la región para disminuir la incidencia de la violencia. Se comenta los resultados del informe final de la Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación del Perú, en especial sobre el Plan Integral de Reparaciones para aliviar las consecuencias de la violencia sobres las víctimas de ella. Se hace énfasis en las Reparaciones en Salud y en Educación. En relación a la última, se hace conocer la creación del Programa Permanente de Capacitación para la Atención Integral de las Víctimas de la Violencia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, que propicia la formación de recursos humanos tanto en el pre como en el posgrado para conseguir la completa recuperación de las víctimas de violencia, así como para promover la salud, contribuir a la construcción de comunidades saludables y a la consecución de una cultura de paz.

  20. La integración de los microdatos censales de América Latina: el proyecto IPUMS-América Latina

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    Robert McCaa

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    Full Text Available Gracias al pionero esfuerzo del doctor Gustavo Cabrera y de otros grandes próceres de la demografía, en América Latina sobrevive un vasto archivo de microdatos censales; sin embargo la mayor parte de ellos se mantiene inaccesible a los investigadores.En la trayectoria académica y científica del profesor Cabrera ha sido constante su preocupación por las fuentes de información. Hoy el proyecto Integrated Public Use ofMicrodata Series para América Latina (IPUMS-AL acomete con ímpetu la difícil tareade integrar los microdatos censales de esta región, haciendo uso intensivo y extensivo delas nuevas tecnologías pero, sobre todo, contagiándose del empeño que instituciones yeminentes demógrafos latinoamericanos han dedicado a mejorar la calidad y a preser-var estos datos, que constituyen sin lugar a dudas los tesoros estadísticos de AméricaLatina. El proyecto IPUMS-América Latina cuenta con el soporte económico necesario para integrar esos microdatos en una única base de datos armonizada que estaría destinadaa la investigación académica y a la que se podría acceder desde Internet. Los microdatos censales de 1960, 1970, 1990 y 2000 de México ya han sido integrados (www.ipums.org/international como resultado del trabajo colectivo desarrollado en el INEGI, socio fundador del proyecto, de destacados demógrafos mexicanos, y del Population Center de la Universidad de Minnesota.

  1. Healthcare Use and Mammography Among Latinas With and Without Health Insurance Near the US-Mexico Border.

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    Lapeyrouse, Lisa M; Miranda, Patricia Y; Morera, Osvaldo F; Heyman, Josiah McC; Balcazar, Hector G

    2017-04-01

    Among Latinas, lacking health insurance and having lower levels of acculturation are associated with disparities in mammography screening. We seek to investigate whether differences in lifetime mammography exist between Latina border residents by health insurance status and health care site (i.e., U.S. only or a combination of U.S. and Mexican health care). Using data from the 2009 to 2010 Ecological Household Study on Latino Border Residents, mammography screening was examined among (n = 304) Latinas >40 years old. While more acculturated women were significantly (p mammography screening.

  2. Condoms, Culture, and Conviction: The Effect of Acculturation and Religiosity on Latina Condom Use during First Sex with New Partners.

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    Smith, Scott James

    2017-04-03

    Latinas in the United States are less likely than their non-Hispanic peers to use condoms. Previous research has identified acculturation and religiosity as two key determinants of Latina condom use, but results are inconsistent, impairing the translation of findings to practice. The current study examines these constructs together and addresses methodological concerns noted in the literature. Structural equation modeling performed on a nationally representative sample of Latinas indicated that intrinsic religiosity increased condom use whereas acculturation decreased condom use. Extrinsic religiosity indirectly increased condom use via intrinsic religiosity. Implications for practice and policy are discussed.

  3. Hacia una Nueva Estrategia en las Relaciones Unión Europea – América Latina

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    Diez años después del lanzamiento de la estrategia de la UE para América Latina de 1995, las relaciones entre ambas regiones están estancadas y requieren cambios para adaptarla a la nueva situación que viven ambas regiones tras el 11-S. América Latina parece perder peso como socio de una UE que afronta las exigencias de la ampliación y la política de vecindad, la crisis institucional, y las dificultades para mantener el “modelo social” europeo. América Latina atraviesa un periodo de cambios p...

  4. Practitioners' Perspectives on Cultural Sensitivity in Latina/o Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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    Wilkinson-Lee, Ada M.; Russell, Stephen T.; Lee, Faye C. H.

    2006-01-01

    This study examined practitioners' understandings of cultural sensitivity in the context of pregnancy prevention programs for Latina teens. Fifty-eight practitioners from teen pregnancy prevention programs in California were interviewed in a guided conversation format. Three themes emerged in our analysis. First, practitioners' definitions of…

  5. Dispelling Seven Myths Concerning Latina/o Students: A Call to Action for School Counselors

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    Cavazos, Javier, Jr.; Cavazos, Alyssa G.; Hinojosa, Maria G.; Silva, Marcos

    2009-01-01

    Research has illustrated that school counselors "do not" provide Latina/o students with sufficient information about higher education (Immerwahr, 2003; Zalaquett, 2005), high expectations (Martinez, 2003), and individual counseling and guidance (Vela Gude et al., in press). Because school counselors are supposed to play an important role in…

  6. Misspoken in Arizona: Latina/o Students Document the Articulations of Racism

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    Cammarota, Julio

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on racism expressed by school personnel (administrators and teachers) and experienced by Latina/o students at a high school located in Tucson, Arizona. Students in a specialized social science research program, called the Social Justice Education Project (SJEP), documented personal encounters with racist articulations at their…

  7. Mark Terencij Varo: O podobnosti in nepodobnosti (De lingua latina X (translation

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    Full Text Available Varonovo delo De lingua Latina, iz katerega je prevedena deseta knjiga, v kateri Varon govori o podobnosti in nepodobnosti, je bilo zasnovano med leti 47 in 45, napisano pa po Ciceronovem prigovarjanju verjetno v enem zamahu v letih do Ciceronove smrti leta 43 pr. Kr.

  8. A Community-Engaged Research Approach to Improve Mental Health Among Latina Immigrants: ALMA Photovoice.

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    Perez, Georgina; Della Valle, Pamela; Paraghamian, Sarah; Page, Rachel; Ochoa, Janet; Palomo, Fabiana; Suarez, Emilia; Thrasher, Angela; Tran, Anh N; Corbie-Smith, Giselle

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    Recent Latina immigrants are at increased risk of poor mental health due to stressors associated with adapting to life in the United States. Existing social and health care policies often do not adequately address the mental health concerns of new Latino populations. Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma, a community-partnered research project, seeks to improve immigrant Latinas' mental health outcomes. Using Photovoice methodology, promotoras (lay health advisors) reflected on community factors affecting mental health through photography and guided discussion. Discussions were audio-recorded, transcribed, and coded using content analysis to identify salient themes. Promotoras reviewed codes to develop themes that they presented in community forums to reach local policy makers and to increase community awareness. These forums included an exhibit of the promotoras' photographs and discussion of action steps to address community concerns. Themes included transitioning to life in the United States, parenting, education, and combating racism. Nearly 150 stakeholders attended the community forums and proposed responses to promotoras' photographic themes. Our findings suggest that Photovoice provides an opportunity for Latinas and the larger community to identify issues that they find most important and to explore avenues for action and change by creating sustainable partnerships between the community and forum attendees. © 2015 Society for Public Health Education.

  9. Latinas and African American Women at Work: Race, Gender, and Economic Inequality.

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    The 13 chapters of this book, written by various sociologists, document how race and gender intersect to put African American and Latina women at a disadvantage in the workplace. The articles encompass 30 years of change for women at all levels of the workforce, from those who spend time on the welfare rolls to middle class professionals, and look…

  10. Acculturation, Familism and Mother-Daughter Relations among Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Adolescent Latinas

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    Zayas, Luis H.; Bright, Charlotte L.; Alvarez-Sanchez, Thyria; Cabassa, Leopoldo J.

    2009-01-01

    We examined the role of acculturation, familism and Latina mother-daughter relations in suicide attempts by comparing 65 adolescents with recent suicide attempts and their mothers to 75 teens without any attempts and their mothers. Attempters and non-attempters were similar in acculturation and familistic attitudes but attempters report…

  11. Predictors of Resilience and Thriving among Latina/o Undergraduate Students

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    Morgan Consoli, Melissa L.; Delucio, Kevin; Noriega, Erika; Llamas, Jasmín

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    Previous studies of Latina/o well-being indicate that supportive family members, religion or spirituality, and cultural values (e.g., "familismo") aid in coping with adversities. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of several factors (spirituality, hope, social support, and cultural values) in predicting resilience…

  12. La nueva Doctrina Bush y la seguridad en América Latina

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    Günther Maihold

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo reflexiona en torno a los cambios producidos en las políticas internacionales y estatales de seguridad nacional de los Estados Unidos de América, y analiza esta circunstancia con la situación de la seguridad en los países de América Latina.

  13. Randomized Controlled Trial of a Preventive Intervention for Perinatal Depression in High-Risk Latinas

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    Le, Huynh-Nhu; Perry, Deborah F.; Stuart, Elizabeth A.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) intervention to prevent perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas. Method: A sample of 217 participants, predominantly low-income Central American immigrants who met demographic and depression risk criteria, were randomized into usual…

  14. Positive Psychology and Familial Factors as Predictors of Latina/o Students' Hope and College Performance

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    Cavazos Vela, Javier; Lerma, Eunice; Lenz, A. Stephen; Hinojosa, Karina; Hernandez-Duque, Omar; Gonzalez, Stacey L.

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    We investigated the contributions of positive psychology and familial factors as predictors of hope and academic performance among 166 Latina/o college students enrolled at a Hispanic Serving Institution of Higher Education. The results indicated that presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, daily spiritual experiences, and…

  15. Toward Reducing Risk for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Latina College Women

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    Franko, Debra L.; Jenkins, Amy; Rodgers, Rachel F.

    2012-01-01

    The efficacy of 2 computer-based programs was tested with Latina college women (N = 64). Compared with participants in the control group, intervention participants improved their motivation to eat fruits and vegetables (F&V; p = 0.042) and to participate in physical activity (p = 0.023) and significantly increased their F&V intake (pre- to…

  16. Familism, Parent-Adolescent Conflict, Self-Esteem, Internalizing Behaviors and Suicide Attempts among Adolescent Latinas

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    Kuhlberg, Jill A.; Pena, Juan B.; Zayas, Luis H.

    2010-01-01

    Adolescent Latinas continue to report higher levels of suicide attempts than their African-American and White peers. The phenomenon is still not understood and is theorized to be the result of the confluence of many cultural, familial, and individual level factors. In Latino cultures, belief in the importance of the family, the value known as…

  17. Balancing Dreams and Realities: The College Choice Process for High-Achieving Latinas

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    Hernández, Ebelia

    2015-01-01

    This study's narratives of 17 high-achieving Latinas revealed how their college choice was a constant balancing of individual and family expectations, being "close, but far enough away," and "getting your money's worth." With the use of critical race theory, further analysis revealed the influence of "familismo" on…

  18. Communication Experiences of Latina and Latino Immigrant Custodial Workers within a University Setting

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    Alvarez, Wilfredo

    2011-01-01

    The organizational communication subdiscipline has made great strides in theory and research in recent years, but little is known about the workplace communication experiences of Latinas and Latinos in the United States. Even less is known about these sociocultural group members' experiences when they work in lower status, blue-collar roles in…

  19. Advocating for Language Rights: Critical Latina Bilingual Teachers Creating Bilingual Space in Arizona

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    Ramírez, Pablo Cortés; Vickery, Amanda E.; Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ross, Lydia

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative research study documented the way in which two Latina bilingual teachers advocated for the language rights of emergent bilinguals who attended and resided in two particular school districts in Arizona. Drawing from qualitative and ethnographic approaches, we collected data from teacher interviews, classroom/school observations,…

  20. Documentation Status as a Contextual Determinant of HIV Risk Among Young Transgender Latinas.

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    Palazzolo, Sarah L; Yamanis, Thespina J; De Jesus, Maria; Maguire-Marshall, Molly; Barker, Suyanna L

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    The purpose of this study was to explore the contextual factors that determine or mitigate vulnerability to HIV among Latina transgender women. Documentation status (legal authorization to live in the United States) has been cited by other studies as a barrier to recruitment or engagement in HIV-related care among immigrant Latinos, but not explored as a determinant of HIV risk for transgender immigrant Latinas. We collaborated with a community-based organization to explore these contextual, including social and structural, factors. In-depth interviews in Spanish captured life histories of eight 18- to 29-year-old transgender Latinas, who collectively self-identify as chicas trans. Codes were assigned deductively from the interview guide, and emerging themes were identified throughout data collection. Most participants migrated to the United States from Central America after experiencing discrimination and violence in their countries of origin. Participants emphasized documentation status as a critical factor in three areas related to social and structural determinants of HIV risk: gender identity expression, access to services, and relationship power dynamics. Chicas trans who gained legal asylum reported greater control over sexual relationships, improved access to services, and less risky employment. Documentation status emerged as a key HIV risk factor for this population. For undocumented transgender Latinas, legal asylum appears to be a promising HIV-related protective factor. Further research could assess whether legal assistance combined with wraparound support services affects HIV prevention for this population.

  1. Género, propiedad y empoderamiento: Tierra, Estado y mercado en América Latina.

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    Deere, Carmen Diana; León, Magdalena

    2000-01-01

    Este texto es el resultado de un estudio sobre la condición femenina en América Latina, tendiente a resaltar cómo la igualdad legal que ha alcanzado la mujer en los años recientes poco o nada se refleja en su relación con el desarrollo económico y social.

  2. Challenging Colorblindness in Arizona: Latina/o Students' Counter-Narratives of Race and Racism

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    Cammarota, Julio

    2014-01-01

    This essay reviews Latina/o students' counter-narratives challenging colorblindness. The author highlights the experiences of students from Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies program. By examining student counter-narratives, the author also identifies race-related terms that are more suitable for dialogue among and with…

  3. Neighborhood Context, SES, and Parenting: Including a Focus on Acculturation among Latina Mothers

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    Ceballo, Rosario; Hurd, Noelle

    2008-01-01

    This study examines the influence of contextual factors on parenting strategies among a sample of 104 Latina, European American, and African American mother-child pairs. The parenting constructs under investigation were selected as part of a collaborative research project among members of the parenting subgroup of the Study Group on Race, Culture,…

  4. Colorism in the Classroom: How Skin Tone Stratifies African American and Latina/o Students

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    Hunter, Margaret

    2016-01-01

    Although racial inequality is frequently studied in education, skin tone stratification has received less attention from educational researchers. Inequality by skin tone, also known as "colorism", contributes to larger patterns of racial inequality for African Americans and Latina/os. Discrimination by skin tone affects many dimensions…

  5. "Con todo mi corazón": Mentoring Latinas in Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs

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    Rodríguez, Mariela A.

    2016-01-01

    Personal narrative essays were used to analyze the experiences of four Latina doctoral students who completed their first year in an educational leadership doctoral program in a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the southwestern U.S. Four themes emerged from their "testimonios" 1) "Con todo el corazón"; 2) "Somos como…

  6. The Achievement Gap among Newcomer Immigrant Adolescents: Life Stressors Hinder Latina/o Academic Success

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    Patel, Sita G.; Barrera, Alinne Z.; Strambler, Michael J.; Muñoz, Ricardo F.; Macciomei, Erynn

    2016-01-01

    This study compares life stressors and school outcomes among newcomer immigrant adolescents from Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Participants attended a predominantly low-income, urban international public high school in the northeast. The Latina/o students were exposed to more life stressors and had lower attendance and achievement than…

  7. Latina Faculty in the Labyrinth: Constructing and Contesting Legitimacy in Hispanic Serving Institutions

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    Gonzales, Leslie D.; Murakami, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie

    2013-01-01

    This article focuses on the presence and experiences of Latina academics in the U.S., especially those who serve in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Following the theme of this special issue related to Women of Color Faculty's "Testimonios" and "Laberintos," the authors add to the notion of academia as a labyrinth…

  8. A Career Decision-Making Profile of Latina/o Incoming College Students

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    Risco, Cristina M.; Duffy, Ryan D.

    2011-01-01

    The current study explored the work values, career decidedness, and career choice comfort of 236 Latina/o incoming college students. Of a possible 13 work values, students placed more importance on work enjoyment, genuine interest in the field, and job security and less importance on family expectations, having free time, and working without close…

  9. U.S.-Based Latina/o College Students' Attitudes toward Online Counseling

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    Ballesteros, Jorge L.; Hilliard, Robert C.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine the attitudes of Latina/o college students in the U.S. toward online counseling, with particular attention to the role of gender, self-stigma, perceptions of stigma by others, and acculturation within a sample of 231 college students. This cross-sectional survey used the "Perceived Stigmatization by…

  10. Mathematics-Related Anxiety and Attitudes: Examining the Impact among Latina Preservice Teachers

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    Gautreau, Cynthia; Brye, Michelle VanderVeldt; Lunceford, Christina

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate mathematics-related anxiety and attitudes among Latina preservice teachers. Three sections from the Inventory of Mathematics Attitudes, Experience, and Self Awareness were administered to preservice teachers enrolled in a curriculum and instruction mathematics course during the 1st semester of a…

  11. Predictors of Parenting among Economically Disadvantaged Latina Mothers: Mediating and Moderating Factors

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    Prelow, Hazel M.; Weaver, Scott R.; Bowman, Marvella A.; Swenson, Rebecca R.

    2010-01-01

    Structural equation modeling was used to examine the role of ecological risk factors, maternal psychological distress, and social network support on the parenting behaviors of 535 economically disadvantaged Latina mothers, who were surveyed for the Welfare Children, & Families: A Three City Study. We predicted that ecological risk would…

  12. Public Discourse versus Public Policy: Latinas/os, Affirmative Action, and the Court of Public Opinion

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    Ledesma, María C.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to highlight the power of popular discourse in shaping public policy debates concerning educational access and opportunity for historically marginalized and minoritized students, especially for Latinas/os. I argue that proponents of race-conscious policies would do well to challenge the elimination of affirmative…

  13. Partnering for Health with Nebraska's Latina Immigrant Community Using Design Thinking Process.

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    Ramos, Athena K; Trinidad, Natalia; Correa, Antonia; Rivera, Roy

    2016-01-01

    The Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center partnered with El Centro de Las Americas, a community-based organization, and various community members to develop a 1-day Spanish-language health conference entitled El Encuentro de La Mujer Sana (Healthy Woman Summit) for immigrant Latinas in Nebraska during May 2013 as part of National Women's Health Week. Design thinking was used to create a meaningful learning experience specifically designed for monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrant Latinas in Nebraska and build a foundation for collaboration between an academic institution, community-based organizational partners, and community members. We used the design thinking methodology to generate ideas for topics and prototyped agendas with community stakeholders that would be relevant and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education. By developing community-based health education programs for Latinas with Latinas through a community-engaged co-creation process, organizations and communities build trust, enhance community capacity, and meet identified needs for education and service. Design thinking is a valuable tool that can be used to develop community health education initiatives and enhance civic participation. This method holds promise for health education and public health in becoming more relevant for traditionally marginalized or disenfranchised populations.

  14. "I Was Scared to Be the Stupid": Latinas in Residential Academies of Science and Math

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    Sayman, Donna

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the experiences of Latinas in state residential academies of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Goals of this project focused on understanding their experiences and identifying factors leading to the decision to enroll, along with issues contributing to retention. These schools represent powerful opportunities…

  15. Expansive Learning and Chicana/o and Latina/o Students' Political-Historical Knowledge

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    Pacheco, Mariana

    2009-01-01

    This article examines how Chicana/o and Latina/o youth employed their political-historical knowledge to "talk back" to the xenophobia and political contradictions that underlie the (im)migration "debate." A literacy unit that honed bilingual students' everyday translating created opportunities for students to utilize this political-historical…

  16. Latina Professor Revitalizing Historical Memory: Resistance Politics and Transformation within Teacher Education

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    Arce, Josephine

    2013-01-01

    This study focuses on how a Chicana/Latina professor contributed to the development of social consciousness with Spanish bilingual credential candidates in a Teacher Education Multiple Subject Credential Program, in California, USA. As a teacher educator, my goals were to look deeply at my teaching approach and to evaluate what the students and I…

  17. Sexual Abuse in Latina Girls: Their Functioning and a Comparison with White and African American Girls.

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    Mennen, Ferol E.

    1994-01-01

    Measures of psychological symptoms were administered to 124 sexually abused Latina, African-American, and white girls, aged 6-18. Compared to a standardization sample, subjects had higher depression and anxiety and poorer self-concept. White girls had experienced longer abuse than other subjects, but ethnic groups did not differ in symptom level…

  18. Latinas/os in Community College Developmental Education: Increasing Moments of Academic and Interpersonal Validation

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    Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Santos, Ryan E.; Alonso, LLuliana; Solorzano, Daniel G.

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…

  19. Politicas de las ONGs Europeas para America Latina: Tendencias y Perspectives Recientes

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    K. Biekart (Kees)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractIntroducción: Durante la década pasada han tenido lugar en América latina algunos cambios que han afectado gradualmente las prioridades y las políticas de ayuda de la comunidad internacional de donantes. El impacto de la globalización, la crisis de la ortodoxia neoliberal (véase la

  20. Sex Education and Cultural Values: Experiences and Attitudes of Latina Immigrant Women

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    Villar, Maria Elena; Concha, Maritza

    2012-01-01

    The paper aims to further explore the role that culture plays in the provision and assimilation of sex education among Latina immigrants in the USA. To accomplish this, researchers conducted focus groups and interviews with 30 women from Central and South America who have lived in the USA for at least five years. Participants were asked to reflect…

  1. Fighting for "Respeto": Latinas' Stories of Violence and Resistance Shaping Educational Opportunities

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    Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Harris, Donna Marie; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia

    2016-01-01

    Background/Context: The experiences of Latina youth in the United States are embedded within a larger social context influenced by gender, ethnic/racial identity, socioeconomic status, language, and sociospatial and political characteristics that can negatively impact their daily lived experiences. Given the challenges that young Latinas…

  2. "La Familia": The Important Ingredient for Latina/o College Student Engagement and Persistence

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    Matos, Jennifer M. D.

    2015-01-01

    This article utilizes Yosso's (2005) community cultural framework and the six forms of cultural capital (aspirational, familial, linguistic, navigational, resistant, social) as corrective reframes of the cultural deficit model. Although the prevailing literature on Latina/o parents and families portray this population as being unmotivated and…

  3. Latina/o Food Industry Employees' Work Experiences: Work Barriers, Facilitators, Motivators, Training Preferences, and Perceptions

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    Kanagui-Munoz, Marlen; Garriott, Patton O.; Flores, Lisa Y.; Cho, Seonghee; Groves, James

    2012-01-01

    The present study explored the work experiences, job satisfaction, and work behaviors of Latina/o restaurant workers. A total of 10 semistructured focus group (N = 75) interviews were conducted in the Midwest and Southwest. Data were analyzed using a combination of Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR; Hill et al., 2005; Hill, Thompson, &…

  4. The National Latina/o Psychological Association: Like a Phoenix Rising

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    Chavez-Korell, Shannon; Delgado-Romero, Edward A.; Illes, Roseanne

    2012-01-01

    This article addresses the re-founding of the National Hispanic Psychological Association into the National Latina/o Psychological Association. A brief history is provided, followed by current status and resources, connections to counseling psychology, and implications for the Society of Counseling Psychology and for the future of the National…

  5. Moderating Effects of Health Literacy on Change in Physical Activity Among Latinas in a Randomized Trial.

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    Dominick, Gregory M; Dunsiger, Shira I; Pekmezi, Dorothy W; Larsen, Britta; Marquez, Becky; Nodora, Jesse; Gans, Kim M; Marcus, Bess H

    2015-09-01

    Latinas report low rates of physical activity (PA) and are at risk for poor health outcomes. Language and literacy barriers impede access and utilization of PA-related resources. This study examined health literacy as a moderator on changes in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in 196 Latinas enrolled in Seamos Saludables, a randomized-controlled trial of a 6-month culturally and linguistically adapted PA print intervention Secondary analyses were conducted on demographics, acculturation and generation status, and health literacy (Newest Vital Sign). MVPA was determined by 7 day physical activity recall, assessed at baseline and 6 months. General linear models examined interaction effects between health literacy (HL), experimental condition (treatment vs. control), and generation status. Health literacy moderated change in MVPA from baseline to 6 months. The intervention effect was greater among first-generation Latinas with limited health literacy. Differences in health literacy level appear to influence MVPA outcomes. Formative research is recommended to ensure that materials are appropriate when developing print-based PA interventions, particularly among first-generation Latinas who are more likely to have limited health literacy.

  6. Understanding Latina/o Students' Meaning in Life, Spirituality, and Subjective Happiness

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    Cavazos Vela, Javier; Castro, Veronica; Cavazos, Leticia; Cavazos, Michelle; Gonzalez, Stacey Lee

    2015-01-01

    One-hundred nineteen Latina/o college students provided perceptions of presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, daily spiritual experiences, and subjective happiness. Perceptions of meaning in life and daily spiritual experiences were significant predictors of subjective happiness. A discussion regarding the importance of these…

  7. La cronología de las inscripciones funerarias latinas de Alava.

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    Full Text Available El estudio que se presenta tiene como objetivo principal clasificar cronológicamente los restos de epigrafía latina procedentes de los principales focos alaveses, en relación, sobre todo, a sus formulismos funerarios.

  8. Why Izzie Didn't Go to College: Choosing Work over College as Latina Feminism

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    Harklau, Linda

    2013-01-01

    Background/Context: Explanations for the relatively low numbers of Latinas pursuing higher education have tended to focus on socialization into traditional gender roles. However, recent scholarship has challenged this view, suggesting that gender roles--particularly among recent immigrants--are mutable and subject to constant renegotiation.…

  9. Working with Families in Bilingual Mathematics: Supporting a Leadership Space for Latina Mothers

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    LópezLeiva, Carlos A.; Torres, Zayoni

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyzes the work developed with a group of Latina mothers in a mathematics afterschool program for a period of 3 ½ years. The analysis of the productive patterns of interaction of this group of mothers with a group of bilingual participants shows that the program's participation and activity structure closely determines the quality of…

  10. The Role of Enculturation and Acculturation on Latina College Student Distress

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    Cano, Miguel Angel; Castillo, Linda G.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship of acculturation, enculturation, and White attitudinal marginalization with distress among 214 Latina college students. Results showed that 12% of the variance in perceived distress was accounted for by all predictor variables with only behavioral enculturation and White attitudinal marginalization being…

  11. Sexting and Sexuality in Romantic Relationships among Latina/o Emerging Adults

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    Castañeda, Donna Marie

    2017-01-01

    In a sample of 114 Latina/o emerging adults, ages 18 to 29, this study investigated the frequency of sexting, and gender differences in this behavior, and if sexting was related to a range of sexuality variables, including sexual satisfaction, sexual experience, sexual pleasure, and sexual permissiveness. Results show that a total of 63 (55.26%)…

  12. The Role of Academic Advising in the Experiences of Undocumented Latina College Students

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    Franchi-Alfaro, Jessica

    2017-01-01

    This study explored the role of academic advising in the experiences of undocumented Latina college students. The study is predicated on Astin's (1984) theory of student involvement, which discusses academic and social involvement as an important antecedent in the psychosocial and academic development of college students, and its influence on…

  13. Access and Opportunity for Latina/o Undocumented College Students: Familial and Institutional Support Factors

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    Perez, Patricia A.; Rodriguez, James L.

    2011-01-01

    This article focused on the educational experiences of Latina/o undocumented college students attending a public Hispanic-Serving Institution. Familial and institutional factors that promote educational opportunities are explored. A total of 15 semi-structured interviews serve as the data source for this exploratory, qualitative study. Interview…

  14. Meaning of College Choice for California Community College Latina Transfer Students

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    Espinoza, Lily E.

    2011-01-01

    The meaning of college choice for Latina community college students who transferred to baccalaureate-granting institutions was explored in this dissertation. The methodology of hermeneutic phenomenology informed the process of data collection, which used focus group interviews, individual in-depth interviews, and a researcher reflective journal. …

  15. Positive Psychology Factors as Predictors of Latina/o College Students' Psychological Grit

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    Vela, Javier Cavazos; Smith, Wayne D.; Whittenberg, James F.; Guardiola, Rebekah; Savage, Miranda

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    Latina/o college students (N = 130) provided perceptions of psychological grit, presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, hope, life satisfaction, and mindfulness. Hope and mindfulness were significant predictors of psychological grit. A discussion regarding the importance of these findings and implications for counselors are…

  16. Sal Adelante Mujer!: Support Group for Latina First-Year College Students

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    Segura-Malady, Evelyn E.

    2014-01-01

    Latinas are at a disadvantage when it comes to earning a college degree, as is evidenced by the fact that they take longer to complete their degrees than Black, Asian, and white college students and have the lowest graduation rates in comparison to these respective groups (Fry, 2004; Fry, 2012; Rodriguez, Guido-Brito, Torres, & Talbot, 2000).…

  17. "Si, Dios Quiere"...Latina Mothers' Coping Strategies to Maintain Their Positive Well-Being

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    Welch-Scalco, Rhonda Jeannean

    2009-01-01

    Parenting a child with a disability is a lifelong journey. The coping strategies utilized by parents impact the well-being of the family, especially the mothers. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the maternal well-being of Latina and Anglo mothers who have a child with severe to profound disabilities. Predictive variables, such as…

  18. Protección social en salud en América latina y el Caribe ...

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  19. Latina Spanish High School Teachers' Negotiation of Capital in New Latino Communities

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    Colomer, Soria Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Based on a qualitative study documenting how Spanish teachers bear an especially heavy burden as unofficial translators, interpreters, and school representatives, this article documents how some Latina high school Spanish teachers struggle to form social networks with Latino students in new Latino school communities. Employing social frameworks,…

  20. Critical Race Theory, Disability Microaggressions and Latina/o Student Experiences in Special Education

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    Dávila, Brianne

    2015-01-01

    This research draws upon critical race theory (CRT) to explore the experiences of Latina/o students in special education. It seeks to extend the theoretical construct of racial microaggressions and illustrate the additional layer of disability as I present data that are particular to the context of special education and the assigned label of…

  1. Utility of Acculturation in Physical Activity Research in Latina Adults: An Integrative Review of Literature

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    Benitez, Tanya J.; Dodgson, Joan E.; Coe, Kathryn; Keller, Colleen

    2016-01-01

    Latina adults in the United States have a disproportionately higher prevalence of chronic diseases related to low physical activity levels than non-Hispanic women. Literature indicates that acculturation may be a contributing factor to being physically active, but the extent of this association remains unclear. An integrative review of literature…

  2. Ciencia, Tecnología y subdesarrollo en América Latina.

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    Carmen Díaz Quintanilla

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo: Ciencia, Tecnología y subdesarrollo en América Latina tiene como objetivo valorar el subdesarrollo de la Ciencia y la tecnología en América Latina como parte componente del subdesarrollo socioeconómico, históricamente condicionado por el dominio y explotación colonial y neocolonial. En el mismo se realiza un análisis detallado de la historia del condicionamiento del subdesarrollo en América Latina, el que siempre tuvo un marcado sentido extractivo, el papel que ha jugado la ciencia y la tecnología y su comportamiento en la solución de los graves problemas económicos, políticos y sociales del área, así como los efectos del neoliberalismo en dicha región, destacándose algunos elementos que muestran el subdesarrollo científico y tecnológico, lo que nos llevó a concluir que el subdesarrollo en América Latina viene condicionado desde la misma conquista y colonización y el mismo ha sido acentuado por más de dos décadas por el modelo neoliberal aplicado, el cual ha demostrado ser un fracaso económico y un desastre social. La ciencia y la tecnología no han escapado de estos efectos.

  3. Stereotype Threat Effects on African American and Latina/o Elementary Students Tested Together

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    Wasserberg, Martin James

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: This study aimed to investigate whether a diagnostic testing condition leads to stereotype threat effects for African American and Latina/o children (N = 81) when tested together at an urban elementary school in Miami, Florida. Design/methodology/approach: To analyze the effect of stereotype threat on participants' reading test…

  4. Latinas/os in Community College Developmental Education: Increasing Moments of Academic and Interpersonal Validation

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    Acevedo-Gil, Nancy; Solorzano, Daniel G.; Santos, Ryan E.

    2014-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the experiences of Latinas/os in community college English and math developmental education courses. Critical race theory in education and the theory of validation serve as guiding frameworks. The authors find that institutional agents provide academic validation by emphasizing high expectations, focusing on social…

  5. Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate for Latina/o Undergraduates

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    Yosso, Tara J.; Smith, William A.; Ceja, Miguel; Solorzano, Daniel G.

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    In this article, Tara Yosso, William Smith, Miguel Ceja, and Daniel Solorzano expand on their previous work by employing critical race theory to explore and understand incidents of racial microaggressions as experienced by Latina/o students at three selective universities. The authors explore three types of racial microaggressions--interpersonal…

  6. Teacher's Guide to Accompany "Artes Latinae," the Encyclopaedia Britannica Latin Instructional System.

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    This guide, a supplement to the "Artes Latinae Level One Teacher's Manual," prepared for use in the School District of Philadelphia, focuses primarily on how to adapt this course, intended for individualized instruction, to group instruction. Discussion of the multisensory instructional system includes remarks concerning the use of films, study…

  7. Criterion Referenced Tests to Accompany "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. Tentative Edition.

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    Masciantonio, Rudolph

    These tests are designed to measure the achievement of each pupil at the approximate midpoint of each unit in "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. They were produced in response to the need expressed by many teachers to provide a means of more frequent evaluation of pupil progress. Tests for 13 units are provided. They supplement the unit tests…

  8. Latina/o Academics' Resilient Qualities in Their Linguistically Diverse Practices

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    Cavazos, Alyssa G.

