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  1. Translocalidades menonitas na América Latina e Caribe

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    Cicilian Luiza Löwen Sahr

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde o início da globalização na modernidade, na virada entre o século XV e XVI, os menonitas participam na produção de espaços translocais e globais. Surgidos nas controvérsias teológicas da Grande Reforma religiosa, eles defendiam o batizado adulto e um pacifismo extremo, que os submetiam a fortes rejeições e perseguições. Consequentemente, sua formação social tem por base uma intensa coerência interna que os leva, muitas vezes, a constituição de comunidades conservadoras. Assim, os menonitas desenvolveram ao longo de sua história uma dispersão mundial que se estende até hoje, funcionando através de um sistema de “translocalidade”. A análise dessas redes complexas de translocalidade se estabelece a partir da observação dos fluxos migratório, sobretudo aqueles que convergem para a América Latina e Caribe. Um foco específico é dado à organização interna dessa pluralidade a partir de exemplos do Paraguai.

  2. Práticas de empoderamento feminino na América Latina

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    Marinho, Paloma Abelin Saldanha; Gonçalves, Hebe Signorini

    2018-01-01

    A partir de uma breve apresentação a respeito dos debates que embasam o conceito de empoderamento e da inserção do termo na perspectiva dos estudos de gênero, o artigo apresenta uma revisão bibliográfica a respeito das práticas de empoderamento feminino, realizadas e registradas na América Latina, entre os anos 2000 e 2012. A respeito das práticas de empoderamento encontradas, os três eixos principais de análise foram: o empoderamento ancorado na renda feminina, as práticas de empoderamento o...

  3. Ciclos históricos da violência na América Latina

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    Fandino Marino, Juan Mario

    2004-01-01

    O trabalho aborda a questão da violência na América Latina dentro de uma perspectiva histórica ampla. Analisa como o ciclo atual orienta-se para a superação democrática da violência, mas a economia de entorpecentes ameaça desvirtuá-lo pela contaminação do tecido moral em construção pelo crime. Palavras-chave: violência; política e instituições; América Latina. This essay addresses the question of violence in Latin America from a broad historical viewpoint. It analyzes how the existing cycl...

  4. O Problema Habitacional na América Latina: Exemplos do Brasil e Chile

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    Rubin, Graziela

    2013-01-01

    DOI: 10.12957/geouerj.2013.3873O presente artigo faz um resgate histórico da problemática habitacional na América Latinae traz como exemplos o Brasil e o Chile, países que apresentaram políticas interessantes para tentarresolver o problema da habitação. A partir do século XIX, com a industrialização e,consequentemente,o aumento da urbanização, as cidades da América Latina passaram a sofrer com osproblemas urbanos. Entre eles, a questão habitacional se destaca por ser um problema que afeta nos...

  5. A CRISE DAS IDENTIDADES NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Jonas Silva Abreu

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Em 1995, foi publicado o livro “Consumidores e Cidadãos” de Nestor Garcia Canclini. O livro trazia como tema a globalização e o consumo como agentes das transformações ocorridas no processo de elaboração das identidades coletivas no espaço latinoamericano. Tendo este texto como marco histórico-reflexivo, o objetivo do artigo é decifrar quais identidades foram produzidas no continente e entender a construção e negociação destes valores. Com o auxílio de outras obras, as identidades serão descritas tanto no contexto tradicional da modernidade constatadas na formação dos estados, nações e partidos políticos, mas também na ambiência multicultural da pós-modernidade que se fazem presentes nos discursos étnicos, atitudes religiosas e movimentos sociais em diferentes subgrupos. O trabalho pressupõe ainda que rádio, cinema, televisão e mais recentemente as redes de tecnologia e cultura transnacionais são meios que ajudaram a construir e alterar as identidades na região, além de elaborarem imagens e discursos sobre elas.

  6. A CRISE DAS IDENTIDADES NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Jonas Silva Abreu

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Em 1995, foi publicado o livro “Consumidores e Cidadãos” de Nestor Garcia Canclini. O livro trazia como tema a globalização e o consumo como agentes das transformações ocorridas no processo de elaboração das identidades coletivas no espaço latinoamericano. Tendo este texto como marco histórico-reflexivo, o objetivo do artigo é decifrar quais identidades foram produzidas no continente e entender a construção e negociação destes valores. Com o auxílio de outras obras, as identidades serão descritas tanto no contexto tradicional da modernidade constatadas na formação dos estados, nações e partidos políticos, mas também na ambiência multicultural da pós-modernidade que se fazem presentes nos discursos étnicos, atitudes religiosas e movimentos sociais em diferentes subgrupos. O trabalho pressupõe ainda que rádio, cinema, televisão e mais recentemente as redes de tecnologia e cultura transnacionais são meios que ajudaram a construir e alterar as identidades na região, além de elaborarem imagens e discursos sobre elas.

  7. 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.

  8. Desenvolvimento e Sustentabilidade na América Latina: Velha História, Novos Caminhos

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    Tayso Silva

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento, considerado durante muito tempo um valor universalmente aceito, e meta de toda sociedade moderna, hoje é questionado, inclusive sobre a forma como é produzido. É demonstrada a importância do desenvolvimento sustentável em direção à conquista de melhores condições de vida. Determinou-se como objetivo principal deste estudo apresentar insights para a maximização da sustentabilidade enquanto dinamizadora da trajetória de desenvolvimento na América Latina. Foram considerados o Painel Intergovernamental sobre Mudanças Climáticas, a Organização das Nações Unidas, o Protocolo de Quioto, entre outros estudos de validade e aceitabilidade internacional para propor parâmetros estratégicos aos negócios da AL. DOI:10.5585/riae.v13i2.2095

  9. Cultura e mercadoria: perspectivas do turismo comunitário na América Latina

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    Aracelli Bianchin

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available A mundialização do capital gerou muitos desafios para os países latino-americanos, especialmente para as comunidades tradicionais e indígenas que inseriram no mercado global. Este artigo traça um debate preliminar sobre o turismo comunitário, ferramenta do capital, que passou a integrar as atividades econômicas das comunidades tradicionais e indígenas na América Latina. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada por meios bibliográficos, documentais e com coleta de dados em três comunidades indígenas em Puerto Iguazu na Argentina. Conclui-se que o turismo se apropria e comercializa o “exótico” das comunidades e também contribui com a economia local. No entanto, o diálogo entre os atores envolvidos (Estado, empresas, ONG´S e comunidades precisa ser aprofundado, numa construção onde os protagonistas sejam as próprias comunidades para evitar a expropriação de suas culturas. Na América Latina as comunidades têm se organizado em redes e o turismo comunitário teve participação no reconhecimento das mesmas a partir de ações e criação de políticas públicas. Em Puerto Iguazu as três experiências conhecidas retratam três formas distintas de atuação do turismo e apenas uma delas vincula-se diretamente os princípios do turismo comunitário.

  10. 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

  11. CRENÇAS RELIGIOSAS, FANATISMO E SECULARIDADE NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    João Batista Libânio

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A trajetória da religiosidade na América Latina parte do catolicismo popular tradicional que se radicou no profundo do povo por obra da primeira evangelização. Caracterizou-se por valorizar os milagres, as promessas, a devoção a Nossa Senhora e aos santos, com traços penitenciais, de caráter leigo, familiar, com enorme tolerância moral. Depois a reforma romana no espírito do Concílio de Trento se fez valer a partir da 2ª metade do século XIX. Some-se um messianismo mágico que existe até hoje sob diversas formas. A renovação profunda veio com o Concílio Vaticano II. A versão latino-americana, original, da libertação se forjou em Medellín com continuidade moderada em Puebla. No momento atual, experimenta-se explosão religiosa polimorfa. E para fechar o itinerário, a V Conferência dos Bispos em Aparecida convoca os católicos para uma experiência de encontro pessoal com Cristo na Igreja na esperança de se converterem em discípulos missionários. No horizonte está a expectativa de uma Grande Missão Continental. ABSTRACT: Latin America religiosity begins with popular Catholicism which is rooted deep down in people’s soul by the work of the first evangelization. It characterizes by emphasizing miracles, vows, devotion to Our Lady and saints, with penitential traces, laity character, familial mindset, moral tolerance. In the spirit of the Trent council later in the second half of 19th century the Roman reform prevailed. Under many forms magic Messianic movements exist even today. A profound renovation arises with the second Vatican council. Its Latin America original version of liberation was forged in Medellín with moderate continuation in Puebla. In the current moment there is an explosion of multifaceted religious experience. And to close the journey, the 5th Conference of Bishops in Aparecida calls Catholics to have an experience of personal encounter with Christ in the Church in the hope of converting them into

  12. As Estimativas de Pobreza na América Latina são Confiáveis?

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    Sanjay G. Reddy

    2008-01-01

    Qual é o nível de pobreza monetária na América Latina e tem tal nível diminuído recentemente? As estimativas atuais são confiáveis? A abordagem dominante de aferição da pobreza monetária, regional e globalmente, utiliza as linhas internacionais de pobreza do Banco Mundial de ?um dólar diário? e ?dois dólares diários? por pessoa. O Banco utiliza os indicadores de ?paridade do poder de compra? (PPC) para converter essas linhas internacionais em moedas locais. (...)

  13. A Operação Condor e os Direitos Humanos na América Latina

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    Fraga, Gerson Wasen; Mahlke, Helisane

    2011-01-01

    O artigo trata sobre a proteção dos Direitos Humanos na América Latina e sua violação durante a repressão exercida pelas Ditaduras que vigoravam na região durante as décadas de sessenta e setenta. Para tanto, tem-se como ponto central dessa discussão a Operação Condor, realizada entre Argentina, Brasil, Paraguai, Uruguai e Chile, analisando seu contexto político e sua atuação na supressão dos opositores dos regimes ditatoriais vigentes. Palavras-Chave: Anistia; Direitos Humanos; Política Inte...

  14. A América Latina na crise mundial Latin America in the global crisis

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    Paul Singer

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available A integração comercial e financeira global fortaleceu a classe capitalista em relação ao proletariado em cada país ao permitir às transnacionais deslocar suas empresas para países em que o custo da mão de obra é menor. A crise colheu a América Latina pela fuga das divisas fortes, extinção do crédito externo e queda das exportações, das inversões estrangeiras e das remessas dos emigrados. A crise se generaliza com as demissões em massa, a difusão do pânico que faz o crédito encolher, derrubando as vendas de bens de maior valor e os investimentos. Os governos do Primeiro Mundo trataram de resgatar os seus bancos falidos, comprando parte do seu capital ou sua totalidade com recursos do Tesouro. No Brasil, o governo faz que os bancos públicos estendam o crédito aos setores abandonados pelos bancos privados e baixem os juros que cobram. Os governos latino-americanos estimulam o mercado interno a absorver a produção que não enontra mais compradores no exterior mediante redistribuição da renda e aumento do investimento público. Nos últimos seis anos, os emergentes cresceram 50%, enquanto os industrializados cresceram apenas 10%, o que ampliou o número de nações cuja coordenação é indispensável para que a crise mundial possa ser domada do G-7 para o G-20. Uma das lições da crise é que, em lugar da globalização financeira, o povo de cada país deve ter o direito de decidir como seu excedente social deve ser administrado. A guarda do dinheiro do público e o seu empréstimo a investidores e consumidores devem ser reservados ao poder público e a entidades associativas sem fins de lucro.Global commercial and financial integration has strengthened the capitalist class in comparison with the proletariat around the globe as it permitted multinationals to relocate their companies to countries in which the cost of the labor force was lower. The crisis reached Latin America through the flight of capital, disappearance of

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

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    Willamy Fernandes Gonçalves

    2017-10-01

    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.

  16. Estudo dos aspectos éticos dos transplantes na América Latina

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    Virgínia Maria Coelho de Holanda

    1994-06-01

    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.

  17. Territórios e Paisagens na América Latina

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    Claudia Maria Leal Leon

    2017-04-01

    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...

  18. O socialismo, lutas sociais e novo modo de vida na América Latina

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    Antunes, Ricardo

    2017-01-01

    Resumo O objetivo deste texto é refletir sobre a experiência recente do socialismo com o olhar voltado para a América Latina. Se ao longo do século XX, a tese do “socialismo em um só país” sofreu uma derrota profunda, mesmo em seu espaço ampliado de incidência, qual poderá ser o papel (econômico, social e político) de países como o Brasil, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolívia e Colômbia, Cuba etc, nas lutas pelo socialismo, tanto no espaço latinoamericano, quanto mundial? Nesta era de mundia...

  19. Estudo dos aspectos éticos dos transplantes na América Latina

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    Virgínia Maria Coelho de Holanda; Francélia Loureiro Nery; Marta Barrozo Azevedo; Tânia Cristina Botelho Mendes

    1994-01-01

    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. ...

  20. A nova divisão internacional do trabalho, capitalismo cognitivo e desenvolvimento na América Latina

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    Carlo Vercellone

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo propõe revisar questões relacionadas ao desenvolvimento da América Latina em função das transformações inerentes à crise do capitalismo industrial e à transição a um ‘novo capitalismo’, categorizado como capitalismo cognitivo. Com este objetivo, a análise está dividida em três partes. Na primeira parte se propõe uma revisão da crise estrutural do paradigma da industrialização, legado das teorias do desenvolvimento formuladas entre os anos 1950-1980. A segunda parte aborda as dificuldades e desafios produzidos pela nova divisão internacional do trabalho, fundada sobre os princípios cognitivos e o fortalecimento dos direitos de propriedade intelectual. E, finalmente uma terceira parte na qual se busca identificar certas características de uma estratégia de desenvolvimento pós-industrial para os países latino-americanos.

  1. Caráter das mudanças na America Latina. Algumas questões metodológicas

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    Lucio Oliver Costilla

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo  Este artigo aborda as atuais mudanças em curso na América do Sul, desde uma sociologia política crítica a partir de uma análise das interconexões entre sociedade política e sociedade civil, em especial gramsciana. Ela propõe ser a chave para construir um campo de problemas teóricos e metodológicos vinculados à teoria crítica e a questão do Estado em sentido integral, que permitam entender o que acontece na sociedade política (a disputa de projetos políticos e, sobre tudo, na sociedade civil (o universo de ideologias, valores, visões de mundo em jogo. A questão não se trata aceitar a ótica dos autores políticos que dirigem as mudanças em marcha, se não configurar teoricamente a problemática das mudanças. Sugiro que este enfoque de estudo permita valorizar a capacidade de intervenção institucional e político-social das forças progressistas e perguntar se estão apostando, ou não, a elevar os níveis de organização e consciência das massas populares, questão chave na construção hegemônica. Conclui-se que a questão central a elucidar na última década e meia de governos progressistas na América do Sul é saber qual o Estado que se precisa para uma sociedade em expansão e empoderamento, e qual a sociedade civil necessária para sustentar, aprofundar ou consolidar as novas políticas em um sentido emancipador.  Palavras-Chave: Crises e reconfiguração da América Latina. Ruptura epistemológica. Construção de problemáticas sociológicas. Crítica e política nas mudanças da América Latina. --- Resumen Este articulo aborda las actuales mudanzas en curso en América del Sur desde una sociología política critica a partir de una análisis de las interconexiones entre sociedad política y sociedad civil en clave gramsciana. Propone que clave construir un campo de problemas teóricos y metodológicos vinculados a la teoría crítica y a la cuestión del Estado en el sentido integral, que permitan

  2. Trazendo o cidadão para a arena pública: Capital Social e empoderamento na produção de uma democracia social na América Latina

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    Baquero, Marcello; Baquero, Rute

    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo examinar o papel do capital social e do empoderamento na construção de uma democracia orientada para o social na América Latina. Busca-se problematizar a convivência assimétrica entre procedimentos formais poliarquicos com sociedades economicamente vulneráveis e desvitalizadas socialmente. Argumentamos que capital social e empoderamento agem sinergicamente na promoção de cidadãos protagônicos na política. Os dados utilizados neste artigo provêm de pesquisa com...

  3. Redes de movimentos sociais na américa latina: caminhos para uma política emancipatória?

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    Scherer-Warren,Ilse

    2008-01-01

    Este texto pretende trazer alguns indicativos para se pensar em que medida as redes de movimentos sociais na América Latina apresentam pistas para políticas emancipatórias. Para se analisar a capacidade ou potencial de redes de movimentos sociais desse continente na construção de referenciais emancipatórios, partiu-se do pressuposto de que demandas materiais devem ser traduzidas em representações simbólicas, a fim de aproximar os atores das redes, permitir a construção de identidades coletiva...

  4. Representação de classe do empresariado financeiro na América Latina: a rede transassociativa no ano 2006

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    Minella, Ary Cesar

    2007-01-01

    O trabalho analisa a estrutura de representação de classe do empresariado financeiro na América Latina com o objetivo de identificar as conexões que se estabelecem entre as associações de bancos a partir da presença comum de conglomerados ou grupos financeiros que atuam, simultaneamente, na diretoria de várias entidades, em diferentes países, tomando como referência o ano de 2006. Trabalha-se com a hipótese da formação de redes transassociativas, adotando-se a metodologia de Análise de Redes ...

  5. Iniciativa de inovação do ensino de enfermagem na América Latina

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    Roseni Rosângela de Sena

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo descreve um conjunto de nove projetos que se caracterizam como iniciativas de inovação do ensino de enfermagem em doze países da América Latina. Faz reflexão acerca do propósito destes projetos, no sentido de incorporar concepções pedagógicas crítica-reflexivas e metodologias ativas de ensino e analisa os aspectos conceituais, as estratégias e os modelos gerenciais adotados pelos mesmos. Aborda as características comuns relativas à oferta de cursos na modalidade semi-presencial e à distância e analisa as metodologias de ensino que enfocam a relação professor/aluno enquanto relação que fortalece a aprendizagem independente e em grupo, e o uso de recursos instrucionais e de ensino propícios. Analisa, ainda, o sistema de comunicação estabelecido pelos projetos, o qual busca fortalecer relações horizontais, incorporando tecnologia e ensino telemático. Conclui pela indicação da iniciativa como uma estratégia adequada para contribuir com a construção de novos modelos de formação de pessoal de enfermagem.

  6. Proteção social aos idosos: concepções, diretrizes e reconhecimento de direitos na América Latina e no Brasil

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    Maria do Rosário de Fátima e Silva

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802014000100011 O artigo tem por objetivo percorrer o processo de constituição e concretização do sistema de proteção social na América latina e nele localizar as medidas específicas de proteção social, adotadas pelo governo brasileiro, no atendimento das demandas da população idosa. Escolheu-se como marco histórico de análise da realidade latino-americana, a I Conferência Intergovernamental sobre Envelhecimento na América Latina e Caribe, realizada pela Comissão Econômica Para a America latina e Caribe - CEPAL, em novembro/2003, em Santiago no Chile, como síntese das medidas de proteção social que vem sendo destinadas pelos países do continente ao segmento social idoso. Para a experiência brasileira elegeu-se como marco as prerrogativas legais relacionadas aos direitos dos idosos e à Seguridade Social implementadas a partir dos anos de 1990. São abordadas as concepções sobre proteção social e envelhecimento, encaradas como direito e conquista da civilização humana no século 21.

  7. Novas democracias e outras democracias na América Latina

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    Yamandú Acosta

    2014-12-01

      Abstract From a transformation of the expression “new democracies” coined by Weffort, is proposed a lecture of transitions and resultant democracies in Latin-America from the ‘80. Democracies with modernization but without modernity and socialism, are the product of triumphant transitions from new authoritarianisms foundational or re-foundational from ´60 and ’70.  Synergy between socialization operated by authoritarian Leviathan and that which has place immediately by a totalizer market in the frame of post-authoritarian democracies, shows the presence of “national security dictatorships” in “mercantile security democracies” expressing a deep continuity invisibly sense behind an apparent rupture. Forehead “new democracies”, article consider as “other democracies” those who comes from new constituents and constitutions foundational and re-foundational which imposed a new political and theoretical agenda in the new century. These “other democracies” comes from emergencies of trans-modernity that critically appeal to modernization, modernity and post-modernity as its resulting cultural logic. Weigh the anchor democracy from totalized mercantile relations and treat of to articulate it upon human and nature life in its diverse expressions like its discernment. Modernity / Trans-modernity tension run through theory and practice of democracy y Latin-America. Key words New democracies - Other democracies –Modernity - Trans-modernity --- Resumen  A partir de  una resignificación de la expresión “nuevas democracias” acuñada por Weffort, se propone una lectura de las transiciones y de las democracias resultantes en América Latina desde los ’80. Democracias con modernización pero sin modernidad y sin socialismo, son el producto de transiciones triunfantes desde los nuevos autoritarismos fundacionales o refundacionales de los ’60 y ’70.  La sinergia entre la socialización operada por el Leviatán autoritario y la que tiene

  8. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Latin America Tratamento de Staphylococcus aureus resistente à meticilina na América Latina

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    Carlos M Luna

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The global spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA means it is now a pathogen of worldwide public health concern. Within Latin America, MRSA is highly prevalent, with the proportion of S. aureus isolates that are methicillin-resistant on the rise, yet resources for managing the infection are limited. While several guidelines exist for the treatment of MRSA infections, many are written for the North American or European setting and need adaptation for use in Latin America. In this article, we aim to emphasize the importance of appropriate treatment of MRSA in the healthcare and community settings of Latin America. We present a summary of the available guidelines and antibiotics, and discuss particular considerations for clinicians treating MRSA in Latin AmericaA propagação global de Staphylococcus aureus resistente à meticilina (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - MRSA significa que se trata agora de um patógeno de interesse para a saúde pública mundial. Na América Latina, o MRSA é altamente prevalente, com a proporção de S. aureus resistente à meticilina em ascensão, no entanto os recursos para o tratamento da infecção são limitados. Embora existam várias diretrizes para o tratamento de infecções por MRSA, muitas são elaboradas para a América do Norte ou a Europa e precisam ser adaptadas para sua utilização na América Latina. Neste artigo, procuramos destacar a importância do tratamento adequado do MRSA nas unidades de saúde e na comunidade na América Latina. Apresentamos um resumo das diretrizes e dos antibióticos disponíveis, e discutimos considerações específicas para os médicos que tratam de MRSA na América Latina.

  9. PROLEGÔMENO ÀS REVOLUÇÕES RELIGIOSAS NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    David Lehmann

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    Full Text Available Nos últimos anos tornou-se cada vez mais clara a decepção daqueles que gostariam de ter visto o catolicismo "progressista" e as idéias associadas à Teologia da Libertação tornarem-se uma poderosa força de mudança na Igreja e na sociedade. Em contraste, o crescimento da variante pentecostal do protestantismo, comumente identificado com a moderna cultura americana, surpreendeu e chocou muitos observadores. Com base em trabalho de campo realizado em Salvador (Bahia, este artigo compara esses dois movimentos e mostra o que os divide e também o que eles têm em comum, à luz do que os aproxima da cultura popular, dos modelos de desenvolvimento que encerram e de sua inserção no fenômeno da globalização.

  10. GENÉTICA Y BIOÉTICA EN AMÉRICA LATINA GENÉTICA E BIOÉTICA NA AMÉRICA LATINA GENETICS AND BIOETHICS IN LATIN AMERICA

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    Claude Vergès

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Las implicaciones bioéticas de la genética en América Latina: se analizan las relaciones entre el poder científico y los derechos humanos en las condiciones particulares de este continente. En particular, el mito de la salud perfecta que rodea a la genética permite abusos de los derechos de las personas en sociedades poco democráticas. El análisis de las recomendaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para la consejería genética y las pruebas genéticas muestra que la bioética debe estar vigilante en su aplicaciónAs implicações bioéticas da genética na América Latina: são analisadas as relações entre o poder científico e os direitos humanos nas condições particulares deste continente. Em particular, o mito da saúde perfeita que rodeia a genética permite abuso dos direitos das pessoas em sociedades pouco democráticas. A análise das recomendações da Organização Mundial da Saúde para o Conselho Genético e as provas genéticas mostra que a bioética deve estar vigilante na sua aplicaçãoThe relations between genetics and bioethics in Latin America are analyzed through the relations between scientific power and human rights in the particular conditions of this continent. Particularly, the myth of genetics’power to reach perfect health is allowing abuses of human rights in poor democratic societies. The analysis of the recommendations of the World Health Organization for genetic counseling and genetic probes shows that bioethics must be vigilant in its applications

  11. Editorial: Politicas de Educação Superior na América Latina

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    Maria de Lourdes Pinto de Almeida

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    Full Text Available É com imensa satisfação que editamos o nosso volume 4, número 2 referente a maio/agosto de 2018 da nossa Revista Internacional de Educação Superior. Vale a pena destacar que a partir desta edição este periódico cientifico publica bilíngue, todos os seus textos. Neste número o eixo temático é a discussão das “Politicas de Educação Superior na América Latina”. Contamos com nove artigos, um ensaio, dois texto sobre uma pesquisa, uma resenha e uma entrevista...

  12. O império das imagens de Hitler: o projeto de expansão internacional do modelo de cinema nazi-fascista na Europa e na América Latina (1933-1955)

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    O propósito principal desta tese de doutorado é desenvolver um estudo de histórias conectadas sobre a expansão internacional do modelo de cinema nazista na Europa e na América Latina, durante as décadas de 1930 e 1950. A influência da Alemanha nazista sobre as indústrias de cinema e as produções cinematográficas da Itália fascista, de Portugal salazarista, da Espanha franquista, do Brasil varguista e da Argentina peronista, representou a tentativa de Berlim tornar-se a Nova Hollywood Mundial ...

  13. Reformas eleitorais na América Latina: grandes expectativas, poucos casos, resultados perversos Electoral reforms in Latin America: great expectations, few cases, perverse outcomes

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    André Marenco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este texto pretende realizar um balanço de reformas eleitorais nas regras para a escolha de cadeiras legislativas na América Latina a partir da terceira onda da democracia. Na primeira parte, é feita uma revisão dos estudos sobre sistemas eleitorais, considerando, em particular, os efeitos políticos provocados pelas regras de conversão de votos em mandatos eletivos e os fatores que contribuem para a realização de reformas eleitorais. Na segunda parte, são examinadas as reformas eleitorais promovidas na América Latina, buscando identificar fatores que tenham contribuído para sua realização. Na terceira seção, foram analisadas as consequências provocadas pelas mudanças nos sistemas eleitorais, especialmente aquelas relacionadas ao grau de competição partidária, volatilidade eleitoral e a desestruturação dos sistemas partidários após a implementação das reformas.This article seeks to compare electoral reforms aimed at changing the rules for the choice of legislative seats in Latin America, since the third wave of democracy. In the first section, it is presented a literature review on electoral systems studies, considering especially the political effects of the rules on how seats are distributed according to votes, and the factors that contribute to induce electoral reforms as well. In the second section, the electoral reforms promoted in Latin America are analyzed with the purpose of identifying the factors that contributed to produce such reforms. In the third section, the consequences of changes in the electoral systems are analyzed, focusing those associated to the degree of party competition and electoral volatility.

  14. Educação popular e movimentos sociais na América Latina: o desafio da participação cidadã

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    Jaime José Zitkoski

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisa, através de pesquisa bibliográfica, os desafios que hoje se colocam aos Movimentos Sociais Populares na América Latina para construirmos novas formas de organização das lutas sociais. No atual contexto, um dos maiores desafios para os povos latino-americanos é resistir frente à intensa desmobilização das pautas sociais imposta pela globalização hegemônica. Despontam com mais força as pautas conservadoras, que revelam os interesses do poder econômico das instituições financeiras, aliando a mídia com o mercado, impondo uma agenda política em plano internacional. Mas nenhum poder, por mais fortemente estruturado que seja, é absoluto. Assim, o objetivo do artigo é evidenciar que o atual momento da América Latina é importante pelas experiências políticas que estão apresentando alternativas de democracia participativa e, igualmente, na produção da vida via outras economias.

  15. O processo de ocupação/recuperação de fábricas ocupadas na América Latina

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    Giane Maria de Souza

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discorre sobre o processo de ocupação e recuperação das fábricas comandadaspor trabalhadores na América Latina – Argentina, Brasil, Bolívia, Uruguai e Venezuela – apartir do Encontro Pan-americano em Defesa do Emprego, dos Direitos, da ReformaAgrária e do Parque Fabril, realizado em Joinville (SC no ano de 2006. Para tal, tomamoso materialismo histórico como referencial teórico metodológico para compreender osantagonismos atuais da nova configuração do movimento operário latino-americanoperante as novas crises do capitalismo neste início de século. Destarte, foram realizadasentrevistas com diversas lideranças internacionais das fábricas ocupadas e recuperadas.Constatou-se, assim, que há uma similaridade no processo de ocupação em virtude dascondições estruturais pelas quais passa o capitalismo na América Latina. Por sua vez, noque se refere à recuperação há divergências crucias sobre a forma de gestão e ainstitucionalização das fábricas em relação ao Estado.

  16. Universidade na América Latina: rumos do financiamento The university in Latin America: options for financing

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    Jacques Velloso

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    Full Text Available Quais são as principais tendências do financiamento da universidade na América Latina? Que modelos seriam apropriados, tendo em vista as funções da instituição? Essas são as principais questões tratadas no artigo. Baseado em tendências ilustrativas, e considerado o cenário econômico da região, o texto inicialmente aborda alternativas quanto ao papel do Estado e contrasta propostas de financiamento do Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento - BID - e da Unesco para países em desenvolvimento. Discutindo modelos de destinação de recursos para a universidade, o artigo trata da diversificação das fontes de recursos; dos contratos de gestão e de sua associação com o mercado e com a interferência de governos, à luz da experiência européia; da gestão da universidade como instituição complexa, necessariamente convivendo com estilos acadêmicos e empresariais de administração; da responsabilidade ética pela eficiência e da preservação da autonomia de gestão financeira. A conclusão da análise argúi a favor de um dos modelos discutidos, envolvendo avaliação institucional, esta entendida como indispensável prestação de contas à sociedade e mediação entre sociedade, Estado e universidade.What are the main trends on university financing in Latin America? Which models would be appropriate, considering the functions of the institution? These are the major questions dealt with in the article. Based on illustrative trends, and considering the economic scenario of the region, the text initially deals with alternatives on the role of the State and sets out contrasts between financing proposals originating from BID and Unesco for developing countries. Discussing resource allocation models, the article addresses the diversification of funding sources; conditional contracting as related to markets and government interference, in the light of the European experience; university management as the administration of a complex

  17. Reforma agrária e desenvolvimento na América Latina: rompendo com o reducionismo das abordagens economicistas

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    Sérgio Pereira Leite

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Apesar das previsões em contrário, a reforma agrária reassumiu uma posição de destaque no debate, nos processos sociais, nas atividades políticas e em alguns programas governamentais no período recente, apresentando-se como uma oportunidade concreta na estratégia de reprodução social de uma parcela não desprezível de famílias camponesas e de trabalhadores rurais que habitam, por exemplo, os países da América Latina. O texto aborda a relação entre o acesso à terra e o desenvolvimento, recuperando as implicações da reforma agrária sobre o crescimento econômico, visto que é justamente a dimensão econômica aquela na qual este tema tem merecido um conjunto maior de críticas do campo conservador. No entanto, a intenção de pensar a democratização da terra como estratégia de desenvolvimento implica em discutir o combate à pobreza e às injustiças sociais, indo além do mero crescimento. Assim, com base na bibliografia especializada e amparando-se em dados estatísticos, o trabalho tratou de problematizar o tema da distribuição de ativos no atual contexto latino-americano, longe das armadilhas reducionistas que foram impostas ao mesmo pelo pensamento economicista em voga ao longo dos anos 80 e 90.It is necessary to rethink the process of agrarian transformation by approaching agrarian reform as a strategic vehicle for social and sustainable development. This has implications for general agricultural and economic growth, as well as for social justice and the conception of development as an expansion of freedom. Various analytical studies of the economic and historical factors of agricultural development processes, for example in Latin America context, have highlighted a number of important linkages that should be considered in discussions of agrarian reform. High levels of inequality at the beginning of a development process (for example, high concentration of land and wealth weigh negatively on long-term economic growth

  18. Humor e política na desconstrução dos super-heróis na América Latina durante a Guerra Fria: o olhar dos quadrinhos

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    Ivan Lima Gomes

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Mídia associada ao cotidiano e entretenimento juvenil, as histórias em quadrinhos (HQs alcançaram plena consolidação na América Latina durante os anos após a 2ª Guerra Mundial. Quando da Guerra Fria e da forte penetração cultural dos Estados Unidos (EUA na região, as HQs já se encontravam presentes em jornais, nos quais, por vezes, eram publicadas em suplementos específicos, além de serem editadas no formato revista por editoras especializadas. Em meio aos debates sobre as vantagens e desvantagens das HQs para a vida que já mobilizavam aqueles envolvidos no mundo das HQs, a questão do imperialismo cultural também motivou críticos e a produção local a buscar redefinir os sentidos desta mídia na América Latina. Uma das etapas passou pela efetiva defesa de uma “substituição de importações” da produção estrangeira, focando na criação local de quadrinhos que representassem a realidade nacional. Para tanto, era necessário desconstruir algumas das referências dos comics, de forma a colocá-los em xeque perante sua comunidade de leitores. O presente artigo analisa tal processo a partir de dois estudos de caso: a cooperativa brasileira CETPA (Cooperativa Editora de Trabalhos de Porto Alegre e a editora chilena Quimantú. Em ambas, o foco recaiu principalmente sobre os super-heróis, mesclando paródia e crítica política ao problematizar a atuação do super-herói na América Latina. A partir das situações em análise, o artigo procura destacar tal etapa para o estabelecimento dos quadrinhos enquanto prática cultural na região.   Palavras-chave: História em Quadrinhos; Super-heróis; América Latina – História.

  19. Perspectivas de desenvolvimento sustentável para o setor florestal na América Latina

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    Alexandre Grimaldi de Castro

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    Full Text Available A proposta de desenvolvimento sustentado representa atualmente elemento de aprofundamento das discussões quanto ao real significado dos conceitos de progresso e desenvolvimento econômico e social. A premência por alternativas estabelecida a partir das crises ambiental e de recursos tem induzido a procura de estratégias que traduzam uma solução consistente de continuidade dos processo de desenvolvimento, sem que para isso ocorra o comprometimento da base de sustentação das atividades produtivas. As perspectivas de desenvolvimento sustentado para o setor de papel e celulose na América Latina, especificamente quanto às atividades de exploração florestal, estão intimamente relacionadas a dois aspectos fundamentais: estabelecimento de uma sistemática de negociação política entre o setor produtivo e demais representantes da sociedade; inserção dos empreendimentos dentro de uma escala mais ampla, na qual estes estejam plenamente integrados à programas de desenvolvimento regional multi-setoriais. Ademais, torna-se cada vez mais necessária a consideração de particularidades ambientais, sociais e políticas inerentes a determinado local/região. Especificamente quanto a economias e sociedades latino-americanas, o reconhecimento do contexto histórico de desenvolvimento regional constitui elemento fundamental de planejamento estratégico e de compreensão do contexto ambiental e político. O estado das artes em ciência e tecnologia, embora apresente um nível significativo de incerteza, permite a incorporação e desenvolvimento de novas estratégias de gerenciamento. A gestão ambiental, representada pelo gerenciamento de processos ambientais e produtivos de forma integrada, apresenta-se como alternativa viável de transição para um modelo de maior sustentabilidade. Programas de planejamento estratégico, aliados a sistemas dinâmicos de gerenciamento ambiental, constituem as ferramentas atualmente disponíveis para implementa

  20. CAMAROTTI, Gerson. Segredos do Conclave: os bastidores da eleição do papa Francisco e a operação do Vaticano para estancar a hemorragia de fiéis na América Latina.