    2016-01-01

    Emphasis placed on academic writing in English may create challenges for multilingual academics as they negotiate diverse languages. Based on personal interviews with bilingual Latina/o academics in rhetoric and composition, this study reveals that their language practices reflect diverse resilient qualities at various stages in their academic…

  9. The Impact of High-Stakes Testing on Latina/o Students' College Aspirations

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    Rodriguez, Jessica M.; Arellano, Lucy

    2016-01-01

    This study explores the influence high-stakes testing has on Latina/o student aspirations and subsequent college enrollment. It quantitatively examines the critical juncture of high school exit and college entry at a school district serving a predominately Latino population. Findings confirm a strong correlation between the math and English…

  10. Broadening conceptions of learning science: A case study of Latina students in middle school

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    Czech, Maria Antonina

    2001-07-01

    Low representation of Latinas in science research and professions, have prompted studies that document forces that promote or deter Latinas' participation. Short-term intervention studies of minority girls in secondary school sciences corroborate these findings. However, few studies examine middle school Latinas' science learning experiences that consider their ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and language. This dissertation examines the social organization of learning in a gifted science teacher's eighth grade classroom, and the experiences of four eighth grade Latinas, as they develop their identity as science learners. Multiple ethnographic tools were utilized to collect data. The analysis of the organization of learning in the classroom, through the lenses of sociocultural and feminist theories, reflects a cohesive use of multiple social practices to promote scientific literacy. High interaction characterizes this classroom, providing positive results for the participants as science learners. The exceptionally talented science teacher scripted students' ideas on chart paper, used realia and experimentation, utilized the Spanish language as resource, maximized physical space for access to learning, and built caring relationships. The four case studies portray the diversity in the social organization of learning through the experiences of four Latinas. Individually, they developed their identity as science learners in unique ways---e.g., they utilized discourse, sought out mentoring, confronted their ethnic identity, expanded the notion of learning beyond traditional norms, became language brokers, all to achieve a level of scientific literacy. The implications of this study on research of Latinas in science education are (1) increase the use of social practice and identity in analysis, (2) include diverse groups, especially Latina scholars in research, (3) examine the benefits of primary language and translation in classrooms, (4) research mixed gender

  11. Mobile Versus Fixed Facility: Latinas' Attitudes and Preferences for Obtaining a Mammogram.

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    Scheel, John R; Tillack, Allison A; Mercer, Lauren; Coronado, Gloria D; Beresford, Shirley A A; Molina, Yamile; Thompson, Beti

    2018-01-01

    Mobile mammographic services have been proposed as a way to reduce Latinas' disproportionate late-stage presentation compared with white women by increasing their access to mammography. The aims of this study were to assess why Latinas may not use mobile mammographic services and to explore their preferences after using these services. Using a mixed-methods approach, a secondary analysis was conducted of baseline survey data (n = 538) from a randomized controlled trial to improve screening mammography rates among Latinas in Washington. Descriptive statistics and bivariate regression were used to characterize mammography location preferences and to test for associations with sociodemographic indices, health care access, and perceived breast cancer risk and beliefs. On the basis of these findings, a qualitative study (n = 18) was used to explore changes in perceptions after using mobile mammographic services. More Latinas preferred obtaining a mammogram at a fixed facility (52.3% [n = 276]) compared with having no preference (46.3% [n = 249]) and preferring mobile mammographic services (1.7% [n = 9]). Concerns about privacy and comfort (15.6% [n = 84]) and about general quality (10.6% [n = 57]) were common reasons for preferring a fixed facility. Those with no history of mammography preferred a fixed facility (P mobile mammographic services after obtaining a mammogram. Although most Latinas preferred obtaining a mammogram at a fixed facility, positive experiences with mobile mammography services changed their attitudes toward them. These findings highlight the need to include community education when using mobile mammographic service to increase screening mammography rates in underserved communities. Copyright © 2017 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Quality of Life among Immigrant Latina Breast Cancer Survivors: Realities of Culture and Enhancing Cancer Care

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    Lopez-Class, Maria; Perret-Gentil, Monique; Kreling, Barbara; Caicedo, Larisa; Mandelblatt, Jeanne; Graves, Kristi D.

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    Objectives Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Latinas. This study examined social, cultural, and health care system factors that impact quality of life and survivorship experiences of Latina immigrant breast cancer survivors. Design We interviewed Latina breast cancer survivors (n=19) and, based on the interview findings, conducted two focus groups (n=9). Research staff translated transcripts from Spanish into English. Two trained raters reviewed the content and identified themes. Thematic content analysis was used to categorize and organize data. Results Participants were largely mono-lingual in Spanish, predominantly from Central and South America and most (68%) had lived in the U.S. for 10 or more years. All women were diagnosed and treated in the U.S. and were an average of 3.1 years from diagnosis. Women’s survivorship experiences appeared to be shaped by cultural beliefs and experiences as immigrants such as secrecy/shame about a breast cancer diagnosis, feelings of isolation, importance of family support (familism), challenges with developing social relationships in the U.S. (less personalismo), and, for some, their partner’s difficulty with showing emotional support (machismo). Navigating the U.S. medical system and language barriers were additional challenges in participants’ health care interactions. Conclusion Latina breast cancer survivors adhere to certain cultural values and face unique issues as immigrants, potentially influencing overall quality of life and doctor-patient communication. Efforts to improve Latina immigrant breast cancer survivors’ quality of life could include increased assessment of psychosocial functioning and referral to social support services, culturally-sensitive navigation programs and consistent use of appropriately trained interpreters. PMID:21706194

  13. Personality Disorders and Psychological Functioning Among Latina Women with Eating Disorders.

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    Minnick, Alyssa M; Cachelin, Fary M; Durvasula, Ramani S

    2017-01-01

    Little is known about personality disorders (PD) and comorbidities among Latinas with eating disorders (ED). The dysregulation and chronicity of PDs can complicate and augment the symptomatology of EDs. This set of analyses provides a preliminary examination of PD and psychopathology in a sample of Latina women with ED. Participants (N = 34) were administered the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Eating Disorders Examination, and Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III to assess personality pathology, and questionnaires (Beck Depression Inventory-II and Brief Symptom Inventory) to assess psychological functioning. Results indicated the most common clinically significant trait in the sample was depressive personality (50% of the sample had a score of 75 or higher on this trait). For Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), avoidant (41%) and depressive (65%) personalities, respectively, were the most common clinically significant traits. Anxiety disorders were the most common psychiatric diagnoses, and 52.9% of the sample reported both clinically significant PD traits and other major psychopathology. There were no significant differences between the BED and BN groups on prevalence of PD traits and psychopathology. This pilot study highlights the need for further examination of PD and psychopathology in Latinas with ED. Unlike previous research with White women, we found no differences on PD and psychopathology between BED and BN, and the most prevalent PDs among Latinas were different than White women. Personality and psychological functioning should be assessed in all patients with ED, with ongoing research focused on identifying patterns in understudied groups such as Latinas, a practice that may improve treatment for this underserved population.

  14. Quality of life among immigrant Latina breast cancer survivors: realities of culture and enhancing cancer care.

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    Lopez-Class, Maria; Perret-Gentil, Monique; Kreling, Barbara; Caicedo, Larisa; Mandelblatt, Jeanne; Graves, Kristi D

    2011-12-01

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Latinas. This study examined social, cultural, and health care system factors that impact the quality of life and survivorship experiences of Latina immigrant breast cancer survivors. We interviewed Latina breast cancer survivors (n = 19) and, based on the interview findings, conducted two focus groups (n = 9). Research staff translated transcripts from Spanish into English. Two trained raters reviewed the content and identified themes. Thematic content analysis was used to categorize and organize data. Participants were largely monolingual in Spanish, predominantly from Central and South America and most (68%) had lived in the U.S. for ten or more years. All women were diagnosed and treated in the U.S. and were an average of 3.1 years from diagnosis. Women's survivorship experiences appeared to be shaped by cultural beliefs and experiences as immigrants such as secrecy/shame about a breast cancer diagnosis, feelings of isolation, importance of family support (familism), challenges with developing social relationships in the U.S. (less personalismo), and, for some, their partner's difficulty with showing emotional support (machismo). Navigating the U.S. medical system and language barriers were additional challenges in the participants' health care interactions. Latina breast cancer survivors adhere to certain cultural values and face unique issues as immigrants, potentially influencing overall quality of life and doctor-patient communication. Efforts to improve Latina immigrant breast cancer survivors' quality of life could include increased assessment of psychosocial functioning and referral to social support services, culturally sensitive navigation programs, and consistent use of appropriately trained interpreters.

  15. Los Derechos Humanos en América Latina

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl objeto central del presente artículo de reflexión se sitúa en la promoción y protección de los Derechos Humanos en América Latina. Para su desarrollo, se parte de una aproximación conceptual a la idea de los Derechos Humanos y luego se da paso a un análisis del estado de éstos (inclusión, conquista y evolución en el territorio en el contexto iberoamericano. La finalidad es responder a la pregunta por la vigencia y legitimidad de los Derechos Humanos en el marco de los grandes conflictos que han determinado a la región a lo largo del siglo XX, con especial énfasis a partir de 1948, año en que se promulga la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y nace el Derecho Internacional Humanitario como una aspiración civilista de occidente, con proyección a la defensa de la familia humana sin discriminación de nacionalidad u origen cultural. El ensayo finaliza elevando una propuesta para la intervención civil en el respeto y protección de los Derechos Humanos, desde la condición de ciudadanía como paso fundamental a la condición civil de la persona ante el Estado. AbstractThe central object of this paper is placed on the promotion and protection of human rights in Latin America. For its development of a conceptual approach to the idea of human rights and then leads a discussion of the status of these (including, conquest and evolution in the area in the Latin American context. The purpose is to answer the question of the validity and legitimacy of human rights in the context of the major conflicts that have shaped the region over the twentieth century, with special emphasis since 1948, promulgating the Declaration universal human Rights and International Humanitarian Law is born, as a civilian aspiration of the West, with projection to the defense of the human family without distinction of nationality or cultural background. The essay ends with a proposal for bringing civil action in respect and protection

  16. Informe sobre la violencia en América Latina

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available ¿Es por la pobreza, por las enorme desigualdades en materia de ingreso o por sus evoluciones respectivas que la violencia ha alcanzado cifras record en muchos países de América Latina? ¿Es debido a la insuficiente represión, a las escasas tropas de policía, a la gran ineficiencia de la justicia o a su extrema laxitud que se desencadena la violencia? ¿Es a causa de las recientes guerras civiles, de las dictaduras que han dejado profundas huellas en el comportamiento, tanto de las fuerzas del orden como de los ciudadanos, que la violencia se mantiene en un nivel tan elevado? ¿Es porque poblaciones enteras han sido excluidas, y sus culturas y sus identidades ignoradas, que las sociedades se encuentren tan poco cohesionadas y que se desarrolle la violencia? ¿Es debido a la producción y comercialización de las drogas que la violencia es tan elevada?El propósito de este artículo es analizar los factores que inducen a tales tipos de violencia. La reducción de la violencia en el mediano y en el largo plazo requiere un cierto número de prerrequisitos para lograr una sociedad más cohesionada: disminuir sustancialmente las desigualdades socioeconómicas, promover una redistribución más equitativa, desarrollar una educación primaria y profesional de calidad, mejorar la calidad de las instituciones, particularmente y sobre todo, las de justicia y policía, e inventar políticas urbanas. Es en este contexto que se inscriben las “soluciones culturales”, por medio de políticas urbanas pero, sobre todo, y muy particularmente, en cierto número de países, el reconocimiento de los derechos y valores, ignorados durante mucho tiempo, de poblaciones completas. Esta es la dificultad y la magnitud de las tareas, sin la cual una política de represión no sabría ser eficaz.

  17. Perceived Parental Legitimacy as a Moderator of Parent-Child Communication's Effects on Latina/o Adolescent Substance Use.

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    Kam, Jennifer A; Pérez Torres, Debora

    2018-06-01

    Utilizing primary socialization theory (PST) and longitudinal survey data from 381 Latina/o sixth- through eighth-grade students, we hypothesized that four types of parent anti-substance use messages (i.e., parents' own past substance use, religious beliefs, respect for family, and peer resistance) would discourage Latina/o students' substance use, particularly when the students perceived their parents' anti-substance use messages were legitimate. The results supported moderation. For Latina/o students who thought that their parents' anti-substance use messages were legitimate, many of the anti-substance use messages were negatively related to substance use, but the associations were positive or nonsignificant for Latina/o students who thought that their parents' anti-substance use messages were not legitimate. The findings extend past work on PST and anti-substance use parent-child communication, highlighting the importance of perceived legitimacy and message content.

  18. Limited socioeconomic opportunities and Latina teen childbearing: a qualitative study of family and structural factors affecting future expectations.

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    Minnis, Alexandra M; Marchi, Kristen; Ralph, Lauren; Biggs, M Antonia; Combellick, Sarah; Arons, Abigail; Brindis, Claire D; Braveman, Paula

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    The decrease in adolescent birth rates in the United States has been slower among Latinas than among other ethnic/racial groups. Limited research has explored how socioeconomic opportunities influence childbearing among Latina adolescents. We conducted in-depth interviews with 65 pregnant foreign- and US-born Latina women (31 adolescents; 34 adults) in two California counties. We assessed perceived socioeconomic opportunities and examined how family, immigration and acculturation affected the relationships between socioeconomic opportunities and adolescent childbearing. Compared with women who delayed childbearing into adulthood, pregnant adolescents described having few resources for educational and career development and experiencing numerous socioeconomic and social barriers to achieving their goals. Socioeconomic instability and policies limiting access to education influenced childbearing for immigrant adolescents. In contrast, family disintegration tied to poverty figured prominently in US-born adolescents' childbearing. Limited socioeconomic opportunities may play a large role in persistently high pregnancy rates among Latina adolescents.

  19. Sexual Health in a Social and Cultural Context: a Qualitative Study of Young Latina Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women.

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    Santos, Christie A; Williams, Emily C; Rodriguez, Julius; Ornelas, India J

    2017-12-01

    Previous research on sexual minority and Latina women suggests that Latina lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women may be at high risk for sexually associated and transmitted infections, but research on the sexual health and practices of this population is limited. This qualitative study explored the knowledge, attitudes, and values related to sexual health among a purposive sample of Latina LBQ women living in Seattle, WA. Latina LBQ women (N = 14) were recruited to participate in in-depth interviews about their sexual health through community organizations, flyers posted on college campuses, email and social media advertisements, and participant referrals. In-person semi-structured interviews were conducted and transcribed; transcripts were coded by two independent coders and reviewed for prominent themes. Four main themes emerged: 1) Latina sexual minorities' sexual health is shaped by their social and cultural contexts, 2) they lack needed sexual health knowledge, 3) their sexual health behaviors vary depending on the relationship status and gender of their partners, and 4) they value taking responsibility for their own sexual health. Further research is needed to better understand sexual health among Latina LBQ women and to identify ways in which their values can be leveraged to promote positive sexual health outcomes.

  20. El agua en América Latina

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    Ángel Wilfrido Yánez-Yánez

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    Full Text Available El uso racional del agua en la actualidad constituye en uno de los mayores retos de la humanidad. En este sentido, el agua en América Latina llega a ser uno de los recursos esenciales para toda forma de vida. Según cálculos del Programa Ambiental de Naciones Unidas, la región cuenta con el 65% de agua dulce del mundo. Sin embargo, la relación entre la oferta y demanda de agua da lugar a situaciones muy complejas y distintas, dependiendo de cada país. La frecuente escasez del agua en la Región Andina, ocasionada por el cambio climático, las sequías prolongadas y, el aumento constante de la población humana, ocasionan, conflictos entre regiones, por el control y uso del agua. Por otra parte el 97.5 % del agua existente en el planeta es salada, mientras que un 2.5 % del recurso hídrico es apto para el consumo de los seres humanos y para el desarrollo de las actividades agropecuarias, sugiriendo el mejor aprovechamiento, para reducir los conflictos sociales derivados de los monopolios que controlan el recurso hídrico. Este hecho tendrá repercusiones económicas y geopolíticas en todo el mundo, aunque en América se verá involucrada por el contraste manifiesto que existe entre la zona septentrional, cada vez más sedienta y esquilmada de sus recursos hídricos, y el área meridional, donde el agua es abundante y todavía no ha sido debidamente aprovechada. En cualquier caso, se puede hablar con absoluta propiedad de la existencia de una disputa del agua entre el centro y la periferia, entre grupos antagónicos con intereses contrapuestos donde una vez más se generan desequilibrios y exclusiones socioeconómicas, culturales, políticas y ambientales. Se establece de hecho una pugna entre quienes piensan que el agua debe ser considerada un bien comercial y quienes sostienen que se trata de un bien social relacionado con el derecho a la vida. Ante ésta realidad se hace indispensable seguir trabajando en la conservación de los p

  1. Optimization study and preliminary design for Latina NPP early core retrieval and reactor dismantling

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    Macci, E.; Zirpolo, S.; Imparato, A.; Cacace, A.; Parry, D.; Walkden, P.

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    In June 2000, an agreement was established between Sogin and BNFL to enable the two companies to co-operate, using their specific experiences in the decommissioning field, for the benefit of projects in Italy, the United Kingdom and for third markets. A decommissioning strategy for the Latina NPP was initially developed in a Phase 1 Study which produced a conceptual design for the decommissioning of the reactor. This study was completed in June 2000. Since then, a second study has been completed, which has further developed the strategy and produced preliminary designs for the early dismantling of the core and reactor building at Latina. The engineering and safety data were produced in order to support Sogin in the preparation of a safety case for plant decommissioning. This safety case was submitted to the Italian Regulator, ANPA, in February 2002. (author)

  2. Empowerment in Latina Immigrant Women Recovering From Interpersonal Violence: A Concept Analysis.

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    Page, Robin L; Chilton, Jenifer; Montalvo-Liendo, Nora; Matthews, Debra; Nava, Angeles

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    Latina immigrant women are vulnerable and may experience higher levels of interpersonal or intimate partner violence (IPV) due to their immigrant status and cultural emphasis on familism. The concept of empowerment within the cultural context of Latina immigrant women experiencing IPV was analyzed using a modified version of Walker and Avant's concept analysis technique. The technique considers usage and definitions in the literature, antecedents, attributes, empirical referents, and the inclusion of a model and contrary case. This analysis encompasses a comparative approach and includes a discussion of how the definition of empowerment compares across the nursing literature. Defining attributes include reciprocal relationships, autonomy, and accountability. Antecedents comprise willingness to learn and motivation to create change. Consequences encompass self-esteem, self-efficacy, and competence for making life decisions. Empowerment has the potential to improve total well-being, having a positive and profound impact on the lives of women experiencing IPV.

  3. Por una ética del desorden en América Latina

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    Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

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    Full Text Available Se postula aquí la propuesta de una liberación de ciertas imágenes de pensamiento en Latinoamérica —fundamentalmente de la idea de déficit, desde la convicción de carecer de algo que nos impide llegar a ser— como disidencia frente a las ideas fijas que en América Latina encapsularon la reflexión filosófica en la conciencia. Los textos Hegel y yo de José Revueltas y 2666 de Roberto Bolaño operan como forma de abrir el archivo del sujeto y construir una relación afirmativa con la filosofía. El artículo concluye con una apuesta por la ética del desorden como vía hacia una subjetivación inédita de América Latina.

  4. POR UNA ÉTICA DEL DESORDEN EN AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

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    Full Text Available Se postula aquí la propuesta de una liberación de ciertas imágenes de pensamiento en Latinoamérica -fundamentalmente de la idea de déficit, desde la convicción de carecer de algo que nos impide llegar a ser¿ como disidencia frente a las ideas fijas que en América Latina encapsularon la reflexión filosófica en la conciencia. Los textos Hegel y yo de José Revueltas y 2666 de Roberto Bolaño operan como forma de abrir el archivo del sujeto y construir una relación afirmativa con la filosofía. El artículo concluye con una apuesta por la ética del desorden como vía hacia una subjetivación inédita de América Latina.

  5. Mujer y medio ambiente en América Latina y el Caribe

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    Silva Ch., Paola; Alvarez, Susana; Cambría, Celeste; Sala, Mariella; de Ochoa, Regina; Corral, Thais; Olivera, Maria del Carmen; González, Nhelsyr; Solís, Vivienne; Rossato, Verónica; Pérez, Magdalena

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    1. Mujer y medio ambiente en América Latina y el Caribe: los desafíos hacia el año 2.000. 2. Políticas de población vigentes en los países de América Latina y el Caribe. La mujer como protagonista del desarrollo sustentable. Política de población en Perú: la relación mujer y medio ambiente. Población, mujer y medio ambiente en Honduras. Medio ambiente y población: una visión crítica. 3. La mujer en el manejo de los recursos naturales y tecnologías apropiadas. Participación de la mujer campe...

  6. Living in Limbo: Latinas' Assessment of Lower Rio Grande Valley Colonias Communities.

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    Hilfinger Messias, DeAnne K; Sharpe, Patricia A; Del Castillo-González, Lourdes; Treviño, Laura; Parra-Medina, Deborah

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    Community asset mapping (CAM) is the collective process of identifying local assets and strategizing processes to address public health issues and concerns and improve quality of life. Prior to implementing a community-based physical activity intervention with Latinas in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley, promotoras [community health workers] conducted 16 interactive sessions in 8 colonias. The analysis of the transcribed CAM recordings and on-site observational data resulted in the construction of Living in Limbo as the thematic representation of these Latinas' social isolation and marginalization associated with pervasive poverty, undocumented immigration status or lack of citizenship, their fears emanating from threats to physical and emotional safety, and the barriers created by lack of availability and access to resources. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. CLASES MEDIAS Y VULNERABILIDAD A LA POBREZA. Reflexiones desde América Latina

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    Luis F. López-Calva

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    Full Text Available A partir de una definición de clase media que incluye a personas con baja probabilidad de caer en pobreza, este artículo presenta algunas tendencias para América Latina. El porcentaje de personas en clase media ha aumentado de 21.9% en 2000 a 34.3% en 2012, y desde el 2009 el tamaño de la clase media es mayor que el porcentaje de personas en pobreza. No obstante, formar parte de la clase media en América Latina sigue siendo una posición privilegiada. Los grupos en pobreza y vulnerabilidad concentran aún alrededor de dos terceras partes de la población total de la región. En este sentido, la región no se puede considerar una sociedad de clase media, al menos no por el momento.

  8. Acculturative Stress, Self-Esteem, and Eating Pathology in Latina and Asian American Female College Students.

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    Claudat, Kimberly; White, Emily K; Warren, Cortney S

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    The overarching purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among acculturative stress, self-esteem, and eating pathology in Asian American and Latina female college students. Participants (N = 638, mean age = 19.88) completed self-report measures of the variables of interest online. Bivariate correlations indicated that for women of both ethnic groups, acculturative stress was negatively correlated with self-esteem and positively correlated with eating pathology. Multigroup structural equation modeling indicated that for Asian American and Latina women, self-esteem partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stress and eating pathology. However, self-esteem did not serve as a significant moderator of this relationship for either ethnic group. Overall, data suggest that acculturative stress is associated with increased eating pathology and self-esteem may mediate this relationship. These relationships suggest that assessment of eating pathology and self-esteem may be indicated for women presenting clinically with acculturative stress concerns. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. ANALISIS COMPARADO SOBRE LA RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL EMPRESARIAL EN AMERICA LATINA Y EL ECUADOR

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio comparado concibe una serie de reflexiones generales desde la perspectiva social, pobreza para el analisis de la Responsabilidad Social, incorpornado la relacion políticas gubernamentales o estadp y empresa, que facilite la implementacion de la resposabilidad social empresarial en América Latina y el Ecuador como respuesta a la globalizacion considerándose un desafio para la sociedad internacional, los paises de America Latina se encuentra en etapa de confusion debido a que no existe un consenso en q ue consiste la repsonsabilidad social empresarial que permita una adecuada aplicacion de la misma a nivel internacional con el propósito de contribuis al desarrollo socioeconómico de la region mejorando la calidad de v ida de la sociedad.

  10. Fatalism and cancer risk knowledge among a sample of highly-acculturated Latinas

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    Ramírez, A. Susana

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    Fatalistic beliefs about cancer are associated with decreased likelihood of knowing about cancer risk factors and engaging in cancer prevention and screening behaviors. Research suggests that Latinas are especially likely to hold fatalistic beliefs. However, this research has been in less-acculturated, high-poverty convenience samples. This study examined cancer knowledge, cancer fatalism, and the association between fatalism and knowledge in a national sample of highly-acculturated, middle-income Latinas (N=715). Results indicate that cancer fatalism is pervasive, and knowledge about cancer risk factors is lacking among this population. Fatalistic beliefs are paradoxically associated with cancer knowledge. Opportunities for tailored communications to improve health behaviors and additional research to understand causes/effects of these findings is discussed in the context of a growing body of research about how to communicate health information to more-acculturated Latinos. PMID:24078314

  11. Fatalism and cancer risk knowledge among a sample of highly acculturated Latinas.

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    Ramírez, A Susana

    2014-03-01

    Fatalistic beliefs about cancer are associated with decreased likelihood of knowing about cancer risk factors and engaging in cancer prevention and screening behaviors. Research suggests that Latinas are especially likely to hold fatalistic beliefs. However, this research has been in less-acculturated, high-poverty convenience samples. This study examined cancer knowledge, cancer fatalism, and the association between fatalism and knowledge in a national sample of highly acculturated, middle-income Latinas (N = 715). Results indicate that cancer fatalism is pervasive, and knowledge about cancer risk factors is lacking among this population. Fatalistic beliefs are paradoxically associated with cancer knowledge. Opportunities for tailored communications to improve health behaviors and additional research to understand causes/effects of these findings are discussed in the context of a growing body of research about how to communicate health information to more-acculturated Latinos.

  12. Survival and Transcendence of Transnational Indigenous Latina Immigrants (ILIs in the US

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    Margarita Machado-Casas

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    Full Text Available Transnational indigenous Latino immigrants today seem to live multiple lives across multiple borders. Based on a 3-year Mix methods research study that took place in a new immigrant-receiving community in North Carolina, the manuscript describes the experiences of Indigenous Latina Immigrants (ILIs living in the United States, specifically pedagogies of survival based on fluid social identities. The indigenous women who took part in this study had to adopt fluid unknown identities both in the home for cultural survival, and also outside the home (external identities for physical and social survival, often in hostile environments. In addition, it raises questions about the ways multilingualism affects border mobility and transnationality as well as how indigenous Latina immigrants become Camaleónas guerreras (Chameleon Warriors who use “critical survival tools” as a transnational bridge to facilitate their survival in a hostile US environment, the community, and in schools.

  13. Self-Esteem, Social Support, Collectivism, and the Thin-Ideal in Latina College Undergraduates

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    Cordero, Elizabeth D.

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    Thin-ideal internalization (TII) reflects agreement that thinness equates with beauty. TII is a risk factor for body dissatisfaction and eating pathology; this phenomenon and its correlates, however, are just beginning to be studied in Latina undergraduates. This study examined the ability of self-esteem, social support, and collectivism to predict TII in Latina undergraduates. It was hypothesized that higher levels of self-esteem, social support, and collectivism would predict lower levels of TII. Cross-sectional data were analyzed using multiple regression; the model was significant, p undergraduates would be fruitful, as would how self-esteem and social support affect the relationship between TII and other variables. Implications and limitations are discussed. PMID:21147052

  14. Acculturative Stress, Psychological Distress, and Religious Coping Among Latina Young Adult Immigrants.

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    Da Silva, Nicole; Dillon, Frank R; Rose Verdejo, Toni; Sanchez, Mariana; De La Rosa, Mario

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    Religion is a source of strength in Latina/o culture during challenging life transitions, such as the immigration process. Guided by a sociological stress-process model, this study examines relations between dimensions of religious coping, acculturative stress, and psychological distress among 530 young Latina women (ages 18-23 years) who recently immigrated to the United States (i.e., approximately 12 months prior to assessment). Higher levels of acculturative stress were associated with higher levels of psychological distress. Negative religious coping (i.e., the tendency to struggle with faith) moderated the relation between acculturative stress and psychological distress. Participants experiencing higher levels of acculturative stress reported greater psychological distress when they indicated more negative religious coping. Positive religious coping (i.e., the tendency to relate to faith with comfort and certainty) was not linked with acculturative stress or psychological distress. Implications for culturally tailored counseling interventions for this underserved and understudied population are discussed.

  15. Work Conditions and Health and Well-Being of Latina Hotel Housekeepers.

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    Hsieh, Yu-Chin; Apostolopoulos, Yorghos; Sönmez, Sevil

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    Hotel housekeepers are exposed to a plethora of disproportionately high work-induced hazards that can lead to adverse health consequences. Latina hotel housekeepers are rendered particularly vulnerable to elevated occupational hazards and resultant health strains due to their socioeconomic status, immigration status, language barriers, and lack of access to healthcare services. The findings from the 27 interviews with Latina hotel housekeepers indicated that the interviewees were exposed to physical, chemical, and social hazards in the workplace and suffered musculoskeletal injuries. In terms of psychological wellness, the time pressure of cleaning rooms quickly and work-related stress stemming from workplace mistreatment emerged as major work-related stressors. Recommendations are made for the introduction of multilevel interventions designed to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses and to promote healthier workplaces.

  16. América latina y la cuestión palestina (1947-2012

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    Cecilia Baeza

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    Full Text Available El interés de América Latina por la cuestión palestina se ha hecho visible a nivel internacional sólo recientemente con la ola de reconocimientos del Estado palestino entre diciembre de 2010 y marzo de 2011. La incorporación de esta temática en las políticas exteriores de los Estados latinoamericanos no es nueva, sin embargo. Si bien América Latina nunca desempeñó un papel sustancial en la mediación internacional del conflicto en el Medio Oriente, la centralidad del tema en las Naciones Unidas y la necesidad para Israel como para los palestinos de diversificar sus alianzas internacionales, hizo que los Estados latinoamericanos fueran regularmente convocados para tomar partido. Proponemos analizar las posiciones latinoamericanas a lo largo de los sesenta y cinco últimos años (1947-2012.

  17. Resisting Negative Images and Stereotypes: One Latina Prospective Teacher’s Story

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    Full Text Available This article focuses on one Latina prospective teacher’s act of resisting negative stereotypes regarding attire imposed upon her by a white female principal. The event is embedded within a larger life history study that explores the experiences of bilingual Latino prospective teachers in the elementary education program of a large Midwestern university. The selected narrative is contextualized in relation to resistance narratives. Patricia Morales tells about her experiences in U.S. schools. It explores how Patricia’s life history is marked by experiences of discrimination, yet how her constructions of these events represent “counterstories” (Delgado, 2000; Solorzano & Yosso, 2002 through which she “talks back” (hooks, 1989 to distorted images and stereotypes. Patricia’s narratives are shown to constitute creative acts of resistance through which she negotiates a positive and affirming identity (Suarez-Orozco & Suarez-Orozco, 2001 as a Latina prospective teacher.

  18. Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Latina Women with Eating Disorders: A Case Study

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    Reyes-Rodríguez, Mae Lynn; Baucom, Donald H.; Bulik, Cynthia M.

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    Objective We describe cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa (CBT-BN) with a Latina woman that incorporates culturally relevant topics. Method A single case report of a 31-year-old monolingual Latina woman with BN describes the application of a couple-based intervention adjunctive to CBT-BN. Results The patient reported no binge and purge episodes by session 20 and remained symptom free until the end of treatment (session 26). Improvement was observed in the Eating Disorders Examination (EDE) comparing baseline (EDE=5.74) with post treatment (EDE=1.25). Conclusions The case illustrates how cultural adaptations such as including a family member, being flexible on topics and scheduling, and providing culturally relevant interventions can lead to successful completion of a course of therapy and facilitate ongoing interventions to ensure continued recovery. PMID:25598951

  19. Depressive symptoms, physical activity, and weight gain in premenopausal Latina and White women.

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    Juarbe, Teresa C; Gutiérrez, Yolanda; Gilliss, Catherine; Lee, Kathryn A

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    Describe changes and examine the association between depressive symptoms, physical activity, body mass index (BMI), and perceived health among Latina (n=81) and White (n=151) women in the first year of the late-premenopausal stage. Longitudinal study focused on the biopsychosocial health of midlife women (ages 40-50 years) with regular menstrual cycles and not taking hormones. Frequency of depressive symptoms, BMI, waist to hip ratios, and self-reported physical activity levels were obtained at 6-month intervals and perceived health at 12 months. Results are reported here for 232 women who remained premenopausal (low FSH/regular cycles) for the first 12 months. Depressive symptoms were similar for Latinas (11.1+/-9.8) and Whites (11.1+/-8.2) and increased by 2.3 points over time for all women. Latinas had higher BMI (28+/-5.7, p<0.01) than Whites (26+/-5.7). Body weight increased an average of 1.2 lbs over 12 months for both groups. Both groups reported sub-optimal levels of physical activity that did not change over time, but Latinas reported higher levels at all 3 time points. Controlling for age and ethnicity, women in service or agricultural occupations reported higher activity levels than women in other roles. Better perceived health at 12 months was predicted by lower baseline BMI (r=0.43, p<0.01) and fewer depressive symptoms (r=0.38, p<0.01). Depressive symptoms, weight gain and physical inactivity among women in the late-premenopausal stage point to the need for interventions focused on causal factors other than hormonal changes and menopause.

  20. The Cultural Voice of Immigrant Latina Women and the Meaning of Femininity

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    Ellen Greer

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    Full Text Available This phenomenological study investigates the cultural meaning of femininity to immigrant Latina women and its significance in the consideration of decisions related to maintaining breast health. Theories of culture and health promotion support the concern for women’s need for access to health care in relation to breast health and the cultural barriers that interface between the connections of femininity, body image, and mental health. For Hispanic women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer generating distress for the individual, partner, and family. The importance of best practices in health promotion and risk reduction strategies in the early screening of women is emphasized in the literature. However, the voice of immigrant Latina women in describing their perspective of femininity and breast health and how it may affect choice and decision making related to breast self-care practices has not been studied. Five themes emerged from the data analysis conducted with Giorgi’s phenomenological method leading to an unfolded description of femininity: power of feminine identity through motherhood, hardiness is sustainability to overcoming adversity, connection to self and others, satisfaction meeting cultural gender-role expectations, and contemplative prevention to maintain breast integrity. The findings of this study will contribute to the increasing body of evidence-based practice related to understanding the impact of culture related to breast health. While the concept of femininity can be challenged not only by a diagnosis of breast cancer but also by other diseases and life conditions, understanding the cultural meaning of femininity to Latina women is pivotal to health care professionals as they partner with Latina women and community support groups to develop empowerment strategies and programs that promote choice and decision making involving breast health.

  1. Posttraumatic stress disorder in Latina women: Examining the efficacy of the Moms' Empowerment Program.

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    Galano, Maria M; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew C; Stein, Sara F; Clark, Hannah M; Graham-Bermann, Sandra A

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    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem, affecting every 1 in 4 women in their lifetime. Latinas have been found to experience IPV at rates equal to or even higher than rates in the general population. The consequences of experiencing such violence can be severe, and result in increased risk for developing both physical and mental health problems, notably, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although treatments for PTSD in IPV-exposed women have been developed and evaluated, this is the first study to test the efficacy of a program tailored specifically to meet the needs of Latinas who experience IPV. This study examines the efficacy of a Spanish-language adaptation of the Moms' Empowerment Program, a 10-week group treatment program for IPV-exposed women. A total of 93 low-income, mostly immigrant Latinas were included in this community trial. All women were Spanish-speaking, and information about violence exposure and PTSD symptoms were collected immediately before and after the implementation of the intervention. Findings show that women who participated in the intervention had a significantly greater reduction in PTSD symptoms than women in the wait-list comparison group. Specific reductions by symptom domains were also analyzed. This adaptation of a program designed to reduce problems associated with experiencing IPV addressed several mental health treatment needs for Latinas, particularly the need for services in Spanish. These findings demonstrate that it is possible to tailor current treatment programs for IPV in ways that are both effective and culturally sensitive. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  2. Health Literacy Predicts Change in Physical Activity Self-efficacy Among Sedentary Latinas

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    Dominick, Gregory M.; Dunsiger, Shira I.; Pekmezi, Dorothy W.; Marcus, Bess H.

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    Health literacy (HL) is associated with preventive health behaviors. Self-efficacy is a predictor of health behavior, including physical activity (PA); however, causal pathways between HL and self-efficacy for PA are unknown, especially among Latinas who are at risk for chronic disease. To explore this potential relationship, secondary analyses were conducted on data [Shortened Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), PA self-efficacy, and socio-demographics] from a 6-month, ra...

  3. Barriers to follow-up of an abnormal Pap smear in Latina women referred for colposcopy.

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    Percac-Lima, Sanja; Aldrich, Leslie S; Gamba, Gloria B; Bearse, Adriana M; Atlas, Steven J

    2010-11-01

    Lower rates of follow-up after an abnormal Pap smear in racial and ethnic minorities may contribute to the higher incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer seen in these groups. To identify patient-perceived barriers to follow-up after an abnormal Pap smear result among Latina women. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND APPROACH: Qualitative, semi-structured, one-on-one interviews were conducted with patients from an academic hospital-affiliated urban community health center. Three groups of women were interviewed: new colposcopy clinic patients, patients who had previous colposcopies and patients enrolled in the health center's patient navigator program. Open-ended questions explored their knowledge, beliefs and experiences with colposcopy. Content analysis of transcripts was performed using established qualitative techinques. Of 40 Latina women recruited, 75% spoke only Spanish. The average age was 31.5 (range 18-55). Personal and system barriers identified were categorized into four themes: (1) anxiety/fear of procedure and diagnosis; (2) scheduling/availability of appointments interfering with work and/or child care; (3) inadequate communication about appointments, including lack of explanation regarding diagnosis, procedure and results; and (4) pain. New patients more commonly reported problems with scheduling and communication. Follow-up patients were more concerned about pain, and navigated women most often reported fear of results but had fewer concerns about inadequate communication. Anxiety/fear was the most common personal barrier, while difficulty scheduling appointments and inadequate communication were the major systems barriers identified in these Latina women. Interventions to lower these barriers to colposcopy among Latina women may increase adherence to follow-up of abnormal Pap smears.

  4. Genetic ancestry and risk of mortality among U.S. Latinas with breast cancer.

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    Fejerman, Laura; Hu, Donglei; Huntsman, Scott; John, Esther M; Stern, Mariana C; Haiman, Christopher A; Pérez-Stable, Eliseo J; Ziv, Elad

    2013-12-15

    Multiple studies have reported that Latina women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer at more advanced stages and have poorer survival than non-Latina White women. However, Latinas are a heterogeneous group with individuals having different proportions of European, Indigenous American, and African genetic ancestry. In this study, we evaluated the association between genetic ancestry and survival after breast cancer diagnosis among 899 Latina women from the San Francisco Bay area. Genetic ancestry was estimated from single-nucleotide polymorphisms from an Affymetrix 6.0 array and we used Cox proportional hazards models to evaluate the association between genetic ancestry and breast cancer-specific mortality (tests were two-sided). Women were followed for an average of 9 years during which 75 died from breast cancer. Our results showed that Individuals with higher Indigenous American ancestry had increased risk of breast cancer-specific mortality [HR: 1.57 per 25% increase in Indigenous American ancestry; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.08-2.29]. Adjustment for demographic factors, tumor characteristics, and some treatment information did not explain the observed association (HR: 1.75; 95%CI, 1.12-2.74). In an analysis in which ancestry was dichotomized, the hazard of mortality showed a two-fold increase when comparing women with less than 50% Indigenous American ancestry to women with 50% or more [HR, 1.89, 95%CI, 1.10-3.24]. This was also reflected by Kaplan-Meier survival estimates (P for log-rank test of 0.003). Overall, results suggest that genetic factors and/or unmeasured differences in treatment or access to care should be further explored to understand and reduce ethnic disparities in breast cancer outcomes. ©2013 AACR.

  5. Condicionantes dos processos de integração: Europa e América Latina.

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    Maria Isabel Mallmann

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    Full Text Available Chegando a cinqüentenário do Tratado de Roma, que instituiu a Comunidade Econômica Européia, o presente artigo busca delinear os impactos e conseqüências desse processo de integração para o continente europeu e compará-lo com a possibilidade que algo análogo se desenvolva na América Latina.

  6. Poor HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge among Utah Latinas overdue for recommended cancer screenings.

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    Fowler, Brynn; Bodson, Julia; Warner, Echo L; Dyer, Jane; Kepka, Deanna

    2016-08-01

    Individuals overdue for recommended cancer screenings may not be receiving adequate cancer prevention education. Since Latinas have the highest incidence of cervical cancer among all racial/ethnic groups, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination education is especially important for this population. The correlates of HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge were assessed among Latinas who were overdue for recommended cancer screenings. N = 206 Latinas who were overdue for recommended cancer screenings were recruited by health educators from local community groups. Bivariate analyses and multivariable regression models were used to investigate factors associated with HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge among participants as well as to assess correlates of HPV vaccine receipt for eligible children of participants. In multivariable regression analyses, years living in the U.S. (p = 0.05) and health insurance status (p = 0.03) were significantly related to HPV vaccine-related knowledge measures. Age (p cancer screening status (p = 0.03), and HPV vaccine-related knowledge measures (p HPV vaccination outcomes for eligible daughters of participants. Cervical cancer screening status (p = 0.02) and HPV vaccine-related knowledge measures (p = 0.01) were significantly associated with HPV vaccination outcomes for eligible sons of participants. Results indicate poor HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge among Latinas. Interventions to improve HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge in Utah's growing Latino population should target vulnerable individuals (e.g., not employed outside the home, less educated, less acculturated, poor, uninsured, overdue for cervical cancer screening) by using materials that are culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate, and easily accessible.

  7. Tratta internazionale e sfruttamento lavorativo della comunità punjabi in provincia di Latina

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    Marco Omizzolo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available L'articolo analizza, a partire dai sistemi di tratta internazionale a scopo di sfruttamento lavorativo e caporalato, il caso, originale quanto complesso, della comunità punjabi della provincia di Latina. Uomini e sempre più spesso anche donne costrette a vivere condizioni prossime alla riduzione in schiavitù per via di una consorteria criminale punjabi-pontina composta da trafficanti indiani, caporali, alcuni proprietari di aziende agricole pontine e liberi professionisti.

  8. América Latina en tiempos de globalización y crisis

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    Christensen, Steen Fryba; Cancino, Hugo

    2010-01-01

    continuidad y también de ruptura de los fenómenos sociales, políticos, ideológicos y económicos de América Latina. Nuestro punto de partida es la irreversibilidad de los procesos de globalización después de más de una década de debates entre globalistas y antiglobalistas. En este contexto, insertamos el...

  9. Health Care Access, Utilization, and Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Latina Women.

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    Mojica, Cynthia M; Flores, Bertha; Ketchum, Norma S; Liang, Yuanyuan

    2017-12-01

    Cancer screening reduces mortality rates for breast, cervical, and colon cancer. Yet cancer screening rates for Latina women are lower than for non-Latino Whites, and below Healthy People 2020 goals. Additionally, Latinos face many health care access barriers. This study examined health care access and utilization in relation to cancer screening among low-income Latina women recruited from a high-risk area and enrolled in a navigation-plus-education intervention. Latina women considered rarely or never screened for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer were recruited from community-based organizations and events (N = 691). We gathered self-reported survey data on insurance status, usual source of care, health care utilization, and cancer screening behavior. We conducted multivariable logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios of receipt of at least one cancer screening test. Overall, 28% of women received at least one cancer screening test. Results indicated that women without insurance (odds ratio [OR] = 2.08; confidence interval [CI] = 1.09, 3.98) and without a doctor's visit in the past year (OR = 2.02; CI = 1.28, 3.18), compared with their counterparts, had greater odds of receiving at least one screening test. Findings highlight the continued need to explore ways to support uninsured individuals' screening efforts and further investigate barriers among insured women who are not up-to-date with screenings.

  10. Survivorship education for Latina breast cancer survivors: Empowering Survivors through education.

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    Juarez, Gloria; Mayorga, Lina; Hurria, Arti; Ferrell, Betty

    2013-01-01

    Nueva Luz is an English and Spanish quality of life (QOL) intervention developed to address the educational needs of Latina breast cancer survivors and provide strategies to assist in their transition into survivorship. A qualitative approach was used to evaluate the English and Spanish educational intervention (Nueva Luz). A purposive sample of eight Latina breast cancer survivors was selected from the group who received the intervention to participate in a digitally recorded interview. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings provide evidence that the one-on-one tailored approach is a feasible and acceptable method of providing a bilingual psychosocial intervention. The provision of printed bilingual information along with the verbal instruction from a bilingual and culturally competent health care provider can be effective in helping Latina breast cancer survivor's transition successfully into survivorship, improve QOL and contribute to better patient outcomes. The study informs our understanding of the cultural context in patient education content and delivery of psychosocial interventions. The findings may also have relevance for other ethnic minority cancer survivors.

  11. Las mujeres saludables: reaching Latinas for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and screening.

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    Larkey, Linda

    2006-02-01

    Community health advisors have effectively promoted breast and cervical cancer prevention and screening among low-income Latina women. Specific elements of such programs, such as enhanced social support, may explain successes. Promotion of colorectal cancer screening has been less studied. Promotoras de Salud (i.e., Latina health advisors) implemented a 12-week program among women recruited from community-based organizations. The program educated 366 Latinas in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and screening and emphasized social support among class members. Pre- and post-intervention assessments demonstrated significant increases for fruit and vegetable consumption (3.05 to 3.60 servings/day), and physical activity (65.15 to 122.40 minutes/week). Of women previously non-compliant, 39 percent, 31 percent and 4 percent received Pap tests, mammography, and fecal occult blood test (FOBT), respectively. A culturally aligned education program using community health advisors and emphasizing social support among participants may improve prevention and selected screening behaviors, but more intensive interventions may be required for colorectal cancer screening compliance.

  12. LA CRISIS FINANCIERA INTERNACIONAL. Ocho lecciones de y para América Latina

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    Liliana Rojas-Suarez

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    Full Text Available La crisis financiera internacional del 2008-2009 puso de manifiesto las fortalezas y debilidades del paradigma prevaleciente en materia de desarrollo en América La-tina. Éste se basa en una cuenta de capitales liberada que a su vez ha mejorado de manera importante las condiciones macroeconómicas. Este artículo proporciona lecciones provenientes de la crisis, no solamente para la región, sino para otros paí-ses en desarrollo que buscan conseguir crecimiento económico en un contexto de mayor integración a los mercados internacionales de capital. Algunas de las lec-ciones no son nuevas pero han sido reforzadas con la crisis, como la necesidadde que América Latina diversifique sus exportaciones (no sólo de productos sino de socios comerciales. Otras lecciones desmitifican otros elementos, como por ejem-plo la imposibilidad de aplicar políticas contracíclicas, al menos del lado moneta-rio. Otras lecciones incluyen i el papel relativo de la banca nacional y extranjera como amortiguadores de los choques financieros externos, y ii el costo potencial de adoptar regulaciones financieras internacionales que no tomen en consideración el desarrollo de cada país. Tomadas en conjunto, las lecciones arrojan un nuevo sentido de optimismo para el crecimiento de América Latina.

  13. Madres para la Salud: design of a theory-based intervention for postpartum Latinas.

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    Keller, Colleen; Records, Kathie; Ainsworth, Barbara; Belyea, Michael; Permana, Paska; Coonrod, Dean; Vega-López, Sonia; Nagle-Williams, Allison

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    Weight gain in young women suggests that childbearing may be an important contributor to the development of obesity in women. Depressive symptoms can interfere with resumption of normal activity levels following childbirth or with the initiation of or adherence to physical activity programs essential for losing pregnancy weight. Depression symptoms may function directly to promote weight gain through a physiologic mechanism. Obesity and its related insulin resistance may contribute to depressed mood physiologically. Although physical activity has well-established beneficial effects on weight management and depression, women tend to under participate in physical activity during childbearing years. Further, the mechanisms underpinning the interplay of overweight, obesity, physical activity, depression, and inflammatory processes are not clearly explained. This report describes the theoretical rationale, design considerations, and cultural relevance for "Madres para la Salud" [Mothers for Health]. Madres para la Salud is a 12 month prospective, randomized controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a culturally specific intervention using "bouts" of physical activity to effect changes in body fat, systemic and fat tissue inflammation, and postpartum depression symptoms in sedentary postpartum Latinas. The significance and innovation of Madres para la Salud includes use of a theory-driven approach to intervention, specification and cultural relevance of a social support intervention, use of a Promotora model to incorporate cultural approaches, use of objective measures of physical activity in post partum Latinas women, and the examination of biomarkers indicative of cardiovascular risk related to physical activity behaviors in postpartum Latinas. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Qualitative Exploration of an Effective Depression Literacy Fotonovela with at Risk Latina Immigrants.

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    Hernandez, Maria Y; Organista, Kurt C

    2015-09-01

    While depression is prevalent among immigrant Latinas, mental health literacy is low. Culturally tailored health narratives can improve mental health literacy and are now increasingly featured in Spanish language fotonovelas (i.e., booklets in a comic book format with posed photographs and dialogue bubbles). The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore why a depression literacy fotonovela proved effective with Latina immigrants at risk for depression in a quantitative randomized control study. This study is the qualitative companion of the previously published quantitative piece of a mixed methods study, the latter revealing posttest improvements in depression knowledge, self-efficacy to identify the need for treatment, and decreased stigma towards mental health care (Hernandez and Organista in Am J Community Psychol 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10464-013-9587-1 ). Twenty-five immigrant Latinas participated in structured interviews, in the current qualitative study, 3 weeks after participating in the quantitative study. Results suggest depression literacy improved because participants evidenced high recall of the storyline and characters, which they also found appealing (e.g., liked peer and professional support offered to depressed main character). Further, identification with the main character was reflected in participants recalling similar circumstances impacting their mental health. Despite some improvement, stigma related to depression and its treatment remained for some women. Future research for the improvement of health literacy tools is discussed.

  15. Health literacy predicts change in physical activity self-efficacy among sedentary Latinas.

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    Dominick, Gregory M; Dunsiger, Shira I; Pekmezi, Dorothy W; Marcus, Bess H

    2013-06-01

    Health literacy (HL) is associated with preventive health behaviors. Self-efficacy is a predictor of health behavior, including physical activity (PA); however, causal pathways between HL and self-efficacy for PA are unknown, especially among Latinas who are at risk for chronic disease. To explore this potential relationship, secondary analyses were conducted on data [Shortened Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), PA self-efficacy, and socio-demographics] from a 6-month, randomized controlled trial of a print-based PA intervention (n = 89 Spanish-speaking Latinas). Linear regression models revealed associations between HL and baseline self-efficacy in addition to changes in self-efficacy at 6-months. After controlling for significant covariates, higher HL scores were associated with lower baseline PA self-efficacy. Regardless of treatment assignment, higher HL scores at baseline predicted greater changes in PA self-efficacy at 6-months. HL may contribute to Latinas' improved PA self-efficacy, though further research is warranted.

  16. "El Sexo no es Malo": Maternal Values Accompanying Contraceptive Use Advice to Young Latina Adolescent Daughters.

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    Romo, Laura F; Bravo, Magali; Cruz, Maria Elena; Rios, Rebeca M; Kouyoumdjian, Claudia

    2010-06-01

    In this study, we utilized observational methods to identify maternal values and concerns accompanying contraceptive use advice in Latina mother-daughter sexuality conversations. The sample included non-sexually active early adolescents around 12 years of age and their mostly Spanish-speaking Latina mothers. Videotaped conversations were coded for the prevalence of messages related to four sexual values (abstinence, delay sex until older, sex is "normal", sex is "improper") and concerns about pregnancy and STD transmission. We examined whether the duration of time spent conversing about these messages was associated with participant characteristics, general communication openness, and the amount of time the dyads spent discussing contraceptive use. Results indicated that Latina mothers who had fewer years of education and lower family income talked longer to their daughters about the need to delay sex, avoid risky situations that would increase their chances of getting pregnant or acquiring an STD, and engage in self-protective practices. Less perceived openness in general communication as reported by both the mothers and the daughters was associated with increased time discussing that sex is improper. Although the duration of contraceptive use messages was brief, mothers and daughters who discussed the fact that sex is normal, and who communicated more about the importance of delaying sex, talked longer about contraceptive use practices compared to mothers and daughters who engaged in minimal discussion of these sexual values.

  17. Always aware (Siempre pendiente): Latina mothers' parenting in high-risk neighborhoods.

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    Ceballo, Rosario; Kennedy, Traci M; Bregman, Allyson; Epstein-Ngo, Quyen

    2012-10-01

    Poor mothers contend with numerous economic and environmental stressors that may severely tax their resources for parenting. This study relied on qualitative interviews with 49 low-income Latina mothers to examine how parenting practices are used when facing neighborhood poverty and the threat of community violence. Several themes emerged in the interviews regarding mothers' approaches to parenting. First, Latina mothers in our sample relied on three strategies previously identified in the literature: (a) strict monitoring, (b) physical and/or social withdrawal from the neighborhood, and (c) engagement in positive, enriching activities for children. In concert with these strategies, these mothers also emphasized the importance of (d) establishing strong parent-child communication as essential to effective parenting in challenging environments. Furthermore, two overarching, culturally salient parental goals were identified: (a) fostering principles of educación in their children and (b) maintaining astute parental awareness (estar pendiente) of children's physical as well as emotional states. Our findings illuminated culturally specific meanings that accompany parenting practices for low-income Latina mothers and underscored the importance of adapting culturally sensitive interventions for parents. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

  18. Are health-care relationships important for mammography adherence in Latinas?

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    Sheppard, Vanessa B; Wang, Judy; Yi, Bin; Harrison, Toni Michelle; Feng, Shibao; Huerta, Elmer E; Mandelblatt, Jeanne S

    2008-12-01

    Latinas are the fastest growing racial ethnic group in the United States and have an incidence of breast cancer that is rising three times faster than that of non-Latino white women, yet their mammography use is lower than that of non-Latino women. We explored factors that predict satisfaction with health-care relationships and examined the effect of satisfaction with health-care relationships on mammography adherence in Latinas. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 166 Latinas who were >or=40 years old. Women were recruited from Latino-serving clinics and a Latino health radio program. Mammography adherence was based on self-reported receipt of a mammogram within the past 2 years. The main independent variable was overall satisfaction with one's health-care relationship. Other variables included: self report of patient-provider communication, level of trust in providers, primary language, country of origin, discrimination experiences, and perceptions of racism. Forty-three percent of women reported very high satisfaction in their health-care relationships. Women with high trust in providers and those who did not experience discrimination were more satisfied with their health-care relationships compared to women with lower trust and who experienced discrimination (p trust may lead to increased use of necessary mammography.

  19. Success factors impacting Latina/o persistence in higher education leading to STEM opportunities

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    Peralta, Claudia; Caspary, Melissa; Boothe, Diane

    2013-12-01

    This study investigates how Latina/Latino youth resist, conform to, and persist in schooling, and explores their preparation for an education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Using Latino Critical Race Theory as a framework, evidence of the "sticky mess" of racial inequalities (Espinoza and Harris in Calif Law Rev 10:499-559, 1997) and the concept of community cultural wealth (Yosso in Race Ethn Educ 8:69-91, 2005) will be used to understand how Latina/o students successfully persist in college. Quantitative and qualitative findings collected at two public universities in 2007-2012 show that Latina/o parents play a significant role in influencing their children's decision to attend college; family, friend and community support and hard work have also been instrumental in college success. This is evident through parents' encouragement to persist, expectations to do well and students serving as role models for siblings and peers. As policy makers in the educational arena emphasize STEM fields, there is a significant opportunity for Latino students to make valuable contributions.

  20. Psychosocial correlates of safe sex communication between Latina women and their stable male partners: an integrative review.

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    Luft, Heidi; Larson, Elaine

    2017-05-01

    Latina women in stable relationships have risks for human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted infections. Improving safe sexual communication (SSC) could enable women to accurately assess and mitigate their risk of infection within their relationship. Literature to identify psychosocial correlates that facilitate or inhibit SSC between Latina women and their partners has not yet been synthesized. The purpose of this study was to conduct an integrative review and synthesis of empirical and theoretical research that examines psychosocial correlates of SSC among adult Latina women from the United States, Latina America, and the Caribbean with stable male partners. A systematic search of LILACS, EBSCO, and PsychInfo databases was conducted to identify qualitative and quantitative studies that investigated psychosocial correlates of SSC among adult Latina women with a stable male partner. Pertinent data were abstracted and quality of individual studies was appraised. A qualitative synthesis was conducted following Miles and Huberman's method. Five qualitative and three quantitative studies meet eligibility criteria. Factors related to SSC related to three main themes: (1) relationship factors such as length, quality, and power/control, (2) individual factors including attitudes, beliefs, background, behaviors, and intrapersonal characteristics, and (3) partner factors related to partner beliefs and behaviors. The interplay of relationship, individual, and partner factors should be considered in the assessment of SSC for Latina women with their stable partners. To inform future interventions and clinical guidelines, additional research is needed to identify which factors are most related to SSC for this population, and how comparable experiences are for Latina women of different subcultures and living in different countries.

  1. ALTAS FINANZAS Y EL SISTEMA FINANCEIRO EN AMÉRICA LATINA E MÉXICO

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    Carlos Alberto Téllez Valencia

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Es sorprendente cómo América Latina continua siendo una región de la cual se pueden extraer cuantiosos beneficios económicos, muy a pesar de tantos años de extracción de sus recursos. Esto al margen de cualquier sentido viseral. No hace falta manejarse en un discurso con términos como imperialismo, neocolonialismo,  capitalismo rabioso o cualquier otro que pueda ser interpretado como síntoma de radicalismo. Es un hecho, se siguen extrayendo enormes cantidades de riqueza de América Latina, aun a pesar de que los países de esta región no logran sostener sus niveles de productividad, de llevar sus cuentas con déficit comercial,  de no controlar sus tasas de inflación, de padecer de recurrentes devaluaciones, de sufrir de migraciones por falta de oportunidades de empleo, de que no alcanzar a desarrollarse a los niveles de los países centrales. Aun así, esta región es tierra de oportunidades para la obtención de altos rendimientos por parte de las empresas trasnacionales, incluidas aquellas de origen latinoamericano. A pesar de tan cuantiosos recursos con los que cuenta América Latina, resulta imposible que se desarrolle, pues lo que se desarrolla es el sistema-mundo-capitalista (Wallerstein, 1995, con grandes turbulencias para los países de esta región. Esta es una de las grandes críticas que se le puede hacer a esta teoría, aparentemente no ofrece alternativas de desarrollo para América Latina, pero ¿acaso es posible? Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la relación que guardan las altas finanzas (Arellanes, 2005, a través de las instituciones financieras internacionales, con las opciones de desarrollo para América Latina, incluida una posible vía geopolítica latinoamericana, en donde más allá de la malversación de esta centenaria estrategia de poder de estado (expresado particularmente como fuerza militar, bien resulta como instrumento de consolidación de los Estado-nación latinoamericanos, ya sea

  2. Mental Health Stigma and Self-Concealment as Predictors of Help-Seeking Attitudes among Latina/o College Students in the United States

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    Mendoza, Hadrian; Masuda, Akihiko; Swartout, Kevin M.

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    The study examined whether mental health stigma and self-concealment are uniquely related to various dimensions of attitudes toward seeking professional psychological services (i.e., help-seeking attitudes) in Latina/o college students. Data from 129 Latina/o undergraduates (76% female) were used in the analysis. Results revealed that mental…

  3. "Shaping Communities" as a Christian Practice and Popular Religion: Their Implications for Latina/o Religious Education in the United States

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    Lee, Michael G.

    2008-01-01

    This article sets Dorothy Bass' Christian practices movement in critical dialogue with U.S. Latina/o popular religion in order to explore ways that these distinctive sets of practices could enrich one another. Then, it focuses on "shaping communities" as a Christian practice and correlates it with the U.S. Latina/o popular religious…

  4. Grit under Duress: Stress, Strengths, and Academic Success Among Non-Citizen and Citizen Latina/o First-Generation College Students

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    O'Neal, Colleen R.; Espino, Michelle M.; Goldthrite, Antoinette; Morin, Molly F.; Weston, Lynsey; Hernandez, Pamela; Fuhrmann, Amy

    2016-01-01

    Undocumented Latina/o college students face obstacles and stressors; their stressful experiences and academic strengths merit empirical attention. This cross-sectional, mixed-methods study explored stress, depression, grit, and grade point average (GPA) of 84 non-citizen, Latina/o first-generation college students with a comparison group of 180…

  5. Abriendo Caminos Para La Educacion: A Case Study of a Parent Outreach Initiative Building on the Knowledge, Skills, and Resources of the Latina/o Community

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    Fernandez, Graciela

    2010-01-01

    Informed by research studies that demonstrate a positive relationship between parent engagement and student academic attainment, state and national parent outreach initiatives have aimed to bridge the gap between Latina/o parents and schools. Such was the case with the Latina/o Family, School and Community "Avanzando" Project, which…

  6. Academic and Nonacademic Validating Agents on Latinas' Mathematics and Science Self Concept: A Quantitative Study Utilizing the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009

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    Garza, Jennifer M.

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    The purpose of this study is to inform and further the discussion of academic (i.e., teachers and school counselors) and non-academic (i.e., parents, family, friends, etc.) validating agents on Latina students' mathematics and science self-concepts. This study found a relationship between Latina students' interactions with academic and…

  7. Mennonite Country: The Role of Latina Leaders in the Familial, Social, and Educational Outreach of Immigrant Latino Families in North Central Indiana

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    López, Anayeli; Anguiano, Rubén P. Viramontez

    2013-01-01

    This study explored the role of Latina leaders in serving Latino families in North Central Indiana and how they produced social capital through service and leadership. The larger sample of the ethnographic study consisted of 40 Latino families (63 parents) and 14 school personnel. This study focused specifically on 13 Latina women who were…

  8. Cooperación Sur – Sur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina. Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky

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    Solano-Mercado, Ixhel; Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), México.

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    Review of the book "Cooperación Sur – Sur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina" by Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky Reseña del libro "Cooperación Sur – Sur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina" escrito por Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky.

  9. Emerging Critical Meta-Awareness among Black and Latina/o Youth during Corrective Feedback Practices in Urban English Language Arts Classrooms

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    Martinez, Danny C.

    2017-01-01

    This article addresses teachers' uptake of Black and Latina/o youth linguistic repertoires within the official space of an English Language Arts (ELA) classroom and how youth respond to corrective feedback that is focused on the form of their messages, rather than their function. Corrective feedback offered by one Latina teacher indexed larger…

  10. Using qualitative methods to design a culturally appropriate child feeding questionnaire for low-income, Latina mothers.

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    Lindsay, Ana Cristina; Sussner, Katrina Mucha; Greaney, Mary; Wang, Monica L; Davis, Rachel; Peterson, Karen E

    2012-05-01

    Obesity rates remain high among children in the United States (US), but children of low-income, minority families are at particularly high risk. Latinos are the largest and most rapidly growing US population group. Effective strategies will require attention to a wide array of culturally mediated variables that influence child feeding practices through the social contexts in which behaviors take place. This paper presents the design and implementation of a qualitative study examining low-income, Latina mothers' perceptions of child weight status and feeding practices, and their associations with the development of overweight in children. Guided by the social ecologic model and social contextual model on the role of the family in mediating health behavior, the Latina Mother Child Feeding Practices (LMCFP) study provided a systematic exploration of the influence of social class, culture, and environmental factors associated with mothers' perceptions of child overweight on feeding practices and behaviors. The design for this qualitative study consisted of three sequential phases: focus groups, in-depth interviews and cognitive interviews with Latina mothers conducted by Spanish-speaking researchers. Results showed the important role of socio-cultural factors in influencing Latina mothers' child feeding practices. In the short-term, this research yielded information to develop a child-feeding questionnaire appropriate for low-income, Latina mothers. Findings have important implications in developing nutrition education strategies for child health promotion that account for the social and cultural context of minority, low-income caregivers.

  11. The importance of familia for Latina/o college students: examining the role of familial support in intragroup marginalization.

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    Llamas, Jasmín D; Morgan Consoli, Melissa

    2012-10-01

    Intragroup marginalization refers to the perceived interpersonal distancing by members of the heritage culture when an individual exhibits cultural characteristics of the dominant group. This study expands understanding of the college experience of Latina/o students by examining relationships between intragroup marginalization, college adjustment, resilience, and thriving in a sample of 181 Latina/o college students, ranging from freshman to graduate students. In addition, the role of familial social support is explored to determine any possible mediating effects on the relationship between intragroup marginalization, college adjustment, resilience, and thriving. Findings revealed that intragroup marginalization predicted college adjustment, resilience, and thriving. Familial social support was found to mediate the relationship between intragroup marginalization and thriving. This research highlights the negative impact of intragroup marginalization for Latina/o students, as well as the role of familial support in thriving. The results also shed light on the Latina/o college experience as a means to improving Latina/o students' college outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

  12. Using Qualitative Methods to Design a Culturally Appropriate Child Feeding Questionnaire for Low-Income, Latina Mothers

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    Lindsay, AC; Sussner, KM; Greaney, ML; Wang, ML; Davis, RE; Peterson, KE

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    Objectives Obesity rates remain high among children in the United States (US), but children of low-income, minority families are at particularly high risk. Latinos are the largest and most rapidly growing US population group. Effective strategies will require attention to a wide array of culturally mediated variables that influence child feeding practices through the social contexts in which behaviors take place. This paper presents the design and implementation of a qualitative study examining low-income, Latina mothers’ perceptions of child weight status and feeding practices, and their associations with the development of overweight in children. Guided by the social ecologic model and social contextual model on the role of the family in mediating health behavior, the Latina Mother Child Feeding Practices (LMCFP) study provided a systematic exploration of the influence of social class, culture, and environmental factors associated with mothers’ perceptions of child overweight on feeding practices and behaviors. Methods The design for this qualitative study consisted of three sequential phases: focus groups, in-depth interviews and cognitive interviews with Latina mothers conducted by Spanish-speaking researchers. Results Results showed the important role of socio-cultural factors in influencing Latina mothers’ child feeding practices. In the short-term, this research yielded information to develop a child-feeding questionnaire appropriate for low-income, Latina mothers. Conclusion Findings have important implications in developing nutrition education strategies for child health promotion that account for the social and cultural context of minority, low-income caregivers. PMID:21512780

  13. Patients' cultural beliefs in patient-provider communication with African American women and Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer.

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    Mott-Coles, Susan

    2014-08-01

    African American women and Latinas often experience suboptimal breast cancer care. This article describes providers' self-rated skills in communication practices when working with African American women and Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer. Current literature reveals how providers are lacking in the ability to communicate with these patients and often fail to incorporate cultural beliefs into breast cancer care and treatment. This poor communication and failure to acknowledge cultural beliefs can be correlated with poor patient outcomes. In a study of providers' perceptions of how they address the cultural beliefs of African American women and Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer, interviews with physicians, inpatient nurses, cancer clinic nurses, mammography technicians, and ultrasound technicians showed that they used the same approach for all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture but felt they practiced culturally sensitive care. Increased and improved cultural competence education is recommended for providers at all levels as a first step toward increasing culturally competent communications.

  14. ¿Y ahora qué? Anticipated immigration status barriers and Latina/o high school students' future expectations.

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    McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Ramos, Karina; Medina, Cynthia

    2013-07-01

    Latina/o high school students without documentation face a challenging situation when they graduate from high school, with pathways to work and postsecondary education stymied by their immigration status. We examined the effects of anticipated barriers associated with immigration status, age, and sex on the dependent variables of vocational outcome expectations, anticipated external and internal barriers, and postsecondary schooling plans in a sample of 475 Latina/o high school students. Findings include that students anticipating immigration status problems had lower vocational outcome expectations and anticipated more external barriers to pursuing their postsecondary plans. Latina girls and older high school students anticipating immigration status problems were more likely to plan to attend 2-year rather than 4-year colleges, and less likely to plan on postsecondary education, respectively. Implications for practice, policy, and research are discussed. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved.

  15. Educación Superior y Pueblos Indígenas en América Latina

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    Álvaro Guaymás

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available El dossier que aquí presentamos resulta de un trabajo colaborativo iniciado a principios de este año en el marco de la Red Interuniversitaria Educación Superior y Pueblos Indígenas y Afrodescendientes de América Latina (RED ESIAL. Esta red, cuya creación ha sido impulsada y gestionada desde el Programa Educación Superior y Pueblos Indígenas y Afrodescendientes en América Latina (Programa ESIAL del Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, cuenta con la participación de cuarenta universidades de América Latina, habiendo sido la Universidad Nacional de Salta una de las primeras en adherir a la misma, por iniciativa del Centro de Investigaciones Sociales y Educativas del Norte argentino (Cisen.

  16. Latina Mother–Daughter Dyads: Relations Between Attachment and Sexual Behavior Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

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    Dillon, Frank R.; Rojas, Patria; Schwartz, Seth J.; Duan, Rui

    2009-01-01

    Associations among mother-daughter attachment, mother and daughter substance abuse, and daughter’s sexual behavior under the influence of drugs and alcohol were investigated among 158 adult U.S. Latina daughters. Latina daughters were sampled from four mother–daughter dyad types: substance abusing mother and daughter, substance abusing mother only, substance abusing daughter only, and nonsubstance-abusing mother and daughter. Substance abusing daughters with substance abusing mothers, and daughters who were less strongly attached to their mothers, reported more sex under the influence of drugs. Age, marital status, substance abuse, and mother’s substance abuse all influenced the daughter’s sex under the influence of alcohol. An unexpected positive association between attachment and sex under the influence of alcohol was found for daughters who were more closely attached to a substance abusing mother. Implications for future research, and HIV/AIDS and drug prevention and treatment programs for Latinas are discussed. PMID:19399605

  17. I reunión de institutos de comunicación de América Latina

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    Revista Chasqui

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los participantes en la Primera Reunión de Institutos de Comunicación de América Latina, Instituto Latinoamericano de Comunicación Educativa (ILCE Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social (FELAFACS, Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación (ALAIC, Centro de Telecomunicaciones para el Tercer Mundo (CETTEM, Centro Regional para el fomento del Libro de América Latina y el Caribe (CERLAL, y el Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL, reunidos en la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador, en los días 13 y 14 de octubre, intercambiaron opiniones y experiencias de trabajo y reconocieron áreas prioritarias sobre las cuales debe reflexionarse y desarrollar mecanismos de cooperación. En la Reunión participó como observador UNESCO.

  18. Latina high school students figured world of STEM: Identity formation in formal and informal communities of practice

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    Alcantara, Minosca Victoria

    In the United States, the education and skill levels of the American population are not measuring up to the growing demands of the STEM workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (2007) projects that over the next 20 years, there will be an estimated shortage of 21 million skilled workers. STEM professions (those in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), will continue to lead this workforce growth. However, fewer students are majoring in these areas of critical need, particularly women and minorities. Only a small fraction of U.S.-born scientists and engineers training to fill these positions are members of underrepresented minorities (Latino, Black, and American Indian/Native Alaskan students), yet this same population is expected to experience the greatest growth over the next several decades. Using qualitative methods, I explore the role formal and informal communities of practice play in either motivating or hindering Latinas' interest in STEM career. I use the narratives of 16 low-income, urban Latina high school seniors to provide a counternarrative as to the reasons for these underrepresentation. Teachers in the U.S. play a significant role in the reproduction of the culturally prototypical conception of math and science students; the best and brightest in the school. Teachers' role in positioning Latina students in honors/gifted programs based on their perceptions of students' characteristics and their recommendations for placement in honors classes/ programs, STEM extracurricular activities and summer programs are critical to Latina's "good student" identity formation which has a significant role in their motivation or erasure of STEM identities. Latinas in this study strongly identified with their school and were very concerned in maintaining their good student identities. They defined academic success based on the grades they obtained and the colleges they were accepted into. I propose an identity model, L-STEM which highlight the power

  19. 'Love and trust, you can be blinded': HIV risk within relationships among Latina women in Miami, Florida.