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    Lucas Soares Portela

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    Full Text Available RESENHA:CAMAROTTI, Gerson. Segredos do Conclave: os bastidores da eleição do papa Francisco e a operação do Vaticano para estancar a hemorragia de fiéis na América Latina. 1ª ed. São Paulo: Geração Editorial, 2013. 

  1. Pesquisa em saúde, política de saúde e eqüidade na América Latina

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    Alberto Pellegrini Filho

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O autor analisa as relações entre pesquisa de saúde, políticas de saúde e eqüidade na América Latina. Descreve novas tendências no modo de produção do conhecimento, que permitem maior integração entre as necessidades sociais e a pesquisa, facilitando o vínculo entre esta e o processo de definição de políticas. Analisa as manifestações das novas tendências na América Latina e finaliza com a descrição de algumas iniciativas promovidas pela OPAS no sentido de aproveitar as oportunidades abertas pelas novas tendências para a melhoria das condições de saúde na região. Busca defender a tese de que a informação e o conhecimento são bens públicos essenciais e que as iniqüidades de acesso a esses bens são importantes determinantes das iniqüidades em saúde. Para que as políticas de saúde e as políticas de pesquisa em saúde se integrem e se consolidem como políticas públicas voltadas a atender ao interesse público e à promoção da eqüidade, é necessário o fortalecimento do processo democrático de definição das mesmas, multiplicando os atores envolvidos, os espaços e oportunidades de interação entre eles e instrumentando sua participação com o acesso eqüitativo a informações e conhecimentos científicos pertinentes que permitam a defesa fundamentada de seus interesses.

  2. POLÍTICAS EDUCACIONAIS PARA ATENDIMENTO À DIVERSIDADE NA EDUCAÇÃO SUPERIOR NA AMÉRICA LATINA: o caso brasileiro

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    Jose Wilson Rodrigues de Melo

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available A América Latina é considerada a “Pátria da diversidade”. No contexto da mundialização as perspectivas para incentivar o local estão sendo delineadas em meio a paradoxos e contradições. O objetivo do artigo que foi o de destacar a atenção à diversidade no ensino superior público federal brasileiro com vista às políticas de acesso e permanência dos estudantes. O problema estudado verificou o alcance das políticas públicas educacionais para atender a diversidade no ensino superior. Para dar conta da problemática foi recortada uma análise da efetivação do direito à educação superior em contraste com as ações do poder público. A metodologia utilizada procurou levantar artigos em “motores de busca” da internet. Foram utilizadas a base de dados ERIC, o “google scholar”, o Portal de Periódicos da CAPES, o Scielo Brasil. Por último foi consultada a biblioteca do autor. Assim, foi obtido um resultado geral de 60 textos. Tendo o foco temático a partir dos descritores da pesquisa foi descartada uma gama considerável dos textos. Ao final, ficou observado um avanço nas políticas educacionais para atender à diversidade no ensino superior público federal brasileiro nos últimos anos. Entretanto, exclusões do diferente permanecem. Isto devido ao alcance limitado das políticas de acesso e permanência no ensino superior. Assim, a educação perde parte do seu papel na democratização da sociedade. A complexidade da relação da educação com as culturas, a sociedade e o Estado segue diante da resistência a processos globalizantes como mecanismos de exclusão e desrespeito à dignidade humana.

  3. Causalidade e cointegraçãp do risco de crédito soberano na América Latina

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    2007-01-01

    O objetivo dessa dissertação é estudar as relações entre os riscos de crédito soberano dos diversos países da América Latina. Tendo o Brasil como pivô, este estudo é realizado com base no mercado de credit Default Swaps. Os resultados mostram que o Brasil é cointegrado com o México e o Panamá, mas não apresenta relação de longo prazo com a Colômbia, a Venezuela e o Peru. Os testes de impulso e causalidade sugerem que o Brasil é o mercado mais influente na região, pois variação no risco sobera...

  4. GLOBALIZACIÓN Y PRODUCCIÓN DE PROPÓLEOS (Propolis de Apis Mellifera EN COLOMBIA Y AMÉRICA LATINA GLOBALIZAÇÃO E PRODUÇÃO DE PRÓPOLIS NA COLÔMBIA E NA AMERICA LATINA GLOBALIZATION AND COLOMBIAN AND AMERICA LATINAS PRÓPOLIS (Propolis de Apis Mellifera PRODUCTION

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    CARMENZA L LÓPEZ-PATIÑO

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza el subsector de la producción de propóleos en Colombia y América Latina en cuanto a su posibilidad de incluirlo en mercados internacionales, valorando los efectos sociales de su posible inserción dada su potencialidad y buena demanda en el mundo, se concluye después de cierto análisis del tema de la globalización planteado por diferentes autores, que no sería acertado sumergir a comunidades campesinas e indígenas involucradas en dicha actividad productiva en procesos globalizadores, si antes no se ha dado un proceso de fortalecimiento de comercialización interno que permita que la exportación sea una de las soluciones a la pobreza y contribuya al desarrollo de las comunidades en torno a problemas como la desnutrición y la falta de seguridad alimentaria. El propóleo (Propolis de Apis Mellifera es un producto del panal, extraído de resinas de algunos árboles, posee importantes cualidades desde el punto de vista médico, nutricional y farmacológico, por lo cual, es objetivo de interés y tema de investigación pese a sus bajos volúmenes de producción, en parte originados por la falta de estímulo que el productor siente por parte del Estado y del sistema de mercadeo que subvalora las calidades del producto y no lo remunera justamente.O subsector da produção de própolis na Colômbia e na América Latina e a sua possibilidade para ser incluso nos mercados internacionais é analisado, fazendo uma valorização das conseqüências que terá sobre a sociedade, no caso do esperado sucesso na demanda mundial e tendo em conta os analise que sobre a globalização fizeram alguns autores, a conclusão é que não vai dar certo apresentar as comunidades produtoras e indígenas aos processos da globalização, sem antes fazer um processo de fortalecimento no mercado interno, assim a exportação vai ajudar na luta contra a pobreza e vai contribuir ao desenvolvimento das comunidades, dando solução aos problemas de malnutri

  5. Representação de classe do empresariado financeiro na América Latina: a rede transassociativa no ano 2006

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    Ary Cesar Minella

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho analisa a estrutura de representação de classe do empresariado financeiro na América Latina com o objetivo de identificar as conexões que se estabelecem entre as associações de bancos a partir da presença comum de conglomerados ou grupos financeiros que atuam, simultaneamente, na diretoria de várias entidades, em diferentes países, tomando como referência o ano de 2006. Trabalha-se com a hipótese da formação de redes transassociativas, adotando-se a metodologia de Análise de Redes Sociais; parte dos resultados foi comparada com dados disponíveis para o ano de 2000. Entre outros aspectos, constatou-se: a um número elevado de conexões entre as associações; b a centralidade na rede de dez conglomerados ou grupos financeiros que atuam em associações de bancos em três ou mais países e c as associações que apresentam maior grau de conexão estão localizadas na Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Costa Rica, México, Nicarágua, Panamá, Paraguai e Peru. Concluiu-se que grande parte da estrutura de representação de classe do empresariado financeiro na América Latina encontra-se transnacionalizada, reforçando nossa hipótese. Discute-se o alcance e o significado dessa rede à luz da literatura internacional, destacando-se, entre outros aspectos, o potencial de intercâmbio de informação, a possibilidade de articular e coordenar posicionamentos e ações corporativas e políticas, a vinculação com outras instâncias de organização e defesa dos interesses de classe do setor financeiro.

  6. Redes transnacionais de movimentos sociais na América Latina e o desafio de uma nova construção socioterritorial

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    Breno Bringel

    Full Text Available O presente artigo parte de duas considerações: a necessidade de estabelecer diálogo interdisciplinar entre a geografia e a sociologia sobre a problemática do território e da espacialidade da política; e a constatação que a construção de redes transnacionais de organizações e movimentos sociais constitue dimensão-chave nos processos latino-americanos atuais. À luz dessas considerações os autores examinam as redes transnacionais construídas a partir de movimentos sociais na América Latina, com base no enfoque socioterritorial. Sob esta perpectiva são analisados o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra - MST, do Brasil e a Federação Uruguaia de Cooperativas de Moradia por Ajuda Mútua FUCVAM, do Uruguai. Na análise serão observadas as convergências, a formação de espaços contra-hegemônicos e os desafios enfrentados por experiências dessa natureza na busca de projeções emancipatórias, no século XXI.

  7. Redes de movimentos sociais na américa latina: caminhos para uma política emancipatória?

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    Ilse Scherer-Warren

    Full Text Available Este texto pretende trazer alguns indicativos para se pensar em que medida as redes de movimentos sociais na América Latina apresentam pistas para políticas emancipatórias. Para se analisar a capacidade ou potencial de redes de movimentos sociais desse continente na construção de referenciais emancipatórios, partiu-se do pressuposto de que demandas materiais devem ser traduzidas em representações simbólicas, a fim de aproximar os atores das redes, permitir a construção de identidades coletivas e criar elos simbólicos de referência no interior das redes, que possibilitem a convergência de suas pautas políticas. Verificou-se, ainda, como a intersubjetividade na rede se constrói a partir de referências normativas compartilhadas e quais os principais níveis constitutivos para o empoderamento de uma rede de movimento. Trata-se, pois, de verificar como atores coletivos específicos, localizados e com demandas particulares, tornam-se movimentos sociais mais abrangentes do ponto de vista de suas demandas e de seus territórios de atuação, com pautas políticas mais universais. Isto é, como está sendo construída a passagem de ações coletivas restritas a movimentos sociais propriamente ditos.

  8. Desigualdades, interdependências e afrodescendentes na América Latina Social inequalities, interdependencies and Afro-descendants in Latin America

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    Sergio Costa

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Desigualdades sociais foram tradicionalmente investigadas no âmbito do Estado-nação, privilegiando-se as diferenças de classe e a perspectiva sincrônica. Isto é: ainda que a investigação especializada, sobretudo na América Latina, venha se dedicando já há algumas décadas a estudar os nexos entre classe e outras formas de classificação social (raça, gênero etc., só muito recentemente registram-se avanços substantivos na investigação sobre os processos históricos e os nexos globais que configuram as desigualdades observadas num país determinado. O presente artigo, em sua primeira parte, oferece um panorama desses avanços, traçando um marco analítico para o estudo de desigualdades sociais a partir de interdependências históricas, geográficas e relativas às diferentes formas de classificação social. A segunda parte aplica as referências analíticas desenvolvidas ao estudo das desigualdades que afetam a população afrodescendente na América Latina.Social inequalities have conventionally been investigated as synchronous processes occurring within the contours of national borders and connected to the concept of class. As a consequence established scholarship, especially in Latin America, has given little attention to the historical dimensions and global entanglements between class and other social classifications that have shaped existing inequalities. A number of recent contributions have attempted to correct these analytical shortfalls from a variety of perspectives. In order to overcome methodological nationalism, a first group of contributions has focused on the interconnections between national and global structures of inequality, showing how inequalities correspond to entanglements between social processes at different geographical levels: local, national, global. A second group of contributions has investigated the relationship between different axes of stratification, focusing on how social inequalities emerge

  9. Interculturalidad y territorialidades confrontadas en América Latina Interculturalidade , e territorialidades em confronto na América Latina Interculturality and Territorialities Confronted in Latin America

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    Miguel Alberto Bartolomé

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Ante la retórica del Bicentenario le toca a la antropología, considerada a veces como la ciencia de la diferencia, ofrecer aproximaciones posibles a la diversidad cultural pasada y presente de nuestras configuraciones estatales; es decir al pluralismo cultural objetivamente vigente, para tratar de entender algunos de los aspectos más críticos de las relaciones interculturales contemporáneas. Esto supone reconocer que la interculturalidad puede ser comprendida como el aspecto dinámico de la pluralidad, en la medida que implica la vinculación de actores sociales pertenecientes a diferentes esferas culturales. Y pluralidad cuya existencia objetiva y proyección hacia el futuro, depende precisamente de las características de las relaciones interculturales. Dichas relaciones brindan visibilidad a la pluralidad y, a la vez, de su naturaleza depende el futuro mismo de la pluralidad cultural; ya que no es factible el mantenimiento de una diversidad signada por la desigualdad que ha tipificado a nivel histórico y contemporáneo, la vinculación entre las sociedades nativas y los estados nacionales surgidos de las independencias criollas.Perante a retórica do Bicentenário é a antropologia, considerada as vezes como a ciência da diferença, oferecer aproximações possíveis à diversidade cultural no passado e no presente das nossas configurações estatais. Ou seja, ao pluralismo cultural objectivamente vigente com o intuito de tentar entender alguns dos aspectos mais críticos das relações interculturais contemporâneas. Isto supõe reconhecer que a interculturalidade pode ser compreendida como o aspecto dinâmico da pluralidade na medida que implica a vinculação de actores sociais pertencentes a diferentes esferas culturais. E uma pluralidade cuja existência objectiva e projecção para o futuro depende precisamente das características das relações interculturais. Ditas relações possibilitam uma visibilidade a essa pluralidade e

  10. Estudos e práticas da economia (e da política de comunicações na América Latina

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    Edgard Rebouças

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo expõe um panorama do que vem sendo debatido na América Latina com referenciais da economia política das comunicações e das indústrias culturais ao longo dos últimos 50 anos. Mostra ainda como pesquisadores latino-americanos têm se destacado pela junção de aportes do espaço público habermasiano, das políticas de comunicações, da economia política ortodoxa, das “novas” tecnologias e das indústrias culturais. O texto trata também dos riscos da ideologização e/ou do economicismo de muitos estudos e conclui observando a necessidade de mais diálogos entre pesquisadores e áreas. Palavras-chave: América Latina; hibridismo metodológico; economia política; políticas de comunicações; indústrias culturais. ABSTRACT This article expose a panorama of that is being debated in Latin America with theoretical references of the political economy of communications and the cultural industries to the long one of last 50 years. It also shows as Latin American researchers have worked with the hybridization of those approaches: the habermasian public space, the communications policies, the orthodox political economy, the “new” technologies and the cultural industries. The text also deals with the risks of the ideologization and/or the economicism of many studies and concludes observing the necessity of more dialogues between researchers and fields. Keywords: Latin America; methodological hybridism; politic economy; communications policies; cultural industries.

  11. Educação e gestão escolar na América Latina: histórico, desafios e possibilidades

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    Maria De Lourdes Pinto de Almeida

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende pensar a escola como um espaço de tolerância e de respeito, que propicie o desenvolvimento de uma cultura democrática, de maneira que o seu funcionamento estimule a participação de todos na tomada de decisões. Isso parece ser utópico e não fazer parte da vontade política das lideranças do mundo globalizado e, sobretudo, capitalista. O trabalho escolar realizado na gestão, na maioria das vezes, perde o sentido de espaço de troca, de construção e de relação social, e é encarado apenas como fator de emancipação econômica, moeda de troca, o que é ilusório, pois a remuneração oferecida de acordo com o mercado não atende, há muito tempo, às reais necessidades. Desse modo, objetiva-se discutir a gestão escolar diante de um contexto histórico na América Latina, ditado por um Estado Neoliberal que não valoriza a Educação Escolar e que entende o trabalho enquanto venda de força produtiva por um salário no final do mês, e não enquanto produção da existência humana.    Education and school management in Latin America: history, challenges and opportunities   Abstract This article intends to think the school as a place of tolerance and respect that fosters the development of a democratic culture, so that its operation encourages the participation of all in decision making processes. This seems to be utopian and not part of the political will of the leaders of the globalized and - especially - capitalist world. The work performed in school management, in most cases, loses the sense of space of exchanges, of social construction and relationship, and is seen only as a factor of economic emancipation and currency exchange, which is illusory because the compensation offered according to the market no long meets the real needs. This way, our goal is to discuss the school management before a historical context in Latin America, which is dictated by a neoliberal state that does not value the school

  12. Nursing research in Latin America: 1988-1998 La investigación en enfermería en América Latina: 1988-1998 A pesquisa em enfermagem na América Latina: 1988-1998

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    Rita L. Ailinger

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of nursing research in Latin America during the decade from 1988 to 1998. Data from the bi-annual Pan American Colloquia in Nursing Research from 1988 to 1998 were subject to secondary analysis. Findings indicate that most of the research emanated from Brazil, the only country with a doctoral program in nursing in the 1990's. Research topics included: public health issues, clinical studies (usually of adults, nursing care studies of process, therapeutic communication, and administrative issues such as standards of care and quality. The most common design was descriptive quantitative, although there were several qualitative studies. The analysis provides directions for future research and indicates areas of concern, especially the need for theory based nursing research.El propósito de este artículo es ofrecer un panorama sobre la investigación en enfermería en América Latina durante la década de 1988 a 1998. La información reunida en los Coloquios Panamericanos de Investigación en Enfermería, que se celebran cada dos años, fue sometida a análisis secundario. Descubrimos que la mayor parte de las investigaciones emana del Brasil, el único país con un programa de doctorado en enfermería en los años noventa. Los tópicos de investigación incluyen asuntos de salud pública, estudios clínicos (normalmente de adultos, estudios del proceso de atención de enfermería, comunicación terapéutica y asuntos administrativos tales como normas de atención y calidad. El diseño más común fue el estudio cuantitativo descriptivo, aunque también encontramos varios estudios cualitativos. El análisis ofrece direcciones para futuras investigaciones e indica áreas de preocupación, especialmente la necesidad de una investigación en enfermería con base teórica.O objetivo do presente artigo é oferecer um panorama da pesquisa em enfermagem na América Latina realizada durante a década de

  13. Participação de representantes da sociedade civil na esfera pública na América Latina. doi:10.5007/2175-7984.2011v10n18p233

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    Maria da Glória Gohn

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Partindo de cenários desenhados pelas novas políticas públicas na América Latina, especialmente no caso do Brasil, o trabalho apresenta os eixos principais destas políticas no que diz respeito à participação de grupos organizados da sociedade civil. Demarcam-se as diferenças entre as atuais políticas sociais voltadas para o atendimento de demandas sociais e a construção e implementação destas políticas nos anos de 1990. O objetivo principal é o de qualificar o caráter e a natureza das novas ações envolvendo a sociedade civil organizada e as instâncias governamentais, indagando sobre os impactos e resultados destas relações no processo democrático em curso.

  14. Metodologias de pesquisa no ensino de ciências na América Latina: como pesquisamos na década de 2000 Research methods in Science Education in Latin America: how we researched in the 2000s

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    Flávia Maria Teixeira dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho apresentamos os resultados de uma pesquisa sobre as metodologias e instrumentos de pesquisa usados nos artigos publicados nas principais revistas da área de ensino de ciências da América Latina no período 2000-2009. A partir destes dados, discutimos diferentes aspectos que podem ser úteis para melhorar a qualidade da pesquisa na área.In this article we present the results of a research about the research methods used in science education in Latin America during 2000-2009, as shown by the articles published in renowned Latin-American journals. We also discuss different aspects that may be useful for improving the quality of the research in science education.

  15. As origens da participação da América Latina na Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações, 1920 a 1940

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    A Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações colaborou com especialistas latino-americanos em saúde pública e doenças infecciosas desde o início da década de 1920 e até a eclosão da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Desenvolveu estudos sobre saúde e nutrição infantil e sobre a lepra. A abordagem foi orientada por especialistas, tendo em mira o desenvolvimento da saúde pública em bases científicas. Houve conferências, visitas e relatórios sobre a América Latina. O artigo demonstra que a colaboração da Amér...

  16. Estudos de Gênero na América Latina: dinâmicas epistêmicas e emancipações plurais

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    Delia Dutra

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca apontar algumas singularidades do debate contemporâneo sobre os Estudos de Gênero na América Latina, sempre reconhecendo a interdependência desses com aqueles que acontecem em outras regiões do mundo. Partimos do entendimento de que os estudos de gênero de forma geral foram e continuam sendo pautados por uma agenda de ação política que luta pelos direitos humanos daqueles grupos que historicamente foram marginalizados dos processos de tomadas de decisões e dos espaços institucionalizados de produção científica. Reconhecer parte das especificidades dos debates sobre a questão gênero na região permite entender quais as contribuições que aportam para o estudo e compreensão das problemáticas próprias a esses países. Identificamos pontos de (desencontros entre correntes de pensamento feminista provenientes do denominado mundo ocidental, incluído nisso também pesquisadoras do Brasil e países da região, e a proposta de deslocamento político-epistêmico levada adiante por pensadoras feministas comunitárias indígenas. Instâncias que desafiam a troca de saberes entre cosmovisões diversas que permitem interpretações plurais da sociedade. Concluímos apresentando de forma sucinta os textos que conformam a sessão temática sobre o debate contemporâneo nos Estudos de Gênero na América Latina. Palavra-chave: Estudos de Gênero, América Latina, feminismo comunitário *** Abstract:  The objective of this article is to point out singularities of the contemporary debate about Gender Studies in Latin America, recognizing always their interdependence with those in other regions of the world. Our point of departure is the understanding of Gender Studies as ones that were and continue to be determined by an agenda of political action that fights for the human rights of groups historically margined of the decision making processes and of institutionalized spaces of scientific production. Recognizing

  17. A política de cotas na América Latina Evaluating the Results of Quota Systems in Politics in Latin America

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    MALA HTUN

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Tendo como pano de fundo o avanço na liderança das mulheres na América Latina, marcado pelo aumento do número de mulheres em cargos eletivos, pela adoção da política de cotas em muitos países e pelo crescimento do tema da igualdade entre mulheres e homens nos programas políticos, analisa-se a variação dos efeitos das políticas de cotas. Entre os fatores determinantes para os resultados destas políticas estão: a natureza do sistema eleitoral, com base em listas abertas ou listas fechadas; a existência ou não da norma de obrigatoriedade de posição competitiva das mulheres na lista partidária; e, finalmente, o compromisso partidário, no qual as políticas de cotas estão inseridas.This article discusses the varying effects of quota systems, as they emerge from a scenario of women's increased inroads into politics in Latin America, expressed in the increased number of women in elected offices, the implementation of quota systems and increased presence of the issue of gender equality in political agendas. The character of the electoral system, as based on "open" or "closed" lists; the absence or presence of a norm of a compulsory competitive position for women within political parties and political parties' commitment to quota policies are the crucial factors that determine variation.

  18. Reflections About the Role of Intellectuals in Latin America Reflexiones acerca del rol de los intelectuales en América Latina Reflexões sobre o papel dos intelectuais na América Latina

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    Judith Naidorf

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    intellectual debate but to contribute to a not new but always applicable, which should be a breakthrough for each of our practices in the different social areas in which we daily work.

    En este trabajo nos proponemos abordar algunos aspectos teórico - conceptuales que contribuyan a la reflexión sobre la especificidad del papel del intelectual latinoamericano actual. Los aportes de diversos autores nos ayudarán a caracterizar un rol que se encuentra en permanente reformulación, análisis y discusión. La propuesta es retomar los desarrollos teóricos de la categoría de intelectual, desde Antonio Gramsci e Immanuel Wallerstein principalmente, pasando por sus momentos más intensos en la década del 60-70 con Sartre y Foucault en Europa. También se rescatan las contribuciones realizadas por Pierre Bourdieu, Sousa Santos y los aportes para América Latina de Fals Borda, Florestán Fernández, Octavio Ianni y Eliseo Verón, entre otros. Además se incluyen como ejemplos declaraciones del subcomandante Marcos para el EZLN y se hace referencia a los análisis realizados por Julio Gambina y Daniel Campione para el caso argentino. No es interés de este trabajo arribar a definiciones acabadas acerca de la función social del intelectual sino aportar a un debate no nuevo pero siempre vigente. Neste trabalho pretendemos abordar alguns aspectos teóricos-conceituais que contribuem para a reflexão sobre especificidade do papel do intelectual latino-americano atual. As contribuições de diferentes autores nos ajudam a caracterizar um papel que está constantemente sendo repensado, a análisado e discutido. A proposta é revisitar aos desenvolvimentos teóricos sobre o "intelectual" de Antonio Gramsci e Emanuel Wallerstein principalmente através dos debates mais intensos na década de 60-70 com Sartre e Foucault na Europa. Também se destacam as contribuições feitas por Pierre Bourdieu, Sousa Santos e contribuições desde América Latina de

  19. Bulgária e América Latina na época da Guerra Fria: um estudo de caso sobre as relações políticas do Bloco Soviético com os países da América Latina

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    Jordan Angelov Baev

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    Full Text Available O estudo baseia-se em arquivos do pós-guerra búlgaros e discute pela primeira vez muitos episódios ainda desconhecidos das relações búlgaras com países da América Latina na época da Guerra Fria. O estabelecimento e desenvolvimento das relações diplomáticas e políticas entre um pequeno estado balcânico como a Bulgária com a América Latina é vista como um estudo de caso da política dentro do bloco soviético, em geral, para o hemisfério ocidental dentro do modelo do confronto bipolar. O estudo consiste em quatro dos acontecimentos políticos e sociais mais significativos nos anos da Guerra Fria: Revolução Cubana, o Governo da Unidade Popular e a Revolução Sandinista na Nicarágua, que levou para o confronto armado na América Central, na última década da Guerra Fria.

  20. Déficit em transações correntes, movimentos de capital e ataques especulativos: uma abordagem estruturalista das recentes crises cambiais na América Latina

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    Marcelo Curado

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é elaborar um modelo teórico sobre o papel dos déficits estruturais em transações correntes e da capacidade limitada de absorção de ativos externos como elementos presentes em crises cambiais de economias emergentes. O modelo terá como refe-rência as recentes crises ocorridas na América Latina, especificamente a crise mexicana de 1994 e brasileira de 1999. Pretende-se, portanto, incorporar ao debate algumas especificidades da região que têm sido negligenciadas, ou incorporadas de forma apenas parcial, pela literatura estabelecida sobre crises cambiais. O modelo deverá ilustrar o argumento de que as causas para os recentes ataques especulativos na região encontram vinculações - além dos aspectos financeiros destacados pela literatura estabelecida - com o grau de competiti-vidade externa da economia e seu grau de desenvolvimento tecnológico.This work aims to develop a theoretical model of the role that structural deficit in current account, as well as a limited capacity of absorption of financial capital, play in exchange rate crisis in developing countries. The model is specifically framed in the light of the experience of exchange rate crisis in Latin America, especially that of Brazil (1999 and Mexico (1994. The model includes key features of the Latin American economies which have been neglected or taken into account only partially in the current literature on external crisis. In particular, it is argued that recent speculative attacks on some Latin American currencies are related - along with the financial aspects usually highlighted by the existing literature - to competitiveness and technological development.

  1. Alguns aspectos da reforma da inteligência na América Latina Some aspects of reforming intelligence in Latin America

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo identifica algumas das características principais da reforma no setor de inteligência na América Latina, dentro do contexto mais amplo das relações entre os estados e os agentes de segurança. São consideradas três questões principais: o legado autoritário, a transição e o lugar em que os estados se encontram, mas esta última questão é abordada mais para a conveniência da análise do que para sugerir qualquer sequência natural e necessária ou um destino para a mudança. Exemplos tirados da reforma das agências estatais de inteligência na Argentina e no Brasil são discutidos dentro da ideia mais ampla de "securitismo": um conceito amplo que descreve como o setor de segurança é governado atualmente em termos de interpenetração e dependência mútua dos estados, empresas e agentes "comunitários".This article identifies some of the main features of intelligence sector reform in Latin America within the broader context of the relationships between states and other security actors. Three main questions are considered: the authoritarian legacy, the transition and where states are now, but this is for convenience of analysis rather than implying any necessary sequence of or destination for change. Examples drawn from the reform of state intelligence agencies in Argentina and Brazil are discussed within the broader idea of "securitism": an umbrella concept describing how the security sector is currently governed in terms of the inter-penetration and mutual dependence of state, corporate and 'community' actors.

  2. EL PROGRAMA CITI: UNA ALTERNATIVA PARA LA CAPACITACIÓN EN ÉTICA DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN AMÉRICA LATINA O PROGRAMA CITI: UMA ALTERNATIVA PARA A CAPACITAÇÃO NA ÉTICA DA PESQUISA NA AMÉRICA LATINA THE CITI PROGRAM: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRAIN LATIN AMERICA IN INVESTIGATION'S ETHICS

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    Sergio Litewka

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    Full Text Available El Programa CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative es un curso basado en Internet y desarrollado por voluntarios, que brinda material educacional sobre protección de sujetos humanos en investigaciones biomédicas y de conducta, buenas prácticas clínicas, conducta responsable de la investigación y trato humanitario a animales de laboratorio. Es un esfuerzo conjunto del Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center y la Universidad de Miami. Con la colaboración de expertos locales, gran parte del contenido se ha adaptado para América Latina, se ha traducido al español y portugués y se han establecido acuerdos de colaboración con instituciones especializadas en bioética en Chile, Brasil, Costa Rica y Perú. Los autores presentan una metodología accesible para la capacitación en ética de la investigación y una justificación de su uso y difusión en América Latina.O programa CITI (Iniciativa de treinamento institucional colaborativo é um curso baseado na internet e desenvolvido por voluntários, que fornece material educacional sobre a proteção de sujeitos humanos nas pesquisas biomédicas e de conduta, boas práticas clínicas, conduta responsável da pesquisa e trato humanitário para animais em laboratório. É um esforço conjunto do Fred Hutchinson Câncer Research Center e a Universidade de Miami. Com a colaboração de peritos locais, grande parte do conteúdo foi adaptado para a América Latina e traduzido para o espanhol e português e se estabeleceram acordos de colaboração com instituições especializadas em bioética no Chile, Brasil,Costa Rica e, Peru. Os autores apresentam uma metodologia acessível para a capacitação em ética da pesquisa e uma justificação de seu uso e difusão na América Latina.The CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative is a course based on Internet with no profit intention; it has been developed by volunteers who offer educational subjects on human beings

  3. Universidad y calidad en América Latina en perspectiva comparada: Interrogantes y desafíos Universidade e qualidade na América Latina em perspectiva comparada: interrogações e desafios University and quality in Latin America in comparative perspective: questions and challenges

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    Norberto Fernández Lamarra

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A partir de una serie de interrogantes y desafíos que se plantean inicialmente sobre los procesos de evaluación de la calidad, se caracterizan las políticas neoliberales en materia de educación superior desarrolladas en la mayoría de los países de América Latina y sus consecuencias sobre los sistemas universitarios y su evolución. Luego se analizan diversas concepciones teórico-metodológicas sobre calidad y sobre su evaluación y acreditación. También se consideran estos procesos en perspectiva comparada, analizando los desarrollados en Estados Unidos y Canadá, en Europa y en América Latina. Finalmente se plantean críticamente las principales tendencias registradas en América Latina en cuanto a evaluación y acreditación de la calidad de la educación superior, sus logros y limitaciones y, particularmente, sus desafíos.A partir de uma série de interrogações e desafios postos inicialmente sobre os processos de avalia­ção da qualidade, são caracterizadas as políticas neoliberais em matéria de educação superior desenvolvidas na maioria dos países da América Latina e suas consequências sobre os sistemas universitários e sua evolução. Em seguida são analisadas diversas concepções teórico-metodológicas sobre qualidade e sobre sua avaliação e acreditação. Também são considerados estes processos na perspectiva comparada, analisando os desenvolvidos nos Estados Unidos e Canadá, na Europa e na América Latina. Finalmente são apresentadas criticamente as principais tendências registradas na América Latina relativamente à avaliaçao e à acreditação da qualidade da educação superior, seus êxitos e limitações e, particularmente, seus desafios.Based on a series of questions and challenges posed initially on processes of quality evaluation, the text characterizes the neoliberal policies in higher education as developed in most Latin American countries and their impact on university systems and their

  4. A Graduação em Gerontologia na América Latina e Portugal – uma análise dos cursos e da oferta de disciplinas de avaliação gerontológica

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    Aline Silveira Viana

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é analisar a oferta de cursos de graduação em Gerontologia, na América Latina e Portugal. Foram localizados 22 cursos e analisados quanto ao início dos mesmos, objetivo, perfil profissional, carga horária e duração. Dos 22 cursos identificados, 45,4% oferecem disciplinas relacionadas à avaliação gerontológica. Conclui-se que há crescente preocupação dos países em formar profissionais aptos a lidar com uma população idosa em crescimento.  

  5. Reflexões sobre uma nova historiografia literária na América LatinaDOI:10.5007/2175-8026.2010n59p113

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    Eduardo Faria Coutinho

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    Full Text Available Com a contribuição de correntes do pensamento como a Desconstrução, a Nova História e os chamados Estudos Culturais e Pós-Coloniais, a Historiografia Literária vem sofrendo, nas últimas décadas, considerável transformação, que se faz sentir pelo questionamento de alguns de seus pilares tradicionais, como as noções de “progressão linear”, “nação”, “idioma” e “literariedade”. Na América Latina, onde a historiografia literária sempre tomou por base os modelos europeus, e deixou de lado a produção de grande parte da população, como os indígenas e africanos, a questão vem inquietando diversos estudiosos, e já deu margem à criação de Histórias Literárias de alto teor inovativo, que dão voz a esses grupos, até então silenciados. Este trabalho consiste numa reflexão sobre esta nova historiografia literária na América Latina, e sobre o papel que ela vem desempenhando no campo dos estudos latino-americanos e de Literatura Comparada de maneira geral.

  6. O setor privado de ensino superior na América Latina The private sector in Latin America: a comparative analysis

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    Eunice Ribeiro Durham

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata da relação entre o setor público e o privado em cinco sistemas nacionais de ensino superior: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colômbia e México. Em cada país constatam-se dinâmicas muito específicas da relação público/privado em seus respectivos sistemas de ensino superior. Em contraste com o Brasil, onde a expansão do setor privado iniciou-se em meados dos anos 60 e retraiu-se ao longo da década de 80, nos demais países, o crescimento absoluto e relativo das matrículas no setor privado, além de mais recente, ainda não apresentou sinais de esgotamento. Diferenças detiming na expansão do setor privado nos cinco países suscitam questões relevantes sobre a oportunidade da abertura do ensino superior para o mercado e sobre a relação do Estado com os respectivos sistemas nacionais, temas, sem dúvida, centrais no debate contemporâneo sobre ensino superior na América Latina.The article treats the relationship between the public and private sectors in five national systems of higher education: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. In each country there are very specific dynamics in the public/private relationship and their respective higher education systems. In contrast with Brazil where the expansion of the private sector began the mid 60s and contracted during the 80s, in the other countries the absolute and relative growth of enrollments in the private sector, in addition to being more recent, still shows no signs of exhaustion. Differences in timing in the expansion of the private sector in the five countries invite relevant questions about the opportunity for opening up higher education to the market and about the relationship with the State with the respective national systems. These issues doubtlessly are central in the contemporary debate on higher education in Latin America.