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    Ibañez, Gladys E; Whitt, Elaine; Avent, Tenesha; Martin, Steve S; Varga, Leah M; Cano, Miguel A; O'Connell, Daniel J

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    Latina women are disproportionately affected by HIV in the US, and account for 30% of all HIV infections in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The main risk for Latina women is heterosexual contact. Little is known about the relational and cultural factors that may impact women's HIV risk perception. This study aims to describe Latina women's perception of their HIV risk within a relational, cultural, and linguistic context. Eight focus groups of Latina women (n = 28), four English speaking groups and four Spanish speaking groups, were conducted between December 2013 and May 2014. Women were recruited from a diversion program for criminal justice clients and by word of mouth. Eligibility criteria included the following: self-identify as Hispanic/Latino, 18-49 years of age, and self-identify as heterosexual. A two-level open coding analytic approach was conducted to identify themes across groups. Most participants were foreign-born (61%) and represented the following countries: Cuba (47%), Honduras (17.5%), Mexico (12%), as well as Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Venezuela (15%). Participant ages ranged between 18 and 49, with a mean age of 32 years. Relationship factors were important in perceiving HIV risk including male infidelity, women's trust in their male partners, relationship type, and getting caught up in the heat of the moment. For women in the English speaking groups, drug use and trading sex for drugs were also reasons cited for putting them at risk for HIV. English speaking women also reported that women should take more responsibility regarding condom use. Findings emphasize the importance of taking relational and cultural context into account when developing HIV prevention programs for Latina women. Interventions targeting English speaking Latina women should focus on women being more proactive in their sexual health; interventions focused on Spanish speaking women might target their prevention messages to either men or couples.

  20. Geographies of displacement: Latina/os, oral history, and the politics of gentrification in San Francisco's Mission District.

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    Mirabal, Nancy Raquel

    2009-05-01

    During the 1990s and early 2000s, working-class and poor neighborhoods in San Francisco underwent dramatic economic and racial changes. One of the most heavily gentrified neighborhoods was the Mission District. As a result of local politics, housing and rental policies, real estate speculation, and development, thousands of Latina/o families were displaced. Using oral historical and ethnographic methodologies, print media, archival sources, and policy papers, this article traces the gentrification of the Mission District from the perspective of the Latina/o community. It also examines how gentrification was articulated as a positive turn within the larger public discourse on space and access.

  1. La importancia de la tecnología en el desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe

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    Vera-Vassallo, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    El documento gira en torno a tres ejes de la reflexión sobre el tema de la importancia de la tecnología para el desarrollo productivo y empresarial de América Latina y el Caribe. En la primera parte, el autor intenta bosquejar la posición relativa de América Latina y el Caribe, en materia de desarrollo tecnológico y competitividad internacional, con respecto a otras regiones del mundo tanto desarrolladas como en vías de desarrollo. En la segunda parte, se destaca brevemente las característica...

  2. Las traducciones latinas del Corán, arma antislámica en la cristiandad medieval

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    Martínez Gázquez, José

    2005-01-01

    La Europa latina cristiana encontró en las traducciones latinas del Corán en la Edad Media un instrumento extraordinario para el conocimiento directo del Islam y un arma poderosa desde el punto de vista intelectual y religioso para la lucha contra los musulmanes The Christian Latin Europe found in the Middle Age an extraordinary instrument for the direct knowledge of the Islam and a powerful weapon from the intellectual and religious point of view for the struggle against the Muslims

  3. Actitudes y opiniones políticas de los informales en América Latina Political attitudes and opinions of the informally employed in Latina America

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    Benjamín TEMKIN YEDWAB

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de que la informalidad laboral ha sido identificada desde hace años como un asunto central para la política pública de todos los países de América Latina, es aún muy escasa la información sobre las características del empleo informal en diferentes esferas. El objetivo central de este trabajo es identificar las opiniones y actitudes políticas de los trabajadores informales en América Latina y compararlas con las de sus contrapartes formales. A través de una variable ‹‹proxi›› para identificar a los participantes informales en la fuerza de trabajo, en dos encuestas de opinión que se aplican a un conjunto amplio de países en la región, fue posible comprobar que los informales latinoamericanos constituyen un grupo social con opiniones y actitudes políticas significativamente contrastantes con las de los participantes formales en la fuerza de trabajo.Although labor informality has been identified for years as a central issue for Latin American countries’ public policy, there is still scant information about the characteristics of informal employment in different spheres. The main objective of this study is to identify the views and political attitudes of informal workers in Latin America, and compare them to those held by their formal counterparts. Through a ‹‹proxy›› variable used to identify informal participants in the labor force in two opinion polls that apply to a broad set of countries in the region, it was possible to show that Latin American informals constitute a social group with political opinions and attitudes significantly contrasting with formal participants in the workforce.

  4. Discrimination and Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Black and Latina Young Women

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    Reid, Allecia E.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Lewis, Tené T.; Lewis, Jessica B.; Stasko, Emily C.; Tobin, Jonathan N.; Ickovics, Jeannette R.

    2016-01-01

    Rationale Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is a major determinant of later life obesity among both Black and Latina women and their offspring. However, psychosocial determinants of this risk, including everyday discrimination, and potential moderators of such effects remain unexplored. Objective We examined the influence of discrimination, a culturally relevant stressor, on odds of gaining weight beyond Institute of Medicine recommendations during pregnancy. Whether the effect was moderated by race/ethnicity, age, or depressive symptoms was also examined. Method Participants were 413 Black and Latina pregnant young women, ages 14-21 years. Experience with discrimination and all moderators were assessed in the second trimester. Last weight recorded in the third trimester was abstracted from medical records and used to determine excessive weight gain. Results Ever experiencing discrimination was associated with a 71% increase in the odds of excessive weight gain. The effect of discrimination was primarily present among women who attributed this treatment to membership in a historically oppressed group (e.g., ethnic minority, female) or to membership in other stigmatized groups (e.g., overweight). The effect of ever experiencing discrimination was not moderated by race/ethnicity or age but was moderated by depressive symptoms. Supporting the perspective of the environmental affordances model, discrimination strongly predicted excessive weight gain when women were low in depressive symptoms but had no effect when women were high in depressive symptoms. The moderating role of depressive symptoms was equivalent for Black and Latina women. Conclusion Results highlight the role of discrimination in perpetuating weight-related health disparities and suggest opportunities for improving health outcomes among young pregnant women. PMID:27038321

  5. Dispositional emotional expressivity, cancer-specific coping, and distress in socioeconomically-disadvantaged Latinas.

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    Moreno, Patricia I; Bauer, Margaret R; Yanez, Betina; Jorge, Alexandra; Maggard-Gibbons, Melinda; Stanton, Annette L

    2016-06-01

    Coping processes directed toward avoiding and approaching stressor-related thoughts and emotions predict psychological adjustment. However, few studies have examined how the relationship between dispositional emotional tendencies and stressor-specific coping affects outcomes. The aim of the current study was to examine the association of dispositional emotional expressivity (i.e., the propensity to experience and express emotions strongly) with cancer-specific coping through avoidance and emotional approach to predict intrusive thoughts and depressive symptoms in Latinas with breast cancer. Recently diagnosed Latina breast cancer patients receiving treatment completed standardized assessments via interview at 2 time points: within 18 months of diagnosis (Time 1; N = 95) and 3 months later (Time 2; N = 79). Most women were immigrants (93%), reported a combined household income of $20,000 or less (75%), did not graduate from high school (59%), and primarily spoke Spanish (88%). In path analyses, more recent immigration was associated with greater dispositional expressivity, which in turn was associated with coping with the cancer experience using both greater avoidance and emotional approach strategies. Only avoidance-oriented strategies predicted an increase in intrusive thoughts at 3 months. No significant effects on depressive symptoms were observed. Findings suggest that Latina breast cancer patients who have a propensity to experience and express emotions strongly may be initially overwhelmed by their cancer-related emotions and consequently turn to avoidance-oriented and emotional approach strategies to cope with their diagnosis. Avoidance-oriented coping in turn may uniquely predict an increase in cancer-related intrusive thoughts 3 months later. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  6. Pilot Test of a Culturally Appropriate Diabetes Prevention Intervention for At-Risk Latina Women.

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    McCurley, Jessica L; Fortmann, Addie L; Gutierrez, Angela P; Gonzalez, Patricia; Euyoque, Johanna; Clark, Taylor; Preciado, Jessica; Ahmad, Aakif; Philis-Tsimikas, Athena; Gallo, Linda C

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    Purpose The purpose of the study was to test the preliminary effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of a peer-led, culturally appropriate, Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)-based lifestyle intervention for Latina women at high-risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods Participants (N = 61) were overweight/obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥25) Latina women with no diabetes, at elevated risk either due to midlife age (45-65 years; n = 37) or history of gestational diabetes mellitus (n = 24). The study used a 1-group pretest-posttest design and offered 12 weeks of peer-led education sessions in a community setting. The intervention targeted physical activity and dietary behaviors to facilitate weight reduction and included culturally appropriate content, age-specific health information, and stress/emotion management strategies. Clinical and self-report assessments were conducted at baseline, month 3, and month 6. Results Mean participant age was 47.8 years (SD = 10.8). Most (91.2%) were born in Mexico, and 43.3% had a ninth-grade education or less. At month 6, participants achieved a mean reduction of 4.1% body weight (7 lb [3.2 kg]). Statistically significant improvements were observed for dietary behaviors, stress, and depression symptoms. Attrition was low, 5% (3 women). Focus groups indicated that intervention content increased knowledge, was applicable, highly valued, culturally relevant, and would be recommended to others. Conclusions This culturally tailored DPP adaptation was feasible and acceptable for 2 groups of Latina women at high-risk for T2DM and showed preliminary effectiveness in reducing weight and modifying self-reported dietary behaviors, stress, and depression symptoms. Further research is needed to identify ways to enhance weight loss and diabetes prevention in this at-risk, underserved population.

  7. Democracia y participación en América Latina

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    Gustavo Ernesto Emmerich

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo se ocupa de la evolución histórica de la democracia y la participación política en América Latina, y delinea algunas posibilidades futuras al respecto. Primeramente examina algunos rasgos de la cultura de sumisión y de la profunda desigualdad social y política que desde la Colonia (e incluso antes caracterizó a muchas naciones de la región, y los compara con algunos aspectos de la cultura política predominante en Estados Unidos de América y Canadá. Luego, señala que en los ultimos años del siglo XX en América Latina se han fortalecido tanto las instituciones democráticas como una nueva cultura de participación, aunque considera necesario fundar nuevos pactos sociales que contribuyan a crear condiciones económicas y sociales más equitativas, como base y finalidad de la democracia y la participación.. Finalmente, sugiere que el liberalismo social, el socialismo democrático y el humanismo cristiano son las principales familias filosófico-políticas que podrían aportar -desde sus diversas perspectivas- a la consolidación de la democracia y a la creación de sociedades más participativas y más equitativas en América Latina.

  8. Latina and Black Women's Perceptions of the Dietetics Major and Profession

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    Whelan, Megan

    Racial and ethnic groups remain underrepresented in undergraduate health profession education programs and careers, such as nutrition and dietetics (Sullivan, 2004). Overwhelmingly, 82 percent of dietitians are White, three percent are Latino/Latina, and less than three percent are Black (Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2016). While the calls to increase recruitment of underrepresented minorities are plentiful and federal dollars are allotted to the effort, a critical lens is necessary to investigate the complexity of factors that impact the decision to pursue a career within dietetics. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate how Latina and Black women enrolled in an undergraduate Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) narrated and reflected upon the dietetics profession. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory and situated learning, I sought to understand the sociocultural and historical underpinnings that hinder or promote career selection. Data collection methods included participant observation, interviews, artifacts, and reflexive journaling. Data were analyzed using inductive coding techniques. My findings revealed the ways in which Latina and Black women believed dietitians must match the socially constructed role model for body image, physical fitness, and healthy eating to be effective in practice. Using a critical media analysis to confront the stereotypical images of dietitians, the women used cliche messages as a selected discourse to mask perceptions of barriers to the dietetics field. Finally, the women believed a dietitian's professional role was to give diet advice which presented a barrier to the profession. Based on my findings I support early introduction to nutrition science as a means to empower individuals to support their health and the health of their community. Recruitment efforts must explicitly address the culture of dietetics which has embraced the stereotypical image. Collectively, the dietetics field must

  9. An Exploratory Study of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescent Latinas

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    Gulbas, Lauren E.; Hausmann-Stabile, Carolina; De Luca, Susan M.; Tyler, Tee R.; Zayas, Luis H.

    2015-01-01

    To date, there is little research to validate empirically differences between non-suicidal self-injurious behavior (NSSI) and attempted suicide among Latina adolescents. Understanding the characteristics and contextual features of self-harmful behaviors among Latina teens is a critical public health and social justice matter given the disproportionate rates of attempted suicide and anticipated population growth of this vulnerable group. In this article, we draw on an ecodevelopmental model to focus attention on factors in the sociocultural environment that shape suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Through analysis of qualitative interviews conducted with girls who used NSSI (n = 18), attempted suicide (n = 29), used NSSI and attempted suicide (n = 8,) and had no reported lifetime history of self-harm (n = 28), we describe the sociocultural factors that shaped psychosocial vulnerabilities and gave rise to decisions to use NSSI or attempt suicide. Our analysis revealed that adolescents who engaged in NSSI perceived their negative feelings as something that could be controlled through self-injurious acts, whereas powerlessness was a theme underlying the emotional states of girls who attempted suicide. When NSSI ceased to function as a mechanism for control, girls came to sudden decisions to attempt suicide. Most teens identified specific, and often multiple, situations that induced these intense affective states and shaped decisions to inflict self-harm. Two situational experiences emerged as particularly salient and promising for subsequent studies on self-harmful behaviors among Latina adolescents: transnational stress and bullying. We describe each of these and offer suggestions for future research and practice. PMID:26052816

  10. Relationship between physical activity, disability, and physical fitness profile in sedentary Latina breast cancer survivors.

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    Ortiz, Alexis; Tirado, Maribel; Hughes, Daniel C; Gonzalez, Velda; Song, JaeJoon; Mama, Scherezade K; Basen-Engquist, Karen

    2018-01-10

    To report baseline data from a physical activity (PA) intervention for Latina breast cancer survivors, and assess the relationship between PA, fitness, and disability. Eighty-nine Latina breast cancer survivors from San Juan, PR and Houston, TX (age: 55.4 ± 9.9 years; BMI: 29.87 ± 5.62 kg/m 2 ; ≥ 3 months post-treatment) participated in this study. At baseline participants completed fitness testing (six-minute walk test [6MWT], 30-second sit-stand; grip strength, lower and upper extremity and low back strength, shoulder range of motion, balance testing), and assessment of physical activity (PA) and disability. PA was assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). A subsample (n = 27) received an accelerometer to compare objective versus self-reported PA. Participants exhibited low PA (M = 76.5 MET·minutes/week; SD = 183.4), poor fitness (6MWT M = 436.4 meters, SD = 99.1; 30s sit-stand, M = 11.6 stands, SD = 3.1), and no detectable disability. In an adjusted model lower extremity fitness was associated with PA, with a one repetition increase in sit-to-stand associated with 49 additional minutes of self-reported PA plus walking per week. The correlation between IPAQ moderate-vigorous PA and accelerometer was 0.38 (p = 0.047). Latina breast cancer survivors have low physical activity and fitness levels that increase their risk of disability, cardiometabolic comorbidities, and potential cancer recurrence.

  11. The incidence of depression by fertility status in overweight and obese Latina women.

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    Segall-Gutierrez, Penina; Berman, Courtney S; Opper, Neisha; Dossett, Emily; Moore, Kimberly; Martin, Courtney; Pine, Janet

    2012-12-01

    The link between depression, obesity, and fertility status is poorly understood among Latina women. The Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) is routinely administered in the Diabetes and Obesity in Reproductive Age women Clinic. We describe median PHQ-9 score and PHQ-9 score ≥10 [indicative of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)] by fertility status. Of the 76 eligible new patients seen between June 2008 and 2009, 18.4% (n = 14) had PHQ-9 scores indicative of MDD. Infertile women had marginally significantly higher PHQ-9 scores than non-infertile women (p = 0.08). 26.5% of infertile women and 12.2% of non-infertile women had a PHQ-9 score indicative of MDD (p = 0.14). Number of previous births was inversely correlated with PHQ-9 score (R = -0.34, p = 0.002), those with no previous births had higher PHQ-9 scores (p = 0.001) and were more likely to have a PHQ-9 score indicative of MDD than those with previous births (28.6 vs. 9.8%, p = 0.04). Among non-infertile women, postpartum women had significantly lower PHQ-9 scores than non-postpartum women (p = 0.002). 4.6% of postpartum women and 21.1% of non-postpartum women had a PHQ-9 indicative of MDD (p = 0.19). Further investigation is needed to determine if reproductive success is protective against MDD among overweight and obese urban Latinas. Overall, depression is common among overweight and obese reproductive-age Latinas and thus routine screening is recommended.

  12. 1968 en América Latina: aparición de nuevos actores

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    Alvar De la Llosa

    2009-01-01

    Más allá de reivindicaciones y protestas semejantes a las que se desarrollan en Europa y en el mundo, el año 1968 en América Latina se caracteriza por la aparición de nuevos actores (jóvenes, clases medias, feminismo, Iglesia, sindicatos). Los nuevos actores tienden a ocupar el hueco dejado por actores tradicionales que, en el seno de sociedades debilitadas por la crisis económica, ya no consiguen desempeñar su papel de actores democráticos. La organización de las Olimpiadas en México y la vi...

  13. Mujer, actividad emprendedora y desarrollo rural en América Latina y el Caribe

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    Buendía-Martínez, Inmaculada; Carrasco, Inmaculada

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    El mundo rural está en transformación. El desarrollo rural requiere cambios que permitan la revalorizaciónde las áreas rurales sobre nuevas fuentes de renta. La participación activa y formal de las mujeres en estamutación resulta clave, aunque se necesitan instrumentos económicos para fomentar su empoderamiento. Lafinalidad de este artículo es analizar las relaciones entre empoderamiento femenino, actividad empresarialy desarrollo rural en América Latina. Para ello, se ha realizado un Modelo ...

  14. Perceived ethnic and language-based discrimination and Latina immigrant women's health.

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    Halim, May Ling; Moy, Keith H; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

    2017-01-01

    Perceiving ethnic discrimination can have aversive consequences for health. However, little is known about whether perceiving language-based (how one speaks a second language) discrimination poses the same risks. This study examined whether perceptions of language-based and ethnic discrimination are associated with mental and physical health. Among 132 Mexican and Dominican immigrant women, perceiving ethnic and language-based discrimination each predicted psychological distress and poorer physical health. When examined together, only ethnic discrimination remained a significant predictor. These results emphasize the importance of understanding how perceived ethnic and language-based discrimination play an integral role in the health of Latina immigrant women.

  15. Un estudio sobre el capital financiero en América Latina: el caso ecuatoriano

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    Celi, Cynthia Nathaly Condoy; Carvalho, Wolney Roberto; Friggeri, Félix Pablo

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    Anais do IV Encontro de Iniciação Científica da Unila - “UNILA 5 anos: Integração em Ciência, Tecnologia e Cultura na Tríplice Fronteira” - 05 e 06 de novembro de 2015 – Sessão Economia El presente trabajo pretende abordar el capital financiero en América latina, específicamente el caso ecuatoriano, en dos momentos. Primero, mediante un recorrido teórico del capital financiero como elemento central en las dinámicas de reproducción capitalista se aborda la transición del modo de pr...

  16. Estructura y dimensión de las industrias infocomunicacionales en América Latina

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    Guillermo Mastrini; Martín Becerra

    2005-01-01

    Este artículo presenta resultados parciales de la investigación Estructura y concentración de las industrias culturales y las telecomunicaciones en América Latina, que dirigieron los profesores Guillermo Mastrini (Universidad de Buenos Aires) y Martín Becerra (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes), y que desarrollaron con un grupo organizado por el Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPyS). La investigación detalla, con datos sobre el año 2000, la estructura de las industrias de la cult...

  17. El estado de salud del adulto mayor en américa latina.

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    Jewell, R. Todd; Rossi, Máximo; Triunfo, Patricia

    2008-01-01

    Haciendo uso de los datos de la Encuesta sobre Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento,
    este trabajo analiza el estado de salud de las personas mayores a 60 años en cinco países de América Latina: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México y Uruguay. Empleando modelos probit ordenados fue posible investigar los efectos de variables socioeconómicas sobre el estado de salud auto-reportado. Los resultados indican que la autopercepción de la salud está relacionada positivamente con una buena nutrición...

  18. Geopolítica del petróleo en América Latina

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    Fontaine, Guillaume

    2003-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza la industria petrolera como un sector globalizado y ubica al Ecuador en el marco de la geopolítica del petróleo en América Latina, recalcando cual ha sido la evolución de la industria petrolera en la región hasta la fecha. En una primera parte, exponemos que desde la década del cincuenta se diseñó un escenario de dependencia económica y tecnología externa, con la prepotencia de las empresas multinacionales estadounidenses como telón de fondo. En una segunda parte,...

  19. Género, mujeres y saberes en América Latina

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    León, Magdalena; Valdés, Teresa; Anderson, Jeanine; Sagot, Montserrat; Herrera, Giaconda; Puyana Villamizar, Yolanda; Castellanos, Gabriela; Viveros Vigoya, Mara; Barreto Gama, Juanita María; Maffia, Diana; Meertens, Donny; Serrano, José Fernando; Cabezas, Almudena

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    Los estudios sobre mujer y género se desarrollan y consolidan en universidades y centros académicos de América Latina a partir de la década de los ochenta del siglo XX. En la mayoría de los países fueron el producto de variadas fuerzas que confluyeron en su institucionalización: la presión de los movimientos de mujeres y feministas, las demandas del Estado y el apoyo de la cooperación internacional. A pesar de su creciente reconocimiento social y académico, este campo de estudios aún enfrenta...

  20. Gli emigranti italiani in America Latina e la memoria dei luoghi

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    Mangone, Emiliana

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    Convinta che i flussi migratori non possano essere evitati né rinchiusi nella sola sfera materiale, l’Autrice indaga la memoria dei luoghi d’origine degli emigranti italiani in America Latina. Il “luogo” è visto come la struttura sociale attraverso cui le persone possono acquisire la forza necessaria per affrontare e superare i “traumi” e le conseguenze dell’abbandono del Paese d’origine. Assuming that migration flows cannot be avoided or analyzed only from a material perspective, the Auth...

  1. Factors affecting Latina immigrants' perceptions of maternal health care: findings from a qualitative study.

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    Gurman, Tilly A; Becker, Davida

    2008-05-01

    Due to the influx of Latino immigration in the United States, health care services are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of this growing population. In this qualitative study, we explored Latina immigrants' experiences with maternal health care services. We found that despite enduring language barriers and problems, Spanish-speaking women expressed satisfaction with their care. Factors influencing women's perceptions of care included sociocultural norms (respeto, personalismo, and familismo), previous experiences with care in their countries of origin, having healthy babies, and knowledge about entitlement to interpreter services. We offer recommendations for public health practice and research.

  2. Latinas' heritage language as a source of resiliency: impact on academic achievement in STEM fields

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    Stevenson, Alma D.; Gallard Martínez, Alejandro José; Brkich, Katie Lynn; Flores, Belinda Bustos; Claeys, Lorena; Pitts, Wesley

    2017-03-01

    This article highlights how the preservation of heritage languages is essential in the construction of three Georgia Latina participants' cultural identities and the creation of support networks that allow them to develop resiliency and achieve academically. We conceptualize resiliency as a strategy developed by the Latina participants using contextually mitigating factors during their STEM education. The findings presented in this manuscript are part of a larger, ongoing study of Latina resiliency and their paths to success in STEM fields in two states: Georgia and Texas. Following James Spradley's guidelines, data were collected via three separate semi-structured interviews with each participant. Intrinsic, multiple case studies were used to find both commonalities and differences, as well as to deepen our understanding of the role of the participants' heritage language in their development of resiliency in each particular case. The findings presented here were not part of a preconceived research hypothesis, but rather a theme that emerged while analyzing data collected in the state of Georgia. Georgia is not home to a long-established Hispanic/Latino population, but rather is part of the New Latino Diaspora (Wortham, Murillo and Hamann in Education in the new Latino diaspora: policy and the politics of identity. Ablex Publishing, New York, 2002), and therefore local natives do not necessarily perceive Latino immigrants and the Spanish language either as long-standing or permanent features of the state. In fact, in response to the growing diversity of the state during the past generation, Georgia has implemented multiple educational policies hostile toward immigrants and linguistic diversity (Beck and Allexsaht-Snider in Education in the new Latino diaspora: policy and the politics of identity. Ablex Press, Westport, 2002). Our findings suggest that the Latina participants' heritage languages allow them to engage in cultural traditions, encouraged by their

  3. Aborto en Uruguay y América Latina : el posicionamiento de los ciudadanos

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    Rossi, Máximo; Triunfo, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    En la mayoría de los países de América Latina, el aborto es ilegal, aunque existen causas atenuantes y eximentes de su práctica. Sin embargo, estudios realizados en países con procesos liberalizadores por más de dos décadas, como Estados Unidos, muestran la persistencia de actitudes diferentes frente al aborto, que van desde visiones pro vida a visiones pro elección. Este trabajo, a partir del Latinobarómetro 2007, analiza los patrones actitudinales de los individuos ante el aborto, con énfas...

  4. ¿Son Fiables las Estimaciones de Pobreza en América Latina?

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    Sanjay G. Reddy

    2008-01-01

    ¿Cuál es el nivel de pobreza de ingresos en América Latina? ¿Ha estado disminuyendo? ¿Son fiables las estimaciones actuales? El enfoque más influyente para medir la pobreza de ingresos a nivel regional y mundial es él utilizado por el Banco Mundial, que establece líneas internacionales de pobreza de ?un dólar al día? y ?dos dólares al día? por persona. El banco utiliza factores de ?paridad del poder adquisitivo? (PPA) para transformar estas líneas internacionales en monedas locales. (...)...

  5. A viagem histórica pela América Latina

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    Guedes,Maria do Carmo

    2007-01-01

    Parte dos estudos que teriam marcado a construção, por Sílvia Lane, de uma psicologia social voltada à nossa realidade, o texto relata viagem realizada no início dos anos 1980 por seis capitais da América Latina. A viagem revelou-se rica oportunidade para conhecer de perto projetos voltados em especial a populações submetidas a diversos tipos de opressão e exploração, alguns dos quais são descritos em detalhes. O texto foi organizado de modo a mostrar ao leitor algumas condições antecedentes ...

  6. Internet y educación en América Latina

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    Torres López, Edgardo

    2011-01-01

    El desarrollo tecnológico posibilita el desarrollo de la educación y de América Latina. Internet ha generado una universidad de nuevo tipo, impulsando un desarrollo cultural y social sin precedentes, que debe ser universal y equitativo con pleno respeto a la diversidad cultural y a los derechos humanos.AbstractThe technological development enables the development of education and development of Latin America. Internet has generated a University of new type, prompting an unprecedented social a...

  7. América Latina en Internet. Manual y Fuentes de Información

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    Fainstein Lamuedra, Graciela; Alcaín Partearroyo, María Dolores; Campos Alberca, Julia; Fernández Sánchez, Elena; Maldonado Martínez, Ángeles

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    [ES] Obra publicada en 1997 compuesta por un manual básico de Internet para aprender a navegar por la red y un directorio para acceder a los recursos de información más relevantes relacionados con América Latina. El libro se estructura de la siguiente manera: Primera parte: Manual básico de Internet 1) Información general. 2) Utilidades Internet 3) Netscape. 4) Herramientas de búsqueda. 5) Diseño de páginas web: Introducción al lenguaje HTML. 6) Recursos de interés de carácter general....

  8. Mimese de Conteúdo: iconicidade na poesia latina e sua traduzibilidade

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    Willamy Fernandes Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresentamos o uso expressivo da mimese de conteúdo em um trecho de Ovídio. Avaliamos diversas traduções poéticas do trecho para a língua portuguesa para verificar se os tradutores cuidaram da reprodução desse aspecto da poética latina, refletimos sobre as dificuldades que a mimese impõe para o tradutor lusófono e, por fim, oferecemos nossa tradução do trecho estudado.

  9. La Sub-Capitalización de Activos Intelectuales en América Latina

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    Jose Fernandez Donoso

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    Full Text Available PREFACIO:  Hoy en día, los activos intangibles como la propiedad intelectual (PI constituyen el epicentro del valor empresarial de las multinacionales. Desafortunadamente, América Latina se encuentra rezagada y necesita de una gran revolución en sus políticas de innovación orientada a desarrollar mercados de tecnologías. Si los líderes de empresas latinoamericanas desean innovar, deberán superar ciertos procesos cognitivos que limitan el uso de estrategias de PI. En este sentido, los gobiernos pueden hacer mucho para superar dichas barreras.

  10. Brasil y "América Latina" Brazil and "Latin America"

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    Leslie Bethell

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo, en parte historia de las ideas y en parte historia de las relaciones internacionales, examina la relación del Brasil con América Latina en perspectiva histórica. Durante más de un siglo, con posterioridad a la independencia, ni los intelectuales ni los gobiernos hispanoamericanos consideraron al Brasil como parte de "América latina". En cuanto a los intelectuales y los gobiernos brasileños, excepto por su relación con el Río de la Plata, sólo tenían ojos para Europa y, cada vez más después de 1889, los Estados Unidos. Cuando, en especial durante la Guerra Fría, los Estados Unidos, y por extensión el resto del mundo, comenzaron a tratar al Brasil como parte de América Latina, los gobiernos brasileños y los intelectuales brasileños, con la excepción de algunos de izquierda, seguían sin pensar al Brasil como parte integral de esta región. Desde el fin de la Guerra Fría, el Brasil ha comenzado a poner en práctica por primera vez una política de compromiso con sus vecinos en América del Sur.This essay, part history of ideas and part history of international relations, examines Brazil's relationship with Latin America in historical perspective. For more than a century after independence neither Spanish American intellectuals nor Spanish American governments considered Brazil part of 'America Latina'. For their part, Brazilian intellectuals and Brazilian governments, except for the Rio de la Plata, only had eyes for Europe and increasingly, after 1889, the United States. When, especially during the Cold War, the United States, and by extension the rest of the world, began to regard and treat Brazil as part of 'Latin America', Brazilian governments and Brazilian intellectuals, except some on the Left, still did not think of Brazil as an integral part of it. Since the end of the Cold War Brazil has for the first time pursued a policy of engagement with its neighbours -in South America.

  11. Reconfiguración del capitalismo globalizado y resistencias desde América Latina

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    Marco Raúl Mejía

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    Full Text Available Esta re exi n busca mostrar el panorama de los cambios ocurridos en el mundo que marcan una nueva poca y recon guran el capitalismo, y c mo afectan la vida de todas las personas. Asimismo, presenta el surgimiento en Am rica Latina de corrientes de pensamiento que pro- ponen alternativas al capitalismo vigente, rescatando los postulados del buen vivir-vivir bien de algunos de sus pueblos originarios, y el derecho a tener una mirada propia del desarrollo desde el Sur, sin subordinaciones o sometimientos al pensamiento hegem nico occidental actual.

  12. Hacer teología de la Comunicación desde América Latina

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    Sierra Gutiérrez, Luis Ignacio; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá - Colombia

    1998-01-01

    Este artículo es un análisis del debate teológico sobre comunicación en América Latina. El autor resume los principales documentos de la iglesia Católica acerca de los medios, la cultura y la evangelización de la vida moderna.

  13. Pathways to Achievement: Career and Educational Aspirations and Expectations of Latina/o Immigrant Parents and Early Adolescents

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    Chavira, Gabriela; Cooper, Catherine R.; Vasquez-Salgado, Yolanda

    2016-01-01

    Drawing on sociocultural and related theories, 4 questions examined career and educational aspirations and expectations among 24 immigrant Latina/o early adolescents and their parents as predictors of students' grades. First, adolescents' career aspirations and expectations were correlated, and both parents and adolescents held educational…

  14. Amor y Salud (Love and Health): a preconception health campaign for second-generation Latinas in Oregon.

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    Dixon-Gray, Lesa A; Mobley, Allison; McFarlane, Julie M; Rosenberg, Kenneth D

    2013-01-01

    To develop, and implement, a social marketing campaign to increase preconception health knowledge among second-generation Latinas in Oregon. Social marketing demonstration project. Latino communities in five Oregon counties. Target populations included young Latinas (18-29 years old) born in the United States of immigrant parents in five Oregon counties, and their family members. Intervention. A radionovela, Amor y Salud, was developed that featured a Latina and her fiancé preparing for marriage and family. Social media, Web sites, and culturally relevant print materials promoted the radio campaign. Process data, social media metrics, Google analytics, online and intercept surveys were collected. Basic frequencies and descriptive statistics were used. Twelve episodes were produced in English and Spanish and played on nine radio stations a total of 2098 times. The Facebook page was viewed 11,000 times, and radionovela episodes were played a total of 776 times. Amor y Salud used mixed media--radio, social media, print materials--to encourage Latinas to consider their preconception health. Anecdotally, we heard positive comments from community members and local media regarding the radionovela; however, evaluation challenges prevent us from saying conclusively that knowledge on this topic increased.

  15. A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as "Sitios y Lengua"

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    de los Rios, Cati V.

    2013-01-01

    Drawing from a nine-month critical teacher inquiry investigation, this article examines the experiences of eleventh and twelfth grade students who participated in a year-long Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies course in California shortly after the passing of Arizona House Bill 2281 (HB 2281). Through a borderlands analysis, I explore how these students…

  16. La dimensión subjetiva de la política en América Latina

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    Aristinete Bernardes Oliveira Neto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El título del trabajo La dimensión subjetiva de la política en América Latina tiene el propósito de despertar a primera vista dos preguntas fundamentales: ¿por qué América Latina? y ¿por qué la subjetividad? Son dos temas que provocan tanto prejuicios como curiosidades en el ámbito académico de la filosofía. La opción por América Latina surgió de una experiencia personal como estudiante de filosofía. Con frecuencia nos sentimos desafortunados al tratar de ajustar los conocimientos adquiridos con las realidades que nos afectan como ciudadanos. La vida académica, sin lugar a dudas, se llena de sentido cuando nos damos cuenta de que es posible llevar al ámbito académico aquellos fantasmas que nos quedan en la mente, abstraídos de las crudas y sanguinarias imágenes de terror que encontramos a lo largo del continente. A través del estudio de la filosofía podemos pensar y soñar en nuevas sociedades humanas. En fin, me decidí por América Latina, porque aquí está mi destino.

  17. Sacrificing a Latina/o Presence in the Professoriate: An Analysis of Affirmative Action as Racial Remedy and Silent Covenant

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    Espino, Michelle M.

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on the extent to which affirmative action policies and practices as remedies for racial injustice in higher education reflect a silent covenant that sacrifices the cultivation and presence of Latina/o faculty. Drawing upon the lived experiences of 22 Mexican American faculty and post-doctoral fellows, the author argues that,…

  18. Teaching for Empowerment and Excellence: The Transformative Potential of Teacher Expectations in an Urban Latina/o Classroom

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    Liou, Daniel D.; Rojas, Leticia

    2016-01-01

    The researchers conducted a study to gather information about one Chicano teacher's disposition and perception of high expectations for his Latina/o students and their opportunities to learn. Findings of this paper demonstrate the ways in which institutional memory such as an ethnic studies college education as well as this teacher's…

  19. Understanding the Interconnectedness between Language Choices, Cultural Identity Construction and School Practices in the Life of a Latina Educator

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    Mercuri, Sandra Patricia

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative research looks at the effects that language choices and cultural practices have on identity development in the education of minority students in the United States. It examines the educational journey of Irma, a Latina educator. Through the analysis of interviews with the participant, this paper intends to show the effects of…

  20. The New Juan Crow in Education: Revealing Panoptic Measures and Inequitable Resources That Hinder Latina/o Postsecondary Pathways

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    Madrigal-Garcia, Yanira I.; Acevedo-Gil, Nancy

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    This qualitative study examined the distribution of inequitable resources, a culture of control, and implications for postsecondary pathways for Latinas/os in five California high schools. This study integrated critical race theory in education, school culture, and the concept of "panopticon" to examine school structures, climate, and…

  1. Counterstories about Leadership: A Latina School Principal's Experience from a Less Documented View in an Urban School Context

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    Hernandez, Frank; Murakami, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    Latina/o school leaders are receiving increasing visibility in research based on their representation in K-12 administrative ranks. However, even though they bring cultural knowledge in providing social and academic support to teachers, families, and especially students of color, their own experiences still reflect less documented histories and…

  2. Social networks and social support for healthy eating among Latina breast cancer survivors: implications for social and behavioral interventions.

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    Crookes, Danielle M; Shelton, Rachel C; Tehranifar, Parisa; Aycinena, Corina; Gaffney, Ann Ogden; Koch, Pam; Contento, Isobel R; Greenlee, Heather

    2016-04-01

    Little is known about Latina breast cancer survivors' social networks or their perceived social support to achieve and maintain a healthy diet. This paper describes the social networks and perceived support for healthy eating in a sample of breast cancer survivors of predominantly Dominican descent living in New York City. Spanish-speaking Latina breast cancer survivors enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored dietary intervention. Social networks were assessed using Cohen's Social Network Index and a modified General Social Survey Social Networks Module that included assessments of shared health promoting behaviors. Perceived social support from family and friends for healthy, food-related behaviors was assessed. Participants' networks consisted predominantly of family and friends. Family members were more likely than other individuals to be identified as close network members. Participants were more likely to share food-related activities than exercise activities with close network members. Perceived social support for healthy eating was high, although perceived support from spouses and children was higher than support from friends. Despite high levels of perceived support, family was also identified as a barrier to eating healthy foods by nearly half of women. Although friends are part of Latina breast cancer survivors' social networks, spouses and children may provide greater support for healthy eating than friends. Involving family members in dietary interventions for Latina breast cancer survivors may tap into positive sources of support for women, which could facilitate uptake and maintenance of healthy eating behaviors.

  3. Building Social Capital in Hightown: The Role of "Confianza" in Latina Immigrants' Social Networks in the New South

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    Fitts, Shanan; McClure, Greg

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we examine the social networks of immigrant Latinas from two women's groups in northwestern North Carolina. We explore how participants built social capital and confidence in self through sharing knowledge and experiences in intimate, "mujerista" spaces. We argue that traditional analyses of social capital, framed in…

  4. AESA 2012 Presidential Address "What My Community Means to Me": Reimagining Civic Praxis with Latina/Chicana Feminisms

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    Villenas, Sofia A.

    2015-01-01

    This article invites imaginings of democracy and education with and through "other" knowledges. It argues for the possibilities of working across difference as articulated in the transnational, border, and decolonial perspectives of Chicana/Latina feminisms. Specifically, it explores Gloria Anzaldúa's notions of…

  5. Identify the Cracks; That's Where the Light Slips In: The Narratives of Latina/o Bilingual Middle-Class Youth

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    Lapayese, Yvette V.

    2016-01-01

    In this qualitative study, I examine the intersections of learner identity, power, and language through the experiences and insights of Latina/o 2nd-generation middle-class children who occupy a unique positionality between the discourses surrounding bilingual education. Through narrative inquiry, emerging bilingual middle-class students actualize…

  6. El Libro de Recuerdos (Book of Memories): A Latina Student's Exploration of Self and Religion in Public School

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    Reyes, Cynthia C.

    2009-01-01

    This article is an exploration of how an alternative text reflects the multiple identities of one high school Latina, focusing in particular on her religious identity. In this ethnographic case study, the author addresses three questions: 1) In what ways does literacy activity inside the school, in the form of the science scrapbook, allow for this…

  7. Modeling the Effects of Diversity Experiences and Multiple Capitals on Latina/o College Students' Academic Self-Confidence

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    Nunez, Anne-Marie

    2009-01-01

    This study develops a model predicting academic self-confidence for 2nd-year Latina/o college students. Findings indicate that forms of academic, cultural, social, and intercultural capital (the capacity to negotiate diverse racial and ethnic environments) are positively associated with academic self-confidence. The prevalence of negative…

  8. Sowing the "Semillas" of Critical Multicultural Citizenship for Latina/o Undocumented Youth: Spaces in School and out of School

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    Salazar, Maria del Carmen; Martinez, Lisa M.; Ortega, Debora

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    The purpose of this study is to address how spaces in school and out of school support or constrain undocumented Latina/o youths' development as critical multicultural citizens. We draw on data from a multi-phase, qualitative study to present findings indicating that the youths persevered through academic and civic engagement. Ultimately, the…

  9. BRCA genetic counseling among at-risk Latinas in New York City: new beliefs shape new generation.

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    Sussner, Katarina M; Edwards, Tiffany; Villagra, Cristina; Rodriguez, M Carina; Thompson, Hayley S; Jandorf, Lina; Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B

    2015-02-01

    Despite the life-saving information that genetic counseling can provide for women at hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer (HBOC) risk, Latinas disproportionately underuse such services. Understanding Latinas' beliefs and attitudes about BRCA genetic counseling may be the key to better health promotion within this underserved, at-risk group. We conducted 12 focus groups (N = 54) with at-risk Latina women in New York City, followed by 30 in-depth interviews among a subset of the focus group women. Both were professionally transcribed, translated where applicable and data analysis was completed by two coders trained in qualitative methods. Results revealed personal and community knowledge about BRCA genetic counseling was relatively low, although women felt largely positive about counseling. The main motivator to undergo genetic counseling was concerns about learning family members' cancer status, while the main barrier was competing demands. Generational differences were apparent, with younger women (approximately machismo, fatalismo, destino) to undergoing genetic counseling. Participants were largely enthusiastic about educational efforts to increase awareness of genetic counseling among Latinos. Revealing the beliefs and attitudes of underserved Latinas may help shape culturally appropriate educational materials and promotion programs to increase BRCA genetic counseling uptake within this underrepresented community.

  10. Teacher Agency in Bilingual Spaces: A Fresh Look at Preparing Teachers to Educate Latina/o Bilingual Children

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    Palmer, Deborah; Martinez, Ramon Antonio

    2013-01-01

    This review poses an increasingly common--and increasingly urgent--question in the field of teacher education: How can teachers best be prepared to educate Latina/o bilingual learners? The answers that the authors offer here challenge some of the prevailing assumptions about language and bilingualism that inform current approaches to teacher…

  11. Healthy Start Programa Madrina: A Promotora Home Visiting Outreach and Education Program to Improve Perinatal Health among Latina Pregnant Women

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    Bill, Debra E.; Hock-Long, Linda; Mesure, Maryann; Bryer, Pamela; Zambrano, Neydary

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of Healthy Start Programa Madrina (HSPM), a home visiting promotora outreach and education program for Latina pregnant women and to present the 10-year findings of the program (1996-2005). Perinatal health disparities continue to persist among low-income…

  12. The Effects of English Language Proficiency and Curricular Pathways: Latina/os' Mathematics Achievement in Secondary Schools

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    Mosqueda, Eduardo; Maldonado, Saul I.

    2013-01-01

    This study analyzes nationally-representative quantitative data from the first (2002) and second (2004) waves of the Educational Longitudinal Study to examine the relationship between Latina/o secondary school students' degree of English-language proficiency (ELP), mathematics course-taking measures, and 12th grade mathematics achievement.…

  13. Latina/o Parent Organizing for Educational Justice: An Ethnographic Account of Community Building and Radical Healing

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    Nygreen, Kysa

    2017-01-01

    This article describes a parent organizing effort with Latina/o immigrant parents in a large, high-poverty, racially and linguistically diverse urban school district. Drawing from ethnographic research and the theoretical framework of "mujerismo," it examines the relational processes of community building and radical healing that…

  14. The Influence of Loneliness and Interpersonal Relations on Latina/o Middle School Students' Wellbeing

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    Heredia, Dagoberto, Jr.; Sanchéz Gonzalez, Mayra L.; Rosner, Christine M.; He, Xiao; Castillo, Linda G.; Ojeda, Lizette

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    This study examined associations of loneliness and relationships (e.g., teacher/student relationships, peer support, and family support) with wellbeing among Latina/o middle school students. A hierarchical regression analysis demonstrated that age and loneliness predicted wellbeing; older students and students with high levels of loneliness…

  15. The school readiness of children born to low-income, adolescent Latinas in Miami.

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    Briceno, Ana-Carolina Loyola; De Feyter, Jessica J; Winsler, Adam

    2013-01-01

    Although studies show teenage parenting and low socioeconomic status predict poor child academic performance, limited research has examined relations between teen parenting and children's school readiness within low-income Latina mothers. In the context of the Miami School Readiness Project, low-income preschoolers (N = 3,023) attending subsidized child-care programs were assessed on cognitive, language, and fine motor skills, and parents and teachers reported on children's social skills and behavior concerns. Maternal teenage status at time of birth, maternal education, child attachment, child immigrant generational status, language, and other demographic variables were explored, as they uniquely and interactively predicted children's school readiness. Teenage parenting among low-income Latinas in this sample was less frequent (15%) than national estimates and more common among mothers born in the United States. Teen parenting was negatively associated with child cognitive and language competence at age 4, controlling for background variables. Maternal receipt of a high school diploma contributed additively, rather than interactively, to child outcomes. Parent-reported strong child attachment served as a buffer against the negative effects of teen parent status on child outcomes. Implications for intervention are discussed. © 2013 American Orthopsychiatric Association.

  16. Predictors of Gestational Weight Gain among White and Latina Women and Associations with Birth Weight

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    Milagros C. Rosal

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    Full Text Available This study examined racial/ethnic differences in gestational weight gain (GWG predictors and association of first-trimester GWG to overall GWG among 271 White women and 300 Latina women. Rates of within-guideline GWG were higher among Latinas than among Whites (28.7% versus 24.4%, p<0.016. Adjusted odds of above-guideline GWG were higher among prepregnancy overweight (OR = 3.4, CI = 1.8–6.5 and obese (OR = 4.5, CI = 2.3–9.0 women than among healthy weight women and among women with above-guideline first-trimester GWG than among those with within-guideline first-trimester GWG (OR = 4.9, CI = 2.8–8.8. GWG was positively associated with neonate birth size (p<0.001. Interventions targeting prepregnancy overweight or obese women and those with excessive first-trimester GWG are needed.

  17. O conceito de América Latina: uma visão francesa

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    Dilma Castelo Branco Diniz

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este texto tem o objetivo de esclarecer o significado e a história do conceito de América Latina, descrevendo o seu nascimento, na segunda metade do século XIX, seu apogeu, no início do século XX e suas principais modificações ocorridas depois de 1945, dentro de uma perspectiva francesa.Palavras-chave: América Latina; França.Résumé: Ce texte a pour but d’éclairer la signification et l’histoire du concept d’Amérique latine, en décrivant sa naissance dans la seconde moitié du XIXe. siècle, son apogée au début du XXe. siècle et ses principales modifications survenues après 1945, dans une perspective française.Mots-clés: Amerique Latine; France.Keywords: Latin America; France.

  18. Social isolation and perceived barriers to establishing social networks among Latina immigrants.

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    Hurtado-de-Mendoza, Alejandra; Gonzales, Felisa A; Serrano, Adriana; Kaltman, Stacey

    2014-03-01

    Research has identified numerous mechanisms through which perceived social isolation and lack of social support negatively impact health. Little research attention has been dedicated to factors that influence the development of social networks, which have the potential to decrease perceptions of social isolation and provide social support. There is mixed evidence concerning the availability of supportive social networks for Latinos in the US. This study explores trauma-exposed Latina immigrants' experiences of social isolation in the US and its perceived causes. Twenty-eight Latina immigrant women participated in an interview about traumatic experiences. Informal help seeking and the availability of friendships in the US were also queried. Frequent comparisons between experiences in their home countries and in the US shaped the emerging themes of social isolation and lack of social support. Women reported feeling lonely, isolated, closed-in, and less free in the US due to family separation and various obstacles to developing and maintaining relationships. Socioeconomic, environmental, and psychosocial barriers were offered as explanations for their limited social networks in the US. Understanding experiences of social isolation as well as barriers to forging social networks can help inform the development of social support interventions that can contribute to improved health among Latinos.

  19. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR LATINOS AND LATINAS IN THE RURAL U.S.

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    Sergio Cristancho

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El aumento de la población Latina rural en EEUU representa un reto para la provisión de servicios de salud mental adecuados. B arreras de acceso como el aislamiento geográfico , limitaciones en el transporte público , escasez de proveedores /as de servicios y su limitada competencia cultural son particularmente marcadas . La psicología comunitaria puede hacer contribuciones significat ivas para resolver este grave problema de salud pública. En este artículo , nos basamos en nuestra experiencia investigativa y de extensión con inmigrantes Latinos y Latinas en áreas rurales de la región centr o - occidental de los EEUU para ilustrar percepcio nes sobre su situación de salud mental y su necesidad de servicios. También hacemos recomendaciones acerca de los cambios necesarios para aumentar la capacidad técnica de provisión de servicios en salud mental que respondan a las necesidades de esta poblac ión. Esto incluye el desarrollo de nuevos programas para responder a las prioridades comunitarias, el entrenamiento de promotores de salud o enlaces comunitarios para facilitar el acceso y la navegación en el sistema de salud, y realizar abogacía.

  20. Racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and substance abuse among Latina/os nationwide.

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    Otiniano Verissimo, Angie Denisse; Gee, Gilbert C; Ford, Chandra L; Iguchi, Martin Y

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates the relationship between discrimination and substance abuse among Latina/os, and further examines whether this relationship differs by gender and type of discrimination. Analyses focus on the Latina/o respondents (n = 1,039 men; n = 1,273 women) from the National Latino and Asian American Study carried out from 2002-2003. Outcomes were alcohol abuse and drug abuse measured using DSM-IV definitions and criteria. Additional covariates included immigrant characteristics and demographics. Analyses were completed using gender-stratified multinomial logistic regression. Men reported more discrimination (39.6% vs. 30.3%) and had higher prevalence of alcohol abuse (16.5% vs. 4.5%) and drug abuse (9.5% vs. 2.3%) than women. Discrimination was significantly associated with increased risk of alcohol abuse for women and increased risk of drug abuse for men. Men and women also varied in the types of discrimination (e.g., racial vs. gender) reported, and in the associations between these types of discrimination and substance abuse. These data indicate that discrimination is associated with different substance abuse outcomes between genders. Future research should consider the mechanisms that explain these differences.

  1. Reducing time-to-treatment in underserved Latinas with breast cancer: the Six Cities Study.

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    Ramirez, Amelie; Perez-Stable, Eliseo; Penedo, Frank; Talavera, Gregory; Carrillo, J Emilio; Fernández, María; Holden, Alan; Munoz, Edgar; San Miguel, Sandra; Gallion, Kipling

    2014-03-01

    The interaction of clinical and patient-level challenges following a breast cancer diagnosis can be a significant source of health care disparities. Failure to address specific cultural features that create or exacerbate barriers can lead to less-than optimal navigation results, specifically in Hispanic/Latino women. To address these disparities, the study leaders in San Antonio, Texas, and 5 other regional partners of the federally-funded Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network developed a culturally-tailored patient navigation intervention model for Latinas with breast cancer. Compared with control patients, a higher percentage of navigated subjects initiated treatment within 30 days (69.0% versus 46.3%, P = .029) and 60 days (97.6% versus 73.1%, P = .001) following their cancer diagnosis. Time from cancer diagnosis to first treatment was lower in the navigated group (mean, 22.22 days; median, 23.00 days) than controls (mean, 48.30 days; median, 33.00 days). These results were independent of cancer stage at diagnosis and numerous characteristics of cancer clinics and individual participants. Successful application of patient navigation increased the percentage of Latinas initiating breast cancer treatment within 30 and 60 days of diagnosis. This was achieved through navigator provision of services such as accompaniment to appointments, transportation arrangements, patient telephone support, patient-family telephone support, Spanish-English language translation, and assistance with insurance paperwork. © 2013 American Cancer Society.

  2. Health Literacy Predicts Change in Physical Activity Self-efficacy Among Sedentary Latinas

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    Dunsiger, Shira I.; Pekmezi, Dorothy W.; Marcus, Bess H.

    2017-01-01

    Health literacy (HL) is associated with preventive health behaviors. Self-efficacy is a predictor of health behavior, including physical activity (PA); however, causal pathways between HL and self-efficacy for PA are unknown, especially among Latinas who are at risk for chronic disease. To explore this potential relationship, secondary analyses were conducted on data [Shortened Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), PA self-efficacy, and socio-demographics] from a 6-month, randomized controlled trial of a print-based PA intervention (n = 89 Spanish-speaking Latinas). Linear regression models revealed associations between HL and baseline self-efficacy in addition to changes in self-efficacy at 6-months. After controlling for significant covariates, higher HL scores were associated with lower baseline PA self-efficacy. Regardless of treatment assignment, higher HL scores at baseline predicted greater changes in PA self-efficacy at 6-months. HL may contribute to Latinas’ improved PA self-efficacy, though further research is warranted. PMID:22733230

  3. From Multilatina to Global Latina: Unveiling the corporate-level international strategy choices of Grupo Nutresa

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    Full Text Available Research on Multilatinas has underexplored multinationals from Colombia and their corporate-level international strategy choices to develop into Global Latinas. Building on interviews, documents, and archival data about Grupo Nutresa -Colombia's most international firm in manufactured goods-, this study unveils and discusses this firm's corporate-level international strategy choices between 1960 and 2014. A prevailing notion is that most multinationals from Latin America continue to target international operations to focus mainly on their home region through an export, multidomestic or transnational corporate-level international strategy. In contrast, data show that Grupo Nutresa chose to evolve through a sequential approach from an export to a transnational corporate-level international strategy while its international operations were able to transcend its home region to reach North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. These results add to international business research on emergent market multinational companies (EMNCs from Latin America by unveiling the corporate-level international strategy choices of a Colombian origin Multilatina that transformed into a Global Latina.

  4. Arbitraje en América Latina. Consideraciones en materia de inversiones

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    Natasha Suñé

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    Full Text Available Los países de América Latina atravesaron distintas etapas en relación a su postura frente al arbitraje. Fueron, en distintos período de tiempo, precursores, reticentes e innovadores ante este medio alternativo de solución de controversias, y hoy deberían encontrar un posicionamiento común. Quizá como respuesta a las deficiencias de los sistemas multilaterales o frente a un desequilibro entre los intereses de los países desarrollados y en desarrollo, se vislumbra una necesidad de adecuación de los métodos de resolver conflictos a un mecanismo más equitativo y representativo de distintos intereses. Ante esta realidad son los países de la región quienes deben posicionarse y negociar con una única voz. Más aún en relación a las consideraciones particulares en materia de inversiones que debieran emprender en los próximos años. Para analizar la temática del arbitraje en América Latina, dividiremos en etapas históricas los posicionamientos frente a este mecanismos de solución de disputas (precursora, reticente e innovadora para luego analizar el estado actual, los desafíos que enfrenta la región en materia de inversiones y las perspectivas futuras.

  5. Nueva faceta del capitalismo del siglo XXI en América Latina

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    Samuel Lichtensztejn

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    Full Text Available Desde fin del siglo XX el sistema económico, político y social a nivel global ha entrado en un proceso de cambios, que en varios países de América Latina, parecía podría haber sido de oportunidades en varios ámbitos, sin embargo no han tenido los beneficios esperados. Si bien varios gobiernos de la región emergieron con un discurso nacional y popular con aspiraciones de crecimiento económico con distribución de la riqueza, aspiración democrática y bienestar social, poco a poco se fue desvaneciendo en gran medida por una serie de políticas públicas en el ámbito económico, político y social. Lo que está caracterizando el capitalismo del siglo XXI en América Latina.

  6. Normative Ideals, “Alternative” Realities: Perceptions of Interracial Dating among Professional Latinas and Black Women

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    Rocio Garcia

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    Full Text Available Family types continue to expand in the U.S., yet normative patterns of endogamy and the privileging of nuclear families persist. To understand how professional women of color navigate endogamy and family ideals, I draw on 40 in-depth interviews of professional Black women and Latinas to ask how they construct partner preferences. I find that professional Latinas and Black women prefer same-race, similarly educated partners but report significant barriers to satisfying these desires. Respondents’ experiences with racism, the rejection of ethno-racial and cultural assimilation, gendered racism from men of color, and the college gender gap emerge as mechanisms for endogamous preferences. These preferences resist and support hegemonic family formation, an ideological and behavioral process that privileges, white, middle class, endogamous, heteronormative ideals for families comprising courtship, marriage, and biological childbearing. By challenging the racial devaluation of people of color while preferring the normativity that endogamy offers, the women in this study underscore the fluidity embedded in endogamy.

  7. POLÍTICAS MACROPRUDENCIALESEN LA AMÉRICA LATINA. Fundamentos institucionales

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    Luis I. Jácome

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    Full Text Available Entre los legados que deja la crisis financiera de los Estados Unidos y países de Europa está la implantación de políticas macroprudenciales en estos países y en un número creciente de otros países del mundo, incluidos algunos de la América Latina, con el fin de evitar nuevas crisis financieras. Esta reforma ha significado el establecimiento de nuevas bases institucionales, el uso de modelos e indicadores que permitan anticipar y prevenir que dichas crisis ocurran y el uso de instrumentos correctivos de la acumulación de vulnerabilidades financieras. Este estudio examina los aspectos institucionales de la política macroprudencial en la América Latina, las decisiones que se han tomado, y sus fortalezas y debilidades. En particular, analiza el alcance de estas reformas en los dos modelos institucionales que existen en esta región para la aplicación de las políticas monetarias y financieras: el modelo “Pacífico” que incluye a países como Chile, Colombia, Perú, Costa Rica y México, y el modelo “Atlántico”, que incluye a países como Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay.

  8. Por La Vida model intervention enhances use of cancer screening tests among Latinas.

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    Navarro, A M; Senn, K L; McNicholas, L J; Kaplan, R M; Roppé, B; Campo, M C

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    To describe the short-term impact of the intervention known as Por La Vida (PLV) on cancer screening for Latinas in San Diego, California. Thirty-six lay community workers (consejeras) were recruited and trained to conduct educational group sessions. Each consejera recruited approximately 14 peers from the community to participate in the program. The consejeras were randomly assigned to either a twelve-week cancer screening intervention group or a control group in which they participated in an equally engaging program entitled "Community Living Skills." Pre- and post-intervention self-report information was obtained from project participants on the use of cancer screening examinations. Outcome measures were changes in the percentages of women who had breast and cervical cancer screening test within the past year before and after the intervention occurred. Experimental and control groups were compared using t-tests. Analyses were conducted using both consejeras and participants as the unit of analysis. The increase in the use of the cancer screening test was higher in the PLV cancer intervention group in comparison to women in the community living skills control group. Key to the PLV intervention model is the identification of natural helpers in the Latino community and their subsequent training in intervention based on social learning theory using culturally appropriate educational materials. The model is an effective and viable approach for increasing the use of cancer screening tests in Latinas of low socioeconomic level and low level of acculturation.

  9. Estructura y dimensión de las industrias infocomunicacionales en América Latina

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    Guillermo Mastrini

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta resultados parciales de la investigación “Estructura y concentración de las industrias culturales y las telecomunicaciones en América Latina”, que dirigieron los profesores Guillermo Mastrini (Universidad de Buenos Aires y Martín Becerra (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, y que desarrollaron con un grupo organizado por el Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPyS. La investigación detalla, con datos sobre el año 2000, la estructura de las industrias de la cultura, la comunicación y la información en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela. Así mismo, se establece una comparación –basándose en los indicadores de acceso y facturación que permiten observar el tamaño de los mercados de prensa escrita, libro, disco, cine, televisión abierta y de pago, radio y telefonía fija y telefonía móvil–, sobre el desarrollo y el impacto del sector en América Latina.

  10. Experiencia educativa de la radio en América Latina

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    Iris Prieto

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta una visión general de la actividad que en el campo educativo ha desarrollado la radio en América Latina, destacando el modelo puesto en práctica por ACPO en Sutatenza, Colombia, imitado por otras emisoras católicas latinoamericanas que posteriormente se constituyeron en el eje fundamental para la creación de la Asociación Latinoamérica de Educación Radiofónica, ALER, convertida hoy en el sistema satelital más importante de América y del cual forma parte el Instituto Radiofónico Fe y Alegría (IRFA, organismo que con su red de emisoras, ha llevado adelante una serie de estrategias comunicacionales que le han servido para enfrentar los retos y exigencias de su acción en la educación popular. Para lograr el objetivo propuesto se hizo una revisión de varios investigadores que se han dedicado al estudio de este tema, entre los que se cuentan Lewis y Booth, Bernal, Figueroa, Geerts y Van Oeyen, García, O'Sullivan y Correa. Los resultados permiten concluir que ha sido muy importante la labor de las emisoras para la educación en América Latina.

  11. Resisting Negative Images and Stereotypes: One Latina Prospective Teacher’s Story

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    Full Text Available This article focuses on one Latina prospective teacher’s act of resisting negative stereotypes regarding attire imposed upon her by a white female principal.  The event is embedded within a larger life history study that explores the experiences of bilingual Latino prospective teachers in the elementary education program of a large Midwestern university.  The selected narrative is contextualized in relation to resistance narratives. Patricia Morales tells about her experiences in U.S. schools.  It explores how Patricia’s life history is marked by experiences of discrimination, yet how her constructions of these events represent “counterstories” (Delgado, 2000; Solorzano & Yosso, 2002 through which she “talks back” (hooks, 1989 to distorted images and stereotypes.  Patricia’s narratives are shown to constitute creative acts of resistance through which she negotiates a positive and affirming identity (Suarez-Orozco & Suarez-Orozco, 2001 as a Latina prospective teacher.   Keywords: preservice teachers; teacher education; Latino critical race theory; narrative inquiry

  12. Las cibercampañas en América Latina: potencialidades y limitantes

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    Andrés Valdez Zepeda

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available El escrito aborda el desarrollo de las cibercampañas en América Latina a la luz de las transformaciones políticas de cuño democrático de las últimas décadas y de la socialización de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y las telecomunicaciones (NTIC que se ha observado en la región. Se analiza el caso de seis países de este subcontinente (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México y Venezuela que han incorporado las NTIC como parte central de las estrategias de campaña en las elecciones generales. Se analizan también las potencialidades y limitantes de este tipo de campañas. Se concluye que las cibercampañas llegaron para quedarse en América Latina, ya que su nivel de socialización tecnológica avanza a pasos agigantados. Sin embargo, este tipo de campañas tiene sus limitantes para lograr sus objetivos ante un electorado con bajos niveles educativos y cada día más decepcionado de la clase política.

  13. Discrimination, drugs, and alcohol among Latina/os in Brooklyn, New York: differences by gender.

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    Otiniano Verissimo, Angie Denisse; Gee, Gilbert C; Iguchi, Martin Y; Ford, Chandra L; Friedman, Samuel R

    2013-07-01

    Based on a stress-coping framework, the present study investigates the relationship between discrimination and substance use, and the moderating effects of gender. This cross-sectional study analyzes data from Latina/o young adults aged 18-25 (N = 401) from Brooklyn, New York. Multinomial logistic regression was used to test the association between discrimination and substance use. Discrimination was significantly associated with increased odds of substance use adjusting for covariates (e.g. age, education). Gender was a moderator. Discrimination was associated with increased risk of alcohol/cannabis and hard drug use among young Latina women. However, discrimination was associated with decreased risk of alcohol/cannabis use and increased risk of hard drug use among young Latino men. These findings suggest that discrimination is generally associated with risk for substance use, but further that the outcomes vary by gender. Future research should explore gender-specific dimensions of discrimination and their associations with other outcomes. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. A Transmedia Storytelling Intervention With Interactive Elements to Benefit Latinas' Mental Health: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Efficacy.

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    Heilemann, MarySue V; Soderlund, Patricia D; Kehoe, Priscilla; Brecht, Mary-Lynn

    2017-10-19

    Latinos report higher rates of depression and anxiety than US whites but are less likely to receive care. Transmedia storytelling interventions accessible on the Internet via smartphones, tablets, and computers hold promise for reducing reluctance to explore or get help for symptoms because they are private, convenient, and can reach large numbers of people, including Latinas with mental health needs. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a mental health transmedia intervention for Latinas with elevated symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both. A total of 28 symptomatic English-speaking Latina women aged 21 to 48 years participated in a 6-week study using a within-group design. All aspects of the study were completed via telephone or Internet. Participants used their personal devices to engage the Web-based transmedia intervention (in English) that included story-based videos, a data-informed psychotherapeutic video, an interactive video sequence, and a blog written from the point of view of one of the characters with links to mental health resources. Perceived confidence to get help and perceived importance for seeking immediate help were both measured using single-item questions. Participants completed surveys at baseline (via telephone) and 1 and 6 weeks after media engagement that measured various factors, including depression (Patient Health Questionnaire; PHQ-9 and PHQ-8) and anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale; GAD-7). A telephone interview was conducted within 72 hours of media engagement. Action taken or intentions to get help (single-item question) and talking about the videos with others (single-item question) were measured 1 and 6 weeks after media engagement. Repeated measures analysis of variance was used to assess change in depression (PHQ-8) and anxiety (GAD-7) before transmedia engagement and 1 and 6 weeks after. Spearman correlations evaluated the association of confidence and

  15. Engaging Latina Cancer Survivors, their Caregivers, and Community Partners in a Randomized Controlled Trial: Nueva Vida Intervention

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    Rush, Christina L.; Darling, Margaret; Elliott, Maria Gloria; Febus-Sampayo, Ivis; Kuo, Charlene; Muñoz, Juliana; Duron, Ysabel; Torres, Migdalia; Galván, Claudia Campos; Gonzalez, Florencia; Caicedo, Larisa; Nápoles, Anna; Jensen, Roxanne E.; Anderson, Emily; Graves, Kristi D.

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    Introduction Few studies have evaluated interventions to improve quality of life (QOL) for Latina breast cancer survivors and caregivers. Following best practices in community-based participatory research (CBPR), we established a multi-level partnership among Latina survivors, caregivers, community-based organizations (CBOs), clinicians and researchers to evaluate a survivor-caregiver QOL intervention. Methods A CBO in the mid-Atlantic region, Nueva Vida, developed a patient-caregiver program called Cuidando a mis Cuidadores (Caring for My Caregivers), to improve outcomes important to Latina cancer survivors and their families. Together with an academic partner, Nueva Vida and 3 CBOs established a multi-level team of researchers, clinicians, Latina cancer survivors, and caregivers to conduct a national randomized trial to compare the patient-caregiver program to usual care. Results Incorporating team feedback and programmatic considerations, we adapted the prior patient-caregiver program into an 8-session patient- and caregiver-centered intervention that includes skill-building workshops such as managing stress, communication, self-care, social well-being, and impact of cancer on sexual intimacy. We will measure QOL domains with the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), dyadic communication between the survivor and caregiver, and survivors’ adherence to recommended cancer care. To integrate the intervention within each CBO, we conducted interactive training on the protection of human subjects, qualitative interviewing, and intervention delivery. Conclusion The development and engagement process for our QOL intervention study is innovative because it is both informed by and directly impacts underserved Latina survivors and caregivers. The CBPR-based process demonstrates successful multi-level patient engagement through collaboration among researchers, clinicians, community partners, survivors and caregivers. PMID:25377349

  16. Efficacy of a Health Educator–Delivered HIV Prevention Intervention for Latina Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    DiClemente, Ralph J.; Villamizar, Kira; Er, Deja L.; DeVarona, Martina; Taveras, Janelle; Painter, Thomas M.; Lang, Delia L.; Hardin, James W.; Ullah, Evelyn; Stallworth, JoAna; Purcell, David W.; Jean, Reynald

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    Objectives. We developed and assessed AMIGAS (Amigas, Mujeres Latinas, Inform andonos, Gui andonos, y Apoy andonos contra el SIDA [friends, Latina women, informing each other, guiding each other, and supporting each other against AIDS]), a culturally congruent HIV prevention intervention for Latina women adapted from SiSTA (Sistas Informing Sistas about Topics on AIDS), an intervention for African American women. Methods. We recruited 252 Latina women aged 18 to 35 years in Miami, Florida, in 2008 to 2009 and randomized them to the 4-session AMIGAS intervention or a 1-session health intervention. Participants completed audio computer-assisted self-interviews at baseline and follow-up. Results. Over the 6-month follow-up, AMIGAS participants reported more consistent condom use during the past 90 (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 4.81; P < .001) and 30 (AOR = 3.14; P < .001) days and at last sexual encounter (AOR = 2.76; P < .001), and a higher mean percentage condom use during the past 90 (relative change = 55.7%; P < .001) and 30 (relative change = 43.8%; P < .001) days than did comparison participants. AMIGAS participants reported fewer traditional views of gender roles (P = .008), greater self-efficacy for negotiating safer sex (P < .001), greater feelings of power in relationships (P = .02), greater self-efficacy for using condoms (P < .001), and greater HIV knowledge (P = .009) and perceived fewer barriers to using condoms (P < .001). Conclusions. Our results support the efficacy of this linguistically and culturally adapted HIV intervention among ethnically diverse, predominantly foreign-born Latina women. PMID:22021297

  17. Picking fruit from our backyard's trees: The meaning of nostalgia in shaping Latinas' eating practices in the United States.

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    Viladrich, Anahí; Tagliaferro, Barbara

    2016-02-01

    Based on a focus group study conducted in New York City (NYC), this paper examines the traditional staples (i.e., nostalgic foods) that Latinas regularly consume in the U.S., along with their beliefs regarding the impact of such foods on weight gain and related body image. Our research findings highlight the "double-bind" of nostalgic foods, defined by Latinas' retention of highly caloric familiar items along with their progressive abandonment of fresh produce and fruits. Despite participants' efforts to eat healthy staples from their homelands, they mostly kept foods perceived as unhealthy (e.g., fatty meats, fried foods). This phenomenon was informed by the "same-food paradox," represented by Latinas' beliefs that the same traditional foods that would make them lose weight in their native countries would lead them to gain weight in the U.S. Our qualitative data show that participants' concerns about their weight gain in the U.S. is in tune with their general body dissatisfaction, as indicated by our quantitative results. Finally, our findings reveal the role of stress in promoting Latinas' deleterious daily habits, including their consumption of fat-saturated snacks. Overall, these results speak to the cultural and structural barriers to healthy eating that financially strapped study participants experienced in NYC. In order to design successful public health interventions targeting Latinas, the nostalgic aspects of food preferences should be considered in conjunction with the barriers that keep them from engaging with healthier lifestyles in the U.S. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Informalidad y modelos de bienestar en América Latina Informalidad y modelos de bienestar en América Latina

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    Full Text Available This work performed a comparative analysis of the labour markets and its relationship with the social spending in Latin America using indicators of labour market from tabulated of the Permanent Survey in Homes in 18 countries of the continent and data of the Commission for analysis of public expenditure of ECLAC.
    The paper argued that, there are two welfare models in Latin America and are structured from the interaction between occupational model and the specific characteristics of labour market. The difference in both groups lies in the ways that the population are integrated. The article conclude that the role of the informal sector in economic growth and in the processes of social stratification, makes the informality a differential factor because produce that the social exclusion appears in two levels; first in terms to stay inside or outside of the occupational structure; second to stay incorporated in a in a precarious way.El presente trabajo realiza un análisis comparativo de los mercados de trabajo y su relación con el gasto social en América Latina. Para ello se analizan indicadores del mercado laboral a partir de tabulados de la Encuesta Permanente en Hogares en 18 países y datos provenientes de la Comisión para análisis del gasto público de la CEPAL.
    La idea principal que se defiende es que, en América Latina, existen dos modelos de bienestar que se estructuran a partir de la interacción entre el modelo ocupacional y las características específicas del mercado de trabajo. La diferencia entre los países de ambos grupos reside en los modos de integración de la población. La conclusión es que el rol del sector informal en el crecimiento económico y en los procesos de estratificación social, lo transforma en un factor diferencial en la medida que los procesos de exclusión se producen en dos niveles; por un lado, en términos de estar dentro o fuera de la estructura ocupacional; por otro, estar incorporado de

  19. Mujer Sana, Familia Fuerte: The Effects of a Culturally-Relevant, Community-Based, Promotores Program to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening among Latinas.