  7. Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Latin America by the Liada Perspective. (Spanish Title: Enseñanza y Divulgación de la Astronomía en la América Latina en la Perspectiva de la Liada.) Ensino e Divulgação da Astronomia na América Latina na Perspectiva da Liada

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    Bretones, Paulo Sergio

    2008-12-01

    Sección, faz-se una análisis y discusión sobre la importancia de tales relatos para finalidades educacionales. Es presentada una Hoja de reporte elaborado como sugestión para presentación de relatos por parte de individuos y instituciones ben como discutida la importancia de la sistematización de experiencias visando mayor visibilidad y cambio de informaciones en el área. Concluí con una evaluación de los proyectos, su potencial y limitaciones, ben como sugestiones de proyectos futuros visando mayor interacción entre los países de la América Latina y tornando disponible la Sección para esta finalidad. Esse trabalho visa divulgar e analisar as atividades da Seção de Ensino e Divulgação de Astronomia (SEDA) da Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia (LIADA). Após um histórico da LIADA, são apresentados os diversos projetos da Seção que conta com a colaboração de coordenadores locais na maioria dos países da América Latina. São apresentados os projetos que visam chamar a atenção do público em geral, estudantes e professores para a observação do céu e posterior envio de relatos para colocação na página da Seção na Internet. Mais especificamente são analisados os projetos e relatos relacionados aos eclipses ocorridos desde o ano 2000. Utilizando-se os arquivos disponibilizados na página da Seção, faz-se uma análise e discussão sobre a importância de tais relatos para finalidades educacionais. É apresentado um formulário elaborado como sugestão para apresentação de relatos por parte de indivíduos e instituições bem como discutida a importância da sistematização de experiências visando maior visibilidade e troca de informações na área. Conclui com uma avaliação dos projetos, seu potencial e limitações, bem como sugestões de projetos futuros visando maior interação entre os países da América Latina e tornando disponível a Seção para esta finalidade.

  8. EQUIPES VIRTUAIS: UM ESTUDO DE CASO DE IMPLANTAÇÃO DE UM SISTEMA NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Armando Terribili Filho

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo de caso que apresenta um projeto internacional de implantação de novos processos de negócios com suporte de sistemas de informação em empresa multinacional norte-americana com utilização de equipes virtuais sediadas em São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bogotá e Cidade do México. A metodologia utilizada o desenvolvimento deste artigo constituiu-se de levantamento bibliográfico e coleta, agrupamento e análise de dados. Este projeto teve três fatores-chave na sua execução: primeiro, foi a seleção, disponibilização e uso das tecnologias adequadas; o segundo fator, a comunicação, com Plano de Comunicação desenvolvido em parceria com a Área de Marketing da empresa; e o terceiro fator, a gestão de pessoas, atribuindo prioridade aos aspectos culturais, como: idioma, feriados, horário de trabalho e rotinas locais. O costumeiro atraso dos participantes para as reuniões de progresso do projeto foi um dos maiores obstáculos superados no curso do projeto.

  9. Em busca de uma nova inserção da América Latina na economia global

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    Maria Cristina Cacciamali

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é discutir, de forma interdisciplinar, as condições necessárias e os caminhos para concretizar um modelo econômico e político de maior autonomia no cenário mundial para os países da América do Sul. O enfoque parte das condições políticas e sociais configuradas pela região ao fim da primeira década do presente século, enfatizando o papel do Brasil e considerando as relações econômicas e políticas do contexto internacional, a estabilidade política e o crescente protagonismo da China nos países da região. Analisa ainda aspectos referentes à importância da política social e da política de defesa comum sob a União das Nações Sul-Americanas (Unasul.The aim of this paper is to discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the necessary conditions and steps to achieve a more autonomous political and economic model on the world stage for South America countries. It departs from the political and social conditions of the region by the end of the first decade of this century. Emphasis is placed on the role of Brazil across the region in the light of the economic and political relations in the international arena, political stability and the growing influence of China. It also examines issues concerning the importance of maintaining an inclusive social policy and a common defense policy under the Southern America Nations Union (Unasur.

  10. Aporias políticas e psicológicas dos estudos literários latino-americanos: para uma leitura do livro Literatura comparada na América Latina, de Eduardo Coutinho

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    Eduardo Guerreiro Brito Losso

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute questões importantes para a crítica e para a teoria da literatura, levantadas por Eduardo Coutinho em livro recente, entre as quais a "maioridade" da teoria na América Latina, a inalterável necessidade do valor estético na discussão acerca dos estudos culturais, a abordagem da "pobre elite literária" e a relação entre o marxismo (Adorno e os estudos pós-coloniais.El artículo trata sobre algunas cuestiones importantes para la crítica y la teoría literaria, presentadas a partir del libro noveno de Eduardo Coutinho: el problema de la "mayoría de edad" en la teoria de América latina, la ineludible necesidad de valor estético ausente en la discusión de los estudios culturales, la temática de la "pobre elite literaria", y la relación entre el marxismo (Adorno y los estudios poscoloniales.The article discusses important questions of literary criticism and theory stemming from a new book of Eduardo Coutinho: the problem of the "majority" of theory in Latin America, the unalterable necessity of esthetic values within the discussion around cultural studies, observations about "the poor literary elite", and the relationship between marxism (Adorno and post-Colonial studies.

  11. De cidades e sociedades: estética, contextos e as tendências na representação urbana e da periferia em videoclipes da América Latina

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    Victória Costa

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste ensaio analisamos e discutimos a relação entre a experiência dos indivíduos e ruas, bairros e cidades, especialmente de áreas consideradas de periferia, que são apresentadas/ representadas em videoclipes de intérpretes e grupos latinos a partir dos anos 2000. Por meio da observação e análise de tais obras – e de outras que aqui são apenas citadas – propomos a divisão em cinco categorias: “Pertencimento”; “Cenários”; “Espaço como produto”; “Luta e denúncia” e “Simbiose”, entre pertencimento e cenários. Tais aspectos comunicariam uma possível tendência em videoclipes e os diálogos entre cidades e sociedades na produção audiovisual contemporânea na América Latina.  Palavras-chave: Cidades. Periferia. Videoclipes. Audiovisual. América Latina.

  12. REFLEXÕES SOBRE AS IDENTIDADES-CONSUMO NA AMÉRICA LATINA SOBRE A ÓTICA DA ATIVIDADE TURÍSTICA

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    Denio Santos Azevedo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A atividade turística relaciona-se, diante da sua complexidade, com elementos midiáticos que estimulam o consumo de determinados destinos e culturas. Os planejadores turísticos transformaram e continuam transformando cidades, a história, a memória e o patrimônio cultural material e imaterial de grupos sociais específicos, entendidos como elementos representativos das identidades, em atrativos turísticos, ou seja, em objetos de consumo. Tal fabricação possui como base de sustentação o planejamento turístico e a sua difusão se dá a partir das diferentes mídias utilizadas na promoção turística. Consumir as identidades-consumo é consumir simbolicamente o “outro” e tal prática gera “distinção” entre os grupos sociais, constrói imaginários e alimenta a “concorrência “inter-cidades” no mercado latino dos deslocamentos programados para fins turísticos. Neste sentido, os planejadores turísticos motivam os deslocamentos temporários por meio da possibilidade destes viajantes terem contato com outras culturas e conhecimentos, por meio do consumo simbólico dos elementos identitários do “outro”. É por meio do consumo simbólicos das representações identitárias de grupos sociais específicos que o turista ou visitante passa a identificar cidades e/ou países na promoção turística dos destinos. Considerando tais aspectos o presente estudo visa desenvolver reflexões sobre a relação entre o turismo, o turista e as identidades-consumo a partir de algumas observações sobre a promoção turística de algumas cidades latinas em sites de turismo aqui pesquisados. Observou-se, nos sites promocionais verificados, a representação de elementos considerados típicos de certos destinos turísticos como o Mariachi no México, a presença das comunidades guaranis na argentina, a exposição da gastronomia típica através dos Chivitos uruguaios, o Chorizo argentino, o Ceviche peruano, as Cachapas e as Arepas

  13. Ativação popular do patrimônio-territorial na América Latina: teoria e metodologia

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    Everaldo Batista da Costa

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    Full Text Available Los grave s problemas de orden social en América Latina -desde la intolerancia etnocultural hasta la precariedad laboral e indigencia- producen ‘territorios de excepción’ como locus de la vida, paradójicamente, segmentada y pujante, de los subalternizados por la modernidad/colonialidad del poder. En este sentido, el objetivo del artículo es escribir notas teóricas y metodológicas para la activación popular del denominado ‘patrimonio-territorial’ situado en territorios de excepción latinoamericanos. Se adoptaron dos procedimientos analíticos principales: a el patrimonio territorial se aborda como resistencia, en la lógica de la división social y espacial del trabajo latinoamericano; b la activación popular del patrimonio-territorial se discute con propuestas metodológicas en términos de niveles, escalas y temporalidades, para la elaboración de ‘itinerarios patrimoniales utópicos’. Datos recientes de la Cepal sobre la urbanización, trabajo, pobreza y turismo en América Latina, acompañan y justifican la propuesta.

  14. La extensión universitaria en América Latina: concepciones y tendencias Extensão universitaria na América Latina: conceitos e tendências University Extension in Latin America: Concepts and Trends

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    María Carolina Ortiz-Riaga

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una revisión sobre el desarrollo de la extensión universitaria en las universidades latinoamericanas, y se describen los avances en las universidades colombianas. Se realizó una revisión documental, apoyada en fuentes secundarias, especialmente de artículos sobre resultados de investigación en bases de datos científicas y de documentos institucionales. Como resultado, se identifican algunos conceptos y modelos, así como experiencias específicas en el desarrollo de la función de extensión y las perspectivas que se vislumbran hacia su fortalecimiento. En conclusión, se destaca la vigencia del tema y su importancia como función sustantiva, que debe hacer una lectura rigurosa de las necesidades del entorno, proyectar sus saberes y ofrecer soluciones a las problemáticas específicas de los países latinoamericanos, en una interacción de doble vía, que enriquezca a la universidad y a la sociedad en general.Revisão do desenvolvimento da extensão universitaria em América Latina e descrição do sseus avanços nas universidades colombianas. Se revisou a literatura, com base em fontes secundarias, principalmente de artigos sobre resultados de pesquisa em bases de dados científicas e documentos institucionais. Os achados identificam alguns conceitos e modelos, bem como experiência específicano desenvolvimento dafunção de extensão e as perspectivas para fortalecê-la. Em conclusão, destaca a validade do tema e sua importância como função fundamental que deve examinarem detalhe as necessidades do ambiente, projetaro seu conhecimento efornecer soluções para problemas específicos dos países latino-americanos em uma interação de duas vias que enriquecea universidade e a sociedade.This article looks at the development of university extension in Latin America and describes the progress achieved in Colombian universities. In doing so, it offers a documentary review supported by secondary sources, particularly articles on

  15. Doença de além-mar: estudos comparativos da oncocercose na América Latina e África Overseas disease: comparative studies of oncocercosis in Latin America and Africa

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    Magali Romero Sá

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available A oncocercose é causada por um verme parasita, a Onchocerca, e transmitida pelo mosquito borrachudo, simuliídeo, podendo causar cegueira em seu estado agudo. Oriunda do continente africano onde é disseminada, foi descoberta na América Latina, na Guatemala, em 1917, com registros posteriores no México, Venezuela, Colômbia e Brasil. O estabelecimento da doença nas Américas tem intrigado os especialistas, e ainda hoje é uma questão em aberto. O projeto multidisciplinar descrito nesta nota de pesquisa objetiva investigar os aspectos históricos da introdução e disseminação da doença na América Latina, e realizar estudos comparativos sobre a história da doença nos dois continentes. A importância que adquiriu acarretou a revalorização das coleções de simuliídeos, cujas espécies brasileiras começaram a ser estudadas por Adolpho Lutz no início do século XX.Round worm is a parasite, Onchocerca, and is transmitted by a black fly, simuliídeo; it can cause blindness. Originally from the African continent, where it is widespread, in Latin America it was first discovered in Guatemala in 1917; later instances were recorded in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil. The establishment of this disease in the Americas has intrigued scientists since then and today it is an open question. The multidisciplinary project described in this research note aims to investigate historical aspects of the arrival and spread of the disease in Latin America and, to make comparative studies of the history of the disease on both continents. The increasing importance of the disease has meant greater value being attributed to collections of simuliídeo, whose Brazilian species were first studied by Adolpho Lutz at the beginning of the 20th century.

  16. GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI - UM ESTUDO EXPLORATÓRIO DA PRÁTICA DE EVIDENCIAÇÃO EM SUSTENTABILIDADE EMPRESARIAL NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Sérgio Henrique Conceição

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho propõe um estudo exploratório sobre a prática de evidenciação em sustentabilidade empresarial (SE em companhias do Brasil e demais países da América Latina, tomando como parâmetro o relatório de sustentabilidade empresarial denominado Global Reporting Initiative (GRI. A partir dos pressupostos teóricos da teoria da divulgação voluntária e da teoria de legitimidade, estabelece reflexões acerca da sua aderência ao processo de comunicação em sustentabilidade empresarial das companhias. O estudo da série histórica a partir de 1999 até 2010 identifica as companhias brasileiras como responsáveis por mais de 50% dos informes de sustentabilidade empresarial e a América Latina enquanto espaço em que se consolida a utilização do relatório GRI no mundo. Indica pressupostos no desenvolvimento de novas pesquisas que contribuam para a concepção de metodologias de análise, avaliação e interpretação do desempenho em sustentabilidade empresarial das companhias e para o estudo dos fenômenos de sua divulgação, contribuindo para o fortalecimento das variáveis do desempenho em sustentabilidade empresarial no contexto decisório dos stakeholders.

  17. Un acercamiento crítico sobre la ciudadanía desde la esfera pública en América Latina; Uma abordagem crítica sobre a cidadania da esfera pública na América Latina; A critical approach on citizenship from the public sphere in Latin America

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    José Javier Capera Figueroa

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    Full Text Available Resumen: El debate contemporáneo sobre ciudadanía como un tema de gran interés para las ciencias sociales, y en particular la sociología política. Ha despertado al interior de distintas escuelas un conjunto de diatribas sobre la perspectiva, enfoque, teoría y la ruta metodológica más adecuada para analizar fenómenos – empíricos locales, nacionales e internacionales que viven determinado territorios, naciones y estado en América Latina. La finalidad del presente artículo consiste en realizar una aproximación sobre la concepción de la ciudadanía en tiempos modernos (precaria o precariedad, en donde se logre exponer las principales problemáticas de orden global (migración forzada, desplazamiento, nacionalismos, patriotismos entre otros, que enfrenta en la actualidad el ethos de ser ciudadano en medio de la crisis civilizatoria de estos tiempos. Palabras clave: decolonialidad, ciudadanía, Latinoamérica, política.   Resumo: O debate contemporâneo sobre a cidadania é um assunto de grande interesse para as ciências sociais, particularmente a sociologia política. Ele tem despertado diferentes escolas dentro de um conjunto de diatribes sobre as perspectivas, a abordagem, e a teoria mais adequada para analisar fenômenos e a rota metodológica - empírsmos locais, nacionais e internacionais que vivem determinados territórios, nações e Estados na América Latina. O objetivo deste trabalho é fazer uma abordagem para o design do público nos tempos modernos (instabilidade precária o precariado, onde é conseguido expor os principais problemas de ordem global (migração forçada, deslocamento, nacionalismos, patriotismos entre outros, que enfrentando atualmente o ethos de ser um cidadão no meio da crise civilizacional dos nossos tempos. Palavras-chave: descolonialidade; cidadania; América Latina; política,                           Abstract: The contemporary debate about citizenship as a subject of

  18. Latina Teen Suicide and Bullying

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

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    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…

  19. Latina/o Students' Needs

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    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…

  20. Instituições do Estado desenvolvimentista na América Latina no contexto pós-neoliberal: os casos do Brasil e Argentina em perspectiva comparada.

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    Moisés Villamil Balestro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa características do Estado desenvolvimentista no período pós-neoliberal no Brasil e na Argentina. A emergência de uma fase pós-neoliberal na América Latina está associada, ainda que sob diferentes matizes ideológicas, à ideia de expansão de políticas sociais e à retomada do papel do Estado na formulação e incentivo a estratégias de desenvolvimento econômico. Um aspecto fundamental para a eficácia das estratégias de desenvolvimento são as instituições e organizações envolvidas politica e economicamente. Como mostra a literatura, o desafio de construir um Estado desenvolvimentista requer a combinação de um Estado facilitador com uma estratégia de upgrading industrial acompanhada de aumento da inclusão social. Uma diferença relevante no caso brasileiro em relação ao caso argentino foi a permanência de instituições que foram construídas durante o período desenvolvimentista, com especial destaque para o BNDES. Ao verificar a relação entre Estado e desenvolvimento nos dois países, foi possível identificar quatro diferenças fundamentais do Brasil em relação à Argentina; uma forte instituição financeira de desenvolvimento e instituições financeiras públicas, uma maior capacidade estatal com uma burocracia estável e meritocrática no caso brasileiro, políticas sociais de longo prazo e uma relação mais cooperativa entre Estado e empresariado.

  1. Determinantes da estrutura de capital das companhias abertas na América Latina: um estudo empírico considerando fatores macroeconômicos e institucionais

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    Douglas Dias Bastos

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisas recentes têm evidenciado que os fatores específicos dos países, como os ambientes legal, institucional e econômico, influenciam a estrutura de capital das empresas. O presente estudo investiga os determinantes da estrutura de capital, utilizando painel de dados, para uma amostra de 388 empresas pertencentes às sete maiores economias da América Latina (México, Brasil, Argentina, Chile e Peru, no período 2001-2006. A partir de seis indicadores do nível de endividamento, foi evidenciado que os fatores específicos da firma – liquidez corrente, rentabilidade, market to book value e tamanho – apresentam os resultados mais significantes. A teoria do pecking order é a que melhor explica os resultados obtidos. Os resultados para os fatores macroeconômicos e institucionais não foram tão robustos, exceto para as variáveis crescimento do PIB, e em menor grau para as proxies sobre relevância do mercado de capitais, carga fiscal e tempo de abertura de um novo negócio.

  2. As origens da participação da América Latina na Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações, 1920 a 1940 The League of Nations Health Organization and the rise of Latin American participation, 1920-40

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    Paul Weindling

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available A Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações colaborou com especialistas latino-americanos em saúde pública e doenças infecciosas desde o início da década de 1920 e até a eclosão da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Desenvolveu estudos sobre saúde e nutrição infantil e sobre a lepra. A abordagem foi orientada por especialistas, tendo em mira o desenvolvimento da saúde pública em bases científicas. Houve conferências, visitas e relatórios sobre a América Latina. O artigo demonstra que a colaboração da América Latina com aquela organização internacional de saúde foi ampla e multifacetada.The League of Nations Health Organization collaborated with Latin American specialists in public health and infectious diseases from the early 1920s to the outbreak of the Second World War. The League developed studies of infant health and nutrition, and leprosy. The approach was expert-oriented, and designed to develop public health on a scientific basis. There were conferences, tours and reports in Latin America. This paper demonstrates that the Latin American collaboration with the Health Organization was extensive and multi-faceted.

  3. Políticas de promoção internacional da língua portuguesa: ações na américa latina Language policies for international promotion of portuguese language: actions in latin america

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    Simone da Costa Carvalho

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo traçar um panorama de ações na área de políticas linguísticas relacionadas à promoção e ao ensino do português como língua adicional no Brasil e fora do país, bem como refletir sobre alguns de seus impactos. Primeiramente, são apresentados o conceito de política linguística (COOPER, 1989 e as noções de valor e de mercado linguístico a partir da Nova Economia (OLIVEIRA, 2010. A seguir, apresenta-se um panorama de ações políticas de promoção internacional da língua portuguesa, focalizando naquelas desenvolvidas nos âmbitos do Mercosul e da América Latina. Conclui-se fazendo uma reflexão sobre possíveis implicações dessas ações no ensino e aprendizagem de português como língua adicional, bem como na difusão internacional da língua portuguesa.This paper aims at drawing an overview of actions in the field of language policies related to Portuguese promotion and teaching, as an additional language, in Brazil and abroad, as well as reflecting about some of the impacts of that. First of all, the concept of language planning (COOPER, 1989 will be presented, as well as the notion of value and linguistic market based on the New Economy (OLIVEIRA, 2010. Next, an overview of politic actions for promoting Portuguese Language internationally will be presented, specially the ones developed in Mercosul and Latin America contexts. In the end, possible implications of these actions for the teaching and learning and international promotion of Portuguese as an additional language are discussed.

  4. As origens da participação da América Latina na Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações, 1920 a 1940 The League of Nations Health Organization and the rise of Latin American participation, 1920-40

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    A Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações colaborou com especialistas latino-americanos em saúde pública e doenças infecciosas desde o início da década de 1920 e até a eclosão da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Desenvolveu estudos sobre saúde e nutrição infantil e sobre a lepra. A abordagem foi orientada por especialistas, tendo em mira o desenvolvimento da saúde pública em bases científicas. Houve conferências, visitas e relatórios sobre a América Latina. O artigo demonstra que a colaboração da Amér...

  5. Produção do conhecimento acerca da formação do enfermeiro na América Latina Producción de conocimiento sobre la formación de enfermeros en América Latina Production of knowledge about the training of nurses in Latin America

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    Bruna Pedroso Canever

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa de literatura, com abordagem qualitativa, que teve como objetivo conhecer o panorama da produção científica em Educação em Enfermagem latino-americana para compreender como está sendo conduzida a formação dos futuros enfermeiros. A coleta de dados foi feita na base de dados Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde, no período entre 2005 e agosto de 2012. Os descritores utilizados foram: Educação Superior, Currículo, Ensino, todos associados ao descritor "Educação em Enfermagem". Fizeram parte dos resultados desta pesquisa 82 estudos. A partir da leitura completa dos estudos, emergiram as seguintes categorias: "Currículo", "Docentes", "Processo Ensino-Aprendizagem", "Estudantes" e "Avaliação". Os resultados identificaram a preocupação dos autores na formação do enfermeiro com questões relativas à postura crítica e ações de cuidado integral à comunidade. É preciso avançar em relação à adoção de referencial teórico emancipador, que necessita ser incorporado e discutido entre as instâncias formadoras do enfermeiro.Se trata de una revisión integrativa de literatura con enfoque cualitativo que tuvo como objetivo comprender el panorama de la producción científica en Enfermería y Educación en América Latina para comprender la forma en que se lleva a cabo la formación de los futuros profesionales en enfermería. La recolección de datos se llevó a cabo en la región de América Latina en la base de datos Literatura Latinoamericana y el Caribe en Ciencias de Salud, entre 2005 y agosto de 2012. Los descriptores utilizados fueron: Educación Superior, Currículo, Enseñanza, todos los asociados con el descriptor: Educación en Enfermería. Formaron parte de los resultados de esta encuesta 82 estudios. De la lectura completa de los estudios salieron las siguientes categorías: "Curriculum", "Profesor", "enseñanza-aprendizaje", "Estudiantes" y "Evaluaci

  6. Diferenças de gênero em relação a bens: a propriedade fundiária na América Latina Gender differences regarding assets: land property in Latin America

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    Carmem Diana Deere

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    Full Text Available A diferença de gênero em relação à propriedade fundiária, na América Latina, é significativa. São poucos os países nos quais as mulheres constituem sequer um quarto dos proprietários. A desigualdade de gênero na posse de terras é relacionada à preferência masculina no momento da herança, ao privilégio masculino no casamento, ao viés masculino em programas comunitários e estatais de distribuição de terras, bem como ao viés de gênero no mercado fundiário, sendo que as mulheres têm menor probabilidade do que os homens de serem compradoras bem sucedidas. Mas também existem diferenças importantes por gênero na forma pela qual são adquiridas terras. A herança é o principal meio pelo qual a maioria das mulheres se torna proprietária, enquanto que os homens têm muito maior probabilidade do que as mulheres de adquirirem terras através da sua distribuição por comunidades ou pelo Estado, e por meio do mercado. São destacados os fatores que contribuem para uma tendência no sentido de maior igualdade de gênero na herança de terras e em programas públicos recentes.Gender difference regarding land property in Latin America is significant. There are few countries in which women make up even a fourth of the owners. Gender inequality in land property is related to male preference at the moment of inheritance, to male privilege in marriage, to male bias in community and state land distribution programs as well as gender bias in the land market, women having less probability than men of being successful buyers. But there are also important gender differences in the way land is acquired. Inheritance is the main way by which women become owners, while men have much more probability to acquire land through their communities and the state as well as in the market. The article underlines the factors contributing to the tendency towards higher gender equality in land inheritance and recent state programs.

  7. Examining Latina College Experiences

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    Romero, Amanda R.

    2012-01-01

    The purposes of this qualitative narrative study were to explore the potential areas of conflict Latina college students experience between their educational goals and traditional cultural gender roles and expectations. Participants were selected utilizing purposeful sampling methods. All participants were first-generation college students.…

  8. Pesquisa em saúde, política de saúde e eqüidade na América Latina Health research, health policy and equity in Latin America

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    Alberto Pellegrini Filho

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    Full Text Available O autor analisa as relações entre pesquisa de saúde, políticas de saúde e eqüidade na América Latina. Descreve novas tendências no modo de produção do conhecimento, que permitem maior integração entre as necessidades sociais e a pesquisa, facilitando o vínculo entre esta e o processo de definição de políticas. Analisa as manifestações das novas tendências na América Latina e finaliza com a descrição de algumas iniciativas promovidas pela OPAS no sentido de aproveitar as oportunidades abertas pelas novas tendências para a melhoria das condições de saúde na região. Busca defender a tese de que a informação e o conhecimento são bens públicos essenciais e que as iniqüidades de acesso a esses bens são importantes determinantes das iniqüidades em saúde. Para que as políticas de saúde e as políticas de pesquisa em saúde se integrem e se consolidem como políticas públicas voltadas a atender ao interesse público e à promoção da eqüidade, é necessário o fortalecimento do processo democrático de definição das mesmas, multiplicando os atores envolvidos, os espaços e oportunidades de interação entre eles e instrumentando sua participação com o acesso eqüitativo a informações e conhecimentos científicos pertinentes que permitam a defesa fundamentada de seus interesses.The author analyzes the relationships between health research, health policies and equity in Latin America. He describes new trends in the mode of knowledge production that enhance the integration between social needs and research, facilitating the ties between research and the policy making process. The author also analyzes the manifestations of these new trends in Latin America, and describes some initiatives promoted by the PAHO aimed to take advantage of the opportunities opened by these trends to improve health conditions in the region. Throughout the article the author defends the thesis that information and knowledge are

  9. Governança corporativa na América Latina: a relevância dos princípios da OCDE na integridade dos conselhos e autonomia dos conselheiros

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    Kitagawa,Carlos Henrique; Ribeiro,Maísa de Souza

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    Os conselhos de administração são caracterizados como um importante elemento da boa governança corporativa. Nesse sentido, este trabalho busca identificar as práticas de governança das empresas latino-americanas aos princípios recomendados pela Organização para Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico, OCDE, para essa região (Brasil, Argentina, México e Chile). Dentre os sete princípios por ela recomendados para a América Latina, este trabalho tem como foco apenas o quinto princípio, que trata ...

  10. Current status of human rabies transmitted by dogs in Latin America Raiva humana transmitida por caninos: situação atual na América Latina

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    Maria Cristina Schneider

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    Full Text Available Latin American countries made the political decision to eliminate human rabies transmitted by dogs by the year 2005. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate to what extent this goal has been reached. The epidemiological situation and control measures were analyzed and broken down within the countries by georeferencing. The 27 human cases reported in 2003 occurred in some 0.2% of the second-level geopolitical units (municipalities or counties in the region, suggesting that the disease is a local problem. Several areas within the countries reported no more transmission of rabies in dogs. Nearly 1 million people potentially exposed to rabies received treatment. On average, 34,383 inhabitants per health post receive anti-rabies treatment (range: 4,300-148,043. Nearly 42 million dogs are vaccinated annually. Surveillance is considered fair according to the epidemiological criteria adopted by the study. Samples sent for rabies testing represent 0.05% of the estimated canine population (range: 0.001 to 0.2%. The countries are quite close to achieving the goal.Os países da América Latina tomaram a decisão política de eliminar a raiva humana transmitida por cão até 2005, e o objetivo deste estudo é analisar o cumprimento desta meta. A situação epidemiológica e as ações de controle foram analisadas de forma desagregada dentro dos países, utilizando-se georreferenciamento da informação. Os 27 casos humanos relatados em 2003 ocorreram em cerca de 0,2% das unidades de segundo nível geopolítico (municípios da região. Esse dado sugere que a doença atualmente é muito localizada. Vários países não reportam mais transmissão de raiva em cães. Cerca de 1 milhão de pessoas são potencialmente expostas ao risco da raiva e recebem atendimento médico. Existem em média 34.383 (classe: 4.300-148.043 habitantes por posto de saúde com tratamento anti-rábico. São vacinados cerca de 42 milhões de cães anualmente, 70% deles no Brasil

  11. Notes on health care planning in Latin America and the Caribbean Notas sobre planejamento de assistência médica na América Latina e no Caribe

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    José Maria Pacheco de Souza

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    Full Text Available Attention is called to the fact that the efforts to improve health of populations in Latin America have generally failed. The inequality in the distribution of ill-health is great. The authors accept the fact that the lack of resources available to the health sector may be a restriction towards the improvement of the situation, but they argue that a much more important issue is the misuse of such resources and their maldistribution within the health sector. The lack of integration and coordination between the health services, the conflict of public and private health systems, the under-utilization of existing services and the gap between planning and real implementation are discussed.Chama-se a atenção para o fato de que os esforços para a melhoria da saúde das populações da América Latina, geralmente têm falhado. A desigualdade na distribuição de saúde é grande. Aceita-se o fato de que a falta de recursos disponíveis para o setor saúde pode ser empecilho para a melhoria da situação, mas argumenta-se que um fator muito mais importante é o uso indevido de tais recursos e sua má distribuição dentro do setor saúde. São discutidas as faltas de integração e coordenação dos serviços de saúde, o conflito entre sistemas público e privado de saúde, a sub-utilização dos serviços existentes, o distanciamento entre o planejamento e a sua real implementação.

  12. Termoplastia brônquica: relato do primeiro tratamento endoscópico de asma na América Latina Bronchial thermoplasty: report on the first endoscopic treatment for asthma in Latin America

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    Adalberto Sperb Rubin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A termoplastia brônquica é um novo procedimento broncoscópico que libera energia por radiofreqüência nas vias aéreas, com potencial redução da broncoconstrição causada pela contratura da musculatura lisa. Relatamos o caso de um homem de 48 anos, portador de asma persistente moderada, submetido à termoplastia brônquica. O tratamento aumentou o volume expiratório forçado no primeiro segundo, aumentou o número de dias livres de sintomas, reduziu o uso da medicação de resgate e melhorou o escore no questionário de Juniper Asthma Quality of Life Scale. A termoplastia brônquica foi bem tolerada e segura. Esta foi a primeira termoplastia brônquica na América Latina, com resultados estimulantes após 12 meses quanto ao seu potencial benefício em asmáticos pouco controlados.Bronchial thermoplasty is a new bronchoscopic procedure that delivers radiofrequency energy to the airway and potentially reduces the smooth muscle-mediated bronchoconstriction. We report the case of a 48-year-old man with persistent moderate asthma submitted to bronchial thermoplasty. The treatment increased the forced expiratory volume in one second, increased the number of symptom-free days, reduced the use of relief medications, and improved the Juniper Asthma Quality of Life Scale score. In this patient, bronchial thermoplasty was well tolerated and safe. This was the first bronchial thermoplasty performed in Latin America. At 12 months after the procedure, the results were encouraging in terms of its potential benefits in patients with difficult-to-control asthma.

  13. Chuí, uma extensão do Oriente Médio na América Latina: A migração Palestina e a contribuição da cultura árabe na Fronteira Meridional do Brasil

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    Luciano Alexandrino Santos Junior

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    Full Text Available O estudo analisa o cenário contemporâneo multicultural no extremo sul do Brasil nas cidades gêmeas Chuí-Chuy (Brasil- Uruguay com ênfase na cultura árabe decorrente dos fluxos migratórios. Visa-se apresentar a relevância da cultura árabe e seus papéis sociais na cooperação local e formação de políticas de aperfeiçoamento dos serviços básicos da população. O trabalho parte do ápice dos conflitos étnicos, religiosos e territoriais entre os países do Oriente Próximo, na década de 1970, enfocando os palestinos, em disputas territoriais com o estado de Israel. Tal como elucida um provérbio árabe de que o exílio com riqueza é uma pátria e uma pátria com pobreza é um exílio, muitos indivíduos e famílias fugiram dos conflitos e buscaram construir uma nova vida na América Latina e encontraram nas regiões de fronteira o ambiente para trabalharem e manifestarem sua cultura e religião de maneira prospera. Conclui-se que a cultura árabe na região estudada se tornou uma importante ferramenta de desenvolvimento social, bem como estimula a ação coordenada entre comerciantes, cidadãos e grupos da sociedade civil, modificando a ideia de fronteira como fator de separação para a de um ambiente de integração.

  14. Impacto de los cambios demográficos en las demandas sectoriales en América Latina Impacto das mudanças demográficas nas demandas setoriais na América Latina Impact of demographic change on sectorial demands in Latin America

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    Paulo Murad Saad

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    Full Text Available América Latina se encuentra actualmente en un proceso de transición demográfica que afecta profundamente la distribución por edades de la población. Dado que el comportamiento económico de las personas varía según la etapa del ciclo de vida en la que se encuentran, los cambios en la estructura por edades tienden a producir un impacto importante sobre el proceso de desarrollo económico. En base a patrones etarios de consumo e ingresos laborales construidos a partir de los datos del proyecto Cepal / IDRC sobre transferencias intergeneracionales, el artículo trata de examinar el impacto económico de los cambios demográficos, particularmente del bono demográfico, en tres sectores directamente relacionados con el bienestar de la población y el desarrollo económico de la región: la educación, la salud y el sistema de reparto de pensiones. El análisis revela que, en el ámbito educativo, se prevé un aumento sustancial de los recursos disponibles para el próximo decenio, lo cual permitiría sostener económicamente los esfuerzos encaminados a ampliar la cobertura en los distintos niveles educacionales. En el ámbito de la salud, mientras en algunos países se prevé un aumento de los recursos disponibles por consumidor, en aquellos más avanzados en la transición demográfica, se proyecta más bien una desventaja demográfica para el próximo decenio. En gran contraste con el caso de la educación, el cambio demográfico impone mayores dificultades para el financiamiento de los sistemas de reparto de pensiones. El efecto del envejecimiento de la población en estos sistemas es evidente en casi todos los países de la región.A América Latina está passando por um processo de transição demográfica que afeta profundamente a distribuição etária da população. Considerando que o comportamento econômico das pessoas varia conforme a etapa do ciclo da vida em que se encontram, as mudanças na estrutura etária podem vir a gerar um

  15. EDUCAÇÃO DO CAMPO E PEDAGOGIA CAMPONESA AGROECOLÓGICA NA AMÉRICA LATINA: APORTES DA LA VIA CAMPESINA E DA CLOC

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    Lia Pinheiro Barbosa

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Somos testemunhas de uma feroz disputa territorial contemporânea entre diversas expressões do capital e de movimentos como a La Via Campesina (LVC e a Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC. Nessa disputa, a agroecologia emerge como matriz produtiva e projeto político de enfrentamento do capital no campo, construída em uma perspectiva politizada e a partir de um sujeito histórico. Neste artigo, analisamos a concepção de educação agroecológica da LVC/CLOC em sua dimensão política e práxis pedagógica, que poderia denominar-se Pedagogia Camponesa Agroecológica. Abordamos os temas dos territórios em disputa e a agroecologia, e o papel teórico e político das epistemes que emergem dessas experiências na elaboração de projetos educativos e na práxis política.