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    McDonough, A Manuela; Vargas, Marcela; Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena; Garcia, Melawhy; Galvez, Gino; Rios-Ellis, Britt

    2016-01-01

    Although cervical cancer can be prevented through screening and follow-up, Latinas' rate of Pap tests remains low due to knowledge gaps and cultural and attitudinal factors. This study used a single-group pre-/post-test design to evaluate the effectiveness of Mujer Sana, Familia Fuerte (Healthy Woman, Strong Family), an intervention intended to improve Latinas' cervical cancer prevention knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy to obtain a Pap test, and intention to get tested. The intervention is delivered through a single session by promotores de salud, who use a culturally competent, linguistically appropriate toolkit. A total of 5,211 Latinas participated in the study. The evaluation indicated that participants had increases in knowledge, positive attitudes, self-efficacy, and intention to test. Latinas have a low rate of cervical cancer screening but a high rate of cervical cancer, and Mujer Sana, Familia Fuerte shows promise as a public health practice for use with this population.

  20. Resenha do livro “América Latina: sociedade e meio ambiente. Teorias, retóricas e conflitos em desenvolvimento”

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    Book review: FLORIANI, Dimas; HEVIA, Antonio Elizalde (Orgs.). América Latina: sociedade e meio ambiente. Teorias, retóricas e conflitos em desenvolvimento. Curitiba: Editora da UFPR, 2016. 348 p. ISBN: 9788584800278

  1. Resenha do livro “América Latina: sociedade e meio ambiente. Teorias, retóricas e conflitos em desenvolvimento”

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    Full Text Available Book review: FLORIANI, Dimas; HEVIA, Antonio Elizalde (Orgs.. América Latina: sociedade e meio ambiente. Teorias, retóricas e conflitos em desenvolvimento. Curitiba: Editora da UFPR, 2016. 348 p. ISBN: 9788584800278

  2. Understanding the cultural health belief model influencing health behaviors and health-related quality of life between Latina and Asian-American breast cancer survivors.

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    Lim, Jung-won; Gonzalez, Patricia; Wang-Letzkus, Ming F; Ashing-Giwa, Kimlin T

    2009-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to (1) describe health behaviors and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Latina and Asian-American breast cancer survivors (BCS), (2) estimate possible culturally driven predictors of health behaviors and HRQOL, and (3) compare pathways for predicting health behaviors and HRQOL between the two groups. Secondary data were used to investigate health behaviors and HRQOL among 183 Latina and 206 Asian Americans diagnosed with breast cancer. The study methodology was guided by the health belief model and the contextual model of HRQOL. Structural equation modeling was used to test cultural predictors on health behaviors of BCS. Asian Americans reported higher emotional and physical well-being scores than Latina-Americans. Confirmatory factor analyses demonstrated the adequacy of the two-factor model ("powerful others" and "sociocultural factors") in the cultural health belief construct for Latina and Asian-American BCS. In the structural model, Latinas and Asian Americans showed different pathways in the predicted relationships among the variables. For Latina-Americans, doctor-patient relationship was positively related to exercise, and in turn, influenced physical and emotional well-being. For Asian Americans, treatment decisions and the "sociocultural factor" were significantly related to stress management. This study adds to the existing literature in that no study has focused on cultural health beliefs and health behaviors between Latina and Asian-American BCS. Evidence that Latinas and Asian Americans varied in the patterns of cultural factors influencing health behaviors and HRQOL might lead to the development of culturally sensitive breast cancer interventions for promoting positive health behavior and ultimately increasing HRQOL.

  3. The Socio-Cultural and Leadership Experiences of Latina Four-Year College and University Presidents: A Traves de sus Voces (Through Their Voices)

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    Maes, Johanna B.

    2012-01-01

    The Latina population in the United States is one of the largest of all racial and ethnic groups, and it is expected to grow exponentially within the next forty years. Despite these large numbers of Latinas in the U.S., there is a disparity with this population who are leading our nation's four-year colleges and universities. A reason for…

  4. Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Develop a Community-Level HIV Prevention Intervention for Latinas: A Local Response to a Global Challenge

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    Rhodes, Scott D.; Kelley, Casey; Simán, Florence; Cashman, Rebecca; Alonzo, Jorge; McGuire, Jamie; Wellendorf, Teresa; Hinshaw, Kathy; Allen, Alex Boeving; Downs, Mario; Brown, Monica; Martínez, Omar; Duck, Stacy; Reboussin, Beth

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    Introduction and Background The arsenal of interventions to reduce the disproportionate rates of HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) infection among Latinos in the United States lags behind what is available for other populations. The purpose of this project was to develop an intervention that builds on existing community strengths to promote sexual health among immigrant Latinas. Methods Our community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership engaged in a multistep intervention development process. The steps were to (1) increase Latina participation in the existing partnership, (2) establish an intervention team, (3) review the existing sexual health literature, (4) explore health-related needs and priorities of Latinas, (5) narrow priorities based on what is important and changeable, (6) blend health behavior theory with Latinas’ lived experiences, (7) design an intervention conceptual model, (8) develop training modules and (9) resource materials, and (10) pretest and (11) revise the intervention. Results The MuJEReS intervention contains five modules to train Latinas to serve as lay health advisors (LHAs) known as “Comadres.” These modules synthesize locally collected data with other local and national data, blend health behavior theory with the lived experiences of immigrant Latinas, and harness a powerful existing community asset, namely, the informal social support Latinas provide one another. Conclusion This promising intervention is designed to meet the sexual health priorities of Latinas. It extends beyond HIV and STDs and frames disease prevention within a sexual health promotion framework. It builds on the strong, preexisting social networks of Latinas and the preexisting, culturally congruent roles of LHAs. PMID:22483581

  5. Entrevista a johan galtung. construyamos paz y democracia en américa latina: aportes a su debate y concreción

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    Roa Suárez, Hernando

    2012-01-01

    En esta entrevista al profesor Johan Galtung, realizada en el 2011, se abordan temas vinculados a la evolución de aspectos estructurales de la América Latina en los últimos cuatro decenios. Desde enfoques y perspectivas vinculados a la construcción de la paz y la democracia en América Latina, el profesor Galtung responde a diversos interrogantes  sobre el mundo contemporáneo.

  6. Los ejes de la tercera vía en América Latina

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    Roberto Patricio KORZENIEWICZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Este artículo analiza los desafíos actuales para el desarrollo de una Tercera Vía de corte social democrático en América Latina. Una vez revisadas las diferentes perspectivas y criticas en torno a dicho proyecto, este trabajo especula sobre su proceso de implementación y las posibilidades que el mismo brinda para la formación tanto de un nuevo Régimen Internacional de Política (RIP como de un nuevo Sistema Global de Bienestar (SGB. El argumento principal es que a pesar del impacto significativo que los aggiornados proyectos social democráticos tendrían sobre la formación de un RIP en América Latina, el protagonismo y relevancia social y político de la Tercera Vía serían menores sin la simultánea articulación de un SGB, algo que los autores estiman como poco probable. El artículo concluye con una discusión sobre los posibles escenarios alternativos para la Tercera Vía y los procesos de transformación social y política en América Latina.ABSTRACT: This article analyzes current efforts to develop a progressive "Third Way" to social and political reform in Latin America. After briefly reviewing the perspectives of advocates and critics of such a political strategy, the article distinguishes the likely future of such a strategy in shaping the emergence of (1 a new "International Policy Regime" (IPR; and (2 a "Global Welfare System" (GWS. The anide argues that although "Third Way" projects are likely to have a significant impact in shaping a new IPR in Latin America, they are less likely to result in the development of a GWS. Without the latter, the greatest political impact of a "Third Way" is likely to be restricted primarily to high income countries. We conclude by discussing alternative scenarios for "Third Way" reform and the implications of these projects for contemporary patterns of social and political change in Latin America.

  7. Obama, in the mirror of the America Latina Press / Obama, en la Prensa Latinoamericana

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    Dr. Rogelio Rivera Fernández; rogelioriverafernandez@msn.com

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this written, was done a description and analysis over the mediatic covering directed to Barack Obama as elected president of the United States of America in the main national journals from Latin America. In particular between November 2008 and January 2009, were checked the journals: Clarín from Argentina, El Mercurio from Chile, Ultimas Noticias de Venezuela, and Excélsior, Reforma and Milenio from Mexico In this article were explained causes that have generated Obama as has been converted in mediatic phenomenon around the world with characteristics of political celebrity in Latin America. As conclusion Latin American press has been covered only the actions and movements related to Obama and his family and many of this very close to trivial and anecdotal, transforming in certain way critical sense maintained for journal lines press over the last presidents of United States. En el escrito se hace una descripción y análisis, a la luz de la teoría de media setting, sobre la cobertura mediática que tuvo Barack Obama como presidente electo de los Estados Unidos en los principales diarios nacionales de América Latina. En lo particular, se revisaron los diarios Clarín, de Argentina; El Mercurio, de Chile; Últimas Noticias, de Venezuela, y los diarios Excélsior, Reforma y Milenio, de México, entre noviembre de 2008 y enero de 2009. Se explican, también, las causas que han generado que Obama se haya convertido en un fenómeno mediático mundial y las características que ha tomado la cobertura informativa sobre esta celebridad de la política en América Latina. Se concluye que la cobertura mediática sobre los movimientos y acciones de Obama y su familia fue muy amplia y complaciente, generando miles de historias y notas periodísticas, muchas de ellas rayando en cuestiones triviales y anecdóticas, trasformando, de cierta forma, el sentido crítico que tradicionalmente había prevalecido en la prensa latina sobre los mandatarios de los

  8. Time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer in Latina and non-Hispanic white women: the six cities study.

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    Ramirez, Amelie G; Pérez-Stable, Eliseo J; Talavera, Gregory A; Penedo, Frank J; Carrillo, J Emilio; Fernandez, Maria E; Muñoz, Edgar; Long Parma, Dorothy; Holden, Alan Ec; San Miguel de Majors, Sandra; Nápoles, Anna; Castañeda, Sheila F; Gallion, Kipling J

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    Time delay after an abnormal screening mammogram may have a critical impact on tumor size, stage at diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival of subsequent breast cancer. This study was undertaken to evaluate disparities between Latina and non-Hispanic white (NHW) women in time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer after an abnormal screening mammogram, as well as factors contributing to such disparities. As part of the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Redes En Acción research network, clinical records of 186 Latinas and 74 NHWs who received abnormal screening mammogram results were reviewed to determine the time to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Data was obtained from participating clinics in six U.S. cities and included demographics, clinical history, and mammogram characteristics. Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox proportional hazards models were used to test differences in median time to definitive diagnosis by ethnicity after adjusting for clinic site, demographics, and clinical characteristics. Time-to-event analysis showed that Latinas took 2.2 times longer to reach 50% definitively diagnosed with breast cancer relative to NHWs, and three times longer to reach 80% diagnosed (p=0.001). Latinas' median time to definitive diagnosis was 60 days compared to 27 for NHWs, a 59% gap in diagnosis rates (adjusted Hazard Ratio [aHR] = 1.59, 95% CI = 1.09, 2.31; p=0.015). BI-RADS-4/5 women's diagnosis rate was more than twice that of BI-RADS-3 (aHR = 2.11, 95% CI = 1.18, 3.78; p=0.011). Disparities in time between receipt of abnormal screening result and definitive diagnosis adversely affect Latinas compared to NHWs, and remain significant after adjusting for demographic and clinical variables. With cancer now the leading cause of mortality among Latinos, a greater need exists for ethnically and culturally appropriate interventions like patient navigation to facilitate Latinas' successful entry into, and progression through, the cancer care

  9. Movimientos sociales rurales en América Latina: en el ojo de la tormenta

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    Leandro Vergara Camus

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    Full Text Available Actualmente los movimientos campesinos en América Latina presentan un carácter vivaz académica y políticamente. Durante las últimas dos décadas, los movimientos sociales rurales han sido el sustento de la izquierda latinoamericana, logrando agitar las agendas de gobiernos en algunos países del continente. Se han presentado como la vanguardia de la movilización social en contra del neoliberalismo; han derribado gobiernos; han provisto apoyo a gobiernos nacionalistas de izquierda y populistas; y se han involucrado en la lucha global en contra de las transnacionales de agroindustria a través de la Vía Campesina o la Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC.

  10. MÉTODOS TEOLÓGICOS NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Francisco Taborda

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    Full Text Available A finalidade deste trabalho é apresentar métodos teológicos usados na América Latina, sem qualquer pretensão a ser completo. Num primeiro momento serão descritos cinco métodos, escolhidos por serem significativos da originalidade da produção teológica latino-americana. Num segundo momento do trabalho, ficará evidenciado que esses cinco métodos têm um horizonte espiritual comum, próprio à situação latinoamericana, como continente de pobres. Numa terceira parte, procurar-se- á justificar a característica hermenêutica desses diversos métodos.

  11. SOBRE EL EMPRENDIMIENTO EN AMÉRICA LATINA: MITOS Y REALIDADES

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    Alejandro Schnarch Kirberg

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    Full Text Available América Latina y El Caribe, se caracterizan por una alta tasa de emprendimiento entre su población activa, según destaca cada año el informe Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM. De hecho, la actividad empresarial total es incluso mayor que en el caso de países desarrollados. Sin embargo, el porcentaje de fracasos continúa, siendo bastante elevado, y el crecimiento de la productividad ha sido en promedio históricamente muy bajo. En este contexto, hay tres aspectos que resultan fundamentales para comenzar bien y adecuadamente un proceso emprendedor y que pueden ser el origen de muchas frustraciones, reveses y errores: el no saber diferenciar ideas de oportunidades, carecer de un modelo de negocio y no utilizar las herramientas del marketing.

  12. Partidos Políticos Modulares. Un Recurso para América Latina

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    Robinson Salazar Pérez

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    Full Text Available El ocaso de los partidos políticos en América Latina ha desanudado los comportamientos y prácticas políticas que algunas veces ponen el riesgo la estabilidad de la frágil democracia instaurada en los años noventa, por lo que se requiere nuevas formas organizacionales que modifiquen las estructuras, la participación y el discurso de los partidos a fin de que recuperen el estatus de representación política y de mediación entre el Estado y la sociedad. Los partidos políticos modulares son una opción inteligente y funcional para reconstruir un domo convergente que de cabida a diversos sectores sociales que no se sienten representados.

  13. América Latina, Kissinger y la UPI: errores y omisiones desde Mexico

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    Fernando Reyes Matta

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    Full Text Available Análisis de la información transmitida por la Agencia Internacional de noticias UPI, durante los días 21, 22 y 23 de febrero de 1974, a raíz de la Reunión de Ministros de Re­laciones Exteriores de América, en Tlatelolco. Incluye ejemplos del contenido ideológico de la información difundida y de la obvia intención de informar los problemas de acuer­do al interés de los Estados Unidos, con perjuicio para los intereses de los países latinoamericanos y particularmente de Ecuador y Venezuela; presentando "una América Latina que no es la que los latinoamericanos viven, pero en la que termina por creer por la fuerza comunicativa que tiene la agencia".

  14. Territórios e Paisagens na América Latina

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    Claudia Maria Leal Leon

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    Full Text Available Como invenção moderno-colonial, a América Latina por séculos foi vista como “espaço” puro, um continente vazio a ser preenchido. Pretensamente impelidos e agraciados pela vontade divina, os europeus viam a si mesmos como agentes históricos no duplo sentido da expressão, ou seja, como atores e escritores do drama da colonização. Com suas armas, sua biota e suas letras, os colonizadores ao mesmo tempo criaram e preencheram o “espaço” americano – exterminando e substituindo as populações nativas (humanas e não-humanas, geometrizando a representação da terra e registrando alfabeticamente uma história regional sob a perspectiva dos invasores...

  15. Contágio financeiro na América Latina

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    Eduardo Augusto do Rosário Contani

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    A análise das interdependências e contágio dos países da América Latina em relação aos EUA é o objetivo principal deste trabalho. A dinâmica dos mecanismos de transmissão de volatilidade nos mercados de ações e de CDS (Credit Default Swap) foi alterada a partir da crise iniciada em 2008. A tese apresenta a revisão de literatura sobre crises financeiras, seus mecanismos de transmissão e a sua relação com os fatores macroeconômicos dos países latinos. Em seguida são apresentados os dados secund...

  16. Pluralidade da representação na América Latina

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    Maria da Glória Gohn

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este texto destaca formas de ações coletivas civis organizadas em movimentos sociais ou redes sociais que participam de programas e projetos sociais institucionalizados na América Latina, com destaque para o caso brasileiro na última década. As questões investigadas são: Quem são os atores sociais que protagonizam essas ações associativas? Que público e demandas representam? Que impactos essas demandas geraram na sociedade e no poder público? Que respostas elas têm obtido? Ao final, desenvolvem-se algumas considerações sobre as manifestações sociais ocorridas em junho de 2013 no Brasil, no contexto dos cenários apresentados ao longo do texto.

  17. Desafíos del nuevo constitucionalismo en América Latina

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    Miguel Carbonell

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    Full Text Available En este artículo el autor hace una revisión histórica de las cartas constitucionales expedidas a partir de finales del siglo XVIII. Luego se centra en la consideración de experiencias constitucionales de algunos países lationamericanos. Por último, aborda los que llama desafios para el constitucionalismo del siglo XXI en América Latina: a el conocimiento público del contenido de las Constituciones, b su aplicabilidad efectiva, c la formación de profesionales en materia constitucional y d la interiorización de las normas jurídicas por parte de la sociedad.

  18. Historia de la Iglesia en América Latina: una interpretación

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    Enrique Dussel

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    Full Text Available (primeiro parágrafo do artigo Todo acontecimiento histórico es irrepetible, único. Todo relato o descripción de un hecho histórico (el "hecho" no es el acontecimiento mismo, sino una manera de manifiestarse no puede ser transparente, neu-tral, inmediato. Todo relato supone una "interpretación", sea ésta conciente o no, querida o no voluntariamente intentada . Toda historia de la Iglesia (como relato científico — Historie — y no como el acontecimiento mismo — Gesehen — supone un cierto manejo de los hechos eclesiales. De la concepción (sea cotidiana o teológica que se tenga de lá Iglesia dependerá la historia que se haga. En América Latina estamos intentando una historia de la Iglesia desde una cierta experiencia y teologia de la comunidad institucional fundada por Jesucristo.

  19. Rusia y América Latina: las agendas compatibles hacia el futuro

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    Pio García

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Las ventas recientes de armas rusas a América Latina alertan a gobiernos y analistas sobre el riesgo de una nueva expansión militar coordinada desde Moscú. Este diagnóstico es infundado, porque la atención estratégica de la Federación Rusa se limita a su área periférica. En cambio, el propósito de ampliar las relaciones con la región latinoamericana es deseable, ante todo para establecer una alianza económica que aproveche el recurso humano y tecnológico y evite el riesgo compartido de cambiar los planes industriales por la mutua especialización en la actividad agrícola y extractiva, según los requerimientos de la nueva división internacional del trabajo.

  20. Associations between mental health, substance use, and sexual abuse experiences among Latinas.

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    Ulibarri, Monica D; Ulloa, Emilio C; Salazar, Marissa

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    This study examined self-reported sexually abusive experiences in childhood and adulthood as correlates of current drug use, alcohol abuse, and depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Participants were 204 Latina women 18-34 years old. Results indicated significant relationships between history of sexual abuse (regardless of age of occurrence), depression symptoms, PTSD symptoms, alcohol abuse, and drug use. When examined separately, childhood sexual abuse was associated with symptoms of depression, PTSD, and substance use but not alcohol abuse behaviors. Experiencing sexual abuse in adulthood was associated with symptoms of depression, alcohol abuse behaviors, and substance use but not PTSD symptoms. Structural equation modeling showed that substance use partially mediated the relationship between sexual abuse and mental health outcomes. These findings suggest mental health and substance use services should incorporate treatment for trauma, which may be the root of comorbid mental health and substance use issues.

  1. Endocardite por lactococcus garvieae: primeiro relato de caso da América Latina

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    Tatiana Franco Hirakawa

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Lactococcus garvieae, patógeno zoonótico emergente, é responsável por mastite em ruminantes e septicemia em peixes. Embora seja considerado oportunista e raramente causar infecções em humanos, sua incidência deve estar subestimada devido à dificuldade do diagnóstico. Há pouquíssimos relatos de osteomielite, abscesso hepático e peritonite, e apenas nove casos descritos na literatura mundial de endocardite. Relatamos o primeiro caso de endocardite por Lactococcus garvieae da América Latina em paciente portadora de prótese valvar metálica, com quadro de febre diária, calafrios, nodos de Osler e seis hemoculturas positivas para Lactococcus garvieae, que preenchiam os critérios de Duke para o diagnóstico de "endocardite infecciosa definitiva"

  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Latina Adolescents: Supplemental Dialectical Corollaries and Treatment Targets.

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    Germán, Miguelina; Smith, Heather L; Rivera-Morales, Camila; González, Garnetta; Haliczer, Lauren A; Haaz, Chloe; Miller, Alec L

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    The primary aim of this paper is to describe extreme behavioral patterns that the authors have observed in treating Latina adolescents who are suicidal and their parents within the framework of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). These extreme patterns, called dialectical corollaries, serve to supplement the adolescent/family dialectical dilemmas described by Rathus and Miller (2002) as part of dialectical behavior therapy for suicidal adolescents with borderline personality features. The dialectical corollaries proposed are "old school versus new school" and "overprotecting" versus "underprotecting," and they are described in-depth. We also identify specific treatment targets for each corollary and discuss therapeutic techniques aimed at achieving a synthesis between the polarities that characterize each corollary. Lastly, we suggest clinical strategies to use when therapists reach a therapeutic impasse with the parent-adolescent dyad (i.e., dialectical failures).

  3. Cem anos de desenvolvimento e solidão na América Latina

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    Martins, Herbert Toledo; UFRB – Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia. Cruz das Almas – BA – Brasil.; Castro, Dhanyane Alves; UFBA – Universidade Federal da Bahia. Salvador – BA – Brasil.

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    O presente trabalho é um exercício de interpretação de algumas dimensões da América Latina, a partir do romance Cem Anos de Solidão de Gabriel Garcia Márquez. Parte-se da hermenêutica proposta por Paul Ricouer para a interpretação/ressignificação do mundo do romance. Dessa maneira, pretendemos recontextualizar a referida obra e, por seu intermédio, analisar os impactos e as transformações que o desenvolvimento econômico provoca sobre uma comunidade imaginária e, desse modo, interpretar a Amér...

  4. Estudo dos aspectos éticos dos transplantes na América Latina

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    Virgínia Maria Coelho de Holanda

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    Full Text Available Respeitando recomendações da OMS, foi feito estudo retrospectivo comparativo das Legislações de 16 Países da América Latina, a saber Argentina, Bolívia, Brasil, Colômbia, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba, Equador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguai, Peru, República Dominicana e Venezuela, do período de 1963 a 1992, enfatizando-se os aspectos éticos referentes a doação, determinação da morte, conflito de interesses, seleção do receptor, comercialização e intercâmbio internacional de órgãos.

  5. Establishing LA VIDA: a community-based partnership to prevent intimate violence against Latina women.

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    Maciak, B J; Guzman, R; Santiago, A; Villalobos, G; Israel, B A

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    LA VIDA--the Southwest Detroit Partnership to Prevent Intimate Violence Against Latina Women--evolved in response to community concern about the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the lack of culturally competent preventive and support services for Latino women and men in southwest Detroit. Since 1997, diverse organizations have mobilized as a community-academic partnership to ensure the availability, accessibility, and utilization of IPV services. This article describes and analyzes the evolution of LA VIDA within a community-based participatory research framework using a case study approach that draws on multiple data sources including group and individual interviews and field notes. The challenges and lessons learned in addressing a complex multifaceted problem such as IPV in an ethnic minority community are highlighted in an examination of the process of mobilizing diverse organizations, conducting community diagnosis and needs assessment activities, establishing goals and objectives within a social ecological framework, and integrating evaluation during the development phase.

  6. English- and Spanish-speaking Latina mothers' beliefs about food, health, and mothering.

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    Gomel, Jessica N; Zamora, Angela

    2007-10-01

    Parent beliefs regarding food, health, and child feeding behaviors among Latinos have not been well-documented. A series of eight focus groups were conducted with English-speaking and Spanish-speaking low-income Latina mothers of preschoolers to investigate their beliefs regarding how food and food preparation are related to their children's health and to their own roles as mothers. Systematic content analysis using NUDIST 6 revealed seven themes discussed by the focus groups. Integration of these themes revealed three major areas of consideration: (1) a lack of connection between the domains of eating, overweight, and health outcomes; (2) the role of parent modeling of eating behaviors; and (3) the use of feeding strategies that may not be conducive to the development of healthy eating behaviors. Furthermore, the data suggest that there are important distinctions among Latinos based on language preference, and that a "one-size-fits-all" approach to modeling Latino mothers' feeding beliefs may not be appropriate.

  7. Why Latinas With Breast Cancer Select Specific Informal Caregivers to Participate With Them in Psychosocial Interventions.

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    Badger, Terry; Segrin, Chris; Swiatkowski, Paulina; McNelis, Melissa; Weihs, Karen; Lopez, Ana Maria

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    The purpose of this study is to describe the reasons 88 Latinas with breast cancer selected specific supportive others to participate in an 8-week psychosocial intervention. Participants were asked one open-ended question during the baseline assessment for a larger clinical trial: "Could you tell me more about why you selected [insert name] to participate in the study with you?" A content analysis of the responses found three thematic categories: source of informational or emotional support, concern for the informal caregiver's welfare, and special characteristics or qualities of the informal caregiver. These findings reflected both the cultural value of familism, the woman's role as caregiver to the family ( marianismo), and the man's role of provider ( machismo). Findings provide support for including the supportive person identified by the patient during a health crisis rather than the provider suggesting who that should be. Psychosocial services designed and implemented through such a cultural lens are more likely to be successful.

  8. Mecanismos de democracia directa en América Latina: Una revisión comparada

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    Steffan Gómez Campos

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Parte de la premisa que concibe a la democracia directa como una forma de reforzar la democracia representativa, en tanto exista una sólida cultura política y un marco institucional arraigado en los principios democráticos fundamentales. Realiza una perspectiva comparada basada fundamentalmente, en las previsiones constitucionales de los 18 países de América Latina. Tiene como objetivo primordial comparar los arreglos institucionales en materia de democracia directa, para establecer las características comunes y diferencias más significativas dentro de la región. Con base en ello se clasifican los mecanismos de democracia directa en las siguientes tres categorías: a el referéndum (y el plebiscito; b la iniciativa popular; y c la revocatoria de mandato.

  9. Narrative Influences on "Desire to Act in My Community" in Digital Storytelling Workshops for Latina Teens.

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    Larkey, Linda; Del Toro-Mejías, Lizbeth; DiFulvio, Gloria; Gubrium, Aline

    2018-04-01

    Digital storytelling workshops are increasingly being used to capture lived experiences and develop/disseminate health promotion messages for vulnerable and marginalized populations. Thirty female Latina teens of varied sexual/parity status produced digital stories of significant life experiences in a group context and then viewed and evaluated them using the Narrative Quality Assessment Tool. This tool was used to examine participants' experience of emotional engagement and identification with each story as well as a single-item indicator of desire to "do something in my community" related to the story. Emotional engagement was moderately strong; identification scores were neutral relative to the stories. Emotional engagement was strongly, significantly related to "desire to act in my community," while identification was not related. Emotional engagement should be considered an important factor to incorporate in the production of digital stories for purposes of developing interest in social action beyond the digital storytelling workshop.

  10. INVERSIÓN EXTRANJERA DIRECTA, CRECIMIENTO ECONÓMICO Y DESIGUALDAD EN AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Macarena Suanes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la relación entre la inversión extranjera directa ( IED , el crecimiento económico y la desigualdad de ingresos en América Latina. Con un panel de datos para 18 economías durante el periodo 1980-2009, se estiman dos ecuaciones que recogen la relación entre la IED y el crecimiento económico y la desigualdad de ingresos, respectivamente. Los principales resultados obtenidos confirman el impacto positivo de la IED sobre el crecimiento económico, y evidencian impactos significativos no lineales sobre la desigualdad de ingresos: si bien la IED provoca un incremento en la desigualdad, a partir de determinados niveles de IED (en porcenta - je del PIB induce a una mayor equidad.

  11. Inflación en alimentos en América Latina

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    Barberis, Julián; Selva, Rafael A.

    2008-01-01

    "Agflación" es la denominación que se le dio a la escalada de precios de las materias primas agrícolas como el maíz, trigo y soja y su efecto en el nivel general de precios. La inflación sube en el mundo, pero el efecto es mayor en la periferia que en el centro. En este informe, tomamos nota de la suba a nivel mundial de los commodities del agro, indagamos en sus causas y verificamos su impacto en la inflación doméstica de un conjunto de países de América Latina. Centro de Investigación en...

  12. A COBERTURA INTERNACIONAL NO JORNAL NACIONAL: O LUGAR DA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Maria de Jesus Daiane Rufino Leal

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A cobertura internacional é um dos conteúdos mais presentes no Jornal Nacional, da emissora TV Globo. O estudo investigou qual o lugar dos países latino-americanos nesta cobertura em relação ao espaço ocupado, às temáticas abordadas, aos formatos mais frequentes e à autoria dos conteúdos. Para tanto foi realizada uma Análise de Conteúdo do telejornal recorrendo-se as teorias do Agenda Setting, Espiral do Silêncio e estudos de Newsmaking como suporte para interpretar os resultados da análise. Constatou-se que o espaço destinado a América Latina é restrito e que os formatos não favorecem o conteúdo. Identificou-se ainda uma super-representação dos Estados Unidos e de alguns países europeus no telejornal. Palavras-chave: Jornalismo, Cobertura Internacional, América Latina.   ABSTRACT International coverage is one of the most content present in the Jornal Nacional of broadcaster TV Globo. The study investigated what the place of Latin American countries in this coverage in relation to the space occupied, the themes, the most common formats and the authorship of the contents. For both a content Analysis of television news using the theories of Agenda Setting, Espiral do Silêncio and Newsmaking studies as support for interpreting the results of the analysis. It was noted that the space for Latin America is restricted and that do not favor the content formats. Identificou-se ainda uma super-representação dos Estados Unidos e de alguns países europeus no telejornal.   Key words: Journalism, International Coverage. Latin America. 

  13. Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Substance Use Among Latina/os: Are They Gendered?

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    Jackson, Benita; Rivera-Olmedo, Noemi

    2016-01-01

    Background Prior research suggests that stronger racial/ethnic identification offsets negative effects of discrimination on substance use. Yet research in this area and on whether gender modifies this association is limited for Latina/os. Purpose The purpose of the present study is to examine whether different sources of discrimination (everyday and racial/ethnic) are associated with substance use (alcohol use disorder, smoking), if racial/ethnic identity buffers this association, and the potential moderating role of gender among these variables. Methods We present cross-sectional, US population-based data from the Latina/o adult sample (1427 females and 1127 males) of the National Latino and Asian American Study. Respondents completed self-reported measures of everyday and racial/ethnic discrimination, racial/ethnic identity, smoking status, and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) lifetime alcohol use disorder. Results Weighted logistic regression analyses showed that before inclusion of three-way interactions and adjusting for covariates, everyday discrimination predicted increased risk for any DSM-IV lifetime alcohol use disorders. Moderation analyses revealed that the effect of everyday discrimination on the risk of being a current smoker was strongest for Latino men with high levels of racial/ethnic identity compared to those with low racial/ethnic identity. No differences were noted among Latino women. There were no main or interaction effects of racial/ethnic discrimination for any substance use outcome. Conclusions Findings suggest differential associations for type of discrimination and outcome and that the role of racial/ethnic identity is gender-specific for smoking, appearing particularly detrimental for Latino men reporting high levels of racial/ethnic identity. PMID:26489844

  14. Salud es Vida: a Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women.

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    Luque, John S; Tarasenko, Yelena N; Reyes-Garcia, Claudia; Alfonso, Moya L; Suazo, Norma; Rebing, Laura; Ferris, Daron G

    2017-12-01

    This study examined the feasibility and efficacy of Salud es Vida-a promotora-led, Spanish language educational group session on cervical cancer screening (Pap tests)-self-efficacy (belief in ability to schedule and complete a Pap test), and knowledge among immigrant Hispanic/Latina women from farmworker backgrounds. These women are disproportionately burdened with cervical cancer, with mortality rates significantly higher than non-Hispanic whites. The two-arm, quasi-experimental study was conducted in four rural counties of Southeast Georgia in 2014-2015. Hispanic/Latina immigrant women aged 21-65 years and overdue for a Pap test were included as intervention (N = 38) and control (N = 52) group participants. The intervention was developed in partnership with a group of promotoras to create the toolkit of materials which includes a curriculum guide, a brochure, a flipchart, a short animated video, and in-class activities. Twelve (32 %) intervention group participants received the Pap test compared to 10 (19 %) control group participants (p = 0.178). The intervention group scored significantly higher on both cervical cancer knowledge recall and retention than the control group (p < 0.001). While there was no statistically significant difference in cervical cancer screening self-efficacy scores between the group participants, both groups scored higher at follow-up, adjusting for the baseline scores. The group intervention approach was associated with increased cervical cancer knowledge but not uptake of Pap test. More intensive interventions using patient navigation approaches or promotoras who actively follow participants or conducting one-on-one rather than group sessions may be needed to achieve improved screening outcomes with this population.

  15. Análisis del impuesto a las transacciones financieras en América Latina

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    María Consuelo González Pérez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objetivo analizar la aplicación del Impuesto a las Transacciones Financieras en América Latina, ya que en los últimos años se ha puesto de moda, debido a que permite generar un incremento en los ingresos de las finanzas públicas en épocas de crisis; uno de los propósitos de este impuesto es combatir la economía del sector informal e incrementar la recaudación fiscal a través de la información que se obtiene del sistema financiero; sustentándose en autores como González (2009, León (2006, Serra y Alfonso (2007, Shome (2000 entre otros. La metodología utilizada es cualitativa de tipo documental, lo que permitió estudiar leyes, reglamentos y documentos referenciados para analizar la implementación de este impuesto en diversos países de América Latina. En este estudio se considera al sector informal en el que parte de la economía de un país se encuentra constituida por individuos que trabajan por cuenta propia y se establecen como micros y pequeñas empresas que no están integradas plenamente en el marco institucional que regula las actividades económicas de cada país. Aún cuando la intencionalidad de implementar ese impuesto, ha sido de manera transitoria en los diferentes países, los gobiernos lo han convertido en permanente, manejando distintas tasas y el resultado obtenido a favorecido la recaudación y como consecuencia se ha reflejado un saneamiento en las finanzas públicas. Por lo tanto; la informalidad es una tarea que debe incluirse en los programas de gobierno encaminados a reducir este sector.

  16. LA INEQUIDAD EN EL CAMPO DE LA SALUD PUBLICA EN AMERICA LATINA: UNA CUESTION CRUCIAL

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    Bernardo Kliksberg

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    Full Text Available América Latina es considerada la región más desigual del planeta. Es el Continente donde, según múltiples fuentes, las polarizaciones son mayores en diversos campos, y el acceso a las oportunidades es marcadamente disímil para los diferentes sectores sociales. ¿Cómo impacta la inequidad latinoamericana el fundamental campo de la salud? ¿Qué problemas determina en esta área decisiva de la vida de las sociedades, y qué obstáculos y trabas pone al avance de los esfuerzos para mejorar la salud?.A pesar de su clara relevancia, este tema ha sido limitadamente puesto a foco. El objetivo de este trabajo es llamar la atención sobre el mismo, y contribuir a estimular este debate tan necesario. Para ello se subraya, en primer término, el papel central de la salud para el desarrollo, se reseñan las amplias brechas que existen, a pesar de ello, a nivel mundial entre países, y a su interior, se encaran ciertos difundidos mitos sobre cómo superar los problemas en salud, se exploran algunos de los principales impactos de la desigualdad de América Latina sobre aspectos básicos del campo de la salud y, finalmente, se sugieren algunas líneas de la gran tarea por realizar para enfrentar el peso de la inequidad sobre la salud pública.

  17. Maternal perceptions of infant hunger, satiety, and pressuring feeding styles in an urban Latina WIC population.

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    Gross, Rachel S; Fierman, Arthur H; Mendelsohn, Alan L; Chiasson, Mary Ann; Rosenberg, Terry J; Scheinmann, Roberta; Messito, Mary Jo

    2010-01-01

    Controlling feeding styles in which parents regulate feeding without responding to child cues have been associated with poor self-regulation of feeding and increased weight, but have not been well studied in infancy. We sought to assess maternal perception of infant feeding cues and pressuring feeding styles in an urban Latina Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) population. Secondary analysis of a larger study of Latina mothers participating in New York City WIC programs. We examined maternal perception of infant feeding cues and pressuring feeding style. Using logistic regression, we assessed: 1) characteristics associated with perceptions of cues and pressuring to feed, including sociodemographics, breastfeeding, and maternal body mass index; and 2) whether perceptions of cues were associated with pressuring feeding style. We surveyed 368 mothers (84% response rate). Most mothers perceived that babies sense their own satiety. However, 72% believed that infant crying must indicate hunger. Fifty-three percent believed that mothers should always make babies finish the bottle ("pressure to feed"). Pressuring feeding style was associated with foreign maternal country of birth (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 3.05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.66-5.60) and less than a high school education (AOR 1.81; 95% CI, 1.12-2.91). Two perceptions of feeding cues were related to pressuring feeding style: belief that infant crying must indicate hunger (AOR 2.59; 95% CI, 1.52-4.42) and infant hand sucking implies hunger (AOR 1.83; 95% CI, 1.10-3.03). Maternal characteristics influence perception of infant hunger and satiety. Interpretation of feeding cues is associated with pressuring feeding style. Improving responsiveness to infant cues should be a component of early childhood obesity prevention. 2010 Academic Pediatric Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. CIUDADANÍA EN EL CONTEXTO DEMOCRÁTICO DE AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Francisco Antonio Arias Murillo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación documental recoge una importante revisión bibliográfica que conduce a una reflexión crítica en torno al tema-problema de la ciudadanía, en el contexto de América Latina. Parte del trabajo crítico que sobre ciudadanía produce T. H. Marshall en la década del 50, retomado por Tom Bottomore, en 1992, con el fin de revisar la importancia y fuerza que vuelve a tomar el ciudadano en las nuevas condiciones sociales en que está inmerso el mundo político, hecho que corroboran, entre otros autores de la década del 90, Will Kymlicka y Wayne Norman con su ensayo sobre “El retorno del ciudadano: una revisión de la producción reciente en teoría de la ciudadanía”. Estos trabajos, que han potenciado y servido de base para pensar la ciudadanía en América Latina durante la última mitad del siglo XX, se toman aquí con el fin de dilucidar la realidad de la constitución de la ciudadanía en la región, sus formas de operar y las posibilidades del ejercicio ciudadano en el contexto de la democracia que se ha instaurado en el continente, y procura generar una reflexión sobre las condiciones en que ello podría ser posible, reconociendo las diferencias culturales que marcan nuestra constitución sociopolítica y que evidencian la presencia de las diversas ciudadanías en que hoy se está inmersos.

  19. Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Substance Use Among Latina/os: Are They Gendered?

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    Molina, Kristine M; Jackson, Benita; Rivera-Olmedo, Noemi

    2016-02-01

    Prior research suggests that stronger racial/ethnic identification offsets negative effects of discrimination on substance use. Yet research in this area and on whether gender modifies this association is limited for Latina/os. The purpose of the present study is to examine whether different sources of discrimination (everyday and racial/ethnic) are associated with substance use (alcohol use disorder, smoking), if racial/ethnic identity buffers this association, and the potential moderating role of gender among these variables. We present cross-sectional, US population-based data from the Latina/o adult sample (1427 females and 1127 males) of the National Latino and Asian American Study. Respondents completed self-reported measures of everyday and racial/ethnic discrimination, racial/ethnic identity, smoking status, and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) lifetime alcohol use disorder. Weighted logistic regression analyses showed that before inclusion of three-way interactions and adjusting for covariates, everyday discrimination predicted increased risk for any DSM-IV lifetime alcohol use disorders. Moderation analyses revealed that the effect of everyday discrimination on the risk of being a current smoker was strongest for Latino men with high levels of racial/ethnic identity compared to those with low racial/ethnic identity. No differences were noted among Latino women. There were no main or interaction effects of racial/ethnic discrimination for any substance use outcome. Findings suggest differential associations for type of discrimination and outcome and that the role of racial/ethnic identity is gender-specific for smoking, appearing particularly detrimental for Latino men reporting high levels of racial/ethnic identity.

  20. Physical activity and sedentary behaviors in postpartum Latinas: Madres para la Salud.

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    Ainsworth, Barbara E; Keller, Colleen; Herrmann, Stephen; Belyea, Michael; Records, Kathryn; Nagle-Williams, Allison; Vega-López, Sonia; Permana, Paska; Coonrod, Dean V

    2013-07-01

    To describe the physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors of postpartum Latinas who are overweight or obese before initiating Madres para la Salud, a social support-mediated walking intervention to promote postpartum weight loss. One hundred thirty-nine postpartum women (13.6 ± 7.7 wk since childbirth, age = 28.3 ± 5.6 yr, BMI = 29.7 ± 3.5 kg · m(-2); mean ± SD), recruited from organizations serving Latino residents in the Phoenix, Arizona, area completed the Stanford Brief Activity Survey and concurrently wore an accelerometer (ActiGraph) and a pedometer for 7 d and kept a PA record. Most were classified as inactive and lightly active on the Stanford Brief Activity Survey (51% inactive, 37% light, 11% moderate). Most time was spent in sedentary (512.0 ± 169.9 min · d(-1)) and light-intensity PA (242.4 ± 51.4 min · d(-1)) with less time in moderate-intensity lifestyle (78.3 ± 39.9 min · d(-1)), moderate-intensity walking (16.6 ± 14.4 min · d(-1)), and vigorous-intensity PA (0.34 ± 1.5 min · d(-1)). Pedometer steps per day were low (total = 4973 ± 2202 steps, aerobic = 412 ± 774 steps), with most participants rated as sedentary (61%) or low active (28.1%). Consistent with objective PA measures, PA records showed more time spent in light-intensity PA such as home care, cooking, child care and self-care tasks, occupation, religious events, and watching television. By and large, the postpartum Latinas enrolled spent most of their day in low-intensity activity levels with little time spent in health-enhancing PA levels/behaviors. This demographic should be the focus of PA interventions to increase PA to health-enhancing levels.

  1. Knowledge and attitudes about long-acting reversible contraception among Latina women who desire sterilization

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    White, Kari; Hopkins, Kristine; Potter, Joseph E.; Grossman, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Background There is growing interest in increasing the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), and suggestions that such methods may serve as an alternative to sterilization. However, there is little information about whether women who do not want more children would be interested in using LARC methods. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews with 120 parous Latina women in El Paso, Texas who wanted a sterilization but had not obtained one. We assessed women’s awareness of and interest in using the copper intrauterine device (IUD), levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), and etonogestrel implant. Findings Overall, 51%, 23% and 47% of women reported they had heard of the copper IUD, LNG-IUS and implant, respectively. More women stated they would use the copper IUD (24%) than the LNG-IUS (14%) or implant (9%). Among women interested in LARC, the most common reasons were that, relative to their current method, LARC methods were more convenient, effective, and provided longer-term protection against pregnancy. Those who had reservations about LARC were primarily concerned with menstrual changes. Women also had concerns about side effects and the methods' effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, preferring to use a familiar method. Conclusions Although these findings indicate many Latina women in this setting do not consider LARC an alternative to sterilization, they point to an existing demand among some who wish to end childbearing. Efforts are needed to improve women’s knowledge and access to a range of methods so they can achieve their childbearing goals. PMID:23816156

  2. Políticas Culturales en América Latina

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    Jaime Peña Novoa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La autora relata la historia de las Relaciones Públicas y dice que surgieron y se desarrollaron para legitimar ante el público los intereses económicos y políticos de quienes detentan el poder. Se cuestiona sobre el por qué no aplicar las relaciones públicas, en organizaciones populares, para que mejoren su publicación y orienten sus propósitos de desarrollo. El tema que aborda las Políticas culturales en América Latina acopia un extracto de lo más trascendente de los ensayos del libro editado por Néstor García Canclini. Sobre la telenovela se afirma que esta ha llegado a ser uno de los instrumentos más importantes de la comunicación popular: por ella desfilan las identidades de las más variadas culturas brasileñas. Y en cuanto a la caricatura se relata lo que ocurrió en el Seminario taller " Caricatura y Periodismo", realizado el(9-11 de Nov.- 1987 en el CIESPAL. El estudio sobre el mercado del vídeo se ve dificultado por la imprecisión de los datos obtenidos. Los datos oficiales no siempre se aproximan a la realidad, pues el mercado de vídeo se instauró en América Latina partiendo de una lógica totalmente diversa de los equipos de sonido e imagen.

  3. Latina and European American Girls’ Experiences with Academic Sexism and their Self-Concepts in Mathematics and Science During Adolescence

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    Leaper, Campbell

    2010-01-01

    The study investigated Latina and European American adolescent girls’ (N = 345, M = 15.2 years, range = 13 to 18) experiences with academic sexism in mathematics and science (M/S) and their M/S perceived competence and M/S value (liking and importance). M/S academic sexism was based on girls’ reported experiences hearing sexist comments about girls’ abilities in math and science. Older European American adolescents, and both younger and older Latina adolescents, who experienced several instances of academic sexism felt less competent in M/S than girls who experienced less sexism (controlling for M/S grades). In addition, among older girls (regardless of ethnicity), those who experienced several instances of academic sexism valued M/S less than girls who experienced less sexism. PMID:21212810

  4. Latina and European American Girls' Experiences with Academic Sexism and their Self-Concepts in Mathematics and Science During Adolescence.

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    Brown, Christia Spears; Leaper, Campbell

    2010-12-01

    The study investigated Latina and European American adolescent girls' (N = 345, M = 15.2 years, range = 13 to 18) experiences with academic sexism in mathematics and science (M/S) and their M/S perceived competence and M/S value (liking and importance). M/S academic sexism was based on girls' reported experiences hearing sexist comments about girls' abilities in math and science. Older European American adolescents, and both younger and older Latina adolescents, who experienced several instances of academic sexism felt less competent in M/S than girls who experienced less sexism (controlling for M/S grades). In addition, among older girls (regardless of ethnicity), those who experienced several instances of academic sexism valued M/S less than girls who experienced less sexism.

  5. Problemas de Metafísica y Ontología en América Latina

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    Juan Cepeda H.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El problema del ser plantea algunos interrogantes específicos cuando se le estudia desde América Latina: ¿los pueblos precolombinos se preguntaron por el ser?, ¿cómo se nos enseñó metafísica en el periodo colonial?, ¿desde Latinoamérica se han hecho propuestas originales en metafísica y ontología?, y hacia futuro ¿se nos posibilita develar una ontología propiamente latinoamericana? Este artículo evidencia algunos avances de las probables respuestas a los citados interrogantes, fruto del desarrollo del Proyecto de Investigación Problemas de Metafísica en América Latina (2008-2010.

  6. Historia, ambiente, política: el camino de la historia ambiental en América Latina

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    Stefania Gallini

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    Full Text Available Después de unos años de gestación, la historia ambiental en muchos países de América Latina es actualmente un campo con legitimidad académica y al cual se le reconoce relevancia como espacio de investigación y formación. El artículo hace unalectura sobre la marcha de este campo en la región e individualiza tres aristas que han caracterizado la literatura publicada en América Latina: las teorías y los métodos de la historia ambiental latinoamericana; la lectura cultural de la historia ambiental; y el estudio de las interrelaciones entre expansión territorial, bienes de exportación y nuevos conocimientos entre 1870 y 1930.

  7. PENSAMIENTO CEPALINO Y DOCTRINA SOCIAL DE LA IGLESIA CATÓLICA: PAUTAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Maribel Villarreal Buitrago

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como finalidad reflexionar acerca de la necesidad de los pueblos de América Latina de promover el desarrollo político, económico y social para el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de sus habitantes. En este sentido, presenta el panorama de la situación actual de la región, desde el pensamiento Cepalino, destacando la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia Católica como alternativa para mitigar estas realidades. Los autores insisten en la necesidad de implementar acciones desde la política y la religión que favorezcan el desarrollo humano integral. Concluyen que América Latina será distinta cuando los gobiernos y los ciudadanos en general vuelvan la mirada sobre la dignidad de la persona humana y busquen para sí el bien común

  8. Tracking Identity: Opportunity, Success, and Affiliation with Science among Fifth-Grade Latina/o Youth of Santa Barbara, California

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    This dissertation is an investigation into the American public education system at the elementary school level. It highlights important factors that shape the organizational structure of schools and classrooms, and in turn, how they engender disparities in the ways students experience education, namely, in the opportunities made available to them to achieve and succeed at a high level. This dissertation operates at the confluence of notions about class, gender, language, and race, especially as they revolve around public education and the hegemonic meritocratic discourse on which it is founded. This dissertation engages and contributes to scholarship within the following areas: The political economy of education; discourse and the dialectical relationship between agency and structure; cultural perspectives on identity, voice, and learning; and, Latinas/os in science education. The data that serve as the basis for the findings presented in this dissertation were collected throughout a three-phase yearlong ethnographic study of the two tracked fifth-grade classrooms at Amblen Elementary School, serving a socioeconomically disadvantaged Latina/o student population in Santa Barbara, California. In classrooms all across the nation, while it remains true that Latina/o students disproportionally take up space in the lower-tracked courses and not in the higher ones, this study does not examine inequality in tracking assignments made along ethnic/racial lines (as 100% of the students that participated in this research identify as Latina/o), rather, it investigates the consequences of what happens when Latina/o students are tracked according to symbolic markers of their ethnic/racial identity, that is, their varying levels of English language competency. Using data from participant observation, semi-structured interviews, students' drawings, as well as free-list and rank-order exercises, I was able to answer the following central research questions: In what ways do the

  9. Apoio popular à integração econômica regional na América Latina

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    Seligson, Mitchell A.

    2000-01-01

    Esquemas de integração econômica regional abundam na América Latina, mas muito pouco se sabe sobre o grau de apoio popular a esses programas. Agora que os regimes democráticos governam quase toda a América Latina, a opinião pública pode ter impacto considerável nas políticas nacionais. Este trabalho examina as atitudes em relação à integração econômica em dezessete países continentais latino-americanos com dados de entrevistas com mais de 18 mil pessoas. Os benefícios percebidos da integração...

  10. East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans.

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    Wang, Hua; Singhal, Arvind

    2016-06-01

    Latina/o Americans are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections and adolescent pregnancies. Needed urgently are innovative health promotion approaches that are engaging and culturally sensitive. East Los High is a transmedia edutainment program aimed at young Latina/o Americans. It embeds educational messages in entertainment narratives across digital platforms to promote sexual and reproductive health. We employed online analytics tracking (2013-2014), an online viewer survey (2013), and a laboratory experiment (El Paso, TX, 2014) for season 1 program evaluation. We found that East Los High had a wide audience reach, strong viewer engagement, and a positive cognitive, emotional, and social impact on sexual and reproductive health communication and education. Culturally sensitive transmedia edutainment programs are a promising health promotion strategy for minority populations and warrant further investigation.

  11. Deuda externa en nuevos contextos : la deuda de América Latina a partir de la crisis de Asia

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    Ugarteche, Oscar

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    La década de los años 90 ha sido la década del fin de la crisis de la deuda de América Latina y del inicio de la crisis de la deuda asiática. En ambos casos, frente al problema de balanza de pagos relacionados a acumulaciones de vencimientos de refinanciaciones, con calendarios originales de créditos de largo plazo, sumados a créditos de corto plazo, los saldos en cuenta corriente de las balanzas de pagos se han visto estrangulados. La solución mágica en América Latina fue el cambio radical e...

  12. ¿Programas focalizados? ¿Por qué falta empleo en América Latina?

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    Carlos Comas

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available EN EL MES DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2004, SE DESARROLLÓ EN LA UNIVERSIDAD Centroamericana (UCA el Congreso Anual de FLACSO-CLACSO-CROP con la participación de renombrados sociólogos de América Latina, quienes debatieron sobre pobreza y migraciones. El evento clausuró con una Mesa Redonda donde se presentaron ponencias sobre pobreza y migraciones. Este trabajo trata de ser una recopilación de lo dicho en esa reunió, más algunas reflexiones acerca de la focalización versus servicios universales; y por qué América Latina ha fracasado en crear empleo.

  13. Perspectiva de las tic´s en la educación superior en América Latina

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    Milevicich, Liliana; Lois , Alejandro

    2010-01-01

    Los propósitos del presente grupo de discusión son: a) Analizar la transformación de la educación superior en América Latina y el Caribe, y la ubicación de las TIC, 10 años después de la Conferencia Mundial de 1998 (CMES-98) y la Conferencia Regional de la Unesco sobre políticas y estrategias para la transformación de la educación superior en América Latina y el Caribe (CRES-96), b) Identificar los aspectos que servirán como referentes o criterios para evaluar el impacto de las TIC en la e...

  14. Sobre la condición latina y su onomástica : los ediles de Andelo

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    Estela García Fernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende demostrar la existencia de la condición latina y la necesidad de su introducción en el análisis onomástico referido a las ciudades del Occidente del Imperio, limitado habitualmente a la identificación de población romana o peregrina. El análisis de la onomástica de los ediles de Andelo podría indicar la condición latina de estos magistrados.This article aims to demonstrate the existence of the Latin condition and the need for its implementation in the onomastic analysis of the cities of the Western Empire, which is usually limited to identifying cives Romani or peregrini. The onomastic analysis of Andelo aediles could indicate the Latin condition of these magistrates.

  15. Formación del licenciado en Enfermería en América Latina

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    Carolina Elena Luengo-Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: actualmente, América Latina requiere profesionales en Enfermería cuyo perfil de egreso pueda responder a los cambios que ha traído consigo la globalización. Se sabe que la formación del licenciado en Enfermería es disímil en los países de América Latina e, incluso, al interior de estos. Objetivo: describir la formación del licenciado en Enfermería en América Latina en términos de plan de estudio, reglamentación u organismos regulatorios, tiempo, requisitos de egreso y perfil del licenciado. Materiales y método: revi- sión bibliográfica de las páginas web de universidades latinoamericanas que forman licenciados en Enfermería; los criterios de inclusión fueron: ranking de universidades del país (cuando existía, universidades con página web actualizada y disponibilidad de la información. Conclusión: se constata la heterogeneidad en la formación del licenciado en Enfermería en América Latina, que puede ser un factor de debilitamiento para la disciplina así como para la profesión. Se sugiere un consenso sobre una formación curricular común en la región, que apunte a un perfil profesional apropiado, que proporcione la capacidad de enfrentar y satisfacer las necesidades que traen consigo los desafíos de nuestro tiempo.

  16. El entorno estratégico de América Latina en la Estrategia de Seguridad Nacional 2013

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    Soledad Segoviano

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza América Latina como entorno estratégico, de acuerdo con la Estrategia de Seguridad Nacional: un proyecto compartido, aprobada el 31 de mayo de 2013. Existe un consenso generalizado sobre la importancia de América Latina para España. Sin embargo, lo que debería considerarse como un punto de partida, fundamentado en una historia común, en valores compartidos, en los lazos culturales, económicos, políticos y personales establecidos, se ha llegado a convertir en un fin en sí mismo, haciendo muy difícil identificar y discutir los intereses específicos de seguridad. España tiene importantes intereses estratégicos en América Latina. Estos incluyen los análisis de impacto de las actuales transformaciones globales en el entorno específico de seguridad regional; la emergencia de Brasil como potencia regional y global; la consolidación en el poder de regímenes neo-populistas y autoritarios; la presencia en la región de potencias extrarregionales como China y Rusia; las nuevas modalidades y evolución de las amenazas transnacionales; la seguridad energética, además de los desafíos relacionados con la desigualdad y la violencia estructural. Este trabajo trata de identificar los principales errores de planteamiento estratégico en la aproximación a América Latina.

  17. Consecuencias económicas de los tratados comerciales entre América Latina y Estados Unidos

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    Marcia Solorza Luna

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    Full Text Available La proliferación de los Tratados Comerciales en América Latina se ha incrementado de manera notable respecto al promedio mundial. La mayor parte de tales tratados se han realizado con Estados Unidos, aunque no todos han sido ratificados. Este hecho ha también ha impulsado el crecimiento y consolidación de acuerdos comerciales entre los países latinoamericanos.

  18. Time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer in Latina and non-Hispanic white women: the six cities study

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    Ramirez, Amelie G; P?rez-Stable, Eliseo J; Talavera, Gregory A; Penedo, Frank J; Carrillo, J Emilio; Fernandez, Maria E; Mu?oz, Edgar; Long Parma, Dorothy; Holden, Alan EC; San Miguel de Majors, Sandra; N?poles, Anna; Casta?eda, Sheila F; Gallion, Kipling J

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    Time delay after an abnormal screening mammogram may have a critical impact on tumor size, stage at diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival of subsequent breast cancer. This study was undertaken to evaluate disparities between Latina and non-Hispanic white (NHW) women in time to definitive diagnosis of breast cancer after an abnormal screening mammogram, as well as factors contributing to such disparities. As part of the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Redes En ...

  19. Visión de la Concentración de la Tierra en América Latina

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    2012-01-01

    textabstractEn este breve artículo presento de manera muy general y esquemática algunos aspectos sobre la concentración de la tierra en América Latina. No pretendo hacer un análisis detallado y completo sobre la problemática de la tierra en la región. Pero espero poder resaltar algunos factores que

  20. ¿Es posible (des)encadenar la desigualdad de género en América Latina?

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    K. Voorend (Koen); J.M. Franzoni

    2009-01-01

    textabstractINTRODUCCIÓN: El papel de las mujeres y de las relaciones de género se ha instalado en el debate público sobre la política social en América Latina. El detonante han sido los programas de transferencias condicionadas (TMC): dinero a cambio de que las madres envíen a sus niños/as a la

  1. Intergenerational associations between a consensual childhood sexual experience and adult substance abuse among Latina mothers and daughters.

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    Rojas, Patria; Kim, Sunny; De La Rosa, Mario; Dillon, Frank R; Niyonsenga, Theophile

    2010-08-09

    Early onset of sexual activity has been linked to later substance abuse. Our study aimed to further describe the associations between Latina mothers' and daughters' early sexual activity and adult substance abuse. A survey was conducted with 92 Latina mother-daughter dyads whose members never experienced sexual abuse. Childhood sexual experience was defined as the occurrence of a consensual sexual encounter at the age of 15 years or younger. Substance abusers were identified by the extent of substance use during the 12 months prior to the interview. Path analysis was used to fit our conceptual models to the data. Daughters' current, adult substance abuse was associated independently with: their own childhood sexual experience (odds ratio [OR] = 6.0) and mothers' current, adult substance abuse (OR = 2.0). Compared with daughters who first experienced sex after the age of 19, the odds of using substances were 17.7 times higher among daughters who had childhood sexual experience and 3.8 times higher among daughters who first experienced sex between the age of 16-19 years. Explicitly, sexual experiences between the ages of 16-19 years were also risk factors for later adult substance abuse. Mothers' childhood sexual experience (OR = 7.3) was a strong predictor for daughters' childhood sexual experience. Our study supported a link between mother and daughter childhood sexual experience among Latinas, and indicated it is a correlate of adult substance abuse. Family based substance abuse prevention efforts and future longitudinal studies should consider maternal childhood sexual experience as a potential indication of risk for Latina daughters.

  2. Psychometric Properties of the DASS-21 Among Latina/o College Students by the US-Mexico Border.

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    Camacho, Álvaro; Cordero, Elizabeth D; Perkins, Tara

    2016-10-01

    Anxious-depression symptomatology is frequently encountered among Latina/o individuals. There is a dearth of studies that examine this mixed class of anxiety and depression symptomatology, especially among Latina/o college students by the US-Mexico border. A total of 505 participants from rural institutions of higher education completed the DASS21. Psychometric properties were measured by means of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was conducted to determine gender differences in depression, anxiety and stress. Among women, 18 % reported at least moderate levels of depressive symptoms, 33.1 % reported at least moderate levels of anxiety symptoms, and 16.4 % reported at least moderate levels of stress. In men, 15.9 % reported at least moderate levels of depressive symptoms, 34.1 % reported at least moderate levels of anxiety symptoms, and 12.9 % reported at least moderate levels of stress. The EFA supported a one dimension factor (anxious/stress-depression) among this sample of Latina/o college students (Bartlett's test = 4960.9; df = 210; p ≤ 0.01; Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin = 0.95). The MANOVA found no significant gender differences in depression, anxiety symptomatology and stress [Wilks'Λ = 0.99; F = (3, 500) = 2.41; p = 0.07]. The DASS-21 showed a one dimensional construct of anxious/stress-depression symptomatology in a Latina/o rural undergraduate sample, raising awareness to the need to screen and monitor this constellation of symptoms.

  3. Predictors of Timely Prenatal Care Initiation and Adequate Utilization in a Sample of Late Adolescent Texas Latinas.

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    Torres, Rosamar; Kehoe, Priscilla; Heilemann, MarySue V

    2018-03-01

    Little is known of late adolescent Texas Latinas' prenatal care perceptions or how these perceptions predict timely prenatal care initiation or adequate utilization. Hence, the purpose of this study is to describe and compare these perceptions between participants with timely versus late prenatal care initiation and adequate, intermediate, and inadequate prenatal care utilization; and to determine predictors of timely prenatal care initiation and adequate utilization. Fifty-four postpartum Latinas were recruited through social media. Eligibility criteria were 18 to 21 years old, Texas-born, primiparous, uncomplicated pregnancy/delivery, and English literate. Prenatal care perceptions were measured with the Revised Better Babies Survey and Access Barriers to Care Index. Participants had favorable views of prenatal care benefits; however, not living with the baby's father predicted inadequate prenatal care, Wald χ 2 (1) = 4.93, p = .026. Perceived benefits of timely and adequate prenatal care predicted timely prenatal care initiation, χ 2 (1) = 7.47, p = .006. Self-reported depression during pregnancy predicted timely entry into prenatal care, χ 2 (1) = 4.73, p = .03. Participants' positive prenatal care perceptions did not predict adequate prenatal care utilization, indicating that barriers serve as powerful obstacles in late adolescent Texas Latinas.

  4. Diálogos intermitentes: relações entre Brasil e América Latina

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    Oliveira Lúcia Lippi

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A América chamada latina viveu, desde a segunda metade do século XIX, obcecada pelo futuro e com dificuldades para consolidar suas comunidades nacionais. Diferentes correntes modernizadoras, entre elas o cientificismo, se defrontaram-se com correntes nacionalistas, preocupadas com a identidade, com o passado representado pelas culturas indígena e ibérica. É nesse quadro histórico-cultural que são mencionadas as relações de identidade e de diferenciação entre o Brasil e demais países da América Latina. O artigo vai destacar a sociologia dos anos 1950 e 1960 como desdobramentos da matriz da Cepal, e a constituição de duas variantes do fazer sociológico: a concepção mertoniana e a mannheiniana. Por fim, apresenta o CLAPCS e a Revista América Latina, atrelando-os à FLACSO, como espaços de atuação e circulação de uma elite de sociólogos mertonianos.

  5. Qualitative study of the communication processes of Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (RLCS from 1998 to 2009

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    Maricela López-Ornelas, M.A.

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    Full Text Available This article presents the results of a metrics study performed the Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (Latina Journal of Social Communication from January 1998 to December 2009. The quantitative analysis explores the communication processes registered in 878 articles, through five bibliometric indicators: gender, academic degree, country of origin, co-authorship and institutional affiliation. This last criterion was applied only to Spanish authors as they account for 55% of the scientific production in the Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (hence RLCS. The results indicate that there are 1,047 authors, of which 44% are women and 56% are men. This study addresses the position of RLCS in Latin America and highlights the academic contribution of countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, and Chile. Moreover, the study addresses the participation of 42 Spanish universities in RLCS, which is also Spanish. So of these universities stand out because they have registered more than 20 authors each (e.g. the University of Seville, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of the Basque Country, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Malaga, and the Rey Juan Carlos University. Finally, the article identifies the institutional affiliation of 285 (27% authors who published in co-authorship, and classifies the types of collaboration of the Spanish authors in three categories: intra-institutional, inter-institutional and international.

  6. The weight of networks: the role of social ties and ethnic media in mitigating obesity and hypertension among Latinas.

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    Walter, Nathan; Robbins, Chris; Murphy, Sheila T; Ball-Rokeach, Sandra J

    2017-09-01

    Latinos have a disproportionately high risk for obesity and hypertension. The current study analyzes survey data from Latin American women to detect differences in rates of obesity and hypertension based on their number of health-related social ties. Additionally, it proposes individuals' health-related media preference (ethnic/ mainstream) as a potential moderator. The dataset includes 364 Latinas (21-50 years old) from the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, who responded to a series of sociodemographic, physiological, health-related, and media-related questions. Controlling for various sociodemographic and health variables, each additional health-related tie in a Latina's social network significantly decreased her likelihood of being obese OR = .79, p = .041, 95% CI [.66, .95], but did not affect hypertension. Further, the analysis revealed a significant interaction between media preference and health-related social ties, such that exposure to ethnic media tended to compensate for the absence of social ties for the likelihood of obesity OR = .75, p = .041, 95% CI [.52, .97], as well as hypertension OR = .79, p = .045, 95% CI [.55, .98]. In concurrence with the literature, increases in health-related ties reduced the likelihood of obesity in this population. Moreover, ethnic media preference may play an important role in mitigating the likelihood of obesity and hypertension among Latinas.

  7. BRCA Genetic Counseling Among At-Risk Latinas in New York City: New Beliefs Shape New Generation

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    Edwards, Tiffany; Villagra, Cristina; Rodriguez, M. Carina; Thompson, Hayley S.; Jandorf, Lina; Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis B.

    2015-01-01

    Despite the life-saving information that genetic counseling can provide for women at hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer (HBOC) risk, Latinas disproportionately underuse such services. Understanding Latinas’ beliefs and attitudes about BRCA genetic counseling may be the key to better health promotion within this underserved, at-risk group. We conducted 12 focus groups (N=54) with at-risk Latina women in New York City, followed by 30 in-depth interviews among a subset of the focus group women. Both were professionally transcribed, translated where applicable and data analysis was completed by two coders trained in qualitative methods. Results revealed personal and community knowledge about BRCA genetic counseling was relatively low, although women felt largely positive about counseling. The main motivator to undergo genetic counseling was concerns about learning family members’ cancer status, while the main barrier was competing demands. Generational differences were apparent, with younger women (approximately machismo, fatalismo, destino) to undergoing genetic counseling. Participants were largely enthusiastic about educational efforts to increase awareness of genetic counseling among Latinos. Revealing the beliefs and attitudes of underserved Latinas may help shape culturally appropriate educational materials and promotion programs to increase BRCA genetic counseling uptake within this under-represented community. PMID:25120034

  8. “El Sexo no es Malo”: Maternal Values Accompanying Contraceptive Use Advice to Young Latina Adolescent Daughters

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    Bravo, Magali; Cruz, Maria Elena; Rios, Rebeca M.; Kouyoumdjian, Claudia

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we utilized observational methods to identify maternal values and concerns accompanying contraceptive use advice in Latina mother–daughter sexuality conversations. The sample included non-sexually active early adolescents around 12 years of age and their mostly Spanish-speaking Latina mothers. Videotaped conversations were coded for the prevalence of messages related to four sexual values (abstinence, delay sex until older, sex is “normal”, sex is “improper”) and concerns about pregnancy and STD transmission. We examined whether the duration of time spent conversing about these messages was associated with participant characteristics, general communication openness, and the amount of time the dyads spent discussing contraceptive use. Results indicated that Latina mothers who had fewer years of education and lower family income talked longer to their daughters about the need to delay sex, avoid risky situations that would increase their chances of getting pregnant or acquiring an STD, and engage in self-protective practices. Less perceived openness in general communication as reported by both the mothers and the daughters was associated with increased time discussing that sex is improper. Although the duration of contraceptive use messages was brief, mothers and daughters who discussed the fact that sex is normal, and who communicated more about the importance of delaying sex, talked longer about contraceptive use practices compared to mothers and daughters who engaged in minimal discussion of these sexual values. PMID:20543876

  9. Recruitment and retention strategies of African American and Latina American breast cancer survivors in a longitudinal psycho-oncology study.

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    Ashing-Giwa, Kimlin; Rosales, Monica

    2012-09-01

    To describe recruitment and retention strategies of a psychosocial intervention with African American and Latina American breast cancer survivors (BCSs). Prospective design with pre- and post-testing. A mailed survey and assignment to telephone counseling or education booklet only. 587 African American and Latina American BCSs were recruited. The sample was drawn from the population-based California cancer and hospital registries, as well as community agencies. Mailed self-report health-related quality-of-life assessments were at baseline and 4-6 months follow-up. Accrual outcomes; recruitment and retention strategies. A total of 375 (64%) completed the baseline survey and 320 (55%) completed both baseline and follow-up assessments. The recruitment outcomes suggest that very special attention must be paid to the initial recruitment of Latina Americans to engage their interest and participation. For African Americans, particular attention must be devoted to their retention to address potential attrition. Findings suggest that the inclusion of lower-income and ethnic minority cancer survivors in a longitudinal intervention study is doable. The results indicate that recruitment outcomes are influenced by participant and study characteristics. Successful enrollment requires investigations that attend to culturally and socioecologically informed recruitment and retention strategies, from staff selection, training, and supervision to overall study approach protocol, to address barriers to participation. Nursing research and practice have championed survivorship care, including psychosocial care. This article outlines practical strategies to recruit and retain population-based samples, ethnic minorities, and underserved survivors.