  16. Perspectivas da participação do público através de ONGs para a gestão ambiental na América Latina

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    Gabriel Eduardo Schütz

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa algumas perspectivas e limitações das organizações não-governamentais (ONGs como instância de participação popular para a gestão ambiental local e regional na América Latina. Em primeiro lugar, é analisado o fundamento ético do trabalho voluntário independente nas democracias regionais e sua relação com a formulação de políticas públicas - principalmente nas áreas de saúde e meio ambiente - no processo de globalização da economia mundial. Este estudo também apresentada uma análise qualitativa de dados demográficos, socioeconômicos e ambientais que correlacionam a referência espacial das ONGs com as paradoxais realidades sociopolíticas e socioeconômicas do continente americano. Tenta-se mostrar que setores governamentais e do empresariado vêm estimulando a substituição da solidariedade compulsória das políticas sociais compensatórias pela filantropia e o trabalho voluntário, e que essa tendência é coerente com a reestruturação do capitalismo mundial. Os dados demonstram que, em geral, as ONGs não aparecem e prosperam na pobreza, mas nas áreas de concentração de poder político-econômico associado ao desenvolvimento humano. É discutida a diferença conceitual entre sociedade civil e terceiro setor, comumente identificados como sinônimos. Finalmente, são apresentadas conclusões que podem servir de estímulo para que gestores e o público em geral reflitam sobre o projeto político e econômico que está por trás do incentivo ao trabalho voluntário em áreas de responsabilidade do Estado, como são as áreas de saúde pública e gestão ambiental.

  17. "A grande Argentina": um sonho nacionalista para a construção de uma potência na América Latina

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    José Luis Bendicho Beired

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    Full Text Available Visa-se analisar a proposta de transformação da Argentina em uma potência econômica e militar hegemônica na América do Sul, levada a cabo por correntes de extrema-direita desse país, entre as duas Guerras Mundiais. Discutem-se os objetivos, conteúdos e fundamentação dessa proposta no contexto do cenário internacional e da conjuntura política argentina.This article deals with the right wing projects, between the two World Wars that intended the transformation of Argentina into the most influent and powerful country in South America. We will discuss the goals and the fundamentation of these proposals relating them with the international scene and the Argentine political conjuncture.

  18. Feminist Identity among Latina Adolescents

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    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…

  19. Personalidade e protesto político na América Latina: bases psicossociais da contestação

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    Ednaldo Aparecido Ribeiro

    Full Text Available Resumo Investigações recentes têm identificado cenário ambíguo de redução no envolvimento dos cidadãos em modalidades tradicionais e elevações consideráveis em formas contestatórias de mobilização. As interpretações acerca das consequências desse fenômeno são diversas, algumas apontando para os perigos da desmobilização tradicional e da apatia; outras enxergando na contestação impulso para o aprofundamento democrático. Quanto às possíveis causas, podemos encontrar clara divisão em duas perspectivas dominantes: de um lado, há pesquisadores que enfatizam fatores de ordem estrutural ou macro, tais como o nível de desenvolvimento econômico nacional e o grau de abertura do sistema político; de outro, encontramos autores que apontam para a relevância de atributos individuais, como sentimentos, atitudes e valores. Nessa segunda perspectiva analítica, todavia, um aspecto relevante continua pouco explorado: a personalidade individual. Os recentes avanços nos estudos em psicologia social sobre esse tema têm revelado que os indivíduos se distinguem em termos de traços psicológicos marcantes que se refletem em comportamentos mais inovadores ou conservadores, extrovertidos ou tímidos, responsáveis ou inconsequentes, dentre outros. Apesar da plausível relação entre esses tipos de personalidades e padrões de comportamentos políticos, poucos são os estudos que até o presente momento focalizam esse condicionante do engajamento dos cidadãos em diferentes formas de ativismo político. O presente trabalho apresenta resultados de pesquisa que procurou testar no plano empírico algumas hipóteses acerca desse relacionamento, focalizando especificamente o protesto político entre o público latino-americano. A base empírica para os testes é composta pelos dados produzidos pelo Latin American Public Project (Lapop, em sua onda de 2010, para um conjunto de 17 países. Com base em modelos estatísticos multivariados, foi

  20. INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO E GEOPOLÍTICA DO CONHECIMENTO NA AMÉRICA LATINA: CONCEPÇÕES, CONTEXTOS E APLICAÇÕES

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    Eduardo Santos

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    Full Text Available O Dossiê busca promover reflexões sobre os impactos da internacionalização para fins de analisar as tendências de reconfiguração dos sistemas e políticas nacionais e prefigurar a dinâmica tendencial da geopolítica do conhecimento no mundo contemporâneo. A problemática da internacionalização da educação superior está na ordem do dia dos sistemas e das políticas para esse nível de ensino, seja por força das avaliações propostas pelas agências nacionais, seja por recomendação (muitas vezes, exigências dos organismos multilaterais que disseminam critérios e procedimentos de regulação e pesquisas e análises simbólicas que as justifique, casos do Banco Mundial (BM, da Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC e da Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico (OCDE. Nesse passo, promovem, mais do que dinâmicas de internacionalização, uma verdadeira transnacionalização, dado o caráter de receita universal para uma educação mundial lastreada nas necessidades do sistema de acumulação.

  1. Contribuições da Sociologia na América Latina à imaginação sociológica: análise, crítica e compromisso social Sociology's contribution in Latin America to sociological imagination: analysis, critique, and social commitment

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    José Vicente Tavares-dos-Santos

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    Full Text Available O artigo aborda o papel desempenhado pela Sociologia na análise dos processos de transformação das sociedades latino-americanas, no acompanhamento do processo de construção do Estado e da Nação, na problematização das questões sociais na América Latina. São analisados seis períodos na Sociologia na América Latina e no Caribe: I a herança intelectual da Sociologia ; II a sociologia da cátedra; III O período da "Sociologia Científica" e a configuração da "Sociologia Crítica"; IV a crise institucional, a consolidação da "Sociologia Crítica" e a diversificação da sociologia; V a sociologia do autoritarismo, da democracia e da exclusão; VI a consolidação institucional e a mundialização da sociologia da América Latina (desde o ano de 2000, podendo-se afirmar que os traços distintivos do saber sociológico no continente foram: o internacionalismo, o hibridismo, a abordagem crítica dos processos e conflitos das sociedades latino-americanas e o compromisso social do sociólogo.The article focuses on the role played by Sociology in the analysis of processes of change in Latin American societies, in the process of construction of Nation and State, in the debate of social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Six periods in Sociology in Latin America and the Caribbean are examined: I sociology's intellectual legacy; II sociology as a cathedra; III the period of "Scientific Sociology"; IV the institutional crisis, the consolidation of "Critical Sociology", and the diversifying of sociology; V sociology of authoritarianism, democracy and exclusion; VI institutional consolidation and globalization of Latin American sociology (since 2000. It may be said that the distinctive features of sociological knowledge in the continent were: internationalism, hybridism, the critical approach to processes and conflicts of Latin American societies, and the sociologist social commitment.

  2. A divulgação de relatórios de sustentabilidade na América Latina: um estudo comparativo

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    Laura Calixto

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, procurou-se analisar comparativamente as informações socioambientais divulgadas pelas companhias latino-americanas nos seus relatórios. Foi efetuada uma análise de conteúdo das informações socioambientais divulgadas por uma amostra de 226 organizações, no período de 2004 a 2009, segregadas por país, empresa, setor e ano. Foram utilizadas as diretrizes voluntárias da The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI como escopo para analisar o conteúdo dos relatórios anuais, relatórios de sustentabilidade e Formulários 20F, disponibilizados pelas organizações nos seus websites ou nas Bolsas de Valores em que negociam suas ações. Os resultados da pesquisa revelaram que a maioria das companhias de capital aberto na região não disponibiliza informações socioambientais nos seus relatórios anuais ou em relatórios específicos sobre o tema, entretanto, as companhias estabelecidas no Brasil são as que mais destacam o assunto. Quanto à evolução e à forma de divulgação de informações socioambientais, verificou-se que o relatório anual é o principal canal utilizado pelas companhias para destacar tais informações, seguido do relatório de sustentabilidade, divulgado como parte do relatório anual ou como uma publicação específica.

  3. Emprendedurismo en America Latina

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    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...

  4. A doença de Chagas e seu controle na América Latina: uma análise de possibilidades Chagas' disease and its control in Latin America: an analysis of possibilities

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    João Carlos P. Dias

    1993-06-01

    Full Text Available A doença de Chagas segue como importante agravo à saúde na maior parte da América Latina, afetando 16 milhões de pessoas e colocando sob risco outras dezenas de milhões de indivíduos, geralmente de origem rural, pobres e socialmente marginalizados. As estratégias e insumos ao controle da endemia concentram-se no controle do vetor e da transmissão transfusional, mostrando-se eficientes e estando disponíveis há pelo menos duas décadas. Sua implementação depende basicamente de vontade política e de disponibilidade técnica e orçamentária, como demonstrado no exemplo brasileiro. São discutidos aspectos epidemiológicos e operacionais da luta antichagásica, o que envolve um horizonte de reformulação e aprimoramento dos próprios sistemas de saúde dos países endêmicos. O controle da doença é viável, constituindo-se num desafio às autoridades sanitárias e à opção dos países pela esfera social. Em particular, a superação da doença de Chagas pode ser um importante fator de catálise para a almejada unidade latino-americana.Chagas' disease is still a major public health problem in Latin America, affecting about 15 million individuals and leaving tens of millions of others at risk, most of whom are from rural areas and are socially marginalized. The main strategies and tools for the control of the disease are related to the vectorial and transfusional transmission of the parasite. Regular programs have proven effective, as in Brazil, and they depend basically on political will and basic technical and financial conditions. Epidemiologic and operational aspects of Chagas' disease control are discussed in this study, involving the reformulation and improvement of the health systems in affected countries. The fact that control can be attained is emphasized as a challenge to Latin American governments and public health officials. Control of Chagas' disease may be an additional part of the dream of Latin American unity.

  5. Intervenções em Dieta e Pressão Arterial na América Latina - Revisão Sistemática e Meta-Análise

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    Caroline Cantalejo Mazzaro

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Pressão arterial elevada é o principal fator de risco para doenças cardiovasculares. Baixos índices de controle da pressão arterial em populações latino-americanas reforçam a necessidade de reunir evidências sobre terapias eficazes. Objetivo: Avaliar o efeito das intervenções de modificações de dietas sobre pressão arterial em populações latino-americanas. Métodos: Revisão sistemática. Foram pesquisadas diversas bases de dados (MEDLINE-PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, SciELO, LILACS e BVS e realizada busca manual até abril de 2013. Foram incluídos estudos paralelos de intervenções em dieta em populações adultas da América Latina reportando pressão arterial (em mmHg antes e após a intervenção. Resultados: Dos 405 estudos encontrados, 10 ensaios clínicos randomizados foram incluídos e divididos em 3 subgrupos, de acordo com a dieta proposta como intervenção. Houve redução não significativa da pressão arterial sistólica nos subgrupos de substituição mineral -4,82 (IC 95%: -11,36 a 1,73 mmHg e padrões complexos -3,17 (IC 95%: -7,62 a 1,28 mmHg. Para a pressão arterial diastólica, com exceção do subgrupo de dietas hiperproteicas, todos os subgrupos apresentaram redução significativa, com -4,66 (IC 95%: -9,21 a -0,12 mmHg e -4,55 (IC 95%: -7,04 a -2,06 mmHg para substituição mineral e padrões complexos, respectivamente. Conclusão: A evidência disponível sobre os efeitos de alterações de dieta na pressão arterial em populações latino-americanas indica um efeito homogêneo, porém não significativo, para pressão arterial sistólica. Estudos maiores e com maior rigor metodológico são necessários para construção de evidência robusta.

  6. Educação e hegemonia na América Latina de hoje: projetos de sociedade e de educação nos anos 90: Brasil, Argentina, Chile e Venezuela

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    Adriana Almeida Sales de Melo

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Iniciada em março de 1999, esta pesquisa está se desenvolvendo como elemento de meu doutorado em educação. Este trabalho também faz parte do Projeto CORI/MERCOSUL, área temática Educação, desde 1999. Esta investigação tem como tema central a relação entre os diversos projetos de sociedade e de educação dos principais sujeitos políticos coletivos que planejam e atuam na direção atual das políticas educacionais dos países da América Latina. Pretendemos analisar o processo de transição e consolidação democrática do Brasil, Argentina, Chile e Venezuela; bem como o redirecionamento das políticas educacionais nestes ambientes culturais, no sentido de esclarecer as contradições entre as demandas e objetivos dos sujeitos políticos coletivos locais e internacionais em seu movimento de construção de um projeto hegemônico de sociedade e de educação; ora neoliberal, ora democrático de massas. Este tipo de análise pode trazer contribuições reais no sentido da construção e sistematização de elementos de integração entre as diversas identidades históricas e culturais dos nossos países; interferindo sob a forma de novas categorias de investigação, no nosso planejamento e ação educacionais locais. Started in 1999, march, this research is going on as an element of my education doctorate. This work is also part of CORI/MERCOSUL project, at education thematic area, since 1999. This investigation has as central theme the relation between "society and education projects" of the principal politician social subjects that plan and actuate in the actual educational policies directions at Latin America countries. We intend to analyze the democratic transition and consolidation in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela; and also the educational policies redirections in these cultural ambiance; in the way to clarify the contradictions between these social subjects demands and objectives in their building process of "society

  7. A instituição de ensino superior e a questão da baixa complexidade: um desafio ao desenvolvimento social baseado num olhar direcionado ao sistema de avaliação da qualidade na América Latina

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    Janete Rosa da Fonseca

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo trata de uma análise crítica sobre o sistema de Avaliação da Qualidade do Ensino Superior no Brasil e em mais cinco países da América Latina, Argentina, Chile, Colômbia, Paraguai e Uruguai. No Brasil a análise se desenvolveu com IES representantes das cinco regiões. Definiu-se a abordagem partir da origem das primeiras instituições, a primeira universidade e a participação dos governos e da Igreja Católica na criação e expansão dessas instituições do medievo ao sonho Bolivariano. A pesquisa tem como objetivos analisar a questão da baixa complexidade em instituição de Ensino Superior diante do desafio ao desenvolvimento social baseado num olhar direcionado ao sistema de avaliação da qualidade na América Latina, através da percepção de administradores e docentes de diversos países sobre a Avaliação da qualidade. Conhecer as propostas de busca pela avaliação da qualidade no Ensino Superior que vem sendo discutidas nos países representativos da América Latina. Relacionar as percepções das IES participantes da amostra diante da legislação específica de cada país, identificando aspectos coerentes ou dificultadores para a satisfação, interesses e demandas dos atores educativos envolvidos; Comparar os critérios utilizados para autorização, reconhecimento e avaliação de Instituições de Ensino Superior diante das legislações previstas e efetivamente executadas; Apontar as deficiências do sistema de avaliação da qualidade utilizado pelos países integrantes dessa proposta de pesquisa, constituem-se nos objetivos desta pesquisa. Em um plano mais específico, há que se responder, por meio do estudo realizado, se a questão da baixa complexidade em instituição de ensino superior constitui-se num desafio ao desenvolvimento social baseado num olhar direcionado ao sistema de avaliação da qualidade na América Latina. Assim sendo, o estudo proposto tem como abordagem metodológica a

  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. A história das relações de raças na América Latina: alguns comentários sobre o estado da pesquisa

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    Magnus Mörner

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    Full Text Available A notável variedade étnica da América Latina contemporânea òbviamente evoluiu durante o processo histórico que principiou em 1492. Há, talvez, tentação de interpretar tôda a história da Amé-rica Latina em têrmos de relação de raças . Ainda que acreditemos ser isto um absurdo, temos que admitir que as relações de raças influiram em alguns aspectos de sua história. Esta esfera de in-fluência é fàcilmente definida .

  10. Ressecção hepática robótica. Relato de experiência pioneira na América Latina First robotic-assisted laparoscopic liver resection in Latin America

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    Marcel Autran C. Machado

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Graças ao melhor conhecimento da anatomia segmentar do fígado e desenvolvimento de novas técnicas, houve aumento no número de indicações de hepatectomias. O desenvolvimento da cirurgia minimamente invasiva ocorreu paralelamente e o aumento da experiência, aliado ao desenvolvimento de novos instrumentais, resultaram no crescimento exponencial das ressecções hepáticas videolaparoscópicas. A abordagem laparoscópica pode tornar viável a ressecção hepática em pacientes cirróticos com hipertensão portal que não tolerariam este mesmo procedimento por via laparotômica. A cirurgia robótica surgiu nos últimos anos como a última fronteira de desenvolvimento técnico aplicado à videocirurgia. O presente trabalho descreve a experiência pioneira de ressecção hepática totalmente com o uso de robótica na América Latina, em paciente com carcinoma hepatocelular e cirrose hepática. A hepatectomia laparoscópica com o uso do sistema robótico Da Vinci permite refinamentos técnicos graças à visualização tridimensional do campo cirúrgico e utilização de instrumentais precisos e com grande amplitude de movimentação que simulam os movimentos da mão humana.The surgical robotic system is superior to traditional laparoscopy in regards to 3-dimensional images and better instrumentations. Robotic surgery for hepatic resection has not yet been extensively reported. The aim of this paper is to report the first known case of liver resection with use of a computer-assisted, or robotic, surgical device in Latin America. A 72-year-old male with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma was referred for surgical treatment. Preoperative clinical evaluation and laboratory data disclosed a Child-Pugh class A patient. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 2.2 cm tumor in segment 5. Liver size was decreased and there were signs of portal hypertension, such as splenomegaly and enlarged portal vein collaterals. Preoperative upper

  11. Imbricaciones del nuevo patrón de reproducción y la violencia política en América Latina; Entrelaçamentos dos novos padrões de reprodução e a violência política na América Latina; Interweaving of the New Pattern of Reproduction and Political Violence in Latin America

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    Maribel Rivas Vasconcelos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo tiene el propósito de reflexionar brevemente en torno a la imbricación de los procesos económicos y la violencia política que prevalecen en el presente en América Latina. En congruencia con lo anterior se retomaron ciertos ejemplos que permiten enmarcar los procesos económicos y políticos de la región desde conceptos como: periferia, desarrollo, patrón de acumulación, estado, capital, entre otros. Se hace referencia al papel de la región latinoamericana en el proceso de mundialización del sistema capitalista aludiendo a la indivisibilidad de los procesos económicos y políticos. En la primera parte del trabajo se hacen algunas notas que nos permiten entender el concepto de “patrón de reproducción”. En la segunda parte se busca comprender algunas de las características y consecuencias del nuevo patrón de reproducción a través de la producción minera.   Palabras clave: periferia, desarrollo, patrón de acumulación, Estado, capital.       Resumo: Este artigo tem o propósito de refletir brevemente sobre o entrelaçamento entre os processos econômicos e a violência política que prevalece na América Latina. Consistente com o acima exposto se retomam alguns exemplos para enquadrar os processos econômicos e políticos na região a partir de conceitos como: periferia, desenvolvimento, padrão de acumulação, estado, capital, entre outros. Se fará referência ao papel da       região latinoamericana no processo de mundialização do sistema capitalista aludindo a indivisibilidade dos processos econômicos e políticos. Na primeira parte do trabalho se fará alguns apontamentos que nos permitirá compreender o conceito de "padrão de reprodução". Na segunda parte, se busca compreender algumas de suas características e conseqüências do novo padrão de reprodução através da produção minera.       Palavras-chave: periferia, desenvolvimento, padrão de acumulação, Estado, capital

  12. Suicidal Behavior among Latina College Students

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    Chesin, Megan S.; Jeglic, Elizabeth L.

    2012-01-01

    Latina college students are one of the fastest-growing segments of the college student population. Although there is evidence suggesting Latina high school students are at increased risk of engaging in suicidal behavior, it is unclear Bwhether this risk continues in college. Over the course of 3 years, 554 Latina college students, the majority of…

  13. El papel de la cooperación técnica & financiera para el avance de la profesión de enfermería en el área de reducción de la demanda en América Latina: desafíos y perspectivas O papel da cooperação técnica & financeiro para avançar a profissão de enfermagem na área de redução da demanda na América Latina: desafios e perspectivas The role of technical & financial cooperation to advance nursing profession in the area of demand reduction in Latin America: challenges and perspectives

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    Maria da Gloria Miotto Wright

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Un nuevo modelo de Cooperación Técnica & Financiera (CTF fue utilizado para desarrollar una unión entre una organización internacional y universidades en América Latina para el avance de la contribución de la enfermería en el área de reducción de la demanda. La finalidad de la CTF es la de apoyar el desarrollo en asuntos o áreas específicos que necesitan producir un impacto dentro de la sociedad como un todo. El "Programa Regional de Capacitación en Investigación" para enfermeros en el estudio del fenómeno de las drogas en América Latina representa un ejemplo del nuevo modelo de CTF para intensificar el uso de ciencia y tecnología por enfermeros en las áreas de promoción de salud, prevención del uso y abuso de drogas e integración social en América Latina. CTF se ha vuelto un instrumento poderoso para el avance de los enfermeros en el área de reducción de demanda.Um novo modelo de Cooperação Técnica & Financeira (CTF foi utilizado para desenvolver uma parceria entre uma organização internacional e universidades na América Latina para avançar a contribuição da enfermagem na área de redução da demanda. O objetivo da CTF é subsidiar o desenvolvimento em assuntos ou áreas específicas que necessitam ter impacto na sociedade como um todo. O "Programa Regional de Capacitação em Pesquisa" para enfermeiros estudarem o fenômeno das drogas na América Latina é um exemplo do novo modelo de CTF para intensificar o uso da ciência e tecnologia por enfermeiros nas áreas de promoção da saúde, prevenção do uso e abuso das drogas e integração social na América Latina. A CTF tem se transformado em instrumento poderoso para o avanço dos enfermeiros na área de redução da demanda.New framework of Technical & Financial Cooperation (TFC has been used to develop a partnership between an international organization and universities in Latin America to advance the contribution of nursing profession in the area of

  14. Emprendedurismo en America Latina

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    Jimmy Federico Telléz Figueroa

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    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.

  15. Latina nuclear power plant

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    In the period under review, the Latina power plant produced 1009,07 million kWh with a utilization factor of 72% and an availability factor of 80,51%. The disparity between the utilization and availability factors was mainly due to the shutdown of the plant owing to trade union strife. The reasons for non-availability (19,49%) were almost all related to the functioning of the conventional part and the general servicing of the plant (18 September-28 October). During the shutdown for maintenance, an inspection of the steel members and parts of the core stabilizing structure was made in order to check for the familiar oxidation phenomena caused by CO 2 ; the results of the inspection were all satisfactory. Operation of the plant during 1974 was marked by numerous power cutbacks as a result of outages of the steam-raising units (leaks from the manifolds) and main turbines (inspection and repairs to the LP rotors). Since it was first brought into commercial operation, the plant has produced 13,4 thousand million kWh

  16. Olhar sobre as metáforas cantadas por Mercedes Sosa e outros cantores durante as ditaduras militares na Argentina e outros países da América Latina

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    Elissandro dos Santos Santana

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    Esse trabalho é fruto do projeto Elaboração de Material Didático para o ensino de Língua Espanhola e o recorte é a música no ensino de espanhol como língua estrangeira (ELE): uma abordagem interdisciplinar e multicultural. O corpus de investigação, letras e biografias de cantores e cantoras censurados em ditaduras da América Latina, serviu como pano de fundo para a análise de algumas das metáforas presentes nas canções interpretadas por Mercedes Sosa e outros artistas de países latino-america...

  17. Building a Translengua in Latina Lesbian Organizing.

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    Torres, Lourdes

    2017-07-03

    This article discusses the challenges and rewards, as well as the affective labor, involved in forging a Latina lesbian "translengua," in other words a common language in the context of Latina lesbian organizing. I explore how members of Latina Lesbians en Nuestro Ambiente (LLENA) and Amigas Latinas, Chicago-based Latina lesbian organizations, attempted to foster consensus for collective action in the face of language differences and preferences. Through analysis of archives and interviews with activists, I untangle how LLENA and Amigas Latinas negotiated deeply personal and sensitive issues around language use as they worked to build an inclusive movement. I also identify strategies used to enact a translengua that could bridge linguistic differences within the Latina lesbian community.

  18. 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.

  19. Contribuições da análise comparada para um marco abrangente na avaliação de sistemas orientados pela atenção primária na América Latina The contribution of comparative analysis to a comprehensive evaluation framework for primary care systems in Latin America

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    Eleonor Minho Conill

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: demonstrar que o estudo da integração e da coordenação do cuidado traz elementos importantes para a avaliação de sistemas orientados por uma política de atenção primária de saúde (APS. MÉTODOS: estudo descritivo das formas e fatores que facilitam ou dificultam a integração da APS, a partir da análise comparada de reformas realizadas na América Latina, através de revisão sistemática e análise de documentos. RESULTADOS: três modalidades de integração foram identificadas: atenção primária seletiva no interior de programas materno-infantis, APS como porta de entrada e eixo estruturante de um sistema público e experiências municipais em sistemas baseados em seguros. Um modelo explicativo da problemática da fragmentação é desenvolvido, mostrando a necessidade de articular a análise dos níveis macro, meso e microssocial para uma visão abrangente do desempenho dos serviços. CONCLUSÕES: há persistência de segmentação com fragmentação dos serviços, mesmo nos casos de sistemas de base universal. O modelo proposto articula essas duas categorias, contribuindo na seleção de indicadores para avaliação de sistemas públicos orientados por essa política.OBJECTIVES: to demonstrate that the study of integration and coordination of care may reveal significant elements for the evaluation of primary health care policy systems (PHC. METHODS: a descriptive study of the forms and factors that facilitate or impede the integration of PHC, using comparative analysis of the reforms carried out in Latin America, by way of systematic review and analysis of documents. RESULTS: three types of integration were identified: selective primary care within maternal/child health programs, PHC as first contact care and municipal experiments with insurance-based systems. An explanatory model of the problem of fragmentation is developed, demonstrating the need to articulate the analysis of the macro, meso and microsocial levels

  20. Organização dos serviços urbanos de saúde frente à mudança do clima e ao risco de desastres na América Latina

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    Carlos Alexandre Rodrigues Pereira

    Full Text Available Países da América Latina que sofreram com eventos extremos e desastres nas últimas décadas têm buscado alternativas para melhorar a organização e a capacidade de resposta dos serviços de saúde, evitando o impacto que a população sofreria no caso de tais serviços serem afetados. Neste artigo são relatadas experiências de países da América Latina no que se refere à preparação e adaptação às mudanças do clima no setor saúde, que poderiam ser replicadas em outros locais. Espera-se, por meio desta revisão crítica da literatura, que se possa motivar o setor saúde a se reorganizar para que se torne menos vulnerável aos efeitos das mudanças do clima.

  1. Teologias da libertação e movimentos sociais: Matrizes de pensamento critico e articulações contrahegemônicas na América Latina recente, desde o processo social brasileiro

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    Oscar Soto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es un análisis de las Teologías latinoamericanas de la Liberación a partir de los aportes de la experiencia brasilera, (entendidas éstas como reflexión crítica sobre la praxis histórica de los pueblos oprimidos de América Latina como proceso de articulación teórica, política y sociocultural contrahegemónica ligado a una tradición de prácticas de resistencia ancestrales en América Latina, que exceden ampliamente los ámbitos restringidos de la eclesialidad institucional religiosa, y contribuyen a generar un doble proceso teórico-práctico: Por un lado, la consolidación teórica de un Pensamiento Crítico eminentemente latinoamericano a partir de la resignificacion de categorías culturales, religiosas y sociales que contribuye a configurar una nueva subjetividad latinoamericana, un "sujeto histórico" latinoamericano; por otro lado, la organización de Nuevos Movimientos Sociales, como aporte significativo a la construcción de una "hegemonía popular desde abajo", en tanto promueve el protagonismo de los "pobres" en la generación de poder propio y la lucha contra la legalidad dominante e injusta del modelo de acumulación capitalista.

  2. 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…

  3. El ingenioso caballero Darcy Ribeiro: a trajetória de um intelectual andante na cultura política utópica do Brasil e da América Latina

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    Pinheiro, Lucas Miranda [UNESP

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho se propõe a compreender as principais ideias de Darcy Ribeiro, em suas diferentes áreas de atuação, com enfoque especial para a América Latina e o Brasil, com atenção para o que este intelectual estudou, elaborou teoricamente, projetou e colocou ou tentou colocar em prática, objetivando vincular diagnóstico, elaboração de projeto e realização de causas reiteradamente guiadas por motivações utópicas e colocadas à prova da implacável concorrência para determinação de realidade do ...

  4. Entre as FARC o MST, entre a violência no campo o Estado policial na América Latina: Aspectos distintos de conflitos agrários históricos no Brasil e Colômbia

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    Fernando Antonio Alves

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo dar una visión general de las principales luchas sociales en América Latina desarrolladas en los últimos años, particularmente en relación con disputas por la tierra, dando como resultado la aparición de dos movimientos históricos en las zonas rurales: el Movimiento de Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra - MST en Brasil y las FARC - Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. El objetivo del trabajo es establecer en qué medida estos movimientos surgieron en el contexto de los grupos sociales excluidos, que buscaban en el campo, a través de la lucha campesina, diversas formas de reivindicación de los derechos en diversas situaciones sociales, dando lugar a diferentes formas y diferentes grados de uso de la fuerza y la violencia en el campo. Por lo tanto, se discute hasta qué punto el conflicto social agrario dio lugar a una reacción de los poderes dentro de una realidad de clase durante un período de democratización de las naciones latinoamericanas, desde la perspectiva de los regímenes constitucionales, sentado en un Estado democrático, un policía del Estado anómalo, más que el ejercicio de los derechos fundamentales como la libertad de reunión y de asociación. Por otra parte, un proceso de creciente criminalización del MST en Brasil, como ocurre en los enfrentamientos entre el gobierno y las FARC en Colombia, contribuyendo a un proceso de militarización del aparato represivo del Estado, que no contribuye en nada al mantenimiento de la paz y la promover la inclusión social en América Latina.

  5. Desigualdades sociais em saúde e na utilização dos serviços de saúde entre os idosos na América Latina Social inequality in health and the utilization of health services among the elderly in Latin America

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    Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se existe desigualdade social em saúde e na utilização dos serviços de saúde entre os idosos de Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Santiago, Havana, Cidade do México e Montevidéu. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados dados do Projeto Saúde, Bem-Estar e Envelhecimento na América Latina e Caribe (SABE. Para verificar a presença de desigualdade social em saúde, utilizou-se o modelo probit ordenado, tendo como variáveis dependentes os seguintes indicadores do estado de saúde: atividades de vida diária, atividades instrumentais de vida diária, mobilidade física e estado de saúde auto-avaliado. Para mensurar a desigualdade social na utilização dos serviços de saúde, duas especificações foram testadas: uma para os serviços médicos ambulatoriais (se consultou o médico e quantas vezes consultou e outra para os serviços de internação hospitalar (se foi internado. Para os cuidados ambulatoriais, estimamos o modelo hurdle binomial negativo, e para os serviços de internação hospitalar, utilizamos um modelo logit. RESULTADOS: Os principais resultados sugerem a presença de desigualdade social em saúde em todas as cidades, favorável aos grupos socioeconômicos privilegiados. Essa diferença foi menor em Havana, Buenos Aires e Montevidéu e mais acentuada em São Paulo e na Cidade do México. Quanto à utilização dos serviços de saúde, detectamos a presença de desigualdade no uso de serviços ambulatoriais em Santiago, na Cidade do México e em São Paulo. Em Santiago e na Cidade do México, quanto maior o nível educacional, maior o número esperado de consultas. Em São Paulo, o oposto foi observado. Para os serviços de internação hospitalar, a presença de desigualdade foi detectada apenas em São Paulo, favorecendo os grupos mais escolarizados. CONCLUSÃO: Os presentes resultados refletem, em certa medida, as características socioeconômicas e demográficas dos países de cada cidade estudada. As cidades dos pa

  6. A história da América Latina na Revista Desarrollo Económico dos anos sessenta do século passado The Latin America history at Desarrollo Económico magazine in the sixties years of the last century

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    Heloisa Jochims Reichel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a historiografia sobre a América Latina, publicada no periódico argentino Desarrollo Económico ­ Revista de Ciencias Sociales, durante os anos sessenta do século passado, relacionando-a com a conjuntura política e o pensamento desenvolvimentista do período. Identifica os temas predominantes nos artigos publicados sobre a história latino-americana, destacando a questão da propriedade da terra, a influência da Revista Annales, o predomínio da história econômica e social e das novas metodologias de investigação utilizadas pelos historiadores. Na conclusão, ressalta a perspectiva do latino-americanismo, presente na maioria dos artigos historiográficos publicados na Revista, bem como para o fato de muitos deles estarem já vinculados às tendências atuais da historiografia Argentina e latino-americana.The present article analyses the Latin America historiography published in the Argentinean periodical called Desarrollo Económico- Revista de Ciencias Sociales during the 60's of the last century, which is a period that shows instability in politics and intellectuals great interest in analysing the Latin American historic process. It identifies the predominant themes among the published articles about Latin American history, analyses the land property issue, the influence of another magazine, called Annales, the predominance of both economical and social history, also pointing to the new investigative methodologies used by historians. The conclusion shows the latin-american perspective present at the published articles and the fact that many of them are already the predecessors of modern trends in Argentinean and Latin American historiography.

  7. REHISTORIAR LA BIOÉTICA EN LATINOAMÉRICA: LA CONTRIBUCIÓN DE JAMES DRANE RE-HISTORIAR A BIOÉTICA NA AMÉRICA LATINA: A CONTRIBUIÇÃO DE JAMES DRANE REMAKING BIOETHICS' HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICA: JAMES DRANE'S CONTRIBUTION

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    Fernando Lolas Stepke

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la persona y la obra de James Drane en su relación con la bioética en Latinoamérica. Tras un breve examen de su carrera y publicaciones, se destaca la creación de un centro de estudios en Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, legado de la filantropía de Russell B. Roth y su familia, que perpetuará el espíritu de interrogación libre y lealtad a sus principios que Drane ha mantenido a lo largo de su vidaEste artigo apresenta a pessoa e a obra de James Drane relacionada com a bioética na América Latina. Após um breve exame de sua carreira e publicações, destaca-se a criação de um centro de estudo na Edinboro Univerisity na Pensilvânia (EUA, legado da filantropia de Russell B. Roth e sua família. Este centro perpetuará o espírito de livre pensador e lealdade aos seus princípios que Drane tem defendido ao longo de sua vidaThis article presents the person and work of James Drane in their relation to bioethics in Latin America. After a brief analysis of his career and publications, the establishment of a study center at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is underscored, a legacy of the late Russell B. Roth and his family, which will perpetuate the spirit of free inquiry and loyalty to his principles that Drane has kept throughout his life

  8. Hybrid Citizenship: Latina Youth and the Politics of Belonging

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    Bondy, Jennifer M.

    2015-01-01

    Drawing from interview data collected from high school students in Broward County, Florida, this article explores how eight adolescent Latinas understand citizenship and belonging vis-à-vis circulating images and discourses on Latina/o immigration, immigrant, and Latina. The author examines Latina youths' citizenship identities and belonging using…

  9. 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…

  10. "Crazyghettosmart": A Case Study in Latina Identities

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    Vetter, Amy M.; Fairbanks, Colleen; Ariail, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Drawing from recent scholarship that examines schooling and the shifting terrain of youth identities, this study examines the identity constructions of Jessica, a Latina high school student. Our portrait of Jessica is part of a larger longitudinal study in which the middle and high school experiences of three Latinas, including Jessica, were…

  11. 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.

  12. O cuidado paliativo e domiciliar em países da América Latina

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    Vilma Margarete Simão

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a assistência domiciliar em saúde dos três países da América Latina com maior gasto público social per capita no ano de 2013: Brasil, Argentina e Uruguai. Trata-se de estudo documental e bibliográfico sobre o cuidado paliativo em saúde na modalidade de internação domiciliar, tendo em conta as mudanças nas famílias latinas. A análise está estruturada em dois eixos: o contexto socioeconômico das famílias latinas e as características das políticas de desospitalização. Os resultados mostram pequena disponibilidade da mulher latina para o trabalho de cuidado na família e o reforço dessa modalidade de atenção às iniquidades em saúde.

  13. Tendências das mudanças da proteção social no Brasil e no Uruguai: a centralidade das redes mínimas na América Latina

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    Alejandra Pastorini

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802014000100006 O objetivo deste trabalho é compreender as alterações na lógica que orienta o trato das manifestações da questão social na atualidade, tomando como referência a realidade do Brasil e do Uruguai. Inicia-se pela análise das mudanças contemporâneas nas sociedades capitalistas, prestando especial atenção nas alterações dos princípios que estruturam a proteção social. Dessa forma, identifica-se algumas tendências das reformas nas políticas sociais nos governos progressistas que se consolidam na virada do século.

  14. Corruption in Latin America: Understanding the Perception–Exposure Gap Corrupção na América Latina. Entendendo a lacuna entre percepção e exposição

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    Simone R. Bohn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available What beliefs do citizens who perceive levels of corruption in their countries to be of significance hold? Do those beliefs arise from their exposure to corruption? Furthermore, do perceptual and experiential corruption decrease the reservoir of legitimacy of a democratic regime? We attempt to answer these questions using the 2012 Americas Barometer survey of 24 Latin American countries. We find that whereas “rational-choice corrup-tors,” males and, to a lesser extent, individuals with resources are particularly exposed to corruption, perceived corruption originates from a sense of impunity derived from a negative evaluation of the state’s ability to curb corruption. In addition, we show that perceived corruption significantly decreases citizen satisfaction with democracy, but exposure to corruption does not. All in all, the policy implications of our study are straightforward: having an efficient and trusted judiciary is central to curbing both experiential and perceived corruption, even if it increases the latter in the short run.Quais são as crenças esposadas por indivíduos que acreditam haver corrupção em seu país? Essas crenças nascem em resposta à experiência direta com corrupção? Além disso, os dois fenômenos – ou seja, a percepção de corrupção e a exposição à corrupção – diminuem a reserva de legitimidade do regime democrático? Esse trabalho responde essas questões utilizando-se do survey de 24 países da América Latina e do Caribe, realizado pelo Americas Barometer em 2012. Os resultados da análise indicam que os “corruptores racionais”, os homens e, de uma certa maneira, os indivíduos mais abastados tendem a ser mais expostos à corrupção. A percepção da corrupção, por sua vez, emana de um senso de impunidade, particularmente de uma availação negativa em relação à capacidade de o estado controlar a corrupção. A análise também revela que a percepção da corrupção diminui a

  15. Latina "Testimonios": A Reflexive, Critical Analysis of a "Latina Space" at a Predominantly White Campus

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    Flores, Judith; Garcia, Silvia

    2009-01-01

    Judith Flores and Silvia Garcia (University of Utah) draw from the work of their mentor, Rina Benmayor and "Telling to live: Latina feminist testimonios" to establish an organization for Latinas who are staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community members at a predominantly White institution (PWI). Critical race feminism (CRF),…

  16. Somatização na América Latina: uma revisão sobre a classificação de transtornos somatoformes, síndromes funcionais e sintomas sem explicação médica Somatization in Latin America: a review of the classification of somatoform disorders, functional syndromes and medically unexplained symptoms

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    Luís Fernando Tófoli

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Os sintomas sem explicação médica são frequentes e estão associados a sofrimento mental em vários contextos. Estudos prévios apontam que as populações latino-americanas são propensas à somatização. Diante da reformulação da Classificação Internacional de Doenças para sua 11ª edição, as particularidades dos nativos desta região do mundo devem ser levadas em consideração. O objetivo deste estudo é prover informações sobre somatização na população latino-americana para a tomada de decisões quanto às categorias diagnósticas ligadas a sintomas sem explicação médica na Classificação Internacional de Doenças-11ª edição. MÉTODO: Revisão extensa da produção de 1995 a 2011 sobre somatização em populações de origem latino-americana. RESULTADOS: A análise dos 106 estudos incluídos nesta revisão foi dividida em 15 categorias: revisões sistemáticas, revisões conceituais, prevalências, atenção primária, depressão e ansiedade, fatores de risco, violência, quadros orgânicos, relacionamento com profissionais e o sistema de saúde, etnia, síndromes ligadas à cultura, síndrome da fadiga crônica, fibromialgia, transtorno dismórfico corporal, e conversão e dissociação. CONCLUSÃO: Os estudos latino-americanos confirmam a dificuldade na definição categorial de quadros com sintomas sem explicação médica. O suposto "traço somatizador" das culturas latinas pode estar associado mais à expressão cultural e linguística do que a um caráter de natureza étnica, e tais particularidades devem estar na agenda na nova classificação destes fenômenos na Classificação Internacional de Doenças-11ª edição.OBJECTIVE: medically unexplained symptoms are common and associated with mental illness in various contexts. Previous studies show that Latin American populations are prone to somatization. Given the reformulation of the International Classification of Diseases towards its 11th

  17. "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…

  18. Environmental issues, interdisciplinarity, social theory and intellectual production in Latin America Tópicos ambientais, interdisciplinaridade, teoria social e produção intelectual na América Latina

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    Leila da Costa Ferreira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available While dealing with both interdisciplinarity and environment and society area as fields that harbor scientific contentions regarding ideas, practices, institutions and habitus (Bourdieu, this paper aims at providing an account of the multifaceted processes implied in the institutionalization of environmental concerns in Latin-American academia and research centers. The paper discusses the extent to which one can legitimately talk about "a Latin- American scientific specificity", supposedly resulting from peculiar theoretical approaches or even from particular socio-environmental features (such as widespread poverty and high rates of social inequality, along with unparalleled levels of biodiversity. Last but not least, the paper seeks to draw a sort of thematic map (via bibliographical review as well as a consideration of the levels of scientific institutionalization of environmental issues in six different research centers located in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Brazil.Ao tratar a interdisciplinaridade e a área de ambiente e sociedade enquanto campos que lidam com questões científicas relacionadas com idéias, práticas, instituições e habitus (Bourdieu, esse artigo pretende contribuir para a compreensão dos processos multifacetados implicados na institucionalização da questão ambiental na academia e centros de pesquisa latino-americanos. O texto discute em que medida pode-se legitimamente falar de uma "especificidade científica latino-americana", supostamente resultante de abordagens teóricas peculiares ou mesmo de situações sócio-ambientais particulares (como pobreza e altas taxas de desigualdade, junto a incomparáveis índices de biodiversidade. Por último, mas também importante, o texto pretende trazer um panorama temático (através da revisão bibliográfica assim como apontar os níveis de institucionalização científica da área ambiental em seis centros de pesquisa localizados na Argentina, Chile, M

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. El ius latii y los muncipia latina

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    Estela GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ

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    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.

  2. Santa Rosa de Lima: uma santa anoréxica na América Latina? Santa Rosa de Lima: ¿una santa anoréxica en Latinoamérica? Saint Rose of Lima: an anorexic saint in Latin America?

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    Cybelle Weinberg

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available A literatura especializada tem nos mostrado que é grande a semelhança entre o comportamento alimentar das santas jejuadoras medievais e o das anoréxicas atuais. No entanto, há poucas referências sobre a existência de santas jejuadoras na América Latina. No presente trabalho, os autores salientam aspectos da vida de Santa Rosa de Lima, Patrona da América e Filipinas, que poderiam ser descritos como comportamentos anoréxicos. Comparando os aspectos psicopatológicos da vida de Santa Rosa com o comportamento das anoréxicas atuais, pareceu confirmar-se um padrão uniforme de comportamento, especialmente quanto ao aspecto imitativo, fator que poderia levar as jovens da atualidade a desenvolverem um transtorno alimentar após terem algum tipo de informação sobre o transtorno.La literatura especializada nos muestra gran similitud entre el comportamiento alimentar de las santas de la edad media que ayunaban y el de las anoréxicas de la actualidad. Hay pocas informaciones sobre santas que practicaban ayuno en Latinoamérica. En este artículo, los autores resaltan aspectos de la vida de santa Rosa de Lima, Patrona de América y Filipinas, que pueden ser considerados como comportamientos anoréxicos. Al comparar aspectos psicopatológicos de la vida de santa Rosa con el comportamiento de anoréxicas de la actualidad, parece que se confirma un modelo uniforme de comportamiento, especialmente respecto al aspecto de imitación, hecho que podría llevar a las jóvenes de hoy a desarrollar un trastorno de la alimentación luego de recibir informaciones sobre el tema.The specialized literature has shown us the great similarity between the eating habits of medieval fasting women saints and today's anorexic women. Nonetheless, there are few references to the existence of such fasting women saints in Latin America. The authors of this paper present some aspects of the life of Saint Rose of Lima, the patroness of the Americas and the Philippines, that

  3. Qualidade de ensino e gênero nas políticas educacionais contemporâneas na América Latina Educational quality and gender in contemporary educational policies in Latin America

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    Nelly P. Stromquist

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo examina o conceito de qualidade de ensino no contexto das principais políticas globais e regionais propostas por agências financiadoras internacionais - como o Banco Mundial e o Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento -, por acordos internacionais - como, por exemplo, as políticas previstas pelo Educação para todos e os Objetivos de desenvolvimento do milênio - e também pela sociedade civil global - como o Fórum Social Mundial e o Fórum Mundial de Educação. A análise do conteúdo dos discursos desses grupos distintos e influentes revela que a qualidade é definida e avaliada exclusivamente em termos cognitivos e reduzida a duas habilidades básicas: matemática e leitura. A qualidade, portanto, está dissociada de processos de transformação social, aos quais a educação deveria prestar uma contribuição essencial. Políticas globais de grande vulto, como o Educação para todos e os Objetivos de desenvolvimento do milênio, não consideram a importância da introdução da conscientização de gênero na concepção de uma educação de qualidade. Seus objetivos contemplam o gênero somente no que se refere ao acesso igualitário de meninas e meninos à escola. A autora argumenta que a não-inclusão do gênero no currículo e a não-formação de professores para reconhecer as questões de gênero nas práticas cotidianas da escola e da sala de aula contribuem para a persistência de valores e práticas que reafirmam distinções arbitrárias e assimétricas entre homens e mulheres. Numa perspectiva feminista, a autora enfatiza que é necessário que a qualidade ultrapasse a questão do acesso e inclua o tratamento igualitário de meninas e meninos na sala de aula, bem como um conteúdo curricular que despolarize o conhecimento das identidades de gênero que afetam o cotidiano das pessoas, tais como educação sexual, violência doméstica e cidadania. Além disso, é necessária a inclusão de práticas escolares

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Governança corporativa na América Latina: a relevância dos princípios da OCDE na integridade dos conselhos e autonomia dos conselheiros Corporate governance in Latin America: the relevance of OECD principles for the board's integrity and directors' independence

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    Carlos Henrique Kitagawa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Os conselhos de administração são caracterizados como um importante elemento da boa governança corporativa. Nesse sentido, este trabalho busca identificar as práticas de governança das empresas latino-americanas aos princípios recomendados pela Organização para Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico, OCDE, para essa região (Brasil, Argentina, México e Chile. Dentre os sete princípios por ela recomendados para a América Latina, este trabalho tem como foco apenas o quinto princípio, que trata das "Responsabilidades do Conselho de Administração", mais especificadamente das recomendações com respeito à "Integridade dos Conselhos e Autonomia dos Conselheiros". O principal objetivo é de verificar o posicionamento das empresas em relação às responsabilidades e a supervisão dos administradores como forma de garantir o controle e os resultados esperados pelos acionistas. Para atingir esse objetivo, formulou-se um questionário que expressa as principais recomendações de governança da OCDE para a América Latina e confrontou-se com as legislações desses quatro países e com as práticas societárias das empresas da amostra, de modo a identificar procedimentos adicionais em relação aos exigidos pela legislação. Os resultados evidenciam que o México é o país com maior índice de atendimento às recomendações da OCDE, seguido do Brasil, Argentina e Chile. Os principais pontos fracos, de modo geral, são a ausência de comitês específicos, compostos, no mínimo, por maioria de conselheiros independentes, e proibições de práticas como reuniões prévias ou instruções de voto dadas por acionistas controladores a conselheiros.Boards of directors are characterized as important elements for good corporate governance. In this regard, the present study aims to associate governance practices of Latin American companies to the principles recommended by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, for

  7. Reframing political violence and mental health outcomes: outlining a research and action agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean region Reformulando a violência política e efeitos na saúde mental: esboçando uma agenda de pesquisa e ação para a América Latina e região do Caribe

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    Duncan Pedersen

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available In recent decades, the number of people exposed to traumatic events has significantly increased as various forms of violence, including war and political upheaval, engulf civilian populations worldwide. In spite of widespread armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and political violence in the Latin American and Caribbean region, insufficient attention had been paid in assessing the medium and long-term psychological impact and additional burden of disease, death, and disability caused by violence and wars amongst civilian populations. Following a review of the literature, a few central questions are raised: What is the short, medium and long-term health impact of extreme and sustained forms of violence in a given population? How political violence is linked to poor mental health outcomes at the individual and collective levels? Are trauma-related disorders, universal outcomes of extreme and sustained violence? These questions lead us to reframe the analysis of political violence and mental health outcomes, and reexamine the notions of trauma, after which a research and action agenda for the region is outlined. In the concluding sections, some basic principles that may prove useful when designing psychosocial interventions in post-conflict situations are reviewed.Em décadas recentes, o número de pessoas expostas a eventos traumáticos tem aumentado significativamente, bem como formas de violência como guerras e revoluções políticas, que subjugam populações civis em todo o mundo. Apesar da dispersão dos conflitos armados, guerrilhas e violência política na América Latina e Caribe, atenção insuficiente tem sido dada para avaliar o impacto psicológico a médio e longo prazo e o peso das doenças, mortes, e invalidez provocadas pela violência e guerra contra populações civis. Algumas perguntas centrais são levantadas, a partir de revisão da literatura: qual o impacto na saúde da população, a curto, médio e longo prazo, ao

  8. Reformulando a violência política e efeitos na saúde mental: esboçando uma agenda de pesquisa e ação para a América Latina e região do Caribe Reframing political violence and mental health outcomes: outlining a research and action agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean region

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    Duncan Pedersen

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Em décadas recentes, o número de pessoas expostas a eventos traumáticos tem aumentado significativamente, bem como formas de violência como guerras e revoluções políticas, que subjugam populações civis em todo o mundo. Apesar da disseminação dos conflitos armados, guerrilhas e violência política na América Latina e Caribe, atenção insuficiente tem sido dada para avaliar o impacto psicológico a médio e longo prazo e o peso das doenças, mortes, e invalidez provocadas pela violência e guerra contra populações civis. Algumas perguntas centrais são levantadas, a partir de revisão da literatura: qual o impacto na saúde da população, a curto, médio e longo prazo, por vivenciar violências extremas e continuadas? Como a violência política se relaciona com pobre saúde mental individual e coletiva? As desordens relacionadas aos traumas são conseqüências universais da violência extrema e continuada? Essas perguntas nos levam a reformular a análise da violência política e de suas conseqüências sobre a saúde mental e a reexaminar as noções de trauma e a agenda da pesquisa e ação para a região. Ao fim, são apresentados alguns princípios básicos que podem ser úteis ao se projetar intervenções psicosociais.In recent decades, the number of people exposed to traumatic events has significantly increased as various forms of violence, including war and political upheaval, engulf civilian populations worldwide. In spite of widespread armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and political violence in the Latin American and Caribbean region, insufficient attention had been paid in assessing the medium and long-term psychological impact and additional burden of disease, death, and disability caused by violence and wars amongst civilian populations. Following a review of the literature, a few central questions are raised: What is the short, medium and long-term health impact of extreme and sustained forms of violence in a

  9. Interactions of Transgender Latina Women with Law Enforcement

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    Galvan, Frank H.; Bazargan, Mohzen

    2012-01-01

    A new report, funded by the Williams Institute, reveals high levels of reported harassment and assault of Latina transgender women by law enforcement agencies and highlights steps that police departments should take to improve relations with the transgender community.    The report, “Interactions of Latina Transgender Women with Law Enforcement” is based on interviews with 220 Latina transgender women from the Los Angeles area. BIENESTAR, a non-profit social service organization comm...

  10. 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.

  11. América Latina marginada

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    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.

  12. Aspirations of Latina adolescent suicide attempters

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    Hausmann-Stabile, Carolina; Gulbas, Lauren; Zayas, Luis H.

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    Parents’ aspirations and expectations are communicated to their offspring. Children internalize their parents’ aspirations and accept some of the expectations while rejecting others, all part of the developmental process and identity-consolidation. When the aspirations and expectations of youth and parents are incongruent, the outcomes in youths’ behavior can be deleterious, such as when adolescents manifest suicidal behaviors. We examined aspirations expressed by 12 Latina adolescent suicide...

  13. Gerenciamento de resultados e ambiente institucional : um estudo da América Latina

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    2011-01-01

    Nesta dissertação analisamos se o ambiente institucional relacionado ao nível de proteção dos investidores dos países da América Latina contribuiu para uma redução na prática de gerenciamento de resultados das empresas. Utilizamos quatro modelos para detectar a prática de gerenciamento de resultados (Jones Model, Modified Jones Model, Modified Jones Model with ROA e o Kang & Sivaramakrishna Model). A nossa amostra é formada pelas empresas de capital aberto e listada em bolsa nos países da Ar...

  14. TELEMEDICINA: UN DESAFÍO PARA AMÉRICA LATINA TELEMEDICINA: UM DESAFIO PARA AMÉRICA LATINA TELEMEDICINE: A CHALLENGE FOR LATIN AMERICA

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    Sergio Litewka

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    Full Text Available 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 enfermosA telemedicina é uma tendência crescente na prestação dos serviços médicos. Embora a eficácia desta prática não tenha sido ainda bem estabelecida, é provável que os países em desenvolvimento compartilharão este novo paradigma com os países desenvolvidos. Os defensores da telemedicina na América Latina sustentam que esta será uma ferramenta útil para reduzir as disparidades e melhorar a acessibilidade da atenção de saúde. Embora a América Latina, quem sabe se converta num lugar para a pesquisa e pesquisa destes procedimentos em particular, não está claro como a telemedicina poderia contribuir apara melhorar a acessibilidade para as populações desfavorecidas, o co-existir com os sistemas de atenção de saúde públicas cronicamente enfermosTelemedicine 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

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

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    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…

  16. The Experiences of Latina Graduate Students in Psychology Programs

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    Celaya, Patricia E.

    2012-01-01

    This study explored the experience of Latinas in doctoral programs in psychology using a qualitative phenomenological methodology. Eleven women who self-identified as Latina and were in the process of working towards a doctoral degree in psychology participated in in-person interviews that were audio-recorded. Participants described experiences…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

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

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

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    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…

  20. 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…

  1. Satisfaction with treatment decision-making and treatment regret among Latinas and non-Latina whites with DCIS

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    López, Mónica E.; Kaplan, Celia P.; Nápoles, Anna M.; Hwang, E. Shelly; Livaudais, Jennifer C.; Karliner, Leah S.

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    Objective To examine differences in treatment decision-making participation, satisfaction, and regret among Latinas and non-Latina whites with DCIS. Methods Survey of Latina and non-Latina white women diagnosed with DCIS. We assessed women’s preferences for involvement in decision-making, primary treatment decision maker, and participatory decision-making. We examined primary outcomes of satisfaction with treatment decision-making and treatment regret by ethnic-language group. Results Among 745 participants (349 Latinas, 396 white) Spanish-speaking Latinas (SSL) had the highest mean preference for involvement in decision-making score and the lowest mean participatory decision-making score and were more likely to defer their final treatment decision to their physicians than English-speaking Latinas or whites (26%, 13%, 18%, pdecision-making (OR 0.4; CI 95%, 0.2-0.8) and expressed more regret than whites (OR 6.2; CI 95%, 3.0-12.4). More participatory decision-making increased the odds of satisfaction (OR 1.5; CI 95%, 1.3-1.8) and decreased the odds of treatment regret (OR 0.8; CI 95%, 0.7-1.0), independent of ethnicity-language. Conclusion Language barriers impede the establishment of decision-making partnerships between Latinas and their physicians, and result in less satisfaction with the decision-making process and more treatment regret. Practice Implications Use of professional interpreters may address communication-related disparities for these women. PMID:24207116

  2. De metrificação e poesia latina

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    Alceu Dias Lima

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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.

  3. Histoplasmosis en América Latina

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    Ricardo Negroni

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    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

  4. The decommissioning of the Latina nuclear power plant

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    Bolla, G.; Macci, E.; Craik, J.F.D.; Walkden, P.

    2001-01-01

    Over the past year, a revised decommissioning programme, drawing upon the combined experience of the two companies, has been developed for the Latina NPP. This has been achieved despite a very demanding time-scale. Theoretical and practical experiences from both Sogin and BNFL's operations in North America and Europe have been used to quantify liabilities and progress the planning process to the point where Sogin have been able to define their funding requirements for Latina with their stakeholders. The project has demonstrated, based on real experience and data, that the Latina NPP can be decommissioned economically for a known cost within the timescale set by the Italian Government. (author)

  5. Notes on the Start-Up of the Latina Power Station; Notes concernant le demarrage de la centrale nucleaire de Latina; Zapusk ehlektrostantsii Latina; Notas sobre la puesta en marcha de la central electrica de Latina

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    Calabria, G.; Gualtieri, G. [AGIP Nucleare, Milano (Italy)

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    desarrollo de los ensayos finales, sobre la carga del combustible y el orden en que se ejecutaron las operaciones de puesta en marcha y sobre las determinaciones y maniobras de regulacion posteriores al estado critico. Se resenan asimismo las operaciones iniciales de generacion y conexion de la central con la red electrica. Por ultimo, se mencionan los problemas de organizacion derivados de la explotacion de la central, incluyendo la preparacion y formacion profesional del personal y las medidas de seguridad adoptadas. (author) [Russian] Privoditsya informatsiya o zapuske pervoj ital'yanskoj atomnoj ehlektrostantsii Latina moshchnost'yu 200 mgvt. Reaktor rabotaet na prirodnom urane s grafitovym zamedlitelem i gazovym okhlazhdeniem. Posle kratkogo opisaniya osnovnykh kharakteristik ehlektrostantsii privodyatsya podrobnye dannye otnositel'no provedeniya zaklyuchitel'nykh ispytanij stantsii'', toplivnoj zagruzki i poryadka ehkspluatatsii, izmerenij i upravleniya s dovedeniem do kriticheskogo sostoyaniya. Daetsya ob''yasnenie raboty po zapusku i vklyucheniyu stantsii v ehlektroset'. Izlagayutsya takzhe problemy, svyazannye s ehkspluatatsiej stantsii, v tom chisle podgotovka personela i ego kvalifikatsiya, mery po bezopasnosti. (author)

  6. La muchacha enamorada en la comedia latina

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    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es caracterizar e interpretar la evolución del personaje de la muchacha enamorada en la comedia latina. Específicamente, se consideran aquí los dos momentos más salientes del género: de un lado, la antigua comedia romana de Plauto y Terencio, y, del otro, la así llamada comedia humanística latina, escrita en el temprano Renacimiento europeo. De entre estas últimas piezas, me interesará específicamente examinar los casos de Symmachus y Emporia, dos comedias de Tito Livio Frulovisi que hasta hoy no han sido traducidas a ninguna lengua moderna. The purpose of this work is to characterize and interpret the development of the character of the young girl in love in the Latin comedy. In consequence, the research focuses on the genre’s two most prominent periods: the ancient Roman comedy by Plautus and Terence, and the so-called Latin humanistic comedy from the early European Renaissance. More specifically, this work concentrates on the cases of Symmachus and Emporia, two comedies by Tito Livio Frulovisi which have not been translated to any modern language.

  7. Apropriação tecnológica na economia do conhecimento: inovação e propriedade intelectual de software na América Latina Technology appropriation in knowledge economy: innovation and intellectual property in Latin American software industry

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    Paulo Bastos Tigre

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    Full Text Available Os direitos de propriedade intelectual constituem um instrumento de estímulo à inovação, embora possam também obstaculizar a difusão do conhecimento na economia. Este artigo discute tal conflito na área de software, onde a proteção por patentes é dificultada pelo fato dos ativos serem intangíveis e replicáveis praticamente sem custos. Tomando por base o caso latino-americano, as práticas de proteção à propriedade intelectual são discutidas à luz de sua eficácia enquanto instrumento de estímulo à inovação e difusão das tecnologias da informação. A metodologia utilizada inclui análise do desenvolvimento da indústria de software no subcontinente, das formas de proteção adotadas pelas empresas, das legislações existentes e exame das patentes de software submetidas ao Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial. O artigo conclui que é necessário harmonizar interesses conflitantes que transcendem o aspecto técnico, levando em consideração a necessidade de assegurar novos modelos de negócios e respeitar os acordos internacionais vigentes.Intellectual property rights aim at providing incentives for innovation, but can also constitute a burden for technological diffusion. This article discusses the conflicts arising from software patent protection, an area in which the assets are intangible and replicable at almost no cost. Current practices of intellectual property (IP protection in Latin America are discussed based on their efficiency in stimulating information technologies innovation and diffusion. The methodology adopted includes the analysis of regional software industry development, firms' strategies to protect IP, legislation and the examination of software patents submission at the Brazilian IP Office (INPI. It concludes that harmonizing conflicting interests among existing and new business models and international agreements is a major task that goes beyond pure technical considerations.

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

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    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...

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

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    This study 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 non-attempters (n=107) were recruited from the NYC area. Latent class analysis revealed three family environment types: tight-knit; intermediate-knit; and loose-knit. Tight-knit families (high cohesion and low conflict) were significantly less likely to have teens that attempted...

  10. 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.

  11. Assistência obstétrica e complicações graves da gestação na América Latina e Caribe: análise das informações obtidas a partir de inquéritos demográficos de saúde Obstetric care and severe pregnancy complications in Latin America and the Caribbean: an analysis of information from demographic health surveys

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Compilar, consolidar e analisar as informações obtidas por inquéritos do projeto MEASURE DHS acerca de assistência obstétrica e complicações da gestação na América Latina e Caribe. MÉTODOS: O presente estudo exploratório incluiu sete inquéritos demográficos realizados na década de 1990 (Bolívia, Brasil, Colômbia, Guatemala, Nicarágua, Peru e República Dominicana. Além do levantamento das características das entrevistadas e da assistência obstétrica recebida, foi estimada a ocorrência de complicações (trabalho de parto prolongado e complicações hemorrágicas, hipertensivas e infecciosas. RESULTADOS: A mediana do número de visitas de pré-natal oscilou entre 4,7 (Bolívia e 6,6 (República Dominicana. Na Bolívia, Peru e Guatemala foram observadas altas taxas (>40% de assistência ao parto por parteiras tradicionais, parentes e outras pessoas sem treinamento formal. República Dominicana e Brasil apresentaram as maiores taxas de parto em estabelecimento de saúde (>90%. Na Guatemala, Peru e Bolívia, mais de 45% dos partos foram domiciliares. A maior taxa de cesárea foi registrada no Brasil (36,4%; as menores taxas foram registradas no Peru e Guatemala (OBJECTIVE: To compile, consolidate, and analyze information obtained in surveys conducted by the MEASURE DHS [Demographic and Health Surveys] program, concerning obstetric care and pregnancy complications for women in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the five years before the survey. METHODS: This exploratory study utilized data from demographic surveys carried out in the 1990s in seven countries of Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru. The study describes the characteristics of the women who were interviewed and of the obstetric care that they received in the five years before the respective survey, and it also estimates the occurrence of prolonged labor and of hemorrhagic, hypertensive, and

  12. Effects of ethnic targeting on the perceived effectiveness of cancer prevention messages among latinas and non-latina white women.

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    Ramírez, A Susana

    2013-01-01

    In general, efforts to target Latinos are made through Spanish-language messages, yet 75% of U.S. Latinos are bilingual or English dominant. Acculturation (adapting mainstream traits) is associated with increased lifestyle-related risk behaviors. Latinos maintain cultural traits and ethnic identification even as they appear to acculturate (e.g., through language). This raises questions about how to communicate health information to more-acculturated Latinos who are not reached by traditional Spanish outreach yet may not identify with general-market messages. This study tested the relative efficacy of English-language messages targeted to Latinas, compared with general-market messages, among highly acculturated Latina women and non-Latina White women. In this pair of online experiments, Latinas (n = 715) and non-Latina White women (n = 704) rated the perceived effectiveness of general-market versus Latina-targeted Pap smear and mammogram public service announcements. In 1 of 2 experiments ethnically targeted messages were rated relatively more effective for the intended audience and equally effective for the general audience. The author discusses implications for how campaigns reach U.S. Latinos across the acculturation spectrum.

  13. 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'…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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    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…

  16. Latina/os in Rhetoric and Composition: Learning from Their Experiences with Language Diversity

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    Cavazos, Alyssa Guadalupe

    2012-01-01

    "Latina/os in Rhetoric and Composition: Learning from their Experiences with Language Diversity" explores how Latina/o academics' experiences with language difference contributes to their Latina/o academic identity and success in academe while remaining connected to their heritage language and cultural background. Using qualitative…

  17. Motivation of Latina/o Students in Algebra I: Intertwining Research and Reflections

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    Ruiz, Elsa Cantu

    2011-01-01

    Latinas/os, the largest and fastest growing minority ethnic group in the United States (impels research that focuses on the education of Latinas/os and the need to reduce the achievement gap that persists between Latinas/os and other groups. Such research has gained in popularity; however, it is still very limited. I use my teaching experience…

  18. 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…

  19. A produção sobre movimentos sociais no Brasil no contexto da América Latina

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    Maria da Glória Gohn

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7984.2014v13n28p79 O artigo focaliza a produção teórica sobre os movimentos sociais na América Latina com destaque para a produção brasileira. Ele se divide em duas partes. A primeira sistematiza diferentes eixos e suportes teórico-metodológicos que configuram as abordagens sobre os movimentos sociais a partir dos da década de 1960, contextualizando fatos e abordagens. Resgatam-se autores, teorias, conceitos e as categorias utilizadas que deram suporte aos estudos realizados nas décadas de 1970-1990, especialmente as teorias da identidade coletiva e da Mobilização Política. No caso brasileiro, destaca-se o papel da ANPOCs. A segunda apresenta um panorama geral sobre as teorias contemporâneas que têm predominado na América Latina na atualidade, incluindo as referências presentes nos protestos e manifestações que ocorreram em 2013 no Brasil. Sistematizam- se cinco abordagens: a humanista, teorias pós-coloniais, teorias marxista e pós-marxista, os autonomistas e os institucionalistas.

  20. 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.

  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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Latina mothers' influences on child appetite regulation.

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

    2016-08-01

    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 a quadratic effect, with moderate levels of autonomy promotion during serving associated with the greatest child EAH. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. 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

  8. Latina Sororities and Higher Education: The Ties That Bind.

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    Olivas, Margarita Refugia

    Research on U.S. "Greek" sororities has typically addressed issues dealing with White women in higher education. In contrast, this case study sought to identify the cultural behaviors and group norms that serve to enhance academic achievement and reinforce personal growth among members of a Latina sorority. In fall 1993, interviews were…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. Personal Agency Inspired by Hardship: Bilingual Latinas as Liberatory Educators

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    Morales, Amanda R.; Shroyer, M. Gail

    2016-01-01

    This qualitative multiple case study focused on eleven non-traditional, bilingual, Latinas within a teacher education program. The study explored various factors that influenced participants' desire to pursue and ability to persist as pre-service teachers. The overarching theme identified among participant discourse was personal agency inspired by…

  12. 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…

  13. Proteccion Social en Salud en America Latina y el Caribe ...

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    Dentro de la salud pública, y con vistas a contribuir en los procesos de cambio de ... la PSS en el marco de las reformas de la salud en América Latina y el Caribe. ..... neoliberal” en tanto extiende la racionalidad mercantil a todas las esferas de la ... Excluyentes como El Salvador, Honduras, Bolivia, Ecuador y Guatemala.

  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. 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

  16. 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…

  17. Depressive symptoms of midlife Latinas: effect of immigration and sociodemographic factors

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Rosa Maria Sternberg, Kathryn A Lee University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, Family Health Care Nursing, San Francisco, CA, USA Abstract: Immigrant Latinas may have different cultural attitudes toward menopause and aging, and may experience higher levels of distress associated with adaptation to their new environment. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to describe the frequency of depressive symptoms experienced by premenopausal Latinas (40–50 years of age living in the United States and compare Latinas born in the US with immigrant Latinas on stress and sociodemographic factors that influence depressive symptom experience. Analysis was conducted on a subsample of 94 self-identified Latinas who participated in a longitudinal study and completed the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D scale at enrollment and 6 months. Immigrant Latinas had a significantly higher CES-D (14.4 ± 11.1 than US-born Latinas (10.0 ± 7.9 and the difference remained at 6 months. There was no difference in age, body mass index (BMI, self-report of general health, or perceived stress. Higher BMI, work-related stress, and insufficient income for essential daily needs were associated with depressive symptom scores in immigrant Latinas. High BMI and less education were associated with depressive symptom scores in the US-born Latinas. Keywords: Hispanic women, Latinas, immigration, depression, midlife, menopause

  18. A inclusão de ações da América Latina sob o ponto de vista do investidor brasileiro: inferências sobre os pesos na fronteira eficiente The inclusion of Latin American stocks for brazilian investors: inferences about efficient portfolio weights

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    Marco Antonio Cunha de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O problema de como alocar recursos de forma eficiente tem sido uma das questões fundamentais em Finanças. Se os fatores domésticos tendem a fazer com que os ativos num determinado mercado se movimentem em conjunto, os investidores procuram diversificar o risco nacional pela aplicação em outros mercados. Este tema tem sido tipicamente analisado no contexto retorno-risco, entretanto, um dos maiores problemas é por não reconhecer a incerteza nos parâmetros de entrada, dando origem ao risco de estimação. Este trabalho analisa se a alocação em ações de outros países da América Latina permite melhorar a fronteira eficiente sob o ponto de vista do investidor brasileiro. É utilizada a combinação de inferências estatísticas propostas por Britten-Jones (1999 para portfólios de tangência e Kempf e Memmel (2006 para o portfólio de risco mínimo global. Os resultados permitiram verificar que a adição do investimento em ações de outros países latinos melhoraria a fronteira eficiente sob o ponto de vista do investidor local, com pesos estatisticamente significantes.Allocating resources efficiently has been one of the major issues in Finance. If domestic factors are the key reasons for local assets to move together, the investor should search for other markets in order to diversify the local risk. This topic has been analyzed considering the risk-return tradeoff. However, one of the main problems is not taking the uncertainty input parameters into account triggering estimation risk concerns. This article analyzes whether the inclusion of stocks from other Latin American countries improve the efficient frontier from a Brazilian investor's point of view. The combination of inferences about tangency portfolio (Britten-Jones, 1999 and global minimum risk portfolio (Kempf e Memmel, 2006 was implemented. From the results, it can be concluded that the inclusion of other Latin American stocks would improve the efficient frontier for local

  19. Latina/o Undergraduate Students Mentoring Latina/o Elementary Students: A Borderlands Analysis of Shifting Identities and First-Year Experiences

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    Bernal, Dolores Delgado; Aleman, Enrique, Jr.; Garavito, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    This article examines the experiences of first-year Latina/o undergraduates at a predominantly white institution. Through a borderlands analysis, the authors explore how these students describe their experiences participating in an ethnic studies course and mentoring Latina/o elementary schoolchildren. The authors find that these experiences…

  20. Gravidez na adolescência: tendência na produção científica de enfermagem

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    A gravidez em adolescentes tem implicações biológica, psicológica, social, econômica e cultural. O estudo exploratório, descritivo e bibliográfico objetivou identificar as concepções da gravidez na adolescência, sujeito, vulnerabilidade e gênero, presentes na produção científica de Enfermagem. Foram selecionados intencionalmente quatro periódicos brasileiros e dois da América Latina indexados de 2002 a 2006 na Scientific Electronic Library. Dos 1.472 artigos identificados, 43 tinham como temá...