  10. Using interactive Internet technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Rationale, design, and baseline findings of Pasos Hacia La Salud.

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    Marcus, Bess H; Hartman, Sheri J; Pekmezi, Dori; Dunsiger, Shira I; Linke, Sarah E; Marquez, Becky; Gans, Kim M; Bock, Beth C; Larsen, Britta A; Rojas, Carlos

    2015-09-01

    Internet-based interventions show promise as an effective channel for promoting physical activity. However, a paucity of research has been conducted among underserved groups despite recent increases in Internet access and physical activity-related health disparities in these communities. Thus, the current randomized controlled trial will test the efficacy of an individually tailored, Internet-based physical activity intervention for Latinas. This program was culturally and linguistically adapted for the target population through extensive formative research. Two hundred eighteen sedentary Latinas were randomly assigned to the Tailored Physical Activity Internet Intervention or the Wellness Contact Control Internet Group. The Physical Activity Internet Intervention, based on Social Cognitive Theory and the Transtheoretical Model, utilizes a website with features including self-monitoring, goal setting, discussion forum, links to online resources, individually tailored and motivation-matched physical activity feedback reports, and exercise tip sheets. Participants receive regular emails over the first 6months with a tapered dose during the second 6months (maintenance phase) to alert them to new content on the website. The main outcome is differences in minutes/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity at six months as measured by the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall and accelerometer data. High reach, low cost, culturally relevant Internet-based interventions that encourage physical activity among Latinas could help reduce health disparities and thus have a substantial positive impact on public health. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 among English- and Spanish-speaking Latinas

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    Merz, Erin L.; Malcarne, Vanessa L.; Roesch, Scott C.; Riley, Natasha; Sadler, Georgia Robins

    2014-01-01

    Depression is a significant problem for ethnic minorities that remains understudied partly due to a lack of strong measures with established psychometric properties. One screening tool, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), which was developed for use in primary care has also gained popularity in research settings. The reliability and validity of the PHQ-9 has been well established among predominantly Caucasian samples, in addition to many minority groups. However, there is little evidence regarding its utility among Hispanic Americans, a large and growing cultural group in the United States. In this study, we investigated the reliability and structural validity of the PHQ-9 in Hispanic American women. A community sample of 479 Latina women from southern California completed the PHQ-9 in their preferred language of English or Spanish. Cronbach’s alphas suggested that there was good internal consistency for both the English- and Spanish-language versions. Structural validity was investigated using multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results support a similar one-factor structure with equivalent response patterns and variances among English- and Spanish-speaking Latinas. These results suggest that the PHQ-9 can be used with confidence in both English and Spanish versions to screen Latinas for depression. PMID:21787063

  12. A Biopsychosocial Conceptual Framework of Postpartum Depression Risk in Immigrant and U.S.-born Latina Mothers in the United States.

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    Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz; Girdler, Susan S; Grewen, Karen; Meltzer-Brody, Samantha

    2016-01-01

    In this review, we offer a conceptual framework that identifies risk factors of postpartum depression (PPD) in immigrant and U.S.-born Latinas in the United States by focusing on psychosocial and neuroendocrine factors. Although the evidence of the impact psychosocial stressors have on the development of PPD has been well-documented, less is known about the biological etiology of PPD or how these complex stressors jointly increase the risk of PPD in immigrant and U.S.-born Latinas in the United States. Using PubMed, CINAHL, and Embase, we reviewed the literature from 2000 to 2015 regarding psychosocial and physiological risk factors associated with PPD to develop a conceptual model for Latinas. Our search yielded 16 relevant studies. Based on our review of the literature, we developed a biopsychosocial conceptual model of PPD for Latinas in the United States. We make arguments for an integrated model designed to assess psychosocial and physiological risk factors and PPD in a high-risk population. Our framework describes the hypothesized associations between culturally and contextually relevant psychosocial stressors, neurobiological factors (e.g., hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal [HPA] axis response system and oxytocin signaling), and PPD in Latinas in the United States. Future studies should evaluate prospectively the impact psychosocial stressors identified here have on the development of PPD in both immigrant and U.S-born Latinas while examining neuroendocrine function, such as the HPA axis and oxytocin signaling. Our conceptual framework will allow for the reporting of main and indirect effects of psychosocial risk factors and biomarkers (e.g., HPA axis and oxytocin function) on PPD in foreign- and U.S.-born postpartum Latinas. Copyright © 2016 Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Intergenerational associations between a consensual childhood sexual experience and adult substance abuse among Latina mothers and daughters

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    Patria Rojas

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Patria Rojas2,3, Sunny Kim4, Mario De La Rosa2,3, Frank R Dillon2,3, Theophile Niyonsenga1,31Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, 2School of Social Work, 3Center for Research on US Latinos HIV/AIDs and Drug Abuse, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA; 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA, USAPurpose: Early onset of sexual activity has been linked to later substance abuse. Our study aimed to further describe the associations between Latina mothers’ and daughters’ early sexual activity and adult substance abuse.Methods: A survey was conducted with 92 Latina mother–daughter dyads whose members never experienced sexual abuse. Childhood sexual experience was defined as the occurrence of a consensual sexual encounter at the age of 15 years or younger. Substance abusers were identified by the extent of substance use during the 12 months prior to the interview. Path analysis was used to fit our conceptual models to the data.Main findings: Daughters’ current, adult substance abuse was associated independently with: their own childhood sexual experience (odds ratio [OR] = 6.0 and mothers’ current, adult substance abuse (OR = 2.0. Compared with daughters who first experienced sex after the age of 19, the odds of using substances were 17.7 times higher among daughters who had childhood sexual experience and 3.8 times higher among daughters who first experienced sex between the age of 16–19 years. Explicitly, sexual experiences between the ages of 16–19 years were also risk factors for later adult substance abuse. Mothers’ childhood sexual experience (OR = 7.3 was a strong predictor for daughters’ childhood sexual experience.Conclusions: Our study supported a link between mother and daughter childhood sexual experience among Latinas, and indicated it is a correlate of adult substance abuse. Family based substance abuse prevention efforts and future longitudinal studies

  14. Desconfiança política na América Latina

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    Timothy J. Power

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho examina o contexto, as causas e as conseqüências da desconfiança nos políticos no atual período democrático da América Latina. Em termos de contexto, demonstramos que a confiança muito baixa nos políticos da América Latina é meramente um dos aspectos de uma síndrome de baixa confiança generalizada. Em termos das causas da desconfiança, examinamos três características proeminentes do desenvolvimento democrático nos últimos quinze anos: fraco desempenho econômico da maioria das novas democracias da região, escândalos de corrupção e o uso instrumental das instituições políticas pelos governantes. Em termos de conseqüências, examinamos o apoio fraco e desigual à democracia em toda a região, que parece estar relacionado causalmente com a desconfiança nos políticos. No entanto, evitamos o alarmismo sustentando que esses resultados devem ser contextualizados à luz da citada síndrome de baixa confiança multidimensional da América Latina. Ademais, o reservatório de atitudes autoritárias entre os indivíduos é fragmentário e raramente se expressa de forma coerente na ação política. Além disso, como a pesquisa sobre democracias tanto avançadas como emergentes demonstrou recentemente, os cidadãos estão cada vez mais dispostos a separar suas avaliações dos governantes (com freqüência, negativas da avaliação da democracia como tipo de regime.This paper reviews the context, causes, and consequences of mistrust of politicians in Latin America's current democratic era. In terms of context, we demonstrate that the very low trust in politicians in Latin America is merely one aspect of a syndrome of low trust across the board. In terms of causes of mistrust, we review three prominent features of democratic development over the past 15 years: poor economic performance affecting most new democracies in the region, corruption scandals, and the instrumental use of political institutions by incumbents

  15. Foro la autonomía universitaria hoy: experiencias y desafíos en América Latina. Declaración de Guadalajara sobre Autonomía Universitaria (Mayo de 2011)

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    Recoje la declaración formal realizada por rectores y representantes de Universidades de la Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe, reunidos en el marco del Foro La Autonomía Universitaria Hoy: Experiencias y Desafíos en América Latina.

  16. Tejiendo redes. Estrategias de las empresas trasnacionales asiáticas en América Latina. Carlos Moneta y Sergio Cesarín (Editores) : Tres de Febrero, EDUNTREF e International University of Business and Economics (Beijing, China), 2012

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    Lanare, Luciano

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    La obra que ofrecen Carlos Moneta y Sergio Cesarín, bajo el titulo Tejiendo redes. Estrategias de las empresas transnacionales asiáticas en América Latina (Editorial EDUNTREF) aporta interesantes elementos que permiten analizar y comprender la génesis y desarrollo del comercio de la República Popular China con América Latina.

  17. The Role of Racial Discrimination in the Economic Value of Education Among Urban, Low-Income Latina/o Youth: Ethnic Identity and Gender as Moderators.

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    Mroczkowski, Alison L; Sánchez, Bernadette

    2015-09-01

    The present study used resilience theory to explore relationships among perceived racial discrimination, ethnic identity, gender, and economic value of education (EVE) among urban, low-income, Latina/o youth. It was expected that racial discrimination would predict poorer perceptions of the EVE among Latina/o adolescents. Ethnic identity was hypothesized to buffer the negative effect of racial discrimination on Latina/o students' EVE. The participants in this study were 396 urban, low-income Latina/o high school students from a large, Midwestern city who completed surveys in both 9th- and 10th-grade. Structural equation modeling was used to test the relationships among racial discrimination, ethnic identity, and EVE. Results supported a protective model of resilience. Specifically, ethnic identity served as a protective factor by buffering the negative effect of perceived racial discrimination on EVE for male participants. The present study is the first to examine ethnic identity as a buffer of racial discrimination on EVE among Latina/o high school students. Future directions and implications are discussed.

  18. A Voice and a Vote: The Advisory Board Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Latina Mothers

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    DeCamp, Lisa Ross; Gregory, Emily; Polk, Sarah; Chrismer, Marilyn Camacho; Giusti, Flor; Thompson, Darcy A.; Sibinga, Erica

    2016-01-01

    Latino children experience disparities in health care access and quality. Family advisory groups for clinics and hospitals may be one way to address disparities. We implemented and sustained an advisory board whose parent participants were exclusively limited-English proficient Latina mothers. As part of the board evaluation, we conducted semistructured individual interviews with parent participants during initial participation and after the final board meeting of the year. Members were satisfied with their board participation in both initial and follow-up interviews. They reported that board membership was an important way to improve clinic services and a unique opportunity for Latinos in the community. Experiences of discrimination and marginalization in health care settings were a theme across interviews. Members reported board membership countered these negative experiences. An advisory board including Spanish-speaking parents is an opportunity to engage vulnerable populations, which may result in broader impact on health care disparities. Los niños latinos experimentan disparidad en el acceso y calidad del cuidado de salud. Grupos de familias asesoras para clínicas y hospitales pueden ser una forma de hacer frente a las disparidades. Nosotros implementamos y sostuvimos un consejo asesor cuyos participantes fueron exclusivamente madres latinas con dominio limitado del inglés. Como parte de la evaluación del consejo, condujimos entrevistas semi-estructuradas individuales con las madres participantes durante la participación inicial y después de la última reunión del año del consejo. Los miembros estaban satisfechas con su participación en el consejo en ambas entrevistas, la inicial y la de seguimiento. Ellas reportaron que ser miembros del consejo era una forma importante para mejorar los servicios de la clínica y una oportunidad única para los latinos en la comunidad. Las experiencias de discriminación y marginalización en las instalaciones de

  19. AMERICA LATINA: UNA REGION EN RIESGO. POBREZA, INEQUIDAD E INSTITUCIONALIDAD SOCIAL

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    Bernardo Kliksberg

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El tema social se halla actualmente en el centro del escenario histórico de América Latina. Se suceden desde las más variadas fuentes los llamados de alerta sobre la magnitud y profundidad de los problemas que sacuden a la región en el campo social. La mayor reunión de Presidentes del Continente, la cumbre hemisférica (Santiago de Chile, 1998 consignó en su declaración final, suscrita por todos los mandatarios, que “superar la pobreza continúa siendo el mayor desafío confrontado por nuestro Hemisferio”. Caracterizando algunos de los principales problemas existentes, los Presidentes indicaron “estamos decididos a remover las barreras que deniegan a los pobres el acceso a nutrición adecuada, servicios sociales, un medio ambiente saludable, créditos y títulos legales sobre su propiedad”. El Secretario General de la CEPAL, José A. Ocampo resaltó (1998 sobre la situación que “siguen aumentando los niveles de pobreza absoluta, los niveles de desigualdad no muestran mejoría y sigue aumentando el empleo en el sector informal”. El Presidente del BID, Enrique V. Iglesias ha destacado (1997 que “el proceso de cambio ha dejado sin resolver en la gran mayoría de los países un tema central: la pobreza crítica y la mala distribución del ingreso”. El Banco Mundial ha hecho continuos señalamientos sobre la gravedad del problema: “América Latina es notable como una región en la que la pobreza, particularmente la pobreza absoluta, no registra mejora alguna” (Burki, 1996, e indicó en reciente conferencia internacional sobre la región (Chile, 1999, los riesgos que corría la democracia en tales condiciones.

  20. Los partidos políticos en América Latina

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    Manuel ALCÁNTARA SÁEZ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El argumento principal del artículo es mostrar que los partidos y sistema de partidos de América Latina son más estables de lo que en términos generales se suele sostener. A pesar de la hostil percepción de los electores sobre los partidos, los sistemas de partidos presentan ciertos niveles de estabilidad en América Latina, más allá de casos como Venezuela y Perú, que parecen ser más la excepción que la regla. Se realiza una tipología de cuatro escenarios en la que se compara la oferta partidista en la elección fundacional postransición y en la última elección legislativa realizada en cada sistema. Se analizan tres características sistémicas de los sistemas de partidos a fines del siglo xx: el formato numérico del sistema de partidos (lo que muestra cierta tendencia al multipartidismo; el nivel de polarización ideológica (relativamente alto y el apoyo social que los mismos reciben (variable que debe ser matizada por la consideración de una serie de indicadores.ABSTRACT: The principal argument of this article is to show that the parties and the Latin American party system are more stable of which in general term usually it is maintained. In spite of the electorate hostile perception about the parties, the party system presents some level of stability in Latin America, with the exception of Venezuela and Peru. A four-dimension tipology is realizated to compare the partidist offer in the fundational post-transition election and in the last legislative election in each system. The three characteristics of the party system in the final of the Twentieth Century are analysed: the numeric format of the party system (which tends to multipartidism; the ideological polarization level (high and its social support (which depends on a serie of indicators.

  1. La paradoja de las emociones y los cuerpos en América Latina

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    Federico Díaz Llorente

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los rasgos más destacables de la presente compilación, es la diferente procedencia de los estudios que integran la misma, situación que nos permite la obtención de un panorama del estado actual de las discusiones que atraviesan el campo de los estudios sociales sobre cuerpos y emociones a nivel internacional. Más allá de este hecho, puede observarse el deseo manifiesto, ya presente en el título de la publicación, de conectar las reflexiones contenidas en la misma a una realidad geo-cultural determinada, América Latina. Este es un hecho no menor, ya que la conjetura a la que hemos arribado después de recorrer la totalidad de trabajos contenidos es que, si bien en Latinoamérica los cuerpos y las emociones representan las vías por excelencia de la in-corporación de dispositivos de control y dominación, situación iniciada en la conquista y anexión de esta parte del “sur global” a la expansión del capitalismo y al posicionamiento de Europa como el “centro” de la historia, por otro lado, en esos “cuerpos vividos” y sus sensibilidades, también podemos hallar “intersticios”, hendiduras que dificultan un despliegue total de dichas formas de control y dominio.

  2. La iglesia electrónica en América Latina

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    Hugo Assmann

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    Full Text Available En el número 21 de Chasqui, correspondiente a enero - marzo de 1987, y con el título "Iglesia Electrónica & Marketing" señalábamos que el concepto "Iglesia Electrónica" designa un fenómeno bastante peculiar y característico de la realidad norteamericana, a saber el intenso y creciente uso de los medios electrónicos, especialmente de fa TV, por parte de dirigencias religiosas fuertemente personalizadas y autónomas respecto de las denominaciones cristianas tradicionales. Asimismo decíamos que se la identifica como "Religión Comercial, Márketing de la Fe, Mesianismo Electrónico" y otros.conceptos parecidos, que los protagonistas de este nuevo movimiento han llegado a crear verdaderos imperios electrónicos, con gigantescas infraestructuras, estaciones de retransmisión, acceso garantizado a satélites, centros de producción de programas, incluidos doblajes a diversas lenguas, nexos con redes radiofónicas y hasta universidades propias. Todo parece indicar, señalábamos, que las iglesias establecidas prefieren privilegiar sus bases pastorales de tipo tradicional. Era preciso conocer mínimamente este fenómeno en su desarrollo en Estados Unidos para poder establecer las semejanzas y diferencias con los programas religiosos electrónicos de América Latina.

  3. MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES, GOBIERNOS PROGRESISTAS Y ESTADO EN AMÉRICA LATINA: transiciones, conflictos y mediaciones

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    Breno Bringel

    Full Text Available Este artículo busca analizar la América Latina contemporánea en clave procesual y relacional, a partir de la relación entre movimientos sociales, gobiernos progresistas y Estado. Su objetivo es comprender el ciclo político progresista que se abre en el cambio de siglo de forma paralela a cambios políticos, sociales y económicos más estructuradores. De forma más específica, el texto discute y examina: i la necesidad de captación del proceso social y la diversidad de formatos de interacción entre movimientos sociales, gobiernos progresistas y Estado en la región; ii la especificidad de la región, su posición dependiente en el mundo y sus consecuencias sociales y políticas, incluyendo la transformación de la forma Estado, cada vez más transnacionalizado; iii los principales ejes de conflicto social, oriundos en buena medida de las mediaciones sociopolíticas y de las contradicciones político-económicas; iv los tipos de gobiernos, los límites del progresismo y las tensiones entre gestión estatal y movimientos sociales.

  4. El populismo como concepto en América Latina y en Colombia

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    Gildardo Antonio Bueno Romero

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone exponer el populismo como concepto en América Latina y en Colombia, explicando las razones del estiramiento conceptual, aclarando su trascendencia histórica en el ámbito latinoamericano. Se formula un valor explicativo, no para aumentar los usos estirados sino para reconocer los principales temas de debate, las continuidades y discontinuidades alrededor de sus contenidos. El texto plantea universos de observación que pueden ser utilizados como presupuestos teóricos en futuras construcciones conceptuales sobre el populismo. Finalmente, se postula que el populismo puede ser visto como una perspectiva de análisis para criticar proyectos políticos prioritarios de un programa de gobierno determinado. La metodología empleada es la reconstrucción articulada, a partir del desarrollo realizado por Hugo Zemelman (1987; 2000 y Enrique de la Garza Toledo (1988, indicando criterios metodológicos de construcción del conocimiento y no la aplicación mecánica de métodos.

  5. Cuotas de género y tipo de lista en América Latina

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    Nélida Archenti

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    Full Text Available Las reformas electorales llevadas a cabo en algunos países de América Latina, a partir de los '90, han producido resultados cuyo análisis es ineludible para la comprensión del acceso de las mujeres a los cargos electivos. En la actualidad, no existe un consenso respecto a cómo afectan los elementos del sistema electoral a la participación política femenina bajo las leyes de cuotas, en particular en lo referente al tipo de lista (bloqueada o desbloqueada y la magnitud de distrito. Este artículo intenta, a través del análisis de los resultados electorales de esas provincias, aportar nuevos elementos empíricos al debate sobre los efectos del tipo de lista en el acceso de las mujeres a los legislativos, en sistemas con cuotas de género.The electoral reforms implemented in some Latin American countries at the 90's have had a strong impact over the women access to elected positions, although there is not a consensus about the electoral systems ' components that affect the women participation in politics through especific electoral laws. This article analyses the effects of electoral mechanisms on women's participation in politics in some municiaplities in Argentina.

  6. Determinantes económicos y sociales de la mortalidad en América Latina

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    Hugo Behm

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo de Hugo Behm, escrito en 1979, realiza un análisis de los determinantes de la mortalidad en América Latina. Fue presentado, originalmente, en la reunión de Naciones Unidas/Organización Mundial de la Salud sobre "Determinantes socioeconómicos de la mortalidad y sus consecuencias" realizada en la Ciudad de México, entre el 19 y el 25 de junio de 1979, y publicado en la Revista Centroamericana de Ciencias de la Salud, No. 12, en 1979. Su reedición en la sección Textos Fundacionales apunta a honrar la memoria del autor y a recuperar un texto pionero en señalar cómo los diferenciales de mortalidad existentes entre países, al interior de los mismos y entre regiones, así como los diferenciales urbano-rural, se explican a partir de desigualdades sociales y económicas que son estructurales y actúan generando "excedentes" de mortalidad por etnia, por grupos de edades y por clases sociales.

  7. Self-Empowerment of Immigrant Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Promotora Model of Community Leadership.

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    Serrata, Josephine V; Hernandez-Martinez, Martha; Macias, R Lillianne

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    This article presents the results of a self-empowerment leadership intervention program for Latina immigrant survivors of domestic violence in Atlanta, Georgia. It builds on the literature base of the Promotora model, a public health model using peer information sharing as a tool for health promotion. This study used an embedded mixed-methods design with quantitative and qualitative components to evaluate the impact of a peer community leadership program called Líderes Results of single-subject analyses show that the participants experienced change in three components of self-empowerment: intrapersonal, interactional, and behavioral. The qualitative findings revealed that they overcame fear and gained knowledge as well as a sense that they could promote change in their community. These findings add support to a growing literature base that demonstrates how peer model programs can not only positively influence the well-being of the communities they serve but also have transformative effects on peer leaders themselves. Study findings can also inform future efforts to empower survivors through promotora approaches specifically in the context of domestic violence prevention. © 2016. All rights reserved.

  8. O desafio chinês e a indústria na América Latina

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    Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available A emergência da China levanta dúvidas sobre o futuro da indústria na América Latina. Embora a teoria de comércio tradicional e três gerações de tigres asiáticos já tenham questionado a capacidade da região de obter participação expressiva no mercado mundial de manufaturados, a China, com oferta ilimitada de mão-de-obra, rápido crescimento da produtividade, escala massiva e estado intervencionista, leva esse questionamento às últimas conseqüências. Este artigo procura discutir a natureza e as implicações desse questionamento.China's emergence has raised questions about the future of manufacturing in Latin America. Once saw as its economic future, the viability of this activity in the region has long been challenged by traditional trade theory and, in practical terms, by at least three generations of Asian Tigers. China and its "unlimited supply of labor", rapid productivity growth, scale, and extremely interventionist state has brought the practical challenge to unprecedented levels. This paper looks at the nature of this challenge and its implications.

  9. La Alianza del Pacifico: nueva muestra del regionalismo en América Latina

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    Daniel Rojas

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available La Alianza del Pacífico se instituyó como una propuesta de integración profunda entre Chile, Colombia, México y Perú. La pregunta que se plantea en este trabajo es ¿cuál de los enfoques del regionalismo en América Latina es el más idóneo para caracterizar teóricamente la iniciativa de la Alianza del Pacífico? En este sentido, se exponen los conceptos de regionalismo abierto y regionalismo estratégico para caracterizar esta iniciativa, y se resaltan sus límites a partir de evidencia empírica. El trabajo concluye que los conceptos de regionalismo que dan mayor énfasis a las dinámicas comerciales no son suficientes para comprender el funcionamiento y desempeño actual de la Alianza del Pacífico, por lo que se introduce un enfoque analítico complementario, el cual responde a dinámicas globales de largo plazo.

  10. Gobernabilidad democrática, violencia y desigualdad en América Latina

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    Ludolfo PARAMIO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Después de contrastar las tesis sobre acción colectiva y movimientos sociales defendidas por varias corrientes teóricas, el autor adopta la perspectiva de la acción racional y se basa en los casos de Sendero Luminios y del EZLN, para estudiar las condiciones y factores que intervienen en la emergencia de violencia colectiva en situaciones de desigualdad e injusticia. El análisis sostiene que la amenaza a la gobernabilidad por parte de la acción insurreccional es relativamente excepcional en el caso de América Latina.ABSTRACT: After comparing some theses defended by diferent theoretical schools, the author adopts the rational action perspectiva and he bases on Sendero Luminoso and EZLN cases to study factores and condictions involved in the emergence of colective violence in a social situation of inequality and injustice. For the Latin America casa, the analysis supports that a threat to gobernability by insurrectional action is very excepcional.

  11. Latina youths' perceptions of children's environmental health risks in an agricultural community.

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    Postma, Julie; Peterson, Jeff; Ybarra Vega, Mary Jo; Ramon, Cristian; Cortes, Guadalupe

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    The objective of this study was to identify Latina youths' perceptions of local assets and concerns related to children's environmental health (EH) in an agricultural community. Four photovoice sessions were used to elicit 6 promotores' and 5 middle school students' perspectives on problems and strengths related to "children; environment; and health." Data collection was diverse and included a demographic and evaluation questionnaire, photographs, audio recordings of group photo-sharing sessions, and field notes. Participants identified three themes that reflected group discussion during two photo-sharing sessions: a lack of structured youth activities; poverty and stress; and benefits and detriments of agricultural work. Community assets related to creating a healthy environment for youth were identified and included the clinic, churches, and youth programs. Findings from this study reinforce that social background and position affect how EH issues are defined and may be addressed. Participant perspectives are valuable to nurses because they offer a lens through which to see the complexities of EH from the viewpoint of those most directly affected. Leadership training and opportunities to serve on coalitions and neighborhood councils are recommended approaches to meaningfully involving youth in environmental justice initiatives. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Breastfeeding Practices and Opinions of Latina Mothers in an Urban Pediatric Office: A Focus Group Study.

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    Sloand, Elizabeth; Lowe, Victoria; Pennington, Amy; Rose, Linda

    2018-01-17

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore beliefs about breastfeeding among Latina mothers. The focus groups were part of a sequential mixed methods study. Two focus groups were conducted. Participants were Spanish-speaking mothers with infants younger than 12 months. Focus groups were conducted in Spanish and audiorecorded. The researchers performed open coding of the data, compared and converged codes, and identified common themes and relationships among the themes. Mothers described concerns about adequacy of breastfeeding for their infants' needs, the continued goodness of breast milk, and weaning. They expressed lack of knowledge about using breast pumps and other assists that could help them breastfeed. Culturally tailored breastfeeding education and support have not been adequately implemented in this urban clinic and likely in other similar settings. More targeted attention to this population could improve exclusive breastfeeding of infants and ultimately result in better child health. Copyright © 2017 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Seasonality in polyps of a tropical cubozoan: A latina nr mordens.

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    Full Text Available A latina nr mordens have been located in large predictable spawning aggregations near Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea eight to ten days after a full moon; however, polyps have never been located in-situ. The polyp stage contributes to the abundance of medusae through asexual reproduction and metamorphosis, and may influence the periodicity of medusae by metamorphosis of the polyp. To elucidate the relationship between medusae periodicity and polyp ecology, polyps were exposed to thermal and osmotic treatments in order to determine the theoretical environmental limits to their distribution. Maximum fecundity occurred in thermal treatments of 21 to 25ºC and the theoretical minimum thermal requirement for population stability was approximately 17ºC. Polyps were also exposed to five feeding regimes and fecundity was found to be positively correlated with feeding frequency. Thermal and osmotic variations did not induce metamorphosis in this species, however, reduced food did. The implications of asexual reproduction and cues for metamorphosis in relation to population dynamics of this species are discussed.

  14. O CRISTIANISMO NA AMÉRICA LATINA DISCERNIR O PRESENTE PARA PREPARAR O FUTURO

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    Carlos Palácio

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    Full Text Available As duas grandes transformações que caracterizam o momento presente da sociedade ocidental – a mutação cultural e a mutação religiosa – repercutem profundamente no cristianismo. Sua análise permite tomar consciência dos verdadeiros desafios que o cristianismo terá que enfrentar do futuro. O cerne da crise atual é, pois, o fim de uma figura histórica de cristianismo. Para construir uma nova figura é preciso voltar ao que constitui a  originalidade do fato cristão. O futuro do cristianismo na América Latina, como parte integrante dessa história, só poderá ser pensado na sua especificidade, levando-se em consideração essa problemática. ABSTRACT: The two great transformations that characterize the present moment of western society – the cultural mutation and the religious mutation – are profoundly repercussive in Christianity. The analysis of both permits acknowledging the true challenges that the Christianity of the future must face. The core of the actual crisis is, therefore, the end of an historical figure of Christianity. To construct a new figure, it is necessary to return to what constitutes the originality of Christian fact. The future of Christianity in Latin America, as an integral part of that history, could only be thought upon in its specificity by taking that issue into consideration.

  15. América Latina: Economía, Estado y sociedad en el siglo XXI

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    Servando A. Álvarez Villaverde

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El siglo XXI encuentra a América Latina en revolución o rebeldía, según sea la óptica del observador. Es la acción de los pueblos en un esquema inclusivo no competitivo. ¡Propio! Que persigue la participación social en la producción y la apropiación compartida del conocimiento y la riqueza, mediante redes de integración regional que potencien las capacidades de cada actor en beneficio de todos, más allá de las fronteras ideológicas o geoeconómicas, dentro de un marco de respeto a las soberanías nacionales y los derechos humanos. Para ello el Estado debe transformarse en el garante de las libertades sin exclusión alguna.___________________ABSTRACT:The twenty-first century reach Latin America in revolution or rebellion depending on the viewpoint of the observer. Is the action of the people in an inclusive non-competitive scheme of their own. That pursues the social participation for production, allocation of shared knowledge and the wealth, through regional integration networks, to enhance the capabilities of each stakeholder for the benefit of all, beyond the ideological or geoeconomic boundaries, within a framework of respect for national sovereignty and human rights. For that the State must be transforming for becoming the warant of freedom without exclusion.

  16. El estado de salud del adulto mayor en América Latina.

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    Triunfo Patricia

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    Full Text Available Haciendo uso de los datos de la Encuesta sobre Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento,
    este trabajo analiza el estado de salud de las personas mayores a 60 años en cinco países de América Latina: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, México y Uruguay. Empleando modelos probit ordenados fue posible investigar los efectos de variables socioeconómicas sobre el estado de salud auto-reportado. Los resultados indican que la autopercepción de la salud está relacionada positivamente con una buena nutrición, una mayor educación y un estilo de vida activo. Los individuos que se encuentran satisfechos con su ingreso actual reportaran, probablemente, una salud mejor. Se encontró, igualmente, que el nivel socioeconómico en las etapas iniciales de la vida influencia el estado de salud auto-reportado, lo cual tiene importantes implicaciones para la política de salud pública. Finalmente, la relación entre las variables socioeconómicas y la autopercepción
    de la salud es consistente para los cinco países.

  17. Latina Mothers’ Beliefs and Practices Related to Weight Status, Feeding and the Development of Child Overweight

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    2010-01-01

    Objective To examine maternal beliefs and practices related to weight status, child feeding, and child overweight in the Latino culture that may contribute to the rising rates of overweight among preschool Latino children in the U.S. Design and sample This two-phase qualitative study relies on data obtained in 6 focus groups with a total of 31 primarily Spanish-speaking, low income mothers, followed by 20 individual, in-depth interviews with women participating in a health promotion educational program. Measures Child-feeding beliefs, practices and weight status perceptions were elicited. Results Findings indicated that most respondents reported personal struggles with weight gain, particularly during and after pregnancy, and were concerned that their children would become obese. Although subjects understood the health and social consequences related to overweight, many discussed the pressures of familial and cultural influences endorsing a “chubby child.” Conclusions Education and interventions that incorporate “culturally mediated” pathways to address mothers’ feeding practices are essential for prevention and control of childhood overweight among low-income Latinos. Nurses should be aware of social and cultural influences on Latina mothers’ beliefs and practices related to weight status and feeding practices and address these in their education approaches to prevent childhood overweight and obesity with this population group. PMID:21442018

  18. Libros digitales para la educación universitaria en América Latina

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    Juan José Prieto Gutiérrez

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available La presencia del libro digital en la educación universitaria es una realidad. El objetivo principal del estudio es confirmar el desarrollo del libro digital en las 50 universidades de America Latina que mejor están situadas según el ranking de Scimago durante el año 2016. También se busca determinar el tipo de acceso al documento y las plataformas más empleadas. Como tercer objetivo se examinan las ventajas y desventajas que el personal de las bibliotecas experimenta día a día con el paulatino incremento de los libros digitales. Con el fin de responder a los objetivos planteados se consultan las páginas Web de las 50 instituciones analizadas y se envían encuestas a los responsables de los centros. Los diversos análisis confirman que todas las bibliotecas estudiadas ofrecen libros digitales a los usuarios universitarios. El 50% de las instituciones prefiere comprar el derecho de acceso a las obras mientras que el 40% combina la suscripción y la compra, siendo las plataformas más empleadas Springer y Wiley eBooks.

  19. Biblioteca Pública del distrito de Latina "Antonio Mingote". Madrid/España

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    Rodríguez Partearroyo, F.

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available The public library "Antonio Mingote" of Latina’s district in Madrid is one element more that maintains The Regional Plan of Libraries of Comunidad de Madrid. It is about a building that adjusts to the canon of the scheme for district's public library, with outstanding technical and architectural contributions, as much for the distribution of the spaces as for the constructive solutions particularly in the treatment of its front's materials.

    La biblioteca pública "Antonio Mingote" del distrito de Latina en Madrid es un elemento más que da soporte al Plan Regional de Bibliotecas de la Comunidad de Madrid. Se trata de un edificio que se ajusta canónicamente al esquema de biblioteca pública de distrito, con aportaciones técnicas y arquitectónicas notables, tanto por la distribución de los espacios como por las soluciones constructivas, en especial en el tratamiento de sus cerramientos exteriores.

  20. Latina mothers' beliefs and practices related to weight status, feeding, and the development of child overweight.

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    Lindsay, Ana C; Sussner, Katarina M; Greaney, Mary L; Peterson, Karen E

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    To examine maternal beliefs and practices related to weight status, child feeding, and child overweight in the Latino culture that may contribute to the rising rates of overweight among preschool Latino children in the United States. This 2-phase qualitative study relies on data obtained in 6 focus groups with a total of 31 primarily Spanish-speaking, low-income mothers, followed by 20 individual, in-depth interviews with women participating in a health promotion educational program. Child-feeding beliefs, practices, and weight status perceptions were elicited. The findings indicated that most respondents reported personal struggles with weight gain, particularly during and after pregnancy, and were concerned that their children would become obese. Although subjects understood the health and social consequences related to overweight, many discussed the pressures of familial and cultural influences endorsing a "chubby child." Education and interventions that incorporate "culturally mediated" pathways to address mothers' feeding practices are essential for the prevention and control of childhood overweight among low-income Latinos. Nurses should be aware of the social and cultural influences on Latina mothers' beliefs and practices related to weight status and feeding practices and address these in their education approaches to prevent childhood overweight and obesity with this population group. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.