  1. 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.

  2. Persisting Dreams: The Impact of the Doctoral Socialization Process on Latina Post-Doctoral Career Aspirations

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    Latinas are underrepresented within the professorate and within doctoral programs, particularly within Research Intensive Institutions. This dissertation explores how the doctoral socialization process impacts the pipeline from the Ph.D. to scholarly careers for Latinas in Research universities. Given the low numbers of representation and production at the doctoral level for Latinas, what happens when they do enter Ph.D. programs? Their doctoral experience must be marked in one way or anot...

  3. 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...

  4. Occupational Engagement in Low-Income Latina Breast Cancer Survivors.

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    Sleight, Alix G

    This qualitative study examined the experience of occupational engagement in low-income Latina breast cancer survivors and suggests the potential for occupational therapy practitioners to improve health outcomes in this vulnerable and underserved population. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 9 participants. Inductive analysis was used to code for themes and patterns related to occupational engagement and quality of life (QOL). Lack of occupational engagement negatively affected QOL, but participation in occupations such as religious activity and caregiving promoted well-being. Financial concerns and communication barriers decreased QOL. Breast cancer can have a negative impact on occupational engagement in low-income Latina breast cancer survivors; however, some occupations may increase QOL. Socioeconomic status and cultural values influence occupational engagement and QOL. Occupational therapy practitioners can improve health outcomes in this population through awareness of relevant sociocultural factors and attention to appropriate patient communication. Copyright © 2017 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

  5. Intersectionality at Work: Determinants of Labor Supply among Immigrant Latinas.

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    Flippen, Chenoa

    2014-06-01

    This article borrows from the intersectionality literature to investigate how legal status, labor market position, and family characteristics structure the labor supply of immigrant Latinas in Durham, NC, a new immigrant destination. The analysis takes a broad view of labor force participation, analyzing the predictors of whether or not women work; whether and how the barriers to work vary across occupations; and variation in hours and weeks worked among the employed. I also explicitly investigate the extent to which family constraints interact with other social characteristics, especially legal status, in shaping women's labor market position. Results highlight that immigrant Latinas experience multiple, interrelated constraints on employment owing to their position as low-skill workers in a labor market highly segregated by gender and nativity, to their status as members of a largely undocumented population, and as wives and mothers in an environment characterized by significant work-family conflict.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.…

  9. A Ação do Estado na Assistência Social às Famílias com Crianças e ou Adolescentes no Brasil em relação à Europa e à América Latina (The Action of the State in Social Assitance to families with Children and or Adolescents

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    Full Text Available O artigo examina a ação do Estado na Assistência Social às famílias com crianças e adolescentes no Brasil em relação aos contextos europeu e latinoamericano, objetivando apreender as perspectivas e os limites da efetivação dos direitos infantojuvenis na perspectiva do Sistema Único de Assistência Social (SUAS. Com base no método Hermenêutico Dialético, tendo como base estudo bibliográfico e documental, as discussões apontam que nos sistemas protetivos mais consolidados do contexto europeu, a Assistência Social apresenta-se complementar e residual, e, que, em países latino-americanos, a exemplo do Brasil, caracterizados pela presença de um capitalismo tardio, tem sido demandada umacentralidade da referida política pública na identificação e no atendimento das vulnerabilidades, dos riscos e das violações a direitos que, muitas vezes, ficam sem respostas, diante da fragilidade do sistema protetivo. Apesar de terem sido observadas alterações nos padrões da política de Assistência Social brasileira na proteção à infância e à adolescência pós-Constituição Federal de 1988, Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (1990 e SUAS (2005, o sistema protetivo não tem sido capaz de alterar as históricas desigualdades que estão na base dos problemas que afetam a infância e a adolescência. Palavras-chave: Estado. Família. Assistência Social. Infância. Adolescência.Abstract: The article examines the State’s action in Social  Assistance to families with children and adolescents in Brazil in relation to the European and Latin American contexts, aiming at apprehending the perspectives and limits of the effectiveness of children’s rights in the perspective of the Unified Social Assistance System. Based on the Dialectical Hermeneutic method, based on a bibliographical and documentary study, the discussions point out that in the most consolidated protection systems of the European context, Social

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Latina/o Achievement at Predominantly White Universities: The Importance of Culture and Ethnic Community

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    Cerezo, Alison; Chang, Tai

    2013-01-01

    In this exploratory study, the authors examined the influence of cultural fit on the achievement of Latina/o college students by testing whether cultural integration factors (i.e., cultural congruity, ethnic identity, connection with ethnic minority peers) predict college GPA (grade point average). Participants were 113 Latina/o students enrolled…

  18. Outcomes of a Structured Education Intervention for Latinas Concerning Breast Cancer and Mammography

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    Laughman, Anna Bawtinhimer; Boselli, Danielle; Love, Magbis; Steuerwald, Nury; Symanowski, James; Blackley, Kris; Wheeler, Mellisa; Arevalo, Gustavo; Carrizosa, Daniel; Raghavan, Derek

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    Objective: This study examined the utility of living room and church-based small group educational sessions on breast cancer and mammography, for under-served Latinas in North Carolina, USA. Design: Non-randomised, single arm design. Setting: A total of 329 self-selected Latinas participated in 31 small group educational classes in church and home…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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.

  1. Family and Work Influences on the Transition to College among Latina Adolescents

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    Sy, Susan R.

    2006-01-01

    This study investigates the effect of family obligations and part-time work on Latina adolescents' stress and academic achievement during the transition to college. One hundred seventeen Latina college students from immigrant families completed surveys assessing the mother-daughter relationship, family obligations, work-school conflict, school and…

  2. 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…

  3. Mapping Intersectionality and Latina/o and Chicana/o Students along Educational Frameworks of Power

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    Alemán, Sonya M.

    2018-01-01

    This chapter reviews scholarship using intersectional analyses to assess how Latina/o and Chicana/o youth navigate imbricated systems of privilege and oppression in their educational trajectories. Scholars have explored the navigational tactics Latina/o and Chicana/o students use to negotiate their intersectional identities and the institutional…

  4. Second Language Acquisition, Culture Shock and Language Stress of Adult Latina Students in New York.

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    Buttaro, Lucia

    This study identified the second language acquisition, culture shock, and language stress of adult Latinas in New York as related to language, culture, and education. Participants were eight adult Latinas, for whom Spanish was the first language, who had come to the United States 10-15 years previously and developed some functioning English as a…

  5. 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…

  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.

    2010-01-01

    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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. América latina: la ciudad negada

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    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...

  11. Costo social y desigualdad en América Latina.

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    Villavicencio Rodríguez, Tatiana Jackeline

    2016-01-01

    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...

  12. 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...

  13. Idolos populares y literatura en América Latina

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    Carlos Monsiváis

    1984-01-01

    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. Uso do desfibrilador automático externo no ambiente pré-hospitalar peruano: melhorando a resposta a emergências na América Latina Use of automated external defibrillator in Peruvian out-of-hospital environment: improving emergency response in Latin America

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    Pablo Lister

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    Full Text Available Este relato de caso reporta o atendimento pré-hospitalar de um paciente com fatores de risco atendido pelo serviço pré-hospitalar ao ser acometido por uma parada cardíaca e apresentar fibrilação ventricular. O paciente foi atendido seguindo os padrões de suporte básico de vida e suporte cardiovascular avançado. Um desfibrilador automático externo (DAE foi aplicado com resultados favoráveis e o paciente se recuperou do quadro de perigo de vida com sucesso. Este é o primeiro relato documentado com resultados favoráveis no Peru, na área de atendimento pré-hospitalar e enfatiza a necessidade de serem adotadas políticas de acesso público à desfibrilação precoce.El presente reporte de caso, relata la atencion prehospitalaria de un paciente con factores de riesgo atendido en el area prehospitalaria al sufrir arresto cardiaco y presentar fibrilacion ventricular. El paciente fue atendido bajo estandares de Soporte Basico Vital y Soporte Cardiovascular Avanzado Vital, se aplico un Desfibrilador Automatizado Externo (DEA con resultado favorable y exito al recuperar al paciente de su condicion de compromiso de vida. Este es el primer reporte documentado con resultado favorable en el pais, en el area prehospitalaria y refuerza la conveniencia de adoptar politicas de Acceso Publico a la Desfibrilacion Temprana.This case report relates out-of-hospital care to a patient with risk factors treated in the out-of-hospital services after cardiac arrest and ventricular fibrillation. The patient was treated according to the standards of basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support; by applying an automated external defibrillator (AED with favorable outcome and successful recovery of the patient from his risk of life condition. This is the first documented report with a favorable outcome in Peru, in out-of-hospital services and stresses the desirability of adopting policies for public access to early defibrillation.

  15. 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.

  16. Latina girls of Puerto Rican origin who are successful in science and mathematics high school courses

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    Oquendo-Rodriguez, Aida L.

    Professions and careers related to science and mathematics lack representation of minorities. Within these underrepresented minority populations there is no other group more affected than Latina women and girls. Women in general, are still underrepresented in many areas of our society. While women's roles are changing in today's society, most changes encourage the participation of more White/Anglo women in traditionally male roles. Latina women are still more disadvantaged than White women. There is no doubt that education is significant in increasing the participation of minorities in the fields of science and mathematics, especially for minority girls (Oakes, 1990; Rodriguez, 1993). This study explored the interests, life experiences, characteristics and motivations of Latina girls of Puerto Rican origin who are successful in science and mathematics high school courses. The study identifies factors that can influence the interest of Latina girls of Puerto Rican origin in science and mathematics career choices. This research is significant and relevant to educators and policy makers, especially to science and mathematics educators. The research is primarily descriptive and exploratory. It explores the social characteristics of Latina girls and professional women who have been successful in science and mathematics high school courses. The research offers the reader a visit to the participants' homes with descriptions and the opportunity to explore the thoughts and life experiences of Latina girls, their mothers and young Latina professionals of Puerto Rican origin. This research reveals the common characteristics of successful students found in the Latina girls of Puerto Rican origin who where interviewed. Creating a portrait of Latina girls of Puerto Rican origin who are successful in science and mathematics high school courses in one of the school districts of western Massachusetts. The research findings reveal that teacher relationships, family expectations

  17. The influence of time perspective on cervical cancer screening among Latinas in the United States.

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    Roncancio, Angelica M; Ward, Kristy K; Fernandez, Maria E

    2014-12-01

    To develop effective interventions to increase cervical cancer screening among Latinas, we should understand the role of cultural factors, such as time perspective, in the decision to be screened. We examined the relation between present time orientation, future time orientation, and self-reported cervical cancer screening among Latinas. A group of 206 Latinas completed a survey measuring factors associated with screening. Logistic regression analyses revealed that future time orientation was significantly associated with self-reported screening. Understanding the influence of time orientation on cervical cancer screening will assist us in developing interventions that effectively target time perspective and screening. © The Author(s) 2013.

  18. O legado grego na terminologia gramatical brasileira

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    Maria Helena de Moura Neves

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo pesquisar a existência de um legado grego terminológico na organização gramatical brasileira, considerando que a gramática incipiente grega é a fonte da nossa gramática, por via da gramática latina, e que o recorte de campo que ela preparou é um ponto de referência para o estudo da evolução do pensamento ocidental sobre a linguagem. A orientação teórico-metodológica se assenta na Linguística Histórica, na linha que orientou a ampla pesquisa sobre a emergência da gramática no Ocidente que constitui a fonte das informações que aqui se organizam (NEVES, 2005. As reflexões dirigem-se especialmente para o exame da nomenclatura, entendendo que ela mapeia conceptualmente o conjunto das posições assumidas, e em geral mantidas, que merecem apreciação. Entre outras coisas o exame opôs: termos gregos legados na corrente contínua do pensamento gramatical a termos gregos introduzidos posteriormente; termos transliterados do grego a termos decalcados da tradução latina. Além disso, verificaram-se casos de alteração de nome com manutenção de conceito, e casos de alteração de conceito para um nome conservado. De todo modo, o exame da nomenclatura revela a indiscutível existência de um legado grego à organização da gramática portuguesa.

  19. Effects of acculturation on prenatal anxiety among Latina women.

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    Barcelona de Mendoza, Veronica; Harville, Emily; Theall, Katherine; Buekens, Pierre; Chasan-Taber, Lisa

    2016-08-01

    Anxiety in pregnancy has been associated with adverse birth outcomes. Relatively few studies have investigated how acculturation affects mental health in pregnancy among Latinas. The goal of this study was to determine if acculturation was associated with anxiety over the course of pregnancy in a sample of predominantly Puerto Rican women. Women were recruited in pregnancy for participation in Proyecto Buena Salud, a prospective cohort study of Latina women (n = 1412). Acculturation was measured via the Psychological Acculturation Scale (PAS), language preference and generation in the USA. Anxiety was measured using the State-Trait Anxiety Instrument. Linear and logistic multivariable regressions were used to investigate associations. After adjustment, women with bicultural identification had significantly lower trait anxiety scores in early pregnancy (β = -3.62, SE = 1.1, p acculturated women. Women with higher levels of acculturation as indicated by English-language preference (β = 1.41, SE = 0.7, p = 0.04) and second or third generation in the USA had significantly higher trait anxiety scores in early pregnancy (β = 1.83, SE = 0.6, p acculturation was associated with lower trait anxiety in early pregnancy, while English-language preference and higher generation in the USA were associated with higher trait anxiety in early pregnancy.

  20. [Archives, photographies, maps for malary in Latina Province].

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    Mosillo, E

    1998-01-01

    After an historical introduction about ancient institutional regime of present Littoria/Latina province (until 1870 organized in Naples kingdom and Papal States), this essay is going to a swift analysis of marshes who reigned all over the land from the periphery of Rome to Fondi, when transient sheperds and woodmen were the only human beings of marshy land. So teachers for that unlettered people came into these lands, and so physicians came to fight against malary, first symbiotic enemy of man. So drainages were tried from Roman's epoch to Medieval and Illuministic one. We'll see Popes, feudal ladies and at last drainage trusts, all working to improve human life before the birth of Latina province. New cities and towns were born just during these trials; after the experiences of Angelo Celli, Italian Red Cross and Istituto per il risanamento antimalarico della regione pontina, many laws looked to medical aid for workers in malaric zones (exactly specified in topographic maps). In 1934 the Comitato provinciale antimalarico was introduced all over italian territory with the R.D.n. 1265.

  1. 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

  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. 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.

  4. La iniciativa legislativa popular en América Latina

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    Felipe Hevia de la Jara

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    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.

  5. 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

  6. Promotion of Latina Health: Intersectionality of IPV and Risk for HIV/AIDS.

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    Rountree, Michele A; Granillo, Teresa; Bagwell-Gray, Meredith

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    Latina women in the United States are vulnerable to two intersecting public health concerns: intimate partner violence (IPV) and subsequent risk for HIV/AIDS infection. Examination of the cultural and contextual life factors of this understudied population is crucial to developing culturally relevant HIV interventions. Focus groups with Latinas (15 monolingual; 10 bilingual) who have experienced IPV were conducted. Monolingual and bilingual Latinas endorsed that they were concerned about HIV infection, naming partner infidelity and experiences of forced and coerced sex as primary reasons for their concern. However, monolingual participants had lower levels of HIV knowledge, spending much time discussing myths of HIV infection, whereas bilingual participants spent more time discussing specific prevention techniques, including challenges related to the violence in their relationships. These findings suggest that HIV/AIDS prevention programs for Latinas need to pay close attention to the different historical, contextual, and cultural experiences of this at-risk group of women. © The Author(s) 2015.

  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. 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.

  9. Video-Based Grocery Shopping Intervention Effect on Purchasing Behaviors Among Latina Shoppers

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    Cortés, Dharma E.; Garcia, Samantha; Duan, Lei; Black, David S.

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    Objectives. To compare changes in food-purchasing knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavior after viewing nutrition education videos among Los Angeles, California Latinas responsible for household grocery shopping. Methods. From February to May 2015, a convenience sample of 113 Latinas watched 1 video (El Carrito Saludable) featuring MyPlate guidelines applied to grocery shopping (1-video intervention) and another convenience sample of 105 Latinas watched 2 videos (El Carrito Saludable and Ser Consciente), the latter featuring mindfulness to support attention and overcome distractions while grocery shopping (2-video intervention). We administered questionnaires before and after intervention. A preselected sample in each intervention condition (n = 72) completed questionnaires at 2-months after intervention and provided grocery receipts (before and 2-months after intervention). Results. Knowledge improved in both intervention groups (P behavior and mindfulness show promise for improving the quality of foods that Latinas bring into the home. PMID:28323473

  10. Video-Based Grocery Shopping Intervention Effect on Purchasing Behaviors Among Latina Shoppers.

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    Amaro, Hortensia; Cortés, Dharma E; Garcia, Samantha; Duan, Lei; Black, David S

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    To compare changes in food-purchasing knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavior after viewing nutrition education videos among Los Angeles, California Latinas responsible for household grocery shopping. From February to May 2015, a convenience sample of 113 Latinas watched 1 video (El Carrito Saludable) featuring MyPlate guidelines applied to grocery shopping (1-video intervention) and another convenience sample of 105 Latinas watched 2 videos (El Carrito Saludable and Ser Consciente), the latter featuring mindfulness to support attention and overcome distractions while grocery shopping (2-video intervention). We administered questionnaires before and after intervention. A preselected sample in each intervention condition (n = 72) completed questionnaires at 2-months after intervention and provided grocery receipts (before and 2-months after intervention). Knowledge improved in both intervention groups (P shopping list (both P behavior and mindfulness show promise for improving the quality of foods that Latinas bring into the home.

  11. 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, ...

  12. 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.

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    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...

  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; Hamade, Hiam; Hill-Ashford, Yolanda; Robinson-Lockett, Murlisa; Palamisono, Gloria; Zambrana, Ruth E.

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    Introduction 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. Methods 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 20...

  14. 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

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    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.

  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. Ethnic identity and mentoring among Latinas in professional roles.

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    Gonzáles-Figueroa, Evelyn; Young, Angela M

    2005-08-01

    This study examined ethnic identity and mentoring (a known strategy to promote career success and advancement) in a sample of 103 Latina women with professional roles in the areas of business, academia, policy, and politics. Other variables examined included traditional gender roles and perceptions of professional success. Findings indicated that the women's ethnic identity was consistent with a bicultural profile; some received mentoring and, if given a choice, would prefer to be mentored by someone of similar ethnicity. This finding is critical and can allow researchers, service providers, and policy developers to apply culturally responsive strategies in communities and in organizations. Other hypotheses were not supported. A discussion of the findings, implications, and suggestions for future research are presented. (c) 2005 APA

  17. Debe América Latina temerle a la China?

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    2005-01-01

    Este artículo compara las condiciones de crecimiento económico de China y de América Latina con el fin de evaluar los temores de que la economía china desplace a la latinoamericana en las próximas décadas. Las fortalezas de China se basan en el tamaño de su economía, su estabilidad macroeconómica, la abundante mano de obra barata, la rápida expansión de la infraestructura física y la capacidad para innovar. Las debilidades de China tienen su origen en la poca separación que existe entre el me...

  18. Salud y enfermedad en América Latina

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    Miguel Malo

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    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.

  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. Barriers to treatment engagement for depression among Latinas.

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    Caplan, Susan; Whittemore, Robin

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    In spite of successful treatment options for depression, the majority of Americans with severe depression do not receive treatment. Latinos are even less likely to engage in treatment than non-Hispanic Whites. The purpose of this study is to explore barriers to treatment engagement and, more specifically, how childhood adversity and gender-based violence (GBV) contribute to a lack of perceived support for treatment engagement. Experiences of GBV and childhood adversity can call into question deeply held family, cultural, and religious values, and affect the perceived quality of the therapeutic relationship and attitudes about depression treatment. A qualitative descriptive methodology was used to understand the experiences of a sample of 12 Latinas who were part of a diabetes prevention study (n = 67) and had been referred for treatment because of elevated symptoms of depression. Results indicate that the often-cited barriers to mental health care (i.e., language barriers, economic considerations, and lack of illness recognition) did not serve as deterrents for Latinas in this study. Participants recognized that they were depressed and agreed with the assessment of depression. However, none of the women followed up on the recommendation to seek care. What has emerged from this study is how cultural values, such as familismo and marianismo, and the lack of responsiveness from family and religious leaders in the context of exposure to GBV and childhood adversity created significant barriers to treatment engagement. This study highlights the need for nurses to screen for these exposures and to engage in shared decision making about treatment.

  1. Práticas de empoderamento feminino na América Latina

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    Full Text Available Through a brief presentation of the debates regarding the concept of women’s empowerment and the insertion of the term in the perspective of gender studies, this article presents a bibliographical review of the women’s empowerment practices in Latin America between 2002 and 2012. The categories of analysis encountered in these practices were the following: empowerment based on women’s income, practices originating in women’s daily activities and strategies based on women’s groups, with valorization according to specificities. It was possible to observe the convergence between the results and the classic debates regarding the term, the need to insert the gender debate into women’s empowerment practices, and, as the main result, there has been an expressive number of practices based on workshops and other group strategies, aimed at the understanding of empowerment as a process permeated and nurtured by collective construction, reinforcing historical perspectives of feminism.

  2. Práticas de empoderamento feminino na América Latina*

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    Desde una breve presentación sobre los debates que sustentan el concepto de empoderamiento y de la inserción del término en la perspectiva de los estudios de género, el artículo presenta una revisión bibliográfica sobre las prácticas del empoderamiento femenino, realizadas y registradas en Latinoamérica entre los años 2000 y 2012. Los ejes de análisis encontrados en las prácticas fueron empoderamiento con base en la renta femenina, prácticas originadas en la cotidianidad de las mujeres y las ...

  3. A linguagem e o significado de um lugar na América Latina

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    Full Text Available The article analyses the cultural meaning of the concepts of space and locality and their diversification throughout Latin American history. For the incas and the aztecs, places had a kin conotation of social relations between relatives. In the andean societies, both superior and inferiors parts of their geographic setting indicated complementary activities (p. 78. Local chapels (capellas were santuaries for harvest and fertility rites. After the Spanish conquest, localities involved a whole network of hierarquic and power relations as between social, national and imperial. During the process of construction of the state local, federative, central and national came to have opposite meanings. Later on, they were substituted for notions like peripheric and metropolitan. Post modern connotations point to new forms of localities and resistance towards burocratic planning. A new and insolite geography responds to touristical organizations (p. 99

  4. A precoce decadência da Terceira Via na América Latina

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo busca analisar a aceitação, instauração e decadência da denominada “terceira via” entre os países latino-americanos, e os efeitos que desta para a política externa desses países.

  5. Envelhecimento, pobreza e proteção social na América Latina

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    Ana Amélia Camarano

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    Full Text Available Latin America´s elderly population is expected to grow fast within the next 40 years. This perspective is followed by some uncertainty about the capability of income generation byold people. The main objective of this paper isto analyze the processes of income generationby these people and speculate about their futuretrends. Six countries of the region were selected: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru. It is assumed that the main sources of income of elderly populationare Social Security Systems and labor markets. The importance of the social security benefitson elderly people and their families´ income isdescribed. Transformations in labor markethave resulted in a dramatic reduction of the proportion of the active population whichcontributes to social security. This suggeststhat the traditional ways to finance the systemwill not be enough to generate income for anincreasing demand of social benefits in thecontext of contributor´s reduction.

  6. The electric power in Latin America; A energia eletrica na America Latina

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    This paper shows a study for determination of the possibilities and the perspectives of power distribution systems integration between Brazil and the neighbor countries, for electric power supply. This integration aims the electric power supply of the different regions of the countries with the minimum cost alternative. The stand-by and emergency supply will be obtained with this action, minimizing the occurrence of supply disruptions in the interconnected countries 4 refs., 7 figs., 7 tabs.

  7. Colonialidade discursiva na América Latina: o dito e o interdito na Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha

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    O presente artigo analisa a Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha, inserindo-a no contexto da história brasileira e latino-americana, a partir do conceito de colonialidade. Utilizam-se, nas análises do texto de Caminha alguns princípios da Análise do Discurso (Maingueneau, Pêcheux), bem como o conceito de colonialidade (Mignolo, Quijano).

  8. Um continente entortado (América Latina The lopsided continent (Latin America

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    Kelly Hoffman

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Em todo o mundo, a América Latina é a região que apresenta a mais desequilibrada distribuição de recursos. O artigo define um conjunto comum de elementos que caracterizam as estruturas sociais do continente, sugere algumas linhas de análise e teorização e defende a integração dos estudos regionais nas discussões mais amplas a respeito da estratificação. Na primeira parte, examina-se a situação do continente como um todo, com uma breve discussão sobre a relação entre pobreza e desigualdade, e sobre o problema da disponibilidade de dados. Em seguida, analisa-se classe, gênero e raça. A conclusão identifica três fatores críticos que explicam a desigualdade latino-americana: sua posição no interior do sistema econômico global, o colonialismo interno que mantém as categorias raciais e o subdesenvolvimento das estruturas estataisLatin America has the most unbalanced distribution of resources of all regions in the world. This review defines a set of common elements characterizing social structures on this continent, suggests some approaches for analysis and theorizing, and supports the integration of regional studies into broader discussions of stratification. An overview of the situation on the continent as a whole, including a short discussion of the relationship between poverty and inequality, allows to address some concerns with data availability. We then devote a section each to class, gender, and race, and conclude by identifying three critical factors that explain Latin American inequality: its position within a global economic system, internal colonialism with maintenance of racial categories, and the underdevelopment of state structures.

  9. 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.

  10. O Papel da Economia Ecológica nas Políticas Públicas da América Latina : Consenso Latino-Americano da Reunião da ISEE em Washington

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    Depois de dois anos de conversas, as sociedades regionais indicadas, autores institucionais, chegaram a este consenso sobre o papel da economia ecológica na política pública da América Latina, abrangendo os dez temas seguintes: Indicadores de bem-estar apropriados à sustentabilidade socioambiental; Desvinculação do crescimento econômico do uso intensivo de energia e de materiais, assim como da degradação ambiental (decoupling em inglês); Inovação tecnológica com redução de impactos ambientais...

  11. Pregnancy Prevention among Latina Adolescents--The Role of Social Capital and Cultural Norms: An Interview with Dr. Claire Brindis

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    Prevention Researcher, 2004

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    Recently, Dr. Brindis and her colleagues compared four communities with high poverty and lower than average birth rates among Latina adolescents, with four communities which also had high poverty but had higher than average birth rates among Latina adolescents. Their goal was to examine the social capital and cultural norms within these…

  12. Language and Opportunity in the "Land of Opportunity": Latina Immigrants' Reflections on Language Learning and Professional Mobility

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    Davila, Liv Thorstensson

    2008-01-01

    This study analyzes the goals and realities of four educated, working, adult Latina, English as a Second language (ESL) students living in North Carolina, a region seeing particularly intense migration of Latino immigrants. The study conceptually frames adjustment issues confronted by these Latina immigrants in terms of gender, language,…

  13. Validation of Four Measures of Social Support with Latina/o and Non-Hispanic White Undergraduates

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    Bordes, Veronica; Sand, Jennifer K.; Arredondo, Patricia; Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E.; Rayle, Andrea Dixon

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    This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Perceived Social Support-Family and Friends Scales, the Family Valuing of Education Scale, and the Mentoring Scale with Latina/o and non-Hispanic White college freshmen. When scores for 112 Latina/o and 597 non-Hispanic White freshmen were examined, strong reliability was found for the…

  14. 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…

  15. New Voices in the Struggle/Nuevas Voces en la Lucha: Toward Increasing Latina/o Faculty in Theological Education

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    Turner, Caroline Sotello Viernes; Hernandez, Edwin I.; Pena, Milagros; Gonzalez, Juan Carlos

    2008-01-01

    Little progress has been made to increase Latina/o faculty representation in theological education. In this study, 33 interviews with Latina/o theological faculty identify supports and challenges to their scholarly development. Latino critical theory guides the analysis. Narratives reveal faculty experiences with oppression, challenging dominant…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

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

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    Christina L. Rush

    2016-10-01

    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.

  2. Young Latinas and abortion: the role of cultural factors, reproductive behavior, and alternative roles to motherhood.

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    Kaplan, C P; Erickson, P I; Stewart, S L; Crane, L A

    2001-01-01

    Latina women have often been portrayed as holding strong traditional family values leading to a greater propensity for rejection of contraception and abortion. Increasingly, the literature has consistently shown that Latina women use contraception effectively when available; however, much less is known about the prevalence of abortion and the factors related to its use in this population. In this article we examine Latinas' use of abortion and identify factors affecting its use among 1,207 ever-pregnant Latina women age 14-24 recruited at two federally-funded family planning clinics in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Only a small proportion of the young women in our sample (7.5%) had ever had an induced abortion. In multivariate analysis the variables significantly associated with past abortion included less traditional attitudes about women's roles, higher gravidity, shorter periods of sexual activity, and a higher number of lifetime sexual partners. We conclude that use of abortion among Latinas is driven by role orientation and reproductive variables.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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    Luis H. Zayas

    2011-01-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. El terrorismo global y América Latina

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    Francisco ROJAS ARAVENA

    2009-11-01

    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.

  9. Anticipatory guidance preferences of Latina migrant farmworker mothers.

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    Kilanowski, Jill F

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to learn preferences of Latina migrant farmworker mothers regarding the presentation of health education materials by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of numerous mixed-media samples. 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. Mothers preferred comic book-style handouts, games, food replicas, text in English/Spanish, and digital video discs or digital versatile discs, but almost none of them had 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. The knowledge gained in this study will be used to customize health promotion interventions that are sensitive to migrant farmworker-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. Copyright © 2013 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. 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

  11. 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

    2015-01-01

    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.

  12. 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.

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

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    Cordero, Elizabeth D.

    2010-01-01

    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 < .01. Although both self-esteem and social support negatively correlated with thin-ideal internalization, only self-esteem accounted for a significant amount of variance. Results indicate that investigations of self-esteem as a protective factor against TII in Latina 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. The cultural context of obesity: exploring perceptions of obesity and weight loss among Latina immigrants.

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    Agne, April A; Daubert, Rebecca; Munoz, Maria L; Scarinci, Isabel; Cherrington, Andrea L

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    This study used focus group methodology to examine perceptions of obesity and weight management among Latina immigrant women in Alabama. Four focus groups (N = 25) were conducted in Spanish as part of a participatory intervention development process. Participants were obese/overweight Latina immigrant women (BMI > 25) primarily recruited from a community hospital. The majority of participants were from Mexico. Participants described obesity in the context of short-term effects such as physical symptoms and aesthetics. Perceived weight gain was related to lifestyle changes since moving to the US. Social isolation, depression, and stress were reported to contribute to weight gain. Participants expressed interest in weight loss but emphasized a desire for programs that preserve traditional foods and include family. Weight-management programs designed for Latina immigrants should address their perceptions of obesity. This data also suggests that those interventions that preserve culture and incorporate family may have increased community buy-in.

  15. 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.

  16. La América Latina y la economía mundial en el largo siglo XX.

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    José Antonio Ocampo

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo presenta las principales tendencias del desarrollo latinoamerica - no y sus re la cio nes con la eco no mía mun dial des de 1870. Con si de ra la de pen - dencia regional de las materias primas, su estrategia de industrialización, la incidencia de la inestabilidad de los flujos de capital y la política macroeconó mica como los factores fundamentales que ayudaron a moldear los rasgos centrales del desarrollo de la América Latina durante ese “largo siglo XX”. Explora también el papel que tuvieron los choques internacionales frente al pa pel de las ideas y las po lí ti cas en las dos tran si cio nes prin ci pa les que se ex - pe ri men ta ron du ran te el si glo. El aná li sis se di vi de en tres fa ses: la “era de las ex por ta cio nes”, en tre los de ce nios de 1870-1880 y los años 1920; la fase de “industrialización dirigida por el Estado” entre los decenios de 1930 y 1970, y el pe rio do más re cien te, al que se de no mi na como “el or den neo li be ral”.

  17. Literatura queer e latina nos Estados Unidos: a interseccionalidade entre etnia, gênero e sexualidade em dois contos

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    William Duarte Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo analisar de que maneira se dá a construção de personagens queer na literatura quando suas identidades são constituídas de maneira interseccional à identidade latina nos Estados Unidos. Para isso, foram selecionados dois contos da coletânea From macho to mariposa: new gay latino fiction (2011, organizada por Charles Rice-González e Charlie Vázquez. Verificou-se, assim, de que maneira a interseccionalidade étnica que compõe a identidade desses sujeitos, a saber, a ascendência latino-americana, afeta suas vivências enquanto sujeitos queer, além de discutir o modo pelo qual esses sujeitos, já segregados devido a questões étnicas e culturais, sofrem um novo processo de marginalização em função de sua expressão de gênero e/ou sexualidade.

  18. Novas tecnologias de intervenção na sexualidade: o panorama latino-americano

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    Fabíola Rohden

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca refletir sobre o desinteresse pela área que congrega estudos e intervenções clínicas sobre a sexualidade por parte dos estudiosos críticos da sexualidade como campo político na América Latina. Iniciamos com um panorama sobre as sexualidades e as políticas na América Latina e, em seguida, apresentamos um panorama histórico do campo da sexologia e da medicina sexual na região. Procuramos argumentar que considerar a medicalização da sexualidade apenas como uma forma da sua despolitização deixa de lado aspectos importantes do processo, em especial no que diz respeito à produção de novos sujeitos na esfera do consumo. Em nossas conclusões realizamos uma reflexão crítica acerca do crescente consumo de biotecnologias na esfera da sexualidade e das concepções que lhes são subjacentes, buscando ressaltar seu aspecto eminentemente político.

  19. 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,

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Adaptation of the U.S. Food Security Survey Module for Low-Income Pregnant Latinas: Qualitative Phase

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    Hromi-Fiedler, Amber; Bermúdez-Millán, Angela; Segura-Pérez, Sofia; Damio, Grace; Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael

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    The objectives of this study were to: 1) assessed the face validity of the 18-items US Household Food Security Scale Module (US HFSSM) among low-income pregnant Latinas and 2) adapt the US HFSSM to the target population. This study was conducted in the United States in Hartford, Connecticut where 40% of residents are of Latina descent. Three focus groups (N=14total) were held with pregnant and postpartum Latinas from April – June 2004 to assess the understanding and applicability (face validi...

  5. Economía, clases y gobiernos en América Latina

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    Full Text Available Resumo A validade de conceitos como Pos-liberalismo e "Consenso de mercadorias" é elucidada pela análise das mudanças na região. O capitalismo se espalhou na agricultura e mineração sublinhando a primazia das exportações básicas.A indústria tradicional retrocede frente fábricas exploradoras e aumenta a gravitação das remessas e do turismo.Estas tendências não foram alteradas pela crise global. A burguesia nacional foi substituída por mais capitalistas locais associados à empresas estrangeiras, enquanto o êxodo camponês consolidou a insegurança no trabalho, a pobreza e a desigualdade. Os Estados Unidos implementou tropas para reorganizar o seu domínio. Seus rivais europeus perdem terreno na área econômica e a China desafia nos negócios, mas não em uma preeminência político-militar. Com os projetos Tratado do Pacífico ressurgindo, governos de direita de livre comércio reaparecem. O NAFTA ilustra as consequências sociais de tais acordos, e da burguesia mexicana internacionaliza seus negócios. O Brasil lidera outro bloco com objetivos capitalistas mais autônomas de regionalismo. Ele age como um poder semi-periférico com atitudes ambivalentes em relação aos Estados Unidos. Estas vacilações têm levado à estagnação do MERCOSUL, apesar da nova intervenção geopolítica, como a Unasul e CELAC, patrocinada por presidentes de centro-esquerda. Argentina tem sido relegada e submetida a oscilações imprevisíveis. Palavras-Chave América Latina, crise, o neoliberalismo, reestruturação --- Resumen La validez de los conceptos Pos-liberalismo y “Consenso de commodities” se dilucida analizando las transformaciones de la región. El capitalismo se ha extendido en el agro y la minería acentuando la preeminencia de las exportaciones básicas. La industria tradicional retrocede frente a las maquilas y aumenta la gravitación de las remesas y el turismo. Estas tendencias no han sido modificadas por la crisis global

  6. "'Confianza' Is Where I Can Be Myself": Latina Mothers' Constructions of Community in Education Reform

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    Dyrness, Andrea

    2007-01-01

    This paper brings together ethnographic data and testimonies from a group of Latina mother activists with critical race theories, to challenge dominant views of home-school relations and re-envision the "homeplace" as a site of radical resistance (Hooks (1990) "Yearning: race, gender and cultural politics" (Boston, MA, South…

  7. 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…

  8. "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…

  9. Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América latina ...

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    In spite of the economic growth experienced in the region, this disparity has ... Book cover Los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales en América latina ... in Physicians for Human Rights (USA) and a professor at Harvard University.

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

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    Deere, Carmen Diana; León, Magdalena

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    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.

  11. Weaving Language and Culture: Latina Adolescent Writers in an After-School Writing Project

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    Garcia, Andrea; Gaddes, Amy

    2012-01-01

    A decade ago, the subtractive schooling of many Latino youth in the United States resulted in a devaluing of cultural identity and heritage as resources to support learning. Today, educators are urged to revalue cultural resources toward literacy development. This study explores the experiences of Latina adolescent students as writers during an…

  12. Career Development of Latinas in Mid-Level Community College Administration: A Phenomenological Approach

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    Gonzalez-De Jesus, Naydeen Tyffane

    2012-01-01

    Glass ceilings have been identified by scholars throughout the past 20 years as barriers to the upward career mobility of women and of people of color. There is an indication that glass ceiling barriers exist in the higher education sector. Latinas, as a subgroup of women of color, occupy many of the mid-level administrative positions in community…

  13. 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, &…

  14. Acculturation Dissonance, Acculturation Strategy, Depressive Symptoms, and Delinquency in Latina/o Adolescents

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    Frazer, Andrew L.; Rubens, Sonia; Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle; DiPierro, Moneika; Fite, Paula J.

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    Background: Two risk factors for negative outcomes in Latina/o youth are acculturation dissonance (i.e., discrepant family cultural orientations) and the endorsement of an assimilation strategy of acculturation (i.e., valuing dominant mainstream culture over culture of origin). Though these have been uniquely studied as risk factors for…

  15. 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…

  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. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Latina Adolescent Suicide Ideations and Attempts: Associations with Connectedness to Parents, Peers, and Teachers

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    De Luca, Susan M.; Wyman, Peter; Warren, Keith

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    Associations between suicidal behavior and social-ecological variables were examined among 1,618 Latina high school students (mean age = 15) from the nationally representative Add Health sample (68% were U.S.-born). Ideations were associated with having a suicidal friend, lower perceived father support, and overall parental caring. Attempts were…

  20. Ethnography in Charting Paths toward Personal and Social Liberation: Using My Latina Cultural Intuition

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    Drawing on a Chicana feminist epistemology, the author, a Latina immigrant, presents how she used her cultural intuition to engage in a two-year ethnography with Latino immigrant families. She argues that for her engaging in ethnography with her "own community" is an endeavor that calls to the fore her homegrown epistemologies and her…

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

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    Ana Echevarria

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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.

  2. Latina Daughters' Childbearing Attitudes: The Role of Maternal Expectations and Education Communication

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    Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Romo, Laura F.

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    Adolescent girls' and their mothers' expectations for their daughters' college attainment, mother-daughter communication about education, and daughters' early childbearing attitudes were examined in 146 U.S.-raised Latina girls (mean age = 14.4 years) and their mostly immigrant mothers. Through structural equation modeling, we…

  3. 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.

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

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    Browne, Irene, Ed.

    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…

  5. 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.

  6. Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Characteristics of Social Network Support for Exercise Among Latinas.

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    Soto, Sandra H; Arredondo, Elva M; Haughton, Jessica; Shakya, Holly

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    To examine the association between characteristics of social support for exercise and moderate-to-vigorous leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among Latinas. This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a cluster randomized controlled trial. The study was conducted in 16 churches located in San Diego County. Participants (N = 436) were Latinas between 18 and 65 years old who did not self-report >150 minutes or did not exceed 250 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous PA per week measured by accelerometer. Latinas listed up to 6 individuals who had provided support for exercise within the past 6 months, including their gender, relationship with the respondent, types of support provided, and respondent's satisfaction with support. Self-reported LTPA was dichotomized (none vs any). We generated dyads between Latinas who named ≥1 supporter (n = 323) and each supporter they named (n = 569 dyads). Logistic regression analyses were conducted using generalized estimating equations to adjust for multiple observations per participant. Having an exercise partner (odds ratio [OR]: 2.16; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.01-4.62), help with household duties (OR: 2.70; 95% CI: 1.35-3.38), being "very much" satisfied with support (OR: 2.33; 95% CI: 1.26-4.30), and naming >2 supporters (OR: 2.57; 95% CI: 1.06-6.25) was positively associated with LTPA. Findings suggest specific aspects of support for exercise that should be targeted in future interventions to promote LTPA.

  7. Bridge to Persistence: Interactions with Educators as Social Capital for Latina/o Engineering Majors

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    Dika, Sandra L.; Martin, Julie P.

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    This study employs the notion of bridging social capital to investigate the extent to which different forms and quantity of interactions with educators predict intentions to persist in engineering among a sample of Latina/o engineering majors from five public 4-year institutions in the United States. Different forms of capital were effective for…

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

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    Castañeda, Donna Marie

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    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%)…

  9. Sex in the New World: an empowerment model for HIV prevention in Latina immigrant women.

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    Gómez, C A; Hernández, M; Faigeles, B

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    In 1996, nearly 60% of U.S. AIDS cases among Latinas were attributed to unprotected sex with men. Economic disadvantage, language barriers, and strong cultural gender norms regarding sex exacerbate the risk for HIV infection among Latina immigrant women. Through a collaboration among scientists and providers, this study was designed to evaluate the impact of a multifaceted empowerment program for Latina immigrant women on HIV risk behaviors. Women (N = 74) were followed for the first 6 months of their participation and attended up to nine distinct types of activities (e.g., information meetings, friendship circles, and workshops). Although the program was not developed to specifically target HIV risk behaviors, women showed significant increases in sexual communication comfort, were less likely to maintain traditional sexual gender norms, and reported changes in decision-making power. Targeting broader sociocultural issues may increase the necessary skills for Latina women to prevent HIV infection from their sexual partners. Successful collaborations between scientists and providers are critical in developing effective, community-relevant interventions.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Empowering Chicana/o and Latina/o High School Students: A Guide for School Counselors

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    Padilla, Alejandro; Hipolito-Delgado, Carlos P.

    2016-01-01

    A qualitative research study was conducted with 15 school counselors to identify the strategies they used to empower Chicana/o and Latina/o high school students. The findings of this study revealed that participants facilitated student empowerment by developing personal relationships with students, involving alumni, building sociocultural…

  15. Empowering Chicana/o and Latina: A Framework for High School Counselors

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    Padilla, Alejandro

    2014-01-01

    Using Hipolito-Delgado and Lee's empowerment theory for the professional school counselor as a framework, this qualitative study explored the techniques employed by school counselors to facilitate the empowerment of Chicana/o and Latina/o students in large California urban high schools. The qualitative methodology included in-depth interviews…

  16. Latina Mothers' School Preparation Activities and Their Relation to Children's Literacy Skills

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    Durand, Tina M.

    2010-01-01

    Few studies have examined the link between children's early school achievement and parents' at-home practices exclusively among Latino groups. This study examined the relation between Latina mothers' reported at-home practices regarding school preparation and their children's literacy skills. Participants included 56 kindergarten children and…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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

    2016-04-01

    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.

  20. 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…

  1. Commentary: Latina Literacies in "Convivencia": Communal Spaces of Teaching and Learning

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    Villenas, Sofia A.

    2005-01-01

    Inspired by Delgado-Gaitan's work with Latina mothers' stories of transformation, this commentary engages scholarship on the communal "mujer-" or womanist-oriented spaces of teaching and learning. The author explores themes of "convivencia" (communalism) centered on faith, spirituality, and humor central to creating compassionate spaces of…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. Testing an Attachment Model of Latina/o College Students' Psychological Adjustment

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    Garriott, Patton O.; Love, Keisha M.; Tyler, Kenneth M.; Thomas, Deneia M.; Roan-Belle, Clarissa R.; Brown, Carrie L.

    2010-01-01

    The present study examined the influence of attachment relationships on the psychological adjustment of Latina/o university students (N = 80) attending predominantly White institutions of higher education. A path analysis conducted to test a hypothesized model of parent and peer attachment, self-esteem, and psychological distress indicated that…

  5. 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…

  6. Cultivating Campus Environments to Maximize Success among Latino and Latina College Students

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    Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Museus, Samuel D.; Vega, Blanca E.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter highlights the factors that hinder or contribute to the success of Latino and Latina students at predominantly White institutions. The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model is offered as a framework from which to create environments for Latino/a students to thrive in college.

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

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    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…

  10. Pedagogies from "Nepantla": "Testimonio," Chicana/Latina Feminisms and Teacher Education Classrooms

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    Prieto, Linda; Villenas, Sofia A.

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a process of testimonial co-creation between two teacher educators. We created "testimonios" in dialogue to examine who we are, how we "know," and how we teach as Chicana/Latina educators of prospective teachers in predominantly white institutions (PWIs). An active exploration of our lived experiences growing up as…

  11. "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…

  12. "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…

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

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    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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. A Latina/o Campus Community's Readiness to Address Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns

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    Rivera-Ramos, Zully A.; Oswald, Ramona F.; Buki, Lydia P.

    2015-01-01

    In response to the call for new and innovative methods of assessing campus climate (Worthington, 2008), the current study is the first to examine the readiness of a Latina/o campus community to address lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) concerns. Using the Community Readiness Model, data were collected through individual interviews with a total of…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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

  2. Living in/between Two Worlds: Narratives of Latina Cultural Brokers in Higher Education

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    Lando, Jennifer Rose

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this narrative study was to explore how Latina cultural brokers understand their role in translating and interpreting complex, adult situations for their families, called cultural brokering, and how that background shapes their collegiate experiences. While much of the higher education literature in recent years has focused on the…

  3. Etno-historia de la homosexualidad en américa latina.

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    La homosexualidad debe ser un desafío y no un tabú para la Ciencia. Es pues el objetivo de romper el silencio y tabú que rodea el amor entre personas del mismo sexo en nuestro continente, que he decidido tratar de la historia y la antropología de la homosexualidad en América Latina.

  4. Mammography and Pap test screening among low-income foreign-born Hispanic women in the USA Mamografia e teste Papanicolau em mulheres latinas de baixa renda nos Estados Unidos

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    Maria E. Fernandez

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    Full Text Available Little is known about the factors influencing screening among low-income Hispanic women particularly among recent immigrants. A sample of 148 low-income, low-literate, foreign-born Hispanic women residing in the Washington DC metropolitan area participated in the study. The mean age of the sample was 46.2 (SD = 11.5, 84% reported annual household incomesEste estudo determinou os fatores que influenciam a conduta de mulheres latinas de baixa renda nos EUA, em face do monitoramento pela mamografia (MM e por meio do teste de Papanicolau (TP, em uma amostra de 148 mulheres latinas, residentes na região metropolitana de Washington DC. A idade média na amostra foi de 46,2 anos (desvio padrão 11,5, e 84% relatavam renda familiar anual menor que quinze mil dólares. Todas as mulheres falavam espanhol e apresentavam níveis reduzidos de aculturação; 96% destas informavam ter realizado TP, mas 24% não relatavam adesão às normas recomendadas de rastreamento. Entre aquelas com quarenta anos ou mais, 62% haviam realizado MM, mas somente 33% de acordo com as normas de rotina. A freqüência de conceitos equivocados sobre o câncer neste grupo de mulheres foi maior que a observada para mulheres latinas em outros estudos. Modelos logísticos multivariados para variáveis correlacionadas à conduta no rastreamento pelo TP e MM indicam que fatores como o medo do teste, vergonha e desconhecimento tiveram influência. Concluiu-se que as mulheres nesse estudo apresentaram menor freqüência de rastreamento por MM que mulheres não latinas, além de apresentarem também níveis mais reduzidos de adesão às normas de rastreamento por TP e MM.

  5. Gendered racism and the sexual and reproductive health of Black and Latina Women.

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    Rosenthal, Lisa; Lobel, Marci

    2018-02-15

    To understand health disparities, it is important to use an intersectional framework that examines unique experiences of oppression faced by particular groups due to their intersecting identities and social positions linked to societal structures. We focus on Black and Latina women and their experiences with 'gendered racism' - unique forms of oppression due to the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender - to foster understanding of disparities between Black and Latina versus White women in sexual and reproductive health outcomes in the U.S. Specifically, we focus on stereotype-related gendered racism (ongoing discrimination and stereotype threat based on historically-rooted stereotypes about Black and Latina women's sexuality and motherhood) and birth control-related mistrust (ongoing mistrust of the government and medical system related to birth control due to historical and current abuses). We analyzed data from two survey studies with adult women in New York (Study 1: paper-and-pencil community data collection, N = 135, M age  = 43.35) and across the U.S. (Study 2: online data collection, N = 343, M age  = 29.49) who were currently pregnant or had at least one child and identified as Black, Latina, or White. Black and Latina women reported greater frequency of and concern over stereotype-related gendered racism (F(3,131) = 17.90, p stereotype-related gendered racism was positively associated with pregnancy-specific stress (ß = .40, p gendered racism may play an important role in existing racial/ethnic disparities in women's sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and interventions addressing gendered racism at multiple levels are needed to promote health equity.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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    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.

  8. Prenatal depression in Latinas in the U.S. and Mexico.

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    Lara, Ma Asunción; Le, Huynh-Nhu; Letechipia, Gabriela; Hochhausen, Laila

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    The study aimed to investigate the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their associated risk factors during pregnancy in Latinas in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico. The sample included 108 women in the U.S. whose data were obtained from medical chart reviews in a community clinic in Washington, D.C., and 117 women in Mexico who participated in face-to-face interviews in the waiting rooms of primary care community centers in Mexico City. Variables, chosen to match in both countries for comparisons, were: socio-demographics, pregnancy gestation and order, social support, depressive symptoms, personal history of depression, family psychiatric history, and suicidal thoughts. Depressive symptoms were measured using the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 32.4% for pregnant Latinas and 36.8% for Mexicans (CES-D > or = 16), and 15.7% and 23.9% (CES-D > or = 24), respectively, with no differences between groups. Separate multiple logistic regression analyses showed that for U.S. Latinas: (1) being more educated predicted depressive symptoms (CES-D > or = 16), and (2) second trimester, as compared to first, also predicted symptoms (CES-D > or /= 24). (3) History of suicidal thoughts predicted symptoms in Latinas in the U.S. (CES-D > or = 24) and in Mexico (using both definitions of high symptoms), and (4) living with a partner but not formally married and multi-parous condition predicted symptoms (CES-D > or /= 24) among pregnant Mexicans. A high prevalence of depressive symptoms and significant risk factors during pregnancy were found in Latinas in U.S. and Mexico, suggesting increased risk for postpartum major depression. Implications for screening and interventions are discussed.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Imagen. Diseño gráfico e industrial de América Latina

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    Full Text Available Extractamos las conclusiones y recomendaciones del Encuentro sobre Diseño Gráfico e Industrial de América Latina organizado por el Centro Imagen Latinoamericana, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1986.

  13. Los Derechos Humanos en América Latina

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    Jovanny Boss Agudelo

    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

  14. Informe sobre la violencia en América Latina

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    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.

  15. O cenário moderno de São Paulo e Buenos Aires na história e na historiografia latino americana

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    Ricardo Marchesini Galvão

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available A formação da história urbana na América Latina recebeu contribuições das mais diversas origens com o passar do tempo, respondendo tanto a condicionantes externas a seus limites – quando se relaciona aos movimentos geralmente iniciados na Europa ou, mais recentemente, nos Estados Unidos – como a fatores internos, que vão desde a estrutura herdada do período pré-colombiano até as narrativas contemporâneas que tentam se desvincular de uma história oficial, rompendo com a noção de influência e buscando uma história própria. Este trabalho analisa três obras situadas em diferentes tempos e espaços, representando distintos modos de pensar a história urbana na América Latina, o que permite uma visão plural dos acontecimentos históricos que passam a ser ressignificados após uma nova visão de conjunto.

  16. Gravidez na adolescência: tendência na produção científica de enfermagem Embarazo en la adolescencia: tendencia en la producción científica de enfermería Pregnancy in adolescence: tendencies in the cientific production of nursing

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    A gravidez em adolescentes tem implicações biológica, psicológica, social, econômica e cultural. O estudo exploratório, descritivo e bibliográfico objetivou identificar as concepções da gravidez na adolescência, sujeito, vulnerabilidade e gênero, presentes na produção científica de Enfermagem. Foram selecionados intencionalmente quatro periódicos brasileiros e dois da América Latina indexados de 2002 a 2006 na Scientific Electronic Library. Dos 1.472 artigos identificados, 43 tinham como temá...

  17. O intelectual educador Manoel Bomfim e a interpretação do Brasil e da América Latina

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    Sônia Camara

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo historicizar na produção intelectual do educador Manoel Bomfim (1868-1932, o livro A América Latina: males de origem, publicado em 1905, identificando as suas contribuições teóricas e interpretações acerca dos fatores socioculturais que ajudavam a explicar a sociedade brasileira. No contrapelo com as concepções racistas dominantes à época, Manoel Bomfim defendia que os males que nos afligiam não eram reflexos de nossa composição étnica, climática ou de uma suposta inferioridade racial. Para o Brasil se tornar um país democrático e progressista era necessário investir na educação, desmitificando os ideais darwinistas de seleção natural e de superioridade da raça presentes entre os intelectuais contemporâneos. Interessa-nos pensar o livro e as ideias desse educador que, comprometido com um projeto civilizador para o Brasil, não descuidou de pensar os males que assolavam o país no período da Belle Époque tropical de 1898 a 1914.

  18. El agua en América Latina

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    Ángel Wilfrido Yánez-Yánez

    2016-11-01

    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

  19. Sur o no Sur: a construção transnacional da América Latina desde as migrações e os usos sociais da internet

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    Liliane Dutra Brignol

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    O objetivo do artigo é explorar as narrativas identitárias em torno da América Latina construídas a partir da experiência de deslocamento de migrantes latino-americanos residentes em Barcelona, Espanha, e Porto Alegre, Brasil. Buscamos entender como  modos plurais de experimentar a identidade latino-americana pelos migrantes permitem observar implicações nos usos sociais da internet. Na investigação empírica, a partir de uma perspectiva etnográfica, percebemos que parte da vivência da latino-americanidade relacionada aos usos da internet se dá pelo consumo e produção cultural. A diversidade de sites propostos com referência às identidades nacionais e à América Latina também pode ser entendida como manifestação de um sentido de latino-americanidade percebido como vivência transnacional.

  20. Segurança e “guerra ao terror”:um balanço da literatura contemporânea sobre a América Latina após 11 de setembro

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    Marcelo da Silveira Campos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é revisar e sistematizar parte da bibliografia acadêmica anglo-saxã sobre segurança pública e como esta literatura pensa o papel dos EUA na América Latina, no cenário pós 11 de setembro. A conversão da "guerra ao terror" em eixo programático e estruturante das relações bilaterais estabelecidas pelos EUA com os outros países trouxeram modificações no plano da formulação e implementação das políticas de segurança em diversos países do globo. Essas modificações influenciaram a formulação e o modelo das políticas públicas de segurança – sejam as políticas internas adotadas para a sociedade norte-americana, sejam as políticas de segurança dos países que se relacionam (e dos que não se relacionam com o governo estadunidense. Esta revisão, portanto, analisa os textos produzidos entre os anos de 2001-2010 sobre a temática da assim chamada "guerra ao terror" e América Latina.

  1. Uma experiência de aplicação da teoria dialógica no ensino-aprendizagem de língua latina em um curso de Letras

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa aplicada da teoria dialógica para a inovação/atualização do ensino-aprendizagem de língua latina, realizada no período letivo 2015.1, com quatro turmas do curso de Letras da Universidade Regional do Cariri, Ceará. O plano metodológico segue a orientação dialógica de estudo da língua ancorado na sua realidade de uso, isto é, a partir de enunciados concretos considerados em sua inserção histórica, ideológica e sociocultural. Os resultados obtidos demonstram que a teoria dialógica representa, sim, uma alternativa teórico-metodológica exequível, cuja aplicação promove ganhos heurísticos para a inovação e/ou atualização do ensino-aprendizagem de língua latina, sobretudo, em termos de aumento de interesse dos estudantes e da própria compreensão deles acerca da finalidade do estudo do latim.

  2. 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.

  3. Are suicide attempts by young Latinas a cultural idiom of distress?

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    Zayas, Luis H; Gulbas, Lauren E

    2012-11-01

    The high rates of suicide attempts among adolescent Hispanic females in the United States have been well established by epidemiological and clinical studies. In this paper, we review the research history of Latina suicide attempts and their characteristics. Then we apply multi-faceted conceptual and empirical criteria found in the anthropological and psychiatric literature about cultural idioms of distress to the suicide attempts of young Latinas. We contrast the suicide-attempt phenomenon to the well-known ataque de nervios and propose that the phenomenon may reflect a developmental or cultural variant of the ataque. The attempt-as-idiom proposition is intended to invite discussion that can deepen our understanding of the cultural roots of the suicide attempts and their possible designation as cultural idiom. Establishing the meaning of suicide attempts within a cultural perspective can assist psychological and psychiatric research and clinical interventions.

  4. Intersectionality at Work: Determinants of Labor Supply among Immigrant Latinas1

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    Flippen, Chenoa

    2015-01-01

    This article borrows from the intersectionality literature to investigate how legal status, labor market position, and family characteristics structure the labor supply of immigrant Latinas in Durham, NC, a new immigrant destination. The analysis takes a broad view of labor force participation, analyzing the predictors of whether or not women work; whether and how the barriers to work vary across occupations; and variation in hours and weeks worked among the employed. I also explicitly investigate the extent to which family constraints interact with other social characteristics, especially legal status, in shaping women’s labor market position. Results highlight that immigrant Latinas experience multiple, interrelated constraints on employment owing to their position as low-skill workers in a labor market highly segregated by gender and nativity, to their status as members of a largely undocumented population, and as wives and mothers in an environment characterized by significant work-family conflict. PMID:26843783

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

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    Margarita Machado-Casas

    2013-12-01

    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.

  6. Are suicide attempts by young Latinas a cultural idiom of distress?

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    Zayas, Luis H.; Gulbas, Lauren E.

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    The high rates of suicide attempts among adolescent Hispanic females in the United States have been well established by epidemiological and clinical studies. In this paper, we review the research history of Latina suicide attempts and their characteristics. Then we apply multifaceted conceptual and empirical criteria found in the anthropological and psychiatric literature about cultural idioms of distress to the suicide attempts of young Latinas. We contrast the suicide-attempt phenomenon to the well-known ataque de nervios and propose that the phenomenon may reflect a developmental or cultural variant of the ataque. The attempt-as-idiom proposition is intended to invite discussion that can deepen our understanding of the cultural roots of the suicide attempts and their possible designation as cultural idiom. Establishing the meaning of suicide attempts within a cultural perspective can assist psychological and psychiatric research and clinical interventions. PMID:23075802

  7. La vulnerabilidad fiscal del gasto social: ¿Es Diferente América Latina?

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    Eduardo Lora

    2007-01-01

    Se utiliza un panel desbalanceado de medio centenar de países para el período 1985-2003 con el objeto de evaluar la vulnerabilidad del gasto público social (en educación y salud) frente a las variables fiscales corrientes y la deuda pública en América Latina en comparación con el resto del mundo en desarrollo. El gasto social es significativamente más bajo en América Latina (aunque absorbe una proporción mayor del gasto primario) y es más vulnerable frente a mayores pagos de intereses de la d...

  8. Latina Workers in North Carolina: Work Organization, Domestic Responsibilities, Health, and Family Life.

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    Rodriguez, Guadalupe; Trejo, Grisel; Schiemann, Elizabeth; Quandt, Sara A; Daniel, Stephanie S; Sandberg, Joanne C; Arcury, Thomas A

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    This analysis describes the work organization and domestic work experienced by migrant Latinas, and explores the linkage between work and health. Twenty Latina workers in North Carolina with at least one child under age 12 completed in-depth interviews focused on their work organization, domestic responsibilities, work-family conflict, health, and family health. Using a systematic qualitative analysis, these women described a demanding work organization that is contingent and exploitative, with little control or support. They also described demanding domestic roles, with gendered and unequal division of household work. The resulting work-family conflict affects their mental and physical health, and has negative effects on the care and health of their families. The findings from this study highlight that work stressors from an unfavorable work organization create work-family conflict, and that work-family conflict in this population has a negative influence on workers' health and health behaviors.

  9. Methods for the cultural adaptation of a diabetes lifestyle intervention for Latinas: an illustrative project.

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    Osuna, Diego; Barrera, Manuel; Strycker, Lisa A; Toobert, Deborah J; Glasgow, Russell E; Geno, Cristy R; Almeida, Fabio; Perdomo, Malena; King, Diane; Doty, Alyssa Tinley

    2011-05-01

    Because Latinas experience a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and its complications, there is an urgent need to reach them with interventions that promote healthful lifestyles. This article illustrates a sequential approach that took an effective multiple-risk-factor behavior-change program and adapted it for Latinas with type 2 diabetes. Adaptation stages include (a) information gathering from literature and focus groups, (b) preliminary adaptation design, and (c) preliminary adaptation test. In this third stage, a pilot study finds that participants were highly satisfied with the intervention and showed improvement across diverse outcomes. Key implications for applications include the importance of a model for guiding cultural adaptations, and the value of procedures for obtaining continuous feedback from staff and participants during the preliminary adaptation test.

  10. Recruitment of black and Latina women to a randomized controlled trial.

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    Martin, Anika; Negron, Rennie; Balbierz, Amy; Bickell, Nina; Howell, Elizabeth A

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    Minority women are often not adequately represented in randomized controlled trials, limiting the generalizability of research trial results. We implemented a recruitment strategy for a postpartum depression prevention trial that utilized patient feedback to identify and understand the recruitment barriers of black and Latina postpartum women. Feedback on patients' reasons for trial refusal informed adaptations to the recruitment process. We calculated weekly recruitment rates and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data from patient refusals. Of the 668 women who were approached and completed the consent process, 540 enrolled in the trial and 128 declined participation. Over 52-weeks of recruitment, refusal rates decreased from 40% to 19%. A taxonomy of eight reasons for refusal derived from patient responses identified barriers to recruitment and generated targeted revisions to the recruitment message. A recruitment strategy designed to incorporate and respond to patient feedback improved recruitment of Black and Latina women to a clinical trial.

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

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    Luis F. López-Calva

    2014-01-01

    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.

  12. 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...... análisis de los actores sociales, étnicos políticos, en sus discursos y acciones en esta última década en cuyo momento final irrumpe la crisis financiera internacional que en deferentes modos e intensidades influye los países de América Latina. Palabras claves: globalización, modernidad, modernizaciones...

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

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    Terri L. Rodriguez

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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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

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

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

    2016-06-01

    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.

  17. 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)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. O pict?rico na poesia cabo-verdiana: dos claridosos a Kiki Lima

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    A rela??o entre literatura e pintura vem instigando fil?sofos desde a antiguidade greco-latina. Atualmente desenvolvem-se novos ramos na Semiotiko com esse prop?sito. Esta pesquisa se baseia sobre a teoria semi?tica de Jean-Marie Floch ou, mais precisamente, sobre a adapta??o da teoria deste ? cultura brasileira feita por Antonio Vicente Pietroforte. Para objeto de pesquisa escolheu-se a pintura e a poesia de Cabo Verde, objetivando-se esclarecer a seguinte quest?o: A obra pict...

  1. Associations Between Postpartum Depression, Breastfeeding, and Oxytocin Levels in Latina Mothers.

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    Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz; McKenney, Kathryn; Di Florio, Arianna; Meltzer-Brody, Samantha

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    Postpartum depression (PPD), often comorbid with anxiety, is the leading medical complication among new mothers. Latinas have elevated risk of PPD, which has been associated with early breastfeeding cessation. Lower plasma oxytocin (OT) levels have also been associated with PPD in non-Latinas. This pilot study explores associations between PPD, anxiety, breastfeeding, and OT in Latinas. Thirty-four Latinas were enrolled during their third trimester of pregnancy and followed through 8 weeks postpartum. Demographic data were collected at enrollment. Depression was assessed using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at each time point (third trimester of pregnancy, 4 and 8 weeks postpartum). The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was administered postpartum and EPDS anxiety subscale was used to assess anxiety at each time point. Breastfeeding status was assessed at 4 and 8 weeks postpartum. At 8 weeks, OT was collected before, during, and after a 10-minute breast/bottle feeding session from 28 women who completed the procedures. Descriptive statistics are provided and comparisons by mood and breastfeeding status were conducted. Analyses of variance were used to explore associations between PPD, anxiety, breastfeeding status, and OT. Just under one-third of women were depressed at enrollment. Prenatal depression, PPD, and anxiety were significantly associated with early breastfeeding cessation (i.e., stopped breastfeeding before 2 months) (p < 0.05). There was a significant interaction between early breastfeeding cessation and depression status on OT at 8 weeks postpartum (p < 0.05). Lower levels of OT were observed in women who had PPD at 8 weeks and who had stopped breastfeeding their infant by 8 weeks postpartum. Future studies should investigate the short- and long-term effects of lower OT levels and early breastfeeding cessation on maternal and child well-being.

  2. Luces y sombras de la calidad de la democracia en América Latina

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    Manuel Alcántara Sáez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza el concepto de calidad de la democracia, contemplando la aplicación de distintos índices a la realidad política de los países de América Latina; a saber: Freedom House, IDD (Fundación Konrad Adenauer, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU y el elaborado por Levine y Molina.

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

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    Ellen Greer

    2013-04-01

    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.

  4. The Characteristics and Experiences of Successful Undergraduate Latina Students Who Persist in Engineering

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    Females and underrepresented ethnic minorities earn a small percentage of engineering and computer science bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States, earn an even smaller proportion of master's and doctoral degrees, and are underrepresented in the engineering workforce (Engineering Workforce Commission, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2012; United States Department of Education, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2009a; United States Department of Education, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2009b). Considerable research has examined the perceptions, culture, curriculum, and pedagogy in engineering that inhibits the achievement of women and underrepresented ethnic minorities. This action research study used a qualitative approach to examine the characteristics and experiences of Latina students who pursued a bachelor's degree in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) as part of the 2008 first-time full-time freshman cohort. The researcher conducted two semi-structured individual interviews with seven undergraduate Latina students who successfully persisted to their fourth (senior) year in engineering. The researcher aimed to understand what characteristics made these students successful and how their experiences affected their persistence in an engineering major. The data collected showed that the Latina participants were motivated to persist in their engineering degree program due to their parents' expectations for success and high academic achievement; their desire to overcome the discrimination, stereotyping, and naysayers that they encountered; and their aspiration to become a role model for their family and other students interested in pursuing engineering. From the data collected, the researcher provided suggestions to implement and adapt educational activities and support systems within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to improve the retention and graduation rates

  5. Acculturation, Familism and Mother-Daughter Relations Among Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Adolescent Latinas

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    Zayas, Luis H.; Bright, Charlotte L.; Álvarez-Sánchez, Thyria; Cabassa, Leopoldo J.

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    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 significantly less mutuality and communication with their mothers than non-attempters. Mothers of attempters reported lower mutuality and communication with t...

  6. Posibilidades de crecimiento del Islam en América Latina: oportunidades y dificultades

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    Este trabajo elabora un diagnóstico de las posibilidades de crecimiento del Islam en América Latina, considerando las oportunidades y dificultades para su expansión y crecimiento. En este sentido, se analiza como oportunidades de crecimiento la búsqueda de nuevas identidades, las difíciles condiciones sociales latinoamericanas, el paralelismo entre el Islam y elmarxismo y el apoyo financiero proveniente de naciones islámicas. Como dificultades se analiza la rigidez cultural ...

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

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    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. Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening among Latinas in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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    Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports (0704-0188), 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202- 4302...have the disease.3,5 Latina perceptions of heredity and vulnerability have operated within a framework of uneven and delayed screening encompassing...levels of awareness of these tests across racial and ethnic groups. According to the 2000 National Health Interview Survey ( NHIS ), 49.9% of non-Hispanic

  9. Qualitative Study of First-Generation Latinas: Understanding Motivation for Choosing and Persisting in Engineering

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    Verdin, Dina; Godwin, Allison F; Morazes, Jennifer

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    Latina undergraduates pursuing an engineering degree continue to be an underrepresented group at four-year universities. Compared to their male counterparts, fewer women enter the field of engineering; however, of those Latino/as who do matriculate, they have the same likelihood of persisting as their White counterparts. Furthermore, a dearth of underrepresented students such as Latino/as and first-generation college students enter or remain in the field of engineering. The need for increased...

  10. An Investigation Into the Social Context of Low-Income, Urban Black and Latina Women

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    Shelton, Rachel C.; Goldman, Roberta E.; Emmons, Karen M.; Sorensen, Glorian; Allen, Jennifer D.

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    Understanding factors that promote or prevent adherence to recommended health behaviors is essential for developing effective health programs, particularly among lower-income populations who carry a disproportionate burden of disease. We conducted in-depth qualitative interviews (n=64) with low-income Black and Latina women who shared the experience of requiring diagnostic follow-up after having an abnormal screening mammogram. In addition to holding negative and fatalistic cancer-related bel...

  11. Dimensions of religiousness and cancer screening behaviors among church-going Latinas.

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    Allen, Jennifer D; Pérez, John E; Pischke, Claudia R; Tom, Laura S; Juarez, Alan; Ospino, Hosffman; Gonzalez-Suarez, Elizabeth

    2014-02-01

    Churches are a promising setting through which to reach Latinas with cancer control efforts. A better understanding of the dimensions of religiousness that impact health behaviors could inform efforts to tailor cancer control programs for this setting. The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between dimensions of religiousness with adherence to cancer screening recommendations among church-going Latinas. Female Spanish-speaking members, aged 18 and older from a Baptist church in Boston, Massachusetts (N = 78), were interviewed about cancer screening behaviors and dimensions of religiousness. We examined adherence to individual cancer screening tests (mammography, Pap test, and colonoscopy), as well as adherence to all screening tests for which participants were age-eligible. Dimensions of religiousness assessed included church participation, religious support, active and passive spiritual health locus of control, and positive and negative religious coping. Results showed that roughly half (46 %) of the sample had not received all of the cancer screening tests for which they were age-eligible. In multivariate analyses, positive religious coping was significantly associated with adherence to all age-appropriate screening (OR = 5.30, p religious coping could increase the impact of cancer control interventions for Latinas.

  12. Exploring the role of religiosity and spirituality in amniocentesis decision-making among Latinas.

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    Seth, Sarah Guerra; Goka, Thomas; Harbison, Andrea; Hollier, Lisa; Peterson, Susan; Ramondetta, Lois; Noblin, Sarah Jane

    2011-12-01

    Given the complex array of emotional and medical issues that may arise when making a decision about amniocentesis, women may find that their spiritual and/or religious beliefs can comfort and assist their decision-making process. Prior research has suggested that Latinas' spiritual and/or religious beliefs directly influence their amniocentesis decision. A more intimate look into whether Latinas utilize their beliefs during amniocentesis decision-making may provide an opportunity to better understand their experience. The overall goal of this study was to describe the role structured religion and spirituality plays in Latinas' daily lives and to evaluate how religiosity and spirituality influences health care decisions, specifically in prenatal diagnosis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven women who were invited to describe their religious beliefs and thoughts while considering the option of amniocentesis. All participants acknowledged the influence of religious and/or spiritual beliefs in their everyday lives. Although the women sought comfort and found validation in their beliefs and in their faith in God's will during their amniocentesis decision-making process, results suggest the risk of procedure-related complications played more of a concrete role than their beliefs.

  13. 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.

  14. Bodily aesthetic ideals among Latinas with type 2 diabetes: implications for treatment adherence, access, and outcomes.

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    Weitzman, Patricia Flynn; Caballero, A Enrique; Millan-Ferro, Andreina; Becker, Anne E; Levkoff, Sue E

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine how attitudes and practices related to bodily aesthetic ideals and self-care might inform the engagement of Latinas with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Focus groups were used to collect qualitative data concerning bodily aesthetic ideals and diabetes management, including help-seeking experiences, from Latina women with T2DM (n = 29) receiving care through Latino Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Focus groups were conducted in Spanish, audiotaped, transcribed, and content analyzed. Four main themes emerged: (1) a preference among participants for a larger than average body size, although perceptions of attractiveness were more closely linked to grooming than body size; bodily dissatisfaction centered on diabetes-induced skin changes, virilization, and fatigue rather than weight; (2) diabetic complications, especially foot pain, as a major obstacle to exercise; (3) fatalistic attitudes regarding the inevitability of diabetes and reversal of its complications; and (4) social burdens, isolation, and financial stressors as contributing to disease exacerbation. Interventions that emphasize reduced body size may be less effective with Latinas who have T2DM than those that emphasize the benefits of exercise and weight loss for skin health, energy levels, and reduced virilization.

  15. 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

    2011-05-01

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Breast cancer genetic testing awareness, attitudes and intentions of Latinas living along the US-Mexico border: a qualitative study.

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    Chalela, Patricia; Pagán, José A; Su, Dejun; Muñoz, Edgar; Ramirez, Amelie G

    2012-01-01

    Genetic testing for breast cancer may facilitate better-informed decisions regarding cancer prevention, risk reduction, more effective early detection, and better determination of risk for family members. Despite these potential benefits, significant portions of the US population-particularly Latinas-lack awareness of genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility. Among women who are tested, less than 4% are Latina. To uncover reasons for Latinas' low participation, this study explores awareness, attitudes and behavioral intentions to undergo genetic testing among average-risk Latinas along the Texas-Mexico border. Eight focus groups were conducted with 58 Latinas aged 19-69 living in Hidalgo County, a largely Latino region of South Texas. Focus group discussions were digitally recorded, transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis to assess, categorize and interpret them. Two experienced study team members analyzed transcripts to identify major concepts grouped into theme categories. Participants mostly had less than a high-school education (43%), spoke primarily Spanish (52%), were of Mexican-American origin (90%) and had a family income of $30,000 or less (75%). Focus groups found that most participants had positive attitudes and strong interest in genetic testing, yet lacked general awareness and knowledge about genetic testing, its risks, benefits, and limitations. Participants also identified several key cultural-based influencers, such as family, religious beliefs and fear of testing. The delivery of culturally adapted risk information is needed to increase and ensure Latinas' understanding of breast cancer genetic testing during their decision-making processes. Key Latino values-religiosity, importance of family and the influential role of health care providers in health decisions-should also be considered when designing interventions targeting this specific group. Further research is needed to identify effective ways to communicate

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

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    Carlos Alberto Téllez Valencia

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    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

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

    2015-01-01

    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…

  5. Narratives Lost in the Box: The Trichotomy of Latina Student Identity Transition Stages Due to Mass Media and On-Campus Stereotyping

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    Martinez-Vogt, Emily

    2017-01-01

    This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…

  6. In the Eye of the Perfect Storm: The Convergence of Policy and Latina/o Trends in Access and Financial Concerns, 1975-2008

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    Santos, José L.; Sáenz, Victor B.

    2014-01-01

    The authors paint a national portrait of Latina/o trends over more than 30 years in terms of demographic and financial concerns that pertain to access at 4-year institutions. Using a multiple policy streams framework, the authors contend that growing numbers of Latina/os are in the eye of the perfect storm in a global economy that calls for more…

  7. Načrtovan porod na domu

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    Todorović, Tamara; Takač, Iztok

    2017-01-01

    Izhodišča: Porod na domu je sicer star toliko kot človeštvo, pa vendar v veliki večini srednje in visoko razvitih držav prevladuje mnenje, da so zaradi nepredvidljivosti zapletov porodnišnice najbolj varno okolje za rojevanje. Kljub temu obstaja peščica držav, v katerih je porod na domu integriran v sistem zdravstvenega varstva (npr. Nizozemska, Velika Britanija, Kanada). Pri porodih na domu ločimo nenačrtovane in načrtovane porode na domu, slednje pa lahko nadalje razdelimo še na porode s sp...

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. Adaptation of the U.S. Food Security Survey Module for Low-Income Pregnant Latinas: Qualitative Phase.

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    Hromi-Fiedler, Amber; Bermúdez-Millán, Angela; Segura-Pérez, Sofia; Damio, Grace; Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to: 1) assessed the face validity of the 18-items US Household Food Security Scale Module (US HFSSM) among low-income pregnant Latinas and 2) adapt the US HFSSM to the target population. This study was conducted in the United States in Hartford, Connecticut where 40% of residents are of Latina descent. Three focus groups (N=14(total)) were held with pregnant and postpartum Latinas from April - June 2004 to assess the understanding and applicability (face validity) of the US HFSSM as well as adapt the US HFSSM based on their recommendations. This was followed by pre-testing (N=7) to make final adaptations to the US HFSSM. Overall, the items in the US HFSSM were clear and understandable to participants, but some questions sounded repetitive to them. Participants felt the questions were applicable to other pregnant Latinas in their community and shared food security related experiences and strategies. Participants recommendations led to key adaptations to the US HFSSM including reducing the scale to 15-items, wording statements as questions, including two time periods, replacing the term "balanced meals" with "healthy and varied", replacing the term "low cost foods" with "cheap foods" and including a definition of the term, and including a coping mechanism of avoiding running out of food. The adapted US HFSSM was found to have good face validity among pregnant Latinas and can be used to assess food insecurity among this vulnerable population.

  11. A APLICAÇÃO DO CONCEITO DE POPULISMO À AMÉRICA LATINA: pela necessidade de classificar, e não desqualificar

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    João Carlos Amoroso Botelho

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Desde que autores como Germani (1962, Di Tella (1969 e Ianni (1975 aplicaram a noção de populismo à América Latina, muito se escreveu sobre o tema. O conceito se estirou tanto que tem servido para definir políticos os mais díspares. Com a ausência das condições socioeconômicas descritas pelas formulações clássicas, a estratégia adotada é limitar a categoria à dimensão política. Esse procedimento, porém, não é capaz de descrever atributos exclusivos suficientes para que o populismo seja um fenômeno específico. Ao mesmo tempo, o conceito está tão enraizado que não é viável abandoná-lo. A solução proposta é avaliar em quais características um político se aproxima e se afasta dos casos paradigmáticos do passado. Assim, ele pode ser populista em certos aspectos e não em outros. Com esse procedimento, se chega a uma classificação, em que um líder apresente mais ou menos atributos descritos pelas definições clássicas, eliminando a necessidade de reformulação constante do conceito para adaptá-lo a novas circunstâncias. Também haveria menos espaço a que o rótulo de populista continuasse servindo para desqualificar políticos latino-americanos. O artigo aborda definições clássicas e recentes aplicadas à América Latina e avalia a viabilidade empírica da estratégia de se concentrar na dimensão política. --- LA APLICACIÓN DEL CONCEPTO DE POPULISMO AMÉRICA LATINA: la necesidad de clasificar, y no descalificar   Desde que autores como Germani (1962, Di Tella (1969 y Ianni (1975 aplicaron la noción de populismo a la América Latina, mucho se ha escrito sobre el tema. El concepto se ha estirado tanto que ha definido políticos muy dispares. Con la ausencia de las condiciones socioeconómicas descritas por las formulaciones clásicas, la estrategia adoptada es concentrarse en la dimensión política. Ese procedimiento, sin embargo, no es capaz de describir atributos exclusivos suficientes para que el

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  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. Relaci?n entre el consumo de bebidas azucaradas e indicadores de adiposidad en ni?os y adolescentes de Bogot?: estudio FUPRECOL 2014

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    Ruiz Castellanos, Erika Johana; Mart?nez Torres, Javier

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    Antecedentes: El consumo de bebidas azucaradas es un tema de salud p?blica por los efectos negativos sobre el riesgo de sobrepeso y obesidad en ni?os y adolescentes. En Am?rica Latina, se ha aumentado el consumo de estas bebidas en las ?ltimas d?cadas. En Colombia, el mayor consumo de bebidas azucaradas se observa en las personas 9-30 a?os. Objetivo: Determinar la relaci?n entre el consumo de bebidas azucaradas e indicadores de adiposidad en ni?os y adolescentes escolares participantes de...

  17. '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.

  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. EL PROFESOR UNIVERSITARIO DE AMÉRICA LATINA: HACIA UNA RESPONSABILIDAD ÉTICA, CIENTÍFICA y SOCIAL

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    Diana Soto Arango

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    El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la responsabilidad ética-científico-social del profesor universitario en América Latina desde su ejercicio docente en una institución como es la universidad que presenta cambios estructurales en el siglo XXI. Se aborda la investigación desde la pregunta ¿si la universidad en América Latina ha formado su cuerpo docente con capacidad profesional de liderar la transformación cultural- educativa, y de liderar los cambios científicos-tecnológicos-sociales de...

  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. The Oppression of Latina Mothers: Experiences of Exploitation, Violence, Marginalization, Cultural Imperialism, and Powerlessness in Their Everyday Lives.

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    Ayón, Cecilia; Messing, Jill T; Gurrola, Maria; Valencia-Garcia, Dellanira

    2018-06-01

    Despite Latinos being the largest growing population in the United States, research has not examined the impact of social structures on the well-being of Latina immigrants; negative social discourse and restrictive laws exacerbate inequality and discrimination in this population. Through combined inductive/deductive analysis of in-depth semistructured interviews, we examined immigrant Mexican mothers' ( N = 32) descriptions of oppression in the United States. All five forms of oppression, described in Young's oppression framework are evident: exploitation, violence, marginalization, cultural imperialism, and powerlessness. Discrimination places a high burden on Latinas due to the intersection of forms of oppression and nondominant identities.

  2. A América Latina nos modelos geopolíticos modernos: da marginalização à preocupação com sua autonomia

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    Heriberto Cairo

    Full Text Available Este artigo procura entender as transformações nas formas de inserção da América Latina no contexto de eras geopolíticas, buscando explicitar suas causas e, sobretudo, suas conseqüências, no contexto da nova geopolítica contemporânea, em que a região se desloca de uma posição marginal ou passiva para assumir contornos próprios de autonomia, às vezes marcados como zonas de perigo. A análise ultrapassa a simples posição da região na geopolítica Ocidental e baseia-se num exercício de uma geopolítica do conhecimento. Para tanto, o autor resgata as principais contribuições da literatura sobre processos de continuidade de ordens geopolíticas permeadas de mutações, identificando as sucessivas eras geopolíticas de John Agnew que, grosso modo, se correlacionam com as ordens geopolíticas existentes: a geopolítica naturalizadora, do início do século XX; a era pós Segunda Guerra Mundial, da geopolítica ideológica; e a formação de uma nova era geopolítica com o fim da Guerra Fria.

  3. 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

    2016-05-01

    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. 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. 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. 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. Results highlight the role of discrimination in perpetuating weight-related health disparities and suggest opportunities for improving health outcomes among young pregnant women. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Democracia y participación en América Latina

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    Gustavo Ernesto Emmerich

    2000-01-01

    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.

  5. 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

    2018-10-01

    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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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

  8. STEMujeres: A case study of the life stories of first-generation Latina engineers and scientists

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    Vielma, Karina I.

    Research points to the many obstacles that first-generation, Latina students face when attempting to enter fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM. This qualitative, case study examined the personal and educational experiences of first-generation Latina women who successfully navigated the STEM educational pipeline earning bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in various fields of engineering. Three research questions guided the study: (1) How does a first-generation Latina engineer and scientist describe her life experiences as she became interested in STEM? (2) How does she describe her educational experiences as she navigated the educational pipeline in the physics, mathematics, and/or engineering field(s)? (3) How did she respond to challenges, obstacles and microaggressions, if any, while navigating the STEM educational pipeline? The study was designed using a combination of Critical Race Theory frameworks---Chicana feminist theory and racial microaggressions. Through a life history case study approach, the women shared their stories of success. With the participants' help, influential persons in their educational paths were identified and interviewed. Data were analyzed using crystallization and thematic results indicated that all women in this study identified their parents as planting the seed of interest through the introduction of mathematics. The women unknowingly prepared to enter the STEM fields by taking math and science coursework. They were guided to apply to STEM universities and academic programs by others who knew about their interest in math and science including teachers, counselors, and level-up peers---students close in age who were just a step more advanced in the educational pipeline. The women also drew from previous familial struggles to guide their perseverance and motivation toward educational degree completion. The lives of the women where complex and intersected with various forms of racism including

  9. 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

  10. Acculturation, acculturative stressors, and family relationships among Latina/o immigrants.

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    Bostean, Georgiana; Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    2018-01-01

    Family relationships, widely recognized as core to Latino cultures, are known to vary for Latina/o immigrants based on time in the United States. Less is known about (a) how acculturation explains differences in family relationships by time in the US, and (b) whether acculturative stressors influence different aspects of immigrants' family relationships. Drawing on an expanded acculturation framework, we explore whether and how attitudinal familism, family contact, and family conflict among immigrant Latina/os vary based on acculturation and acculturative stressors. Using nationally representative data on foreign-born Latina/os (National Latino and Asian American Study; N = 1,618), ordered logistic and OLS regression analyses examined whether differences in family relationships by time in the US are explained by acculturation factors, and whether acculturative stressors are associated with family relationships when controlling for other important sociodemographic factors. Accounting for acculturation reduces the effect of time in the US on attitudinal familism and family conflict to nonsignificance. Spanish language proficiency and ethnic identity are associated with higher attitudinal familism, while English proficiency is associated with increased family conflict. Additionally, acculturative stressors (involuntary context of exit, hostile context of reception, limited origin country ties) are associated with lower attitudinal familism and higher conflict. Results highlight the importance of (a) examining the ways that migration influences multiple aspects of family relationships, (b) adopting a more comprehensive acculturation framework. Particularly novel are our findings on how acculturative stressors are associated with different family outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).

  11. CAPRELA (Cancer Prevention for Latinas): findings of a pilot study in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County.

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    Koval, Alejandra E; Riganti, Alicia Alemán; Foley, Kristie Long

    2006-01-01

    To evaluate knowledge and attitudes that affect cervical and breast cancer screening among uninsured Hispanic women. Cross-sectional, descriptive study of uninsured Latino women in Forsyth County, North Carolina. A convenience sample of Hispanic women who immigrated to the United States within the last ten years, primarily from Mexico (N = 70). Two trained lay health advisors (promotoras) administered in-person, structured surveys to 70 women in the community. All interviews were conducted in Spanish. Additionally two focus groups were conducted in Spanish to elucidate cultural beliefs and barriers to cancer screening not otherwise captured in the standardized surveys. Quantitative data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis. Qualitative data were transcribed and analyzed using a multi-step framework approach to identify and validate themes. Of 70 women, 42 (60%) reported a Pap smear within the last year; 26 (37%) reported two exams within the past three years. Among women aged 40 and older, 10 of 18 (56%) reported ever having a mammogram. Being married (OR = 4.05, CI 1.07-15.25) and having the same healthcare provider (OR 5.64, CI 1.04-30.56) predicted better Pap smear screening in multivariate analyses. Limited knowledge about breast cancer and needing an interpreter to communicate reduced the likelihood that women received a mammogram. Qualitative results indicated that women had poor prior experiences with Pap smears, held several misconceptions about cancer etiology and risk factors, and expressed distinct gender roles for Latina women and men that may affect healthcare utilization. Screening rates for cervical and breast cancer are low among uninsured Latina women. Therefore, community and clinic-based interventions are needed to improve underutilization of and satisfaction with cancer screening practices among uninsured Latina women.

  12. 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

  13. 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,...

  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. Historia de la cultura en la América Latina

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    Gabriel Anzola Gómez

    1966-06-01

    Full Text Available Acabo de terminar la lectura del último libro de Germán Arciniegas publicado por la Editorial Suramericana. Se trata de la Historia de la cultura en la América Latina. Como todas sus obras anteriores, esta despierta también en el lector la avidez por su lectura. El eminente escritor colombiano no ha perdido la frescura de su estilo, brillante por la riqueza y la variedad de imágenes, en medio de las cuales los conceptos rescatan su significación.

  16. ¿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. (...)...

  17. Resultados de aprendizaje en América Latina a partir de las evaluaciones nacionales

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    Murillo Torrecilla, Francisco Javier; Román, Marcela

    2008-01-01

    El artículo analiza y compara los resultados del desempeño escolar de estudiantes de los últimos cursos de Educación Primaria y primeros grados de Educación Secundaria de 15 países América Latina. Lo hace desde la información y datos obtenidos de los reportes que han elaborado las propias unidades de evaluación de los Ministerios de Educación de los respectivos países para trabajar y difundir los resultados. El estudio analiza, en primer lugar, la situación actual del rendimiento escolar a pa...

  18. 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

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    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

  19. The Influence of Trauma History and Relationship Power on Latinas' Sexual Risk for HIV/STIs

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    Randolph, Mary E.; Gamble, Heather L.; Buscemi, Joanna

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    A community sample of Latinas completed surveys that included measures of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence history, relationship power, negotiating power regarding condom use, perceived HIV/STI risk of sexual partner, and sexual behavior. Over half of the women reported a history of intimate partner violence in the past year and/or sexual abuse in their lifetime. Intimate partner violence was correlated with lower overall sexual relationship power scores, while sexual abuse was correlated with lower condom use negotiating power. More extensive intimate partner violence had the strongest association with higher HIV/STI risk, controlling for relationship status, sexual abuse, and relationship power. PMID:25067990

  20. El estado de salud del adulto mayor en América Latina

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    R. Todd Jewell; Máximo Rossi; Patricia Triunfo

    2006-01-01

    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, una mayor...

  1. La deforestación y los derechos de propiedad en América Latina

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    1999-01-01

    En el presente documento se analiza la vinculación entre los derechos de propiedad y la deforestación en América Latina. Según ese análisis, hay dos esferas separadas en que las cuestiones relacionadas con la tenencia inciden sobre el interés en el desmonte, a saber, la seguridad de los derechos de propiedad individual sobre las tierras agrícolas establecidas y sus efectos sobre la producción y el empleo agrícolas, y los regímenes de tenencia sobre las áreas forestadas y sus efectos sobre el ...

  2. Historias transnacionales: nuevas interpretaciones de los enclaves en América Latina

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    Catherine LeGrand

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo revisa las nuevas direcciones en la investigación sobre ¿enclaves extranjeros¿ en América Latina, centrándose particularmente en las regiones bananeras de la United Fruit Company (UFCO en el Caribe y Centroamérica. Explora las preguntas y aproximaciones que orientan la ¿nueva historia de los enclaves¿ producida en universidades norteamericanas en los últimos quince años, las críticas que han surgido a dichos estudios y el giro contemporáneo en la mirada a las luchas por los recursos naturales.

  3. Movimiento feminista en América Latina y el Caribe: balance y perspectivas

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    Portugal, Ana María; Saa, María Antonieta; Hiriart, Berta; Bravo, Rosa

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    No nos llevó mucho tiempo decidir que el N° 5 de nuestras Ediciones Isis Internacional de las Mujeres debía dar cuenta del desarrollo del Movimiento Feminista en América Latina y el Caribe en estos últimos 15 años. Después de asistir al III Encuentro Feminista y palpar el crecimiento cualitativo y cuantitativo de las feministas y los feminismos de los diversos países, y a no nos cupo duda alguna. Por otra parte, en estos años, producto de múltiples razones, en casi todos los países de nuestra...

  4. LA MINERÍA MANUAL EN COLOMBIA: UNA COMPARACIÓN CON AMÉRICA LATINA

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    En el mundo y particularmente en América Latina, la minería no mecanizada o manual ha sido utilizada como medio de sustento por los pobladores rurales o migrantes de ciudades que van a trabajar a estas zonas y que la llevan a cabo en condiciones sociales desfavorables por lo que resulta importante conocer los aspectos socio-jurídicos que envuelven la actividad. Con el fin de llevar a cabo lo anterior, se realizó una investigación de tipo descriptivo sobre tres variables dependientes: conceptu...

  5. Modernización, escuela e identidad en américa latina

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    2000-01-01

    En este artículo se establece que la modernización en América Latina ha sido generada por diversos factores como el proceso de urbanización y crecimiento rápido de los centros urbanísticos principales; la irrupción de medios masivos de comunicación productores de una cultura de masas; y la escuela como institución que cumple un papel importante en la construcción de la identidad. Se analiza la relación entre Sociedad y Educación y se estudian algunos antecedentes de la ident...

  6. 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.

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

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    Buendía-Martínez, Inmaculada; Carrasco, Inmaculada

    2013-01-01

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. El Acceso Abierto en América Latina: Situación actual y expectativas

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    Tzoc, Elías

    2012-01-01

    Tradicionalmente, el acceso a la información científica a nivel mundial ha sido exclusivo de grupos selectos, entre ellos los maestros, los investigadores y los estudiantes universitarios. En América Latina, la situación ha tenido algunas variables adicionales, entre ellas el costo de subscripción y la falta de contenido en español en revistas académicocientíficas. Afortunadamente, los avances en las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación están modificando positivamente la divulgació...

  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. Growth of PETROBRAS international gas reserves in Latin America; Crescimento das reservas internacionais de gas da PETROBRAS na America Latina

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    Rabe, Claudio [Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), RJ (Brazil); Syrio, Julio Cesar; Pizarro, Jorge Oscar de Sant' Anna [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    This paper presents the work developed at PETROBRAS International to increase the natural gas reserves and production in Latin America. The results indicate that the company's new strategic focus has been providing an increase of its production of natural gas in 270%, in which daily production in September reached 84192 boed. The same happened with reserves in 2002, that increased in 37,2 billions m{sup 3}. This growth was mainly due to incorporation of Perez Conpanc and Petrolera Santa Fe. (author)

  12. Para pensar a confiança e a cultura política na América Latina

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    Lopes Denise Mercedes Nuñez Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Este artigo identifica os determinantes de confiança política e sua relação com o apoio ao regime nos países latino-americanos de tradição democrática relativamente recente. A partir dos dados do Latinobarômetro de 1996, a autora analisa hipóteses explicativas em uma amostra de cinco países: Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Colômbia e Chile. Os resultados apontam como principais determinantes da confiança nas instituições políticas: a preferência pela democracia em oposição ao autoritarismo, as visões sobre a economia e satisfação com o governo, o otimismo em relação ao futuro do país e do núcleo familiar e o interesse pela política.

  13. Dilemas da agenda social na América Latina e efeitos das eleições presidenciais recentes

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    Ana Maria Fernandes

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Ao final dos anos oitenta, com Margareth Thatcher e Ronald Reagan, o Reino Unido e os Estados Unidos assumiram a liderança de uma verdadeira revolução capitalista, com menores impostos aos ricos, menor taxação dos lucros, privatizações em massa e a tentativa de consolidar as bolsas de valores como sendo prioritárias fontes de crédito frente à dependência do setor bancário.

  14. Protesto político na América Latina: tendências recentes e determinantes individuais

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    Ednaldo Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Estudos recentes têm identificado redução do envolvimento dos cidadãos em formas tradicionais de participação, predominantemente relacionadas aos processos eleitorais e às instituições formais de representação, e ampliação do engajamento em modalidades de ação relacionadas ao protesto político. Diferentes fatores têm sido apontados como impulsionadores dessa contestação, alguns de ordem individual ou microssocial, como sentimentos, atitudes e valores. Focalizando o caso latino-americano, apresentamos neste artigo uma análise sobre a evolução de alguns indicadores de envolvimento nessas formas de ação ao longo de uma década. Adicionalmente, buscamos verificar quais atributos individuais atuam como determinantes desses comportamentos. Para tanto utilizamos a série histórica de dados produzida pela organização Latinobarómetro (1995-2007. Os resultados indicam que, apesar da relevância do descontentamento e do contexto de instabilidade política e econômica da região, as variáveis explicativas fundamentais do ativismo de protesto são aquelas ligadas aos recursos individuais políticos e cognitivos.

  15. AGRONEGÓCIO, PRODUÇÃO DE ALIMENTOS E SEGURANÇA ALIMENTAR NA AMÉRICA LATINA

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    Solange Maria Gayoso da Costa

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    Full Text Available The text discusses about agribusiness, agricultural production model widely touted as a solution to the problem of hunger in the world, which, has been proved as a highly concentrator land and a growing threat to food security and sovereignty, as it contributes to the extinction of small agricultural production responsible for diverse food production. This process has been happening for decades in many countries of Latin America and has expanded rapidly and violently causing the dispossession of small farmers, people and traditional communities.

  16. Eleições e desempenho macroeconômico na América Latina (1979-1998

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    Borsani Hugo

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    Full Text Available This article presents an analysis of the different theoretical models for the relationship between elections and economics, as well as econometric tests applied to GDP and employment trends in Latin American democracies from 1979 to 1998. Considering that a government's possibilities for pushing its policy objectives forward depends on its agenda power, the article analyzes the majority versus minority nature of governments, seeking to define the political conditions that favor a level of macroeconomic evolution in keeping with the objective of maintaining power. On the one hand, the results of empirical tests show a post-electoral deterioration of target indicators, as predicted by theoretical models. On the other hand, greater economic dynamism in election years is observed more frequently in governments with a majority in the legislature, a characteristic of the political system generally associated with greater macroeconomic policy efficiency, but also a condition favoring electoral manipulation of policy.

  17. Mortes e crimes cometidos com armas de fogo na cidade autônoma de Buenos Aires, 2002

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    A violência se constitui em um dos problemas mais graves da América Latina. O uso de pequenas e leves armas de fogo é considerada a principal responsável por este fato. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi descobrir, a partir de dados do setor saúde, da justiça e da polícia, o número de mortes e crimes envolvendo armas de fogo ocorridos na cidade de Buenos Aires em 2002. Os dados sobre mortalidade e crimes foram obtidos dos Sistemas Nacionais de Estatísticas Vitais e Informação Criminal e os d...

  18. University students' perceived norms of peers and drug use: a multicentric study in five Latin American countries Normas percibidas por estudiantes universitarios respecto a sus pares y el uso de drogas: estudio multicéntrico en cinco países de América Latina Normas percebidas por estudantes universitários sobre seus companheiros e uso de drogas: um estudo multicêntrico em cinco países da América Latina

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    Inés V. Bustamante

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    Full Text Available This cross-sectional study compared perceived peer drug use and actual drug use in a sample of Latin American university students. Students from nine universities in five countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru completed a questionnaire that addressed the use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. Analysis focused on comparing perceptions to actual drug use. The findings largely, but not completely, confirmed the idea that students overestimate peer drug use. The unexpected findings were those relating to alcohol. While students generally overestimated peer use of tobacco, marijuana and cocaine, they accurately estimated or underestimated peer use of alcohol. Apart from the anomalous findings with regard to alcohol, this study shows that perceived drug use relates to actual drug use in Latin America as it does elsewhere. The results also support the suggestion that interventions using normative feedback would be useful to strengthen drug use prevention programs aimed at youth in Latin America.Este estudio transversal se comparó la percepción que se tiene del consumo de los pares con el uso real de drogas, en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios de América Latina. Los estudiantes de nueve universidades en cinco países (Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras y Perú respondieron a un cuestionario que abordaba el uso de tabaco, alcohol, marihuana y cocaína. El análisis se concentró en la comparación de la percepción y el consumo real de drogas. Los resultados en gran medida, aunque no completamente, confirmaron que los estudiantes sobreestiman el uso de drogas entre sus pares. Los resultados inesperados fueron los relacionados con el alcohol. Mientras que los estudiantes generalmente sobrestimaron el consumo de tabaco, marihuana y cocaína entre sus pares, los mismos estimaron con bastante precisión o subestimaron el uso de alcohol entre sus pares. Además de los resultados inesperados en relación al alcohol, este

  19. The Role of School and Community-Based Programs in Aiding Latina/o High School Persistence

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    Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez

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    This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with…

  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. 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

    2016-01-01

    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…

  2. Experiences of Latina/o Students in "Large Schools in Drag": A Critical Analysis of an Urban Alternative High School

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    Vélez, William; Antrop-González, René

    2007-01-01

    This study uses mixed methods to identify the factors linked to varying levels of academic performance among Latina/o students enrolled in an alternative high school. Results from the quantitative analyses suggest students who had highly educated fathers and who reported high levels of English literacy are very likely to be classified as academic…

  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. Through the Prism of Critical Race Theory: "Niceness" and Latina/o Leadership in the Politics of Education

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    Aleman, Enrique, Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Utilizing a critical race theory (CRT) framework, I conduct a rhetorical and discursive analysis of data from a study of Utah Latino/a educational and political leaders. In analyzing how participants advocate closing the achievement gaps that affect Latina/o and Chicana/o students, I find that participants' political discourse is shaped by…

  5. Pap Screening Goals and Perceptions of Pain among Black, Latina, and Arab Women: Steps toward Breaking down Psychological Barriers

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    Gauss, Julie W.; Mabiso, Athur; Williams, Karen Patricia

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND Understanding women’s psychological barriers to getting Papanicolaou (Pap) screening has potential to impact cancer disparities. This study examined pain perceptions of Pap testing among Black, Latina and Arab women and goal setting to receive Pap tests. METHODS Data on 420 women, a longitudinal study, were analyzed using Chi-square tests of differences and generalized linear mixed models. RESULTS At baseline, 30.3% of Black and 35.5% of Latina women perceived Pap tests to be very painful compared to 24.2% of Arab women. Perceptions of pain influenced goal settings, such as scheduling a first ever Pap test (Odds ratio = 0.58, 95% Confidence interval: 0.14-0.94). Immediately following the intervention, women’s perception that Pap tests are very painful significantly declined (P-valuetest is very painful significantly reduces the likelihood of Black, Latina and Arab women setting the goal to schedule their first ever Pap test. Latina women are the least likely to improve their perception that the Pap test is very painful, though national statistics show they have the highest rates of morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. These findings are instructive for designing tailored interventions to break down psychological barriers to Pap screening among underserved women. PMID:23288606

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. The Strengths of Latina Mothers in Supporting Their Children's Education: "A Cultural Perspective." Research Brief. Publication #2014-29

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    Ramos, Manica

    2014-01-01

    A growing body of research indicates that when parents are engaged in their children's learning and development, their children do better in school. This brief reports on what was learned through recent interviews with Latina immigrant mothers about the techniques they used to support their children's education at the most malleable stage of…

  9. How Science Texts and Hands-on Explorations Facilitate Meaning Making: Learning from Latina/o Third Graders

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    Varelas, Maria; Pieper, Lynne; Arsenault, Amy; Pappas, Christine C.; Keblawe-Shamah, Neveen

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we examined opportunities for reasoning and meaning making that read-alouds of children's literature science information books and related hands-on explorations offered to young Latina/o students in an urban public school. Using a qualitative, interpretative framework, we analyzed classroom discourse and children's writing…

  10. 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

    2017-01-01

    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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. Countering Deficit Thinking: Agency, Capabilities and the Early Learning Experiences of Children of Latina/o Immigrants

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    Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; Adair, Jennifer Keys

    2014-01-01

    This article documents what happened in a first grade classroom when young Latina/o children of immigrants had consistent classroom-based opportunities to use their agency in their learning. Applying theoretical constructs from development economics to data from the Agency and Young Children ethnographic project, we explore three forms of agency…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Latina/o Pre-Service Teachers' Use of Language and Culture while Assisting Children in Mathematics

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    Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, Eugenia

    2009-01-01

    Guided by symbolic interactionism and cultural historical activity theory this study investigated how four bilingual Latina/o pre-service teachers use language (Spanish and English) and culture, defined as social practices, as instructional resources in mathematics. The setting of the study was an after-school bilingual mathematics program, namely…

  17. 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.

  18. Urban Latina/o Undergraduate Students' Negotiations of Identities and Participation in an Emerging Scholars Calculus I Workshop

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    Oppland-Cordell, Sarah B.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the author presents a qualitative multiple case study that explored how two urban Latina/o undergraduate students' emerging mathematical and racial identity constructions influenced their participation in a culturally diverse, Emerging Scholars Program, Calculus I workshop at a predominately White urban university. Drawing on…

  19. Life Is Precious: Views of Adolescents and Their Mothers on Methods to Reduce Suicidal Behavior in Latinas

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    Humensky, Jennifer L.; Gil, Rosa M.; Mazzula, Silvia; Diaz, Samantha; Lewis-Fernández, Roberto

    2017-01-01

    Life is Precious (LIP) was developed to help reduce suicidal behavior in Latina adolescents. As part of an external evaluation of the LIP program, we conducted focus groups with adolescent participants and mothers to learn whether participants and families believe that the activities of LIP address risks for suicidal behavior. Four focus groups…

  20. 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…